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I AM AWARE OF THIS TOPIC BEING SLIGHTLY OUTDATED NOW
I am a GD player, but I joined and defended Newgrounds first, and... You just want to see the point, so I'll make this quick. Basically, I took different GDP's posts from Troisnyx's post, and put them to the test. This was not meant to spread hate, and was supposed to show NGP's feelings. Also, @Troisnyx (shameless attempt, it will put it in Troisnyx's inbox now >:D) commented on the last rant-ish/explanation thing, so maybe they'll see this one. But, now I'll get to the point. Do NOT hate on any people here, and keep in mind the post dates, please.
POST DATE: Jan 30, 2017
NOTE: Lots of yes, buts here, and I had a better version, but my computer was sucky and I lost it
"Looking back at what you guys said,it's just dumb. Guess what? NG doesn't have ad revenue,which makes this whole thing hilarious. And Geometry Dash is only there because people want to play a game,not because they want to steal songs."
1. Yes, NG does, and you do too.
2. Yes, but when they want to use more options, they end up stealing.
"If you think this'll stop people stealing songs and uploading them here,that just makes things more laughable. Do you understand how ridiculous you sound now?"
Yes, theoretically, but until 1.9, we had no music problems, really.
"When RobTop added custom songs,people were actually reviving this site. You guys barely even care about this fact,the petition is more important."
Yes, theoretically, but we have Alien Hominid, Super Meat Boy, and The Binding of Isaac.
"Copyrighted material uploaded here could still be uploaded by people EVEN WITHOUT THE GAME."
"Yes, theoretically, but until 1.9, we had no music problems, really."
"There's no point in just getting this game out of the store,just like you're just doing. It's really dumb,and there's no real aim for this."
Yes there is, You even addressed it yourself.
"I understand the harassing situations,especially with @Xtrullor since he explained it to us. Us players who have an actual brain and know how to use it properly understood the situation and I actually wanna give him a hand,but I wouldn't really make a difference."
Yes, but wasn't there the... uhh... Xtrullor incident. WAIT A MINUTE. XTRULLOR'S NAME IS LINKED. HE WILL SEE THIS. What ever. Take this lightly, please.
"Ever wonder why GD makes people popular when a level blows up? We only have NG as the source of music for custom songs."
1. No, because it's obvious.
2. Not usually, actually.
3. Yes, what is your point?
"The petition is just dumb. Removing a game because of some copyrighted material?"
"Some" copyrighted material. "SOME?" Really? You know that's like, the #1 reason even developers here have game problems, so I know it's not just "SOME" problem.
"If this petition completely succeeds,you should explain to me why is the How To series by GHS removed from NG,when that's actually a remake/cover."
It never did, but anyway...
It literally has the original song in the background. At least piano covers replaced a channel with piano playing.
"I wouldn't be here if it wasn't YOU who ruined this update."
WE'RE not doing this. Your friends are submitted copyrighted stuff. WE don't really have anything to do with this.
Refering to MYSELF with capitals is fun. I should do this to MYSELF more often.
"Don't be selfish and destroy other people's actual wish to play this game"
I wish to be happy while playing GD, but people like you make ME sad to be in the community because it makes ME look bad.
Okay I'll stop.
"some copyrighted material"
So- Oh never mind...
"Celebrating over a 4-dollar game's removal is actually pretty stupid,these are my raw words in this sentence."
Getting mad over a 4-dollar game's removal is actually pretty stupid,these are my raw words in this sentence.
POST DATE: Jan 30, 2017
NOTE: I don't know. Is it weird how GD is being treated like a person.
"Rest in Peace GD, 2013-2017, my favourite game that i poured so much time, energy and effort in, i guess it is all crumbling down now, and the severe actions of a few can have such dire, dire consequences on the many (this works both ways btw)... i was starting to get so good, I was practicing Supersonic, hell maybe even beat it... i have plans to beat a demon on the list this year, my GD career would've started to take off, but alas, all my dreams and ambitions have been shattered. You NG community guys probably think i am a sad pathetic lonely nolifer spending so much time on a simple rhythm skill platform game, and you are probably right, but i enjoyed it so much, i loved the game. I understand why it has to be deleted, our community is toxic, I know, and we shouldn't deserve a game as good as it... but... idk. but one thing is for certain, when I load a game of league, or start up Osu!, or log into that WoW character, i will always think "I wish i was playing Geometry Dash right now", and i will sigh, maybe cry, and get on with making my existence just that little more exciting, which, from now on, will be so, sooo much more difficult.
Rest in Peace, Geometry Dash, i appreciate everything you did as a game, and the people iv'e met through you greatly, and i will hold these precious memories with me forever
Love, now and always, Stir Fry"
This is fine and all, but you probably didn't check wherever you put GD on his computer, because when a game is removed, it stays on your computer.
POST DATE: Jan 30, 2017
NOTE: :0 hey can i be in an vid pls
"Well, I was with NG on this one, but the majority of behavior from both sides at this point is just infantile. I'm ashamed."
NOTE: He made Lunar Abyss...
"Geometry Dash brought a lot of exposure to my stuff and a lot of other artists on this site :p I understand the negatives but you should look at the positives too. (though i will say i have gotten a lot of "duelo maestro" spam xp)"
I think this is kinda what is the best scenario for GD musicians,
I want to end this conclusively, but I'm tired. Don't kill me for my opinion, I guess.
And it seems like I didn't really think this one through.
Well, um... er...em...
