Posted by deactivated7 on 20 August 2016 12:47:05 PM (Edited by Takaia 5 years ago)
Congratulations! You can now officially participate in the 2016 ArtFight!
To get you started, here’s some how-tos!

How to get sorted:
Now that the event has officially started, you can click “Current Event” in the upper right hand corner to check it out. Once there, you can go ahead and get sorted into a team.
Team sorting is done manually to help prevent teams from being flooded with abandoned and inactive accounts. Which team you get sorted is mostly based on how many users are on the teams already, to help make sure that the user count is balanced and each team has an equal chance based on member count.
If you do not like the team you are sorted into, you can switch to Spectator and get sorted again. You are not guaranteed to be sorted into the other team because of this, but it is the best way to help ensure that no team’s population majorly outweighs the other’s.

How to attack:
Once you’ve been sorted into one of the two teams, you are then able to click the Submit button in the navbar and there should now be “Attack!”. To be able to attack someone, you’ll need to have their username and their character(s)’s ID. You can attack multiple characters at once with a single attack, if they’re in the image, but only one user will be informed that they’ve been attacked, so pick the user that you originally or mainly intended the attack for.
The owners of the other characters included in the attack will still receive the attack! It will show up on their character’s profile when they go to the Attacks tab.
You’ll also be asked to enter information about the level of completion of the attack, such as the main image detail, the background detail, any animation detail, etc. What you enter here will influence how many points your attack is originally worth, giving more points for attacks done with more effort.

What is rating?
Once the fight has started, you may notice a Rate Attacks option show up under Browse. Here, you can rate attacks that have been submitted, giving them a small addition to their points if you upvote them. You can only vote on each attack once a day.
This is not a required part of gameplay! It’s just if you want to take part in it.
You also do not need to be on a team to rate! Spectators, if you want to have a little part in the game too, now’s your chance!

What if I have extra characters on X site? / Can I accept new design attacks?
Due to the nature of how attacking works, people will be unable to “attack” your characters from other sites or do new design attacks on you. However, this does not mean that you need to upload everyone here to ArtFight or that new design attacks are impossible!
To allow people to do these kinds of attacks on you, you can upload a “general” character, or rather, it’s not a character at all. Title the new ‘character’ something along the lines of “Extras”, “New Design Attacks”, or the website(s) that you have your other characters listed on. Giving the ‘character’ a thumbnail/reference image for the site or purpose really helps too.
People can then direct any off-site character attacks, or new design attacks, towards this “general” character, where all of the attacks will then be collected into the Attacks tab that you can then sort through later.
A great example of this would be Russet’s Toyhou.se Characters.

Is friendly fire a thing?
It most definitely is a thing! You’d attack them just like you would anybody else, except your attack will not count for points.

Comments (29)

aaklige said:
when i try to submit a attack there is a white tab? 
Rainy said:
Butter_Dragon
That's a donator perk! See this: http://artfight.net/info/donations 
Yes, you're allowed to friendly fire people on you team. Note that friendly fire does not count for points! 

I don't recommend to ask questions here. No one is really watching this, and your question could very well get ignored. Please PM me if you need anything else!!

@maplephobia, 
That's probably because you're uploading too big of a file. Can you try re-sizing and see if that works? Please PM me for further cnversation! 
buer said:
Is it okay to ask questions here...?
;u;
Um how are the featured users chosen? And are you allowed to friendly fire someone on your team?
I hate the fact that sometimes when i try to submit a attack it goes.. whoops somethings wrong... im struggling with thi stupid error
Rainy said:
To anyone who is confused, or needs help, 
PLEASE PM ME! I will be able to help you there. 
Rainy said:
genocide
Defenses are attacks made on you! 
Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions. 

Coffaefox,
Hey! Glad to see you here.
If you need any help, feel free to PM me. 

Zuiker,
Yes! You can switch teams at any point. 
what does defence do?
I have never heard of art fight..but I decided to try it out anyway cause all my friends are doing it :'D
I have never heard of art fight..but I decided to try it out anyway cause all my friends are doing it :'D
Impastaa said:
i never get attacked, any reason?
how do you use the site on mobile? It wont let me submit stuff..
Right when I'm putting everything aside to work on commissions and owed art.... xD 
Well, I'm joining anyways~!
eKnick14 said:
I'm super excited to start, but I still don't truly understand what's going on. Since I was just sorted into Team Technology, do I just create a character based on that and wait for someone to fight me?
mayumeow said:
nobody has attacked me yet wtf
Zuiker said:
Can you change teams despite having posted an attack and/or received an attack? Just asking out of curiosity.