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Art Fight 2019 Theme Reveal and Early Bird Registration

Posted by Rainy on 20 June 2019 01:34:57 PM (Edited by Axel 1 day ago)



Art Fight 2019 Theme Reveal and Early Bird Registration



Hello everyone, are you excited for Art Fight yet? You should be, because we have some nice surprises coming up!

Theme Reveal



We revealed the 2019 Art Fight theme on stream. If you didn't catch it, you can watch it here!

Early Bird Registration - Pick your team!l



Yes, as we stated before, you will be able to pick your team early by clicking on this google form and following the instructions. Please be aware that you won’t get on your team immediately, it will take some time to process. The form will close on June 28th at 12:00 AM MST, so make sure you fill it out beforehand!

Social Media



If you want to get further updates, make sure you join our Discord Server to get fast announcements. As well, check out our Twitter, and our DeviantArt Group!

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Art Fight 2019 Preparation - start date, early registration, filters, ratings, and more!

Posted by Rainy on 11 June 2019 06:36:24 PM (Edited by Mellochi 1 week ago)



Art Fight 2019 Start Date and Theme Reveal


As it is every year, Art Fight 2019 will be starting on July 1st at 12:00 pm US Mountain time. Make sure you prepare yourself by updating your characters and bookmarking some characters early! 
Instead of revealing the theme on the fight’s start, we will be revealing it EARLY on June 20th at 1:00 pm US Mountain time. Like last year, you can join us for the countdown on our Twitch.

Similar to last year, we will be playing an animated short revealing the theme of 2019 on our Twitch this year as well. If you didn't see the 2018 reveal, you can watch it here.

After the theme is revealed, you will also get to pick your team early! You will simply have to fill out a google form that will put you on your team on the 1st. The advantage to registering early is that you get to pick your team. If you don’t, you'll be placed on your team the traditional way — randomly! We will be releasing more info regarding this on the 20th. Be sure to follow us on Twitter to get fast updates regarding that. 

Filters Update


A few months ago we released a survey gathering what users thought about our current filters. We’ve taken that feedback and greatly revised some of our rules. We have also added an entire category to Epilepsy sensitive images. Please read the updated guide here

Ratings Update


In addition to the filters, we have also revised our attack rating guide and adjusted the point values following your feedback. While the point values are not public at this moment, we can give you a general run down: 

  • Fullbody has a raise in points

  • Pattern/Abstract had their points balanced

  • Simple and Complex Scenes have both had their points balanced

  • Photo Backgrounds have been combined with Absent/Simple Backgrounds and do not receive points

  • Added a Props option in Background/Scene

  • Combined Clean Drawing and Detailed Drawing into a Lined Drawing category

  • Combined Rough Painting and Detailed Painting into a Painting category

  • Combined Low-Poly 3D, Stylized 3D, and Detailed 3D into a 3D Model category

  • Added Pixel Art finish rating

  • Added a Lineless Art finish rating

  • Combined Animated Elements and Animation Add-On into one Minor Animation category, and added Short Film

  • Added simple shaped characters size rating

  • Username Changes Reminder


    Please be reminded that we will not be taking username change requests during the event (July 1st - August 1st) due to strain on moderators. If you would like to change your username, you still have about a month to do so. See the contact page for more information on how to change your name. 
    Donators of 5$ and up will still be able to use their 1 free name change and are exempt from this rule. 

    Discord Server Changes


  • Nitro boosting is a new feature within Discord that allows people to support servers and in return, gives the server cool rewards! If you server boost our server, you will receive a fancy role, an icon next to your name, and be automatically entered in monthly Art Fight premium raffles!

  • As of June 15th, the minigames on the Art Fight Discord will be closing down since Art Fight is starting up again. Like last year, you will still be able to edit your finished claims, so don’t worry about rushing to finish. Users will continue to receive the timeout role if they do not complete their claims within two weeks.

  • The Discord voice-chats will also be closing for the duration of Art Fight due to constant rule-breaking and strain on moderators. The general voice-chats will open some time after the fight is over, though VIP voice-chats will remain up during the event. 

  • We received feedback based on ‘masking’ links, and made adjustments according to! Users can now use the spoiler feature to hide anything that may fall under our filters (shown here) Additionally, we ask that members leave a tag ahead of the spoiler to alert users why it’s been concealed (e.g.“warning: minor gore”, “Pokemon spoilers”, etc.). Please refrain from spoiler tagging things unnecessarily.

