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Jack[RCDF
08-02-2011, 10:41 PM
UDMod should have an icon contest for our next contest. Icons don't take up too much time, add to our resources database, and several people have said they think an icon contest is a good idea.

The contest post should include a theme (maybe Weapons, Armour, potions, summoning, fireball spell), links to tutorials like NFWar's tutorial on hive for wc3, and a link to http://www.galaxywiki.net/Importing_Custom_Icons and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsolKlqrD6I

Oh and the icon should be 100% usermade, not made from images ripped from google image search (which is a valid way of making icons, but far less skill intensive ;0 )

RDCKraken
08-02-2011, 10:42 PM
Agreed, but we need a theme..

idodik
08-02-2011, 10:51 PM
I'd like to see first who posts here saying they'll participate.

RDCKraken
08-02-2011, 10:52 PM
I will super duper do :) *needed to write something*

CloudWolf
08-02-2011, 10:54 PM
How about a contest similar to THW's Phoenix Trial where contestants make an icon, with an additional 2 upgraded versions? :)

RDCKraken
08-02-2011, 10:56 PM
Nah, i want One! I say One icon, not three :(

Get active in chat CW

idodik
08-02-2011, 10:56 PM
Perhaps we should start off with a simple icon contest first, and then move on to the phoenix trial.

RDCKraken
08-02-2011, 11:00 PM
We need another name, 2sec i get one :D

Edit: Raynor's Duel #1?

Scrapper
08-03-2011, 05:42 AM
Perhaps we should start off with a simple icon contest first, and then move on to the phoenix trial.

Agreed.

I also agree that we should first establish how many participants there will actually be so we don't give awards out by default.

Whisper
08-03-2011, 08:04 AM
I will participate. But what's the theme?

Deolrin
08-03-2011, 09:20 AM
@CloudWolf - Pretty sure you got phoenix trials wrong; A phoenix trial is a contest in which contestants have to make a group of\several icons. :P The 'upgrade' thing was only one theme out of many. For example, recently they held an 'artifacts' theme in which contestants were to make several icons depicting 'epic' items, fitting a theme(druid's gear, holy weapons, demonic artficats, etc).

As for the OP's suggestion: I'd like to see 5 people who can assure me they WILL participate, no matter what. If you get me those 5 people, I'll gladly start a contest.

And, uhh... Raynor's Duel... No. :P
The only reason the Hive has "Zephyr Contests" and "Phoenix Trials" is because you cannot really call a contest "Spelling" or "Iconing". "Modelling", "Texturing", "Terraining" etc are fine, though. Our icon contest will probably be something like "Icon-making", "Icon-drawing" or "Icon Art" + "Contest".

RDCKraken
08-03-2011, 09:25 AM
Argh :) i was never involved in phoenix :()

Jack[RCDF
08-03-2011, 09:38 AM
I will definitely be entering in this contest. There, 1/5 people.

RDCKraken
08-03-2011, 09:56 AM
Me aswell two/five

Whisper
08-03-2011, 12:07 PM
Me aswell two/five
I said that i will participate on 1 page so 3/5.

idodik
08-04-2011, 02:37 PM
I will participate. But what's the theme?

We could have that determined by a public decision!

Whisper
08-04-2011, 02:40 PM
We could have that determined by a public decision!

Pool would be definitely good idea

idodik
08-04-2011, 02:55 PM
Made my post a bit more comprehensible...
What I'm suggesting is to have a public vote or something that will decide the theme.

Deolrin
08-04-2011, 09:48 PM
I'm still missing two more people, guys. :P

CloudWolf
08-04-2011, 10:01 PM
Well, if no one has any objections to the admin entering, I'm totally up for it :)

Deolrin
08-04-2011, 10:08 PM
:O
Okay, one more then! xD

But seriously though, if you guys really want that contest and promise to give me at least three finished entries before the deadline, we could just go ahead and start it now. :P
I just really don't want another disappointment like that spell-crafting contest. :(

Whisper
08-04-2011, 10:32 PM
Then let's start it but what's the theme? :P

CloudWolf
08-04-2011, 10:33 PM
How about we leave it as something generic, like a medieval/fantasy weapon or some kind?

RDCKraken
08-05-2011, 12:45 AM
I think the theme is good, let start

Whisper
08-05-2011, 01:37 AM
Not medieval pls. It's starcraft not warcraft. Some sci-fi weapon or something..

Jack[RCDF
08-05-2011, 02:50 AM
Not medieval pls. It's starcraft not warcraft. Some sci-fi weapon or something..

The starcraft engine isn't limited to only scifi stuff, case in point being fields of glory.

RDCKraken
08-05-2011, 10:32 AM
Correct, starcraft support medieval aswell

idodik
08-05-2011, 12:48 PM
Don't forget we'll need another person to be the judge of this contest, possibly two. Vindicator and Scrapper were the judges of the terrain contest, so they will possibly want to judge this contest as well.
Also, if you want more participants or judges you could go looking for Keiji and FrIkY. I also remember anarchianbeldam + Mr.Goblin + other guys from the Hive creating an account here, and I'm sure they'll be interested in this.

RDCKraken
08-05-2011, 01:43 PM
I think the hive guys are busy

Skycraft
08-05-2011, 03:11 PM
I think the hive guys are busy

You "think" or do you know?
I prefer if you actually knew first instead of being premature about that. :/

Also I support the fantasy/medieval weaponry idea theme.
I could join but I'd end up making something horrid :3

RDCKraken
08-05-2011, 04:42 PM
Keiji is holding a contest.

Deolrin
08-05-2011, 06:57 PM
Uh, sorry; I'm sorta busy 'till Sunday.
BTW, I dislike the idea of medieval/fantasy theme, but... If everyone wants it, then sure, I'm all for it. I'd like to open a poll first, though. :P
A few ideas I had is 'Weapons', 'Elemental', 'Psionic' and 'Raw Materials'. I guess they're all kinda unoriginal and undeveloped, though... :P
I can open a poll(feel free to post more suggestions for the theme :P), but the contest will open on Sunday, or later.

RDCKraken
08-05-2011, 10:12 PM
Awesome :), Free theme x), lol.. need to come up. Horror?

Jack[RCDF
08-05-2011, 10:43 PM
I could join but I'd end up making something horrid :3
Aww, don't worry man, no one's a professional icon maker here. Give it a shot, if you put the time in you'll be surprised how well you do.

I suggest you check out nfwar's tutorial on hive (in the wc3 section, but the tutorial still applies).

RDCKraken
08-07-2011, 01:27 AM
So what's up?

Deolrin
08-07-2011, 06:38 AM
Icon-making Contest - Theme Ideas and Polls (http://www.udmod.com/showthread.php?1592-Icon-making-Contest-Theme-Ideas-and-Polls).