GTA

GTA fans are convinced shroud is secretly playing on NoPixel server

Published: 20/Feb/2021 22:11

by Julian Young

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The NoPixel RP server has been a hotbed of Twitch content in 2021, and some perceptive viewers believe they’ve discovered evidence that shroud has been secretly participating in the GTA V shenanigans.

More than seven years after its release in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V remains an extremely popular game for both casual players and content creators. The open-world sandbox title has kept its popular status on Twitch and YouTube in large part due to RP (roleplay) servers.

Roleplaying in GTA allows streamers to create any kind of content imaginable, and entire Twitch communities have been formed around this concept. NoPixel is the largest GTA V RP server, with dozens of roles for players to take on and limitless opportunities for content creation.

The server exploded in popularity when many big-name content creators picked it up after the NoPixel 3.0 update. While streamers like xQc and Forsen — among dozens of others — have been streaming their NoPixel gameplay for weeks, some viewers on Twitch believe that shroud is also active on the server, but is playing in secret.

Penta Twitch GTA 5 NoPixel RP Shroud Car
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Some sharp-eared Twitch viewers believe they overheard an undercover shroud on the NoPixel RP server.

While streaming his NoPixel gameplay on February 19, content creator PENTA bumped into two other characters in a nearby car. Roleplaying as a police officer, the streamer asked the driver of the vehicle “Where’d you steal that car?” to which the character responded, “I stole nothing, sir.”

Immediately after the second player started talking, PENTA’s Twitch chat exploded as his viewers pointed out the other player sounded like shroud. Dozens of chats flew by as people speculated whether or not the character really was the Canadian streamer or just someone who sounded similar.

After a minute-long conversation, the clip ended as more comments flooded in from viewers who believed this person really was the streamer in disguise. Everyone in PENTA’s chat seemed to believe the other player was shroud, with one user saying “it can’t not be him.”

The clip also made the rounds on Reddit, and some perceptive members of the GTA community mapped out the timeline involving shroud and the NoPixel server. One player pointed out that “Shroud made his character on the 4th day or so on stream and never played again, and Esfand brought back Cletus the 5th or 6th day so probably [it was him].”

Another Redditor mentioned that shroud told his community he didn’t want to stream any NoPixel gameplay in order to avoid other players focusing too much on him, which could explain why the powerhouse creator may have chosen to hop on the server off-stream.

While shroud wasn’t streaming GTA V at the time, the voice from PENTA’s clip certainly sounded like the popular streamer. There’s no way to know for sure whether or not the player was really shroud, but perhaps fans could see him make an official return to the NoPixel sever at some point in the future.

Pokemon

What are Therian Formes in Pokemon Go? Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus forms explained

Published: 23/Feb/2021 22:09

by Brent Koepp

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Niantic is bringing Therian Formes to Pokemon Go with The Season of Legends event in March. But what is it exactly? Here’s everything you need to know about the special new forms for Gen V Legendary ‘mon Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus.

Pokemon Go’s upcoming Season of Legends is kicking off with the Forces of Nature trio, which are the Legendary ‘mon introduced in Black and White for the Nintendo DS. The weather-based Legendaries will get their very own Special Research starting in March.

Excitingly, the three characters’ secondary Therian Formes will also finally make their debut in the mobile title. However, Trainers unfamiliar with Gen V may be scratching their heads over what they are exactly. Below, we will explain everything you need to know about the transformations.

Screenshot of Forces of Nature Legendaries in Pokemon Go.
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Pokemon Go will get Therian Formes with Season of Legends in March 2021.

What are Therian Formes in Pokemon?

A neat feature included in Pokemon Black and White was an extensive weather and seasonal system. To take advantage of this, developer Game Freak introduced three Legendaries known as the Forces of Nature – Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus – who actually roamed around the overworld based on the atmospheric conditions.

In 2012’s Black and White 2, it was revealed the trio in the first game were in their “Incarnate Forme” and in the sequel they had new set called “Therian Formes.” The secondary transformation not only changed how the ‘mon looked physically, but also the way their stats functioned in the meta.

The alternative form could be triggered by players using the “Reveal Glass.” The Legendaries’ ability to switch between their two versions, made them a nightmare in VGC competitions – as they became extremely powerful in their versatility. This is also what makes it so exciting that the feature is making its debut in Pokemon Go.

Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus Therian Formes explained

The most important thing to know about Therian is that it changes the Forces of Nature trio’s stats in a few interesting ways. Below we will list each Pokemon’s stat in their Incarnate (regular) form vs their secondary to give you an idea of how they are being changed.

Screenshot of Pokemon Legendary Tornadus Incarnate and Therian Formes.
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Tornadus’ Incarnate (left) and Therian (right) Formes.

Tornadus Incarnate

  • HP: 79
  • Attack: 115
  • Defense: 70
  • Sp. Attack: 125
  • Sp. Defense: 80
  • Speed: 111
  • Total: 580

Tornadus Therian

  • HP: 79
  • Attack: 100
  • Defense: 80
  • Sp. Attack: 110
  • Sp. Defense: 90
  • Speed: 121
  • Total: 580

With Tornadus, we see the Flying-type lower its Attack and Special Attack by 15 points in Therian, however its Speed is boosted by 10. Its Defense and Special Defense also get a bump. The monster sacrifices attack for quickness.


Screenshot of Pokemon Legendary Thundurus Incarnate & Therian Formes.
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Thundurus’ Incarnate (left) and Therian (right) Formes.

Thundurus Incarnate

  • HP: 79
  • Attack: 115
  • Defense: 70
  • Sp. Attack: 125
  • Sp. Defense: 80
  • Speed: 111
  • Total: 580

Thundurus Therian

  • HP: 79
  • Attack: 105
  • Defense: 70
  • Sp. Attack: 145
  • Sp. Defense: 80
  • Speed: 101
  • Total: 580

Whereas Tornadus became much quicker, Thundurus’ Special Attack gets a substantial increase of 20 points in Therian. The ‘mon sacrifices its Speed and Attack by 10 points, but becomes a heavy hitter with special moves.


Screenshot of Legendary Pokemon Landorus Incarnate and Therian Formes.
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Landorus’ Incarnate (left) and Therian (right) Formes.

Landorus Incarnate

  • HP: 89
  • Attack: 125
  • Defense: 90
  • Sp. Attack: 115
  • Sp. Defense:  80
  • Speed: 101
  • Total: 600

Landorus Therian

  • HP: 89
  • Attack: 145
  • Defense: 90
  • Sp. Attack: 105
  • Sp. Defense: 80
  • Speed: 91
  • Total: 600

Lastly, Landorus sees a major 20 point boost in Attack with its Therian transformation, though at the cost of its Special Attack and Speed. The Ground/ Flying-type packs the greatest punch out of the Legendary Trio.

Screenshot of Legendary Therian Formes.
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Go players can get their hands on Therian Formes in Go this March.

Pokemon Go players will be able to get their hands on Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus’ Therian Formes starting this March. Their transformations will help kick off the Season of Legends, which will run for a total of three months.

Ever since the Forces of Nature debuted their secondary forms in 2012, they have become top tier picks in competitive battles. So it will be interesting to see how the Black and White 2 feature will shake up the mobile title’s Battle League meta.