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Expedition Redux!

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by NeonSlushie

It has been roughly a year since ARC's Expeditionary Service constructed respite points in the forests of Kiah and the seas of Tidix-c II.

There has been much growth since that time, and the ecosystem seems to be recovering well. We now have ample, consistent data of the biosphere, but there is always room for more! We would like to task you with a voyage to either the lush forest or to the vast sea, ensuring the ecosystem is on the right track.
For some of you, this may mean your second time exploring these areas, but we assure you that it may look rather different from the last time you were here! As for the new faces, we hope this opportunity allows you to receive your safety certification in a controlled way, so that you may accompany ARC's Expeditionary Service in the future on a planet that may be... less hospitable.

If you feel this task is to your interests, please fill out the proper paperwork and report to the ES HQ to be briefed on the specifics.

Expedition Redux!

Ensuring long term success in ARC's Expeditionary Services means preparing and enacting follow-up surveys to ensure that our efforts are maintaining a thriving environment.

In pursuit of this, we've scheduled newcomer-friendly review expeditions of ocean moon Tidix-c II and the jungles of Kiah! Public applications are opening alongside this announcement - please review the summaries below before you apply.

The Oceans of Tidix-c II
While Tidix-c is a dead planet, its ocean moon Tidix-c II has a thriving aquatic ecosystem. On our first expedition, we catalogued an incredible diversity of life!

Tidix-c has since seen the construction of a large mining facility and an orbital refueling station, and this expedition aims to record what impact (if any) those structures might have on the denizens of the moon. Their comfort comes first, so we're prepared to consider changes to the orbital station based on what we learn here.
The Jungles of Kiah
Kiah as a planet was absolutely ravaged by the Blight, with scarring visible even from outer orbit. Before the Blight's defeat, Kiah was on the verge of total ecological collapse; post-Blight Kiah is still a challenging environment to live in, and likely would have faced mass extinctions if not for our restoration efforts. The Kiah Restoration Project was established to restore Kiah to its former glory while studying and preserving the unique life found there - the evolutionary pressures created by the Blight have produced shockingly resilient forms of life that we have much to learn from.

While the restoration project has been successful in stabilizing the planet through proactive terraforming and autonomous monitoring, Kiah still needs help to become self-sufficient. That's where this expedition comes in! On Kiah, you will be on four-week rotations with a stationed team, helping to care for the local environment and reporting on the progress and challenges you encounter.

Now that you have some background for each expedition, please fill out an application if you wish to help - your local Ranger facility will take submissions! We here at ARC thank you for your overwhelming support and enthusiasm, and look forward to a brighter future together!


Limited Time Event Prompts

Fauna Field Study

In this prompt, you are tasked with depicting Project Xero's existing fauna in your own style! Will you draw them as a field guide study, sculpt a model of a creature in their environment, write a more "realistic" approach to the species, or something else entirely?

This prompt may include a broad spectrum of media. Consider the images and descriptions of the fauna currently in the Index, and put your own spin on them.

Participating in this prompt awards 1 Astatine, 1 Redux ORB, and 2 tickets to our Mega Raffle!
Join the ES Today!

Follow-Up Survey

In this prompt, draw or write about your Xero participating in an expedition to the jungles of Kiah or the waters of Tidix-c II.

How does your Xero interact with or observe the flora and fauna? What is your Xero's task in helping with the Expedition? How would they safely do so while preserving the natural ecosystem of these areas? Do they bring special tools to assist them with this task? Clothing or gear?

Participating in this prompt awards 1 Astatine, 10 Prestige, 1 Redux ORB, and 3 tickets to our Mega Raffle!

Adventure Awaits!


Expedition Volunteers - Research Note Exchange!

Attention ARC volunteer researchers!
First of all, thank you!  We’ve received so many applications that these expeditions are already looking like a great success before we’ve even reached the starting line.

As you conduct your surveys, some of you may find yourselves gathering redundant or particularly esoteric data from repeated observations of the same species.  Feedback from prior volunteer expeditions frequently includes concerns that these notes are less valuable.  On the contrary, niche observations are of particular interest to us at ARC, and we’d like to get our hands on that data sooner rather than later!

To that end, we’re introducing the Research Note Exchange:
Submit your extra data to the Exchange, and in return, we’ll provide baseline information on another species of interest.  The particular data you receive is up to you to choose from our database - perhaps you’ve been tracking Volans and would like to know where you might spot an Ascadon, or maybe you’re positively swimming in Boolew and are wondering what our jungle teams have learned about those Teropitas!
Our hope is that the Exchange will encourage and facilitate both breadth and depth of observations during your surveys.  Thank you again for expressing so much interest in this project; with all of your help, we’re sure these expeditions will both see spectacular success!


To summarize: if you went through all the effort of going on a second expedition only to study the same animal as last time, if desired, you can exchange your duplicate Research Notes  in the Exchange "Shop" to get a different creature!

1. First click on the duplicate Indexed animal from your inventory
2. Click the checkbox for the one you wish to exchange
3. Click "Sell Item" to exchange it for 1 Research Note.
4. Head to the Research Note Exchange & pick out a different animal to study!

Be careful when selling the items from your inventory and only sell those that you'd like to exchange for a different one; we cannot provide refunds if you change your mind and the Research Notes have no purpose outside of an easy system to trade in duplicates.

