Monday, January 9, 2012

Pokemon Tower Defense: Weekly Progress for v5.5, school is starting, looking for a programmer!

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A new week a new adventure in video game development here at Sam & Dan Games. Since the explosive popularity of Pokemon Tower Defense things have changed a lot for Dan and I, and we decided from the beginning that we wanted to make a different kind of game company. Most game companies follow a similar path of developing the game internally for a number of years and then release it into the public making only slight changes based on user input. This method is not incorrect by any means. The developer has a vision of what he wants for the game and takes his time (or however much time he can afford to spend) to make it as close to his vision as possible. They do play test with gamers and non-gamers. I can imagine. to gather some feedback on the game. The process is proven and many companies use it to great success. But we knew that if we wanted to stand out and provide something unique to our players we needed to be different.

So we thought about what we would like other companies to do, or what were new independent companies doing that we really liked. One such person/company was Markus Persson aka "Notch" from Mojang and their hit game Minecraft. While I'm not an avid Minecraft player, as a game designer I can see the appeal of the game. But what really sticks out for me is the method in which the game was released and updated. If you haven't noticed we followed a very similar approach with Pokemon Tower Defense. Releasing a game in it's early stages is a risky thing to do. What if somebody steals the concept? What if players are turned off by an incomplete game? These are all things to keep in mind while using this process. To me it means that I get to know how the players feel about your game at a stage were you can still make changes to it. Pokemon Tower Defense is really close to being done, and your feedback as been integral in the making of it. Sometimes you picked which avatar we should get, or if Joey should battle somebody, even which direction we should head in. Those were choices that I gave you guys to directly affect the game. But your emails and comments gave me great insight into which direction you the players wanted to take it in. While I didn't follow every little request (that would be a horrible thing to do) I did follow request that I felt and many felt should be implemented.

We are getting close to the end of PTD 1. 3 more badges to go until the final showdown, very little new pokemon to add until all 151 are in the game, and less than 100 new moves to add. This game belongs to all of us that have participated in creating it. Even those who are no longer around but helped in past times. Because the game is near completion, you won't be seeing a lot of new features most of the focus will be on finishing what is already there. So what's next for us?

My main priority right now is finishing the PTD story mode. This will grant everybody access to the original 151 pokemon. My main goal with this game was to make a good pokemon tower defense game and I think I have accomplished that but it's still not completed. While I'm finishing PTD I will work with Dan and Kevin on Hero Tower Defense. On top of that I'm going back to school! Starting this week I will be taking two college courses on my way to finishing my Computer Science degree. The great thing about being an independent developer is that you can set your own schedule and work around things in your life. So I will have the task to balance game development with going to school, doing the homework and studying for test. Life is all about balance!

So when PTD story mode is finished I will move the focus to HTD and really try to get that game going. Just like PTD we will be showing you the game as we make it so that you guys can give us your feedback. Once the game is in a good playable form with some levels ready we will deploy it to websites such as newgrounds, playtowerdefensegames, etc so that we can attract new people that are interested in that game. But I never like just working on one game... So while working on HTD and HTD being the main focus I will work on... Pokemon Tower Defense 2! Yes you heard it right! The sequel to PTD is officially announced! The game will focus on the 2nd Generation of Pokemon from the Johto Region and along with all that many of new features that you guys have been requesting:
  • 100 new Pokemon to capture and raise
  • New Story Line
  • Held Items
  • Pokemon Genders
  • Pokemon Breeding
  • Eggs
  • Day Care
  • Day and Night Cycle
  • Different Pokeballs
  • More Items
  • More Achievements
  • Better Interface
  • Being able to transfer your old pokemon from ptd 1 into ptd 2
  • More Avatars
  • and more!
As I said before Hero Tower Defense will be the main focus after PTD 1 is done but PTD 2 will be worked on by me and a few other people at the same time. Along with this game I will be working on other side projects that will take a lot longer to show to you guys. Which brings me to my new next point, we need a programmer!

Looking for new people that want to work with us is actually a pretty hard ordeal. We had many great applications for the artist position and we were fortunate to find Kevin which has shown that he has what it takes. With artist the quest of finding one is a lot simpler, since with art what you see is what you get. With programming it's not quite as easy as looking at a portfolio. But let's do it anyways. This programmer position will let you work with Dan, Kevin and I on all the latest projects that we have here on Sam & Dan games have going. Be a part of our team! We are in need of programming in pretty much all the areas of game development so if you are an expert in gameplay,  interfaces, or tool building apply today!

Here are the requirements.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have at least a year experience using Action Script 3.
  • Must have mastery of OOP.
  • Must have Adobe Professional CS5.5 or compatible software.
  • Must have a passion for Gaming.
  • Must speak and write fluent English.
These next ones are things are pluses that will make you more likely to be considered:
  • Have published a successful Action Script 3 Flash game on the web.
  • Have worked on a published game using different languages and engines.
    • C++, Java, C#
So there you go, like the artist position this is a paid position. Here is what we want to know from you:
  • Email to sotero86@gmail.com with subject "Programming Job Opening for SnD Games" (Can you follow simple instructions?)
  • Your experience in programming: What languages, how long, etc (Do you meet the requirements?)
  • Examples of your work: Published games, tools, widgets, etc (Do you have any of the plusses that we are looking for)
  • Why you want to work with us? and why should we pick you? (We want to see your passion!)
So let the search begin! I'm looking forward to the applications!

Okay.. So this has been a long post but I haven't really expressed myself fully recently and I wanted to get some stuff out there :)

Now on to the Weekly Progress! I won't reveal too much of what it will be on, the PTD First look by GraphicForce will take care of that. You can expect that (the first look) by the middle of the week.

