Ahoy. The name is Mikom. I do 3D modeling, rendering and just general design. I'm a person who over past few years has taken a great interest in formulating ideas in 3D space. Ideas are my trade in many ways yet I also lean towards the practical. I have worked on several mods and game projects though modeling for games is not my first area of expertise. Here on ModDB/IndieDB I keep an eye on the Humor Satire Parody group, I follow the modding community and watch game productions that have peaked my interest. Feel free to go through my blogs or image gallery if you want to get a glimpse of what I do. As always, have a nice day!

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Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar May 18 2015, 4:18pm says:

Black Mesa is a mod that did a great job bringing back the story and gameplay of the original Half Life.
I hope the developers of this mod find success on Steam.
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+1 vote   news: Mod Appreciation Week 2015
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar May 12 2015, 11:56am says:

Gladly. Where do I sign up?

+8 votes   media: They've got humor in Wales
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Admiral_Skyboar May 11 2015, 11:20pm says:

The really priceless part of this picture however lies in the old Bagends casually shoved underneath the drawer.

Joking aside, if you put those books on their side, you could put a second monitor on them and thus extend your desktop that way.

+2 votes   media: New Bookends
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar May 10 2015, 12:39am replied:

Thank you!

+1 vote   media: Oh look what arrived today.
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar May 9 2015, 5:16am replied:

Just some derping around in Planetside 2. Unfortunately my derping kind of went by unnoticed.

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Admiral_Skyboar May 8 2015, 11:41pm replied:

That you did.

Still can't believe you didn't realize it was me though xD

+1 vote   media: Trololol
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar May 7 2015, 6:31am says:

Yep, that's us. Classic screenshots too!

+2 votes   media: Skeybar and Vader91's recent antics
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar May 2 2015, 12:36am says:

Haha, this one is pretty funny.

+1 vote   media: More of these...
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 28 2015, 1:57pm says:

I personally am glad to see Valve got rid of this system so quickly. I am hoping they will listen to the majority of the community and implement some form of easy donate function.
However, like you said in the article, it would be very hard to predict how many people would actually go ahead and donate.

The question is, can you really expect a majority to donate money? But then again ... is giving them no choice but to pay really an acceptable way to generate income?

As someone who has several relatively popular mods up on the Steam workshop I'd say that while I think a donate option is great and I wouldn't hesitate to enable it on my mods, I still would NEVER charge money for my mods.

The mod I made is there to add content to a game that someone already paid for and to make the game better or more personalized. This is time and effort I am willing to spend making a mod that I myself can enjoy and that others can enjoy with me. There is no expectation of financial gain involved for me during the creation process.
If I were to charge money for a mod, then it would all of a sudden become a product with a cost.

That is what mods will become if paid mods become a standard in the video game industry. People will undoubtedly tap in to this new source of moneymaking and all of a sudden you have people making mods specifically to make money.
...and like you said, putting a price tag on mods will also put a great deal of pressure on modders. Especially the ones that may not have thought it through what it means to charge money for something.

A new system enabling modders to charge money for their mods will probably be put in place in some form or other in the future. Hopefully that system will be more fair.

One thing I am curious to see in the future is whether paid mods (of any kind) will bring back mod popularity with bigger titles and publishers.

+15 votes   news: The uncertain future of paid mods
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 28 2015, 10:38am says:

I love how he has his phone in his hand suggesting a slight disinterest in the fact that he is eating A PIZZA WITH FREAKIN' CHOPSTICKS.

+4 votes   media: Chopsticks FTW!
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 28 2015, 12:58am says:

I bet the text only glows when you call your wizard friend over. =)

+1 vote   media: ITS OURS! THE PRECIOUS IS OURS!
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 25 2015, 6:02pm replied:

Uhm... yes.

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Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 25 2015, 5:59am replied:

...the comment not placed? Oh never mind =)

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Admiral_Skyboar Apr 25 2015, 5:56am says:

...and so began Valve's reign of terror.

+9 votes   media: Crazy times.
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 25 2015, 5:46am says:

I think the option to pay mod developers is great however the way Valve implemented their recent system is bloody aweful.
They should have left it at a customizable donate button and that's it.

In my opinion I think that the option to pay for mods is great but not giving people the option to use a mod for free takes away from the spirit of modding.
Developing a mod is not like developing a full game, mods are made to improve, change or personalize a video game experience.
I wouldn't be surprised that if DLC wasn't so common nowadays, this new system on Steam would never have taken shape.
DLC and mods were always two separate things but now... can you still say the same?

+5 votes   poll: Will paid mods improve or damage modding.
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 24 2015, 10:54pm says:

Next time try the flaming bucket.

+3 votes   media: Meanwhile in Australia
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 24 2015, 1:57am replied:

Ahoy there,

Well I'm glad that error has now been corrected =)

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Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 23 2015, 11:45am replied:

Half of the time the comments are the only reason these pictures stay up, or provide any actual laughs for that matter =)

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Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 23 2015, 1:42am says:

This belongs here: Moddb.com Not on the HSP group.

+1 vote   media: style 'murica
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Admiral_Skyboar Apr 21 2015, 11:56pm says:

Hehehe, nice!

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Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 12 2015, 9:36am replied:

I do not know. Sometimes people report having trouble adding images, it usually works again after a day or so.
There isn't really anything I can do about it, site functionality is something that I have no control over.
Might just have been a site update though that caused it.

+2 votes   member: Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 7 2015, 3:31am says:

Ehm... this person does realize that those lights aren't blinking for nothing right? Hmm, well clearly not....

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Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Apr 6 2015, 10:51am says:

Awesome!

+1 vote   media: Bird splash
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Mar 29 2015, 8:47am replied:

I knew you were going to post that video. Haha. Oh the bees.

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Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Mar 24 2015, 11:36pm replied:

It's the challenge you see. If one is to embark upon the great quest of Beer-ish-ness then one has to first conquer the earlier stages of Beer. Only if you (and your kidneys) have survived all the challenges, then, you may drink of the Endless Beer.

+3 votes   media: ...
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Mar 24 2015, 11:31pm says:

I always liked the rattlesnake logo. If you give it some color I'm sure it would look really awesome!

+1 vote   media: Private Logo Redesign Concepts 1
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Mar 24 2015, 9:34am says:

A more common reaction: I.imgur.com

+5 votes   media: funny pics
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Mar 24 2015, 4:50am replied:

Thanks! =)

+1 vote   media: Oh look what arrived today.
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Mar 23 2015, 4:40pm replied:

That's called reflections ;)

+1 vote   media: Oh look what arrived today.
Admiral_Skyboar
Admiral_Skyboar Mar 23 2015, 12:53pm replied:

Yeah, I figured that would be the optimal use for it.

+3 votes   media: Oh look what arrived today.
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