Important to note is that Research Notes or Indexed Animals cannot be traded between users; animals collected in the Index are meant to represent animals that your Xero has studied rather than animals that they actually posess. They are not pets or collectables and cannot be traded! Each account's Index is a log of the animals you have researched and this Index will come into play for future game elements on the site. The Research Note Exchange shop has been added to this event to help alleviate the concern of getting a duplicate of something that cannot be traded.

Finally, only common animals can be exchanged for Research Notes, the rare varieties and color mutations can only be studied in the wild!



Project Xero 2 Year Anniversary!

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by NeonSlushie

June 26th Is Project Xero's second anniversary!

We have grown a lot since then and we still have a long way to go! To thank you all for supporting us and sticking with us, this month is extra special! We have a few small things and a few big things planned; one of the bigger being another Gachapon Xero Sale to be sold on the anniversary date! Look forward to a few special designs made by our ARC Staff! In addition, releasing next week we will have some special limited time prompts to participate in! Please look forward to it this month and collect the special prizes that come with it!


We have been hard at work learning about where Xeros and others from Owai-6 like to habitate, and we have found a new area for you to explore and eventually forage from! Please welcome the lush grassland, Zae’ka! Learn more below!

Event Activity Summary!

🎊 It’s Project Xeros Second Anniversary on June 26th! Time flies! We have a few secrets planned that will be released later this month, stay tuned! 

🎲 Xingo is happening this month! For all those with the role, the first word goes up today in the Discord!

🎫 In celebration of our anniversary we are holding a Mega Raffle! You can earn tickets by participating in Xingo or some special prompts, prizes are detailed in the newsletter!

🧪 We have TWO new glitch traits available to be added to Xeros! Breathe underwater with Gills or embrace your snail side with Eye Stalks!

🎨 Don't forget our Monthly Prompts! As a reminder they now end on the 26th of each month!

Click for all the details!

New Location!

Zae'Ka Steppes
Once the accessorial homeland of the Korso, the Zae'Ka Steppes remain a lush and fertile ecosystem, a testament to their respect for their environment. Across the rolling hills and lush treebelts, the Zae'Ka region supports some of the greatest biodiversity of large animal species on all of Owai-6!

An amazing variety of fruits and other plants are produced across the temperate grassland farms of Zae'Ka. This diversity of edibles naturally leads to a diversity of cuisine, luring cultivators from all across AREZ to sample the famous Korso fruit pies! Alongside agricultural pursuits, the open plains have long been utilized as an effective, sustainable energy source via large wind farms and cultivation of numerous ethical biofuels.
Stay tuned - Zae'ka will eventually become a new foraging location and will continue to be fleshed out as we develop the world of Owai-6 and the Korso people further!


New Glitch Traits!

With ARC's release of two new Prototype Xeros, these unnatural traits are now availble to be added to any Glitched Xero!

We have been in contact with the Curator and they have informed us that these new traits are now available to be added to any Xero who wishes to brave them; eye stalks and gills!

Eye stalks are classified as two protrusions from the head of a Xero that have a cone-like base and two round eyes on top. These stalk eyes are simple ocelli and are primarily used to detect light, dark, and movement all around the Xero, rather than complex shapes or colors. Sneaking up on a Xero with this trait would be very difficult!

Gills are respiratory organs that are located on the neck or rib area and allow the Xero to breathe underwater. A Xero with this trait has both a set of gills and a set of lungs and can “turn off” function for one or the other depending on their body state. Gill-having Xeros who spend a lot of time outside of the water are recommended to find ways to rehydrate often to avoid drying out the area.

These traits can be added to a Glitched Xero by using a Glitch Vial!


Games & Prizes

To celebrate our anniversary, we have some pretty spectacular prizes available this month; you don't want to miss out on this!



Join us in our Discord for our second Bingo Xingo - a Xero-themed Bingo game that lasts all month! Every day new words are called and when you get 5 in a row, you get a prize! Prizes include Prestige, Astatine, fruit of choice, and tickets to the Mega Raffle!


The Anniversary Mega Raffle will run the entire month! There will be 20 winners with 20 different prizes! Raffle tickets can be earned by participating in the Event Prompts and getting Xingos in our Discord!

Anniversary Mega Raffle

Note: The MYO prizes will be given as already-opened slots with a sale value of $0.




New Team Members!

With Xeros growing and changing rapidly, we sometimes pick up new help in order to reduce wait times and have an extra hand on new ideas and website coding! Please give a warm welcome to two new members of the ARC Staff team; Drac0rex and Kirill ! They will be focusing on things like behind-the-scenes coding, newsletters, site pages, as well as general help in the Discord!


Monthly Prompts

Finally, as always, we still have our monthly repeating prompts, XOTM & ARC Survey!



06 2023 XOTM: toonaniac's  X-641!

What is XOTM? Each month, a new Xero will be picked at random to receive a plethora of gifts from the community! Draw, write, or create some mixed media crafts for the featured Xero and win a Mysterious ORB and a chance for your Xero to be featured next month!
Learn more about XOTM

ARC Survey: 013

Have you ever tried to grow and care for your own plant or garden? Tell us about it! Did you enjoy it, what you found particularly easy or challenging, why you picked the plants that you did… anything you’d like to share about your experiences in plant parenting!

Participate in ARC's Survey

05 2023 Updates!

