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Aelis

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  1. I know the contest is over (with no entries, apparently), but I figured this would be a good place to show some experiments with Neural Style Transfer. I tried it a couple times (got a lot of crappy weird stuff) with a couple different pieces from Yoshitaka Amano, an artist whose work was one of the main inspirations for this avatar. I might get better results with some extra work, but the ones below made me smile already (one of them really captured the MD feel in my opinion) And here's the original:
  2. I was taking a closer look at the sidebar and I noticed a couple of minor things (see red "circles"). I compared with old screenshots and it seems most of them were always like this, but the ropes used to be aligned (don't really know if it's this update's fault) -- check the other screenie. I know it's not a big deal, but I figured it wouldn't hurt reporting it here
  3. I don't think the list of winners was made public. I don't remember seeing it here or in any of MD's Facebook posts. I might have missed it though...
  4. As per: The winners 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will get the following rewards; 1st -1 gold coin and a Santa, or snowman. (Wishpoint could be a possibility if we get enough participants) 2nd - Santa or the snowman (1st place picks of the two first) and 1 lock in chaos stone 3rd - 7 silver and 1 lock in chaos stone All other participants will receive 5 silver coins. (Thanks to the mighty wookie )
  5. We all need a break from MD sometimes. The other participants might be going through some busy/rough days too, so it's understandable if they don't reply immediately. That's what I was trying to say in my previous post. As for the sponsorship thing, I wouldn't mind waiting more so you can work the whole thing out. This way you wouldn't need to sell your stuff. That would also give more time for people to post their entries here.
  6. I think it's not fair to give people less than a week to resubmit stuff and "assume they don't want a reward" if they don't do so. The contest ended roughly a year ago, I believe you could wait a little bit too.
  7. Glory to the East! 2 out of the top 3 Congratulations to the winners!
  8. Wiiya is identity in its pure form, like the others already said. I see it as some kind of "mind" aspect (with fenths being "body" and heat something like "blood"). It's as hard to describe as the concept of identity itself. Awiiya demonstrated this idea masterfully when, even after being stripped of his creatures, items, stats -- almost everything that defines us game mechanic-wise -- he remained this insanely strong identity of a character. He ended up becoming "a wiiya". The great thing about him, though, is that he managed to strengthen our own identities as we talked to him. That's some amazing power to me, like he was able to adapt to the person (identity) that was addressing him at the time. That's kind of how I see Wiiya... I think what Wiiya as a concept represents in MD is bigger than the identity of an individual. It's like it contains every single possible representation of identity in MD's lifespan (even the ones that still weren't conceived). "A wiiya" might take form of any specific identity when needed.
  9. Hey everyone, First of all, I’d like to thank Aia for inviting me to judge this quest 😊 The entries were evaluated on 2 main aspects: ‘Spell-docity’: The resemblance of its content to a real spell document (both in content and spell choice) Progression: How each level gradually evolves in complexity and the cohesion between levels While I really enjoyed reading your submissions, I have decided not to award a wishpoint to the winner. That being said, here is the final ranking: 1st: Malediction (lashtal) 2nd: Flight (Aia) 3rd: Explosions (Nepgear) Congrulations to the winning authors! PS: The entries were made anonymous beforehand so as to remove any bias. The authors were only revealed to me after I sent Aia my final decision.
  10. Hey everyone! This is not really a contest, but I imagine it will please most. Here's what you have to do: Create a playlist with at least 5 songs that, in your opinion, better describe your country's music! You can try picking one from each genre, or simply your favorite ones. Totally up to you! Since we have multiple players from a few countries, it'll be interesting to see the different choices! I'll start (damn this was harder than I thought... I ended up choosing 20 songs ): This here is a bit of the rich Brazilian musical identity. I tried to cover a lot, but I couldn't focus too much on more recent stuff... too many masterpieces to choose from Looking forward to hearing your songs!
  11. I present to you: The Crazy Jazzy Welcome to MD Party hosted by yours truly (not shown because I was the one taking the picture!) featuring: a bunch of drunk old geezers, illusions, pimped dudes, a drachat, foods, drinks, decorations aaaaand SAVEL "FUSER" COLTRANE on the jazzy sax! (oh and a happy dancing book because why not display a book enjoying some cool jazz?) -- Oh and a mad guy outside who wasn't invited because he wouldn't let us party properly! He keeps staring from afar with a spyglass... creepy. Hope you enjoy it! Fun fact: Savel Coltrane is known as Mr P.C., or Mr. Paper Cabin, because he often plays there. Last year, during an interview, he's told the press that it's his favorite venue. ______________________________________________________________ I made the scene like this because I saw an old screenshot of the Paper Cabin the other day and it was CROWDED, just like this party. I miss the days where you'd have like 3-4 rows of players in the PC and everyone was having a great time. I guess it was like this when I started, but I didn't really pay much attention to the players or the chat back then... I was too busy admiring the scenes and the story mode and trying to figure out what the hell was going on haha.
