i have to admit every time i see a post about how popular artists are just name brands and that people pay ridiculous amounts of money just to get art from them that they could get for less from lesser known artists, i can’t help but be incredibly skeptical.
i’ve played aywas as both an artist and a buyer of designs, but mostly a buyer of designs and this is my perspective for both stories:
1. as an artist: when i was a newbie i made some designs before deciding that making custom designs on aywas wasn’t really my thing. the first design i ever auctioned off was autobid very quickly for 35 gp. later, i sold a 2-3 premades for a flat rate of 25 gp each. i was by no means a name brand artist (i was a newbie!), and i was quite surprised to see how much i got for my random art. so i thought, hey, aywas is really great for artists!
2. as a buyer: now that i made more gp on aywas these days i am constantly scouting on the design forums for pretty custom designs to buy since i prefer buying other people’s designs to making my own. quite frankly, i seldom see any designs that appeal to me in any of the design shops. i see a lot of newbie artists who have potential but there’s pieces of execution in their designs that really turns me off. and then i see the “name brand artists” and they much more often have designs that seem well-drawn to me, but usually the designs aren’t quite interesting enough for me to want to pay 50 gp for a premade. but honestly, most designs from “name brand artists” i would snap up in an instant in the 20 gp or so range. if i saw designs of similar quality from talented newbies going in that range i would definitely snap them up in an instant too! but i keep searching the design forums and i can’t, so i guess to anyone who tells me there’s lots of good artists who can’t get a good price for designs on aywas… i have to ask where are their shops???? i am a willing buyer.
I’ve wanted a lairpartner since I joined. A few times my friends over the course of being on the site would be like “Hey, I’ll do that with you once we talk a little more, you know?” months and months later, they forget about it and consider someone else as if we never agreed…how long should I wait, years? I’m not untrustworthy, I hope not unlikable… I try really hard to be patient but I don’t know anymore. I guess my friends just dont wanna say they don’t want to. I was hoping to do it since it kinda makes us closer I think…but I guess we’ll never be that close. I’m just venting now but this is my confession.
I honestly don’t mind that people put cheap crap and only 1K BP in the eggs. You’re doing the best you can and just want to get good stuff, it’s okay. Thanks for participating anyway, and I hope you get something good in your eggs! :)
I really hate all the people on aywas with fake genders. Yes, people have sexual dysmorphia. It’s a horrible condition and they are suffering. If you want to be called a girl when you fangirl over pink sparklemelos, and be called a boy when you want to be taken seriously, your gender is not important. The only label I have for you is ‘shitty human being who is sending gender equality back decades with their stereotypical bullshit.’ Slash included, your gender can’t change based on which website!
I get irritated and jealous when I see people who are able to constantly breed. I can’t afford any of the coins I want simply because I’ve no way of making the GP other than selling PSD uses, and those are rarely bought. I know I need to work hard but its frustrating.
If you’re not feeling rich but still want to give a fair exchange for the occasional awesome prizes you’re going to find, here’s what I do: stick in items like vials, orbs, truly random eggs, amorphous ingredients, various kinds of metal pieces, various kinds of decent but commonplace combat items (like excalibur sword, angelic bow, eye sword, petal shield, etc) and adventure items (charms, potions, chest keys, tiny glittering rocks, CDs, fauna…) and maybe Koaf-cooking items (whisker sprinkles, bags of frosting, etc.) Put in at least 2k instead of 1k.
Think of the people who are rich enough to be putting GP or customs in eggs. They’re clicking on random eggs too (and turning up crap more often than not.) They know not everyone on the site can afford to put in GP or customs, but the types of items I listed above are reasonably easy to sell or make use of for almost everyone.
If more eggs with those types of prizes go out the gate, then more clicks will result in a smile, and it will make for a happier and less frustrating egg hunt AND encourage the richer generous players to keep doing their awesome thing! Basically, when you put in inexpensive but quality items, you raise the average for everyone. :-)
“In addition to this, to all those who fought bravely - and even you who took no side and sold your pieces instead (one cannot deny those that saw the opportunity to create profit) - an extra commemorative piece has been placed in the Advent.”
I wondered why Advent was capitalized. I just now realized it meant the link thinggy and not the advent itself. Damn. I missed it :c
Every event with the field always ends up being such a hassle for me hunting the best eggs/pumpkins, and worrying about giving good enough items and stuff like that. So this year I’m going to be super lazy, and just click the middle egg every time. I’m also going to throw in random little things (In the default eggs) like pet flutes, tiny glittering rocks, and maple syrup, except when I get good items, I’ll throw better items back.
Also I’ll sporadically throw PSDs in.
Just going to do a low stress, not caring about shit egg hunt this year.
I am just utterly infatuated with a custom way out of my price range, to the point where I bookmarked the shop and the pet page. I’m probably going to spend my eventual gp-shop money on here even though one pet (I could probably draw something similar to, even) feels really stupid to spend so much gp on. I just love it so much, and I’m terrified she’ll be bought by someone else first or something. Gah, this pixel pet site hurts me emotionally with its pretties.
