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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 Blue Leafeon

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 03:45 PM

Part of my forum takeover, and this subforum could use a new post in it, even if the topic dies immediately like it did on serenes

 

Mostly just going to post my weapon concept ideas because I like those.

 

Most of my art can be found on my dA account as well, with descriptions and comments.

 

WARNING: LARGE IMAGES. Kind of.

 

Sun and Eclipse's Legendary Weapons:

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My story, Blizzard Blade's, weapon ideas (mostly elemental weapons. Blizzard Blade is an FE-isque story that's actually finished, unlike S&E)

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All swords are inactive when sheathed or laying on the ground, and only kick to life after being fully drawn by someone who meets the weapon's requirements. Atterox, for example, can only be wielded by those with corrupt hearts.


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#2 Fire Blazer

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 03:27 AM

Hey, those aren't that lame! I actually dig the designs quite a bit, especially the first two--there's just some great contrast between the two swords. Sure, in a way it's simple, but simple and charming is nice if you ask me, haha.


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 03:30 PM

I generally tend to have "simple" designs with my weapons, sadly. Volkavor was actually designed by somebody else and polished by me (and then redrawn by me because he prefers using a sketchy style and I prefer a clean one lol.) But at the same time, I like my sword designs to be pretty (except in Atterox's case) so I tend to not care about simple designs lol.

 

Although I can't rightly call Glevis/Atterox "simple" because it's almost impossible to translate the designs into a 16x16 icon. <_<; Thankfully, the good thing about using FEXNA over a ROM is that every weapon can have its own custom colors, instead of sharing the same 16 over EVERY item. (But even then...)

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 09:30 PM

super lame. wow.
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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:36 PM

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 07:51 AM

Hm...I've been trying to find it for a while, but what era are you referring to as "early age"?  I mean, Middle Age (much of how we've defined the iron age) was slightly more detailed. 

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 11:59 AM

Hm...I've been trying to find it for a while, but what era are you referring to as "early age"?  I mean, Middle Age (much of how we've defined the iron age) was slightly more detailed. 

 

 

Early-age meaning before paper and printing presses.

 

...When I think about it, I think I was actually trying to somewhat mimic the style of FE8's world map, but I suck at drawing mountains. The forests need to look like they were drawn and not stained, so I'll go redo those later.

 

Yeah, I know the map needs more detail, but right now it's a somewhat blank slate for me to plug my chapter maps into. Now that you mention it, though, I suppose I will need to apply a grid to it... (That sounds like it's going to be a pain,  haha.)


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 12:44 AM

The mountains feel a little plain to me (in the sense that they just kind of cut across the map like that without so much as a passage around or through them...) but otherwise I think it's a decent map. The... thing on the far left (I'm sorry I like, totally forgot all of my geographical terms lol) feels like it has a parallel of sorts with the similar thing in the top right, haha. Not bad.


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 12:35 PM



The mountains feel a little plain to me (in the sense that they just kind of cut across the map like that without so much as a passage around or through them...) but otherwise I think it's a decent map. The... thing on the far left (I'm sorry I like, totally forgot all of my geographical terms lol) feels like it has a parallel of sorts with the similar thing in the top right, haha. Not bad.

Yeah, you have a point. They're supposed to be a natural border, but I'm actually thinking of removing the ones overlapping the forest. And maybe moving them a little. They're in too straight of a line. (Or actually, never mind on the forest ones. If I remove those two mountains I'll have to practically redo that whole forest because of how they overlap and how they were done.)

 

I know the word you're looking for but I don't know the spelling. XD Let me use spellcheck. Peninsula (...That doesn't feel like it's spelled right, but google says it is. OH WELL.) Now that you mention it, it does look mirrored.

 

http://i.imgur.com/7A5R0bZ.jpg

Updated it but had to make it bigger to work with the paint brushes Aeo so generously linked me to. So I'm linking to it instead of posting it here due to size.

 

I've kind of decided that like really old maps, this isn't a 100% accurate depiction of the land, but that doesn't really matter because nobody will ever know. :D

 

I still haven't done the grids because I haven't found a cheap way to do them yet, and don't feel like hand-drawing them. >>


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Posted 07 March 2016 - 04:38 AM

Oh wow, that detail! XD. I think it looks fine. Better than before ofc. And the far left side reminds me of a dolphin fin now. XD


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 03:51 AM

 

Early-age meaning before paper and printing presses.

Ah.  Fair enough.

 

 

http://i.imgur.com/7A5R0bZ.jpg

Updated it but had to make it bigger to work with the paint brushes Aeo so generously linked me to. So I'm linking to it instead of posting it here due to size.

