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Random Encounters => Everything Else => Topic started by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 11:55:20 am

Title: The stars
Post by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 11:55:20 am
What do the little stars symbolize under our names?
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 19, 2005, 12:04:38 pm
How much you post. Your rank, so to speak. Steve has 5 stars because on this site, he's God.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Syncmasterk on March 19, 2005, 12:10:48 pm
I'm a one star wonder
:P
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 19, 2005, 12:11:37 pm
Yes, the stars are your rank based upon posts. I was thinking of taking it out ... if I keep it in I'll probably change the stars into something gaming-related.

However, what is more fun is your "text rank" (i.e. "Pong Paddle") which is also based upon total posts. The ranks basically start out with the very start of gaming (Pong) and then continue to advance over time. However ... there are ... a lot of ranks. A lot. Right now getting 500 posts will only take you into gaming from 1980 (not "the 80s", rather "1980"). So it will take you quite some time to get up to modern gaming terms. A very, very, very long time!

They also slow down a bit as you continue to post, but I think they're fun and give you something to look forward to (think of it as "leveling up").
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: legameboy on March 19, 2005, 12:24:32 pm
I do get amused at our level rank names, Steve. Kudos to you.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 12:25:08 pm
So Steve if you're God on this site, is that why your avatar is Ned Flanders? You should replace the stars with good old Mario symbols, like coins, mushrooms, fire-flowers, feathers, racoon suites, the list goes on.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 19, 2005, 12:45:47 pm
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So Steve if you're God on this site, is that why your avatar is Ned Flanders?

Heh, I'm a huge Simpsons fan, and I had it from another site. So I ended up using it for now. I'm going to have a new one made up later next week which will reflect this site better. But for now it's fine.

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You should replace the stars with good old Mario symbols, like coins, mushrooms, fire-flowers, feathers, racoon suites, the list goes on.

Hum, that is an excellent idea!
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 12:48:13 pm
Steve do you know the name of the suit in Mario 3 that let you turn into that weird statue? and speaking of raccoons I love Pocky & Rocky
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 19, 2005, 12:51:19 pm
Ok, first a coin, then a power mushroom, then a fire flower, brown leaf thing, and finally an extra life mushroom. How's that?
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: legameboy on March 19, 2005, 12:51:45 pm
I think Scipion has got a great idea. You should impliment something like that, Steve. I'll even find you the image files. What are the dimensions you want?
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 19, 2005, 02:35:44 pm
Dimensions eh? The bigger the better I guess. I can always scale down. However, they will each need to be 12x12 pixels in size. Don't go through too much trouble however, if you get them and send them my way I can look at them and see what I can do with them.

I have been actually spending an hour trying to fix up an icon but it just doesn't look good on-screen. I don't want you to go through too much trouble and then I find out that in the end it "just doesn't work".
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 09:54:47 pm
I'm glad eveyrone likes my idea. I was trying to think of something that wouldn't be too hard to make into a size that small but still be recognizable.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: legameboy on March 19, 2005, 10:18:20 pm
I've got some, Steve, but I think you'll have to resize most of them. Also, you may have to edit them so that the white areas are transparent. Sorry about that. I hope these suffice. ;)

(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:VQH4jok5YrwJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smw/smwanimario1.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:fVtfz_ZKRdEJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smas1/smas1starman.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:w9XNBpMtpM4J:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smw/smwaniqblock.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:qULiPxKP2_IJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smw/smwgoom.gif[img]http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:KUmtTo78sNkJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smw/smwanigreenkoopa.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:_purT43qg3gJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smw/smwanifruit.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:4rmyUje6nm4J:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smw/smwdragoncoin.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:cX5taXI5IrAJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smw/smwredshell.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:wbHZvG2YgBkJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smw/smwblock.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:_VRXxSrKXREJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smw/smwswitch.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:2Ao2zADJ6gAJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smw/smwqblock.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:zwQU0Y7cdF4J:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smw/smwflower.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:eSurl0ZRIngJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smas1/smas1mushroom.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:VHczyVO8i8IJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smas1/smas11up.gif)(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:aQGktX90JrgJ:www.geocities.com/cyberfenrir/miscsprites/smas1/smas1bulletbill.gif)

All of these are in the 18x18 or 18x?/?x18 areas.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Scipion on March 19, 2005, 10:29:59 pm
those aren't bad, I was thinking the old school NES game sprites though.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: legameboy on March 19, 2005, 10:30:48 pm
B-but these look purdier. =\
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 19, 2005, 10:56:19 pm
Those look good. I'll see what I can do with them. Thanks for finding them!
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Scipion on March 20, 2005, 03:20:30 am
yeah, clean em up a bit and they'll work great. Please, get rid of the white boxes :)
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: legameboy on March 20, 2005, 04:52:36 am
Thou art welcome, Steve. :D
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Scipion on March 22, 2005, 07:06:27 am
So is it like one star for every houndred posts or something? I haven't figured it out yet. I wish I still had my Battlezone Commander title...oh well, I'm sure another cool one will come along.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: CrimsonSapien on March 23, 2005, 11:09:52 am
Great job on the replacement Steve!  ;D
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Scipion on March 23, 2005, 06:10:58 pm
Yeah the new stars are way better than before.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 23, 2005, 06:18:36 pm
Yeah, I like how they came out. It's a nice nod to video games. I will try to upgrade the rest of the forums towards that direction over time, but it's a semi-slow process right now (I'm split between the main site, the podcast, and the forums). I try to spend equal time on each but once the main site is closer to "completion" (when is a site ever totally finished) I can spend more time on the forum and podcasts.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Scipion on March 24, 2005, 12:10:48 am
Steve, I have to be honest, I kinda liked it a little better before when you had the background the same color as everything else.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 24, 2005, 12:38:03 am
Steve, I have to be honest, I kinda liked it a little better before when you had the background the same color as everything else.

Eh? What are you referring to?
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Scipion on March 24, 2005, 01:30:39 am
With Internet Explorer, all the stuff in the middle has you beige colored background. Behind that however there is a black background, making it seem like there's two vertical balck bars on the sides.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 24, 2005, 01:35:42 am
With Internet Explorer, all the stuff in the middle has you beige colored background. Behind that however there is a black background, making it seem like there's two vertical balck bars on the sides.

Ah, there are two black bars on the side. It was a little too pale on that page, needed to add something. Don't worry, I'm not nearly done with the site, that design will change.
Title: Re: The stars
Post by: lemurbouy on March 30, 2005, 11:13:54 am
Steve do you know the name of the suit in Mario 3 that let you turn into that weird statue? and speaking of raccoons I love Pocky & Rocky

Tanuki suit.
-leeman