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Anime avatars in my Codex?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Jason, Apr 9, 2010.

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Should the Codex have anime avatars?

  1. Yes, they are the key to understanding RPG Codex

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  2. No, get that shit back to GameFAQs

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  3. Needs more Connie Chung

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  1. Tails Arbiter

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    Riiight... whatever, I'm no going go further in any discussion after reading this, sums up 2010 Codex pretty well.
     
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  2. I VOTED AGAINST THESE AVATARS. DEMOCRACY HAS FAILED.
     
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  3. Felix Arcane

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    IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY.
     
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  4. Excommunicator Arcane

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    They keep grasping at irrelevant arguments. It is an effort of futility
     
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  5. Mrowak Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    And you were the one saying you want a serious discussion. Tell me, what arguments exactly have you used so far? Apart from 'WAAAH ANIME FAGGITS ARE ANIMU' I don't get any message from your posts.
     
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  6. Admiral jimbob gay as all hell

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    See? Between you and Reject, you put some effort into level-headed arguments, and the only responses you get are "lol 2010 Codex" and "hurrr anime fags". Even the few who actually read what you say are just going to mentally short-circuit and loop back to "...fagets? FAGETS!" Add to that one or two of them already having come out of the closet themselves, as it were...

    This is like that thing BUMFACE was BUMFACEing about.
     
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  7. Excommunicator Arcane

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    Whether Rance is an RPG - or even a good game - or not, is completely irrelevant.

    The moment you take the artwork out of the game and put them on a website you lose all connection to the game. Now it is anime artwork - nothing more, nothing less.

    Most people will come onto this site and look at the avatars and think "This is anime art" followed by either "That looks like shit, why does the Prestigious Codex have avatars that look like that?" (perfectly reasonable) or "I like watching anime therefore I might like to use these here" (absolutely the wrong attitude in the Codex). As you can surely see from such a situation, Rance itself will rarely come into this consideration (truly, even most Codexers would not have heard anything of Rance before coming here), and that should be enough to show you the effect of the separation of the art from the game. It is very simple.

    The artwork is clearly out of place, and the simple fact that many people immediately react with "ugh that looks like fucking crap" should be enough to tell you that there is something going on here. People can't see what kind of a game it belongs to unless they already know, and that is because all they can see is plain old crappy anime artwork. Artwork that is completely out of place. Artwork that pays no heed to its quality in the eyes of the members. Artwork that by itself is almost universally regarded as bad.

    Seeing the sympathisers come up with ridiculous self-righteous arguments like "we paid money, therefore are better than you" or "we are the most literate on this site therefore we are right on this issue", shows how the emotionality from your side of the argument is preventing you from seeing what this discussion is about.

    You need to look at the avatars in isolation of what they are. There is no game connected to them. You cannot click on them and play Rance. They are artwork.

    And they are judged solely by that fact. Now tell me if you like them.
     
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  8. treave Arcane Patron

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    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Excommunicator Arcane

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    What's your point? That avatar is shit and ridiculous too. The difference is we didn't have it as DLC.

    It should still be gone.
     
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  10. treave Arcane Patron

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    Then draw up a list of avatars from games you think should be gone, or if that's too much work, a list of games that should stay, and start a petition + donation campaign.

    Beats just bitching in Site Feedback.
     
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  11. SuicideBunny (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

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    wait, are you talking about the rance avatars or those crappy low-poly anachronox or deus-ex avatars, that pixelated fugly arcanum and fallout ingame shit, which is especially bad in the case of arcanum, the shitty and badly edited avernum 3 avatars, the wannabe anime stuff from battle for wesnoth, that civ3 poser crap with retarded facial expressions, all those bland and unrecognizable daggerfal portraits, the fucking sims bubbles (i mean, seriously, wtf..), the beyond retarded warhammer 40k and fantasy shit, or all those countless others crappy and stupid avatars we have that have no merit other than reminding you of the games they are from?
     
