Happy August Everyone!
Once again I'm here with a nice update roundup for this month! I hope everyone had fun with Art Fight last month, it was super fun to see everyone's art and people participating in Chance's Gacha Generosity! Can't wait to see what people get from Gacha, good luck to anyone who opens some capsules! I opened a few myself and added some nice stuff to the Donation Shop :3c always good to keep an eye on the shop, you never know what you might find there!
The winner of the July Puppypillar raffle has been drawn! The result can be seen on the Raffle Page, congrats to Oboe ! I will reach out to you shortly with details! After the puppypillars have been created, the unclaimed ones will be raffled off as well, so keep an eye out for updates!
One of our new features is a Featured Character on our Homepage! We will periodically be switching out the character to be spotlighted, and may have nominations and/or voting in the future for what character is the spotlight, but for this round, staff has selected Taro, owned by Hawkins ! Taro has had some lovely art made lately, and is the parent to one of our first Puppypillars, we can't wait to see more from them! As the owner of the Spotlight Character, Hawkins will be awarded the King for a Day Sticker award! Congrats!
Lore and Guide Updates are ongoing! Art Fight took up a decent amount of my time in July, but there has been some stuff that has been updated so far!
- Staff Documentation and Guest Artist Documentation has been updated and moved from Google Drive onto our site! This is mainly not visible to members, but has been helpful for staff, and our current round of Guest Artists have been able to benefit from the update!
- The item DB has been updated with new Item Rarities and fixing up some useful information!
- To go along with the previous point, new guide has been added! All about Currencies, Items, and Awards has been created for a reference to all of these lovely things we have on site! This guide has added graphics and some cool new line dividers, and is a nice example of the improvements I plan on making to the other guides!
- Mini-Lore update! The Puppillar Holidays page has been launched, which is still a major WIP! This entry outlines some holidays in the Puppillar society, and you can look forward to these being expanded on and having a presence in the ARPG as well!
The Masterlist Project is currently on hold! One of my big projects is to update Masterlist art for every character so that the "new" watermarking system is present for each entry, where owners and staff can see the unwatermarked image and everyone else see the watermarked version, however I have decided to put this on hold because we need to make some updates/fixes to the masterlist in order to add extra images. Another component of this project was to add all the alternate view images of Puppillars I have access to (mainly images without accessories), so this will be on hold for a little bit while that gets sorted out!
Some New items
A few new items have been added to the Clothing Shop! The Cowboy Hat and Pansy Flower Crown were requested by members and are now available!
In addition, we have been working on creating the Exclusive Prizes for the Dungeon Quest: Beast Quest!
Thats all we got for now, hope everyone has a great day/night/whatever! :D
Looks like Aspen has busted out the crayons again in honor of Art Fight! July has some other fun stuff in store though, so let's jump on into it!
Art fight 2021!
July means Art Fight, the online art exchange/brawl where people draw for each other! In honor of art Fight, we will be encouraging participation by offering some bonus incentives over at Chance's Gacha Generosity! For the duartion of Art Fight, you may submit ANY art for other Puppillars members, even if the art is of a non-puppillars character, and the Gacha bonus of 2 Rolls on the loot table will remain until Art Fight Ends! Even if you don't participate in the official Art Fight, you may still participate if you do gift art for Puppillar members!
July puppyillar raffle
Puppypillars have comfortably found thier place in our ARPG, and it's about time we host our first Puppypillar Raffle! This raffle is free to enter, and will work as follows:
- Each member can claim their free ticket via Claims, simply submit a new claim and select the raffle ticket as your reward
- The raffle will close on July 31st at Midnight Site Time
- One winner will be drawn, and will be asked to provide two parent puppillars for the designs to be based on
- The parent puppillars may be your own, or one can belong to another member with their permission
- Five puppypillar designs will be created based on the parents, and the raffle winner will get their pick of which design to keep
- In the case of one of the parents not belonging to the winner, the owner if the other parent will also get to pick a design to keep. In this scenario, an additional Puppypillar will be created for the raffle
- The remaining puppypillars will be raffled off in a new raffle, where each member (besides the winner of the initial raffle and any second parent owner if applicable) can receive one ticket for free
Enjoy the raffle everyone and good luck! You can view the current tickets here!
