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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

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    Nor can I blame you lol
    That was when I was the only one who looked in Tohjo for most of the time I was online. 16+ hours at a time of the pure moderating machine... I had no life lol.
    Probably won't mass ban everyone, no. Might mass unban everyone for shits and giggles though.
    I could have sworn I had done, but apparently not. I have done now.
    I already answered Shinx earlier on, because IT IS THAT DAMN ADORABLE. Alternatively, I'd like a Joltik. It'd help get rid of annoying insects, cos it's a spider, and IT IS ALSO ADORABLE.
    I'm a softy at heart lol
    Favourite speedrun to watch currently: either Digimon World (obv) or Majora's Mask
    Current favourite runner to watch: TheMexicanRunner, admittedly whilst he's doing NESMania instead of runs. Otherwise, Ennopp112.
    Favourite to listen to that isn't SpikeVegeta: shoutout to Go1den. In non-speedrun terms, Crumps2. Been watching him play MLB The Show 2016 a lot.
    When we get godlike combo?: Likely never.
    Back when I first started PO, yes. I was the best battler in the clan. That should tell you why I stopped being a clanfag.
    shoutout to CP for the plug. Tbh I've not been streaming much on http://twitch.tv/scotttm17 because I've been busy doing other things, but if more people wanted me to stream things on http://twitch.tv/scotttm17 then I can do so.
    (totally a shameless plug, thanks for the lead-in)
    SHIT, THEY'RE ONTO ME
    I didn't hate it when the expansions were overall beneficial to the games. Using the 2 examples you used:
    Pokémon benefitted from breeding in Gen 2, abilities in Gen 3, and the split in Gen 4.
    YGO benefitted from adding more cards to expand the playstyles that were viable, as well as the banlist changes as the metagame changes. I even think Synchro summons were pretty good, and XYZ summons were fairly simple to learn as well, and at least one of those was able to keep the game feeling fresh and interesting.

    However, it's when they try to go too far to keep milking the cash cow that it starts to get frustrating. Using the 2 examples you used:
    With Pokémon, a lot of people agree that Gen 5 wasn't that great in-game, and a lot of people think that the power creep has made Gen 6 less fun at the top levels of play (primarily Ubers and OU). I started losing interest in Gen 5, and Gen 6 has left me wanting to just play UU and nothing else lol. They had to do something to keep it fresh, but I think they went too far... and now we're getting Gen 7. Oh boy.
    YGO... the fuck is this Pendulum bollocks? I get the premise behind XYZ monsters, but they can be so easy to summon via Special Summoning their requirements. They add something new, make it too good, have to ban it, then repeat. It's dumb as fuck. The banlists can get the current best things, but it sometimes lets other things back in that shouldn't be let back in... Thousand-Eyes Restrict is back to Limited? Throw in Advanced Ritual Art being Unlimited now, and you can get a turn 1 Relinquished for use for Thousand-Eyes Restrict. Dumb move.

    There's too many cards for the game to be able to be fully balanced, and whilst that might be part of the fun, even adding in your side deck, you can't always prepare for one specific thing you don't usually see, and that can fuck you over. Same thing with Gen 6 Pokémon: There's too many top-level Pokémon, meaning that you can prepare for the best things in the metagame, but then someone uses that one Pokémon you couldn't prepare for, or forgot to prepare for, and you get annihilated, and you can't cover the weakness without damaging your matchup against other common mons. It just annoys me. There's a reason I don't really play both anymore.
    Aye, captain.
    It's funny cos I don't really like the attention, but for some reason people are interested. If it keeps people happy, then w/e I guess. Thanks for the questions CP.
     
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  2. Mr. Perry

    Mr. Perry wat

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    was I the worst PO mod ever
    could u give me my PO's mod badge bc I was mod for almost 2 damn years
    give a shoutout :[
    invite me to a dinner when i go to uk, samphy is nice

    gratz on profile, you are actually a nice dude - shit I never talked with u for some reason I do not know rip. But good luck with your life with Samph and PO as well :]
     
  3. Dominique-XLR

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

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    Moar questions.

