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rant about newgrounds

Posted by s-zenmode - January 17th, 2022


ok im gonna go on a bit of a tangent so if ur soft then dont read


also read my AH COLLAB blog post = https://s-zenmode.newgrounds.com/news/post/1241553


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im pretty ... frustrated. no matter how hard i work, no matter how long it takes, i just dont get to see it. my account wont get a frontpage ever. if you take any one of my newer drawings i think somebody out there would think its good to frontpage like i dont like to compare myself either but ive seen the art and the stuff that comes on frontpage and people getting frontpages while im here still just waiting for my first one


and i know if anything this will only delay or lower my chances of getting a frontpage in the future or hell even a daily award or anything but in a post-fnf era of newgrounds where everyone and their grandma uploads stuff here i think that a lot of unnoticed people get drowned out i dont want to call myself unnoticed necessarily but ive seen awesome art by people like wexeil who DESERVE a frontpage more than i do but still its just frustrating


this also goes for one of my games, Zen Tank TDS. at first it was pretty torrid and bad but over the months it got a few updates but sadly the score barely raised. at this point im contemplating either cancelling zttds due to lack of work on it or i'm gonna fry my body making Zen Tank TD DX or ZTTD 2 or something like thatwith overhauled graphics, more map(s), revamped basically everything with stunning visuals bound to pop.


the only way zttds will get a frontpage or an award is if i make a sequel that way it gets shoved back to the portal where old votes dont influence the score and user drive of it. im also gonna have to find a perfect time where users on newgrounds are at a pretty nice high but low where genuine voters and not statw____s are online and viewing submissions.


thats the only way my ZTTD will get an award at this point. as for my art i dont know what to do with it either. even after weeks of it being up people dont even vote and it still says waiting for 1 vote. at this point i think it would be fair for me to call myself unnoticed and drowned out by the system.


tl;dr i cry because i want frontpage (but i have reasons)


anyways im just gonna leave it with this. check out my new (spam) movie: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/829775

also i swear to god if that gets a frontpage


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tip - if you have made major updates to a game like zen tank tds and you want to see if it can get any awards, try releasing it as a new version rather than updating the entry. a lot of portal games get awards in the early stages when they pass judgement, not after they've already been released a long time later because far fewer people play it down the road unless it's really, really popular

True but I already added many medals boards and I didn't want players to re-earn it all but I think if I make more infrequent updates then the gaps will make enough sense

@s-zenmode Perhaps you could try using the old version's API key in the newer version of the game, so that people who played the newer version unlock medals in the older version of the game, and that way nobody loses any medals

I don't know if Newgrounds' security would allow for other projects to utilize one's API - plus I think that would break some Newgrounds API rule somewhere someplace. Personally it's just best to go with an upfront presentation. It's like including a console without the charger but the price of the charger has been deducted from the console cost - its not exactly complete.