Creator's Mark

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prairie • 10 June 2019 at 1:36 PM

I was letting my mind wander a lot last night, and I thought that this might be a interesting idea for all those who have had a creature suggestion they had made.

While it is said that creators get the first of the species kind, it isn't always the case, due to a hiccup in the system or delayed credit. So I thought it might be cool if the "creator's creature" got special mark or achievement.
This icon would show up like how the Essence of Litsdnats, Star Potion or VEND icons would. I'd think this icon would be a pencil on paper or just a pencil. It would only show up on the suggesters creature given to them by Eggcave for the creation of the creature. This encourages people to make more suggestions and makes creators feel appreciated!

I know this might not be for everyone, since some don't like to have extra icons on their creatures for aesthetic; but I think this would be a step that could be used to make a creator's copy of their suggestion extra special.

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stevepat2002 • 10 June 2019 at 1:38 PM

@prairie amazing! Then the first of it's kind can be verified and there arent fakes

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zircon • 10 June 2019 at 1:39 PM

@prairie
I love this idea! I'd like this feature because I like to look and see if they where made by a user or a mod/artist on eggcave and this would make it a lot easier to tell!

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prairie • 10 June 2019 at 3:05 PM

@stevepat2002
Currently, you can verify if a creature is the first of it's species by going back in the creature ID numbers, but that is a big pain sometimes.
I actually had traded for the first Sockey and Giramint, as my copies where delayed for an hour or 2, so by then, plenty had already been found. The Wiggit I had gotten was also the 2nd in existence, so I had swapped for the 1st there as well.

@zircon
This icon/achievement would really only show up on the suggester's given copy of the creature, not on every one of that species. For checking if it was a suggested creature, you'd still have to check the archives.
This icon is just meant to show that this creature was the one given to the user for suggesting the creature by Egg cave.
For EX: wild_wonders Catsmos would have the icon, but my Catsmos would not.

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wild_wonders • 11 June 2019 at 12:51 AM

@prairie
I love this idea!! it'd be so cool to have your own mark on your first real creature suggestion and it'd just make the experience that bit more unique and special. As well as ofc setting that special creature apart from the others! ^^ How has no one thought of this idea yet.

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prairie • 11 June 2019 at 1:11 AM

@wild_wonders
Happy you like the idea! The things you are pointing out are exactly what I'm going for.
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immortalraven • 11 June 2019 at 1:26 AM

@prairie
Great idea

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shadowfaxe • 11 June 2019 at 3:59 AM

@prairie I love it!
I remember when my creature suggestion was taken, I was so happy!
But when newbies came and somehow obtained the creature, they didn't know it was made by me.
Same goes for all other people who made successful suggestions, they should get some credit...
I think you all understand what I'm talking about...

Anyway, I love this idea!
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hippy • 11 June 2019 at 4:07 AM

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All for it

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mastergemma • 11 June 2019 at 7:06 AM

It's definitely a cute suggestion. It would also be cool to have something to show that a user has provided a creature suggestion or archive entry that has been accepted as well!

Since there is occasionally hiccups in the system, how about instead if it being the first creature, have it symbolize that it's the creator of the creature's first creature of the species, if that makes sense. It may not be the first, but it would still have the 'creator' symbol on it.

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stevepat2002 • 11 June 2019 at 10:14 AM

@prairie so would they add them to older 1st of the kind if they added this? How cool would it be to have a first of it's kind and not even know?

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prairie • 11 June 2019 at 11:05 AM

@immortalraven, @shadowfaxe, @hippy Happy you all like the idea!

@stevepat2002
I'm not sure if that would be able to happen, as it might be difficult for mods to go back and track the species they gave to creators down. (and it might be harder as it isn't always the first of it's kind)
So my guess is this idea would be applied to all accepted suggestions after this is implemented (if it would be) Or at most, be implemented to more recent used suggestions.

@mastergemma
Happy you like the idea!
And yep, that's what I'm going for. It's because of system hiccups that I think this would be really useful to creators. Because while you might not have the actual first of it's species because of a system error, you still have the only of the species with the mark on it. Symbolizing you created it.
And yeah, I'd be cool if there was a mark maybe for CDWC too.

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