Happy Halloween - New Background for November

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  1. Domski

    Domski Admin 2BCProductions

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    Happy Halloween to everyone! As you have noticed the background is different. I had an idea to have a themed background for Halloween and this is the result. A little late yes, so we will keep it up for all of November to make the most of it. I used the same artist who did the original background. Here's some close ups of the art, plus my vision for this spooky version.

    Zombies for the players, skeletons for the refs. A textured layer was added to make it darker and more grimy. I had an early idea for a hole in the roof of the arena where the moonlight would shine through. I let the artist go for it and I am really happy with how it turned out.

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    I am thinking we can have themed backgrounds throughout the year to freshen the site up. It is expensive however, so I will see if people are interested in raising money. The next theme would be christmas and I have a lot of cool ideas for that one.

    Enjoy your candy!
     
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  2. PGen98

    PGen98 Retired Relic LEGEND

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    Love the background, and I love the idea of themed backgrounds, though I absolutely understand the costs involved in doing so. Perhaps just stick to the major holidays (Christmas/Holidays, New Year, and then eventually onto things like St. Patrick's Day and Remembrance Day) to make it a bit more budget friendly ;). I'd gladly chip in on a fund raising effort when I can!

    It definitely makes the site a bit more festive having the background in place, granted I'm not at all into Halloween, but it'd be great to see the background updated from time to time.
     
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  3. MapleHawk

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    Amazing work here. The artist did a really good job. The texture is nice, the colours are great and the detail on the glass, refs and players are neat. I also love the roof being open on the top right with the moon gleaming and the bats coming in. Lol the guy on the right with red eyes looking through the glass. The headlight on the top left looks like a bun to me for some reason.

    Great work here, hopefully we get one for Christmas - New Year and one for Valentine's day for the lolz.
    Happy Halloween!
     
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  4. Domski

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    Ye thanks we will only be able to do more if we can raise money through a kickstarter for example. If you use the site regularly this is a nice way to freshen it up and have something new to look at every couple months or so.

    It sorta does look like a bun now that you said it lol. Valentines day idk about that :p try to think of ones that we are big enough we can keep them up for a month or so. Doesn't have to be a holiday, could be the NHL Playoffs for example.
     
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  5. MasterMatt23

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    Too spooky for me.
     
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  6. FGCHippoGamer

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    We should leave the background for a month or so as it is so awesome. I LOVE THIS BACKGROUND!!!! :) Great job to whoever did this :D
     
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  7. Domski

    Domski Admin 2BCProductions

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    Use a phone or ipad then. You won't see the sides :p
     
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  8. Yoshilover46

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    I liked the new background! sad it has to go because Halloween is now over
     
  9. Nick Hollywood

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    Great job Domski!! I love the background. I'm down for a fundraiser to get a Christmas background.
     
  10. Barzy

    Barzy Hall of Famer 3 LEGEND

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    I must say this is a stupid idea IMO stop November is not about Zombies and plus this is a hockey website but you guys don't care so I really don't know why I'm posting here
     
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    i love the background, hope there's gonna be a Canada Day one, that would be good, how long did you take to make this background?
     
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    I noticed right away, and what a great way to keep the site festive! Another good move by Dom!
     
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    Absolutely incredible! Hopefully there can also be backgrounds for other holidays like Cheistmas and we can have Santas beating the crap out of each other XD
     
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    The background will be up all of November, would kinda be a waste of money to only have it up for one day because getting art like this is expensive.

    Amazing work, love this background. There should be a background for Christmas as well.
     
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    Wow I love the new background great job Dom I can't see the sides tho because I am on a IPad
     
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    Great job on the new background! The only thing that would make this better is if Spooky Scary Skeletons was playing as a 24/7 loop on this lol
     
  17. PGen98

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    It's just a bit of fun, Barzy, nothing wrong with it whatsoever. Why take the time to get a background created just to have it on show for 1 day? That'd be ridiculous. Sure, next year it can be all of October instead of November, but I know if I had something like that created I'd damn sure keep it going for a reasonable amount of time.

    It was done by a professional artist, so it obviously took quite a bit of time ;).

    See here for the info about the original background (same artist): http://2bcsports.com/threads/website-background-development-process.1110/
     
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  18. Carolina Candy Canes

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    when i first saw the backgrounds, i thought that the website got hacked, lol
     
  19. Leafer

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    The Artistic Domski ;)
     
  20. Vinny

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    A little late, but still awesome. Your artist is talented
     
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