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UPDATE: The Hidden Blade Discord Server is ready

The link is: https://discord.gg/cs67DAKvuN
This link is permanent so you can use it as much as you'd like.
Please do note that you'll have to use Discord for more than 5 minutes before you can join and you'll have to claim your account. I advise that you customise your profile in this time.
[End of update. -stabguy]

Just wondering if you had a Discord server. New guy here and was wondering if should make one....
If you already have one, please invite me.
I understand that this is a really old forum and I was just thinking that it'd be nice if we had a server too. Please note that I do not wish for or imply obsolescence.

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which even in death, produces venom."
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PureNihilist666 wrote:
Just wondering if you had a Discord server. New guy here and was wondering if should make one....
If you already have one, please invite me.
I understand that this is a really old forum and I was just thinking that it'd be nice if we had a server too. Please note that I do not wish for or imply obsolescence.

It'd be pretty nice if we could get members from the official server because a lot of them are really nice people.

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I don't know much about Discord but several of our members are active. Please create a server for The Hidden Blade and try to get things going! Leo K, JoeyFogey and Double McStab with Cheese may be interested in joining you.

You won't even feel the blade.

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I'll join! I know next to nothing about starting a server on there, though.

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Alright! I'll make the server today and set it up completely. I'll give you guys the link too so you can join. Leo was part of the official server but he's not there anymore Sad
Thank you for joining!

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which even in death, produces venom."
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If you could, please join too.
A small request but do you have a preferably high-res or even low-res icon of the hidden blade?
The icon in the website is pretty low res so I was just wondering if you have one...

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Discord is fun. I'm on discord daily anyway. It will never replace the video and other resources we have here, but it might be a good idea to get some general talk going on again. haha

Also, I was kind of waiting for Stabguy to weigh in before talking about a possible discord for not wanting to step on his toes. Big smile

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Hey, same here. I use Discord a lot every day. Stabguy was fine with me making the server.

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PureNihilist666 wrote:
A small request but do you have a preferably high-res or even low-res icon of the hidden blade?

Ooh. Vesferatu designed our logo and he isn't around anymore. The highest resolution he gave me is the one you see at the upper left. Direct link: http://www.thehiddenblade.com/sites/default/files/logo5.png

Joey, do you suppose you could resize the logo and clean it up? I think it would consist of redoing the venetian blind background (so that it has proportionately more rows) and smoothing out the hand/blade silhouette so it doesn't look pixelated.

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stabguy wrote:
PureNihilist666 wrote:
A small request but do you have a preferably high-res or even low-res icon of the hidden blade?

Ooh. Vesferatu designed our logo and he isn't around anymore. The highest resolution he gave me is the one you see at the upper left. Direct link: http://www.thehiddenblade.com/sites/default/files/logo5.png

Joey, do you suppose you could resize the logo and clean it up? I think it would consist of redoing the venetian blind background (so that it has proportionately more rows) and smoothing out the hand/blade silhouette so it doesn't look pixelated.

Oh. The thing is Discord recommends 512*512 but I doubt the aspect ratio of 1.14 will matter. A 1:1 *would* be ideal but it might not matter all that much (Discord uses circular icons so I can choose anyway).
The venetian blind might actually look nicer if it's plain grey/white but that's just my opinion.

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When are you guys online btw?
I live in a completely different time zone so it's usually difficult to know when you are.

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If you can send us the link when the Discord page is set up.

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If you can send us the link when the Discord page is set up.

Sure.

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I've been pretty caught up with stuff so it's taking quite a while.

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stabguy wrote:
Joey, do you suppose you could resize the logo and clean it up? I think it would consist of redoing the venetian blind background (so that it has proportionately more rows) and smoothing out the hand/blade silhouette so it doesn't look pixelated.

I'll try, but I can't promise anything. I haven't had access to Adobe CC since graduation, and haven't been able to afford it since. I've done a few "hand-drawn" logos, but it might not have as big of an impact as a vector icon.

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If I may, I'll try and resize the icon myself and show you how it looks.
Give me your opinion and I'll decide.

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I've made the server icon. It's 1080*1080 but the whole hand can't be shown anyway.
https://www.mediafire.com/view/6oanonewpfcc1ve/icon.png/file

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It's vectors graphic?

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Discord doesn't support vectors, but yes, I did convert it to a vector and back to an SVG. The resolution is high and the icon is very clear.

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SERVER'S READY!
The link is: https://discord.gg/cs67DAKvuN
This link is permanent so you can use it as much as you'd like.
Please do note that you'll have to use Discord for more than 5 minutes before you can join and you'll have to claim your account. I advise that you customise your profile in this time.

If you could pin/sticky this post or even the whole thread it would help out a lot. I have put a lot of time into this server.

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which even in death, produces venom."
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stabguy wrote:
I don't know much about Discord but several of our members are active. Please create a server for The Hidden Blade and try to get things going! Leo K, JoeyFogey and Double McStab with Cheese may be interested in joining you.

I hope you all join sometime soon.

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PureNihilist666 wrote:
If you could pin/sticky this post or even the whole thread it would help out a lot.

  1. Rename thread to "The Hidden Blade Discord Server".
  2. Copy server link and usage notes to topmost story (i.e. original post).
  3. Move thread to "Other Gaming" forum.
  4. Sticky thread.

Done.

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PureNihilist666 wrote:
If you could pin/sticky this post or even the whole thread it would help out a lot.

  1. Rename thread to "The Hidden Blade Discord Server".
  2. Copy server link and usage notes to topmost story (i.e. original post).
  3. Move thread to "Other Gaming" forum.
  4. Sticky thread.

Done.

Alright thank you!

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which even in death, produces venom."
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Will you be joining?

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An apology to all of you.


@Stabguy @IanXO4 @Aurllcooljay @Phi @Rob_88 @JoeyFogey @Double McStab with Cheese
I sincerely apologise for my misguided actions in the Discord server. I have acted wrongly and forced you to leave the server against your will. The words of Mintdragon and Stabguy have made me reconsider my decision and write this apology. I have decided to make great changes to the server with its layout and bots, seek your inputs and your aid. I wish for the server to be a reflection of this admirable site, and my actions have not shown that. I humbly request you to please join again, and abet my goal of growing the server.

I sincerely apologise for my actions.

Regards,
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Here's that link to join again: https://discord.gg/cs67DAKvuN

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Assassins Creed may be a mainstream series, but the amount of dedicated fans is certainly less than other game communities. One thing I learned the hard way is you can't expect to get popular making unpopular content (unless you are naturally successful). But in all honesty it's better to have fewer people who actually care than a bunch of people who view something as a fad.

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One thing I learned the hard way is you can't expect to get popular making unpopular content.

Ian and I found the same thing. My most popular video is "QWOP Running Tutorial" and Ian's series on Bad Piggies and Minecraft get more engagement than his original Assassin's Creed videos. It's hard to believe that a simple little game like QWOP has a larger YouTube audience than a AAA franchise like Assassin's Creed.

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I think this may be due to people not being able to comprehend many of the techniques being performed by THB, or simply just watch it as entertaining content. Plus, YouTube is unlikely to recommend such content anyway.

"You cannot trust the words of a snake,
which even in death, produces venom."
- Jabal, Rafiq of Acre