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Vortex is not the bustling place it used to be. For various reasons, no one really does anything here anymore, with the exception of a few. The Staff and I are at a loss on how to fix this, so everyone, give it to me straight. Why don't you post more? Why is there a lack of sprites and no one ever makes a sheet? What happened to comics and animations and all that? I'm open to any and all suggestions and will probably do whatever is necessary to make this place lively again.

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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:08 pm by Afrolicious
Well, we're doing the old school sheet thing. That gives some of us some sheeting. Some of us sheet and sprite to help others. *coughmecough* But we can't do it all on our own.

For my lack of spriting like a banshee is a combination of laziness, family, friends, committing and commuting to school. Luckily I still find some time to sprite 'cause I'm just that awesome.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:18 pm by Ryurat
I'm still here, and as Tyrone said, the old-timey sheets are progressing, and seeing as I hae been to lazy to sprite recently (Xbox and RP) I will most likely do a few sheets for that, o some classics or such, also I am writing out rough script, as I will be making a comic soon, nothing is gonna take me from this site Bluesy baby.
>Crosseyehappy
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:28 pm by Rainboob
Man i love this site but school fucks all...and i'm always grounded by my mother...sorry man i will try anyway...
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:45 pm by Luka
My internet router went soft on me at home, so all the spriting that I do (on my laptop), has to be transferred onto an external drive and then uploaded to my computer at work. And that's just a process I can't be arsed to do. But I will when I FINALLY build up enough work to want to drop a shit-ton on all of you. It's going to happen, promise <3
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:51 pm by Mageta
Yeah well, I got in the middle of making a sheet and BAM! My computer got a virus and I lost everything. But I will never leave this site, I love you guys to much <3
School, Venturers, Footy, Training and Comitments really do fuck me up.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:42 pm by rip
Yeah I'm one of the more recent ones that been actually spriting lately but I m doing while working and taking care of a pregnant woman but imo I think we should have something set up so that newbies gain access to custom sprites by posting and submitting a certain number thing " reply post etc." I've seen some major forums use something like this cuz I'm tired of seeing only certain topics getting 4 replies and have like 100 views so said today every new topic on this forum besides general chat and rpg ... I will try and post my thoughts or a topic at least once a day...
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:50 pm by Luka
Adding to Rip's idea, maybe we should just have a kinda thing where we get something once we hit a certain amount of posts? Especially in a time of desperation, it'd be nice to have users working at attaining something thru post number, also to set up a certain stature for users. I.E. users that have obtained 3,000 posts or more can consider themselves veterans somewhat, just because it DOES take time to get that far. I've been here for 3-4 years and I'm only at 2thou.

Just a run-on thought.
Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:15 pm by Yastas
my computer was just fixed yesterday
so until it breaks down again i'll be active some

i'll now be able to start on the many things on my list i've already started spriting,
Spriting to me just seems to be work but every once and a while i manage to get something done
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:21 pm by Afrolicious
Luka wrote:
Adding to Rip's idea, maybe we should just have a kinda thing where we get something once we hit a certain amount of posts? Especially in a time of desperation, it'd be nice to have users working at attaining something thru post number, also to set up a certain stature for users. I.E. users that have obtained 3,000 posts or more can consider themselves veterans somewhat, just because it DOES take time to get that far. I've been here for 3-4 years and I'm only at 2thou.

Just a run-on thought.
We did have something like that where we were tiers of Sayain transformation. (Oozaru, Super Sayain, Ascended Super Sayain, Super Saiyan 2, Majin, etc.) The thing with that the newbies, and some established, began postwhoring. Posting just for the sake of posting and not even adding the discussion or topic.


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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:22 pm by saiyanboy
Looking after my disabled mum, GCSE's, Girlfriend, friends, coursework. Yet I'm still fairly active, i'm on whenever I can be, but to me it doesn't seem like we've lost members, just our spark which is making people leave :l .
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:41 pm by rip
Afrolicious wrote:
Luka wrote:
Adding to Rip's idea, maybe we should just have a kinda thing where we get something once we hit a certain amount of posts? Especially in a time of desperation, it'd be nice to have users working at attaining something thru post number, also to set up a certain stature for users. I.E. users that have obtained 3,000 posts or more can consider themselves veterans somewhat, just because it DOES take time to get that far. I've been here for 3-4 years and I'm only at 2thou.

