Civ 5 Icon Competition - Final Round!

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by ainwood, Mar 30, 2010.

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Which icon shoudl be adopted by CFC as the Civ 5 Icon?

Poll closed Apr 6, 2010.
  1. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry1.png[/img]

    6.2%
  2. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry2.gif[/img]

    21.2%
  3. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry3.gif[/img]

    10.6%
  4. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry4.bmp[/img]

    0.1%
  5. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry7.gif[/img]

    18.7%
  6. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry31.gif[/img]

    5.3%
  7. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry35.gif[/img]

    6.0%
  8. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry36.gif[/img]

    3.4%
  9. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry37.gif[/img]

    2.6%
  10. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry46.gif[/img]

    2.8%
  11. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry47.gif[/img]

    0.5%
  12. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry62.gif[/img]

    0.1%
  13. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry64.gif[/img]

    6.4%
  14. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry65.gif[/img]

    0.5%
  15. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry66.gif[/img]

    0.8%
  16. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry68.gif[/img]

    0.9%
  17. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry69.gif[/img]

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry73.gif[/img]

    1.2%
  19. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry78.gif[/img]

    2.2%
  20. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry80.gif[/img]

    3.7%
  21. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry87.png[/img]

    1.2%
  22. [img]http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/icons/civ5/entries/entry91.gif[/img]

    5.5%
  1. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Ok - the preliminary voting has finished, and its down to the final round.

    To all those that had entries that didn't make it through to the final, commiserations, but thank-you for your entries.

    Because Group C had 3 tied for 5th place, I've include all of them.

    Voting will remain open for one week. In the event of a tie, we will have a final vote.
     
  2. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    oilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villian by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and irulent ermin anguarding ice and ouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengence; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me .
     
  3. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    :( Only one option that had the numeral 5. Then again, it made my particular vote easy.

    Some of the others are good enough but IMO there is nothing clearer than the number 5 when distinguishing it from all the other civ icons 1 through to 4.

    The nostalgic value of a V is greatly outweighed IMO by the much clearer distinctiveness of 5.

    At least on my monitor and with my eyes, yellow and white are hard to tell apart on such a tiny icon.
     
  4. t0mme

    t0mme Great Red One

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    You watched a movie recently?
     
  5. Seanirl

    Seanirl U-Boat Commander

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    My problem with the 5 is that the civ part of it doesn't seem very clear to me... it's very small.

    IMO... either the 3rd one or the 7th one. The 3rd is very clear a simple, a big obvious V that couldn't mean anything else. The 7th is nice and neat and fairly clear but then maybe not as easy to read due to the smaller text size.

    I think I'm going with the 3rd actually.
     
  6. Nitram15

    Nitram15 Pro Libertate!

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    Oh no! My one will lose! :(
     
  7. Chalks

    Chalks The blue pieces

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    I agree with your subtle implication.
     
  8. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    Needs sticky-ing.

    I think I'll save my vote until I see what the leaders are after a couple of days, although I'm leaning towards the second one...
     
  9. Alfa Romulus

    Alfa Romulus Chieftain

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    Good, my favourite is winning!
     
  10. grant2004

    grant2004 Citizen

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    It seems like a lot of options for a final vote. I would've expected at least one more run off with 5 or fewer candidates.
     
  11. duckstab

    duckstab Child of Noble Family

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    I think if none of the choices gets better than 50% the top two should go into a final runoff.
     
  12. Asthix

    Asthix Prognosticator

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    Seconded.

    The civ in the civ5 could be a bit bigger, but IMO nothing is as visually effective at a glance than civ5.

    I even had to change my vote for the final from option 12.
     
  13. vidion

    vidion Chieftain

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    The icons should be bigger at least for voting purposes.
     
  14. zehcoutinho

    zehcoutinho Chieftain

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    The first two are basically the same as cIV.
     
  15. PieceOfMind

    PieceOfMind Drill IV Defender Retired Moderator

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    Indeed,

    looks basically the same as

    But by all means, vote for the confusing icons! ;)
     
  16. sun surfer

    sun surfer Chieftain

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    There seem to be too many candidates. That means the distinctive ones like the plain "V" and the one with a "5" will get more votes because people who like those have less options (in the case of the "5", only one option), and "cIV" variation ones will split their votes.

    It'd be fairer to have a run-off between the top "ciV"-style vote getter, the top prominent "V" vote getter, and the top "5" vote getter - which are basically the top 3 in voting right now.

    I don't really care what it ends up being, and I actually prefer the simple "V" because it's dramatic and clear, but just thought I'd point out that.
     
  17. Shurdus

    Shurdus Am I Napoleon?

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    Agreed, people may now see the ciV and like it, but all the people who want a sign like that divide their votes amongst several candidates. The '5-people' have one candidate.

    To make things right another poll may be warranted to be fair.
     
  18. Akkon888

    Akkon888 한국 사람

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    If I am looking at a post for 5 seconds, I will be mistaken alot if the logo has a CiV format.

    Look at the forum! It is Civ4 and Civ5 general discussion, not CIV and CiV general discussion. Which one is less confusing? The one with numbers.

    I have to go with the logo with the number 5 in it. The others might take longer than half a second to recognize when casually reading posts.

    Civ5!
     
  19. Musketeer935

    Musketeer935 AoEIII Fan

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    Rally the 'V'!
     
  20. Kid R

    Kid R Emperor

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    I think it's time for a different background colour, hence voted for the gold.
     

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