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With the miasma season far off in the Winter months it's a pleasant Spring in Eyre and an abundance of elnin are wandering about with a little spring in their step to match. Spirits are high and adventurers are mingling. Some regions of Eyre are particularly hot tourist spots as elnin and elseworlders gather near where Faerindell meets the coast of the Palu'au Islands.

Spring Summer Splash Flyer

"More visiting elseworlders! Well you're in the right spot. The Palu'au islands aren't far off and there are lots of guests arriving." A chipper guide elnin greets you with a grin and directs you to the local tourist booth. "If you're feeling a bit lost or like you could use some information just come to this information booth! It has everything from the event schedule to the latest news. Be sure to check in regularly for any news and updates relative to the event! The local scribes have been taking notes!" Leaving you to examine the schedule they settle down to shake some sand out of the pockets of their tiny vest and wander off to excitedly greet another tourist.

F2U Seashells

Latest Event News


F2U Seashells

Spring Summer Splash Event Schedule


[May 31st]

Spring Summer Splash Event Introduction and Schedule goes live!


[June 2nd]

Featuring sharkstruck!

Sale Details:

  • (Flatsale) 4:00pm PST - Closed! View it here

  • Worldwide Timezone Reference for this Sale

  • ** 2 Hour preview window starting at 2:00pm PST **

  • Price: $250 each [Includes just the elnin design]

  • Payment Plan Details:

  • Payment plans are not accepted for this flatsale

  • Contact Details:

  • This artist does not wish to be contacted in advance.

  • This artist will reach out to flatsale winners via dA notes after the sale!

Designs:

(All designs in this sale are adult elnin)

  • Lulling Lilacs

  • Sweet Sakura

  • Soothing Starflower

  • Healing Hellebore


[June 5th]

Featuring tatterpixie!

Sale Details:

  • (Auction) 2:00pm PST - Closed! View it here!

  • Worldwide Timezone Reference for this Sale

  • ** The auction will run for 48 hours with no preview window. **

  • Starting Bid: $50 [Includes clothed and unclothed versions and a pomu]

  • Payment Plan Details:

  • Payment plans are accepted for bids over $300 for this auction

  • Will require a non-refundable $100 down payment

  • Payment plans must be paid off by June 30th.

  • Contact Details:

  • This artist is comfortable being contacted in advance about payment plans and any questions specific to this auction.

  • Can be contacted via dA notes or discord, discord preferred (tatterpixie#5666)

Design:

(The design in this sale is an adult elnin)

  • Goth at the Beach


[June 8th]

Featuring AliLV!

Sale Details:

  • (Auction) 2:00pm PST - Closed! View it here

  • Worldwide Timezone Reference for this Sale

  • ** The auction will run for 48 hours with no preview window. **

  • Starting Bid: $50 [Includes clothed and unclothed versions, a gijinka form, and a pomu]

  • Payment Plan Details:

  • Payment plans are accepted for bids over $500 for this auction

  • Will require a non-refundable $100 down payment

  • Payment plans must be paid off within a month

  • Contact Details:

  • This artist does not need to be contacted about payment plans in advance and does not wish to be contacted in advance.

  • They will reach out to the auction winner via dA notes after the sale and you can specify if you would like to do a payment plan at that time!

Design:

(The design in this sale is an adult elnin)

  • Song of the Sea


[June 11th]

Featuring Deeed! - Closed! View it here

Sale Details:

  • (Flatsale Raffle) 4:00pm PST

  • Worldwide Timezone Reference for this Sale

  • ** No preview window as the flatsale raffle will be open for 24 hours **

  • Price: $300 each [Includes just the elnin design]

  • Payment Plan Details:

  • Payment plans are not accepted for this flatsale raffle

  • Contact Details:

  • This artist is comfortable being contacted in advance about any questions specific to this flatsale raffle. (This artist is in the AWST timezone, so responses may vary depending on timezone differences.)

  • Can be contacted via dA notes or discord (KirstJW#8032)

Designs:

(All designs in this sale are adult elnin)

  • Azure Titmouse

  • Blue Tit

  • Tufted Titmouse

  • Rufous-Bellied Tit


[June 14th]

Featuring FruitCrepe! - Closed! View it here!

Sale Details:

  • (Flatsale Raffle) 4:00pm PST

  • Worldwide Timezone Reference for this Sale

  • ** No preview window as the flatsale raffle will be open for 24 hours **

  • Price: $250 [Includes the current adult elnin design and extra "flashback" kittom art]

  • Payment Plan Details:

  • Payment plans are not accepted for this flatsale raffle

  • Contact Details:

  • Can be contacted via dA notes or discord (FruitCrepe#3635) by flaffle winners

Designs:

(All designs in this sale are adult elnin)

  • Spring Showers

  • After the Storm

  • Playing in the Garden

  • Pond Petals


[June 17th]

Featuring Night-Class!

