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Map Pieces, Guest Artist and Mod Applications!

Posted 1 hour ago :: Last edited 1 hour ago by Tony

It sounds like the announcement from our news update yesterday didn't go out, so we're reposting it for you all today!
Thanks so much for your patience and happy treasure hunting!

 

BulletSunflower.png We're looking to bring on more moderators!

Are you excited about helping your fellow Keepers?

BulletLeaves.png Do you have a passion for supporting a friendly and welcoming community?

BulletLeaves.png Are you detail-oriented and enjoy problem-solving?

BulletSunflower.png Then come join our team as a Volunteer Moderator! 

Make your mark and shape our vibrant community.

As a moderator you'll make sure that our Discord server remains a welcoming place for new and old members alike. You'll help to approve people's beautiful art, writing, and Enivi submissions. You'll also be a resource for any Keepers who have questions. Not to worry though, you have a whole team to back you up!

We offer rewards for our dedicated Volunteer Mod Team, like a Premium account, a Dream Enivi, behind-the-scenes insight into Eniv's inner-workings, and monthly item rewards as "Thank you!"s from us for doing good work. 

Together we can make sure that Keepers of Eniv is the best that it can be, join us today!

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BulletSunflower.png We're looking to work with more guest artists!

After the success of our last Guest Artist design sales, we're looking to open up for more Guest Artist applications!
For our potential future Guest Artists, here's a quick breakdown of the highlights regarding how it works:

Step one. Be 18 or older!

Step two. Read our Guest Artist Applications page here.

Step three. Apply at the link on that page, and don't forget to read our Guest Artist Agreement here.

 Step four. You'll reach out, apply, we'll discuss options such as when you'd like to have the design(s) done for, whether they'll be flat sales or auctions, and what kind of designs you'd like to do. 

Step five. The designs are created by you, go live, and once they sell, we pay you the agreed amount! 

For our members, Guest Artist sales mean you'll have more opportunities to adopt exclusive Enivi with fancy artwork and unique traits and qualities!

We can't wait to get to give more of our community a chance to show off and sell their creations!

BulletSunflower.png Sophie's Shoppe update!

Sophie asked us to announce a new Shoppe update right around the corner! Construction has been underway, and now they're rounding the corner on her new Grand Refurbishing!  

We're just wrapping up the summer-themed background art (work-in-progress shown above) and are working on her dialogue options so she can better get to know her neighbors and customers.
Once that's finished, we'll be polishing up her avatars for the different emotions and reactions she'll have while she's interacting with you.

Some of the feature highlights:

  • BulletSunflower.png Sophie has always been the friendly sort. Soon you'll be able to really get to know her with different conversations. Be nice though, Sophie is in no way a pushover. She loves her friends, and is always taking great care of them when they're in need, but if you're rude or mean to her you won't win any favors. 

  • BulletSunflower.png Sophie's Shoppe has always been ahead of the trends, and as such she takes pride in decorating her Shoppe for the season! There'll be different looks for each season and holiday, with Sophie proudly displaying her wares and her festive attitude.

  • BulletSunflower.png Once the expressions/reactions are drawn we'll be finalizing them, running tests on the dialogue and Shoppe to make sure it's working right, adding in some special surprises, and her Shoppe's Grand Refurbishing will be complete! 

  • BulletSunflower.png We had a special announcement here regarding some of the hidden surprises Sophie has planned, but Sophie made us redact them so that they won't be spoiled. You'll just need to find out about them on your own, so keep your eyes out! :D

BulletSunflower.png Final Two Map pieces have been released!

The seers have spoken, Ortus has been watching closely this year as Enivi from all over Eniv travel to visit the Fire Festival.

Nine pieces of the treasure map have been spotted now!

The final two pieces are available for the right adventurers to claim. The next piece is surprisingly colorful for a map that's mostly just old weathered paper...

Once you've found all 9 pieces, you can put it together and discover some incredible loot in that hidden temple!

More information about the treasure hunt can be found here.

 

As always, we're so happy and thankful to have you all on this journey with us!

Speaking of a journey, is it just me or does the tide seem to be rising? Probably not something to worry about.

