Have you noticed that Nelson changed how he selects new stockpile submissions?
Before there was a competition on quality, uniqueness and popularity between submissions.
However, some time ago it changed for worse:
“Backpack Turtle” was added, a joke rather a normal item: being named wrong, looking like a default Blender sphere with no dedication on texturing and smoothing, having no other colours in it’s palette besides default green. Only positive feature about this cosmetic item is uniqueness - which can’t make an item good alone, by ignoring popularity and quality.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate natalie and their works, there are some decent submissions in their Workshop files. Why not adding them? Why did Nelson decide to accept this - a cosmetic that was not even hoped for?
this is not all, there are 3 pages of such items
And it continues.
Completely rejecting previously established concept of looking on quality, uniqueness and popularity of a submission all together, Nelson adds Lime Tracksuit.
An issue with this particular bundle is that it’s not unique, having a tracksuit which was already added in a Mercenary Bundle and in Arid Mystery Box and a fannypack, which was already implemented in an A6 Polaris Mystery Box; and not really popular - having only 1,848 visitors and 20 favorited’s.
Compare this score to Arctic Instigator’s numbers.
Even Joko himself said on the Unturned official Discord server that he was suprised that Nelson approved his bundle.
And again, I don’t really dislike the bundle. Lime Tracksuit is good for a first cosmetic bundle StolzerShiriko (a.k.a Joko) made, but as all other first attempts on making skins for this game, it shouldn’t be accepted into Stockpile, failing in competition to other submissions made by experienced users and forcing new skinmakers to develop more unique and appealing submissions, than, well, repeating tracksuit idea.
It’s not that bad though,
as I missed some information which makes my post less accurate and current submission selection less shady. There are other 2 amazing cosmetic bundles added to Unturned Stockpile in this update - Artist Bundle and Posh Hooligan, made by Flodo and SirAdy respectively - all being new figures to Stockpile.
This choice made me think: what if Nelson only chooses submissions of new people? Or maybe olds and one submission of a new creator? Or maybe he just loves funny, bright and colorful skins? Still, as I said: submission quality and it’s uniqueness should still apply.
Anyway, before ending this post I want you to look on some nice not accepted submissions:
(which, in my opinion, should’ve been accepted instead of ‘Backpack Turtle’ and ‘Lime Tracksuit’)
The Moneymaker Set by Flodo
Minesweeper by Renaxon
Previously mentioned Arctic Instigator by Renaxon
The Ledgerunner by Renaxon & Witness Protection
The Gilded Dweller by Renaxon & Witness Protection
DE:VIL Trooper by Renaxon & Witness Protection
Metalhead Bundle by Flodo
BBOT | Detonator by Witness Protection
glows in the night btw
& also countless danaby’s blowtorch skins and that one Renaxon’s Hawkhound skin. I don’t even mention how many good gun skins (like Tacticool Maplestrike, still on the 1st page) weren’t accepted.
All of this could’ve been accepted.
So Nelson, please, next time be more dedicated on choosing fresh and good looking skins. This is my only wish for this post. Thanks.