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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!

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

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RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS
Visit the thread here to see all Raffle Prize Winners!

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

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

RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS
Visit the thread here to see all Raffle Prize Winners!

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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.

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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.

Comments


  • Villager Reskel (#1214) 9 Jul 2021, 12:26 am
    no summer event pet :(
  • Villager Teamfailboat (#23909) 9 Jul 2021, 12:29 am
    This was a fun event, thanks staff! Also totally understand skipping the summer event, hopefully that gets the events back on schedule :)
  • Villager xanax (#45544) 9 Jul 2021, 12:54 am
    I love how so much of the commentary and suggestions from participants has been heard, understood, and is intended to be implemented in the future!!!
    Hopefully the seasonal event schedule will be caught up in the future, but it’s totally understandable that something would be skipped to help ensure that~
    Despite the problems that pet sites and other online games often face in the earlier years, experiencing these events and learning from them together (first year NotN on FR anyone???), I know we will all hold fond memories of these early events and embrace any changes in the future!! <3
    Much love to staff and everyone who participated! I hope everyone had fun, and I hope everyone enjoys the bountiful profits of their sea spheres and sea wisp totems in the days ahead <3
  • Villager Seraphic (#17099) 9 Jul 2021, 1:08 am
    had fun !
  • Villager Carl (#56700) 9 Jul 2021, 1:27 am
    WOOOHOOOOO Congratz to all the winners for all contests!
    This event is very fun! I love how the staffs try their best to understand the reasonable requests from users and did improvements even in mid-campaign. Yall even make improvement plans for the future! If anything, it's making me more excited to participate in the next event with my buddies \(≧▽≦)/
    Fall is mah fav season, so very excited for it hnggg o( ≧▽≦ )o
  • Villager Kath (#28841) 9 Jul 2021, 1:39 am
    Although I was especially looking forward to the summer event since I was too much of a newbie to understand and participate in it last year, I'm completely okay with it being skipped as I have to put my DV playing on pause to finish some real life goals, and I'm more of an autumn fan anyway :p

    A lot of creators/teams often feel like they have to push through and make everything even when there's no time, and it often takes its toll on the quality of the work and happiness of the workers, so this is absolutely the right choice. Also, kudos for actively looking for feedback and utilizing it to improve so quickly!
  • Villager Asuka (#5265) 9 Jul 2021, 1:54 am
    Too bad summer is being skipped but it's the right thing to do here. Take all the time you need!
    I'm relieved that ranking based rewards are truly gone as it takes away a lot of the stress caused when already run out of items in the first few days.
    I hope the next event will be just as nice as this one
  • Villager Skeith (#3063) 9 Jul 2021, 2:38 am
    good move on skipping the summer event, it'll shift the events back into the correct timeline. The future plans for this type of event seem interesting and i hope they'll actually be implemented well with the feedback of the userbase.
  • Villager LotusMoon (#9931) 9 Jul 2021, 5:20 am
    I am so pleased we're skipping Summer! It should really help DV get on track with the seasons. I'm so excited for the Fall event- can't wait to try out a few new recipes! Can we ensure there's a baking prompt this time? XD
  • Villager Scheherazade (#11643) 9 Jul 2021, 5:37 am
    Please if the next event has an avatar contest, make if fully on site! By that I mean that you can enter by using a button in the wardrobe with "submit this outfit for the contest". For me, it was just too much of a hassle to find an upload place, add an link and fill in a form all on other sites. Dappervolk would feel so much more develloped if it didn't rely heavily on other sites for official contests.

    I really liked the following aspects of this event;
    -♡The little town
    -♡The short story
    -♡The sidequest with the officiator
    Also, the items were pretty♡
  • Villager DontPanic (#36795) 9 Jul 2021, 6:01 am
    Thanks for this event, I had fun, and really enjoyed the temporary town and Johanness and the first Mate's little adventures!

    Looking forward to seeing how the changes are implemented in the future and very much looking forward to see how the new event type goes in fall. Glad you're giving yourselves time to get a headstart on that and let's see how it goes!
  • Villager Gravy (#6332) 9 Jul 2021, 6:16 am
    These changes sound great! Thank you for listening, especially excited for the passive participation tracking part
  • Villager Winry (#18550) 9 Jul 2021, 7:05 am
    As much as I was looking forward to the summer seasonal stuff I am also 100% good with skipping it so we can get the timing right going forward. Plus this will help the staff focus on getting the Autumn event figured out and settled and released on time!
  • Villager Gaia (#528) 9 Jul 2021, 7:08 am
    "Please if the next event has an avatar contest, make if fully on site! By that I mean that you can enter by using a button in the wardrobe with "submit this outfit for the contest". For me, it was just too much of a hassle to find an upload place, add an link and fill in a form all on other sites. Dappervolk would feel so much more develloped if it didn't rely heavily on other sites for official contests."

    Not sure about a button to enter the contest from the wardrobe, but at least a 'generate outfit/avatar image link' that you can directly post in the entry thread. Same way the scrying workshop on FR generates an image link for scried dragons that can be used on the forums.
  • Villager Villager (#41508) 9 Jul 2021, 7:10 am
    I wonder if the fall event pet will be the same, cycle out, or include both and old and new pet?
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