a lot of people already need social networking, its not difficult literally my first ranked map had 3 qat's on the thread and 2+ tier 2 BNs and I actually cannot speak to people irl very well lol, monstrata ranks maps as a non BN still as well, networking within BNG still needs to occur anyways because some BNs actually won't come near another BNs map even in the event of "b4b" so this
pkhg wrote:how is that a positive changeDoes it have any positive connotations? It means that you need a social network in order to get your content out there. This has been an age-old problem with no real solutions. You could argue that circlejerk is good for the quality of the content (since bns arguably put out more quality works than your average mapper, although im not sure how valid this one is anymore), but it's definitely not a good thing for people who try to break through but don't have the right BN connections.
plus system proposed forces circle jerk around most popular mappers of a region/style so doesn't fix circle jerk at all lol
1, objective contradicts quality
bor wrote:you said you don't think the BNG or the QAT fufil their prior roles, could you define those?Pretty much what I responded to cosmiccc's post. Their roles used to be to objectively assure quality and sort out maps that should and shouldn't be ranked, but the mapping community evolved to a point where people have huge differences in opinions on what should or should not be ranked. It's basically become much more of a sandbox than former times, so a system like this would fully embrace that idea, so to speak.
2, point of ranked maps in general are just that they aren't game breaking so they are doing their job in assuring that