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Midna's Holiday GiveawayGreat holiday fun!
Just a heads up to everyone, be sure to check out Midna's 1st Annual Holiday Giveaway at a chance to get wonderful prizes!
An UpdateTo keep the community informed
So, as some individuals pointed out in the Discord, I have decided to also seek for novilar to be sold to a new owner. This does not mean that I am not working on the updates I mentioned, but rather in tandem. Personal life, losses, and other details have made operating this site in the public increasingly hard and difficult over this year. It has frustrated a lot of you guys as well, which I am sincerely sorry for causing. It is hard to be transparent when most days you are surviving, and critical (truthful or not) comments feel like daggers to the heart. I have failed to keep going on, and have become increasingly disconnected from the community, and to the site itself.
The site is currently for-sale. I am seeking offers, and anyone can offer if they feel inclined. No one has made an offer yet, and the site has not sold. I had intentions originally to announce this when the time came that there was a new owner, or one close to closing. This way I could close out my ownership and be able to usher in the new owner in the best possible light. It has not worked out that way and this post is necessary, both for the community to know what is happening, and to allievate any false information or rumors.
For those interested in potientially purchasing the site, the post with details, and best realm to reach out about it would be here.
The future of Novilar!Mobile was never so beautiful!
Hello fellow Novilarians (or Novians, or Novilians…?), today marks a large announcement, both for Novilar as it is today, and the Novilar of tomorrow.
One thing that this game is not, is being truly mobile friendly. A lot of our player base surprisingly use mobile devices., and this game should feel good on mobile devices.
That said, Novilar is going to be through a phase of becoming a mobile-first game. *This means it will be readily available on mobile app stores, playable by a larger audience then ever before!* It will always be available on a desktop computer via a web browser, that will not change.
To accomplish this, the game will be simplifying some mechanics, cleaning up others, and generally adjusting to what it means to be played on a mobile device.
Some game mechanics will change, instead of actively exploring as the only option as it is today, you can choose to send a pet out to explore passively for you. Your pet is slower then you are, and the rewards less, but it allows you feel like you are doing something. This passive pet exploration is designed for players who feel like they cannot actively play, but still want to feel like they are achieving and participating.
You will see this type of play also in crafting, which will see an overhaul. For instance, now food is mainly crafted (cooked, or crafted), instead of being purchased, with food becoming ever more important with the passive gameplay which will drain your pets hunger bars aggressively.
We will see a change in how pets are managed, with each player having a team of 5 active pets, and the rest are send to your Menagerie, where they will be fed and kept healthy, but cannot participate in activities.
These are three features that are listed, with more to come. As the team focuses on this, and prepares to preview these regularly here and on our Discord, we want your input! Expect regular news updates as we progress through this amazingly exciting journey.
Contests for November are up! Be sure to submit those wonderful fall submissions. Also, be sure to check the news on Monday for a large announcement!
Some pages should see a speed increase, including item heavy pages and exploring.
An intermittant issue with breeding requests failing when using items has been fixed!
Guestbook feature is now live on profiles allowing users to comment on other users profiles! ✏📓
Just for today, you gain the following bonus when releasing pets which meet any of the following:
- + 1,500 Fox species
- + 1,000 Inside_ear marking