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PO Profile: Professor Oak

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Professor Oak, Apr 15, 2016.

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  1. Professor Oak

    Professor Oak same Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep

    Apr 21, 2010
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    Professor Oak
    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.


    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.
    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.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2016
  2. ren >:O

    ren >:O ech

    Nov 19, 2013
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    how's the shadow realm like
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  3. Withoutatrace

    Withoutatrace im a filthy weeb

    Jun 11, 2013
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    why do you like men

    do I have you added anywhere bc I can't be arsed to remember except maybe Steam
    OR is that devo
  4. Dominique-XLR

    Dominique-XLR I'm a simple man. I see boobs, I like.

    Jan 30, 2013
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    Are you a boy or are you a girl?
    What is your grandson's name?
  5. Casparov

    Casparov This is supposed to be a Medal!

    Jun 3, 2014
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    Favourite football club?
    Do you like whiskey?
    Is Safari the end of PO?
    Why do you think people like to play safari?
    Is there any other thing you like doing instead of gaming?
    Make me mod y/n?
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  6. Professor Oak

    Professor Oak same Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep

    Apr 21, 2010
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    Professor Oak
    There's big booty bitches everywhere.
    I just cannot deny my emotions any more Trace. I want you to take me.
    you got me on Skype, don't think you have me on Steam (I added that to the post btw, it's ScottTM17 like the others), don't think I have you on other shit either
    I think your eyes are broken. Check the post.
    That's right! His name is DOUCHE!
    Handegg, don't follow it really. Soccer, I was brought up in a household that supports Leeds United. Unsurprisingly, I've decided I'd rather not support any team. Related note: Good shit to Leicester this year.
    Haven't drank whisky since I was 15 tbh. Took one sip, decided it wasn't for me, and handed it to my aunt to drink. It was at my mother and stepdad's wedding. It's been almost 10 years since then, so I should probably try again.
    Nah, PO was declining before Safari came along. Safari just caused further decline in the other side channels, as well as Tohjo taking a dip in chat activity.
    It's relatively simple to pick up and play, everyone here likes Pokémon, it's the most active chat on the server now... there's probably more.
    I like to chill out with friends and drink, but I recently moved away from the area I grew up in, and thus don't know many people where I live. I like to watch football too, though I've not watched much lately tbh. I'm a relatively boring person lol.
    If you help users out and shit like that, we'll consider it, like we consider all users.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2016
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  7. Edna

    Edna Chasing the Dragon Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

    Feb 20, 2013
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    Promote to Mod, Admin, Owner
    Demote from Owner, Admin, Mod. Why?
    Favorite Pokemon of each gen
    Top moments on PO?
    Favorite Band?
    Rate me ( with words ) as a Mod, Tier Leader and User
    What would you advice me to get better in PO, is there a way I can improve even more?
    Why do you prefer Edgeworth over other Ace Attorney characters?
    Do you agree with people who think that Samph is harsh?
    Am I rude with users?
    Is there a way of saving PO or am I wasting my time?
    Do you think PO has a chance to survive before Sun and Moon?

    Grats on profile ~
  8. snaga

    snaga .

    Sep 26, 2014
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    Opinion of me as a player/user
    Why are you 0-7 vs me in adv
    Revive one former po member
    Who's hotter, Rihanna or Selena Gomez
  9. Jethalal

    Jethalal (~o.o)~ So Spooky ~(o.o~)

    Sep 13, 2014
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    your fav. gen?
    u like animes :o
    do u know me?
    What do u think safari is keeping PO alive or killing it?
    Strudels is the best y/y?
  10. Joeypals!!

    Joeypals!! Don't you worry 'bout a thing~

    Dec 30, 2011
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    Tell me what you think of me pl0x

    Favorite mon?
    Favorite metagame?
    John Cena or any Trump meme ever?
  11. IceKirby

    IceKirby A.K.A. RiceKirby

    Apr 26, 2011
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    pls I "only" coded Safari, Fuzzy added it B)

    Huh, am I supposed to ask something?
    Ok, turn yourself into a Pokémon (1~2 types, Ability, Item, 4 moves, Nature and optionally Stats).
    Now turn yourself into a Digimon (idk what a Digimon needs to have other name finishing with 'mon').
    Now into a Yu-Gi-Oh card (monster/magic/trap, effect, power, element, race).
    Next into a Smash Bros character.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2016
  12. Zoroark

    Zoroark Aka Flare Forum Moderator Server Moderator Forum Moderator Server Moderator

    Jan 29, 2013
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    SkyPhoenix / Zoroark
    I'm too lazy to remember. Also wooo I got a...something similar to a shoutout but well I am somewhere!
    1) How do I unlock a battle with you in Gen 1 games? (More precisely Red Version)
    2) Can I get into the tall grass without Pokémon this time? Please
    3) Aspects of PO you would change if you were a programmer/coder/scripter/w-e u call it (but not a Fuzzy or RK version of a programmer/coder/scripter) I mean proper one.
    4) Things you dislike about PO atm?
    5) What are the flaws you find on me currently?
    6) Do you like Cars? If so, what is your favorite one?
    7) Any topics outside of Politics, Sports or Pokémon you like to talk about?
    8) Is it now the time to use that? I've been waiting for like 21 years already and that text always comes up :v
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  13. E.T.

    E.T. METAMORPHOSIS! Super Moderator Server Administrator Articles Leader Super Moderator Server Administrator Articles Leader

    Aug 22, 2013
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    What are your top 5 favorite Nintendo games/series other than Pokemon?
    Now that all of the DLC has been released, what are your final thoughts about Smash Bros. 4?
    In ORAS LC, what is wrong with Berry Juice in a meta where every team has Knock Off?
    What specifically, in your opinion, makes gen 6 less fun competitively than previous gens?
    What is your favorite old gen tier? Why?
    Who are five of your favorite and five of your least favorite PO users who were not mentioned in your profile post? Why are they your favorite/least favorite?
  14. Duster

    Duster dodgerswin 2018

    Sep 23, 2013
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    what do you think about devs and their lack of social skills
    how many times do you take it up the ass per week
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  15. Blitzamirin

    Blitzamirin Waluigi! Number one!

    Nov 25, 2011
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    We never saw eye to eye either on a lot of shit back when I was staff (RIP badges) but thanks for everything during my tenure here + basically welcoming back with open arms to Indigo. I have my hands tied with PS + uni now but I enjoy being able to keep up with all the old shits from PO from time to time and most of you have aged well!

