Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekly Progress, Hacker vs Hacker, the poll, shiny legendary beast (dogs), and more!

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Hello hello! Welcome to a brand new week of Sam and Dan games! I'm bringing you the latest news about what is going on with Pokemon Tower Defense 1, PTD 2 and our Creature Game (Project ANPO). Lets get on with it.

First lets look at the progress for what is left of the game, as you can see three new levels are needed, there won't be an update this week since these will take longer than the simple training levels. But I expect the final update to be out the week after, so look forward to some pretty hard battles and the end of the game!
  • Elite 4 (100%) (Fight the elite 4 using the same team but team is completely healed between fights, potions will reset between fights (thanks for asking Kpwbo), any fainted pokemon will be brought back in full health between fights (thanks for asking Ethan))
    • Intro (100%)
    • Layout (100%)
    • Waves (100%)
      • Lorelei Ice Type Battle (100%)
      • Koga's Poison Type Battle (100%)
      • Bruno's Fighting and Rock Type Battle (100%)
      • Lance's Dragon Type Battle (100%)
      • New Moves for the enemy (100%)
        • Freeze all towers (100%)
        • Slippery Floor (100%)
        • Brain Freeze (100%)
        • "Anti" Poison (100%)
    • Ending (100%)
  • Champion Fight (100%)(Champion and Mewthree)
    • Intro (100%)
    • Layout (100%)
    • Waves (100%)
      • Ending (100%) 
    • Unknown Dungeon (Mewtwo and Mew) (100%)
      • Intro (100%)
      • Layout (100%)
      • Waves (100%)
        • New Moves for the enemy (100%)
          • Tower Teleport (100%)
          • Return to Pokeball (100%)
      •  Ending (100%) 
    • Adding new pokemon (100%) - Mewtwo
      • Add to Save Code (100%)
    • Change Lorelei's Character Avatar to the right one (100%) 
    • Fix Bruno's Avatar in the level select screen (100%) 
    • Fixed an issue that would erase your avatars when you bought an avatar in the avatar store (100%)
    • Fixed an issue that does not let you end the level if using a move like sunny day (100%)
    • Added Shadow Mewtwo and Mew to the Game Corner Random Shadow List (100%)
    • Fixed a bug that was preventing Blue version players from getting all the waves in the Unknown Dungeon level (100%)
    • Fixed a bug that was not resetting your towers health between levels causing your towers to have a huge amount of health when they shouldn't have that much, removing all challenge (This only happens in the Elite 4 and Champion levels (100%)
    • Fixed a bug that was preventing your pokemon from getting the proper HP boost in the Elite 4 levels (100%)
    • Missing Gym Achievements (100%) 
      • Implement in game (100%)
      • Implement in Server (100%)
      • Remove Shadow Magmar and Shadow Squirtle from Game Corner Random Shadow List (100%)
    • Convert all Legendary Beast (Dogs) to their shiny version from regular (100%) 
      • Add Shiny Graphics (100%)
      • Add Shiny Graphic to the trading center (100%)
      • Change the Adoption Center to Shiny (100%)
      • Convert all current trades to shiny (100%)
      • Convert all account to shiny (100%)
    • Allow the hacked version of the game to use hacked version pokemon to get hacked version legendary birds (100%) (This will show up on v1.0)
    The last two points are of special interest. Converting all Legendary Beast (dogs) to shiny. I never really explained it so I can see why some of you are confused. Well PTD 2 is set on the Johto Region which has Entei, Suicune, Raikou in them. In that game you can expect to catch the regular version without having to pay. So I think people that paid 20 snd coins for them would be very upset that other people can easily get them without paying. Converting them to shiny allows for the regular version to show up in the game while still having the shiny be rare as the beast are now. If you really just want to have them be regular as one person mentioned then you will have to wait until they are available in PTD 2, another possibility is that I convert them but then add the regular ones in the adoption center for a smaller coin price.

    The second point is that in the hacked games you can't get the legendary birds at all. This change will allow you to get them in the hacked version of the game but they will be branded as hacked version.

    Speaking of hacking... I wanted to clarify the different levels of hacking, what I'm okay with and what I'm not okay with. What I do to stop them and what the hell happened this weekend. So first I want to talk about "Hacked version" pokemon and playing the hacked version on various websites like hacked arcade games. Having pokemon with the "Hacked version" tag (that can be seen on the pokemon center) or playing the hacked version games on those sites, (You can see HACKED VERSION in red letters in the main screen) is not something that I'm against. Which is why I asked you guys if you wanted a way to convert from "hacked version" to normal. Since playing the hacked version is not really hacking at all but more like a cheat code. Any other form of hacking, either using cheat engine or any scripts I do not agree with. Recently we have some drama with hackers attacking other hackers and users were caught in the middle of it. I believe everything is resolved now. So lets move on. (If you want to find out more about the whole incident head to our fan run forum.)

    So looking at the poll I can see that the majority wants to be able to convert hacked pokemon back to normal, but a good chunk (29% as of writing this) don't want it. Some might think that it's not fair since you can level up pokemon much faster in the hacked version. But they also have to spend their precious casino coins on clearing hacked pokemon that you can spend on Shadow pokemon. If anything I'm interested to hear what could be tweaked in the idea that would make it so you would agree with it.

    PTD 2
    I get a lot of emails asking me questions or giving me suggestions about PTD 2. While I can't answer them all (I wouldn't be able to get anything else done if I did) I do read them all since it's easier to read and move on that read and think of a good reply to send back. People talk about different things in these emails but the one thing that people talk about the most is transferring pokemon from PTD 1 to PTD 2. So I want to talk in more detail about my current plans (these can change) on the subject.

