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Title: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Rew on March 10, 2008, 05:45:18 AM
Crap! There were no updates this weekend. I wonder why--oh wait, Brawl came out this weekend. ;-P



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Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: TerraEsperZ on March 10, 2008, 05:52:58 AM
That, and JonLeung is working hard to finish something "special"...



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Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: JonLeung on March 10, 2008, 06:01:32 AM
Other than Brawl and the other thing I had to do, I only got relatively small submissions from two people.  (Apologies to Detonator300 and Will Mallia!)  It was the smallest amount of submissions I'd seen in a while, so I figured that if I ever were to take a weekend off, I might as well take that one!



I didn't actually get to start playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl until 4 PM on Sunday.  On the past weekend I finished the weekend update on 4:30 PM on that Sunday, and it was a much bigger one, so you can't blame it all on Brawl.  :P  At least not the time before then...  >_>


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Rew on March 10, 2008, 10:44:52 AM
But wasn't it nice of me to give you the benefit of the doubt? ;0)



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Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: JonLeung on March 10, 2008, 11:11:17 AM
Sure...  :P



Why is "Weekend Update" capitalized?  Is that what you've come to expect from VGMaps.com often enough now that it can be capitalized as if it might as well be referred to as an official title?  It sounds like a weekend news report...



Where's Tina Fey?


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: marioman on March 10, 2008, 03:38:10 PM
On other news, Rew is the proud starter of topic #666.  Better run for shelter buddy.


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Rew on March 15, 2008, 08:48:05 AM
Woohoo, there was an update this weekend! And a good one too--Mega Man X!



@Jon: Actually, I normally always capitalize subjects in threads because I treat them like titles. ;0)



@marioman: Muahahaha! >=D



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Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Will on March 23, 2008, 11:51:35 AM
No update this week either. Must be celebration of easter for everyone, so no one can blame them. I hope Jon can find the time to update on the few following weekdays if its all the same, for there are lot of maps queuing to be put up.


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Rew on March 23, 2008, 12:07:56 PM
Alleluia, Christ is risen!



Wow, that feels weird to type on a forum devoted to video game maps. Perhaps I'll just stick to the more generic, happy Easter! ;-P



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Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: marioman on March 23, 2008, 01:54:49 PM
Yeah, Happy Easter.


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: JonLeung on March 23, 2008, 02:53:59 PM
I did get baptised this Easter, so it is kind of a big deal for me...



And no, there may not be an update this weekend.  Apologies.



Strange thing is, it's not so much because of this holiday... [unnecessary, cryptic pause ;P]


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Rew on March 23, 2008, 04:23:59 PM
But because of some uber awesome surprise you've got coming up? =D



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Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Will on March 27, 2008, 11:06:56 PM
I hope this week's update will be big, since we missed two weeks worth. But I wonder how Jon can put up so many maps in one or two days.


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: JonLeung on March 28, 2008, 11:21:33 AM
No promises!  But I'll try to put up something this weekend.



Again, sorry for the missed updates.  But I'll have freer weekends again soon so if you can bear with me for just a bit longer, I'll be caught up before you know it!



And maybe even have time to make some more front page randomizing thumbnails!  The list of ones I haven't made yet is getting pretty long...


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Will on March 31, 2008, 11:47:16 PM
Perhaps you may wish put up one map every night or morning and then a proper update when you get your chance. That way you may be able to tackle the 100 maps in queue, as it doesn't look easy to do them in two free days and nights on a weekend. I suppose a a few minutes at night or morning can't hurt to get a little progress done. But don't worry I'm keeping my patience and not losing it.


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Eggz on April 01, 2008, 10:08:36 AM
Come on Will, that may be asking a little much from Jon. Yeah, that is the ideal situation, but he, like the rest of us, have other lives other than mapping, live full time jobs and school. Sometimes you just want to come home and relax and not have to think about doing anything until the next day of work. Weekends allow to follow other pursuits.



Heck, he could just update whenever he felt like it, not matter how much time would be between updates. Which we would be sad, and we're very glad he doesn't do. :)

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Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: JonLeung on April 01, 2008, 10:18:08 AM
Well, there was never an official weekend update per se.



A few years ago, I remember a whole month with no submissions.



Now I get maps every week, so it just kind of worked out that I'd do them on the weekend.  For a while it was Sundays.  For a while I tried to get them all in on Fridays.  Often it's both Saturday and Sunday and sometimes even all three.  It has been rare that I've missed a weekend, yet I've been pretty bad about it in March.



I'll try to do more than a typical week's worth when I can update, and eventually I'll get caught up.



There are certain car concerns (as in getting one and relearning how to drive) or job situations (as in deciding if I should stay or find a new one) that may or may not complicate my life in the next while, so that may or may not affect updates as well.  Just so you know!



I'm far from abandoning this place, don't worry.  :P  (Especially now that it's profitable...  >_>)


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Will on June 13, 2008, 12:18:56 AM
Today Jon has made one heck of a brilliant record, so many updates for the MSX section. Wow, that was sprouting super fast. So many games in one day.


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: JonLeung on June 13, 2008, 07:46:55 AM
I think I did more the first time MSX maps were ever put up.  I'll check, but I think it was like 19 then (18 if you consider that Palace of Death turned out to be homebrew and subsequently removed), it was "only" 16 yesterday.



I put up maps for 14 MSX games yesterday, then I remembered that MGS4 came out yesterday (even though I don't care for the PS3) so I hurried up to squeeze the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake in there as well.  Not that anyone would notice since they're clumped into that huge mess of Japanese MSX titles...



There may still be a weekend update, I did these mid-week updates because I'm bombarded with so many maps.  I still have like 83 maps for Command & Conquer: Red Alert to put up, and your Mega Man's Soccer maps, Will.  And other stuff.



We should be at just over 9900 maps by the time I put up all the maps I currently have.


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: TerraEsperZ on June 13, 2008, 08:56:32 AM
It's just too bad those Metal Gear maps all seem to have been reduced in size instead of keeping the original pixel resolution.



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"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." [...] The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard



Current projects: Ristar-The Shooting Star (Gen), Sonic The Hedgehog (Gen), Sonic CD (Sega CD), Mega Man Zero (GBA), Battletoads (NES), Bucky O'Hare (NES)


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Maxim on June 13, 2008, 11:56:27 AM
It seems a lot of that guy's maps are reduced-size:



http://www.geocities.com/msxgamer/



and I'd say, not good enough to add to this site.


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: Will on March 22, 2009, 03:11:06 AM
It seems the updates are at a standstill this week. Better luck next week.


Title: RE: No Weekend Update?
Post by: JonLeung on March 22, 2009, 07:42:30 PM
*puts Will's Ninja Gaiden Shadow maps up*



It's still Sunday evening where I am, and while I didn't put up all the maps I received this past week, you can't say I didn't update this weekend, so ha!  :P