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    I think that if we want to integrate ourselves, the RPG is the best place to start. After all, are we not first and foremost and RPG? With our own sub-forum, it is easy to forget this. Places like War Room and RPGs are a good place to start. Also, I think that we should consider ourselves individuals outside of URPG.

    I, for instance, occasionally frequent the anime sub-forum, and do occasionally see you guys around here. It is good to have our own interests and be individual, and not hopping as a group from one sub-forum to the next.
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    If you want to integrate your self's, them maybe you should go an post in the Fun and Games section, It helped me get used to Bulbagarden when I first joined, and helped me get used to posting here. The chat threads are also good, and the conversational chat thread is one of the best. Mafia games are good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS the Door Mat View Post
    The URPG hits a low point almost every year. It's just the way it works. It'll recover eventually.


    Meanwhile, I'd like to ask all the "URPG heads" to think about what they've been doing lately.


    Oh and yeah, everyone knew that when pidge left that the URPG would fail. Pidge held us up and did everything. Nobody appreciated him and a group of bmgers even tried to rival against him secretly. xd


    You new generation of URPGers have caused Pidge to leave and have left us in this mess.

    fix it plz and ty
    Yes yes, you've come in, said something controversial, trolled etc etc, ultimately helped nothing and ultimately will help nothing.

    Oh, and wipe that brown smudge off your nose. Pidge wont like it if you're dirty.

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    I sat here, bored at work reading this thread start to finish. Not until I saw GliscorMan post did I realize something and decide to post. Were it not for him, I would have never come here. He participated in one of my WiFi tourney's. After we PMed a few times I decided to check it out. People who battle know too many mons that all have that 4 slot syndrome. There's plenty I use on a daily basis and have said damn I wish I could have added just that one more move for coverage. The URPG offers a unique twist on the games, and is very fun at the start.

    After my initial battles, that all took entirely too long, I lost interest trying to find a ref, find a battling partner and then get it completed in a timely manner. I also got entirely too busy with work so all of my gaming suffered, especially forum frequents. For the most part every has said there needs to be more activity, from all staff as well as members, new and old. In my opinion, there is ENTIRELY too much emphasis on the AIM aspect of the URPG. I sit and read through battles, ON THE FORUM. I like to see how people can get creative with their movesets. This is a forum "game" "section" whatever you want to call it, yet FFAs and larger tourneys are held by and for those sitting on AIM.

    Now I may have missed it, not known, what have you. I would love to participate in larger things, but on the forum. I do not have the time, during or after work to sit on AIM hoping for something to go on. A post somewhere stating "Hey, FFA this Thursday" would draw attention to it from those not on AIM. In the past month I've seen a bunch of new members join, I've gotten in some good battles, and read through some others. There are people wanting to be part of it. There are new people trying to grasp the concepts and newness of the URPG. They all started by joining on the forums, keep them interested in the forum.

    A forum tourney with set mons, pick 3 out of 8/10, 2k buy in. Something like that. People don't participate, there is a one week to get your match in or you're disqualified. Hell I'll set everything up for it. For those that think you need a 6v6 or it's not a real match, go find my Terrible Twos or Menage a Trois tourneys. There's plenty of strategy in those instead of counter my counter with your counters counter until rocks have taken their toll on every mon and priority attacks take over.

    I was not here from the beginning. I do not care who hates who, who likes who, who thinks they are better than thou. Look OUTSIDE the box you all have put yourself in. There's plenty of ways to bump activity, or there's plenty of ways to point fingers. Stop crying about what was, look at what is and what can be. This is a forum community, treat it as such.
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    I wrote this last night, then decided not to hit post. Then I saw @Captain Dude; 's Battles Exhibition post and decided I should. Now if only I had the mons to compete.

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    In my opinion, there is ENTIRELY too much emphasis on the AIM aspect of the URPG. I sit and read through battles, ON THE FORUM.
    We do events on the forum. FFAs on the forum are uncommon because they tend to be huge and take up a ton of time, but they do exist. Most of the action happens on AIM because it's actually way faster than doing pretty much anything on the forum. That's not to say we neglect forum members. I do agree that perhaps we could post more notifications of events that were going to take place on AIM, but in general refs don't plan out when they're going to hold FFAs, which is why we don't post anything about those. One thing I would like to encourage is interaction between forum-only members and those who frequent AIM. I feel like there's a bit of a disconnect there.

