At 1 day ago, StefBidz wrote:
I don't understand what's wrong with the NAC. I'm still a bit new to newgrounds but Chron has to choose a theme for the contest; what's the difference between "Let's make funk !" and "Let's make orchestral !" ? Maybe I am naive but still, where the hell is the problem ? Why is that so ego"ish" to set a theme ?
Exactly StefBidz! I don't see what problem either!
We have a lot of elitists on NG (since 2010). So that's the problem why "ego-war" broke out. Chronamut has chosen themes and genres almost widely and equality in NAC. While MAC is confused on quite closed sections of genre only. But those 2 don't conflict with each other.
And here is another thing that I was trying to say earlier: both NAC and MAC were started by the same people, brokendeck and Chron. There were almost no big fight until ... whoever came. It's ironic that most participators never complain about both contests and some even joined both (PeterSatera). Yet you heard mods talk about it recently.
There are even more rules in the MAC like making "emotional transition", imposing not to use electronic instruments etc.
Well, it's classic (based). Transition and musical theory stuff are of course must be played an important part in MAC contests. However it's unfair for non musical-training people or people without orchestra instrument to participate with.
What the fuck is wrong with chiptune/synths in classical genre? The song still has classical transitions and even mid-age Western chords. Yet you get a bunch of nepotistic and elitism denials at a piece of would-be classical becomes a not classical because it used chiptunes and/or electronic instruments! This is one main thing I disagree with MAC. We are all contemporary composer/producer now, aren't we?
Aren't we using 'digital audio' to make 'classical'? Unless you hire yourself a 'real' orchestra bands or record instruments in real life then you can have enough reputation and knowledge to actually say the piece is not classical.
Hey, I think I'm pretty much nuked my entry in this month MAC too since there are gonna be people who opposes my expression and empathy on NAC and Chron's problem in this post.
Saying that Chron does not consider people opinion is not true because the funk theme was submitted by someone else (the funk theme and the others).
Not just funk but on other genres as well, anything that has nothing to do with classical and orchestra basically. Remember the Industrial one on last year (before Winter NAC)? Big times.
Well Chronamut does have his own serious problem that makes him goes wrong: His Chernobyl catastrophic attitudes and behaviors.
I can understand this since he is 1 man (active one, not once silent folks like you and me) vs. a bunch of ... who outnumbered him and constantly provoke/exploit his weaknesses.
I think the solution is everyone that is the core of the problems should shut the fuck up, treat each others in a good manner and sort this out with win-win situations.
I can see people view NAC/MAC as problems because: rewards including NG credits, frontpage shit and promotions. Tom and Wade can't handle 2 sacks at once. It's extremely hard to pick which sack is rotten and which is fresh.
Other unmentioned or gonna-be dangerous problems to mentions are: moderation powers, intra-personal conflicts (did they own each other beer money?), tribalism and dictation (which bounces back to moderators-users and moderators-moderators conflicts).
It's 2012 now. Even Newgrounds has changed a lot. Can't people change their attitudes?