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3/9/2016 7:42:15   
  Zyrain
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Table of Contents
  • The Rules
  • Avatar, Title and Date
  • Colors
  • Linking
  • Lists
  • Images and Videos
  • Other Notes
  • Example Design Notes Post
  • Staff Avatars



The Rules

quote:

  • Posting Design Notes
    If you would like to post a Design Note thread on the forums, you are required to have the thread fully formatted BEFORE you post the thread. There is a "preview" button right next to "ok" to submit the thread. If you need to check to see that everything is in order, use that. It is not a race to see who can post the Design Notes first, or see how quickly after the Design Notes are made that you can post them on the forums. Quality is highly valued above speed in this case.

    If you want to try your hand at posting the Design Notes, but are not sure how to properly format them, you can look at previous Design Note threads for an idea of how it should look, and read this thread about Forum Commands to learn how to properly post pictures, links, text colors, etc. You may also pm any one of the AQW GD forum staff listed here and ask them if you still have questions about properly formatting the Design Notes. If you are unsure if they are right or not, do NOT post them and assume one of the forum staff will "fix" your problem. Your thread will be deleted and made room for one that is properly formatted.

  • Taken from the =AQW= General Discussion Forum Rules.

    For a while I have noticed that many Design Notes threads are sloppily copy/pasted from the AQW website to this forum, and left for some of the forum staff to format and tag. I thought this was simply because people may not know how to properly format the DNs, but recent events have proven me wrong.

    Contrary to what many believe, it is NOT the job of the forum staff to come behind you and fix your DNs because you couldn't be bothered to do it yourself. If you can't do it right, don't do it at all. If you don't know how to do it right, there are ways to learn. This is NOT a race, and quality will be valued over speed from now on.



    Avatar, Title and Date

    quote:


    Chaos Maker

    May 29, 2013
    Drakath Strikes Back

    The staff avatar and their title, in this case it's "Chaos Maker", goes at the top of the Design Notes. The avatar is linked to their personal tag as well:
    [link=Tag Link][image]Image Link[/image][/link]
    A list of all the common staff avatars you'll most likely need can be found in the post below.

    The title of the Design notes is linked to the individual post. Use this title and the date to name your post on the forums. For example, this forum thread should be titled "Design Notes May 29th, 2013: Drakath Strikes Back". Remember you should NEVER tag your own thread with =AQW=, as this is the job of the AQW GD ArchKnights and Moderators.

    Here is the code for the date and title:
    [b]Date[/b]
    [link=][color=#000000][size=3][b]Title[/b][/size][/color][/link]


    Colors

    An important thing to note first is that the whole of a Design Notes post is ALWAYS colored, even if it's just black, instead of leaving normal text as the natural gray inside quote tags (as shown by the quotes used in The Rules section above). So before you put anything else inside the quote tags, use a color tag.

    Most staff just use black, such as Alina and Artix, in which case you can use the following:
    [quote][color=#000000]Design Notes[/color][/quote]
    Cysero often uses #006600.
    Beleen often uses #FF1493.

    The next main subject of colors is the Design Note topics.

    quote:

    Don't Forget These Important Dates!
    September is almost over, which means 5th Upholder is ALMOST HERE! We've got a lot coming up in the next few weeks, so note your calendars, Heroes!

    5th Upholder is Coming October 1st!
    AQWorlds 5th Upholder begins October 1st! Support AQWorlds by upgrading your account any time in October to become a 5th Upholder and unlock the 4 star swords you see below, PLUS the 5th Upholder character page!
    [color=#990000][b]Don't Forget These Important Dates![/b][/color]
    
    [color=#990000][b]5th Upholder is Coming October 1st![/b][/color]
    A lighter red is often used in Design Notes too. Especially with footnotes and asterisks:

    quote:

    Prepare for the spookiest time of the year... by taking on trickers and treaters throughout Lore! The previous years of Mogloween releases will return next Friday, with a rare shop and challenge boss* at the end of the month!

    * In order to make sure we have enough time to finish the Chaos Sage storyline this year, we are going to have lighter holiday releases until the end of 2013. But MAN, is the end of the Chaos Saga going to make up for it. Any guesses on what will happen?
    [color=#FF0000]* [i]Note[/i][/color]


    Linking

    Mainly all the links within Design Notes appear like this. Use the following code to get it right:
    [link=][color=#990000][u]Text[/u][/color][/link]
    Note that the link function must go on the outside of the code for the format to work. Sometimes you may have to add bold to the code as well.



