Community News Update!

Posted 2 weeks ago :: Last edited 2 weeks ago by admin

Hey fellow Keepers!
We have a big and exciting update for you today! It's a lot of information we're excited to share!
Let's hop into things!

KICKSTARTER UPDATE

We've had a few hiccups with the Kickstarter notifications and miscommunications, but fear not! You'll still have the chance to support the features you've been wanting to pledge towards.

Before we dive into that, we wanted to share a bit of personal news. Tony recently faced some tough times with the loss of his beloved service dog and then encountered some severe health issues shortly after the Kickstarter launched. It's been a rollercoaster, but we're happy to report that Tony's health is improving, and things are looking up and he's back to work again!
Running a Kickstarter is no small feat, especially when it was initially planned as a two-person project. With everything going on, we realized that now wasn't the right time for a large-scale campaign, hence the delay in our plans for virtual events like parties and livestreams. We'd brought this up during the virtual community meeting, but it seems the Kickstarter wasn't fully pulled down until much later (sorry for that! It looks like we missed a step). 

Now that the skies are clearing up, we wanted to give you all a chance to help the site again and also get those cool rewards you'd wanted, but we also wanted to refocus our efforts to make sure we're funding the features you're most looking forward to!
We want to know which specific features you're most excited about funding. Your input will shape the future of the game, and we couldn't be more thrilled to embark on this journey with you.

Your unwavering support means the world to us, and we're beyond grateful to have such an amazing community backing us every step of the way.

THE NEW FUNDRAISER

So, where do we go from here?
Firstly, addressing the available donation tiers!

This week, we'll be making the following donation tiers available for purchase via donation. 
You'll just need to contact us to say you'd like to make the donation and we'll get it processed for you. Some of the tiers have been changed, so please pay close attention!
It's unfortunate, but we're not able to do physical merch at this time without the larger funding available. 

GOOD WILL TIER - $5 donation

The "Good Will Tier" applies to all other tiers going forward as well. If you donate at all, you get this tier!

  • + Crystal Heart Donor Badge for your profile.
  • + The Backer role in Discord.
  • + The Spooflon gift from Pouflons!
MY SWEET ENIVI - $10 donation

This  gets you the Good Will Tier and all three of the fundraiser My Sweet Enivi dolls!

TRAIT TIERS - $65 / $120 / $165

($165 for the first 2 weeks of the event, then raises to $180.)

+ We are  going to be making the trait packs available!
+ $65 for each trait on their own, $120 for two,  or $165 for your choice of 3! ($180 after the first 2 weeks.)
+ The choices will be;

  • Nebula
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Crystal + Crystal Frog Companion

+ These come with their matching My Sweet Enivi for each set you buy.

DESIGN A COMPANION - $130 donation

+ Design your own companion! This discounted rate will only be during fundraising.
+ We'll be limiting this tier to 3 people.
+  5 copies of the companion will be granted to anyone who orders a custom design, for distribution however is desired.
+ This tier functions as a standard site companion commission. 


REARING TO GO - $200 donation

+ The limited edition rearing up pose!
+ Once unlocked, an additional 3 pose transfers can be purchased for $55.
+ This pose is a custom painted pose that your Enivi is transfered onto. The body type and expression can be changed, and markings are hand-painted onto the new base.


GUIDE UPDATES

+ Another exciting and long-coming change is we've redone our Design Guide & Welcome Guide
+ Taking your feedback we've broken the sections down into easier-to-find and easier-to-read categories for convenience.

 

STAFF CHANGES

+ We've had some staffing updates recently which we'd like to make sure you're all aware of! 
+ To start, we'd like to extend a huge thank you to Synesthesia, who's time with us on the team and hard work really cannot be overstated. They've chosen to step down from the position of Lead Moderator and return to being a player first and foremost. 
+  The team moving forward is going to consistently have holidays and weekends off. This means that tickets/claims/submissions will be processed during weekdays, allowing our team the opportunity to have consistent rest, and to practice the self care that we ask our players to show themselves. That leads us into our next big announcement: 

HIRING ADMIN ASSISTANT

+ With these new staff schedule updates, we're wanting to increase coverage by hiring a freelance Administrative Assistant! 
+ Responsibilities, expectations, and initial interview questions listed here.
+ We'll be hiring whoever is the best fit for the role based on experience, availability, etc. If you're interested, feel free to apply. 

(Note: We do require all applicants to be 18 years or older.)

Beauty Contest Updates:

+ Quick patch notes: The Beauty Contest was giving away Flowering Branchlers for the past 4 weeks, but was meant to be giving away Cherry Blossom Branchlers. We've updated it to properly give out the intended award now.
+ If anyone who won the BC in the past 4 weeks would like to exchange the Flowering Branchlers for the Cherry Blossom Branchlers, feel free to reach out via ModMail on our Community Discord! 

New Sophie MSE, now in the shops!

+ You heard us right! Sophie's official My Sweet Enivi is now in the shops. Keep an eye out for your chance to obtain this new addition to your MSE collections!

+ In an exclusive quote when asked what her thoughts were about this big release, Sophie said she was relieved to have gotten rid of all of the fake knock-off MSEs she could find before the big day hit where she could start selling her very own official MSE.

 

April Fools Award claims open thru April 4th!

+ Missed out on your chance to claim your April Fools Award for your profile? Feel free to submit a claim for it until midnight PST on the 4th of April!
Once we hit 12:01 AM on April 5th, it won't be claimable. Get it while it's fresh! (Well...so to speak.)

Development watch page!

+ One more exciting update is we're creating a Development Watch page! This page will be updated with the results of our feature polls, and will keep updates about what's coming available for our players.
+ This is part of our efforts to try to be more transparent about what we're working on, what features we're ready to start, and where we are in the development of said features.
+ This page is currently a work in progress, but we're working on adding more to it over time. 

WHAT FEATURE SHOULD WE FOCUS ON?

+ In our Community Discord Server we'll be taking feedback on what upcoming features we should be focusing on! If you've got specific features you're looking forward to please feel free to come join us there. 

 

As always, thank you for all the love and support that has helped our game and community grow!

Be sure to keep an eye out for our Druaesi event announcement next!

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