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The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby touchy 16 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:58 am

Surfine wrote:
Charmander wrote:wow btw pba had good story

I agree


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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby Jdogg-90 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:52 am

and so pba is back, time to make some more history! (:
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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby John-117 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:49 am

Jdogg-90 wrote:and so pba is back, time to make some more history! (:


On what exactly? xD the 2 year absence.of PBA , depature of kyro (the end kyro's golden rule)
There should be something to talk about.:o

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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby PrincessPhoenix » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:38 pm

halot wrote:
Jdogg-90 wrote:and so pba is back, time to make some more history! (:


On what exactly? xD the 2 year absence.of PBA , depature of kyro (the end kyro's golden rule)
There should be something to talk about.:o


History is always in the making :p Let's see from what I can remember...

For many months after PBA's closure in 2011, the hopes of it being brought back was uncertain. The effects of its departure were felt across most of the Kyro-related games as well as the IRC network that hosted PBA's channels. It was rather quiet after a year, but far from dead (except for PBA's channels which were pretty much abandoned or on lockdown). There were countless rumors of PBA being either re-branded or re-created by fans of PBA but none of them came to pass, or if they did, it failed and was never seen or heard from again. Sharks constantly bugged Kyro about the future of PBA, but because of the heavy legal consequences for Kyro that would follow if he reopened PBA, he pretty much declared that he would never bring it back. And thus a year passed and people did their best to move on.

Sometime in 2012 (not too long after PBA's 1 year anniversary of closing), Kyro introduced us to someone named Jazzbang. He was originally brought onboard Kyro's team as the main financial investor of MBA (another game Kyro was working on at the time), but he also gained an interest in PBA and its history. While our main focus throughout the year was on other things, in the second half of 2012 Kyro decided to give Jazz total ownership of PBA. When we heard the news it was quite of a shock, could PBA really be returning from the grave?

Yes. Yes it was. Soon the game was back online but kept restricted while some things like the original donation page and advertisements were being edited by Jazz. Meanwhile we began to poke around to see if there were PBA staff still around who could be immediately reinstated upon PBA's opening. The return was still kept under wraps so we (actually, Sharks was the one that did nearly all of the contacting) had to be discreet about inquiring if the former staff were still interested in their positions XD. Some like The_Tommo were pretty easy to find since he still visited the IRC channels of other games, some could not be contacted at all, and some returned only for a day but disappeared/left because of life.

On October 1, 2012 PBA was reopened to the public under Jazz's ownership. And as an even greater surprise, nearly all of the account data was still in tact which meant people's accounts were restored as is, with all the Pokemon, money, profile comments etc. Jazz also bestowed a second name upon PBA- PokemonBattleInferno.com.

In addition, this time around Sharks is now one of the devs and has been improving various things around the site.
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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby John-117 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:06 pm

very very nice history PrincessPhoenix. very interesting to read :D

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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby Joey » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:07 am

History lesson taught me a lot PP :rofl: Thanks :inlove:
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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby Elrine » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:41 pm

nice :/

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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby Joey » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:25 am

So much history is one teeny post ♥ Nice!

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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby John-117 » Thu May 09, 2013 2:17 pm

I think PBA history needs another update ;O *pokes PrincessPhoenix...*

Perhaps the sharks fail era ( or perhaps a more meaning full title such as The Rise of the Sharks)? :/ :/

or perhaps the rise and fall of the troublesome John otherwise known as the era of 117! >_> |(

or some random person can think of some exciting history to add :P *think rem should do it :p*

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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby Sharks » Thu May 09, 2013 2:53 pm

John-117 wrote:or perhaps the rise and fall of the troublesome John otherwise known as the era of 117! >_> |(


There was never a rise.
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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby John-117 » Thu May 09, 2013 4:19 pm

Sharks wrote:
John-117 wrote:or perhaps the rise and fall of the troublesome John otherwise known as the era of 117! >_> |(


There was never a rise.


pretty much LOL. But how about The Fall Of The troublesome John :/ :^)

or perhaps something about you sharks? document your time on PBA! :D

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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby hockey51 » Thu May 09, 2013 7:52 pm

You could probably rip off a story about your "rise"
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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby John-117 » Thu May 09, 2013 7:53 pm

hockey51 wrote:You could probably rip off a story about your "rise"


yh as a stoy about rest in pieces John-117 :\

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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby PrincessPhoenix » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:21 am

It's been one year since anyone contributed, so...this wall of text of mine was requested by John-117. This is also a heavily abridged version because I type too much.

