Thank you and goodbye
BotB Academy Bulletins
I guess I should clear up some stuff first before leaving, ah darnit, I'm a bonehead again ain't I?

...As you might not have guessed by the title, I'm outta BotB, mostly permanently. By that I mean I might still be around once in a blue moon and submit something to a compo, but other than that... yeah.

So, why am I leaving? Is it because I hate the community all of a sudden?

Absolutely not. This is one of the most enchanted communities I've had the pleasure to interact with. I've first joined on January of 2014 I think, via kfaraday's post on the old FT forums, which was advertising Winter Chip 9. I saw this as an opportunity to get to know people with the same interests as me.

And oh boy, did I have fun. I've learnt a LOT of things in just a year. People were very nice, it really felt like a family more than a community; We pulled through the worst and celebrated through the best, it was truly a great time.

I was constantly amazed by what Strobe could pull off from several systems I thought were super weak, even if nowadays I don't really like his style. It really opened my eyes to what was possible. I started playing around with almost every system possible, and I tried to make it my goal to enter EVERY format in WC10. I failed, but I had fun at the very least.

And that's why I'm leaving. I'm not having fun anymore on BotB. I'm blaming it on experience alone, considering how much I've built up.
Back then I've had lots of fun because I didn't know what all those formats were and how they worked, but nowadays I've got too much experience it's not fun anymore.

Think of it like Minecraft. You're having fun the first time around because you're still figuring out everything, but once you've got that sorted out, it's not a fun game anymore. If you want to have fun again, then the best option is to move on to another game.

So that's what I'm doing. I'm moving on with my life. I want to pursue a career as a musician, or less likely as a programmer, so I'm doing just that, and... I honestly can't thank you guys enough for changing and redirecting my life by a tenfold. If it weren't for you I'd probably quit music altogether...

MKSTAR26, Kfaraday, Puke7, Strobe, MovieMovies1, TH3 D34D, Midori, Zlew, Sinc-x, ViLX, Quirby64, gtap, DeltaRazero, Brightentayle, dpc, DimWiddy, Beard, Golgi, JINTAKE, aji, Cessor, amphobius, DBOYD, Apsarah, Ktcmoop, SAVESTATE, pedipanol, MistSomething, adggfjggfafafafa and tons of other botbrs I honestly forgot to include, thanks, from the bottom of my heart.

(This feels like a demoscene's greetz section the more I think about it)

...Enough with the soap opera! This isn't a permanent goodbye of sorts, because if I feel like it I'll enter a compo once in a while! I don't know how long that 'while' would be, but it'd be pretty long. If that while ends up to be forever, then I wish you people the best :)

(and thanks once again to Midori for donating some boons for me to make this thread, I donated all my boons to BotB before logging off).
Level 23 Chipist
post #92055 :: 2017.11.11 3:20pm
  Flaminglog, raphaelgoulart, Dimeback, CosmicGem, pigdevil2010, Jimmyoshi, chinanewyr, Quirby64, goluigi, MiDoRi, RazerBlue6 and Xyz liēkd this
but 3xvrc7 when
Level 15 OHCist
post #92056 :: 2017.11.11 3:29pm
Level 20 Chipist
post #92057 :: 2017.11.11 3:29pm :: edit 2017.11.11 3:33pm
  anewuser and MiDoRi liēkd this

Thanks for the delightful entries (and those to still eventually come) !
Level 27 Renderist
post #92058 :: 2017.11.11 3:37pm :: edit 2017.11.11 3:38pm
thanks for all the fish
Level 23 Chipist
post #92059 :: 2017.11.11 3:43pm
  anewuser liēkd this
thanks for being awesome. :>
Level 26 Chipist
post #92060 :: 2017.11.11 3:55pm
  Robyn, anewuser, raphaelgoulart, MiDoRi, Quirby64, chinanewyr, RazerBlue6 and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
You'd think I'd have MIDI 'figured out' by now after working with it for nearly 10 years but I'm still finding new stuff to do with it.
I'm sad that you don't seem to be having fun though m9m! Do you feel like you've run out of music to make, or that it's getting repetitive for you? Maybe you should come back as an alt and reinvent yourself in a completely different style just for fun :)
Level 12 Mixist
post #92062 :: 2017.11.11 3:58pm
  Robyn, RatShack and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
It lasted while it was fun, and it was fun while it lasted.
Level 27 Chipist
post #92063 :: 2017.11.11 4:02pm
  YobaHere, sleeparrow, anewuser, Savestate and Sinc-X liēkd this
graduate to making albums! its where all the hip ex-pats are rn
Level 17 Chipist
post #92064 :: 2017.11.11 4:20pm
  sleeparrow, anewuser and mootbooxle liēkd this
and if You want to join the underground abbyss of gamedev You are welcome too :'))

Level 23 Chipist
post #92067 :: 2017.11.11 7:58pm
  anewuser liēkd this
I had mad respect for how much your work here matured over the years, but totally understood if that's the way you feel about BotB. Good luck with your music career, man :)
Level 21 Chipist
post #92068 :: 2017.11.11 8:20pm
  anewuser liēkd this
real life musician collaboration now? :0)
Anyway, asta la pasta bud
Level 27 Mixist
post #92069 :: 2017.11.11 8:39pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
Why do all of the good musicians end up leaving Botb ;_;

Oh well, I can definitely understand why you're leaving. Lately, I've been feeling the same way about compos myself (and music in general I guess).

