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  • 1. Death of a Nobleman

    4 4.35%
  • 2. (no title)

    9 9.78%
  • 3. Run away, run away!

    2 2.17%
  • 4.Two Bulls

    12 13.04%
  • 5. Six Hit-Point General

    13 14.13%
  • 6. Peace Has The Highest Price

    7 7.61%
  • 7. Wherever men admire courage, our names shall be known!

    2 2.17%
  • 8. The Fourth Battle for Mazaka, 236 BC

    34 36.96%
  • 9. SHHHHHH... be wery wery quiet .... we're hunting wabbits

    1 1.09%
  • 10. The Persian 300

    6 6.52%
  • 11. Missed me by THAAAAAT much!

    2 2.17%
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Thread: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

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    Default Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    We had to prune the list down a lot more this time as we had more entries than last month. The last spot on the ten entry roster was a tie, so we made just increased the entries to 11. Now it's your turn to vote and choose who wins out of these 11 entries. We will keep the poll open for a few days, maybe four or five should be enough, then we will announce the winner.

    Sorry if your entry didn't make it though. Here are some tips to improving them for next time. These aren't rules, by any means, but they will most likely help the composition of your submission:
    -Try to make sure there are no tooltip boxes visible.
    -Try to clip off the GUI on the bottom of the screen also.
    -Green arrows beneath the units don't look very good.
    -Faction banners aren't so bad sometimes, but the winners and top choices seem to be the ones without them, so keep that in mind.

    So here are your choices, in a fairly random order:

    1. Death of a Nobleman


    2. (no title)


    3. Run away, run away!


    4.Two Bulls


    5. Six Hit-Point General


    6. Peace Has The Highest Price


    7. Wherever men admire courage, our names shall be known!


    8. The Fourth Battle for Mazaka, 236 BC


    9. SHHHHHH... be wery wery quiet .... we're hunting wabbits


    10. The Persian 300


    11. Missed me by THAAAAAT much!


    (For reference, last month's winners' announcement: https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=82554)
    Last edited by Teleklos Archelaou; 04-28-2007 at 03:57.

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    #4 is very good, my vote is for it. My only (very little) drawback against it, is that half of the ptolemaioi banner in the right misses the frame.

    The only thing I really dislike about the rest of the photos, is the repeated motiv, about 4HP generals running away... in 3 pictures... even though they`re good captions...

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    I ensured my defeat by voting for The Fourth Battle for Mazaka 236 BC. I'll give my drawback for #4 when the winner is certain.

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    It was a difficult choice: Sheep's Seleukid General, or the Battle lines...

    But my vote goes to 5). The way the pursuing horses are lined up compared to the generals body, and the fact that this sharp picture was taken at full speed, plus the sword thing...
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    6. Very touching.
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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    It was hard to choose between #4 and #8; I voted for #4, but #8 seems to have taken an overwhelming lead.

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    Definitely numba 5.

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    I voted for the alexandrianesque number four.

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    this time i'm for the main stream... so voted 8, but liked 4 and 9 too

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    The Fourth Battle for Mazaka, 236 BC

    IS DA S***!!!!

    that joint is sick looking... it more than earned my vote


    p.s Quick question for the EB team, was my picture submission in too late????

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    We had an internal vote to determine the top 10, though the tenth was tied so we included 11.

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    #8 has a ten vote lead so I can say this without, figuratively speaking, taking a dump on my doorstep. Two Bulls was copy/pasted through Paint, so you can almost count the pixels. Lesson to all, use something that is not Paint.

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    Quote Originally Posted by Thaatu
    #8 has a ten vote lead so I can say this without, figuratively speaking, taking a dump on my doorstep. Two Bulls was copy/pasted through Paint, so you can almost count the pixels. Lesson to all, use something that is not Paint.
    nahh my friend nahh.....I usually don't do this, but I can't let you lie to yourself like this.....

    I know Paint ain't the fancies and best image-producing program out there. But that is not what made #8 have a 10pt lead.

    #8 was simply a super well placed shot showing an entire battle. PLUS the angle, the order and chaos of the phalanxes fighting, the landscape, the troops covering that far away landscape, etc... made #8 have a 10pt lead over Two Bulls. Don't ge me wrong, 2 Bulls is AWESOME! but u can't blame its lack of preformance on Paint.

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    don't undervaluate the Paint conversion process from bmap to jpeg, sometime converting a picture in jpeg from Paint instead than PShop, you obtain a nice screen shot, a sort of "free" effect of that cheap paint program (pheraphs it could be the hight compression rate of the mspaint jpeg).
    Best for me is to edit images in photoshop, and than convert them to .jpeg in mspaint....

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    Yep, and Paint is easy to use for the not so gifted people doing Picture Editing.
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    Default AW: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    I used Paint for cutting the UI, for the transformation to jpg I used Irfanview.

    Btw, I made some real nice (real life now) pictures with a very basic camera. I think 80% of a picture is about the motif, and not about technique. ("Two Bulls" has a very good motif, too.)

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    im agree, the motif and the capture angle is more important for me, and for cut and past mspaint is very fast, expecially if you open more than 2 session of it (cut from a session and past to another)

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    I chose number 6. That picture really spoke to me. It... It touched me. And it gave me a fierce sense of pride, thinking of the Norwegian "Gutta på Skauen" ("Men in the Woods") fighting the Germans' claim for Norway's independence in World War II. Not to forget all the others who lost their lives, Axis or Allied, who lost their lives on foreign soil for no reason at all, other than some lunatic's thirst for power and domination.

    One can forgive, but one must never forget.

    Sorry, I got carried away. Entry #6 gets my vote, although the screen of the Battle of Mazaka was pretty epic and very good in its own right. All the pictures were of high quality, though. Good job this month.
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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    I voted 8 and I even have my own entry, cant we just give 8 an award now and vote out of the others, so they have a fighting chance


    hey someone gave mine a vote... kudos to you whoever you are you have excellent taste
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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    Can we title #2 "What's in YOUR wallet?"

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    ^ Exactly my thoughts.

    I voted for #8 because it's epic and intense.

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    Oh, I'm not saying #8 is better than #4 because of the quality. It's just something that hits MY eye each time I look at that pic. Artists always critisise their own work, it's trendy (as is pretending to be an artist). The birds eye view of the Mazaka pic is awesome and got my vote.

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    I know what you were saying, Thaatu, though I think you were too hard on your own. There were some amazing pics this month guys, I hope we put several of them up on the EB.com gallery.
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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    #5 is awesome.
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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    *Proposes an alliance of all not #8 entries unite to defeat the hated enemy*

    I shouldn't have to live in a world where all the good points are horrible ones.

    Is he hurt? Everybody asks that. Nobody ever says, 'What a mess! I hope the doctor is not emotionally harmed by having to deal with it.'

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    Default AW: Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fondor_Yards
    *Proposes an alliance of all not #8 entries unite to defeat the hated enemy*

    Come on! I have lots of hollywoodesque epic screenshots on my HDD, but next time I am going to try something different, so hopefully you won't get demoralized so soon.

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    Default Re: AW: Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    Looks like we have a winner folks! This month was a little different from last month, when we had an actual tie.

    The winner for his "The Fourth Battle for Mazaka, 236 BC" entry is: Centurio Nixelsverdrus!

    If you'd like, here is a sig banner with your screenshot in it CN:



    Congrats! Now we'll be opening up a new thread for May.

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    Default AW: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    Thanks - I'll make it easier next time, I promise.

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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    Congratulations!


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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (April 2007)

    Someone should add the competition winning shots to the EB gallery. There's only the first winner there at the moment. Congratulations Nixalsverdrus!

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