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36 - Ruins of Alph

September 8th, 2016, 2:00 am

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Reply Surfersquid, August 9th, 2016, 12:50 pm

There's this thing called "historical preservation"; you might want to look into it.

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Reply Darius Drake (Guest), September 8th, 2016, 4:17 am

@ Comic: Sure. Historical sites that don't have a gimmick end up being looted and attacked by powerful but deluded organizations or individuals looking to kidnap that "Mythical" pokemon that "must" be hidden there. If we put up some fake puzzles similar to real ones in easier-to-reach places, we get to avoid the ruins being smashed for stupid reasons and, surprisingly, actually reduce foot traffic. All while also ensuring that archeologists actually come here to study the ruins instead of deciding that they know everything they need to know about it at a glance and going back home.

Reply Anon (Guest), September 8th, 2016, 6:09 am

@Darius Drake: So kind of a reverse psychology thing?

Reply Darius Drake (Guest), September 8th, 2016, 8:26 pm

@Anon: Not quite. More like allowing the "Villianous" Teams that seem to plague this planet easy access means that they're more likely to use that peacefully rather than invade, throw out the few real researchers, and dig holes in the ground or walls for a "Mythical" Pokemon that "must be there!" because there's a picture on the wall or a statue of it's there or something else completely random.

Reply Surfersquid, September 8th, 2016, 9:51 am

@Darius Drake: Hmmmm the Ruins of Alph make much more sense now! Thanks!

Reply Nashew, September 8th, 2016, 7:32 am

I see no problem with this.

Reply Lockman, September 8th, 2016, 9:18 am

I sort of like to imagine that things are usually so hunky-dory in the Pokemon world not because people are oblivious to obvious problems, but because with the help of Pokemon people have gotten most things pretty well figured out. Species like Alakazam, Lucario, and Lapras all probably allow for at least some level of communication between humans and Pokemon (Assuming Pokemon of different species can understand each other). Psychic-types and Ghost-types probably shed lots of light on historical sites like the Ruins of Alph, to the point that researchers know how the stone-puzzles work and that they're safe for civilians to interact with. Studying electric, steel, and rock types could lead to advancements in technological development, especially in terms of safety for humans and Pokemon alike-- in places like Route 32, where "nature meets technology", the Magnet Train rail hardly impacts the local environment. The presence of Pokemon really could lead to a more prosperous world.

Reply Surfersquid, September 8th, 2016, 9:55 am

@Lockman: I think you're absolutely right, and that's the sort of atmosphere the game developers seem to strive for. That's one of the things that I love about the games so much, is that emphasis on cooperation and harmony.

I... just like to mess with that because I have an awful sense of humor. :P

Reply Darius Drake (Guest), September 8th, 2016, 8:22 pm

@Lockman: While most of what you said is true, there's some problems with the thought that studying certain types of pokemon is responsible for technological advancements. Now, I'm not saying that they don't help, just that certain types of pokemon only come into existance due to Humans producing a certain level of technology.

Steel and Poison Types are the best example of pokemon coming into existence due to technological advancement. Many Poison Type pokemon imitate Human-Made Technological Advancements and their Side Effects (Grimer & Koffing, among others), while Steel Type pokemon are regularly imitations or variations of things Humans have made (Magnemite & Klink, among others). Even Zapdos preferred to live in an old Power Station, and that's ignoring the "imitation" pokemon, which were started by Voltorb.

Basically, what I'm saying is that Pokemon are unlikely to be the ones fueling development, but instead imitate and benefit from what Human Development achieves. If we look far enough into the far-future of the Pokemon World, I wouldn't be surprised to find "Digital" & "Manufactured" as possible new Pokemon Types.

Reply WiispNightmare, September 8th, 2016, 2:45 pm

"Wow, you solved that puzzle? We had pro Archeologists come in who couldn't! How'd you do it?"
"I moved the panels and formed a picture. Could you call an ambulance, I think I broke something in that fall."

Reply Surfersquid, September 8th, 2016, 2:50 pm

@WiispNightmare: Hehe.

Reply Torkie (Guest), September 8th, 2016, 6:17 pm

Historic Ruins I recently visited the UK and saw several historical sights.

Stonehenge is roped off from a certain radius, yes, which is really a shame (even though I understand and comprehend why).

But the Roman Baths (in the city of Bath, creative names there) ARE available for interaction. You can see the hot springs and the various rooms, the indoor swimming pools, etc., and it really is quite fun.

Not all historical sites are completely hands-off. :D

Reply Surfersquid, September 8th, 2016, 6:27 pm

@Torkie: Neat! That sounds like fun.

Reply Sanji (Guest), September 25th, 2016, 2:09 pm

@Torkie: That sounds amazing. o-o

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