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Same Builds? Nope! Only drunken hostesses.

    • 19 posts
    March 29, 2013 10:06 AM EDT

    I know there was already a discussion about originality in builds, but if a build is kind of a slight rehash of another build will it be acknowledged and deleted?

  • March 29, 2013 10:08 AM EDT

    I suppose it depends how much like said build is like another one, if there isn't much difference I could see it happening, but I guess this is more for the CB hosts to decide.

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    March 29, 2013 10:47 AM EDT

    I had the same concerns when I joined but the guys here are really helpful and set me on the right track. Ben C and Nikolaj Poulsen were a great help, I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you asked for their advice via private message.

    Maybe if you have an idea about what keywords your build might be associated with you could search the site for similar builds? That would give you some idea about what you can do to make your build different.

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    March 29, 2013 10:53 AM EDT

    I've never removed a build for being similar to another, not on purpose anyway...

    It's bound to happen and most of the time it wasn't something the author went out of there way to do.

    I have noticed that when someone is referencing other peoples builds in their discussion that they never do as well in the ranks because you're basically announcing the fact that you're just poaching ideas or playstyles from others. Name dropping doesn't win any points...

    Some 'rules' are obviously un-written, starting a build by saying "This is a re-hash of The Demonhunter..." wouldn't get the post deleted but few people would bother taking it seriously and the Deathmatch would eventually eat it.

    I've had one of my builds 'duplicated' in the past, same perks, race, equipment, backstory. It is a little annoying.

    Someone once duplicated one of Pontys builds as well, they completely took the piss though! They even stole his characters in-game name and changed it by one letter!

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    March 29, 2013 10:58 AM EDT

    No way! Is that guy still around?

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    March 29, 2013 11:03 AM EDT

    Ha! I don't think so, I wouldn't name drop even if they were...

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    March 29, 2013 4:49 PM EDT
    That's a good man, don't blame others nor point mistakes unnecessarily, it is the past.
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    March 29, 2013 4:51 PM EDT
    I see, I feel that that's fair for builders, because really we gain some inspiration from other builds, even if it is greatly similar.
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    March 29, 2013 4:55 PM EDT

    Build Poachers are the worst kind....

    One letter? really? What'd he do - make 'The Poladin ?' lol.

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    March 29, 2013 5:02 PM EDT

    It wasn't his build title it was the actual original name that Ponty had used for his character...

    (goes off to check)

    It was his Witch build, he called his character "Fryssa" the other guy called his "Frysza" or something like that.

    You had to be there I guess...

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    March 29, 2013 5:07 PM EDT

    Mind you, if you make a good build you and Henson especially  you've got to watch out for build/idea/name stealers.

    Just imagine 'The Tong Mo' or 'The Namasis'

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    March 29, 2013 5:12 PM EDT

    What about ... The Nemosis? ...

    I'll show myself out ...

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    March 29, 2013 5:19 PM EDT

    Race: Argonian with red scales

    Major skills: Sneak

    Roleplay: Swimming in the Sea of Ghosts

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    March 29, 2013 5:29 PM EDT

    Profile like for you, sir

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    March 29, 2013 7:16 PM EDT

    Oh Mason, I can't believe I haven't pointed this out to you yet. Your Fallen Hero build profile picture is a edit of another picture.


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    March 29, 2013 7:26 PM EDT

    I have a similar fear. I feel when I post a build, the style may be a copy or too weak to be the next-big-thing. Including by Ben, (to Ben) I fear your criticism. You seem to be a tad bit harsh, I can commend you, and hide from you. You bring a strange vibe of encouragement. I guess you could take that as a compliment.

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    March 29, 2013 7:27 PM EDT

    Lol, prat...

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    March 29, 2013 7:30 PM EDT

    .....You can have the chocolate factory now....

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    March 29, 2013 7:33 PM EDT

    On the topic of this I was over at a friends place yesterday, he had a load of his Magic: The Gathering stuff out.

    Seems a whole load of build artwork comes from there.

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    March 29, 2013 7:36 PM EDT

    I've had that issue a bit in the past. I start thinking "It's got this from this build, that from that..." when I get up to 4 I usually figure it's unique enough!

    If you look at my Skystrider it's pretty similar to Mason's Volkihar, though how stuff is used makes it play quite differently. I wouldn't really bother yourself if you've got the same skillset as someone else; it's how you use your skills/weapons/spells/shouts that matters.

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    March 29, 2013 7:37 PM EDT

    The Magic: The Gathering card artwork works for great build pictures. It's a good alternative to real screenshots.

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    March 29, 2013 7:38 PM EDT

    Yep! MTG has a ton of great piccies, I think Henson is a fan as well as snakes...

    The Nemesis is all MTG. I got lucky with that one because if I hadn't found those images I probably wouldn't have posted.

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    March 29, 2013 7:40 PM EDT

    Yeah he was one of the ones I spotted!

    Not saying it's a bad thing, just thought it was interesting!

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    March 29, 2013 7:42 PM EDT

    I saw you have like 4 images of the same character.
    I might use these ones in a build. I don't know if there are more, because these may not be from MTG.

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    March 29, 2013 7:44 PM EDT

    Artwork is great for inspiration, I found this little site a few months back that has absolutely tons of little images that are perfect for illustrating builds...