he said he would but only for penguin and only if i came back
alright im gonna do it. for those who havent seen it this story is pretty crazy so be warnedhi hi hiii can you tell the ice cube man story on forums
free mray in sm?
love this meta cause there are so many good games with interesting lines and a lot of different paths. its more fun now than its ever been imoWhat are the best and worst SM BH replays you have saved?
best:What are the best and worst SS BH replays you have saved?
ok so a few days ago i created natdex bh wishkiller and instantly ran into dimrah on ladder. he was using stall so the game lasted like 220 turns. he was like 10 turns away from winning with judgment fireceus when the server crashed so i didnt lose any elo. dont have the replay for obvious reasons but that was by far my best natdex bh experience
What are the best and worst NDBH replays you have saved?Imagine playing this meta haha
not really, my dad and brother (2 years younger than me) followed the nba playoffs a lot more than i did. i like playing very casually with my friends/brother and a while back i did fencing for a couple years which was fun.Do you like sports?
my original choice was computer science cause im really interested in artificial intelligence + game design which both use it. that said im also interested in math as a whole as well as some other stem things like chem so i might consider those as wellWhat will you study if you go back to school?
we are both very handsome and wished to have more time to admire each otherWhy do you think we were the only matchup in BH OMPL to do a best of three?
maybe the week vs df shock? idk. i went into that ompl with the mindset that bo3 is better, but in practice it was nice having less stressful games and less unique teams to have to come up with (although that applies to both sides tbf, so if you can get it working youre in good shape). theres definitely a case to be made for bo3 though and theres prob an alternate universe where i faced off with pdt in a bo3 that was awesomeWhat is one BH OMPL matchup that you wish would have played a best of three?
yo being honest i was gonna ask you questions anyway but just procrastinated directly to hell so my bad on that 1 lol. starting is definitely the hardest thing to do when writing up interview questions for me, once i have my brain in that space of writing em up its much easier. anyway heres some questions i gotIf I'd managed to win the bo3 SM BH friendly we played a while back, what is at least one of the interview questions you would have asked me?
the one that definitely comes to mind first here is naganadel, i really liked his design (i even have a plushie) and all the other ultra beasts had at least some development, so i wanted to give it a serious try. used sets like specs adapt and dazzling tg but neither really worked (i almost beat lance with tg tho cause he sacked 2 mons to it but then he got 2 1 turn sleeps lategame to win which was very frustrating).Is there a particular mon in SM BH that you've tried to make viable but never succeeded? If so, what held back its success?
if you have higher standards for "worked" it's probably a game like this, where my stupid tech worked and everyone just stopped taking the game seriously (game vs sugarhigh in ompl7 is prob also a decent example). outside of that heres some really, really stupid stuff ive used recently out of contextDumbest tech you’ve used that’s worked?
Darkrai @ Toxic OrbDumbest tech you’ve used that didn’t work?
zamac. never wanted to use st*el types again but alas they have forced my handMost desperate tech you’ve used for the broken shit in gen8 BH?
- what unique things does this mon do?How do you come up with the ideas for your innovative builds?
good question. probably drum if im being honest. it feels a lot like standard tiers bp in that it's a very inconsistent strategy, but i've lost to it after making close to zero mistakes in the game just cause of the specific matchup it got. sleep/smash/species spam are kinda similar to this imo but not quite as bad.If you could ban one thing from BH (any gen/meta) that isn't broken but you would still like to see gone, what would you choose?
i started out as a classic hackmons player back in 2014 cause it was funny and i liked beating ladder players with shuckle and jolteon and i also liked beating ladder players in general (couldnt do this in ou). after that i moved to maining ou in 2016 and trying to get into the tournament scene, i still do smogtours on occasion and typically lose at about r3. have tried a few old gens and built some meme teams for mnm and camo. overall, though, bh is just a lot more fun for me cause i'm already good at it to the extent that i'm aware of a vast pool of things i don't know. all ou would provide for me is funny trophy and more people congratulating me on things, which doesn't really seem worth the effort of playing wish teleport metaHave you played or considered playing any meta besides BH?
