Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Weekly Progress 10/16: New Mystery Gift, Story Level, Creature Universe: Pick your side! Light vs Dark!

Want to get the Shiny Starters? Shiny Zorua? 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!

Welcome back guys and gals! Another week to see the evolution of Sam and Dan games has arrived. Sorry about wait for the blog but better late than never. This week I'm pretty excited about what is coming. We will have a new mystery gift, new story level that will actually have a story to it! (Finally! I know right!) I will finish up the 1v1 changes and a few more things. This week I have to meet with the photographer for my wedding and I have class on Wednesday so instead of packing up the week and then not being able to deliver I'm keeping it short but with meaningful content. So let's get into more detail about this update and then talk a little bit about Creature Universe.


New Mystery Gift
For the first Mystery Gift we made a poll to figure out which Pokemon you guys wanted to have and as we all know Zorua won. This week we will have a new poll! The choices will be: Riolu, Axew, Sandile, or Klink. You will have a couple of days to vote so I have enough time to add it to the game.

New Story Level
We will finally head to Cherrygrove City but all is not well. There is a report that the Legendary Birds have been spotted but they are causing havoc! I'm pretty excited about this level since it develops the story a little more.  

Small Level Cap Increase to 12
Increasing the level cap a bit, note that the new level won't require you to be at level 12 to beat the game will be balanced properly for what level you should be at that point. The level will make use of the effective level mechanic that will temporarily delevel your pokemon on that level but they can still earn experience for their actual level and keep their moves and evolutions. 

Saving your pokemon's position in storage and party
Right now when you move people around in your party or storage that information is not saved when you log back in. This update will now save that position information and hopefully fix the bug that will give your pokemon the wrong moves.

Better Map UI
Making the Map UI look more like the Battle UI and having information like the current time of the game.   

Weekly Progress:
Okay so lets look at the list that I have for this week! Keep checking back as I work on these to see my progress and cheer me on.

Alpha v1.22.1: Released! Evolution Bug Fixes
  • Fixed showing the wrong graphic if the pokemon that is following you evolves
  • Fixed pokemon evolving not getting saved properly
Alpha v1.22: Released! Have questions about Effective Leveling? Check the FAQ.
  • New Story Level -  Panic at Cherrygrove City 
    • New Map Cherrygrove City
      • Rip Sprites
      • Create Map Objects and Hitboxes
      • Create Map Layout
    • New Characters
      • Rip Sprites
      • Create Character Object
    • Intro
      • Movie Scene
      • NPC Character Dialog Changes
    • Level Layout
      • Background
      • Spots
    • Level Waves
      • Set up pokemon
      • Pokemon Graphics
      • Pokemon Attacks
      • Arrangements and timing
    • Ending
      • Movie Scene
      • NPC Character Dialog Changes
      • Cherrygrove NPCs
      • Cherrygrove Interactive Objects
      • Add new pokemon to trading search and request
  • Level cap to 12
  • New Mystery Gift
    • Pokemon Graphics
    • Pokemon Stats
    • New Attacks
      • Endure
      • Counter
      • Force Palm
    • New Abilities
      • Steadfast
      • Inner Focus
      • Prankster 
    • Add to Pokemon Center Trading Search and Request 
    • Change Link and Graphic
    • Change Server Code  
Creature Universe: Pick your side! Light vs Dark!
A couple of weeks ago in our development team meeting we talked about how your character can make choices. These choices would have a big impact on the world around you. Would you keep thing in order or would you bring things into chaos? We talked about it a lot and many ideas came out of it. So I want to talk a bit about it. In previous blogs we talked about the Neutral, Light and Dark types. These are creature types but they also represent three sides that you can take in the game. There will be two organizations in the game that are after something and they both go about it in two separate ways. If you mostly only help one of them you will join their side. If you help both out pretty equally you will stay Neutral. Which side you join will also determine a few other things. Some creatures when they reach an evolution might evolve in 3 different directions either neutral, light or dark. It totally depends on how your character is aligned. Also some evolution will only happen if you are really deep into Dark or Light. So some creatures will be out of reach if you don't go fully into one alignment. Keep in mind that if you are Light aligned you can still have Dark creatures. There are only a few exceptions.

Another thing that I wanted to mention is that Light or Dark neither of them are evil. They are both after something and they both have evil people inside of their organizations that you will have to stop. So don't think okay Light = good and Dark = evil.

As you progress with that organization you might even make it to the top and become its leader!

So that is all we have for this week. Keep checking back, subscribe to our twitter, leave us a comment. Let me know what you think!

458 comments:

  1. Sam, in creature universe you said: "So some pokemon will be out of reach if you don't go fully into one alignment." I think you mean creatures right? Because I don't think you plan on adding pokemon to the game XD

    - gogogogo99

    ReplyDelete
  2. Replies
    1. Who's been playing star wars the old republic Sam?

      Delete
  3. Haha I'm excited, especially for creature universe. We all already know and love pokemon, but the way your bringing up this new idea, ( and so far seems really good). I love it :D

    Story time: Once upon a time there was a...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Im so happy that I have a chance to be in a dark organization. That's one thing I disliked about the pokemon games, I couldn't join the enemy groups.

