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News / *New* Index of Xifanie's Hacks & Tools
« on: May 23, 2016, 12:36:15 PM »
For the last week or so, I've been working to compile all of Xifanie's hacks, tools, spreadsheets into one nice thread, since it was sorely needed, and should help people out quite a bit when it comes to finding what they are looking for.

You'll also find a few new things here as well! There is a list and description of every hack in the new Xifanie.xml file, (You can also find the new Phoenix Formula here as well as some of the other Jot5 Hacks, including the Proposition hack that we use to create Marks, for which I've written a short tutorial.) as well as a list of all Xifanie's spreadsheet hacks and tools. Many of these are newer tools designed to make your life easier when it comes to modding FFT, so be sure to take advantage of the amazing work she has done for the community, and don't forget to give her some serious props!

You can find the new index of Xifanie's Hacks and Tools HERE.

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News / Call of Power Chapter 3 & A Stone's Ripple Updates!
« on: December 27, 2015, 12:30:49 AM »
Hello everyone, after a long time in development I would like to announce that Kokojo has release Chapter 3 of Final Fantasy Tactics - Call of Power! In addition Jumza has also released a demo of his own story mod called Final Fantasy Tactics - A Stone's Ripple!

I've asked both Kokojo and Jumza to write a short summary to post here for anyone who is unfamiliar with these mods or perhaps just wants a refresher, I will also provide links to both of these mods, so be sure to check them out! LPs are a wonderful way to gain popularity on these and we also always encourage forum comments, as most of our motivation comes from these things! The more comments and interest mods get, the more motivation we have to work on them, so be sure to give some huge props to both Kokojo and Jumza.

Now, without further adieu:




Kokojo on FFT - Call of Power

Hello everyone! I am pleased to announce that Chapter 3 of Call of Power is out for everyone to enjoy, just in time for the holidays!

Not only is there a completely new chapter with new story and events, there is also a small overhaul of other events, some map changes, and a medium sized-overhaul of many skills and jobs, notably the Golem, Thaumaturge and Mindmaster!

The job wheel has been expanded a little to make the game flow better, and the difficulty has been adjusted too. Most notably, there is now a small tutorial to explain most of the basics of CoP, making it better for new players.

Please be sure to post any feedback you may have in the Call of Power section, including but not limited to bugs, suggestions, and LPs or Battle Logs, I'd love to hear from you!




Jumza on FFT - A Stone's Ripple

Final Fantasy Tactics: A Stone's Ripple is a project made by Jumza that changes just about everything from the original. Story, Jobs, World Map, Items, it's all getting redone! In this re-imagining of Ivalice, the Holy Stone's existence are common knowledge. They are powerful magic items that are used by the church to keep many towns and cities across the country safe from monsters and disease. The "Church" as it will be referred to for the entirety of the game rules the land. There is no king, just a Pope who leads Ivalice along it's religious path.

Zoom in on the slums of Zarghidas, where the story begins. A young man (the main character) is on patrol when he runs into a newly appointed Church Surveyor investigating some strange events in Zarghidas, curiously she had no idea that the once glorious port town was now a slum. Much plot ensues.

Please be sure to post any feedback you may have in the FFT - A Stone's Ripple thread!




Again I would like to thank Kokojo and Jumza for the serious amount of work they've put into their respective projects, story mods are no easy task to make or even work on, and the dedication that comes with doing so is not something that most people can handle, make sure to give them some kudos even if you don't have time to play the mods right away!

You can download FFT - Call of Power here:
http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=11193.0

You can download FFT - A Stone's Ripple Demo here:
http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=10857.0




PS: One of the events from Call of Power Chapter 3 was actually a collaboration event between Kokojo, Jumza and Myself, can you spot which one it is? Make a post in the CoP section if you think you found which one it is, I'm curious to see who guesses correctly first! And congrats once again to Kokojo and Jumza!

