Comic 792 - Blue vs. Gold, Page 22

5th Oct 2018, 11:00 PM in Blue vs. Gold
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Adam C. 5th Oct 2018, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
Alternate Definition of Scrub: Cowardly wimps who go into online battles and use Alpha Kyogre and Omega Groudon AND Ultra Necrozma AND Power-Herb-Xerneas on the same team! Anyone who uses this set-up deserves to have their game bricked.

Yeah, this has been on my mind for a bit with the Blues kids; it's really, really easy to get into the habit of just having them win via superior numbers. I wanna put them in more situations where that's not really an option, maybe introducing more villain-teams for them to go up against.... In particular if you go back and read their "fight" with Marvelous Man back in the hospital, they attempt to just bombard him with attacks only for him to No Sell everything. In fact, that's how Marvelous Man wins all of HIS fights; just coasting through everything with the benefit of being invincible. His fights were written to be sort of boring (mostly just relying on choking people out) and in effect actually DID come off like a scrub you see online who just keeps picking the most OP character on the roster.

So naturally this is a villain who can only be taken out with intelligence and counter-measures, hence this conversation. ^^

I rather liked making Andy's the group's strategist too. His powers are more stealth-based so they don't get much play compared to the team's butt-kickers, but he's got a niche for figuring out things in the field. Video-game lingo was just a fun gag too....

And of course, still love the Slumber Party setting, wanted to use it as much as I could. Heck, I didn't even mean to make Andy look so friggin' adorable in this page, he just came out that way. Martin's weird, ghostly colors work great for it; really does feel like a memory.
Martin F. 5th Oct 2018, 11:18 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Not sure how much I've got to say on this one myself, but do like how it came out.

Little disappointing though in that I tried a few different ways to kind of spice this one up, make it a little bit more hazy and dream-like, but couldn't really find one I thoguth worked that well. Still, do think it's fine as-is and still clear what's going on with it.

All I've really got I think, but hopefully everybody enjoys.

Comments:

Wolfintina 5th Oct 2018, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
There's a reason why competitive play in Pokémon has never interested me to the point I've never even bothered to try, very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.
Adam C. 6th Oct 2018, 12:22 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
I can really, really have fun with it, and it IS really satisfying when my guys kick butt against an All-Legendary team, but those four I mentioned tend to be pretty insufferable. Necrozma's not too bad, in fact, really have a blast fighting it, but because of game mechanics Alpha Kyogre and Omega Groudon can be used side-by-side even though you're supposed to only have one Mega per team. As such you tend to see idiot scrubs plant those on their teams nearly constantly in online fights. Even then I can come out on top of those in quite a few matches, but Xerneas.... God, I hate that deer.

Case in point, you still see a lot of Landorus in online fights and... yeah, Landorus is a REALLY tough Pokemon to go up against in Doubles. But difference is that Landorus players tend to be conscious of the Meta-Game and know what they're doing, which can lead to some really awesome counter-motions and strategies instead of just spamming OP moves. By contrast some overstuffed-OP teams are top-heavy and can be toppled if you know what you're doing.
Reaper Dragon 6th Oct 2018, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
Reaper Dragon
I’d like MMs reaction to this chronologically through the memories. :)