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Goblins vs. Gnomes Challenge Winners

Fri Dec 19, 2014, 3:10 PM
Goblins vs. Gnomes by SpicyGingerr
 

In the Goblins vs. Gnomes Challenge, we asked you to create your own version of an inventive Gnome or fearless Goblin from Hearthstone. We sent 25 of your Goblin and Gnomish engineers, tinkerers, and mechanics to the Creative team at Blizzard, who took the time to carefully sift through each entry. The team was impressed by every entry, from the tea-fueled robots to teleporting birds. After deliberating, the Blizzard team chose three winners to rule the field of battle with their crazy and unique inventions. Congratulations, winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!



All-New Ghost Rider #12 Cover by FelipeSmith
Please note: Due to the holiday season, this will be the last Site Update posted this year. We'll pick back up on the first Thursday of 2015!

In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

Update to Hidden Comments

We've made an update to the way hidden comments display, for cleanliness and ease. 
  • When viewing pages that aren't your personal deviations or Profile Page, base comments that have been hidden will not appear, for easier viewing.
  • If a comment receives replies before it is hidden, "Hidden by ____" will still display, and the replies will remain intact, to provide transparency regarding community conversation.

Please note: This change does not affect how comments on your deviations and Profile Page appear for you. It only affects how visitors see your deviations and Profile Page.

Subnavigation Updates

Based on community feedback, two changes have been made to the subnavigation bar on the DeviantArt homepage. When viewing any of the browse methods on the homepage (Today, Watch Feed, Browse, etc.):
  • The subnavigation bar will travel down the page with you
  • A "Return to Top" button appears in the right side of the subnavigation
We are continuing to monitor community feedback, to further build on the DeviantArt experience.

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 12.22.56 PM by wreckling

Internet Explorer 9 No Longer Supported

The Internet is an ever-changing place, and new capabilities made available in major browser releases allow developers (here at DeviantArt and elsewhere on the Internet) to build faster, more stable and secure technology. When you use an outdated browser to visit DeviantArt — or any other site — the site doesn't always work as intended. We stop accepting bug reports for those browsers over time, as it consumes time for our developers and hinders site advancement as a whole. 

For some time now, Internet Explorer 9 has made up a very small portion of site traffic, yet contributed disproportionately to bug reports. With this in mind, we are henceforth dropping support for it. We strongly encourage that you always use the latest version of your favorite browser, to ensure that you can see all the Web has to offer.

Change Log

  • The legacy mobile website, an old version of our mobile site which we stopped supporting in 2012 but remained available for users on very outdated devices, has been phased out.
  • When visiting DeviantArt from a mobile device, the banner promoting the new mobile app would have to be dismissed on each pageload, rather than disappearing after being dismissed once. Fixed by baclap
  • After making a new Collection from the Favourites menu in the top right corner of the site, you would have to refresh the page before you could add a deviation to it. Fixed by baclap
  • There was a display issue with the text entry box in Chat. Fixed by inazar
  • The "Submit to Group" box would display as an empty box on the Submit page if a deviant was not an administrator of any Groups. Fixed by outgoingcoyote

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update!
  • Deviants were generally positive about the release of the DeviantArt Mobile App.
  • In response to the Discuss topic, some of the most requested features for the mobile app were items that we're planning to implement, including support for iOS 7 and Windows Phones, as well as being able to access Notes.
  • Other requested features for the mobile app included editing deviations, full Groups access, and access to Sta.sh.
  • HappyAggro suggested that a method to upload to DeviantArt and have that cross-post to Instagram or other social channels at the same time would be useful.
  • Violet-Petunia noted that being able to preview a comment on the mobile app would be helpful.

Because this is the last Site Update of the year, we don't have a Discuss topic this week. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Header artwork: All-New Ghost Rider #12 Cover by FelipeSmith

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Goblins vs. Gnomes by SpicyGingerr

The battle was declared, and now, the semi-finalists are in!

In the Goblins vs. Gnomes Challenge, we called for you to create your own inventive gnome or fearless goblin. Our judges scoured the entries, and found 25 goblins and gnomes whose mischievous inventions will surely cause some mayhem. Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations semi-finalists!



Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 12:54 PM
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Outcast Odyssey

Your Art In The Game!

Create a new Steampunk Warrior, Witch/Warlock, or Dragon/Monster that belongs in the adventurous fantasy world of Outcast Odyssey.

Three grand-prize winners will work with the Outcast Odyssey creative team to bring their portrait or illustration to life as a limited edition trading card available within the game! Outcast Odyssey has already worked with deviants to create art for the game - chuck-piresart and yigitkoroglu have each created beautiful pieces featured in the world of Outcast Odyssey. Will you be next?

What is
outcast odyssey?

Do you have what it takes to become a legend?

Outcast Odyssey is a visually stunning, action-packed card battler game for your mobile devices.

Explore

Uncover monsters, lost dungeons, and frequent rewards as you explore the floating islands of Outcast Odyssey. What treasures and trouble will you find on your journies?

Battle

Fight in epic battles using the explosive power of your cards and your strategic mastermind! You'll be able to take on monsters through the in-game storyline, challenge players in the PvP arena, and link up to test your skills against your friends!

Collect

Collect hundreds of monsters and their evolutions, hand-drawn by some of the top artists in the industry (including some of our very own deviants)! Watch your power grow as your creatures and skills evolve!