    1. Who is this Great Scott? Why does Dr. Emmet Brown always say his name?
    2. Did anyone ever tell you 'Take a Joke, Oak"?
    3. Is it true that you were dating Deliah Ketchum the whole time?
    4. Is Ash technically Garry's uncle?
    5. Would you agree to making Kland the owner of PO?
    6. Can I become PO owner by rights of conquest, as in taking over PO by whooping your arse?
    7. Are their really hot grills in PO? Can you provide statistics?
    8. Are my jokes bad enough?
    9. Can I get a badge for bad jokes?
     
  4. Professor Oak

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

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    Nah, you weren't bad, you just got inactive / lazy like most people. At least you didn't get banned for posting porn, or deauthed for abusing your auth.
    You mean Mod Alum? Sure...
    I did it after typing sure. It should now exist.
    Everyone that can do badges does not want to do badges. We're lazy as fuck.
    Perry - alguem br? quem quer batalhar? euheuheuheuehuehu... you're alright. Samph thinks you're cool, so you probably are I guess. Thanks for modding for a while :>
    So long as I don't have to pay, sure. I'm hella broke.
    Thanks. Hope life treats you well.
    Me, obviously.
    Nah, it seems to be that it used to be something like "Great God", but to make it less offensive and break less commandments, it changed to Scott.
    So basically, I am God. I don't exist. Shit.
    euheuheuheuheuheuheuheuheuheuhehueeuh no
    No.
    It was Delia, not Deliah.
    idk who Garry is. Did you mean Gary, my grandson?
    I don't have good answers for shit questions.
    If he can string together a decent fucking sentence, then maybe.
    You wanna come over here and take my throne?
    I'm gonna stomp a mudhole in you, and walk it dry. I'll whoop your candy ass all the way back to the Smackdown Hotel. You can't see me. Woo woo woo, you know it. Believe THAT.
    fuk roman
    Dude, the hot grill I found in PO was absolutely amazing. Absolutely sizzling. Lean AND mean. Here, have a picture:
    [​IMG]
    Nah, you should definitely become a professional comic.
    lol get fucked
     
  5. Mr. Perry

    Mr. Perry wat

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    thanks for the alums :]
     
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  6. Zoroark

    Zoroark Rakugaki Forum Moderator Server Moderator Forum Moderator Server Moderator

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    1) How come you're everywhere when I try to use a Key item?
    2) Do you ever come out of your lab?
    3) Who's the father of your grandson?
    4) Will you return for Pokemon Sun and Moon to tell us that is not the time to do that?
    5) Do you like Metroid games? If so, what's your favorite?
    6) Aurist should use Dragqueen pics again y/y?
    7) What are Chortles?
    8) What do you think will be PO's Condition by 2017 if things keep going just the way they are going right now?
    9) Heracross or Pineco?
     
  7. Professor Oak

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

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    np
    I'm not the real Oak.
    I'm not the real Oak.
    I'm not the real Oak.
    I'm not the real Oak.
    I'm not the re-oh an actual question.
    I like most of them tbh. Of the ones I've played, I prefer Metroid Fusion.
    Nah.
    Something said by Fawful from the Mario & Luigi RPG series.
    Probably on major life support or dead.
    Heracross as the Pokémon, Pineco for its glaring sprite only.
     
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  8. Dominique-XLR

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

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    Impostor !! We gotta overthrow this Ditto !!
     
  9. Karppi

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    Gratz for being one of the guys who contribute to PO and not being in earlier PO Profile rounds!

    1. Do you think we will ever get localized version of Digimon Adventure (PSP) in Europe?
    2. Why Japan gets all the cool Digimon games but we get nothing? :(
    3. What Digimon games have you played?
    4. Are you better than clanfag at them?
    5. Would you consider buying new game console just to play one game?
    6. Have you watched Digimon anime? Are you watching Digimon Adventure Tri?
    7. Why Professor Oak and not Professor Rowan?
    8. Were I laziest mod PO has ever had?
    9. Are you planning to get kids?
     
