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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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#1 RedRuby

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:21 AM

trying to make a villain.. uhm.. what do you think?

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:54 PM

It looks pretty good, though the hair looks kinda pillow shaded to me. Me is not a spriter. Who'd you use to make it?
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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE (Snow @ Mar 1 2014, 01:54 PM)
It looks pretty good, though the hair looks kinda pillow shaded to me. Me is not a spriter. Who'd you use to make it?


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:16 AM

one thing I really feel the need to point out

is how automatically anti-aliased this looks, particularly because of the sheer number of colors (16 is the GBAFE limit, and most GBAFE style/format mug spriters i've seen don't go any higher than 30 colors when they do everything manually) which I can tell are far too many by just glancing at it

not to say that I wouldn't understand why someone would want to do that, it's far less of a pain than doing it manually, but anyway it has the effect of making your mugs appear blurry and not very pixel-arty, if that's what you like it's cool and all but it wouldn't work in a mod of GBAFE for sure because of color limits (semi-transparent pixels will be problematic as well.)

and yes I do realize i'm saying this as someone with an automatically anti-aliased mug for his forum avatar (even if it just is automatically done because I rotated it after manually anti-aliasing it)

i'm not very sure on if it just looks like that because it was resized or because it was made entirely with automatically anti-aliasing tools to begin with though (i'm leaning a little towards the latter but I could be wrong)

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:51 AM

QUOTE (Tenebrae Candidae @ Mar 1 2014, 07:16 PM)
one thing I really feel the need to point out

is how automatically anti-aliased this looks, particularly because of the sheer number of colors (16 is the GBAFE limit, and most GBAFE style/format mug spriters i've seen don't go any higher than 30 colors when they do everything manually) which I can tell are far too many by just glancing at it

not to say that I wouldn't understand why someone would want to do that, it's far less of a pain than doing it manually, but anyway it has the effect of making your mugs appear blurry and not very pixel-arty, if that's what you like it's cool and all but it wouldn't work in a mod of GBAFE for sure because of color limits (semi-transparent pixels will be problematic as well.)

and yes I do realize i'm saying this as someone with an automatically anti-aliased mug for his forum avatar (even if it just is automatically done because I rotated it after manually anti-aliasing it)

i'm not very sure on if it just looks like that because it was resized or because it was made entirely with automatically anti-aliasing tools to begin with though (i'm leaning a little towards the latter but I could be wrong)



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maybe it's because I used the wrong software to recolor and combine it.
so.. any recommendation?

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:22 AM

For the 16 colors thing, I recommend making the mug/sprite without worrying about the number of colors, then when you're donw you can use usenti (a paint like program) to lower the number of colors 16.
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

QUOTE (Snow @ Mar 2 2014, 12:22 AM)
For the 16 colors thing, I recommend making the mug/sprite without worrying about the number of colors,  then when you're donw you can use usenti (a paint like program) to lower the number of colors 16.


usenti?? hm.. never heard of that before.. but thanks for the suggestion..

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:44 PM

I don't think any software should be forcing you to use tools that automatically do that (I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS6 for mine) but the tools you'll use for pixel art are generally going to be a lot more primitive (like the pencil tool) than the usual digital art.

Also when I said 16 colors I really meant 15 colors + the background color, in case you're confused about anything. I'm normally against the use of Usenti to drown out extra colors but since your mugs don't really seem to require getting particularly detailed about where the colors are (so far anyway) it should be fine.

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