And another year has passed...
On 2012 we've passed by a series of changes in pokémon, most notably the quick rise of Black 2 and White 2, the long expected sequels to Black and White. With this thing and many others, it's impossible for anyone of us not to have a word to say about pokémon this year. Which were the changes on your perception and experience? Were they good or bad? What do you expect for 2013? I know there are many different and existing answers to this thread, and that's a clear evidence of how vast is the world of pokémon, and of how much it has changed in another year.
So, here remains the main question: What has changed in pokémon for YOU, and in which way could the year in which the world didn't end be (if it is) a year to remember?
Now for me: yes, the first half of 2012 was indeed a very important period for pokémon to me: On Pearl (the only game in which you may say I'm actually trying to catch 'em all) I started off with 242 caught, I think, and then with the help of things like many trades and the beggining of the use of the dual-slot mode (with a loaned game; I have nothing for GBA), by July I reached the 300 mark. Why not more? I just have one DS, and with my age, there are a very few people willing to trade. This at the same time that my old device started freezing with a MUCH bigger frequence, specialy after my grandma accidentaly dropped it D:. Well, but meanwhile I just couldn't wait for the release of B2W2, something that could be noticed by the fact that I was always seeking for news about that. And eventualy they came out, and I bought White 2. The problem was... the freezes! At the first days it was scary, but I could still play in a normal way. Then, the freezes vanished for some days! I was very happy, when suddenly... it started freezing with a legendary frequence! And I just had got to the part when you reach Opelucid City with 6 badges! Finaly, I concluded that my DS was completely unplayable (unless I wanted to do something really simple, like picking up a mystery gift). From that time on, my pokémon fun was forbidden... by my own DS! And I don't feel convincing my parents to let me buy another one (with my money) like an easy task.
Well, this was anyway a very important year for me, full of other things that I didn't refer, like the fact that I accidentaly discovered the GB Sounds glitch, and the events (I can't forget the Arceus givaway at PGL!). So, I give a 4 on the poll to 2012, and for this year I am expecting (or can't expect for) buying a 3DS and restoring my pokémon gameplay (I hope my old DS will have enought HP for transferring the wifi info), and in case such thing happens (it MUST happen!), I will be one of the people to be most excited by an eventual announcement of a RSE remake (recently I've been reading rumors about a surprise happening on the 8th...), without stopping my support to the RBY re-remakes!
Well, waiting for your replies, and happy new year!