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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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shad0wZ
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how do you buy armatars with your armor points?

GhostOfMatrix
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will the custom amatars be like creating your own character or still just basic photos?

I think at first they will just release the seasonal/holiday armatars at specific times, then in some time after they figure it all out they might allow us to create our own and use them.
how do you buy armatars with your armor points?

You don't buy armatars. If you're asking how to change it, then click "control panel" > "armatars" > scroll down then press "update armatar".
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I don't know if this has been said yet, too lazy to look, but I think allowing people to use the flash game icons on this site for their armatars would be a good idea. It'd add a lot of new armatars, they are already correctly sized and none would inappropriate.

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I don't know if this has been said yet, too lazy to look, but I think allowing people to use the flash game icons on this site for their armatars would be a good idea. It'd add a lot of new armatars, they are already correctly sized and none would inappropriate.


There will be game-based armatars on AG3.
Ghostofelements
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Well, this is a very good idea.
I'd like the man of exit path.

GhostOfMatrix
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As for the game based armatars, will the cover of the game and certain pictures from in-game be up for use? The cover of the two Sonny games would make a good armatars:
http://armorgames.com/files/thumbnails/sonny-505.gif
http://armorgames.com/files/thumbnails/sonny-2-2900.jpg

IceClaw247
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I agree with ghostofmatrix, some popular games from each category as armatars would look great.

cormyn
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Game developers will upload armatar images for us as part of the submission process.

Steam7369
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I've never cared about using a custom Armatar, I've always enjoyed the stock ones.

Oblitr8
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Since I am probably the first to ask can i have the AG3's new logo as my armatar?

acmed
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Since I am probably the first to ask can i have the AG3's new logo as my armatar?


It's probably a no, and second, it probably wouldn't be a regular armatar. But they'll still have the color shields they originally have for free.
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I think the current Armatar system is decent, although the options are a tad lacking (yes, I know I don't have much available yet).

I think it there would be a positive effect if you lightly pressured people who submit games here to creat an Armatar for their game. It would gradualy increase the selection and let them know that they have the option too.

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I think it there would be a positive effect if you lightly pressured people who submit games here to creat an Armatar for their game. It would gradualy increase the selection and let them know that they have the option too.

There will be game-based armatars on AG3. Also, I don't think you have to gain AP to unlock armatars, they are already unlocked from the start.
Oblitr8
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Since I am probably the first to ask can i have the AG v3's new logo as my armatar please?

Can a moderator, administrator, or other high ranking official answer?

Ghostofelements
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What do you think about making space armatars, such as comets or galaxies?

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