Mapskins Weekly #14
Welcome everyone to the 14th edition of Mapskins Weekly! This will cover the top skins for Week 2 of October! ….and with new graphics!
Top skins of the week: October week 2
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.
Most Popular Mod of the Week
Most popular skin of the week
…This really is your weekly, isn’t it?
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).
Fan Favorite skin of the week is decided according to the stats of most downloads of the week on the skin.
5th – Lollipop Darius By coldteamzx
- New Model
- New Textures
- New Particles
|Votes||11 Votes 4/5|
4th – Celestine Diana By Damonix
- Base Skin
- Custom textures
- Custom Particles
|Votes||15 Votes 4.5/5|
3rd – Forest Guardian Teemo By GGRengar
- For base
- Texture change/ particle change
|Votes||36 Votes 4/5|
2nd – Soulstealer Caitlyn By Yoru
- Soulstealer Caitlyn for Base or Lunar Wraith
- Green/Blueish Particles
- Splash art
|Votes||14 Votes 4.5/5|
1st – Pumpkinhead Garen By CarnelianWrath
- This skin is for base
- New recolored texture
- Model with new elements
|Votes||14 Votes 4.5/5|
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.
I guess there aren’t any this week…and my bunny doesn’t feel like making any new members come.
Standing for next Legends:
These are the top Authors for the previous month. All of these Authors will be Legend the next month. The number 1 Legend will get a Featured section on the Hall of Fame page for the entire month and a reward. You got 15 days as of today to become popular enough to become number 1.
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 …ggRengar!
So GGRengar, how are you doing today?
I’m doing great! Thank you 🙂 How are you?
My day has been improving as it went on~
Did something happen? 🙂
I’ve been kinda lazy today with a poor state of mind, but it’s a lot better now. That’s about all I’m willing to say! So moving onto the questions that are common in the interviews, (Not like we aren’t already asking them or anything heh). Around what time did you first come to Mapskins?
To be exact my first published skin was “Blood Hunter Rengar” on the 13th March 2016. 🙂
So the champion in your name was also the first skin you made? Is Rengar your favorite champion in League or..?
He was a while ago.. From the personality yes, from gameplay no because he has been nerfed a lot and other champions were just better.. I still love him though!
So kind of like how Leblanc is my favorite champion in the game, but when it comes to actually playing the champion, not so much. (I’m more of a support lover.)
I imagine the “GG” in your name that I like capitalizing is just a reference to what people say at the end of games, or maybe a way of saying “Good game Rengar, you had a good run, but now you’re just nerfed to shit. Game over for you in the League.”?
Nice guess 🙂 The first part was right, I played him a lot and I was super strong with him for a while. My original Name was “CreatedShadow” but since I played him so much and really liked him I renamed myself. As I did that I played a lot of Riven, too.
I still like your second guess 🙂
Maybe I was looking too much into it with my second guess.
No it’s fine :smiley: Sometimes you gotta be creative.
So now that we’ve gone over your name, would you like to tell the wonderful fairy tale that is how you came to Mapskins?
Sure. Sit down, get comfortable and listen up because I am about to tell you the story of the great and mighty ggRengar!
One day, a boy (which real name is still unknown) thought about the future. “What do I want to do when I grow up?”
He knew that he wanted to do something what requires great creativity and fantasy, something with graphic and games since he played a lot of video games and he loved them.
He came across the name “Custom Skins” and looked further into it. He thought it was really cool and looked fun so he tried it.
The biggest and most promising website for that was called “Mapskins” and it was really nice and smooth to get into skin making.
The people were nice and explained some points to him when he had questions.
The boy never thought that it was that easy to just create a whole new feeling when playing with the new designed character so he did it again.
And again. And again.
To be continued… Maybe.
D’awww, a lovely story
Thank you. I hope I didn’t miss any important points )
I wouldnt know if you did or not~ So there’s something I’ve been meaning to ask you..
What did the interview of Mapskins weekly 12 make you feel? You were kinda pointed out in that interview by the person I was interviewing, after all.
It’s really heartwarming to see that I inspired some people to make custom skins and that some of them grow SO fast, such as King!
He grew faster than me and I am known for the “fastest growing member” in the Hall of Fame. I should resign and give that to King because his skins are absolutely amazing
and I think he has something that I don’t have (I won’t do that tehee :p). Like.. A special feeling for colors or something. I absolutely love his skins!
