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Corp logos for Plex

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MainDrain
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2014-12-10 15:29:24 UTC
The majority of the major alliances now have their own personalised logos in game - I feel its time CCP opened this submission process up to corps - for a fee of 2 - 5 plex.

I think it would be a pretty simple change that would help people personalise their corp identity more.

The submissions could be processed and added to the game at the same time as the major releases - obviously if there are issues with development of the game this should take priority

The below submission criteria, copied from the Alliance submission page would still stand for the new corp logo submissions.

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Submission Criteria

Images must meet the following specifications:

128x128 pixels.
Corp name, images, highlights, and effects must be flattened on one layer.
Text may be vector shaped or rasterized.
Photoshop (PSD) format must be used.
Images are to be appropriate for EVE online.
Image must have the look and feel of EVE online
There is a PSD template available that you can use to help insure your logo will get accepted: Download Template (9k)

Technical Information

All icons are to be submitted in the native Photoshop format with the ending .psd. To make integration easier and faster the following things are to be kept in mind:

All submitted files should have the following naming convention: AI_AllianceName.psd
All icons are to be submitted in the size 128 x 128. Larger icons will be ignored and not implemented. Smaller ones will be centered in a tile equaling the size mentioned above.
The bottom layer should always be empty, i.e. transparent, with the second layer above being the flattened version of the icon itself.
Do not include unnecessary layers. Those might in turn skew the final results. Keep the layer count only at two, and those two are described in point above.
Do not have blending properties on the layers or effects that are Photoshop dependent. Keep the image as flat as you can to ensure that the alliance's vision makes it into the client.
The alpha layer in the channels should always have an alpha outline of the icon itself that shows which pixels are transparent or not.


Disclaimer - this idea in some form or other may have already been submitted.
Iain Cariaba
#2 - 2014-12-10 17:18:08 UTC
An idea I can actually agree with! Shocked

*hides under the desk and waits for the universe to implode*
Onyxa Lundra
MANGO HOUSE
#3 - 2014-12-10 18:44:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Onyxa Lundra
I support adding more option forcorp logo creation.
But definetly not like micro transaction or not that 2-5plexes, tahts kinda tooooo expansive for some countries.
ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
Infinite Pew
#4 - 2014-12-10 18:55:13 UTC  |  Edited by: ShahFluffers
The logo submission process is closed right now... but before it was a free service with certain restrictions (graphic quality, format, content, alliance health and age).

I would also like to see the system opened up to corporations... but it should remain free.
Iain Cariaba
#5 - 2014-12-10 18:56:30 UTC
Onyxa Lundra wrote:
I support adding more option forcorp logo creation.
But definetly not like micro atraction or not that 2-5plexes, tahts kinda tooooo expansive for some countries.

Honestly, if your corporation cannot come up with with a one time fee of a few plex for what is a pure vanity item, then either you don't need it, or you're doing something wrong.
MainDrain
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2014-12-10 19:06:03 UTC
ShahFluffers wrote:
The logo submission process is closed right now... but before it was a free service with certain restrictions (graphic quality, format, content, alliance health and age).

I would also like to see the system opened up to corporations... but it should remain free.


I was just thinking of introducing additional isk sinks to compensate for the removal of clone fees in Rhea.

Having it cost something also prevents people from changing it every six weeks to accommodate some current fashion.

I wasn't aware the alliance logo submission system was closed
MainDrain
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2014-12-10 19:10:34 UTC
Onyxa Lundra wrote:
I support adding more option forcorp logo creation.
But definetly not like micro transaction or not that 2-5plexes, tahts kinda tooooo expansive for some countries.


For a reasonable sized corp wanting their own personal logo even 5 plexes at about 4.5billion isnt that expensive
Erasmus Grant
Industrial Mining and Mayhem
The Initiative.
#8 - 2014-12-17 00:15:09 UTC
bump
Lugh Crow-Slave
#9 - 2014-12-17 00:29:29 UTC
the problem is the number of corps and some one at CCP has to look over all of the logos to make sure they are acceptable (so we don't just become dicks in space)
Icarus Able
Refuse.Resist
#10 - 2014-12-17 00:43:33 UTC
Or just a better logo maker, the eve one is absolutely terrible. Go play COD:Black Ops and that one far surpasses Eves one and thats kinda depressing.
Nevyn Auscent
Broke Sauce
#11 - 2014-12-17 00:59:52 UTC
I'd much rather this stay at Alliance level. It rewards the monthly alliance fees and encourages growth.
Same with paint skins.

If we were going to actually do this, then I'd take a step back and redo the system from scratch using medieval heraldry as the base.
The alliance gets to do the entire shield, while a corp can do a variant on the alliances shield with a unique quarter of the shield.
Same for paint jobs, Alliance has the primary, Corp gets a limited alteration on the alliance scheme.
Komi Toran
Perkone
Caldari State
#12 - 2014-12-17 01:19:01 UTC
MainDrain wrote:
I was just thinking of introducing additional isk sinks to compensate for the removal of clone fees in Rhea.

Sigh...

This proposal is not an ISK sink.

Furthermore, Crius already gave us a huge ISK sink. Out of curiosity, were you looking for ISK sinks to remove afterwards?
Xindi Kraid
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#13 - 2014-12-17 03:46:14 UTC
MainDrain wrote:

I was just thinking of introducing additional isk sinks to compensate for the removal of clone fees in Rhea.

I think you are misunderstanding what PLEX is and what a sink is.

PLEX is bought for real money by a person, and can then be traded on the in game market for ISK. As is is traded on the market, no ISK (aside from market fees) actually leaves the game, it just changes hands to be spent as normal.

Second, as much as I think it would be nice to have fully custom logos, with the sheer number of corporations that exist and would likely want to use this feature, CCP would probably have to hire additional staff JUST to moderate the submissions, so the feasibility is low.