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Open Weekend Starts Today

Posted 9 months ago :: Last edited 9 months ago by admin

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It's Open Weekend!

This Friday (today) through Sunday we'll be open for new players. The site is temporarily open to anyone, even without a registration code. 

We're very excited to be able to finally open to the public, even if just for a few days. 

To our newest members, be sure to join our Discord Server where you can get quick help if you need to, or post on our Forums if you have any questions. We're all here for you!

The Adoption Center will be restocking shortly, and while we're not in the habit of prohibiting players from getting Enivi from that area, please do be respectful of the new players and give them a chance to get them as well.  We'll be adding Enivi there in waves to try to keep them available. If you have an Enivi you'd like to add to the Adoption Center, please do!

To make things even more special, keep an eye out for the new Out of the Box Prompt headed your way later today. This special Out of the Box will last all month.

The prize?

Well, let's just say it's going to be legendary.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Autumn Colors Fall Event

Posted 10 months ago :: Last edited 10 months ago by admin

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It's September and you know what that means, Autumn Events!

Autumn is a season filled with color and mystery. From harvest festivals and pumpkin crafts to spooky stories and dark arts, we've got quite a season ahead of us.

To get things started this September, we've made a few updates. Here are our current events and seasonal items;

New Items

From hairstyles to falling leaves, we've added a lot of new accessories, hairstyles, and backgrounds.
Some of these are purchasable in Sophie's Shoppe while others can be earned through prompts and activities. 
The autumn-themed items will be here through November, while the other general items will be here to stay.

You can view our newest items here.

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Seasonal Prompts

We've added a few Seasonal Prompts for you all to have fun with, and more will appear through the next few months.

Be sure to check out Fall Favorites and Cozy Afternoons

We'll also be adding a very special prompt for this month, so keep an eye out for that very soon.

 

Enivi of the Month Nominations

We're officially open for Enivi of the Month Nominations!

Our Enivi of the Month is an Enivi who has been worked on, be that through customization, prompts, or artwork. This Enivi should be one of their owner's favorites, doted upon and loved. 

You can find more information, as well as nominate your Enivi or a friend's Enivi here or by going to World > Enivi of the Month in the navigation menu.

 

What's Coming Up?

We're always working on updating the site. This month we're focusing on a few things;

  • We're redoing our front page to make it more informative for new members.
  • We're updating our community page. This will be the page you first visit when you log in. It'll show recent events and suggested prompts and activities.
  • We're still working hard on our Breeding and Customization system, and on uploading .png versions of all our Art Pack Assets.
  • We'll have our very first Enivi Sale this month. Be sure to keep an eye out for them in the next few days!
  • We'll be updating our lore and NPC character information. 

Autumn Colors Fall, Player Invites, and More!

Posted 10 months ago :: Last edited 10 months ago by Tony

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Happy September, everyone!

We've got a lot of updates so buckle up!

Player Invites and OPen weekends

September is the first month we'll be opening to the general public. We're starting things off slowly and opening in waves to make sure we're prepared for the new players. 

Starting September 1st we're giving all our existing players the option to invite two friends each. 
Want to invite a friend? Just message a moderator or admin and we'll generate an invite code, which you can then share with the person you want to invite. 

Here's a quick FAQ, but do let us know if you have any other questions;

Q. Who can get an invite code?
A. Any player who is a Backer, or who has joined as of August 31st, 2021.

Q. Will new players be able to buy a registration code?
A. At this point we're not considering selling registration codes.
 
Q. Will there still be an open registration weekend?
A. Yes! We're holding off the open registration weekend for a few reasons. The first is to ensure the site and staff can handle the new players as they join. We also want to make sure we have enough Adoption Center Enivi without flooding the site with random, unclaimed Enivi.
 
Q. I have more than two friends who want to join. How can I get an extra code?
A. Sorry, but it's only two per person. We're looking forward to seeing your other friends during our open registration weekends!
 
Q. Oops! I misplaced my invite code!
A. No worries! We keep a careful log of all our registration codes. Just message a mod or admin and we'll be able to get your code to you again.
 
Q. Can I buy/sell/auction/raffle/trade my code?
A. No, these codes are strictly for inviting friends into the game. They cannot be bought, sold, traded, raffled, or auctioned.
 

Item Sales

Have a surplus of swords? Caught too many fish? Not sure what to do with all those berries?
You can now sell your extra items back to the shopkeepers to make some extra Star Shards. 
Simply click on the item in your Inventory, click the checkbox beside it and select how many you'd like to sell. Then click "Sell Item". This will show you how many Star Shards your item can be sold for before you choose to finalize the sale.

As a heads up, we'll be adding more recipes and every item will have a use, so please keep that in mind when selling excess items.

