Y U NO READ RULES? (A rant on skin submissions)
Level 16 : Journeyman Dragon
Posted 10/15/12 1:59:18 am
FOLLOWING THE SUBMISSION RULES!
Now I know this has been going on since forever but I'd like to write this blog in the hopes of guiding members new and old into seeing the flaw of their ways. Today I will solely aim this concept at the horrors I have seen in the skinning submissions using true tales from my browsing adventures. For the BEST possible reading experience check out the rules for skins (And in general) yourself so that you hopefully will not find me reporting your submission.
1. Nude skins;
What is a nude skin? It can be anything from an unshaded skin with solid coloring and slight body-details (If you know what I mean) to some sort of expertly shaded skin that has no clothes therefor showing offensive parts. Now thankfully I almost never see these but when I do it SICKENS ME! These skins are not only rather stupid but they are actually disturbing. I have nothing against the human body but a pixelated NUDE skin is just not right. I even saw one profile that had uploaded a good 12 of these nude skins and the worst part was the lack of even ONE single REPORT!
2. Steve/Herobrine Skins
The rules not only state that unoriginal content is not allowed, they also specifically mention steve skins! Seriously, this is the default skin from minecraft, you start off with it for crying out loud. Submitting this is something only a complete noob would think of doing. Its wrong and rather pathetic, do not EVER do it. This goes for slightly changed, re-colored version of Steve or any sort of bloody herobrine skin! This is a big NO NO! Again not a single report, what's going on guys?
3. Solid Color/Scribble Skins
What is a solid color/flat skin? Well its a skin that is either solidly the ONE shade of colour and may even have a few different pixels for eyes or a sword on the back. NO! It is still a solid colored skin even with some outlines (E.g the outlined boxy/robot skins) still count as flat skin. The lack of effort or beauty in these skins is incredible, the same goes for scribbling all over the skin model/files and posting it as a piece of work. Nothing wrong with an unshaded skin because we are all learning but a skin with no thought for detail, originality or variation in appearance across the model if just pathetic. Not one report, in fact these skins are almost never reported.
4. Other unoriginal skins
There are a great number of skin concepts that are basically taboo. Here is a nice little list of the ones I believe should never be addressed again!
- Steve skin
- Mob/ mob in a suit!
- Teen skins (Unless you're going to make it unique in design and I don't mean colour then just leave this concept alone!)
- Assassin's creed skins (These are used too often so I believe its had its time)
- Many more that I either don't know of or can't remember, I'm less experienced in submissions then others.
Now I congratulate you for making it this far. I'll admit there are a lot of examples like this in the projects and blog sections as well but the majority of this sort of stuff that I've seen occurs in the skinning section.
I've almost never seen any reports when I've surfed the new submissions, usually about 1 in 100 (If not worse then this or better) is reported of the 100 skins that break the rules. Personally I take a moment here and there to brows 5 odd pages of recent submissions and just report anything that breaks the skinning laws. It is helping the site more for me to spam the mods with LEGIT, JUSTIFIED reports then for these low quality rule breakers to slip under the radar.
Now ask yourselves, do you just pass up when a submission breaks the laws? Do you even know them yourself? Take some time to read the few rules we have on this site about submissions and maybe even go so far as to help clean up the community. Should a new guild even be formed? Perhaps the "garbageman" of the submissions of pmc?
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