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by Blair


Welcome to the fifth month of the year!
With May headed our way, that means that Spring is in full swing! The changing weather means a few seasonal changes for Project Xero, including seasonal fruits and a small break for the staff during a part of this month for a convention visit! 
Boolew Palooza is almost over!
Make sure to get yours submitted before the event's end!

Monthly Activity Summary!

Our Boolew Palooza event is ending soon! Make sure to get your designs submitted to the queue by 12 AM EST May 7th! Any items or slots not used by the event end will disappear.

Spring seasonal fruits are back, grab some in the Greenhouse!

ARC Staff vacation! Questions, design approvals, and updates will be put on pause as most of the staff team attends FWA 2023

Don't forget our Monthly Prompts! They'll end on the 26th of the month!

Click for all the details!

ARC Staff Vacation!

Thank you all for your continued support and passion for our little project!

A majority of our active mods are attending FWA 2023! This convention runs from May 11th-14th and will have our staff busy with vending and general con busyness! As such, we are taking a short break from May 10th-May 15th with us returning on the 16th!

No Questions, Approvals, or Updates will come from our end until our break is over! If there are any immediate emergencies, please contact Blair!!!#9913 on Discord directly. 
We will also be hosting a Meetup during the convention! There will be a live bingo for treats, pictures taken, a sketchbook to draw in, and a free sticker so please stop by if you want to meet a few community members in person! Bring your suits and any physical Xero items you got!
We will post a bit more info in our Discord on where and when the meetup is happening closer to the convention, thank you all!

Returning seasonal fruits!

Spring fruits are here for a limited time! Be sure to grab them by the end of the month!

The Virgule Mushroom allows a Xero to have horizontal pupils instead of the standard round or oval ones. This strange adaptation gives the Xero a wider field of view, making them very hard to sneak up on.


The Spice Plum allows a Xero to have a Plume Tail; these tails are very flat and wide and can be smooth like a beaver's tail or long and fluffy like a skunk or squirrel's tail.

These fruits can be purchased for a limited time in the Greenhouse!

Oceana Charity Fundraiser Results!

Thank you all for participating in our latest Donation Event! As you all know the charity that we decided to back is Oceana!
In total, we raised... 553.80 USD! Thats amazing!
This will go towards helping out the Oceans and the living things that reside inside of them! We are blown away! Look forward to the next donation event so we can continue to help out people and places in need!


boolew palooza submission deadline extended!

Our crazy Boolew Palooza is coming to a close rather soon! We have loved seeing the different eggs hatched and the types of companions you have all made!
We came to the conclusion that you all may need a bit more time to get your Boolew designed just right and as such, we are extending the deadline to submit your finished Boolew by the end of the day May 6th! All Boolew MYOs submitted and in the queue by 12 AM EST on May 7th will be approved like normal!

If your egg is in your inventory or made into an MYO slot and it is NOT submitted by that timeframe, it will be deleted the following day manually, be careful!

IMPORTANT: The prompt deadline to GET a Boolew egg will stay the same! Please submit to receive your egg by 12 AM EST on May 4th!
On May 7th we will be cleaning up the unused MYO slots, approving last-minute Boolew, and rolling for the FREE Raffle of Mod Designed Boolew! 

For all info on how to receive an egg, design it, and submit it, head HERE, Happy designing!


Monthly Prompts

Finally, as always, we still have our monthly repeating prompts, XOTM & ARC Survey!



05 2023 XOTM: Lapis01's  X-598!

What is XOTM? Each month, a new Xero will be picked at random to receive a plethora of gifts from the community! Draw, write, or create some mixed media crafts for the featured Xero and win a Mysterious ORB and a chance for your Xero to be featured next month!
Learn more about XOTM

ARC Survey: 012

What do you prefer for your personal sleeping habits? While the young Xeros staying in our dorms can provide a bit of insight into the sleeping needs of Xeros, our knowledge about adult Xero sleeping habits is... virtually non-existent.

Participate in ARC's Survey

Earth Day Giveaway & Donation Drive!

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by NeonSlushie

Earth Day Free Xero Giveaway!
Join our Discord to enter!

Design by crypticfishing !

We are also doing a Donation Drive! Donate to charity and get some in-game items & currency!

Click for more info!

🌎 Happy Earth Day! Even though Alurizan lore doesn’t take place on our version of Earth, we here at Project Xero have a strong focus and passion for our environment, conservation, and sustainability from our little space on the Internet!
💰 We are also big on putting our money where our mouth is and doing Donation Drives for exclusive/rare items for various causes! This year is no different! We are running a week long drive for our Charity for this Earth Day: Oceana!
🌎 Oceana seeks to make the oceans on Earth more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world’s marine life! This comes in the form of protecting marine habitats in all its shapes and forms, as well as working to build up sufficient fish populations to help with world hunger!
✨ Learn more below! ✨ 

💰 To participate in this donation drive, follow the instructions in the prompt below! Every 10USD you donate (Up to 30USD) can get you one of our special donation items! This time, Tato Fruit joins the party!
Click for More Information!
This donation drive will end April 30 @ 11:59 pm EST, so make sure to get your donations in before then! We'll announce the total amount after the drive is over!  🎉


🌳 One of our lovely Lab Assistants crypticfishing has made you all a Free Raffle Xero for this special day!
🐛 This wonderful glitched Xero just screams earthly goodness, and they want to come home with YOU to share that passion! 
🌳 To enter for this Xero, check out the Raffle in our Discord! This giveaway won’t be for the entire week but will last until April 23 @ 3:00 PM EST✨ This Xero is open for Everyone to join!

