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[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 37 points38 points  (14 children)

When 1.1 pls?

[–]thesuzerainLead Developer 24 points25 points  (11 children)

do you have hulu in australia?

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 22 points23 points  (10 children)

This is bullshit - you're oversimplifying a complex situation to the point of no longer adding anything useful to the discussion.

[–]OutrageousUsername 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Good question

[–]maxz24 16 points17 points  (13 children)

What inspired you into making a more mature take on Pokemon?

Is it possible in the near future to add the ability of breeding deltas?

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Pokemon kinda needs a more mature take, people have been begging for it for years.

Second one is a suggestion ;)

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I feel like there's more potential for an improved storyline by adding more mature themes for this target player-base at least. If we were expecting 5 year-olds to play the game then things would probably be different.

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Pokemon is too cutesy and nice all the time. Since the X and Y storyline it'd be nice to get something darker. 2nd question is a suggestion.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 4 points5 points  (2 children)

At least for me, I like the idea of a more interesting/mature storyline just because that's where I am as a player and I want something that propels me to play the game instead of a glorified minigame for catching/breeding shinies and competitive Pokemon. Plus, with an actual story I feel much more connected to my Pokemon, sort of like a Nuzlocke. Even though for Insurgence I pretty much recycled my team for each gym, but you know. The feels, man.

[–]Pokenar 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I'd like to build on this question. How much time and effort did you spend making the setting? I've played many fan creations with mature settings that just fell flat because it didn't feel like pokemon, but Insurgence manages to have a mature setting while still feeling like pokemon.

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 6 points7 points  (3 children)

It kind of requires a balance of mature and toned down elements. Even though people expect this to be a mature game, most people are still going to have their past memories of playing the core series. So it's bad taste to have something like a random Pikachu getting decapitated in the middle of a street since it just feels completely out of place.

[–]thesuzerainLead Developer 4 points5 points  (1 child)

aka snakewood

[–]Pokenar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

To be honest, Snakewood was the main game I was thinking of when I mentioned other fan creations falling flat.

[–]juice585 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think Z/O and Insurgence have struck the correct balance.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We've definitely put a lot of time making sure that Insurgence is just mature enough without being ZO levels of over-the-top-ness while still being a darker game than vanilla Pokemon.

[–]RobbieNewton 12 points13 points  (5 children)

What has been the most challenging aspect, either with Insurgence, or Zeta/Omicron, of using the RPG Maker suite?

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 17 points18 points  (4 children)

RPGMaker XP is an older application, and this shows in games made with it. Developing issues are for example the lack of source control, so only one person can actually do work on the game.

Because the engine is an older one it is often poorly optimized, so it will not run on multiple processor threads, and does not offer full 64-bit support. It also does not offer native Mac or Linux support, which makes it harder to distribute.

Other issues found with it are what IMO are design flaws in the engine. The pause when not focused on the game for example severely hinders our server code, which does not handle pausing well, and it's unfortunately not possible to get rid of it.

[–]juice585 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The pause when not focused on the game for example severely hinders our server code, which does not handle pausing well, and it's unfortunately not possible to get rid of it.

I've always wondered about that. Thanks for the explanation.

[–]RobbieNewton 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the detailed answer. Been playing through Zeta for my channel (Suze knows about it), and I have to say it is really good. You would never have thought that there were struggles, based on just how amazing a quality the game is. I need to get on and download Insurgence soon as well.

[–]NoriMD 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Will you add berries trees in 1.1? If you are will you be adding the Ribbons contest?

[–]juice585 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd love a large berry "field" like Z/O had.

[–]Arsonil 9 points10 points  (3 children)

why is your game that epic?

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Because we have an awesome team :)

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Because we are just that cool

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Gotta do the originals justice. Or something like that.

[–]Langager90 7 points8 points  (10 children)

Will we have to travel in time to save the people buried alive in Rezzai Cavern or will we get to help them (or see their corpses) when dealing with the Cult who buried them?

[–]zDoomsday 10 points11 points  (2 children)

So I can ask when 1.2 is coming out?

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Probably never.

[–]Foxknight??? 7 points8 points  (23 children)

when and how did you guys all meet each other and suze?

