Couple of things for this journal: there are some new changes to the group I'll be detailing, and we're putting out the call for another contributor.
What's a contributor, you ask? Contributors are essentially admins of the group, voting on artwork submissions, answering member questions and generally being cool people. You also get to have some input on changes to the group and judge contests, and you can submit your artwork to the group's "Contributor Work" folder, with no need for votes!If you'd like to be a part of the team, please send a note answering the following:
>Who are you, and where are you from?
>What's the latest League related artwork you did?
>Why do you want to be a contributor?
A contributor will be chosen by the end of the month. Thank you in advance to anyone who applies!***********************************************************
Now for some changes to the group. (The following is intended to be a parody on the official League of Legends patch notes format.)Patch 2016.2 notesBy Blizzmaster
Welcome to the mid-season patch for the LeagueOfLegends group on deviantArt, the one after the Summer Contest. This patch is a grab bag of changes designed to keep art submissions going smoothly, being inclusive of all League of Legends fan art, and touching up some areas that need a bit of modernization.
As always, we welcome your feedback about the state of the group. If you would like to see something changed, added, or removed, send any of the admins a note and we will discuss it.
Now lets get going on these patch notes!
There's so much Fan Art in this group now, it's kind of ridiculous. If you kept going into our group's gallery and clicking on the first Fan Art folder you saw, you'd be in a folder that's closed to submissions and has artwork of champions that don't even look the same anymore! While all of these pieces of artwork are important to keep around, this change helps enable viewers to find more recent, relevant artwork if they're browsing around in the group's gallery by showing it first, rather than have the most recent submissions folder be buried under several closed, dated folders.
We're also adding a new folder! Back when the group was founded, the goal was to collect artwork of the champions in the game and put it into a place for people to find it. As League of Legends has expanded, so too has the artistic community. We've occasionally seen submissions or questions from people concerning artwork of the maps, cities, and places around Runeterra, so we are officially adding a place for all this artwork: the Environments folder. Please check out the rules in that folder before submitting, and enjoy!Fan Art Folders:Why can't I hold all this Fan Art?: Reorganized the Fan Art folders. Old Fan Art folders are now called "Fan Art Archives", while the most current folder will be called "Fan Art Submissions". The Fan Art Submissions folder will appear first before any of the archives in the gallery.
Fan Art 1, Fan Art 2... ->
Fan Art Submissions, Fan Art Archives 1, Fan Art Archives 2, ...
NEW No champions? No problem: The Environments folder has been added to the group, and is available now for submissions!
SFW artwork that has links to mature content will no longer require the Mature Content filter enabled. Basically, this was a case of being unsure of how effective the Mature Content filter was at blocking content, but it does it's job just fine and doesn't need a supplementary rule from this group to help it. We're going to be concerned about ourselves as a group and not other websites and what they might contain.
This being said, artwork submissions that are "previews" or "censored" versions of mature content will still need the filter enabled for us to accept them. Simply cutting off certain sections of an artwork or putting censors on something isn't enough to stop it being inappropriate for certain audiences.Just unnecessary: Removed the rule requiring a mature filter on artwork that links to mature content.
That'll be all for now! We'll see you in the submissions logs and on the rift!