First of all, if this is the wrong place to post, I'm sorry, but it seemed like the best one of the bunch. And second, I know similar topics have come by in the past, but the ones I found through the search were all 2+ years old, and this sort of thing has a moving characteristic to it.
I've started a personal project to catalogue all my digital One Piece materials, which are primarily fansubs, for long-term storage and enjoyment. (Yes, Funimation blah blah blah, streams blah blah blah, dvds blahblahblah. Let's move on by the alternative solutions people will undoubtedly offer and get straight to what I know I want to talk about.)
Nobody will argue that K-F is where it is at for early One Piece. I think they're upto 300 now.
Question 1. Late K-F and early Vegapunk overlap by several episodes. Which has the better quality? Vegapunk used to be 'it' for as far sub quality was concerned, and as such I am tempted to take them over K-F. Can anyone offer insights on this, especially translation-wise?
After Vegapunk, One Piece was in trouble for a while, and stuff got really fragmented. I know I have watched Vegapunk+(1080p) Raws, INP, Nakama Fansubs, Yonkou and Yibis at various points in time, and even some really crappy subs from ADC-Elites and UTSF. (Much love to those guys, I got my fix, but they're not a quality group.) Threads from 2007 till 2011... they all have very differing recommendations as to what one ought to watch.
Question 2. But as time passed, these groups have overlapped eachother a fair bit, some have died out, and others have been really inconsistent quality-wise. Can anyone recommend the best groups from Thriller Bark (ep 337+) till wherever Yibis runs out of serious competition?
Around some point (I think Amazon Lily?), Funimation started live-streaming. This is the point where I stopped following quality fansubs since a quick fix was available. They did a lot of things well, but some translation choices I just can't agree with.
Question 3. As such.. is Yibis indeed the best group starting at that point? I believe they're the only Fansubs with an own translator that is still keeping up (<3) but if there are better alternatives, I'd love to know.
Thanks for any answers all of you can help me out with! Also, I intend to keep my collection up-to-date as years pass by, so if I get answers I'll try to update this post with the 'better episode quality' developments that have popped up.
Little list of information collected so far
K-F episodes 210-260 are in SD while HD ought to be available at some point.
Yibis refused to release filler episodes 428 & 429.
Yibis has no 492 either because it is a boring non-canon crossover with Toriko.