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FH Official Newsletter: December 2019
« on: November 04, 2019, 07:03:27 am »
A review of things that have happened during this season thus far & some new things to come:
As we near the end of 2019 let's take a moment to refresh ourselves on some of the things that have gone on and maybe find out about some new plans in the works.

Board & Site Changes
Some of the notable additions and changes:

In an effort to better organize and prepare the forum for it's eventual update staff have begun the gradual process of cleaning up and removing certain unnecessary boards. This clean up includes removing or reorganizing boards that are barely utilized or no longer fit our vision of focus for the future of the Feral Heart forum. Huge thanks to the moderators & MITS for assisting in this team effort!

- Changes were made to the Off Topic & Feral Heart Roleplay boards. The Off Topic roleplay boards were removed entirely and their threads were refitted into the regular General Roleplay boards now renamed the Feral Heart Roleplay boards. The Off Topic boards that were removed are as follows: Animal Roleplay, Human Roleplay, and Misc. Roleplays. Given the broad nature and imagination of our community's roleplays we've decided that there should be no specific distinct boards for Off Topic or Feral Heart related only roleplays. What really defines a roleplay as specifically Feral Heart or not? To help the newly re-homed threads fit in, the General Roleplay boards were renamed to the Feral Heart Roleplay boards with two simple new distinctions: In game Based Roleplays & Forum Based Roleplays. The Groups Roleplay board was removed. There is now simply an In-Game Roleplay & Group Advertisement board in place of the old Roleplay Advertising Board.

- The Off Topic > Literature board's Stories & Poems boards were removed and moved into the Feral Heart Creations > Feral Heart Media Stories & Poems boards.

- The Off Topic Media > Art Galleries board was merged to the Feral Heart Media > Art Gallery board. The Off Topic Media > Art Galleries three separate child boards: Commission, Trades, & Requests were removed and their threads moved to the Feral Heart Media > Request Art board. The Feral Heart Media Request Art was renamed the Commissions, Trades, & Request board.

- The Discords Server Hub board was removed. Due to the major decline in Feral Heart users role playing & talking in game and on the forum in favor of Discord, we will no longer be promoting a specific Discord oriented board or Discord in general. This change is also in part due to immense complaints in regards to the foul nature of certain Discord groups that were promoted here. A number of these Discord groups violated our user safety policy by linking users (especially underage users) to inappropriate/harmful individuals, discussions, & content. We apologize to those who utilized the board and their Discords respectfully but we hope that you understand our reasoning for the change. You’re all free to use your Discords but please do not advertise or link them on our boards, thank you.

- The staff page was finally updated!

- Progress on the forum/site update? Still adding dots...

The forum rules received a much needed rewrite & update.

The game rules had some important updates. Here are just some of the latest additions:
  • Any content that hurts the Feral Heart brand’s image is subject to removal and penalty to the creator, users, and/or advertisers of such content.
  • Any sort of manipulation, use, and/or distribution of the Feral Heart source code is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to creating custom servers and/or games regardless if the project is nonprofit or not. We reserve the rights to the Feral Heart source code and game assets and may suspend any outside non official use of such content.

Development and Improvement
Bringing the community together to build a better game:

- Our next patch map maker has been decided upon! Let's all give a big warm welcome and congratulations to Leda! It took a great deal of time to review each submission and for staff to discuss it among each other. Selecting our latest patch map maker from the immense list of talented map makers wasn't easy. You guys really blew us away with the amazing examples of your work in the Community Content Creators board. We're really confident in Leda's talents and her ability to bring the next map environment to life in her amazing style. She's been working diligently through the holiday already and has some interesting teasers to share with you all. Can you guess the environment in works?

- Not only has our coder xSpirit been busy at work behind the scenes creating content for you all but so have a number of other amazingly talented staff & users alike. These guys truly deserve a shout out and lots of love for all that they do! They really have some fantastic ideas and concepts in the works, not only that but they have been reading all the community feedback and coming up with some interesting ideas. It's with great excitement that I'd like to present you all with just a teaser of some of the magic they've been creating. Please keep in mind though that none of these things have been finalized or approved yet as Razmirz must have the final say for what content gets pushed forward for updates. Even so we'd like to share with you what is possible with a game with as much potential as Feral Heart, and a team with as much love and passion as this one:

- Have skills in map making, modeling, creating textures, producing markings, animating, composing music & or sound effects? Want a chance to work directly with the staff to have your very own work included into the game? Now's the time to raise your paw! Click here for more information

- Our anonymous polls are still up and running, and we now have a new one up! We encourage everyone to participate, and we really appreciate your thoughts and feedback! Click here to view

Events & Community Highlights

This year brought on the return of a very old but favorite Feral Heart Contest, The Preset Contest. Thanks to popular demand users got a chance to show off their creativity preset costumes to the Halloween theme. The staff judged the frightfully fabulous submissions and out of the many other talented contestants our grand prize winner was SpicyDirt with their trick or treat candy corn lion. Congratulations!

