January Newsletter

Happy New Years, Strudel Cafe! 

As per usual, please check out our Winner’s Showcase to see last month’s winners.

We thank you all for spending another year with us, and to our newcomers, we hope you enjoy your time with us this year. 2023 will be a bit different in terms of updates and events. In order to keep everyone on the same page, we’ll be going over what you can expect from this year.

Due to limited resources, we will be cutting down on some of the activities we offer. These activities were popular at our species’ inception, however, as we have grown over the past few years, we’ve seen a drastic decrease in participation. Activities such as Part-Timing and Random Contest will be discontinued until further notice. Next month, the Monthly Prompt will be replaced with a monthly user gallery that will operate similarly to Behr’s Beauty Contest. Members can submit their proudest works, and the winner will be voted on! The winner will be one of the Midveilers of the Month, with the second being rolled from the previous Midveiler of the Month entrants as happens now. Homeroom, Great Pet Rescue, Lottie’s Luck, and Crabby Chef will remain unchanged.



Though we are saying goodbye to some activities this year, they will be replaced by some exciting new additions to our site mechanics. This month, we are releasing an extension of the crafting area: the Workbench! In this area, you can turn crafting materials found in the foraging area into weapons and armors. Six levels are being released to start, and will follow with more advanced recipes later on. More projects are in the works, and will be periodically released throughout the year. You will need to have completed 100 Crafted Items to unlock the Workbench. To upgrade or check how many crafted items you have completed, simply visit your unlocked Crafting Workshop.

Events this year will include our annual events such as Enlightened, Shipwrecked, Halloween, and the Advent. We will not be introducing any new events this year. Our efforts will be placed into continuing to improve and add to gameplay. Growth will be slow but steady this year. 

We will rebalance the site as necessary over the next few months by observing patterns in crumb earnings. Treats will also be repurposed into new areas.

Some additional notes for this month:

  • Several new crafting ingredients for the Workbench have been added to Foraging. For a limited time they be purchasable in the General Store with unlimited quantity (for the same price they can be re-sold to the Farmer's Market) until there are more in rotation.
  • When foraging you can now obtain a higher quantity of the items you find! Most items will drop 2-3, while pets will remain 1.
  • The higher level Workbench recipes will be released in the near future. We are ensuring there is balance in the recipes before releasing them all. As such, the Rough-Edged Sword, Flimsy Bow, and Basic Bomb will be temporarily un-craftable until the higher levels are released.
  • The Crafting: Workbench Collection has been released!
  • Don't forget, the Advent Prize Shop is still open and you can now discard your extra tokens!

All activities have been rolled over and are ready for the new month!
Featured Midveilers to be added once we hear back from this month’s winners

By The Strudel Team | Posted 2023-01-07 20:39:16

Advent Prize Shop

The Midwinter Advent Prize Shop is now open! Spend your Peppermint Token 2022 on various prizes from both this year's advent and advents past. The Discard will open in one week on January 6th for any excess you'd like to trade in for random goodies! Click here to check it out.

By The Strudel Team | Posted 2022-12-30 14:37:36

Winter Rollover

Seasonal rollover is complete and it is officially WINTER in Midveil!

Trees have been cut down for the season and orchards cleared for lumber.
Seasonal seeds/saplings/starters are now appropriately purchasable from the Farmer's Market!

Part-Timing prompts have not been updated and the activity has been put on hold.
We are working to re-evaluate our activity structure in the new year and may be making some adjustments!

By The Strudel Team | Posted 2022-12-21 00:08:31

Midwinter Advent

Merry's Midwinter Advent is live! You can pick up prizes once per day from Dec 14 - Dec 25. Be sure to try and visit daily for themed goodies and Peppermint Tokens to spend in the event shop next month! Click here to visit.

By The Strudel Team | Posted 2022-12-14 00:04:00

December Newsletter

Happy December!
As per usual, please check out our Winner’s Showcase to see last month’s winners.

COMING SOON: 12 Days of Midwinter

This year's advent will work a bit differently. Instead of a daily collection all month, there will be 12 Days of Midwinter beginning on December 14th through Dec 25th! Each day will be themed and contain multiple prizes such as new profile skins, pets, cosmetics, and more! Be sure to check back on the 14th; a news post will also be posted that day as a reminder!


All activities have been rolled over and are ready for the new month!
Featured Midveilers to be added once we hear back from this month’s winners

By The Strudel Team | Posted 2022-12-03 13:33:47