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Ringel last won the day on June 16 2020

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    Michael Ringel
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  1. Making it possbile to use every skin from the workshop without the need to pay would be the best solution in my opinion. Valve could also add a donation button to the workshop. So the skin creators would make a gift to everyone who likes the skin and uses them and if someone feels thankfull and want to give something back the person could do it with a donation.
  2. I do not fight against something. If I fight, I fight for someone else. But I would not call it fighting, it is rather a supporting act. And I learned to let god fight for me. I do not have to do it by my own. I am too limited.
  3. @st0lve Sad story.. I also entered the contest but I was able to upload my map, got it approved and made my full entry one day before the deadline. Roald also added my map to the steam mapcore mapping contest 2019 collection 1 day before. But I did not participated because of the money. When I started to develop the map I didn't wanted to take part in the contest, I had no interest at all. The project was solely made to give something truly original to the community. At some point I thought it would be great to get some more feedback. That was my only reason why I decided to take part. As I entered I also hoped someone would like my original idea and would like to develop the map together with me. I am totally fine that I was not getting into the top 10. I even took some time to give true feedback to other maps who made it into the top10 after the first phase to support them. Edit: My brother supported me and at this time financially but I didn't knew if he would continue to support me. I thought I had only one month to finish this map and then had no more time. So, I was going all in with this project. But thanks god my kind brother supported me still afterwards. I rushed with this project for no reason.
  4. Today people are concerned of the truth because it can hurt and thus tend to be fake nice instead. I can totally understand if someone don't like to hear the truth because of that. I told the bare truth which is not pleasant. They might see it as unfriendly or even agressive. But it isn't. I was aware that I will get negative and agressive comments at some point. But none of the comments made me mad, sad or personal offended. I was never agressive and attacking people personaly. I am more positive than you think. I already told that in a comment before. To make it more clear. Stop the current skin workshop system. I also said it would be better to sell the skins directly instead of having cases. Valve dig their own grave with the whole system. They can't change it without making someone mad. What Valve don't seem to like is others telling them what to do. What you can do is to stop support the system and not buying weapon cases. You need to start with one thing. I start with those who are around me. But at first with myself. This problem was in my reach. I already talked about this. - People always told me here that creating skins is just a hobby, it is not about the money and the workshop and payment is surely no job offer by Valve. So, having a skin inside the game would be awesome for itself. The payment would just be a great addition. I don't think it is a solution to the whole problem to just pay less. But it would be better than nothing to not tempt people to make skins for money. As soon as you upload anything to the cs:go workshop (Maps, Skins, others) Valve gets the right to do with them (almost) whatever they want. You have to agree with this if you upload something to the workshop. https://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/?l=english#6 Supporting a system with bad impacts. In case you bought weapon cases. As long as you don't know that your actions are wrong and what they cause no one can blame you for doing them. Good = Think and act. ========================================== In case anyone is offended by something I wrote. I want you to know that I don't mean it in a bad way. I don't have something against you in person.
  5. Seems like you do not know much about that topic. You just try to make me look bad. You can give me a stigma like Blackdog did "religious zealot" and have wrong prejudices or look closely what I wrote. But everyone started to distort what i wrote at some point. None of you could show I am wrong about this topic. ThunderKeil got mad and offensive because he was most likely personally offended and can not refute what I am talking about. So he blames me not beeing able to discuss. But honestly, there is not much to discuss. The impacts I am talking about are true. Denying them is the only way for you to not have to deal with them. Another one who is offensive and talks nonsense. I have no personality disorders. - You can not hide the truth I revealed by making me look bad.-
  6. Just a false perception of yours. What I don't like about online communication in general is that you can't see me in person. A video phone call is better but also not the same. There is still something missing. You can't hear my voice, can't look into my eyes and do not see any of my body expressions. If you could, you would see the shine in my eyes and the smile. You would see how friendly and peacefull I am. Maybe you would also feel good vibes. But the last one strongly depends on your heart condition. I do not have anything against people. Even if they are unfriendly to me. But I have something against their wrong doings.
