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Long Post!: Back in the saddle (need help to get into semi-competitiveness)

#1LordButternubsPosted 10/7/2012 4:09:51 PM
I used to play these series, ever since it started. I was never into competitive gameplay, as I don't play with real people. That slightly changed with the advent of WiFi battling. While I tried to get into it, I found EV training and IV Breeding (and Legendary reseting and catching to try to get Decent IVs with the right nature) too much work for just getting the satisfaction of the few matches I used to play. I burned out and even though I picked up Platinum I never got to even finishing it.

Due to various factors (DS broke, series started to feel childish, etc.) I never got Black or White. I got a 3DS as a gift from my brother months ago, and as I'm an RPG nut, I recently searched for RPGs on the web. I learned this game was coming and despite the old childish feelings, nostalgia won me over. Preordered it through Amazon with the Guide (yes, I like guides, keep that discussion out of here). It ships on Wednesday and it should take a week to arrive at the earliest so I got time to finish my current game (Golden Sun: Dark Dawn) and start thinking about what to do in this game.

I thought of just playing through the story and just playing against daily NPCs. Afterall, I don't have opponents in real life (serious minded ones at least) and I'm not going to sny tournaments. But the competitive bug is slightly setting in just for enjoying battling in the online community.

I'm an adult in his late 20s. Free time is just an hour (2 if I'm lucky) daily on weekdays. Saturdays I tend to have the night free to myself (so 4-6 hours). Sundays I have more (usually 5-10 hours depending on what I need done).

For team building, I need to think on the following:
1. I need my team to be able to be built up as efficiently as possible and with limited resources (I don't have past games, limited time, etc.)
2. No Legendaries or Uniques: I don't want to reset a lot. With this, I think I'm out of playing what I recall was called the Über Tier (I am rusty). And that's fine by me. Overused or Lower seems better anyway.
3. Pokémon need to be available in Black 2 or White 2 (a local friend is getting White 2). As I have no past games anymore, I only have what I can capture. I would have little to "leverage" trade of rarer older Pokemon.
4. I like rarer strategies. If everyone is using it, it isn't my cup of tea.

With that in mind, what ideas and tips can you guys share? What team ideas?
#2MugilokoPosted 10/7/2012 4:13:59 PM
Why did you bought the guide when the internet has everthing you want for free?
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#3DragonFacedPosted 10/7/2012 4:14:39 PM
Mugiloko posted...
Why did you bought the guide when the internet has everthing you want for free?


Agreed.

God invented Gamefaqs so we wouldn't have to worry about that crap anymore.
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#4pikachupwnagePosted 10/7/2012 4:17:10 PM
Mugiloko posted...
Why did you bought the guide when the internet has everthing you want for free?


I can't speak for him but I have bought the guides since crystal <_>

I know its all but I can't resist buying anyways.....
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#5LordButternubs(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2012 4:18:03 PM
Mugiloko posted...
Why did you bought the guide when the internet has everthing you want for free?


DragonFaced posted...
Mugiloko posted...
Why did you bought the guide when the internet has everthing you want for free?


Agreed.

God invented Gamefaqs so we wouldn't have to worry about that crap anymore.


Did you both didn't read my whole post? No insult meant.

"Preordered it through Amazon with the Guide (yes, I like guides, keep that discussion out of here)."
#6LordButternubs(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2012 4:31:46 PM
pikachupwnage posted...
Mugiloko posted...
Why did you bought the guide when the internet has everthing you want for free?


I can't speak for him but I have bought the guides since crystal <_>

I know its all but I can't resist buying anyways.....



Kids these days, can't appreciate the feel of a book. :p
#7LordButternubs(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2012 5:05:15 PM
Anyone with actual, on-topic, replies to the discussion at hand? :)
#8LordButternubs(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2012 7:17:49 PM
LordButternubs posted...
Anyone with actual, on-topic, replies to the discussion at hand? :)


What he said. ;)
#9MrFingers07Posted 10/7/2012 7:22:17 PM
Need help getting into competitive matches?

Just go to the battle simulator, pokemonshowdown.com

You don't need to waste your team in building team since you can make your team from the beginning in under 3 minutes and battle people online.
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#10LordButternubs(Topic Creator)Posted 10/8/2012 2:32:01 AM
MrFingers07 posted...
Need help getting into competitive matches?

Just go to the battle simulator, pokemonshowdown.com

You don't need to waste your team in building team since you can make your team from the beginning in under 3 minutes and battle people online.


I don't use a PC anymore (don't have one). I use my 3DS, iPhone, and iPad to web browse. I doubt a mobile device can handle web browser based applications anyway.