I totally agree with you, fellow anon. I knew I wouldn’t get to the top ten or such(esp since most those accounts bought a ton and have multiple users so are able to collect around the clock on a WEEK NIGHT). But I still turned in my bots- almost 50 of them. That’s 50 bots I could have sold, and made a sizable amount of cash, and now I have nothing. Pissed does not begin to describe how I feel about this.
My only consolation is that I have four collected after winners were declared, that I can trash for 11 points each. Whoopie.
Ah… Not.. to question your judgement, O Magnificent One. I assure you I am a most devoted servant. I’m simply… curious, I suppose? Might you consider gracing this lowly one with the knowledge of how exactly you are a minion to yourself..?
I’m afraid to post this publicly because I really don’t want to seem like a whiner, but I really, really believe that the event with the Slashbot pieces should have more prizes for people who didn’t get in the top ten.
To clarify my position: I sold pieces for almost the entire event and only ever turned in seven pieces. When I made the decision to sell my pieces, I assumed I was sacrificing the chance to get other cool rewards in hopes of getting BP/GP.
I don’t want there to just be more stuff for me to get. I believe that when the site makes an event like this and gives special rewards to only the top participants, it sends the wrong message to the userbase: the message that events aren’t worth participating in unless you can become one of the top 10, top 5, or top whatever.
I don’t want the site to give prizes that will break the economy. A point shop with small rewards would be nice. It’d also work if there were tiered prizes for people who turned in different amounts of Slashbots. Or if there was a small extra prize for being on the Minions’ side. Or something.
I just think the site needs to acknowledge that even small bits of participation in events is rewarded, even if only a little.
There are so many people on aywas that feel the need to argue. Why must you argue your point on EVERYTHING? its really annoying. Stop. If you don’t agree, and its something serious, go ahead, voice your opinion. But when someone says something stupid like “Cheetah spots are ugly” you don’t have to go all gung ho with a fifty page rebuttal of how even though they think that cheetah spots are ugly many people think that they’re beautiful and there’s probably fifty cheeetahs crying right now because of your post and because they’re crying they’re not making babies and because they’re not making babies all the cheetahs are going to DIE. THANKS FOR THINKING CHEETAH SPOTS ARE UGLY. NOW THEY’RE ALL GOING TO DIE. ps youre a horrible human don’t ever talk to me again or show your face on aywas.
How the fuck do you have over 1,000 Slashbot pieces already!? And the next person just has 750? Do you even sleep!? Jesus fucking h-christ, hun, give the rest of us a minute to catch up! (but seriously, you’re doing awesome for your side, but we must still be enemies because Viva La Resistance!)
Woah hold up here. You mean to tell me that there are actual people that treat PMBCs and PLBCs like commissions? FUCK no. Wow do you realize how much you are actually taking advantage of an artist? you are to give them a PROMPT. a THEME. not an entire written novel of what you want done. Do you realize that you are abusing the system? I thought about applying for a position but not if people are going to do this. There is no way NO WAY that I would take the pay of $4 a pet if you are going to sit there and ask for something that is worth double or triple of that. This is not what people signed up for. They signed up for prompts, not full blown commissions that you think you have every right to ask for.
Oh c’mon guys. People complain about Slash all day every day and when the site actually gives you an in-game outlet to express your discontent in a way that’s kind of fun and silly and competitive to boot you’re going to let the Resistance beat you?! Talk about slacktivism!
NOW GET OUT THERE AND GATHER THOSE SLASHBOTS FOR OUR GLORIOUS QUEEN. >:[
(Disclaimer: I don’t honestly expect Eveglori to legit take over. I’m just curious as hell as to how they’ll handle the end of the event if her minions DO win. Resistance wins? “Hooray the queen is dethroned let’s all celebrate Aywas being back to the way it should be.” Eveglori wins? ….What would they do?? I want to know! Let’s find out! xD)
Perhaps it’s just me, I don’t think it’s fair for PMBC/PLBC (or other painted related) artists to have to create designs based on OCs. Use similar themes and colours, but the designs should be based on particular themes, not set designs they have to try and duplicate.
I’m suicidal more often than not. I don’t want to bother my friends or partner when they already worry.
I don’t know how to let it out other than drink, hurt myself more, or what I do more and more now: write my thoughts repeatedly on commissions I’m doing or offspring I’m making. I don’t want anyone to worry, so I’ll just share my thoughts with myself.
Sorry if I tainted any of your offspring or customs with my pathetic racing thoughts. No one deserves a pet that’s been saturated in a hundred lines of ‘kill yourself and help everyone’ before being completed.
People on Aywas have a problem with Not Letting Go.
Someone will do something stupid and people remember it for years to come, hating on someone for things they probably regret or have moved on from. People change.
