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    andracass

    this is your captain speaking.

    we are beginning our descent.

    please fasten your seatbelts and all that shit.

    stay tuned for this important safety presentation.

     

    Q: why is your safety presentation a Q&A?
    A: idk! i expect that there's a certain set of things that need to be explained and/or questions people have, so this is just a quick and to the point way of addressing them.

    just imagine that i'm rapidly switching between flight attendant and captain uniforms throughout this.

    some questions are also reminiscent of comments made on previous devblog posts.

    consider this an encouragement to not be like those people.

    Q: why don't you just release the game already

    A: because we're still adding stuff at the last minute!!!!

    i'm gonna be honest the most frustrating part about this being the final release is that we keep having all of these ideas and can't be like "well, we'll just push this off to the next version."
    there is no next version!!!!!!!!

    there's a strong possibility of a non-content related update coming sometime in the future, but let's be real reggy nintendo just has to look at us funny and that won't happen. so we want to make this as good as we can before release.

    but believe me we want this out just as fast as y'all do.

     

    Q: when's e19

    A: probably in may? idk! we've got to do the open beta (community release) first, and then we'll move on to the actual real final release of this video game.

     

    Q: when's e19 community release

    A: next weekend!

    we have a date in mind. i don't want to say which date it is in case something goes wrong on our end and things have to be pushed back. we're not a big game company with a corporate HQ and millions of dollars in funding. we're just two bitches and a cat in an apartment. sometimes we oversleep. you never know.

    just keep an eye on the sidebar.

     

    Q: how do i get the community release?

    A: be in the community! ie have a forum account.

     

    Q: i am only here for free shit and i don't want to do work. do i have to report any bugs?

    A: well, technically no! bug reports are definitely appreciated but are not mandatory.

     

    Q: i found a bug! should i dm every developer about it at the same time?

    A: no. 

    for real, if you do this, we hate you.

    please make a thread on the forum if you catch a bug! if you see a bug, assume that it needs to be reported.

     

    Q: you made the game too easy and i hate it now.

    A: that's not a question! it's also a pretty bold thing to say about something you haven't even played.

    if the game is now ruined for you then i don't think there was ever anything we could've done about that.

    we're sorry for your loss, though!

     

    Q: where should i start to make sure i don't run into problems?

    A: a pokemon center! or hardy's gym room. then head to calcenon.

    you won't miss it.


    Q: help i'm conflicted. i really want to see the new content right now, but i also want to see what's changed in early game.

    A: so i don't know if there's a perfect way to handle that. a common strategy of the playtesters has been to complete e19m and then start over. personally, i still think that starting from the beginning is the best idea: a lot of character interactions have been reworked and seeing them before getting to e19 will only make the new content that much stronger. the early game changes have been universally praised.

     

    Q: i'm the person from the last question. also i never want to see the magic square ever again, i'm tired of the starter quest, and i've caught every stupid pokemon in this stupid game. what do i do?

    A: oh man i have some good news for you! 

    one of those last minute things we're throwing in is some limited new game plus functionality. it'll let you skip some of those more time consuming quests.

    just load up a save that's already completed them and my hawt new code will take care of the rest.

     

    Q: hey there i have a suggestion for another new game plus thing do you want to he-

    A: no!

    like, listen, i'm sure you have a great idea.

    every idea ever posted in the comments has been a good idea.

    we just don't have time.

     

    Q: i want to replay the game but then i would have to see ace and they've bloated the cast and ruined the game.

    A: so that's a pretty bold thing to say about someone you've never met. if the game is now... well, you saw the answer earlier. 

    i'm pretty sure that every since person who's tested this game has liked ace. 

    and c'mon. an uncontroversial main antagonist? in this video game?

    that man's comment career is over.

     

    Q: can i activate passwords on my current save file?

    A: yes! someone in calcenon can help you with that.

     

    Q: i am SO excited about this like you have no idea. like srsly i am losing my mind. i have to tell everyone about my game.

