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Issue #32 Released!

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by Setsuna, Jan 17, 2014.

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Which article was your favourite in this issue?

  1. Interview with Joim

    8.3%
  2. Smogon 2013 in a Nutshell

    20.7%
  3. What are Checks and Counters?

    16.5%
  4. How not to suck at Firebot: A Beginner's Guide

    12.4%
  5. Trivia

    9.1%
  6. The Art of Switching in Doubles

    8.3%
  7. Doubles Spotlight: Mega Charizard Y

    9.1%
  8. DPP OU Underrated Movesets, Mark 3

    6.6%
  9. Biting The Bullet: Assault Vest

    19.8%
  10. Predictions for XY RU

    16.5%
  11. XY Little Cup: The Rise And Fall of Sneasel

    9.1%
  12. XY Doubles Standouts

    5.0%
  13. Powerful Pixies: Who Benefited Most from their New Fairy-type?

    11.6%
  14. BW2 RU Suspect Results

    9.1%
  15. Stoned: Mega Evolutions in OU

    19.8%
  16. XY Little Cup: The Bullies Are Back In Town

    10.7%
  17. Arterview: Kadew

    5.8%
  18. Movie Critics - The Panel: How The Mighty Have Fallen

    5.8%
  19. Going Somewhere? Sure, I Can Help

    7.4%
  20. Pokerap Battles: Cats vs Dogs

    12.4%
  21. Pokemon Reality TV Shows

    12.4%
  22. Vivillon Hunting Guide: A 2013 Best-Seller

    6.6%
  23. Chingling Bells - Festivity in Kalos

    1.7%
  24. Plus drops some bars of soap

    9.1%
  25. Wishful Thinking: Missed Fairy Retype Opportunities

    10.7%
  26. Next Generation Anime Style Battling

    6.6%
  27. The Starters of Kalos!

    9.9%
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  1. Setsuna

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    The Smog #32

    Hello!

    A new year just rolled in, and with it a new issue of The Smog! It almost feels like it was just a couple of weeks ago that I was writing the previous Note From the Editor, but it's actually been almost two months since then — time sure flies by!

    Anyhow, issue #32 comes in very balanced in terms of featured content, with the Metagame category taking the lead with nine articles written for it. Some of these include: Predictions for XY RU, XY Doubles Standouts, BW2 RU Suspect Results, and others. Battling Strategy didn't fall behind either, with really cool articles such as DPP OU Underrated Movesets and Switching in Doubles taking the spotlight.
    Continue Reading.

    As always, thank you very much to all the people who participated in the project this time around! And as I mentioned in the Note, congrats to our artist elcheeso on the badass artwork that's now the very cover of this issue -- cheers!

    – – –​

    We, of course, welcome your constructive feedback. You can leave that below and be sure to cast your vote on the poll we've included in this thread. As always, if you would like to write or draw for the Smog, give us a pitch in the Article Approvals subforum.

    ~ Setsuna, Flora, Toast++, skylight, Bummer, sandshrewz, and Birkal
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  2. Layell

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  3. Redew

    Redew Play Star Wars: The Old Republic with me! (PM me)
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    Looks great! HTMLing was fun and I can't wait to do more next issue (although I will try to make hings more aesthetically pleasing next time!)

    Also
    I did the HTML for this!
  4. RODAN

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    damn! this is one GOOD smog
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  5. Flora

    Flora Yep, that tasted purple!
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    If you did it earlier, you would've been mentioned. xD

    Ya I've put it an edit for it don't worry!!!
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    Not having a computer was very annoying :/ but at least I haven't spoiled the articles for once! Great job everyone :)
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    " 'Cause we're as smooth as extra virgin olive oil."
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    It was fun contributing for my first time in the smog (well, issue31 didn't really count) with grammar and HTML! Was fun reading many of the articles and a lot of the art was absolutely stunning (esp the rap battle and tv shows, also the cover). Overall was a fun issue contributing.
    Thanks to Toast++, who helped me out a lot with HTML :)
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    Glad to have been a part of this issue! ♥

    Everyone is such a pleasure to work with... bugmaniacbob really goes the extra mile with his GP checks and chameleonskyes' artwork is just mind-blowing.

    Great job, everyone!
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    congratulations to RODAN on another fantastic article!
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    I love the Smog! I have an idea for an article, but it would need to be when the metagame settles down.
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    Excellent issue everyone. I look forward to potentially contributing.
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    Great Issue, I especially enjoyed the article on DPP OU Underrated Movesets, it was nice looking back at the DPP Era and seeing some move sets that where not very common yet effective along with the RU Articles. Great Issue overall and a nice read, keep up the good work and i will be looking forward to the next issue guys!.
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    any chance to get the cover art in HQ ?
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    This is the original (from the Vivillon article) but if there's any higher quality, that'd be best fielded by elcheeso c:
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    K here we go, 1200x1200 or whatever it is, lol. If you want the actual cover in HQ you're going to have to ask Bummer since he's the one that put it together, but I'm almost 100% sure that there isn't a better version of it.

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    great! thank you, thats all i need (as a background on my smartphone and stuff)
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    Great issue, especially enjoyed the coverage on Doubles battling strategies since I'm trying to learn that metagame. However, Charizard-Y wasn't in the Mega Evolution article, which really seems quite weird to me since I personally found Char-Y as common as its counterpart when laddering. Other than that nitpick, great issue!
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    PenguinKnight it was only Char-X because the author didn't feel knowledgable enough to write about Char-Y iirc
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    Thank you, so beautiful <3
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    Checks vs. Counters article helped me so much, thank you!
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    Last month was better, but meh, I can live with this.

    BW RU suspect was the best article imo, together with the Assault Vest one.
    Rap battle could've been a lot better, especially if it was something like RBY Tauros vs GSC Lax(hint, hint).
    Needs more old gens imo.
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    Smogon needs more articles like the "checks and counters" one that provides formal definitions and straightforward examples of these fundamental concepts. You can't build a tower without a solid foundation, after all.
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