Thank you all for celebrating with us, and have a wonderful Earth Day! 🌎 ✨

Boolew Palooza!

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by NeonSlushie


Art by ParadoxxPalms


🎉 New month-long MYO Event!  🎉

For many moons Alurizans have been fascinated by the sea-faring slug known as the Boolew. These slow moving suckers capture the hearts of all of those involved with our little project for a long time!
And now, with the help of ARC labs, we are happy to announce Boolew Palooza, a month dedicated to our favourite sea slugs by allowing you to design and keep a Boolew of your very own! Click below to learn all the details!

Don't forget our Monthly Prompts! They'll end on the 26th of the month!

Click for all the details!


“Hello everyone!
While the Tidix station has been up and running for some time now, thanks in no small part to your efforts, some of the analysts have been going over the survey data and have some interesting conclusions to share! The plurepod specimens you retrieved from Tidix c II, Boolews I believe the field name was; well, it appears that despite the incredible amount of variety they display in colors and traits, they are all genetically one species! Much like you Xeros, Boolews have a lot of inherent biological flexibility! It's not surprising they became such a beloved part of Tidix's incredible native fauna.
...And a beloved part of the ARC labs! We're uh, actually drowning in eggs here. Turns out these little worms breed very easily in captivity and lay a lot of eggs, too. We had assumed they were different species based on their varied appearances and had a whole tank full of them. Now we have more eggs than we know what to do with!
I spoke with V-10, the head of the Boolew research team, and they proposed that Xeros could be the best candidate to help with cataloging and caring for the Boolews that hatch! Your XNA biology makes you virtually immune to most zoonotic infections, and many of you have displayed a wonderful sense of responsibility, curiosity, and compassion for the natural world around you.
Wonderful caretaking aside, Boolews themselves are also a perfect candidate for a companion creature! Their slow, easygoing nature, simple dietary, enrichment, and environmental needs, and tiny size mean they can be housed in captivity with absolute ease, with no harm to their welfare. The ethics board met on it, and I'm happy to announce that the Boolew has been given all the required approvals to be assigned a companion-level organism! Now, that doesn’t mean that you can instantly run out and grab one all higgly-piggly; remember the prospective foster still has to be certified as well, but how exciting!! I'm sure V-10 will be sending out more official information soon!"



🎉 New month-long MYO Event!  🎉

Boolews are an original companion species by NeonSlushie & ScrapTeeth
Our Boolew Palooza event allows members new and old to get a free boolew MYO to design however they want!



How to Join

To join Boolew Palooza and receive your free boolew egg, follow the instructions and submit this prompt here!
  • You do not need to own a Xero to participate in this event!
  • Your free boolew egg cannot be traded or sold to another user, but you're welcome to trade your finished boolew if you wish.
  • Any boolew eggs not used by the end of the event will disappear! Make sure to get your boolews submitted before the end of the event.
  • Do NOT create multiple accounts to gain extra entries. The use of 'sock puppet accounts' to gain extra prizes on Project Xero is strictly forbidden and will result in a permanent ban.

⭐️ More information can be found on our event hub page! ⭐️


Monthly Prompts

Finally, as always, we still have our monthly repeating prompts, XOTM & ARC Survey!



04 2023 XOTM: savijo's  X-414!

What is XOTM? Each month, a new Xero will be picked at random to receive a plethora of gifts from the community! Draw, write, or create some mixed media crafts for the featured Xero and win a Mysterious ORB and a chance for your Xero to be featured next month!
Learn more about XOTM

ARC Survey: 011

I guess I don't really have a question, but a request: We here at ARC would love to receive your photos, stories, and whatever other reports you have about your new Boolew. I could say it's part of the ongoing conservation effort, but to be completely honest... they're just so cute! We wanna see what those little guys are up to!
Participate in ARC's Survey

500 Member Discord Giveaway!

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by NeonSlushie

Join our Discord to enter!

✨ We are celebrating with a 500 Discord Members Raffle! ✨
:arrow_pink: What are the prizes?
We will have TEN prizes in total:

  5 Basic Xero MYO ORBs - Make your own Xero!
   3 Subspecies Trait Vials of the winners' choosing 
  And the last 2 winners will get 5 Astatine each!
:arrow_blue: Who can enter?

Anyone verified in our Discord, past or future can enter! Tell your friends, tell your enemies, feel free to pop in and enter!

Since the raffle bot rolls a string of names, the first 5 will get a MYO Orb, next 3 will get their choice of vial, and the last 2 will get the AST!

This raffle will end 3 days from now March 26 @ 6:00 PM EST, join our Discord to enter!

🎉 GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND THANKs for being a Discord member! 🎉


Spring Equinox Giveaway

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by NeonSlushie

FTO Spring Equinox Giveaway!
Join our Discord to enter!

Design by NeonSlushie !

Click for more info!

🌱 Spring Equinox is here! The days are finally getting longer, sunshine is returning, and soon new plants will begin to poke through the melting snow...
🌷 What better way to celebrate the shift of the seasons but with a new Free Raffle Xero?
🌱 That’s right! This adorable Jungle Xero is a raffle for FIRST TIME OWNERS! Meaning those who have never owned a Xero before! What a way to wander into our community!
🌷 To enter, please join our Discord and add your username to our Thread in #Announcements! We will be adding you all to a raffle bot on the site! 
🌱 We will be rolling this Xero 24 hours from now, March 21st @ 3:00 PM EST!
🌷 Good luck all first time owners, and to our Xero Owners, please tell your friends and spread the word!

