Posted by Staff on 8 Dec 2016, 8:40 pm
Hello all! Dropping in with some important contact info for you guys this time so please read carefully!
Our lovely dragon admin, Admin-Deinmaar, has been whisked away temporarily and will be unavailable until December 14th so please be patient in waiting for responses to messages sent to [email protected] - Normal Responses will resume on the 14th.
If you have an issue that is time sensitive then please send your email to [email protected] with "Time Sensitive" in your subject line.
We know that a lot of you are eager to be made into an official Furvilla Helper but requests will be suspended and not responded to until Admin-Deinmaar returns on the 14th. Please be patient and do not send multiple requests or bump your messages, you aren't being ignored, we promise!
Thanks for your time and I hope all the new members are enjoy their time here with us so far ♥
Posted by Admin-Mat on 7 Dec 2016, 11:54 am
WOOHOOO!!! Furvilla is launching!
After six months of beta testing, we are happy to welcome all of the furry fandom and beyond into Furvilla! To celebrate our launch, we're hosting a special referral contest with the help of Dandylions LLC, a super talented fursuit making company!
You can win a full suit, partial suit, or fursuit head by participating in our launch referral contest! Any referral you make between December 7 - December 21st is eligible toward the contest. The top three referrers will win a fursuit prize. Check out the page on the Launch Contest for more information (please note the sample fursuit is an example of what Dandylions LLC can make)!
December's Mini-Pets are now stocking in the FurDollar Emporium. These mini-pets have five breeding charges as commons and thirty day cool-down periods, so they should hold their value better! We will be swapping out the monthly mini-pets on the first of the month, meaning the next round comes out January 1st.
The Snow Festival is coming! All the villages of Furvilla will be celebrating the Snow Festival from December 14th - December 28th. During this time, you'll be able to collect items exclusive to this year's snow festival, like a new Furvilla layout skin, home decor, villager colors, plushes, costumes, special effect fairies, and more. Villagers of Tigereye Peak will also be learning a little about their village's backstory in the process!
Home decoration has come just in time for launch! If you visit your Villagers Page you'll see the option to remodel your villager's home so you can start decorating it. You can get furniture from your village's Crafting Shop and go to town with your decorations. Look forward to the Snow Festival's exclusive seasonal decorations as well!
The village mayors are getting comfortable in their new offices and are preparing to communicate with their villages for the first time! Expect each of the mayors to introduce themselves and their village, as well as their plans for the village's development in the next 1-2 days.
Here's to a fine opening!
Posted by Deinmaar on 5 Dec 2016, 1:23 am
Hello everyone! We’ve got some very exciting news to share with you, it’s time to Welcome our new Mods as an official part the Furvilla Staff! We’re very happy to have each and every one of them here now to continue on this journey with us. Opening the site is going to be a big job and having all hands on deck is a very important thing. Please be welcoming to all these fresh new faces when you see them around the site. They won’t be diving into any Mod work until launch but they’re getting their feet wet for now so feel free to say hello.
New Furvilla Moderators
*insert spectacular fireworks show here*
(we spent all the budget on streamers and cake for the party so let your imagination run wild)
Beta Content Rule
Another thing before we let you go, a new rule has been added to the Global Rules section regarding Beta Content so please go and give that a read. There is also a corresponding infraction for this rule addition. Be sure you are all up to date on the Furvilla Site Rules and TOS as we head into the Site’s Grand Opening.
This new rule will be going into effect at launch:
Discussion of, reposting of forum content, or screenshots about Beta activity is strictly forbidden by the TOS. Distribution of this information only serves to incite drama and will not be permitted. Exceptions to this rule are any remade threads for sales, role plays, knowledge base & guides, and site resources.
Edit: Moving farther into this, this rule is mainly to avoid reinstating all the drama and fighting from the Beta. Signatures stating that you were a Beta tester are fine. With the new MOD team coming in, I've adjusted how I want to go forward; less infractions for things we can talk to you first on, more community interaction, which hopefully will bring the community together more. Not literally everything from Beta is banned. If you're unsure about if a signature or screenshot you have will be okay, by all means, ask a MOD; Ask me. I dont mind, and neither do they. We're here to be a part of the Community.
And last but not least, all Container Items and Basic Weapons/Shields have been removed from Restock and returned to their original unlimited stock status.
Check the news post below for important Forum related information!
Posted by Staff on 4 Dec 2016, 6:06 pm
Hi everyone, just stopping by to talk to you about another step to prepare for our official site opening on December 7th! To start everyone off with a clean slate, we will be wiping all content from the forums and doing a bit of restructuring.
This News post is your 48 HOUR WARNING, the forums will be closed and wiped at Midnight Furvilla Time on December 7th so please be sure to collect and save all content that you do not want to lose. Once the forum clean up is complete you will be allowed to re-create any threads that you need to and resume your normal activity.
Thanks so much for reading and have a great day!
Posted by Staff on 28 Nov 2016, 9:11 pm
Hello again! The staff has heard your concerns and we have decided to extend the deadline for 100 FD Painties another 48 hours. The previous news post has been edited to reflect this decision so please re-read and still use that post to determine the exact time of the deadline.
Thanks so much for reading!
Posted by Staff on 28 Nov 2016, 1:03 am
Hello everyone, another quick announcement for you all! Going to cover a couple things here so be sure to give it all a thorough read.
