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Issue #35 Released!

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by skylight, Jul 22, 2014.

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What were your favourite articles this issue?

  1. Note from the Editor

    6.3%
  2. A Trivial Announcement

    5.2%
  3. (Safely) Meeting Smogoners IRL

    7.3%
  4. Interview with kokoloko

    16.7%
  5. OU Spotlight: Greninja

    10.4%
  6. OU Spotlight: Talonflame

    9.4%
  7. Rain Offense in OU

    18.8%
  8. Pokémon You Should Use in OU and Why

    13.5%
  9. LC Spotlight: Trubbish

    5.2%
  10. Hazard Control in XY Little Cup

    7.3%
  11. Randbats - How to Play from an Expert

    24.0%
  12. .dancin'

    10.4%
  13. Out Of Style: Why Assault Vest Can't Be Slapped on Just Anything

    32.3%
  14. Five Things I Learned from Changing my Avatar Every Day

    21.9%
  15. The Dark Side Of OU

    11.5%
  16. OU: The Uber Cuffs are Broken

    8.3%
  17. Top Threats in XY RU

    8.3%
  18. LC Baby Birds of Prey

    8.3%
  19. Tier Fusion: LC Doubles

    5.2%
  20. If Auto-Weather Were Still Permanent

    12.5%
  21. Remembering Our Roots Redux: Where Are They Now

    10.4%
  22. BW Heroes: XY Zeroes

    21.9%
  23. What Makes Great Warstories Great?

    9.4%
  24. Alpha and Omega: What Can We Expect?

    7.3%
  25. Competitive Pokémon on Facebook

    5.2%
  26. Restoring a Lost Art - A Case for Warstories

    10.4%
  27. Marked for Good: The Implication of the Blue Pentagon

    5.2%
  28. Pokémon History: Pairs Over the Generations

    11.5%
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  1. KlynPar

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    interview with kokoloko was super sweet

    BW Zeroes: XY Heroes was excellent as well. Thundurus-T had completely fallen off the map as a pokemon for me (it's never in any RMTs, never debated on viability thread, etc.)

    thank god somebody made an article about ass vest
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2014
  2. Steelicks

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    Although I'm not a regular user any more, I have to say that I always take the time to read the latest issue of The Smog. This latest issue was excellent, you folks should be really proud of yourselves xD
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  3. YourBoss

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    Excited! Gonna check this out right after this post =)) Thank you everyone who contributed and keep up the good work guys!

    EDIT: Late post but this was a great issue. :D Although I was a bit sad due to the lack of entertainment articles. Anyway all the other articles were creative and innteresting! Thx for the great work and keep it up.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2014
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  4. Moonclawz

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    A really great issue :) Thanks for all the work you guys have put in!
  5. Bhunivelze

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    The whole issue was great! My favorite article probably was the Assault Vest one. I used to mistakenly put Assault Vest, rarely but surely, on Pokemon that didn't need it.
  6. Anjunadeep

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    Thank you so much for the AV article. Now I have some reliable copypasta whenever my competitive friends randomly slap AV on their mons ;u;

    Amazing art in this issue as well! Love the cover!
  7. tombrake24

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    Where the hell do I go to read it?
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  10. Berry Juice

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    Actually, there is a link in the OP, under the issue's cover, where it says "Issue 35"
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  11. darkmario777

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    Loved the assault vest, Talonflame and Baby Birds of Prey articles.
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  12. CawCawCawCawCawCaw

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    Yeah me too
  13. Heaven's Limit

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    I absolutely love these Team Building Frameworks that explain their picks and deepen my understanding of Teams and yet also improve my own Building and Battling to realize their goals and means to utilize that goal.

    As for the Spotlight's, they are almost the same and introduce me to the tier with better understanding of each Pokemon's Role and possibilities, the only downside I see in that, that lesser threats are less likely to get Spotlight and thus they may be used less effective by a wider array of people then something that requires little support.

    Also the Assault Vest one was pretty nice, explaining the Item use and it's usage of when.
  14. Goombario64

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    Haven't finished reading them all, but great work, particularly the Talonflame one. I'd been wondering how priority Brave Birds would be as threatening as people make it out to be, with its low Attack and all.
    I did find two mistakes though:

    In the Greninja article, specifically the first Greninja set:
    It should be:

    In the Talonflame article, specifically the "Playing with Talonflame" section:
    Somewhat doesn't need to be said twice. Removing either one would work.
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