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    Content

    1. A Word From Your Editor(‘s)
    2. Announcements and News
    3. Trading Section
    4. Comics
    5. URPG Quiz
    6. Ground Article
    7. Featured Gym Leader Interview Q&A
    8. Story Of The Week
    9. Roleplayer Of The Week
    10. Pokemon Of The Week Article
    11. Closing Comment



    A Word From Your Editor(s)
    By Gmandiddy

    It is my great misfortune to announce that Alaska will not be present with us today. The local police found out about her cellar and what went down in there, and she has been sent away. How long you ask? Only time will tell.

    Now that’s over, I would like to say thank you to everyone who currently worked or is still working at the URPG Times, this project couldn’t have been done without you. *sob*


    Announcements and News
    By Gmandiddy

    URPG is running a bit slow lately since the aftermath of the leaks; however there have been some events happening over this past two weeks.

    New Referees and Graders

    Congratulations to Buoysel. and SLC04 for become a temporary referees, earning a week’s licence. Hopefully they have improved on their skills and ready to prove the testers they are capable of become a referee.
    Congratulations also must go to Frozen Chaos who has become the latest person to join the army of graders. Be sure to ask her to grade your stories, I am sure she doesn’t bite.

    National Park Capture Contest

    The event is over and the results are up. If you haven’t already noticed, the winner of the first Capture Contest was our man Buoysel. harrowingly beating Dog of Helsing to first. Third place was shared between Sky Lark and Kai-Mei. Also, if you took part in the event or even was stalking the threads, be sure to give some feedback on how the event went in this thread.

    Open Gyms

    Are you the next Sabrina? Or do you want to become the next Brock? Well currently there are a lot of gyms that need leaders. We these are the current gyms that are open:

    Pewter, Safron, Fuschia, Eterna, Hearthome, Castelia, Kumquat

    If you want to be the next Gym leader, sign up here.

    Winter Writing Competition

    That’s right, if you are a hardcore lover of reading, the Winter Writing Competition is reaching towards the finals. If you want to earn yourself some money by voting, you have a couple of hours before the time is up.

    ShoutOut Box

    @Bumblebee

    Can you stop harassing all the community members, namely the Xalis because they feel threated by his authority.

    From Xali

    Trading Section

    By Gmandiddy

    Do you have any unwanted Pokemon, or are you looking for this certain Pokemon really badly, well maybe these people might have it.

    AmericanTreeFrog: Looking for a Water Pokemon, will trade Zoroark

    Gmandiddy: Trading Whimsicott, looking for Non-Mart Pokemon.

    Bumblebee: Is currently trading these Pokemon:

    (Won’t trade for a Mart)

    Marowak, Male - Earthquake, Fire Punch, Iron Tail, Stone Edge, Swords Dance

    (Willing to trade for Marts)

    Dewgong, M - No TMs
    Beautifly, F - No TMs
    Pikachu, F - Hidden Power (Grass)
    Mothim, M - No TMs
    Ledian, F - No TMs
    Araidos, F - No TMs
    Wormadam, F - No TMs
    Dustox, F - No TMs
    Glaceon, F - Hidden Power (Psychic)
    Magmortar, M - No TMs
    Electivire, M - No TMs
    Serperior, M - No TMs DW Ability
    Mismagius, F - Will-o-Wisp, Calm Mind, Substitute, Aerial Ace, Thunder, Toxic
    Butterfree, F - No TMs
    Walrein, F - Brine
    Zebstrika, M - No TMs
    Lileep, M - No TMs

    Comics

    Each week, besides the submissions from our employees for the Comics section of the URPG Times, we also welcome submissions from the community! Remember, qw pay $1,500 for each submission usually. The amount paid might be adjusted accordingly based on your comic and permanent employees will be paid slightly higher. You don't have to be a professional as well; the only criteria is for it to be funny! PM comic submissions to Alaskapigeon or Gmandiddy.


    Somebody Fix It by Alaskapidgeon

    Article on Contests
    By Donyor

    Probably not the most visited section of URPG, like the games, but still an important part of it. Contests are great for those of us who don’t like fighting every minute, and for people who need something else to do but battle. There are two main types of contests:

    (R/S/E)(D/P/PT) Contests

    (R/S/E)(D/P/PT) Contests differ slightly depending on which you choose. But the basic layout is the same, so I’ll explain them both here.