    ReplyDelete
  5. You said some pokemon will be out of reach in your creature universe post. XD

    Glad to se some story. Keep up the good work.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Light & Dark types will b either super effective/ not very effective/ normally effective on each other to balance the different choices(this way they might end up being somewhat similar 2 neutral) or the 3 choices may b say easy mode/ medium mode/ difficult mode. Had light=good & dark=evil then v might b able 2 play as team rocket(the games never allowed us 2 do so).

    ReplyDelete
  7. Dark won't be "evil", both light and dark will have evil parts to it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Both light and dark will have evil parts to them, it will be up to you if you do evil or not

    ReplyDelete
  9. Do you think to implement happines soon if Riolu wins the poll?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Can't wait 4 Light, Dark and Neutral!!! Oh ya and, 11th!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yeah, that doesn't help assuage my fears that Creature Universe will basically be pokemon.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Deino
    Ten Question marks
    pikablue
    Spiky-eared pichu
    Shiny pichu
    ZigZagoon
    Skarmory
    poochyenah


    are all pokemon i was thinking of

    ReplyDelete
  13. Axew would be great.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I will have to implement it somehow for him to keep track at least

    ReplyDelete
  15. sam Congratulations on your wedding I hope you will be happy with your wife.

    ReplyDelete
  16. hey sam, i have some questions, i also asked on the last blog.

    1) it is about catching shinies. i read that the chance of finding a shiny is the same as in ptd1, but i think it is harder to find them. first you have to find the pokemon in the map, then the time is an important thing. some pokemon only appear at night, some at morning. it is just frustrating to play hours and hours without a shiny appear. maybe you can think about raising the chance a bit of finding a shiny or you give us other ways to get them. maybe you can give us the chance of earning snd coins. i know that snd coins shouldnt be given away in a mass. i thought about two possibilities. 1. exchange casino coins for snd coins (1.000.000 cc = 1snd coin --> you need at least 10 days to get one coin). another idea is that you can exchange shinies you catch and dont want for snd coins (maybe you get half the coins as they would cost if you buy them). i also hope on some shiny quests in ptd2. you can also think about a possibilitie to give the chance of breeding shinys. if one pokemon is shiny (ditto, if its in the game). the chance of breeding a shiny is higher. if both pokemon are shiny the chance increases again. important is that nor everyone of us has the possibilitie to buy the coins and as i say it is frustrating if you play hours and hours without a result. i hope you think about this. maybe you also have other ideas of helping us with that ;)

    2) the next question is, when will we be able to transfer our pokemon from
    ptd1 to ptd2. i remember you said earlier you need the fourth badged or
    so. but cant you make it earlier happen. you could make it so that it
    isnt possible to use pokemon over the existing level cap. maybe they
    wouldnt follow your order, or fall asleep, etc.. this way you can give
    the badges also sense (if you raise the level cap after gym fights).

    3) the last thing is about the achievement for completing the pokedex in
    ptd1. when will we get this achievement and will it be different ones
    (normal, shiny, shadow) or do we need to get all of them?

    so what do you think? im sure that your decisions will be good for all, like your games. ptd and ptd2 are awesome and im sure creature universe will be too ;)

    ReplyDelete
  17. i kinda feel these mystery gift Pokemon shouldn't be here :x i mean should do one related to this generations not the curent black/white version of pokemon but if i gotta choose its Riolu since he's only one that different Axew is a reskin Tyntiar klinkreminds me of maneton sandile is intresting but not as kool as Riolu :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. OH MY ARCEUS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE PICK KLINK NOT RIOLU KLINK KLINK KLIIIIINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. What's wrong with ptd 1? All it's showing is a white screen. And don't tell me to empty the cache and delete all the internet memories because I tried that and it still doesnt work!!!! AND PTD 2 works just fine

    ReplyDelete
  20. Can you have starter pokemon from other regions be a mystery gift soon?

    ReplyDelete
  21. What personalities do you have to have to be light? What about dark?

    ReplyDelete
  22. Sam something is wrong with my ptd 2 game. After you go into route 29, the story dosent progress. I find no trainer in trouble and i cant get into cherry grove city. Please help

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sam, I can't get into cherrygrove city yet. What's happening???

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lance Christian-EdwardOctober 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    I have 1 Shiny and 2 Shadow. I do agree though, it is a bit frustrating.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Lance Christian-EdwardOctober 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    A little bunny named fu-fu

    ReplyDelete
  26. Excuse me, but the correct is "side you are (You're) on". And yes, that will happen. Though I don't know if with all of them or just a few. I prefer it to be just a few.

    ReplyDelete
  27. It might end up that way because it will be easier. All those new features for creature universe seem like it will take a while. But I guess so will the ptd2 story line.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I was thinking of joining the Dark side because evil characters are always more interesting ( their thoughts and ideology ). But since Dark doesn't mean evil, I would like to know where will the deepness of the game be centered (I loooooved what you did to Mewthree). Anxious to know what will be our causes!!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. When PTD loads, the screen is blank, when PTD2 loads you see the gen. 2 starter pokemon race. It takes a while to load.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Dang Sam, your thoughts for ANPO are just like how my thoughts are for the book I'm writing in that light is not necessarily good and dark is not necessarily evil. I wholeheartedly approve and love what you're doing with ANPO right now since it reminds me of Fable which was a pretty good game.