    1. Yes, you will be able to transfer your pokemon from PTD 1 to PTD 2.
    2. You won't be able to transfer pokemon from PTD 2 to PTD 1 if they don't exist in PTD 1 or have moves that don't exist in PTD 1. Any other pokemon that exist in PTD 1 and has moves from PTD 1 can be transferred back and forth. (By exist I mean that you can capture in PTD 1)
    3. You won't be the same character in PTD 2 that you are in PTD 1 so your pokemon won't obey you when you trade them over unless you have the proper badge. So transferring a level 100 won't mean that you can beat the game easily since that pokemon won't obey you.
    4. You won't be able to trade pokemon from PTD 1 to PTD 2 until you have 4 badges in PTD 2. After you get 4 badges the ability to trade from PTD1 to PTD 2 will be unlocked. 
    5. When you trade a pokemon over to PTD 2 it won't lose any of its experience or level.
    I hope this explains a lot of the questions.

    Creature Universe (Project ANPO)
    I've been so focused on PTD 1 and HTD that I haven't been able to design more for ANPO. If you haven't read the past post for ANPO I suggest you check them out to get all the juicy details.

    Before I conclude, I wanted to say that there won't be any new Mystery Gifts for PTD 1. Also for PTD 2 I'm going to rethink the Mystery Gift to see if there is a better way of making it happen or if I will keep it the same.

    As always let me know what you think! I read all the comments, so even if I don't reply rest assured that I read it. I have to read them to accept or deny them so even if you post doesn't get published I looked at it. :)

    So have a good week and keep coming back to check out my progress and Thursday for HTD! Enjoy!

    502 comments:

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      1. nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo will begin wirth prologue again l disagree please sam teleport my avatar my pokemons and my save point and badges please sam waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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      2. He lost his account... Wants you to retrieve his old file... He doesn't want to start at the beginning again...

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      3. When will PTD 1 be available on the android market?

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      1. I thought somebody was already third so I put "Fourth" :P

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    3. third! and i can't wait until pokemon tower defence get finished! and pokemon td 2 comes out!

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    4. Third! :D Trainer Light in 'da house :D

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    5. lol it took some time to get to my account on SDC.

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    6. how did you make the game

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      1. one step at a time! just playing I used Adobe Flash.

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    7. i have like 20 lvl 100 pokemon

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      1. i have nearly all pokemon shiny, shadow and regular lvl. 100, but most of them i got through trad^^

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    8. awesome! I'm sixth!
      I can't wait for 3 final levels and the release of PTD2!

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    9. Great job, Sam !

      I have a question : in the Elite four level, will the number of remaining potions be reset to 6 after each battle ?

      Thanks for replying !

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      1. Thanks for answering !
        I have another question : why do shadow Pokémon's sprites move on the Pokémon selection screen while regular and shiny Pokémon's ones don't ?
        Thanks again !

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    10. what do you mean by the pokemon obey you?

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    11. Can we get the legendary birds in the hacked version right NOW? I hope; it would make getting them just so much easier. Yay it will be hacked, which is a little sad, but at least you can GET them!

      I say keep the mystery gift the same as it was in PTD 1.

      Love PTD!

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      1. Not right NOW.. but soon. Pretty much as soon as that 0% turns into a 100% we can.

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      2. that'll be nice, considering almost all my Pokemon are hacked version

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      3. hehe just train with the 3 power plant and voctory road and such then they wont get branded with hacked got 4 birds so far 3 normal 1 shiny and getting a shadow bird soon :)

        and think about 1 more thing you can only catch it once so once cath hacked you wont be able to get a normal one

        Yours,
        Ushio

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    12. Sam, please just add a quick update that adds the achievements for Cinnabar and Viridian gym. Don't wait until the final level.

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      1. Thanks for reminding me, I'll see if I can squeeze those in this week but no promises.

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    13. i dont like the idea of making the hacked version or people using the cheat engine.

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      1. Hacked version is ok but the Cheat Engine is not ok.

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      2. cheat engine will be always used by players, the important thing is that sam patches all theese hacks ;)

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    14. he means that the pokemon wont attack or they will just miss a lot you would tell it to use thunder and it would use thunderbolt or any other moves.

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    15. Hi Sam, two quick requests for PTD 2. The first and more important one is can you make a storage system more like the Game Boy games with boxes? I don't know if you already said you would, but the current system is going to cause a problem now that the pokemon I regularly use won't be the only high level pokemon due to certain circumstances I don't want to spoil. The second one is to include more attacking levels in PTD 2, like Saffron Dojo. If you don't want to stop there, could you include a level where we have to both defend our candy while trying to steal our opponent's? Thank you!

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      1. I do plan to make the storage better overall, not sure if I will look at the game for inspiration.

        I do want to play around more with attacking. Also I've had the idea of attacking and defending at the same time but I'm not happy with attacking yet so I have to tweak it for the sequel to make it more fun.

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    16. Sam: with the Elite Four what if the pokemon you have dies? is it restore to full health or are they gone from your team?

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    17. Are you in need of another programmer

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      1. yes we are always looking for good talent

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    18. Sam is there a way that you can make the trade center section where a person looks through the Pokemon that they want to only have Pokemon that have a request for them? Many Pokemon that are up for trade do not have requests and it is annoying and time consuming to go through all of them to find the ones that actually do request something.

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      1. yeah you make an excellent point this is something I will be working on once ptd1 is finished.

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    19. Why take out the Legendary Beasts from the wild? They are in LeafGreen and FireRed. They are just very hard to get. I think the Beasts should stay in PTD 1.

      ~Bjf

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      1. I just don't want them to be there, since they play a bigger role in PTD 2.

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      2. Yeah also are you going to add the rest of the abilities?

