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Thoughts on CI Backgrounds?

I like em, and tend to buy em. 0.44318181818182 44.3% [ 39 ]
They're more like eye candy. I don't buy em. 0.32954545454545 33.0% [ 29 ]
I tend to look over them. I wouldn't use them. 0.22727272727273 22.7% [ 20 ]
Total Votes:[ 88 ]
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Oh, dip, I didn't notice that. Man, opportunity missed there. We coulda used a nice horrific background this RIG.

I love background items. I have a bunch of them. I think my favorite is Hanafuda, but I get more use out of Warzones and Centre de la Terre.
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I did notice the lack of Backgrounds. Like, woohoo. A bathroom. That'd be good for a Harry Potter cosplay. rofl

I much prefer pretty sceneries. D:

Who says bathrooms cant be pretty? emotion_dealwithit
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You need another option in the poll for people like me--I love backgrounds, but I rarely use them.

The poll is more triggered toward users buying or not buying, rather than using or not using. Youre right, I should've added more options, with the way I worded the poll. But I didn't want the votes going every which way, with no clear definition if Backgrounds should continue being a big thing in our CI's.

A valid enough point. For me, it's always a balance of how much I think I'll use the background weighed against how much I think I'll use the other items I could buy with the same gold. The background rarely wins if it's over 50k. Which mostly means that I'm cheap.
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I did notice that, as that's one of the things I look forward to when a new RIG comes out! I just love whenever we get some new backgrounds, whether it's from a RIG, CS bundle, or REI/EI!!
Favorite background, how do I narrow down that list? My favorites are; Hanafuda, Lunar Celebration, Epic Journey, Scenic Quest, REMemories, the Modus Dark Room, Stellerscapes, Keiko's kitchen, Derelict Cityscapes, Nihonzaru onsen, Quaint Neighborhood, and Prince of the Sea has amazing backgrounds!! emotion_kirakira
Backgrounds I would like to see. I know I made a thread in the SF back in August about this. I would like to see backgrounds of; around the home, places to eat, places to hang out, vacation & international, job, historical, places to go, etc. One background that's at the top of the list is of a candy store!! heart
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I'd like to see a gigantic deatheater background like the huge skull eating my avie(make it an animated background)
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Serene Rainstorm
I did notice that, as that's one of the things I look forward to when a new RIG comes out! I just love whenever we get some new backgrounds, whether it's from a RIG, CS bundle, or REI/EI!!
Favorite background, how do I narrow down that list? My favorites are; Hanafuda, Lunar Celebration, Epic Journey, Scenic Quest, REMemories, the Modus Dark Room, Stellerscapes, Keiko's kitchen, Derelict Cityscapes, Nihonzaru onsen, Quaint Neighborhood, and Prince of the Sea has amazing backgrounds!! emotion_kirakira
Backgrounds I would like to see. I know I made a thread in the SF back in August about this. I would like to see backgrounds of; around the home, places to eat, places to hang out, vacation & international, job, historical, places to go, etc. One background that's at the top of the list is of a candy store!! heart

Since you mentioned candy store. I was wondering how a Gingerbread House background would make users feel. Good idea?
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Background items are one of my favorite things.
I don't care if I never use them, I MUST COLLECT THEM ALL scream

I was a little disappointed at the lack of them this time around. But this RIG generally felt kind of old school, (not in a bad way) so I'll let it slide this time, gaia.

This time. stare
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    i don't really use backgrounds, so that might be why i didn't notice the lack of them lately.

    only CI background i like is Derelict Cityscapes. cute colors and i love the city pose.
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I did notice that, as that's one of the things I look forward to when a new RIG comes out! I just love whenever we get some new backgrounds, whether it's from a RIG, CS bundle, or REI/EI!!
Favorite background, how do I narrow down that list? My favorites are; Hanafuda, Lunar Celebration, Epic Journey, Scenic Quest, REMemories, the Modus Dark Room, Stellerscapes, Keiko's kitchen, Derelict Cityscapes, Nihonzaru onsen, Quaint Neighborhood, and Prince of the Sea has amazing backgrounds!! emotion_kirakira
Backgrounds I would like to see. I know I made a thread in the SF back in August about this. I would like to see backgrounds of; around the home, places to eat, places to hang out, vacation & international, job, historical, places to go, etc. One background that's at the top of the list is of a candy store!! heart

Since you mentioned candy store. I was wondering how a Gingerbread House background would make users feel. Good idea?


I would love a Gingerbread House background!!! emotion_kirakira I hope we get one in December! I would snatch that up in a heartbeat! heart
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Background items are one of my favorite things.
I don't care if I never use them, I MUST COLLECT THEM ALL scream

I was a little disappointed at the lack of them this time around. But this RIG generally felt kind of old school, (not in a bad way) so I'll let it slide this time, gaia.

This time. stare

The oldschool engine mechanic was nice. Up until I realised my winnings were soulbound... Cause I usually sell my winnings. Atleast I understand the reason why they did this. It may very well end up being a rare CI in the end. I'm investing in a bundle.
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I would have loved a seasonal background. We had a pumpkin item, so why not a pumpkin patch. I would also have loved one with trees in Autumn colors, a fall festival, an apple orchard, or one with a neighborhood/house decorated for Halloween for trick or treating avatars.
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I would have loved a seasonal background. We had a pumpkin item, so why not a pumpkin patch. I would also have loved one with trees in Autumn colors, a fall festival, an apple orchard, or one with a neighborhood/house decorated for Halloween for trick or treating avatars.


Yes to all of those backgrounds!! emotion_dowant
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Masquerade! Paper faces on parade. Masquerade!


Epic Journey (Tavern) is a preference of mine for the reason that it resembles the area of the Dinner scene in Rocky. blaugh I also love how the Overgrown Ruins background looks, and I just picked up the lovely Overgrown City for a mere 20k. o.o Even though it is an MC, Night Weaver (Moonlit River) is absolutely divine and it is now the set background for my "Mother Magenta" look.


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Usually I find backgrounds to take away from the avatar, so I don't really use them.

I do like them though. So I guess we should indeed get more of them!
I'd personally like some more historically inspired rooms.
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There's no rainbow items either, but you don't see me complaining.
Except the BG items have been in most RIGs this year and are far more useful than a rainbow item, even though I love rainbow.
Also we DID get a rainbowish item.

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