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Title: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Qayyum on August 19, 2008, 03:16:50 AM
Yeah, a very very stupid question:P. But for those who don't want to answer this very stupid question, don't read this:

In the old forum, Raven came as a guest. I wonder why? ???

I'm a newbie, so I apologize for my curiosity.
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: PatrickN on August 19, 2008, 04:29:26 AM
Yeah, whatever happened to Raven.  He kind of dropped off the radar.  It's been nearly 2 years since I talked to him on msn.  I heard he didn't have access to a computer, but then his account vanished, too.
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Joker on August 19, 2008, 04:31:02 AM
Unfortunalty Raven has left us for now. Real Life called him away. He is missed here  :'( But Im sure you are real quiet you can hear him tinkering away down in his workshop! ;)

Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: PatrickN on August 19, 2008, 04:32:43 AM
No, I'm afraid not.  The sounds of the Atlantic Ocean muffle his tinkering noise far too much for me to hear him.  I guess he is a little like me.  He did so much so fast he burned out.
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: mobo on August 19, 2008, 08:46:10 AM
No, I'm afraid not.  The sounds of the Atlantic Ocean muffle his tinkering noise far too much for me to hear him.  I guess he is a little like me.  He did so much so fast he burned out.

curious: just as i read this the radio behind me played "My my hey hey" by Neill Young, the song contains the famous line: "it's better to burn out than to fade away".

Before ha quit i had a chat with him (chat.simutrans.com). We both agreed that we don't actually play the game anymore (every game becomes boring after a while) and that doing graphics is the real fun for us. So maybe he found some other graphical challenge. However he's not a member anymore but won't be forgotten.
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: vilvoh on August 20, 2008, 08:26:33 AM
Well, as far as I know (I talked with him few days before he leave us) It was something related with his job and studies as Joker said. Anyway If Hajo has returned to the forum after a long break, why is not going to happen the same with Raven? We hope so... ::)

BTW, I'm completly agree with this statement too.
We both agreed that we don't actually play the game anymore (every game becomes boring after a while) and that doing graphics is the real fun for us.

I haven't played Simutrans for more than half an hour since a long time....
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Isaac.Eiland-Hall on August 21, 2008, 03:56:11 AM
BTW, the actual reason he was a "Guest" as opposed to a normal member was because he had the technical capability to delete his account, which he used.

Any forum administrator, for example, has that power. Otherwise, approval of forum admins must be given before an account will be deleted.

Personally, I hate account deletion, so I would not approve it outside of extraordinary circumstances...

Also, I miss Raven. :/
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: PatrickN on August 21, 2008, 04:15:28 AM
I wondered if he had deleted his own account when I saw it listed as "Guest".  I only talked to him on msn a few times, but he always seemed like a nice guy.  We all know how much work he did on several projects.  Like was said earlier, I was not expecting Hajo to return to simutrans after he retired, so there is always hope that Raven will come back to us some day.  I blame him for my 2 1/2 year addition to ogame.org. haha
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: VS on August 21, 2008, 04:13:39 PM
I heard some rumors... that he's in Iran :o Who knows.
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Raven on August 27, 2008, 09:12:17 AM
Well...

I guess an explanation is due.

Real life was a drama source some time ago, and I don't really like drama perpetuating or overflooding, so I decided to stop it right there, right then. Those days, I often used Simutrans to evade, the problem is it also prevented me to solve what was really troubling me.

Now, nearly 2 years after, a lot of stuff has come and gone.



23 years, close to 24 now.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/P2110078-2.jpg)

Still trying to get trough the two careers I'm knee deep in.

Been to many places, travelled a lot across the country.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/P1010074.jpg)

Worked in a varied sort of projects.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/P1010122.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/IMG_0003.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/P1010108.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/P1010070.jpg)

Finally got to meet some people at university, got to play some old tablegames.
Stellar crusade? Formula Dé?

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/stellarcrusade.png)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/22-01-086.jpg)


Working for an engineering bureau, for nearly 10 months now, but not yet in Iran! Madrid is fine for me.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/balcon.jpg)

Also done some pixelworks

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/rowblock-content.gif)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/industrial-content.gif)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/curzon_36_content.gif)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/2x3mansion-content.gif)

And after losing everything yet again (sigh), I got to start again with Blender.
(Here you have a wide screen wall paper)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/emdf7-st2.png)

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/emdf7-st2.png

I've recently moved to a student apartment in 82th Princesa Street, quite interesting views I must add!



Got this little jewel

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/318icabrio.png)


(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/GranCuervoRojo/P1010116.jpg)

And not much more really! Learnt a lot of things these past months, and the tinkering yards are open again.

Hope you people are fine, it's been a long while.

Best regards

PD: Sorry for closing the acount Isaac, I needed a radical change back then.
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: kierongreen on August 27, 2008, 09:24:58 AM
He returns! Welcome back!

Maybe this will encourage me to get more involved again :)
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: jbode on August 27, 2008, 09:56:41 AM
"El Fantastico" - welcome back!

;-)

Jörg
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Isaac.Eiland-Hall on August 27, 2008, 12:34:39 PM
With Hajo and Rojo back, I'd say this community is regaining some of its mojo. :D

Welcome back, sir. I missed you dearly.

And I completely understand about deleting your account - I had to do something similar at another community recently - to make a clean break with something that was taking up way too much of my time. :D
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: yoshi on August 27, 2008, 12:47:58 PM
 :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :)

Welcome back!!!
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Raven on August 27, 2008, 12:50:36 PM
Thanks people, now where to begin? I'll try to take on small projects this time, one at a time.
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Qayyum on August 27, 2008, 01:13:37 PM
Quote
And after losing everything yet again (sigh), I got to start again with Blender.
Didn't you make a backup? That will save you from these disasters ;).