Are You the next
master creator?
Prizing

Each of the three (3) Grand Prize Packages will consist of the following:

  • a check for $1,200 USD
  • 128GB Apple iPad mini with retina display
  • Razer Blackshark Gaming Headset
  • 8,000 DeviantArt Points
  • one year Premium Membership to DeviartArt.com
  • use of the winning Entry in the Game

Each of the twenty-two (22) Semi-Finalist Prize Packages will consist of the following:

  • a check for $200 USD
  • 2,000 DeviantArt Points
  • three month Premium Membership to DeviantArt.com
How To Enter

View the trailer above, then go to the assets page to learn about the world of Outcast Odyssey and the characters and creatures that inhabit it!

You may use the visual materials on the assets page for reference, but you may not duplicate them.

Create an original character portrait or illustration inspired by Outcast Odyssey of a Dragon/Monster, Witch/Warlock, or Steampunk Warrior. You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable.

Submit your entry using the button below! Entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG file, at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length.

Rules

The Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge begins at 12:00 AM PACIFIC TIME ON December 16, 2014 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON January 25, 2015!

  • Entrant must be at least 18 years old as of December 16, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on January 25, 2015 and be submitted through the contest gallery on DeviantArt;
  • Membership to www.DeviantArt.com is required to enter the contest; Membership to www.DeviantArt.com is free.
  • Your submitted entry is to be an original artwork inspired by Outcast Odyssey in the form of a portrait or an illustration of a Dragon/Monster, Witch/Warlock, or Steampunk Warrior.
  • You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable. Licensed brushes and textures are permitted.
  • You may reference but may not duplicate the visual materials found on the Outcast Odyssey game.
  • Your entry must be in the form of a single .JPG or a single .PNG file at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length and at a minimum of 72 dpi.
  • Any artist who has previously worked on the Outcast Odyssey game is not allowed to enter contest.
  • Please read Official Rules carefully for more details.
Judging

Twenty-five semi-finalists will be chosen by DeviantArt staff. The three winners will be selected by DeviantArt member and contracted Outcast Odyssey artist, Warren Louw, Senior Designer at Magic Pixel Games, Jonathan Durr, and Mobile Games Producer at Namco Bandai Games America, Joe Riego. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Overall impact of the work
  • Technical Skill
  • Originality and presentation of the character
  • Suitability for use in the game

Please read the Official Rules for more details about judging.



Metropolis KL 2210 by skian-winterfyre
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

The DeviantArt Mobile App Is Now Available

The world's largest art gallery in your hand is now available on Android and iOS 8 for free. Get it now!

The DeviantArt Mobile App moves the experience to hand-held devices exposing a full range of exciting, fresh, and culturally relevant content. Browse endless streams of content as well as communicate with and submit to the community 24/7 with the DeviantArt Mobile App.

Read more »




The DeviantArt Mobile App: What's To Come

With the newly introduced DeviantArt Mobile App for Android and iOS, our goal was to bring you a better, fresher, yet familiar DeviantArt experience — providing more power to do what you want and, more importantly, create deeper connections between your friends and favorite artists. We have plenty of plans for the future — including Notes and Push Notifications, which didn’t make it into the first version — and we want to hear what you’d like to see next to help shape the future of the app.

Read more »

Your Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us.
  • Deviants felt passionately about the new logo and branding for DeviantArt. We understand and appreciate the reactions to the change, and are grateful as always for the constant dedication the community shows toward making DeviantArt great.
  • We are continuing to monitor and evaluate feedback at this time, as well as continuing to track suggestions made for the community going forward. Feel free to leave your suggestions and feedback in a comment on these Site Updates.

Discuss!

New Features for the Mobile App

As mentioned in the What's To Come article, we'd like to hear what you'd like to see in future versions of the mobile app! Are there any features in particular which you'd like to see incorporated into the app? What would you find most useful to have, when on the go?

Header artwork: Metropolis KL 2210 by skian-winterfyre 

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Mnemothra Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
It still hasn't been fixed. At least I'm not the only one that has had this problem. Thanks !
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Yw! Hope it's fixed soon though as it's annoying 
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I can't really seem to reply to or send notes directly from my note box within messages, or if they do send nobody gets them. I have to note them directly on their page.
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Apparently we've been getting "Access denied" messages when trying to view .png or .jpg images? 

Plz tell me I'm not the only one getting these messages. 
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metaldragon61 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ive been trying to delete a group but it wont let me

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Emily--Rae Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Writer
Just a question.. On my page, it reads, "Deviant for No Weeks"... Is that a glitch, or something? It's getting me quite worried.. 
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
It seems to say "1 week" now ^^
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Firekitty8 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014   Digital Artist
Hello just want to ask something

I have come across a glitch in the notes the sent notes are being marked as unread even when my friend has replied to them. If your wanting to hear commission info and you have no idea if they have got it its a bit annoying.

Thank you for reading this and have a nice day ^^
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Hi! You can find known bugs and such information in the status forum: support.deviantart.com/forums/…
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Firekitty8 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Digital Artist
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wsache007 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   General Artist
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Evidence...engaged...well, involving her attacking me at least :meow: epic fail Cuz she blocked me 


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wsache007 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   General Artist
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Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional
Aaaaah!
So I have a feeling it's to do with the 'bug' with the 'remove from messages' bug, but that's really annoyingly broken my browsing habit; I feel like it should have worked the way it did, since once you've removed something from your messages the button shouldn't be there anymore - and to go through my deviation messages it was really nice just to click through them and close and go to another by using the 'remove from messages' button, and it feels clunkier having to also scroll with the arrow keys too now.
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Katrinava Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Done! I hope fans WIN!
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Kennadra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ok then,I saw the "Wind Rises" part in this article.
aand lemme say IS IT TRUE THAT'S MIYAZAKI'S LAST MOVIE?
i just love his movies ;~;
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