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Old 01-18-2018, 11:53 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, I would like to take the time to ask the community a few questions on a couple of subjects and see where we stand as a group. There are no right or wrong answers; we would simply like to see where the community leans as a whole before embarking on our next course of action. Please answer to the best of your ability, and if you are not comfortable sharing your answers please feel free to PM them to one of the mods. Thank you!
1. Would you be interested in seeing a battle system re-implemented in FB?

2. If yes, what are your thoughts on ASB moderating trainer battles?

3. What are some things you would like to see in a FB trainer battle?

4. Are you already an updater in FB or have interest in applying to become an updater in the near future?

5. What are some things that you might have interest in updating? (Could be something concrete like a setting or abstract like an idea)

6. Do you have any thoughts or critiques on how we can make FB better?
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:09 PM   #2
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1. Would you be interested in seeing a battle system re-implemented in FB?
I'm not interested in PVP regardless. I know a lot of people enjoyed them but it's personally not my thing. That said, I do know I might be one of the few people that says no. I also think there's a few other things that need to be worked on prior to this.

2. If yes, what are your thoughts on ASB moderating trainer battles?
Although I said no, this sounds smart to me. The ASB has a good idea on how to do this.

3. What are some things you would like to see in a FB trainer battle?
Um. As someone who is somewhat confused by Anime-Style Battling in general, I'm not really sure how to answer this? I'd like to see some variety in arenas I guess?

4. Are you already an updater in FB or have interest in applying to become an updater in the near future?
I am an updater! I update at LMN and I do the Daycare for those unaware. I enjoy it throughly.

5. What are some things that you might have interest in updating? (Could be something concrete like a setting or abstract like an idea)
As I'm already an updater, I'd have to say I would just like to update some Fizzy-wide events of some kind. (If we ever do these)

6. Do you have any thoughts or critiques on how we can make FB better?
I think we need more zones. As at the moment there are only four zones available to me and two are somewhat similar in my mind (Bedlam and NFC). As such I'm not really sure about adventuring in both if that makes any sense. As I'm also an updater at LMN I feel a little weird exploring my own zone that I kind of know the ins and outs of? So I really only have my pick of one of the two city zones and the CG, which is a little troublesome for me.
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:19 PM   #3
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1. Would you be interested in seeing a battle system re-implemented in FB?


2. If yes, what are your thoughts on ASB moderating trainer battles?


3. What are some things you would like to see in a FB trainer battle?
God. Because they both shouldn't exist imo.

4. Are you already an updater in FB or have interest in applying to become an updater in the near future?
Already there.

5. What are some things that you might have interest in updating? (Could be something concrete like a setting or abstract like an idea)
Possibly a colossal mountain or a mountain range as a zone, with icy peaks, the odd volcano, the caverns within, the depths beneath, the cliffs and possibly forests on them... Somewhere with solid potential for almost anything.

6. Do you have any thoughts or critiques on how we can make FB better?
Personally? I'd like Bedlam to be replaced with something a bit... newer, a bit more interesting.
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:34 PM   #4
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1: Indifferent
2: I suppose?
3: Nothing to add here.
4: Want to actually update a Zone proper at some point, just not a current one.
5: Something that allows for interesting, non standard types of challenges, like Pokken-style battles.
6: Stay classy, FB. But some manner of bond rework is probably needed. EDIT: Just in case my answers to 4/5 didn't imply this hard enough, a new Zone or two wouldn't hurt.
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:45 PM   #5
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1. Would you be interested in seeing a battle system re-implemented in FB?

Personally, no. I don't really like PvP, and while I do understand some people enjoyed it, others didn't. I'm much happier just RPing, and feel we don't need another new feature atm when we're currently reevaluating and reworking current features.

2. If yes, what are your thoughts on ASB moderating trainer battles?

While I said no, if we decide to do this, I'm sort of okay with this.

3. What are some things you would like to see in a FB trainer battle?

No Comment.

4. Are you already an updater in FB or have interest in applying to become an updater in the near future?

I'm already an updater. I've been helping out in closing Minnao and I helped the Casino campaign when help was asked for.

5. What are some things that you might have interest in updating? (Could be something concrete like a setting or abstract like an idea)

I have previously submitted a space zone that I would love to update one day, but will understand if my behavior surrounding it will not allow it. Besides that, maybe something whimsical or more childish, like an Amusement Park (preferably in operation) or a Giant Toy Box (Like the Mario Party maps), would also be quite fun to update. Just a place that's quite different than what we currently have with a lot of adventure potential.

