I usually ignore most of the screens that aren't in game screenshots, although it kind of is disappointing since I don't see more of the game on this site. Welp, whatever. I only use this for chat section anyways
Even though I do agree that they shouldn't let crappy art pass through.[/quote]
A long while back, there used to be a quality control. I'm pretty sure that has phased out by now, of course.
Towards the bulk of the thread, I think it summarizes what really needs to go: this bad attitude. Basil Market has such a terrible reputation for being filled with ridiculously rude and self-entitled people, and it definitely wasn't always like that. In a way, it reflects the community of the game, too. This may just be a fan site, but it's one of the largest ones for Maple Story. The attitude problem that the masses of the site tends to have drives away many users, both new and veteran. This is probably the biggest contribution to the decline in quality on the site-- those who stuck around only post joke drawings and casually "troll" threads because no one can be bothered to emotionally invest in the community anymore.
Petition to get these overly negative people out of the screens section, they're cluttering the art they see with hurtful comments that aren't even helpful in getting the artists to improve.
No, this site does not have to be DeviantArt to allow constructive criticism from peers.[/quote]
I'll second this. The screens section is becoming rather full of jerks who find some reason to be unhappy with whatever is submitted and will whine about whatever nitpick they can. It's especially bad when a character is drawn with human proportions rather than chibi, because you have the "experts" who insist it's all wrong. It's really had for the anatomy to be wrong when the body design was referenced from a photographic pose of an actual human being.
I don't know if it's trolling, or if some people are so accustomed to anime art that they don't know what a real body looks like anymore.