    There are two sections to this type of contest. In the first section you are awarded points based on how high the attribute that matches the contest type is. There are five contest types (Cool, beauty, tough, cute, and smart) and so there is one attribute to go with each. This section doesn’t change depending on your type of contest

    In the second section you perform moves to gain points. Moves do different things in contests than they do in battles. In R/S/E contests each move gives two types of points. One type is called appeal points, these points work with your attribute score to determine what your final score for the contest is, and the other type is called jam points. Jam points subtract appeal points from others, giving you a higher chance of winning overall. You can also perform combinations to up your score. In D/P/Pt contests you only use appeal points. You also can’t perform combinations.

    In both types of contests each move has its own attribute. In an R/S/E contest using moves that match the type of the contest will raise the applause meter. If the applause meter reaches full that person gets extra points. You could also get +1 appeal point every time you use a move that matches the contests attribute. If you manage to be the person to fill the applause meter you get bonus appeal points. In D/P/Pt contests there three judges each with their own voltage meter (applause meter) if you fill a judges voltage meter you get bonus appeal points. Unfortunately in both contest types you can lower the voltage/applause meter by using opposite attribute moves. (You can see what type of moves are opposites here, about half way down the post. All the colored words).

    B/W Contests

    In B/W contests your goal is to knock out your opponent. But move attributes still play a part. Each move costs a certain amount of PP. If you run out of PP you forfeit the contest. Using moves that match the attribute of the contest will lower the PP of those moves. Using opposite moves raises the PP of those moves. Also each move earns you a certain number of appeal points. Look below at the link named “B/W Contest Moves."

    So there you have it, contest in a nutshell. Below are several links with more information about contests. The most important one is: All About Contests

    For more information about the mechanics of contests look at the Judging Encyclopedia
    Contest Move List (B/W)
    Contest Move List (D/P/Pt)
    Contest Move List (R/S/E)

    URPG Quiz Results
    By WebMaster

    Siless - 49/50 ($12250)
    Xali - 42/50 ($10500)
    DrStubbsberg - 42/50 ($10250)
    Ebail - 34/50 ($8500)
    WinterVines - 33/50 ($8250)
    Synthesis - 12/50 ($3000)

    You just don't seem to give up, do you? Where do you keep getting these quiz answers from? o_0 lol. I'm happy with the results tbh. Nobody got 100% but the average wasn't terrible.

    --------------------------------------

    Battle Scenario: Use Punishment (5 points if 1 turn, 3 points if 2-3 turns, 1 point if 4-5 turns, 0 points if 6 turns or more)

    Punishment was the move to focus on here. You could take a huge advantage of those stat boosts with it. It's kinda like an anti-stored power.

    Ref This: Whimsicott @ 40.12%; Gardevoir @ 38.52% (4 points max)

    I was checking to see if you were watching on whether endeavor or pain split would go first. Nice work guys

    Picture Time: Mikan Island (3 points)

    I'm surprised you didn't submit an entry SLC. I kinda picked this one for you ^_^

    Anime: Bayleef and Latias (2 points)

    Creepy isn't it? :s

    Video Games: The third, fifth, seventh, and ninth letter of your name. (3 points)

    Yeah. I learned most of the mechanics on that when I got curious about missingno. If you look around on the internet, there should be a full chart on these.

    Anime 2: Movie 5 (Pokemon Heroes) (3 points)

    Look in the trivia section for Movie 5 and you should find this interesting tidbit.

    Flavour: M1 Garand (3 points)

    Yep. She's holding an M1 Garand in that episode. Check the "Firearms in the Pokemon World" page on Bulbapedia for details

    Pokemon: Gallade (3 points)

    That thing learns a whopping 88 moves. Wonder if it will keep that title if they make a Gen VI. No doubt Chainy would get whatever he's missing XD. Also, this is for you.
    DUAL AS NUKEM GALLADE FOREVER!

    Flavour 2: Youngster Joey (3 points)

    Had to throw in an easy one. Glad you guys remember the beginning of the games.

    Video Games 2: Attack IV must be lower than the gender ratio. (3 points)

    If you put anything about a gender ratio or threshold, I took it.

    Math: 4654 (I'll take anything close to that) (5 points)

    If you had anything close to there (about 100 off or so), I'll take it. Otherwise, I started to take off points. Nice work on those who got full credit.

    URPG History: [Fair] and Ataro

    A lot of you put T17 and Kanga. I never saw anything where it said T17 was the new editor in chief or anything; I only saw that he posted the thread. I talked to others
    about Kanga and they believe he was only a regular editor.

    Stories: The Numbers Game by MaverickKaiser (3 points)

    The number, Mav…..what do they mean?

    Stories 2: From the awkward archives of Alex Vangze by DaRkUmBrEoN (18 mons)

    Dratini, Chansey, Growlithe, Wooper, Pidgey, Geodude, Caterpie, Pichu, Weedle, Hoothoot, Spinarak, Taillow, Oddish, Smoochum, Zubat, Shellder, Hoppip, and Elekid (5
    points)[/b]

    A lot of you put Monsters of the Machine before I clarified this. I saw the grade for this and was like "the heck?" Didn't know it was so simple to write grades back then.

