Posted by Owner-Quinn on 17 Sep 2021, 12:36 pm
We will be going into a downtime tomorrow on Saturday, September 18, at 10 am Furvilla time.
This will be to upload and test code for the upcoming Oceandome Festival. This will take at least 2 hours, but has the potential to take several depending on how things go.
We still tentatively plan to hold the event at the end of the month. I realize this puts it pretty close to the Harvest Carnival's traditional time slot, but that's just the way the pine nut cookie crumbled!
Also, as mentioned in previous news post, fixing player login streaks from the database crash will need to be done AFTER this downtime, one at a time. So please bear with me and keep growing your streaks. This will not require a downtime, and I'll post a news post when that is done.
Posted by Owner-Quinn on 14 Sep 2021, 9:23 am
Firstly I want to apologize for the downtime we had yesterday that seemingly wiped some of your progress from that day. Here’s a detailed explanation of what happened, to the best of my knowledge.
Sometime in the late afternoon yesterday, September 13, the server holding Furvilla’s databases went down. The server provider found that the physical driver had failed and needed to be replaced. Unfortunately it appears this means that they had to roll-back the data to the previous back-up, which would have been around 2 am September 13th.
This means there was about a 15 hour period of activity that was lost and rolled back to the status of how things were at 2 am.
Fortunately this means that any material or currency spent will have also returned to you. Any trades and purchases are as if they never occurred. Reagents you used to craft items should have rolled back. Unfortunately, I cannot give you back time and effort and can only offer my sincere apologies.
One scenario that may need special attention is if you lost your half of a transaction that was made independently with another individual. For example if you traded for an item with art or off-site currency, or were paid in FD for such, it may have rolled back. If such happened to you, please first try to work it out with the individual you made the transaction with so they can make good on their half of the deal. Failing that, feel free to file a report and we can attempt to mediate or compensate when appropriate. We may need proof such as dated screenshot that such transaction would have been agreed upon.
Finally, I understand that many players lost their daily streaks. This all depends on when you happened to log in last. Fortunately I should be able to fix all lost streaks. This would be a matter of me manually looking at the backup data and seeing what the streaks were of all active players before the database crashed, and adding that back.
Fixing the streaks will take several days for me to get to, so please keep on logging in and growing your streaks. Please do not file reports about lost streaks as I will be checking all players automatically. I will have to do this after an already-scheduled long downtime later this week.
Hope that addresses your biggest concerns. If I missed anything please go ahead and comment here. Thank you!
Posted by Owner-Quinn on 5 Sep 2021, 11:31 am
Just a quick little post about the Oceandome Festival! My apologies for it being a little delayed this year. We are hard at work revamping it for the long term, and the coding aspect is quite a lot for a little scatter-brained squirrel such as myself. Tentatively we are planning to hold it in the latter half of the month of September, hopefully not later so it doesn't effect the Harvest Festival. There will need to be a downtime for testing. I will post a warning about that and the dates of the festival when they are decided.
Thank you all for your patience, and I hope you are enjoying the changing of the season!
Posted by Admin-Mat on 2 Sep 2021, 6:40 pm
It's that time again...Looks like a new friend has come to town, everybody say hello to the Feast Bear, be sure to make this new Villager feel welcome!
Feast Bear is now available through the use of the Feast Costume on your lovely Bear villagers!
Have Delicious Day!
♥ ADMIN-MAT ♥
Posted by Admin-Mat on 1 Sep 2021, 12:01 am
Hey, it’s September everyone! Let’s check out the new 1st of the month items!
Take a peek out the September FD Pets!
Studious little friends! Skool Beetles!
Say hello to an old friend! The Pet Pine Cone!
It’s the African Wild Dog! They’re back again and looking for some wild times!
FD Pets can be obtained from the FurDollar Emporium. They have five day breeding cool downs and are available for breeding until October 1st.
September Feast Minipets
♥ ADMIN-MAT ♥
Posted by Admin-Mat on 1 Aug 2021, 12:05 am
Hey, it’s August everyone! Let’s check out the new 1st of the month stuff!
Take a peek out the August FD Pets!
Fast little friends! Cheetah Cubs!
Say hello to an old friend! The Lobata!
It’s the Kapro! They’re back again and looking for treats to chomp!
FD Pets can be obtained from the FurDollar Emporium. They have five day breeding cool downs and are available for breeding until September 1st.
August Feast Minipets
♥ ADMIN-MAT ♥
Posted by AdminAssistant on 14 Jul 2021, 11:43 am
Hello everybody! Hope you all had fun during the last Grande Tourney and congratulations again to Quetzal Palace for winning! But now....it's time for the contest winners! Since we only had a single contest, we're gonna get right into it:
Oozy Goo Chibi Shifty Paintie Contest!
In first place: Mapledragon #196307
In no particular order, the other four winners:
Upon pming Admin-Mat , each winner will recieve:
A Golden Paintbrush Trophy, a choice of any 3 current or past FD Emporium Pet Boxes or 1 Magic Chibi Shifty Sticker, and a Paintie Upload or a Paintie Ticket. The First Place Winner will also receive 1 Furvilla Sticker Pack Series 1.
