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Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:41 pm

  • Why not make more use of the area on the right when you first start the game, where it has been talking about localization and discord for a while. Assuming this is dynamic content that does not require a game update, that screen estate could be better utilized for many purposes, and maybe if it changed more often people would notice it more as well. And the prime opportunity here is that using it would be super mindful of developer time (again, assuming that content is not hard-coded). Could change it monthly, maybe even weekly. That is the core idea.

    In terms of what could be put up there, one of the immediate ones that comes to mind is to create awareness of guilds. Or it could even be promoting a specific guild for a week.

    Furthermore, perhaps that content could be community-driven while still being reviewed by someone in Snapshot. For instance, if you tell us the image spec (resolution and aspect ratio), any one of us could submit a candidate poster here and players could vote which one goes up for the next period?
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Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:23 pm

  • Good ideas.

    Additionally, guilds could compete in custom tournaments and/or ranking events for the right to choose within a range of prospects what goes in one of those spots. Maybe this could even be automated. For example, each guild could have an art asset related to it that get switched depending upon recent competition season or tournament results.

    For art assets, we already have a slew of god-art that is unused and could be put in a pool of potential art that guilds could choose from as representational. This even resonates with the original vision of the game where backer gods had custom art but new gods used more generic art to represent them.
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:45 am

  • It's certainly something that could be made use of a bit more. Some other things which it could be used for:

    Hints and tips
    Notifications and fanfare for players that have reached god/demi god status.
    News of new realms being available (with maybe a bit of intro from the designer)
    Competition winners
    Stats - Number of Goblins killed, Overall Law/Chaos shift, Number of players logged in during the week
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:54 am

  • NoWorries wrote:For art assets, we already have a slew of god-art that is unused and could be put in a pool of potential art that guilds could choose from as representational. This even resonates with the original vision of the game where backer gods had custom art but new gods used more generic art to represent them.


    Is there anything Cephalopody in that generic art? ;-)

    The thought of picking a piece of generic art really doesn't thrill me, it's like turning up at a party and finding out that someone else has the same top on. I'd rather just have a guild title and some info text.
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:51 am

  • Maybe there can be a generic non-art format that can be chosen, too. If your guild and you want the non-art option to be profiled, then they can by-golly win whatever competition or tourney would allow their preference to reign for a time. ;)

    Though I'm of a mind to fight for art. For is not art the soul of humanity for which the Order of Baldrlux strives? :twisted:
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:28 am

  • It's not the 'art' part of it that I'd be against, it's the 'generic' part, things that are done this way are completely uninspiring.

    Assuming that development time won't be available to create any guild related art, in order of preference I'd go with.

    - Guild created art - i.e. We make our own and submit it.
    - Nothing
    - Generic art
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:33 am

  • What about all of the substantial concept art that is available? Just because Snapshot might not condone the use of third-party art in the cover page of its first game, does that mean that players who looooove the existing concept art should be deprived the opportunity to use it if they want... if they win... rather than use nothing at all?

    As for the nothing option, I presume that basically translates in to using the same generic art backdrop for every guild, just changing the text from time to time. (I sincerely doubt that Snapshot would condone the use of a monochrome space with some text in lieu of its many quality art assets.) So in that context, would we rather be able to switch it up or not?

    Maybe we're getting bogged down in the word "generic"? By "generic", I just mean any of the many art assets available already. Not some banal, ho-hum, couldn't-care stuff.
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:39 am

  • NoWorries wrote:Maybe there can be a generic non-art format that can be chosen, too. If your guild and you want the non-art option to be profiled, then they can by-golly win whatever competition or tourney would allow their preference to reign for a time. ;)


    This is kind of putting the cart before the horse a bit as it's only currently a suggestion that the front screen could advertise guilds, but I think if this does happen, then it would be a better system to have each of them advertised proportionally rather than on the basis of winning any particular competition.

    Advertising guilds on the basis of any particular competition win would be biased in the favour of the guild that sets itself up to win that competition. Imaging that it's the winner of the Duel competiton, how does the guild that is trying to be social, or orientated towards realms or custom matches gain a fair level of exposure? How does a new guild ever catch up with those that are establised.

    I think a fairer system would be to have each guild given the option to advertise itself on the front screen if they wish to, and then cycle through them at regular time intervals or based upon user logins.
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:43 am

  • NoWorries wrote:Maybe we're getting bogged down in the word "generic"? By "generic", I just mean any of the many art assets available already. Not some banal, ho-hum, couldn't-care stuff.


    It's not a question of semantics; it could be the most wonderful concept art in the world, but if it depicts a roaring lion or a three headed dragon then it's never going to fit with a guild about cephalopods, or wolves... or anything else which isn't already displayed by that art.
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:46 am

  • NoWorries wrote:What about all of the substantial concept art that is available? Just because Snapshot might not condone the use of third-party art in the cover page of its first game, does that mean that players who looooove the existing concept art should be deprived the opportunity to use it if they want... if they win... rather than use nothing at all?




    It cuts both ways, players who love generic stuff should be allowed to use it. But players who dislike generic stuff shouldn't be offered up Hobson's choice.
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