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A Poptart

Post by Superkoop » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:59 am

The other day, someone was saying they were going to go eat a poptart. And I thought to myself, I wish I had one.
So I made one...it's not very good I think, but maybe you can tell me how I can make it more not bad. :wink:
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Crush » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:17 am

The outline is very blurred. Did you resize the graphic?
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Superkoop » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:38 am

No, I pixeled a bit in a lowered opacity to make the edges not look so jagged.

I guess that didn't work =\

[Edit] I got rid of the opacity on the edges. But now it looks more rough.
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Crush » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:16 pm

First, when you draw outlines then don't draw the corners like this:
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but like this:
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When you still think that they are too jagged you can try selective outlining or anti aliasing.
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Superkoop » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:56 pm

Thank you Crush! Your advice was very helpful indeed!
And I also tried following the guides you posted. =)
Does it look any better now?
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Vink » Thu May 01, 2008 8:33 am

What is a poptart? Can't find the word in my dictionaries.
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Re: A Poptart

Post by fate » Thu May 01, 2008 8:54 am

Hi,

I am not entirely certain about the origins of the word `poptart', but the things I have come to know under that label are flat, rectangular, and overly sweet; they consist of a crust filled with a processed, sugary paste that defies description. On the outside, they are further coated with some sugary concoction and, occasionally, sprinkles, which is where the purple part in the image comes from-- the straweberry-flavoured ones look like the ones in the image.

Poptarts are apparently meant to be toasted before being eaten, though I have never done so the few times I tried them. I consider them a low-grade processed food and (a) recommend against eating them (though considering the poor quality of their texture and taste and their evident unhealthiness, such a recommendation is likely unneccessary), and (b) expect that they would require a slightly different description than the one I just gave if they were to be integrated into tmw.
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Jaxad0127 » Thu May 01, 2008 3:55 pm

A good description of them can be found on Wikipedia.
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Black Don » Thu May 01, 2008 5:52 pm

Or try to search Kellogg's poptarts, oh and they are a register trademark
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Dave » Thu May 01, 2008 6:06 pm

I was told by someone that a box of Poptarts contains enough sodium to kill a man. :o

fate, your description of the product should be printed on the package.

If we had poptarts in the game, they should be somehow toastable. Once toasted, they are temporarily more delicious..

"Could you please shoot a fireball at my poptart? FWOOOOSH! Thaaaanks!" *munch-munch*

.. when poptarts are not quickly eaten, they turn in to crumbly sheets of rock. :D Once hardened, they can be used as thrown weapons, like some sort of strawberry shuriken. :lol:

Oh poop. Now we have to call them toaster pastries, or something generic like that. :(
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Superkoop » Thu May 01, 2008 7:50 pm

I like the idea of a toasted version of it, this could work with the Item Creation System. And would be a use for the cooking skill, like if you are a lower level this is the best you can make, and all the pastry would do is take away health. But later when your cooking skill increases you can make a toasted one, and then it does something good.

And the name Poptart wouldn't have fit in anyways, since I think the "Pop" part of the word is because it goes in a toaster and "pops" up. And it's called a tart, because that's what it is, a tart. So, we could call this a Flashtart (you flash it with fire) or something similar.

(I take it my present version doesn't look as bad)
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Jaxad0127 » Thu May 01, 2008 9:02 pm

Superkoop wrote:I like the idea of a toasted version of it, this could work with the Item Creation System. And would be a use for the cooking skill, like if you are a lower level this is the best you can make, and all the pastry would do is take away health. But later when your cooking skill increases you can make a toasted one, and then it does something good.
Let's not discourage people from advancing. Raw pop-tarts could give a small instant boost to health, but decrease regen rate (cumulative, maybe even to the level of poison if you eat too many in too short a time) for a while. Toasted would give a medium boost to health and not affect regen.
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Crush » Thu May 01, 2008 9:29 pm

Note that the "Item creation system" wiki page is very old and obsolete.

I made some raw notes on a page in my userspace for a more detailed crafting system article I am going to write http://wiki.themanaworld.org/index.php/ ... h/Crafting
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Superkoop » Fri May 02, 2008 12:05 am

Ah, I thought that page was not the current plan! I was looking for yours to link, but, I didn't remember it was on your user page. >.<
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Re: A Poptart

Post by Dahawka » Mon May 05, 2008 3:53 pm

poptarts ftw!!! ^^
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