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Calling all donors!

Discussion in 'General' started by Kmc2000, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Kmc2000

    Kmc2000 Best of the worst of the team Administrator Forum Moderator Veteran Player Yog-Award Winner 2015 +Spriter+

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    Right you've probably heard this before but, borg / AI skins are happening now!

    Donors will now be able to submit a request for a custom set of borg/ai skins, or a PAI skin (subject to change depending on Cruix) Either make a post in this thread, or DM/PM Kmc #7413 on discord>>,<< (DMing me will probably be better)

    We're getting the framework for this done as I write this, so here's some rules/clarification.

    You MUST be a donor to get this done (obviously)
    Once you DM me, allow a good week or so (depending on demand) to make these sprites, alternatively get another spriter to send it to me/submit your own if you prefer.

    Once the request is sprited, we'll send them for approval where we QC the sprites and make sure they're not immersion ruining.

    After this, I will reply saying if they were accepted/what needs to be changed.

    If your sprite directly goes against the rules i detail, I will tell you before I actually start work on it.

    We will then add these skins to your options, so you can reskin when you pick your borg.


    RULES:

    They HAVE to fit in with ss13, this means no pink ponies! you can have a flamboyant borg but it has to be semi-realistic, and non suggestive (this means non phallic, AKA nothing oversexualised).

    They must also be clearly identifiable as friendly so the pubbies don't attack you thinking you're a syndicate cyborg!

    And finally, they must NOT be epileptic in any way, any flickering on them should be slow and animations shouldn't be too crazy.

    Examples that are fine:
    A floating trash bin
    A janiborg centipede with tonnes of tiny little legs

    Examples that are NOT fine:
    Anything to do with MLP, I mean it...
    A borg made of pure energy (whilst somewhat realistic, people will ask what the HELL you are and may try and dissect you)
    A giant penis that squirts milk everywhere it walks
    A syndicate branded borg (some syndicate feel may be alright, but people will most likely assume you're an enemy)

    EDIT1:
    Someone asked if multi tile sprites are OK.
    This is very case dependant, 64 (double) height but normal width ai sprites are fine, but it will make you easier to shoot at during malf so be warned!.

    As for borgs, 2 tile wide isn't really going to work out, it will make crawling through maint absolute cancer with bits of you sticking through walls.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    We aim to smooth this out, and add it to the forums and integrate it better, but for now we're doing this the hard way, so be patient it may take us a little while.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
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  2. dr.derp3635

    dr.derp3635 Friendly neighborhood skeleton Donator

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    just to be clear, would you prefer discord DMs or Forum DMs
     
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  3. kurugii

    kurugii Member

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    :ok_hand:
     
  4. Kmc2000

    Kmc2000 Best of the worst of the team Administrator Forum Moderator Veteran Player Yog-Award Winner 2015 +Spriter+

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    D i s c o r d lol
     
  5. Time-Green

    Time-Green Well-known Timemetoe +Coder+

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    Can you actually make the borgs module distinguishable?
    The cute tentacle porn borg can taze and cuff you, and you would have no signs of it even being a security borg
     
  6. Slinky5890

    Slinky5890 CUK MASTER 23 Council Member Forum Admin +Coder+ Forum Moderator

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    Yeah it'd be good if there was atleast some sort of colour scheme. Even if it was some sort of human-like borg, like r3d's. It could have a clear red headband, or a sec helmet or something
     
  7. Johncena1469

    Johncena1469 Captain Clown, he who runs Clown College. Retired Admin Forum Moderator Veteran Player

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    How about a holographic ring around borgs with a color to represent module type. Yellow for engineering, pink(?) for peacekeeper, red for sec, etc. And a blue and black one for dead. I agree that borgs shouldn't be hard to identify the module of. I say that but standard borg is still the most powerful cyborg type and still looks like a borg with no module.
     
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  8. Partheo

    Partheo Just wants to help Moderator Forum Moderator Veteran Player

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    For borgs, I would say either keep the color scheme or the shape of the original module.

    Failing that, make your borg have obvious signs of belonging to a particular module (e.g. have a taser visible on a secborg, or tools visible on an engiborg, or drill on a mining borg).
    Some unique borgs I remember that are clear to me:
    A humanoid borg with brown and purple colors. Easily identifiable as mining despite it being a new shape.
    Disposal bin borg. Obvious purpose.

    Standard: gray
    Security: red, gray
    Peacekeeper: white, black
    Engineering: orange, green(?)
    Mining: brown, purple
    Janitor: purple, yellow
    Medical: white, cyan
    Service: ????? (B&W Stripes maybe?)
     
  9. Kmc2000

    Kmc2000 Best of the worst of the team Administrator Forum Moderator Veteran Player Yog-Award Winner 2015 +Spriter+

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    I like that, maybe a HUD thing?
     
  10. R3DGL4R3

    R3DGL4R3 Smug and complacent as always Administrator Forum Moderator +Spriter+

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    If any of you are interested, I have a plethora of base borg sprites you kiddos can have to recolor/add to at your hearts desire.
     
  11. Partheo

    Partheo Just wants to help Moderator Forum Moderator Veteran Player

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    Link please
     
  12. -skimmer-

    -skimmer- Member

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    Should I become donator, would it be possible to request pAI recolor instead?
     
  13. Kmc2000

    Kmc2000 Best of the worst of the team Administrator Forum Moderator Veteran Player Yog-Award Winner 2015 +Spriter+

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    Probably, i'll ask cruix
     
  14. MiasmaToast

    MiasmaToast angery sciencer

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    I'd very much enjoy getting those files, despite my distinct lack of artistic skill.
    Probably better to let KMC handle it.
     

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