Paintie prices will be going up, from the current 100 Fur Dollars to the new price of 250 Fur Dollars. This news post is the 72 HOUR WARNING for you to submit at the current price, after the 72 hours are up, the new price will be in effect. So be sure to get those cuties into the queue ASAP if you'd like to take advantage of the 100 Fur Dollar price!
Furvilla Staff have come to the decision to push back opening day to December 7th 2016, this is going to give everyone just a little more time to be sure that all the little ducks are in a row and we are ready to give a warm welcome to all our new members.
Winter Holiday Event
And last but not least, we will have a fun winter holiday event coming to you on December 14th so be prepared for the festivities! We're all looking forward to our first holiday event and can't wait to share it with all of you! This event will be bringing a new holiday themed site layout skin, seasonal items, new limited Villager colors, and drum roll please 6 new species will be getting a Costume!
Thanks so much for reading, cheers my busy little beta bugs.
Posted by Staff on 26 Nov 2016, 11:55 pm
EDIT: This update has been temporarily delayed but we will have it up and running ASAP. Thanks for your patience everyone!
Hi there, just a quick announcement!
It's that time again folks, to prepare for Furvilla to open for the public, the Protection Quotient has been re-activated. Please be advised that the quotient has been set to take into account any Warriors that have been active in the last 24 hours.
Everyone get out there and protect your Villages, it's time to work together to kick a little Monster butt!
Posted by Deinmaar on 21 Nov 2016, 6:30 pm
Hey all! Admin-Deinmaar here!
This is the final reminder to get in those MOD Applications if you haven't yet! Apps close tonight at Midnight Furvilla time. So hurry and get those last minute submissions in if you're interested in being a part of the Moderator team.
Also, a reminder to all of you that have applied, be sure to check your emails, we are still waiting on a few replies!
We'd also like to say a big thank you to all of you that have applied this round, there was a wonderful turn out and we enjoyed hearing from you. So whether you ended up being accepted or not, know that your Apps were appreciated and we wish you luck in your future Furvilla endeavors.
Posted by Staff on 21 Nov 2016, 12:41 am
Hey there my busy little beta bees! I've come around again with a couple little news announcements for you so please bear with me.
First up we have some exciting news about Costumes, they will no longer be restricted to the original 6 species! Costumes can now be applied to any of the common species on site so everyone can enjoy the Career Buffs that come along with applying a costume to your Villager. While most species do not have images available now, they may at some point in the future. So if an image becomes available for the species/costume combo on your Villager you will be allowed to convert to that image if you like. You will just need to contact [email protected] with the request.
Paintie Rule Revamp
Second bit of news is that we have made a few tweaks to the Paintie rules to prepare for the site to open and to reflect the change I was just talking about above. Please be sure to do a thorough read through and get familiar with the changes we've made! I know that it's a lot to look through but we appreciate you all taking the time to work with us on this so we can help you keep creating and collecting all those amazing Painties.
-Costumed Villagers can now use any (non-limited) base that is available for the species.
-Costume base pieces may be used on any species as long as the Villager has that costume applied.
-Human traits on Painties are now judged with a numeric threshold.
-Prohibited content has been edited to reflect language standards currently being used for the forums and a Profanity tag has been added for those that wish to block these types of Painties.
-The use of downloaded brushes is allowed but proof must be provided that they can be used for commercial purposes.
**the full wording for these rules can be found on the Paintie Rules page**
Thank you for reading and we hope that you all will be happy with the changes we've made!
Posted by Staff on 16 Nov 2016, 2:06 am
Thanks to the hard work of MOD-Saryumane, MOD-Carissimi, and the rest of the team (plus our wonderful busy little beta bees), I am here to announce the much needed addition of *drum roll please* Fur Idol Rules!
We are hoping that this new set of rules will keep the competition fierce but fair for all involved. So everyone keep up the hard work, get creative, and get those entries in!
New rules will go into effect December 1st
Draw or create a piece of art of your villager doing something cool, vote for the villagers you think are performing the most interesting talents, and behold the winners!
1) Artists may only enter art that they themselves have drawn or created 'from scratch'. This covers traditional, digital, and physical 3d forms of art. This may include shifties that they have created 'from scratch' that include no Furvilla base parts.
2) Artists may not enter: art created on a Furvilla base, art that has been traced or edited from another artist's piece, art that is traced from popular media (ie. meme images), photomanipulations. This also includes any art that is created on a "Pay-to-use" or "Free-to-use" base.
3) Entrants may not pay for votes. You may not bribe others for votes (ie...offering any free items for votes, offering any type of compensation for votes).
4) Entrants are limited to a total of (5) entries per contest, and may not re-enter pieces in back-to-back contests.
5) Advertising threads are allowed but are subject to all forum rules. Advertising threads may ONLY be posted by the artist entering the piece and may not be posted by anyone else. In addition, if the artist is entering multiple pieces, they are limited to making ONE thread that includes links to all their entries.
6) Signature images advertising your Fur Idol image are allowed.
7) Efforts to 'cheat' the system will not be allowed. This includes switching villagers species to put a villager in an underrepresented category in which the art will no longer match the villager, entering the same piece of art for multiple entries, and posting winning pieces more than once.
8) Entries are not required to be of the theme, but are encouraged to be.
Obviously rules 9 and 10 were just put here for a little laugh but please be sure to familiarize yourselves with the rules as you get ready to enter the next cycle of Fur Idol.
And make sure to look at the previous news post for lots of important information and large piles of fluff!