Open your eyes and stop hating people for stupid little things that happened before. If they’re still a douchebag? Yeah, maybe. But there are so many users on Aywas who seem to have little hate groups when they’re literally doing nothing but existing quietly on the site besides something that happened in the past.
I want to make a shop for my art and earn some GP, but I don’t have a style, every drawing I make is really different from the previous one and I’m not sure how I would even charge for that. I’m really jealous of the artists who are able to make all their art of the same quality and style.
There is one popular artist on site that everyone seems to love. I hear all the time about how kind and sweet they are, and their designs are gorgeous.. but every time I’ve tried to do business with them, they’ve been incredibly unprofessional and rude to me. They demand payment up front and then ignore my messages, or complain to others without talking to me.
The worst part is, it seems like I’m the only person with this problem, and I wish I knew why. I guess I just won’t be doing any business with them anymore..
Although I enjoy the new variety of gender options, and am very happy that they are now available to users, applying them to the pets seems…silly. Seriously. I mean, it’s just another thing to take care of when it comes to breeding, and it’s more confusing than anything else when it comes to pet-bios. I honestly would have been fine with m/f/herm/undecided….
A few weeks ago I was exploring in the West River area when a friend who doesn’t play/know anything about Aywas comes up behind me and looks at the screen. The first thing out of his mouth is “That bottom of that rock looks like a dick.”
It offends me that “Hermaphrodite” is a thing on Aywas. That is an offensive term to the community it’s supposed to describe, much like calling a gay person the f-word or an african american person the n-word
1) I wish I could see one HA coloring contest that doesn’t end up with a rainbow-themed coloration. It isn’t that I dislike rainbows… it’s that I wish we could see something more unique from the extremely creative colorists that all but volunteer. It’s… it’s a centaur, not a unicorn. Look at the gorgeous colors horses come in… and rainbows are so lackluster. That isn’t to say the rainbow entries aren’t well-done, just… Lisa Frank went out of style years ago.
2) Those are labia. I can’t unsee the labia. I love the model… but I can’t help myself from dying with laughter when I see the labia. I’ll freely admit I’m a pervert, but… those… hahaha. (Does saying labia make this NSFW? I’m never sure…)
Look at this site And all the users who No matter what they do Yeah, they all have melos.
I came along Pushed through the throng and knew Of all the things I’d do I would avoid melos
So then I took my pen And started drawing then And look! They’re not melo
Insiiiiiis You’d see - and wooliths too Insiiiist-ing That this is all I do You know You know I hate melos You know I hate melos
And then you came You messaged me to say Right now without delay I should make you melos
I drew the line I took my time on you But in the end I knew I’d make you your melo
I skinned it And made it intresting I’ll admit I based it off The Thing And you know Although I didn’t charge price You wouldn’t look at it twice.
It’s true Look how it waits for you Look how it waits for you Look how it waits for Look how it waits for you Look how it waits for you Look how it waits for…
Look at this thing The thing I made for you It lies in wait for you…
true story though - user demanded a custom of a genus I said in my shop of monsters that I hate, then cries foul and leaves when I cave and make one because of a special request. I just found the design again.
I hate that I feel this way— as I likely shouldn’t, but all the aywas users here on tumblr talk a lot about gender and such and it makes me feel bad that I identify as cis and heterosexual. I feel like I’m not supposed to identify as a straight female, and that’s no one’s fault really but mine!!!! but with all the talk about how gender shouldn’t exist and….I’m really sorry man.
I’m so tired of idiot customers asking me to draw “tribal patterns” on their pets. The word as they use it is meaningless, because none of them ever seem to have any clue what the actual ornamental patterns associated with any real tribes (Native American or otherwise) look like. You can’t just talk like all peoples who think of themselves as belonging to a tribe have some kind of unified, ~~savage and mysteriously spiritual~~ aesthetic. It’s ignorant, it’s disgustingly backward, and it’s not even meaningful as a description of what you want in the design because there are A LOT OF DIFFERENT TRIBES IN THE WORLD, you guys! All with different cultural heritage and different artistic vocabularies!
If you must have it, provide an exact VISUAL reference of what you want. And for the love of god, don’t use this vague, offensive word. Stop asking artists for tribal shit, you provincial pukes.
while i’ve always enjoyed the freedom allowed on this site…it’s times like this when i’m reminded how entitled people really are raised to be these days. it’s 1…count it *1* more pixel creation, not the end of the world here. if having that *one* extra pixel creation defines your life right now…well, all i can do is say how sorry i am for you…and how i’d like to be in your shoes where nothing else in my life is more worrisome O.o
Okay random person. I really tried. No, I’m not one of the people getting mad about the coin. But one, that’s insensitive as fuck. Two, it’s not that simple. I personally have 10 tons of shit on my plate, none of which I can do anything about. You know what? Aywas is one of the few things I have I feel is something going on in my life that doesn’t make me want to curl up in a ball and fucking give up, and it’s pretty fucking important. Does that mean there is nothing in my life more worrysome? Fuck no! Your presumptuous and rude ass bullshit really pissed me off.