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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
  • 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!

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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.


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?


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 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?

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
  • 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
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.


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 is required to enter the contest; Membership to 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.

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.

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