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Decisions, Decisions.
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Posted by Steve Z on Sep 4th, 2021, 6:17 PM (0 Comments)

Hey all!

Steve here, back once again! I do this a lot don't I?


I'm torn. On one hand, I have my current host. They're pretty good to be honest, I've gone dormant for months, almost a year. They haven't shut me off or anything. They have a lot of features going for them too, one of which keeps this specific site running. Without it I would have had to learn so much more(not that I'm against that at all, it was just easier at the time).

On the other hand, I have been hosting a crippled version of the site myself. Crippled in the way of, every feature I've written is broken because I'm an oldfrog who knows old PHP and never evolved with the times to learn newer stuff.

That makes THIS site vulnerable, and I don't want that. But hosting myself, on bare metal that I can touch, has it's own downsides. Internet/Power outages to be specific. I live in Florida, where it is not uncommon for big storms to happen on a weekly basis. Sometimes that comes with power outages, and it's something I wanna deal with(maybe a couple UPS's for the server/modem and router).

For now, I'll keep this up and do what I can to convert EVERYTHING to php 7/8. I'm working on a bunch of stuff, but I got reinvigorated to work on the site in some capacity. I'll get there...

Something is Brewing
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Posted by Steve Z on Mar 1st, 2021, 9:01 AM (0 Comments)

I'm working on something behind the scenes. It's been difficult lately for various reasons.

I'm gonna revamp the site all I can before the release of BD/SP.
D/P/Pt were my most played Pokémon days, and my most active site dev days.

If you're reading this, thanks.

See you soon!

HG/SS isn't coming to the Switch!
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Posted by Steve Z on Sep 28th, 2020, 12:01 AM (0 Comments)

Seriously? This is news?

Game Freak have renewed their Trademark on the names HeartGold and SoulSilver, leading everyone and their mother to believe the iconic games are coming to the Switch. I'm calling it right here, this is NOT the case.

We haven't even gotten the Crown Tundra yet, yet "leakers" are saying "this is coming, that is coming" like always. If we do see any news, and if the past is anything to go on, GF has a pattern, it's basically game, remake, game. While that description isn't 100% accurate, it's general enough.

One thing though; the pattern was broken by The Isle of Armo(u)r and the Crown Tundra.

This is a list of possible games and their reasons behind them.

1: Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Remakes - The last remakes(save for LGP/LGE) were Ruby and Sapphire's Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire respectively, which brought us back to see Hoenn in a new perspective. It stands to reason the next remakes are D/P with Platinum's story thrown in there like Emerald into ORAS. This is what I would like to see, since I put 999+ hours into Diamond back in the day(my most played Pokémon game).

2: Generation 9 - They might just skip the remakes altogether before coming out with the next generation of Pokémon. Anything is on the table honestly(with some exceptions, see title of post), with DLC 2 dropping in the next couple months, we will definitely have another non-zero amount of gameplay for SwSh. Jokes aside, GF might just go straight to gen 9, and go for D/P remakes after that, possibly more polished, so I'm not against it.

3: DLC 3 - Rumors of a 3rd DLC have been floating around, which I could see happening in lieu of remakes/ultra swsh. It's unexplored territory at this point. GF might have more ideas to cram into Galar, and I'm not against it.

Last but not least, 4: Johto - Will GF make a new game set in Johto ala Let's GO? Or remake a remake? This is the least likely of what could happen, at least in my opinion.

What do you think? The Forum is closed but the comments should work.

Well... Shit...
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Posted by Steve Z on Jul 13th, 2020, 5:35 AM (0 Comments)

I'm back again! So the site died while I've been preoccupied with work, and I fell off the face of the world, and now the world has gone to shit! Well it went to shit months ago, right after I came back(and promptly left).

I fixed what was broken, and I'm getting back into the swing of things.

I'll be working more on the site, this is a promise to myself! I'm also going to promote the site in different ways. Maybe find some staff for more niche categories, like POGO and the TCG.

