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  1. 10 points
    I would love for TPC to allow us to trade our event tickets for in game currency or with other players who would better use them. I am currently in an event and waiting for the last round to start but each time I play I get very nervous and anxious and would rather just trade my tickets to people. I'm sure there are many players who don't do events due to feeling self conscious or because they dont like feeling under pressure while in game therefore letting their tickets build up. I currently have close to 400 tickets and I dont think I'd even do enough events to burn through half by the end of this year. This may have been brought up a 100 times before but just in case y'all need a bit more persuasion this is my reasoning. Just please don't be cheap with the conversion if its in game currency. I dont want to give one ticket for one coin lol.
  2. 7 points
    I love playing ptcgo its really fun to play with your friends and other people but it starts to get boring when there not much to buy and to tweak avatar in recent days they have removed trainer store from which player could buy cool stuff and a year ago they removed the weekly bundles which were super cool i as a new player like to buy every single of them and plenty others have same thoughts so i request ptcgo team to put bring back those weekly bundles and introduce new outfits and seasonal avatar items in the game . I hope you will consider my request THANKS !
  3. 6 points
    On the weekend a user was describing a problem with his Expanded deck, posting two in-game pictures in order to help us finding the problem. He used an external file sharing side and the links were taken down swiftly by a Mod soon afterwards, yet they played an important role to determine the problem and pinpoint a swift solution. By now we are all aware that links to external sites are prohibited on the ********* they go against the seemingly arbitrary terms of service. Little side note: when clicking n those pictures a little chatbox opened, declaring that “you are now leaving the official Pokemon TCG homepage and that the company is not responsible for any content you may find from here on out” (or something along those lines), which is a statement that countless other sites use as a “get out of jail” free card and something that I've suggested in the past as well. However, what if there was a way to implement screenshots from the game? The same way we can copy & paste deck lists, we should be able to store and attach in-game screenshots to the forum. Pro: since the game is also using the same profanity **********'s pretty much impossible to post anything offensive (and if you do, you could write the same thing here on the forum without any problems as well) screenshots can help tremendously in resolving technical questions, bug reports, **** ** * * ** *********** serves as a great narrative tool. Showcasing cool scenarios from your ********************************************** of your **** deck, teach someone a handy trick, or for dozen other instances, pictures are simply amazing. The easier it it to communicate, the more people are likely willing to take part. This forum places heavy shackles on his users and it's no wonder that only a handful or people are even regularly posting here. If you give us more freedom I can ensure you that more content will be created Con: people will find a way to use this as means to ridicule, publicly shame and harass people, because this is the nature of the internet. That being said, they already to that plentiful without the ability to post pictures and I'd argue that the community and the moderators are able to work together to stop any toxicity from spreading depending on the system you *******'s possible to alter the screenshots before posting them, rendering a lot of the safety measurements I mentioned earlier meaningless. Personally I don't know enough in order to have any opinion on this, thus I'd hand this problem over to people who know what they are doing not everyone will be happy if their opponent takes a screenshot during the match Neutral the ability to create screenshots already exists. Just because we can't post them here doesn't mean we couldn't use them in any other Pokemon related forum and to my knowledge our society hasn't crumbled yet and I haven't been force to offer my firstborn to Ba'al. All in all I'd argue that this is an instance were the benefits heavily outweigh the negative implications, all while keeping in check with the Pokemon code. Then again, that's only my opinion and you are free to disagree :). Edit: some words that are filtered: "Forum", "Filter" "picture" "use" "game" "brag" "winstreak" 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
  4. 6 points
    @SK, I knew it was also happening to you. I feel you. Whatever you want to call it. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior (nothing more or less). This fits the definition. I'm sorry that others may have experienced more severe meanings to the word. But this behavior and misuse shouldn't be happening in a family forum. Nobody has to tolerate discord, taking whatever {you know what} someone else dishes out, and agree to accept it silently. Sorry to disappoint others, but there's no compromise. ...Only solutions.
  5. 5 points
    Howdy yall! I haven't been here (or in the game) for about two months, and dang does it look different. I do have to apologize for the unannounced absence; I had a lot of projects going on one week, and having gotten out of the habit of logging in daily I never got back in. It was never intentional- well, I guess that's not quite true at some points it was probably intentional to avoid the awkwardness of reintroductions. But mostly it was just a lack of habit plus procrastination. So now I'm wading through a reservoir of back-stocked threads. I've done all of Deck Construction, and I made a point of reading Otakutron's hijacked thread [Link banned by the Hyperspace Commission] with your opinions on the new reputation system before reviewing it myself. But I do have plenty of opinions about it and thus without- well, honestly, I've never liked the phrase "without further ado." It seems like further ado in itself, and most people can't pull off saying it without sounding silly or somewhat condescending. Anyways. The updates to the TCGO. I see mostly no change here except for the new set (UnB). They did claim, though, that this brought major bug fixes. Well, I suppose there may have been, but: "Beast Energy Prism Star is temporarily banned from play until a fix for this bug can be deployed." Beast energy is down. That seems like a heavy loss. Maybe let's keep score. We'll say one point TPCi for what they fixed, and one point for Unbroken Bonds. One point Entropy for KOing the Pstar. " Effects that prevent the opponent from playing Item cards during their next turn also prevent Supporter and Stadium cards from being played." Ooof. Got hit by this in my second game back; with Toad being popular, now's a bad time for this glitch to come up. 1pt Entropy. " Using an attack that returns the attacking Pokémon to the hand does not consistently require a new Active Pokémon to be promoted prior to resolving effects on other cards that trigger as a result of the attack." Hm. Haven't seen this one personally, but it sounds bad. Is it an auto-loss? I'll give Entropy a point until I get corrected. Current standings: Entropy TPCi 3 2 But there's a few more considerations. The new set contains Dust Island, which I consider to be one of the most revolutionary cards in the past five years- as well as a pokemon who can take good advantage, Muk&Alolan Muk GX. That gets the Pokemon Company a point in my book. ---But it won't stay a tie. I don't see it in the known issues, but I recently had a game where, after playing Guzma to bring up Jirachi, I couldn't retreat it. (recognizing this sounds like me missing something, I maintain it isn't. Absol wasn't around and no other red arrows affected me or jirachi, I had the necessary energy attached, and I had not already retreated. I am certain this is a glitch.) This did lost me the game and I am a steamy teapot. I will whistle at you! Whistle! Whistle! Whistle! XD final scores: Entropy TPCi 4 3 🎈🎉🎊🎈 Yay new emojis. We have new emojis. Initially I thought they had gotten rid of the old ones, which I think are so much more tasteful than Apple's or andoids's, or whatever these are. I was understandably disappointed. Fortunately, I discovered quickly that they're just hidden on the bottom. I suppose it's nice to have a wider variety; the old set had always seemed restrictive. Though the faces are going to be problematically clashy. Ah well; we'll all get along all right. The reputation system has changed. I don't quite get why we need both hearts and thumbs-up, you know? True, they're not exactly the same, but I would have thought if we were going to have different ones they may as well have been completely different. One for, 'this made me laugh'; one for, 'I agree with this concept.' It will do, I suppose, but it's very inelegant. Now up & downvotes don't cancel. This means two things- one, old downvotes (or up) will haunt a post forever and two, you can no longer erase the opinions of others. These have their pluses and minuses. https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/pokemon-cards/hgss-series/hsp/HGSS17/ It means that negativity cannot be eschewed, which is annoying and probably objectively bad. It means that no one can override anyone else which is good. Unfortunately, this also means that it becomes a minor contest between supporters and dissenters, especially with increased downvoting ability. I don't like it. Now- increased downvoting ability. This seems to be the main thing we're standing up about. I've always thought that having just one downvote was restrictive, though of course I rarely wanted to use more. Most days (like most people) I didn't use my one. But opening it up by an order of magnitude seems quite imprudent to me. I also think that if the number of possible reactions has increased, the number of allowed reactions should as well. So I suppose that I agree with the popular idea that this should be changed immediately. I will elaborate on my thoughts in the Thread Which to Jack said Hello. We also have this silly new "win the day" thing, and- don't have friends?!? No! Oh my goodness... Well, I suppose it didn't actually do anything, being friends in the forums; it was separate from the game, and it was separate from the main website. But sheesh... Don't replace smiling faces with some silly gold trophy indicating I spammed a lot of replies. The replacement is a 'follower' system, which I thoroughly disapprove of. But I suppose, something we all should note is that this all is " Powered by Invision Community." There is, I'm sure, reduced freedom for the poke-programmers within it. Why they chose to move could be questioned, certainly, but of course we'll never know because the yahoos at TPCi think 'transparency' is a curse word. I'm not going to get riled over that part, but can we dump this ridiculous days-won count? It had no conceivable purpose other than artificially inflating/deflating egos, which frankly none of us need provided by our forum service. There's a new aesthetic. Um. Is it just me, or is the new layout kind of... ugly? It's harsh & hard on the eyes, anyway. I would suggest making everything that's white a light to medium blue. I like what they've done with tables. Much more effective now. Spoilers are easier, too. That's a plus. No new fonts, though- sigh. I be a font boy. And importantly, the tabs seem unnecessarily convoluted now. The browse/activity/leaderboard seems to presume knowing who's gotten the most pluses lately is just as important as what's being discussed, which is silly since the discussion is what they're getting pluses for. Also, the home page required far more clicks to find content than before. Steve Jobs would not approve. (Heh. He originally didn't want the mouse to even have two buttons- just one and a scroll.) A couple of questions. (edit) Does anyone know how to switch from game log to chat log during a match? It's stuck for me. What is the current viability of Ultra Malamar in standard and Vespiquen in Expanded?
