Martian: I never called him a thief, just questioned his "inspiration" for the extreme resemblance to baleur's mod (and I have not been the only one who noticed), if you have not inspired Baleu's mod simply been a coincidence, my apologies by the error.
Nadia911, your apologies are accepted. My apologies to you in return.
I understand that we all make mistakes. But different mistakes have different consequences. A kid who mistook his left and right shoes is cute and funny, but a judge making wrong decision at a trial is not.
Of course, we are not at trial and you are not a judge. Nevertheless, with amazing carelessness you allowed yourself to make categorical public judgement on person you don't even know and whose reputation you were so easily ready to damage.
Really, look at your message again:
"All images of the planets are exactly the same as the Baleur mod with a slight variation of color ...
How did you come to such conclusion? Did you actually try both Baleur's mod and mine?
Or did you just compared his preview and mine?
OK, if so let's compare preview:
Do you really think that "All images of the planets exactly the same", "with a slight variation of color..." ?
As far as I can see the only thing inspired from Baleur's mod is round shape of planets...
But maybe you were not talking about atmospheric effects but planet's surface ONLY? And you meant similar patterns like this?:
Then but how about my very big first post where you actually could find my mod preview? After you could so easily find similarities between Baleur's mod and mine I can't believe you couldn't see similarities on this and 6 others huge planet previews:
This preview clearly shows original Distant Worlds planets and my moded version. I guess then, Elliot also had stolen planets images from Baleur...
Forgive me Nadia, please, but of course after such things I started to doubt either your sincerity either your mental health. (Another, very unlikely, option was that you were just a 3 years old kid).
Before, I already clearly said that I didn't use Baleur's mod at all. Not as reference, nor as inspiration. I even didn't know about it unless he himself mentioned.
So when you quoted me:
"I used real space photos and some great sci-fi art for inspiration"
"and Baleur's mod... "
you really just strengthened my doubts. I took it as you were claiming that I said a lie. You even used this mark . (If I understand correctly this sign means "Shame on you" or something like that).
I was amazed: Do you know me well? Were you near my computer when I was making this mod? Then, how can you so easily make statements which publicly humiliate another person? Do you usually approach someone on the street and do the same?
Yes, the internet gives us some anonymity in communication but it doesn't mean we should have no responsibility for how we treat others online. If you see my posts on this forum you can notice that with friendly people I am always friendly and respectful. But I am not a diplomat or pacifist. If I receive a disrespectful attitude or snooty calumnies I respond accordingly. Same way as I do in real life.
Forgive me this platitude but I believe that "civil community", which Erik has mentioned, is not about being formally polite, but being genuinely respectful to each other. I am sorry for treating you like a "very fat troll", but you treated me like liar or thief first.
Anyway you disrespected me repeatedly, instead of having tried to explain the case.
I'm surprised that the moderators tolerate this sort of things...
Well, I don't want to start again, but I can say exactly the same about you and Baleur.
Generally, before judging someone it is your responsibility to figure out the case by yourself, instead of blaming him for not explaining you why you shouldn't have accused him, don't you think?
That's all, good luck with your mod and continue with your great inspiration.
Thank you! I am very glad that we can communicate now as "civilized" people and I wish you all the best too.
I hope Baleur also will find enough courage and respond to my offer.
< Message edited by Martian -- 1/14/2013 2:25:41 PM >