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Custom Mirrors & Wishes!

Hello everyone! We have some new functionality as well as content to release before August begins. Hope you enjoy!

After our successful first wishing well stream, we've completed
9 new items that are now available to be obtained through gameplay!
More content will become available and updates will be
made as time goes on.
If you would like to make a wish for a pet/item to be created for the
site, visit the Wishing Well thread!

Wished for by patpatity (#52179)

Dual horns bedecked with glittering gems are now obtainable
through Random Events in certain towns, and occasionally through
Agnes' Daily Gift (will be added at rollover tonight)! The black and
white horns can be crafted with alchemy recipes, good luck!

Wished for by Pink (#129) and softsy (#153)

Cooking Aprons have arrived at Nico's Atelier, they are happy to
provide some clothing of utility and comfort. Nico's Atelier restocks
a random collection of their stock every hour, check in periodically
to obtain the aprons!


Introducing Custom Mirrors, items that allow the owner of a custom pet or clothing to create a copy/grant a hatch to themselves or another user. This allows for distribution of Custom content by users who wish to do so!

The Custom Pet and Custom Clothing mirrors are now stocked in Agnes' Perpetual Shop, and they can also be rarely obtained through the following site mechanics:

  • Agnes' Daily Gift quest, the chance to get one will be added tonight at rollover.
  • New birthday letter rewards from some Peddler's Port NPC's. Users who already reached the required affection but didn't get the letters yet will be retroactively rewarded. These letters are currently being written and will be added at a later date.

When more custom pets and clothing have been added to the site, we'll be working on launching a Customs Market which will help automate the custom purchase process for users to buy and sell copies at prices they decide on. This is also something we're looking into for Pet Accessories, to make the pet accessory feature more accessible for all users regardless of whether or not they're artists or frequent the forums.

Thank you for the support and encouragement as always, we'll be back with more updates soon!

We're Hiring Artists!

Hello everyone, our expansion of the Artist Team has officially begun!

We are looking for artists who are willing to join our creative team and take on a longterm position and on-site role. The position is paid for on a project by project basis, in which artists will be assigned work periodically to be completed by certain deadlines. The amount of assigned work depends on the site's needs, budget, as well as artist availability. Artists will have the option of being paid in Real Life Currency or Turnips at market rates based on their preferences.

The position of Site Artist entails:
  • Signing an NDA, contract, and using our Site Artist Discord server regularly to communicate
  • Hands-on training under our Head Artist for various areas of site development
  • Collaboration with the Head Artist as well as the rest of the team on various projects
  • Artwork created can include (Depending on artist strengths and project needs):
    • Pet Edits
    • Item recolours
    • Items, Clothing assets
    • Pet assets
    • Other Misc Artwork

A member of the Artist Team would be expected to:
  • Work well in a team setting, providing feedback and bringing creative ideas to the table
  • Be accountable, present, and communicative
  • Be proficient in Photoshop or another PSD-enabled program
  • Complete their assigned work within deadlines
  • Represent Dappervolk in a professional and welcoming manner


If you're interested in this position, please fill out the application below and email it to [email protected] with your portfolio and resume attached.

Username and ID:
You consent to providing your full name if accepted:
Type “Yes” to consent. This is required as you will be signing an artist contract and an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) in regards to any unreleased Dappervolk content you may see or create as an artist for Dappervolk. It is however fully confidential and will remain with the site owner only.
Confirm that you are over 18 years of age:
Type “Yes” here, only adults over 18 years of age are legally able to enter into a binding contract and receive payment.
We're looking for team members who can participate in active discussions regarding asset development and participate in the on-hands training process. 
Preferred rates:
Outline the general rate of pay you would like per piece completed. Examples of what you could use are per item, pet, or a general hourly rate.
Asset Preferences:
Let us know which area(s) of art development you're most interested in contributing to on Dappervolk. Ie. Items, clothing, pets, other?
Let us know a bit about yourself and what interests you about becoming an artist for Dappervolk. What qualities do you have that would make you a great addition to our team? Feel free to also include information about yourself outside of Dappervolk too, such as any hobbies/interests! 
Experience on Pet/Avatar Sites:

