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Forum changes

Dear Community,

As of today, our current Community Forums have been switched to read-only mode. All existing information and posts remain intact and accessible, but no new threads or messages can be created.

We took this step because the customized software we use for our Community Forums is no longer maintainable. A lack of updates for an active forum also poses a security risk. The archived Forums will remain available in case you want to look up older material that may still be useful when building Dreams, or to take a trip down memory lane.

We invite you to join us on Facebook and Twitter, where you can stay in touch with us outside of the game. Our active Community Blog is also a great place to stay in the loop and learn about events, news and resources.

If you are looking for customer or technical support, we have many volunteers ready to assist you in the game, and you can also ask for help or give feedback through our Ticket System that is maintained by staff. We may also manually repost/announce DS snippets or other things made by players with the intent to help the community if we are tagged on Facebook or Twitter.

And don't forget you are always welcome to submit event news or other announcements for free, which can be broadcast to the whole game. We love to hear from you!

Thank you for all your contributions to our Forums over the course of many years!

WinterFest Contests

The trees have shed the remainder of their Autumn colors, and a swift cold breeze stirs across Furcadia. Light laughter like the tinkle of silver bells follows in its wake, a promise of fun and joy to come. A soft blanket of fluffy white snow has come to banish Wolf Howl until next year... Danival's Winter Festival has arrived!

In celebration of this most festive season, we have TWO super fun contests for you to take part in!


Holiday Greetings Video Participation Contest

The holiday season is all about spreading cheer and good wishes! We're asking you to put a brief video together sending a holiday or winter greetings message out to friends and/or family (RL or Furcadian)!

Contest Rules

How to Enter:

  1. Make a brief video sending out holiday greetings to friends/family
  2. Videos must be no more than 2 minutes long
  3. Upload your video to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr and tag Furcadia
  4. Email the link to your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please remember to include your Furcadian name so we can credit properly!

Deadline: Sunday, December 23rd - 11:59pm FST

Prizes:

  • All Valid entries will receive a sheet of wrapping paper to use in Furcadia!
  • Valid entries will be entered in a draw for a super rare Korven FOR LIFE!

Note:

  • Any entries not meeting the requirements will be disqualified and none are guaranteed a prize.
  • You may only enter this contest once!
  • Upon submission, you grant Dragon’s Eye Productions (DEP) permission to post your work and share it with the community. DEP may post, edit, and distribute creative contributions made through contests freely to players and for promotion of Furcadia.
  • All entries must conform to Furcadia’s T+ standard or lower.


Fantastical Magical Patch Pieces

The Art Category this time is Patch Design! The only requirement is that these items must exhibit some sort of magical effect. Maybe a glimmering orb, a wand that shoots lightning, or a flickering lantern! The new tools, along with lighting, ambience, particle effects, and 32-bit colors means there is SO much possibility.

Contest Rules

Format:

  • Maximum of 3 patch items. May have multiple frames.
  • All pieces must have some sort of magical effect.
  • Submit a screenshot of the items with your entry for use on webpage.
  • Accepted formats are: .fox (for the patch); .gif, .png, .jpg (for the display graphic) — Please include both in a .zip file for submission.
  • Please specify whether you are a Master or Regular entry.

How to Enter: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your .fox file and screenshot. Please remember to include your Furcadian name so we can credit properly!

Deadline: Sunday, January 13th - 11:59pm FST


Prizes:

  • Sleighs full of prizes will be given out including giftwrap, goodies, and the awesome new Korven! The more the better, so encourage your friends to enter!

Note:

  • Any entries not meeting the requirements will be disqualified and none are guaranteed a prize.
  • You may only enter this contest once!
  • Masters and Regular categories will be judged separately. Exhibition (non-judged) entries are also accepted!
  • Upon submission, you grant Dragon’s Eye Productions (DEP) permission to post your work and share it with the community. DEP may post, edit, and distribute creative contributions made through contests freely to players and for promotion of Furcadia.
  • All entries must conform to Furcadia’s T+ standard or lower.

Wolf Howl Contests Awards Ceremony

The trees of Wolf Howl have shed the last of their Autumn colors and a soft white covering of snow has come to blanket the festival grounds - Danival's Winter Festival has arrived!

Which means it is time to announce the winners of the Wolf Howl pumpkin carving and Spookitty coloring page contests! The awards ceremony will be taking place tomorrow (Wednesday, December 12) at the stage in Danival's Winter Festival, 6pm FST.

