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MYO Sale and New Moderators

Posted 9 months and 1 week ago :: Last edited 9 months and 1 week ago by Luca

Hello, Burrowgatory!

Our Summer MYO sale will be opening today at 8pm EST, and will run for 48 hours. As usual, Hell in a Handbaskets will be available for $30, one per user, with a raffle for Envious Handbaskets afterwards.

We'll be using the boost in activity when the sale goes up to stress test our servers upgrades, so if you're not afraid of some potential lag, we invite you to bust down the door right at 8pm and help us see if the site can hold up.

We're also happy to announce that we have selected four new moderators to help out with Succubuns!

eroge will be returning to the team as a a Discord moderator.

ornamental will be taking on written prompt approvals.

arasukai will be helping with art prompt approvals.

kingfauna will be helping with both art prompt approvals and Discord moderation as needed.

Please give them all a warm welcome!

Thank you to everyone who applied for a moderator position. We received too many great applications to accept at this time, but are glad to know that there are strong options for expanding the team again in the future.

Bug fixes

Posted 9 months and 2 weeks ago :: Last edited 9 months and 2 weeks ago by Yves

Greetings all!
As I'm sure you're all aware, there have been a large number of bugs that have cropped up since our update on June 30th!

One of them may have edited your user wishlists, so please make sure you check them all out!
If you're still experiencing any of these issues, please let us know!

  • Biggest one: Users default wishlists should now be working for all users.
  • Pets can now be added to wishlists again. If you previously had a pet on your wishlist, it has likely been swapped for an item. Please review your wishlists to confirm that they only have what you want on them!
  • User shops now allow users to add all items that are intended to be sellable
  • User shops should no longer show the option for users to transfer non-transferrable items when in the inventory
  • The mini clock is back!
  • Pet names should display the correct amount of times
  • Usershops can now be sorted by newest/by oldest
  • No users should have issues viewing the errands page, even if they had a previously unclaimed errand from hazebloom harvest!
  • The errands page shouldn't auto refresh every second for some uses.

And finally, just in case... I somehow managed to say January during yesterday's warning of upcoming downtime. Downtime will be happening JULY 4th at 2:00pm site time. Please plan accordingly and thank you for your patience with the succubuns team during this time of extra errors!

Scheduled Maintenance

Posted 9 months and 2 weeks ago :: Last edited 9 months and 2 weeks ago by Yves

Greetings burrowgatory!

We will be having scheduled downtime from approximately 2:00-3:00pm site time on Tuesday, July 4th!
This will be (hopefully) our final server upgrade downtime for the forseeable future. In addition to increasing our server compacity, we are now migrating to a fully new and much better optimized system to hopefully reduce lag and other issues site wide!

This is a major upgrade and so it will likely take longer than previous upgrades. If you come to visit the site and it is down, please check our discord or our twitter for more information!

Major Update: Crafting and Commerce

Posted 9 months and 3 weeks ago :: Last edited 9 months and 3 weeks ago by Yves

Hello, Burrowgatory! We hope you're enjoying  the double-length Swimsuit Season event.

In lieu of a new event update this month, we're proud to announce the biggest single update to Succubuns.com's gameplay since our launch, bringing you 4 new permanent features and over 60 new items. We hope you'll enjoy having a whole new side to playing Succubuns!

 

Errands

After testing them out in the Hazebloom Harvest event, errands are finally a permanent feature of the site.

Every day, players will refresh 3 stamina points to spend running hour-long errands at the Grocery Store, Liquor Store, or Kitchen Goods Store. The items obtained from these stores can all be sold directly from your inventory for carats!

But that's not all these items are good for, as we've also fully fleshed out errands' partner feature...

 

Crafting

After making its first appearance for crafting mochi in the Year of the Bun event, and then sparse usage for event items since, the crafting feature is now here to stay.

Using the ingredients gathered from running errands, you can now craft a variety of food items. These food items can be sold from your inventory for more than the sum of their parts, so it will be up to you if you want to sell your ingredients, or save them up for recipes that will increase your profits!

Desserts can be crafted using only items from the grocery store, and sell for 6 carats a pop.

Entrees will require some kitchen goods in addition to groceries, but will net you 22 carats!

 

But that's not all...

Hops and Dan have graciously agreed to share some of their knowledge, and you can now craft standard drinks and dango in addition to buying them from shops.

Complete the prompt Mixology 101 to unlock the recipes for Bourbun, Sin and Tonic, Drabsinthe, and all 8 sinful trait drinks. You'll also get a free sample of Hops' Secret Ingredient, a rare item required for crafting all trait drinks.

Complete the prompt Dango 101 to unlock the recipes for Black Sesame, Strawberry, Matcha, Mitarashi, Red Bean, Blueberry, Ube, and Cocoa Dango. You'll also take home a Dango Stick and Rice Flour, to help you craft your own dango of choice.

