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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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Possum9
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What do you think about making space armatars, such as comets or galaxies?


Well i think that is just amazing, we could have different planets like saturn and uranus (soz i love science).

But I'm thinking you could make ones to do with games, and i'm not just talking about flash games, you could make ones to do with other games like ones on the nintendo and x-box.

Wadda u think??
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But I'm thinking you could make ones to do with games, and i'm not just talking about flash games, you could make ones to do with other games like ones on the nintendo and x-box.


There will be game-based armatars on AG3.
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But I'm thinking you could make ones to do with games, and i'm not just talking about flash games, you could make ones to do with other games like ones on the nintendo and x-box.

I believe that's when copyright laws come in place. Since they don't want custom armatars (armatars taken from Google Images, etc.) they'll probably say no to this unless they can get permission to have those characters on the site as armatars.
horkak
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I am here to ask about armatar mine is gone (I had the snake)please reply it was an epic one. I can't even choose it now, do I now need more points?

Cenere
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do I now need more points?

Yes.
When your posts or comments are deleted, the points that you earned with them are also removed, which means that you might lose enough to take a step down the armatar ladder. This means you lose the unlocked armatar, and it defaults to the starry shield armatar instead.
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This has nothing to do with anything, but why can everybody use the Nitrome Armatar?

horkak
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[quote]When your posts or comments are deleted, the points that you earned with them are also removed
Why would my comments be deleated (never posted before)

GhostOfMatrix
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This has nothing to do with anything, but why can everybody use the Nitrome Armatar?

I think Nitrome made a deal with AG or something to have their logo on the site as an armatar.
Why would my comments be deleated (never posted before)

From looking at your profile you have posted comments before. Moderators often go through game comments clearing out the spam, so if you posted anything below seven words or if it's just a message like "I like this game and think it's very good." then that could've been deleted. People can also clear your comments off of their profile if they want to.
horkak
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@Ghostofmatrix I meant I never posted on the forum before this week and ty for clearing things up for me

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so if u post something, and it gets deleted, u lose the points for that post? is that right?

Ernie15
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so if u post something, and it gets deleted, u lose the points for that post? is that right?


Yes, that is correct; though I don't know how that relates in any way to armatars.
benjaminio
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haha sorry, was just wanting to clear my confusion. i think it was because u could lose ur ap points and so mayb u couldnt access specific avatars

benjaminio
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With the whole custom armatar thing, if your worried about copyright issues, why not have it that there are several templates, and that you can have say a background, a middle and a front, but only from a selection of things, kind of like the armatar selection we have now?

This would mean that not as many people would have the same armatars, giving everyone an individual look, while still keeping within copyright infringements. Just a thought, though now I would really like the idea of that

GhostOfMatrix
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That's similar to the armatar contests they had a while ago where people would draw armatars and an administrator would decide whether or not to add them to the site; that's how we got seasonal/holiday armatars.

I like the idea of it, but without a person like a moderator or administrator to manage it, I don't think it will work. If you just give users the ability to draw things and add them as a picture then it's likely a few people will ruin it for others by drawing obscene things and spreading them around the site.

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custom armatures would be a really cool improvement. as said before though, hard to keep bad pictures off the site. i would guess that i just depends on how much of a workload the armor games team wants. you could go all out n make it so people can upload pictures or maybe just have a design page where people can draw their own. if the latter is chosen then it can go through a confirm sorta process where you submit and people approve. going even further, you could set up a collection of pre-approved designs made by the armor games staff or designers, and people could unlock new designs and add them to their armature. (kinda like on COD for the insignia thing). not sure if this was really relevant to the topic but just some ideas

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