Nursery [Retired Journal]

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The Nursery is your source for free esk MYOs (Make Your Own). Players that have never owned an esk before and have reached the Seed level by earning 100AP or more have access to this feature and are able to claim a single starter MYO to use in the game.

There is no set schedule for Nursery updates. Each update will be at a different time of day to accommodate different schedules and time zones. You can expect to see 2-3 Nursery updates per month.

Rules for claiming Starter MYOs from the Nursery

•  Only one MYO claim per comment. You do not get to claim multiple Starters at once or ask for second choices. Comments with multiple Starter claims will be skipped over. If your first choice gets claimed ahead of you then you must make a new top level comment to claim your second choice.
•  You cannot swap claims. Starter claims that have not yet been designed and approved cannot be transferred to other players or traded back to the Nursery in exchange for a new one, so choose carefully!
•  You can only claim Starter MYOs for yourself. You are not allowed to place claims for other players.
•  Once your claim is confirmed you have one month to submit at least a concept design of the MYO. If you fail to meet the deadline your claim will expire. Please touch base with us if you believe you will be unable to meet the deadline, we are here to help!
•  This feature is for players that need to obtain their first esk. If you have a pending MYO from the Wellsprings or are currently receiving a Transformation from another player please leave these Starters available for players who have not been lucky enough to receive MYOs from other sources — thank you.

You cannot sell your Starter MYO. You can only trade for other esk characters or Transformation MYO slots, or give them away.
Two Weeks must pass between ownership transfers
3-way trades involving non-esk characters, bartering, or money are not permitted.

You cannot change the MYO's ID information

Origin, Nature, Size, and Boundary are all permanent. Starters will allow you to select a Biome; Story MYOs have predetermined Biomes that cannot be changed.

Your Masterlist image and/or the design concepts you post here now receive points!

Use the Points System to score them just like any other artwork.

You are welcome to reply to us here or send us group notes with mock-ups, WIPs, and questions about the design process.

Starters: concrete jungle

These MYOs are available to first-time-owners that have reached the Seed level or higher.
Starters only have common traits, common markings, and a single nature feature.

You are required to read the Starter MYO Design Guide before creating your Starter MYO!

Available Starters:

This list expires June 10th 2020 — please have at least a draft of your design submitted before that date!
All of these esk come from the city!

all gone!

Comment below to claim your MYO from the Nursery

Please include the following information:
 Link to your player profile
 The letter for the MYO you would like to claim

A staff member will reply to confirm your claim, then you will be ready to start designing your new esk. Make sure you reply to the comment thread when you have finished your design so staff can approve it and add it to the Esk-Masterlist. If another artist works with you on the design please let us know so we can give them credit in the masterlist entry.
MYOs are in high demand
— please claim only if you are ready to start with them in the game!

You cannot begin the game with your new MYO until it has been approved and added to the Masterlist.
MYOs are reviewed based on the species guide as well as on whether they are compatible with the TWWM world. Designs that  overly resemble normal-looking animal species or other original species, or designs that do not seem genre-appropriate, may require alterations. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and we are happy to work closely with designers to come up with an idea that both parties are pleased with. Please send the team a group note if you have questions.

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ElementalFamiliar's avatar

hey does anyone know when the nursery will open?