Do you have a unique pet that you like but, with few tweaks, would be something that you love? The edit queue may be what you’re looking for! Here, you can get edits removed or added, colors tweaked, or markings changed.
*The original coat name will be swapped for one of your choice. All pets under that coat name will be affected, and thus you need permission from all parties involved if more than one pet falls under that coat name.
Only unique pets can be edited (customs and adult sprouts), so if you don’t have one, you won’t be able to enter the edit queue. If you have a unique pet, placing an order is very straightforward! Head over to the edit shop and fill out an order form. Once you have filled out the form, click the “Order” button and your order will be created!
You may edit or cancel your order after it’s been created. If you are undecided about aspects of your edit request, it is acceptable to create an order and edit the details later. There is no consequence for cancelling an order as long as you haven’t attached any PP to it, so you can always change your mind and cancel your order as well.
When you place your order, it does not automatically join the queue. Instead, it goes into “holding.” The hold feature allows you some extra time to collect PP, which is helpful if you need time to save or trade for PP. Because the edit queue moves quickly, collecting PP while in hold is encouraged so that if your order is claimed before you expect, you’ll still be ready to go! Once the artist claims the order and sets a price, you will have up to a week to attach the necessary PP. An order can be on hold for up to 6 months after the order is placed, after which it will automatically be put into the queue. You may join the queue at any time during holding by clicking the “Join Queue” button on the form.
After an order joins the queue, it can no longer return to holding. Your order will rise as artists complete orders; when it reaches the front of the queue, it will be accepted by an artist. The edit queue is usually short and fast-moving, so you need to have the details of your request finalized once you’ve decided to join the queue. This is to ensure there will be no delays when your order is accepted, keeping the queue flowing smoothly.
Paw Prints (PP) can be purchased here at any time once your edit order has been created. PP can only be purchased with real world currency; 1 PP costs $5. You can accumulate PP while your order is on hold or as it goes through the queue, or pay in full after your order has been accepted by an artist. Other players can purchase PP for your order, but once your order has been accepted by an artist, others can no longer add PP to your order. If paying out of pocket, you have up to a week after the artist sets the price to attach the necessary PP. Keep in mind that the edit queue tends to move quickly, so if you are trading for PP, you will likely want to keep your order in holding until your trades are complete. If you cancel an order that has PP attached to it or if you have extra PP on your order, the unused PP will convert to gems at a 1 PP to 4 gem rate.
You are encouraged to use the pricing guide and to get price estimates from Mycena Cave artists to assess how many PP you will need for your future edits. All price estimate inquiries should be echoed to Mycenangelo. Mycenangelo is the official artist account on Mycena Cave and can be accessed by all site artists. Site artists will respond to you from Mycenangelo with official price estimates!
Price estimates can be given for:
When requesting estimates via written prompts, please include visual references if possible. This will help Mycenangelo determine the complexity of the edit in question and provide a more accurate estimate. If an exact complexity cannot be determined, Mycenangelo may price an edit with a range.
Based on your description and references, the price estimate for your edits is below! Please paste the quoted section into your edit form if you submit it to the queue.
Echo ID: ######
Edits to Coat Name
Coat name change: 1 PP/$5
Long hair addition: 4 PP/$20
Total: 5 PP/$20
Please compare my estimate with your description and references to make sure I haven’t overlooked any edits. Thank you!
If you submit an order to the queue for which you have received an estimate, please post the complete estimate into your order form. A complete estimate will include any asterisks and notations made by Mycenangelo in regard to the pricing, as well as the echo ID and date.
If you need an updated estimate on a design you have previously submitted to Mycenangelo, please reuse the same echo.
Additionally, only send one design at a time. Once Mycenangelo has responded to you with an estimate, you may send another design! This helps Mycenangelo balance the number of price estimate requests that come in.
Finally, if you send multiple designs to Mycenangelo for estimates, recycling the same echo is preferable, but one new echo per design is acceptable, too!
If you would like more than 6 PP of edits, you will need to go through the edit queue multiple times or go through the custom queue!
You may do multiple rounds through the edit queue if the edits can easily be split up (e.g. one pet receiving 6 PP worth of clothing and 4 PP of jewelry may go through the edit queue twice, once for the clothes and once for the jewelry). The pet will be updated after each round of edits for a multiple-round update. If you would prefer the changes all be pushed at once, you must go through the custom queue instead.
You must go through the custom queue if you have an edit that cannot be split into multiple rounds (e.g. one custom receiving a 10 PP background must go through the custom queue since that edit can’t easily be split).
If you’re having a hard time determining which queue would best suit your needs, feel free to echo Mycenangelo for advice!
Below is the typical workflow for an edit order:
If there are pricing details that need to be resolved, you and your artist will finalize these through echoes so that the official price can be set. Rough sketches may be provided during this process if necessary. Although your entire order may still be changed if necessary at this point, we strongly discourage last minute planning. Please have your order updated to accurately state what you would like when you enter the edit queue!
When requesting changes, players should clearly list or separate the individual requests from the rest of the message. This will help ensure that your artist does not overlook any of the requests.
Please keep in mind that artists have other commitments inside and outside of Mycena Cave, so asking them for updates every day is not appropriate.
To ensure the artist has a clear understanding of what you want for your order, it is your responsibility to provide appropriate prompts, descriptions, and references for the edits or coloration that you are requesting. Artists will base their interpretation of the edits and colorations on the information you give them (see helpful tips in regard to reference images), and cannot make numerous changes to the order due to indecisiveness or unclear wording. Generally, each stage of the process allows for up to three rounds of changes. If the player wants additional changes beyond the allotted rounds, they will need to go through the edit queue—please understand that if the artist requests that you go to the edit queue for further changes, it’s not personal, they are following Mycena Cave’s protocol.
When requesting changes, please keep in mind the following:
If you have requested an intricately complex edit, the artist may need to create a simpler version to make it work with Mycena Cave art standards and canvas sizes. The artist will communicate with you if an edit or marking needs to be simplified or re-worked.
Players who have a clear and exact idea of their edit are highly encouraged to obtain a mock-up for their order to ensure that the artist has a well-founded understanding of what the player wants. The lines for the different pet bases can be found here. If you are unable to create a mock-up yourself, mock-up services are commonly offered by other players in our art shops forum. While they are not mandatory or necessary, mock-ups can help smooth the creation process by eliminating some of the guesswork of prompt-based requests. Some artists may also work faster with a mock-up for reference.
If you are happy to give the artist artistic freedom in designing certain aspects (e.g. “I want a hair edit but have no preferences, so that part is artistic freedom.”), then there is no need to include a reference image.
When requesting changes to sketches and previews, it is always best to be clear and concise about what needs to be changed. Circling and labeling the areas of the preview that you would like to have altered is encouraged, especially if the changes requested are small details (e.g. you want a section of hair lengthened or removed, the color of a gem on a bracelet changed, sharper tapering to the fur tufts on a new tail, etc).
I would like a few changes made to this preview! I’ve circled the spots and numbered them as follows:
- Could you please round the ears off more so they look less pointy and more blunt at the tips?
- I love the design on the outer rim, but could you make the overall shape a circle instead of an oval?
Would it be possible to have this tail pointing upward a bit more to flow better with the middle tail behind it?
As a general note, artists will inform you if they are having difficulties completing an order because of communication troubles, or because your behavior goes against the etiquette we give and expect in return. Mycena Cave maintains the right to refuse service to orders that prove too unreasonable to fulfill. Problematic behavior as a customer can result in limited access to the queues and/or restrictions to future orders on a case-by-case basis.
Guide Updated 4/4/2022 Latest update includes: