Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pokemon Tower Defense's Final Release! A postmortem, and looking forward to the future!

Want to get the Shiny legendary dogs? Shiny Mew? or any other shiny pokemon in the game? Adopt them today using SnD coins! Click here for more info.

Visit the PTD: Pokemon Center - a place to trade pokemon, get your Daily Code, adopt Pokemon, view your items and change your avatar!

It has been a long time coming but the end of Pokemon Tower Defense is here! From start to finish it has been a year and a half. Blood, sweat and tears! But the outcome has been more than worth it. We have leveled up, and evolved so much from the beginning. We went from hobbyist to full time game developers. From no fans to thousands of fans. This is only the beginning of our long journey and we want you to come with us!

As you move forward in any stage of your life it's important to look at your successes and your mistakes. There is a lot of valuable information in these things, especially your mistakes. In our case we will examine what I think went right in PTD and what went wrong. These things will help me with the development of PTD 2.

What Went Right

1. Crossing Pokemon with Tower Defense - This was the most critical element to the success of the whole game. Fortunately we got it right. I knew just the name Pokemon Tower Defense would catch many people's attention but the combination of elements will make them stay. From catching pokemon and using them as your towers, to having your towers stay leveled up and evolved between levels. This is something that I plan to continue and expand for the sequel. Adding breeding and pokemon holding items among other things will help the game move to the next level.

2. Community Involvement - Adding the feedback button and asking for help to improve the game, especially in the early stages of the game really helped to build the community. This is something that we will continue to do with all our games. Your feedback from comments, emails, votes on polls heavily influences the direction that our games take. Votes usually affect the games directly.

3. Weekly Updates - Waiting for the game to be completed was something that I couldn't afford to do. Releasing a game is similar to rolling a dice. The odds are mostly against you. The longer you take to roll the dice (release a game) the more risk you take on. Working on a game for some months and releasing it as an Alpha helps me to see if people are into a game and see if its worth spending more time on. Once the game was a success people just wanted more and more. I thought it would be great to have a new release each week almost like a TV series. Fans would be looking forward to the release each week, keeping the interest in the game going while being able to expose the fans to new ideas that I have for future games.

4. Pokemon Center - The Pokemon Center, most specifically the Trading Center was a great success even though it is very basic right now. It gave a chance for you fans to trade each other. I was also be able to add other options like the game corner to add other things to do in the game. The Pokemon Center will get improvements for the sequel that will make transferring and trading a whole lot easier. The ads on the Pokemon Center also help to fund the development of the game.

5. SnD Coins and Adoption - Snd Coins and Adoption really help fund our future games and also gave you the fans a chance to support us more directly while getting something in return. This system will be used for all our future games including PTD 2. In the near future we will add more ways to get the coins.

6. Game Story - Adding the story to the game (most Tower Defense don't have a story) really helped to make the game more compelling and gave a lot of chances to add cameos for characters from the anime and game. Also it added the opportunity to add references to other media that I enjoy. PTD 2 will have a new story that is loosely related to the first game.
 

What Went Wrong

1. Weekly Updates - Yes, I know I put this on the what went right section but it also went wrong in a lot of ways. I really think the quality of the game suffered due to the quick update schedule. While I'm proud of how the game turned out as a whole I know that if I had more time the quality would have risen drastically. Many times I found myself with a lot of interesting ideas but not having the time to implement them in time. The story suffered a lot also do to quick updates. Epic fight scenes were turned into just something mentioned in the dialog instead of me being able to show it. For PTD 2 we plan to take more time to make sure everything is like we want it while still trying to maintain a good schedule. More on that later.

2. The Grind - I felt that while some grinding was acceptable it was impossible to continue playing without having high level pokemon. This resulted in many people using the hacked version or having to grind out their characters while doing something else. I don't think this is fun and I want to reduce the need to grind in the sequel as I don't think it adds anything to the game. Shiny hunting will remain relatively the same but that is something that is optional.

3. Multiplayer - I had many grand ideas for multiplayer but I never got the time to fully realize those ideas. Also the way I set up the attacks in the game didn't lend themselves for multiplayer which affected how synched the levels are (not very). For the sequel I want to rebuild the attacks to work for a multiplayer setup. Also focus more on the multiplayer as it adds re-playability to the game.

4. Updating the game - Another big part that went wrong getting the update to the players. A lot of sites probably have older versions of the game that don't even work. For the sequel I want the game to check for the latest version and update itself so that everybody can get updates instantly as I put them up and I also won't have to be sending out updates to 5 different sites.