    In any case, though, putting emphasis on the forum as opposed to AIM would make it more complicated for 90% of our members, since most of the URPG uses AIM. I respect the fact that some members don't want to use or can't use AIM for various reasons, but it really is where most of the socialization takes place. I can't speak for anyone else, but I will try to interact more with forum-only members.
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    I think what is trying to be said there isn't so much more forum and less AIM, but rather keep AIM as it is and bring the forum events and activities up to par with that. We could do like a big forum FFA every three months or something. They do take longer and they are bigger, but that is the fun of an FFA. AIM is great for individual battles, and we have forum battles as well, but the forum makes a great place for things like large scale FFAs and Tournaments, which would be nice to see more of. Some members of URPG don't have AIM or are unable to get on AIM regularly. This way they would not be excluded and it could also help bring the community together some more. Especially if we did some sort of team tournament where you get randomly teamed with someone else that signs up for it. You basically would have to work out a synergistic strategy within the first couple matches and hope by the end you get something going.

    Before I start rambling, don't decrease AIM activities but increase forum activities. Or, increase both. Breath some more life into URPG. Get some crazy and wacky stuff going on. We obviously all have the imagination for it. We are playing a text-based Pokemon RPG after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskapigeon View Post
    I feel like there's a bit of a disconnect there.

    In any case, though, putting emphasis on the forum as opposed to AIM would make it more complicated for 90% of our members, since most of the URPG uses AIM.
    That's what I was trying to say. Not that AIM should be dropped or less frequented, but there is a disconnect between those on it, and those sticking with the forum. Which in turn could also lead to the cliques everyone seems to talk and complain about.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sormeki View Post
    I think what is trying to be said there isn't so much more forum and less AIM, but rather keep AIM as it is and bring the forum events and activities up to par with that. We could do like a big forum FFA every three months or something. They do take longer and they are bigger, but that is the fun of an FFA. AIM is great for individual battles, and we have forum battles as well, but the forum makes a great place for things like large scale FFAs and Tournaments, which would be nice to see more of. Some members of URPG don't have AIM or are unable to get on AIM regularly. This way they would not be excluded and it could also help bring the community together some more. Especially if we did some sort of team tournament where you get randomly teamed with someone else that signs up for it. You basically would have to work out a synergistic strategy within the first couple matches and hope by the end you get something going.

    Before I start rambling, don't decrease AIM activities but increase forum activities. Or, increase both. Breath some more life into URPG. Get some crazy and wacky stuff going on. We obviously all have the imagination for it. We are playing a text-based Pokemon RPG after all.
    Pretty much. I'm glad people got what I was trying to say, instead of thinking I was an ass. Or, if they did think I'm an ass, the point was still gotten. =P

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    Saw my name come up and I figured it would be as good of a time as any to clear up some misconceptions about my URPG departure (This is HiPS by the way) as well as offer some suggestions for you guys.

    1. You didn't cut all ties with Bulba after I left. After all you still have a sub forum and I've talked to Harry multiple times at length about the BMG / URPG partnership.

    2. I don't hold a grudge against you guys and I'm certainly not spreading dirt to other users / staff / whatever. Sure my time as a URPGer didn't end in the best way but that brings me to my next point.

    3. My departure was overdramatized. Mainly by myself. Most of you (probably all) don't know this but I was under a lot of stress IRL when I quit URPG. And basically there were a couple minor incidents combined with some negative words spoken about me. Basically, I overreacted and pretty much stormed out. Not my finest hour or a mature way to handle something like that.

    4. As Syn said, you aren't that section. That would be the anime forum. The majority of BMGers don't know you exist and most of staff just knows you as an RP subforum.


    Okay. Now to make this post actually helpful, here's my two cents from a somewhat outside perspective.

    When you joined BMG, you were the 'it' thing. You were fresh, new, exciting. A lot of people signed up in those first few days and weeks. I remember the ref and grader shortages when I first started. There was a lot of excitement as people got into it.

    But that buzz is gone and you've faded into the background as just another RP. And take it from me, RP is not that popular of a section.

    So my suggestion would be to market yourselves as a battling sim of sorts. The VG subforum here is incredibly popular. I can see these people being interested in the battle aspects of URPG. The writers would love writing stories. Now to spread the word I suggest talking URPG up. Make a blog about an exciting battle you were a part of. Discuss a story you're writing for the URPG in the writer's workshop. Be creative.

    Oh and one more thing. If you think of something that I (or the bulba staff in general) could do to help out, don't hesitate to reach out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mako View Post
    Saw my name come up and I figured it would be as good of a time as any to clear up some misconceptions about my URPG departure (This is HiPS by the way) as well as offer some suggestions for you guys.

    1. You didn't cut all ties with Bulba after I left. After all you still have a sub forum and I've talked to Harry multiple times at length about the BMG / URPG partnership.

    2. I don't hold a grudge against you guys and I'm certainly not spreading dirt to other users / staff / whatever. Sure my time as a URPGer didn't end in the best way but that brings me to my next point.

    3. My departure was overdramatized. Mainly by myself. Most of you (probably all) don't know this but I was under a lot of stress IRL when I quit URPG. And basically there were a couple minor incidents combined with some negative words spoken about me. Basically, I overreacted and pretty much stormed out. Not my finest hour or a mature way to handle something like that.

