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cormyn
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This is another re-take on the Armatar discussion because we need to clarify a few points.

First, this topic is to discuss how the AG3 beta manages armatars.

Secondly, if you just want to ask for new armatars, discuss it with Dan.

Third, we are still discussing whether we want to allow custom armatars in the future, because of copyright and licensing issues that will come up from that, so that idea is ON HOLD.

If messages in here aren't about the interface we've built, how we could improve it, etc., then I'll probably trim the message.

Questions about how to unlock armatars, etc., are totally welcome and I'll provide answers as I have them. As of the time I write this, the understanding I have is that all AG2 armatars will be unlocked on AG3 by default, and we will unlock seasonal armatars through some process eventually.

We are also going to start asking game developers for one or more armatars related to their game, which users can select, but I don't think they'll be locked in any way. We've talked about unlocking special armatars based on achievements, but since achievements aren't finished yet, we can't go into much detail on that.

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benjaminio
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you could set up a collection of pre-approved designs made by the armor games staff or designers, and people could unlock new designs and add them to their armature. (kinda like on COD for the insignia thing)


That would be a great idea, and it's what I originally meant when I said for the custom avatar thing. It's funny because I was thinking of the COD insignia thing when I wrote it as well
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That sounds like a neat idea, but it all depends if they have someone who wants to manage that sort of thing, like a moderator or administrator.

NinjaGeorge24
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They Should Allow Custom Armortars. That is what i belive

GhostOfMatrix
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Depends what you mean by that. If you mean images taken from websites then they've already said no to that because of copyright laws and such. If you mean drawn armatars then that's taken into account, but they'll need someone to manage those, which means it won't be there at launch or anytime soon. Also says "no custom armatars" in the threads title, so...

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Maybe if there was several armatar drawing contests, and then any that the moderators thought were fine were put into armour games, and then have it so that you can edit them, not put anything inappropriate or against copyright, but just change them a little bit. Because then the armatars would be fine, since they had been seen by mods, and each persons would be a tiny bit different.

I got this idea from google plus, the edit section, where you can add paints, vampire fangs, fake beards, just stuff like that

GhostOfMatrix
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They'd probably need to talk to the artists to get consent to edit/change the pictures, which will probably be a hassle.

benjaminio
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They'd probably need to talk to the artists to get consent to edit/change the pictures, which will probably be a hassle.


What if there was a competition for armatar drawing, with the prize being that persons armatar gets put into the site, but on the condition that people are allowed to edit it?
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Well, why edit them when you could submit your own drawings? Just seems better if you draw your own then being able to edit/change things in a picture to me, and it'd probably look better this way. And it says "no custom armatars" in the threads title, so that idea isn't going to happen for a long time.

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the armatars are very hard to get and when i get enough points they doesn' t appears im NOT kidding

GhostOfMatrix
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They won't be hard to get in AG3 since you can choose whichever one out of the current selection no matter how many points you have.

benjaminio
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They won't be hard to get in AG3 since you can choose whichever one out of the current selection no matter how many points you have.


So there are not going to be any that you need to unlock with a certain amount of points? But that was the fun part.
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From the looks of it they'll just be giving you all the pictures and choosing when to turn on and off the holiday/seasonal armatars. But meh, they're just pictures. I don't like the whole idea of having to unlock them with points to begin with, I'd like to use whichever one from the start.

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Does anyone know at all whether the original starry background blue shield armatar will be available?

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Does anyone know at all whether the original starry background blue shield armatar will be available?


Sometimes it will show up on your profile page. But that's only when the site glitches.
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Does anyone know at all whether the original starry background blue shield armatar will be available?

I believe Cormyn mentioned that one being back on the site in AG3, but seeing as we don't have an active admin posting in this section we really don't know much aside from what has already been said before.
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