i wouldn't necessarily say the skill cap is higher in melee, i think the skill cap in mons is waaaaay higher than lots of people think and i believe both are out of our reach. that said, the skill pool in melee is much deeper, even though most melee players are pretty casual they can still get things done, and the overall playerbase is just much bigger than over here. as for gameplay wise, i don't really understand melee super well if i'm being honest, but one notable difference i see is that in melee, your level of control over your character until you die for the last time makes it feel much more free, which sounds good on paper but can be rough when you lose, while in mons you can get away with piloting teams that require only a basic understanding of the metagame and achieve some decent success even without exerting that same level of control. on the fundamental rps level though the games feel quite similar. socially i've noticed melee players care a lot about discussing mentality and there's also the irl aspect, which i do wish mons had more of. we have a lot of cool online social stuff though so im not complaining too muchWhat are some similarities/differences in playing melee and mons competitively?
where islove this meta cause there are so many good games with interesting lines and a lot of different paths. its more fun now than its ever been imo
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7balancedhackmons-1192831495 this was a neat game vs chessking. the key turns here are diancie being traded for yveltal. before that i'd outplayed a bit w getting rocks up and stuff, but taking out yveltal was actually brilliant for chess and gave him a route to victory aided by good calls like keeping fc chans healthy for lategame. chess made terrible pokemon like ultra and chansey look really good in this fast-paced game of trades, i was impressed by him.
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7balancedhackmons-1157270846 gen 7 bh cup vs pdt, g1. i think this is a great example of how to beat a fatter balance team, in this case by dominating the hazard war with pixilate xern while using imposter to force the opponent to be aggressive with their own xern. i kinda screwed around a bit with kyub letting it get burned, but it wasn't a super important mon in the endgame anyway especially once pdt was unable to defog without taking away his only wincon.
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7balancedhackmons-1201699218 semi-serious bo3 vs anaconja. i'd post g2 here (which he won) as well but the replay for that was unfortunately lost even though i specifically remember clicking save replay. pretty textbook with playing to set up a lategame sweep, but what made this game stand out imo was how i played around girao here
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7balancedhackmons-1182122887 i always love playing vs lazzerpenguin, esp with immortal smoke cause we always talk about all the possible lines after and it's so much fun, but this team was also really fun to use here. it's inconsistent but the matchup was good enough to allow ~mystery arceus~ to unveil itself lategame and win in a stylish fashion
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7balancedhackmons-1199050466 this is from a roomtour. my opponent had the youtuber team but made a couple modifications so it was actually really dangerous to me and the game turned out really close. my viable mons did nothing so i was forced to rely on the unviable ones lol. entertaining watch but this was such a stressful game to play
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7balancedhackmons-1173770465 this was kinda gross, also from a friendly. the team i was using was just not fulfilling or good at all, similar to the icespam except i dont even get to use cool mons like aurorus. i just couldnt do anything vs mmx longterm and had no gameplan especially cause yveltal sucked
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7balancedhackmons-1173199886 speaking of the icespam, here's it winning in a blitz roomtour except it doesn't win because i choke and don't think thru trick enough (kyuw won if he got tricked). gar getting confused from the figy berry was really funny though
https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7balancedhackmons-1182082356-enid5j4m32wbcatxvi4z5mi1df2b5lppw i dont hate om but i wonder about him sometimes
see also: any replay from before mray ban. pre-mray ban sl42 has 2 moods: popping off cause breaker got a good matchup, and getting mad cause breaker got a bad matchup
My answers in bold and nice job on the meme. If that was the funny thing you were working on the other day then I say A+.how would you describe your own playstyle?
I feel like I'm aggressive when I need to be conservative and vice versa. Not to say I'm just horrible at making reads, but there are definitely times when I could be better. Idk if that really answers your question though
what culture shifts did you notice in the bh ladder between gen 7 and gen 8?
"Don't allow spectators" is pretty recent but still a noticeable difference in the BH ladders. Gen 7 had tons of games, even higher ladder, to spectate and watching those games helped me learn a ton and draw inspiration for my own teams. Gen 8 has next to no viewable high ladder games and I think that makes the overall ladder experience worse. Especially when you end up in one of the hidden room games against someone who won't even talk to you
in gen 7 bh, what do you think is the most traditionally "wall"-like mon that you would run without a recovery move? like where would you draw the line
I once went 2 for 3 in tour games while running no recovery Prankster Giratina, but that was on accident. I'm imagining that RegenVest and PH are off limits here, so my answer would be something like Leftovers + Shield Giratina. I think recovery on walls is there for a reason and I think Giratina with Shield moves is pretty disruptive to certain teams and could perform well enough throughout a battle. But for gen 8 bh, I did run FC Eternatus + FC Zekrom and neither had recovery but rather relied on Wish PH Snorlax and that was fun because Etern could QD.
did you really call user What How a "cringe beta cuck" when asked about a potential right-wing bias in the balanced hackmons council?