On the other hand reading that my skins were used to test out certain Riot Skins made me feel kind of bad because that’s not what I wanted.
Given the opportunity I have decided not to do any Riot -> Base skins anymore, even if it hurts my popularity but I want to be seen as skin creator and not as a free skin machine.
The good & the bad, but honesty is the best policy. Unless you’re Jace, then you need to contain yourself because thats some savage shit.
Who is Jace? o:
I am sorry :c
You’ll have to apologize to the audio girl for that one.
Sorry audio girl!
When you joined Mapskins, what was the experience like? Was Pentaking around to be your parental figure and help you out or something?
Pentaking helped me out a lot in the beginning until I could “stand on my own feet”. Also a friend of mine made my skin spotlights and Pentaking liked it so my friend made some for him too.
Soooo we both took benefits out of that! 🙂
Was this a real life friend, or an online friend?
A real life friend. I know him from school :smiley:
Omg that’s great! I’m so happy for you! That must be pretty cool!
Yeah it was really nice since he enjoyed doing that and I saw that he is really talented when it comes to editing and stuff.
He doesn’t do it anymore though.. kinda because of my side and kinda because of his side..
If that’s understandable.
Oh..that doesn’t sound too good..
It’s no problem it just took too long and he got bored of it 🙂 Don’t worry! :p
Ah, okay. So from where did the idea for your “Omega” skin series come from?
To be honest.. I played Pokemon Omega Ruby at that point of time and since Groudon in that “Omega” form looked kinda Mecha-Ish I came to the name.
Ah..so the color scheme wasn’t based off anything in particular, was it..? I don’t really play pokemon or know much of pokemon..
Hmm.. Well it is kinda metal-ish grey and stuff.. I really enjoyed making skins with that color scheme
Alright, I think I get the gist. Whats it like for you to have created the Omega skin series, and have made so many skins there, but then one day someone else posts an Omega skin..? Whats it like for you when you start seeing other people begin posting Omega skins to the skin series that exists because of you?
In case that would happen I would be hoping that they got the idea from me and I would be glad. 🙂 I am always glad to inspire people to do something. Fun fact: The Eternum Kayle skin I did was posted around two months ago and a friend of mine (SHDRaven) started making skins too I think in September and he made a Kayle skin that looks almost identical to mine but it was coincidence-
he didn’t even know my Skin exists. We both had a good laugh!
I liked the colors of that skin, so they must’ve had as much of a brilliant mind as you. :p
Awww thank you 😀
Strong contrasts match good with black such as neon 🙂
Black & Violet though
That one too 🙂
Black fits with almost every “basic” color I think…
Of all the skins you’ve released, which would you say is your favorite concept?
Hard to say. Based on the concept only and not the way I made it was definitly.. uhm.. I guess the skins which are based off other games such as Addreal, my absolute favorite!
There is one more question I have in mind that is special to you and only you.
Sure go ahead.
The porters from what I understand are perfectly alright with you not crediting them, but I believe they would like to know regardless why you don’t credit them for “porting” the riot skins to base, since you use their ports from what I understand..Because I believe they would still appreciate the credit for doing the job of porting it.
I have never considered or thought about it and I feel bad for not doing so. Normally I credit everything and everyone if someone was helpful but I actually never considered crediting the source of my skins.
I suppose you don’t really have any true reason as to why that is?
Absolutely not. I’m apologizing from the bottom of my heart to all of the Skin porters- I have never ever thought about it really
Alright, so onto the second to last question that is completely new and totally self-centered but whatever mixes things up in the interviews~
What is it like to be interviewed by me, Lexianna?
Honesty is the best policy, just as how this question is quite opinionated.
It was really fun, I had a lot of fun and I am glad I could tell everyone who reads this how I think about certain things!
Thank you for interviewing me, it was a blast!
That just about wraps up this interview. Is there anything you’d like to say, GGRengar?
Of course I do! 🙂
First of all thank you to my mom and my fami-
Thank you to all of those who enjoy Mapskins, care about the skin creators, and
especially to those who enjoy my work! There are people who actually followed my skins
for the past 6 months and I am really grateful for that!
Followed your skins for the past 6 months? Thats amazing! In any case, thats all for this weekly!
My name is Lexianna, and this was all for Mapskins Weekly #14. We hope to see you next time!