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2014-03-01 04:29:00 AM
Thank you Based Helix
 
2014-03-01 05:14:47 AM
Lord Helix, forgive us for not giving you the honor of dealing the final blow.
 
2014-03-01 07:52:17 AM
"...100,000 virgins..."


ftfy

/joking
//maybe not
 
2014-03-01 11:54:36 AM
I came as soon as I heard.
 
2014-03-01 11:57:15 AM
i1.kym-cdn.com

Magnificently done, twitchy ones. Now on to the next quest...
 
2014-03-01 12:08:20 PM
Next up, Twitch plays Global Thermonuclear War.
 
2014-03-01 12:51:12 PM
Wait, does this mean I have to lighten up on the misanthropy and see the value of cooperation?

Way to ruin everything, Twitch.
 
2014-03-01 12:53:35 PM
Subby, the correct tag is colored red, white, and blue.
 
2014-03-01 01:10:33 PM
So which one of them is the very best?
 
2014-03-01 01:16:07 PM
gnosis301
I came as soon as I heard.

lionsdenu.s3.amazonaws.com


BattleFrenchie28
Wait, does this mean I have to lighten up on the misanthropy and see the value of cooperation?

No.

Dear god no
 
2014-03-01 01:18:09 PM
Praise the Helix, and his apostles Bird Jesus, and Battery Jesus. Thank the S.S. Ticket for it's never ending formation, and Bulbasaur's cry for carrying us through. We were guided past the ledges by Lord Helix's command. The elite four had never seen the Secret Key used so many times.

/RIP Abby, Jay Leno, Dux, DigRat, and all the rest from Bloody Sunday. :(
//Veteran of the battle of Zapdos
/// HAIL HELIX!!
 
2014-03-01 01:33:29 PM
Can I get a little rundown on the significance of the Helix Fossil, the ledges thing, the deal where some outclassed Pokemon managed to kill one of the big bosses all by itself, etc.? I played Pokemon Blue through once, about 15 years ago, and have only the vaguest recollection of how it worked, but I thought this project was kind of cool and want to better understand some of the gameplay achievements in it.
 
2014-03-01 01:34:18 PM
What the heck is this? I see it everywhere....
 
2014-03-01 01:54:05 PM

Doogles4221: /RIP Abby, Jay Leno, Dux, DigRat, and all the rest from Bloody Sunday. :(
//Veteran of the battle of Zapdos
/// HAIL HELIX!!


You must discard your crutches if you are to become a true Pokemon master.
 
2014-03-01 01:55:26 PM
i.imgur.com 
A god. A messiah. An angel. A king. A prince. A dragonslayer.

/PRAISE HELIX
 
2014-03-01 02:00:56 PM

Uzzah: Can I get a little rundown on the significance of the Helix Fossil, the ledges thing, the deal where some outclassed Pokemon managed to kill one of the big bosses all by itself, etc.? I played Pokemon Blue through once, about 15 years ago, and have only the vaguest recollection of how it worked, but I thought this project was kind of cool and want to better understand some of the gameplay achievements in it.


This summary is a week old, but its covers most of it and is the best one I can find. http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/22/twitch-plays-pokemon-its-history-hi g hlights-and-bird-jesus/

The underdog fight was a level 30 something venomoth going up against a Dragonite (one of the most powerful in the game) at twice its level. It managed to poison it than disable its most powerful moves. My neighbor must have been wondering what all the cheering was about but I have to listen to that shiat during college basketball season so deal with it.
 
2014-03-01 02:05:09 PM

Mjeck: What the heck is this? I see it everywhere....


Twitch PLays Pokemon is/was... a very odd, social experiment. Using a slightly modded version of Pokemon Red (I *believe* it had the ability to get all 151?), and a chat bot that would take every single chat entry that was a game command and execute it in the game (up: PResses up. A: Presses A, etc.), 15,000 people (and then quickly growing) tried to. Uh. Simultaneously control the protagonist of Pokemon Red, to try and beat the game.

Later, two modes were added that could be voted for: 'Democracy' mode, And 'Anarchy' mode. In 'anarchy' mode, things stayed as they had in the beginning: Every single chat input that was a command was executed. In 'Democracy' mode, Only the input that had the highest number of 'states' in a certain time period was executed. This was added because some areas of the game (like the Safari zone) would have been *IMPOSSIBLE* without the possibility of democracy mode.

Uzzah: Can I get a little rundown on the significance of the Helix Fossil, the ledges thing, the deal where some outclassed Pokemon managed to kill one of the big bosses all by itself, etc.? I played Pokemon Blue through once, about 15 years ago, and have only the vaguest recollection of how it worked, but I thought this project was kind of cool and want to better understand some of the gameplay achievements in it.


