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New Emoticonest? [POLL] (need feedback)

Discussion in 'Submissions Archive' started by Quinten, Jan 22, 2019.

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What should the min to max number of submissions be for the Emoticontest?

  1. 4 min, 8 max

  2. 4 min, 12 max

  3. 4 min, 16 max

  4. 4 min, 20 max

  5. 4 min, 24 max

  6. 6 min, 12 max

  7. 6 min, 16 max

  8. 6 min, 20 max

  9. 6 min, 24 max

  10. 4 min, no limit

  11. 6 min, no limit

  12. 8 min, no limit

  13. Accept any amound

  14. I dont care :/

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  1. Quinten

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    It's been TENTHOUSANT years!

    Since the very last emoji contest; crappy pixelated gifs still roam around the website of quality that reminds me of the early beginnings of the internet!

    But I say no more!

    Let's do a new emoji contest with the following themes:
    - Hive Workshop
    - Warcraft / Reforged
    - Memes (acti-blizzard related)

    Ofc, I dont have the priveliges to organize such an event, but I know a lot of lazy staffmembers that certainly can.

    Recommended Contest entry requirements:
    - Entiers must follow Hive Workshop's Rules & Information
    - Entries must be related to the contest themes
    - An entry must at least consist of a min to max number of files (determined by poll)
    - Accepted file formats are: PNG, JPEG and GIF
    - Each emoji must be at least be 15x15 pixels, but can be any size (will be scaled down to 24x24)

    Once again, this is just a suggestion. Hopefully some kind-hearthed moderator comes across this and makes it an actual thing.

    Hopes up!

    Quinten out.
     
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  2. Scias

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    I like the idea and might be interested in participating.

    My theme suggestions would be:

    -Units: pick a melee unit of your choice and create x amount of emoticons of it.
    -Races: create x amount of emoticons of a race of your choice: Human, Orc, Undead, Nightelf, Naga, Neutral..


    Suggestion on requirements:

    -A set of x amount of emoticons expressing different moods. (could be 4,6 or 8)
    -Reduce 64x64 minimum scale to something way less, 15x15 preferably the lowest as it is better to have emoticons that fit the font size.
    Like these classic ones: :csmile: (15x15) :) (18x18), here's example how 64x64 would look: [​IMG]

    Possibly
    -Recreate the classic smilies [:);):(:mad::confused::cool::p:D:eek::oops::rolleyes:o_O] into choosen theme from the themes suggested above.

    Just my thoughts and ideas. Looking forward to this contest.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
  3. Quinten

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    Well, lets then at least do 24x24.
    Or 64x64 and import them as vectors or something, so we can compress them without damaging the quality/losing pixels.

    Might adjust themes to:
    - Warcraft
    - Hive Workshop
    - Reforged
    (no memes)
     
  4. KKona OMEGALUL FailFish
     
  5. Quinten

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    Okay, number of entries to make an emoji bundle must be between 4 and 24? Is that OK?
     
  6. Scias

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    That might be too big of a gap between minimum and maximum number of emoticons in the bundle. Might be too hard to judge quality over quantity in this case, since some 4 entries could be amazing in quality but 24 while less impressive could be a way more useful set.
    I suggest signficantly reducing the gap so quantity vs quality judging would be easy and fair. If someone wishes to create more they can do so by making multiple entries.

    I'd personally make it a fixed number of emoticons, preferably 6. So that a lot of different moods can be expressed with the bundle and so it wouldn't take too much time away from busy artists.

    Also, it doesn't really matter what size you make the emoji's in, you can convert any size into vector, or you can make a vector drawing off the start. Just the submitted entry size and readability is important.
     
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  7. Quinten

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    Okay... Hmm... between... Well, 24 gots to be kinda the upper limit. But I feel like an entry really only needs a minimum of 4...

    Could do between 6 and 18 to lower the gap... But it still doesnt feel right.

    Sure, but the people will poll them anyway.
    So quality over quantity wont really affect much, since a poll.

    Some might prefer lower numbers of quality ones, some will prefer more variated ones, ect.

    I say 4 - 24 is okay, 6 - 18 is fine
     
  8. Scias

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    Sure, count me in!
     
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    We have shit loads of smilies existing on Hive and only about 10% of them are being used in rare cases.
    If we're to start a new one, I prefer quality over quantity. By preferring artist to focus their motivation in few and not wanting a long to rotten contest, I agree with Scias and would go with 6.
     
  11. Quinten

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    thats because they're greatly outdated and are quite.... uhhh. shit.

    Okay, lets do this then:
    Minimum amound is 4.
    Suggested amound is 6.
    Maximum amound is 24.
     
  12. Scias

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    Keep in mind possibility of emoticons from top 3 place winners being used in the smiley selection (like it has been in previous contests). Now imagine 3x24 resulting in maximum of 72 new emoticons. It's unlikely but it's gonna be way too much if that happens, and even with lesser numbers it'll end up being a whole lot of new emoticons.

    Besdies, like I said you can always make multiple entries of sets of 6.

    Perhaps a poll on what the limit should be could be useful.
     
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  13. Quinten

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    Look, the last emoticontest was almost a decade ago, I dont know this. :(

    Now I know this, lets go with:

    Minimum: 4
    Recommended: 6
    Maximum: 12

    12 bids enough space for someone to make a good mix and enough variation.

    As far as a poll goes... sure. I'll add on.
     
  14. Ken Christopher

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    Nice ideas. Can change a bunch of new faces for emoticons.
    Min 4 and Max 12 would be ok.
     
  15. Quinten

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    Thansks for the compliment! May the Emoticontest, one day, become an actual thing.
     
  16. Ken Christopher

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    Yes :)
     
  17. Quinten

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    I shall close the poll manually near the end of the day on Januari the 30th.
    If none of the Staff members decide to bother with this after closing the poll, I will kind of just of move away from this thread, I think.

    Up and until then, Im open for feedback and discussion.

    Edit: Ive also adjusted the recommended entry requirements above
     
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  18. Ken Christopher

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    Might have to call any moderators to see....
     
  19. Quinten

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    Lets not rush them. Right now, the poll is still going strong and still probably have to adjust/discuss a lot of things before this will get approved.

    After the 30th of Januari, ill do a mass ping, okay?
     
  20. Ken Christopher

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    Good good :)
     
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