Quote: "What competition is that"
Quote: "Yeah, what is this competition?"
No idea. BatVink just posted in the mod-lounge and said "arty mods MAKE ME SOME BADGAAAAAS!!" (paraphrasing there) so I did
Quote: "Overall: original is vivid, crisp and shiny metallic, new is dull, flat and with unwanted blurry shadows."
Quote: "You did it with carelessness to details."
Nope, not careless at all. It took me 3 hours to make those tiny images. They're almost exactly how I intended them to be, except that the trophy images are still slightly blurry (not counting the shadows, which are meant to be there). I will attempt to fix that, if BatVink can update the images for me. So:
"missed reflection" - Intentional. I wanted a flatter overall image to fit with current trends.
"cutted pixels" - Yes, I'm aware of this, but it was proving surprisingly difficult to match the original shape with the correct level of blurring into the background, and it was completely unnoticeable unless you compared it directly with one of the other badges, so I left it.
"wrong shadow" - That was intentional because I didn't really like the reverse-shadow on the original badges, and you won't notice the difference between them normally anyway.
"not [anti-]aliased torn edges" - Intentional. Designed to maintain a level of sharpness.
"weaker contrast" - Entirely intentional to give it a flatter look, and besides that, that level of contrast is only visible in some of the badges.
Quote: "I'd recommend you to redraw the badges, I know you can do it well."
The simple fact is, I volunteered to draw those, and I did it in my free time, so by the time I was finished I wasn't in the mood to fix the more obvious problems (such as the slight overall blurriness). I didn't go with the heavier metallic look of the previous badges to make them slightly more modern, as well as to make them somewhat less prestigious than the other badges that are more difficult to obtain.
Quote: "Thought May as well contribute something..."
lol. <- that's me laughing because I have NO CLUE what's going on in that gif
Quote: "number 8"
lol I like that one
Quote: "I've learnt something useful again."
Yeah me too. I never thought of linking images to the Download link.
Quote: "Personally I hate when I go to any forum for information and the solution is on the screenshot which is attached and I must create an account to see it. So in the such forums owners' point of view, I must have a hundred accounts just in case I want to see a picture anywhere. That drives me crazy."
YES! This is SO annoying! Why do they do this??