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ATP [Graphics Makers Tour] US Open series 2010 Congrats Nadine (Dini)

Rita
08-09-2010, 01:16 PM
ATP Graphics Makers Tour
US. Open Series

http://i37.tinypic.com/28i47jq.jpg

Welcome, GMT Players, to the 8th ATP Graphics Makers tournament - US. Open series


You can commit in this thread, as either a Designer or a Judge, until , Sunday 15th of August.

To commit as a Designer, simply write Designer-IN, and Judge-IN to commit as a Judge.


Anything you'd like to ask, just ask it :)

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Certinfy
08-09-2010, 01:28 PM
Judge-IN.

Rita
08-09-2010, 01:31 PM
The rules are the same but there has been a slight change to the voting system

<ATP Graphics Makers Tour>

(all IMPORTANT words are in blue)

(all LINKS are in bold and underlined)

(all comments regarding THIS TOURNAMENT ALONE are in italic and orange)




:: What is GMT about? ::

The gameplay of ATP GMT consists of two things:
1. Creating tennis graphics
2. Judging (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7994506&postcount=11) those graphics
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:: Who can play? ::

Designer - anyone with a graphic editing program. (such as Photoshop)
Judge (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7994501&postcount=10) - anyone.
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:: How do you commit? ::

Simply write "DESIGNER - IN" or "JUDGE - IN" in the GMT Tournament Commitments Thread (in the Games subforum).
(each Tournament has three threads: 1. Commitments, 2. Qualifications and 3. Play)
(GMT AO '09 doesn't have a Qualifications thread)
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:: What's the first thing you do when entries are closed? ::

The first thing you can do (it's optional) is to think of a Task (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7994480&postcount=7) to send for The Task Pool (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7994486&postcount=8).
The Task Pool is a collection of player contributed Tasks, one of which is randomly drawn for each GMT Main Draw match.

Both Designers and Judges (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7994501&postcount=10) can send in tasks.
Your deadline for sending in Tasks is the start of ATP Main Draw play (usually Monday).

(for this tournament(AO '09), since we're a week late with opening the thread, you send in tasks WHILE commitments are still accepted)
(also, because of the small draw, send in 3 Tasks, not one)
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:: Are there Quallies? ::

Yes.

But not for this tournament, so I'll do this write-up for the next one.
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:: What's the format of the matches? ::

Just like in an ATP Tournament. One-on-one, best of three sets matches based on the Draw.
Winner goes through to the next round.

(In the AO, due to our small draw compared to the ATP draw, we're playing a Round Robin format until the semis)
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:: When does play start? ::

Instead of before, GMT starts AFTER the first ATP match of the first day ends.
Basically, it starts as soon as you can get pics from the first match of the day.
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:: What's the deadline for sending in graphics? ::

24 hours after GMT play starts.
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:: How many graphics do you design for each match? ::

3 graphics. One for each set.
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:: How do I send in my graphics? ::

You should first have an account opened with an Internet website that hosts photos.
Tinypic and Imageshack are recommended.
Photobucket has your username in the link, so avoid that.

After you make your graphics, upload them to the hosting site you're using, and then send the links to them to the Manager by PM, before deadline.
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:: After I've sent my graphics, how are they judged? ::

They're judged one by one, set by set.

For the 1st set, both yours and your opponent's 1st graphic are posted by the manager on the Play thread.
Then each one is judged for 8 hours.
Anybody can vote, except if you are participating in that match.

Vote on which graphic you like best, rather than for a friend – this is not a popularity contest.

To vote for Graphic A post: Match X – G1 for Graphic A
And Match X – G2 for Graphic B

You may vote only once per set.

When you vote, you MUST vote for all matches in progress or your vote will not be counted

You cannot edit your vote once cast; any edited posts will be discounted.

