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    I don't really mind most peoples ratings, but there is one that struck me as a tad odd, part of jawharp1992's review of Aeris said this:

    "O: A lot of people are doing castle theming, so I can't say you're being too original."

    I don't really understand why he would say that.. considering Aeris doesn't have castle theming :S
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      CommentAuthorXpress
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2010
     
    Posted By: mrfeenyTerrain is one thing i have been trying to figure out, but with limites success. the reason i didn't terraform was because i am not very good at it and i didn't want to be marked down just becuase of poor looking scenery. I have been trying to find tutorials on how to make underground tunnels and such but i can't find any. If you do know of any instructional videos or other things that will heep me out in this area it would be greatly appreciated. Also i thought my supports were pretty darm accurate to what you would see on a real ride. if you have any suggestions as to what should be changed please share them. I feel that this ride has a lot of potential and i will not give up on it. I will probably update it again (not anytime soon) once i get terraforming mastered and hopefully it can do a lot better.


    Underground tunnel making is done with 3Ds mainly. You can do it without making 3Ds by raising ground, and putting track through the ground with the tunnel checked, but that's sloppy IMO. 3Ds tunnels you usually can place ontop of flat ground, with the ground sloping up to the top of the 3Ds tunnel, and sloping back down the other side, with that texture the grass or ground texture you're using in the editor. Also, 3Ds tunnels are 100% customizable. You can do whatever you want to them. Lead into a big underground room, or put special effects in them, lead them into a rocky canyon- the options are limitless. It also helps to know how to make 3Ds very well. If you're just starting out, the Object Creator wors very well, as it's simple to manipulate objects and such.
    • CommentAuthorOnjin
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2010
     
    ^You can't get the OC legally anymore. :(
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      CommentAuthorXpress
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2010
     
    Posted By: Onjin^You can't get the OC legally anymore. :(


    You can still download it from some websites, and get it from others ;)
    • CommentAuthormrfeeny
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2010
     
    do you know of anyof these websites?
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      CommentAuthorXpress
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2010
     
    I know http://www.coasterchamber.com/ used to have it up for download, but looks like CCJared took it down..

    Also, I believe CoasterCrazy has it as well.
    • CommentAuthorOnjin
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2010
     
    But you can't get a key for it though and offering it is not legal. That's all I was saying.
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      CommentAuthorLeFLO
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2010
     
    On "Storm Of Fire" :

    "Rated 5 minutes and 16 seconds ago by Leafsfan34
    Technical : 9.50, Adrenaline : 9.50, Originality : 9.50, Average : 9.50

    That was a very fun ride, everything looked and felt great. The G's were all good and your 3D's and supports looked good. But i do think you could have cleaned up the supports a bit, the smaller supports looked out of place and seemed to stand out. This ride reminded me of Intimidator, especially the lift hill. Great Job, i look forward to your next."

    Just too much high for the track. How could he rate 9.50 a track on which he noticed negative points ?
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    "Mathew DaviesCommentTimeAug 22nd 2009 edited quote
    Hi,

    This post is aimed at people concerned with low quality ratings on their rides.

    We are in progress of finishing the moderating system. It will allow us to manage the poor quality ratings in a much more efficient manner that we can at the minute.

    This update should be pushed out next week barring any issues.

    -Mathew"




    This is what I was speaking of to a degree in my other post... "low quality ratings" to me equils any rating I could give myself... which is just utter crap. Or are you speaking of other stuff here? If it is true, then that means anything I could give is just going to be moderated right out... or so I fear.
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      CommentAuthorXpress
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2010
     
    Posted By: Outside the Octaves"Mathew DaviesCommentTimeAug 22nd 2009 edited quote
    Hi,

    This post is aimed at people concerned with low quality ratings on their rides.

    We are in progress of finishing the moderating system. It will allow us to manage the poor quality ratings in a much more efficient manner that we can at the minute.

    This update should be pushed out next week barring any issues.

    -Mathew"




    This is what I was speaking of to a degree in my other post... "low quality ratings" to me equils any rating I could give myself... which is just utter crap. Or are you speaking of other stuff here? If it is true, then that means anything I could give is just going to be moderated right out... or so I fear.


