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Suggestion New Skins & Levels. No New Skins In 4 Years?

Discussion in Server Suggestions & Bugs started by ..::Enthralled::.., Mar 1, 2017

  1. Aug 11, 2016
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    If this thread is the most recent:

    http://plaguefest.com/threads/new-donator-skins.10062/

    Then there haven't been any new skins in 4 years, why is there even a skin suggestion thread.

    I really feel if we had 10-20 more skins added it would be more incentive for people to donate.

    Some examples I found:

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    ZOMBIE SKINS:
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    I was also wondering why isn't there a leveling system where we could gain skill points to increase things such as "speed, bullet damage, grenade damage, jump distance, health." I think this would add another fun element to the zombie server so as you level up you get points to spend and can increase your stats. More incentive to play as well.

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    Thanks PF team!
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    • Apr 9, 2007
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      • Mar 26, 2012
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        I always forget the reason we don't have new skins. Limitation to how many we can have?

        I wouldn't mind old ones being switched out with new one. It would be refreshing. To make space, maybe we could switch out rarely used skins such as level 3 or 4 only skins, or make them available for donators to use? As far as I know, Kyro, PeNguiN, and I are the only three active in game LSAs, and I don't use the Kleiner skin. If they'd be okay giving it up to make new skin availables to at least donators or even make those skim themselves available to donators, I'd be happy. Maybe I am greedy, but I wouldn't want to give them up for non donators.

        The dog on looks cool. I wonder if it would be glitchy or like the half zombie skin?
      • Apr 26, 2015
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        I'm always for adding in new skins. IIRC, its the file size of most of the suggested ones thats an issue.

        And heres Brians Input on it. If you have skin suggestions, check the file sizes on them. This one Rayne suggested could maybe work.
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          Kyro, Mar 1, 2017 Last edited by Kyro, Mar 1, 2017
        • Aug 11, 2016
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          Okay so I guess my question is when are we going to see more skins?
        • Feb 27, 2012
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          Whenever modelers make some. They don't just grow on trees :wink:

          Ideally they should fit the theme of the server. Like, imagine us having all of our British SAS and HL2 skins for humans, then we threw Hatsune Miku in there... It just doesn't fit in. The zombie dog one and i guess kinda the umbrella corp. guy could fit in.
        • Jun 4, 2006
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          This is correct. Vast majority of suggestions are rejected due to filesize alone, the rest due to looks / not fitting with the theme of the server. It's really rare when we get a suggestion that has a reasonable filesize, fits with the theme, and looks as good or better than the current skins.

          I've been thinking for a while now that gman/kleiner are a waste of download time. If everyone was cool with it I'd be all for with making them admin/donator skins, or replacing them with new skins for donators/admins, ideally something the same size or smaller. Something from the same hl2 pack they came from would be perfect. I know Eli was one we were considering but didn't make the cut at the time. We'd have to find that pack again though; I haven't been able to find it anywhere in years.

          As mentioned, most skin suggestions are too large or don't fit the theme of the server. 3 of your 7 suggestions fit the theme. One is simply a reskin of a CT so that probably wouldn't make the cut. The zombie dog might be fun but I question how the animation looks and how the hitboxes are. The trench coat soldier could work but I think we can do better. That said, these might be thrown out on filesize alone but I can't say anything on that as there's no links to download any of them.
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          • Apr 26, 2015
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            I'd be down for this.
          • Feb 27, 2012
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            i have just the Eli skin that i found a while back.
            path for model will be ../models/player/slow/hl2/eli/slow.mdl
            material path will be ../materials/models/player/slow/hl2/eli/

            I dont remember where i got it from exactly.

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          • Oct 29, 2010
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            Maybe move the overwatch elite to level 2 and give gman to level 3, kleiner for all admin/donor or w/e, a little more incentive for level 2 could be nice.
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            • Aug 11, 2016
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              I think everyone just plays for the lols but if you want to try and stick to a very zombie theme without mario, captain America and batman running around:

              Zombie Dog

              http://gamebanana.com/skins/133424

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              Shadow OPS T Skin

              http://www.gamemodding.net/en/getmod-76753

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              Yeti Zombie Skin

              http://gamebanana.com/skins/download/137296

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              Glowing Zombie Skin

              http://gamebanana.com/skins/download/133755

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              UMBRELLA LEET SKIN

              http://gamebanana.com/skins/download/119385

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              UMBRELLA CT SKIN

              http://gamebanana.com/skins/download/118400

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              UMBRELLA SKINS CT

              http://gamebanana.com/skins/download/70775

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              BANDIT SKIN

              http://gamebanana.com/skins/download/89190

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            • Feb 6, 2017
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              I like the idea of new skins.

              I've only ever seen Kleiner on very rare occasions (most often than not it's the white cyclops, as I call it), so making it available to donators would make it more useful.
            • Jul 13, 2011
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              ive been waiting to use kleiner skin all my life.
            • Mar 26, 2012
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              @Lead Server Admin Any other input about not making the Kleiner skin exclusive to us anymore? I am down.

              More incentive for level 2 would be nice or just getting rid of it to make a basic and advance admin would be cool. I think level 3 should have an exclusive skin. Everyone wants server commands and teleports; No needed extra incentive.

              I would love to see Umbrella Corp CT skins rather than stock/default skins. That would definitely fit in with the zombie theme.
            • Feb 12, 2017
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              *receives batphone message to check thread*

              I like the idea of new skins, but I know 0% of how they are created or implemented in terms of loading them into...whatever Lovecraftian contraption is used to manage CS servers. I'm pretty sure it involves dead orphan souls and an antiquarian with a lisp.

              I also recognize that there are skins people won't or don't use, so that pretty much guarantees some sort of install or load rotation, which then goes back to previously mentioned Lovecraftian contraption.

              That said, I believe we all can agree a zombie deer skin is pretty much mandatory and would drive server traffic up to YUUUUUUGE heights. People tell me, some people are telling me it's the best skin, the most luxurious skin.
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              • Aug 6, 2016
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                I would love to be able to sport the doctor skin in support of all our life savers!
              • Feb 12, 2017
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                I read this as Doctor Who skins. That's my interpretation.
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                • Mar 26, 2012
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                  He's talking about Dr. Kleiner, the LSA+ skin.

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                • Feb 12, 2017
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                  I can dream about Doctor Who skins if I want to!
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                  • Aug 11, 2016
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                    All I got out of this was Lovecraft and if I can run around as Cthulhu I'm down with that.
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