Happy Holidays to our Keepers of Eniv family!
To those who celebrate, we hope your winter holiday is bright and cheerful. To those who don't, we hope you have a fantastic weekend filled with joy.
We have a few updates for over the weekend;
Our Charity Enivi raffle is still in place until the end of the month, so please remember to help out and donate!
Candy Cane Parade
It seems like whoever is putting candy canes all over the site is really going for it!
They're showing up all over the site! Be sure to collect as many as you can before the end of December.
You can also earn Candy Canes by doing this month's wintery prompts!
Last Chance To Enter The Gift Exchange
Today is the last day to enter our holiday gift exchange!
You can find all the info for it here.
A few small updates:
- We've raised the sell price for fish slightly.
- The site now has our own breeding roller, rather than doing it by hand.
Have a safe and happy winter holiday!
A special thank you from our team.
We'd like to extend some extra gratitude for everyone's patience as our site's host had some issues towards the end of November, which resulted in a few brief outages. As part of our thank you, we're giving everyone the bonus Advent Calendar prize for November.
It's a claimable Adoption Token located in Sophie's Shoppe!
The token will be available for claiming until the 1st of January.
We hope everyone's December goes great and if you celebrate any holidays during this month, we wish you a very joyful holiday.
It's a winter wonderland, and time for a seasonal update!
Snow is starting to fall around Eniv, and bringing with it some strange and magical happenings;
New Winter Items
We've got a wide array of new winter-themed items available for you all.
From accessories to hooves, markings, and bases - we've got a little bit of everything coming through the season!
But, you won't find them in Sophie's Shoppe. You can find them in our...
New Winter Holiday Shop
You'll find a new link under Games for our Winter Holiday Shop!
This shop doesn't accept Star Shards, however. It only accepts Candy Canes, so you'll need to be on the hunt for them.
You can find Candy Canes in Seasonal Prompts, while fishing, and randomly around the site.
You can also get them for winning the Beauty Contest!
Winter Holiday Gift Exchange
We're also hosting our first ever Keepers of Eniv Holiday Gift Exchange.
Participants can send a gift to the Admin account to enter the exchange. On December 25th the gifts will be randomly given out along with a special gift from Keepers of Eniv.
We've added a new Winter Holiday Gacahapon to the Gachapon Store!
As always, the prizes and odds are listed in the item's description before you buy, so make sure to check it out!
One Additional Note!
Sorry for the edit on this news post!
We nearly forgot to let you all know that through December, you'll be able to craft 5 Snowcapped Peaks Day into 1 Snowspot Marking!
More To Come!
Keep an eye out for more winter-themed fun as the month goes on.
Our Charity Raffle will go up Monday, December 6th, along with our Create-To-Adopt and buyable Enivi.
We're looking forward to celebrating the holidays with everyone!
A Question For Our Players;
What is your favorite winter-related activity?
We've got a handful of small updates and reminders for you all!
First, don't forget to enter for our first Create to Adopt Enivi!
The drawing is tomorrow at 8PM PST, so you still have time to get your stories, paintings, etc in for this legendary Enivi.
General (But Important!) Updates;
- The Code Cleanup has been completed!
Our Code Cleanup has finally come to an end (until next time ;) ). The site should be maintained more smoothly now and in preparation of us adding the Character Creator (which is obviously very image intensive). This isn't something you'll likely notice as a user, but it's set us up for a solid future going forward, and we're happy to have the solid foundation to build on.
- Captcha has been added to registration.
We've added Captcha to registration to help us let in users and keep out bots. Don't worry, you and your friends won't have to jump through hoops like trying to identify a "bus" that is actually a boat, bike, or who knows what else. The code is in our back-end system, so you'll hardly notice it's there.
Unless you're a bot.
- We're still in Open Registration (invite your friends!)
Captcha being added has made all our lives easier. We'll be keeping Open Registration open for the time being, and your friends will no longer need an invite code to join. Our plan is to keep the site open until we hit a limit where adding more players could complicate things as far as needing more staff, finding unexpected bugs, or needing to re-evaluate server space.
- The Timezone and roll-overs are being updated.
Our timezone has been updated from UTC to PST, and our roll-overs will begin to reset at 12am PST rather than UTC.
- PSD Requests and Masterlist Error Reports have been moved from our Discord Server to our Forums.
If you're looking for a PSD or have an error to report for your Enivi's masterlist entry, you can now do that on the forums instead of on our Discord server.
You'll find both these sections pinned under "Help".
If you already have a request in either of these on the Discord server, you don't need to put in a new one. We'll be finishing those up before retiring the channels.
- Fishing has been lowered from 5 tries per day to 3, and the lures are now usable!
This is in preparation of some new features we'll be adding soon, and also an attempt to balance out our economy.
- Fishing Prices have been lowered.
Like above, this is an attempt to balance out the economy. There's just too many fish!
