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Perfecttear
07-07-2009, 07:13 PM
I was thinking it would be nice if we could have pets under our avatars, since it is currently so empty, you could choose your favorite pet in your profile settings.
I've made some examples, and i made 3 versions of them normal, elite an hero pets, depending of your status :)

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/5396/aaa1v.jpg

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/591/aaa2o.jpg

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/880/aaa3s.jpg

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/2729/bbb1z.jpg

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/7586/bbb2.jpg

http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/631/bbb3.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1489/ccc1.jpg

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9076/ccc2g.jpg

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2466/ccc3v.jpg

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/3665/viking1.jpg

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/6369/viking2.jpg

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9060/viking3.jpg

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/7744/stalker1c.jpg

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7193/stalker2t.jpg

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5439/stalker3.jpg

Would you like to have pets her on scl:D?

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rise
07-07-2009, 07:35 PM
I can predict this being popular in this community. Personally, I prefer minimalism in the forum. It's why we don't have post count or reputation, for example. Additionally, we have many priorities that would be more important than this. It's a good suggestion that we will discuss quickly and potentially add to the list.

Thank you for the suggestion as well as the examples (they are necessary, I wouldn't have picture this otherwise)

rise

Gritten
07-07-2009, 08:02 PM
I'd like to have a pet ultralisk.

But if his tusks didn't destroy my living room, could you imagine what would happen if he had an 'accident' on the floor!

Rep, Post count, that big honkin' space to the left are on the list of discussion topics as Rise has mentioned. It's a matter of figuring out what's best to put there, and possibly what you guys would like.

More info when we get to that stage ;)

Perfecttear
07-07-2009, 08:10 PM
Well i think the pets would be a nice touch to the site and would help to lure new members here, since currently the site and its featuress seem a bit dull compared to other sites.

rise
07-07-2009, 08:20 PM
I agree that this, as well as other minor features, could be interesting and potentially positive, however we are prioritizing core features and functionality at this time. We've noted your idea (in fact Gritten and I discussed it a few minutes ago), but I'm being honest in saying it's near the bottom of the To-Do list by necessity. However, this is a nice idea that wouldn't be abused (spam spam spam), it's pretty interesting.

rise

Gritten
07-07-2009, 08:31 PM
Well i think the pets would be a nice touch to the site and would help to lure new members here, since currently the site and its featuress seem a bit dull compared to other sites.

Being new to the SCL team - I can completely understand your view of having more features and cool stuff for the community to experience and enjoy. Let me assure you, sitting on opposite sides of the fence are very different story books indeed. There's a lot going on over here that we're excited about. You just can't see it hehe

You just have to be patient :D

Gradius
07-07-2009, 08:41 PM
Remember, that spot will have a ranking/rep system eventually. Pets? I'm not sure. As long as we can make it interesting/useful & not have it as just some gimmicky forum mod.

Hammy
07-08-2009, 06:57 AM
Well most of the features mentioned above could be merged too. Instead of having a written ranking/rep system, there could be icons. Zergling => Roach => Ultralisk speaks for itself. But if you reach a certain a rank you don't have to stick to your rank's icon, you can still pick from the prior icons (sorta like the Bnet War3 icon system).
I like your icons though perfecttear. You did a good job with the colors. But to me the concept of "pets" is a bit too much if they don't actually represent anything.

Perfecttear
07-08-2009, 01:04 PM
I actually like Hammys idea, and just in case you change your mind i made some more pets, and i made2 versions of them:D

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2912/archon.gif
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6803/archon2.gif
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/2176/carrier.gif
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9506/carrier2.gif
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6609/colossus.gif
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4466/colossus2.gif
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2761/darkftp.gif
http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/3522/dark2.gif
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2484/immortal.gif
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/4592/immortal2.gif
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/8639/nullifier.gif
http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/350/nullifier2.gif
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9237/phoenixi.gif
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/7991/phoenix2e.gif
http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/8340/probe.gif
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1140/probe2.gif
http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/5640/stalkerk.gif
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9284/stalker2.gif