  7. I do not fight here. Only because the others are saying almost the same does not mean it is the truth.
  8. No. My temptation was something else which has absolutely nothing to do with this or anything like that. This topic has nothing to do with me in person. It is neutral to me. I do not play the game. I went from a gamer to a "creator only" a few years ago. I do not brag with the hours I spend in the sdk. It is just an interesting information. I did not criticise the people. I stated out the bad impacts of the skin workshop. Money is not my motivator and I do not work for money. You can't buy me. I only had the donation option because one person wanted to support me a few years ago. But I had nothing and did not set up something. Some months later I thought maybe someone else want to do this and thus I added the donation link. Yes, I had not much money and every small amount of money even a 1€ donation would have helped me. But more important than that it would have been ment something because of the shown support. I am an honest person who was and is open. Also on the steam profile. I do not display me in a better light than it actually is. Was I succefull since I started to work on maps again in November 2019? Financially not. But I do not care much about that. There are truly more important things in life. Like Love itself. Which I have inside of me since I invited God into my life. Something most people miss in their life. I was going through hard times the last two years. But I did not had to support myself. God took care of me. I learned how god is. He is truly good. I had to learn alot and also made mistakes. But I am now grounded in Love and stronger than ever before. I do not fear anything and I got no sorrows at all. I learned to truly trust god and that it is all about making gifts and receiving them in god's familiy. Which I am part of since I got baptised in October 2019. I believe I am more successful than most people because I got the most precious in life. Love itself. I do not need to be entertained and no one needs to make me happy. I got true peace inside because I live in and with Love. The maps I create are very personal. They show what I got inside my heart at the time I made them. Which was and still is pure love. You want to know whether this is true? Then you can get a glimpse of it by playing my current map I still work on (bird). It has a very peacefull atmosphere. You can only feel it by walking around the map, screenshots can't give you the experience. My heart is still slightly effected, because it was broken and deeply damaged before I was baptised. I do not feel everything as I normally would and I can't see the people itself with love anymore when I look into their eyes. But this will come back with time. Going my way with god does not mean I got a happy-clappy life. I will make bad experiences like others but as I said I always got someone who takes care of me. Edit: [Edit: I have no religion. So I am not religious. Wait religion has another definition in my language.. strange) I believe in God from the bible but I am not catholic or a member of a man made church.] I did not say you need no more proof than faith. My posts are no call for help. I am in good health and happy.
  9. The amount of desperate players and skin makers has and will continue to grow due to the coronavirus. The temptation will have a much greater negative impact than before. What you do to others will come back to you. It is time to do good.
  10. I don't have the money to hire scientist who can proof this and not the time to search for as many people who are negatively impacted by this system. I also would not showcase any person. They would need to do this by their own. Like I wrote before Valve could hire scientist for this. To make sure they don't harm people with them. For me, it does not need to be proven if you got a good portion of wisdom and a wide range of understanding about how humans "function". But some people only want to believe when they have numbers, even if something is obvious. Especially when the obvious says they doing something wrong. The other things you asked should I already answered in previous posts. I don't want to repeat myself over and over again. Edit: It is funny that plenty of those who don't believe the obvious unless they have seen the proof do believe the opposite without having any proof.
  11. One part of the weapon skin workshop is the temptation of the money. I tried to explain the temptation of money better and more personal for you. Some of you play or played cs:go but are not into making weapon skins. So I highlighed that even a small amount of money can make you play more than you would and neglect other things. I would have used my time with something valueable instead of playing cs:go so much to grab a case as soon as possible. And I really didn't needed the money at all. Today I can not be tempted by this anymore and thus I would not do such a thing again. I assumed at least some of you were also playing more because of the ability to make a bit of money. Or at least were also a bit tempted. Such a small amount of money can make you behave the wrong way. So you now might have a better glimpse about how a great amount of money can impact you. Some skin creators will invest much more time because of the temptation and neglect other projects and activities. And some would never start to create cs:go skin without the temptation. This does not only have negative effect on the creators itself. Their friends and familie can also be effected. Looking at how big the community is and how little of them get supported by Valve makes this whole thing huge. It is a global problem. Like I said, this whole thing is much more complex than it seems to be. It has something like an odor which spreads to everything that is connected to it and impacts everything that comes close to it for a longer time. No one, except god, will ever know the whole impacts it has. Because it effects much more people than just the skin creators. There are some more negative impacts I did not mentioned. If Valve does not change the whole system (now I don't just mean the skin workshop but also the skins and weapon skin cases and the ability players can sell them, because it sticks to it) it will become a much greater problem. If Valve does not get aware of this and takes care they will most likely create more such systems with very bad impacts in future projects. And people who look up to Valve will copy them. It will spread and I guess already spread to others. Again a global problem.
