Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Back to the Story! Goldenrod's conclusion!

Want to get the Shiny Starters? Shiny Zorua? Shiny legendary dogs? Shiny Mew? or any other shiny pokemon in the game? Adopt them today using SnD coins! Click here for more info.

Visit the PTD: Pokemon Center - a place to trade pokemon, get your Daily Code, adopt Pokemon, view your items and change your avatar!

Welcome to the Sam and Dan Games Developer Blog!

Sam and Dan Games: Fundraiser! Phase 3


Help us keep making games and earn awesome prizes like Shiny Rayquaza, Cosmoid Starters for PTD 2 and Shiny Heatran!  
Our Goal: $50,000

Back to the Story! Goldenrod's conclusion!
We got the new server up and running! Hopefully things are running smoothly for all of you. This is a nice step in the right direction but it is not perfect yet. It took roughly two weeks to move everything over and transfer all the data. I had to do it alone so my apologies for the long delay between significant updates. At the very least I wanted to make sure you guys got Mystery Gifts and giveaways.

On a side note the Funding reached 20% wooo! Pretty soon I'll be adding more prizes but for now I will focus on PTD2 since we had 2 weeks of no new content.

So like the title of the blog says we will be concluding Goldenrod City this update. You will finish off Team Rocket and open of the poke mart which will have a large amount of new items to buy. It will also open up the other places even though some of them you won't be able to enter due to the destruction Team Rocket caused.

Percentage Damage Moves Change
There will be a change in how damage in moves like Fire Spin, Leech Seed, and statuses like Burn and Poison works. Instead of being based on a certain attack power they will be based on a percentage of health of the tower doing the attack. The reason it's based on the tower doing the attack instead of the target like the game is that if it's based on the target it will either do too much damage (like on bosses) or too little damage (when battling low level enemies). As an example Leech Seed will now do 1/8 of your total health as damage to the enemy instead of what it does currently. This should make these moves and statuses stronger than they are now.

Mystery Gift
Like every week we will have a Mystery Gift and a giveaway. This week Ground won and right now Hippopota and Numel are in the lead!

Lastly I want to give the first 50 people that read this a special giveaway for shiny Larvitar! The code is.... larvitar All larvitar have been taken! Thanks guys!

Weekly Progress
PTD2 v1.58 - Mystery Gift! Route 35, National Park, Route 36, and Route 37! Released!
  • Mystery Gift (100%) - Poison Type (Venipede and Stunky)
    • Graphics (100%)
    • Stats (100%)
    • Evolutions (100%)
      • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
      • Add to Trading Center (100%)
    • Game Change (100%) - Capturing a pokemon will now give you experience.
    • Bug Fix 1 (100%) - Goldenrod Cutscene not triggering after the fight when you haven't beat it before.
    • Bug Fix 2 (100%) - Pokemon can no longer spawn on top of other pokemon or objects that prevent them from moving.
    • Bug Fix 3 (100%) - You now have to beat the Azalea Gym before leaving to the next part.
    • New Pokemon (100%) - Yanma, Yanmega, Sunkern, Sunflora, Sudowoodo, Stantler
      • Graphics (100%)
      • Stats (100%)
      • Evolutions (100%)
      • New Ability (100%)
        • Sap Sipper (100%)
      • Add To Breeding Center (100%)
      • Add To Trading Center (100%)
    • Route 35 (100%)
      • Trainer Battle (100%)
      • Map Background (100%)
      • Wild Pokemon Waves (100%)
      • Pokemon Map Behavior (100%)
        • Nidorans (100%)
        • Growlithe (100%)
        • Yanma (100%) 
    • National Park (100%)
      • Map Background (100%)
      • Map Music (100%)
      • Wild Pokemon Waves (100%)
      • Pokemon Map Behavior (100%)
        • Scyther (100%)
        • Pinsir (100%)
        • Sunkern (100%)
      • Trainer Battle (100%)
    • Route 36 (100%)
      • Map Background (100%)
      • Wild Pokemon Waves (100%)
      • Pokemon Map Behaviour (100%)
        • Vulpix (100%)
        • Stantler (100%)
      • Sudowoodo Battle (100%)
    • Route 37 (100%)
      • Map Background (100%)
      • Wild Pokemon Waves (100%)
      • Trainer Battle (100%)
    PTD2 v1.57 - A meeting with Giovanni - Released!
      • Story Movie Scene (100%) - Made by Joel
      • Game Chance 1 (100%) - You will now get +1 pokedollar after every battle, including non trainer battles.
      • Bug Fix 1 (100%) - Fixed sometimes not being able to give a pokemon an item when they haven't taken damage.
      • Bug Fix 2 (100%) - Enemy pokemon, since they had boosted HP, were doing burn and poison damage that was too high. The damage has been normalize as if they had the same hp boost as the player's pokemon.
      • New Attacks (100%)
        • Focus Blast (100%)
        • Flash (100%) - Can only affect enemies. Lowers their accuracy by one level.
        • Poke Center (100%)
        • Poke Mart (100%)
          • Item Menu (100%)
          • New Items (100%) - X Sp. Attack, X Sp. Defense, X Accuracy, Guard Spec, Dire Hit, Revive, Full Heal, Burn Heal, Ice Heal.
          • New TMs (100%) - Flash, Protect, False Swipe, Light Screen, Reflect, SolarBeam, Focus Blast, Thunder Punch, Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Rock Smash.
        PTD2 v1.56.1 - Mystery Gift Released!
        • Mystery Gift (100%) - Ground Type (Hippopotas and Numel)
          • Graphics (100%)
          • Stats (100%)
          • Evolutions (100%)
            • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
            • Add to Trading Center (100%)
          • Attack Percentage Change (100%)
          • Confused damage will be based on a 40 power typeless physical attack done by the pokemon that is confused to itself (100%)
          • The attack Outrage will now work similar to Thrash and Petal Dance (100%) - The confusion status will not be applied until the attack has been used 10 times.
          PTD2 v1.56 - Executive Fight Released!
          • Team Rocket Fight (100%)
            • Hilarious Dialog (100%)
            • Battle Design (100%)
            • Battle Layout (100%)
            • Battle Waves (100%)
            • New Attacks (100%)
              • Houndoom's Flamethrower (100%)
          PTD2 v1.55.3 - Released!
          • Mystery Gift (100%) - Rock Type (Tirtouga and Dwebble)
            • Graphics (100%)
            • Stats (100%)
            • Evolutions (100%)
            • New Abilities (100%)
              • Solid Rock (100%)
            • New Attacks (100%)
              • Rock Wrecker (100%)
            • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
            • Add to Trading Center (100%)
          That's what I have for you this week, keep checking back to see how I'm doing! As always let me know what you think!