PTD First Look Video for v5.5


New Story Level (100%)
  • Level Intro (100%)
  • Level Layout (100%)
  • Level Waves (100%)
  • Level Ending (100%)
  • Implement in game (100%)
New non capturable pokemon (100%)
  • Add graphic to game (100%)
  • Add stats to game (100%)
New Achievement (100%) - Celadon Challenge!
  • Implement in game (100%)
  • Implement in server (100%)
New Ability (100%) - Sand Veil - Sandshrew, Sandslash, Digglet, Dugtrio - Sand Veil increases the evasion of a Pokémon in a sandstorm and if on a Pokémon whose type does not already, grants immunity to damage taken from sandstorms.
  • Implement in game (100%)
New Mystery Gift Pokemon (100%) - Grimer!
  • Implement in game (100%) 
  • Graphics (100%)
  • New Moves (100%)
  • Implement Moves/TMs (100%)
  • Implement in Trading Center (100%)
  • Implement in Adoption Center (100%)
  • Implement Shadow Version in Game Corner and Daily Code (100%)
  • Implement in Save code (100%)
Rework Daily Code prizes (0%)- This is coming thanks to all your feedback!
Level Cap Increase (100%)
  • New Move due to increase (100%)
    • Implement in game (100%)
    • Implement new move in pokemon center's name database (100%)
  • Implement in game (100%)
  • Implement in trading center (100%)
Pokemon Center new look (70%)
Bug Fixes (100%)
  • Bug with trading pokemon in game (100%) 
  • Add missing information for the move Spike (100%)
Add Ditto, Shellder and Psyduck to the adoption center (100%) 
Add Ditto, Cloyster and Golduck to the adoption center (100%) 

Hero Tower Defense Programming Progress:
Interface - Targeting Functionality for your units (100%) 
Interface - Selecting a specific skill to use against a particular target (100%)
Graphics - Implement new interface graphics (100%)
Interface - Implement zoom in/out buttons (100%)

The list will be filled out with more things as the week goes on, thanks for the continued support and as always let me know what you think!

300 comments:

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    1. every time when i do the farfetch'd trade it tells me i'm suspected of hacking and i can't save

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    2. does anyone know how to make a Pokemon center account?

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  2. Second! Hooray PTD2!
    -The Black Mask

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  3. yes! that is awesome!

    also, can the new ability be rock head? i want to be able to use onix and double edge without all that recoil :D

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  4. Fourth! FINALLY YOUR REWORKING THE DAILY CODE PRIZES!!! Nice touch.

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  5. Sam this is just a suggestion could you make it so evolved pokemon have more attack radius than normal pokemon. Please tell me if u cant this isnt necessary but most td games work somewhat like that!

    Ps 5th I think

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    1. please do that im with tommy

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  6. Fifth! PTD 2?!? YAHOO!!!!!

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  7. 4rd >.>
    It's cool u've decide on making PTD2 Jhoto can't w8 2 c how that turns out, pretty sure i'll awesome just like the first 1 :D
    PTD, HTD is great.
    Keep up the great work Sam, Dan, an Kevin u guys rock.

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  8. OK, two of the labels are "koff" and "soul". As in, Koffing and Soul Badge? And this level introduces only uncatchable Pokémon? You're introducing Koffing as an unobtainable Pokémon, aren't you? You're killing me here!

    Glad to see the Daily Code prizes are getting reworked, though. If you ask me, that thing gives out casino coins far too often and in insanely small amounts.

    -Missingno. Master

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    1. MIssingno, are you also on ptd wiki? Im the infamous heat wave guy :D

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  9. @anon 6:36PM - I'll probably do a poll about it :)

    @Tommy - Something like that would make it to the sequel :)

    @Zyon - Thanks!

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  10. Hey Sam I love this game and all my friends do to. Are u going to go through all the regions?

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  11. If Joey isnt in ptd 2 i will cry...

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  12. @anon 6:50PM - It depends on the popularity of the game after this first sequel, if many people are still playing then I will continue on to all the regions.

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  13. Daily Gift*
    Does this mean no more Halloween costumes plaguing the prizes?

    The position sounds awesome. Maybe if I learn how to script and programme, and then create a successful game soon, I'll apply. Dream job.

    And 5.4 was a great bonanza of new things to start the year with.

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  14. Posted the apk, swf and exe for v5.4

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  15. PokeFan Gen 1 (MIX)January 9, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Sam, you just made my year! PTD 2?! Thats incredible. I remember when I started playing end of March/early April and MisterSmith opened the first proboard forum where I quickly became third in command. It's been a long a beautiful road and I'm glad to have stuck around!

    On that note....make the shiny shellder/psyduck your first priority of the week! ;) I'm ready to spend these hard earned SnD coins and share the wealth with some of our forum users at sdcentral!

    Gamers Unite,
    PokeFan Gen. 1 (MIX)

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  16. Hey, Sam, I found something. I was training my Ditto, and when it transforms, it does so like normal. Only when it uses a move like tackle, it doesn't show the pokemon that my Ditto transformed into; it shows Ditto itself tackling the target. The "tower" stays in place, and acts like Substitute.

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  17. man I can't wait until the new region can't wait until lugia and ho-oh!!!!! and celebi!

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  18. So!!!! excited for the sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Tristan :)

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  19. it is going to be a tower defense, ive been wondering how many other things different from the actual game. i love tower defense and this was a great touch on nintendos great series(if they made a actual tower defense i woulda got it) but you did and thank you.

