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Enable players to create their own paint schemes / skins?

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prawiejakzywiec666 #1 Posted 07 May 2019 - 10:00 AM

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I've seen a great idea Today after going through this topic:

http://forum.worldofwarplanes.eu/index.php?/topic/52612-a-feared-chikken-true-one/

 

PLEASE WG - enable us to create our OWN SKINS for warplanes - so that they CAN BE SEEN BY THE OTHER PLAYERS in the game.

 

Examples below :)

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WarHawk_2014 #2 Posted 07 May 2019 - 11:19 AM

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You have reached your quota of positive votes for the day.

 

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RoyalFlyingCorps #3 Posted 07 May 2019 - 12:14 PM

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Bad idea.  Being able to see your own skins is fine, imposing them on others is not.

klbergmen #4 Posted 07 May 2019 - 02:33 PM

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zen_monk created already a lot of really gorgous skins. These two are only the last examples and they are more a joke (but still really good).

I don't think they can enable everybody to create skins that everybody else can see. This would cause serious technical and legal issues.

But what they can do is allow us to upload skins somewhere and then WG decides if they use any of them. Should be not that hard to create a webpage where we can upload skins and vote for them. Then they only have to look at a selection with enough votes. Maybe they could also allow to download these skins so that you can use them just for your own client. This doesn't require any changes to the game - the trainee can do this...



RoyalFlyingCorps #5 Posted 07 May 2019 - 02:53 PM

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I don’t suppose this would happen in WoWP, though there’s something akin to this in WoT, but I’d be happy with an option that allowed you to see or not see bespoke skins.  

zen_monk_ #6 Posted 07 May 2019 - 06:22 PM

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Hmmm... we are entering a very tricky ground here. Literally a minefield of so many layers.

 

Of course I gave this idea a lot of thought ever since I've started skinning several months back. And I'm still torn if it would be a good idea (let alone realistically possible). I will give you some examples why.

 

This here is my personal skin for F7F. All the fine print you see on the plane (and there is more from other angles) I did a thorough research on the plane. Where did it served, when, proper markings, true numbers, right down to the coat of arms of the right Carrier group. Painted it in my favorite Marine combination... too much work to mention it all here. And it came like this. (bear in mind, all this looks million times better and detailed in flight, under the Sun or snow)

 

Spoiler

 

 

Maybe all this is OK for publishing, but here comes the tricky bit: it's front end.

 

Spoiler

 

Enter the lawyers, copyright infringement, the works.

 

I want this plane to have this nose and this name, and that's final. OK, fine for me and my screen - can be seen only by my wife and kids. But it is absolutely impossible for a gaming company to use this officially without either paying big bucks to Disney before, or even bigger after when their lawyers got them. And this Mickey is recognizable and easily dealt with censorship, but the Internet has billions of illustrations, all available to see - for expample, the red chikken i've used in a funny skin is someone's creation, some anonymous but he exists and he might get rich with lawsuiting WG.

 

And what I gave you here is only the first, tiniest drop in a Biblical storm of problems that it could raise. Profanities? Racial, national slurs? Radical call to arms? Porn? You name it, all would be there. For all to see.

 

Klbergmen had a fine line of thought (and yes, those two-three skins with chikken and stuff were a mere joke, fun done in literally 10 minutes max, not in any way representation of what i do), but we do have a problem there: I will not submit my skins for their censorship or input. These are my creations, mine. Scr*w you Graphic Department! I could - I, an absolute noob in graphic design till four months ago - make a plethora of exciting skins some of which you can see browsing the Mods section, and what have you paid experts done in so many years?! I am better than you. You will not asses my work, I've assessed yours - my skins are immeasurably more exciting to fly with than yours.

 

I will share my work with anyone who likes it and can be arsed to fly with my pilot's name (sorry, too tedious to remove it for sending and then bringing it back). Here, have this F7F

http://www.mediafire...hangar.dds/file

path: \World_of_Warplanes\res_mods\2.0.12.0\vehicles\airplanes\american\US29_F7F\

 

but I guess we must be a bit... ehhm, zen about it: "This beauty is for my eyes only and I'm tranquil with it".

 

 

 

 

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Or this. I've worked my as$ off in research - yes it was Kelly Johnson's project, the Skunk Works, hey they indeed had a logo, the rudimentary name, the works... and I've painstakingly made all this. And this thing is shockingly exciting when you fly it.

 

No, I will not submit this for their evaluation. Too much work and passion went into it.

 

Spoiler

 

http://www.mediafire...hangar.dds/file

World_of_Warplanes\res_mods\2.0.12.0\vehicles\airplanes\american\US32_F90\

 

Enjoy, mates. That's why we're here.

 

 


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Aimless #7 Posted 07 May 2019 - 08:09 PM

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The easiest solution for WG is to hire zen_monk as a skin artist and then just sell his artworks to us  :trollface:

zen_monk_ #8 Posted 07 May 2019 - 08:33 PM

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View PostAimless, on 07 May 2019 - 08:09 PM, said:

The easiest solution for WG is to hire zen_monk as a skin artist and then just sell his artworks to us  :trollface:

 

Oh I would be very willing to work with them in a special project: to make one new skin each for all Premium planes for +20% Crew Skill. This is much needed and I would love to have them - hey, even better if I can make them :-)

 

So BlindfoId if you are interested, PM please. Thank you.