You may have noticed a new shop on our shops page, the Donation shop! If you want to do any spring cleaning, you can donate items from your inventory, and they will show up in the shop for members can pick them up for free! Keep an eye on this shop, staff members may occasionally drop some goodies in there as well! Enjoy the donation shop, and good luck grabbing some fun stuff! The shopkeeper is currently in the works, so keep an eye out!
Staff and Site changes
To start off this section, we would like to give a special shoutout to tgi , who has recently stepped down from being staff. During his tenure, TJ has made some amazing adoptables and items our site, and we appreciate all his hard work! Thank you so much TJ, you will always be part of our Pupppillars family!
As always, we are always working on improvements for our site, as many people have seen, we have recently added Birthday Verification to the site, which sis required going forward. This is to enforce that all members must be 13 or older. As announced on our Discord Server, anyone who verifies their birthday on the site is eligible to claim a free Welcome Box item. If you haven't already, feel free to subit a claim requesting your gift!
There have also been a few improvements to the site, including a revamp of how sales posts will appear, which we will be hopefully utilizing soon!
Thanks to everyone who applied to be a Guest Artist! It was hard to choose from the applications, but we have selected five guest artists, BLACKDOGZ , Hawkins , Pooka , Oboe , and 4sparkles ! Their guest sets will be posted when they are completed, so keep an eye on our Sales page for some cute new pupps and snailcats!
More site improvements are always in the works, but one of the features we are working on is being able to verify your account's alias through different sites. You will be able to manage your Aliases via your settings, and choose a primary alias. The sites that will be available to use are: deviantArt, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitch! Once these changes are made, we will make sure to make an announcement!
Thanks for tuning in to the news! We hope you enjoy all this cool new stuff! Hope everyone is having a safe and happy summer so far!
Welcome to juNe!
Pride Month updates
Happy Pride Month everyone! This year Winston has curated some awesome new Pride Gear in the Pride Shop! There are three new flags represented, Polyamorus, Xenogender, and the Progress LBGT Pride Flag! There are also two new Pride items, Collars and Blankets, for every pride flag, old and new! As Always, each item is for sale for just 10 Treats, so grab the ones you want!
To celebrate Pride Month, we have re-activated our Pride Month Prompt, Members can draw some Pride themed art to earn bonus treats, or a pride item of their choice! In addition, the Chance's Gacha Generosity bonus for gift art has been doubled for the duration of June! So if you draw gifts for others you can get some nice stuff!
To add some fun to the mix, we will be hosting a game of Draw the Character Above over at our Discord server, with a Pride theme! So join in the fun, get and recieve some gifart!
Guest Artist Applications Open!
All our Puppillar and Snailcat adopts have found their way into good homes... so sounds like its time to open up Guest Artist Applications again! To apply for a Guest Artist position, please submit to the Guest Artist Applications prompt! Guest artists will be responsible for Two Adoptables, and each adoptable from the set can be either a Puppillar or Snailcat! For full details, you can also see our Guest Artist Info page! As always, Guest Artist swaps are always open if you have a Species and would like to do a guest artist swap with Provie !
The seasonal shop has rotated!
Summer has now officially started! Marcus has rotated his stock and has some old and new summery goods for everyone to browse! The Summer rotation will stay until August 31st! Check out the shop here!!
After the big Dungeon Doggos event, Adventuring Launch, and Puppypillars launch, Provie 's focus will be shifting slightly to working on some lore updates and improvements to the site's tutorials (cute graphics and general improvements). In the meantime, we have our Pride stuff this month, as well as Adventuring and Questing for everyone to participate in! The Dungeon Quest: Beast quest has recently been updated with some new exclusive prizes as well!
