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Revised Banner (H3M)

January 14th, 2016, 2:53 pm

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Reply ThatOneEnderMan, January 14th, 2016, 5:10 pm

This is a great banner, but there is a few things I want to mention.

How did the banner change? I didn't do it, so that must mean someone fid. Hmmmmmm.

It looks like like a preview for a new Beta and Mega adventures chapter, in fact, that dark quint is I think supposed the next villian. Heck, when I opened smackjeeves, I thought this was Beta and Mega adventures, and it got a new banner.

The text that says "Ender Sprite Party"'s text font is...strange. It doesn't fit with the whole space theme (get to that in a sec) and over all feels weird.

The space theme of it. This is a Sprite Showcase that mostly showcase Mega man sprites. So I kinda expect a mega man background (like the Top Man one the original used.) If you want to use a space theme, i'd recommend Star Man's stage.

Now, the mouths look kinda weird. A common trend of sprite comic makers is adding eyebrows and mouths that were not there, I always found it strange, and kinda ugly.

Thats about all I have to say. So eh. Not too bad, but not good either.

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Reply MegaBossMan, January 14th, 2016, 4:47 pm

Hoho, now this is on the right path to a banner! Incredibly creative, in a movie poster inspired fashion, and representing a fair share of the cast. Granted, I'm not in it, but it's hilariously pathetic and petty of me to complain about such a thing despite my wounded ego. I kid, I kid, it's a fault of my part for either never posting enough/not coming up with an avatar. Oh, and there's my reminder that Matthew actually co-authored this thing for a while, thought he was MegaBoy on the banner.

Only things I find a bit off regards the subpixeling for emotions as they look...Rather off, but that's how subpixeling tends to work. The title could use a bit more prominence though, and Calibri doesn't tend to pop out for that standard. Or at least I believe it's Calibri, correct me if I'm wrong. Bt also has two sets of eyebrows there as well. I also don't quite get the inclusion of the Not-Quint there, only that he's, as far as my memory recalls, a villain for Bt and Mega.Strange displaying a villain when we're revolving around sprite showcasing and not an actual arc of testaments and good vs. evil. But at least he looks nice. The space background is charming as well.

Anyway, overall gotta say that this looks well and actually embarked to do something different and creative, which is always a plus. Congrats on the banner here.

Edit: Ender brings up a good point regarding similarities to Beta and Mega, I'd also suggest looking ways to avoid this. As far the banners go, they're different, but as for the content....

Reply MeekyG, January 14th, 2016, 5:34 pm


Reply How3Mega, January 14th, 2016, 6:41 pm

Alright, I still have the original PDN, so I can alter it later on. I don't quite feel up to messing around with it right now, I'll get to it later

Reply Bt Man-Shadowy Hero From 200X, January 14th, 2016, 7:00 pm

I happen to disagree with boss. The only similarity there is the fact that there are a lot of characters on there. In my personal opinion, this is actually a bit better than Beta and Mega's banner.
Speaking of which, Ender, "Dark Quint" (AKA He who's identity will be revealed in the future) won't be the next villain, as far as planning goes. Just another one of Wily's robots.
And finally, guess I should say that I actually changed my sprites to be less of a recolor. It can be found under the new name of "Beta Man" in my sprites place. Also, did you change your username H3M? If so, how?

Reply How3Mega, January 14th, 2016, 8:25 pm

@Bt Man-Shadowy Hero From 200X:

I just got a new account, haha

Reply MegaBossMan, January 14th, 2016, 8:43 pm

@Bt Man-Shadowy Hero From 200X: "As far the banners go, they're different, but as for the content...."

I know I may have not gotten my point across there clear, but I meant that in terms of style, the banners are different. However, in terms of what the banner has within itself, that's where it shows it's similarities. The revised banner really does look like something that Beta and Mega would've put up, minus a few characters here and there, and that the same characters have the same prominence, disregarding Megaboy as he's front and center in the Beta and MegaBoy banner and relegated to a smaller role here. That's also the point that Ender brings up in his comment. Beta and Matthew have a bit of a focus on them, and while that's fine and acceptable, we have Mr. Quint over there who hasn't had any sort of relevance here besides the spritesheet that was posted, and then the whole tone of the banner suggests a sort of "Light vs Dark" type of story, which doesn't really reflect well. Sure, I'll admit, it looks pretty well and disregarding everything, it'd make a pretty fine banner, but the content within the banner makes it seem like Beta and Mega. Sure, you can bring up the counterpoint of Matthew being next to Beta instead of our favorite derp-faced copy robot, but they're both based off a Mega Man base, and while one is clearly more original than the other, I honestly thought Matthew was Megaboy for a bit.

That being said, I'd love to see How3Mega take a shot on the Beta and Mega banner one day. Not implying that I'd have the right to say so, that he's interested, or that the current banner is bad, but going off of this, it might be an interesting result.

Reply MetaKirbSter, January 15th, 2016, 5:41 pm

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, How2/How3Mega. I remember you. This is a Nice banner, It looks pretty good. The Light v Dark like Banner looks ok; Its just not the comics theme (And where Am I? :(, but that doesnt matter)
But yeah, This looks decent, and I'm glad you took your time.

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