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Old 08/13/2010   #16
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Yeah, FFV was great. You just gotta see it for what it is. I'd be honored to help cover that.
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Old 08/13/2010   #17
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Fixed.
Hoe. I like FFV

Though 4 and 6 totally as well. :3 They all impacted me in that way that games should knowadays but don't.
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Old 08/13/2010   #18
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Should expand on the Final Fantasy sections, give them individual sub-sections, and extend focus in news articles and other paraphenalia in other big Final Fantasy announcements as well. The scope of this place always did seem a little more limited in comparison to AC.net.

That's my shitty idea, but it's the only one I got
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Old 08/13/2010   #19
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Old 08/13/2010   #20
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Um... chill lolz. I appreciate the gameplay in FFV, but the storyline and characters (besides Faris ) mostly bored me to tears.
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Old 08/13/2010   #21
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Um... chill lolz. I appreciate the gameplay in FFV, but the storyline and characters (besides Faris ) mostly bored me to tears.
Gameplay was pretty cool. I liked the jobclass system alot @_@

<3 Faris.

Lol yeah the other characters were less awesome than Faris, imo.
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Old 08/13/2010   #22
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Um... chill lolz. I appreciate the gameplay in FFV, but the storyline and characters (besides Faris ) mostly bored me to tears.
The idea is that the storyline and characters were meant to be lighter and less serious and intense than other FFs. It boils it all down to what it's really all about, the stellar gameplay. If you're expecting FFV's plot to be heavy like FFIV/VI's, you're looking at it wrong; it's intended to be an old school to the core, visceral, gameplay focused adventure. The story is just a vehicle to move the game along.

And if nothing else, Galufs went out like a fuckin' G.
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Old 08/13/2010   #23
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Old 08/13/2010   #24
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Strange thing is, I see active FF7 fans in places like LJ and such. Perhaps people just cba to join an FF exclusive forum? idk, it's not like there's a lack of love for the game going around. While expanding to the older FFs would be awesome, I'm a little skeptical of how much it's actually going to do. Not trying to put down the idea though! By all means, we should go through with it - it'll keep the community busy and no doubt it would widen the demographic scope.

The AC/ACC commentary was a good idea. Perhaps we could record Let's Play! The FF7 Compilation. Certainly there are enough funny members to make decent Let's Play commentaries. IMO, fan generated projects like the audio-books are probably more appealing than official translations. I say this because from my experience, the typical FF doesn't really care to read an Ultimania or whatever else.
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Old 08/13/2010   #25
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I vote that we make additional sections for old classics for us to discuss, since we only have the Final Fantasy board as of right now. Which is fine and all, but let's face it: most of the people here are so sick of the same old Compiliation shit that it's just tiring by now. However, I do feel like people would enjoy discussing something like Kefka's motivations, since he's not Gackt and actually has a personality worth discussing.

IDK, I feel like there's still potential in older Final Fantasies or even discussions about FF7 itself, but the Compiliation is like a tired old whore at this point. You can still discuss it, but it's gotten pretty dang boring.
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Old 08/13/2010   #26
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My questions regarding the site's need for new members: Where can we get new blood? And how do we keep them solid and interested by visiting regularly? I'm asking this because the ones who left with bitter feelings towards this community also more or less spoke ill of this forum (trust me, some people do eventually return to the net and visit other communities), assuming they went to another similar ff community and warned the other members as well. I just wish we knew HOW to keep the new blood around instead of scaring them, pissing them off from the community altogether. Everyone has something they can bring to the table and all.
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Old 08/13/2010   #27
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I vote to condense all of the Compilation subforums into just one, big 'Compilation of Final Fantasy VII' forum. Nuke all the subforums entirely and move all the topics in them into one big one. None of the Compilation games are generating enough activity to warrant 5 different forums.

I also vote that if we are moving towards coverage of the older games, we give them an appropriate forum. I also suggest emphasizing discussion and members who appreciate the gameplay of these games as well; after all, that's what we do when we enjoy these games; we play them.
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Old 08/13/2010   #28
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BTW: Good post Mumble, I'll try to give my thoughts on that, give me a few.
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Old 08/13/2010   #29
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I'm not sure condensing all the forums is a good idea, but we can at least make them into subfora to keep them from cluttering up the main page. (If subfora aren't visible on the main page, make them visible; it's been awhile since I looked at it).

Along a similar vein, EoFF has fora for every numbered series entry to encourage discussion on each of them. That's a bit extreme, but it shows a commitment to the series that no other site I'm aware of demonstrates, and it manages to keep the discussion for each game that I bother paying attention to pretty fresh (which basically means IV-VI and IX). We could try setting up subfora for each FF game as well. Or definitely at least each era.
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Old 08/13/2010   #30
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I'm not sure condensing all the forums is a good idea, but we can at least make them into subfora to keep them from cluttering up the main page. (If subfora aren't visible on the main page, make them visible; it's been awhile since I looked at it).
Bleh, subfora are so cluttery, though. It's best to have as little forums as possible for concise discussion. Why not condense all the FFVII forums? Is anyone really going to miss the DoC forums or the BC forum if we condense them into one? All anyone really talks about nowadays is either the original game or the Compilation as a whole.

Along a similar vein, EoFF has fora for every numbered series entry to encourage discussion on each of them. That's a bit extreme, but it shows a commitment to the series that no other site I'm aware of demonstrates, and it manages to keep the discussion for each game that I bother paying attention to pretty fresh (which basically means IV-VI and IX). We could try setting up subfora for each FF game as well. Or definitely at least each era.
Putting them for each era is a good idea, but I really like the idea of focusing on the older ones, at least for now to give us a foundation. Going from covering one entry in the series to all of them is going to be very daunting and will dilute our efforts immensely. I think we should start with the old school ones and see where that takes us.
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