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@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
@  Elwood : (27 October 2019 - 10:08 PM) Only reason I'm even on Serenes was because I had hacking questions. @Ezra yeah I figured it must be an age thing. I've been called an old man by many a child because I use Facebook.
@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.
@  Ezra : (26 October 2019 - 05:49 AM) I think it's because a lot of newer FE players didn't frequent forums growing up. And those that do probably end up on Serenes.
@  Elwood : (25 October 2019 - 07:30 AM) I would love to revitalize this place I'm just not sure how that would be done. I mean with how main stream FE seems to have become I'm honestly surprised we don't have more members.
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 08:04 PM) tfw u not coming here results in not seeing a PM from last month T_T ok gonna try and check at least every couple weeks now even if there's nothing here, lol...
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 07:54 PM) I come here almost never because I've fallen out of habit and basically just accepted the forums are dead :( it's neat you come here every day tho
@  Elwood : (27 September 2019 - 05:52 AM) I still come here everyday because this is still my homepage in Firefox! XD
@  Ezra : (25 September 2019 - 03:07 PM) I also miss the days the forums I used were more active :(
@  Fire Blazer : (15 September 2019 - 05:39 AM) I do kinda miss the days these forums were active :(
@  Ezra : (29 August 2019 - 04:14 PM) *BOX!!!*
@  kirant : (19 August 2019 - 12:49 PM) Huh. Bothammer time.

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#301 kirant

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 05:01 AM

Ahahah, wow, not a hockey fan but that sounds pretty dang hype. I tend to be a fan of mid-to-high scoring games because I like more "action" in mine but I can kinda see the appeal in sports like soccer and hockey where teams rarely get into double-digit scores AFAIK.

 

That loudness sounds insane too, I have sensitive ears so I'd have probably been in serious pain and/or just like... passed out or something lol, can't even hear yourself shout? oh man. can hardly even imagine it.

The nature of hockey is a pretty weird thing.  It's physical and fluid...a combination that I only recognize in hockey, lacrosse, and rugby. 

 

Of course, low scoring =/= low action.  It's certainly not like association football in the sense that there's a lot of recoil and set up.  Actually, the other side might be fair in the sense that physical play is absolutely part of the game.  You can derive fun from watching "physical" teams (teams which utilize size to leverage physics in their favour when bumping into one another) or skilled ones.  I know basketball uses the idea of a "power forward", one which uses size more than skill offensively.  Hockey's equivalent is also known as a power forward...difference being quite a few hockey power forwards have the ability to knock people over too.  A player by the name of Michael Ferland basically makes a career out of being a hard hitting power forward and there was a point in time in the playoffs last year where he basically make an entire team fear him.  Apparently you can make a 15 minute video out of him running into people.  And all of it's crazy amounts of action. 

 

 

Of course too though that some teams just play boring.  I'm sure that happens in all sports though.  Heck, I'm sure even "high scoring" games like gridiron football and basketball have their share of teams which decide to play the most boring yet most controlled style of play in existence so that they can sneak out victories they might not get from a run and gun game (ex - winning purely via field goals and short runs in gridiron football.  It's not flashy but you can control play better and get points more easily).  Any team like that can get pretty boring.

 

Re: volume.  That's what surprises me.  I can't imagine that for hours on end.  Short period...yeah. But somewhere between the 1st and 2nd song you'd think that it'd get painful.

 

(Incidentally, the logarithmic scale for decibels means that ear rupture is somewhere around 150 dB)


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#302 Fire Blazer

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 05:15 AM

hahaha, I used "action" in quotes after all. I realize scoring isn't the only action you can get in a game, but it has more to do with the feeling of action I get. because in the end, the momentum changing this way or that way or the ball/puck/whatever going back and forth doesn't equate to anything until someone actually scores. because of that, one needs a special type of patience where scoring is more rewarding but happens less frequently. for me, I like scoring to happen more often, especially because of things like "it's cooler when the teams keep switching leads" and "a combo of attacks is stronger than one single attack". that's very much personal preference of course, and it applies to more than sports—even in shows or games or whatever, while a SUPER STRONG ONE-HIT ATTACK can be cool (lol can't help but think of One Punch Man), a flurry of attacks that build up on each other (and possibly end in a finishing attack) is genrally more exciting.

 

I think in a way this is childish of me but... it is what it is, lol. In the end it's entertainment and I'm simply more entertained by games where scoring happens frequently. The feeling of comebacks are also different in various sports but in the end, a comeback is a comeback and if you're rooting for the losing team, it's probably amazing no matter what sport XD


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Posted 08 December 2015 - 07:38 AM

I get that a bit.  I would probably compare it to concepts in the trading card game world: a game like Hearthstone if much faster paced since attackers dictate combat: there's no question about whether your attack deals damage instantly or if certain trade offs occur etc.  Additionally, the fact that you can only cast spells on your turn and removal is so rare means that you rarely have your turn's "plan" countered.  By contrast, a game like Magic the Gathering is very much controlled in that sense: the defender gets to pick what happens when you attack.  You can also stop spells or use rule abuse to cancel them out (ex - having a creature removed from the game and then returned effectively nullifies any spell used on it. Alternatively, if you have an effect which destroys a creature you control in Magic and activate it prior to it dying in combat, the opposing creature is considered blocked (and doesn't deal damage to you) as if the now sacrificed creature did block.  It's a strange rule loophole that I use quite often since they basically get blocked by a corpse that you used for something else already).  In fact, entire archetypes ("permission decks", where much of the game can grind down to asking your opponent "Can I [action] or will you just counter it?") exist in Magic which rely on this strategy and prosper quite a bit while the same archetype in Hearthstone (hard control decks) struggles in its fast paced metagame.

 

Both are quite interesting and both appeal to specific crowds. 


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