Site Redirects and Error Corrections

Hey guys, I figured that not everyone may be aware of this, but if you come across any site errors or you want to leave feedback for the new site design, we have two forum threads you can post in. This one is for errors, which I’m sure there are plenty of. Seeing as there were about 3000 pages transferred from the old site to this one, it’s very easy for mistakes to get overlooked. That said, there are also some errors that existed even on the old site, so please post whatever you find there and someone will get to it.

If you have some feedback about the new site design, there’s also a thread located here. There’s some stuff we’re not willing to change, but I’m sure there are also a lot of improvements we didn’t think of. It never hurts to make a suggestion.

Finally, I got around to implementing some advanced redirects for the site. Currently, there are a LOT of sites that link to our information and we just went ahead and changed all our URLs. This is not only bad for us, but it’s also bad for them. To fix that, here’s what I’ve done:

  • First of all, game names in the URL are universally interchangeable with feX. This means http://serenesforest.net/dark-dragon-and-sword-of-light/inventory/staves/ and http://serenesforest.net/fe1/inventory/staves/ will bring you to the same page. Since most of the games now have consistent URLs, this might also allow you to jump to the same subpage between games more easily.
  • Secondly, any URL linking to an old page that is not a 1 for 1 match with the new site will redirect to the http://old.serenesforest.net subdomain and the respective page on that domain. The old version of the site is intact there, although you may have some trouble navigating it. This means that links to the old site will not be broken and will 95% of the time still bring you to the right place.

With all that said, we obviously would prefer you guys to use and link to our new site as much as possible. There are a number of improvements, most noticeably in the music and gallery sections. For instance: you can listen to the music right from your web browser and also read some of the manga translations directly on the site. In any case, thanks for your patience during our transition and thank you guys again with the help you gave us with upgrading the web server.

Blazing Sword on Wii U VC in Europe + Fire Emblem eShop sale

Hi all! This is my first news post on the new site.

Yesterday (21st August), Blazing Sword (the first English-released Fire Emblem) for the GBA was added to the Wii U’s Virtual Console in Europe.

Will you be buying Blazing Sword (again)? Or would you rather break out your GBA/DS to replay it?

Additionally, from 21st to 28th August, both Fire Emblem: Awakening and Blazing Sword will have their prices slashed by 33% and 30% respectively on the eShop (Source).

Better tell your friends who are still thinking of jumping into the series…

New Site Transition Finally Complete

Well, after days of fighting with the server, the transition is finally complete. We’re back to running at full speed!

I know a lot of you guys are worried about dead links, redirects, and whatnot, but we’ll work on those in the coming weeks. This is our first major main site upgrade in years, so please bear with us. It’ll take some time to get everything completely settled. The old site is also available here, but there’s a few broken image links.

Overall, thanks for putting up with our rocky transition and server upgrade. Thank you, guys, for your support!