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Chris 2.1
3rd August 2005, 09:10 AM
As you may have seen, TML is leaving ASB and as a result, the forum has been placed in the care of myself and Razor Leaf.

As Head Mods in this forum we will be both working together to make ASB as great as it can be. We are planning some interesting ideas in the ASB forum over the next few weeks, and if anybody has feedback then they are more than welcome to contact either one of us through PM.

This post will be sticked and is basically to alert everyone of what's going on in the forum. It will be updated as regularly as needs be by either me or Razor Leaf.

Our first task is going to be moving all old/DQ-ed battles to the ASB archive. Originally this was for old matches on the old ASB server, but we feel the forum needs a spring clean.

Furthermore, we are going to be launching some more businesses, and if the activity picks up, then a Tournament may or may not begin. Of course, Tournaments will not be too commonplace, but there will be ways for any ASB-ers to voice their ideas and showcase some potential tournament ideas.

Reffing will be monitored closely to ensure that the quality of Reffing is maintained. We are also hoping to include a Loyalty System to battling and reffing, which will be explained as time goes on. This is to reward those who stay with us for long periods of time. Reffing for a certain amount of time will also be rewarded.

As there is just me and Dan, we will of course need a new Mod. Over the course of the next few weeks we will be looking at various potential candidates and deciding who, if anyone, should be modded.

So for now, I hope you all enjoy ASB and the changes we are going to implement in the future. Thanks.

RaZoR LeAf
3rd August 2005, 03:59 PM
OK, first things first, Chris and I are discussing a lot of things, and soon we'll put up a suggestions topic for people to share ideas. In the meantime, we're going to clean out the Towers and Businesses forum of all the old topics left behind from the old ASB and the revamping period.

Now alot of the topics, especially the businesses were staryed by you guys, like the Egg parks, and Safari Zones, or the Tournements. So We're giving you two weeks to go in and get any information you may want to keep from those topics, before we delete them.

Chris 2.1
4th August 2005, 08:44 AM
Just so you know, guys: The next Contest is now up in the Business and Tournaments forum, and they will be posted up there every month. The Contest Hall of Fame, however, will remain in the ASB Towers. Furthermore, the Chunky Clefable Cafe is now open, so if anyone wants to pop in for a chat then feel free :D.

Chris 2.1
4th August 2005, 04:40 PM
UPDATE


A new system is being implemented in ASB called the Loyalty Points System. It involves people getting points for their time in ASB. This is to hopefully keep people from simply leaving without a second glance.

If, a month after today, your activity has been moderate to high, you will receve 2 points as part of the Loyalty Points System. A Mod will PM you telling you that you are eligible for the 2 point bonus. Obviously you will need to post in the Bank so it can be updated.

If anybody claims to have recieved points when they have not been PMed, they will be fined double. And yes, you can have a negative Bank Balance.

This also applies for reffings. If you ref frequently over the next month you will recieve the same 2 point prize. This is to help increase reffing activity as referees are scarce these days.


Thanks everyone,
Chris.

Chris 2.1
11th August 2005, 04:06 PM
*Appears*

News Update.

-The ASB Towers and Business and Tournaments have been spring cleaned by Razor Leaf. Thanks Dan. Now they are sparkly and less cluttered with old things.

-Incidentally, the ASB Tower forum has a new addition - the ASB Suggestion Topic. We want to make sure you know that we are open for critiscism and if you have problems with the way things are run, or have suggestions, or have queries, they can be posted in there and one of us will get back to you as soon as we can.

-Finally, the ideas for the first ASB Tournament are finally coming together. In fact, as I type this, the golden document full of tidbits of information is being sent to Razor Leaf over MSN. But you can't see! We're going to look at things and finalise things before we start one.

Of course, with a tournament, we will need refs. And since many will want to be battling, there will be an increased rate of pay for refs who ref in the tournament. More on this as it comes.


That's all for now. Keep battling!

RaZoR LeAf
19th August 2005, 04:31 PM
NEWS UPDATE

We seem to be updating a lot these days. Anyway, not really much to add.

* The Egg Centre has permanently lowered it's prices to 1 Point per egg. So if you fancy a random pokemon, stop by and grab yourself a shell covered surprise.

* I know the release date in the UK for Emerald is a long way off, but October is a long time to wait anyway. In any case, we're now allowing Emerald Move tutor attacks in ASB. Most up to date Pokedexes should have these listed. They can generally be identified as GSC TM moves.

* To go with the Emerald Moves, we've also added a new one off move to the attack list. It's not an anime move as far as I know, so I guess it's unique for our ASB I guess. It's the atttack Shadow Rush as seen in Colloseum, used by Shadow Pokemon. As per the game it is a typeless attack with recoil damage. Here's the details:

Shadow Rush (---)
The user becomes surrounded in a darkness that is unlike either Ghost or Dark type energy. Fuelled with frustration the pokemon charges forward attacking with all it's strength. Though physical, the attack will damage any pokemon type with a normal amount of damage. Due to the force of the attack, some recoil damage is taken.

Similar to Frustration but a bit more powerful and it works against any pokemon type to deal regular damage. Any pokemon can learn it, not just those who were shadowed in Colloseum. It's not much, but it's another attack you may wish to use for fun.

Chris 2.1
26th August 2005, 06:06 PM
Hey everybody.

We still do not have a date for the Tournament but we can tell you it is coming up soon. A big prize, a big chance to battle and a big number of matches will hopefully make it a sure hit.

We have a 'new' member to ASB - Silencer, who has returned back to the ASB community. Good luck in ASB, Silencer!

And finally, we have a Ref of the Month. Since people seem highly unenthusiastic about refs, it will be monitored by me and Razor Leaf unless we get votes. Of course, this month we have to hand it to Chris Watarimono for his superb hand in helping the reffing crisis in ASB. Chris you get 10 points and a free catch/evolution. Remember to link to here or the Reffing Tower when using the 10 points or free catch/evolution.

That's all for now!

Chris 2.1
2nd September 2005, 05:09 PM
Update.

New Members


We are pleased to announce 3 new members in ASB!

-Pyroking
-Xovad
-Pikachu101

Hope you guys enjoy ASB!


Tournament Info


Yes sir we finally have a Tournament underway! An official ASB Tournament. It will begin on the SIXTEENTH OF SEPTEMBER and will be between 16 competetors. All information will be posted on the 16th. Be sure to get all your Pokemon evolved and toughened up! This tourney will throw them every witch way with an assortment of battle styles to test even the best of us.

So get ready!


Contest news

Congratulations to Wolfsong for winning the August Pokemon Contest. And comiserations to Chris Watarimono, who fell 2nd by a mere 3% fatigue. Tough break :(. But all is not lost - Chris has recently aquired a Combusken and Haunter to his team, so we can guess he'll be ripping into the Tournament. Watch out!



That's all for now. Peace out.

Chris 2.1
11th September 2005, 04:37 PM
Just a small update today.


Tournament Draws near...


Yes, it is only 5 days until we begin the ASB Tournament! Excited? I hope so. I know I am. It is really time for everyone to make last-minute preparations and evolutions and whatnot. But until the 16th, details are hush-hush and kept closely guarded by me and Dan. I think everyone will really enjoy the set-ups and situations you'll be thrown into. And the prize is quite good, too....


Term starts


Well for many of us, school has started and I have just finished my first week of college. It may be a more strained time for all of us, but everyone please try to remember reffings and battles if you're busy. Post in the absence tower if you're going to be away for more than 3 days.



September Contest

6 Hopefulls have signed up for the September Pokemon Contest. Anyone wanting to apply to be a Contest Judge (and ref the October Contest) see the Reffing Tower, ASB Basics, or simply PM me and I'll explain everything. This month, the contest is slightly smaller, and this month I have also custom-made the ribbon instead of recolouring and editing the Battle Tower one from Ru/Sa ^^.


Blatant Advertising


Yes, it is shameful, but I am blatantly advertising my new fic. The Pokemon Masters League (A Tribute to ASB) is a fic based on the expiriences and wonderment of lovely old ASB itself! When I started here, I thought the goings on here would be perfect for a fic and have put pen to paper. A number of members have already been written into chapters and many more are going to do so.

The fanfic takes place in a large village where The Pokemon Masters League takes place. All the characters, Towers and events are here. I'd love feedback from ASB members, so check out the link below to have a read! Ch1 is up now.

The Pokemon Masters League (A Tribute to ASB) (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=42828.0)

*phew* Blatancy out the way. Thanks!

Chris 2.1
22nd September 2005, 11:59 AM
UPDATE

The Tournament

As I write this, we need 5 more competetors for the Tournement. Don't be shy, come on! If you're recently approved then don't worry. People are paired up so that you won't face foes too strong. It also counts for EXP for your Pokemon, so it's essentially having a 4th battle slot. It should be great fun!

The Tournament is taking place in the Official TML Stadium, to show Becca that she won't be forgotten too easily! (If you're reading this Becca, erm...hi!)


Contest News

Hmm the Contest is moving slowly. Andrew's busy so he hasn't much time on here. So not much happening in Contest Land.

*Hangs head* I'm sorry...

CH2 of The Pokemon Masters League is up. Link in my sig. Sorry for the blatancy.


That's all, folks!

RaZoR LeAf
1st October 2005, 04:14 PM
TOURNAMENT BEGINS

Yep, the Tournament has now started, and all 16 battlers will soon get a chance to battle it out for the grand prize of.. some stuff I've forgotten right now. Chris will smack me for forgetting. Anyway, positions in it are now closed, so for any newcomers, you'll just have more time to prepare until the next one is held.

ASB CHRISTMAS TREE

Members of ASB who have been here long enough to recall the Christmas Tree will be glad to hear it will be here in December. For those who don't know, it's basically a place where you can indulge in the 'Give and Receive'ness of the Holiday Season. If you want to share out some points with your friends, or buy them an egg, you can do it here without any regards for general rules.

ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE

It can't all be fun and games, have to be a mod sometime or another. Harassing a referee or battler in any way, be it through Private Message, Instant Messenger or in the topic directly will face being DQ'd from their battle, and their opponent receiving full points no matter what stage the battle is at. Harassment of the banker will result in Points being deducted from accounts (including going into Negative numbers). Obviously further harassment will go further than ASb and will be taken up with the entire forum mods.

THE SEPTEMBER POKEMON CONTEST
By Chris 2.0

Unfortunately this months contest was cut short - Tourney information and a busy time for all meant the final match was cut short. Normally I would have panned it out but I know both Darkfire and Chris W are busy so we may have taken some time.

The winner is Darkfire and her Bulbasaur, Ambrosia. They are now up in the Hall of Fame.

The October Contest is going to be posted and judged by my lovely assistant Vermillion. As usual it will have 8 competetors. Old and new may join, so don't be shy!

NO BLATENT ADVERTISING

I'm not advertising anything. Yay me!

Chris 2.1
16th October 2005, 11:23 AM
NEWS, NEWS, NEWS!


Tournament Info:
With R1 so far getting round about halfway through, the Tournament is so far a sucess. As of now Charles Legend is the only one who has made it to the second round, but there will be many more to come. Good luck to all competing.

Contests...?
I must stress the time factor in contests makes it much more demanding than normal battles. We are still slugging behind this month and I would hate to hand the Tournament to someone when it is half-finished, like last month. So please remember, amid the battles and tournaments, that the October Contest is nestled in the B&T forum. Those competing check to see when you are to post your appeals.

Egg Center
A couple of things. Since we are fast approaching Halloween we will be running a special themed offer at the Egg center!

Buy a Mystery Egg, and the chances of getting a Dark or Ghost Pokemon will be significantly higher leading up to October 31st. Furthermore, the shiny rate for Mystery Eggs will also be much higher! Get down there now to take advantage of this fabulous offer. Offer ends November 1st.

Look out for other holiday-related bargains too.

Furthermore, with the Christmas Tree coming soon (end of November/early December - date to be confirmed) there can be some slight tweaks to the egg process.

If you want an egg for a friend, and you want them to recieve it in egg-form, you can pay 2 points and have the Egg placed in a special incubator until you want to give the egg to a friend. This offer opens now. So you come in, pay us and your egg will be safe until you wish to give it to someone. Once you take it out it will take 3 days to hatch.

Alternatively you can buy an egg, let it hatch and give the baby to a friend. Or you could get a Pokemon from the Approval Tower if you know exactly what they want. Points can also be given. All gifts will be posted in the Christmas Tree topic, coming soon.


*Sigh*....Not again....

Ch3 of the ASB fic is up. Go see! Go read! Go reply! Please?

S.I.R!

With the Tournament we have 6 designed referees. However many of them are IN battles themselves and some are just way too busy. If you perhaps want to help with the reffing situation, or else missed the chance to post to be a Tourney Ref, then you can be a S.I.R! A S.I.R is a standing-in ref.

Just post in a Tourney match (without a ref of course) and volunteer to ref. S.I.R's will recieve slightly less points than standard refs, which will change from Round to Round. For example, reffing Round 1 matches earns you 3 points, but a S.I.R will recieve 2 points.



Th-Th-That's all, folks!

Toodles.

Chris 2.1
4th November 2005, 06:02 PM
UPDATE

Tournament News

In a spectacular match, Andrew defeated Darkfire and is now on his way into the second round of the ASB Tournament. Well done, Andrew! Many matches are underway and I think we have only two which have not yet begun. Good luck everyone!

Furthermore I have to stress I am not really happy with the activeness of refs. I know everyone has a life, and prioirities, and I am not trying to eradicate them. However so many of the matches are deteriorating and I have felt the need to take over the reffing for one match to keep it consistent. Remember this kind of thing loses the flow if we wait three weeks for someone to post. Please try and keep on top of things everyone.


Contests

The October Contest is still chugging away. Everyone is so busy it's really ground down. Of course we will persevere, and make sure it IS completed. After all it was started in October, so it's the October Contest. However, the November Contest WILL have to start some time in November.

The November Contest has some nice twists in it, TBA tells me. Sounds like a good idea. Everyone in the Oct Contest, keep it regular and try not to forget.


The Battle Frontier

In the Towers is a Battle Frontier feedback thread. A discussion on the direction we want to go in terms of introducing the Battle Frontier into 2006. Check there for the facts, and please everyone give your thoughts. A link is below. Thanks.

Battle Frontier: Thoughts? (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43119.0)

Egg Center

The Hallowe'en Promotion has now ended. Look out for Christmas promotions.


My Fic....Yay

Ch5 is up. Andrew guest stars as himself! Link in my sig.


That's all, folks!

Thanks for your time, guys!

RaZoR LeAf
30th November 2005, 04:28 PM
December 1st - The Countdown to Christmas/Hanukkah Begins
Because we're multi cultural.


ASB Christmas Tree (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43238.0)

The Christmas Tree makes it's appearance today letting you indulge in your good natures and share with your fellow battlers. Be sure to check it often, as you never know if someone is going to give you anything.

Battle Frontier (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43119.0)

This is just an idea, but it's not getting as many opinions as we thought it would. Even if you reply to say you don't like it, we'd still like to hear your thoughts on the subject.

October / November Contest

Alas there was no November Contest, but the end of the October contest saw myself, narrowly missing out on winning. The winner was of course Chris Watarimono (whose name I can now spell without having the double check) and his Elekid. Well done Chris.

Good Luck to everyone taking part in the December Contest.

Reffing Tower

There are both new Mock Battles and Mock Contests up should anyone want to try out for reffing, or to increase their rank.

Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness Moves

Since it's worldwide release, any new moves that are learnt by pokemon in Gale of Darkness are now legal tender. If you don't know what they are you can find them here (http://www.serebii.net/xd/pokemon-attacks.shtml)

Egg Centre Promotion

The ASB Egg Centre is having a Promotion. Up until December 25th, there are increased chances of getting an Ice Type from a Hydro Egg, as well as increased chances of getting a shiny.




Edit: Changed my mind about the promotion date: Chris

Chris 2.1
17th December 2005, 10:35 AM
Update: December 17th


ASB Christmas Tree (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43238.0)

Well we have a mere 8 days left until Christmas, so if you haven't already given out some festive cheer, then visit the Christmas Tree! Make sure to visit regularly, as you never know who might be giving you a gift!


Smeargle

Now I know a few people have the sketching Smeargle on their team, and there has been debate on how exactly this will work out. We have decided on how Sketch will work:


Sketch:
Sketch is used by a Smeargle immediately after an opponent uses another move. The move in question is immediately added to the Smeargle’s moveset until the end of the battle. The Smeargle’s art can provide whatever focus (club for Bone Club, for instance) or body shape (wing for Wing Attack, for instance) is necessary to perform the move, and ALL moves are susceptible to being Sketched. Period. Excellent accuracy.


If a Smeargle is used in battle, it can use sketch up to 25 times. The referee will have to keep a log (in each round) of what moves Smeargle has learned. When Smeargle is KO'ed, it loses those moves and starts fresh in its next match.


If you know people who this should apply to, PM them the information. A similar post will be made in the Attack List Beta.



Battle Frontier (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43119.0)

This will be launched in 2006, but a date is not set. For those unaware of what the Battle Frontier is, then I have written below a short summary of it.

In Pokemon Emerald, upon defeating the Elite 4, you are able to catch a boat to the Battle Frontier. It is an exclusive area of battling for only the strongest trainers. There are seven facilities to test your ability , each run by a trainer, called a Frontier Brain. They are stronger than other Gym Leaders.


Obviously details on the various facilities are going to be kept closely secret until the Frontier Opens, but check the thread out in ASB Towers and you can see suggestions on how we might execute the Battle Frontier. The Frontier Brains all have tweaks to the battles, and theyre sure to add a twist to ordinary Battles. Check it out!


Egg Center

A new type of egg has been discovered at the Egg Center!

The Wonder Egg
[i]This egg is golden in colour with a perpetual glow and a gentle ringing eminating from it. It has the chance of any species of Pokemon (excluding legendaries) hatching from it.

So try it out guys!


That's all, folks

Keep it cool, and have a good ASB!

RaZoR LeAf
1st January 2006, 08:07 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR


Lets hope this year is good for ASB!


Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree is now over of course, but you can find it in the Archive if you need it for anything: ASB Christmas Tree 05 (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43238.new#new)


December Contest

Well done to all that participated - the final between Chris 2.0 and Vermillion is underway for the coveted December Ribbon.

The Contest trend is ongoing in 2006, with Andrew hosting our January one. The signup sheet is here (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43363.0), good luck to all participants! Contest Procedures have been tweaked slightly, and the new information is here (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=42768.0).


ASB Fic

New Chapter: Chapter Eight (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=42828.0)


Tournament: Round Two!

Pairings are being decided for Round 2. The last match of the tournament has almost finished. Well done to all competetors, and comiserations to all who did not make it into the second round. The details on Round 2 can be seen in the Info Center (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=42851.0)


The Egg Center

The Christmas Promotion has now ended. However, expect a special promotion to occur around about Easter.


The Battle Frontier

Now this subject has recieved very little attention, but it is a possible excting factor we may impliment during 06. No date is set as of yet, but you in ASB will be given the chance to battle the Brains of the Battle Frontier to test your ability. We have got all the details ready, but are keeping tight lipped on the surprises waiting in store for any keen battlers.

What will most likely happen is we will hold off the Battle Frontier until the Tournament has ended, that way we're not overwhelmed by various activities.



Have a Happy New Year!

Chris 2.1
29th January 2006, 12:16 PM
Update: January 29th


A month into 2006 already? Wow. Time for an update methinks.


Contests

Chris 2.0 (me!) won the December Contest with Jynx and Magmar. Well done me! Meanwhile, the January Contest is coming to a close, with Me, The Blue Avenger and Asayake in a 3-way battle for that damn ribbon. In related news, the February Contest is open! 8 participants are needed, so give it a shot!

December Contest (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43230.0)
January Contest (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43363.0)
February Contest (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43530.0)


Tournament

Congratulations to all who managed to make it into Round 2. Round 2 has officially begun, and we already have one semi-finalist for Round 3 - The Blue Avenger! Congratulations. Good luck to everyone else.

ASB Tournament: Information Center (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=42851.0)



Hmm. I think that's it.

Have a good ASB

Chris 2.1
5th February 2006, 12:03 PM
VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE - PLEASE READ


We are going to be making some changes in ASB after careful consideration. These will most likely be trial changes, and their implementation in the future will depend on how they work over the next month.


Reffing Rewards

Normally a free catch or evolution is rewarded to a ref who completes the following number of finished battles:

Rookie: 5 battles
Intermediate: 4 battles
Experienced: 4 battles
Master: 3 battles

This will be changed in the future because we feel that it is too easy to be deemed a 'reward'. They seem to lose their initial charm if it is easier to accomplish. Therefore for each reffing status, you will need to ref one more completed match:

Rookie: 6 battles
Intermediate: 5 battles
Experienced: 5 battles
Master: 4 battles
Head Refs: 3 battles

This post will also be made in the reffing tower. MAKE SURE YOU READ THIS. Not knowing these is not an excuse.


Battle Capacity

Normally you are able to compete in 3 battles at once. We have decided that, on trial, this will be extended to 4 battles at any one time. We feel that some matches can take a long time, and having four will not do any initial harm. Obviously after a month we will review this, and if it is sucessful it will keep going. If not, it will be scrapped.


X-Round Matches

Recently, following the tournament, matches have been established which last for 5 or 6 rounds in length. These have now been banned as they are unfair to use as battle EXP or a finished reffing. The minimum amount of rounds will now be 10.

Thank you

Chris 2.1
28th February 2006, 04:32 PM
UPDATE


Contest Info

-Well done Asayake for winning the January Ribbon! It was very close indeed. Similarly, TheBlueAvenger has won the February Ribbon. Congratulations both of you - we'll hopefully see more of your fantastic appeals in the Grand Festival, coming Summer 2006.

-The March Contest is about to begin, with a host of new and old faces battling for the coveted ribbon and entry into the prestigous Grand Festival. Good luck everyone!

-In related news, the Grand Festival has been shifted back a month, to take place around June/July time. During the months of the Grand Festival (for it might take some time) there will not be any Contests.

-Also check the sticky in B&T for a list of who is judging which contests in future.


Tournament

-Our final match of the second round is underway: Razor Leaf VS Wolfsong. Good luck to both of you, and look out for details of Round Three in the coming weeks.


ASB Fic

-Check it out! Ch11 up [/blatancy]


Welcome back!

