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Site Update

Posted by Rainy on 3 July 2018 05:27:02 PM

Hey guys, just want to say that we're still working on making the site speedy again. There is no ETA of when it should be up, but we're aiming for at least tomorrow. 


  • For the mean time, you can go on the site, but do expect huge slowness and errors when uploading attacks and characters.  There isn't anything we can do right now, because the site is still not stable right now. Also, please be aware that the issue does not lie in the server - we updated it waaay before the fight to prepare. This is an unexpected problem.

  • We will update you when it's finished. We've got a great team of volunteers helping us at the moment. There is no ETA on when it will be fixed, however. 

  • If you haven't registered, once the site is stable you will be able to. Don't worry about missing out! 

  • Also, the fight will be extended again to make up for the lost time. We'll definitely be extending it 3 days at least. 

  • Team switches are NOT in priority of moderators right now. You may have to wait a little bit to be switched. 

  •  Feel free to join our Discord for more instant updates, and also to talk with other users. Lots of users have been sharing their characters on there. 



Sorry this had to happen, and I know it's off putting to new users, but I assure you if you stick with us for a little longer we'll figure things out. Our devs are working day and night to get it fixed. 

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Art Fight 2018!!

Posted by Biscuit on 1 July 2018 12:38:04 PM (Edited by Rainy 1 week ago)

WELCOME TO ART FIGHT 2018!!

VS 


Hello Art Fighters! Welcome to Art Fight 2018. We’re all excited for you to participate!

As you already know, the theme of 2018 is Coffee vs Tea!
Apologies for the wait! There's so many of you that the site broke down for a bit. But now we should be kickin' and ready to go! 

New Updates:


  • A new achievement has been added to emphasize team loyalty! You can earn it by making attacks for a single team throughout the entire event. Its counterpart achievement is the traitor badge, which can be earned when submitting at least one attack for each team by switching between them.

  • Rotating banners! We have two banners this year featuring our VIP donators last year. Both banners are located on this post where you can view them. Please do not refresh in order to view the banners, as it slows down the page. We promise there’s only two, and they’re displayed here so you’re not going to miss anything.

  • Two in-fight collaborations, one for each team. Tea Party and Coffee CommitteeDetails can be found at their respective links.


If you’re new here: 


Spoiler:






Other

Here’s a few helpful links to get you started:

http://artfight.net/info/rules

http://artfight.net/info/faq

http://artfight.net/info/help

http://artfight.net/info/about


To show your team pride, use the badges made by Sanguynn on your Art Fight profile and DeviantART! 

Thank you to Axel for layout, shading, drawing the background, and to the staff for lining and coloring the banners. 

  



Let the battle begin! 


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Finally! 2017 Achievements are Finished!!

Posted by Takaia on 22 June 2018 08:37:04 PM (Edited by Takaia 3 weeks ago)

We ended up having to do it by hand again after all the waiting . Because of this, we were bound to make mistakes, unfortunately. If you don't have an achievement you qualify for, check the following requirements and make absolutely sure you actually qualify for the achievement:


- to get the Winner and Team Moon achievements, you must have made at least one attack for team moon and currently still be marked as team moon (light blue username)


- to get the Team Sun achievement, you must have made at least one attack for team sun and currently still be marked as team sun (yellow/orange username)

- to get any achievements for number of attacks, your current total number of attacks must be that number or greater. The available number of attacks achievements are:

   1 attack, 10 attacks, 35 attacks, 75 attacks


100 attacks, 150 attacks, and 250 attacks



To check what achievements you have, go to this URL and replace [USERNAME] with your username: https://artfight.net/~[USERNAME]/stats . Hover over each picture for a description of what the achievement is for if you need to.

If you still think you're missing achievements you qualify for, please report yourself from your profile page. Title the report with "Missing achievements: [USERNAME]" (again, replace [USERNAME] with your username. ) Do not ask for achievements you didn't earn. We will be checking to make sure you earned them!

We are really busy right now, so failure to follow these instructions could result in your report getting ignored or at least very delayed. Getting impatient and sending in duplicate reports will also have these consequences. Keep this in mind.

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New Attack Ratings and Guide!

Posted by Biscuit on 21 June 2018 05:50:55 PM (Edited by Biscuit 3 weeks ago)

New Attack Scoring System and Categories
The new attack category system is here just in time for Art Fight 2018! We hope the categories are clearer, but just in case you still have some questions, we also updated the
Attack Category guide to reflect our changes!

A huge thank you goes out to everyone that contributed art to it:

altaria Axel Biscuit CanaryOfAzurite cedes classicturtle coconutmoose DatFluffyPillow Dzuma elikapika emmabebe @fable furystarcat iownfish Jam3sArt JaniToad jenn KauzAtticfail KitsuneZakuro LakeLake LittleWoodlouse Obscuritea ori panstarry Pilot Razouru razu Reptonic Rottweiler RumpPlug Ryderbread Sanguynn Sixbane snarbs washy Wolfhowl

Also, now would be a good time to go over our rules and TOS again, as well as the maturity guides, in order to insure your Art Fight experience this year goes smoothly!

We hope you guys are as excited for this years fight as we are, happy art fighting!

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About Video + AF Stamps + Maturity Guide Update

Posted by Rainy on 7 June 2018 03:20:35 PM (Edited by Rainy 3 weeks ago)

Youtube Video


I've wanted to create a video about Art Fight for a long time and I finally got to do it! Please share it around with your friends and use it as a explanation whenever you can! Big thanks to AuthorOfDragons for making this possible with the awesome voice. 

