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Re: New Forum Ranks

by AarunFast on Tue Oct 28, 2014, 1:12pm

Astronomy wrote:But since Eric managed to get over 6,500 posts, I do think there oughta be something for around 4k/5k posts.

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Re: New Forum Ranks

by TheAdventure on Tue Oct 28, 2014, 1:24pm

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TheAdventure wrote:Looks sick! Especially love the Nightmare ones.

Glad you like them.

Thee nightmare ones were a bit of a nightmare to cut out! Also had to draw my own limbs for some of the creatures as the original file Tom showed had parts of the creatures cut off lol. Thankfully I think they came out good though!


Yeah man they look pretty sweet! Especially liking the the one for the 1,600 post count! It's awesome you were able to take this and develop it from his instagram post.

On another note- someone had over 6,500 posts! Holy fudge. I've been on here for years and haven't even hit 1k.

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Re: New Forum Ranks

by josho1992 on Tue Oct 28, 2014, 1:43pm

They look awesome! Better start posting more and upping my rank.

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Re: New Forum Ranks

by tyler182 on Tue Oct 28, 2014, 2:00pm

Skalor wrote:
ALVAYS10791 wrote:Can you make some more ranks for us higher guys? I do miss my rocket... Maybe some planets!!! lol

I'm not going to design any more ranks anytime soon. I could make the last couple of ranks harder to attain, so say you need 2800 or even 3000 posts to attain the last one. Maybe 2500 for the second to last one?

What do other members with high post count think?

Yeah, I agree. I'd be kinda bummed if I don't get to change ranks anymore. I was really looking forward to that space shuttle... :alien:

I never wanted to coast, always wanted to be an anomaly.

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Re: New Forum Ranks

by Weinhofen on Tue Oct 28, 2014, 2:50pm

Nice new designs skalor! I was just thinking about a new ranks sytem this morning! Haha awesome :D
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Re: New Forum Ranks

by ALVAYS10791 on Tue Oct 28, 2014, 4:35pm

tyler182 wrote:
Skalor wrote:
ALVAYS10791 wrote:Can you make some more ranks for us higher guys? I do miss my rocket... Maybe some planets!!! lol

I'm not going to design any more ranks anytime soon. I could make the last couple of ranks harder to attain, so say you need 2800 or even 3000 posts to attain the last one. Maybe 2500 for the second to last one?

What do other members with high post count think?

Yeah, I agree. I'd be kinda bummed if I don't get to change ranks anymore. I was really looking forward to that space shuttle... :alien:



That's where we're at lol

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Re: New Forum Ranks

by Tyler44 on Tue Oct 28, 2014, 4:48pm

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Tyler44 wrote:Awesome work!! We appreciate you.

Looks like i've given you the wrong rank. Look in the spoiler box, do you want to have the rank you were supposed to have?


How'd I not see that? Hahaha I literally looked right at both. I actually like the original one in the spoiler better, but don't sweat it I'm not that demanding or picky!
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Re: New Forum Ranks

by IAVAIN on Tue Oct 28, 2014, 4:58pm

i like it, makes me look BADASS!!! ahwooooo
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Re: New Forum Ranks

by Weinhofen on Tue Oct 28, 2014, 5:12pm

Make a new rank for uberposters, something unattainable like 10 000 posts (and tom delonge's face as the image giving a thumbs up)
Would give my left ball for this guys haha
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Re: New Forum Ranks

by TimDelongeAvA on Tue Oct 28, 2014, 6:45pm

Wow, these look great! Definitely refreshing!

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Re: New Forum Ranks

by Singshittyband182 on Wed Oct 29, 2014, 2:38pm

Good job, Matty. The new ranks look great!

I like mine a lot.
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Re: New Forum Ranks

by AndICalltoArms on Thu Oct 30, 2014, 9:35am

I know I am just a newbie here, but the new rankings look killer. Job well done!

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Re: New Forum Ranks

by Finz on Thu Oct 30, 2014, 3:08pm

Hey Skalor you should update the Forum Tips page with this thread. Looks like there's a link to the old one in there that you (or maybe some other mod) can just update to here. Just trying to be helpful :P

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Re: New Forum Ranks

by doofy102 on Thu Oct 30, 2014, 11:42pm

The icons are neat Skalor, I'm just not sure of the order, because it's sorta impossible to get a sense of the hierarchy without looking at this topic, because the monsters and Poet Anderson icons are kinda just mixed together; it's difficult to read, seeing it progress monster > poet > different monster > different poet particularly when the "higher" icons don't necessarily look higher, either (the monsters, maybe, but the different Poet icons look interchangeable).