Please share any relevant experience you may have working as an artist for other sites, or otherwise playing a role as a community figure. 
Username(s) on Social Media: If applicable!
Username(s) on other Petsites/Communities: If applicable!
Any other Details/Information: Optional

Why not have a standardized payment rate?
There is too much variation in experience, skill, and preference in different artists for us to set a standard rate of payment here. Please list out payment preferences most suitable for you when applying. The preferred payment artists receive is at their comfort and discretion, and will not have any weight when reviewing applications.

How are artists selected?
We will be hiring applicants who seem like a good fit for the team based on art style, past experience and skill level. All artists will be joining our team of creatives and taking on work that fits into their own schedule. We're looking to create a great team environment that will boost the creativity and variety of future site content.

What kind of hours are artists expected to work each month?
This is flexible for each artist, we have no minimums for work taken on each month. Essentially, artists will claim what they have time for in each project and manage their time independantly around our planned deadlines.

Will hired artists be drawing turnip-based items such as monthly sets?
No. We will not be hiring artists to draw items or content that directly generate revenue. All site artists will be working on free-to-play content such as new permanent items/pets, assets, and free seasonal content.

Why ask for a timezone?
This is to best coordinate scheduled things like deadlines. If selected, we will be getting in touch to discuss everything in further detail, as not everyone in the same timezone has the same active schedule.

When will my application be replied to?
Due to the potential volume of applications, we may not be able to reply to every application, but thank everyone in advance for their interest in the available positions! We will be emailing with additional questions where applicable.
Applications will remain open indefinitely until we assemble a full team.


Thank you for reading, and feel free to spread the word about hiring opportunities on Dappervolk! We look forward to hearing from you, and we're so excited to expand our creative team and get to know everyone in the process.

Spring & Anniversary Conclusion!

Hello everyone, thank you very much for participating in our first Spring Festivities and celebrating our First Anniversary with us! This has been such a special year and we were so happy to share it with all of you. We're looking forward to the future and hope you enjoyed the event!

Here are some end of event stats you might be interested in!
In total, 2682 users participated in completing 731683 tasks for Johaness' Egg Hatch!

173 users got to the Seed Prize Tier.
101 users got to the Sprout Prize Tier.
176 users got to the Sapling Prize Tier.
119 users got to the Shoot Prize Tier.
48 users got to the Bud Prize Tier.
1195 users got to the Blossom Prize Tier.
All three Overtime rewards were unlocked for all participants!

130 users made 601 submissions in the Creativity Prompt Contest!
392 users made 1115 submissions in the Avatar Dress Up Contest!

Going through everyone's contest submissions has been the best part of the event for us. So many rarely seen clothing combinations, creativity in the prose, beautiful artwork and lovely craftmaking! We'd like to give a huge thank you to all participants for putting your creative efforts into our prompts and themes.

Here are the different winners we rolled or picked for each contest!


Here are our Staff Team's favourites! Click on each thumbnail to see the full submission.


Visit the thread here to see all Raffle Prize Winners!

Here are the outfits that won each voting thread! Click here to see full outfits.

Akilsa (#15714)Celiane (#1661)Fawn (#58)
Paper (#39558)Sulky (#50515)Wynken (#6523)

Visit the thread here to see all Raffle Prize Winners!


This event type is one of two event types that we currently have. This is the third iteration of the Co-op type event and our Winter event was the first iteration of the Gifting type event. We'll be making adjustments to each event type in order to improve them each year.

