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dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) at 12/19/2014 4:28:00 AM

Souldn't you already know if you're on the Naughty or Nice List, ya Jagaloons?


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Crimso (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/19/2014 4:21:00 AM

I guess, but couldn't there just be a program that decides the outcome based on the letters or characters in your name?


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ADrawingMan (Level 8 Shodan) at 12/19/2014 4:04:00 AM

Yeah, but I think the people who made it assume that the average user isn't going to enter their name twice. And there's a lot of names, so assigning each name to naughty or nice would take quite awhile, probably to a point that it's not worth doing that for such a simple little thing imo

Imo a better method to make it more convincing would be to randomly assign a naughty or nice to the name that you do enter (which they are already doing), but then cache the naughty or nice assigned to the entered name so that if the person enters the same name again it won't randomly change. 


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/19/2014 3:31:00 AM

You'd just have it set so each name has a set answer. Patrick = Naughty because blah blah blah, John = Nice because blah blah blah then when someone enters their name it'd display the result. As of now it doesn't matter what you put in it'll just display a random result from a list of premade results.


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noaqh (Level 1 Seaman) at 12/19/2014 2:52:00 AM

haha... not really man... the most reasonable way is to answer a bunch on rhetorical quizzes... Then you will get the result true to yourself

Also... sorting name thru algorithm tend to get messed up sometimes since many people have the same name... etc


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Crimso (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/19/2014 2:46:00 AM

Yeah, but it's always possible to make a program that gets a result by running your name through an algorithm.


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noaqh (Level 1 Seaman) at 12/19/2014 2:05:00 AM

well... It's not like they got some sort of magic to know what you do tho... Still it was fun to troll your friends


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/19/2014 12:55:00 AM

Yeah it would've been neat if each name had a result hard set to it.


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Crimso (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/19/2014 12:52:00 AM

Oh. It... gives you a random result every time you enter your name.

That's kind of disappointing.


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skamocore (Level 11 CEO) at 12/19/2014 12:05:00 AM

Woop. Finished my Secret Santa, I hope [REDACTED] enjoys it :D


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/18/2014 10:22:00 PM

 suck it, nerds.


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noaqh (Level 1 Seaman) at 12/18/2014 5:04:00 PM

hmmmm... I've been a bad person?... lol

btw... you all should try it


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Mr.Fahrenheit (Level 6 Serial Killer) at 12/18/2014 4:38:00 PM

Mine doesnt really have anything to do with the holiday season at all


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DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) at 12/18/2014 4:16:00 PM

Speaking of which, I just finished mine. Even have the politically correct "Happy holidays" thing going on. 


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/18/2014 12:07:00 PM

Write a letter to Santa and make sure you write 'Attn: Greenie' on the envelope.


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Limes (Level 2 Peon) at 12/18/2014 12:01:00 PM

Jal how do I get a sig?


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/18/2014 10:01:00 AM

As many of you already know. Green is one of Santa's elves and is always away at this time of the year.


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dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) at 12/18/2014 8:43:00 AM

Speaking of banned...

Where the HELL is greeniepants?!

And... I'm back to drinking. Never try to stop anything at the Holidays!!!


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Zizka (Level 8 Marshal) at 12/18/2014 8:35:00 AM

Happy birthday Friend! 


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king_bobston (Level 5 Soldier) at 12/18/2014 8:10:00 AM

Happy birthday Friend! You have an awesome alias.


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Bitslap (Level 6 Manager) at 12/18/2014 8:00:00 AM

Probably som haxx in the webclient aswell.


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/18/2014 7:13:00 AM

I banned and batch deleted all the spam after slappy mentioned it.


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 2 Peon) at 12/18/2014 7:06:00 AM

that was an inactive account, bitslap?


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Bitslap (Level 6 Manager) at 12/18/2014 6:56:00 AM

<3


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/18/2014 6:33:00 AM

Took care of that thanks :)


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Zizka (Level 8 Marshal) at 12/18/2014 4:55:00 AM

Why the negative attitude? Loads of what I do I end up archiving or deleting because I'm not happy with it. It's all part of the learning process. 

