Friday, February 22, 2013
So I got a message from a friend the other day, talking about how mistreated he felt he'd been on a prominent MUGEN forum he helped to promote and popularize.
I can't say I was surprised, knowing what I do about the guys that call the shots over there, but it still gives me a headache.
I think part of the reason I haven't been active in the MUGEN community for a while now is because of exactly this sort of drama. Why is it that the Internet amplifies people's bad characteristics? I mean, have you ever met a person in real life that behaves half as badly as a YouTube comment troll?
Anyway, I won't name names, but the forum formerly linked in my sidebar, which was only there for the sake of my friend, has been removed. It's the least I could do.
On a happier note -- it looks like I'll be having more free time to work on Parasite and Mandarin soon. So there's that to look forward to. :)
From the topic above i keep only the last 2 lines where u mention Parasite and Mandarin!!
As for the rest, its good to hear more opinions because the whole mugen community "hates" your friend and he is permabanned in many forums for causing drama(in 4 of the main mugen forums)!!!
In addition u have to know that he even talks shit about your home site in private!!!
I know that maybe my msg might not be posted but at least i will transmit u the point of my msg!!
Hope to hear more from Mandarin and Parasite soon!!! :)
It really doesn't matter who really starts it, cause it effects the whole community afterwards and that's just sad. All we can try to do is move forward and hope for the best. That and realize that mugen is a hobbie, not a job.
Anyway, I'm glad you now have some free time to work on some of your other WIPS, that's always a good thing. Hopefully you will include your Flash to, (not because I'm a big Flash fan, but because I'm working on updating Jay Garrick a whole bunch to Omega Level)!
Well, best of luck to you Buyog, wish you all the best with your wips.
I'm NOT affiliated with any forum at all, just a great fan of fighting game projects and sprite art in general. I am a big fan of your work and the SD (you can check my profile there). The best way to avoid drama is to stop mentioning it or giving the people who are always trying to cause it a voice.
Other than that, it's good to see you're still onto this stuff. Mandarin sounds good, and what you're doing with parasite (the whole "a power from each marvel and dc char" thing) is pretty impressive.
I wish I'd see some more stuff on Green Lantern characters, I love em cause they have infinite potential for variety. But don't let my comment influence you, if anything, what you guys must get from the internet is inspiration and encouragement.
Good luck with your projects.
Look, here's the bottom line, at least for me: I don't care what people in the MUGEN community think of me anymore, or about the people I choose to consider friends. I don't care about what happens in private forums that I'm not privy to. My point still stands: people on the Internet can be real pricks to each other, and I'm tired of it. This isn't me trying to start a flame war, this is me saying I'm not going to play that game anymore.
And if you come on my blog and start acting like a douche, expecting that you can shame me into putting a stupid effing HYPERLINK back in the sidebar, you're smoking some pretty powerful weed, and wasting both your time and mine.
Also, to those who have argued that I'm creating more drama just by posting this: um, get a life. My blog is not that highly read, nor am I so highly-thought-of in the community, that what I say here has any effect on the community at large. In case you haven't noticed, Scruffy is all but retired at this point, and I haven't been a spokesperson for the team in over a year anyway. So, yeah. If you don't like what I have to say here on my personal blog, don't read it.
@ZV: the frankenspriting work is what's killing me the most on Mandarin. Wanna help?