-The Missing Link is back with Dan and me running ASB. Her priorities are sorted and Becca is going to be much more active, so welcome back, Becca!


Egg Center

Hmm it's a bit quiet. Someone buy an egg :-/



That's all folks

Chris 2.1
26th March 2006, 01:32 PM
UPDATE


Contest Corner

The March Contest is winding down now! 'Drew and Andrew, Golduck and Jynx, battling for the March Ribbon and entrance into The Grand Festival this summer! Go and wish them luck here (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43679.0)!


The April Contest is full! All 8 spots were taken in an hour! Contests really are very popular now, which is very good. Cheer them on here (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43822.0)


Tournament Info
General Tourney info can be found here (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=42851.0)


Round 3, aka the semi-finals, is underway! We have two matches, each a 2-2. Check them out below:
RaZoR LeAf VS TheBlueAvenger (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43805.0)
Andrew VS Weasel Overlord (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43805.0)


There will probably/hopefully be another Tournament at the end of Summer, around the same time as this current one. So everybody who didn't have a chance, train up your team and get ready!


Rant 2.0

Ok there has been a few times where people have posted an evolution for a team member while the Pokemon is still in a battle.

YOU CANNOT EVOLVE A POKEMON IF IT IS CURRENTLY BATTLING.

I've stressed this but it still slips through the net. I would love to have the time to check through each persons 4 matches and determine if the evolving Pokemon is battling, but I have a pretty busy life on the other side of this computer.

IF you evolve a Pokemon, MAKE SURE IT IS NOT BATTLING. If we find you have evolved a Pokemon while it has been in battle, we will fine you by 2 points. And yes, you can have a negative balance.


Rules are Rules

The Rules Tower is being moved to the main forum. Just thought you should know.


But before I go

Despite this being a ranty post, I would just like to say I am very proud of the way ASB is going. Generally speaking, refs are efficient, people are all very courteous and the battles move in a very good pace. It makes me very happy to see my forum working like clockwork and I hope you all pat yourselves on the back.

Chris 2.1
18th April 2006, 08:37 AM
More news


April 17th Update


Egg-stra big dissapointment

Originally I had an egg-related bonus for easter, but what do you know? I forgot all about it. Oh well. In recent news the Egg Center has hit the 50-egg mark! We've sold a whopping 50something eggs since the egg center opened, and we've got a variety of Pokemon out of them including Tangela, Castform, Misdreavus, Bulbasaur, Plusle, Spheal and much, much more!


Contests and The Grand Festival

The April Contest, hosted by Karin, is running smoothly and I believe it's down to Tsuki and her Venomoth versus Dark Dragonite and Chansey! Check out the Business and Tournaments forum to see how they're doing.

The final contest of this season, the May Contest, is being judged by Ace64.

The Grand Festival will begin on July 1st, 2006. It is open to 10 Contest Winners. For a full list of Contest Winners, check out The Hall of Fame in the Towers subforum. If you are a contest winner, then you're eligible for competition.

It will work like the tournament did. I'll post the Grand Festival Info topic like I did with the tournament, and in there, you post if you want to compete. By then we will have 11 people eligible for the Grand Festival and I hope that you all compete for a placement. Only 10 can be accepted.

We will also need three people to judge the contest. By the time July rolls around, I would ask that any judge who has not gained entry into The Grand Festival do offer their services. If you are interested in posting, do so in the main topic when it is posted.

In a similar fashion to the Tournament, there are different ‘rounds’: 5 in total. The main topic will be updated each time when a new round begins.

There will be three appeal stages and two battle stages. Judges will all give a score out of 10.0 for each appeal in the appeal stage, giving the coordinator a score out of 30.0 altogether.

I will ask that, for each of the three appeal stages, a different judge posts the appeals up. Prior to this, they will have shown the other two judges the contest reffing and they will reply with their score for each appeal, so that when the judge posts, they have all three judges appeals there.

For the battling stages I may ask current ASB Refs to ref for us as they are simply battles.

The prize for winning the Grand Festival will be 8 points, entry into the Hall of Fame and The Ribbon Cup.

More details will follow shortly.


Member of the Month?

As opposed to the Ref of the Month, which we never really do much anyway (whoops), me and Dan have contemplated doing a Member of the Month, similar to the ROTM but including every ASB Member.

Politeness, punctuality, etc etc will all be taken into account.

If you have any thoughts on this PM us.



Tiny-Tourney

Also starting on July 1st is The Tiny-Tourney – a small scale Tournament to coincide with the Grand Festival.

This tournament is aimed more for the newer members of ASB. It is open only to single-stage and non-evolving Pokemon only!

There will be 8 positions and it will simply be a chance for some people who failed to compete last time to give the tournament another shot. More info in the next few weeks. DON’T PM ME ASKING ME FOR A PLACE! I’ll shoot you.


See ya, folks!

That’s all. Have a good one!

RaZoR LeAf
6th May 2006, 08:31 AM
I hate to reply to this topic with so little news, but I can't stay online all day (I'm really hungry right now, I need dinner), but just so people know:

hero86 is NOT approved. If he replies to your battles offering to battle you, or posts a topic for a battle of his own, please IGNORE him.

I'm also closing the topic to make sure he doesn't try to reply to it.

Chris 2.1
11th May 2006, 01:53 PM
IMPORTANT UPDATE


Contests

The finalists for the May Contest are Elec Man and Andrew! Anybody keen to enter a contest? The June Contest is your last chance before the Grand Festival in July!

Check out the final match in the B&T Forum.


The Tiny-Tourney


Is also starting in July alongside the Grand Festival. The sign-up sheet will be up a few days prior to the start-date. Please be considerate and give others a chance, as it is for BASIC STAGE AND NON-EVOLVING POKEMON ONLY!

It is also a chance for newer members to ASB to participate in a tournament without the stress of facing my Charizard or Claydol!


Ties


No, not the snazzy garment to wear with shirts. The issue of a tie in a atch has been brought up recently and thanks to The Missing Link we have drafted the point system for a tie:

- 1 on 1: Ref (2 pts.); Tie (2 pts.)
- 2 on 2: Ref (4 pts.); Tie (3 pts.)
- 3 on 3: Ref (6 pts.); Tie (4 pts.)
- 4 on 4: Ref (8 pts.); Tie (5 pts.)
- 5 on 5: Ref (10 pts.); Tie (6 pts.)
- 6 on 6: Ref (12 pts.); Tie (7 pts.)


MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THIS. It is not acceptable to not know the rules.


Bumping

This is happening more recently. If a ref/battler hasnt responded, you can bump the topic up as a last resort. It's far better to send a polite PM to the person and remind them. And don't bump after a few days. Chances are they do remember the match, but are simply too busy.


Banned Moves

This is an issue in most battles: Banned Moves. It is perfectly legitimate to ban any move you like, but you MUST specify exactly which moves you do not want to use.

Saying 'cheap' moves is NOT specific enough. Some would say attract is cheap, some would not. Likewise for toxic, substitute or rest.

Saying 'status moves' is NOT specific enough. You need to address whether you mean simple status-inflictors (toxic, thunderwave) or moves which induce a status effects too (poison sting, spark).

Similarly, recovery moves is NOT specific enough. Simple health restoration like recover, moonlight or morning sun? What about moves that deal damage and recover, like Mega Drain?


Think about this and be specific every time.



Thanks guys.

Chris 2.1
6th June 2006, 06:41 AM
UPDATE
Grand Festival


The Grand Festival is near!

May's contest was won by Elec Man EXE and he is one of many contestants to be entering the Grand Festival - a league set-up of contests which should prove to be very rewarding. More details will come over the coming month since it is getting so near!


Now then, Grey was the winner of the February Contest but has decided to leave following the June Contest. That means there are exactly 10 contest winners thus far and 10 entrants. So, in short, it would be extremely helpful if everybody entered.


If not, it is understandable.


A topic will be opened called "Grand Festival Information Center". This will be where a) the entrants register for the Festival and b) where information on the 5 rounds that take place. These consist of three initial appeal rounds and a further 2 battle rounds.


The Judging system has already been stated (IIRC) but here it is again:


We have THREE judges for the appeal rounds. Karin (04621), OzAndrew and a third vacant spot. PM me if any current judges want the third post. The judges are only active for the Appeal Stages. For the Battle Rounds we will need Refs.

Anyone who is an official ASB ref, you can sign up for the Reffing battles of the Grand Festival during the appeal stages when the Information Center topic is posted.

The exact point prizes etc will be decided by July 1st.




The Tiny Tourney


Intended to run alongside the Grand Festival is a small-scale tournement for smaller Pokemon and some of the rookies among us. The main Tournament at current is quite big scale with Poliwraths, Weezing, Arcanine's running wild. This will be different.

The sign-up sheet will be up shortly for both Refs AND Battlers. You can sign up for both.




Anything else?


Dan anything else you wanna say, just edit this. My minds blank :-/

Chris 2.1
26th July 2006, 12:24 PM
UPDATE - JULY 26TH

A lot of news folks!


Wild Moderator Appears!

We are delighted to welcome TheBlueAvenger as a moderator of ASB. Dan, Becca and I felt that given the increase in activity, a new mod would be welcome arms. Jeff will be officially modded very soon and we look forward to having him on the team!


Xmas Tree loses its needles

Alas, our summer Xmas is drawing to a close. Only 5 days left of sunshine-filled presents so if you've any to give, do it soon! After that expect a Tree when Christmas actually comes around. It has so far recieved an overwhelming response and everybody has got slightly bigger teams because of it!

The Xmas Tree is here (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44564.0)


The Tiny Tourney
Information Center (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44624.0)

From the first round we have two sucessful entrants into Round 2 - Dark Dragonite and Crystal Tears. Well done guys! We're nearly finshed the first round, and check the Information topic for any updates to the Tournament. The battles are below:
Hyperness Is a Good Thing VS DarkTyranitar (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44786.0)
Dragonis VS SaffirePersian (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44716.0)
Dark Dragonite VS Charles Legend (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44629.0) - Finished
Crystal Tears VS Mega Horny (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44628.0) - Finished



The Not-So-Tiny Tourney
Information Center (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=42851.0)

The First ASB Tournament is into the final round! A big 3-3 with arena changes that's already proving difficult for our finalists TheBlueAvenger and Andrew! This showdown has some pretty cool Pokemon duking out so check it out and root for who you want to win!

After the match a ceremony will be held in the Information Center which is where the trophies and prizes will be given out.


The Grand Festival
Information Center (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44497.0)

Due to the nature of summer, it has barely lived up to its "Grand" namesake due to numerous absences and delays. However I am told the First Appeal Stage will be up very soon. Vermillion also tells me he is unable to judge for Round 3, so I will be selecting ajudge for that part.

The First Appeal Stage is here (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44702.0)


Arivadechi CCC!

The Chunky Clefable Cafe (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=42638.1050) is shutting down on August 1st, to be replaced by an entirely new diner-based hangout. From what I've gathered, a bunch of the ditto hanging around will be transforming the new Chat thread into various different resturaunts and, as a result, it will undergo a new name on the first of every month.

Look out for Hoothooters on August 1st!


Gym Leaders

Back by popular demand, 6 Gym Leaders will soon be arriving at ASB. The discussion thread is here (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44841.0) and I am glad to say we are close to revealling them! (Although, on MSN I've been as tight-lipped as an Imaginary Wide-Lipped Eel) We're awaiting confirmation from all 6.


The Fourth Battle Slot
Results (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44708.new#new)

The results were:
17 Votes: Yes
2 Votes: No

So the Fourth Slot shall stay. Hurrah.




Thats all for now!

Chris 2.1
11th October 2006, 02:36 PM
News Update

Just a quick one; there isn't really much news to report.



The ASB Tournament

The finals are winding down and both Hypotenuse Man and Andrew are duking it out for first prize! As mentioned in July, the Information Topic will house the prize handouts. First, Second and Third will recieve points and a trophy.

View the Finals! (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44737.0)


Contest Corner

The Grand Festival is moving along to the semi-finals. Links to the matches are found in the Information Topic (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44497.0). Cheer for me. Go on!

The September Contest (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=45285.0) is in its final stages (albeit slightly late): Ace VS Andrew.

Meanwhile, in The October Contest (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=45801.0) we have Saffire Persian facing off against Elec Man EXE for the October Ribbon!

If anybody can/will judge the November Contest please let me know, a break would be nice! Any suggestions for ways to do the contest also please PM me. The request sheet is here (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=43621.0)


The Tiny What?

It’s still around. Things are going slow though…

Information Thread (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/index.php?topic=44624.0)


Safari Zone

Expect it very soon!

Chris 2.1
23rd November 2006, 03:23 PM
Update


So the forum has been revamped and as a result some more recent posts of your matches may have gone. Refs if you have backups please post them; otherwise we'll simply be treading old water.

Check your battles and see what or how much has been deleted; of course now you may be the one whose turn it is to post and you may not realize so please check.

We're sorting everything out (including randomly reposting towers -_-) and we'll keep you posted.


Thanks.

Chris 2.1
26th November 2006, 08:30 AM
So most people are aware now that a lot of posts have gone. Refs - your work may have been deleted and I know you put a lot of thought and consideration into your reffings. Battlers, those last few rounds wherein victory was in your grasp have gone and you are hurtled back to a slightly earlier part of your match. And, for some of us lucky ones, those really unlucky rounds have left us forever and we might get lucky next time.

But I have to stress the fact that unless we try to work back to where we were, this forum is going to wheeze and clatter its way to some sort of forum cemetary.

I know its frustrating but we need to sort it out. I myself have been seen posting with things like "We've lost 4 rounds!" and "oh god the match has dissapeared!" but we should try and get things back to normal.

Otherwise, people are too pissed off because their matches have regressed, people won't reply and all threads will drift back into the pages of our forums history.

So if you're a ref - please try and get back on track; please don't be put off by the fact some of your work is lost.

Battlers, the same applies. If you're strategy paid off, or the dice worked in your favour, please try and put that behind you and make sure the match can progress. Check your matches to see if it's your turn to attack.

Thanks guys!

Chris 2.1
17th January 2007, 05:49 PM
Ok so Razor Leaf is leaving us. That means that a lot will change around here. Dan has been a great mod - I doubt anyone [sans Rapamon2, Her089 and Rapamon3] could disagree.

Before we begin the next tournament, we are holding an auction during the next week or so for his Pokemon. He has agreed to put them up for bid, and the proceeds will be a presumably large prize for the Tourney.

At the moment it looks like we're doing the Random Tourney. Look for signups in about a fortnight.

Furthermore we have the Safari Zone being launched. Look out for rare artefacts or hidden items to redeem for points or other things!


This is a very brief news post, I am sorry.

We will not be looking to replace Dan as a Moderator.

Chris 2.1
20th February 2007, 09:14 AM
ASB NEWS


He’s Gone, He’s Gone Oh My…

Moderator Razor Leaf has hung up his moderating boots in ASB. He will be missed! His team was auctioned off in Business & Tournaments and raised a hellofalot of points! The Auction is still going on now, but it is winding down. If there is anything you want to put up do it now so we can start the Random Tourney!

The raised money from the Auction will go to the Prize Money of the Tournament.

So Dan, good luck in everything and thanks for all you did in ASB! We’ll miss you!



BT STREET
Contests, Tourneys and other related news


The Random Tourney

Will kick off shortly. Rules, regulations etc all will soon be put up once we finish the Auction, which is a few short days away!

The 1ST ASB Tourney

Finally finished. Phew.

The Grand Festival

Finals are now up: Elec Man VS Chris 2.0! It’s going to be a great match. The Grand Festival has been a big success so we will hopefully host the second Grand Festival this summer!

The Tiny Tourney

Finals are up too. Yay.

Contests

We have had a string of successful contests in ASB. Andrew is still yet to win one! River became the first Coordinator to win two contests (well done you). The February Contest is being held at the moment and is looking good!

Look out for a very unique contest in March hosted by yours truly! We’re going to do some never-before-seen elements which should be quite fun!


Attack List Better?

Hopefully in ASB we are going to be ‘revamping’ the Attack List Beta to make it…well, Better. As all of you will have no doubt experienced there is some confusion over attacks as the RSE attacks were done before sufficient information on those attacks was available.

So ALL attacks will be given a polish over. There will be nothing drastic, but any fog shall be cleared and every tweak shall be tweaked. This will probably also be incorporated into the Diamond and Pearl attacks when they are released.



The Safari Zone

We may have been promising it for too long now but I kid you not when I tell you the Safari Zone is in its final stages of completion and should be introduced in March. Becca, TBA and I are just finalizing all the little things.

It is set around some fictional locations some of you may recognize and there are some sneaky secrets you might stumble across if you know where to look! Keep your eyes open for some very rare and very strong Pokemon lurking in the depths of the Safari Zone!



See you next time!

Chris 2.1
2nd April 2007, 08:43 PM
ASB NEWS


Welcome to the March/April edition of ASB News. We've got all the information on the Safari Zone (with some nice little secrets inside) and we'll also be giving you the latest updates on whats happening in ASB!

From now on we are allowing replies to news so, please leave feedback and comments!



The Safari Zone

It has launched and to great sucess! Thank you refs for doing a fantastic job so far! I have recieved overwhelmingly posetive feedback from members and I am very happy with the way things are going!

If you're ever visiting Trolgar Mountain, see what awaits you up at the very top of the mountain! I guarentee secrets and surprises sit atop the mysterious climbing space. Lots of wild Pokemon of all species!

Or if you take an electric or steel type to Tranquil Shores you might have a better chance of finding treasure buried deep in the sand!

Furthermore in relation to the opening of the Safari Zone a number of people have unearthed Diamonds. We ask that you keep hold of them for now, and assure you all will be explained soon!




Gym 'Leaders'

We are currently looking to replace 2 of our Gym Leaders with new ones, namely Razor Leaf and Aragornbird. We have people in mind but we as mods are going to just weigh up pros and cons of the candidates before we make a final decision.

New rules may also be in place on Gym Battles to help them move along quicker. At present the minimum Pokemon used is 3 for a Gym Match. This may change.




BT Street
Contests, Tourneys and other related news


The Random Tourney
It has begun! At present we have 5 matches up and it looks set to be a successful tourney! Refs please try and be prompt and, if you can, prioritise these matches since the tournament needs to run smoothly!

The other matches will be put up soon as well.


Legendary Tournament?

In the summer we may be implementing a Legendary Tournament! A simple set-up involving the legendary Pokemon of the world would surely be an exciting idea. Obviously species, rules and regulations would need to be sorted but we can expect them to crop up during discussions!


Contests etc all

February is drawing to a close. Thanks River!

March is also drawing to a close, with Andrew VS Weasel Overlord. For March we had a different setup: the Round 2 entrants were paired up and had to work together to make a double appeal! The best pair faced each other for the finals.

Did you like the setup? Should we use it again sometime?

As for April Andrew is hosting it again so expect 100% honesty! Unlimited signups were implemented which turned out to be quite a useful idea that we will definitely consider for all future contests.

Expect the Grand Festival to launch on July 1st like last year! (I hope we can finish this years one before then!!)




D/P Attacks

I am almost done on working the D/P attacks into our Attack List Beta. These attacks will be quite straightforward, but as part of the Attack List Better scheme we are introducing, all RBY, GSC and RSE attacks will be revamped. We will be using this as a chance to change the way some attacks work, the way you can manipulate attacks (ie: Rock Slide but instead of rocks use chairs).

We are going to be much more in-depth with the attacks, helping you as a battler and ref understand to what extent they can be used so there are as few questions as possible. However due to the ambiguity of D/P, the attack descriptions will be as basic as the current ones. This will change over time.

I also suggest you start looking at Pokedexes (I reccomend Serebii's) to help you learn the new attacks.





Thank you!


Thanks for reading this. Do leave any comments below and let us know if there is anything else we can do!

Chris 2.1
9th April 2007, 11:51 AM
UPDATE


NEW GYM LEADERS


Razor Leaf is no longer an official Gym Leader. We have an additional four new Gym Leaders in ASB:


MeLoveGhosts

River

Elec Man EXE

Saffire Persian


These four will be adding their arenas and badges to the Gym Leader tower. Once ALL FOUR are up you may challange a particular Gym Leader.

Chris 2.1
22nd April 2007, 11:29 AM
New Gym Leaders

Ok! All Leaders are present and correct, the current lineup being:

Chris 2.0
The Missing Link
The Blue Avenger
OzAndrew
MeLoveGhosts
SaffirePersian
River
Elec Man EXE
- - - - - - - -
Aragornbird (On Hiatus)



AB's position is still under consideration. He has not been removed as it is not clear if he has left. If he does return he will be allowed to stay on but he is not available for challanges.


All of these leaders are able to be challanged. Check the Gym Leader Tower (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/showthread.php?t=14107) to see who is free for a match!



Diamond and Pearl

As mentioned Diamond and Pearl is being released well...today. However it will not be implemented into ASB until May 1st. This gives those of you lucky enough to have a copy a chance to get familliar with the attacks, Pokemon and new concepts.

On May 1st ASB will have a new look, including:
-New Egg Groups at the Egg Center (as well as new Pokemon obtained from current Eggs)
-New Safari Zone areas (as well as new Pokemon found in current areas)
-The Attack List V2, which will have EVERY attack in alphabetical order. It will also explain to you the damage, fatigue, accuracy and any other aspects of every Pokemon Attack.
-There will be the ASB giveaway, with more details below.


There are also talks of a DP tournament.....although this will not happen for a while.



The Diamond and Pearl Giveaway

On May 1st for one week only there will be a free giveaway in the main ASB. Every member is entitled to a free single-stage or non-evolving Pokemon from Generation 4.

In the topic all you need to do is post and say you would like a Pokemon. Request the species, gender and any other physical features (specific colour, spots, patterns etc). You will then be replied to (by a mod)and the request will be confirmed and you will recieve your Pokemon.

All details will follow and will be fully explained on May 1st. Holders of Diamonds or Pearls (from the Safari Zone) might find themselves in for a surprise!

The_Missing_Link
8th May 2007, 04:06 PM
This is just a mini announcement from me


I have included a new rule in the Bank which some people have not taken notice of. If you think your bank post is not adhering to Rule 4, please edit it and make the necessary corrections. I do not want to fine people left and right but if you continue to ignore me, I will not hesitate in fining you

Chris 2.1
24th June 2007, 03:57 PM
Update


About time I think! Just a few things really, making sure you guys are all in the loop.


