Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Character Trading Cards

This is a cross-post from something I put on Tumblr this past Saturday, which can be seen here even though it'll be the same as this blog post.

These aren’t exactly what I was looking for, but they’re pretty cool.  What I really want to make is a ‘card’ that uses front and back so I can fit more information on it for when I have more I want to add, something where you click on the card to flip it over, but I don’t know yet how to do that.  I was in the process of trying to find out how, when I came across this card maker website.  I think it’s pretty neat so I bookmarked the site.

There is another site that I came across for making your own trading cards but I couldn’t get the templates to load to be able to try it out.

[EDIT] I just made a couple of other cards and stupid me forgot to save the website where I got the PSD templates from so I’ll have to search again.  Found it: http://www.lackeyccg.com/ccgdesign.html

[EDIT 2] …and I already made some changes to the two new cards I made.  The album of all the cars is here.

Here is a newer card I made that isn't in that Tumblr post, but it is on my other Tumblr.

The text from that post:
You may or may not have seen the post I did yesterday on my main tumblr blog about me making character cards for my game characters; if you did, then you understand this post and if you didn’t, the link is here.  Anyway, I played a little Saints Row IV earlier today and got a nice, new 1920x1080 screenshot of one of my female bosses (as if I can play the others with the site being down) so, you guessed it, I turned it into a card.

I’m thinking the SRIV and Zin logos should probably be smaller but I didn’t spend much time on the card, just threw it together real quick for the fun of it and it’s not like I can’t make changes anytime I want to.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Life Day and 3rd Anniversary Decorating

Decorations on the GAF guild ship on Jedi Covenant.

Decorations at the GAF stronghold on Jedi Covenant.

Decorations at Nazzir's strongholds.
Jedi Covenant

The Shadowlands

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Relics of the Gree Postponed

SWTOR confirms via Instagram, where they seem to be the most active, that Relics of the Gree is having problems with scaling to level 60 so it won't be coming back just yet.

joshmcgoo Why isn't the gree event up?
swtorofficial @joshmcgoo not happening right now.
swtorofficial @joshmcgoo yeah.. turns out scaling it to level 60 caused a lot of issues and we decided not to turn it on right now rather than providing a less than awesome experience.
whats_demuresoul So it's getting postponed or...?
swtorofficial @whats_demuresoul yeah. It'll be back at some point in the future.

Keeper of Grim Company

There are three Grim cosmetic pets added for the 2014 Yule Festival and you get the title Keeper of Grim Company when you collect all three.  They cost 75 Festival Tokens each and they are not bound so you can pass them to alts or sell them to others.  I already forgot the name of the vendor but it's the one on the right when you are facing the stage.  There's a new horse and matching caparison, as well as new cosmetics that also match the horse, but I didn't take screenshots of those since they're usually covered better by the cosmetic fan sites.

Shadow Grim cosmetic pet: Gloom

Fire Grim cosmetic pet: Torch

Grim cosmetic pet: Snowflake

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Fungus Among Us

I like testing out the various housing items to see what can fit together well, aside from placing NPCs at computers, bars, and tables.  The Rakata Mind Trap in the middle of the Jedi Fountain is a good combination.; crystals also work really well. 

A guildmate placed a datacron just right inside of a Selkath Medical Tank that it looked like it was on fire or something, pretty cool effect.  I have a datacron in the center of one of those arrangements you buy from Felusia, it could be better but I like it.

The datacron table in my little casino lounge.

Another guildmate had table dancers at his Tatooine home (apparently I didn't take screenshots for some reason) and I've had Rakliings on top of my Science Station, as well as the Small Holo Table in the center of it.  The guildmate who did the burning Selkath Tank has had Flutterplumes inside of medical tanks and a Manka Cat on his bed.  Just a bunch of things you can do if you think about it.  I saw one person post on the SWTOR forums examples of art they make out of the story mode trophies, really great stuff that I never thought of (because I have an obsession with banners anyway) but I have rotated the 'Pub Voss Embassy Sign to make it a bit different.

Anyway, I had a couple of those awesome Sculptural Fountains and when I ended up getting my Spores, I knew exactly what I wanted to try and I quite like the result.  So here are some screenshots of my fountains, fungi, and fungal fountains.

Bloom versus no bloom

The fountains after I got them set up and before I got the fungi.

One of the fountains after I added the glowing spores to see what it looked like.

A spore fountain in my DK home, fave of all the homes but so inconvenient for my 'Pub scum (and friends).

Both Nar Shaddaa fountains with fungus, also with all graphics at max.