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Kyurem, SCE & plans for 2017

Forum-Index News Kyurem, SCE & plans for 2017
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:00 (1 Year ago)
A Frosty Creature

BREAKING NEWS: Kyurem seen in Emera Town --- Kyurem seen in Emera Town --- Kyurem seen in Emera Town --- Kyurem seen in Emera TownBREAKING NEWS: Trainers on the lookout for Kyurem --- Trainers on the lookout for Kyurem --- Trainers on the lookout for KyuremBREAKING NEWS: Retirement home "Ol' dood" throws winter party for Kyurem --- Retirement home "Ol' dood" throws winter party for Kyurem --- Retirement home "Ol' dood" throws winter party for KyuremBREAKING NEWS: Poor old man's butt bitten by Kyurem --- Poor old man's butt bitten by Kyurem --- Poor old man's butt bitten by KyuremMARKET NEWS: EMERAOIL +1.45% ↗ --- ROWAN SHADY BSNS. -45.6% ↘ --- OTTID COSTUMES +0.01% ↗

The legendary Pokémon, Kyurem has returned to Emera Town!
Like every year, Kyurem is searching for trainers who really care for their Pokémon and who show that love by interacting! In case you don't know yet how this yearly winter event works, I recommend you to check out the announcement thread from last year. The rules are exactly the same.

The Frosty Creature Event lasts until February 13th.

Speed Click Event

On January 7th and 8th (tomorrow and on Sunday), we are organizing dozens of Speed Click Events where everyone is invited to participate! As in every Speed Click Event, the rules are very simple: Interact as much as you can during a certain time period.
There are global interaction goals in every SCE - and when they are reached, there will be an x3 Interaction Multiplier until the next Speed Click starts (or until the next hour, in case of the very last SCE on Sunday).
Plus, everyone who helps to reach these huge goals will have a chance to win a Victini Egg! The more interactions you make, the higher are your chances.
The Victini Eggs will be distributed on Monday.

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New Pokémon from Alola

New at Rowan's Lab












New at the beach

Good Rod

Wishiwashi (School)
Super Rod

Good Rod

Super Rod

All of their evos are available as well - plus they are all breedable.

Plans for 2017

Before I start telling you about all the great things that I have planned for the new year, let me talk a little about last year and why it had gotten a bit more quiet during the last few months. Note that the text in the spoilers below is completely optional to read and is only for those who are interested in my personal review of 2016.

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You may have noticed that the general activity on PokeHeroes has decreased a bit lately. There haven't been any new bigger updates; there weren't many Event Distribution - and now there hasn't even been a spectacular event on New Year's Eve. Many of you were deeply disappointed - understandably. Fully understandable. I think it is needless to say that I am very sorry for this, I'm always trying my best not to let you guys down. But at the end of last year, the circumstances were sadly a bit different than in the years before. Let me explain why:

The beginning of 2016 was great - we've hit a new interaction record on January 13th; we've reached a huge milestone of 10 Million adopted Pokémon and we've also celebrated the grand opening of the Emera Beach! Things looked very promising.
But during the end of summer, things started to go a little south, especially behind the scenes - stuff that you normally don't really see. We've had the big Nugget Fraud in August (which you were all informed about), we had some issues with people who were trying to bring this website down with criminal actions, and some other problems that I don't really want to specify here now. Luckily that's all past now, so don't worry about that. But let me just say that it's been very stressful for me.
And when things on PH were at its very low for me, Real Life decided to participate in this and gave me a huge kick in the butt. :b Again, I don't want to go into detail here. Just that much: There have been sudden changes in my private life that I was not prepared for and which were a huge motivation killer - on top of all the stress that PH was already giving me.

And that was when I decided that I needed a break from everything. I really needed to slow things down - both on PokeHeroes and in my real life. I had to think about what's really important to me and how my future plans look like. I had to think about how I can be a good admin for this game and also be a happy admin. PokeHeroes has never been a job for me; it has always been a hobby. I do it because web programming is my passion and I also do it because I like offering you guys a great game that many people can enjoy every day. It's always a huge satisfaction when a new released feature or event receives positive feedback from you.
(On a side note, I do have a real job, actually. I work twice to three-times a week to be able to pay for my private life stuff (travelling, food, games etc.). I just never talk about stuff like that in public; I guess I'm not someone who likes to share details about his life outside of PokeHeroes.)
And the point is... this break really helped me clearing my mind and finding ways to achieve exactly this: Managing PokeHeroes as a fun hobby. Not as something stressful. And not as something that I do because "I have to".

So for the future I have planned to work on projects a little more different than I'm used to. Things like: Planning holiday seasons much earlier so I'm not stressed about Christmas Events during Mid-December. Or also involving the PH community much more in the process again - by looking what you guys actually want and by gathering feedback during the project planning. I want to be much more structured, so things are fun instead of pressuring. And hey - again - that's the purpose of this site: fun.

To conclude this text, I'd like to stress that all of these negative things are history now. I'm not telling you all of this to explain that things will continue to be bad in the future - no. I'm also not telling you this for pity - things have honestly been going strongly upwards again for me in the last few weeks. I am telling you because finally I found strength and motivation again to fully commit myself to the PokeHeroes community and to have fun again with my coding passion. The break may have been annoying, but it really helped.
So thank you all very much for your understanding and your patience, as well as your support!

Big GTS Update
An important part of this site will finally receive its long overdue improvement: As suggested and strongly supported by the PokéHeroes community (currently 400+ upvotes), the Global Trade Station will be completely renewed. After this update, you will be able to add multiple Pokémon to your trades/offers, as well as adding items & currencies to them. Plus, you will also be able to set trades as "private" so only selected users can see them.
The purpose of this update is to make trading faster & more fun, but also to reduce the risk of being scammed.