Anyways, nice to see you again. I love your don't-know-how-to-say-but-it's-eye-poppingly-awesome graphics ;D.
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Ashley on August 27, 2008, 01:45:03 PM
Thanks people, now where to begin? I'll try to take on small projects this time, one at a time.

If you're interested I have a small request to make for some slightly custom graphics, to use with a little project I've been working on recently (mostly for testing initially). Should only really involve rendering something you already have though (a loco, carriage and some kind of road vehicle to begin with).

Nice to have you back though, those are some very impressive looking pixel-art houses :)
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: IgorEliezer on August 27, 2008, 02:52:21 PM
With Hajo and Rojo back, I'd say this community is regaining some of its mojo. :D

Rojo? I don't know any Rojo. :(

(LOL)

Welcome back your "self-user-profile" killer. I recognized you when I saw your photo here because I had seen "similar thing" in my MSN... ;)
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: DirrrtyDirk on August 27, 2008, 03:41:21 PM
El Magnifico is back?

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/s005.gif)
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Isaac.Eiland-Hall on August 27, 2008, 04:26:31 PM
I have a request for you to *consider*: Check out the new elevated way possibilities (roads, for example - but I think nearly all ways can now be elevated) and see if you feel like filling in a gap...

Or perhaps a series of projects that will eventually be able to be collectively turned into a basic rendered pak. For this to work, would have to choose 64 or 128 (I vote 128), and take each piece one at a time with no rush... ;-)

You know how useless I am to help you - I'm still willing, but I still don't think I manage to do much. But for anything you need me for, I'm here. :D
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: prissi on August 27, 2008, 08:26:34 PM
Wellcome back. Take it slowly.

If you like, pak64 could use a GG1 with a stripe (probably 2nd) playercolor. I did not succeed atpixeling that beast ....
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Ashley on August 27, 2008, 08:45:45 PM
I have a request for you to *consider*: Check out the new elevated way possibilities (roads, for example - but I think nearly all ways can now be elevated) and see if you feel like filling in a gap...

Or perhaps a series of projects that will eventually be able to be collectively turned into a basic rendered pak. For this to work, would have to choose 64 or 128 (I vote 128), and take each piece one at a time with no rush... ;-)

I never did finish that did I? hmm... :)
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Spike on August 27, 2008, 08:58:15 PM
Welcome back :)
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Isaac.Eiland-Hall on August 27, 2008, 09:39:56 PM
I never did finish that did I? hmm... :)

Much to my chagrin. ;-)

I found out, through experimentation, that while I was able to use existing roads to make my US road sets, that really pushed the limits of my graphical abilites... hehehe
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Colin on August 28, 2008, 11:17:06 PM
Welcome Back Mate.
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Joker on August 29, 2008, 12:41:12 AM
Wow! its good to see you again Bud!!!! Glad to hear things are a bit better now. And yes please take it eay around here. We don't wanna lose you again!


Cheers Joker

BTW Should Raven have his Devotee status put on?  ;)
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: IgorEliezer on August 29, 2008, 12:46:21 AM
BTW Should Raven have his Devotee status put on?  ;)

 ::)

Quote from: Rojo's profile says
Rojo
Devotee, Web Team

It had been done before... ;D
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Joker on August 29, 2008, 12:48:24 AM
Lol yeah I just noticed that! Im so blind!
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: IgorEliezer on August 29, 2008, 01:06:27 AM
Ah.... my glasses!... where are my glasses?!

*poking around*

 :D
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Ashley on September 19, 2008, 10:22:26 PM
Much to my chagrin. ;-)

I found out, through experimentation, that while I was able to use existing roads to make my US road sets, that really pushed the limits of my graphical abilites... hehehe

Well here, christmas has come early for you ;)

Might still be a while before I finish them though...
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Isaac.Eiland-Hall on September 21, 2008, 06:03:45 AM
Ah, that's beautiful :D

*grovels, bows, all that good stuff* :D
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: mobo on September 22, 2008, 10:26:13 AM
Grrreetings from Gerrrmany!

Nice to hear you're still around.  :)

Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: IgorEliezer on September 22, 2008, 03:28:59 PM
Might still be a while before I finish them though...
(http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=191.0;attach=599;image)

Isn't it for Pak64?

What a pity... :'(
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Ashley on September 22, 2008, 07:33:23 PM
Generally speaking, when pixel-painting, it is easier to make something in pak128 scale first, then rework it for pak64 (I learnt this through the whole MLM thing...)

The original request was for a pak128 set also :)
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Fabio on January 30, 2009, 11:49:01 AM
Well, i just discovered this thread now, i was kinda missing myself, too, at that time... i just want to say you HI Rojo, i was missing you...
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Kristian on January 30, 2009, 11:06:15 PM
\says hello too, and disappears again
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Isaac.Eiland-Hall on January 31, 2009, 01:54:01 AM
/me says hello as well and also disappears again, since it seems to be the fashion right now ;-)
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: IgorEliezer on January 31, 2009, 01:57:57 AM
*Igor waves*
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: Isaac.Eiland-Hall on January 31, 2009, 02:01:23 AM
Too late, I"m already gone agai----oh, wait. ****! So close! ;-)
/me waves back :)
Title: Re: Stupid Question : Why Raven as a guest?
Post by: PatrickN on February 09, 2009, 06:02:18 AM
We're here for a while and then we're gone in a flash.

By the time you read this, I'll be gone again.