-- TL;DR Below! --
Yesterday I made a poll on both my profile and the naja group asking my watchers if it would be a good idea to merge The-Naja-Tribe
. I had been contemplating this for some months already, but it seems both my watchers and myself have made a final decision. Before I explain to the changes though, I want to mention some reasons I had been pondering this in the first place
Though najas were once a standalone species, I have since developed a number of other species for them to interact with. Said species are also very connected to the lore I have been developing, which now revolves mostly around Threana itself. My other species, namely spinneren and mantikel, have also become significantly more developed, closer to the level that najas are. After these developments, it almost feels wrong to keep them all so separate.2 --
With a singular group, management would be much easier for me, especially considering I have no additional moderators or admins. It would also just keep things more organized and stay consistent with the masterlist account and my species TOS. I also think it would be a good way to bring some awareness to the fact I even have other species besides najas; A lot of my watchers have never seen a spinneren or mantikel from me. Additionally, other users wouldn't have to be responsible for following and/or participating two groups, as this would be incredibly inconvenient.3 --
I have also been planning group activities that would involve faction-specific quests and storylines to follow, as well as a progress-based reward system where "players" could earn things like currency and companion pets; Originally, these activities were going to be naja-exclusive, but I'd much rather include my other species and have owners of spinneren and/or mantikel be able to participate as well. It would be exhausting to organize multiple activities for two different groups at a constant rate.4 --
The Discord server I run isn't naja-exclusive as it revolves around all aspects of Threana, including all of its species. Having a singular group would keep discussion of events and such consistent between the group and the server! It would also ensure that those joining the server are people who are legitimately interested in my headworld itself rather than just one small aspect of it. As more people join, I hope to start raffling designs in the server from time to time, which certainly wouldn't just be naja designs.5 --
I have seen similar types of species/group merging happen with other species on DA, so I fortunately wouldn't be the only species owner making this decision. For example, The-Aetherion
, an upcoming group, is a perfect example of what I want to do with my own species; In fact, seeing it develop is what ultimately inspired me to consider making this decision. Though Kem's species were once all separate, they are now connected within their own collective group, like a vast, diverse community.
So now that the naja group is being merged with Lands-of-Threana
, what specific changes will be made? I'll be making a number of updates, both large and small, but here are some major ones that will be implemented within the coming weeks
will be slowly reorganized before I completely close the group. The group will also be deleted once all relevant naja submissions and info are moved to Lands-of-Threana
will be reorganized in preparation for the final merge. I will also be opening a donation pool (which I will also be contributing to) to upgrade it to Super Group status.-
I will be looking for mods to help me organize events and manage things like the bank and masterlist. I will also be clearing the current list of Official Artists and hire some new ones. I will be contacting all current artists for an interest check and to inform them of the updates occurring. I'll also be looking for volunteer artists to create decorations for the group, such as pixels, backgrounds, and illustrations for different journals.-
I will be deleting the current naja prompt application and will be creating a new set of applications with less restrictions. This application will be inclusive of all major Threana species.-
I will be passively looking for new Affiliates whose species will be able to be used in prompts and be sold alongside my own species.-
Unfortunately, naja hybrids are going to be considered noncanon within Threana and its lore, so no more will be created or sold until I, for whatever reason, decide otherwise. Those who own any designs from this guest adopt batch (Hybridchamaxnaja close
) are free to draw their designs as is or turn them into full najas. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this!
Now that the poll results are in, and I've decided that The-Naja-Tribe
will be merged into one group! All currently relevant naja artwork and documents will be transferred to Lands-of-Threana
I had been considering this for a few months already, and a numerous amount of reasons brought me to this decision (see above).-
A number of changes will be rolled out in the coming weeks to facilitate the transition from two groups to just one. See above for a brief list of these changes.
Thank you so much to my watchers and everyone who has contributed to my species for supporting their development and allowing me to share my creations with you all! I also thank you for your consistent patience throughout this small species hiatus as things finish developing. It means more to me than you can ever know. <3