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Old 06-15-2010, 06:55 PM   #26
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Yeah I think I wanted the set up, but at the same time I was cautious.

Like when I didn't think my Poke would KO your beefy guy after twice being hit, you thought I was crazy for not knowing it would KO it.


All matches could've gone either way, just some luck and some good prediction were the only differences lol.
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:06 PM   #27
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You were overcautious. When you can take the win, take it instead of stalling. It's similar to a battle I had with Talon on RSBot. He had a Weezing and I had a Salamence (my last Pokemon). Instead of using Explosion FTW, he went cautious with Haze. Then Salamence swept his team.

There is a time for defense and a time for offense.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:04 AM   #28
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Looking for a 2v2 partner for the Battle Tower. Morgoth and I made it all the way to the 21st trainer's final Pokemon (literally) and then the Nintendo WiFi Connection cut out on us, depriving us of our highly-anticipated and earned grand prize.

If anyone would care to play with me, here are the rules:

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Duration: one round, two rounds, or three rounds of seven (7). You must make it clear in advance. No take-backs, please. I'd rather you promise one and then say, "Let's do another!" than promise three and say "I'm pooped" after just one.

Strategy: you tell me. I have a powerful earthquaker if you want to provide a flyer or levitator. I have a pretty OK flyer with wide special coverage if you would rather be the one providing the earthquakes. I do not have a ghost or an exploder, and have been cautioned against employing this strategy against the A.I. since it tends to have "item hax" (e.g. "both guys conveniently had a focus sash on!") which makes this approach perilous. Morgoth and I used my EQer and his tank-flyer yesterday to great avail. Our backups were another of his dudes (with high SpAtt) and my old friend Kaisei ("seastar") the Starmie with his wonderful type coverage, high speed, and high SpAtt.

Casualties of War:
For these sorts of runs, my guys tend to be of the pure sweeper variety, i.e. Att/SpAtt and Speed investment. They therefore do not take lightly to collateral damage from an ally's attack that targets all creatures on the field. However, if the situation warrants its use, I am okay with having my guys injured or even KO'd. What matters is that we win. What also matters is that you do not recklessly or selfishly use such moves, thereby endangering our chances to win. (Morg's tank had amazing defenses, allowing Starmie to Surf while inflicting maybe ~20% HP loss tops in my ally.)

Vice versa, my guys have (and rely on) such attacks from time to time. Earthquake, duh, naturally hits anybody who isn't its user or who isn't flying or levitating at the time. And believe me, a STAB Earthquake from somebody with 252 EVs in Attack and a base attack of 130 are going to hurt anybody who isn't flying or levitating!! Anyone wanting to play with me will either need to be able to avoid this powerful move or else be okay with its use, understanding that sometimes it's needed to serve the greater good even if it KOs an ally's Pokemon in the process.

Here's the explanation of the prize payout ...

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If we play our cards right, we can beat each round of seven in approximately 15-20 minutes. (The same amount of time it takes to advance through the Battle Tower on Singles mode except with maybe 15-20% added-on time.) Each round awards us with a disproportionately higher amount of BP than you'd get in the Battle Tower.

Battle Tower Singles
Round One = 3 BP
Round Two = 3 BP
Round Three = 20 BP

Battle Tower Doubles WiFi
Round One = 8 BP
Round Two = 9 BP
Round Three = ?? BP

If you do the math, it's way better to do this with a friend on WiFi than it is to go it alone on your game pak. Twenty-one monsters (7x3) nets you 3 BP, while twenty-eight monsters (7x4) nets you 8 BP. Were they the same, it should have been 4 BP, not 8 BP. In other words, you get twice the proportionately-fair amount of BP. It's very nice.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:57 AM   #29
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I don't think our Battle tower teams would have that good a synergy (Although your Starmie has given me incentive to train a Water-Absorb Toxicroak), but I am interested in a 6vs6 against you, Talon.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:04 PM   #30
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Sure, why not. I may not get a chance to play the infamous "beat SteelBeak 6-0" team otherwise. But it's 12pm local and I was *just* about to step foot outside the apartment and go get lunch.

How does 1pm EDT (fifty-seven minutes from now) work for you? In your reply, please provide your friend code. I'll add it to the Friend Code thread. Mine is the one you see there for HeartGold, "Shoja."
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:21 PM   #31
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My team isn't perfect, not anywhere close, as I almost lost to Loki's Team B last night lol.

Emp's team I feel is more complete and compliment each other very well. I need to put in more effort to get mine there for sure.