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  20. Around 20th! On a more focused note, thank you Sam! We appriciate it all & we hope you know that! I bet PTD 2 & HTD is going to be EPIC!

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  21. Hey Sam, im sure you know this but when ditto transforms and uses a physical based attack the animation of the attack uses ditto instead of the pokemon it transforms into, and im not sure if this is designed to happen but after a few transformation ditto doesnt do anything but still gains exp.

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  22. OH YES!!! THANK YOU SAM FOR THE PTD SEQUEL!!! OMGOMGOMGOMG!

    anyway, on the sequel, will you at least reveal our traveling buddy? will it be joey still? or will maruto guide us through johto? or will we have the all legendary Ash Ketchum to help us?

    and also, i realize... DAILY CODE PRIZES ARE BEING FIXED!!! thank you Sam, for responding to the fans. yes sir-ree this is a happy day...err...week for the fans!

    and guess what Sam? i couldn't help but start a new profile! (Sam, you should understand from a certain email with a certain name)

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  23. i cant wait for the sequel of PTD and i cant wait for HTD. i love both games and i cant wait for them to be finished.
    And i was looking at the tag of this weeks blog post and the word "koff", then i looked at the progress list and saw a new non catchable pokemon so i think that koffing might have something to do with the new level.
    but not 100% sure because there was a really big snorlax in poke-tower 2 but you could not catch that one and i think there might be something like that in the new level.

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  24. This is awesome!!! Thanks a lot, guys. You're doing a great game.

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  25. @Sam - please make it so that we can trade new pokemon from PTD 2 back to PTD 1, because that would give us some interesting game play. Like, if I started a new game and traded a Gen. 2 starter pokmeon to PTD1, that would allow me to try to beat every level as if I had that start from the very beginning, it'd be unique and a lot of fun!

    Sincerely,
    MasterHoyt

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  26. Sam, I gotta ask, especially since it's pretty obvious that this update adds Koffing... When you say you're adding non capturable Pokémon, do you mean, like, completely unobtainable, like Ponyta and Slowbro, or, you know, uncatchable but available through, say, adoption and/or mystery gift, in the same vein as Horsea and Magnemite?

    -Missingno. Master

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  27. Wow sam can't belevie it my dream has come true ptd 2. you forgot to add berries and pokenavigator to the list btw anyway great job with ptd and hope u have a great year!good luck

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  28. damn. i wish i had enough programming experience to apply :/ i would really love that job as a start to my career. good luck to all who apply.

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  29. Sam, can you work on the Pokemon Center first for this update? I'm asking because it has been part of many updates, but has not really been worked on.

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  30. Hey Sam, I Like the Fact of You Going to HTD after PTD story mode is completed. But What About Ninja-ja Updates? Thats my Question. Its like you working on 4 Games at once: PTD, PTD2, HTD, and Ninja-ja! Reply! :D Also I like Chicken Wings

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  31. @Bolt - Ninja-ja is really something that only Dan is working on, so it's development won't be affected as I work on PTD 2 and he will continue to work on Ninja-ja.

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  32. So are you going to a new PTD for each new region

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  33. i started this game since pewter gym is the last level. Looking back to all and its all just a memory. My computer isin't the greatest to play big games so PTD is my main game every day i really hope there can be PTD 2 PTD 3 and 4

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  34. Hey, when you look back on things, isn't this pretty awesome. I remember the days when Kyogre and Cerulean City were the new things. Now were almost to the safari zone?! A lot of Pokefans are proud of you Sam & Dan so keep it up an' rockin :)

    FireyCharizard7

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  35. PTD 2! Great news!!! =D If we are going to Johto means no room for orange islands, so, will there be room for the unique looking pokemon (except shiny and shadow) like the CRYSTAL ONIX?! XD

    Keep up the good work, I want to play HTD but there is still PTD to go specially the SAFARI ZONE! =D

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  36. Oh, and forgot, Sam, can you make the thing work so that after you do the achievement the game knows it and stops "stoping" the game to save every time we kill a starmie in cerulean gym 2 =P Thanks

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  37. Dang I meet all the requirements, but I am NOT 18 :(

    Firered Man

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  38. Reworking Daily Code. YESSSSSS!!!!

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  39. The main PTD's I want to see are covered. Thank you Sam. Generation 3 is the only other generation besides the first two I might have full attention too...

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  40. I really wish I could have that job. Just a question do you get paid or is it voluntary? Because I am not going to skip college classes for the job, and I need some money.

    Rooney

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  41. Is there any way we could get shadows easier Sam? (please reply)

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  42. One question: Will we choose who we battle Janine or the awesome Koga?

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  43. I was actually really starting to lose the effect for ptd, but ptd is a one of a kind. It listens to people who play the game,and its more then just fighting off lame monsters and buying the same knights. No, ptd is a pokemon game with more then 100 choices, and also to find exciting new discoveries like shiny,shadow, or even legendary pokemon. and its a game of strategy, so you cant always beat it with 6 simple pokemon. it takes work. But thats not what makes it as good and unique from any other games. The thing that makes it unique is that hundreds of people LOVE this game. Also as i said before, you listen to us. HOPE U LIKE THE SPEECH PLEASE COMMENT ON IT, ALSO I SERIOUSLY CANT WAIT FOR PTD 2, and when im in college, im gonna be a computer progammer too :D

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  44. @Firered man - If you meet all the requirements but the 18 one I'm willing to have a look, send me an email.

    @Rooney - Don't skip school for a job, it's not worth it. Unless you can juggle both which can be hard.

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  45. Are you going to include some Kanto pokemon in generation 2? (Pidgey, Poliwag, etc.)

