this thread is for discussing board flags and other things that represent our board. the idea came from this thread >>502134, follow the reply chain. pic related is the latest made one but the emblem could do some work.as for the legitimacy of this thread, hiroshimoot allows one thread for discussion of the board.
Let's start off with basics. Are we fine with this aspect ratio (approximately 1:2.415), or should we adapt a more common one? Common aspect ratios for national flags are 1:2, 3:5, 5:8, and 2:3, with ratios in between or exceeding the ones I listed being less common. There's also the option of doing a 1:1 flag, but it might eventually get too cramped as design elements are added and/or changed around.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aspect_ratios_of_national_flags
If we're going with the chess theme, I'd just make it black and white.
>>504951I propose we base our flag on this abomination
The blue/red scheme seems off to me. The chess symbol is cool though.>>504996I would say 1:2 or 2:3 is better than 1:2.415, not as long
>>505161This, ratio looks weird. Colours are garish.There's a decent amount of /his/tfags on this board and games related to history, I feel like we should have a vaguely historical feeling flag design. With our heraldry being strategy game related.Chess is a decent universal symbol of strategy but it's not very video game related.
>>505161>intellect is misspeltlol
>>505165Maybe Rome or Napoleonic France that we can start on? Those are represented rather well in historical strategy games.I dont know what symbol there can be for strategy videogames, chess symbols makes sense, since chess is a game, even if its not exactly a videogame, maybe an eagle because you play strategy games from a "birds point of view".
>>505172It could have a coat of arms with some symbols of major strat games on the shield. Although it might be a bit hard to make out.Something like picrel has an eagle, historical coat of arms, and has space on the shields for strat game symbols.You won't be able to make out the specific symbols when it's small but the eagle itself should stay recognizable.
>>505172The symbol coud be something similar to pic rel, only instead of the N, it could be /vst/ so that its obvious what the flag represents
>>505177This is a decent idea as well.Has the red and blue of standard strat teams without look garish like in OP.Dunno what would replace the white though if anything.
>>505181You could just cut out the white and make the crest white
>>505181white could just represent neutral NPCs or players who build tall
We should stick with the /vst/ soccer colours. Black, red, and blue. Like this example
>>505230>Russki vassal colours
>>505220Maybe awitch around the red and the blue because it would look too similar to the french flag
>>505257Based and frenpilled
>>505161Like >>502860 said, regardless of what red and blue are representative of, they should both feature prominently on the flag as these colors depict a core facet of most /vst/ games - good vs. bad guys, player vs. AI, player 1 & player 2, and so on. We should also decide on which colors other than red and blue to add, as well as how many of these colors should be added. Although this chart could easily have been taken from some nitwit's half-baked blog, I'll still use it. So which of these words would you associate with /vst/ & its related games?I'll again argue for the case of adding purple (bonus points if it's Tyrian purple) as I did in >>503818.
>>504951what is the flag for? where is it going to be flown or displayed?
>>505391it's for a hoi4 mod>>493777
>>505257Thank you Anon, very cool :)
>>505257Unironically best proposition so far
>>505177This but in Roman colors
>>505257Replace the people at the bottom with a Spurdo and a Pepe and it would be perfect.
>>505391its for a hoi mod but generally we still need a flag like other boards
>>505161>authority and stability as CNThat's the weirdest alignment chart ever.
>>505275I don't mind the purple, but for the love of God, don't just get a purple border around the flag.
>>505515>>505230I tried that out, meh/10, not a huge fan.>>505257Unironically like this idea a bit more.
>>505230>A tricolourThis is an absolute monarchist board, needs more crowns and lions facing away from each other
What about this?I couldn't come up with enough symbols to put on the shields but it gets the idea across.Not many games have symbols I can easily convert to a readable mono-colour symbol. And I was avoiding taking multiple games from the same company. So like, having CK logo is representative enough for Paradox games in general, same thing with the GDI symbol for Command & Conquer, Warcraft 3 for Warcraft/Starcraft.
>>506803Looks good Anon, don't think you should have CK3s logo though, could have a pop art of Chad King Gedvilias of Lithuania to replace it. Easier to suggest than do idk.If you need more Strat game logos to fill in the blanks; could have Tropicos flag or something to represent city builders. Maybe 3DO logo to appease oldfrens who will inevitably talk about HoMM or the Army Men stuff
>>506803very nice anon, very nice.but it looks more like an emblem than a flag. what would be the background color?
>>506822I couldn't find a symbol for Civ that fits in the shield and isn't words.>>506820EU4 and HOI4 don't have recognizable symbols that I know of, tis why I picked CK3.Well, EU4 has the compass I guess but converting that to monocolour would be annoying.