    ReplyDelete
  31. That is the update that he is working on this week. You will have to just be patient. I understand the suspense and frustration that you might be feeling, but it is all worth the wait.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Cherrygrove city is not out yet. It is this update. The trainer is supposed to be there. She is running up and down near some trees. Look around.

    ReplyDelete
  33. As I type this, Riolu has 61% of the vote. What is with you guys and small dogs?

    ReplyDelete
  34. How about a value that depends on levels made by the capture and/or number of battles made by that pokemon and/or number of ingame days from when we catch it? It could be not complicated (maybe) and will be very similar to the main game happiness

    ReplyDelete
  35. So Light and Dark will be like team magma and aqua? Misguided ideals that they're using unorthodox methods to achieve? Yet this time we can join one of them? Seems pretty cool, except, please make sure to allow 3 stories so we can experience going after light/neutral/darkness rather than only having one and missing out on the rest.
    Also, if PTD Generations is a semi-direct sequel to PTD, then shouldn't the 3 legendary birds already have been caught?

    ReplyDelete
  36. Sam,did u like my idea?

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hey everyone! Lets all get dressed up as our favorite pokemon and crash Sam's wedding with a big banner that says- "Congratulations to the Otero couple! P.S.- PTD and PTD2 rocks!"
    Lol. Just kidding. Wish you two a meaningful life in the years to come.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Oh, THANK YOU! Someone understands the need for a Antagonist-based game!


    "Come on! Join Team Rocket"


    "Yes"


    "Ahaha! Stop lying! Join Team Rocket!"


    "Please, I'm not lying. I want to be part of Team Rocket."


    "Ahaha! Stop lying! Join Team Rocket!"



    "Ok, seriously! I want to join you! Please!"


    "Ahaha! Stop lying! Join Team Rocket!"



    "I WANT TO HELP YOU TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!"

    ReplyDelete
  39. I figured Riolu would get the most votes, but picked Klink because out of all of them Klink would be the first to have electric type attacks.

    ReplyDelete
  40. i think the side your on should change the appearance of your creatures

    ReplyDelete
  41. Creature's Universe is sounding really cool

    ReplyDelete
  42. Sounds familiar in many pokemon games. I remember having a similar situation it Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Ok, but what are the places you go to dark and the places you go to get light?

    ReplyDelete
  44. So essentially you want shinies to be less special. I think the problem is that we think we're entitled to shiny pokemon. I for one played through all the handheld games through Diamond (multiple times) and only ever found two shiny pokemon. And believe me, they were special. I do agree that it might be slightly more difficult to catch shinies in PTD 2 than PTD 1 because it takes more time and you can't just afk while hoards come through, but I think it's better to make shiny pokemon more special, feel like more of a reward. After all, they are completely unnecessary. And you can always trade shinies for shinies, so you don't necessarily need SND coins to do that.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Your name times nine equals Arcanine!!! Yay, another dog.

    ReplyDelete
  46. that were poisonous to humans.

    ReplyDelete
  47. that was coincidently burned

    ReplyDelete
  48. Hey, Sam, I'm thinking you might want to leave some of the more stereotypically popular Pokemon (Zorua, Riolu, etc.) off of polls like these, because stuff like Klink will never see the light of day otherwise. Seriously, people, I'm begging you to vote for Klink! I want Klink, damn it, I want Klink so freaking badly!!!

    ReplyDelete
  49. so one day he wanted to go on an adventure

    ReplyDelete
  50. Well I sure as heck want riolu. I want spicky eared pichu raelly badly too.

    ReplyDelete
  51. the point of putting the popular ones on there is because more people like it...... so more people are going to want it to be the mystery gift......

    ReplyDelete
  52. Whats so good about Klink?

    ReplyDelete
  53. Aura Sphere Riolu LoverOctober 16, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Hey Sam can you make a new mystery gift for PTD1 and on PTD2 can you if the mystery gift is riolu can you make it the aura sphere riolu? cause if you do I will be so glad and if you do I will tell all my friends how awesome u are.

    ReplyDelete
  54. so will skarmory still be able to be catchable in the game????

    ReplyDelete
  55. Hey Sam, love PTD 2 so far! When will you remove the blaring red "Work in progress" thing out of story mode? Haha sorry but it like crazy bothers me!

    ReplyDelete
  56. i completely agree

    ReplyDelete
  57. congratulations sam on your wedding

    ReplyDelete
  58. Sam could you have a poll out of these guys for the next mystery gift?
    Eevee
    Lavaitar
    Deino
    Bagon
    Gligar


    Also, I have an idea for a new mode. Have you ever played pokemon rumble (specifically rumble blast)? Well it is a pokemon game with a lot of combat. It's your game not mine though.


    Also happy wedding!

    ReplyDelete
  59. sam when do you think you will have the new story level out Also i caught a shadow pidgey but it wasnt in my pokepad today when i was looking for it so i could train it } :

    ReplyDelete
  60. skarmory is limited to silver edition so when it does get added u can catch it on silver version :)

    ReplyDelete
  61. and let all humans enjoy his poisonous cake.

    ReplyDelete
  62. If you can name ten ways kink is better than rioulu, I'll vote for klink.

