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2019-04-29 - Biome Background Updates

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The coast is my favorite because it makes me think of when I was in Georgia with my grandparents. They lived near a small, private dock right on the ocean, and a couple times while I was alone out there (it was cold so no one was fishing) a couple of dolphins swam by to say hello. That still feels like the most magical thing I've ever experienced and I love being reminded of it, but they're all beautiful. Thank you for the update!

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2 hours ago, Morell said:

 

Yeah and as they are on the edges, on webpage they are very dominant.

 

...on second thought, alien biome would be interesting

 

Yup, okay, the Alpine is now the Alien Biome! hehe 

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1 hour ago, Fuzzbucket said:

 

Log out, and look at it all; then log back in. When logged out you can only see the default skins.

 

Great idea, thanks!

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1 hour ago, Ashywolf said:

Is this the handiwork of Nakase again? They are really nice.

yep, nakase also has them up on their deviantart

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7 hours ago, Guillotine said:

The dark edges are likely to focus the eye more towards the actual page content; gotta keep in mind that a lot of the image is covered by the site proper in practice.
 

 

You are probably right and I'm sure in a couple of days I won't notice anymore.

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13 hours ago, CrystalKleure said:

 

  Hide contents

pc1xq4.jpg

 

 

For some reason I can't figure out how to edit my previous post with this, sorry. But is the almost tree-looking little dragon in the right bottom corner possibly one of the cool-detail-easter-eggs? 😁

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Really love the new backgrounds, I can't even decide which one is my favorite.

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I OVE the backgrounds! However I cannot see an Easter egg to save my soul and I even used my magnifying glass.

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Links to see all new backgrounds full size. I had the main body of the game covering the majority of the background, since i wanted to see it all i found the images in the codes.

 

Alpine: https://s.dcave.net/cache/images/1/13uofgg.jpg

Coast: https://s.dcave.net/cache/images/1/1bpm0q4.jpg

Desert: https://s.dcave.net/cache/images/1/17daq2a.jpg

Forest: https://s.dcave.net/cache/images/1/19tzf6h.jpg

Junge: https://s.dcave.net/cache/images/p/pc1xq4.jpg

Volcano: https://s.dcave.net/cache/images/s/ssudlo.jpg  

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14 hours ago, CrystalKleure said:

These are gorgeous!! 😮

I went and dug up all the fullsize images [using Chrome's Inspect command]:

 

[Alpine] [Coast] [Desert] [Forest] [Jungle] [Volcano]

 

  Reveal hidden contents

13uofgg.jpg

1bpm0q4.jpg

17daq2a.jpg

19tzf6h.jpg

pc1xq4.jpg

ssudlo.jpg

 

 

First, Thanks to CrystalKleure for the effort of digging up the images. :)

Second, very very beautiful artwork.

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Posted (edited)

is this something? looks like face- ...but then I see patterns in everything

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a ghostly face in the jungle?image.png.e3b148fd04a1571075da5d873204452e.png a rocky dragon in the coast?image.png.d07acade029d9bb68bb22f1ba3fe0b79.png

 

Edited by Velvet_paw

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14 hours ago, TJ09 said:

portal.png

Hm, doesn't look too bad, but the link contrast isn't the best.

Ok, something's funny - my adblock stuff or what? Though with the default I can see the new biome backgrounds?

Screen Shot 2019-04-30 at 23.08.23.png

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Less vibrant (especially the desert, what happened to that warm orange?) and the extra effects make them look messy. 😕 The alpine looks very top-heavy with the floating mana rocks and more like space than a mountain. Is the bottom half of each image cut off or is it just me? Why are they using a square aspect ratio?

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27 minutes ago, cbussiere said:

Less vibrant (especially the desert, what happened to that warm orange?) and the extra effects make them look messy. 😕 The alpine looks very top-heavy with the floating mana rocks and more like space than a mountain. Is the bottom half of each image cut off or is it just me? Why are they using a square aspect ratio?

 

That's a very good question. Looking at the full images it seems that on the biome pages they are 'zoomed in' or something, only the top half is showing... It's especially noticeable on the Alpine because the mana rocks take over the picture, but it's the same with every one. It seems sorta.... Pointless... to make such beautiful art and then have half of it unseeable. I mean some is unseeable simply because the biome 'scroll-part' covers it, but I really don't understand the zoom-in. 

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2 hours ago, ealbiest said:

Ok, something's funny - my adblock stuff or what? Though with the default I can see the new biome backgrounds?

Screen Shot 2019-04-30 at 23.08.23.png

I don't think he actually changed the background for other themes or the mobile theme.

 

I think the image was just a test image. To see how it looked. 

 

So maybe with enough approval, he will change it?

 

Because the background looks nice to me in the dark theme as well!

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2 hours ago, ealbiest said:

Ok, something's funny - my adblock stuff or what? Though with the default I can see the new biome backgrounds?

Screen Shot 2019-04-30 at 23.08.23.png

 

3 minutes ago, Shokomon said:

I don't think he actually changed the background for other themes or the mobile theme.

 

I think the image was just a test image. To see how it looked. 

 

So maybe with enough approval, he will change it?

 

Because the background looks nice to me in the dark theme as well!

 

It is indeed just a test image. I like the idea of integrating the backgrounds into more of the site layouts, but I do want to make sure it fits into the feel of the theme and isn't at the expense of readability, so it'll be more than the 30 second hack job I showed.

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Lovely! I agree with those who've staked out the Alpine as their favorite. 

Is there a reason why all the other ones have a dark vignette effect applied on either sides? Alpine is the only one that lacks it. :o

Edited by Soomin

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On 4/30/2019 at 7:49 AM, Fuzzbucket said:

 

Just "view background image" and save that. They work fine then.

Where do you find 'view background image'?

 

Found the images, Fuzzbucket... thru scalesofgrey's links tot Natase' Deviant Art images...

 

22 hours ago, scalesofgrey said:

Links, for those who'd like them!

 

Alpine | Coast | Desert | Forest | Jungle | Volcano

 

There are a lot more details in the originals!

Thank you scalesofgrey and Nakase

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2 hours ago, Soomin said:

Lovely! I agree with those who've staked out the Alpine as their favorite. 

Is there a reason why all the other ones have a dark vignette effect applied on either sides? Alpine is the only one that lacks it. :o

 

All of the backgrounds zoom out to fit your browser size so you can actually see more of the background. Alpine doesn't because the electric mana crystals (and their arcs of lightning) would interfere with the logo and menu links.

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The new backgrounds are lovely!  Thank you for the new views. :D

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