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Mapskins Weekly #17


Welcome everyone to the 17th edition of Mapskins Weekly!

This will cover the top skins for Week 1 of November, and is also the most special weekly I’m aware of ever being released!

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To be quite honest with everyone, I probably won’t work this hard on a weekly again anytime soon, but we’ll see.😀

So sit back, relax, grab yourself some coffee and some snacks. Enjoy this Mapskins Weekly, because it’s gonna be a long one.

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Top skins of the week: November Week 1

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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

DJ Zed by Timewe & Ckyel

Huh, I almost wrote “King of Kinks” and moved on with my life when I got to the “author” part, since it was posted under that name even though the authors are different.

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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Warring Kingdoms Nasus by Kingz3

Every time I take the video from  ShizzleYTB in the comment section of the post the video belongs to, I always think “Thank you for making this,” every single time, yet I always forget to try and personally tell the guy. Do you think he actually bothers looking at the weekly? Probably not.

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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10th – Firecracker Karma By EnchantingNicole

I guess with this, what comes around goes around in a burstier fashion.

Features:

  • New model for Karma Base
  • New particles
  • New textures
  • Pun Potential
Votes 8 votes 4-5
Comments 3
Likes 7
Shares 4

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 9th – Pumpkinhead Teemo by EnchantingNicole

Well, he didn’t need a skin to be a terrifying thing to see on halloween night, but I suppose it’s a nice gesture.

Features:

  • New model for Teemo base
  • New textures for Teemo
  • New Shrooms
  • Happy Halloween ^^
  • Now not only terrifying, but seasonal as well.
Votes 5 votes 4/5-5
Comments 6
Likes 3
Shares 3

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8th – Rainbow Zac by Sardonyx

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I’m not going to lie, I was extremely skeptical about your skin actually changing colors, but when I saw otherwise, I was astonished. Amazing job!

Features:

  • Changes colors over time
  • Won’t become translucent in bushes. It’s actually a bug. But still….:D
  • Changes color over time
  • Did I mention it changes colors over time? It does.
Votes 11 votes 4-5
Comments 21
Likes 6
Shares 6


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7th – Captain Katarina By EnchantingNicole

I always love the hair color changes from black –> (InsertRelevantColorHere) on Katarina.

Features:

  • Wears Captain Clothes
  • You can speak like a pirate while playing this skin
Votes 8 votes 4-5
Comments 11
Likes 4
Shares 3

 

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6th – Tracer Riven By Tuphac

Whew..that’s a fairly spicy thumbnail for the video, and I don’t think you want to hear how I pronounce your name.

Features:

  • …HD Texture!
  • …New Particles
  • …New Weapon
  • …Priced at only $1,000,000 (according to the general info)
Votes 7 votes 3-5
Comments 12
Likes 00
Shares 3


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5th – Lunar Wraith Fiora by EnchantingNicole

You’re back in this section again?!

Features:

  • New model for Fiora base
  • New textures
  • New paticles
  • New textures on particles
Votes 7 votes 4/5-5
Comments 6
Likes 2
Shares 3

 

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4th – Popstar Janna by Yoru

I would laugh too much if someone got their panties in a twist because I didn’t want to go through the trouble of google searching accent marks to copy and paste one into their name just because I don’t know if I even can do it via keyboard.

Features:

  • Popstar Janna for Base
  • Popstar Particles
  • Loadingscreen ‘n Stuff
  • You get to act like an upstuck fabulous ***** while you’re playing with this skin and be justified
Votes 14 votes 4/5-5
Comments 9
Likes 9
Shares 9

..Now if only those were 9’s were 6’s…  I’d like/comment/share a skin just to accomplish that if I ever get the chance one of these weekly post days.

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3rd – Snowday Ahri by Zigizag & Sardonyx

Sardonyx is it just me or do skins you are involved with tend to have something unusually amazing about them or that stands out?

If you’re still reading this part of the post and haven’t hit the “download” button on this skin after reaching 00:56, you’re probably not realizing the gravity of this skin and it’s feature that lets you turn into a poro.

Features:

  • You can get swarmed by hordes of poros as much as you desire
  • Popstar Recall
  • You can turn into a PORO.
  • Very winter themed.
Votes 10 votes 4-5
Comments 11
Likes 5
Shares 8

 

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2nd – Tea Party Syndra By Sardonyx & Korinee

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I want to ask the author if this gif explains the relationship between them and their skin, considering what their post said:

Features:

  • New Particles
  • New Model & Texture
Votes 13 votes 4-5
Comments 13
Likes 3
Shares 16


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1st..finally! – The Next Form Goddesses by Muvluv :heart:

Boy, you had SO much competition this week, and you still earned first place. I hope you’re proud. Also, to be honest, I kinda wanted to make Neptune my profile picture when I saw the art, so good job picking it out, and a big congratulations!

