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Posted by ☣Kaernk☣ on Oct 26th, 2012

I decided to create a blog topic about the review system since it seems like people abuse it.
What is the review system there for? To me, its a way to help authors to improve their work. What was good with the campaign/map/story? What can be improved? Why did you like it? Why did you dislike it? Etc, etc.

But some members here rate it depending on their own opinions only and can't provide a detailed explanation as to why they feel the way they do.

Example 1:

"I hate this story. It does not make sense!" (Like any games around here "makes sense") Rating 1/10. Explaination: It sucks!! -Why does it suck? It just sucks!!!

Example 2:

"Speak english!" Rating 1/10

Example 3:

*Watching a walkthrough* -The walkthrough ruined it! I dont want to play this now!! 1/10 -So why did you even watch it? -.- *No answer*

I am a mapper myself, so I know how bad it feels to receive such reviews. I dont always give high ratings, but I do my best to explain why the mod isn't working like it should.

So please, take your time and think about the following things before you review next time:

1: Reviews should be based on the MAP(S). NOT the description, screenshots, language, ideas etc
2: Dont even bother to rate something you never even played... that's just embarrassing
3: Did you hate the mod? Explain why so the author can improve it or make something better next time. Rage on a mod does not help one bit and you will find more bad mods if you dont give new authors a chance to learn.

Thank you for reading.

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The_chaser Nov 7 2012, 10:16am says:

Very agree. I just have to say that you pointed out errors in my story, The chasing, but you never told me where they were.

But, I like your stories. Keep them up!

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☣Kaernk☣ Nov 7 2012, 11:10am replied:

I dont remember everything from The chasing (havn't played it for a while if we say so), but if I remember it right, monsters spawned a bit too early and it was hard to find items to unlock the second door. I also think you're lacking of ambient sounds in it. I have to play it again to remember

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