All I want to say that it's a damn disgrace what there is happening at the moment. I discovered VP about 6 months ago and have been extremely happy with it. I own a real Addams Family table and have been playing the vp version of it quite a lot. Of course you can't compare real pinball and computer simulation but I'm absolutely amazed how well it (vp table) plays and looks.
The time and effort put into it must be huge indeed. At first I didn't really pay any attention who did it, or who did any other table whatsover. There are lots of incredible releases and that's the only thing that matters to me.
Lately, I've been reading the threads at the vp forums, and for a relative newcomer this whole thing looks totally absurd. The threads that were open to discuss about this whole issue were closed and deleted. I'd say that is very close to censorship. The whole thing seems to be driven by huge egos of some idiots who probably don't even enjoy playing pinball, but want to take glory and credit from everything and being "superior" to other table designers.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the moderators of the vp forums have never released anything worth playing. Why do they want to get involved and act like disrespectful jerks towards people like PD who has put out very advanced and complex work? I think PD is right. They're simply jealous.
Yes, and I don't know this fellow (PD) and have nothing to do with him, and he seems to have a loud mouth and be a real troublemaker. But banning him from the community... Jeez F'n Christ. That sounds like a personal vendetta to me.
If you look at the forums downloads section you see that the most downloaded tables are Addams Family, Twilight Zone, T2, Star Wars, Attack From Mars, Back To the Future and Alien Poker. All superb table conversions.
I agree there must be something going on at the vp community and I'd say the problem are the administrators. Those guys have absolutely *nothing* to do with these great VPM re-creations and still they have power to control everything.
PD, don't give up that's all I want to say to you. I don't like your posting style but I sure like your work with VP recreations. Don't let these talentless and jealous whiners make you quit.
PS: I'm not even sure if people at the forums know what happened to you. Those moderators try to kill the whole community with their censorship politics, but I'm 100% sure they can't. When people discovered what happened to you they should have courage to speak up for you, instead of kissing ass of those incompetent moderators. I know I will. I probably will get banned for posting my opinion but like I care...
Jan P. Arvedsson