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Journey of the Five Ch.1 / Sound Novel Testers Wanted!
« on: October 15, 2015, 05:05:41 PM »
As some of you have probably already noticed. I've been working on the inputting the Sound Novels into the game in English. (3 out of 4 are in english now)

Due to how busy most of the team is with what they are already working on for Jot5 we would like some people to volunteer to test some of these. All of them function as intended, the testing is mainly for any spelling errors or bad delays in text (or anything else that seems out of place). Nyzer and Jumza have been doing a lot of testing on these and have found most of the bugs. However I can only ask them to test and re-test so many times.

If you are interested in helping out with these, there are a few conditions:

- Your account must have been active for at least 60 days
- You need to have had some kind of interaction with people on the forum or IRC
- You must not have any warnings

I only say this, because this work is still in Beta and I don't want it released until it is ready to be so. I would prefer members that have been around a while to help out with something like this as I feel I could trust them a bit more than someone who just registers and offers to help without any credibility.

If you meet these, and are interested send me a PM. I may send you 1, 2 or all 3 of the novels. I should respond within a few hours, or no more than half a day (only because I am currently very sick)

Serious members only! If you end up wanting to help and I send you the files, I expect to hear back from you within 1 day. I make updates and fixes as soon as I receive them and at that time I make a new patch for them.




-HUGE credits to Xifanie for making an absolutely amazing tool that I used to put these in game, but I won't spoil anything on that until it's finished and avaliable. Just know that without her, this would have taken me months/years instead of weeks.

-Translation credits go to Heian (aka DuranBubba) I've only changed some wording to either make it fit in the allotted space to make it make more sense, due to them having to be translated out of page order.



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Journey of the Five Ch.1 / Re-Release Info and Changes
« on: July 04, 2015, 12:16:32 AM »
I'm doing lots and lots of little changes and fixes to Ch1 to make the re-release even better when it does come out.

Even Duke Seymour is working hard on the re-release!



EDIT: Added image of edited Swamp map.


Currently working on:
Adding back in the Generic Unit Quotes that Square was too lazy to do for the PSX version.
Minor Ch1 event fixes, dialogue n such

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Journey of the Five Ch.1 / Random Battle Opinions / Changes
« on: April 04, 2015, 10:43:44 AM »
Okay so, I'm working on some of the final things for the Ch1 re-release.

I know there have always been complaints from some people about the difficulty. Some of this is being countered by new ASMs and the way you receive JP, so most people should find the game easier with just that.

However, I know some of the random battles are ridiculously hard.

I would like you all to post what you think were the hardest Random battles. The ones that you come across and know you have to reset the game because there will be no way to beat it otherwise. I intend to make adjustments to these to make life a bit easier on you all.

Please don't post here about other game mechanics, only the random battles you think are too hard. I will take past info on the site into account with this and adjust them as such. If you decide to post with something that's not regarding random battles, be prepared to be point and laughed at, followed by a warning.

-Elric

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Spam / Wild Wide Interwebs
« on: December 27, 2014, 02:31:31 AM »
NO INAPPROPRIATENESS, POSTING STUFF LIKE DILDOS AND THE LIKE WITH GET YOU A NICE SHINY WARNING.

Post whatever strange products and items you see online and find interesting here.











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Non-FFT Modding / FO NV: Journey to the Four Winds MOD
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:38:41 AM »
FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS - JOURNEY TO THE FOUR WINDS
(I will be updating this topic often, as I add things and remember things that I didn't document this time around, there is A LOT that I've
done here and won't be able to document and or post it all in one go)




WHY I'M MAKING IT

So as I've mentioned in the past, my modding started back in the day with Duke3D/Doom mapping and scripting. Recently, playing New Vegas
on my PS3 and being upset that a majority of mods don't function correctly on the PS3 at all, I decided to make one of my own. This was
just supposed to be a small safehouse on Lake Mead with features of a few of my favorite mods all ported over into 1 mod file so they
would all play nicely with the PS3 version of the game. However, since I am who I am, and after finding out how similar it was to mapping
and scripting for Duke3D, it inevitably became something much larger in scale.

Due to PS3 limitations, I cannot use custom textures New Vegas, for this reason I have to resort to thinking outside the box and using
existing items to make different things, luckily there is a lot of unused content, but, I thought I should at least explaint this.




