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Pup
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Admins
06-14-2013, 12:28 PM (This post was last modified: 07-21-2022, 01:04 PM by Nyx. Edited 14 times in total. Edited 14 times in total.)
Site Suggestions

So, we as staff on Ardent want to know what you, as members, suggest we do to improve the site!

Feel free to post suggestions here -- for anything! Don't feel shy when it comes to suggesting things. If you would prefer anonymity, let me know and we can set something up for that as well.

Pending Suggestions

Store
  • Breeding items: jumbo litter pass (Litter can exceed 5 Pups to reach 8 pups max when parents are in a pack, and exceed three pups to 5 when parents are loners), early heat breeding pass (A female can conceive before her prior litter is a year old) (suggested by briena)

Fight System
  • take highest of score in melee fights rather than averaging (suggested by lunarcat7)
  • injury penalties (suggested by lunarcat7)

Skills/Specialties
  • specialty suggestions: panic button (suggested by beau), reroll lowest dice in a fight (suggested by relevantkoala)
  • misc skill claim suggestions (points for failed hunt, etc)
  • double skill point days
  • see specialty description on hover (suggested by skelle)

Other
  • flock/herd option for companions [non-combat] (suggested by bluetick)
  • allow more than two companions [non-combat] (suggested by lazuli)
  • more systems for hunting, healing, nav (suggested by kingpedle)
  • rolled races for navigation (suggested by ali)
  • sort member list by various groups (i.e. loners) (suggested by ali)
  • some ghosty things (suggested by laz and bri)
  • A custom threadlog (ability to sort, remove threads? add threads, "watched" threads, notes) (suggested by RK)
  • Post templates tweak (ability to sort) (suggested by Joe)

FINALIZED SUGGESTIONS

  • "Last Post" jumps to last post in thread (suggested by Joe)
  • Add blank weekly form in alpha activity checks (suggested by Kat)
  • Options other than pack page edits for Alpha Activity check (suggested by Lazuli)
  • Allow two specialties
  • Other-species bonus to fight rolls, in lieu of size bonus that wolves get (suggested by relevantkoala)
  • Add "Playable date" to Pup apps (suggested by cloudynight)
  • Self assign bot for pronoun roles (wicked)




Bowen

The Hallows
Explorer

Master Navigator (240)

Advanced Fighter (60)

Scout

age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
806
size
Small
build
Light
posts
311
player
Resin

Statue 3 WorshipThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3
07-08-2022, 07:39 AM
For the sake of clarity, it might be wise to make a rule where, when a T1 fight has begun, no one else may post until the rounds are finished. It would be easier for the judges and those reading the fight.
[Image: gSBkYSG.gif]Bowen Arrow Carpathius [Image: 2cnsALh.png]

Bowen has an opossum named Boogie and a black raven named Bishop. Assume that they're always nearby.
Artorias is welcome in any of Bowen's threads.




Gossamer

Armada
Lieutenant

Master Fighter (240)

Master Healer (240)

Knight

age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
983
size
Extra large
build
Medium
posts
327
player
lunarcat7

The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3Mammoth HunterIce Bridge ExplorerPride - Lesbian1K
Double Master
07-08-2022, 08:15 AM
Pass idea to change a companions appearance. Example changing a red fox's pelt to white, etc.



Ardyn

Valhalla
Ard Rí

Master Fighter (250)

Master Hunter (240)

Bloodletter & Knight

age
3 Years
gender
Male
gems
249
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
351
player
Briena

The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3
08-08-2022, 12:20 AM
Specialty Suggestion:

INTELLECT
Bedazzled
Items crafted by this character have a discount in the Gem Store. Items are cosmetic accessories only and provide no bonus to fight stats.
Ardyn's family (Red, Aurielle, Siblings, Valhalla) are allowed to crash threads, regardless of private tags.

Ardyn at first glance is as black as can be imagined with a raven sheen.