Contests

May and June are winding down. The Grand Festival will only start when the contests are all finished. April's future is being discussed.

The Grand Festival is going to be similar to last years. The 3 behind it have NOT been confirmed yet but I am sending PMs to people. I will more than likely be judging but I am not 100% sure.

It will feature 3 appeal stages and 2 battle stages, but will have a different format than last years.


ANYBODY with a ribbon is eligible to sign up. I anticipate we will have 12-14 places. Signups will be up when the contest season has ended.



Tournaments

The Tiny Tourney has almost finished.

The Random Tourney is moving slowly. Refs and battlers keep checking to make sure your not slowing it down.



The Safari Zone

I will be sending Ref packs out to those who requested them. We do not need any Safari Refs at the moment. But for current refs please make sure you keep a record of when you ref matches and once you post 5, claim your points ASAP to avoid backlogging

I must say I'm pleased with the success of the Safari Zone. Thanks to all refs and entrants for their hard work and commitment.



The Giveaway

It's still around, popular as ever! Also there is a BRAND NEW PROMOTION on eggs: if you buy two you get a third absolutely free! 3 eggs for 2 points? I think that would be a perfect incentive to give away some new gifts!

Or if you want to keep them for yourself, good idea!

This lasts only until July 10th though so do make the most of it!



Reffing

As mentioned int he Reffing Tower we're keeping a closer eye on Refs. If you are displaying a more complex approach to reffing and can handle difficult situations, we may promote you without you having to take the mock battle.

However we will never demote someone without first warning them. This is unlikely to happen very often.

Mock Reffings will also be up more frequently; we are also going to make sure that they are more demanding of you as a referee.





Thats all folks.

Chris 2.1
18th July 2007, 05:30 PM
Barely.

I joke, but seriously I've been away the last 5 days after SEVERE login problems. So if you feel ASB has been slow, laboured and generally poorly maintained, its probably because I wasn't here.

Although in retrospect I see TBA and Becca around. So you've probably not noticed.

Anyway....I'll...be around if you need me.

The Blue Avenger
26th September 2007, 01:56 PM
State of the ASB Address

So hey guys! It's been a while since we last had a news update, and there's a lot to say. So let's get going!

It's a Moderator Shakeup!
You've probably noticed by now, but Chris 2.0 is stepping down from position of moderator. We'll all miss you, Chris; in your long tenure here, you've accomplished quite a lot, and you helped keep ASB running smoothly. Feel free to come back at any time, you hear?

In his place, we are promoting River to moderator position. We feel that her experience here, especially in contests, will be invaluable. So, let's all congratulate her! Cheers, River, it'll be good to work with you.

It's a Gym Leader Shakeup!
As Chris is stepping down, he is also forfeiting his position as a Gym Leader. In order to keep the number of Leaders consistent, we are promoting Weasel Overlord to Gym Leader. Good luck!

Additionally, guys, there are a lot of Leaders who are available for battle now. Don't be shy about challenging them! The worst that can happen is that you would lose, and it's not the end of the world.

Businesses and Tournament News
Well, not much to report here. The Safari Zone is still plugging along, although we could use more (active) refs (Yes, yes, I'm a hypocrite, deal with it). If you want to apply, either post in the Safari Zone topic or message one of the moderators and we'll get you sorted out.

The Random Tournament is also still going... slowly. Just a reminder, guys, if it's your turn to attack, try not to drag your feet on it. :)

The Grand Festival is in its second round and going strong. The illustrious Chris 2.0 is still reffing that for us in what will probably end up being his last reffing job here, so let's hope it goes well.

Other Odds and Ends

There's not much else to say! So, let's go out and have some good battles, huh?

Cheers!

The Blue Avenger
3rd September 2008, 08:00 PM
State of the ASB Address

Hey guys! It's been a while. Big things to report here. *nods* I know it's been quiet around here recently, but hopefully we can get things going again.

The big news this time:

It's a Moderator Shakeup!
Yes, as you've probably heard, River is stepping down from her position as moderator. Additionally, The_Missing_Link has stepped down as well; the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that she hasn't exactly been in ASB for a while, heh. As a result, we... actually, I suppose I can use the singular here. I am promoting DarkestLight up to modship.

DL and I will split the duties as evenly as we can; expect to see me in charge of the bank in TML's stead, while DL and I will tentatively split responsibility for the contests.

So, cheers, guys! Make DL feel welcome in his new position, eh?

DarkestLight
13th March 2009, 05:31 PM
State of the ASB Address

Hi everyone! It's me DL. I'm finally taking enough initiative to post news up so it does not look like I'm coming up with all of these ideas and changes so hectically. I'm going to cover quite a bit so bear with me.

Reffing

I understand that as a community, we've all seem to know what roles we are good and not good at. That's fine, a place like this takes all types. I do however, urge anyone that wants to become a Ref, to try their hand at the Mock Battle and see how they fair. I'll be changing it up in the next couple of weeks, and it will be as challenging as others beforehand.

In the interim, I would like to thank Crazy Elf Boy and Meloveghosts for stepping up and taking quite the commendable number of reffing slots. ASB has been moving at a consistent pace thanks to your help.


Contests

As you can see, I've thrown up two Contests thus far this year, after a largely stagnant period. I hope to be able to consistently provide that service, and I do implore anyone that think they might want to be Contest Judge to try out the Contest Mock Reffings. It's not hard as it looks, and it'll give you a (controlled) creative outlet.

TBH, they're also mush less critical than battle reffings :p


Tournaments

ASB is still pumping out Tournaments, and I'm quite pleased with the results so far. We're still in the First Round of the Legendary Tournament, but Ultimate Charizard and Dragonis have defeated their opponents and are awaiting their next challenges. Everyone's doing a swell job of keeping up, and I'm quite happy about that!

After this Tournament is over, there will be another one. As to what kind of Tournament...well you'll just have to wait and see, but be sure that it will be unique and accessible to everyone. As always, if you have any ideas, shoot me a PM or post it up in the Suggestion topic!!


Move lists

As of now, I've been reffing long enough to know that there are varying degrees of difference between ASB-defined moves and in-game definitions of moves. That's to ensure a better level of balance. Now, I've been forewarned many a time about this, but I feel confident in stating it now.

There will be a complete update to the Move lists-so that they will be combined into one massive Move List. This way you won't need so many links-nor will you need to remember what generation a move came out in. I'm tentatively giving a Fall release for this list, but it may be sooner.

Also, with Platinum on the way, All Platinum move Tutor Moves are accessible on March 22, 2009. There you go.


Moderation

As you've all noticed, Hypotenuse Man has been captured by the Tree Elves of the land of Keebler and won't release him until someone pays their ransom. He did scream "Forget about me! Save yourself" and so...I kinda did. 'Sides, I not givin' no Keebler elf any of MY money... In any event, I am only ONE (hyperactive) man, and so it will take me a little longer to get around to everything. Be sure that I won't tire easily though.

As for a second Moderator, well one is in the wings. After some things are straightened out, I will gladly reveal their identity to you all.


Misc.

Umm unlike Chris, I don't have a Fic to blatantly plug.
Unlike Becca, I don't have a indestructible Mod Hammer of Doom (I got a Squeaky one. Hurts, but not as hard...)
Unlike Jeff, I definitely don't have a pointy head.

But unlike all of them. I can dance *Wiggles and jiggles*

Ok no seriously. Safari Zone will be up and running soon. Ya'll remember that right? Well, it'll be reinstated, and so we'll pick it up right when it left off-same rules same agenda, all that great stuff. May even add a new area in it....that'll be quite stranger than what you've been used to

Gym Leaders! Haven't forgot about that either. Once the Second Round of the Tourney is underway-I'll start the Gym Leader hiring process. so don't fret. There'll be plenty to do in ASB in the coming months, and new activities will start to sprout-not only from me, but from you as well.

Thanks everyone, and I'll see you on the battlefield! Tally Ho!

*Step to the left
Step to the right.
Steal a lil' child,
Take them home tonight*

DarkestLight
12th April 2009, 10:44 AM
State of the ASB Address

It's Newsletter day. Actually been kinda anxious to get this started! There's a fair bit to cover, so let's get into it.

Reffing

Mock Reffing will be up later today. Aside from that, there have been very few issues with Ref's lately, as everyone is giving our new Ref's enough time to adjust to our ASB. I understand the necessity for the new Move Lists to come out so we can have a solidified base to work from, but please bear with me on that. I'll be done soon.

As always, talk to yoru ref's if there's a problem, and you'll be able to come to a solution that benefits all parties involved.

Contests

You guys are dong swell in Contests, and in turn, yer helping me judge better. I kinda actually like them now, so I applaud you for making them as fun for me as they are for you.

Don't be scared to sign up to start one now, May's almost here!

Tournaments

Our Legendary Tournament is still going-albiet slowly. But there are only two matches left in the first round-meaning the Second tier is only days from being released. You all should get ready to rumble-cause the next match is going to be intense.

Gym Leader Acquisition

So, I've been thinking long and hard on how to select our new Gym Leaders, as well as to see how many we are going to have. I decided that we will return to the full 8 Gym Leaders. Once the Tournament reaches Round 2, we'll begin the selection process.

However. I will tell you there are 4 Gym Slots open.

Moderation

I'm ok :o. Sorry if I seem a little rushed these past few weeks, real life trying to steal me away and all.

Misc.

Uhh...Safari Zone OH!

For the time being Saf Refs, do not have eggs in the Safari Zone. I know it seems logical-but please give me some time. I'm working on something for the zone-and eggs are a part of it.

Besides, stealing an egg is just underhanded. If a parent gives you an egg, they're unfit parents and that' s unacepptable in Pokemon XD. You never see a Pokemon give up an egg. LOL

alright. That's about it. I'lll see ya on the battle field!

DarkestLight
5th May 2009, 08:53 PM
State of the ASB Address

A bit early, but hell, I got News to tell :D

Movelists

It's about damn time huh! Well you all can now see the new Improved ASB Movelist over in the TOwers. Take some time, familiarize yourself with it. Look over the moves-ask questions. Post questions, help me make it better than the best :O. I'll appreciate all comments. Much thanks to Elf for helping me compile this sucker.


One Rule: Once we all get this Movelist straightened out-All Refs need to know the effects of these moves in all matches onward. K great n_n

Contests

The May Contest is active for sign-ups. Alot fo ya have dove in already, and that's great I'm sure I can think of some simple yet fun things to do for this one. Remember, Reservations are until May 7th! The rules and parameters for the whole contest will be up by then..

Tournaments

Tournament is in Round Two, and 2 of our three Matches are blasting forth. Phoenixsong and Andrew is delayed for extenuating circumstances and I will decide what to do there shortly. But with the way this one is going, who's up for another one?!?!?

We'll see what's in the works for July.

Gym Leader Acquisition

An interesteing question was brought up to me by Knight of Time. Specifically, what happens if after this test run through is complete, we don't have any Gym Leaders-or if we have a lesser number than 8.

Well, when that time comes, we may either decide to pick the person with the best overall Match against a Gym Leader, or we may keep it at whatever number we have (depending on activity levels and what not.) Let's just focus on where we are with matches now.

Again, those of you that wanted to battle Andrew -please be paitent. I will have a solution soon.

Moderation

Hey, remember a long time ago when we had those Moderator applications and you all filled them out and then Hyp and I reviewed them all to see who'd we pick as the next ASB Mod.?

Well...it turns out I'm an idiot, and Hyp told me to tell you all whom we picked months ago. I kinda forgot about that. Good thing I use my PM box huh. So, without further ado, we chose---

Wtf? I didn't pick him?!?1 O god, now he's gonna bother me all day ;_;!

Welcome to the great world of modding MeLoVeGhOsTs!

Misc.

Hrm. Other than that...there is no real big news. Oh well maybe the fact that there's a Hyp look alike popping in every now and then. Gotta wonder if he's gonna make a return anytime soon. Might even be his offspring Isoceles... >>

Anyway, you keep fightin'; ASB :D!

DarkestLight
15th June 2009, 08:02 AM
State of the ASB Address

Alright. It's June. Guess I should unleash the beast once more.

Reffing

I noticed a severe lack of reffing from May to June. I'm not saddened by it. It's natural-we've hit that crucial final's job time where everyone has to deal with RL in order to somehow continue their existence on TPM to some degree.

I just urge that if you take a leave, and it becomes extended for whatever reason, please just let us know. Or allow the use of Sub refs. It is not fair to have many people wait for the outcome of battles over a period of months. It'll benefit the battlers, the sub-ref (as practice and they may get pints too) and you (you get a break)

Contests

June Contest has slowed quite a bit. It isn't a large contest to begin with, but I really don't think it should have slowed this much. It will finish by July, I'd just like everyone to post in it.

But on the brighter side-we've had 4 Contests in a row! That's really great-means that we have a bunch of Contest loving battlers. Next month is the Grand Festival....and although I'm pretty sure I din;t have an inkling how it works, I will by the end of the month. So get your Contest ideas ready, cause July and August are gonna be filled with all sorts of weird and wacky changes.

Tournaments

This Tournament is almost over. We're in the Final battle and well, we're just waiting for people to post. That's all. So no big whoop there. But any ideas about a new Tournament? Please, let them be known. The only restriction I am going to impose on any more tournaments is the use of the correct numbering system for it. (Doing anything other than 8 or 16 is bad.)

Gym Leader Acquisition

We need one more. That's all. However, we have 5? matches going on right now to see who has enough mettle to be the last Gym Leader. Thanks to both Weasie and MLG, who have been working really hard to help weed out the prospects and find our new Gym Leaders.

By the way-ya'll can challenge the new Gym Leaders now. If you don't now who they are-they're Blademaster, Crazy Elf Boy and Greyfox.

(Psst. Also means I need you guys to post your Gym's in the Gym Leader Topic.)

Moderation

Well MLG's a pompous ass, and I'm ok with that. We haven't had any sign of Hyp, but I know he's around. I can smell him. >> << >> <<

Misc.

Hrm...anything else.

Oh. New Ref battle is up :D Yay for that.

Oh look at that! TREE'S HERE!!! Yes, it's 7 days early but It's been really gloomy over the US and well... I hear England is always rainy, and I'm sick of it. So let's start the sunshine here and maybe it'll spread throughout the world and the Sun will come and warm our spirits and our battered pasty bodies. (Well ya'll have pasty bodies. I'm good to go :p)

Anyway, you keep fightin'; ASB :D!

The Blue Avenger
1st July 2009, 08:57 PM
Not a State-of-the-ASB Address

Hi all,

This isn't a full-fledged update, just a note that I think is relevant.

As you may have noticed, I haven't been around at all lately. This is not going to get better in the foreseeable future, so I'm quitting as mod. DL and MLG will keep things running smoothly in my stead, so... yeah. I'll still be around from time to time; I just figure ASB needs someone who can actually do stuff. Yeah.

So cheers all! It's been a good ride. :P

DarkestLight
15th July 2009, 09:00 PM
State of the ASB Address

July's half over! Let's get some much needed advertising going.

Reffing

Consistent. Keep up the good work. Summer has us all doing stuff too, so the slowdown is actually appreciated-just means you come back with stories to tell n_n

Contests

The Grand Festival has started, and its...going slow. Cause people are away. That's ok. The Mid Tier and High Tier sections will be posted within the week-when I stop being so narcoleptic. But please, post in the Low Tier Contests if you are a participant in them, there's no reason for you to dawdle with those.

If you still want to ref any of the Contests, feel free to just post in it saying you'll ref and well, take it from there. I definitely don't mind splitting up the labor!

Summer

Really hope everyone's enjoying the sun where ever they are. Not much sun in NY-its barely broke 87 here and its pissing me off. But that just means I need to travel more!

Gym Leader Acquisition

Still working on that last enigmatic Gym Leader. We're also gonna hold one as a reserve, since Andrew's been MIA for quite some time now. So that means there are TWO.

TWO. Slots still open. So get to your Gym Matches and try to finish them, it could be you!

Moderation
As we saw, Hyp is stepping down, and well, can't say I'm happy about that. Hyp, you were a great Moderator, and you will be missed. Even though I know this isin't your burial, I feel it is u_u. But you still come visit, ya hear?

Misc.

Umm I have a weirdly STRONG craving for Jell-O. It just hit me as I typed this. That can only mean I sense a heat wave coming on. I hope its true.

Anyway, you keep fightin'; ASB :D!

DarkestLight
7th September 2009, 10:57 AM
State of the ASB Address

September. Labor Day in the US too! Well let's get to it!!

Reffing

My apologies for not being around. But everyone has taken great leaps and bounds in keeping this place alive-whether its been recruiting folk to join, grabbing an extra reffing or even making sure your battles finish. Summer's always a slow seson and we appreciate the input you were able to provide!

Fall's coming fast so I do expect activity to rise. No worries though, I'll be back up to full reffing strength in no time!


Contests

The Grand Festival...is still alive. I know its hits a HEAVY slow down, but I'll keep it going. No Sept contest will be issued, but October will have a new one. So everyone in the Festival-don't fret. We'll make a major leap and bound soon.

Gym Leaders

I believe the last of the Gym Leader matches are over and done with, and that leaves us with 6 Gym Leaders. MLG, Elf, Weasel, Blade, Grey and myself. Andrew is leaving us, and so that makes a seventh active Gym, entrusted to Chris 2.1 and I. So in a weird way-Chris is also a Leader without needing complete dedication :P


So go on and challenge us, s'no prob at all.

Moderation

Halleluah! Thanks to LV amazing skill-MLG finally has his name bolded! Show the patient Mod a round of applause and throw an apple his way. Hard. With spikes attached n_n! Seriously man, for the limitations you've endured, I'm glad to see that trial is over and you can really help me out n_n!

Misc.

Umm..not much else right now. Still working on some stuff-gonna get MLG up to speed on stuff and then yeah! Ideas and new things to do will definitely start flowing!

Anyway, you keep fightin'; ASB :D!

DarkestLight
17th November 2009, 04:45 PM
State of the ASB Address

November. Thnksgiving is alot here, and that means the closing of Nanowrimo is close at hand..so let me get my writing in now!!

Reffing

As per my announcement in the Chat, I'm picking up reffings like a madman. I'm also clearing space in my calendar for a few extra things in the coming months that you all voiced concern and ideas over. But for now, rest assured that your battles will be completed by our competent refs, and that a new Mock Battle will be up 12/1


Contests

November's Contest is winding down, Ocotber's Contest finished and well, that just leaves December. December's Contest is going to have a bit of a throwback attached to it, so let's just see how that goes.

In any event, many kudos to Blade for making the badges of the Contests this year-they've all been excellent and I for one am glad that you take the time to do such a thing for us.

Gym Leaders

Well now. We got out Gym Leaders, and Elf is hard at work making a Gym Badge Case for you all to hold your badge in with pride. Hell, I even got challenged, which is rare enough. But --ehehehe---

something of a moderate size will happen once 12/1 hits for all Gym Leaders....so it may be beneficial to see what's up about that. Might be worth your while to clear your battle queue's as well.

Moderation

Well, MLG's been working pretty damn hard don'tcha think. If ya disagree well I'd agree with ya :P Naa not really, he's taken a real good shine to the inner workings more so now and well, he's everywhere I'm not. I'm thankful for that.

Upcoming!

New Section. And there is a BUNCH to fill it in with. As per your suggestions in the Suggestion Topic (all of them, I've been taking notes), I have constructed a timeline on which MLG and I will discuss, and try to implement each thing that we feel will be feasible to the continued survival and thriving of ASB as a whole (which is damn near all of them).

There are going to be alot of minor changes in the near future that I hope are looked upon with an open mind. Some may stick, some may not, but hell, at least we can try to make them work as a community.

The first thing that is on our checklist is: Abilities! As of now I've written up a list of Abilites-what they naturally do, and what I think they should do in ASB without being too overpowered. I will post this list as its own seperate post in the B&T forum within the next 48 hours, to which you all can sound off and tweak and voice opinions on them. But I do have one rule I'm going to manifest about Abilities.

Abilities are NOT going to be mandatory. They will be an extension that can be opted out of, in order to lower or raise difficulty of matches.

I know for a fact there are some that oppose the idea of Abilities even remotely touching us. At the same time, I feel it is not fair for us to selectively create an ASB that only works with what WE want it to work it without trying everything first off. Everything should be given a chance so we can see what we could do to make it work, or we could see that it wouldn't work at all. But at least we would witness it.Alright , back to lightheartedness.

December is almost here, and so that means the sleigh bells are a ringing. I hope yer ready!! I know I've been saving my points for this time of year :D! Only a few more days til its here, Oh I'm so EXCITED :D!!!

We also have-as per the revival and rejuvenation of Pokemasters as a whole, a need to create a distinctive ASB Banner has arisen. So if you have any suggestions/drawings to submit for it, please, share them with the world. Hell, I'ma sweeten the pot.

The person who's banner is chosen to represent ASB receives a free catch. Booya. There. I did it. I wanna see ASB as Awesome Style Battling, damnit. Make people roll here in droves. Bring out the creativity I see in your battling.

Alright, I'll be back in 14 days or so. Or maybe Muggles will write the December one. I dunno n_N But ya'll keep fightin', ASB.

Blademaster
17th November 2009, 04:51 PM
'Tweren't nothing, boss.

Also, fuck year Abilities. Can't wait to see the list.

Kurosakura
17th November 2009, 05:17 PM
I'll see if I can get over my artist's block and try to doodle something. Suggestions are welcome!

MeLoVeGhOsTs
17th November 2009, 06:06 PM
I've been looking at the list lately and will be discussing this with DL later. We just need to have some more moments. You know, the special ones n_n! No, really, since we both busy. Crap crap crap.

I've reminded, or tried to remind people about gymleaders by posting up the status on them in the chat-thread. Thanks a lot Elf, for visualising the badges the Gymleaders thought up. It's cool to see more gym challenges and I hope someone will be getting them all! He or she gets a free lapdance! And perhaps sometime more.. *whistle*

Sorry for not being a total new help, but I was kinda unsure on what the hell I could do around here. It was just normal for DL to take charge here, he's been doing this for quite a while, and damn good too. It's hard to compete with that :( Plus, I don't have blackman humor.

