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Issue #34 Released!

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by Setsuna, Apr 30, 2014.

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Which was your favourite article this issue?

  1. Interview with Hugendugen

    14.0%
  2. Let Me Explain

    12.0%
  3. Trivia

    5.0%
  4. OU Spotlight: Aegislash

    21.0%
  5. LC Spotlight: Spritzee

    5.0%
  6. Berry Juice in Little Cup

    8.0%
  7. Don't be a Fool- Protect Your Tool! - Doubles Edition

    6.0%
  8. Remembering our Roots: A Look Back at the Heroes of Generations Past

    18.0%
  9. OU: Playing with Fairies

    15.0%
  10. Little Cup: Take Them Out Of The Ball Game

    6.0%
  11. Viability Doesn't Always Run in The Family - Part 2

    8.0%
  12. The Most Buffed Threats in XY OU

    14.0%
  13. "Don't Jynx it, but we're banned now" - Scolipede

    9.0%
  14. Aerial Combat: An Overview of Sky Battles

    7.0%
  15. What Did Gen 6 Bring to Monotype?

    9.0%
  16. Berries in the XY Metagame

    6.0%
  17. LC Viability Shift from BW to XY

    8.0%
  18. Arterview: Magistrum

    8.0%
  19. Movie Critics - The Panel: Latest and Lamest

    7.0%
  20. Twitch Plays... the story of a boy, his fossil and a dream

    12.0%
  21. Eeveelution Pokerap

    14.0%
  22. A Smog Of Ice and Fire: A Metagame of Thrones

    10.0%
  23. It's Not Easy Owning An Eevee

    23.0%
  24. ReCAP - What we did, what they did

    20.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Setsuna

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    Issue 34

    Hello, everyone!

    Putting this issue together has taken us a little bit more time than usual, however, Issue #34 is a pretty cool one and it comes packed with quite a number of interesting articles!

    For those of you metagame-centric readers out there, over 1/3 of this issue's catalogue is made up of just that — Most Buffed Threats in XY OU, an Overview of Sky Battles, Berries in the XY Metagame, Monotype in Generation 6, and one of my personal favourites: A Look Back at the Heroes of Generations Past...
    Continue reading...

    We 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, and sandshrewz
  2. Kingler12345

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    Fun issue, sorry I couldn't stay till the end :(
    Also, is the [strikethrough] in the interview article intentional (because it should be <del>)?
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  3. LLW Gao Changgong

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    Something that must be pointed out:

    http://www.smogon.com/smog/issue34/remembering-our-roots



    That is not FishTauros. FishTauros was a moveset associated more with GSC than with RBY, and it is a moveset which, according to the people of this website today, is considered to be "banned from standard play".

    Source: http://www.gamefaqs.com/gbc/375087-pokemon-crystal-version/faqs/13668
  4. scorpdestroyer

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    Finally it's out, good job once again
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  5. Ununhexium

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    Yay I'm excited to read!!!
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  6. blizzardy

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    Great job everyone!
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  7. Goddess Briyella

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    Great job on another Smog issue, guys! I caught a few errors that I'm hoping we can fix as soon as possible. :)

    I'm not sure how this happened but there are sprite images of Chatot, Throh, and Heatmor in the Berry Juice article and they do not belong at all; those aren't even Little Cup Pokemon. Also Sewaddle and Cherubi's sprites are included for no reason. Can we please remove these and add the appropriate sprites that blizzardy included in his writeup? There's no Trubbish or Drifloon or Munchlax or Archen like there should be:
    www.smogon.com/forums/threads/3501752/#post-5294697

    Bummer did the art for the Monotype article, but Magistrum is listed as the artist:
    www.smogon.com/smog/issue34/monotype-gen6

    Kingler12345 should be listed as a co-author for the LC viability shift article:
    www.smogon.com/smog/issue34/lc-viability-shift

    ^ Also in this piece, I notice a word missing:
    "assumes" is missing and should be added where it's bolded here. This is my mistake but I cannot edit it myself. ^^
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  8. KS2

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    I agree chatot is the best recycle bj user in LC!

    anyways, this issue took a while to come out but it makes up for it in length! I really enjoyed nearly all of the articles and I think that the smog crew did a great job on this issue.

    augh I was wondering why the last article was really long then I checked and it was by bmb
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  9. Hulavuta

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    I loved the article "It's Not Easy Owning an Eevee". It's just a shame that it didn't have any art or headings, which it made it look really jumbled up and untidy. Still, it was absolutely hilarious, my favorite article from this issue.
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  10. Mr.E

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    Correct. FishTauros is a Sleep Talking OHKO user, much like how Crocune is a Sleep Talking mono-attacking booster.
  11. Knuckstrike

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    Yay I made the trivia part I feel fuzzy inside
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    Just noticed an error in my own article (Remembering our Roots) in the Scizor section:

    Should be "most used monster"
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    GP wannabe in the house. These are all from the interview with Hugendugen:

    The second line from paragraph two.