  12. The skins in the workshop have very little to no use except those who get accepted into the game. If you would insted create a skin for a model you can use for another project lika a map instead creating such a weapon skin it will have a use. Please don't refer from one problem to another. this is solely about the problem the skin workhop has and is not to equate to those you mentioned. What you write in the spoiler box is funny. People easily blame others to be mad or angry because they give criticism. I am absolutely not mad, offended or angry. I communicate without bad feelings. It is a very bad manner to say and write something while you have bad feelings. Because you easily say something you should not say and are not perfectly able to think straight. If I get feedback or constructive critisism I usually wait and think about it before I react. And I usually don't get mad or angry but still do this. It is very very hard to make me mad or beeing offended. And I was angry a very few times in my life. Not direclty to a friend. I think about almost everything and reflect all the time. I try to catch the whole thing. Not just what you see at first and second glance. My world is not only about me, I really care about others. I don't judge people, I try to understand them. Sometimes I also get in touch with people who got greater problems. Many "normal" healthy people who do many things they think are OK but in reality they causes harm with those minor thins to others, a former drugdealer, a rich guy who had bad and fake relationships and so on. Last time I talked to a beggar instead of just giving him money. I talked with him and now know his situation. What you write in the spoiler box is funny. People easily blame others to be mad or angry because they give criticism. I am absolutely not mad or angry, I give constructive criticism and feedback without bad feelings. It is a very bad manner to say and write something while you have bad feelings. Because you easily say something you should not say and are not perfectly able to think straight. If I get feedback or constructive critisism I usually wait and think about it before I react. And I usually don't get mad or angry but still do this. It is very very hard to make me mad. And I was angry a very few times in my life. No it is not. Can you really not see the differences? It is not very wisely to say that there are also other problems of the same kind and thus this problem does not matter. If you can eliminate a problem you cause there is one less. If everyone would eliminate the problems they cause we had none. Everything you do to others causes an impact. No matter how little it is. And you should take responsibility for everything you do. Valve created this system that has a great temptation which leads to act people how they should not act. They could change the system so it will not be as much negative as before. Or make a new one with none negative impacts. They could hire specified scientist, not just a financial consultant to create systems or change such systems like the weapon skin workshop or the weapon case itself. Many years ago someone got angry at me and pushed me, so I pushed him back and he surprisingly felt. I was able to place my foot behind his head. If I wouldn't have done this he would have felt with the back side of his head on a very hard not well rounded edge. I would have harmed him. If you push someone like I did most of the time nothing really happens. But the more often you push someone the higher the chances that you do harm to someone. This aplies to all bad things you do to others. Also to the temptation of the skin workshop. You might not see the money temptation as something bad, but it is. Especially because the community is that big that you can be sure it greatly impacts some people negatively. I know your own responsibility ends at some point. Example: If you make a butter knife and someone else uses it in a fight. Then it is clearly not your fault. But this example is something completely different and can't be compared to the subject here. It does. And it also effect people who got their things more or less right. But most likely not that much as someone who has greater problems. It is the same with the weapon skin cases. There are some healthy people who played the game much longer and more often when a new case came out. Because they wanted to get them, sell them and make money. When I studied I knew one healthy guy who did that and I also was effected by this. Today such a thing can't effect me anymore. But in the past I should have spend the time with something else. It is just a little impact. But a bad one. Even normal people do such things and often neglect more important activities because of this. It is not directly Valves fault that I was affected by this but the system they implemented got a bad smell which tempts people and makes many people act like this. If they would just sell the skins instead of having cases and skins players can sell themself, there would be at least one temptation less. In my opinion there is no need that players can sell skins. Especially because this is a game. Money should not be of any interest for the players. Money has bad impacts. Again, this is not about the whole workshop. Just the cs:go weapon skin workshop. There are some distinct differences.
  13. No. My points I stated in the main post remain. No. I don't tell Valve what they need to do. But if they would ask me what I would do in their situation I would tell them there are better ways to support content / skin creators without such negative side effects. Like by searching for hobby or self-employed artists and hire them for one ore more projects. They would still support artists and would be able to gain a high variety of skins without producing thousands of skins without true use. Off course this would make some workshop skin creators mad. But I would do it nevertheless. I could not live with the knowledge that people get tempted and also harmed by the system I initiated. This topic is much more complex than it seems to be. I am aware that plenty of people can't or don't want to comprehend the negative side effects. I also know the current system has more positive effects than I wrote. I try to keep everything I write as short as possible and only fill it with the most important. I made this topic here because I was interested what other people think about the cs:go weapon skin workshop.
  14. @Radu Yeah that would be a crazy gamble. It could help to not pay as much as Valve do. The amount of money they pay seems too large for me. But they already paid large. If they would start to pay only 2000$ per accepted skin some people would probably go super mad. Although it is still a good amount of money. At least for me.
  15. I know the benefits of creating stuff, like learning something, build a portfolio and so on. Everything of those can you get without the csgo skin workshop. The only unique thing this workshop offers is that you can get your skin into cs:go. It needs wisdom and life experience to understand this. But you will never know how it feels and how strong it is if you haven't experienced something similar.
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