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Forum Index > Suggestion Box > The Issues with Themes
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Anemochory
Level 75
Snow Wars Veteran
Joined: 8/29/2016
Threads: 149
Posts: 1,388
Posted: 1/12/2022 at 10:01 PM Post #41
I don't know if I have a whole lot to add to this, unfortunately, but I do just want to say that my favorite species, the Faelora, also suffers from a case of the browns:


Now, I get it. They're deer, deer are brown. But they're also based on plants and flowers, which are very diverse and colorful. I'd like to see more of those themes.
I'll have to go through the themes and find if any look nearly identical, though. I'm not sure if Faes have examples of that.

I'm also a designer whose design was species-swapped. My Rainforest Trail Qitari became the Rainforest Zolnixi.

Now, I don't have the strongest feelings about this, but I do know that if I'd designed the same theme from scratch myself for the Zolnixi, I would have designed it differently. The swapped version with a few changes does lose something in translation.

I do agree that some more transparency would be helpful. Not everyone has the same tastes, but I see designs I love get passed over for designs I honestly feel are rather dull, or not as well-designed in trait interaction.
And I did feel that this fest, with all the admin designs, was surprising. You enter the contest (I always thought they were contests) with the idea there are a certain number of slots to fill, and then apparently the slot can simply not be won by anyone's design at all? No-one this fest that designed a Lighira had theirs chosen.

I love this site, and I love designing themes, and I would like there to be a good way for the players, the collectors, the designers, and the admins to all be happy with theme choices.
Edited By Anemochory on 1/20/2022 at 11:55 AM.
Limor
Level 72
The Kind-Hearted
Joined: 7/5/2016
Threads: 284
Posts: 18,948
Posted: 1/13/2022 at 12:39 AM Post #42
I have noticed a trend with less popular species getting stuck with more browns - and I remember that zol, sticks out to me as one of the design mucked up badly by admins in the recent past
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