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WOTC CHAT REPORT
April 5, 2001

Well, no major announcements this week. But MT_Pat was on vacation, so Dark Master Trainer Mike (aka DMTM, DaíBoss) was filling in for him instead.

Aside from all the rollicking frivolity about Maple Bars and such, there were a few tidbits of information to be found...

SUPER TRAINER SHOWDOWN (STS):

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #32 from bikabee22:

I take it no info on the format of ECSTS Is ready to be unveiled to the public yet huh?

master_trainer_mike says, "KEYWRECKT!" master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #91 from indigomaster33: can you give us a list of things the permission slip will need and do we need them for the STS master_trainer_mike says, "This is if someone else (not a parent or guardian) is bringing anyone under 13 to the STS." master_trainer_mike says, "The under 13 participant just needs to have a letter stating that they have permission to participate in the STS and all that entails. It should be signed and dated by their parent or guardian." master_trainer_mike says, "This is due to the fact that there will be press there and so the parents have to give permission for their child to possibly have their" master_trainer_mike says, "picture taken. Just by giving them permission to participate, this is covered."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #167 from pokemaniacbill:

Are you going to be at the STSQ? If so, doing what? darkmt_mike says, "Not this time:(" master_trainer_mike says, "sorry but we wonít be at any QTs outside of the Seattle event. We will be at the ESTS"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #306 from tyais:

The QTs are now run by independent tournament operators correct? Has Wizards set forth a basis for which the QTs should be ran outside of the normal DCI rules? As well, can players be assured that playing space will be large enough? master_trainer_mike says, "they go through a check process and we stay in contact with them to make sure they do a good job, if you hear of any troubles do let us know so we can improve the process"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #311 from lugia_401:

Will there be a MAX people restriction at the QTís? like if I get there and the place is like "filled"

master_trainer_mike says, "I would get there early, the 1 day events may get really full"

NEO 2: DISCOVERY:

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #44 from acended_saiyan:

Hi. How are you? I am fine. Is Neo 2 delayed till June? darkmt_mike says, "We are fine as well! Yes it is."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #95 from soslowpoke:

Is there any chance that Neo:Discovery will come out before June?

darkmt_mike says, "Probably not."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #48 from bloodix:

Are there going to be any Non Holographic cards in the Neo Discovery Set? And are their going to be any metal or dark energies in the neo 2 set? master_trainer_mike says, "Wait and see!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #65 from trovtwo:

So, I take it since the theme decks are on your site you will keep them as they are now right? master_trainer_mike says, "The pictures are up but there are not any card lists and wonít be until the product actually comes out."

darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #77 from marril2000: when is the Neo Discovery check list going to be listed on the Wizards site?

darkmt_mike says, "When the product comes out!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #49 from trovtwo:

What can you win in the Neo2 contest?

master_trainer_mike says, "Check out

http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/main.asp?x=nd_rules

<http://www.wizards.com/pokemon/main.asp?x=nd_rules> "

master_trainer_mike says, "Mostly product and gift certificates."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #72 from lugia_401:

Why canít we enter for the Neo2 contest? us canadians. master_trainer_mike says, "what problems are you having??? IT IS OPEN TO CANADIANS!!!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #130 from lugia_401:

RE:q-72 Then why does it say ONLY legal US residents only

master_trainer_mike says, "I didnít see that, I saw it saying it followed

tax and laws based on the US. Iíll check again!!"

master_trainer_mike says, "Ok, I just talked with people upstairs, my

apologies, the Neo 2 Discovery contest is ONLY open to US citizens."

master_trainer_mike says, "Due to vagaries in international law (and this

includes Canadian law) it is only open to US residents. Sorry."

master_trainer_mike says, "We will work with the promotions staff to try and

get future events open to Canadians."

PROMO CARDS:

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #24 from trovtwo:

So the Entei promo will consist of: the Entei promo, ad card with neo2 contest and pichu promo? master_trainer_mike says, "NO!" master_trainer_mike says, "You will get the Entei promo, and an ad card that tells you about the neo 2 contest and about how you can get the promo pichu at the pokemon league next season." master_trainer_mike says, "Only 1 promo!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #82 from lugia_401:

If you donít get an entei card from the movie can you still get pichu at the league? master_trainer_mike says, "Yes!" master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #168 from soslowpoke: are stores allowed to hand out Pichus on Saturday? master_trainer_mike says, "no" [CHRISBO NOTE: They are supposed to wait until Season 4, which doesnít start until Sat. March 14.]

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #360 from feralshade: any way to get a promo pichu other than the activity? is gym leaders discretion? master_trainer_mike says, "nope, only through the activity"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #87 from soslowpoke: any future promos you can talk about? master_trainer_mike says, "Can?? Yes :) Will?? No!"

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #353 from phoenixaudubon:

Will all of the card from the Pikachu World Collection Set be released in English? If so, through what span of time?

master_trainer_mike says, "Yes eventually"

POKE-MONUMENTS:

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #63 from phoenixaudubon:

Whatís a "World Trainer Center"?

master_trainer_mike says, "That is the next monument that we are building along with your help at the ESTS. Based on the World Trade Center, you can bring your favorite trainer card, sign it and be a part of Pokemon history." darkmt_mike presents the speaker with question #33 from indigomaster33: how many trainer cards can be placed on the World Trainer Center? darkmt_mike says, "One per person at first. And then will see."

master_trainer_mike presents the speaker with question #121 from cokomon:

Where are the Leaning tower of Pika and Space Weedle right now?

darkmt_mike says, "Right by the customer service area."

master_trainer_mike says, "hidden in the same warehouse with the Ark of the

Covenant"

That is all,

  • CHRISBO

 

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