LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

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    Default LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    Hello Everynyan! Welcome to the thirty-sixth installment in the Lost Tower Forum's new weekly series of polls!

    Centered around the Pokemon series of video games, these polls will be based on the various different aspects of the popular video game franchise. Every Monday, a Video Games staff member will post a new poll that'll remained stickied up on top of the forum. Suggestions for polls and questions can be sent to Joshawott or Zeb and they could possibly used for new polls (credit will be given, of course).

    With that out of the way, here is the poll: Do you prefer breakable TMs? . Pokémon Black and White introduced the idea of TMs being unbreakable, just like HMs - changing a mechanic that had been around since Red and Green. Do you like this change, or do you wish we could return to the old days of one-use TMs?

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    No. I would hardly ever use non-replenishable TMs because I always feared that I would be wasting them, so now that they have unlimited uses, it's really made giving Pokemon the right moves a lot easier.

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    No, I do not. In my opinion, it doesn't make the game any less challenging. It's actually much more convenient. Just as technology in real life continues to evolve, the technology of the games should evolve, too. It's probably not mentioned anywhere, but I like to imagine that, in the in-game universe, they finally found a way to create TMs that could be used more than once.

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    No, it'll only have my Pokemon use poor movesets w/o the use of TMs.

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    Are you kidding? Unbroken TMs were the best thing added itemwise in B/W.

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    It's very convenient! :) I always feel regret when I use a TM for some reason.


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    No, unbreakable TMs are just plain amazing. They don't dumb down the games' difficulty, they're just added convenience and there is a difference. I believe too many people confuse making things more convenient as dumbing the gameplay down.

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    Hell no! Unlimited Blizzard, Thunder and Fireblast rules!

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    Yeah, with now how "global" the pokémon games are, giving players such arbitrary restrictions simply doesn't work with the game's involvement anymore.

    It also allows for B2W2 to have different TMs, as they can't be traded either. That will be interesting. (If they bother with it, of course.)

    I'd still like to see the moveset system revamped, though. Particularly, the HM system became unnecesarialy inconvenient since Gen II, and finally completely obsolete.


    It also encourages creativity and usage of rarer movesets, which is a perfectly fine trade for the theoretical "difficulty" (read: tediousity) breakable TMs supposed.
    It also makes the TM itself more important. While you still buy many of them in BW, they are essentially rare skills now and perfect prizes to have hidden in the game.

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    No, no no, and no. When TMs were breakable, I would never or rarely use them, just because I was a hoarder like that.

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    Yes. I can say,
    NOOOOOOOOO!

    Srsly, breakable TM is worse than infinite TM.

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    No, no, no. When TMs were breakable, I was scared to waste even the worst ones, but now I experiment with movesets far more often, which makes the game more fun, and that's what we play video games for, right?

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    HELLLLLLLLLLLL NO. Unbreakble TMs were the best thing added in Pokémon since Wifi battles and the GTS.
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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    They're incredibly convenient, they actually give you some reward for beating gyms and aren't exactly cheap to buy from stores, glad they're now unbreakable.

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    Default Re: LT Weekly Poll #36 Do you prefer breakable TMs?

    NOOO!!! The TMs being unbreakable had been the best thing they ever did. Heck, it was so hard when I had to hold on to a TM and end up never using it. But in BW, I could use TMs whenever I wanted, and it also helped me pick the best moves for each pokemon.

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