Calling All Authors!

We now have a Literary Art Gallery.

Flex your writing skills and show off your wordsmithing by submitting your work to the Literary Art Gallery. 
This was always meant to be an option, but it seems we overlooked creating it when the galleries were being set up. We're happy to say that you can now submit your written prompts, stories, poems, and more.

Art Packs Update

You asked for PNGs and we've got your back!
We've added literal hundreds of .pngs into our art packs, and they're ready for use. These images include all new bases, markings, and more. 
With the customization and breeding systems being coded, we've created a few "official" colors for bases and markings. These include (but aren't limited to) Black, White, Ivory, Creme, Blood Bay, Maple, Chestnut, Golden Bay, Dark Brown, Blue Silver, Gilded, and Grey. You'll be able to find these in the art packs immediately.

Please keep in mind that transferring all our assets does take time and we are a small team. We're still working on getting the rest of our assets transferred, but we'll have them available as soon as possible. We'll also be adding more color options as we get these finished, but you're still welcome to color-shift your Enivi as well. 

Finally, we have a few smaller patch notes to make everyone aware of. This was a huge update, so we'll save the more seasonal news for tomorrow. See you then!

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Patch Notes
  • "Standard Fangs" have been renamed "Classic Fangs".
  • "Basic Soul" has been renamed "Classic Soul".
  • The wording in our FAQ was updated. We changed "USD" to read "real world currency" and updated the links to Legacy Enivi Registration and Legacy Enivi Transfer.
  • MYOs now automatically create when you use the item from your Inventory. We'll be updating our guide on this shortly.
  • The School of Killifish now requires 10 Killifish to craft.
  • The Color-Changing Potion now requires 10 Rainbow Berries to craft.
  • Shiny Scales now require 10 Rainbow Berries to craft.
  • The Gilded base has been changed from Uncommon to Rare.
  • There is now a 5 Star Shard fee to enter the Beauty Contest.
  • The Collar accessory has undergone an art update and is available in 5 premade colors.
  • All MYO and Legacy Transfers now come with the Morning in the Meadow background.

Player Code Give-A-Way

Posted 10 months ago :: Last edited 10 months ago by Tony

We're hosting a Player Code Give-A-Way!

On August 23rd we'll be randomly drawing 3 people from our social media accounts to give a player code to. This will grant entrance to the game about a week before we start to open for new players. 

To join, check out these posts on social media;

To enter, all you need to do is follow us on our social media platform(s), like the post, and tag a friend! 

If you already have an account you can still enter and give the code away to a friend (sales and trades of the player code are prohibited).

We're looking forward to seeing more of you in-game soon!

 

Other Updates of Note
  • Fishing has been made a free activity. You can get lures (like CHEESE! ) through Sophie's Shoppe for free. In the future, we'll be adding more to our fishing game.
  • With summer drawing to a close, we've started getting ready for our official opening. We'll be releasing more info on that in the coming week.
  • Our customization and breeding development is officially in progress!

Have a great week, everyone!

Weekly Beauty Contest

Posted 10 months ago :: Last edited 10 months ago by Tony

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It's Friday!

That means that the Beauty Contest has ended, and another has begun! 

Don't forget to enter your Enivi and to vote for other players to keep the game rolling. 

This week's prizes are...

25 Star Shards and Tusks!

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Congratulations to last week's winners!

1st Place

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2nd Place

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3rd Place

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Have a great weekend, everyone!

Beach Party Update!

Posted 10 months ago :: Last edited 10 months ago by Tony

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It's hot. It's humid. Let's hit the beach!

The Beach Party Update includes a few accessories to make your beach day perfect. From a Classic Beach Ball and Blue Striped Towel to the lovely Summer's End Bouquet, you're bound to find something to enhance your Enivi!

You'll be able to find these new items (and the pre-existing beach-themed items) in Sophie's Shoppe!

 

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Other Site Updates:

  • We've updated the navigation bar to be more user-friendly.
  • We've fixed the bug in the Beauty Contest that kept some players from being able to enter or vote.
  • We've fixed the bug that kept the Fishing game from refreshing.
  • Lures are now free to purchase at Sophie's Shoppe.
  • For the part of the community that's been asking, we've been having meetings about opening up different funding avenues for the site going forward. You'll likely see some of those appear soon, but we're dedicated to ensuring the game doesn't end up pay-to-play or pay-to-win. 

Question of the Day

What other themed items and accessories would you like to see in the game?

Weekly Beauty Contest Winners

Posted 10 months ago :: Last edited 10 months ago by Tony

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Congratulations to our first-ever Beauty Contest winners!

In third place, we have Somnar!

In second place, Passel!

And taking the crown for first place is...

Jammoos' Enivi!

