Ok, I know I've stopped skinning for a while now, but what the hell happened? Where have all the good skinners gone and even the bad ones? WMP is not that hard to skin, one of the easier players in fact. I put frickin games into a skin it's that easy to skin for. But that's besides the point.
My point is, and it was brought about by the fact that only two people have submitted any new skins since Febuary 1st, and one of the two blows monkey chunks. I'm not normally this pissed off or aggressive, but have you seen the iPhone skin? Cheap skins like that give WMP a bad name. I mean, if the preview image shows me correctly, he hasn't even cleaned up the edges properly before uploading it. C'mon, even I did that when I made my first horribly sucky skin in MsPaint, and people that know me will testify that I'm horrifying with graphics, but at least I do them properly.
Also, can we have some f'n originality please? Nobody wants a skin that looks like a CELL PHONE! I've been seeing these f'n phone skins since early 2004, they were shit then, they're shit now. The iPhone could make a good skin if someone does it right, but so far noone's even done it for any other player right yet either. If you want to make a skin shaped like your personal cell hone, by all means go and do it. But if it's not able to compete with anything else in the gallery both graphically or codingly, don't upload it and make WMP look bad. I've made about 4 skins since BASIC5 released 2 years ago, have I uploaded any of them? NO. Because none of them were worthy of people's time, much less able to compete with anything worthy of being on customize.org It's been about 7 months since I saw even a hint of an original idea for a skin that wasn't based on a band, funky new coding element, or desktop theme.
I'm sure noone even cares about my hatred of complete crap skins that are driving everyone away from WMP skinning and over to WinAmp (Who in the hell wants a skin shaped like a box with exactly the same aspect ratio for EVERY SINGLE SKIN!?). So do everyone a favor everyone, either finish your skins before uploading them, make better skins, or don't do it at all. I know this isn't the way to spur activity back into the WMP category, but I'm just tired of seeing crap skin after crap skin, after cell phone skin, after band skin, after crap skin.
To show that I'm not a complete hypocrite, I will be releasing BASIC6 on July 31st. And hopefully another skin sometime after that.
03:44 am, Saturday, July 21, 2007 (5 years ago)