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Horcan #9 Posted 07 May 2019 - 09:15 PM

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What you people dont understand the problem is not really what you will display, but the p2p. Game skin is one, they will eventually reside on your drive and your CPU access it there. The moment when 12 people each team have a new skin, each combination of 2 need to exchange those skins. It will result in a lot of comunication just for that between the players and server. So no , not likely you will ever get such feature. The server hardly handle the very few players as it is.
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Piq_Mastika #10 Posted 09 May 2019 - 01:30 PM

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View PostHorcan, on 07 May 2019 - 11:15 PM, said:

What you people dont understand the problem is not really what you will display, but the p2p. Game skin is one, they will eventually reside on your drive and your CPU access it there. The moment when 12 people each team have a new skin, each combination of 2 need to exchange those skins. It will result in a lot of comunication just for that between the players and server. So no , not likely you will ever get such feature. The server hardly handle the very few players as it is.

 

^This. And the control about the graphics. One is to see the skin only by yourself or the skin pass a WG-check. There must be control or we can see hated dictators from the past on the skins. The only 2 legit ways are contract with WG or volunteer work with WG check. Both ways seem to be slow af, but at least something good for us.

RoyalFlyingCorps #11 Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:27 AM

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It would be great if we had an option not to see the icky girly emblems some people choose to put on their planes.

 

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apartclassic #12 Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:33 AM

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View PostRoyalFlyingCorps, on 13 May 2019 - 08:27 AM, said:

It would be great if we had an option not to see the icky girly emblems some people choose to put on their planes.

 

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The proper answer to this problem is proper pin-up girls, not itcky emblems. Upgrade the quality, instead of getting rid of it altogether :)

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View PostAimless, on 07 May 2019 - 10:09 PM, said:

The easiest solution for WG is to hire zen_monk as a skin artist and then just sell his artworks to us  :trollface:

 

And then he moves to WoT...

 

@zen_Monk: I didn't mean to give WG your work for free but as an example that the community (means you :) ) is able to produce stunning things.

They should really hire you.

I'm not saying that the original skins are bad but they are not enough.


 



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View PostRoyalFlyingCorps, on 07 May 2019 - 04:53 PM, said:

I don’t suppose this would happen in WoWP, though there’s something akin to this in WoT 

 

Do you mean the mod portal ?

But there you only download a skin that then you can see and nobody else.



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^ Not quite.  I was thinking of those non-historical exterior elements, the paints and the like, that can be switched off by people who don't want to see a fuchsia pink Maus.

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View Postklbergmen, on 13 May 2019 - 02:40 PM, said:

 

And then he moves to WoT...

 

@zen_Monk: I didn't mean to give WG your work for free but as an example that the community (means you :) ) is able to produce stunning things.

They should really hire you.

I'm not saying that the original skins are bad but they are not enough.


 

 

Thank you so much, mate. :honoring:


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View Postklbergmen, on 13 May 2019 - 02:40 PM, said:

I'm not saying that the original skins are bad but they are not enough.

 

...and you touched a nerve here. Some of them are OK (basic Spits & Hurricane for example). Some barely tolerable, and I've started all this because most of unique/perk paints are downright hideous and I couldn't fly my planes looking like that. And all of them are on the caricatural level, same as those ground crew faces were - before they've been removed after similar complaints.

 

They had enough time to put some effort in it, to improve the look of the planes. Years and years. But no, they all look exactly as in Alpha. Like paints sketches to be perfected later.

 

The funny and personal coat of arms are like a comic relief for me - this below is an example of what I actually do. Trying to make decent lifelike paints, like ones that have been used for real. Most of you have Me410. Now go to your hangar please and go through four seasonal paints by WG, and then compare with how they really should look like.

 

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These have almost no personalization, just a few historical decorations. Of course feel free to use them, mates. It's immensely more exciting to fly a plane like this.

 

http://www.mediafire...rMe410.ZIP/file

:\World_of_Warplanes\res_mods\2.0.12.0\vehicles\airplanes\german\GR10_ME410\

 


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As Eek no longer frequents these parts, on his behalf I will assert again that the only camouflage needed is a shiny pink one.

klbergmen #19 Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:41 AM

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View PostRoyalFlyingCorps, on 14 May 2019 - 07:51 AM, said:

As Eek no longer frequents these parts, on his behalf I will assert again that the only camouflage needed is a shiny pink one.

 

And a pinup girl :teethhappy:

 

@zen_monk: I will fly the Me-410 more often now...

I don't complain that they didn't improve the graphics much, there are more important things like bugfixing that they also ignored. But this would be so easy to improve AND give us the feeling that we are respected.

I really like most of the special camos and because of this I'm even more pissed that I should use instead the mostly ugly pay to win seasonal camos.


 



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Some historical camos based on those of a particular ace who flew the plane would be nice now and then.




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