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Welcome to November!

Hello everyone! Welcome to November, we hope you're staying cozy and warm!

Our 29th month of limited shops has arrived:
November's theme is the Porcelain Oracle!
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The swirl of the cosmos hovers above an unseeing eye, for it is
looking inwards and far into the unknowable depths. What fated
portents ground your passage?


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See Full Item Previews here.
What are Turnips & Monthly Shops? Click here for information!
 
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Pai's Shop of Wonders
Pai's Shop of Wonders is stocking these 10 items for 200 turnips each, with a chest containing all 10 items at 1700 turnips  - a discount of 300 turnips!

Porcelain Oracle Chausses Porcelain Oracle Chambers
Porcelain Oracle Wings Porcelain Oracle Owl

Porcelain Oracle Cuirass Porcelain Oracle Painted Rivulets
Porcelain Oracle Curtains Porcelain Oracle Ornate Mask
Porcelain Oracle's Reach Porcelain Oracle Ponytail

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Agnes' Perpetual Shop
Agnes' Perpetual Shop stocks a chest that contains a set of Pai's 10 shop items for a discounted 1700 Turnips.

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Oran's Emporium
Oran's Emporium is stocking these 10 items this month for 9,000 potatoes per spin!

Porcelain Oracle Petals Porcelain Oracle Lips
Porcelain Oracle Divination Porcelain Oracle Sabatons

Porcelain Oracle Faulds Porcelain Oracle Pottery
Porcelain Oracle Ivory Skin Porcelain Oracle Ribbons
Porcelain Oracle Half Mask Porcelain Oracle Obsidian Skin

These monthly shop clothing items will run until November 30th, after which they will be removed to house December's monthly items!

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OMBRA'S SEASONAL QUEST & SHOP
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Magdalene's seasonal quest is back for the month, along with an event shop containing Ombra's items!
  • You can start the quest "Among Fallen Leaves" by going to 3's Forest and clicking on Magdalene.
  • There are 3 quests in total: Among Fallen LeavesSearch the Shadowed Path (Repeatable, available throughout the month), and Returning to Magdalene's Cottage
  • Magdalene's Autumn Bazaar is open again for the month of November!
  • Stocked are Ombra's items, with a new item available this year.
  • Ombra's seasonal currency "Wild Forage Snacks" can be obtained from Magdalene's repeatable seasonal quest "Search the Shadowed Path" as well as through random encounters, adventuring, and 3's Forest Clean Up.

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AD THEATER STREAK REWARD
This month, the laughing god of produce rolls into the horizon, and a still shade falls over the earth. Visit the Theater and click on the "CHECK REWARDS" button to see the new rewards!

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NOVEMBER ART DEVELOPMENT STREAM
This month, the art development stream will take place on...
NOVEMBER 21ST, 4PM DVT
 
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A status post with a link to the stream will be posted when it begins!
We'll be working on wishes from the Wishing Well thread.
Hope to see you there!

TEAM EVENT UPDATE
We're currently working hard on finalizing the start time for the upcoming team event. A news post with details will come out in the next few days and the start date will be in mid November. In the meantime, here are some progress updates and a sneak peek!

Art Assets • We're about 70% finished with all the assets required for the event.
Coding • We're at the final stages of testing for the completed event code and are working on ironing out any bugs we find.
Writing • We're at the proofreading and inputting stage of quest writing.
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SNEAK PEEK
A strange energy flows through the forest, are you a friend or foe?

PIPELINE UPDATE
After working through October, we're still catching up on certain parts of the pipeline after our delays in the previous month, this is why some priorities are either still on the list or had to be pushed back despite our initial goals. We're working hard to catch up and get on top of our plans as soon as we can!
  • Besides the event work we're doing, we're looking forward to getting back on track with town balancing, more QoL and bug fixes, new features, and various other updates.
  • October's Custom batch will arrive this week, event work as well as other asset work took precedence last month. Thank you for understanding!
  • The Roadmap and post-beta Changelog threads are nearing completion, we really wanted to release them in October but our workload didn't allow for that to happen. Thank you for your patience as we get this long awaited item ready!
  • The Thalies Event is still planned to go ahead after our upcoming event is over, as writing and work for it was already underway. It will simply not occur on its deity month this year, but we wanted to get the questline released regardless!

