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Important! Where did all the mascots go?

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You have probably noticed that all team mascots have disappeared from the game. The license that grants us permission to use the mascots have expired and unfortunately it seems like we won’t be able to extend this license to the same terms any longer. We’re currently working hard to find another provider of team mascots. 

 
Until then all mascots have been removed from the game. 
We are really sorry about this and ensure you that we’re working hard to find a solution as soon as possible.
 
If you have any suggestions on good mascot providers or artists that allows us to use them in our game don’t hesitate to give us a shout! Send an email to [email protected] We appreciate all the help we can get in this matter.
 
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Ah should have posted here :)

 

Is there anyway to just let us upload our own?  

 

Storage is an issue, people using pictures instead of actual mascot or badge likely would too but would give a bit more freedom to do what they like with their team.  Likely would take a bit of doing as well.  Just spitballing it out there :)


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Ah should have posted here :)

 

Is there anyway to just let us upload our own?  

 

Storage is an issue, people using pictures instead of actual mascot or badge likely would too but would give a bit more freedom to do what they like with their team.  Likely would take a bit of doing as well.  Just spitballing it out there :)

 

I could finally put CCCP lettering on my jersey then! :P


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Ah should have posted here :)

 

Is there anyway to just let us upload our own?  

 

Storage is an issue, people using pictures instead of actual mascot or badge likely would too but would give a bit more freedom to do what they like with their team.  Likely would take a bit of doing as well.  Just spitballing it out there :)

I feel like that is just a potential lawsuit as people will inevitably start using their favourite team's logo. Its probably bet to play it safe.


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My suggestion for a potential option would be to go to an art site like DeviatArt and ask people for permission to use original artwork for logo designs. So long as you find a way to credit them I think at least some would be ok with it.


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Why lawsuit? If the team logo is visible only for managers in the world that are signed in, the probability for copyright problems is very small (max 80 people to be offended) and Anders can play it safe that everybody has to agree on terms not breaking any copyrights when uploading their logo. Then it is the problem of the manager, not the game and developers. From time to time, somebody from the developer team can check the logos and delete the problematic ones. I think many games do it this way.

For those not skilled enough in Photoshop to create their own logos, this game can offer very simple logo creator based on two or three color, shape and letters/symbols - pretty much something similar to what has been now created automatically for everyone based on the their color and first letter of the name, only with more options. Because now half of the logos are pretty ugly since the letter always have same color as one of the backgrounds and white letter being not readable.  


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We are now close to finding a new mascot provider. Hopefully we can have mascots back in the game within a couple of weeks. But there will be new mascots to choose from so all teams will be given the possibility to re-choose their mascot. More info regarding this is coming soon.

 

And thanks for all your suggestions.

Designing your own logo is a feature that we would love to add in the future!


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Just a question, how will the order be decided when choosing new logos? First come first serve?

 

 

Not entirely decided yet but here's probably what is going to happen. All teams will automatically be assigned a new mascot that is in the same "category" as their current. For those managers who still want to change it will be first come first serve. But after a manager change their mascot the old mascot will become available for other teams so hopefully everyone will find a mascots of their likings.


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what if i make and upload my own logo and allow for Moderator approval? shouldn't run into any legal issues and shouldn't have any appropriate issues either...

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I don't think uploaded logos are in the cards right now.  I'm sure the game developers are cautious.  It's a slippery slope, if they let one user upload a logo, they would have to open it up to everyone to be fair.

 

Personally, I don't mind using stock pictures, that way everyone has the same mix of logos to choose from.


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We are currently working on mascots as we speak. But at the moment we have some issues with Howitzer and Clapper than are more important. But later this week or beginning of next I think we have new mascots again.

 

Just for the information it will be new ones because the other company didn’t want to extend the license. We are sorry for this.

 

//Tobias


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there are many places on the web where we can get pics for free... just have to change the website here so we can use our own pictures also for the team logo. some can make their own pics too.

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The idea of using uploadable pics is a terrible idea. People uploading their own creates a bunch of problems in terms of what's acceptable and what isn't and it will look awful because there won't be any consistency. Plus there is nothing worse than gm's who will use pics that they think is funny when in reality it looks childish and amateur. So piece of advice for all who have suggested this: Be patient. They said the logo's are coming so stop asking.


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The idea of using uploadable pics is a terrible idea. People uploading their own creates a bunch of problems in terms of what's acceptable and what isn't and it will look awful because there won't be any consistency. Plus there is nothing worse than gm's who will use pics that they think is funny when in reality it looks childish and amateur. So piece of advice for all who have suggested this: Be patient. They said the logo's are coming so stop asking.

I have to agree, as much as I'd like to make my own— tastefully. However, it's a real problem with complete freedom there. You can get real gems, but also a lot of inappropriate and insulting logos that would just get removed as such, causing a lot of butthurt for GM's who thought they were being so funny and clever. I do hope the new selection is bigger than the old one though. I had hard time to find a logo that suited the team name— not to mention the color clashes :)


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New mascots are now available in the game!

 

This message have been sent to all managers in all game worlds

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New mascots are finally available! Your team have automatically been given a new mascot in the same category as before. Depending on category the fit could be for better or for worse. In some rare cases teams may even have lost their mascot without replacement. This is because there wasn’t an exact match on the number of mascots in each category. But don’t worry. All teams may choose a new mascot. Go to your team page and choose Edit team from the Action menu. You have all been given an one time opportunity to edit your team, All star account or not. Please note that a lot of managers might be accessing the available list of mascots simultaneously which may lead to several managers choosing the same mascot by accident. Then you might be given an error message afterwards. If you do please try again and choose another mascot.

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To be honest, the new mascots are not as good as the previous ones. But this is what we got at this point. We will evaluate the new mascots and consider what options we have in the future. Thanks.


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I don't know... I found 3 that worked pretty slick.  Some are really bad but some are also really good!  

 

Only thing I don't like is the white background behind it but might get lost in the colours of the team otherwise


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The new mascots are alright, there's a few really good ones and a few that I'd consider bad, but the last set had a few like that too. In my opinion,  I agree with you Anders that the last set was better, however, I think the biggest issue is that the majority of the logos are just too pale and it makes the logos all feel bland and similar.


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The new logos are fine, but can you design different background for the while/pale logos? I saw there are ghost logos, but like a real ghosts, they are invisible! :)

I was not able to find one that fits protons, but there was none in the previous set, so never mind :)

And some logos does not fit well in the circular space on jersey and on the page. 


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It would be nice to be able to edit our affiliates once as well - their logos have changed. My AAHL team just has a white circle (white logo on white background).


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