Poll 21: Do you use a skin?

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What skin do you play osu! with?

The default skin, as-is
The default skin, with a few minor tweaks
A skin downloaded from the website or updater
A heavily customized, combined, or original skin
Total votes: 2286
Topic Starter
Hey everybody! I noticed that this section hasn't been used in a while, so I thought I'd revive it, and since I'm me, why not ask about skins?

So I'm quite curious, how many people play using only the default skin?
How many people customize the default skin themselves?
How many people primarily play with a skin they downloaded?
How many people put together their own skins, either from scratch or from parts of other skins?

In the comments, please let me know what skins you use! If you have a customized one you haven't shared on the forums, maybe show us a screenshot! If you just use the default skin, tell us what you like about it!

I find using a customized one easier to play with.
I find the updater's skins to be garbage (no offence), but i feel that way about any over decorated skin.
i usually play on the default skin but the spinner limits the cursor visibility so i make the spinner transparent and some numerous tweaks around the sliders
Ryu Sei
Mix, create, and match. That's the way I'm using the skin.
One from the website (Nexus, specifically) with a few minor modifications (hitbursts and sliderticks).
Why am I the only one who uses the vanilla skin? >.<
I've been using the default skin until recently, so for some songs I haven't played in a while, I end up having to a) play it several times because I'm not used to playing the song with my new skin or b) using the vanilla skin.
I have my own skin which I often use to play, but I don't mind playing with the default (even the old one).
default skin is suited for casual gameplay, not competitive gameplay

darkmiz wrote:

default skin is suited for casual gameplay, not competitive gameplay
I'd have to disagree. The newest revision of the default skin is actually pretty low on the HOLY SHIT DISTRACTIONS side of things. The hirbursts are pretty small and don't really make it hard to read stacks like the old one did. The only things I hate about it is the spinner, and the kiai effects.

You don't really need a super minimalist skin with literally every element skinned to a transparent png image to play well.
I have recently combined skins from 3 sources and im happy about it :)
Over the past couple weeks I decided to start trying to make my own skin, using both elements from other skins that I enjoy, as well as my own. I find that when I can make certain parts of the skin match my playstyle better I tend to play better :)
I honestly like some of the prettier-looking skins, but I found them fairly intrusive and somewhat more difficult to play with. And although I prefer a cleaner skin, I don't like plagiarism, so I took it upon myself to make my own skin and find what works for me. The only things I have in my skin that aren't actually my own are graphics that I'm using with permission from the creator/ripper, graphics modified from the original, and hitsounds that have been so widespread I don't know where they originated from (trust me, if I knew where they came from, I would definitely want their blessing).

I really enjoyed the DS games, and personally enjoy you (LuigiHann) as a graphical artist, so that explains why I've been helping you with your EBO skin :P It might not be what I'd consider as minimal or as a skin I'd use if I want to play my absolute best, but I like how it looks. Not to mention that it takes me back to the days when those games were still new :)
I usually use the default skin and I rarely use another skin.
LOTS of people use custom skins
I mainly use default skin with hitcircles and numbers from other skins, which I rotate constantly, and a few combobursts I take from other skins \o/

Somedays I use other skins from the forum, not too often though.
I think using custom skin, is much easier to play and edit with..well it might just be tho o3o/

and yeah i'm using my own custom skin, so that's why i'm saying this.
I'm using a customized one, since is more comfortable to play, I use the default one just for modding and mapping
I use the default skin with some minor tweaks to remove the elements which causes lags and distracting at gameplay.
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