What else do you think went right and what else do you think went wrong? Let me know.

Now for the future!

My main focus now will be working on Hero Tower Defense, but that game will not be moving at the same fast pace as PTD so that will allow me some time to work on PTD 2 and our Creature Universe game (Project ANPO). I know some of you just want me to work on PTD 2 but the reality is that I also need to focus on original games that can take Sam and Dan games farther than a pokemon game can. Since we don't own the rights to pokemon I can't put the game on the different app stores and sites like Kongregate. Also PTD can get shut down at any point and I wouldn't be able to do anything about it so putting all my eggs in that basket is not a good idea.

I'm sure Dan will mention on this week's Hero Tower Defense blog but HTD is going to be getting some significant changes in the graphic department that will help speed up the development.

For Project ANPO Dan and I got to talk a lot about how the game will work and we made good progress on that. What I hope to do this month is work on a prototype so that I can start testing out the different mechanics that we have in mind and so that you guys can check it out and give us your feedback.

For PTD 2 the question I get asked the most is "When is it coming out!?" Well to be honest I don't even know when it's coming out. I will keep you guys posted. I did have an idea which is to make a special mode that has a lot of re-playability that will use the generation 1 pokemon (since I have all their stats and graphics already created) and release that first which will give you guys something to do while the game is in development. But even this mode will take a while to build so I don't have any specific dates to give out. Just follow me on Twitter and follow the blog for weekly updates to the game.

Alright guys, I really appreciate all the support for this past year and a half. I hope you enjoyed the game and if you want some more then I will be working hard to keep it coming. Thanks for everything you do!

As always let me know what you think!

313 comments:

  1. First in the last PTD 1 post

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    1. EmperorOfTigersMay 3, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      Please can you add all the avatars and legends to the Pokemon center to finish everything nicely. Finally please add the regular dogs to the adoption center for a lower cost. Thanks for making this amazing
      game.

      Tim.

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    2. hey i really think after you make the dogs shiny since they already have like a 1/1000000 chance of appearing make it more like 1/1000 after you've beaten the game. ty -magcdave

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    3. He might put on Mewthree or Shiny Mew or possibly Victini.

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  2. Do you not even have a rough estimate of when PTD2 will be playable? Are we talking about a few weeks, a few months or over a year? I check your site often but most of it is for PTD related reasons. After a few weeks of checking, I may stop checking altogether if I get too discouraged from no PTD2 news. I just want to make sure that I don't have unrealistic expectations and stop checking the website!

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    1. I will be posting news every week so you will be able to see how close we are.

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    2. i wish i would play now right can ?

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    3. There is nothing to play for it >.<

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  3. thanks for everything sam :) looking forward to htd and ptd2

    -Chinese Dragon

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  4. :'( PTD is finished. i loved the game, it is kinda sad that the game has gone so quickly, but for now BRING ON HTD!!

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    1. It felt quick to me as well, how you released updates every week. xDD

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  5. Hi Sam, I think the facts you went over were spot on. I like the idea of having a special mode as well. Congratulations for making such a good PTD and take your time on HTD, Project ANPO and PTD 2!

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    1. I wish I could really take my time with it but I do have to keep providing you guys with entertainment so I can keep surviving.

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    2. Well, like you said in the blog post, weekly updates aren't as good as they might of been, and I don't know but I'm pretty sure most people would rather you took time to make a really good game that gets people all over the world talking about SnD games rather than you rush through it. Also, I think you taking a break in some weeks is a good idea xD. You have a life out of programming :P

      Also, just saying, I was playing some ordinary game when the site I was on listed PTD as the most played game on their site. At first, I didn't really bother to try it because I thought it would just be like the other (boring) online flash games, but when I tried it, it was great! So keep it up ;)

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  6. can you like make a free account? i cant stand waiting 1 hole day just to play this i understand if you cant

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  7. Word of advice, a lot of the avatars have some glitches that I believe should be fixed, even if the game is ending. Second, I think you should add all the old avatars to the avatar store. And third, fix the price for the Pokemon in the adoption center. Example, no way is Clefairy worth five SnD coins now. One more thing, I do believe the final Mystery Gift should have been an avatar instead of regular MissingNo. Any chance that it can be changed? And it would have been fair for there to be female Celebi and female Duskull avatar.

    Oh, and if you do not mind me asking, will you be warning users not to trade their valuable shiny Mews and/or regular legendary beasts for accounts full of hacked shinies that were obtained with that dreadful 'god hack'? It is beginning to be quite a nuisance.