  6. 4 points
    @Sakura150612Geez are you made of money (packs) or am I just stupid? FOUR TICKETS for ONE pack? My god that's a steal I was already thinking 8 tickets for one current gen (S&M +) pack or 10 for 2 older gen (XY -) packs seeing as it costs 8 to join an event but we could go with yours 😇. And who knows they did add some small barely noticeable new animations that no one has really seemed to have mentioned. And if I recall that Anexpor guy was kind of spamming for it so maybe he was on to something or its just coincidence they added one or two new animations. @SaucyMouse WHAT?! Why are you cursing at me?! I'm jk anyway set prices sounds fair if its trading in the in-game shop but if we wanted to trade with friends or other users then I think setting our own prices would be a nice incentive to even consider trading away these wonka tickets.
  7. 4 points
    They would have to code the game to where when want to take a screenshot it'd be server side as opposed to client side so there's no funny business and sent directly into a users screenshot bank. to save on bandwidth the photos would need to expire between patches or server maintenance. Then they would need to link our accounts to the photo bank/cloud and we would only be allowed to select from our own bank. That is the safest way that I can think of. Also it sounds like a premium feature as opposed to something they'd be willing to give to us for free but I'm sure if we pester them long enough they might budge and allow us to pay for these premium features.
  8. 4 points
    For several years I belonged to a professional software forum. This "reputation system" would have been perfect in that setting. I can also see this working great in a Technical Support forum, so you would know which Rep/Tech was likely to give a solid answer. But HERE? ...with gamers? ...some of them "less than" mature? I just don't see the point of rating each other as people. Since this topic became open, some of the members have quit getting picked on. That's a good thing. And new members seem to have it easer. But we've still got one player who has used a second account, and has pushed his own rating from minus 65 to about +15, shifting almost 80 points in a couple weeks. And now, I notice that @Sakura has been taking a massive hit (downvotes) in many of her posts. With all of her help and detailed replies, she doesn't deserve that. This just isn't the way it's supposed to be. Can't we think of something else, maybe going to "Popular Posts" (by Liking them), and get rid of the personality contests? Everyone feels good when they help someone, and get a Heart/Like symbol as thanks. But, as it is, armed with 10 downvotes a day, all it takes is one wrong turn of the phrase (or word) and "BAM, we don't like you." @Staff, any ideas?
  9. 4 points
    True for me to. I got slammed by downvotes when I was making a trade with Kodking (some of you might have noticed that my rep. was down to like 13 at one point). Somebody had my back and I started climbing back up. I really don't care about rep, but I think new or even normal players like to hear from players with high rep because they think those guys are smart. And they are, @RobRatt, @Chasista, @Sakura, @Harshu (in my opinion), @Felidae_, and more. You guys are awesome. I don't mention those guys to try to get rep, I mean it. @Harshu should be up to like 1000. I really enjoy this community, but I don't enjoy the trolling. I think that the upvotes should stay, but the downvotes be completely eliminated. I you agree, you can upvote. If you don't, you can say why and move on. Nobody deserves to be downvotes because of their opinion.
  10. 4 points
    Many good thoughts (e.g. help, advice, feedback, suggestions) are, and have been shared in these forums. New players can benefit greatly from being active here. In all fairness, it's the Reputation System that's faulty, and needs adjustments, more than the members using it (with the tools provided to them). After the recent forums software update, it's started to feel more like Reddit, or worse, which I don't think the developers foresaw, or intended. In this Game Feedback section, my critique is aimed primarily at The Pokémon Company. It's their responsibility. P.S. At a minimum, sunlight is a great disinfectant.
  11. 4 points
    I may be alone, but more and more characters has almost "become too much" for me as a player. It's not that I can't familiarize myself with new names, etc., but that the more there are, the less special they've become as a whole. Obviously, it's too late to go back in time, and slow down their game development, but I wish they had learned sooner that the majority of their fan base still thinks of the 151 originals as their favorites usually.
  12. 4 points
    It is ironic. This is a subject I've approached recently. The very leaders (so-called) in these forums will bite your head off, and downvote you into oblivion. They'll tell you what the "community viewpoint" is, and the historic consensus, or else. I'm tired of seeing so many new players with red "negative" ratings. They're defending these actions, with twisting logical fallacies, and say it's not bullying. Not all of us see it that way. Since you've only been a member for about a month, I'm glad to see you have the fortitude to keep speaking. P.S. +3 in the other thread, hoping to ease things just a bit (I'm out of today's upvotes). Welcome.