Sale Details:

  • (Auction) 2:00pm PST - Closed! View it here!

  • Worldwide Timezone Reference for this Sale

  • ** The auction will run for 48 hours with no preview window. **

  • Starting Bid: $75 [Includes clothed and unclothed versions, a gijinka form, and a pomu]

  • Payment Plan Details:

  • Payment plans are accepted for bids over $300 for this auction

  • Will require a non-refundable $100 down payment

  • Payment plans must be paid within 4 weeks

  • Contact Details:

  • This artist is comfortable being contacted in advance about payment plans and any questions specific to this auction.

  • Can be contacted via discord (night-class#1648)

Design:

(The design in this sale is an adult elnin)

  • Summer Bride


[June 20th]

Featuring Starbask!

Sale Details:

  • (Auction) 2:00pm PST - Closed! View it here!

  • Worldwide Timezone Reference for this Sale

  • ** The auction will run for 48 hours with no preview window. **

  • Starting Bid: $50 [Includes clothed and unclothed versions]

  • Payment Plan Details:

  • Payment plans are accepted for bids over $500 for this auction

  • Will require a non-refundable $100 down payment

  • Payment plans must be paid within a month

  • Contact Details:

  • This artist is comfortable being contacted in advance about payment plans and any questions specific to this auction.

  • Can be contacted via dA notes

Design:

(The design in this sale is an adult elnin)

  • Watercolor Solstice


[June 23rd]

Featuring Mocha-Miel!

Sale Details:

  • (Flatsale Raffle) 4:00pm PST - Closed! View it here!

  • Worldwide Timezone Reference for this Sale

  • ** No preview window as the flatsale raffle will be open for 24 hours **

  • Price: $250 each [Includes just the elnin design]

  • Payment Plan Details:

  • Payment plans are accepted for this flatsale raffle

  • Will require a $100 down payment

  • Payment plans must be paid within 2 weeks

  • Contact Details:

  • This artist is comfortable being contacted in advance about any questions specific to this flatsale raffle.

  • Can be contacted via dA notes or discord, discord preferred (CloverClaire#5824)

Designs:

(All designs in this sale are adult elnin)

  • Cozy Chamomile

  • Mellow Mossback

  • Cheery Chipmunk

  • Mischievous Mushroom


[June 26th]

Featuring MowenDesigns!

Sale Details:

  • "Friends of the Forest"

  • (Flatsale Raffle) 4:00pm PST - Closed! View it here!

  • Worldwide Timezone Reference for this Sale

  • ** No preview window as the flatsale raffle will be open for 24 hours **

  • Price: $250 each [Includes clothed and unclothed versions]

  • Payment Plan Details:

  • Payment plans are not accepted for this flatsale raffle

  • Contact Details:

  • This artist does not wish to be contacted in advance.

  • This artist will reach out to flatsale raffle winners via dA notes after the sale!

Designs:

(All designs in this sale are adult elnin)

  • Ribbiting Researcher

  • Healing Hand

  • Raindrop Rescue

  • Nurturing Nestmaker


[June 30th]

Spring Summer Splash Event wrap up~

F2U Seashells

Important Event Details and Resources!

**IMPORTANT NOTE: These rules are just rules that apply generally, they are not necessarily all inclusive! You should still read the rules in the description of each sale.**


Guest Artist Sale Notables:

  • All guest artist sales will be hosted on the modberry account for the duration of the event and others in the future!

  • As a part of the most recent version of the group's Adoptables Terms of Service (TOS) you will need an account on worldofeyre.com to purchase a design if you win a flatsale raffle or auction. You do not need an account to enter a flatsale raffle or auction.

  • All Guest Artist elnin will have a trade/resale cooldown of 1 month.

  • Cooldowns start when the design is completely paid off. That means if you pay a payment plan off later on the cooldown would start from when that last payment is received until a month later.

  • DO NOT edit your comments.

  • This group does not allow co-ownership.

  • Proxies are not allowed for flatsale raffles. Please enter only for elnin you are interested in having for yourself.

  • We will not sell to new accounts (specifically deviantart accounts under 5 months).

  • Exceptions are only made if vouched for by a trusted community member or if there is proof of an older deviantart account. You will be required to list a deviantart account to submit a form.

  • If a user is already vouching for someone else, list multiple existing members that would vouch for you. Preferably 1 or more members who are not already vouching for someone else.

  • We will not sell to inactive accounts. Please be sure to specify methods of verifying your activity in the field provided on the form if you are not active on deviantart.

