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TibiaQA.com is happy to announce the fansite item design contest! The goal of this contest is to create a fansite item that will represent the TibiaQA.com fansite and that will be used as a prize for future fansite contests.

Contest rules:

  • the contest runs from 4. January 00:01 CET, and the entries are accepted until 2. February 23:59 CET
  • the fansite item suggestions must be posted as an answer to this topic
  • the fansite item suggestions must comply with the technical/content details provided below
  • the fansite item must somehow refer to TibiaQA but it's up to the contestant to decide on the final suggestion and design; Will it be a golden question mark? An emblem of the best answer? A scroll of a perfect question? Everything is up to the contestant and own, creative ideas are most welcome
  • there's no limit to the number of suggestions one player can make
  • only complete entries (graphical item design + description + weight) will be considered as valid entries
  • requests for clarification can be made as comments to this topic; answers should only be used to submit a contest entry

Technical/content details:

  • size: 32 x 32 pixel
  • it can be animated but may contain 64 frames at most
  • each frame can have a different exposure time (which is usually at around 100 to 200 ms per frame)
  • if you want pauses within the animation, do not include the same frame multiple times in a row, but instead increase the exposure time for this specific frame
  • it needs to be on a transparent background (1-bit transparency only)
  • if it is animated, you only need to supply an animated GIF of the item; otherwise, it needs to be saved as a 24bit PNG file
  • it needs to fit into Tibia's setting
  • it should not contain any direct references to a country, e.g. a Brazilian flag
  • it's a deco or fun item only, it will not change any character skills or stats
  • it needs to be a takeable item, for example, it cannot be solid furniture, but a bedside lamp would be alright
  • it needs to have dark outlines
  • it shouldn't be too different from other Tibia items

The entry should contain the following elements:

  • the graphical design
  • the item description
  • weight
  • optionally, an explanation of behavior when the item is used (one of: makes a sound, has small effects, is rewritable)
  • optionally, a color of the light it makes (if the item glows in the dark)

Winners selection:

  • the three winners will be selected solely by the TibiaQA.com team
  • the winning entries will be forwarded to the content team for verification
  • if the first choice entry cannot be implemented, the second choice entry will be verified, and if it also cannot be implemented, the third choice entry is verified

Rewards:

  1. fansite item (once it's in game) + medal of honour + 30 days of premium time
  2. tome of choice + royal medal
  3. yellow rose + heavy medal

Disclaimer

  • The item design and the proposed item description and behavior are a subject to change both by TibiaQA.com team and CipSoft before they are implemented in game
  • An author of the entry that wins and makes it into the game will need to sign a disclaimer that the artwork belongs to him and that he grants CipSoft the rights to edit and publish it.

Update 8 Jan 2019: Plagiarism will not be tolerated! As stated above, the winner has to sign, that the entry belongs to them. If any entries are found to contain stolen content (either as a whole or even small parts), they will be immediately disqualified.

Good luck!
The TibiaQA.com team.

closed with the note: The time to submit the entries is over. We will announce the winners in the course of the next week. Thanks everyone for the amazing designs!
by (16 points)
Is the item on game already?

53 Answers

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Best answer

Character: Makadamia

World: Bona

Hello there!

A symbol of huge knowledge whole over the world is definitely an Owl. It was my first thought. Simple, clear and nice idea. I decided to create a mascot for TibiaQA.com in my favourite 3D style, not just view from the front of the item.

Name: Omniscient Owl (You can also give it a personal name, to make it more unique.)

Weight: 9.10 oz.

Description: This inconspicious owl will answer your every question. Awarded by TibiaQA.com.

You see an Omniscient Owl. It weighs 9.10 oz. This inconspicious owl will answer your every question. Awarded by TibiaQA.com.

Sounds:

"Hoo Hoo!"

"Hail TibiaQA.com!"

"I don't carry letters!"

"I think, therefore I am..."

Greetings <player>, are you the one hoo seeks answers?"

"I will answer you, but first I'll rest a bit."

"I know the answer!"

 Light: green, 3 SQM

Here is my basic design:

1st frame - 4000 ms delay

2nd, 3rd and 4th frame - 150 ms delay

I designed some reactions on Owl's sounds:

Sound after using the item is random, but when "I will answer you, but first I'll rest a bit." appears - it will start an ingame animation:

And our little owl stays with closed eyes for a while (for example 5000 ms).

