I usually avoid drinking it for fear of getting too “comfortable” using my magic in public. I believe Anna has a higher tolerance to it. Wine and I aren’t very good friends. I barely even remembered what happened that night…
I remember we somehow ended up on the roof and were arguing about……
Thank you for lengthy and passioned response. Even if I disagree with you I respect your opinion and your charm is admirable. Considering this isn't really a question just an impromtu response you don't have to answer this, it just felt bad to leave it as is to me.
Haha that’s totally fine.
It’s basically just, if RNG based things aren’t the thing for you, don’t play them :D
So, how do you feel about RNG in competitive gaming? Personally, while I can see the merit in making it more exciting because more events can potentially happen, I think that if you need RNG for that it's the fault of your game design and RNG is a band aid. It doesn't belong at all in competitive gaming nor does competitive gaming need it to be exciting or unpredictable, example being StarCraft which has 0 RNG. It takes away skill and diminishes the importance of victory, IMO.
Its a part of the game we play, and its almost like life—the RNG—the luck of life—can just suck sometimes—but you gotta play through it. Life isn’t always a winning game, so to speak.
Unless you’re like the 3-time world champ, and even he had his spotlight taken from him last year. But you know what? He decided to have fun with the game and use something outside the beaten path, In theory it wasn’t too bad, but it ended up losing perhaps one-too-many matches to top-cut many (if any) Regionals or even Nationals (at least from what I understand). He still got his worlds invite from the streak he had the 3 years before, but didn’t practice too much and decided on relying on a metagame call from his years of experience playing a worlds-level meta. He didn’t make top-cut last year’s worlds. But you know what? I’ll bet he had fun.
Are you having fun with the game? There’s something to be said about doing well and learning to play well and make something competitive, and WINNING IS FUN. But if you’re doing this like its something to prove, then, what’s it worth really? I guess its more an existentialist/out-there concept to take in, but just remember you’re playing a game. How serious do you wanna make this?
So why would you be getting into this then? If you ask me, I’m doing this because I loved playing the game growing up, find the meta INSANELY interesting and know enough about basic mechanics to take a crack at things, and I went to a live event and met a few people that love doing the same insane thing I do.
RNG does play a sizable role in Pokemon. Its something we absolutely must accept. And honestly, if you can’t accept the occasional unfair circumstance this may not be the game for you. But if you can accept it, Pokemon is still a deep, interesting, and fun game where skill plays the largest factor in winning in the long run.
Many players blame their losses on the game’s RNG when they could have made better plays or teambuilding decisions that could have let them win in spite of the game’s RNG. There are also plenty of ways to minimize the impact from RNG.
Remember the paraflinch I was talking about? Try prankster safeguard meowstic for example.
A lot of playing this game is managing situations enough to reduce the odds of that sort of thing happening to begin with, and I think a lot of players sort of fall into a trap of rolling dice thinking they neede to get remotely decent luck eventually rather than trying to ward off the situation completely. Pretty much everyone does this, and it’s both an important skill to pick up to try to minimize coinflips as a common mistake most players make when they’re tilting.
So no, I don’t think it takes away skill or the importance of victory and to me it’s just part of the game we choose to play.
is garchomp the most op pokemon? i see one on every team
A hard check to Charizard and Talonflame, and number one beatstick of the metagame, standard Garchomp is quite a lovely Pokémon if you play it right. I put an Expert Belt on it for some extra damage, which KOs other Garchomps nearly all the time and always after Rough Skin. It’s also helpful against Mega Mawile, Gyarados, bulky Charizard and Tyranitar.
The completely standard EVs are just asking for a speed tie with other Garchomp, but sadly you have to run it this way to outspeed Salamence, Flygon and other inferior dragons. Garchomp is the best.
Standard Garchomp is so good, but please don’t use it yourself because speed ties make me stressed.
What game would you recommend for somone who has never played Pokemon before and who finds the idea of competitive Pokemon intriguing? Should I start from the beginning or go for the newest one (I think it's Black and White)?
You can just start with the newest X/Y, they made competitive play more accessable and pretty much every pokemon game is the same in a way so you won’t miss too much by not playing the older versions.
Unfortunately I don't know about the pen, or how to take the back off, but maybe the touching doesn't work because it's still wet inside, and the rice could maybe fix it. Well, I know that's not a great help, I'm really sorry.
Yeah it’s impossible to get it fully open (only half it’s tsuck on 1 side) but I’ll see.
For the wet tablet... Disassemble it completely (without broking it), take out the battery (if it's possible) and put it in a bowl full of raw rice, covering it completely. Let it in the rice for a couple of days. I've saved a phone with this trick, I hope it would work for you.
yeah thanks but ehh When I plug the tablet in it will work, the light and buttons etc, but both the pen or touching doesn’t aka what you actually use it for.
I just screwed it open but I cannot take the back off UGH
I was working on some art in class but on my way home my drink broke open in my bag and it didn’t end well, I had 2 bags with me so my laptop is ok but I was too late to save my tablet and mouse. I’m fucking crying because I have no money sob. S..so yeah no drawings for a while, hope you all will have a better weekend start than me.
This morning I was late for class because I forgot my mathbook, so I got it and I was like 12 SECONDS LATE FOR MY TRAIN.
So when I finally got at the trainstation I had to catch my bus, the first one was too full (yay 493865983465987435 students) so I got onto the next one. BUT IT DIDN’T STOP AT MY STOP. Someone pressed the stop button right away but it didn’t stop. There was this woman yelling at the driver lol
So I got off 2 stops later with a bunch of other people who had to get off earlier to catch the bus back.
So yeah I was kinda late for math class BECAUSE I FORGOT MY STUPID BOOK.
Rest of the day was kind of normal (as far as that goes). I worked on some magazine,helped a girl with some photoshop work and browsed the internet a lot.
oK so basicaly its like this. Elsa and Anna r home alon for like the night or watever and then they are making out on the couch (yeah!) and then like.. their dad calls on the phone and says “no E she likes it more if you use the other hand… yeah” and elsas alllike “oh dude dad is trying to give me advice on how to diddle you” and then Anna’s like… “our dad is ded” or whatever… but what!? WHO WAS PHONE?