Jump to content
Surge135

Mario Kart 8 Thursday Night Throwdown! @ 10pm ET!

Mirror mode?  

12 members have voted

  1. 1. Should we add Mirror mode to our tourney rotation?

    • Yes
      6
    • No
      6
  2. 2. If yes, when should we do it?

    • 1st week
      0
    • 2nd week
      0
    • 3rd week
      1
    • Randomized
      5
    • I voted no
      6


Recommended Posts

I'll work on it again on Thursday. I have a ton of stuff to edit and making all these changes is taking me away from that.

 

I was trying to outline the text to make it easier to view since the gradient alone will make the words hard to see without it. But I don't want the outline to overpower everything. Just enough to see but not enough to blot it out. A middle ground.

 

It's just hard to do within paint.net since you need to use all these effects AFAIK to accomplish that. It's looked a bit ugly the times I tried.

Share this post


Link to post

I got some plugins for paint.net so I was able to get outlines for the words.

 

The idea that I came up with was inverting the red used for Ninfora for the light blue color of Thursday Night Throwdown. I outlined it in black and have a darker rainbow gradient behind that. This is the result.

 

Spoiler

1st Ninfora Logo Variant

KGHgPFS.png

 

7IJJbyc.png

 

 

2nd Ninfora Logo Variant

Smn1Rw2.png

 

 

s0nCr4l.png

 

I'm able to change the main color of Thursday Night Throwdown if this isn't to anyone's liking.

 

Share this post


Link to post

I dig it! TNT has an 80’s vibe with the colors, outline, and font. 😎 As for “Ninfora” I like the first one best. The second one is too dark. 

 

Oh, BTW, the gradient outline isn’t that noticeable when looking at the smaller thumbnail size (336 x 188). Maybe bump it up by 1 or 2..? Just a quick suggestion.

 

EDIT:

 

Just testing things out really quick (gradient outline size wise)...

 

Spoiler

Something like might be good....

 

eP7PrQn.png

*Text not sized correctly to fit the thumbnail

 

 

Edited by alienboyva

Share this post


Link to post

It work. The outline for "TNT" subtle enough to not be overpowering.

 

And an interesting idea: Change the color of "TNT"'s text to represent certain holidays. Like pink for Valentines. PAXEast is coming up, so red for that week. Etc.

Share this post


Link to post

Here's tonight's stream on YouTube.

 

 

I'll put what I have in the results screen. I'll have to make Throwdown smaller for that gradient border example.

Share this post


Link to post
20 hours ago, alienboyva said:

Great turnout tonight. That voice chat we pretty fun.

 

Good races! ;) 

Yeah, the chat was fun and the races overall were entertaining.

 

It's rare those aspects occur, at least for me.

Share this post


Link to post

Since tomorrow is Valentine days, why don't go with setups with either red or pink in them tonight? @alienboyva you can be Kirby of course.

 

To me it will be like any other day with my love Toadette but in kart she deserve the prancer, with the parasol and those white wooden wheels. How lovely for someone as lovely as her. <3.

Share this post


Link to post

First my internet decides to f-up, right when the tourney starts. Then Bowser decides to trip over "The Cord" (Didn't you learn anything from Iwata and Reggie?) and most of us get DC'd. Then I keep getting slammed with items. ksad;

 

Despite all that, I still had fun. Good races! :) 

 

24 minutes ago, DLurkster said:

Thank you Canadian Shaggy for the races.

 

Rank-Roo, Raggy!

 

nQWqcmX.png?1

Edited by alienboyva

Share this post


Link to post

Skelly really added to the night. One of the funnest nights we've had in the discord chat. Here are the results!

 

 

and here's the tournament if you want to relive all of that!

 

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×