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Post Star Wars sections added: looking for banners
In preparation for Star Wars: The Old Republic, the forums have been modified. SWTOR has been elevated to the top, top-level section on the forums.

The Rift forums have been locked and move down in preparation for archival (yes, everything ever posted on these forums is archived).

SWTOR recruits section is pending.

We're looking for a new banner to replace our now-dated Rift banner.

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Post Re: Star Wars sections added: looking for banners
What's the actual size that you can use for the banner?
I notice the banners we used to use aren't centered nor
do they fill the banner area any more.

I'll make us something better than the old standards, just need a bit
more info on size. Can it get centered? I can PNG it so the sides are faded out and
the messages and info on the right side can still be visible if it can be underlayed.

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I would stick with the current size--since the layout is liquid, it looks different on all monitors. Fading out the right side so that it blends into the background will be nice.

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Post Re: Star Wars sections added: looking for banners
How's this for starters?
(still need to fix the fade a little bit, going for a smoke-like effect)


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Post Re: Star Wars sections added: looking for banners
I would think the fade needs to disappear completely before the edge so there isn't that "hard edge" feel--otherwise it looks good.

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YeS that is why I said it needed fixing

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The only other comment I have is that the text looks kinda blurry--Airmoros mentioned it almost looked like it needed 3d glasses to be seen correctly.

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Post Re: Star Wars sections added: looking for banners
bad scaling.. Looking at it once it was uploaded I realized I need to correct some things.

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Post Re: Star Wars sections added: looking for banners
It'd be great if you could incorporate the original BbB logo from DAoC in some way as well.

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Post Re: Star Wars sections added: looking for banners
Here's another.. I can't fix the first at home as I don't have it broken down by layers here.
This one has the actual Star Wars Aurabesh language Font in it and the words are our mission statement, :D

What logo?


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Nice!

Are you using File -> Save for Web and Devices in photoshop? I'm noticing these pngs are quite large.

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Post Re: Star Wars sections added: looking for banners
Large as in pixel size? or Mem Size?
They're only 170k or so which imo isn't large for a 2mil color png. I could lower the
color count a little i guess if we needed to drop the size some?

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Eh; i suppose it's not that big. :)

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Post Re: Star Wars sections added: looking for banners
Nalthien wrote:
Eh; i suppose it's not that big. :)


Thats what she said!!!!

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New one using downloadable content from EA.


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Post Re: Star Wars sections added: looking for banners
Your the best Narco :twisted:

I still like the first one you posted though.

The new one with the downloadable content from EA is cool but there is something about the guys head being the "O" that throws me.

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