April 8, 2010
Rules To Follow:
-No spamming allowed (This includes workers). If you want to do that, go to a separate chat or Spam Kingdom where it is appropriate.
-Negative comments will not be tolerated. If you have nothing nice to say, keep it to yourself.
-Do not ask when the arena will be released. It may or never may come; it's out of the question.
-If you're not a worker, don't post here unless you have a question regarding to this topic.
-Naruto Board rules apply here just as any topic is.
-Do not post your application here, there's a recruitment topic for that and it may or may not be available to you depending on time and current status of this topic.
-If you're not a worker here, don't post your Pokemon creations unless their outside of this thread.
-Do not quote a long post, it counts as flooding and will be treated as spam. Instead, say the name of the person who you're talking to and post.
-Do not rip any kind of work here. It stays where it is unless the original owner of the work gives you permission.
Tasks for workers- No deadline as of now
-To all Character Creators: To refresh your skills, we’d like you to make your own version of Pikachu (Not one that you made from before). Follow the format of the new template and rules.
-Character Balancer: Check through the Pokemon list in the drafted session and mention which characters are too complex for kids to understand then make suggestions to them. If a character creator is finished with their Pikachu, balance that first.
-Pokemon Gfxer: Standby till further notice. If wanted, you can make avy/siggys sets for the P-A crew.
-Topic Organizer: Check through the entire first page (The first 5 posts) and verify if all links are working and there are no grammar errors. Report any changes you made on the topic.
-Friday September 10th, 2011: 4th Pokemon-Arena Draft topic opened. Recruited with new members and graphics layout.
-This will be updated once the topic has been fully released for 6 hours or more.
Day 1: May 17th, 2009
-Mirrorforce was simply making a collection of Pokemon characters until Fissp gave him the idea of making it into something bigger, something many people have waited for the longest of times. Mirror had his doubts thinking this was a mere joke, but just to confirm, a poll was made to see the results. 2 months passed and the outcome was overwhelming!
Seeing how people were fascinated with this idea, a new crew came into play and the arena was taking action. All works and characters were posted in Mirror's Collection topic since no official arena topic was created yet. Everyone was warming up getting used to work they'll be doing in the future.
First Official Draft: June 2nd, 2009 (Click)
-An attempt to make a draft became a failure due to lack of preparation, communication, gfx and organizing. This topic was ignored thus the work continued on Mirror's collection topic until sometime in August, 2009
July ??, 2009
-The loss of a loved admin of Pokemon-Arena lead to some distress and grief. He became perma-banned after ignoring too many mod requests of less spam. Ever since, he left the boards and never came back putting members in a pickle. His name was noobpwner, will always be remembered as an admin and a dear friend
August 5, 2009: (Click)
-Lack of communication came into place when this draft was made however the results were successful finally having a place where all work can be stored for all organizers to access. This was the time when the most motivation took place, characters were made every day and when all members were active
September 2009-January 2010: The Downfall
-A new draft page was expected on October of 2009 but it never came due to laziness and lack of motivation. Workers were still making gfx, characters and such but members started to leave and some became too inactive. This was the time of stand-still where nothing new arrived, all was the same.
March 2010: The Death Walk
-The moment arrived when Pokemon-Arena was about to die. Action was desperately needed and this was the time when members were the most inactive. Train and Mirror decided to close down the arena shocking many members and putting some into despair. This was the month where Train and Mirror both kicked into high gear to get the new thread done.
May-August 2010: Up Another Level (Click)
-Summer rolled by and Mirror was nowhere to be found in this topic. Hyuuga and Train decided to lead while he was gone and started the training of coding. Some dear workers have left but that doesn't mean we're quitting, we've came too far to quit now. This was the time of editing old characters and improving them to the final stage.
September 2011: Returning From The Grave
-After 8 months of inactivity, 3 of the original P-A members decided to team up again and give this topic another try due to its popularity. A handful of veteran workers have retired and a new crew has set in. Will this topic gain its formal glory with the new batch arriving? Only time will tell.