  13. 4 points
    Hi readers, hope you are well. So lets get straight into it. The current state of the Legacy format is a little bit of a mess to say the least. There ladders is filled with bots grinding for tokens, When you do get a game there is a good chance its a player you have played against several times already that day. There are a few dedicated players who play the format however the bots and lack of available cards seem to push new players away to this fun game mode. Now we can take a look at the reasons why it has gotten like this over the past 12 months or so. 1) Lack of available cards. This is mostly due to the fact the legacy tournaments got removed, less older packs opened, less cards brought into the game. Since the ladder was removed players have been hoarding HGSS packs and cards to then sell on for huge profits. Even though we can purchase the packs for coins, lets face it building an entire deck from the cards you pull is unlikely this puts players off doing so. 2) The bot issue. Now the reason for this is obvious, with the trading bots at what seems to be an all time high, they need coins fast. Best way to do this is go against other bots. With people avoiding the legacy ladder, it seems the botters are having an easy time gaining coins off one another. Once again this puts people off playing, many of us dont mind waiting two minutes for a game but waiting 2 minutes to play against a bot is not fun! 3) No legacy tournaments anymore. We have touched on this but it is a huge part of the reason this format has declined. Most players dont want to build a deck if there is no chance of a reward at the end of it. The chance of winning packs from tournaments is a huge incentive for players to make new decks. After all why spend far more money on a legacy deck than you would for a standard deck, to have less options to play with it and also no chance of a reward? Now how can this be solved? Well without making a this new thread begging for the tournaments to come back, lets explore some other options. As i previously stated, the lack of available cards is a problem. One way we could get people back into is to make packs more common so when a player opens a pack, they want to build a deck with the new cards they have gotten. So why not add the packs to prize box from the trainer wheel, add packs to rewards from challenges, etc? Another route we could go down is adding the packs to the expanded ladder. Rather than making the reward X amount of Random Expanded boosters. Why not just X amount of Random boosters? I believe with more regularly available cards for the legacy format, more people will play. Once more people are playing, the bots should spread out from just one format leaving that current format dead. Many of us love the legacy format and dont wish for it to keep declining, a resolution needs to be made and quickly! If anybody has any more ideas please feel free to comment below! Regards, OldmanJonny
  14. 4 points
    I'm glad to hear a couple of you say that [yes, this is sarcasm] it's "no big deal," shouldn't matter, is hypothetical, or isn't important enough to warrant a fix. Gotta protect your ability to spit at other's thoughts, right? Since I spoke out for others it was happening to, some great fellow [again, sarcasm] has been systematically downvoting each and every post I've made in the In-Game Exchange section. He started at the top, 6 through 8 votes a day, all within 5 minutes, and working his way backward. That's four days in a row now. Don't worry, some of us have friends who understand. One has "got my back," and is countervoting, so this creep won't succeed. I just wanted to make you aware, this is a real problem. How would any of you feel if someone was systematically downvoting each and everything you had done, even the best, most helpful, and nicest of your comments? Glad to see such a warm and welcoming Community, looking for ways to make it better. Great ideas. Awesome support. Oh, and thank you Mods for acknowledging a problem. [oops, there goes that sarcasm again].
  15. 3 points
    Sun & Moon - Lost Thunder NK2-TH7C-XTY-YML Sun & Moon - Ancient origins MK7-7MKY-V9Y-M4W Sun & Moon - Team Up 9WZ-2L77-QZN-9XC 7RC-9ZXL-9HB-TPN Have you guys noticed, there is a person going around here disliking others comments? What's up with that?
  16. 3 points
    It is really good in a vespiquen and flareon deck for discarding those stadiums and increasing the damage output of bee revenge.
  17. 3 points
    I actually find price Sakura suggested quite reasonable. Given that player is sure they can win one round in theme tournament and are having quite good chance to win second round, there should be no reason to not pay the one pack. In standard and expanded the situation is still the same, only this time you risk 2 packs, win them back if you win one round and get 2 for each win after that. Given that player can keep up this succes they could potentially produce packs faster than they could in the current trade market. I like the suggestion really much due to it offering value for each party:Inexperienced players get sure packs by their tickets via trading instead of risking them, players who wouldn't take part in tournament anyway and have hundreds if not thousands of tickets laying around get value for their tickets and players who are really into tournament playstyle get to participate more often. Certainly though competition in tournaments that are filled with players who assume "I will make profit from this" will get fiercer but I don't think that is necessarily bad thing. Thumbs up for this suggestion!
  18. 3 points
    An Asian spammer (Korean/Chinese) has been doing University scams (?) for a long time now. The mods are quick to delete them, so many players only see them occasionally. If the Staff would realize, there are a lot of helpful tutorials, or examples, that could be given to other players if they'd just trust that we weren't stupid or malicious. I'm guessing that's what most people have in mind. It would really open up the forums, and make a better experience for everyone who visits. All they would need to do is disable this ability until someone had a certain number of posts (proven themselves). The "report this post" feature would take care of any bad behavior, while the good outweighs the risk (IMO).
  19. 3 points
    Weekly bundles ??? These soft words make me curious. How did that work, please ?
  20. 3 points
    This would honestly not be a bad idea. I don't find completing the ladder particularly enjoyable anymore (which is one of the reasons I haven't played at all since around February), but if I could suddenly get my hands on 400 tickets I would definitely come back to play events. If it were possible, you could expect a ratio of about 1 pack for 4 tickets (give or take a few tickets), since the person you're trading with would break even by clearing the 1st round and turn a profit for each round won after that. True; you're effectively gambling with your tradable packs, and losing a gamble is always a bit frustrating. But that's how the deal is with gambling in general, you have to accept from the get-go that you could lose. Not like I really expect this to be made possible (as is it with pretty much everything else we suggest), but it's an interesting idea to put out there at least. If tickets that are currently just sitting there catching dust were to be put on the hands of people who actually want them then Events could see an increase in activity, while those who don't want them would still be getting a few free (tradable) packs.
  21. 3 points
    Well when you play in events you are only guaranteed to get 50 Trainer Tokens and 1 Uncommon Chest. I also have a feeling that people would request packs for your tickets. And if you fail with those tickets, it would be frustrating. Especially if you were put up against a strong opponent in the tournament that you participated in. Also, people with a lot of cards and packs to trade would be able to get hundreds of these tickets through trades. Then getting packs and tokens would be no problem for them. The game like in the real life TCG is supposed to be more of a grinding game. Nothing comes easy. In the game everything come through being a good player. In real life everything comes through mostly money. Some people don't have good decks and would NOT want to trade for them. I don't see it as a terrible option but I don't think that it would be a popular one.
  22. 3 points
    Do you know what board you are on? This isn't reddit or some forum in the steam store there is a huge player base of children and as children are prone to be a bit more sensitive, then you have to think about their feelings whether you want to or not. The bunch of you think every child in this board is non existent or should man up and grow hair on their chest and stop being children just so you can feel secure enough to belittle or be condescending to them. Also I did what @SaucyMouse said which was go through her comments and it took me a while to find one that was a perfect example of getting on someone's bad side and her being out of line and disrespectful. She flat out called someone an idiot. And sorry @SaucyMouse I know you said you didnt want attention going to her posts just to avoid feeding the troll but these people are either tunnel visioning because they're her fans, friends or what have you or don't want to bother looking, but either way its most likely this dude read all of them already anyway. https://forums.pokemontcg.com/topic/69231-please-help-me/?tab=comments#comment-617485 A link for those who look for a tv remote by sitting down and calling for it expecting it to call back and let you know where it is. 🙄 Also I know she is talking to someone who isn't doing themselves any favors by how they are talking but you dont go around calling people idiots period. Some of her other comments were either not important or barely callous enough that I'm sure her fans would run to her defense anyway no matter what. And if you still think otherwise just remember for the 100th time this is a family friendly game and a family friendly forum or at least its supposed to be.
  23. 3 points
    I'm a little scared to post in this thread because of everything that is going on in fact all this is making me not want to be in these forums like ever again because it feels like a family going through some ridiculous drama and gross but here goes...... So I like the idea of more emoticons for rating a post but like what if we had random ones like a vomiting emoticon? for like if we dont like an idea or whats being said so we threw up or maybe an emoticon that deals with like rainbows to show that their post gave us a happy day. We could also have a laughing reaction emoticon because the post made us laugh instead of just thumbs being up or down because those are very boring and doesn't really say much. Maybe that's just the valley girl in me that wants these but more reactions would be ideal.
  24. 3 points
    I completely agree with you @RobRatt as I have stated before elsewhere. I'm not going to lie I had to double check who Sakura was as I have bad memory and confused her with Sniper, then checked her history on posts with downvotes, and in all honesty I saw some of the posts she was downvoted on and she seems a bit insensitive towards peoples feelings on some of her comments, and she tends to like to argue with people on rare occasions, and interject herself with some negative input. I can see where she may get off on the wrong foot with other trainers/users. Obviously not all of the posts that have downvotes deserved it because she said nothing wrong or insensitive but a few did which indicates some trolling going on towards her which is a shame to be honest because no one deserves that. But this is where things take a turn with my agreement with you as she has admitted to downvoting other trainers posts because she simply didn't like what they wrote which is fine, but that doesn't give her a free pass on not getting downvoted herself. Sakura may be a big help in this community but if she can dish it she can take it. Anyhow, Hopefully whoever is being a grade A donkey-hat though should calm down because he/she isn't doing anyone any favors with focusing their trolling on her.