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  12. Admiral jimbob gay as all hell

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    Wait, we're complaining about Knights of the Chalice avatars now? A page or two ago it was demanding to know what merits anime games had. I'm a bit lost.
     
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  13. treave Arcane Patron

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    Well, a case has been made that:

    1) Avatars should be judged solely on their artwork,

    and

    2) All avatars with shit artwork should be gone from the site.

    Therefore, the only avatar suitable for RPGCodex is:

    [​IMG]

    QED.
     
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  14. Excommunicator Arcane

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    Treave you are a troll now fuck off back to gd.

    SuicideBunny, I am using an argument that can be applied to things beyond the Rance avatars and I am quite prepared to see other shit avatars gone as well. The tiny pixellated fallout ones are shit too.


    You are all clearly so overwhelmed by the complexity of rational thought that you jump in to try to derail the topic and say "OH LOOK hes talkigna bout sumnething else he must be wron!g!!"

    I didn't think otherwise well-spoken Codexers could be so simple minded. I stand corrected. Pool some money together and you might be able to buy a pack of lamb brains from the supermarket. At least then you wouldn't be completely without.
     
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  15. Jack █▓▒░ Patron

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    I don't even know what you guys are talking about.
     
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  16. treave Arcane Patron

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    OMG I have 43% of my posts in GD o shit

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  17. Excommunicator Arcane

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    I'll take that as a "You are quite right, but we have no response so we will act like idiots"

    Enjoy your avatars.
     
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  18. ComradeCommissar Learned

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    On the bull about people playing the game for the porn, negatory. From the get-go, porn came up, finger was on the skip button. Any time I've booted the game up, it was because the gameplay is actually good and it has a high replay value.

    The thread was originally checked out thinking "Oh, another porn game LP, this should get a laugh or two" but after a bit, I decided to actually try out the game and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. The music sounds nice, the characters can be worth a laugh or can be good at times, high replay value with good C&C, the combat can be challenging, so on and so forth.

    People just getting butthurt over the art style, which isn't even that horrible most of the time. My picture's relatively plain, hence why I picked it instead of one of the neon haired freak characters, since this is one of the better looking avatars I could pick out. If people are really gonna cry that much over some "animu" pictures though, toss up some of those Nobunaga's Ambition pictures and I'll flip to one of them or something.
     
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  19. SuicideBunny (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

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    your whole argument is just a trite wall-of-text version of "remove something because i don't like it", which happens to be a shitty argument without merit and quite close to whining.

    as the saying goes, the codex doesn't scale (down) to your level.
     
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  20. Sceptic Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Stopped reading right there.

    See that little logo on top of the page? The one that says "RPG Codex"? The one that does NOT say, in any way shape or form, "Western art appreciation website"?

    We have avatars. Being the RPG Codex, with an emphasis on, you know, tranny porn RPG's, the avatars are, you know, from RPG's. So, whether the game that the avatars come from is an RPG is... kinda not irrelevant.

    If you can't stand the faggottry get out of the closet :smug:
     
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  21. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    I find everything about this thread absolutely hilarious.

    Keep it up, Cocksexers.
     
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  22. Tails Arbiter

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    Yeah, like argument "The people who donated for these avatars have done more for the community by donating than the people who bitch and whine about decline." was much more of higher level :salute:
     
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  23. Excommunicator Arcane

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    The hypocrisy of a "monocle" group of fellows saying "any RPG avatar will do, shit or not" and complaining about the belief that the avatars should actually look good to be used is just :roll: Why do you have avatars at all?

    I fail to understand all the anger and as you would say "butthurt" about a perfectly reasonable argument that takes into consideration the visual look of this place.

    I am pretty aware that nothing is going to be done about the avatars, but I wasn't expecting anything to be done.

    You all sound so incredibly defensive and offended by such a suggestion, including Sceptic who I thought was quite the rational debater. At least you were honest in saying that you didn't read my post, but then you respond without knowing what you were talking about? Disappointing Sceptic
     
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  24. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Fuck off Chefe.
     
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  25. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Get the fuck out, nomask.
     
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