Ladies and Gentlemen, Chuas and Mordesh, Roswdowers, all... It is time. When WildStar Central was launched (from it's former status as Carbine Central) the only faction that we had any look of or information on was the Exiles. Accordingly, our first background featured them heavily. Today, we have full information on both the Exiles and the Dominion as well as all the playable races - it was time for a change so we turned to the community. And our community did not disappoint! So, without further ado... Third Place: Nienie and steelsuit Well, it was just too difficult to decide between which of these two artists were more deserving. So, after wrangling with Carbine for some additional prizes... we were able to give out a joint third place award! Nienie went with a chibi-esque cartoon take on the various races (with a bonus Rowsdower balloon!) and while it was suitable in layout, the colours were just a little too bright for the current design of the site. Steelsuit went with a realistic looking original artwork that was simply stunning - showcasing a Mechari and a Mordesh, but alas fell afoul of the same issue as Nienie's work - in that it was just too bright to fit in with WSC's current aesthetic. Both were wonderful original artworks and well deserving of a prize! Second Place: ahamling27 It was a close-run thing between our second and first place winners with the decision being held off almost to the last moment - both suited the site well and as you'll see were very similar takes on the same idea. The design put forth by ahamling27 uses Carbine's official concept art of the various races to display either side of the forum itself - along faction lines. Unfortunately, the deciding factor that relegated this entry to Second Place was the central backdrop - Nexus was too bright and obscured the site's navigation options. Overall a great piece, and very in tune with the site's requirements! First Place: BreepBrop And so, we come to the winner - the backdrop that you will soon be seeing gracing the actual background of WildStar Central, from the mind of BreepBrop! And here it is - the darker background tones of the central image of Nexus, the inclusion of faction insignia and the subtle lighting changes for each faction grouping all combined to make this the best overall submission (both in terms of layout and creativity) for WSC's new backdrop. Congratulations, BreepBrop! -- And there you have it! Our winners! WSC will shortly be contacting each winner individually to confirm their win and the look of WSC itself will soon be changing accordingly too!