Everyone posts their scores on the Tournament Play thread.
To determine The Set Score (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7994515&postcount=13) of the 1st set, all the votes for each graphic are added together If players are tied, 3rd set is played.
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[SIZE=5]:: Can I be both a Designer and a Judge? ::

Yes.
Every Designer is automatically entered in the Judges List.
You can vote on every match but your own.
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:: Which format should I make my graphics in? :: There are 4 formats you can choose from in [GMT]:

1. Avatar - 144 x 168 px
2. Signature - 800 x 260 px
3. Standard - 500 x 350 px
4. Poster - 500 x 500 px

This is only different in the Finals, when both designers make a Wallpaper(800x600)
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:: Does GMT have a specific format for set tasks? ::

Yes.
Every 1st set task is drawn from THE TASK POOL.
Every 2nd set task is a graphic of A MATCH in the ATP tournament, which the manager designates.

Every 3rd set task is a choice between A MATCH OR A PLAYER currently playing the ATP tournament.
(see details about Tasks (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7994480&postcount=7))
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You can also see the Colour-Coded Schedule of a Tournament here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7994470&postcount=5).


Anything else I missed let me know. ;)



Special thanks to Maya for the rules :hug: we miss you tournament manager :bigcry:

Davodus
08-09-2010, 01:43 PM
Ok momo, Judge-IN :p

:Zaz:
08-09-2010, 04:43 PM
Judge-IN

(ummm can I request to be sent reminders to vote, s'il vous plait :D, it said that in Maya's bumpf)

Dini
08-10-2010, 02:39 AM
designer - in

Guille.
08-10-2010, 01:01 PM
Designer-IN

habibko
08-10-2010, 08:33 PM
Judge-IN

Rita
08-11-2010, 02:53 PM
Don't be shy people join in :angel:
It's just for fun ;)

Nadine and Guille, in case no more designers committ do you want to play a three set duel or a five set duel?
(I presonally vote for a thrilling five setter :angel:)

Edit: you can send task ideas to me or Nadine. As stated in the rules tasks can be about anything tennis related i.e: Biggest mug in the cincinatti tounament. :p

ellen_
08-11-2010, 04:56 PM
Judge-IN :)

*Raine
08-11-2010, 05:12 PM
Judge-IN

Dini
08-11-2010, 06:36 PM
Yeah, I'd go with a thrilling five setter too. :p

But give it a couple more days. Hopefully more people can commit. :tears:
I'll send you my ideas in a couple of hours.

Guille.
08-12-2010, 01:05 PM
five setter is ok with me too:p

Rita
08-12-2010, 02:17 PM
Yeah, I'd go with a thrilling five setter too. :p

But give it a couple more days. Hopefully more people can commit. :tears:
I'll send you my ideas in a couple of hours.

Hopefully :o

straitup
08-13-2010, 03:28 PM
Judge-IN ... I'll have to read over everything later, sounds cool

Ivanatis
08-13-2010, 03:34 PM
judge in

solowyn
08-13-2010, 04:55 PM
Judge - IN.

:yeah:

lunahielo
08-13-2010, 04:57 PM
Judge-In ~~

Luna :wavey:

Eden
08-13-2010, 05:11 PM
Judge - in :)

Rita
08-15-2010, 09:00 PM
Judge In

Rita
08-16-2010, 09:16 AM
Designer List
Dini
Guille

Rita
08-16-2010, 09:20 AM
Judges List

Certinfy
Davodus
:Zaz:
habibko
ellen_
*Raine
Straitup94
Deck
Hass300
Lunahielo
Eden
Rita
Har-Tru

Rita
08-16-2010, 09:27 AM
Tasks

Set 1: 144x168- Tennis Fashion

Set 2: Banner (max 250px high) -Up in the air (players in mid flight)

Set 3: Banner (max 250px high) - Change over challenge (players at change overs :aplot:)

Set 4: Free Graphic- Single handed backhand beauty

Set 5: Free Graphic- USO series rising star

Deadline Thursday 3pm Gmt


You are not obliged to use only atp players, you can use wta players for the tasks if you wish.

When i say free graphic i mean the size of the graphic is up to the designer.

Good luck :D

special thanks to habib and :Zaz: for the tasks.

