((sorry omg ya’ll probably don’t want to hear this from me and I normally DON’T complain about this stuff but
And I already don’t want to do this.
I join OCTs so I can be put up against other competitors, so I know someone else is competing against me. I join OCTs because I enjoy that thrill. I join OCTs because I enjoy seeing how others will portray my characters as well as just seeing my characters DRAWN.
I don’t join OCTs so I can be paired up against an NPC where I know they won’t be putting anything up against me.
If SXL wanted an audition they should’ve made it mandatory along with the apps.
I would’ve gladly done an audition to GET IN. But I’m in now.
I don’t see the point of this.
Andddd I guess don’t expect any Randy comics. I’m not saying this because i’m angry about any of this. I’m saying this because without an opponent, I CAN’T find the motivation to draw comics. I need competition to churn them out, it’s just a thing I have.
I’m just so very disappointed :( I was so excited when I first joined this!
But oh well. I guess the only good thing that came out of SXL was seeing some pretty nifty characters, as well as having fun interactions here on tumblr.
I just really wanted an opponent…
This is supposed to be a tournament, after all…))
((…Well. This is the first round. The admins had to set this up like this to even out the numbers. If we had to do auditions with our apps, then it’d be unfair with some people getting more time than others etc.
The auditions have to be set up like this because of the nature of the OCT. It’s not just a group of people who can easily be paired up in even numbers, no. It’s a group of people who are further divided into factions. Factions that need to keep equal numbers too.
If you’re in this for the competition then I hope you realize that this is probably the only round that this sort of thing is going to happen, and it’s just to make sure that the thinning of numbers is fair, and not just based on apps. It’s just one round to bear with, and honestly I don’t see it as that big a problem.
If you’re willing to drop all the potential that this OCT has just because you’re not a fan of the way the first round is being conducted then… Well…))
((Oh, I realize that this is the only round that that sort of thing is going to happen. But there ARE other options for evening out the numbers. Competitors could still be paired up against each other, with a few being allowed to advance via random number generator picking out their number. I’ve seen this happen before. Granted, this wouldn’t be as fun for those who are passed along—as they would surely be disappointed to not have an opponent— so I can see why that wasn’t chosen. But I just CAN’T comic without competition. I’ve tried many times before, it’s just something I can’t do. And without competition I don’t get as creative with my rounds, and if I FORCE a comic then it just wouldn’t be very good.
It may seem stupid, but that’s just how it is for me. It’s not like I WANT to just go “OH WOOPS LOL GUESS I’M NOT DOING ANYTHING” because who knows I might very well end up trying to post something! It’s just that there’s a huge feeling of disappointment, because the competition is all i look forward to in these things. Competition is all that drives me to draw comics, and I was really looking forward to doing a comic with Randy in it again because the last one I did was like two years ago…
First round. Any round. It wouldn’t matter WHAT round it was, to be honest. Even if the first round was how I wanted, even if i was really enjoying churning out comics, even if I managed to get far in this OCT, the moment ANY round like this pops up I’d just stop. Sure, maybe I’d try to draw a page, but I honestly don’t see myself doing anything more than that.
Because there will always be other OCTs, other opportunities for me. Heck, one’s gonna be coming up in october. I’m not going to force myself to draw if I’m not going to be happy with it.
I really hope this sort of thing isn’t making me out to be a brat or something along those lines, I’m just genuinely expressing how I feel about this. To be honest I didn’t even expect anyone to reply to this. I was just thinking people would read it, shrug, and go about with their entries because it honestly doesn’t matter how I feel about this round. Just because I complain doesn’t mean it’s gonna change. I’m only complaining because I feel disappointed.))