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Netbattle.

Now, I often go there so that I can play Pokemon against my boyfriend and his brother since I live over a thousand miles away and don't really have any other way to battle against them. For the most part, I tend to avoid other players there because, for the most part, they are pricks.

They flaunt their teams of six 'ubers' and mock me for having Pokemon that are not legendary or what they consider to be SUPER powerful. Whenever I try talking to certain people, y'know, make small talk during a battle, they stay silent. They just... use some instant kill move like Megahorn or Earthquake (depending on which Pokemon I have out) and stay totally silent. Sometimes I feel like I'm battling against an AI rather than a real person.

Could it kill them to actually spell correctly? Seriously. Sometimes, even their chat speak makes no sense.

Whenever I use a femenine screenname there, a lot of those guys tend to bash the Pokemon I use and spew some really sexist shit. It's like... they think because I'm a girl that I shouldn't battle or that I don't know anything. Jeez.

So, in conclusion, I hate the Netbattle population.
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twilightsunburn
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Time:2006-05-26 12:58 pm (UTC)
AMEN.
i generally hang out in the brazil servers because people there are more likely to talk. even if i don't understand what they are saying.

and on the uber thing? i only accept challenge cup now. because building my own team is too frustrating :D i want to have fun on netbattle, not overanalyze my party.
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profhydron
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Time:2006-05-29 09:38 pm (UTC)
oh you make me hot when you use big text...I mean...

we shall CC Cup it up sometime, I warn you, I'm fiesty
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profhydron
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Time:2006-05-29 06:56 am (UTC)
A-MEN, WOOO-HOOO someone said it

I was in a spat a while ago regarding netbattle, I'm taking in confidence that no one will comment in it, as it is a dead topic, you may find it here. Maybe we are a kindred spirit, you'll know after you read it.

Anyway, I seriously commend any girl/woman/female who battles, most of the girls who like the game, like it because of cutesy things (and there are boys who feel that way as well ^_^), but it is a comfort to know, since this game started out initially forcing someone to play a male character. Most girls I know are scared off of video games, and while they might enjoy pokemon (the series/characters/etc), they avoid the game in particular. Hopefully as D&P is released I can actually battle someone other than 10-year old boys.
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profhydron
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Time:2006-05-29 07:39 am (UTC)
there was also this little related discussion. Sorry, I'll leave your mailbox alone now :-D
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staff_of_truth
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Time:2006-05-29 03:27 pm (UTC)
:D Ooh, you're using my friend's Silver icon!

Anyway, I tend to judge the Pokemon based on their strengths rather than their cuteness. For the most part, I use things like Nidoking, Qwilfish, Houndoom, Gardevoir, etc. Even on Netbattle, I use those and I get stupid comments like "shuldnt u hav clefaree grrly". e__e; I mean, I like cutesy Pokemon but mostly for merchandise like keychains. (Though I still love my Nidorino and Poliwhirl stuff. <3 )

Oh, yeah, I read those comments a long time ago. ::Lurks Pkmn_Game_Help:: I basically only use the NB so I can experiment with different Pokemon and play with my friends. But those people that play just so they can 'show off' their cliched team consisting of 5 legendaries and then something like Tyranitar or Heracross...? And they act like it's such a GREAT accomplishment. I mean, c'mon.

Oh, yeah, and it's annoying when they get so hostile when a Pokemon of mine has a "hax item" on. It was funny because this one guy's Tyranitar (I think it was) used Earthquake and it missed my Raichu. Then some guy and his cronie that was watching the battle verbally attacked me for doing something evil like using Bright Powder. And it wasn't like that particular server had it banned, either.

By the way, I find your Pokemon of the Day articles to be really neat! I loved the Tentacruel one in particular. Yes, Tentacruel is awesome especially with the move/ability/item set you used. :D
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profhydron
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Time:2006-05-29 08:23 pm (UTC)
I am! I love all of itakofying's stuff

The only thing I can say to that is that they're probably really really young players, with obviously too much free time and poor parenting. I totally had a Wartortle keychain on my car keys so I'm right there with ya ;-)

Oh you are a member whoops *dunce*. Yeah I mentioned that NB is a good simulator to how a team will work competitively and it is currently the only way to battle someone else other than the computer (assuming they don't live near you). The people on the servers though, they're like, obsessed not only with winning but it's to a point of mindlessness.

I don't get the Brightpowder hate, I love it. 10% of the time? I can't believe people really whine-bitch-moan about it. You'd basically achieve similar evasiveness after using Double-Team once, so what's the difference?

oh thanks *blushes* we're so unsure how many people enjoy/read it because almost no one comments. So we start discussions amongst ourselves hoping other people join in, but it only serves to feed our egos ;_;
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staff_of_truth
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Time:2006-05-29 08:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they all seem to be newbs. Or people that focus too much on Atk power. To me, I like it when the matches drag out a bit and not end after some uber Pokemon just KOs your entire team with just one attack. It's no fun and there's really no skill to it. But that's just my opinion. ^_^; One of my favorite things to do is use the ole Rest/Sleep Talk strategy (heh, that's what I call it, anyway). Every time I get low on HP, I just use Rest and then use Sleep Talk for the duration of the Rest period. Though, it has worked on making the opponent annoyed and it's saved my butt often, it's not full proof (I hate it when it just so happens that the Sleep Talk uses Rest... ;_; ). And I have a few others stashed away.