    Everything's been asked but what do you honestly see moving forward with the future of PO?
  16. Email

    Email reformed xd

    Jan 27, 2014
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    can I have a shout/shitout :)
    What did you (as an owner) feel as the player base of PO decreased dramatically?
    Are you going to propose over PO?
    If Steve decides he's going to stop hosting PO any back up plan?
    How do you feed your power hungry ass besides banning mods? :)
    What do you think the major flaws are in our auth and rules?
    Do you think Safari is too much of a distraction for some auth?
    why does everyone ask the same questions "Promote to Mod, Admin, Owner
    Demote from Owner, Admin, Mod. Why?" ?
    Who do you think is currently the most power hungry within auth besides yourself ?
    Why is Fuzzy such a troll?
  17. KnightOwlAshley

    KnightOwlAshley Active Member

    Nov 22, 2010
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    Do you miss PNU?
    Favourite 3 pokemon?
    Any users you miss having around?
    Am I the best mafia player to have ever lived?
    If PO does die completely, will you go to PS? And if so, would you consider trying to become a member of authority there?

    Can I have a shitout? If you can even think of anything to say that is. :^)
  18. o c:

    o c: Kittyloaf

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    1) What did you think of Darbian latest speed run of Super Mario Bros?

    2)How good would you say you are in Pokkén Tournament?

    4) Who do you main in Smash, Street Fighter, and Pokkén Tournament?

    5) What's one feature you would like to have on the upcoming Nintendo NX?

    6) Do you think there's a slight chance of the "F-Zero" series being revived again?

    7) Favourite side channel on PO?

    8) Rank the official side channel's from favorite to least favorite.

    9) What do you think of the channel staff of the official side channel's? (Not including server channel staff)

