(03-31-2012 01:25 AM)JetlinerX Wrote:
(03-31-2012 12:20 AM)Kaizy Wrote: Now its /thread
Just because you want the last word, does not mean you can decide when an aproprate time to close the thread is.
Honestly, no one can, so I don't know why anyone would just post /thread
So just hear me out, I can be civil about this
And as I said, I can agree with what he's saying about the jumpscares. Play a new map thats released, and there's a very high chance that it's going to contain jumpscares throughout because it's becoming the norm, which is disappointing. I love atmosphere and tension building in the maps I enjoy, jumpscares are just a one time cheap shot to startle you. So, I can sympathize on that.
The problem begins when you start clumping ponies and jumpscares as if they're the same thing when they are most certainly not. Jumpscares, as said, are incredibly common now and in just about every single map, whether it be humor or serious. Ponies, are practically in no maps as it is, and are pretty much confined to joke mods because it's really hard to take a map seriously when there's a colorful pony in it. There's maybe 2 well known map creators that actually use ponies, and there's a handful of maps that, at the least, contain one pony model. Jumpscares and ponies are not even NEAR the same level of abuse, and have nothing in common as far as problems go. It seems like everyone has more of a problem with jumpscares and are just clumping ponies with it and using that as a jumping off point to go off on the real issue of jumpscare abuse in recent maps. As I've said, if ponies were as rampant as jumpscares in maps, I would whole-heartily agree that they're becoming a problem, but they're not. There's only a few joke mods that contain a pony, and there isn't any reason to complain about them.
Honestly, you want to complain about a fandom abuse in these mods, complain about the massive influx of PewDiePie maps that get made; maps filled with PDP jokes, teleporting naked guys, acknowledgement of Stephano/other PDP jokes, as well as notes/titles/descriptions that actually say "HI I MADE THIS FOR PEWDIEPIE". That's a MUCH bigger infestation that ponies. AND they contain jumpscares in every map.
So, my problem is, if you want to go off on a serious problem in the community, go off on something that's actually a problem. Those 6 or so maps that have some cartoons in them are not a big enough problem to need a thread devoted to the hatred of them. That's really where I'm coming from.