Hello there Roblox texture artists who are looking for my feedback on the new wood materials, WoodReviewer here to take a look at the recent Roblox materials update that was announced back in December, but whose initial test build was recently released on GitHub. You can find more details on this on the Dev Forum. Obviously I only care about the wood and wooden planks textures, and I will talk about the pros and cons on both new textures, but before I get underway with giving a well thought out opinion on these new materials, I need to get something out of the way quickly: I hate the new wooden plank texture.
I HATE THE NEW WOODEN PLANK TEXTURE
I hate the new wooden plank texture. Now I will be the first to admit, I can be a bit nitpicky at times and may just offer vague suggestions on how to fix something or what is wrong, but I just hate this new wooden plank texture. Why? Well, to explain let me illustrate my issue with a picture.
Here is an image of two 10 stud longs by one stud wide bricks, one being smooth plastic, the other being the new wooden plank texture.
Now I have one question for you, dear readers, what is this absolute abomination on the side of this plank texture?
Hello there excited virtual RDC participants, WoodReviewer here, and today I am taking a look at the RDC 2020 virtual picture place thing. Honestly I wasn’t paying much attention to RDC this year because it was mainly built around Discord and honestly, I don’t really like Discord. There isn’t anything wrong with it really, I just get tired of talking to people after like 5 minutes and then leave with my social interaction quota met for the day and don’t come back for a week. And then to top it off Discord decided to stop sending me pings on Sunday so I kind of missed everything that went on that day, so there wasn’t really much for me to talk about for this RDC.
That is, until I saw the benches in the photo place.
Hello Fifteam. Its me, WoodReviewer. Did you think I was done with you yet? Sure, this may be part 10 of this egg hunt review, but it is not over. No, it is not anywhere near being over. Ever since the rumors of last years egg hunt being the last custom made egg hunt, I stopped making more reviews. Because I knew that with the next egg hunt I wouldn’t have that much to review, so I saved some more for you guys. So with that in mind, sit back and enjoy part 10 of my look at the 2018 Egg Hunt. And before you ask, no, this is not the final part.
The first new issue I saw was on this sign above the theater with wooden planks. For now, I’m going to ignore the vertical supports on the sides of the wooden panels, since it can be aregued the panels are attached to the front of the planks. I’ll even ignore the wooden panels themselves for not having the correct vertical wood grain since they are a bit taller than they are wide, and just focus on the top face of the wooden planks. Not just the sign panels, but the large wooden beams below them. They all have horizontal wood grain, yet the wood grain on the top face goes from the front to the back of the wood. The top face should follow the front faces and also go horizontally so the wooden planks look like, well, planks.
Hello Roblox devs who still get upset over the Bloxys being a popularity contest despite the fact that every public voting contest is literally a voting contest, WoodReviewer here today to take a look at the 2019 Bloxy Awards/Stage/Gaming Room thing. Yup, instead of just a poorly lit stage area, this year Roblox gave me an entire theater to make fun of them for having terrible wood grain at. Unfortunately I was unable to watch the Bloxys live as I was away from my computer dealing with some fire wood that desperately needed to be burnt, and I needed to do it. Anyway how was the theater?
Hello underage candy beggars of Roblox, WoodReviewer here, today taking a look at the lobby for the 2018 Halloween event place hub event thingy, Sinister Swamp by Beeism, TheShipArchitec, FutureWebsiteOwner, awesxome3, and Aotruo.
Seeing as this is just a small hub world for the various other games in the event, I initially did not have much hope for it. Not in terms of having proper wood grain, no, that hope was long gone. But my hope was that this review would be a bit shorter since everytime I do a review featuring Beeism I can see the storage limit I have on this site move a considerable amount, and I was hoping that this review would not be the size of a short novel by the time it was done. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. It is closer to two short novels.
Because of that, I have decided to do a short abridged review of this game, in which I state the problem with the wood grain and then post all the examples where it occurs, but despite that this will still be a fairly long review. So with that out of the way, lets start with the first issues,
IMPROPER VERTICAL WOOD GRAIN
Yes, the most common example of improper wood grain, for all of these examples the piece of wood in question is vertically, or mostly vertically, holding up some mass, but the wood grain isn’t going from the base of the wood to the top, but rather wrapping around the wood. One of the most obvious examples of this is on the supports behind the fake Hollywood western set pieces scattered across the map.
