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#858456 Hi everybody

Posted by Juli-Mizrahi on 30 October 2015 - 02:56 AM

I'm glad to see XC is still alive and kicking. This place will always hold a place in my heart, and without is there wouldn't be dn, devpro, or any of those other knock offs. They did it better, but we did it first.

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#854279 Exarion's Journey through Pokémon Art Academy

Posted by Exarion on 19 January 2015 - 04:36 PM

Here we go!

All the LESSONS in game have a step-by-step on the upper screen, so we draw on the touch screen.


We start the game with an "admission exam", drawing a Pikachu/Froakie/Piplup face with nothing but pastel crayons.

Then we go through the Beginner course, where we draw upon a layer of outlines... This isn't so interesting, so I won't post those pictures.


The Novice course is a bit more challenging, where we draw upon basic shapes (and start to use other tools, shadow effects). Now, this still isn't the same as drawing by myself, yet we are much more free to work on details.


After that we have Graduate lessons, starting with a blank layer. Of course, we still have the step-by-step, but now it's real work!


Actually, it's possible to "cheat" by requiring the basic shapes and even the outlines, but I don't do that. >_>



I really liked some results in my Novice course. Keep in mind the backgrounds are added by the game. <.<


Snivy with pencil tool.



Chimchar with the regular marker tool.



Eevee with pencil tool.



Pumpkaboo with marker tool.



Lugia with paintbrush tool.



The "final exam" (but not different from a lesson, really): Pikachu with pencil and paintbrush tools!


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#861534 Come Chat With Us!

Posted by Hypermaster117 on 10 May 2016 - 06:27 PM

Just. Let. This. Place. DIE ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!! You already killed off half the damn reason people came here in the first place when you got rid of YuGiOh.. Just pull the damn trigger and get it over with.. 


If you really didn't care you wouldn't come on just to be a whiny little bitch.

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#856398 Wow.

Posted by Eric on 25 May 2015 - 03:39 PM

Not all of us are debating, some are just watching with popcorn in hand.
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#856339 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Custom Card Game - Main Thread & Rules

Posted by Amon on 01 May 2015 - 02:57 PM

It was bound to happen sooner or later, I suppose. No, I don't care that this is a necro of sorts. I...guess you could say I feel obligated to speak of it one last time. 'twas fun while it lasted...well, for most of it, anyway.

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#855336 Oh how the mighty have fallen (My rant on XC)

Posted by Bladers on 26 February 2015 - 03:36 PM

Okay. Well here are my 6 cents. The situation though hopeful looks bleak. There can be a comeback. But it won't happen just from small changes here and there. These have to be changes that have IMPACT.


1) Services 


In my opinion i think XC should become a service. Just like how MS is becoming a service now.

As setever has outlined. I do like the direction of the deck builder for all TCG. I also believe its being made for the web. Well that is vital,

If its standalone executable it will fail. Anything standalone in terms of online F2P will fail in this day and age, unless it comes in form of a app and that is where windows 10 comes in.


2) Deck Builder App on All Platform


I believe you also need a deck builder app for windows 10. With 10 being universal; meaning the same apps will run on the desktop, tablet, phone and console. That is alot of market you are reaching that will point back to XC. People can build decks from anywhere and then you can have addition features like rulings, combo, suggestions.


Like an Office Suite. The goal should be to provide as many services as you can.


3) TCG related NEWS


News relating to TCG should be headlined on the main page. Take for example hololens that was just revealed.

Alot of talk have been circulating about its potential for dueling and pokemon battles. These news angle are what needs to be covered on XC. Brings in fresh breathe and leads to fruity discussions.


These are in-direct TCG related news. When people search keywords like dueling with hololens.

XC becomes #1 site that comes up. They read the news, they like the speculations, the discussion and the proposed concepts and ideas.

They are now thinking, let me save or register for this site, because when a software does arise or additional news concerning a new yugioh software in relation to VR/AR. They will be on top of it and i will be informed.


4) Cover related Games


Cover games, there are a few games that have been released, MTG, pokemon something. write about phenomenons like the viewers playing pokemon on twitch.


Remember you are looking for exciting stories and news that will incite rich discussion and clicks from google and interest from new visitors. You won't keep any new visitor ten seconds if your main news on the main page is from 3 months ago.


5) Site redesigned


Its too basic and is lacking content. That doesn't mean overload it or even make it TCG or yugioh centric.

But it should be a richer experience and not just a bunch of text slapped onto a brown background.

There needs to be icons, and the works..


6) Creative-Dueling


Whatever name you want to call it. It must happen. 

All successful business or ideology has a defining product.

A flagship product. I have a few ideas, but i will keep my mouth shut for now.

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#850244 Create-A-Card Competition

Posted by Yami Stomach on 06 June 2014 - 01:19 AM

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#861942 Yu-Gi-Oh Deck Profile (Not competitive just for fun)

Posted by FattMatt on 12 July 2016 - 01:51 PM

Well, I beat DevBot's Frog Deck with it, so there's that.