As a ranking system, the planes worked better because it was an obvious "level up" scheme that you could read just by looking at the military rank and quality of the aircraft. It spelled itself out to you. Part of the reason "leveling up" felt cooler here than most forums was that you got something that was a direct improvement/addition upon your last thing (a better plane, a better military rank) which felt more satisfying than just getting a, well, different thing. It was a simple, rewarding, little perfect system. Genius, in fact.
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Re: New Forum Ranks

by tyler182 on Fri Oct 31, 2014, 12:03am

doofy102 wrote:The icons are neat, I'm just not sure of the order, because it's sorta impossible to get a sense of the hierarchy without looking at this topic, because the monsters and Poet Anderson icons are kinda just mixed together, it's weird seeing it progress as monster > poet > monster > poet especially when the "higher" icons don't necessarily look higher, either (the monsters, maybe, but the different Poet icons look interchangeable)

As a ranking system, the planes worked better because it was an obvious "level up" scheme that you could read just by looking at the military rank and quality of the aircraft. It made "leveling up" feel cool when you got a better plane.

Idk Skalor, the old system was something that was just pretty much perfect and something that was neat.

I actually find myself agreeing with this...

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Re: New Forum Ranks

by doofy102 on Fri Oct 31, 2014, 12:32am

The planes were more creative, too. They were a kind of fan art. You took one little motif from AVA's WDNTW art - ignored the rest of their art - and made something bigger out of that one idea, which communicated a "meaning" to me that this was a forum where you were contemplative of AVA's symbols and whatnot in the specifics (which we totally are, btw, I remember our topics about the AVA member's different jacket patches)

The equivalent rank system to this era would be if each rank symbol was progressively a better kind of umbrella, or dream monster, or motorcycle or something.
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Re: New Forum Ranks

by Archuro on Fri Oct 31, 2014, 4:00am

They all look great, looks like I'm going to have to post more.
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Re: New Forum Ranks

by Skalor on Fri Oct 31, 2014, 7:51am

doofy102 wrote:The icons are neat Skalor, I'm just not sure of the order, because it's sorta impossible to get a sense of the hierarchy without looking at this topic, because the monsters and Poet Anderson icons are kinda just mixed together; it's difficult to read, seeing it progress monster > poet > different monster > different poet particularly when the "higher" icons don't necessarily look higher, either (the monsters, maybe, but the different Poet icons look interchangeable).

As a ranking system, the planes worked better because it was an obvious "level up" scheme that you could read just by looking at the military rank and quality of the aircraft. It spelled itself out to you. Part of the reason "leveling up" felt cooler here than most forums was that you got something that was a direct improvement/addition upon your last thing (a better plane, a better military rank) which felt more satisfying than just getting a, well, different thing. It was a simple, rewarding, little perfect system. Genius, in fact.


I'll let you into some of my thinking about trying to make a ranking order, although you're quite right, the 'ranking' element is not very apparent.

The orbs progress upto Paralyzed and then The Dream Walker. Within the Poet Anderson icons I aimed to show his journey: he's gormless in the beginning, next he's fighting, then he's flying, then he's casting a huge spell. I then mixed in the night terror characters so people wouldn't get bored of having poet > poet > poet > poet > night terror > night terror > night terror. Also it reflects the strength of his enemies, it's typical to have progressively stronger enemies.

Ultimately yes, a rank probably isn't obvious. I think it's nice to have extra imagery on the forum, something for people to aim for. I could perhaps add on to these an additional ranking element, such as names or stars or something, but do people really want this? Let me know people.

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Re: New Forum Ranks

by nylad on Fri Oct 31, 2014, 9:04am

The member of the month should get a Boomer face!

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Re: New Forum Ranks

by Finz on Fri Oct 31, 2014, 9:43am

I thought it made sense from the beginning. Maybe not the intricacy of it, but that's because the animation hasn't been released yet. It'll be more apparent and make more sense once it's released, but I like the alternating Poet/Nightmare.

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