I have already announced this update in a feed about three months ago - and working on it has honestly been taking much longer than it should have. I completely underestimated the size of this project and it's still not finished.
I just want to make this update perfect this time, so every possible trading scenario is covered. Want to do regular 1:1 trades? No problem. Arranged a deal on the GTS forum and need to trade 3:3 Pokémon plus some Pokédollar? No problem. Want to just gift someone items? No problem either. Everything will be covered.
Trading will be made incredibly easy and you don't have to worry about setting up super complex trading arrangement with strangers which might result in scamming. Just add everything to one trade.

This update is currently my number one priority and I will not code any other feature before finishing this one. I won't promise anything yet, but I'm planning to finish the code already during January.

Community Updates
There will be several small updates to the community part of this site, including Friends-only feeds and the ability to hide your gender. I strongly support privacy rights and I will continue to give everyone the power to control what information/content they want to share publicly.

Legendary Pokémon
The legendary Pokémon, Reshiram, Zekrom & Hoopa will finally be released! (Yes, you heard right.)
We're already working on adding all of the Alola Pokémon, so it's really a shame that there a Pokémon from Gen V and Gen VI which haven't been released yet!

There will also be ways to get more Cosmog Eggs very soon.

New Special Events
Aside from our regular Winter/Spring Events (Kyurem, Valentine's Day, Easter Egg Hunt), I'm also planning to add a few other special events this year. There aren't any fixed plans yet, but I'm currently thinking about sitewide competitions similar to The Great Sheep Hunting. Feel free to post ideas for competitions in our suggestion forum.

So, hope you like the new stuff and are excited for the new year as much as I am! ^_^
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:03 (1 Year ago)
gotta hand it to kels for thos eamazing sprites omg



Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:04 (1 Year ago)
Wooh! Can't wait for all this new stuff!

Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:07 (1 Year ago)
where are my sea bunny children raikou this is absotuley unanceptabru

Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:08 (1 Year ago)
Definitely participating!

Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:10 (1 Year ago)
"Poor old man's butt bitten by Kyurem"


Edit: *sees the little comment in the lower right corner of the news post*
Hahaha, "hi mom" this just made me laugh for some reason XD
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:12 (1 Year ago)
Thank you for letting us know Riako we all love you and support you here just know we are people who will wait for you on matter the trouble!!
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:14 (1 Year ago)
Thank you! And take it easy! 2016 was hard on all of us, so have a better 2017 as well.

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Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:15 (1 Year ago)
Glad everything is going better for you now! I can't wait for these new changes and events, hopefully they'll make up for the ones I've missed since I'm still fairly new to the game. The content being added looks beautiful and I can't wait to have fun with these events. Best wishes!
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:23 (1 Year ago)
This year is gonna be lit.
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:24 (1 Year ago)


❦ call me mimi
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:29 (1 Year ago)
Riako is awesome
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:34 (1 Year ago)
Riako, two things:

1. I hope we can make this year awesome

2. I hope Turtonator can get released one day
I'm awesome!
And all those who are making suggestions that will make PH safer, I agree with you and thank you.
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:34 (1 Year ago)
yes!! zekrom!! a dream come true? indeed!
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:37 (1 Year ago)
Hmm.. *can't decide which SCE schedule I would want to participate and definitely not "forget" about when that time comes*

I can't wait for the new updates, new Pokemon releases (more Cosmog EGGS!) or even some new events as well..

And, it's alright to "take a break " once in a while.. since, "real life" is such a troll most of the time.

Anyways, this site (with its upcoming updates) is looking to have a pretty bright and ducky future..

Keep up the awesome work PokeHeroes Staff (all of the MoDs, Artists, Spriters, PH Wiki Staff and Admin alike) and "try" to stay away from "too much" stress-related stuff.

P.S. I really like reading through the "headlines" (click on that spoiler for more info)

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BREAKING NEWS: Kyurem seen in Emera Town --- Kyurem seen in Emera Town --- Kyurem seen in Emera Town --- Kyurem seen in Emera Town
BREAKING NEWS: Trainers on the lookout for Kyurem --- Trainers on the lookout for Kyurem --- Trainers on the lookout for Kyurem
BREAKING NEWS: Retirement home "Ol' dood" throws winter party for Kyurem --- Retirement home "Ol' dood" throws winter party for Kyurem --- Retirement home "Ol' dood" throws winter party for Kyurem
BREAKING NEWS: Poor old man's butt bitten by Kyurem --- Poor old man's butt bitten by Kyurem --- Poor old man's butt bitten by Kyurem

Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:37 (1 Year ago)
Quote from k1tk4tgotta hand it to kels for thos eamazing sprites omg

Definitely! Our spriters are doing an awesome job with the Alola Pokémon Sprites

Quote from JachariasKeep up the awesome work PokeHeroes Staff (all of the MoDs, Artists, Spriters, PH Wiki Staff and Admin alike)

Fully agreed, our Mods, Artists, Spriters and the Wiki Staff are doing a fantastic job! I am really glad to have all of these lovely people onboard. They really make this website much more fun for everyone; and without them it wouldn't even be possible for me to take longer breaks without constantly worrying about PH. I am incredibly thankful for that.
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 00:57 (1 Year ago)
I'm excited for the new stuff coming!! *w* And thanks for letting us enjoy this place as much as you do creating it
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 01:47 (1 Year ago)
@Riako thanks! now i have the means to shiny hunt the blood moon!

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Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 02:04 (1 Year ago)
Glad to hear that you overcame all those challenges. And amazing job by staff during all this time . Looking forward to see much more fun and life on PokeHeroes.
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2017 02:10 (1 Year ago)
Wow, that's really a lot of upcoming stuff!
Happy to hear you were able to overcome those problems.