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Treasure Hunt Update and Reminder

Posted by Owner-Aspen on 11 Oct 2021, 4:18 pm

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Update and Reminder!

Since you've all worked so hard together to have the Treasure Hunt Map completed so quickly, I've asked the Traveler to add a little something extra to the Secret Prize Shop... and for only 1 plunder point!

Treasure Hunter Map How-To will help you to create your very own Treasure Hunter Map keepsake.

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Crafters, get to work!


I hope this helps you to clear up some of your extra map pieces and turn them into a small memento from this year's event.

Remember, this year's fragment will not be used next year, so any extras you have are just for hoarding purposes.

Don't forget, you have until tomorrow, October 12th at 11:59 PM Furvilla Time to collect map fragments and fully max out your ship for maximum plunder and personal glory!

Congrats to all the teams for working together!

Arrr!
- Aspen -


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October Is Here!!!!!

Posted by Admin-Mat on 1 Oct 2021, 12:01 am

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Hey, it’s October everyone, super spooky time! Let’s check out the new 1st of the month items!

New Minipets

Take a peek out the October FD Pets!

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Cute and spooky little buddies! Jack-O-Bears!

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Say hello to an old friend! The Pawsum!

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It’s the Barn Owl! They’re back again to make sure your month is a hoot!

FD Pets can be obtained from the FurDollar Emporium. They have five day breeding cool downs and are available for breeding until November 1st.

October Feast Minipets

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Happy Halloween Month!
♥ ADMIN-MAT ♥


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Contests!

Posted by AdminAssistant on 28 Sep 2021, 7:39 pm

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There are a bunch of new contests for everyone to participate in!
Go check them out!

In particular we have another Questionable Quiztacular Contest!
The first Questionable Quiztacular question will be posted on September 29th at 12:00 PM Furvilla time.
Make sure to subscribe to the thread so you can get updated on when the next question gets posted!

Have fun!

☀ MOD-Thaleia ☀


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The Treasure Hunt Begins!

Posted by Owner-Aspen on 27 Sep 2021, 8:34 pm

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Ahoy!

I am pleased to announced the start of Oceandome's annual Treasure Hunt!

The Treasure Hunt starts now and will run until 11:59 PM on October 12th.

The Prize Shoppe(s) will open when unlocked, and will close at 11:59 PM on October 19th.


Now, read on and pay close attention! The event has been completely redesigned from its previous iterations.

Join Your Team

To foster the spirit of cooperation, Oceandome's own Mayor Octavia has decreed that all participants in the Hunt be organized into three teams, independent of which village you hail from.

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Octavia has assigned her dear friend, Hammondae, as the Hunt's chief organizer. Hammondae will interview you each one by one to determine which team best fits your personality. What they say goes, no take backs!

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Will you be a Deapsea Dreamer, a Kreeping Kraken, or a Seafaring Serpent? Only Hammondae can say.


Once you join your team, you will be assigned a ship and meet your crew. Your crew will welcome you with a special gift, and help you to embark on your adventure!

The Treasure Map

Once aboard your ship, you will be taken to the Hunt's main hub where you see part of a Treasure Map. When the event first starts, the only accessible parts of this map will be links to a Novice Battleground and a Contest page.

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The Hunt's battlegrounds, such as the novice-level Rainbow Mini Krakens, function like any event battleground and may also be accessed from any of your warriors' career page. Special event loot may be won from the Hunt's battlegrounds.

The contest is a friendly art contest where players are invited to design their ship's flag. Make sure you visit the contest thread and read the rules for more info.

There are several additional map locations to be discovered! Each team will compete to discover the next part of the map by contributing Treasure Hunt Map Fragments to a common pool.

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Treasure Hunt Map Fragments are attained in two ways: as loot from the Hunt's battlegrounds, and as drops found by explorers while doing regular exploring.

Any map fragments you contribute will advance your team's progress towards unlocking the next area on the Treasure Map. Once an area is unlocked, every player will have access to that area, regardless of team affiliation.

If another team beats yours to unlocking the next area, don't fret. The progress your team made will be applied to the following area, thus giving your team a head start!

Without giving away too much, I will simply say that most the areas unlocked will give you opportunities to do what this event is all about... hunting for treasure!

Please note that this year's Treasure Hunt Map Fragments will not keep their use beyond this year. So while you can hold on to extra map fragments as souvenirs, they will not give a head start in the next Treasure Hunt.

