Feedback on MaidSafe card sketch for Spells of Genesis needed!

Dear MaidSafe community,

Spells of Genesis’ illustrators have come up with the below sketch following ideas from this thread. It is a sketch, worry not, the final version will be in color.

I personally like it very much but you may say: of course you do! :stuck_out_tongue: So we would like to hear what you guys think. If you like it simply :heart: this post otherwise feel free to add your comments below.

Anything else you may want to add we’d like to hear it. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Love the broken chains! I wonder if the vault could be a little more medieval…


Thats pretty kick ass , love the little maidsafe logos in the background, will look more defined obviously when its colored which will look even cooler, and the tips of the spears look sort of like the symbol too


Thought so too, older looking safe would blend more into the game allegory.

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Thanks for the feedback yes the spears were done like that in purpose :slight_smile:


I love it too. Wondering … it looks militaristic (regimented spear holders) and could be more agrarian (cf. Safecoin farmers)? Otherwise very nice.


The farmers do kind of look like they are servants here. Perhaps soldiers looking out from the farm to protect against intruders. I like the spears though.

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Thanks for the feedback, consider that the card is also to kick your opponents bums. LOL So needs to have a little punch to it, and someone got to protect the harvest. The farming bit is taken care by the ants harvesting safecoins in the back. However spears could be replaced with shovels and other farming tools… Not sure, let’s see what others think.

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Good point, see my reply above, our illustrators will look at your feedback don’t worry. Keep it coming.

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I like the Maidsafe logo’s getting farmed, reminds me of energon cubes.

The chain: Hmmmm seems more like the soldier ants chain the worker ants after their duty, so bad sign/symbol. If a spear would be in place of a chain, it would look like the ants farming can change role from farmers to soldiers.

The structure looks alien and that is, I think a good sign, because the SAFE Network is alien technology for the good of humanity.

Thanks for doing this :heart:, because every little bit will help the SAFE Network to grow (but honestly this will be the most successful virus ever).

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Great feedback, appreciated . The broken chains are supposed to represent the fact that the SAFE Network doesn’t use a blockchain. But yes it could be misinterpreted.


Perhaps if you attribute human characteristics to the ant’s they may seem like the worker ants and the fighter ant’s are slave/dominant but to ant’s they are just different job role ants from the same colony :stuck_out_tongue: some protectors others farmers


Also very good point @gohan00760, from WikiPedia:

Ants form colonies that range in size from a few dozen predatory individuals living in small natural cavities to highly organised colonies that may occupy large territories and consist of millions of individuals. Larger colonies consist mostly of sterile, wingless females forming castes of “workers”, “soldiers”, or other specialised groups. Nearly all ant colonies also have some fertile males called “drones” and one or more fertile females called “queens”. The colonies are described as superorganisms because the ants appear to operate as a unified entity, collectively working together to support the colony.

They even have Drones… Pretty advanced hey :scream:

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[quote=“cryptobubble, post:12, topic:7989”]
The broken chains are supposed to represent the fact that the SAFE Network doesn’t use a blockchain.
[/quote]It’s funny that blockchain has become the new “mirror”, but surely in nature when you look in water you can see your own reflection.

To be real honest, I think the SAFE Network and all it’s beauty, is like looking at a hologram of yourself, because it just adds dimensions to whatever we want to see in life…

I don’t want to sound offensive, but that’s just the way I think about this matter…

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hehe yeah .

I think if we look at it from an outsider perspective, someone perhaps seeing the card or buying the card with no real understanding of what maidsafe is, firstly the only real thing noticeable to them would be the logo , it would be on further expanding their understanding of maidsafe that the rest of the card would make more sense to them , the vault the workers are in , the farming aspect, the reason for the ant’s being there . It looks aesthetically pleasing and the picture without any prior knowledge works but also expands your understanding once you have learnt.

I may understand thou now looking at it again, i really don’t want to say anything should be removed because i think it looks excellent , but i think the thing drawing people to perhaps the idea of the slave aspect would be the association of the broken chains in relation to the ants rather than the chains or bonds of the blockchain being broken

No offense taken :slight_smile: In the previous thread there was a suggestion about representing this somehow. I think the illustrator picked up on this.

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So maybe taking away the chains would be best. Will share feedback with the illustrators.

I like the broken chains, my vote is against removing.


Appreciate the feedback!

You could always link to a survey of a few design choices and let the votes have the final call! :grin: