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#31

Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:30 AM

 

 

 

I also do not think mods should be allowed. 

 

It does indeed sway the results, people are more inclined to vote for an awesome picture of some awesome real life car for example, than an awesome picture of a GTA car. I am also already seeing some shots that appear to be photoshopped/touched up, just saying. 

 

 

Why don't we let the creators decide what sways the results and what doesn't? I'm sure if they didn't include a rule against mods yet, they must have a good reason. If they think there is something actually wrong with voting for some real life car, on what those GTA cars are based off of, they'll take a decision accordingly. I personally don't see what's wrong with voting for something that appeals to you? We can think of a thousand other solutions such as to not include said car mods perhaps? The possibilities are end-less. One simply doesn't need to completely shut off from mods. They already have strict rules against photoshopping here. Even photos of GTA cars can be touched up in photoshop. Personally, I can see a lot of people who would throw out anything on their social media and their followers would eat it up without giving a second look. For such individuals, these things should be the least of their concerns.

 

 

I am just saying in order to keep it as fair as possible, everyone should only be able to use what the game provides in it's natural form. No photoshop, no mods, etc. I don't see what the issue with that is. 

 

 

I agree with you on the Photoshop bit. Sure some people may or may not possess the knack for it. However on mods, which are available to the public and are pretty easy to use, somehow I'm having a hard time seeing how this would make it unfair when everyone has the free-will to use them or not and still give it their best shot? In my opinion, people have seen enough of the vanilla stuff. If we have been competent enough to create some visually stunning stuff for the game, I believe using it would only make this competition a lot more interesting in the long run. I honestly don't see an issue with voting for whatever a person like either. We are entitled to our opinion at the end of the day I suppose. Guess we'll soon be hearing what comes out of all this.

 

 

I suppose, but seems to me plenty of people don't know how to use mods either. I for example have a PC version of the game and have no clue how to mod it. I guess it doesn't matter too much if each category has it's own winner, but if it is going to be one overall the categories then I see it presenting a problem. 


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#32

Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:38 AM Edited by Great Britain, 20 May 2017 - 12:40 AM.

 

 

 

 

I also do not think mods should be allowed. 

 

It does indeed sway the results, people are more inclined to vote for an awesome picture of some awesome real life car for example, than an awesome picture of a GTA car. I am also already seeing some shots that appear to be photoshopped/touched up, just saying. 

 

 

Why don't we let the creators decide what sways the results and what doesn't? I'm sure if they didn't include a rule against mods yet, they must have a good reason. If they think there is something actually wrong with voting for some real life car, on what those GTA cars are based off of, they'll take a decision accordingly. I personally don't see what's wrong with voting for something that appeals to you? We can think of a thousand other solutions such as to not include said car mods perhaps? The possibilities are end-less. One simply doesn't need to completely shut off from mods. They already have strict rules against photoshopping here. Even photos of GTA cars can be touched up in photoshop. Personally, I can see a lot of people who would throw out anything on their social media and their followers would eat it up without giving a second look. For such individuals, these things should be the least of their concerns.

 

 

I am just saying in order to keep it as fair as possible, everyone should only be able to use what the game provides in it's natural form. No photoshop, no mods, etc. I don't see what the issue with that is. 

 

 

I agree with you on the Photoshop bit. Sure some people may or may not possess the knack for it. However on mods, which are available to the public and are pretty easy to use, somehow I'm having a hard time seeing how this would make it unfair when everyone has the free-will to use them or not and still give it their best shot? In my opinion, people have seen enough of the vanilla stuff. If we have been competent enough to create some visually stunning stuff for the game, I believe using it would only make this competition a lot more interesting in the long run. I honestly don't see an issue with voting for whatever a person like either. We are entitled to our opinion at the end of the day I suppose. Guess we'll soon be hearing what comes out of all this.

 

 

I suppose, but seems to me plenty of people don't know how to use mods either. I for example have a PC version of the game and have no clue how to mod it. I guess it doesn't matter too much if each category has it's own winner, but if it is going to be one overall the categories then I see it presenting a problem. 

 

 

I can understand the problem you and some people may face in regards to using mods. That is precisely why I put forward my opinion about having different winners for each category. Which honestly should be the case with or without mods. This way we could have multiple winning entries rather than focusing on finding just that one snap and leaving some pretty amazing ones in the dust. Other than that, I hope the judgement comes for what's best for this contest and everyone participating. 

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#33

Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:26 AM Edited by livejoker, 22 May 2017 - 09:24 PM.

Let me just step over the PC-mod argument...

