Oops, I meant to enter this but never got around to it. Oh well, voted for my 3, but based on the numbers I'm seeing right now, my taste in what makes interesting characters doesn't seem to agree with that of most people here.
Oh well, best of luck everyone!
Yeah. Can't say I know how that feels...not at all. No siree. *Sad music*Hey, an unpopular opinion is just what we need here! It's distressing to a creator if their character doesn't get many, or any, votes, so to have at least SOMEONE who cares is valuable.
Sorry you didn't get to enter, but thank you for voting!
Honestly, that is good for a voting contest. In general, voting contests are popularity contests. Even having to register to vote doesn't completely negate that.Heck, so far 3 other people consider my character one of their top 3, that's supremely flattering in itself.
For example, if I have 6 people who are already fans of mine that are willing to register and vote for me, that is already a 6 vote advantage for me. That means everyone else needs at least 6 extra votes to beat me. That isn't necessarily impossible to beat such an advantage, but it is an advantage.
Yeah, my characters are actually from a LN sidestory I'm working on. I didn't see the contest until a few days had already passed, so I ended up using characters I had already had, though both were new for my artist. (Nol's first form already had been drawn, but I had her do Nol's second form for the contest and Tulu was a planned character my artist had yet to draw - in fact, the only thing I was certain about Tulu was she needed to have orange eyes). It actually took longer since originally we made custom bodies, but then I realized that the generator can't use custom bodies without replacing the default body (honestly, part of the difficulty was that we made all the parts (including faces) instead of directly making the sprites, but the generators for MV and MZ do layers really weird and there aren't any clear guides for making parts so we had to redo some of the parts to combine parts or set them up for combination).Yeah I probably could have done that, but I'm not sure I wanted to get that desperate about it. So as it stands, seven random people who considered my character in the top 3, well that's freaking amazing for a character I made on the fly at last minute. I could have even cludged together a little minigame for her, but I felt I wouldn't do enough justice to it, and would not have been enough of a guaranteed advantage.