Guille.
08-16-2010, 11:35 AM
I don't get the first banner task:tears:

Rita
08-16-2010, 11:49 AM
a shot of a Player up in the air you know whose feet is not exactly touching the ground :p

Guille.
08-16-2010, 01:29 PM
oh ok:p

Dini
08-17-2010, 11:52 PM
Sent :p

Har-Tru
08-18-2010, 12:21 AM
Am I too late?

Judge-in.

Rita
08-18-2010, 07:48 AM
Sent :p
Thanks :yeah:
Am I too late?

Judge-in.

Kind of :p but it's ok you're in.

Guille.
08-18-2010, 02:21 PM
Sent:)

good luck Dini:p

Dini
08-18-2010, 03:32 PM
Thanks Will. GL to you too. :yeah:

Rita
08-18-2010, 04:17 PM
Dini vs Guille.

Set 1- Tennis fashion

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu275/wllm_2/2010AustralianOpenDay1UlfTsBFmqc2lcopy-1.png vs http://i35.tinypic.com/28i2g4k.jpg

Rita
08-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Both are really good, this is really tough but I'll go with the first one, so g1


Reminder to the judges:

To vote just post g1 (for the first graphic or g2 fo the second)
One vote = 1 Game
6 games = 1 set
etc.

Vote wisely :devil:

habibko
08-18-2010, 04:27 PM
Rita, first one is the one on the left correct? so you voted for the Maria one?

my vote: Set 1 - g2

Rita
08-18-2010, 04:28 PM
yes habib ;)

habibko
08-18-2010, 04:29 PM
thanks :D

Har-Tru
08-18-2010, 04:49 PM
Sharapova vs Borg? Sorry, this is a no-brainer for me...

g2

solowyn
08-18-2010, 04:54 PM
g1, cool text :yeah:

Eden
08-18-2010, 05:08 PM
G1, even though I don't like Maria :p (But we shouldn't vote for this, right? :lol: )

I like the colour combination in the first picture, so therefore it gets my vote :)

Bilbo
08-18-2010, 05:09 PM
Can I vote for Dini? :)

Rita
08-18-2010, 05:19 PM
Can I vote for Dini? :)

:spit: No you can't. You can only vote for the graphics and I won't tell you who did what. :p

Besides the Judges have already been decided. Next time maybe? :hug: I'll let you know when you can committ as a judge for the next tournament (US open)

Bilbo
08-18-2010, 05:25 PM
:spit: No you can't. You can only vote for the graphics and I won't tell you who did what. :p

Besides the Judges have already been decided. Next time maybe? :hug: I'll let you know when you can committ as a judge for the next tournament (US open)

Ok, I didn't know the rules. I thought the names above the graphics represent the player.

Rita
08-18-2010, 05:30 PM
No, not always in order to avoid people from voting for their friends instead of taking the graphic itself into consideration.

straitup
08-18-2010, 07:25 PM
I like g2, looks vintagely classic

Dini
08-18-2010, 08:04 PM
More people need to vote. At this rate we'll be stuck in the first set forever. :p

Ivanatis
08-18-2010, 09:53 PM
g2

Certinfy
08-18-2010, 10:00 PM
G2. Maria is ugly.

Davodus
08-18-2010, 10:07 PM
i vote for....
g2

lunahielo
08-18-2010, 10:19 PM
G1 gets my vote. Not because of Maria, but because the colour combination is eye catching and well balanced. Because of this, the attention is naturally drawn to the one on the left.

Luna

*Raine
08-19-2010, 04:22 AM
g2

Rita
08-19-2010, 07:35 AM
Dini vs Guille.

Set 1- Tennis fashion


http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu275/wllm_2/2010AustralianOpenDay1UlfTsBFmqc2lcopy-1.png vs http://i35.tinypic.com/28i2g4k.jpg

4-6

Rita
08-19-2010, 07:47 AM
Set 2 - Up in the air

http://i36.tinypic.com/abkm7r.jpg
vs
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu275/wllm_2/banner.png

habibko
08-19-2010, 07:54 AM
g1

Eden
08-19-2010, 08:20 AM
G1 :yeah:

solowyn
08-19-2010, 08:21 AM
g1

Davodus
08-19-2010, 09:47 AM
G1! Great work.