At least for another week or so.

Happy Wednesday fellow Keepers!
As we head toward the end of the Festival of Fire and the month, we're excited to share some site-focused updates with you!

 

BulletSunflower.png We're looking to bring on more moderators!

Are you excited about helping your fellow Keepers?

BulletLeaves.png Do you have a passion for supporting a friendly and welcoming community?

BulletLeaves.png Are you detail-oriented and enjoy problem-solving?

BulletSunflower.png Then come join our team as a Volunteer Moderator! 

Make your mark and shape our vibrant community.

As a moderator you'll make sure that our Discord server remains a welcoming place for new and old members alike. You'll help to approve people's beautiful art, writing, and Enivi submissions. You'll also be a resource for any Keepers who have questions. Not to worry though, you have a whole team to back you up!

We offer rewards for our dedicated Volunteer Mod Team, like a Premium account, a Dream Enivi, behind-the-scenes insight into Eniv's inner-workings, and monthly item rewards as "Thank you!"s from us for doing good work. 

Together we can make sure that Keepers of Eniv is the best that it can be, join us today!

BulletSunflower.pngMore information available here! BulletSunflower.png



BulletSunflower.png We're looking to work with more guest artists!

After the success of our last Guest Artist design sales, we're looking to open up for more Guest Artist applications!
For our potential future Guest Artists, here's a quick breakdown of the highlights regarding how it works:

Step one. Be 18 or older!

Step two. Read our Guest Artist Applications page here.

Step three. Apply at the link on that page, and don't forget to read our Guest Artist Agreement here.

 Step four. You'll reach out, apply, we'll discuss options such as when you'd like to have the design(s) done for, whether they'll be flat sales or auctions, and what kind of designs you'd like to do. 

Step five. The designs are created by you, go live, and once they sell, we pay you the agreed amount! 

For our members, Guest Artist sales mean you'll have more opportunities to adopt exclusive Enivi with fancy artwork and unique traits and qualities!

We can't wait to get to give more of our community a chance to show off and sell their creations!

BulletSunflower.png Sophie's Shoppe update!

Sophie asked us to announce a new Shoppe update right around the corner! Construction has been underway, and now they're rounding the corner on her new Grand Refurbishing!  

We're just wrapping up the summer-themed background art (work-in-progress shown above) and are working on her dialogue options so she can better get to know her neighbors and customers.
Once that's finished, we'll be polishing up her avatars for the different emotions and reactions she'll have while she's interacting with you.

Some of the feature highlights:

  • BulletSunflower.png Sophie has always been the friendly sort. Soon you'll be able to really get to know her with different conversations. Be nice though, Sophie is in no way a pushover. She loves her friends, and is always taking great care of them when they're in need, but if you're rude or mean to her you won't win any favors. 

  • BulletSunflower.png Sophie's Shoppe has always been ahead of the trends, and as such she takes pride in decorating her Shoppe for the season! There'll be different looks for each season and holiday, with Sophie proudly displaying her wares and her festive attitude.

  • BulletSunflower.png Once the expressions/reactions are drawn we'll be finalizing them, running tests on the dialogue and Shoppe to make sure it's working right, adding in some special surprises, and her Shoppe's Grand Refurbishing will be complete! 

  • BulletSunflower.png We had a special announcement here regarding some of the hidden surprises Sophie has planned, but Sophie made us redact them so that they won't be spoiled. You'll just need to find out about them on your own, so keep your eyes out! :D

BulletSunflower.png Final Two Map pieces have been released!

The seers have spoken, Ortus has been watching closely this year as Enivi from all over Eniv travel to visit the Fire Festival.

Nine pieces of the treasure map have been spotted now!

The final two pieces are available for the right adventurers to claim. The next piece is surprisingly colorful for a map that's mostly just old weathered paper...

Once you've found all 9 pieces, you can put it together and discover some incredible loot in that hidden temple!

More information about the treasure hunt can be found here.

 

As always, we're so happy and thankful to have you all on this journey with us!

Speaking of a journey, is it just me or does the tide seem to be rising? Probably not something to worry about.

At least for another week or so.

Beauty Contest Friday Update!