Hello egg hunt experts who stumbled accross this review thinking that it was an actual guide to the egg hunt but are now disappointed that this is just a short novels worth of words rambling about how much the builders of the 2018 Egg Hunt suck at using wood grain properly and are now both equally confused and curious if this is just a massive joke or a cry for help, WoodReviewer here again, again taking a look at the 2018 Egg Hunt, and again taking look at the third world in the game, Hardboiled City. While for most reviews getting to the ninth part of a review should require some serious padding onto the reviews, to the point where to get to 9 parts my review of the 2016 Egg Hunt would require 5 blog posts with one example of improper wood grain per post, and 4 purely text filler posts, this years egg hunt has been more than capable of provide a ton of content highlighting the low-quality of the wood grain.
So, what exciting example of improper wood grain will this post start out with? These chairs. I believe they are either very similar, or of the dame design, as some of the chairs in Eastarbuy Canals. If they aren’t, then they still have the same improper horizontal wood grain on the vertical supports for the back of the chair and the chair legs. And even if they are the same chairs, they are still improper.
Hello police role-players of Roblox, WoodReviewer here for part 8 of my look at the 2018 Egg Hunt. No link this, as I can see how many times people click on outbound URLs and no one has clicked a single link for the past 3 days despite getting hundreds of views. So go find the egg hunt yourself.
Anyway, today’s featured world in the Egg Hunt is World 3, Hardboiled City. Before I start this review, I want to clarify what Hardboiled City is. Hardboiled city appears to be some type of New York/Chicago-lite place, with tall buildings, dock yards, mobsters, and large hotels. So basically it is a realistic place, not a wacky place like Wonderland grove. The point is it is a realistic place, so it should have realistic wood grain.
The wood grain on this bookshelf is not realistic. The grain should be vertical, going from the bottom of the bookcase to the top. I believe I had similar issues with bookcases in the Library, Merlin’s Swamp, and another world or two. The point being, bookcases are not well done in this years egg hunt. In addition to the bookcase, the small desk in front of me also had several cases of improper wood grain. One was the actual top for the desk, whose wood grain should stretch from one side of the desk to the other, not from the front to the back. In addition, the deck legs were improper. This is also one example of why unions are bad; the union for the chair legs combines both the legs and the lowest horizontal section together, but this means either the horizontal section or the chair legs have improper wood grain. This is also why I dislike auto-wood grain fixing plugins, as they are unable to detect when builders do this with unions.
Hello bootleg Mouse Trap players of Roblox, WoodReviewer here to take yet another look at the 2018 Egg Hunt by Fifteam. This is my 7th review on the 2018 Egg Hunt, which has so far taken a look at 2 main worlds, the hub world, and now 2 sub worlds. This has been a very long and overly detailed journey, and with the egg hunt ending in 2 days it is sad to think it is over so soon. But worry not; there are still 3 more main worlds, 3 more sub worlds, and 1 more extra world to review. So anywhere between and 10 more posts to come on it. Maybe more. Probably more. Honestly, the though of doing a 14+ part review on one game seems pretty silly to me even now, but oh well, the improper wood grain needs to be called out.
Today I am taking a look at Stein’s Lab, which is a fairly short boss fight but still has several examples of improper wood grain, despite the fact there are only like 3 wooden assets in this entire world. First, lets start off with some good news: This small crate was correct.
Hello over-zealous candy lovers of Roblox, WoodReviewer here for what has turned into my longest review ever, both blog count, image count, and word count wise. And after this post, I’ve still only reviewed less than half the game. As much as I do enjoy bashing the 2018 Egg Hunt I do believe that this is just a bit excessive.
The bad wood grain, I mean. That is excessive. These blog posts calling out the improper wood grain are 100% necessary and not at all overkill, no matter how much writing them all is killing my non-existent social life. Today I am continuing my look at Easterbury Canals, continuing where I left off last time by looking at more chairs with improper horizontal wood grain on their legs and back supports. Of course, these chairs are different from the previous sets of chairs I’ve looked at in this map so far, but they still have the same issues as the previous chairs. In addition to the chairs having improper wood grain, the support for the table also has improper wood grain, with horizontal grain instead of vertical wood grain.
Hello chocolate bunny lovers of Roblox, WoodReviewer here for yet another look at the 2018 Egg Hunt in what is a seemingly endless amount of blog posts on this one event. Today I am taking a look at the Easterbury Canals world. Also, spoiler alert, but tomorrow I will still be taking a look at Easterbury Canals because there is just too much improper wood grain to easily fit it into one post without my site lagging. I mean, I could do a 22 image blog post, but that just seems excessive, even for me.
So where should I start this blog post? How about right at spawn. Looking at a doorway, noticing improper wood grain all without having to move a single inch. No, this is not Deja Vu from the library, the developers just love making my job too easy by letting me point out the same issues in multiple areas. If you want to see the issues with the door, go back and ready part 1 on the library.