- Some New Items Not Sellable
One final heads up, we're taking some time this weekend to double-check our economy. We've hit a threshold for some users having an abnormal amount of SS, and we want to make sure we're keeping tabs on that.
The new seasonal items are currently not sellable (to the site, you can still sell to other users! ) because we're working on maintaining balance ( as all things should be).
Our Current Work List
We're still ironing out a few things, but these are our goals for the rest of the month that you can keep an eye out for;
- Adding new items, accessories, and traits.
- Working on the Character Creator.
Note: This likely will not be finished this month, but we're working hard on it.
- Creating new tutorials.
- Working on new, optional site-themes.
Note: This likely will not be finished this month, but again, we're working very hard!
- Give more purpose to the fish you catch.
Finally, a question for our community!
We were talking about having a monthly Community Discussion, where the staff would be in VC and you could ask us questions in text.
They could be questions about the game, the lore, you could voice concerns, or suggest features you'd like to see in the future. You know we love to hear your thoughts.
Would this be something you'd be interested in, and if it is, would you rather it be;
- A weekday evening (7PM PST)
- A weekend evening (5PM PST)
- A weekend day (11AM PST)
- Other? (We couldn't do weekday mornings or earlier on weekdays)
This is a much smaller news post than usual, but we didn't want anyone to miss out!
We've added the End of Autumn Legendary Trait, and are hosting our first Create-to-Adopt!
A Create-to-Adopt raffle is where users enter by creating a piece of artwork (painting, writing, song, food, etc) that features the Enivi up for raffle.
As always, the only skill level you need to match is your own!
All the details for this can be found by clicking on the lovely Enivi below;
Good Luck, Everyone!
We're hosting another open weekend!
Feel free to invite your friends!
Our Adoption Center has been replenished with more Enivi, and we have some more coming through the day.
"So, how do I get an account?"
Just join our Discord Server and let us know you need a code. One of our staff members will send you the registration code you'll need to join.
We've had a new moderator join our team!
Wonderful Syn has been a fantastic help in the community. Active and always ready to lend a hand, Syn has more than proven to be a dedicated member of our community, and we're thrilled to have her join the Keepers of Eniv staff.
Dev Update Forum
We've added a section to the Forums under "Announcements" for developer updates. The intent is to be able to keep you all up to date without flooding you with news posts.
You can find the new forum here.
The community asked for it, and we're here to deliver.
Short hairstyles are coming soon. Our new Short Mohawk is already available in Sophie's Shoppe and in our OneDrive, and more will be coming soon.
Our Community Commitment
There's been a lot of upheaval in quite a few similar games recently, and we thought it would be wise to make a public commitment to our community.
We're promising to put our community first, even as we grow. To hold true to promises we make to the best of our ability. To only affiliate with other games and services we know hold our own values.
Transparency and honesty are very important to our community, and we plan to continue to be as open with you all as we can.
You can find our full statement here. We'll be adding a link to it in the footer of each page shortly.
What's Up With November?
November is a lighter month as far as events. We'll be releasing some general items, accessories, and traits while we make updates to the site.
Our plans for this month are;
- To update the site code so it runs more smoothly (this is in progress).
- To add a captcha to registration to help prevent bots (this is also in progress).
- Release a few odds-and-ends items, accessories, and traits that don't fit a specific theme, but have been asked for or are needed.
- To have the Enivi Creation and Customization tool ready for launch in December. This includes;
- This includes making sure all our markings and traits come in every color.
- Making sure all our accessories have their needed recolors and are set in place.
- Double-checking the positioning of all traits, accessories, and markings to make sure they align properly.
- Transferring all the traits to all bases.
- Finishing up the coding the program itself.
- To double-check all our December and January event assets, as these are two large events back-to-back.
Have a suggestion? A question? A remark? A joke?
Let us know in the comments below!
It's spooky season weekend and we've got some tricks and treats for you!
Bats! Bats! We Are The Bats!
Bats have overtaken many of the areas for the weekend. You'll be able to find them in prompts, shops (hanging out, not for sale), and various pages around the site.
These friendly squeakers of the night are happy to aid in your spooky festivities. You can use them to crafte Bat Wings and...
The new Batty Companions are here to stay!
Craft your collected bats into a large mix of nighttime friends, some of which are more put together than others.
Gross and goopy, mysterious slime has started showing up around Eniv.
It smells bad. It looks bad. It tastes bad... wait, why would you taste it!?
Seems some Enivi are more curious than others. While we do not condone putting mystery substances in your mouth, it might be worth trying?
Or it could be an absolute disaster.
The risk is all on you if you manage to find the stuff.
Other October Events
Our other October events will remain active through November 7th to make up for the time lost at the beginning of the month.
Don't forget to get any last minute prompts in for the Vespiri-themed events and to collect your rewards.
Also! While your Enivi is dressing up for the holiday, don't forget that they can now look like The Temp!
