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November 2021 Newsletter

Golden Root Nightshade

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

Opening/ Closure of Systems

  • The following systems/activities are OPEN on DeviantART:
    • General Submissions (ie, Foal Prompts, Art not affiliated with any Activity like Hunting)
    • Quests (Art)
    • References
    • Monthly Quests
  • 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
  • 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

  • Concerning Ballatober entries: The admin team has discussed the member concerns brought to our attention in the general chat and in other HARPG chats concerning the submission limit and timeline of uploading everything by October 31st. All submissions should be uploaded to DeviantART by the end of the day on October 31st EST. We understand that there is a submission limit to the group; as long as the artwork has been uploaded a member may create a thread in the Notes & Troubleshooting forum with screenshot proof and links to all the entries that need to be submitted to the group. These entries must have been uploaded before November 1st to count. For those entries please update their description with links to this thread. So then when you submit them late we know you attempted to get them on time. This thread must also be created before November 1st as if you were submitting to the group.
  • We thank all of our members for their patience during submission reviews, Ballatober or otherwise. The admin team is incredibly short staffed and will be further addressing this at the end of the year. We have been so grateful for our amazing members who took to the Ballatober event with enthusiasm and positivity. It has truly been a delight to see everyone’s incredible entries and activity. We do hope you all enjoy the upcoming Winter Warm Up! and Advent in December as our next “large” group event!
  • Anything involving Designs will require a reply or update within 2 months for it to be considered an active review. If someone does not reply to the admin working on their review in 2 months, they will close the review and they will be asked to start over again. 
  • If you would like to see all the changes that are occuring this month, please checkout the Changelog. This page updates every Friday 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……..

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