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Pokemon Reborn: Recent News -
Warnings and Properly Enforcing the Statutes of Reborn -
On 03/17/2015 by TacosAndFlowers

As you can probably determine from the title, this announcement pertains to a few new warnings, and a warning that many of you have probably never heard of, that I’d like to bring to all of your attentions. 

 

So, first of all, what are warnings? 

Warnings, for those of you who don’t know, are a way in which the staff members enforce the rules by giving warning points to rule-breaking members.  These warning points vary in quantity depending on the severity of the committed infraction.  Not all warnings give points, and these points will decay over time.

 

So, what's the big deal about warning points?

Well, warning points actually affect your privileges on Reborn, and can stack up quicker than you might think.  Also, the consequences for these warning points will become increasingly severe the more you receive.  Additionally, the more severe the infraction is, the longer that incident's warning points will stay.   Below is a list of consequences for receiving these warning points.

 

1 point : The user is no longer eligible for voice (but they won't lose it if they already have it)
3 points: The user loses voice if they have it
5 points: The user loses ace if they have it, and is no longer eligible to obtain it. Locked users may be unlocked.
7 points: The user is put on post-preview, meaning mods must approve their forum posts.
9 points: The user is locked on the server until they have 5 points or fewer.
10 points: The user is permanently banned on both the forum and server. Appeal is possible after 6 months if the ban is respected.

 
How can I keep myself from acquiring warning points?
Well, the easiest way to refrain from receiving warning points is to make sure you've both read and understand the Reborn Community Rules.  By ensuring that you follow these rules for both the server and forums, you shouldn't need to receive warning points.
 
What were the additional warning points mentioned previously?
As stated above, there are two new warnings as of now, as well as a warning we'd like to enforce more.  These warnings are for Inappropriate Profile, Public Call-out, and Signature Length Violation.
 
Inappropriate Profile
One of the newer warnings, this warning pertains to inappropriate content displayed on a member's profile.  This covers any offensive or inappropriate content found within a member's About Me, Signature, Trainer Card, Name, Profile Picture, or any other aspects of a member's profile.  The amount of warning points received for this infraction is 2.  Keep in mind, a member will not receive 2 warning points for each inappropriate feature found in the profile for one incident, but multiple incidents can call for an additional 2 points.
 
Public Call-out and the Proper Way to Handle Rule-Breaking Members
Public Call-outs refer to incidents in which a member calls out another member publicly for breaking a rule.  While it sounds perfectly alright, it can often times make the situation worse.  There are often incidents in which a member will commit multiple infractions on the rules in a brief amount of time.  Because there is not much time for immediate moderator reaction to the incidents, some members end up taking on the responsibility of verbally warning the member.  However, there seems to be a tendency in which people get irritable and respond in a rather pugnacious manner.  This causes an unnecessary amount of negativity and often will add fuel to the fire.  To try and prevent scenarios such as this, I'd like to bring your attention to the new Public Call-out warning.  This warning applies 0 warning points, but still gets across that the moderators are displeased with the scenario without having to publicly call-out themselves.  An alternative to calling-out is to use the Report Button, a function that is convenient for both the members and staff when a situation needs to be resolved.  We ask that you use this function instead of verbally warning another member.  For additional information regarding the Report Button, I ask that you read this rather handy thread.
 
Signature Length Violation
Signature Length Violation is perhaps one of the least enforced rules within the forum, used so little that most people aren't even aware of the issue.  As stated in the Community Rules, it is asked that your signature not exceed the height of 2 Reborn Trainer Cards.  This height does not include the standard, automatically-included Reborn Trainer Card.  Large signatures tend to be disrupting to users who do not want to use the function to ignore them, and can often cause unnecessary lag when loading pages.  Because of this, we'd like to more commonly enforce this rule.  The warning that corresponds to this violation applies 0 warning points.  However, as stated before, it is to inform you that the moderators do care about the length of your signature and ask that you keep it small.  If you would like to include more in your signature, I recommend you use the [scroll] tags,
 
So, in short, we are introducing and reviving three warnings that we hope can keep the forums a better and more positive place, 
 
~Tacos and Staff

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14.6 Bug Fixes. -
On 03/08/2015 by Amethyst

Close your eyes, and pray that none of our changes got overwritten.