  10. Professor Oak

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

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    A Ditto? I'm clearly not a Ditto. Look me right in the face and tell me I'm a ditto.
    [​IMG]
    that took longer than it should have done to do lol

    Whilst technically correct, I did do the 25th Well about 4 years ago. Figured the community now is different from back then, so it was worth doing another one to see what kind of questions people would ask.
    I don't think we'll get a professional localised version, no. However, I believe there are fan translations out there. For obvious legal reasons, I won't post any direct links, but a quick google search would prove fruitful.
    The market for Digimon overseas doesn't meet the target demand. Shipping and retailing costs need to be made, and then they want to make a profit on top of that, and it's just not worth it from a professional point of view.
    I realise I answered that seriously instead of just going "I know, it fucking sucks", but hey ho.
    Digimon World 1 (awesome), Digimon World 2 (sucks so bad), Digimon World 3 (oml this shit is hard but cool), Digimon World: Re:Digitize (actually rather enjoyable, takes after DW1).
    Never played any of the DS games, but I'd like to. I'd also like to play the other modern releases... if they ever seen an English release.
    I've helped out the guys who are trying to crack Digimon World 1 and figure out what the priority order is for Digivolutions in that game, as well as given advice to some Digimon World speedrunners too. Clanfag is a fucking noob by comparison at DW1.
    He's probably better at the others though.
    Let's put it this way: I'm willing to buy a PS4 just to play Cyber Sleuth. The main reason I wanted to buy a Wii U was Mario Kart 8.
    I'd probably get a console to play one game, and then branch out into other releases for that console. It's what I usually do.
    I watched the series with Tai and pals, and I watched the series where T.K. was leading them. I watched little bits of Season 3 (the one with Guilmon, and I've seen the Digimon movie (technically the 2nd movie, but the 1st outside of Japan - the one with Diaboromon trying to launch nukes). I haven't watched since.
    Going back to my clan beginnings:
    Generation 4 was soon to release when we made our clan. I took the Oak name, and the other founder of the clan took the Rowan name. We also had Birch and Elm, but they were both idiots who were never seen on a simulator again (afaik).
    Nah. Dunno who is tbh.
    Bit of a different tone of question compared to the others, eh?
    No, I don't intend of having any children. In the short term, I'm not emotionally or financially ready to have children. In the long term, I'd rather be able to decide what I want to do in later life, instead of being forced to look after a screaming brat.
    Would you rather change a shitty nappy, or drive an expensive car and take nice holidays? Easily the latter for me.
     
  11. Aurist

    Aurist I do not jump for joy. I frolic in doubt.

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    Oak's profile is NEVER GONNA END and I'm here to make sure of it

    I havent read anyone's questions because fuk that so sorry if I repeat anything

    Thx for the shoutout, you're one of the few people who have seen me come this far in PO, as some know I used to be a lot worse at raging! I've gotten a lot more patient but obviously I'm not perfect and still have some work to do. And our conversations on my work are great lol, you have a lot of good questions and I like talking about myself talking about the subject cos it's something that so few people have an insight into. Hope I've given you a good and realistic portrayal of my work, lol.

    I've actually been inspired on here by your take-no-shit attitude! Even literally just now as I was writing this you were being firm with a user that was wasting your time. We probably share a lot in being kinda hotheaded at times. I tend to be completely the opposite IRL, do you find yourself getting as hotheaded offline or are you relaxed a lot of the time?

    I've been really wondering how things led to you and Samph getting together. Gimme all the juicy deets plz!

    Teambuild more Adv with me y/y

    What's your favourite avatar I've ever had on PO? They're all so memorable of course, that I assume you have them all etched onto your brain.

    and finally, What is love?
     