Features For Neptune:

*Whole new champion model for Kayle
*Whole new champion voices when using abilities and emotions
*New glow particles
*New Q Reckoning,W Divine Blessing and R Intervention particles
*Adjusted E Righteous Fury for sword glow particles but not flames particles

Features For Noire:

*Whole new champion model for Kassadin
*Whole new champion voices when using abilities and emotions
*New Basic attack,Q Null Sphere,W Nether Blade,E Force Pulse and R Riftwalk particles
#Special thanks to Erdemozor for helping with Kassadin’s original blade particles

Features For Vert:

*Whole new champion model for Jarvan IV
*Whole new champion voices when using abilities and emotions
*New W Golden Aegis,E Demacian Standard and R Cataclysm particles

Features For Blanc:

*Whole new champion model for Darius
*Whole new champion voices when using abilities and emotions
*New glow particles
*New Passive Hemorrhage and Noxian Might,Q Decimate,W Crippling Strike,E Apprehend and R Noxian Guillotine particles

Votes 18 votes 4-5
Comments 45!!!
Likes 11
Shares 8

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Honorable Mentions

Star Guardian Ezreal & French Maid Syndra By EnchantingNicole

Alchemist Diana By Leo

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Legend Standings:

1 Yoru
2 Muvluv
3 Existor
4 MrBrokoli
5 ggrengar

These are the current standings for the top 5 Legends. New legends will be decided according to the popularity of an author in the current and previous month. New Legends will be selected at the end of this month so you all have 24 days left to earn enough views to become our next Legend.

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Newest Author:
Enchanting Nicole

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It has barely been 2 weeks since she joined us on Mapskins and already she has created so many good skins. Her profile can be seen in the  image above. Rising faster than anyone ever has in the history of Mapskins she definitely deserves the spotlight she is getting this week. Ever since editors have promoted her to Author, she hasn’t let us down and is still continuing to making skins pretty much every day. Good luck with all your skins Nicole and hereby, Welcome to mapskins🙂

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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 …The Enchanting Nicole!

Lexianna

So Nicole, how are you doing today?

EnchantingNicole

I am doing great! :smiley: How was your day?

Lexianna

 An oddly tiresome one. Slept in, still was sleepy later on. Regardless, I would like to ask; Could one say that you like Katarina quite a bit as a champion?

EnchantingNicole

I love Katarina! ^^ She has been my main ever since I started 3 years ago. Still trying to figure out how the rework will be like however. Generally she is amazing.. :3 On the other hand I started to create a better liking to Jinx as well. They are both my favorite! :smiley:

Lexianna

Yet its ironic that Jinx doesn’t even have a skin from you with this newly-given information.

EnchantingNicole

I am never satisfied with any of my skins for Jinx because she has to be perfect. What I have created so far is not even close to perfection. Maybe some day when I am skilled enough. ^^

Lexianna

Ah, I see. It’s harder to make something for a person or character you love because it has to be perfect when it comes to them. I understand :smile:

EnchantingNicole

Precisely. ^^
Every skin I create, I am trying to keep as simple as possible so It doesn’t distract my gameplay, but still is enough to feel the change. :3
From what I have created for Jinx, I don’t think it’s a skin I would play myself so I never finished any of them. ^^

Lexianna

Kinda falls under the saying “If I’m making something not even I, myself, would ever play, then it’s not worth publishing/finishing.”

EnchantingNicole

That’s what is on my mind all the time.. :sweat_smile:

Lexianna

Better be~
So Nicole, how is it you’re able to dedicate so much time on skins?

EnchantingNicole

Uhh, I guess I am just spending time on something I love to do. ^^
I have a lot of free time since I graduated with my bachelors not too long ago, and creating skins has always been something I wanted to do! :3

Lexianna

So you’re extremely passionate, then

EnchantingNicole

You could say that yeah. ^^

Lexianna

So which of the skins you’ve made is your favorite so far?

EnchantingNicole

Captain Katarina is bae.:heart:

Lexianna

And what was the hardest aspect in her creation?

EnchantingNicole

The hardest part would be where I was blind enough to not see a part I didn’t paint the weights of.. :sweat_smile:
It was a spot I believed was the hair which I ended up re-doing 7 times.
Luckily, Pentaking was able to help me out and find the mistake almost immediately!
It made me feel pretty dumb. :3

Lexianna

You know, if you ever need counseling to help you get over or deal with the trauma that is painting weights, I would speak with Yoru. She knows the expert counselors.

