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Andrew Hussie has Apologized + Given Credit - TL;DR version

whethervane:

for the long post which explains things in more detail, go here.

Basically: Hussie referenced/somewhat ripped off a design that me and my friend rukafais made 4 years ago and didn’t credit or consult us before doing so. We got upset about it, a bunch of people spread the word, and now we’ve finally got closure! Hussie has made a post on the News section of MSPA’s site:

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and directly apologized to me on Twitter, mentioning Ruka in his apology:

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he also explains his train of thought in these things, which I’m glad about.

Personally, I’m very glad he finally responded! Please spread this post or the long one depending on what you’re comfortable with, and let people know that it’s basically resolved!

mspaintadventureswiki:

The update is officially back on site, with the proper Caliborn site theme now, and it appears to be completely stable.

Welcome back, everyone. (Again.)

And thank you very much to Hussie and his team for buckling down and getting those server issues solved today.

Might as well reblog this to add my commentary instead of making Yet Another New Post: Hussie has posted on the MSPA site news, with some important info about his plan going forward:

Firstly, while not part of a “plan” per se, more server crashes are expected for the first few updates. As for the actual plan…

  1. Post a new page as a test (that went very well)
  2. Post a bunch of pages on the 17th and 18th (18th and 19th now, due to how the events went down)
  3. No updates until 10/25
  4. After that, nothing once more until 11/1, at which point regular updates will resume following a schedule Hussie will share with us on that day.

The update is officially back on site, with the proper Caliborn site theme now, and it appears to be completely stable.

Welcome back, everyone. (Again.)

And thank you very much to Hussie and his team for buckling down and getting those server issues solved today.

Where has the update gone?
Anonymous

mspaprohpet:

This update was a test (and you failed) to see what the website needs to accommodate the real gigaupdate.

This is why Rachel told us to remind her to pick up some Chamomile Tea on Friday instead of Thursday.

So, the update got taken off of the site, likely because of how badly we crashed the server. If you still want to experience it, it’s just recently come to our attention that a duplicate webpage has been created, so you can even have the full experience instead of just looking at screenshots and gifs!

imgoodisher:

In case anyone wanted to know exactly how long the homestuck gigapause lasted


Thank you, this is very helpful!

imgoodisher:

In case anyone wanted to know exactly how long the homestuck gigapause lasted

Thank you, this is very helpful!

Exacerbating the already unwieldy hype is the last thing I want to do,

but the Gigapause ended with the beginning of Act 6 Act 6 Act 3 at 4:22pm GMT-4, making the duration a grand total of 365 days, 8 hours, and ~49 minutes.

The update is only one page, and while the MSPA server was down within five minutes of the update, the cdn server that hosts the images is still holding strong. The latest update image can be accessed here. The page title reads ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 3, and the caption reads WELCOME BACK.

"please be respectful of the fact that Hussie is a very busy man" I don't want to start a fight but I feel like people have a right to be agitated and a bit impatient. Hussie said that Homestuck would be finished in 2013 but keeps changing the date. I feel like part of the reason is because a lot of the people who have a voice try to quiet the fanbase and say it's wrong to feel upset, which takes off the pressure and leaves Hussie free to start more "secret projects" and push back HS even more.

It is not wrong to feel upset; however, one must be careful not to have a feeling of entitlement. Homestuck is free. We do not pay for it. So we are not in a position to make demands of its output rate. Hussie referred to this matter when he prioritised the adventure game. Which was the right thing to do, as he said, because it is something people actually paid for.

Hussie may have made the estimate that HS would end in 2013, but then, he also once estimated that it would only be a year long (and hoped it would not be more than two). Even without side projects, HS has consistently expanded far beyond his expectations at every stage, both due to its experimental nature and the fact that things just always take longer than expected.

Long story short, it’s reasonable to be a little antsy, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be respectful of Hussie’s right to not have to dedicate every waking second to producing content for the voracious fanbase.

Homestuck does not (quite) run in real time.

Due to recent tags, replies, and reblogs, I feel it necessary to again remind the fandom that the kids are not, in fact,  eighteen years old right now. The in-comic current date is 4/13/12.

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Jane's page changed too, at least I don't think it said "the 11th of November, 2011" before this?

Actually, it always looked like that. At this point I’m just thinking the purpose was to fully establish the timeframe for future archive readers. Karkat’s page, for obvious reasons, has not been changed.

-Mod Aepokk