As an artist who has drawn for around five to six years, I wanted to put in my two cents... As an artist who is not a professional but also not a smack down beginner, i'd like to point out to everyone that all art is unique in it's own way.
WARNING: Possibly sensitive material? (Just trying to avoid any arguments here...)
Let's get practical now as (Yes, i'm an adult. No, i'm not some little kid trying to tell everyone off, and yes. I mean to sound polite but serious in this matter.) far as things are concerned. 1. In an argument or a fight, there are two wrong sides. NO ONE is right, or it wouldn't have to be debated over if everyone agreed. 2. People are allowed to have their own opinions, that's fine. c: Saying "I like the old one better" is okay! But saying "They should change it. Tell Falcon before launch." is NOT okay. How do you think you made the new artist feel? 3. The old art isn't completely gone from existence and is used here on the forums as the background. Perhaps they wanted to mix it up? Yes, the old one looked much less cartoon-y and more serious. But it also didn't exactly focus soul-y on a wild cats life. The cat was more off to the side, as if watching time pass them by. The reason the team likely changed up the main theme, is probably because they wanted the game's introduction look to appear more "Cat focused" seeing it IS a game where you're a cat. 4. They might CHANGE IT AGAIN! But up and telling the developer to change it if they didn't put up a poll asking for themselves isn't exactly... Nice? You have to keep in mind everyone, rather than something along the lines of "I'd prefer it my way, because I like it better MY way." Of course you do, but unless you were making the game- things won't always go YOUR WAY. x'D 5. Making a topic that's more "Poll based" would be okay. Saying, "Hey guys, do you like the new, or old one better?" This makes suggestions the developers can see and keep in mind, not arguments that could be considered "Rude", tainting the beautiful and peaceful forums, or even demands that isn't exactly... Fair to anyone.
Now please keep in mind, i'm not a monitor, leader, whatever- i'm just a user. But it's sad to come to a topic where I see people fighting over something so simple? Unless Falcon them self spoke on here, no one in this topic actually has power over what "Should" and "Should not" happen. Can't we all just respect BOTH pieces of art, rather than complaining about the cute and adorable new banner someone took time out of their life to make?.. That's like... Like making something you're really passionate about, showing a friend or family member- then them telling you it's garbage. Don't be that guy, that guy's uncalled for and rude. Learn to love everything, look for the best even in things that you might secretly think isn't all that great... It's not worth anyone's time to argue or even fight with someone. We all must learn to respect each others opinions, not force our ideals or preferences on one another.
Just- as a member of this community... Can I ask to not see people flaming on each other? That's a real downer when I like to think the Cattail's forums is one of peace and niceties. .-.
My thoughts: Yes, I like the new banner. But I also like the old one. The old one had beautiful colors and captured each season really well. I felt like the cat on the hill was some older (But not an elder) experienced cat who had the survival of the seasons down. But... It didn't exactly tell me much of the game. c: The new banner shows me an adorable piece of artwork that shows a cat going through their everyday lives. Perhaps the cats in the background being kittens this cat is caring for. Their life is captured in one scene, while also not limiting the whole ideals of the game. It hooks in new members to saying, "Hey, what an adorable cat! I... Wonder what else this game is about?" And scrolling down. Looking at the game details and maybe even wanting to look into the community. Do I miss the old art? A bit. Would I want things to go back? Not a single moment of my LIFE. I want to see this game develop, even a little picture or artwork makes me happy to see the game is alive and CHANGING for the better of the future. I adore both pieces of artwork, and I think you should too. c: But that's all up to you.~
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another lengthy post, please don't recreate more drama, that's not what this thread was about and we kinda moved past that. if you want the thread to go away, don't comment in it and let it disappear on it's own. (this forum section will be archived at launch anyway and clearly falcon's not gonna change it.) noone made any demands. I didn't mean to draw out the comparisons quite as much, I was upset at assumptions that were made, so I was more frank than the original post, which I was gonna leave it at. this was made because it was drastic change and noone even mentioned that it happened; to gather reactions of how the userbase felt about it. since we weren't even considered. some like the change, most here don't and explained why, and that is OK.
I'm gonna respond one last time to apologize because when I was making my points I wanted to be calm and non aggressive but I let myself be more aggressive than intended. But the points above are all important
I like the new starting image and the cat style that they used in it is pretty good, but I hope to see the old one somewhere too, maybe in some pause menu? Cattails truly does have the feeling of just a relaxing game to ply on a quiet day, even with all the battles and hunting. Its just very sweet,
Hi, So I don't mean to be rude. But this entire thing about the whole new art thing is kinda entirely? Rude? Because someone put time and effort into it and your one thought is that you liked the old one, so they should change it.
So, I'd like to. Calmly, and politely to point out some things that a lot of you are missing. And, your allowed to dislike the new starting screen, thats fine, but to complain about something when you ignore why they MIGHT'VE (Important : MIGHT'VE because i am not inside their brain and what goes into their decisions) changes the image.
First off: 1, the old starting screen lacked focus on the cats, it was about the seasons. It felt giant, expansive but the cat(s) felt small and insignificant. For a game focused on cats, the old one was...lacking in focus on well Cats! That's not to say it wasn't beautiful, it was, it was drop dead gorgeous. But for what the game represents it gave off the vibe that seasons would be a key feature, which while its a feature it is NOT the key. That's the cats and life you live AS a cat.
Secondly: We talk about vibrancy and someone who does art (Although not a professional) I feel qualified enough to say that while the old art was nice, it wasn't vibrant. it had contrast, it melded well but it wasn't bright in the way the new art is. The new art features bright colors, a saturated sky, a bright green grass, and it feels like this is something you can expect from Cattails the game. In terms of eye catching, both are great at it, but the new one is better when it comes to vibrancy. And not to mention as said before: This would logically represent more of what the game is about. Which is the cats. Which is what is more features than in the old art. Which features a single cat, sitting alone, looking at a huge expansive landscape, alone, let me stress: ALONE. It's nothing like what we have in game where
Thirdly: Although they COULD change it if enough people disliked it, thats still a bunch of people. More than this thread. And could be done somewhere else with other options that are better than just "I don't like this one, go back.". Not to mention your ignoring the hard work someone put into this, that it's not just good as "Fan art" (I'm gonna be honest thats a little insulting.) its good as official art, that money was likely spent on this, and that there was never any garentee that the old art was official and would be what we knew as the main screen.
Finally, look. Saying: I want the old art back is fine and well but there needs to be more solutions to something like this. Not just one.
Anyways, this is the last time i'll talk this is just a response because this is all negative and that bothers me when you could be spending time doing better things than this.
um , i will agree that the people here who are complaining were very rude to the artist. The artist spent a lot of time on it , but only cause of that you don't need to go all attack attack on them. They have the right to like the previous one, they have freedom of speech. You don't need to attack all of them because they like the previous one.
Also i do art as well, i know how its like if you for example drew this. It WAS vibrant. I studied art for art for about 3 years at least , in high school. , this piece of art is very nice. And that its called " fan art " is very insulting. But the old art took a lot of time, it had a lot of detail and only cause people want it back, you cant just tell them that they're being disrespectful. Everyone has their opinion.