But seriously, this place has had the biggest impact on me, and I gotta say, showing my daughter random JK levels I used to love and exploring them together is the best feeling. I actually got a hold of Brian to just tell him thanks for making this place, and he reset my old account's password and invited me to share some stuff I made recently.
Long story short, I'm a full-time indie game developer who used to work at The VOID, a location-based VR company based out of Utah. I helped make Secrets of the Empire, with my contributions being texture and avatar work (lemme tell you, I think one finger on the Stormtrooper models had more polys than the entire JK stormtrooper 3DO). It was wild talking to the people at Lucasfilm and helping make an imperial base, because in some ways it felt just like JK editing. I felt like a kid again!
Eventually my side project took off, which was a 3rd person exploration game about a fox called The First Tree. I was eventually able to publish on console, and it made enough money for me to quit my job. It still blows my mind that this is real... and it's all because of the passion and determination which started right here on this website. I love that everything is still up and running here, because it holds a special place in my heart and I love revisiting it.
Anyway, I made a video about Massassi. It's a retrospective on my JK editing career. It's kinda self-deprecating in a funny way, but I wanted to encourage other game developers and tell them that it's a long road to get good at something. I still feel like I suck at all this, but you just keep going and learning and improving, and eventually... you realize you've somewhat "arrived".
Here's the video: https://youtu.be/ciMdRTI5KwE
P.S. I'd love to give away keys for The First Tree to any Massassian who wants it. I just need a platform and the region you live in, and I'll PM one to you.