 

While this release will not purport to be entirely stable, the goal of 14.6 is to make the 14.5 changes remotely, uh... playable. This download includes the following fixes:

  • Partner trainer error
  • Opposing double battle trainer error
  • Sucker Punch error
  • Grassy Field healing
  • Rocky Field flinch error
  • Salon crash
  • Honey tree inconsistency
  • AI error message
  • Aftermath errors
  • Eject button error
  • Defog completion
  • Wasteland trap area
  • Electric parlyzation
  • Taurosception
  • Poison Heal error
  • North Aventurine Woods crash
  • Mossy stone
  • Fur Coat/Underwater damage error
  • Shiny Woobat/Chespin issues
  • Link Stone failure
  • Lingering Illusion error
  • Spinel Town crashes
  • Route 2 errors
  • Rotom has learned overheat
  • Multiple minor issues

14.6.2 fixes:

  • Double battle partner issues, again
  • Double Power Item script hang
  • Opposing trainers in doubles and singles failing to send out Pokemon

 

As before, this will not be replacing the main download links on the game page, so please download it from here:

 

(Updated 3/8/15 8:55 AM EST)

Click!

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Heyyyy, you're cute! -
On 03/01/2015 by Amethyst

And so is Cain.

what

 

Thanks to a very talented friend of mine we've gotten some 'official' art up in here, starting with one of Reborn's most popular characters! As a result, I'm proud to announce that for the first time we actually have a wallpaper for users, both PC and Mobile, to download and use for themselves!

 

cainbanner.png

 

Click the above image to go to the page, or find it on the main site or at this link. This wallpaper comes in a total of 12 resolutions, so your machine's size is nearly guaranteed to be covered. Unlike him. Cain fans, do try to control yourselves.

 

Do enjoy the wallpaper or at least the art!

And, stay tuned, because Cain isn't going to be alone for too long...

(31 replies)
Reborn 14.5 Update -
On 02/27/2015 by Amethyst

About time.
 
So in case you've missed the dev blog post about it we've got a 14.5 update coming out. Like our past X.5 updates, this is NOT a content release (sorry). However, we had to make a number of significant changes:

  • ORAS content
  • Essentials v15 update
  • Additional anti-lag map adjustments
  • All moves/items/abilities implemented
...All of which you can read in more detail about in the dev blog forum and linked topic. In any case, some of this stuff (especially the last two bullets) can be pretty dramatic changes in which simple oversights will cause fatal crashes. Although we've already ironed out the worst, please DO NOT consider this a stable release. We will appreciate any reports of issues in it, hence the public release, but all players in 14.5 are advised to save frequently. For these reasons, this download will not be replacing the links on the main game page.
 
Additionally: 
PLEASE do not save outdoors in any of the following areas before updating-
You will have a bad time. Indoors is fine:
  • Reborn City
  • Chrysolia Forest
  • Spinel Town
  • Route 2
Additionally, consider visiting a Center in the update -before- using moves like Teleport.
 
Again, please remember that this is an unstable, non-content release and adjust your expectations accordingly. The download link is below the hulking change-list. 
 