EnchantingNicole

Painting weights is actually the most fun part for me :3 I get to toy around with the skeleton and make them pose weirdly. May be something weird about me.. ^^

Lexianna

A new sadistic side to you that enjoys controlling people and positioning them how you want them to, no matter how painful it could be for them?
But in this sense, character models?
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EnchantingNicole

I have heard people saying they hate the weights. Where I am just grinning because I am actually enjoying it. :3
I think voodoo dolls would be something for me! ^^

Lexianna

Most certainly!

EnchantingNicole

and yes, character models specifically :3

Lexianna

You should try it on real people someday in a situation where it’s legal.
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EnchantingNicole

 
Maybe if I ever get a boyfriend (if only…).

Lexianna

Oh my ~ In any case :3 ~ How did you find Mapskins?

EnchantingNicole

Long story short: I have been watching many videos from youtubers such as Kshaway, Trick2G, and Brofresco (and many more). All of them played custom skins at some point and it got me curious on how it’s possible to play custom skins. Through links in their videos I came across Mapskins and Wooxy. I looked through the champion skins and they were all so great and I immediately got Wooxy and starting playing as many skins as possible in 1 day, fangirling for hours about how amazing they are :3
First skin I played was a Jinx skin (as expected ^^). It was the Nerdy Teen Jinx skin made by Pentaking
 

Lexianna

Ooh! That’s pretty awesome in my opinion!
So knowing you’re such a huge fan, how would you feel if riot made custom skins bannable?

EnchantingNicole

I hope they never do since there are so many genuinely good custom skins on Mapskins which can only be played as a custom skin since Riot would never be able to make it themselves (Pikachu Kennen for example).
Personally, custom skins are 90% of the reason I am even playing League nowadays. The other 10% would be because of the game actually showing something new or different from each other game that I am playing.
Other than that, all the games are pretty much consistent and not exciting at all to me anymore. Custom skins bring back a part of that excitement.

Lexianna

I’m really the same way as you in that boat. I didn’t really play League much until custom skins came into my life, then I played a lot. Nowadays, I only play because of custom skins. Without them I don’t really have much of a drive -if any- for playing League at all.
I’m sure there are plenty of other people whom feel the same way, as well, or share our boat.
So upon joining Mapskins, the main person helping you was none other than the parental figure of Mapskins, right?

EnchantingNicole

“call me daddy” That’s him, yeah. ^^ Damonix and Alex helped me really a lot with my skins too.

Lexianna

May as well call Pentaking “daddy“..

 EnchantingNicole

they are all so amazing and I can’t thank them enough for their generosity and help to make the skins I created the way they are today. :heart:
This is what I was referring to.. :sweat_smile:

Lexianna

Lmao oh goodness! :smile:

EnchantingNicole

This is where I found it :3

Lexianna

The editors/admins are all such funny, silly gooses :smile:
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Very loveable and cute people. (Damonix & Yumiko included, despite them not showing up in the Hall-of-Fame under “Admin” on the website.)

EnchantingNicole

I totally agree! ^^
Mapskins truly feels like the home I always wished to have with all these amazing people. very welcoming and heart warming :3
(Even though I got pushed all the way close to the top waaaaaaaaaayyyy too fast :sweat_smile: )

Lexianna

Oh, most certainly…
You’ll be a legend soon enough.
So you aren’t quite at the top, but I know you will be fairly soon.

EnchantingNicole

PentaKing told me that I am amongst the popularity of the Legends already and I just sat there with a “wut face’ for about a minute before I realized what his words meant.
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Lexianna

Yup! You’re probably gonna score first place amongst the legends or something next time they get updated.

EnchantingNicole

:neutral_face:

Lexianna

…Which probably means one of the current legends will most certainly get the boot unless there’s an..exception..
 

EnchantingNicole

Yeah…it kinda makes me feel guilty… :sweat_smile:

Lexianna

But you deserve it.

EnchantingNicole

As long as they strictly decide it upon the statistics, there isn’t much for me to put into it.

Lexianna

This reminds me of one of those “Oh, but that’s so wrong, I can’t possibly take it…buuuutttt if you insist…!”

EnchantingNicole

Because I definitely don’t feel like deserving to be a legend the first month of joining.. :sweat_smile:
I wish I could be more careless and just accept everything ^^

Lexianna

Oh well.
What would you say is your favorite skin series?

 EnchantingNicole

Series? Arclight series :3
I am completely in love with the work of Yoru and all her Arclight skins are what caught my eyes the most. ^^

Lexianna

I really like them as well^^ Do you think there’d ever be a super-cool Arclight Rift or something with how many Arclight skins there already are?