    Just rate the rides. You've stated plenty of times now that you're not exactly fluent in roller coasters, so I'm pretty sure Ed, or Mathew will wave your rate through ;)
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    http://nolimits-exchange.com/user/1169/stitch59650

    Hello, this user has been taking my environment, changing the file names, and using it without my permission. I'd appreciate if you could take the tracks down and maybe ask him not to use others' work without asking next time. I took a lot of time to get things right with the environment and I'd rather keep it exclusive to my track. Thanks.

    -DC

    Just pasting this at the end, since I had it initially whispered then I removed that whisper, so because it's a couple days old I expect it has been/would be passed over. Thank you.
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      CommentAuthorLeFLO
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2010 edited
     
    Oh it was your file...

    Stitch59650 certified me that it was his environnement, not yours, even if I asked him if it was yours. So with his permission, I used the environnement in my track "Savage"...

    Just to advert you, LeFlo.

    Edit : huh... In fact I haven't included the environnement in my NLPack file... "ouff"
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    Yep, he lied to you...but at the same time, you seem to know that the environment was from my track Sabertooth, as you used it in your Falcon screenshot and asked that those who ride use the environment. Lets not start stealing my work, guys, even for screenshots.
    • CommentAuthorA113
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2010
     
    http://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/752/storm-of-fire

    Rated 6 hours, 34 minutes and 14 seconds ago by Leafsfan34
    Technical : 9.50, Adrenaline : 9.50, Originality : 9.50, Average : 9.50
    That was a very fun ride, everything looked and felt great. The G's were all good and your 3D's and supports looked good. But i do think you could have cleaned up the supports a bit, the smaller supports looked out of place and seemed to stand out. This ride reminded me of Intimidator, especially the lift hill. Great Job, i look forward to your next.

    ^ There is nothing constructive in respect to the track and adrenaline. The rating is just an incomplete tech score.
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2010 edited
     
    This rating has been removed.

    Posted By: A113http://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/752/storm-of-fire

    Rated 6 hours, 34 minutes and 14 seconds ago by Leafsfan34
    Technical : 9.50, Adrenaline : 9.50, Originality : 9.50, Average : 9.50
    That was a very fun ride, everything looked and felt great. The G's were all good and your 3D's and supports looked good. But i do think you could have cleaned up the supports a bit, the smaller supports looked out of place and seemed to stand out. This ride reminded me of Intimidator, especially the lift hill. Great Job, i look forward to your next.

    ^ There is nothing constructive in respect to the track and adrenaline. The rating is just an incomplete tech score.
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    Rated 1 day, 1 hour, 1 minute and 1 second ago by catdoo
    Technical : 6.00, Adrenaline : 9.00, Originality : 8.00, Average : 7.67
    T - technically ok, but felt it was far to fast tobe realistic for this kind of coaster A - was in fear of my life from start to finish wondering when the train was gonna leave the track. O - take an original theme and pump up the juice.

    I don't mind the number rate. It is the extreme lack of detail and elaboration that I have a problem with.

    He says that it is too fast for the coaster style. Yet, the high speed is 3 mph lower than the Voyage...

    If you could get this rating deleted that would be great.

    http://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/785/radiation

    Thank you,

    devilsrule911
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    My rating of Mirage a couple of weeks back was never published. I rated it fairly, it was a nice, efficient design. But rather than repeat what the last 20 posts said, I just commented "nice supports". What, I gotta repeat what 20 ppl before me say for my post to go through? And a 20% minimum ratio? When I just got the program a month ago, still grasping the basics, accidentally downloaded the .nlpacks which I shouldn't be evaluating since I haven't even had a standard .nltrack review go through (plus I don't have much love for over-the-top, prohibitvely-expensive themed designs, so I'd rather not be forced to review someone's hard work).

