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Zarel

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#27
[Tuesday, Aug 14]
- The networking protocol format has been changed from JSON to a more-optimized text-based format. This can reduce bandwidth requirements by a ton.

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Zarel

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#28
[Thursday, Aug 23]
- Added a Backup/Restore feature to the teambuilder. You can now back up and restore all your teams at once, instead of doing them one at a time. Those of you with weird cookie settings are advised to use this method to backup your teams.
 

Zarel

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#29
[Saturday, Sept 29]
- The ladder has been reset and the algorithms changed. Your rating will no longer ever decrease when you win. In addition, you should see no more references to bonus pool.
- Matchmaking has been enhanced: You should be battling mostly players with similar rating as you.

[Sunday, Sept 30]
- Implemented replays: http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/

[Tuesday, Oct 2]
- It is now possible to choose the order of your entire team if you're using Zoroark.
 

Zarel

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#31
[Wednesday, Oct 31]
- Servers can now have their own formats! The format list is no longer shared between servers. Instead, every server can have whatever formats and ladders they wish.
 

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#35
[Wednesday, Nov 7]
- The rejoin bug is finally fixed. You shouldn't have to do anything weird to be able to rejoin a battle you've disconnected from anymore.
 

Zarel

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#36
[Tuesday, Dec 11]
- The replay database now has a search feature: http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/search

[Wednesday, Dec 12]
- Doubles have now arrived at public testing. They can be played by challenging other users. Three formats are available: Doubles Random Battle, Doubles Custom Game, and Doubles VGC 2013
 

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#40
[Friday, Jan 18]
- New feature to block incoming challenges: /away to activate, /back to accept challenges again.

[Monday, Jan 21]
- You can now click on chat names to open their trainer window to challenge or PM.
- Challenge Cup 1vs1 available via challenge.
 

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#42
[Friday, Feb 01]
- New feature: You can now select highlighting words, see /help highlight for more information.
 

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#43
Well, there's been a couple of changes lately so I'll sum them up here:

[Sunday, Feb 09]
- You can now ladder the new seasonal, Valentine Venture.
- Chat history: You may now press up and down keys to navigate between your sent sentences in chat.
- Timestamps are now separated for Lobby and PMs, type /help timestamps for more info.
- /lobbychat on|off command to set the Lobby chat on or off for less lag.
 

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#44
[Sunday, Mar 10]
- You can now play Generation I with other users via challenge in Gen 1 Custom Game. Mechanics are enforced, but Clauses are not.
- /dex is now alias for /data and /smogdex is the new /dex. It has now support for items, moves, and abilities.
- New seasonal, Spring Forward, is been out for a while.
 

Zarel

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#45
[Monday, Apr 22]
- Option to disable lobby chat

[Saturday, Apr 13]
- New options menu
- Option to disable animations
- Option to ignore spectators

[Friday, Apr 5]
- All registered servers (not just the main server) can now upload replays
- Replay uploading is a lot more reliable now (you'll never see another hash mismatch error)

[Wednesday, Apr 3]
- The format list has been rearranged into four main categories: Singles, Doubles, Other Metagames, and Past Gens. It should be easier to find the format you're looking for now.
 

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#48
hurray! I've seen some DPP games played already! Are other gens close to being ready for implementation?

EDIT: GOOD NEWS, JOIM!!!