  25. 3 points
    Seismitoad needs to be temporarily banned immediately. As the bug is being publicly announced here, it is causing something similar to the Streisand effect: making it known to more people, and increasing the potential number of people exploiting bugs. I don't think that those players should be banned permanently. The developers really need introspection as it makes it seem that a billion dollar company cannot handle some post-grad level programming. While those players have a certain amount of responsibility, the devs need to stop blaming others that is almost entirely their own fault.
  26. 3 points
    Actually I know as I usually read through the forum but rarely speak out because I don't really care to voice out my opinions as often as others do. I appreciate what you are doing for the little people on these forums because some of them don't have a "wolf pack", as you called them elsewhere, to back them up. The only people that down-vote or "dislike" other peoples comments either have a lot of nothing to say or are simply unhappy themselves, so I won't feed into their negativity. Also thank you but please dont waste your votes on me because I honestly don't care for the score system on this site. It simply feels like a means to validate people and I don't need any further validation as the only opinion I need for validation is my own. I'm not full of myself I promise but I don't think myself as lesser to anyone on this board regardless of the popularity contest that seems to be going on. -Mousy
  27. 3 points
    Because there are unhappy trolls on this site who like to go around bullying people with downvotes apparently or have a personal vendetta against you. Honestly this whole downvote system is asinine and needs some revamping. You may not care for the reputation system like myself but there are people here trying to push out newbies from trying to have a voice in this community. 🙄
  28. 3 points
    Introduction Hello everybody! I wish you all a good day. I write in the forums because I’m trying to build just that: The perfect Zoroark deck. A lot of what I write is based on my own experience and opinions, if you have any suggestions, corrections or questions let me know! This is thread is going to be divided in: Part 1: Choosing a variant Part 2: Variants and tech options Part 3: My lists so far and conclusion Part 1: Choosing a variant Zoroark variants are my favourite decks to play in the Pokemon tcg: I’ve played ZoroPod, ZoroGardy, ZoroLuc, ZoroRoc, ZoroEye, and more recently, ZoroPersian. What I am trying to do now is analyze the current options to make Zoroark viable in the meta. Let’s start with the fundamentals: 4 Zorua (SHL 52) 4 Zoroark-GX (SHL 53) 1 Tapu Lele-GX (GUR 60) 1 Ditto <> (LOT 154) 4 Ultra Ball 4 Nest Ball 1 Rescue Stretcher 4 Lillie 3 Guzma 1 Acerola 4 Double Colorless Energy This is what I feel should be the starting list for any Zoroark deck. The next step is to choose the right variant. Zoroark can go with any Pokémon that requires two or less energy *************** choose the right partner, you need to consider the following things: The attacks/and or abilities that will help you the most. The current meta you are playing in. The amount of setup they require. The damage they deal. After going through all this, you should be left with only a couple options. Let’s take the current meta as the example. The top decks, according to recent results in limitless, are: Green’s Reshizard Ability Reshizard PikaRom ZapBeasts Zoroark variants Weeping Spread Blacephalon-GX Stall Control What I love about Zoroark decks is that they are so versatile, and with the right partners and techs, they can be made to beat almost anything. If we consider the aforementioned results, we can see that the main decks are weak to water, Fighting, or they are single prize decks. We can divide the main Zoroark decks available into Fighting, triple acceleration, hybrids of the two, and “rogue” Zoroark decks. There is also control, but that requires and enormous amount of skill, which I don’t possess. Part 2: Variants and tech options Now let’s analyze our options for each variant. We’ll start with Fighting: Lycanroc-GX (GUR 74) variants are the best fighting variant, and perhaps the only viable one: they have a good matchup against single prize decks, PikaRom and even to favourable against Zoroark variants, depending on the ******** has, however, a bad matchup against Blacephalon-GX and Reshizard. They can have the following Pokemon techs: Alolan Grimer and Muk (SUM 57, 58) Marshadow & Machamp-GX (UNB 82) Lucario-GX (SM100) Diancie &**************** Mew (UNB 76) Absol (TEU 88) Marshadow (UNB 81) Zygarde-GX (FOL) Buzzwole (FOL 77) Buzzwole-GX (CRI 57) Weavile (ULP 74) (With Unit energy) Alolan Ninetales-GX (LOT 132) (With Unit Energy) Tapu Lele-GX (GUR 60) Dedenne-GX (UNB 57) Oranguru (ULP 114) Lycanroc-GX (TEU 82) Eevee & Snorlax-GX (TEU 120) Landorus (UNB 103) Latios (SHL 41) These are all to improve certain ***************** Pokemón, or have backup attackers. You can choose those which you think are best for your deck or the meta you are facing. Now for the trainers: 0-3 Cynthia 0-4 Pokemón communication 2-3 Choice band and/or 2 Bodybuilding dumbbells 0-1 Multi Switch 1-2 Field Blower 0-1 Energy Loto 1-2 Professor kukui 0-1 Mallow 3-4 Guzma 1 Pal Pad 1-3 Judge 1-2 Acerola 0-2 Timer Ball 1 Counter Gain 2 Stadium of Choice: Devoured field, Viridian Forest, Lysandre Labs, Brooklet Hill, Fighting Dojo 0-1 Plumeria And as for the energy counts they should be: 4 Double Colorless Energy 4-5 Fighting energy or 4 Unit F/D/Y 1 Rainbow energy Now for my personal favourite, triple acceleration energy variants. These are have a lot of options son I can’t give you an exact match up win-lose *************** we will go right ahead to the Pokémon: Persian-GX (UNB 148) Persian (TEU 126) Mew (UNB 76) Oranguru (ULP 114) Tapu lele-GX (GUR 60) Marshadow (UNB 81) Dedenne-GX (UNB 57) Marowak (UNB 91) Dewgong (UNB 45) Slowking (LOT 55) Drifblim (ULP 52) Eevee & Snorlax-GX (TEU 120) Purugly (ULP 109) Alolan Muk (SUM 58) Silvally-GX (ULP 116) Giratina (LOT 97) Snorlax (UNB 158) Marshadow-GX (BUS 80) Deoxys (CET 67) Larvitar (LOT 115) Pupitar (TEU 80) Tapu koko (SM31) Gyarados (BUS 33) And now for the possible trainers: 1-4 Pokémon Communication 0-2 Cynthia 1-3 Judge 0-1 Mallow 0-2 Professor Kukui 1-2 Field Blower 0-2 Counter Gain 2 Choice Band 0-2 Body building dumbbells 0-2 Brooklet hill 1-2 Acerola 0-2 Fighting memory (for sillvaly-GX) 0-2 Water memory (for silvally-GX) And for the energy, I would recommend 7 in combination of double colorless energy and triple acceleration energy. As For the “Hybrids”, all you really want to do is buil a ZoroRoc or ZoroLuc deck, and cut six cards to either add a 2-2 line of dewgong or slowking, and two triple acceleration energy. And now for the “rogue” Zoroark decks that I consider viable: ZoroGarb: Using Garbodor (GUR 51) trashalanche attack for a single energy attachment in the late game to demolish those big GXs, includes as tech Pókemon other psychic attackers such as Latios (SHL 41) and Nihilego (LOT 106). ZoroNinja: Uses greninja-GX (FOL 120) to spread damage and hit Fire Pókemon for weakness, and uses Acerola and super scoop-up for healing and reutilizo get abilities. ZoroMoth: Uses Venomoth-GX (UNB 12) and Lt. Surge’s Battle tactics for double the effect of Shinobi Mastery to deal huge damage and prevent Tag Team damage. Part 3: My lists and Conclusion Here are the lists that I use Fighting 4 Zorua (SHL 52) 4 Zoroark-GX (SHL 53) 1 Ditto <> (LOT 154) 1 Alolan Grimer (TEU 83) 1 Alolan Muk (UNB 58) 3 Rockruff (FOL *** 2 Lycanroc-GX (GUR 74) 1 Lycanroc-GX (TEU 2 Tapu Lele-GX (GUR 60) 1 Diance <> (FLI 74) 1 Marshadow & Machamp-GX (UNB 82) 1 Mew (UNB 76) 1 Field Blower 1 Multi Switch 4 Nest Ball 1 Pal Pad 1 Rescue Stretcher 4 Ultra Ball 3 Fighting Dojo 4 Lillie 2 Judge 3 Guzma 1 Acerola 1 Professor Kukui 2 Choice Band 1 Counter gain 5 Fighting 4 DCE Triple Acceleration 4 Zorua (SHL 52) 4 Zoroark-GX (SHL 53) 1 Ditto <> (LOT 154) 2 Tapu Lele-GX (GUR 60) 1 Alolan Grimer (TEU 83) 1 Alolan Muk (SUM 58) 1 Mew (UNB 76) 1 Meowth (UNB 147) 1 Persian (TEU 126) 1 Persian-GX (UNB 148) 2 Slowpoke (LOT 54) 2 Slowking (LOT 55) 2 Seel (UNB 44) 2 Dewgong (UNB 45) 2 Field Blower 4 Nest Ball 3 Pokemón Communication 4 Ultra Ball 2 Choice Band 1 Rescue Stretcher 2 Brooklet Hill 4 Lillie 2 Judge 3 Guzma 1 Acerola 4 Triple Acceleration Energy 3 DCE And now for my last list, a underrated variant: ZoroGarb 4 Zorua (SHL 52) 4 Zoroark-GX (SHL 53) 1 Ditto <> (LOT 154) 1 Gengar & Mimikiyu-GX (TEU 53) 1 Latios (SHL 41) 1 Mimikiyu (GUR 58) 2 Tapu Lele-GX (GUR 60) 1 Marshadow (SHL 45) 2 Trubbish (GUR 50) 2 Garbodor (GUR 51) 1 Alolan Grimer (TEU 83) 1 Alolan Muk (SUM 58) 1 Marshadow-GX (BUS 80) 1 Snorlax (UNB 158) 1 Mr Mime (TEU 66) 1 Mew (UNB 76) 2 Field Blower 1 Multi Switch 2 Mysterious Treasure 4 Ultra Ball 1 Counter Gain 1 Rescue Stretcher 4 Nest Ball 2 Lysandre Labs 4 Lillie 2 Judge 1 Acerola 3 Guzma 4 DCE 4 Psychic Energy And as a wrap up, I’d like to make an invitation to all those players who still haven’t tried Zoroark decks to do ************************************************************************* for those who have already tried it, tell me what you thought about and let me know any other ideas that could be added to my list of trainers and pokemón techs. Let me know if you think I got something wrong or if you have any advice for any of my decks. Thank you! ******I just learned that zoroark won in NAIC both in masters and seniors! I am glad that zoroark got one last huzzah! Before it leaves standard. For any of you interested, the winning deck list was Zoroark/Dewgong with Naganadel GX and Persian GX.********
  29. 3 points
    Honestly, I think this is it. (I was going to write a longer response, but imo this one sentence describes exactly what the problem is. There isn't much else I can add).
  30. 3 points
    What is making me then the special case? I don't judge people on what they have said in the past, I only check what they are writing in the thread I'm reading. And I won't start to change my votes/posts written after they have stated that they were wrong. Yes, there was a line : "But how? Maybe I am oblivious and I apologize for frustrating people. I was being toxic. " And I really believe the apology was genuine. But I believe if one wants to be at least slightly believable in their argumentation, and I genuinely just wanted to point out these things so all parties can learn, they simply can't use sentences like " Go play Super Mario and beat Bowser and save Princess Peach if you want a game with a goal." ps.If you are going and downvoting my previous posts, basing on the things I stated in this thread, you have all the rights do so. I couldn't care less.
  31. 3 points
    Have played around 3 months now, so relatively new to the game. Edit:and why am I getting downvoted for this? xD
  32. 2 points
    This is gonna make some grown man mildly happy. White cards: XQ2-222K-G7Q-Q9B (Burning Shadows) XZ2-4ZWR-2W4-R9X (Detective Pikachu 4 card) D6V-GYV4-6YC-P2Q (Detective Pikachu 4 card) 2VK-ZHLW-XVT-NL9 (Steam Siege) D4R-QRCT-YRM-M7R (Detective Pikachu 4 card) Y9V-ZY67-BZ2-6W6 (Detective Pikachu 4 card) 2QT-KZBC-NZC-QW6 (Detective Pikachu 4 card) RPN-HV9T-PZM-TC9 (Detective Pikachu 4 card) Z6C-RPKT-D4M-4RP (Detective Pikachu Case Files) 7X4-VHGP-JQ7-LHN (Detective Pikachu 4 card) 79V-L9VM-PVM-XV2 (Detective Pikachu 4 card) KMK-PPYK-P6K-QYQ (Detective Pikachu Charizard-GX Case File) VNV-ZJBV-4NV-THT (Detective Pikachu 4 card) YN2-YZLH-92B-TW9 (Detective Pikachu 4 card) V4J-KZXH-KCM-L9X (Detective Pikachu 4 card) 79R-XYHV-TGL-B6C (Detective Pikachu 4 card) DTB-BB6Y-MKR-KXN (Detective Pikachu Geninja-GX Case File) YHW-ZLT2-CYL-VK2 (Detective Pikachu 4 card) MWN-96LG-ZWL-7ND (Detective Pikachu Mewtwo-GX Case File) XMM-TC2H-CPT-PCJ (Detective Pikachu 4 card) ZQB-W6NZ-KZK-LPR (Detective Pikachu 4 card) Z76-PRG2-J6N-K4Q (Detective Pikachu 4 card) Green cards: T7Y-TWDH-YN2-XTV (Guardians Rising) TNH-QX4P-W72-WRZ (Crimson Invasion) 2VH-9KNN-V9N-P4N (Sun & Moon) VRD-4KNR-7RN-42V (Guardians Rising) MK4-DJRC-JQB-JHY (Sun & Moon) ZHT-9ZJJ-C2V-MHV (Crimson Invasion) WTM-9X66-WJV-2VD (Crimson Invasion) KWP-2G49-QCG-ML7 (Sun & Moon) Write a funny message about how you took all these codes and stomped some kid with the Charizard.
  33. 2 points
    I Just got my third blastoise GX. I should try something with them...