    10) Favorite PO moment?
  19. Professor Oak

    Professor Oak same Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep

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    NananaBatman -> Mod. He can be a bit brash at times, but he helps users out in Tohjo a lot more than certain current mods even log onto the server. He doesn't want it though. Out of people that want it? Maribel Hearn.
    idk about Admin tbh. Probably give it to either you or Crobat, but I don't think I'd promote anyone if I was allowed not to lol
    It should be obvious that Strudels -> Owner is almost everyone's choice.
    Other than myself, who is definitely my first choice, I'd demote Steve from owner. Fuck that ginger prick. Also demote all of coyo's alts, cos he's ded.
    I'd demote clanfag from admin, just because he literally does nothing with his auth. Ever.
    This one might be a bit controversial, but I'd demote Diamondslight from mod. It's been a while since I've seen Diamonds actually do any modding tbh, though that could be because of me as opposed to him. Still, he chats to folks in Tours and keeps Tours running as needed, so he's not all bad at all. That being said, if SkyPhoenix's recent attitude towards his fellow auth doesn't improve, I think he might end up quitting or getting a stern talking to which may lead to his demotion.
    Charizard, Heracross (overall favourite), Blaziken, Honchkrow, Eelektross, Yveltal
    The best moments on PO happen off of PO. The old Skype calls between the staff members were always awesome. The most infamous one was probably the reading of Galblade's PO fapfic. It was amazing, but horrifying at the same time. I put on a female voice for it, it was horrible lol
    Foo Fighters.
    pretty decent as a mod
    You're a Tier Leader? *looks up* Side Metas, literally don't give a fuck
    you're pretty chill to chat to, though I rarely chat to you cos I'm a lazy fuck. If I chatted to everyone I wanted to chat to, I'd have no time left in the day, so I wait for people to talk to me lol
    Probably stick to one alt, the ones that do tend to make it further up the chain of command on average.
    Seriously, just keep helping out in Tohjo, leading your tier and drive discussion on it etc etc. You're doing alright as is.
    Edgeworth is alright, starting off as the enemy, but growing to respect Phoenix as the games progress, eventually helping him out in various situations, as Phoenix helps him. He's better than most of the other charactes.
    But my favourite character is Godot. I'd been spoilt on what happens with him during the final case of game 3, but I like how he is such a cool as fuck bad guy, and how he turns out at the end. Can't say much else without spoilers lol
    To a degree, yes. I actually stop her from being even harsher than she already is at times. However, I think she's been harsh on people who have acted like idiots and responded in a harsh or condescending way. She doesn't back down, she only gives as good as she gets.
    Compared to me, no one is lol
    Personally, I think we're on the way out. I think the only saving grace will be if we get a few extra decent devs in before Sun and Moon, and they helps us to: fix and complete the webclient; make the android client less buggy and add some features; add a bunch of features to main PO clients and fix bugs; and finally, get Sun and Moon mechanics fully implemented before Showdown! manages it. Do I think that'll happen? Probably not, but I'll be here to try and help out with mechanics, as I have been since Gen 4.
    My above answer should cover this. In short: clients would need to improve massively to get any surge in usage before Sun and Moon. After Sun and Moon, we'd need to implement it accurately and quickly.
    Thanks I guess lol
    You're a better player than me at least, though that isn't hard. Don't know you too well as a user, but from what I have seen, you're alright.
    Am I? Doesn't surprise me, I'm fucking terrible. It's been about 7 years since I really cared about battling often and consistently.
    Other than coyotte508 or Lamperi to get the fucking programming shit sorted out, I'd probably want BR to come back and contribute again.
    Selena Gomez for me, though you either get the sloppy seconds of Chris Brown or Justin Bieber, so neither is a 100% win.
    Hi. My favourite gen competitively is Gen 3, closely followed by Gen 2. Overall, I think Gen 2 is the best. Probably nostalgia goggles there, but w/e. Gen 6 has been pretty cool too imo.
    Not really. My girlfriend keeps trying to get me into some animes, but it's hard for something to keep my attention if I'm not actively interacting with it. I get bored easily.
    I know of you, yes.
    I answered this above. I think Safari is detracting from the activity of the other channels, but isn't affecting the overall activity of PO itself.
    No, I am :>
    I think you're a bit of an idiot most of the time, but you keep trying to keep things alive, including QOTD, so I gotta give you props for that. My opinion of you is better than it used to be at least.
    Also why the fuck can I not hit you with rocks in Safari oml
    Side note: Mega Heracross is growing on me.
    ADV OU. Close seconds: GSC OU and ADV UU.
    both were fucking trash. If I had to choose, Cena.
    It would help to do so, yes. Also you coding Safari makes you worse. BURN THE WITCH!
    I'd rather not turn myself into a Pokémon, but I'll try and make one up from my traits I guess:
    Normal type, Thick Fat, Leftovers, Rest, Snore, Curse, Rage, Relaxed Nature... basically I'd be a snorlax lol
    I'll just be Cherrymon. Old, wise tree that can kick your ass if needed cos he's an Ultimate Digimon.
    I am bad at this shit. With regards to being owner on PO, I'll just pretend my card is Solemn Judgment. Pay half my life points to stop pretty much anything in the game.
    My Scott Mii from Smash 4 :>
    Do the Mew glitch with a Special stat of 226, or do the Old Man glitch with the "MN" character in the 3rd, 5th or 7th slot of your name. If you do the Mew glitch, lower the Attack stat by 4, 5 or 6 stages to unlock the Charizard, Venusaur or Blastoise teams respectively.
    I googled that just for you :>
    Hey! Wait! Don't go out! It's unsafe! Wild Pokémon live in tall grass! You need your own Pokémon for your protection. I know! Here, come with me!
    The primary one would be scrapping the New Battle Window, and making a new one that doesn't break the function of half of the features on PO, including flashes. I'd probably make it so you can only use one alt, as that'll help to make things easier with regards to keeping an eye on users. I'd also make it so that IPs of servers don't display on the registry, making DOS attacks on servers not as easy to do.
    The lack of users is the main one. I miss having people to chill out with in all the side channels, chat with in Tohjo (because Tohjo, when active, is usually full of languages I cannot speak), and I miss having people to chat to regularly in Indigo, as most people tend to not chat about interesting things in there anymore. There's a bunch of other things, most notably things to do with certain features and aspects of PO that are incomplete or relatively poor, but I don't want to be typing all day.
    I just think you are being very condescending or very confrontational to your fellow auth in Indigo. A lot of other people have noted it in Indigo too. Just chill out again, man, and if you've got a problem with your fellow auth, talk it over with them in a calm and professional manner. If you can't do that, get me or Draciel to mediate the discussion.
    I like cars, but I'm not a big petrolhead. I do like Lambos though, so here's a Gallardo:
    I'm happy to talk about life in general most of the time. Video games in general too, as they're a big part of my life. I don't mind talking about most things that aren't specific video games I don't care for, like the MOBAs or Hearthstone, or anime/manga stuff.
    There's a time and place for everything, but not now.
    Nintendo Games: Loz: Majora's Mask, Splatoon, Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros. 3, LoZ: A Link to the Past
    Nintendo Series: Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart, Kirby, Professor Layton
    It's still pretty fun to play. As someone who just can't handle the super-fast hand movements needed by top-level Melee, I find Smash 4 easier to play, including being easier on the hands. It does seem like the DLC characters have a bit of an edge over the majority of the cast, and that's a pain because at low-level play, it seems like it might be pay-to-win. Bayonetta is a cunt lol. I hope they do continue with additional balance patches... preferably ones that actually balance the game instead of nerfing the decent characters, buffing characters so little that it makes no difference, and ignoring the absolute top characters completely.
    x uses move, x took y damage, x used its berry juice to restore y damage, x kills z, x sweeps your team
    Honestly Berry Juice makes LC completely unfun for me.
    I'm stuck in the old mindset, back from GSC and RSE, that you want to try and check/counter all the most common threats of the tier, resulting in a solid team that can beat most others. I also prefer playing stall or balanced teams. So, as things have progressed, more Pokémon are becoming strong threats, so strong that even the toughest defensive Pokémon struggle to cope at times, there's simply more threats overall, and the speed of the game keeps increasing. I end up building a team, and then I find the one thing I forgot to prepare for in the next 4 battles. So I edit the team to cover the gap, and something else appears in the next 3 battles that wipes my team. It utterly frustrates me, and makes the game a lot less fun than it used to be for me personally.
    ADV OU. I feel like ADV was the start of the game slowly pulling away from full stall and leading more and more into more balanced offense and mostly-offense teams. There were relatively few mons that could work at the top level, at least when compared to later generations, but enough variety to keep it interesting when you faced something else, and it forced you to prepare accordingly too. It was also the time where I had the most fun on a Pokémon Battle simulator, so that probably helped to sway it a bit.
    Favourite: Navy, Jules, CBB, kokoloko, GIR. Old NB pals, and old PO pals, good to chat to, good to battle with, all around awesome guys.
    Least Favourite: not mentioned specifically, but covered by devs etc for the most part for the first two. Weby (old server host, if you think Steve is bad, you didn't know Weby), Mystra (was a fucking dictator in Tohjo, no fun allowed in Indigo), Skarmpiss (just cos he was annoying and evaded a lot, though props to him for making coyo patch bugs in PO through him exploiting them lol), Qbone (literally given mods cos he had his own little community, was given free reign to advertise, and then contributed very little to PO overall), Wriggle Nightbug (not as bad as the others, but needed to find someone - attitude generally was shitty, clashed with multiple auth, basically think they kept auth for so long because they were a "girl").
    Most, not all, devs have had this nasty habit of being unable to communicate at all, and then backing up their stupid, uncommunicated decision with "but I'm a dev, so I'm better". Most of the current devs don't do this, but if this was never done in the past, we might still be an active community.
    Only as many times as you give it to me bby :3
    Yeah, no problem man. We've all aged, and tbh I'm happy to see you willing to drop in and have a chat with us. Most of the people who have left should come back and chat with us, it'd make it more fun for me at least.
    To answer the question, I legitimately do not know. We've tried to revive the YouTube, but that didn't go well. We've got social media being more active now. Development is something we've tried to revive, but is still going slower than I'd personally like (not a jibe, devs, I just wished things were done before you current guys even got to it). I think the only thing that really draws users in now is the POWC and POCL, just so a few guys can draw in their Smogon-player friends and trash all the PO battlers who think they're actually good, and then they go back again. Without more users, we simply can't do anything else, and it annoys me that PO is deteriorating.
    Your name is shit now. idk, I'm tired lol
    you're alright, think you were a decent mod, is cool to still have you chilling though cos you're cooler as a non-mod than a mod lol
    Most of the decline happened whilst I was stuck working more hours at work than I was spending at home, so I missed the biggest decrease happening. However, knowing that a slightly successful community you've been a part of building is slowly getting less and less popular and more and more likely to fade away sooner rather than later is a bit upsetting.
    God, no. If I propose, which I don't really see the point in doing because I think marriage is just a piece of fucking paper, it'll be long after PO is dead and buried.
    Backup plan for PO? Idk, see if someone else wants to host it and pay the costs to do so.
    Backup plan for me? Idk. I doubt I'd go to Showdown, as it doesn't really appeal to me that much, as the main reason I'm even still on PO is the community, not the battling, and I would have the same community feeling on Showdown... at least, I don't think I would. Got nothing against Showdown or Smogon, just don't think it'd feel like home to me. Still, I'd likely continue to lurk the internet, and probably go on Showdown to battle a couple of times in Gen 7 to see what it's all like.
    Doing mountains of cocaine and verbally abusing idiots in Tohjo. One of those is a lie.
    The rules themselves were created back when the server script was initially created. We've edited the rules a fair few times since then, and the rules themselves aren't too bad. The main issue is the implemention of the rules by the authority. I think overally we're too harsh for relatively minor things. I don't mind having a discussion about sex, drugs and alcohol with swearing and other harsh language in a main chat, but some mods want to mute someone if they so much as say "fuck" once in the chat. Similarly, some auth think it's worth keeping someone who has been trying to make the chat worse by insulting auth, spamming and generally being a cunt by giving them light mutes or unbanning them if they get banned, when it would be clear to me that the user's removal from the chat would improve the quality of the chat significantly for all other users.
    One of the key things keeping PO alive atm is the community feeling the chinese and other language users have in Tohjo. However, I personally would rather see an English-only chat, purely so that it become easier for the majority of authority figures and users to converse and keep the chat flowing and active. I'm never going to win the battle to change that though, so oh well.
    Definitely. I've demoted a few mods who signed on exclusively to just play Safari, especially when rules were being broken in both Safari and Tohjo, with no punishments being handed out. By all means, play the game and have fun, but don't think you can just sit there and do absolutely fuck all and be rewarded for it.
    Lack of creativity and seeing who people think should be promoted / demoted. It's pretty obvious really.
    xdevo. Easiest question I've had to answer.
    Because he can be. If he couldn't do it, he likely wouldn't.
    I miss the community and people from PNU. PNU was better before me and Indigo invaded it though.
    Heracross, Blaziken, Charizard.
    This was answered above, but a new name I've not mentioned is pokemonnerd. <3 his fat ass
    Sure, if you think Verne Troyer is the best basketball player to have ever lived.
    Answered this above - will probably go to battle a few times, but will likely pull away from the battle simulator scene completely.
    Congratulations, just when I thought you couldn't get any more of a cunt, you turned yourself in a human pincushion. You've got more metal in your face than Kurt Cobain had. If only things had gone the same way for you too.
    Also, I've seen a picture of your penis. I hope to god someone needs to do a MRI on you so that everything is forcibly ripped out, as there isn't enough bleach in the world to remove that image from my eyes.