[–]LunarDuskArtist 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I met them when I was just a player on ZO, and kept pestering suze with icon sprites until he changed them :p

[–]Foxknight??? 5 points6 points  (0 children)

haha lunar, i know how you met them, we met them together XD

[–]Zero_BreakerArtist 6 points7 points  (0 children)

When I first discovered Z/O, I didn't quite like the Mega Bisharp and Cacturne sprites back then, so I made new ones myself. Then suze asked me if he can use this sprites in Insurgence, I agreed, and after that I just started making sprites for Insurgence.

[–]cmdrdAlumnus 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I joined the team when I was posting mirrors for downloads with Zeta/Omicron. The team saw that and asked if I could get the trade server running as they had not had any luck after their last guy just up and disappeared. Got that running, they brought me on to the team, and it's coming up on probably a year on the team now.

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

ZO IRC back when it was first started

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 8 points9 points  (10 children)

I joined pretty much by accident, I noticed that whoever did ZO's music was now gone and I messaged Suze like "Hey, I know how to music." I made the ZO legendary battle music and the rest is history. Once Suze wanted me back for Insurgence, I met the rest of the team for deving the pre-alpha.

[–]Foxknight??? 3 points4 points  (6 children)

seems a lot of suze's original team left the project early :/ , but its great he has you guys now supporting him :)

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Yeah, it does seem so. But hey, I'm glad I had the chance, my music skills have really evolved because of this.

[–]Foxknight??? 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That is great to hear, cant wait to listen to what you have created for us in 1.1 :)

[–]ColossusCMS 1 point2 points  (3 children)

You definately should give us a bonus of what we shall find when the 1.1 releases, Insurgence ingame music is amazing

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Don't worry, you'll hear new music soon enough ;)

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Just used to hang out in the Z/O IRC when it was first created, kept helping with stuff on the wiki and subreddit and met the rest of the guys as more people joined the team.

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I bugged suze back during the beginning of Insurgence Development asking him if I could help him with sprites. Eventually he caved in and gave me some projects to work on.

[–]Foxknight??? 1 point2 points  (0 children)

oh yeah i remember you telling me that :)

[–]yohellz 5 points6 points  (11 children)

If you had to choose one delta pokemon, which one you would choose?

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Delta Muk or Delta Waif-I mean, Gardevoir. Delta Gardevoir.

[–]LunarDuskArtist 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Lol delta Waifu?

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Delta Waifu is best Waifu

[–]LunarDuskArtist 3 points4 points  (1 child)

You're forgetting shiny delta waifu

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Any Waifu is good Waifu

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Delta Bulbasaur

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Delta Venusaur, its new iteration is so cute, and it's pretty powerful as well!

[–]FelixLukasiewicz 4 points5 points  (7 children)

Is there going to be any romance in the plot in the future? I feel like this is one of the things that the original games lack :P

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I have a good feeling with whats happening in the anime that the future official games will actually include some romance of sorts. As for this game, maybe, wait and see :P

[–]turtwig103 2 points3 points  (1 child)

lol thats one thing that should be in the end of the game :) main guy and the green haired girl (if player chose to be girl then maybe it can be damian or some new person) i just ship them so much for some reason and would love to see the male protagonist and the green haired girl together (i think her name was nora but im not sure)

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I feel like if there is, we'll need to do a lot of planning for that event because there's a high possibility of it making a large number of players cringe during the event otherwise.

[–]FelixLukasiewicz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's great. Yeah, I guess you can't really add something without thinking about the player.

I'm totally on the ProtagonistMxNora and ProtagonisFxDamian ship, like totally.

[–]SageTheWise 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Ok so when are we getting the Mecha Shrek? Or has that not been officially confirmed yet?

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not confirmed yet

[–]Xaxziminrax 5 points6 points  (2 children)

How much are you guys planning on expanding the cults in the game? Are they all going to be as substantial to the plot as the one that ended 1.0?

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Well yeah, the storyline mostly revolves around the cults.

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes.

[–]paulmc12 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Will we be able to use ability capsules to access a pokemon's hidden ability in the future?

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe!

[–]ChocolateDoorknob[🍰] 3 points4 points  (5 children)

If there was one thing you would go back and change about Z/O, what would it be?

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Redo every fakemon to look amazing and not awful.

