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Post by turin » October 7th, 2007, 4:16 pm

Cool idea. I like the icons produced so far too. 8)
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Post by thespaceinvader » October 7th, 2007, 4:16 pm

Oooh. I like that. But i think it could do with something on the sides. Fins liek on a naga's head would look cool. Or maybe horns. Or ears. Something to protect the Drake's horns/ears.
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Post by Kestenvarn » October 7th, 2007, 6:16 pm

This is a neat idea, and the faction-specific flags sound even more interesting.

The icons seem a little too large for the lines they fit on, though - any thoughts on shrinking them to the same size as units?

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Post by Blarumyrran » October 7th, 2007, 8:16 pm

Kestenvarn wrote:This is a neat idea, and the faction-specific flags sound even more interesting.

The icons seem a little too large for the lines they fit on, though - any thoughts on shrinking them to the same size as units?
erm, they are within 72*72; but imo its better to be larger than human-sized unit sprites, because otherwise they might be mistaken for mecha units or something ;)

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Post by Noyga » October 7th, 2007, 9:01 pm

They are nice but maybe adding two crossed hammer would help to identify the Knalgan faction.
For the Drakes, maybe add some kind of flame in the background ?
For the Loyalists, it could be simply the Wesnoth icon (that shield with the two swords).
For the Rebels, some kind of bow and some foliage maybe ?
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Post by Kestenvarn » October 8th, 2007, 12:15 am

Syntax_Error wrote:otherwise they might be mistaken for mecha units or something ;)
Huh?

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Post by Blarumyrran » October 8th, 2007, 2:34 pm

Kestenvarn wrote:Huh?
eg the drake helm looks like some scifi vehicle if you look at it the wrong way.

anyway experimented with backgrounds, not sure if its for the better or worse.

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Post by thespaceinvader » October 8th, 2007, 7:18 pm

The drake one works well, but the knalgan one doesn't.
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Post by Blarumyrran » October 8th, 2007, 9:50 pm

loyalist crown. 100% Au, SoF engraved, W on top.

and its annoying i cant use crosses due to NRIW. it aint a real crown when it aint got a cross :/

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Post by Aethaeryn » October 8th, 2007, 10:28 pm

Don't forget Random! Random faction would also need another image if all factions are going to have crown-style images. Random leader could keep the original image.

I agree that the hammer in the background doesn't look good for the Knalgans. I also don't like the top on that crown compared to the other crowns, but otherwise I like it.

The drake helmet looks great, but does the shape fit a drake head? Looks more like a mask.

I'm not too sure about the Loyalist crown, something about it doesn't look quite right but I can't figure out what. It's not crown-ish enough, I guess. Maybe jewels? Think generic media stereotype of medieval helmets.

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Post by Casual User » October 8th, 2007, 11:53 pm

An excellent idea.

For the Rebels:
How about a crown or wreath made of interwoven branches and leaves?

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Post by Stilgar » October 9th, 2007, 12:01 am

Syntax_Error wrote:anyway experimented with backgrounds, not sure if its for the better or worse.
The Knalgan one is definitely worse that way, I think. The Drake one looks fine but it's probably better without the flames for consistency with the others.

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Post by Urs » October 9th, 2007, 1:09 am

The ones you posted look quite good, however, I'm not so sure I like the style. Could you maybe try to do one in the Attack icon style? I think theat would look better, less pixel painted and more realistic.

Either way, they still look good.

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Post by irrevenant » October 9th, 2007, 8:14 am

Is this better for the Knalgan one?
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Post by thespaceinvader » October 9th, 2007, 1:43 pm

I'd prefer it with no hammers at all to hammers which are visible through the eye-holes.
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