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The Human Avatar Poll in Admin Updates


(06-3-2013 at 3:06 PM)

This is a place to share suggestions, opinions, why you do or do not like it. Or why you're ambivalent on it. This will help weigh in on the poll for us admins and help us to clear up any questions people may have.

Please remember to use respectful language, just because you like or don't like it, doesn't mean you should badmouth another's opinion.

Again we would like input as to why or why not you do not like it, or what questions you have.

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Posted By
Alcemistnv [392/500 candy corns] (#3906)
(07-30-2013 at 8:30 PM)

I agree with what Nelly said

Posted By
Kitty_Kat0323 (#27505)
(07-30-2013 at 12:04 PM)

I see nothing wrong with adding human avatars as long as the game is still focused on dog breeding and such. I do, however wish that instead of focusing completely on human avatars possibly making some new dog breeds or creating mixed breeds! That is just a personal opinion though! Just a thought/hope.

Posted By
nellyღ (#12729)
(07-23-2013 at 6:37 AM)

Coyote, it'll depend on the many factors.

First, art. The artists have a lot to do already for the monthly shop and holiday art when holidays roll around. Chances are they'll all have to produce many pieces of clothing.
Second, the layout. Where would these HAs go ? Ala's layout is basic enough already. Everything fits perfectly. I know for a fact that HAs are almost always displayed publicly, and therefore to prevent have an almost-naked HA, members have to dress them up.
Third, if bonuses were added with dressing up your HA, it takes the purpose away from training and trialing (plus using items to boost your chances of winning trials) and almost makes HAs required.

Posted By
.Coyote (#31015)
(07-18-2013 at 6:38 PM)

Idk, I don\\\'t see a problem with it. They could be real basic, with free hair and eye choices, and then a dog t shirt or something. I don\\\'t understand how dressing up a human would take anything more away from the point of this game (agility) than the ability to dress up your dogs with random stuff that has nothing to do with agility (or dogs) either.

Oh. And I don\'t think it is an over used idea either. Of all the sims I have been on, a total of... Oh, that is right, a total of ZERO have had human avatars. In fact, only two sites I have been on ever have them. That doesn\'t mean they aren\'t put there, but it certainly shows they aren\'t over used.

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edited on 2013-07-18 19:01:24 by #31015

Posted By
Shinywolf (#25508)
(07-14-2013 at 5:24 AM)

I think that this is a dog sim, and not a human one. I think they should add more breeds instead of wasting time on this. I'd love if they added hunting dogs! Mastiffs, pointers, labs, golden retrievers❤
I 100% agree with Trilobite.

Posted By
Trilobite (#7336)
(07-11-2013 at 12:54 PM)

This site used to be awesome and original. It's sad to see that the admins are seriously considering copying the most overused feature that almost every other site already has. I thought this was supposed to be a dog sim?

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edited on 2013-07-14 14:53:46 by #3272

Posted By
Rockey (#30212)
(07-10-2013 at 4:52 PM)

Like what many people think here this is a dog sim and should be focused primarily on continueing to be so.

Although I do not completly disagree on having human avatars, I believe it would take away from what Alacrity really is, an agility dog sim.

Insted I think prehaps more dog breeds should be added, great danes, toy breeds, retrievers, other agility dog breeds, esc. (Of course this is just wishful thinking.)

Whatever the outcome will be, I hope people will still really remember what Alacrity is all about.

Posted By
griffinwings (#29698)
(06-25-2013 at 6:54 PM)

i think there should be optional if people don't want it.

but then people will spend more time buying pretty little accesorries for the HA instead of training dogs,breeding,ect.
This is a dog sim.
Focus on the dogs.

And also maybe some people will get
be envy because like,for example, that person has the new limited edition t-shirt and the other person really wants it.

so,if there are HAs,i think some clothing can be free.

also,the artists would might have to work harder to design the HA and the clothes for it.

The actual purpose of the game is to train dogs,breed,ect.
Not go to the new mall and buy that new little accessory and shirts for your HA.

A lot of people might think like "wow,dress up!"
but it isn't a dress up sim. it is a dog agility sim.

HAs would just ruin the "dog" part of "dog sim".

So that is my opinion on the HAs.

Edit History:
edited on 2013-06-25 19:00:57 by #29698

Posted By

(06-23-2013 at 11:56 AM)

I honestly don't care if they make the new HA's or not, although I would have to agree with some that say that other site concerns should be addressed before any new features like that are added I also don't think that the artists working on human images will interfere with coders working on bugs or imperfections in the actual game.

That being said I also think that if you are going to make customizable human avatars that it will involve coding and the addition of many new items. some items do not yet work on some dog breeds and I don't think adding more things at this time for the coders to work out is going to make fixing those things go any faster. I do however think that it is a cute idea and if it is introduced I would have no qualms about it. I just think that maybe if there are other things that would have to be set aside to do this that perhaps it should wait until those things are done.

I would also say that the Alacrity staff is very good at what they do and I think that if they are offering this feature to the members that they know what they are getting into as far as coding and art and will be more than capable of handling the task along with any others they are dealing with. :)

Edit History:
edited on 2013-06-23 11:57:20 by #6974

Posted By
griffinwings (#29698)
(06-18-2013 at 8:01 PM)

i don't really know but i wish we could see a sample for what the HA will look like.

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