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HikageMaru

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Faction Banners
« on: 04 July 2011, 18:08:12 »
Update: Some of the pictures in this thread may be of inferior quality due to Photobucket derezzing jpg images.  The faction banners are now made as png files, which do not suffer from derezzing.  The Faction Banner Gallery has the below images organized by faction and most of those files have been converted to png.  The banners in this thread have not been converted to png.  Therefore, if you see a banner in this thread with poor resolution, please browse the Faction Banner Gallery for that banner in png format.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for shopping at HikageMaru.

EDIT:  As I explain below, I was bored over the July 4 weekend and started entertaining myself by making fake ad banners for various Battletech factions.  Then I decided to put one of them in my signature line.  Then I decided to share them.  And since I kinda enjoy making them, and they're not that hard to make, I started making them for other users.  So if you'd like mo to try my hand on a banner for you, just let me know what faction, what slogan, and the type of graphics (or provide a sample) and I'll do my best.

I only have two stipulations:
  • Please don't ask for the name of a Greek, Roman, or any other mythological god or any similar reference---can't explain per Rule 4.
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Of course, anyone may take any of the generic banners. I have no pride in ownership. Enjoy.

So I have the day off, the wife and kids are napping, and I'm bored but don't feel like painting.  So I threw together some Faction Banners.


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I made this one for Khan Jade Wolf.
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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #1 on: 04 July 2011, 18:59:44 »

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #2 on: 05 July 2011, 17:58:53 »
Very nice Banners, but sadly we cant sport such... violates the max dimensions for images in the signature D:

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #3 on: 05 July 2011, 19:05:24 »
Sure you can---I do.

I enjoyed trying to come up with the most ironic slogan I could think of.

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #4 on: 05 July 2011, 19:08:48 »
ofc u can but dont blame me when u get a pm from the mods lol xD

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #5 on: 05 July 2011, 19:12:42 »
Then there are a lot of PMs that need to go out!
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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #6 on: 05 July 2011, 21:02:19 »
Very nice Banners, but sadly we cant sport such... violates the max dimensions for images in the signature D:

The idea for the fake ad banners for each faction was a dry attempt at being funny---using it in my signature line was a bit of an afterthought.  I remember checking whether it would even be allowed (because I think this thing will give you an error message if you try to insert a signature that doesn't fit the dimensions), and I concluded it was kosher.

Now that I'm home (and not on my Android), I did some sleuthing.  I think that using the banners as signatures is within the rules.  The website says that images in the signature line must be within 640x112 pixels.


My image is 518x81 pixels.


So I guess I'm okay.  I appreciate you giving me a heads up, though and you can certainly point something out for me if I'm missing something.

Oddly enough, this website actually makes the images larger than how they appear on my Mac.  I like 'em smaller, but this forum increases their size for some reason.  But still the right pixel count.

I still wonder where everyone gets their skinny signature images, though.

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #7 on: 05 July 2011, 21:09:19 »
Most of them are made by a few individuals, including myself (there is a link to my thread for userbars), and alot people here use them widely. ^.^

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #8 on: 06 July 2011, 00:31:58 »
Most of them are made by a few individuals, including myself (there is a link to my thread for userbars), and alot people here use them widely. ^.^

Very well done.  I have no creativity or artistic ability---I just cut and paste.

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #9 on: 06 July 2011, 02:31:39 »
Oh i do the same as well, but given the chance i can recreate most images the way i like em.

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #10 on: 06 July 2011, 23:34:28 »

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #11 on: 07 July 2011, 15:07:59 »
Very nice, we need a Raven Alliance one (hint, hint)

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #12 on: 07 July 2011, 16:03:26 »
Very nice, we need a Raven Alliance one (hint, hint)

What should it's slogan be?

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #13 on: 07 July 2011, 16:14:34 »
Well - 'Masters of the Void and Reapers of your souls' has appeal.

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #14 on: 07 July 2011, 16:15:22 »
Well - 'Masters of the Void and Reapers of your souls' has appeal.

Works for me.

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #15 on: 07 July 2011, 16:29:08 »
Well - 'Masters of the Void and Reapers of your souls' has appeal.

Don't they have a new emblem now?

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« Reply #16 on: 07 July 2011, 17:01:53 »
Yes they do, actually just Clan Snow Raven might work better.

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #17 on: 07 July 2011, 21:25:46 »
Yes they do, actually just Clan Snow Raven might work better.

Here are two slightly different ones (the emblem is in a different position---I like the first one):


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I chose a black background, representing the void of space.  When I think of Snow Raven, I think of their naval assets and aerospace fighters soaring in the darkness of space, represented by the streaks of light whose origin is the Clan Snow Raven emblem.

I often tweak these multiple times even after publishing them.
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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #18 on: 07 July 2011, 21:38:44 »
Yes they do, actually just Clan Snow Raven might work better.


This concept tries to incorporate elements of both Clan Snow Raven and the Outworlds Alliance without using that new logo.
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This is a different background I was using for another faction, but I think it also works.
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« Reply #19 on: 07 July 2011, 23:19:00 »

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #20 on: 08 July 2011, 00:00:14 »
We come in peace.
I love it!


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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #22 on: 08 July 2011, 01:55:11 »
These are great!
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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #23 on: 08 July 2011, 16:25:25 »
Amazing 1 of those is going up in my sig on OBT.

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« Reply #24 on: 08 July 2011, 16:31:43 »
Amazing 1 of those is going up in my sig on OBT.

Anytime for anyone.

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #25 on: 08 July 2011, 16:42:26 »
Thanks mate, had to use it here as well, its far to good not to show off.

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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #26 on: 08 July 2011, 16:53:49 »
Putting in my request for some Word of Blake one.  Please...don't use the word 'toaster'.


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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #27 on: 08 July 2011, 17:54:59 »
Putting in my request for some Word of Blake one.  Please...don't use the word 'toaster'.

Any slogan request?  Specific graphic or just the standard faction symbol at an 8 degree slant?  Add user name?
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« Reply #28 on: 08 July 2011, 23:10:54 »
Any slogan request?  Specific graphic or just the standard faction symbol at an 8 degree slant?  Add user name?

Ooooo...maybe my avatar, or just the standard faction graphic.  I trust your judgement on the colors and layout.  Slogan= Word of Blake: We have a great dental plan.

You could throw up an 'M-Rex' somewhere on it, I think.  Thanks!


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Re: Faction Banners
« Reply #29 on: 09 July 2011, 01:36:48 »
Nova Cats, Nova Cats, Nova Cats... no idea for a slogan, though :(
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