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  • wow it has been nearly 6 months from my last post.

    well, if you're new here: hi, i'm cass. i get mad at the scripts. sometimes i even post about it!

    lately, though, i have not. grad school kinda showed up and kicked my ass, and the two primary things i've been working on are suuuuuper big and not ready for prime-time. those two things are a rewrite of the AI and a more organized method of handling field effects. the AI isn't ready because the AI has like 40000 lines of code and if i think about that for too long i lose my will to work, and the field effects aren't ready because the field effect system is complicated and i hardly know what i'm doing. the code is still spaghetti, my hashes are backwards, and i'm basically learning how to do what i'm doing on the spot.

    so it'll be a bit.

     

    for now, though, i would like to tell you about something that does not matter in the slightest.

    and that is the move razor wind.

    you have never used this move except, perhaps, on accident.

    it has actually been removed from canon games as of gen 8.

     

    since you have never heard of this move before, i will explain how it works.

    imagine using strength, except you have to wait a turn before attacking.

    that's razor wind.

     

    there is, however, one incredible trait about razor wind.

    a trait that elevates it above all other moves.

    and that is its japanese name.

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    a lot of moves have japanese names that, when spoken, sound like typo'd english. razor wind is notable for not being such a move. the name refers to a spirit in japanese folklore that rides on dust devils and inflict small cuts on those caught in one. (links included if you just want to hear about this from the source!)

    as a pokemon move, one could think of it as something akin to "acting like a kamaitachi". english does this shit all the time. computers compute. displays display. i am looking at my desk desperately grabbing examples.

    but a poorer translation might not understand this.

    a poorer translation could be mean.

    a poorer translation might be "slash like weasel".

    and thus, weaselslash was born.

     

    now, of course, the comedy implications of this were readily apparent to myself.

    but ame was horrified.

    a thing that happens between her and i is that one of us will be like "huh, this is such a strange name for what this thing does." and then ame will be like "well, i wonder what it is in japanese." 

    i'll say something like "well, it's probably, like, strangeo nameo or something"
    and then she'll look it up and it'll be strangeo nameo.

    i think this is hilarious. ame makes a "hurts just a little bit" face.

    but then we looked up razor wind. and razor wind wasn't a typo! 

    it had origins that were actually interesting and grounded in folklore!
    so, naturally, i turned to ame and said

    "so what you're saying is that, in japanese, razor wind is weasel slash."

    and ame died that day.

     

    the implications are hilarious.

    imagine you're playing, say, rejuv.

    you're at the scene where madame x is about to obliterate you with an yveltal.

    and then that yveltal summons up a giant swarm of weasels.

    a swarm of weasels that takes one turn to charge up.

    a swarm of weasels that then returns both you and your team to the dirt from which it came.

    this yveltal thing is not a joke. this is real. you can take your friendly neighborhood yveltal to the move relearner who will, for the price of one heart scale, teach your yveltal to summon slashy weasels.

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    (credit to crim for this incredible pic)

    *note: i suspect that, somewhere out there on the internet, there is a mole person just waiting to comment with "well aktually I used razor wind back in generation 3 and i know all of its mechanics so you're wrong"

    this person is a clown and i would like to politely request that the rest of the comment section refer to them as such

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    Doesn't Buizel, the weasel pokemon, learn Razor Wind? That means you could infinitely generate weasels. Buizel uses Razor Wind, summoning Weasels (Buizels?) which also apparently can use Razor Wind, summoning further Weasels.

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    1 minute ago, ChikiChar said:

    Doesn't Buizel, the weasel pokemon, learn Razor Wind? That means you could infinitely generate weasels. Buizel uses Razor Wind, summoning Weasels (Buizels?) which also apparently can use Razor Wind, summoning further Weasels.

    this is terrifying

    they would have too much power

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    Just now, ChikiChar said:

    Imagine you enter a wild battle with one Floatzel and end up running down the valley, being chased by an overwhelming sea of Buizels that keeps growing exponentially.

    and all of those buizels are riding an yveltal which is, itself, summoning more buizels

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    You could call it a perpetual buizel machine.

     

    I'm just imagining a power plant somewhere in Reborn powered by infinitely burning all the Buizels and converting them to energy.

     

    (million dollar idea for the Kyogre quest Cass, take it or leave it)

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    2 minutes ago, bobirobi20 said:

    I'm just imagining a power plant somewhere in Reborn powered by infinitely burning all the Buizels and converting them to energy.

    no

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    1 hour ago, Logan_the_balalaika said:

    This confuses me on many levels.

