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Posted by Rainy on 11 June 2019 06:36:24 PM (Edited by deactivated-1624322037 2 years 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! 

    Posted by deactivated-1624322037 on 21 April 2019 01:32:55 PM (Edited by deactivated-1624322037 2 years 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.
    Posted by deactivated-1624322037 on 1 April 2019 11:46:38 AM (Edited by deactivated-1624322037 2 years 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!



    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! 
    Posted by Rainy on 15 December 2018 10:16:09 PM (Edited by Rainy 2 years 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.
    Posted by Biscuit on 1 December 2018 11:42:35 AM (Edited by Biscuit 2 years ago)
    December 2018 Arctic Fight Minigames




    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! ❄ ❄

    Posted by Rainy on 4 November 2018 08:14:25 PM (Edited by Rainy 3 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? 
    Posted by Rainy on 4 October 2018 08:12:01 PM (Edited by Rainy 3 years 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!
    Posted by Rainy on 30 September 2018 06:59:47 PM (Edited by Rainy 3 years ago)
    October 2018 Art Fright Minigames





    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?




    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.







    Posted by Rainy on 11 August 2018 11:59:39 AM (Edited by Rainy 3 months ago)

             


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    COFFEE VS TEA....

    CONGRATS TEAM TEA


    Final Score...



    1274390.41 vs 1270369.21



    Attacks 


    The attack that did the most damage, with the most amount of characters from the opposing team is "Fun in The Art Fight Pub" by Pypixy, with a whooping 1223.43 points, featuring 62 characters! Wow! 



    There were 5 other attacks that did more than 700+ points of damage. Click to check them out:






    Staff Picks:


    some attacks that the staff loved:

     








    Statistics


    A total of 215088 attacks were made!

    34573 of the attacks were friendly fires.

    Tea made 107386 attacks. 

    Coffee made 107702 attacks.

    Participating users averaged 11 attacks for the month.


    Over 51,000 new users joined us this year. In total, we have over 96,000 users total, including those from last year. Of those users, 38,894 of them took part in the fight!


    Our discord server also saw massive growth and now boasts over 25,000 users!


    Sixbane pumped out 867 attacks for team Tea, the most out of anyone once again. In total, Sixbane has done over 1502 attacks! 

    Hammyandfriends did the most attacks for team Coffee with 392 attacks, in total has done 568!

    The longest attack chain belonged to @Lentoid and lcarus with an amazing level 345 revenge chain?!?! What?!


    Tea Party and Coffee Committee - a collab with the community

    This year we thought it would be a cute idea to do a collab with the Art Fight community, and @sanguynn made the Tea committee and ori made the Coffee committee.

    (click each photo to view full resolution)




    Tea Party Participants: 


    Spoiler:



























    Coffee Committiee Participants: 


    Spoiler:
























    Those who participated get an awesome achievement: 





    Helpful Members Spotlight



    Thank you to these users that were very helpful and earned the helpful member achievement this year:


    Unique Users

    These users all did something unique to earn the achievement.



    Being a good sport in the Discord server and helping with possible designs!


    stokori
    Before becoming an official Developer, Stokori helped the site out a lot by offering his skills when the site was acting up.

    cro
    For being generous and advertising the site, getting thousands to join!

    @maidofsalt
    For making amazing illustrations and advertising the site! 


    Danperteet - https://speedmax.net/

    Dan helped us out during the first few days by offering his server managing skills. He doesn’t have an Art Fight, but we would like to mention him regardless! 


    Positive Users & Helpful Reports

    These users were either very positive and helpful in the Discord or a huge reporter, or BOTH! 

    omenaapple

    nines 

    sevenluck

    accursedasche

    Reima

    aisforinterval

    Fate



    Achievements

    You might have noticed the attack and team achievements were automated this year. We had a little hiccup and so if you don't have the correct attack achievements or a team achievement, don't worry! There will be scheduled maintenance to make sure everyone is up to date. We're still in the process of making the winner badge, donation badges, longest chain badge, etc. We'll announce it when we have! 


    Answers to common questions:




    • The site will remain up and be available for viewing just like before, just without the ability to do stuff with attacks.

    • In a few weeks, the Discord start up a thing called Minigames. Minigames are art related games that you can play when Art Fight isn't active. We've currently got 5 different minigames. It'll be announced when they start up!

    • In October/November, we'll be opening signups for our annual Secret Santa, so stay tuned for that!  

    • If you’d like to continue attacking others, a good alternative is an art trade conducted via PM here, our discord, or other platform of your choice.

    • We are still accepting donations! Any donations made during the time between fights will be put towards your donation total for the upcoming fight.

    • Takaia will be contacting those who got art perks shortly.



    We want your feedback!


    You can tell us what you thought with the 2018 feedback survey.

    Want a say in next year’s theme? Tell us which ideas you like! (Please no joke ideas though, it’s a lot to go through)




    Thank you all for participating in Art Fight 2018: Tea VS Coffee

    Please consider going back and thanking all of your attackers for the wonderful work they did for you!


    We also have some DeviantART stamp goodies brought to you by @sanguynn!







    And thank you to all of our generous donors!
    539 different people donated to support Art Fight and help keep us running for another year! 
    Sponsors:
    @silverpinerock @SuckMcJones Sedoris Kingfreak 404 @gheysnakelady @apprivoisie Daarka Jackster Cozy RetroMaple @WindedIvories VOIDSPACER @Pupom @TheMunstacat LakeLake minniesalinas @swaphook Jalle @CitySpacer @eiectrify wilderniss AsisKotsuro @GyroTech Tybaxel Crocodailey Kayelsea SharaXOfficial ClockworkRhapsody
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