Perfecttear
07-08-2009, 01:06 PM
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http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2360/templar.gif
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/1936/templar2o.gif
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/299/voidray.gif
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3813/voidray2.gif
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5377/warp.gif
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6526/warp2.gif
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9076/zealot.gif
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/2794/zealot2.gif
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1545/baneling.gif
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2126/baneling2.gif
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/2500/broodlord.gif
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8311/broodlord2.gif
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/3115/corruptor.gif
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/2507/corruptor2.gif
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/746/drone.gif
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/9751/drone2.gif
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/502/hydralisk.gif
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/9766/hydralisk2.gif
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/2484/infestor.gif
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7606/infestor2.gif

Perfecttear
07-08-2009, 01:08 PM
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http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7338/lurker.gif
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2403/lurker2.gif
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4092/mutalisk.gif
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/7858/mutalisk2.gif
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/7604/overlord.gif
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4945/overlord2.gif
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4340/overseer.gif
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/7823/overseer2.gif
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5175/queene.gif
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/340/queen2b.gif
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2438/roachy.gif
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6661/roach2.gif
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/6627/ultralisk.gif
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/8317/ultralisk2.gif
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5633/zergling.gif
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5271/zergling2.gif
http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/9518/banshee.gif
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/4302/banshee2.gif
http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/7822/battlecruiser.gif
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/7598/battlecruiser2.gif

Perfecttear
07-08-2009, 01:14 PM
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http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2839/ghostl.gif
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9778/ghost2.gif
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4812/hellion.gif
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/108/hellion2.gif
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/9968/marauder.gif
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/4743/marauder2.gif
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/6460/marine.gif
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/1236/marine2.gif
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/976/medivac.gif
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3032/medivac2.gif
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/6352/raven.gif
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9004/raven2.gif
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8811/scv.gif
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/7051/svc2.gif
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1543/tankciu.gif
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/3721/tank2.gif
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/6636/thorf.gif
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8384/thor2.gif
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6353/viking.gif
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/4531/viking2.gif

Perfecttear
07-08-2009, 01:16 PM
Sorry for the multiple posts, but you can only post so many pics in one comment.
Maybe this will give you any ideas:P

Gradius
07-08-2009, 02:39 PM
Well most of the features mentioned above could be merged too. Instead of having a writted ranking/rep system, there could be icons. Zergling => Roach => Ultralisk speaks for itself. But if you reach a certain a rank you don't have to stick to your rank's icon, you can still pick from the prior icons (sorta like the Bnet War3 icon system).
Icons are not as good of an indicator of rank within the community as reputation or even post count. A new community member should be able to easily tell the difference between a forum veteran & a random troll, for example. Icons have more to do with personal preference than rank.

Ghost_828
07-08-2009, 02:57 PM
I can't speak for the SC:L team, but the 'pet' idea just comes across as a tad... gimmicky. But this is the SC:L team's choice, not mine.
However, Perfecttear, I am impressed by your determination and patience at hosting and posting all those icons.

Perfecttear
07-08-2009, 03:25 PM
Any suggestions on the pics i made, maybe on how to improve them?

LordofAscension
07-08-2009, 03:49 PM
I guess I'm a bit lost - what would the point of these be?

~LoA

Perfecttear
07-08-2009, 04:36 PM
Haven't you been on a forum with pets before?
Many people like to have pets on forums, and it would shurley be a thing that people would like, and it would help to get new members, and the pets are cute, who doesn't wan't to have a baneling pet to cuddle with:D

So will you atleast consider it?


Pretty please?
http://www.guzer.com/pictures/pretty_please_cat.jpg

Pandonetho
07-08-2009, 04:54 PM
In my personal experience, I've found what people like to have most on forums is some visible form of showing seniority.

So, things such as join dates, post counts, ranks etc.

The karma system works pretty well on Gamefaqs.

Maybe even allow users to have special characters in their account names after reaching a certain rank/karma.