Rumor has it that rare Golden Stars have been seen falling from the sky within the Festival grounds -- if you are in attendance for the ceremony, you may just find one landing in your paws!

See you there!

Catching Stars - Annual Winter Sale

The most festive time of year approaches, and that means we’re unpacking the annual Winter Sale for Digo Market!

Each week beginning November 25th will feature a group of avatars on sale for up to 70% off! This will continue for a whopping 9 weeks of sales until every single regular avatar gets its chance in the spotlight, wowzers! This includes a slew of avatars that will see their first FOR LIFE versions introduced, as well as others that will have their FOR LIFE versions discounted for the first time. Much excite!

But wait, there’s more!

Catching Stars

Every purchase of special Winter Sale items made over the next 9 weeks will award 1-3 Golden Star desctags, with each Star counting as an entry into a super epic raffle taking place at the conclusion of the Winter Sale in February. And just what makes this raffle so super epic? Ultra rare and limited prizes of course! All Golden Stars from all 9 weeks enter the raffle for all prizes from all 9 weeks! But to add a little fun and mystery, the full pool of available prizes will slowly be revealed week by week, right here, over the course of the Winter Sale. Oooh, suspense!

Check out the prize list below -- we're kicking things off with a bang!

Week 1 1 x 1 Avatar Space
Week 2 3 x 1 Golden Sponsorship FOR LIFE
Week 3 3 x 1 Gloaming FOR LIFE
Week 4 1 x 1 World Package FOR LIFE
Week 5 3 x 1 Silver Sponsorship FOR LIFE, 1 x 1 Quarter Prime Status
Week 6 3 x 1 Turf (a reserved spot for your character on any main map**)
Week 7 1 x 1 Avatar Space
Week 8 3 x 1 Dream Package FOR LIFE
Week 9 ???

With so many amazing deals, there'll be plenty of opportunity to increase your chances of winning one or more of these awesome prizes!

*Golden Stars remain in your description until the conclusion of the raffle. These may be turned off through the Desctags Setting page (must be logged in to view). They cannot be traded, so make sure you put in the name of the character that you want them on!

**Pending approval by staff.

Inside The Portrait

Hello! Degu here with a special presentation for you today: a look inside the process of creating an official Furcadia portrait!

While butler art is often created early on in the avatar creation process, portrait art tends to come at the end. The video tutorial below was made for our avatar artists and offers insight into the methods used to demonstrate the process from start to finish, and I'd like to share it with you, too!

Read more: Inside The Portrait

Wolf Howl Contests

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Coloring Contest

Feel a chill up your spine? Hearing strange noises in the dark? It's time for all things spooky... and spoopy! The most mischievous time of the year is the perfect opportunity for some fun contests!

The awesome Degu has conjured up this very adorable coloring page, so grab your preferred medium of choice and liven up this image with some spooky or spoopy colors!

Pumpkin Carving

If being more hands-on is your thing and you just happen to have a pumpkin nearby, we challenge you to light up the darkness by creating a super cute or super creepy Furcadia themed jack o'lantern. Want some inspiration? Check out this Kitterjack by Glaciess!

Read more: Wolf Howl Contests

Cheeten Kindling!

Zoom! The sleek new Cheeten is ready to zip into Furcadia on Tuesday, October 16th! Primes Wevvin and Sek know well the value of the creative minds within the community, and now request your aid in weaving the Cheeten into Furcadian lore. So come join us in the Storyteller's Circle in Wolf Howl at 4:30pm as the Legend of the Cheeten unfolds.

Read more: Cheeten Kindling!

Wolf Howl Arrives!

Overcome by the sudden urge to Awoooo at the moon? Does the crunch of leaves underfoot fill you with glee? Have you kitterjack-spiced ALL the things? No doubt about it... Wolf Howl has arrived!

This annual festival in honor of Prime Reegarr has lots of eerily entertaining things to see and do, mwahaha!

  • Pick a pumpkin and carve it into the purrfect jack-o-lantern
  • Linger by the moonlit pool to let your inner wolf loose
  • Venture into the haunted mansion to assist an odd, possibly mad, dragon... what could go wrong?
  • Some folks speak of stumbling upon strange Words of Power, but their purpose remains a mystery...
  • And more!

Some fun contests will be announced soon, so keep an eye out here for details!

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