Developing Our Server Mascot

If you’re a member of our public Discord server or follow us on Twitter, you’ve probably heard about our brand new server mascot. We started developing her around the same time as our bot, CBCRadio. It all started with a single message back in October 2020.

Characteristics


From there, Lea, Jisu, and I came up with ideas for different parts of her character.



Concept Art


After we agreed to each other’s ideas, it was time to create concept art using Picrew. Jisu provided links to various image makers made by different users. She created the first image. I made the second and third images.


Picrew by YOOKI kiku


Picrew by Ui


Picrew by Bay


Then Lea offered to draw concept sketches using pen and paper.



Model & Name


6 months later, I developed an interest in a model making program called VRoidStudio. I used the ideas and images that we had to create our server mascot using one of the program’s sample models & existing assets I got from BOOTH. Once her original model was finished, I held off on making an announcement to let our Discord members know until I received approval from Jisu & Lea on April 30th.


Since we didn’t give her a name by ourselves, I thought it would be fun to let our members help us pick one. We received our first name suggestion from Acchan. Sleepy Pierrot suggested the second name on Discord.



After that, I made a Google form to collect the rest of the mascot name suggestions until May 9th at 11:59 PM EDT. We received 27 potential names for our server mascot in total. The Mascot Name Poll was open for responses from the 10th to 17th. The name with the most votes is Acarina, which was suggested by Madoka.


On behalf of our staff team, thank you everyone for welcoming our server mascot with open arms and lots of love! You will see more of her soon.

 

What do you think of our server mascot? Which part of her development did you like the most?

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