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  46. @anon 11:27PM - I know that johto had a lot of gen 1 pokemon in it. I will try to get away from that since we already have them all here.

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  47. I love long posts;
    this is probably the beast post ever, I say this wishing that the position is for 2 and a third years in advance: after 2 years worth of extensivly learning coding and waiting to turn 18, for I love coding for things like flash games and websites but have only barely started trying to learn actionscript and PHP almost at the same time(also because I am working on a major project for my last year of secondary school, but I wanted to take this unventured and nerveracking path myself)

    anyway just to add I have absolutely loved the story for PTD from the begining
    great work turning a massive anime and game into an original and fun TD game
    plus I admire your skills at balancing your life, there have been mentions in comments pointing out how great you are at managing college and friends and family plus developing PTD and HTD and I totally agree.

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  48. great post, nice knowing you are going to expand!! be sure to check out my new giveaway. also fix my account ;)

    -btw there is a new avatar chat glitch, that lets you basically imitate the person's username. i will upload video about that soon

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  49. Sam I love that you're making PTD 2 and I would like to request a few things.

    1. I would like for there to be a pokemon shop where you can buy pokemon with the money in PTD, I have millions and nothing to spend them on.

    2. I think you should make more pokemon in the weekly gifts instead of avatar things.

    3. The game needs more to do, every time a new level comes out I play it a few times and I get bored of it, no offense but I don't have much to do after that, and I don't really like HTD.

    4. The multi-player is very unappealing to me, I would like to use my own pokemon and it would be awesome if there were some co-op levels and private match options

    I don't mean to sound picky but these are my opinions, please read and take them into consideration, thank you :D (btw LOVE the game)

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  50. im a big pokemon fan and loved the earlier pokemon games (red/blue/yellow), but as time passed pokemon dramatically changed in the games (white and black)and it seemed too complicated. sam try not to get too fancy with future ptd.

    p.s. generation 5 really is awful guys. just sayin

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  51. Sam are you going to add hold items to wild pokemon and captured pokemon?
    Because when you had the poll of adding abillity or items you said that the loser would be add later and the loser became items. But i love your game and that you are planning to do ptd 2

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  52. Hi!! I wanted to know, in which country do you live??
    Just so I could know if I should apply for the ¨job¨.

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  53. Like the training level. Can we expect a challenge level for Saffron City any time soon?

    I smell Koffing! Too bad we won't be seeing it anytime soon.

    Good luck with college. I'm already in my second week, and I've already got quite a bit of work. Not as much PTD for me I'm afraid. Then again, I could just let the training level run while I'm doing other work.

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  54. will there be some harder levels coming? the last real challenge was celadon gym. pls! :)

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  55. @Sam Otero said...

    @anon 11:27PM - I know that johto had a lot of gen 1 pokemon in it. I will try to get away from that since we already have them all here.


    That's nice but you said "Being able to transfer your old pokemon from ptd 1 into ptd 2" if that means we will able to transfer only dogs that will be awesome it's better with only 2 gen. it's my favorite gen. :D


    -Rooney

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  56. sam when you gona add more chalenge lvs and isint the achevment for a shadow and in a gym?

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  57. @Rooney (January 9, 2012 10:36 PM)

    O.o who are you?????

    I'm Rooney please if you never have see my posts and you like Wayne Rooney too please change your name cause i use that name.

    Change Daily gift prizes it's 1 of the 2 things i want much more, i don't dislike casino coins prizes(but if you raise the coins that will be better) i just want 1 thing take off pokemon with breeding move from the RARE gift please Sam!!!

    -Rooney

    P.S.:Sorry for my post(not that) i just was annoyed :( from that guy cause he sweared me.

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  58. I want to say something, raise the chance for 1 SnD Coins it's only 0,1%(1/1000) that means in pro rata after 1000 days or after 3 years i will get 1 SnD Coin :( it's to low.


    Even if i get 1 now what sould i buy all rare and new pokemons cost 5 SnD Coins that means after 15 YEARS i will collect 5 in pro rata.

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  59. @Sam i already sent u an email, my avatars went missing, almost all of my haloween and mystery gift avatars are gone, plz fix this

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  60. Sam, i have some questions:
    1. Will PTD2 be based of G/S or C?
    2. Will we go to the safari zone that was introduced in HG/SS? it could be a good spot for training.
    3. Will we be going back to Kanto after the elite 4?
    Also, Nintendo were a bit lazy when they made G/S/C and hardly made any new Pokemon. There is a lot of Kanto Pokemon in Johto.

    -SnorlaxFTW

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  61. @Sam Otero's post to @anon 11:27PM
    In that case, at least put in ones with new evolutions (Slowpoke->Slowking), Gym leader aces (Scyter, Gengar...) and Magikarp (Red Gyarados)

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  62. Something i forgot to add:
    Is the uncatchable Pokemon Koffing? i figured since it said "Koff" in the labels.

    -SnorlaxFTW

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  63. You are the best!

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  64. Hey, Sam, I have some questions about PTD 2.
    How will we transfer our pokemon from PTD 1 to PTD 2? Will they lose all of their experience and moves, or are you going to copy some of the first PTD's programming onto the second so that we don't have to train our pokemon all over again? Honestly, the idea of retraining all of my pokemon and waiting for updates so that we can get our pokemon back up to whatever level we have them at when PTD 1 ends, is an idea I will not enjoy or easily forget.

    Secondly, what would be the closest-possible release date for PTD 2? I am guessing some time around late September-early October, as a "no-interruptions, full-speed" guess.

    Finally, what would be a probable storyline for PTD 2? That would definitely be a priority to take care of.

