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« on: March 07, 2006, 04:37:04 am »
I thought this might be kinda fun. Post your initial experiences with the site, how you discovered it, and what your initial thoughts were.

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006, 05:15:54 am »
I had to clean my pants. Twice. In the same half-hour.

I still love this site, and will love it forever.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006, 07:06:08 am »
I don't even remember how I discovered it... I probably randomly stumbled upon it with Google or something. It was very early though, back when it was still a PHPNuke template (or whatever) with only little analysis stuff and only few people from "OCR" (I didn't even know what OCR was back then). The site did have some interesting articles though, I think the Entity one was even already there in some form.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006, 07:47:29 am »
I was introduced to it by BZ. I enjoyed the site because of it's clean layout, intelligent conversation, great articles, and most of all, nice people.

I still enjoy it, and always will, just like Mystik

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006, 01:38:26 pm »
I discovered this place by mainly accident. Reading the articles and features, I was like, omgwtf, this is sex. Chrono Compendium is one of the best fansites I've seen, if not the best. Good job, Zeality. You win one (1) free Internet.

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006, 02:07:23 pm »
Actually my experience is kind of unique.  I was referred here by someone on GameFaqs, but the thing was, the site was actually DOWN when I first started visiting here for the first week or so.  For whatever reason, I was still excited for it, and then a week later, bam, it was up.  This was around the last month that it was in its "Wikipedia-esque" form.

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 06:59:29 pm »
My main thing was to make a chronology of all the events which would definitively put to rest all the speculation. At the CT RD CC CB thread, JustinS1985, Radical_Dreamer, Ybrik, myself and the others all thought that the Chrono series had a lot of depth, but that no one had really covered it. We weren't aware of any other sites. Upon completing my CT chronology, I affixed a cute little analysis section at the end covering very basic questions. It was rejected by Gamefaqs. Later, Ramsus unveiled PHPNuke, and we wrote some articles. It wasn't until later that I decided to make the site comprehensive. I should have finished the encyclopedia two years ago instead of suffering the responsibility for this long.

My main feelings right now (which I will address in next week's poll) are ponderings about how people are using the encyclopedia. No fansite has ever really done this before, and I know if I would have found a site like this back in the day, I would have read everything.

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2006, 08:13:52 pm »
I discovered the original incarnation of the Chrono Compendium at the OCR forums Chrono thread back in 2003.  Being a big CT fan, I was really interrested in the discussion, and I made this first post:

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Spekkio stated that magic is split up into four separate elements and that all things, not just magic, are made of a balance of those elemental powers. This implies that anything, mass or energy, can be decomposed into elements and thus magic. If anything can be converted in to magic, then there is no need for a special source like Lavos or the Sun Stone. If the conversion is anything like E=mc^2, even a drop of water would carry quite a wallop.
 
The game never really explains where magic energy used in techs comes from. There is evidence, however, that Lavos gave the ability to use magic to the Humans and Mystics. The prime example being that Ayla cannot use magic because she was born before Lavos' arrival.
 
Lavos would have genetically altered those races to use magic to increase its own, already immense, magical power. The Enlightened Ones of Zeal were born with magical ability and could use it at will. After the destruction of Zeal, Lavos wised up, and made the talent dormant in humans, hence the need for Spekkio to unlock the talent in Crono and co.
 
In conclusion, magic is just an ordinary physical process. Lavos gave Humans and Mystics the ability to use magic for its own benefit. But the elemental powers do not stem from Lavos any more that the power of nuclear fusion does. The actual energy used in techs may come from Lavos, the Sun Stone, the Mammon Machine, or Crono's left boot for all we know.

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006, 11:14:33 pm »
Zeality started a thread at OCR, which I had been haunting for a while. I posted in the thread.

It kinda snowballed from there.

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2006, 03:12:48 am »
...oh right, how I discovered it. I was searching for a Chrono chronology or something, and found this article on some weird site, that linked to something on GameFAQs. I went there and read the article about Time Error or something, saw who it was written by and what site, went to the site...and was hooked from the first moment I arrived.

If I hadn't been turned off by the idiocy present in the OCR forums years ago, I probably would've seen that thread then. Pity.

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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2006, 03:35:31 am »
So how did you become an admin RD?

Well, I probably found the site off Google or something, trying to look up whether Crono was gay or not. Or what Medina was, or something about Queen Zeal. I'm pretty sure my first post was the Fable one. The replies weren't very helpful, but I soon got to like this bunch of raggamuffins.

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2006, 03:57:47 am »
Quote from: Burning Zeppelin
So how did you become an admin RD?


Zeality decided to start a seperate site. I was one of those that went with him.

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2006, 04:17:41 am »
Oh *smacks himself on the head* sorry, missed the post on Zeality's part. Sorry.

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2006, 09:25:58 am »
1.) I tried to read some articles(my english wasn't that good), but it didn't really work, so I just bookmarked it and said "be back later".

2.) After cleaning my bookmarks, I found it again and started reading even more articles(with an increased english abbility), but I still didn't feel good enough for the forum.

3.) There was this Colliseum hack/mod or whatever mentioned at GameFaqs (was searched for a way how to beat Cyrus' ghost or Ozzy's iceform :roll: ) with a link to this page. I read through the forum a bit and decided to join.

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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2006, 11:42:06 pm »
  I found this site on google when I was looking up the Chrono Trigger remake projects just a little while before they were shut down.  I had never been into forums all that much, but I love CC and I felt like I would be able to learn more about the Chrono series in here.