Well, action sure is a vague word as many said. I personally dig it as we can interpret it how we want and people can then vote on their own interpretation and which shot they like best. It's actually more enjoyable to have it vague rather than precise. I'm really not digging the popularity angle, though...I already see an issue with the comp actually encouraging social media outlets for extra votes. If these votes are not made public then there will be claims of cheating. If they are public there's still gonna be cheating claims due to new accounts joining just to put a vote in. I guess the staff can take the liberty of IP cross-check but a stable "two week old account required" rule like GTA:O games/contests typically have would definitely reassure those that are worried. That still leaves with others who are in the spotlight. A great photographer can be hidden when the lights shine on someone else. Here's hoping the community don't use social status when it comes to their taste in picture.

Best of luck. Not to the photographs but to the staff, you'll need it. :p

*edit*
So I've looked in all categories and action is a very vague theme after all cause there's some snaps I would debate that are comedy yet they're doing really good. So...let's see how that plays out.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 01:41 AM Edited by Android, 24 May 2017 - 02:00 AM.

Good luck guys! I just finished up voting. For some platforms, it was really difficult to choose just one.

 

EDIT: How long will the voting go on for?


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#35

Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

Wow, that was tough... some quality, quality, snaps submitted!


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#36

Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:37 AM

Good luck guys! I just finished up voting. For some platforms, it was really difficult to choose just one.

 

EDIT: How long will the voting go on for?

 

A week.


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#37

Posted 24 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

That was tough. Plenty of great snaps on all platforms!


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 01:55 AM

What is gonna be Round 2's theme?

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#39

Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:28 PM

So now that the first season is over, what's your feedback?

 

There were a few concerns with mods and social media, but we didn't made an effect on the outcome, at least on this one.


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:34 PM

I liked it. I was initially confused about the rounds stuff, but what I thought were the rounds are actually the seasons, so meh. Can we start suggesting themes for Season 2 or will the staff decide?

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:44 PM

I really like the idea of this event and I hope we have many more seasons to come. My only suggestion would be to maybe advertise this a bit more, as I think you could attract more interest and participation.

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#42

Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:47 PM

Congratulations to the winner Eddie and runner up Ser_Jorah. Well done everyone, and thanks to the organizers. I really liked the concept of a 'Snap Battle' encouraging some friendly competition. It felt very much in the spirit of the snapmatic movement, with members showing off their creativity, and to try and wow & amaze with their snaps.

 

I understand the concerns about Social Media but I have no issues with entrants wanting to promote their snaps - it felt mostly about trying to advertise the contest. I also have no problem with mods being used, no need for a separate category, a good shot is a good shot no matter how it was made.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 04:09 PM

I disagree, no mods nor post production outside of Rockstar editor should be allowed, as not everyone has access to those tools. I'm a graphic designer and could have easily augmented my shots like others did, but I didn't and nobody else should either.

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#44

Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:52 PM

New day, new contest, eh?

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#45

Posted 30 June 2017 - 02:50 PM

Can I use the snap that I recently posted?

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:02 PM

 

Yes.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:04 PM

nice to see more people entering the contest


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:09 PM

I think i missed this part, but... How do you make Snapmatic shots in higher resolution?
I tried to google it, but no luck.


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:30 PM

Same questions as last time:

 

When's the deadline to enter snaps?

 

Unless I'm mistaken, I can't see this info anywhere for Season 2. 


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:07 PM

One week per round max. I'll add that to the first post for future reference.

 

I was thinking on extending for another week to get more submissions though, anyone disagree?

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:18 PM Edited by V4S, 03 July 2017 - 08:25 PM.

Sure let's extend it! Would it be a good idea to also pop a shortcut to this section to recruit more participants?

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Another suggestion, what about adding a roman numeral of what season snap battle we are on to the Title? I honestly did not know a new season started until yesterday.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:35 PM

An actual date and time deadline would be ideal. e.g. Enter Snaps by Friday 7th July, 9PM BST. Maybe somewhere in the first post and in every "console" category like how mentioned uNi.

 

I agree with the extension too, I'm sure there's still plenty of snaps to come.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 09:41 AM

Do the rules state that the photograph has to include only architecture? Can a character/NPC be in the shot also (i.e. street scene, workers etc)?


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:43 AM Edited by MiroAWhite, 07 July 2017 - 10:44 AM.

Just a thought here but this might prove useful to people thinking of entering or have already entered ;

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#55

Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:03 PM

Round 2 when?

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#56

Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:53 PM

it is happening right now, the question is, why the hell is submissions are still up and the deadline was last wednesday

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 03:24 AM

extending for another week to get more submissions

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:47 PM

Added medals to season winners as suggested by Great Britain.
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#59

Posted A week ago

When will Round 3 voting be closed off?


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Posted A week ago

Sorry for the delay, been busy. Next round will start tomorrow.
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