WHAT IT IS / WHAT IS DOES

Journey of the Four Winds is a mod that expands (in a small, but lore friendly way) upon the story of New Vegas. The quest starts upon
leaving Doc Mitchell's home in Goodsprings, as all the official DLC does. You will find a letter written by a man named Jerry Flint, learning
of a secret 'safehouse' of sorts and the murder of his brother John, your quest begins.

CONTENTS


I have more to post, but this is about all I could throw up here at one time.
Questions, Comments, and Suggestions are ALWAYS Welcome!

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New Project Ideas / MOVED: TableTop Demo
« on: September 17, 2014, 02:20:26 PM »
This topic has been moved to Progressing Patches.

http://ffhacktics.com/smf/index.php?topic=10584.0

So go download it. NOW!

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The Lounge / Elric's Console Mods
« on: April 09, 2014, 01:15:49 AM »
Okay so technically there is only 1 to showcase currently, but I plan on doing more of these in coming weeks
between working on TLW and Jot5. (And I bet you all thought that was all I did ;P )

I actually have a very long history of repairing and modding hardware and my knowledge of it is much higher
than my knowledge of video game modding, so it's nice to share something else I've worked on with all of you.

For this particular console, my pops did the paint job (3 stage primer, primer and textured topcoat)
I did the hardware/software modding and installing, which was a TON of cutting and drilling basically,
as well as some soldering. All in all I was pretty happy with it, so here it is:



This console is not for sale. However, we will be taking requests shortly for anyone who might want to have one.
NOTE: I will not ship any consoles with roms or games included, google can help you with that part.

My next mod will also be an original Xbox, however the main color will be green (and something else undecided)
and will (instead of 1 single fan) have 2 dual fans (originally custom fans for the Xbox360) with green LED's
mounted on the left and right of the top of the console.

I know there is a lot more fancy mods out there than this, but I wanted a more OEM look than something that
no longer looks like an Xbox. If anyone has any other ideas or color schemes feel free to post em, I'll try anything
once.

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Recruitment / Need Video Editors for FFT - The Lion War
« on: January 13, 2014, 03:47:27 AM »


Thanks to FFMaster we have been able to import the PSP Intro Movie into the PSX Version of FFT.
See an example of his work below:


The reason I'm making this thread is because we need someone who can help with cropping the
videos correctly, you can see/get a high quality version of the cut scenes HERE. As you can
see the intro is already done, but the other videos are a bit more complex with how they are made.
We need to achieve a proper 4:3 aspect ratio while trying to retain as much of the video quality as
possible.

The ones we would need would be the rest of the intro videos, from before the game starts, and
the End Game video. The cut scenes that play during the game cannot be added as no cut scenes
originally existed there in Vanilla.

Anyone interested in helping out with this feel free to respond here, or join IRC and talk to
FFMaster or myself.

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New Project Ideas / FFT - The Lion War
« on: December 24, 2013, 03:36:50 AM »


What is FFT - The Lion War:
Final Fantasy Tactics - The Lion War is a mod that attempts to add content from War of the Lions to the
PSX version of Final Fantasy Tactics while keeping the original translation intact. This will also feature a
few of the newer console friendly ASMs to increase fun factor and add more re-playability to the game we
all know and love.

Changes, Additions & Subtractions:

Event Related:
  • Add Wiegraf & Rofel scene
  • Add the two Playable Delita/Ovelia scenes
  • Add Delita and Ovelia chat scene
  • Add Undead Algus battle
  • Add Kletian vs Meliadoul battle
  • Add Agrias and Ovelia reunion scene
  • Add Reis kidnapped scene
  • Add Aliste battle
  • Add Bremondt Battle
  • Add Reis rescued scene
  • Add battle with Northern Sky
  • Add Mustadio's present for Agrias scene
  • Add Balthier scenes and Joinup
  • Add Ashley Riot in lieu of Luso


ASMs & Other Stuff:
  • Add Xifanie's ASM to allow you to choose when you fight random battles.
  • Add Xifanie's ASM to turn the Fur Shop into a fully functional Synthesis Shop
  • Add Party Roster Hack
  • Add New Game + Option
  • ???


