Want a Custom GWJ Forum Icon? Enter The Draw!


Another one of the cool benefits of not locking prizes behind big individual donations is giving everyone a shot at a fancy custom forum icon done by the amazing Elysia. We have the usual tiers based on years donated of course, but you may notice some community members have unique, one of a kind icons. Want one of those? Of course you do!

All you need to do is post in this comment section what kind of icon you'd want and we'll do a random draw of six winners! Only thing to keep in mind is that these icons are really small and gold in color, so if you want something too detailed it may end up being unrecognizable. Like a companion cube looking a bit like an owl. *cough*

Good luck! We'll do the draw in a couple weeks so everyone has a chance to enter.



A light saber is doable right? Right?
I'm in, may the RNG gods have mercy upon me!

So awesome. Would love a pottery themed icon being a full time potter and all.

I must have golden Duct Tape.

A golden ferret!

I'd like a GWJ championship belt icon.

A zombie. Perhaps a crawling one reaching out to grab you.
Kind of like bicycle girl zombie

I kinda got Eleimahausserred as I was thinking of a light saber hilt. I'd also like the silhouette of the Enterprise maybe.

Now I'm stressing the decision if I win, but I won't win because I never win any contests. Ever.


Does reverse psychology work for luck?

Oooh. Corbin Dallas's Cab would look real purdy in gold. Though almost redundant with my Donator 4.0 icon.



I would love a golden butterfly, though it would really only work in n years when I get to pick my tag.

And as a request for other weirdos like me, could you update the original post with the current year by year icons, so folks can get a sense of what's the baseline, and what the owl looks like?

A mushroom from Mario? Is that illegal? A generic controller? I'd be cool with either of those.

Snes controller? Or a simple T. rex for my son.

I'd like a lobster, please.

BenjaminAB wrote:

So awesome. Would love a pottery themed icon being a full time potter and all.

No offense, but I think you look like a Hairy Potter. ;D

well, probably a penguin.

Would love to see a nice frothy mug of beer.

Probably and xbox controller or xbox logo. Something xboxy cause that is how I roll:)

I want a puppy!

I donated to get us to this point, I'm sure as hell throwing my name in for the drawing. I want a golden caduceus if I win. I have a sneaking suspicion it's been done already, though.

Gold X-Men "X" logo... Trying to stick with the Colossus theme. That should be easy enough.

I would like everyone's favorite adorable comedy robot from the best Science Fiction saga ever put to film...


..a DRD from Farscape (OBVIOUSLY).

Dryden, there's a list of the icons on last year's donation drive page: http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/donati...

1 year - IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/officekey.gif)
2 years - IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/watchdonate.gif)
3 years - IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/goldweinerbomb.gif)
4 years - IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/donatecar.gif)
5 years - IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/goldenjet.gif)
6 years - IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/cruiseship.gif)
7 years - IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/companion-cube.gif)
8 years - IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/golden-handcuffs.gif)
9 years - IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/golden-parachute2011.gif)
10 years - IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/castle.gif)
11 Years - IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/helicopter.gif)
12 Years - ?

(I still don't know what the 12-year custom icon is. Maybe this one? IMAGE(http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/sites/all/themes/gwj/images/ranks/golden-infinity.gif))

Oh, and for the drawing -- It would have to be a ball of yarn and knitting needles. Or possibly an Atari-style controller wrapped in yarn.

I'd go for either a golden potion flask, potentially Minecraft style, or a golden pokeball!

I'd dig a submarine or a meeple. Or a meeple on a submarine.

Eleima wrote:

A light saber is doable right? Right?
I'm in, may the RNG gods have mercy upon me!

She did a fantastic job with my bayonet. I originally submitted the US Army Combat Action Badge. She was concerned that it wouldn't work so asked me to submit an alternate.

After she was done, she asked me to review both. They both looked incredible and I wound up picking my alternate image.

I want to be in the draw. But I don't know what to ask for...

Maybe a steam logo, or pass it out to someone.

Upon further review, I realize a caduceus, as badass as it may look, might be a slap in the face to the actual MDs in our ranks. So I'll rip off fellow TF2ers (coughtbooncough) and propose a Medigun as an alternate:


Not really a slap in the face, but why on Earth would you ask for a caduceus when you can ask for cooler stuff like a lightsaber or a medigun or the Enterprise?!?!

Sportsballs. All the sportsballs!

I would love a golden corgi!

Rugby ball