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#861533 Come Chat With Us!

Posted by L o t u s on 10 May 2016 - 06:25 PM

How about you just gtfo then instead of bitching.

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#858886 Yugioh Draft Tournament: War of the Giants (Champion: 6SAMS)

Posted by storyteller on 16 November 2015 - 05:26 PM

Congratulations, 6SAMS! You're our first Drafting Champion!


Rewards will be handed out as appropriate. Thanks, all, for participating!

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#858183 War of the Elements 2: Archetype Edition (Winner: Hypermaster117)

Posted by Jesse on 23 October 2015 - 04:22 PM

not to stoke the flames but


blah blah blah stokes the flames blah blah blah


Personally I didn't have an issue with what was going on, but this isn't my thread. If story says cut it out, it means cut it out - immediately.

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#855961 Exarion's Journey through Pokémon Art Academy

Posted by Exarion on 08 April 2015 - 06:12 PM

Thanks for the kind gestures, people. =]

This is not open for requests, Eel. Maybe in the future. Maybe.




The following pic finishes the graduate course LESSONS (because the usual Pikachu ended up a bit weird.)

Mewtwo with paintbrush, pencil and airbrush. Background from the game.




You might remember that Nidoking drawing I posted somewhere else.

Well, I finally found a way to put it on the 3DS camera and then used it as a template for the FREE PAINT.

Nidoking with paintbrush.





The game isn't over yet! Extra LESSONS were unlocked, so there still is more room for developing techniques. =]

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#855652 Smash Bros. 4!

Posted by DarkBlaze557 on 19 March 2015 - 08:23 PM

Weird thing is most multi hit moves Shieks uair Greninja uair etc have spike hitboxes ._.

Dunno if they patched it yet but people assume it's so multi hit moves actually multi hit unlike the other smash games lol

Normally this wouldn't matter but you can do some really cheesy stuff if you fast fall your multi hit aerial so the spike hitbox doesn't chain into the last one.


Is this English?

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#855363 Dragonball Xenoverse

Posted by Jesse on 28 February 2015 - 03:27 PM

To be fair, he did state that it met the hype. That's quite a good compliment.


The server has in fact been annoying me all day though. I really want to play online, because playing with others is more fun than computers. It's really annoying when you're doing a 3v3 match and the enemies focus only you. I'm not good at the game yet. How am I supposed to take on three enemies at a time? When they hit me, I can't hit back. The second I try to, I'm hit with a Kamehameha from whoever else is there. I just stand no chance. And my stamina goes down too quickly if I try to teleport away. At least when playing with others, everyone can take one opponent and not have to worry about that issue.


But this game is amazing. The server allowed me to join the multi lobby today, for the second time. It was just pure fun, walking around the city, looking at all the cool characters that people had made, trying to do the fusion dance with as many people as possible, trying to set up a five-way Ginyu Force dance, trying to communicate with the limited options for speaking...


Slowly but surely I'm getting better and progressing at the game. I'm Level 35 or something around that. I began the Buu Saga. I've got a few skills, including Kaioken and Super Saiyan (still haven't tried it though). I have 5 Dragon Balls. I did a 50-something hit combo with Frieza... Crazy stuff.




One thing I REALLY have to talk about is the Story Mode.


Absolutely gorgeous visuals. When games like The Order: 1886 are coming out nowadays, it seems ridiculous that you could doubt the visuals of an anime game, but I certainly had a few. There are a few different art styles that have been tried, but this one is like a super-HD anime. The English Dub doesn't sync with the lip movements, which is sad, but I don't really care. The biggest issue I have with the translations - because I'm assuming this doesn't happen in Japanese - is that everyone seems to think I'm a male. "Is he with you?", "Wow, he's strong", "Check out his power", etc. I'm a female Saiyan. You should refer to me as "she."


The story itself. It's pretty good. For a Dragon Ball video game, it's a huge change, and it's about time. I'm in the Buu Saga and - spoiler alert - I've only had to do about 15 fights to get there. There aren't that many fights to do, so sagas are over pretty quickly.


Except "quickly" would be the complete wrong adverb to use in this situation. My absolute FAVOURITE thing about this game is that it does something I've never seen before, personally. It may exist, but I haven't played a game that achieves this, so this is a big thing for me. The story mode is so difficult that you have to do Parallel Quests to level up. Now, a lot of people think this is a "grind", but I don't at all. Well, technically, it is exactly a grind. But I certainly don't see the negative connotations with the word in this game. A lot of people, including myself, wanted to just finish the story mode, and then think about multiplayer. At first I thought that Parallel Quests were just in the way of the story. But actually, I'd almost be happy with just a game based on PQs alone. This wasn't always the case. As I said, I thought they were just in the way of the story. Had I completed the story ASAP, I'd look at the PQs and play a few, and a few more and then I'd assume I'd get bored. I mean, what would be the point of completing them anyway, except for being a completionist? By making these quests crucial to progress with the story, I had to learn everything the game had to offer.