6. Do you have any thoughts or critiques on how we can make FB better?

I really have to agree with Naru here. With II closed, and Minnao soon closing, we really do need zones. Also, as someone who isn't personally happy with two city zones, I much rather adventure in Bedlam Ridge. Besides that we have LMN and Cloud Garden, and really only CG is accepting new adventures, we do need more zones. Once I get out of Minnao, I realistically only have Cloud Garden as an option to adventure in right now in terms of places I want to go. I understand that we don't want to stretch updaters too thin, that is a concern, but the lack of variety in places to go is also another concern. I don't want to feel stuck trapped in a cycle of BR/CG/Whenever LMN or a Seasonal Zone is open/Campaign or Event, and at this point I do feel it's getting to that point.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:29 PM   #6
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Hi everyone, I would like to take the time to ask the community a few questions on a couple of subjects and see where we stand as a group. There are no right or wrong answers; we would simply like to see where the community leans as a whole before embarking on our next course of action. Please answer to the best of your ability, and if you are not comfortable sharing your answers please feel free to PM them to one of the mods. Thank you!
1. Would you be interested in seeing a battle system re-implemented in FB?

2. If yes, what are your thoughts on ASB moderating trainer battles?

3. What are some things you would like to see in a FB trainer battle?

4. Are you already an updater in FB or have interest in applying to become an updater in the near future?

5. What are some things that you might have interest in updating? (Could be something concrete like a setting or abstract like an idea)

6. Do you have any thoughts or critiques on how we can make FB better?
1: HELL. FREAKING. YES!!! It's no secret I've been heavily into the Trainer battles here in FB- I still got my records in my member post, and while I've lost more than I've won, I've still enjoyed every battle immensely. I absolutely would love to see a PVP battle system return to FB.

2: It's an interesting idea. I wouldn't be opposed to it.

3: One thing I'd like, if at all feasible, is the potential to allow a Pokémon to evolve mid-battle (provided, of course, it meets the conditions). Maybe make it so doing so heals the Pokémon- more than a little, I'm thinking, as such a thing couldn't really be abused on a regular basis, yet also not a whole lot for the sake of fairness.

4: No to both. I may change my mind at some point, but I don't see it happening anytime soon.

5: Not really sure on this one.

6: Hard to say. To be perfectly honest, IMO, we've been kicking ass the past year. Honestly... bringing back Trainer battles and splitting Bond and Rare Candy storage into their own threads, both of which I've already made clear my views on (one of which in this very post) are all I really got. May amend this post if something occurs to me.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:24 PM   #7
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1. Would you be interested in seeing a battle system re-implemented in FB?

I would like to see PvP Battles return at some point. As someone who has never played ASB I enjoyed the chance to interact with other players in a competitive setting while also developing my Pokémon's personalities. However, it is not a major concern of mine at the moment and I would much rather see Contests make a comeback before PvP for variety, and to focus on Zones/creating a stable RP core of FB before either of those.

2. If yes, what are your thoughts on ASB moderating trainer battles?

I would be down for this.

3. What are some things you would like to see in a FB trainer battle?

No comment at the current time.

4. Are you already an updater in FB or have interest in applying to become an updater in the near future?

No. I no longer have the time to be an Updator anymore.

5. What are some things that you might have interest in updating? (Could be something concrete like a setting or abstract like an idea)

The only option I would consider at this point is running the Cute Contest again if it were to make a return, however I would likely need a partner to co-host with me.

6. Do you have any thoughts or critiques on how we can make FB better?

As others have mentioned, Zones themselves feel sorely lacking atm. I myself have no interest in Adventuring in any of the current offerings outside of the CG. (That said, I would love to see Lilt's Telestic Spiral Zone implemented for the aforementioned reasons.) I feel like we ought to scale back a bit on all these campaigns/"seasonal" rapid-fire Zones. As nice as it is to have a consistent storyline with frequent Updates, they've been eating away at individual Adventures IMO to the point where I haven't replied to my main CG Adventure in ages. Plus constantly having these "big" RP events starts to make them feel less special. As for RF... Let's be realistic and acknowledge that having a "quick" exchange rarely works out. I think most people do like long and epic storylines, and restricting the number of Updates just stifles creativity. If someone does want to do RF I think that should be established bw the Updator and Updatee on a case-by-case basis, where perhaps on entering a Zone the player can request their preference of Adventure length/difficulty, and if both agree to it amend as they go along as they see fit.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:54 PM   #8
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1. Would you be interested in seeing a battle system re-implemented in FB?