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  65. hey SAM please answer, i asked earlier but i had to go before a got an answer. so will there be a POKEATHLON no rush just some thing to think about PTD 2 OMG

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  66. Not 18 years or older :(
    haven't learnt actionscript yet :(
    Haven't made a game yet :(
    don't have adobe flash professorial :(
    Have a passion for gaming :)
    Speak fluent English :)

    ok thats me once i have learnt actionscript i will be in touch and my first game i plan will be a side view duelling game for the zelda series :)

    oh one problem i am not american like u (i suppose u are american. are u???)

    so will i send you like the script via email?

    bugfinder

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  67. hey guys
    Sam you kind of forgot to say what the achivement was for- wasn't it the defeating a celebi in celadon gym- the one I recomened
    thanks

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  68. @gon sam has already said that's too comlicated

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    1. What part? the fixing the achievement once you've done it or the orange islands/unique pokes? Sry but if he did I must have missed his answer.

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  69. Hey, Sam, weren't you supposed to decide yesterday who gets your Shadow Eevee? You said on Sunday that you would decide on Monday, and now it's Tuesday.

    -Missingno. Master.

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  70. Sooo interested in applying in the programming position.... but I will def not get the job, haha XD

    Looking good though sam, can't wait for the rest :3

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  71. Very well said Sam, looking forward to the end of PTD, and the beginning of PTD 2! (and definitely looking forward to seeing more HTD).

    I hope you find yourself's a good programmer and get things running even quicker, I'm sure a lot of great people will apply.

    And as always everyone, stay tuned for FirstLook!

    - GForce

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  72. sam i found a bug on route 15,
    the spot next to the player and the one next to that dosent let you switch pokemon in zoom 25%

    peabody

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  73. Hi Sam. I like yours game very much and I whant that one day to make a game just like yours but I have no ideea about what I must to do so I begg you to teach me the basics.... and I an a good painter to so if you whant, I can help you wuth pokemon graphics . Thank you very much, Andrew

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  74. Only if I was in college. I started programming this year and I'm ok at it. But I love doing it as well. But, don't ask me to do it though. I don't think i'm even ready. Maybe if I get in college with all the knowledge I got, and if you are still doing PTD, I could help then.

    Do you think you can wait 2 years?

    Anyways, great work with 5.4 and I'm excited for PTD2.

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  75. @sam:

    Not much of a programer but if you ever need an MCITP or MCSE let me know, the game is amazing as well as H.T.D. keep the servers up : )

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  76. I really like this game. I am really surprised how he get to do all this things. I cant wait for PTD2 :D

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  77. Pick a winner for Eevee already!!! So we can get on with offering for a nice shiny Shellder.

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  78. the 2nd generation of pokemon td will be like totally sick. it will be so good. but to be honest, i think it will be better than hero tower defense, but i have not seen the full version so i cant say that.

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  79. Is the program you're using relatively easy so once you get the basics you can really understand it.

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  80. Crap at High School we go from 8-3 five days a week. I would only be able to work like 1 hour a day on the week days, and probably 8 hours on the weekend days. Would that be enough?

    Firered Man

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  81. Also would I be able to add special pokemon for my own account being a worker on this of course. (Like I could add the Johto starters and stuff to my profiles and SND coins)

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  82. When do you think you would be able to finish v5.5?


    -hydreigoninator6612

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  83. I know there were Easter eggs in PTD (For example if you wear the team rocket uniform on a certain level Joey would say something.) but at the end when you finish it can you reveal ALL of the Easter eggs?

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  84. Shouldn't it be 96 new Pokemon instead of 100 since Entei, Raikou, Suicune, and Celebi are already in the game?

    Uber Dan

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  85. Hopefully the legendary birds will be out soon as well

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  86. Could you maybe think about adding something that would save after every level that you beat instead of only when you manually save or go to the Pokecenter or such?

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  87. New achievement probably has to do with Celdon Gym

    Sam Otero January 9, 2012 11:28 PM said...
    @anon 11:27PM - I know that johto had a lot of gen 1 pokemon in it. I will try to get away from that since we already have them all here.

    So does that mean that the only way to get pokemon from gen. 1 is to transfer them from PTD1 to PTD2

    Also since you called the sequel PTD2 does that mean that the sequel WILL be a TOWER DEFENSE

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  88. hey sam, the idea of transporting gen 1 pokemon to gen 2 is great, but would it still be better if we started from scratch? transferring them will make the levels too easy.

    I would only agree about the transfer just for the sake of completing the pokedex.

    -MagZ

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    1. Why not transfer all of them as lvl 1-6?

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    2. I think there should be a level restriction based on your badges.

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  89. Hey sam&Dan, these are my qualifications

    23 years of age.
    Aplus 2nd degree certificate.
    i've 5 years in doing OOP work
    i have adobe Professional CS5.5 as well as other 3d rendering game graphic design programs.
    i've been gaming since 1996 (Online mmorpgs)
    i can write in english, as well as translate into 5 other languages commonly spoken in asia.
    i have NOT made a flash game.
    i HAVE worked on several world wide major games, with major game companies, such as Origin games, Acclaim games, EA games, and Aeria Games, as well as other smaller companies.
    i know C#, C++, C-, Delphi, Doss, and Python.
    i've been a programmer for games/hacks for 7 years.

    i'm finished school completely.

    However i'm not familiar with Action Script 3, however i can learn any programming language within days.

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    1. email me your application to sotero86@gmail.com

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  90. Hmmm
    are you asking for a programmer for HTD or PTD2 or something else (sorry I dont want to read such a long post)??
    Also will the PTD2 also have updates like we have for PTD ? Or will it just be a full release ??