    Real talk, never really liked you when I spoke to you regularly in PNU, thought you were an immature cunt. Dunno if you've changed in the last couple of years, nor have I really cared to find out.
  20. TraceofLife

    TraceofLife Lucky Strike

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    hey oak!
    what do you think of me?
    how long do you think PO will survive?
    do you actually accept other's critique to your or nah? psure there's a lot of people that would say a thing or two to you
    how did you meet samphire?

    grats on PO Profile btw
  21. Professor Oak

    Professor Oak same Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep

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    HYPE! The unbeatable record gets beaten. Still a few frames able to be shaved off, but it's gonna be harder than ever.
    Not that good at all tbh. Still undefeated against the CPU (minus 1 of the Shadow Mewtwo fights), but I've not really been actively playing it against other people, nor trying to improve much beyond basic level. I might do eventually, but I've been focusing on other things first.
    Melee and Smash 4: Captain Falcon
    All SF2 and SF4 versions: Ken. Yet to pick up SF5, can't afford it atm.
    Pokkén: Gengar
    tbh, so long as it's a powerful console with graphics rivalling the PS4 and XBone, and it doesn't try to innovate too much, just sticks to good quality games on a good quality console, it shouldn't be too bad. If the controller concept going around is accurate, I'm not 100% convinced currently, cos I'm much rather just stick with a bread-and-butter controller. If they've simply condensed the Wii U Gamepad's 2nd screen onto a smaller controller with the same buttons with higher resolution, I'd be happy.
    Very slight. I think the anti-grav thing seen in Mario Kart 8 killed almost any hope I had for its revival. Still, one came dream, right?
    Mafia. When you've got full games of 30+ people, it is easily the most fun channel.
    Mafia, Trivia, Safari, Tournaments, Hangman.
    Most are alright. It seems like a large majority of side channel staff end up being promoted to server staff anyway.
    Probably the aforementioned reading of Galblade's PO fapfic.
    Hi ToL! You're not as cool as the other Trace, sorry. Still, I have nothing negative to say about you. I don't think I do anyway... Take that as a compliment and run with it!
    I think we'll limp along til Sun and Moon is released, and then we'll get a slight surge in users as we implement Gen 7, but ultimately I feel like we'll continue to limp along afterwards too. Much like people still battle on NetBattle sometimes, if there's demand for PO, PO will probably continue in one way or another.
    People are more than welcome to tell me what they think of me. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and as long as they don't mind me sharing my opinion, I have no qualms with them sharing theirs.
    The key thing is that, for the most part, I honestly couldn't give a fuck what random people on the Internet that I don't know think of me. I'm gonna keep being the best I can be, regardless of whether I get lambasted or not.
    PO. Started speaking to her nearly every day via PM, then Skype, then we arranged to meet up. We met up in my little shitty town, and she stayed for over a week. She visited me because, at the time, she wasn't in work, and I couldn't get the time off of work lol
    Thanks I guess lol
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  22. KnightOwlAshley

    KnightOwlAshley Active Member

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    This is the greatest shitout I have ever gotten, thank you.
    I am still an immature cunt, just not as bad as I used to be. :)
  23. Edna

    Edna Chasing the Dragon Forum Moderator Forum Moderator

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    So your answers made me want to ask some more :v

    - What alt is my best? I personally think Edna is an easy one and I like it a lot. Would you recommend me using it for modding only?
    - Had I actually totaly quit all my positions, do you think anyone can replace me ( Academy and TL mainly, mod is easily replacable )
    - Am i the cutest mod?
    - 3 qualities and defaults of me?

