What is the meaning of bland levels

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What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby laxutraly » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:43 am

Sometimes I heard the obtained "bland levels", What is the meaning of this?
Is this mean that the level is not good or boring?
Sorry if that's a stupid question

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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby Rhosty » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:34 am

I'm guessing it's similar to "vanilla levels" or levels with no custom gfx or music

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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby Enjl » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:16 am

A bland level is an uninteresting level that is not fun to play due to its lack of content. It has nothing to do with what was suggested in the previous post.
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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby Cedur » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:23 am

Blandness and vanilla often coincide because lazy beginner designers choose to not use custom graphics anyway. It's not the definition though.

bossedit's video "what to not make in SMBX" should give you enough of an idea.
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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby Sancles-Chan » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:20 am

Cedur wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:23 am
Blandness and vanilla often coincide
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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby Nichijou Critic » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:01 pm

This thread is also useful for me because i thought bland levels were levels without BGO's.
I remember it so you don't have to? i guess...

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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby Electriking » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:01 pm

SimmondsSuperSponge wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:01 pm
This thread is also useful for me because i thought bland levels were levels without BGO's.
Not having BGOs doesn't help the situation.
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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby Nichijou Critic » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:11 pm

Electriking wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:01 pm
SimmondsSuperSponge wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:01 pm
This thread is also useful for me because i thought bland levels were levels without BGO's.
Not having BGOs doesn't help the situation.
So that means that not having BGO's in a level doesnt makes it bland?
I remember it so you don't have to? i guess...

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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby Hoeloe » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:42 pm

It doesn't necessarily, no. You can have a level that is not bland and has no BGOs, but also a level that IS bland and is full of them.

Blandness is about design, not visuals.

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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby Cedur » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:26 pm

SimmondsSuperSponge wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:11 pm
Electriking wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:01 pm
SimmondsSuperSponge wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:01 pm
This thread is also useful for me because i thought bland levels were levels without BGO's.
Not having BGOs doesn't help the situation.
So that means that not having BGO's in a level doesnt makes it bland?

That's not what Electriking is saying. You could make a visually appealing level without BGOs (especially in castles, factories, other unnatural settings), but they're still important for good visuals.
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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby cato » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:47 am

Flatland with enemies.

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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby Idunn » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:49 am

Cedur wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:23 am
lazy beginner designers choose to not use custom graphics anyway.
Guess I'm a lazy Designer, I often love making Levels without cgfx.

It's not that i hate using them, but having some non cgfx Levels is pretty nice as well.
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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby 1AmPlayer » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:58 am

Idunn wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:49 am
Cedur wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:23 am
lazy beginner designers choose to not use custom graphics anyway.
Guess I'm a lazy Designer, I often love making Levels without cgfx.

It's not that i hate using them, but having some non cgfx Levels is pretty nice as well.
Vanilla levels are good, it's just that some stuff are more limited than the others if someone is sticking to just one style.

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Re: What is the meaning of bland levels

Postby Cedur » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:50 am

Please pay attention to mathematical logics guys, my statement implies absolutely nothing about the converse.
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