Welcome to the July Roundup! Here to summarise updates from the last month, what’s coming up next month, and sneak peeks for features and events on the horizon!
There is a #suggestions forum in Discord, and for our non-Discord members or members who wish to leave anonymous suggestions, we have a Suggestions Google Form (also linked on the dA and Website Homepages). Please leave constructive feedback where possible; if you have a complaint, please present it objectively and if you have an idea for a solution to your issue, please include that too. The group is run by volunteers, and we do our best, but we cannot always respond immediately so please be patient and understanding.
Please do not make suggestions to mods directly via DM or note, and do not note @Boucle-Unicorn group, or any of our mule accounts,with suggestions or feedback. Please use one of the official suggestion avenues so that we can compile all the ideas and feedback in one place.
- We will have an open suggestion forum again in August, if you have any subjects you want feedback on please submit any suggestions you have!
- Remember to check your Import stashes, we have a lot of designs awaiting tweaks from you guys.
- BU-MP is going to try out a new system for counting, this will be beta tested soon. Counting may be very slow for a while or completely close down while we test. You will still be able to submit art and literature to your plaque like normal! Stay tuned for more information throughout the month to come!
- The ABC will open up – The Adopt a Boucle Centre – we are working on the finishing touches of merging the BoucleShops into the group, and turning it into an official geno adoption centre. Members will be able to adopt genos, and donate genos for a small amount of UG or XP boosts. This will especially benefit newbies who would like a foal-size alternative to the Newbie Import system!
What’s on Now
The following events are running this month:
- August Breedings – open 1st-14th, maximum of 5 breedings each.
- Festival of Might – the FoM runs every month from 1st-20th, this month’s theme is Highland Games! Look forward to traditional dancing, Caber Toss at Loch Ness and a Cutest Cuddler in a comfy country pub!
- July Palette – this month’s colour palette is available on the homepage!
- The Boucle Academy – is still going strong, earn extra XP for your Boucle by completing a course!
- Boucle Meme – Earn extra XP and Gold by completing our Meme!
This section includes sneak-peeks at what we’ve got planned a few months down the line! Stuff that’s on the horizon!
- Import Note Generator – Progress is being made on a tool to help you with import rarities, and even to pre-format your import notes! An alpha-stage version is on target to become public sometime in August!
- XP Earning Calculator – Also on the docket for development is an XP Calculator, to help you work out how many points your artwork and literature can earn!
- Explorations – More ARPG elements are already in development, you can expect Explorations to land later this year as a way to earn Unicornian Gold, Pralines, exclusive companions, and on the rare occasion, DIY imports!
- Certificates – Also in development for the Boucle Academy, Certificates will give your Boucles different breeding/exploration bonuses once completed.
- Palette Prompts – Replacing the monthly palette prompt, the Palette Prompts will run every three months for more colourful challenges and bigger prizes!
- Group NPCs – After some fab suggestions in the May Discussion, we will be expanding the Group NPCs. We already have some NPCs from an old Boucleween Event, so we will be bringing these to life plus some others to make rarer event genes more available; their slots will be available to members in the future as prizes for various events.
- Website Overhaul – We aim to have all the information scattered across dA and the old website to be collected in one beautiful resource, as well as clarify a lot of FAQs and make information finding easier for all of us <3
- Surprises! – We have many exciting ideas for new things down the line, but we shan’t be revealing them all. While we will be giving you more teasers when we are able, members will still have some exciting surprises to look forward to!
We are training new mods in all areas, so we thank you for your patience, as backlogs may move more slowly or some items may be held up for training purposes <3 You’re doing great, modlings!!
Approximate processing times for the following teams are as follows:
- Registration: Up to date
- Transfers: ~1 week
- Reward Redeems: 2 weeks
- Foal Designs: Less than 2 weeks for most designs, 4 weeks for designs needing Senior input. Up to date backlog can be seen here.
- Import Designs: ~1 month. Up to date backlog can be seen here.
- Breedings: Up to date
- BU-MP Counts: ~1 month
- BU-MP Plaques: Under a week
- BU-RP Pralines: Up to date
- BU-RP Events: July FoM is up to date