    A: so this also isn't a question but i don't have a great way to segue into this.

    so discord has this hot new feature called "threads".

    threads have been great for playthrough liveblogging. for real. if everyone was just dumping their comments in one place, all of our channels would look like a hellfuck nightmare. it's also great for devs because we can just see how people's thoughts evolve as they progress through the game.

    this is me telling you to use a thread.

     

    Q: what if i'm in the middle of the game when i start e19?

    A: uhhhhhh that's a great question. we don't quite know.

    if you're in the middle of a game, you should probably start from the beginning. we don't know what kind of weird interactions will occur as a result of switches being missing, events being skipped, etc.

    just to be safe, you should probably start from the top.

    if you have a save file from an older version of the game, we'd expect that it'll be fine as long as things were fine during e18.

     

    Q: i downloaded the game and clicked the exe but it's not working! what do i do???

    A: okay, so, this is just a total shot in the dark.

    but you unzipped it, right?

     

    Q: how do i unzip?

    A: ...i am so concerned for your computer. i'm calling computer protective services.

    you are now banned to the outdoors. say hi to bambi.

     

    Q: hello. i am a hypothetical person from the future. i have a very loud take on this video game and/or one of its characters and i want to make a very loud post filled with hot takes about this. is this a good idea y/y?

    A: please give your takes a moment to cool down! hot takes are a fire hazard and the building code requires you to only have them in the comfort of your own home with people in the room with you.

    also i hit back.

     

    Q: OMG I CAN'T BELEIVE THAT AT THE END OF THE EPISODE SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE

    A: that's also not a question! what is wrong with you people

    also you definitely don't want to go around spilling story secrets like that. 

    spoiler locking for e19 is going to be a little weird since so much has changed.

    all content before the champion is going to be spoiler locked for a month after the final release.

    all content.

    this is going to really trip up returning players who are already familiar with the major story beats. there's two big reasons for this: the first is that the early game changes mean that people replaying through the game may not know what is/isn't new between episodes, so it's best to spoiler everything to be safe; second, there's a whole swath of people out there who have been waiting for this game to finish before playing it, and they've got a lot of shit to catch up on.

    for everyone's sake, we're treating all content as new content.

    postgame is going to be spoiler locked for three months- potentially less depending on how quickly people get through everything.

    this game is really fuckin long. y'all are gonna have shit to play for literal months. even if you played the game for 4 hours a day, every day, i'd still expect it to take about four weeks to beat.

    now i'm sure that people are going to no-life the shit out of it, but this ain't about them.

    we gotta give people a chance to play the whole thing.

     

    Q: is the website gonna crash on release day?

    A: well we're sure hoping it won't! got a hot new server upgrade and everything!

    but yeah, probably. we're sorry :(

     

    Q: wait, you wrote this post yesterday? how'd i miss it???

    A: i started it yesterday and posted it hidden to make sure nothing got lost. don't worry!

     

    now, i also polled the current testers for things they thought i should add. here's the highlights:
    "save often! like, really really save often."

    "pace yourself! e19m is still pretty long."

    "don't forget that you can turn speedup off."

    "there's a puzzle you might want a pen and paper for."

    "the game is still hard people jfc"*

    "the episode slaps and you're in for a ride."

    *this comment includes some editorializing from myself.

     

    hype train will arrive soon!

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    5 minutes ago, Risakisa said:

     

    because that's just how I am? I don't have this "slurs=hate" thing going on; I refer to people with slurs when I feel friendly towards them. Likewise, when I like a given pokémon, my heart wants to name them appropriately. It actually takes a degree of effort on my part to not use foul language or slurs.

    Heck, look at the OP, where she said "we're just two bitches" or something of the sort.

     

    Don't get me wrong, most of my pokémon aren't named as slurs. But certain pokémon are always named as slurs, and that's just what my subconscious has decided. (some pokémon, like tentacool/tentacruel are always named Hentai, for example. that's just been decided, and that's just how it is)

    Each to their own I guess, can't stop what you do in private though such things can lead down a slippery slope if you can't control the habit. I'd recommend censoring/renaming any names that could be offensive if you're gonna put it out in public(such as the bug reporting forum). The community guidelines has a list of banned language which will apply in this scenario.

