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Mapskins Weekly #20


Welcome everyone to the 20th edition of Mapskins Weekly! This will cover the top skins for Week 4 of November!

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…A very much neglected section due to the fact that map skins aren’t made often…but, this week, we will finally be giving a bit of a spotlight to some of the amazing map skins which were created lately! The best one of all coming first!

Lotus Rift By Yurixy

Here, we have an absolutely beautiful rift revealed after an amazing intro animation created by the great and mighty Yurixy! The video encases 3 versions of the rift, one reminding me of night time, another I feel is nice to play with arclight skins, and Mysterious, which I think would be nice to play with using a bloodmoon skin, but that’s just my opinion. At the end of the day, it is undeniable that this map skin post had all three versions created from Yurixy’s heart, for the end result encompasses a harmonious, vibrant, colorful realm of beauty which I’m sure any couple would go for a romantic walk on if there wasn’t over 100 champions trying to kill eachother there! There was even a fantastic choice of custom skins used in the video that went well with the map! I believe Jhin would agree that Mysterious Rift was work of perfection, though insanity isn’t always satisfied, as he may want to see some blood splatters pointed towards a certain specific direction with just the right amount of spikes in it’s design across the ground or walls…

Votes 32 votes 4.7/5😉
Comments 34
Likes 14
Shares 16

The Execution Ground By Damonix

A very spooky, halloween-feeling skin that was beautifully made by the great Damonix, who, to say the least, did a splendid job with the map! By the way, I absolutely adored the addition of corpses to the map! Made it feel more deserving of it’s name.

Votes 22 votes 4.5/5
Comments 27
Likes 14
Shares 9

 Twisted Abyss By Heizenberg

The cobwebs were quite nice.. ;_;

Votes 27 votes 3/5
Comments 6
Likes 1
Shares 0

..And for anyone who missed out on the following skins but would like to play with some of the map skins some of our lovely authors have ported…

Winter Summoner’s Rift Ported By Avalon

Doombots Map Ported By My Threshous

Top skins of the week: November 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

Project Vayne By Sabre

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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 Headhunter Vayne By Savageprey

Huh…must be Vayne week with the great skins released for the champion. Or maybe she’s just not as shitty as she used to be, considering I, myself, have had some games where I didn’t be outright feeding by 10 minutes with her which is completely new to me.

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 – Mecha Yasuo By Sabre

Features:

  • New model for Yasuo Base
  • New textures
  • New particles
Votes 21 votes 4/5
Comments 13
Likes 6
Shares 2

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2nd – Scorched Earth Taliyah By Yoru & Alex131994

I…am really, really surprised that this skin didn’t make first place. Clearly it simply wasn’t impressive enough.

Features:

  • Custom Textured Model (for classic Taliyah)
  • Custom Particles (for skin and Recall) – Optional for the Recall
  • Custom Loading Screen (Background Art and Borders) – Optional
  • Custom Ability and HUD Icons – Optional except the HUD Icons
Votes 17 votes 4.5/5
Comments 8
Likes 11
Shares 2

1st – …Trash Riven ?! By YoloHagrid

…I have no words for this. :’D I’ll never look at the weekly the same again. Now it makes sense why scorched earth Taliyah wasn’t number one…

Features

  • New model
  • New textures
  • Trash can
  • Trash smell
  • Trash plays
  • Accurate representation of players who abuse the OP champion
Votes 16 votes 4.5/5
Comments 26
Likes 5
Shares 21

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

French Maid Ahri

Evil Gentleman Teemo

Tryndamere as Sven

French Maid Lux

Heartseeker Evelynn

Bewitched Sona

Arpy Anivia

Iron Inquisitor Leona

Afro-Dite Janna

Ballora Orianna

XinZhao as Nabooru

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Legends Standings:

1 Yoru
2 Muvluv
3 MrBrokoli
4 Sislex
5 Savageprey

You got 3 days left to reach enough popularity in order to become a Legend.

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Newest Author: Ivar

As you might have noticed, mapskins is being overflowed with custom skins by a specific person named Ivar. He has created a lot of remodels and is posting them like crazy. He instantly became an Author and is now publishing skins almost every day. He is a great creator that has joined us. Welcome Ivar & Good luck🙂

https://mapskins.com/author/ivarskinslol/

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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 she likes spicing things up if she can.

Interview with …Damonix!…Again?!

Lexianna

Welcome, Damonix, to your 2nd interview! How does it feel?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Dejavu!

Lexianna

Wonderful. So, Damonix, how do you think the audience will feel about this, even though half of them probably don’t remember what interviews looked like back in the day, because I certainly have made them longer as the number of weeklies grew…and changed the name I went by.

Cursed Revenant Damonix

I expect some negative feelings and some positive ones! Most probably won’t care so it’s fine >=3 it’s not Pentaking thats interviewing afterall~~ (jk)

Lexianna

Savage jokes.

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Yeshumz, so sorry~~ Aloe Vera will be brought after the interview.

Lexianna

Well, for those in the audience with negative feelings, I’m now going to offer an excuse that I don’t care for if they’re satisfied with it or not.

Cursed Revenant Damonix

So how come there IS a second interview though?

Lexianna

The reason you’re receiving a second interview is because you’re like, the first author to get promoted to Editor/Admin whose been known in the community as being an author for a long time, and was not from back in the “Yurixyworks.com” days.

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Oh well that’d explain it xD

Lexianna

While Pentaking was an author at the start of the Discord days in the Mapskins community, he was around for quite some time back when Mapskins was Yurixyworks.com.
So I ask of you, what was the transition like? The process?
Was there some sort of quiz ?
How do you think you got there?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

During my Time in Royal flush, aside from working on skins, there was a lot of working behind the scenes, helping out basically everywhere as much as possible, even behind the scenes of weekly! Through that, I ended up being involved more and more with the Editors/Admins and the website itself, so from there trust was developed and I got the chance to help out even more than I could as an Author.
At least I hope I’m of more use now~~

Lexianna

What would you say was the ratio of people whom were shocked to find out you were becoming an Editor/Admin, and people whom saw it coming?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Hmmm honestly I don’t know if anyone saw it coming, I mean I didn’t afterall ? Buuuut if I had to give a ratio ….9½/10 was shocked ?😄 bwahaha~~
What about your response after finding out ? Did you see it coming ?

Lexianna

I most certainly didn’t, you didn’t seem like the kinda personality :smile:
You were a hardworker and in that aspect deserved it, one could see it coming there, but I wasn’t too sure because you could dick on some people in the chat sometimes hahah^^
While its well-deserved and I like seeing it, Idk how the editor standards were.

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Do you think I’ve gone out of line since becoming one though ? :sweat_smile:

Lexianna

You never go too far out of line for me :wink:

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Sweet! by the law of Lexianna, I shall continue my path! BWAHAHAHA!

Lexianna

So moving away from that topic, I would like to ask you this – what do you think on Royal Flush’s recent inactivity with posting skins, because lets be honest, I am the most active member posting things now!

Cursed Revenant Damonix

It’s been a slow change, and with most Activity being brought upon statistics and weeklies, it’d make sense that you’d be the most active ^^ But it is a shame, though! I wanna bring back the good old times of working on projects together again – right now it’s been a busy time for a lot of the members sadly, so we’ll see how that goes. There is some content slowly coming along, though! So there’s that to look forward to.
How do you feel about being the most active member though, Weekly is reliant on you afterall and I know you’ve had your doubts at times~~

Lexianna

Hmm, Idk, really. Guess I’m just proof that the team lives on and isn’t dead yet, just busy = inactive :sweat_smile:

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Yush! the silent bookworm deep in the library , oblivious to the world outside continuously working hard with them translations with a humm on yer lips and a skip in your step! ^w^

Lexianna

Only sometimes when its that time of the week again to send out an owl with a roll of paper in it’s beak to you, the one who works on the graphics for the weekly, sometimes more, and Pentaking, the one who gathers the statistics :smile:

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Yer a wizard, harrietta.

Lexianna

Indeed? Speaking of magic, how would you like to tell the audience what the most interesting custom skin breakage or problem you had to face before was..? Maybe both?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Aside from Forest guardian Janna’s particles randomly being renamed…I’d say when BLND randomly stopped working the way they used to and I ended up with poros and NPC’s looking like abstract art. Very frustrating, but the more you learn, right ? Hmmm there’s also been cases of custom models not cooperating well with the champions…. Arcanist Lux I’m looking at you! ;<
That flappy butt fabric… I did not plan ahead enough with that model!

Lexianna

Hahahah, all so clearly!
So which of your skins do you think is most adored by people, ignoring past weeklies and their statistics..?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Hmmm …. I’d assume it’s Forest Guardian Janna still, But personally I’d hope for Celestine Diana haha ^^;
But I hope to break through with new skins as I go along!