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    1. I completely agree with you... Sam, the prices are not updated... It could be that one time some of the Pokémon of the Game Corner worthed 5 coins, but now they are kind of common, the same as most Pokémon, like Seal, Pikachu and a lot of different... Snorlax, Lapras, Eevee, Electabuzz and Magmar can't have the same value that the other common Pokémon...

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    2. It's pretty hard for me to set those prices, I was actually considering adding a way for people to put their pokemon up for snd coins that way the market could work it self out. This will probably be for the sequel when things are more secure.

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  8. Can you add an achievement for completing the Pokedex?

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    1. yeah this is a really good idea, the only pokemon i dont have is shadow mewtwo^^

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    2. Missingno. MasterMay 3, 2012 at 5:57 AM

      Yes, please, Sam. If you don't have any ideas, I have a suggestion; a set of regular legendary beasts for getting all regular Pokémon, a set of Shadow legendary beasts for getting all Shadow Pokémon, and a set of Shiny legendary beasts for getting all Shiny Pokémon. See, this way, the Shiny versions of Raikou, Entei, and Suicune maintain their rarity because in order to complete the Shiny dex, you need the adoption-exclusive Shiny Mew and Shiny starters.

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    3. Long time since I've seen a post asking for this. Maybe a shiny Mew for getting everything other than it???

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    4. You will get a reward in the sequel that way I can give you something more unique.

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    5. does this mean we will get a reward for completing the pokedex of ptd1 or do we have to complete the pokedex of ptd2?

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  9. Wow, you've come quite a long way from day 1, haven't you Sam? I want to congratulate you on this milestone in your programming career. It's not an easy path, but you made it this far. Things can only get better for PTD from here on out! I hope to finish this game soon now that everything is complete, when I get the time.

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    1. Thanks Chris! I know you have been around for a while thanks for sticking with us.

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  10. The good always outweighs the bad, but you hit the nail with the "what went wrong." After a week the game corner became useful only for getting shadows, and you already know the trades can be updated, as well as how "unfun" multi-player is. 1 or 2 more legends in the SND section would increase the variety in rarity. All in all, this was an awesome game and kept me entertained for many, many hours.

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  11. For PTD2 you should add the classic and advanced modes.

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    1. There will def be different difficulty modes. But I think things worked out so that I don't need to do the classic and advanced modes.

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  12. Sam, What REALLY went wrong in PTD was the hacking.

    Ever since the stupid 'god hack' I have quit playing PTD, it is not fun anymore knowing anything you get is not of value and their are mass productions of every pokemon now.

    This ruined the whole game for me, I have been playing for a long time but that crossed the line, I have no interest in playing anymore for that reason only. This has also made some of my other friends quit.

    If this happens and is not fixed in PTD2 I will still have no interest in playing whatsoever :/

    All of this aside, bring back the weekly mystery gift polls please!

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    1. @Anonymous, 01:19 AM
      Why would you care about Mystery Gift polls when you've stopped playing anyway?

      And Sam, don't you think that the Elite Four are a bit difficult?
      Great game, though!

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    2. umm how does hacked version hurt you? you seem really butt hurt over something that cant hurt your personal game experience. I think it's a great game and the most unique fan created game out there.

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    3. Hacking itself, when the developer approves it, is okay. HACKING WITHOUT PERMISSION, or CHEATING on the other hand are not okay at all.

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    4. I've learned a lot that will help with keeping PTD 2 more secure.

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    5. Sam:
      Hello!
      Maybe you can LET me hack PTD2 and I can tell you what you need to make more secure

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    6. Everyone has their own ways of having fun. Keeping the user entertained is the main priority, when it doesnt effect your game or how you play then you shouldnt be complaining because someone else enjoys the game a different way than you do

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    7. Did you quit playing the original Pokémon games when you learned about programs like Pokesav and the like, too? It's a game, and eventually any game that garners enough interest will be hacked, unless it's played entirely on a remote server at all times. It's a bit silly to expect there to not be cheating, and further, to let others' cheating affect your enjoyment of the game.

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    8. That's a bit harsh anonymous!

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  13. hi Sam well this is the last PTD 1 :( but ptd 2 will be grate :).
    what was a going to say was why don't you ask the craters of Pokemon for an expedition so they won't have a chance to shut down this awesome game but i thing you are making the right choice working on Project ANPO and HTD. btw will they be realest on iPod??
    as always good luck with the games :).

    once a fan always a fan
    Jav

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    1. Thanks Jav! I hope to release those games on the app store. If I can get them to run fast enough.