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  12. Professor Oak

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

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    THIS IS THE PROFILE THAT NEVER ENDS
    YES, IT GOES ON AND ON MY FRIEND
    SOME PEOPLE START POSTING IN IT, NOT KNOWING WHAT IT WAS
    AND THEY'LL CONTINUE POSTING IN IT FOREVER JUST BECAUSE
    THIS IS THE PROFILE THAT NEVER ENDS...

    real talk just waiting on devo to post his, if people wanted to keep this open to ask me questions I wouldn't really mind, but w/e lol
    YOU TAKE THE DICKS AND RAM THEM UP YOUR ARSE AND THEN WALK OUT WITH A SORE REAR AND A HEAVY WALLET.
    That's the general gist of it.
    I am seriously just as hotheaded offline as I am online. Just like when online, I try to keep it calm and collected until I get the chance to release some steam, and then I punch the shit out of a cushion, or mash some buttons on a video game controller or smth. I like to try and stay relaxed as a result, but when I get empassioned by a subject or annoyed by a person, I will just go on and on until I'm calm or get tired or smth. Samph had to listen to me ranting about video game exclusives, the Nintendo NX, mobile phone batteries and other shit for about 45 minutes yesterday lmao
    We spoke in Indigo, we spoke more in PM, we spoke more in Skype, she developed feelings for me, she wanted to meet up, I was like "sure w/e", we met up, I developed feelings for her, we fucked.
    It's about as simple and uninteresting as that. There's obvious details I'm ommitting, but they're not important.
    dude, if you'd have been active yesterday, I'd have built with you! I made like 3 ADV Ubers teams and a ADV UU team! I'm down for it if you are... just not today, I'm not as active today lmao
    To quote me in Indigo earlier today...
    (16:32:23) Scott TM: I couldn't give a fuck what your avvy is so long as it doesn't break forum rules lol
    BABY DON'T HURT ME
    DON'T HURT ME
    NO MORE
     
  13. Dominique-XLR

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

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    I'll give you E for Effort.
     
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  14. Joyverse

    Joyverse Back for a blast!

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    Even more questions cuz we staying forever.
    1)When is Xdevo getting his chance?
    2)How long is forever?
    3)Who is Eternal? Was he an owner in the past?
    4)BR and Key, who?
    5)What is your opinion of a tier made between Ubers and OU? (RESHIRAM ABOOS)
     
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  15. Professor Oak

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

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    If you mean his profile, when he stops being lazy and posts it.
    If you mean in terms of auth: he's been a tier leader and a server admin, and did both before you even got on PO.
    These questions are dumb as fuck. Forever evidently means until time stops.
    Eternal is the guy that launched the YouTube channel, and he was a former server admin, forum global moderator, tournament director and Gen 5 OU Tier Leader.
    Got removed from power for abuse of authority.
    I can forgive people not knowing KeyTrinity, who was a former server admin.
    But do you seriously not know who BR is? Bad Romance? The guy who was the 3rd owner alongside me and Moogle before he left and Weavile stepped in? Jesus Christ, all these fucking newbies...
    I honestly think that that is one of the dumbest ideas I've heard with regards to tiering. How would you go about tiering it?
    Would you make it a standalone banlist of OU, meaning Ubers mons below the cutoff would drop to OU and need to be banned from OU in the same way Aegislash and Salamencite were?
    Would you make it its own tier, meaning you'd need a banlist above it (Ubers), as well as a banlist below it (between this new tier and OU), which has the exact same problem of potentially letting things such as Reshiram and Skymin into OU?
    I'm all for tiering Ubers to make it more playable, such as by banning Mega Ray or questioning whether Xerneas is worth keeping in Ubers etc, but I think that adding another tier between Ubers and OU would be a terrible idea.
     
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    o c: Kittyloaf

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    1) Are you a fan/user of the Miitomo app?

    2) What do you think of Joyverse's meme profile picture?

    3)Nintendo Launching 'Animal Crossing' and 'Fire Emblem' games on Smartphones This Fall. Exciting news y/y

    4) What Actor would you like to see take on the role of "Cable" in Deadpool 2?

    5) Are you a fan of The Walking Dead? If so, Who do you think got his head bashed in by Negan in the S6 Finale? If not, then just ignore.