Closer inspection proves that he shimmers in fire tones in every hair on his hide right down to his lashes.

More obviously, he glows like a bed of coals and flames with every movement and brush of fur. His tail is usually wagging, so blazes like a torch.

His adult teeth are in and his saber canines have grown to their full length (see profile). His mane and tail hair have grown to full length, as well as being lightweight and easily buffeted by breezes.

A look at his front paws will give the impression of hands, with his dew claw dropped low and lengthened into a functioning thumb, and his toes elongated into fingers. He has retractable, solid black cat-like claws on every paw.

Ardyn has developed a glowing mast of intricate markings in fire and ice colors over his face, symmetrical over the last seasons of Year 17 (see profile for details). During hunts or raids/sieges, he will smudge them out with black soot to cover the glow, otherwise, they are bright enough to note at first direct glance at his face. Not all his artwork currently portrays the mask markings.

He is also often bedecked in beads, small bells, feathers in blues, ribbons and braids thanks to the Ooze Event of Halloween 2021, and the Coathanger item that he got. The accessories generally are seen most in his mane and tail hair. He removes the brighter items and bells for hunts or battle.






Lackadaisy

age
-
gender
-
gems
0
size
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posts
0
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Daisy

Rapid Poster - SilverPride - Asexual
08-08-2022, 09:05 PM
Some more roles for discord!

OPEN DM means anyone can message you!
CLOSED DM do not message
FRIENDS ONLY need to be on friendlist to dm



Bunni

age
-
gender
-
gems
0
size
-
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-
posts
0
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bunni

Rapid Poster - RainbowToys for Tots
08-12-2022, 12:00 PM
Changing IC Archive to show the original land location for us to be able to go back and utilize claiming exploration awards, etc.



Lackadaisy

age
-
gender
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gems
0
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0
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Daisy

Rapid Poster - SilverPride - Asexual
08-13-2022, 05:50 PM
A Pack Gem Donation Pool!

This will help fund IC events, participation, etc. Could have a 'Most Active Pack Member' reward, could have IC events with prizes, etc. Up to the alphas! Admins/Staff keep track of spending with a log, where the alphas have to put if they use it on something or not each season. Each pack starts with 500 Gems regardless of site longevity. A member is able to donate 50 gems every two OOC months/One IC season. It isn't fair to ask the alpha to pull gems out of their butt when they want to buy other things too! This helps with the cost of keeping your members active, participating and happy.

So like
Armada has 1000 Gems
Sea uses 500 to reward IC actions (contest, item buying, etc)
She will post what she spent so it is kept up to date
The log is a new thread in Maint. Only staff can edit.

Can only use to reward members of a pack, give items/gems out fairly, etc. Not usable with Expanding or Pack/Band Creation costs.  All gems go to a user's CREDIT.



Widow

Insomnia
Curse

Expert Fighter (210)

Expert Intellectual (150)

age
1 Year
gender
Female
gems
453
size
Dire wolf
build
Light
posts
104
player
skelle

Statue 5 WorshipThe Ooze Participant
08-14-2022, 02:38 AM
sorting through the members category on the discord and splitting them into two groups - "active members" and "inactive members" or something along those lines.



Lackadaisy

age
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gender
-
gems
0
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posts
0
player
Daisy

Rapid Poster - SilverPride - Asexual
08-23-2022, 05:05 PM (This post was last modified: 08-26-2022, 03:39 PM by Lackadaisy. Edited 1 time in total. Edited 1 time in total.)
Quality of Life Suggestions to Discord!

Monthly AW channel Purge: AKA the staff will delete old AW URLs in the discord channel each month. Basically, the channel will be 'cleansed' so new AWs take the place, making it easier to search for new open threads.

Suggested Member Deleting AWs that are taken: If your open thread is taken, it can be suggested by staff to 'delete your post' after it is. A lot of other discord RP channels do this but it isn't enforced publicly. Just a gentle reminder to delete if you don't want anyone else coming in! Saves a bit of drama.