Here are some plans for improvements for future co-op type events that we've accumulated with the feedback from hosting this event!
  • In order to reduce stress, we're planning to outline more clearly the amount of play/effort required to obtain rewards in events going forward.
  • We'll be looking to avoid awarding duplicate event items as rewards for different aspects of the event while keeping them accessible to all participants.
  • We're planning to do a rework of the Co-op event type to achieve the following:
    • Allow more freedom to do the tasks you want to do by having tasks and points passively track from the start of the event.
    • Incorporate more of a co-op element to the event by adjusting tasks and the main event bar.
    • Add a new mechanic unique to this event type that isn't simply highlighting existing site mechanics.

Our next event will be a Fall event some time in October! We'll be launching our first iteration of a whole new event type. We've decided to forego the Summer event this year due to the Spring event having been delayed into summer, this should give us a bit of a headstart on the upcoming Fall festivities and allow us to get on schedule.

You're fondly watching the sun set with the First Mate
and Johaness beside the ship's newly patched hull. It's a
rare moment of quiet after the ruckus of reconstruction.

Johaness looks wistfully content, gazing with bright eyes
into the horizon. No doubt, a new point of wonder has
alighted in the oceans for his daydreams and hopes
for the future.

Welcome to July!

Hello everyone! Welcome to July, we hope you're having a fun summer staying out of the heat!

Our thirteenth month of limited shops has arrived:
July's theme is the Mordant Advisor!

The clanging of a forlorn bell sounds, not tolled by any person, but by
the reaching arms of the wind. Distant howls mix and blur into the
sounds of the storm, perhaps simply a thought. A respite against the
cold is taken despite dire counsel.

See Full Item Previews here!

What are Monthly Shops?

  • Every month, Pai and Oran from Peddler's Port will have different sets of items in their shops that will retire at the end of the month to be replaced by new stock.
  • These items are obtained from far away lands and follow the theme of the land they visited each month.
  • All retired items from Monthly Shops will eventually be able to be obtained very rarely from Grandma Agnes later on.

How can I get to Peddler's Port?
Peddler's Port is a seaside location that you can unlock by going through the main storyline in Louise Hill. Once unlocked, you can visit Peddler's Port any time without using up a town hop!

Pai's Shop of Wonders
Pai will host these 10 items in their infinite stock shop this month for 200 turnips each. If you spend 2000 turnips, you will be able to choose a free item of your choice! Free item claims will expire 6 months after obtaining them.

Agnes' Perpetual Shop
Agnes' shop stocks a chest that contains a set of Pai's 10 shop items for 1500 Turnips, ideal for collectors who want a full set at a small discount. Agnes also has a Bonus Prize function in her shop. For every 2000 turnips you spend in her shop from now on, you'll be able to claim from her Bonus Prize pool, which will fluctuate and grow with time.

What are Turnips?
Turnips are the untradeable premium currency of Dappervolk. You can purchase them with real life currency here, as well as obtain them occasionally through gameplay.

Oran's Emporium
Oran's chance shop will be stocked with these eight items this month for 9,000 potatoes per spin! Each time you spend 100k potatoes in Oran's shop, you'll be able to pick one free item from his Bonus Prize claim. Bonus Prize items may change or grow as time goes on.

These monthly shop clothing items will run until July 31st, after which they will be removed to house August's monthly items!

This month, a new deity slinks into view. Visit the Theater and click on the "CHECK REWARDS" button to see the new rewards!
Here's a look into what we're prioritizing currently, along with smaller QoL fixes and updates. This month, we'll be focusing on maintaining our routine art asset duties including monthly sets and the custom queue, and various updates outlined below.

This feature is something we'll be looking to release this month, along with our second completed batch of custom requests! Here are some details on what the feature will be like:
  • The functionality to duplicate custom items/pets will be added to special on site items.
  • These items will be obtainable from Agnes's shop as well as occasionally through gameplay.

We're getting ready to open artist applications this month! We're looking to assemble a team of onsite artists to slowly train into their individual roles. It will also be greatly helpful to have a team to bounce ideas around creatively with. The application requirements will be having a portfolio to showcase your general artwork as well as filling out a form outlining some info on yourself and what you're interested in. More details will be made available when artist applications are open.