As with many games resurrected from the dead, it came with a handful of problems. One of which was the old bugs, errors and security flaws that existed before PBA's closure. For several months Sharks was given the headache of having to fix as much broken code and vulnerabilities that he was able to, and as usual there were always people lurking about that love nothing more than to exploit any weakness that they could find.

Due to the closure, many of the former staff had become busy with other things in their lives and so they no longer had the time to help out with PBA, most of them are not currently here even to this day. For a while we had a staff person who had a large variety of nicknames (which included but was not limited to: PrincessEuphemia, Derpyhooves and StockingAnarchy) who was brought on board to help Sharks with the game but long story short, it didn't work out and caused more headaches than solutions. Yes I am leaving a ton of things out on this part since this alone would be like 5 pages long.

Sharks was also busy during the year with game developments, many of which were suggestions made by users. A few new novelty forms were added to PBA since its opening. In December of 2012 Bulbasaur (Ditto-face) made its appearance and in January of 2013 Rayquaza (Zenith), Plusle (Divine) and Minun (Divine) were released onto the maps. A few official special forms (like Kyurem Black and white) also appeared, but only in gold form. Stat bonuses were added to all special types, and IV points were also fixed so that they were random instead of straight 16s. The skills page was also edited so that you could now assign skills to any slot you want.

A new special type called Void was introduced to PBA in August of 2013. They appear as black and purple Pokemon with a faint purple glow, and they have became popular with players fairly quickly. Since they are rarer than shinies on the maps and yards, they stirred the in game economy a bit more as people wanted to collect and sell them.

Sharks also made a couple of improvements to yards. You could now see how many Pokemon were in a yard by viewing the person's profile page (which helped to reduce yard scams) and you could also now release up to 25 Pokemon at a time instead of 1. Many yards were created by formerly lazy people as a result of this. And most interesting of all, wild Pokemon encounter levels now randomly went up to about level 14.

There have also been many sprite fixes, and a mass accept/reject all friend request button was added from suggestions posted by players. People requested that a Pokemon's exp be viewable in battle so the exp is now displayed for each poke at the beginning of a battle. Sharks also added an itemdex to the game that listed where an item was attained and what it did, which greatly helped with evolution-item inquiries. The Pokedex and the My Pokedex page were also merged and revamped to provide more information with less clicking.

Achievements were added in 2012, and a Challenges page was added later in 2013. Achievements gave you game wide challenges such as collecting all the shinies of a region, or having a certain amount of battle wins. This generated a fair bit of interest because a completed Achievement count was displayed on your profile. What the Challenge page did was give you 3 Pokemon to seek out and originally own, and if you acquired them all within 24 hours you would receive a Pokemoney or credit prize.

There were numerous mini fixes that were also done but it would take up too much space to post here.

On July 15/16, 2013 (depending on your time zone) PBA's little sibling game, Pokemon Elites, re-opened to the public. Unlike PBA, Elites had a fresh re-open so everyone had to make new accounts, which both upset old players who formerly had PBAE accounts but also gave an equal chance to all players to work for the top scores. Elites varied from PBA in that it had a different layout, level limits went up to 5000, goldens were map findable and voids were the donation bonus. Yards also had all Pokemon marked as legendary banned from it so that the value of legys would not plummet to the extent that it did on PBA. And it was also possible to find second and third stage Pokemon on maps and yards. Sharks was also placed in charge of this game so updates to both PBA and PE were usually released equal to each other.

And so, within the full year PBA has regained its foothold and also its sibling game. Now onto year two of PBA's return, which has yet to be experienced!

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Re: The History of 'PBA' - Definitive Text

Postby John-117 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:02 pm

marvelous PrincessPhoenix Marvelous indeed!

What a way to summarize the first year of PBA 's return :D

Offtopic: according to ash, you made a mistake on the offical forms part.

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