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June 17, 2013 07:48:25 AM   

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Welcome to Gaming Union’s community event, New Game Plus (NGP). This event is similar to a bookclub, but instead of reading books each week community members are given a set checkpoint in an ongoing game which they have to reach before the end of 7 days, starting on mondays. While all playing the same part of the same game, Unionites gather to discuss what we're loving and hating about the game, how funny the dialogue is, or how remarkably brilliant the game design was. Even if you never played the game before, you can always challange yourself and share your experience, conversation is valid and in face encouraged! The only requisite of the feature is that everyone is playing the same section at the same time and join in the conversation!

For our seventh season of New Game Plus, the Gamingunion community has chosen Pokémon! a game that certainly doesn't need any introduction, an amazing RPG produced by Game Freaks, that later got his own TV show, Trading Card Games, along many other things. This game brings back a lot of memories to older players, so this is the perfect oportunity to revive an old classic.

This is our first week! So grab your copy of the game and join in! Check out below for the guidelines to participate and for details of where our first checkpoint in the game will be! Make sure to come back regularly to let us know what you think of the game so far or read the opinions of like minded gamers.

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We will split Pokémon in 5 sections. This is Week 1.
The checkpoint which you need to play up to is:
Get the first 2 Badges

If you need any clarification of the guidelines then please ask!
Have fun, guys!

Be sure to answer our Burning Question:
Which Pokémon did you chose and why?
For those playing the Yellow version, would you rather have Eevee or Pikachu?

Also, if you want to join us in the podcast, state your interest in this thread Wink

ALL DISCUSSION FOR WEEK 1 IN THIS THREAD.

GUIDELINES
- You can play any version from the 1st Pokémon generation, which includes: Blue, Red and Yellow, and the remakes LeafGreen and FireRed
- A new thread will go up each Monday telling you where the next check point is. All discussion for each section must go in the relevant threads. Previous threads will remain open to let people catch up and let the conversation continue.
- You MUST resist playing on past the scheduled check points. For these discussion threads to work we need to all be at the same point in the game. Besides, it's not in the spirit of this activity!
- Please don't post spoilers for things that haven't happened in the game yet. We love that you're enthusiastic about it, but some people will be playing for the first time.
- However, you CAN post spoilers for anything that happens within the given section of the game, so long as you use tags [ spoiler][/spoiler ] to protect those still playing through.
- Talk about anything and everything! Story is just one aspect, but if you love the music or hate the map, then speak up! Get a little more specific and in depth than usual!
- If you get hopelessly stuck, you're encouraged to say so in this thread as soon as you can, and I can guarantee that there'll be a whole bunch of people willing to offer up their strategies or tips.
- On the converse, feel free to challenge yourself if you've played the game a billion times before!
- Remember to HAVE FUN!

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June 17, 2013 08:50:23 AM   

Ooof... the show is based on the game, not the other way around! The game came first (:

Also, it might be worth mentioning that by 'any version' you specifically mean the first generation games and their remakes. All the later games are referred to as different 'versions' of the game too - Pokémon Diamond version, Pokémon Black version, etc.

Permitted versions for the NGP would be:
Pokémon Red or Blue
Pokémon Yellow
Pokémon FireRed or LeafGreen

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June 17, 2013 09:12:52 AM   

(June 17, 2013 08:50:23 AM)Kevio17 Wrote:  Ooof... the show is based on the game, not the other way around! The game came first (:

Also, it might be worth mentioning that by 'any version' you specifically mean the first generation games and their remakes. All the later games are referred to as different 'versions' of the game too - Pokémon Diamond version, Pokémon Black version, etc.

Permitted versions for the NGP would be:
Pokémon Red or Blue
Pokémon Yellow
Pokémon FireRed or LeafGreen

Totally forgot about that! Thanks for noticing that Wink btw, i had no idea that the game came first :O

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June 17, 2013 09:27:17 AM   

The game started it all (: The original games came out in Japan in Feb 1996, with the anime released in 1997.

Though the anime did start a couple of weeks before the games were released in America in Sept 1998 (:

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June 17, 2013 09:32:37 AM   

I think I will join in. I'm going to do a Team Rocket themed run where I can only use Pokemon that the Rocket Grunts use. According to the wiki I can use a combination of Rattata, Ekans, Grimer, Koffing, Sandshrew, Cubone, Drowzee, Zubat and Machop. That means I'll be limited to normal, poison, psychic and ground types (Machop is out because I won't be able to evolve it to Machamp and Zubat is out because I won't be able to evolve it to Crobat till post game), and what's more these Pokemon have average stats at best. Ekans and Sandshrew are version exclusives so I think I'll go with Leaf Green for Sandshrew. This should be fun.

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June 17, 2013 10:48:58 AM   

Oh finally, it's Pokemon. Well, I think I'm gonna go with FireRed and use Charmander. Then go with the ground types.

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June 17, 2013 10:53:34 AM   

I still haven't decided if I will do a specific run for this. I might take another day to think about it...

But OMG IZ POKEMON TAIME!!!!

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June 17, 2013 11:01:18 AM   

Dis gon' be good.

Like I said I'll be doing a Randomized Nuzlock run.

Things that'll be random:
+Wild Pokemon in grass/fishing/etc.
+Starter Pokemon
+Movesets

I won't touch the rest of the game, such as randomizing NPC pokemon teams or HMs/TMs, because I still want to play the same basic game as everyone else'll be running through. Except with a, hopefully, completely insane team.

I'll set myself other rules and restrictions as I progress through the game. Right now I'll just patch up this ROM and get started.

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June 17, 2013 11:07:48 AM   

(June 17, 2013 11:01:18 AM)Miashin Wrote:  Dis gon' be good.

Like I said I'll be doing a Randomized Nuzlock run.

Things that'll be random:
+Wild Pokemon in grass/fishing/etc.
+Starter Pokemon
+Movesets

One thing I want to ask is with the wild Pokemon, its already random. What is the difference between this and normal wild Pokemon?

Sorry if this sounds weird... Tongue

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June 17, 2013 11:30:45 AM   

(June 17, 2013 11:07:48 AM)Beyhan Wrote:  One thing I want to ask is with the wild Pokemon, its already random. What is the difference between this and normal wild Pokemon?

Sorry if this sounds weird... Tongue

Naw, I get what you're saying. When the randomizer is working it really means random pokemon. That means I can go and step into Route 1 and I can run into a Rattata (expected) or an Onyx (weird) or even Moltres (crazy!) Basically, with every random encounter in tall grass/caves/etc. I have absolutely NO idea what kind of Pokemon I'm about to face against.

And already I've hit a curve ball. Here are my choices for Starters.

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I'm seriously torn on this choice. Exeggcute could be a good choice for a guaranteed grass type in my team (I have very few guarantees on this run), but Pidgeot is awesome and I'm quite fond of him.

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