[–]Zero_BreakerArtist 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Same here, dear god the Arceus-Plate-Legendary...things looks flat out bad.

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Fix suze's grammar/spelling.

[–]LunarDuskArtist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fix the pokedex order xD

[–]Foxknight??? 8 points9 points  (14 children)

How do you guys feel when people say pokemon zeta/omicron and insurgence are the best fan made pokemon games ever created?

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 12 points13 points  (5 children)

I feel kinda proud, like I did this and people are calling it the best. Also, funny story. There are a few people from my university who play ZO/Insurg and they freaked out when they found out I'm the music guy.

[–]phinsa123 8 points9 points  (3 children)

>implying they didn't freak out just because you're the man.

Also, Delta Waifu is a must now. It should be DLC with the OST ;)

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 2 points3 points  (2 children)

This man gets it.

Delta Waifu is already a thing though, haven't you played the demo through already? Or have you been too busy broducing (read: browsing reddit and/or talking to grills) without me?

[–]phinsa123 2 points3 points  (1 child)

But it's not in the superior body-pillow form.

And yeah man :( too many grills, too many reddits, and too many dank memes.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's just the Mega form. You'll see in 1.1.

Just remember, no matter how many grills you have and how many reddits you eat, JET FUEL CAN'T MELT DANK MEMES

[–]Foxknight??? 2 points3 points  (0 children)

oh thats really cool :D

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Awkward because there's a lot of amazing fangames out there that deserve some attention as well.

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 8 points9 points  (5 children)

/r/PokemonMelanite, /u/rayd12smitty, we are all waiting for the update!

[–]Jigokuro_ 1 point2 points  (4 children)

The thing with Melanite, and most other fan games, is that it is still just a short demo. I've seem so many games like that get that far and have a lot of potential but then just not ever get finished.
Zeta/Omni are clearly the best fan pokemon games just on the fact they are the only 100% complete ones afaik.

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 5 points6 points  (3 children)

There are actually quite a few completed Pokemon Fangames. I'll recommend you check out Pokecommunity!

[–]insurgencefan 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Since there are so many, is there a way to view the ratings, so there isn't time wasted downloading and starting shitty ones? Or suggestions? I have already played pokemon reborn up to the current release while waiting for the update for Insurgence. That one is really interesting. I've also played a few mods.

[–]LunarDuskArtist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You kidding? I'm still shocked I'm a part of insurgence half the time

[–]cryp7 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I know you guys were talking about doing a bunch of server work last year, do you have any plans for any stability improvements or features for online battling or trading in the pipeline? Probably aimed more at /u/cmdrd and /u/deukhoofd.

[–]cmdrdAlumnus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Right now we aren't doing any direct work on it, but we're looking into what the best future development path for it will be in terms of features and functionality. Mostly comes down to a matter of time, experience, and manpower.

[–]sam112358 4 points5 points  (2 children)

A question for /u/deukhoofd.... since you were the best trainer of them all (according to other mods) which was your favourite first team?

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 10 points11 points  (1 child)

My favourite first team? Ahhh, back in the days of Pokemon Blue. Charizard, Pidgeot, Articuno and HM slaves.

[–]SuperSnivy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

...and HM slaves. lol

[–]Fi20Z37V 5 points6 points  (7 children)

If you had to choose one of the cults to be a member of (talking about cults in the beta idk if you added more), which one would you choose and why?

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Abyssal. I just want to go swimming.

[–]Fi20Z37V 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I'm surprised you wouldn't stay true to your lord Giovanni

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Bruh you can't just say "If you HAD to choose one" and then call me out for being the only one to actually read the directions.

[–]LunarDuskArtist 12 points13 points  (0 children)

im with the cult of stunfisk,

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don't necessarily think I would want to be part of any of the cults, they usually end out in something bad.

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Cults are bad.

[–]ramboze 5 points6 points  (9 children)

Whats your most memorable ban or report that you got on this sub? I remember deuk tweeting "I'm not your mum" about a report.

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Well, there was this

[–]LunarDuskArtist 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Omg that is classic. Did someone not realize we were kidding?

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I really hope they did. Otherwise, wooooooow...

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The whole Fabio/reehkadol escapade was pretty memorable. He took a simple joke and blew up.

