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Brit Deco Contest

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Draconi, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Draconi

    Draconi Most explosive UO Legend
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    Hey, a quick reminder for everyone participating:

    Make sure you get your entries in before the deadline (January 18th). I understand how excited some of you are, and want to make your design absolutely perfect, but shards without entries will not receive a makeover.

    Also, we've relaxed the submission guideline for size and image format - if you need more space to show off, please use it. If the image isn't JPEG, and is too large to send through email, please send us a link to a hosted copy so we can see it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. walter_mitty

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    on uo herald it says the deadline is the jan 18th
    is it 15th or 18th then
     
  3. Crysta

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    Rather than not getting a makeover, why not pick your runner up favorites from shards that got more than one to makeover ones that didn't get any?
     
  4. Joanne_Mythic

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    The deadline is January 18th. :)
     
  5. GalenKnighthawke

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    Boys are bad with dates, aren't we.

    Thanks; good luck to all submitters.

    -Galen's player
     
  6. Cyrah

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    With all due respect Sir, are you saying if a shard gets no entry it gets no makeover? Yes? :) I think you did!

    So this means if a shard gets only one entry and it is awful, that is what will
    win?
    Why not use runner ups from other shards as Crysta suggested? Maybe?? :)


    I think the contest is a fantastic idea and well done by all of you dev people.
    Yea! :)
     
  7. Multani

    Multani Journeyman
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    Can anyone post a blank screenshot of the west britain bank I can copy?

    My screen is missing parts of the bank and I'd like to get the entire thing on my page.
     
  8. Crysta

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  9. GalenKnighthawke

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    Sure, so that way people will post to complain that someone non-native to their shards had an impact on them. "Maybe our shard liked the bank the way it is. Give us back our bank!!"

    And that they don't believe there were no entries from a given shard, the devs are lying, etc.

    In fairness, you did state in the rest of your post that the bank contest is "a fantastic idea." So I know you're not the nit-picking nay-sayer here, I'm just saying that the proposal has its (major) drawbacks, and that the team's approach probably has less.

    -Galen's player
     
  10. Crysta

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    Good point.

    Anyway.. I hate to be the one to ask this.. but what would you guys call "too big to send by email"? Hotmail can handle attachments of up to 10mb these days.. might want to at least put a data size limit on it, depending on what you've got on your end. ^^;
     
  11. Anyone on Sonoma enter? If not then I like to suggest you take some of the nice items on the Asia shards and copy them to Sonoma.
     
  12. Cyrah

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    Consider this being posted Lord Galen...

    "Omg what do you mean our shard didn't get a new Brit bank?"

    Well, I never read stratics or that UO page!!! Was this on patch screen, I never saw it! One more time MY shard is ignored! " Sheesh!

    It can and will happen Sir. I also thought players got to vote on the entries for their shards. Maybe not eh?

    Be careful almost calling the fairest, most objective Llama on LS a "nitpicker' Sir. :)
     
  13. GalenKnighthawke

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    You didn't really read my post, did you.

    I actually specifically said you were NOT the nit-picker here.

    Let me quote the relevant portion of my post:

    To summarize....

    1. I specifically stated you were not the nit-picker. How much more specific could I have been?

    2. I also specifically stated that the way the team was handling it "probably" had "less" drawbacks. Meaning I knew that it did, indeed, have drawbacks. What you point out is, indeed, one of said drawbacks.

    -Galen's player
     
  14. Crysta

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    I'm rereading the repost on UO.com, and it seems 800x600 is still the limit for emailing and if we want larger we have to host it somewhere?

    Will anyone tell me a place that allows greater than 800x600 please? Aside from that godawful imageshack that only seems to work half the time (or less).
     
  15. Trevelyan

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    photobucket
     
  16. MalagAste

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    *grummbles*....... I want to do this sooo bad.... but I'm not good with photoshop.... I'm much better actually decoing.... wish I could just actually do it myself and take a screenie....
     
  17. Crysta

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    Photobucket's max IS 800x600.
     
  18. rockytriton

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    Don't get me wrong, I like the idea, I think it's great. But if you're purpose is to revive brit west bank, this definitely won't do it, unless that is you can add a moongate close to the bank as well. The only reason people swamp to luna is that it's right next to the moongate.
     
