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Mapskins Weekly #21


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Welcome everyone to the 21st edition of Mapskins Weekly! This will cover the top skins for Week 1 of December! Also, big thank you to Damonix for the amazing graphics that he produced for the weekly! 

Christmas event

As of December 1st, the Christmas event has officially started. This will mean that there will be many New Christmas skins on mapskins and the best of them will receive prizes. You can find the page here: https://mapskins.com/ch/weekly-top-skins/mapskins-monthly-events/

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Top skins of the week: December 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

Snowday Ezreal By Sislex

You know..it really feels to me like custom skins have revolutionized quite a bit since summertime..great job!

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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Darkstar Brand By Sabre

Surely we all knew where this skin was going within 24 hours….

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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5th – Avenger Irelia By Pentaking

Features:

  • Avenger Melissa Gold Songbird for Irelia Base
  • Recolored textures
  • Alternative blue version
Votes 8 Votes, 5/5!!
Comments 6
Likes 3
Shares 2

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4th – Atlantean Nami By Yoru

Now this skin looks epic…! Credits go to Alex for making the fin & Crauzer for the weights..! Who the hell got him a link..? I don’t know how this website works well enough apparently..~

Features:

  • Atlantean Nami for Base
  • New fishies
  • Loadingscreen n Stuff, art by Hamzilla15
Votes 16 Votes+mine, 5/5!!! 😉
Comments 18
Likes 7
Shares 1

3rd – Affimax & Asic By Muvluv

Is this from the Transformers series? I really don’t know anything. If I see anything remotely robotic looking I’ll assume it’s from transformers.

Features

  • New model
  • I would like to say new textures… but what do I know..?
Votes Too many
Comments 7
Likes 1
Shares 3

2nd – Pool Party Karthus By Ivar

Features:

  • New model
  • New texture
  • Edited Particles
  • New Loading Screen
Votes 11 votes 4/5
Comments 4
Likes 4
Shares 0

1st – Neon Strike Vayne By Baeckerskins

..Now THIS is a skin with some hardwork put into it! I don’t think anything has been worked on this hard before in the weekly….I’m telling you, some of these custom skins should be recorded in Mapskin’s history.

Features:

  • a completely new model with high quality texture from scratch (a texture to go along with it, duh)
  • a full animation set, almost every animation made from scratch as well, new posture for everything including idle, walk and attacks
  • modified rig with completely new hair bones, 8 bones for the weapons alone as well as new bones to run her jet pack for tumble
  • obviously these are animated, the weapons swap and extend and transition smoothly (ult and condemn extends the other weapon)
  • elaborate particles including manually designed symbols for passive in ult and normal and for silver bolt targets
  • pretty much every spell has fully changed particles
  • the particles and animations are installed as new files therefore other things in-game will not accidentally use them
Votes 16 Votes, 3.5/5
Comments 12
Likes 4
Shares 1

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

 Ashe as Neith By Ivarr

Nabooru As Xin Zhao By Mr.Brokoli

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New Author:

Alex131994 

Alex has been a member of Mapskins since February 10th, and sometime in the past 10 days was his birthday! Since it’s also his birthday, I, Lexianna, will be personally attending to this section and combining a bit of a “Happy Birthday” feel to this little paragraph for him. Ever since he joined Mapskins, Alex has worked diligently on many projects, though he’s abandoned several as well. What he has shown over time, however, based on what he does bother posting, is that he’s been improving his talents and broadening his knowledge as a skin creator! If you’re someone who loves custom skins that have something unique or special to them in some way as to how they’re designed or operate, you should probably check out his skins….Probably his latest one! Although he doesn’t post often, what he does post tends to be quite amazing. The main reasons it took him so long to become an author would be he hadn’t improved his post quality until recently,  and no one had recommended him yet. So, I think I’ve covered enough there…Lemme just move this cake over without breaking a nail..

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To help celebrate this, I also went behind Alex’s back and got comments from a few of the editors in all their sparkly, divine glory on what they thought of him.

Pentaking

“I really liked talking to him. If I look back at teams month, I only remember 4 names. You (Lexianna) and Alex are 2 of them. He seemed excited, motivated, and dedicated to learning how to make custom skins, but also overestimating his abilities.  He seemed as though he was trying to convince everyone that he was the best back then, but over the past year, he’s become more humble.”

Cursed Revenant Damonix

“He’s a nice person with skill and potential to make great skins, although time in making them can be very sparse as each skin, although high quality, takes some time.”