    Lists

    Lists are often used in Design Notes to help order things. We have both ordered/numbered lists and unordered/bulleted lists.

    quote:

    There are THREE ways you can get the Legion DoomKnight armor:
    1. Buy with 2000 ACs to get it immediately
    2. Farm for the Class if you have the Sepulchure's DoomKnight Armor by completing the "Become a DoomKnight" quest from Dage in Battleon
    3. Farm for the Class if you are a member of the Undead Legion by killing Dark Sepulchure. Merge 13 "Sepulchure's Legion Badge" items with 2000 Legion Tokens to create the Class.
    Ordered list:
    [ol][*] Item 1
    [*] Item 2
    [*] Item 1[/ol]

    quote:

    For the last two years, Dage has been itching to move on to new designs and start new traditions. But the Dark Caster series has proven to be one of the most popular designs we've ever created. So, to make all our current heroes happy and pave the way for new, future traditions, here's the plan:
    • Dage is going to create a 2017 variant of the Arcane Dark Caster set*
    • This set will return seasonally each year**
    • There will be AC *and* Legion Token versions
    • This armor set will likely come later in the month of March. Stay tuned for a release date.
    Unordered list:
    [ul][*] Item 1
    [*] Item 2
    [*] Item 3[/ul]



    Images and Videos

    quote:


    Power and victory can be yours!

    Not all images have the bold title directly beneath them, and if that is the case, just edit the following code:
    [center][image]Image Link[/image]
    [b]Text[/b][/center]
    However, videos (normally via YouTube) are a completely different matter. We cannot embed videos on to the forums, therefore, we have to link them instead. Remember to always use quietube though to prevent linking to any inappropriate content.

    For example, the 2013 DragonCon Design Notes had a YouTube video embedded, yet on the forums we would show this instead:

    quote:




    Other Notes
    • Resources: If you are uncomfortable with forum coding, use the Forum Commands guide.
    • Take your time: It is NOT a race. We would prefer to see a full formatted Design Notes posted than a rushed post. Any posts which are not fully formatted are only going to get deleted anyway, so if you want your post to stay, make sure it's fully formatted!
    • Spacing: Forum coding can sometimes cause a problem with spacing, with Design Note posts, you're likely to find that using the center and list tags will create a lot of space, so be careful of that when using them.
    • Preview: To make sure you've got everything right, ALWAYS use the "Preview" button before actually submitting the post. This will show you how your post will appear, so you can spot any errors you may need to change.
    If you have any questions or need assistance, PLEASE contact one of us AQW GD ArchKnights and we will be happy to help. However, the bottom line is that if you have no idea how to properly post the Design Notes, just leave it for someone who does.



    Example Design Notes Post

    quote:


    Calendar Maker

    September 25, 2013
    Reminders of Awesomeness
    Don't Forget These Important Dates!
    September is almost over, which means 5th Upholder is ALMOST HERE! We've got a lot coming up in the next few weeks, so note your calendars, Heroes!

    5th Upholder is Coming October 1st!
    AQWorlds 5th Upholder begins October 1st! Support AQWorlds by upgrading your account any time in October to become a 5th Upholder and unlock the 4 star swords you see below, PLUS the 5th Upholder character page!


    To become a 5th Upholday, you have to either upgrade during the month of October OR have an upgrade that is still active on November 1st. We'll have more details about what being an Upholder means and how to become one on Monday!

    AQW 5th Birthday / AE 11th Anniversary begins October 11th!
    This October 11th, prepare to attend Artix Entertainment's BattleCon, our first ever in-game, all-game convention!
    • Live and pre-recorded streaming panels (schedule changing daily, will be posted ahead of time)
    • Live and pre-recorded Question & Answer sessions
    • Featured Artist Alley (where all the non-rare gear from your favorite featured artist shops returns)
    • Vendor booth with information and gear straight from all our other games
    • Exclusive quests and MANY cosplay-themed rewards (what kind of cosplay-mashup gear do YOU want to see?!)
    • PLUS an expansion to the Secret Underground Lab map from last year's event (this time it will stay in-game PERMANENTLY!)
    • And so much more!

    REMINDER: the Chunin Class from last year's birthday event leaves October 11th!

    Earn Double ACs Offer this October 4th - 6th!
    Starting at noon server time on October 4th and running through midnight October 6th, you'll get double the amount of AdventureCoins when you complete Matomy offers on our AExtras site!


    Mogloween Returns October 4th!
    Prepare for the spookiest time of the year... by taking on trickers and treaters throughout Lore! The previous years of Mogloween releases will return next Friday, with a rare shop and challenge boss* at the end of the month!

    * In order to make sure we have enough time to finish the Chaos Sage storyline this year, we are going to have lighter holiday releases until the end of 2013. But MAN, is the end of the Chaos Saga going to make up for it. Any guesses on what will happen?

    More Dates to Remember!
    • Fall Seasonal Shop releases THIS Friday!
    • Suggestion shop updates THIS Friday!
    • Friday the 13th maps turn Legend-only on Monday!
    • BattleMage Class releases next Friday!
    • The Chaos War Rares shop leaves NEXT Friday!
    • Quibble's Talk Like a Pirate Day shop leaves NEXT Friday!
    • Treasure Map shop updates NEXT Friday!
    • 3 month Shadow Sorcerer package (replacing LightCaster) releases NEXT Thursday!
    • No Featured Artist shop next Tuesday, but will return in late October.
    • AQW/AE Birthdayversary event begins October 11th!
    • The Swordhaven Chaos finale releases October 18th!

    Tags: Alina



    Thanks to the other AQW GD ArchKnights and Moderators for their help with making this guide. Thanks to .Shadow// for the banner.

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      Zyrain
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