Largely accurate RPS article about JJ2+

21 Apr 2015 at 18:30
Rock Paper Shotgun

Welcome to anyone just joining us from Rock Paper Shotgun! The major misconception from RPS’ writeup that you should be quickly disabused of: actually, Jazz 2 has had a map (and tileset) editor since the day it was released, meaning we have many thousands of custom downloads for you to check out. :) Or just join an online server hosting some of them.

For everyone else reading this: hey, everybunny, we got on Rock Paper Shotgun!

- Violet CLM


Primpy on 21 Apr 2015 at 19:38

This… This is fantastic! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you I can’t even explain!

cooba on 21 Apr 2015 at 21:31

This “largely accurate” article describes the latest JJ2+ update as “0.5”, calls Jazz a “pistol-toting dudebro”, manages to find as many as “15 different modes”, as well as “pages and pages and pages of patch notes” in a single page document.

RPS is just as incompetent as Kotaku and you should think twice before giving them pageclick money.

Violet CLM on 21 Apr 2015 at 22:11

The fifteen game modes stat comes directly from the readme’s introduction. The changelog requires many, many page down presses. I don’t see a problem.

If you want to get reported on by or something, talk to them yourself.

ShadowGPW on 21 Apr 2015 at 22:20

I guess attention is good.

Slaz on 22 Apr 2015 at 15:22

Attention from the overall gaming community should be cherished if you ask me. And btw, Hi NinjaDodo (if you’re reading here)!

1: We can’t expect a random journalist to know the ins and outs of a dedicated community he/she never visited before. It usually takes new members here several weeks to months to feel ‘integrated’ or how you’d call it.

2: Even though we’re at Plus 5.0 it is still called a beta. It’s common practice to give beta versions a 0.x version number and start at 1.x for the first ‘completed’ release (unless you release in phases e.g. Stable, Beta, and Dev). So I believe calling it 0.5 is understandable confusion.

That said, calling the level editor a new feature might be a tad sloppy. Though Plus did bring new features to level designers that I believe the writer had in mind when he highlighted it.

cooba on 22 Apr 2015 at 15:34

1. No, but we can expect a person writing articles for a living to actually proofread their own article before pressing Submit.

Slaz on 22 Apr 2015 at 15:48

Yes, I agree on that part. Journalists should be thoughtful with their own articles, and not stick to a ‘been there, done that’ kind of publishing. This article seems to be rushed in such a way.

Primpy on 22 Apr 2015 at 20:01

^ At least let’s be thankful that there is an article! ;)

Roobar on 25 Apr 2015 at 05:01

Errr, most of the comments there are from JJ-ers. By the count of them, I didn’t saw many people caring about this either.

Violet CLM on 25 Apr 2015 at 08:40

The RPS article brought 772 more views than the previous day.

Jelly Jam on 25 Apr 2015 at 13:28

Understandable confusion imo
Who took that pic on the top?

Stijn on 25 Apr 2015 at 14:18

It’s from ModDB.

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