Metatron, on 18 January 2013 - 10:46 PM, said:
...I don't have permission. Why is that? :|
kerii, on 19 January 2013 - 05:15 AM, said:
If you really need me to define things for you, then sure I'll play the bad guy.
We have three or more download sources available for the 32x packs that are all maintained by a different person and all different. Worse still all are lacking in one way or another. Not to mention the "best" iteration of this pack is probably the Fyre UK which isn't even properly made for regular game play. We have a 16x pack with people begging for textures, and a 64x pack being started that rides the line of whether or not it's even still Doku's style per texture. Finally the Mod Support varies and was never properly maintained. (I can admit that is more the costumizer not being able to keep up, but that's a different argument)
Through the progression some people decided that we shouldn't further the pack as a continuation of Doku's work and started branching it to other things. Thus you see the rise of "mix" packs like Panda. While not bad in design they do not match what a continuation is. (I've made that argument a long long time ago, so I'll leave it there.) I agree it is "hard to nearly impossible" to make textures for everything that retains Doku's style as we are not him, but for sake of calling it a continuation we should at least try.
Don't get me wrong. I'm glad someone stepped forward to make a proper website, but there are many other things that require attention before that.
You raise good points, Kerii. Especially the second one. I'm glad you brought this up.
True, the pack has become too fragmented. I'd say a proper website can be the solution to such a problem, but collecting all the versions in one place. I'd rather this website REPLACE our current customiser page, not add yet another outlet to downloading the pack. I wouldn't say it's as big of an issue as:
I wouldn't call Panda's mix an "official" version of the pack. It's a great pack, but there's a reason it's not featured in the OP. Personally I'm more concerned with the 3 default packs as well as the PMC version. They need a serious reworking in terms of aesthetic and theme.
Mostly colour balance changes. Doku's pack works so well because all the textures FIT together in regards to palette and style.
On the other hand, many amazing textures have made it into the pack. The fire animation, some of the paintings, many of the mobs, the custom colours and CTM work... We just need to STOP for a bit and polish what we already have, for the good of the pack. I'd be willing to help.
Oh, and I just want to say how amazing your enderchest is. I hope it makes it into the main 3 packs. I know it's going into Dokucraft Lush! (In regards to my pack and the frgamentation issue, I'd argue that My pack and Wanted's pack don't contribute to this problem because they're alternative themes that don't necessarily match the core 3 packs, which is intentional. I'd say they have a good reason to exist)