Certinfy
08-19-2010, 10:32 AM
G1

Har-Tru
08-19-2010, 10:45 AM
g1

:Zaz:
08-19-2010, 12:02 PM
Sorry I missed yesterday I was without internet :( Got some now....

So G1

Ivanatis
08-19-2010, 12:15 PM
g1

straitup
08-19-2010, 01:54 PM
g1

Rita
08-19-2010, 02:08 PM
Set 2 - Up in the air

http://i36.tinypic.com/abkm7r.jpg
vs
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu275/wllm_2/banner.png
6-0

Rita
08-19-2010, 02:36 PM
Set 3- Players at changeovers

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu275/wllm_2/sharapova-and-nadal-sexy-banana-connection-rafael-nadal-12758453-1980-1024copy.png
vs
http://i33.tinypic.com/33jmu88.jpg

Certinfy
08-19-2010, 02:41 PM
G1

habibko
08-19-2010, 02:46 PM
Marat :hearts:

g2

solowyn
08-19-2010, 03:16 PM
Hmmm, g1 :)

vn01
08-19-2010, 03:22 PM
G2

lunahielo
08-19-2010, 03:23 PM
Sorry, I wasn't able to vote yesterday~~ so here are my votes for both *Up in the Air* and
the *Change Over*

*Up in the Air*~~G1 ~~not voting on the people in the graphics, but only on the design...This is a really good one and certainly represents the catagory.

*Change Over*~~~IMO neither G1 or G2 is especially good design, but since I have to vote for one or the other~~~
I vote for G2.

Ivanatis
08-19-2010, 03:33 PM
g2

Davodus
08-19-2010, 03:54 PM
I vote for G2...I dunno which to pick really, but voted for G2 because of Miaho :p hada go with her fave.

:Zaz:
08-19-2010, 04:33 PM
I vote for G2...I dunno which to pick really, but voted for G2 because of Miaho :p hada go with her fave.

Awwwww Davizzle you are so lush :p


I vote G2 too....somewhat predictably no doubt :p

straitup
08-19-2010, 06:17 PM
G1

Eden
08-19-2010, 07:23 PM
G1

Rita
08-19-2010, 07:55 PM
I've been delaying my vote all day cause I really don't know which one to choose. I'll go with g1 because I prefer the focus on that one.

G2

I'm sorry your vote doesn't count cause you haven't been voting since set 1 and also you didn't committ as a Judge :hug:

You can play next time though :awww: I'll let you know when you can committ for the next tournament.

Har-Tru
08-19-2010, 08:08 PM
g1

vn01
08-19-2010, 08:25 PM
I've been delaying my vote all day cause I really don't know which one to choose. I'll go with g1 because I prefer the focus on that one.



I'm sorry your vote doesn't count cause you haven't been voting since set 1 and also you didn't committ as a Judge :hug:

You can play next time though :awww: I'll let you know when you can committ for the next tournament.

OK. I am sorry:)

Rita
08-19-2010, 10:30 PM
Set 3- Players at changeovers

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu275/wllm_2/sharapova-and-nadal-sexy-banana-connection-rafael-nadal-12758453-1980-1024copy.png
vs
http://i33.tinypic.com/33jmu88.jpg
6-5*

Closest set so far :worship:

*Raine
08-20-2010, 08:09 AM
g1

Rita
08-20-2010, 09:35 AM
Set 3- Players at changeovers

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu275/wllm_2/sharapova-and-nadal-sexy-banana-connection-rafael-nadal-12758453-1980-1024copy.png
vs
http://i33.tinypic.com/33jmu88.jpg
7-5

Rita
08-20-2010, 09:43 AM
Dini vs Guille.