  12. Behold my creation: I call it the Sleepy Wind Golem! xD Core components: Hope you enjoy it! haha
  13. floatingbook_2 it is, then
  14. Thanks for doing this, Chewett! My ID is 169860. This is the scene: If I remember correctly the statue to the left is a clickie (can't verify that right now. kinda stuck at the GWI :P). Ideally, it'd be awesome to have some bookshelves added to the scene (maybe someday, eh?). The forest mansion bookshelf is this one: That being said, would anyone like to suggest another place or should we keep one of these?
  15. I, completely devoid of any bias, vote for the East to hold the records (:P). As I told Josephine today, I started recording those for some kind of East Library that I've always wanted to build. When she asked my opinion on a possible location, two came to mind: The pratical one: Back then, I thought the Forest Mansion would be the right place to host it (there's a small book shelf there, so no scene changes would be needed). The symbolic one: On the other hand, I think the floatingbook_2 scene would be more appropriate (starting from its name :P). It's next to where Molquert was buried and it's part of the first unveiled bit of the East, right when the Caretakers were created. What do you guys think?
  16. Okay, here's what I have so far (I excluded the deaths I had without additional information. I kept Spartiatis because I think his death was important to the realm history and he should be remembered. I guess it won't be hard to find details about it). I'm sorry information is missing (pretend some bits of the records are illegible :P). Also, keep in mind some dates might be wrong. I tried my best to be accurate, but it was something I rarely updated/paid appropriate attention. Death Records Name Date of Death Killing method Date of Revival Revival method Event of Death Sasha lilias ~ Day: 34 Year: 6 ~ Suicide/Ivorak (stone dagger?) ~ Day: 60 Year: 6 ~ Community gathering Chewett ~ Day: 161 Year: 7 ~ Ceremonial Dagger (Seigheart) Seigheart ~ Day: 185 Year: 7 ~ Molquert ~ Day: 13 Year: 8 ~ Ceremonial Dagger (Aelis) Fire Starter ~ Day: 233 Year: 8 ~ Eon contract (Maebius) AL - A Debt Repaid Peace ~ Day: 254 Year: 8 ~ Eon contract (Maebius)? AL - A Debt Repaid Azull ~ Day: 256 Year: 8 ~ Eon contract (Maebius)? AL - A Debt Repaid Junior ~ Day: 258 Year: 8 ~ (unsure) Ceremonial Dagger (Aelis) AL - A Debt Repaid Maebius ~ Day: 259 Year: 8 ~ Assasination rope (lashtal) AL - A Debt Repaid Princ Rhaegar ~ Day: 288 Year: 8 ~ Eon contract (Maebius)? AL - A Debt Repaid nadrolski ~ Day: 288 Year: 8 ~ (unsure) Eon contract (Maebius)? AL - A Debt Repaid Muratus del Mur ~ Day: 238 Year: 9 ~ Assassination rope (lashtal) Granos ~ Day: 5 Year: 10 ~ Ceremonial Dagger (Aelis) ~ Day: 5 Year: 10 ~ Ailith's item Testing Dark Demon ~ Day: 54 Year: 10 ~ dst The Adventurer ~ Day: 114 Year: 10 ~ Sudden Death Storm Asthir ~ Day: 114 Year: 10 ~ Sudden Death Storm Phantasm ~ Day: 114 Year: 10 ~ Sudden Death Storm Sunfire ~ Day: 114 Year: 10 ~ Sudden Death Storm MaGoHi ~ Day: 114 Year: 10 ~ Sudden Death Storm WittyLeWat ~ Day: 114 Year: 10 ~ Sudden Death Storm Mystic ~ Day: 114 Year: 10 ~ Sudden Death Storm Syrian ~ Day: 114 Year: 10 ~ Sudden Death Storm Azull ~ Day: 114 Year: 10 ~ Sudden Death Storm Records with little information AmberRune Serial killer quest AmberRune Day of fear Aelis Eon contract (Sephirah Caelum) Molquert Sephirah Caelum Ceremonial Dagger (Aelis) Molquert Spartiatis Maybe we should find a better place to host it (ingame, perhaps?). If we keep it here, maybe this reply should be split from the topic? What do you think?
  17. Great idea. A couple years ago I was tracking the kills and revivals for the Caretakers records. It's a bit messy but I'll try cleaning it and posting it here for transparency's sake. If the MDA doesn't agree to release (is that the right word?) the (automated) records, we can continue from where I stopped and make it a community initiative.
  18. I'm with Josephine here. I think the initial research level requirements are just fine (like a little push in form of "here's a 'free' taste of MD research, let's see what you do with it"), but in order to progress further you'd have to somehow grow as a researcher (and maybe get a tag too, why not?). Ideally (to me, at least), one of the paths that could unlock the higher levels would be submitting your own research clue(s) and having the powers that be approve it (though I guess no one's taking care of the R&C interface right now). As for the "alt trick" to unlock clues, perhaps add another requirement to the research wishes so as to prevent it? Fight count, friend count, etc.
  19. Take care, Nava. Bonne continuation!
  20. Happy birthday, man! 🎉 I wish you lots of stat increases!
  21. I didn't quite like the old sound, but this one is really unbearable (and it's being played twice here too). Totally not a priority, but could we eventually opt to deactivate this sound (and maybe some others) via settings or something like that?
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