Lexianna

Heheh, so what kind of process do you have for yourself when making custom skins, with your inspiration of what to make next?
Do you do anything to help get yourself to making them? Or do you enjoy it all so much that’s completely unnecessary and you just need inspiration?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Well, earlier I’d say all I needed was to mess about with the textures to make the most out of the model at hand, but the more I learn about particle swapping. model editing and fiddling about with files the more I enjoy just trying crazy combinations mixed with custom textures. Sadly, I’m not yet skilled enough with Maya to combine them myself, so it’ll be expected to be some sort of collaboration with those particular skins for now hehe, for each skin I learn something new ! There’s never a lack of inspiration, just lack of know-how.
So a special thanks to King, Alex, Nicole, ZigZag, Yurixy, Yoru and Pentaqueen for helping me learn new things and explore possible skin ideas with me ^w^

Lexianna

Thats fairly impressive. :smile:

Cursed Revenant Damonix

You think so ? =o

Lexianna

Mm, yeah, but I don’t have much experience in the custom skin making department, so maybe that’s not my place to say.

Cursed Revenant Damonix

You should totes learn!~~ Skip your education and dedicate your life to misery in Maya.

Lexianna

I’m miserable enough with Cinema 4D, and I’d need an expert named Cursed Revenant Damonix to teach me how to texture right or nothing I make will be released! :laughing:

Cursed Revenant Damonix

TO THE LIB- oh we’re already in the library.

Lexianna

I hardly have the time of day to focus on it anyway.
After all, the weekly isn’t the only thing I do each week. What, people think I just lounge about, pft, lounging about is just what someone does while they work on the computer. >_> So, if you don’t mind the weekly getting a little more..personal..with you, would you like to answer a few questions such as maybe..what was the first game you’ve ever played..?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Any specific console or game in general ?

Lexianna

Any game in general.

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Bloody roar! on Playstation 1 during a visit to my uncles back in my childhood, dragged me right into the arcade fighting genre ever since, Mmmm my beloved tekken, soul calibur. street fighter, <3333 what would my childhood be without you.

Lexianna

Someone else’s childhood, and it could’ve turned you into someone we wouldn’t love as much as the Damonix that other members and I at Mapskins so dearly love today :heart:

Cursed Revenant Damonix

HUZZAH! destiny~~

Lexianna

Now, let’s make things more specific; Was League of Leggings the first MOBA you’ve ever played..?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Tried Dota before LoL, quickly left Dota for LoL though!😄

Lexianna

I love Dota even though the shop for some reason seems complex to me compared to League’s, but I’m probably just a fckn idiot. I never play Dota though since I don’t have friends who play that game often enough. :cry: Regardless, I appreciate the game’s difficulty with bots.

Cursed Revenant Damonix

I didn’t like the “secret shop” in dota D: that to me was just stupid… no offense to those whom like Dota though ! You do you booboo.

Lexianna

So the last question concerning this little category is, “What was the first online computer game you’ve ever played”?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Ragnarok online ! it brought me into MMORPG genre and began my lust to make custom content , 2D sprite arts ftw, Also kudos to those whom remembers Ragnarok online.

Lexianna

The old, ancient one.
So, back to the topic that is even more closely related to Mapskins, have you ever been intimidated by the creations of other skin creators?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Intimidated? No😄 each to their own , as long it makes you happy to make your skin, it doesn’t matter how much skill/time was put into it. Jealous of their skills? Oh yes. verily.

Lexianna

So is that what you would say to other skin creators – certain someone obviously not included😉 – whom are insecure about it?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

It’s what I DO tell everyone who is insecure about their creations, As long you find joy in doing what you do, it’s never gonna be a waste of time or “bad”.
Of course, that doesn’t mean it goes beyond the rules , but at least you’ll carry that experience and joy to your next creation and get better !

Lexianna

Unless you’re a certain person

Cursed Revenant Damonix

Same goes for the more advanced Creators whom feels like they’ve stagnated and cant seem to find their way forward – staying in a comfort zone while enjoying it isn’t necessarily bad, either.
Unless you’re a certain person , I’d suppose so, yes. =P

Lexianna

So, I believe that’s it for this second interview of the absolutely charming and loved by many, Damonix! Is there anything you’d like to add?

Cursed Revenant Damonix

F-FOR THE EMPEROR….SHURIMA …..QWQ

Lexianna

Make Shurima great again! Rework Azir! Hazzah! Hazzah!

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My name is Lexianna, and this was all for Mapskins Weekly #20. We hope to see you next time!

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