Posted by Staff on 2 Nov 2017, 12:23 am
November is here (and has been for a whole day already, sorry we are late guys) so you know what that means, it’s that time again, new monthly goodies!
We’ve also got some Festival info for you so be sure to check that out as well after you are done taking a peek the adorable new stash of Minipets!
The November FD Pets are here! Let's check out what we have for this month...
First up we’ve got Felilidae! We’re not sure who had the idea to cross a kitten with a hummingbird but we’re sure glad that they did!
Watch out, we hear that the Flutter Bandit’s favorite thing to do is steal...But they sure are cute, maybe even cute enough to steal your heart!
These are called Dunks! And we’re just going to leave it at that and move on...
FD Pets can be obtained from the FurDollar Emporium. They have five day breeding cool downs and are available for breeding until December 1st, when a new batch of FD Monthlies will be released.
And now we have some news for the end of the DMM Halloween festival. The official end date is now the 14th of November. The Shop will close on the 21st of November.
As for the Pumpkin Contest, here's a quick run down of the reward tiers:
2,500 grams will net you the gold trophy, as well as Chester's Hat.
1,500 grams will net you the silver trophy.
500 grams will net you the bronze trophy.
Due to feedback, you'll only receive one trophy for the highest tier reached. For every 5000 grams thereafter, you'll receive a special Dragonsmaw Pie item. You can now earn up to 20 of these.
On the 14th of November, the Hallowed Potion will have its price raised to 1,000 FD. Be sure to get yours now, if you're after it!
We'll have an update soon when the Pumpkin Treats are working correctly. Keep an eye on the change-log for this!
Finally, we'd like to apologize to everyone for the chaos of the event, and thank everyone for your patience - we've pushed back the closing date to make sure everything goes smoothly. As some form of compensation, we'll have a bonus exploration event available from the 14th through to the 21st.
Regarding Monthly Contests
Unfortunately we won’t be hosting our normal monthly contests this month. We are seeing very low participation numbers and are planning to do some polling and chatting with all of you out there to see what we can do to make contests more appealing.
We are hoping to be able to come back to you all in December with improved contests that you’ll be lots more interested in entering. And we are looking forward to working with you guys to make that happen!
As for the September and October winners, be on the lookout for a big news post later this week with ALL of the winning entries!
*We will also be announcing the results of the Recycle Species vote soon, we haven’t forgotten, just working out a few little details behind the scenes.*
Thanks for reading, see you all again soon!
♥ ADMIN-MAT ♥ and ★ ADMIN-WISTERIA ★
Posted by Staff on 27 Oct 2017, 5:34 pm
Hi all, looks like we've gotten things all sorted out and we're ready to bring you part 2 of this spooky event!
The Pumpkin growing portion of the event is ready to go, your Herbalists (the ones on your account, not everyone's Herbalists site wide) will be working together to grow the biggest pumpkin that they can! On each Herbalist's work page you will see the special slot at the top that holds your most special pumpkin, you simply have to keep using Fertilizer to keep growing your very special, one of a kind Pumpkin child.
*Details on trophies and prizes for the Pumpkin Growing will be announced soon so be on the look out for a News Flash post regarding that in the near future*
New Recipes & Items
There are 2 new recipes now stocking in the Candy Shop, The Hallowed Potion Recipe and the Pumpkin Treats Recipe, check out the details below on the new items that they make!
First up we have the Hallowed Potion, this potion can be used at your Animal Handler's stables to upgrade the rarity of a Mini-Pet. Each potion will upgrade by one step, Common will upgrade to Uncommon or Rare will upgrade to Super Rare. To upgrade a Mini-Pet from Common all the way The up to Super Rare you will need 3 potions total for that Mini-Pet. The crafting price on this recipe is 500 FD, I am told that that price will be going up after the event ends, 500 FD is a special discounted Event exclusive price.
POTION IS CURRENTLY RENDERING SOME PETS STERILE, THIS IS A GLITCH THAT WE ARE WORKING TO RESOLVE.
Secondly we have the Pumpkin Treats, these treats can be fed to an undomesticated Mini-Pet to instantly bring them up to full domestication! So have fun baking these up for your Mini-Pets.
Pumpkin Treats DO NOT work yet but you can begin making them for use when the coding bugs have been worked out.
Thanks for sticking with me and as always, please to report any bugs if you run into them!
*Exact end dates for the Event and closure of the Candy Shop will be posted with the Pumpkin Growing trophy and prize details*
♥ ADMIN-MAT ♥
Posted by Admin-Wisteria on 25 Oct 2017, 10:28 pm
Hi all! Just quickly letting you know that we've disabled the pumpkin growing part of the event for now until it can be better balanced and tested.
