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The Human Avatar Poll
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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.

07-30-2013 at 8:30 PM
I agree with what Nelly said

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.

07-23-2013 at 6:37 AM
Coyote, it'll depend on the many factors.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> 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.<br /> 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.

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.<br /> <br /> 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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2013-07-18 19:01:24 by #31015

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❤ <br /> I 100% agree with Trilobite.

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

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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.) <br /> <br /> Whatever the outcome will be, I hope people will still really remember what Alacrity is all about.

06-25-2013 at 6:54 PM
i think there should be optional if people don't want it.<br /> <br /> but then people will spend more time buying pretty little accesorries for the HA instead of training dogs,breeding,ect.<br /> This is a dog sim.<br /> Focus on the dogs.<br /> <br /> And also maybe some people will get<br /> be envy because like,for example, that person has the new limited edition t-shirt and the other person really wants it.<br /> <br /> so,if there are HAs,i think some clothing can be free.<br /> <br /> also,the artists would might have to work harder to design the HA and the clothes for it.<br /> <br /> The actual purpose of the game is to train dogs,breed,ect.<br /> Not go to the new mall and buy that new little accessory and shirts for your HA.<br /> <br /> A lot of people might think like "wow,dress up!"<br /> but it isn't a dress up sim. it is a dog agility sim.<br /> <br /> HAs would just ruin the "dog" part of "dog sim".<br /> <br /> So that is my opinion on the HAs.<br /> <br />
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2013-06-25 19:00:57 by #29698

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. <br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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. :)
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2013-06-23 11:57:20 by #6974

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.

06-17-2013 at 10:24 PM
So I haven't stated my opinion yet, whoops.<br /> <br /> Anyways, I voted against it. <br /> <br /> I think that before we even think about that, we should focus on the actual purpose of this game.<br /> <br /> There are still some user issues with trailing, Tp and such and I think those issue sshould be addressed first.<br /> <br /> And one huuge thing I think needs to be done/fixed before anything is actually having drive, speed, weight, etc. incorporated into the game. From what I have learned and seen, it doesn't effect your gameplay or trials, which, when I originally joined, was told it would.<br /> <br /> Human avatars shouldn't serve a purpose in the game IMO. Simply because this is a dog agility game and should solely be that. I currently only know of VisServo that uses HA's (I don't play many games that do) and it's because you are the character and are the main purpose of the game, so that makes sense. In this game, I think that it should just be the dogs that do the speaking, you know?<br /> <br /> However, if it does get done, I think it should be done after everything is fixed on ala.<br /> <br /> I know ala is trying to become "newer" since it has been the same for the last few years, but I'm not sure if this is exactly what I'm thinking of for the site :/<br /> <br />

06-14-2013 at 2:06 AM
I dunno if anyones said this already but, maybe istead of enabling and disabling them if they did come with certain perks it would cost bones to purchase them like with the actual perks, and any clothing/accesories for them would also be expensive if it brought some kind of perk or boost

06-13-2013 at 6:41 AM
I agree with DaDwarf.

06-10-2013 at 7:32 AM
Just wanted to ask a quick question. When does the poll end? Please send me a message if you know the answer to my question.

06-9-2013 at 6:15 AM
"For those who simply dislike the idea of dressable handlers - if they were optional, would you still object? Someone mentioned 'disabling' them, but consider also the option of just never obtaining them at all. If those things were options, would you still be against the feature?<br /> <br /> I'm interested in the anatomy of your objections. What would make this idea acceptable to you? What would make it unacceptable?"<br /> <br /> <br /> I wouldn't mind the feature if i could turn it off, or not have to use it :3 If it's nothing more then a doll to dress up, then let the people who'd love to have one have em, and those who don't can just turn it off.<br /> <br /> However, if the HA's would get perk-like features, i feel like i'd be forced into using it just to get the same benefit as others, and that doesn't strike me as fair. ('forced', i know it's still optional, but what choices do you really have, if it gives others an advantage in the game.)<br /> <br /> So in short; no, don't mind if i can turn it off and am not forced into using them :3

06-8-2013 at 6:31 PM
Okay I think that the HA idea is amazing. But in order for everyone to be pleased I suggest that they be optional, clothes/accessories to be free (to avoid jealousy over expensive items and it would appeal to possible new users), the art should be sitewide voted on, and no perks.<br /> <br /> Personally I think this would make everyone feel better about HAs and wouldnt cause much unrest.
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2013-06-08 18:31:58 by #29905

06-8-2013 at 3:59 PM
Sidewide would be better for voting on art for avatar in my opinion.<br /> <br /> Even if they could be disabled, if they had perks that'd give those who wanted to use HAs a horrible advantage against others who have them disabled.
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2013-06-08 16:00:04 by #12729

06-8-2013 at 8:32 AM
I'd like to get some specific feedback here regarding the idea of handlers being added to the game, if anyone would answer my questions:<br /> <br /> If your concern is art quality, would your objection be eased if we had the whole art team work/vote on the art? Or perhaps if there was sitewide input on the new art?<br /> <br /> For those who simply dislike the idea of dressable handlers - if they were optional, would you still object? Someone mentioned 'disabling' them, but consider also the option of just never obtaining them at all. If those things were options, would you still be against the feature?<br /> <br /> I'm interested in the anatomy of your objections. What would make this idea acceptable to you? What would make it unacceptable?

06-8-2013 at 2:40 AM
I wouldn't like to see human avatars on Alacrity, solely because I think they would look bad in comparison to the beautiful dog art we have.<br /> <br /> Maybe I'm wrong, but I think it'd be difficult to create customisable human avatars that look that good/realistic without making them huge.<br /> <br /> I wouldn't leave/cause a fuss about it though, just wouldn't be a fan of them.

06-7-2013 at 4:30 PM
I really don't want HA's added to Alacrity, the reason I joined was for the dogs and I think adding avatars would take attention away from the dog trialling aspect of the game; instead of focusing their attention and money on training, trialling, and breeding their dogs, players would be forced (yes, forced. You'd be lying if you said you never gave into peer pressure) to buy items for their avatar to make it pretty, likeable and unique. Its part of human nature to want to be liked. Players, especially young ones, want to be liked and perhaps will think "if I buy this 400k item for my avatar, people will like me more". <br /> <br /> I believe that avatars will spread attention too thin, for example, if a game made me change the food bowl, feed your guinea pig, train them, refill their water bottles, clean the cage, play, pet them, enter them in contests, wash them, and in addition to that, take care of all the financial aspects of owning a top line of guinea pigs as well as decorating cages, I would simply quit, it would have my attention spread too thin. Sites that have too many features don't catch and hold my attention like alacrity does. In other words, sometimes simpler is better.


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