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Hippity Hoppity Announcement.

Are those bunny ears sticking out of that bush?

Rabbits can now be found hopping around the desert. Can you convince one to come home with you?

Welcome to August

Contests and Festival update

Welcome to August 1st everyone! Recently we have came to the decision to veer away from fashion show contests due to the lack of apparel items, therefore we will be holding different contests each month to replace these. The fashion show contests are not gone forever and will return once more apparel items are made. 
 

This months contests are: 

Artistic Contest

Writing Contest

Design A Snake



 

In other news the Festival Stall has been updated, so get the items while you can! 

Welcome to July

Contests

We would like to start off the month thanking all of those who have entered into lasts months contests an to congratulate all the contests winners to your lovely designs. 
 

This months theme for the Pet and Avatar Fashion Show is Barrens. The theme for this months Artistry Contest is more relaxed, artist have free reign for designing a skin for this months guardian the Fox. 
 

The Festival Stall has been updated. Come check it out to purchase the new Lion skin item, Strawberry Boy and Strawberry Girl. These will be sold for limited time before being temporarily retired. 


Pet Fashion Show

Avatar Fashion Show

Skin Artistry Contest

Hello friends!

An update has been made to the monthly perks for our premium subscribers.

Previously the monthly perks (6 free crystals + 1 free chest) for subscribers were given out on the first of the month for everyone. So if you subscribed early in the month, you would have had to wait a while to get your first monthly perk and this wasn't really indicated anywhere. I believe as a partial remedy it was made so 6 crystals were given immediately upon subscribing, but this means that subscribers would get 12 crystals in their first subscription cycle.

These issues are now solved:

Monthly perks are now based on subscription date, so when you subscribe you get your first monthly perk (6 crystals + 1 chest) immediately, and then further monthly perks are given on a 30 day interval since the last time you received a perk. There's also now proper logging of the giving of these perks so that moderators are better able to assist if something is to go awry.

If you subscribed before this month, you will receive perks on 30 day intervals starting from June 1st. If you subscribed in June, you have received your first monthly reward within the past hour, and your schedule will be every 30 days from today. New subscribers going forward will always receive their perks on a 30 day interval from their original subscription date, or in other words the monthly renewal date.

The way monthly subscriber perks are given now aligns with how it is implied in the subscriber benefits list. If you have any questions about this update, or about premium subscriptions feel free to drop a comment!

Thanks!

PS: Thanks for bearing with us during the unexpected downtime this morning. The issue has been resolved!

Pet Organization Tabs

A sorted territory is a happy territory

Hello all!

You can now organize your pets into storage tabs. Head to your territory, and you'll notice a new row above the filtering options. "Unsorted" shows pets that have not been put into tabs yet. Press the + button next to "Unsorted" to create your first storage tab. Basic members can make up to 15 tabs, premium subscribers can make 100 tabs. Choose a name to create the tab.

After you've made a tab, you can move pets into it. Press the Move Tabs icon on a pet to move it, or you can set the tab from the Edit Pet page. 

You can delete and rename your tabs if you wish. Deleting a tab does not delete the pets within it.

Storage tabs are a great way to sort pets however you see fit. You might create a tab for pets that you are selling, or make one for each species.

Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!

Monthly Contests Return

June 2020 Contest

It's June 1st everyone, we hope you all are staying safe and healthy! We would like to introduce three new contests to begin the month. The deadline for all are June 25th at 11:59:59 Novilar time. So try a hand at one of them or all for a chance to win prizes. 
 

Avatar Fashion Show Contest 

Pet Fashion Show Contest 

Skin Artistry Contest 

Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to all

The winners for the March forum contests have all been announced and prizes awarded.

Congratulations to all our winners!

New contests for April will be announced in the coming week.

Release Price Bug Fixed

We've done it again!

There was a bug going around that increased the base prices of the pets released, we apologize to anyone inconvenienced, but that bug was fixed. The rates going forward are as follows:

 

Adult pets unaffected by the Species and Marking bonuses will net you between 1,000 and 3,000 coins per release.

Baby pets unaffected by the Species and Marking bonuses will net you 500 coins.

 

Thank you all for your time and patience with the bugs going around.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Reminder for Player Conduct

Be kind to each other, and if you can't manage that, at least be civil.

It has come to our attention that some players have been confronting others regarding pets that have been released after purchase. This is not okay.

Once a pet leaves your territory, you no longer have any control over it. The new owner can do anything they want with the pet (within the rules of Novilar), including releasing it right away. If you wish for players to refrain from buying your pets and releasing them, it is recommended you sell them at a price point higher than the payouts from release; you can also exclusively use the Pet Sales and Trade section of the forums for selling pets, though this only allows you to inform potential buyers of your preferences. Neither of these sale options guarantee your pets won't be released after they are bought.

Confronting other players for what they do with pets is not acceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. You are no longer the owner of the pet and have no right to comment on what is done with the pet at that point, even if they choose to release the pet. Anyone caught confronting others will be dealt with by staff and punished accordingly.

If someone is breaking site rules in any form, submit a ticket via the Modbox and staff will look at the situation. Do not confront players who you think are breaking rules.

Thank you.

- Novilar Staff

Increased Yields in Openables (Updated)

No need to wait for April -- enjoy showers of items now!

Many openable items will now give you more stuff! This change is already live and working, so head on down to your Consumables inventory tab and start opening things for more fun! :D
 

The following items have been adjusted:

Bag of Coins: gives between 1500-3000 gold (previously 1000-2000) *
Cache of Items: gives 8 items (previously 1-4) *
Chest of Apparel: gives 6 items (previously 4)
Chest of Food: gives 30 items (previously 8-12) *
Chest of Resources: gives 30 items (previously 8-12) *

EDIT: The issue with the items not always giving out the right number of goods has now been fixed