Next animation works one time, after our little owl says "I know the answer!", then she lift her finger (or maybe feather?)... well, saying overall - wing.

1st frame - 1000 ms delay

2nd-5th frame - 100 ms delay

6th-10th frame - 200 ms delay

11th-15th frame - 100 ms delay

16th frame - 200 ms delay

After "Hoo Hoo!" Owl starts moving and it works till next use of the item:

1st-5th frame - 200 ms delay

6th-11th frame - 150 ms delay

12th frame - 200 ms delay

Last animation appears after "Hail TibiaQA.com!" - then appears magical spark in light green color, second one is in the "?" shape :)

all frames - 150 ms delay

Hope you like my work, it was fun to create it for you. Good luck to the rest of participants! :)

 

by (379 points)
To be honest, I don't think it resembles Snowy Owl in any way, so I'm keeping it as a valid entry in the contest. Rest assured that winning entries are still validated for the plagiarism. If you want to talk about this further, please reach directly to tibiaqa.adm@gmail.com and refrain from posting under this entry.  Thanks!
by (16 points)
I really like the idea of the Owl , I think it represents a lot the spirit of QA , the animal of wisdom and its cute and fancy
by (29 points)
Thanks for understanding :)
by (13 points)
I like so much wonderful design
+2 votes
by (20 points)
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Image:  Edited to >> 

Name:
All Knowing Necklace (Arm: 0)

Weight: 4.40 oz.

Description: There are no questions that I do not know the answer to.

Details: Green light 4SQM
 


Item created by Hannzo from Refugia.

by (379 points)
Great entry! I'd make the question mark a little more clear though.
by (20 points)
Will do! Thanks.
by (79 points)
Awesome entry! I liked the green light effect idea as well!
by (93 points)
Try to add a rotating effect on the sign of? to make it more visually attractive.
+2 votes
by (21 points)
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Design:  

Name: Griffin Doll

Weight: 4.20 oz

Description: You see a Griffin Doll. It weighs 4.20 oz. This Clever Doll is The Ultimate Seeker of Knowledge & Power! Awarded by TibiaQA.com.

Message When Used: "KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!" --- "Hail TibiaQA.com!" --- "That's A Great Question!" --- "Can You Answer My Riddles, <character name>?"

Light Color: Red (4 sqm)


Sent By: Cheefs

World: Wintera

by (21 points)
Thanks Everyone! I have a whole idea behind them. There could be a new griffin species added in the game eventually and this one would basically be a "Crimson Griffin" or [Fire Griffin] - The idea is to give them elements, so a fire one, an ice one, an energy one, an earth one, ect.. There could even be a huge 2 headed Griffin Boss (5 man boss) with a quest. This is a rough concept but what do you guys think? I think we've been missing Griffins in the game for awhile! :D  They'd be a perfect hunting ground for level 300-500s and the elements would make some of our equipment much more useful >:D
by (16 points)
Your idea looks great...
by (10 points)
This looks and sounds amazing!
by (93 points)
Really good details, maybe need some effect like move wings or open jaw.
+1 vote
by (31 points)
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When not used:

When used:

Description: You see a Wise Cat. It weighs 13.00 oz. It holds the answer to all your questions. Awarded by TibiaQA.com.

The weight is 13 oz because it's known as a "bad luck" number, showing that who has enough knowledge doesn't need luck.

When used the eyes will shine and the tail will become a question mark.

Sounds: "Feel my wisdom,<player>"  "Meoww!"  "Purrr"  "Hail TibiaQA.com!"

Light Color: Yellow, 3 sqm.

Char: Didi Hadid

World: Lobera

by (31 points)
Thank you guys! Will try yo come up with more creative ideas :)
by (16 points)
Love this one , so cool!
by (21 points)
mysterious ;) really good job
by (93 points)
Think in add a frames with open jaws like yawn or do more colours versions like white.
+1 vote
by (31 points)
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Here's my second entry!

Option 1:

Option 2:

Since the doll is female I also made a second color option more feminine.

Description: You see an Apprentice Doll. It weighs 21.00 oz. It's a symbol of dedication and constant improvement. Awarded by TibiaQA.com.

It's a permanent animated item. The torch burning represents the acquired knowledge and the book with the question mark represents the constant desire to know more.

