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Furcadia in the press!

Our successful 32-bit update (part 1, much more is coming!) has attracted the attention of journalists! ASUS, a leading gaming hardware manufacturer, named Furcadia as one of the 8 Games That Changed How We Play! One of the biggest gaming web sites on the internet, Kotaku, featured Furcadia on their front page and talks about the challenges of keeping a social MMO up and running for soon 20 years! Check out these articles and let us know if you find other press reports about Furcadia!

P.S. If you missed our Town Meeting, we have posted the announcements section over on the forum. Learn about all the new things that are coming your way! There's also full video coverage of the meeting.

Town Meeting

We're holding a Town Meeting on September 17, 4:00 PM FST! It's your chance to ask us (almost) anything related to Furcadia and The Second Dreaming! There will be a special Dream for this event, though the Town Meeting will also be broadcast on the Events Channel (type =event to toggle it).

We hope to see you there!

Bug fixes, Tutorials, and 32bit patch releases!

It's official: Update 31a is a success!

We've prepared the 32bit patch releases for FurN and Allegria Island, as well as created a lore-based story behind the creation of AI, so feel free to check those out!

Many have asked about Tutorials so I'd like to mention that we have an official Youtube channel and a playlist dedicated to tutorials! We cover how to create an Account and how to create and edit your characters. For Dreamweavers there's 2 tutorials about 32bit remapping, and one of them covers how to convert old style avatars to 32bit remapping!

We also have a web-based tutorial for those looking to quickly modernize their Dream! The community is welcome to make tutorials too, as things are figured out! (PS. We postponed the drawing of the raffle to later in the month. Details soon!)

Bug Fixes since Update 31a

Our dev team has also been hard at work fixing some issues which cropped up after the update went live! Here's a partial list of what's been fixed so far.

Server fixes:

  • Fixed the spontaneous Heimdall restarts that were knocking people offline right after the update
  • Fixed an issue where some users randomly had their portrait turn off
  • Default Hyooman DS params fixed
  • Moved downloads to s3 servers

FurEd fixes:

  • Your in-game appearance now updates correctly when you save a costume
  • Magic forms and custom avatars no longer show a “file not found” error
  • A meaningful error message is shown when you try to create a character using an unavailable name
  • Newly created characters are now usable through legacy web services (by using the character name and account password)

Web fixes:

  • Legacy web services and Digo Market now accept account passwords in place of character passwords
  • Account password reset should no longer give “Invalid email address” error
  • Import character function added to the My Den menu

Digo Market fixes:

  • Rainchecked orders now activate instantly after they have been paid through PayPal
  • Subscription renewals now work in a more reliable fashion

Map / Art fixes:

  • Digo remap fixes on several avatars, butlers, and portraits (will be in the next client)
  • Positioning fixes on a couple of default patch objects (will be in the next client)
  • Several main map bug fixes

Land Rush in New Allegria Island

New AI Beach scene

You can now submit reservations for Turf and Dream Upload spots in New Allegria Island!

If you are the owner of a Turf, there is now a one-time chance to move your existing Turf to the new AI map. You can also purchase a new Exclusive Turf and reserve a spot in AI. Likewise, if you are the holder of a Dream Package, Realm Package, or World Package, you can now submit your reservation for an upload portal in New AI. The red upload pads currently on the map are suggested Group Package upload locations. You can choose from them or other locations on the map.

Please send us your submission through the ticket system. Don't forget to include a screenshot that clearly shows the location that you would like to reserve and include a secondary location in case it is taken. If you have a previous reserved spot on another map, please include a screenshot of that also. Note that all spots require approval by DEP staff. Some areas are not available for Turfs. We'll let you know whether your chosen spot is available, taken, or unavailable.

Turfs and reserved upload pads/portals will only be added to the game on the day when the New AI is released to Live World (or shortly after). If you have any questions, please send us a ticket. :)

Test and Win!

It's not just the weather that's heating up! Work on update 31 has been intense in the recent months and we are getting ready to release it to Live World!

We want to make this update as good as we can, and we need help -- your help! -- with testing the update in the Second Dreaming World! There is a lot to test: from maps and dreams (especially your own!) to character creation and logging in, everything needs an experienced look by you!

Read this post on how to download and use the preview version!

To make it worth your while and say Thank You, we are holding a special Second Dreaming Raffle with very attractive prizes.

What you can win:

1 x Renowned Avatar Package
1 x Dreamer Domain Package
1 x Golden Dragon Package
3 x Golden Alchemy Package
3 x Gloaming Conjurer Package
5 x ArchAngelcat Package
5 x Eternal Direhound Package

How to enter:

There are two ways to enter this raffle:

- Upload your dream in the New Alegria Island in the Second Dreaming World. Place your character next to the portal and press TAB so that your character name is visible. Take a screenshot ("F" tab) and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This yields you one entry into the raffle. Only one submission per person is allowed! Your character must be on a Furcadia CMS/Web Account- If you have none, you can create one! Please make a backup copy of every dream you upload!

