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Searing Axe (Icon)

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San
San
Good work, second variation looks sexy.
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Looks like a piece of plastic, and have nothing to do with metal or fire.
1/5 seems a bit harsh.

It is most definitely NOT a flaming axe, just an orange one.
Looks decent to me from looks perspective. Ofc, my art specialization is almost non-existent, I just see a shiny or not...

Usefulness ? Not as a weapon, I am not entirely sure who would go around walking with an orange axe...
Could be used for some sort of Blacksmithing, like put metal in furnace >> take out piece of hot metal >> start hammering into axe >> turn it into this icon >> ??? >> profit

Description is just a killer.

I'd say 2/5
Would hold on giving any ratings out for the moment.

regards
-Ned
 
I honestly don't know why I still spending my time trying to keep hive alive in memory of peoples who aren't longer here.

Some Blizzard ability icons doesn't has material differentiation, they are just monochromatic, this way I tagged "Spell/Ability".

The light definitely doesn't behave this way on the plastic material. This should be taken in consideration, before comments that I couldn't describe otherwise, unless inexperienced comments.

I'm sure my platic axe, has more techinical elements than mostly of 1/5 icons.
 

Maxwell

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The light definitely doesn't behave this way on the plastic material. This should be taken in consideration, before comments that I couldn't describe otherwise, unless inexperienced comments.
Oh, really?

I honestly don't know why I still spending my time trying to keep hive alive in memory of peoples who aren't longer here.
And please, don't be so proudful. It's counter-productive behaviour for cummunity. Try to compare your axe to others in Icon Section and you will realise that your one really aren't that great as you are trying to prove.
Also, from my experience, you do not pay any attention to comments of reviewers, so rating is a acceptable tool to draw your attention.
 
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Maxwell

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First of all I haven't asked you to compare your Icons with mine - I am not that prideful, and do not count myself the best artist on Hive. All that I was saying to you, to compare your Axe, and other really good Axe Icons examples that you can find in Icon Section.
 
And please, don't be so proudful. It's counter-productive behaviour for cummunity. Try to compare your axe to others in Icon Section and you will realise that your one really aren't that great as you are trying to prove.
Also, from my experience, you do not pay any attention to comments of reviewers, so rating is a acceptable tool to draw your attention.

Using rating to make author update his work is a not productive behavior in a creative community either.

Because users are free to ignore or disagree with given reviews. For you it should be irrelevant whether they'll accept it or not, your only concern should be making sure that reviews contain constructive criticism upon which icon may be improved. When it happens that author doesn't accept review, you don't push them, you either approve or reject icon, based on its quality.

Also don't compare works to show that someone's icon is better or worse, do it to give ideas to author on how certain aspect can be made in a different way, shading for example. But then it needs to be explained why comparison is being made.

I don't think any legit drawn icon deserves 1/5 rating. And based on quality, this icon deserves more than 1/5 or 2/5 rating.
 

Alexen

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Using rating to make author update his work is a not productive behavior in a creative community either.

Because users are free to ignore or disagree with given reviews. For you it should be irrelevant whether they'll accept it or not, your only concern should be making sure that reviews contain constructive criticism upon which icon may be improved. When it happens that author doesn't accept review, you don't push them, you either approve or reject icon, based on its quality.

Also don't compare works to show that someone's icon is better or worse, do it to give ideas to author on how certain aspect can be made in a different way, shading for example. But then it needs to be explained why comparison is being made.

I don't think any legit drawn icon deserves 1/5 rating. And based on quality, this icon deserves more than 1/5 or 2/5 rating.
The best way!
 

Maxwell

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Also don't compare works to show that someone's icon is better or worse, do it to give ideas to author on how certain aspect can be made in a different way, shading for example. But then it needs to be explained why comparison is being made.
I have compared works to show, that his Icon miss some things - for example axe sharpness. Or better hightlights that are common for metalic material.
 

Alexen

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I have compared works to show, that his Icon miss some things - for example axe sharpness. Or better hightlights that are common for metalic material.
You could have come up with the rating, after he did the improvements :) By rating it instantly 2/5 on his first upload, will surely demoralize him a bit and might not work to improve it :/
 

Maxwell

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You could have come up with the rating, after he did the improvements :) By rating it instantly 2/5 on his first upload, will surely demoralize him a bit and might not work to improve it :/
Rating is the thing that can be changed anytime it is needed. As long as this icon do not break any rules it will be approved, so the rating is the last and main thing that can show my impression from it - this icon need improvements.
 

Alexen

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Rating is the thing that can be changed anytime it is needed. As long as this icon do not break any rules it will be approved, so the rating is the last and main thing that can show my impression from it - this icon need improvements.
You misunderstand me. I don't say you don't have to rate it, I just pointed out that would have been nice to do that after he did the improvements. For him feels different, trust me.
 

Shar Dundred

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@KILLCIDE You know that your reviewers aren't doing a good job and still instead of actually,
you know, looking into the matter, you keep jumping around to protect them instead of even
taking into consideration that THEY might be to blame.

