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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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#1 StrongJoshua

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:50 AM

So I'm making a tileset for my game, how does it look right now?

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 03:36 AM

Oh yeah, this is nowhere near done and I decided to make a map using the tiles because it shows off what they look like much better than just having the tiles lieing around. I just wanted to know if the style looks alright and whatever, but thanks for the tip about variation smile.gif so far I've been making 2 types per tile, with each type having slight variations over the other (like the color on the stone and grass). The overall desig of the tiles are the same though. So you think I should have differently assembled stones in the different wall tiles?
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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:13 PM

Alright, I'll get to that smile.gif

I'd like to try to sell it, but I think as long as the tiles look at least half decent then people will play it for it's gameplay (I hope tongue.gif). It's not supposed to be one of those super slick, does almost nothing, iOS apps that are near always on the front page.
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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:35 PM

it's ok

the funny thing is that the watermarks aren't actually good enough to prevent the tiles from being taken

like there are enough working working tiles for me to steal all the base tiles you used

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:13 AM

QUOTE (Tenebrae Candidae @ Jun 15 2014, 01:45 PM)
Well, if it's primarily meant to be designed for a smartphone, I think you may be better off using more extreme coloring (either bright or dark) and adding those little details to make it seem more professional, since right now it looks like the sort of thing people will often expect from early SNES games or things made with RPGmaker on people's free time. Of course it's not like graphics mean everything, especially for a smartphone game, but it's the main thing people can judge before they try to buy it if they have any form of previewing. I don't have a lot of experience with smartphone games though(never played Angry Birds or whatever's the popular one these days) or discuss them a lot with others so I don't know the standards people have for that kind of stuff.

One thing I suggest avoiding is the pixel art aesthetic, since it pretty much screams "amateur" and "on a low budget" unless you're going for some nostalgia feel on an already significant franchise (I believe megaman did that?) Even if the maximum size available on certain devices suggests you should use graphics like that, the use of automatic anti-aliasing and a cleaner aesthetic(involves simplifying, like for example cleaning the texture on the top of those walls to become smoother) has a huge effect on making it seem less dated and more "highres".

Alright, I get that. These don't necessarily need to be the best tiles yet, as I'm only beginning the game.
So do you suggest making the tiles at a larger scale and downscaling to get the anti-aliasing effect? Or how should I do it?

QUOTE (Fire Blazer @ Jun 15 2014, 04:35 PM)
it's ok

the funny thing is that the watermarks aren't actually good enough to prevent the tiles from being taken

like there are enough working working tiles for me to steal all the base tiles you used

just saying tongue.gif

That's why I added the darker shadow above the image so that any tile taken would look discolored, as if it didn't belong in it's spot. wink.gif
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:54 AM

QUOTE (Tenebrae Candidae @ Jun 15 2014, 08:21 PM)

That does work, but I had thought you were using a program that already had tools that anti-alias as you draw them, with things as simple as the brush tool (instead of the pencil tool) being one example in Adobe Photoshop. If you don't, I really suggest you get one, since this is meant to be sold and all.

I use Gimp, I just wasn't really thinking when I asked that tongue.gif
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