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Louise Hill Balancing Update!

Hello everyone, hope you're doing well! This is our Louise Hill Balancing Update! This update includes a rebalancing of all Louise Hill daily errand quests as well as a collection of new NPC items and NPC shop adjustments.

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The following updates have been applied to all Louise Hill Daily Errands.
  • Maximum completions for each daily quest in Louise Hill have gone from 7 to 3.
  • A reroll option with the player choice text "Can I help you with something else instead?" has been added to the beginning of each task.
    • This option can be used once per quest completion to generate a new task different from the initial one.

  • Tasks have been either edited or scaled according to the reduced number of dailies each day. Some higher effort tasks such as adventuring have stayed the same for better balancing.
  • Positive quest ending potato rewards were greatly increased.
  • Affection gained or lost has been multiplied to be equal to doing 7 quests previously.
  • Conecake rewards are now multiplied and increased.
  • Dual-stat NPC's now give out a random assortment of the two types of conecakes instead of a set kind.
  • Dialogue has been compressed to fewer total text boxes to lessen clicks.
  • Transitions and redirects have been updated to be more streamlined and give users more freedom.

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A total of 83 new items have been released!
New items have arrived in each NPC's chance shop, the following shop stock adjustments have been made:
  • A Bonus Prize pool with claims costing an equivalent of 10 spins has been added to each NPC's shop.
  • Totems, Pen Expansions, and Wardrobe Expansions, have been moved to each NPC's Bonus Prize pool in their shop instead of being in the chance pool.
  • 1-2 newly drawn items have been added to each NPC's clothing set, each item with colourations matching that of the existing sets.
  • An additional 4th set colour has been added for each NPC, and can be found in their chance shop stock as well as bonus prizes.
  • Pet Hatching items and NPC food have been added to the bonus prize pool as well while keeping them in the chance pool.

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The following non-general changes and additions have been applied to the NPC's below:

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  • Bearnard's errands have stayed mostly the same besides some amount scaling where applicable, with the addition of interacting with your turnipling while showing him your pet.
  • Bearnard has gained a spade and turnip field background to his collection of items, as well as a golden coloured set.

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  • Buli's errands have been scaled, with the addition of some pet interation and a new alchemy task since she only had 3 tasks before.
  • Buli has gained a new hair bow item and opal coloured set in her shop.
  • The account bound Quickened Turnip hatching item has also been added to her bonus claim for anyone wanting additional Quickened Turniplings after obtaining their first one.

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  • Calbet's errands have been scaled with hand in item pools expanded where possible. His new hair task has been adjusted to include some minigame plays.
  • Calbet has gained new eyes and training field background items in his collection, with the addition of an obsidian coloured set.

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  • Farmhand's errands have been scaled somewhat, with the addition of a new alchemy task since he only had 3 different tasks previously.
  • Farmhand has gained a new pair of pants and a definitely non-magical study background in his collection, with the addition of a cosmic coloured new set.

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  • Lilia's errands have been scaled, with her avatar dress-up task being changed to a different clothing collection task.
  • Lilia has gained a new pinstripe shirt and an eyes item in her collection, with the addition of a midnight coloured set.

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  • Fantasia's errands have been scaled, with the Lilia armour task being changed to a different material collection task.
  • Fantasia has gained a new sword and eyes items in their collection, with the addition of a silver coloured set.

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  • This is the first major installment of daily quest balancing that we have planned. We're planning to release these updates town by town in order to eventually balance all existing towns.
  • With the addition of new items as well as bonus prize pools for NPC shops, we're aiming to make it so that certain items are obtained by choice rather than by chance. For example, the pen expansions were being dropped too often and filling up inventories without any purpose, now they can be picked up only if the user wants one.
  • In addition, the bonus prize and shop stock updates have opened the possibility of adding new items more easily to NPC shops in the future within smaller content updates.
  • We'll be looking at how everything plays out on site scale and making any adjustments and notes for future updates!
  • Coming up next is the 3's Forest daily balancing, which will include a rebalancing of the 3 witches' temporary dailies within the main questline.
  • It's our hope that these balancing updates will make one of the core mechanics of Dappervolk more streamlined, less click intensive, less repetitive, as well as giving users some agency via the reroll option.

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We hope you enjoy this balancing update, thank you for supporting and playing Dappervolk! We'll be back with more updates soon.

Comments


  • Villager Enduum (#11016) 17 Jun 2022, 6:44 pm
    HECK YES HECK YES HECK YES H
  • Villager Azzie (#13482) 17 Jun 2022, 6:44 pm
    The new items are beautiful, but the dailies updates are *amazing*. I've honestly had a hard time playing since beta, because everything's been... pretty grindy, but going through Louise Hill today felt *fun* and not horribly daunting. I actually didn't mind solving riddles for Lilia or playing minigames because I didn't feel like the number of tasks I had was insurmountable. So like... from my ADHD-suffering self, thank you devs So Much!
  • Villager Solix (#9784) 17 Jun 2022, 6:44 pm
    ohmygod i LOVE all the new purple stuff, thank you staff!! ;;
  • Villager Rensc (#49700) 17 Jun 2022, 7:22 pm
    This is great! Thank you <3
  • Villager Hummingbelle (#48417) 17 Jun 2022, 7:45 pm
    YOOOOOOO THESE LOOK INCREDIBLE AHHHHHHHH
  • Villager XerxesTxToast (#51698) 17 Jun 2022, 8:02 pm
    Really cool! I'd like to report that I can no longer tell Calbet that his hair isn't as cool as Farmhand's or that I won't help Buli. Negative options no longer exist. Can they be brought back so I can take advantage of the affection boost in both directions?
  • Villager MysteryCorgi (#27773) 17 Jun 2022, 8:06 pm
    Nice, looking forward to getting the new stuff. Thanks, team.
  • Villager Darkerdemons (#20213) 17 Jun 2022, 8:07 pm
    Fabulous new items and updates! Many hearts~
  • Villager Nicaea (#10601) 17 Jun 2022, 8:16 pm
    I am like, WAY excited for this update, AHHHH thank you DV team!!
    I'm also really excited for the 3's Forest and Sylvie's items coming later down the line, eeeek they're gonna look SO good <3
  • Villager XerxesTxToast (#51698) 17 Jun 2022, 8:34 pm
    I have discovered how to bully Calbet again! Ignore my previous comment
  • Villager Eventide (#14726) 17 Jun 2022, 10:04 pm
    I really like this a lot!
  • Villager Theafy (#10211) 17 Jun 2022, 10:21 pm
    Super hyped for liilia eyes :0
  • Villager Hippie (#24494) 17 Jun 2022, 10:23 pm
    GREAT update thank you all for the work you do! the site has come a long way!
  • Villager TakaEdakumi (#56479) 18 Jun 2022, 1:30 pm
    Loving these new items, especially all the pretty new eyes! ' O '

    I think it's fantastic that you've condensed the amount of dailies too, it makes it so much more appealing for me to actually do them! I can't wait for the rest of the towns to follow suit!

    My only gripe would be that there is no warning to tell people that the added fourth colors of NPC items do not alchemize into the extra color like the old ones do. I didn't run into that problem myself, but I only knew because my sister told me after she found out the hard way.
  • Villager Cerianne (#57654) 18 Jun 2022, 2:17 pm
    Everything about this update is amazing. Thank you!
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