MYO Approval/Registration Guide [RETIRED]

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With the move to, the information in this journal is now out-of-date. All Mothcat/subspecies registration is now done through the website.

For an updated guide on how to create your character, please read our Wiki Page on MYO approvals.

August 20th 2016 Update
: This new MYO approval process will provide all admins a chance to have input on designs before they are approved for the group, acting as a checks-and-balances system to avoid mistakes in the approval process. 

Please follow the procedure below to get your MYO design approved and registered: 
  1. Upload the design you wish to be approved to your gallery and tag the title as "[Unapproved]". Include the following form in your artist's description

      Type of MYO
      Proof of Ownership: (Link to the journal/comment where you got the MYO from.)
      Original Designer
      Theme Name: (Optional)
      List of Traits Used: (If Applicable; for flowerbuns this is the plant/fungi they are based on)
      Alternate Views: (Optional for views without accessories/dyes; the main file should be the one with all visible traits you want.)

  2. Submit the design to the MYO Approval Center and Approved Designs gallery folder. 
    • Acceptance into this gallery folder indicates that the design has gone through the approval process, and may be tagged as "Approved"
    • If there are any changes we'd like made to the design, you will be notified at this stage in the process!

  1. After approval, download the required Misaverse base and fill in your design
    Official Chive Base Folder
    [Flowerbuns use original art by the owner or with permission from another artist.]

  2. Note Misaverse the filled in base with: 

      Stash Link to Base: (Saved as transparent PNG)
      Link to Approved MYO: (If it's not in the gallery, it won't be accepted)

    Note: please do not add eyeshine, non-black pupils, or multiple colors to the eyes of your Mothcat base unless they have the corresponding traits [colored pupils, heterochromia, etc].

  3. If you can't open PSD files, note ONE of the following volunteers the form below: 

    Volunteers: Arquerite fanface justlikesoup 

      Subspecies: (Mothcat/Mothkitten)
      Link to Approved MYO: (If it's not in the gallery, it won't be accepted)
      Original Designer
      List of Traits Used

Only registered MYO designs will be added to Misaverse. By neglecting to register your Mothcat/subspecies, you automatically forfeit the right to transfer ownership of the design, participate in MothcatMarket with the design, be eligible for Mothcat of the Month, count the design towards ownership achievements. 

Essentially: Unregistered MYO designs are not officially recognized by the group and you won't be able to participate in anything event-related with the design. 

Note: The ownership transfer restriction on the design will not officially begin until after it has been registered and uploaded to Misaverse 
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AthenasArmor's avatar
 I made a Florabun that was approved by putting in the MYO Approval Center and Approved designs. Are the next steps for if you change the design, or to have it in the master list?
Misaverse's avatar
The next steps are in order to register your Florabun on the masterlist!
Nabaiki's avatar
    I have a question, does the approved MYO necessarily have to be later transferred to the bases they give us?
Misaverse's avatar
Yes, in order to be registered in the Masterlist, a MYO design will have to be transferred to the base! While you can still draw and submit art of your Mothcat to the group before they are registered (so some people may wait a few months before doing it), to do certain activities like officially change your Mothcat's design, transfer ownership, etc, a Mothcat will have to be registered. I hope that helps!
shadowattak1's avatar
Just curious I was trying to find the list of artists that help out making MYO-mothcats for free(?)
I came across it once and I can't find it again and I'd really like to have help designing the Mothcat I had been given during the Cat-day event.
I just really want to have her made
Misaverse's avatar
You can find a link to our official artists here!
shadowattak1's avatar
Wonderful thank you so much ^.^
Nightsongsdreams's avatar
Hello, I'm sorry if this has already been addressed I looked for the info but couldn't find it so I figured it be best to ask before going ahead and doing it. Is it okay to make art of our MYO mothcats while we are waiting for them to be approved as long as we don't try to submit them to the  Mothchive yet?

Thank you for your time

Misaverse's avatar
Hi! From the looks of it, the Mothcat you designed here: [UNAPPROVED] Cryptid actually has been approved - when initially submitting a MYO Mothcat, inclusion into the group gallery/MYO folder indicates that it has been voted on by admins and gone through the approval process! Once in the gallery, you are free to add art of the Mothcat to the main group, and fully register it at the Mothchive 

To answer your question, however - while members have uploaded art of Mothcats still going through the approval process to DeviantArt, we prefer that it not be submitted to the Mothcats gallery before the Mothcat is approved, and tagged as Unapproved until that time!
Nightsongsdreams's avatar
Thank you so much!! I hadn't realized he was approved, thank you for clarifying that for me! I look forward to participating in the group!

Thank you for your time!

Misaverse's avatar
Ah, no worries! I've amended the text on the registration guide to make it clearer at what point in the process a Mothcat is actually approved. Sorry for the confusion! ^^
spotliqhts's avatar
are volunteer registrations open/is there a way to be added to the list?

i can only do common/rare traits as SAI doesn't like the layer count of the full base, but I'd be interested in becoming one if possible :0
Misaverse's avatar
Sincere apologies for the belated response! While we appreciate your offer to help, we're not currently accepting volunteers to fill out MYO bases. If there are opportunities to do so in the future, however, they'll be posted either here or on the main group! ^^
HigherGlassFeline's avatar
how do you register a mothcat?
Misaverse's avatar
The process above outlines every step of the way. 
HigherGlassFeline's avatar
i still dont see how to register a mothcat,forgive my noobness
Misaverse's avatar
Which step in particular are you having trouble with?
HigherGlassFeline's avatar
understand how to register your mothcat
CatstielofRiverClan's avatar
Excuse me, how would you fill in the design in the base? I'm new at this...
Misaverse's avatar
Download the PSD file: 
Mothcat Chive Base by floramisa

Or request a transparent PNG file for specific traits, so we can prepare that for you to color in. 
CatstielofRiverClan's avatar
So just download it, I don't have to edit it at all?
Misaverse's avatar
Once you've downloaded the form, you should fill it out according to the traits of your approved Mothcat (Step 3 of above) and then note the design to Mothchive to get it registered in the database. There should be folders with layers for all the different rare/common traits for your cat. If you're unable to edit Photoshop documents/are having trouble filling out the base, we have volunteers (listed under step 5 above) who can fill it out for you or help!
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