    4. As Syn said, you aren't that section. That would be the anime forum. The majority of BMGers don't know you exist and most of staff just knows you as an RP subforum.


    Okay. Now to make this post actually helpful, here's my two cents from a somewhat outside perspective.

    When you joined BMG, you were the 'it' thing. You were fresh, new, exciting. A lot of people signed up in those first few days and weeks. I remember the ref and grader shortages when I first started. There was a lot of excitement as people got into it.

    But that buzz is gone and you've faded into the background as just another RP. And take it from me, RP is not that popular of a section.

    So my suggestion would be to market yourselves as a battling sim of sorts. The VG subforum here is incredibly popular. I can see these people being interested in the battle aspects of URPG. The writers would love writing stories. Now to spread the word I suggest talking URPG up. Make a blog about an exciting battle you were a part of. Discuss a story you're writing for the URPG in the writer's workshop. Be creative.

    Oh and one more thing. If you think of something that I (or the bulba staff in general) could do to help out, don't hesitate to reach out.

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    I don't see why this has always been so identified as an RP. There is very little RPing going on, with the exception of the Park. It made even less sense before the Park actually existed. If this was more of an RP than a battling SIM, then I sure as hell wouldn't be here, I'm not a huge RP fan.

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    What if we somehow exposed the other BMGers to the Exhibition Battles. Like, I plan on c/p'ing the whole battle as well as writing a review of each one. That way they could see the different strategies and crazy movesets that make URPG Battling so great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Dude View Post
    What if we somehow exposed the other BMGers to the Exhibition Battles. Like, I plan on c/p'ing the whole battle as well as writing a review of each one. That way they could see the different strategies and crazy movesets that make URPG Battling so great.
    Hold that thought ;O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Dude View Post
    What if we somehow exposed the other BMGers to the Exhibition Battles. Like, I plan on c/p'ing the whole battle as well as writing a review of each one. That way they could see the different strategies and crazy movesets that make URPG Battling so great.
    I think it would also to be fun to have the battlers explain their strategy at the end or as the go along. Then, after the battle is done you would write your own editorial about the battle strategies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanTreeFrog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Dude View Post
    What if we somehow exposed the other BMGers to the Exhibition Battles. Like, I plan on c/p'ing the whole battle as well as writing a review of each one. That way they could see the different strategies and crazy movesets that make URPG Battling so great.
    I think it would also to be fun to have the battlers explain their strategy at the end or as the go along. Then, after the battle is done you would write your own editorial about the battle strategies.
    This. Forever.

    I'm totally all for emphasizing the battling aspect of the URPG, because it really is what sets us apart. I'm wondering if there's a way we could choose to present ourselves that would be immediately obvious to anyone just browsing things, like a Mission Statement, but less... Mission Statement-y
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskapigeon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanTreeFrog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Dude View Post
    What if we somehow exposed the other BMGers to the Exhibition Battles. Like, I plan on c/p'ing the whole battle as well as writing a review of each one. That way they could see the different strategies and crazy movesets that make URPG Battling so great.
    I think it would also to be fun to have the battlers explain their strategy at the end or as the go along. Then, after the battle is done you would write your own editorial about the battle strategies.
    This. Forever.

    I'm totally all for emphasizing the battling aspect of the URPG, because it really is what sets us apart. I'm wondering if there's a way we could choose to present ourselves that would be immediately obvious to anyone just browsing things, like a Mission Statement, but less... Mission Statement-y
    A tourism pamphlet? Dat URPG cruise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by We Taste Pies... View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskapigeon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanTreeFrog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Dude View Post
    What if we somehow exposed the other BMGers to the Exhibition Battles. Like, I plan on c/p'ing the whole battle as well as writing a review of each one. That way they could see the different strategies and crazy movesets that make URPG Battling so great.
    I think it would also to be fun to have the battlers explain their strategy at the end or as the go along. Then, after the battle is done you would write your own editorial about the battle strategies.
    This. Forever.

    I'm totally all for emphasizing the battling aspect of the URPG, because it really is what sets us apart. I'm wondering if there's a way we could choose to present ourselves that would be immediately obvious to anyone just browsing things, like a Mission Statement, but less... Mission Statement-y
    A tourism pamphlet? Dat URPG cruise.
    To be honest... something mimicking a pamphlet wouldn't be a horrible idea. Make us seem like something really fun and exciting. We could photoshop some pictures of beaches with Pokemon and the like, etc. while also going over the main parts of URPG. I don't know, just a thought. Maybe make it look like a pamphlet for the Battle Frontier or whatever the hell that Wii game was about. Battle Revolution, where it's all cities, n' junk...
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