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@  xcrash1998 : (26 February 2020 - 09:55 AM) Not anymore
@  Mage Girl : (17 February 2020 - 02:33 AM) I can safely say I'm so far the only person to post to this shoutbox in 2020...
@  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.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:01 PM

Anyone else play a little? I can't find a decent match-up online. The people I usually play with either kick my ass, or play like they just learned the damn game. I don't mind having my ass handed to me from time to time, but I'd enjoy an even match here and there you know? I usually play on pandanet. Hit me up on Skype if you fancy a game or two (Skype name is zaklerp). I'm willing to sign up on another server though assuming it's free.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:24 PM

... I had to Google it to even know what it is so I don't play (though I think I've heard of it lawl), but this is kinda interesting. You can play online? ohmy.gif

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:33 PM

mhmm, i play on pandanet. you have to make an account and download the client, but it's a pretty decent server. the people range from total nubs like myself to people who could probably go pro if they wanted to. and it has bots to play against if you can't find someone to play with(unfortunately the bots are really damn hard for a beginner like myself). i'd be glad to play a game with you later if you want, but I'm gonna be busy till about 10 EST tonight though so i guess probably tomorrow would be better if you want to play.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:37 PM

make an account? download a client? *shudder* i'm so lazy tho lol

but seriously I have no idea to play so I'll pass this time, if I learn and get decent though I'll let you know

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:47 PM

Other option, PlayOk will let you avoid downloading a client. You still have to make an account (and it's not even half as good tbh), but it's got multiple games (card and board games iirc)

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:01 AM

Well if it's not even half as good, maybe I'll just have to suck it up (when the time comes) haha

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 01:59 AM

if you want to learn, go game guru is a pretty nice place to start. decent basic tutorial somewhere on that website. the guy who made the website is a pro of some sort or the other so i assume he's probably qualified to write basic instructions on how to play

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:42 AM

learning how to play is like

the easiest thing about baduk

mastering it

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STORY

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:40 AM

I just need to be good enough to have fun tongue.gif

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:50 AM

QUOTE (Tenebrae Candidae @ Jul 11 2014, 10:42 PM)
learning how to play is like

the easiest thing about baduk

mastering it

COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STORY

Agreed. I learned as much as my father was willing to teach...and that was about it. I decided after that Xiangqi was way more fun....especially the offensive game you can get compared to standard chess. Cannons are the best units ever. laugh.gif

Now to learn Shogi sometime...it sounds like Chess but way less "queen bashing board" oriented.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:30 AM

I never tried xiangqi out before

I did, however, play its korean ripoff janggi as a kid a lot and liked it a lot more than baduk for sure

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

Shogi is soooooooo much fun. I'd love to learn xianqi sometime, I've just never gotten around to it. But yeah, once you learn the basics about shogi it's much better than western chess.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:43 PM

Am I the only one who's ever only played Chess? Come to think of it I actually used to be pretty into Chess... that was a long time ago though

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

I used to play chess as well, but I started stomping everyone in the chess club at my school and nobody in my family was good enough to beat me either (I'm not that great to be honest, it's just that everyone I got to play with was downright awful), so I moved on. But moving from chess to something else really isn't much fun.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:08 PM

QUOTE (zac122 @ Jul 12 2014, 05:03 AM)
Shogi is soooooooo much fun. I'd love to learn xianqi sometime, I've just never gotten around to it. But yeah, once you learn the basics about shogi it's much better than western chess.

Shogi is fun except for the "bring pieces back" rule. That screws me up so badly after I played a few games.

Chess is alright...it's just that the number of pawn walls and stalemates deployed are kind of depressing.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:26 PM

i find that dropping pieces back onto the board adds a level of depth you just can't get out of chess. you can't just pay attention to what's on the board because it can change so quickly, and if you lose track for even a second you could end up digging a pretty deep hole for yourself. don't get me wrong i'm not saying one is better than the other, it's just that i enjoy shogi more.




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