Ask someone with impeccable taste anything.
I will settle all of /vp/'s age-old subjective debates.
Not sure what you're asking there, dude.
In terms of layout? Absolutely. Stupid fucking wheel. In terms of content? Absolutely not, Unova had some excellent locations and had the closest thing to a real plot Pokemon has ever had. Plus the fresh selection of Pokemon was a godsend to everyone who had been with the series from the start.
> terms of layout? Absolutely. Stupid fucking wheel. In terms of content? Absolutely not, Unova had some excellent locations and had the closest thing to a real plot Pokemon has ever had. Plus the fresh selection of Pokemon was a godsend to everyone who had been with the series from the start.
That's fucking bullshit, you don't even know what you're talking about
I'm guessing you wanted him to say Unova is shit.
You sound mad Anon.
Objectively, Gen 1 had no other generations to jockey against at the time, but I know that's not what you mean.
I'm gonna say Gen V. Being released on the DS was a double edged sword; it got a little stagnant after playing DPPtHGSS on the same console, but at the same time, it meant they had time to flesh out aspects of the game they never focus on much, like the story, or the achievement medals. If you take it completely out of context, it was a very well rounded and enjoyable gen.
Or did you mean something else? For example, Gen 2 was extremely impressive for a GBA game, it was pretty monumental considering the hardware at the time.
I don't think I've ever seen a true design ranking that wasn't influenced by battle viability. Here goes, in no particular order
Good concept and design:
Cool designs, concepts aside:
I could try to break it down further, but here you go.
Ever heard of a grass snake?
Honestly, it's either in the top tier or in the "meh" tier. There's no in-between. They had a concept, but whether or not you think they nailed it determines where it falls. Personally, I try to look at the intent behind the designs and factor that into my decisions. Context means everything.
It has a concept, but its design is atrocious. The concept is also not demonstrated well. If they based it on a grass snake, which lives in and near water, why doesn't it get any water moves? Why doesn't it get any moves whatsoever other than leafstorm? Into the trash it goes if you ask me.
Your arguments are valid, but they stem from its movepool and battle viability. I was asked to rank them purely on design. It's design integrates elements from snakes, ivy leaves, and royalty, which compliment each other nicely. I'm not a big fan of Serperior, personally, but I recognize that its design is exceptionally fitting.
Your taste is absolutely godlike show me your ways please.
I actually feel similarities between our tastes already.
Question for you:
What is the best Pokemon song to listen to while playing competitive battles.
>What is the best Pokemon song to listen to while playing competitive battles.
The original Gen 1 Gym Leader theme. Never forget your roots. When I listen to it while I battle, I can feel the weight of nearly twenty years of Pokemon experience, and it helps sharpen my focus.
tell these headcannon spamming faggots that misty never dated ash, leaf IS Cannon and probably at least has a name, Kristal or "Kris" was an actual character & that denying her existence shows that you're underage, also tell the injectionfags the forced meme isn't funny
DO IT OP
Satoshi X Kasumi was never a thing.
However, Ash X Misty was kind of a thing, but because of the dub's tomfoolery. Misty's Song exists, whether or not it was meant to. The path to true enlightenment and impeccable taste is accepting that the old dub is canon in its own right.
The rest gets my stamp of impeccable taste.
Hahaha. Being a hipster must suck, I almost feel sorry for you. At least I'm not so socially insecure I need to make my opinion differ from the majority to have a sense of self-worth.
Good bait. If I were thirteen I would probably fall for it.
Nah, it's pretty DeviantArt. Your dislike is perfectly valid. It was made to be the favorite Pokemon of people with generic taste, a "babby's first favorite Pokemon" if you will. I guess it served its purpose though. I imagine plenty of people eased into liking better Pokemon via Lucario.
I want to draw pokeymans digitally, should my current skill level have any say on which drawing tablet I get? should I start with the most basic one to get used to it, or a pro one to produce higher quality of material? oh, allmighty OP of impeccable taste, answer my question.
TPP was cool before Reddit unclenched its dorito-filled bowels and shat all over it.
Memes have gone from "in-jokes among like-minded people" to "whatever's trending on Twitter and also impact font on pictures". They've lost all meaning.
Oh and here is a pic of my skills at the moment.
Replying isn't falling for it. If your bait were to succeed, it would require me lashing out and trying to insult you back.
You're not wasting my time by getting a mere reply. I have all day. Feel free to entertain me furtherly if you wish.
If you want to obtain something, grab onto it with both hands, not just one. If you're serious about improving, give yourself the tools you need to meet that goal. But just remember: high quality tools won't make you an artist. Practice and dedication will.