    ReplyDelete
  63. i have an AWESOME suggestion for PTD and PTD2, when you click on any of your pokemon they let out there call! you know, the sound they make? or mabye, while fighting, it doesn't just show there (as in, both the enemy and your guys) health as a bar, it has it as if, lets say, your pokemon has 240 health and it got hurt, it would show 240/200

    ReplyDelete
  64. cherrygrove city is next week

    ReplyDelete
  65. 'Once upon a time there was a weird..." (continue the story plot :D)

    ReplyDelete
  66. OH! MY LOVE FOR HAXORUS AND LUARIO...i pick...........Riolu...we shall meet again, Axew... :(

    anyways, more story! yay! I can never beat the 1v1 level where a guy has like, 2 lv12 Geodudes.

    ReplyDelete
  67. 1: Two heads are better than one.


    2: Two signature moves vs. Lucario only having 1.
    3: Not overrated like Riolu.
    4: Design is ingenious yet so simple.
    5: Better choice for Violet Gym than Riolu.
    6: Given the nature of PTD2, its abilities of Plus and Minus would make it very beneficial to use multiple Klink in a battle- Special Attack boosts all around.
    7: Compatible with Hyper Beam without needing to evolve. 8: Friendship is needed to evolve Riolu, and that's bound to be at least close to how tedious it can be in the games, whereas Klink evolves by the reliable and familiar method of getting to a certain level.
    8: Clear Body access prevents stat reduction (a common thing in this game), something Riolu and Lucario cannot boast.
    9: No having to try and get the gender you'd prefer, as it has no gender.
    10: Resists Normal, Flying, and Grass moves, three of the most common attack types currently in the game.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Spiky-eared Pichu ALL the WAY....................

    ReplyDelete
  69. Skarmory will be in the game eventually

    ReplyDelete
  70. The only shinies i ever in the handheld games were ponyta,tentacool, wingull,krichetune, and i saw a shiny sneasal but i killed it );

    ReplyDelete
  71. Sam have anyy idea when the next update coming out

    ReplyDelete
  72. The moral of the story is: no matter how cute a bunny may be, never it eats cakes.

    ReplyDelete
  73. I think the light dark name should change to red and blue, because light does seem quite "good" in my opinion

    ReplyDelete
  74. Shiny Meowth(computer trainer's), Shiny Gloom (Safari Zone[Ran 1rst turn]), Shiny Gyarados(Gold&Heartgold scripted Red Gyarados), Shiny Electrode(Selfdestruct 1rst turn), Shiny Lairon(Roar 2nd turn). I'm cursed.

    ReplyDelete
  75. hey how come everytime i post a comment its in the end part of the comments section.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Hey Sam can you possibly add an "I do not want" option to the trading options because I put up a few Zorua trades and had to take them all down and restructure them in a way that doesn't quite portray my wants because someone gave me a Shadow Pidgey (that I didn't want) and the system automatically approved the trade.
    *Reads sentence 15 of CU News* So how different is CU gonna be from Pokemon again?_?

    ReplyDelete
  77. I was just about to comment on that. XD

    ReplyDelete
  78. It was rather obvious that most people would pick the 'legendary' Pokémon (despite many people thinking so, Riolu isn't a legendary Pokémon)... The same thing happened with the last mystery gift poll...

    ReplyDelete
  79. tofu patty. it was weird cus it was alive

    ReplyDelete
  80. i completely aggree

    ReplyDelete
  81. Well, I'll be happy to fill anonymous' shoes and tell you how i disagree.
    1. Until they disagree that is.
    2. Good point, but sig. moves aren't everything.
    3. That's because it shouldn't be overrated ; it doesn't deserve it.
    4. Ingenious- I don't think so. Lucario looks much better.
    5. That's just one gym. Lucario is useful for Goldenrod City, Olivine City, and Mahogany Town.
    6. That will only help in certain occasions - what if the pokemon you are battling has good S.D.?
    7. Hyper Beam probably won't be a T.M. for a long time; by then, Riolu would be able to evolve.
    8*1. Because it evolves by friendship, level caps will be much less a worry.
    8*2. Good point- but so far this is only very useful in 1vs1.
    9. The mystery gift gives you both genders and you know that very well.
    10. Lucario resists normal and grass too, and Lucario is part fighting type, one of the best offensive types- even better with stab and part steel type, one of the best defensive types in the game.


    There 10 reasons to disagree with your 10 reasons.


    And here are Lucario's advantages:


    1. He can learn many different types of moves level-up, 7 to be exact, 6 damaging ones.
    2. He has really useful moves like swords dance, heal pulse, me first, counter and calm mind.
    3. He's just pure awesomeness!


    And remember, I really really want spiky-eared Pichu so you're not the only one who's unhappy.

    ReplyDelete
  82. no thank you, dont write in all caps.

    ReplyDelete
  83. the first is a really good idea, only it would make the moves have that short cooldown, but I certainly am with you.

    ReplyDelete
  84. Riolu- 62% - come on people, lets make it 99%!

    ReplyDelete
  85. Sam, one last desperate plead ( :) ), can you please add spiky eared pichu to the next M.G. poll?
    spiky eared pichu, not just pichu,
    or wait!
    Ukelele Pichu pleaaaaase Sam?
    Or maybe even, add both!
    Who wants spiky eared or ukelele pichu?!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Me, I want both! :)

    ReplyDelete
  87. Where's the poll I want to vote Sandile.