  • Acceptable proof of activity (Can be some or all):

  • Regular and consistent use of DeviantArt (currently), recent activity spam alone (ie.posting or favoriting many images) may not count.

  • Regular participation in the Berry-Bazaar discord (ie. Actively posting/interacting/conversing with other members in discord. We will ask you to supply a discord ID to cross check this if discord is your sole means of activity proof.)

  • If you've moved to a new dA (or other) account from an older active dA account, or tickets submitted to the WoE site since it's launch. Account sign up alone is not valid.)

  • Vouching for accounts with limited activity or activity only on deviantArt, prior to Eclipse.

  • If one or more older group members are vouching for you please have them submit a ticket to the WoE site's "Community" ticket type category and indicate they are vouching for you.

  • If a user that is vouching for you is already vouching for others please list multiple existing members that would vouch for you or add additional places to check activity.

  • If you've moved to a new dA (or other) account from an older active dA account.

  • Make sure there is a clear connection from your old dA account or your account on our website to other places of activity. Remember we can only cross verify with deviantArt.

  • All other sites will require some clear connection from your dA account or WoE account to verify the account belongs to you. (ie. You had a dA account post "Moving to TH please look for me there", "More active on my instagram.". Alternatively, your WoE profile links to your TH, or other social media platform where you are active. The same does not work in reverse. Having a TH account that lists your dA or WoE account is not an acceptable proof that the dA or WoE account belongs to you.)

  • Paypal Only~ Payment due in full within 24hrs of the artist contacting you upon winning the auction, flatsale, or flatsale raffle.


As always please feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear!

Thank you for your time and interest in our Spring Summer Splash Event!

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Hi everyone!


Nai and the modberry team here with a brief update on where things are sitting. We're very eager to get the site up and running in August here which isn't far off. We've been pretty deep in website things for the past few months.



To give some perspective here's just a chunk of what we've all been working on:


  • Porting over resources from dA


  • Cleaning up those resources and fitting them to match the new site workflows


  • Porting over the roughly 2k masterlist entries and making sure all info got on site. This work came after an initial scrape of *just* the description data and framed images there.


  • As part of this process we've been doing a lot of clean up. Things like getting traits consistently named across the board, family data/connections that were not previously on the masterlist, hunting down a lot of certs to enable framing options for you guys, and making sure our data works in a way to allow for automations of things down the road like rolling kittom litters for kittsunami, etc.


  • Testing tools provided and making requests to get some of the tools customized to how elnins work since these fluffs are pretty complex. We really want to make sure workflows make sense but we hope you'll be patient with us as we work on this.



Plans ahead:


1. We're really pushing to have patrons on site here in Early August. (So what does this mean Nai???) Well...August is 2 days away. Today and tomorrow essentially. The whole team is really coming together to get things ready for a release but when I say "Early August" it won't likely be the 1st of August.


There's still a few bug fixes waiting to be done and we're scouring our ported journals to try to get instructions clear on how to do certain things. This is a new environment for us too and we've been so neck deep in data that I can almost guarantee the entire team is going to need time getting used to where things are hands on as well.


2. When patrons get on site we're going to need some time to get bank stuff sorted out like specialty items beyond SC. (I'm hoping this will be done in just a week...but will keep you posted. In that week we'll also be continuing to probably find loose ends to clean up.) Approvals won't be open instantly and we may even lay out some guidelines of what is open so we can take things one step at a time.


3. August's prompt will be delayed. This we're aiming for 2 weeks out. The intermediate week will hopefully be time spent making sure all prompt stuff is good to go/addressing patron questions if there are some, etc. We have brainstormed some ideas for the prompt but with August so quick we don't want to rush into getting the first group of users on site and also leave anyone feeling like they got less prompt time. We'll be looking at our options for the prompt to try to be considerate of everything happening.


4. Masterlist trade cooldowns. Starting mid August when everyone moves on site we'll be retiring the old masterlist and requiring all design transfers be on site. If for some reason this isn’t an option for a user we’ll be figuring out a workflow for older group members that already have designs. Future designs will require you to make a site account to transfer them. With this change we'll be implementing a 2 week cooldown on trades for all kittoms/elnin. The site enables us to do so and with 2/3rds of the poll results in favor of some cooldown be it 1 week or 1 month we settled on 2 weeks.


