View Poll Results: Vote for the screenshot of the month

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  • 1. Into The Gap

    8 9.20%
  • 2. Dire Straits

    35 40.23%
  • 3. As always, the Basileos' troops prevail over criminal elements

    4 4.60%
  • 4. (no name submitted)

    2 2.30%
  • 5. "Numidian Vista"

    14 16.09%
  • 6. Mommy! Someone stole my sword!

    2 2.30%
  • 7. Vader enters the Rebel Blockade Breaker

    10 11.49%
  • 8. The Moment of Impact: Hold the Line!

    12 13.79%
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Thread: Screenshot of the month poll (May 2007)

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    Default Screenshot of the month poll (May 2007)

    We had less than 10 entries, so we will present all of them here now for the vote. It's your turn now to vote and choose a winner. We will keep the poll open for a few days, maybe four or five should be enough, then we will announce the winner.

    As mentioned last month, 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:

    1. Into The Gap


    2. Dire Straits


    3. As always, the Basileos' troops prevail over criminal elements


    4. (no name submitted)


    5. "Numidian Vista"


    6. Mommy! Someone stole my sword!


    7. Vader enters the Rebel Blockade Breaker


    8. The Moment of Impact: Hold the Line!


    (For reference, last month's poll and winners' announcement: https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=84266)

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    Celtic Cataphracts!!!! Member The Celt's Avatar
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    Cool Re: Screenshot of the month poll (May 2007)

    2.Dire Straits. There's just so much going on in that picture it actually looks like a real battle. Plus Romani elites vs AS elites FTW!!!
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    Default AW: Re: Screenshot of the month poll (May 2007)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Celt
    2.Dire Straits. There's just so much going on in that picture it actually looks like a real battle. Plus Romani elites vs AS elites FTW!!!
    Ahem, Mak elites. Yes, the picture is really cool.

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    Celtic Cataphracts!!!! Member The Celt's Avatar
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    Default Re: AW: Re: Screenshot of the month poll (May 2007)

    Quote Originally Posted by Centurio Nixalsverdrus
    Ahem, Mak elites. Yes, the picture is really cool.
    Oh right, just noticed the Virgina Sun on their shields. Sorry its just I'm always playing as a western nation like Carthage or Arverni so their all Greeks to me!
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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (May 2007)

    Tough choice; Dire Straits really captures the feel of battle, but some of the others have greater composition.

    One other thing, wasn't the original goal of the contest to make screenshots fit for the main EB site? Shouldn't that mean post-processing such as in 1 and 4 shouldn't be allowed?
    "The facts of history cannot be purely objective, since they become facts of history only in virtue of the significance attached to them by the historian." E.H. Carr

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

    From the start of this contest we said that post-processing was going to be allowed.

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

    Can I suggest picoodle.com and imagehosting.com as alternatives to ImageShack because the latency for loading these images was even more grueling than the EB loading screens on a 500MHz with 64MB RAM. I did have to vote for #2 also as because it's the only scene with flowing movement.
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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (May 2007)

    Imageshack has been terrific for us over the years and while some individual members use other stuff, I don't, and seeing how I'm the one that winds up doing this when the deadlines pass each month, even though it's not supposed to be me, they will continue to be hosted by imageshack.

    I get complaints now it seems, but no one thanks me for saving them and reuploading them all so that we can use the thumbnails each time to make sure the loading times for this thread are a lot smaller. bah.

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    Asia ton Barbaron mapper Member Pharnakes's Avatar
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    Smile Re: Screenshot of the month poll (May 2007)

    So who is supposed to be doing it?
    Asia ton Barbaron The new eastern mod for eb!

    Laziest member of the team My red balloons, as red as the blood of he who mentioned Galatians.
    Roma Victor!

    Yous ee gishes?

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

    Sorry, but that's not the issue - it's only mentioned because I am the one posting and so I get to choose what the image host will be. It gets done, that's what matters out here.

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

    Sorry, I am a very sarcastic person and was just joking in reference to the EB loading times and latency. Although it is laggy, I wasn't trying to undermine your efforts and the EB team has done more as a modding community than I've ever seen in my life.
    I'm Batman!

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

    I was enchanted by the Numidian Vista and this is what I voted for. The other pics are very good for most part, still that one caught my eye.


    You like EB? Buy CA games.

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

    It was a though choice, but I finally settled on number 8. The mood of the picture appeals to me. I can almost imagine myself being there.
    Pandas are cute and cuddely.

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

    The easiest choice so far in all SotM polls I've voted in. The only competition Dire Straits really has is the Numidian one, but IMO the latter loses out because of the visible UI. The unit cards I could live with, but the map... *shrug* Very nice otherwise.

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

    Yay! the Poll is gonna close on the same day I graduate from High school!

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

    In defence of my shot having UI, my game is set up with the f5-f8 keys triggering pause, 1*, 2* & 3* speed instead of toggling the UI.
    Also I hadn't expected to be taking that, just as I took in the view from their viewpoint, I noticed it was a really pretty setting & had to grab it.

    Plus, I kinda like the way the UI brings me back to the fact I get to play this
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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

    It looks like "Dire Straits": has won.


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

    Congrats Megas Pyrrhos! I'll get the sig banner posted today.

    It's a graduation present from EB!

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

    In my shot something might be out of place that i cant quite get a hold on to. Help appreciated, thx.
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    Default Re: Screenshot of the month poll (May 2007)


    Nice one.


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

    The third legionaire from the left is holding his sword in a very ahistorical fashion..where is EB's evidence for such a thing?

    The team should be ashamed


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick
    The third legionaire from the left is holding his sword in a very ahistorical fashion..where is EB's evidence for such a thing?

    The team should be ashamed

    i cant believe how freaken right u r man. Can┤t believe this EB team.
    The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

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    History repeats itself because CA wasnt listening the first time (or any other)

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

    One of those guys is wearing a watch also.

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

    Not to mention that the Romani next to the centurion wears socks.

    That must be it, right?


    You like EB? Buy CA games.

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


    Sorry it's a day late.

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