Subtractions:
  • Guests will not be in formation, allowing full use of the Roster Hack
    • They can still be recruited if they'd normally do so.
  • Certain conditions in WotL battles were nuked for space
    • This will not effect gameplay and should be virtually unnoticeable
  • Options like Save/Don't save for Algus, Mustadio, Boco, etc have been nuked for event space.
    • Brave will still be awarded. Happy medium of the two choices will be met.


Undetermined:
  • Dark Knight
  • Onion Knight


Suggestions are welcome.



EXTRA EVENT PROGRESS & ORGANIZATION



#   EVENT                                  ENTD#        ATTACK#        OFFSET#          EDITS MADE     INFO
01Delita Falls Battle1DD1B8------Yes / DoneYes
02Wiegraf & Rofel1DC1BB------Yes / DoneYes
03Balthier Battle1E01BD------Yes / DoneYes
04Balthier Post1DF1C0------Yes / DoneYes
05Ashley Riot Battle1E21C2------Yes / DoneYes
06Ashley Riot Post1E11C5------Yes / DoneYes
07Delita/Ovelia Assassin Battle1DE1C7------Yes / DoneYes
08Delita/Ovelia Chat1E31CA------Yes / DoneYes
09Undead Algus Battle1E41CC------Yes / DoneYes
10Kletian vs Meliadoul1E51D1------Yes / DoneYes
11Agrias and Ovelia1E61D5------Yes / DoneYes
12Reis Kidnapped1E71D7------Yes / DoneYes
13Battle Aliste1E81D9------Yes / DoneYes
14Bremondt Battle1E91DF------Yes / DoneYes
15Reis Rescued1EA1E4------Yes / DoneYes
16Hokuten Battle1EB1E6------Yes / DoneYes
17Present for Agrias1EC1E9------Yes / DoneYes



STATUS:   IN PROGRESS
ATTACK.OUT GUI        100%
ATTACK.OUT XML        100%
WORLDMAP XML        100%
EVENT EDIT/FIX        100%
EVTCHR FIX/PORT        100%
OFFSETS REDO        100%
EVENTS MERGED        100%
FFTACTEXT        90%
FFTPATCHER        90%
RUMOR/TRIGGERS        100%



VIDEOS/ART:   IN PROGRESS
TITLE SCREENS FIX   00%
INTRO MOVIE   100%
OPENING MOVIE   100%
CREDITS MOVIE   00%

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Event Editing / Save / Formation
« on: November 30, 2013, 03:23:41 AM »
Xifanie made this guide a while ago and I posting it here so it doesn't get lost.

Save/Formation screens
This is a little guide to help you control the formation/save screens after events.
 
The ATTACK.OUT portion would be applied to the last event slot;
- 2nd, after the setup, in a normal event
- For battles, during the victory event
 
The event instructions are usually at the very end of the event, right before EventEnd()
 
 
  LEGEND
     @ = Attack Out
  ???? = Scenario setup ID
 
 
No Save/Formation
    @ Go to next scenario [scenario setup ID]
    -no- ZERO/ADD(x0055)
    -no- CallFunction(x06)
       
Save Screen
    @ Go to next scenario [scenario setup ID]
    CallFunction(x06)
    -no- ZERO/ADD(x0055)
   
Formation
    @ Go to world map
    ZERO(x0055)
    ADD(x0055,x????)
    -no- CallFunction(x06)
 
Save Screen + Formation
    @ Go to world map
    ZERO(x0055)
    ADD(x0055,x????)
    CallFunction(x06)
 
Save party (Inside a dark screen)
    DisplayConditions(x07,060)
    WaitForInstruction(x38,x00)

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Recruitment / Wanted: Additional Eventers for Jot5
« on: October 17, 2013, 11:49:50 PM »


I thought I would throw this out there once again, since I've seen several other people eventing lately.
Chapter 2 is now about halfway done storyline wise (in which there is about 60 total, more if you count battles)
However, there is another ~30 events or so in what would be considered bonus material; bonus scenes, marks,
etc.

