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#1 Blackbolt

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 11:55 AM

Hello everybody. Ok so here is the deal. When I started skinning a few years ago, I had loads of free time, just come out of college and was able to spend hours each day working away. When I began MC360 on December 29th 2005. yes that long ago, it seemed like a couple of months project. Obviously it turned from that into something bigger. The time I spent on MC360 caused a lot of problems for me and I made many sacrifices to spend the time and energy working on the skin and site. But in the past month, its becoming more apparent that I just can't keep doing the skinning work at the moment.

So, what I am doing today is in effect going into open retirement from skinning. I don't want to say I won't come back eventually to complete the skins I had planned to do, but I don't see myself doing them any time soon. I know that some people will be a bit miffed because I had promised to bring the eX skin and also the THREE skin to life, but I can't see a way to complete them effectively in the near future. Our current skins will still be on the The official XBMC Skinning SVN, which also houses many other new skins like Vision, xTV and Clearity. Jezz_X is still very much a major part of the skinning world and will hopefully continue to be for a long time to come.

I would like thank every single person who has helped Team Blackbolt and also the members of the team who have helped along the way. Thanks to Jezz_X for all the coding he did, which was ALOT and to Team XBMC for creating the best application EVER. Hopefully I will be back one day, maybe if XBMC ever sees light of day on the 360. Well till then, See Ya!

- Blackbolt

Edited by Blackbolt, 20 April 2007 - 05:29 PM.


#2 Drewcool

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:32 PM

Don't worry man, we're all jumping trains just to survive. You do what you have to and no one will (should, damn pussies) hold it against you. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to an awesome skin. The X-Box Classic skin that Jexx_X updated is pretty sweet too. :)

No worries about the planned stuff, life is life and plans aren't static. So it goes. Anybody who feels any different should spend the night (PDT) writing a research paper on Pearl Jam's eponymous album and see how they feel afterwards and read anything by the late Kurt Vonnegut 'cause he's a damn talented writer.

Kudos to the XBMC Skinning SVN camp also! I was able to rig up a custom build.bat that lets me include the newest builds of some of the newer skins directly from the SVN. Well, as long as I remember to update first, still working on scripting that.

I digress, adios Blackbolt and may you have success in all of your future endeavours.
(Including a yet-to-be-announced skin that will be your return to XBMC skinning fame! ;p )

Yours in idiosyncratic; realist; insomnia,
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#3 warius

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:08 PM

Thanks for all the effort you put in!

MC360 is a fantastic piece of work!

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 01:25 PM

T.T

Thank you for everything you have given us.

Edited by throwingks, 15 April 2007 - 01:26 PM.


#5 wvstephens

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 02:40 PM

Hey first of all thanks for a great skin I could not ask for anything more than MC360 you really out did your self. I was looking forward to the new skins but hey such is life. What would be great would be for you to release the source images etc.. for the eX skin that way maybe someone could pick up where you left off. If no, thanks anyway and hope life treats you well and hope you come back again from time to time.

#6 Rotfloljfk

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 03:28 PM

That seems to happen to everyone on these forums....

(UIX, Zsnexbox, and now BB)

#7 ILLusions0fGrander

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:30 PM

The work youve done has been great, hope real life is getting busy in a good way biggrin.gif

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:47 PM

See ya.

Also - ALOT is actually spelt A LOT wink.gif

Tus!

#9 Darkjasper

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:50 PM

Thanks for all the great skins and work you have done.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:06 PM

Enjoy your Iced Teas and long naps, Retirement is a nice long rest for a job well done, and your job was a very well done one indeed!
Take it easy Mr. Blackbolt and all the best for the future! And thanks for the damned amazing skin that is MC360.

#11 guvna

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:15 PM

Just wanna say thanks for all the hard work you've put into skinning for xbmc. I know that my xbmc isn't complete without your skin.
I wish you the very best for the future and hope to see you again on the scene one day.


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Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:18 PM

I would also like to say thanks for the phenomenal MC360 skin (the most impressive skin to date). I think we all appreciate your hard word, as well as the other team members. Sad to see another withdraw from the scence cause of that pesky "real life" that keeps getting in the way tongue.gif tongue.gif

#13 shizzle01

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:21 PM

thank u for everything and hope u will be back some day

#14 o0oFoXo0o

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:27 PM

Hallo @ll !

Thank you for the great work you done!

Your MC360 is my absolute favorite skin for xbmc.

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Posted 15 April 2007 - 05:57 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

have a happy retirement man, thanks for the kick ass skins.




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