    From the first half of the introduction. I'm assuming the double punctuation wasn't deliberate.

    From the second half of the introduction.

    This was about two-thirds of the way through the interview. I'm assuming that the words "this thread" are supposed to be a hyperlink. As it is, it's not.


    Anyway, great issue, and I really enjoyed all of the artwork.
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    I agree with Hula, I loved the Eevee article, but the lack of art really messed it up. Other than that, great job everyone!
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    Been looking forward to this, will read after this post! :D Great job guys!
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  17. Th!nkPi

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    Woo! It's finally here! I'm going insane now that I'm finding inconsistencies everywhere, is it possible to edit these articles even after the release? I didn't realize the owning an Eevee article would go without an image, so I wouldn't mind if the proposed image ends up being used. It's better than an imageless article.

    Now to dive into all the metagame-centric articles. I love the Aegislash article so much <3

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    You're not referring to my article(s), are you? Yours is beautiful bugmaniacbob

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    Edit 2: Fun fact hidden within a spoiler I don't expect anyone to notice: the original concept for the Eevee article was written from the perspective of a spoiled Eevee. This is an excerpt from the raw version:

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    A Day in the Life of Eevee

    Every morning I wake up and take a good look in the mirror. Perfection. My creamy brown and snow white fur overlap in sequential sexiness. My baby-doll face and giddy smile leaves people breathless in my presence. When people call my name, my ears perk up like an innate instinct to have the cutest frickin' reaction to a routinely mundane lifestyle. Honestly, it's a shame I'm not in the market for defibrillators. Who wouldn't want a piece of this adorable action, right?

    Wrong. My life sucks Aspears. Everyday, at least one person walks up to my trainer and compliments me on my looks. Then, with the straightest face possible, they have the Poké Balls to ask “which Eeveelution are you going to choose?” Yeah. I know. No, this isn't a joke. They ask my trainer which form of evolution he's going to pick and force my body to change into, giving me one of eight disasters that'll completely demolish the amazing look I'm gifted with in the first place. Could you imagine living your life that way? Could you see yourself waking up to people squealing every time they look at you, just to suggest you stick yourself with a rock and instantly sprout three fins from your skull? Look, I'm not entirely sure what my trainer is into but I prefer not to watch my skin melt every time I play in the water. I'm sure if you were an Eevee you'd understand.

    Luckily, my trainer loves me. He says it's my decision whether or not I want to evolve. Otherwise, I'd probably be walking around looking like I lost a fight with a lion and a faulty outlet. He favors Jolteon, the Pokémon most likely to need a perm one day. It still boggles my mind that he finds Jolteon awesome. I could look like that too without needing to evolve. Dye my fur yellow and white, throw me into a pool of hair gel and get a group of giggly girls to shape the spikes. Is that really all that attractive? Sure, Jolteon is exceptionally fast. But he also looks a fashion wreck. Just let me sport a cute Choice Scarf and I can be fast too!

    Don’t get me started on Sylveon, pfft! Attention-seeking much? No one needs to wear two bows to look cute except Sylveon. Sylveon even refuses to be normal! With the ability Pixilate, every Normal-type move becomes Fairy-type, like a hipster that refuses to conform to the way everyone else battles. They turn every Hyper Beam into a sparkly beam of light so glittery they could vomit afterwards and still pretend they're adorable. Stop trying so hard Sylveon. Inly people obsessed with Fairy-type Pokémon will bother to acknowledge your existence.

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  18. Valmanway

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    Ooh, my article's on the cover. Me likey. :D Hope I did well on this.
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  19. bugmaniacbob

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    I don't know what you're implying, nope

    Thanks! The joke doesn't really work when my article's the last one in the issue, though...

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    Was a lot of fun to write something again after all this time; sorry that I sort of left at the worst possible time though. Obligatory congrats to everybody on a job well done.

    Also my article's title was wrong so I submitted a change for that to the scms
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    I loved this issue. The rant about the eeveelutions was beautiful. The ReCap article made me laugh and all of the articles were informative and well-done. As everyone said, the eevee article could have used more art.
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    I'm probably missing something, but why is the Offensive SD Aegislash recommended to run 4HP/252HP and 252 Spe?
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    Every error found here has been fixed. And, we hear you about the image about the Eevee article, and we've put it back. We had a miscommunication among ourselves, but all's good at the end!

    Thank you everyone!
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  23. ShinyRegice

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    I loved the article about CAPs, though there is an error said about Necturna's concept:

    Sadly for Necturna even event moves can be relearned with gen VI move reminder as long as the Pokémon was obtained in gen VI, meaning that Necturna's concept cannot be fulfilled at all anymore. If Mewtwo or something else learns Sketch by event its movepool will become the same as Smeargle's (unless the event Wonder Card is coded to disallow Sketch to be relearned, but I'm not sure Game Freak could do this).
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    Good issue, best of luck in future ones!
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    Kinda wish Detective Dell included the issue's release in the latest news at PS xD

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