    - Mia or Maya Fey
    - Have you played Ace attorney 5? Opinions on Athena Cykes?
    - We both agree that Godot is the best character in the game. When you replay the last trial do you cry in the end? I do.
    - Rank each Ace Attorney games. ( mine is 3-4-5-1-2)
    - Ace Attorney 6 will feature Ema Skye, do you expect them to give us back forensic stuff? That'ld be awesome imo.
    - Final Fantasy or Tales of series?
    - Bravely Default or Fire Emblem? Which one would you recommend me to play?

    - I love as well Foo Fighters, mainly The Pretender ( very generic I know ), however, are you more into 70-80's Hard rock or recent music?
    - Any opinion on I want it all from Queen?

    - Do you wish to have kids in the future? How many, boys or girls and what order would you prefer?
    - Favorite alcohol?

    I'll stop there. Feel free to pm me anytime on server as I love talking to people
  24. Joyverse

    Joyverse Back for a blast!

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    Okay so, you had a well and now a PO Profile too? Gratzu!
    The interrogation begins!

    1)Well, I used to call you Prof. early on but you always preferred either Oak or Scott. What name do you prefer being called out most? Scott or Oak?
    2)I was a TA for a brief time until I quit due to some reasons. How did I perform as a TA? Would you want me back as a TA once again?
    3)Who is your favorite warlord from Conquest? Why?
    4)They say you know what is under Elements pantsu, what is it?
    5)They also say you check everyone's pantsu when they enter Indigo, is that true?
    6)If I were to visit you, what place would you take me first? A bar, a tourist destination or your home?
    7)Time for m/f/ks
    - m/f/k Samph/Joyverse/3DS XL
    - m//f/f/k/k #Tournaments/#Trivia/#Hangman/#Mafia/#Safari (choose yo fucks wisely)
    - m/f/k Zelda/Link/Ganon
    - m/f/k Steve/Coyo/Elements
    8)In a match series BO3 of Metronome/CC/HCC , will you beat user @Finchinator ???
    9)When will you quit Metronome as your main tier and play manlier tiers like LC?
    10)If I do this in a trivia game during a Who's that pokemon q, what will you do? "/say OAK IT'S NOT PIKACHU!"
    11)Any opinions about me?
    12)Am I asking you too many questions?
    13)How many consoles do you own? How many are in working condition?
    14)Who is your favorite actor? Why?
    15)Do you ever hold high expectations from any particular user in PO?
    16)Have you ever been to PS/Smogon Forums?
    17)How am I as a User/TA (well ex-TA, I do intend to come back)/Friend
    18)What did you evolve your eevee into in Conquest?
    19)fav ADV OU mon?
    20)How do you handle Celebi+Cune in ADV OU?

    That is all, have fun!
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  25. mibuchiha

    mibuchiha Was yea ra chs ieeya.

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    So Oak, what do you---

    nvm. Actually I'm just posting for the sake of posting, nothing I really want to ask.

    Grats for profile.
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  26. Sam Holmes

    Sam Holmes Sword Of The Morning

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    ! HC ! Agent Sam
    Hey Scott!

    So uh questions---
    1) coyotte is away since the attacks on Paris & yet he showed up 5 days later saying he "just learned" about the attacks. How big are the rocks he lives under?
    2) what do you think to do in future when you are bored after PO is left just as a memory?
    3) draciel is bad y/y?
    4) what are your dreams & goals?
    5) what do you think about me if I say my alt is ! Hc ! Agent Sam?
    6) what's your favourite PO chat log? (Do share a screenshot if possible!)
    7) things you dislike about PO?
    8) Fuck/marry/kill - Edna/ Steve/ samphire?

    Also, congrats on profile, bud :)
  27. o c:

    o c: Kittyloaf

    Jul 3, 2014
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    My bad on missing Question 3.

    3) Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A is known as the what?

    11) Opinions on a Pokémon Live-Action movie.

    12) Opinions on the Mega Man animated tv series stated for 2017?

    13) Was I a good HA?

    14) Name one game from each of these consoles "NES, SNES, N64" that deserve to be brought back with today's graphics.