     

    If in doubt, censor it.

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    7 hours ago, dwhite0309202131 said:

    You know, ep19's community release is basically ep19's release, but just for community, but anyone can still make an account at any time easily, right? So, technically, it is still a public release, you just have take the time make an account, which only takes like 5 minutes tops.

    community release is more like an open beta, where as the final release will have bugs found during community release patched (hopefully)

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    2 hours ago, heloo5t5 said:

    Can someone with higher knowledge drop me a cheeky pm with an eta i am losing my mind i cant get any work done 

    they said hopefully sometime in may, but no more accurate or confirmed details have been said

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    2 hours ago, Bananacake887 said:

    Each to their own I guess, can't stop what you do in private though such things can lead down a slippery slope if you can't control the habit. I'd recommend censoring/renaming any names that could be offensive if you're gonna put it out in public(such as the bug reporting forum). The community guidelines has a list of banned language which will apply in this scenario.

     

    If in doubt, censor it.

     

    was hoping I'd not have to, but I suppose you're right. If I need to send the savefile or send screenshots, I'll do my best to remember to censor anything inappropriate.

     

    (and, yes, I did read the guidelines. I don't like them, but when in rome etc.)

     

    on an unrelated note, I am looking forwards to this so much that I can't get my focus to study. I just go back to this website and refresh. glad I'm not using a school and am only beholden to myself, but still. even if I'm not going to see much in the way of new content for potentially well over a 100 hours, I can't stop fidgeting in anticipation to going to an even better reborn.

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    25 minutes ago, J Boi said:

    community release is more like an open beta, where as the final release will have bugs found during community release patched (hopefully)

    I know, but still, good enough for me to consider it as a full game release.

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    25 minutes ago, Eranana said:

    Will the release of community release be obvious when it happens

    Someone said a new tab would open on the site, and there'll probably be a devlog

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    Q: when's e19 community release

    A: next weekend!

    we have a date in mind. i don't want to say which date it is in case something goes wrong on our end and things have to be pushed back. we're not a big game company with a corporate HQ and millions of dollars in funding. we're just two bitches and a cat in an apartment. sometimes we oversleep. you never know.

    just keep an eye on the sidebar.

     

    pardon me but I'm gonna lose my mind. There's a very real chance that we the gamers will get to bear witness to e19 in the next three days. holy shit.

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    1 hour ago, andracass said:

    tomorrow (US time)

     

    HOLY SHIT, HOLY SHIT, HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    My heart is divided: do I wait another month to play the game complete, without any bugs ppl probably will find on beta, or do I NOT wait and play it as it is already? (I might as well help find bugs, though I've never done something like this before)

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    Guys, hold your hype (I know, its not easy, but try to lol)! The thing is: the community release is a beta version which will still be tweaked, specially qoth the help of those who will hunt for bugs and report them. Are you up for this SACRED mission? If so, let's continue the hype train/ship/plane/spacecraft/interdimensional space station

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    I’m so excited. I just finished Glass Workstation (Yet again Excadrill saved me) and I’m sad that I’m getting rid of him when I restart.

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    2 minutes ago, Cursed Angel said:

    Plot twist: releases at Saturday 11:59pm in Hawaiian time 

    wow you nailed it. incredible.

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    35 minutes ago, Cursed Angel said:

    Plot twist: releases at Saturday 11:59pm in Hawaiian time 

     

    32 minutes ago, andracass said:

    wow you nailed it. incredible.

    Wait. Really? Wow.

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    3 hours ago, andracass said:

    tomorrow (US time)

    Hells bells, I'm gonna have to kill Orphan of Kos inside of the next 24 hours now. Fear the fish baby, and fear the giga pokemon fangame more. By the gods, fear it.

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    Heya, just cheking. Is the community release paid for or do you just need a forum account? And also what time is it dropping because technically its time now for me. Im a lil British boy.