Well anon, since you can't tell any sort of tone on the internet, you taking the time to reply does show that you have some vested interest in what was said. Like it or not, if you're unable to just ignore it, you've already lost
Well ladies and gentlemen, we have an imposter. This isn't important enough to warrant a trip, so I'll just ask you to use some common sense. If you can't detect any impeccable taste in a post, it's clearly not me.
lel, never noticed. Yeah that's pretty hideous.
Just for you. Sorry I overlooked your question.
I think this can be explained by thinking about the differences between Japan and France. France has the luxury of space, so there's more foliage compared to industrial Japan. When the developers went on their field trip for inspiration, they probably exaggerated the differences into what we see in Kalos.
What's the reason that the XY lags, even after 3 years of development? And why would they just copy the Battle Maison over to ORAS without at least adding the Hoenn Trainer designs as opponents?
How do you feel about legendaries? Which generation had the best?
Their original team was skilled at assembly language, which deals almost directly with the hardware. It's a very difficult and very powerful programming language. But most of their original crew are now directing, not programming themselves. I bet the people working on it now are working with higher level languages, which can do very fancy things, but at greater cost to performance. They're probably not fucking with assembly at all anymore, so it's not as smooth as, say, Smash. I guarantee you that the team for Smash was working with performance foremost in mind. GameFreak was going for release speed first and foremost.
DLC is an awful practice that encourages capitalism to a parasitic degree and should never be looked upon favorably. When you buy a game, it should be finished. You'd never buy a sofa with a cushion missing at full price, and then pay extra for the other cushion. You'd never go to a concert and be expected to pay extra for every song after the encore.
I don't think it will happen, and I don't want it to. I'd love to have the battle frontier, but it would be a "win the battle and lose the war"situation.
They're cool, but only when they're not shoved in your path with neon signs pointing the way.
Legendary Pokemon should be at the end of optional harsh and unforgiving dungeons. Articuno had it perfect.
Now, technically speaking isn't the game finished? DLC is like smaller versions of expansion packs, which nearly no one bitches about. The only thing your argument there really applies to is day one dlc.
Whoa, impeccable taste, easy on there. DLC done correctly, that is to say, as add-ons FAR after the fact, when the game at release was complete, is perfectly fine. It's the modern Expansion Pack, and expacks are not a problem at all. Day one DLC is the real problem here.
To match the couch example, it's more like buying a couch, setting it up at home, then deciding that a nice throw pillow would make the set look better and going out and buying one. It doesn't take away from the functionality of the couch, but it's something you believe makes it complete.
The problem is that it becomes the norm. Why would any company work harder to make a good finished product when they can make a lackluster one and charge more for things that should have been in from the start?
It's more about the future implications. There's more money to be made by taking the easy road here, and I swear on my Silver version's poor old battery that companies will slide further and further down that path in time.
The money is always right, Squidward.
To use the same example, let's say the couch always used to come with throw pillows. It was part of the set. Then the company decided to charge the same price for the couch, but sell the pillows at an extra cost.
Then another company will attempt to exploit the other company's bad business practice by offering the full set with pillows for the same price and stealing the other's business?
However, the question was to potential DLC for ORAS, which I would argue is a finished game and utterly negates your point. Rather than arguing against DLC as a whole, as it is a broad subject I'd rather not go into, perhaps you should refine your points to actually be ON point?
>lets say they always come with throw pillows
Changing the way things work to make your example work doesn't play out. I get the point you're making, but you're walking right over the point we're making.
Do you have an issue with expansion packs? Those have been around for ages and arguably already set a standard for releasing content to add on to an existing game. Why does smaller content at a lower price not make sense?
I will attempt to constrain my impeccable taste to the topic at hand. My apologies.
I don't think Pokemon is ready for DLC. GameFreak doesn't seem to have a firm enough grasp on the current market to get into that. So no, I don't think they'll do ORAS DLC.
>Do you have an issue with expansion packs?
Expansion packs add content to the game that never was there on the first place.
DLC don't add any content. They just unlock content that is already on the game that was made innaccesible by design.
They are not the same thing, so stop comparing them.
That being said, I don't mind DLCs if I consider they are worth my money. And if I don't, I simply don't buy them.
>implying all DLC is locked on-disc content
You're the one making conflations here, friend. Several games have done DLC just fine. I'd look at things like Rock Band as an example.
>DLC don't add any content. They just unlock content that is already on the game that was made innaccesible by design.
