So I talked to Vechs on Reddit and ended up sending him over here, upon seeing this message he said:
Same toxic ****posting behavior that drove me away from the forums in the first place. I don't really feel the need to hang out with people who only seem to want to drag me down.
Who in their right mind would want to deal with that crap when they are trying to have fun? It felt so good to just abandon the forums, because a lot of stress disappeared. If it makes you feel better I did at least click your link, but the very first thing I see is toxicity.
I'm done with that.
Just wanted to share that
EDIT: If you asked me yesterday I would have told you I hated Vechs because I thought he was cocky and abandoned the community but after talking to him he's a genuinely good guy who left because people just gang up on him... it's a shame really.
Seems like a bit of a Catch 22 scenario: CTM mapmakers want Vechs to acknowledge and validate their existence, but aren't getting that from him, resulting in badmouthing; Vechs refuses to acknowledge CTM mapmakers because he sees the toxicity directed at him. Neither side benefits if neither side budges.
I didn't come back here to get into the whole politics side of this community, goodness knows I can't stand that. But really, from the perspective of someone who has been detached from this scene for ages, a lot of the behavior and hate directed at Vechs that comes out of this place is unproductive. There's a clear line between valid criticism and vitriol.
I had school so no works been done on my map in ages sooo if anyone wants to help me put in loot and spawners it would be much appreciated. Other than that have a Merry Christmas or Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate. *Moonwalks back into lurkerdom
Sure, I'll help if you need an extra hand with that sort o' thing. PM me if interested.
What I think we need to do is send someone who doesn't have the community politics about them (I volunteer myself but there may be others) to kind of show Vechs around the established community, excluding all the hate and crap and just showing him the stuff we do and the standards of mapmaking nowadays without comparing it to that of his maps, which were pretty good back in the day. An ambassador of sorts...
I'm looking for a this year's christmas map. Unfortunately right now it looks like noone released anything for this holiday so I'll put the I saw a zombie eating santa clause in the map of the month section. If you did release something and I missed it, message me and I'll replace it .
Navarog's brain: Aaaallll is calm, Aaaallll is WIP,...
Navarog: Hey! Stop that!
*internal battle ensues*
*internal battle intensifies*
Phew. OK, sorry about that. The point is I really like this, and I'm interested to see how it will factor into your map!
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I don't care about the Xs. You can call me Navarog. Or Nava if you really want to be a hipster. It's fine.
Hey friends, so I'm having a bit of trouble at the moment. I want to make custom potions, but the only filter I can find for that (Sethbling's) doesn't seem to be working anymore. Do any of you have a filter for this, and/or should I try to install TMI (I'm awful at installing mods for some reason)?
Happy Holidays to all! Hey there, I came back here after a while without posting anything (yes, obviously I started playing and Song Of Life is too epic). I've been improving my building skills at my construction lab. Could someone give me some feedback about this picz? (Obviously all is WIP)
I think that the grass is really well done. It has a nice color and it really enhances the background. That being said, the grass could use some improvement, maybe perhaps erode the grass so it isn't so... blocky...