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@  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.
@  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

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:10 AM

QUOTE (kirant @ Jun 30 2014, 09:30 PM)
I get that it's a low scoring affair but nursing a lead for 45 is a terrible idea...one wrong bounce (like right to Sneijder) and you're borked.  Mexico just proved it isn't a great idea to let the other team have full run of their half and basically play your end most of the time.  You sit back on your heels and wait for them in a defensive shell with such a fragile lead and you're just asking them to get good opportunities.  Two goal leads I could understand in soccer since goals are harder to come by.  But one goal leads are just playing odds. 

I guess I ask because I see teams doing this all the time in hockey.  One goal and two goal leads can easily become problems when the team down get to stay on the attacking end of the ice.  One goal and momentum shifts.  Teams often lose by trying to nurse a one or two goal lead too quickly.  You really have to push until you have a three goal lead.  Similarly, I think it's a mistake to not keep pushing hard for goals until you have a two goal lead.  Then you might be able to get away with a dumping, defensive game.


It was a bad move, but Netherlands literally offered nothing going forward at the time, and to be honest, for the game. I can see why they made it. If they'd played keep-ball when they got it, instead of chasing, it might've been better. Gio going off was the dumbest move.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE (bblues @ Jul 4 2014, 03:10 AM)
It was a bad move, but Netherlands literally offered nothing going forward at the time, and to be honest, for the game. I can see why they made it. If they'd played keep-ball when they got it, instead of chasing, it might've been better. Gio going off was the dumbest move.

That's the same argument I hear in hockey and it really comes back to burn teams quite often. Letting up on a team that seems weak is an easy way for a bad case of ball luck (in this case) to strike at the most inopportune times. I can kind of understand the logic too but it just isn't a smart strategy is my opinion. A defensive shell doesn't make sense to me unless the lead is 2+ (soccer) or 3+ (hockey).

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 09:30 PM

Wow, it's almost been a year since I posted in this topic? Christ that's far too long.

I'll just post in keywords haha

Terry, new contract, good for him.

Arsenal to finish second, you heard it here first.

Barca 2-1 Real, great game, feel bad for Bale who seems to be taking all the flak despite being a great player.

De Bruyne playing out of his mind at Wolfsburg, what a player!
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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:43 AM

Chicharito scoring the winner in a Derby, and falling over in the process. Classic Little Pea.

 

The most dangerous thing in the world is facing an Italian team that only needs a draw. GG Monaco.

 

Aston Villa - Arsenal final. Come on Arsenal, retain that trophy.

 

Arsenal - Chelsea this Sunday, pretty much meaningless I feel at this stage, unless all of Chelseas team dies to locusts and somehow Man Utd win the league...


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Posted 23 April 2015 - 11:34 PM

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 11:49 AM

The forum wasn't the same without the topic that literally only you two posted in wasn't at the top of the sport's section. 


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