Click here to watch!

DeviantArt Stamps


We also have some DeviantART stamp goodies brought to you by Sanguynn


(image just a preview, click link below to use them)

Click here to use them!

Feel free to use them on your social medias, just credit https://artyfight.deviantart.com

Maturity Guides



Over the past few weeks we’ve been working to update our maturity filter guides, along with a few rule changes regarding our body horror filters as well! 
- We’ve edited them to try and make what is allowed without a filter, and what needs a filter, more clear to everyone! 
- We’ve updated and added new visual guides to both the body horror and gore pages, as well as added descriptions of what is and isn’t okay without a filter. 
- We’ve even added a quick “cheat sheet” so you can tell at a glance what needs filtering!
You can go here to see the updated guides!

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We've Updated Our Privacy Policy

Posted by Takaia on 4 June 2018 07:06:48 PM

I know, it's a meme now, but we had to do it. Please go over our Privacy Policy because it's almost completely changed. By continuing to use Art Fight, you are responsible for and agreeing to the new policy.

The home page notification about this will go away in a while, just want to make sure people see it first.



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Attack Guide Help + Art Fight Start Date + Twitch Streaming!

Posted by Rainy on 10 May 2018 04:53:21 PM (Edited by Rainy 2 months ago)

Volunteer Attack Examples Call


With the help of your feedback via the user surveys, the staff has been working on revisions to the attack categories and attack guide! 
Since Art Fight is just around the corner we were hoping to get a hand from you guys once again but this time with art examples for the guide! We want our examples to show diversity in art style so the categories are clearer!
If you're interested in joining the Guide Art Crew, and providing art for the guide, please fill out this form! Those accepted will gain access to a temporary server focused around improving the guide.

You can apply here!

Art Fight Start Date Confirmed


We recently have confirmed that Art Fight will start July 1st! We understand it can be confusing to new people, so I've made up a little informational thing about Art Fight. 

What is Art Fight?


Art Fight is a web-based graphic art game that was created in 2007 in order to inspire creativity and fun among different communities of artists! The fight lasts for one month each year, usually in the summer, and returns annually.

How does it work?


Players are split into two teams (based on a theme) and "attack" by drawing art for members of the other team. Each attack is worth a specific number of points based upon effort, completion, and detail. At the end of the month, the team with the greater score wins.
Read more here. 

How do join teams?


You cannot join a team yet. You will be able to when the event starts on July 1st!
While waiting, come join us on the Discord server! We're super friendly and would love to have you.


Twitch Streaming

 
We recently started streaming on Twitch for our Featured Character minigame. If you don't know what that is, catch us in the Art Fight Discord and read #minigames-info after you've been verified. Everyday at 8:30 AF time we stream the random selection of the featured character. If you would like to join in, catch us at the Twitch!


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Attack Categorization Surveys

Posted by Rainy on 21 March 2018 03:24:55 PM (Edited by Rainy 3 months ago)

As some of you might realize, the Art Fight rating system is not flawless, and needs some improvements. So in an attempt to improve the attack rating system, we were hoping to get some user feedback via surveys! There are currently 2 surveys you can take. 

How do you categorize attacks?


This survey consists of 22 attacks that you will be categorizing yourself. Please categorize the following art pieces based on how YOU think they fit each category. Please do not refer to Art Fight's category guide for this survey. We want to see how you categorize attacks by your own standards. You can take the survey here.

How do you want to see attacks categorized?


In this survey we're trying to gather information about how people feel about our current categorization system as well as get everyone's opinion on potential changes. Take the survey here.

Thank you for participating in our surveys! Your feedback is extremely valuable to us. 

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Final Art Fight 2018 Theme Poll Hype!

Posted by Rainy on 3 February 2018 06:57:49 PM

Final Theme Poll


As some of you may remember, it's been about one month since we released stage 1 of the Art Fight 2018 theme poll. We’re happy to say that we got over 3,000 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! 

Vote here.

Volunteer Applications Update


Just a little update to say that we’ve advanced a batch of people onto the next stage of the process of becoming a volunteer for Art Fight. If you applied in May 2017 and you haven’t heard from us, please know that your application is no longer being considered. However, if you applied in 2018 (or on new year’s eve 2017), your application may be still considered. Applications are remaining open for now while we’re choosing new staff, so if you applied in 2017 but have something new to tell us, you can apply again.

We’re still interested in more moderators, and especially programmers. You can apply here whenever!

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Preparing for 2018

Posted by Biscuit on 31 December 2017 06:15:05 PM (Edited by Biscuit 6 months ago)

Art Fight Volunteer Applications & Theme Poll


Volunteer Applications

In time for the new year, we decided to open up volunteer applications! We are now accepting new applications for positions like: 
chat moderators for the Discord server.
- attack moderators for when AF starts (July/August).
programmers to help develop the site.
- more! 

It is required for you to have at least participated in at least 1 Art Fight event. You must be at least 13 years old to apply. 

Old applications that didn't get a response from us will still be considered, but feel free to reapply if you feel you have more to add. If you previously applied and want to withdraw your application, please contact Takaia

Apply here

Theme Poll 

We apologize for the little delay, but the theme poll is now out and ready for your votes! This is stage 1, which means there’s 25 themes to vote on (you can vote for multiple). Stage 2 will bring you the top 5 most voted themes from stage 1, and whatever gets the most votes on Stage 2, will be the theme of Art Fight 2018. 

Vote here


We hope everyone has a great 2018!

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