I'm not trying to take that away from y'all, but I really cannot fault Minimaul for panicking and taking the site down in retailiation when a known figure in the community with thousands of followers pretty much made a video slamming him for his mistakes. However, just how he didn't let anyone know that he was going to take the site down. That Youtuber should've at least consulted him about the video and told him what was going to happen in that video and MAYBE all of this could've been avoided in the first place, but like I said, hindsight is 20/20 it's easy for us to say what should've happened after the fact, but that's just the way humans function. I probably should've specified that the people who were taking it personally weren't even modders, so I can at least apologize for that.Well, lets just say that this situation is not just a normal drama... something really messed up happend here, and i believe people have the right to feel that way, myself included. Sometimes even if someone makes mistakes, there are many reasons to react this way. Closing this forum without letting people know the reason is something that many of us would be this way, specially if your projects/mods are gone forever (in case you didnt do a backup). So that's way some of us take this kind of things personally..
You came in very assertive to my comment, so that explains my reaction. I may not have been apart of the original test group, but when I was brought on I was more than filled in about what went on during Idol's time on the patch and I've disagreed with the way Minimaul handled things and shared my feelings on the matter, but there was no point in speaking on it because of the sensitivity of it all AND due to my NDA. So please stop trying to use that as a "gotcha moment" because I still had a strong relationship with Idol that dates way back to 2016, so can we not make this some sort of "who loved Idol more" competition, because it's very disrespectful to him. My disdain toward that Youtuber really has nothing to do with this and more so just how I see the situation from his previous actions that has had negative effects on the community. Of course I'm talking about Deep Silver, they've shown us many times that they really do not care about the IP or the community, that's why I said what I said. One video from that Youtuber didn't shake them before and I doubt it'll shake them now. That's simply my opinion on all of this.I know you didn't direct it at me. You asked what is the end goal of it?? Which was a question that got a answer. The end goal I stated which tbh should of been very clear. I'm also taking it personal because I was there you were not. I was close to idol just like all of us were in the "original test group" after what went down I don't speak for all of us but i'm sure alot of us were pretty upset when all of that went down and out of respect for idol we couldn't really talk outside of the group about it. You said It's easy for everyone to sit here and say what they would've or should've done. The public as is just didn't know the full story and I know you hate flippy but i'm glad he told the story because it really needed to be told. While things are still left in limbo and no updates are publicly made to this day still about the patch other than it's not canceled is irritating. So yes people are going to have some issues and take it very personal, especially since we also had a scare that the site was just whipped and lost majority of everything we have created/done over the years. You also said They didn't say anything before or after all this information has been thrown out there. Who is they in which you speak of? If you mean Deep Silver, then that's the problem "they haven't said anything". Here's what has been said, "it's not canceled, no new updates, no new updates, no new updates" That's the problem. The patch is in development hell still and they haven't addressed that.