Mashley wrote:Real truth bomb coming throughI can nearly taste the salt while reading this
Mapping basically changed because of people trying to outdo each other in how hard they could make their maps. Because the reality mappers should accept is that the vast majority of songs just are not appropriate for these uber-hard maps they want to make, but they want to map these songs anyway. So as a more experienced playerbase started demanding more difficult maps, mappers responded by throwing out the basic principles which used to hold mapping together and just making everything stupidly difficult with no regard for consistency with the music.
A lot of the stuff that is considered normal now caused huge shitstorms back then, but eventually there were so many people making these maps that people stopped caring and it became accepted.