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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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.
Posted by MykeXero on 05 July 2017 - 01:57 PM
have a great day!
Posted by 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!
(I made it female instead of the male model =P)
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.
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.
Posted by Eric on 25 May 2015 - 03:39 PM
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.
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.
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..
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.
Posted by on 06 June 2014 - 01:19 AM
Posted by FattMatt on 12 July 2016 - 01:51 PM
Well, I beat DevBot's Frog Deck with it, so there's that.
Posted by L o t u s on 10 May 2016 - 06:25 PM
How about you just gtfo then instead of bitching.
Posted by on 23 January 2016 - 06:32 AM
Shut up eel
no seriously, shut up eel. this tournament was great. sure it died down a bit towards the end but that wasnt your fault. it was the lack of incentive to duel any longer. the decks were fine and honestly quite balanced (with some exceptions though far and few between)
i would be more than happy if you did another one sometime and i'm sure so would plenty of other people. you've got a lot better than you used to be and people appreciate that.
so don't you dare stop making tournaments!
Posted by BryceHarperFan on 24 October 2015 - 11:46 PM
I wasn't sure if he still was, since I've seen him online and it's been a week since that post. Thought it more likely he could've forgotten, since the topic hadn't had recent activity, but then I don't know what he's been sick with.
He's sick, give him a break please.
*reminds Jesse that this is a thing*
He said he was coughing for almost a month. It sounded serious to me. That's why I didn't pressure him anymore.
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?
Posted by 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.
Posted by on 14 February 2015 - 06:19 AM
I call Yuuya!
That said, a while back I suggested a character deck tournament, perhaps we could try that next?
Posted by Gardevoir on 20 January 2015 - 11:07 AM
It's been a really long time since I've bothered to post anything of actual meaning anywhere on the internet. Since I last posted the "yes" above this post, I have gone through many sucky things in my life, and until recently, nothing was going my way. I ruined some friendships but made other ones (which turned out to have been made only on false pretenses), I had lots of internal struggles, I've been injured a few times, etc. It's not all bad, though. Something good happened in my life at the beginning of this year, but before I get to that, I want to vent.
1. Burning bridges
So... I don't know how many of you know (but I'm sure some people on XC have guessed at it), but for a good while, I was (for lack of a better word) a nympho. It was an actual thing I was addicted to. Admittedly, it made for some really fun times but it also led to some of the worst moments of my life. In the span of about a year, thanks to my love of lewdness:
- I lost a very very good friend
- I almost leaped into an early grave
- I made it so that a LOT of people (both online and in person) either don't respect me or straight-out harass me
I've been focusing on ridding myself of that curse. I don't do the things I used to do anymore. I still get urges, but I'm either ignoring them or releasing them on my own somewhere. Even now I've had moments of weakness where I almost broke down. It's going to be a really hard road, giving up something you really like always is.
If I wanted to make excuses, I could say it's probably not my fault for being a nymphomaniac. As some of you know, I was raped a few years back. I'm sure there's probably something in my subconscious that connects that and the nympho stuff but since I'm not a shrink, I don't know. Either way, it's not like I shouldn't be able to control myself, it's not like I'm that weak-willed or anything.
But yeah... Because of my mistakes, I don't have too many friends now. To be honest, I never really did have many friends (which is why I spend like all of my free time in chats), but most of the friends I've made online are gone now. It's been a lesson learned the most hard way possible. I still garner a great deal of respect in the business world, but outside of a professional setting, I'm pretty much disliked by everyone. I don't blame anyone but myself, though, since I gave them reason to treat me like bleh.
2. I'm a cat, apparently
Last year, I got fed up with living such a terrible life so I decided it'd be nice to rid people of my existence. My bedroom is on the second floor of my house, and my house is already pretty high up. There's also a pool near my window. I figured I'd jump out of my window and land in the pool just to see what would happen. I didn't care if I missed the pool or not, I didn't want to live anymore anyway. I jumped and did indeed land in the pool.
Half of me did, anyway.
The other half got totally destroyed. Broken ribs, bruises, messed up my knee, my head got pretty beaten up, etc. I wish I had died. I must be some sort of cat though. Anyway, the whole thing left me alive but immobile for a few weeks. My casts got really itchy and all I could say to myself every time I felt pain or an itch or an urge to go outside was "you deserve worse".
So because of the sort of life I've been living for the past 3 years or so, I've grown depressed. I'm basically the way I was back in middle school now. I'm the emo kid again that everyone picked on, except this time, I gave them reason to pick on me.
But anyway, people who care about me for some reason have noticed I'm significantly less cheerful. I almost never leave the house unless it's for work or to get food. It's gotten better as of late, but eh. Every time I think of why I'm depressed, I think of people who have it way worse than I do and I think to myself, "your depression is nothing". From a neutral, third-person view, it really is nothing. However, it's hell for anyone going through it, and that actually helps me cheer up a tiny bit.
4. Something good
As of December 30, I have improved a great deal. I'm starting to feel cheerful again and I've managed to keep my sexual urges repressed with ease. This is largely because of what's probably the best thing to ever happen in my life.
My best friend since I was 4 (and my boyfriend for months now) and I are getting married. I'll be a Mega Gardevoir soon.
It's something I've been daydreaming of ever since Fran brought it up a good while back. I've kind of played scenarios in my head, but I always convinced myself that they were nothing but fantasies. I've also been friendzoned before by him [:'(], but things happen I guess. Anyway, he's the main reason why I still exist. He makes me happy in a way that no one else can. Thanks to him, I'm pretty much back to normal. I owe everything to him.
Aside from that, I'm also getting back into the swing of things with YGO and Pokemon. I'm going to tourneys again, learning the metas, and so on. Right now I'm buying the stuff to make an Infernoid deck (since I can always just borrow Burning Abyss and Qlililililiramalamadingdongs from friends - there's no point in making a deck we already have); I'm also preparing my Pokemon team for the new VGC season (which I like a lot, since it lets me use things like Cresselia for Helping Hand fun) and am looking forward to entering a VGC tourney this February.
...I started writing this feeling really morose. Thinking back on some of the positive stuff has made me smile.
I'm still very sad and I still regret many of the things I've done in recent times. I won't apologize to the people I've hurt however because words mean nothing. Instead, I will bear the guilt for the rest of my life as a reminder never to be a horrible person again. I know I've left a sour taste on pretty much all of XC's mouths and nothing will change that. I'm not looking for forgiveness, and those who are willing to forgive me should probably reconsider. I'd just like to let people know that I'm doing everything in my power to be a good person now.
I don't like to end things so negatively, so I'll end on a lighter note. If anyone reading this is willing to help me out with Infernoids and things like what people are siding these days and so on, please PM me or add me on Skype (gardyvoira). In addition, if anyone wants to talk to me for any reason at all, there's the aforementioned Skype, PMs on here, and Pokemon Showdown (Gardy Voira), where I usually go when I have free time.
My hope is to have many positive and fun experiences to share with the remainder of XC. I want to bring good vibes wherever I go.
Posted by Amon on 01 October 2014 - 08:54 PM
Posted by Ritokure on 03 April 2014 - 02:33 PM
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.
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.
Posted by L o t u s on 24 December 2013 - 02:26 AM