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How do you get diamonds?

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created 09/08/2019 4:07 pm by EmeraldGalaxxy
last reply 09/08/2019 9:37 pm
It seems that what matters on a skin is how many diamonds it gets. Diamonds are what determine finalists in contests, skins that "do well" or are "popular", etc. I have trouble getting any diamonds most of the time, even if a lot of people download my skin. If they download it they probably like it so why don't they ever diamond? One of my skins has 50+ downloads, not a lot compared to some skinners but it's a lot of downloads for me. However, it has 2 diamonds or something and the 2nd diamond is because someone nice went and diamonded all of my skins so it doesn't really count as a diamond (though I am thankful to them). On the other hand I see skins on "popular" that have 10+ diamonds and no downloads... how? Why do some skins get huge amounts of diamonds but no one downloads them? I don't understand the whole thing and all of its reasons. Of course a lot of the skins that get a lot of diamonds ARE good but some of them aren't even super good and still everyone diamonds them. I don't know why.
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EmeraldGalaxxy
Level 9 : Apprentice Lemon
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09/08/2019 8:06 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Sweetheart
cachelor
I think the main reason to this is that the majority of people giving diamonds are other skinners, who are willing to endorse their fellows' work rather than downloading it. It's a king of "networking"
People who are on PMC only to get a new skin generally only download, sometimes favorite, but rarely endorse.
Also note that the more suscribers you have, the more diamonds you will get, and a good way to get people's support is to have a distinctive style, that can be a specific palette, shading, usw. You can also demonstrate your skinning skills by entering official and unofficial contests, vary your public, or jump on the bandwagon.
Finally, don't look for diamonds, simply enjoy making your skins instead, success will come then ;)
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09/08/2019 8:26 pmhistory
Level 11 : Journeyman Skinner
Hardcrafter
I personally like to give diamonds to skins that I find look cute and/or awesome. I use my own skins, so downloading them doesn't make sense for me, as such I give a diamond & favourite them. I also give diamonds to resource packs that I've used or simply like the aesthetic of.
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09/08/2019 6:29 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Lemon
EmeraldGalaxxy
So..... people go and diamond every skin that someone they are subscribed to makes? I diamond skins that I like. If someone I am subscribed to makes a "meh" skin I don't diamond it. Either I have different taste in skins than most people or they just diamond skins from famous people?
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09/08/2019 9:37 pm
Level 40 : Master Sailor
confusing
I see what you're saying. I just meant that if people that have PMC accounts and are subscribed to you like a submission that you published, they're going to diamond it (most likely). So the more subscribers, the more outreach to people who have access to diamonds. Therefore, more diamonds will come to those submissions. Sorry, I'm not sure if that makes much sense. Not a great explainer :')
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09/08/2019 5:24 pm
Level 40 : Master Sailor
confusing
A lot of the downloads come from users who don't have PMC accounts, which doesn't let them diamond submissions. I believe this means that the more subscribers you have, the more PMC users will see your content and like it, and then they'll diamond it. But that's just one reason.
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09/08/2019 4:25 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Waffle
CatM0de
People are like that. They'll look at your submissions, download them, comment on them, but never (or rarely) leave diamonds. I think the best way to go about getting Diamonds is probably being reputable, friendly, active, etc. Also, a little "diamond requesting" never hurts! I'm not an expert or anything of course, I think I have less than 5 total diamonds myself!
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09/08/2019 5:10 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Lemon
EmeraldGalaxxy
What would explain the skins that get many diamonds but no downloads?
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09/08/2019 7:24 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Wolf Whisperer
GoggleD0GG
Because people like the skin, but already have one that they like more to use.
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09/08/2019 5:10 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Lemon
EmeraldGalaxxy
It makes so sense.

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