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  1. You guys know the drill.
  2. The level cap raised. Shit just got real.
  3. So, I got my hands on a really awesome game called Pokemon Insurgence. It's a fangame which you can find here. I would get the torrent and not the installer if I were you; it's a lot faster. Anyway, this game takes place in a new region with new versions of certain pokemon called Delta Pokemon. Delta pokemon have different typage, different movesets, but the same base stats as their vanilla counterparts. This game also features new Mega Evolutions, and follows the main series mechanics up to and including Gen VI (X/Y). Anyway, I'm not gonna go too in depth (I may do a review on it for the front page later, who knows?), but I'm going to be doing what I'm calling a Delta/Armor run of the game. So, in addition to the delta pokemon, you also have different armors for certain pokemon that alter their stats a bit, and make them look different. For instance, take a look at Shiny Tyranitar with his armor. Sexy as hell, right? Right. So, for this challenge, as the name implies I'm going to be using only delta and armored pokemon. The rule is that I have to stick to this team no matter what, and the armored pokemon cannot remove their armor for any reason. Now, you may ask, why would you want to? Well, the simple answer is because that takes up an item slot that may be put to better use with a different item in certain circumstances, such as a mega stone. For those of you worried about difficulty, have no fear, I'll be playing on hard mode. Delta pokemon in this game can be strong, but they are by no means overpowered as you might expect. Full disclosure though, I will be using debug mode to create my starters. Hard mode assumes max IVs/EVs, so I'll be doing the same. It also softcaps your level at certain points so you can't outgrind content, which is really cool. The limit for my creating starters is that I'm not allowed to give them any items aside from armors (this means mega stones I have to get naturally through the story), and they cannot have moves they're unable to learn. This means that I may give some of them one of their egg moves, for instance Dragon Dance on Larvitar. This was more just an introduction post; next post is gonna be the actual beginning of the challenge! Let's go!
  4. HNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG Boutta fuck this dude up, fam. Next up is Ultira Town.
  5. So I made some progress. I don't really remember exactly what changed since last time BUT after facing a big baddie My party looks like this. Now I have to fight a Mega Legendary. So, there's that. More to come. I'll put the fight in spoilers.
  6. I can tell you right now that a Hard mode playthrough with 0exp is literally impossible without extreme amounts of RNG fuckery.
  7. Do you not know how an IP address works? I can see your entire IP. I blanked it out in the screenshot I posted, you ignoramus. Part of me wants to ban you, but you putting your idiocy on display like this is far more entertaining.
  8. There were a few members of the staff who wanted me to do just that.
  9. @JKnox This is your one and only warning: Creating a dummy account for the purposes of double dipping on neg rep will land you in a place you do not want to be. The rep you have changed with this alternate account will be reverted and the account will be banned. Next time it won't be just the alternate account. Edit: I also unlocked the thread for the sake of dialogue.
  10. That's exactly what it is. There's a learning curve. Respecting the lock now.
  11. The quoting system is fine outside of mobile, where you can't move the quote boxes. It's a learning curve, though.
  12. I may or may not have confused you for the other guy.
  13. I'm not sure if that's his first post, but from ninjas tone I don't think it is. Even if it is, if you're toxic, we'll let you know. It's how we've always been. BTB let's other people bludgeon his disruptive members rather than do it himself. Sorry for the double post. The quote formatting is troublesome for editing on mobile.
  14. I can and will edit your posts to make you sing "I'm a little teapot" if you're an ass though. You're a guest here, my man. We don't know you yet. Coming in here guns blazing won't earn you any kind of desirable place here. This is our house. Time you started acting like it.
  15. Alright, you've convinced me. I'd like to point this out for everyone: when you don't like something the staff does, this is how you speak out -- you make a reasoned argument against it. This is how you will get us to listen. That goes for all the Administrators, not just me. Bravo, sir. My hat goes off to you.
  16. I mean, if you can find the sprite, I actually made a tutorial on YouTube for how to do it.
  17. As an update to everyone, I received word from FFTA, one of the other former Administrators of Insane Difficulty earlier tonight. Whatever happens from here on out, just know that this man was not to blame. He tried purchasing the site himself, but Archael would not have it. If he comes back here, I intend to welcome him back with open arms, and I expect all of you to do the same. He loved Insane Difficulty just as much as anyone else, and he tried just as much as the rest of the Administration to save it.