5. Quality of life things for the group are a priority right now. Elnin are incredibly complex little buggers, we’ve been trying in some ways to decomplicate some of our processes but with rank ups and edits being added into our systems on a larger scale other areas might seem a bit more complex. For example in questing everything used to be designed just for kittoms! This means we didn’t really have to factor in things like “Well what if someone decides to rank up their elnin in smaller steps?” or “Adult elnin can be a bit more complex to draw so how do we balance some of those aspects?”. We’ve put a lot of consideration into this but to avoid things staying closed for even longer in pursuit of some ideal solutions we hope you’ll work with us on the decisions we’ve made when things are released. We did think about different approaches but deemed some of them too lengthily a process or even more expensive. It’s going to be a balancing act over time to try to introduce other things people can earn. The group will grow but right now we need a stable system, something we don’t open with immediate plans to close and rework it.


6. Events. We really really miss them. On the moderator side they take months at times to plan and they are more work but it’s exciting too, more exciting than some of the quality of life things if we’re honest. You’ll have noticed it’s been a weird year. We’ve wanted things to reopen for months and then had Eclipse on dA only further complicate plans. All our resources are currently focused on the website so events won’t be able to happen until things have settled a little. That said we’re going to plan on having growths, rank ups, and edits be running on site for at least a month before we get deeper into considering any future events. It’s been a difficult year for everyone and we genuinely want to make it better but we want to be sure this new normal workflow of having things on site works. Starfall Faire will not be in August or perhaps at all this year. At this time we’d like to do an event in the future but we’ll be playing it by ear for the first few months on site and doing what we can.


7. Growths, Edits, and Rank ups! They’re coming. They might not be instantly available on site. We’ll probably want a preview sort of period of instructions to get questions aired before we open them up in case there’s something important that escapes us.


8. Things are a WIP. We've focused on getting everything functional and plan to polish things later. Please be gentle if you notice some shortcomings in areas of the site or processes and give everyone a bit of time.


I’ll try not to make this too much longer but I’m a bit of a sentimental sort. I’ve been with this group for almost 3 years now? Some mods a bit longer and some much less. I’m always amazed at all the kind and thoughtful words and actions in our group. Everyone has rough spots they get into and I’m sure everything isn’t rose colored but when we support one another it’s a good feeling. I think it’s part of what has made this community so great to be a part of in the times I have been here.


Thank you for your patience with us. We’re looking forward to the new site as much as anyone. Once we get a rhythm going we’ll be looking forward to more fun things ahead!


-The Modberry team

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DUE TO OUR DECISION TO DELAY AUGUST'S PROMPT, WE HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND JULY'S PROMPT DEADLINE TO GIVE EVERYONE ADDITIONAL TIME.

NEW DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2020 @ 11:59 PM PST.


!!! Important Prompt Details for July !!!

With where things are currently sitting in the group, prompt submissions will only be accepted through dA for the month of July as well but due to unexpected delays on the site side getting all of our data in order we'll be handling July much like we did June. EC and any AP for June will be awarded in the next few days or so here so sit tight on that front please!


To accommodate this interim period for July (as we did for June) we'll be granting 8EC to:


  • Every group member currently listed in the Goldspring Grande Treasury spreadsheet will automatically be awarded EC at the end of the month. You do not need to comment to claim it if you are already in the Goldspring Grande Treasury spreadsheet.

  • Non-elnin owners not currently listed in the Goldspring Grande Treasury spreadsheet that do the July prompt below and follow the rules specified for the July prompt.

  • Current elnin owners that are not currently listed in the Goldspring Grande Treasury spreadsheet that post below in the comments with the following form during this month's prompt entry window:

  • >> "I would like to redeem the 8EC for the month of July! Elnin Masterlist Entry: (You must link to an elnin you currently own)"

  • >> EC will be granted at the end of the month so keep in mind if you do not own the elnin listed at the time EC is granted you will not get that EC.

  • >> You do not have to do the prompt if you fall into this category unless you want to earn AP for your elnin.

  • >> If you submit an entry for the July prompt that follows the rules specified for the prompt and fall into this category you do not need to post in the comments but can if you want to.

  • Please keep in mind if you do not fit any of the above criteria EC will not be granted to you.



8EC is the maximum amount of EC that will be granted to any user for the month of July. That means if you already qualify for EC without having to do the prompt, doing the prompt will not earn you an additional 8EC.


You do not need to do the prompt this month unless you are a non-elnin owner not listed in the Goldspring Grande Treasury spreadsheet that wants to earn EC or an elnin owner that wants to earn AP. If you are an elnin owner that wants to earn AP for an elnin you own this month you will need to do the prompt and claim the AP as usual.


If you wish to do the prompt after reading the info above please carry on reading the prompt guidelines for this month below.


