Emblems Add An Entirely Awesome Dimension to CoD Gameplay
Software companies spend millions of dollars creating a new game, and when it is part of a massive franchise such as CoD, then there is little room for error. The CoD franchise generates millions of dollars and is a never-ending juggernaut, which simply cannot be allowed to fail.
Unfortunately for game developers, it is not like making a cake; you cannot just keep using the same recipe year after year and expect the same results. There needs to be developments, innovation and new ideas and concepts to encourage players to purchase the latest game.
This year CoD has expanded the capabilities available to the budding creative designers who enjoy creating their own custom emblems. For many people, this provides users with the opportunity to express their personality, to stand out from the crowd, and to add an extra dimension to the game. Some tech observers may consider this to be similar to the difference between iOS and Android. iOS forces their users to work a certain way, to use standard apps, such as a launcher and an SMS program, and does not provide the capability for individual choice. Android, on the other hand, is the polar opposite, with the ability to change virtually every aspect of the system, to stand out from the crowd and make your device work however you so wish.
In many ways, there will no doubt be some people who get as much, if not more enjoyment from creating their own custom emblems, as they do from playing the actual game itself. Indeed, if the reviews and comments about custom emblems are to be believed, then Sledgehammer Games, the brains behind the latest release may have pulled off a remarkable marketing coup.
How To Find The Emblem Editor
Sadly, in what turns out to be a poor piece of game design, the location within the game where players access the emblem editor is not as straightforward to find as you might expect. The good news is that we are going to explain exactly where it is so that you can quickly get your creative juices flowing.
Make your way to the beach, in the Headquarters, and as you are approaching the Scorestreaks Tower, you should notice a ladder at the bottom of the tower. Position yourself directly at the bottom of the ladder and then look to your left, and you should notice some steps.
If you follow those steps up, you will find this elusive emblem editor. I am not exactly sure why they made it quite so difficult to locate it, but once you know where it is, the only thing between a stunningly creative artistic masterpiece and you is your designer talent.
Think Carefully About Your Design and How It Will Be Perceived
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The whole point about creating your own emblem is the opportunity to differentiate yourself, to make an impression (good or bad), and possibly to demonstrate your artistic prowess. However, there are certain things that you should avoid when designing your emblem in order not to offend other players. Not only is this offending others a bad idea, but it could also potentially be deleted by Sledgehammer games if they feel that crosses any lines.
Don’t put anything overtly sexual or culturally offensive in your emblem. Remember that you have absolutely no idea who you could end up playing against, and the point of video games is for pleasure and enjoyment. Don’t forget that the player community includes pretty young kids, as well.
Perhaps a good rule of thumb would be to ask yourself if your mother would be offended or ashamed by anything you add to an emblem and, if the answer is yes, then you probably should take that as a warning sign that it is not appropriate.
Visit YouTube for Lessons and Inspiration
Sometimes it can be quite a challenge to come up with a unique design, or worse still you have the perfect concept in your head but are unsure how to use layers and systems to create it correctly. This is where the beauty of YouTube comes into play; due to the popularity of CoD; there are thousands of tutorial videos online, that will walk you through the process quickly and easily. There are also numerous forums, Facebook Groups and Google + groups where people will be only too willing to guide and assist you.
There is an entire community of designers out there who are not only keen to demonstrate their prowess, but also happy to teach and develop other players. Not only will this result in your emblems becoming much more professional looking, but you will also increase your number of online friends, which adds to the fun of the game.
Don’t Become Too Obsessive About Emblem Creation
This may be a matter of opinion, so feel free to ignore it if you disagree with the next paragraph or so, but don’t fall into the trap of spending all your time creating a spectacular emblem, at the expense of building your CoD game-playing skills. After all, you don’t want your emblem to be remembered as belonging to the worst player ever to play CoD (lul).
Sure, you want your emblem to be original, memorable and look fantastic, but CoD WW2 is a significant $$$ investment, and if all you want to do is create emblems, then there are other pieces of software, that are significantly more powerful and capable on the marketplace. Furthermore perfecting your skills in Photoshop may be a much better investment of your time and energy, if a career in online design is your long-term aim.
After all, we are out to kill the enemy. And if we do it the right way, no emblem will be seen for very long!