I'm sorry but I'm going to take issue with this release. I'm actually quite angry about it. I suppose its a build up of events over time but this is why I'm feeling the way I am.
Firstly, vectra has more than just 'nabbed' my top reels without the etiquette to even ask if it's OK to do so. He has also taken my bottom reels too, literally saved from my layout and added to his. These took a few hours to get right and mess around with, for him to just take them for his own work is shocking. (I'm well aware the symbols aren't mine, but the backgrounds and editing certainly are) Didn't even ask.
Secondly he couldn't wait to pick out the problems with my gold rush layout and messaged me back and forth to point these errors out and how hes edited to make it right, for me to re-release, including comments on the release thread about how he's sorted the issues etc etc. Did the same with my red, white & blue layout. Why?
I thought there was a certain etiquette to asking for permission before using elements from other people's work?
I have always made a huge point in NOT taking anything from others' layouts (or ask/thank those if I ever did), and recreate my own reels, except for the reel symbols themselves. backgrounds, number reels ALL my own work.
Vecs also needed help getting the mutiplayers linked which I helped him do, no thankyou there either????
I just don't get it, vectra constantly releases a v1.1 of his layouts moments after release as he doesn't test them properly and no body bats an eyelid but on my threads he's there picking out the faults on them. At least I'm honest with the 'faults' in mine, and its usually because it's something in the emulator I'm not familiar with such as masking but feel the layout is good enough without needing to change it.
It's only really this guy who's winding me up, but he's a big player here and I don't want the hassle.
To that end, its unlikely you guys will see anymore layouts from me as I don't wanna put hours and hours in and just get shit like this, like a kick in the teeth. "Here's my better layout"
Thankyou to everyone who has enjoyed and played my layouts and supported me in the past. I do appreciate you guys. I create(d) layouts for the love of the scene, when that's gone, what's the point.