Hello again, Half-Lifers!
I know in the last journal the group posted I mentioned how we had been upgraded to a Super Group, well now the update is complete! You should go check out our main page; it's got lots of goodies added (and by goodies, I mean CSS of course.)
If you find any problems with the codes, please don't hesitate to let me know. Group CSS and codes are harder to work with than deviant page CSS codes, so I'm sure mistakes will happen. The code has been tested on other browsers and computers, but what it looks like when I tested it and what it looks like when you look at it can be entirely different!
The front page is not the only thing to get an update! Here is a list of all the pretty new/updated things we have now:
• RULES HAVE BEEN UPDATED ON THE MAIN - PLEASE READ THEM!
• FAQ has been added on the main page.
• The character list will be being moved to a Journal.
• New icons for deviantART and Steam.
• Steam Group has been updated.
• Gallery update - all pages from featured have been copied into game folder.
• NEW GAMES SUPPORT - The group now has additional support for Counter-Strike : Source, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Day of Defeat : Source, Alien Swarm and Dota 2. These games now have folders in the gallery.
• Dropped game support - We no longer support Garry's Mod as a game. We do however support it as a means of creating art for the games we do support.
• Favorites have been updated.
• Affiliates have been updated.
• A poll has been added to the main & journal pages! Please vote!
• Admins have been updated. (The small amount we have)
• New Journal skin!
• Journal History has been cleaned.
We are currently lacking art in some of the game folders that the group supports. Naturally we'll be lacking art for the newer games we've recently started to support, but we're also lacking for some of the older games!
We need more art for:
- Team Fortress/2
- Counter-Strike: Source, Global Offensive
- Day of Defeat: Source
- Alien Swarm
- Dota 2
If you see art anywhere relating to these games, done by others, done by your friends, done by yourself - please submit them! We'd love to have more art!
Contributors Are Now Open For Applicants!
The group is in desperate need of contributors! I'm not asking for you to dedicate a certain amount of time in your day to the group, I'm not asking for you to submit 10 pieces of art to the group per month, I'm looking for users who can contribute to our group by spreading the word of us, and people who can look for and suggest art for the group.
I do look for art myself to submit to the group, but I need others to help out with it!
If you feel you'd be up for helping us out, please send the group a note! If you do get accepted, we do expect for you to at least suggest art for the gallery; we're not going to let people unfairly sit with the title of contributor (or in Half-Lifer's case - Science Team.)
We've been going for 6 long years, and other groups have been going for longer or just as long, yet sadly many of them have been left to die out. WE ARE NOT LIKE THAT. WE WILL KEEP GOING STRONG! This group is far from dead, and we intend to keep it that way, don't we?
In the future I want to hold contests for Half-Lifers members exclusively. I currently have a Christmas contest in mind, but nothing is set in stone at this moment in time. I am also curious as to what rewards you would like for winners of contests - so please vote in the current poll to let me know your thoughts!
Should the Christmas contest become a thing, more information will be released nearer the time. I wanted to do a Halloween contest, but I simply wouldn't have the time to get any rewards ready.
I also want to actually do things with the Steam Group - there's over 1,400 of you guys here, but less than 30 on the Steam Group. How does that work out? Well I know how it works out - the Steam Group doesn't get used for anything.
I want to use it to post news and announcements about the games we support on dA and Steam. The Forum currently has discussions for all games we support - so why not start talking? I would like the Steam Group to hold valuable information - to make it worth joining - at some point in the future.
But that's the future. This is now.
How can you help? (If you're interested in helping)
Keep submitting your awesome art to our group, because we can't get enough of it!
We are very keen to know your thoughts and feedback, so if you have any suggestions at all, any feedback, any ideas, please let us know! We want to make Half-Lifers an even better experience for you all.
If any news, important updates or anything of the sorts happens to the games we support, please inform us so we can let others know!
That's all for now! I know this is a long journal, and if you did read it all through I thank you for it. I do appreciate it!
Until next time, keep on testing!