To give people an idea of why I take huge breaks from playing or even talking to some of my buddies, it’s not because I hate you but because I have THIS MUCH WORK TO DO.
This is a mock up of my showcase wall, over 20 projects and not even half are done yet…I don’t have a lot of time so I’ll still be working over my break….I need to get things printed and shipped like shirts, posters, buttons, stickers, device cases, take aways and business cards, my resume and a bag. If I can I want Itty Bitty as a standie off to the side in full rez. SO MUCH WORK OMG!!!
If there was any truth to ‘video games make’s people violent’ there would be millions of murders a day. Do they understand how many people play adult video games that center around violence? Even if 1,000 people committed a murder based on a game that would still only be a tiny percent of the people who play games every day!
There are millions of players on games like WoW every day! I just stabbed a tree chick in the chest to kill her yesterday, my grandmother has played COD and cheered when she got a ‘shot in the head’ as she calls it.
Will my grandma go out and start murdering people? Like really…..first moving pictures, than new music and now video games. Can we just get holograms so they can take the focus off games?
And as such I wanna find some friends to do it with a try and steam it all. As much as we can of at least the first game and all the packs. SO I need to find at least 4 other people to play with me over the summer. It has to be after classes are done so everyone has the time to play / watch.
I wanna steam at least once a week if not more and I’ll keep updating. That way people can watch and see what takes place and junk without playing through.
Just a heads up for now. 4 more spots left for this!
"I am Death Incarnate."
"My medical opinion…a bad case of gas..inquest food must be horrid."
Pricelists Industry vs Fandom.
If anyone would care to donate a coloured comic page for the comic industry standard list I’m willing to accept one and will give credit c8 I would’ve made one if I had an example but I don’t -A-
But yes that’s off my chest.
Of course this is based off my own browsing over price lists and how I work unfortunately my commissioner homie went idle so I can’t confirm the most vs the least one can spend.
I’ve only found one artist thus far that charges nearly as close to industry standard. Even then it’s under the standard. As far a I’m concerned anyone under the standard shouldn’t have complaints about expensive art. Fandom average is hardly one you can live by.
Would you like to get paid $30 for 3-7 days worth of work?
Edit:No I’m not saying what you should/shouldn’t charge for your pieces. That’s up to you.
I’m talking to supposed commissioners that think it’s too expensive.
This is the hours of your life they’re spending.
If you’re gonna put a price tag on that make it worth that time and effort. For your own sanity.
I wanted to post this so those artists that have been discouraged by “too expensive for me” comments.
And updated the photo, $500-9500 for bw art hahaha 6u6
Edit2: I kinda worded “Fandom” to mean like, furry, anime, superhero, not really fan-characters at all. Sorry if that confused/go misread, I’m not sure how to describe this ‘group’ of the average price range 8Ia
Apologies….also didn’t expect for this to be so huge but it’s been interesting reading c8
AND I didn’t feel right stealing from google images for example pictures which is why my own is up there. No I don’t expect $2000+ for it, not even $200, not unless I had to repaint in oils on a big BIG ASS CANVAS haha.
Trust me when I say a lot of artists are paranoid and scared of their own prices. This estimate as far as industry goes is to remind you your time IS worth something. Will we all get there? That’s up to us for how hard we’re willing to go.
I will say though I’ve gotten industry standard payment for LESS quality art years back. The artwork is an embarrassment now, but getting $300ish for it STUNNED me, I was so used to peanuts I didn’t feel I deserved it, made me realise that I’m at least capable though. I lucked out but I knew to keep trying.
That’s the point I want to make really :/ Don’t give up. If you love it.
Whatever you want to do with your life make sure you LOVE doing it and people don’t take advantage of your hard earned skills.
That’s enough rambling from me now I will go back under my rock 8I
Edit3: As people are still missing the point.
Commissioners, don’t expect industry standard artwork for $30. That’s all there is to this post :/ You can stop reading into stuff that isn’t there now, kay.
I’ve had people tell me that charging anywhere close to $100 is too much and I should NEVER ask that much for art. And for a while I believed them…which is horrible.
If you think even even $100 is to high then you don’t deserve the art honestly. You don’t respect the artist and the fact that they have their prices as low as 10-30 bucks is undermining themselves just so you can get some art.
'I should go map Cursed Shore on my new 80…
"Hmmm one more TP..where are yo-"
It didn’t take me that long to get to kill Scarlett honestly. We didn’t kill all three of the first knights on my first attempt, the second we didn’t make it to killing all the 6+ clone things of the colored ones, but on the third try (things come in threes here) I got her and me and a friend were able to do the end content…way under leveled, and kill her off. So here are my thoughts about the things I was able to do.
- Fights didn’t bore me. In fact I kinda liked them. Standing in the colored rights and such was interesting and gave me something to do. It was also VERY easy to figure out. Unlike some mechanics that kinda punish you until you figure it out this one felt kinda normal and natural. Stand in the color ring that the boss is. Or grab all three. When my boyfriend was just watching he THOUGH it was far more complex than it was. He though their was an order or someone would call a color and you had to pick that one. Naw just grab the colors or stand in one. I liked that. Though at the end no one knew at first to kill the 3 holograms at the same time to stop the 6 from popping up. Once we did that though it was all good.
