First off, Opal will once again be Open for New Members on January 25th! We will open our doors for a week after the timer on the front page goes off! Please Join us then
Starting from Jan. 16 till Feb. 28 the Fighting Gym is open for art submission! Members and soon to be Members are encouraged to participate in these events as they are your only window of opportunity to claim Gym Badges from the Leader of the month. January's Gym Leader is Barbados the Fighting-type Gym Leader:
Each Gym has it's own set of rules that must be followed. For this event both Trainers and Gym Leader will be forced to wear heavy weights for each of their Pokemon that are knocked out in battle, with each additional weight being heavier than the last. Your job as an artist for this event is to illustrate, in a minimum of 4 pictures, your Trainer's battle with Barbados. In addition, some where in your event entree you must include your trainer experiencing and enduring the penalty rule at least once, no Gym Leader hands out their badges without a fight! So go try your hand on obtaining your first Gym Badge!
In-depth Rules for Gym Badge Event:
-4 vs 4 Gym Battle, Submissions must include 4(or all if you have less than 4) of your Pokemon fighting against 4 of the Gym Leader's Pokemon
-Must have at least 4 pictures depicting the battle, no written work, Members are allowed to write brief explanations of their battle in the Artist Comments
-Must have both Trainer and Gym Leader drawn in at least once, and your Trainer must be drawn suffering the Gym Rule's Penalty (wearing weights: fav.me/d722frb ) at least once
-Submit Finished Artwork into the "Pokemon Battles" Folder, completed entries must be 4 or more pictures placed together into one submission
All current members who have yet to participate in the past Events or have yet to submit any new work besides their apps are expected to take part on this Event. All new members are free to take part in next month's Gym Badge Event if they choose to. Members who obtain and collect more Gym Badges will be given future benefits for later Events, such as adding additional Shiny Pokemon into their Party or even obtaining rare Pokemon in Capture Events. Opal will also distribute prizes such as in-game Shiny Pokemon or rare Pokemon and even free commissions of your Trainer and Party depending on how many participate in this event! (what Pokemon and which mod will be disclosed at a later time)
"One's own life is a difficult load to bare. Trainers carry the weight of their Pokemon's lives with them each and every day. Are you strong enough to shoulder the responsibility? In this battle, we shall see." -Barbados
There's still time for December Events, you have until Jan. 18!