Sounds: "You should never stop learning, <player>!"  "For your path to be enlightened, keep asking questions."  "For any question you may have, visit TibiaQA.com!"   "Hail TibiaQA!"

Light: Orange, 4 sqm.

Char: Didi Hadid

World: Lobera

by (93 points)
Really good, think on add effect of moving arms.
+1 vote
by (24 points)
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by (379 points)
Hi,
due to the re-use of a crimson rose in this design, it won't be accepted as a valid contest entry. If you want to keep it, please modify it, so that no existing sprites are used in any way.
by (24 points)
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I added a different flower :)
by (24 points)
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I changed the entire flower and animated it. There is very limited number of options to draw a semi-straight green line in a 32x32 image. Let me know if it's all good now! Kind regards :)
by (93 points)
The grow up effect on flowers is good. Maybe the ? can stop a second in middle.
+1 vote
by (24 points)
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by (13 points)
how cute i love it
by (93 points)
The position of doll is unique so is good and the colours look like my char.
+1 vote
by (31 points)
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Name: Clever Teddy

Image when not used:

  

 Pink    Green

When used, it displays this animation ONCE:

  

 Pink     Green

Description: You see a Clever Teddy. It weighs 7.90 oz. He has the answer to all your questions. Awarded by TibiaQA.com.

Sounds: "I sense you have a question for me."  "Ask wisely <player>." "Knowledge is the most precious thing you can have!" "Hail TibiaQA.com!"

The star effect  appears on your char when he says "Knowledge is the most precious thing you can have!" 

Light Color: Yellow, 3 sqm.

Char: Didi Hadid

World: Lobera

I made an option with the book being the green of your current logo, also took the advice in the comments and made him lift the book a little bit.

Hope you like it!

by (31 points)
Thanks!! :))
by (93 points)
The letters look nice. Maybe if he move up the book (2-3 pixels) when you use, this gonna do the sprite more attractive.
by (10 points)
I really loved this entry,  The mix of the book with the teddy makes it look really unique:)
by (31 points)
Thanks guys! Took the advice :)
+1 vote
by (17 points)
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  • GRAPHICAL DESIGN

Stage 1

Stage 2 (when you click on the item)

  •  DESCRIPTION

You see a Bonelord Tome. A cursed book written entirely on 469 by ancient bonelords. It may answer any question, in exchange of a very high price. It was taken from the Hellgate's Library and awarded to you by TibiaQA.com. It weighs 4.69 oz.

  • POSSIBLE SOUNDS

- What do you want, two-eyed creature?

- The answer it's 1, silly human...

- Ask me a question!, but you may not be prepared for the answer...

- Hail TibiaQA.com!, a superior fansite...

- Bring me back to the Library!

- That's a really stupid question...

- The answer is 87954657523244657 

- WHO DARES TO WAKE ME FROM MY SLEEP?!!

- Ohh...is it you <player name>. Get out of my sight.

- Go ask to 486486...

- The price for that knowledge is your soul. Still want to proceed?

- You are so annoying...

- Finally...a decent question...

- You will be useful, after you are dead, of course.

- I will answer that, but i will kill you right after.

- You don't have the right ammount of eyes for that...

  • OTHER POSSIBLE EFFECTS

- Glows in green light

- I don't know if it's possible, but cipsoft could some sounds in 469. I think that would be fascinating.

- I don't know if it's possible aswell, but I would suggest that once you click on the item, it could randomly (not always) turns the player into an undead creature.

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Just amazing! Your work inspired alot, specially how solve and make an idea.
by (17 points)
Damn,,, it's hard to realize that any hope of wining this contest ends after this entry.

Amazing work!
by (16 points)
Thats the best one xD It uses the tibia lore and make fun of the 469 xD I really hope you win :D good luck ;)
by (17 points)
Thanks for the nice feedback <3
0 votes
by (11 points)

Name: Almanac of Tibia

Weight: 40.00 oz.

Description: Answers to great questions about Tibia. Awarded by TibiaQA.com.

Message when used: "What's your question, <character's name>?", "Know everything about Tibia!" and "Hail TibiaQA.com!"

Details: It can be written and edited.


Sent by: Kankuro Slayer Tafin

World: Pacera

by (79 points)
I always liked tomes and books on Tibia, so I really enjoyed this one!
by (93 points)
Nice colours, try to think in add some effect, light or something different.
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