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  91. can u please add gym badges as in our inventory
    - fame

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  92. Hello, Sam! Can you please, when the game is finally finished, make a version for symbian phones? I have SE Vivaz and I'd like to play your game on it. Thanks

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  93. Hey Sam, for the new achievement, I'm guessing your gonna do something with Celadon Gym. I guess that's cool and all, but could you possibly go add in an achievement for the Rocket Hideout level, like you said you would? (Such as beating the level without losing a single candy or etc)

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    1. Victor....that used to be my name....BUT NOW I AM A DEATHLESS!

      Thumbs up 4 infinity blade reference

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  94. yahooooo!!!!!!! got a shadow entei with the daily code!!!!!! PTD 2!!!!!! AWSOME

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  95. @sam
    Not sure if you were thinking about this with "better interface" for ptd 2, but a full screen option with non scaled controls (large screen resolutions would be able to see more without the controls taking up half the screen)

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  96. Sam, there's still an issue with the Pokédex. I traded away my Shadow Mew, and now the Pokédex is acting as if I never owned one.

    -Missingno. Master

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  97. Have you guys considering adding an autosave after completing a level or can't that be done?

    Chris-tan, what do Koffings smell like? `_`

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  98. Sam,
    I haven't posted in a while. Just wanted to say I'm still playing. Couple of questions.

    Since you said more features will be added in PTD 2 will you still be adding some of the needed add on's from the list you have? I've been waiting a long time for a redone pokemon box system where you can push pokemon over instead of swapping out and look forward to the day when it is added.

    My other question is if perhaps you could remove Shadow Pokemon obtainable through achievements from the daily code and game corner? It would make sense because they already have an easy way to be obtained and receiving one would simply be frustrating. I don't believe this has been done yet, though I haven't received an achievement shadow yet. If it has, disregard this.

    Thank you for everything you do and thanks to the rest of the team. Good luck with finding a developer. (Psst...That guy a few posts up looked really good)

    Sincerely,
    Crazymerio

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    1. Yeah, the list isn't finished yet for new features of PTD 2. Also any Shadow pokemon that you can win by achievements are removed from the daily code and game corner :)

      Thanks

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  99. Sam your game is amazing! I want to say that going back to school is a really good decision and i hope you can find a great programmer. This game has been a good ride and the work you have left should prove very fun for you. Also will you make HTD Tuesdays become PTD2 Tuesdays after you Finish PTD?

    God Bless and have fun. you deserve it

    -Minnow

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  100. Hello!
    I haven't posted in a while! Reason: busy programming and other stuff.
    Yes, programming! Unfortunately, I don't think I meet enough of your requirements :(

    But on the bright side:
    PTD :D
    HTD :D
    PTD2 :D
    Hope to be posting more often. Heck, might even be able to work for you in a few years!
    A crazy Italian detective can dream...
    A crazy Italian detective can dream...

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  101. hey sam, i have a question about ptd2, are we going to be able to evolve pokemon that evolve in gen. 2? and if you make ptd3,4,5, are we going to be able to evolve pokemon that evolve in those generations? Or get in the pokedex the preevolutions???

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  102. YA QUIERO QUE SALGA. POR QUE ESTARA JOHTO

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    1. Translation: "I want to quit because of Johto."

      @ Anon
      ¿No le gusta la segunda generación de ?

      Translation: "Do you not like the second generation of Pokemon?"

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    2. Im speak spanish, the man said: ''I can't wait for sale the game! because johto is in''

      Sorry if a made a bad traduction

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    3. He like it, he said: I want it now! or something like this.

      A Spanish PTD fan

      =Mighark=

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    4. Actually, he said that he wants ptd 2 to come out because of Johto.

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    5. @FireFox, that anon didn't say that. He said he wants PTD2 to come out already because it will have Johto. It sounds to me that you are relying on a faulty translator. If you do not know Spanish, asks someone who does instead of assuming stuff with faulty translators, please.

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  103. Is it just me or is the B bigger? Anyways, good luck in school, and awesome game!

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  104. I like the new blog design!

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  105. Trading a Shiny Shellder this week, my trading account is samO! Give me your best offer!

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  106. Sam, since there are HTD updates included, here, the blog shouldn't be named:
    "Pokemon Tower Defense..."

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  107. hey sam, just a quick idea for a game when you finish PTD, HTD and PTD2.
    i was thinking of you make a new PTD type game but with your own original pokemon, original moves, original levels and story line and also a new region created by you.

    i hope you like the idea. thanks

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    1. That's an interesting idea, I didn't think about it.

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  108. Sam, what college do you go to?

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  109. I want shiny shellder!!!!!!!

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  110. will u still have ur money from ptd1 and will it move over to ptd 2

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    1. Aw, nuts. I was hoping for money transfer.

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  111. I asked before in a longer post but didn't get an answer, but anyways could there be a pokemon adoption center for in-game money? I have over 3 million and nothing to spend it on.

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    1. No offense about the whole idea, but the in-game money is to easy to collect, even on the hacked version of the game they all mostly got $999,999,999 easy already. Even on the normal version with 4-5 payday user's on the new lv your getting 60k+. Sam has already said b4 he's not going to allow ppl to spend their in-game money on the adoption or anything else on the trade website, since it's to easy to gain. Heck i went up 7million at least on the day the new lv came out, when i was just hunting for shinies.

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    2. For regular Pokes lvl 1, Sam might agree.

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  112. will Shiny koffing be in adoption? And how often do u go on the official chat?

