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TOPIC | Clarification: Riot of Rot & Skin/Accent
Hello everyone! We wanted to take a moment to clarify some debate we've seen come up recently on both Plague and the skin and accent submissions during the Riot of Rot.


The Short Answer on Plague
Plague is about survival of the fittest. It is not the death and gore flight, but survival and evolution via pathogens.



Zombies and the Riot of Rot
As far as the actual lore goes, zombies are in fact the antithesis of the Plaguebringer's goals: They aren't alive, they didn't survive, and they can't evolve. Undead creatures are everything the Plaguebringer abhors.

Regarding the Plaguebringer's design, that has to do with the fact Plague and Nature are different sides of the same coin. They're both all about encouraging the proliferation of life, they just go about it in very opposing ways: Survival and evolution (pathogen theme) versus growth and preservation (plant theme). This difference is reflected in their deity appearances.

That being said, yes, we do allow and select zombie inspired skin or accent designs in general and for the Riot of Rot. Why? We made this decision years ago in an effort to find a compromise for our players who want to explore mildly gruesome designs without inadvertently creating a legion of dragons with skins or accents that depict them as suffering or tortured.

This is also why you can't use the color red or other blood-related hues in these designs. It changes the image from an undead creature to one that's alive and depicted as suffering. And we don't want that as an in-game item or on our website.



Skin & Accent Submissions during the Riot of Rot
To be clear: The following is a clarification, not the implementation of new restrictions or rules. Literally nothing has changed.

As for skin or accent designs, they aren't exempt from the overall site rules and Terms of Use. Skins and accents must adhere to the rules about violent and gory images on our site: Art depicting violence or gore has to be in line with existing site lore. We don't allow images to be posted on our website that are any gorier than our existing official site art. That's also reflected in what submissions the Skin & Accent team approve or reject, and has informed the Skin & Accent rules over the years.

In other words, if you can't find bloody entrails and eviscerated corpses in our official site art, you shouldn't be submitting them as skin or accent designs. And, yes, that's some of what our Skin & Accent team has to view—without warning—when going through the queue. Please remember it's a person viewing these designs, and for hours at a time every day.


As always, if you have any questions or additional feedback to share with us, you can do so through our Contact Us page.

We hope this information helps clarify any confusion about Plague's aesthetic and the Riot of Rot! Thank you!
Hello everyone! We wanted to take a moment to clarify some debate we've seen come up recently on both Plague and the skin and accent submissions during the Riot of Rot.


The Short Answer on Plague
Plague is about survival of the fittest. It is not the death and gore flight, but survival and evolution via pathogens.



Zombies and the Riot of Rot
As far as the actual lore goes, zombies are in fact the antithesis of the Plaguebringer's goals: They aren't alive, they didn't survive, and they can't evolve. Undead creatures are everything the Plaguebringer abhors.

Regarding the Plaguebringer's design, that has to do with the fact Plague and Nature are different sides of the same coin. They're both all about encouraging the proliferation of life, they just go about it in very opposing ways: Survival and evolution (pathogen theme) versus growth and preservation (plant theme). This difference is reflected in their deity appearances.

That being said, yes, we do allow and select zombie inspired skin or accent designs in general and for the Riot of Rot. Why? We made this decision years ago in an effort to find a compromise for our players who want to explore mildly gruesome designs without inadvertently creating a legion of dragons with skins or accents that depict them as suffering or tortured.

This is also why you can't use the color red or other blood-related hues in these designs. It changes the image from an undead creature to one that's alive and depicted as suffering. And we don't want that as an in-game item or on our website.



Skin & Accent Submissions during the Riot of Rot
To be clear: The following is a clarification, not the implementation of new restrictions or rules. Literally nothing has changed.

As for skin or accent designs, they aren't exempt from the overall site rules and Terms of Use. Skins and accents must adhere to the rules about violent and gory images on our site: Art depicting violence or gore has to be in line with existing site lore. We don't allow images to be posted on our website that are any gorier than our existing official site art. That's also reflected in what submissions the Skin & Accent team approve or reject, and has informed the Skin & Accent rules over the years.

In other words, if you can't find bloody entrails and eviscerated corpses in our official site art, you shouldn't be submitting them as skin or accent designs. And, yes, that's some of what our Skin & Accent team has to view—without warning—when going through the queue. Please remember it's a person viewing these designs, and for hours at a time every day.


As always, if you have any questions or additional feedback to share with us, you can do so through our Contact Us page.

We hope this information helps clarify any confusion about Plague's aesthetic and the Riot of Rot! Thank you!