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I am with @The1rstSaint. Lost all interest in doing avatars because there is no rhyme o reason as to why one gets accepted and one doesn't. Appears to be just personal preference of the person judging them. Explain to me the following examples:

Rejected for being too realistic and not avatary enough:

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Approved despite meeting any of the criteria listed for approval including using any elements of the in-game avatars:

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This one was approved and is a blatant copy of Danny Danger:

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If I had MAX 3DS I'd ask Mike for the original models and start cranking out Avatars that would be 100% "Avatary Enough" myself but I don't have the kinda money that would require just laying about. And if you aren't using it professionally as a cg modeller/artist it's just not worth buying and learning to use it anyway.

That's why this game could really use a character creation engine.

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1 hour ago, CelticStryder said:

I am with @The1rstSaint. Lost all interest in doing avatars because there is no rhyme o reason as to why one gets accepted and one doesn't. Appears to be just personal preference of the person judging them. Explain to me the following examples:

Rejected for being too realistic and not avatary enough:

17074905021146.jpg 17070153372990.jpg 17068299298272.jpg 

Approved despite meeting any of the criteria listed for approval including using any elements of the in-game avatars:

17090666895740.gif 17084880229744.png 17074700298100.png 17072396849837.gif 

 

This one was approved and is a blatant copy of Danny Danger:

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Preaching to the quire broskie.

Funny you mentioned that Danny Danger Avatar, i just Pmd Billy about that an hour ago.

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2 hours ago, CelticStryder said:

I am with @The1rstSaint. Lost all interest in doing avatars because there is no rhyme o reason as to why one gets accepted and one doesn't. Appears to be just personal preference of the person judging them. Explain to me the following examples:

Rejected for being too realistic and not avatary enough:

17074905021146.jpg 17070153372990.jpg 17068299298272.jpg 

Approved despite meeting any of the criteria listed for approval including using any elements of the in-game avatars:

17090666895740.gif 17084880229744.png 17074700298100.png 17072396849837.gif 

 

This one was approved and is a blatant copy of Danny Danger:

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For the ones that were approved, it looks like a couple of them were Ai face swaps. It seems Mike will approve of whatever face has weird eyes, a bulbous nose and puffy lips.

 

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I think this thread is a perfect example of everything that has gone wrong with the game and the community in recent years.

  1. You have someone pointing out an obvious issue/inconsistency within the game that has been brought up numerous times and never once addressed.
  2. There is an overwhelming consensus within the thread the no one truly understands what the current criteria is that should be met to get an avatar approved.
  3. You have at least two long standing graphics artists who in my opinion (feel free to disagree) have made substantial contributions to the game and community with their work that are saying they cant be bothered to continue those contributions due to the lack of consistency above.
  4. Noting has ever been said that gives any indication that any of this will ever be addressed or a proper set of standards will be revamped and adhered to moving forward.

Not saying this specific concern in relation to avatars is anywhere close to the biggest issue in the game but I think the points made above can be applied to 99% of all concerns that the community has brought forward regarding any issues they see within the game.

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On 3/3/2024 at 6:32 PM, Zello said:

Get rid of the system entirely. I hate the avatar rules. Let me upload whatever and call it a day. Just don’t allow nudity no boobies or penises on avatars.

I'm unironically for this. The tycoon avatar system makes it too difficult for players that haven't been playing for a decade to make avatars. The ones who care enough to put effort into avatars will be the ones who make them, I think. Also, I don't think that we shouldn't be allowed to reuse avatars or even steal them conceivably, there are thousands of fighters and few features to where I don't think originality really matters as much. The game is dead as fuck too, to put it frankly. But if we are to go the originality route though, mike or vlad should probably put more effort into making the game more original, meaning more features. 

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