I won't reveal my identity but the issue came from Gen 6 Sprites. There's a forum post about it. Nintendo gave several cease and desists after ripped models were used. No one listened and so Nintendo now is suing for use of intellectual property rights. Zarel's in some serious shit, desu.
Servers are shut down indefinitely or until the Courts decide the fate if Zarel even fights it. Smogon might be forced to close down too but that's a gray matter.
good. showdown was cancer save for showderp and zarel modified the rng to be more pseudo so his battles were more "epic"
i hope that stupid pedophile gets thrown in prison and raped by lawyers for the rest of his life
Asking for a crime to justify punishment of a crime doesn't solve anything and only reveals your hypocrisy. Might as well get rid of the whole system altogether if you're going to let feels dictate decisions.
there's no server issues even the IRC mods are saying there's some serious shit going down but won't let anyone talk about it
also rei and bond confirm there's issues with Nintendo over at ProjectPokemon's IRC
btw this guy doesn't know what he's typing about. Showdown's seriously dead
>asking for a crime to justify punishment of a crime
>implying it's a crime to punish copyright infringement on this scale
everybody knew none of this shit was licensed and Nintendo only let the gen 5 shit go because the simulator wasn't that popular
at this point they care about it infringing upon sales and we all know the autistic basement dwelling smogon-heads deserve something like this for injecting their tryhard arbitrary laddering system into something like pokemon
learn to critically think instead of quivering at the thought of losing your precious 1700 ladder rating
Great. Know we only need a official Pokemon Tier list for the official championships and people can finally stop using Smogon elitist banlists and have some fun.
is it happening, is Smogon finally being killed
>showdown was cancer
>battling online with Pokemon which are easy as hell to swap out and always have perfect IVs and all their potential cumulative moves crossgen is bad
>modified the rng
Fuck that shit, that explains why I'd get streaks of Air Slash/90% moves missing six times in a row
>fan-based competition is bad
>bloo bloo ladder is bad
Yes surely evasion spam and M-Kangaskhan are more fun than having a somewhat balanced metagame with banlists based on usage statistics and community discussion
I don't even like smogon but VGC a shit
joke's on you, missing the entire point over a sarcastic ad hom
>i can only validate my enjoyment of pokemon if i win competitively
if even one person decides to shift their focus from favorites/creativity to some over analyzed smogon team favorite then the cancer has already spread too far
any objective assessment of pokemon reveals that it was never meant to be some hyper competitive circlejerk ending in a 13 year old spending 12 hours in front of a simulator made by a pedophile enabler who screams on the forums when he misses an attack due to brightpowder
do the world and the spirit of the franchise a favor and kill yourself
>>i can only validate my enjoyment of pokemon if i win competitively
I don't give a shit about the ladder system, the whole setup is just a well-done accessible simulator.
I don't think many people on it take the competitive aspect as seriously as you think they do. Personally I use a mix of good Pokemon and my favorites, which generally overlaps. Sometimes I force an ingame bro shitmon onto my team just because I like it. Sometimes I carry a pokemon from showdown to ingame because I find it endearing kicking so much ass in battle.
Sorry you don't like Garchomp fag lmao
>modified the rng
The RNG is correct. What's causing the appearance that the RNG is modified is two things
>You're battling much more rapidly and quickly than on console/handheld games, thus you will experience more in a shorter amount of time
>The modern meta leans much harder on pokemon, abilities and moves that have a chance of an effect happening or have less than 100% accuracy
So yes, you are more likely to encounter 11 Iron Head flinches or 8 Fire Blast misses or triple Scald crit burns, because you are battling more, with more variables than ever before
This actually should happen though. Smogon's lucky Gamefreak doesn't pay attention to the fandom outside of Japan, if showdown had the same cancerous influence on the Japanese competitive scene they'd shut it down in a heartbeat
You can furiously suck my dick.
And it was on Smogon forums before they went down with Mods and Admins talking about it. Now anyone who creates a thread about it gets warned and the thread deleted. Its a cover up.
SMOGON AND SMOGONDOWN ID DED
no more showderp shit, no more complaining about smogon in almost every post made
I know this is an ebin ruse but really?
>there are people who want the best simulator closed
>there are people who prefer cart battles with long ass animations and having to breed/cheat for everything
>there are people who want to play exactly one or two ways (instead of eight tiers, two doubles tiers, little cup, all the hackmons, everything you can do on cart, etc).
>there are people who want 90% of pokemon to have absolutely no place in competitive pokemon
Seriously what the fuck. Hate smogon all you want but showdown is great.
>still complaining about smogon
LOL people. Smogon is a thing, get over it. Play the way you want to play, and they will play the way they want to play. They have no effect on you. Seriously some of yall need lives.
>Mods on Smogon and Showdown think they are the literal shit.
>Treat anyone who doesn't circlejerk them or suck them off with disrespect
>Act higher than art thou
>Staff is even more pathetic
Yeah, can't wait for them to all be in one place at a Convention ;) I'm sure it will be a huge hit. A real smash. A ringadingaling good time.
I don't really care one way or the other, but it's astonishing that Nintendo/TPCi has never given a shit about Showdown.
If you love Showdown, great. I'm not gonna stop you. But it's unauthorized use of intellectual property.
>uses copyrighted names
And the big one:
>presents itself as a viable alternative to buying 3DS games
Do they? The only ones I've heard of that happen to do because they got mainstream news attention or use official assets without permission.
Not the same story, anyhows. TPCi isn't Nintendo.
>TPCi isn't Nintendo
"The Pokémon Company (Japanese: 株式会社ポケモン Kabushiki gaisha Pokémon) is a company responsible for the licensing and marketing of the Pokémon franchise, managing retail store operation, game software, card games, license management, TV animation and film, and other ancillary businesses. It is a joint venture by Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures."
>It is a joint venture by Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures.
"Outside of most Asian countries, The Pokémon Company operates under its subsidiary The Pokémon Company International (...)"
>TPCi isn't Nintendo