NOTE: Pre-Agate dive areas will not be accessible until the canon return to those locations
  • * 1st-4th and 6th gen shiny sprites have been recoloured. And Woobat. Because we seriously get a "bug report" about Woobat's sprite like every three days, c'mon. 5th gen and Mega sprites will receive shinies in future updates. 
  • * The following abilities have been scripted, fixed or technically improved in some way:
Cheek Pouch Aroma Veil Telepathy Pressure
Analytic Infiltrator Parental Bond Symbiosis
Moxie Pickpocket Magician Gooey
Primordial Sea Desolate Land Delta Stream Teravolt
Turboblaze Illusion Flower Veil Aftermath
(All abilities are now implemented)
  • * The following moves have been scripted, fixed or technically improved in some way:
Dragon Ascent Origin Pulse Precipice Blades Copycat
Protect Detect King's Shield Spiky Shield
Endure Wide Guard Quick Guard Final Gambit
Fusion Flare Fusion Bolt Diamond Storm Steam Eruption
Flame Burst Magnetic Flux Fairy Lock Ally Switch
Last Resort Hyperspace Hole Payback Wonder Room
Fell Stinger Crafty Shield Quash After You
Me First Flower Shield Retaliate Rototiller
Thousand Waves Powder Electrify Ion Deluge
Sky Drop Mat Block Thousand Arrows Electroweb
(All moves are now implemented)
  • * The following items have been scripted, fixed or technically improved in some way:
Eject Button Red Card Rocky Helmet Air Balloon
Red Orb Blue Orb Prison Bottle Assault Vest
ORAS Mega Stones
(All items are now implemented)
  • * The following areas have been touched up to reduce lag, at least a little:
Byxbysion Wasteland Chrysolia Forest Peridot Ward
Beryl Ward Spinel Town Jasper Ward
Opal Ward Central Obsidia North Obsidia
South Obsidia Route 2
This has the effect of resetting some trainers and other events in the area.
  • * The timing of sending out Pokemon has been updated to properly happen at the end of a round, instead of before end-of-round-effects or mid-attack in double battles.
  • * ORAS Megas have been implemented (note: This does not mean already available)
  • * Diancie, Hoopa and Volcanion have been implemented
  • * Heavy Rain, Harsh Sun and Strong Winds have been added
  • * Ally Switch's effect has been altered to switch the user with a Pokemon in the party on -1 priority
  • * The 7th Street and Agate Circus move tutors have been updated to ORAS Moves. A new tutor has been added to each place.
  • * All HMs have been converted to TM-variants and can now be forgotten at will
  • * Quick Jump Tauros have been added to the ends of Route 1, appearing after a certain part of the story
  • * IV Breeding issues should be resolved
  • * Ability Capsules should be more reliable
#---------------------------- Base Essentials changes (v15.0)  ---------------------------#
  • * The following abilities have been fixed or technically improved in some way:
  • Abilities activating on damage
  • * The following moves have been fixed or technically improved in some way:
  • Sweet Scent Helping Hand Assist Fling
  • Grudge Destiny Bond
  • * The following items have been fixed or technically improved in some way:
  • Honey Repels Quick Claw Shell Bell
  • Life Orb
  • * Pokémon can now relearn a move it knew when the player obtained/hatched it.
  • * Chance of a wild encounter when using Rock Smash is now 25%.
  • * Fishing was made easier.
  • * AI improvements/tweaks
  • * Weather now tints to time of day
  • * The enemy party balls in battle against two opposing trainers now have 3 balls for each trainer, rather than all 6 for the first trainer.
  • * Pokémon holding Exp Shares now gain Exp even if there are no non-fainted Pokémon who would gain Exp normally from the opponent (e.g. because of Selfdestruct).

 
Please consider keeping your base E14 file until the E15 release, in case there are any major issues in 14.5 you need to work around. Your save file will be compatible with either version, except in cases of saving in the above-listed areas.
 
Click here to download!

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Class Up -
On 02/23/2015 by Amethyst

You know after 5 years of doing this I'm really starting to run out of interesting titles for promotional news posts.

 

Let's start with the server. We've been a little short-handed on the mod-erinos lately, so we're pulling in a mass draft here. Each to cover each other, we've got all three of Jericho, Hilda, and Cowtao stepping up to bat for the big @ on Showdown! The trio's coming in hot off the press from forum moderation, so you know the place will be in good hands.

 

But wait, there's more! With several forum mods redirecting their attention to the server we also wanted to get an extra hand or two (well, preferably two since I don't know how many one-handed member's we've got...) helping out around here. For that, we're welcoming Tacos and Flowers* to the staff!

 

*Soon to be just Flowers because tacos tend to get eaten pretty quickly around these parts.

 

Congratulations to the four of them, and from me, thank you all for your continued, and in the last case, upcoming effort and hard work.

 

 

 

As an aside, showdown registration. Showdown, showdown, showdown... oh goodness. I have been told by a potentially reliable source that registration is open and I submitted our request several days ago. I have yet to hear back, but as always, it's really just an 'any day now thing'. God bless server registration........

 

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