I know it might suck up alot of Bandwidth to make it even a little bit bigger, but I have some ideas of change everything.
Current Large Icons
64x64; files no larger than 10kb
Ideal Icon Size
80x80; files no larger than 30kb
-64x64 is very small and using non-icon images, like anime character's pictures in it will result in people not being able to make out what it is.
-10kb doesn't leave much space for quality in the icons, I normally have to make them 16-Bit GIFs to get them animated with 3-7 frames.
I have no problem with the small icons.
250x60; files no larger than 64kb
468x60; files no larger than 500kb
(The size would be the same size as a topsite banner)
350x60; files no larger than 200kb
-Its nice when people can put text in their banners telling people about the game with short phrases like "-Run 24/7 on Digital BYOND" its like a mini-summary and catches people's eyes. But with 250x60, its very hard to do so.
Solution to Bandwidth Problem!
-Off-site Linking, so it doesn't take the space or bandwidth from the BYOND Server.
-Off-site Upload Server, get images hosted on a web-server from a third-party site instead of the BYOND Servers.
-Members-only, less size restriction only for BYOND Members.
Dec 23 2007, 3:37 pm