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Notable Update about Regions / AP Guidelines: It has been brought to our attention that some of our inspiration image resources may be dated or confusing. We have already tried clarifying regional guidelines once with our Detailed Region Specific Guidelines. We will be working on going through the old inspirational image resources to try to make them clearer. For now we request users read and prioritize the written guidelines described in the "Detailed Region Specific Guidelines" stash and not work only from inspiration images as they are supplementary to the text and not the other way around. If a written guideline seems unclear please ask us below in the comments for examples and we will try to procure accurate ones. Do not assume all inspiration images are 100% accurate.


Eyre is a fantasy world so it can be difficult at times to find images that accurately represent features or building styles regions may have while excluding features regions may not have. The inspiration images as they are now show some indication of that so we will seek to improve them but for this busy intermediary time we ask users read about features and ask questions. We would be happy to provide specifics to avoid further confusion. We considered removing inspirational images altogether for an intermediary period, however we know there are some that may still be helpful. We still ask you prioritize the written text and if any image do not align with notes ask us about them, and let us know if any seem unclear. (We already have a few we're considering replacing or removing.) If you have concerns about AP you're welcome to ask for prompt feedback in early sketch phases as well, either in the comments here or via group note. Thank you!


The Regional Affinity information has its own broader resource here: [Regional Affinity Guide]! Please make sure you include the correct info for verifying your prompt qualifies for AP. Thank you!


General Prompt Entry Rules and Guidelines


Please be sure you're familiar with our basic rules before continuing!


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This month's "Quick Rules":


  • Entry Window: 07/01 - 07/31 11:59pm PST.

  • Entry Folder: [Here]

  • Completion Reward: 8EC (For anyone that does not meet the requirements to redeem the EC without having to do the prompt for EC.)

  • Bonuses:

  • [Regional Affinity] You're able to acquire 1 AP for this prompt if the background drawn fits the region! Please remember to make it visually distinct to the region, not a random wall, table, grass, tree, etc. You can have a background not themed towards a specific region, but it will not count for this bonus. (See the [Regional Affinity Guide] to learn more about this bonus. For specific guidelines on qualifying for AP please use the written guidelines on our Detailed Region Specific Guidelines resource.)

  • Qualifying for AP: In order verify that your piece qualifies for an Affinity Point (AP), please add the following information to your art description:

  • >> Regional Affinity: [ Eyre Region name from the map (e.g. Ahza, Bellmoril, Ealei, Enmir, Faerindell, Kyendi, Palu'au Islands, Silveil, Strynhalde, Zevija ) ]

  • >> Elnin: [ Link to masterlist entry or their ELN# from the masterlist ]

  • Maximum Entries: [1]

  • Other:

  • >> All entries must include a background.

  • >> Please only submit newly created art. Please do not submit commissioned works or previously-created art or art done on reused bases.

  • >> As always, non-owners are more than welcome to enter!

  • >> Shading is no longer being required for prompts but flat colors are still required. Shading is now optional.

[Act 1] My Little Pomu

Art by Picnyx

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"Pomu Pandemonium"


#32 Draw or write about your elnin or kittom discovering their pomu has been replaced by a strange vaguely pomu-like totem...and their shadows are now a little bit strange?


Things seem just a bit amiss in Eyre and elnin really just aren't quite sure why. The pomu have all disappeared and in their place their elnin are left with only a strange totem bearing some resemblance to their pomu. The totems appear to vary in materials and range from detailed to vague. All totems have one thing in common though, the very characteristic oval mask-like face pomus have carved into the totems material. To make matters even more peculiar some elnins are experiencing total loss of their shadow while others say their shadows no longer look like their own, shaped like something foreign entirely like another mundane eyre critter or object. (Bears and chairs, oh my...)


How are they reacting to these peculiar circumstances when there's no clear indication of when their pomus and shadows will return?




If you're a non-owner looking for an Elnin to draw, or if you'd like to offer your Elnin for use to non-owners, please take a look over here:

As usual, please feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear. Have fun!!


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- FAQs -


Q: Are backgrounds mandatory?

A: Yes! A background is required for this month.


Q: I'll get the EC for this month's prompt because my name is already listed in the Goldspring Grande Treasury and don't really want the AP for this month's prompt. I just like to do prompts! Can I still submit the prompt?

A: Absolutely! We're still running a July prompt this month for a few reasons. One of which is just general participation so those who want to have a prompt to work off of for some art of their elnin can!


