you've worn me down--
twisted my arm clean off--
both of them in fact!
i'm typing this with my toes.
the white flag is raised,
having been tirelessly goaded into it by the demands of an uncaring populace, night after night spent in fearful agony, whimpering in hidden corners that are yet unequal to the task set before them of simply shielding me from the slings and arrows of the greater internet community,* i accept i have no choice but to lament
simply having no other choice, i deign to give you.... one progress bar.
* none of this has happened or is even remotely true, everyone has been by and large supportive of my decision to yeet the progress bars, and i greatly appreciate y'all for that. i feel much better overall with them gone
and feeling that way, this may be a mistake.
if this ends up stressing me out, i will yeet this too.
but we'll give it a try, because i accidentally started counting and, well-- the years start counting and they don't stop counting.
the progress bar is how many legendaries are accounted for
as of posting-- 32/65
76 mons are not asked for by the pokedex quest in E18.
11 of them are ultra beasts and-- say it with me now-- ultra beasts don't get rights.
gen 8 is not real, and cannot hurt me.
that leaves 65 genuine legends i have to include.
for my sanity, and frankly, the sanity of everyone else, we have downsized from original expectations-- not every legendary is getting a full quest. but the significant majority are.
in cases where they don't get a full quest, only the earliest of them are a walk-in-and-start-chuckin'-pokeballs type of deal. there will be more on what else is entailed instead in a future post.
so e19 will be released when we hit 65 ?????!??!
look at me
stop that right now, you goddamn son of a beautiful person (probably)
i appreciate your hypothetical passion but the answer is no
a big, honkin' neon red no
the kind of no that your mom gives you after she talks to my mom and asks if you can come over
the kind of no that you wish you could get after hearing nothing from the last ten jobs you applied to
the kind of no that means no and you respect it without making a scene
there are going to be things i want to do after the legend quests-- other things i need to do.
possibly a lot of them, idk-- i'm not looking that far ahead because if i think about it i will take 2d8 psychic damage
but what this whole legendary quest/progress bar thing is is the most significant obstacle before E19 can be finished or released.
when the bar is full, that does not mean E19 is finished-- it means it can be finished.
until then, all bets are off.
i'm biting down and just trying to make it through one week at a time.
thanks for sticking with it, loves.