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  14. Sam, black screen contiues appear, when I beat lance... Please fix the bug....

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    1. Try to download version, also I will make it so you can skip that level pretty soon.

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    2. Thank you sam, for having fixed the black screen bug. :D

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  15. Sam, are we gonna get that thing to remove the hacking tag? We voted on it and then it just didnt happen...

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  16. The best game ever.
    I like so much PTD is a "super" game.
    Sorry for bad english, i not are english :X

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  17. Hi Sam, do pokemon towers have stats like they do in the pokemon games?

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    1. Yes, they also grow as you level and evolve like in the games.

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  18. hey sam i just want to know 2 things:

    1) when will you convert the dogs to their shiny version?

    2) when will we be able to spend our casino coins and snd coins on removing the hacked
    version tag.

    PS: you did a great job with PTD and i am sure your other games (especially PTD2) will be even better (if this is possible xD)!!!!!!!!

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    1. Sure.

      1. Soon I don't have a specific date, I have a lot to work on.
      2. Same as above.
      Thanks you so much :)

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    2. well done i love my shiny dogs, especially because they were very hard to get for me without any snd coin (i have 5 of them and 2 shiny mews^^)

      now do you think you will manage the removing of the HV tag. i traded my shiny mew for a hacked dog and now i want to unhack it ;)

      thank you so much for giving us an awsome game like this

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    3. well done with converting the dogs!!!! do you think it will be possible to add the remove hacked version tag at next?


      By the way: all people speak about LEGENDARY DOGS, but this is wrong. In real the dogs are LEGENDARY CATS
      SUICUNE = CHEETAH
      ENTEI = LION (was mentioned in the 3. pokemon movie)
      RAIKOU = SMILODON (or also called SABER-TOOTHED CAT)

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  19. Sam, I have enjoyed playing your game since the level cap was 25 and I would spend hours trying to figure out how to pass Cerulean gym 1. I followed the most recent levels of the game through most of its development, but I found that by some of the later levels, the grinding just got to be too much for me. I was able to get past Cinnibar Island, but I didn't want to spend the time grinding to defeat Cinnibar Gym and beyond. I may return and try to complete the remaining levels someday, but I'm not sure if I will be doing so any time in the near future.

    With that unfortunate negative out of the way, I now move on to the positives. I want to congratulate you on a great game overall, Sam. You took two staples of commonly seen video games and successfully combined them in a truly unique way. I feel that both the positives and negatives listed in your post were spot on, and that makes me confident that you will do everything in your power to fix what you can in PTD2. I commend you, sir, and I hope that you are as straightforward and honest a person to those who know you real life as you are to these thousands of strangers who play and enjoy playing your game online. If that is true, all those around you are truly lucky to know you and to see you every day. I wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors, whether they include college, your online games, or simply life in general.

    -Jetfanno1

    P.S. Has anyone ever recognized you as Sam from PTD in real life without knowing you beforehand?

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    1. Jetfanno1, Thanks your words move me :) I think somebody recognized me in Programming class I bring my 3DS on sleep mode to class and my avatar says Sam & Dan Games, so he was like wait are you sam lol but we never meet in person. I also think somebody recognized me in a hallway but I was just passing by.

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    2. Haha.
      Love it! Even getting in a cheeky bit of advertising on your 3DS! Genius :P

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  20. Looking forward to PTD2!!

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  21. I like vession 0.9

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  22. Thirteenth! :3

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  23. So ... we wont have more challenges / achievments in PTD1?

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    1. Probably not, but you will have tons in PTD 2 :D

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  24. Well I have something for PTD2 that apparently everybody forgot about, including you. Quests! I'm pretty sure you remember what you said about them, but the last time I checked there was only one quest in the whole game. Don't forget this time!

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    1. Quest are good, I agree with you!

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    2. maybe you can add quests for the legendaries. they have to be really hard so that you have to deserve them( to get shiny birds was too easy -_- )

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  25. hey sam,

    first of all congratulation for finishing the PTD story. great work^^
    but i still have some questions:

    1) will you add other challenge levels in the next weeks? i think the last one was the grass gym.
    2) is there any way of getting shiny mew without snd coins? if there is a way i know it has to be hard to get.
    3) will there be an achievement for completing the pokedex? if yes will there be differences if you have all reg, all shiny or all shadow?
    4) what are your plans now on removing the hacked version tag? will it still be 500.000 casino coins or more? what do you think about the idea that the pokemon where you remove the tag turns into lvl 1. i think this would be the best thing you can do!!!!
    5) how are you?^^

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    1. 1)I added the remaining gym challenges in v1
      2)no, I don't think it would be fair for those who supported me
      3)Yes but it will come in the sequel
      4)that would kinda defeat the purpose of removing the tag I think. but it is still happening
      5)I'm good, excited for the future and the avengers!

