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Goodbye

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 20:52
by BlockMen
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

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 21:07
by cHyper
all the best for the future.

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 21:57
by everamzah
Thank you.

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 21:59
by prof-turbo
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 :')

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 22:01
by maikerumine
I am sorry to hear you are leaving. :-(. You got to do what you got to do. You are one of my favorite modders.

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 22:22
by Esteban
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.

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 22:36
by kaadmy
This is basically the way I feel, but I'll wait a while and see what happens.

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 23:09
by BBmine
Bye, you made many great mods. Thank you!

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 23:44
by benrob0329
I give you the 23 DM fireball salute!

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

Re: Goodbye

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

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 09:24
by nrz
May the force be with you

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 09:33
by srifqi
Bye, BlockMen!
Hope your life gets better!
*sad internally*

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:52
by OldCoder

My attention was directed to this thread just now.

Please feel free to IRC me in Freenode



Re: Goodbye

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 14:25
by RickMcFarley
Goodbye :( Thanks for the everything!

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 18:26
by Dragonop
Goodbye Blockmen, was nice having you around here. Best wishes and good luck in the future

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 20:55
by DatJohnDoe
May the Force be with you, forever and Always... Thanks for the epic mods

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 21:05
by MineYoshi
bye , i admit your mods are great and very cool, luck...

May the source, be with you!

And thx for your work in Minetest!

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 02:47
by Kpenguin
:-(
Bye.
Thanks for your work.
The source be with you.

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 14:15
by ACrazyNewfie
:-( ^ 9999999
I wish you would stay, or at least keep updating CME.

Anyway, best wishes.

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 15:23
by Don
Sorry to see you go. I wish you the best in what ever you do.

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 18:07
by pandaro
good luck!

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:21
by SaKeL
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 ;)

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 14:54
by jojoa1997
I may barely post here anymore, but your mods were great and I enjoyed them.

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 15:15
by trev
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.

Re: Goodbye

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 22:14
by TailsTheFoxDoes MT
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.