Of course we have our greats (read: most staff and helpers), but there are other people who are about as cool as they are. These people don't get the recognition they deserve, and I made this thread to do said recognizing of said people (maybe not as they deserve, but yeah.)
tl;dr - Who do you think is seriously worthy of more attention here on SMWC?
Soul2Limbo, because despite not being much active and being slightly "reclusive", his hack is one of the most impressive pieces of work I have ever stumbled across in this website. Besides, he is also a pretty nice person to talk to, even though I haven't talked to him in a while.
Lexator, because all the hacks I have played by him so far blowed me away too. I wonder why he is so much of an underrated hacker here (or at least the way I see it), because that dude seriously has quite some potential.
Logup, because he never ceases to impress me coming out of nowhere with his mind-blogging graphical stuff. He isn't as active as he used to be these days, but hey, he's still alive.
exit1337, because his hack, despite being very underrated (), is truly an enjoyable piece of work.
Marioman, because his hack has one of those swell retro feels to it (read: it overall looks fantabulous), yet I don't recall seeing many people reacting to the stuff he has shown off of his hack in the screenshots topic.
There are likely more people that deserve a mention too, but those are the ones that stand out the most right now in my mind.
Lexator: His hacks were simply awesome, and they were also very unique, but for some reason they're underrated.
Rocket Sparkster: A great music porter and hacker. Hardly anybody commented on his awesome ROM hacks that were made with only a HEX editor. He actually left the site because he felt ignored and mis-treated.
Zerio: Yeah, it may seem a little selfish to put myself on this list, but that's because that's my honest opinion. I spent lots of time on all my current hacks, and the two I released, Talikuu Quest and Super Mario - Bowser's Secret Weapon, seemed very underrated IMO. Especially SM-BSW; it seems like a really good hack to me, but it only got a score of 6.0. Maybe my other hacks will do better...
I've always wanted one of those. I should take a look on eBay at some point.
Also, the only person who really comes to mind as being underrated immediately is Lexator, as stated. He's really pumped out some very high quality hacks, but you wouldn't know it since he hardly posts about them. He just sort of submits them.
I'm pretty sure that everyone thinks that they're underrated. I feel that way too. Now let's stop it with the 'I think I'm underrated' business and get back to the other underrated people of SMWC. I can't think of anyone at the moment, but I'm not that good a judge at, well, pretty much everything.
I think I'm just as well-known as I want to be - while I'm not nearly as popular as, say, SNN, CP or Smallhacker, most people know who I am, and I think any more attention would be too much for me already.
Right now I can't think of anyone who I'd consider "underrated", though.
• Red Chameleon - Honestly, this guy is great. He submits an entire musical track (of his own compositions I might add) to the site, and even submits some of the most high quality ports I've heard and yet hardly anybody, with the exception of myself, sees him as a "Somebody" and not just an "Anybody". I myself believe I fall into the "Anybody" catagory, because anybody can do what I do... sadly.
Why hasn't anybody made ledge grabbing and crawling ASM yet?
I'm gonna agree with S.C.O.R.P.I.O.N.
Red_Chameleon and I have had spats in the past, but I think he's a pretty well-rounded user, and much more friendlier than a lot of other users. He's even helped me out with a few of my past projects.
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Foop. enough said.
He's a graphics ace, and his hack seems to be pretty decent. Still, he is quite underrated.
Agreed, after I saw his City drawn GFX, I knew he was a great hacker, but still hardly gets respect. I think many people here are underrated because they haven't had a chance to finish a decent hack, once people release them, they might actually get noticed.