Except that only applies to specific examples and isn't inherently what DLC is (unless DLC in this context is disk locked content not downloadable content)? You can have DLC that adds content that wasn't there in the first place, that's what it all originally was.
Impeccable Taste Guy, what's your opinion on Baneposting, Lankyposting, and pic related?
Baneposting can be funny in the right context, it's pretty exploitable. Lankyposting reeks too much of the bad side of /v/, where it's more about making sure no one else has fun instead of having fun yourself.
That banana is cancer. It's "look mom, I posted it again!" incarnate.
Mega Houndoom is painfully underwhelming, Mewtwo doesn't need two Megas, and neither does Charizard. Remove M-Houndoom, Mewtwo X, and Charizard X.
Give a Mega to Milotic for sure. The other two are up for grabs. Maybe Dragonite and Scrafty.
I stay away from them. Far away. I already have my impeccable taste, why would I want to supplement it with someone else's videos?
But hey, at the end of the day, they're making money by talking about Pokemon on the internet. That's cool, if nothing else. Everyone has to make a living.
I loved the Mystery Dungeon series. Unfortunately, when Gates to Infinity came around, I became incredibly poor, and I still haven't played it. From the sound of things, they had a severely limited Pokemon selection, and that doesn't sound good to me.
The Maison dialogue has some weird shit, but it's kind of enjoyable.
Megas are interesting. GameFreak doesn't have a good idea of their own game though, leading to stuff like Mega Mom and M-Houndoom. I swear they just try stuff and hope for the best. But they did make battles more interesting for a while. When eventually every Pokemon has a Mega, we'll see how it looks.
Did you ever encounter the Veterans OR Owner Cyril in the Maison? I swear that they almost made me lose forcing their legendaries on me. I bet that's part of the reason why they get so little love.
I'm basing this on the region itself. Not the Pokemon in the region, not the story, not the gym leaders, just the plain environment.
But Orre is better than all of them.
I never got very far in the Maison, no. When X and Y came out, I held off on the postgame stuff so I wouldn't get burned out for the third version or the inevitable remakes. I burned out really bad back in Diamond getting a living Dex, didn't want a repeat of that. So I figured I'd wait, because remakes always have really cool postgame content to last people until the next generation, right?
So basically I never really fucked with it.
I'd personally have the top three go
1. Hoenn (tree house city, caldera city, ash route, volcano, underwater cave, hot spring town, etc.)
2. Sinnoh (variable areas like swamp, giant mountain, snowy areas, but not as much as Hoenn)
good taste tho
A better quality tablet won't help you at all because you suck shit. You can give a turd golden plating, but at the end of the day, it's still a turd. Practice your fundamentals traditionally, before considering wasting your money on something that won't help you in the slightest and that you obviously have no affinity for.
I suppose I should point out a thing or two about that.
Regions like Hoenn and Sinnoh have a huge sweeping variety of climates and ecosystems, and that's very cool. But Johto has something that's just as important: consistency. Everywhere in Johto feels like Johto. It's all got the same rural vibe. Even the biggest city has a forest right outside of it and train tracks splitting it down the middle.
Meanwhile, you take like ten steps out of Mauville and you're either in a fucking desert or on the beach or in a mountain tunnel or in a rainforest.
Participate all you want, that's good. But that chat is insufferable, all the spamming and weird emoticons and stuff. There's no point in trying to actually chat with all that going on, unless it's changed drastically since Twitch Plays Crystal.
What do you think of /vp/'s fan projects?, Sage, PokeAus and Clover, the three of them.
Also these are my five favorite pokemon (in terms of design)
How impeccable is my taste?, Which are your favorite 5?
>Is Good.ra a fem.ale only species?
>What game is the shittiest?
>Would you l.ick a humanoid pokemon's fee.t? Why or why not?
>Which pokemon would you like to fug?
>Are you doing this for free?
>What do you think of ORAS?
Fan projects on /vp/ are always started by visionaries, and end up compromised beyond all recognition or abandoned completely. It's a sad cycle. Seen it before. Been a part of it, too. Still, I support them because they're original content, and whether or not it's my cup of tea, I think that's great.
Your taste is pretty solid. I'm leery of starters, but they all go together well, so I can see that you've got style.
My top five are Crobat, Chandelure, Forretress, Conkeldurr, and Cradily.
Best game: Black/White.
Worst game: XY
Best generation: 4
Worst generation: 6 so far
(By generation, I mean the entire span. Gen 4 includes DPPtHGSS and the spinoffs during that time.)
Best girl: Hilda
Worst girl: Iris
I think that cuddling with a Fire-Type during a cold night is the most confy you can get. So, who is the best pokemon do cuddle with?