 

You can view all of the new crafting ingredients and crafted foods in the Encyclopedia.

More types of errands, ingredients, and crafting recipes will be added over time. We hope you're excited to watch the depth of Succubuns' gameplay grow!

 

User Shops

To make it easier for players to conduct item transactions without using the item trades channel in our server, we're very pleased to finally add user shops to the site.

Players can now select items and pets from their inventory to stock in their own personal shops, where they can set a price and sell them to other players. You can view your own shop in the account tab, or all user shops under "Marketplace" in the browse tab.

Harkening back to the good ol' days of Neopets, players can write a custom shop description and upload a "shopkeeper" image of their choice to greet customers who click on their shop. We encourage you to create adorable art of your succubuns watching over your wares, or even incorporate the job of running your shop into your bun's character! Or perhaps, if you prefer a more humorous route, a lazy "Out to Lunch" sign or a hapless imp will do the job.

 

Safety Deposit Box

Now that there are more items that can be sold into oblivion with a misclick, it's about time we implemented safety deposit boxes.  These can be accessed via your inventory through the button on the top right.

Players can now choose to store any item from their inventory in their safety deposit box. Once in the box, items cannot be used, traded, sold, donated, or deleted unless first removed from the box. This should help you hang onto ingredients until you have everything you need for a recipe, hoard seasonal drinks until they're more valuable, or clean up the keepsakes and licenses cluttering up your inventory.

 

Please Be Aware

This is a huge amount of new code, much of which was not originally built to work together, so it's likely that bugs or errors will crop up. Please be patient, and report all issues to Bug Reports, or the bug reports channel in our server.

It's also very important to understand that, though the Succubuns team has done our best to create a balanced system that will benefit the game economy and provide a satisfying gameplay loop, we cannot predict all of the effects these new carat and item sources will have. It's possible that we will need to make adjustments to the new items, recipes, payouts, or systems in order to balance the gameplay after seeing it in action and getting player feedback. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that may occur due to these adjustments.

 

Upcoming

We will be hosting our summer seasonal MYO sale from July 7th-10th.

Just like our April sale, MYOs will be $30, limited to one per player. For every 10 Hell in a Handbaskets sold, we'll also raffle off one Envious Handbasket for $40. This time, we'll also be raffling off an equal number of Envy MYOs for 400 carats each, so make sure to save up if you want to enter!

 

That's all for today! We hope you're all excited to try out running errands and crafting some tasty foods. If you become a good cook, maybe you'll even meet someone else who's passionate about food soon...

Some quick reminders:

- The second Emoji Contest ends on July 15th.

- The Swimsuit Season shop and Summer Feedback Form are open until July 31st.

- Art Fight runs until July 31st, and Succubuns is hosting incentives for Art Fight players who want to draw succubuns.

 

Have a good July, Burrowgatory!

 

Pride Month Charity Donation

Posted 9 months and 3 weeks ago :: Last edited 9 months and 3 weeks ago by Luca

Hello, Burrowgatory, and thank you so much for your support of our Pride Month charity sale!

Between all 8 pride buns that were auctioned, Succubuns raised a grand total of $2,250 USD for the National Center for Transgender Equality, a foundation that uses its funds to help trans youth and fight against anti-transgender laws.

(Some GAs collected and donated their profits individually, while others had Succubuns put it towards our lump sum donation.)

This is more than we could have possibly hoped to be able to donate. We're so grateful for the GAs who chose to donate a design, and to every member who bid on one of them. Our staff is entirely made of members of the LGBT community, and it's amazing to be able to give back to those people fighting for the rights of us and our LGBT siblings.

If you weren't able to bid, but still want to support the National Center for Transgender Equality, now is an amazing time to donate. Check out their website to learn more about this organization and how to donate.

We here at Succubuns just want to say thank you for giving us the opportunity to do good, and for all of your continued support. We couldn't do this without each and every one of you!

Succubuns Art Fight Incentives

Posted 9 months and 4 weeks ago :: Last edited 9 months and 4 weeks ago by Luca

It's almost July, and you know what that means... It's time for Art Fight!

Art Fight is a yearly art community event taking the form of a competition between two teams. Players join a team, upload references of their original characters, and earn points for their team by creating art "attacks" of characters belonging to members of the other team.

Like Succubuns, Art Fight is a game made to inspire creativity, encourage artists to improve their skills, and most importantly, to have a ton of fun!

This July, Succubuns is hosting Art Fight incentives on our site for players who choose to draw Succubuns characters in Art Fight. We encourage you to upload your succubuns to Art Fight, and seek out other players' succubuns to attack!

