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A question about the GTS

Postby TriertStrikesBack » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:42 am

Is it true that the moment you ask for a legendary or shiny pokemon in exchange for a comMon, that your soul is automatically preloaded into hell?
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Re: A question about the GTS

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Re: A question about the GTS

Postby Kausa » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:07 am

No your soul is loaded into hell the second you ask for a level 5 legendary in exchange for anything.
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Re: A question about the GTS

Postby Tobi » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:21 am

^Which is also an event legendary, which makes it so that it is not possible to trade no matter what.
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Re: A question about the GTS

Postby Midnite » Sat May 02, 2015 5:54 am

Kausa wrote:No your soul is loaded into hell the second you ask for a level 5 legendary in exchange for anything.


Well, actually, some legendaries are legitimately available at low levels, such as any legendaries obtained from Pokemon Radar, and the infamous Lv1 Regigigas. What's worse is asking for Lv9 and under evolutions that are completely impossible to obtain at that level. How are we supposed to even obtain a level 9 Hydreigon...?
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Re: A question about the GTS

Postby Jeffery Mewtamer » Sat May 02, 2015 1:00 pm

The real question is why we're blaming people for making impossible requests instead of blaming GameFreak for not even attempting to code the GTS in a way to prevent such requests or filtering GTS results to only display requests you have a match for by default?

Seriously, would it have been that hard to code a "minimum valid level" variable for each mon(set to lowest level encountered in wild for mons found in the wild, set to evolution level for mons that evolved via level-up if lower than lowest wild encounter level, and set to level of event mon if an event version is released at a normally impossible level without having an anti-GTS ribbon) and rejecting requests where the maximum level is below this value(and bumping up the minimum level of a request to this value)? Also, the GTS would be a lot less frustrating to use if searches only returned trade requests asking for something I have(with the option to expand the search to requests for things I don't have if I feel like gambling on a trade offer still being there by the time I can obtain the requested mon.

Hardly seems fair to blame players for taking advantage of lazy coding or making mistakes that are only allowed because of said lazy coding. Note that I'm assuming most people making impossible requests are less mature players who either want to show off their prized mons(even if they're crap by any meaningful standard) without risking it getting traded or not realizing that the request is impossilbe but the GTS doesn't reject impossible requests.
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Re: A question about the GTS

Postby Rajikaru » Sat May 02, 2015 4:56 pm

You should still blame the players, that'd be like not blaming robbers because there was a minor flaw in security. They're still guilty for having the bad conscience to exploit it instead of helping fix it.

That being said GTS is useless once you learn about sites like Smogon that have forums with dedicated trading sections, full of nice people who are willing to make good trades or even donate, plus you can get pokes in rare balls, pokes with good IVs, egg moves, whatever you want. Hell, some even take commons for more rare pokemon or depending on the Pokemon, will take it for part oft heir collection. It's really awesome.
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Re: A question about the GTS

Postby Kausa » Sat May 02, 2015 10:34 pm

You have the option to exclude legendarys from your search now, but that still doesn't fix all the level 5 dragonites people want >.>
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Re: A question about the GTS

Postby Jeffery Mewtamer » Sat May 02, 2015 11:25 pm

Nova! wrote:You should still blame the players, that'd be like not blaming robbers because there was a minor flaw in security. They're still guilty for having the bad conscience to exploit it instead of helping fix it.


I'd have to call poor analogy. Players making impossible requests on GTS are harmless whereas a competent robber can ruin lives with their crimes. Plus, we're talking a bad design decision that GameFreak has neglected to fix accross six games.

To make the analogy more accurate, it's more like a business man walks into the lobby of his building to discover some not quite vandals have hung up posters with inappropriate imagery because the night watchman fell asleep at his post, and it keeps happening. Eventually, said night watchman's going to get fired for failing to keep out trespassers even thoughsaid trespassers aren't doing any damage to the building.
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Re: A question about the GTS

Postby Tobi » Tue May 05, 2015 2:12 pm

Kausa wrote:You have the option to exclude legendarys from your search now, but that still doesn't fix all the level 5 dragonites people want >.>

It's not really a legendary exclusion, more like a uber exclusion. Pokemon like Moltres are still shown :I
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