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Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 1st, 2022, 1:22 am
by yankeesrule3526
A month after the relaunch, the adoptable migration process is in the final stages. You may recall that I previously said any adoptable that is migrated will have a special medal (like Promo, Custom, etc) that identifies it as such. I was thinking, why not have a contest where you can design that medal.

Rules
  • Keep it simple. We aren't trying to take away from the adoptable artwork.
  • The medal itself should be no bigger than 34px wide and 29px tall. It can be smaller, cause we don't want to cover up the adoptable.
  • It should have some way of identifying what the medal is for. I kind of like OG (original) but it can be whatever makes sense.
  • Avoid using a star because we have enough Promo stars.
Oh, you want a prize? Hmm.....how about, the winning design gets a shiny Mew? Don't wait, entries close in two weeks! Post your entries in this topic.

Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 1st, 2022, 2:20 am
by Dragonclaw
Well, I've tried

Since - apparently - multiply entries are allowed, I made a few extra + examples
Maybe I'll add more, not sure yet

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Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 1st, 2022, 4:15 am
by Ash Monferno
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I'm not that good in making small icons, but I will give it a try.
I believe a GS Ball would be a good icon to this original pokémon. I don't know if the icon should be all black like others, so if I'm wrong I might chance it later!
EDITING, BETTER ICONS:

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ICON 2
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Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 1st, 2022, 7:26 am
by monkeyD
good morning everyone!
my attemt:

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sorry for thr white backround... i think my paint is far to old to erase that :D

Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 1st, 2022, 9:08 am
by Ruby-chan
Good morning!

here is a VERY basic version:
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Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 1st, 2022, 11:55 am
by Akemie
Just a small question: Will custom adopts from staff come back? I would have designed a OG-crown but the custom medal is a crown too >w<

Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 1st, 2022, 11:58 am
by yankeesrule3526
Yes, the custom medal still exists.

Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 1st, 2022, 1:12 pm
by Akemie
Here are my entries:
Medal 1 - round

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Spoiler for What is will look like on a virtuadopt:
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Medal 2 - diamond

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Spoiler for What is will look like on a virtuadopt:
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Medal 3 - hexagon

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Spoiler for What is will look like on a virtuadopt:
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Medal 4 - articuno head feathers

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Spoiler for What is will look like on a virtuadopt:
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Medal 5 - articuno wing

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Spoiler for What is will look like on a virtuadopt:
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All five versions are also available as a SVG here!

edit: I personally like the "OG". But I can change the letters to anything else in case I win!

Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 1st, 2022, 5:28 pm
by Catslover
Cool competition haha, and nice prize, great idea :D


Also a question :)
I'm not a Pro xD
I have a cute design, made with paint, but it needs more (grey) pixels to make it match, and less sharp (some adjustments)

Is that okay to post it, or does it needs to be ready to use? :)
Or is it okay to post, and if it gets chose, that maybe a Artist can edit it, to a final design? :D

Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 2nd, 2022, 3:28 am
by Tango
I too am interested in Catlover's question. It would open this up to anyone who has a design idea but maybe not the means to produce an 'end product'.


Also! Curious... if borders, dividers, or corner art, etc, style things were ever a possibility instead of a medal? The medals take up so much space on the adoptable art when you consider it next to promo/custom medals & items. Poor Articuno for example starts getting a small window for its art to shine with it's wing, feet, & tail hidden behind other things.

Or imagining a Horsea or Cubone with the icon in the top left... that cuts off their face. But a top right would block Vulpix's or Jolteon's face.


... Or am I just misunderstanding and this 'OG' medal would replace all other medals on migrated adopts?

Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 2nd, 2022, 3:39 am
by Dragonclaw
I'm absolutely pro for the idea that we can toggle off the medal!
I already thought that it'd be kinda sad to have these medals on my shiny Pokémon, it would make me want to have one without one instead, which would take away the purpose of moving my adopts for me personally. And yes, I'd be even worse on promos. I didn't even consider that.
So, +1 for that idea!

Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 2nd, 2022, 11:22 am
by UkeSora
Maybe something even smaller would work as well? Similar to the shiny sparkle ✨, just a small four tip star/twinkle in one of the corners. I am not even sure whether „OG“ is necessary. OG sounds weird, too. Maybe O would be enough already if it couldn’t be omitted completely.
I‘ll try to design it in the next few days. The already existing entries are cool!

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Went way smaller, but maybe something like that?
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Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 2nd, 2022, 10:57 pm
by Touya
I never tried myself at a contest or such haha
but here is try ;v;
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Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 3rd, 2022, 12:04 am
by yankeesrule3526
Catslover wrote: May 1st, 2022, 5:28 pm Cool competition haha, and nice prize, great idea :D


Also a question :)
I'm not a Pro xD
I have a cute design, made with paint, but it needs more (grey) pixels to make it match, and less sharp (some adjustments)

Is that okay to post it, or does it needs to be ready to use? :)
Or is it okay to post, and if it gets chose, that maybe a Artist can edit it, to a final design? :D
I've been thinking about this question a few times since you asked it, and I still don't really have an answer. On one hand, I can see where you're coming from. On the other, is that an unfair advantage, judging the concept of an idea and not what is submitted. I think it would be okay to take the concept of the idea into account if the winner is open to constructive feedback on ways to improve it for the final product. I don't want to speak for the artists and say yeah sure, they can clean up the winning entry for use as the final product. If it's just touch-up work to make it blend better or getting the transparent background, I think that's fine for us to handle. Hopefully that answers your question, but just do your best. :)

Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 3rd, 2022, 12:13 am
by yankeesrule3526
Separate post cause unrelated to my previous reply, but UkeSora is correct. It doesn't have to say OG and it is a little weird (I 100% knew that going in but I didn't have any better ideas). If it has letters, it could just be "VA" or something. Multiple minds are better than mine.

And I'm ok with show/hide a medal. I just don't want it to be confusing for new users that see some rare Pokemon that they can't get yet cause it's not released. Might be something that we can look into while we are redesigning the pages, show more stats when feeding.

Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 3rd, 2022, 12:52 am
by Eckikiki
It's been ages since i used a html forum editor lol anyway here is my entry try. I tried to make a pokeball with an hourglass to show they our old OGs who made it through the years with us!

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And because i had an epiphany and thought huh they traveled time and dimension here have my second idea!
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Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 3rd, 2022, 2:46 pm
by KopierKatze
I tried some versions with a similar font to the original one, I also took ORG because I think just 2 letters doesn't do it (the OG felt kinda weird)

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Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 4th, 2022, 2:51 am
by Vixena
Made a few variations of a very simple design. If you decide you don't like OG, why not V1 or V1.0? The V can stand for Virtuadopt or for Version. =)

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Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 8th, 2022, 4:49 am
by Tango
Small experimental bookmark-style 'v1' indicators using colors based off of the forum title banners.

Not sure the intended corner/location these medals so I just did a couple options.

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And something fun xP
Crop of Gen 2 Articuno sprite
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Re: Adoptable Migration - Design the Medal Contest

Posted: May 8th, 2022, 2:34 pm
by ---Arkani---
Hello,

here is my entry:
I like the idea to call them elder, because they are our oldest VA and some of them are very precious to us. ;)
For me its sounds special.
I´m very happy so see my old adpots again <3

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