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Usefull emotes?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:18 pm
by -Kayazuma-
So I had some time to spare and I have created an emote set that can help to communicate while racing. I don't know if it is usefull or not, but I tought it would be a nice Idea, check it out and tell me if you like it or not.
Old versions:
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*Updated version:
-More communication options
-old heart emote added
-bugfix: "hammerhit" at chatbubble
-old wtf added
-old zZZ added
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Emoticon set:
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Less information emoticon set:
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Re: Usefull emotes?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:06 am
by deen
I like the idea, but I guess if you use those and others don't then you create more confusion :D

Re: Usefull emotes?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:03 am
by -Kayazuma-
deen wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:06 am
I like the idea, but I guess if you use those and others don't then you create more confusion :D
Thank you! Yeah that was my second thought aswell but I have seen that you posted the image in the ddnet discord, so there might be some people actually using them. I am still not done with the Idea tho. I will make the whole thing look more clean and maybe make some other designs for diffrent tastes. I'll keep you and everyone else updated here!

Re: Usefull emotes?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:04 am
by Im 'corneum
deen wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:06 am
I like the idea, but I guess if you use those and others don't then you create more confusion :D
it would be nice to have graphics like these, or weapon skins exchangable in the client. mayn other clients already have it.

Re: Usefull emotes?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:52 am
by ChillerDragon
It is sad that the <3 got so uglyfied .-.

Re: Usefull emotes?

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:34 pm
by -Kayazuma-
ChillerDragon wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:52 am
It is sad that the <3 got so uglyfied .-.
Oficially updated now
Since you asked for it my friend, I will work on other designs soon tho.
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Re: Usefull emotes?

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:10 am
by GG Kid
I mean like yeah the emotes are less useful & more for fun, but will these translate ok? most pro's use voice chat anyway. i would suggest you get some one that you play with & both you try these in-game, then maybe with some testing we can find something better :) now that Vanilla compatibility is less & less an issue DDnet can start to do some of this stuff, but still these seem more DDrace oriented, DDnet has a lot of different servers, an assumption/mistake i have made my self. you see Emoticons(Emotion icon's) are supposed to be universal, while these are clearly not, but it should still be inspired by the same spirit, so can you express it visually instead of writing it out? what you end up doing is changing what emoticons are, although more useful in one case quite worse is others. look man i like the idea but we need more general improvement. i would design some my self if i had any skill & was not so lazy.
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Re: Usefull emotes?

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:27 am
by -Kayazuma-
GG Kid wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:10 am
I mean like yeah the emotes are less useful & more for fun, but will these translate ok? most pro's use voice chat anyway. i would suggest you get some one that you play with & both you try these in-game, then maybe with some testing we can find something better :) now that Vanilla compatibility is less & less an issue DDnet can start to do some of this stuff, but still these seem more DDrace oriented, DDnet has a lot of different servers, an assumption/mistake i have made my self. you see Emoticons(Emotion icon's) are supposed to be universal, while these are clearly not, but it should still be inspired by the same spirit, so can you express it visually instead of writing it out? what you end up doing is changing what emoticons are, although more useful in one case quite worse is others. look man i like the idea but we need more general improvement. i would design some my self if i had any skill & was not so lazy.
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Thanks for the critique and the Idea of putting them in an more visual style is a nice mindset. At first I was actually thinking of doing something like this since there are not only english players but it is hard to translate specific english terms that often have to do with the same thing, especially flying. I had no Idea how to put, Kinta, hammerfly and hammer hits in an frozen, simple Image so everybody understands what is the meaning behind it. I tried to use an hammer with an Airplane but that didnt work out and seemed weird. But even then, an Hammer and an Airplane could describe Kintafly aswell. So I decided to just use the therms since most players actually know the single terms better. I've played some games allready whith these emotes and we've found some limitations and more. I will think of something that many players enjoy, thats why I love cirique like yours, it helps me getting a diffrent pov and think of an universal fix.
Ps: Thanks for using my skin, I appreciate it.