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Sun Aug 6, 2017, 4:52 AM by Unikeko:iconunikeko:

Token by momma-kuku

Occasionally an admin will see a picture or literature where they feel that there is excellent story telling, clear improvement made or way more effort put in than usual. We want to reward people going for extra steps, and here it is: Tokens!

What do Tokens do and how do I use them?

Tokens are account bound, and are given to the artist/writer. They cannot be given to or transferred to other members. You may only give your tokens to your Kukuris (One token has one use). If a Kukuri with tokens is transferred to another user, the Kukuri will lose it's tokens - however ranks and such will not be depleted would they go to negative due to this. 

A token equals 3FP

You can give a token to your Kukuri by simply putting an image of a token in their tracker, with a link to the proof of your token under it. A FP counter will mark your token used when they come to it.
You may put your tokens in a brand new "Tokens" tab, or use them at "misc" tab.

Token example 1 by Kuku-ri   Token example 2 by Kuku-ri

I feel I should've earned a token

You should NOT request for tokens. Any harassing admins for tokens will give you a warning. Treat tokens as something that you should never expect, and as such it's a nice little extra you can get.


Any admin can give a token. There are two qualifiers for you to give a token, which go as following:
★ Did the piece give excellent story telling? Was it captivating, well thought out, something that stuck to your mind?
★ Is the quality something what goes beyond what the user usually draws/writes, did they try something they don't seem to usually try?
★ Some other reason? Specify this under the token.

Remember to scroll the comments quickly before giving out a token. This is to ensure that one piece does not give multiple tokens, and it's because of this that it's important to use the image version of the token text (it's easy to spot).
Naturally, you can't give a token to yourself. Likewise, if you seem to favor a friend, you will be put under a watchful eye and potentially banned from giving out tokens.

Use this form when giving out a token:

You've been awarded a token!

Token by momma-kuku
@ username who received token
[give your reasoning here. It can be well thought out compliment, or simply something like "storytelling." But reason MUST be given.]

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Aarushii Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
I got a token on a art piece does it mean all kukus get 3 fp or only one?
jrusti Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
A token equals 3FP for one kuku. You can apply it to one of your kukuris FP tracker! There's example in the journal how thats done :3
Elyseraum Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It's really cool, I think it will probably encourage people to put efforts into their art ! °v°
Alinwa-Abiska Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa this seems so cool! I hope it works well!

I have a little question!
For the drawing/story to be consired worth of a token, will it be compared to the artist's own gallery, or does it have to be above the average group quality? (or both? ´v`)

And in case of a collaboration, who does the token goes to?
39-TheWolf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
This is a really nice idea. Hope it goes smoothly. 
Alriandi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know suggesting yourself is a no go, but is suggesting other users you think should deserve a token fine? Of course through group notes and with the whole "not always will get it" in mind.
Unikeko Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
I'm gonna say no, for various reasons:
1. It gives advantage to those with lot of friends
2. It can be used as a method of bullying (you're not my friend if you're not suggesting mine!)
3. It can be used as a currency of sorts (I'll give you sale if you suggest my arts)
4. With people with side arpg-accounts it would get dizy.

Since the admin foster keeps growing, there should be enough eyes to judge from people I trust. Having any sort of double work of that having to check some artworks people suggest is not on my high list, as I want to avoid as much extra checking as possible with the system ´v`/
Alriandi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, I had the same feeling over it anyway, but I wanted to ask cause I was curious =3 Thank you anyway
RaykaLNova Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice idea! ^^
KizuNova Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really neat idea! i love how you keep motivating artists to work even harder on their images! I hope this pulls trough!
Lisande-Puredream Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's like daily deviations!!
caneqqy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I think this is a marvelous idea! It can really motivate people to put more effort into their work and try different things - and while the possibility of people pressuring admins to give tokens worries me, I doubt anyone in their right mind would do that, considering one token is just 3 FP and not really worth bullying admins for ;b
Pawsieeee Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This sounds a very good idea! Let's hope everything goes alright, it would be so sad if people abused of tokens and this idea closed!
Aaaa //hypes
TheMiles Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
I think this is an excellent idea and always did love that Kukuri is about quality, rather than quantity. It's what keeps me going on this arpg!
Eraili Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such a nice idea :D 
Makes people more wanting to improve without being sad that they get the same FP like something wuickly drawn x'D
kuroya-ken Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
I see you've finally decided to implement this system lol what made you change your decision? I recall being shot down when I first presented this idea.
Unikeko Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
It came back to my mind as an aftertrain of other stuff, and presented it back to the brainstorming table. Back then we couldn't quite figure out how to make it move as smoothly or what would be balanced reward, but the team managed to craft it something hopefully easy to manage and not too abusable ´v`)99
kuroya-ken Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
If I'm not mistaken, the main problem presented back then was how some admins thought 'it might not be fair' in terms of rewarding, and not with the implementation xD
I did present an implementation method (it was to be posted on the picture itself like a monthly quest item, and not the tracker, as I recall) with as well as a 'redeem' method (a separate comment thread in a bank journal), along with a reward tier (I believe I suggested to introduce tack, familiars as well as the ultimate tier being very basic semi customs/eggs; nothing too fancy, but rewarding nonetheless), as well as a trading system for the 'tokens/kookies' (which you said you felt 'iffy about' so it was on the table as to whether or not it should be tradeable).

From what I read here, the fairness issue hasn't been addressed still. Even the qualifiers to give out a token is still more or less the same as what I presented (I recall mine was "good story telling", "impressive improvement/effort" and "creative presentation").

Basically, what I meant to ask is, what made you change your mind on how it is now 'fair'?
kuroya-ken Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
For record purposes, I found this in our chat convo:

0357c94d4e78df1bd361a0758bdc7b46 by kuroya-ken

FP as reward was indeed one of my first proposed systems U.U
The 'redeeming items, tack and familiars' was my 2nd draft.
Unikeko Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Time changes a person I suppose! I honestly do not remember much about the conversations expect that there was a conversation about it, I was reminded of the tokens by Taryns and we went from there ´v`)9 The reward system being changed to small amounts of FP was likely the one that balanced it out in my head the most, but honestly the most solid answer I can just give is time and experience.
tarynsgate Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Pardon but I didnt come up with this /o/ its some altered version of what kuro suggested long time back ^^;
Unikeko Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Oh yes I know! I just mentioned that you brought the idea of tokens in general back opposed to what we originally planned no worries <3
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