I understood only like half the words in this sentence.
how do you be cool in natdex bh?
run fat ho-oh + imposter stall teams if you want to be "cool" and "rake in wins against ladder kids"
is there any bh player that you actively dislike? (you dont have to specifically name them)
in reference to what we've discussed before, I'd like to shout out all the "wimp ladder heroes who are SUPER SECRET TEAM TESTING despite playing 0 tournaments ever in their lives" It isn't that I genuinely dislike these people, I just wish they would actually be open for a conversation about how idiotic and silly their secret teams are.
what are your thoughts on the future of bh/oms? do you care whether or not the community grows?
I'd love to see the community grow. Over this generation I've talked to several older gen players who dislike the growing ban list in BH but one thing you have to realize is how much more we have in our arsenal that didn't exist in Gen 5 and therefore takes a larger effort to create a balanced metagame. I do see some of their point though and there are certain aspects of the ban list that look closer to creature comforts than balanced tiering, but I think BH has a bright future if the leadership remains open to all ways of advancing the metagame.
and who's that? OH! IT'S MR. MVP! SIMP!!!!!what's your favorite phineas and ferb song?
carrots. i eat a lot of carrots, just go to the store and buy like 12 for $3 and then just eat em raw. they're pretty good. outside of that i like fruits like oranges and bananas as well as stuff like dried cranberries, banana chips, and cheez-itswhat's your ideal afternoon snack?
maybe ramen, that's always good. outside of that my family gets a lot of veggie protein stuff that i can just bake for like 10-20 mins for some nice low effort and good food.what's your go to comfort food?
i would throw a live eel at pazza, i think his reaction would be humorousif you could throw any one thing at any person, what would you throw at who and why?
its a shame cause bonsly is actually a really cool and good pokemon design so it becoming part of an image sample-based 2020 late stage irony hellscape meme makes me die a little inside i mean haha funny zoomed in rock type mix and mega playerwhat's your opinion on :xavgb: becoming one of the defining aspects of om culture?
i refuse to blink twice because i remain kidnapped by aliens......the salienes of SCOIETY............they have stolen an integral part of my soul (my generaetd surplus value)................any freethinkers with me refuse to blinkblink twice to confirm you haven't been kidnapped by aliens
it'd be cool if i could freeze water into ice cubes, then be able to change the form of the ice to create whatever i wanted. like if i needed to get across some water i could make a boat out of ice. has some limitations w the ice melting so it might need a bit more of a buff idkstuff related to ice cubes sounds like it could be a start for a cool superpower. if you could go back and change the answer you gave while maintaining the original idea (ice cubes), what would it be?
maybe just being able to break the laws of physics, but just a little bit. i mean the kind of stuff that would turn me into an urban legend. outside of that, maybe immortality or just being really smart sounds nice. i would totally take immortality if offered itif you had a superpower in a world where nobody else had superpowers, what would it be?
superpower of having takes that are just hot enough to get people talking. no matter what your power is you gotta deal with my hot take. i would probably get assassinated if i tried to do politics but if i stuck to a less serious topic that would be pretty funnythe above, but in a world where people do have superpowers?
i didnt vote but i probably would pick iceman, he sounds pretty neat. strays are ok but theyre just not unique enough as a mob, i feel like the cold areas need something a step up to really set em apart. then again it doesnt feel super vanilla-ywhat mob did you vote for between the squid that doesn't even glow, piss cow and icelgwhelihfigijf? if you didn't vote then now's your chance to pick one
i havent tried it, the bar for trying new games is so high for me at this point that it takes something truly groundbreaking + friends who play it for me to maintain interest in something. i'm not completely opposed to it skimming over it though, gacha isnt a dealbreaker for me and it looks fairly deep esp with potential future updates. if youve got a smogon related server or other group feel free 2 invite mehave you tried genshin impact? if so, what are your thoughts?