Site Updates Coming!
We've said it in the Discord server, but for anyone not there, we'll be having some site updates in the next week. These are to make the site more stable and enhance our security against bots. There may be a temporary outage, and some event times may be reset. Thanks in advance for your patience. We promise it'll be worth any downtime as this will be readying the site for some bigger features coming in the near future.
Enivi of the Month Entries
A small reminder to get any last minute entries in for Enivi of the Month!
We'll be picking a new EotM for November 1st, so be sure to nominate your Enivi of the Enivi of a friend.
Another big congrats to KRESNICA, our October EotM!
October Charity Raffle
Finally, a somber reminder that our October Charity raffle is coming to an end.
You can find all the details here.
If you can, please be sure to donate to the cause.
With all that said, have a happy and safe Halloween! We'll see you the first week of November for the montly updates!
We've got some nice site updates for you this week!
First off, we've added a few collectible items to the game. Meet, My Sweet Enivi, the nostalgic collectable dolls from your Enivi's childhood.
Every My Sweet Enivi doll has a rarity (common, rare, and legendary). This will effect the way you can find the doll as well as the resell value.
We'll be adding more of these as time goes on, but for now we'll start you all off with six;
For now, these can be found (rarely) as Daily Gifts or via our new Gacha Capsules!
Our new Gachapon Capsule Shop is open!
For those unfamiliar, Gachapon are those toy machines you see where you get a capsule that contains a collectible toy or item (or rubber balls, haha).
Our Gachapon capsules contain tons of items, accessories, and traits - even some legendary, Gem-only traits and an Ancient Sprout. What you get is randomized, so the Gachapon can be a bit of a gamble, but you'll always receive a prize.
Be sure to click on the capsule you're planning to buy to see the available prizes and odds before you purchase one.
We're Hiring Volunteer Moderators
We're seeking another volunteer moderator to join our team!
+ Helping our community members locate information, guides, and activities.
+ Answering questions about Keepers of Eniv, our activities, prompts, and events.
+ Defusing tense situations.
+ Reporting abusive behavior and rule breaks to the admin staff.
+ Being a good H.O.S.T. to our community (Helping Others and Saying Thanks).
What we're looking for;
+ Fun, upbeat people who have a passion for ARPGs and SIM games.
+ Individuals who are understanding, patient, and upholding our core values.
+ The ability to guide someone to resources without being condescending or getting openly frustrated.
+ Strong written communication skills are a must.
+ People who are not afraid to ask questions of other staff members when they’re unsure themselves.
There is a mandatory training session that lasts about an hour and a half, which is done over VC in our Discord server.
We're only looking for one or two people as of now, and will bring on more as the game grows. Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title "Volunteer Moderator".
Are you currently in the Keepers of Eniv server?
Were you in World of Eniv?
Are you at least 18 years old?
What is your current availability and do you expect this to change in the next 3 months?
Do you have any past moderation experience?
If yes, please elaborate.
What was a difficult social situation you found yourself in, and how did you resolve it?
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Charity Raffle Reminder
Our Monthly Charity Raffle started this month.
We're giving away Custom Item/Trait Vouchers for donations!
Finally, a question for you all;
What's your favorite Enivi clan and why?
This particualr event runs close to home. One of our wonderful artists, Marina, lost their mother recently in a hit-and-run.
Keepers of Eniv has always been community focused and charity driven (even back when we were World of Eniv) and we're hoping our community will be able to help out even a little.
We're offering 3 CUSTOM ITEM VOUCHERS as rewards for the raffle!
Other OCtober Updates
We've added a few new spooky items to our shop and advent calendar for this month!
As a small sub-note;
You may notice the navigation bar being updated this week. We're working on making it more user-friendly!
Welcome to the Guiding Light Celebration!
A Vespiri event held every October to help wandering souls find their way, and to pay respect to those who have passed.
Due to their connection to the dead, Vespiri are often considered an omnious and creepy clan. Seeing a Vespiri in town could mean the death of a loved one, as they are the clan that ushers the souls of the dead back to that Enivi's chosen deity. For this month, they open their temple doors to all Enivi in the hopes that they'll come together for this spectacular event.
Also, be sure to check out seasonal prompts for more ways to participate!
What's with all the bats?
Seems like the spooky vibes are all over right now! Bats are swooping here and there, but they don't mean you any harm - they're here to help.
Along with eating pesky insects, these beauties are here to help you in crafting. If you can get enough of them together, you'll be able to earn some wings of your own.
Be quick though, these little friends are only here for October.
What Else Is Coming This Month?
We're splitting up the event this month to see how it runs. Later this month we'll be hosting another Open Registration session as well as having more Vespiri and spooky-themed events and items.
Tomorrow, we'll be announcing our first ever Charity Drive. This one hits close to home so thank you in advance to everyone who can lend a hand.