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  1. Happy New Year everyone! It's TSS and SSMB's 20th anniversary this year! CLICK HERE for the Topic! It'd be amazing if the SSMB community got involved by celebrating it together! :) Here's to a great 2020!

    1. Sonic Fan J

      Sonic Fan J

      It's hard to think it's been going for 20. Congrats for starting a place for fans to hang out and share their love of all things Sonic that outlasted even the Official SEGA Forums.

    2. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      ♥️♥️♥️

  2. I've already written a story about this on the news side of this site, but I wanted to make a note of all this right here too because SSMB has been such an important part of the TSS journey... but this year will be our 20th anniversary! Hooray!!! We've created some new imagery to promote the occasion, the banner can be found on our social media channels but I've also included it here. Over the years, we've had loads of SSMB members and site fans create fan art / fan banners for TSS and SSMB. It'd be awesome if anyone here got inspired to do the same for our 20th year on the internet! Over the years, Sonic Stadium has come to cover all sorts of things. The site and forums are still standing, but we had an Awards Ceremony, SEGASonic Radio station, Shadow Team fan game studio, Sonic Spriters Network resource, a TSS Network family of sites to wrap all of them together... and obviously we established Summer of Sonic, which is still going every now and then with new events. Even on the SSMB there's so much history to talk about over the last 20 years. We have had the Sonic Battle Stadium (a role playing forum which allowed members to battle one another), various events with account Badges up for grabs as prizes, SSMB community-produced music albums and much more! You guys have really helped to shape the story of these forums and the site, and I'd love for you guys to help celebrate this anniversary because it belongs just as much to you as it does to little old me. The big month is October 2020, but over the course of the year I'll be sharing various things on social media and on the main site (and on here too where it makes sense and doesn't get in the way). Retrospectives on our biggest events, best features, old looks and things like that. I hope you guys can join me in helping making this year one to remember for the site and forums! Here's to a great 2020! Happy New Year!
  3. Happy Birthday to us! ^_^ How do you like the new Sonical + Sonical Dark skins? My aim is to convert all of the existing character skins to this style very soon. Stay tuned!

    1. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      I do, but as i stated here, the news images are still messing up with the layout by making the right coloumn extremely long compared to the main board one (the news section itself was already doing this, but the images are adding more to the pile).

    2. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      They’re pretty neat skins, but some improvements can be made. On the profile side of topic posts, the formatting doesn’t seem quite right. And to echo Teo, I said this on your topic post:

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      Just one minor suggestion, wouldn’t the news articles be better as a row at the top of the boards, like how they are on the main page? It takes too long to scroll down to the new topics and status updates otherwise...

      On the other hand, the boards could use some optimisation, because holy hell, it takes forever to load pages now, as the filesize of each page got bigger. My browser is struggling to keep up...

    3. Dreadknux

      Dreadknux

      I may do some tweaks over time if it's really problematic, but for now it's a design choice to give the forum the same design language as the website (plus to effectively provide the news feed in a way that matches the site). I did listen to feedback beforehand when it comes to the mobile view of the news feed however, so now there's a columned view if you browse the forums with a smaller device.

      Hopefully this won't be too much of a dramatic adjustment to make, but see how you get on. Always open to feedback.

    4. Dreadknux

      Dreadknux

      The slowdown might be related to the issues we're having atm with search/content indexing. Hopefully we'll figure out a fix soon. @Polkadi~☆ can you send me a screengrab of what you mean about the profile side of topic posts? I basically spent a bunch of time re-organising it (it was all a complete mess in the old layout - unaligned icons, ugly looking awards layouts etc) so if something looks wrong I'll take a look. It's probably something browser-specific I missed.

    5. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

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      Here’s such an example.

    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      I really like the themes, probably the best we’ve had in a long time. The mobile version in particular feels really nice now.

      My only real criticism is as said, I’m not a big fan of where the news is placed, since it pushes new topics so far down. I’ve had times where I’ve totally forgotten new topics as a thing exists since it’s pushed so far down the site now

      My on,y 

    7. Dreadknux

      Dreadknux

      @Polkadi~☆ What looks strange about that?

      EDIT: So the thinking here goes (underneath 'member' banner):

      Left side: Reputation Icon
      Right side: Reputation, number of posts
      Next line, left side: Gender/Country
      Next line, right side: Social media profile icons

      Just in case your point is about the social media icons sitting on the right. It's meant to look like that.

