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Contest Build: Nogo the Bow-Saint

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  • Member
    July 16, 2013

    I agree with No snakes on the roleplay with the Razor. My team thought about something similar before going in a different direction, glad to know someone else thought it would be cool too.

  • July 16, 2013

    ENB makes almost any screenies look good :P.

  • July 16, 2013

    Never played Halo. Does the music remind of you that game? If so, then my curiosity is piqued.

  • Member
    July 16, 2013

    Finally got around to reading this straight through, nice job. I love the music. I know others have mentioned it all being a giant picture, but I'd like to weight in on it- as cool as it came out, I think part of our job as character builders is to think of the user experience. It's taxing enough for some people to have an autoplay going on youtube, so having a giant picture would make it even harder for some people. I know I can sometimes be guilty of overdoing it too, but just think about that next time and maybe go for regular text, as it's not really that different looking but is much quicker to load

    Anyway, all that said, still an awesome job, I love the lore and the RP +1 from me

  • July 16, 2013

    Thanks for the input Tim.

    My big mistake was the original story picture; the paper texture doesn't compress well and the result was a post that was nearly twice as large as it is now. The screenshots in the image are small, and the white on black text compresses really well. As a test, I removed all pics from the image, leaving only the text, and it came out at 1MB. I think it's totally worth it.

    If I feel that a certain music really enhances a character's story, then I will add it as well. I may however find a way to elegantly place the widget at the top of the post, and not set it to autoplay, so that only those that want the full experience will get it. In fact, I wanted to do that, but having that ugly YT frame at the start of the build was a no-no.

    Anyone know of an alternative to YT, just for the music?

  • Member
    July 16, 2013

    The beginning sounds extremely similar, and even after that the resemblance is strong. And yes, you should play Halo.

  • July 17, 2013
    What's the glitch with the Bound Bow and Quick Shot? It's worked fine for me.
  • Member
    July 17, 2013

    Ah okay, good that you compressed it, I hadn't realized you already somewhat addressed the issue. I'd still say it honestly doesn't add much for me if the text is a picture as opposed to just text. Also it's impossible to find any of the imaged words with the search bar.

    For music, I totally agree that it helps with the build. My latest method was to just put this at the top: *if you don't want to hear the music, scroll down to the bottom and pause the embedded video

    Another way is to code the height of the youtube video to something tiny and make a label saying to click the pause button right smack at the top of the build. I may try that next time. 

    Anyway, thanks for listening to my nitpicks, it's all meant to be taken in a spirit of working together to keep making awesome builds!

  • July 17, 2013

    The full draw will take just as long to achieve; it's just the animation that is faster.

  • July 17, 2013

    I think the movie will still load even when paused, but I will look deeper into this ^^.