 

I've kind of decided that like really old maps, this isn't a 100% accurate depiction of the land, but that doesn't really matter because nobody will ever know. :D

 

I still haven't done the grids because I haven't found a cheap way to do them yet, and don't feel like hand-drawing them. >>

Leaving aside the geology stuff (I had a bunch typed out then realized it's probably the fact that I have a geologist telling me this stuff so it might not be terribly relevant nor do people really care unless you're going for a "super realistic" world), that looks pretty nice, albeit a bit uniform.  All grassland with mountains and forest (though maybe place the forest on the east of the mountain range instead?  Water tends to collect on the side facing the prevailing winds--GAH.  See what I mean?). 

 

I assume this is a small island or an isolated continent?


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Posted 10 March 2016 - 12:43 PM

Oh wow, that detail! XD. I think it looks fine. Better than before ofc. And the far left side reminds me of a dolphin fin now. XD

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*hereby names that area Fish Fin Peninsula*

 

 

Ah.  Fair enough.

 

 

Leaving aside the geology stuff (I had a bunch typed out then realized it's probably the fact that I have a geologist telling me this stuff so it might not be terribly relevant nor do people really care unless you're going for a "super realistic" world), that looks pretty nice, albeit a bit uniform.  All grassland with mountains and forest (though maybe place the forest on the east of the mountain range instead?  Water tends to collect on the side facing the prevailing winds--GAH.  See what I mean?). 

 

I assume this is a small island or an isolated continent?

Go ahead and hit me. I'm always striving to improve. XD Can't say I'll follow all of your advice, but I do like hearing what people have to say. (And I'm not the best geologist, so...)

 

Isolated continent, yeah.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 04:24 AM

Go ahead and hit me. I'm always striving to improve. XD Can't say I'll follow all of your advice, but I do like hearing what people have to say. (And I'm not the best geologist, so...)

 

Isolated continent, yeah.

I'll stick to the first three comments I had in mind (as some get stupid technical and I'm not 100% sure I remember them properly).

 

The big one that stands out is the idea of a rain shadow.  There are many ways you can approach the concept, but I've always enjoyed the physics definition: air can hold less water as it gets colder and it gets colder the higher you go up.  So a mountain forces the air to get high up as it blows overtop the mountain.  This encourages it to rain right away, thereby having less moisture to deposit as rain on the other side of the mountain...basically, one side of the mountain gets more rain than the other.  Now, there are typically prevailing winds on a planet.  On earth, they are the trade winds.  This will give you a dominant direction of wind to blow over the mountain (ex - on the continental US and Canada, it's eastern winds...the entire "grass plains" part of the region is affected by this).  So let's say that you have eastern winds on your map.  That would mean the area east of the mountains should have a bit of a rain shadow which allows only ecosystems with less water usage. 

 

Assuming this isn't a new continent only inhabited by animals, what are the primary industries?  That is, how do the people living there make goods to barter?  Where are the cities and how big are they (and how do they even survive?)?  A medieval era world typically had its biggest and best cities near water sources.  Mining industries were typically in mountainous regions.  Lumber was pretty much a non-existent entity unless you've got waterways or an artificial engine (ex - diesel). 

 

What are the directions of river flow? Remember that rivers are virtually unable to fight gravity (and when they do, it's very special and a tourist attraction in modern day settings).  Should there be lakes?

 

One would assume from all this that Triannos is the continent's "bread basket".  It has multiple major rivers which give it access to trade, food, and can keep the area well defended from attacks.  Meanwhile, I would assume that Evoid in its earlier years would have had an isolationist effect.  That is, many nations would crop up and fight for control of the area west of the mountains while other nations might attempt an attack on those protected by the mountains, a properly built defence would make it difficult to attack.  it being a unified region now means that it's very easy to keep hold of.  Furthermore, the eastern edge of Evoid is likely an area of great concern to them.  They have lots of metals likely sticking out of the ground due to the mountains and could forge lots of weapons from the resources, if suitable.


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 11:47 AM

The big one that stands out is the idea of a rain shadow.  (snip) So let's say that you have eastern winds on your map.  That would mean the area east of the mountains should have a bit of a rain shadow which allows only ecosystems with less water usage.

I'm glad you posted about this, because now I have a legit reason to do what I originally wanted to do with Evoid--make it somewhat barren/desolate. Or at least, part of it.

 

But I suppose that means that I'm going to have to add a WHOLE lot more forests to the Triannion side of the mountains, since places with lots of rain typically have forests.

 

Assuming this isn't a new continent only inhabited by animals, what are the primary industries?  That is, how do the people living there make goods to barter?  Where are the cities and how big are they (and how do they even survive?)?  A medieval era world typically had its biggest and best cities near water sources.  Mining industries were typically in mountainous regions.  Lumber was pretty much a non-existent entity unless you've got waterways or an artificial engine (ex - diesel).