What exactly am I going to do as a Flash developer in 2020? Well, sadly, I might have an announcement to make too.
I'm pretty sure I won't be able to be a free indie developer in 2020, to say the least. With Adobe Flash Player's death, I will only keep making free games if a good working replacement is made for AFP, and even though I had to say it before (sadly), I'm not a fanboy. It's because I still believe that Flash is the best route I could've taken in coding, and it will really disappoint me not to be able to share my stuff (aside from clips on my youtube that I have yet to link to this account because I don't feel like it). It's the route I must take, though.
I want to keep the following part seperate but still in the same post on my front page.
To be honest, I really don't care when I'm called a fanboy, because I'm really just nostalgic. Because Flash is my best memory. Because 2005-2010 are my favorite days for the internet. Because that's just where I want to be right now. If (and not when) a substitute for AFP is made someday, I will very happily use it as much as possible. Also, if I ever make my own website, expect it to look like it's from 2005. Cool time, want to be there asap.
And to celebrate the history I've had with Flash, I had to make a list of Flashes I played long ago that I still remember.
Pac-Man (for being one of my first Flash games ever, a real good port too)
A Super Mario World port (I saw through the non-matching gameplay, but I still loved it and was a fun game. Wish I could find it again)
Sonic Ultimate Flash (Some joke about it's bugs, others recall great times. I was the latter, and just recently beat the game)
Fancy Pants Adventures 1, 2 and 3 (Cool as always Flash game, really neat physics like SUF all over again)
Blockhead (Didn't see much, but it is one of the first non-Youtube Flash animations I watched any of)
Super Mario Flash 1 and 2 (For teaching me what coding language these games are in, and starting my interest in level editors)
Riddle School 1-5 (Don't exactly know when this came into play, but it really showed me a point and click adventure that interested me, all in Flash. The first puzzle games I played without a walkthrough)
Numerous Stickpage games (Really fun sometimes, less really is more)
Super Smash Flash 2 (Almost as/Just as fun as SSBB, so much free time spent on this)
Around here I can't remember much. I became a real game surfer and found TONS of great games, but now...
Snowblitz 2005 (Really good game, but easier than I remembered.
Riddle School 1-7 (Awesome. I played 1-6 again before the 10th anniversary by coincidence, and then saw the 7th. That was cool.)
Any other Jonbro creation (Nice author in general, perhaps my favorite)
And around then, I became a Flash developer. Well, that took way too long to type. The end, I guess.
I just don't feel like typing any more of it.
2017-07-03 22:30:06 by DoubleDenial
(this is from a "newspaper clipping" in a Flash tutorial you're not supposed to read. The -'s are where it gets cut off)
"Potatoes deserve to live like people because they are people. Studies show that people eat potatoes 3 times-
That is unacceptable. People do this because they are unaware potatoes are living. Studies also show tha-
have eyeballs. This further proves potatoes have lives. However, we are not alone in this battle.
The PETP (people for the ethical treatment of potatoes) agree that
potatoes are indeed lifeforms, and shall be treated as such. NOMCO,
the company behind Puck-Man have been accused of making their
character (Puck-Man) eat potatoes. NOMCO responded by saying
that their game is actually about eating blueberries, which only
angered PSEB (people who want you to STOP EATING BLUEBERRIES) while PETP was not convinced. PETP sent a lawsuit, and made a parody game (Murder-Man) to fight back. This is now a bestseller.
In conclusion, STAHP DEM POTATOES. I don't actually care about
blueberries that much. Crap, don't tell PSEB. Anyway, PETP's cool, we're cool, potato eaters suck, and you-"
1. I'm not really sick anymore.
2. I decided to upload my crappy FL Studio song.
So, some stuff happened.
First of all, I'm sick. It's not the important part, but I'm whining about it anyway D:
Also, I got FL Studio and made experimental crap.
2017-06-19 12:21:38 by DoubleDenial
So, it's hard not to notice my current inactivity. Don't think I'm working on a big secret, because I'm honestly not. I'm gonna explain with each portal why I'm not uploading.
Games : Games take a lot of time to make, and original ideas for games are even harder. I mean, how long have video games existed for? So many different answers you can choose, it feels like entertainment has gone on forever. I think I have a pretty good grip on AS2, but nothing in that range seems like a fun and interesting idea. I do have one idea that might make it through, but it would be really big, and it shouldn't come soon.
Movies : I really just don't have the motivation to make one. I also need voice acting, which I suck at and I think other people might not understand what I'm going for. I also don't like computer voices. A sequel to Loominatey would fun to make, but it wouldn't take me anywhere I haven't been. Should I try it?
Audio : I always made music as a hobby, and soon I realized that no one cared about my music, because I didn't have the most useful tools. I have an idea, but not the tools. The good things aren't free (the best things in life aren't free if Flash isn't free) and the good free things are usually things like the FL demo, which I can't save with. Anyway, I don't really care. It's just a hobby that won't be useful soon. I haven't even started on my whole intention with uploading. I know my songs aren't masterpieces, but I wanted them to be royalty free and usable by anyone. I was not scouted before... You know, the Geometry Dash incident. That kind of ruins what I wanted. I uploaded after hearing GD youtubers complaining that they had no music to use because they wanted to monetize their videos. So now I just have completely useless songs around my profile that no one wants to use.
Art : I published random Flash crap I drew out of boredom. There are way more talented artists out there. Support them instead.
Because some day, I'll find that free FL Studio alternative I'm looking for.