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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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Are you a beta tester or something?

She is, and many people are as well. It's simple, too. Just go here, sign up, then wait for your invitation.
bramiboy
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Yes, I signed up to but I haven't get any mail.
How long does it takes before you get a mail and get you always a mail?

cormyn
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Bramiboy, if you signed up before this past Tuesday, check your spam folder for your invite code. If you still don't have it, send me an Email and I'll look it up.

on AG3 Beta, how can I access to my account

You use the same username/password you use here on AG2.
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Given the compartmentalized way armatars are set up, would it be possible or practical to allow users to create their own custom sets of favorite armatars?

cormyn
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Not practical with our current setup. But then again, we've already talked about lumping all of the AG2 armatars into a single collection/series.

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This maybe sounds weird; but I would like to use many Armatars at the same time.

I would like to use the Hydra and the Ice Lord (Ice elemental #4) at the same time.

cormyn
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Not sure what you mean by "at the same time", but our Armatar system will only let you choose a single armatar at a time. You'll need to manually change your choice if you want to use a different image.

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If all our AP will be reset to zero with AG3 what will happen to our current armatars? If we lose them then people might end up with 5000 similar armatars. :O

cormyn
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Please read through the thread before asking questions. The AG2 legacy armatars will be fully unlocked when we launch AG3.

cormyn
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I think I've read that you'll require a certain amount of AP before you can use a custom armatar.


That was in the previous thread. We've since said that custom armatars will not be allowed for quite a while, maybe as far out as a year.

As such, all chatter about custom armatars will be removed for now.

When we're ready to discuss custom armatars, we'll announce it to everyone and open it for discussion.

Right NOW, we just want ideas on how we could improve the Armatar selector on AG3, what we could do better, or if you think it's perfect as-is.
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I don't like the way the list is done right now. It just leaves a lot of empty space to the right. Maybe if it was made into one big list, the way the ones you start out with are done, and wrote on the gray area "Unlocks at 500 AP," the whole list would look a lot more appealing. Also, you'd have less scrolling down to do.

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let's try that again:

I will probably have them by tomorrow. Any certain place you want me to drop them off, if they mess up?


Hi MoonFairy,

Did you happen to check your other browsers to see if you were getting the same behavior? If they did show weird output, please post to this conversation.
cormyn
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016Bramble, as we've already said, all of the legacy armatars will be unlocked at launch, and as of right now, we don't plan to have armatars locked to point values or anything. I *do* agree, that having the legacy armatars in a bigger group, or a 'better' grouping (instead of a few dozen groups each with only 3 or 4 items) would make sense... even if we grouped them in packs of 50 or something.

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That's mainly what I meant. I was just talking about grouping, like you talked about.

cormyn
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Ah, I see what you mean. Sorry, been a long week.

We probably wouldn't even track the old AG2 point value on the Armatar listing. They're all unlocked, and I'm sure a few users with more than 10,000 AP on AG2 will create an archive somewhere.

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