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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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#863120 Xero Creative is now an LLC in both NV and WA for some reason...

Posted by MykeXero on 05 July 2017 - 01:57 PM

have a great day! 

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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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#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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#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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#863491 So, who else is mad about the new rules? A bit of rant on current rulings

Posted by RiverShock on 04 February 2018 - 04:54 AM

...Not sure what you were expecting coming back into the game after being out of it for a decade, then. Times change. It's not like La Jinn was a good card by the end of the GX era, even though it was one of the best monsters in the game in the beginning. Trading card games in particular need to evolve over time. They get more complex out of necessity, not just for the hell of it. Yeah, it makes it harder for people that dropped out to return, but... It's mostly on that person's willingness to get used to the changes. You can't expect the game to stagnate until you decide to rejoin.


Personally, I don't get how people can just go "oh, screw that mechanic, I quit". Not even trying to understand them or try them for themselves. Just deciding "screw that, I can't be bothered". If you couldn't give Synchros a chance back when you DID supposedly enjoy the game, I'd hazard a guess that you were already no longer interested in it.

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Posted by Yami Stomach 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!

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#858235 Create-A-Card Competition

Posted by BryceHarperFan on 24 October 2015 - 11:46 PM



*reminds Jesse that this is a thing*

He's sick, give him a break please.


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 said he was coughing for almost a month. It sounded serious to me. That's why I didn't pressure him anymore. 

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#856392 Wow.

Posted by Yami Stomach on 19 May 2015 - 07:50 AM

in a nutshell


the place is on life support

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#855921 Create-A-Card Competition

Posted by RiverShock on 06 April 2015 - 06:33 PM

Ilexia, Insect Ruler of Infestation


2800/1800/Lv 7

During either player's turn, if this card is in your hand or Graveyard: You can banish a total of 2 Insect-Type monsters from your hand and/or Graveyard, except this card; Special Summon any number of "Insect Monster Tokens" (Insect-Type/EARTH/Level 1/ATK 100/DEF 100) to either side of the field. You can discard this card and 1 Insect-Type monster monster to the Graveyard; Special Summon 1 "Insect Queen" and 1 "Insect Princess" from your hand, Deck or Graveyard. While this card is in your Graveyard, monsters are always treated as Insect-Type. If an attacking Level 5 or higher Insect-Type monster you control, except "Ilexia, Insect Ruler of Infestation", destroys a monster by battle while this card is in your Graveyard: Its ATK is doubled, and it can attack once again in a row.



Well, that's quarter of an hour of time I'm not getting back. I think this shows how unrealistic this competition is. And why competitions this narrow in scope shouldn't even happen. Oh, and the complete lack of balance is deliberate, in case you feel the need to wonder.

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#855453 Exarion's Journey through Pokémon Art Academy

Posted by Exarion on 04 March 2015 - 04:55 PM

Many thanks, guys. =]


Hurry Bardon!




So I tried the FREE PAINT mode for the first time.

Unlike the LESSONS, here we don't have a step-by-step, but still they offer several templates (event downloads are stocked here). They quickly present "basic shapes - outline - template" before starting, but the upper screen is static. We actually may switch between those 3 options and no image, in addiction to show the outline/basic shapes on the touch screen. Yet I adopt the standard "complete reference" on upper screen, "blank" for touch screen, but with grids to get a minimal help.

Backgrounds still from the game.




Espurr with outline pen and paintbrush tools (template from free paint, bg from Gengar lesson):



And back to graduate LESSON, a harder one:

Charizard with paintbrush and pencil tools


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#855115 Yu-Gi-Oh Greece open

Posted by Jesse on 14 February 2015 - 06:19 AM

That said, a while back I suggested a character deck tournament, perhaps we could try that next?

I call Yuuya!

Anyway, I don't know about Qlips, but if Burning Abyss is used without complaints... And Shaddolls are allowed too; it's just their fusions which are banned... Then why would Qlips be? Although they can manage more with the Extra Deck restrictions.

I can't really give anything of use about this round, but kyros' deck was following the rules for this tournament exactly. Djinn literally only works when used as Ritual fodder. Djinn is fine.

And I'll never know why you guys pick on EeL so badly. Generally the arguments were pretty legit, but you can't take the piss out of someone who's angry. You know you who are that said something useful/useless. "Too salty"? Well yeah, that's why he's complaining. He's asking a real question and needs a real answer.

That's my two cents.
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#854316 I'm bored, d00d.

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". 


3. Depression


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.



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#851953 Not sure how much of a farewell this is.

Posted by Amon on 01 October 2014 - 08:54 PM

This last year has been rather tumultuous on my end. Some of you might vaguely recall me mentioning a house fire that forced my family to move out at the end of last January.

Needless to say, it hasn't been happy camping since then.

Well, between the IRL problems and lost hope that someone will figure out how to save XC, I've been wondering why I'm still here. If even the admins have given up, that's a bad sign. And since I managed to rekindle my friendship with Manda after over a year since I screwed up, Idk... Maybe it's time to call it quits myself. I mean, I've been here off and on for a decade, and the times weren't always good. I also kept feeling like I didn't truly belong with the rest of the XC veterans, aka the "old people", even if 10 years lets me qualify as old.

To those who might still need me, well. Maybe I'll just ease myself off of the drug called XC, and continue to fade to black, or maybe I'll return if someone figures out how to breathe new life into the site.

Whatever the case...yeah, I think it's time to just leave my last speech here. This most likely won't be my final post, but the rest of you know now that my days here are numbered.

I won't give out alternate contact info. Anyone important enough already has it.

Until XC's next life, I guess...
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#850214 Create-A-Card Competition

Posted by kyros27 on 02 June 2014 - 11:29 PM

Maybe, but it depends on if MST negates its resolution.
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#849070 Create-A-Card Competition

Posted by RiverShock on 02 April 2014 - 08:19 PM

I hate it when he does that when a nudge is actually warranted. Moreso than the stupid times, since there's actually some merit to it. But the way he does it is so annoying and stupid. Seriously, EeL, it wasn't funny the first time. It's not going to be funny the 756th.
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