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This needs to be said: Pokemon has one of the worst fanbases.

#1Meta289Posted 10/30/2011 10:11:45 AM
Seriously. This is how the Pokemon fandom works:

New Pokemon revealed? It's stupid, unoriginal, it "doesn't look like a Pokemon", and that GameFreak should just stop.
Eventually, the new Pokemon is considered okay.
Once all the new Pokemon are shown, everyone thinks that they're all stupid, unoriginal, "they don't look like Pokemon", and that these are the worst Pokemon to date.
A few months later, or once the games are released, everyone thinks that the new Pokemon are the best, and if you don't like them, you're a nostalgia whore. The only new Pokemon that still get hate are the ones that actually are original (Vanilluxe and Garbodor).

That's just the new Pokemon cycle. Now we're going into competitive play.

Are you using Pokemon that you actually like, and not just the best competitive Pokemon? Get out.
Are you not using Pokemon/teams/strategies/moves/items that everyone and their dog uses? lol ur team sux, y arent u using this, get out.
Smogon bans a Pokemon/item/move/ability? Complain to no end about it. But if you blaspheme Smogon? People say you don't know anything about Smogon. Get out.

But wait, there's more! There's still the general fanbase!

You don't like the Pokemon that everyone else likes? Heresy! Get out.
You're only allowed to like gen 3, 4, and 5. God forbid that you prefer gen 1 and 2. If you do, you're a nostalgia whore. Get out.

/end rant

inb4 that's not how the fanbase works
inb4 sonic fanbase
inb4 TC can't inb4
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#2SmogoonPosted 10/30/2011 10:14:15 AM
Anything with an online community has the worst fanbase.
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#3GameGuy_5318Posted 10/30/2011 10:16:08 AM
A lot of fanbases are like this
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#4Catcher_FreemanPosted 10/30/2011 10:16:48 AM
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/VocalMinority
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnpleasableFanbase

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#5Xavier_On_HighPosted 10/30/2011 10:21:20 AM(edited)
inb4heKirbyfanbaseisperfectlyfine
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#6MaurithPosted 10/30/2011 10:23:40 AM
The Elder Scrolls one is pretty frustrating at present...
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#7NinjamesVDSPosted 10/30/2011 10:23:48 AM
If you don't like the fanbase then why are you here?
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#8Meta289(Topic Creator)Posted 10/30/2011 10:25:12 AM
NinjamesVDS posted...
If you don't like the fanbase then why are you here?

Because I don't really have anything better to do. Even then, I usually stay on other boards.
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#9ShinGoukenPosted 10/30/2011 10:27:27 AM
That about sums it up. This board is particularly hostile and generally more unfriendly than any other board i post on. Could be that the pokemon fanbase are overall younger but could just be that pokemon attracts a more immature audience
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#10RunebogglePosted 10/30/2011 10:36:55 AM

From: ShinGouken | #009
That about sums it up. This board is particularly hostile and generally more unfriendly than any other board i post on. Could be that the pokemon fanbase are overall younger but could just be that pokemon attracts a more immature audience


Because blood, guts, FPS, OMG HEADSHOT, etc., is mature, right? <_<\\
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