Your Ship and Crew

When you first join the event, you will be given a simple boat and a crew. Hover over their icons to familiarize yourself with your shipmates.

Every 2 hours, you will be able to send your crew out to sweep the areas around your ship to hunt for treasure and other special items.

Your ship is able to be upgraded twice. Progress on upgrading your ship is made by helping to unlock the Treasure Map by contributing Treasure Hunt Map Fragments.

With each upgrade of your ship, you will also take on an additional crew member. This means more potential treasure found with each sweep!

Furthermore, with their unique skills and responsibilities, each crewmember will give you handy alerts to such events as new map areas being discovered, the crew being ready to search for treasure, your ship being ready for upgrade, and treasure being spotted in various areas of the map.

However, if personal glory is what you crave, there is a leaderboard to keep track of which ship has contributed the most map fragments. You will also receive a special prize at the Hunt's end for successfully upgrading your boat to Tier 3, regardless of where you fall on the leaderboard.

Treasure

Oodles of treasure... the ultimate goal of any treasure hunt, right?

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As alluded to earlier, there are two ways to hunt for treasure:

- Sending your crew to sweep the area for treasure every 2 hours. Remember, the bigger the boat the bigger your crew, and the more treasure they will find.

- Searching unlocked areas on the map for treasure. Treasure will spawn in each area in different ways. Each area has a crew member with the ability to automatically alert you to the presence of treasure in their assigned area. So don't neglect on upgrading your boat and growing your crew!

Each team has a different pool of treasure that may be discovered by your crew with each sweep. However, your team does not effect which treasure you may discover in the areas of the treasure map.

So in the end, what do you do with your treasure?

You can convert it to Plunder Points! Plunder Points are currency which you will be able to spend on prizes at the end of the event. You may select treasure you want to convert via the link on the event page, or directly from your inventory.

Note that unspent Plunder Points will not carry over to next year. But feel free to be a hoarding dragon and keep the treasure for your ever-growing trove! All treasure from this year, as well as previous years may be converted to Plunder Points in this and future Hunts.

Oh yes, a certain traveling hyena wanted me to mention that should you happen to be an older player and still have leftover pieces of treasure from previous Hunts, it will still benefit you to earn as much as you can this year to spend in the prize shoppe(s). That's all I can really say at the moment though... Shoppe(s).

A Special Note from Quinn

While we've done our best to test all potential bugs, there is certainly the chance that something could go awry as this newly designed event plays out fully for the first time. I will be keeping close watch, but please do report any discovered bugs in the bug report forum. Thank you!

Ahoy, Ahoy, Enjoy!


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Daily Streaks Restored!

Posted by Owner-Quinn on 18 Sep 2021, 11:31 pm

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Hello! Daily login streaks that were lost on September 13 (those that were at least at 3 at the time and have been maintained since then) have been manually restored.

If you notice your streak seems to be incorrect please comment here or file a report and I'll look at it case to case.

Thank you!

-Quinn


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Downtime Complete!

Posted by Owner-Quinn on 18 Sep 2021, 1:22 pm

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Hello!

We are back! We tested the Treasure Hunt festival and everything went well! We still need to make some finishing touches, and we tentatively intend to have the event start in the next week or two.

You should not notice anything new currently, so please do let me know if you notice any strange new bugs.

Finally, now that this is done, I can work on checking those daily streaks that were potentially lost during the database explosion. Basically this will entail me unpacking the backups from the night before it happened and cross-referencing the streaks with active players' current streaks.

This will likely take some time. I'll post a news post when that is done with instructions to let me know if you believe your streak wasn't correctly restored.

Thanks! Excited to get the Treasure Hunt started (and abit nervous nervous too!)

-Quinn


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Scheduled downtime for September 18, 10 am

Posted by Owner-Quinn on 17 Sep 2021, 12:36 pm

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Hello!

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.

Thank you!


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Site Outage - Streaks will be manually repaired

Posted by Owner-Quinn on 14 Sep 2021, 9:23 am

Dear friends,

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!


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Oceandome Festival coming later this month!

Posted by Owner-Quinn on 5 Sep 2021, 11:31 am

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Hey furriends!

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!

-Quinn


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Dress Up Time Part 11!

Posted by Admin-Mat on 2 Sep 2021, 6:40 pm

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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!

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Feast Bear is now available through the use of the Feast Costume on your lovely Bear villagers!

Have Delicious Day!
♥ ADMIN-MAT ♥


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