It may or may not be back in time for the conclusion of the event, but all rewards it would have offered will be available in some capacity.
Generally speaking, I'd like for the following to be true before the event returns:
1) Everyone can have a chance to get a gold trophy.
2) Your inventory won't be flooded with items.
I know things have been a little hectic lately, but I'd like to assure everyone your concerns are not going unheard. We'll have more updates on this situation soon!
Posted by Staff on 24 Oct 2017, 9:59 pm
Hi all, I’m here with good news, the Candy Shop is finally opening it’s doors! And if the coding gods are kind to us, the rest of the event will be kicking off tomorrow so cross your fingers, make an offering of bananas, whatever works for you, and hope for the best!
Ok! I know everyone is excited but try to stick with me through the news post before you run off to spend those candy points. Hopefully you turned in all that candy and stocked up on points instead of eating it like some people…Things have been a bit crazy around the Furvilla offices lately, candy hyper mods everywhere.
The current stock is not all that we plan to add so please be aware of that and try not to spend all your points before you see all that is available (we will be adding a recipes and a special item or two). But let’s take a look at what we have available for you all right now!
Event Mini-Pets will be breedable until the end of November!
And as promised we have a thread ready for those free default image changes for those of you that want the more gory version of the Undead Rabbit for their villager! Just come visit the thread and make your post once you’ve used your Magic Plush.
Undead Rabbit Image Change Requests
Looking forward to getting the ball rolling on the rest of this event, have a good night!
♥ ADMIN-MAT ♥
Posted by Staff on 24 Oct 2017, 9:40 pm
Seems we are having some technical difficulties...Apologies! Seems there is a pack of Kritties running wild and knocking things off the shelves, as cats are prone to do...We'll be back with the open shop soon!
Posted by Staff on 23 Oct 2017, 5:09 pm
Good news everyone! The wonderful Kiwiggle has seen your pleas and contacted me with a toned down version of the Zombie Rabbit! We now have the Undead Rabbit, which will be the design applied by the Magic Plush when it is used. The original Zombie base will be able to be used as an alternate version for Painties and we will put up a thread for users to request the default Zombie version be put onto their Undead Rabbit as a "paintie" so it can be marked for gore! Hopefully everyone will be happy with this compromise, toned down version for the site, and optional gory version for the users that fell in love with all of that wonderful creepiness.
And I know you are all waiting on the next parts of the event! We are aiming to have the candy shop open at some point today and then there is still a little fine tuning to do on other things so the rest will be coming soon. You will be getting that promised event extension as well.
♥ ADMIN-MAT ♥
Posted by Staff on 22 Oct 2017, 8:51 pm
Good evening everyone! It seems there is a bit of upset regarding one of our Dragonsmaw Manor Event villager colorations due to the gore factor. Unfortunately we are restricted by coding and will not be able to tag the colorations for those users that are not comfortable with this type of content.
But what I can do is offer an option to any user that wishes to own this coloration and also wants to be sure other users are still comfortable viewing their profiles and villagers!
We will create a thread, once the Magic Zombie Rabbit Plush is officially released, for users to request that their villager be "paintied". Users will provide a villager link to their Zombie Rabbits and I will go through, putting "Painties" onto the villager (the exact same image) so that the Gore tag can be added.
I hope that this will be helpful to all parties. Thank you for expressing your concerns and being patient with us.
EDIT: I am discussing options with some of my Mod team as we are reading your comments and seeing that the proposed solution may not work as we'd like it to. Once we have a solid hold on a final plan we will let you all know! Thanks again for being patient and working with us!
♥ ADMIN-MAT ♥
Posted by Staff on 21 Oct 2017, 6:57 pm
Hello all, just here to touch base with you on a couple things regarding the event!
- First off, we are aware of the exploit that allows users to interact with closed doorsteps. This isn't a major issue by itself, but continued use of this bug will result in all your karma points being purged as it is still abuse of an exploit which is against the site rules.
- Secondly, we are aiming to have the second part of the DMM Event up and running on schedule tomorrow. But if this ends up not being the case and we experience any delays, we are prepared to extend the event dates to compensate.
Also, just a quick reminder for you all to check out the Official Contests forum, we have lots going on there this month!
