UPDATE: RobTop posts a blog the GD users should really read. Props to the guy, much respect: http://robtopgames.com/blog/2017/02/01/geometry-dash-newgrounds/
Here's my official podcast statement and guide on the situation: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/726613
I'm getting a lot of hate and insults regarding the takedown for Geometry Dash, but I will have an official statement on my end SOON being your complete guide to what happened, and the future of GD when I record my podcast talking about it next when I have time (will link here when it's up). I have a job, and I work a lot, I come home tired. I have a medical condition, which also drags me down.
So bear with me, soon I'll explain what's going on with GD, how it's affected NG to help people understand, and how they've tried contacting RobTop for YEARS without response from him. That's my statement until Friday. There's hopefully going to be a future for GD, but now he's going to be forced to do what he should've done years ago; Fix the issues, and actually talk to us. When you run a community, communication is IMPORTANT. It shows you care.
In the meantime, please stop attacking me and the mods like we aren't human beings, hate never got anyone anywhere. I don't want anyone upset, but if you simply think of the factors in all this, you'll see why we aren't being unreasonable, we have been for years, even though I haven't known about GD for as long. The simple truth is, Rob could have done more to solve things, but chose not to, and ignored people.
You'll try to direct that back at us, but what they did for years was civil and TRIED to sort this out, you act like they never did, and like you know all the history when you need to see how hard they've tried to sort this out and simply talk to Rob. It took TOO LONG to get to this point. With that said, I hope RobTop and Tom Fulp can figure out something that works for NG and GD in the future when GD is hopefully revived with a fix.
What do I think of the game? I played it a few times. It's fun, and challenging, well-made. BUT, people abuse Newgrounds to upload copyrighted music and use music without permission. The game has flaws like that. The original idea is a good one, probably with good intentions, but unfortunately ended up in chaos. GD users that are hateful, voting down songs in the audio portal, leaving abusive reviews, not caring about the site but using it like a tool for GD, that's all it is to them.
Not to mention, thousands of songs per month, SPAM uploaded from these users like Skrillex songs, ignoring the rules and making a lot of work for the mods without a real break, all because of GD. It was way less years ago, people still uploaded stolen music, but the count was way less before GD. It has put Newgrounds under the boot of many people, trampled on, treated like dirt, and RobTop let this happen for years, when NG tried to make him aware of it. I don't want my songs (like Neon Highway, which was used) with a CC license you NEED permission to use, in a game without my permission. Simply respecting the artist would be nice.
Think about it. That is all, for now.
I have 1,500 followers, a big milestone for me, thank you so much! Second of all, I have a new episode of my podcast series "Talking Real" out, talking about some of the stuff I mention in this post. I also talk about how Pixel Day went.
Here it is: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/725134
Making a Game, Send Help! (I need Programmers and Artists for NG: Zero Hour)
As some of you remember, I made a game with @TwinBlazar and many others called "Newgrounds: Zero Hour", a demo rather. I need programmers and artists, so if you're interested, contact me if you want to help me finish this game, whether you want to contribute one or more things. We were going to finish it, but....it's my fault we didn't. Next point...
(Here's the Demo by the way: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/664782)
I rushed things too much, and stressed everyone out. Originally I said he quit but...that wasn't true. So I'd like to apologize for misunderstanding, not being truthful about that, and not being reasonable as a person back then. I mistreated him. Which leads me to my next point...
Help TwinBlazar Get His Next Game Greenlit on Steam!!!
Title speaks for itself, his new game is amazing, go check out his post, sign in to Steam, and upvote his game, it's solid stuff! I want to see him get his stuff out there more!
That's all for now, podcast tells you more about what's going on if you're curious about the current status of music I'm going to be uploading. Pixel Day was a blast! Thank you guys for submitting! Can't wait for next year! :D