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Since I have no better way of explaining it, Viscets are basically otter-ferret-kangaroo-rabbit-raptor-things.Anatomy wrote:
✦Furred, raptor-like bodies
✦Wolf-like paws with opposable thumbs & sharp claws
✦Ferret-like muzzles & sharp fangs
✦Double-ringed eyes, with a lighter inner ring of color
✦8ft in height and 12 in length
✦Some traits may vary.
✦Horns, antlers, scales, & spikesGenders wrote:
✦The only significant difference is the female's adapt ability to carry & balance with heavy objects, as they have to be in order to carry their eggs.
✦Male, Female, and Other-gendered Viscets are considered equal in terms of dominance and ranks within the pack
✦Only Viscets of opposite sexes can breed. Unisex creatures are usually infertile, and it is impossible for them or homosexual pairs to reproduce.
✦Viscets are entirely capable of gender expression and genders besides male and female are treated equally.Distribution wrote:✦Viscets are found on every continent but Antarctica.
✦They tend to inhabit temperate forest zones; not open plains or dense jungles, but somewhere in between.
✦They tend to avoid deserts, and remain near water sources.
✦Their lifestyle can be greatly impacted depending on their environment. While most live in forests, they are well-adapted to almost any environment.
✦They avoid urban and suburban areas unless in captivity.Social wrote:
✦Ruled by Alpha pair; The Alpha of a pure bloodline is considered more dominant over his or her mate.
✦Alpha may be passed on to heir, beta, or to a winning competitor.
✦Viscets are territorial, and mark their territory by clawing a tree up high; invaders will know how big their enemies are from the claw marks. They will chase cougars/wolves/large carnivores from their territory.
✦2 Viscets will spar with tooth and claw.Relationship with Humans wrote:✦Due to their friendly nature, they are adored by humans and protected in many places, but some often seek to hunt them for their exotic pelts. Some cultures even revere them as spirits.
✦Domesticated Viscets are popular at petting zoos, companion animals, and even therapy pets.
✦As pack animals, they are incredibly loyal and protective of their family.
✦They cannot speak any human language, but are extremely intelligent and easily trained.
✦Strays can exist in urban/surburban areas, even making packs.
✦Being large animals, they can be ridden by children and small/lightweight people.Breeding wrote:Nursery for breeding.
✦Viscets usually mate for life, but just like people, not all relationships are perfect.
✦Viscets may be any gender/sexuality, but only fertile pairs can successfully breed.
✦Mating season occurs in the late winter; a fragile egg is laid after 2 months; the egg hatches 2 weeks later.
✦The mother will stay with the egg, even carrying it with her out of the den. The father often fetches food and guards his family. That summer is spent raising the Viscling.
✦Viscling's hind legs are underdeveloped and they must walk on all fours.
✦They are considered independent at 1 year of age, but will not breed until 2 years of age. Their first breeding season, they will learn how to raise young, but will not do so until the following breeding season.
✦Nursery times are drastically shortened.Realistic Setting wrote:
These are just the typical nature of the species in a realistic earth-setting. Anthro and etc. AUs are allowed, and your creativity is loved.
C O M M O N _ T R A I T SMane wrote:Typical Spiked ManeEars wrote:Long EarsNose wrote:Wolf NoseHorns wrote:No HornsU N C O M M O N _ T R A I T SMane wrote:
O man, there's a LOT.
Hair, fur tufts, etc.Ears wrote:Wolf Ears
Folded EarsNoses wrote:Dragon Nose
Rabbit NoseHorns wrote:Smooth, thin
consistent hornsR A R E _ T R A I T SEyes wrote:
Any Eye Mutation
Different colorsFull-tail change
fox, docked, etcScales
Of any sort
Always secludedHorns wrote:Complex Horns
Spirals/SpikedL E G E N D A R Y _ T R A I T S
Legendary traits are traits that can only be won at certain holidays & events.
Smaller holidays/events release less Legendary designs than popular events.
More widely-celebrated holidays, such as Christmas, will have multiple releases a year.
