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Discussion in 'About Arkadia Forums' started by Admin, Nov 3, 2010.

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  1. BAGMAN

    BAGMAN Member

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    Gday All

    The sense I got from what I read and the underlying theme is like a Indiana Jones/TombRaider feel from the old earth days. Temple stonework with symbols with metallic inserts and technology sunk into these surfaces to blend the two materials... ancient vs futuristic

    So colours might be earthy with a mix of technology thrown in.

    Browns, Dusty Yellows, Soft Clay Reds with Steel, Grey and Graphite and even a hint of green (vegetation). Maybe some banding of gold, emerald or ruby to hint at treasure? I guess it depends on the amount of customisation these forum models allow.

    Just watch stark contrasts as reading through heaps of posts per page will eventually burn out your retinas.

    Bags
     
  2. kalanen

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    Makers of a planet requiring shitloads of artistic effort ascing for a color cheme of a forum? Should I be worried!?

    j/k :D

    I'd say skin is pretty much okay how as it is. Eventually your planet will do the talking.

    However the type police in me yells "never use typeface used in logo in anything else!", meaning the word "forum" under logo should use any other typeface. Also the logo in the header picture kinda has to be scaled down to around 70% of the current; so called protected areas around brand related graphics like logos and trademarks are protected for a reason. Substance is built of air around, as you've prolly heard the saying. :)

    Enough rambling but hey, you asked!

    Your planet concept is really interesting and its most definately in top 2 of what I'm most looking forward to.

    Cheers! :)
     
  3. RexDameon

    RexDameon Active Member Pro Users

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    i agree with what most are saying the current colors are perfect i'd just maybe change the top image to something a little less depressing then gun turrets
     
  4. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Ladies and gentlemen - another skin has been released called "Arkadian Night". This one is a dark theme and I'll be doing a few minor tweaks to the overall look of it.

    Stay tuned, more skins to follow! :)
     
  5. Addz

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    Before someone suggests generic space theme I'm going to beat them to it :p and add a twist

    A low orbit shot showing the wrecked ships of the natives and whatever the "other" side was would be pretty cool.

    Personally I always find it interesting to see depitctions of scenes like this. I like to see if the image I had in my head is the same as what the design team/artists had in theirs. You know what they say, great minds think alike.
     
  6. BAGMAN

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    Hear Hear

    Bravo to Addz in Addz's Love Castle....My what a big turret u have lol.

    Bags
     
  7. Jenny ferr

    Jenny ferr Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    love this skin very easy on the eyes, but as others said options are nice

    but keep this as default please
     
  8. Kay Jones

    Kay Jones Member

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    I'm using the default Arkadian Skies and..
    - the "Welcome" on top, left of the username is almost impossible to see/blends in with the background
    - links cant be discerned from normal text. maybe underline them?

    that's all the negative things I could find :D
     
  9. RexDameon

    RexDameon Active Member Pro Users

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    I really like the debris one.
     
  10. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Thanks Kay, have been looking through the code to find this little one but not having much luck :)
     
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