*September winners will be announced soon, apologies for the delays there.*
♥ ADMIN-MAT ♥
Posted by Admin-Mat on 15 Oct 2017, 12:00 pm
*grumbles as he pulls himself out of bed* Who decided starting these events at noon was a good idea? I’d love to shank the fellow… ahem. Greetings, villagers from far and wide! You may be delighted to hear that the Great Harvest has come, and we at Dragonsmaw Manor are thrilled to welcome you into the dark, creepy recesses of our home…
The Great Harvest is an event where we tirelessly plant pumpkins and carve them into Jack O Lanterns, where upon you can place them onto your doorstep and be blessed by the candies found within.
Begin by collecting your Pumpkin Carving kit by clicking on your own profile.
These pumpkin seeds you receive shall become your way of life. Use your herbalists to grow pumpkins, and your carving kit to shape them into the most beautiful of Jack O Lanterns.
Get it? Your skills will improve as you work at it, not all of us can be instant artists, hmhmmhmm.
You may want to keep these, they could very well be useful in the future.
Be sure to place your Jack O Lanterns on your doorstep (which is also located on your profile) so that the candy fairy
who is most certainly not me can visit your doorstep every ten minutes and deposit goodies into your Jack O Lanterns.
But what good is the treat without the trick, hmm? Well, my fine ladies, gentlemen, and assorted others, you may find it pleasing that you can exert your will upon the doorsteps of others. What good would our Harvest celebration be if it were without some mayhem and trickery?
Earn yourself some positive Karma (who needs that?) by depositing additional Jack O Lanterns and candies into the Jack O Lanterns of your fellow villagers. If you have high Karma, you will find yourself attracting Batbats (hey, it’s baseball season, and even we at Dragonsmaw Manor have a fondness for the sport).
Earn yourself some negative Karma (yes, excellent) by smashing the pumpkins of your fellows, and stealing their candy before they can withdraw it. If you have low Karma, you will find yourself attracting these curious little Ectoplasm.
Clearly, you need to both trick and treat to earn the full swarth of creatures the candy fairy may deliver to your Jack O Lanterns, yes? Yes. It does indeed seem so.
“And what are we doing with this candy, Chester?” you might ask. Well, that is an excellent question. It is one that I have many answers to (see, sometimes the choice is yours, fate has not determined your path, etc). You can convert your candy into Candy Points, or you can eat your candy to earn score toward the Feast. Whichever appeals to you more I assume, however do not forget to withdraw candies from your doorstep or you may find your fellow villagers stealing it more often than not.
Note, however, that the candies (as inventory items) have an expiration date of 14 days, which means that they shall all disappear as soon as that fourteen day passes. Candies do not last forever, my friends. It is a most unfortunate truth to the universe.
Don’t forget to peruse the Karma boards and find out who is being nicest and naughtiest… and exact your judgement upon them however you feel appropriate.
“Chester, what about all of these other items we found perusing the museum archives” you ask? Hahahaha… it seems you will have to wait until the second half of the event to learn more about these, my friends.
Because I wouldn’t be a trickster if I didn’t leave you with some mysteries, now would I?
The second half of the event will begin October 22nd. On that day, the Candy Shop shall open with glorious treats and plushes (after I get an idea of how many candies you feisty bunch have gathered), you shall begin growing pumpkins with the extra goal of pleasing me with the Harvest’s Largest Pumpkin, and these mysteries shall be solved, and—
Has anyone seen my hat? My goodness, where did it go now…
Event Data Corner
- Event Part 2 begins October 22nd, along with the Candy Shop
- Candies have a 14 day rotting period, like most foods and will expire on the 14th day after they have been spawned. Please be sure to use your candies, or convert them, before their expiration
- You can close your Doorstep from your profile if you want to take a break from the event, as many times as you wish
- You will only have the candy fairy visit your profile if you are online! The candy fairy visits every 10 min.
- The candy fairy deposits candy in your stash based on the number of Jack O Lanterns you have, and your Karma score
- Interact with other players’ doorsteps by visiting their profiles, where you can deposit candy, steal candy, deposit Jack O Lanterns, and smash Jack O Lanterns, to change your Karma score
- Event will end November 1st. Candy Shop will close November 8th.
Posted by Admin-Wisteria on 5 Oct 2017, 10:22 pm
Hey all! Just a quick update to let you all know that two new battlegrounds are available:
Challengers & Fierce Fighters.
We're experimenting with a new system with the Challengers battleground. The odds of receiving a Kitsune mini-pet should increase after each battle until it eventually drops for you. Once that particular Kitsune drops, you'll no longer receive this bonus. If all goes well, we'll use this system for future additions.
While there is a small chance of a Kitsune dropping in the Fierce Fighters battleground, it does not use the new system.
Due to this system having a large amount of variance, there has not been a tremendous amount of testing. Please report any issues you encounter!