Individuals within this team are known to be the best of the best. Never failing to create animations that would draw the attention of every animator in the community and always be above the standards or even raising them. We are known as the Animation Team of MapleMation. Leader 1. Aquila Members 2. Bakari 3. Delacroix 4. Hyourinjutsu 5. Leader 1. AznMagix Members: 2. 3. 4. 5. Spoiler: Bench / Inactives Zack (Flash) Glay (Flash) Joining the Animation Team In order to join the animation team, one must apply through the Animation Team sub-forum. Their application will go through a process of viewing and voting. If the animator has the majority of the votes, they will be accepted and will be able to join the team and be able to challenge for a spot in the roster as well. Requirements as a member of the Animation Team 1. Activity - Animator must be active within the forum. The animator will also help the community grow by giving their advice to the younger generation of animators. 2. Teamwork - This is the Animation Team. A team is a group of individuals that work together to accomplish a goal. The goal of the Animation Team is to be the standard at which the community strives for. By working together, the team will inspire the younger generation to improve and to someday, become one of the best. 3. Exceptional Skill - Of course, to be the best, you must prove you are the best. The animators within the team are known to be the best in the community and they have proven themselves worthy by being accepted into the team. 4. Willingness to Improve - Even if these guys are the best of the best, they are always looking to improve their skills and strive to raise the standards and make a change. Benefits of the Animation Team You will be challenged to improve to the best of your abilities and strive to beat the person before you. There will also be collaborations that are specifically only for members of the Animation Team. You may also become a role model for new animators to look up to. Spoiler: Battle of Ascension The Animation Team takes on a ranking design. If an individual wants to move into a position above their own, they must challenge the higher rank into a battle known as, "The Battle of Ascension" or "BoA". You may think of the BoA as a type of MBR, but in this case, it is to prove to the community that the member is capable of taking the individual's rank from them. Here is an example: How To Challenge In order to initiate a BoA, the challenger must be at least two ranks below the person challenged. The person challenged must accept the request regardless of the theme unless excused by an acceptable reason or the theme is too specific and puts the person challenged at a disadvantage. Once accepted, the two competitors will create a due date through agreement and the BoA will begin. After their animations are completed, they will display their animations in the MBR thread and the community will decide who the victor will be. If the leader were to be challenged, then a BoA will commence. If the leader loses, a new leader will be the outcome of the battle. Voting in a BoA To vote, the individual must post a valid reason for voting for the person. If there are votes without a comment, they will be revoked and will not count in the final count. Forfeiting in a BoA If an the challenger wins because of a forfeit, it will conclude as a win and the challenger will receive the spot on that was challenged for. Spoiler: BoA Records Animators: X vs X Winner: X; moves to position # Loser: X; moves to position # Link Animators: X vs X Winner: X; moves to position # Loser: X; moves to position # Link Animators: X vs X Winner: X; moves to position # Loser: X; moves to position # Link Spoiler: Q&A Q. What if there are spots open? A. If there are spots open in a team and if applicable, the next animator available in the bench will be put in the roster. If there are multiple animators in the bench that want the position, they will have to compete for it in a BoA. Q. How do I join the Animation Team? A. You must apply at the bottom of the main forum and be accepted. Q. What if you were at the bottom of the list and you get challenged by an individual from the bench? A. You will be placed in the bench and the challenger will be placed in the roster.