  19. Lady Kiara

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    I really hate to sound stupid here:sad4: But are we just decorating the out side or inside as well...?
     
  20. Teeshy

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    Actually, would be curious to know if we *can* put a moongate. I think it would be a good idea, but would it affect too many other things? Make it too hard to code in or anything?

    I had planned to put one on my design, but then thought maybe it was a no-no.
     
  21. Saphireena

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    What a lovely contest!

    We need more information though:

    1) Must the design stick to the original floorplan shape, or can the floor layout be modified? For instance by chopping away a corner or expanding a part to make a fancy doorway.

    2) Copy pasting bits and pieces (as suggested in UO Herald) will result in many designs which are not technically viable due to how the tiles lay out in the game. Most folks won't understand this - but does it matter? Meaning, how faithfully are we expected to ensure that the tiles would "fall into place" in the game?

    3) Are we allowed to add floor levels, or must the bank stay a 1 story building?

    4) Since Felucca has a dead and gloomy theme compared to the lush and fruitful Trammel, are we allowed to submit a design as a "set" which has basically the same idea, but is modified for the consecutive facets? For instance if I plan to use a lot of foliage on the Trammel side, it would look odd if it looked as lush on Felucca and would need bare sticks and branches instead.

    5) And how about the same design shown as a daytime and nighttime version? Again, can the same design be sent in as a set? Or is it one single screen shot, plain and simple.

    6) Can the ground tiles surrounding the bank be modified? For instance if wanting to create a fancy tiled area. Or is it only the building itself?

    7) As Lady Kiara asked: Are we to show both the inner and outer design? Or merely outer?
     
  22. Teeshy

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    Saphireena some of your questions are answered in previous threads =)

    here and here
     
  23. Kiminality

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    No, it's not.
    New uploader: There's a drop-down at the bottom of the upload section, allowing you to select new sizes.
    Old uploader: Above the browse part, there's the size, with "options" next to it. Can change the size from there.
    Bulk uploader: A similar link to the one in the old uploader, at the bottom.

    Select "1024x768" or "1 megabyte filesize"
     
  24. Crysta

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    Really? Must have changed since my PC went out.. not been able to do much there with this one.. slows it to a crawl.
     
  25. Saphireena

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    Aaah thanks Teeshy!
     
  26. GalenKnighthawke

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    Most of you probably noticed this; I didn't, however, until someone pointed it out in PM....I mis-read Cyrah's post rather badly, because I did not see the word "almost."

    Just wanted to take a moment to apologize to Cyrah directly. I definitely don't mind my successes being publicly known most of the time, so why not my failures too? Consider it a weird kind of ego if you like.

    Anyway: Sorry, Cyrah. Somehow I don't think this is news to most of the readers of this thread! *chuckles, sighs* Oh well.

    -Galen's player
     
  27. BlissMarie

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    I am ready to submit my entry for the Brit Bank contest. *excited*

    Before I mail it, will someone from EA confirm that it isn't to large to submit by e-mail, please? I have two images, but the one I am concerned about is a 1.52 MB jpg. Is 1.52 MB okay?

    BlissMarie
     
  28. Teeshy

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    BlissMarie - on the Herald announcement it says somethign along the lines of if the image is larger than 800 x 600 to upload it somewhere and send them the link =)

    So I'd assume that as long as your images dimensions are under that you can email =) Might be a good idea to upload it and send the link as well, just to be safe?
     
  29. Hunters' Moon

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    Alright... *rolls up sleeves* ....where can I find the program that gives me the tools to make changes to the bank?
     
  30. God_Majere

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    Thats bull, I've already entered under the stated rules on UOHerald.
     
  31. BlissMarie

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    Thanks for replying, Teeshy.

    It is larger than 800x600. I posted it on an image hosting site and in the process it lost a lot of quality (down to about 500 KB), so many of the details couldn't be clearly seen.

    I could set up a website somewhere, I suppose.

    BlissMarie
     
  32. BlissMarie

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    Did it! Yay! =)

    I was able to use my webspace from school, so - nevermind EA ppl, I don't need confirmation now.

    BlissMarie