If you're reading this, thanks for visiting.

Guess Who's Back? Back Again!
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Posted by Steve Z on Mar 18th, 2020, 5:58 PM (0 Comments)

I'm back!

I got a new job, so I have income and while I don't have a ton of time, I do want to use some of it to continue building the site.

I finally got a Switch! And Pokémon Sword! So I can finally get stuff done on that end.

Also, I'm going to try working more on switching the design up, trying new things.

Bye for now!

Oh My Goodness!
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Posted by Steve Z on Jan 15th, 2020, 3:18 PM (0 Comments)

So a bit has happened...

Not like there's anyone here to read this, but on the off chance.

I had the messed up hosting issues when I tried posting all the SwSh news, which made me not want to do anything anymore.

I had gotten a job at a call center nearby, taking calls for Abercrombie & Fitch, and Hollister Co., y'know, preppy clothes. It was a seasonal customer service position, so it wasn't permanent, BUT I did get promoted within a month of working there! I fell out of wanting to work on the site. I kinda wanna start work on it again but I am not sure how well that will work.

We'll see...

Getting Tired
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Posted by Steve Z on Aug 15th, 2019, 2:39 PM (0 Comments)

Getting real tired of host issues.

I have no idea how long this will last this time, and then they'll just renew a backup again.

Once it's steady, I'll rewrite the new article and whatnot.

News Incoming
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Posted by Steve Z on Aug 5th, 2019, 4:54 PM (0 Comments)

New Sword and Shield news is coming on August 7th 6:00 AM PDT!

Here's hoping we see new evolutions!

I know I didn't update with the new reveals of Rolycoly(my favorite thus far) or Yamper(meh).
Impidimp is still absent, so hopefully we get a full reveal in the direct(although I don't think it's a direct, I'm calling it that).

That's all for now, I'm still doing some behind the scenes work on stuff. I'll try to update as much as I can!

Everything is Okay!
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Posted by Steve Z on Aug 3rd, 2019, 4:26 PM (0 Comments)

... At least I think so question mark?

My host has transferred to DirectAdmin instead of cPanel.
With this change, a lot of stuff was broken, but somehow is fixed now.

I've been in a funk, gonna do what I can to kick this depression.

Might Go Down for a While
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Posted by Steve Z on Jun 28th, 2019, 5:21 PM (0 Comments)

Not that anyone even is here...
The site is gonna go down for a while maybe. It's up in the air.
My host apparently can't afford cPanel and might just close altogether so that's cool.

I'll be backing shit up and saving it for a later day.

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Posted by Steve Z on Jun 14th, 2019, 9:42 PM (0 Comments)

It has been confirmed that not every Pokémon will appear in Sword and Shield.

They will be able to be transferred into Pokémon Home, but unless a Pokémon appears in the Galarian Pokédex, it cannot be transferred into Sword and Shield.

While this isn't sitting well with a good amount of fans, I see one of two possibilities.

1: We will see a third version wherein we can obtain all 800+ Pokémon.

2: The backlash from this announcement will force Game Freak to cut corners to fit* them in.

I also believe(although this is pure speculation/wishes on my part) that Pokémon Home will be more than just a storage system, allowing you to interact with your stored Pokémon.

* This is just my opinion but if they can fit 800+ HD models and animations in an 8GB cartridge, they can do the same with 32GB. They're the same models, and from what we've seen, mostly the same animations(see: Scorbunny using Double Kick). This is my opinion and mine alone.

Pokémon Sword & Shield News!
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Posted by Steve Z on Jun 13th, 2019, 3:15 PM (0 Comments)

I'd like to start this post off by saying I'm very sorry it's so late.

New Pokémon have been revealed! New features! New info!

We haven't gotten any info on the evolutions of the starter Pokémon, hopefully we'll see them soon!

New Pokémon

A few new Pokémon of the Galar Region have been revealed!

