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Posted 2 weeks ago2019-10-06 20:02:46 UTC
Screamernail ScreamernailYour personal Fear
Yes actually. A great idea!

Being ignored and unable to speak to most people is a problem. Especially when you thought you're doing something great but instead you get no notice.

12 Comments

Commented 2 weeks ago2019-10-07 01:00:06 UTC Comment #102306
You really should stop depending on other people for validation that your work is interesting or amazing or whatever. Do the things you want to do because you want to do them, you never should feel like you need to do something simply for the attention from doing it.
Commented 2 weeks ago2019-10-07 13:50:58 UTC Comment #102308
I'm trying to get my head around how you perceive things as that's obviously a huge contributing factor.

What you need to understand is that depending on what you're working on, a lot of the time it's going to be very niche. Something that interests you might not interest a lot of other people.

Goldsource or Source mods on PC are fairly common and much easier for the average player to install and play for example, and as such tend to be popular.

Some of the things I've seen you pitching, such as ports to Nintendo DS or modding for Xbox and such is going to be extremely limiting in terms of audience. Both systems are very outdated, meaning fewer and fewer people are even going to be using them, not to mention people looking to play ported games from 10 or 20 years ago. Hell, this website is dedicated to custom projects of varying scope for a range of Goldsource and Source titles, and in all the many many MANY years that I've been here, I've never seen anybody even consider making mods for consoles besides yourself.
Commented 2 weeks ago2019-10-07 14:11:24 UTC Comment #102310
Lemme tell you something, Screamy.

Make a CS:GO map. You'll get attention and you'll be happy. :)
Commented 2 weeks ago2019-10-07 14:47:45 UTC Comment #102311
I'm just gonna say this now when I'm in a bad mood.

PC degraded Human-kind into shit eating apes. PC is prof that too much is too much. So please stay out of my way you apes.
Commented 2 weeks ago2019-10-07 17:16:09 UTC Comment #102312
begone, apes
Commented 2 weeks ago2019-10-07 19:02:17 UTC Comment #102313
@Urby
I gotta say, I've seen (and helped) some fascinating attempts to port HL mods to PlayStation Classic. Not on TWHL, of course.
But it was only an audience 3 people or so. :P

@Screamernail
Did it really offend you that I called you Screamy? I thought it was a cute nickname. :/
Commented 2 weeks ago2019-10-08 10:49:50 UTC Comment #102314
Sorry. Just had a bad day.

And I'm actually called Screamy at some places.
Commented 2 weeks ago2019-10-08 13:48:35 UTC Comment #102316
So please stay out of my way you apes.
Commented 1 week ago2019-10-09 02:12:22 UTC Comment #102317
We are all humans, and all humans have bad days. It's as certain as the laws of physics.

The tricky part is getting through those bad days without dragging yourself and others around you down.
Commented 1 week ago2019-10-09 02:33:43 UTC Comment #102319
I’m going to suggest the same thing I’ve suggested before: if it’s getting on top of you, try finding a therapist. A good one will help you to keep yourself together and manage your brain and your mood when it’s working against you.
Commented 1 week ago2019-10-09 03:36:33 UTC Comment #102320
Screamy.
Just because no one notices your work.
Just because you don't have a thousand people worshiping you.
That doesn't mean you have to give up.

If you really need validation from others,two things:
1.Don't wait for it now.Do it and let the validation come.
2.Work till you get to the point where validation comes without you lifting a finger.

You think we're all big stars born with talent?
You think we're all just so naturally good at this?
Whatever we know,wherever we are,it's all because we got there.
You can't go from your house to some other place by just sitting on your butt and not moving.
We all did something.

With that being said,UrbaNebula has a point.
There are certain things which are interesting to you,but which no one else is interested it.
Play around with it if you wish.
But remember,mostly we have PC gamers here (for the Valve games atleast).

Not everyone became skilled in one day.
Rome wasn't built in a single day.

To build your Rome,
to build up your skills,
to make something you and everyone can enjoy,
it takes time.

Remember that.
Go forth.
Show us what you can do.
But take your time.

-a guy who was just like you.
Commented 1 week ago2019-10-09 13:43:28 UTC Comment #102321
Try joining different communities that may find your kind of work interesting. I understand your frustration, opinions and feedback from people can be valuable to motivate you to get better and continue your work so perhaps your problem is that you're showing your work to the wrong community. The more communities you're part of the better chances more people are going to notice your work. Don't get discouraged.

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