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This looks so horribly edited together. for the second preview the golden texture on the clothes looks pasted on, the hair is weirdly drawn and cuts off in weird spaces e.g. look at her neck and how the hair just dissappears into her skin. the gloss on the hair also doesn't follow the flow of the hair. there is a weird shadow on the breast that doesn't match the clothes and the boobs themselves and the lips look like cut out of a different pic and pasted in. also what's up with ishtar's headpiece? it just merges into her bangs, it's not even properly placed on her head. it looks like cut out of a different pic or like from a cosplayer, drawn over poorly, and pasted in. what on earth is going on in these previews?
The problem is that he sees any yansim criticism as a personal attack and sees it as harrassment towards himself when people are calling him out for having harrassed others or to have done something scummy. As far as I have seen (and i observe this whole yansim drama for a long time now) most of his 'harrassers' are people who used to be fans, who are unhappy with the direction the game is going, who have paid money for the development of the game and/or who tried reaching out to him in a peaceful manner before being ultimately blocked by him, insulted by him, being called a goblin or a harrasser, or were ridiculated by him on a livestream or in a blog post. He paints himself the victim all the time for insignificant things people ask him about, had a literal animation made of him stabbing the personification of his fans who ask many questions (midori) because he sees it as such a personal attack when people are showing even the slightest doubt in yansim. If he's really in a bad place and isn't making the tweet as damage control like the goblin video in which he, a 30 year old man, portrayed the critism he gets from his mostly underage fans as himself being a middle-school animegirl who gets harrassed by fictional goblin monsters, then well yeah... If it's not damage control like that again I hope that nobody went too far and actually harrassed him. But from everything I have seen I think the tweet might just be another damage control stunt. Sorry, but I must be critical after everything he has already done to save his reputation.
I've seen trolls joining official Discord servers for other indie games too, basically it's happening everywhere. There will always be discord trolls trying to annoy the mods and see who gets banned the fasted. As opposed to Alex other indie game creators are able to handle it. Block the haters and move on, because it's happening everywhere. I understand he made the new rule in order to make his life easier but ultimately he's just punishing his fans who don't have money to contribute to his server. So in the end he made the trolls win.
Not to mention that Alex accidently busted his own fake image of being the sweet and lovable game dev with all the passive aggressive content he put out during the past couple of months. Starting with calling everyone who critiques his game a goblin (let's be real it's not a wise decision to bash anyone who is just slightly critical of what you're doing, alex. i mean you could have listen to their concern and try to make your 'haters' your fans by fixing the issues, instead of painting them as disney villians. but that's just my opinion). So a lot of people who were split in opinion about the game sort of gave up about it or find him to be very very childish. Next problematic announcement he made was when he said 'working on yansim is like being in prison'. Would you really financially support someone who literally said that about his own 'passion project'? Doesn't sound convincing to me. And to top all of it he made these big 'Osana will be finished before 2020!!' announcements, hyping up Osana's release date only to give us Raibaru, a character NOBODY asked for. I think the icing on the cake was him revealing that a bunch of money from the Patreon page actually went into his savings for his future wedding since he'll be done with Osana soon and instead of using the money for future rivals, he will open an additional kickstarter to raise even more money. It's just delusional and rude towards all the people who donated thousands of dollars and Osana isn't finished yet, and he's using the money for his personal stuff. He's just dug his own grave and his fans are finally starting to turn his back on him. Let's all be real: Even IF Osana gets ever released (haha! good joke!) he will never be able to raise the money for the next rival. Keep in mind Osana was in development for 6 years. That's 6 years he constantly took money from his donators. The sum for kickstarting the next rival will be HUGE. There is NO WAY the goal will be reached. We will never see the second rival.
In the end TDA would win tho and since the MMD community loves TDA models I assume that they would stick to their side. YanDev also put Kizuna Ai's official 3D model into his game, mind you that this model is not for commercial use by third parties either. He had to remove it but because he doesn't know how to actually remove models from the game files the model can still be found floating in the air above the school. It can be found when taking the YanSim files apart. I really hope that he gets what he deserves from Ai's creators and the TDA creator if he really has those models in the final build that gets released. There is no way he would get away with that considering his fanbase might be dedicated but other fanbases are dedicated and HUGE too.