Not sure about everything else, but the Helix Fossil thing was basically:

One of the items you can get in the game is a 'key item' called the Helix Fossil, which you can eventually get 'revived' into an ancient pokemon. If you try to use it at any other point, you get told "Red! Now's not the time to use that!", etc.

... Due to it's prominence in the bag, the fact hat it could not be thrown away, and the fact that the players were baasiically spamming hat commands in anarchy mode, the Helix Fossil got used as an item. Frequently. In situations that made absolutely no sense.

This evolved into the meme of "CONSULT HELIX FOSSIL", as though it were some sort of mystic oracle, which then evolved into "Helix fossil is a god", etc etc.
 
2014-03-01 02:10:35 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-01 02:13:35 PM

Pichu0102: [img.fark.net image 428x1500]


Good God, that's a perfect example of the cherry on top. Shivers and all that.
 
2014-03-01 02:16:52 PM
Felgraf:


My God....
 
2014-03-01 02:18:30 PM

Ted_Crisp: Next up, Twitch plays Global Thermonuclear War.


How about a nice game of chess instead?
 
2014-03-01 02:47:17 PM

Mjeck: Felgraf:


My God....


Yes. And they *MANAGED TO WIN*. I didn't think they'd even get past the SAFARI zone (Costs money to get in, has an item you need, has a pre-set step limit before you're booted out. There was a potential for the game to enter an unwinnable state!)
 
2014-03-01 02:49:18 PM

ArtosRC: Pichu0102: [img.fark.net image 428x1500]

Good God, that's a perfect example of the cherry on top. Shivers and all that.


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-01 03:13:10 PM
I did not bother watching it i preferred to keep my sanity.
 
2014-03-01 03:33:12 PM

Uzzah: Can I get a little rundown on the significance of the Helix Fossil, the ledges thing, the deal where some outclassed Pokemon managed to kill one of the big bosses all by itself, etc.? I played Pokemon Blue through once, about 15 years ago, and have only the vaguest recollection of how it worked, but I thought this project was kind of cool and want to better understand some of the gameplay achievements in it.


When you have to walk along the top of a long ledge without falling, a single person pressing down can screw you over.  Twitch has a 20+ second lag, so what users see happening at any given time is based on the commands they gave 20+ seconds ago, not at that same time.  So it's very very easy to end up with bad commands.

The AI picks moves whose types are super-effective against what they're fighting, even if those moves don't do damage (e.g. stat boosts).  So there were a few match-ups that were guaranteed victories.  The All-Terrain-Venomoth beating the Dragonite was one such match.

One of the 2nd generation Pokemon games will be up next tomorrow morning; the countdown is on the stream.  In the meantime, Zelda, apparently.
 
2014-03-01 03:41:37 PM

Pichu0102: [img.fark.net image 428x1500]


I barely, kinda, followed the game (a coworker was up on it), but that's a really, really, cool picture, and whoever made that should keep doing art, it's rare to encapsulate something so insane so simply and beautifully.
 
2014-03-01 04:19:59 PM
And not a single shower had in the whole time period.
 
2014-03-01 11:02:34 PM
I watched about 30 minutes of the stream one night and I'm really in awe of the whole thing. Pretty neat concept but... I quote:

Jesse Cox @JesseCox
You know you're officially "too old for this shiat", when you see Twitch plays pokemon and think "lots of people just wasted their time".
 
2014-03-02 01:17:37 AM

star_topology: I watched about 30 minutes of the stream one night and I'm really in awe of the whole thing. Pretty neat concept but... I quote:

Jesse Cox @JesseCox
You know you're officially "too old for this shiat", when you see Twitch plays pokemon and think "lots of people just wasted their time".


I value Jesse's opinion over anybody's who participated in that thing. And especially over anybody who ran bots to manipulate the input or troll the game.

/enjoying the respite from the slammed chat servers, at least until they start it back up for Gen 2
//I think they would do well to do a fighting game. Button mashing could be taken to a whole new level.
 
2014-03-02 09:59:43 AM
I would watch 15 to 20 minutes of it at a time. Kudos to anyone with the actual patience to do that.
 
2014-03-02 10:23:47 AM
Imagine if we gave all these dorks typewriters.

In an infinite amount of time they might randomly manage to write Star Trek.
 
2014-03-02 10:32:08 AM
I think a roguelike like Moria or Nethack would be cool to twitch play. All the commands are text based and the games have a lot of depth.
 
2014-03-02 01:18:24 PM

Prophet of Loss: I think a roguelike like Moria or Nethack would be cool to twitch play. All the commands are text based and the games have a lot of depth.


Chinpokomon is really the only thing it's going to work well with, since forward progress is guaranteed and there's no real penalty for death.  The biggest existential threat to completing the game was the burglar who trapped them behind a wall and a table.
 
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