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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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GhostOfMatrix
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But they have to get approval from the administrators. It's all up to Dan if it passes or not. And a mod has to be willing to hold the contests.

bawsman
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I like the idea of more armatars.

devsaupa
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I like the idea of more armatars


Yes, a lot of people do, including me. I think armatars for achievements in game or something would be pretty cool.
DrElmer
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And a mod has to be willing to hold the contests.


They could just hire a new one if none are willing to do the job.
GhostOfMatrix
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That's not how it works, though. And here's what they look for in people. Plus this thread already says no custom armatars, so they won't do them for a long time. I do want custom armatars, but they don't feel the need to have them currently.

DrElmer
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Plus this thread already says no custom armatars, so they won't do them for a long time.


Cormyn said that they were putting the idea on hold because of copyright issues. If the images are created by users and then submitted to a higher power for approval, there should be no problems with copyrights.
GhostOfMatrix
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However, those are still custom armatars even if we do create them ourselves. If you really want a straight answer then I recommend commenting on Dan's profile or emailing jroyster22 at support@armorgames.com seeing as they don't post in these threads.

MachineofLight
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I had the idea of a new 10,000 AP armatar.....maybe a platypus?

Ernie15
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They could just hire a new one if none are willing to do the job.


What if there isn't anybody out there willing to do the job? They can't just keep hiring people until they find someone to do the job in question; that would eventually lead to total chaos on the moderation team.

I had the idea of a new 10,000 AP armatar.....maybe a platypus?


1) No new armatars will be created for AG2.
2) In AG3, all armatars will be available from the beginning; no points will be required to unlock them.
3) The artist who created the majority of the armatars here is long gone, so we can't expect that person to create anything new until it has been confirmed that he/she is creating armatars again.
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1) No new armatars will be created for AG2.
2) In AG3, all armatars will be available from the beginning; no points will be required to unlock them.
3) The artist who created the majority of the armatars here is long gone, so we can't expect that person to create anything new until it has been confirmed that he/she is creating armatars again.

I wonder if they'll open back up the seasonal armatar contest once AG3 is done...
They could just hire a new one if none are willing to do the job.

The mods that have been picked are the ones deemed to have been worthy of their position. There may be other users that might be good enough for their expectations, but that doesn't guarantee that a mod will necessarily agree to manage the position, like Ernie15 said.
luchi880
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I want a page with all armatars because I want saw at what level i have a good armatar.

GhostOfMatrix
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I want a page with all armatars because I want saw at what level i have a good armatar.

In AG3 all the current armatars in the control panel will be able to be used by anyone, regardless of their "level".
jeol
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armatars should be kept in AG3

It is pretty much confirmed that armatars will still be in AG3. You just won't have to earn any AP or reputation to get them.
benjaminio
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I know all the armatars will be available at the start, but I always enjoy unlocking more and more, so I think that we should hold a few, and come up with some kind of way, or a certain something you have to do to unlock them.

SuperKruddKid
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I know that this does not relate to armatars that much and it would be a lot of work, but you should make unlockable backgrounds compared to the dark blue. Just throwing that out there.

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