        ~Bjf

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    20. can you have a time where everyone can catch up with the mystery gifts?

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      1. Mystery Gift is meant to reward players that stuck around during those times, I do want to add some of the avatars in the avatar store.

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      2. and for people that just found the game we cant have any of the old rewards....

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    21. Hey Sam I sent you an email from nic1991cool@yahoo.com. It was about geting some help from you I was wondering if you got it. If you did then yes or no? If you did not would it be okay for me to send you another?

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      1. I replied to your email a few days ago

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      2. Hmm never got it would you mind sending me another?

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    22. So any idea how you are going to do unknowns in ptd2? Maybe you can use you shiny hunt idea that got discarded, and make a shiny unknown hunt mini game in ptd2. I think that would be the most fun solution.

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    23. Missingno. MasterApril 16, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      Sam, a few questions.

      1: Now that the legendary dogs are no longer in the game, can you tell us what the exact percentage chance of encountering one was?

      2: When you say traded Pokémon won't obey you, do you mean that it will just use attacks randomly and not care which one is actually selected, or that it just won't attack, period? Or if neither of those, then what?

      3: When does the PTD2 title screen contest end?

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      1. 1. it was really low 0.00000000.....1
        2. They might go to sleep or randomnly do attacks. I'll make sure they are worthless in that state.
        3. Haven't decided.

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      2. You should make it so it attacks ally pokemon because if has powerfull move it could be very useful.__That was for #2

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    24. and btw do u trust m16 sam?

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      1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTPJsJCa3yQ&feature=g-u-u&context=G2e1981bFUAAAAAAANAA

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    25. Are we gonna have a female follower this time around?

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      1. try "selena" for serena from sailor moon like you did with maruto/naruto

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    26. Hey Sam, I was wondering. In Pokemon tower defense 2, will we be able to level up pokemon who have their final evolutions in Generation four? The following pokemon would be affected:
      Porygon, Magmar, Tangela, Lickitoung, Magneton, Rhydon, and Electabuzz. In addition, several Generation two pokemon would be affected (Togetic, Yanma, Gligar, Misdrevus, Murkrow, Sneasel). Finally, a few pokemon get baby pokemon in latter generations such as Chansey, Snorlax, and Wobbafett. Will those be included too?

      I hope you add these pokemon (Electrivire, Mismagius, and Magnezone are awsome!!)

      Keep up the great work, Sincerly Riley

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      1. Missingno. MasterApril 16, 2012 at 8:16 PM

        Yes, I would like these Pokémon as well. On a related note, how is Wobbuffet gonna work in this? It'll only have any use at all in levels where the enemy Pokémon attack, and even then, it's not likely to be that effective. And how will you work with Hidden Power? Just make the type random every time you teach it to something? You're gonna have to put that move in, after all, because it's the only thing Unown can learn.

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      2. Yes, I want to add all those evolutions.

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    27. TOGEPI!TOGEPI!TOGEPI! MYSTERY GIFT

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    28. hey sam, i have a few hacked pokemon, but they are from the early releases of the "hacked PTD".
      (something like version 0.3 or 0.4 is when i got them)
      i'd like to be able to convert them, since i use them every time i play, and they are my highest level pokemon.

      maybe if (before removing the "hacked" tag) you would have to wait a certain number of days (like 30 days or so) after you catch the pokmemon to remove the "hacked" tag?

      also, some of them were traded for, and i'd hate to be restriced to using lower level pokemon just because they have a tag on them. :(
      (it takes forever to train new pokemon to replace them too)

      only 2 or 3 of my main team is hacked though, and i've been playing legit since around version 0.4
      i'd like to remove the hacked tag.

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    29. Sam what do you think about adding every avatar in the game corner. I want to have the rocket team avatar

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      1. I'm contemplating adding them to the avatar store, but I do want them to be somewhat exclusive to those who followed the game during that time.

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    30. I'm fine with ppl being able to convert their hacked pokemon to normal, but the way I see it they have to pay a great deal to do so. They shouldn't have an easy way of converting them all.

      I'd say either 750,000 or 800,000 casino coins would sound better to me :)

      As far As SnD coins go I'm cool with them paying 1 SnD coin to convert one pokemon, but converting them all should be at least 10 or 15 coins. I would say 5 coins would be better for allowing them to pick a certain amount of pokemon, like 25 or 50 to be converted.

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      1. Yeah i think it´s kind of unfair for the "normal" users to have all of our hard work training non hacked pokemon, going worthless by removing the hacked pokemon tag at such a low cost! i believe you have to make more profit for your efforts sam! and make them pay at least 5 coins for converting one pokemon! But I really don´t like the idea of removing the tags, but i respect everybody´s opinions and i´m 100 % that whatever you finally decide to do will be the best for all!! Greetings sam

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      2. Even though I said yes(I hack when able) I think it should be like 1000000 CCs or 5 Snds for 1 PKMN, all pokemon should be 1000000000 CCs or 100 Snds

        -Pat

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      3. I totally agree with this. I mean it should take a minimum of a week in order to "cleanse" a hacked pokemon since they were too lazy to play the real game. 700,000-1,000,000 casino coins should be a good range, esp since someone playing hacked probably has a lot of good ones on their team. And Zyon has a great idea with the SnD coins as well

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    31. cinnabar gym needs to be a bit easier. its mega-hard.

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    32. If we won't be able to use the same account for PTD2, will you make it possible to exchange coins between PTD1 and PTD2 accounts?

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      1. you can use the same account to log in

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    33. Hey Sam,

      Can you make kyogre and groundon catchable????
      Also in PTD 2 can can you add Ho-oh and Lugia to it???