STAFF RECRUITMENT PLANS
We're working on a recruitment post to bolster our volunteer staff team. We're hoping to recruit both moderators and community managers in order to raise staff presence on the site and help us manage everything more efficiently. While moderators will be responsible for enforcing rules and helping with site moderation - community managers will be helping us by planning mini-events, welcoming new users, interacting with the community, and collecting feedback.

CUSTOM MAKER GIVEAWAY PLANS
As we previously mentioned, as the queue for custom makers dwindles, we'd like to introduce some other ways of obtaining a maker. We'd like to host some giveaway raffle threads with simple prompts and randomly generate winners. In order to not have the only prize be a custom maker, we'll also be introducing some new items to be obtained as participation and runner up rewards. We're looking forward to it!

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

Comments


  • Villager Nineve (#46) 1 Nov 2022, 12:16 am
    Stunning!!!
  • Villager Vio (#8758) 1 Nov 2022, 12:21 am
    So what about the vaer event? will that event be skipped too? I'm happy to see percentage values but can't they be announced before...?
    I love the teaser, but is there really nothing else? I feel so let down, somehow. I don't even feel relief when I see this like I usually do I just feel more stressed...
  • Villager manders (#34464) 1 Nov 2022, 12:23 am
    There is an error in the Monthly Item Previews under the Oran items preview. It should be the Porcelain Oracle Ribbons, but the Porcelain Oracle Obsidian Skin is listed twice.
  • Villager brooke (#32117) 1 Nov 2022, 12:44 am
    thank you for the ivory/obsidian variations
  • Villager Gaia (#528) 1 Nov 2022, 12:46 am
    Seriously? 20 retiring items this month? 20?!

    What part of 'too many retiring items each month' gave you the idea to release even more retiring items?!
  • Villager Sinjun (#61938) 1 Nov 2022, 12:56 am
    Any plans on putting someone else in charge of checking the pet accessories?
  • Villager Chi (#8359) 1 Nov 2022, 1:17 am
    ooh. thanks for taking into account user suggestions re: community managing. nice to see that you're looking to recruit community managers as a start.

    as well, it's noticeable that you're making an effort to be more communicative in this news post, and i appreciate seeing that.

    i think it'd be beneficial to see small communication updates spread throughout the month, time permitting, as a lot of users find the silence worrisome. time flies when you're busy dealing with backend stuff so it probably doesn't feel like that large of a gap between site-wide news & updates, but for users, the passage of time is slow and even slower in the space between events and content dumps.

    i've been busy and mostly away from dv, but i am looking forward to the giveaway, especially with the promise of new items. that sounds pretty neat
  • Villager Pisulin (#65609) 1 Nov 2022, 2:29 am
    Please make more actual designs and less clutter disguised as items. And if you're burned out please work on something else.
  • Villager larkspur (#2071) 1 Nov 2022, 3:18 am
    I find the new items to be peculiarly beautiful, can see them working with other, simpler items on the site and those multiple arms are *chef's kiss*. Thank you for all of your hard work, staff. Hope you guys can feel less swamped soon, especially with more hands on deck! I'm still looking forward to the event!
  • Villager Stunpai (#9171) 1 Nov 2022, 3:31 am
    Nice designs!
  • Villager LooseBoots (#59014) 1 Nov 2022, 5:10 am
    Simply outstanding set for this month.
    ~I hate myself for unable to buy any monthly items...

    Do I miss it or is there any new monthly pet released?
    ~I cannot tell which is a hatching item...
  • Villager blithely (#42853) 1 Nov 2022, 6:31 am
    Twenty more to afford before the month is out? Gaia’s right, this is kind of absurd. I get why it’s effective to capitalize on FOMO, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
  • Villager explosion (#59350) 1 Nov 2022, 7:02 am
    wow this month's theme is incredibly sick. who illustrated this. bravo truly.
  • Villager manatad (#68978) 1 Nov 2022, 7:25 am
    Beautiful!
  • Villager Kerberos (#39752) 1 Nov 2022, 9:51 am
    omg omg so gorgeous
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