You can take notes on Time Walk

Discussion in 'Compendium Notices' started by bulbasnore, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. kwisdumb

    kwisdumb New Member

    It's good to know that you would hurt the integrity of the game because you don't agree with rulings. I don't get how you can be so passionate about this ruling when it's obvious you could care less what happens to the game, as you're willing to break the rules and enforce rulings that don't exist.
  2. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Ironically, the rules against abbreviation and code actually constrain one's ability to take notes in a timely manner.

    I say keep the notes to yourself, but don't let the judges regulate what we say in our private notes. If I want to draw a smiley face to stand for PokeTurn, then by God, I should be able to, and nobody should hold it against me.

    P.S. For more devil's advocacy, if abbreviations are restricted, then doesn't that also mean we have to write out proper titles of things? Should I be writing "Team Galactic's Invention G-105 Poke Turn" to stay loyal to the rules? Is it not an abbreviation to call Team Galactic's Invention G-105 Poke Turn just "Poke Turn"?

    I don't know about you guys, but I'd rather not write out ~30 characters, or even an improper title, because there are just easier, more time-efficient ways to do things. Hence, code is good for notes, and good for the game.
  3. kwisdumb

    kwisdumb New Member

    I don't think any judge is going to have a problem with you writing "Poke Turn" or "Power Spray" or anything like that. I don't even think most judges would have a problem if you wrote "Spray" or "Turn".

    I think the only issues that might come up were if you were to write 'PT' and 'PS' for Turn and Spray, just because, although those abbreviations make sense, they're not instantly recognizable.

    Still, I guess it's all a matter of how your HJ/TO feels about it. I suspect most judges will be pretty fair with their rulings, particularly if you can easily explain to them what the abbreviations mean, showing that you're not trying to hide anything.
  4. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Also best to discuss it with them ahead of time rather than when they're about to penalize you for it!
  5. kwisdumb

    kwisdumb New Member

    Haha, yes, very true.
  6. Vegeta ss4

    Vegeta ss4 Iron Chef Leader

    Im not going to be ruining the integrity of the game, im preventing time extensions, which are annoying. I am also not a judge, im just speaking hypothetically.

    The rules are contradicting each other anyway, if the rule is no abbreviations will be allowed, thus time consuming.
  7. AyameHikaru

    AyameHikaru New Member

    It's the spirit of the law, not the letter of it. Again, it's individual to each judge, but

    "...abbreviations, or any other method of obscuring the meaning of the information..."

    is the important part. "PokeTurn" is easily recognizable. "TGIPT" isn't so much. ":smile:" definitely isn't.
  8. Jaeger

    Jaeger New Member

    I think this is one of those where common sense should be used.



    I don't see a problem with any of these they just don't want you to start using singles like a judge walks over and doesn't want to see an elaborate color or binary system in use here.
  9. Surskit

    Surskit New Member

    Why must judges be able to know what you're writing? Why can't I use a smiley face for PokeTurns?
    /Agree with Cyrus
  10. PkmnManiac

    PkmnManiac New Member

    Cause it could be considered cheating the system or just out right keeping secrets from your opponent, thus violating the Spirit of the Game.

    I mean, that's just me. ;)
  11. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Your opponent doesn't get to read your notes anymore, so it's not about keeping secrets from them.
  12. Azn_Master

    Azn_Master New Member

    I think you should just be able to look at all your prize cards if you time walk.

    Saves time and paper.
  13. pokemaster1970

    pokemaster1970 New Member

    So to be clear, we're allowed 30 seconds for each action? I had a judge tell me I had to write my prize notes in 15 seconds... Of course I'm the only one in my area that takes notes in a tournament, so maybe he was trying to use me as an example. I thought 15 seconds sounded a little Fishy....(Get that one Fish?) LOL
  14. Porii Sames

    Porii Sames Active Member

    I have agreed with this for so long.

    It just makes sense.
  15. PkmnManiac

    PkmnManiac New Member

    You're talking about after you use Time Walk, you have the right to check your prizes before choosing one??
  16. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    That's what they are suggesting.
    There is no such "right"
  17. PkmnManiac

    PkmnManiac New Member

    Well, I don't see anything wrong with it...I mean you did just check to see what your prizes are, so it's no longer a secret.
  18. Phazon Elite

    Phazon Elite New Member

    If my opponent asks me to wait for him to finish taking notes before making another move, I'm just proceeding through my turn. Not my fault if he can't keep up.
  19. raw19

    raw19 New Member

    Makes sense to me. My League judges are even allowing such.
  20. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    League is not a tournament.

    Guys, Pokemon has given you a benefit here of taking notes on this.
    Now that's not good enough and you want to be able to look at your prizes anytime you want!
    C'mon! Just take the freaking notes and stop looking to be spoon fed.

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