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User Info: Lexifox

Lexifox
3 months ago#41
Skull_pro posted...
Because they are? I have several friends that flat out refuse to pay for Pokemon games since Showdown is a thing, and a coworker of mine bought Ultra Moon solely because he learned I was playing the games. He keeps nagging me about showdown to this day.


Why are they playing Showdown instead of the actual game and why does your friend nag you about this.
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User Info: gbchaosmaster

gbchaosmaster
3 months ago#42
I'm guessing they prefer Showdown to the games because Showdown goes right to the point of battling and team customization whereas the games aim to appeal to the rather lackluster story and gambling factors of the ingame content, causing their competitive battling to suffer.

Even if you use a hacking device, showdown is still faster - you just click on buttons instead of typing out codes.

Oh, and Showdown is free. Moreso if you don't have the game system either. Poorer families are much more likely to afford and own a PC able to play showdown than a 3DS.
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Skull_pro
3 months ago#43
Lexifox posted...
Skull_pro posted...
Because they are? I have several friends that flat out refuse to pay for Pokemon games since Showdown is a thing, and a coworker of mine bought Ultra Moon solely because he learned I was playing the games. He keeps nagging me about showdown to this day.


Why are they playing Showdown instead of the actual game and why does your friend nag you about this.

The one nagging me is because while he does have the game, his competitive team is on showdown.

The others are just don't want to pay for it, and it's not because they are poor. They have the whole set; Gaming rig, PS4, Switch, Xbox one S, PS Vita and heck, even 3DS. So yeah, they can easily affaord it.
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User Info: Lexifox

Lexifox
3 months ago#44
Again, why are your friends playing Showdown and not the games proper? Is it purely money?
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Flappers
3 months ago#45
SDragonTidal posted...
verlis is actually right though

this s*** is illegal and shoulld have been taken down a long time ago

But the people making their own games and ROMs is okay?
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kompletionist
3 months ago#46
Flappers posted...
SDragonTidal posted...
verlis is actually right though

this s*** is illegal and shoulld have been taken down a long time ago

But the people making their own games and ROMs is okay?

At least they don't profit off of ad revenue.
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User Info: kaonohiokala

kaonohiokala
3 months ago#47
kompletionist posted...
Rikiaz posted...
How does Showdown encourage cheating?

Because people test teams on SD then gen them in to use at VGC etc.

People also test teams on Showdown, then breed them in-game to use at VGC.

Regardless, if a hacked mon is legal and passes Nintendo censors, then it's essentially the same as a legitimately obtained mon.
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kompletionist
3 months ago#48
kaonohiokala posted...
kompletionist posted...
Rikiaz posted...
How does Showdown encourage cheating?

Because people test teams on SD then gen them in to use at VGC etc.

People also test teams on Showdown, then breed them in-game to use at VGC.

Regardless, if a hacked mon is legal and passes Nintendo censors, then it's essentially the same as a legitimately obtained mon.

No-one is saying it isn't. It's still cheating though.
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Mastadi
3 months ago#49
To those crying about double standard regarding showdown vs other pokemon fangames

Nobody really cares about other fan games being shut down

Oh sure, people will moan and whine and damn Nintendo, and I agree that it sucks since the pokemon setting provides a nice outlet for amateur game makers' creativity, but

A month after it's gone, nobody really cares aside from those closely involved in the project

Now, if ninny took a hardline stance on showdown and other battle sims? You'd hear about it, and you'd hear about it for months. Nintendo knows that, and they don't want to poke the bee hive. Besides, there are plenty of people who play competitive almost exclusively on showdown but still buy the actual games, and they don't want to miss out on that market
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MegaCamerupt
3 months ago#50
kompletionist posted...
kaonohiokala posted...
kompletionist posted...
Rikiaz posted...
How does Showdown encourage cheating?

Because people test teams on SD then gen them in to use at VGC etc.

People also test teams on Showdown, then breed them in-game to use at VGC.

Regardless, if a hacked mon is legal and passes Nintendo censors, then it's essentially the same as a legitimately obtained mon.

No-one is saying it isn't. It's still cheating though.

Showdown actually encourages not cheating. Without it people would just gen a new team every time they wanted to test on battle spot, the only place to test teams
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