There were several other people set to event for Ch2, but due to IRL issues, there hasn't been much work done
eventwise aside from my own (of the events done, 4 of them were not done by myself)

Prior eventing knowledge not required as long as you have free time and are able to follow directions. The Attack.out/
ENTD's/Music/Scripts/Offsets, are already chosen/written, so there isn't much in terms of having to do anything besides the
actual eventing.

As always, Jot5 will get done with or without the extra eventing help, but some help would certainly speed up the
process.

Anyone interested, please PM me or reply to this thread.

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Tutorials and Learning / Running map2gl + Ganesha Duplicate Function
« on: September 22, 2013, 07:04:39 AM »
I had a hell of a time getting map2gl working, so I decided to make a tutorial on how to get it working
without a disc mounted.

Lirmont also made a small update for Ganesha to allow duplication of polygons, which makes map editing
a lot easier, so I will explain this and provide these files as well.

NOTE: This is tested on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I cannot speak for issues on this with other OS




map2gl

1. Download THIS PACK compiled by Lirmont

2. Extract pack to a new folder. Install Python and all updates included in this folder.

3. After all 5 of these have been installed. Remove all 5 installs from the folder. Leave the 3 remaining
items in this folder.

4. Name this folder map2gl and place it in the root of your C: drive.

5. Open a Vanilla FFT Image in CDMage and Extract the MAP and EVENT folders, as well as the BATTLE.BIN
Place all 3 of these in the map2gl folder.

I'll write the rest assuming that you've never used Command Prompt before.

6. Run map2gl through Command Prompt (See Spoiler)




(Textured Polygons only! This does NOT work with Black Polygon's and will cause Ganesha to crash if you try!)
Ganesha + Duplicate

1. Install Ganesha as normal (download link can be found below)

2. Download Duplicate Addon pack below.

3. Extract and overwrite pack to the game folder inside of the Ganesha folder.

4. Open Ganesha, select the Polygon you wish to duplicate, the Edit Polygon box will pop up.
Click the top of the Ganesha box again (to refocus the program) while leaving the Edit Polygon box open.

5. Hit the "F" button.

6. Go back to the Edit Polygon box and hit the -/+28 in Z, X or Y, you will be moving the original polygon,
while a duplicate is in its place.

(This has a known bug that you will sometimes have to fix the Text Pal number of the Duplicated Poly.)
(This does NOT work with Black Polygon's and will cause Ganesha to crash if you try, Textured Polygons only!)

Ganesha .60

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Event Editing / Elric's Events
« on: September 08, 2013, 01:55:45 AM »
*I'm posting all my non-Jot5 related event videos here, as well as some of the older Original Journey of the Five videos.*


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A series of short events detailing the adventures of a handful of members of Final Fantasy Hacktics, as they find themselves
in Ivalice for no logical reason.

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A series of modified events from Vanilla Final Fantasy Tactics. Inspired by suggestions from Dome, these focus on some strange
what-if moments of FFT.

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A bunch of the very old Original Journey of the Five videos. These have extremely outdated sprites, event scripts, and dialogue.
A good window into how much the project has evolved since it's original pre-pre alpha version.

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A bunch of events from my eventing tutorial, I made most of these to help myself when I was first learning to event. Lots of
useful stuff here from Soundtest, Type 1 UnitAnim Frames, MON UnitAnim Frames & Attacks.

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A couple events I've made for a couple side projects, as well as a very special non video game related event.
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Event Editing / SECTION RULES
« on: September 08, 2013, 01:08:52 AM »
A very brief couple rules for this section. Use common sense when posting.


  • This section is to be used for posting videos of your events, you can also post events
    here for critique.
  • Do not patch idea's here. We have a section for that. However, feel free to post events
    FROM your patch for review or just to show them off.
  • You may ask questions here as long as they are event related.
  • You may make your own thread for your events, similar to what is done in the Spriting
    section. However, you may not spam the board with different topics for your events.

