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Pokefarm has come back to life!!

I'm super excited to see so many familiar faces. I would check back on these forums from time to time, hoping to see some activity, and always going away disappointed. This site was like my little online home away from home all throughout college, really. So it's really awesome to see the gears turning again! I've missed you all!!

So I used to blog about a bunch of random junk; I basically used the blogs here as my own personal diary. But I've grown a lot in the couple of years since then, and reading back on old entries, I'm actually a little embarrassed! It's a little weird to think that I thought anyone cared to read such trivial junk about my personal life! SO, even though I'm going to make an effort to be active again like I used to be, I'm gonna maybe... Not do that with the blogging so much? I mean, an odd detail here and there is one thing, and I'll admit that during that time of my life, it was a really great outlet to be able to write about stuff I had going on, and it helped me get through some stuff - but I can do that privately!

I will provide a brief update, however. I am at the same company, but I have moved up the ladder quite a bit so that now I run the whole place as manager. During the time that I was on my own Pokefarm hiatus, I ran into quite the slew of medical problems that landed me in the ER a couple times and I had to get some procedures done - turns out, I have an autoimmune disease (that means my immune system, that normally fends off sickness from the body, attacks my own body's cells instead of the bad stuff). It's in my thyroid, skin, intestines, and joints; which means I am often in a lot of pain, I can't eat a lot of different foods, and I have to take a LOT of medicines. It really had me down for a while, but I'm learning to adjust to my new lifestyle. Oh and at the same time as all this was happening, a moron ran a red light and totaled my car, so that was real fun, too. I'm still with the same guy I met right before my Pokefarm hiatus started (referenced in my last couple entries), and we've since moved into a house together, and it's pretty freaking sweet. In our spare time, we've been playing a lot of Dominion, Arkham Horror, and Android: Netrunner (all of which I highly recommend), getting our vidya game-age on, and learning to cook various international cuisine.
In summary, I had a really rough year (2011) followed by a decent year (2012), and now I'm looking to 2013 to up the ante into a year of AWESOME.

But anyway, like I said, I do want to be an active member of the community, now that all our members are coming out of the woodwork again, and I really want to participate in all the goings-on. But I have a problem. Unfortunately, by the time Black and White came out, I was so involved with other things, plus I could barely feed myself so buying games was out of the question. So I never got around to playing Black&White. So now I see all these posts about events for Gyropoopfase and trades for Monkeebutthed and features like Shiny Amulet Tower Dreams and... I'm so lost!!!

I have some catching up to do...

SO! Does anyone still read these blogs? If so, can any of you give some advice? Is it worth buying a (used, therefore cheaper) 3DS in order to be able to play X&Y when they come out? If I do that, will I be able to play Black&White on it? Is it even worth playing Black&White so long after its release? Should I just only play X&Y, or will I be lost completely if I skip a gen? And most importantly, are there any new Pokemon that threaten Phanpy's rightful claim to the Throne of Best Cutest Most Awesome Pokemon Ever?!

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  1. Sorgatani's Avatar
    SO! Does anyone still read these blogs?
    I still do...

    If so, can any of you give some advice?
    I will try...

    Is it worth buying a (used, therefore cheaper) 3DS in order to be able to play X&Y when they come out?
    Only you can really answer that, but my recommendation is on the XL - I tried my sister's 3ds and found the screen a bit too small. In addition, the 3D is optional - most of the time, I don't even have 3D turned on.

    If I do that, will I be able to play Black&White on it?
    Yes. The 3DS can play regular DS games as well as 3DS games. It can't play GBA cartridges of course, but there are a few downloadable GBA titles.

    Is it even worth playing Black&White so long after its release?
    I'd recommend B2/W2 over B/W. I personally found a lot more to retain my interest in those than in B/W.

    Should I just only play X&Y, or will I be lost completely if I skip a gen?
    No idea, but you would be waiting until October, so you have a while to think about it.

    And most importantly, are there any new Pokemon that threaten Phanpy's rightful claim to the Throne of Best Cutest Most Awesome Pokemon Ever?!
    If you read Gen VI discussions, people seem very receptive to Fennekin, but I don't think anything's really going to topple phanpy from your perch.

    Great to see you back!
  2. HMTKSteve's Avatar
    Welcome back!

    It is great to see people online again and I have been updating what I can. Expect a lot more after February (trying to close on a house right now)!
  3. Kay's Avatar
    Taaaaniiii I've missed you <3
    Thanks for the advice!! I see what you mean about the XL... I'll be keeping an eye on eBay!

    And Steve! I'm so glad you sent that message telling me that Pokefarm was up and running!
  4. meeker's Avatar
    It's always great to see you again, especially when you come accompanied with a blog entry. It's nice to see that some efforts made in the farm have brought back some fantastic members. I'd very much like to answer your questions, but it seems Tani's already done that for me. However, in regards to your question of whether or not you'll be lost if you skip a generation, I'd you shouldn't feel obliged to play Gen V, but it would be worth checking out a site that has a pokedex so you can learn the 'new' pokes and the 'new' movesets of Gen V.

    Let's just be honest, no pokemon could ever compare to Phanpy in regards to cuteness.
  5. Kay's Avatar
    Meeeeekerrrrr hiiiii!!!
    Thanks foranswering my questions! That's a good idea, if I can't find B&W or even just the time to play them, heh. And that was my favorite part of D/P, too - I hadn't played since R/B, so I met so many new pokes, and it was so exciting!
  6. Kurt's Avatar
    Hi, Kay; good to see you back! Everyone answered the Pokémon questions (and since I haven't played B2/W2, I can't answer anything on that front anyway), but I will say one thing...I've thought the same things when I go back and read old forum/blog posts. :/ lol I recently started a personal website (my name .com) and I'm making sure to post about things that interest me, rather than posting specifically about myself and my life, haha.

    Cheers to upgrading to an "awesome" 2013!!
  7. Kay's Avatar
    Haha I'm glad I'm not alone on that

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