    6) The Nintendo NX finally has a release date slated for "March 2017". The price and features won't be released till later this year but what price range do you expect it to be under?
     
  17. Professor Oak

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    I have the Miitomo app, but I admittedly don't use it much. I don't really know many people that use it or like it - I have exactly 3 friends on the app, and I haven't spoken to any of them for over 7 years. It's probably another case of Nintendo making an app that's more enjoyable if you have friends.
    (16:32:23) Scott TM: I couldn't give a fuck what your avvy is so long as it doesn't break forum rules lol
    "Apps". The word used was "apps", not "games". With that knowledge, I'm not excited. I won't be able to get excited until more details are provided.
    Depends on how old they want to represent him. Regardless of who they pick, they need to be a muscular guy.
    Probably Van Damme if they want to pick someone older. Otherwise, someone like Jason Statham.
    I've never really thought about it til just now tbh, so good question.
    I've not watched any of it, so I can't exactly comment.
    I expect it to be in the £250-£350 range. I know that's a fairly large range, but Nintendo claim that the NX isn't going to be a direct replacement for the Wii U (bullshit imo), and people are saying it is likely to rival the PS4 and XBone in power, so I think they'll try and price it cheaper than both the PS4 and XBone at launch, in order to prevent them from being massively undercut by their rivals.
     
  18. Joyverse

    Joyverse Back for a blast!

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    I honestly should have elaborated on that more, what if all the mons banned from OU were placed there and the mons that don't meet the cutoff in Ubers were dropped there?? Mons in this tier wouldn't drop to OU but may rise to or drop from Ubers, how's that. Now what would you say?
     
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    I'd still say it's a dumb idea, because that tier would not follow the same principles as the other tiers. If we did that, we open the door for all banlists (this new one you're making, BL, BL2, BL3 etc) to be their own tiers, and things wouldn't go lower but we'd still potentially ban certain things and make them unusable in any tier. What if Reshiram ends up being too strong for this new tier? Nothing changes for it, it gets banned from the new tier, and still won't be used much in Ubers. It's pointless.

    That being said, it could be an interesting idea for a forum tournament. Cut off all mons in Ubers above the dropoff % (3.5%? I can't remember) and make people play with the remaining mons, so it'd be OU + Reshiram, Zekrom, Skymin etc (and technically every other Pokémon below OU).
     
  20. Stocke

    Stocke Wat is dis I don't even

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    1: Where do you think you'd be if you hadn't learnt of PO?
    2: How do you feel PO has changed over the years? Userbase, auth, channels, development...
    3: Were there any moments you felt you were on the verge of abandoning?
    4: What users, past or present, do you think you would like to meet someday IRL? When PO is no more or you just leave it, would you hang out with them if possible or would you let it all just be an online relationship, aside the possible one time meeting?
    5: I know you're a fan of Smooth McGroove, would you enjoy doing what he does as a job?
    6: Same question above, but about being a professional videogame player/twitch streamer.

    And grats on the profile and thanks for all the work so far, I think you deserve some congratulations for the effort you put that sometimes we may take for granted, given all the time you've been there.
     
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    Considering I was just chilling and browsing the internet and getting on with life after leaving NBSup, probably that. I'd likely be a more productive member of society lol
    I answered this question in far too many words, so I broke it up.
    Userbase at the start was all very close to one another, with most people knowing each other for years. The earlier the regulars joined, the more they took to that community feel, and were able to be more relaxed. As time as gone on, and most of those regulars have left, it's felt more and more alien to how it felt originally, which makes it less enjoyable for me personally. Obviously, when we had 100s and 1000s of users, we didn't know everyone, but we knew most of the people who chatted regularly, and could enjoy it as such.

