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EMPIRE POINTS

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 7:57 PM by tulua:icontulua:


WHAT ARE EMPIRE POINTS?

Empire points are the groups leveling currency, Shi'vali gain EP by drawing or otherwise writing for their beast. There is various different ways a Shi'vali may obtain EP which we will break down in the guide below.


Imperial Point System Breakdown



DIGITAL & TRADITIONAL


HEADSHOTS

  • Sketch: 0.5 EP
  • Linework: 1 EP
  • Painted (Lineless): 1 EP
  • Colored; flat/complex: +1 EP/+2 EP
  • Background; flat/complex: +2 EP/+4 EP

FULL BODIES

  • Sketch: 1 EP
  • Linework: 2 EP
  • Painted (Lineless): 2 EP
  • Colored; flat/complex: +2 EP/+3 EP
  • Background; flat/complex: +2 EP/+4 EP



PIXEL ART

Art using the binary or pencil tool to imitate "bit" art is considered pixel art. However, for artists who use these to create full illustrations, as long as the image is no smaller than 300 x 300, your art will NOT count as Pixel Art.

HEADSHOT & FULL BODY

  • Linework: .5 EP
  • Painted (Lineless): .5 EP
  • Colored; flat/complex: +1 EP/+1.5 EP
  • Background; flat/complex: +1 EP/+1.5 EP




ANIMATIONS

  • Simple (eye blink, tail wag): +3 EP
  • Average (neck/body movement): +5 EP
  • Complex (Limb/background movement) +8 EP



HANDMADE CRAFTS

  • Bust: +5 EP
  • Fullbody: +8 EP




LITERATURE

Every 200 Words: +1 EP
There are no decimals/partial points for Literature-based EP; 1 point is awarded for every 200 words.

Ex: If a lit entry is 399 words, it will only be awarded 1 EP.

EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

  • Group Event: +2EP
  • Hunting/Traversing/Fishing: +2EP
  • Rogue Bonding: +2EP
  • Ceremony of Unity: +1EP
  • Zodiac Quest: +1EP
  • Group Climate/Weather (Front page!): +2EP



EXTRA BONUSES

  • Rider: +1EP
  • NPC riders: +1EP
  • NPC rider with royal: +4EP
  • Non-commissioned: +2EP
  • Roleplay (2+ members): +3EP
  • Collaboration: +2EP
  • Level 3 Shi'vali: +2EP to every Shi'vali depicted alongside the level 3 Shi'vali.
  • Group Affiliates: +1EP for including a species that
Shivali-Empire is affiliated with!

PLEASE NOTE


- All pixel work under 300 x 300 in size will be awarded half the EP total.

- Artwork in the form of chibi (based on the artists gallery) will be worth half the EP total.

- Sketch, linework and painted bonuses do not stack; only one will be counted, depending on the complexity of presented work.

- IF the YCH is a reused base, all images will earn half of the total EP. EXAMPLE: YCH is Painted, Colored (complex); amounts to 3 EP- divided by half, the image will be graded at 1.5 EP total.

- Either flat (non-shaded) or complex (shaded), backgrounds must be at least semi distinguishable (if the scene takes place in a forest, few trees and grassy ridges need to be depicted). Using stock-photographs is permitted, but no EP will be rewarded as it wasn't drawn/painted by the artist themselves. Gradients and one-color backgrounds do not count.

- Comics! Every panel present counts as a single picture, and is counted accordingly to the previously outlined guide.

- Handmade craft bonuses also apply to 3D-made sculptures as well.