    ReplyDelete
  88. technically PTD isn't pokemon in a traditional sense. It just takes the structure of pokemon and sets it to a different genre of game. Personally if Creature Universe were just like PTD but with all original creatures I'd be pretty pleased with it. It seems like Sam has a good grasp on what it takes to make a good game, have some faith man. Borrowing from the greats only means that his foundation will be more sound.

    ReplyDelete
  89. Traditionally the things that affect happiness are: Having the Pokemon in your party, giving it vitamins, Leveling it up, Feeding it berries it likes, holding certain held items, being caught in a luxury ball and getting massages. Also your pokemon can lose happiness by being fed herbs and allowing it to feint a lot . It's also an invisible stat that can only be determined by speaking to certain NPC's, by using moves like Return or Frustration.

    ReplyDelete
  90. click discussion. then click newest. It is probably set to best, which means people would have to vote yours up to be on the top.

    ReplyDelete
  91. One for Gold one for Silver? =D

    ReplyDelete
  92. I had a couple ideas for PTD2. First off would be a way to make it Day/Night faster. Allow players to go to their bed and rest for X amount of hours in an Elder Scrolls Fashion. That way if I want to go hunt for Hoothoot I can simply rest for 12 hours and go hunting, rather than have to stand around in game waiting for night time to hit. Also I'd like to see an in-game watch on the overworld map UI somewhere. Also are shadow pokemon exclusive to night and shiny pokemon exclusive to day? Wouldn't that make it impossible to get shiny night-time pokemon like hoothoot, or vice versa?

    ReplyDelete
  93. Wow!!! =O Great idea Sam and congrats on you're wedding
    Any way what you doing is really amazing actually I've been day dreaming about it half my life!!! (the other half i spend on other things like games, movies, Music, stories, like Power Rangers, Naruto, Prototype, Devil may cry, and many other things And well of course my normal life) I've been combining many different games and movies and might I suggest the player to actually fight along with they're Pokemon or combine them somehow cus the game kinda seem like " Don't be afraid guys WE can do this TOGETHER And it was like ("just standing there"Player: use this attack use that and that and those and Blah blah blab bloy -_- Then the Pokemons do all the work. And... you know it just seems unfair cus the benefits of the pokemons given by their trainers seems lower than the benefits from the pokemons PLUS the trainers gets to go home to they're families and friends and fall in love on their own and make decisions like where to go, who to fight and their also the ones who receives the money The trophies Mostly And all they did is SHOUT!!! at them... Its so unfair


    but i guess that's how life works in the Real World so might i suggest maybe when all the pokemons or creature is down the enemy gets to attack the player i mean that would make sense and maybe you should allow death on the game so that players would have to start over again then that means they would require such items like Sands of time or revive or just be a zombie and take you're revenge etc...


    i hope you like it

    ReplyDelete
  94. also pretty useful for earning money

    ReplyDelete
  95. hey sam, is it possible to find shinies in the zai level (morning mostly, im looking for hoppip^^), or can you only catch the two shadows at day and night in this level?

    ReplyDelete
  96. you dont need to answer just found a shiny in this level^^

    ReplyDelete
  97. hey, I know how fun correcting people can be but I wasn't talking to you, I was talking to Sam.

    ReplyDelete
  98. Rather allow six stories...good & bad paths of the three stories...

    ReplyDelete
  99. You can find shadow pokemon during the day helping Zai, but in the deep forest they are exclusive to night. Shiny pokemon can be found any time. I agree on the faster day/night thing, and I think Sam has agreed on previous posts that something needs to be done in that regard.

    ReplyDelete
  100. Do you think people who like the night are evil? It's much the same with light vs dark. People who enjoy shadows, stealth, night, aren't necessarily evil, nor are those who prefer day and light necessarily good. Exactly what attributes Sam gives to each of light and dark are unspecified, but it's not hard to see how it could work (example from pokemon, dark types were not evil).

    ReplyDelete
  101. first i dont want shinys to be less special, but there should be a fair chance to catch all in the game. also you cant compare a tower defence game with the games for the gameboy and nintendo ds. i know that in the "real" games it is nearly impossible to find a shiny (i found about 6 in the games) but catching shinies in ptd and ptd2 is an elemental part. after all this game is at the beginning and in the making. you play the levels now for like 5 minutes (i exxagerate a little bit^^) and then you have to wait one week for the next update and new stuff. so what to do? about the thing with the snd coins. i dont wanted to say, that everybody should get as much snd coins as he want in the game. if i meant that, than youre right and shinys would not be special anymore. i also dont want thet!!! that people buy snd coins is good and helps the game to stay alive(!!!), but i think most people here are very young and dont have the possibilitie to buy them. i think it would be fair to let them earn some coins. there shouldnt be so much coins that you can get every pokemon you want, but at least some. and like i said its frustrating to play the game over and over again for hours. and not finding a single shiny. oh you are right you can trade for shinys, but i saw on the avatar chat that people are offering shiny dogs or other legends for new shinies like hoothoot or sentret. and this shinys are "common" ones. so how should i trade for them? in my opinion there should be more shiny quests in the game (like the voltorb quest in ptd1). they should be hard, but not impossible. if you think they are unneccesary, its your opinion, but i think its a very important in the game. ptd wouldnt be the same, if shinys would be as rare as in the "real" games. and like i said you cant compare them.