So, reffing is out of the question for now with extreme busy RL, but I'll be sure to do the December News. White man word on that. >_<

Further more, thanks a lot for those who voted for people at the ASB Awards. It was a smalll edition this year I think, but we'll be sure to make it even more cracking next year! Congratulations to all you who won; and again thanks to our local craftsman to make us these shiny plaques to put in our VS-seeker (another proof of you people's crazy minds, keep that coming!). Yes, I'm going to try and post a decent reply in the suggestions topic aswell.

Also, I wanna see more fighting!

I'm going to discuss with DL a new referee-promotion-action. We need to get those reffings up! DL is doing to much work around here. Hopefully our democratic system will allow us to shower you people with presents ^____^

Also, anyone up for contest-reffing? I seem them paychecks becoming better already.

*starts dragging a giant tree*

MeLoVeGhOsTs
18th December 2009, 01:50 PM
Beloved servants, a good day to you all. Glad you could make it. Please have a seat.

December has been a reflective month, with lots of ideas coming from you, our slaves, and the modsquad who's devine power transforms your ideas into something that we take credit for! We worked on some stuff in our secret hideout and this is the result.

Teasers and new Shit!

Stone(r) - Shop: Yes, we're opening up a Stone Shop on the first of january! Not Thunder, Water or Fire, but original evolution stones. Stones grant the pokemon exposed to their power an evolution; making a difference between a Small Stone and a Large Stone.

Small Stone costs 6 points and can evolve a basic-pokemon into a stage 1 pokemon. Large stones evolve stage 1 pokemon, and cost 8 points. I use Polymarization and fuse my Stone shop with my Egg Center to create: DL's shiny magic place. Real name coming january first!

Egg center: DL's cooking tha eggz, and even more so next year! Next year, more crazy promotions and manipulating diseases will plague the egg-center. 50% more chance on Ice-pokemon in a Hydro-egg in january? More chance on a love-pokemon in Plain-egg on valentinesday? Higher chance on black pokemon during Martin Luther King day? DL's got it all and is ready for you. Starting new year!

Abilities: All the abilities have been finished and are ready for testing. DL will put up the finished version of the list after this Newsletter and this comes with a request. We want each of you guys to try out abilities by using them in ONE of your matches. Then by the end of the year we can gather the opinions of you battlers, you refs, and you watchers out there and get the system complete, before unleashing it on you, for realz!

The abilities will be optional in battle, so not mandatory, for those who still want to battle without them.

Ladder: You all heard a strange alcoholic talk about a ladder-system? No, you're not on drugs, it's true! Our secret hideout has been crowded for the past week plotting this scheme. The system is almost adjusted perfectly and if everything goes well then we can have that ready for next year! More information to come, probably in a seperate topic because that looks cool and important.

Elite 4: We have gymleaders yes. Are they good? Yes. Well, here's an easy system to show other people that you're just as good or even better. You can become one of the Elite 4 of ASB, but you'll have to work for it. Hard. Information on this new battle-fetish will come with the ladder. Watch out for that.

Towers: Me and DL going to do some smashing, some building and some re-construction. Stay clear of construction, you might hurt yourself. Check out new City-Center on newyearsday!

Season-gratitude: Yes, four times a year (every three months), starting in March (after the first three months of the new year) we're going to have a ref and month of the season! Wanna know how to get it? Stay in line or I'll kick your ass.

Safari Zone-changes: Yes sir, we mods can do it all, no doubt about that. Watch us as we pimp up the Safari Zone to fit 2010; ASB's most awesome year ever.

Movelist: The ASB move-list shall be completely finished on the first of january. That way we can get rid of the crummy title-topic :D

Reffing

I've seen a lot of people in the reffing tower, trying out the mock contest. Rookies and other rankings alike. That's good! Seriously, thanks to you refs this place can remain as active as it is today, and even more in the future. Glad to have you in our community.

To show our thanks to you who do all the work, we've been working on a new reffing-payment-system. Below, you can see the rank and the changes that are going to take place on January 1st.

Rookie
- Number of battles needed to collect reward: 6
- Reward: Free pokemon or evolution

Intermediate
- Number of battles needed to collect: 5
- Reward: Free pokemon or evolution
+ Free egg | Safari Zone Trip with Pokéball | 3 points

Advanced (= used to be expierenced)
- Number of battles needed to collect: 5
- Reward: Free pokemon or evolution
+ Safari Zone Trip with Greatball
+ Free egg
+ 4 points
Master
- Number of battles needed to collect: 4
- Reward: Free pokemon or evolution
+ Safari Zone Trip with Ultraball
+ Free egg and small stone | Large Stone
+ 5 points

Headrefs: yo mama.

==> New mock-battle/contest up soon!

Contests

DL's doing all the contests for now, but don't be discouraged to try reffing them yourself. Not all contest have to be big ones. You can arrange 4-player contests aswell, choose what kind of appeal you want, choose how many pokemon contending, choose how many out at a time; normal, double, super, hyper appeals? everything is possible!

To go along with the Battle-reffing, we got a little extra for you contest-refs.

When you finish 2 Contests you get, aside from the basic 4 points, the choice between a Small Stone and a free egg; or a Large Stone. Finish 3 Contests and get a Ribbon that will allow you entrance into next years Grand Festival (limited spots this time). When you finish 5 contests, you a 10 point jackpot!

Also, don't forget that contests count for a reffing on your reffing-sheet aswell.

Gym Leaders

More gym-matches are finished or on the way. That's good. I already saw that Mike Mysterio is going after gymleaders, one by one. You won't be stopping me there Mike, but you can try the rest! Actually, CEB made a big shiny badges-box where you can add in the badges as you win them. So be cool and start battling those gymleaders.

Moderation

This is the little section where I can praise myself and talk shit about DL, BUT since it's almost Christmas time I'll be nice. RACIST!

New Members

Yeah, I made up this part of the newsletter to make the new members feel more welcome:D

So, welcome Ayeun, Dark Cookiemaster, Shivaree, Drusillia and Kyuutetsuki! You all get one point for being cool, *ahem* I mean, new; just link to here in the banktopic.

Misc.

~ The Christmas tree is glowing like DL's cheeks. The kindness and generosity is fake and completely politically influenced, but we don't care.
~ ASB Banner? Who's up for making that stuff? Seriously, we need a kick-ass banner to show of our community! Aswell as a color! Get in that topic people!
~ Hall of fame is going to be updated aswell.
~ Sig-moves: we've got a pretty good grip on that idea aswell, but we're saving it for a bit further in the new year.
~ Do I hear another Tourney coming up next year? Oh wait, probably misheard that.

I know that's a lot to swallow, but I hope we did you guys a favor by using your ideas. Me and DL are both very excited about the stuff that's going to be brought in action!

Mike Mysterio
19th December 2009, 09:25 AM
I will beat you MLG.

DarkestLight
19th December 2009, 03:47 PM
Higher chance on black pokemon during Martin Luther King day? DL's got it all and is ready for you.

RACIST!

Greyfox
19th December 2009, 03:56 PM
Hey, waitaminute, Darkly... this picture proves that your argument is invalid:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v705/the-arbiter/racism-over.jpg

Knight of Time
19th December 2009, 03:57 PM
If we're talking black Pokemon for Martin Luther King day, we're going to have to make a list of what Pokemon are naturally black in colour...the majority of them are Dark types, methinks.

DarkestLight
19th December 2009, 03:59 PM
Hate you both, and Grey....there's no picture there

Greyfox
19th December 2009, 04:03 PM
Is too...! =P

DarkestLight
19th December 2009, 04:19 PM
...That picture is invalid. That's James Earl Jones and Bob Marley. They're both Black. INCORRECT WORD USAGE IN PHOTO=FAIL!

Greyfox
19th December 2009, 04:44 PM
Since when is James Earl Jones white? Don't say Star Wars 6, because that doesn't count!

DarkestLight
23rd December 2009, 07:09 PM
XD

DarkestLight
16th January 2010, 11:12 AM
Beloved servants, a good day to you all. Glad you could make it. Please have a seat.

Yeah I just stole his format. Sue me, I'm tired and sick. Anyway, we got a brand spanking new Newsletter for you all to read and enjoy. Though this one is what I'd expect a new one to be for this year, all sorts of small yet huge at the same time

Teasers and new Shit!

Stone(r) - Shop: Well, its open, as all have noticed. Which is pretty cool, considering most of us are now battling hard to evolve Pokemanz. I know I'm going to need to buy a bunch soon, But speaking of that..

Egg center: I may as well post this here. I wasn't too busy about the Incubation Station but for this year..there will be random Egg drops. They'll still cost the same, but they'll be special in a way.

All proceeds of random Egg deal drops will be going to something...awesome :D!!!

Well, to be fair, let me state the first one now. if you buy a Hydro Egg during 1/16/10 and 1/20/10, you will hatch a Pokemon that is part Ice sometime during its evolutionary life. You can buy a max of eggs a a day for this deal. Yes you can buy 8 eggs total over the 4 days.


Abilities: Well, after years of debating them, Abilities are up and running and for the most part...ASB has not crumpled to the ground. Like I expected. We have some stiucky situations-but those are worked on and I think as a whole, you all stuck to your guns about making them work without being superfluously overpowered. So, hats off to ya.

I'm sure there still will be snags, but things are running much smoother than before

Ladder: Ladder is chugging along, what are your thoughts so far. I wanna know!! I haven't had a ladder match yet, but I'm working on it. Im just prety psyched everyone took to it so danged fast.

Towers: Well, that's done and done. New Decade, new set. Thanks to MLG for all his demolition and diligence in keeping this place up to snuff while I relax a bit. Been weird not having to work so hard.

Season-gratitude: <---MLG still hasn't explained this to ya. I'm sure he will soon :O

Safari Zone-changes: EVERYONE WHO IS A SAFARI REF, CONTACT ME FOR UPDATES!!!

Contests

Thanks to Mew Master for reffing this years first contest! Dont think I've quit on giving Contests as well, I'm just letting everyone who wants a turn have it. Remember, There is no set limit on how many Contests happen in a month, its all up to the ref and participants-and how many they can handle!


Moderation

Too bad its a new year and I do Newsletters first hahahhaa. Shittalk time! MLG is garbage. Yo he ticks me off. Every time he types I feel english teeth in my ear and it burns like the dickens. He's not even from England! But it still burns. Its like he has a continental shelf for a snaggletooth :D

Told you I'd get you back, foo >P

New Members

O.o You know, I'm glad MLG made this section. He's really keeping this place together as a integrated society more than me currently, and I applaud him for that. But I don't know who's new since December...uhh..

Ryandude713
Mario 72486
Concept

Ya'll get one point. Link to this topic in the Bank when you claim.

Misc.

~ So umm yeah, not much here. Surprises to come soon in waves again. Always look forward to reading suggestions.
~ Tourney? Think all the main Christmas hoopla has died down. Might start one up.

Done for now :O Ya'll keep battling, ASB.

MeLoVeGhOsTs
16th January 2010, 07:47 PM
Formost: I like the use of the word 'ya'll'.

RACIST!

Also, season-gratitude is an event to honor Ref of the Season and Member of the Season. It comes four times a year *gasp*, so it'll start in March. So ya'll be good and I might grant you that prize! What? Yes, I am a total dictator. Eat beans.

I'd also like to hear about the abilities. What's good? What's bad? What needs twitching? Don't hesitate to throw it out. I don't want our cosy little diner to go bankrupt. Blow some life into my artificially created shithole!

That is all.

Knight of Time
25th March 2010, 07:30 PM
Well, just a small note to pass along here, but everyone here ought to check the chat thread, I made an update to a blast from the past.

MeLoVeGhOsTs
26th March 2010, 08:41 AM
What is this? A commoner posting in our elite mod-thread?

BURN HIM!

MeLoVeGhOsTs
30th March 2010, 09:26 AM
ASB NEWS UPDATE

Incubation Station: Ting Ding! We have a promotion starting on April 1st, no joke, and running until the 15th. Grass/Ground eggs will be more likely to hatch Grass pokemon, so all you grass-lovers out there, abuse the promotion! Also, evolution stones are still available for non-expierenced pokemon.

Abilities: Well actually, they seem to run fairly well. Still, if there are any questions don't hesitate to PM me or DL!

First catch list: Kyle finisihed the first catch list I started a few years back, so thank you Kyle for that. So if you're interested in eternal fame and glory in our ASB, check out what spots are still open.

Ladder: Yes, for all you competing in the Ladder. Switches to your team can be made from April 1st to 7th. Just post in the Ladder topic and let us know.

Ref and Member of the Season: Our first winner for Ref of the season is Knight of Time! You've proven yourself to be a good and consistent ref this season, well done. Member of the Season goes to Oslo this time; you're a welcome addition to our ASB, you battle well and you just approved as a ref, so try for Ref of the Season next time! Both of you get three points and a Free Catch or Evolution at Approval Tower.

Reffing

Times are busy, but I've seen a few applications in the Reffing Tower so things will pick again no doubt. Thanks to all the refs who are hanging in there!

Also: DL IS A GIRL! *runz*

Contests

Again thanks to Mew Master for doing the latest contest and proving that there are no limits to what contest you can do. Might aswell do one myself.. Damn.

Don't forget the contest rewards: When you finish 2 Contests you get, aside from the basic 4 points, the choice between a Small Stone and a free egg; or a Large Stone. Finish 3 Contests and get a Ribbon that will allow you entrance into this years Grand Festival (limited spots this time). And when you finish 5 contests, you get a 10 point jackpot!

Contests count for a reffing on your reffing-sheet aswell.

Tower of the Ascended

Mike is still on his path of collecting all gym-badges and I can't blame him! Still, the gymleaders records are up in the Tower of the Ascended so check it out. Also, challenge Blade, he's been in a killer mood ever since he got appointed. He's already proven his worth in the All-comers challenge so far. So beat him!

Moderation

Both me and DL have been quite busy with real life ever since 2010 started, so this a form of apologies here. Right now busy times are not over, but it seems a bit better, though. Still, you can always contact us via PM if you have any questions, or if you're in the mood for some love.

New Members

Welcome, Everoy, Oslo and Dogfish. You all get one point for free, just link to this topic in the Bank. We applaud newcomers and their unabused minds!

Misc.

~ ASB Banner: no one willing to take a crack at this?

Well that's it for this newsletter. I'm taking my leave with these words: keep fighting, damnit!

Blademaster
30th March 2010, 06:48 PM
Aww, shucks.

Oslo
31st March 2010, 02:19 PM
Yay, thanks, I'm flattered. :) Can't wait to use those points on something exciting!

Blademaster
31st March 2010, 08:43 PM
Why is my NAME blinking?

mario72486
31st March 2010, 09:26 PM
Why is my NAME blinking?

A better question would be: why is everyone a mod?

Gotta love April 1. This is an acid trip waiting to happen...

Oslo
31st March 2010, 10:07 PM
Is it so bad that I actually find the background delightfully ironic and don't mind the new colour scheme?

Probably.

I will enJOY this day while it lasts.

EDIT: AHHH, why is my JOY blinking?

SECOND EDIT: This is on crack. JOY JOY JOY JOY JOY.

DarkestLight
1st May 2010, 08:47 AM
State of the ASB Address

Hello all. May is in, and that's great. Allergies are gonna be gone pretty much altogether, summer's rolling in (Winter for you folks down unda) and I actually start reffing a bit more because that time of year is fast approaching!

Reffing

So. How're we doing. Reffing tower is getting some use finally, which is great. Tower of the Ascended hasn't done too bad in terms of reffings. I can tell you what I am thinking though. I'm thinking that its gonna be a good summer with the way battles are moving. Yeah some are slow, but with people coming back now, it will pick up to a good gait. Yay for that.

Also Ref/Member of the Season: Spring Edition ends in June, so keep at it. We're watching you o.o...MLG watches you when he's naked though, so be wary though.


Contest/Tournament?

Wow. We haven't had a contest all year. Nor had we any inkling of a Tournament. WelL, all that's about to change. Yessir, we're going to either have a Grand Festival or a Tournament! But-unlike decisions in the past, your Mod-team alone is going to decide which one will it be.

Unless of course, you think that's unfair, to which you can send your reasoning to MLG or I in PM.

Randomness/Moderation

Yeah so this section is new. Mainly 'cause MLG's getting a bunch of cheap shots at me lately in these NL's and I haven't the chance to counter.

But how do you counter a person who does such a good job, and is there when you are not and helps everyone out and still has a stern grip on his cock, and still focuses on the issues and still laughs abut it all and still wants to snuggle with his soiled socks after watching Beverly Thrills Cock 1-4 in a row?

Yeah, MLG's a hard one to replace n_N! I've been so sick these last few months that ugh, life was a chore, and I apologize ASB. Kina took it out on you. Never again. I'll get back into super reffing shape and throw some more energy into it, 'cause that's what we do. We bounce back hard! We're not a damn surviving ASB for nothin'

Ladder

Heald's gonna do some ladder Sprucing, and I am going to open up a few reffing slots. Check for them. We kinda want the Ladder to have a proper run, just to see how things are, feelings, adjustments, stuff like that.


Misc

Whoa, off soapbox there. What, 7 days til Iron Man, and its Free Comic Book Day. Uhh Whoa lets see. New members this past month include C~Dub, Deragf, papabopp, thatguy and Patar all of whom receive one point for being new and awesome and well received by everyone! :D. Claim it at the Financial Center, and link to this post :O

I'ma work on getting some oldbies back...they owe me -.-..and well soon it'll be that time of year. We have some good stuff ready for the summer, and if you didn't know, in the Incubation Center, all Pokemon they are flowery seem to hatch more often in their respective Egg Groups (Most likely Earth Eggs..but there's a few that hide out in other groups....mayyybe)

Uhh yeah. I got nothing but I got comics to snag. You keep fightin', ASB.


teeheehee

Kurosakura
1st May 2010, 12:42 PM
You forgot to announce the triumphant return of one of our favorite refs! Which is me. [/ego and sarcasm]

Anyways, I totally forgot about the summer tree, which means I need to get my loli butt into gear and... take on more reffings. Yes.

Ayeun
5th May 2010, 03:27 AM
Summer tree?

Crazy Elf Boy
5th May 2010, 04:22 AM
Yeh isn't that weird they have Summer in July.

DarkestLight
5th May 2010, 07:45 AM
Damn upside downlanders

Ayeun
6th May 2010, 10:38 AM
I was serious... Whats the summer tree? Is it like the christmas tree we had? or is this kuro just being crazy?

The_Missing_Link
6th May 2010, 11:06 AM
I was serious... Whats the summer tree? Is it like the christmas tree we had? or is this kuro just being crazy?

It is exactly the same as the Christmas Tree

Darth CookieMonster
5th June 2010, 09:15 PM
When Is the summer tree gonna start?!

MeLoVeGhOsTs
6th June 2010, 04:39 AM
Patience my friend, patience.

Also, newsletter is going to be up soon!

Ayeun
6th June 2010, 05:00 AM
Mr MLG sir, I was just wondering what the rewards were for Contest reffing. Battle reffs get to trade in for points, and free pokemon and evolutions and stuff, but the poor contest reffs don't have anything.

MeLoVeGhOsTs
12th June 2010, 09:02 AM
State of the ASB Address

JUNE! IT'S JUNE! FUCK I LOVE JUNE! Wait..exams, good weather whilst obligated to stay inside, hayfever getting the best of me again..fuck june. Anyway, newsletter should cheer me up. After all, I can bash and crash everything I want here:D IMMA GOD! *wiggles*

Reffing

I've seen a boost, a spurt, a blessing! ASB is alive folks, and we're telling ya! Refs are doing a great job keeping the place going, so an honest and well placed thank you is the right thing to do. Along with the thank you, I'm gonna thank one ref even more. Yes it's june, that means a half year has passed and we're on our second Ref of the season! Congrats, DarkestLight! You've always been a good and solid ref, but you've been taking up loads of reffing these last months (like you said in last newsletter), including Tourney! You don't need them, but earn them anyway: here's three points and a free catch/evolution!

Aside from that, new Mock-battle and Mock-contest are up for grabs in the reffing tower. Try out your chance on promotion!

Contest

In response to Ayeun's question: contests count as a succesful reffing, so you can just put them on the reffing-list. Aside from that, extra rewards are here for you contest refs! If you ref a contest with 1-4 you get two extra points after completing it, 4 points for a contest with 5-8 people, 6 points for 9-12 and 8 points for 13-16. ON TOP OF THAT, you get a free Small Stone for completing two entire contests, and a free Large Stone or 8 points for completing three contests. Now how's that for starters.

I've also seen DL running around with loads of ribbons, murmering something about a festival, something grand. Is he excentric or nuts?

Tournament

Holy jezus fricking chirst, this tourney is hot! Hot, fast, full of explosions and fireworks! You people are tha bomb, rocking this tourney so hard. Seriously, the tourney is going great and I would like to thank everyone battling, reffing or just spectating! People who already moved to round two are Knight of Time, Mike Mysterio and DarkestLight. I'm curious about the finale... :D

Tower of the Ascended

Yeah, all gymleaders are in the run for a badge and I'm liking this. I can hear an elite4 coming already.. Will you have enough qualifications? Try to beat me, IMMA GOD!

Moderation

Yeah, DL and I've been busy trying to sort out our ASB here, trying to implement things that are unique and refreshing. While most of that work gets done in places you don't even wanna hear about, it's getting done, and that's the most important thing. Don't forget you can always put up suggestions for us at Suggestion Topic, or PM us if you have any questions/ideas/naked pictures. Yes, DL likes little girls!!

Anyway, I thought I'd keep it clean this time and don't go bashing DL all that much. He's got feelings too you know. Black feelings, but feelings nonetheless.

Ladder

The ladder is ending for this half year on June 30th! We didn't get as much participaters as we thought, but money was a big problem in januray. With the new tree (oops), we should be able to fix that. So don't wait out guys and join the ladder for the last half year of 2010. Adjustments are going to be made, so don't sweat it. Lots o' money to win!

New Members

Bobyjoe, pereloth, CCW, Conman, Kirby97 and Handsome Dan (RaZoR-LeAf), you're all new to our ASB and you get one point for doing nothing more than that! Aren't we awesome? Just link to the Financial Tower to make your point vallid. Get yourself some eggsies n_n

Misc

Since we already got the Ref of the Season, here's the Member of the Season: Wolfsong! Wolfy you've been consistent, and really giving it your all this season. So here's three points and a free catch/evolution from DL and I. Go nutz.