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    2. thx for response, but:

      1) i didnt mean gym achievements for a shadow pokemon, i meant the levels in the challange mode and there the last level for me in v1 is the grass gym.
      2)i am ok with that, i already got 2 shiny mews^^
      3)do you mean in the sequel we have an achievement for completing the pokedex of ptd1 or do we need to complete the ptd2 pokedex?
      4)when you are ok with the hacked version and want to give players the possibility to level them up on the hacked version, then i dont understand why this pokemon get the hacked version tag. this would be useless if you are ok with it
      5)sounds great^^

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  26. My game not loads after i beat the last dragonite of lance what can i do >.<

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    1. Try using the download version, but soon I will add a way to skip the level.

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    2. I used donwloaded version only!!! D: what can I do?!?

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  27. Yay! Cannot wait for ANPO. Also, I have a question; For all the creatures that SnDGames designs, will Bill and Kevin be drawing them or new artists you have not hired yet?

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    1. They will be helping with the concept design :)

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  28. Congrats on a good final product, PLZPLZ fix the hackers using cheat engines they're ruining the very point of the game! I wouldn't mind starting over again if it meant no-one can cheat it would really make a difference.

    Seriously though, have you talked to any PKMN developers? I'm sure some of them, might be interested...

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    1. I think a lot of people would hate the idea of starting over. I haven't talked to them.

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    2. starting over again is a very bad idea, just go on with HTD, ANPO and PTD2. hacking always exist in games or anywhere else, but im sure PTD2 will be a lot more secure. that the hacks goes public has also a good point. sam knows about them and can fix them. at the beginning there were so much hacks using cheat engine (shiny hack, unlimited waves, level hack,.....) and i think most of them are fixed now.

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  29. Thanks, Sam. I love this game. You worked really hard on it, and you have thousands and thousands of fans. =D

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  30. what does casino coins are

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    1. you can buy casino only pokemon, an avatar and random shadow pokemon

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  31. dogs aren't shiny and no purification of hacked version yet

    what went wrong: SnD coins

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    1. working on those, SnD Coins make the game possible. Without them there is no game :(

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    2. will you add other ways to get snd coins, for example about 1.000.000 casino coins for 1 snd, 3.000.000 for 5, 5.000.000 for 10?

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  32. So PTD is still V0.9, so its still in alpha/beta phase. Will der ever be a final release? Perhaps you should do some polishing of the older lvls so the whole game goes a bit more smoothly without hours and hours of grinding for new players.
    Also the cost of shinies in the store should be updated to their actual worth.

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    1. v1 is out now, I don't really plan to go back to the game to modify it that much. I like to see it the way I made it originally even with its flaws.

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  33. Sam,can you answer my email about that I want to translate PTD?(I saw the question in the FAQ and all levels are done now).My email is simonnils98@hotmail.com.(I hope that you will answer this now since you even told me to contact you...)

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  34. any luck with fixing the black screen bug?

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    1. Not sure, I would say try a different browser or try the downloaded version. The bug is not really a programming one but one dealing with memory.

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  35. i got a story for a new ptd game contact me my email is dalimbangsuhaimie@yahoo.com and i got some few experience making games

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    1. I do have a story in mind but I wouldn't mind hearing your ideas, toss me an email :)

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  36. Congratulations sam, ptd's been an amazing game and i hope you're proud of it - you definitely should be. i think taking more time to make the game more like how you want it to be could be a great idea, though ptd has definitely been a lot of fun as is. am also super impressed that you've managed to do this around uni, hope that still works out well ! thanks

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    1. Thank you, I am proud of it. I almost don't want to go back to it, I feel like George Lucas (Star wars) doing that too much.

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  37. Sam are you working on the elite 4 black screen glitch? I want to see the ending so bad it feels like a cliffhanger.

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    1. Try the downloaded version if not I'm adding a way to skip the level pretty soon.

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  38. crap im late
    great final updated and this game has become something extraordinary and amazing and finally magnificent.

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  39. Hi Sam, i want to thank you for the game, you give us a very good game :)

    I have some questions:
    1)Will you add the feature to remove the tag "hacked version"???
    2)Will you add old avatars at game corner, it's a part of the game and i want to beat the game completely.
    3)I read previous post(until now) and someone asked you if you will add a achievement for the dex???