    IMO this site's download policy encourages half-assed, sometimes even vindictive reviews. I mean I could just sing praise for Gaia even though I haven't even installed the software for opening .nlpacks, just so I can download something. But I value my integrity, so i'll just continue to be barred from downloading even basic tracks until I'm feel up to evaluating the top picks.
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2010
     
    Hi, while we certainly appreciate that you are just learning the program, we do have minimum rating criteria and a minimum download/rating ratio.

    The download/rating ratio is to ensure that the majority of tracks submitted get ratings. Other sites allow unlimited downloads. There, you will see that a track may have been downloaded 80 times, but has only 1 rating. That is unfair to the creator of the track.

    I suggest you read the Ratings Guide in the FAQ. You certainly do not need to be a "pro" to rate a track like Gaia. But, you need to provide more than just a few words.

    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: JackandBlood</cite>My rating of Mirage a couple of weeks back was never published. I rated it fairly, it was a nice, efficient design. But rather than repeat what the last 20 posts said, I just commented "nice supports". What, I gotta repeat what 20 ppl before me say for my post to go through? And a 20% minimum ratio? When I just got the program a month ago, still grasping the basics, accidentally downloaded the .nlpacks which I shouldn't be evaluating since I haven't even had a standard .nltrack review go through (plus I don't have much love for over-the-top, prohibitvely-expensive themed designs, so I'd rather not be forced to review someone's hard work).

    IMO this site's download policy encourages half-assed, sometimes even vindictive reviews. I mean I could just sing praise for Gaia even though I haven't even installed the software for opening .nlpacks, just so I can download something. But I value my integrity, so i'll just continue to be barred from downloading even basic tracks until I'm feel up to evaluating the top picks.</blockquote>
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2010
     
    While catdoo could have elaborated more on the T rating, the rating is OK and will stand.

    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: devilsrule911</cite>Rated 1 day, 1 hour, 1 minute and 1 second ago by catdoo
    Technical : 6.00, Adrenaline : 9.00, Originality : 8.00, Average : 7.67
    T - technically ok, but felt it was far to fast tobe realistic for this kind of coaster A - was in fear of my life from start to finish wondering when the train was gonna leave the track. O - take an original theme and pump up the juice.

    I don't mind the number rate. It is the extreme lack of detail and elaboration that I have a problem with.

    He says that it is too fast for the coaster style. Yet, the high speed is 3 mph lower than the Voyage...

    If you could get this rating deleted that would be great.

    http://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/785/radiation

    Thank you,

    devilsrule911</blockquote>
    • CommentAuthorGriffonluv
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2010 edited
     
    I just realized that I have a rating that I would like to be reviewed.

    Rated 155 days, 11 hours, 27 minutes and 47 seconds ago by squeekzilla
    Technical : 5.00, Adrenaline : 5.00, Originality : 4.50, Average : 4.83
    this wasn't a bad ride, I enjoyed the scenery but it was too short, this ride isnt great for its origionality, there are too many hyper coasters in my opinion out there however this ride stands out a bit. nice work

    http://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/74/vulcan


    Thanks a bunch. I know it's a lot to stay on top of!
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2010
     
    This rating has been removed.

    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: Griffonluv</cite>I just realized that I have a rating that I would like to be reviewed.

    Rated 155 days, 11 hours, 27 minutes and 47 seconds ago by squeekzilla
    Technical : 5.00, Adrenaline : 5.00, Originality : 4.50, Average : 4.83
    this wasn't a bad ride, I enjoyed the scenery but it was too short, this ride isnt great for its origionality, there are too many hyper coasters in my opinion out there however this ride stands out a bit. nice work

    http://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/74/vulcan


    Thanks a bunch. I know it's a lot to stay on top of!</blockquote>
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      CommentAuthorLeFLO
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2010
     
    Huh... It's a shame : look at the comments on "Anabolic ATV". I don't critize the text, only the rating ! Look at that rating ! Just incredible, no one can rate like this a roller coaster like "Anablic ATV"... And this coaster isn't better than "Gaïa", is it ?
    • CommentAuthormrfeeny
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010 edited
     
    whoops sorry, I didn't try to post this and ther is no delete
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      CommentAuthorXpress
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     
    I'm going to have to agree with LeFLO. The ratings on Anabolic ATV are way too high, and just seem to praise every corner of it.
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2010
     