    ReplyDelete
  102. By definition of special, you want them to be less special. If shinies are harder to find they are worth more. That's just straight up economics. What you are essentially arguing is that you think shinies are worth too much. And the games, while incomparable, are not irrelevant, because Sam takes a lot from them. Case in point, Sam decided to take the shiny rate from the games. Now if you want to talk about changing other things (e.g., the number of pokemon in waves) which affect how fast you can find shinies, that is one thing. Changing the actual chances of finding a shiny is very relevant to the original game.


    Second, I completely disagree that shinies are necessary to the game. If you think your time is wasted waiting and expect to be entertained by a game that is barely started, then simply come back in a few months. I promise there are plenty of worthwhile things to do with your life between now and then, and PTD 2 will be much farther along. Being involved in the process is much more about giving feedback for the game and being involved in its development, which I think is exciting, rather than being entertained. At least for me, shinies are just a bonus.


    I also never said that there shouldn't be shiny quests, but the shinies you get from them are worth a lot less, people won't trade the legendary dogs for quest shinies. Again, simple economics, the harder it is to get something desirable, the more people will give for it. Shiny quests are awesome, but again, they are only a bonus and not the point of the game.


    Look, all I'm saying is that shiny pokemon are cool, but we shouldn't be obsessed with them. Nor should we expect to invest hours upon hours in a game that has only a few levels out. I think that is a ridiculous waste of time. If you want to do that, go ahead, but that's not the point of the game, and there is no reason you should expect a reward for playing an unfinished game for hours upon hours. It's unfinished.

    ReplyDelete
  103. POKEMON TOWER DEFENSE 2 RULESOctober 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    COME ON SAM I BELIEVE IN YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  104. and made out of cheese?

    ReplyDelete
  105. Are the blog updates for the updates that will be released next week or the updates that have just been released that day (like for PTD 1). I read the blog and go looking for the updates but can't find them

    ReplyDelete
  106. nothing compared to tacos

    ReplyDelete
  107. They explain what he is working on for PTD2 and Creature Universe. Under weekly progress, you can find what he is currently working on. If it says something like Alpha v1.22 Out now. Then the updates underneath are already out if something like Alpha v1.22 progress list then no. Underneath you can see how far all the items are ready to be put in the game.

    ReplyDelete
  108. A new game that Sam & Dan and crew are working on that is in the early planning stages and so it does not have a beginning of a story already out like PTD2. If you are wondering what it is going to be like, check out previous blogs.

    ReplyDelete
  109. 1. Unfortunately those heads cannot think, unlike Lucario's.
    2. Have you seen Lucario's movepool? Who cares about amount of signature moves?
    3. Because Riolu is better.4. I'll bet Gamefreak spent a lot of time designing that thing.5. Lucario is better in the long run.6. Klinklang is a physical Pokemon.7. Yeah, Hyper Beam at level 57. Riolu would evolve around level 20, way before Klink8. Ok... but Klinklang's stats are too low to be of any use.9. We want to have different genders.10. Lucario resists way more.

    ReplyDelete
  110. and lived in salted pikle under a tree

    ReplyDelete
  111. Sam how is there a lot of people who vote but less that comment? but the next one when riolu is done can the votes be shadow starters, shiny starters,or a shiny hoothoot?

    ReplyDelete
  112. why do people choose klink? RIOLU IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  113. Sam will the legends move or stay still in the game?

    ReplyDelete
  114. Sam, for the next mystery gift (if you make another poll) can you put in options pokemons that can generate a little of suspence? We don't need to vote to know that riolu is the next mystery gift. So for the next poll, add pokemon that are in the same "popular-level", or with rival pokemon like zangoose-seviper, Plusle-Minun, Gothita-Solosis, etc...

    ReplyDelete
  115. not sure yet, would be fun to make them move

    ReplyDelete
  116. what the howme said :)

    ReplyDelete
  117. tacos are pretty amazing

    ReplyDelete
  118. :) there was a bug that if you found a shiny you would be suspected of hacking but its fixed now :)

    ReplyDelete
  119. each year someones was forced to visit it...

    ReplyDelete
  120. can you add new pkmn to the adopt list?

    ReplyDelete
  121. I went back to the earlier updates and saw a lot of great suggestions but some of them were not seen or read so here are some i would like re-suggest: (1.)be able to command your pokemon where to go by clicking (2.) seeing your pokemon slowly change, grow, evolve, or mutate every level or as time pass and have birthdays and families of their own (3.) be able to make apricorn ball and allowing it to have a chance to capture a pokemon without the need to wait for it to go red before u can capture it (4.) instead of switching the scenario every time you battle a pokemon why not use the UI map instead so that you can have a battle like Joey and Maruto did or when Joey caught pikachu sammy in ptd 1 (5,) Allowing the Pokemon to block, counter, or dodge some attacks and seeing the pokemon to actually fight, jump get tossed all over the place after taking hits (6.) Now for the TD like feature how about when youn enter the route 29 and fight one of the pokemons there the other pokemons nearby will fight you to aid their friend. when the fight begins the pokemon following you will automatically go infront of you to defend you and when the other pokemons try to help out you can start putting your pokemons on the sides just like a Td game and that would make it even more realistic (7.) Now are here are my own suggestions to make shadows and shinies even more special why not make the shadow pokemons more realistic and have features like growing as time pass be able to make some fatal injuries like broken bones, spitting blood, bruises, and having some wounds and also having their own place where they live (8.) Having personalities like not following instruction/ commands and breaks out of the pokeballs sometimes like wabaffet in the movie with team rocket and seeing them slowly grow get hungry and more chances of having food like berries and get tired and sleepy and get angry sometime and can make their own decisions (9.) As for the shinies how about making them more magical and quite unrealistic and having features like when using some dangerous attacks and not fatally injure the reciver of the attack or the enemy and the ability to re-evolve to its previous evolution .and etc.......