    Pokemon 2: Donphan (3 points)

    Azuril does not count since I'm asking for Gen II Pokemon and it did not exist at that time. I saw Donphan in the movie and was like "what is that thing?" lol


    Well, that's all I have for now. Good luck with the next quiz. I'll try to be clearer on my questions next time.

    Interviews
    By MaverickKaiser

    Maverick: So, what do you think of the current URPG government

    LS: Hm... it's.. weird. There's too much newblood. It's changed so much over the past few years and I think it's just changed into something completely different
    than what it used to be. I just think they need more old people to be involved you know.

    Maverick: Interesting

    LS: Harry doesn’t count, he has barely been involved in the URPG before he took leadership.

    Maverick: But what old people are still involved that can actually make a difference? Juniors barely around and Pidge is gone half the time. WTP does his best I assume

    LS: Yeah, I know. I just think they either got fed up or decided to give up on URPG. Seeing as how it doesn’t look like anything’s going to change anytime soon. I
    just don’t see how like you’re in the URPG for a year and you are automatically a senior ref or whatever.

    Maverick: Well that's just Ash. He's...special

    LS: Well not even just Ash. Ash isn’t important to me at all; its just I leave for a few months and I come back then there's Chainreaction who I’ve never heard of is a mod. Everyone’s getting promoted. I’ve been around for 6 years and I'm in the same position. I’ve demoted, since I can’t ref anymore.

    Maverick: True that does seem a bit unfair. Do you think it's because those in power don't see you as competent enough?

    LS: It's because I'm a hassle, I never agree with the majority and I'm rude and mean (apparently). However I don’t do that because I think the majority of URPG’ers
    just nod and say "ok" to the "People in power" because they either think "oh they’re mod ok that means they’re the best" or they don’t care enough.

    Maverick: I know how you feel. Isn't it true that groups need diversity instead of conformity?

    LS: Er, they’re both good in a way. I just think that people need to actually give opinions on things rather than letting officials and mods take care of things. The reason why they never shared any information with us (at least my theory) is because they thought nobody cares, or that "they'll agree because why wouldn’t they"

    Maverick: I see. What about Pidge? Do you think he may have something to do with the leaks?

    LS: No clue, I doubt it. Pidge has always been involved in the URPG even when he was banned on pe2k. He was always there, he wouldn’t just spend all that time
    and then risk getting banned.

    Maverick: But didn't he say he wanted to destroy the URPG?

    LS: Link?

    Maverick: Well it was a Lifestream post. I can try and find it

    LS: I doubt leaking will destroy the URPG and Pidge is a joker

    Maverick: So how do you think Ketamine got the information from the staff boards?

    LS: Again, no clue. All I know about his banning.

    Maverick: Keta doesn't have access. So wouldn't either be WTP

    LS: Is that the mods say that they tried to tell him to stop and he didn’t

    Maverick: Or Pidge?

    LS: They have no records of ever confronting him, about the leaks. So his banning wasn’t justified and why would you pick those two names?

    Maverick: Due to the fact most of the mods aren't as social with TE as the older veterans. I'm not sure Junior had mod access

    LS: Both WTP and Pidge have been involved way too long to ever do something like that and I'm sure they'd pick someone other than TE to do the work.

    Maverick: But wouldn't they have some type of connection? Perhaps a chat room to do this in? As rumours go of course

    LS: Bro, we don’t just leak information from the URPG in SSO, we barely even talk about the URPG in SSO. So whatever theory you’re trying to bring up, TE said he
    doesn’t know who gave him the information and I believe him

    Maverick: So it's all under that one account

    LS: What account?

    Maverick: That link, something account, the one some people got messaged

    LS: I guess, I don’t know much about the whole actual "leaking" process especially since all TE did was leak 3 things that weren’t even that important

    Maverick: But why did TE do it to begin with?

    LS: Because its harmless? Everyone got so defensive about it though. I dont see why

    Maverick: Perhaps it was the fact he had gotten information from the Staff Boards? A board hidden for a reason?

    LS: From a source, why should he be punished for something that wasnt his fault. They banned TE to show that they did something about the leaks. Anyway you know my opinion on this, there’s two threads out there with my opinion. People can go read that

    Maverick: True but people would rather see this right? I mean this is your chance to rage against the machine/

    LS: I got a lot of shit for it in the past because it seems everyone always sides against me. So I don’t know. I haven’t brought up the topic in a few weeks now and
    I really don’t care anymore.