My Japanese teacher plays the clarinet (as his main job). He would practice from the time he got up to lunch until he went to bed. Not saying you should do the same thing (who can?) but moping isn't going to improve anything. Spend that time practicing instead. Come on man! 


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noaqh (Level 1 Seaman) at 12/18/2014 3:20:00 AM

>_>

... Unity for HTML, doh... I got crashed and freeze countless for a game like that. Takin too much space and cookies. So screw it... Where Javascript and Flash?

Also happy birthday to Friend!


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Mr.Fahrenheit (Level 6 Serial Killer) at 12/18/2014 3:19:00 AM

Happy Birthday Friend!


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ADrawingMan (Level 8 Shodan) at 12/18/2014 1:43:00 AM

Happy birthday Friend : ) 

@Bitslap

Doh, I can't even try their demo since they're using unity 

I don't understand, don't they realize that they are probably less likely to get a partner to collaborate with them if they spam everyone like that ._.?


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Bitslap (Level 6 Manager) at 12/18/2014 1:32:00 AM

http://www.pixeljoint.com/p/50006.htm


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noaqh (Level 1 Seaman) at 12/17/2014 8:27:00 PM

don't think WIP forum is for show tho... Folks there are always eager to help.

But really It's like a school, you gotta focus on everyone comments and meanings but I guess you've already know that. Good luck man. I really like your geometric style in pixel tho


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Adcrusher (Level 5 Captain) at 12/17/2014 8:25:00 PM

I procrastinated Secret Santa tons, started it like 2 days ago or something. That being said, I put a good amount of time into within those days and while the peice isn't quite as ambitious as others, I think it's turning out well. I hope my santa likes it!(or am I the santa? I don't know...)


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 8:21:00 PM

I have ideas, I just lack the skill to make any of them.


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noaqh (Level 1 Seaman) at 12/17/2014 8:16:00 PM

It's not... But IF you out of ideas just borrow their ideas and line upon it... If you don't try the progress would be just zero in percent


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 8:14:00 PM

My pixelling skills are awful though, I doubt having a sketch from someone else is going to do anything.


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noaqh (Level 1 Seaman) at 12/17/2014 8:07:00 PM

nah you just need some help... My suggestion is lookin for someone else who full of idea and sketch something for you... ( Yes I'm talkin about collaboration).


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 8:04:00 PM

Safe to say I should stop pixelling. Feckin dreadful at it now blegh


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Mr.Fahrenheit (Level 6 Serial Killer) at 12/17/2014 3:05:00 PM

Same lol


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DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) at 12/17/2014 2:25:00 PM

ohhh shit that's due in a few days. 


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Daruda (Level 2 Dealer) at 12/17/2014 12:35:00 PM

Secret santa is one of the best pixel event of the year, I can't wait to see all the pieces!
Too bad that I'm always too busy around december and slow as I am, I'd need more than  2 weeks.
And if you missed it, well, you can anyway just make a gift.  


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Bitslap (Level 6 Manager) at 12/17/2014 12:30:00 PM
It is ok.
I already sent some Dr. Who fan a 70s boxed remote controlled Dalek 
Next year i do PA

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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/17/2014 12:07:00 PM

You are likely too late for this year.
We always post here when first announced.
You must have missed it.


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 12:06:00 PM

There's a sign up thread over on Pixelation, however the sign up period is over (Ended sometime the end of November if I remember correctly). Guess we'll have to wait till next year.


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Bitslap (Level 6 Manager) at 12/17/2014 11:53:00 AM

How do i secret santa?


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 11:45:00 AM

The person who made mine last year made an amazing piece, wish I could say the same for the piece I made. I completely forgot to sign up this year, wish I had.