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  113. Hey Sam,
    I discovered a bug. In Mt. Moon 2, if we transform into a boss, they all have rock throw and mud sport, even Clefable, Golbat and Parasect, who can't learn those.

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  114. Hello Sam
    the new blog comment thing looks cool and I think you have added the adoption center thing two times to the list. Anyways nice update :-)

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  115. Oops! Ignore that last link, THIS is first look 5.5:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6lw4XHk0MM

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  116. Hello! Fantastic game, you should focalise on it, improve the interface or the size of the window. When you zoom out, Why do we have a black part? It doesn't make any sense. You can make a really good game and sell it on steam or i don't know where, improve!

    And i wanted to know, can you delete the "Random Non-Evolved Pokemon with a Breeding Move" forme de daily gift? I won 20 pokemons like that with 100.000 coins codes, and never get a shadow pokemon for exemple... These pokemons are useless!

    Great game! Continue!

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  117. sam, can u teach me prgramming???

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    1. For a million USD, maybe, right, Sam?

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    2. lol, money isn't the problem, it's time

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  118. Sam I wanted to know if you can for the next updates say before the pokemon's achievement prize and if possible make the players that had that pokemon sell it for game corner coins. I do an example : if I traded some good shinies before version 5.4 for shadow voltrob then I will have lost a lot of my potential trading with the arrive of version 5.4 because in the new version it becomes more and more common being an achievement prize.
    Thanks for all the job you are doing and good luck for the future!

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  119. Hey Sam! Awesome update! And PTD 2! Awesome! I'm really looking forward to it! Keep it up!

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  120. i just accidentaly deleted my profile:(

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  121. ptd 2 sounds awsome, but to transfer your poke??? idk, but if you finish this one, the levelcap wil probably be...100. so if you transfer your poke, the ptd 2 won't be fun any more.....

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    1. Well wont it be like the game? Different badges unlock different levelcaps?

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    2. @Anonymous 8:13 AM: Sam could probably put in some sort of restriction, prohibiting transfer until a certain point or something like that.

      And I would like an answer to Anonymous 10:48 PM's question as well; will Shiny Koffing be in adoption? For that matter, will there be Weezing under battle-ready Pokémon?

      -Missingno. Master

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    3. Yeah I will probably add some restrictions like pokemon not obeying and not being able to transfer up until a certain point of the game (4th badges or have to beat the elite four, something like that)

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  122. mate, just congrats...
    awesome game, just be sure to know that you're the man!

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  123. im spanish if you don't understand something open the translate google.

    PTD 2 sounds very good. I'm only want to congratulate you for your good job and say you good luck in your studies.

    CONGRATULATIONS

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  124. I know we didn't choose Routes 16, 17 and 18, but I still think we should go there, especially for a bit of a Challenge: Cycling Road! Try throwing Pokeballs while riding a bike!

    Come on, Sam, you know it'd be a fun idea! Cycling Road is actually REQUIRED in PTD4 (yes, FOUR, as in Sinnoh), you know.

    ...There IS going to be a PTD4, yes?

    BTW... DITTO!!!!!!!!!!! *joygasm*

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  125. Hi everyone, I was playing this game since the begining but i left it cuz time issues and the lack for a mobile internet connection then just for curiosity I remember the game and decided to give it another try even that i realize i will start all over again (I remember played route 8 all over again last time) BUT!!!! i tried with my old account and Surprise!! my 3 accounts and my beloved 431 pokemons were still there.. so i cant express in words how thankful i am....

    I will play the game once again and will be expecting PTD2!!

    Thx for all SAM!!

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    1. Haven't been playing since Route 8 and still have 431+ Pokemon! Wow!!!

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  126. Sam, i have a questions for you; first; What version do you think will be the last version of PTD? (Example: 6.0, 7.0), and, for PTD2, do you think in add a off-version of the game (Like Minecraft, you can play in Multiplayer, and if you don't have Internet, you can play offline).

    Thanks for read. Regards from Argentina!.

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    1. Offline version would be sweet, also I don't know what version the game will be over (story wise)

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  127. Love the changes... Speed up, Casino,Daily gift...

    Ok im staying.. 4ever!! Maybe buy a data plan...

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  128. Hey Sam! i have now offered the best offer. My nickname is "Tans"

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  129. Anon Jan 12, 2012 08:13 AM

    What Sam will probably do is make it so you can not transfer til the 4th-8th gym.

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    1. Yes very very likely I won't let you transfer up to a certain point.

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    2. well it should be like in the games, pokemon will not take your commands if they are above a certain level (and that level would increase as you defeat more gyms)

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  130. ola wenas amigos !! perdonar me gustaria saber como jugar al pokemon tower defense 2, ya que voy a jugar al primero y me dice ke me meta en esta pagina para jugar a la version mas reciente pero aqui no se donde meterme alguien me puede ayudar por favor ? muchas gracias a todos!!

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  131. Could you make a version of the game that we can download and edit. People would pay $50 for that (be realistic Skyward Sword is worth that much).

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    1. I do want to have a level editor in PTD 2, like you said it might cost some coins to get it. But nowhere near 50 dollars worth of coins.

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  132. hey sam, i was casually looking at PTD videos and i just happen to have come across this video, i think he is a hacker. He has all of the shadow pokemon, and he has mewtwo, the three birds and celebi.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myz4JlzWblE

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  133. PTD First Look Video is now up for v5.5! Check it out!

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  134. Hey sam, when will be the release of the dowload link of HTD?

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  135. Sam, I think you should seriously complete the Pokemon Center this update.