I guess it's good she is happy again? Really just hope she'll get her more important issues solved before investing in a digital marriage and a corset and stuff. It makes it seem like she has money for anything else and I hope she'll pull herself together and save up for the laptop.
Not to be mean to the creator of the original Ayano but that model is very old and looks very oldschool nowadays so Alex stealing the TDA Ayano would actually make the game better and that says a lot about the current state of the YanSim models
He's planning to rebrand the title as 'Love Sick' so I doubt fearing it's too late would hold him back from changing her design. If they really don't have enough 3D artists then that's the problem. They will have to make do with what they have, which are the models they have right now. Most of the other models are modified versions of Ayano's or Senpai's model so that tells a lot about how they use one male and one female model to make all of the others. Raibaru's model which looks slightly different was also bought from the store and was used to make the crunchies, socks etc for Osana. They don't seem to be able to make models that look all that different. Making 3D models, rigging them and making textures for them is a bunch of work. Alex had a person at hand who was willing to make amazing models that were inspired by Persona 5 but he screwed it up by not crediting her and lost her models. I believe no 3D artist is willing to work with him at this point because it's so much work and there will neither be payment nor credit for it. So why should someone sit down and make a beautiful Ayano model for a week straight if they gain nothing from it, not even exposure? He is stuck with the current *placeholder* models forever and his only other sources are MMD model parts. And it's his own fault and nobody else's.
Please do. I also dislike how some people are literally bashing Sasucchi for saying she doesn't like that he uses her art. And that they say she has to be accepting of it, thanking HIM and move on. If anything he should thank her for creating the reference for him since his regular art looks medicore. Even if he copies for learning purpose (which is literally the excuse most of his supporters use) he should state where it came from! It just annoys me when art thieves want the original artists to thank them for 'considering their art good enough to copy' but won't even go out of their way showing the original some respect by at LEAST mentioning the original artist. Hypocricy at it's best. Also notice in the twitter thread where he literally bashes her for telling him to not use her art? There is no respect, he is like spitting into the face of the people whose art he uses 'for learning purpose'. If you disrespect someone so much, why steal their art? There seems to be no love for art in his works. He reminds me of BluepotionCo.
I'm all for seperating the art from the artist when it's possible but in this case it just isn't. He's just such a scummy person and the whole project is run by him so boycotting it wouldn't even affect anyone else since he isn't paying any of the volunteers. It's one of these cases where I think that the project also isn't as unique that one wouldn't find a similiar project to support. If people really just like Yanderes or so they can support something else. Supporting YanSim and Alex who is 100% responsible for it just isn't it. I was sort of cheering for Watashi no mono but development for that game is also going slow. Someone else should just buy the same assets from the Unity store as Alex and make a YanSim from that themselves. They could come up with unique rivals to not copy anything that actually belongs to YanSim. I bet they'd even be faster than Alex.
That's a valid question. Either way she has an ipad. Can't find a post of her showing it rn because she mass archived posts but someone mentions it on her YT channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdcKXwIBCsk&t=577s In the comments: That reply was liked by Cyome just in case someone wonders if she even saw that question.
Regarding the problem with the broken laptop here is my suggestion: She could ask a friend with a laptop to connect her drawing tablet to it and use that. Or she could look for public places e.g. libraries that offer computer usage. Some are fine if she connects her tablet there so she should ask around if there are any places where she can use her tablet and draw digitally. I would not 'force' commissioners to chose between the option of either get the commission done traditionally or not be done at all since nobody knows when she has a new laptop. I am sure a lot of commissioners are stressed and will take the offer to get the artwork done traditionally instead of not receiving it. It will give her some backlash again if she goes that route. She should rather search for a way to draw digitally until she gets a new laptop. People who don't want to get it done traditionally will feel more frustrated and those who'll take the offer will get a far less detailed and less colorful drawing for the same price of a digital work. Samples of her traditional art are on her IG and they might be pretty but there is a quality difference. It just doesn't seem fair of her.