Hey guys, sorry for the influx of news posts, but as you can tell, we've got a lot going on here right now! This post is to consolidate everything that's going on right now with the story, events, site, and staff!
The current story so far.
1. The new monthly prompt, "Miasma Research" Is up and will run til September 7th, The monthly prompt for July, "Starfall Faire" will run until August 7th!
2. The Starfall Faire itself will end on August 15th, so be sure you spend all your tickets!
3. The two Free raffle beans will also be drawn on August 15th!
4. The Create to Adopt raffle will be drawn on September 8th!
Site and Discord Changes and Updates:
1. Changes have been made to the TOS to reflect the change in ownership. By continuing use of the site, you are agreeing to those terms of service!
2. The site time has been changed to EST or UTC-5! This is now the timezone in which events will end, so please be aware of the change. If you accidentally miss a deadline by a few hours, please message Ceru.
3. The on-site Patreon and discord Patreon rewards should now be synced to my account! https://www.patreon.com/cerus_blues Please remember to refresh your status.
4. Several changes have been made on the back end that do not affect players.
5. I will be messing around with several features that I did not have access to prior to try and learn more about them. This shouldn't cause any issues, but please be aware that you may see some odd things pop up and disappear. Theyr'e not indicative of anything besides me learning. X'D
6. A new bot, Tupeprbox, has been added to the discord! This bot allows users to chat as characcters. We intend to use this feature for bean adventures and other discord games.
7. Several channels have been added and shuffled around in the discord in anticipation of future events and in the spirit of consolidation.
Added channels: Bot interaction, separate questions and suggestions, bean lore talk, pet and plant pics, and beanling boat! There may be more changes in the near future.
To try and accomadate our more ambitious plans for the group, we have added some extra staff from within the group! Please give them a warm welcome in their new roles!
Sugarnova/Spottednova - Moderator (our amazing organizer and artist)
Dia/Poada - Discord Game Moderator (our Beanling Adventure Master)
xNocturnalKitenx/ Noct - Discord Game Moderator (our beanling boat captain and beango caller!)
Revpup/Rev - Discord Game Moderator (could strike at any moment)
You are already familiar with our two Guest Artists Dragonprr and xxbunnyloverxxx/Bun, but we have recruited some back ups to help them out!
Alear/ Sincere-Alear - Event Guest Artist (be on the look-out for some spooky good designs!)
Voidarling/astriferous - Event Guest Artist (bringing you hits like Wither since 2019)
We hope you guys are excited for all of the group happenings! Thank you all for being so kind and patient in this transitional period!
This little cutie is looking for a new home, and the Beanling-Patch is helping them to find it with a Create to Adopt event! In order to enter, you will either need to draw or write an entry! Please submit your entries to the post on DA!
Visual Art entries:
You can enter the raffle to win this adopt by drawing a simple full-body sketch! You can get some additional entries by doing the following:
+1 entry for color
+1 entry for drawing a second bean
+1 entry for advertising this post
+ 1 entry if you are a first-time owner!
You can enter the raffle to win this adopt by writing no less than 200 words that describe their personality! You can get some additional entries by doing the following:
+1 entry for writing at least 200 words describing their pastimes/job/etc.
+1 entry for writing at least 200 words of their interactions with another bean
+1 entry for advertising this post
+ 1 entry if you are a first-time owner!
To enter, comment this form:
Link to entry:
Link to advertisement (optional):
Are you an FTO:
This Create to Adopt event will end on September 7th!
Join us on the Discord for more fun!
Hello Everyone! As you can all see the site is currently up and running! Having said that, we are hoping to do some more updates soon, and while we don't predict major downtimes, you can never be certain. Thank you again for your patience while we sort things out behind the scenes and try to improve the overall experience here and on the Discord!
We are also looking to take on some Event Guest Artists! I will be posting this internally to the group here and on the site first, as I'd really like to fill the spots from within our community. https://forms.gle/SG9cCX9CPirdJKieA
Check out the form for more detail!
As most of you are also aware, the entire Beanling-Patch ARPG has also undergone a change of hands. Toffee had previously poster her announcement on here and in the discord, but in transferring the site, we lost her post here, so I have included it below.:
It’s Toffee-tama here. I have a very important announcement to make regarding the future of the group.
As some of you might have noticed, I have been rather absent from the group since March/April and firstly I would like to apologise for that absence. Unfortunately, I have been experiencing burnout in regards to art in general and thus I haven’t been able to give the group the care and attention it needs. It's very hard for me to delegate and get things done and I have been feeling rather guilty about neglecting my responsibilities as the group owner. I have therefore come to the conclusion that it would be best for me to step down from the leader role and pass it on to someone who is better prepared.
This is not a decision I have made lightly and I have seriously been thinking it over for a few months now. I was reluctant to bite the bullet since I felt the pressure of sunk cost fallacy since I have worked on this group for almost 3 years now. However, I can also recognise my own shortcomings and I know myself well enough to know that it was time to walk away not just for my mental health, but the health of the group. I want Beanlings to thrive, but I feel like we can’t do that with me as the leader.
Going forward, CeruleansBlues (Ceru) will be the new group owner. She is the owner in all regards including the intellectual property of Beanlings, the site and future prospects. She will be taking over all aspects of running the site including the admin account. Please be kind and respectful as she transitions into her new role!
