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September Newsletter

Hi all! Thanks for the patience during the rollover. We're currently discussing the best solution for handling rollovers in the future, so you can expect more news on that soon! This newsletter will be brief, but we want to give a big congrats to all of this month's winners! Thank you all for the lovely entries to the Frootie Design contest. There were some amazing, creative entries and we hope to host more contests like this in the future. Prizes to be distributed soon!

 

August Winners

Frootie Design Contest

1. Quislings
2. Ghostly-Vixen
3. Pegasins
4. AdorablySquish
5. BeanPurrs
6. MenaceRat
7. ExitoricanBean
8. Gaviins
9. FridayAngel
10. JeLapins

 

Random Contest

1. Fluoto
2. Sugary-Stardust
3. Handhelld

 

Midveiler of the Month

1. naishine
2. PastelDegu


Behr's Beauty Contest

1. Handhelld
2. Ducclord
3. Sxilin


By The Strudel Team | Posted 2019-09-07 13:56:56

And they're back!

Awfulcone, Stick N Poke, Free Arborling Submissions, and ARPG Submissions are all live and tied into the new Masterlist!

As usual, please report any bugs via the forums or Discord #site-bugs channel.

Happy Rolling!


By The Strudel Team | Posted 2019-09-03 18:02:23

Masterlist Glow-Up

The masterlist has had a complete overhaul. All of the code and database structure has been rewritten from scratch to incorporate new features we've wanted for some time. Here's an outline!

1. Hearts: You can now heart/unheart Midveilers while browsing, without the need to venture into the individual listing.

2. Gift Art: You can now submit gift art to users on individual Midveiler entries where the fan art status is set to yes! Simply click the gift box icon to deliver your art. (Note: This does not currently count for King's Cure, but it is the longterm plan.)

3. Midveiler Sorting: You can now sort your Midveilers the same as you do pets in your barn or menagerie! This is done on the "My Midveilers" page.

4. Theme Art: You can now submit theme art for your Midveilers to illustrate their fillings/scraps/etc. This can be done when viewing your Midveiler's individual entry along the buttons at the bottom. The first time is free and it will cost 5,000 crumbs to update the art later on!

5. Alternate Forms: Certain Midveilers (Currently Ghost Thimbs and all Jollybeans) have the ability to include an "alternate form" per their species sheet. You can now include this in your redesigns, or outside of a redesign if you do not currently have one uploaded!

6. Storing of Artist Name: We now store Artists in addition to Designers! For simplicity, all existing designers were pre-filled into artist slots. If yours needs to be update, reference the link below regarding masterlist corrections!

The overall look of the Masterlist has been refreshed as well! There are additional pieces we plan to refresh down the line, but for the sake of getting the masterlist up & running for Jollybeans they will be introduced in the future.

 

FYI for Jollybean Gen 1 Rebases please DM/Message Nymbliss!

 

Because of the extensive nature of the update there will be some errors, though likely only with traits and artist names. To make things easier on the staff, please report all masterlist errors here for correctionhttps://strudel-cafe.com/viewthread.php?id=190

 

The Awfulcone, Stick N Poke, Free Arb Submisisons, and ARPG submissions will remain down for an additional day or two to finish up some aspects of those and also limit the scope of bug reports for this initial rollout! Another news announcement will be posted when they are re-released.

 

Thanks everyone for your patience!


By The Strudel Team | Posted 2019-09-01 22:23:06

Quest Update

It seems last night we had 500 users on simultaneously completing dailies. Exciting! This, however, exascerbated some issues with questing causing a bottleneck that slowed performance speed for users.

As such, questing is going to be getting some adjustments made over the next week.

To keep from having to turn off quests entirely, I've put some hotfixes in place that should improve performance a bit and alleviate server pressure at midnight.

As a side effect, quest required items & prizes will (temporarily) not have a link to their catalogue entries. I also had to wipe all pending quests acquired from today's rollover as there were too many duplicates in the DB to fix manually. I will also be monitoring the server throughout the day and especially tonight at midnight to see if the duplication problem persists despite the changes made. If necessary, it will be brought down again temporarily.

Just to be clear, questing is still going to be a bit slow! My main concern with the quick fixes is to prevent duplication and the site becoming unusable until a more comprehensive overhaul is complete.

Thanks everyone for your patience and looking forward to seeing even more growth in our little community!


By The Strudel Team | Posted 2019-08-30 12:59:16

Step Right Up!

Come one, come all to Makeshift's Bazaar! The vacant, abandoned buildings beyond Cafe Central are home to a new creature ... a werethimblet, to be precise! He's still setting up some of his attractions, but a small shop stall appears open and a strange voodoo doll sits perched on a weathered wooden table.

 

Today's update includes...

1. Makeshift's Bazaar. New shop that sells Thimblet items and is how you get to Stick N Poke, the new Thimblet Awfulcone-equivalent!

2. Stick N Poke. New Thimblet chance game! This will functional the same as the Awfulcone for Strudels. There are a variety of exciting, cursed traits and two pets to acquire as well! If you're extra lucky, perhaps you'll even roll a ghost token ...

3. User Wishlists. You now have the ability to create (up to 3) wishlists and name them and add a description. You can add items by browsing the catalogue and clicking the "Add to Wishlist" button!

4. User Galleries. You can now create an item gallery (with size upgrade purchases akin to the shops) to show off whatever it is you collect! Pets, pink items, gross items ... whatever your heart desires.

 

All of these items can be found linked beneath the Explore menu on the nav. As always, if you experience issues with the new features post in the #site-bugs on the Discord or the Site Bugs board on the forums!


By The Strudel Team | Posted 2019-08-24 22:03:52