4th of July
Split into sections for conveniency.
A lot of it is just straightforward, but stated anyways to be thorough.
✦Respect one another at all times. Staff are just as liable. No discrimination of any sort in any way is tolerated.[Adoption & Ownership]
✦Do not harass/beg other users for gifts, breedings, etc. You may ask, but a no is a no.
✦Do not poke at, bug, or otherwise harass other users within the community.
✦You may technically own as many viscets as you'd like (as of 02.01.2017). Limitations apply.[OC'ing]
✦Every user is permitted to winning or claiming a limited number of viscets per calendar month rather than a strict number limit.
✦Month cycles begin on the first day of each month, and ends on the last day of each month.
✦Adopts count towards the limit for the month they were created in, regardless of when they're judged.[Limitations on Adopts & Claims:] A singluar user may;
✦Win one regular adoptable (main thread, RU, gifted or grown abandoned batch) per month
✦Win one GA (guest artist) adoptable per month
✦Win up to two dA/Currency adopts per month.
✦Claim one new (bred for or adopted egg) batch per month.
✦There is no limit on winning user hosted adopts (readopts, or ufa batches) or pps abandoned batches per month.
✦During events, a user can win up to one event rare or legendary. (this will not count to your regular monthly adopt limit)
✦A user can only win one legendary in a year. Jan - Dec of the same year.
✦Co-owning will count towards both users monthly limits but will be put under both users IDs in the archive.
✦You still may only have up to 5 customs max.
✦The staff recommends not trying out for more than 3 main thread adopt viscets in one month, but you can try out for as many as you'd like - but remember you cannot win more than one. If you win your one viscet a month and you're still part of other contests, we encourage you to edit your other forms at the top to say you've already won you monthly one so you are still eligible for HMs.
✦If caught using DA-CS accounts to cheat more Viscets, all will be revoked and resold immediately. I only have to know of your DA account if you plan on adopting on both sites; if you only adopt on CS, it's fine.
✦Respect Artists in adoption; do not post forms once an adoption is closed, blackmail, pester, etc
✦Do not use skeleton forms unless with permission and citation
✦You must claim a batch within 30 days of being posted. If not claimed within 30 days (with ownership, name & gender) then the viscet will be put ufa by the staff.
✦The 30 day rule also applies to viscets and batches that are gifted to a user.
✦You must claim an RU within 30 days of contest's end. If you do not, the RU will be voided.
✦Also, if you breed your viscet with another user's viscet, understand that if you do not keep the batch, that you cannot control, dictate or determine what that individual does with that viscet. You cannot require or restrict any viscet you do not explicitly own or co-own in anyway.
which means no stipulations or restrictions on character development, relationships, mates, or breedings.
✦Viscets may be treated freely as an OC in concerns to personality, sexuality, etc[Creation]
✦Viscets are typically monogamous, but may be polyamorous
✦Viscets may be fursonas
✦Do not change your Viscet's anatomy
✦Do not add accessories that are extreme or mimic anatomy (e.g. robotic body parts or limbs, "functional" wings, etc). If confused, just ask.
✦While you can add scars, injuries, and tattoos to your viscets - you cannot change any aspects about their actual design. Redesigning is not allowed unless it is a custom and has been okay'd by or first instructed by Mint Chip.
✦No public nsfw, controversially offensive, or otherwise non-childfriendly material concerning Viscets
✦Feel free to create fantasy, anthropomorphic, etc. AUs with your Viscets; however, respect the wishes of another in public roleplays (so you can technically have a magical Viscet, but don't try to join a strictly Realistic roleplay with it).
✦Also while your viscet can identify as any gender, keep in mind that the biological gender you give it determines what it is permitted to breed as and with. To add, a viscets biological gender cannot be changed after 30 days of ownership (unless gifted to a new owner - see the "exchanges" section below for more details).
✦Only Viscet staff are allowed to create designs or customs.[Community]
✦Guest artists have 1 month to create 5 designs to be adopted, but no customs or batches.
✦You may not change, or design your adopts, or batches for any reason at all. Customs may be allowed small changes if first okay'd by Mint Chip.