DL is totally going insane bit by bit, alone in his Incubation Center. So he decided he needed to see some people. A pretty little discount for ya'll, that's his source of trickery and deceit! Starting June 15th, you get two eggs for the price of one! But because he's sooooo cheap, there's a max of 4 eggs per week, so don't go crazy kids.

Also, Tree is coming folks! Ninja-style!

The last little surprise contains Safari Zone. I'll be honest: I'm not gonna ruin the surprise, just gonna tease you a bit. It's got everything to do with unobtainable pokemon O_O!

To phrase it in a true hero's words: "you keep fighting ASB :D"

DarkestLight
12th June 2010, 11:47 AM
Well whoa. Didn't expect that you bahstad! Thanks for ROTS.

O crap lemme warm up the generator. Eggs gonna be flying outta there..

Wolfsong
12th June 2010, 05:52 PM
State of the ASB Address
Since we already got the Ref of the Season, here's the Member of the Season: Wolfsong! Wolfy you've been consistent, and really giving it your all this season. So here's three points and a free catch/evolution from DL and I. Go nutz.

Wow, thanks. I sure didn't expect that.

DarkestLight
11th September 2010, 03:20 PM
State of the ASB Address


[Well now. Leave it to me to finally get this up on the day of a American tragedy. Shows how much I care for this commercialized day. Anyway, a moment of silence for the 9/11 folks that gave their lives and died that day 9 years ago.

There. Done. Tribute over. Back to the fun-because that's what you came here for! n_n

Exodus/Newbies

We're seeing some people leave and some people stay. Happens every September, and I wish dabsaww, Falcon's Eye and Darthcookiemonster the best of luck in their endeavors.They'll be back, they'll always come back.

But on the flipside, we do have new members Sonickrazy, crown34, darklight and 3m0d0ll! You each get 2 points for joining, link back to this NL when you post them in the Financial Tower.

Now onto the meat of whats happening this fall.

Referees!

Thank to Elf, we've come up with a dynamic new way of updating the Safari Zone. Starting today-we will split up the Zone into Ref quadrants. Meaning each Ref will have their own thread for the Zone. You sign up in the main Safari Zone Thread still-and a Ref will come along and take your quest. You then post in the designated thread. This will (hopefully) alleviate confusion/wait times and make for a more qualitative Zone in which people may discover more than previously imagined.....

Contests!

We're seeing a consistent rise in Contests and that's always welcome. Special thanks to Ayeun and Mew Master for hosting them-and don't be shy folks. They're not hard to do. You can practice with the mock reffing we have up and we'll be glad to help you with any questions you may have.


Tournaments!

Well! The Tournament is over, with Blademaster taking it all at the very end. A very healthy pot as well, 76 points I believe? Congratulations Blade. The runner up, Ultimate Charizard, also had an outstanding show. Thank you everyone that participated, and we'll be sure to have a new Tournament up and running for the winter season. I'm sure by then you'll have your hands full with the other things coming this fall.

Member/ Ref of the Season.

Oh yes, Summer is winding down. But that does not mean we haven't been watching you all. We have our pick for Ref and Member of the Summer Season, and it goes to Greyfox and Ayeun !!

Grey has been very consistent with his Reffings this quarter, and quite possibly all year, and we really do appreciate the effort.

Ayeun has been consistently striving to keep activity at a good clip, with her energy to start contests, keep battles alive and her passion toward finishing her own fights.

3 points and a free catch/evolution for the both of ya!


New Stuff!!


Here's that section that you all have been drooling over. All those suggestions you all have had, well here are the ones that are coming to light thus far.

Pokeathlon: The concept is sound-and we will try to implement this soon. Mew Master is trying a test run of the Speed aspect, so feedback would be good (just PM him). The others will follow shortly, so suggestions are welcome.

Gym Leaders/Elite 4: The 6 Gym Leader thing is working well, and they're putting up with a lot of challenges. However, we do seem lacking in even stiffer competition, don't we?

Hence we have now chosen whom shall be in the Elite 4. This has been an time-consuming effort in which we've looked over not just the current Gym leaders records, but the records of most the other ASB community, and their level of participation and overall activeness. There are stipulations to being a E4 member...and here's one of them.

The Elite Four have the distinction of being able to Battle for Gym badges (better qualifying them for their position.), and Gym Leaders battling for Elite Four Status. More information can be found in the Tower of the Ascended (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/showthread.php?t=20170), where the names of the Elite Four are revealed.

Now, prolly the biggest one...

Legends: It has come to our attention for many a time now(but moreso cause of the latest damn episodes in the Anime) that Legends are being used more and more. To the point where common people seem to whip them out all willy nilly. So, your fabulous Mod team plus helpers have worked arduously hard in figuring a way for you to attain these creatures.

It won't be easy, but everyone has a chance to get a few Legendaries-while others are still off limits. A few have been spotted in the Safari Zone, in random- not easily accessible-areas. Don't expect them to be captured on the first go round either, it might take a while for you to catch them too. A list will be up shortly pointing out what Legends are available in the Zone, and this list will grow in time. More information will be revealed soon.

Referees: Just a reminder. If you need to take a break, please don't leave your matches without any notice. If the break gets long, alert the folks waiting that a Sub-ref may be their best bet. This way we don't have matches taking years to complete.

Misc:

Now, I've been hearing talk and offshoots about Gambling needing to be allowed in ASB. I'm going to say now that any direct gambling on ASB matches will not only be terminated on sight, but the match will be void and the participants will be deducted 10 points per allocation. That said, there has been rumblings about a Casino that uses ASB points being created in the Games section of the forum as a whole...We just need a few more permits and zoning rights to be legalize...err finaliz... worked out.

Also. do not forget about all the Fanart work available. Customize and legitimately make a badass banner for your team! Over in Fanart you can request a banner from Crazy Elf Boy, or a picture of your Pokemon from Mew Master/Crystal Tears (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=21311), or the collaboration of Asilynne/Mystic Clown and Blademaster. Please, I implore everyone to take a look at each of their work and support our artists. These are all great ways to further showcase your teams might or skill out in new and very imaginative ways :O.

So. This is where I rag on MLG for not being around. Why would I do that. Damn drunk Belgian Waffle. Bet you he has Waffle squares for hands and he fills them with beer....hrm wait that's not a bad prospect....

Asilynne
14th September 2010, 07:04 PM
Would my PINKS battles be considered gambling? Or what do you mean by gambling? Because Ive already had two PINKS battles (lost them both but anyway.....lol)

MeLoVeGhOsTs
23rd October 2010, 09:54 AM
State of the ASB Address

Welcome beloved servants, for another fabulous report from your local modsquad. Let's talk a bit, shall we?

New members

Flapjackal, Trikejacob, tbh1313, Amped, you all get two points for starting here in our ASB. Have fun!

Reffing

Referees have been swamped with (real life) work these last month, but this is a typical september/october thing; we see it every year. However, this is not that negative. Getting a chill once in a while kinda brings back your spirit for ASB (atleast it does with me), so take a break once in a while guys but always let us know through the Absence Tower. That way your in the clear for both DQ's and reffings and everybody is up to date. ktnxbai :D

About the Safari Zone, the seperate-thread change has been tested and accepted now and most people seem content with the current situation, but a few changes have yet to be made. Me and DL discussed this for a while and here are our conclusions:

From now on, safrefs will have a maximum number of quests that they can take. If you're a rookie ref you're allowed a max of two quests in your thread. Three for Intermediate, four for Advanced and Master refs can take five or more challenges.

When claiming points, you only have to lin to the start-post of the safari adventure and the last round reffed. Then DL is gonna work his black magic and check out everything (so no thousand links anymore). Thank you black santa!

Next, safari refs are free to show legendaries as they see fit, but his/her challenger can only catch one. So you can see a thousand Legends, but only catch one (per game).

Further more, legends get more attacks as the number of opponents increase. When the legend is battling a pokemon one on one, it gets the standard three attacks. It gets four though, when fighting two opponents, and five when fighting three opponents. This evens out the number difference. And yes, they still got 150HP and EN.

Area-connectivity: Yes, your takers can travel to other area's, but that might take a few posts. Teleporting ofcourse, nullifies that. Be creative and make it worth while!

DISCLAIMER: Pokeballs can break people (by strong enough attack), and you don't get your money back! So be careful when throwing them out, get the pokemon asleep, trapped, hold down with a psychic attack, or anything else that might come up in your wicked, perverted, scary minds. Foolz!


Contests

Yeah, it's a whole different aspect, but it's coooool. Don't be shy people, hosting a contest isn't that difficult, so give it a go with our mock-contest, or if you have already done it, your own contest! It doesn't have to be big if you don't wanna, just go with a nice theme and enjoy the creation of art, pokemon-art! *twirls*

Tournaments

*yawn*

What you really think we'd spoil the fun already? Nice try:D

Moderation

Support DL guys. Even ninjas need friends.

Tower the Ascended

So this is it. The E4 have been decided and this is the final order (unless they challenge eachother for re-ordering rights):

1. Ultimate Charizard
2. Blademaster
3. MeLoVeGhOsTs
4. Greyfox

So this means that if you wanna challenge the Elite Four, you'll need to beat UC first, then Blade, then me, then Grey. Challengers will have to use a set team of 6 pokemon that they can't change for the entire E4 runthrough.

That means, with me, Grey and Blade being in E4 now, that we have three new and fresh Gymleaders that will be giving your pokemon a run for their money! Say welcome to Mew Master, Ayeun and Dogfish44! Their gyms and badges (and the arenas for E4) will be displayed in the Tower of the Ascended as the entire Tower gets restyled.

Gymleaders who which to challenge E4 must have beaten four challengers first. E4 who want to challenge eachother can do so for re-ordering rights, but they match can be no more than a two on two, to keep it speedy.

Misc.

- Pokeathlon, Casino, and more crazy ass ideas are being thought up, tested and analyzed. Don't come near the lab, 'cause Darkly got some crazy ass dog/toad hybrids that will smack you up. Shooty tongues with hair!

- A free evolution doesn't need expierence!

- Pinks battles are allowed. PINKS-battles are battles in which the winner takes the pokemon that fought in the battle.

- Fanart! Give our artsy members a pat on the back and check out their art-topics, where you can buy banners/avatars/etc.

- Now who wants to win an ASB-Oscar?:D

DarkestLight
5th December 2010, 03:33 PM
State of the ASB Address


Well now. It's been another year in ASB, and December has finally rolled upon us. Usually, there's talk of parties, and events and all sorts of grand things to end the year off...

Why should this be any different :D! Let's get it on!

Reffing:

ASB refs are down and out. Guess all that pushing in the late Summer finally caught up with is huh? We lost a huge amount of activity from ya'll and I can't say that its not expected. I mean hey, times change right. But now's the time when we can finish this year off on a high note and keep it rolling through 2011. I mean hey, we do have a new generation looming just around the corner....

So, until everyone gets things together, I'll try to hold down a substantial number of reffings and hopefully will get most of these done by 1/1 (depending on posting frequency, of course). I'm sure all the other refs that are available will do the same, I'm not asking you for any more than what you can handle. All you other refs that need time to finish school projects and what not, please just post which battles need sub-refs.

Celebrations

After a long sitdown with MLG about the state of affairs here, we've decided to do something that actually seems long overdue. Greyfox is now a HeadRef. As such, he'll be the go-to guy for Reffing Tower duties and concerns. Also he is the guy you hanker around for your Mock Reffing reviews. Ironically enough, Greyfox is our Ref of the Season :D Hooray Grey! That also leaves the Member of the season, whom happens to be none other than papabopp :o Good work there, and I hope you keep it up.

(3 pt & free catch/evo, if yer wondering)

Legend Acquisition

For all the years we've been wishy washy on Legends, I must say there is not that much hoopla about it after all. These words will haunt me soon enough, I know it.

Tournaments

So, I'm going to set up a Tournament Sign up sheet. Its only going to have 8 slots. I'm not going to say when it will be set up. I'm not going to say what type of Tournament it will be. All I will say is that it will force you to only use a maximum of 2 Pokemon. So. Keep your eyes open. That's all there is for that. :P

Gyms

With this lull in activity, Gym Matches have kinda stalled. Poor E4, guys got nothing to do huh? *Yawn* Maybe we should set up a gauntlet for you folks, lil team up versus inactive Gym Leaders... or a lil' Round Robin faceoff? We'll decide what's in store for you guys so you don't just have a rank. Be ready.

Misc

Casino is almost done. Calm down. We'll make sure you can spend your money soon enough. People getting large amounts, we're definitely gonna hafta cut them down.

Incubation station is open. 2 Deals redeemable until 1/4/11:

1) Buy 1 get 1 free. Applies to Eggs only..
OR
2) Buy 2 eggs, get 1 small stone free.

Max 3 eggs per week for either deal, so no going crazy. And no "I bought three last week, so I buy three now that give me 2 more stones" either >p

...Huh? I didn't mention anything about ASB Awards? Yeah I did. Up there before. I dun see why I'd have to mention them, the Topic's already up...and everyone knows that you have until 12/12 to nominate people for each award.

papabopp
14th December 2010, 08:46 PM
i am SO glad c~dub showed me this. i havnt cheked this thread in a long time lol im gonna save that evo for a bit :)

DarkestLight
19th February 2011, 09:52 AM
State of the ASB Address

I'm going to get into it, 'cause as always, there's alot to cover.

Reffing

REF! ASSEMBLE!! Hell attendance assemble, people have been down and out. Can't blame ya, its February! Schools restarted-and weather is acting all sorts of weird. Slow is slow. But lemme just wet yer palate with a few happenings, so when everyone comes back, you all will be ahead of the game.

Celebrations

Why are we celebrating? Because the Contests are back. Its heading into round two, and it's getting really creative. The Tournament is move at a great clip too, as the Semi finals are coming up! :D. We already know three of the 4 competitors, who will be the fourth!

We also have a few new members since the last NL. ambasaur, RODAN and jelibean man all get 2 points for starting out in our ASB! (If I missed anyone, don't hate me, I'm a little slow on the uptake...)


Gyms

Well the Gyms have seen some movement. We got an average of two Gym Battles a month-which is good, considering the downturn before the uprising which is almost here! Good luck to Mike Mysterio and chaos_redefined!

Black/White News!!

Well, saved the best for last. There are a few B/W changes to ASB that you-the public-should know about. This is to prepare you and us for the new onslaught that will undoubtedly encapsulate us.

First off. There has been a meteor shower that has covered the entirety of the Safari Zone. (I've openly stated it in my quests. You don't have to, just know it has occurred.). This shower has had a few shards land here and there in the Zone.

These shards can be White in color. Or Black...or Black and white. That's all.

Second off, we are now introducing Tokens. Tokens are small coin shaped emblems that can be purchased from us for a price. 15 points, to be exact. Now, why would you pay 15 points for a Token?

Because anyone that buys a Token can get
1) a B/W Pokemon (first form)
2) evolve their B/W Pokemon once
3) Change any Pokemon's ability once!

Tokens do not go on sale until March-and they won't be on sale long either. So you may want to finish up those battles you may have left hanging.

Misc

Hrm. Let me quell a few rumors and smaller events I've been meaning to discuss-and a few changes.

1) Yes. New Abilities are compiled. For the most part, most are not broken at all.

1a) Yes, Stall is still being worked on. Sorry for the wait. Stall breaks a bunch of shizzle.

2) Yes. Moves are completed-and some are even added to the movelist already. As B/W has not come out yet, these moves are not to be used. They are all subject to change as the games come out, but we feel we've done them a great deal of justice.

3) For SZ refs-I want to know if you have made any progress at all in the type/s you've chosen for the Zone. Also want to remind you all that not all Pokemon are attainable in the Zone.

4) A new quirk for B/W. Sleep Talk is NOT a TM anymore. Therefore, since that can horribly harm a B/W exclusive Pokemon, we've decided that all B/W Pokemon know Sleep Talk instinctively. If by some change a Move Tutor list comes out with Sleep Talk being able to be learned by them all, this clause will then be removed!

That's all for now. I heard something about E4 changes....but that may have to wait until B/W comes out. Later~

papabopp
19th February 2011, 11:22 AM
so are tokens the only way of obtaining B/W pokemon??

DarkestLight
19th February 2011, 03:03 PM
No. Tokens are the only way of obtaining B/W pokemon for free-and they won't be around long.

papabopp
19th February 2011, 03:27 PM
uhh it seems to me like a token is equivelant to 15 points wich doesnt seem free to me. what am I not getting?

chaos_redefined
19th February 2011, 05:37 PM
Also, will tokens be the only way to change our pokemon's abilities to the new ones when black/white comes out?

Blademaster
19th February 2011, 05:44 PM
Can the Token do any of the 3 things listed? Or all of them?

Because I ain't paying 15 points for something I can catch in the Safari Zone and evolve myself for a fifth of the price.

Charles Legend
19th February 2011, 09:43 PM
what just a freaking second Darkest dose that mean there is not going to be a Black and White Giveaway, or are the tokens smiler to the Diamonds and Pearls from the Diamond and Pearl Giveaway? :confused:

some clarification would be nice to know Darkest one. :prod:

~Charles Legend

DarkestLight
19th February 2011, 09:52 PM
In order

papa: If you get a Token (a la win one, earn one or obtain one by some other means)..then its free, right? What I'm saying is that B/W Pokemon arent only going to be available via Token; its just an option.

chaos: yes.

Blade: One of the three. And yes, you can catch them in the Zone for 1/5th the price, just like how you can evolve your Pokemon for super cheap via battling, but the option of evolving them via stones is available for those that may utilize it. Also, they aren't going to be standard issue, they will be gone relatively quickly.

Charles: Where does it say anywhere about there not being a giveaway? But yes, the Tokens are similar to the Diamonds and Pearls of DP fame.

Ayeun
20th February 2011, 09:05 AM
Wait a minute... Does that mean if say, for example, I wanted to change the abilities of some of my team, that I am going to have to fork out 15 points for EACH of them? That's highway robbery. Even if there is a give away, say I wanted to change 4 pokemon's abilities over... That's 60 points. I make that in a year! Why should I have to get new pokemon copies to get the alternative abilities?

DarkestLight
20th February 2011, 11:35 AM
Aye: Yeap.

This is not something to be taken lightly. We really had to think about this. You all picked your abilities from the available pool at the time, and knew it was non negotiable deal. Now with the onset of new ones, we know that there are going to be a few that have ridiculously new and powerful ones. (who the HELL gave Ninetales Drought needs to be shot) At the same time, we did not want to renig our stance on keeping the specifics on Pokemon obtaining as they were.

This way we figured, yeah its a high amount, but at the same time, you can change it as long as you have a Token, since this changes a fundamental aspect of your Pokemon quote unquote, forever. More will be explained in the giveaway, and it may not be as expensive as it seems.

papabopp
20th February 2011, 12:54 PM
so you just buy them like you'd buy anything else? How else can you get them? you can win them? where? the tourney?

Greyfox
20th February 2011, 01:02 PM
You can win won in the tourney, it seems, or you can find them in the Safari Zone. Referees, for now, are supposed to be able to earn them as ref rewards as well, but I haven't gotten around to updating the tower yet. D:

Blademaster
20th February 2011, 03:38 PM
Is there a limit of one token per customer?

DarkestLight
20th February 2011, 05:36 PM
There will be a preset number of days Tokens can be bought. Yes you will be able to buy more than one.

Dogfish44
20th February 2011, 05:51 PM
Will I be able to purchase B/W mon after, and change abilities after?

This confuses me...

papabopp
20th February 2011, 07:12 PM
If tokens are available only for a while, I think we should be able to get them during the Summer and Winter Trees even if theres a limit of them then.

chaos_redefined
20th February 2011, 07:31 PM
From what I understand.....

Yes, you can buy/evolve B/W pokemon afterwards. At normal prices, even. No, you cannot change abilities afterwards.

Charles Legend
21st February 2011, 12:28 AM
who the HELL gave Ninetales Drought needs to be shot. You over looked the fact that Politoed get's Drizzle which is which I'm holding off evolving Misty into one, granted at the moment she still a Poliwag but still that's my plan.

It's kind of funny thought because Slowpokes were said to have ended a Drought if I'm not mistaken. also specking of Drought perhaps I'll look into getting a Vulpix with it...

but yeah why do you think they need to be shot, also are are you talking about only Game Freak or any one in the ASB that dose? :peek: calls out my entire team, including Irvin Ooze my my Grimer and tells him to power up it's Stench ability to the max to ward off any insanity Pichu welding a gun... -_-

~Charles Legend

MeLoVeGhOsTs
21st February 2011, 04:48 AM
Changing abilities of old pokemon into new ones should cost A LOT. It's not like you can change your haircolor at will aswell. New pokemon can get the new abilities as easy as gingerbread, but old pokemon are 'set'. Changes can be made, but'll cost ya.

Also, looking forward to B/W. Pity I have no time, though:(

Ayeun
21st February 2011, 04:58 AM
I understand the costing a lot phase of this plan, but if I wanted to change my main battlers team (and there is almost 20 of them) to new abilities, I am out 300 points.

in reflection, to replace them with clones of them selves, and basically say 'Screw you all the good memories that I have had' would cost me about 100 points. So you are saying that emotional attachment and memories mean nothing?

chaos_redefined
21st February 2011, 05:04 AM
No. They mean 200 points. You can pay an extra 200 points to keep those memories.

On a completely unrelated note, I know some people get upset by the idea of gift pokemon being discarded, but I will not be upset with anyone buying a clone of a gift I got them and giving away the old one, if this is the only financially feasible way for you to change the abilities of it.

Also... for MLG's metaphor... While I can't do it regularly, hair dye does exist. We are not saying that we should dye our hair every day, but you guys are saying that hair dye should cost more than a cloning machine.

MeLoVeGhOsTs
21st February 2011, 05:08 AM
Yeah, that's great that you wanna change your abilities. But it's not because you want, that you can. So if you want to, you'll need the cash:D

And emotional value and memories are all personal. If the new abilities are that important to you that you buy new versions of your pokemon, that's your own choice.

Dogfish44
21st February 2011, 05:34 AM
You know, this is the first time I've felt that something's being done unfairly. 15 points is excessive, 5 points wouldn't be nearly as steep.

I couldn't possibly clone my mons, I've actually had good memories with some (GRUMPYpig, Ectabat, Venn).

