constable lemon Jul 8, 2013 @ 4:23pm
:dogface:
The old :dogface: emoticon (which was literally just FrankerZ, a popular emoticon on twitch) got changed to a new one. The fact that they put in FrankerZ as an emoticon is pretty much pandering, but I'm wondering what brought about the change. Was it an actual legal issue, or did they not have permission? Or were they just getting flak for making a twitch emoticon as a steam emoticon when it has nothing to do with the game.
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kpulv  [developer] Jul 8, 2013 @ 4:55pm 
Update: The has been restored. See later in the thread to find out the whole story!

I made the dogface emoticon as a parody or tribute to the FrankerZ emoticon. I love the speed running community on Twitch and their excessive use of FrankerZ , so I wanted to reference that somehow since Offspring Fling has a big speed running element (I purposely left a lot of exploits in the game for speed running purposes, unlocking secrets is based on speed, stuff like that.) I figured "dog face no space" would be pretty awesome. (I also had no idea that the Steam Marketplace existed at this time, and didn't know that emoticons could be placed there.)

At first I didn't even imagine this would be a problem since I created the emoticon just using the FrankerZ face as a reference, but some of the Twitch admins requested that I change it. I'm not sure of the exact legality of it since it was not the same exact image, but out of respect for Twitch I changed it to a different, and completely unrelated dog face.

My apologies to everyone that is upset about the change, but I shouldn't have made the dogface based off of an existing emoticon in the first place. RIP in peace dogface.
Last edited by kpulv; Aug 3, 2013 @ 8:11am
¡TommyKΔpow!☾☯ Jul 8, 2013 @ 5:07pm 
I am so sad. I AM SO SAD RIGHT NOW. I SAY WE FIGHT THE MAN FIGHT THE TWITCH GIVE US THE FRANKERZ!!!1
Puppyxz Jul 8, 2013 @ 5:46pm 
WOW, I JUST CAME TO THE FORUMS TO ASK THIS TOO, I WANT MY FRANKER BACK! NOT SOME BEAGLE
Puppyxz Jul 8, 2013 @ 5:49pm 
I bought this emoticon off the market because of all the references... "dog face no space" said by trolls, and the exact same FrankerZ... i REALLY wish it could be talked out with the twitch admins, i REALLY want frankerz back, i love it
Puppyxz Jul 8, 2013 @ 5:55pm 
it was the little hidden backstory the emoticon had that made me love it... also the fact that im a dog myself, and it helps alot in forums
kpulv  [developer] Jul 8, 2013 @ 6:00pm 
I was very sad to have to change it :(
constable lemon Jul 8, 2013 @ 6:04pm 
to be frank, (lol), the new dogface looks pretty cool too though. it was a funny thought but i can see why twitch admins would complain.
Puppyxz Jul 8, 2013 @ 6:20pm 
yea, its looking more like me now, but still, i loved frankerz, (RIP FrankerZ...?, is he really dead, of what ive seen on internet)
Just Juice Jul 8, 2013 @ 10:46pm 
MY LIFE IS RUINED! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!
LegendaryFrog Jul 8, 2013 @ 11:05pm 
I am really emotional about the loss of my favorite emoticon. Comfort me Kyle!
kpulv  [developer] Jul 8, 2013 @ 11:44pm 
It's a sad time for all of us, but we'll just have to take solace in the fact that FrankerZ will always live on in our hearts, and in Twitch chats.
Sigsig Jul 8, 2013 @ 11:49pm 
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
nyu Jul 9, 2013 @ 2:05am 
RIP 2013-2013

never forget ;_;7
Puppyxz Jul 9, 2013 @ 8:13am 
Can't it be talked ouuuuut? :c
Nutter Jul 9, 2013 @ 8:50am 
Originally posted by kpulv:
I was very sad to have to change it :(

You didn't have to, and indeed you shoudn't have. Sounds to me the twitch admins were a bit butthurt. Also remember admins (even paid ones) don't occupy high up positions and most certainly don't act as spokeperson for whoever actually owns the rights to the origional emoticon.
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