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A new beauty contest is just getting started, so don't forget to enter! This week's prizes are 25 Star Shards and the Puffin Base!

Beauty Contest and Forums Update

Posted 10 months ago :: Last edited 10 months ago by Tony

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We're excited to announce that we have two new features added to the game!

The Beauty Contest

The Beauty Contest is a weekly event that restarts every Friday at 12 PM EST.

Players can enter their Enivi into the contest by clicking "Enter the Beauty Contest" and selecting the Enivi they'd like to enter.
The contest shows off your Enivi's profile image, which is automatically pulled into the contest when you enter.
At the end of each week, the top 3 Enivi with the highest votes will be given a special prize. The player whose Enivi had the highest votes will also get a special award for their profile.
Be sure to vote each week so we can keep the contest running (it only takes a few moments to vote)!

Forums

We've also now added Forums!

You can interact with the community, plan out designs, trade items and Enivi, and much more.
Feel free to host your own forum games, giveaways, or just start a conversation. 

We're looking forward to having more fun events and releases soon!

August General News + Updates!

Posted 11 months ago :: Last edited 11 months ago by Greyson

 

Welcome to our first general news + update post.

 

Happy monday ladies, theydies and gentlefriends!

A big thank you for joining us for our game's Early Access opening!

As many of you know, yesterday was day 1 of our Early Access launch, and we’ve been sending out registration keys to all of our Backers from Kickstarter. We had a pretty great start, squashing bugs and shaking off some of the cobwebs from our WoE staffing days.

We have a few things to go over today, so let's just jump right into it.

Tips for new members

With so many of our members being new to the features we've added, we assembled some quick tips for players to help them jump start their gameplay!

  • Don't forget to check out your Daily Loot Box! You can find that and other activities to do under the World Map. If you stay current and can do it consistently each day, you'll be awarded very rare prizes! Along the way you'll receive a bunch of useful crafting/research items, and some accessories, traits, and maybe even some other, more exclusive things...
  • Once you have your first Enivi created and approved, adopted, or imported, you can start completing prompts! These can be found under the World menu. They each award currency, exp, and or a combination of items!
  • As you go through the world, you'll collect items and can begin crafting new and improved gear, items that let you change your Enivi's colors/markings, and get a better feel for your Enivi themselves.

 

Check out our social media for more tips!

Speaking of tips! Our team also makes a point to be active on:

Instagram

Twitter

Tumblr

(Although our Tumblr is newly created!)

These sites will be resources as well as ways to @ us so we can see all of the wonderful work you're doing! 

If there's anything you don't want to upload to the website yet, but would like to tag us on to show us, we'll make a point to look at all of the @’s we get.

Combining the topic of social media and tips, if you tag any work you do related to Eniv and it’s inhabitants with #KeepersofEniv we'll be sure to check it out on those and other art-related sites.

 

Art Pack Updates!

Yesterday we realized we overlooked a key detail for the art packs under resources, and how they're best utilized by our members. We've made some steps to improve things for everyone:

  • We've begun adding transparent .png versions of each trait/marking/item.
  • We'll continue to have .psd files with masking layers available to help folks who have programs which keep the masking layer settings when importing a .psd file.
  • Our .psd and .png files alike will still be organized by marking/trait, so that they're easy to find.

We'd also like to make a few suggestions for folks who don't know where to begin when choosing an art program, and who are maybe entirely new to the idea of digital artwork.

Some free art programs which are frequently used in ARPG communities:

  • The Gimp (A surprisingly robust free program. The GIMP has been the opensource community's answer to Photoshop since the 90s.)
  • Fire Alpaca (Doesn't import the masks, but can handle PNGs just fine!)
  • Medibang (Known for being a great program for comic and manga inspired art!)
  • Krita (A frequently well-loved program of choice for many artists, both new and experienced.)

Some program suggestions for folks who are okay buying them and would like even more suggestions:

  • Clip Studio Paint (Comparable to Photoshop in capabilities, but considerably cheaper. The less upgraded version runs 50 USD normally, but they have 40-80% off sales 2-5 times a year.)
  • Photoshop (A classic. Most folks know of it, and it's hard to find a program with as large a community. But Photoshop can be expensive.)
  • Corel Painter (Another big name! Expensive but impressive paint blending.)
  • ArtRage (Much cheaper option!)
  • Paint Tool SAI (Another much cheaper option.)

There's so many more as well! Apps like Procreate are brought up often, especially when folks discuss drawing on their mobile devices. 