I personally think there should be a week of change - Where you can change abilities for free. Then after that, they get relocked.

DarkestLight
21st February 2011, 08:34 AM
Note: I was expecting this severe backlash. I've prepared a statement to prove this is not highway robbery.

Ex 1.) I look back to my cartridges. I can't transfer my Whipper (Venusaur) from the Original Red to Fire Red. If there was way, it would be a shitton of money to buy/create a converter that allowed transfers from Oldred to FireRed.

EX 2.) You're telling me its cheap to get a new heart? Assistance limb? Hell even dentures cost a ton of cash. These are fundamental parts of you. The same goes for your Pokemon. These abilities (though introduced in Gen 3) have stuck with your crew since.

EX 3: MLG is right. I am in agreeance that 15 points is a harsh contrast to everything we've tried to make affordable to everyone, but at the same time, these Pokemon have been with you guys forever. You've battled with them in so many facets, but as soon as something new comes out, you wanna switch them at the drop of a hat?

I couldn't change Muddy at all (Dunsparce). No way no how. Dun care if he got some super ability that let his prowess double upon being hit

(Holy shit. No I'm dead serous he really gets that, didn't even know. I got curious and looked up 'Sparce and he gets Self Conscious, funny XD). No way. Muddy is Muddy and he's awesome the way he is.

Stones cost 6 to 8 points, and this helps evolve Pokemon that don't even USE stones to evolve. Yes, their bodies were gonna change anyway, you just accelerated it. But this is something that doesn't/shouldn't change, and yer upset 'cause you have to pay double to do so?

Hell even when you played Diamond or Pearl, and sent your Pokemon over to Pal Park you only had a ~50% chance of having your Pokemon pop out with a second Ability. (Took me like 22 tries before I got a Magic Guard Clefable w/Softboiled-ugh the drama.)

This immediate backlash doesn't sound like you actually care about them at all up to the point of sticking by your choices that you made years before this new ability sweep came through. I want you all to think about that. You're only seeing the immediate cost of this to "better" yourself and using the "close bond" issue as a defense. That is not sound because you're changing a fundamental aspect of them-changing them to fit your needs instead of treating them as they are despite the new changes.

My honest advice:

Take! your! time! Yes, 300 points is alot to change 20 Pokemon. Try switching 45. 60. hell, try 100. Yeah its alot of cash. Yeah I seem jaded because I hoard points like a madman and can actually buy a shitton of tokens-but at the same time, I really don't think its fair to switch abilities at all just because new ones came out.

But at the same time, we're going to make sure that over time, you WILL be able to eventually get what you feel you need to keep up with the times.

Like I said. Over the next few months, there will be a series of events that will help you all gain chances to change abilities. Some'll be cheaper than others. This is the most expensive-and its also one that is not going to be around very long.

Secondly, its also a way for us to foster activity -.-. You want this badly, you work on it. You don't get better at anything just by buying the best things, 'cause people still defeat you with older methods and you're then left sitting there wondering how you still lost when you have all this brand new shiny stuff!

Trust us, this is not as bad as it seems. You all gave everything a chance before, give us a shot to show you this won't be as bad as it sounds. We haven't let you down yet,and I positive we won't start now.

Blademaster
21st February 2011, 04:41 PM
I ain't changing a damn one of my Pokemon. But 15 points... I'm just curious why that number? Ten sounds fair.

I don't even know any new Abilities my team can learn. Not worried about it since the games aren't even out yet.

DarkestLight
21st February 2011, 07:33 PM
O.o. Muggles can answer that better than I.

chaos_redefined
21st February 2011, 09:24 PM
That is not sound because you're changing a fundamental aspect of them-changing them to fit your needs instead of treating them as they are despite the new changes.

This would be valid, but the only change I really want to make is to Nightstalker, my Sableye, which you will be changing anyway. i.e. You guys are changing a fundamental aspect of my pokemon. Now, I'm not getting up you for doing so, since Stall breaks things in weird places. But, on the other hand, this was my oppurtunity to make Nightstalker my Sableye again, and you guys attach a 15 point price tag on it.

DarkestLight
21st February 2011, 09:30 PM
o.o. Stall was fundamentally borked, yes and I've really tried to make it more than fair now. In the same vein, some other abilities are changing their function a bit (Sturdy comes to mind), so primary Abilities that get a bit of a tweak are not as deeply changed as switching to an all new ability (ie. Plastic surgery for a scar on your face versus a new arm).

Were you thinking of switching to Teasing Heart with Nightstalker?

chaos_redefined
21st February 2011, 10:10 PM
Veekun called it mischeivous heart, but yeah.

As I said, I'm not getting up you for making it more fair, but it is an aspect that you are changing, and I would prefer to be able to switch to something else instead if I so desired. Old stall vs new stall is a rather notable change, in all versions you have presented so far. As I said, I'm not complaining that you are making that change, though. I recognize that old stall is a bit much.

While I am unaware of your other planned changes, the change in stall does not fall under your comparison to plastic surgery vs prosthetic limbs. The things they affect are fundamentally different. Old stall affects posting order while new stall affects stats. It's as close as a comparison as between Ninjask and Shedinja. Sure, they both are somewhat related (name in case of stall, Nincada and the bug type in the case of Ninjask/Shedinja), but that's about it.

You're already giving me a prosthetic leg. I'm asking for a different one. That's what my case comes down to.

Greyfox
21st February 2011, 11:15 PM
Those of you who don't like the pricey cost of the Tokens can always check out the reffing tower for the promotion there.

MeLoVeGhOsTs
22nd February 2011, 04:13 AM
I think they're just to much whining. Seriously.

Also, the reason we boosted it up from 10 to 15 is because it should be that expensive. If you want bigger boobs, you'll need a lot of cash for a surgery. You can't change your boobs for 2dollar just because they might suit you better.

Also, it's not like we're getting something out of the 15 points, we just want you to play and work hard:D

RaZoR LeAf
22nd February 2011, 02:22 PM
You can buy a pokemon for 2 points and give it a new ability. 3 points to evolve it once, 4 points to evolve it again. 7 points less than a token.

Not objecting, just sayin'

Blademaster
22nd February 2011, 02:26 PM
Like I said, I have no complaints. But awesome PR right there, to claim your customers are whining too much.

chaos_redefined
22nd February 2011, 04:45 PM
To be fair, RL, that's been covered with the cloning comments. As I said, if anyone has received a gift from me and wishes that it had a new ability, I will not be offended if you switch it with a clone and pretend the clone is the one I gave you.

MeLoVeGhOsTs
22nd February 2011, 05:30 PM
I'm not out to sell anything, DL is the nice guy:D

You guys just whine a lot, but that counts for the entire internet so don't stress.

DarkestLight
22nd February 2011, 07:36 PM
the change in stall does not fall under your comparison to plastic surgery vs prosthetic limbs.

Yeah Ima hafta point out that Ninjask and Shedinja both come from the same evolutionary line which makes them super related, not somewhat. Thats like saying Jolteons and Flareons are not related even though they come from the same base form :/ Shenaaaanigans.

Anyway, here's a better desc. of Stall now with legs as the parallel

Old Stall: Old leg. Works a little too well, gives you unfair advantage in running. Had a disclaimer that it would be fixed as soon as a replacement came along.

New Stall: New version of older leg, more equal in maneuverability than old one-course old one seems better, it was borked in the first place.

Altogether different ARM: Does something unlike the legs, cause its an ARM. Stall both old and new, deal with movement speed wise within the battle-whether always going last or equaling out so no one has an advantage.

Thieving/Mischievous heart changes so that all non attack moves get to be priority-thereby doing something completely different. It gives you a weird advantage somewhat in situations, rather than complete a) trumping or b) negating (both of which are similar because they both completly do something to give Sableye as a being some help speed wise, not just affect its moves..) Therefore, its neither a nor b, making it a complete different scenario altogether that doesn't fit with either (in as such it only work for non attacking moves, making it work with only *half*(rough guess) of Sableye's moves, making it hugely situational in every round rather than a noted effect upon bringing it in.

That sounds convoluted, I realize. Just had to get it out of my head so I can look at it in digitized form.


All of this is pure talk however, because-as stated before- there will be a crapton more ways to get new Abilities to your Pokemon. At least 3 come to mind. All with varying degrees of prices and time durations. When the Giveaway is fully explained in what, 11 days, (gawd that soon?), things can all be squared away.

There will be more opportunities. This wouldnt be ASB if there weren't.

Ayeun
22nd February 2011, 08:00 PM
11 days? But the game is released in: 8 days, 23 hours, 0 minutes, and 4 seconds (at time of post.)

Funny clock which is counting down. (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Main_Page)

DarkestLight
22nd February 2011, 08:05 PM
...In AMERICA! Screw Europe -.<

MeLoVeGhOsTs
23rd February 2011, 09:41 AM
That hurts, DL:(

Blademaster
23rd February 2011, 03:49 PM
You deserve it fucker. :mad:

MeLoVeGhOsTs
24th February 2011, 03:40 PM
Why? Oh why?

Blademaster
24th February 2011, 06:39 PM
Because Europe sucks and needs all its shitty little turd-shaped countries (I'm looking at you, Sweden.) have to combine into one Commonwealth just to be on-par with AMERICA FUCK YEAH :patriot:

papabopp
26th February 2011, 02:55 AM
'Mericaaa

MeLoVeGhOsTs
26th February 2011, 03:13 AM
Lol, America is ridiculous.

Blademaster
26th February 2011, 05:31 PM
Your mom is ridiculous.

MeLoVeGhOsTs
27th February 2011, 12:06 AM
I'm not even gonna decently reply to that:D

Ayeun
27th February 2011, 12:56 AM
I don't see why we have to wait for the game to come out in the USA before we implement it here. We have members from all around the world, so we should implement the game when it was released.

If your going to use the logic that you were waiting for it to be released in the 'English speaking world', then that would be when it is released in Europe in 4 days...

America is not now, nor has it ever been, the capital of the world.

DarkestLight
27th February 2011, 09:40 AM
(1)I don't see why we have to wait for the game to come out in the USA before we implement it here. (2)We have members from all around the world, so we should implement the game when it was released.

(3)If your going to use the logic that you were waiting for it to be released in the 'English speaking world', then that would be when it is released in Europe in 4 days...

(4)America is not now, nor has it ever been, the capital of the world.

1) So...it should have been released when it came out in Japan? When we still didn't have a great enough grasp of information about it? Yeah, imagine our issue Stall x 45. Don't like really running a broken game now, and really wouldn't like running it with that much error.

The game is out in 4 days in the English Eastern Hemisphere-and we STILL don't have all concurrent information. I'm pretty sure you can wait til the 6th.

2) Yeah we do, and we did when ASB started, and we did when GSC came out, and we did when RSE came out, and we did when DPP came out. Your point being?

3) Nope. Not using that logic. As I said before, in America. Not Europe. Not Japan. Not Darwin. America.

4) Pretty sure Australia has never been the capital of the world either, but we have much bigger guns, lol.

And I'm not even gonna start on Europe and its claim to fame as it tried but failed a shitton of times from Norwegian/Greek history to current events. 7 days isn't killing anyone.

Blademaster
27th February 2011, 06:31 PM
Damn, Darkly beat me to it...

Ah well. Still gonna bite.


America is not now, nor has it ever been, the capital of the world.

http://www.moonbattery.com/mushroom-cloud.jpg

Say that again, twerp.

I'm not patriotic by any stretch. Your patch of dirt, rock, and water and my patch of dirt, rock, and water are fundamentally no different. But when you have the most cash and the biggest arsenal of fuck-up-everybody-else-on-the-planet-ery, yeah, you run the world. It's been that way since Mesopotamia, Rome, and Britain, and that's how it's gonna stay. Unless Australia beats us to the punch and gets an orbital bombardment system up in less than 20 or so years.

Greyfox
27th February 2011, 06:43 PM
Wait, since when do we have the most money again?

Ayeun
27th February 2011, 06:47 PM
Damn, Darkly beat me to it...

Ah well. Still gonna bite.



http://www.moonbattery.com/mushroom-cloud.jpg

Say that again, twerp.

I'm not patriotic by any stretch. Your patch of dirt, rock, and water and my patch of dirt, rock, and water are fundamentally no different. But when you have the most cash and the biggest arsenal of fuck-up-everybody-else-on-the-planet-ery, yeah, you run the world. It's been that way since Mesopotamia, Rome, and Britain, and that's how it's gonna stay. Unless Australia beats us to the punch and gets an orbital bombardment system up in less than 20 or so years.

Go ahead. Fire your nukes. Then every other country in the world is going to fire THEIRS, and we are all dead.

kCpjgl2baLs

DarkestLight
27th February 2011, 09:26 PM
I will admit, that end of the world video is classic! That shit makes me laugh every time.

RaZoR LeAf
28th February 2011, 12:18 PM
In the past we waited for a game to be released in Europe before introducing it to ASB, because Europe was the last place to get it. If the US is the last place to get it, then we should wait till then. It's only a few days more anyway.

Australia and South Korea aren't important enough (according the Bulbapedia, SK wont get the games until April)

Charles Legend
28th February 2011, 02:11 PM
I think you guys are over looking a major key factor are ASB has been said to take place in the Lake District which is in the UK thus we should always stick with the Europe release date... ;)

~Charles Legend

Greyfox
28th February 2011, 03:44 PM
Actually, Charles, the ASB world is completely fictional, and therefore in no specific place. Just because Chris set it in Europe in his story doesn't make it true for the forum.

RaZoR LeAf
28th February 2011, 06:08 PM
When did the News turn into Hoothooters?

Blademaster
28th February 2011, 06:20 PM
Yeah. Dumbass.

papabopp
25th April 2011, 11:16 PM
uhh can we get a new newsletta up in dis joint? yo?

Blademaster
26th April 2011, 07:53 PM
When there's news worth announcing, I imagine there'll be an update.

Ayeun
23rd May 2011, 07:55 AM
Question...

What is the current price to change an ability on a pokemon?

Blademaster
23rd May 2011, 04:04 PM
I THINK it's 15 points.

DarkestLight
23rd May 2011, 07:22 PM
State of the ASB Address

Wow, been a while since there's been News. Actually, there's not too much to cover, just a bit of a overview to help out some of our newer folks.

Reffing

Well, with the reintroduction of some older members, and the influx of new and motivated talent, ASB has seen a surge in activity. We hope this trend continues throughout the upcoming summer-but we need not get ahead of ourselves. This is still May-rainy as it may be on the Eastern Coast.

I wanted to personally thank everyone for reffing as much as they have, it seems the flow of battles has been evenly matched with passionate refs.

Events

Well, if you came into ASB between the last Newsletter and today, and you haven't already claimed them-each new member receives two points upon starting out. You can link to this Newsletter as proof of statement.

Secondly, there will be a contest in June, as well as a Tournament. Details are soon to follow. Despite this announcement, if anyone wishes to start an contest-please feel free to do so (assuming of course, you took the Contest Mock Reffing...)


Gyms

The Gym Battles are heating up! We may even have a challenge for the E4 soon. If you have noted in the Tower of the Ascended, the requirements has changed slightly to approach them-the most notable is that you need 4 Gym Badges total.

4. That's not so bad, having a little bit of leeway with whom you fight. You also get the prospect of obtaining a TM. Yes folks, we have introduced Move Tutors. If you take the time to look over each Gym's outline, you can read over what moves are available from each Gym Leader.

As such, which ever Pokemon on your team that participates in the Gym Battle has the chance to learn this move. Only 1 Pokemon may learn it, and this must be clearly posted in your VS seeker so it's not seen as a complete botched move on your part. A committee will also review if said Pokemon can feasibly learn it (We understand some moves may not be compatible with some Pokemon at all, like Synthesis on Mightyena....). So take the time to read over the ToTA and see what "new" moves you may want one of your party members to know.

As extra incentive to the GYM LEADERS-I'm going to add a nice little stipulation. From now until the End of Summer-each time you successfully defend your Gym from a challenger, you get the chance to upgrade one of your Pokemon's Abilities, if you haven't already. This way, it won't be easy, but it won't be hard either.

Now, this is all great news, but I think the Elite 4 need some action. So, I propose that the Elite 4 get to work finishing up their Teams and Move Tutors so people can get an idea of what they're up against!

Point Adjustment

Now. Point adjustment. There's been a little breakdown in how matches are attributed points. Single Matches are fine and dandy, but Tag Team and Melees always came with a nice standard confusion about them. So we took the time to fix this up.

Here are the new point totals for Tag Matches.

For a Tag Team where it is Two trainers:
2 per team: Winner 4 pts; Loser 2 pts, Ref 4 x 1.5 = 6 pts.
3 per team: Winner 6 pts; Loser 3 pts; Ref 6 x 1.5 = 9 pts.
4 per team: Winner 8 pts; Loser 4 pts; Ref 8 x 1.5 = 12 pts.
5 per team: Winner 10 pts; Loser 5 pts; Ref 10 x 1.5 = 15 pts.
6 per team: Winner 12 pts; Loser 6 pts; Ref 12 x 1.5 = 18 pts.

This raises the point total for all involved and hopefully gives incentive to refs for taking on these more complex matches.

For a Tag Team where it is 4 Trainers in the match, cut the earnings in half for each winner and loser.


Misc

As for this section, I'm going to keep it open to questions and quirks I've been noting. Only see one this far.

1) From Ayeun: How much is it currently to change a Pokemon's Ability?
Well: Currently, there is no way to do so, as Tokens are off the market for the time being. When they do come back, you can bet they will still be the same price.

Unless of course, something occurs where Abilities become ridiculously easier to obtain...like winning 200 coins in the casino...or reffing two contests in a row... or defending a Gym...*whistle*

2) A new quirk for B/W. Sleep Talk is NOT a TM anymore. Therefore, since that can horribly harm a B/W exclusive Pokemon, we've decided that all B/W Pokemon know Sleep Talk instinctively. (I've seen it happen and its pretty damn lame...)

If by some change a Move Tutor list comes out with Sleep Talk being able to be learned by them all, this clause will then be removed!

Blademaster
23rd May 2011, 09:36 PM
What about Snore?

Ayeun
23rd May 2011, 10:16 PM
DL, you forgot to mention your member and ref of the season...

MeLoVeGhOsTs
24th May 2011, 04:28 AM
Since I'm awake now..

Firsts off, big up to all the refs who've been getting everything done. This really gives ASB the boost it needs.

Next, the Ref of this Season is Oslo! Glad to have you back man, and glad to have you back reffing, I like your style. You receive three points and a free catch/evolution.

Member of the Season is none other than Cynder! Your a great addition to our ASB, you've been an active member with a good input and you're a spriter too!:D Fanart can use it, and so can ASB. You do banners too? Anyway, you receive three points and a freebie as well. Go nuts!

Furthermore, I'm gonna set a deadline for all Elite Four-teams, arena's and TM's. Everyone should have their stuff ready by June 1st. You can use a new post in ToTA or just edit in and old one. And yes I do realise I'm the only E4 member who hasn't done any of that:D This is just a deadline so we can show the community who we are and what we're working with. Team alterations will possible in the future on specific dates; as I know some of you are waiting for your Safari Trips to end, so don't worry.

Come on ASB battlers, go get yur badges!:D

Also, Snore and Sleep Talk go hand in hand for now.

DarkestLight
24th May 2011, 08:05 AM
o.O Thanks for the add-on buddy! ^_^ *^5.*

nsmbwii
25th May 2011, 10:01 AM
Congrats Cynder! I've only been on ASB a little bit longer and you already surpass me!

And kudos to Oslo as well!

Mew Master
25th May 2011, 04:21 PM
Of course it's Lame DL, I found out the Sleep Talk thing the hard way....

Cynder
25th May 2011, 04:30 PM
Yay, member of the season! I do banners, but only simple/ edited ones with the cool effects ^^; I'll just take my 3 points and freebie and go :P

MeLoVeGhOsTs
29th May 2011, 06:28 AM
I would also like to ask everyone to update their VS-Seeker 'till June 1st. That way we have a clear view on everyone's pokemon. Gyms and E4 will have updated by then as well. Prepare yourself for the Tree:D

Ayeun
5th July 2011, 11:36 PM
Hey DL... What happened to your June contest... I wanted to enter, so I didn't run one.

Darth CookieMonster
6th July 2011, 12:00 AM
Oooh contest!

DarkestLight
6th July 2011, 07:46 AM
Go ahead and run one Ay, I can't right now.

Ayeun
11th October 2011, 01:29 AM
I demand a news update and a member of the season!

Darth CookieMonster
13th October 2011, 02:49 PM
^

Greyfox
14th October 2011, 04:33 PM
I've already written it up, I just hafta get with Darkly and Muggles before I post it for all to see.

Greyfox
15th October 2011, 01:56 PM
October 2011
ASB Newsletter


Hello everyone, I am your newest mod, Greyfox, here to detail the dull current and exciting future events for ASB! As of right now, I know everyone's feeling a little burned out because of school projects and, as a result, the activity of our little forum is dwindling. I ask you, however, to please be patient and vigilant because activity should spike soon.

During this time, we are asking (not telling) you all to please consider limiting the number of battles you partake in from four to three, so that our already-overworked referees don't get even more burnt out.
Promotions
As you all know, we lost a very dear Gym Leader: Weasel Overlord. While she'll be very missed here, we've been needing someone to fill her shoes. That person is Oslo, who has managed to be the first person to acquire the requisite amount of badges. He will be asked to battle either Darkly or myself for a preliminary battle in his arena!
Cleaning Up the Clutter
As you may've noticed, the Mod Team has been doing a bit of (late) spring cleaning with our beloved forum. Most of the threads from years past have been archived in, well, the archives. I'd like to say that we'll keep doing this for battles that've already been completed.
Safari Zone
As Darkly said before, the fact that we have legendary pokémon in our Safari Zone roaming around hasn't managed to burn down our league. However, there is something I'd like to address to the Safari Zone referees, and that's this:

When someone catches a legendary pokémon, no one else will be able to find that pokémon in the zone for about six months. Once someone finds and captures, say, Articuno, then no one else can see it again until Moltres and Zapdos are also captured. As of right now, the following legendary pokémon are off-limits:


Articuno, Zapdos, Celebi, Regice, Groudon, Heatran, Cresselia, Darkrai, and Giratina.