Posted 2 weeks ago :: Last edited 2 weeks ago by Tony
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Hey there, Keepers!

Happy Friday! We hope you all had a fantastic and safe start to July. It’s Friday, and you know what that means – the Beauty Contest has reset!

Don’t miss your chance to enter your prized Enivi and win our exclusive Summer item: the Summer Beauty Contest Winner Wreath!
This special reward is only available through August, so make sure to enter and snag one of these seasonal treasures!

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Now, let’s take a moment to celebrate last week’s fabulous winners;

 

Third Place;
Gimmer!

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Second Place;

SLÍOCACH!

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First place;
Lute

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Make sure to enter your Enivi this week and cast your votes!

[Enter the Beauty Contest]

 

Also, don't forget that our Guest Artist Enivi are still up for auction here:

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Have a safe and fun weekend, everyone! Don't forget to stay hydrated!
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It's been a huge month and we have a lot of exciting updates to share - from the final totals, goals met, and rewards from our ARPGs for Pride Fundraiser to this month's Fire Festival and our first official Guest Artist!

Let's get our Ortusi Shoes on and get trotting!

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ARPGs for Pride

First off, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for donating, sharing by word of mouth, and overall just being the wonderful, supportive, and generous community I've always known you to be!
Together, with our partners, ARPGs for Pride raised over $17,152.80 USD!!!!!
THAT'S SOME HECKIN' PRIDE!

Even better - with The Trevor Project backing us and matching our donations, our actual donated amount was a WHOPPING...

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and donations are still rolling in!

Honestly, this was beyond what we expected, and I think I can speak for the whole of ARPGs for Pride when I say a very honest and genuine THANK YOU!

We'll be honoring the donated amount from the community for our goals met, so that means we'll be doing the following activities;

  • The claimable gift box will remain in Sophie's Shoppe until August 1st, 2024!
  • A Rainbow Potion claimable will be added to Sophie's Shoppe shortly and will remain until August 1st, 2024!
  • A community poll will be added in our Discord Server to decide which Companion will be given an upgraded form or art redo!
  • 5 New companions will be added, artwork will be upgraded, or upgraded forms will be added! We'll discuss this after the first form has been decided!
  • A new Questline will be added to the site similar to the Necromancer storyline, but this will be playable year-round.
  • Gem Jackpot Rush will have it's cost lowered to 100 SS from July 8th through July 12th!
  • A second questline will be added to the game (similar to the Necromancer storyline, but playable all year long!). This one will be finished after the first, of course!

Please be sure to join the Discord Server so we can get your input on these rewards!

Again, thank you all so much for your kindness and support! We're so proud to have been a part of this collective and we're looking forward to doing even more next year!

The Fire Festival

Get your traveling shoes on! It's time to travel to the Ortusi Empire to celebrate community, family, and of course, Ortus and the Sun!

Taste the foods, check out the ornate architecture, and investigate the strange whisperings of the newly discovered hidden temple. Find the nine pieces of the treasure map and maybe you'll find some impressive loot - or maybe you'll find your doom.
No, just kidding, it's treasure!
But who knows? Maybe you'll discover something new about yourself in the meantime. 
The Seers are saying Ortus is watching this year.

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Check out the Event Page Here!

Community Raffle

A new Community Raffle has started for July!
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Beach Lily is available for raffle through this month!

To enter, you'll just need to make a piece of gift art for another community member and submit a Claim to have your ticket granted.
The raffle goes off on July 31st, just in time for our August Beach Party event, so make sure to get your entries in!

 

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We have our first official Guest Artist!

Uunicornicc!

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Uunicornicc has designed two very beautiful Enivi for us - a Vespiri and an Ortusi!
They were kind enough to be our first guest artist and to be patient while we tested and worked out our Guest Artist policies to open the door for future guest artists, so we'd love for them to see some real Keepers of Eniv love in return!
All the funds from these auctions go back to the artist!

These beautiful Enivi are available to join your herd until July 15th - or until someone auto-buys them, so grab them while you can!

[ CLICK HERE TO BID ]

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Speaking of beautiful Enivi who deserve appreciation...

Our Enivi of the Month is...