[–]Arceus349 2 points3 points  (5 children)

If you could offer any piece of advice to anyone else taking on the same role as you in developing their own fan game, what would it be and why that piece of advice?

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 6 points7 points  (3 children)

  1. Always do something once a day. If you sprite, then do it once a day. If you take a break you most likely will take a hiatus instead.
  2. Use plenty of references for everything. You'd be surprised how many times this has saved my ass/improved my spriting.
  3. Never be afraid to try something new, you never know when something as simple as using a new software can change your whole perspective.
  4. Have fun, if you are not having fun do something else!
  5. Never give up! It's crazy how many people give up on their dreams because they don't think they can do it. You have the potential to do anything, just try it!

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 4 points5 points  (1 child)

This is basically my mentality with drinking.

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Omg that's pretty accurate to drinking :o

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Plan your story out before you write the game. Otherwise you'll end up like Snakewood.

[–]DankRabbit 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Two questions what was your inspiration behind the creation of most of the new megas? second question can lunar come to my birthday?

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mega Miltank was first drawn by my girlfriend after going through a Google Image Search of Mega Miltank.
 
Mega Gothitelle was a combination of /u/Zero_Breaker's original design and my attempt at fixing it. My inspirations were from Mermaid Dresses and believe-it-or-not Kim Kardashian.

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Of course he can!

[–]LunarDuskArtist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When's your birthday ;) I'm inspired by mythology

[–]Moabee 4 points5 points  (15 children)

What do you guys think has been the most difficult process in creating a game like insurgence?

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The will to do it and getting a team to back you up during hard times.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 7 points8 points  (9 children)

In my opinion, it's probably the most difficult for Suze to take all of our ideas (both devs and players) and implement them in to the game. And we've had some really farfetched ideas (cough project greek letters cough)

[–]juice585 10 points11 points  (0 children)

farfetched

farfetch'd, get it right

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Probably enduring leaving smaller but still easily noticeable bugs to be fixed in a future update, tbh.

[–]cmdrdAlumnus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Time is the big one for me. I have tons of stuff that I would like to work on and provide for the team and community, but there just aren't enough hours in the day. The other thing is staying motivated and on task when there are so many ideas floating around.

[–]Zero_BreakerArtist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

TIME. I wish I can quit everything and just sprite all day long.

[–]LunarDuskArtist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Like cmd said, it's definitely time. I'm still in school and lately tests/sports/life have made finding spriting time harder

[–]2big2handle 4 points5 points  (3 children)

hey /u/mrsinger186, what program do you use for the music you make?

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 3 points4 points  (2 children)

My preferred program is Ableton Live but since I've been without it at school, I've become pretty adept with Garageband. If you want to hear differences, ZO Legendary Battle, Cave and Gym Leader music was made with Ableton, and most of the other Insurg music (Intro, Shade forest, vs. Jaern, Rezzai Desert, various cult music) was in Garageband.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 1 point2 points  (11 children)

Here, I have one for y'all not really pertaining to Insurgence but still:

Devs, if you had to eat a meal for a week, what would it be? For... science.

EDIT: replying to my own question in case anyone was curious, probably Jambalaya and biscuits.

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Pizza, if only because I've done this before so I know I could do it again.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Good man.

[–]Ragnarok345 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I like you, sir. If I had to choose one food for the rest of my life, I'd say pizza as well.

[–]LunarDuskArtist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pasta

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dragon Roll Sushi.

[–]Zero_BreakerArtist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Roasted unagi with stir-fried eggs and rice. I can eat that for a whole year.

[–]Lurked_Too_Long 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Did you know that those 4 pokemon would be the starters all along? What was the design process for them like?

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure since the story was written those were the starters. Designing them was a hell of a process the first time around. But since I've been able to fix a lot of them, I'm much more proud of them than I was before.

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure the original idea was to have 3 Deltas for starters and they then evolved to Bulbasaur/Charmander/Squirtle before getting their typings set in stone.