- The healing NPCs are the BEST IDEA EVER OMG!!! Please tell me that’s going to be a thing now. It’s what saved me countless times and I’m so happy that they added it. So much help!
- The writing was pretty great. That’s it. I just liked most of it.
- Scarlet didn’t piss me off as much as she had in the past. Honestly toning down her ‘wooo I’m wacky!’ crap made her more enjoyable. Her panic and fear as she’s beaten is believable and the fact that she pretty much wins in the end regardless was interesting and kinda cool. I don’t really like the ‘nothing you can do to stop her’ trend or having no way to interact with her but meh…it felt less glaring this time.
It isn’t Roo’s job to teal with the best and the brightest’s all the time. No she deals with the one’s who blow up their labs, or set their ears on fire…or transport their liver outside the city……switch brains with a norn, shoot their eye out with a lazer, get stuck their leg in a molecular transporter, or get wicked paper cuts.
The brightest’s minds tend to avoid accidents.
"If I recall I’ve seen you here a time or two…were you the one who sat on his daggers and had to get the removed?"
(Yes, Roo’s left eye is always closed for a reason…its gone.)
ANYONE WANNA DO A RUN AND SKYPE AND TALK ABOUT CHAPTER ONE?!
Cause that’s what I wanna do…we can do new content stuff :D
I’ve seen a lot of people asking Anet to add a sixth playable race.
But the reality is the problems that would come with it.
Anet already explicitly stated they will not fix certain issues with charr because not enough people play them for them to even care.
Not only that,…
Yep, I explained this exact same thing to people a few months ago. I do the same thing when people say they wish the Skritt were a playable race.
People complain about armor taking forever to be released in the gem shop, or for new hair styles, or for new faces, and so on… and if they release the Tengu and the Skritt as being playable races, that waiting period will take even longer with the extra work they need to put into designing armor for both additional races.
We’re already spoiled enough as it is with 5 races, which is a hell of a leap forward from guild wars 1 where we could only play as Humans. Arena Net is overworking themselves enough as it is with the other 4 races, so adding more would just hurt them.
It would also hurt us. As you said, Asura and Charr are ignored by Arena Net, so… if people started playing as Tengu or Skritt, the players would feel that same ignorance because they’re not a Human-bodied race like Norn, Humans and Sylvari.
It seems you people are forgetting “why” things such as “ignoring asura/charr” and “long spans between new armors” occur.
The Living Story take a lot of effort.
Many, many new models, textures, mechanics, animations, etc. Hell, the fact that there is the occasional new armor or new town clothes is surprising in itself.
Do the Karka, or the Watchwork monsters, or any of Scarlet’s minions even remotely look easy to create and program? No, they aren’t. I mean, damn! I’m surprised they get new updates out as fast as they do considering how complex they are! And you think that they cannot handle making a new race or two?
Arena Net has expressed interest in adding new races, and I don’t think that has changed. The reason they have not put a date on anything is the same reason they have not given a lot of detail on the next Elder Dragon to take down. They are still working on the Living Story, something they expressed (in the pre-beta trailers) was a vital part of Guild Wars 2.
If you took all the content effort that ArenaNet has made in their first year, put that effort into, say a new campaign, you would have 1 1/2 GW2 Expansions. But, you would also have no Living Story or new content (except Holiday junk).
Maybe Arena Net won’t release a new race soon, but it does not mean they won’t or never will. It just means that they feel there are more important things to work on. Things that you know very well are very well made and fun.
I think they need to just get rid of humans as a playable race.
No I agree. They have things on a priority list. They could easily handle a new race. Just later.
I’m not saying they can’t be perfectly capable of handling a sixth playable race. In fact, the thought is exciting.
I am actually agreeing that they have other priorities right now with the living story and other content.
However, knowing their track record with asura and charr, I am a firm believer that -before- they take on more than they can chew, they need to fix the problems that are already there, such as what I had listed above.
I’m sorry. But as someone who works with game game designers and is taught by them I have to say one important thing
"If Charr and Asura are too hard to deal with armor wise don’t put them in a game to begin with"
Which may be a bit unfair as we all love those races and would never want to see gw2 without them. But seeing as they are in the game, here’s a big one.
"Fix common, notable issues with your new game before taking on a large work load in expanding and updating!"
Case in point, no one in the game asked for there to be two week updates. In fact the change scared and shocked some players, as they said to rotation of content felt more like a job then it did a fun game to play. And it also later came with the complains that while to story was…alright, the content in the patches, updates and content was dull, rewashed and boring. GW2 was going strong at a few million and it’s player base (based on how many log ins of different accounts per-week) has dropped into a few thousand. Which is a huge loss.
THIS IS SO OLD BUT I WANTED TO POST IT!!!!!!