    Auth has been similar, as I've been auth for almost the entire time I've been on PO. Earlier authority were more likely to abuse their authority, as those at the top would do so as well. As people such as Moogle and myself came into owner authority positions, this started to happen less and less, as we set better examples overall when compared to the previous regimes. However, with the community feel being more spread out as more users and channels opened up, I find the authority nowadays are overall less efficient then they were back then. There are remnants of the good authority of the past: I used to moderate Tohjo alone for long periods of time; Mahnmut was able to do the same when he was less busy with life; Strudels is your most recent example of an auth that can sort out the main chats in a short amount of time. There are more auth who do not care for the guidelines lately though, and more auth that are significantly more sensitive to anything said to them, and I'm not really a fan of how it is going.

    Obviously, I used to be a part of PO when the only channel that existed was Tohjo Falls, which was unnamed at the very start. Because of that, you'd have everyone knowing each other, discussions on development taking over the only chat, and it was hard to discuss auth matters with multiple people without bringing it in front of everyone's eyes. With how PO grew, Tournaments were taking over the entirety of the main chat, and that was a key reason seperate channels were made. Could you imagine running Mafia, Trivia, Hangman, Safari and Tournaments all in one channel now? It'd simply not work. I like that everyone can make their own channel and can speak privately with groups of people at a time and can even moderate their own channels accordingly.

    With regards to the specific side channels:
    Before I start, big shoutout to people such as Aerith, nixeagle, RiceKirby and others who have helped to create and develop our side channels over the years.

    Mafia has always been my favourite. The reason the character limit of Mafia got changed from 12 characters to 13 characters (at the time) was because "Professor Oak" is 13 characters, and I got sick of having to change my name to play Mafia! The addition of the first few themes drew about the start of my disinterest in the channel, as I just wanted to play Mafia without having a load of bells and whistles attached. Give me the standard roles, and I'm happy. I still play every now and then, when we can actually get the users for it, but I'll almost always try and get Default started.

    Tournaments... as someone that isn't a brilliant battler, Tournaments hasn't always been the best channel for me, but I have liked being in there and being able to talk more about the competitive side of things in a seperate chat from the then-cancerous Tohjo, especially during the start of generation 5, which was one of the peaks of PO's activity. Now, it's just a shame to see no one want to join almost any tournaments... seeing ORAS OU tours fail makes me said.

    Trivia has been another channel that I had a soft spot for, because I loved being on Wiz's Quiz Server on NetBattle (I was a mod there). It was never as fun as on Wiz's NB server purely because we could make our own questions and just generally mess about with it, compared to relying almost solidly on the database of questions that exist on the server. Still, I really enjoy playing Trivia even now.

    Hangman has always been the black sheep of the side channels. No one in the staff really liked it as a channel, but well done to Samphire and Strudels for helping it to become more popular than Trivia and Mafia combined at one point. That's all I have to say about that.

    Also fuck Safari, it's made the other channels dead now... it was fun whilst the initial buzz lasted, but for me, the enjoyment of Safari wore off, and now I don't really want to go back to playing it.

    As a non-dev, I've only been able to sit on the outside and not make too many massive changes to PO. I have, however, actually added things to PO. The reason you can use the Spiky-Eared Pichu in HGSS? ME!

    My biggest issue with the development of PO has been that it's been primarily the work of one man: coyotte508. He gets absolutely massive props for making PO, and everyone should be thankful that he created the simulator that is the reason I'm posting in this thread right now. However, this has made it difficult for other developers to get involved in the project, as things needed to be done in the right way to suit coyo. Furthermore, any time he decided to take some time away from PO, PO has mostly struggled to maintain an active development team. Developers for PO have always tried to act superior to everyone else on the simulator, regardless of their position, and this was a massive roadblock in PO becoming a bigger and better community than it has become. Key contributors were driven away by the developers' superiority complex, including several other developers, and a large portion of the contributors that have stopped working on PO projects have gone on to become key contributors to, or notable battlers on, Smogon.

    The PO replay viewer? It turned into Pokémon Showdown, which is now aligned with Smogon. kokoloko was driven away from PO, and he then became UU Leader over on Smogon. Bad Romance left PO and is now a Super Moderator over on Smogon, as well as UU Leader. A lot of the players in this year's SPL were contributors to PO in one way or another.