      Thanks

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    34. Sam
      Do you really need all lvl. 100 electric types, lvl. 100 ice types, and lvl. 100 fire types just ot get the birds? I've been playing for a while, and beaten every level with my set team. They're level 83 by now, but do I really need to train 18 (6 for each bird) pokemon to lvl. 100 now if my normal team is only 83? I think there should be an easier way to get them, because I'm also a little discourged to keep playing if it's going to be this hard. I beginning to think about playing the hacked version just to get the birds easier, even if they would be flagged. If you could change this, that would be great.

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      1. you don't need to catch them to beat the game, I understand that you think it should be easier but everything can't be that easy.

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    35. Sam, I think it's really cool how you're almost done with PTD2, but I'm still stuck on Saffron City! I need help so that I can catch up with all of you!

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      1. level up your pokes :) use whirlwind on the gastly

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    36. Sam, I worked really hard to get all my pokemon! I want to be able to use my Pokedollars to transfer all my pokemon from PTD1 to PTD2! I got plenty of money to use!

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    37. I think my idea will help a lot of people its to be able to buy snd coins with pokedollars like 500,000 pokedollars for 1 snd coin

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      1. pokedollars are easy to hack, so I can't do something like that for PTD 1, for PTD 2 I will try to secure it more.

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      2. i think it'd be cool if you could buy SnD coins with casino coins. maybe a million casino for 1Snd coin, or something.
        but yes, i'd like to see a more secure pokedollars system for PTD 2, that way we can actually buy good things for our earned money. :)

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      3. maybe sam can you think about converting casino coins for snd coins, maybe 500.000 casino coins for 1 snd. maybe think about it. in other games (for example ipod games like mega jump^^) you can buy coins or you can earn them.

        what do you think about the idea that you can exchange your shiny/shadow pokemons also for snd. for example if you have a shiny bulbasur, which is rare that you dont want you can change it for 2snd coins, uncommon shinies for 1snd coin and maybe about 5 common shinies for 1snd coin.

        let me know your opinion^^

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      4. if not pokedollars what about casino coins ? 1 000 000 for 1 coin...?

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    38. A couple suggestions:

      -Can you raise the level of the Pokemon in Seafoam Island, Power plant and Victory road to 95-100 so we can level up faster?

      -Instead of needing 6 level 100 Pokemon of a certain type to get the birds, can you make it so the number of level 100 Pokemon of the required type determines the form you get ex. 1-2 gets normal bird, 3-4 gets shiny bird and 5-6 get shadow bird. This way we can get the normal birds easier while still keeping the challenge for the "better" forms.

      Please respond.

      Uber Dan

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      1. 1. I might be able to do something like that even though you get double experience in those levels for pokemon less than 98.

        2. The cleansing the hacked version will help greatly with this issue.

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      2. Could you make pokemon like, any fire type that fits appear in victory road, also do you need a party of six for the inspection to be passed?

        -Pat

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    39. Hey, Sam! I saw the poll, and I nearly fainted because of joy! I also saw another thing that made my day: able to get legendary birds with hacked pokemon, even though they will be labeled hacked.
      Also, two questions:
      1) Did you mean Mewthree in Viridian Ending? It says Mewtwo.
      2) What happened to Ash?

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      1. 1. yes this will be fixed in the next update
        2. he will show up in one of the last level, I think it's obvious how he will show up

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      2. Does that mean, is Ash Mewthree!? Dundumdun

        -Pat

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    40. Sam, as always great update! so much to do... I found a little bug or something similar... I traded 2 Shiny Slowbro (in two different profiles) to the man in Viridian ending and when I save, one of my Lickitungs dissapeared and the other became a level 12 Slowpoke! (It was level 12) Please, try to fix that for the next update.
      A few other things before you end PTD 1...

      Could you make a list wuth the abilities and put them in the FAQS? maybe ins the same list where the location of every Pokémon is...

      I personally think that Earthquake shouldn't damage the user. When Earthquake appeared it was waay to powerfull for the game, but now it's kind of ridiculous not to have that attack and have, as an example, Solarbeam.

      Is multiplayer allowing us to play with our own Pokémon in the future?? or it's stacked in the Cooperative level forever??

      It's great to see how much the game improved since I started playing in 2.3 or so... Great Job!

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      1. I tried the trade and it worked for me I guess just save, log in and out and try again.

        A list of abilities is a good idea.

        Earthquake does seem a little weak, I will tweak it for the sequel.

        Yes I want to greatly expand the multiplayer but I don't want to stay stuck on PTD 1 which is why any new multiplayer features will move to PTD 2.

        Thanks!

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      2. Hi Sam..great work with the game(i've been playing this game since the dogs MC)but i've found a bug in viridian ending...when the old man talks to you the players sprites gose to the normal sprite...Exp..i have an entei hat avatar and whene the old man shows up i don't have an entei hate any more...please check this littel bug and keep it up!...

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      3. don't save Lickitung :(

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      4. Yeah, it also ignores your gender.

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      5. same here i traded a slowbro that just evolved but when i log back on the lickitung dissapears

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    41. Sam, when will you add shiny Electabuzz to the adoption center?

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    42. Sam this is kind of a dumb question but do u have a account in the trade system

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    43. Sam how about trading casino coins for snd coins

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    44. Hey Sam, I read your comments and saw the one about the Lickitung trade working for you, as I was having the same issue as the commenter, I tried the trade again, logged out and back in again, and once again it reverted back to a shiny slowpoke. Is there anyway you can take a look? Also, would you recommend to keep trying or is there a set amount of uses? (I think there used to be when you first implemented NPC trades, if I'm not mistaking, and am not sure if you have changed it)
      -Colby

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      1. If you train your lickitung before you log out, it should stay.

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      2. Don't forget to SAVE after doing the trade. Very important.