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Zizka (Level 8 Marshal) at 12/17/2014 10:47:00 AM

Make sure you finish it. Last Christmas Santa I didn't get mine and it really suck (and also why I'm not participating this year). Also, what I prepared for the person I picked wasn't acknowledge by that person either. Both things are pretty rude. 


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RAV (Level 1 Rookie) at 12/17/2014 7:53:00 AM

Well, anyway. Even for me that would be just a general rule of thump. hard work should be factored in and rewarded. But frankly, it's also nice that there is flexibility such that there can be oddities, like unusually neat little works making it to the weeklies or monthlies among the bigger. Keeps things interesting. no point in just obsessing about certain notions of value.


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RAV (Level 1 Rookie) at 12/17/2014 7:06:00 AM

Had I 10 points to give, I'd reserve the range 1-5 for qualifying smaller sprites, and the range 5-10 (or 1-10) for bigger scenes. Given the overall design of PJ, I'd think this works out best and fairest for it. That a 16x16 piece is the best one of its category ever, still doesnt deserve to throw the same amount of points on its pile as the best 512x512 piece, purely by how much work it is, considering how it's all in the same ranking.

But that's me. How people decide to spend their own points is their own business.


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/17/2014 6:58:00 AM

You don't even need to wait 'over time'.
When you see a pixel that impresses or makes you wonder or does anything at all then visit that gallery and raid it then come back. I do this all the time.

To me, 'implied' detail in pixelart is where the magic of the art form happens and what seperates the good from the great.


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White Red Eye (Level 1 Intern) at 12/17/2014 6:51:00 AM

All very good points Jal.  I guess over time you would see a lot of regular PJers progress. 

It also impresses me how much detail (or at least how much 'implied' detail) some people manage to fit into a relatively small pixel, so I guess sometimes an 'epic' pixel doesn't have to be a huge undertaking, although I would imagine a lot of time and effort goes into larger pixels.


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 2 Peon) at 12/17/2014 6:47:00 AM

I''ve been seeing those four c64 pieces by joodas in the public queue for quite a while now. Do they look too good to be true or something to not have been approved? Are they even considered pixel art?


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/17/2014 6:46:00 AM

You better finish if you commited to it.


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 2 Peon) at 12/17/2014 6:43:00 AM

I should maybe get to finishing my secret santa...


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RAV (Level 1 Rookie) at 12/17/2014 5:55:00 AM

What White describes fits best the character of the current system.


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/17/2014 5:50:00 AM

Its best to look at each pixel on its own and rate on its own merit without any comparison to any other pixel.
Its possible for an 'epic' piece to be better or a super skilled artist to make something slightly lower than their skill level while its possible for a new PJer or lesser skilled to show improvement or do something 'epic' within their limit.
I expect a certain level from many but I prefer to be surprised from those I expect little or nothing.


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RAV (Level 1 Rookie) at 12/17/2014 5:48:00 AM

what you say is a good point in favour of how it works.


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White Red Eye (Level 1 Intern) at 12/17/2014 5:38:00 AM

Thanks for clearing that up RAV and Jal.  I usually only rate things I like, but I didn't want to rate anything lower than 3 in case it reduced the score.  However there is a fair amount of variation in the level of effort that goes into things (eg a small sprite can look really good but obviously takes less work than an some of the epic landscape or scene mockups) so it's good to know I can give someone a couple of points without inadvertadly wrecking their rating :)


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 5:22:00 AM

i'm on it.

Edit: Also I never realised you made that Mona Lisa mockup game piece, it's one of the first pieces I seen when I came to the site first. Hadn't a clue it was made by you though 


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/17/2014 5:20:00 AM

When you give any pixel a rating it just adds to the total rating points which is how the monthly Top10 and the WS is established. Giving a '1' may be your low score but it does add 1 point to that art. The rating system is an activity on the site and not a true barometer because many never rate at all.
We want everyone to rate all art but c+c is better. Faves do not count in Top10 or WS scores.

@Paddy, you may raid my gallery and rate away


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jeremy (Level 11 Special Agent) at 12/17/2014 5:12:00 AM

secret santa done


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 2 Peon) at 12/17/2014 4:55:00 AM

I just go on rating binges to get my points up.


