Pojo Team; A New Beginning- by Daniel "Nemesis" Simpkins
Pokemon, I'm afraid, is at it's all time lowest state. Yes, you heard me correctly. I know when to be optimistic and when, not to be, and right now, things are looking dismal for Pokemon. But don't throw out all hope yet; a new 'spin' on the way you play might change all of that.
Enter an ingenious format called 'team battle'. Instead of head to head (1-on-1), you now can play with a partner as can your opponent! Of course, there are different rules for many of the cards and 'plays' you can make, but we will discuss all that later. What's important is the fact that the thing that has made many games like Poker, Spades, Canasta, etc., successful, long-term games, will now be incorporated into Pokemon! Also, keep in mind that those games mentioned above have 52 card cards to chose from as opposed to our hundreds.
Lately, our online league hasn't been doing so well... And rightly so! Who wants to play a game that is dominated by a select few cards, and virtually unchanged by newest sets? On top of that, many people have become exasperated with some of the rulings that the company that owns this franchise are making. While all of this may or may not be valid, the fact remains that those days are nearly done. So, we've made a league just for team battles! Another major change that will come from this is the loss of the main program used to play Pokemon at this point (Apprentice), and the gain of a new program that supports multiplayer battles and single battles alike. (CCG Pro) But we'll cover that in our next section.
By now, you may be thinking something to the effect of "Sounds like a good idea. Now how can I play online?" In this section, I will give you a step-by-step procedure to follow. Even those of you that are somewhat computer illiterate should be able to do this rather easily.... If you want to play, a little knowledge of the Pokemon TGC is neccesary, as well the ability to download files and run them.
1. Go to http://mirc.com/
and click on 'Download Mirc' on the sidebar. Follow
instructions on the page and download the program. This will
serve to help you talk to the people online that can further
help you/ play games with you.