03 2023 Updates!

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by NeonSlushie


Welcome to the third month of the year!
We've got some small updates to share in this newsletter. Keep an eye out for a giveaway and more later this month!
New Xeros and another seasonal giveaway coming soon!

Monthly Activity Summary!

The winner of last month's Draw to Enter has been rolled! Read below to find out who won the adorable X-546!
We are introducing two new traits, grab some for free in the Greenhouse! Keep reading for more information!

We have some minor updates about the MYO/Redesign process and a TOS update regarding censored/triggering Xero designs.

Don't forget our Monthly Prompts! They'll end on the 26th of the month!

Click for all the details!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second DTE event during the chilly month of February! 💌 
"I really enjoyed creating the design for this DTE, and the art submitted just warms my heart! In the future we would like to do more of these DTE opportunities." - crypticfishing

The winner of this DTE is... 💕 Kaluna ! 💕 

X-546 will be transferred to them with nearly 30 pieces of art! I believe they already have a story in mind as well 👀 If you would like to check out the art that was submitted for this prompt, head to our on-site Gallery or X-546's Toyhouse profile.

"New" Traits!

Expanding tail mutation variety! Stack traits for more customization!

The Bearded Cap allows a Xero to have a Canis Tail! These tails are fluffy and tapered with a pointed tip. They can range from scruffy dog-like tails to long poofy fox tails.


The Affocato allows a Xero to have a Felis Tail; a long noodle-shaped tail! These round-tipped tails aren't tapered and are roughly the same width all the way around.

You may recognize these mushrooms from our 2022 Twilight Carnival! Since these mushrooms were originally found by foragingwe've decided to keep these trait items exclusive to it as our first forage-only trait! Thanks to our Carnival event, there are over 200 of each item in circulation currently, so trade with other members or forage for your own if you need one!

Worried about being able to get one for your next Xero design? You can grab one of each for free in the Greenhouse!

All existing Xeros that have these traits will have them applied, no item necessary! Any pending MYOs or redesigns using these traits at the time of this post will also not require the item.


Monthly Prompts

Finally, as always, we still have our monthly repeating prompts, XOTM & ARC Survey!



03 2023 XOTM: victobious's  X-219

What is XOTM? Each month, a new Xero will be picked at random to receive a plethora of gifts from the community! Draw, write, or create some mixed media crafts for the featured Xero and win a Mysterious ORB and a chance for your Xero to be featured next month!
Learn more about XOTM

ARC Survey: 010

From a favorite stone, a treasured piece of jewelry, or even a particular knock you feel you must use on someone's door, we all still carry our 'good luck' charms, as it were. So, Xeros, I'm excited to see what sorts of items bring you comfort, especially because with that pouch who KNOWS what it could be?

Participate in ARC's Survey


Update Regarding MYO / Redesign Approval

Just a very minor update, but one worth mentioning!

We are slowly continuing to update all of our trait information to be clearer and easier to understand for all of our members and staff. We thank you for your patience, this process will take a while to complete!

Going forward, we are going to be taking more time and care with every single MYO and Redesign submitted on the site. This is to ensure that every design on the Masterlist follows trait and species rules to prevent issues and conflicts further down the line.

Since every MYO/Redesign will need to be looked over by the Staff team rather than just one person, please allow a bit of extra time for any approvals to go through on the website or our Discord's #myo-redesign-help channel! We anticipate most designs will be processed within 3 days of submission.

Update to Rules Regarding Censored Xeros

Hello Alurizan citizens! Thank you for your patience. After reviewing your feedback and discussing with the ARC Staff team we’ve come to a decision regarding the eligibility of characters censored on the Masterlist to participate in Xero of the Month.

As a team we have decided characters that have a censored Masterlist entry will NOT be allowed to be featured as Xero of the Month.
  • Users who own multiple Xeros will be encouraged to choose another character to be featured as XOTM if they are rolled.
  • If a user only owns one Xero which is censored on the ML, they will be removed from the XOTM raffle and given the consolation prize along with the non-owners & FTOs who participate in the event.

Xero of the Month is an official staff-sponsored event which involves adding custom graphics featuring the Xero on our front page, activity page, and social media as well as a large influx of art in both our on-site Gallery and our Discord. Because of this, we must stick by our game's overall PG, friendly cartoon feel and keep official content appropriate for all.

We understand this decision may be met with disappointment from some of our users. We sincerely feel that this is the best course of action since we do not have a better way of allowing users to curate their Project Xero experience. Fairness is important to us, but even more important is keeping our members safe. We do not wish to promote or endorse content that could be harmful to others, even unintentionally.

Users may still use their MYO slots or custom commissions with staff to make a "censored" Xero. When future Xeros are submitted to the ML that require a censor, the user will be notified to agree to the above terms or change aspects of the Xero in order to have it added to the site.

Censored Xeros are not barred from any other activities or events at this time and may still be used for any of the owner's prompts, drawn for Galactic Gift, and shared in the Gallery or Discord, so long as any images are spoilered and proper warning tags are applied.

