Originally posted by Rockythetigre
Would it really bother them to play a level just for them?
Well, yeah, if the level sucks and/or isn't all that interesting. Another thing is that World X wasn't aimed at a very small and specific group of people (in your idea, the judges), it was aimed at the player
; if the player had enough patience to find all the exits in the sea of less-than-stellar levels from last year's VLDC, they'd be awarded the entry to a world of high quality levels with a fancy overworld map.
In this case, there would be nothing remotely
exciting as a reward for the hassle that is playing through the VLDC. I mean, sure, the judges might think the idea is fun and might even be thankful, but what about the player
? They'll probably be frustrated to find out that the ~S E C R E T
~ levels were just more average stuff. What's the poing of unlocking a grand total of 4
(four) more average levels if you just went through a whole hack composed almost entirely of exactly that?
Honestly, the issue is pretty much what GSG (aka Frost that name sucks btw ;)
) said, not to mention: Who's going to decide who designs what? We obviously want good level designers to design levels, because they're good level designers
, but I'm pretty sure that would just lead to petty fighting over the fact that X and Y didn't get to design whatever it was that they wanted to because The Big Meanies didn't let them.
tl;dr seems like a poorly thought out idea basically due to the reasons gsg aka frost mentioned