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CAP 16 CAP 5 - Final Product

Discussion in 'CAP Process Archive' started by jas61292, Apr 25, 2013.

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  1. Double Electric

    Double Electric

    Aug 12, 2009
    Honestly, I think you guys did a pretty good job restraining yourselves this time around. I'm almost shocked that the same community that managed to create a relatively balanced Pokemon like Malaconda is the same community that created something as hideously overwhelming and self-indulgent as Aurumoth.

    I don't know what policy changes you made between that CAP and this one, but whatever you did, keep doing it for the next one.
  2. Enoch


    Mar 19, 2013
    Good job guys!

    Love the idea of combining 2 Underated types and making one great Pokemon!
  3. The Steam Punk

    The Steam Punk

    Jan 1, 2013
    I just realized - we haven't made Pokedex entries for Malaconda yet! Any particular reason for that?
  4. Nyktos

    Nyktos Custom Loser Title

    Aug 27, 2008
    It's coming after flavour ability. We decided to do the purely flavour steps during the playtest instead of before.
  5. I'm definitely a fan of our policy changes, which you can find in the policy review subforum by the way, but honestly I think we were so disciplined with this one largely because it was preceded by Aurumoth. There's nothing shocking about it; we knew as well as anyone that we screwed up, and no one wanted to make the same mistakes again. We'll see whether that discipline lasts in future projects, though I'm more optimistic about that than not.
  6. DougJustDoug

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    Jun 26, 2007
    I think Malaconda is one of the best CAP projects ever. Time will tell if the pokemon is good, bad, or otherwise. But as projects go, it was a wonderful success, IMO.

    I learned a ton, and I enjoyed reading almost every thread. I liked how each TLT member had their own style for different steps. They were fresh and energetic, and all ensured each step was given the right level of attention and focus.

    And I can't say enough great stuff about Jas and the job he did as TL. He kicked off the project with great leadership in the formative threads. Then he was a presence in every subsequent thread, but he didn't overpower any of them. Just a steady guiding voice all the way through. One of the best TL's of all time, IMO.

    The community as a whole seemed to work well together on this CAP. Of course we had plenty of disagreements, and there were bumps along the way. But I enjoyed helping make Malaconda, and I'm proud to be part of the Create-A-Pokemon project. Thanks to everyone who participated!
  7. Edricky


    May 22, 2013
    I've been following this CAP project from the get-go (account-less, though) as well as viewing prior projects in varying stages (Tomohawk's latter moments, bits of Necturna, Aurumoth, etc.) and feel that it was indeed successful in creating a capable CAPmon that isn't broken, it had fallen short - accidentally and not preempted - of accomplishing its goal, imo.

    Early on, it was decided to abuse Sun - which in and of itself is not necessarily a bad idea, it promotes alternate weather and increases the occurrence of Fire, Grass, Dark and other types; however, among the many other discussions, emphasis was placed further and further away from type equalization and eventually digressed towards Harvest abuse, and even though comments and points are made towards type equality throughout, it did, ultimately, change the subject. And, even still, it is later found it still finds spots on Rain teams - primarily, even - and therefore the secondary concept was not thoroughly realized.

    I would suggest for future projects threads to discuss chosen changes and make sure all arguments would directly be beneficial to the concept... Although perhaps this is only opinion. All and all, I simply suggest such a thing, perhaps simply to keep in mind, in the future.

    ...Also, I'm new to Smogon as a poster. Hi.
  8. DracoSP360


    May 26, 2013
    Looks Great!
    Doubt it would be added to the Main series games.
    But other than that lookes awesome!
    I would do it if I was a good artist :I
  9. Porii Sames

    Porii Sames

    Mar 13, 2011
    I know I'm late as hell, but

    Mala's good for a solid three reasons:

    1. It can Spin. Even with all the new spinners in CAP, it's still good in that regard.
    2. LumRest is fantastic recovery with Harvest
    3. U-turn + decent Attack is fantastic

    It has some major flaws, but it can be the spinner of choice on many teams. I don't see it having a huge use outside of that.
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