Hey, everybody. I'm Lugical (robloxknight2000 was my former username), and I'm writing this as a kind of mini-PSA. This is from a very recent experience I've come upon, and some of the people in the SH Discord may have seen me rant about it before. Anyways, let's get this started, shall we?
A while back, in January, I posted a ScriptingHelpers forum post about how I'm free to be commissioned for building. I placed it in the post that I charge ~1K-2K robux for a map. I had this dude, who did comment on the post that he was interested for a builder for his game.
His name was FluffySheep777 on ScriptingHelpers, and eventually we got in contact, over discussions.
For those wondering how come the username Olinator21 is mentioned, it's because that's the dude's main username. The reason he didn't use it as I found out later, was because that account's suspended on SH.
I also do wanna point out that even his alternate account, FluffySheep777 is in negative reputation.
So, when we got in contact, he told me what the entire map was supposed to be. In his image, he pictured a map with lots of forest, but some other features as well. After diving into the commission, I realized that it was for the entire game, meaning that he practically had hired me out to build his entire game. I also gave him the price of 1700 R$, which is only around 6-7 USD in DevEx rates, meaning that he had gotten somewhat of a good deal, compared to a DevForums builder. Additionally, he was supposed to pay prior and upfront, as it was a terrain map, but we eventually agreed to pay in segments.
So I spent one entire month on the map. I had made 4 decent caves/openings in the map, a lake, a terrain map FOUR times the size of a baseplate (by hand, not generated), small hills and valleys, invisible borders for the map, and multiple tree/bush assets that were littered across the map. Be aware at the end of the commission, He had only a single tycoon, with scripts that he required my help for. (which I declined as I was only commissioned for building purposes)
Here are some pictures of the finished map for him.
So I finished the map about one month ago, in February. However, at that point, he would only go on once every one or two weeks, so it was very hard to communicate to him that the building was finished. Eventually, a couple of days ago, he was finally on, and I told him that the map was finished. Keep in mind that the map has been finished for an entire month, and that he had not signaled any prior concern. I reminded him, that as part of the commission, that he needs to pay me, as the segments payments that we agreed on before never was done, as he never paid me besides the beginning 175 R$. However, Olinator21 started lambasting me, saying that the map was not up to his standards, I didn't put enough effort into it, I only spend very little time on it, and that he won't pay me until I "fix" it. As he never had any concern prior, nor gave any areas that the map needed fixing, I was confused, and asked for clarfications. I also posted to him 15+ pages of version logs that were from MY building. In fact, I believe I actually spent more time on the place than my client himself.
Olinator21 started to get extremely agitated, accusing me to be a child, that I was blackmailing him, and for being all "wise" on him. You can look at the following pictures below to see how he treated me. The worst part for me was when he started to suggest me that I was similar to child labor.
I was DEVASTATED when he placed such insults onto me. The idea that you undervalue someone's work FOR you, and that he doesn't deserve that much R$ because I'm like child labor is just sick. I was frusturated, and immediately dropped the commission. I eventually had to make sure he didn't use any of my assets after that, as he had reset the map back to a version with my assets after me closing the deal. It was just unbelievable.
I regret that I ever accepted his offer, and I should've done more research. I am writing this to you as that now he'll be looking for a new builder, I want to warn as much people not to work with him. He is a cruel person who only belittles others' time and work, while insulting them, despite the irony he casts with it. Hopefully, my message will get through not to do work with this guy. I'm aware that he can still see this, as he is still on ScriptingHelpers I believe, and I am prepared that he'll try to lambast me again. But I will stand for what I believe, and warn people for the better. May my encounter with Olinator21 be somewhat useful to others in the future.
TL;DR: I got in a bad deal with Olinator21/FluffySheep777, who failed to live up to his method of payment that agreed onto, and repeatedly insulted me, who he hired (see screenshots above for evidence). Make sure you do research on your clients, and to be in open and frequent communication with them. Also, be on the lookout for Olinator21 if he hires. Do not work with him, as the way he's shown to treat people is horrendous.