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Zae

Owned by Nox
Zae is a beautiful Vespiri who has gotten a lot of love from Nox, and deserves love from the community too.
Don't forget, if you create gift art of Zae this month, you'll get a special Enivi of the Month bonus!

Finally, a few site updates

  • We fixed a small bug in our shops that then made a bigger bug in our shops - which was then immediately fixed! (Go, Wisp, go!!!!)
  • Our banner on the home page was updated! Check it out!
  • Our fonts have been updated through the site on our main layout! (Dark mode is currently being recoded and should be looking good soon! )
  • Our Terms of Service and Rules have both been updated, please give them a look!
  • Our Mystery Pic has been updated for July! (Congrats to our June winners!)

Cozy Site Update!

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 1 month ago by Tony
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Welcome back, Keepers!

We've been working harder than an Ortusi in summer to bring you this update, so we're excited to share this giant update with you all!
First, we want to give a huge thank you to Wisperia for coding and helping us design these wonderful changes, and to our patient and supportive community for your unwavering support and kindness while we tirelessly worked to create a site that's more friendly, fun, and easier to navigate both on desktop and mobile.
We couldn't do this without you!

We have a lot to go over, so let's get trotting!

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When creating the look for our site, we knew from the beginning that we wanted Keepers of Eniv to be a fun, comfortable place for people to come when they're feeling stressed or overwhelmed. We knew we wanted people to come here and feel welcome, safe, and have a place they could play primarily low-pressure. We wanted our new look to reflect that.
Simple graphics and a "cozy" look were two of our primary goals for the new layout of the site. 
Something to bring joy and simplicity to your life.
Our design goal was to make the layout easy to read (on desktop and mobile), have information accessible, and to keep the site running smoothly and quickly.

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Keen-eyed Keepers likely already noticed the new main page before you log in!
When making our new main page, we wanted to showcase the game, what we're about, and also some of our community.
We've added a section telling a bit about each of the herds, the game itself, and then a showcase of some of our favorite pieces submitted by the community. 
Your creative submissions are the breath in Keepers of Eniv, and we wanted to make sure they get the proper recognition they deserve, and a spot on our front page seemed fitting to show off the "staff picks" - but that's not all.

Once you've logged in, you'll be greeted by your Featured Enivi!
This is a new feature you can access under My Enivi. Choose your Featured Enivi from the drop-down menu and they'll greet you when you log in and sit proudly on your profile page. 
On the new logged-in page, you'll also have a fast pass to some of the most popular features on the site.

  • A button to our Prompts is just below your greeting.
  • A link to the Discord Server is in the mini-navigation bar.
  • A quick link to your Garden is right beside it.
  • Following is a link to the Character Creator.
  • Next up is a button for the Games Room.
  • You'll have an easy time finding the Item Directory in the mini-nav bar next.
  • Finally, you'll never forget to enter the Beauty Contest again, or wonder who won first place!

These buttons scale with your browser, so they'll look good no matter what browser or resolution you're on.
These are, by no means, your only links around Eniv and you're encouraged to explore the rest of the site, but they should make for a good springboard for your daily journey into Eniv. RndImgSoulOrb.png
You'll also notice the Recent Gallery Submissions section, where you should most definitely check out, favorite, and comment on the most recent pieces submitted by our wonder Keepers!

If you take a leap over to your User Profile you'll see a whole new look there too!
User profiles are more sleek and show off information our community thought was most important.
The bloated sidebar was removed and instead replaced with icons for your favorite characters, your gallery, your favorite artwork, and your wish lists.
Comments were moved to the bottom of your profile, and links to inventory, armory, and pets were moved into the main navigation bar at the top - where only you have access to them now. If another player were to get the link to your inventory, it would simply redirect them to the main page of the site, because the community has spoken and no one needs access to what your account has, save for you and staff.

You've likely already noticed, but the navigation bar has had a huge overhaul!
It's almost as if a team of Lunaesi have combed through the information and picked out what's most important, organized and categorized it, and finally put it all back together.
You should be able to find what you're looking for much more easily now, and while we do still have some updates to make on individual pages, we feel like this is headed in the right direction.

