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@  Fire Blazer : (12 January 2019 - 08:55 PM) tho personally I guess I'm not too afraid of responding to old messages anyway sometimes, haha
@  Fire Blazer : (12 January 2019 - 08:54 PM) to have discussions where people respond at their own convenience
@  Fire Blazer : (12 January 2019 - 08:54 PM) forums could still be used but we'd have to make a bit of an effort I guess
@  Fire Blazer : (12 January 2019 - 08:54 PM) I agree with Mage Girl/Cero/Elwood/Kirant lolol
@  xcrash1998 : (12 January 2019 - 10:15 AM) And yeah missing stuff on discord is easy depending on when most people are online
@  xcrash1998 : (12 January 2019 - 10:11 AM) I think there are just fewer people interested in taking part on forums since most information is already accesible trough the many means.
@  Mercurius : (09 January 2019 - 02:46 AM) Well, at the same time I also don't frequent most of the discord channels I'm a part of, though.
@  Mercurius : (09 January 2019 - 02:46 AM) I used to prefer forums but I've been spoiled by the "everything at the same hub" thing...
@  kirant : (06 January 2019 - 07:39 PM) I'm of pretty similar opinion...it's easy to miss a good discussion on Discord (which plays much more into a "stream of consciousness" feel).
@  Elwood : (04 January 2019 - 10:42 PM) I prefer forums because they keep everything more organized. With Discord you can have 3 conversations jumbled together and not know what anyone is talking about. It's also way easier to miss stuff.
@  Cero : (31 December 2018 - 07:23 AM) mhmm, its rough
@  Mage Girl : (29 December 2018 - 11:33 AM) I feel like a lot of forums have much less traffic because most of us who appreciate them are much busier than we used to be, and I don't think the younger generation is too keen on finding forums anymore
@  Mage Girl : (29 December 2018 - 11:26 AM) @Fire Blazer No worries, I figured holidays and all you weren't going to respond right away
@  Fire Blazer : (28 December 2018 - 09:16 PM) @Mage Girl, sorry I just saw your message, replied to your PM just now, hope you see my response!
@  Fire Blazer : (28 December 2018 - 09:10 PM) even SF doesn't seem that active compared to before :(
@  Fire Blazer : (28 December 2018 - 09:10 PM) yeah rip, I did try multiple times to keep the forums alive but they just aren't really popular anymore
@  acceptance : (28 December 2018 - 12:44 AM) I came here for the shoutbox but now that I'm in the Discord server I seldom come here anymore.
@  acceptance : (28 December 2018 - 12:43 AM) Yeah.
@  kirant : (23 December 2018 - 07:42 PM) That's pretty true. I log in daily just to make sure there's no issues, but I think using a forum system isn't popular for quite a few of the users here.
@  Ezra : (21 December 2018 - 09:34 AM) Looks like this place had the same turn out as the TEB community, forums died for the most part but the members remain active via other means.

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#1 Elwood

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 10:47 AM

I know it's been a while but my computer had to go in for repairs and I just recently got it back. Here it is though, part 1 of my XCOM 2 lets play. Not bad but there are a few things I'll need to fix next time like talking more clearly and louder.


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 01:50 PM

LPing is haaaaaaaard man haha, especially by yourself—it's like teaching yourself how to be confident and annoying while talking to yourself... (and if you share a house/apartment, which many if not most people do, it can be weird doing so when someone else can hear you, lol)

 

I think the mic quality is a little low, and that's both easily and not-so-easily fixable (it's a money problem, but it's also kind of a fix-it-once-and-it's done thing), whereas becoming a bit clearer/louder with the talking just comes with time for most people, unless you're... naturally good at talking to yourself, in which case that's kind of weird in its own right, so uh, don't worry about it, I guess. XD


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 11:11 PM

It's always fun to watch people play XCOM 2 (I'm pretty much not playing until fans manage to salvage any pieces of Long War 2's update for War of the Chosen).  Love seeing all the extra mods thrown on as well and I can see lots of enthusiasm from the player side.

 

One thing that I think is true for most people trying Let's Plays is to explain the game and the player mentality if you're already familiar with the game (instead of playing blind).  I have a full understanding of what you're trying to do in each part.  That said, it's always easier for someone less familiar with the game to understand the game if you (for example) cited in the overworld map that in order to fuel a resistance, you need to acquire more supplies (useful for [whatever]), Elerium, and alloy.  As can be seen in the top right corner, we're short...everything.  So a major focus might be to acquire more resources.  Thankfully, we can send The Avenger over here and begin scouting an option for an operation to gain more supplies.

 

Similarly, in the equipment screen, the same line of thought could lead one to explain that Sharpshooters are combatants who prioritize either focus on sniper rifles or pistols.  Their role is either to provide long ranged damage but can also do a decent job with the pistols (which don't need reloading). 

 

I'm absolutely no good at doing any of this myself (which is why I've written up my Let's Plays so far instead of speaking them).  It's certainly a fun experience to watch someone play the game with their own modded up version though.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 04:24 AM

Hey thanks for the feedback guys. Yeah editing it I realized my speech wasn't the best( went radio silence a few times and slurred alot of words) and I need to balance my audio and the games audio better. Could definitely better but gotta be brave enough to publish the rough stuff if I want to get better. I have considered buying a good mic but I don't want to drop $100 and then only use it a few times. Once I get going enough to decide this is something I want to keep doing I'll get one.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 04:40 AM

Hey thanks for the feedback guys. Yeah editing it I realized my speech wasn't the best( went radio silence a few times and slurred alot of words) and I need to balance my audio and the games audio better. Could definitely better but gotta be brave enough to publish the rough stuff if I want to get better. I have considered buying a good mic but I don't want to drop $100 and then only use it a few times. Once I get going enough to decide this is something I want to keep doing I'll get one.

Haha...no problem.  You're brave enough to throw it out there and that's the most important part.  Being able to speak, play, and think all at the same time is a tough skill.  The only way to really improve it is to practice it. 

 

Audio wise, I didn't notice too much.  Maybe I've been used to smaller LP individuals, but unless it's notably different (see below, where the voice of Makoto has a notable difference in audio quality from the rest of the cast), I really don't notice it that much.

 

Totally not because my old laptop has been dropped enough times that the audio is probably lucky to still be functioning

 


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:14 AM


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:43 PM


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