We're planning to start a Wishing Well thread in which users can post wishes for items or pets they would like to see on site. We'll then be picking out some wishes to fulfill each month and drawing them in our development streams.

We'll be hosting a monthly development art stream from now on! This month, the art stream will take place on:
A status post with a link to the stream will be posted when it begins!

We're still working on assembling our changelog from closed development, and we're planning to include a retrospective on what was accomplished, what went wrong, and what we learned for the future. This is something we're working on, but we're not sure if it will be posted this month. When it is, it will be presented in either the changelog or in a new thread depending on length.

While working on our balancing roadmap, we decided that it might be beneficial to set up a general roadmap thread. It would be updated periodically with adjustments and additions as time goes on. It would contain an itemized list of each future update we'll be focusing on in succession. For now, we've been including our goals and priorities for the month in each monthly news post, as well as in our Changelog thread.

As always, thank you so much for playing and supporting
Dappervolk. We'll be back with more updates soon!

Spring & Anniversary Festivities!

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A swift salty breeze brings respite to the hot sunny morning. The sound
of sea birds punctuate laughter and the occasional splash.

The festivities will be fully active for 2 weeks from:
The Event Quests, Event Shop, and Anniversary items will remain until July 8th, 11:59PM

Welcome to Dappervolk's first Spring & Anniversary!
That's right, we're rolling both the spring and our first anniversary
festivities into one this year, all info is outlined below. We're so excited
for you to experience the fun with us!

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  • Johaness has found a mysterious egg and wants your company while he waits for it to hatch. Humour him!
  • Roll tasks each day to help fill the progression bar and unlock progress in the story.
  • You can roll tasks up to 25 times per day, and each roll will give you a set of 3 tasks.
  • Gain points for each completed task and redeem prizes which will unlock throughout the event.
  • There will be overtime reward goals unlocked after the main event bar is filled, with rewards for these goals unlocking for all event participants!


To access the event quest, visit the new seasonal area - the Shipwreck! Go to the World Map and find it next to Aviar Cove.


  • Speak to the First Mate at the Shipwreck to begin the quest "The Captain Behind the Curtain"
  • There are 5 quests in total, to be unlocked in succession.
  • 2 quests will be repeatable, allowing for progression and accumulation of rewards.

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  • The Neat Ship Shop will open on the second day of the event on June 22nd at 12AM DVT.
  • The shop will remain open until July 8th at 11:59PM DVT.
  • Shop stock will include all seasonal spring clothing, totems, and more!
  • All rewards obtainable via the Co-op event page and quests will also be purchaseable in this shop.

Sand dollars are the currency for the Spring Event and will be obtainable the following ways:
  • Claiming prizes in the Johaness' Egg Hatch Co-op Event
  • Completing the Seasonal Event Quests, starting with "The Captain Behind the Curtain" at the Shipwreck
  • Adventuring Gifts and Bar Rewards
  • Playground Minigames
  • Random Encounters
  • Random Item Alchemy
  • Event Contest Participation Rewards


There is an Avatar Dress Up Contest and a Creativity Prompt Contest open throughout the event!
Click on the buttons below to visit them.

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Tune in to our art development stream to chat with Dappervolk's Creator, Quis today at 3PM DVT on twitch.tv/dappervolk!

  • We'll be drawing some new seasonal anniversary content to be made available on June 23rd on site.
  • Info on how to obtain these items will be posted when the Anniversary content is released!

Since the oldest pet will officially be 1 year old today, we'd like to inform you of a Pet Birthday feature!
  • On your pet's birthday, it will be showered with confetti on its profile page.
  • You can click on the birthday cake button to present your birthday pet with a gift from your inventory.
  • Each pet species has one most favourite item, which will give you extra affection and go towards a new achievement!
  • Presents which aren't the pet's favourite will be received depending on the pet's nature.
  • Happy birthday to all one year old pets!

Thank you so much for one year, we couldn't have gotten here without you!
Looking forward to many more onwards in the future.
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