Xeros are a closed species, and may only be made by neonslushie, scrapteeth, & special guest artists.
However, by participating in our game, there are ways to earn a MYO slot - This is a slot that allows you to Make Your Own Xero, without spending any money!
How To Obtain a MYO slot
Xero MYO slots can be earned with Prestige in the ARC Lab. Currently, the Standard Xero ORB is the only available type of MYO slot.
Prestige can be earned a number of different ways, such as:
Galactic Gift: Draw someone else's Xero for a reward of 5 Prestige.
Planet Cleanup: Pick up litter around your neighborhood or a park for a reward of 5 Prestige.
Expeditions: Limited-time events that can net you a lot of rewards for participating!
Uploading Project Xero related artwork or writing you've created to the Gallery! Most pieces submitted are eligible to receive a reward of 1 Prestige.
More ways of earning Prestige will be added frequently!
After purchasing your Xero ORB, go to your Inventory and click on the ORB. Click on the checkboxes, and then 'Use Slot' and 'Open'. This turns the ORB from an item in your inventory into a useable slot. You can view your MYO slots HERE.
It is important to note that your MYO slot purchased with Prestige cannot be gifted, traded, or sold to another user until the design has been completed, so its recommended you do not purchase a slot unless you are planning to use it!
Once your MYO design is completed and uploaded to the Masterlist, it can be gifted, traded, or sold if desired. Prestige-earned MYO Xeros are given a Sale Value of $50. ❗️ Only one Prestige-earned MYO slot per user, so transfer at your own risk! ❗️
In order for your MYO Xero to be approved, you must have a clear, digital image of the design drawn out with a transparent background. Look at other Xeros on the Masterlist for an example of how the completed art should look. The image must be clean and show off most markings and features with little to no shading, so that all of your character's colors and patterns are easily seen. You may draw this image yourself, commission another artist for it, or color in our Free-To-Use MYO Xero Base (coming soon!) You may NOT trace or recolor another artist's work without permission.
When creating your design for your MYO Xero, you may look through the Masterlist for inspiration for designs that appeal to you and designs that don't, as well as examples of approved Xero designs, but please ensure your completed design is not a copy of another existing Xero!
Having difficulty thinking of an idea? Mood boards can be a great place to start; they can help inspire unique color combinations or marking ideas. Just do a Google Image search for a "color" mood board or an "idea" mood board, such as "pink mood board" or "nighttime moodboard" and pick your favorite. Or, you can make your own board by combining pictures that fit the aesthetic you want.
If desired, you may use your MYO slot to transfer an existing character of yours (such as a fursona or other original character) into a Xero! You must still follow all Xero design guidelines. This means you may have to make minor edits to your design or buy special traits in order to have it work as a Xero, depending on what your design looks like.
In addition, if you translate one of your original characters into a Xero, the two designs must remain "together". This means that if you want to later sell or trade your Xero, but your Xero's design looks identical to your other character, you must also sell the other character design with it. Otherwise, the new owner of your Xero would have a copycat design owned by someone else, so the two designs must remain together.
Your MYO design can also be based off a popular media character, so long as it is not copied too directly. For example, you can use your MYO to create a Xero that is yellow with black ear tips and red circles on its cheeks, but it must also contain other additions to the design to make sure its not a blatant rip-off of everyone's favorite electric mouse.
★ You may also commission another artist to design the Xero for you if you are not an artist or are not confident with your design abilities.
Xeros come in a wide variety of colors, but there are a few rules that need to be followed for your design. Some things, such as neon-colored flesh or darker belly fur, require special items & traits in order to be used. If you are confused with anything, feel free to reach out to a member of the Staff Team!
The Standard Xero ORB MYO slot comes with Standard Ears, Standard Tail, and Standard Claws by default. However, this still allows for plenty of customization, as ear & tail shapes can vary a lot!
Standard Ears can be round, pointed, oval-shaped, and more. They can be many sizes, from small, rounded bear-like ears, to larger, pointed fox-like ears, to long rabbit-like ears. As long as it does not cross over with any other Ear Mutation requirements, Standard Ears can be nearly any other shape or size.
Standard Tails can be a variety of shapes and sizes, such as a thick kangaroo-like tail, thin cat-like tails, fluffy fox-like tails, and more. So long as the tail appearance does not cross over with any of the other Tail Mutation requirements, Standard Tails can be nearly any other shape or size.
If you want your Xero to have an Ear Mutation, Tail Mutation, or other special traits, these must be purchased from the ARC Lab! See the section below for more information.
Special Traits include things like horns, slit pupils, retractable claws, different ear and tail mutations, and even rarer traits, such as bioluminescence or albinism.
Different traits can be purchased in the ARC Lab as items. Click on the different items to learn what traits they can add to your Xero! If you have a question about a trait that already exists or are wondering about a trait that doesn't exist yet in the Xero world, feel free to approach the Staff Team about it!
Trait items MUST be purchased in order for them to be applied to your MYO design!
APPROVING & UPLOADING
Finally... you’ve finished your MYO design…
Let’s get them approved and uploaded to the Masterlist!
HOW TO UPLOAD A FINISHED MYO
(NOTE: When filling out the MYO submission form, remember to press “Save” at the end of each tab once you are done with it!)
First things first: make sure your image of your new Xero is full body, shows the design clearly, and has a transparent background! Please keep any shading to a minimum!
★ When logged in on the Project Xero website, click the “Home” tab on the top bar, and then click “My MYO Slots.”
★ Click on the MYO slot you wish to use.
★ On the side menu at the bottom, look for and click “Submit MYO design.”
(For mobile users: To get to the side menu, look for the black arrow at the top left of your screen. Scroll to the bottom to find “Submit MYO design” and click it.)
★ Click "Create Request".
1. The first step is the 'Comments' tab, but this can be ignored unless you have something special to note that Staff needs to be aware of. Click 'Save' to move on to the next tab!
2. Head to the 'Masterlist Image' tab and use the 'Choose File' button to submit the image of your character. Use the image cropper tool (Click and drag to move the image) after uploading your image to crop it for the Masterlist, as you like.
Underneath your image is a place for your designer and artist’s usernames. If you were the designer/artist: put your username in both columns! Were there two designers? Use the “+” next to the designer space to add a second designer.
Leave the Designer/Artist URL blank if the designer or artist has a ProjectXero.org account. If they do NOT have one, put their social media URL into the Designer/Artist URL and leave the first box blank.
Next, let's click the “Add-Ons” tab.
3. This is where you submit your items for the traits you have added on to your Xero. To see your items, you will need to click the “Show” button beside the text that says 'Your inventory.' From there, just scroll until you find the items you want, and click the check box to the left of the item.
4, Now we are in the final steps! Click the “Traits” tab next.
From here, you need to remember what items you used in the previous tab. For example, if you used a kara berry click the 'Add Trait Button' and search for the “Tufted Ears” trait in the box that pops up. Continue adding traits for every item used. Remember to add your free traits (Standard Ears, Standard Tail, Standard Claws, or Antennae) if you used any of those as well!