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See also: Mothcats Trait Information

Mothcats is a closed species owned by floramisa on deviantART.com, meaning they cannot be created and used freely within the group. Make-Your-Own Slots are available for purchase and as participation prizes for various group events. Slot owners are able to make one (1) Mothcat based on the rarity of the slot they own.

Designs made without the use of an MYO slot are not officially recognized by the group and cannot be used to participate in events or the ARPG.

Slot Types

There are several types of MYO slots available in for Mothcat creations, based on the Mothcats Trait Information page. All prices are in USD and remain consistent between sales (the prices never change).

Slot Type Cost Trait Limitations Availability
Event $7 Event traits only. MYO events
First-Time Owner (FTO) $7 Common traits only. Regular MYO sales
Common $10 Common traits only. Regular MYO sales, Patreon, ARPG/event prizes
Rare $25 Up to 2 rare traits per slot. Regular MYO sales, Patreon, ARPG/event prizes
Ultra Rare $75 Up to 1 ultra rare and 2 rare traits per slot. ARPG/event prizes, sales on special occasion
Exclusive/Variant $100 1 Exclusive trait per slot, only. ARPG/event prizes, sales on special occasion

** Please note that all MYO slot sales are final and non-refundable. Users caught back charging for MYO slots will be banned from the group.

Ways to Obtain MYO Slots

There are various ways to obtain MYO slots. The most common way is through the general MYO slot sales that occur about once every other month.

In addition, MYO slots can be obtained by:

  • Earning them as prizes in Mothcats events and/or ARPG
  • Winning them from Birthday and Easter eggs
  • Winning them in group contests and raffles
  • Winning them from member raffles

Slot Ownership Rules

In general:

  • MYO slots are one-time use only (individual slots can only be redeemed once)
  • There is no limit to how many MYO slots a single user can own
  • Slots may not be resold, traded, or gifted (including having the slot designed for the purpose of trading)
  • Designs may not be blatantly referenced from copyrighted/licensed characters
  • Designs may not be blatantly copied from existing designs (Mothcat or non-Mothcat)
  • Only the traits available on the trait sheet can be used for MYO designs
  • Slot owners may commission other artists to design their Mothcats for them

Official Artist Design Service

Mothcats offers a special design service run by a set of group-sponsored guest artists, otherwise known as Mothcats Official Artists. It is possible to commission or even request an MYO designed for free by one of the Official Artists.

More information about the Mothcats MYO design service can be found at this link.

MYO Approval & Registration Process

** All MYO-related questions should be noted to the Mothcats group or to Mothchive on deviantART. **

The approval process provides all admins a chance to have input on designs before they are approved for the group, acting as a checks-and-balances system to avoid mistakes in the approval process.

Step 1:

Upload the design to your gallery and tag the title as "[Unapproved]". Include the following form in your artist's description:
Type of MYO: 
Proof of Ownership: (Black out sensitive information as needed.)
Original Designer: 
Theme Name: (Optional)
List of Traits Used: 

Step 2:

Submit the design to the MYO Approval Center and Approved Designs gallery folder.

Step 3:

After approval, download the required Mothchive base and fill in your design

Mothcat Base (PSD, Last Updated September 23rd 2017)

Step 4:

Note Mothchive the filled in base with:
Stash Link to Base: (Saved as transparent PNG)
Link to Approved MYO: (If it's not in the gallery, it won't be accepted)

Step 5:

If you can't open PSD files, note ONE of the following volunteers the form below: 

VolunteersArquerite or fanface 
Subspecies: (Mothcat/Mothkitten)
Link to Approved MYO: (If it's not in the gallery, it won't be accepted)
Original Designer: 
List of Traits Used: 
Only registered MYO designs will be added to Mothchive. By neglecting to register your Mothcat/subspecies, you automatically forfeit the right to transfer ownership of the design, participate in MothcatMarket with the design, be eligible for Mothcat of the Month, count the design towards ownership achievements.

Essentially: Unregistered MYO designs are not officially recognized by the group and you won't be able to participate in anything event-related with the design. 

Note: The ownership transfer restriction on the design will not officially begin until after it has been registered and uploaded to Mothchive

Disclaimer

Other artists and people who own moth-cat hybrid characters are welcome to create and own them as they please. We, at Mothcats, do not police or condone the harassment of moth-cat character owners.

The only thing we ask is that the owners of these characters do not claim that their design is part of the Mothcats closed species on deviantART.