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    Another question, me and my friend cagelock releases but he is somewhere for the weekend, dont flame but could he play it on his phone somehow, im sure there is a crappy tutorial out there.

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    9 minutes ago, Big Torcho said:

    Heya, just cheking. Is the community release paid for or do you just need a forum account? And also what time is it dropping because technically its time now for me. Im a lil British boy.

    U just need an account.

     

    2 minutes ago, Big Torcho said:

    Another question, me and my friend cagelock releases but he is somewhere for the weekend, dont flame but could he play it on his phone somehow, im sure there is a crappy tutorial out there.

    If you have android, joiplay.

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    4 hours ago, andracass said:

    tomorrow (US time)

     

    I never thought I'd read something like this ever
    reborn devblog has had more visits than my opening homepage recently
    <hype reaching lethal doses>

     

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    On 4/10/2022 at 4:38 PM, Aravind said:

    Will we have something special for the 100th dev blog post hmmmm


    hopefully something anniversary-y??
    like "post your first starter" ?
    "raise your hand if you caught gastly in ep14 and lost misdreavus for all eternity" ?
    "count the nights you lost to train for glass gauntlet?"
    hopefully..
     

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    On 4/14/2022 at 4:52 AM, Rogue said:

    Quick qs for the devs - when online functionality comes back, will online double battles be included? As much as I love the online single battle functionality of reborn, double battles are more chaotic and awesome. I hope double battles wont be too much of an issue to be implemented.

     

    Thanks to Perry, doubles have been implemented for online!

     

    1 hour ago, Krellian said:

    Honestly, i thought you girls were european, you know? 

     

    no.................. we just have disaster sleep schedules.................

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    11 hours ago, Shmoley said:

    Who here made a forum account just to play ep19? 
     

    Just me?

     

     

     

     

    ok..


    EYO
    played this game like 2 years ago and loved every second of it
    unbelivably hyped 

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    10 minutes ago, W1ll said:

    I'm not the only one checking here every 5 minutes to see if the community release is out yet right

     

    No don't worry your not the only one

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    2 hours ago, W1ll said:

    I'm not the only one checking here every 5 minutes to see if the community release is out yet right

     

     

    We're 45

     

     

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    25 minutes ago, Vinc2612 said:

     

    We're 45

     

     

    IMG_20220416_175225.jpg

     

    image.thumb.png.e2495d27d80db29ccd17cf62ac946fb1.png

    Scratch that, we're pushing 250. It's been almost a decade since I've seen a forum this actively populated.

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    2 minutes ago, Reginald Sanshire said:

    Patience, young grasshoppers.

     

    You've already waited about 4 years. A little bit more time won't be the end of the world. 

    Yeah, i met Reborn some years ago, but hype is real. Let's hear the awesome OST by  Glitchxcity!

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    7 minutes ago, barath1989 said:

    Is it out yet?

    how we will be notified if its released? will it be available in "downloads" ?

    I'll just keep refreshing the page until I see a change in the hotbar.

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    Gyaaaaah!!!! I keep refreshing it to see if it dropped or not! Knowing my luck it'll drop when I leave for work in two hours. Oh well at least I have the next two days off to play it when it does drop.

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    Hey quick question, earlier in the description of this blog you said something about spoiler locks, is that still a thing with the community release because I plan to record my gameplay for my youtube channel. So should I wait a few days before posting the first gameplay episode or not? I don't want to assume it's okay only to find out it isn't.

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    4 minutes ago, enCRYPTion5461 said:

    Hey quick question, earlier in the description of this blog you said something about spoiler locks, is that still a thing with the community release because I plan to record my gameplay for my youtube channel. So should I wait a few days before posting the first gameplay episode or not? I don't want to assume it's okay only to find out it isn't.

     

    On 4/14/2022 at 4:25 PM, Hellequin said:

    Quick point for those who want to share or stream this game before the big boy final release (just find and replace fan game devs with fan game enjoyers):


    It's shut the fuck up Friday, release won't be far off from the community drop. We're so close to having this game, I urge everybody to keep this game under their hat until it's out for good, it's too late for it to be nuked, and can be archived among the cosmos of the internet.