Finally, an update we don't want to confuse everyone with - "MYO Slots" have been replaced with "Character Slots".
This is a simple wording update, and doesn't change how the Character Creator or "MYOs" work, but the wording was confusing for people who aren't familiar with Art Role-Play Games (ARPGs) and it felt more comprehensive to simply call them "Character Slots". 

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Still To Come

There's still more updates to come as we work on cleaning up other pages!
Our next projects include cleaning up the Prompts and Quests page (and redoing many of our prompts and creating mini-quests), as well as cleaning up the new Tutorial Library.
Once those are finished, we'll be working on the NPC updates and a few new features (including Explore, which is a long-term project in the works).

Thank you all again for your continued support! We're so excited to keep working on the site and making it better. We can't wait to keep bringing you more updates and are excited to show you what we have in store for July!

ARPGs for Pride! Earn Cross-Game Rewards While Doing Good Deeds!

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 1 month ago by Tony

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Happy Pride Month, fellow Keepers!

It's time to celebrate by helping those in need and earning some awesome rewards!

This year, Keepers of Eniv has joined forces with four other ARPGs to raise money for The Trevor Project. By coming together as a larger community, we can achieve bigger donation matches from The Trevor Project and offer even greater rewards! 
Whether you can donate or simply spread the word, every effort counts.

Enivi can freely choose their pronouns, relationships, and express themselves in the ways that make themselves feel most comfortable. We believe this freedom should be reflected in our world, and we strive to make that a reality every day. 
Let’s unite to help bring safety and support to those who need it most.

As Pouflons beautifully put it:
"Togetherness is the theme of this Pride– you remember, don’t you? We’re stronger together than you’d ever believe.
Whether you’re able to donate, show your support publicly, or participate in Pride openly or not– know that you are loved, and that you are welcome here. We will show you only open arms. We will protect you, cherish you and love you. You belong here. We all do."

Ready to make your donation? Check out the updated Fundraiser Page to get started!

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The new Rainbow Potion allows you to make your base or a marking rainbow!

GOALS

We're collectively reaching for the stars this year!
Our goals are being set as a community of games, not just as Keepers, and that being said it's only fitting that everyone in our community benefits from the generosity shown. 
For each landmark we meet, we'll be celebrating with a grand reward.

  • $2500 - A claimable gift box for 500 SS and 50G for all players through August 1st in Sophie's Shoppe!
  • $5000 - A new, upgraded form for a companion* chosen by the community and a Rainbow Potion claimable by all players until August 1st!
  • $7500 - 5 new companions, companion art revamps, or companion upgrades chosen by the community!
  • $10,000 - A new Questline (similar to the Necromancer Questlines, but playable year round)!
  • $15,000 - Lowered cost of Gem Jackpot Rush to 100SS for 5 days announced well in advance!
  • $17,000 - A second new Questline!
  • $20,000 - New Kid base with pose voted for by the community!

* Upgraded companion forms refer to when you combine companions into a larger, more elegant form, like Kitefish creating the Royal Dream Kitefish.

Some of these gifts will be unlocked right away, while others will take some time to create.

Remember, while we're hoping for the best as a community of five games working together, these are some big numbers. If we don't meet them, it's not a disappointment. Every dollar counts toward helping people in need!

So, who are our wonderful partners in Pride? 

https://andrasians.com
https://fenroo.com
https://painted-relics.com
https://www.play.pouflons.com

Making a donation of any amount through any of our games during the month of June will earn you rewards in all five participating games– or as many as you have an account with!

The ARPGs for Pride Bundle includes the following goodies:

Andras - Pridecore Pet
Fenroos - MYO Parts
Keepers of Eniv - Soul Spires Wings Trait Award
Painted Relics - Rainbow Gribble Pet
Pouflons - Bedazzled Bukkwheat Pet

All you have to do is donate to any ARPGs for Pride-affiliated fundraiser and fill out the ARPGs for Pride Bundle Claim Form to claim your rewards. Be sure to fill out the form with all the needed info so we can get you your rewards across all the games!

Be sure to fill out the form with all the needed info so we can get you your rewards across all the games!

