Quoting Lando L. Jackson
Hey Luke- I was wondering if you'd like to team up for the MOCAthalon this year.
Hi Lando, thanks for the offer, and sorry for the late response. Unfortunately I don't have the time to commit to a serious team this year, and as an AFOL now I'm sure that you have plans for those slots already.
Best of luck in the games, I look forward to seeing how the Plastic Surgeons carry the torch!
@LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist- And by looking at your other work, I already realized all that. I just know that there are many other talented builders out there who would barely get 5 likes for something like this You can see people in the comments praising this for its simplicity, and I get that. It just kinda bugs me that people will only notice something like that if it comes from someone like you. If it came from someone else, people would most likely pass it up and call it inferior. I'm not saying you're overrated and you didn't earn your respect; you did. I just believe people should rate things the way the are, not by who made it. There are a lot of people who don't get recognition for their work because of that.
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Basically you say you cheated in DA2.
Not sure I follow that reasoning - are you referring to my comment right below this? I'm not entirely sure how interacting with the community for 5 years and becoming friends with much of MOCpages is cheating... Sure it puts me at an advantage over people with no connections, but that's life. By your reasoning Andrew Boy was the only general who didn't cheat in DA2, since his account was new and he had no connections at all before DA2. Which is a fine opinion if you feel that the rules in DA3 should be changed so that you need to make a new account and play anonymously to even the playing field. However, you'd have to bring that up with Keith and Michael.
Hey everyone, thanks for all the comments! I appreciate it, and apologize for not having the time to respond to them all at the moment. Been a bit busy lately, as posting a 30 piece MOC probably demonstrates.
Packer and Kenji, you express disbelief at how this has collected so many likes. There's an old saying "it's not what you know, it's who you know." I'm not getting this many comments because the MOC is brilliant and I'm so talented that people are compelled to praise it. Instead, I've earned the mutual respect and friendship of many, many people over my 5 years on MOCpages. I've made my fair share of very complex creations which generated interest, but more importantly I've spent hundreds of hours leaving constructive, kind, or funny comments on other people's work. This creates a network of friends who will like almost anything you do, just as I do for them. It's more about the social interaction that the build itself with MOCs like this.
Hopefully this helps you guys understand how important the community aspect of MOCpages is a bit more and you can work towards making more online friends yourself as you establish a following on the site.