  • We have also removed the Tea and Coffee team roles to prepare for the new roles, as well as some role color changes. You’ll notice a new icon in celebration of Pride Month, also! 

  • 2018 Achievements


    You should have received a notification about them already, but the 2018 achievements are now complete, and here they are in all their glory! 
        

    [Coffee, Tea, Traitor, Tea Loyal, Coffee Loyal, 2018 Winner]

    The achievements are done by our lead artist Axel, give him a follow! 


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    Attack Rating Survey + Username Changes

    Posted by Mellochi on 21 April 2019 01:32:55 PM (Edited by Mellochi 2 months ago)

    Hello everyone!

    We have one more survey for you. We’re currently reviewing our attack ratings, and wanted to get your feedback on our current rules on it. In this form, we’ll ask you how you felt about the ratings last year and if you thought you got the correct amount of points. We value your opinion, so please check it out! You can fill out the survey here. We appreciate everyone who gives us feedback!


    We also have one quick announcement to make. With the exception of donators, who will still be able, we will not be taking username change requests during the event (July 1st - August 1st) due to strain on moderators. If you would like to change your username, you still have about 2 months to do so. See the contact page for more information on how to do change your name. The FAQ has been edited to reflect this.

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    Art Fight Prep Prompts 2019

    Posted by Mellochi on 1 April 2019 11:46:38 AM (Edited by Mellochi 2 months ago)

    Hello Art Fighters! If you were a member of the Discord server, you may remember around this time last year we introduced something called Art Fight Prep Prompts!

    Well -- they're back, starting today, and continuing until the fight starts in July!



    There will be a new prompt posted on the 1st and 15th of every month leading up to the fight, so you can make sure your characters are all fleshed out and battle ready!

    Join the Discord server to participate in these prompts, and even more! We have several other minigames that will last until two weeks before the event itself, if you're getting the itch to draw other peoples' characters!
    We hope to see you there!


    https://discord.gg/GrDHvte


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    Maturity Ratings Survey

    Posted by Rainy on 20 March 2019 04:04:17 PM (Edited by Rainy 3 months ago)

    Hello everyone! 


    Since Art Fight is coming up quickly, we wanted to get your feedback on our current rules about the maturity ratings. It will go through examples of our current rules, and you will be able to give your opinion on each. There will be illustrations, but you can opt out of seeing them and give your thoughts without seeing the illustrations. It is completely optional to fill out the survey. 
    You can fill out the survey here. We appreciate everyone who gives us feedback! 


    As well, moderation and coder volunteer applications are still open to those who are interested. 
    Moderation volunteer application
    - You must be at least 18 years old to apply
    - You must have participated in one Art Fight Event.
    - Reminder we will most likely look at users who are more active in the chat/site/reporting than those who are inactive. 

    Coder volunteer application
    - You must be at least 18 years old to apply.
    - Looking for those experienced in server administration, Javascript, MySQL, git, etc.
    - You must have participated in one Art Fight Event.


    Hope you guys are excited for the event! See you around soon! 

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    2019 Volunteer Applications are Open

    Posted by Rainy on 15 December 2018 10:16:09 PM (Edited by Rainy 4 months ago)

    Hey everyone! Volunteer applications are now open! We are looking for primarily moderators and coders the most, but you're feel to apply to the art position as well. Please read each application form closely before applying. 


    Moderation volunteer application
    - You must be at least 18 years old to apply
    - You must have participated in one Art Fight Event (does not include minigames).
    - Reminder we will most likely look at users who are more active in the chat/site/reporting than those who are inactive. 

    Coder volunteer application
    - You must be at least 16 years old to apply.
    - Looking for those experienced in server administration, Javascript, MySQL, git, etc.
    - You must have participated in one Art Fight Event.

    Art volunteer application - now closed
    - You must be at least 16 years old to apply.
    - You must have participated in one Art Fight Event (does not include minigames).
    You will be notified in the upcoming months if you were selected.

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    ARCTIC Fight Minigames

    Posted by Biscuit on 1 December 2018 11:42:35 AM (Edited by Biscuit 6 months ago)

    December 2018 Arctic Fight Minigames


    Art by Tiiramisu & nona


    Hello everyone!