Biggest thing is getting logos that work in monocolour, don't contain words, and preferably are a bit more than just letters like writing CIV or EUIV would be
>>506803I love this idea.
>>505177The N works perfectly
>>505257this is the only good proposition
>>506803Needs something for the Civ series and something for Battle Brothers
>>506963battle brothers are still a fairly young game, i dont think they deserve a place there
>>506803i insist anno to be added as a representative for town building games
>>506964You could incorporate it in the decorations, if you can manage it. Like putting them in one of the little white flags at the top.
The flag symbol should just be a big hoi4 penis
>>506803Clean-looking symbols? How about one of the Earth 21XX faction logos, ED, UCS or LC?
Trying to include every strat game is impossible, some stuff missing out is inevitable.>>506969That symbol doesn't work in white only.>>506963If you have a good idea for a symbol that works post away.>>506981Like picrel?
>>507260>Like picrel?Thanks for considering it. However, I thought the logo didn't come out quite right so I gave it a go myself, if I may. I also couldn't help noticing a small blue bump in the bottom right escutcheon's outline.
>>507396Better than mine. Updated.
>>507406Replace the CK logo with the paradox interactive logo to make it more general paradox stuff (EU, HOI, V, and all their other shitty games.)
>>506803Damn, this looks amazing; excellent work
>>507642For the final slot, maybe a Dwarf to represent Dwarf Fortress as well as DF-like games like Rimworld and Cultivation Simulator?
Feels psuedo complete.>>508629Done.
>>505257make the top color a bit brighter and the bottom color a little less bright, the red contrasts a bit too much as it is imoput high-effort apu, spurdo and gondola at the bottom and it's bloody perfect
>>508673Honestly I'm kind of against specific company and game logos. This looks breddy gud, but aside from the Total War one they don't feel appropriate for heraldry, and represent things disproportionately (Warcraft 3, for example, doesn't have any presence on the board, while AoE has no presence on the logo). It'd be better to represent wider sub-genres instead of companies - citybuilder/transport/factory building, rts, wargames, grand strat, homm/disciples (whatever those are called), 4x, and total warThough that's arguably also kind of exclusive aaaaaahhhh... Maybe leave it as is, it looks good anyway.
How about something like this
>>508673>>508828Yeah the uneven representation is really my only problem with this design. You've got one slot of all of Paradox and all of TW which are by far the most popular devs/franchises on this board, and then you've got a bunch of symbols representing a single game that maybe gets like one thread every now and then like WC3, or a game that isn't even fucking out yet like Humankind. Meanwhile far more popular franchises like HoMM, AoE or Civ are just ignored.It looks good other than that, but it feels unfair to just arbitrarily pick favorites like this.
>>508835Hecking based and valid.
>>508828They are well known games in genres, or relevant companies / series.WC3 is mostly just to fill space, if you have something that could represent a genre not on there I'll happily replace WC3 with it.Humankind is a fill in because no one offered a symbol for Civ and I couldn't find one.
>>508920They are well-known individual games and companies, but seeing WC3's logo doesn't indicate "RTS" to me, it indicates "Warcraft 3". Not quite sure what to do with that one, maybe several units from different games? Think SC:BW marine, AoE2 Man-at-arms, SupCom ACU?Total War one is good.For 4x, Humankind's logo could be replaced with an arrangement of hexes squarefags btfo lmao and some kind of a city sprite in one of them, a ship in another, and maybe a planet in the third? This picture is a decent base probably.Wargame-wise, maybe some kind of a tank and a couple infantrymen?Grand strat is just world or mediterranean map, easy stuff.HOMM/Disciples, rip an in-combat hero sprite from HOMM3 and use that.Citybuilder I can't think of anything at the moment.
>>505420Its for a hoi4 mod? Why didn't you say so earlier?In that case its obvious. It should be representative not only of hoi4 but of the whole hoi4 modding community. The flag should be a big black penis coming around in full circle to fuck its own shit encrusted arse.
>>508956>>508920Here, something like this for the 4x representation is what I envision it to be. Feel free to criticize, I just stole some PNGs and tweaked them a bit.I'll probably do a couple more once I'm back from work.
>>509031Here's a cleaner version.Tried to fit MaA and and a Marine for an RTS symbol, felt a bit too crowded and detailed if I kept em close to in-game looks, so I put it on hold. I'll sleep on it to see if a better idea comes to mind.Idea for Wargame rep: NATO symbols. It also feels very appropriate to use hexes as an element, but the 4x one is already using them so... Maybe remake 4x to not use the hex design in order to keep it for wargames? Or maybe just use em twice anyway?
