[Request] Shuffle sides icon

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Zaroth
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[Request] Shuffle sides icon

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Recently in Wesnoth a new option in creating multiplayer games was implemented - "shuffle sides" (author of the change: Quetzalcoatl). It allows to randomize starting positions without a need for an additional add-on.

Since it's a hosted game option, it needs to be somehow depicted in the lobby. Quetzalcoatl provided an icon, admitting that it's probably good enough only as a placeholder. Therefore, if anybody wants to try replacing it and has a good idea of what could be in it, they're welcome.

Currently the icon shows a colorful die, but it can be anything that represents the idea.
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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Currently (Correct me if I'm mistaken), a die is used for the random faction. Maybe a few arrows (pointing north and south) may look better.
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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dipseydoodle wrote:Currently (Correct me if I'm mistaken), a die is used for the random faction. Maybe a few arrows (pointing north and south) may look better.
It's displayed in a different place than the random faction die - in the lobby game list, whereas random faction die is displayed in the faction choice dialog. A die is a good idea to convey random starting positions, but if you have made graphic based on another concept, by all means submit it - 16x16 icon isn't probably that much work anyway ;-)

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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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That die makes me think of... turning randomness on or off, not randomizing starting positions. I tried to make something that would give an impression of... changing positions; of switching, no, shuffling things around. I think I failed, but here it is anyway.

I hope non-artists are allowed to participate in this.
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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Sorry if am saying something stupid. i am not artist, but trying to help. Do you think universal symbol of ying-yang would fit?
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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I was thinking the same thing as 8680. This is what I came up with:
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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I also went for arrows.

EDIT: Decided it was clearer with less outline.
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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Recycling. This perhaps looks more like swapping sides
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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random side only has efect at game creation... do we really need it at the lobby ?
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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Decided to try a few alternative approaches, since there's been a lot of arrows.
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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I am a fan of SFault's recycling logo for it ^_^
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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I currently like Atz's shuffle-sides3 the best, since I think a question mark is a good idea to represent this. But I think I shouldn't and won't be the one making the final decision anyway, but rather people qualified for it (i.e. Art Directors).
boucman wrote:random side only has efect at game creation... do we really need it at the lobby ?
Isn't one of the purposes of the icons in the lobby to easily find games with settings you like in order to join them? But yes, I think in the future the actual randomizing could be done by changing some settings in the mp_connect, not mp_create screen. This way the icon wouldn't be needed, since the player randomization would be depicted there. But somebody has to code it first ;-)

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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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How bout this?
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

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zaroth : true, it's usefull for games that are waiting for players, I had forgotten that
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Re: [Request] Shuffle sides icon

Post by Quetzalcoatl »

Whoa one can find quality icons here :)... I like all of them much more than my franken one :) and I also like Atz's shuffle-sides3 a lot but I have problems with picking out the one I like best :). It would be cool if any of the art ppl could help us :P.

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