And speaking of the Safari Zone, the mod team is fast at work making some interesting changes to the zone. Keep your eyes peeled during the coming months!
Move Tutors
The Gym Leader/Elite 4 move tutors are certainly nice, but should we really be limiting the move tutors to them? On November 1st, we will unveil a Move Tutor shop that'll allow you to teach your pokemon moves that they should've already been able to learn! Isn't that exciting?
Newbies
It's been a long time since our last newsletter, so anyone who has joined after 5/23 will be awarded 2 points! This includes Classtoise, Cynder, Ryoto, mymyilikepie, and Pichu Luver. Link your bank posts to this thread to claim your points.
___ of the Summer
And now the moment you've all been waiting for, the coveted Member and Ref of the Season awards. The Ref of the Season is our newest gym leader, Oslo. Meanwhile, the Member of the Season is Cynder! Congrats to you both, you get 5 points and a free catch/evolution. Remember to link to this post when claiming these awards!

Ayeun
16th October 2011, 12:23 AM
YAY! Grats Oslo. Welcome to the ranks!

Blademaster
16th October 2011, 04:38 PM
Pichu Luver isn't a new member, though. That's just River with a new name.

Greyfox
18th October 2011, 12:47 PM
True, she's not technically a *new* member, but she might as well be one. She came back after a long hiatus and even started over with a brand new team.

Oslo
19th October 2011, 07:26 PM
Yay, thanks! I wish my activity at the moment could reflect my Ref of the Season status. Also, if either you or Darkly want to take me on in my Gym, that sounds good... just make the thread and I'll be there. :) I will just have to make some modifications to my team when I find time.

Greyfox
2nd November 2011, 01:55 PM
Just a quick update, but the Move Tutor shop talked about in the last update is finally open! Take a look here (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/showthread.php?p=532593#post532593)!

Greyfox
30th November 2011, 01:14 PM
December 2011
ASB Newsletter


Hey everyone, it's me again. This one's not going to be a big newsletter, but there are a few interesting things to highlight.For starters, the Move Tutor Shop has been updated to include a pair of new moves for your pokémon, so check that out whenever you can. In addition, we are still trying to get newest gym leader Oslo to battle us for a preliminary bout.In Safari Zone-related news, the ban on certain legendary pokémon has been removed, leaving only a few on the 'can't be seen' list. Those pokémon are:


Articuno, Zapdos, Celebi, Regice, Groudon, and Giratina.

Finally, newcomers 5illy, Uraziel, and Venomous Pidgey are being awarded 2 points just for being new! Be sure to link to this thread in the Financial Tower to claim your coin!

To everyone else, I please ask you to update your Vs. Seekers ASAP, because something festive is coming 'round the corner!

DarkestLight
3rd January 2012, 09:14 PM
ASB Newsletter: Jaunuary 2012!


HELLLOOOO ASB! DL here ad I'm feeling magginificent. After all the change and growth I've seen as a person, it's about time I sat down and get back to my roots, ASB being one of them.

So. I'm sure I've missed quite a bit. I noticed Activity dropped a tad. Hell I don't think I even earned 10 points this quarter. But that's ok. I'm sure to earn a hell of alot more in the coming months, especially with whats coming in the new few weeks. Now, I know I did not give anything away in the tree this year. That's because I've started to think about a few things that could be hindering ASB as a whole.

It happens all the time. Our teams grow to a point where we simply can't use everyone. We have this knack for obtaining all these beasts, but hell we don't use them all. We tell ourselves "someday" to that gift we got 3 years ago, but it never occurs.
So, I decided on finally doing something about it. Talked it over with Muggles and Grey, and we've finally created the Expansion you all actually need but don't realize yet (as well as add a shitton of perks.)

The Safari Zone is now a new monster, complete with a specialized portion for everyone's ginormous teams. NO more having super giveaways at the Tree (Though if you like that, then that's cool too...). No more isolationist Pokemon just hanging around as cannon fodder in your VS Seeker. Because now, we have our own Pasture Zone!

The Pasture Zone is basically the same concept as Pokemon Ranch. You can drop your Pokemon off here...and neeeeever see them again. Wait what? Never see them again? Yes, you read right. Never see them again. Why? Because after a while...they get released into the Safari Zone. Call it an acclimation period. Call it a forlong farewell. I call it adjustment. Now, what's so cool about this?

Because other people can catch them...for free :O!!!

FREE? Wtf did I just bypass the Trading Tower? How is this free? Well, let me explain Cyn.

Lets use...DARTH ¬¬. Darth keeps pulling this shit about wanting to start over fresh and have a new team. Well he gets this memo and reads about the new Pasture Zone. He reads the main guidelines of the rules, which are as follows.

1) You pay 6 points to have your own Pasture. One time only fee.
2) You can deposit any Pokemon into the Pasture-granted they 1) have been on your team for 6 months and 2) have participated in one battle. This way, you don't just trash someone's gift to you, cause that's mean.

He then reads about the perks.
1) Your Ranch grows and shrinks as time goes on. Say you start and deposit 10 Pokemon on your first trip. Those ten Pokemon are now NOT IN YOUR TEAM ANYMORE. YOU still own them, but they are not accessible to you. If you leave them there in Pasture and they are left unattended for a MONTH--they are GONE.
2) Unattended Pokemon are transplanted into the Zone *WITH all of their LEARNED MOVE Tutor Moves.
3) As your zone grows, you will have access to other people's Zone. So say Ayeun makes a Pasture and only deposits 15 Pokemon. Darth sees that People with Pastures inhabited with up to 15 Pokemon can check out and CATCH POKEMON IN OTHER PEOPLE'S Pastures. Meaning you can Catch these Move Tutored Pokemon with no ill effects on your part, provided you can access that Zone.

Oh, wait. But then you ask what about the Pokeballs needed to catch them? Don't those need to be bought? Well, that's the first gift to you all. It's already pretty cheap to get into the Safari Zone. Since this new Zone is a nice way to encourage a new type of gameplay, I'm graciously allowing anyone during the month of January to open a Pasture, and I'll flip the bill. (I mean, what else am I gonna do with all this cash?)

Oh, other stipulations..I have those covered.

3) You can alternatively open a Pasture if you have completed a certain amount of Safari Zone Rounds. This number is (second gift) 5. Yes, a measly 5 rounds in the Safari Zone qualifies you to open up your own Pasture. But this gift only lasts til January 15!

But DL-That contradicts your first gift?

No it doesn't Grey, Shut it. My first gift says that I'd flip the bill. Meaning that if they didn't have 5 rounds and wanted to pay the 6 points to open a Pasture, they could do so and I'd pay for it that way.

4) Your Pasture grows with your Safari Zone Outings. The more rounds you log, the bigger it grows. Only 2012 Rounds are eligible :/. You can have a maximum of 200 Pokemon in your Pasture at one time, in 6 stages of growth.

Stage One: 25 Safari Zone rounds-coverts to Base Pasture. 15 Pokemon
Stage Two: 50 Safari Zone rounds-coverts to Super Pasture. 50 Pokemon.
Stage Three: 75 Safari Zone rounds-coverts to Hyper Pasture. 75 Pokemon
Stage Four: 100 Safari Zone rounds-coverts to Warp Pasture. 115 Pokemon
Stage Five: 125 Safari Zone rounds-coverts to Ultra Pasture. 150 Pokemon
Stage Six: 150 Safari Zone rounds-converts to Master Pasture. 200 Pokemon Allotment at one time.

Whoo. That's a heck of a deal right there. But oh man there's so much more.

Catch a Pokemon from another Person's Pasture can be instant. As long as you can access someone else's Zone, you can catch right away! So lets say Darth deposits a Probopass in his Pasture. Oslo can come along and shark it immediately whilst on his Safari Zone Adventure :O It will be tamer than your standard wild Pokemon, so it will be able to be caught in a Pokeball if you so wished.

Which brings me to my next point. Pokeball purchasing.
The maximum number of Pokeballs one can buy in the Safari Zone now is 5. This is to aid in a Zone that is not dragged out-and to curb the refund process for a zone that has participants vanish midway through. The three Pokemon limit stays.

Can caught Pokemon from the Zone go directly into the Pasture? Yes. At times, you may find that there are random wild Pokemon in your Pasture...and then you may find your Pokemon have gone missing prior to the month deadline. Who knows what happens to them >D

Ok DL. I'm slightly intrigued by this. Will there be more changes to the Safari Zone?

Why yes? The standard Safari Zone you know now will stay more or less. Changes and adaptations are coming to help complement the Pasture Zone...and the other Zones that are coming in.

Current Zones that are being reffed will have only slight modifications, barely noticeable really. But the Classic update will come later this month-as there is one rather large kink that needs to be worked out.

Note: If a Legendary Pokemon is left in the Pasture Zone, it will leave IMMEDIATLY. This is to ensure rarity of them as well as to foster Legend availability...as a plethora more have now become available..and will be noted in the next update.

So stay Tuned for part II of the Safari Zone update.

Ok. That was the big news.

Next item to touch on. Move Tutor lists. I hope this sees more action as time goes on. We have to update the moves probably, but I assure you. Grey's idea for this will absolutely blow your mind. So please. Purchase moves. Have fun with this, as this has amazing potential.

Next item on the agenda? New Year Tournament. In a weeks time, a signup sheet will be posted. There are only 8 spots. No Legends. NO themes. Just a straight up one Pokemon each Survival Tournament. You win-you win BIG. I can tell you now that Pain Split will not be banned, but all Healing moves will be. You win a round, you gain 50 HP back. That's it. So be ready for that signup sheet.

Note: There will be 6 Tournaments this year of this size and stature, with a mixup on handicaps and effects, and some will even have the E4 in use. So lazy asses wake up. Its time to step your game up.

What's next. Oh People! Where are the Gym Challengers!??!? We need you all!

Umm Happy New Year? Pasture Thread coming right up. Just post in it and state who you will be leaving in your Pasture for the Base Level. I'll take care of the rest.

2012! 11+ months left!

Asilynne
3rd January 2012, 09:55 PM
I love it Will!! Its crazy ideas like this that do wonders for a forum, I'm totes going to check this shit out ;D

Ayeun
4th January 2012, 02:39 AM
DL, who got Ref and Member of the season?

Also, please can you forward any of the new SZ information to me asap, so I can get on that?

You didn't mention contests for 2012. What is the schedule?

Umm...

Oh, about the SZ and Pasture comment, as a SZ ref, can we use those rounds to offset the costs, or is it only rounds that we have been the participant?

Ayeun
4th January 2012, 12:09 PM
Did I mention I was confused about pastures?

Greyfox
4th January 2012, 12:13 PM
Ref/Member of the Season were already covered two newsletters ago, so we'll get the next ones in the next update.

Meanwhile, Darkly and I never discussed if that cost would be offset by ref'd rounds, but I'm gonna go ahead and say yes on that one, Aye.

Oslo
4th January 2012, 12:15 PM
Yeah, I'm a bit confused about the "Catch a Pokemon from another Person's Pasture can be instant. As long as you can access someone else's Zone, you can catch right away!" part. Under what conditions can I/can I not access someone else's Zone? Do I just make a post in the PZ thread saying "I'm catching so-and-so's Pokemon!" and that's it, done deal?

Greyfox
4th January 2012, 12:35 PM
Well, you'd hafta find the pasture first, Os. Just like the hidden areas in the regular Safari Zone, you don't have immediate access to other people's pastures until you're able to locate them.

Oslo
4th January 2012, 12:43 PM
Ahh, 'kay, didn't realize each pasture constituted a hidden area. :D Makes much more sense now.

Cynder
4th January 2012, 12:57 PM
Wow, this is definately a good idea! I like the sound of it being attatched to the safari zone too, if only old rounds were allowed, I'd have the biggest ranch already :P Also, did I read this wrong, or are there new areas to come? Just thinking whether it's worth waiting for the new areas or starting with my gift now.

Greyfox
4th January 2012, 01:00 PM
I wouldn't say they're new areas per se, but new additions nonetheless.

Cynder
4th January 2012, 01:03 PM
Ahh, okay :3 Ill probably take the trip soon then.

DarkestLight
5th January 2012, 09:50 AM
Whoo, back just in time. Ayeun. It would help if you would explain what you were confused about so we could clarify.

Uhhh..oh yeah shoot Reffed rounds. I was more along the lines of participation, but I assume Reffed rounds are just as significant as trip rounds, so yes, they are equal.

New distribution information is forthcoming Ay, so keep reffing your rounds as you have been. A new list will be done...tonight..I think I almost have it all compiled. It might look drastically different, but it will aid you in the long run. Oh and it'll be in Word, so Updating it will be easier. (Unless yer a geek like me and have it in Excel Spreadsheets)

Uhhh yeah. As attachments to a Zone, these Ranches won't be SUPER hard to find. Only the person knows where their ranch is located too-and that info can be posted in your Pasture Post.

Ayeun
11th January 2012, 09:18 AM
Yo, DL~!

Where is the tournament signup? Its been a week~!

Wahahahaha~!

(No, I have NOT been playing too much KS (http://katawashoujo.blogspot.com/), thank you very much~!)

Ash0011
14th February 2012, 06:47 PM
?
I can has news<(O_O)7

MeLoVeGhOsTs
16th February 2012, 05:21 AM
Haha, you're in impatient little fella. Don't worry, there'll be news. New news!

MeLoVeGhOsTs
27th February 2012, 10:37 AM
Greetings trusted battle-freaks! It is I Melg, with some news. It's been ages since I wrote a newsletter, but I can assure you that I'm still awesome.

I see activity rising again here in ASB and that's all thanks to you active people! Major props to all the refs who been putting in loads of work and to DL for hosting another Contest!

Safari Zone

No shitting you, we have major updates for the Safari Zone and it's gonna be nasty. We're gonna turn your world upside down, shake it and remold it, twice! What? No update now? Yes, I just put this in the newsletter to make you more curious:D Expect more adventure and more options; like me after a couple of gin tonics!

Pasture Zone is doing fine, most pokemon have probably already left their zones and are now up for grabs in the Safari Zone. You'll just gonna have to find the Pasture first ^^

Just a reminder that when someone catches a legendary pokémon, no one else will be able to find that pokémon in the zone for about six months. So the new updated off-limit-legendary-list is: Articuno, Zapdos, Celebi, Regice, Groudon, Heatran, Giratina and Dialga.

Move Tutors

For all of you who haven't been to the Move Tutor Shop, we have one! And it's awesome! So awesome that we're gonna add new moves: Coil, Drill Run, Eruption, Hex, Icicle Crash, and Rock Wrecker are now up for sale. Don't get your hopes up, though, some other moves are disappearing so it's not all win-win! If you want moves, you'll gonna have to up to date as we're gonna be switching them around. Start saving bitches!

Newbies

Here in ASB we give newcomers a nice pat on the back with two free points! Let's welcome firepokemon, Chris 2.1 and Dioscuri! Don't stand around here, start spending lads! Just link to this thread in the Financial Tower and you're good to go.

Ref and Member of the Winter

This time Member of the Season goes to Ash0001! You've only been here a short while, but I've come to see you as an enthusiastic, creative and active member. Don't get to impatient, though, since most of the people here have real busy lives as well, but I can totally get your frustration at times. You seem to have a lot of potential, why don't you try reffing?:D

Ref of the Season is Rossymore! Nice to have you back man, you're a rusted old fart, but I still wuuuuuv you. You've been helping out with the major reffing duty and you deserve the extra points. I know you won't spend them, but it might help you if you... GET RID OF YOUR ENTIRE TEAM 'CEPT WOBBUFFET AND START OVER! Fantasy? Yes, but I'm crazy like that.

Crazy or not, both of you deserve two points!

Contests

The Bluster Contest is going nicely and is almost finished! It's very close and everything is still possible! Don't be afraid to ref a contest if you feel like it, we're gonna update Contest Judging Request Sheet and turn it into the Contest Information Thread, where all contest related info shall go. STRUCTURE AND RULE! Wish I was good at contests..

The Ascended

Oslo just wooped local moderator Greyfox's ass in his Combat Disco. Even Grey's Heatran didn't stand a chance for Oslo's witty dancemoves. Watch out members, another die hard Gymleader in the ranks, who shall challenge him first? Defeat four Gymleaders and earn to right to challenge the Elite Four!

Speaking of which, E4 and Gymleaders can challenge eachother for their Unique Moves! These matches offer only the said move, no points, no glory, no nothing, just the move. Oh and it could be the start for some light, but awesome rivalries:D

ASB's Nameshop

After reading Mikachu's suggestion we've decided to open a name shop in Business & Tournaments. People who have no inspiration for a pokemon name, want to have a random name, or are looking for suggestions can go the name shop and choose, discuss or ask for names. Explanations and arguments can tilt someone in favor of your name, so go nuts! I already have one that's need naming..

Modsquad

Well, I'm kinda 'back' since I'm graduated now. I hope my presence might inspire a few of you to start training, since it's been a while since I got defeated. Yes, you also might have noticed that I've become way more arrogant since I returned. This is all part of the plan to replace Blade as the arrogant prick until he gets his game back on:partyhat: Also, I've been using fucking cool emoticons :cool2: :ninja: See!

As for the other two.. WELL.. they're still awesome too:D Except for DL. He still smells. DERP.

Misc.

1. Start thinking of memorable moments peeps, cuz you're gonna need them. ASB Awards? Whaaaaaaa..

2. Congrats to Oslo for winning the latest Surival Tournament! He gets 15 points and an ability switch, which he already used on his raging disco flower. The colors, they hurt my eeeeeeyes! Oh, I get 10 points for being runner up *high fives Athene* :cool2:

3. As fast as that ended, there's gonna be a new tourney on the way! It's gonna be something different this time, man up and fight!

4. ASB Banner has been decided by democratic vote. TO HELL WITH LUCARIO! *cough* I mean, artists are on their way making it as we speak:D

5. Invite new people to ASB if you can, I'm sure they'll love it!

6. Anyone who mentions that I'm awesome will be awarded with free points and lots of (Greyfox)love!

Keep up the great work guys and watch out for April!

Melg out.

firepokemon
27th February 2012, 05:27 PM
Awww thank you for the two points. Might pay to change the title to say ASB News [February 2012].

Ash0011
27th February 2012, 05:40 PM
You don't need to bribe us we all know you're awesome :D

Ayeun
27th February 2012, 07:36 PM
MLG, you're so awesome. Can I have your babies?

Oslo
27th February 2012, 07:43 PM
MLG, you're so awesome. Can I have your babies?

Hands off. His awesome Belgian offspring are mine.

Blademaster
27th February 2012, 07:51 PM
Now THIS is news I can pretend to be interested in! :clap:

Dioscuri
27th February 2012, 08:37 PM
Thanks for the points

DarkestLight
27th February 2012, 10:13 PM
I'll show you :O!

Hrm, Yo Mugs..holla at me real quick..

Greyfox
27th February 2012, 10:30 PM
Actually, Muggles, we should update that legends list -- Cresselia was officially captured back in August, which means that it's been six months since the pair of them have been sighted in the zone. Therefore, she and her new moon buddy should be appearing again. D:

DarkestLight
27th February 2012, 10:36 PM
Cool! GOOD! >O!

Oslo
28th February 2012, 01:08 AM
Question about Gym Leaders challenging Gym Leaders...

Let's say I challenge Ayeun because I want Grasswhistle (which I totally do). Am I supposed to be using my regular team or my Gym team for the fight? If I win, I get the move... and if I lose, does that mean she gets Teeter Dance? Or would she have to specifically challenge me if she wanted Teeter Dance?

Ayeun
28th February 2012, 03:46 AM
Question about Gym Leaders challenging Gym Leaders...

Let's say I challenge Ayeun because I want Grasswhistle (which I totally do). Am I supposed to be using my regular team or my Gym team for the fight? If I win, I get the move... and if I lose, does that mean she gets Teeter Dance? Or would she have to specifically challenge me if she wanted Teeter Dance?

Good question. I approve and endorse this idea.

MeLoVeGhOsTs
28th February 2012, 04:50 AM
Nay, you only get the move if you are the challenger. The defender wins nothing. You can use anyone you want, from normal team to gymteam, depends on who you want to give the move to, as he/she has to be in the battle. It can be as quick as a one on one, or as big as you want to, but I suggest nothing to large since you're keeping your gym-challenge slot filled with that and we rather want to use that on smashing in poor newbie faces:D

Don't forget the 'challenged' one sets up the rules.

If only Dogfish would reply.. I'll be rocking this ASB with Meteor Mash Kecleon >D

Wait! Teeter Dance eh...

And for all who want my babies, I will give you some for free, but I'll make 'em with Chobi. That way ALL YOUR KIDS HAVE HER EYES! NIGHTMARE EYES!

Ayeun
28th February 2012, 06:11 AM
Nay, you only get the move if you are the challenger. The defender wins nothing. You can use anyone you want, from normal team to gymteam, depends on who you want to give the move to, as he/she has to be in the battle. It can be as quick as a one on one, or as big as you want to, but I suggest nothing to large since you're keeping your gym-challenge slot filled with that and we rather want to use that on smashing in poor newbie faces:D

Don't forget the 'challenged' one sets up the rules.

If only Dogfish would reply.. I'll be rocking this ASB with Meteor Mash Kecleon >D

Wait! Teeter Dance eh...

And for all who want my babies, I will give you some for free, but I'll make 'em with Chobi. That way ALL YOUR KIDS HAVE HER EYES! NIGHTMARE EYES!

Bah! I said you were awesome, and you didn't give me points. DEATH TO YOU, GOOD SIR!

DarkestLight
28th February 2012, 09:29 AM
Chibi must read that, Rotf

ChobiChibi
28th February 2012, 10:18 AM
Lolwut?! I didn't sign up for this! Every time I pop out a baby, you get a punch in the balls. Fair?

*shakes fist at ASB* You leave me no choice now...

DarkestLight
28th February 2012, 10:19 AM
Uhh how is that fair? Im pretty sure a punch in the balls hurts less than a BABY EXPLODING OUT YOUR VAJAYJAY

MeLoVeGhOsTs
28th February 2012, 10:31 AM
This is why ASB is the best, we ASB-mods STICK TOGETHER! Boooooooooyah.

ChobiChibi
28th February 2012, 10:31 AM
Maybe just a general ass kicking? I dunno. I'm working on it.