    I asked because you said that you will add them, i don't want to press you, you are the boss and you will decide but they are things that i really would like to see them.

    Thanks again for the game, i'm waitting to see what you can do for HTD now :P

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    1. 1) Yes soon
      2) Yes soon
      3) Yes in the sequel

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  40. Hey Sam,

    I thought you were going to make all the dogs that we "adopted" become shiny.
    Mine are still normal

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  41. It's been great following all of this for a year and a half all the ups and all the downs. But you did it Sam you have a full 100% done flash game great job man!!!!

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    1. Wooohooo! I big weight has been lifted :)

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  42. Sam you should fix some mistakes ingame as a minimal update

    it still says onixx in pewter gym (or sth like that)
    and there was another on vermilion city


    anyway, i will ask for some advice here: where should i train my pkm to lvl 100 cause i've been leveling till i got to 67 and then got bored and played the whole game like that. The last levels were not imposible but i barely beat them so i just can't beat the elite 4

    put speed X8! or X16 or i dunno.... X100

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    1. The levels where you can get the legendary birds should be your best bet.

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  43. Maybe instead of jumping straight into PTD2, you should work on PTD some more and completely finish it and get more challenges and such in, just tune it up, so people will be content that PTD was properly finished instead of rushed and that a lot of good stuff got left out.

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    1. I think people would rather have me work on the sequel especially since there aren't that many more rewards to give out in PTD 1.

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    2. Same person typing this btw.

      Well I agree about most of the stuff being done, but you said you had dissapointments in PTD that you wanted to fix for the sequel. Well use the original PTD to Beta Test them before moving forward, so that way time is not wasted. At the very least, I would tone done the amount of grinding needed in PTD 1 and fix all remaining bugs, that way the game can be considered complete.

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    3. I think being able to remove the hacked tag will help people level up faster in the hacked version and then remove the tag.

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  44. sam
    i'm sad to see the game end can't wait for PTD 2 my only problem is the black screen if you don't find a fix by the end of the week can you get us pass it some how
    please help my comupter can't get my it even with nothing open and chache clear and I really wna tot play champion level

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    1. Try the downloaded version but I will work on something that will let you skip the level.

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    2. k i'll try and if that dosen't works thx in advance

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  45. Sam I tried contacting you for about 2 weeks now about my avatar problem via email and twitter, but I got not reply D:

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    1. Working on it, I have a decent amount of emails waiting

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  46. I agree with Anonymous from May 3, 2012 12:35 AM. Achievements for completing the Pokedex would be a good way to let latecomers take advantage of lapsed mystery gifts. Since Missigno. is the final Mystery gift, it would be cool to make shiny and shadow Missigno. the prizes for completing the shiny and shadow Pokedexes respectively. Normal could possibly be normal Victini?

    While all of the above mentioned Pokemon are positively proliferate on the trade section now, the market's going to have to clear eventually, and people who join up for PTD2 might get left out in the cold.

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    1. Right, the achievement for completing the dex should be something unique that people that do have those old mystery gifts will want. The sequel of the game will give out this prize.

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    2. yes but make it so you can get a gift if you have mixed like regular reward if you have entire pokedex but only shiny veliplume/himonlee

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  47. Sam I commend you on everything you have done with ptd. I was around from almost the beginning and I remember winning one of your early contests for a shiny starter when they were rare as hell. I was one of the 5 people to beat Mt Moon 1 which made me so happy at the time. Thank you for everything you have done for this community and good luck with all of your other games that you decide to make!

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  48. First of all, CONGRATULATION! It's been a long journey, but it was worth it. I cannot even imagine how much time I have spent playing PTD, and I am thankful to have such a game. I have confidence that your new games will be incredible. I can't wait.

    Quick question: Are you going to add shiny Mewtwo to the Adoption Center?

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      I will be adding him shortly, thanks for reminding me :)

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    2. hey ! you've added shiny mewtwo to the adoption center and called him mewthree ? Is this an intended joke ? I suppose this name will not show inside the game ?

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    3. Gosh, I hope that it doesn't show. THAT would be creepy and slightly ironic.

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  49. Sam,
    This is the best game I ever played. I play it since there were only 10 levels,every week I was looking forward to the next update.
    And now I am looking forward to PTD2. Thank you for everything.

    (sorry for bad english)
    Greetings from Holland

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  50. hey sam one thing i want to know, i made myself a second account, because i had to much pokemon on the first. is there a possibility to transfer my avatars to my new account? i remember that you said you want to add avatar trading.

