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@  Fire Blazer : (18 March 2020 - 03:18 AM) hope everyone is managing ok...
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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)

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#1 Fire Blazer

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:46 PM

For those who haven't heard, Atlus (the company known for making the Persona and SMT games as well as "that company" that's supposed to be working with Intelligent Systems for this crossover) is being sold off due to some mistakes by their parent company, Index Corporation.

Here's one such article though google could probably net you a slightly better one: http://www.shopto.ne..._medium=twitter

How do you guys think this might turn out? Personally I'd be fine if Nintendo gets it though if that happens I'm wondering how fans of like the Persona series will react (what with those games being a lot on Sony systems). Personally I'm only really interested in SMT x FE so as long as that doesn't get halted or stopped, I think I'll be fine.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:58 PM

As someone waiting on Persona 5 and expecting great things out of it, I hope they're able to find a solid parent company to back them, or failing that, become their own standalone company and stay in business.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:17 PM

Having only played slight parts of the Persona games I can't say much, but from what I have played they are fantastic.

Hopefully this all works out, ****ing shady parent companies. Atlus are big enough I doubt they'll go out of business.
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:11 AM

I really hope they get bought by a good parent company. I would like it if Nintendo bought them. It looks like one of the best options. Others are saying Namco Bandai are also one that they want to buy it but I don't really know much about them so I don't know.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:25 PM

'Capcom may be interested.'

Oh man, I can't wait for the next 25 versions of Persona 4 Arena.

But they're a solid enough company to be bought out by. I expect it would be someone like them as opposed to Nintendo or Sony. Although either of those are fine too.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:07 PM

I'd be okay with Namco Bandai except they sometimes straight-up dgaf about their localizations >___>' *looks at shady history of Tales of games' localizations*

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