Either way, Muggles is my bitch, not the other way round XP

MeLoVeGhOsTs
28th February 2012, 10:33 AM
Prove it in battle! Once I get a slot free, we go hard.


ASB vs. RPG! THE BAAAAAATTLEEEEE OOOOOF THE CENTURYYYYYYYY!

DarkestLight
28th February 2012, 10:34 AM
I'd hit it..err ref it. I'd ref it.

MeLoVeGhOsTs
28th February 2012, 10:44 AM
I hope all my worthy ASB subjects shall come to support their king in this epic battle for justice and honor!

Carried away? NEVER!

ChobiChibi
28th February 2012, 10:53 AM
Hey, some of those "worthy subjects" find their home in RPG. COME ON GIRLS AND BOYS. RPG FTW.

Blademaster
28th February 2012, 03:41 PM
Ten points on Misc..

Scratch that.

ALL points on Misc..

MeLoVeGhOsTs
28th February 2012, 06:34 PM
Fuck misc. ASB owns everything, raaaawr >D

Gavin Luper
1st March 2012, 10:53 AM
FANFIC FOREVER!

Oh, I mean ... lovely ASB forum you folks have going on here ... eheheh ...

*runs*

MeLoVeGhOsTs
1st March 2012, 11:20 AM
You can run, but you can never hide Mr. Luper.. I shall see you in the near future, hehe.. hehe.. hehehahehehahehehahahahahahahahahmuhhahahhahahahah ahahahahahah-

*chokes*

Gavin Luper
1st March 2012, 11:35 AM
You ... didn't ... see ... anyyythiiing ...

firepokemon
3rd March 2012, 07:02 PM
Misc use to be awesome years ago when I was a mod and it was the drama forum. ASB use to be in the anime forum. I ignored it for years.

Greyfox
25th March 2012, 12:01 PM
April 2012
ASB Newsletter


Hello, everyone, it's your favorite mod, Greyfox, here to tell you of the exciting new events that are coming into play in the coming few weeks! First off, I'd like to thank you all for powering through the slow current of the league. I know that it's nearing exam time again, and Spring Break can'tve possibly lasted forever. But we've got some things in store for you that'll be sure to keep you interested!
Safari Zone
The Safari Zone is going through a lot of changes, and I know we've been telling you all about them without showing them at all. I promise, though, that we'll be able to tell you about all that soon enough. On April 1st, the all-new Safari Zone will open its doors and shower you with craziness!
Approval Tower
Just like the Safari Zone is going through changes, so too will the Approval Tower. Gone is the way of the old system -- also starting April 1st, you will no longer be able to purchase pokemon from the tower! No-no, instead, you'll only be able to catch pokemon the old fashioned way: through the Safari Zone. Alternatively, there is also the Egg Shop, which will be going through some changes of its own as well!
Egg Shop
Speaking of the Egg Shop, it's been going through some revamping as well! Starting April 1st, you will be able to bring in a male and female pokemon of your choice, and, if they're compatible, you might just walk out with a new baby pokemon! Now, this might sound boring, but did I forget to mention that the father of this baby might just pass on any Move Tutor moves he's learned? Doesn't sound so boring now, does it?
Tournament
The P1 Grand Prix is winding down, but don't be alarmed, folks, a new one will be on its way soon enough! I'll be hosting it this time, so Darkly will finally have a chance to show us all what he's made of!
ASB Awards
It's that time of year again, folks, but the mod team might need some ideas. Feel free to let us know what you think should be celebrated in the Suggestion Topic!
Newbies
And finally, let's give a shout-out to our two newest members of the league: Dioscuri and BTPoke! You both will receive 2 points to do what you please! Be sure to link to this thread when updating your bank accounts!

That said, this month's ASB Newsletter has come to a close. Good luck to the battlers, and until next time--

-Grey

Ayeun
30th March 2012, 08:33 PM
April 2012
ASB Newsletter


Hello, everyone, it's your favorite mod, Greyfox, here to tell you of the exciting new events that are coming into play in the coming few weeks! First off, I'd like to thank you all for powering through the slow current of the league. I know that it's nearing exam time again, and Spring Break can'tve possibly lasted forever. But we've got some things in store for you that'll be sure to keep you interested!
Safari Zone
The Safari Zone is going through a lot of changes, and I know we've been telling you all about them without showing them at all. I promise, though, that we'll be able to tell you about all that soon enough. On April 1st, the all-new Safari Zone will open its doors and shower you with craziness!
Approval Tower
Just like the Safari Zone is going through changes, so too will the Approval Tower. Gone is the way of the old system -- also starting April 1st, you will no longer be able to purchase pokemon from the tower! No-no, instead, you'll only be able to catch pokemon the old fashioned way: through the Safari Zone. Alternatively, there is also the Egg Shop, which will be going through some changes of its own as well!
Egg Shop
Speaking of the Egg Shop, it's been going through some revamping as well! Starting April 1st, you will be able to bring in a male and female pokemon of your choice, and, if they're compatible, you might just walk out with a new baby pokemon! Now, this might sound boring, but did I forget to mention that the father of this baby might just pass on any Move Tutor moves he's learned? Doesn't sound so boring now, does it?
Tournament
The P1 Grand Prix is winding down, but don't be alarmed, folks, a new one will be on its way soon enough! I'll be hosting it this time, so Darkly will finally have a chance to show us all what he's made of!
ASB Awards
It's that time of year again, folks, but the mod team might need some ideas. Feel free to let us know what you think should be celebrated in the Suggestion Topic!
Newbies
And finally, let's give a shout-out to our two newest members of the league: Dioscuri and BTPoke! You both will receive 2 points to do what you please! Be sure to link to this thread when updating your bank accounts!

That said, this month's ASB Newsletter has come to a close. Good luck to the battlers, and until next time--

-Grey

I see a lot of April 1st's on that list...

DarkestLight
30th March 2012, 11:43 PM
When has ASB tricked you before?

Mew Master
31st March 2012, 12:05 AM
When hasn't ASB tricked you before?


Fix'd

DarkestLight
31st March 2012, 12:38 AM
Lies. ASB hasn't tricked anyone when it came to changing parameters :O

MeLoVeGhOsTs
31st March 2012, 04:01 AM
Well, I would sell the lot of you for a big bag of oatmeal, but that's just me:D

RaZoR LeAf
31st March 2012, 06:22 AM
Isn't it obvious which bit is the lie? Greyfox isn't our favourite moderator.

DarkestLight
31st March 2012, 09:47 AM
XD RL wins the thread XD

DarkestLight
5th May 2012, 04:13 PM
It’s been a while, huh kids? DL’s FINALLY..COME BACK..TO WRITING THE AS NEWSLETTER! And man do we have a lot for you all to take in. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Safari Zone
Yeah, this is the starting point. As of 5/6, that’s May 6th for you dyslexic folk, the Safari Zone will implement a slew of changes both internally and externally. This Newsletter will be your guide to it all-as well as the remodeled Safari Zone Tower that will go up in the B&T forum to help the transition.

As you head over there, you will notice there are a slew of new options to select from, and we hope that these new changes are met with ripe enthusiasm!

Safari Zone Modes:

Instead of the standard SZ zone trip, you now have the ability to tailor your trip in order to capture your coveted Pokemon. You may also stumble unto hidden lands not accessible in the standard Safari Zone modes! This should put a nice (and hopefully shorter) time in Zone length and action.

But we didn’t neglect the original Zone, no! There are a whopping 12 new areas to explore, each with their share of Pokemon! So buy some balls and go searching!

Safari Zone Housekeeping:

After this Newsletter goes up, there will be one important change. All currently stalled SZ's are to be discontinued. This includes if someone is hunting Legendaries down. This is to help make them available for the Speed Zone aspect.

If you are reffing older adventures still, then offer the option to change their Zones to Speed Zones if they feel that will be something they would prefer. If there is a change, let a Head Ref know so they can evaluate just how many posts they have. Otherwise, keep moving along if they are just happy with the current adventure.

Also, for all that have Pastures, access points are needed to be provided to all refs so people have a chance to get to them.

Bye bye Approval Tower
So, what happens when the Approval Tower loses its ability to allow us to purchase Pokemon? Simple, it gets a whole less cluttered. You’ll still approve Pokemon there, so no worries.

Egg Shop
Ahh the Egg shop. Which also sells Stones. Which now also doubles as a breeding center! That also was not a myth, as previously thought. You can bring in a female and Male Pokemon, and if the Male Pokemon knows any Move Tutored moves-that have a great chance to be passed down to said child. A great way to make personalized gifts for people.

Even better, it costs only 1 point day PER Pokemon until they have an egg. Egg laying can take between 1 and 3 days.

Contest
Hey! Oslo, in all his magical wizardry, hosted a Contest in what might have been the fastest hosting time ever. Excellent work there, man.

Tournament
Thanks to Grey, we have ourselves a captivating STABless Tournament. It’s still in the Semi-finals, with MlG and Rossymore battling it out to take on no one other than myself in the finals!

Gyms
There comes a time when the Gym Leaders need to be rotated in order to keep up with the times. As it stands now, we are in the market for Gym Leaders to replace at least 1 spot in our ranks. So, now would be the grand time to announce that if you challenge a Gym Leader and win, you will be entered in a drawing to be chosen as the next newest Gym Leader. Alternatively, if you defeat 4 Gym Leaders, you have the option of outing the fourth Leader and replacing them-as per the original rules.


ASB Awards
Oooh awards! I remember now. You all should come up with some of the most memorable and funny quotes you’ve heard this year so far…and stash them...so when the awards come around, we can definitely have a grand ol’ time.

Misc:

We're looking to improve our ASB, and we've taken some steps to make the transition of no more purchasing Pokemon a little easier on you all. Thanks to Oslo, we decided to make the Pastures repopulate with all the Pokemon you've placed there. This way, everyone has a chance to find the pasture and actually obtain these Pokemon!

Newbies

I know we have a few newbies, and all newbies get 2 points upon joining. I believe the new folks this time around are Perfect Chaos, WeatheredBlades and EraGam.

That's all there is! I'm sure there's gonna be 10,000 questions, and we're ready for them.

Ash0011
5th May 2012, 04:37 PM
Egg Shop
Ahh the Egg shop. Which also sells Stones. Which now also doubles as a breeding center! That also was not a myth, as previously thought. You can bring in a female and Male Pokemon, and if the Male Pokemon knows any Move Tutored moves-that have a great chance to be passed down to said child. A great way to make personalized gifts for people.
where is this and do you have the stones?

firepokemon
5th May 2012, 04:41 PM
Wee I might have to start some pokemon hunting but there are so many pokemon I would love on my team. But in particular Ferroseed, Klink and Sigilyph and Joltik would all be fantastic to have.

Oslo
5th May 2012, 04:48 PM
Oslo has question!

How does breeding work in terms of move compatibility? Let's say I have a male Simisear with Eruption tutored onto it and I breed him with a female Simipour, thereby creating a wee little Panpour. Would Panpour still have a chance of knowing Eruption, even though it's not compatible with that move at the Tutor Shop?

EDIT: Also, high-fives to the current generation of ASB newbies. You guys rock.

Rossymore
5th May 2012, 05:06 PM
Gym slot you say? Hmm...my Wobbuffet arena is pretty dandy enough to be a Gym place. But I'm gonna hafta get a team, so maybe for the first time in five thousand years, I'll spend some points.

And due to Daycare and such, would Ditto work as normal? Just curious.

Ayeun
5th May 2012, 08:53 PM
It’s been a while, huh kids? DL’s FINALLY..COME BACK..TO WRITING THE AS NEWSLETTER! And man do we have a lot for you all to take in. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Safari Zone
Yeah, this is the starting point. As of 5/7, that’s May 7st for you dyslexic folk, the Safari Zone will implement a slew of changes both internally and externally. This Newsletter will be your guide to it all-as well as the remodeled Safari Zone Tower that will go up in the B&T forum to help the transition.

http://www.adinnerguest.com/wp-content/uploads/US-vs-Rest-of-the-World.jpg

I think you meant for those who tell the date and time correctly....


As you head over there, you will notice there are a slew of new options to select from, and we hope that these new changes are met with ripe enthusiasm!

Safari Zone Modes:

Instead of the standard SZ zone trip, you now have the ability to tailor your trip in order to capture your coveted Pokemon. You may also stumble unto hidden lands not accessible in the standard Safari Zone modes! This should put a nice (and hopefully shorter) time in Zone length and action.

But we didn’t neglect the original Zone, no! There are a whopping 12 new areas to explore, each with their share of Pokemon! So buy some balls and go searching!

Safari Zone Housekeeping:

After this Newsletter goes up, there will be one important change. All currently stalled SZ's are to be discontinued. This includes if someone is hunting Legendaries down. This is to help make them available for the Speed Zone aspect.

Does anyone who is now stalled get to keep their catches thus far?


If you are reffing older adventures still, then offer the option to change their Zones to Speed Zones if they feel that will be something they would prefer. If there is a change, let a Head Ref know so they can evaluate just how many posts they have. Otherwise, keep moving along if they are just happy with the current adventure.

Also, for all that have Pastures, access points are needed to be provided to all refs so people have a chance to get to them.

Bye bye Approval Tower
So, what happens when the Approval Tower loses its ability to allow us to purchase Pokemon? Simple, it gets a whole less cluttered. You’ll still approve Pokemon there, so no worries.

Egg Shop
Ahh the Egg shop. Which also sells Stones. Which now also doubles as a breeding center! That also was not a myth, as previously thought. You can bring in a female and Male Pokemon, and if the Male Pokemon knows any Move Tutored moves-that have a great chance to be passed down to said child. A great way to make personalized gifts for people.

Even better, it costs only 1 point day PER Pokemon until they have an egg. Egg laying can take between 1 and 3 days.

Contest
Hey! Oslo, in all his magical wizardry, hosted a Contest in what might have been the fastest hosting time ever. Excellent work there, man.

Tournament
Thanks to Grey, we have ourselves a captivating STABless Tournament. It’s still in the Semi-finals, with MlG and Rossymore battling it out to take on no one other than myself in the finals!

Gyms
There comes a time when the Gym Leaders need to be rotated in order to keep up with the times. As it stands now, we are in the market for Gym Leaders to replace at least 1 spot in our ranks. So, now would be the grand time to announce that if you challenge a Gym Leader and win, you will be entered in a drawing to be chosen as the next newest Gym Leader. Alternatively, if you defeat 4 Gym Leaders, you have the option of outing the fourth Leader and replacing them-as per the original rules.


ASB Awards
Oooh awards! I remember now. You all should come up with some of the most memorable and funny quotes you’ve heard this year so far…and stash them...so when the awards come around, we can definitely have a grand ol’ time.

Misc:

We're looking to improve our ASB, and we've taken some steps to make the transition of no more purchasing Pokemon a little easier on you all. Thanks to Oslo, we decided to make the Pastures repopulate with all the Pokemon you've placed there. This way, everyone has a chance to find the pasture and actually obtain these Pokemon!

Newbies

I know we have a few newbies, and all newbies get 2 points upon joining. I believe the new folks this time around are Perfect Chaos, WeatheredBlades and EraGam.

That's all there is! I'm sure there's gonna be 10,000 questions, and we're ready for them.

Looks like a good month...

DarkestLight
5th May 2012, 09:56 PM
Going from 1-31 (days), then going from 1-12 (months) is logical? Yeahhhh no, smallest to largest from left to right. ex 5/5/12 >.>

..Oh haha see wha I did thar? COMPROMISE!

As for the questions.

Ash: I posted in the Egg shop to revive it from the depths. Its in B&T

Ay: Yes, they can keep their previous catches. They just get no refund if they have unused Pokeballs.

Oslo: Good question. No, the Panpour won't be able to learn Eruption. We'll make sure to review the babies compatibility with specific moves as time goes on.

Rossy: Ditto is still a sex slave, yes. You'd basically mini clone your Pokemon and they'd know any and all Move Tutor Moves they have acquired.

Ayeun
5th May 2012, 11:39 PM
We do it that way DD/MM/YY because the DAYS change every day, where as the MONTH changes only once every 30ish days... There for, on a clock or calander, it goes DD/MM/YY, not MM/DD/YY.

Ash0011
5th May 2012, 11:58 PM
ours makes sense too... in a dyslexic sort of way...
(my school uses the "british date" anyways)

Ayeun
6th May 2012, 12:23 AM
Also, D comes before M which is before Y in the alphabet. Double logic-ed!

Blademaster
7th May 2012, 01:25 AM
USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

MeLoVeGhOsTs
7th May 2012, 05:01 AM
Belgium!

DarkestLight
7th May 2012, 09:33 AM
Also, D comes before M which is before Y in the alphabet. Double logic-ed!

On any calendar , the date is printed (ex-May 5 2012). So Logic one, defeated. You read the month first, then the day, cause you dont go "Uhhh what month is this" unless you forget to change your calendar month. So no. Month is always read first to act as a reference for days, not the other way around.

Second-yes D,M,Y is letter order but no one cares about letter order when you come from upside down land :P!

Mikachu Yukitatsu
7th May 2012, 09:44 AM
F-

What did this have to do with ASB News?

DarkestLight
10th June 2012, 03:59 AM
As promised, here is the one thing you all have been waIting for, NEWS NEWS NEWS!


Safari Zone


I will start with the SZ. First off, I want to applaud everyone for grasping the concept and exploding it into what it has become. I can still see how much more will add to it, and look forward to the coming changes that we as a community make, rather than just Grey lording over us :p



With that said, big props to Cynder, Perfect Chaos, Eragam and Gigya for becoming SZ refs and alleviating the load off of everyone already reffing. And thanks to our returning refs Rossymore and Razor Leaf for also helping out. With this much enthusiasm, everyone is sure to get quality adventures...

Oh and uhh, check out the bottom of the Newsletter after you finish reading the rest of the Newsletter.



Summertime :D


Ahh, its a wonderful time. I love summer. Not just because of the blistering 106 degree heat, mind you. I love summer because the introduction of the Summer X-mas tree begins. On June 15th, the Summer tree will once again reawaken from its slumber, and you all will able to partake in the festivities. I imagine it will have some differences this time around, but I'm sure it will be for the better. Rules will be posted in the appropriate topic, so get ready :D



Egg Shop

Oh yes! The Egg shop! Usually, there is a deal going on throughout the span of the Tree's life where if you buy one egg, you get one free, maximum 4 eggs. Or maybe that's just my understanding of it. This deal can be exploited once a week.

Alternatively, you can buy two small stones and get a large stone for the combined total of 10 points (a 50% value!). Deals are not interchangeable.



Tournament


I'd say we're at the halfway mark. Shall be interesting how this Tournament ends!




Gyms


So far, no one has won a Gym Match and grabbed that coveted Gym Leader title. Wolfsong is determined to grab it through me, but I'll give her a hell of a fight first.


Miscellanceous


Newbies

We only have one new Newbie, but he's an excellent one, Gigya. Two points for you.

Oh and it has been noted that the SZ has had sightings of Rayquaza, and Latias. Manaphy eggs also have been rolling up alongside the shore. Just, letting you know.

BTPoke
10th June 2012, 07:45 AM
Manaphy eggs also have been rolling up alongside the shore. Just, letting you know.

Soon, I shall go in to the safari zone and find that egg. And with it, I will take over the Oceans of the Safari Zone with my Prince of the sea! It will be mine. All MINE! mwahahahahahaha- *starts choking and wheezing*

and I can understand that I'm not mentioned as a new SZ ref, since I haven't taken anyone's adventures yet. That will change in due time, I can assure you.

Perfect Chaos
10th June 2012, 08:05 AM
WTB Newsletter title change.

And I hardly think there's any point to mentioning me as a SZ Ref as I'm still stuck to posting on my phone for the moment :\.

Rayquaza and Manaphy eggs hmm? The former intrigues me but I'm looking for an older legendary at the moment...then again I've hardly just begun at ASB so I'm nowhere close to even questing one yet :(.

Looking forward to another exciting month!

Cynder
10th June 2012, 08:41 AM
With that said, big props to Perfect Chaos, Eragam and Gigya for becoming SZ refs and alleviating the load off of everyone already reffing.


*Cough* Forgetting someone? ;) *Cough*

Ayeun
10th June 2012, 11:18 AM
Summertime :D


Ahh, its a wonderful time. I love summer. Not just because of the blistering 106 degree heat, mind you. I love summer because the introduction of the Summer X-mas tree begins. On June 15th, the Summer tree will once again reawaken from its slumber, and you all will able to partake in the festivities. I imagine it will have some differences this time around, but I'm sure it will be for the better. Rules will be posted in the appropriate topic, so get ready :D





Can we please stop calling it summer? It is only summer for half the world... How about a 'mid year tree'? Or a 'June-a-poloza tree'? Think of the children in Africa... Not to mention South America, Antarctica and Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and the tropics)... There are four continents for you to consider... Yes, I know we have a lot of members in the USA/Canada regions, and some in Europe, but that's only two continents...

Just saying.

Also... Tree goes up on my birthday!!!

Oslo
10th June 2012, 11:19 AM
I vote we change the name to the Ayeun Smells Tree.

Greyfox
10th June 2012, 11:58 AM
Done. Well, not exactly...

DarkestLight
10th June 2012, 12:32 PM
There's only 2 continents to consider, since Africa cuts through the equator and Antartica only has 14.4 modem speed.

Gigya
10th June 2012, 04:13 PM
Rayquaza, eh?
I got some points.
Now, anyway.

ChobiChibi
10th June 2012, 04:54 PM
I believe, off the top of my head, that you are the only active Southern Hemisphere ASBer, Ayeun. As far as I know, anyway.

Yay tree! Hopefully I can get some points together to give things.

Ayeun
10th June 2012, 09:24 PM
I'm going to go cry now...

Blademaster
11th June 2012, 09:49 PM
Sorry Ayeun; continents run by kangaroos and penguins don't get a say in what we civilized species' call our make-believe decorative foliage. That's how it's been since the dawn of history.

Ash0011
12th June 2012, 12:22 AM
I dunno I always liked australia for the plata... well you get the picture, also the great barrier reef always piqued my interest

RaZoR LeAf
29th June 2012, 01:13 PM
April 2012
ASB Newsletter
INDENT]ASB Awards
[/INDENT]It's that time of year again, folks, but the mod team might need some ideas. Feel free to let us know what you think should be celebrated in the Suggestion Topic!

[I] -Grey

When are the awards due?