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Mapskins Weekly #11


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Welcome everyone to the 11th edition of Mapskins Weekly! This will cover the top skins for week 4 of September!

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Top skins of the week: September Week 4

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When a Contributor gets most popular post of the week, they earn a medal. 2 medals can be converted into eligibility for becoming an author. The contributor needs to have a good presentation of the post as well as correct tags and categories. Also the contributor needs to be active on discord showing good behaviour and great charisma.

Kitty Cat Bard By 

Most popular skin of the week is decided according to the stats of most views of the week on the skin. Winner earns a medal! (unless the maximum rank has been achieved or if it is a team project).

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Infernal Jax By 

Fan Favorite skin of the week is decided according to the stats of most downloads of the week on the skin.

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#3 Star Guardian Skins

Just like their position on the top quality post of the week, there were 3 skins that tied for this spot.

A. Starguardian Soraka By

…With help from Sardonyx & ZiGiZaG

Features:

  • New Model
  • New Particles
  • New Splashart

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B. Starguardian Syndra By Sislex

Here come Sislex sneakin’ her way into the quality section! The Popular section just wasn’t enough for her!

Features:

  • Custom skin (for classic Syndra)
  • Custom particles
  • Custom loading art

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C. Starguardian Poppy By 

…With help from ZiGiZaG !

Features:

  • New Model
  • New Paricles
  • New Splashart

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#2 Pantheon HD By

Features:

  • Re-Model.
  • Works for BASE.
  • Right Armor removed because pantheon base idle position is …yeah..

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#1 Scorched Earth Mordekaiser By 

Features:

  • New Infernal Model
  • New Particles/Autos
  • Loading Screen Card
  • SKIN IS FOR BASE

Top quality skin of the week is decided according to the opinions of other creators which then is decided by the amount of time spent on a skin as well as the overall precision & smoothness of the skin for as well as the model as for the textures. Reward for top quality skin of the week guarantees a spot at the wooxy application homepage that is linked to the Top Skins page.

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Honorable Mentions:

Blood Moon Lucian By Leo

Blood Moon Yi By 

Primetime Zed By 

King of Clubs Zed By 

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There aren’t any new members this week! Oh, the horror!

..I’m glad Jace is around to catch me whenever I pretend to dramatically faint.

New Authors & Legends:

Xanderzone

Xanderzone has been a member of mapskins for a very long time. After being gone for a long while, he returned with epic Kingdom Heart skins which are truly amazing. This has promoted him to Author. Congratulations.


Every month we have a new Legend based on stats. In this section you will see the standings for the next legends:

1. MrBrokoli
2. MuvLuv
3. LittleCrew
4. GGRengar
5. Yoru

There are only 5 days left to  become a legend in oktober. So if you still havent made a post in September yet, make sure to do it now so you arent striked for inactive.

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Teasers:

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Submits:

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In this section of the weekly, Lexianna will be interviewing a skin creator of Mapskins each week, asking them different questions. Sometimes the questions will be the same as other’s, sometimes there will be questions asked only to those specific creators because I like spicing things up if I can.

Interview with Crauzer

People texted me on Discord stating that they wanted this guy interviewed….so here he is!

Lexianna

How are you doing today Crauzer?

Crauzer

Pretty Good

Lexianna

Alright…now with that out of the day…How does it feel to know that people have been wanting you to be interviewed?

Crauzer

Feels really strange and cool at the same time. I never imagined I would get so popular and be one of the best skin creators.

Lexianna

I see – well, one of the things I’ve been hearing is that you’re the leader of Natoken currently. If this is not a rumor and is in fact, true, do you have any ideas for what the new name of the group will be that you might want to share? (go ahead and imagine I’m just grabbing my stack of papers right now loaded with questions. The one I don’t actually have, y’know?)

Crauzer

Yes, I currently am the Leader of Natoken. The current situation is very difficult since half of the people on the team do not even work. The team is basically made out of 2-4 people. We are having a very difficult time releasing Bilgewater Rift because of all the issues, problems, bugs and Existor promising he would work on the textures and he isnt online at all. We are planning on disbanding Natoken and making a new team called “Sabre”. The team name refers to something giant that is coming in the near future.

Lexianna

Sounds pretty cool! Is there any reason Natoken has yet to disband? Could it be because there aren’t enough working people yet to call something a team..?

