I have already kinda mentioned it in a post months ago, but I will explain my analogy in more detail in this thread.
Garry’s Mod 13 update:
- The playerbase became toxic and was filled with trolls and annoying kids
- Garry didn’t give a crap
- The modding community was devastated, everything was broken
- Tons of good servers/communities died
- Servers stopped being good and creative, most servers are pretty bad and it is difficult to find a good one
- Workshop, the new main source of addons and stuff, is filled with junk, the actually good stuff is being sold on scriptfodder => monetization (I am not sure if this already existed before GM13, but I don’t think so.)
- Communities sabotaging and threatening to DDoS eachother became a normal thing
- Admins on servers are often either mingy themselves or don’t care
- Before GM13, people were mostly nice and fun to play with, mingebags and trolls were a vast minority
The situation is slightly better today, but is still quite big.
Collapse of the Soviet Union:
- Criminality rate skyrocketed, about every second or third person was criminal
- Yelzin was an alcoholic who doesn’t care that his country is fucked
- Many industries fell and stopped producing things, even some military arms were no longer being studied and created
- A lot of companies closed and dissolved
- No one was making/producing anything good, if anything at all
- People used the most ridiculous tricks of fishing money out of your pocket for the sake of not starving
- A majority of the people was cheating in every way possible, even murdering seniors living in their own house/flat to take away their ownership documents and claim that living spot as theirs (incase you were homeless)
- Cops weren’t getting their salary, so they didn’t do anything about all the crime and chaos at all.
- Before the collapse, people weren’t being cruel to eachother 24/7, and if someone was, they have been taken care of quickly.
It got better until today, but the situation is still horrible in the post-soviet countries.