The cities--or at least, the ones we'll see during the story--will be marked by FE8 map sprites. I haven't particularly figured out how to map waterways in this particular style, as the brushes I used were actually photoshop brushes in image forum, so I couldn't use the line brushes that matched that style.

 

As for the questions, Triannos is typically a land of high trading, with plenty of ideal farmland for animal raising and plant growing. Mining is most certainly a thing in the eastern side of the mountains, while fishing and trading are the most popular industries near port towns. Evoid is a little different, thanks to its barrenness, and does have a bit of trouble providing for the needs of its people. (Part of the reason why it invaded Triannos to begin with.) The two eastern countries, divisions of Ceverstine, have...not really been expanded upon, if I'm being honest. The two islands in the south rely heavily on fishing and trading.

 


One would assume from all this that Triannos is the continent's "bread basket".  It has multiple major rivers which give it access to trade, food, and can keep the area well defended from attacks.  Meanwhile, I would assume that Evoid in its earlier years would have had an isolationist effect.  That is, many nations would crop up and fight for control of the area west of the mountains while other nations might attempt an attack on those protected by the mountains, a properly built defence would make it difficult to attack.  it being a unified region now means that it's very easy to keep hold of.  Furthermore, the eastern edge of Evoid is likely an area of great concern to them.  They have lots of metals likely sticking out of the ground due to the mountains and could forge lots of weapons from the resources, if suitable.

Very interesting to note. I might have to revise my history of Evoid a little, since this is honestly more interesting than what I already had planned for it. In fact, it just gave me an idea.

Thank you for your input! :D


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:42 AM

these are pretty cool. I really like the weapon designs. nice work :)


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Posted 04 May 2016 - 12:54 PM

The map I ended up using for the book variant of this story:

 

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Also a minor update to Glevis, because I FINALLY figured out how to make it look like what I wanted it to: (Change the hilt layer's type to "colorize," thus making it seem more transparent.)

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 04:53 AM

The sword looks very cool, I just generally like shiny, glowy, sparkly, fantasy-like swords like that. XD

 

the final map is also a bit cool--perhaps a bit vanilla in terms of overall design (shape of the continent, an island at the bottom, very clear-cut territories with it being divided in 3) but not technically bad IMO, I guess it just feels a tiny bit bland or uninspired. (sorry if you weren't looking for critique, especially now that it's done--I'm just kind of blabbing away, it's fine as-is and I wouldn't expect you to do anything, so feel free to ignore me)


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 11:47 AM



The sword looks very cool, I just generally like shiny, glowy, sparkly, fantasy-like swords like that. XD

 

the final map is also a bit cool--perhaps a bit vanilla in terms of overall design (shape of the continent, an island at the bottom, very clear-cut territories with it being divided in 3) but not technically bad IMO, I guess it just feels a tiny bit bland or uninspired. (sorry if you weren't looking for critique, especially now that it's done--I'm just kind of blabbing away, it's fine as-is and I wouldn't expect you to do anything, so feel free to ignore me)

Me too. In fact, the new Glevis was kind of inspired by the True Monado in XC ahahahaha.

 

Eh, it is kind of bland. Half of the reason I remade it in this style was to make it look LESS boring. I would go and add more countries or whatever but as it is, the story only really takes place in Triannos and Evoid--Ceverstine and the isles to the south I am having to do bonus chapters / a second route just to work them in and flesh them out. Otherwise they're like GBAFE's Fire Emblem--only truly mentioned in name only. lol

 

I'll have to make Blizzard Blade's map into this style and work on making it not-boring. If S&E goes well, I do actually intend on making that into a game as well.


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 06:31 PM

yeah, I dunno, in a way that's not so bad. just having the world be bigger, even if a lot of it is unused, isn't a bad thing. it can be a writing tool or could potentially be used in sequels, or characters can from those places despite not events happening there. there are all sorts of ways to use them. that being said over-complicating it for the sake of over-complicating it isn't necessarily a good thing either, haha.


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 08:05 PM

Blizzard Blade would at least allow you to see about half of the known world, lol. Only reason I didn't go with it first is because I'll need lots of help with custom battle animations, and I kind of need to get my name out there and show people what I can do before anyone will even consider helping.

 

Speaking of which, I spent almost all day on this. And I'm still not done. Yay.

 

Finished Blizzard Blade map:

http://i.imgur.com/3HzJRTJ.jpg

 

The War of Elements Legend that shapes the world/story:

http://sta.sh/0usdr7o7in8

 

And as a tl;dr to the dumb, repetitive legend:

7 heroes saved the world from certain doom, and each of them wielded a weapon imbued with the power of an element. They later formed the kingdoms of the land by picking out the terrains most fitting to their element, thus the elemental kingdoms are born. Also the fire hero turned evil and had to be killed, and the ice hero died. THE END.


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