    If you feel the ratings are too high, then write what you believe to be an appropriate rating.
    • CommentAuthorA113
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010
     
    ^ Considering the usage of Caps, incorrect punctuation, and not having legitimate back-up to their opinions, it's not a rate (ex: "The ride is just flawless. What's so flawless about it?) It's too generalized.
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th 2010 edited
     
    Posted By: A113^ Considering the usage of Caps, incorrect punctuation, and not having legitimate back-up to their opinions, it's not a rate (ex: "The ride is just flawless. What's so flawless about it?) It's too generalized.


    Hi, I just reread all the ratings posted for the track so far. I'm not sure which rating you are referring to? Usage of caps and incorrect punctuation are pretty much a given without a spellchecker. (My dyslexic fingers made their own typos in my rating). Only the first rating said the track was "flawless" - supported by the next statements - "The supports were awesome! The g's were perfect! And the whole ride was incredibly smooth."
    • CommentAuthorDanKruga
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2010
     
    http://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/835/doomsday-machine#ratings

    I dont believe that this is his ride....
    • CommentAuthormrfeeny
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2010
     
    Yeah Coaster_Dude recently uloaded two rides that are not his Doomsday-machine and tsar. He doesn't claim credit for them which is good but i know that uploading other peoples rides isn't looked kindly upon.
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2010 edited
     
    These tracks have been removed

    Posted By: mrfeenyYeah Coaster_Dude recently uloaded two rides that are not his Doomsday-machine and tsar. He doesn't claim credit for them which is good but i know that uploading other peoples rides isn't looked kindly upon.
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      CommentAuthorXpress
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2010
     
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2010
     
    The profanity has been removed.
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      CommentAuthorliddy97
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2010
     
    Um, I downloaded "Millennium Force Cedar point" and it was taken off. I like to keep my rate ratio at 100% and they never ended up excepting my rating so if you could do something about that, that would be great.
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      CommentAuthorXpress
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2010
     
    I don't think a lot of people have a 100% rate ratio. I have rated everything, and am at a 93% rate ratio ;)
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      CommentAuthorliddy97
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2010
     
    What? If you rate everything and they except all of your ratings then it should be a 100% rate ratio.
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      CommentAuthorXpress
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2010
     
    Posted By: liddy97What? If you rate everything and they except all of your ratings then it should be a 100% rate ratio.


    Theoretically it should be 100%, but even from all my ratings being posted, I'm at a 93%. There is one ride I cannot rate, and that's because it was removed from being stolen, but I think with the number of rides I've downloaded and rated, that it would still be a high 90, like 98%.

    I also think it's still got a bug in there somewhere...
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    Sorry for the confusion liddy97. I'll find a way to make it up to you somehow.

    It's a bug with the how the system was written; The query takes into account rides which have been disabled and thus screws things up a bit. A new version of the website is being worked on and I can say the problem has been fixed.

    Regards,
    -Mathew
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      CommentAuthorliddy97
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2010
     
    Ok, that's fine. I just thought that if a ride is taken off you should take it off everyones downloads.
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      CommentAuthorapsterling
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2010 edited
     
    On Goldenrod, DEVILOFDARKNESS posted the following:

    I don't think this ride is so good.

    T: at least there are 3 times that the Gforce goes red. I must confess that the track is smooth, but the curves don't seem natural.
    A: I like the high speed, but I think that this coaster is not safe at all because it contains many small curves and they will make the passengers feel like falling out. (sorry but I think had I been on this real coaster, I would have been DEAD!)
    O: There is somewhat original.


    There's not much wrong with this other than the fact that the Adrenaline score was 2, and the ride is clearly ridable- nothing was any more snappy than Maverick, plus the ride isn't unsafe. While I guess his arguments are somewhat founded in basis, the 2 for adrenaline plus the comment about feeling like falling out and being dead seems kind of unreasonable. Do what you feel, I don't mind- just thought I'd alert you on it.
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2010
     
    This rating has been removed

    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: apsterling</cite>On Goldenrod, DEVILOFDARKNESS posted the following:

    I don't think this ride is so good.