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:iconglesra:
Glesra Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student General Artist
Sorry for the bother, I just didn't know where to ask. Would this piece be counted as a full-body or a headshot? (link: Protect )
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Charlie-Fox-Trot Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there,

This piece would be counted as a headshot! To be considered a full-body, at least 75% of the shi's body must be visible! :) If you need anything else, please let us know!
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:iconglesra:
Glesra Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student General Artist
Yes, thank you very much!
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Ikalye Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Student Artist
Do we have a bonus if we got a drawing with a  Shi that is not belonging to us with our shi? like an other shivali member? 
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:iconxredwing:
xRedwing Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
We do not, unless the shi has a panda companion!
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:iconikalye:
Ikalye Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Student Artist
Awesome thanks! :3
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BeefStrogan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So what is considered Role Play?
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:iconcharlie-fox-trot:
Charlie-Fox-Trot Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Role-play is considered as a literature piece, created by two or more members, that depict their shi'vali interacting! Role-play pieces for Activities (Hunting, Fishing, and Traversing) must still adhere to the normal requirements; A total word count of at least 1,000 words, depicting no more than 4 Shi'Vali. However, role-play done strictly for EP does not need to adhere to these restrictions, can be as long or short as you all desire, and with as many shi as you like! Hope this answers your question!
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:iconanimeartist62:
animeartist62 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought we had a rider bonus? That is not a NPC rider it was +1 if I am remembering
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:iconcharlie-fox-trot:
Charlie-Fox-Trot Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The +1 EP Rider Bonus does still exist-- It was just somehow missed when we rehauled the journal! We are working on getting it replaced back into the information.
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:iconanimeartist62:
animeartist62 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I have a few shivali that are getting up to their next level and I was double checking.
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animeartist62 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Does the bonded and imperial ceremony's, count as a bonus for the image?
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:iconshivali-lorekeeper:
Shivali-Lorekeeper Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017
Unfortunately, there is not currently an EP bonus for Bonding and Imperial rite images.

- Katherine
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Onixii Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2017
What bonuses do we get for EP & how do we reap these benefits after the EP is completed? 
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:iconxredwing:
xRedwing Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Please refer to our imperial status guide for this information.
shivali-empire.deviantart.com/…
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:iconwild-dracoyena:
Wild-Dracoyena Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is the Underground Arena considered a group event?
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:iconshivali-lorekeeper:
Shivali-Lorekeeper Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Yes we consider the Arena a group event!
~ Katherine
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:iconanimeartist62:
animeartist62 Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering is there going to be any affiliate bonus? I like to draw my tokotas with my shivali.
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:icontulua:
tulua Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
good call!! added.
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silbernefuchs Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good.

Every little bit helps. ^u^
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:iconanimeartist62:
animeartist62 Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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silbernefuchs Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How many times does a shi have to be mentioned in a literary work to count? Or does being in the story in some way greater than a mention but less than being the focus of the story still count?
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Shivali-Lorekeeper Featured By Owner May 30, 2017
Hello! We prefer for a Shi'vali to be mentioned by name at least once a paragraph, so roughly every 200 words or so, although we do also take into consideration other markers such as Shi'vali/Shi and the build (hinshu, feral, rag'oran, ko'kumai). The rider (if applicable) and Shi'vali should definitely be prominent within any literary works.

I hope this helps!

~ Katherine
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silbernefuchs Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I had a story with Xiaomai in it, but she wasn't really a major part in it, even though her handler was, so I didn't think she'd be eligible for EPs for that one story.

[Didn't use her name or a physical description either, but it helps to know this for future stories.]
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AmaranthineRain Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2017   General Artist
Does Painted (Lineless): 2 EP stack with Colored; flat/complex?
What do you count as the difference between Background; flat VS Background; complex?
Also, how do you know when the Roleplay (between two or more people) applies? What I have a piece with my rider and shi but it include's a friend's rider in the story?

Sorry for the mass of questions ^^;
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xRedwing Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Painted lineless is the replacement for lined, so it would stack with colored/ shaded. A flat background is lacking in depth of field and detail, ie a patch of grass and some sky, where as complex has depth, shading, etc.

Roleplay applies when a piece is made of writing by two different people - similar to the collab bonus for art.
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:iconamaranthinerain:
AmaranthineRain Featured By Owner May 21, 2017   General Artist
Ooo that could make for some nice EP stacking.

