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Old 02-03-2013, 02:56 PM
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Default Is RNG cheating?

This is one of the most controversial topics in competitive battling. Is abusing the Psuedorandom Number Generator cheating?
I personally think it falls in the Gray Scale Area or Legit Cheating. Basically, it results into legit Pokemon but the ways you obtained it are a bit unethical.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: Is RNG cheating?

Personally, I'm going to go with what Nintendo says, and say it's not cheating.
Simply because you are using legit Pokemon.
However, I don't use RNG bred Pokemon in my competitive battling.
I do have them, but only to trade to people who want them.
Like you said, it's a very gray area, and quite controversial.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:34 AM
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This is one of the most controversial topics in competitive battling. Is abusing the Psuedorandom Number Generator cheating?
I personally think it falls in the Gray Scale Area or Legit Cheating. Basically, it results into legit Pokemon but the ways you obtained it are a bit unethical.
I don't think it's cheating at all. It's simply taking advantage of in-game code properly designed to do what it was meant to do. Taking advantage of something is not always a bad thing.

Cheating devices from outside sources is, hence the name, cheating. Those cut straight through coding to deliver easy and unrewarding results.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:57 AM
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Default Re: Is RNG cheating?

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I don't think it's cheating at all. It's simply taking advantage of in-game code properly designed to do what it was meant to do. Taking advantage of something is not always a bad thing.

Cheating devices from outside sources is, hence the name, cheating. Those cut straight through coding to deliver easy and unrewarding results.
I agree with this. RNG is the use of the in-game coding without forcing other code or variables into it, therefore I don't consider it cheating.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:22 AM
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Psuedorandom Number Generator!
I agree with your points.
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