    T: at least there are 3 times that the Gforce goes red. I must confess that the track is smooth, but the curves don't seem natural.
    A: I like the high speed, but I think that this coaster is not safe at all because it contains many small curves and they will make the passengers feel like falling out. (sorry but I think had I been on this real coaster, I would have been DEAD!)
    O: There is somewhat original.


    There's not much wrong with this other than the fact that the Adrenaline score was 2, and the ride is clearly ridable- nothing was any more snappy than Maverick, plus the ride isn't unsafe. While I guess his arguments are somewhat founded in basis, the 2 for adrenaline plus the comment about feeling like falling out and being dead seems kind of unreasonable. Do what you feel, I don't mind- just thought I'd alert you on it.</blockquote>
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      CommentAuthorliddy97
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2010
     
    I was wondering why you accept certain ratings and not others. I will rate one coaster and you accept it and then I practically do the same rating on another and yet you don't accept it. What are some of your reasons behind not accepting ratings?
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2010
     
    Liddy, please read the Ratings Guide. Most of the ratings that are not accepted fail to meet the guidelines.
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      CommentAuthorliddy97
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2010 edited
     
    Okay, thanks for the tips. But have you seen some of the coasters I've rated? A few of them have no supports, the g's get in the 20's and it is kind of like chaos! I don't think one like this should get half the rating as something like Gaia.
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      CommentAuthorBrandonR
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010
     
    There's a perfect 10 review on this ride: http://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/944/terrorbird which, if you actually download the track, know it's utterly ridiculous. Either the guy is rating a different track or (more likely) the other account was created by that guy to pad his track's rating.
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010 edited
     
    http://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/944/terrorbird

    Both the perfect 10 rating and the 0.70 rating have been removed
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      CommentAuthorBrandonR
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2010
     
    Posted By: Ed Boxerhttp://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/944/terrorbird

    Both the perfect 10 rating and the 0.70 rating have been removed


    After riding the track, I think the .7 rating was rather generous. :)
    • CommentAuthorJetPulse
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2010
     
    Well, I'm not one to rock the boat, but I have to contest the rating on my ride "Strong Minded" by zachgrfx. If somebody is going to assign a 5.40 technical score, there should be some commentary to justify that one (especially when it is lowest technical score the ride has received out of at least 30 ratings). Also, the rate is overall pretty poor and (IMO) doesn't meet the minimal standards for the site.

    -Jet
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2010
     
    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: JetPulse</cite>Well, I'm not one to rock the boat, but I have to contest the rating on my ride "Strong Minded" by zachgrfx. If somebody is going to assign a 5.40 technical score, there should be some commentary to justify that one (especially when it is lowest technical score the ride has received out of at least 30 ratings). Also, the rate is overall pretty poor and (IMO) doesn't meet the minimal standards for the site.

    -Jet</blockquote>

    That rating has been removed. Thanks for the head's up.
    • CommentAuthorA113
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
     
    Maxlaam posted a really vague rating on my ride, Euphoria. http://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/700/euphoria

    While riding it I sure lost track of what was up and down. The color scheme was OK, but not really appealing to me.

    I think there could have been done a bit more work on the outside of the dome seeing as those were just square blocks fit together. The supports made up for that though.

    Didn't really have anything related to the tech and adrenaline, so didn't have an explanation for the T and A.
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      CommentAuthorEd Boxer
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
     
    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: A113</cite>Maxlaam posted a really vague rating on my ride, Euphoria. http://nolimits-exchange.com/coaster/700/euphoria

    While riding it I sure lost track of what was up and down. The color scheme was OK, but not really appealing to me.

    I think there could have been done a bit more work on the outside of the dome seeing as those were just square blocks fit together. The supports made up for that though.

    Didn't really have anything related to the tech and adrenaline, so didn't have an explanation for the T and A.</blockquote>

    His first statement clearly related to A. The second sentence seems to apply to T. But it has been deleted