DAPPERVOLK IS HIRING!

Hey guys, we're looking to expand our developer team for Beta to lighten the workload that we have scheduled for the coming months. We're be looking for professional, experienced developers in various fields, so please review the criteria below - if you feel that your skills fit what we are looking for, please email [email protected] with your portfolio, resume, preferred rates, and Dappervolk username/ID if applicable.

Here are the types of developers that we are currently looking to hire:

MINIGAME PROGRAMMER
  • Experience making HTML5 games with high compatibility for all browsers
  • Experience in Construct2, Phaser, CreateJs
  • Experience with Game Optimization. Ie. reducing CPU load
  • Other HTML5 game engine experience is a bonus!
  • Able to do game maintenance, bug fixes, gameplay adjustments/edits on existing games as well as new games
  • Willing to work closely with back end developers to implement games, scoring systems, validation logic
  • Experience with online realtime multiplayer browser games

FULL STACK PHP DEVELOPER
  • Backend: PHP (Laravel framework)/MySQL
  • Frontend: HTML/Javascript (JQuery)/SASS
  • UI/User Experience Design
  • Experience with Server Stability
  • Experience/understanding of the Pet/Avatar site niche

For both of these positions, we're looking for someone who is professional, communicative, knowledgeable about the pet/avatar site niche, and can mesh well with the team. We’re primarily looking for a minigame programmer at this time, but also putting out feelers for a suitable full stack dev in the future.

Note that although we’d like to reply to each and every application sent in to us, we will not be able to due to the volume of said applications. You will get a reply if we're interested or if we have further questions for you.

Thank you for reading, and feel free to share this around to spread the word!

Welcome to Beta Day 7! UPDATES & BUGFIXES

Hey guys, we're happy to see everyone's made it to Day 7 of beta! Here are some updates on what we've been doing behind the scenes.

At the moment, our primary attention is focused on looking at bug reports, aka identifying and prioritizing game/progression breaking issues to fix. We've been doing that in order to iron out anything causing players to be unable to progress as intended. After things are smoother, we're looking at balancing, which we'll be doing throughout the rest of beta as well to improve player experience.

Finally, we'll be looking at and keeping a record of suggestions and feedback from all suggestion boards in order to improve the site post-beta. Note that although our moderators and admin may not be able to answer every suggestion thread, we do read them all and will be keeping a permanent record of them in order to improve the site later on.

We're also keeping changelogs for quest and coding/balance fixes! Some changes may appear on site earlier than they appear on changelogs because of the need to test the changes and make sure they're working.

Feel free to subscribe to the following topics for updates:
QUEST CHANGELOG
SITE FEATURES CHANGELOG

As an additional note about forums, there are helpful stickies in each forum section with guidelines and rules that everyone should read before making a topic!
Below are some especially useful topics you should check out:
FAQ
- Especially useful for all newbies who might be having trouble with various parts of the site.
HOW TO REPORT A BUG
- Using this method to report a bug will help our staff pinpoint the issue easily!

Welcome to Dappervolk Beta!

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Hello everyone, we're super excited to finally open our in-progress pet & avatar game to a larger audience.
Below we'll be outlining important info, things to look forward to, and other related news regarding our testing phase!

WHAT TO EXPECT
Due to time constraint and in the interest of not delaying Beta launch any further, you might find that some features of the site aren't fully working or have errors, please see our forums for guidelines on how to submit bug reports! We'll be fixing bugs and pushing new updates throughout Beta, so expect possible downtimes, lag, or things not working correctly! The site has grown considerably since its Alpha iteration back in March 2017, so we'll need some time to sort through and perfect our new features. Looking forward to working with everyone!

SIGN UP WINDOWS

Here is info on all of our current sign up windows, more will be announced as beta progresses!

BETA DURATION
We're planning to run Beta for at least 2-3 months, potentially longer.

BETA WIPE
At the end of beta, all account progress, currency, items will be wiped! Only Account names and IDs will remain.

BETA SPECIFIC OFF SITE TRADING RULES
  • Offsite Trading of in game items will not be allowed during beta, since all items will be wiped at the end.
  • Offsite Trading of Item Redemption Codes for Offsite digital content are allowed at your own risk, provided the other site in question also allows it. Moderators will not be able to intervene on these trades gone awry.
  • Trading codes/items for IRL currency is not allowed, doing so will result in a banned account.

Please read additional rules in our ToS, Code of Conduct, and Rules & Guidelines!

PLANNED CONTENT UPDATES
We've released Beta with about half of its planned content, we'll be doing the following updates throughout beta to add more content to the game!

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We'll be testing out a co-op style event at some point during beta, stay tuned for updates on that!

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A town includes 6 NPC's worth of story content, and a full repertoire of clothing, pets, and shops to unlock. Update coming in about a month from now!

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A town includes 6 NPC's worth of story content, and a full repertoire of clothing, pets, and shops to unlock. Update coming in about 2 months from now!

BETA SUPPORT BUNDLES
Want to support Dappervolk during Beta? We'll be releasing 2 Beta bundles containing Limited item codes in the next few days, more info soon!

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CUSTOM ITEM RACE
Custom item makers won't be functional in beta. However, in order to test its rarity, we''ll be awarding the top two people who generated the most out of Chance Machines with actual custom maker items in Official Launch! There will be one winner for each type: Custom Pet Creator and Custom Item Creator.

PREMIUM ACCOUNT BADGES
To all backers of our Kickstarter, you will notice that you've received a Premium Account Badge when redeeming your Pledge bundle. They are currently not yet fully implemented, but we'll be posting a news article when they are functional!

That's all for now, more detailed updates coming with each new release! Have fun!

DAPPERVOLK BETA SUPPORT BUNDLES!

Hey guys, here's how you can help support Dappervolk during beta as well as get some nice limited items that will carry over to official launch! Everything in these 2 bundles will be sold during our Beta Testing period only, and will retire afterwards!

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MUSICAL SUPPORT BUNDLE CONTAINS
COST: $10 USD @GUMROAD

  • Teal Ribboned Lute Pet Hatching Item
  • Musician's Potion Coat Avatar Item
  • Musician's Teal Hairstyle Avatar Item
  • Musician's Winged Cello Avatar Item

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MAGICAL SUPPORT BUNDLE CONTAINS
COST: $10 USD @GUMROAD

  • Enchanted Bottle Pet Hatching Item
  • Druid's Vine Hairstyle Avatar Item
  • Druid's Vine Shoes Avatar Item
  • Druid's Vine Staff Avatar Item

Thanks for all your support!!

NOTE: The "key" you get instantly after purchase is just a gumroad transaction ID, please wait up to a week for an email with the bundle code to be sent to you! If you don't get a code after more than a week, feel free to email [email protected] or send in a ticket with your email!

Scheduled Server Upgrade Downtime!

Hey guys, just letting you know that the site will be down briefly tonight in about 2 hours.

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APPROX. 5PM - 5:30PM Dappervolk time tonight!

We'll be upgrading our server for added speed to hopefully accomodate Standard release better tomorrow!

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