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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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LucasDaLegend
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I think that you should be able to unlock them throughout the game. Not just how active you are (like AG2), but perhaps getting it through:
Earning a merit
Earning 5 merits
Earning 20 merits etc.
adding a friend (to encourage new players to keep active)
Playing X amount of games
1st comment


You hopefully get the point...
Just thought that someone may consider that idea?

GhostOfMatrix
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The merit system won't be in AG3; they are replacing it with reputation points. And you shouldn't be rewarded for adding people as friends or any of those other things. Points in AG3 will be solely from game based things, such as achievements and perhaps rating games. Reputation points will be from community involvement; people will be able to vote up your comments on games and posts in the forums. As for unlocking armatars, they probably won't have that since they showed all of them in closed beta and if they keep it how it was then it'll stay that way.

LucasDaLegend
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The merit system won't be in AG3.you shouldn't be rewarded for adding people as friends


I know, i was simply giving examples as to what could be done. So mabye you could get an achievment for getting X amount of reputation point.

Can you send the link to closed beta where all of the armatars are? So, if we arn't going to have any pictures of some sort, then what are we going to have; just our usernames?
GhostOfMatrix
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I can't, because AG3 is in open beta right now. And you didn't interpret my post correctly; in closed beta they displayed all the armatars currently in control panel, you didn't require to get anything to see them or anything. So if they keep it like that then you won't need to get more points to see more of them.

younieboy
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hi i have a quetio. how do you get armatars?
do you need to unlock them or...?

sorry i am new....

nichodemus
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hi i have a quetio. how do you get armatars?
do you need to unlock them or...?

sorry i am new....


You unlock them when you get more and more AP. Click control panel, which is under your login bar, and you should be able to pick whatever armatars you have unlocked already.
LucasDaLegend
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@GhostOfMatrix

I still don't understand but it doesn't really matter, i like my new armatar - Wolf, and i am not bothered about not seeing them all.

GhostOfMatrix
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In closed beta all the armatars were displayed, everyone could see them if they wanted to. The site is currently in open beta, and it's still taboo to show people all the armatars since it's still AG2, so I'm not allowed to show you all the armatars. And unlocking armatars will probably be nonexistent in AG3, since they showed them all in closed beta and I think they'll keep it like that.

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.
eelephants
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eelephants
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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.

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