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Mapskins Weekly #16


Welcome everyone to the 16th edition of Mapskins Weekly! This will cover the top skins for Week 3 of October!

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Top skins of the week: October 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.

Most popular skin of the week

Sleepy Hollow Darius by Savageprey

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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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Cosmic Reaver Xin Zhao by Carnelianwrath

 

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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3rd – Pumpkin Vel’koz By Yolo Hagrid

Thankfully, even the Japanese get their halloween skin.

Features:

  • New model
  • New Textures
  • Pumpkins
  • Roots
  • Green??? Lots of green.
  • Still does what any tentacle monster would do in Japan, but at a more terrorizing speed on a halloween night.
Votes 10 votes 3.5
Comments 8
Likes 2
Shares 3

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2nd – Headhunter Katarina by 

I really like the nighttime rift skin you have on, I think it’s nicer for showing off the headhunter skin, with the theme and all.😀

Features:

  • Headhunter Katarina for Base
  • Slightly changed Project Katarina Particles
  • Project Katarina Recall Animation
Votes 19 votes 4
Comments 6
Likes 5
Shares 3

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1st – Bewitching Ziggs by Heisenberg & Muvluv

Didn’t you ask to be in the weekly mate? ;D Good job on the skin!

Features:

  • New Model for Ziggs for base
  • New Textures for Ziggs for base
  • New Particles for Ziggs for base
Votes 31 votes 4.5
Comments 16
Likes 5
Shares 0

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

Championship Arclight Riven By GGrengar

Quantum Lux By Edgefrye

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EnchantingNicole:

She has joined very recently and has been promoted to Author pretty much immediately. She has become the sunshine of mapskins with her positivity as well as her motivation as love for custom skins. Check out her skins. they are all very awesome. next week she will be welcomed as an author in the mapskins weekly.

Newest Editor: Damonix

After having proven to show dedication for improving the site and deemed to be trustworthy, Damonix has been promoted to Editor. He will be working on graphical improvement to the pages (as he has already been doing behind the scenes for the weekly news and pages) as well as approving posts made by contributors. He will show more from himself over time so keep your eyes on him. he has created top notch map skins as well as amazing skins. check them out by clicking on his name.

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Kshaway :D Almost *too* spooky.

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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 …YoloHagrid!

Lexianna

So Hagrid, how are you doing today?

YoloHagrid

I’m doing good! How about you Miss. Reporter?

Lexianna

Oh you’re much too formal compared to everyone else… I’m doing alright, nothing like setting a tiny fire on what nature gives you because you’ve got anger issues when it comes to anything regarding nature…screw you and your hot rays, sun! The sun here was so bad one day that I was actually colder wearing my jacket outdoors.

YoloHagrid

I know what you mean. Sometimes you see a banana and you just NEED to throw it in the microwave..
and wow, that’s quite the hot day!

Lexianna

It would’ve been if I didn’t have my lovely jacket that protected me from those dastardly rays of light.

YoloHagrid

Describe this magical jacket! I might need one once the weather takes a turn for the worst. :[

Lexianna

Oh I very much prefer winter over summer. I love the chilly breeze in the morning, the snow that never falls, the darker days on a regular basis without that evil sun, and Penguin Amumu.

YoloHagrid

As do I, though I could be biased since my birthday is also in that season. Also, we get absolutely no snow over here.. and 50% of the time it’s almost as hot as Summer.. But knowing that I can pretend to be cold is better than burning to a crisp.
Burning. Like a banana in a microwave.

Lexianna

You’re never going to let me live that down, are you?

YoloHagrid

I shall not. Perhaps I’ll even make it into a skin..
I’ll call it ‘Lexi Soraka’!

Lexianna

Lmao another troll skin, huh? You can have Alex help you with the particles for that I think if you’ve seen his Taliyah work.

YoloHagrid

The fire one he posted in gif form I believe?

Lexianna

Oh yes. In fact, here is an even better one for the audience we love so much!
 

YoloHagrid

We’ll get him to help after he reads this interview.

Lexianna

In any case, I’ve heard you’re one of the first members to Mapskins. Would you like to tell me and the audience the story of that? I’m sure it didn’t involve any…burning bananas.

YoloHagrid

You’d be surprised by how many bananas were burnt in those days

Lexianna

Oh Soraka was insane back then, wasn’t she?

YoloHagrid

She was, she was! But nah, on a serious note. It was.. quite quiet back then. I found Mapskins on accident when I was searching for ways to get into making skins. I believe I left a comment on one of Penta’s posts and he helped me out on figuring out what I needed to do. That’s when Jibanyan Amumu was created. Yurixy accepted it and welcome me into the family! I believe only Chewy, Yurixy, Pentaking, Nyoko, Existor, Myself, and.. I honestly can’t remember, so I’m really sorry to the others that were there :c
But there weren’t many people at all. Probably 10 at most.
Then, out of nowhere, it all blew up and now Mapskins is huge thanks to everyones’ efforts!😀

Lexianna

So what made you want to make custom skins?

