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SMW - Volcano Tileset and Background by Epic_stuff, LinkstormZ
"A little remake of the tileset I made a few months ago"
I wasn't planning on releasing this port initially, but I decided to because why not!
While this is a good rip and the tileset has some good utility in it, I have to reject this, sadly. I took a long day to think. Believe or not, this was a very hard decision to make.
The main reason is how the volcano foreground looks.
While I approved other Linkstorm Z submissions, this one in particular, feels rushed. When I showed these graphics to some people, they thought that the magma stuff was grass. And when you look close to it, you see clearly this is the SMW grass pasted over the cavern tileset.
Compare this to hisothertilesets, where you see more effort. And each of the tilesets I approved convey their purpose very well. The volcano foreground doesn't do that. It has some skull decorations, which is nice, but the magma part of it looks so lazy. Maybe if he added some magma flow in the walls, changed the colors from the ground a little bit, it would look more like a volcano. The way he did the magma in the ground, anyone could make the same thing in a few minutes and call it a day.
And so, because of that, this submission breaks a core value:
"Avoid submitting simple edits to the section, unless you are absolutely sure that your simple edit: would be useful for everyone; is a general improvement over the original graphics; does not take too little time, effort and thought to be made in any graphics editor; warrants a place in the section, not cluttering it up and not making it costly to browse and filter in the process. This is a good example of an acceptable simple edit."
As I said earlier, it fails to convey the purpose it was meant, that is a volcano. Compared to other Linkstorm Z sets, this one is underwhelming and maybe if he reworks it, I could accept it, but for now, I'm rejecting this.
Also, some minor stuff, not rejection reasons per se:
- Background: your file only includes a palette for a vanilla background. While it's okay to it, you didn't include a background with this submission. It would've been better if you only selected foreground in the purpose field.
- Screenshots: you forgot to post the FG Map 16 screenshot. The background one isn't necessary, since it uses the vanilla one.