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  136. ah yes.

    daily gifts being reworked. a wonderous week for the fans.

    and GraphicForce, i think you missed the fact that we could catch krabby and/or psyduck in cerulean gym with the super rod? or is that yet to be announced?
    well whatever.

    and hint: i changed my name from Pokeman to Pokemonrox cuz dat's my true username.

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  137. can we keep our money i have worked really hard to get over three milion dollars and it would suck for me and everyone if we didnt have our money

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    1. I don't think you will be able to keep it but I will add something to use it on for this game.

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  138. Hey Sam just watched the first look video and it said that halloween avatars are going!!! Will there be a avatar trading system added in the future so we can get the ones that we missed?

    Thanks,

    Darren

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    1. Yes Darren, my goal is to add avatar trading to the pokemon center and to increase the amount you can request and offer in the trading center.

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  139. there will be new Pokemon available? sr san otero

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  140. Hi SAM
    i thought of an idea that it takes too long time to put pokemons on trade so can u make some thing like u did in offering on a pokemon i will be thnkful if u can do this ;D

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  141. SAM SAM SAM PLEASE MAKE TRADEBACK SYSTEM!It works like completing the list of wanted Pokemon except it only works for Pokemon that were traded to eachother and it's an autotrade too.
    P.S Can you put Rocket1908's avatars in the game soon?He has been waiting 4 a while (since November).
    BYE! From a big fan who is a Shellos.

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  142. hey sam otero, can you make a place were going to fight all the legendary pokemon

    thanks sam otero.

    -renz

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  143. Sorry to say that Sam but every week that you don't have time you incraise the lvl cap sorry it's just bored to call pokemons back and train them again every week.

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  144. HEY, SAM!!! The games will all be amazing when finished, but in PTD I think that Day Care should be put in the first PTD because they have it. Also there should only be one pokemon in it at a time as that is how it was in the game.

    One more thing. I think for the Mystery Gift Avatar (for like the league or a gym or even the epic battle with Mewthree) should be The original avatar for Ash (or Red if you prefer) in the real game. Maybe you can also put it in the daily codes as .01% (Common), .1% (Uncommon), and 1% (Rare). I hope you will listen to this!

    Once again,
    God bless, have fun, good luck in school, and thank you for making the game.

    -Minnow

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  145. Oh and as i looked at the pokemon center adoption i thought that having the shiny mew have a chance to show up randomly at some really low % like the legendary dogs' (whatever that is)

    -Minnow

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  146. i watched how to get snorlax but why do i need snorlax? i got a shadow one

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  147. Sam, a few questions.
    1: Will you ever make Casino Coins buyable?
    2: When is regular non-Shiny, non Shadow Mew going to be put into the game?
    3: Koffing, Weezing, and Muk are going into the game as uncatchable Pokémon. Now, when you say uncatchable, do you mean completely unobtainable, like Ponyta or Slowbro, or just unable to be caught in the wild, but available through Mystery Gift and Adoption, like Magnemite and Horsea?

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  148. Maybe you have a problem. Max level should be 100 but max level is 74 now.

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  149. @Missingno. Master I'm not Sam but i'm 100% i can answer your questions.

    1)I don't think he will make a way to buy Casino Coins with pokedollars cause it's still the hack with pokedollars but he will put away to buy Casino Coins with SnD Coins one day.
    2)For that i can't answer but i think he will put regular mew in wild one day.
    3)He mean completely unobtainable like Ponyta and Slowbro for now.

    -Rooney

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  150. Sam, do you want in the futuro traductors for the game?. For example, Pokemon Tower Defense Español

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  151. 3 THINGS!!!


    THAT'S FOR PEOPLE
    1)Don't ask Sam everyday for PTD2 we don't even got finished PTD1 and after PTD1 he will focused to HTD, you are all talking like PTD2 will be ready in a month or a week.

    THOSE 2 ARE FOR YOU SAM

    1)Why we go so fast to route 15, you will make Fuchsia Gym for new lvl right, i want to know if that will be the last lvl of chapter 6 cause the chapter will got only 3 lvls.

    2)I saw the video but i want to ask you will not take off pokemon with breeding move right???
    Please tell me how many times i have to say "please take off pokemon with breeding move" seriously Sam it's just when i go to buy daily gift i'm excited, i feel sucks when i see a worthless pokemon :( and i can buy it only 1 time per day, please i beg you take them off from the rare please.

    You don't have to answer Sam just read it.


    -Rooney

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  152. POKEATHLON SAM I DON'T JUST WANT IT I NEED IT

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  153. When will we go to the Safari Zone. And when we do can it be a max of two levels with Scyther, Pinsar, Rhyhorn, Chansey, Tauros, Doduo, Poliwag, Venomoth, Parasect, Kangaskhan, Psyduck, Exeggute, Goldeen, Magikarp, Seaking, Nidorino, Nidorina, and Dratini. They should let you get in with your pokemon when they see you are with Erika. That would be cool Sam!

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  154. I got an idea for a way to schedule yourself. Every 15 days you get to work thoroughly on your games it should go like this.
    Day 1: PTD
    Day 2: HTD
    Day 3: PTD
    Day 4: PTD
    Day 5: PTD
    Day 6: PTD
    Day 7: PTD
    Day 8: PTD 2 (DON'T RELEASE UNTIL PTD 1 IS DONE THIS IS JUST FOR A HEAD START)
    Day 9: PTD
    Day 10: HTD
    Day 11: PTD
    Day 12: PTD
    Day 13: PTD
    Day 14: PTD
    Day 15: PTD

    Tell me what ya think!

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  155. To OTHER Rooney:

    My real name is Rooney. Rooney Reagan Richardson. I ain't a want to be Rooney. I was just born Rooney.

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