YoloHagrid

Well I used to get skins through Leaguecraft, and in my opinion, alot of them weren’t that good. At all. Mainly recolours that someone just changed the hue on and called it a skin. So I started getting ideas where I’d be like ‘oh someone should do this skin!!’ and that transitioned into ‘Wait, why aren’t I making them?’ and yeah.. it just snowballed from that.

Lexianna

So are many of your skins inspired from shows?

YoloHagrid

Sort of, yeah. A lot of them I wanted to implement in, mainly because I was still fresh to actually changing 3D models.. So my skins would’ve been terrible If I made them from scratch. There are a few early on that are simply my ideas. Such as Voodoo Gnar, Monolith Braum, or your favourite Penguin Amumu.
Though as you can tell from my skins, I did have a huge inspiration from shows. My Digimon series or Courage Warwick skin for example.

Lexianna

So as someone whose been around since somewhere around the beginning of mapskins, whats your opinion on their new roles, “Legend” & “Hero” & “VIP+Reporter”?

YoloHagrid

I love them! The Legend/Hero roles rewards all the great skin creators with the credit and appreciation they deserve; Whereas the VIP+Reporter role lets those dedicated fans get a peek through the window into our lives. I Think it’s helped Mapskins grow, even if it’s a little bit.
Also it gives us a reporter that burns bananas. So it’s a win/win.

Lexianna

Well-said. Reporters are the only ones with permission to speak to people as high and mighty as skin creators + the perms of the VIP, where as VIP’s only get the right to peek into their lives.. (Joking)

YoloHagrid

So basically what you’re saying, is that the Reporters are the friendly fans, whilst VIP’s are stalkers watching through the window?

Lexianna

Oh, precisely good sir. That’s how I know your weekly schedule in that bedroom of your’s.
And I can say with confidence you should go to jail. You deprive Mapskins by not providing enough of your good skins on a regular basis.

YoloHagrid

We’ll need to talk privately about this… Our love was meant to be a secret.
Yes.. That’s the ONLY reason I should go to jail. No other reasons.

Lexianna

Oh, none. wink

YoloHagrid

For that, I apologize. I’m just a busy boy who’s been stuck studying full time. It’s difficult to get the spare time to make skins. Although, I’ve figured out a routine that’s been giving me more time. This has allowed me to work on the Vel’Koz skin that was released recently, a Riven skin, a Darius skin, as well as a Map skin (which still needs a lot of work).
Also, I’m going to tell the police you’re winking at me again.

Lexianna

Oh, call me a sinner.
So how long would you say you work on skins on a regular basis?

YoloHagrid

I already do call you a sinner.
Hmm.. Ignoring the period where I barely got to work on skins at all.. Probably a few hours every day. Although I don’t really have any type of routine set up at the moment.. I probably only get a few hours a day to work on my skins. The rest of the time uni is demanding my head.
And even then I work on random skins instead of focusing on one, haha.

Lexianna

Oh? But I thought you just said you had a routine that allowed you some time for skins?

YoloHagrid

It’s more of a ‘oh I finished work early this week, TIME FOR SKINS’ style of routine.
It’s worked out for me so far this past month or so.

Lexianna

And it’s a good thing, too. It’s always wonderful to see skins for christmas, halloween, stuff like that.
Or a skin like Penguin Amumu.

YoloHagrid

It is. Holiday skins are really great! I love the work everyone has put out for this Halloween so far.
Penguin Amumu. The scariest Halloween skin to date.

Lexianna

The skin that works for every holiday. :wink: Speaking of work everyone has put out, there is one really amazing skin creator who has been working on a multitude of skins, though it is currently unknown if they are truly going to release them before halloween with recent events that will not be discussed in this interview.
This is all for the interview, so is there anything you’d like to say? Maybe a hint at what you’re working on currently..? Anything?

YoloHagrid

I wonder who this amazing skin creator is, or what skins they are working on. I guess we’ll never know.. Hmm. Let’s see. I can’t say much, but there is a certain map that starts with ‘S’, and ends with ‘ift’ that I’m making a custom skin for. I’m doing my best to make it as unique as possible, and I believe a lot of people will enjoy it :smiley:
(not trying to sound smug..)
I’m also working on a Darius and Riven skin, which as I have come to be known for, are quite ‘troll’ skins as some would say.

Lexianna

“I don’t mean to be anything but modest, but…” – Yolohagrid, translated just for the audience’s pleasure.

YoloHagrid

Hahahaha! Thank you for having me, it was an absolute pleasure!

Lexianna

Oh yes :smile:

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My name is Lexianna, and this was all for Mapskins Weekly #15. We hope to see you next time!

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6 Comments »

  1. Oh my… Now we have even animated pics inside the interview. Nice to read about Yolo. I heard he is doing even more beautiful things, i can’t wait.
    Poor Japan, always associated with tentacles😦

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