✦You may not create designs or batches without a MYO ticket (go here for info)
✦For custom creation you can either ask an official artist to make it or you can make it yourself.
On occasion you can also have a friend make your custom for you but it still has to follow all the rules regardless of who makes it.✦If you choose to make your own custom then the MYO traits must be run by Mint Chip for approval before the custom is made or posted.
✦The custom also needs to be approved by Mint Chip just to ensure it follows all the rules.
✦Please ask before creating public threads. Personal threads (OC lists, 1v1 rps) are fine.[Exchange]
✦You are in charge of regulating said threads and making sure users are qualified to take part.
✦Stream hosts will be held responsible for not taking action on any bullying/etc that occurs in their stream. If you are hosting a stream and notice harassment happening in your stream's chat, kick the antagonists from the stream & please report to a staff member.
✦Your thread may have its own rules that you may enforce so long as they do not defy any rules listed here.
✦Users may be banned from specific threads in particular rather than the whole community (partial-bans)
✦Viscets are not trading cards nor currency. They may not be traded or sold.[Exchange Cool-Downs]
✦You may only sell Viscets that you yourself bought for currency (DA pts, C$, $, etc), and only for equal or less than you bought it for. Those you won through other methods (form-writing, art, raffle, etc) may not be sold for currency, including nursery batches.
✦If you wish to disown a Viscet contact Mint Chip or James. as well as the creator of the Viscet. You may host the readoption yourself or let staff handle it. If you choose to readopt out the viscet yourself, please do so in a timely manner (no more than 40 days after the set end date please).
✦Viscets may be gifted with the permission of the receiver, an Ownership Archivist, and the notification of the original artist.
✦If the original artist is unavailable or cannot edit the original post, Mint Chip will comment with a "stamp of exchange" with details concerning the new owner.
✦The new owner is permitted to change the gender (biological & identification) of their new viscet so long as the viscet has not been previously bred. In the case that it has been bred, then the biological gender cannot be changed.
✦Tickets & potions may be traded, sold, and gifted freely.
✦There is a 30-Day cooldown between opposite Viscet transfers concerning 2 users; if you recently sent a gift to a user, you cannot receive a gift from same user for 30 days, & vice versa. This is to prevent people trading Viscets by claiming they're 'gifts'. Gifting multiple Viscets at once may surpass this, if they are gifted all in one transaction.[Breeding]
✦A Viscet cannot be gifted away if it has been obtained within the past 30 days (adoption, gifting) unless stated in the adoption form (ex: "If I win I'd like to gift this Viscet to ___")
✦A Viscet cannot be gifted away if has been bred within the past 30 days.
✦Disowning a Viscet for readoption does not count as a transfer.
✦Unless quitting, or other special circumstances, a singular user cannot re-adopt out more than 3 viscets in one month. (including putting bred for batches ufa)
See Nursery for info.
✦Respect & etc applies to staff as much as anyone else
✦Use the color references for their respective colors
✦Ask before creating any sort of 'special' design, such as holiday, event, or character-themed. (This is mainly to prevent there from accidentally being 2 designs closely based off the same thing).
✦Put UFA up on new designs; change the UFA to green for designs sold on DA; change the UFA to yellow for designs sold for c$;
✦All DA-Sold designs must be submitted to Viscet Forest
✦Viscets may be sold for any amount of C$, tokens/pets, DA points, etc
✦Designs on DA can only be sold for 2000+ points if made on original lines or with large line edits on the default lines (this includes custom items)
✦Keep track for how much of what they are sold for
✦Viscets may not be traded for OCs, art, etc.
✦Viscets may be adopted through the use of any given form; must require the name and gender
✦No restricting a Viscet OC wise; meaning sexuality, gender, disabilities, etc
✦Put the Viscet's # in the title
✦If sold on another site, link to the off-CS source; also link back to the on-CS source wherever it is sold
✦You may claim one gift or disowned viscet once every 30 days. This staff perk applies to all forms of staff.
✦You may own an unlimited number of Viscets but only 6 customs total.
