Saturday, August 27, 2016

Appraise My TempleCon - Updated

Episode 42: the answer to life, the universe, and the PokeProblemsPodcast. This week, Tenku No Oni guest hosts with the Wolf Doctor. We (including Miz Sylver) are at TempleCon this weekend! It started on Thursday, and ends Sunday, August 28th. This afternoon, we are running the Get Super Smashed Bros. Doubles Tournament, starting at noon. There are awesome trophies for the winners! Tomorrow, Tenku No Oni is running a Heartstone Last Hero Standing Single Elimination starting at 10 am. (He has the fortitude to get up early!) Miz Sylver is running a D&D 5th Edition adventure Sunday afternoon that she wrote called the Temple of Fire & Ice, starting at 2pm. This is an adventure that uses pre-made characters, so you do not need lots of background to play. Both of these events still (as of writing) have slots available, and they try to squeeze in standby players, so if you are interested you should go. Templecon has day passes available as of this writing, so come on down!

Miz Sylver is appearing at Tacticon Colorado! September 1st through 4th. Friend of the podcast Mayhem's Muse is one of the organizers.

The September Pokemon of the Month is Victini!

The new Pokemon GO update added a new feature to the Pokemon profile menu: between Favorite and Transfer, there is now an Appraise choice! Your team leader will appear and give you a rundown of how your Pokemon stacks up. Your leader will use several code phrases that are based on the Pokemon's IV's. We've talked about IV's before, they are essentially stat bumps that are different between individual specimens of a species of Pokemon. A Pokemon with higher IVs will have higher total stats at a given level and at maximum level. We mentioned IV calculators before, but the new Appraise feature is meant to substitute for external apps by giving you a hint at your Pokemon's IVs. Several websites have tabulated correlation between the phrases said by your team leader and your Pokemon's IVs. We discuss how we feel about this feature, which is "meh"?

Listeners, I just want you know that we will be experiencing technical difficulties in the next few weeks, due to some issues with our hosting. We are working on a new solution to our hosting, but for the next few weeks expect some turmoil! We hope to have an episode up for you next week, but if one doesn't appear, don't send out a search party, we are probably just still figuring things out!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you attending TempleCon? Have you found the new Appraise feature in Pokemon GO useful? Do you want to host our podcast? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!

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