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manufan 8 years ago
  I think "Crossed" was rejected because of no challenge, as there are a number of sticky blocks and an easy solution. I haven't actually done the level, although it might be impossible.
jasperpostema 8 years ago
  Can I have an explanation for the rejection of Crossed (BLockoban)?
lmr 8 years ago
  Tried changing my picture. It did not come out as well as I hoped. If you have magnifying glass it is an interesting sunset picture taken from my back deck
gameinsky 8 years ago
  I agree murat, but you can also like a level without beating it.
(this is especially the case in other JP games where the levels are more complex, take Rolling Turtle for example)
magnacumlaud 8 years ago
  B R A V O murat !!!!!!!!!
"...only after you solve the level..."
murat 8 years ago
  I believe this was discussed before, and I want to repeat myself and say that I do not believe in this rating system. I dont think we are competing here, it should be the fun we are after. I couldnt care less about the ratings of my levels, I am just happy when I see my levels are being played.
Although if there must be a rating, I suggest it should be obligated and only after you solve the level(perhaps your score wouldnt show up in the list untill you give a rating). With such system, a level played by hundreds isnt just rated by two or three players, and it is also possible to have an idea about who rated how much (every time someone solves a level, a rating should be added).
However this is only a sugestion. If you would ask my opinion: every level is a product of great effort, so no one has the right of disrespecting that effort by rating with 1 or 2 stars. I think it would be much better if the stars just disappeared, and instead a "Like" button was introduced, where the rating is the number of "Like"s it gets. The creators would be less hurt in this system.
oldmtnguy 8 years ago
  Thank you all for your kind words and support. But now I must apologize for losing my cool. I am way too old to require complements or validation. And intelligent enough to not be concerned with superfluous ratings. However, after over a year and a half of being an administrator and making sure that every day this game was taken care of and levels approved or evaluated, I felt that I had been disrespected. And that was what really irritated me. I know it is not required but I would hope that I have earned a little.
The only complaint I've ever had about bad ratings is that if a player feels the need to rate a level at a 1 or a 2, then they should have the guts to leave a message and say why.
Again I apologize my tirade, and as far as I'm concerned it will be business as usual.
nelson90 8 years ago
  I fully agree with TM, he has said everything I wasn't able to say because of my limited english skills. I have appreciated all of your latest levels (still trying to get a better score) and rated them 5/5. Please don't give up and ignore these low ratings coming probably from an unexperienced player.
SimonM 8 years ago
  I would like to know it too. I counterrated it. :p As I'm lucky to have a huge rating power. I hope you'll still make awesome levels!

On the bright side, I am making another puzzle game for BL! It combines both aspects of blockoban and blockoban 2! And I am thinking that a few of you could volunteer to test it. If you are interested, you can pm me.
gameinsky 8 years ago
  Them be immature small lads that don't like levels they can't beat, hater's gonna hate.
(If you do not understand, young people rate a level low if they can't complete it, that makes them rage and turn against the creator. (basicly the mentality of "If you can't make levels I can beat, I'll rate them badly") Not really much you can do against, but usually they have a bad rating power so they're not really weighting down ratings.)
lmr 8 years ago
  I too would like know who, why, you consistantly have great levels. Is there no way as an administor to access that information? I have seen other peoples levels get bad ratings because certain people can't solve them or don't like the style.
I took so long typing that I did not see TM's comment till after sending mine. !00% 5/5 agree.
In my opinion, one old adage I was brought up on applies to ratings as well. "If you don't have anything good to say then don't say anything." So don't rate it unless you like it. If there is something really awful. Address it nicely, constructive critisism. Poor ratings given without prior communication or feedback are useless. They defeat the purpose of rating in the first place.
OMG, don't let whoever that is diminish all that you acheived within this game nor diminish how much you are loved and appreciated.
ToughMan 8 years ago
  I have long gotten over the rating issue buddy, cause i really couldn't understand low rating when there was no comment. I have found another way to measure players' liking and that's the number of plays a level has received. Although a bad rating may distort reality I think the number of plays gives a better idea if it is liked or not. Your levels have been played several times and as far as I am concerned I am a big fan of yours and I trully bow to your designing skills. It goes without saying (with whatever good rating power I have) that almost all of your levels have received a 5/5 because they all fulfil my criteria (symmetricity, challenge, fun, difficulty, tricks, optimization and neat designs). My point is try to ignore low rating and please (i sort of beg you) continue your excellent work on both designing and assisting (administration) aspects of the game. you are too precious for the community to just give up based on some (very limited) unjustified bad reviews. Most of us (and i hope i speak on behalf of the majority of the site) depend on your support and frankly we need and count on it to improve the game and take it to another level. I am sure it was not your intention to hunt for compliments but every once in a while it is good to pay (and receive) the respects to those who deserve it.
manufan 8 years ago
  Woah? Are you serious, or is this a hacker. I haven't rated any levels except the ones I comment on and have solved, or I get the general idea. I didn't actually see your levels OMG, I will have a look at them.
oldmtnguy 8 years ago
  Just a general question as to why my latest levels received such crappy ratings? The worst of any recently submitted levels. Are they that bad or is somebody pissed off at me? Either way it would be nice to know why. Because I spend a lot of donated free time trying to keep this part of the site as up-to-date, and as positive as possible. If the efforts are unappreciated then I will reevaluate to see if it's worth my time.
Jos 8 years ago
  If you look on the previous page you can see my message:
jasperpostema 8 years ago
  BTW Manufan, where to fill in the code...?
jasperpostema 8 years ago
  Ha, another levelflood of mine!
manufan 8 years ago
  Indeed! OMG, have a good day, and to all the other Americans here! :)

@lmr: Yeah, I got that score too, thanks to you and Jos for commenting! I will upload it. :)
lmr 8 years ago
  Happy Thanksgiving to those to whom it applies.
Jos 8 years ago
  Cangratz, Jasper!
(Wait... BB-addict is 500 levels. So I am BB-addict x6?)

@manufan: good level.
oldmtnguy 8 years ago
  Congratulations jasperpostema, on becoming the latest Blockoban addict
jasperpostema 8 years ago
  Well manufan, it wasn't that hard. But I have the award :-)
lmr 8 years ago
  @manu, Looks good got it in 12 moves a couple of ways.
manufan 8 years ago
  Can you please test out this Kid's level for me?


manufan 8 years ago
  Congratulations Jasper! That's an achievement in all respects! :)
jasperpostema 8 years ago
chris3000 8 years ago
  Congratz Jos and Syco. That's an accomplishment.
jasperpostema 8 years ago
  Congratz to both :-)
oldmtnguy 8 years ago
  Congratulations to both Jos and Sycoraximperator for reaching 3000!!!
Ferrari12 8 years ago
  Congratulations Jos and Sycoraximperator! :)

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jp 12 years ago
  sound on / off added (burfy's feedback).
16 official levels now. All levels are great. I must say I'm a big fan of Psychotronic's levels (thx Psycho). When a level is "only" accepted, it doesn't mean it will not be official one day, it's just I'm not sure for now.
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