Canine Chronicle Sept 13, 2020 9:50:33 GMT
Post by Sammiie on Sept 13, 2020 9:50:33 GMT
Hey everyone! We hope that all of you have been doing alright in these unprecedented times! It's been a bit of a tough month for everyone, but don't forget that we're all still here and kicking if ya'll ever need someone to talk to. Otherwise, let's make this month a great one!
AUGUST'S TOP POSTERS
1st Place: Viceroy with 15 posts.
2nd Place: Corona with 8 posts.
3rd Place: Fire with 7 posts.
August's Topsite Voter Champ
Congrats to anyu for being our champion voter last month! For your efforts, we’ve sent you 1,000 kibble! Thank you for your voting dedication!
Remember all, while you need at least five votes during the month, the player that votes the most within the month gets a random prize! All you have to do to vote on the Topsites (save for one or two of them) is click the links! Once you’ve voted, you just post to the thread and let us know, and repeat the process the following day or whenever you can vote next!
All prizes will be sent out to everyone! Congratulations to our Spotlights for this month C:
Thank you so much to those who have sent in applications so far! We’ve read them, and while we don’t believe we will be acting on choosing our next staff yet, just know that you’re on our radar! C:
Barc Shop Item Adjustments
We decided to remove the Face Claim Change item from the Barc Shop, due to issues with realism. It isn’t realistic that any character starting out looking one way could change their appearance completely after playing in the game for a profound period. Our game would need specific fantasy elements for that to make sense
Exceptions are still made to characters whose picture sets disappear while they are still actively played on board, but we expect you to replace their picture set with another that looks as similar to the original as you can find.
Additionally, we changed the ‘Photo Manip Fixes’ item to a full on ‘Photo Manip Art’ item that you can use to request a photo-manipulation art, created by staff. We’re hoping this will spark some interest in this item C:
Updates to Spotlight Voting
As voted on by the majority of you in our latest survey, coupled with the depleting interest in nominating people for our monthly Spotlights, we’ve decided to do a test run of the new system and see how it works out over the next few months. We’re hoping that it makes nominating players easier for you all so that more people will participate and vote!
Because the options are endless, and it’d be restricting for staff to have to handpick these from such a wide variety of potentials, we’ve decided to retire Thread OTM and Quote OTM. Hopefully, this change will make nominating easier on you guys as well! We know those two categories were one of the hardest ones to choose for!
Using the new system, staff will choose three players or characters for each category and put up an anonymous poll for each category at the 15th of every month, allowing everyone roughly 15 days to vote. Anonymity was a big request, so the polls will be anonymous and the results hidden until the ‘chronicle announces the winners. Staff will still be able to see who voted and will award Kibble accordingly.
Votes are to be made via your Player Account only. Everyone will get 10 Kibble automatically for submitting a vote to each category, so that’s 40 Kibble you can earn just by voting. Additionally, you can submit an anonymous comment for each vote you made via sending a PM to IF Staff ! Each comment will earn you an additional 25 Kibble and will be featured on the Canine Chronicle (as they have been). In total, just by voting and commenting, you can earn 140 Kibble!
Please ensure these are detailed comments and are not just “I picked this because it was cool/funny/etc.,” please give us reasons and examples. It doesn’t have to be an essay; a sentence or two is fine, but please give detailed reasoning! Any comments we receive that don’t explain their reasoning will not be awarded the Kibble.
Everything is explained in the Spotlights thread, found HERE.
If there are any questions at all about this, please reach out to us!