  4. Well well well. It's been a while since I posted an update here, isn't it!? Howdy folks, how's it going? Today - 24 October (as it now is in the UK - don't you Americans get me on a technicality now! ) is a special day in the SSMB/TSS calendar. Namely, that it's this website's birthday! We launched in the Year 2000 - when everyone was just getting over the non-threat of the Y2K Bug, The Matrix was the biggest movie on the planet and everyone was catching on the Y2K aesthetic. That makes us 19 YEARS OLD. Whaaaaaat. This site is four years older than me when I first launched it. o_o; The next year will be the big 2-0, so I'm plotting some things for us all to do during that time. In the meantime, I thought I'd give this forum a little love as I realised that I had spent so much time tarting up the main site that the SSMB needed a new lick of paint. So here we are! A brand new, modern 'Sonical' theme for 2020! Do you like it? I spent a lot of time tweaking it for mobile use as well, so please let me know your feedback (any bugs should be reported in the Feedback and Bugs forum as per usual). And... for those of you that like your Night Mode settings, I also created a new 'Sonical Dark' theme too! All of the existing SSMB character themes will be converted into this new modern style soon, but for now I'm keeping them up just in case you really like the Shadow theme or something... But Sonical will be the new default, and I really recommend Sonical Dark too. I hope you enjoy them! Please feel free to celebrate our birthday with us in any way you like! I know how creative this forum can be! If you fancy making anything - art, music, banners, whatever - or if you want to just write some fancy words - please be my guest. I love hearing about your experiences on this site. Anyway, I'm off to have a bit of a lie down and paw through some old topics and news stories. Happy Birthday TSS!
  5. Sorry guys, I think this might be related to a broken search for the site as well. I've looked into it, and I think it has something to do with the specific platform we're using to index all of the content on the forum. I've had a few other priorities to take care of, but I'll look into this now and find out what's going on.
  6. I am a HUGE fan of Bethesda-era Fallout (F3, New Vegas*, F4) buuuuuuuuuut a $99 annual sub for a broken online game? Whoops.

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      This sounds kind of desperate from Bethesda.

      They'd probably be better off abandoning Fallout 76 and porting Fallout 3 & New Vegas to current gen.

  7. Yeah I'm going to have to put another vote in for Sonic '06. Specifically, trying to get the S Rank on Crisis City (or in fact any level, but very much Crisis City). OH MY GOD. It's hard enough trying to play through a level without getting hit but then you have that tornado carrying a car! x_x Outside of the obvious... I don't know about 'rage' quit but I did lose interest in Sonic and the Black Knight pretty quickly. It was an incredibly....... I don't know what it was about that game but I just had no enthusiasm for it really. Fake Edit: Oh yeah when I was a kid - Sonic 2 on the Master System. Trying to get the Chaos Emeralds was one thing (WHY IS ONE OF THEM INSIDE A GOD DAMN WALL), but I couldn't even figure out how to use the hang glider in Sky High Zone Act 1 and kept dying. A lot. Luckily the Underground Zone boss wasn't as difficult as the Game Gear version as you had more of an opportunity to dodge the ball attacks, but it was still hard.
  8. Yeah I've been sick all week, but I've had time to prep something really nice for the site (well, the forums) in time for its 19th birthday. ^_^ So I'm feeling good. Happy weekend everyone!

    1. Pawn

      Pawn

      Happy weekend! And I hope you're feeling better!

    2. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      19 years still going strong!

    3. tailsBOOM!

      tailsBOOM!

      Congrats and feel better man!

  9. It's possible, but if we're following patterns laid out by Mania then I think the more likely scenario is a brand new 3D game that's heavily inspired by Sonic Adventure and its art style/themes, much like Mania was for Sonic 2D games. Having said that, I wouldn't be surprised (although I'd be pleased) if there was an attempt at remaking/remastering Sonic Adventure, as it's the 20th anniversary of the International release of the game.
  10. Monday thoughts while I'm resting up sick... I really don't mind Sonic Racing on Apple Arcade, but I'd like it a lot more if it wasn't so buggy. Besides constant repeat Achievement notifications, there are connection issues and random crashes all over the place. :S

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      Oh, so the achievements thing isn't just me? I had to outright unlink my Game Center account to stop the game from listing every single achievement you've gotten when you return to the menu. 
      The game isn't great. It's not awful, but it's not worth getting Apple Arcade for if it's all your interested in. Better than Mario Kart Tour though. What bugs me the absolute most though is that it's structured like a regular mobile game with loot boxes and collecting hundreds of cards to upgrade Wisps. It seems quite obvious to me that the game was designed as a regular mobile game first before being slightly retooled for Apple Arcade.

    2. Dreadknux

      Dreadknux

      Yeah the first time I booted it up I thought 'oh this is Sonic Forces Speed Battle... oh wait no it's not'

    3. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      The achievement thing is the worst right now. It’s insanely annoying.

      The game itself is fairly fun, although I wish they tied level progression to just playing instead of buying and upgrading wisps, it makes it difficult to feel like you’re actually working towards something.

    4. Tracker_TD

      Tracker_TD

      Weird, last I tried the achievement bug had stopped happening to me after I updated the game... maybe it'll start again when I play it again now, uh oh lol 

    5. Dreadknux

      Dreadknux

      It's never stopped popping up for me. I love knowing every five seconds that I upgraded a Wisp. XD

  11. Just added TSS' Anniversary to the Community Calendar (24 October), surprised I hadn't done it sooner! Next year, this whole place will be TWENTY YEARS OLD.............

    1. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      Christ....

    2. Indigo Rush
    3. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      20 years...

       

    4. Ellipsis-Ultima
  12. Please congratulate @Indigo Rush as he joins the TSS Staff as our latest writer! 😁

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      You don't tell me what to.

    2. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      I have huge shoes to fill! I hope to make y'all proud! Thanks for everything.

    3. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      That was quick, good job Indi :)

    4. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Somehow, I always knew.

    5. Badnik Mechanic

      Badnik Mechanic

      I made him a welcome gift.
       

       

    6. Ellipsis-Ultima
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