  34. 2 points
    Code Dump, don't know if these are redeemed or not yet but here are some assorted codes DCE-TDSA-9HX-3PJ Black & White Legendary Treasures NHN-CMRQ-CF4-AQF Black & White Legendary Treasures TBR-6PMG-FSN-5KD Black & White Legendary Treasures F6U-CGLX-7KG-96K Black & White Legendary Treasures V6T-WCQQ-3YH-MPH Black & White Legendary Treasures MJ6-FL9K-V6W-EDD Black & White Legendary Treasures AD7-M8LU-9BB-YLP Black & White Plasma Blast 48E-8E8L-J6G-QUM XY - Ancient Origins ***************6 XY - Roaring Skies VTH-F6XL-RGX-FDJ XY - Roaring Skies YJW-KJML-6H8-SCE Black & White Nobel Victories KNX-BJY3-5Q6-U7F Black & White Nobel Victories B8K-FF9U-DBN-X3X XY Base Set GG5-L6LY-RAD-9N5 XY Base Set XE5-RKJ6-BH5-3K6 XY Base Set NM3-BRUD-FT5-4PP XY Base Set NHP-SLHY-4HG-HH8 XY Base Set 39Y-P3TM-N9B-RL4 XY Base Set 8YQ-PHWE-6RX-8FQ XY Base Set PUX-PFQF-XMN-K8X XY Base Set KUF-PCJ3-TXN-YPV XY Base Set MML-UXEB-6HT-YAV Black & White Legendary Treasures SJ7-T7DK-F4N-J5T Black & White Legendary Treasures 449-5EJK-DXQ-5PR Black & White Legendary Treasures YNC-NGDY-Q9Z-6GY XY - Steam Siege XWG-WNHQ-MVR-ZHX XY - Steam Siege 29P-T2JL-74Y-WG9 XY - Steam Siege
  35. 2 points
    Hello! I am here today to tell you what cards you should invest in, for this year of battling in the physical TCG or online on the TCGO! POKEMON 1. 2-4 Zoroark GX (Shining Legends). WHY: If you play in standard, this is an important card for keeping consistency. With Professor Sycamore and N gone, a lot of pressure is on Cynthia. So Zoroark GX is going to be a highly seen card for it's trade ability until they can get a card like Sycamore or N back. Even if they do Zoroark GX will probably continue to explode just like it did last year winning the 2018 worlds. Even if you play in Expanded you will want to continuously keep an eye out for this card. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Persian GX, Dewgong (Unbroken Bonds), and Slowpoke (Lost Zone attack) 2. 3-4 Malamar (Forbidden Light). WHY: Simply for its amazing Physcic Recharge ability. You can throw this into just about any deck that relies on Physcic Energy acceleration. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Ultra Necrozoma GX, and Giritina (Lost Thunder) 3. Tapu- Lele GX 1-2 (Guardians Rising). WHY: Tapu-Lele GX will need to be there to use its Wonder Tag ability to seek out those Cynthia's and keep consistency. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Any deck 4. 3-4 Pikachu and Zekrom GX (Team Up). WHY: This card is a beast, mostly because it has so much great support as in Zeraora GX and Tapu-Koko Prism Star! Electro- power is a powerful card in this deck to help increase the damage delt. Electerocharger is also optional. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Listed in this section. 5. 2-4 Jirachi (Team Up). WHY: This card is amazing for finding that clutch supporter to help you in whatever situation. It is an amazing consistency card. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Any deck 6. 3-4 Zapdos (Team Up). WHY: This card is quick and effective! All decks that revolve around this deck have a quick setup and that is what the best decks have right now. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Guzma 7. 3-4 Reshiram and Charizard GX (Unbroken Bonds). WHY: With so many fire support coming out in cards like Salazzle, Volcanion, Arcinine, this deck should be able to accelerate energy easily and set up quick. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Volcanion, and Eevee and Snorlax GX 8. 3-4 Baby Blacephalon (Unbroken Bonds). WHY: For its amazing second attack. With cards like fire crystal, Welder, and Fiery Flint, this deck and other fire decks will shine. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Unknown currently. Fire Crystal, Welder, and Fiery Flint 9. 0-2 Dedenne GX (Unbroken Bonds). WHY: I say 0-4 because you don't need it yet. But when we lose Tapu-Lele, this card will fill in a few gaps. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: PikaRom and Zapdos 10. 3-4 Weezing (Unbroken Bonds). WHY: Surprisingly, this card has been making a splash in spread decks. Combined with T a p u - ***** o (GR) and Shrine of Punishment, this card spreads out damage quickly and really forces your opponent to make quick decisions regarding the safety of their benched Pokemon. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: The cards mentioned above plus Spell Tag 11. Volcanion (Unbroken Bonds). WHY: This card is now a staple in fire decks. All variants of ReshiZard usually run 4 of this card. It also has a solid attack in high-heat blaze. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: ReshiZard 12. Marshadow (Shining Legends). WHY.: This card is great for them one. After you have played everything you can just let loose. This card is great drawing support and it can also be used to disrupt your opponent in the early or late game. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Seems to be Zapdos and PikaRom. TRAINERS 1. 3-4 Cynthia (Ultra Prism). WHY: The best draw supporter in standard. A staple in any deck. Probably even expanded. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Anything 2. 2-4 Guzma (Burning Shadows). WHY: This is like a better version of Lysandre. Great for getting out of a tough situation. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Zoroark Variants, ReshiZard, PikaRom, Zapdos, and Hoops Stall 3. 2-3 Green's Exploration (Unbroken Bonds). WHY: If you run a no ability deck, then this card is PERFECT for keeping c o n s i s t e n c y but it can be hard to use. But if you can pull it off, then you can change the tempo. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH:ReshiZard 4. 3-4 Lillie (Sun and Moon base, and Ultra Prism, might be another one in the future). WHY: It is a great draw support card that goes well with decks like Malamar, Zapdos Etc. Being able to draw into a bigger hand especially when you only have 1-3 cards in your hand is great. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Zoroark Variants, Malamar, Zapdos, and PikaRom 5. 0-X All of the fire support ( Unbroken Bonds). WHY: Because cards like fire crystal, Welder, and much more. Fire type decks will be as strong as ever this season and next season. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: ReshiZard, and Baby Blacephalon 6. Mysterious Treasure 2-4 (Forbidden Light). WHY: This is a great card for searching your deck and finding cards like Malamar, Tapu-Lele GX, W e e z i n g. Beginning at the start of Nest season, this will be the only "efficient" Ball search card. MOST POPULARLY SEEN WITH: Malamar variants and Weezing Spread. CARDS THAT ARE HAVING BRIEF SUCCESS (in my opinion): Lucario and Melmetal GX, Honchkrow GX, Quagsire, Vileplume (Burning Shadows) CARDS THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE BRIEF SUCCESS (in my opinion): Trevenant (XY Base) (Expanded) POSSIBLE MAJOR THREATS FOR THE FUTURE ( not to say that these cards are already a threat): Shedinja (Lost Thunder), Dewgong (Unbroken Bonds), Greninja & Zoroark GX (Unbroken Bonds), Cherish Ball ( Being released later).I POTENTIAL ADDITIONS: Persian GX, Eevee and Snorlax GX, and Marshadow (Unbroken Bonds), Zebstika (Lost Thunder), Hoopa (Shining Legends), Spirittomb (Unbroken Bonds), Shrine Of Punishment, and Viridian Forest POTENTIAL ELIMINATIONS: Weezing (Unbroken Bonds) I am hoping that you all know about the other basic cards you will want it you don't already have like for example, Ultra Ball. If you don't know what a lot of these cards do, you could look them up on websites like the Pokemon website or sites like pokelecctor. I will try to update this a couple of times a week. Thank you all for reading this! The Censor Bot forced me to space out some material and it still blocked out some.
  36. 2 points
    I'd recommended that you add one ore two colorless type GXs/EXs or you could use oranguru SM as an offensive attacker. (Oranguru is an insanely useful card and I'd recommend it in almost any deck) Have a nice day!
  37. 2 points
    It says attacks. The ability doesn't block other pokemon's abilities or anything. It only blocks the attacks of your opponent's GX pokemon. That should make it clear why he was able to knock out both of your pokemon
  38. 2 points
    i dont know where you are from,, because where im from, the USA our internet is fine. I dont even recall the last time i got disconnected from the game randomly. I can also verify that other players from the USA and Europe has fine connections. You can go watch streamers play and see that they can stream for hours on end with no issues. If you are from america, id suggest you contacting your isp or network admin to check for packet loss/ping/stability, it could be a physical issue or a rerouting issue. 13 out of 38 games is a lot. Im willing to bet its an isp routing or hardware issue Im pretty sure the devs care, otherwise they wouldnt even both updating the game. Every tech company deals with bugs, its part of being in the tech industry. there are 2 kind of people in this world, ones who speak 0s and 1s and everyone else. This would be cool, but i completely understand why they wouldnt bring it back, if they did bring it back they would essentially have to keep bringing it back for the life of the game. Otherwise people will just make a new thread complaining about how they should bring it back. Let whats gone be gone. Sniping is a great part of the game, if you chose to partake in it, you risk losing out for not being careful, yes these people are cruddy but at the end of the day, its the person who accepts a trades own fault. But lets be honest here, half the trades in pub are bad, doesnt mean that they did anything wrong, lots of players just dont know prices or want a lot for their cards. Reporting all these trades dont do a thing, ive suggested in the past that blocked players should apply to pub as well, so if a certain player (lets call him alex) is making offers you dont want to see, all of alex trades will be blocked.
