HeroMachine Blog & Forums

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Hello folk, With 2014 here I thought I’d make a few inquires. First I would like to know, how many of you here that read the blog use our forums? and if not why not? Secondly since this post will be shared on our facebook and google+ pages I’d like to know from our social media communities, do you folks visit the site and read the blog or read the forums ? Again if not why not ? I will be checking the Facebook and Google+ pages to see your responses.

Next I would like to ask you blog readers what additional content you would like to see us cover here. I can’t make any promises, and I certainly can not speak for JR, dblade, CKnap, or FRM on this, however I will give any of your suggestions due consideration and if I feel confident I can cover the content you suggest I will give it a try, as time constraints allow anyway. I would also like to add that I plan on experimenting a bit with Vlogging and submitting some of my posts as Youtube videos instead of a written article and I plan on doing my first video within the next few weeks and record an Anime Talk review.

Thank you all for taking the time to leave me your feedback, it is my hope to hear from all of you. It is my wish to keep our content here on the blog and forums fresh and help bring the HeroMachine Community to that next level!

About Kaldath

HeroMachine Admin and Senior Moderator CONTACT INFORMATION: Email Address: Kaldath@HeroMachine.com - Twitter: @Kaldath - Google+: https://plus.google.com/+HarryCreter/

17 Responses to HeroMachine Blog & Forums

  1. I too will be keeping an eye on your suggestions, so if there’s anything you’d like to suggest for me to do feel free to put your ideas out there. Like Kaldath, I can’t promise to do everything, but I will at least try to do some of any suggestions I get.
    Also, if you have any ides for themes for the Character Design Contests, I’m very open to suggestions there.

  2. I’d like to see a revival of Open Critique Friday.

  3. Or… whatever day it was on… Why did I think it was on Friday? I don’t know.

    Anyway, bring it back.

  4. I only follow the blog. I know myself, and forums are a deathtrap for me ;)

    As for what I’d want to see in HM3… Everything’s good to take, of course, but I’m interested in fantasy items (clothes, weapons, sfx) and body ones (types of heads, noses, hands gestures…).

  5. It would be cool if a new feature could be put on there a cyborg body like skin ripped and machine being shown through the rips or something like that

  6. hmm, there seems to be a bit of confusion. I am not asking for item suggestions for HM 3, I am looking for types of things you want to read ( or watch in case of Vlogging ). If you want to suggest some new items you can go ahead however I can not promise our art team ( like to new title guys ;) ) will even see them here let alone create them.

  7. BurnedSmackdown

    I would like to see more stuff for the Female selection and accessories for both Males and Females

  8. What I think would be neat is a weekly column that showcases great non heromachine character designs from movies, comics, manga, video games, around the web, etc. I would be even better if there is a lot of community participation in it because I not only want to see neat character designs but I would like to know what attracted them to the designs in the first place and why they liked it.

  9. Also I think that it would help give people design ideas and maybe even ideas for new items.

  10. While I check the blog almost every day, I don’t have a forum account because I have no reason to be there, considering I only visit it to check custom poses and whatnot for Heromachine ideas. So I’m with LoneWolf155 when it comes to suggest stuff. I know there were “recipes” in the past, so bringing them back cold be interesting.

  11. Ok, sorry.

    I like the blog entries about comics, either “what were they thinking” or about good comics, past or presents.
    I loved the recipes, too.

    I like the talks about anime/movies/books… Whatever can point me to something cool I don’t know about.

    The “great characters” idea of lonewolf is cool too. It con concentrate on design, but also on what makes a character awesome to begin with (Sarah Connor, if you’re hearing me…)

  12. I don’t use the forums because I’m not much of a forum-goer. I do read the blog, even if I hardly ever comment. What I’d like to see is the ability to type the number for the layer placement, similar to how one can do that with the resizing percentages and rotation degrees. It’d make moving things around incredibly easier.

  13. I do both, blog and forum. I occasionally read the articles but since I don’t read any anime, I usually skip that one, sorry JR. I use the blog primarily for the contests. I wouldn’t mind seeing a spotlight on a comic book artist from time to time. I get a lot of inspiration from different ones I see either on HM or deviantart.

    For those who don’t, I would encourage you to join the forum. You’re missing out on a lot of excellent artwork that never makes it to a contest. In fact, I think most of what I do now just gets posted in the forum. If you don’t want to comment, that’s cool, but you may find some ideas there.

  14. The blog is usually my last stop here. The forums are where I post and comment / critique / enter more contests. Generally I go just to the blog if I have very little time and just to read forum material if I have a little time. Like many a mad scientist type, I know that I can’t spend all my time in the lab and so don’t EVEN go in if I can’t spare half and hour or multitask.

    As for content, I’m enjoying watching your redesign contests almost as much as I like entering the contests I enter. I like seeing how a concept translates to another artist’s style. Some of JR’s rants are fun, and the art team’s dynamic is interesting. I even read your stuff on anime frequently, tho I’m not really an anime fan. I’m hoping that I have a lot less time soon, ironically, because I need to get one of the jobs I’m scrambling for.
    OCD’s return sounds good–if it’s an OC3D I can guarantee I’ll be in to help.

    JR? I’m sure if you separate out power categories like you’ve just done with flying, you’ll have a long list. You might also try a “bad combo” contest–which two of the following powers would ONE hero not be better off having? A poll on the forums?

  15. I do both, blog and forum
    I like Kit’s suggestion,
    I miss pop quizzes

  16. I was going to also say maybe the recipes and tutorials could be updated to reflect the new controls?(where applies)

  17. Arioch:
    I only follow the blog. I know myself, and forums are a deathtrap for me

    Me too. But I do drop in there occasionally, to see if I can work out how to do something from examples, or to ask for advice if I can’t. (And to have a go at some of the contests, if I’m bored.) I try not to do any more than that, but I have to say I get sidetracked by the story section more often than not…

    I’m not on Facebook or Google Plus and don’t really watch video clips, so no comments there.

    Thanks for a great site. Much fun has been had and hopefully will be yet. :-)