REWARDS

So, what can you get for donating on Keepers of Eniv?
Our Fundraiser page has been updated!

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June is the FINAL MONTH where you'll be able to claim the Crystal Trait Set, Nebula Trait Set, Sweet Tooth Trait Set, and their collectable My Sweet Enivi dolls when you donate certain amounts.

All funds raised for June will go to The Trevor Project! You'll also find our new Soul Spire Trait Set, which is an Exclusive trait for this month!

These traits are only available for donations during Pride Month, so get them while you can!

You can also donate for these exclusive cross-over Proud Gnut (from Pouflons) and Rainbow Gibble (from Painted Relics)!
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These cuties have come a long way to help us out, so be sure to grab them while you can this month, because once they're gone - they're gone!

We're so excited to be taking part in this huge fundraiser, and we hope you'll all join us in pitching in, spreading the word, and doing what we can to make a difference!

And for those who can't or who are currently in need -hang in there!

You are important. You are loved. Whether you can be seen or not, whether you can be openly proud of who you are right now or have to celebrate yourself quietly, know that there are people who care and are working to make the world a better, safer place.

Happy Pride month, Keepers!

June Pride Month Update 2! New Items, Site Updates, and More!

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 1 month ago by Tony
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Welcome back, Keepers!

Today's news is filled with some fun new graphics, a development update, some new items, honoring a very special Enivi, and what to expect from the rest of the month.

We're excited to share these updates with you, so let's take a breath of that wonderfully warm air and get into things!

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The first thing we'd like to say is a huge...

THANK YOU!

So far, our collective communities have raised over $4,000 USD for The Trevor Project!

What an achievement! 
We've been handing out Soul Spire Wings like we didn't expect, and we can't wait to see them on some Enivi.
More than that, we're so touched that so many people have come together to donate toward this amazing cause. 

That being said, we're absolutely thrilled to say the first gift to you all - The ARPGs for Pride Celebration Box - is now available in Sophie's Shoppe to claim FOR FREE!
Yes! Even if you did not donate, you get the ARPGs for Pride Celebration Box! This is a community fundraiser, and not everyone is in a position to be able to donate, but we're all in this together, so be sure to grab the first of many reward as we unlock them as our big LGBTQIA+ family!

We're bordering on our $5,000 goal for a community voted upgraded companion, so if you're thinking about donating, please do!
Remember that donating through ANY of the participating ARPGs gets you access to the ARPG Bundle, but donating through Keepers of Eniv can score you some of our exclusive traits as well.

The ARPG Bundle includes:

Andras - Pridecore Pet
Fenroos - MYO Parts
Keepers of Eniv - Soul Spires Wings Trait Award
Painted Relics - Rainbow Gribble Pet
Pouflons - Bedazzled Bukkwheat Pet

[ Click here for our FUNDRAISER PAGE ]

In other news...

Rainbow Bases and Rainbow Potions

There was a time when Rainbow bases were difficult to create. 
Enivi with a rainbow base would need to create them through multiple layered gradients (over and over and over). 
In honor of Pride Month, we've simplified the process with the introduction of the Rainbow Potion;

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The Rainbow Potion can be earned every year in June through our Pride Month Fundraiser, or through crafting the rest of the year (beginning July 2024).
Crafting a Rainbow Potion will still be difficult, but it will allow you to add the premade Rainbow Base to your Enivi (which, yes, is color-shiftable for those of you who might prefer something brighter, darker, or to have the colors in a different order). You can also still hand-make your own Rainbow Base if you'd like, but you're welcome to use the premade one as well. 

Enivi who already have a Rainbow Base can be upgraded to Legendary status by submitting an update with a note that they have the Rainbow Base - no potion required.

But the Rainbow Potion doesn't just stop at bases, you can also apply it to markings and other traits as well! We've taken the time to pre-make a handful of popular markings in the new "Rainbow" color for your ease and have already added them to the Character Creator for your Enivi to enjoy.

For now, the Rainbow Potion is available as part of our Fundraiser for The Trevor Project for a mere $5(USD), which also unlocks all the other traits in the ARPG bundle (What an easy way to get the Soul Spire Wings!!!)