  39. 2 points
    @LuckyLucario94 As stated elsewhere in the forum by other members the resources for the game are quite limited and the devs have to work with the Unity engine so it can work cross platform like it does now.
  40. 2 points
    I've been a huge fan of Pokemon since it's release. The cards have always been something that have made me very happy collecting them even today as an adult. I've played many hours of the online TCG. I played mostly back in 2013. It saddens me to come back now, 6 years later to see that very little has changed. The card game feels uninspired and seems as just a way for this mega corporation to rake in cash from children. Like it's just a cheap coat of paint and it's being held together by string. And it's really a game that I care about because why would I bother to make a forum post if I didn't care? I see what the game is, and then I see what it could be. PTCGO has been out for roughly 7-8 years? Since HGSS's release IIRC. The card game to me feels terribly neglected. They follow the same formula every expansion. The fact they have vastly overpowered cards with Team Up that can be played your first turn and then a few energy later you're completely unstoppable just feels like lazy design because the developers have run out of ideas for mechanics of the game. I also don't see how it has been this long and the animations are still the exact same as when I was playing 6 years ago? The art design of the game's characters are awful. Not the art of the cards, which I know for certain was not designed by the same creators. The art of the people in the game. They remind me of a training software program I had to do when I got a job working in retail. They need to completely gut the outer layers of the game, new UI, new character art, new animations. I also am completely amazed that PTCGO has NOT moved to mobile. Mobile gaming is a HUGE source of revenue for TCGs. The switch? NINTENDO?! HELLO?! HUGE PILE OF MONEY RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU! What 9 year old doesn't have a phone or a tablet? Elder Scrolls Legends, Magic, are both on mobile, the developers need to learn from what their competitors are doing and see what makes their TCGs great and see what can be done to make this TCG better than it's current sad state. I hate for this to be a totally negative thread. I do find the TCG fun. But when you're starting as a new player or coming back after a while and all of your old cards no longer work in the current meta, it feels like a waste. I appreciate the work that the developers have put into the game, it's a good start, but it seems like they've had little progress over the years and they've just been releasing new sets for the game without anything else being updated.
  41. 2 points
    I've never paid attention to the little code cards in my pack until I read one of the cards one day and only then found out they had an online game, that leads me to believe it used to be more popular than it is now. So, how many of you are new players? I assume most of you have played a bit longer or have decided to revisit the game
  42. 2 points
    Well you're still here lmao idk how i feel about that
  43. 2 points
    You do know that they are outdated a lot of times ? Besides its not only community service, they earn from what they do for the community. So I think they are fairly appreciated if you talk about the community outside this forum !
  44. 2 points
    Look for yourself I don't want to draw attention to any of those posts just in case this person(s) hasn't seen it yet and wants to take it further, or if they haven't targeted those posts as I am not sure which these posts were down-voted or by whom or even when they got voted on just what I saw and what I came up with. I could easily be far from the truth but it's a theory. Just look for any comments that have the red icon and click to find out what's being said. There are some that are just random and have no reason to be down-voted (or even up-voted mind you it might just be someone trying to counter the down-votes honestly.) Don't confuse debating with arguing two very different ways of communication as where debating is done in a more intellectual and formal way as opposed to arguing where it can lead to a hostile environment due to it becoming personal e.g personal opinions as opposed to facts. You and I are debating no personal attacks and everything is formal as opposed to informal and insulting. If you argue with someone and make that person feel stupid then that's where it can take an ugly turn. You don't even need to say the person is stupid. if you insinuate it as if the knowledge is "common sense" or they brought up a "trivial topic" especially to someone who is new you can come off as sour or rude. People need to understand new players come and go all the time and they will have questions or make suggestions that have been said before or unique but that doesn't mean to bombard them negative feedback or make snide comments. Agreed. I only researched as I don't know much about her seeing as I am fairly new to the forums myself. My intention was not to judge her but to come to a conclusion or theory on why this may or may not be happening to her. I also expressed no one deserves to be treated like this but it's happening apparently and as someone who watches too many shows like Elementary and HTGAWM I tend to snoop. - Just call me Snoop Moussy
  45. 2 points
    There are a lot of things that can be improved: Play Battle Compressor + VS Seeker Your deck runs Eggs and has to hit multiple 1-off energy in the discard to deal optimal damage from turn 2 onwards, yet you omitted the best trainer card to get everything you need into your discard pile. I mean Shuckle, seriously? Speaking of the discard pile, where are your bloody VS seeker? Don't play bad Eggs Expanded gives you access to Exeggcute with Propagation, use them. Furthermore, I'd play a 3-1 split in favour of the grass Exeggutor. With 160 HP you are dead to one hit ********** your weakness doesn't really matter, yet on the other hand I see more cards being played at the moment that are weak to Grass, than weak to Dragon, thus a 3-1, rather than a 2-2 split. Play a better Ace Spec Masterball is arguable amongst the bottom 3 ace spec cards. If you can't afford a Computer Search, or a Dowsing Machine, I'd go for Life Dew or Scoop Up Cyclone. Use Juniper Your decks strength is based on how easy you can set up. Your basic Pokemon can return from the discard pile indefinitely and all it takes is one energy to attack. Don't play those bad Standard supporters, use the good cards that Expanded provides you with. Cut those dog**** Pokemon What are those horrible Pokemon doing on your bench? Get rid of them and play better ones. This is a rough drat that should cost you very little, yet will improve the consistency immensely. Furthermore, I'd also like to point out that your early results don't really ********** Bomberboy said, 75% win rate with a deck like this is actually quite decent. However, you'll probably soon enter an Elo range where you'll face top tier meta decks in every game and then the real test begins. That is, if they fix the bug with Seismitoad EX by that point...
  46. 2 points
    Getting downvoted on single post and getting spam-downvoted on multiple posts just because you got picked by someone are two very different things. I think everyone have rights to downvote every post they (strongly) disagree with but when the downvoting is done just to systematically affect one player's reputation, without even reading posts, is where I would think the line of what can be considered good taste is grossed especially if, as mentioned in the thread, the person is using multiple accounts(thing that itself is against terms of use). That being said, I'm not really taking any side on this thread and stay behind what I wrote 10 days ago.
  47. 2 points
    Before you submit a Support Ticket, you may want to check your Settings for the game. To do this, you need to login to the main Pokémon site (on the left sidebar). Look at your Pokémon TCG Online Settings, to make sure your Social Preferences allow you to have friends. You can choose "Open," which most players use, or you can customize which you will use. To submit a Support Ticket, if you're still unsure, click the Customer Service link at the very bottom of any page. Once in the Support Portal, sign in (upper right), then choose the appropriate section. Start the Support Ticket by clicking Contact Us on that page.