There's a lot of different features that vary between each of these, but just about any program that can handle transparency and layers should be able to help you use the art packs. :D

 

Adoption center additions.
  • We had some new additions to The Adoption Center yesterday! There’s still some Enivi left waiting to go to good homes. Take a look if you haven’t and see if any strike your fancy! 
  • Periodically throughout the month we’ll restock The Adoption Center with new Enivi! These could be cheap-to-adopt Enivi with common traits, or these could even be much more expensive Enivi with traits that can go up to Legendary.
  • If an Enivi isn’t adopted within a few days of being put up, they might leave and return at another date. So if there’s one you’ve had your eye on for a few days, be sure to grab them sooner rather than later. They might go try their luck somewhere else!

 

 

Upcoming traits / markings / items, and more tips!

 

  • For anyone who has a Druaesi MYO we have a bunch of new traits uploaded for the Druaesi in particular! This clan uses it’s own specialty traits, which other clans sometimes are unable to utilize. It gives a lot of opportunity for unique looks amongst your herd.
  • We’ve got a bunch of new specialty Soul Orbs uploaded as well! You can check them out in the Encyclopedia page, under the World menu at the top navigation bar. :D 
  • Speaking of specialty Soul Orbs. Some of them are added now as rewards for completed research in Drukworth’s Academy!
  • On the note of Drukworth’s Academy, you can find that on the World Map page as well.

 

Finally, last but not least in terms of upcoming accessories, items, and traits:

We’ve got some Summer/Beach themed items coming up!

 

Legacy Enivi

We’ve begun the process of uploading and approving the Legacy Enivi that folks have been submitting to us. 

We’ve been trying to knock out the list each day, so our current ETA if you’ve sent one in and are still waiting is about a day or so!

If you're a returning player from World of Eniv and have an Enivi that you'd like to have registered, you can find the form under My Activity within the game's navigation bar. Feel free to register any existing Enivi here, but please be patient with us as we get them approved and uploaded.

 

Fishing! Oh, dear fishing. 

We’ve noticed that the Fishing game hasn’t been behaving quite as we anticipated. 

Not to worry, our dev team is working hard to get this fixed up, and we’ve got our coder already on it. :D

 

 

Closing statements.

I can't express how thrilled I am for Early Access to have finally arrived and for all of the help from our wonderful Backers so far finding errors and squashing little bugs as we go. Y'all have been integral to this process and I am very thankful! 

I'm also feeling very excited for many more days getting to hang out with folks as the game comes together. I also love all of the feedback we've been getting about the traits, markings, accessories, and features so far. 

That feedback is definitely a huge priority for Tony and I as we get things ready for full launch, and we intend to keep it high priority for the duration of each major game update after that. You folks expressing the things you like and things you want to see will help us focus our efforts where people want them most. 

 

At the end of the day, it's thanks to you that Keepers of Eniv can be a fun game with awesome people in it's community. 
- Greyson

Welcome Kickstarter Backers

Posted 11 months ago :: Last edited 11 months ago by Tony

 

It's Time!

Welcome Kickstarter Backers!
It's time for early access to the site. We're working on getting the emails out and communicating with everyone about their rewards. There are a few notes we'd like to address for the game in early access;

Timeline

August 1st (today) is the day we open for our Kickstarter backers.
We're expecting there to be a few fixes as far as bugs and quality of life updates during this period of higher player activity.
We'll also be adding in a few more features, genes, and accessories, though that's to be expected going forward for the life of the game.
In terms of staff, we'll be looking at the weight load of our current player base vs our expected player base and will hire as needed.

September 2nd we'll be opening for more members and continuing to do this in waves so we can adjust the gameplay, staff level, and economy as needed.

Going forward, we'll be doing monthly updates (as well as weekly site updates) to let everyone know our plans going forward.

Bugs

And now for getting into the site itself!
The game is still early access to there will likely be a few bugs. If you come across one, please don't keep it to yourself. Let us know and earn the Buggy Achievement!
"Bugs" can be code not working correctly, a 404 or 500 error, or even an image missing from the site.
If you think you've come across a bug that is something like an image missing, please refresh first to make sure it's not an error in the loading or the browser.

As a note, we are still in the process of uploading a few of the traits to go with the items that were recently uploaded, but they should be available soon today.

Registration Keys

We're starting to go through the surveys and sending out registration keys and rewards.
If you haven't yet, please fill out your survey so we can contact you regarding your account and rewards.

If we haven't reached out to you by 6pm EST, feel free to reach out to us.

Legacy Enivi

If you're a returning player from World of Eniv and have an Enivi that you'd like to have registered, you can find the form under My Activity within the game's navigation bar. Feel free to register any existing Enivi here, but please be patient with us as we get them approved and uploaded.

Getting Started

Finally, we'd recommend reading over our Getting Started guide located under Resources in the navigation bar.

If anyone has any questions, we'll be here for you all day. We're excited to see the game finally being played and to building our community again!