maybe we could get it done whenever we call next (tomorrow works for me). i could try to pull together all my coolest and wackiest teams and face you in a ridiculous best of 7 where the winner changes the loser's smog avatar for a week or something lol. def dont think this works solo though, i hate recording things by myself, even for the brewing machine vid in progress i tried to do some practice takes and it just didnt really work.- when is the next HEATAH FAJITA episode coming out
probably pogg*rs/poggas. feel like that meme paved the way for many other good memes such as Ga- what is your favorite meme that's come out this year
lo pixilate mmy with like photon/boomburst/coverage/probably sap. u 2hko the scales resist and win later, best on more spammy teams. other than that i can see ph normals being very strong here cause facade covers so much by itself- what is the next best thing in national dex bh
probably this one. the team has so many incredibly cool sets and dynamics like xern + gar, subpass arc, and project heat, but its ruined by resh and cress being garbage. it's not just bad, it's disappointing.- what is your least favorite team that you've made since gen 7 bh was replaced by gen 8 bh
since i'm on bh council i do feel an obligation to stay around and at least try to innovate or enact tiering action if dlc2 is still bad. maybe i can take these other metas more seriously in the future but i know the danger of trying to maintain skill at multiple meta simultaneously so i dont plan on trying that at the moment- we meme'd around with mix and mega and camomons but do you have any plans to branch out to other metagames at least semi-seriously
these guys are just really weird, i'm not used to the way they function as both wispers and wallbreakers. i cant be mad at any set that has wisp cause of how good it is as a move and i do think i havent been considering these pokemon enough, but their functionality is still so foreign to me.- what is your evaluation of the "funny man" series (sets similar to fvm such as unfunny volcano man, xman, wild kratts, and I'M PLAYING WITH MY)
double majin is good cause from an opponent's perspective, it's just a giant block of stats with no easy way around it other than with good wallbreakers (specs mons, rain/sun). if you can cover those you're in a pretty good position vs mostly everything. ph + unaware is def the best setup i think.- is double majin itself actually good or am i just slapping broken mons on those teams
a bit of terraria but was hard for me to keep focus on it. game kinda demands constant progression which im not super into- what other games do you play/have you played besides mons/touhou/smash/minecraft
- what is your gamer™ setup
see above- how has coronavirus affected you
Hello, I am in the market for a frog but don’t know where/what kind of frog I want to get a frog from. I would like the frog (not for sexual reasons) to NOT be purple. If ANY of you approach me with a frog that happens to be purple expect to be BLOCKED IMMEDIATELY. Any information is helpful and thanks in advance for the people who may help me on my journey to acquiring my dream pet. :slight_smile:- what
this might sound kinda weird but i dont hate rushed games 100% of the time, for example xy had a lot of missing content and i still had a lot of fun w that, but i really would just love to get a game with both the modern 3d charm and a pretty good amount of polish on it. from a competitive standpoint, dlcs were rather dreadful and the singles balancing has been a bit lacking. that said i don't mind the current metas suffering, there were bound to be balance issues with any new meta and in general it's really hard for me to be discontent when i have past gens to mess around withDo you enjoy the way Pokemon, as a franchise, is moving forward? (games being released hastily, multiple DLCs cut-down of Dex only to later bring it back)
hard to say for sure, i took a trip to japan in spring 2019 but it was only as awesome as it was cause of the people i was with. dont think i could make that work now unless i had some really cool people to go with, but if i did itd be fine regardless of the place. that said i might wanna go to europe, other parts of asia, or africa cause i've never been to those continents, would b nice to get that complete change of paceWhere would you like to travel in the world once COVID isn't an issue, budget constraints aside?
i continue to laugh at touhou memes despite the fact that every time i enter a touhou related discord server i regret ever learning about this game. also my sense of humor is dead. heres an exampleWorst meme you've posted and/or enjoyed?
im thinkin maybe in super developed metas it'd make cheese less powerful and building is less of an issue cause ideally you have some actually good teams by then. like remember that 1 spl oras game between blunder and cbb? think bo3 would promote games like that and not just running inconsistent stuffDo you think OMPL moving from Bo1 to Bo3 would make any metagame better?
pazza. i could not survive the zovrah lifestyle with the ultimate>mons life choice and im going for the extremely online build here. plus pazza is more based (zovrah will also admit this)Would you rather be Zovrah or Pazza for a week?
