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Birth Limits

Make sure you have plenty of territory space...

New Limits on how long pets stay pregnant

To make sure that pets are not locked by pregnancies, a maximum time of 6 days have been placed on pregnancies before it expires. What this means is that it is most important to manage your territory space more efficiently, as you will only have 6 days after your pet is ready to give birth to make space.

This change was made to not lock fathers to pregnant mothers whose owners do not free up enough space. Hopefully this change will make it easier to request and breed, knowing your pet will not be locked should a user decide to not make enough territory space.

Some site updates!

Easier exploration, and better forums.

Wanted to let the community know of a few new updates!

Exploration

You will notice when exploring, instead of a simple "Explore" button, you are now given options to navigate around. This makes exploration a whole lot more engaging and fun. No one likes to just click the same button over and over. Other improvements show remaining steps as a bar called "Energy", which will be making more appearances elsewhere shortly.

Forums

When a post has been edited, it will now display a message saying it was updated and when it was updated. You can also now search topics for thread titles, instead of having to navigate page by page to find them.

Territory

Your territory got a fresh set of paint about a week ago, as did the breeding page. Enjoy!

 

We are constantly working hard to make this game better, and hope you all are enjoying our updates. Expect more in the future, and as always we welcome your feedback!

Custom Avatars!

Now you can be who you really want to be!

Based on what we are finding in the survey, we realized the community needed..

Custom Avatars!

What is a Custom Avatar?

A Custom Avatar replaces the human avatar you create when you start the game. It is very much like a custom pet skin, but for your avatar. The idea behind the avatars is provide a replacement of you in the games lore. This system implied that only humans were coming throught he portal, but we felt that this was too restrictive, or not as creative as it can be. So we provided this system as a way to play as a non-human.

What are the rules?

The rules are that your custom avatar must be either humanoid or anthropomorphic. Which means if you have a fursona or similiar OC you would like as your avatar, you can submit them. We do not allow submissions of plain animals to replace the avatar. You can find all the guidelines on the Custom Avatar page.

Is this a Pay only feature?

No, although you can submit a skin for 3 Crystals, you can also submit one for 120,000 gold, or use an Artisan Paintbrush if you are an Artisan. This system isn't designed to be restrictive. You can also have someone else submit a skin for you if you have a friend.

We hope you enjoy and use this new feature!

This feature is unique across most pet sites, and we hope our player base, and new players, enjoy this feature. We will be reviewing the program as it goes, and be adjusting rules or guidelines as needed. We believe in embracing our communities creativity! 

Achievements, Smiles, oh My!

New features galore!

Achievements are back!

We have revamped our new achievements system completely, allowing for more achievements and even greater reasons to gain them. We have implemented the most important ones, and more will be coming in a few weeks. Note, you will see achievements as they are found on the site, so they may more then you see, it is up to all players to seek them out!

New Facial Features for Avatars

You will now see more facial features, including new Eyes, Brows, and Mouths to choose from. You can change your appearance by going to Wardrobe. We have also heard the community, and will be offering a way to upload a custom avatar for your characters instead of the default human based avatars, stay tuned to hear more!

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In order to help us decide which areas to focus on for improvement or new features, we need to know what users want - not just from Novilar, but from a petsite. The suggestions forum is great for exploring specific ideas, but we're looking for broader information. What is your general impression of Novilar? What do you like? What don't you like?

Moreover, we want to know what everyone thinks of Novilar. Do you have a friend who enjoys petsites? Ask them to take the survey, too!

All who submit a response will be redirected to a separate survey in which they may enter a raffle for 10 crystals or a custom pet drawn by myself to your specifications. The raffle survey will not compromise your anonymity.

Improved New User Experience

It is now easier to enter the portal!

We just released a new update that aims to improve the new users introduction to Novilar!

New players are now walked through the whole introduction, and if they wander off a tutorial path, they can always return to it by using their What to Do panel to catch up. This update should make the whole new player introduction experience a lot easier. Also, as part of it, the Crucible, the first unlockable tool has been reduced in price from 5,000 gold to only 500 gold. This is to make the alchemy tutorial flow much easier for a new player.

We would love to hear feedback from new users about this, feel free to comment on this news post, or in our forums!

First round of news

Updates and even a better reason to subscribe!

The team here at Novilar is excited for what apepars to be an amazing 2019! We hope everyone else is also. We had a few announcements to make:

  1. Subscriptions are now cheaper!

    Subscriptions used to be $7 a month, now they are $5 a month. Same great features and benefits (5 crystals a month versus 7 though), just at a much more affortable price. The income from Subscriptions funds development of Novilar. Subscribers receive:
     
  2. Bank Interest has been reduced!

    We have reduced out bank interest by about 50%. We have been watching the gold for the past several months, and with changes to exploration bringing in more gold, we feel that this reduction will aid in keeping our ecomony stable. Bonuses still stack on the reduced amount and remain.

It is still chilly outside...

Stay warm with new styles!

It is January, and although all the fun holidays are now in the past, the air is still cold and chilly. Well, never fear, Cecil over at the Magnifique Boutique has you covered with an assortment of new apparel choices for this cold wintery season.

    

He also wants those of you who want to feel more sophisticated to know he also has a new pair of spectacles available as well:

Also, if you are looking to carry winter around with you all year, you will find a new snow flurry for your avatar over in the Festival Stall for the rest of the month as well.

And finally, Claire has some wonderful spectacles available for your pets over at Head to Tails:

So be sure to go get your new apparel while the weather is still cold and chill!

Eagle Guardian Needs YOU!

The Eagle's Nest has returned!

The Eagle's Nest has been spotted! It is full of eggs, so many that the Guardian of January cannot take care of them all? Can you help?

Get your egg today, and get to exploring Novilar for your chance to get an exclusive minipet with a Purification boon!

  

Also, purification potions are a lot cheaper to craft, now only costing some pure water, and some corrupted (and pure) crystals to create.

Happy New Year!

A great year has gone by...

Happy New Year! ⭐

It is that time of year, when you realize that another year has passed and we are the brink of 2019. Time never ceases to amaze me.

It has been a good year for Novilar. With the wonderful support and care and trust that @runeowl(#2) and @Miranda(#1) placed in me when they handed ownership, to the great support of our members and staff. Bugs squashed, new features added, and great feedback (both wonderful and bad), and always a good time to be had. With an active community on Discord (come say hello!) chatting about the game, and active forums, the community here has grown stronger by the day.

We have come a long way, but next year we move into a period of more great updates, with updated inventory management, improved site events, more bugs squashed, and a battle system in place - and so much more (new crafting?)

I personally am writing this to wish each and every member here on Novilar a very Happy New Year, and hope you all a great 2019. 🎉

Thanks, @Digital(#3053)