Goodbye

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BlockMen
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Goodbye

by BlockMen » Sun Feb 21, 2016 20:52

I'm leaving Minetest.

Today this will be my last post, so I feel like I need to explain a few things.

First: I had a good time with Minetest, much fun and leared a lot of stuff. So I wan't to say thanks,
especially to celeron55. Also for being part of the core developers team, which ment also a lot to me.

Ok, now to the not so fun part, why I'm leaving:
Minetest became more and more something I felt moves to wrong directions, one day it was an engine only and everything
had to be "generalized" and "flexible", the other day we were a "Minecraft like" game, and things went in from that direction,
even if it was done in an ugly way or very "hackish".

The fun and the "nearly" endless options this project gave me first, became more and more confusing and
my frustation was continous growing. Furthermore I think in the core dev team personal affectivities were very
often a point that blocked things, at least it felt often for me that way.

Another point of frustration is for me the "modding community", so a few mod developers around here.
This whole project and its mods are open source, yes, but some ppl behave just like assholes.
They took code of me without giving credit, while I spend sometimes a lot time to develop polished and/or new features.
Even more bitter it was when features I implemented first and published got not even noticed and those ppl that
copied it got the attention for it.
That behavior made me change my licenses to more and more restrictive ones, ending up in a modiefied z-lib license at the end.
But even this didn't stop some ppl and even though I still angry on some I won't tell names.

Summing up: Minetest, a hobby for me which got sometimes very time consuming, became something I felt more and more
frustrated about and took the fun for me. So after trying to solve this by taking pauses or to fork I decided now to stop this
and to leave Minetest.

I wish the best for this project, but it's not mine anymore.

Greetings, BlockMen
 

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Re: Goodbye

by cHyper » Sun Feb 21, 2016 21:07

all the best for the future.
 

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Re: Goodbye

by prof-turbo » Sun Feb 21, 2016 21:59

BlockMen wrote:This whole project and its mods are open source, yes, but some ppl behave just like assholes.
They took code of me without giving credit, while I spend sometimes a lot time to develop polished and/or new features.


I agree with you on that point and I find it unbearable, but... Peoples are peoples.
I also agree with most of the things you said here.
I hope you'll do great things in the future as you did great things for Minetest.
Bye :')
 

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Re: Goodbye

by maikerumine » Sun Feb 21, 2016 22:01

I am sorry to hear you are leaving. :-(. You got to do what you got to do. You are one of my favorite modders.
 

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Re: Goodbye

by Esteban » Sun Feb 21, 2016 22:22

It's sad to see such a great mod creator leave :(
They're already a few modders active in the forums, your absence will be felt...

I wish you good luck on whatever you plan to do in the future.
 

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Re: Goodbye

by kaadmy » Sun Feb 21, 2016 22:36

This is basically the way I feel, but I'll wait a while and see what happens.
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Re: Goodbye

by benrob0329 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 23:44

I give you the 23 DM fireball salute!

Thank you, Blockmen. For making the impression that you did on this community.
 

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Re: Goodbye

by Minetest Sam » Mon Feb 22, 2016 09:15

Wait,don't leave you need to create and develop more mods
Your Creatures mod which is one of the best mods is going to be left undeveloped
But if you come back no one can or will stop you

Thank you for developing Minetest
 

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Re: Goodbye

by nrz » Mon Feb 22, 2016 09:24

May the force be with you
 

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Re: Goodbye

by srifqi » Mon Feb 22, 2016 09:33

Bye, BlockMen!
Hope your life gets better!
*sad internally*
I'm from Indonesia! Saya dari Indonesia!
Terjemahkan Minetest!
Mods by me. Modifikasi oleh saya.

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Re: Goodbye

by OldCoder » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:52


My attention was directed to this thread just now.

Please feel free to IRC me in Freenode


 

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Re: Goodbye

by RickMcFarley » Mon Feb 22, 2016 14:25

Goodbye :( Thanks for the everything!
 

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Re: Goodbye

by Dragonop » Mon Feb 22, 2016 18:26

Goodbye Blockmen, was nice having you around here. Best wishes and good luck in the future
 

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Re: Goodbye

by DatJohnDoe » Mon Feb 22, 2016 20:55

May the Force be with you, forever and Always... Thanks for the epic mods
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Re: Goodbye

by MineYoshi » Mon Feb 22, 2016 21:05

bye , i admit your mods are great and very cool, luck...

May the source, be with you!

And thx for your work in Minetest!
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Re: Goodbye

by Kpenguin » Tue Feb 23, 2016 02:47

:-(
Bye.
Thanks for your work.
The source be with you.
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Re: Goodbye

by ACrazyNewfie » Wed Feb 24, 2016 14:15

:-( ^ 9999999
I wish you would stay, or at least keep updating CME.

Anyway, best wishes.
 

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Re: Goodbye

by Don » Thu Feb 25, 2016 15:23

Sorry to see you go. I wish you the best in what ever you do.
Many of my mods are now a part of Minetest-mods. A place where you know they are maintained!

A list of my mods can be found here
 

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Re: Goodbye

by SaKeL » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:21

it's sad that you are leaving, you gave a great contribution to the mods and the game so we will miss that a lot, but have fun with your further projects and whatever you are planning to do... maybe one day, minetest will see you again ;)
 

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Re: Goodbye

by jojoa1997 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 14:54

I may barely post here anymore, but your mods were great and I enjoyed them.
Coding;
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Re: Goodbye

by trev » Sat Feb 27, 2016 15:15

I just saw this now! I'm so sad. I hope that the community did inspire you to pursue other projects. Thank you for all that you have contributed. I continue to use many mods and features that you made possible.

Farewell!

Note: I see (judging by Last Visited date) that this post won't be read by BlockMen, but I wanted to say thanks anyway.
 

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Re: Goodbye

by TailsTheFoxDoes MT » Sun Feb 28, 2016 22:14

BlockMen wrote:I'm leaving Minetest.

Today this will be my last post, so I feel like I need to explain a few things.

First: I had a good time with Minetest, much fun and leared a lot of stuff. So I wan't to say thanks,
especially to celeron55. Also for being part of the core developers team, which ment also a lot to me.

Ok, now to the not so fun part, why I'm leaving:
Minetest became more and more something I felt moves to wrong directions, one day it was an engine only and everything
had to be "generalized" and "flexible", the other day we were a "Minecraft like" game, and things went in from that direction,
even if it was done in an ugly way or very "hackish".

The fun and the "nearly" endless options this project gave me first, became more and more confusing and
my frustation was continous growing. Furthermore I think in the core dev team personal affectivities were very
often a point that blocked things, at least it felt often for me that way.

Another point of frustration is for me the "modding community", so a few mod developers around here.
This whole project and its mods are open source, yes, but some ppl behave just like assholes.
They took code of me without giving credit, while I spend sometimes a lot time to develop polished and/or new features.
Even more bitter it was when features I implemented first and published got not even noticed and those ppl that
copied it got the attention for it.
That behavior made me change my licenses to more and more restrictive ones, ending up in a modiefied z-lib license at the end.
But even this didn't stop some ppl and even though I still angry on some I won't tell names.

Summing up: Minetest, a hobby for me which got sometimes very time consuming, became something I felt more and more
frustrated about and took the fun for me. So after trying to solve this by taking pauses or to fork I decided now to stop this
and to leave Minetest.

I wish the best for this project, but it's not mine anymore.

Greetings, BlockMen


The first mobs mod i ever used was your "cme", hope everything goes well with you, may the source be with you.
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My first mod:tails_boss

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