    15) Worst/Best movie's of this year thus far?
  28. Professor Oak

    Professor Oak same Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep

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    I'd started answering Elize Lutus' post yesterday, but then I closed out of the tab without realising it. RIP me.
    Either stick with Edna, cos it's short and sweet, or go back to using Carl, cos lots of people know you ask Carl. If you want to keep changing alts, go ahead. My personal opinion shouldn't sway what you want to do.
    We'd probably have found replacements. I couldn't tell you who exactly though. sulcata would be better placed to answer the TL spot query, and Draciel would be better placed to answer the Academy spot query. I purposefully don't touch the tiering stuff anymore, and I suck at battling, so me handling Academy would be a terrible idea too lol
    I am legally obliged to tell you that Samphire is. Sorry.
    That's honestly the first time I've seen "default" used that way outside of the Bravely Default games, and it was purely down to your self-translation of your sentence. It's rare to see it in English from native speakers lol. Anyway...
    Positives: Can battle well when he wants to; is active; cool to chat to
    Negatives: Is French (sorry :P); can't really come up with anything else tbh
    Mia Fey. Maya, at least in the games I've played, has been constantly manipulated into following the plans of the bad guys, and is just generally an annoying young girl. Mia, despite dying after the first case of the first game, is still more useful and has a better personality than Maya does.
    I'm assuming that is Duel Destinies. I own it, but as I have yet to get my hands on a copy of Apollo Justice (AA4) or AA Investigations: Edgeworth, I've refrained from playing it. As such, I can't offer an opinion.
    No. It's a nice, emotional moment, but it's not something that brings tears to my eyes.
    Yet to play 4 or 5, as noted above, so I'd say 3 > 1 > 2
    Ema Skye was alright as a character, and moving the evidence around to look for further clues was cool, but unless they make the other forensic stuff more interesting, I won't be overly excited for its return.
    Due to not having played any of the Tales games, Final Fantasy.
    I really enjoyed Bravely Default, but I think it depends entirely on how much you want to look into the side stories. If you take all of the information from all of the side stories, you should be able to piece together the picture, and will be able to enjoy the game even more. I'm also a sucker for a good Job system, hence why I really like Final Fantasy 5 too. I'd recommend you play it, if only to then get Bravely Second. The minor changes Bravely Second made to the battles and menus make the world of difference, and a few of the new jobs are pretty damn awesome too.
    I've never really been very good at the Fire Emblem series, so having the Easy "your characters don't die if you let them lose their health" thing is a godsend for me, making Awakening the most fun I've had with a Fire Emblem game in a long time. I'd recommend it also.
    As for which of the two to get, it depends on whether you prefer the classic turn-based RPGs similar to Final Fantasy games (before 12), or prefer a game more like Final Fantasy Tactics, where you need to control where your units are placed, control the weapons they have due to range and the weapons triangle, and manage the overall strength of your army to prevent you from being overrun by a single poor decision. I personally prefer Bravely Default over Fire Emblem.
    Both have their merits. I feel as if you cannot truly appreciate the modern interpretations of rock and metal genres without listening to the classics. Without listening to bands such as Motorhead, Anthrax, Black Sabbath and Nirvana, I don't think you can fully appreciate the more modern music done by the Foo Fighters, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed.
    Still, I do listen to most other genres of music too... just not most modern pop music, nor most modern R'n'B / hip hop, as I feel those genres no longer produce decent songs, for the most part. There's always the odd diamond in the rough though.
    Queen are gods. RIP Freddie. I want it all is a solid song.
    No. The best thing about being an uncle is that I can spend some time with the kids, and then hand them back when they've shit themselves or made a mess lol
    I'm primarily a lager and ale drinker, though I'll drink whatever I feel like drinking at the time. I don't particularly have a favourite brand.
    I'm lazy, hmu if you wanna chat, else I'll just watch some YT or play some vidya.
    Yeah, did my PO Well in Well 25, for my 2000th post. This post is post #2797 for me. If all the staff forums were included, I'd likely be on about 5000.
    In places where I use the name Oak (so most Pokémon-related things), I prefer to be called Oak, unless I am on first-name terms with the person I am speaking to. There's very few people on PO that I am on first-name terms with. Outside of Pokémon things, primarily cos my alt is always Scott TM or ScottTM17, I can accept being called Scott.
    I don't remember you as a TA, to be honest. My memory is bad for the most part anyway, and that kind of thing is pretty insignificant to me, so I don't care to remember it. If you wanna be a TA again, good luck trying to get Trivia active. I'll come play Trivia when I get bored tho.
    Nobunaga. THAT SHINY RAY RAY.
    ele has paynus, it be a bbc
    Depends where you were staying. If you were staying in the town we're in, first place I'd take you would be wherever it is you are staying, to drop your belongings off. I'd probably take you down to the middle of town, because the harbour and beaches are nearby, and there's also several pubs :>
    Marry 3DS XL, can't live without it. Fuck Samph, she has tits. Kill you.
    Marry Mafia, Kill Hangman and Safari, Fuck Trivia and Tournaments
    Marry Ganon cos he's a badass, fuck Zelda cos she has tits, kill Link cos you couldn't have a nice conversation with him, could you?
    fuk coyo (kill), fuk Steve (fuck), well met elements (marry)
    I'd probably lose 2-1, with me winning Metronome.
    Not really. Take that as a compliment.
    Discounting my PC, I've got: GBA SP, DS Phat, DSi, 3DS, New 3DS XL, GC, Wii, Wii U, PS1, PS2, PS3. All are in working condition.
    My PS1 is currently at my parents house, as is my second PS2. My DS Phat is also.
    Also at our apartment / at her parents house, and discounting her PC are Samph's: GBC, GBA, GBA SP, DS Phat, DSi, 3DS, GC, Wii, Wii U, PS2, 360.
    pls dont rob us
    Sir Patrick Stewart. He's absolutely hilarious, but also a serious stage and screen actor.
    Outside of expecting the auth to not be total dicks and to do what they've been promoted to do, not really.
    Had a forum account on Smogon since 2009, posted exactly 8 times lol. Never really felt the need to join Smogon's community, as it seems to be filled with good battlers, for the most part, and I'm fucking terrible. That being said, if any PS! mods wanna reset the password for Professor Oak on PS! so I can have it back, I'd like that.
    Espeon, purely because it's awesome. Vaporeon should be everyone's choice though, because it is definitely the best of the Eeveelutions in the game.
    20)How do you handle Celebi+Cune in ADV OU?[/QUOTE]
    Heracross... fast Cune can hurt, as can Psychic. You could also run CB Zapdos. Also Psych Up Regice. Shoutout to Articuno for being a bad answer to Suicune but still able to Roar / Haze him. Guess you better use Curselax.
    Perhaps he was involved in the plot??? Alternatively he was under a landslide or smth.
    Probably play video games and go to the pub.
    Nah, Draciel isn't bad.
    He's terrible.
    Honestly, I don't have any. It's always been a big problem I've had, setting goals for myself. I prefer to live in the here and now.
    Don't really care what your alt is, so long as you don't act like a shithead.
    Most of my favourites come from drunken auth. However, my absolute favourite without a doubt, it has to be the Tonico log. No alcohol involved here.
    (23:45) Tonico: ...
    (23:45) coolguy31337: why are you so mad at me?
    (23:45) Tonico: im not mad at you
    (23:45) Tonico: ...
    (23:45) coolguy31337: you said something about a sarcastic glance
    (23:45) Tonico: i dont care
    (23:45) Tonico: let's see you manage all the tournaments
    (23:46) Tonico: i work so fucking hard to manage 128 tournaments and i dont get any respect
    (23:46) Tonico: type /commands
    (23:46) coolguy31337: ik
    (23:46) coolguy31337: i'll do my best
    (23:46) Tonico: you'll handle everything for me .___.
    (23:46) Tonico: and im still pissed at you ._.
    (23:46) coolguy31337: :(
    (23:47) Tonico: i earned my megauser. you just got it from out of the blue
    (23:47) Tonico: i worked so fucking hard for it, then they just give it to you
    (23:47) Tonico: well, let's see you manage all those tournaments
    (23:47) Tonico: im leaving
    The other party left the server, so the window was disabled.
    I think I've covered this before, so I'll recap: harshness of moderation, lack of development from historic key developers, lack of requested features, lack of decent battlers.
    Didn't I do this for Carl's post? Fuck Samph, Marry Steve, Kill Edna.