Site Development Update

We're still working harder than a Druaesi druid in spring to bring you a wonderfully updated site!
As you may remember, in May we had a looong meeting with our development team to sort out what would be best for a new site layout that was clean, cozy, mobile friendly, easy to navigate (because let's face it, we're a little messy right now), and feels like our own original site. We discussed what was important for Keepers of Eniv, our community, our expectations, and what we could do to make the game run smoothly in addition to the layout updates.
Yesterday we made some huge steps toward being able to show you what we've done!
The site isn't quite ready yet, but we're setting the date for the next steps while we smooth out the code, squash any bugs, and tie up any loose ends. We're aiming for longevity.

In the meantime, we've started to update some of our other pages with new graphics, like our news post here! As I'm sure you've noticed, we have some cute and cozy graphics for new headers. These will change seasonally and with events.

Don't worry, the Enivi bases won't be getting some crazy new simplified update, though our NPCs are being redone in the style we used for Oathbreakers (thanks for voting!). We haven't forgotten, we're still working on that!

Don't forget to check out the development page for updates!

In the meantime, we'd love to know; if we had a "Quick Links" section, what would you like to see in it? Please let us know in the comments on this news post!

Sale Enivi Feedback

We've been getting some feedback lately that you'd like to see more Enivi for sale.
Speaking as Tony specifically and not for the team on this one, I was honestly a little taken by surprise by this, haha!
I'm always worried that we're going to be pushing too hard and seem like a "pay to win" game, but I also understand the draw of a beautifully made pre-made character. 

That being said, we wanted to let everyone know that now that we're caught up on assets for ARPGs for Pride, we're going to be working on making some very fancy purchasable Enivi. 
Any we put up this month will strictly go toward The Trevor Project's funds. Moving forward after that, they'll fund the site.

It might come as a surprise to many of you, but we do have a guest artist coming in July with an absolutely stunning design for a Vespiri and Ortusi. We'll announce more on this next week so you'll have time to save up funds if you'd like to. The funds will be going to the artist and the designs are absolutely worth saving for.

That being said, we'll also be looking into more guest artists in the future if these are well received, but we never want an artist to feel bad if their work doesn't sell and that's always a risk.
This first artist is a sort of "trial artist" for us, who has been working with us to figure out how we're best going to handle guest artist submissions in the future (you know who you are and if you see this, thank you again for being so kind and patient!)

We can't wait to show you what they've made!

June Summer Updates

It's still early in the human world but it's summer in Eniv!
You know what that means...

The Summer Bug Hunt is on!
Grab your nets and head on over to the foraging game where you can try to catch bugs to collect or craft into rare or legendary traits!
You can also buy a Bug Net from Sophie's Shoppe if you can catch them before they run out of stock. Better hurry, I heard they fly off the shelves (eh? ehh?)

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Sophie's summer seed selection has also been updated, so you'll be able to plan and grow your summery crops!

Finally, let's come together to see our beautiful..

 

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This month's Enivi of the Month is owned by DesertDumb
Congratulations!

Don't forget, if you make gift art of this Enivi this month you can claim the EotM bonus as well!

Feature Fundraiser is Live!

Posted 3 months ago :: Last edited 3 months ago by Tony

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We've got some thrilling news to share with everyone!

After listening to your feedback and taking things step by step, we're thrilled to announce that the Donation Fundraiser page is now live!

To keep things transparent and keep you all in the loop, we've launched a Development Watch page where you can see what we're actively working on. Plus, you can catch updates in our new Patch Notes channel on Discord.

Right now, we're gearing up to tackle some exciting updates. We're aiming to spruce up the site by fixing a few bugs, giving the homepage, logged-in homepage, and user profiles a fresh look, and adding a new Explore game feature!

These updates are no small feat, but we're eager to make them happen. We're starting with a modest goal of $400 to kick things off.
As funds come in, we'll put them straight to work on these improvements. And don't worry, we'll keep you posted on our progress every step of the way.

We know things can sometimes take time, but rest assured, we're giving it our all to make these changes happen.

Best of all, when you donate, you won't have to wait ages for your rewards. As soon as we receive your donation, our staff will send you your well-deserved rewards*.

