you know the people who posted those comments explained themselves right?anyways i really don't mind the nitpicking, actually its made DoW a much better mod. i think this whole situation is pointless and getting pathetic. so what if folks make bad comments? its the senders picture there and theres nothing those nitpickers can do about it! it doesn't matter what the situation is, nitpickers will always be there. the sign of a good submitter/modder, is the ability to weed out what is useless nitpicking and what is critisism, and not confine yourself to a number. so what your picture gets a five? it got potd.
you know the people who posted those comments explained themselves right?anyways i really don't mind the nitpicking, actually its made DoW a much better mod. i think this whole situation is pointless and getting pathetic. so what if folks make bad comments? its the senders picture there and theres nothing those nitpickers can do about it! it doesn't matter what the situation is, nitpickers will always be there. the sign of a good submitter/modder, is the ability to weed out what is useless nitpicking and what is critisism, and not confine yourself to a number. so what your picture gets a five? it got potd.somehow this was posted before yours squire james?
one person or another will have a problem with a potd some people cant deal with critism witch is common in potd only thing can be done is keep a closer eye on the potd and deal with the bad ones
I didn't make it!
Feel free to delete this admin, but I thought those of you who hadn't seen what I had written on my last PoTD (after all not everyone checks previous PoTD for comments) might be interested in reading this:- I'm curious as to a few things regarding these comments
A) HOW are the textures letting the models down? Where do they look low res or poor? Okay so they aren't exactly Star Trek Legacy or even KA itself, but come on, can anyone seriously say they look bad? In my opinion, Majest, they are equal to your models, so why the constant comments about bad textures? I don't actually start any of these slanging matches, I deliberately refrain from commenting at all because I have nothing bad to say about Yesteryears models. They look fine, and rather than a thousand people saying the same "those look good" line, I keep quiet. No complaints, so rather than fall into the category of some people who like nitpicking over PoTD and other pictures, I quietly appreciate the work that has gone into taking the shot or making the models, or even the unseen stuff like sounds and coding.
B) What exactly is "original content"? I wrote the ODFs for these ships, I wrote the ODFs for the weapons these ships use, I wrote the ODFs for the special (or advanced as they are known in KA2) weapons these ships use. I wrote the physics files these ships use, I created several of the sounds the afforementioned weapons use. Infact, I even converted the 3d models from SFC II, and compiled the series (usually 3 or 4) bitmaps that they use as textures into a single TGA file. I regrouped the mesh, I reapplied the new, single texture file. I added the alpha layer lightmaps to the files from the BMPs that SFC II uses as lightmaps. Just because I didn't make the original models, does that make my picture lack any original content? Further more I have seen PoTD with models from other mods, and even stock models, and no-one has complained or said that the person who sent in the PoTD didnt add his or her own content. I don't wish to come off as whiney, but I think I do have a valid point. As the staff have recently been saying, people have been going out of their way to nitpick recently, and I think "lack of original content" is a HUGE nitpick.
I think what I am trying to say is, if you can't say anything nice (or atleast constructive), don't say anything at all, right admin?
you do know that those people thorughly explained themselves James? Look back on the comments.This whole Potd argument situation as a whole is getting pathetic. So what if someone berates your picture? YOU have the potd and theres nothing that nitpicker can do about it! Nitpicking in general i don't really mind, its made DoW a much stronger mod. Ya know nitpickers will always be around not matter what the situation is, and its a sign of a true,and mature sender/modder to weed through the nitpicking and listen to suggestion. and most importantly don't confine yourself to a stupid number. (Since when is a number a sign a ture sign of quality?) On both ends complaining about the nitpickers and being an asshole on the comment board, is completly petty.
elevatormusic;3468505 the PoTD has no real meaning or importance...
I have to disagree with you on this one, EM. For some of us, all we can contribute to the A2Files community is our PotD. In my case, due to a lack of access to 3D modelling programs, a lack of time/money to invest in making models, I simply don't know how nor do I have any way to make them. I'd ask for someone who's good at them to make one. But they'd tell me to get in line. I can't even hack textures halfway-decent. Well, okay, maybe someone else's textures I can re-do (and have done) but making brand new textures? Not a clue. So, what's that leave me with? Buildbuttons and .ODF editing? Great. Anyone can do that. And they have limited applications on their own. But a good, decent PotD that really captures the spirit of Armada gameplay? Sure, anyone can do that but it stands alone as an example of something I did. Or something I blew up. My point here is, I think we underestimate the importance of the PotD sometimes. Which is why I will continue to go to war about the assholes and their petty, vindictive comments in the PotD. There are lots of people who want the mods. There are very few who can contribute to them beyond the obvious. And with so many of our best modders either working on their own total conversion OR simply not that readily present anymore, the rest of us can only sit and wait. The big mods are what I'm waiting for. But until they're out there, the only new content I'm going to see on this site is the PotD. It's what keeps me coming back. We keep talking about how we want to preserve this community and keep people from walking away. Like it or not, without new content (and I'm fully aware of the intense difficulty involved in generating that new content), there's nothing that continues to engage my interest in Armada except the work I do in my own time. And since we can't do anything to make 3D editing software cheaper or (my big problem) easier to use.... what's left but the PotD? :confused: Freyr-- to clarify: my idea was to put up a PotD tomorrow that very clearly tells people what they should and shouldn't be offering in terms of comments on the PotD. See if you can get their attention that way. But I'll wait and see what your idea might be. :cool:
Well,to get back to actually commenting in a positive way on the POTD's..the current one i gave a 8.Even though it isnt a mega hi-res texture set..actually it is much of mine and the a2upgrade projects textures,and they look fairly damned good considering they are 256x256 max textures.and the angle on the shot was very good.
cecilzero1;3469383one person or another will have a problem with a potd some people cant deal with critism witch is common in potd only thing can be done is keep a closer eye on the potd and deal with the bad ones
Resynchronizing with RealitySorry, You're Not a Winner
18th April 2006
LMAO at the current POTD, 10/10. :lol:
Thanks Freyr. :)
I believe this thread has served its purpose, and everyone has said their piece. Lets just hope the message has gotten through. I'm thinking it would be nice to give people Comment Bans (for a week) if they don't take note. Something to talk to Joel about I think. Anyway :lock: