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March 2022 Newsletter


Many changes that are happening are happening in order to make way for future gifts and events within the group. We understand the member base’s frustrations at slow changes and wait times, but setting up events does take time so we urge all members to hold this in mind when expressing their thoughts. Complaints are not suggestions; please make sure any future suggestions offer solutions that will ultimately benefit the group as a whole and that do not bring down any individual members.

Updates & Announcements

System Openings & Closures

  • Everything on DeviantART is now closed.
  • The following systems/activities are OPEN on the Forums:
    • Quests Scavenger Hunts and Quest Confirmations
    • Bank and Bank Related Items
    • Owner Transfers and Deceasing
    • Design Plaque Updates*
      *Only plaques missing a design (EXAMPLE) or updating already approved designs not including skinchangers and hornchangers
    • Highlord Hub*
      *Only for applying Highlord gifts
    • Cursus Honorum
    • Crafting
    • Art Submissions (General Art, MQ, Quests, Ect)
    • Newbie Natal Center Slot Donations
    • Character Profile Submissions
  • Unless otherwise stated, (ie. Announced in the Discord), the rest of the systems/activities are CLOSED.
    • Our Team is hard at work at trying to detach ourselves from DeviantART which means that with our current resources, some systems have to be put on the back burner while we try to prepare for our future as an ARPG. We hope in the months to come that we can share some of the exciting things we have in store! We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we iron out the kinks and try to make sure that once we open a system, everything will run smoothly without any more need for adjustments.

General Announcements

  • If you would like to see all the changes that are occuring this month, please checkout the Changelog. This page updates every Saturday with all the changes that were made that week, we are in the process of fixing, or the issues we are aware of. Please checkout it out in case any issues you may have had has already been addressed. This also will let you know when a certain system has been updated.  If you would like to preview previous month’s changelogs, you can find it under Archives with the category of Fade’s Changelog. LINK
  • The Suggestion Box is open for all members to drop their ideas, comments, and suggestions in. The Suggestion Box will remain Anonymous to other users, but it is a requirement and courtesy to list your DeviantART screen name for the admin team. The Suggestion Box will be checked once weekly for the admin team to discuss.
  • There are lots of new changes around the website and maybe some hints at what might be next. We strongly suggest getting reacquainted with the new website and poking around to see what might be hiding! Who knows you might find something quite interesting……..

Reflect and Recharge

This past month there has been a lot of strife, personal and world wide. We wanted to take this month and just let everyone breathe. Reflect on the world and changes. Our hearts go out to everyone right now. Reach out and offer kindness to someone. Take time to recharge and feel ready to take on the world piece by piece.

As part of this month, we would like to remind members and encourage them to participate in the Ballator Doodle Chain. It’s been awhile since this was interacted with, but we feel this is the perfect time to start it back up.

As a reminder, while our server is a safe place, that does not mean you can discuss sensitive or negative topics within our server. We ask that you keep those topics elsewhere, whether that be another server or DMs. It’s okay to rant sometimes, but be mindful of how much you’re ranting and in how much detail. If all you want is to rant, this might not be the place for you. At our core, we are a community that is all about art and horses. Keeping these things in mind will help foster a safe place where people feel comfortable to talk without fear that triggering subjects might crop up. 

Many admins are taking time off this month to reflect on the world and their lives so that they can recharge and be ready for the next month. Wait times may be much longer as certain admins take time off. We thank you for your patience.

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