My Last Compendium EX Update

Discussion in 'Compendium Notices' started by bulbasnore, Feb 2, 2008.

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  1. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    The Rulings Compendium is a service, hobby, passion & obsession. And man, Team Compendium has been hanging with it for a while! Check this out:

    "[FONT=&quot]Beginning around February 2000, Wizards of the Coast began to hold weekly chats in which players could ask any ruling question."
    -- Compendium History

    Did you know, we still have 3 of the founding members of Team Compendium? They took over the Compendium database from Koriboros when he moved on just a few months after the Chats began: Big Daddy Snorlax, Chrisbo & PokePop. Wow guys, 8 years this February... you ROCK!

    The current Compendium EX succeeded the original WotC Compendium in late summer 2003. The EX version is about 4 and 1/2 years old!

    I took over the updating of the Compendium EX from its original web author, IPGeek21, in Summer 2004. If you look inside the code, you'll still see his mark. There have been a few changes to make it easier to update and keep consistent style -- editing a single HTML document with 13,673 lines at 616 Kilobytes is a bit like 'tipping' a Piloswine, you need some judo -- but by and large its still the same document I inherited in 2004.

    The info is solid, and as accessible as Chrisbo and the guys can arrange it. Still, I'm really amazed at the fact that no one has ever called me on our 'signature' typos or completely out of date hyperlinks. If you're thinking now might be a good time to stow some comments about that kinda stuff for the EX, you're too late!

    Eight years after the chats started we've arrived at the end of another era... the last update has been made to the Compendium EX. The document will be there for your reference, just like the original, for as long as there is a Pokemon TCG Rules Compendium, but the Compendium LVX is coming later this month. There are a host of additional features in the new document and a whole new Compendium site coming. Please stand by!

    I think this is a good time to take a moment to say thanks to the Pokemon USA folks. When the Compendium EX was started, the TCG was on the ropes. Collecting was down and Organized Play was out. Our beloved and sometimes whacky POP folks, Dave, Mike, Pete, Susan, and all the rest at Pokemon USA, rescued a signature product of a fine brand. We in TC are grateful to have a wonderful game and enjoy doing our part with our work on the Compendium. Special thanks to Master Trainer Jimmer, who not only puts up with his dogged Rules Team members, but enjoys us and the meetings. Are you nust, man?!

    There is more to come, but for now the Rules Team has prepared a solid final update with rulings on Flash Cannon (you thought we forgot), a few of the Bring Down questions, the recent Errata for Electrode & Bannette, Dark Genes vs. Downer Material, Shocking Tail vs. Waterlog and Dice vs. Rock, Paper, Scissors -- plus more.

    Thanks to each of our readers for your support of the Compendium.


    Kim, for Chris, Mike, Rich & Tymon -- Team Compendium EX - Feb 2008
  2. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Congrats on the long time achievements & Am looking forward to Compendium X!
  3. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    Thx for all that the team does! :clap:

  4. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    level x?!

    Nice, Kim!
  5. PKM4

    PKM4 Compendium Publishing Assistant

    You guys do a great job and I'm sure I speak for everyone in the pokemon community to Thank you and that we appreciate your hard work.
  6. Red5bv06

    Red5bv06 <a href="

    Whew, I thought this was a retirement thread at first!

    Keep up all the great work you guys do. I'm positive the OP would be nowhere near where it is today without YOU guys.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2008
  7. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    Thank you for all of your hard word. The Compendium is invaluable to players and judges. Good luck with the future.
  8. Shellshock929

    Shellshock929 <a href="

    Thank you so much for all the efforts you've put up. I highly appreciate it, and I look forward to Compendium X.
  9. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Not ready for that, but I could do so now, and not leave the team in the lurch... more news on the features that make that possible after Compendium LVX is released, mid month.

    I just thought I'd mention while I am replying to Red5bv06's comment, that there is a new poll up on the Compendium Site, and it would be really great to get any responses or comments you folks would like to provide.
  10. loppe

    loppe New Member

    I had to say: thank you for your work! It's really appreciated.
  11. doomsday24

    doomsday24 Member

    I agree, thanks for all the hard work that you fine folks do here. :thumb:
  12. pat460

    pat460 New Member

  13. P_A

    P_A Active Member

    Wow, I don't know what to say, and i'm NEVER at a loss for words!

    Guys ..... (with a tear in his eyes ...) Thanks.
  14. meganium45

    meganium45 Active Member

    This is the most elite set of resources any TO has at his fingertips.

    You all have done an elite job in not only dealing with keeping this updated, but also in dealing with people who have a tendency to get impatient from time to time.

    Kudos....woot and chaw!

    Thanks Kim and the rest of the team!

  15. Chairman Kaga

    Chairman Kaga Active Member

    I thought that the first time I saw that headline, too :smile:

    Anyway, you all should be excited about the next Compendium. Trust me :biggrin:
  16. dld4a

    dld4a Feature Writer

    The Compendium level's up from EX!

    Awesome! Woot!! Woot!!!

    Can they make a card that does that too?
  17. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Only if it's also delta species.
  18. Poke Granny

    Poke Granny New Member

    sorry if I sound stupid but what does itmean in laymans language, Compendium lv.x
  19. taurik

    taurik New Member

    I think it just means it's the next major revision/rewrite of the document. The original was just the Compendium, the next revision was EX (named for the EX Pokemon), and this one is Lv. X, named after the new Pokemon Lv. X that are being created in the Diamond & Pearl sets.
  20. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    The Compendium is a document (series of documents, I guess) where every single ruling made about cards for the Pokemon Trading Card Game has been collected and organized for player and judge reference.
    We've been doing it for 8+ years now, so we're about to shift into our third document.
    We hope this version is more user friendly. Bulbasnore has incorporated some new features and the document will be more responsive to changes over time.

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