1. Phoenix Community Discussion

    1. Site Discussion

      Information, discussion, ideas, suggestions and more, for all things related to the Phoenix Community. Use this board to raise suggestions, not all may be implemented but we like feedback, Use this board to check for news from us, we like to keep you in the loop too.

    2. Introductions

      Your typical Introductions forum, feel free to stop in and say Hei. We don't bite... usually.
      Posts here will not increase post-count.

    3. The Watercooler

      The non-fandom general discussion thread. Talk about everything else here. Now with more otters.

    4. Rants & Raves

      The Soapbox, just like Faux News but with Blackjack and Hookers (only kidding)

    5. Forum Games

      Probably better than the Olympics... ?
      Posts here will not count towards post-count

    6. Top Dead Centre

      'Ello John gotta new motah? 'Ello John gotta new motah?

    7. Three Frags Left

      Let the games (discussion) begin.

    8. Bits and Bytes

      Technology discussion, talk about your PCs, Laptops, new phone and more here.

    9. The Tube

      Lights, Camera, Post. Talk about your favorite TV shows, movies etc.

      No Spoilers Please

    10. Lynx Please

      Post your links here.  Links to sexually explicit content belong in Red Lantern, not here.

  2. Furry Fandom Discussion

    1. The Den

      General Furry Fandom Discussion - talk about everything furry related here.

    2. Suits and Suiters

      Costuming, costume construction, performing and more. Please post comission requests in The Black Market instead.

    3. The Paper Mill

      Furry-themed Comics, Short Stories, Paperback and Hardback. "Clearly a best selling forum" - C. B. Guy

  3. The Art Shack

    1. The Art Exchange

      Open for trades? Requests? Looking for an artist to colour your work? This is the place to be.

    2. The Black Market

      Have comission slots open? Looking for someone to color your sketches? Got an auction open? Let us know. Please note we cannot accept responsibility for trades conducted here - Caveat Emptor

      New topics are moderated.

    3. Palette Town

      From digital and traditional paintings to sculptures and 3D models. This is the place to be.

    4. The Writer's Bloc

      Aspiring author or weary writer weaving wonderful words? Sharpen your swor...pen here.

    5. The Blue Note

      Don't you never say an unkind word about the Time! We modeled our whole lives around Morris Day and Jerome.

    6. Tutorials & Critiques

      A place for artists to seek advice, show off tutorials, seek critiques and more.

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    • How I'm likely going to have to go into college next week despite not having anything to do (handed in the last assignment) just so my attendance doesn't drop.
    • I miss Dragon Saga and Dragon Nest. I remember when those games were played.
    • I'm walking around Walmart, and I hear some girl call out my name. I look up like "who, me?" and she stares right at me for a couple seconds, then walks like 20 feet down the aisle to give me a quick side hug. I really wish I recognized you, but I don't. Sorry D:
    • Absolutely hate that some retail workers, if I ask them if someone turned in a phone, act like they don't give a shit and say they haven't seen anything. Don't bother to check, even if I say I lost it Monday. I don't know if you were working on Monday, maybe you weren't. I know retail's shit, but at least pretend to care asshole. So this is what happened with that. The admin, an army vet that volunteers with other vets, put his foot down and said no more shit fetish pictures. This was the clusterfuck of immaturity that happened: - The guy who was spamming the shit porn started spamming pictures of animal poop instead, asking "does this break the rules" or "is anyone offended by this?" Good job with the immature passive agressiveness there.
      - Captain neckbeard tried to take the intellectual high ground and claimed that the admin did not specifically ban fecal porn, thus was making up rules. Also called the admin a pussy and snowflake. The admin served in the army, did neckbeard do the same? If not, shut up. It's his group, he can do whatever he fucking wants with it.
      - Neckbeard above and another alt-right asshole started calling anyone who complained about the fecal poop "snowflakes", "cucks", "whiners", "SJWs", ect. For a bunch of people claiming everyone else is a whiner and weakling, they did a lot of whining themselves. It's pretty sad to see that at least some of the millennials out there pretend to be adults act act like fucking kids. Look at how bright the future looks with people like this. Did you learn how to adult from 4chan or something?   I have a black fur friend who was discussing the guy who came back from NK in a coma. His sister said "See, white people are stupid. Who the hell vacations in NK? You don't see any black people being that stupid!" And then when her brother told her to stop with the race shit, and two other people called her out on it, she proceeded to rant and rave about how she's smarter than others and everyone else is stupid, posted articles of white people being captured by NK to try to prove her point, and said "See, no black person has been captured by NK because no black person is stupid like white people going over there and getting caught."

      Yea. But no, pretend that black people and any other person out there can't be racist. True, before someone brings up the whole "institutional racism" thing, people of color in this country don't have the majority in either numbers or power or rights. That doesn't mean they can't be prejudiced assholes.
    • It's proven to be a very profitable form of gaming (for gaming companies) to create generic, cookie cutter MMOs that are designed to be as addictive and money grabbing as possible  As long as MMOs have that addictiviness factor, there's not much reason to get innovative. People don't buy them for their compelling storylines, graphics, innovative gameplay or challenge  People buy them because they are social and give you virtual rewards for doing same thing all over again and for those, a generic MMO will do. Of course you'll see same copycat MMOs because other developers also want their cut of all the possible profits to be made from paying customers. Statistically, it's quite effective really. And sometimes you need to refresh up the supply of MMOs with a new title but because already existing model of MMOs that are dominated by mictrotransactions (not so "micro" when you can buy a 1000$ worth of in game currency with a single purchase) are so lucrative, there's no need to create something new and revolutionary Secondly, the market for MMOs is surprisingly small, at least compared to genres like platformers or FPS games. Poorly designed and created platformers for instance never manage to become popular and descend to obscurity whereas MMOs always have that addictiviness factor that keeps people in, no matter how shitty they are. Also, most MMO developers have some capital available if they can afford to maintain multiple servers so at least you'll (most of the time) get a functional and a decent looking game if one were to decide to start playing a MMO In other words, a big percentage of MMOs that get published become popular at some point but because of the nature of the gaming market, MMOs typically are quite short lived, with some exceptions like World of Warcraft because it's developers actively maintain, update and evolve their game to keep content in it fresh And I am not a professional game developer or analyst but I thought I'd chime in anyway