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  1. Sethisto

    Spam Hopefully Handled

    China decided to invade the boards or something. It's slowly cleaning it up now and we've added some extra security. Hopefully that stops it! If not we can keep adding more. In the meantime, have some Sweet Velvet. She's adorable
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    Show me your OC!

    My current batty girl Ruby Skies. Show me your oc's forum people! (Warning: Saucy link here)
  3. Trixie Trixie Trixie!
  4. Sethisto

    To settle a dispute

  5. My old favorite discussion post from back in the day because its slightly creepy and interesting at the same time. You are offered a chance to be teleported to Equestria, with no chance of returning and no chance to let everyone know. You can be any type of pony you want, and are decked out with a house and 5 years worth of your needs being paid while you look for a pony based career. Do you do it?!
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    The MLP Fandom

    I think the fandom is growing up more than anything. A lot of people I know that started this are now in their late 20's with college out of the way and full time careers. The kids growing into the pony world are primarily over on Youtube now. You can see it pretty clearly browsing the comments there on some of the episode links that get 500k- a million views before hasbro shuts them down. Kids absolutely flood this stuff. Unfortunately they don't venture far in to some of the more traditional pony sites like EQD
  7. Sethisto

    >am new horse

    Fear not child, for your house, care, wife, and check can all be donated. I can tell from the way that you speak, that these items not only trouble you, but blind you to your glorious savior. Please see my secretary for information on ways in which your assets can be shifted over to the Church of Equestria. You will be free my son. Reborn anew to a wonderful life and an even grander afterlife with bountiful mares.
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    >am new horse

    My son... I have heard thy call. For a simple fee of $12, 4 commissioned drawings of my OC's L/L shipping with Trixie, and weekly cleaning of the Church of Equestria's official prayer service jet, you too can feel the light that is my brilliance. Fear not, for even if you are not blessed with riches, every bit you donate will guarantee a chance at redemption from past sins. May Nyx watch over you. Be blessed! Send all of your belongings so that we may save our race from the fires of hell! Amen
  9. Sethisto

    Bat Ponies

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    Bat Ponies

    We need more MOON SUGAR!
  11. Sethisto

    G5 Thread

    We better see some BAT PONIES. We might as well just make it all bat ponies. Keep the models though.
  12. Is the best Prove me wrong. (Bat ponies don't count)
  13. Sethisto

    Why did you come on EQD?

    To force my favorite ponies onto millions.
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    About analyzing

    I'm just here for the ponies. I don't really care what anyone in the fandom thinks the show is or isn't. As long as I enjoy it, it really doesn't matter. I never really got the whole "analysis" thing for pony. This has never been a super deep story driven world with strict canon and hidden meanings. Analyzing it seems pointless. There are plenty of other things out there with dictionaries worth of lore and information to dive into. Pony just isn't that. I swear 90% of the videos out there just make something up or project their fanon into it to try to make it canon. Follow the analyzers that make it fun imo.
  15. Sweet Velvet is best

  16. Sethisto

    Hi! My name's MoonSugar!

