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The month of December

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:57 pm
by Uzendayo
Man, I wonder what the wonderful team that runs the SMBX forums has in store to showcase to the community! Its been taking quite a long time, but im sure that they are just taking their time collecting and sorting through only the best of the best from the fine creators here at SMBX forums! I eagerly await the December showcase thread, and I hope you guys do too!

EDIT:
Also, i gleefully await the next level contest that this community is famous for hosting in the past. Its really fun to see the community all come together and participate in a contest that we can all participate in, and its a really great way to get some smaller projects and users noticed if they score high! Hopefully december has some of that.

But most of all, i am really happy to see this community thrive and flourish. with active development teams, and a moderation team that really knows how to stir discussion! I'm proud to call myself a part of this community, and I hope to see what we will come up with next!

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:00 am
by Eri7
Are you being sarcastic again?

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:38 am
by Thehelmetguy1
Eri7 wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:00 am
Are you being sarcastic again?
What do you think?

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:46 am
by Core
You are speaking the truth, my dear brother. Of course he is sarcastic.

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:51 am
by Cedur
It's gold sarcasm that hits the nail right on the head.

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:18 am
by Taycamgame
About the Month of December thread, idk what's happening with it currently. There has been no discussion about it amongst the team afaik, so don't be surprised if the December thread is just skipped entirely.

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:39 am
by Enjl
The model of featuring one episode an gfx pack per month hasn't been sustainable from the start. It was only a matter of time until it would be put on hiatus, since continuously working through every submission from best to worst would eventually devalue the feature entirely.
With the unpredictable speed of releases it's better to react to releases instead, where a thread with episode/gfx features is kept up and periodically episodes/gfx that are deemed good/useful enough by the community are added to it and the page.

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:23 pm
by Uzendayo
Enjl wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:39 am
The model of featuring one episode an gfx pack per month hasn't been sustainable from the start. It was only a matter of time until it would be put on hiatus, since continuously working through every submission from best to worst would eventually devalue the feature entirely.
With the unpredictable speed of releases it's better to react to releases instead, where a thread with episode/gfx features is kept up and periodically episodes/gfx that are deemed good/useful enough by the community are added to it and the page.
I mean it could have been sustainable if they had just featured 1 thing every month, and didn't just limit themselves to "recent" graphics or episodes. But yea i know what you mean.

honestly im just more perturbed that the admins or mods just didnt say outright that they didnt have anything to feature than just not having a thread at all.

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:18 am
by candle
Uzendayo wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:23 pm
(...)
I mean it could have been sustainable if they had just featured 1 thing every month, and didn't just limit themselves to "recent" graphics or episodes. (...)

honestly im just more perturbed that the admins or mods just didnt say outright that they didnt have anything to feature than just not having a thread at all.
Indeed, it'd be very welcome if there be some official news regarding featured content of December, if only to clarify that there is none. After all, it'd be understandable if the admins and mods decided to change this format sooner than expected.

OT: Speaking of which, I actually find it better now that there will be new featured episodes only once every few months. It often takes more than a month to finish playing an episode, so one featured episode per month may well result in leisure-time stress and also prevent players from discovering new promising episodes and creators.

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:16 pm
by Eri7
If this new system does happen, is there still a chance for 38A episodes to be featured?

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:43 pm
by Electriking
Eri7 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:16 pm
If this new system does happen, is there still a chance for 38A episodes to be featured?
No

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:09 pm
by PixelPest
Electriking wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Eri7 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:16 pm
If this new system does happen, is there still a chance for 38A episodes to be featured?
No
Just confirming that this is the case

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:21 pm
by Eri7
PixelPest wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:09 pm
Electriking wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:43 pm
Eri7 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:16 pm
If this new system does happen, is there still a chance for 38A episodes to be featured?
No
Just confirming that this is the case
Is there any other reason than "38A is not SMBX"?
Why not put it into separate section for 38A episodes?

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:32 pm
by Cedur
Aristo wrote:Therefore, I want to retire the concept of Monthly Features after this year.

When I read this I thought there would at least be a December poll. As it turned out there wasn't

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:49 pm
by Electriking
Eri7 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:21 pm
PixelPest wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:09 pm
Electriking wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:43 pm


No
Just confirming that this is the case
Is there any other reason than "38A is not SMBX"?
Why not put it into separate section for 38A episodes?
We just don't promote 38A on this forum.