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RAV (Level 1 Rookie) at 12/17/2014 3:56:00 AM

it's absolute addition. it just piles on the points you give.


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 3:55:00 AM

Yeah I was wondering how it worked also, like does 1 mean it's not that good or is 1 lets say like a 6 on a scale of 1-10? 


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White Red Eye (Level 1 Intern) at 12/17/2014 3:48:00 AM

How does the rating system working anyway?  For example when you rate a pixel as '1' does it increase it's score by 1 point or does it average to a score out of five?


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noaqh (Level 1 Seaman) at 12/17/2014 2:32:00 AM

I don't really care to touch the rating as well... occasionally mis-pressed them( yes I missed it for the zoom) Still everytime I fave something It took me right to my ''bookmarks'' panel so I don't really bother


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 2:06:00 AM

I mean, pretty much.


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RAV (Level 1 Rookie) at 12/17/2014 2:01:00 AM

You're a weird dude.


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 1:56:00 AM

Jal's like my fav person on the site, can't be blaming him now can I.


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RAV (Level 1 Rookie) at 12/17/2014 1:53:00 AM

Just blame Jal. Feels good, man.


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 1:48:00 AM

Ah I see, i've always wondered for the longest time what them boxes were, I had assumed they were part of the zoom feature and indicated set percentages of zoom so like first one being like 110% and so on but that the feature was just broken/outdated and was never removed. Nevertheless thanks for clearing things up for me.


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RAV (Level 1 Rookie) at 12/17/2014 1:44:00 AM

underneath each pixel art, underneath the zoom buttons, is a line of boxes. you rate by the amount of them you turn green. The higher your level, the more green boxes will be there to give.

For more information what requirements the levels have, see this page. In each stat you will see what is needed, and how much you still need.


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 1:40:00 AM

@RAV hadn't the slightest clue that there was even a rating system, I should probably look into the finer details of the site. All i've used it for is to post and view content and look at the challenge threads. How do you rate others? I feel dumb for asking this. I'm not even sure how I even have 3 ratings to begin with seeing as I know nothing about it.


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RAV (Level 1 Rookie) at 12/17/2014 1:33:00 AM

What's holding your level back is that you don't rate others. you have fulfilled all requirements for level 2 long ago but only 3 of 200 ratings. Not a big deal, but you might wanna fix that so you can vote on Public Queue.


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 1:23:00 AM

@noaqh haha none taken. All be it I didn't really post much at all from 2011 right through till 2013, then I had like a six month hiatus through 2014. So I guess i've been here for over 3 years but i'm about as significant as someone who just joined :b


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noaqh (Level 1 Seaman) at 12/17/2014 12:39:00 AM

Does pixelart old and stale? I don't think so... still surprised seeing someone that old haven't advance to level 2( no offend really)


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/17/2014 12:34:00 AM

I just realised i've been on this site for a little over 3 years, doesn't seem like it's been that length of time at all. weird.


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Zizka (Level 8 Marshal) at 12/16/2014 3:27:00 PM

Jal, I've browsed your DA and your website but there's not much there. I'd like to see your non PA stuff. Link please?

Yeah, not using PM 'cause I want everyone to see your stuff too! 


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dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) at 12/16/2014 3:04:00 PM

Good thing I'm not drinking anymore. Because after Sunday Night Football you all might've seen me on the news the next day, jal!


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/16/2014 2:35:00 PM

I did think if it was you it was an Eagle related rampage.


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dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) at 12/16/2014 2:19:00 PM

Along with my Eagles...


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/16/2014 12:58:00 PM

There is a manhunt in PA for a redhead and the picture in the news shows he has big ears. Coincidentally, dumbo has not been online for days.

E: Breaking News he's dead now 


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/16/2014 12:32:00 PM

Ye have the luck of the Irish behind ye.