 

Check out our Succubuns Art Fight page for information  on claiming bonus carat rewards for attacks on your fellow players' Succubuns characters.

Emoji Contest 2

Posted 10 months and 3 days ago :: Last edited 10 months and 3 days ago by Yves

Hello, Burrowgatory! We hope you've been enjoying your summer vacation. 

After six month, we're excited to announce that it's finally time for... another Emoji Contest!

Our first Emoji Contest back in November helped us to populate our official Discord server with tons of amazing emojis, and we've really been looking forward to seeing what the hundreds of players who've joined since then will come up with. Dust off your meme stash and get ready to draw some absurd expressions!

The rules and prizes can be found on the Emoji Contest 2 page.

This contest will run until midnight on July 15th.

We hope you're all excited to get some fun new Succubuns emojis to express yourself with!

Moderator & Guest Artist Applications

Posted 10 months and 6 days ago :: Last edited 10 months and 5 days ago by Luca

Succubuns is accepting applications for new moderators!

We're currently looking for 1 art prompt approval moderator, 1 written prompt approval moderator, and 1 Discord moderator.

Art and written prompt moderators will process player submissions, while Discord moderators will answer user questions and moderate conversation in the Discord server. All moderators are expected to spend approximately 1-2 hours a week on these jobs, spread out throughout the week, and will be paid $50-150 a month depending on estimated time spent on moderator work. 

For the specific responsibilities and requirements of each position, please check out the application forms. Players may apply for multiple positions, but may only be hired for one.

 

Art Prompt Moderator Application
Written Prompt Moderator Application
Discord Moderator Application

 

Moderator applications will be open for 2 weeks, closing on June 29th.

 

For the first time since last December, Succubuns is also preparing to open guest artist applications.

Starting in September, we're revamping the way the GA team is structured to allow us to regularly cycle through new and returning GAs. Applications will be open from August 1st to August 10th, so you have over a month to prepare your portfolios if you're interested in applying.

You can read the full details of how the new GA pool will work, the responsibilities and benefits of being a GA, and the requirements for applying on the Guest Artist page.

 

Saying thank you and goodbye to admins Sydney and Oneiir

Posted 10 months and 6 days ago :: Last edited 10 months and 6 days ago by Yves

Hello Burrowgatory,

We have a bittersweet announcement to make today. After nearly a year (counting our beta period) of incredible hard work, help, and support for the Succubuns community, Admins Sydney and Oneiir have decided that the time has come for them to step down.

Succubuns has grown at a rapid pace, and with that, admin work has grown exponentionally. While this was previously just a side gig for myself, Sydney, and Oneiir, it has grown into another part time job.

Sydney and Oneiir both have their own incredible personal projects and businesses to manage, and Luca and I would never want Succubuns to impede those—but it's getting to a point where it is. Our vacation time was a last hurrah for them where they got to manage the community and look at all your wonderful prompts and designs before they move on to further chapters in their lives.

They won't be gone from the community—Oneiir will be staying on as an amazing guest artist, and Sydney will be helping us with our future merch production and other bun related endeavors. And of course, they both have their own lovely buns to use in future content as players!

They are both amazing people, and Succubuns could not have become the wonderful community and website that it is now without their help. I'd encourage you to use the comments on this news post to share well wishes, thanks, and memories of their amazing work as admins on Succubuns.

If you want to support their work outside of Succubuns, check out Unicorn and Dragon Productions, where you can buy all sorts of fandom merch designed by Oneiir and produced by Sydney (along with a couple pieces designed by Luca!).

We will be opening up moderator applications soon to help take on submission approval and Discord moderation work, so please look forward to that soon.

And finally, from Luca and myself—a HUGE thank you to Sydney and Oneiir. I love you both so much and feel so honored to have gotten to work on Succubuns with the both of you. I can't wait to see your own success in all future endeavors!

Summer Feedback Form

Posted 10 months and 1 week ago :: Last edited 10 months and 1 week ago by Luca

Hello, Burrowgatory! We've finished preparing our Summer Feedback Form for you to fill out.

Now that Succubuns is half a year old, most of our players have gotten to experience at least a few different events, and it's time to take stock of the general public opinions surrounding different event content and site features. This will help us plan future content to give you more of the things you like, and less of the things you don't!
 
(There are also optional sections about potential future Succubuns merchandise and a Succubuns Patreon. You only need to fill these out if you're interested—Succubuns is still a 100% free to play game, and we never want you to feel pressured to spend money.)
 
 
>> Succubuns Summer Feedback Form <<
 
 
As thanks for helping us to improve Succubuns' gameplay, everyone who fills out this feedback form will receive the Summer Vacation award and 10 seashells. 
 
The Summer Feedback Form and the Summer Vacation Award will be available until the end of July 31st.