1. Find your way through the deepest dungeon in the 18th Mini Mapping Contest Poll.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. A brave new world lies beyond the seven seas. Join the 34th Modeling Contest today!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Check out the Staff job openings thread.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Hive 3 Remoosed BETA - NOW LIVE. Go check it out at BETA Hive Workshop! Post your feedback in this new forum BETA Feedback.
Dismiss Notice
60,000 passwords have been reset on July 8, 2019. If you cannot login, read this.

Phoenix Trial #5 - Hero Ability Icon Replacements

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Paladon, May 7, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. viiva

    viiva

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    398
    Resources:
    31
    Icons:
    25
    Skins:
    6
    Resources:
    31
    Same like Mr. Goblin, its a green skull like the original icon

    - concept: same like blizzard
    - quality: lower than blizzard
    so why would it be replaced?
     
  2. Devine

    Devine

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,195
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2009
  3. The_Silent

    The_Silent

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,065
    Resources:
    164
    Models:
    53
    Icons:
    90
    Packs:
    8
    Skins:
    12
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    164
    Heres my final submission, I just need to update some of the old submissions and gather them in 1 post... Then i'm finished.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Its a replacement of the Feral Spirit icon.
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Paladon

    Paladon

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,081
    Resources:
    42
    Icons:
    28
    Packs:
    2
    Spells:
    12
    Resources:
    42
    Don't forget to attach the .blp files.
     
  5. Devine

    Devine

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,195
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    not as good as your previous.
    proportions are a bit off.
    they're in the zip.
     
  6. Palaslayer

    Palaslayer

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,779
    Resources:
    66
    Icons:
    62
    Packs:
    1
    Spells:
    2
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    66
    banana, your opinion of mr.goblins death coil icon is completely inacceptable, because it is completely different from the blizzard one aas well as from da's...

    1st: looks a lot better
    2nd: high quality, better use of lightning, looks more realistic

    and additionally your icons completely suck compared top his

    sry. this post of yours made me really angry...
     
  7. Paladon

    Paladon

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,081
    Resources:
    42
    Icons:
    28
    Packs:
    2
    Spells:
    12
    Resources:
    42
    He's referring to the fact that Blizzard's and Goblin's versions both show the green skull.
    Same applies to the Inferno icon. Both show the Infernal's head.
    That's the point, there goes the creativity.

    So i can only agree with banana in those points.
     
  8. Discipline

    Discipline

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Messages:
    351
    Resources:
    7
    Icons:
    7
    Resources:
    7
    I tried to do something for chain lightning but it turned out too small, complicated and blinding for an in game icon. Still, I want to post it because even tho it was a fail there is something I really like about it lol

    BTNchainlightning.png
     
  9. DonDustin

    DonDustin

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,293
    Resources:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    but the problem is that most of thw blizzard icon fit perfectly to the skills and heroes.

    so there are two possible ways you could aim:
    1. show what the skill exactly does in combination with the hero who does it or with the missile or with a summon ( just how blizzard does it)

    ==> not that creative, but fits the skill perfectly

    2. make something abstract which is related to the spell in some way, but which isnt so obvious

    ==> creative but does not fit the skill by 100%
     
  10. Discipline

    Discipline

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Messages:
    351
    Resources:
    7
    Icons:
    7
    Resources:
    7
    You have half a point dondustin, but it's not strictly true. A lot of the ability icons in warcraft 3 could do with a replacement, and the main reason why you'd think they fit perfectly is because you have known it to be that way for such a long time.... and quite a few of the blizzard icons are already abstract or unfitting for the purpose (eg. if someone showed you blizzard's sleep icon for the first time, you wouldn't automatically assume it represented 'sleep').

    The point isn't to create an icon that represents the ability 100% (or a screenshot would suffice), but to take your own interpretation of the ability and work it into a fitting resource.

    That being said, I don't think replacing the death coil ability with a green skull is a bad thing, because I don't think there is anything more obviously suitable.
     
  11. Palaslayer

    Palaslayer

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,779
    Resources:
    66
    Icons:
    62
    Packs:
    1
    Spells:
    2
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    66
    infernal icon:
    why the hell should it show a different thing, the foot would make no sense to me at all, and besides from that fact the icons should replace it, which does not necessarily mean that they should show different things... i think in this case the fact the the new icon looks cool, is well made and a lot better than the old one counts more than the fact that it its idea is similar to the original blizzard icon.
    same thing with the death coil.
     
  12. Discipline

    Discipline

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2008
    Messages:
    351
    Resources:
    7
    Icons:
    7
    Resources:
    7
    tho it looks similar, I think the original death coil showed someone dying from the effect of the spell anyhow (or an undead unit being revived by it's power), not the actual projectile
     
  13. HappyCockroach

    HappyCockroach

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,991
    Resources:
    71
    Models:
    33
    Icons:
    36
    Packs:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    71
    Actually Blizzards chain lightning is not very good... about yours, I recommend to start it over. The concept is unique, but not very good.

    [​IMG]

    Something like this would be awesome as a chain lightning. Because wc3's icon doesn't show the chain effect.
     

    Attached Files:

  14. Slaydon

    Slaydon

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,432
    Resources:
    2
    Tutorials:
    2
    Resources:
    2
    The first face reminds me of Bart Simpson :p
     
  15. Gilles

    Gilles

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Messages:
    8,464
    Resources:
    0
    Resources:
    0
    I thought so too.
     
  16. Avator

    Avator

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    2,309
    Resources:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    1
    I bet it's based on that. Anyway, there's already been a submission of chain lighting exactly like that one. It has the exact same setup, but I don't remember who submitted it and I'm not going back to check who it was, because it's not that important right now.
     
  17. terradont

    terradont

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    1,471
    Resources:
    2
    Icons:
    1
    Template:
    1
    Resources:
    2
    Damn, that's what i had in mind. Bah, i'll have to make something else. :p
     
  18. HappyCockroach

    HappyCockroach

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,991
    Resources:
    71
    Models:
    33
    Icons:
    36
    Packs:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    71
    I didn't base my mspaint crappy drawing in anything else, really xD
    terradont, I don't think there's a problem about it...
     
  19. UnholyDobry

    UnholyDobry

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Messages:
    121
    Resources:
    5
    Icons:
    5
    Resources:
    5
    new list of possible finals, like i said before my goal is to be closer to mid place than to last place, my water elemental is not very original but i ran out of ideas maybe i will work to replace it, i got: holy light, death coil, vampire aura and thorns aura. Icons are in rar files below for holy light and death coil there are 2 borders and for auras there are 4.

    Edit: alright these are my finals 90% since this post is linked to first post im going to place my finals here, i removed water elemental and place thorns aura, also i attached RAR-ed files for all of icons since vampire aura and thorns have 4 borders (BTN,PAS,DISBTN,DISPAS).

    Edit: alright those are my finals 100% in about an hour im going out of town for 3 days gl to every1.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jun 7, 2009
  20. Mr.Goblin

    Mr.Goblin

    Art and Graphic Design Moderator

    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,061
    Resources:
    187
    Models:
    5
    Icons:
    137
    Packs:
    4
    Skins:
    39
    Spells:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    187
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.