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      Donations and Recognition!   12/22/2016

      Hello everyone! We are becoming a huge community and that doesn't come cheap. All staff here are volunteers and do this because they love the site. Right now, everything is paid out of pocket, by Erroneous. We would love for you to donate in order to help out with the site costs (i.e. Forum License, Domain Name, Hosting) so that we can keep Security and Forum Software up to date and possibly add some new features. If you do decide to donate, we have some fun, snazzy gifts of appreciation for you ;) Please message me (Shark) so we can get you the gifts of appreciation! We thank you for your support! Please use this link for more info   _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ How To Donate Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the donate button.

      NOTABLE DONORS LIST Here is where we honor the donors who go above and beyond the call of Aincrad! Top Tier Donors! Percival Row  Teayre Nezumi Zandra Alice Arc Atzo Baldur Claim Corvo Dominion Genji Ignavus_veneficus Jomei Kaya Kimi Lee Lessa Mack Macradon Nocturn Persephone Piera Ruus Sarial Hawke Shi Unyeilding Vale To express our gratitude, here is a picture of the iconic duo for all you wonderful supporters!
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      The SAO Staff Team!   02/21/2017

      Hello members of SAO-RPG!

      I'm sure most of you (if not some) have noticed or heard changes were made to the staff team. If you are applying to staff, you may have noticed that the application process has recently changed. This has all happened because of a reformation of the staff team and the way it operates. The staff now has separate teams for development. These teams are: Floor Creation Team [Floors, Quests/Events, Bosses], Systems & Clarifications Team, and Player Support Team.

      "Who is on these teams?" Well the answer to that lies below! Floor Team Systems & Clarifications Team Player Support Team * - Denotes Team Lead

      We also have a team to work on and develop the current systems but that team will search for its members and is not allowed to be applied to.

      Now you may be asking, "Shark, how does one apply to the Staff Team?" And I have but 1 simple answer!
      Go read this thread and it may answer all your questions!

      If you have any more questions, send me a PM and I will answer your questions about staff. (Only the format of teams and/or the application process)

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I made a post a while ago with ALO/SAO signatures, but it's a bit outdated and isn't terribly helpful to people who want to make their own signatures. This one should be a bit more coherent, and provides links/information to help you make your own signature! It includes layered files compatible with Photoshop CS/Elements and GIMP, as well as the font file for the SAO UI Font. Just make sure you download the right one!


Here's a screenshot of what the signature looks like with a placeholder image and background.
The files include editable text layers, which should make customizing and editing the signature much easier.




(for Photoshop CS/Elements)
.psd file

(for GIMP)
.xcf file
GIMP Download

(SAO UI Font)
Note: You may need to download the font to edit the text layers. Download the file to this location: (C:\Windows\Fonts)



If you're having some trouble finding good artwork for either your character or the background itself, the following links might help you out!
I recommend you use the sites at your own risk, because you may come across some NSFW artwork. (especially on tumblr)
A good trick for finding artwork of a character with a transparent background is to google: "<character name> Render".

Character Artwork


Background Artwork
(Direct Links)


If you need help with your signature, feel free to send me a Private Message. I'll be happy to help!

Edited by Takao

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Just trying to figure out some things on your template. Great work by the way. But I'm trying to get a gif to sit where the character image is and have the stats overlay. Any tips? Videos?

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You'd have to do the stats first, compress all of those layers into one layer, and then duplicate the stats overlay and merge them with each frame of the animation. If you had video editing software that could work gifs, like Sony Vegas, it'd be easier, but with photoshop you have to do it each frame by frame, duplicating and merging the stats overlay.

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