Set 1 - Tennis Fashion
6-4

Set 2 - Up in the air
6-0

Set 3 -Players at change overs
5-7

Set 4 - Single handed backhand beauty

http://i33.tinypic.com/r7iqaf.jpg
vs
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu275/wllm_2/federer-makes-a-backhand-return-to-nadal-in-their-mens-singles-finals-clash2.png

Davodus
08-20-2010, 09:56 AM
G2 :worship: Fantastic one.

Eden
08-20-2010, 10:00 AM
G2 :)

Thanks to both of you who take part in this competition. Great work :yeah:

habibko
08-20-2010, 10:28 AM
g1

:Zaz:
08-20-2010, 12:07 PM
G2 :drool:

Certinfy
08-20-2010, 12:52 PM
G2

lunahielo
08-20-2010, 01:54 PM
My vote goes to G2.

Both are excellent, but the background in G1 is too much like the G1 in *Up in the Air*. G2 is more original..good design with the light blue focal point in the center...nice balance of color and placement (words on bottom left..matching color of shorts on player)All of these elements cause the eye to take in the whole picture...

(It's obvious I am a federer fan, but this has nothing to do with my choice. I am judging only on the artistic elements of the whole presentation)

solowyn
08-20-2010, 02:35 PM
g2 :yeah:

"La creme de la creme" :lol: Love it.

Ivanatis
08-20-2010, 02:45 PM
g1

straitup
08-20-2010, 02:58 PM
I like them both but I vote for g1

ellen_
08-20-2010, 03:05 PM
G2.

Rita
08-20-2010, 08:37 PM
Dini vs Guille.

Set 1 - Tennis Fashion
6-4

Set 2 - Up in the air
6-0

Set 3 -Players at change overs
5-7

Set 4 - Single handed backhand beauty

http://i33.tinypic.com/r7iqaf.jpg
vs
http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu275/wllm_2/federer-makes-a-backhand-return-to-nadal-in-their-mens-singles-finals-clash2.png
3-6

Rita
08-20-2010, 08:45 PM
Dini vs Guille.

Set 1 - Tennis Fashion
6-4

Set 2 - Up in the air
6-0

Set 3 -Players at change overs
5-7

Set 4 - Single handed backhand beauty
3-6

Final set :worship:
Set 5- USO series rising star

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu275/wllm_2/1copy.png
vs
http://i34.tinypic.com/15h0ghi.jpg

straitup
08-20-2010, 10:35 PM
g2

habibko
08-20-2010, 10:52 PM
g2

:Zaz:
08-21-2010, 12:54 AM
G2

Ivanatis
08-21-2010, 01:13 AM
g1

kai.
08-21-2010, 02:01 AM
no one told me that the GMT was back :bigcry:

Certinfy
08-21-2010, 02:20 AM
G1

Eden
08-21-2010, 07:26 AM
G2

Rita
08-21-2010, 08:10 AM
no one told me that the GMT was back :bigcry:

I sent you an email back in June, didn't you receive it? :scratch:

solowyn
08-21-2010, 09:05 AM
g2, cool pic :D Big cheers to the designers, very pretty work, thanks :yeah:

Davodus
08-21-2010, 12:01 PM
G2

lunahielo
08-21-2010, 03:50 PM
*US Open Series..Rising Star*

My vote...G1

Reason...All of the elements of good design are present here~~colour value (good balance of light & dark), mass, excellent placement & size of subject, shape/line~~the central picture (+ lettering) is placed so the eye will move around the picture with ease~~~
IMO, the clincher is the way the background and foreground merge~~showing another element of good design, texture..(this is done really well~~~and it is hard to do on a 2 dimensional surface.) Extremely creative!!

The other design is very good, too. Nice placement, use of colour, line & mass (actually better subject matter considering the topic~)~~but I only judged on actual design.

Both of you are very talented. Thank you for entering. I know sometimes it's hard to put personal art work out there for everyone to see (It always has been for me):)
So you get kudos for this!

