Happy Boxing Day, folks! As some of you might know, I’m a relatively new member (long time lurker prior), and reading efour threads and learning more about the franchise and the people in it has become a big part of why I enjoy the hobby so much.
I’ve only just scratched the surface, though, and there’s about a decade’s worth of older threads to scroll and read through… So I thought I’d turn to the active folk and lurkers of efour: what are threads or posts you’ve really enjoyed reading, or found extremely useful?
Nothing specific immediately comes to mind but I’d strongly encourage everyone to go to the last pages of different sections and just spend a couple of hours going through everything. Also worth going through old Pokegym threads. They really make you appreciate how different it must have felt then, and I’m always reminded of where I was in my own life at that time.
A great example of how you don’t have to have experienced something to be nostalgic for it.
There are so many over the years. @butchdawg32, The 1st Ed jungle one was phenomenal. The worlds threads are always great. Especially 2019 with the imakuni signing. The old tournament threads from TMB, Kamex, and Lizardon Mega Battles. E4 really has become the central source for detailed collecting information. Whenever I goole something, it takes me to an E4 post.
Oh and the Snap Contest was also a blast. Secret Sant threads as well. Those and the Snap contest felt magical!
Anything loaded with pictures of Wotc-EX collections, sealed items and ink variations, especially 1st ed base and Shadowless (your instagram does not go unappreciated Tem4Elf ). I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of this stuff. Oh, and uncut sheets of course.
Other than that, I’d be lying if I didn’t mention the spicy ones. Preferably those without the early warnings of impending psycho boost or anchor drop as those tend to be a bit tamer.
I enjoy watching buy threads because it is fun to see buyers update when they complete a purchase for their collection. I know how good of a feeling it is to get a card I am chasing, so it is nice to think of someone else experiencing that same feeling!
+1. It was insanely thrilling to witness this mystery unfold before our eyes in real-time.
Many of my favorites have already been mentioned. There are a bunch of collection threads I follow religiously. Some are just entertaining to read, some are awe-inspiring, some of the older ones are like time capsules. Instead of linkning every single one, I’ll refer you to the The Index of Elite Fourum Collections by @brendantheclayboy. The sheer amount of work that went into that behemoth of a thread must be insane.
Another great one (coincidentally also by Brendan) was the e4 Art Contest.