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    HOW WE WILL DO THIS
    Decreased TM Prices: We plan to make a modest but noticeable reduction in the cost of TMs - currently expected at a 20% decrease rounded to the nearest ~500 or ~000.

    Increased Pokemon Prices: This will help offset the decreased TM prices in the form of a logical uptick for Pokemon prices, currently expected at a 30% increase rounded to the nearest ~500 or ~000.

    -Daycare/HM/Dream World/Item Costs WILL Stay the Same: Self-explanatory

    -New Members Start with More Money: To accommodate higher Pokemon prices, new URPG members will start with more money than the current $3000. Currently, the expectation is that we pay the noobs $8000 when they join, $5000 more from now.

    -Additionally, we have explored the possibility of running a trial period first, to see how this goes.

    Summary/tl;dr:

    -TMs prices will be lowered, currently figure at a rounded 20%
    -Pokemon prices will be raised, current figure at a rounded 30%
    -Daycare/HM/Dream World/Item Costs stay the same
    -New Members start with more money, current figure at $8000
    -Possible trial period
    -Not yet set in stone that this goes through; we want your opinion!

    For a rough idea of what the PokeMart may look like after:



    So, let us know what you think.

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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

    Are you saying all the starters are bad because they cost less than Protect/Detect?

    Also, I agree with this thread.
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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash K. View Post
    Are you saying all the starters are really bad
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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

    I, Pman, hereby declare that I am surprised this thread was actually what it claimed to be, I also declare that I am in favour of the proposed changes, pending a vote by the government of the Pokemon Ultra Roleplaying Game (hereafter: URPG) or a referendum if required by the constitution of the URPG.
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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Pman View Post
    I, Pman, hereby declare that I am surprised this thread was actually what it claimed to be, I also declare that I am in favour of the proposed changes, pending a vote by Nitro
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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

    I think this is a good idea. I have problems EM'ing up Pokemon and too many new Pokemon that pile up with no real value in my stats.


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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

    Jess told me that she'd give me a cookie if I posted here and said yes. So this is me posting here & saying yes.

    I kind of agree with this anyways since I don't buy marts very often anyways, and I kinda need EMs for my gym 'mons & my non-gym 'mons. So yes to this.

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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

    I think this is a great idea, even as a new player, but not(long story). The raising of prices can also help direct people to become creative and use the Art section, the Stories section as well as the National Park. The TMs are at sky high rates and really should be brought down in accordance. It also could allow for newer people to have more complexly powerful Pokemon to create more competition, whereas now someone who just joined will want to spend all their money on new Pokemon.

    tl;dr: Yes, this is a great idea

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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

    Also new, but been encouraged to chime in, sooo

    I like the sound of this. TM prices seem kinda high to me for how much Pokémon seem to need to defend themselves against the extremely wide movepools in trainer battles, Mart Pokémon seem really low in comparison to National Park costs or the effort of creation for rarer pokémon. When I first started I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't jump straight into National Park and start roleplaying in the roleplaying game, and I was kinda lost at first for what to do to start building up until I was invited to do some Basics battles on AIM.

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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

    (theevildookie) i see it as a response to less activity lol

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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

    I definitely support this! Hopefully more people come to the Story and National Park sections with this. I also love the money bump for the new members-the more the better! I luff da new members! <333
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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

    So, any idea if/when this will happen? Would like to know before I spend money on TMs.

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    Default Re: New Prices of TMs and Pokemons in Mart

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    So, any idea if/when this will happen? Would like to know before I spend money on TMs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pidge
    Hmm, I don't quite understand why this should be done. I think one point you tried to make before your OP was edited was that TMs shouldn't cost more than Pokemon for purposes of it 'making sense'. Why does TM Protect cost more than a Bulbasaur? However, it doesn't necessarily not have to make sense. You can buy giant, expensive, diamond, chrome rims for your car that cost more than the rest of the car itself, or maybe you could have really high quality suit jacket that costs more than the rest of your attire. The latest version of Photoshop is about seven times more expensive than the Windows 8 operating system. Basically, a part can be worth more than the whole. Also, lowering the prices of TMs that much won't even help things 'make sense' in the first place. Instead of 'Why does TM Protect cost more than a Bulbasaur?', it's 'Why does TM Protect and TM Earthquake cost more than a Bulbasaur?'.

    I remember when someone suggested that the payouts for battles be permanently doubled, and it was met with a sharp 'no'. This isn't the same thing, but the argument is sort of similar. It kind of undermines the work the people have done in the past. A story deal that someone did for a Pokemon and 5 TMs in the past is suddenly worth a Pokemon and 8 TMs. People now have to win or ref one or two less battles for a move. Do we get refunds? xD

    Also, the 30% increase on a Pokemon does not offset the 20% decrease in TM prices. People buy multiple TMs for one Pokemon. A 30% increase on one item and 20% decrease on several items with these amounts is going to cost you less than before, if you did not realize this already.

    Just another random thing (don't take this as one of my major points, or as a point at all), but people (like myself) would have to update the 'value' of their Pokemon in their stats, if they keep track of that stuff. This obviously doesn't really affect the URPG functioning, but I thought it was an interesting effect.
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