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September 25th Update!

Hello everyone! We'd like to announce some new wishing well content,
rule updates, new forum sections, and our newly hired artist team.

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We had a super fun stream this month working on various wishes for
new items and pets. 10 new clothing items and 1 new pet species
are now available to be obtained through gameplay!

If you would like to make a wish for a pet/item to be created for the
site, visit the Wishing Well thread!

NEWLY GRANTED WISHES

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MERCAT PET SPECIES
Wished for by HARMONY (#494)

A flash of colour swims by.
The Mercat is a fantastical pet species which can be obtained through
pet alchemy, with its recipe available in random item alchemy and
Agnes' daily quest rewards.

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EMBROIDERED SASH
Wished for by KYRIATHE (#24245)

A heavy waist sash with intricate sewing.
Embroidered sashes can be obtained through random encounters,
random item alchemy, and specific alchemy recipes.

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LAURELS
Wished for by CILONEN (#43977)

A delicately arranged circlet of metallic leaves around the head.
Laurels of different colours can be obtained through random events,
random item alchemy, and specific alchemy recipes.

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RULE UPDATES
We've made the following changes to the Terms of Service and Rules of Conduct. This will require users to re-sign the Terms of Service across the site! All rule adjustments were made for better clarity and to stay up to date with the development of our community.

TERMS OF SERVICE UPDATES

Adoptables/Closed Species Definition Update
Under section III. User Conduct, Clause 9. “Cross-site Trading” - 2. Genres of games with which cross-site trading is not permitted, we've elaborated on what an Adoptable and “closed species” community includes:
Adoptable and “closed species” adoptable communities that have their own game-like elements, currency, or assets which can be traded outside of the community.

VPN Rule Update
We've removed the no VPN rule to adjust to the fact that VPN's have become more and more essential to daily life for many in recent years. Rather than a blanket ban on VPN's, we've added an FAQ disclaimer for their usage:

Q: Can Dappervolk be accessed while using a VPN?
A: Users may use a VPN when accessing the site at their own risk. Usage may cause IP-related overlaps with others users due to how many service providers distribute IPs to their users. As it is difficult to detect VPN usage, this could result in investigation or account actions being taken due to how account interaction may appear to Staff. 

RULES OF CONDUCT UPDATES

Referral Bribery
We've added a section to describe our stance on referral bribery which occurs off-site.

Scamming
We've updated our rules on Scamming and expanded it into a section of its own for better clarity.

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NEW FORUM SECTIONS
With these rule updates, we've also updated the rules in some Forum Rules & Guideline thread as well as added brand new forums and subforums in order to better sort threads and provide spaces for activities that didn't exist before.
 
We'll be spending the next couple of weeks moving existing threads to the appropriate new forums. If you don't see your thread moved and would like it moved after a week, please send in a ticket to request it!

FORUM SECTION GUIDELINE UPDATES
We've added new rules & guideline threads stickied to the top of each new subforum:

Roleplay Content Guidelines
Events Forum Rules & Guidelines
Hangouts Rules & Guidelines
Customs Rules & Guidelines
Offsite Trades Rules & Guidelines
Art Posts Rules & Guidelines
Writing Commissions Rules & Guidelines
RP Classifieds Rules & Guidelines


We also updated the following existing forum stickies to stay in line with the updated content:

DV & Lore Rules & Guidelines
Tradesmarket Rules & Guidelines
Art Commissions Rules & Guidelines
RP & Writing Rules & Guidelines
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NEW ARTIST TEAM
We're super excited for our new artist team to join us! Currently, we're in the process of training everyone and having fun brainstorming new content for the future. Say welcome to our new staff members! Here is a list of who they are:

Ephemeral (#11) ♦ Valkyrie (#278)
spinaria (#3790) 
♦ Misha (#3988)
Mei (#5393) 
♦ fireflysummers (#5967)
magicsyrup (#20746) 
♦ hoodiedogs (#26933)
Flocksy (#31552) 
♦ Cattrin (#48703)

Misha is our long time pixel artist and has
officially joined the on site art team!


Feel free to visit the Staff Page to read about each staff member. We're anticipating some time spent doing training but we're excited to see their future contributions!

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

Comments


  • Villager Shadowbanish (#20601) 25 Sep 2021, 1:41 pm
    Massive congrats to the artists! Best of luck in your new roles! :D

    And woooo! I'm loving the subforums! (^____^)b
  • Villager Fennelroot (#17874) 25 Sep 2021, 1:43 pm
    Your stance on referral bribery just isn't there? It just describes what it is.

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  • Villager Jinoga (#31533) 25 Sep 2021, 1:43 pm
    Congrats to the new artists!

    Also, I'm mildly confused on the Referral Bribery addition to the Rules of Conduct. You say you provide a stance, but... the section is just describing what Referral Bribery means? Does that mean DV just has a neutral stance? I'm a little confused here, there's no direct wording in that section regarding the stance DV is taking.
  • Villager Fennelroot (#17874) 25 Sep 2021, 1:44 pm
    No I'm blind nvm
  • Villager Jinoga (#31533) 25 Sep 2021, 1:53 pm
    Ahh same, Fennel. I don't understand why it's in a "note" underneath it, because it feels like it's supposed to be a sidenote, but eh, I just got out of bed so... I think the wording could be tweaked a little for more clarity, but I'm glad we finally get a stance on that.
  • Villager Calix (#5919) 25 Sep 2021, 2:24 pm
    So many nice updates! Love the new forum categories and the mercat! Laurels are really gorgeous too.

    I am a little bummed that it's not disclosed which artists are turnip vs usd, I was hoping we would get that info as a bit of a resolution to the whole turnip artist issue, to show that the teams are indeed fairly balanced between the currency types and to prove it didn't sway the artist choices. I still genuinely feel uneasy and bad about that whole situation and we never really seemed to get any answers or resolution. It sorta feels like it got swept under the rug and ignored while nothing got changed.

    It's just a bad feeling to still have all those legitimate concerns floating around, and I guess I was holding out hope that the artist announcement would give us answers.

    I don't intend to start drama or be rude with any of this, sorry if it comes off that way at all!
  • Villager larkspur (#2071) 25 Sep 2021, 2:35 pm
    A splendid update! Congratulations to the new artists, and thank you DV staff!!
  • Villager Niruth (#6443) 25 Sep 2021, 3:03 pm
    Congrats to the new artists!
  • Villager Timeless (#53763) 25 Sep 2021, 3:07 pm
    Congratulations to those who made it on the artist team!
  • Villager Vio (#8758) 25 Sep 2021, 3:07 pm
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    what is THAT
  • Villager Hunt (#20632) 25 Sep 2021, 6:14 pm
    :o
  • Villager Punkin (#5571) 25 Sep 2021, 8:32 pm
    Ohh mercat. I love it! Read through the TOS and it all sounds fair to me.
  • Villager Oracle (#6082) 25 Sep 2021, 11:11 pm
    I’m so happy for DV and the new artist team. I look forward to all your valuable contributions and amazing talents in Dappervolk’s future. Congratulations everyone!
  • Villager Forelle (#2921) 26 Sep 2021, 12:07 am
    Congrats to all the new artists!!!
  • Villager SCP1689 (#22016) 26 Sep 2021, 1:24 am
    oh thank turnip it was a ToS update. i thought i was being terminated
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