SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31 2012 9:51am
by SFC News
Well folks, it's taken a long time but it's here at last!

Some of you may remember the RPG/shop system we had on a previous incarnation of the SFC forums about 10 years ago. I've now completely re-coded it from scratch to bring you a new and improved version!

I began work on this over 4 years ago, but to be honest the vast majority of the development has happened in the last 5 months, with extensive testing by a group of SFC forum members over the last couple of weeks. There may still be a blip or two, so please bear with me if you find anything which needs fixing!

I could spend ages typing up the features and options available in the game, but it's probably easier if I just direct you to the new forum dedicated to the RPG system, which includes a handy introduction and guide for new players.

Please bear in mind that the game is only simple and designed as an entertaining distraction for forum members. It's not some high-end super fancy amazing new game - but it is a bit of fun!

So, without further ado, I present you with the SFC Forum RPG and it's new dedicated discussion forum.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05 2012 2:11pm
by graciaman
This is awesome! I've just recently rekindled my love for Shining Force after seeing how much progress the translation team has made with their patches. I am excited to start being active here again, but sad that I do not meet the minimum number of posts to play the RPG, haha. That will soon change! :)

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18 2012 4:47pm
by mbrasil
Finally a dream that camed true thanks all of you for your translation of the shining force scenarios , it was a full dream that camed true eheh . I played scneario 1 endless times always changing the evolution of characters but now i will for sure do a maratone of playing the other scenarios eheh ;)

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23 2012 2:14am
by tbdragon3
What exactly is this Forum RPG?

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23 2012 4:02am
by Omega Entity
You can't access it until you've been a member for 60 day, and have 50 posts.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23 2012 3:49pm
by nateburke
cool idea i had no idea that something like this was even possible you guys amaze me i am so glad we can keep the amazing shining series alive

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26 2012 12:16am
by Pahn
Rock on.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28 2012 3:55am
by tbdragon3
Well I know about the member deal and posts, but I mean, what is it?

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28 2012 7:57am
by Moogie
Just a little mini-game for a bit of fun - you get a daily allowance of 'gold' from which you can buy items, create characters and battle monsters. There are other features too like the weekly lotto, stockmarket, auction house etc as ways of making money & trading items. Go to the Forum RPG board and read the introduction topic to get a bit more info about the features.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29 2012 3:56pm
by Salibu
Its very fun!

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01 2012 6:49am
by sshahar9
target 50 posts it is

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12 2012 6:45pm
by Kaihaku
Salibu wrote:Its very fun!


But if I sign up can I fight Salibu?

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21 2012 4:46am
by patreek
ooo this is so cool can't wait to try it

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25 2012 1:59pm
by ShadowDragon
awesome.

it seems that whenever the forum was re-vamped my post count was reset to zero. Is there anyway to be allowed to use the forum Rpg for us users that signed up back in 2005 and did have over 60 posts and was here for longer than 60 days?

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25 2012 6:45pm
by Omega Entity
Eh, the 50 post minimum is pretty easy to get.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16 2013 12:45pm
by LambChopNYC
Signed up years ago and visited after a long departure. Seems I got a reason to get to posting here again.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25 2013 11:08pm
by lbphenom
I've read posts in this forum now and then over the years but when I came across the rpg today I finally decided becoming part of the community was long overdue. I have a mostly failed forum of my own so it's nice to see one that's still going strong.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02 2013 3:14pm
by Corsair
Post in BMDs. Just post the most vulgar things you can think of.

People will probably like you more for it.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21 2013 1:21am
by Poobah_kryos
Im really looking forward to playing this!

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21 2013 5:21am
by pedrosfynest
Looks very interesting, I hope that i can get 50 posts and see what this is all about :)

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25 2013 4:49pm
by Lysandros
50 posts?? and here i thought i ll watch over everything silently and act all antisocial and cool

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23 2013 6:06am
by pedrosfynest
That was the first thing I made sure I read was how to become part of SFC:RPG. So that is why I am always posting and seeing what everyone is talking about always good to try and become part of this awesome website.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sun May 12 2013 11:12pm
by moghue
Very exited to finally see this, ive been lurking a while hoping for breakthroughs, congratulations.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05 2013 2:33am
by stljumpster
I tried to play the rpg when I had like 56 posts, but it said I couldn't play since I hadn't been active in a while... hopefully that will change in a couple of days! :)

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05 2013 2:38am
by Omega Entity
You have to post every few days in order to be active enough to play.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 09 2013 9:13pm
by Mupen64 Man
Oh, thats a shame, i would just love to try out the rpg. ;c Thing is, I don't have much to post about. :(

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10 2013 1:49am
by Omega Entity
It doesn't take that long to do. Just pick some topics and post a comment relevant to the thread.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14 2013 1:44pm
by merlin
will any game developers re-vamp all the shining force series? if any developers are out there and are reading this message, I say that there is a great need for the SF series to be re-born. :shock:

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14 2013 3:29pm
by Omega Entity
Sega owns the rights (and is an extremely over-protective asshat about unauthorized remakes), and the extended series over in Japan is pretty popular as it stands.

tl;dr - No.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14 2013 3:39pm
by merlin
this is new for me, the extended series what are they?

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14 2013 3:48pm
by Omega Entity
PS2:
Shining Tears (relesed in the US)
Shining Force Neo (released in the US)
Shining Wind (Japan only)
Shining Force EXA (released in the US)

DS:
Shining Force Feather (Japan only, though a translation patch is in the works)

Arcade:
Shining Force Cross series (Japan only arcade games)


PSP:
Shining Hearts (Japan only)
Shining Blade (Japan only)
Shining Ark (Japan only)

Cellphone:
A number of mobile games (Japan only)

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 16 2013 11:10pm
by RastaOddeye
Wouldn't you count Shining Wisdom and Shining Soul as part of the extended series? I never really played them so I don't know if they are canon or not.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 17 2013 12:10am
by Omega Entity
Ah, knew I forgot something.

Yes, there's also Shining Wisdom, Shining Soul, and Shining Soul II, and Shining Force: Return of the Dark Dragon is considered by most to be a sub-par retelling of the first Force game, though the translation is more faithful than the original's official translation, in many parts.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14 2013 9:26am
by Cullsoft
Is Shining Wisdom part of the extended series? I thought that was still Camelot canon along with the other Saturn games, or is there something about it that makes it non-canon?

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14 2013 9:32am
by Lord Oddeye sama
SW's definitely canon with its references to SF2, even though the gameplay is different from the rest and it's the main reason it stands out.

Re: SFC Forum RPG launches after 4 years in the making!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11 2013 12:52pm
by Faisal
Well my interest in shining games has been rekindled........ :)