The illustrious Slashbot! You primarily know it as a laser-shooting bot version of Slash and probably associate it with the slew of fun events and themed days that have been created with its magic. It's time for the 'bot to have a bit of a tune-up so we can continue to enjoy its power!
Slashbots are one of the most powerful items in the game, if not the ultimate item. Why? Because a Slashbot is the epitome of creativity and customization; you can do anything you want with it as long as it's a reasonable request and benefits everyone. While events and themed days are very entertaining and rewarding, the bots can be used for more than that, so don't feel like you have to host an event! If you want to design a new feature, create a new item, or even make a new shop, the Slashbot is your ticket to do so. :3 Your imagination is the limit, so put it to the test! I don't know of any other site that offers an item like this, so if you are fortunate enough to get a slot, make sure you give a lot of thought to what you want!
This brings me to my next point, which is a change to what we've been used to seeing.
Slashbots were never intended to become a way to found a silver species, and that's what they've sort of snowballed into. Before, you could essentially found a silver species and immediately have a large breeding pool without having to pay for the founders or the art on top of the event/day/etc. Though the community always enjoys the SCCs, this is primarily benefiting the holder of the Slashbot, when the focus should be on the community as a whole.
Now, in order to distribute a SCC base for the community to enjoy, two breedable founders will need to exist first. We will still be happy to pay for the artwork (and we're opening this up to all official SCC artists) if you do not want to provide it yourself, but we do ask that you pay for/obtain the two SCCs/founders needed. So, you can still offer to distribute your SCC base as part of your Slashbot use along with whatever else you have planned for it, but the Slashbot will no longer double as 2 SCCs + itself--it's solely a Slashbot.
If you have already discussed your Slashbot plans with me, the above does not apply. Otherwise, the changes are in effect. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me!
I hope you understand why we made the change that we did and I look forward to seeing what you do with your Slashbots in the future!
- EriPosted by Dew ♥ Eri (#17) on Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:37pm