Eevee was completely unexpected, however. I'm pretty sure suze added that as an option for the people that are opposed to fakemon in general. Mega Eevee was created after a conversation between mnky (someone else may have been there, I can't recall) and myself about having an Eevee that was freely able to change between its evolutionary forms. Suze liked the idea and then implemented it after brainstorming with us about how we would implement this ability.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We knew about the four starters since we had the idea in pre-alpha, it was kind of humorous to see what people thought they would be. And if I remember correctly, some people came pretty close. I'm not sure about the spriting of them but the cries were pretty easy to do.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 1 point2 points  (13 children)

@Anyone who wants to answer:

What is your favourite piece of Insurgence music and why?

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Well it used to be the title music, but after having the game open in the background for like 2 hours while I was working on other things and having to hear that on repeat, I think that I prefer the Suntouched (Cloud layer) music more now :P

I will say that I absolutely can't stand the Pokemon Center music after having to listen to it EVERYWHERE during alpha testing.

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Holy shit that was bad. I still can't listen to it in any game.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, I can't seem to make a better one. But I know the struggle.

[–]ramboze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Definitely the intro.

[–]cmdrdAlumnus 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I would have to agree with Echo on this in regards to the new music that's in the pipeline. Singer has done an excellent job with his new material.

[–]Gengar16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The music that plays on Mount Press ext. in Z/O and route 4 here, because it just sounds so damn epic.

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

One of the recent new ones that /u/mrsinger186 made, it's pretty fucking epic.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 1 point2 points  (2 children)

<3

Are you talking about the most recent one or the one before that?

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Both! :D

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 1 point2 points  (0 children)

:D

Also obligatory "You're goddamn right"

[–]sam112358 1 point2 points  (11 children)

Which dev of you all is the best in playing pokemon? Also, Which one of you completed the game first (before it was released for the general public)?

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Probably Rocket

Probably me

[–]cmdrdAlumnus 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I will concede that I'm definitely the worst on the dev team. It's pretty much "if we were recruited based on how well we played or how good our knowledge is, I would not be on the team" bad. :P

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I think Deuk finished the game first but Halo's likely going to be the first to finish from here on out considering he abused the hell out of the Secret Base trainer before suze restricted the Audino's levels...

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Pssh, Halo needs to download the game first, and with his internet that will take a while.

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd say deuk was the most experienced, he had a horribly strong Garchomp.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm good at making music, not a good Pokemon team. I guess, I'm relatively active in Pokemon Turf Wars so I have some experience in competitive battling. As for the game itself, I was probably one of the last to finish it and I probably will continue to be.

[–]Darathdecimator 1 point2 points  (9 children)

  1. What is your favorite official Pokèmon game/generation
  2. What do you think about Pokèmon Reborn and/or Uranium grabs popcorn (can pick another Pokèmon fangame if you want)

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 2 points3 points  (5 children)

  1. Generation: Johto. Game: X and Y
  2. Pokemon Reborn Has an amazing fucking story compared to ours IMHO also the dialogue is well thought out. Pokemon Uranium Has some really interesting fakemon and map design that I thought we couldn't top until we noticed that the tileset they use is part of a huge public tileset that anyone can use.

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I disagree about Reborns story, I honestly think ours is better than them. I love the challenge Reborn offers though, it's a great game in that regard.

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

You're probably right, I just don't think our animations, art and dialogue portray our story very well.

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  1. Also going to go with Gen 2 here, specifically Crystal if I had to choose. I started with Pokemon Blue but the hype was unreal when my friends told me that G/S was announced. I'd give almost anything to go back to experiencing those games all over again.

  2. I'm a pretty big fan of Reborn because of how well polished nearly every release has been. The story keeps bringing me new surprises and the graphics are top tier. The difficulty also keeps the sadistic part of me entertained :P

I haven't played or seen playthroughs of Uranium so I'm afraid I can't comment on that one.

[–]Zero_BreakerArtist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  1. Definitely Unova, it's the first region I've played ever since Sapphire around 8~10 years ago. And B2/W2 are my favourite game, of course.

  2. Haven't played much Pokèmon fangame, so yeah shrugs

[–]DarkEmperor7135 1 point2 points  (5 children)

What countries are you guys from?

