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World Championships Thread - BLUECOOKIES WORLD CHUMP

Discussion in 'VGC' started by makiri, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Halordain

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    Lack of confidence in one's English certainly plays a role, but I think this is more of a cultural difference than anything else. Japanese people are shy and don't really feel comfortable posting information about themselves for public view, even if it has nothing to do with self-PR. Modesty and restraint are parts of it, but I think internet and impersonal communications are discouraged in Japan, mostly because of the misunderstandings it can cause between strangers who have never met.

    There are large information-centric websites in Japan (pokemon underground in Tokyo, and pokemon inshuu in Osaka), but they are location-based simply because their members use the internet only to spread information, preferring to meet offline monthly for more personal matters like battling and finding out about each other. THey'll use the internet for posting factual information and working together for their manuals (think Smogon pokedex in book form), but they feel much more comfortable -- as would I -- sharing more personal and more readily misunderstood/abusable things like opinions and personal information, face to face. They do twitter and text results back and forth extremely personally and rapidly, but they do so with people they connect with personally, which goes back to the idea of favoring face-to-face interaction to internet chatter. I think the internet resources (RNG resources, etc) are so overused in Japan that players are afraid of posting personal information -- hence the use of handle names, like Saburou (Isao) and Midori (Yasuki) -- for fear that it, too, is abused among strangers. In fact, I met a few Pokemon players outside the center in Osaka that more openly request players' personal information and trade it over the internet, and those players have been blacklisted from most major groups.

    ~Halordain
  2. IAmMarti

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    Well done Bluecookies! Nice to see someone from America get the world crown for once. Im also happy to see a young girl wint the junior TCG finals :) woop! you go girl!

    If I was there, I would ask -somehow- to have a pic with the Pokemon Sunday gang cause they are sooooo cool!

    I have a few questions that I have asked before but got deleted under 'how to get past a hack check' rule. Would be gratefull if someone thats happy to awnser these for me can PM me so I dont have to ask publicly.

    The question isnt about hacking, nor do i plan on hacking, just a question of what can be traced if you do something and NOT save your game....but yeh if someone that would help me out and PM me that would be great ta
  3. Zog

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    And there's something I'd like to add too; something which really showed to me how special these kinds of events are.

    A couple of nights after the worlds, when I was in my hotel room in Los Angeles, I flicked on the TV and George Lopez was on doing an interview with Jason Statham about The Expendables. They talked about how there were no CGI effects used, and how "Everything's real".

    Lopez then made a comment about that, saying "Well I tell you what isn't real: black guys, white guys, hispanics and asians hangin' out together!".

    And that was exactly what'd been going on in Hawaii all the last week. :)
  4. BlueCookies

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    Zog with the good post! always a first time for something!
  5. The Real Elmo

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    Yeah I was kinda wondering too. I hung out with him and his sis at Nats.
    I saw he lost early on, But nothing more.
  6. Zog

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    :O

    Ray! Unbelievable! How could you?!?!
  7. Monkey708

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    Awesome job!
    By the by, what was your team?
  8. Lexay

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    If all I have to do this year is go to Köln in Germany and win to get to meet you guys in America, thats exactly what I will be doing :)
  9. DM

    DM Ce soir, on va danser.
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    Come on Lexay, win it and get your Dutch ass over here!
  10. BlueCookies

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    why chump??? wtf
  11. Ninahaza

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    Just deagle with it
  12. Huy

    Huy INSTANT BALLS
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    my house, my rules
  13. drug_duck

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    Don't be disappointed if you won't ;)
  14. 13Random37

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    germany's finest will take it ggggggggggggggggggggggg

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