>ITT Impeccable = shit
How can gen 4 be the best gen when D/P were almost unplayable because of the slow as fuck engine and HG/SS didn't even fix most of the issues the original games had?
The main thing about BW2 was the Pokemon World Tournament. That's basically what had everyone creaming their unmentionables. The medal achievement system was nice too, and so was the movie studio thing.
I kinda preferred the atmosphere of BW1 though. BW2 felt a little too glitzy for me.
someone else actually likes my favorite mon? What is this trickery
Diamond and Pearl were painfully slow and weren't as memorable as gens 1-3, but they were mostly fixed in Platinum. The gen as a whole is pretty solid. It's withstanding the test of time pretty well.
Don't question his taste, faggot. It's impeccable. If you disagree, you're wrong. Besides, Durant is cool. Heatmor is shit.
OP, what do you think is the coolest sidequest, bonus dungeon, etc. in the Pokemon mainline?
I dislike all of the genies, their therian formes didn't do a thing to redeem them in my book. They're ugly sameface cloudfags. See, when they were first introduced, nobody liked them. Everyone agreed that they were stupid looking and that Unova didn't need another trio. But then everyone realized that they're really fucking powerful.
What this means is that everyone who used the genies was only playing to win, regardless of whether or not they even liked those Pokemon. The hypercompetitive players are an issue because Pokemon isn't meant to be a competitive game, it's not an e-sport. The RNG and IVs should be enough evidence that Pokemon was never meant to be competitive in the way that some people make it.
Long story short, the genies are basically big red flags screaming "I don't necessarily even like Pokemon, I just want to beat people at things"
>Long story short, the genies are basically big red flags screaming "I don't necessarily even like Pokemon, I just want to beat people at things"
You weren't lying when you said you had impeccable taste.
It's either Prankster Thunder Wave and Volt Switch or Intimidate Stealth Rock U-Turn. Pick your cancer. I just think Thundurus is the least creative of the three. At least Tornadus is pure Flying and Landorus has that abundance lore stuff. Thundurus is just a douchey Na'vi that stole Goku's Nimbus. It's whole "lore" was being a jackass that literally rained on people's parades. Even the Pokedex says people hate it.
>Long story short, the genies are basically big red flags screaming "I don't necessarily even like Pokemon, I just want to beat people at things"
If I had a uterus, I'd be demanding your babies. This is my precise feeling toward most legendaries, but the genies in particular. Sure, some legendaries people may actually like, but I feel like they don't have that connection to them that you get from bringing a bro through most of the game, since they tend to only pop up near endgame.
you can't honestly say you like the genies. no one likes the fucking genies. i consider myself a generous person who gives everyone a fair shot, even pokemon like druddigon and dunsparce are ok by my book. but the genies are just fucking dumb.
OP I think I love you
What do you think of pic related? One of the starters for Aus
That's why they made their own rules to make it more competitive? You can make anything competitive.
There RNG in some of the popular competitive esports like dota2.
Pokemon still has retarded hax sometimes though.
OP is just another more or less casual player that plays competitive sometimes. We play to win yes, but that doesn't mean we don't like to play Pokemon.
Not even a smogonfag. Kek.
>calls others casual
>"b-but i'm not a smogonfag!"
Hmm. Keep the color scheme a little more uniform, and maybe make sure the middle evo's tail is stuck on the ground. The concept and design is nice. Just unify the three stages a bit more. Make the middle one a little more awkward teenager-ish and you're golden.
Well, this was a lot of fun. I've gotta call it a night.
Pic related, catch you guys later.
And do any of those competitive players truly care about their Pokemon or just what can win? Does busting your ass to breed endlessly until you finally get perfect nature and stats or even just making programming them in to crush the competition make you a better trainer than anyone? No it fucking does not.
I play on PO. Sometimes PS but really I wouldn't consider myself a smogonfag. I play competitive singles and doubles and sometimes VGC. You're just another boring shitter with no dynamic.
They've been doing well ever since their inception with shoddy battle and stuff way back. The game is a lot more balanced with their rules than the "official" ones.
Busting your ass to create nothing but a bunch of lines of code in a video game. The best trainer is the one who wins. Battling skill is what makes a trainer in the competitive scene. It doesn't matter how you got your Pokemon.
Its still easy to get attached to Pokemon and there's nothing wrong with it. However thinking you're a good trainer because you spent time on some virtual pets is pretty laughable. Its a video game its not real life.
If you want to play competitive you don't have to want to win but don't complain when you come across people who want to win.
Yay or Nay?