Adoption Channel: for people to post litter try-outs, and other adoptions. No chat, just URLs. Chat is discouraged.

Wanted Ad Channel: for someone to post LOOKING FOR plots. No chat, just a channel to post wanted ads. It's sometimes a hassle to write out a wanted ad on the plot board. Sometimes, all you need is a person to do a prompt with. Of course, if your wanted ad is very detailed you can post on the board and give a URL instead of an ad! OFC, if your wanted ad is taken... delete it!

Plot Page List: A channel to post your plot pages and share others. No chatting. Plot pages get lost a lot when you post them in plot channel! Should be a universal plot page for all your characters, not several separate threads.

Artist Role: I know many artists on discord would LOVE a role like this! That way, you can easily find artists to commission!




Hermes

age
13+ Years
gender
Female
gems
0
size
-
build
-
posts
0
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Hermes

Toys for TotsEaster 2022Rapid Poster - Gold
08-31-2022, 06:51 PM
Update the prey guide to include large sea creatures. Because I am horrible at guessing what is small, medium, large, and extra large for prey animals. xD



Lackadaisy

age
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0
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0
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Daisy

Rapid Poster - SilverPride - Asexual
09-04-2022, 03:10 PM
Mate Heart Icons; displays the name of the partner(s) of your character with a hover.
could be a new reward to add to your collection, should always be the first in your collection for ease of view.
Broken Heart Icons; Alternatively, if you had a mate(s) and you're now broken up officially! adds a hover of the name too.

can only claim once per heart or broken heart, and can update the hover in maintenance if it changes with time.



Theory

Loner

Master Fighter (250)

Master Healer (240)

Fertile

age
5 Years
gender
Female
gems
2560
size
Extra large
build
Medium
posts
748
player
Xarae

WealthyThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 31KOverachieverCritical Attack!
VolcanoLegendaryCritical Fail!Valentines 2020Critical Hit!Christmas 2019
Trick 2019Promptober 2019
09-10-2022, 05:43 PM
An OOC award for donating to the site - I think almost every member qualifies at this point but might be nice extra bling for OOC accounts



Ardyn

Valhalla
Ard Rí

Master Fighter (250)

Master Hunter (240)

Bloodletter & Knight

age
3 Years
gender
Male
gems
249
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
351
player
Briena

The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3
09-14-2022, 04:50 PM
Small suggestion for PD;

Some system that tells you what season a character's birth season is at a glance.

Snowflake for winter
Flower for Spring
Sun or Leaf for Summer
Fall leaf or a wheat frond for Autumn.

I'm having a devil of a time remembering who all of my lot are what season xD

This way, a player could just glance at their roster in the PD and switch accordingly when it's time to age up characters each season. Maybe have it next to the name with a | between them?
Ardyn's family (Red, Aurielle, Siblings, Valhalla) are allowed to crash threads, regardless of private tags.

Ardyn at first glance is as black as can be imagined with a raven sheen.

Closer inspection proves that he shimmers in fire tones in every hair on his hide right down to his lashes.

More obviously, he glows like a bed of coals and flames with every movement and brush of fur. His tail is usually wagging, so blazes like a torch.

His adult teeth are in and his saber canines have grown to their full length (see profile). His mane and tail hair have grown to full length, as well as being lightweight and easily buffeted by breezes.

A look at his front paws will give the impression of hands, with his dew claw dropped low and lengthened into a functioning thumb, and his toes elongated into fingers. He has retractable, solid black cat-like claws on every paw.

Ardyn has developed a glowing mast of intricate markings in fire and ice colors over his face, symmetrical over the last seasons of Year 17 (see profile for details). During hunts or raids/sieges, he will smudge them out with black soot to cover the glow, otherwise, they are bright enough to note at first direct glance at his face. Not all his artwork currently portrays the mask markings.