We're incredibly grateful for your support and can't wait to bring these exciting changes to life with you!

Be sure to swing by our new Fundraiser Page to see all the awesome rewards up for grabs.


*Keeping in mind that some donation tiers, like the Rearing to Go Pose Set, will take time to custom make for your Enivi.

 

Get Crafty and Earn an Ancient Sprout!

Posted 3 months ago :: Last edited 3 months ago by Tony

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Are you ready to get your hooves on an Ancient Sprout?

Well, you'd better be ready to get them dirty too, because you'll have to get into some arts and crafts to earn one of these ultra-rare Character Slot Tokens!

We've released the "Crafty Druaesi" prompt, which is available now through May 14th, where you're tasked to create a real life recreation of a Druaesi from natural materials.
Everyone who completes the prompt will be awarded their own Ancient Sprout - the only way to create your own Druaesi!

For all the details, check out the Crafty Druaesi prompt here;

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Unsure of what to make? Check out some of our older Druaesi sculptures for some inspiration in The Gallery!

Guide Updates!

You may have noticed that we've also updated two more of our guides;

 

We have some more updates in the works that we're excited to share, so thank you as always for your support!

Star Shard Update!

Posted 3 months ago :: Last edited 3 months ago by Tony

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Gather 'round, fellow Keepers! We've got some thrilling updates to share with you today!

You might have already noticed a shiny new addition to the navigation bar. Your Star Shard balance is now proudly displayed for you to check any time.
But wait, there's more - we've given our Star Shard payouts a major makeover!

From here on out, we're boosting Star Shard rewards for your Gallery submissions. Get ready to rake in more Star Shards than ever before! While we're putting the finishing touches on the updated Star Shard Guide, we're here to give you the rundown on our revamped reward system:

First things first, choose the size of your masterpiece. Headshots reward you 3SS, while Half Body pieces earn you 6SS, and Full Body illustrations net you a whopping 10SS.

Next up, it's all about the finishing touches. Sketches and "Minis" come with a finish bonus of "0" – don't worry, that's not a bug! It just means you're still banking on that awesome size rate. If you opt for a Full Body sketch, you're still looking at a payout of 10SS so far.

Add some color and watch those Star Shards stack up!
Flat Colored images score a sweet bonus of 4 for headshots, 6 for half bodies, and 8 for full bodies. And if you've added some depth with shading, you're in luck! Enjoy a Shaded bonus of 6 for headshots, 10 for half bodies, or 14 for full bodies.

Added shading? Earn 10 for headshots, 14 for half bodies, or a whopping 18 for full bodies.

Background bonus? You betcha! Simple backgrounds snag an extra 3 SS, while moderate backgrounds earn you 25, and complex backgrounds score a jaw-dropping 45.

And that's not all! We've sprinkled in a few extra bonuses for those special moments:

  • Art Trades: +5 SS
  • Gift Art: +10 SS
  • Drawing the Enivi of the Month: +5 SS
  • Interaction Bonus: +5 SS
  • Pets Included: +3 SS

But hold onto your paintbrushes, because here comes the pièce de résistance – the new "Epic Bonus"!
This beauty is worth a whopping 25 SS and is awarded when you've truly pushed your artistic boundaries. Think complex angles, dynamic colors, moody shading – anything that takes your artwork to the next level. Just remember, this award is all about pushing yourself to new heights, and our staff may deny the award if the piece doesn't pack that extra punch.
The Epic bonus is, of course, eligble for written works as well! Really take us into your story and pull us into the scene and your characters to earn this bonus!

So, as an example for a breakdown of a full body, cell shaded piece with a moderate background of one Enivi with no pets or other bonuses (not gift art, not a trade, not Enivi of the Month, etc);
Full Body: 10SS
Shaded: 14SS
Moderate Background: 25SS
Total: 49SS

That's a much better amount for the work being submitted if we do say so ourselves.

We'll be working tirelessly to update the guide ASAP, but we couldn't wait to share these exciting changes with you.
Get ready to unleash your creativity and watch those Star Shards roll in – we can't wait to see what masterpieces you'll create!