Hello, there! Glad to meet you! Welcome to the world of Pokémon Online! My name is Oak. People affectionately refer to me as the Pokémon Professor. This world... is inhabited far and wide by creatures called Pokémon! For some people, Pokémon are pets. Most others use them for battling. As for myself... I study Pokémon as a profession. But first, tell me a little about yourself. Now tell me, are you a boy? Or are you a girl? In case it isn't obvious, I'm male. Let's begin with your name. What is it? My name is Scott. You can all still refer to me as Oak though. In general, if I don't know who you are, and you call me Scott, my next question is going to be “who the fuck are you?” I'm from England. I've got 2 sisters. My younger sister has a son and a daughter. That's all the family stuff I'll answer. Outside of Pokémon, I’m still a nerd. I used to frequent the official Nintendo of Europe forums (under the alias Scott TM), visited several gaming boards, and regularly play video games, primarily Nintendo ones, but I'm a fan of most video games tbh. I also like to watch stuff on Twitch, primarily competitive fighting games, such as Smash and Street Fighter, speedruns and other shit like that. Now for Pokémon stuff. I started Pokémon with Pokémon Red version on the original big Game Boy. I then progressed onto Gold. Then Sapphire, Colosseum, XD, Channel, Fire Red and Emerald, and then every single main Pokémon game since Emerald, as well as Pokémon Battle Revolution, Pokémon Dash (OH MY GOD SO TERRIBLE) and the first two Pokémon Ranger games. I also fully completed Pokémon Conquest, putting 200 hours into that, and I recently picked up Pokkén Tournament, which is fun. Competitively, I started on NetBattle in 2005 using my Scott TM alias. Not many people know me from back then, as I tended to keep quiet and just battle every now and then. Not much to say about those early times. Left sometime in early 2007 due to boredom. A friend of mine wanted to start a Pokémon clan in 2007. I agreed to lead it with him. I started using the alias Professor Oak then. The clan didn’t last too long (WHAT A SURPRISE), but the alias stuck. Kept sticking around and helping users on the most popular servers, such as the Official Server run by Steve, the various incarnations of the Casino and others. I was eventually modded on one of the servers (I think it was either Steve or Marik who gave me auth first), and… I basically had auth on every other popular English server on NB and NBS since then (barring PBC). I even ended up being a global mod on the PMNB forums, which was run by Steve and Darkness. You might know these names as Steve is the current host of the registry and server, and Darkness was the main art editor for PO during its early years. However, I eventually got tired of NB and all that jazz, so I left for a while. Then an old NB friend called Navy contacted me about this new simulator that was being made by coyotte508 and Darkness. So I downloaded it, turned up, and a couple of days after that, due to the recommendation of… the majority of the alpha testers and Steve, I was made a moderator. That was back when there was about 12 people on the server regularly. Since then, I've worked my way up from user all the way to leading the community. On the forums, I worked my way up from normal user, through forum mod, global mod and now administrator. I also co-founded the PO League, and I was 5th Gen OU Tier leader. All of this just from being a guy that liked to help out with bug testing and helping other users out. I've mostly stopped battling now. I don't personally find the more modern generations to be as fun, but I still battle as and when I want to, especially in the past gens. I kinda want to get back into battling a bit though, so if you wanna try and help me out, note that I'm a fucking terrible battler, but I'll accept most help lol. My NNID is ScottTM17, my PSN alias is ScottTM17 (PS3 only tho), my Steam is ScottTM17 and my 3DS XL Friend Code is 2578-3342-9254. If you want to add me, post your respective IDs/FC and let me know who you are so I can decide whether to add you or not. That’s all I can be arsed to type. Bring on your questions. --------------------- Shoutouts: If you're not listed, and you want a shout/shitout, just post. I'm not afraid to tell you what I think of you. If you get offended, tough shit, grow a thicker skin. Spoiler Inactive shits: Elements: well met elements Steve: You are a ginger. Stop denying it. <3 u homo. Also can you fix stats and restart the server? We've got a ton of stuff that is waiting on your inactive ass lol coyotte508: Literally the reason PO exists, and he gets props for that. But where the fuck are you man? Not only did you cause 90% of all PO drama, PO is fucking dying because you keep coming back, doing something halfway, and then fucking off again. As such, we've got