Just a run-on thought.
We did have something like that where we were tiers of Sayain transformation. (Oozaru, Super Sayain, Ascended Super Sayain, Super Saiyan 2, Majin, etc.) The thing with that the newbies, and some established, began postwhoring. Posting just for the sake of posting and not even adding the discussion or topic.
what i meant was that there should be something set up where they have at least post a sprite and maybe at least comment on others like noobs should post at least 5 topics and comment on 5 others to gain access to certain boards like customs or even the rpg
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:46 pm by Bob
I just lost my interstet, as I noticed that no work was ever valorized here, except for the ones who were already some kind of "famous". Then, everybody left and the site died. But I think that old school thing will revive the site. I hope so.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:23 pm by beastboybrown
I am lazy Very Happy . I am at least telling the truth Crosseyehappy
Plus a little work here and there at my jobs.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:32 pm by skyX
we need need new guys that actuly want to sprite, the vets are geting older and have less time actully sprite and for geting new spriters LSW style need to get more pupolar among spriters I dont sure how many ppl actuly know who much this style has changed. that is why I think we facing this problem we have no substitution wich make the forum "stuck" pretty much with the same members

I think we should also do lvl system and like system so you get exp for every post and you get X2 for a topic and you can do a "like" to a post so that the member will get extra exp or dislike it to lower his exp

that way ppl comment things that will actully be helpful so they could lvl up

exp: post-10 points topic-20 points points like=1 point dislike- -1 point
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:17 pm by rip
skyX wrote:
we need need new guys that actuly want to sprite, the vets are geting older and have less time actully sprite and for geting new spriters LSW style need to get more pupolar among spriters I dont sure how many ppl actuly know who much this style has changed. that is why I think we facing this problem we have no substitution wich make the forum "stuck" pretty much with the same members

I think we should also do lvl system and like system so you get exp for every post and you get X2 for a topic and you can do a "like" to a post so that the member will get extra exp or dislike it to lower his exp

that way ppl comment things that will actully be helpful so they could lvl up

exp: post-10 points topic-20 points points like=1 point dislike- -1 point
i like that i idea but i can promise u even when im 30 if vortex is still araound ill be on
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:49 pm by General Grievous
What makes me inactive? Call of Duty that is all.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:35 am by Strife
The internet has many things, I like many things, and I get kind of distracted by many things.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:55 am by Mageta
General Grievous wrote:
What makes me inactive? Call of Duty that is all.
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coughskyremcough

Yeah, I liked the whole post title thing.

I reckon' it needs to come back.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:14 am by blackgoodbye
POWER LEVELS "ITS OVER 9,000"

some sort of level system would be leet, i like that idea indeed.

I play wow.. and an annoyingly busy life. if i had inspiration i might come back, new styles, comps, fads Crosseyehappy im just high and dry atmo
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:05 am by Gokuatruehero
The thing that makes me inactive is laziness and school.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:03 pm by Seto Stevce
I agree with what saiyan boy said at the end of his post.

Some wicked ideas. I might look into bringing back the 'post rank system'. Would you guys still want it to be DBZ related or like colour code systems? Kind of like karate and their rank in coloured belts...without the belts though lol

If I seem inactive guys it's because Vortex will be getting a make over very soon. So empty out a tissue box and cram them into your under garments because it most likely will get messy down there.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:08 pm by Afrolicious
I vote of the Saiyan ranks since this IS a DBZ forum.

*hopes they used my buttons and doesn't put tissues in his boxers cause he's too awesome*
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:13 pm by Seto Stevce
Afrolicious wrote:
I vote of the Saiyan ranks since this IS a DBZ forum.

*hopes they used my buttons and doesn't put tissues in his boxers cause he's too awesome*

Your buttons?
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:15 pm by rip
Seto Stevce wrote:
I agree with what saiyan boy said at the end of his post.

Some wicked ideas. I might look into bringing back the 'post rank system'. Would you guys still want it to be DBZ related or like colour code systems? Kind of like karate and their rank in coloured belts...without the belts though lol

If I seem inactive guys it's because Vortex will be getting a make over very soon. So empty out a tissue box and cram them into your under garments because it most likely will get messy down there.

im not im gonna try and be the most active posting and commenting on here than i have ever been
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:17 pm by Afrolicious
Seto Stevce wrote:
Afrolicious wrote:
I vote of the Saiyan ranks since this IS a DBZ forum.