- Report a new, reproducible bug in the Bug Report thread here. The first person to report a new, reproducible bug that has not been found or reported yet, will get an additional entry into the raffle. This is per bug. A player can get multiple raffle entries by reporting multiple eligible bug reports. Whether a bug report is eligible is decided at the sole discretion of Dragon Eye's Productions staff. Click here for information on how to report bugs! You need to log into the forum with your character (not account) credentials. You can upload screenshots directly in the forum thread or include a link to Imgur, Tinypic, or other sites.

The rules in a nutshell: Only one screenshot submission per player is allowed. If you send in more, you'll be disqualified. DEP Staff and Team Dragon Members are excluded from participation. You must have a Furcadia Web/CMS account. The raffle ends on August 1st, 2016. Winners will be announced on or before August 15, 2016.

If you have any question about this raffle, please submit a ticket at

Name generator!

Have you been having fun with the web-based FurEd? Good! In today's news blog we want to show you another of the new features that makes creating new characters easier and more fun!

Have you ever wanted to make a new character and couldn't find an available name? Or bumped into a creative block where naming a new roleplaying alt became a big obstacle between you and slipping into the new persona?

The new and upcoming web-based FurEd will help you out! We've added a nifty random name generator! That's right, not only will FurEd put together an outfit for you on demand, but it will also suggest a name for your new character that is not taken. The suggestions are not only specific for the selected gender, but also take the species into account. So, if you're a Feline, you'll probably get different names than you would if you had chosen a Canine character. Each species has their own set of last names, plus some generic ones.

It'll also consider your account's email address! It can determine if your account email has a first and last name and offer that name to you first before generating one. So if your email is super-furre @ you'll get Super Furre as a name suggestion if it isn't already taken.

Try it here!

Whether you take the name as it is or let it inspire you, making characters just got easier! It's quite entertaining to just play with it and see what it suggests. We hope that this new feature will also help new players get smoothly and quickly into the game.

FurEd Random Name Generator

Please note that the web-based FurEd is still in development! So not everything works flawlessly yet, but we think it's already a lot of fun to play around with. Oh, and if you click Play, it will add the character to your account right away!

Let us know what you like about it on Twitter or Facebook!

FurEd Update!

The preview version of the new web-based FurEd (Character Create) has been updated!

FurEd updated

Take a sneak peak now!

Remember to log in with your CMS Account, not with your character's password. Make sure to select a digo or avatar that has a butler, as otherwise nothing happens when you click on "Hair", "Fur", etc. :)

The upcoming 32-bit update of Furcadia comes with numerous new features. Among them is the greatly increased color depth for everything, including the dyes for characters. Right now, Furcadia is limited to a 256 color palette, but once the update is released (not much longer now!), we'll have a 32-bit range of colors for everything! You'll notice in the preview of the FurEd/Character Create that you have the same number of basic colors available for your character. This is by design and we'll add many more dyes over time!

This week, Majas and Emerald Flame have been going over many of the basic colors and touched up these older dyes for a better flow. This is especially noticeable with Hair dyes that only had 2-4 colors/shades. Many dyes, such as Gray brown and Cream brown have more contrast and look less flat. Others, like Aquacyan, no longer consist of just two shades, which made them look flat, but are fully colored now. Pinewood and Light chocolate are less shiny and pink! On numerous fur dyes (Fox orange, Yellow, and Violet are the most noticeable), the pastey white side of the spectrum was tweaked to be more saturated for more robust and full colors.

Go ahead and play some with this preview version and let us know what you think! Note that not all avatars have "butlers" yet, so if you get an error saying that a file doesn't exist, that's normal! It's a preview, so there are some small wrinkles still needing to be ironed out, but we wanted to show you!

Over the coming days, we'll talk about other new FurEd/Character Create features, as well as share more update news with you. Stay tuned!

New Test version available, RC7!

Thanks largely due to your awesome feedback, we're back with even more fixes and improvements for this test version release!

What's new? We have lots of bug fixes and tweaks.. but the biggest update is that Treeki entirely rewrote how the interface for DreamEd works in this test version! Since this is new code, please let us know any of anything odd if you come across it (as long as it's not already listed in Known Issues!) ;) Here's a full list of the fixes / changes in this test version.

DreamEd new UI flexibility animation

You can download the latest version here! Please keep reporting any bugs you find on this forum thread!

32bit Remaps video tutorials!

We're going to try to be faster making these tutorials, but it should be easier now that there's a good format for them. Let us know in the video comments if you thought the video was helpful and if you have any suggestions for other tutorials! This is our YouTube channel:

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