They are obsessed. I hate it when they call me and my friend 'cunts' and all sorts of derogatory names when we use moves like Protect in order to avoid their attacks. Really, what's so bad about that? It's like they just want all the players there to be complete doormats and let them faint us all with their cheesy, cliched stuff.

I love Bright Powder! Though, it really doesn't work as often as I'd like it to. But that time, with the Earthquake missing, was classic. I also like King's Rock and Leftovers (which they also have problems with). I used to have Leftovers on all my NB Pokemon, but I've definetly weaned myself away from that and only use for certain ones (Like Tentacruel :D).

Heh, yeah, I read all of them! I'm just too shy to comment. -^_^-;
But me and my friend (the moderator of this community, actually) discuss them by phone often and we tend to like the stuff you and boltbeam and eliotdubois come up with.

Hey, uh, could I add you to my friends list? You're real cool! And I read your Lj and saw that you liked Pokemon Chronicles! XD Hey, it was better than the anime series. Plus, you like PokeSpecial and I can never have enough friends that like that manga series.

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profhydron
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Time:2006-05-29 09:37 pm (UTC)
That's cool, I love people who battle in unconventional ways, I mean I know a lot of people don't have the time to get multiple Ice Beam/EQ/etc...TMs so I try to recommend attacks like Magnitude and Aurora Beam and other learned moves. Even if they never play against anyone else, I want to be sure they can pwn the computer ;-)

Wow, is there anyplace these people can be reported? I thought there was supposed to be a Gym Leader or Mod in each of the forums banning people for language and inappropriate things like that.

I usually like to fight with the no-same-items rule, it's really the only battle rule I like. Then you have to come up with a decent spread with your items instead of just throwing Leftovers on everything.

Oh thanks awesome. Makes me happy to know that, I had no idea, most of the time I feel like I'm writing guides and just talking to the wind.

yes please ^_^! I love Chronicles and the Pokespecial dearly. I only have the Kanto journey, and I'm looking for translated books from the japanese version, maybe one day I'll find them. I heard rumors about them being available out of Singapore? I just reread all the synopsis' on Serebii. But yeah, I'll add you :D
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staff_of_truth
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Time:2006-05-29 11:46 pm (UTC)
XD Yes! Magnitude is sweeeeeeeeet!

Actually, the mods are basically the same people who stroll about the Netbattle with their own set of ubers. I remember once this guy was messing with me for having a team that 'sux'. Well, of course it'd 'suck' since he managed to annihilate them with one attack. I decided to fight back this time and tell him that he was unoriginality and it probably took him two and a half minutes to get his team together. Well, that costed me to get banned for 120 minutes. e_e They didn't even ask for my side of the story. Really, as I've said before, most of them are sexist. Or maybe the guy was a friend of the mod. Either way, they're not a fair bunch.

Yeah, I was a bit new to those types of items back then. Now it does seem like each of them has a different thing on. I think I like the variety a lot more.

You'd be surprised just how many people probably read those things. I think most of them don't really comment because they agree with what you guys say. ^_^; At least, that's why me and my boyfriend don't comment.

Yay! I see you've added me and I just did the same. Well, they do have translated mangas of all sorts here. However, I don't think they ship to the US. ;_; I do know of some people that buy it off the site and then put them on Ebay or sell them under the table in Pokemon forums.

I've become quite the manga collector. I've got four different series so far. Two of those in raw Japanese. The recent one I've bought, Getto Da Ze, has a translation at some site I've got bookmarked. ^^;
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profhydron
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Time:2006-05-30 05:11 am (UTC)
Wow, I can't believe even the mods are doing that. Yeesh. Good thing I pretty much stick to uninhabited servers when I meet up with people and only do CC cup ;-)

Well that's nice to hear. I was operating under the notion that we have a whole bunch of people not reading since we have like, 70 members and at max 8ish comments (half of which are our own replies)

ARE THOSE TRANSLATED BY ANY CHANCE? Oh wow, holy crap, that's a gold mine to me, I love the special and I've been dying to read the GSC one because that's my favorite incarnation of the game so far.

Very nice, if you find any manga especially good, do inform me. I'm always looking for new manga to read. ^_^
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staff_of_truth
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Time:2006-05-30 05:36 am (UTC)
Urgh, I usually go to any server available but I don't really fight any stranger nowadays. For the most part, I just battle with people I know.

XD Yeah, I read it even if I don't comment. Maybe I will start commenting. Heh, I don't feel as shy anymore since I know you better now. I can't wait to read about Pokemon like Qwilfish and Swalot. Man, Swalot needs to be in the spotlight more. Actually, most Poison types should get some recognition.

Yes, those are translated into english! Sadly, they just don't ship to the US. That really disappoints me... Though, the shipping would be very expensive.

Ah, I know of a few titles like Magical Pokemon Journey, if you're a shoujo manga fan. Actually, here is a link to a webpage dedicated to a lot of the Pokemon manga available.

When it comes to non-Pokemon manga, it depends. :D I'm into all sorts of stuff, but I can recommend anything as long as you specify the genre.
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staff_of_truth
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Time:2006-05-29 11:52 pm (UTC)
OH. Silly me! I forgot about a certain site that's scanslating Pokemon Special starting with volume 8. However, it's brand new and there's only about five chapters released so far. But it's still something to tie you over for now.

ZOMGFTA Pokemon Special scans
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