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Discussion in 'The Smog' started by Jimbo, Jul 6, 2009.
Trolling article was excellent. Poison typing article was also very good.
Good work, it was better than the first Smog. I'm happy to see that the article I suggested for the first issue was so popular. Why weren't Latios and Latias included in the list of Pokemon created to troll us? They're very hard to catch without a Master Ball in-game and even then have low IVs. Even though they are good in competitive battling they require the Eon Ticket event (which most people can't get) to obtain in a usable form. And in-game they always use Psychic to KO your Mean Look Crobat...
Because you have access to an R4 outside of Antarctica.
Not ass kissing but awesome job on the smog issues, I got a few of my friends that thought pokemon was just a kiddy game they went “wtf ?!” in aw at the amount of math and planning that goes into completive pokemon teams, it would be awesome if Nintendo picked it up as an actual magazine, though they would edit out the trolling page, Nintendo is like the government when it comes to hiding the truth +_+
I thought it was great overall, and I loved the "Top 10 Trolls" section. But I was disappointed by the choice of featured pokemon, though the article itself was excellent. Perhaps next time a light could be shined on a bit of a dark horse, lesser-used OU pokemon, such as Forretress, Breloom, or Togekiss, which have gifts that often go overlooked. Or the article could explore the fall of dudes such as Dusknoir and Alakazam, with some comments on how they can still be potent forces.
The metagame analyses were well done. 9.5/10.0 IMO.
EDIT: What I said may have been ambiguous: I wasn't too fond of the decision to pick Salamence as the Featured Pokemon, though the article was well done anyways.
It was decided by a vote, soo... it was all in your hands!
The trolling article was actually my least favorite part of this issue. I guess I was just expecting something else when I read "Is Gamefreak trolling us" on the front page. Maybe a mention of how certain pokemon continue to get worse or get the shaft with each gen.
The 'top 10 trolls' list as it was just seemed silly. And while I don't mind silly, I prefer it if it's going to be funny. The article was fairly "meh" all around. I know I don't share the popular opinion in this instance. :C
Everything else I enjoyed. Kudos all around to those involved, even with the parts I didn't like.
Well, sorry about that then. But how exactly does one get in on this vote? I searched the Smog subforum and found nothing...
Unless I'm making a retarded mistake, which has happened a number of times in the past.
Yeah I noticed the aforementioned errors quite a few times; and sometimes some sentences made no sense.
Though, the article itself was absolutely amazing, and I enjoyed the Jumpman interview quite a lot; while still taking pleasure in all the Pokémon articles.
Hell yeah, it's all so true too...
Well there isn't a Featured Pokemon vote for this article, but last time if you read the Polls/Trivia page, it said you can send a PM to "The Smog" with your choice.
Jimbo and darkie I think he means featured pokemon in the troll section; you greatly overestimate his or her intelligence, as this person wanted us to muse about the nature of natural metagame shifts in an article about which pokemon were born trolls or not.
EDIT: Okay sorry for my meanness!
The Troll article was Win. Nuff said.
I liked it alot. :) Better than the first issue in my own opinion.
I especially liked how this time it covered certain types.
Keep up the great work.
Perhaps I was unclear. I meant that I felt another pokemon should have been featured over Salamence IMO. Sorry for any confusion.
The one thing that really got on my nerves (Jimbo already knows this) was the grammatical, structural, and punctuation errors of the "In Depth" section of the Ubers RMT. I can understand a few typos, but when every other "I" is written "i", I have a problem. Hell, nearly every instance where a proper noun should be used, it was ignored.
This, of course, is no slap at the article itself. It was well written (august's part, at least), but came off uncharacteristically unprofessional for Smogon.
That's only true for Advance, where Will-O-Wisp does not activate Flash Fire. In DP, WoW activates the ability, making Flash Fire Pokémon imune to burn.
As a player just getting into real Pokemon, the metagame and RMT articles were extremely helpful in getting started. Maybe now I can get to work making a team with more thought than "Stealth Rocker, Sweeper A, Sweeper B, Wall A, Wall B, Rapid Spinner", which is what I have now. It seemed so overwhelming and I didn't really know where to start, but good ol' Smog #2 has shown me the way! Thanks a ton!
I didn't find the trolling article as hilarious as everyone else did, but it was good for a few laughs. Electrode was the best. I always wanted to hack a hand grenade painted like Voltorb/Electrode into the game and throw it at a wild one when it ambushed me. Let's see how YOU like it!!
About the VGC part: drug_duck placed second in Berlin and Honchkrow won Paris.
I missed Honchkrow, it appears it was mentioned in three posts with a single line and amongst the hundreds of posts I missed it. It also wasn't mentioned on any of the main posts until after the article was completed, so I missed it.
drug_dark's was an oversight mistake on my part, sorry about that.
Anyway, fixed to reflect both of them.
I think that they covered some great stuff with the Rotom Appliances. I like the idea of playing a mind game with your opponent with them.
Troll thread was awesome lol had a fun read there solid though 8/10
Wow, I really enjoyed reading this issue then the last one. Many new articles and they were really well presented.
PUT YOUR MASKS ON FOR THE SMOG!
But seriously, this issue has lots of typos. And a few mistakes.
"Which of these abilities prevents burn status?
None of them does. :| All of them can get burned by Tri Attack, according to Smogon's info.
Is it a trick question? Or did you get help from serebii for this article?
i really love most of the articials particularly the top 10 pokemon game freak used to troll us
great work!i hope you do more stunning smog issues in the future