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Posted: 17th June 2024 06:00

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Hi Everyone! Like many of the introduction posts before mine, I've been a long time lurker here, but never made an account. I've gotten more into forum culture in the past 5-ish years as I feel a bit alienated from modern social media, and I thought CoN would be a good site to add to the list. The straw that broke the camel's back to create an account was that I couldn't DM Rangers51 to buy a sticker without one! Even now, it says I can't send a message so...if you see this, please get in contact blush.gif

I'm a fairly old school FF fan, though perhaps not as old as the rest of you guys. I started with FF VIII (hence the username) when I was 7 or 8 years old. Been hooked ever since. I've gone back and played most of the 2D games & I've played all the mainline 3D ones (7 onwards). It bugged me out for the longest time that this site doesn't have VIII up at the top, but instead skips right to IX ohmy.gif I love IX & Tactics as well, so I'll let it slide!

Anyway I'll cut it here and join an active thread elsewhere. Thanks for reading.
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Posted: 17th June 2024 13:41

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Hello! You could have also DMed me on socials or Discord, but if those aren't your thing, I'm always happy to have new accounts here. biggrin.gif

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Posted: 17th June 2024 18:12

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I couldn't DM Rangers51
For anyone reading this in the future, this was me being dumb. I hadn't logged in/out since verification or perhaps hadn't closed my browser...the problem was on my end.

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Hello! You could have also DMed me on socials or Discord, but if those aren't your thing, I'm always happy to have new accounts here.  biggrin.gif
I thought you'd appreciate a new CoN user above a social media message, haha! I'm trying to wean off social media when possible so I'm pretty stoked to have finally taken the plunge on a CoN account. I'll need to browse through some of the sub-forums here and see which topics aren't too old to revive.
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Posted: 18th June 2024 10:40

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Always nice to see new people trickle in. Howdy!

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Posted: 29th June 2024 18:01

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Welcome!

Now I'm thinking back to all the times in the good old days when forum staff had to tell people that, no, they're not gonna make an FFVIII section/forum.

If only the internet were simpler and more innocent like in those days...well, aside from Climhazzard exploding someone's house for requesting Shaq Fu.

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Posted: 2nd July 2024 01:40

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Quote (Glenn Magus Harvey @ 29th June 2024 14:01)
no, they're not gonna make an FFVIII section/forum.

Thanks for the welcome!

This makes me equal parts curious & scared to ask "why?"

Was the game not well-received by forum staff at the time? I've done some searching through old threads, but didn't see a clear answer. There are >25 years of posts to sift through!
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Posted: 5th July 2024 18:19

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The main reason is that they actually aim for pretty comprehensive coverage of each game that has a section on the site. Like, full walkthroughs, bestiaries, inventory lists, etc.. So it's a big, big job to add a new section.

And then only those games that have sections on the site have forums dedicated to them.

At the time, no one was really that interested in FF8. I vaguely seem to recall some grousing about doing a section for FF7, even, but that actually eventually became a thing. As well as a non-FF game, Chrono Trigger. And newer remake version content also got added to existing sections too.

At this point, though, I think the site doesn't get that much traffic so adding another section feels somewhat moot. Sadly, perhaps. The site does date from a time when there weren't as many resources available on the web with such comprehensive information. (Fandom wikis weren't a thing back then.)

(Correct me if I'm wrong, Rangers51 or anyone else.)

This post has been edited by Glenn Magus Harvey on 5th July 2024 18:20

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Pokémon Perfect Crystal
Dex
Townscaper

finished so far this year:
Giral
Aggelos
Gato Roboto
drowning, drowning
New Super Mario Bros.
TMNT 3: Radical Rescue

tabled: Lost Ruins, Dark Devotion
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