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      3. that happened to me once, but I tried again and the lickitung got saved and was still there next time

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      4. Trained it to level 78, saved and quit, came back latefr and level 78 shiny Slowpoke. Not having much luck it would seem lol
        -Colby

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    45. Hi Sam as always great update! It's great to see how the game improved among time. I have a few SUggestions/Questions for the last update and it would be great if you could read them.

      1) I found a bug... When i Traded two of my Shniy Slowbros at Viridian ending, one of the Likitungs dissapeared from my profile and the other turned into a level 12 Slowpoke (Am I the only one?)

      2) Please fix Earthquake!! It is true that Earthquake was kind of to powerful for the older levels... but now we have high-powered attacks like Solarbeam that inflicts 120 and hit most of the enemys in the field with no damage to the user or the other towers. Please remove the damage that Earthquake inflicts to the user! It makes it impsossible to use it and it's not like in the real games. In addition there aren't a lot of good ground attacks... I think the best of them is Earth Power... Could you please reconsider this? (and in the best of cases make a poll :)?)

      3) What is going to happen with Multiplayer?? it's going to remain as the Co-op level or we can expect in a future to battle against our friends?? (it would be great to use our Poémon and choose our rival, but i know it must be kind of hard)

      Thank you for your this game!

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    46. Sam, some questions

      1. So if we can get the hacked version Birds, does that mean we could have 6 birds in total?

      2. What happened to Lickilicky and Tangrowth in PTD 1?

      3. Did you add the secret way to get regular Mew yet?

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      1. Mew was a mystery gift like 2 versions back

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      2. Yeah I know I already got them but I just want to know okay?

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    47. Sam, questions

      1. Are we going to get Mewtwo AFTER or BEFORE the pokemon ledge challenge?

      2. Would you add in Lickilicky and Tangrowth inside PTD 1?

      3. Did you add a secret way to get regular Mew yet?

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      1. Sorry about repeating that

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      2. yeah i also want to know if will will add the evolutions of magmar, electrabuzz, tangela, lickitung, ...
        i only ask, because if you say that you will add them i will not train them to lvl 100 -_-

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    48. Hey Sam I was wondering of you could maybe just make the last mystery gift a cool avatar like a charizard hat or something. :D

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    49. Sam, if there's any way you could get the achievements in sooner, I'd appreciate it. The thing about having them delayed is that often I find my team becomes overleveled to accomplish them, and I'd much rather use what members of my team qualify if possible before raising them to level 100. Thanks!

      Other than that, great job with the game! I've really enjoyed playing it as a nice break from college every now and then.

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    50. Hey Sam, Just want to suggest 3 things for now :

      1. Add more things to win from the slot machines please, it gets very annoying to click them 50 times a day just to get a few thousand casino coins, maybe add like jackpots or something consisting of pokemon or large amounts of casino coins?

      2. Bring back the weekly polls for us to choose the next weekly gift :D I miss those alot and it would be cool if you could have like 5 options per week, and also maybe some special pokemon from other gens every once in a while

      3. Make it easier to win SnD coins or at least add some other good prizes like that for the Daily Gift, I have been getting the rare daily gift every day for a few months on 3 accounts and have never gotten even 1 SnD coin :(

      Hope you take these into consideration, thanks sam!

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    51. SAM!..Will these be the new characters for PTD2???
      ( http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/polopoly_fs/1.68823!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_490/image.jpg )

      there from pokemon black 2!!!

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    52. Sam in PTD2 you should have trainer ID numbers that go with every Pokemon the catch (like in the game) this way you can have the lottery were you try to match the number with the trainer ID number and the more numbers matched the better stuff you get. Also this would promote trading.
      P.S. sorry about posting this here. I've been thinking this since you announced PTD2 but didn't know how to let you know and i know you will get this if i post this here. Also this might help you in rethinking the mystery gift

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    53. i think players should be given the option to reset their pokemon's level upon the release of ptd2

      whether or not this action should be reversible.. i could care less. what do you guys think?

      that way players won't have to worry about levelling their pokemon (ie. legendary birds, etc) too high in ptd1

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    54. sorry this isn't attached to my other comment didn't think of it till after i posted. my earlier comment was about the trainer I.D numbers. if you find this helpful could you please give me the three legendary dogs or at least suicune (my favorite) I'm having a hard time getting them since no one wants to trade them. my PTD account name is slave trade. thank you

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    55. Will ptd2 have an apk for android tablet users?

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    56. In PTD2, since we will be able to transfer our Pokemon after we get 4 Badges, will all moves that exist in PTD be programmed by that time?

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    57. Hey Sam, I know that mystery gifts are suppose to be a thank you for people who are constant supporters but I had an issue where my profile got messed up and I had to start all over, I lost the avatars from mystery gift but still had my dog avatars and all the achievements were completed. I didn't get to recollect the achievement pokemon or anything. I think this was around v4.0. Seeing that most of the more recent mystery gifts became common pokemon that everyone could get easily, would it be possible to put them up as daily gifts? or a reasonable price at the game corner?

      Question for ptd2, will we keep the casino coins in ptd1 and have them in ptd2?

      Thanks for these awsome games :)
      - gogogogo99

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    58. Sam is there any way that you can tweak the requirements for the legendary birds a bit. The problem is that lets say you want zapdos, you would need to get a double of a certain pokemon, since there are only 5 different electric type pokemon chains. This can be annoying for shinies and shadows in that you would need to recatch some pokemon.

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    59. Im fine with people paying for cleansing their hacked pokemon, and a group bargain is fine too, but a "Cleanse all" is a bit too much.