    Welcome to the December 2018 Arctic Fight Minigames announcement. We have some cool festivities going on this holiday month!




    Logo by Tiiramisu


    What are Minigames? (recap)


    Similar to forum games, minigames are Discord-hosted fun little art-based games that can keep everyone busy throughout the year, and keep the community active when Art Fight isn't active.


    There are 5 current games, including Draw The Person Above You, Prompts, Telephone, Guess Adopts, and Featured Character!


    If you're interested, more information can be found in our Discord Server.


    *You must be verified (make an introduction) to see the #minigame-info channel




    December Prompts





    Similar to October, we have some special prompts this month! Once again, there will be a new prompt every EVERY day! Don’t feel like you have to follow each day carefully. Feel free to do the prompts in whatever order you want, and feel free to skip prompts!


    Post your creations in #prompts! These can also be used in #guess-adopts as inspiration.


    We’re encouraging creativity on the behalf of our users, so feel free to @ us on our server or social media with the hashtag #arcticfight.




    Collabs



    Art by Sanguynn

    In addition to our holiday prompts running through the month of December, we are also dropping a few collabs! These will operate in a similar way to the Coffee and Tea collabs that ran during the last official Art Fight event. There will be more later, but the first of them is themed around wintry beverages, take a look! Find more information on these collabs in #minigames-showcase.



    Vote!



    Before closing, we would like to remind everyone one last time to vote for the Art Fight 2019 themes if you have not already! This is the final poll!

    Watch the video and vote here!



    ❄ ❄ Happy Holidays Art Fighters! ❄ ❄


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    Art Fight 2019 Theme - Final

    Posted by Rainy on 4 November 2018 08:14:25 PM (Edited by Rainy 7 months ago)

    As some of you may remember, it's been about one month since we released stage 1 of the Art Fight 2019 theme poll a month ago. We’re happy to say that we got over 7,000 votes! With that, it is time for the grand finale, stage 2, the final poll. This poll is a little different from stage 1, because you can only vote for one option. Choose wisely! 

    What did you vote for? 

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    Art Fight 2019 Theme - Stage 1

    Posted by Rainy on 4 October 2018 08:12:01 PM (Edited by Rainy 8 months ago)

    Hey guys! 

    Stage 1 of the Art Fight 2019 theme poll is out! However, you only have 1 month to vote in this poll! This poll will end on 5th of November. 

    Click here to vote!

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    Art FRIGHT Minigames

    Posted by Rainy on 30 September 2018 06:59:47 PM (Edited by Rainy 8 months ago)

    October 2018 Art Fright Minigames


    Art by Tiiramisu



    Hello everyone!

    Welcome to the October 2018 Art Fright Minigames announcement. We have some cool things going on this month. Let’s get into it, shall we?



    Logo by omenaapple

    What are Minigames? (recap)

    Similar to forum games, minigames are Discord-hosted fun little art-based games that can keep everyone busy throughout the year, and keep the community active when Art Fight isn't active.

    There are 5 current games, including Draw The Person Above You, Prompts, Telephone, Guess Adopts, and Featured Character! 

    If you're interested, more information can be found in our Discord Server.

    *You must be verified (make an introduction) to see the minigame-info channel

    October Prompts



    We’ve got a special prompt this month. Rather than just one every month, we have a prompt EVERY day! However, don’t feel like you have to follow each day carefully. Feel free to do the prompts in whatever order you want, and feel free to skip prompts!


    Post your creations in #prompts! These can also be used in #guess-adopts as inspiration.


    We’re encouraging creativity on the behalf of our users, so feel free to @ us on our server or social media with the hashtag #artfright




    Don’t forget about the palette! Feel free to use this as a prompt for your ArtFright prompts, but remember that it isn’t necessary to use it, and you also don’t need to use it specifically for the prompts. Go ahead and make up your own drawing using it!


    Inktober


    We’re encouraging users to participate in the official Inktober prompt this year! You can post your creations in the #prompts channel. Want a challenge? Use some cool shading methods to experiment with your art!

    Note: you can also mix-and-match the ArtFright prompts with the Inktober prompts.

    Please MASK all body horror, gore, etc.








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