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Troalo
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1:21 am, Feb 27 2013
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Speed, but with limitations.

I'm absolutely OK reading a bad quality scan, as long as it's not painfully bad, such as crooked pages, brown discoloration, or tear lines. As long as i can still read the text and see what the character are doing, i'm fine. This does not apply to action manga, though. I want to see every fine detail in an action manga. HQ or die. Anyways, the thing I cannot forgive whatsoever is bad grammar or typesetting, mainly the grammar part. (wild words font for the win!)

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Mangastream was perfect.

Reasonable watermarks, good translations, perfect quality scans, and great speed. Not to mention they deleted older chapters to encourage buying of volumes.

Ahh, how I miss them and Franky-House.

I can only say that mangapanda is very disatisfactory. Their translations are poor, and the quality is crap. Their watermarks are obnoxious and annoying, and destroys the mood.

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I would much rather go with quality vs speed. The hardest part for me is not 'spoiling' a chapter by reading a crappy release before the quality one is out. Same with raws for my absolute favorites.

There are certain groups that I will ALWAYS wait for because the quality is top-notch, such as:

Mangastream (best of the best IMO)
Red Hawk
Mahou-X & Yankee Goon
Webtoon Live
Easy Going Scans
For the Halibut
Simple Scans
[a decent number that specialize in shoujo that I can't remember]

However, I must admit that I will visit a site if a manga that I like is way behind due to whatever reason like 'Girls of the Wild' and 'Green Boy' (there hasn't been a non-MangaPirate release of Green Boy since last July). Some of MangaPirate releases are decent-to-good from time to time - besides sometimes it's the only option.

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Apparently the mangapirate site is down for maintenance~ just checked. (Since there were rumours here it was down for good). I didn't expect them to give up like that anyway.
But I read it's been down much longer than expected.

HikaruYami
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Quote from Baniita
Mangastream was perfect.

Reasonable watermarks, good translations, perfect quality scans, and great speed. Not to mention they deleted older chapters to encourage buying of volumes.

Ahh, how I miss them and Franky-House.

I can only say that mangapanda is very disatisfactory. Their translations ar ...


... why are you talking like mangastream died?

Baniita
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I'm talking about the good old days when they handled Naruto. OTL

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I'm talking about the good old days when they handled Naruto. OTL


lol the good old days were when there was no speedscanlating aka no mangastream either. biggrin


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lol the good old days were when there was no speedscanlating aka no mangastream either. biggrin

This plus no annoying watermarks by speed (& useless) groups roll eyes

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^agreed those watermarks yeah I get the point but they just serve to piss off the readers

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What's wrong with pissing off a few readers who don't care about scanlators?

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It's all a war for web traffic and ad revenue or something. = A= Which is reasonable, since, well, server costs.

I don't think mangastream should be lumped in with the speedscans you're referring to, though. The groups now doing the Big Three (well, technically Bleach isn't in the big 3 anymore) are all speed, no quality. The new chapter of Naruto had so many mistakes and over-levelled panels that my head span. At least the mangastream watermarks weren't nearly as distracting. Mangarule breaks into it half the page, and I want to throw things.

Well, at least mangastream dabbles in the Big 3~ Even if they're slower, it's so much more worth it.

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Actually, Mangastream is a speed group if you check their quality. And well, they are trying to make profit and the ad-revenue they earn is more than enough to pay for both raws and servers.

Well readers don't care about anything as long as they get releases roll eyes

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Quality over speed for sure with the exception of extreme cases, which would be like taking a month to put out the latest chapter when 5-6 have been released unless it was a specific issue not just the scanner.

A really good case would be Wolf Guy - Ookami no Monshou I think it was Wolfy Scans were absolute crap, like seriously awful translations any person could QC and make better and truly terrible typesetting and raws vs Illuminati-Manga releasing volumes 07/30/11(10)-03/10/12(11)-05/01/12(12). In the case of 10-11 that was a ridiculous wait time but wolfy only put the chapters out 1-2 months ahead and for 11-12 I just had to bare with it because I couldn't be sure if anything was translated really accurately.

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So is mangapirate dead?

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Quality! I don't mind waiting. I prefer to have the manga touch my heart, and a great way to do that is reading one with better quality.

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