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Mod Of The Month Medal Suggestion

Discussion in 'Website Information and News' started by pauliaxz, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. pauliaxz

    pauliaxz Mayor

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    Hello everyone,
    I would like to suggest adding golden, silver and bronze medals for Mod of the Month awards.
    Medal would consist of year and exact month written on it.
    These are examples for December of 2014:

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    golden medal.png silver medal2.png bronze medal2.png

    Also similar medals can be awarded in another kind of competitions.
     
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  2. IcyHot

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    Ummm? Who is gonna make all these ?? Also everyone realizes I already give out a Mod of the Month medal to the winner right?

    I am pretty lazy and the work I will have to do to add a medal just for it to be used once is a pain.
     
  3. pauliaxz

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    I can make these, I have templates for adding shininess and realistic borders

    Anyway try to imagine, how it will look in the end of 2015 or later when some modders will have lots of same medals.
     
  4. IcyHot

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    The problem is this: 3 x 12 = 36 medals per year. Each would get used just once. The Medal system can be seen if you go to the bottom menu and select help, the system would become impossible to understand. I already created a medal for the Winner of the Mod of the Month. When I award a medal I am able to add custom text explaining why they won. You can go to anyone's profile and pick the medal tab and see exactly what and WHY they won.

    Pauliaxz go look at your profile and check your medal award. I really think the system is nicely done
     
  5. pauliaxz

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    Then maybe, as you told in shoutbox, medals could be only for 1st for 2nd and for 3rd place without any month or years replicas..
    Those could be seen when highlighted with mouse cursor over them.
     
  6. pauliaxz

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    How this one:
    golden medal2.png And here is the texture I use: GOLD MEDAL_test2.png
     
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  7. pauliaxz

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    This is how silver and bronze looks:
    silver_medal4.png bronze medal_4.png

    So, @IcyHot , now there is only 3 medals wich can be awarded multiple times (every month)
     
  8. Spock

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    How if that placed somewhere on the winner mod thread? :rolleyes:
     
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  9. pauliaxz

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    Yeah, thats nice idea, medals can be placed in modders resource thread too.
     
  10. nicko2u

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    but aren't those icons way to big? I thought they get displayed under your avatar image/title?
    If so, basically the icons need to be around 24px X 24px ?
    or are you wanting these huge icons displayed elsewhere if so where?

    example icon size
    17_1416622550m.jpg
     
  11. pauliaxz

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    Images can be resized.
    I checked these icons, those are 42x40 (modders icon)

    42x40 is original size (when you click on them)

    Anyway, resized to that size, words can't be seen clearly...
    silver_medal42pixels.png 17_1416622550l.png

    And this is the 24x25 pixel icon: silver_medal24pixels.png

    What if to leave only the number (e.g. 2)
     
  12. nicko2u

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    orginal size yes but they get resized to 22 x24 it seems!
    I guess there is for a reason for the resize is to fit multiple icons under your avatar, if they are to big they wont fit simple as that.
    don't get me wrong Paul I like your idea specially with the 3 only -gold, silver and bronze. Less work for IcyHot or a moderator to update each month.
     
  13. nicko2u

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    Maybe one month I might win one lol - No chance with Monty modding machine. lol
     
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  14. pauliaxz

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    How do these look without any words in them:
    GOLD MEDAL_1only_shn.png SILVER MEDAL_1only_shn.png BRONZE MEDAL_3only_shn.png
     
  15. nicko2u

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    Suggestion just use the same Icon currently used but with different colors? Modder of the month will get a nice gold bling, silver might look at tad drab over white but Im sure there is some highlights to be had. Finally bronze - what can you say its bronze.
     
  16. pauliaxz

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    Example how this would look under member's avatar:
    example.png
     
  17. Alex24

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    maybe a bit more flat styled?
     
  18. IcyHot

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    I like these medals now. I can use the big ones to announce the winners in the thread. The medals need to be 50x50 pixels preferably as PNG files. Just give me the larger size for use on the forum and I can save a smaller copy for the medals. The system automatically reduces the image for display under the user's avatar (postbox). If we get this done soon I can use it with the November Contest and I will change the October to these medals.

    Personally I am a fan of the "flat" style but I am not picky
     
  19. kipate

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    And when you hoover the cursor over the medal,
    the specific month and mod will appear?
     
  20. pauliaxz

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    So which ones? only with number in it or number + mod of the month?
     

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