*hopes they used my buttons and doesn't put tissues in his boxers cause he's too awesome*

Your buttons?
It was from contest from a while ago. So, you didn't use my buttons. *sad face*
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:20 pm by Seto Stevce
Afrolicious wrote:
Seto Stevce wrote:
Afrolicious wrote:
I vote of the Saiyan ranks since this IS a DBZ forum.

*hopes they used my buttons and doesn't put tissues in his boxers cause he's too awesome*

Your buttons?
It was from contest from a while ago. So, you didn't use my buttons. *sad face*

I didn't even see this topic but I'll check 'em out now, frobabe. If they're sexy enough maybe I will Hee
Didnt see them in the topic. PM me now, you whore.

@rip: I was more so referring to him saying we've lost our spark which a lot of our members have. Blues and I have been working around the clock trying to solve this problem and we'v got some exciting things coming up. I'm loving that you're active again.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:27 pm by Afrolicious
Seto Stevce wrote:
Afrolicious wrote:
Seto Stevce wrote:
Afrolicious wrote:
I vote of the Saiyan ranks since this IS a DBZ forum.

*hopes they used my buttons and doesn't put tissues in his boxers cause he's too awesome*

Your buttons?
It was from contest from a while ago. So, you didn't use my buttons. *sad face*

I didn't even see this topic but I'll check 'em out now, frobabe. If they're sexy enough maybe I will Hee
Well they aren't in the topic. Blues has a copy but I feel like I could make them much better.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:35 pm by Seto Stevce
Afrolicious wrote:
Seto Stevce wrote:
Afrolicious wrote:
Seto Stevce wrote:
Afrolicious wrote:
I vote of the Saiyan ranks since this IS a DBZ forum.

*hopes they used my buttons and doesn't put tissues in his boxers cause he's too awesome*

Your buttons?
It was from contest from a while ago. So, you didn't use my buttons. *sad face*

I didn't even see this topic but I'll check 'em out now, frobabe. If they're sexy enough maybe I will Hee
Well they aren't in the topic. Blues has a copy but I feel like I could make them much better.

Send them to me, Blues might not have them any moar.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:41 pm by Blues Light
They were lost in the daily overflow that is my PM box. I really wish it wouldn't auto-delete things >.<

As for ranks, I do suggest the Saiyan motif. I can sprite some up in....well, I'll save that for another time Hee can't promise you all something this grand without a few sheets first.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:48 pm by Seto Stevce
Blues Light wrote:
They were lost in the daily overflow that is my PM box. I really wish it wouldn't auto-delete things >.<

As for ranks, I do suggest the Saiyan motif. I can sprite some up in....well, I'll save that for another time Hee can't promise you all something this grand without a few sheets first.

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuuuuuutuuuuupppp! Blues! PM sesh nao!
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:21 pm by Mageta
Seto Stevce wrote:
I agree with what saiyan boy said at the end of his post.

Some wicked ideas. I might look into bringing back the 'post rank system'. Would you guys still want it to be DBZ related or like colour code systems? Kind of like karate and their rank in coloured belts...without the belts though lol

If I seem inactive guys it's because Vortex will be getting a make over very soon. So empty out a tissue box and cram them into your under garments because it most likely will get messy down there.

The Saiyan post system or even like a Z-Fighter, saying Yamcha is the worst xD and Goku is the highest?
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:30 pm by Fortex
I don't even know what makes me inactive, some days I find it hard just to turn on the computer and when I do it's just Facebook for a while ...

All my creativity these days is put into guitar Sad, I still love you guys though and I lurk like a motherfuck and this comment is evidence that I'm still around watching you like a fuckin' hawk.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:32 pm by Ravage_Gokan
LMAO @ Fortex "Watching you like a fuckin hawk.."

Anyway.

As with me, I'm trying to stay active, but honestly, I've got a lot of stuff like everyone else.


....


And any free time I've had has been spent on Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2. Although now that I've gotten pretty far, I'm likely to have more time for Vortex. Once the Editorials get on board I'll likely have even more time. Or less, depending.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:43 pm by Sasuke-Ish
I'm just totally uninspired.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:16 pm by beastboybrown
I need something to sprite that isn't the same kinda sprites over and over. I need something to sprite that would help me and others. To me it feels like we need something we all can work on but again that is just me. Maybe make a complete base sheet of an character.

