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Introducing: JKA Secret Santa

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This is all therfiles' fault.

I'm just saying. It's all his fault for coming up with this.

 

As you may or may not have noticed, winter Christmas is coming. I intend to put up some decorations on the site in a few weeks, but I think we can do more than that. Specifically: a JKHub Secret Santa event.

 

How this works

Any registered JKHub user can participate in this (if you're not registered yet, go fix it). If you are certain you are both willing and able to spend time creating a (small) mod or present for someone, you can sign up by PMing a wishlist to the Secret Santa 2012 account. I am the only person who has access to that account, and will semi-randomly assign you another person to send a gift to.

 

To answer your first question: no, the person you're sending a gift is not the same person who's sending you a gift.

 

You will then have one month to make a gift for the person you have been assigned - for example, a neat graphic, a small mod, and so forth. If you want, you can be extravagant as giver, but it doesn't have to be something big. The gift does not have to be something that's on the receiving person's gift list, but it is of course preferable if possible.

 

Once you are done creating your gift, you should PM it to the same account. On Christmas Day (December 25th), you will be sent a gift anonymously. If you sent a gift yourself, you are guaranteed to receive one. If you fail to send a gift, you will not receive anything yourself.

 

Anatomy of a gift list

There are some reservations I should mention here. Your gift shouldn't be too large and unreasonable to create. For example, requesting a personal model to be made would be unreasonable. Sure, feel free to make something large you've always wanted into one entry on your wishlist, but have more modest entries as well.

 

You could, for instance, ask for a small mod (such as a skin recoloring), or some kind of neat graphic.

 

Your gift list should be reasonably broad or have some variation in it. For example, don't make your only request a map - your Secret Santa might be someone who has no idea how to make maps.

 

You must be a modder of some kind to participate - be it a skinner, a mapper, or even a graphics designer. You must know how pk3 files work, and how to make a JKA mod.

 

Some ideas:

  • A forum signature (Be detailed! What should it look like?)
  • An avatar (Again, be detailed!)
  • A recoloring of an existing skin (Details, again)
  • A very small, modest map (It's up to the mapper to go beyond small and modest if he/she wants to)
  • A modest model, such as a very simple saber hilt. Spoon saber, anyone?
  • A very, very modest code mod

The list goes on, but in any case, be detailed in what you want, and remember to list at least four different things you want have some variety in listing what you want, in case someone does not have the time, motivation or skill needed to fulfill a specific request.

 

So, in short

JKHub is doing a secret Santa event, orchestrated by yours truly. To sign up:

  1. Be capable of making a small mod or graphic. Know how pk3 files work.
  2. Be absolutely sure you have the time and motivation to create a small mod or graphic for somebody anonymously
  3. Send a PM to the Secret Santa 2012 account listing some things you might want. Do this before Saturday the 24th of November.
  4. You will receive a PM from the same account with details of how to proceed, as well as someone's wishlist, at some point on the 24th.
  5. Make a small mod, graphic, or otherwise neat thing for the receiving person and send it to the Secret Santa account before the 23rd of December
  6. Receive your gift on December 25th :)

Gifts are not allowed to be physical (don't send someone a book, socks, etc), should be JKA/JKHub-related, and there may not be any money involved from either party for obvious reasons.

 

JKO-related mod requests are unlikely to be honored, but hey, who knows, maybe you'll get lucky.

 

That's all, hope to see some signups :)

 

Update: I've removed the requirement to list at least 4 things in your gift list. Still, remember to keep it broad enough to accommodate for people's potentially varied skill sets.


By Caelum, in Community News,



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What if a coder receives a wish list full of skin requests and stuff?

Or um you know, maybe not a coder <.< >.> That was a randomly selected modder, yep.

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That's why it's semi-random - I try to match people's requests and skill sets somewhat.

 

If there's nothing on the gift list you can work with, you can just make them something else you think they'll enjoy that's not on their gift list. You'll know who you're sending a gift to. On that note, I trust people participating to be gentlemanly in regards to their gifts, regardless of what they get. :P

Sure if you say so, but there's also the fact that code mods, maps and anything other than skins would face a problem.

Anything too small will be boring and dull, anything too big will take way too much time :D

Although 1 month is plenty of time, I guess...

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One more thing, can people just like, generalize?

For example, "I want something related to trees".

Do we /have/ to be specific?

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Something related to trees? Sorry spior but you're not getting my Neti model if that's what you're hoping for :lol: J/K :P Well this event seems to be very intresting and generus :D

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There's no need to be specific if you don't want to be. In fact, I'd go so far as recommending one has at least one thing on one's wishlist that's something general like "something related to trees".

 

On that note, remember, 4 items on your wishlist is a minimum, not a maximum. You're welcome to have more if you think of more.

. . . so is that a yes or a no?

My question was, do I really need the minimum of 4 when I will be fine with whatever as long as it's related to trees?

DISCLAIMER: I don't want trees for Christmas.

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Sounds good, but what could I possibly want? I can't just create something without getting anything myself since then there'd be more presents than receivers...

 

I'd be fine with doing a model, by the way. It'd likely turn out badly, but still.

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Nom nom nom. I r santa.

 

Anyway, just awesome! Maybe you could PM a wishlist and your talents. I mean Cael is good, but there may be some one who registers just for this and we have no idea what his talents are and we send him a job to make a code mod.

 

This is going to be so fun.

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I don't think you should have to list what you're capable of or what you want. Only sign up if you're capable/willing of generating some sort of game asset or art related to the game. It should be a complete surprise as to what you receive lol.

 

EDIT: Like... the mod shouldn't be useful. It should just be lolzy or cute or whatever.

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I don't think you should have to list what you're capable of or what you want. Only sign up if you're capable/willing of generating some sort of game asset or art related to the game. It should be a complete surprise as to what you receive lol.

You can't get a skinner to make you a map...

That's just silly :P

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Well I mean like... if you get a skinner by the randomization, you would receive a skin. It's not like you're required to wear the skin all year round or whatever if you don't like it rofl. But I get where you're going with that Caelum.

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My only wish is that Akimoto so graciously finishes the hilt "Integrity" he was working on for Magsul when he's able to.

 

*Nods*

 

I'm really looking forward to it.

 

Otherwise....

 

Merry Pre-emptive Christmas everyone!

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Hah, I remember this from the early years of school - I always got people I knew nothing about.

Oh well, eager to see who I get, since here I can stalk people if I don't know about them well enough.

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