Monday, 19 August 2013

Legendary Transfers, Ilex Forest, Game Rebalance

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Weekly Update

Welcome once again to another week at Sam and Dan Games. Let's get it started!



Game Rebalance

It's about that time again to rebalance the game. The problem that happens is that many of you are higher level so I tend to make the latest levels be a lot harder than they should be at that stage of the game. The problem is that as I add even more content new players can get stuck since the difficulty curve might be too high. What I do to rebalance is start a new game and try to play all the levels. The moment where I feel like I need to start grinding to move on then that level needs to be made easier. Either make the enemy be lower level, or have less health. Ideally in the final game you would never need to grind to beat the story mode.



I'm also retroactively adding TMs for the Gym leaders that you might have beaten.



Legendary Transfers

Last blog I asked in the comments what you wanted to see for this update. Some of you wanted to see the Legendary Beast from PTD1 to be transferred over. So this week we will see Raikou, Entei, Suicune and Victini be added to the transfer list!



New Moves

I won't be able to reach Soft Level cap 37 this week but I will add some of the moves from it, plus a few extra fun moves. Are there any specific moves that you want to be added next week? Let me know in the comments below.



Ilex Forest

The next map will be Ilex Forest. There won't be any new pokemon in it but there will be some pokemon in the wild that we hadn't seen before so that means new behaviours for them. You can expect to battle a pesky Farfetch'd and gain access to HM Cut.



Mystery Gift

Like most weeks, there will be a mystery gift this week. It looks like Ice is winning right now. It is interesting because if Ice wins, there aren't many pure or primary ice type pokemon left. There might not be a choice to vote for.



Cosmoid Update

Some interesting things are happening in the Cosmoids world, I hope to have something new to show you guys in the coming weeks, but for now there is nothing new to announce.



Okay so here is the list of progress



Weekly Progress



PTD2 Released!


  • Mystery Gift (100%)


    • Graphics (100%)

    • New Attacks (100%)


      • Sharpen (100%)

      • Haze (100%)


    • Stats (100%)

    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)

    • Add to Trading Center (100%)


  • PTD1 Transfers (100%)


    • New Abilities (100%)


      • Victory Star (100%)


    • New Attacks (100%)


      • Searing Shot (100%)


    • Stats (100%)

    • Add to Breeding Center (100%)

    • Add to Trading Center (100%)


  • Rebalance Game (100%)


    • Reduced the amount needed to level up by 30% (100%)

    • Fixed Zai's Unit Size in battles (100%)

    • Added Bonus Experience to the Zai Berry Fight (100%) - Bonus experience for pokemon level 10 and under.

    • Made the Shadow Pokemon have really high amount of HP in the Zai Berry Fight to prevent players from defeating it before being able to capture it (100%)

    • Added Bonus Experience to the Zapdos Fight (100%) - Bonus experience for pokemon level 15 and under.

    • Fixed a typo with Ash's Dialog on Cherrygrove City (100%)

    • Added Bonus Experience to the Falkner Fight (100%) - Bonus experience for pokemon level 20 and under.

    • Added TM Roost as a reward for beating Falkner (100%) - If you already beat Falkner the TM will automatically be added to your game.

    • Changed Falkner's dialog after beating him for the first time to include him saying that he gave you the badge and the TM (100%)

    • Added a missing Police Man for Violet City when you first enter the town (100%)

    • You can no longer go to Route 32 (south of Violet City) until you beat the Lugia battle (100%)

    • Added Bonus Experience to the Bellsprout Tower Fight (100%) - Bonus experience for pokemon level 20 and under.

    • Boss Bellsprout's wrap attack now has a longer cooldown but he now spins for only half the time before throwing out his wrap (100%)

    • Increased the cooldown on the small bellsprout's razor leaf attack (100%)

    • Added Bonus Experience to the Lugia Fight (100%) - Bonus experience for pokemon levle 20 and under.

    • Slightly increased the damage of Lugia's Gust Attack (100%)

    • Made the first Unown Fight easier (100%) - Lowered the level, hp, and chance to attack for the unown.

    • Made Entei's fight easier (100%) - Lowered the amount of damage the protector unit will take when taking entei's fireball attack. Lowered Entei's level. Lowered the Unown's level and HP. Lowered the amount of Unown that come out at a time and increased the time between unown coming out.

    • Fixed a type with Gary's Dialog before the Mewthree battle (100%)

    • Made Mewthree's battle easier (100%) - Lowered his total hp, lowered his damage to it's target unit.

    • Added TM U-Turn as a reward for beating Bugsy (100%) - If you already beat Bugsy the TM will automatically be added to your game.

    • Changed Bugsy's Dialog to mention giving you the TM (100%)

    • Made Past Route 29 Lass easier (100%) - Made her pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.

    • Made Past Cherrygroove City Kid easier (100%) - Made his pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.

    • Made Past Route 30 Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.

    • Made Past Route 31 Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.

    • Made Past Violet City Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.

    • Fixed a typo on Falkner's Dialog on Past Violet City (100%)

    • Made Past Ruins of Alph Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.

    • Made Past Route 32 Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.

    • Made Past Union Cave Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.

    • Made Past Route 33 Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.

    • Made Past Azalea Trainers easier (100%) - Made their pokemon more reasonable for the expected level at that stage of the game.

    • Made the fight against Bugsy easier (100%) - His pokemon are lowered level, have less HP. Scyther starts out slower and now attacks longer before buffing himself again. Ariados now has an initial cooldown on his spider web attack.


  • Ilex Forest (100%)


    • Map (100%)


      • Graphics (100%)

      • Triggers (100%)


    • Trainer Battle (100%)


      • Waves (100%)

      • Level Layout (100%)


    • Wild Fishing Battles (100%)


      • Waves (100%)


        • Poliwag (100%)

        • Magikarp(100%)


      • Level Layout (100%)


    • Wild Pokemon Battles (100%)


      • Waves (100%)


        • Caterpie (100%)

        • Metapod (100%)

        • Weedle (100%)

        • Kakuna (100%)

        • Pidgey (100%)

        • Zubat (100%)

        • Hoothoot (100%)

        • Paras (100%)

        • Oddish (100%)

        • Venonat (100%)

        • Psyduck (100%)


      • Level Layout (100%)


    • Farfetch'd Battle (100%)


      • Waves (100%)

      • Level Layout (100%)


    • Wild Pokemon Behaviors (100%)


      • Paras (100%)

      • Oddish (100%)

      • Venonat (100%)

      • Psyduck (100%)


    • New Attack (100%)


      • Cut (100%)



  • New Attacks (100%)


    • Seed Bomb (100%)

    • Drill Peck (100%)

    • Gravity (100%)

    • Giga Drain (100%)

    • Cross Chop (100%)

    • Extremespeed (100%)

    • Hydro Pump (100%)

    • Thunder (100%)

    • Fire Blast (100%)

    • Blizzard (100%)

    • Solar Beam (100%)


  • Your pokemon will now retain any extra experience they gained past the point of leveling up (100%) - They won't however instantly level up twice, you will need to gain more experience to trigger more level ups, but you won't lose experience as your previously did.



  • Bug Fix  - Rapid Spin not clearing out Stealth Rock (100%)

  • Bug Fix - Added Missing Attack - Lovely Kiss (100%)

  • Bug Fix - Shrinking a few pokemon - Furret, Ekans, Arbok, Slowpoke, and Dunsparce (100%)



That's what we have for you this week. As always keep checking back to see how I'm doing and let me know what you think! Sam out.

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