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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.

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!
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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.


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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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AD THEATER STREAK REWARD
This month, a new deity slinks into view. Visit the Theater and click on the "CHECK REWARDS" button to see the new rewards!
 
WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON
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.

CUSTOM PET & ITEM COPY MAKERS
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.

ARTIST HIRING
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.

WISHING WELL THREAD
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.

DEVELOPMENT STREAM
We'll be hosting a monthly development art stream from now on! This month, the art stream will take place on:
JULY 15TH, 3PM DVT
A status post with a link to the stream will be posted when it begins!

BETA CHANGELOG & RETROSPECTIVE
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.

ROADMAP THREAD
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.

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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.


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The festivities will be fully active for 2 weeks from:
JUNE 21ST 12AM - JULY 5TH 11:59PM DVT
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 FOUND AN EGG
  • 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!

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

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  • 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.

WAYS TO OBTAIN SAND DOLLARS
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

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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!

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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!

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

Upcoming Spring Festivities!

Hello everyone! We hope you're having a wonderful June so far. We're here with news on the Spring and Anniversary events. We've decided to roll them both into one timeframe since the Spring event preparation ended up taking longer than planned.

FESTIVITIES BEGIN ON
JUNE 21ST 12AM DVT, 2021
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The event will be active for 2 weeks, ending on July 5th, 2021
Any extensions/adjustments will be announced as the event progresses.
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While the Spring event will start at this time, we'll be kicking off our
First Anniversary with an Art Development stream at
3PM DVT ON JUNE 21ST!

A link to the stream will be posted when it goes live.
We'll be creating some content for the Anniversary during this stream
which will become available on site on June 23rd!

UPCOMING SPRING EVENT INFO
Here are some details on the upcoming Spring Event!
 
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  • You'll be rolling tasks each day in order to help fill the progression bar and unlock progress in the story!
  • Each roll will give you a set of 3 tasks, you can roll up to 25 times per day.
  • Gain points for each completed task and redeem prizes which will be unlocking 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!
  • We've made a good deal of changes to the way the event works as well as grind balancing and we're looking forward to seeing how it pans out.
  • We'll be making a conclusions news post after the event ends which will include future plans for improvement for the next event!

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SEASONAL MAP, NPC, QUEST, SHOP
  • There will be a special seasonal mini town available to be visited during the event!
  • A new seasonal NPC also inhabits this new area, with a set of event quests which can be completed for seasonal rewards.
  • The new seasonal town along with its NPC will disappear once the event ends, to return annually.
  • An event shop will become accessible at 12AM on June 22nd, stocked with all seasonal items for spring.
  • Event currency will be earned through the CO-OP event, Seasonal Event Quests, and various site mechanics.

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There will be an Avatar Contest and a Creativity Prompt contest held during the event!

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We're looking forward to sharing our first Spring event, as well as
having our first official development stream after launching!
Thank you for your patience and support as always, we'll see you soon!

Welcome to June!

Hello everyone! Welcome to June, we hope you had a refreshing springly month and are in good spirits for warmer weather.

Our twelfth month of limited shops has arrived:
June's theme is the Verdant & Pale Fairy!
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With the magnolia's first bloom, a spring wind blows.
With the shifting of the seasons, leaves bedeck the blooming expanse,
offering a green respite. The stewards of the grove ready
merrily in the warm sunlight.


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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!

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Pai's Shop of Wonders
Pai will host these 12 items (6 per colour theme) 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.

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Agnes' Perpetual Shop
Agnes' shop this month stocks two chests, one for each colour variant. Each chest is 1000 Turnips, and contains a set of 6 shop items from Pai. 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.

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Oran's Emporium
Oran's chance shop will be stocked with these ten 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 June 30th, after which they will be removed to house July's monthly items!

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With the arrival of the summer season, a new Seasonal Shard Pet has appeared!

  • The recipe for this seasonal pet's hatching item is unlocked by default, the ingredients are in Pai, Agnes, and Oran's shop Bonus Prize pools.
  • This Seasonal Pet will remain in the shops for 3 months and rotate out at the end of August to be replaced by a new pet.
  • Seasonal pets will be obtainable annually on a rotation! The items the seasonal pets hatch from can be alchemized at any time of year as long as you have the shards.
  • The item alchemy recipe for the hatching item is automatically unlocked for all users, you can view it in your item alchemy page.

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With the arrival of June, the sparkling one makes themself known. A seasonal quest is now available once again with Trout, simply speak to him in 3's Forest to begin "Trout and the Rainbows of June!"

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Every year in June on Dappervolk, rainbows and prisms light up
the landscape anywhere they can. In the sky after a light mist,
in the reflection over a lake, and in the eyes of your loved ones.


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AD THEATER STREAK REWARD
This month, a new deity illuminates your path. Visit the Theater and click on the "CHECK REWARDS" button to see the new rewards!
 
WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON
Here's a look into what we're currently prioritizing, among other smaller bug and QoL fixes!

SPRING EVENT
Some of our progress was previously delayed by IRL circumstances, but we're hard at work on the upcoming spring event! We're excited to show you what we have in store, but here's a quick sneak peek at the upcoming features for now.
  • A mysterious place awaits your wandering spirit.
  • A series of quests accompany your journey.
  • An event feature with a much needed revamp!
  • An event shop!
  • Event Contest forum threads!

DAPPERVOLK ANNIVERSARY
June 21st is the date of Dappervolk's first anniversary! We're so excited to celebrate one year with our lovely community. There will be some small collectibles to obtain and a development art stream around the Anniversary. More details will be posted once they are concrete!

CUSTOMS QUEUE
Our main artist is currently working on 5-10 items/pets as the first completed batch of custom maker requests! We're aiming to complete one batch like this per month for the time being. If you have a request in the queue that is marked as assigned, that means that it's currently being worked on! We'll also be making an expansion on the custom system with the completion of the first batch that will allow copies to be created by custom owners.

ARTIST HIRING
We're getting ready to start on a search to expand our artist team! The first step will be to find artists with the potential to match the site's style who are willing to join our new Junior art team. We'll be easing our team into creating site assets with simpler tasks initially. More info on this will be posted once we finalize details.

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