This staff perk of +1 extra custom slot applies to all forms of staff.✦You may make your own customs, starting once you've made 20 New Adoptions or 10 Nursery Batches
✦You may make a custom with Rare traits for every 25 New Adoptions (adults or abandoned babs) or every 15 Batches made
✦Staff may make 2-3 Viscets with Uncommon Traits every 8 Viscets made
✦Staff may make 1 Viscet with a Rare trait every 15 Viscets they create
✦Except for special occasions, ufa Viscets shouldn't exceed more than 3 mutations max per viscet
✦Nursery staff is permitted to make up to 5 designs max per month on the main thread (regular adopts or currency adopts)
✦Judging Limit- If an adoption has been closed but not judged for 2 months, the Artist will be contacted. They will be given 7 days to respond. If not, the adoption will be confiscated and a method of judging it by another judge will be decided within 7 days.
Artist and permanent staff info has been moved to the Fanclub here.
[Guest Artists][GA Rules & Info]
✦Staff rules apply to Guest Artists, except....
✦Your ownership maximum is still that of an ordinary user.
✦You cannot sell Guest Artist-made designs off-site or for currency, only form judging.
✦You may not make your own customs, or customs for others.
✦You must follow the typical Artist's form when adopting; # in the title, optional comment at the top, then the form in code, rules about the form, and then a PNG of the design with code. If you ask for art in the form, you must include the Viscet's hex codes as well. When it is adopted, put the Owner: <link>, Name, and Gender of the Viscet at the top of the post, and below that copy/paste the winner's form.
✦It's alright if your adoptions' end date lasts longer than your Guest Artist term. Just carry them through.
✦You may make up to 5 designs.
✦Of those 5 designs, 1 may have an uncommon trait.
✦Your term is over at the end of the month.
✦You may not be GA 2 months in a row.
✦You may not make runner-ups.
✦Ignoring GA rules can result in a strike just like any other rule.
✦Obviously, you must have access to the Oekaki/chibipaint platform.[Applications]
Applications open on the first day or second day of each month, and that month's GAs are hired.
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[b]Guest Artist Application[/b]
✦Have you been an artist/guest artist before?:
✦If so, where?:
✦please list individual examples, not your dA or CS gallery(s) please
[Bans/Strikes][What is a Ban/Strike?]
Breaking a rule results in a warning.
Breaking it again begins strikes.
3 strikes, and you're banned.
Major faults may lead straight to strikes/ban or multiple strikes given out, such as severe harassment.
The below applies to total Strikes.
Partial strikes have minimized and edited consequences. The below are just the worst that could happen.
Period: 7 days.Strike 2:
User is voided on all entries on current adopts, but may still take part in threads such as RPs, fanclub, gift lines, and nursery. Guest artists are removed.
Period: 14 days in addition to remaining Strike 1 time.Strike 3:
User is voided on all entries on current adopts, and may not take part in the nursery or official RP. Fanmade community threads (rps, gift lines, etc) are up to the decision of their creator. Artists, Guest Artists, and Moderators are removed; may result in a permanent ban for any staff position.
Owned designs are revoked and readopted; custom-made designs are voided. User is banned from the community in general.
Partial permanent bans.Warnings
You may be banned from only certain threads, events, or activities, but are allowed to keep/adopt Viscets and be involved in the community. An example would be abusing the nursery, resulting in a partial-ban banning you from only that thread in particular, but you are still allowed to adopt.
Warnings are basically every strike ever given out. Punishments will worsen for repeated offenders, if you do something after already being warned not to.[Full Bans]
Glitch. (375387), Hannahbug (247181), AlleyBalley (249543), Chomp (149624), Quiller (847955), Kaarin-the-Riddler (dA)
Reason: Does not need to be stated[Temp Bans]
(711552) - Strike 1 & Temp Ban from Adoption, Nursery & Gifts until 03/04/2017
. Reason: harassment & guilt-tripping for a breeding on numerous occasionsTotal
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Want to help out the species? Spread it around by putting a banner in your siggy!
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