    ReplyDelete
  122. this can also be applied to creature uni verse TD

    ReplyDelete
  123. Sam, when are you going to implement trainer specialization?

    ReplyDelete
  124. Could not have said it better myself! We've even had discussions among the staff about the game being "too pokémon", but I always insist that the only thing PTD borrows - aside from designs - is the type chart, both of which we've already remedied. Really, PTD itself will be the only thing the two franchises will have in common.

    ReplyDelete
  125. I voted for Sandile. To hell with the rest!

    ReplyDelete
  126. Oh yeah, Sam when are you going to put in some shadow moves?
    How are you going to determine what Shadow moves the pokemon can learn anyhow?

    ReplyDelete
  127. i only ignored it imagining like it was not there,you should try it.

    ReplyDelete
  128. I have a list of questions for you sam(and could you reply me back).


    1.could you add achievements in the game?
    2.can you add multiplayer with modes in multiplayer called "PvP","Defend the candy" and "retrieve the candy"?
    3.will silver ever come back?
    4.could you add a new move called vine grabber
    5.can some of the choices for the next mystery gift poll be piplup,chimchar,bwisel and murkrow?

    ReplyDelete
  129. Best wishes Sam, hope you two have the best of lives.
    Best wishes again, from the other side of Earth.

    ReplyDelete
  130. Sam what are RIP sprites

    ReplyDelete
  131. Sprites that Rest In Peace. Just kidding. It is probably sprites that he gets from other sources so that he can put it in the game.

    ReplyDelete
  132. It would be AMAZING we have Haxorus in my team, but sadly rioulu wins, so Sam, I ask you, coul you make Axeu next week?

    ReplyDelete
  133. Just my opinion, as you made the HM and TM no longer cost money, could you make HM and TM achievement of the game like surf in PTD1? You know if everyone gets awesome moves like icebeam and Hyperbeam at the beginning, it will be too easy to begin.

    Also I don't like the idea that releasing a pokemon gives you 100 pokedollars as this sounds like hunting and selling pokemon.

    Thank you Sam for making such an awesome game!

    ReplyDelete
  134. Jonathan UnderwoodOctober 18, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Hi my profile on mozilla ment nothing because i went to google crome in hope getting zorua but when i did everything that i did on mozilla wasnt on google crome the 1vs1 data was all gone i had all the lvls betten and 1500 coins and i had 2 accounts on story and on google crome it wasnt there and i had to start a new one because when i looked at pokemon center on google crome it didnt have any of the zorua i typed the code in from mozilla and i have the code but you dont want us to post it so i wont and i luckily had time to put it in but i want to know can you fix this because all that work on 1vs1 i really dont want to lose i dont really mind losing my shadows as much as all that work i put into getting those coins so please fix this cause i dont know what happen.

    ReplyDelete
  135. Exactly as Howme said I think. "Rip" is a verb, not an acronym, so Sam is saying that he needs to rip the sprites from the games, i.e., take the images from the games to use in PTD 2.

    ReplyDelete
  136. and the winner for next mystey gift is riolu!!!

    ReplyDelete
  137. just curious but would and auto level up option be cool?
    cause i think it'd be usful

    ReplyDelete
  138. I made a comment regarding move combinations in "New Features and Critical Bugs!" and my suggestion of move combination was over shadowed by my suggestion of how to implement it..all thanks to my and Jordan's(sorry abt that) arguments and ur reply was "Like Jordan said...CUTD"(comment removed). I just want to know your pros and cons of implementing move combinations in PTD 2 independent of my suggestion of "How" to implement it.

    ReplyDelete
  139. Too many games... ;)

    ReplyDelete
  140. BEST MYSTERY GIFT OPTIONS..........................................
    WhiteHand


    ............................................................
    GHOST
    http://images.wikia.com/creepypasta/images/d/d3/Pokemon_Ghost.png

    .................................................................
    Buried Alive
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3317/5844861511_3a059b998d.jpg

    ..................................................

    ReplyDelete
  141. those aren't that good

    ReplyDelete
  142. XD will there be a taco mystery gift?

    ReplyDelete
  143. Please Sam, tell me, do you have something in mind for the Casino Coins in Pokemon Center???
    will they be useless? can we have some ptd Generations shadows with them?