Speaking of contests, there was a Screenshot Contest back in October! Many wonderful submissions came in making it hard for the staff to decide their favorites but the winners were eventually selected and announced and they were:

1st Place:Leda
2nd Place:LupusK
3rd Place:BirdieBeep

We hope you all had a spooktacular time at the annual Feral Heart Official Halloween Party! It was great seeing everyone in their creepy and ghoulishly fun Halloween costumes. This year's lovely map was brought to us by our lovely staff member Lady_RavenRose We thank you all for attending and hope you all had a very Happy Halloween!

During the Halloween Party we had a fun little mini game event where our feral trick or treaters had to seek out and find LadyRavenRose's lost magic spell potions. Congratulations to all the winners who helped track down each hidden potion! :

Blue Potion: l3lue

Purple Potion: spinningcars

Green Potion: Esarosa

Orange Potion: SeventhViin

Brown Potion: Valar.Morghulis

This Halloween in Feral Heart was an exceptionally festive one! The spooktacular fun lasted all through the month of October and into early November thanks to our very talented coder xSpirit as well as the very skilled and creatives users BlueMuzzleFlash, ungodlycoyote,& Thimble. Feral ghouls, ghosts, and various other haunted apparitions started appearing all over their modded editon of Feral Heart. Users went around trick or treating gathering up all the sweet treats they could find. In the end the user who found the most treats and won the mini game competition was PinkParrotlet! A huge congratulations to them as well as a xSpirit, BlueMuzzleFlash, ungodlycoyote, and Thimble for making it all happen.

Stay alert this winter holiday season for a possible Christmas themed fun mod event! Given how popular and well received the Halloween mod was xSpirit and his team have already been discussing and crafting some very secret things with Santa.

2019 Feral Heart Winter Holiday Party

Speaking of fun seasonal party events, the Annual Feral Heart Winter Holiday party date is soon approaching! You're all invited to this merry little Christmas festival on Dec. 21st! The map this year will created by Lord Suragaha. Have you been naughty or nice this year? For more information click here!

Smells like popcorn! Movie Nights are back! In anticipation of the holiday season Lord Suragaha has been streaming a number of Feral Heart community favorite fun flicks! Some of the films featured so far: Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Fox & the Hound, How to Train your Dragon: Homecoming, The Land Before Time, Lady & the Tramp (2019 live action), Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, & Brother Bear. Best part is that there's more to come! On Dec. 22nd The Lion King (2019 live action) will be streamed as well as some surprise additional films! It's always great to kick back and enjoy a film with the community, especially when we get to introduce the favorite pass time to newer players in the community. If you're interested in more information about this or just want to know when the next movie night is going to be, keep your eyes open on this thread here.

Feral Heart user & 2019 Winter MOTS winner Ellen11v put together a lovely little community event over this autumn where she invited users to just get together and have fun. Various little mini games were played and overall everyone had a great time being creative, socializing, and getting out of The Grounds. It was a nice show of care and effort put into promoting a positive attitude and environment for the Feral Heart Community. I commend her, all those who helped in the effort, and came along to show support. It's moments like these where the community really shines at its best and shows what Feral Heart is really all about <3

The Feral Heart Official Instagram page recently reached 100 followers! It's so nice to have many of you join us on Instagram as well. We appreciate your continued show of love and support for all things Feral Heart and hope that you continue to enjoy the content we share with you! If you haven't already followed our Feral Heart Official Instagram what are you waiting for?!Click here to visit our Official Instagram page!

Let's give another round of applause and congratulations to all our 2019 Members of the Season These folks were voted by the community to be the most deserving of the MOTS title, and we can't help but agree! Each of them have fabulous attitudes, and we hope they'll continue bringing forth innovative and fun new ideas for the FH community.


Staff Changes

Staff Currently on hiatus until further notice: xSpirit (Developer)
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Re: FH Official Newsletter: December 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 07:58:56 am »
Thank you so much for the update Sura! That thread be thic.


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Re: FH Official Newsletter: December 2019
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2019, 06:32:19 pm »
This Newsletter is awesome!
And thanks for giving my Come Together Party some attention. I highly appreciate all of this<3
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Re: FH Official Newsletter: December 2019
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2019, 08:49:41 pm »
Thanks for the lovely update, Sura! Much appreciated.

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Re: FH Official Newsletter: December 2019
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2019, 10:41:19 pm »
This was quite nice to read through, especially reading about Ellen's Come Together Party, it's nice when the community comes together and has fun. Overall, happy that this season had some pretty good highlights and I look forward to what comes ahead.

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Re: FH Official Newsletter: December 2019
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2019, 10:55:13 pm »
Thank you for the update, Sura.
This year has certainly been eventful. Here's to a bright future.

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Re: FH Official Newsletter: December 2019
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2019, 12:18:58 am »
Thank you for the update Sura! It means a lot to see change and new exciting things coming for this game. Here's to another amazing year <3

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Re: FH Official Newsletter: December 2019
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2019, 06:49:44 pm »
Thanks for the update, Sura!

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Re: FH Official Newsletter: December 2019
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2019, 01:27:45 am »
i was in one of the halloween screenshots woops!

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Re: FH Official Newsletter: December 2019
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2019, 05:43:40 am »
Absolutely blown away by the info about the new patch and the sneak peaks, I'm really looking forward to that one. Congrats to Leda for making it into the map making team, I am excited to see your creations, and I'm liking the sneak peaks so far. Seems like the team is working hard, which I had no doubts about.

Thank you for the update, Sura!

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