Big Update Post - Nov20-2021

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Big Update Post - Nov20-2021

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You may have noticed that for the past six months or so, I have done next to nothing for Garry's Mod. Maybe you don't care, maybe you care a lot because that's the whole reason you've been following me in the first place. Regardless, this announcement will attempt to clear up what's been happening for a while.

Codename Pineapple
I've put Garry's Mod stuff to the side to make time for this new project I've been working on on-and-off since January. It's a large project and it's quite unlike anything I've done so far. Some of you might hate this new project, some of you might not, I really don't know, but it's something I want to do, so I'm doing it.
The reason it's taken so long to make any meaningful progress goes back to something I said in an older progress report:
Weekly Update - Week of May16-2021 wrote:SweptTTT Stuff
As I continue looking through my old work, I grow increasingly disappointed and disgusted with the way I did things. I did the worst shit in the worst ways and somehow got it to work. Does it work well? Hell no, but it sure is something. I took a look at what I'd done previously for SweptTTT and noticed that I neglected a lot of helpful hooks and - unsurprisingly - did everything else in the worst way I could've (editing core files). I took some time to try to spruce things up just for peace of mind, but I doubt I'll go further than this. Which brings me to...

Learning
Once again, I continued learning more and more for the project I want to work on. This project will basically require me to do everything in the best way possible so I'm trying to learn as much as I can about as much as I can to make this what I want. I still have a lot ahead but I'm hoping all of this time will result in something I'm proud of and can remain proud of looking back at it in the future.
(In case you were unaware, I post weekly progress reports on my Discord server. I also update my Trello page with the same information live.)
I want to do this project right and I want to do it right the first time, unlike the 100+ addons and bot I've made that are always broken in some way.
When the project is ready to be seen by anyone, I'm planning to do a reveal stream for it, so stay tuned for that. There is no anticipated date.

Garry's Mod Stuff
As of today, all of my addons, workshop or otherwise, will be receiving essential support only until further notice. This has been the case for a while, but I'm making it official just to let everyone know. This means that things will probably not be receiving any new features, but if any errors or problems come up, I'll get around to fixing them. As has been the case, feel free to extract and edit my addons for use on your server.
SweptTTT will remain open for the time being, even though player numbers have flatlined. The dual wielding I showcased a week ago will probably slowly be finished and released as time goes on.
I will also continue to provide help in the Help and Support subforum if I am able to.

Other Stuff
STAssistant will continue to receive bug fixes and maybe even a few new features here and there. I haven't had a whole lot of reason to dedicate a significant amount of time to this, but I have had some ideas that I might make a reality.
My website still needs a makeover, so I will also be continuing with the fourth version when I feel like it.
I also had plans to work on a chatbot to coincide with the previously mentioned reveal stream, but the API is so bad, this would probably end up being another major undertaking.

TL;DR and Wrap-Up
Garry's Mod is support-only and I will be doing a reveal stream of the thing I've been working on for the past year once it's done. There's no estimated date for this.
SweptTTT will stay open.
Progress reports will continue as they have. I will also keep updating my Trello page.
This post will be posted on my Discord server.
If you have any more questions, I'll answer them in this thread.

Thanks for reading and thanks for sticking around!
~SweptThrone •.-
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