so i spent most of today reading various blogs and watching videos about game design. my dream game is like open world mons but instead of turnbased it runs on a physics engine so u can use charizard flare blitz to break through a wall or something. also i think it'd be cool to have a game that had absolutely no concrete rules and gave you a completely new perspective every time. both of these sound equally unfeasible and i've never been the type to put in the work but a man can dreamYou mention wanting to go into game design. What sort of games would you hope to make?
maybe you shouldve done more drugs. like meth. just to spice up the relationship. remember, this is 100% your fault and you should continue blaming yourselfWhy did she take the fucking kids, half my money and all of my heart and soul leaving me an empty husk of a person, wandering the streets aimlessly, hoping that I'll find something that gives my life even the slightest bit of meaning while I distract myself day in and day out with things that once brought me joy but now do nothing to stimulate me in any way, shape or form; hoping that I'll one day find some semblance of meaning so that my heart is unlike my pockets (filled with monsters)?
where is The Stakeout Pheromosa Battle of 2017
im just looking at that battle and watching how much material i lost for 0 gain when i couldve just been switching around 100% of the time. truly 2014 sl42 at his finest
i did touch the ant, and as a result i remember to always respect womendid you touch the ant
i dont like this team very much
tiering and analyzing metagames is hard, i cant say one way is the definitive best way of looking at it but i have some different approaches to this questionwhat is gen 8 bh missing to make it as great as gen 7 bh
you mean my games finally get predicted by viv in omwc? count me inwill you move to the us northeast gamer house alongside aesf and xavgb to create the wcop super team
for natdex bh id definitely say look to the sr cord for good players, most mainstream bh players have barely touched the meta so theyve just run over the meta uncontested. i think that if there's a big natdex tour there's a very real possibility that starter-level players will get shut out cause of the weird meta, but it fits the whole "sr playstyle" really well i'd say. in sm bh, XxSevagxX and Onyx Onix 7 are cool rising players imo, they're getting some postgen experience and although they arent really near the level of the greats just yet, they have basically infinite time to prepare so if this goes on expect to see them get somewhere.who's the next bh prodigy that we haven't heard about yet
2kwhat's my ompl 9 draft price
you may not think it but ive been constantly getting internet name changes for my entire life. i went thru the first 41 silver lucarios at a rate of about 3 per year until i settled on the 42nd one and read hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. this book temporarily opened my third eye to the fact that naming myself after silver lucarios made me look too much like a furry, so in typical virgin fashion i conformedwhat happened to silver lucarios 1-41
this is a tough one, there were so many cool players to watch and i would love to see a bo3 for all of em. maybe you vs pdt, although i think the one you had was already pretty good bar the hax, itd be really neat to see another round of that imoTo clarify a question, from a spectator's perspective what BH OMPL matchup do you wish had played a bo3?
ok this is extremely hard to answer. realistically probably dragonquestcasino but ive had so many alts, pokemon nicknames, set names, and memes that i could choose from and claim in the blink of an eye (dragonquestcasino itself was chosen on a complete whim off a random youtube video) so really familiarity is the only thing keeping me to a name at this pointIf you had to change your smogon username (for like the 5th time) what would you make it? Reverting isn't an option
i dont really listen to any of these regularly as for the last 6 months i have been working on my backlog of zovrah-recommended songs JUST KIDDING LOOOOOOL anyway i've heard some of their songs in passing, esp kanye, and theyre pretty solid but branching out and finding their other work is a bit too much to ask of me atmOut of the following artists, which one(s) have you listened to and/or like the most? Kanye West, Run the Jewels, Taylor Swift, Vampire Weekend, The Beatles, Fleet Foxes, Tyler, The Creator. (These are some of my favorites so I recommend them if you haven't)
he looks very nice, iwll set him up wtih the frind POG FISH / POGGERS FISHdo you feel blessed after seeing this image?
Well donehow do you like your steak
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The ideal government system, but I'm not sure how it would work in practice.Thoughts on Snomunism?
TommyInnitif u could ban 1 user from 2v2 who would it be
sapnap and thirtyvirus r gonna haunt you bro...TommyInnit
particularly interested in 2 and 4, i think he explained 3 in a thread a while backsapnap and thirtyvirus r gonna haunt you bro...
1. Mubs in or out? (ik this was answered in OP where you said mubs out but the answer might have changed)
2. How many girlfriends do you have?
3. Where did Pokesartoolcay come from?
4. How do you pronounce Pokesartoolcay?
5. What should I get a namechange to AND should I get a birthday change to my real birthday(the real year)?