    ReplyDelete
  144. i have some questions for you sam
    1.will the level cap be 100 at the end of the game again?
    2.will ptd 2 have a criminal team?
    3.will ptd 2 let you catch latios and latias?
    4.when will survival mode be out for ptd 2?
    5.will their be rare candies to use on story mode?
    these are all story mod e questions :]

    ReplyDelete
  145. no they're not, survival mode -_-

    ReplyDelete
  146. I think that Missing No. could have form changes like the ghost. (Going to Pewter Museum and looking at the specific fossils that it transforms into. Kinda like Deoxys) (BTW how will you make form changes, Sam?) Buried Alive isn't a real pokemon and won't be included. Ever.

    ReplyDelete
  147. I think that (as long as this isn't too much work for Sam) we should be able to find the TM's like in the game.

    ReplyDelete
  148. You wouldn't be able to have Haxorus until the level cap is raised to 48, and I'm sure Sam will include Axew after that. I do get what you are saying. Haxorus is a really cool pokemon and is very powerful.

    ReplyDelete
  149. In Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness and Pokemon Colosseum each shadow pokemon has certain moves. It will be interesting in deciding how Gen IV and V pokemon will learn shadow moves, as these two games were introduced in Gen III (I'm sorry if Colosseum is in Gen II, I just think it is gen II).

    ReplyDelete
  150. Yeah, I feel that some kind of system should be introduced so more popular pokemon such as Riolu shouldn't have such advantage over the other. The rivals would be good.

    ReplyDelete
  151. Nah! Tacos in pokemon games would be too weird. Taco Bell, however, WOULD BE AMAZING!

    ReplyDelete
  152. I know for sure Gale of darkness is gen lll so it doesn't really matter

    ReplyDelete
  153. Never thought of that. Each town has its own fast food joint. Maybe we will see a Best Buy and fix your home computer (in the game)

    ReplyDelete
  154. not yet but it is problably gonna be made soon

    ReplyDelete
  155. sorry replied to the wrong person, yeah survival mode is not part of story mode but its still one of my questions

    ReplyDelete
  156. Good idea, go to Taco Bell, Feed your poke a taco, boost the happiness level by 10 points (like if agree)

    ReplyDelete
  157. New update looks good, just wondering if you would be able to add ways to tell the ingame time in ways other than in battle. For example, the time would show in the pokepad or map.

    ReplyDelete
  158. yes this is coming in the Map UI upgrades

    ReplyDelete
  159. 1. yes
    2. yes
    3. yes
    4. don't know, once I finish a lot of other stuff
    5. yes

    ReplyDelete
  160. I'll try to figure something out with them

    ReplyDelete
  161. cons would be that it isn't in pokemon so some people are turned off by adding a lot of things that are not in pokemon, also it takes a long time to code it. Also you have to think of how you present it to the user. Having something easy to understand is sometimes pretty hard.

    ReplyDelete
  162. that is already in :)

    ReplyDelete
  163. the refund for releasing is probably just for 1v1, I do agree that TM/HM should be found/unlocked.

    ReplyDelete
  164. It means Rest In Peace! Nah just means what Jordan and The Howme said :)

    ReplyDelete
  165. 1. yes
    2. yes but it will be a whileeee
    3. yes
    4. lol what?
    5. I might make a poll about it :)

    ReplyDelete
  166. will they be a one time use, or once u find it u can use it a bunch of times?

    ReplyDelete
  167. soon! I'm glad you remembered!

    ReplyDelete
  168. Good suggestions! Very creative but very hard to implement :)

    ReplyDelete
  169. Gen 3. I was thinking more along the lines of pokemon that never were Shadow at all or had a Shadow in their evolution line like Eevee. Pokemon like a Shadow Pidgey can be related to the Shadow Pigeotto and thus have its move pool based off Shadow Pidgeotto's. I Suppose Sam could just make the vast majority of Shadow moves available to a pokemon based on the progress through the game and the Evolutionary stage of the pokemon(S.Pidgey: Shadow Blitz -> S.Pidgeotto Shadow Rush -> S.Pidgeot Shadow End), but he would still have to be careful that Pokemon weren't learning moves they shouldn't like a Shadow Bulbasur learning Shadow Freeze.

    ReplyDelete
  170. how about the gen. 5 starters? for the next poll?

    ReplyDelete
  171. K. Thanks 4 d reply. Seeing u implement pokemon behaviors was the reason for telling u 2 introduce move combinations 2 nywez I'll think of new ideas that are comparatively easy to implement:-)

    ReplyDelete
  172. The survival mode idea sounds great if you ask me. Maybe consider adding it after you get the level cap to 100 and/or get story mode done. Give us a big chunk of challenges and reward us for completion of such tasks. Give us some really hard ones too so that the ones here who want a big challenge have something to strive for. Maybe have challenges rated by a difficulty level and give us rewards based upon said difficulty.
    Reward ideas: special avatars, shiny/shadow pokemon, legendaries, maybe even impossible pokemon (I am referring to things that pokemon games have had but you could never get legitimately like a female Mr. mime).
    Challenge ideas: defeat x waves without losing any candy, survive x waves, survive x waves using pokemon that all share a single common type among them, or use pokemon with level x or less and survive x waves, or even combinations of that.
    Giving survival mode would give this game something more than a simple shiny hunt for replay value. Although, I'm not saying that the shiny hunt isn't part of the fun, I just think that it would be nice to have options for this.

    ReplyDelete
  173. Sam i can't get on avatar chat. So why can't I get on

    ReplyDelete