We take triggers very seriously in this community, and despite our best efforts there were some comments that could be construed as minimizing another user's fears or comfort level. While we value each and every user's feedback, we ask that you retroactively be mindful of the language you use during sensitive discussions and formulate your thoughts in a way that does not make users feel embarrassed or ashamed of the discomforts they have. Going forward we will be utilizing our Anonymous Feedback Form instead for discussions like this.

❌ Content that is not allowed:

Offensive content, sexual content, excessive blood or violence, guts/gore, excessive body horror

⚠️ Content that will require a censor:

Light body horror such as extra eyes, "Candy Gore" (art of characters filled with objects, candy, stars, goo, etc. NOT organs/guts), medium amounts of blood (such as a fresh injury), design decisions that induce trypophobia (many small spots/holes clustered together), eye strain (triggers migraines)

Content that doesn't require a censor:

Scars, healed injuries, prosthetic limbs, small amounts of blood (nosebleed, scratch, blood stain), most depictions of bones/skulls, most Xeros featuring venomous trait or bioluminescence trait.

All designs will be discussed by staff and judged on a case-by-case basis. These guidelines may change in the future if needed.

02 2023 Updates!

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by NeonSlushie


Art by ParadoxxPalms

Monthly Activity Summary!

We have a new Draw To Enter up! Draw or write about X-546 to be entered into a raffle to own them for yourself!
Foraging just got a major update! Check below for more information!

Don't forget our Monthly Prompts! We have a few small updates regarding the deadline of these prompts, so be sure to read below!

Click for all the details!

We'd like to introduce X-546: Amore!

They are a peppy Tundra Xero who has made their home on the beautiful beachfront of Torini. Amore owns a paper and stationary supply shop for Xeros to send traditional letters to each other. With technological advancements an e-mail is simply a click away, but Amore feels that even in a tech-forward society there is something special and sentimental about a physical letter!

Amore adores conversation, and could talk at length about any topic. While being exceedingly chatty, they are still a great listener and adore any chitchat a friend has to share with them. While not out with friends or tending to their shop, Amore is a hopeless romantic, losing themselves in books and movies that pull at their heartstrings.

(Amore uses he/she/they pronouns interchangeably, and is referred to by all three!)

The Winner of the DTE may change the name, pronouns, personality, etc. of this Xero!

Masterlist Link    Toyhouse Link

What is a DTE (Draw To Enter)? Our DTE is a raffle-based event, in which you enter by creating a piece. Draw, write, or create mixed media crafts for the featured Xero and win a fabulous prizes and a chance at owning this Xero yourself!

Click HERE for more information about this DTE!

Foraging Update!


Introducing new Foraging locations!

Alurizans will be delighted to learn that three new permanent foraging locations have been added! Each location has several unique drops, though there are a few items that can be found at all three locations, such as comet clusters. Foraging stamina has been increased as well; now users can forage 3 times per day! Over 20 new items are being added, many of which are rock & mineral themed.

What will these new items be used for? Stay tuned to find out; if you are interested in the game-aspects of Project Xero you might want to hold on to your items! Put your expanded stamina to use and see what you can find!


The Crater

The Crater  is a new location for users to forage at. This is a rotating location, meaning that it will only be available to forage at for a few days before all the loot is picked through and exhausted. A new crater will appear at least once a month at random times! The crater only drops comet clusters, which are now available in a few different sizes with wish shard contents to scale.

This is a guaranteed way for users to get a good amount of wish shards per month, since the crater will be available for a few days before it disappears. Get those forages in and get some comet clusters!

Monthly Prompts

Finally, as always, we still have our monthly repeating prompts, XOTM & ARC Survey!

This month, we have a small update regarding the deadlines for these monthly prompts. From now on, XOTM & ARC Survey will end on the 26th of each month, rather than the very last day. This allows the same amount of time to complete the prompts every month, regardless of how many days that month has. It also gives us Staff a much-needed breather at the end of the month to get these prompts updated and the monthly newsletter made without rushing! This update only effects XOTM & ARC Survey, all other prompts are unaffected by this change. Thank you for understanding!



02 2023 XOTM: LuciusDerg's  X-433!

What is XOTM? Each month, a new Xero will be picked at random to receive a plethora of gifts from the community! Draw, write, or create some mixed media crafts for the featured Xero and win a Mysterious ORB and a chance for your Xero to be featured next month!
Learn more about XOTM

ARC Survey: 009

The emotional and social behaviors of Xeros are a complex topic that we have only begun to scratch the surface of, so we would love to learn more about it. How do you express your feelings towards those who are important to you? Perhaps you write them something—a poem, a heartfelt letter? However you do it, please provide us with some honest and expressive writing!

Participate in ARC's Survey

2023 Updates!

Posted 1 year ago :: Last edited 1 year ago by NeonSlushie


Thank you everyone for your patience during the holidays! We are back in business to deliver you all a solid 2023 over here in Project Xero!
Let’s get to the announcements, starting with our DTE winner and the monthly prompts!

Click for all the details!


We want to thank you all for participating in our very first Draw To Enter! It was incredibly fun, and we will definitely do more in the future! How sweet of all the owners to donate your amazing art to a First Time Owner!

Our winner of the DTE was... FluffyRaven ! They are given X-133: RUDY for free, as well as 70 pieces of art and 2 stories! What an amazing start for a FTO!

If you wish to look over all the art, please check out their Toyhouse page or our Gallery!