Yurixy couldn’t comment as she didn’t know Alex well, but upon my recommendation to Yurixy of Alex, she looked more closely at Alex’s work, and felt Alex deserved being promoted to Author as a result, so interpret that as you will. We’re glad to have had you at Mapskins, Alex. Congratulations, and happy birthday from the members of the weekly!

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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 …Alex! The birthday boy!

Lexianna

So Alex, how are you doing today?

Alex131994

Living the dream!

Lexianna

And what would that dream be on your birthday?

Alex131994

I’m just doing better than any other day recently, I don’t see any dreams, unfortunately. How about you, Lexi?

Lexianna

My dreams are on the floor, shattered into a hundred million pieces like the twin towers…
I’m joking, I’m joking!
I’m pretty good!

Alex131994

Hehe..
You got me there for one sec..

Lexianna

Please.
Anyway, how about we go waaayyyy back in time together, yes?

Alex131994

I always loved time travels, especially as a little kid, so that would be great ^^

Lexianna

Okay, well, we’ll be going back in time to February! Do you remember that time period?

Alex131994

Of course I do, I ain’t that piece of antique yet.

Lexianna

Thats good! Thats good!
So then you remember when you participated against me in Pentaking’s little competition from back then..?

Alex131994

I’m afraid you will have to refresh my memory a bit, I just aged 1 more year today and burned a few more brain cells.. ^^

Lexianna

Hah.

Essentially, it was a little contest or competition where whoever earned the most points would earn tier-based rewards if they made 1st, second, or…

Well, I don’t remember the rest since I won first place for second tier rewards.
But I think I earned first place rewards in the end because, well…
You could say he found out where I lived and pointed a gun to my head..
Making me confess that I had an EUW account.
At least, I think thats how it went..I don’t recall the details..
But according to my sources…you had participated in this contest. I know you didn’t just let a lady win out of your good heart when you didn’t know her… White knighting is like, soooo lame, and soooo last century…

Alex131994

Like I said, I’m not an antique… Yet! :wink:
 To be honest, I cannot remember I participated to this contest… but even if I did, I’m sure I must have let you win out of my good good heart. :sweat_smile:
What’s important is that you won.

Lexianna

 Well, anyway, if I recall, you joined Mapskins around the same time as I did..

Alex131994

Yes, I remember that.

Lexianna

Anyways, we’ll move onto the less important stuff now that we’ve asserted my superiority over you in that competition or contest. Whatever he wants to call it…
So how did you get into custom skin creation, Alex..? And when..?

Alex131994

I can’t deny your superiority indeed!
it’s quite a long story buuut, I’ll try to be short so take a sit while we go on a magical journey about 4 years ago..
magical“, haha anyway, where was I?…Oh ^^

Lexianna

Even farther back in time..

Alex131994

 So I started playing League Of Legends around in mid 2012, after the summer time actually, because a friend from university showed me this game.
At first, I wasn’t sure if I was gonna like it or not, but as the curious gamer that I am, I gave it a try! ^^ Needless to say, I got “addicted” quite fast to it :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: and so my “career” in League started.
I used to only play League till early 2015, when in January I think, I realized that it might be good and fun to play (not in my current division back then tho :stuck_out_tongue:), I started feeling as though I was losing my interest in it, like I was missing something.
So it was around February 2015 that I got myself into the forums/boards of the League community making random champion full concepts and skin ideas. Note that I got this interesting idea by randomly searching through the League forums one day and seeing how many really good concepts existed there by talented people and how much other people loved all these ideas! So, I wanted to become part of this community and contribute myself, too! ^^

Lexianna

Aww, is that so?

Alex131994

I used to do this for like 8 months, till again I felt like I could do more and be more creative… so I searched for other things I could do on League, and then that was the time I came across custom skin making for the first time, around October 2015. ^^ I found this software for installing custom League skins named “SIU” and as exhilarated that I was, searched about the whole idea behind it to uncover all its secrets! :stuck_out_tongue: I had also found that other website for custom League skins we all know :smirk:, and I started downloading like a true maniac dozens of skins every day from it, as if I was trying to cover all the lost time till that day.

Lexianna

Same as me when I found Mapskins.
<_>

Alex131994

Though, I quickly realized that many of those skins provided there were not working well, so, the idea of making my own custom skins got stuck into my head, but unfortunately I hated the way SIU worked and that held me down from doing it.
Fortunately, I found Mapskins from my searches (google was my friend :stuck_out_tongue:) around January 2016 in order to replace this ugly software. xD I immediately gave it a try and loved the way it worked! ^^
Wooxy was my new best friend! :smiley:
Hehe, you seem quite silent Lexi, has my story thrilled you so much that you are left speechless already?

