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Of course I'm not forcing you to do anything if you don't want to, but seriously, what have you got to lose? Five seconds of your life?
Firstly, the new PO works on Snow Leopard now without jumping through hoops, and secondly, what on earth do you mean shoddy is less buggy than PO?Honestly, whenever I've said "Shoddy" I, at least, have really just meant "simulators if enough people can get to them"; there were of course other differences, but the primary reason for favoring Shoddy over PNBS was that Shoddy actually worked on more operating systems. If PNBS were more widely supported (and okay, less buggy), I wouldn't have care which people used.
In other words, it makes absolutely no difference to me and there's no reason not to as long as enough people can actually use it.
I second this, tbh. It's a great idea not only because of those reasons above but because more or less everything competitive has moved over to PO. Last time I looked at Shoddy (which was ages ago, when most people started moving over to PO) there were like two hundred people on if you totalled all of the servers. And then last time I was at PO? Multiple servers were at their filling points, pushing two or three hundred people each and then tons of other servers ranged from anywhere like two or three people to fifty or sixty and greater. People for the most part like PO better, and there are tons more people/competition on PO as opposed to one of the older, more defunct programs like Shoddy/Netbattle. Plus PO is starting to cover stuff like 2nd and 3rd generation battling that Netbattle had to do before.We really ought to go for this, Kratos. I've almost never encountered a bug whilst running Pokemon Online, except when someone incites the bug themselves, by stressing the server, etc. PO offers a huge graphical improvement from Shoddy and Netbattle and is quite user friendly. If you're willing to host it, or find a host, then I think PO would be the right option for TCoD, and would offer a publicly accessible battleground for those who lack Wi-Fi.