Over the next month or so, we will also be adding more Awards for people to collect (including adding the award for the Mysterious Orbs event and adventuring)!
Our next feature will be the Custom Items system, where members can commission custom items to have on the site, either via artist custom or ARPG currency!
Have a happy and safe Pride Month everyone! We hope you will enjoy these updates! As always, we are so happy to have your support!
Update 5/26: The winners of the raffle have been drawn!
The pitter patter of little paws can be heard around the area, small grub-like baby puppillars have appeared! It turns out those mysterious orbs were Puppillar eggs! Our researchers have done their best to analyze the eggs, and our new Puppypillar friends, and will be publishing some of their findings about the magic behind these cute lil guys soon!
More information about these cuties can be found on our new Puppypillars Guide!
Puppypillars are now available!
With the launch of Puppypillars, they are now available to members! There are a few different ways to obtain Puppypillars:
- Standard Breeding: Commissioning a staff artist to create a Puppypillar (or puppypillars) based on two "parent" Puppillars
- Raffle Breeding: We will occasionally host free to enter raffles where the winner of a breeding is drawn at random. The staff artist will create a batch of Puppypillars based on two "parent" puppillars. The owner(s) of the parents will get first pick from the batch, and the remainder of the batch will be raffled off
- Adoptables: Occasionally, puppypillar adoptables will be available for sale or raffle! These puppypillars don't have any "parents" and are unique in design.
- Customs: Members can order custom Puppypillar through our Artist Custom System!
The entire process is detailed at our Puppypillar Tutorial!
Mysterious raffle Adopts revealed!
Speaking of ways to obtain a Puppypillar.... the Mysterious Raffle is open until May 25th at Midnight Site time, and the following brand new Puppypillars are being raffled off in celebration! No new tickets may be obtained, but you may still turn in tickets for the raffle with your Mysterious Orbs until the raffle closes!
Thank you so much for participating in the event and for advertising the event! Without furthur ado, here are the Puppies! Click the masterlist numbers to see all the full details!
Pup-228 - Lunar Pug
Pup-229 - Honey Boba
Pup-230 - Crybaby
Pup-231 - Star Angel
Pup-232 - Pink Tux
Get those raffle tickets in while you can! And keep an eye out for a raffle breeding in the coming months for another free chance to get a Puppypillar!
Things have been quiet in the neighborhood since Alabaster's Big Dungeon Doggos game, the weather has gotten warmer, Pupps and Snailcats alike have been going on adventures, and everyone has generally been in good spirits. With the warm weather, many Pupps have been spending lots of time outside, including Pembroke, when one day out for a walk, he came across something strange, a mysterious blue orb resting in the grass! Pembroke had never seen anything like it before, so he carefully scooped it up and brought it to his friends. No one knew what it was, even the wise Alabaster, but soon enough he heard from others who had also found some of the strange orbs! It seems a mystery is afoot!
Mysterious orb Scavenger hunt
For this event, members will participate in a scavenger hunt to find five Mysterious Orbs throughout the site!
The orbs will appear on various areas of the site, to find one, simply click the orb when it appears and it will be added to your inventory! At any time, you can check your progress on the scavenger hunt by clicking this link.
Some things to note:
- The Orbs will not be hidden on Character Masterlist Entries or Member Profiles
- Do not share the locations or links to any of the orbs with others, or give hints to others. This is considered cheating, anyone found doing so will
- Please be respectful of other people's experiences when discussing the scavenger hunt, including discussing how "hard" or "easy" a location may be, since everyone will have a different experience!
The scavenger hunt will go until May 20th, 2021 at Midnight, at which time the orbs will no longer be able to be collected!
