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Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by 76mm » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:15 pm

Hi, I did a search on this topic but didn't find anything, so...

Just wanted to ask what the deal is with the strange assigned avatars at Slitherine--why am I a U-boat? Why can't we assign our own avatars, like every other forum on the market, including Matrix's?

Not the end of the world but every time I come to this forum I feel like I'm going back to the 90s...

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by zakblood » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:39 pm

depending on the post count, you get auto assigned a war Avatar which has been pre done for a given number of posts, wasn't here when it was invented or made so can't comment on why or who did it either, but no someone who may so have posted a reply to them so once he is online, he may have more of an idea

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by VPaulus » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:07 pm


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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:26 am

Here's the list that I've managed to compile:

0: Opel Truck
5: Infantry
10: Panzer I
20: SdKfz 222
30: 5cm AT
50: Bunker
75: Stuka
100: Destroyer
125: Halftrack
150: SdKfz 232
175: Panzer II
200: 75mm Artillery
250: StuG III
300: Cavalry
350: Panzer III
400: SS Panzer III
450: Me 109
500: U-boat
550: Armoured Train
600: SdKfz 234
650: Panzer IV
700: SS Panzer IV
750: Grenadier
800: 15cm Artillery
850: Me 110
900: Cruiser
950: 88 Flak
1000: Jagdpanther
1100: Fw190
1200: Panther
1300: SS Panther
1400: Paratroop
1500: Ju 88
1600: Battleship
1700: Wirbelwind (Flakpanzer IV)
1800: 88mm AT (that late war version)
1900: Nebelwerf
2000: SS Grenadier
2250: Tiger
2500: SS Tiger
2750: Jagdtiger
3000: Do217

Haven't got the rest of them yet (need to make more posts!!)

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by zakblood » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:35 am

then get posting :mrgreen:

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by 76mm » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:09 pm

Thanks for the link, with its 2011 description of this avatar system as "the next generation of wargaming" and inviting us to participate in the forums and "watch our avatar level up". Oh boy, LOL!!!

Luckily this is the only forum that I've seen that uses this clunky, unattractive practice, rather than letting users choose their own avatars. I vote that Slitherine join the "current generation of wargaming" and update its avatar system to industry standards.

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by VPaulus » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:28 pm

76mm wrote: Luckily this is the only forum that I've seen that uses this clunky, unattractive practice, rather than letting users choose their own avatars. I vote that Slitherine join the "current generation of wargaming" and update its avatar system to industry standards.
You probably would be surprised with the number of users that actually prefer this system. :wink:

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:40 am

VPaulus wrote:
76mm wrote: Luckily this is the only forum that I've seen that uses this clunky, unattractive practice, rather than letting users choose their own avatars. I vote that Slitherine join the "current generation of wargaming" and update its avatar system to industry standards.
You probably would be surprised with the number of users that actually prefer this system. :wink:
Yeah, this is way more fun!
zakblood_slith wrote:then get posting :mrgreen:
I don't have as much time as I used to, but here's another one for the hell of it.

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by zakblood » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:42 am

you know it makes sense :mrgreen:

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by 76mm » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:49 am

OK I guess I'd better get posting so that I can get back to a cool avatar. Only another 484 posts to a Jagdpanther...

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by zakblood » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:07 am

yes the sooner you get out of that death trap the better 76mm, as only fish should be under the water :wink:

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by best75 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:03 am

I for one love my Panzer III, much better than that cavalry I had before.

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by zakblood » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:27 am

tanks are good, plenty of protection

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:44 am

best75 wrote:I for one love my Panzer III, much better than that cavalry I had before.
I like my bomber, but I've been waiting for almost a year now to find out what the next one is.

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by Brenmusik » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:01 pm

Let's see if a gratuitous post,
plus 1.jpg
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can get me over the line.

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by zakblood » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:03 pm

:mrgreen:

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by BornGinger » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:54 pm

BiteNibbleChomp wrote:Here's the list that I've managed to compile:

0: Opel Truck
5: Infantry
10: Panzer I
20: SdKfz 222
30: 5cm AT
50: Bunker
75: Stuka
100: Destroyer
125: Halftrack
150: SdKfz 232
175: Panzer II
200: 75mm Artillery
250: StuG III
300: Cavalry
350: Panzer III
400: SS Panzer III
450: Me 109
500: U-boat
550: Armoured Train
600: SdKfz 234
650: Panzer IV
700: SS Panzer IV
750: Grenadier
800: 15cm Artillery
850: Me 110
900: Cruiser
950: 88 Flak
1000: Jagdpanther
1100: Fw190
1200: Panther
1300: SS Panther
1400: Paratroop
1500: Ju 88
1600: Battleship
1700: Wirbelwind (Flakpanzer IV)
1800: 88mm AT (that late war version)
1900: Nebelwerf
2000: SS Grenadier
2250: Tiger
2500: SS Tiger
2750: Jagdtiger
3000: Do217
Judging from the different avatars the one who made the decision to have that order must be either a WW2 German mechanic or just someone who loves German WW2 equipment.

Why don't we have the ability to use spoiler tags in our posts?

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by zakblood » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:22 pm

Why don't we have the ability to use spoiler tags in our posts?
maybe it's never been asked?

you can always suggest it, and it may or may not get added, depending on how many think it's a good idea or not, or if admin and the forum tech guys want it etc

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Re: Strange Slitherine Avatars?

Post by StarVixen » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:22 am

Edit: Nevermind, actually!

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