a half-done webclient, a buggy-as-fuck Android client that Google won't put on the Play Store due to copyright, a New Battle Window that causes numerous bugs and clashes with every other feature people want adding to PO, and very few developers that currently know exactly what to do with PO. It's a few years too late, but if you came back and sorted stuff out (without interfering with auth stuff), everyone would be happier. All other past devs: with the exception of Lamperi or Viderizer, you've all left for stupid reasons, been an idiot and abused auth or something else, or were paid by coyo to program the android client and then didn't help with bugfixes after it was released. Not only that, but you all let the replay viewer, which was made for PO, turn into Showdown!, which is a key reason PO is dying. Well done all. Good job. [LD]Jirachier: Clanfag is our resident piece of furniture in Indigo. Sits there with auth but does sweet fuck all on PO. What actually was the last productive thing you did on PO? Seriously, I have no idea, and I've been here on PO for only a slightly less amount of time as you have. Still think you're cool tho. BR, Moogle, Weavile, Raducan: Grouping all together because I only have to say thank you to you all. Not only have you all put up with my shit throughout all my time as an owner, but you have all also kept it running (to various degrees) when I've been unable to. Sure, we might not have always seen eye-to-eye, but you've all contributed a fuckton to PO, and everyone should be thankful to you, including myself. Alice / Trace: goddamn it you fuckers why did you leave. <3 you both CP: Sucks that you're inactive, hope you can still chill with us. Nightmare Moon: Okay, so before you got banned, I actually had a nice shoutout for you lined up. I thanked you for your work, but it also said to chill out and not take everything so seriously, nor act overly emotional. Then you decided to try and call everyone out for different things, so here's the truth: Yes, I didn't particularly like you, I won't hide that at all. A lot of Indigo didn't like you. But we all were mature enough to make sure the rules were followed, everyone was treated with respect, and various members of auth tried to help you along with various things whether they liked you or not. Instead of remembering all the positive things we've tried to do for you, you focused on the few negatives. If anyone ever told you anything straight, or anything you disagreed with, or joked around with you like they do everyone else, you decided immediately that they were attacking you, and nothing could change your mind on this. I agree, not everyone treated your right, but not everyone treated you wrong, and you definitely made it seem like they did. My real advice: Get some help. I do not think you are as mature in your mind as you may be in body, and I feel like you need some legitimate help. I hope everything goes well for you. Oh, and I'll be sure to let you know when my thirst for power ends. The owner and administrator of PO is power hungry and needs more power on PO. Clearly. Slightly more active shits: Fuzzy: I feel bad for you. You're one of the only devs remaining. Thank you for everything you've added that's been cool. On the flip side, fuck you for adding Safari and killing all other activity on PO. Also fuck you in general. RiceKirby: Really, everyone should give mad props to the kirbs. Big additions to a ton of scripts on PO, as well as other notable additions, worthy of a shoutout imo. Still, fuck you for adding Safari. Aurist: I enjoy our conversations about the delicacies of pornographic content. This sentence will be weird to those that don't know why though lol. Just ease up on shouting at peeps, cos you're alright. Draciel: You got some big shoes to fill lol. You're doing alright. Just remember that I'm a hothead, so as long as you keep telling me to calm the fuck down and think about things, we should be alright. Keep up the good work. Mahnmut: Dr Mahn is in the house. Used to be the beacon in which we measured moderation by... took over that role from me btw :P Love speaking to you when you're on about random stuff. Strudels: The most recent measuring stick for moderation of Tohjo, but lately I think you've been acting weird man. Sure, I've not been perfect, but can you honestly say you have either? I still think you're awesome though. Keep up the good work. Sulcata: SUL-CAH-TAH Most mods: keep up the work I guess Samphire: What's for dinner? Xdevo: devooooooooooooooooooooo u suk. <3 u tho fitzy: wtf why the fuck is Berry Juice allowed in our LC SkyPhoenix: Dude, you seem to have seriously developed a real stick up your ass lately lol. You've snapped at a fair few people lately over relatively fuck all. Can you go back to the relatively chill guy that I like to chat to in Safari sometimes? That guy is cooler.