We can do some runs later tonight Talon, seeing as I'll probably need some TM's soon lol.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:54 PM   #32
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I don't believe you, Steelie. I beat Loki's B team 6-0, as I mentioned last night, yet his A-team clobbered me. I'll have to upload the video and show you. I don't intend to hold onto it once it's uploaded since (imo) it wasn't a very spectacular fight. I mean, I had fun! But it wasn't epic like the fight I had with Morgoth. ("Supwise!" >_>)

Anyway, no reply from empoleon dynamite yet. I am back at my apartment now (lunch was good), and I'm ready to go whenever.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:32 PM   #33
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Well, it's 1:32pm, and with no reply even to my ORIGINAL confirmation of his suggestion, I'm guessing emp is afk for a long time coming.

So ... does anybody want to do something? >_> Otherwise I'll watch Argentina and Greece.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:39 PM   #34
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I don't believe you, Steelie. I beat Loki's B team 6-0, as I mentioned last night, yet his A-team clobbered me. I'll have to upload the video and show you. I don't intend to hold onto it once it's uploaded since (imo) it wasn't a very spectacular fight. I mean, I had fun! But it wasn't epic like the fight I had with Morgoth. ("Supwise!" >_>)

Anyway, no reply from empoleon dynamite yet. I am back at my apartment now (lunch was good), and I'm ready to go whenever.
It came down to the very last Pokemon and the very last hit from either Pokemon.

Two reasons:

1) Some teams are just better suited against others.
2) Loki knows my team VERY VERY well, lol. Even down to every item and attack I have on them I'm sure. He helped me figure out half my team.

I'll be able to do BT in about 20-30 mins.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:49 PM   #35
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Log onto AIM when you're ready. It'll better facilitate real-time strategization, conversation, and laughs. We'll do it in the chatroom like Morg and I did before, if you want.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:57 PM   #36
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Sounds good to me, though I'll probably have the sound off on the DS so chatroom will make it easier.

If you don't remember the chatroom name, I'll invite you to it when I get on shortly.
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:14 PM   #37
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"Shortly"? I'm still waiting for you, still F5'ing. I'm in the chatroom. I'm on WiFi. Where are you?
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:29 PM   #38
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I'm on. Took awhile longer than I thought.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:07 PM   #39
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I'm back

My aim's NaNaNaNaNaNaEmp, if you're still up for that battle
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:18 PM   #40
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You're going to have to wait 3 hours.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:23 PM   #41
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Or, sarcasm aside, you're going to have to reply again and tell me, "I am in the WiFi room waiting for you." Because Stlbk and I just finished. Because Nintendo disconnected us for the second time in one hour. WTF.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:36 PM   #42
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It came down to the very last Pokemon and the very last hit from either Pokemon.

Two reasons:

1) Some teams are just better suited against others.
2) Loki knows my team VERY VERY well, lol. Even down to every item and attack I have on them I'm sure. He helped me figure out half my team.

I'll be able to do BT in about 20-30 mins.
I also made a swap with you. Not because I was facing you, but I 7 unused Pokemon and only a 6 Pokemon squad and Talon logged out right after the battle.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:00 PM   #43
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Stupid Comcast outage issues. ¬_¬

SteelBeak: two attempts, two disconnections
Empoleon Dynamite: one attempt, one disconnection
Satisfied customers: 0

Sorry, guys.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:10 PM   #44
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Sorry, guys.
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:48 PM   #45
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Went to the WiFi Plaza. Was there 20, 30 minutes. No disconnections. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Either the connection's been fixed, I got lucky, or it was never on my end to begin with. (I'm betting on them in that order.)
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:44 PM   #46
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Morg and I attempted the Battle Tower 2v2 doubles challenge ... again.

We made it to Trainer 21's fourth Pokémon ... again.

We lost ... AGAIN.

REVENGE QUEST 2 is guaranteed, but when we do it, who knows.
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:18 AM   #47
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I have completed a B team that will annoy some people and be thrashed mercilessly by others. Tourney rules or non-tourney rules are negotiable, and will be agreed to ahead of time.

Any takers?
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Old 07-04-2010, 05:34 PM   #48
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tempting, but with only 2 EV'ed competitive pokemon, I'll have to wait a bit, or at least until tomorrow.
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:32 PM   #49
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Anyone up for tag teaming the Battle Frontier? I was thinking we could have a fun go at the Battle Factory, but I'm also willing to do the Battle Tower if you've got your heart set on that.

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EDIT: Offer repealed for now. Heading out.

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Old 10-10-2010, 04:03 PM   #50
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Someone should battle me. 6vs6 singles.

I'll be back in ten to see if anyone's taken the offer.
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