I received your Pm Zesty.
Once i opened it, you started this new thread before i had time to answer, within a few hours.
Right here you write:
if Dendwaler has the time to work on this age now, he is most welcome to help Doobes.
What? .. i started the building, back in 2013 when Wam asked me to do that.
And now i am forced to stop, hand it over to Doobes and start helping Doobes on behalve of a selfinstalled projectleader ?
No way thats going to happen.
So i had to overthink how to respond on your PM.
Its hard to explain my feelings about this, especialy because English is not my first language.
as you can see i started this project after my dear friend Wamduskasapa passed away in February.
i did not know about your involvement.
i knew it was someone, but i didn't know it was you. so sorry about that.
At first glance it seems reasonable to accept this excuses.
Unfortunately i know that it is not true.
You did know i was the builder because Dulcamara told it to you TWICE!
First time after she received the files in 2016, because she had recognized the copied coding from turtle isle.
But you did not believe her and you did not accept that Wam could not use Blender, when she told you.
Then you continue:
however the most important thing right now is to continue and finish the project.
i approached Doobes and he said he has the time to do it now.
(if i knew that you worked on this age, i would contact you first).
Dulcamara told you again that i was working on it or at least did work on it.
and still you did not contact me first.
However you continue your PM in a much better more acceptable way:
so Dendwaler, do you have the time to work on it right now ?
if you do have the time to work on BLUE GARDEN now and finish it, then that's great news.
you can count on me and Doobes to help you with it.
if not, i think it would be only fair to give the material to Doobes so that he can finish the age.
he started working on it, but i fear he feels discouraged now.
please let me know as soon as you can. thanks.
There you stated your offer to help me, instead of the other way around, a much better approach.
That implies that I will still be leading and build it in my own speed.
So its not "starting" and "finishing" but continue_ing in the way i already did.
Its not about including me in your project, its about including you into our project.(Our = Wam and Me)
I accept no pressure from you or anyone to finish it "soon" in either way.
Its ready when it is ready.
And since i am the only builder, nobody rules my Time.
This might easily take me another few years , i have a family life and i am mortal too.
The Cathedral costed me 3 years to build, 5 hours a day, on daily base.
The Blue Garden will not be less work.
I might need help from time to time, it depends on how to progress.
I don't need buildinghelp from Doobes if its completely builded in 2.49b of Blender as it is now.
However if it has to be build for the Gehnshard this has to switch to Blender 2.79 or (2.78 for Korman.)
I might fall back on Doobes experience on this point.
Using Blender 2.79 itself is not an issue for me.
I probably still can't use the shadowmaps Doobes made, because this area is different in texturing anyway and there are new objects in it.
I was hesitating to use Korman again, because i failed with its former version in realation with animating and the shortcomings related to
what is done in 2.49b by scripting.
I also would like to be able to use more then 1 page instead of the "mainRoom" alone for several reasons.
Anyway Korman can be used perfectly as long its a static age, as it formerly was.
Storywise i might need help, but not yet now, i have plenty to do for many many month.
and i can use a cooldown period.
To end this post i will reveal a snippet of a PM from Wamduskasapa to me
It might clear up some things for you.
- Show Spoiler
I cooperated with Wam and helped him, it was a slow process.
I promised not to post nor share any builded content to others.
It was his privalage to post or share whatever he wanted. (may be he did with you.)
This was to give him the max fun in creating the Blue Garden.
I still keep that promise,
i did not let him down,
i still build
and I do share nothing with others.