New Shiny Badges

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Xi.Cynx, Jun 12, 2010.

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Which Badge would you like to see above users avatars?

  1. Original

    23 vote(s)
    40.4%
  2. Revamped

    26 vote(s)
    45.6%
  3. Alternate Revamp

    10 vote(s)
    17.5%
  4. Alternative Alternate

    13 vote(s)
    22.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    I know drpepper, that you had just made some shiny new badges for us sponsors and veterans.
    But the more I looked at them, the more they seemed, not "really" shiny and a little dull colored(like not very saturated).

    SO, I had a little extra time today and took that time to revamp your awesome badges to make them look just a little better IMO. Here they are below and I hope that everyone else likes them as well. :O

    EDIT: Since it seems that the voting is basically over I have removed the 2 lowest votes from this main post. the only ones left are the top 2 which basically tied. I also added a new category for the new server(credit is givin' to flame for the idea). I still await a response on this thread and idea from drpepper, but hopefully he will show back up soon. =)

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    TF2Maps.net Sponsor:
    Original: [​IMG]
    Revamped: [​IMG]


    TF2Maps.net Veteran:
    Original: [​IMG]
    Revamped: [​IMG]


    TF2Maps.net Site Staff:
    Original: [​IMG]
    Revamped: [​IMG]


    TF2Maps.net Server Staff: (Credits given to Flame for initial idea)
    Original: N/A
    Revamped: [​IMG]



    Replacement image of how it will look:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  2. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    I'm sorry but i like the old ones better. Nothing on this site is really 'shiny' apart from all the community weapons around here.
     
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  3. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Hey DBP look at that orange bar at the top of your post.
     
  4. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    I like the colouring and size of the new ones, but I like the images of the old ones.
     
  5. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    pfft that's not shiny :p
     
  6. Mick-a-nator

    aa Mick-a-nator

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    I must have to agree with DBP, I prefer the originals. They just feel... more sleek?
     
  7. HeaH

    HeaH L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    It looks like the text is a little too big in your revamped ones
     
  8. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    I like the new ones.
     
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  9. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Just make the old ones Shiney. Leave the size and shape.
     
  10. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    The reason for the bigger text it to make it look sharper and easier to see. People like myself who are running a higher resolution tend to have trouble seeing smaller blurry text. That is the main reason for it being bigger. That as so it filled up more space making it seem not as empty.

    I would like to know your defition of "sleek", if it is one of these then the old once fit it less than the new ones. Lol
    • Smooth and lustrous as if polished; glossy
    • highly fashionable, or stylish; elegant

    For that, I threw up another badge that ahs the old $$ signs for the sponsors since I think that's the main one that looks different.

    To be honest the size is basically the same the old ones dimensions are 150x22 as to where the new ones are 150x25. I just like keeping things on a nice grid and not have odd obscure pixels sizes.
     
  11. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    The gray/black across them has very little gradient and is a perfect like, plus the text is a different color in both areas. Neither of them look shiny. I don't think they were ever meant to. It's just a two-color bar. (for the record, I can't stand all the stupid super-shiny-glass things getting into UIs lately)

    Is there a reason you made them bigger? To be perfectly honest, if we are going to change them for the sake of changing them, I would say make them smaller and remove the "TF2Maps.net" part allowing the other word to be larger. Because really, we can see this is TF2Maps.net so it doesn't need to be on there.

    (and your star looks sickly and weak compared to the fatter one :p)
     
  12. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    ='( DON'T MAKE FUN ON MY STAR! It's not my fault(well maybe a little) for picking one that would look good small!
     
  13. Karnage

    Karnage L3: Member

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  14. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    I'm with Boojum: keep them smaller (150x20?), remove TF2Maps.net, and then you can still have larger text. And keep the old icons (except for your hat, which has a nicer angle to it).

    I like the newer look, but I don't like them being so large.
     
  15. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    old ones are 150x22 as to where the new ones are 150x25

    But I'll see what I can do, i don't think they'll look right without the tf2maps.net in it but let's make some magic!
     
  16. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    And I want them smaller! And 150x20 sticks to your "normal" pixel sizes. :p
     
  17. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    +OP Update with alternate badges to the alternate badges :p
     
  18. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Add a poll for all 3. Oh and I really dig the new new ones even more. :p
     
  19. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Well that's just too huge (the text). It shouldn't be larger than the username text. and I think the other font is nicer/cleaner, the tf2 font seems too silly.
     
  20. Xi.Cynx

    aa Xi.Cynx Former Alias: †Blade†

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    LOL! Picky Boojum is Picky :p
    The other font actually only looks good in the size that I have it so I tried to find another one to compensate for it. I just didn't want the badges to look to spacey or open so I tried to fill in as much area as possible. (Goes to make more magic happen)


    EDIT: Made some more magic happen. Better worse? Looks cleaner, font is smaller sized.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2010