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 2 Peon) at 12/16/2014 5:08:00 AM

welp. my first exam is in 5 minutes. wish me luck, boys.


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 2 Peon) at 12/15/2014 3:04:00 PM

all of my wuts


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Mandrill (Level 7 General Manager) at 12/15/2014 2:12:00 PM

You got to show yours first, jal! Mf W00t2


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 2 Peon) at 12/15/2014 10:07:00 AM

ROFL 


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/15/2014 10:06:00 AM

Tattoo on chest and submit as link 


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 2 Peon) at 12/15/2014 9:44:00 AM

Thanks so much for that inspirational speech! You should put that somewhere where more people can see it. 


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Zizka (Level 8 Marshal) at 12/15/2014 9:04:00 AM

Keep your pixels pure, Bathmaster. Struggle and learn, don't take the easy way out. Test yourself and push your boundaries, see how far you can go. Improvement will come soon enough if you practice and practice and practice some more. Even you did manage to slip one by which was done by automatic tools, what would be the point really? You might get praise, respect and appreciation, but you would know that you weren't responsible for that end result.

Praises are always nice to read, but earning well deserved praise feels even better. Better yet, worry more about creating something you are satisfied with. Something original, even if mediocre, deserves a lot more respect than something exceptional pulled off with photoshop gimmicks. The PJ stands for Pixel Joint, not Photoshop Joint after all! 

(my opinion)


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Zizka (Level 8 Marshal) at 12/15/2014 8:56:00 AM

The problem with the tabletop challenge is that is was too broad in my opinion. Popular challenges like the megaman one offered just enough restrictions to guide participants in a direction. The Doom challenge is popular because a palette is provided and also because people who hang around PJ have played or at least heard of Doom. The Mega Man challenge was also popular for this exact same reason I would imagine. 

Small canevas, restriced palette and a good theme which is relevant to many people is the way to go I think. 


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 2 Peon) at 12/15/2014 5:38:00 AM

@Paddy:  ha ha ha! VECTOR joint! Wonder if there is something like that...

@noagh: I think the main reason why people didn't compete nearly as much in the tabletop competition as they did in the Doom competition because they were given a palette to work with, which is much easier than having to make your own palette.


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noaqh (Level 1 Seaman) at 12/15/2014 12:52:00 AM

hmmm, the Tabletop challenge seems heavily underrated while the Doom sprites triggered alot of folks... Too bad I never really played Doom... Sirius Sam was something closer but It's too alien-like...( the one that throws rockets)

@Paddy: You remind me of someone I once knew... He used to make pixel bases for fun but then he dropped out and became a Text RPer. Nothing bad with it tho... PA-block seems horrible aight?


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Paddy (Level 1 Depressed) at 12/14/2014 9:09:00 PM

 ho ho ho. Where's Vector Joint when you need it. Anyway made for a friend who's not feeling her best at the moment.


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jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) at 12/14/2014 7:22:00 PM

Tracing is ok as long as you use it to learn from . Tracing your own art is always cool too. Tracing another pixelart is never cool. Of course, making your own pixels is the best. 


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 2 Peon) at 12/14/2014 6:16:00 PM

alright, thanks, zizka. 


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Zizka (Level 8 Marshal) at 12/14/2014 6:15:00 PM

It would probably fly if you post a reference and mention that you traced.

You could pull it off though! Don't take the easy way out! 


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BathMaster_2000 (Level 2 Peon) at 12/14/2014 6:09:00 PM

Would it be considered cheating to trace the outline of a rifle when making pixel art of it? (I'd think so, but I'm just wondering)


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MrBeast (Level 3 Sergeant) at 12/14/2014 12:46:00 PM

11 hours.


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Daruda (Level 2 Dealer) at 12/14/2014 11:55:00 AM

@ Happy holidays Carinivac and everyone.

I'm quite busy these days, it's really nice to find some time to pixel, I missed it. 

@Noagh That would be hell to color lol



 


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RAV (Level 1 Rookie) at 12/14/2014 7:51:00 AM




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