    Maverick: Ahhh

    LS: Yep, is there anything else?

    Maverick: Hmm not much else unless you have something to say to the masses?

    LS: Not really


    Story of the Week
    By Buoysel.

    This issue's Story of the Week is Dog of Hellsing's Rainbow Factory, which is, of course, a simply enthralling grimdark tale as per usual. The main reason for choosing this is because I really can't be bothered reading everything because I have currently fallen prey to some sort of lazy disease. It's a great story about a factory made out of rainbows... maybe. ;} You're going to have to read it to know exactly what it's about, and I heard that Jess is offering to lapdance anyone who is prepared to read it (for full details on what she'll offer for actually grading her story, you'll need to visit her website -- however, I can't link it here, as it's not, strictly speaking, a website that BMG would allow). I'm not going to describe the real contents of the story to you, though. That doesn't come under my job contract. I AM SIMPLY HERE TO AWARD AN INCONSEQUENTIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY. NOTHING ELSE. I'm also here to make strange comments that no-one finds funny anyway.

    So, congrats, Jess! Post to claim that 1,000 in money that I'm sure you love and need.

    Pokemon Of The Bi-Week
    By MaverickKaiser and SLC04

    It's that part of the URPG times again - POTBW! After the last issue was released, me and Alaska rolled for the next mon, and this is what came up:



    Usually, when a basic is rolled we evolve it for the purposes of the article. However, me and Mav thought it would be interesting to write a guide for Murkrow. However, even if you own a Honchkrow you can claim your 1000.

    How to Obtain One

    Murkrow isn't incredibly easy to capture, but it's not the most difficult of Pokémon to obtain. Of course, the first way I'm going to suggest is by story - you'll need a decent plot in addition to at least 10000 characters. On the other hand, you can encounter it amongst the other dark-, psychic-, and steel- types you can find in Meteor Valley. If any of these types tickle your fancy, I suggest buying a voice disc for a Murkrow and heading over to the park in search of one.

    Strategy

    Murkrow is a fantastic Pokemon and with the introduction of Black and White, it gained some new toys to bring to the field. It's most notable gain is the DW ability, Pranskter. Prankster gives +1 Priority to any non attacking move, so Reflect, Grasswhistle, even give Protect a bonus +1 as well just cause you can. This plays well with Murkrow and it can be a terror if not met correctly. Since Murkrow is a unevolved Pokemon, Evolite would be the standard equip item. Evolite boosts the defense and special defense of an unevolved Pokemon by 1.5x so it's good since Murkrow has a below average special defense. When it comes to extra moves, the more the better. Murkrow barely gets any useless moves and with a 283 Attack stat and 263 special, there's no limit to what you can't do with it. Daycare moves should be a main concern with Murkrow and get those out the way. Heat Wave and Fetherdance are good choices to start with. Icy Wind, Psychic and Shadow Ball would come next. Protect, Sub and Roost(Priority) should be next. Murkrow gets other moves so try out some and see what works for you.

    TM List

    Prankster [DWA]
    FeatherDance [DC]
    Heat Wave [DC]
    Toxic
    Shadow Ball
    Psychic
    Icy Wind
    Roost
    Substitute
    Protect

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    Closing Comments

    See you everyone, I’m going dancing.

    Last edited by -Apollo-; 15th March 2012 at 01:16 PM.

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    Claiming 1k for Honchkrow.

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    Claiming 1k for Loretta.


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    Claiming quiz monehs of $12250. Now to spend it all. Also, I have like none of these pokemon you choose for potbw.

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    Claiming my quiz money

    I obviously can't read. Claiming 1k cause I have a Honchkrow
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    Hehehehe, go and read it my pretties. READ IT AND LANGUISH IN YOUR FRANTIC NIGHTMARES...er I mean...um...I'll just take this money and go now ^__^'.

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    I'm assuming I get money for Murkrow. Yes.
    I speak four languages, help me practice please
    Hablas conmigo en español, por favor
    Vous parlez avec moi en français, s'il vous plaît
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    Claiming for Honchkrow,

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmandiddy View Post
    Stalk, stalk, stalkin your mom, stalkin your mom

    Also claiming my quiz money or whatever.
    From the PE2K URPG section.
    Yes I am a ref & yes, I made Soviet Bidoof

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    Claiming for my Krow

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    Claiming for Honchkrow
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    I get cash for my article, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donyor View Post
    I get cash for my article, right?
    Pay will be issued in the HQ Thread shortly.

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    SIX POTWS IN A ROW

    DANCE MY PRETTIES, DANCE

    Also, great comic alaska, I lol'd.
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    I realised I hadn't sent my quiz but it was too late. owell.

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