  18. Yeah man, no kidding. I'll be picking this up again soon. Been on a serious World of Warcraft kick lately.
  19. At the request of @Aura Of The Dawn I will be putting story elements in spoiler tags. So! I've had a lot of progress since my last update. Let me just kind of get that out of the way first. Level: 41 Bite / Dragon Dance / Twister / Wing Attack Boy, Aether, you've grown. Delta Pidgeot learns Dragon Dance, making him a powerful sweeper when given the opportunity. I gave him Wing Attack to hopefully mitigate his fighting weakness, as that's a pretty prevalent type in Insurgence. Level: 41 Ice Beam / Calm Mind / Thundershock / Shock Wave Kyrie has grown a lot as well, into a beautiful bleach-blonde transvestite. She's a special monster, with Calm Mind and Ice Beam. Thunderbolt is soon to follow. Level: 43 Calm Mind / Leech Seed / Psychic / Dazzling Kiss Look who it is! Saphira is pretty great defensively; her EVs allow her to have strong defense, while Calm Mind both boosts her sweeping potential and covers her special defense, though I've been considering giving her a screen instead. Dazzling Kiss, combined with Leftovers and Leech Seed, makes her a pain in the ass to KO. Level: 40 Bite / Rock Slide / Dragon Dance / Chip Away Titan's getting there, but he's not quite fully grown just yet. Rock Slide combined with Dragon Dance has made him invaluable so far, and I expect that to continue, especially once he reaches his final form and can properly utilize his armor. Level: 41 Flame Wheel / Iron Defense / Flame Burst / Iron Tail Veritas is kind of in the same boat as Titan. He's got Flame Wheel and Iron Defense, two very important abilities that lend themselves very well to the type of pokemon he is. This team is designed somewhat more defensive than normal, and it's starting to show in their movesets. Here comes a new challenger! Crush Delta Torterra Water/Ground Water Absorb (self-explanatory) Adamant (+Atk/-SpAtk) 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def Earthquake / Curse / Razor Shell / Recover This guy is an absolute monster. Earthquake, Curse (-spd / +atk / +def), Razor Shell (strong phys water), and Recover? Jesus. I found out that I needed to change it up a bit, since Larvesta is pretty lacking right now. So I made a new rule: I can change out to other delta/armored pokemon. I'm not sure what limitations I'm going to put on this rule, but Hard Mode is proving to be much more of a challenge (given that I'm sort of breaking pacing with this challenge) than I thought it would be. I love the soft level cap it imposes based on story progression. There wasn't all that many noteworthy things that happened (I forgot to screenshot almost all of it because I didn't think there was any interest in this), but this was by far the best. THAT WAS HIS LAST POKEMON! IT HELD ON USING FOCUS SASH AND PROCEEDED TO RAPE MY PHYSICALLY DEFENSIVE TEAM WITH SHADOW BALL! This is why I was considering switching to Light Screen, because fuck this mess. It really outlined an issue with my team. But I'm gonna continue and post more stuff tomorrow! Just wanted to give you guys an update.
  20. Then I guess I need to do an update, don't I?
  21. So, as those of you in Discord may know, @Kjata has begun work on a new Final Fantasy IX mod. Right now it's kind of a brainchild, but we hope to have something out within a few months. Since I don't start work for a few weeks, I'll be helping him out with some of the legwork. Some ideas we've already been looking at: Rework damage curve Rework level curve Rework passive skills Remove fixed damage abilities If you've got any ideas, feel free to post them in this thread! Though we may not use everything, we will take it into consideration if we feel it's a good idea!
  22. Alright, so! Time to meet the team! Saphira Delta Bulbasaur Fairy/Psychic Regenerator (Restores 1/3 HP when switched out in battle) Bold (+Def/-SpD) 16 HP / 252 Def / 176 SpA / 64 Spd Saphira isn't meant to be all that offensive. Delta Venusaur has great typing as well as good defenses. I plan to load her up with Leftovers and give her Leech Seed and Calm Mind, to boost both her sweeping potential and wall potential at the same time. Aether Delta Pidgey Dark/Dragon Marvel Scale (1.5x Def when inflicted with status) Adamant (+Atk/-SpAtk) 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Aether is gonna be a bit of a physical powerhouse. Not only does he have good offensive typing, but he also has access to Dragon Dance, Outrage, and Crunch, all great STAB moves with great coverage. Veritas Delta Aron Fire/Steel Heavy Metal (weight is doubled) Adamant (+Atk/-SpAtk) 68 Atk / 200 SpDef / 240 Spd Veritas is gonna be a physical monster. Delta Aggron has a base 180 Defense, so I figured it'd be best to beef up his special defense a bit, since he has access to Iron Defense as well. Heavy Weight is an interesting choice. There are only two moves in the game that directly benefit from this, and one is Fire, one is Steel -- both STAB moves. I don't have access to a movelist for this one as it's not in the wiki, so I can only really speculate. Kyrie Delta Ralts Ice/Electric Clear Body (can't have stats lowered) Modest (+SpAtk/-Atk) 6 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd Kyrie is gonna be my main special powerhouse. She has amazing offensive typing, with access to Calm Mind, Thunderbolt, and Ice Beam, as well as Focus Blast and Earth Power for potential coverage. Delta Gardevoir was amazing in my last game, and I expect her to perform just as well here. Titan Larvitar Rock/Ground Guts (boosts Atk by one stage if inflicted with status) Adamant (+Atk/-SpAtk) 68 Atk / 200 Def / 240 Spd Titan is just that -- a veritable titan of power. With his armor once he hits Tyranitar, he gets a huge defensive boost, plus he's got Dragon Dance and some awesome STAB moves to pick up some huge sweeping potantial. Vulcan Delta Larvesta Dark/Poison Defiant (when stats are lowered, attack increases by one stage) Modest (+SpAtk/-Atk) 6 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd Vulcan is my other special powerhouse, though she has the potential to be far more of a powerhouse than I'll probably make her into. Delta Volcarona gets access to Toxic Spikes, an entry hazard I'll probably make use of, and a ton of awesome STAB moves as well. She rounds out my team nicely. Okay, I lied. Next time, we do stuff!
  23. The Administrator in me says this might not be the best idea, but you guys deserve the best. This noble, majestic mother fucker right here? @ninjasdf? The one responsible for the creation of this site? Yeah, this mother fucker tried to buy the ID domain off Archael, for way more than it was worth, for you guys to host it as a sister site. He was offering to pay the server fees, everything. And Archael turned his nose up at it. Completely ignored him. So yeah, it went down, and it isn't coming back. But just know that we -- ninja, especially -- tried to get it for y'all. That should tell you something.