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Patreon Helpdesk

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IMPORTANT: ★

As usual the modberry team is quite busy berry-ing ourselves into improving all aspects of the group. Please be patient with us as we roll out the website and Growth/Approval/Edit/Rank Up systems. There may be some delay time on feedback we need to give while approving things (possibly as long as a week as we're really crunching to try to get site things done). Thank you so much for your continued patience everyone. ;v;b

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In order to help streamline the process of patreon related questions and growths we are adjusting how patreon things are being processed. Historically, Manaberry has handled all patreon-related questions herself, which meant most of those questions have been going directly to her. Moving forward, we will be requesting the use of the following forms (or those presented in subsequent patreon posts) to make inquiries regarding patreon-related growths and questions. This is to hopefully build more of a workflow so that moderators who have volunteered to take on this responsibility have the ability to help with some patreon related questions and tasks.


This communication workflow is being added so that either Mana or moderators can use it to help address patreon related questions. In theory, this will help alleviate Mana from having to tackle the whole workload herself, which can take up a great deal of time she could be spending on other facets of the group. That said, Mana is not requiring the modberry team to help her with patreon tasks.Given that patreon is her primary source of income outside of group sales, Mana has never expected moderators to help with patreon-related content. This workflow was set up partially to help streamline her own work but also on behalf of the moderators that can and want to help, and expressed interest in helping! Having information go through these forms will enable them to do so.

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OUR WORKFLOW PROCESS

[How this will work]:

Group patrons (past or present) can submit their inquiries to one of the two forms below! See the details below that outline each respective form and what they are for. Moderators or Manaberry will reach out to respond to form submissions via modberry note when we get to them.


If you have a concern your question did not go through, please wait at least a week before noting the group to confirm if it was received. Please be patient, as going through these will take time.If the moderator team is experiencing a high traffic period of group activity and unable to help much, it could still be just Manaberry checking, but ideally this process should still help. If your question is an emergency or time-sensitive, please note the group to bring it to our attention. We have staff checking that inbox more regularly. We cannot promise moderators will be able to deal with every emergency/time-sensitive situation, however if it comes to our attention and Manaberry is around we can alert her to certain priority tasks. From there it is in her hands.


On the moderator side, we will have an internal workflow to organize these submissions. That way we can keep track of any that have been responded to, including notes on if the question is something a moderator could answer or ones that come up that only Manaberry herself can answer.

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PATREON INQUIRY FORMS

[For Transparency]:

These forms will be viewed by moderators or Manaberry herself. If a moderator checks a form they will contact you back and cross check with Manaberry as needed to try to help with any questions or parts of pending patreon growth/edits. If a mod can help with a growth/edit, they will reach out to you via the modberry account. If the moderator cannot help, they will confer with Manaberry and let you know where things are sitting as well via the modberry account. Depending on what she has on her plate, responses on more difficult questions regarding a growth/edit may take time, but easier ones hopefully the moderator team can help with.


Moderators may request proof/dates of transactions occurring to help expedite processes as much as possible. Do not include links to any sensitive information in this form. If we need something specifically we will ask you for that information to verify.If you would like to prepare it/think it could be helpful beforehand, you may do so but please do not provide it to us here! Thank you.


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[Patreon Questions Helpdesk]: This form is for general Patreon related questions. It may be improved upon in the future if we find more categories that commonly need responding to. If the question is relative to a growth slot and requires more detail provided for us to help you, then you may need to use the form linked in the "Patreon Pending Growth/Edit Slot Form" section just after this one. If you choose to use this form for a Patreon Growth or Edit question, we may follow up and still send you the other form so that we can get enough detail to help further.

> [Link to Patreon Question Helpdesk Form]

(If you have a question relative to the Patreon Lifetime Reward Growth please do not use the "Patreon Pending Growth/Edit Slot Form"!

That form is geared towards paid slots and it will include a lot of information that does not apply to the Patreon Noble growth lifetime reward slot. Please use the "Patreon Noble Lifetime Reward Slot Form" lifetime reward growths unless you used it in conjunction with a paid edit slot during one of those openings. We will reach out to you for more specifics via modberry note if we need them. Thank you! ^^)


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[Patreon Noble Lifetime Reward Slots]:

!!! This form is specifically for group members who have a slot listed in the bank!!!

This is not a form to claim a new patreon growth slot or a past patreon slot, we will be referencing the Starlake Bank to make sure names are present and the lifetime reward has been listed under your name. If it's somewhere outside of that Manaberry must confirm. This form has an option to mark what part of the process you are currently in for the slot, including if you have not yet submitted info for your slot because you were awaiting answers to a question from Manaberry.

> [Link to Patreon Noble Lifetime Reward Slot Form]


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[Patreon Pending Paid Growth/Edit Slots]:

!!! This form is specifically for group members who have previously claimed/purchased a patreon growth or edit slot that is currently pending prior to May 4th, 2020!!!

This is not a form to claim a new patreon growth slot, we will be referencing the comments of past growth/edit slot openings to make sure names are present or request you specify if it's somewhere outside of those that Manaberry must confirm. This form has an option to mark what part of the process you are currently in for the slot, including if you have not yet paid for your slot because you were awaiting answers to a question from Manaberry.

