So yeah, I haven't made a MOC in almost a year now. I guess my reason for it is a lack of motivation, and a transition in hobbies. I really have had no reason to MOC, and I just haven't been in the mood. I'm always low on a certain part, and have to dig to find it, and it gets tiring, so I get bored before anything can be built. I have ideas, but I lack the real motivation to put them to form. There is also the fact that I'd be building to showcase to a dying community. The Bionicle community is dying pretty hardcore. The main reason is because we're growing older, getting sick of the community and so on. There aren't enough people to fill in the people who leave, so it shrinks. My main reason for thinking of this is when a long time friend,
left dA. It was kind of sad to see such an old friend go. It made me think of what the community has come to. And don't really say, "Oh it is, the trills," or, "Hero Factory is to blame!" Its the age factor, motivation factor, and idea factor. We were a community of very young people, but were getting older, and losing interest. I also need to mention the people taking the place of the old. Now there are some great new people out there, such as
but really, a lot of these new people aren't favourable. As a certified oldfag, I can easily say I have seen MOCers from all over the place. I've been lurking since 2008, I can easily say that I've seen the shit go down. These new people act like the older Bionicle folks were the bad ones, and all they did was fight. No, everyone got along till the head oldfags brought everyone into fighting, because they would argue for what they saw as right. These newer people, they don't do that. They scrutinize and pick on the newer builders instead of embracing them and saying hello. They stay secluded in their group of friend and shut out anyone who isn't Bionicle related. Its kind of, disgusting. This sort of stuff doesn't encourage anyone to build, or to join, it makes them want to stay away. This isn't helping the community thrive. The old community was friendly, where you could be yourself, but the newer community stresses on fitting the mold. I liked when there wasn't a mold, honestly. I liked when everyone got along, it was fun, and I enjoyed it more. Now, who am I really showing my MOCs to? Where is my audience? It isn't there, its been replaced by arrogant little punks, and my older friends. I know I'm kind of arrogant too, but I'm just out for a good time. I like to meet new people, to welcome them and see them thrive. I know that when I'm done, there will be someone who had as many watchers as me, who can take my place as someone in the community who wanted it to grow. And I'm telling you now, a lot of the new people aren't who I'm going to pick.
Now next on the reasons for inactivity is due to my change in hobbies. I find more fun in playing Yu-Gi-Oh! The reason for this is a large, friendly fan community, lots of players, online resources for playing, and the fact that I have lots of friends who play. I can always get together with my friends, hangout in my basement, drink cola, play some Yu-Gi-Oh!, laugh, and just have fun. Its a good social experience that I was missing in my life. I really do like the community, where there is positivity, and fun, and it really is great. Because of this, I just kind of, moved over to that. I spend more money on cards then Lego, and I have more fun in the long run.
Thanks for reading this wall of text, I know I was kinda, talking about this on Skype and stuff, but I wanted it all out in one place. Its been on my mind for a while, and its time someone said something about it. I hope some other people address the community, and we try and salvage this beaten horse. If you ever want to play against me in the Yu-Gi-Oh! you can find me on Dueling Network: ahollowperson, and DevPro: ahollowperson. Once again, thanks for reading.