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Judda
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    30th of Jan '18 @ 6:46 PM


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We're adjusting the way Custom Avatars can be requested. From now on, there will be a new option in the form of an I.C.E. Shop Item, the new Pixel Custom Avatar! This will be stocking for 2,800 IceCash alongside its older counterpart, the regular Custom Avatar, which is getting a small visual update, but will stay priced at 1,400 IceCash.

Why the difference? Pixel art takes considerably more time and effort to create, so we're making a distinction when it comes time to request your avatar. You'll no doubt recognize the hand-drawn pixel artwork from some of the existing Hidden Avatars and Custom Avatars:

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If you have a Custom Avatar in your possession, have no fear! It can still be used to create gorgeous Avatars based on existing artwork. In case you're unsure of the difference, you may recognize some of these examples from existing Hidden Avatars and Custom Avatars:

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An easy way to remember the difference is that Pixel Custom Avatars require an artist to design new artwork, while Custom Avatars will now be based on existing images. Don't worry, though! If your dream Avatar involves pixel art and you already bought one, two Custom Avatars can be used to create one Pixel Custom Avatar.

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Additionally, Pixel Custom Avatars are available to be funded! If you'd like to support the site and get a snazzy personalized Avatar, you can request one of these for $10 over on the Requests Page.

And while we're talking about Avatars, what better opportunity to introduce the lovely Custom Avatar Requests we've had lately!

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Chien_chien



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    30th of Jan '18 @ 6:52 PM


Oh, nice ! I will be able to get myself a pig now XDXDXD

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    30th of Jan '18 @ 7:02 PM


Makes total sense!! This is a great business strategy! smile_yes.gifsmile_yes.gif



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    30th of Jan '18 @ 7:33 PM


smile_unsure.gif Great idea!!! And what lovely new avatars smile_happy.gif We have so many creative people on here.

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    30th of Jan '18 @ 7:34 PM


This is a bit random, but I LOVE the artwork for the Pixel Avatar item! It's such a cute little giftbox!

Here is the node, you who hate change and fear revolution. Keep these two squatting men apart; make them hate, fear, suspect each other. Here is the anlage of the thing you fear. This is the zygote. For here "I have lost my land" is changed; a cell is split and from its splitting grows the thing you hate—"We lost our land." The danger is here, for two men are not as lonely and perplexed as one. And from this first "we" there grows a still more dangerous thing: "I have a little food" plus "I have none." If from this problem the sum is "We have a little food," the thing is on its way, the movement has direction.


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    30th of Jan '18 @ 7:51 PM


Posted by Megrim


This is a bit random, but I LOVE the artwork for the Pixel Avatar item! It's such a cute little giftbox!



Eeeek! Thank-you! I'm obsessed with it too smile_heart.gif


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    30th of Jan '18 @ 8:06 PM


I am glad you explained the difference. Didn't make sense to me until I read the last line...yikes

Love the updates though


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    30th of Jan '18 @ 8:44 PM


Super neat! smile_grin.gifsmile_heart.gif



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Luventas



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    31st of Jan '18 @ 1:02 AM


I like the artwork of the new item a lot and I think the concept of it is definitely needed. Artists should get paid more for hard work like this than they are for "simpler" tasks like regular Avatars - the difference in difficulty should not be ignored, but paid for. Thumbs up for that!
However, I think that the price of the Item is way too high. A raised price is absolutely fine, but almost 15 Dollars? That's almost half a new Pet Colour O_o Compared to other Items in the I.C.E. Shop this one seems just very overpriced.


Edit: Re-reading this, I don't understand the concept of this anymore xD It costs 2.8k IC in the I.C.E. Shop, so way over $10, while it's available on the request page for $10? How does that make sense? Am I misunderstanding something?



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leira



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    31st of Jan '18 @ 1:04 AM


i had no idea normal users could request custom avatars i thought it was just staff or awards omg that's so cool i want a custom dabu one now need that IC



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    31st of Jan '18 @ 10:00 AM


Time to eat books Vos



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    31st of Jan '18 @ 10:32 AM


really happy to see this change go through smile_heart.gif



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    31st of Jan '18 @ 12:35 PM


So would my icon be pixel art then?



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    31st of Jan '18 @ 5:40 PM


@SpunkiSpirou

Yes! Your current avatar would be considered a Pixel Custom Avatar!



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