    The Android client was made by developers paid from PO's coffers, and once it was released, we never saw those developers again. As such, the Android client was a mostly buggy mess that didn't work with most of PO's features. Even to this day, the Android client is not as good as it could be, and I think we have... 1 person that works on it now? I might be wrong there.

    We've struggled to keep developers for the other operating systems as well. Lamperi ended up having to leave PO due to his family life, and since then we've often struggled to find someone willing and able to build a Mac PO client. Linux was usually handled by coyo as well, but when coyo left, it was harder to get a Linux client that would work on most systems.

    We didn't have a webclient for FAR TOO LONG after Showdown was released. Our current webclient now is still extremely buggy and barebones, but coyo left almost immediately after the initial release of the webclient, and since then has made minor edits to it that have (unintentionally) broken things we've tried to fix in it.

    Development and developers have always been at the heart of PO's biggest issues. If/when PO eventually dies, it will ultimately be because of these issues.

    (Note that I'm not saying all developers are evil. Lamperi was amazing, Mystra did some good contributions when not being a cunt on the server, nixeagle did a huge amount of work with the Shanai project, Fuzzysqurl does a load of good work nowadays... but the issues all seem to have stemmed from developers)
    I've quit several times. I quit on multiple occasions when coyo caused massive drama, I had considered quitting during the "demands list" bullshit, I left for a while due to massive pressure from work... I feel like the next time I leave PO, however, it'll likely be the last time.
    Most people on PO, I'm more than happy to just stick with knowing them online. Obviously, I've met Samphire in real life, so I'm willing to meet with users that I've developed a friendship with. I've discussed with Aurist before that he has to come and visit us sometime, and I've given a similar offer to most other people I've spoken to that I've grown sort-of close to if they ever visit England (or at least close to where I live in England), but for the most part, I'm happy to let things be. When the only thing you share with people is a common interest in Pokémon, when you want to leave the Pokémon community, you don't often have much to discuss with those people anymore.
    I am nowhere near as talented as he is, but if I was, hell yeah.
    I have had hand and wrist problems over the years, so I doubt the former would be possible. The latter could still happen though. I'd love for either/both to be a thing that happens though, but I'd need to actually have the motivation to do it lol
    Thanks man, I appreciate it.
     
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    fsk Woke up after a long dream Forum Moderator Server Moderator Forum Moderator Server Moderator

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    Hi, Oak!
    Quite curious about PO and u guys so several questions:
    1. who is [OG]Proffesor Oak? He get rekt by me in Hackmons and I don't think u even play that and it's just confusing lel
    2. Proffesor. Oak is also confusing lol! Though I know he is not u (Not a question lel)
    3. I've always been heard u wanna add some Chinese speaking auth that can help around and keep order with the increasing Chinese speaking population on the main server. Do u need any recommendations? As a bilingual of Chinese and English myself, I feel I can make some recommendation list with people willing to do and suitable for that job.
    4. PO is, admittedly and sadly, dying, due to PS perhaps. Do u know Zarel? This is random but anyway....
    5. Is it possible that PO can get ahead of PS at the beginning of GEN7 SunMoon, and build Client for Web and IOS, also fix bugs on Droid?
    ......That could be....well the best case and PO can survive in that way.
     
  23. Professor Oak

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

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    Not me. Also I'm unsure if it is you or him that cannot spell "Professor" even though the word is directly in front of you. Probably you.
    This isn't a question at all, so I'll just tell you off for being stupid and unable to spell a word that is directly in front of you again.
    Feel free to make recommendations to Draciel and myself via forum PM.
    I know of him, but I don't believe I've interacted with him at all, though I might have. If I have, take no offense, I'm a forgetful bastard!
    Fair play to him for his work on PS!
    Is it possible? I suppose so. Will it happen? Will it fuck lol

    XDEVO POSTED HIS PROFILE THREAD SO GO SHITPOST IN THERE NOW, THANK FUCK THIS IS OVER
     
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