I thought I could do it, but I can't. I can come up with a variety of reasons, but really the blame is on me. I should have seen beforehand that a contest of this scale would stop feeling like analyzing level design for fun and start feeling like a bunch of work very quickly.
I tried making schedules, I really did, but every time I tried to put myself to them I realized that I didn't really want to. This isn't the fault of the entries or the contest structure or anything along those lines. It's more that I already know what's going to happen if I don't stop now. I'm going to straddle along at a pace much lower than all the other judges. I'm going to be the one everyone will be waiting on and the reason for that would be that I actually just don't want to do this.
Now I might be taking the blame too much. I know that this is voluntary and I shouldn't beat myself down, but this is just one amongst the sea of responsibilities that I am unable to take. I can blame whatever illness on that, but in the end it's caused by bad habits and work ethic. I'm just not the kind of person who take a load of this kind, at least not right now.
So, I'm sorry to everyone who was rooting for me. I truly would have wanted to score every level and give an analysis, but it's something I can't handle right now. It's better for me to just stop at this point and be clear to everyone than to inflict damage afterwards.
I'm sorry to the other judges and Vitor Vilela as well. What they're doing is not easy.
If people want, I can give the scores I gave for the levels so far. It wasn't much though.
Welp, that's three judges that have quit by now. First Deputy, then Frost, and now Torchkas...I hope next time we'll have a little bit less VLDC entries, and judges with more free time. like me, for example =P
Also, a shame you didn't play my entry. Mine was 26, IIRC.
R.I.P. eXcavator... You will always have a place in our hearts...
Very understandable, judging a contest is a lot of work, and requires a lot of patience and free time. Both of which are things not acquired easily, especially the Free Time. Keep on trucking Torch, don't let your leaving judging affect how you spend your time on SMWC. After all, the level size is sheer in amount, I'm surprised any of the judges are following through. Keep sticking around, and do what you do.
By the time you see me, there's nothing you can do.
That's so sad, Torch. I can't believe you couldn't do it. But your life is more important than this. Move on from this huge task and enjoy the rest of your precious life If that sounded offensive, I didn't mean it like that
But do I see the first entry's score out of 1000 instead of 100?
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