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Old 05-14-2010, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: The National Park

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Originally Posted by Eraizaa-kun View Post

If you guys actually read the rules, you'll notice that the Park Posts' quality never mentions grammar or length. This is why a huge post that was written so perfectly that it could be printed and published can actually have better, equal, or even worse results than a post filled with grammar errors and few words.

Those things are important in the Stories forum, but not in the Park. In the park, if you check the rules, we look for Creativity (what new ideas can the trainer put into the battle), Practicality (how effective would this idea be), and Realism (in the anime, could that actually happen?). In fact, if the Ranger feels that you are adding too many things to your post that aren't needed just to make it look impressive, that could actually lower the park quality of your post.

We wanted the rules of the park to be different than the stories forum, not easier. However, without all of these rules from the stories forum restricting people's ideas, I guess people with ideas will obviously find the park to be too easy.

I hope that the posts in this thread will be full of suggestions on how to improve/fix the park, but PLEASE, don't ask for the park to become more like the stories forum.
Some quality control is still needed, seriously. You can't just say "Oh, we disregard quality and length" and just call it a day. Creativity is also tied in to quality.

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"pikachu, dodge them all use thundrbolt!" i ordered and pikachu obeyed my comands, dodging all the mud nidoran thew up and using thunderbot
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The Nidoran threw up mud at my Pikachu.

"Okay, Pikachu, get in there, dodge everything and use Fake Tears then Thunderbolt, and finish off with Volt Tackle!" I ordered.

Pikachu twisted and turned, but a ball of mud hit it anyway. It used Fake Tears and Thunderbolt in quick succession, running in to hit the Nidoran with Volt Tackle.
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The Nidoran turned around, and wiggling its impudent backside, it raked up a ball of mud in one foot and fired it at Pikachu, and continued with another foot, and another, and another, and another, repeatedly, with no regard as to where it was flinging mud.

I considered for a moment. Mud-Slap was not a powerful move, but the accuracy-lowering effect could prove troublesome in our counterattack and extend what should be a short battle. I made my decision and gave orders.

"Pikachu, use Light Screen, and cover your eyes!"

Pikachu threw out its hand and a multi-coloured field appeared in front of it. Most of the mud bounced uselessly off it, but a few made it through the screen, and even fewer of it made it to Pikachu, who shrugged off the attack while holding its other arm over its eyes to protect them.

The Nidoran, unaware of this, continued to fling mud at Pikachu.

"Alright Pikachu," I began dramatically. "It's a bit difficult to attack from behind the screen and you can't do without it, so let's strike from above. Call the clouds! Use Thunder attack! 1 'o clock, distance 500!"
If you claim all three posts yield equal results in the Park System, something is seriously, seriously wrong with the system then.
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Last edited by Starkipraggy; 05-14-2010 at 08:04 PM. Reason: Making my example more valid :o