    Also I still have no idea why a profile is worth congratulations. I typed some words into a topic, idgi. Thanks I guess.
    Nothing. You missed the START button for the Konami Code.
    idk how it'd work. They'd have to do a fuckton of cgi for the Pokémon themselves, so i dunno if they could make it look good. I'd rather they stuck to animated movies, I think.
    Wasn't aware of it tbh. It'll probably be shit, but let's hope it means more Mega Man games.
    Don't really remember. Please see above answer regarding Joyverse and his channel auth.
    Super Mario Bros. 3; F-Zero; Banjo-Kazooie
    Deadpool is the best movie this year so far. It's also the only new release I've seen. At least it was good.
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  29. Blitzamirin

    Blitzamirin Waluigi! Number one!

    Nov 25, 2011
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    I told Mahnmut to post here for the name Mahnmut on PS! and he eventually got it bc he owns the forum account (and other things idr). I can probably yell at an admin about giving you the name if it's not in use but this is your best bet for that I guess.

    Owning the forum account is NOT enough afaik but it's solid ground to stand on.
  30. Mikaelson

    Mikaelson Forever and Always.

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    What are your opinions on the Megaman Battle Network games?
    What starter did you choose in Gen 1?
    What type is your favorite?
    Is there any type combination you would like to see in the future? E. G. I would like to see a Electric/Dark pokemon.

    Also since you like RPGs, if you haven't played it already, I suggest that you play Radiant Historia for the DS.
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  31. Joyverse

    Joyverse Back for a blast!

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    Moar questions cuz why not?

    1)Can the old Oak learn tricks?
    2)When are you getting a PS4?
    3)What is your favorite soup dish? e.e
    4)Favourite Street fighter char? Why?
    5)Was Pokemon Battle Revolution good? I did not like that much.
  32. Professor Oak

    Professor Oak same Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep

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    I've never played one. Those are the RPG-like Megaman games with the weird human-like Megaman, right? Don't think I wanted to play them.
    Charmander in Red.
    I'm still waiting for that Fighting / Ghost type. Smogon's CAP Revenankh is pretty cool. Actually, most of Smogon's CAP are pretty cool, and you should check them out.
    I haven't played it, because it wasn't released here in Europe. I did get it shipped over, and I do own a copy. It's just not been played yet. I've heard good things.
    I'm only 86, I'm not that old.
    Yeah, I like to learn new things. I'm bad at learning new things, but I like to learn new things anyway lol
    When I can afford it. Looking forward to Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Ni No Kuni 2, and Ratchet and Clank. There's probably more, but compare it to the list of XBone exclusives I want to play: Rare Replay. That's it.
    A good old-fashioned chicken and mushroom soup goes down a treat.
    I like Ken, because he's relatively simple to learn, due to being very similar to Ryu, but his unique characteristics make him more fun to play as than Ryu is for me.
    Other than that, I like Sagat. I like a good bad guy. I also like the shoto characters in Street Fighter, if that wasn't already obvious lol
    If you compare it to the Pokémon Stadium games, which had their own unique story mode in the Gym Leader Castles as well as their minigames, or if you compare it to Colosseum or XD, which both had their own full RPG with it, then PBR is pretty shit. It has similar battle types to the Pokémon Stadium games, something Colosseum and XD lack, as well as the odd unique battle type here and there, but that's it. The most notable feature of the game, the ability to battle over Wifi, has now been removed due to the Wii online servers being shut down, so it's just a 4th Gen 3D battle game now.
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  33. Crystal Moogle

    Crystal Moogle Ayaya~

    Jul 19, 2010
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    lol Nightmare got banned? Fucking power abusing oak

    When are you joining the leaving crew?

    Are you still with Samphire? When's the wedding?

    Give me a proper shout out, call me a cunt somewhere

    I showed some friends a {certain fanfic i won't name}, they're from Scandinavia and similar areas and found your voice sexy. I can't remember why that came up in conversation, but it was amusing listening to that again

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  34. Professor Oak

    Professor Oak same Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep

    Apr 21, 2010
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    inorite, deauth oak, never does his job right
    When the last little bit of motivation I have to come on PO dies. Alternatively, when I get a new job and can't be arsed coming on PO anymore.
    I am, I'm living with her now. I have no plans for a wedding at all tbh, cos I think marriage is just piece of paper.
    Crystal Moogle - fucking cunt, why did you leave, goddamn it. We often clashed, mostly cos we could both be bull headed in our own stances, but I always respected your opinion. I am very grateful for everything you have done for PO, and I thank you for it. Just remember to BOW DOWN TO THE DEMANDS LIST - Professor Oak (this is my John Hancock)
    I've mentioned it several times in answering questions in this very topic lmao. Idk why people think my voice is sexy at all. Also, which voice? My real voice or the one I put on for the role I was playing? lmao

    Real talk, miss you Moogle, hope you're doing well.
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  35. Draciel

    Draciel ALLEZ! ALLEZ! ALLEZ!

    Sep 19, 2013
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    Hi Oak, you're a nice guy with a sexy voice!!!!

    pls ignore my question if it's been asked before already i didn't go through all of them

    1. Favorite food joint?
    2. Most tasty thing you've ever eaten?
    3. Any particular incident irl that you're most ashamed of?
    4. Favorite music instrument?
    5. Favorite sports you like to watch? (I know you don't play anything you lazy bum)
    6. Top 3 favorite books and movies.
    7. Top 3 favorite singers/bands.
    8. What are your goals for the next couple of years?
    9. What's your favorite holiday destination?
    10. Best and Worst thing about being a British?
    11. You've been here for a long time, and almost led PO from it's start. How do you think leading the PO community has affected your real life? would you say it had a positive influence, or did it hold you back in some way?
    12. If you could bring back 5 old users to PO, who would you choose?
  36. Cirno

    Cirno Romantic

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    what did i bring to the table as an auth
    give me a proper shoutout
  37. Professor Oak