          Wednesday, October 9, 2013

          New Server Setup, Working Behind the Scenes

          Want to get the Shiny Starters? Shiny Zorua? Shiny legendary dogs? Shiny Mew? or any other shiny pokemon in the game? Adopt them today using SnD coins! Click here for more info.

          Visit the PTD: Pokemon Center - a place to trade pokemon, get your Daily Code, adopt Pokemon, view your items and change your avatar!

          Welcome to the Sam and Dan Games Developer Blog!

          Sam and Dan Games: Fundraiser! Phase 3
          Help us keep making games and earn awesome prizes like Shiny Rayquaza, Cosmoid Starters for PTD 2 and Shiny Heatran!  
          Our Goal: $50,000

          New Server Setup
          We got the new server last week but this week it's all about setting it up. The process of setting it up starts with transferring all the files over to the new server. After that all the databases have to be recreated and all the data from the old database needs to be moved over to the new one. This means that there will be a day or a couple of days that the trading center will be down while I make all the transfers. This also means that I need to spend a large amount of time making sure everything is working as it should and so there won't be a big content update for ptd2 this week.

          Mystery Gift
          There will be a mystery gift and a giveaway as always. This week Flying won the poll and it looks like woobat and rufflet are winning so far Rufflet and Emolga won! Keep the votes coming!

          Working Behind the Scenes
          We got some fun Cosmoid related things coming in the horizon. The artists, Joel, Evan and Kevin, are all hard at work on different projects and I hope that soon enough we will start rolling out the first one of them. I hope that I can work hard and fast to bring you these things as soon as possible.

          Weekly Progress
          PTD2 Trading Center Update Completed!
          • New Server Setup for Trading Center (100%)
            • Transferring the php files (100%)
              • PTD 2 Side (100%)  - 50 different pages
              • PTD 1 Side (100%) - Over 50 different pages
            • Your Trade Request Page will now be ordered by most request to least request (100%) This will become active after the new server is set up.
            • PTD2 - Pokemon will no longer evolve during trades if they are holding an Everstone (100%) - This will become active after the new server is set up.
            • Accepting a trade offer will now put the Pokemon in your Pickup area instead of your profile (100%) - This will become active after the new server is set up.
            • Seperated the 1-2 Cost Trainer Adoption pages into two pages (100%) - This will become active after the new server is set up.
            • Optimizing the old files for better performance (100%)
              • Reducing the amount of database calls on certain pages to increase performance (100%)
              • PTD2 - Adding Transactions to Breeding, Trading, Adopting, etc (100%) - This will prevent pokemon from going missing after completing any of these task due to the server going down.
            • Transferring Pokemon Center Database Data (100%)
          PTD2 v1.55.2 Released!
          • Mystery Gift (100%) - Rufflet and Emolga 
            • Graphics (100%)
            • Stats (100%)
            • Evolutions (100%)
            • New Abilities (100%)
              • Motor Drive (100%)
            • New Attacks (100%)
              • Defog (100%)
              • Volt Switch (100%)
            • Add to Breeding Center (100%)
            • Add to Trading Center (100%)
          • Added Honchkrow to the Search Pages (100%)
          That's what we have for you this week! Let me know what you want to see for next week update in the comments bellow or on twitter! Thanks!