> [Link to Patreon Pending Growth/Edit Slot Form]


(Note: Future Patreon growth slot openings will have a similar form to fill out. This is to help try to expedite this process in the future. Please do not use this form for those slots as they will be outside of the scope of the slot opening! We will not count slots submitted to this form as future slots.)

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WHO CAN TYPICALLY HELP WITH WHAT ?

This will probably not be an exhaustive list but can still shine some perspective on what reach moderators have and the areas they will try to help with. Understand that patreon related items/tasks that fall into the "Manaberry Only Tasks" may take more time to respond to if moderators are helping with patreon related items on a given day as there are many moderators and only one Manaberry!


[Manaberry Only Tasks]:

  • Adding SC each month! Manaberry has access to who is subscribed in a month whereas mods do not so this task will fall to her. (June's SC for 2020 has not been added yet. It has been added to the website we're aiming to have running by July! So you will be able to redeem it there along with July's SC.)

  • Sending invoices related to Patreon specific sales or goods! Moderators do not handle any money that goes through patreon, therefore we cannot invoice anyone or verify payment information.

  • Difficult questions. These can be relative to an edit or growth slot, things people might be asking if Manaberry will ever sell on patreon, etc. Unfortunately if a question has not been addressed before and is lore based or heavily subjective these sorts of questions will likely be forwarded to Manaberry for a final decision. Expect difficult questions to take a while for her to formulate a response on. If the question hasn't been asked before and moderators cannot quote her or it's relative to something only Manaberry could decide if she would release via patreon assume there will be a delayed response. Lower priority will potentially be given to questions surrounding the availability of future things on patreon as things will be announced if they become available and any response sooner would just be speculation.


[Modberries May Help With]:

  • SC withdrawals as they relate to group journals.

  • Confirming the Noble Growth Slot Lifetime Reward to have it added to the Starlake Bank. With sufficient proof a moderator may be able to help with this however moderators don't have access to verifying payments so moderators will need to double check with Manaberry if it's something moderators don't have pulled in through what means we can see.

  • Helping rehash, inform new users of previously confirmed answers or clarify those answers.

  • Double checking growth/update slots have been calculated correctly prior to Manaberry reaching out to contact the user for an email to invoice.

  • Adding patreon growth slots to the masterlist if paid invoice information can be provided after moderators have followed up via modberry note.

  • Approving and updating Patreon Growth art for existing patreon slots. Answering growth related questions that have preexisting answers.

  • And... just about anything they can help with that is within their ability to do so.


We will expand upon this section and the Patreon FAQ section below as we adjust to this new workflow and address more questions.

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PATREON FAQ

This will be an area for addressing commonly asked Patreon related questions we encounter. If you do not find an answer to your patreon related question here or it is more specific to just you, please reach out to us using the "Patreon Question Helpdesk Form" above.


  • I'm concerned my Patreon question did not go through. How do I check if it has? If you have a concern your question did not submit please wait at least a week before noting the group to confirm if it was received. Please be patient as going through these will take time. If the moderator team is experiencing a high traffic period of group activity and unable to help much it could still be just Manaberry checking but ideally this process should still help some.

  • What do I do if my question is time sensitive? If your question is relative to an emergency or time sensitive please note the Berry-Bazaar group to bring it to our attention. We have staff checking that inbox more regularly. We cannot promise moderators will be able to deal with every emergency/time sensitive situation however if it comes to our attention and Manaberry is around we can alert her to certain priority tasks. From there it is in her hands.

  • When do patreon growth/edit slots open? At this time there is no regular schedule for growth/edit slot openings. They are typically announced to patreons a day or few in advance of the sale itself for any given month Manaberry decides to sell them!

  • If I sign up for Patreon how will manaberry know my DA name for association in the Starlake Bank? Manaberry generally will message you on patreon requesting for Deviant Art names for everyone who signed up for a given month. Alternatively you can message her as well once your first patreon payment goes through for one of the tiers that has group currency rewards.

  • This group has a discord? How do I get my Discord role when I become a patron? Yes we have a discord! It can be found right here: discord.gg/PqMAdFb . For detailed instructions on how to get your discord role see the following Patreon resource here: https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us/articles/212052266-Get-my-Discord-role . If it's been a few days and your role still hasn't updated let us know via the discord's #questions_and_suggestions channel.

