The latest news on genesis and what the future holds
Latest update on Genesis, it looks like its coming to an end, this has been taken from TVAddons forums,please click Here to read the full article.
Thanks to lambda for all the hard work you put in to the community and in to your addons and to s7eele for all your hard work in passing on the information.
So here’s the news:
UPDATE – 11 January 2016
We know everyone is hungry for news regarding Genesis and we understand why but before we get to the news we have a couple items to discuss:
We continue receiving too many posts about Genesis that do nothing to contribute and more often than not just cause problems. We do our best to minimize exposure to uninvolved members but we can’t catch them all so these problems are often played out publicly for all to see. This obviously makes the community less enjoyable for everyone but it also wastes a lot of the precious time our developers, moderators and other staff members donate. All users need to take care to avoid the same behavior and actions that contributed to the situation we now find ourselves in with Genesis. Please do your part to help us curb the submission of unnecessary or inflammatory posts. If it doesn’t contribute anything to the discussion it probably doesn’t need to be said. Be careful not to reply while your emotions are high, take a little while to calm down and keep in mind that there is often a significant language barrier that can cause misunderstandings. Try not to overreact, especially with those new to the forum.
This post is also written to bring attention to and ultimately help put an end to the growing problem with extremely damaging blog posts, articles and/or videos from uninformed individuals claiming to know ANYTHING about the situation with Genesis just to get hits/clicks/likes on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter. If the information is from anyone other than lambda or someone on TVADDONS staff they have absolutely no ‘inside information’ or special connections that would allow them to do anything but guess. Their only goal is to get hits/clicks/likes for their website or group by pretending to have information others don’t. They do not care that they are causing significant damage to the community, all they care about is getting the next click. It is unfortunate but you will see some examples of the damage caused when we discuss the future of Genesis below. Except for ‘pre-loaded box sellers’, this group of people spreading lies and misinformation for clicks are probably causing more damage to our community than any other.
We will now move on to the Genesis news/update and finally answer the question of whether Genesis will live to see another version or not. We will also help put the things discussed above in perspective and provide some very specific examples of the damage discussed:
Originally lambda planned to release an update to Genesis that would include all the same features it had before along with all the improvements made. It was to include the same abundance of free links it used to have and support several new premium services. Unfortunately, with all of the lies and misinformation being spread by people that care for nothing more but hits/clicks/likes on social media he has decided to put an end to Genesis. He will release a new add-on but it will not be Genesis and it will not have library integration or favourites. These were the most used and most contentious features and he hopes removing them will help limit the new add-ons installed user base. We have discussed this several times already but in addition to removing library integration and favourites he has removed many scrapers and resolvers, specifically the free ones. The new add-on will rely heavily upon premium services like RealDebrid, RPNet, Premiumize.me and Easynews. This is another attempt to control how large the installed userbase gets and a way to eliminate the dependence on free hosters that cause the vast majority of problems with resolution.
So while Genesis will not continue the community is very fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy his new add-on when released. It will definitely not be the same as Genesis but it will provide the same ‘core’ functionality implemented with the quality and reliability we have all come to expect from him. Further details will have to wait for a formal announcement but we wanted to share this much with you now. Please wait patiently and don’t flood the forum with questions regarding dates or features. Again, we must avoid repeating the behaviors and actions that contributed significantly to the current situation with Genesis.
I hope it was clear above but lambda feels very strongly about this so to be absolutely certain everyone understands I will repeat it. The ‘less than reputable’ people on social media that are spreading lies and misinformation for the sole purpose of getting more hits/clicks/likes on social media are damaging the community. If you want to support lambda, appreciate his efforts and enjoy using his add-ons you will stop supporting them. Ignore them completely and don’t even say their names as that alone will likely give them that hit/click/like they are so desperately seeking.
As you will have no doubt seen there has been a lot of posts surrounding the future of Genesis.
The confusion started when s7eele put an announcement on the tvaddons Genesis forum that the addon was going to be closed till lambda decided the future. This news spread like wild fire due to the popularity of Genesis, so s7eele has released the following statement/
” UPDATE – 05 December 2015
Hello friends! I haven’t been around much as I have been dealing with some personal issues, nothing to do with Genesis or lambda. I hope to be able to return in full soon. With that said a very quick update on Genesis:
While lambda has still not decided whether ‘Genesis’ will continue or not he and the code have certainly not been idle. Regardless of the name the community will be enjoying his efforts in the not too distant future. When ‘it’ is released it will be significantly different from the ‘Genesis’ of the past. The major difference being that it will rely on debrid services for most HD content. With so many installations around the world this is the only way to deliver reliable HD content. If your not familiar with them, debrid services provide you with premium access to a multitude of file hosters or cyberlockers through one account or ‘portal’. We recently released an article on the subject in our blog:This will highlight the benefits of such services in Kodi/
These services will improve your experience with the last version of ‘Genesis’ (v5.1.4) and it will almost be a requirement for HD content in lambda’s current/future efforts. As the article linked above indicates, many of the other awesome add-ons here support debrid services also so it will improve your experience in those as well. We don’t have much more detail on ‘Genesis’ or lambda’s other efforts at the moment but we will provide it when it becomes available. This brings us into a very important topic.
We are aware of recent claims made across all social media claiming that ‘Genesis’ is dead or that a new version has been released. TVADDONS is the official home of ‘Genesis’ so official announcements will be made here on our forum. If it isn’t from lambda himself or TVADDONS staff it should be summarily ignored. As indicated above, lambda has not made a final decision but he hasn’t gone anywhere and he continues to develop amazing code. Look to this post for future updates on ‘Genesis’ and ignore any claims coming from other sources.
Posted on behalf of lambda”
For further news on the future of the addon. You can follow s7eele on twitter Here
We at Best for Kodi fully support lambda and all other devs. They do an amazing job in their spare time and all they ask in return is a thank you and some appreciation of the hard work they put in. We will always await an official announcement before going to print on a story.
If Real Debrid or premiuim resolver is not for you then the following blogs from Sparky will be of great interest to you as he looks at addons that can replace the might of Genesis HEREand HERE.
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