[Search] [FAQ] [Register] [Login] [Usergroups] [Members] [Rules]
[Terra Arcanum] [Forums] [Gallery] [Downloads] [Troikapedia] [Arcanum Wikia] [Troika Games]
 
Support Terra
Arcanum:
Good Old Games
 
 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ] 

Make it so users can have their own custom avatars?
My small mind won't tolerate this affront on the lovely gallery method we currently employ. 24%  24%  [ 6 ]
Bring back ye olde rank system with the pots and Magick Flying Blade. 48%  48%  [ 12 ]
Yay! 28%  28%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 25
Author Message
 PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:24 pm Post subject:  User uploadable / custom avatars?
 
Oohh... I'm scary!
Oohh... I'm scary!

Joined: Nov 10, 2001
Posts: 4309
Location: In the Admin Panel, hovering over the delete user tickbox in your profile.
I'm thinking keep the gallery for those who want to choose but also allow users to upload their own custom avatar. I feel the time's¹ have moved on and such.

¹There should be an apostrophe in there somewhere, right?

_________________
RPG Codex - We're a bunch of angry cunts.
Tacticular Cancer # We'll have your balls #
Terra Arcanum >> the World of Troika Games

Moo... Moo... I'm an Interplay Cow.

Complexity is only simplicity multiplied


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:48 pm Post subject: 
 
Fine Piece Of Ass
Fine Piece Of Ass

Joined: Nov 6, 2001
Posts: 2114
Location: Down on the docks, where sailor's wear frocks.
Hmmm, I find myself in somewhat of a quandary over this, I would like to see the avatars opened up, (while keeping the gallery available), but, I do feel that custom avatars should be some sort of "reward" for loyallty or good behaviour etc... I guess my proposal would be to have the gallery available for all user's whether newbie or not, and then have some scipting which after, say, one year of membership have acess to be able to have your own choice of individual avatar.

_________________
I stand alone.


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 4:44 pm Post subject: 
 
I'm sexy. Uhuh. Uhuh.
I'm sexy.  Uhuh.  Uhuh.

Joined: Sep 3, 2003
Posts: 2185
Location: Sweden
I want post count ranks, like it was when I came here.


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:22 pm Post subject: 
 
Lord

Joined: Jun 3, 2004
Posts: 314
Location: cloud cuckoo land
Custom avatars, of course. It's what a lot of boards do and there's nothing wrong with it. An avatar should be something personal.


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:44 pm Post subject: 
 
Obey your Master
Obey your Master

Joined: Feb 6, 2002
Posts: 10060
Location: Lady Gaga's rear window
mathboy wrote:
I want post count ranks, like it was when I came here.


Well said.

_________________
Zanza wrote:
Yeah she can transform into a few different forms. There are things you can do with her afterwards too. Things TDC!


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:12 pm Post subject: 
 
Technological Marvel
User avatar

Joined: Dec 12, 2002
Posts: 880
Location: A cold, high place.
I agree, but I really don't know what sort of avatar I'd want if it opened up. A custom avatar is such a difficult thing...

_________________
Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:21 pm Post subject: 
 
Resident Vixen
Resident Vixen

Joined: Jun 30, 2005
Posts: 1446
Location: Norway
I want it the way it is now. Getting a personal avatar is a really cool reward. If we'd have to change it though, I'll vote for the way it was before me.

_________________
TONGSyaBASS wrote:
I'm still in shock that an Arcanum 2 campaign came and went without a flame being fired.
-Remembers that Vyenna posted-
Er...maybe not then.


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:41 am Post subject: 
 
Deranged
Deranged

Joined: Sep 15, 2003
Posts: 5742
Dark Elf wrote:
mathboy wrote:
I want post count ranks, like it was when I came here.


Well said.


Indeed, Snowy's avatar is a quaint reminder of a more civilised time.

_________________
DarkUnderlord wrote:
Vorak and Co can run the forums fairly easily.


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:03 am Post subject: 
 
10th level Paladin

Joined: Nov 17, 2002
Posts: 2081
So if the rank system wins in the poll will you actually bring it back, or were you just being a tease?


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:59 am Post subject: 
 
Fuzzball
Fuzzball

Joined: Nov 13, 2004
Posts: 2028
Location: Here, there and everywhere.
Lazy bastards hardly change.

I agree with Vyenna.

_________________
Jungle Japes wrote:
blah blah blah :D
...blah blah :lol:
blah :P blah blahblah :P
...blah di frickin blah :)


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:27 am Post subject: 
 
Oohh... I'm scary!
Oohh... I'm scary!

Joined: Nov 10, 2001
Posts: 4309
Location: In the Admin Panel, hovering over the delete user tickbox in your profile.
Canis wrote:
So if the rank system wins in the poll will you actually bring it back, or were you just being a tease?

