Would you like to suggest some fixes to our tags? Are you tagging new items? Read this first! This article describes some tagging standards so that our tagging is as consistent as possible.
Item Tagging is the system Mycena Cave uses to enable players to search and find specific items. Each item is tagged with color, location, and type tags. The selection of tags available is a stable, mostly unchanging list. Tagging of the items was originally done by a few staff members and will be tweaked to be more consistent over time through player input.
A couple of notes before you get started on this guide:
- The categories listed below are just to help organize this guide. The tagging system doesn’t actually define categories, so you’ll find some overlap with some of it (e.g. wings could be considered both a location and a type).
- This article does not cover every possible conflict you will run across when determining which tags to select or tweak. Many times you’ll just have to use your best judgement. If patterns emerge over time, we can work to add to this guide and make things more consistent.
- Since tagging is new, it’s possible we will need to revise this article with updated guidelines that may conflict with previous guidelines.
- Do tag locations that are meaningful over the majority of the bases for a particular item. If the item shows up in the same general location for 3 or more bases, it should be included as a location tag.
- Do not tag locations that are not meaningful over the majority of the bases for a particular item. If the item is placed somewhere different on 2 or fewer bases, exclude that location. For example, the Pair of Boots is on the feet of every base except for the head on the kelph. You would not tag with the head tag.
- Held items will likely need both the held tag and the arms tag (e.g. a sword). Items that are on or a part of the arm would not be tagged the held tag (e.g. bracelets, tattoos).
- Body parts and body part replacements will get tagged with the location that it is replacing (tail replacement items will be tagged with the tail location) as well as the body modification tag.
- Adjacent means the item is located floating around the canvas or not attached to the pets in a specific location. Some examples of adjacent items: leetle companions, floaty items, foreground components, background components, background frames. Backgrounds should not be tagged as adjacent.
- Items tagged with the eyes tag will also have the face and head tag.
- Items tagged with face or ears will also have the head tag.
- Body tag is for items that sit somewhere in the area from chest to rump and does not include the legs, tail, neck, face, or wings.
- Neck-tagged items generally wrap around the neck (scarves, bandanas, necklaces) and even though they also touch the chest, should not be tagged with the body tag.
weapons and armor
- Accessories tag is for cosmetic, decorative, or other non-essential wearable items. Any item with the jewelry tag will also be tagged as an accessory. Some types of hats, gloves, and scarves may fall into this category. If the item’s function is more than decorative, it will likely need either the tool, weapons/armor, or clothing tag instead of the accessory tag.
- Clothing tag is for items worn on the body with the function of protecting the body from the elements. Shirts, pants, shoes, socks, and some types of hats, gloves, and scarves will have the clothing tag.
- Hat tag is for is any item that protects or decorates the top of the head.
- Plant tag is for items that are primarily plant-based (e.g. Tricker Tree, Leaf Hat) or representing a plant (e.g. Strawberry Hair Clip). If it has a plant component that is not the primary feature, the item should not have the plant tag (e.g. Kenny the Bunny, even though they hold a plant).
No plant tag for me!
- Background tag is for scenery items that are at least partially displayed behind all poses. Backgrounds with foreground components will still be tagged with the background tag.
- Body modification tag is for any item that is meant to be part of or ingrained into the ineki’s body (e.g. if it would hurt to take it off, it’s probably a body mod). Tattoos, markings, horns, hair, tail replacement, arm replacements, eye changing items, wings are all examples of body modifications.
- Wing items should be tagged with wing and body modification.
- Tail replacement items should be tagged with tail and body modification.
- Wig items should be tagged with hair and body modification.
- Marking and tattoo items should be tagged with markings and body modification.
- Eye-changing items should be tagged with eye, face, and body modification.
- Horn items should be tagged with horn and body modification.
- Magic tag is for items that are magical, have magical properties, or are used to create magic. Glowing and mystically floating items, potions, books about magic, strange eyes all would fit under the magic tag.