Make me a banner!! (in Contests)


Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] October 1 2008 12:59 PM EDT

Alright, so I was planning on sticking a CB banner in one of my signatures, but when I went to get one I was disappointed. So, instead of settling for a banner I'm unhappy with, I'm petitioning you fine folks to make me a banner.

The requirements are simple. Make it look good, and keep it at a decent size. It can be animated if you want, it doesn't have to be. Also, I know that CB's color is red. But I prefer blue.

Out of all the ones available, the only one I even considered using was the Recommended Dose one.


Anyway, I'll be here to help you through what I like/don't like. Sorry I don't have more for you to go on, but I like seeing people's creativity at work. Sometimes it surprises me and I end up liking something I never thought I would have.

The PRIZE for this contest currently sits at 500k. I may raise it though depending on the amount of work that this entails, or if you folks feel the prize is not enough for the time it takes.

AdminTal Destra [Forge Of Norn] October 1 2008 1:42 PM EDT

what you want it to say?

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] October 1 2008 1:44 PM EDT

Something to entice a person to want to click on the banner.

Also it has to refer to CB in some way. But I didn't much care for any of the phrases on the current banners. ;p

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 1 2008 2:08 PM EDT

Still a little big...
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Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] October 1 2008 2:11 PM EDT

The colors on that blend nicely. I kinda like it. It is a bit big, as you stated, but that can be fixed easily. ^_^

Nice work


Also, forgot to mention. Multiple entries welcome ^_^

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 1 2008 2:18 PM EDT

AdminTal Destra [Forge Of Norn] October 1 2008 4:36 PM EDT

AdminTal Destra [Forge Of Norn] October 1 2008 4:46 PM EDT

AdminTal Destra [Forge Of Norn] October 1 2008 5:05 PM EDT

IndependenZ October 1 2008 5:07 PM EDT

I might give this a try tomorrow, when I have more time. It'll be beautifully carnage-like :P

Xiaz on Hiatus October 1 2008 10:29 PM EDT

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] October 1 2008 10:29 PM EDT

Carnage Blender doesn't flinch. Edit that a bit. ;)

Xiaz on Hiatus October 1 2008 10:41 PM EDT

The banner size seems too big, but I can't be bothered fixing it.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] October 2 2008 10:24 AM EDT

Wow, experience. I like that one quite a bit ^_^ It certainly grabbed my attention right away. And The graphics are nicely added as well. The colors are perfectly balanced on it, also. I think the others should fear your banner ;p

As I told you in PMs yesterday before I had to leave, Tal...I like the last one you did. The other two are simply too plain, and I don't much care for the way the colors blend on them.


Oh, and Gun that was freaking hilarious.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] October 2 2008 10:56 AM EDT

Hmmmm. I suppose it would help if I gave this thing a deadline, huh?

Let's end this Monday, October 6th at 6 p.m. Server time.


That should give everyone plenty of time to get something whipped up.

IndependenZ October 2 2008 11:52 AM EDT



An iced CB banner! Maybe I'll improve it, or post another one later. Hope you like it :)

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 October 2 2008 7:39 PM EDT

I claim this contest in the name of Slayer!

PS-give it time to load, watch it a few times through until the speed stays steady.

SNK3R October 2 2008 7:43 PM EDT

Slayer: That text is hard to read with the background that currently exists.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 October 2 2008 7:47 PM EDT

Meh.

SNK3R October 2 2008 7:47 PM EDT

Just tryin' to help you out. ;)

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] October 3 2008 11:33 AM EDT

Hmm. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to agree with Brent on this one, Slayer.

It took me 3 rounds of the text to be able to read all what it said. And if you want me to be completely honest, I didn't much care for the text. It just didn't strike me as funny enough :(

The animation of the text is pretty cool though, and the background isn't too bad (for being red). I kinda liked it, actually.

IndependenZ October 3 2008 12:39 PM EDT



Due to popular demand, a 'fiery' version of my previous banner. It glows!



Zooom! Zooom! Okay this can become quite annoying, but here it is anyway.

IndependenZ October 3 2008 1:23 PM EDT



After some fiddling... You know, it's weird, you get an idea and you make something nice, but after that the idea just fades and (to my opinion) all the rest is well, mediocre. Needless to say, I like the iced banner best.

Xiaz on Hiatus October 4 2008 12:12 AM EDT

First version seemed a little too sedate. Reduced size, and made them more dynamic.

Enjoy!

Xiaz on Hiatus October 4 2008 12:14 AM EDT

Might as well put this darker version in.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] October 8 2008 2:33 PM EDT

I'm sooooooo sorry!!

I've been so busy that I've forgotten about this. I deeply apologize. I shall pick a winner by this evening. Thanks to all those who participated!!!!

AdminTal Destra [Forge Of Norn] October 10 2008 11:46 AM EDT

and here it is the tenth and still no winner lol
just messing with ya hakai

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] October 10 2008 11:50 AM EDT

Alright. I really couldn't pick between the two, so I let chat have their say this morning. Here are some of the things said:


<[RP08]ColonelCustard> Hakai: I like The Experience's banner
<[RP08]ColonelCustard> I mean, I like Indy's, too
<[RP08]ColonelCustard> but it doesn't have a face
<IndependenZ> I vote for The Experience too, if I'm allowed
<IndependenZ> Mine just says "Click me", no idea why
<IndependenZ> Like novice said in the Palin post, "hey look over here, look at the shiny thing"
<IndependenZ> The Experience's gives you information about CB, it creates more of an emotion that belongs to CB


Now, that made me laugh, and it was pretty clear which banner everyone favored, (there were 2 other votes for Experience's banner), but I just couldn't say 100% which I liked better.

Sooooo. You both win. And so does anyone else who participated. Thanks to all those who attempted!! ;p

Sending out prizes now, and I'll post the xfer logs here so you don't have to sort through yours ;p

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] October 10 2008 12:02 PM EDT

Hakai (Haruka Bank) 98.215.162.7 AdminSNK4R (Riddle) $50000 -- For Banner input ^_^ 12:00 PM EDT

Hakai (Haruka Bank) 98.215.162.7 [CB1]Gun (Bob) $50000 -- For banner "entry" 11:59 AM EDT

Hakai (Haruka Bank) 98.215.162.7 Admin{CB1}Slayer333 (Shattered Galaxy) $100000 -- For Banner Entry 11:59 AM EDT

Hakai (Haruka Bank) 98.215.162.7 QB[GOSHARKS]novice (Conundrum) $100000 -- For banner entries! 11:58 AM EDT

Hakai (Haruka Bank) 98.215.162.7 Destrinator (Mentano) $100000 -- For banner entries 11:57 AM EDT

Hakai (Haruka Bank) 98.215.162.7 IndependenZ (Miami Vice) $500000 -- Winning Banner! ^_^ 11:55 AM EDT

Hakai (Haruka Bank) 98.215.162.7 The Experience (The Experience) $500000 -- Winning Banner! ^_^ 11:54 AM EDT


Thanks to everyone who participated, and I'll be speaking with NightStrike about adding them to the banner pages. ^_^

IndependenZ October 10 2008 12:17 PM EDT

Wow, prize fest! Thank you, Hakai!

Xiaz on Hiatus October 10 2008 9:24 PM EDT

Hope you enjoy them Hakai, and put them to good use! :) Many thanks!
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