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  51. The legendary birds are still uncatchable with hacked pokemon

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  52. Added a way to skip the Elite 4 Level if you are having the black screen error, you can find it on the Pokemon Center page.

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  53. sam i think special mode is a great idea and take your time quality is better than quantity good luck with all your projects and look forward to all your other games

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  54. Thanks Sam for all those weeks of fun !! Looking forward to PTD2... and for the low cost reg dogs :p

    can we hope for the second before the first ?

    M.G.

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  55. All I want for PTD2 is better graphics for the menus and better attack animations :)


    Thanks for all the fun, Sam. I still remember when the level cap was 10.

    Now I will look forward to play HTD, PTD2 and ANPO.

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  56. your is A-MA-ZING!!!!!!!!
    PS: I am brazilian

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  57. Being able to skip every level is a good idea.

    At the start it isn't a problem because any gamer will find it easy, but now it's gotten really hard, skipping any hard level will save me wasting time.

    Would you implement a cheat mode where certain things can be unlocked with passwords?

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  58. I dunno if you got my last comment, but I ran into THE UNSTOPPABLE.....GROUNDON! He's hard to beat, especially when he attacks me. If I can beat Groudon I'm onto the epilogue! So basically I'm progressing and randomly hitting obstacles. Now Groudon is what's blocking me; Horn Drill nor Perish Song works on him or any of the other pokemon. I need help ASAP or I'll never make it to the end! (emphasis on ASAP)

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  59. hey sam i have a one pokemon tower defance namebut i cant get in it

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  60. Sam could you possibly add in the other abilities you never got to? It would help a lot, as the game isn't exactly complete until abilities are filled in

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    1. Sam said that some abilities, such as Pick Up, would not be implemented until PTD 2.

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  61. What about agatha? Agatha is part of the 1st gen elite four... not koga! Koga is part of 2nd elite four.

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  62. Hey sam,

    I've been recently searching for a shiny mewtwo at the unknown dungeon level. The catch rate for a shiny pokemon is 0.125 (1 in 800). And I noticed that each wave has 7 pokemon per wave (meaning 280 pokemon per lvl). So ptd players should find a shiny pokemon every 3-4 levels. But the problem is I've gone 10 levels without finding even one. So I was wondering if you could make the appearence more realistic???

    Thanks

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  63. Sam, love your game. I hope you enjoy working on the sequel, I eagerly await it!

    Might do some fanart when I have the time, I'll tell you when I'm done.

    -Cataclyptic

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  64. Could you add move deleter? I didn't have to beat he Pokemon league! Yay!

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  65. Hey Sam, congrats on ptd, loved the game and am excited for ptd2

    By the way with this whole tag hack thing could you add a rule of no converting a shiny mew because there is a cheat on getting one and I paid good money for one so I don't think it would fair!!!

    Thanks, and thanks again for everything, I know it has been hard!!!

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  66. well sam your game is AWESOME


    i have a question
    will you add the old mystery gift avatars on avatar store?
    i want them

    Thanks

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  67. no update on rare candy on the pokemart how sad ive been waiting for that update T^T

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  68. sam i have a quick question

    where is the downloaded version i want to see it

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  69. Sam,
    Never mind my last comment, I completed PTD!!!!
    Can you add something like a champion tag after the name of the players who defeated champion when someone visit their acc? it would be a pleasure for me and all champions.
    Special Thanks for making this wonderful game,
    your biggest fan
    Himanshu (Acc name - Himanshu_NNC)

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  70. about the only thing i could really ask for is that you make pikachu easier to catch................!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. If you've beaten Viridian Gym, then you shouldn't complain. ;)

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  71. hi Sam

    on the avatar store the Halloween avatars are on list 5, but what happened with the avatar list 1-4?

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  72. can you create a script if it see cheat engine or any hack progams anf if the click save and say you are suspected of hacking?

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  73. Hey Sam sorry for asking you this again it's because my local internet was down two days and I didn't get a chance to see my reply for April 17th.
    How often can you get SnD coins in the rare prize daily gift, I know it says 0.1% but how often do you really get it and if you can extend the chance of getting an SnD coin I even beat the latest level in time and please tell me if it's actually possible to get 10 or 20 SnD coins. Beacause I have found out how to use the pokemon centre last year in October and ever since then I have only gotten 1 SnD coin which was about a month ago. Could you please try to fix the bug if it's a bug. Thanks a HEAP for replying. P.S Ablolutely great job man, love the game.