Lexianna

I was listening like the good little cookie I am, totally not hoping Santa doesn’t notice me, forgetting that I’m still on the plate.

Alex131994

xD
Well, from that point, you could say I found my way into the Mapskins website and into Discord as well, something I had honestly never heard of before
I believe you know the rest of my story from that point, after all, you were here! :wink:

Lexianna

Supposedly, and I did stalk the Mapskins chatrooms like a little bunny every single day up until Summer began and then resumed when Summer ended. I, too, did not know what Discord was until Pentaking revealed it to me because the great Yurixy wanted to meet me!

Alex131994

I remember, your absence was intense.

Lexianna

Was it really that big of a deal or something…?

Alex131994

Nah, nobody missed you, we didn’t even notice! Of course it was quite a big absence! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

Lexianna

Very conflicting stories I hear from you…

Alex131994

you don’t really see a person with a personality like your’s every day ^^

Lexianna

Pft, you’re one to talk.
So, what makes you desire to have something very unique about your skins..? What inspires you to work so hard to come up with new ways of making them..?

Alex131994

From a little kid, I learned how to be very much competitive regarding various situations extending from games to even sports… I guess you could say I live for the competition and the adrenaline most of the time.
This has always been a motive to me, so when I first starting making custom League skins, I started with a base idea and swore myself to stay loyal to this base idea forever, otherwise the time for me to leave would have came.
What this base idea is, is that in order for me to always stand out from others, I will always keep improving my work till it reaches up to a point that is beyond my capabilities (i don’t believe in the illusion of perfection :confused:)! Basically, every next skin of mine, must always be much better and beyond any comparison from my very previous skin.
That has always been my main motivation, and making people enjoy their gameplay and smile of course, I looove smiles! :heart:
Lately, I have to say I’m truly testing my limits but I believe I have found new ways to further improve my work!
What about you, Lex? What is your main motivation?

Lexianna

Yes, well, I remember when you would put a knife to my neck and threaten me to hurry up and smile…

Alex131994

I did ^-^ sorry for that

Lexianna

My main motivation?
People.
Everything I do can only be done for other’s in some way, directly or indirectly.
Unless it’s a necessity.
The more motivation I need, the more people I need.

Alex131994

I see, well, I tend to always enjoy your work both in Mapskins and Discord all this time… and I strongly believe our audience, assuming they are still with us :stuck_out_tongue:, believes exactly the same.
So, that brings out the time for me to ask you one quite important question my friend ^^… How would it feel to you if I asked you to make a custom League skin with me? And yes, I am indeed asking you right here in front of our audience.

Lexianna

You devil you’re bringing me on stage now with this question because I didn’t answer it earlier when you got back!

Alex131994

I am only doing it for your own good, trust me… hihi :3
Still, I believe our audience needs an answer, dear.

Lexianna

I suppose it’s a nice gesture, and I’d do it If I could really do anything worth a damn concerning the creation of a custom skin..

Alex131994

Leave that to me, I can teach you everything I know. ^^

Lexianna

Teach me? Now you’re getting yourself into more than I feel you realize…

Alex131994

I can see you are trying to avoid answering my question but I ain’t giving up, I believe you already know that. :wink: Besides, I only offered to help you understand how things work and contribute to making a new custom skin.

Lexianna

Alright, I’ll assist.

Alex131994

You see this guys? someone pin this message, quick! ^^

Lexianna

A shame no one could possibly do that since this isn’t the Mapskins Discord…

Alex131994

Well, it would be my pleasure working with you.
That reminds of the one person I owe sooo much to here!
He basically taught me many things when I first started making my custom skins and kept my passion alive ^^
YUHUUUUUU! i’m talking about you BaeckerSkins! :heart:

Lexianna

How exactly would he have done that..?

Alex131994

He literally spent many hours helping me understand how to make new models and taught me many things about skin making, at a time I was having many difficulties making them work.
He showed me an exceptional dedication that I believe I tend to use myself too now, mostly thanks to him, when helping other people.

Lexianna

I don’t think I ever met the guy or conversated with him, but he sounds pretty cool.Well, I think this is where we should conclude this interview, as it’s been fairly long as is I think..?
Do you have anything else to say..?

Alex131994

Except that I really enjoyed my time here with you? Yes…

Lexianna

Quite the flirt, as per usual.
Anyway, be back next time with:
Mapskins Weekly #22 – Lexi learning how to custom skin. Again. Cause she didn’t learn enough the first time.

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My name is Lexianna, and this was all for Mapskins Weekly #21. We hope to see you next time!

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