    I have a crush on your bat
  17. Sethisto

    "Sethisto is Not Real" conspiracy theory thread

    You got me. But I'm on contract for another 20 years, so you are stuck with me. Trixie is best. Bat ponies should replace the mane cast. Glim Glam is the ultimate addition to pony. Embrace these thoughts, for they are your reality.
  18. I'm guessing there are a lot of WoW players here judging by the general WoW thread. Here's one I've been debating with myself for a while. Thanks to the invasion event going on, I have everything except a druid and warlock at level 100, but still have no idea what to play. What are you all going to be picking? I'm leaning toward Enhancement Shaman or Warrior, but I always play those. My DK is pretty fun, but I hate the lack of mobility.
  19. If you are starting a group or looking for new players for something, please start the title your post with LFM (Looking for more) If you are looking for a group for something, please title your post with LFG (Looking for group) Example: LFM - World of Warcraft guild "Sweet Velvet fan club" Blackrock server LFG - 30 Marauder FFXIV Adamantoise server
  20. I've been playing these dumb games since I was a kid, starting with Ultima Online at age.. 12 I think? I've watched them evolve over time to something completely different than what they originally were meant to be as both the companies themselves and the communities grow older and more streamlined. I still play them often, but the love I once had for the genre isn't really there anymore. There are a lot of reasons why, in my opinion, these games are a lot less engaging than they used to be. I might rant a bit, so bare with me.. Templated Systems and easy everything Has ruined the mystery! We spend a lot of time playing an MMORPG. I think I'm at something like 7000 HOURS on WoW now. One thing I miss more than anything is discovery and complexity. As much as I love WoW, it really "templated" the genre. Back in Everquest, it was almost scary to run through a city if you didn't start there. Every race had it's own, and each city had loads of smaller factions littered throughout. You might have the bards guild or the mage guild on entirely separate lines. Some were actively against eachother, and visiting the opposing building while friends with their enemies meant you would be killed. This system was complex and kept the world feeling alive. Now days NPC'S are just shops or ignorable. You could roll up an evil character and work on improving your reputation to visit a good city, or vice-versa. That kind of freedom made it feel like you were part of a world. This is something that has pervaded just about everything in the genre. The discovery and freedom of an MMOs has been removed entirely as everything follows an exact template from 1-100. Each zone is capped at a certain level, each gear piece is perfectly tailored just for you. Surprises are nonexistent. When you finish one place, you never return, as it has nothing else for you. Back in EQ, zones had a wild array of things littered throughout. There might be an NPC on one side who drops an earring that lets you breathe under water. You'd see level 60's battling away in a castle nearby while you were over in another area trying to pull things your group can kill while avoiding the random high level mob that wandered into the newbie area. This stuff felt surprising and fun. There were frustrating moments, but it kept a sense of danger that games these days just don't have. Most of my WoW life is spent on Netflix now when leveling, because everything is so ridiculously easy i don't actually have to look at the screen for more than a second or two at a time. Loot is boring! This is, once again, something WoW has standardized for the industry. If you have ever played Dungeons and Dragons, Everquest, and even lvl 60 in Vanilla WoW, you probably have seen the alternate side of loot. In these systems, loot is rare and valuable. Something to get hyped up about when you finally acquire it. In EQ, the better items were always much harder to get and much less common. You didn't suddenly have a full set of gear after three dungeon runs. Loot didn't drop in piles, so the act of looting something was much more exciting. Item levels and "tiers" didn't really exist. A group dungeon with a super rare spawn might have a better dagger than a raid mob. Multiple daggers would drop in a single raid, some vastly superior to others, but people weren't running around in perfectly tailored best in slot sets. That worst dagger could actually be a huge upgrade to someone and a valuable item for an entire expansion, as they might not even ever see another. This made the act of looting something much more exciting. I could name every single item on my bard in Everquest because each piece was so valuable to me. Now days I couldn't name a single item on ANY of my WoW characters. It's all replaced constantly with completely generic blandness. The only thing I read is Item Level. "randomly generated" loot is another thing that WoW has been toying with even at the higher levels lately. Even "epics" are getting random stats. There just isn't anywhere near the excitement in looting a randomly generated bracer compared to finally acquiring the BRACERS OF THE GODS that are a +50 strength upgrade over the bracers of damp grass i looted back at level 40. That is the greatest mmo celebration ever, and something that just doesn't exist anymore. They also removed any kind of complexity from loot. Everquest 2 was incredible on this for a while. Everything had procs and effects. I had a belt on my tank that had a 10% chance to proc an explosion when I took a hit, and was part of a set that would increase in power if I got all three pieces. My rogue had a necklace that would drain 5% of my health every time I used an ability, but increased my overall damage by 10%. You'd put your best rogues in a group with an awesome healer to keep them up. These things just don't exist anymore as games move more toward making it as easy as possible to min/max for the sake of balancing everyone 100% perfectly. And finally... Resist gear. I miss it. I know it was a pain, but it gave you something to do, another set to farm and complete. It added an extra layer to the raiding environment when everyone post raids would be off farming leather for the guild's Volcanic armor maker or helping people farm the fire elemental in Blackrock depths for resistance bracers. It gave you more community building moments than current games are slowly removing entirely. That brings me to my next subject... Communities are becoming pointless Outside of RP servers and the highest points in raiding, community is a thing of the past in WoW and many other MMO's that copy it. You could be fully decked out in heroic raiding gear and barely talk to anyone. You don't need to make a group anymore, as dungeon finder does that for you. You don't need to join a guild anymore, as pugs can raid anything below mythic. Server communities are dead now that cross-server has flooded every zone with a bunch of unknowns. Rivalries between server side Horde and alliance are over, as you will probably never see the same person more than once. While some of these things have made it much easier to play, they have also taken a huge chunk out of community building. Back in oldschool WoW, you'd log in, grab some people off your friends list or guild for a group, head to the dungeon entrance, bitch at the rogue who has to fly back because his weapon is broken, run into your ARCH RIVAL hunter and his merry band of night elves at the portal, have an epic battle while waiting for the rogue, and go laugh about it on the forums later. You and that hunter and his friends would probably see each other almost daily, even in random battle grounds. I had almost as many alliance friends as fellow horde back in the day just from these rivalries. Cross-server everything destroyed that. You also had people to look up to. This ties into loot from earlier. If a rogue was rockin the chrommaggus sword you knew he would hit like a truck and wanted that weapon for yourself. People would hang in Ogrimmar in their full set of PVP gear and be virtual baddesses with adoring fans wanting what they had. It put a sparkle in a new player's eyes that they too could have that some day. Now the cities are just a mish mash of random people. Oh god what have I done I was supposed to be writing a pony editorial for EQD not a MMO editorial. Uhh this seems to have gotten away from me. I'll bitch about more things later. For now, what do you all think could change MMORPGS for the better? Are you fine with the way they are? Or do you miss some things that were axed?
  21. Sethisto

    Trixie Trixie Trixie

    I want to commandeer your brain and steal your art skeelz
  22. Sethisto

    MLP anime franchise idea

    I'd kill for an epic, 26 episode arc following TRIXIE on her quest to receive the ultimate unicorn POWER!