Take a look at recent events that made you come around to defend them. Tell me this:
do you actually, truthfully believe that SO MANY DIFFERENT USERS are to blame instead of,
you know the TWO ICON REVIEWERS?!
 
What is wrong with you, guys? Everyone has a style. This must at least take a 4/5. It might be lacking in texture (which I doubt Blizz would also be perfect in that aspect), but this is great in perspective and really close to Blizzard's style. With some texture, a little more shading and maybe some fiery effects due to the name (which I think is not that important), this would be a 5/5 in terms of it's own style. This is not supposed to be metallic, it's a searing axe daring to be different from the other artists' icons found here, and I think deserves a 4/5.
 

Alexen

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What is wrong with you, guys? Everyone has a style. This must at least take a 4/5. It might be lacking in texture (which I doubt Blizz would also be perfect in that aspect), but this is great in perspective and really close to Blizzard's style. With some texture, a little more shading and maybe some fiery effects due to the name (which I think is not that important), this would be a 5/5 in terms of it's own style. This is not supposed to be metallic, it's a searing axe daring to be different from the other artists' icons found here, and I think deserves a 4/5.
Look, he actually improved it Searing Axe2 :) Looks great. Also, your point of view is really nice and is the feedback that he should have received.
 
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Whoa, definitely major improvement. I would love to smack somebody with that in combat!

I am still not feeling the fire in this weapon yet. There is just a little heat to be felt behind the blade. There isn't much Flame in the Flaming Axe. Currently it feels more like "Molten Edge Axe" or "Heat Blade Axe".

With those 2 icons being available, I can see two uses Blacksmithing, as described previous with more steps.
AND the axe becoming hotter and hotter in the wielders hand burning both enemy and wielder!

Still loving the description!

Currently 3/5 or 4/5
Give it some fire/heat effects and it would be the weapon of choice for leading the army.
4/5 or even 5/5?

regards
-Ned
 
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Whoa, definitely major improvement. I would love to smack somebody with that in combat!

I am still not feeling the fire in this weapon yet. There is just a little heat to be felt behind the blade. There isn't much Flame in the Flaming Axe. Currently it feels more like "Molten Edge Axe" or "Heat Blade Axe".

With those 2 icons being available, I can see two uses Blacksmithing, as described previous with more steps.
AND the axe becoming hotter and hotter in the wielders hand burning both enemy and wielder!

Still loving the description!

Currently 3/5 or 4/5
Give it some fire/heat effects and it would be the weapon of choice for leading the army.
4/5 or even 5/5?

regards
-Ned
I would name it Axe of Searing Heat yes! It would be suitable addition in the WE item section no!
 
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because obviously i had to jump in too, the axe can look however it cares to look like and the author is free in terms of that,
the quality looks smooth and sharp and the improved version is very nice, what maxwell did in my opinion was judge the axe because its named Searing Axe to which is what i myself did in another icon to which he told me i have no rights to tell an artist what to name his icon.

but i said the "name" was not proper yet in here he says the "icon" is not good just because it's not matching the name "searing as in fire and etc like idea"
so maybe you can learn from what you told me yourself deer maxwell.

as for Macros you can continue to "DAB" on dem haters :D
 
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because obviously i had to jump in too the axe can look however its cares to look like and the author is free in terms of that,
the quality looks smooth and sharp and the improved version is very nice, what maxwell did in my opinion was judge the axe because its named Searing Axe to which is what i myself did in another icon to which he told me i have no rights to tell an artist what to name his icon.

but i said the "name" was not proper yet in here he says the "icon" is not good just because it's not matching the name "searing as in fire and etc like idea"
so maybe you can learn from what you told me yourself deer maxwell.

as for Macros you can continue to "DAB" on dem haters :D
Unfortunately, it is in the rules that resources have to have fitting name.
Submissions must bear a fitting title
ref: Icon Submission Rules
Of course, the difference between an "elephant" and a "tree" is a few leagues above the difference between a "hot axe" and "searing axe".
The thing with the name in this case is more like nit-picking, and while it is 70-90% accurate, it can still be perceived as deception or false advertising by some.

Edit// It is also in the rules that a resource should have a proper description.
A proper description must go along with the resource.
ref: General Resource Rules

As such, this should be set to need-fix.
Edit// I did not notice that this has not been moderated yet :|

regards
-Ned
 
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@Maxwell so what if you think it looks plastic? Does it pass the minimum standards? Please evaluate in those terms. Let the artist be the artist. Let the audience DL or choose not to DL. The artists are not here to recreate your imagination. They are here to expand their own, and hopefully expand ours too. Marcos has been a consistently excellent artist that has contributed phenomenally to the site. Hell, i PM'd him on the off chance that some day 2 or 3 years down the road he might see my post & if i was lucky, send a PM that he was retired. He didn't do that. He answered my post within 3 days, & posted material within 3 days after that! Marcos is a gentleman who honors his word, and has been gracing this site for many years now. Please don't treat him like a Newbie! ;)

And i say that with no disrespect to you.
 
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