Welcome to AbsoluteZeroTranslations.com!Well, there’s a lot to say, but let me start with this – this site wouldn’t be here without Kyle of FinalFantasyXIII.net and Wilhelm of Tales Union (formerly Symphonic Heaven). Kyle is being kind enough to provide hosting and Wilhelm helped did absolutely everything to set up this new site. I really can’t thank the two of them enough.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I’m sure most of you will quickly notice that the content of the blog is more or less identical to the old blog. Well, that’s because we’re still running on WordPress, so we were able to copy it all over. Sorry if any of your comments were lost, any comments made after we uploaded the file were scattered to the far corners of the internet (and I’m certainly not going there to look for them). So what’s new then? Well, aside from the incredible new theme and layout, there are a few new features.
One of the first things to mention is the new image system we’re working with. We can now group all of the pictures into nice galleries. For example, all of the screens from Tales of Destiny are now available here. We can also post those galleries in posts as you see below. Click one of the pictures to see it at normal size.
Oh, did I mention that these screenshots aren’t just for show? Kingcom added battle subtitles (as seen in Phantasian Productions’ ToP project). These are an extension of the subtitles already used for the voice-only sections of the event dialogue. Since we realize that not all players want more text on the screen, we have added an option to the menu. There are three settings. On will turn all subtitles on including the lines used for various artes. Important is used only for those audio clips that we believe enhance the story or characters. Off will disable the battle subtitles completely. So no matter what your preference is, we hope that one of these options will suit your needs.
The next thing to mention and one of the biggest additions to Absolute Zero is our new forum! Sign up and join in. I’m hoping that the forum will allow users to interact in new ways. At the very least, it’ll be a good way to kill time between updates.
A section that is very important to me but might not be to most people is the Help Wanted page. We can’t do everything on our own, so sometimes we might ask for help. We’ll post the details up there and you can use the form to send us your information if you’re interested in any of the positions. Right now, the Tales of Phantasia Editor position is the only thing up there, but if anything else is added, I’ll be sure to mention it.
We have new project pages as well, but they’re still a little barren at the moment. It’ll all come with time. Here’s Phantasia as an example.
Well, that’s about all I’ve got in the way of explanations. Do a little exploring, check out the new site. Well, that’s about it. Welcome to the new home of Absolute Zero. Enjoy your stay! ^_^
EDIT: Wilhelm here. An extra feature of the new site is that if you just want to see the latest images added to the site, you can use this link to grab a RSS feed specifically for it. Normal feeds are still available, as always.