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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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Elekinetic
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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.
GhostOfMatrix
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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.

thaboss
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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.
GhostOfMatrix
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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.
benjaminio
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Will there be any new armatars or just the current selection? Not that I'm complaining or anything, there are plenty there.

GhostOfMatrix
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They have mentioned turning on and off the seasonal armatars, so that's an extra 30+ for each season. There will also be flash game based armatars.

benjaminio
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flash game based armatars.


^_^ sounds like fun. Would these be armatars that people would have to play the game to unlock, or reach a certain stage in that game?
DrElmer
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They have mentioned turning on and off the seasonal armatars


Will be we able to make new ones or do we have to stick with the ones we have?
GhostOfMatrix
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Would these be armatars that people would have to play the game to unlock, or reach a certain stage in that game?

I don't know for sure. In closed beta they had a few from Elephant Quest and a castle game with vikings, but they were available like all the others.
Will be we able to make new ones or do we have to stick with the ones we have?

The title of this thread says "no custom armatars", so unfortunately we will have to stick with the ones they give until they decide to introduce custom armatars.
DrElmer
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The title of this thread says "no custom armatars", so unfortunately we will have to stick with the ones they give until they decide to introduce custom armatars.


We won't even be able to submit our own seasonal armatars?
GhostOfMatrix
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We won't even be able to submit our own seasonal armatars?

Probably not for a while. They'll have to first get someone to manage an event like that, such as a moderator or administrator.
DrElmer
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That wouldn't be too hard. Just give all the moderators the ability to add seasonal armaatrs to the list, and have one in charge of all of it.

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