He is also often bedecked in beads, small bells, feathers in blues, ribbons and braids thanks to the Ooze Event of Halloween 2021, and the Coathanger item that he got. The accessories generally are seen most in his mane and tail hair. He removes the brighter items and bells for hunts or battle.






Jynn

Loner

Master Navigator (240)

Master Fighter (260)

Scout & Weaponsmaster

age
5 Years
gender
Female
gems
968
size
Large
build
Light
posts
730
player
lunarcat7

HomebodyTeacherSnake EyesRapid Poster - RainbowFestival OrganizerWordy
The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 2Critical Block!Slow PokeWealthyRenowed Explorer
Underground ExplorerIsland HopperBoreas ExplorerWestern ExplorerNorthern ExplorerSouthern Explorer
GlobetrotterLegendaryAuster ExplorerScaredy CatHow many times do I have to teach you a lesson?! Overachiever
Critical Fail!Ooh La LaEastern ExplorerExplorerIce Bridge ExplorerMammoth Hunter
Pride - Pansexual1KBeeventDouble Master
10-01-2022, 09:32 AM
Can we change the Tier 1 rules so that Tier 1 fights are only 3 posts instead of (3-6). [sorry Bri]

Since we have to go through the fight posts one by one it makes more sense to have a lower limit for Tier 1 vs Tier 2. If someone wants to do a 6 round Tier 2 I don't care since it'll all be rolled the same.



Ardyn

Valhalla
Ard Rí

Master Fighter (250)

Master Hunter (240)

Bloodletter & Knight

age
3 Years
gender
Male
gems
249
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
351
player
Briena

The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3
10-04-2022, 02:48 AM
I can't for the life recall if I've suggested this one before, but:

Is there any way specialty icons in the side profiles can be coded to show what the specialty does when moused over, like the award icons?
Ardyn's family (Red, Aurielle, Siblings, Valhalla) are allowed to crash threads, regardless of private tags.

Ardyn at first glance is as black as can be imagined with a raven sheen.

Closer inspection proves that he shimmers in fire tones in every hair on his hide right down to his lashes.

More obviously, he glows like a bed of coals and flames with every movement and brush of fur. His tail is usually wagging, so blazes like a torch.

His adult teeth are in and his saber canines have grown to their full length (see profile). His mane and tail hair have grown to full length, as well as being lightweight and easily buffeted by breezes.

A look at his front paws will give the impression of hands, with his dew claw dropped low and lengthened into a functioning thumb, and his toes elongated into fingers. He has retractable, solid black cat-like claws on every paw.

Ardyn has developed a glowing mast of intricate markings in fire and ice colors over his face, symmetrical over the last seasons of Year 17 (see profile for details). During hunts or raids/sieges, he will smudge them out with black soot to cover the glow, otherwise, they are bright enough to note at first direct glance at his face. Not all his artwork currently portrays the mask markings.

He is also often bedecked in beads, small bells, feathers in blues, ribbons and braids thanks to the Ooze Event of Halloween 2021, and the Coathanger item that he got. The accessories generally are seen most in his mane and tail hair. He removes the brighter items and bells for hunts or battle.






Recluse

Loner

Advanced Intellectual (115)

Master Fighter (283)

Juggernaut

age
4 Years
gender
Female
gems
543
size
Large
build
Light
posts
417
player
Lolaf

The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 2How many times do I have to teach you a lesson?! UnderachieverSnake EyesVengeance
Pride - Bisexual
10-24-2022, 09:12 PM
Would it be possible to set up a system so that if a pack has been challenged for once the challenge is posted in judging alpha check is paused for that pack? I have two main reasons I want to suggest this:

1. Challenges can take a while to be judged, for obvious and understandable reasons, but having to rp with a lot of vaugeness or even liquid timing into the past for prolonged periods of time can be quite limiting and make hitting those 5/10 posts a week rather difficult since it can be hard to make new threads when other characters or plots are moving as they normally do.
2. It means that the current alpha(s) isn't putting in work for a pack that might no longer be theirs, for potentially a quite long time only for them to lose it and that work to have basically been wasted when they could have just failed twice and let the opponent automatically win if the outcome would be the same and saved a lot of time and effort.

I understand and agree with still requiring check during the challenge itself since the alpha is still officially the leader at that point, just once the fight posts are done and the challenge is awaiting judging.
[Image: lQPmFy0.png]
 Recluse is an M rated character, thread at own risk.
Updated 11/30/22: I am currently on indefinite scarcity, please be patient and don't remind me of missing tags right now.







Jynn

Loner

Master Navigator (240)

Master Fighter (260)

Scout & Weaponsmaster

age
5 Years
gender
Female
gems
968
size
Large
build
Light
posts
730
player
lunarcat7

HomebodyTeacherSnake EyesRapid Poster - RainbowFestival OrganizerWordy
The Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 2Critical Block!Slow PokeWealthyRenowed Explorer
Underground ExplorerIsland HopperBoreas ExplorerWestern ExplorerNorthern ExplorerSouthern Explorer
GlobetrotterLegendaryAuster ExplorerScaredy CatHow many times do I have to teach you a lesson?! Overachiever
Critical Fail!Ooh La LaEastern ExplorerExplorerIce Bridge ExplorerMammoth Hunter
Pride - Pansexual1KBeeventDouble Master
10-24-2022, 09:43 PM
Since there seems to be an increased interest in pack ownership what do we think of upping the pack limit from 12 to 15?

If every pack took 3 lands it would still leave us with 65 non-pack lands out of 110 which isn't too bad of a ratio. Still greater than half.


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Also, I know its not my place… but as a crazy idea, if all parties involved were agreeable to it, maybe we could declare the Medusa vs Recluse challenge a tie and scoot Medusa off to one of the new slots.

idk just trying to find a way to destressify things with holiday season right around the corner.



Cassiela

Valhalla
Aoi

Advanced Navigator (75)

Advanced Intellectual (60)

age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
229
size
Small
build
Light
posts
51
player
Indie
10-24-2022, 11:22 PM (This post was last modified: 10-27-2022, 10:55 PM by Cassiela. Edited 2 times in total. Edited 2 times in total.)
Intellect Skill Suggestion:
Relay a message between two other characters.

Would be great for a scout/diplomat character!
As in a Scout passed a message from Alpha A to Alpha B or something.


Navigation Skill Suggestions:
Went Swimming.
Taught Another Wolf to Swim.
Received a Lesson on Swimming from another Wolf.
Participated in a Swim Race.
Won a Swim Race.

Crossed difficult terrain.
Sustained an injury while crossing difficult terrain.

Created a temporary shelter.



Áskell

Tojo-kai
Taicho

Master Intellectual (240)

Master Fighter (245)

Tactician

age
3 Years
gender
Male
gems
527
size
Medium
build
Medium
posts
242
player
lunarcat7

All Oozed OutThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 3Mammoth HunterIce Bridge ExplorerPride - Pansexual
1KDouble Master
10-27-2022, 08:32 PM
Store item idea! What about an item to boost a companion? Could be worth many gemos!



Víðarr

Ethyria
Bodyguard

Expert Fighter (180)

Expert Hunter (220)

age
5 Years
gender
Male
gems
887
size
Dire wolf
build
Heavy
posts
149
player
wicked

Statue 1 Worship1K
10-28-2022, 08:25 PM
Might be helpful to change pack access in discord to a reaction role basis. Less work for staff, and people can leave/join pack channels without having to wait for someone to let them in.

Also, having a character games section in discord could be cool. Draw the character above you, some character development games, fun stuff to help us get to know our characters and other people's characters better
Víðarr has two Karelian bear dogs and a white morph tawny owl.  Assume they're within calling distance unless otherwise stated.  
Víðarr speaks with a dense Swedish accent.