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post Nov 7 2014, 04:20 PM
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So I recently started posting on the forum again and it's so quiet now. It used to be much busier. I wanted to add some more activity and decided why not a thread about old site stuff?

Like remember the old method for getting legendaries that involved being active within a certain time frame and having a spot open in your party then the admins would randomly send a legend out that you might get if you were lucky?


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post Nov 7 2014, 05:06 PM
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I remember one of the first SWSH and how I completely missed what it was and how it worked.

'What are all these Swinub eggs doing around the site...?!'

I was slow and by the time I learned more, it had ended so I never partipated in it. ^^;


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post Nov 7 2014, 05:18 PM
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I remember how you could make a rainbow with your pokémon in the old way the PC was displayed in your profile (I did that once!)


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post Nov 7 2014, 05:29 PM
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I remember when the fastest way of clicking a party was going to someone's profile and opening all their Pokemon and eggs in new tabs. I remember when the parties were organized like a column, with each new Pokemon/egg being displayed below the last one.



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post Nov 7 2014, 05:38 PM
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I remember how at the very beginning of my GPX career I was staring at a Shellderboy for ten minutes like I was high and wondering how in the world this thing came to be. xD


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post Nov 7 2014, 06:02 PM
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QUOTE(Doom Hunter @ Nov 7 2014, 05:38 PM) *
I remember how at the very beginning of my GPX career I was staring at a Shellderboy for ten minutes like I was high and wondering how in the world this thing came to be. xD

I remember how. There was a dress-up contest that Pokii won with a Cloyster dress-up. Shortly after we got the novelty based on it.

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post Nov 7 2014, 06:02 PM
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Even though I joined only about a year ago, I still have a fond memory when I found out about Novelty Pokemon for the first time.
I remember finding out about Flaming Zoroark, and was like "Yo. YO. I GOTTA HAVE ONE OF THESE."
Then I remember going in the Egg Shelter not long after and seeing that wonderful flaming egg. And donated by Wymsy, no less!
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post Nov 7 2014, 06:36 PM
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QUOTE(Redtha @ Nov 7 2014, 10:20 PM) *
Like remember the old method for getting legendaries that involved being active within a certain time frame and having a spot open in your party then the admins would randomly send a legend out that you might get if you were lucky?

And threads with weird titles!
I got my first legendary from one of those events. <3

Many people would only click you back as many times as you clicked them, there was the berry recorder, and for my first shiny hunt I had to keep track of my hatched eggs in a journal entry. (I tried that later again for a group shiny hunt because I didn't have an open slot at the time...bah xD)

And all the confusion about the special SWSH entry you had to use instead of the normal one.


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post Nov 7 2014, 07:26 PM
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I joined back in '09 within the first couple of months the site was up. I remember that July there was this huge drop when all of the unvalidated accounts were deleted. There were shinies, legends, novelties, pretty much everything. I got my first Dialga and Cresselia from that drop.

I also miss the way they show the eggs hatching. Once they had this separate window open where you hatch the eggs and one at a time, the hatched Pokemon would appear. I felt it gave you a little suspense as to whether you have hatched a shiny or not.

Then there was the many different methods of clicking. First, Opera was the main browser to mass-click on thanks to Ride The Lightning's guide. Then there was SigmaJargon's Greasemonkey script which allowed us to open Pokemon as tabs, which led the site to implementing a similar feature. Now we use Chrome more often!


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post Nov 7 2014, 07:43 PM
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Oh, man.

I remember the vertical Pokémon party view. Honestly, I barely remember anything else about the original look of the site since I joined back in May of 2009. I do remember not even bothering with tabs and just clicking a Pokémon and manually returning to the party. Ugh.

I remember the legendary events where Wymsy added a legendary to the parties of those who were online during a certain time. Of course, it wasn't guaranteed. Oh, and Lugia was the event Pokémon like a day after I joined, and I didn't get it! I was so sad.

Then there was the Snaplinks method of clicking. And of course, opening like 200 tabs.

The huge account wipe was probably the reason I got some new legendaries from the Safari Zone. I was SO excited because I thought I'd never get them again. xD Of course, this was before Explorations were a thing.