EnchantingNicole

I am wondering if I will be able to play on an Arclight Rift considering how light the map has to be.. :sweat_smile:

Lexianna

Yeah..I’m not a huge believer, either..

EnchantingNicole

But if Yoru makes the map, I am 100% sure that it will be an amazing map since she is the Arclight master! :3
My most favorite skin, however, would be Celestial Morgana
by Team Royal Flush
That skin is probably the closest thing to perfection for me ^^

Lexianna

Some people in the audience may wonder why she’s suddenly saying stuff about herself despite this being an interview, not exactly a spotlight with a microphone stand for just her. In truth, I am actually telepathically asking her some questions because I am making food right now so it’s harder to type.
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EnchantingNicole

Sorry I am going too fast again..

Lexianna

Oh no please, this would be the first interview to have someone absolutely swipe the rugs from under me and have the stage to herself as far as I can remember…
…so you can go on ahead and just throw out a bunch of facts on a list about yourself you’d like the community to know.
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EnchantingNicole

I have always been the talker who wants to say everything and wants people to listen…Which is
probably something negative about me.. ^^
Reminds me of when Penta told me that I am the “voice of the voiceless”.
Sounds ridiculous but gave me a good laugh.

Lexianna

Oh no, don’t worry, you can keep going with that list, don’t mind me down here on the rugless floor.
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It’s oddly comfy down here and smells like new shoes from a store.

EnchantingNicole

Oh…uhhh…
This is awkward :sweat_smile:
 

Lexianna

It should be. I’m too sadistic to just let you run off like that and get away with it scot-free!
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EnchantingNicole

Lexianna

This is exactly the kind of die-off reaction I expected if I just let you take the microphone stand for yourself, so let’s move on since a lesson has been served, yes?
 

EnchantingNicole

Yes, Miss. Lexi.

Lexianna

And yes, this will show up in the weekly. I don’t like editing them too much because it can harm the feeling that it’s a somewhat live interview.
 

EnchantingNicole

it’s… fine :flushed:
 

Lexianna

So I’m not sure I asked this before, but what exactly gives you the most pleasure in creating a skin & posting it?
The fans? The comments? The adoration? Having something that’s your’s that you can be proud of out in the world? or the creation process itself?
Or getting to play that creation later on?
Or maybe the dreams of seeing someone playing with that skin somewhere, maybe on Youtube?

EnchantingNicole

Mainly the fact that I have created something that can make other people smile. Even if it’s just one person who smiles because of me or something I made, that’s what warms my heart the most :3
This reminds me of a person named Ellie who asked me to make either french maid or firecracker Leblanc. since she said she is a fan of me, I decided to make both.
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Because I knew it would make her happy and smile

This is all the motivation I need to continue making skins :3

Lexianna

Ooh? So you’re a creator whom is happy to make skins by fan requests?

EnchantingNicole

I guess you could say that :3

Lexianna

Alright well,
I feel that’s it for this extremely special interview.
Is there anything you’d like to add, Nicole?

EnchantingNicole

Just that I am really happy to have joined mapskins. Everything has been going so fast and I am glad to have been able to talk and work together with my most favorite creators in the world :heart:
and also, Damonix senpai notice meeeee! ^^
(Lexi here via edits – The guy in the back I’d like to say is Damonix. cx)

Lexianna

Hahahaha, that one’s a tough cookie..
Alrighty, that’s it for this interview! This creator will certainly need luck to be noticed by her senpai.

EnchantingNicole

Thank you for this! :3
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Last Words From The Weekly Writer

I had the most fun I’ve ever had before concerning the creation of weeklies, so I hope the viewers had more fun reading this one as well compared to the others!

..Especially since I spent about 5 hours and 35 minutes making this weekly, and that’s without including breaks.

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Glamouring this weekly & interviewing really does absorb time, and I believe takes a excited mindset like I had while working on this, so that’s why I won’t add as many visuals etc. as I did this one to other weeklies without good reason and adequate time given to me, not even to mention that this sort of thing should be kept special! (Time isn’t usually an issue anyway~) Plus, I feel the audience really got to know the writer a little more in the interview this week…

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My name is Lexianna, and this was all for Mapskins Weekly #17. We hope to see you next time!

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10 Comments »

  1. Oh god this is wonderfull honestly i thought Tea Party Syndra would be in first place but still its a nice list.😀
    And i can’t believe I got mentioned in this!! I got really happy and thank you for featuring me here.
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  2. Yup, I do check this weekly things, they come on my e-mail ahah!😀

    It’s a pleasure to do the videos for this great skins, they’re the real heros!

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