I hope you both will continue letting us enjoy your creativity! :clap2: :clap2:

Luna :wavey:

Rita
08-21-2010, 07:38 PM
Set 5- USO series rising star

http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu275/wllm_2/1copy.png
vs
http://i34.tinypic.com/15h0ghi.jpg
3-6

Dini def Guille
6-4 6-0 5-7 3-6 6-3



Congrats Nadine :hug: You've improved so much :eek:

Guille :hug: You'll get your revenge at the USO :p I loved your single handed backhand banner :hearts: so pretty :hearts: Great work.

Thanks to all judges as well, good job :hug:

Bilbo
08-21-2010, 07:45 PM
Congrats Nadine :hug:

Good job as well, guille :)

ellen_
08-21-2010, 08:53 PM
Well done both :hug: Congrats Nadine!

Dini
08-21-2010, 09:52 PM
Thank a lot everyone for the votes and the nice words. :hug: And special thanks to Rita for running this competition and bringing it back to life. It's been a lot of fun to participate.

Well done to Guille for some amazing graphics. The single handed backhand one truly stands out for being so simple yet so elegant and striking. Perfect pic choice. :yeah: Also liked your last Pova one - gorgeous colouring and good use of brushes. :hearts: Could definitely have gone either way.

Guille.
08-21-2010, 10:44 PM
congrats Nadine and thanks:hug: your graphics were good too:)

also thanks to Rita!

Certinfy
08-21-2010, 10:57 PM
Damn that was close.

Congrats to Nadine. :)

Thanks to Rita for running this.

And a hug for Will :hug:

Eden
08-22-2010, 09:30 PM
Congrats Nadine, but also well done to the runner-up Guille :)

I have no idea of making such graphics therefore I appreciate your creativity even more :hatoff:

It was fun to be a judge - would like to do it again :p

Maybe some more members of MTF would like to take part the next time so that we can decide from more graphics :)

straitup
08-23-2010, 01:46 AM
That was pretty cool...simple to judge but interesting to follow. Congrats to Dini and Guille, both did some fine work :)

Rita
08-23-2010, 10:23 AM
I'm glad everyone enjoyed it :hug:

Nadine, Guille and Kai, you will take part in the next tournament right? :p

Guille.
08-23-2010, 05:28 PM
yes, of course:D

kai.
08-23-2010, 09:18 PM
Congrats Nadine :hug:

I sent you an email back in June, didn't you receive it? :scratch:

nop.. :confused:

Dini
08-23-2010, 09:30 PM
Thanks Justin, Kai and Tom. :hug:

Yes, sure Rita. When does it start? :p

Rita
08-24-2010, 08:10 AM
Congrats Nadine :hug:



nop.. :confused:
Strange :o Well it is back :p do you want to manage the one for the US open?
Thanks Justin, Kai and Tom. :hug:

Yes, sure Rita. When does it start? :p

Probably second week of US open.

Rita
08-24-2010, 08:11 AM
btw Nadine who is that strange woman in your sig?

Dini
08-24-2010, 11:57 AM
It's a new coming singer from the US. She has that soulful voice that I love. :inlove:

One of my favourite songs by her:

BgZTLnqBukk

She's also covered Bad Romance by Lady Gaga:

MWe07krS8_E&feature=channel

She's one of those singers that are better live than in the studio. So much emotion.

Hope that answers your question. :p :hug:

Rita
08-25-2010, 08:33 AM
Thanks :p

Rita
08-28-2010, 10:02 AM
OK. I am sorry:)

If you're still interested in playing you can go committ as a judge in the other thread :wavey:

xohxmyx
08-29-2010, 02:37 AM
im suddenly regretting my decision to take part! all your graphics look awesome mine will look like a blind monkey with one arm tried to design something against graphics like that! =\

Rita
08-29-2010, 03:34 PM
You defeated Kai last year therefore you can defeat anybody :p
Besides your graphics have their own charm. and i'm not saying this just to be nice :p

Heners
09-04-2010, 02:06 AM
Judge-IN