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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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younieboy
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thank you nichodemus but i have another question:
what does the flag near the messages mean?

nichodemus
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what does the flag near the messages mean?


After this, just dump any question in my profile. I'm assuming you mean the red flag, people use it to flag comments that are spam or flames or trolling. Admins get a notification of them, and delete them if they have the time.
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My opinion: NO!!! NO custom armatars!
Aramatars are cool and special and shows your rank.
They're also all appropriate and with custom one's people might put up actual pictures of themselves.

jeol
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There should be custom Armatars!

Read the title. Read the OP to know why there will be no custom armatars, at least not at this time...
MistySmoker
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I don't think customs would be a good idea, at least not to a degree of anyone can import anything they want and use it. Maybe give people different markings to put into a little empty square. And as you get more points, you unlock new features to use to customize it. This way, the admins can control what is used on the armatars so that people don't use anything copyrighted.

Marius2323
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I think developers must custom there own logo.

DrBiscotti
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Aramatars are nice and 'universal' because they show your rank.

ninjet99
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i agree armatars show how you think of yourself

epicfacedkid1
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When I get higher ranked I am finding a better armatar because my red shield one is geting old,XD

epicfacedkid1
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sorry for the typo its *getting*

AsianBrandon
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it takes along time to get the high ap armatars.

Marius2323
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it takes along time to get the high ap armatars.

Yes, that's true. But before that your posting in the forum!
LucasDaLegend
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There could be a competition every month in the Art forum at the bottom where you can create your own armatar. There would then be a winner and that particular armatar would be added into a seperate list called "Competition Winners" or something that says what they represent. Each month there would be a different theme about it e.g. Winter, Summer, Christmas, TV Programms and so on.

What do you think?

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So, like what I am doing right now, but with assumed more popularity (and a blessing from the admins...)?

The seasonal armatars are a result of such a contest, we had those before, but after the admin in charge of it gave it up, there have been no such initiative from the other admins.
And it would have to be the admins. Such a job can't be put on the mods' shoulders unless they specifically want it.

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So, like what I am doing right now, but with assumed more popularity (and a blessing from the admins...)?


Well, sort of. Basically what you are doing now but yes, perhaps more popularity because of the reward which i would like to be considered - Adding the armatar into the official list.

Such a job can't be put on the mods' shoulders unless they specifically want it.


That could be a problem... it could be hosted by a normal user and then occasionally checked by a moderator. I am not sure if that will work though.

The seasonal armatars are a result of such a contest, we had those before, but after the admin in charge of it gave it up, there have been no such initiative from the other admins.


Perhaps this could be considered after AGv3 is officially opened, when the admins have a little less work to be getting on with and could perhaps put a little extra community time into their work. That would be much appreciated.
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