That's very clear, thank you, Red!
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AmaranthineRain Featured By Owner May 19, 2017   General Artist
I have a question regarding calculation of EP after a change of ownership. In the case of my newest Shi, Roroh's Tracker she already had non-commissioned work completed well before she was up for sale. However, does new ownership mean that I need to recalculate and remove the non-comm bonus for the EP total?
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Charlie-Fox-Trot Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On that note, it probably wouldn't hurt to recalculate the EP for those pieces anyway, as I know when I've previously purchased shi, there have been times where the previous owner either didn't add all of the bonuses afforded in the image, or didn't count the EP up correctly in the first place ;o
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:iconcharlie-fox-trot:
Charlie-Fox-Trot Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The non-commissioned bonus for previous artworks done by that shi's previous owner still apply, yes! We have it this way because otherwise, the EP count would fluctuate and possibly bring shi down below the EP total needed for imperial statuses, which is of course a problem!
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:iconamaranthinerain:
AmaranthineRain Featured By Owner May 19, 2017   General Artist
Oh my gosh awesome, whew! I was hoping that was the case. 
Yep, I'll go over everything just in case. Thank you for explaining it clearly!
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ARTheARTdog Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Quick question: it says the rider/starter bonus is stackable, but does the 'starter' refer to another Shi'vali, or just the handler?
I have a CoU image for my ko'kumai that has both my first Shi and their rider in it; would it count as both?
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xRedwing Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Starters are royals- the group owned shi'vali that introduce new genes and such into the game. The bonus applies if you have both a royal, and rider, depicted with the other shi.

shivali-lorekeeper.deviantart.…
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ARTheARTdog Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, okay! Thanks for the clarifying!
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NattiKay Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Alrighty, one more quick question: would this count as a simple animation? It's about as much work as an eye blink, which is listed as counting, but I figured I'd ask just to be sure.
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:iconxredwing:
xRedwing Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I would say yes! :3
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:iconnattikay:
NattiKay Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Quick question about backgrounds: So we're allowed to use stock photos as backgrounds but they won't count for EP since we didn't do the work to draw them, which makes sense. But what if a background is a mix between a stock photo(s) and one's own work? For example, on this image I used various stock to get the textures on the wood/walls/ground but put together the layout and edited it all to work myself, or perhaps in a more extreme case this one, where the mountains and cobblestone texture are stock but the grass and composition are still my own. What would the EP be for something like that, if any?
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:icontulua:
tulua Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
as long as you dont cut and paste the photo references and leave it at that, you'd be fine. there just needs to be obvious editing!
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NattiKay Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Sounds good; thanks for the clarification! 
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Skywave134 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I'm curious, how much would a fullbody-shaded Grey-scale picture of a Shi earn in Terms of EP. It's not really addressed here sense the EP count goes from lined strait to colored: Flat/Complex? 
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Pathea Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How does the "non-commissioned" bonus work?
I thought it was for gifts or art trades when you draw another Shi than yours but you're not paid for it.
But I saw this in drawings/literature where people drew (or wrote about) their own Shi. I'm lost.
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:iconxredwing:
xRedwing Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The non-commissioned bonus applies to work you have made yourself of your shi, it would not apply to anything done by people other than you. Please let me know if you have any other questions!
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Pathea Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you! :)
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whirlawind Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hello I made a piece for someone and wanted to check and see if i gave it the right EP, it is animated and i think it counts as simple but am not sure.
8 EP?
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xRedwing Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that is correct!
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:iconwhirlawind:
whirlawind Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent! Thank you :).
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:iconliotjejadventure:
LIOTJeJAdventure Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I don't know English very well, can I write literature in another language or broken English?
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NorthAzure Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Simple or broken english is fine but unfortunately not other languages as our staff only speak english for the most part. 
Just do your best! You are only being compared to the rest of your gallery, so we don't expect your english to be at the same level as everyone else. ^^ 
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Glacialis-Quasar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
I didn't see it anywhere after looking around, so I thought I'd ask!

Is Scavenging an Activity like Hunting/Fishing/Traversing? For the +2 EP?
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