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Gossifleur and Eldegoss
Grass-type Flowering Pokémon and Cotton Bloom Pokémon.

"Gossifleur travels over long distances by getting blown along by the wind. It controls the direction of its travels by twisting its body and petals."
"When Gossifleur evolves into Eldegoss, its head becomes covered in thick cotton fluff. This cotton fluff serves as a cushion, helping to protect Eldegoss’s head from damage."

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Normal-type Sheep Pokémon.
"Wooloo live as a herd and mimic the actions of their Trainer or herd leader. They dislike conflict, and if they need to escape from enemies, they will simply roll away."

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Flying/Steel-type Raven Pokémon.
"Corviknight possess superb flying skills and high intelligence. Because of this, many of them work for the company called Galar Taxi, helping transport people from town to town."

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Water/Rock-type Bite Pokémon.
"Drednaw is known to be extremely vicious, and it takes a skilled Trainer to tame and handle this Pokémon. It seems that some Trainers will release Drednaw back into the wild once they discover they can’t handle it."

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The Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta!
"Zacian attacks so gracefully that its movements can even captivate its opponents. It holds what appears to be a sword in its mouth."
"Zamazenta’s regal and majestic movements overwhelm any opponents that dare face it. Its body is covered in what seems to be a shield."


The Wild Area!

This massive area of Galar is where most of your adventure will be spent, traveling throughout it during your journey! Wild Pokémon will be seen in the overworld, and the camera is freely controllable for the first time in a main-line Pokémon game. Depending on the time of the day, and the weather in the Wild Area, different Pokémon will appear!

Dynamax! Make your Pokémon HUGE!

A new feature called Dynamaxing is being introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield, letting your Pokémon grow to extreme sizes, increasing its strength by a large margin!

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Once per battle, using your D-Band, you can Dynamax one of your Pokémon! For the next 3 turns, their size will increase dramatically, and each of their moves will become super-powerful Max moves! Strategic thinking is important when deciding to Dynamax your Pokémon! Use it wisely!

Max Raid Battles

While in the Wild Area, you'll notice red beacons all around, these are Max Raid Battle sites. You and 3 friends(local or online) will fight a gigantic Dynamaxed Pokémon. This Pokémon will be Dynamaxed for the entirety of the battle, it is not subject to the 3 turn rule. One person in the raid may Dynamax their Pokémon, giving them a better chance of beating the raid! Once defeated you will get the chance to capture the Pokémon! It is unclear if each person can catch it, or only one. My gut is telling me it's only one person who can capture the raid Pokémon.

I am working on things! I promise you this! Life just got in the way!

4 New Titles Announced!
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Posted by Steve Z on May 29th, 2019, 4:03 PM (0 Comments)

4 new Pokémon titles have been announced!
Here's a quick rundown of what they're called, and what they do.

Detective Pikachu 2 - Self explanatory, sequel it up!
Pokémon Home - Essentially Pokémon Bank for SWSH/LGPE(It's SWSH, seriously fight me.)
Pokémon Sleep - Pokémon GO for sleep? I guess.
Pokémon Masters - A gacha-style mobile game, seemingly focused on trainers and their partner Pokémon.

I'll update with pictures soon.


In other news, I'm down in Florida until the end of July. I haven't really had the chance to do much coding, but hopefully I can get some stuff rolling here and finish the news script.

Working on the comments/news script
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Posted by Steve Z on Apr 26th, 2019, 5:05 AM (0 Comments)

I've been doing work on the news script.

The way I had did it before, pulling from the forums, made the post count increase each news post.

I didn't want that, I wanted to be able to post news without increasing the forum post count.
So over the last couple days I've done just that! I created some new tables in the database, I made a couple new files to deal with them, integrating them into the forums.

Just like that, I'm getting somewhere! I have more to do for styling it, maybe add a couple features to them. Some stuff is likely broken(editing and deleting comments mainly as I haven't coded anything for them yet).

I'll do more tomorrow!

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