Monthly Prompts

Thank you all for giving Aristotle some love and getting him out of his shell last month; our next XOTM is… Snugleaf 's Tapioca! (They/She)

Our next ARC Survey is up as well, be sure to check it out, as it includes a bit of lore about one of the other species found in AREZ!



11 2022 XOTM: Snugleaf 's  X-384

What is XOTM? Each month, a new Xero will be picked at random to receive a plethora of gifts from the community! Draw, write, or create some mixed media crafts for the featured Xero and win a Mysterious ORB and a chance for your Xero to be featured next month!
Learn more about XOTM

ARC Survey: 008

What do Xeros do to celebrate the day they were created, often known as the day of life, life day, hatch day… you see the trend; life tends to celebrate the great triumph of continuing to fight off entropy, to mark an anniversary of still being here. From the Korso's harvest day to that one thing those frog people do that we don’t talk about… It's in our nature to celebrate such things. How do you Xeros celebrate?

Participate in ARC's Survey

Wish Shards

Finally, have you all been collecting Wish Shards?
They've been appearing all over Owai-6 after the Meteor Shower that occurs during the Longest Night. We don’t know how many have dropped but they hold a very interesting property…

Here is a report from one of our premier ARC scientists on the properties of these shards:

The Twilight Shower has been studied rather thoroughly so we did not think there were many, if any, surprises left to find. The crystals are not so much a surprise, we have chemically detected them many times but until now, no physical studies have been conducted, and there is where it gets interesting. Testing reveals that this copper-oxalate compound has a very peculiar lattice structure enabling a strong antiferromagnetic effect on its long range ordering. This effect is not unique to just these crystals, but the accessibility of them will enable the scale production of high-temperature superconducting materials that may advance our computing efficiency exponentially. In short, this discovery marks what may be the most important step to a leap in material science and computing; their value to scientific research cannot be overstated.
Dr. Koobal
Physics Chair
Oasis University of Applied Sciences

ARC Lab is asking all of those willing to participate in furthering scientific research to please donate your shards to the lab for further testing and speed up our current technologies! What that means for all of you is: Collect 1000 Wish Shards to trade in for a MYO Slot!

This will replace the second 300 Prestige MYO slot, more details on this change below! ARC also understands that collecting so many shards is not easy to come by, and as such, they will be giving you an extra reward from the ARC Lab as a “thank you!” for furthering scientific development!

Wish Shards in their purest form are unable to be traded unlike other currencies, however, Comet Clusters, the larger rocks filled with veins of Wish Shards, have been found to be tradable! Some can give more shards than others, however! So get hunting! And who knows? Maybe they will have more purposes as ARC learns more about them! Only one way to find out!

Wish shards and Comet Clusters can currently only be found by Foraging! Get those hands dirty!

Project Xero is still a major Work In Progress, and as we continue to grow, our efforts are always to ensure the economy and game is balanced best for both the community and staff. We have a few updates for 2023, please read them at your convenience below!

Changes to Standard MYO Orbs

Since Project Xero's launch in 2021, free Xeros and Standard MYO orbs have had a base value of $50. Going forward, Xeros or MYO Orbs earned with Prestige/in-game currency or free raffles will have a base value of $0, since no money was paid for them.

Don't worry: Any Standard MYO Orbs earned before January 1st, 2023 and existing, completed MYO Xeros will retain their previous $50 value. We aren't going to take away value from something that previously had it, but going forward from here anything that is free will have that reflected in its sale value. This is a change that has been discussed for a while, and as such we will not be dialing back this decision.
  • All paid MYO slots will continue to have the value they are paid for. 
  • The ability to add on commissioned work for monetary value will stay the same, regardless of the Xero's starting base value.
  • Users are still able to resell their Xeros using our X1.8 modifier rule, if desired.
We are also changing how Standard Xero Orbs work. Free Orbs able to be earned with in-game currency will now be known as Basic Xero Orbs (with a new color!) to separate them from the Standard Xero Orbs worth $50 USD on-site. Basic Orbs are essentially the same as a Standard Orb in terms of what they can make; the only difference is the sale value. Standard Xero Orbs can still be purchased from staff MYO sales!  
Basic Xero Orbs can be earned a few ways: 
 1 x  per year earned with Prestige
 1 x per year earned with Wish Shards
:orb_mysterious:  Rare drop from opening Mysterious Orbs
🎫 Free raffles and giveaways
❓ More to come in the future!
At Project Xero's beginning in 2021, users were only able to earn one free Standard Xero Orb in total. This was eventually changed to be two Standard Xero Orbs total, with the second being twice as expensive, and then again changed to two total at the same price, and then again changed to two per year. The point is, things have changed a lot and we've always adjusted! Things might change more in the future as we continue to add to our game. Please note that all prices of our in-game items are subject to change at any time as we work on balancing our economy with the available activities, but we promise to always have free options available to members.
With the introduction of Wish Shards, users are now able to purchase 1 x Basic Xero Orb with 300 Prestige  (mainly earned from doing prompts) and 1 x Basic Xero Orb with Wish Shards (mainly earned from foraging / logging in daily). These two options are still completely free and provide a variety of options for users to earn MYOs, one that allows members to earn at their own pace by participating in activities, selling in-game items, or taking commissions within the community, and one that rewards users for site activity and foraging over time.
Wish Shards are intended to be each member's own personal journey to earn their MYO, and as such Wish Shards cannot be transferred to other users or grinded for- it's meant to encourage long-term activity! As foraging continues to be expanded and improved, Wish Shards (and Comet Clusters) will become a frequent drop in varying amounts to reward activity on our website. Wish Shards will likely have other future uses as well.
We understand that it may be difficult to participate in a species without spending money, and we do not want anyone to feel that we are gatekeeping or being elitist. This decision continues to allow users to earn MYOs and participate in community activities without spending anything other than time in our game. If anything, this change may help open further options to those who can't participate in our prompts for one reason or another.
We ask for your patience and understanding regarding this change! 
Minors and Sales