Well, I threw it in as an option 'cause I knew a few people liked it. Though I do wonder if that wasn't because the forums were more active then and there's some kind of reminiscing / association thing happening.

But given it's winning the poll so far, I could do.

Another thing I've noticed is that for an Arcanum forum, we don't have any Arcanum protraits available in the gallery... Which I've now just stolen from the Codex and added in. So check 'em out in your profile if you want Arcanum piccy's.

... and why do we have Fallout images available? What's with that?

I've also added back in that "Anti-Paladin" one that keeps disappearing for some reason too. As well as a few others which have also, seemingly gone missing for some bizarre reason.

_________________
RPG Codex - We're a bunch of angry cunts.
Tacticular Cancer # We'll have your balls #
Terra Arcanum >> the World of Troika Games

Moo... Moo... I'm an Interplay Cow.

Complexity is only simplicity multiplied


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:08 am Post subject: 
 
Deranged
Deranged

Joined: Sep 15, 2003
Posts: 5742
I'm back in business.

Thanks DU.

_________________
DarkUnderlord wrote:
Vorak and Co can run the forums fairly easily.


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:48 am Post subject: 
 
Lord

Joined: Jun 3, 2004
Posts: 314
Location: cloud cuckoo land
What is it with you guys? Custom avatars are way better than some flaming sword thingy or whatever.
That said: I'm glad to see that one is now finally able to use an avatar from Arcanum itself. That's almost as good as a custom avatar. Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:32 pm Post subject:  Re: User uploadable / custom avatars?
 
Beware of Bad Cat
Beware of Bad Cat

Joined: Feb 26, 2002
Posts: 3609
Location: Wherever the US Government is willing to pay my rent.
floyd wrote:
Custom avatars, of course. It's what a lot of boards do and there's nothing wrong with it. An avatar should be something personal.


if a lot of other boards jumped off a bridge, would you do it too? saving custom avatars for those we find deserving is unique, and we should keep it. although, if you just HAVE to be nice, you could put an age limit on it... after a certain amount of time as a member, you can put your own custom avatar. just qualify it, like self-made customs can't make their own title, so it's still in your best interest to cultivate good relations with the forum as a whole.


DarkUnderlord wrote:
¹There should be an apostrophe in there somewhere, right?


wrong.

_________________
They tell me, shaking their heads:
'You should be kinder... You are somehow furious.'
I used to be kind. It didn't last long.


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:59 pm Post subject: 
 
Not a whinger. Honest.
Not a whinger. Honest.

Joined: Dec 19, 2008
Posts: 32
This is the only thing that bothers me about this website/forum. It's like people are being picked favorites, and I feel left out, especially as being a graphic designer, and can't share my Arcanum style stuff on here AS AN AVATAR.

But I'm not a staff member, I can't do anything about it. But I'm glad this post was made, so I could add my 2 cents to it. I voted YAY on it, because it's the only one suitable for my answer on this subject. Thanks.

_________________
Done with this forum. I am not here, so it's pointless talking at me, because you will be talking to yourself. Thank you for the politeness some people have showed me. The others that can't be nice, you got yours coming. Believe me.


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:28 pm Post subject: 
 
Terra Arcanum Staff
Terra Arcanum Staff

Joined: May 31, 2003
Posts: 5018
You also posted in an over three year old thread. And yes people are being picked favourites, the people who stay around for a long time. But not even those of us who have an avatar not in the gallery get to chose our own.

_________________
Zanza wrote:
I've always allowed ads for all sites. How else will I find out about single women that need a man right now?


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:31 am Post subject: 
 
Deranged
Deranged

Joined: Sep 15, 2003
Posts: 5742
The customs are chosen for you, its a tradition here and it helps make this place a little more unique. So people without a custom actually have more choice in what their avatar is (unless you are a power abusing admin).

_________________
DarkUnderlord wrote:
Vorak and Co can run the forums fairly easily.


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:45 am Post subject: 
 
Obey your Master
Obey your Master

Joined: Feb 6, 2002
Posts: 10060
Location: Lady Gaga's rear window
Personally, I'm still in favour of the old system. Times must go on I guess.

_________________
Zanza wrote:
Yeah she can transform into a few different forms. There are things you can do with her afterwards too. Things TDC!


Top
 Profile  
 PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:51 am Post subject: 
 
Terra Arcanum Staff
Terra Arcanum Staff

Joined: May 31, 2003
Posts: 5018
Yeah, I want the old rail road spike back...

_________________
Zanza wrote:
I've always allowed ads for all sites. How else will I find out about single women that need a man right now?


Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group