To be blunt I wish I could help the site anyway I can.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:43 pm by Gokuatruehero
School and other stuff causes me to become inactive lately.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:42 am by Bob
If we had a like/dislike button, the 'post rank system' would be more effective. Because I think this system would also incitate spamming. I think it should be like this:
-The person creates a topic, and for each like he wins 2 points;
-The person posts on a topic, and for each like he wins 1 point;
-If the topic receives a dislike, the one who disliked needs to explain why, and if convincing, the owner loose 1 point;
-If the topic owner dislike a comment, the poster looses 2 points;
-If someone dislike a comment, the poster looses 1 point.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:01 am by Redwood
Tl;dr most of the thread,just so you guys know.
Well, for me, I'm majorly innactive because of school (2 honors classes really bog you down), social life, PS3, and I hate to admit it, but i'm grounded 99.99% of the time.

By the way, "-If the topic receives a dislike, the one who disliked needs to explain why, and if convincing, the owner loose 1 point;" wouldn't work,or really just the part of explaining it and if it was deemed convincing enough. Or well, just the convincing part anyway. This would require tedious,unneeded work from the mods/admins.

Well,that was my 2 cents. See you guys in another 8 months.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:23 am by Omega Jet
To be honest, I dont think the post rank system is gonna help this place.
I mean what good will it do to me if I am ranked as "Super Saiyan 3" while someone else is ranked "Krillin" based on post count? Nothing.

What really would help IMO is more spriting, thats what this place is all about.
More contests with cool prizes (scouter<3) or maybe something like the official contest we had last year should get this place up and running.
Anyway, to answer the question- real life, xbox, school, soccer and the lack of will to sprite.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:13 pm by Seto Stevce
What other cool prizes do you guys want besides scouters?

And ill look into bringing back the reputation system.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:33 pm by Onis
Seto Stevce wrote:
What other cool prizes do you guys want besides scouters?

And ill look into bringing back the reputation system.
A Like button :3
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:57 pm by Blues Light
I can try for the Like button but that's hella difficult.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:59 pm by Kane
Omega Jet wrote:
To be honest, I dont think the post rank system is gonna help this place.
I mean what good will it do to me if I am ranked as "Super Saiyan 3" while someone else is ranked "Krillin" based on post count? Nothing.

What really would help IMO is more spriting, thats what this place is all about.
More contests with cool prizes (scouter<3) or maybe something like the official contest we had last year should get this place up and running.
Anyway, to answer the question- real life, xbox, school, soccer and the lack of will to sprite.

No it's just how cool it is.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:27 pm by L. Cole
Trail. Girlfriend. School.

That, and we are loosing a certain spark, but what do I know, it's my first year here.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:55 am by THTB
A lot of the original members are a great deal older...our youngest members were like 12 and 13 when joining...now they're 17 and 18...and a lot of the older members are now in their early/mid 20s now, or are at least 18. Pretty much life is just kicking in and interfering, plus things like becoming disinterested with spriting. That at least explains those guys.

Not to mention, this community came around like towards the end of DBZ's most popular years outside of Japan. That factors into it a bit, too.

It's really just time going by...I'm not entirely sure if the activity will ever really pick up that much anymore, sad to say. :/
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:12 am by Zbir
Rust ,lazyness ,lack of time ... every aspect of life ,even if it sounds funny.

And as Tunechi said ,loosing this 'spark' is the biggest problem.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:01 pm by Mistah_Jayden
Lurking is for sissys.
Man up and post your opinions!
We should be more diverse because there's alot of people who cannot sprite and would excel in other things but because it's a LSW strict forum, they have no use and eventually disappear.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:47 pm by Blues Light
It's not an LSW strict forum though. Everything is welcome.
The only problem arises when the community centered around LSW is presented with something different and don't have much to say on the topic. It's not that those sprites would be bad, this just isn't the target audience. I agree that more non-LSW content should be created, posted, and appreciated here, yet I am very reluctant to no longer be the virtually only place for LSW spriting left.
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Re: What Makes You Inactive?
Post on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:05 pm by Axxon456
I'm with everyone on the Saiyan Rank System idea. That shit would make me post mad before, Always trying to get to a higher level.. I loved those days.

Me being a lazy bastard is why i'm inactive.... I apologiezzz
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