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Journey of the Five Ch.1 / Chapter 2 Progress Log
« on: August 20, 2013, 10:52:12 PM »
CHAPTER 2 MARKS SNEAK PEEK EVENT VIDEOS


Posting these in an attempt to drum up some spriting power. I have thousands of fans, so hopefully one
or two of them have some artistic ability and some time to spare.

Thank you for your continued Support. -Elric






NEWS:

First off I wanna say sorry everyone, I know I'm freakin horrible about updating as often as I should, it's just one of
those things... Kinda like flossing, you know you should, but goddammit, why? lol. Anyway. I have some things I'd like
to mention and I've also updated the THINGS log down below.

First thing to note is that Durbs has been learning to event for the last few months, and has put out at least 11 events
for Chapter 2 so far. This has been a huge help toward our goal of finishing Chapter 2. Way to chicken-up, Durbs!

Secondly, some of you may already know this as I've mentioned it in another thread, but originally we setup Marks using
Rumors. However, this never really seemed right because there is no Yes/No option or anything in that. Pride has made
a new ASM for Jot5 to change how Propositions work, which will be the new Marks system.

The downfall is that due to this change, you will be required to play through Chapter 1 again upon the Chapter 2 release.
However to help makeup for this oversight we will be adding several more marks to Chapter 1 (3 I think?) We will also be
changing the JP formula a bit as this has been mentioned many times by fans as something that just made the game a bit
too hard.

We will also be changing the end battle of Chapter 1 and giving it some additional content due to fan request.
See my post here to find out what those changes will be.

Lastly, as always, I/we just want to thank all of you out there, not only for your patience, but also for your feedback!
We make this game for people to enjoy, and while it may be impossible to please everyone, we do TRY to give our fans
something close to what they want. I mean if the game isn't enjoyable, then whats the point right?

Lastly...er, Durbs, Raven and myself will be setting some time asside soon  to finalizing the plot of Chapter 3 so that the
scripts can be written and prepared to be made into events. So yeah, there is that too!

THINGS   PROGRESS ON THINGS
Story Events       65/73
Marks        13/17
Misc Events        3/6
Worldmap        100%
EVTCHR        100% (?)
ATTACK       100%
Sprites        8/10
ASMs        3/4

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Spriting / Journey of the Five Ch1 Sprites
« on: July 10, 2013, 08:50:02 PM »
!!OBVIOUS SPOILERS!!

This thread was going to be made by Kagebunji, but he has become busy the last few days, so I thought I'd go ahead and make it myself.
Hopefully this will bring some more interest back to the spriting section.

I will put credits before each list of sprites, since I'll be uploading them directly to the site instead of to an image hosting site since BMP's seem to
randomly get fucked up no matter what host I use.

NOTE: Many/Most of these sprites have fixes from the versions that were already posted on the site, ie: Werewolf, Gambler, etc.
Also, these have all been completely paletted (where applicable)

So without any further rambling. The Chapter 1 Sprites.
(Let me know if anyone wants any of the other Ch1 images, as I can upload those as well)

Jot5 Spriters: I did most of the Credit's from memory (Unlike the TYPE's which I got from Shishi) so some of them
are likely incorrect. If you see an error, let me know so I can get Credit to the proper people.

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The Lounge / Taking my leave of Chat
« on: June 17, 2013, 10:43:51 PM »
As of today, I will be taking my leave from the IRC FFH Channel. I will still remain in my Jot5 Channel, but as for FFH Chat, it has
not only become a distraction from my work. It also seems that all chat is anymore is just a way to bitch about stuff that is
irrelevant to hacking. Which is fine for some people, but I'm here to work.

I firmly believe that if people spent even 50% of their time actually working on things rather than what actually goes on in chat,
that we would have a much more thriving site.

However, Raven will still be on chat, just so we can still keep up on things, and so if there is an issue that is Site related I can
handle it instead of putting it on Xifanie.

Perhaps once Jot5 Chapter 2 is complete I will return.
If you need to contact me, I will still be on Esper.net, or you can PM me here on the site.

Until then, take care everyone.

Your friendly neighborhood Admin,
Elric

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