  • Do Patreons get Lifetime Rewards? Yes! There is currently one lifetime reward that occurs the first time you hit a cumulative subscribed amount of $200. This is a Noble growth or rank up slot reward for a kittom or elnin. Base stats and mutations must stay the same but any additional MP (Up to the 13MP noble cap) can go towards your elnin's hair length, ear fluff length, or tail size. For example, if you have an elnin with a Welkin tail style (4MP) and a Classic Diadem crown (1MP) and applied this growth slot you would have 8MP (13MP - their base stats 5MP) to put towards your elnin's hair length, ear fluff length, or tail size. MP cannot be put towards upgrading the kittom or elnin's existing tail style or crown.

  • How do I get my Patreon Lifetime Reward added to the Starlake Bank? When your patreon subscription to Manaberry hits a cumulative $200 it will be added to the Starlake Bank! We're working on getting this automated on the site (eventually) but until then now that we have an easier way of tracking lifetime rewards on site just let us know via the "Patreon Question Helpdesk" form by choosing "Monthly SC / Starlake Bank Question" and describe your question in the long answer text with something like "I should have hit my lifetime reward amount, can this be checked and added? Thank you!" and we'll follow up. All Patreon Lifetime Reward Slots should be logged in the Starlake bank spreadsheet as of (June 19, 2020). Until this aspect is fully automated on the site we will be doing a sweep once a month to make sure rewards are added as they are hit.

  • How can I use my Patreon Lifetime Reward? After your Patreon Lifetime Noble Growth has been added to the Starlake bank it can be applied to an elnin. To do so please submit another submission to the "Patreon Noble Lifetime Reward Slot Form" form. *See "Do Patreons get Lifetime Rewards?" for further details on the limitations of this reward.

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Hey guys! We know we've been a bit silent on the DeviantArt front and wanted to post a quick update on the work we've putting in to get group activities and shops back up and running. We have been posting updates to the Berry Bazaar Discord, but we'll do a quick rundown here and go over the main points!


We also wanted to let you guys know that manaberry has been posting public updates via her Patreon so you guys can also check in there for more specifics and future updates. We've also created a Berry Bazaar Trello and Cy set up a Website Trello to make it more clear what is being worked on and what the current status is. (Thank you to woodlanduni for reminding us to share these resources on dA!)


What problems are we trying to solve before we reopen growths and shops?

  • When growths were open previously, we ran into a lot of confusion about traits and mutations due to lack of guides and references (we all know Elnin have a LOT going on). Our main goal has been to get a solid foundation of guides and references up so that it's less frustrating for you guys to go through the approval process.

  • We want to set up approvals and shops in a manner that is sustainable and can be open year round. Our goal is that once they are open we won't have to close them again (There may be slight delays during large-scale events. If this is the case, notice will be put up prior to give people a heads-up).


What is the status on guides?

  • Mana has been working on them , but the problem we end up (continuously) running into, is that with the amount of administrative work Mana has been doing (including managing Patreon content), there has been little time for her to dedicate to guides along with catching up with owed work.


What is being done to solve this issue?

  • We've been making a ton of progress on shifting these administrative tasks off Mana's shoulders and getting the mod team the tools to help out where they can. We have set up google forms to process Patron purchases, and have been trialing approval processes by helping Mana catch up with MYOs and growths purchased via Patreon. In the future, we hope that most MYOs, growths, edits, etc. will go through the mod team and result in faster responses for you guys, as well as taking a lot of work off Mana's plate.

  • @corowne has been hard at work on the Berry Bazaar website. One of the many sweet features will be the automated updating of SC (Patreon Currency), which will also free up Mana's time. Previously there was no way for us to help her with this task since it would require access to Patron purchase information. (Also, you should check out Cy's work on the Lorekeeper Framework which is doing wonders for closed species groups! <3)


What next?

  • A lot of our progress is now hinging on the completion of the website. At this point, it just makes more sense to reintroduce the approvals and shops once the site reopens. The site is going to smooth out a lot of the tedious tasks like adding / subtracting EC from the bank, updating the Masterlist, etc. Mostly it is just more practical to focus our efforts into getting these systems working on the website instead of a temporary reopening on dA. We also know that a lot of people are not thrilled about the Eclipse update and would prefer to be able to submit their prompts on the website than fiddle with dA.

  • At the moment we are hoping for a website opening in July. This is just our best guess and it may change if we run into issues, but we're all working really hard to get the website out the door so we can all get back to enjoying all of Berry Bazaar's features!

  • The Kittsunami event is still up in the air, and we will have to see how things go with the opening of the website and reopening of approvals and shops. We want to ensure no one feels like they need to rush through their growths in order to participate in Kittsunami and want to give you guys ample time to work on growing your babies!


We hope this update answers any questions you may have about the status of group activities! We'll keep working hard to reopen group activities and we ask for your continued understanding and patience!

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