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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.
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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
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If we're going with the chess theme, I'd just make it black and white.
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>>504951
I propose we base our flag on this abomination
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Nope
>>>/r/vexillology
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The blue/red scheme seems off to me. The chess symbol is cool though.
>>504996
I would say 1:2 or 2:3 is better than 1:2.415, not as long
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>>505161
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>>505161
This, 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.
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>>505161
>intellect is misspelt
lol
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>>505165
Maybe 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".
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>>505172
It 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.
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>>505172
The 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
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>>505177
This 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.
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>>505181
You could just cut out the white and make the crest white
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>>505181
white could just represent neutral NPCs or players who build tall
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We should stick with the /vst/ soccer colours. Black, red, and blue. Like this example
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>>505230
>Russki vassal colours
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>>505220
Maybe awitch around the red and the blue because it would look too similar to the french flag
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>>505257
Based and frenpilled
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>>505161
Like >>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.
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>>504951
what is the flag for? where is it going to be flown or displayed?
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>>505391
it's for a hoi4 mod
>>493777
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>>505257
Thank you Anon, very cool :)
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>>505257
Unironically best proposition so far
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>>505177
This but in Roman colors
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>>505257
Replace the people at the bottom with a Spurdo and a Pepe and it would be perfect.
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>>505391
its for a hoi mod but generally we still need a flag like other boards
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>>505257
This one
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>>505161
>authority and stability as CN
That's the weirdest alignment chart ever.
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>>505275
I don't mind the purple, but for the love of God, don't just get a purple border around the flag.
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>>505515
>>505230
I tried that out, meh/10, not a huge fan.
>>505257
Unironically like this idea a bit more.
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>>506267
Forgot pic
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>>505230
>A tricolour
This is an absolute monarchist board, needs more crowns and lions facing away from each other
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>>505257
very good
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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.
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>>506803
Looks 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
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>>506803
very nice anon, very nice.
but it looks more like an emblem than a flag. what would be the background color?
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>>506822
I couldn't find a symbol for Civ that fits in the shield and isn't words.
>>506820
EU4 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.
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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
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>>506803
I love this idea.
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>>505177
The N works perfectly
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>>505257
this is the only good proposition
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>>506803
Needs something for the Civ series and something for Battle Brothers
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>>506963
battle brothers are still a fairly young game, i dont think they deserve a place there
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>>506803
i insist anno to be added as a representative for town building games
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>>506964
You could incorporate it in the decorations, if you can manage it. Like putting them in one of the little white flags at the top.
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The flag symbol should just be a big hoi4 penis
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>>506803
Clean-looking symbols? How about one of the Earth 21XX faction logos, ED, UCS or LC?
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Trying to include every strat game is impossible, some stuff missing out is inevitable.

>>506969
That symbol doesn't work in white only.
>>506963
If you have a good idea for a symbol that works post away.

>>506981
Like picrel?
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>>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.
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>>507396
Better than mine. Updated.
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>>507406
Replace the CK logo with the paradox interactive logo to make it more general paradox stuff (EU, HOI, V, and all their other shitty games.)
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>>507596
Good idea
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>>506976
this
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>>506803
Damn, this looks amazing; excellent work
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>>507642
For the final slot, maybe a Dwarf to represent Dwarf Fortress as well as DF-like games like Rimworld and Cultivation Simulator?
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Feels psuedo complete.

>>508629
Done.
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>>505257
make the top color a bit brighter and the bottom color a little less bright, the red contrasts a bit too much as it is imo
put high-effort apu, spurdo and gondola at the bottom and it's bloody perfect
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>>508673
Honestly 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 war

Though that's arguably also kind of exclusive aaaaaahhhh... Maybe leave it as is, it looks good anyway.
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How about something like this
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>>508673
>>508828
Yeah 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.
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>>508835
Hecking based and valid.
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>>508828
They 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.
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>>508920
They 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.
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>>505420
Its 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.
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>>508920
Here, 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.
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>>509031
That works.
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>>509031
Here'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?
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/vst/ flag
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>>509327
All I can say is outstanding work anon
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>>510144
lol'd nice
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>>509327
>Forgetting these guys
It'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.
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>>509327
Looks 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.
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>>510144
I desperately wish this wasn't true. This board is really going down the shitter fast.
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>>509327
Pretty 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.
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>>511052
Fuck off.
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>>511129
its only hoi4 fags. its like a gypsy whose somehow stuck in a private school
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>>511914
What?
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>>509327
i have a better idea,remove the parajew and put a drawing of Chadivilas instead.
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>>512122
not paradox please understand
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>>513793
This is hardly a meta board though, it’s all about the flag instead of actually about the state of the board
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>>513793
Now we have one.
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>>505257
Based fren. I hope this slow board can have some multiplayer matches.
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>>511052
Based Projmoon poster
Seems odd to forget these guys if we're having a flag, maybe toss in the moon somewhere?
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>>513985
no, you guys are a minority. the gypsies of /vst/
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>>513985
It's for a HoI mod, so it's not like it's some big thing to rep /vst/
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>>514213
>gypsies of /vst/
>not hoifags
they're not a minority but that just means we're in romania
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>>514213
no, actually a lot of anons in LC/LoR thread are A/vst/itsts too.
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>>514391
>/vst/'s debut in the 4cc saw most anons supporting /vst/ being lobfags
Seems about right actually
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>>514567
hey man we just wanna hear the funny tinnitus goal horn
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>>511124 does have a point; I'm also against having actual company logos being in the emblem
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>>510144
flag of the HOI4 autonomous region
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>>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 games
Fuck off.
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the flag should be a giant dildo dilating a tranny
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>>511052
>>513985
Go back to your containment thread
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>>511052
>>513985
>>514391
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>>510144
/gsg/ flag
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>>504951
Use 4cc PES team one.
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bump
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>>514213
>game series confined to a single thread that dwarfs the rest of the board isn't really part of the board
I play paracucks games, but trying to represent /vst/ with no mention of LOR/LOB is just being petty.
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>>523491
>how do you do, fellow /vst/ posters?
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>>523657
yes, i regularly post in nearly every /vst/ thread (except the parashit ones), including your boogeyman of choice
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>>523491
Get your shitty waifu threads to /vg/ where they belong, you pseud.
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>>505257
very based
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>>523929
cope
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>>511052
>>513985
>>514391
>>523491
>>524105
Shameless shills, fucking disgusting
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>>509327
works great as an emblem
>>511459
>white background
we should decide on a layout & color scheme >>505161
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>>524125
what would be the point of shilling a game that 60% of the board already plays you half-wit ?
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/vst/ was made because of LC/LoR thread so they can banish it from /v/
Now kneel before me paracucks
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>>529482
>>531445
lovely headcanon
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>>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.





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