TLDR: Someone else is taking over Martial World. [Edit: The other side has since announced that they are dropping MW. However, I too had declared that I will no longer be working on MW.]
This is an edited version of my original announcement yesterday, which was done in a fit of rage, not my best moment, if I may add.
Not long after I started work on Martial World, I was contacted by Translationnations [TN]:
TN: “i’m translationnations and we were going to release our translated chapters of MW today actually (would have been earlier if it wasn’t for sickness). I don’t want to cause any issues would you email me at email@example.com and I would love to see if we can work together.”
Next, I got in contact with TN and began discussing about MW. The discussion then turned heated due to miscommunications. Things got really ugly between the two of us…
Noting Pumpkin’s admirable ability in pumping 2 chapters a day, I eventually said that I would drop Martial World. However, I suggested that they post their 5 chapters which TN had said they have in the course of our conversation, a miscommunication, as they have now clarified. That way, I could put a link on my site to theirs and my readers would be able to continue reading MW. In hindsight, that was the biggest mistake on my part. I should have just asked for an announcement from them stating that they had picked up MW. But, my mind wasn’t working well at that point.
When I did not see those chapters after 12 hours, I really flipped out. Things escalated between us and after 24 hours went by since I suggested they post the chapters, I posted the rest of my translated chapters and the first announcement where I dragged TN down to the mud with me. There was no thoughtfulness or an attempt to be understanding, only pure rage. Again, not my finest moment.
After having slept away my rage, I reread my post and felt only sadness. The things I wrote in my post were nothing to be proud of and would likely only setback the translation community.
So, here I am, humbled. And here I humbly apologize to TN for all the things I wrote on the first announcement. And secondly, I apologize to the translation community for what I did.
I am sorry.
MW has since been picked by another translator: