Design Pass GuideDesign Options
With a Design Pass, a member gets to choose any Goatling and/or items to be added to the site. A Design Pass comes with 1 of 4 options:
Option A: 1 Goatling
Option B: 1 Goatling with 1 matching RAD
Option C: 1 Goatling with 1-5 items
Option D: 1-9 items
For Option C and D, a box (that will not count towards the item limit) will be needed. Art Staff will design an accompanying box if a design/idea is not provided by the Design Pass holder.
Design Pass item types can include: Goatlings, RADs, openable boxes, HA Buddy items, food, books, toys, Display Name Icons, battle weapons, battle defense items, Battle Pets, battle dodge items, healing Items, and collectibles.
The Design Pass holder may choose their own designs and/or ideas. Or (with clear permission provided) designs/ideas from up to 2 other members. For example, the Design Pass holder can choose a Design that 2 other members have collaborated on, or they may collaborate with up to 2 other members. Design Passes are not a physical item, so they cannot be traded or given to another member. Design Pass holders also may not accept bribes in order to involve others in collaborations.
As long as the designs follow our Design Guidelines and Terms Of Service, any theme is acceptable, and the items will not need to go through voting or a contest.
The Design Pass holder must redeem their Pass within a year of receiving it. The sooner the better, to give our Art Staff a comfortable amount of time to prepare the new items before the next round of Passes are released.
The Design Pass holder will receive a free copy of the completed designs. If the Design Pass holder collaborates with up to 2 other members, all members involved will receive a free copy of the items. The designs will also be available for all members in the Princely Premiums VIP Shop.
How It Works
Currently, the main way to obtain a Design Pass is through the Tip A Mod event.
Once a member has received a Design Pass, a Goatling Staff member will contact the Design Pass holder to discuss their ideas, and work out any issues that may conflict with our rules and guidelines. Once a plan has been set, Art Staff will begin preparing the items! Depending on Staff schedules and workload, it will take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to complete the items.
Once the items are finished and uploaded to the Princely Premiums VIP Shop, an update will be posted in the News to announce the new items, and to credit the original designer(s). If they choose, the Design Pass Holder may remain anonymous or also be announced in the News post.
Design Passes are not a physical item, so they cannot be traded or given to another member
Designs from banned members cannot be used, even with permission
Designs cannot mimic, or be RADs of, existing or retired items and Goatlings
Item titles should be short when possible, and not contain apostrophes
Items should also not be named after members, or people in general. (i.e. "Krisgoat's Super Favorite Rainbow Pair Of Pajamas")
Items cannot grant new functions (i.e. a Display Name Icon that boosts hunger, animated HA buddy items, etc.)
As the item will be stocked in the Princely Premiums VIP Shop, the price will be determined by the Shopkeeper.
In this case, anywhere from 10 to 80 million Sugar Stars.
Item Strength Guide
Food items can grant a maximum of 100 Hunger
Toys can grant a maximum of 100 Mood
Healing Items can grant a maximum of 400 HPs
Books can grant a maximum of 1 Intelligence
Battle Dodge items can grant a maximum of 1 Speed
Battle weapons, Battle Defense items, and Battle Pet stats, are limited to 13 options:
Str or Def 03, Parts 30
Str or Def 04, Parts 40
Str or Def 05, Parts 50
Str or Def 06, Parts 60
Str or Def 07, Parts 70
Str or Def 08, Parts 80
Str or Def 09, Parts 90
Str or Def 10, Parts 100
Str or Def 11, Parts 110
Str or Def 12, Parts 120
Str or Def 13, Parts 130
Str or Def 14, Parts 140
Str or Def 15, Parts 150
Design Pass Guide Checklist
Pick 1 of the 4 design options
Pick the strength of the items (optional)
Designs must follow our Design Guidelines and TOS
Design Pass must be redeemed within a year
Design Pass cannot be traded/sold/given to other members
Up to 3 members can collaborate with one Design Pass (excluding banned members)
All members involved will receive a copy of the finished item(s)
Items will be for sale in the Princely Premiums VIP Shop
Items cannot be named after other members/people or contain apostrophes
Items cannot be based on retired/existing items
Items cannot grant new functions