[–]SuperSnivy 1 point2 points  (10 children)

  1. how did you come up with your names?
  2. could you guys post photos of your selves (if you want) to your twitters?
  3. (i know this was in the last AMA but a lot of people missed it) how old are you all?
  4. when is 10.1? i need the memes

[–]cmdrdAlumnus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

  1. From playing Supreme Commander
  2. Nah, but frankly, an enterprising individual could likely track down old IRL pictures of me online if they really wanted to
  3. 24
  4. When they are so dank my mixtape stops being on fire

[–]deathstroke19 1 point2 points  (5 children)

what do you guys do for your fun time and any other favorite hobbies.

[–]Arsonil 2 points3 points  (5 children)

how large is the new update?

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 1 point2 points  (4 children)

About the same as the game is now.

[–]OutrageousUsername 1 point2 points  (2 children)

File size wise or content wise?

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Both

[–]Fi20Z37V 1 point2 points  (3 children)

What do you develop in? Do you use an API like Unity?

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

RPGMaker XP

[–]cmdrdAlumnus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The game is developed using RPGMaker, the Pokemon Essentials toolkit, and the programming is done in Ruby.

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

RPG Maker XP - Pokemon Essentials

[–]Xaxziminrax 1 point2 points  (6 children)

So how much internal testing do you guys do with the new Megas/Deltas? How much time, if any, to you spend talking about the implications of it on the metagame?

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Testing with Megas/Deltas doesn't usually occur until they're actually made available to us during alpha testing, though I believe suze does do some amount of testing to verify they don't crash the game or anything. I'd like to do more testing to prevent cases where they learn absolutely 0 new useful TMs, etc. though.

We consider whether or not the mega/delta will be completely broken but otherwise most of us try to steer away from competitive implications since not everyone lives by the meta.

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We spend a solid amount of time talking about the implications of new deltas/megas/etc. in the meta, but I think Suze is the only one that actually tests them. I've done stats for a few Megas (Mega Zebstrika for example) and I've tried to balance the ones I've made as well as possible.

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We constantly talk about the influence on metagame, it's one of our favourite pastimes. We test the megas a bit, but most if the times they fit in pretty well, so we don't need to tweak them that much.

[–]OutrageousUsername 1 point2 points  (4 children)

@echothethird i've watched your stream yesterday. y u no use color palette??

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

That shit takes up way too much time and I don't like most colors Nintendo uses. Using my own colors is simple and efficient.

[–]OutrageousUsername 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I meant more like in making your own. Helps me with color matching and complimentarity and stuff. Every time you add a new color you add it to a color palette next to the sprite. I mean what would you need the nintento palette for if you dont publish on Nintendo devices anyway.

[–]Xaxziminrax 1 point2 points  (12 children)

What are your guys' favorite pokemon, including all the ones that you've made yourself?

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Official - Emolga
Insurgence - Delta Bulbasaur

[–]juice585 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I always thought that Emolga was a cool idea. I mean, flying electric squirrel?

Too bad it's not more powerful.

[–]echothethirdLead Artist[S] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I don't mind it not being powerful. It's cuteness covers that in my book.

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Garchomp

[–]Foxknight??? 1 point2 points  (8 children)

If you could have 1 pokemon in real life, what pokemon would it be and why? :)

[–]deukhoofdOnline Developer 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Correct answer: Arceus, so I can create all the other ones as well

My answer: Mew, it's pink and cute and fluffy and have you seen Pokemon Movie 1? It's just too cute.

[–]VoxaAeterna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you had Mew you could also have all the other ones. Just only one at a time =(

[–]Zero_BreakerArtist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Reuniclus, I can hug that blob of jelly all day long :D

Also, Psychic powers so I don't have to do things myself.

[–]1ofthe4rocketbrosWiki Manager 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Milotic, preferably shiny. I'd just walk down the street with it and let everyone stare in awe at one of the rarest and most beautiful Pokemon that exists.

It could kick ass if someone tried messing with me too :D

[–]mrsinger186Dope Musician 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For practicality: Salamence. I mean, who's gonna mess with you when you have a Dragon backing you up? Plus I can just fly to and from places very quickly with the Mega forme.

For fun: Probably Arcanine. I feel like it'd just be a big fluffy dog...tiger. Who also happens to breathe fire. And run at Mach 3 or something like that. I bet Arcanine would make me a hit with the ladies.

[–]LunarDuskArtist 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm actually tied on umbreon and my new favorite noivern