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Harmonie

@Maelwolf What I read mentioned that certain areas "can have night". I'm not sure what exactly that means. Maybe there is a cycle in certain areas but not others?

Harmonie

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-Juice-

@Harmonie
Nah, just bugs. One town has its day/night mismatched with all of the others, the Legendary Pokemon battle theme doesn’t play at all in the current version (dead silence), some things seem to freeze at times during certain actions. Sometimes Pokemon also pop out randomly in towns. Hopefully there will be a day one patch.

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Snaplocket

@-Juice- Man I know day one patches are standard these days but that kind of stuff just reeks of incompetence. Not everyone who buys it has an internet connection.

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Galenmereth

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say leakers may not have access to actual release version? Keep in mind I haven't watched any leaks because I want to explore this game for myself, and make up my own mind.

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jump

Galenmereth wrote:

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say leakers may not have access to actual release version? Keep in mind I haven't watched any leaks because I want to explore this game for myself, and make up my own mind.

There's no reason to suspect they aren't the release version. It'd actually be a lot of tougher to get hold of an unfinished copy of the game as that would be kept within Ninty themselves but most leaks like this come from review copies that are sent out.

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Alright, I gotta stop getting into arguments with jump. Someone remind me next time.

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-Juice-

@Galenmereth A lot of them got the games early. Retailers have been pretty bad about Pokemon street dates ever since X and Y.

In fact, the whole reason we first learned about the starter evos and dex number was because people had gotten the games early this gen.

As for your theory about incompetence, well... https://www.reddit.com/r/pokemon/comments/dv463w/apparent_lea...
...take that with a grain of salt though. It seems too optimistic imo. Lol

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DarthNocturnal

Yeah, I took a stroll through the Pokemon subreddit... while some issues might be fixed/ overblown, it kinda makes me glad that there's another game coming this Friday that I want. I think Sword will be for a Christmas wishlist.

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-Juice-

@DarthNocturnal
I see the overblown response as a good thing, and here’s why:

We’ve always been pretty polite about our grievances with the 3D games, and ask nicely for a patch. They always respond with what amounts to an “lol nah” and we’re like “oh... okay.”

Now that there has been an unprecedented grievance, perhaps we could have an unprecedented response. That is, maybe they’ll finally start adding things with patches, despite how adamant they always are about not doing that. At the very least they could make us happier by updating the game to allow us to turn off the shared exp, or even give us a hard mode.

They said this was the game for veterans, so they might as well do what other companies do when they realize they didn’t understand what we wanted: patch the game until it’s up to snuff.

I mean, the new Pokemon are so cool, and I love the aesthetics that they actually did take their time with (like the main character designs). They should dedicate their time to making this thing an actual $60 value out of respect to their veteran fans, who have pretty much swallowed their general dissatisfaction for about six years now.

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jump

Gravitron wrote:

@DarthNocturnal What's the other game?

Based on Darth's name I'd guess the new Star Wars game.

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Eel

I like how people act like they've never ever patched a game.

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DarthNocturnal

@jump

“Impressive...“

But yeah. Jedi: Fallen Order also launches this Friday.

@-Juice-

I mean I definitely think people should express some concerns. I'd just rather not get too hung up on it because, yeah, they might patch it. For anything. They might even go back on the whole “no full Pokedex“ bit. Then I can actually enjoy it if/ when it happens.

Meanwhile, others will hold very tightly onto a grudge and never let go. I've seen it before.

@StableInvadeel

Well, they did fix two bugs (one in X/Y, one in OR/AS) that were quite problematic and very easy to encounter. Plus some smaller scale stuff with other patches.

But from a content or feature perspective? Nothing really comes to mind, bar maybe Bank support. They never did add the new Megas from OR/AS to X/Y.

Speaking of Bank, I reallllly hope Home doesn't have a sub fee, especially since the GTS is apparently gone. I'm already paying for NSO.

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-Juice-

@StableInvadeel Only for small bug fixes. They have been adamant about not updating a game to add content or features to it, especially with Sword and Shield.

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Eel

Well, that's what patch is for, isn't it? Weren't you talking about bugs in the leaked version? I wouldn't consider large content updates to be "patches", personally. Traditionally speaking, of course.

They also went to great efforts to patch a programming error in ruby and sapphire.

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Harmonie

@-Juice- I searched it and read another thing saying that towns go through normal day/night cycle, but routes do not. If that's really the case, it's a very strange way of programming the game.

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-Juice-

@StableInvadeel My concern rests solely in our ability to enforce our own difficulty through the experience share. That is the patch that I personally need to like this game. Bugs will definitely be ironed out, in fact, over half of them have... baduum tsss lol

@Harmonie Oh goodness... at this point, it’s pretty obvious Game Freak wasn’t prepared for an HD entry. Actually, didn’t Ishihara think the Switch would fail? Like, he straight up told Nintendo that it would fail? I think this was a 3DS title that they were forced to upscale when they realized the Switch was the next big thing and that their fans were wanting the new entry on that.

I mean, look at the wild areas. They lack a lot of polish, which is why I suspect that they were tacked on when Game Freak was asked of the new Pokemon game would be expansive like BotW. This is why every good looking asset is just a high definition 3DS asset modified for Switch.

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Snaplocket

Man, this game just makes me angry. At this point, it's obvious the only reason they're putting it out is to expand the franchise, because this game is bound to sell millions no matter what. I never thought Let's Go of all games would look better by comparison.

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link3710

So uh... I heard rumors online battling and trading is gone from the game? Is that true? Cause I don't know anyone local to trade with... That's like, a setback to 3rd gen levels if true, yeesh.

@Buizel While I don't buy that story, the moves being removed would be because they didn't have the animations ready in that case.

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Eel

I'd assume online functions would be patched in/enabled after release, requiring online subscriptions and stuff.

Wouldn't expect them to just let people use the online functions before release, after all.

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