Dragon Age: Inquisition had a fantastic Multiplayer mode. I played it a few times, but there was nothing drawing me in. I just wanted to see what it was like. Yes, it was still my Game of the Year 2014, but that's just because of the main story. Honestly, the MP mode meant nothing to me. I've always been a "main story first, multiplayer second" kind of guy. But with Xenoverse, I have to be a "main story first, multiplayer first as well" kind of guy. Where the story mode would only be a few hours long, this increases that length by a huge amount. And it feels realistic too. You actually have to train your character, or you're no match for the next enemy. In other games, you just go forwards seven years and are miraculously stronger.


Whether Parallel Quests are fun or not is a different discussion (I totally think they are), but I've never seen a game force me into what seemed to be a secondary mode. And it just so happened that I would come to like it.

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#854915 Exarion's Journey through Pokémon Art Academy

Posted by Exarion on 09 February 2015 - 05:05 PM

Thank you all, guys. <3


And here I start the Graduate course!

LESSONS are still step-by-step, but we start with a totally blank screen! We still are guided to draw the basic shapes, though.

New techniques are taught, and we have more freedom to choose the colors.



Remember, the backgrounds are from the game (yet).




Vulpix with pastel (+ smudge tool)



Lapras with marker (shadow with outline pen)



Lucario with marker (shadow with outline pen)


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#854118 The Nostalgia Tournament!

Posted by Sun on 13 January 2015 - 11:15 AM

Bardon lays the smackdown 

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#851945 Farewell, XC

Posted by Tonee on 01 October 2014 - 05:16 PM

I wonder if half the activity here is oldies checking up after months on inactivity.. like me right now.

See y'all again in 6 months! If the site still exists by then.
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#849108 Create-A-Card Competition

Posted by Ritokure on 03 April 2014 - 02:33 PM

Not my fault I bring activity. Anyway, it's also not my fault that it was ever said. If the MTG:CaC got graded, then that person would have never said it and I'd have never stolen it lol. Also I mean Rito is a great person and all, but if they have the energy to negatively click my comment, then I think he should also be able to post a judging date/time.

I have exactly 10 minutes to wander around on the Interwebs between my college classes. The rest of my day is spent on work. I already started judging. I will not promise any time/dates because I'm not sure if I can judge on said date, but I'm working on it anyways, and judging will be ready when it's done.

Also, spamming a line on every sing CaC Comp thread is not "activity". Leave this to the spambots, will you? ;)
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#846338 The Real Funney Convos Thread

Posted by L o t u s on 24 December 2013 - 02:26 AM

Spaceman admitted defeat

Hikifune: lol
Spaceman: like are you rubbing
Spaceman: the book of the dead or something
Hikifune: Rofl'd
Hikifune: hard.
Spaceman: and chanting some shit to like
Spaceman: anubis or some shit
Spaceman: or sekmet
Spaceman: rofl i bet you do the ra chant
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#858448 XC's New Forum Structure?

Posted by Gren on 29 October 2015 - 11:22 PM

This is dumb. the forum and site is dead. This is pointless.

I can save it though.

I have been working on something during my hobby hours with Unreal Engine. Don't quite have the exact direction that i want to go with it.

But it deals with a life size duel arena


I'm not going to go around and stir things up, but if you think it's pointless, why even bother making a contribution? There is some things going on behind the scenes that I can't mention but I wouldn't consider us out  of the count. The direction with all these "revival" attempts were just something that couldn't be done. I think DarkBlaze was the only worthy contender but with the amount of negativity going on, he was just getting stressed (which may or may not of been the case, just how I saw it). I have some plans going forward but right now we need to focus on one thing that will bring people in and not a mound of projects that will have everyone confused to as what's going on. Baby steps. Throwing too much on the plate is going to get us nowhere. Recreate an identity, stick with it to draw more people in or bring people back, then add something new. We've all moved on from YVD and accepted it's death. Jesse and storyteller are doing a great job trying to keep people interested. I want to expand more into M:TG. It's a dream that I could achieve with a little time, effort, and dedication. I'm sure someone is going to ask why I'm not a mod or admin or whatever since bringing these ideas on board. Right now, time is something I can't control. After my cancer treatment is finished, I can dedicate more time into this place. I was planning on raiding in WoW again but since the guild I was in died until next expansion, I can really put some time in here.


There was some that told me I should just move on and leave this place behind. Sadly, I can't. Most of my past came from this place and I would like to be the one to say "Yeah I was that asshole troll back in the day but look, people can change and do great things!" It was a pleasure to be able to finally get a moderator position as the M:TG mod for a while but life took over. It happens. However, the way I have my life planned out on stone now, I want to put more of my resources here. It's not dead. Just needs a purpose again.



TL:DR I care for this place too much to let it die. It's not dead. If you have nothing positive to say then don't say anything at all. Honestly, there's been more activity here then when Setever tried to do too many things at once.


His ideas were good on paper, but were they needed? If there's one thing I learned in life it's question everything. Gives you a better understanding of the situation. 

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