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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.

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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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