What are these mysterious orbs? Well, its a mystery, but we can reveal one thing! The Mysterious Orb items can be turned in via Claims , by attaching the Orbs you wish to turn in to the Cliam, for one Raffle Ticket each for an exciting Mysterious Adopt Raffle! The raffle is open now, but the adopts to be raffled off will be revealed on May 21st 2021. The raffle will close on May 25th (so there's a nice preview period), and the raffle will be drawn on the 26th!
Members can also earn a bonus raffle ticket by Advertising the site and the Event via social media, simply submit a Claim linking to your advertisement to claim this bonus ticket. With this bonus, members may earn a maximum of six tickets for the raffle.
The results are in!
After a staff vote, we are proud to announce the winners of the Companion Coloring Contest!
Treasure Dragon by RexAraneo
Iridescent Dragon by uzkost
Cake Batter Ferret by Uzkost
Sizzling Sunburst Snake by mewhaku
Raspberry Souffle Capy by Hawkins
Congrats to the winners!! All five new companions have been added to the Companion Shop for 25 Treats each!
Winners will be recieving a copy of the companion they created, and a brand new item, a Custom Item Token!
Our Custom Items System is still a work in progress. but for now, these tokens will allow a member to have a custom item made for them by a staff artist, which can either be unique, or distributed in shops. Turn in the Token via Claims and we can get the process started!
Everyone who participated will recieve the Coloring Contest Crayons Award!
All prizes will be sent out shortly!
The Mysterious Orbs Event will end on May 20th, 2021 at Midnight Site time, so grab those orbs! Reminder that in order to obtain tickets, you have to turn in the orbs via claims by attaching them to the submission. You don't need to turn in all five at once! Member can also earn a bonus ticket by advertising the event!
We have some fun new accessories at the Clothing Shop! There are some new necklaces and collars!
Quality of life updates
There have been some general Quality of Life changes made to the site in recent updates! As always, a big thanks to andie for updating the site!
- Adding Traits upon submitting a MYO and Design Updates is now fixed! Going forward, please add in the traits when you submit a MYO or Design update!
- There is now a confirmation for clearing all notifications!
- Inventory sections are now collapsible when you are viewing your inventory!
- Character Bookmarks are now sortable!
The Coloring Contest Ends on April 30th, 2021 at Midnight Site time! Get those entries in before it closes! After the contest closes, please allow a few days for the staff to make their final decisions!
Dungeon Doggos Items
The Dungeon Doggos prize shop has closed, and the items have shuffled off to other shops, including the Clothing Shop, Apollo's General Store, and the Seasonal Trader's Shop. Some items have been added to other season's stock, so if you can't find something you're after, make sure to check when the season's change!
There are current Six Open adoptables! Here's a roundup of the currently open adopts:
SNIL-013 - $20 Flatsale - Click here for Sale post
Pup-220 - Auction ($15 starting bid) - Click here for Sales Post
Pup-223 - $10 Flatsale - Click here for Sales Post
Pup-224 - $10 Flatsale - Click here for Sales Post
Pup-225 - $10 Flatsale - Click here for Sales Post
That's all for this news post! Thanks for tuning in! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there, thanks for supporting Puppillars! Keep an eye out for our next event coming in May!
Companion coloring contest!
Time to dust off those crayons! By popular demand, we are launching our first Companion Coloring Contest, giving everyone a chance to participate in creating a color for a companion that will be used on site!
- Only registered members of Puppillars.com may participate
- Staff members may not participate in this contest
- All entries must use one of the provided images as lineart
- Minor lineart changes are allowed, such as adding small things like horns or sunglasses
- All entries must have black lineart, be unshaded (like the other companions of the species provided), and be a transparent image, preferably in .PNG format
- All entries must be submitted at their 200 by 200 dimensions, if your entry is chosen the staff will resize it for the site
- Members may submit a maximum of five entries
- Members may share their entries on our Discord server or personal galleries with credit to www.puppillars.com
- All entries must be submitted via the Companion Coloring Contest Prompt
- All entries must be submitted by April 30th, 2021 at midnight site time
- Winners will be decided by staff vote, and the amount of winners will be based on how many entries are submitted.