>>509327All I can say is outstanding work anon
>>509327>Forgetting these guysIt's whatever since I don't really know what a flag would be for, but a bit strange that I'm the first in thread to suggest it.
>>509327Looks great, but not sure if its a good idea putting company logos in the banner because some of these logos /vst/ shits on on a constant basis, maybe the symbols should be hexes, NATO symbols, a chess symbol representing turn based games, things like these. 4X could be just "4X" or just four X-es. Grand Strategy could be a globe indicating the scale of the games. I find it weird that the banner is also advertisement.
>>510144I desperately wish this wasn't true. This board is really going down the shitter fast.
>>509327Pretty good anon, like >>511124 is saying I'd be interested in seeing how it handles for representation of different types of strategy games rather then companies. So, city builder, RTS, TTS, total war esc, grand strategy, ect. Also white background isn't great even if the emblem is good. Not sure if we should go for tricolor which is pretty boring, but I'm going to lobby against plane white. At least use a different color although a better background design would be nice too.
>>511129its only hoi4 fags. its like a gypsy whose somehow stuck in a private school
>>509327i have a better idea,remove the parajew and put a drawing of Chadivilas instead.
>>512122not paradox please understand
>>513793This is hardly a meta board though, it’s all about the flag instead of actually about the state of the board
>>513793Now we have one.
>>505257Based fren. I hope this slow board can have some multiplayer matches.
>>511052Based Projmoon posterSeems odd to forget these guys if we're having a flag, maybe toss in the moon somewhere?
>>513985no, you guys are a minority. the gypsies of /vst/
>>513985It's for a HoI mod, so it's not like it's some big thing to rep /vst/
>>514213>gypsies of /vst/>not hoifagsthey're not a minority but that just means we're in romania
>>514213no, actually a lot of anons in LC/LoR thread are A/vst/itsts too.
>>514391>/vst/'s debut in the 4cc saw most anons supporting /vst/ being lobfagsSeems about right actually
>>514567hey man we just wanna hear the funny tinnitus goal horn
>>511124 does have a point; I'm also against having actual company logos being in the emblem
>>510144flag of the HOI4 autonomous region
>>511052>>513985>a literally who indie dev that only published one pseudo-strategy game, and which only has a few people spamming a general because they got kicked off /v/ and are too retarded to move to /vg/>seems so odd not to include them alongside classic franchises and devs who made many iconic strategy gamesFuck off.
the flag should be a giant dildo dilating a tranny
>>511052>>513985Go back to your containment thread
>>504951Use 4cc PES team one.
>>514213>game series confined to a single thread that dwarfs the rest of the board isn't really part of the boardI play paracucks games, but trying to represent /vst/ with no mention of LOR/LOB is just being petty.
>>523491>how do you do, fellow /vst/ posters?
>>523657yes, i regularly post in nearly every /vst/ thread (except the parashit ones), including your boogeyman of choice
>>523491Get your shitty waifu threads to /vg/ where they belong, you pseud.
>>511052>>513985>>514391>>523491>>524105Shameless shills, fucking disgusting
>>509327works great as an emblem>>511459>white backgroundwe should decide on a layout & color scheme >>505161
>>524125what would be the point of shilling a game that 60% of the board already plays you half-wit ?
/vst/ was made because of LC/LoR thread so they can banish it from /v/Now kneel before me paracucks
>>523657>"it is completely impossible for someone to play LOR and also play other strategy games"Of course ranking an indie studio and its comparatively literal who games alongside Total War and Warcraft is cringey, but you aren't making a symbol for the strategy game genre. You're making a symbol for a board on a Taiwanese doily-knitting forum dedicated to strategy games, a plurality of the posters of which play PM games.
>>531942Was there ever a statement from gookmoot as to why these new boards were created in the first place?
>>524125Koreans indie devs must spend alot to shill games here
>Project Moon isn't a part of /vst/https://archive.nyafuu.org/vst/search/subject/Library%20of%20Ruina/type/op/ feel free to take a look for yourselves. Disliking a game is fine, but ignoring its presence here when you are a making a /vst/ metathing is retarded when its threads reach 1000+ posts every time.
>>505257 is honestly the best flag there is. Flags like >>509327 requires us to make difficult decisions on who to include. Everyone is included in "frens" except for non-frens.
>>505257have a chinese dragon with Cao Cao's hat from TW: Three Kingdoms there somewhere and you have a deal
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