Crauzer

Yes, Exactly. The current team is made up of: Crauzer, Doge, Chewy, Existor, Toby, Brokoli, Leischii and SavagePrey. The only people who work on skins are me and Doge.

Lexianna

I see.. That’s more than half the team not really working, then. Very unfortunate.

Crauzer

Yeah, Exactly.

Lexianna

So onto the topic of how you’re one of the best skin creators.. How does it feel to be the hero instead of a legend?

Crauzer

Ah, I knew this question would come. Well, it feels a bit not rewarding for everything that I’ve done. But, I get why I don’t get a legend. I do not release any skins on my account. But on the other side, being the ONLY Hero on Mapskins feels really rewarding.

Lexianna

I mean, what it’s like to be a hero and not a legend is something only you can be asked! Haha~
So how did you come to start coding?

Crauzer 

Well, Its a really long story. I was amazed by what you can do with code. I was really interested into reverse engineering file formats and programming modding tools. At first I watched tons of tutorials and asked how to do something to Chewy. I’ve been doing this for at least 2 months, but at the moment I don’t ask that many questions. I can map an unknown file format by myself and I can code modding tools. I guess you could say I’am in love with Binary Readers, heh.

Lexianna

Nice.
So how did you come to Mapskins?

Crauzer

Same as the last answer – really long story. I started making skins somewhere near the 15th of August 2 Years ago. My first skin was “River Spirit Akali”, you can still find it on LeagueCraft. “How did you come to Mapskins?” Well, I discovered Mapskins when it was still called “Yurixyworks”. I remember the first skin published on the site was Zero Lucian. I really wanted to publish on Mapskins but there was no application button, so I waited until there was one. I checked the site every day but nothing. Then I stopped checking the site for a few months/weeks. But then one day I refreshed and there was a button on which if you clicked on, it would take you to an application site. I applied as soon as possible. The next day I got contacted by Yurixy – I was accepted. As soon as I saw that mail I started making a new skin – “Tron Yasuo”. It was a remake of one of my most popular skin on Leaguecraft. When it was released, it was liked by both Chewy and Yurixy. I continued making recolors until me and Nagiliant made Natoken.

Lexianna

So what made you and Nagiliant make Natoken? How did you both decide to make it?

Crauzer

Nagiliant released a skin called “Asiimov Rek’Sai” which had a link to his livestream on which he was making an Asiimov map. One day I went to his stream and saw that he was making a second version of his skin. We quickly became friends as we helped each other. Then one day he came up with an idea for a team that would make the best skins that the community has ever seen…and that’s how Natoken was made on the 12th of August 2015.

Lexianna

Wow, you seem to remember the dates well. Why is that?
Or do you have them somewhere you’re referring to?

Crauzer

I remember all the the dates very well. We also have a Skype group which has probably over 1 million messages. We switched to discord only because on the 9th of January I sent a message to Yurixy on Skype that I made a Discord server for Natoken and she/he/it/idkwhattosayhere immediately made one for Mapskins.

Lexianna

That’s some awesome memory! So after what Nagiliant has done, do you still refer to him as “friend“?

Crauzer

Yes, I still do. He hasn’t done anything wrong (“Wrong”, heh).

Lexianna

Thats nice. So about Leaguecraft – authors in past interviews discussed their issues with the website. Did you face the same issues? Or maybe a special issue that they didn’t seem to mention or face?

Crauzer

I did not have any issues with the site. Back in the day Leaguecraft had very good skins until people started posting other people’s skins and started posting “NUDE 100%” skins.

Lexianna

Ah, so Leaguecraft was favortistic towards some people on it. I’m sure the other 2 authors will be very pleased to hear it favored you and hated them, xD.

Crauzer 

heh

Lexianna

Alright, well, to wrap this amazing interview up, I think I will ask you one more question

Are you married? 😉

Crauzer

Fortunutely not, since I’m 14 years old.

Lexianna

Good, good, many people would be relieved to hear that. Well, thank you for setting aside some of your time to answer my questions for the weekly as best as you could. Its much appreciated!

Crauzer

Same here, Thanks for the interview.

Lexianna

That’s it for this week’s interview everyone! I wonder if anyone is able to tell this interview was done over mobile from my end….

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My name is Lexianna, and this was all for Mapskins Weekly #11. We hope to see you next time!

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