  48. 2 points
    Welcome Sevrim. You've been told a lot of useful tips. From what I can see from your deck, you still have all Standard pokémon but deck relies on Expanded trainers. Awkward this could seem, it's a possible combination but I suggest you check the Expanded pokémon too for if anything might help your deck to improve. There are very good Dark cards and Dark type ruled the format for a while with Yveltal-EX+Darkrai-EX and more. Not telling you you have to include that cards into your deck but I would check Expanded dark type pokémon anyway just in case. On the other hand 90 damage+30 to bench, doesn't seem too much for our +200HP Tag teams of today. Either way will go on with the idea and I'd mainly focus into still better trainers to move the deck faster. First is first and any Expanded deck should have an Ace spec card. They are 13 in the game and although in a budget or starting the game Computer search or Dowsing machine can seem very expensive, there are other that can fit any deck and still good like Scramble switch or Scoop up cyclone. Also Master ball or tools like Life dew or Rock guard. Take a look at them. As per the rest, note you have only 6 basic pokémon. This tends to concede Mulligans quite often. I'd add a second N (or a Judge if fits the strategy) just in case you can use it as 1st turn Supporter to restrict the hand of opponent more often. VS Seeker... so huge card. Trade until have 4 in collection. When it was still standard, any deck had 4, ever. It remains certainly powerful and 3 is the minimum count in any Meta deck nowadays and a lot include Dowsing machine that could be used as the 4th (to get a Supporter back to hand) or to get a Vs Seeker back to hand (which would let you decide which Supporter to get depending the evolution of the turns). If a deck runs 3, I personally add the 4th if I can replace anything most of the times, love it, and Pal pad becomes close to useless having 4 Seekers. Thinking about Expanded dark trainers, Dark patch comes fast to mind. Attach energies from discard to dark pokémon, not useful for EevSnorlax but still very useful for Umbreon if you need to attach the DCE by hand and attack that turn. A common combo in dark decks along with Battle compressor. This can be also huge to use your Vs seeker. No Supporter in hand? Vs seeker and Compressor? Let's discard the desired supporter and some energies. Voilà, Supporter plus use of Dark patch, all together. You want to thin your deck? You're not going to use a certain card anymore? You want to rise probability of drawing something? Battle compressor makes it. 1-off usually need to be very useful to be in. Some cards don't help too much having just 1. Acro bike for example. Although helps also to discard things and could be good with Vs seeker and Dark patch, just 1 won't make your day. If it's a piece of your strategy add 2, or 3 or 4. If not, just 1 off becomes randomly used so most of the times don't helps too much. IMO same happens with Pal pad (If Vs seeker enough) or Pokedex. There are other quite staple cards for Expanded that should be mentioned and you could add 1-off as they are useful almost in any stage of the game: Super rod, Rescue stretcher, and Special charge (if Special energy in the deck). And of course, Ultra ball. Although you get your evolutions through an ability, Gardobor [Garbotoxin] still can be a contender in Expanded (no abilities) and Wobbuffet [Bide barricade] raised popularity lately in some decks. Ultra ball gets you any pokémon, and synergizes with Vs seeker or Dark patch too. About Supporters, Vs seeker can make you reduce the number of some and have a wider variety of it. You included some "not very Meta". P Center lady has never been widely used, Tate & Liza seems good in paper but it's also a non used card. For the rest, is fine although I'd change the numbers and still remove some just because of space needed (like Lt Surge that could become useful). I'd like to add one Faba also to each Expanded deck, but sometimes there's just no space. Karen is another that could be staple but the risk to face a Night march these days is quite lower than it was before. Still 1 is in a lot of decks though. Lysandre always liked to me although Guzma barely replaced it. Another card you need to know is Giratina PR XY184. Is not played because Break are residual although lately I've found some Greninja with the new Detective Pikachu card and Trevenant is still a contender in any tournament. Based on your deck I'd try something like this at first and then change things after some games based on what you missed and what you never use from the deck. The stadium could be a different one having Darkrai+1 Switch for retreats? Or add a 3rd Stadium? The strategy of discarding is not working and would be better to cut the Compressors? Would it work faster with 3 Acro bike? You don't find the special energies, the Supporters, other? (Add Energy loto, or Poke Gear 3.0, or...). No need of Rod or Stretcher? A 4th Seeker would give you a win often? You miss Pal pad? One less Sycamore and 1 more N or Lillie? 1-1 Guzma/Lysandre instead of 2 Guzma? It was better the 3-1 Umbreon GX/Non GX than my 2-2? You got a better Ace spec? You traded for some techs like Tapu Lele GX, Mew [Bench barrier] or other? Changes, you know 😉 ##Pokémon - 11 * 4 Eevee SUM 101 * 2 Umbreon LOT 120 * 2 Umbreon-GX PR-SM 36 * 2 Eevee & Snorlax-GX TEU 191 * 1 Darkrai-EX DEX 63 ##Trainer Cards - 37 * 1 Scramble Switch PLS 129 * 3 VS Seeker PHF 109 * 3 Cynthia UPR 119 * 2 Professor Sycamore PHF 101 * 2 N DEX 96 * 2 Lillie SUM 147 * 2 Guzma BUS 115 * 1 Erika’s Hospitality TEU 140 * 1 Super Rod DRV 20 * 1 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130 * 2 Professor's Letter XY 123 * 1 Energy Retrieval EVO 77 * 1 Switch HS 102 * 1 Special Charge STS 105 * 2 Choice Band GRI 121 * 1 Field Blower GRI 125 * 2 Dark Patch DEX 93 * 2 Battle Compressor Team Flare Gear PHF 92 * 3 Nest Ball SUM 123 * 2 Wishful Baton BUS 128 * 1 Black Market {*} TEU 134 * 1 Altar of the Moone GRI 117 ##Energy - 12 * 4 Double Colorless Energy * 8 Darkness Energy Total Cards - 60
  49. 2 points
    Coming from a software developer this is how it can happen. We developers create things called Functions which allows us to re-use code which is used often. That way, if you need to change it you only need to change it it one place rather than a bunch of places. I'm not sure of how Seismitoad EX is bugged since I've never played it but an example is one of it's attacks could be re-using a Function that a bunch of other cards use. The Function might not check that it's Seismitoad EX doing the attack and therefore isn't doing the correct Function which is causing the bug. As for punishing people who exploit the bug, I do believe that should happen but I don't believe it should be permanent.
  50. 2 points
    @Sakura150612, @Felidae_, @Otakutron, @harshu & others who may read: ^^ Maybe you guys aren't aware of what's been happening? And if you were, you might have good suggestions? @Staff and @Moderators, you need to change the daily "downvote" limit back to once daily, like it was in the old Forums software. DISCLAIMER: As I said before, I'm not fond of this Reputation system in the first place. I don't "downvote" anything or anyone as a practice. I don't believe other player's complaints about the game, suggestions, or ideas should reflect on them personally. That's not to say I won't disagree, but I respond in writing with those thoughts, rather than clicking a button. If it's not worthy of a written response, then it's properly ignored. Imagine this scenario... We're all just cartoon characters (right?). I'm not going to name anyone. There's someone in the Forums (and perhaps more than one) who feels jilted for some reason. Maybe they did or said something disrespectful? ...Maybe selfish? They may have been caught breaking the rules? ...Maybe deceptive trades? ...Maybe they even got temporarily banned? Heck, they may have learned their lesson, and tried to make amends. Yet, all efforts to turn this mistake around might have failed. To them, this all seems unfair. In an anonymous forum system, other players started downvoting them, relentlessly. Everything they write afterward, even good or helpful posts, seems to be ill-received. They find that the Pokémon Forums is not a "forgiving" place. Payback. Their reputation (stupid rating system) has been decimated. And while they may not be "hurt" personally, they still recognize the unfairness. ...both in their standing, and the others who won't give them any slack. Maybe they see it all as a joke? "Okay," they say, "I can play this game too." After creating other accounts, they start the daily exercise of "Upvoting" themselves. Almost too rapidly, hoping no one will notice, they go from a very bad (negative) rating to one that's more respectable. Maybe it's still in the negative, but they're gaining. At the same time, they've decided to show others what it feels like. So, every day they select people they don't like, or feel created their problem, and they "Downvote" all their posts (indiscriminately). They get a good laugh with this payback, and are purposely driving other player's "reputations" into the abyss they know. It's happening. NOW. Every day. Using a daily limit of 10 Downvotes, maybe with other accounts, is this what the rating system is intended for? Is it not "bullying" when innocent players get caught up in this campaign? ...Unaware of why?
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