    Professor Oak same Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep

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    Hi Draciel. Don't think I have a sexy voice, but w/e
    Nah, I'll just answer anyway.
    Lately, the local pub. It does AMAZING burgers, oml.
    If you're talking fast food, I'm a pizza guy, so anywhere that does a good pizza is good in my eyes.
    Legit don't know. I guess I'll just say a fresh chicken and pork sausage and sage stuffing sandwich. Shit's gooooooooood.
    I once broke up with a girl via a text. Feel like I could've handled it a LOT better than that. I was more of a cunt during college though.
    Piano. I'd love to learn to play piano, but I fear my hands would not be able to cope with it.
    oi, I was in the school's football (soccer) team at one point! I played goalie for exactly 1 game, and we were so good outfield that I made 1 save all game lmao. Think the normal goalie must've not been able to make it or smth.
    Anyway, I like watching the vast majority of sports. I like watching football (soccer), tennis and baseball the most though, but I'll watch practically any sport, from those 3 mentioned before, to Aussie rules football, to golf and snooker (if you want to count that lol).
    Books: The Green Mile (technically 6 books that tell 1 story but w/e); The Lord of the Rings; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
    Movies: The Usual Suspects; Pulp Fiction; The Green Mile.
    Foo Fighters, Disturbed, Queen.
    Survive. Seriously. With all the shit I've had to deal with lately, I'll be happy to just have a decent job, live in a decent apartment or house, and to just be happy... or at least, happier than I am with life right now.
    I've never been abroad, so I can't really comment on anything outside of Britain. Excluding where I currently live, which would be my answer if I didn't live here, I guess Bournemouth was pretty cool.
    Best: The NHS. Free healthcare is cool.
    Worst: The goddamn weather. 9 months out of the year, it's cold, wet, miserable. 3 months out of the year, it tries to be sunny, but just ends up as a humid mess that causes me to be too warm.
    Probably a bit of both.
    As much as I'd love to just shout at everyone online like I used to do, I've learned that I need to actually stop and see things from a neutral perspective, and try and see the best way to handle the situation. Being an authority figure here at PO has definitely helped me to do that.
    As for holding me back... just think of the amount of time I've spent contributing to PO. What is going to be the end result of it? Ultimately, nothing. I'm in an entirely voluntary role that is mostly thankless. I'm not learning anything new that I can take into later life, nor is it helping to make me money. I can't really put this on my CV and say "hey, I helped run a Pokémon Community for 6 years, hire me!"
    I'd encourage anyone who feels like they're just wasting time on PO to help out with a project that helps them to learn. If you want to go into video editing, or commentary of some sort, perhaps check out the YouTube and help there. If you want to learn programming, try to do so, and then plug that knowledge back into PO and help it to grow. If you want to be a coach of some sort, perhaps the Academy is a good idea? Just don't sit there and do nothing and make yourself feel like you've wasted years of your life.
    I believe I answered this before. I think I said Navy, Jules, koko, Ginku and CBB.
    So let's pick 5 new ones! Obviously, I'm going purely for "what could help PO the most" here, so... BR, Moogle, coyo, Lamperi and nixeagle. The latter three would help to get coding sorted, Moogle, Lam and nix would do some script stuff, and BR and Moogle could help to revive the community and keep things moving via different means (with BR helping you, Draciel, with the stuff I won't touch like tiers and Academy etc.)
    that's it

    I think I'd have to give you a shoutout to answer that

    Cirno - tbh, I didn't really like you much at first. I dunno what it was, probably me just thinking you got promoted because of your feminine wiles. Then you slowly grew on me as you started to chat more to people overall in Indigo as opposed to the same small group, and your contributions to the scripts were cool, and you got better as a mod, then admin etc to the point where I felt you were probably one of the best auths on PO, towards the end. You also helped to keep me in line when I was being a cunt. You a cool bean, but fuck you for quitting like everyone else ;_; jkjk, I get why you did.
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  38. Ascarotte

    Ascarotte Well-Known Member Forum Moderator Channel Leader Forum Moderator Channel Leader

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    Why have you never been abroad, in light of the 'goddamn weather'?
  39. Professor Oak

    Professor Oak same Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep Forum Administrator Server Owner Social Media Rep

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    My family could never afford it. I still don't have a passport even now. I'd like to head across Europe, seeing the sights in the major cities, drinking beer in Germany and wine most other places, as well as visiting the States, but ultimately it's a very low priority thing for me purely because I can't afford to do so. I'd rather focus on saving the money to afford a mortgage and settling into a place before thinking about spending the money on a holiday.
  40. Celestial Phantom

    Celestial Phantom YAHA

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    Figured I should give you some questions Scotty. If anything's a repost, well fuck it because I can't be arsed to actually read what other people are asking you and you answering them somewhere else in this thread.

    When I started PO it was the reign of lv 999 Oak with the legendary Banhammer equipped as his weapon and the abilities Give No Fucks and Fuck You as his main traits, think before you go off your senile rocker, you'll just mass ban everyone before undoing just to make a point?

    Why haven't you added me on your 3DS yet? I gave you all my info like 4 times, but you seemingly never did add me, I wanna beat you in smash or pokemon for real one day. (DS name is Celes FC is 4485-0556-2419 if you ever actually get around to fucking doing it.....again, just so you don't have to ask in a response to this.

    I'm pretty sure I know like the top 5 Pokemon you could own if Pokemon were real being like Heraboss and stuff along the lines of like a Scizor or Tyrenitar or Mareep or some shit, what would be a totally unexpected Pokemon you would like to own, that would indeed surprise us upon learning you actually like it?

    Current favorite game to watch being speed run? Current favorite runner to watch? Favorite to listen to that's not SpikeVegeta? When will we get that SpikeVegeta + Professor Oak commentary team made that will make even the heavens swoon?

    Are you a clanfag like Jirachier? From what you typed in your OP, it sounds like you were a clanfag. OAK Y U CLANFAG?

    Do you still run Digimon on twitch or nah? If so people reading this should go watch scotty play some digimon on twitch (totally not a shill for you and digimon twitch).

    I'm willing to bet the secret reason you chose your user name is because Prof Oak is the real secret boss of the first games, are you the secret boss of PO, and if we beat you do that mean we absorb all your powers? FITE ME OAK.

    Don't you hate that like all the things we liked as we were younger more or less have gotten super complicated a bit if you don't keep up as they try to stay alive for a decade or more? (Example: Pokemon moving past spamming EQ, Hyper Beam, and Psychic to the point where we have to literally pin point moves to actually win in every fucking condition. Or a better example, keeping up with YGO and all the god damn fucking cards, rulings, and new things they try to implement where it's just, "fuck this, I'm done.")

    Beam me up scotty, y/n?

    Can't think of much else so in the name of Elements, gonna end with a well met Oak, congrats on yet another piece of PO that focuses around you because no one else wants to try to be interesting.
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