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@  Fire Blazer : (24 December 2019 - 03:17 AM) naw, it's when the bots make collaborated efforts to crawl places, lol
@  kirant : (23 December 2019 - 05:20 AM) What do we do on Index Day? Give each other bots?
@  Fire Blazer : (16 December 2019 - 01:39 AM) LOL
@  xcrash1998 : (30 November 2019 - 11:07 PM) New fictional holiday "Index Day"
@  Fire Blazer : (28 November 2019 - 08:52 PM) yeah just guest bots and stuff I think :( we really were active once upon a time though...
@  kirant : (26 November 2019 - 03:48 PM) No invasion. I imagine a lot of guest bots visiting for indexing purposes.
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:15 PM) How is most people online at 959 for the 8th of October of this year? Is that right? Did I miss something or was there somekind of spambot invasion?
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:06 PM) I know what you mean, it gets awkard to post something unrelated to the current conversation, and even if somebody picks up on it, it would just become a huge mess in the c hatbox if a multitude of groups talk about different topics.
@  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.


Is Graphics Tablet Good For Pixel Art?

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#1 eckirion



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:51 PM

Hello FEShrine! It has been a while since I last posted. Reason is our school's pressure cranked up after the CAT drill training session is raised from once a week to 5 hours a day. Worse comes on weekend when I spent 9 hours just for that ( 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ) both this day, Saturday, and tomorrow, Sunday. I wanted to make up on my absence by asking the question stated on the title. Just asking this question if..... my father agrees on buying the graphics tablet I requested. Originally I requested this since... I wanna create a manga. This manga will be inspired from my philosophy with a mixture of FE + VC + S1945. rolleyes.gif !

Thank you in advance for the answer!

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

i'm assuming you already have a substantial amount of efficiency when it comes to drawing for the doujinshi (with pencil, or mouse, or something.)

it has become significantly easier for me to make FE mugs (if nothing else pixel arty) with my graphics tablet (though mine is...overkill) for what I believe is effectively the same reason it would be better for drawing on the computer at all, and that is because pencil habits die hard + using the mouse exclusively is a pain in the ass(oversimplification of the reasons, but you can probably look at the benefits of tablets elsewhere on some art forum or blog you can google or something. I'm just saying that whatever benefit it has for pixel art is probably the same ones it has with drawing anything else) If you don't already have pencil habits though, I also don't suggest getting the tablet (unless you use $1000+ for it just for the fact that you can draw on the screen, my main issue with OTHER graphics tablets.)

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:50 PM

Don't worry about me using pencil since I always use pencil on drawing though sometimes I would use my signpen for doodling odd but sometimes funny drawings.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 03:29 PM

My answer to the question in your original post is that it depends on your preferences, and either is acceptable. I personally use my mouse more than my tablet for trivial reasons, but I could see the case for mice being more precise for details and shading unless you're good with a pencil or tablet, which I'm not.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:18 AM

I personally don't think it would be easier but if it's quality enough and you're good with hand stuff then maybe--kind like what Smashed just said, there's no definitive best one for everyone...


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:19 PM

I use mine for shading mostly, particularly on mugs/larger sprites, or to trace out shapes. It's quicker for me to draw/block out certain things with a tablet as compared to pixel by pixel clicking.
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