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Old 08/13/2010   #1
Cat Rage Room
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The Compilation is dead (for now), the Staff here are bored to tears and none of us are really motivated, there's really no new activity or fresh members, and the board and the community grows further and further away from FF every day.

As it stands, the place is still active and everyone is having fun, but in the long run, what's next? It honestly can only go on like this for so long before it just fizzles out. Personally, I don't really know. What should we do? We were talking in the Staff forum about how to address things and how we should organize ourselves, but overall, the fire is hard to keep alive right now.

I always want this sites focus to be Final Fantasy. We've already built so much; it would be a shame to let it all go to waste, and I think that we could really build on that further, we just need to possibly refocus our efforts? What do you guys think we should do?

Personally, Mako and I thought it would be pretty rad to turn our attention to the older, classic Final Fantasies.

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Old 08/13/2010   #2
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You interrupted my fake beauty pageant for this?

Well, anyway.

In terms of the forum's quality, yeah alot of stuff has been translated, hosted, and given to fans of Final Fantasy, and it would be a major waste to let all that die out.

Not to mention the moderators at least seem to care what happens to this place.

Personally, Mako and I thought it would be pretty rad to turn our attention to the older, classic Final Fantasies.
Not only would that create alot of new things to talk about, and also host on your frontpages, but it might attract members who are more partial to other Final Fantasy games.

I say go for it. Final Fantasy 7 has been talked about to death and back.
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Old 08/13/2010   #3
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What do you mean the Compilation is dead? We still have the LTD!

I think that opening the site up to talk about other FF games is a great idea! Would it be all of them, or just the older ones?
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Old 08/13/2010   #4
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Define classics, I haven't played any before 7
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Old 08/13/2010   #5
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I might be willing to do FF6 content depending on how bored I get. I've done quite a bit with rom hacking programs in addition to playing it obsessively several years ago so I'm pretty familiar with the content, even if I haven't done anything in awhile. I'd also be willing to work with hito or someone on a retranslation project; I actually already started a semi-retranslation project myself that I intended to be halfway between Woolsey's and Sky Render's before getting bored with it and abandoning it. If there were more interest though I'd probably be able to pick it back up.

Other than that there are lots of things I could do to the boards to liven them up given the power, but I don't know if any of them would be related to Final Fantasy.

edit: I should clarify, though, that the programs I used were pre-made for hacking FFVI; I haven't done any ASM work on my own.
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Old 08/13/2010   #6
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It's not a bad idea to have a section for hacking actually
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Old 08/13/2010   #7
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I'd be interested in learning how to hack.
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Old 08/13/2010   #8
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Well that took two seconds to go off-topic xD

I'd like to see Final Fantasy 4-6.

Anything about them.
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Old 08/13/2010   #9
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Quexinos wrote: Define classics, I haven't played any before 7
YOU GO TO YOUR FUCKING ROOM RIGHT NOW AND PLAY THE CLASSICS. NO DESSERT FOR YOU UNTIL YOU'RE DONE, MISSY.

I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY.
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Old 08/13/2010   #10
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I'd like to see Final Fantasy 4 & 6.
Fixed.
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Old 08/13/2010   #11
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Noob Saibot wrote: YOU GO TO YOUR FUCKING ROOM RIGHT NOW AND PLAY THE CLASSICS. NO DESSERT FOR YOU UNTIL YOU'RE DONE, MISSY.

I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY.
I probably shouldn't tell you that I haven't played any of the classics except for I and III and I can't remember really anything of them...

Yep, I probably shouldn't tell you that.
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Old 08/13/2010   #12
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Noob Saibot wrote: YOU GO TO YOUR FUCKING ROOM RIGHT NOW AND PLAY THE CLASSICS. NO DESSERT FOR YOU UNTIL YOU'RE DONE, MISSY.

I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY.
Am I allowed to go to work tomorrow?

Also, a section for hacking WOULD be neat, I know Rob had done some stuff in FFX, and it was pretty neat I think it was stuff we all knew but I still liked it. I could submit all that stuff if I still have it.
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Old 08/13/2010   #13
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Yeah I honestly think everyone who hasn't played the classes should do so immediately. Grab an SNES, download a ROM, whatever.

Speaking of which, making that move would attract a lot of new blood.

As far as my ideas go, I think coverage on the plot/character details is always welcome. I've always wanted to see some the creation materials for the older ones translated if possible, and FFII even has a mini-novel. I think we should also maintain a focus on the gameplay; we might be able to ask Dijbriel, resident god of the FF classics, namely FFVI, for that.
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Old 08/13/2010   #14
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People that haven't played FFVI? You're not welcome here, quit the internet. =/ I love all of the classics. Focusing on them is an excellent idea, imo. A lot of us thought FFXIII would be a big deal... but really, it wasn't, lol.
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Old 08/13/2010   #15
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Mia Fey wrote: Fixed.
Not fixed. FF5 was also awesome. The story may have felt a bit lacking the first time one played it but the second time reveals that it has more depth than is initially apparent, and in every other aspect it's more or less the equal of the other games.

That said, I think we should focus on one game at a time, and FFVI is the natural choice. Although really, whichever game gets the next remake is probably the one we should focus on.
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Dreams are always ending far too soon









“When I was twelve, I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew.
I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made
the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my
sister ate. At least, I hope she did.” -Tyrion Lannister
“The management is very bad. In fact, let’s not mince words: The management is terrible!
We’ve had a string of embezzlers, frauds, liars, and lunatics making a string of catastrophic
decisions. This is a plain fact. But who elected them? It was you! You who appointed these
people! You who gave them the power to make your decisions for you! While I’ll admit that
anyone can make a mistake once, to go on making the same lethal errors century after
century seems to me nothing short of deliberate. You have encouraged these malicious
incompetents, who have made your working life a shambles. You have accepted without
question their senseless orders. You have allowed them to fill your workspace with dangerous
and unproven machines. You could have stopped them. All you had to say was, ‘No.’” -V
“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” -Thomas Pynchon
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” -Adam Smith
“Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” -John Steinbeck
“If you took the most ardent revolutionary, vested him in absolute power, within a year he would be worse than the Tsar himself.” -Mikhail Bakunin
“In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” -Sun Tzu
“...pero Capitán, obedecer por obedecer, así, sin pensarlo... sólo lo hacen gentes como usted, Capitán.” -Dr Ferreiro, Pan’s Labyrinth
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” -William Blake
“Yeah, you really got my act down good, guys. That'll be great. ‘You know, when I’m done ranting about elite power that rules the planet under a totalitarian government that uses the media in order to keep people stupid, my throat gets parched! That’s why I drink Orange Drink.’” -Bill Hicks








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