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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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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.

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.

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