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Sonic Megamix New style (maybe), new thread

#61 User is offline Overlord 

Posted 24 July 2015 - 05:31 PM

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Alright, I think this has gone on for long enough now. If you want to back Stealth, back Stealth. If you don't want to pay, that's fine, he's not forcing you to.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 05:34 PM

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I am genuinely, truly confused about the fact that somehow people think they're being "milked" for cash. You've been given an OPTION to support a highly respected, highly talented member of our community. Take it or leave it, but don't accuse him of money-grubbing.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 05:50 PM

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This isn't a matter of reward as much as it is a matter of practicality. Stealth isn't even holding Megamix for ransom for fucks sake. He's saying he can work on it more if he's financially supported to do so, which is a fact of life. He wants to make it happen, and is doing everything he can to create it, so he's not even fucking artificially padding development time as a ploy for money. This is purely a matter of giving people the means to make it happen faster than normal, which is ultimately a good thing. This is an optional donation, emphasis on donation, and not some greedy cash grab. Don't like it? Don't donate. Like it? Do. It's that simple.
Look at it this way. People are individually responsible for the use of their money and the consequences of what they spend it on. Are you trying to protect them? Trying to tell them what they should or shouldn't be doing with it? And, if Stealth were hypothetically holding Megamix over us for cash, what are you going to do? Convince him not to do that and make the game for free? Get the community to boycott? Call him dirty and try to make him feel like a dick? What would you hope to accomplish by making a fuss about this that wouldn't just make matters worse? It's his project, his plan, and the community's decision on how to respond.
If a bit of financial support helps the scene, and people are willing, then so be it. This is not the first time at all that money has been thrown around for community interests.
This post has been edited by Mr Lange: 24 July 2015 - 06:02 PM

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:23 PM

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Congratulations, Stealth. You've achieved the holy grail of Sonic hacking! More impressive than any technical wizardy or innovation ...you've found a way to monetize it (albeit by proxy.)

Most of these responders, on some level, have a pang of bitterness/jealousy that they didn't do it themselves. I don't think you're the first person to wish they could be paid for doing their hobby, instead of trying to squeeze it in around a job and a life. Lots of them have long term projects too, and I'm sure can actually relate to that feeling pretty well...
[to be concluded]

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For what it's worth, I backed Stealth and I look forward to his future projects, not just because of what he could potentially make but what others could make by utilizing his development tools.

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Bottom line for me is. I'd like the community to continue to thrive off of each other and not ask for money. Ever. This isn't about money... It's about us growing together. Let's not profit off of one another, let's grow. Jobs are for money, the community is for fun.

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View PostHez, on 24 July 2015 - 07:28 PM, said:

Bottom line for me is. I'd like the community to continue to thrive off of each other and not ask for money. Ever. This isn't about money... It's about us growing together. Let's not profit off of one another, let's grow. Jobs are for money, the community is for fun.


That's fine and all, but a lack of money can drain the fun out of things disturbingly quickly. Time is money, after all, and the more money you have, the more time there is for other things... like, say, friends, community, hobby projects, etc.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 07:52 PM

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View PostBlazeHedgehog, on 24 July 2015 - 07:41 PM, said:

View PostHez, on 24 July 2015 - 07:28 PM, said:

Bottom line for me is. I'd like the community to continue to thrive off of each other and not ask for money. Ever. This isn't about money... It's about us growing together. Let's not profit off of one another, let's grow. Jobs are for money, the community is for fun.


That's fine and all, but a lack of money can drain the fun out of things disturbingly quickly. Time is money, after all, and the more money you have, the more time there is for other things... like, say, friends, community, hobby projects, etc.

Which is what I'm saying.

#69 User is offline ThomasSpeedrunner 

Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:47 PM

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Gee, I love how this thread went from "omg yay Sonic Megamix" to "most of us are bitching because god forbid someone opens a Patreon to help support themselves."
It's really mature of you guys.

...yeah I'm gonna shut up before someone beats me into next Tuesday.
This post has been edited by ThomasSpeedrunner: 24 July 2015 - 08:47 PM

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When a mod says stop, it's best to stop.

Change of subject. What's the rationale behind creating your own scripting language rather than roping in one already made Stealth?

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 06:00 AM

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Hey guys, guess what?! That's right, it's time to play the fun game of "let's warn/tempban everyone who talked about things after a mod says to stop"! Wow, we haven't had one of these in a while, have we?

Stop it, guys, seriously. As Overlord said, back him if you want to, don't if you don't. His Patreon is not about Megamix, but as he will be working on it he needs to mention he'd be dedicating time to it as well as any other Patreon projects to be completely honest about things-- ah shit now I need to warn myself too. Derp.

tl;dr, if you don't like it keep your reasons to yourself and out of this thread and public discussion. It just makes you look like a dick.

 


BACK ON TOPIC. A small thing I don't think has been posted about yet at all but what the hell..

Posted Image

No, we haven't decided to remove all characters except Shadow because we're sick of the bullshit. Although it was tempting.
The title screen will reflect the last character you played as. It's a small touch, but it's the little things that count.

#72 User is offline Ell678 

Posted 25 July 2015 - 07:07 AM

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I like that.

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As a bit of an engine freak, the dual CPU work has me stunned.

#74 User is offline MotorRoach 

Posted 25 July 2015 - 10:12 AM

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I'm so glad that you guys removed Sonic and made Shadow the protagonist instead.

Seriously speaking, this is a really nice attention to detail. Did you guys change the title text to "Shadow" just for this screenshot or are we really going to see "Knuckles The Echidna Megamix" in the title screen?

#75 User is offline GeneHF 

Posted 25 July 2015 - 10:19 AM

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
TAILS MILES PROWER
KNUCKLES THE ECHIDNA
SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG
MIGHTY THE ARMADILLO

:ssh: BIG THE CAT AND FROGGY

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