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    1. You can get it as many times as you live. Just once every 24 hours. It's just a pretty low rate. Your lucky to have gotten one. Lots of people haven't gotten one yet. It is actually possibly to get 10 or 20 SnD Coins, I myself have gotten 10 SnD Coins. He doesn't want to raise the chance because it's his source of income.

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  74. May the 4th be with you from the guy about the SnD coins. P.S as in Star Wars day.

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  75. Missingno. MasterMay 4, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Hey, Sam, will there be more levels set up like the Champion level in PTD2? That is, set up like a more traditional Pokémon battle? Because I loved that. I really, really did.

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  76. You did not repair the bug that make the screen black after elite 4

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    1. Check the pokemon Trade Center. There s a button to fix that.

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  77. Sam i love the champ fight please do more like that in PTD2

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  78. what didnt work: Daily Gift prizes. They need to bee more varied. The old one was better

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  79. Need more space in the Unknown Dungeon. When at 100% zoom, the Pokemon are hidden behind the buttons and hard to reach

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    1. then don't be on 100% zoom sheesh

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    2. Missingno. MasterMay 5, 2012 at 11:15 AM

      Oh, yes. Definitely. And at any zoom level, when the Pokémon start appearing, some of them have their health bars off the screen.

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  80. hey sam i emailed u about my problem with my dogs all 3 of them dissapeared please help me out i emailed u 3 times about it i see u were busy but i feel u have slightly not busy atm cause ptd 1 is done so can u check it out for me thanks u rck as alwasy cant wait for ptd 2

    Ur biggest fan PirateKingLuffy

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  81. hay Sam what i noticed is that you can get missingno. (by mystery gift) shadow missingno. (by game corner) but how do you get shiny missingno.?

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  82. THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!! please keep on updatin

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  83. what happen of getting hacked version of the lengendary trio

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  84. hey, this game's not done yet! we still can't catch lapras!

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    1. Yeah you can, it's just at a see rate. At Route 12 :P

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  85. For some reason I can't play PTD. No matter what site. I play here and it won't show up. I sometimes play the hacked version, but I don't hack the game itself. I remember having more than 1,000 pokemon, if that helps.

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    1. Actually, the game does show up, but I can't play it. I do have internet. If it gets a response, the game won't load.

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  86. Oh My God! I just got to the ending of the Champion level! Love it! Fantastic ending :D
    I'm going to play that level so many times now :P

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  87. you said that you were going to change the daily gift and game corner prizes can you do that

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  88. Hey Sam and Dan you guys should really make DTD because it sounds really cool and its kinda the same as pokemon

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    1. i dont share your opinion, digimon is nothing near. concentrate on ptd and your own games^^

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  89. oh yeah, when will magmar be able to learn thunderpunch?

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  90. Sam I thought the ending to the Champion level was hysterical and I sang to it...very clever and thanks for all the hard work!

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  91. hey sam!can U make zapdos easier 2 kill cause i cant kill it even with all my pokemons in lvl 100 man

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    1. Youtube it :P Choose different pokemon also :P I used 6 level 30 Charmeleons and beat it.

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  92. Lol love the song in champ level Sam PLEASE work on ANPO i need my pet dragon

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  93. i think a big flaw was in kogas gym when the muk was truly unbetable the thing i like about ptd is that it was that right level of hardness that i can beat each level and if i truly cant i can just out level it but i have 70s 80s and even some 90s and still cant beat it

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  94. I have been playing the game since the start (V.3.1.something. 4 was it?) You rock! I congratulate you on the completion of Pokemon Tower Defense! I am looking forward to PTD2.
    By the way, it is Agatha in Gen 1, not Koga ¬_¬
    Still, it's the best flash game I've played in a while! Keep it up!

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  95. You can now remove your pokemon's hacked tag in the pokemon center. I increased the price for removing all tags based on your feedback!

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    1. Thank you so much Sam, i never liked the hacked version, but since you decided to give us the possibility to remove this freaking tags, i was able to do some good trades for me. the only pokemon i dont have at the moment is shadow mewtwo!!! yes,yes,yes,yes

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  96. yo sam

    random idea... assuming you put night and day into ptd 2 you should make it so if eevee evolves at night it becomes umbreon and if it evolves during the day it becomes espeon. kinda hard to think of a way to use the 'how much it likes you mechanic' without making things way more complicated than necessary

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  97. you should make an option where it will automatically level up your Pokemon because when im playing the hacked version and im playing on 4x it annoying to have to click them over and over

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  98. This game is awesome! SAdly, I can't play it. :(

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