Good luck with your endeavors!
Level 24 Chipist
post #92070 :: 2017.11.11 9:58pm
  Robyn and charlotte liēkd this
I love how you put Minecraft as an example.
Level 17 Mixist
post #92071 :: 2017.11.11 10:51pm
Totally feel the same way about Minecraft. Not at BotB though.

See ya o7
Level 9 Mixist
post #92072 :: 2017.11.12 2:32am
Good luck and have a nice journey!

Level 20 Pixelist
post #92084 :: 2017.11.12 1:11pm
  ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
Bye, and good luck with anything you're going to pursue from now on!
Level 17 Chipist
post #92085 :: 2017.11.12 1:14pm
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
Jimmyoshi are You trying to say i'm leaving soon, too?

Or are You just trying to make fun of everyone in a subtle way during a general situation of confusion......... of confusion.........
Level 22 Pedagogist
post #92087 :: 2017.11.12 2:57pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
this may or not be the first parting where it is not ragequit

good luck m8, come back to see the family often! :D it is fun to hang out with you! x3
Level 22 Mixist
post #92088 :: 2017.11.12 3:43pm
Hey it's all your choice at the end of the day. And good luck with your future endeavors.
Level 23 Chipist
post #92089 :: 2017.11.12 3:57pm :: edit 2017.11.13 12:12pm
  Robyn, Melon, sleeparrow, raphaelgoulart, MiDoRi, RazerBlue6, Dimeback and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
I've been on teh internets far too long to believe people posting announcements saying, "I'm quitting this site!" lol. Also, you can't delete your profile ;P Haha, but in all seriousness, I understand where you are at and am really happy to hear that you are going to be branching out into other awesome aspects of music and life. You don't actually need the luck everyone is wishing you, because you are a super talented dude.

But uh, you aren't abandoning your discord handle and all that, are you? *Because it would be good to still chat and trade WIPs. Hey maybe you will come back in small doses, via collabs ;)
Level 26 Chipist
post #92092 :: 2017.11.12 6:12pm
  tfx hæitd this
I myself will note that I also lost interest over time. However... I am tempted to come back.

I will also note that the HES may have gotten my interest... although I'm probably not going to touch that for a while. I know it uses a 6502 variant for ASM.
Level 20 Pixelist
post #92097 :: 2017.11.13 5:23am
  th4 D34D, raphaelgoulart and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
@Th4 D34D, I doubt abandoning the current Discord/BotB handle would be a good idea at all in the first place, since at this point it's kinda his established "trademark", making him and his music recognizable far beyond cozy confines of BotB
Level 30 Chipist
post #92101 :: 2017.11.13 7:13am
  Robyn, anewuser, pedipanol, Quirby64, Sinc-X, Zillah, MS, Dimeback, A-zu-ra, Cessor Safari, th4 D34D, puke7, ViLXDRYAD and MiDoRi liēkd this
Well i wish you the best of luck, people will come and go in all communities, even i have left and come back, not just BotB, but
others as well. for me this is a natural process, you try new things,
and see what happens.

And yes i have a specific strobe-style. but that is rather deliberate, some people hate it, some like it, most of what i care about when making music is..... having a fun time ;)

Come back and play anytime!
Level 24 Chipist
post #92128 :: 2017.11.13 7:20pm
  th4 D34D liēkd this
Aw, well I understand how you feel about needing a break. It's nice to know you might come back every once in a while. Once you've got a new sound going maybe let us know where it is or what name it'll be under so we can check it out yeah? Best wishes on your future endeavors dude, should you ever return you'll always be welcomed here :).
Level 25 Mixist
post #92140 :: 2017.11.14 5:01pm :: edit 2017.11.14 9:08pm
  anewuser, Strobe and ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
Glad to hear you're still going to make tracks for botb sometimes. I've always loved your NES tracks! Strobe please don't develope a new sound.
Level 23 Grafxicist
post #92141 :: 2017.11.14 5:23pm
Hey, thank you for taking the time to type all this out (oh no I'm late). Glad to know you had fun and I hope you find that fun new experience you're looking for!

'Til we meet again
Level 11 Playa
post #92195 :: 2017.11.17 2:09pm
  raphaelgoulart liēkd this
sayonara for now m8 come back anytime

(digging rocks for 3 hours while roasting RAM by fucktollion of mods) oh yah that fun i like minecraft shitfucfdamshit
Level 18 Mixist
post #92196 :: 2017.11.17 5:26pm :: edit 2017.11.17 5:26pm
  th4 D34D liēkd this
Level 7 Chipist
post #92213 :: 2017.11.18 8:55am
Bye m8. I hardly knew you though.
Level 23 Mixist
post #92254 :: 2017.11.18 11:03pm
take it easy man! I hope you find happiness.

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