And on a more personal note, I remember uh... not dating a particular admin but fawning over her avatar for a while. Heh...

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And for the legendary events, you could only obtain one. If you wanted to try for a certain pokemon, you'd have to fill up your party on the days that another legend was given out. That old system was fun in a suspenseful way; waking up the next day and finding an egg in your party was the best feeling!

I've been on the site for five years so it's interesting to see how far certain things (like interacting with other users and obtaining legends) have come.


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I joined back in 2009 also cat.gif I remember when you went to the shelter before it was split into eggs only and the safari zone and seeing the egg I wanted, getting all excited and clicking... only to find that a moving pokemon has just jumped in front of my cursor right at the moment so I've ended up with the pokemon instead of the egg irritated.gif" But it was hilarious all the same grin.gif

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post Nov 7 2014, 09:31 PM
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QUOTE(Manah @ Nov 7 2014, 06:36 PM) *
QUOTE(Redtha @ Nov 7 2014, 10:20 PM) *
Like remember the old method for getting legendaries that involved being active within a certain time frame and having a spot open in your party then the admins would randomly send a legend out that you might get if you were lucky?

And threads with weird titles!
I got my first legendary from one of those events. <3

Many people would only click you back as many times as you clicked them, there was the berry recorder, and for my first shiny hunt I had to keep track of my hatched eggs in a journal entry. (I tried that later again for a group shiny hunt because I didn't have an open slot at the time...bah xD)

And all the confusion about the special SWSH entry you had to use instead of the normal one.

One-clickers, mass clickers, and proper berry feeders. And everyone specifying which they were in the journal and sig.


QUOTE(Ratt @ Nov 7 2014, 08:04 PM) *
And for the legendary events, you could only obtain one. If you wanted to try for a certain pokemon, you'd have to fill up your party on the days that another legend was given out. That old system was fun in a suspenseful way; waking up the next day and finding an egg in your party was the best feeling!

I've been on the site for five years so it's interesting to see how far certain things (like interacting with other users and obtaining legends) have come.

Oh, yeah, I forgot about the only one legend each giveaway. Nothing worse than waiting until that last day for the legend you really want only to not get it which meant you wasted your chance at the other legends.



Snaplinks! I was going to mention that but I couldn't remember the name. It was so useful before the user list was changed. Mass clicking is so much easier now. IIRC before it took a few hours to get a few hundred clicks and now that can be done in a few minutes.

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You know it's stuff like this that makes me wish I found this site sooner. To see all the changes and such. But if I had would I have met the friends I've made on here? Would I have had so many great experiences as I've had? Perhaps, but as that never happened, I'll just have to live with it. I sure hope this site won't be forgotten in the next few years, if the decrease in activity is anything to go by.


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QUOTE(Cajun @ Nov 7 2014, 09:47 PM) *
I licked a Wooper and now my Journal is melting.

At first I was confused because I thought this was spam until I remembered, lol. That was a weird fad. Where did it even come from?


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Oh yes, the legend events. I was very unlucky with those. I hardly got anything. I remember getting one of the first Bidofos though. I remember there was a way to tell which ones were Bidoofs and which ones were Bidofos in the Daycare, but they fix that to prevent it. Back to the legends, I was very happy that Wymsy changed it so only people who got a certain activity score the day before (or was it that day) or gotten a certain number of interactions were qualified to receive one to counter the users who would only log on to get the legend and never get around to hatching it or anything.


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QUOTE(Redtha @ Nov 7 2014, 08:58 PM) *
QUOTE(Cajun @ Nov 7 2014, 09:47 PM) *
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At first I was confused because I thought this was spam until I remembered, lol. That was a weird fad. Where did it even come from?
Wymsy and her friends. It kicked off a bunch of similar ones until "The future is round. The future is now." with the new site.


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I remember those times when the Shelter was flooded with Eevee and Diglett eggs. You would go there and see nothing but red noses and fluffy collars.


And yeah, the old events. I got a Lugia and I somehow got Clone Bulba despite not having internet at the time and logging in only when I could.


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