Hammy
07-08-2009, 05:20 PM
Icons are not as good of an indicator of rank within the community as reputation or even post count. A new community member should be able to easily tell the difference between a forum veteran & a random troll, for example. Icons have more to do with personal preference than rank.
In that case the "senior membership" requirements should be much more difficult to obtain. Unless I'm mistaken, for the time being, this rank stuff is related to post count. I'm sure you've got an great plan for all this stuff though, but I still think that a picture speaks a thousand words ;)
And a new community member should know the SC/SC2 units at least, right?
If a senior member wants to stick to a zergling icon that's his choice though, and if he choses to do so he'll just have to prove himself to the newbies by making pertinent comments in each of his posts rather than by showing off with a "tag" he'll have acquired by spamming the [Do you think the warp prism should be green??] thread ;)
What I'm trying to say is that post count isn't really a quality indicator anyways, so in that case... why not try to have some fun with it and just give some nice icons to encourage people to post a bit more (while sanctioning useless flood of course).
If necessary, one could incorporate two different ranking sytems:
-one that would take "post count" into consideration, but rather than using a number, an icon could please the masses a bit more
-one that would make "quality posters" more noticeable. In this case a "rank" could be useful. Like a simple "quality poster" tag, or a "reliable source" tag (the list goes on...). That way people would pay more attention to a piece of info that someone reliable gave away, rather than some random guy who's giving out fake news like a beta release date ;)

Hammy
07-08-2009, 05:21 PM
@Perfecttear:
Those pink backgrounds are just painful haha : )

Gritten
07-08-2009, 05:28 PM
We're talking about rep / ranking systems. Again, everyone's patience is appreciated. We're busy busy busy with things.

I will say, one thing that I personally don't like is ranking systems like BF's and Post counts. They get abused.

Now what would be nice - is a ranking system where the SC:L team flags awesome posts to increase members 'reputation / rank' as I know that most of us review the forums regularly, and even as much as discuss really good posts.

That'd be cool :D

Perfecttear
07-08-2009, 05:39 PM
Hammy yes the didn't turn out the way i want them to, but atleast they would match your avatar :P

Blazur
07-09-2009, 09:09 AM
Hell yeah...I'd like a pet Warp Prism!

These look great Perfecttear!

Gradius
07-09-2009, 09:31 AM
How about some that fit in w/ our site:

http://sclegacy.com/_staff/gradius/pets/baneling.png
http://sclegacy.com/_staff/gradius/pets/ht.png
http://sclegacy.com/_staff/gradius/pets/phaseppet.png
http://sclegacy.com/_staff/gradius/pets/reaper.png
http://sclegacy.com/_staff/gradius/pets/thor.png
http://sclegacy.com/_staff/gradius/pets/ultralisk.png


http://sclegacy.com/_staff/gradius/pets/petstest.jpg

Perfecttear
07-09-2009, 09:44 AM
I <3 Gradius, those look great :D

It would be really great if we would have them, the only thing you should decide is, if they should be for fun,and be choosen by the user, or should they have a meaning:)


Edit: this is the last patch of pics that i made , just for you Hammy ;)

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6460/marine.gif

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/1236/marine2.gif

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/6995/raven1f.gif

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6352/raven.gif

Ghost_828
07-09-2009, 01:55 PM
I must say, the icons look decent. Furthermore, I believe that they should have some sort of significance.

Gradius
07-10-2009, 07:33 AM
Anyway, once we find a point for these "pets" we'll consider adding it to the bottom of our list.

Wankey
07-10-2009, 10:05 AM
Not to offend anyone but I think pets are lame.

Hammy
07-10-2009, 10:50 AM
haha, that layout picture you posted just sold it for me Gradius ;)
Yeah they need a meaning naturally, but icons happen to be very flexible. So I guess it kinda depends on what you plan on incorporating.
I think they're quite fitting to replace a simple "post counter", since they basically only exist to please some members. You might as well hit two birds with one stone and also make it graphically appealing (to please another group of member ;)).

Dauntless
07-12-2009, 04:07 PM
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=61008

Something like this? :p

Dragoonx
08-25-2009, 03:35 AM
Those pets look really cool :P I see them working more towards senority aspects.

Alzarath
08-27-2009, 04:26 PM
Honestly, I think pets would be a big improvement. The only reason I joined one forum is cuz they had SC2 pets. It'd be quite an aesthetic boost.

Visions of Khas
08-27-2009, 08:18 PM
I'm typically opposed to anything "cute". That said, a lot of my female friends are into this sort of thing, so I've earned some respect for it (and other cute things). I don't know a great deal about pets, but I can ask my friend to see if she knows of any good uses for them.

We could implement them in a game similar to MyBrute (http://www.mybrute.com/), or develop an economy for buying and trading. But that would take an awful lot of work, work I'm not sure the staff here would spend (or waste, depending on your perspective) time on.