Congratulations to all the winners and don't forget to spend your coins in the shop before it closes!
Posted by Owner-Quinn on 11 Jul 2021, 2:03 pm
I'm pleased to announced some new features to stalls.
FurCash Renamed to FurCoins
Previously, Furvilla's most used currency was named FurCash. We felt this name wasn't consistent with its image representation, and was also redundant with FurDollars.
From this point on, FurCash will be officially referred to as FurCoins. The abbreviation for this currency will remain FC.
No Transfer Items and Stall Search
With this update, all "No Transfer" items have become un-priced.
• Items marked with a "No Transfer" tag cannot be sold, viewed in, or purchased from player stalls. Stall searches will now automatically filter out non-transferable items.
• Stall searches will now provide a link directly to the seller's stall.
• Stalls themselves will now only show stock that is priced and able to be purchased.
As a seller, you may now add some flavor to your stall with some optional customizations! This is all done from Manage Stall.
• Stall Name: You may give your stall a name! It is subject to a character limit and must subscribe to the same content rules as villager names.
• Stallkeeper: You may select any one of your villagers to be your stall's keeper. Their image will appear on your stall page as a stallkeep, much like official shops in the game.
• A special stall icon will appear under your stallkeeper villager's icon, seen on your user profile.
• As a bonus, the first time you set a stallkeeper, you will be able to redeem two special prizes, an outfit and a keepsake! They are non-transferable, and you may only claim them once per account.
These items provide all standard bonuses to all careers.
• Stallkeeper Text: You may type up a little blurb for your stall shop. It is subject to a character limit and must subscribe to the same content rules as user and villager profile descriptions.
There have been updates to the stock management on your Manage Stall page.
You may now customize the order of the items in your stall by designating a sorting priority. A smaller number will sort higher than a bigger number. The default is 9999. Your stall will sort items first by sorting priority, followed by when it was added.
Items will display a red warning symbol if there is any reason they will not appear in your stall. This can be if:
• The item is non-transferrable. It will be marked with a red ban symbol.
• There is no valid price set. An item must have both a currency and value chosen. If not, it will display a red exclamation point.
NOTE: pricing currency no longer defaults to FC. You MUST select your desired currency as well as the value.
If you don't set a valid currency, it will set the price to zero. The aim is to eliminate instances of accidental pricing of items to FC when FD was intended.
It is now possible to make all your purchases anonymous to sellers. You may do this by selecting the "anonymous stall purchases enabled" checkbox under the community section in your user settings.
When this checkbox is toggled, all sellers will see your purchases as "anonymous" in their stall logs.
Okay, that's all! As always, please report any discovered bugs or issues to me via reports or the bug report forum.
Posted by Owner-Aspen on 10 Jul 2021, 12:01 am
Congratulations to QUETZAL PALACE for winning the Grande Tourney!
Your citizens have fought persistently and valiantly, and all of Furvilla extends their paws to you in celebration!
♫♫Weeee are the champions, my friendddd!♫♫
If you have participated in this year's Tourney, please make sure that you head on over to the Festival Shoppe to pick up your trophy.
Also, as a memento for the winners, all participants may pick up a free 2021 Tourney Champion Banner souvenir in the shoppe as well.
Please pick up your trophy and souvenir before the shop closes next weekend. Also make sure to spend any remaining shoppe points before then as well. Remember, you may keep coins until next year, but any unspent points will expire at the end of the event.
If you have been using the blessed Grande Melee weapons, you will notice they have now gone to sleep until next year, when they will again awaken once again to fight! Any leftover chests will not be able to be opened until next year. The redemption code is now inactive.
To all who participated in the Grande Tourney, thank you. No time like the present to start training for next year!
- Aspen -
Posted by Owner-Aspen on 9 Jul 2021, 12:45 pm
Furvilla will be entering a scheduled maintenance mode this Sunday, July 11th at 12pm, Furvilla Time. During this downtime we will be adding new site features pertaining to user stalls.
We expect this downtime to last several hours. Please plan accordingly. Thank you!
Even though he is battle damaged, Quinn is still coding!
Grande Tourney Ends Tonight!
Please remember that today is your last day to earn Royal Coins through participating in the Grande Tourney. It sure is a close race! Who will be the winner?
Who will light up the sky this year?
Remember, you may spend your Shoppe Points until the Prize Shoppe closes, but any unspent points will be lost when the event ends. You may hold your Royal Coins to convert next year.
Oozy Goo Chibi Shifty Paintie Contest Reminder!
You still have a little bit of time to get your art on in Admin-Mat's Oozy Goo Chibi Shifty Paintie Contest!
If you are feelin' a bit slimy, why not channel those feelings into a shifty paintie for wonderful prizes?
The Oozy Goo Chibi Shifty Paintie Contest ends at July 9th, 11:59 pm Furvilla Time - TONIGHT!
Have a grande weekend!
- Aspen -