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Cblog Recaps of 11/06/13 + Striderisms!

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These caps are late, but for a good reason!



Just kidding! It's Pokemon related!

I spent the better part of my night grinding through Battle Maison to earn points for some precious battle items like the TM for Volt Switch, the Assault Vest, and Choice items like Specs or Band. Because guess what? I'm finally satisfied with my battle stable and team! Let me walk you through a basic run down of my favorite team.


Galvantula
My all important lead. In this case, a suicidelead since his defenses are so frail. But all he needs to do is drop Sticky Web then drop Thunder on everything until he dies. If, however, something comes in that's unreasonable to fight, he uses Volt Switch to keep momentum while switching to something better. Sticky Web is the crux of my team here since the speed drop helps my bulky Pokemon outspeed their adversaries.

Bisharp
The Pokemon that came to mind when I created a Sticky Web focused team was Bisharp. This guy throws the strongest Sucker Punches possible but is as slow as a run down truck. Even with Web support, he'll get outspeeded by the faster things but nothing will like taking a 160 ATK Sucker Punch regardless. Plus, steel/dark is surprisingly good for switching in on resistances.

Blastoise
The mega on my team. Bulky as hell after mega evolution and extremely threatening with Hydro Pump. He's also my spinner for getting rid of spikes and rocks. Ghost wants to come in and spinblock? I hope they like a Mega Launcher boosted Dark Pulse (hint: no they don't).


Togekiss
You thought Bisharp was bad? Here's a reunion with paraflinch Togekiss. Only now, he's not running T-Wave because he already has Web support! Have fun being naturally outspeed by this fat dove as he flinch haxes you with Air Slash. And Togekiss is now Fairy/Flying so he just go straight up buffed. Remember neutral fighting damage thanks to normal/flying? Fairy/flying 4x resists fighting. Have fun dismantling this flying tank.

Klefki
Priority dual screen support baby. Plus priority T-Wave. This little guy is my emergency stop Pokemon when someone's running away with a sweep. Sweepers hate paralysis if you didn't know. Nearly no speed to speak of when paralyzed.

Tyranitar
Here's an interesting thing. TTar has weak Sp.Defense but it doesn't take into account the automatic Sp.Defense boost it gets from starting a sandstorm. It's Sp.Defense gets moderate at that point. Put an Assault Vest on it though and it becomes a ridiculous mixed wall without even trying. Good luck hurting it as it breaks you down with STAB Stone Edge and Crunch.

My Togekiss was crushing a bad Japanese randy the other night. His team was running all ubers: Xerneas, Yvetal, Mega Blaziken, Mewtwo, etc. He rage quit but not before getting humiliated by Klefki and Togekiss tag teaming his poor ubers with the paraflinch combo, not to mention the Web support I mentioned. As soon as I brought his Mewtwo to the red and I decided to get a Wish up with Togekiss, he had enough and I lost my chance for a Vs. Recorder. The best moment still had to be his Xerneas trying to set up a Geomancy only to be stopped cold in its tracks by a flinching Air Slash; priceless. Togekiss was buffed so much with its retconned typing.


* - Goodbye you loathsome bastard Jim

* - Some Jinx guy says stuff into a microphone

* - Is a game review proof? As long as the masses are unthinking consumers, yes

* - Why weird games and Tomba should be rated by David Schwimmer heads


A - EMERGENCY STOP! Sterling's gone! We need to figure out Podtoid quick! All hands on deck!

A - When Spyro died, he came back an action figure. Lo and behold his marketing empire now!


I - You lost me on your introduction, RRP

I - ShadyDevil is from Gamershub. Nifty!


T - Let's have fun speculating on Blizzcon and expansions. The Dark Below sounds awesome!

R - Remember Doom? El Dango remembers. Fondly. Loved it. He fucking owns it.






R - Jim landed on Escapist. It wasn't hard really because [fat joke]


S - Nothing to see here folks. Just a brain fart on developers


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This month's bloggers wanted was inspired by the internal enjoyment we had at reading TheBlondeBass' promoted blog on faking conversational anime knowledge. And now it seems as good a time as ever to pretend to know what's going on since the new Fate/Grand Order game launched and qtoid is talking about it. I am a big fan of the character design of Artoria in the blue dress, or Artoria in the suit, or Artoria in the red dress. But seriously, we enjoyed the format so much that we want to ask the community for their own ideas at faking it at all sorts of things.

But this prompt is not just for anime, of course. The video game industry is fractured with all sorts of niche interests that only an insane rich person with no job could realistically know everything about. This month's bloggers wanted is about taking a subject you want to offer advice on faking knowledge about in order to help the greater community, for better or for worse. If this doesn't sound serious, don't worry, you're not supposed to take it seriously. You don't have to be an expert in whatever you talk about any more than Bass is an expert in anime.

I seriously don't know if that was a compliment or an insult.

Offer advice on anything you can expand your mind on. Want to help people get into character action games? The more Ss you put into its grading system, the cooler it is! Want to convince people to get into the Neptunia series? Just say "Nep-Nep!" and you're all set to convince people of your technical knowledge! Can you get someone into RTS game by just talking about your APM? Someone's bound to believe some random technical jargon you made up!

To get started, start a blog and title it "Faking it: [your blog title here]." Then you can be as serious or facetious as you want as you provide advice on any number of things: learning how to play fighting games, trying a long-running franchise you've probably neglected, or even explaining a game's timeline. Heck, you can probably seriously try on that last one and we still wouldn't believe you.

Good luck this month. Only true cowards rely on facts. Real heroes pretend to know what they're doing!



Current Community Contests
PREPARE TO CONTEST - The Master Gaming List Birthday Giveaway!

Good Morning/Evening/Yesterday, my Friends/Robots/INSERT WAIFU HERE,

More or less a week ago, the Master Gaming List turned one year old. I had a speech prepared, but the blog editor ate it four or five times over the last few days, so I'm kind of winging it now.

Despite all of the threatening and cajoling I initially made to get you all on the list, I never imagined I'd still be adding names a year later (and by "you all", I mostly mean GajKnight). It was kind of a ridiculous undertaking at first, trying to make a semi-permanent, easily-updatable list of everyone's contact info. I'm not even sure what everyone was being hyped over last year that got me to do this.

That said, I'm glad it came together, and this list has lead to many other things for me on Destructoid; whether it was me becoming our laziest, cuddliest Community Manager, or our laziest, cuddliest Reviews-type-person, I have always enjoyed the full love and support of this community.

In thanks, and with the assistance of quite a few others, I've gathered up a number of game keys to give away to you all.

The Contest

I've never run a contest before, so let's keep things simple. Write me a haiku about your favorite game.

Rules

1. The haiku must not include the title of the game.

2. I will accept any other form of structured poetry if you are unable to haiku but can iambic pantameter (you monster).

3. Please state what key you are going for, and a backup if that one is taken (admittedly, it's quantity over variety here)

4. The tentative end date of the contest will be August 13th, and will be bumped at least once during that time.

Available Keys

-Stellaris
-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
-Armello
-Undertale
-ABZU

Thank you to all 282 of you who have made the Master List a successful project over the past year! I will continue updating it into the forseeable future.


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