It has always been our rule that any users under 18 are prohibited from the Official Project Xero Discord and this is not changing. However, changes to on-site sales are occurring for users under the age of 18. Going forward after January 1st, 2023, minors are unable to participate in paid sales, regardless of users offering to pay for them. It brings unnecessary complexity into these monetary transactions. Minors on-site are still able to enter free raffles, DTE, and any on-site events that do not require payments. Until users are legally able to have a Paypal account in their name, they must wait to participate in sales.

Funneling and Multi Accounting

As per our TOS and code of conduct, multi-accounting is strictly prohibited. However, this also includes having a sibling/partner/friend/family member farm foraging items or rewards with no intention of playing the game themselves.

If you share a computer, internet connection, or such with another user, please note this to staff privately or on your profile. Any users who are suspected to be using someone else (family/partner/friend/etc.) to "farm" or "funnel" items, enter raffles, or forage will have those items revoked, given a strike, or be banned permanently from Project Xero.

Scenario Example #1: User A has a sibling, User B. Both users A and B play Project Xero together on the same IP address, and as such have alerted a mod. Over time, User B decides they would no longer like to participate in the species, and give their inventory and Prestige to User A. They may decide to return someday, but don't want User A to return their items. This is within our TOS and completely allowed.

Scenario Example #2: User A has a sibling, User B. Both users A and B play Project Xero together on the same IP address, and as such have alerted a mod. Over time, User B decides they would no longer like to participate in the species. To help out User A, User B continues to log in daily to Forage and send their foraged items to User A. They also occasionally enter raffles to give User A another chance to win, with intent to gift the Xero they may win to User A. This is against our TOS and both user's accounts will be banned.

Code of Conduct

We would also like to brush everyone up on our TOS and code of conduct! We have a few "general" chats: #general, #off-topic, and #afterdark. Users are free to chat about what they'd like here within reason. However, we must nudge the reminder that delving into personal topics at length is against our rules.

Users are expected to be kind and respectful to other members and staff. The Project Xero community is not a place for venting, ranting, or overt negativity. Please do not bring up any topics that may be harmful or upsetting to others. Please do your part to help maintain Project Xero’s positive and friendly atmosphere!

We do not want users to feel that they cannot speak up, but delving into deeply personal subjects in our public chats may make some users feel trapped or uncomfortable. Every user's situation is individual and different, but bringing up heavy topics may trigger anxiety and stress in someone else. As such, we encourage you to reach out to friends in private and keep upsetting personal discussion out of the server.
Selling discarded myo designs

Initially, we were unsure how to go about this and we attempted a trial run. At first it seemed that a user selling a scrapped MYO design would be funtionally the same as the user designing someone's MYO on commission. After further reflection, we have determined this not to be the case, as a user could, for example, make 10 "scrapped MYO ideas" they did not plan to use with the intention of selling them to other users.

At this time, we have determined that users are unable to sell their scrapped MYO designs to others. This is to discourage users from generating, essentially, "unofficial" Xeros to sell for other users to purchase for an MYO. If you would like to design an MYO for another user, we instead encourage you to post a design ad in our advertisement channel instead. As always, any user is able to design a MYO as long as the commissioner has a MYO orb to use!

Trades and Sales

Prestige, Astatine, and all in-game items (with the exception of paid MYO slots) do not have a real world monetary equivalent and there is no set conversion rate between currencies. We will not be introducing a set conversion rate at this time because our economy is still developing and changing. We would prefer users discuss trades amongst themselves and come to their own agreements for what constitutes a fair trade. Users should not try to tell others how much on-site currency or items are "worth" in order to discourage them from making a trade. 

Ultimately, all of our in-game items and currencies are "free" (unless otherwise specified) and if a user wants to trade their Xero for 5 Astatine or 50 Astatine, that is allowed. If a user wants to trade 20 Prestige for 1 million (Insert Species Currency Here), that is allowed, as long as it is allowed within that species' rules. The only thing not allowed is selling our in-game items or currency for real-life Human currency.
Additionally, users may only offer what another user is asking for in their ad.

Scenario Example #1: User A posts an advertisement wanting to trade thier Xero for a MYO, but is considering a USD resale for first time owners only. User B contacts them and asks if they can be pinged on Discord if User A wants to sell their Xero. This is allowed under our TOS and rules.

Scenario Example #2: User A posts an advertisement wanting to trade their Xero for a MYO. User B contacts them and offers a resale if they do not receive any MYO Orb offers. This is against our TOS and rules; User B may receive a warning or strike.

We want to ensure that everything is balanced, and that comes with needing to make changes or clarifications as we grow as a community. We hope every user understands why these changes and updates need to be made! 

Happy 2023 to all of you amazing participants in Project Xero! We hope to make this year our best year yet!