I feel indifferent personally, but considering the situation of FB as a whole, I am torn.

On one part, I don't want it because that would take away the focus and time (for both normal players and updaters/referees) of people from normal RPing, which should be FB's one and only thing.

But on the other hand, BMG recently have their other massive RPG game, URPG, completely shut down. If I read the place correctly before it was completely removed, it was a battle-oriented RPG. So I'm wondering if we open Trainer Battles there, we could attract old URPG players to FB if we can offer something to get their RP battle fix.

So... do we risk reopening something that we might have a hard time to take care of to attract new players from BMG? That is the question.


2. If yes, what are your thoughts on ASB moderating trainer battles?

If we end up reopening Trainer Battles, I would be all for that. ASB peeps are more knowledgeable on PvP battles, and they probably wouldn't say no to new members either.


3. What are some things you would like to see in a FB trainer battle?

Something that could be interesting to "steal" from URPG though is that they have their battles via online chat like Discord. I heard between the branches that what puts off URPG players from joining FB is the fact they're so used to RP/battle via Discord that doing battles through posts like we did seems like a long, tedious and boring process. So perhaps by doing this will get their attention or feel more willing to give FB a try? All that said though, it might not fit that well with FB's core of RPing, as it's more "instant" instead of taking your time to write and RP your actions.

Besides that, I would like to see tournaments. And perhaps consider gaining Bond through posts in battles (but not money, since I'm pretty sure word count is out of the window due to the nature of Trainer Battles).


4. Are you already an updater in FB or have interest in applying to become an updater in the near future?

A Shop Owner counts, right? Well I'm already taking care of the Calendar and the Boutique! Which, admittedly, are plenty enough for me. I am plenty busy with my full-time job (with lots of travelling) and have a hard time to reply to my own adventures (I typically take a full week to reply one adventure), and although I know I can create good adventures, I absolutely need good inspiration to start one. So, I honestly don't see myself burning myself out and/or letting down players. I think at best I could be a "mercenary" updater of sorts that only takes up a single player through one adventure on rare occasions, but I'm not even sure if that would work out.


5. What are some things that you might have interest in updating? (Could be something concrete like a setting or abstract like an idea)

I want some Arceus-dam temples! Well I know that there's some already here and there, but I would love to see some really crazy temples to explore and solve puzzles with. Despite not completing those adventures, my favorite ones always happened in or around them...


6. Do you have any thoughts or critiques on how we can make FB better?

BMG needs some RP love! Despite having events there, they're just that - temporary action moments, RP-wise. We do have a zone, but it's only one, and it's kinda split up with the leftovers we have here. All that said though, new zones means needing more updaters, but I'm afraid we'll have issues with that...

All that said though, I love how FB have evolved so far, so keep at it
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:16 PM   #9
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1. Would you be interested in seeing a battle system re-implemented in FB?
I'm indifferent.

2. If yes, what are your thoughts on ASB moderating trainer battles?
If we did implement them, I think this would be the best course of action.

3. What are some things you would like to see in a FB trainer battle?
N/A.

4. Are you already an updater in FB or have interest in applying to become an updater in the near future?

Already an updator; endeavoring to return to action now that certain aspects of my life are sorted out.

5. What are some things that you might have interest in updating? (Could be something concrete like a setting or abstract like an idea)
Wholly self-serving, but I've been working on a write-up for a wildlife refuge called Kalapona Wai which I'd really like to submit for consideration if we end up opening up zone submissions again. Beyond that... I might like to work on a tropical island setting; something like Minnao.

6. Do you have any thoughts or critiques on how we can make FB better?
Please, please separate candies and gummis into their own thread. I'd also almost like to see Free RP count towards Bond, too -- assuming a post still meets the 250-word minimum. I mean, from an in-world perspective, why would my 'mon and I bond in, say, the Cloud Garden, but not Fizzytopia Parks and Wildlife? Either way we're spending time together. Although without the 6 'mon limit that zones have, I can see why this would be abusable, so I'm not gonna hold my breath on this one.

Candies and gummis, though. Different threads. Please.

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