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      1. i do not think it is too much. i never played hacked version, but if the one who does pay with snd coins to "clean" all its ok for me

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    60. why cant i complete viridian ending?
      I fought Gary and won the viridian city level
      but after brock comes i cant do anything..
      it is like the groudon level but nop palce for placing pokemons
      just can see the avatar and rare candies and nothing is moving
      is it a bug?
      I cant do anything
      I hope so you fix it
      :)
      My account is vaishash

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    61. Now i wil ask you again about why you not are answering my emails,Sam.(My email is simonnils98@hotmail.com)

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    62. Hey SAM could you please reply and tell me how often you get the SnD coins and if it's actually possible to get 10 or 20 SnD coins. Thanks alot.

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    63. Hey, I agree with the removing tags from the hv pokemon, but i reckon it should be more than 5 SnD coins to remove the entire collection's tags. I myself have never played on the hacked version, but i think that people should understand that there are people who play fairly by leveling their pokemon up the hard way ( frustrating though it may be).

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    64. Sam will you add the classic mode in the final update? The one where the pokemon don't have health and can't get killed by enemy pokemon.

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    65. hey sam, here is my position for the SnD coin prices for the reg dogs.

      I think that they should be at least 10 SnD coins. Because lets face it they are LEGENDARY and should still be a little harder to get also you have said that they will be regular in PTD 2. If the shiny dogs are going to be 20 SnD coins each you would be paying 60 SnD and for the reg dogs you would be paying 30 SnD coins and you would be getting the reg dogs anyway.

      thanks for reading.

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      1. 10 snd coins for a regular dog is definitive too much, since you will get them in ptd2. 5snd coins will do it. it would be unfair if someone paid 10 snd coins for a pokemon which will be free later. the shiny versions of the dogs can cost 20 snd coins, but sam i think the dogs in ptd1 were toooooo rare, this has to be changed in ptd2. they should be rare, but it shouldnt be impossible to get them.

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    66. Hi Sam. About the poll casino coins aren't anymore precious we can collect them in 1-2 week(s) that's why we voted for "no" plus that isn't fair for us, every can play the unhacked version they choose to play the hacked none tell them to play it, to make you understand a regular dog worth 2-3 hacked legendarys that means 10 SnD Coin(or lower) a hacked version legendary, to spend casino coins and make your legendary unhacked will raise the valuable in 20 SnD Coins that's so unfair, i think they must pay at least 1 SnD Coins to make a shiny unhacked and 5 SnD Coins to make a legendary unhacked for any the shadow 1 SnD Coin or casino coins :/

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      1. i think it is fair. i never played the hacked version, but i got some pokemon from the hacked version and i would love it to remove the tag. i also think it is fair that sam will give everyone the possibility to do this and use casino coins.
        maybe he can do it so that you have to pay more casino coins if you want to "unhack" a legendary, maybe 1.000.000 or 1.500.000 casino coins

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    67. For the third time I am asking,will we continue our pokedex in PTD2??

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    68. Sam, will you make a special prize if you fill up your pokedex with all regulars, shinnies and shadows?

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    69. Hey Sam can we already get this week a update with the hacked ptd'ers can catch the legendary birds and the new achievements?

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    70. Sam, even though millions or so people have aasked and each time you say no but how about this, when PTD2 comes out could you put PTD1 Hackes on the website?

      -Pat

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    71. Sam i have shadow riakou will i lose it? i am kinda sad PTD is ending but so happy that 2 s coming out But Forget PTD2 for a sec and make ANPO I NEED IT make it like crono trigger or summon night twin age just make it soon you fan ANONYMOUS

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    72. i think that if you're planning on going ahead with the hacking thing, you should make it a lot harder to remove the hacked label. 500,000 coins is not a lot at all in my opinion. i say at least 1,000,000 coins because if people really want to convert them so badly, they could get 1,000,000 coins in just a couple days. the 1 snd coin is okay to convert one pokemon, but i think it should be 15 or 20 snd coins to convert your whole team.

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    73. will we be able to transfer our avatars to ptd2?

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    74. Hi Sam! I'm a huge fan of the game. I have a long paper of inquiries.... I'll just tell them briefly. So, in PTD 2, we can't have full control of the lvl 100 pkmn, so, do we need the last badge from Claire, or any last gym leader from the generations? It's would be a challenge, but, can you not loosen the restrictions? Even a little? Also, will there be easier achievements for PTD 2? Will it also hold the clothing like the hats and etc.?

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    75. So if you get a legendary bird using hacked version Pokémon (a regular Moltres for example), will you be able to get an unhacked legendary bird of the same variety later using unhacked Pokémon? In other words, will people be able to get 6 specimens of each bird (3 of which hacked)?

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    76. Sam,

      what's so complex about the dogs ? I understand that you want them to be important in PTD2, but why remove them from PTD ? They were gifts for a while, some pleople paid with real money to get them, some other traded hard earned pokemons to get them and now they should loose them? You say you'll turn them into shinies, but how come leaving the reg dogs into PTD would be a problem regarding PTD2, on that would not be the case with shiny dogs ?
      If I can make a suggestion : make the dogs untradable from PTD1 to PTD2 (or only when paying for such a move)

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    77. Sam, I feel like the ability to "clean" the hacked version off pokemon is a poor idea, if they want their pokemon to be hacked free... then they should just be playing the un-hacked version. The only thing worse than a hacked pokemon, is a hacked pokemon you can't tell is hacked. If your still determined to implement this then the price should be higher I think.

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      1. i agree. good comment

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    78. Sam, I have a few questions:
      1- Players who were from PTD1 will have exclusive things or PTD2 will be the same for everyone?
      2- If I have a Pokemon like Onix, will be possible to get a Steelix?
      3- Will Joey disappear on PTD2 or we will see him again?
      4- Why you want to change our character for PTD2? Celebi said that we will save the world again in the future...
      5- If we transfer a Graveler of PTD1 to PTD2, will evolve into Golem?
      6- There will be a Trade Center for PTD2 or we will continue with the same as in PTD1?
      Thanks and keep up with the good work!