     

    It would make a great easter egg tho. I can already see one of yveltal's moveslots being reserved for razor wind weasel slash.

    Make it happen Cass.

    Yveltal having Razor wind as mandatory move lmao.

     

    5 hours ago, andracass said:

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    update:

    it's azery.

    azery is the mole person.

     

    So Azery is now a clown too? Posty having competition.

     

    Also called out the mole person as a clown as requested Cass

     

    4 hours ago, andracass said:

    and all of those buizels are riding an yveltal which is, itself, summoning more buizels

     

    Now, I will be sad if this is not how we catch Yveltal.

     

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    OK so hear me out:

     

    Instead of Ame's hidden room just having a metric fuckton of alohan Vulpixs that spread like a wildfire after discovery, you guys add like a 1/1000 chance that it is just Buizels. Or Sneasels. No explanation, all overworld characters still refer to them as Vulpix's (Vulpi? Agh). Either make it a permanent change that is associated with the save file (ala mystery egg) or make it random every time you enter. Whichever causes more chaos / less stress to spaghettify into the code. Then, we delete this particular development thread and let the poor confused souls who missed this beautiful tangent of a developer attempting to keep their sanity, wonder to themselves what they missed and leave unanswered help threads in the forums for eternity.

     

    Or maybe you just should look into weasel therapy.

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    1 minute ago, PrimeMehster said:

    OK so hear me out:

     

    Instead of Ame's hidden room just having a metric fuckton of alohan Vulpixs that spread like a wildfire after discovery, you guys add like a 1/1000 chance that it is just Buizels. Or Sneasels. No explanation, all overworld characters still refer to them as Vulpix's (Vulpi? Agh). Either make it a permanent change that is associated with the save file (ala mystery egg) or make it random every time you enter. Whichever causes more chaos / less stress to spaghettify into the code. Then, we delete this particular development thread and let the poor confused souls who missed this beautiful tangent of a developer attempting to keep their sanity, wonder to themselves what they missed and leave unanswered help threads in the forums for eternity.

     

    Or maybe you just should look into weasel therapy.

    dude are you okay

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    2 minutes ago, Lorisaur said:

    "well aktually I used razor wind back in generation 3 and i know all of its mechanics so you're wrong"

     

    Someone had to do it I am not sorry

    i'll let santa know you're getting coal this year

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    On 2/8/2021 at 10:42 AM, ChikiChar said:

    Doesn't Buizel, the weasel pokemon, learn Razor Wind? That means you could infinitely generate weasels. Buizel uses Razor Wind, summoning Weasels (Buizels?) which also apparently can use Razor Wind, summoning further Weasels.

    Damn it, it can become a buizel crest in rejuv, its simply brilliant

     

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    once again, gotta say I love how you write posts in here lol
    though I'm not sure what makes "weasel slash" so funny. am I missing context or am I just dumb? eh, I enjoyed the read anyway

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    18 hours ago, Spedy said:

    once again, gotta say I love how you write posts in here lol
    though I'm not sure what makes "weasel slash" so funny. am I missing context or am I just dumb? eh, I enjoyed the read anyway

    just the imagery- your mon summons up a swarm of weasels and throws them at the opponent

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    On 2/8/2021 at 5:57 AM, bobirobi20 said:

    You could call it a perpetual buizel machine.

     

    I'm just imagining a power plant somewhere in Reborn powered by infinitely burning all the Buizels and converting them to energy.

     

    (million dollar idea for the Kyogre quest Cass, take it or leave it)

    well aktually you wouldn't be able to burn all of them; in reborn half of the buizels will have water veil, which prevents them from being burned

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    Heya! I know you are not likely to read this, but if you do,

    thank you :)

    for you dedication, effort and creativity!

    It was a fun read. feels like reading something a human being wrote and not the stoic "game update"

    I just hope you, ame and the rest of the team will be satisfied and fulfilled with your final product.

     I've seen people talk about reju and desolation- "why are reborn-like game better then reborn lmao"

    show them what the og can do ;)

    hug!

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  • did you know that you can pronounce "gracidea" the same way as "quesadilla"?

    you shouldn't

    but you can.

     

    update: apparently this is how canon pronounces it. i hate this. it's so cursed. stop. stop. stop. why? why? why?

     

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    so apparently the new ai is finished???

    there might be a post soon????

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    (updated 7/21)

     

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