All winners will have their re-colored companion added to the site, with credit given to them in the item description.
The recolored items will be added to the Companion Shop for a price of 20 treats, and the person who created it will get a copy for free!
Winners will also receive a Custom Item Ticket, which can be used in our forthcoming custom items system!
In addition, all participants will get 10 treats per submission, awarded at time of submission, and a special Award for participating!
Adventuring is here!
The time is finally here, after a long time of mentioning it was coming, Adventuring (and Questing!) is finally here! Adventuring is an always going on activity, where members can complete explorations of some fun areas at their own pace, working up to fully exploring an area to get a special Achievment! We have worked diligently on this feature for a while, and I would like to give a special thank you to crow and Phoenix who helped come up with amazing concepts and ideas for this feature!
With Adenturing's Launch, there are two areas for your character to explore, the mysterious Glowshroom Forest, and the peaceful Patchwork Meadow! Each location has its own selection of exclusive items, and a list of events to complete!
Quests to complete
Along with Adventuring, we have a Quest system that follows the same basic formula, but with a few twists! Quests are multi-step challenges that each member can complete only once for some exclusive prizes! To start us out, we have one open quest, the familliar Dungeon Quest: Beast!
Here's a little roundup of some smaller pieces of news!!
Quality of Life Updates
There are a few small updates we have that will make everyone's life just a little bit easier! We are always keeping an eye out for Lorekeeper updates and working on implementing them in order to make the site better and better!
Account Search! You may have noticed a new button at the top of the inventory page, this is a useful tool so you can find any items on your account, whether they be in your inventory, your character's inventory, or held in a design update/prompt/claim etc. Account search is a really useful tool if there's something you could have sworn you had, but can't find!
Updates to the Item Database! There have been some updates on the back end which have made some improvements to the Item DB, but these updates have cleared some old info out, so we recently went through the process of re-adding and updating info on all of our items. This will make things like how to obtain the item and if there is a specific use for it!
Masterlist Image Updates! Re-uploading Masterlist images has been on hold for a bit while Provie was working on Dungeon Doggos, but re-uploading the Masterlist images will be resuming soon, which will update older Masterlist images to the new system where the owner of a character will be able to see the unwatermarked version of the image! We will be reaching out to members if we can't track down original files for things such as MYOs, but if you have a Puppillar that you'd like us to update as soon as possible, please reach out to Provie and we will get that updated!
We are so grateful for every member of Puppillars, and wanted to open up some more official channels for members to support us! We have created an official info page on the ways you can support Puppillars, some of which are old, and some of which are new!
As always you can support us by purchasing adoptables or customs, or just spreading the word about our site! New to the ways to support is Provie's new Ko-Fi Tip Jar, where anyone who wants to can contribute a tip! Tips aren't an obligation, but are a great way to show appriciation and encouragement, and are very much appriciated!
While we sell adopts and customs at Puppillars, we always strive to be flexible with how people can obtain characters so they can have fun with our site! A lot of hard work behind the scenes goes on to create features and events for members, we volunteer our time to create a fun place where people can find community and entertainment, so any sort of contribution is greatly appriciated.
Reminders and misc
Super Rare MYO coins have been added to Apollo's General Store! Previously, these stocked in limited quantities, but now they will be available more readily, at the price of 1000 Treats!
Open Adoptables! There are currently 3 Snailcat adopts open! We have an amazing Guest Adopt from PromptoBeans, as well as two new Common Snailcats by Provie, open for OTA! We may have some more soon, so keep an eye out! If you run your own species, we are also always open for Guest Artist swaps with other species!
Dungeon Doggos Prize Shop Closes on April 15th! As a reminder, the Dungeon Doggos Prize shop will remain open for a month, so use those points while you can!
Thanks for tuning into these lil updates! Hope everyone is having a safe and happy day!!