     

    Cannot wait for release, e19 looks kickass.

     

    Until then, I shall be shutting the fuck up, and so should you.

     

    Once more I direct your attention to Woolie 5:9

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    I've been playing since 2013 and I have been lurking all those years, but the hype for the final community release is way too real. I just want to give my thanks for this amazing fan game! ^^

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    5 minutes ago, jvt777 said:

    I've been playing since 2013 and I have been lurking all those years, but the hype for the final community release is way too real. I just want to give my thanks for this amazing fan game! ^^

    Same i remember playing Reborn as a dumb ass 9 year old having no idea what da hell i was doing and just walking in circles for hours 

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    16 minutes ago, jvt777 said:

    I've been playing since 2013 and I have been lurking all those years, but the hype for the final community release is way too real. I just want to give my thanks for this amazing fan game! ^^

    I feel that mate (although I was 18 back then haha), found the game at the end of 2014. It's been a long ride

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    38 minutes ago, jvt777 said:

    I've been playing since 2013 and I have been lurking all those years, but the hype for the final community release is way too real. I just want to give my thanks for this amazing fan game! ^^

     

    same here... playing since like 2015 or something (I think)... 
    Gonna be honest.... i am gonna miss all the time of excitedly waiting for an update... Is that what stockholm syndrom feels like? 😀

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    Excessive Hype can be detrimental to your health. If you notice too much Hype, try to breath slowly and calm down.
    If Hype continues, remember to check with your local doctor before it goes out of control

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    19 minutes ago, Garaf said:

    Excessive Hype can be detrimental to your health. If you notice too much Hype, try to breath slowly and calm down.
    If Hype continues, remember to check with your local doctor before it goes out of control

     

    I choose to live dangerously.

     

    Hype +1

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    1 hour ago, Mr.EvilChicken said:

    same here... playing since like 2015 or something (I think)... 
    Gonna be honest.... i am gonna miss all the time of excitedly waiting for an update... Is that what stockholm syndrom feels like? 😀

    I agree it is gonna feel weird no longer checking the dev log everyday its become a big habit of mine.

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    Everyone get ready to land or stop(whether this is a train or plane has been up for debate),because the hype is about to reach its absolute climax,I´ve joined this journey in 2020 and although only being part of the reborn hype and journey for so little compared to most people here,I´m very excited.It may feel bittersweet but reborn will be something to be enjoyed for ages to come.With that said I hope everyone who sees this has their playthrough of a lifetime when v19 comes out.And of course a very special thank you to the team that brought this project to life,and that allowed us to go through such an amazing journey,really thank you for this game.

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    FOR THE LOVE OF OUR LORD HELIX FOSSIL! WHERE IS IT CAAAAAAAAAAASS!!!!!!!!!

     

    This is exactly what all of us are asking inside ourselves (dont try to deny it, i know very well) lol

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    I love literally everything about this game so much I can't wait. Love you guys gonna have to skip the community release so i can actually study for finals, cant wait for the final product

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    I've decided to start it all over again, would love to relive the moments and play the early game changes. I'm a bit confused tho, should I wait for the final release or start playing in this beta version itself?

     

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    Just now, Godfather555 said:

    I've decided to start it all over again, would love to relive the moments and play the early game changes. I'm a bit confused tho, should I wait for the final release or start playing in this beta version itself?

     

    My understanding is that the beta version is essentially near identical to what we'll have in the final release, save for some bugfixes. I don't think you'd be missing anything if you started over now versus then!

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    2 hours ago, xKit said:

    My understanding is that the beta version is essentially near identical to what we'll have in the final release, save for some bugfixes. I don't think you'd be missing anything if you started over now versus then

    Aah okay I get it, ty for the reply

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    So far two badges in, not going to spoil anything but the game is awesome! The dialogue has vastly improved and the characters are just as lovable along with the map in some areas! No bugs yet from my end but Idk if that'll change or not.

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