I feel that the cutie marks are incredibly boring (no offense meant or arrogance intended).
Cutie marks don't really play god knows what kind of role in this mod (at least not yet, until specific cutiemarks are restricted to specific castes which in itself could be a fun idea to play around with, I might just do that at some point) but I like my descriptors to be nice and varied and seing five different ponies with five different descriptors of "black gem" doesn't feel varied to me, so I took it upon my task to replace all the boring marks with new ones.
While scouring through the list just now to replace mundane marks with "joke" cutie marks and cutie marks taken directly from the show (using the list of cutie marks in the MLP wiki which is suprisingly short) (because adding new cutiemarks means that you need to add them to all
the castes in the creature_pony_NEW file which is too much of a hassle this early in the morning) I noticed that like half the list is a variation of "X fruit", "X number of Y color gems/diamonds" and "X number of Y's".
There were also multiple dupes of some marks, I noticed "a couple of oranges" more than three times I am sure.
Now, my current file is completely unsharable (unless you want ponies appearing with "her cutie mark is the answer to life the universe and everything", "her cutie mark is a cutie mark", "her cutie mark is blacker than the blackest black", "her cutie mark is a dancing human skeleton", etc), but I plan to redo it from scratch seriously when I come back in two days.
The list I plan to make will include almost all the cutie marks described here
, a varied number of mundane fruit (apple, lemon, orange, etc), a varied number of flowers, a small number of "good" symbols (smiley face, heart, red cross), a number of mundane items (crate, stack of gold ingots, a sack of flour), a few landscape/sky descriptors (a beautiful sunset, a desert at dusk, the ocean horizon) and some minor "easter egg" type cutie marks among other things.
There will also be a tiny tiny selection of "evil" oriented cutie marks, like the pony skull mark seen on the flank of the shadowbolts in the second episode of MLP (but it wont appear all too frequently with a 10-15 out of 201 chance).
The unmodified list is composed of a total of 201 slots, which isn't too bad or tedious to go through and can be done in less than half an hour, I could technicaly increase the number of slots beyond that which would take just a bit more of my time if neccesary (of which I have nearly infinite amounts of up until the very end of this month and am currently using to dick around and learn the DF modding kinks).The current list of planned cutie marks will be as follow:
109 FROM SHOW -main character marks/repeat/preplanned marks
5 EASTER EGG
(Slots planned to be used by cutie marks from show that wont be used for their purpouse will be replaced by any of the other categories)
There will be no two identical cutie marks, there will be few to no color or number descriptors (no more multiple variations of single horseshoe)The question here
(because obviously there has to be some sort of point to me telling you all this) naturally is do you
(refering to anyone, but mainly to Sorcerer) want the new updated list of cutie marks and if you do
, do you have any special requests of custom marks/symbols/silliness that you want added?
I don't know when you can respond to this, shall we call it, "uneccesary spontaneous offer of extra help"
, but I probably wont be back to see it for at least a day or two, but essentially here is what I want to know by my return.
Do you want a new/remake of descriptor_color_cutiemark
Is the current list of planned cutie mark types OK with you?
Should I expand the list beyond the original 20
1 (I will hand you the new updated pony creature file for you to copy-paste from), if so, how many slots do you want in total (201+X)?
Do you have any special requests of cutie marks to be added?
(The above also applies to everyone else, if you want something personal added post it and it will be added, no swastica/hammer sickle though, everything else is fine as long as Sorcerer is ok with it being in the list)
That is basically it, dismissed and all that.
If you don't want the list I'll just do my own thing. :)
See you guys in 1-2 days.