Design Central - September 2021 [OPEN]

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Welcome to Design Central!

Design Central (DC) is where you may submit your Tokota designs to be approved and uploaded! Visual updates to existing imports (do-overs, makeovers, addition of paints and items, etc.) are also done here. DC is also home to Design Den, a free design service for those who cannot design their own Tokotas or afford to commission designs.

Design Central Rules

Please read and understand the Design Central Rules before submitting designs.

Monthly Design Limit: 5 (6 with Lioness Totem)
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Design Resources: Design Guide Handbook | Tokota Import Templates & Import Backgrounds | Import Information Template | Import Items Ref Sheet | Monthly Member Tracker

Official DC Admins:

An up to date list of DC Admins can be found on the Admin directory!

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> Main Thread < (Regular DC Submissions)

Please note: Do not use this thread if you are adding items, decor, physical traits, etc. to your Tokota - please post to Soul Pool Thread instead!

> New Members < (First Tokota Only)

Please note: Having an uploaded Tokota or having submitted a Tokota to Design Central previously will disqualify you from using this thread. Do not use this thread if you are adding items, decor, physical traits, etc. to your Tokota, even if it is your first Tokota - please post to Soul Pool Thread instead!

> Design Den < (Tokota Designing Service)

Design Den is a free service for all members who cannot design their own Tokotas and cannot afford to commission designs from other members. Each request counts as a monthly DC submission, but is processed separately and will not have to be submitted to another DC thread.

Please note: Items, including Soul Pool Water, Sikrinerk & Borga Stones, PotA Tokens, and HP Tokens, may not be applied via Design Den.

> Soul Pool < (DC Submissions with Items)

Soul Pool is for submitting Tokotas while applying decor items (Small & Large Items, Scar Packs, Hand Paints, Sikrinerk & Borga Stones, Sivoganik Charms, Meelaniks Jinxes, etc.), Soul Pool Water (physical traits), PotA Tokens, and HP Tokens.

Please note: You must have items already in your bank, have a link to admin proof of the item, or intend to purchase the items in DC.

See Import Decoration Items Guide for information and guidelines on Small Items, Large Items, Scar Packs, and Hand Paints.

Please see the Passage of the Alpha Journal for more information on the requirements and benefits of PotA Tokens. HP Tokens can only be added to submissive genos to get them to average upon approval.

> Import Updates < (Applying Items to Uploads)

Import Updates is for updating uploaded Tokotas with decor items (Small & Large Items, Scar Packs, Hand Paints, Sikrinerk & Borga Stones, Sivoganik Charms, Meelaniks Jinxes, etc.), Soul Pool Water (physical traits), and Makeover & Do-Over Tokens.

See Import Decoration Items Guide for information and guidelines on Small Items, Large Items, Scar Packs, and Hand Paints.

See Makeover and Do-Over Token Instructions for guidelines on redesigning your Tokota.

> Co-Own Replacement <

This thread is for submitting group-provided replacement Tokotas (either cloned uploads or replacement genos) for resolved co-owns.

> Corrections <

If changes were requested by an admin, respond to the corresponding correction comment.

> Skipped Designs <

If your design was skipped in the queue or accepted, but not uploaded, there is a chance it may have been misplaced by accident. Please note that designs may take up to a week to be uploaded. If it takes any longer than two weeks and you do not see the stash file on this list, please reply to this comment with your design and we will get it looked at ASAP.

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FAQ

How do I link a sta.sh file in Eclipse?

After pasting your sta.sh file, you must also link the thumbnail to your sta.sh file or it will only show up as an image preview. Use our tutorial here to correctly post your sta.sh file.

My design was accepted, can I delete the sta.sh?

No! Please do not delete the sta.sh file of your design until it is uploaded. If it is deleted before then, there is no way for us to upload your Tokota.

Why do I have to list the full geno? Can't I just put which number it is?

Unfortunately no, we need the number and the full geno in order for uploaders to properly identify which genos are being designed and uploaded. Failure to provide the full form will result in a correction.

How do I choose a base coat? Can I combine the parents' bases? Can I make my own version of a base coat?

You must choose a base coat directly from one of the following: a swatch from Design Guide: Base Coats, a special base coat swatch from Design Guide: Special Base Coats if a special base coat carrier is in your tokota's lineage, or directly from a relative in your tokota's lineage (if their base coat is legal). It is generally best to pick from the swatches, as it avoids any possible problems with your color picking from an uploaded tokota. You cannot combine two base coats, or create your own version of a base coat (for example, a non-cream version of a parent's cream base coat).

What are the rules for Makeovers and Do-Overs?

You can find out more about Makeovers and Do-Overs here: Makeover and Do-Over Token Instructions.

How do I know if I qualify for Design Den?

Design Den is for those who do not have the experience and/or skills to design Tokota designs, and cannot easily afford to commission designs. While this is somewhat subjective, we look at overall patterns - if you have a history of buying lots of genos, slots, designs, or even non-Tokotas related things on DeviantArt using real currency, you likely can afford to commission a design. If you have a decent portfolio of Tokota and/or other ARPG designs, you likely can design your own Tokotas. Please use your best judgement.

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DESIGN DEN Design Den is for those who meet the following requirements: - Cannot design their own Tokotas (do not have significant experience with ARPG designs) - Cannot afford to commission designs (do not have a significant history of spending real currency on Tokotas, other ARPGs, etc. on dA) Reply to this comment with the following form filled out to request a design. Full Geno:

#. Male, Natural Mane

Average - Healthy

ee/aa/ExEx/nM/CC/AA/GG

Marked collared greying example with accents

Proof of Ownership: (link to Adoption Center admin reply, geno transfer/split comment, breeding roller comment if full litter was yours)

Design Requests: (eye color, choice of free background, design preferences, etc.) DC Reminders & Info: - Please be patient when waiting for your design. - You may offer suggestions on what you'd like your design to look like, or leave it up to the designer. - DD requests count toward your monthly DC submissions! - An admin will "claim" your design to mark that they are going to work on it. Once completed and DC-approved, the admin will provide you with your design and give you further instructions. - If you do not like the design, you are not required to use it. Simply do not follow the further instructions, and it will not be uploaded. However, you still have used up one of your monthly DC submissions. - Your admin may provide small edits to your design. If you would like larger edits, you may request the design file and make or commission edits yourself. However, you will have to credit the original designer and submit the design through DC, using up a second monthly submission.

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Skipped Designs If you believe your design may have been skipped, reply here. Design: (uploaded to sta.sh)

Proof of Ownership:

Has this design been accepted by an admin?: Yes/No

Original DC Comment: (Link your original design comment in DC here)

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Design:

Tobermory

Proof of Ownership: Link

Has this design been accepted by an admin?: Yes

Original DC Comment: Comment

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Design: Link

Proof of Ownership: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/869105680/4909679909

Has this design been accepted by an admin?: Yes

Original DC Comment: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/891241878/4941770929

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Design: doot

Proof of Ownership: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/887813046/4939481360

Has this design been accepted by an admin?: Yes

Original DC Comment: https://www.deviantart.com/comments/1/887824538/4939505852

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Your tokota has been added to the upload list, an admin will get to you shortly.

-crissie


it's me, i'm that admin

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Design: Link

Proof of Ownership: Link

Accepted by Admin: Yes

Original DC Comment: Link

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Your tokota has been uploaded now.


-Blaze

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Co-Own Replacement Tokotas This thread is only to be used for group-provided replacements (either cloned uploads or replacement genos) for co-owned Tokotas. Your Tokota: -- Must include the same physical traits (may optionally be carried, but no more may be added in this thread) -- Must include the same hereditary traits -- May include any or all decor items listed in your proof (no additional decor items may be added in this thread) -- (If cloned upload), must show the same hierarchy status and lineage as the Original Import -- May not be the same design as the Original Import (may be similar if desired, but must be distinctly different - see our Twin rules in Miscellaneous Information) DC FORM (Fill out as a comment on your sta.sh file) Full Geno:

Male, Natural Mane

Average - Healthy

ee/aa/ExEx/nM/CC/AA/GG

Marked collared greying example with accents

Proof of Ownership: (link to admin comment in Semi Customs Log)

Base coat from: (Original Import / Guide Swatch / [Special Base Coat] Swatch from Relative: [link Relative] / Direct from Relative: [link Relative])

Decor: (if applicable, list what you are using) DC Reminders: - Remember to fill out the Import Information Template as the description of your sta.sh file. - Make sure you make your sta.sh image linkable!

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Design Approval (IMPORT UPDATES) Reply to this comment with a link to your Tokota design (sta.sh file). DC FORM (Fill out as a comment on your sta.sh file) Tokotna Import:

(if new design) Designer:

(if new design) Base coat from: (Guide Swatch / [Special Base Coat] Swatch from Relative: [link Relative] / Direct from Relative: [link Relative])

Items Using:

-- Re-design: (Do-Over Token / Makeover Token)

-- Soul Pool Water:

-- Decor: (Items / Scars / Paints / Sik Stone, etc.)

Item Credit Line(s): (optional. example: flower crown by craeve)

Proof of Items: (Link to your Tokotna.com Bank)

Buy for You if Incorrect Amount?: (Yes/No) (If yes, will allow DC admin to remove correct amount of items or TT from your bank instead of sending you to corrections if you forgot or miscalculated the amount of items/TT needed. Items themselves will always be removed if present in your bank; we will only take TT if the required items are not in your bank. We will apply your tribe/coupon discounts if purchasing with TT.) DC Reminders: - Please read the DC Rules before posting! - Make sure you make your sta.sh image linkable!

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