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    Default Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread



    Troy Badge Competition - Discussion Thread

    Use this thread for discussing the Troy Badge Competition; suggestions, ideas, constructive criticism are all welcome, just remember to show the due respect to everybody involved, in particular to the submitters. Thanks!

    For Submitting your work, please use this Thread; for detailed description of the Rules, please check this Thread.
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    Did I miss it or can you put a precise date as to how long we have for the upload? I read 3 weeks but that always leaves some leeway for interpretations.

    Anyway, gimme some time and I'll cook something up.
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    I always set minimums, but never maximums, if you get what I mean

    3 weeks from today means the 29th of June, but I reserved myself the opportunity to extend the submission period in case of lack of submissions or if any other event occurs (i.e. the site is down for 3 days, it happened in the past ).
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    another unralted thing, so please allow me to double post

    I'd personally love to see something different than the Rome 2 badges, which were all marble and statues; even if that works relatively good for "classic" stuff, I'd say that a change is in order.. after all this is the Bronze age, and that could be a good inspiration for making Troy's badges.
    This is of course my opinion, just that, you are free to produce whatever kind of badge you want; also remember that each submitter can have 2 submissions, provided that the style between the 2 is different.
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    Ye my thought as well. I was gonna go for pottery style
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    I can't wait for some kickass greek red-figure pottery or some super mindblowing anatolian early bronze age faiences. Sorry for being ironic, every archeologist knows pottery is THE thing, but then again, it's just ... pottery.

    Still, this cup identifies an entire culture.* Can you say that of yourself?


    Also, it's got a handle. A HANDLE. Every single one of their mugs had a handle. Who needs a handle in 2000 BC? Didn't they have other things to worry about? Like, starving, dying of the cold, or making badges?

    *It's the Unetice culture, in case you were wondering, which you probably weren't, but I told you anyway, so there!
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    You had a bit much of whatever was in that cup, didn't you?
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    Not unlikely.

    That said, the idea of doing the badges like pottery illustrations instead of marbles is intriguing and would make for a nice change.
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    Would look great:



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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    Well Akar now beat me to it. :/
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Iskar View Post
    Not unlikely.

    That said, the idea of doing the badges like pottery illustrations instead of marbles is intriguing and would make for a nice change.
    this

    Quote Originally Posted by Morticia Iunia Bruti View Post
    Would look great:



    nice stuff! I think that the usual colors of pottery (black, white, red, ocher/gold) could make up for an excellent mix for badges
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Flinn View Post
    nice stuff! I think that the usual colors of pottery (black, white, red, ocher/gold) could make up for an excellent mix for badges
    Indeed. The first image or symbol could be a badge for Moderation (a moderator reminding a member not to violate the ToS).

    The second symbol could be for Artifex (who stand ready to give mod support).
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    Badges MUST remain within the 175 pixels wide and 60 pixels tall. They MUST NOT be animated. PNG files are preferred, in order to maintain a high degree of graphical fidelity. Maximum file size is 5KB
    mmhhh... 5kb seems really too low for a 175x60, maybe you're talking about 24 pixels versions...
    to make an example this is a 6kb 48x48 icon i did for frodo's rpfm


    also...
    first round is 100% ok but doing all the 27 badges... could be too much time consuming
    maybe it would be better to decide a graphical template and then divide jobs into more guys, just a suggestions here
    also 'cause a good graphical level is generally time consuming

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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Armitage View Post
    Badges MUST remain within the 175 pixels wide and 60 pixels tall. They MUST NOT be animated. PNG files are preferred, in order to maintain a high degree of graphical fidelity. Maximum file size is 5KB
    mmhhh... 5kb seems really too low for a 175x60, maybe you're talking about 24 pixels versions...
    no, check the actual badge sizes, they are below 5kb.. that's part of the challenge of making them see here and subsequent posts for a similar discussion which took place during the 3K badges competition.

    also...
    first round is 100% ok but doing all the 27 badges... could be too much time consuming
    maybe it would be better to decide a graphical template and then divide jobs into more guys, just a suggestions here
    also 'cause a good graphical level is generally time consuming
    the prize for participating is consistent: 20 rep for 6 badges, + another 30 rep for making the full set (which is 21 and not 27, so it's 15 badges more) + the artist award for the winner (or another 80 rep if the winner already has that award); of course one has to value such rewards, but that's what TWC has to offer for a similar contribution to the community . I do agree that it's time consuming, that's why there are 3(+1) weeks for the first submission, 3(+1) weeks for the second submission.. of course if needed be and requested by the various submitters, it's is possible to further extend the submission periods, but I'd say that 2 months for making 21 badges is a good amount of time, or anyways that's the sentiment expressed in the previous badge competition
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    ok perfect
    maybe i just chosed to be too pragmatical too early...

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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Armitage View Post
    ok perfect
    maybe i just chosed to be too pragmatical too early...
    no problem, the commentary is here for the purpose of asking and discussing, so keep the questions and comments coming if you have any more
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    I'll vote for whoever includes birds in their badges.

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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    I love the pottery style ones, Akar. Great job!
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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    I like the pottery style ones, too!

    I hope you don't mind, but I have a suggestion. Is there any chance it would be possible for the background to the words to be a little bit paler on the pottery style badges? It might be just a variation-between-monitors effect (or a slightly-dodgy eyesight effect!), but for me, the red wording on the Hex badge doesn't show up as well as the other colours on the other badges.






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    Default Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    I hope you don't mind, but I have a suggestion.
    Suggestions and (constructive) criticism are always welcome!

    This isn't the final version of the pottery ones, but I figured since we can edit the threads up till the day of I may as well post them now and see what people think. Thanks for the suggestion I'll see what I can do to improve the readability .

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