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:14 pm
by Eri7
Electriking wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Eri7 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:21 pm
PixelPest wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:09 pm


Just confirming that this is the case
Is there any other reason than "38A is not SMBX"?
Why not put it into separate section for 38A episodes?
We just don't promote 38A on this forum.
That's why it would be in different section and by having this thread be active when a good episode comes out, this is instead promoting the creator of the episode and not 38A. He has already killed his engine but there are still people like me who are still developing episodes in his engine.

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:15 pm
by Enjl
Eri7 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:14 pm
Electriking wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Eri7 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:21 pm


Is there any other reason than "38A is not SMBX"?
Why not put it into separate section for 38A episodes?
We just don't promote 38A on this forum.
That's why it would be in different section and by having this thread be active when a good episode comes out, this is instead promoting the creator of the episode and not 38A. He has already killed his engine but there are still people like me who are still developing episodes in his engine.
For what reason do you want them on this forum rather than on the 38A forums? 38A's engine is fundamentally incompatible with SMBX, with even inconsistencies to 1.3 levels. Hosting features for the 38A engine's episodes on a forum working with versions based on Redigit's engine seems just as odd as featuring SMBX1.3 and SMBX2 episodes on the 38A forums.

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:19 pm
by Eri7
Enjl wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Eri7 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:14 pm
Electriking wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:49 pm


We just don't promote 38A on this forum.
That's why it would be in different section and by having this thread be active when a good episode comes out, this is instead promoting the creator of the episode and not 38A. He has already killed his engine but there are still people like me who are still developing episodes in his engine.
For what reason do you want them on this forum rather than on the 38A forums? 38A's engine is fundamentally incompatible with SMBX, with even inconsistencies to 1.3 levels. Hosting features for the 38A engine's episodes on a forum working with versions based on Redigit's engine seems just as odd as featuring SMBX1.3 and SMBX2 episodes on the 38A forums.
The 38A forums are dead, almost nobody visits them, here at least there are people who visit these forums. As i said, 38A featured episodes can be kept in separate section where it can be written that the forum doesn't support 38A's engine but is willing to compromise by at least featuring episodes worthy to be featured for 38A creators so they can be treated the same as other creators. And considering featuring stuff will be applied only for stuff worthy to be featured, then i don't see a problem with that.

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:31 pm
by Uzendayo
Eri7 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:19 pm
The 38A forums are dead, almost nobody visits them, here at least there are people who visit these forums. As i said, 38A featured episodes can be kept in separate section where it can be written that the forum doesn't support 38A's engine but is willing to compromise by at least featuring episodes worthy to be featured for 38A creators so they can be treated the same as other creators. And considering featuring stuff will be applied only for stuff worthy to be featured, then i don't see a problem with that.
"i want to be a part of the SMBX 2.0 forums!"
"ew SMBX 2.0 thats fucking gay"
"wtf why arent you featuring SMBX 38A stuff?"

Re: The month of December

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:37 pm
by Eri7
Uzendayo wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Eri7 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:19 pm
The 38A forums are dead, almost nobody visits them, here at least there are people who visit these forums. As i said, 38A featured episodes can be kept in separate section where it can be written that the forum doesn't support 38A's engine but is willing to compromise by at least featuring episodes worthy to be featured for 38A creators so they can be treated the same as other creators. And considering featuring stuff will be applied only for stuff worthy to be featured, then i don't see a problem with that.
"i want to be a part of the SMBX 2.0 forums!"
"ew SMBX 2.0 thats fucking gay"
"wtf why arent you featuring SMBX 38A stuff?"
Huh? What do you mean?
I won't call this 2.0 forums to be exact but SMBX forums.
Also for your information, i am using both 2.0 and 38A, it's just that my project is in 38A and moving it to 2.0 will take way too much unnecessary work and a lot of people are against it because i will have to spend a lot of time to learn stuff and then convert them.
I am asking for 38A episodes to be featured because the way i see it is that every episode deserves a chance, 1.3/2.0 episode and 38A episode because at the end, we want to make an episode, regardless of the engine so for me both are the same.