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    79. Sam, gostaria de saber se no PTD 2 nos poderemos alimentar os pokemons ?
      valew e continue com o bom trabalho :D

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    80. sam for cinnabar gym it should be pokemon level 80 or lower and no candy lost and you would get a shadow magmar for viridean gym you have to have level 89 or less an no candy lost and you get shadow starters. now i think you should be the same person as ptd 1 and joey came with you. but your pokemon is with your person's mom. wait, celibi seid joey is not there. also, ADD ALL LEGENDARYS YOU FORGOT TO ADD! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEE!

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    81. Sam will you add the classic mode in the final update? The one where the pokemon don't have health and can't get killed by enemy pokemon.

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    82. @Sam Otero, will we go to Kanto in PTD2 like in the original generation II games?

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    83. Wait, will there be anything similar to mystery gift in hero tower defense?

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    84. Sam i have a great idea for pokemon td2. when we finish the pokedex we should be able to play a level where all the pokemon a shinies.
      hope you like the idea

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    85. Oh...wait...! if we can get birds in hacked version : that means that you actually only need 1 hacked.to.normal conversion now (for the bird) instead of 6 (for the elemental pokemons)...that seems kinda too easy

      What about paying extra for the hacked.to.normal for birds ?


      Also now that we can catch high level pikachus/voltorb the challenge for shiny voltorb seems kinda easy...

      -Oritama-

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    86. How does the PTD 1 player fit in with celebi and the PTD 2 player

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    87. The trade for the Lickitung doesn't save correctly. I've done it about five times now, and every time I restart the game I have the Slowbro back and no Lickitung. I have a shiny Slowbro if that makes any difference.

      -Cartersoccer22

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    88. Sam one more idea i doubt you read the comments this late in the post but i hope you do.

      I had the idea that in PTD2 to finish off a gym battle you have to have a one on one battle with the Leader just as you do in the games with there icon throwing the pokeballs and everything i think it would be a cool addition to the game :)

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    89. Look, I respect your choice of whether you want to be able to convert your hacked-tagged pokemon to normal or not. I know it would help you if people pay for the SnD coins, but then this is my insight on this topic.

      I respect the Hacked Version, I even used it. But then what's the point of converting them to regular? Mainly, this was because of the unavailability of the 3 Birds through level 100 pokemon(hacked). In my perspective of course. But what would be the point? The Pokemon IS still the same Pokemon, just levelled up faster and with a hacked tag.
      It increases value if trained normally, yes. But if you don't want them hacked in the first place, why use the hack version, gain the (Hacked Version)- tag and then just remove it?
      Unless you have some other plans to separate the Hacked version and Normal version, such as some benefits, I don't really like the idea of converting them to normal. It'll just trick people to thinking they are the regular version, at the time of course.
      I don't trade, that's maybe why I disagree. But the point of converting just a tag is irrelevant to whether I need the pokemon, or want to collect it.

      I respect whatever option you choose, but this is my insight on this topic.

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    90. I hated that half the comments in the last blog post were "SAM you better finish the final update by this week"

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    91. I just want to say that I do use the hacked version of PTD. It's not that I don't have the time to do it on the regular one, I just don't want to spend that time always leveling up. That said, I would have absolutely no problem with my birds having the tag on them, as I would level them up in the hacked version anyway. So if you want to require that when I get them they already have the hacked version tag on them, so be it. I would just be glad that I can still get them. And then the actual versions of the birds will be that much more special.

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    92. hey sam, could we trade 10,000 pokedollars AND 10,000 casino coins for 1 snd coin? because if some got 40 coins to buy enti, it would cost 400,000 pokedollars and 400,000 casino coins. IS THIS FAIR??????????


      HEATHER

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      1. pokedollars are too easy to hack, but i also would suggest to exchange casino coins for snd coins. i also liked the idea that you can change your pokemon for snd coins. please say what you think about it sam.

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      2. What Sam has said before pokedollars is to easy to hack, so many already have way over 100,000,000 an they can gain that much easily by playing a lv or two. The hack version is just the same, the money gain you get is just ridiculous an if this was added it would be completely unfair to those who actually play the legit game.

        He's never allowing pokedollars to be converted into SnD coins, I'm not 100% sure how secure casino coins are though so it might be possible but I doubt he ever will.
        But 10,000 casino coins is extremely low to get 1 snd coin, not to mention you can easily get that much through the Dialy gift -_- It should be more like 1,000,000 casino coins that way you actually have something to work for.

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    93. Will there be a hacked version of PTD 2?

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    94. Sam will there be a PTD 3? and in PTD2 will sinvy be in their or just the secound gen.

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      1. Snivy is from Gen V, PTD2 is only for Gen II pokémon excluding some exceptions like Gen I pokémon.

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    95. Hi Sam, this is my first time posting. I love PTD and can't wait to play PTD 2. I just have one question why did you make it that you can't have hacked pokemon to get the legendary birds? I mean it is cheating to get your pokemon to LV 100 on the hacked version but then you have to spend about 3-6 days getting them to LV 100 without hacking. I am not asking you to change it but I would really like it to be a little easier.

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      1. Let me rephrase that. I meant to say that it is only for the regular birds I hoenstly think that it is a bit unfair for those who have hacked already.

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    96. Sorry if anyone has already announced this issue, or if it is in there, just hidden, but... Is mew going to be available non-mystery gift? Because as of now I do not think it is in the game, and it does not show up on your progress list. You said all the pokemon would be able to be caught in-game, so I'm just wondering. My computer crashes when I enter wikipedia, wikis, and any other type of site like those, so I can't look it up to see if it is in already. If it is, sorry.

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    97. Sam, please do not make PTD2 so that we are a different character than PTD1. Here are my reasons:
      1. How are Joey and Maruto going to recognize us?
      2. It doesn't really make sense.
      3. It's nicer to be the same character throughout the PTD Series. Sorta like how the same Ash went from Kanto to Unova.
      4. What's the in-game characters' excuse for suddenly going hard on us after the 4th gym? Makes sense if we're the same character, but NOT if we're a different one.
      5. Just overall it feels weird.

      Also, for the transferring thing, I'd rather you make it so that we can only transfer Pokemon that are below the level cap of the level you're on WHEN IT WAS FIRST RELEASED. So basically you cannot transfer level 100 Pokemon until you're ON the level that came with a level 100 cap update. In other words, if this was implemented in PTD1 (obviously THAT won't happen), you can only transfer level 100 pokemon if you're on Viridian City, rather than waiting for the update. This way, you do not need neither the Power of Badges thing NOR the Different Character thing in PTD2.

      Speaking of the Different Character thing, if I managed to convince you to not make us a different character and you're now deciding how to implement it in PTD2, I've got a suggestion: After you make a PTD2 account, you are required to then type in your username and password of your PTD1 account. If the player has no PTD1 account (which is very unlikely anyways), there's a message telling the player to play PTD1 first. You can explain this [playing PTD1 first] on your blog (when PTD2 comes out) so new players won't freak out.

      I hope this helps! Thanks!

      -Your Biggest Fan.

      P.S. Try to reply even if you decide against this so that I can see your decision.

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    98. This is a "reply" to my comment about not turning us into a different character.
      New reasons:
      6. Celebi said we will defeat another villain in Johto a year after the events of Celadon Gym. Coincidently, this is almost exactly in sync with your prediction of when PTD2 will be finished.
      7. Forget about what I said about what I said about playing PTD1 first. Using the same account to login is just aother reason we shouldn't be another character.
      8. "You" told Joey to go to Johto to get a Totodile.

      I'm not FORCING you to do this, but I'd appreciate it if you did. I respect whatever opinion you'll have.

      -Your Biggest Fan

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      1. I'm pretty sure Sam isn't turning you into a completely brand new person in the new game, you just have to start from the ground up is what he's getting at. That being said, people who pick up PTD2 will be on the same page as everyone else.
        As far as the Ash analogy goes, he didn't become a different person, but he did leave all of his Pokemon behind when traveling to a different place.

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    99. I just had an idea for catching Mewtwo & its standards. Could the standards be something like this?
      -6 Lvl 100 Legendary Pokemon (including Missingno.)
      -6 Lvl 100 Psychic Pokemon
      -6 Lvl 100 of your first Pokemon
      -Lvl 100 Venusaur, Charizard, & Blastoise (because of the anime)

      Either way, PTD is a great game. Can't wait for the sequel, Sam!

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    100. Can you make in gameplay pokemon selection using keyboard, say qwerty for pokemon and 1234 for selecting skills? It would make gameplay smoother and faster. Allow player to do combo moves like reduce defense stats then attacking skills. The clicking delay that.

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    101. Sam you hellish man ! The Your Trade request loaded a 100 times faster. Thanks, it was 1 improvement I was always looking forward to.
      DeoxysMaster

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    102. hay Sam haven't posted in a wile but have a little thing i think needs to be fixed.
      as a final update can you make it when a Pokemon is level 100 it no longer gains exp and it is evenly distributed between the Pokemon that are not level 100(like in all the original games).
      It will help new players and it will make the game fell more complete.
      If level 100 don't get exp it feels like they still have leveling to.
      thx for reading and keep up the grate work and i can't wait for ptd 2 Bayleef and Umbreon here i come :D

      ps. sorry of this is posted twice my internet is mucking up.

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    103. Missingno. MasterApril 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM

      Sam, another couple of questions.

      1: Will there be a reward for completing the Pokédex? If so, can you assure me that it will not be a Shadow Pokémon?

      2: Will getting Mewtwo require any particular kind of team like the birds do?

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    104. Hey Sam, a suggestion to PTD 1:

      -Why not make a special level for Lugia? Only opens that level when you get all 3 birds, Lugia is their " trio boss"

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    105. hey Sam,

      Could you please put my avatars back, it begun at the alakazam avatar (i only have regular boy/girl and the legendary beasts boy/girl) :\

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    106. I dont mind if people playing the hacked version can obtain the legendary birds, but they should have to always have the hacked version tag on that pokemon. PERIOD. (Infact, i dont have a problem with people playing the hacked version at all....i just dont want the hacked version and real version to become mixed) I know that a lot of players take pride in the fact that their team consists of all legit pokemon with no hacking involved in the leveling up process, and im sure you would have a lot of players extremely upset if you implemented a way to get rid of the hacked tag even if it takes thousands or millions of pokedollars/casino coins to "cleanse" the tag because im sure there are people who will find a way to hack to obtain free pokedollars/casino coins if they arent doing that already. The last thing i want is to not know if im trading my hard earned pokemon for some hacked pokemon because the tag was removed.

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    107. Yo Sam! I'm catching up with you! All I need to do is beat the Zapdos and I'll be all caught up with PTD2! Also, thanks for the transferring thing; I needed all my pokemon available for PTD2!

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    108. what`s the mening of red or blu game?, does we get groudon or kyogre? (no...)

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    109. I wanted to ask a question... in ptd2 jotho region will be for pokemon of the 4th generation or it will have pokemons of the 5th generation ...?

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