I’d also like to advise that the website will be down for an indeterminate amount of time as it is transferred between owners. Nothing will be changing about the website in terms of functionality, it will simply be undergoing an ownership transfer. Monthly prompts, crafting, questing and all other activities will continue as usual. Please feel free to continue playing the Starfall Event and working on your prompts!
In regards to my patreon, I will be closing my patreon at the end of the month since I have been neglecting it.
Please consider transferring your memberships to https://www.patreon.com/cerus_blues to continue receiving beanling-patch patreon benefits and supporting the site costs!
I will not be leaving the group or anything as I still have my personal account to engage as a regular player. There is also the tentative possibility of me participating as a guest artist in the future.
I want to thank each and every one of you guys for supporting me during this time and I want you to know that it truly means a lot to me!
Thank you everyone!
Best regards, Toffee-tama
The Story up until now:
At this time of year in the peaceful realm of Prism Vale, beanling's and flowerling's dreams have gathered in the skies and formed into falling stars. This year, however, something is truly amiss. A thick miasma has spread over Prism Vale, coating the skies and grounds and preventing the dream magic from forming in to stars. The source of this corruption-laced fog seems to be odd gems reminiscent of Void Fragments. A strange figure has been spotted planting the objects around the Vale.
See the last news post for the comic.
Princess Twila Addresses Prism Vale in the midst of rising panic.
Hello Citizens of Prism Vale! As I’m sure you’re aware, there has been a strange phenomena happening in the skies of our islands. Strange stones have been placed that have prevented our dreams from forming stars as they usually do this time of year. For all of you who helped investigate the matter, the Queen and I thank you, but we ask that you please remain cautious when investigating such anomalies.
Fortunately, our very own Azul Defenders have managed to clear them away! Thanks to their and your own efforts, the skies have cleared and our dreams have gathered to fall once again! So it’s with great pleasure that I can finally announce the start of starfall! To mark this particularly unusual starfall, some of our very own guild leaders have set up stalls at the Azul Starfall Faire with generous and unusual prizes!
Please feel free to enjoy the festivities in safety, as our Azul Defenders will be guarding the fairgrounds and keeping an especially close eye on the canyon. With that said, if you see any mysterious figures or ill-intended actions, please report it to any defenders on duty so that they may investigate.
Happy Starfall Everyone!
Hello, and welcome to the Azul Starfall Faire! Many of our guild and community leaders have put together some fun to mark to the occasion! To participate in the stalls at the fair, you are going to need Starfall Tickets!
While you will be able to buy these with various group and real currencies at Percival's Stall, you can also get several free ones! You can earn them through several means:
- Have or Create a Beanling-Patch Site account: 1 Ticket
- Join or already be present in the Beanling-Patch Discord: 1 Ticket
- Comment on the Deviantart Journal : 1 ticket
- Promote this journal on your platforms! This includes, but is not limited to DA, FA, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, other Discord servers, Amino groups, etc. Each social media platform gets you: 1 Ticket
- Having a friend join the even with you as reference. Both of you will get: 3 Tickets
- Complete June or July's Monthly prompt on the site!: 3 Tickets
Play Games and Win Prizes!
Roll Millie's gachas for plushies, familiars, one-off familiar and bean designs, and more!
Play a round or two of a bubble browser game and win potions and their components!
Ocean's brought a special version of the mystery wheel to the fair . . . He may not be the mysterious figure, but he's certainly suspicious.
Have some fun shooting hoops and winning some Event Currency!
Get some discounted gear and markings for your beanling or flowerling! There are a few one-off designs available here.
Play a classic carnival game and win some fun gear!
Beanlings / Flowerlings are a closed species by Toffee-Tama - Please do not make your own without permission!
It seems like something big is happening in Prism Vale-
A huge shoutout to our member Spottednova for their help with the comic!
Hello Everyone! We’ve got a small announcement to share with you. Our monthly prompt reward structure will be changing to make things more accessible to our casual players, and to reward our more ambitious players a little bit more! Unlike in the past where our monthly prompts were worth a flat amount of beans, you will now be rewarded based on the scope of your piece!
The breakdown goes as follows:
New Minimum Standard Submission:
This is the minimum acceptable submission for a prompt.
Written entries: Minimum word count: 250 words
Drawn entries: Uncoloured Clean Sketch
Standard Completion Reward: 3 Beans (Per Entry) + 1 User Exp + 1 Character Exp (Focus Character only)
Written Entries Stackable Bonuses:
- Tier 1: Word count reaches 400: 1 Beans
- Tier 2: Word count reaches 500: 1 Beans
- Tier 3: Word count reaches 600: 1 Beans
- Tier 4: Word count reaches 800: 2 Beans
- Tier 5: Word count reaches 1000: 2 Beans
Drawn Entries Stackable Bonuses:
- Tier 1: Coloured Sketch: 1 Beans
- Tier 2: Lineart: 1 Beans
- Tier 3: Full Colour (Character): 1 Beans
- Tier 4: Full Colour Background: 2 Beans
- Tier 5: Including a second character: 2 Bean
All of these bonuses stack!
To give you an example, we’ll break down this piece!
This piece is lined, has three beans, and a full colored background, so it would break down like this:
Sketched: 1 Bean
Lined: 1 Bean
Full Colour Character: 1 Bean
Full Colour Background: 2 Beans
Includes a Second Character: 2 Beans
Total: 7 beans
We are also happy to announce that we have a new ongoing prompt!
If you’ve ever wanted to draw your bean, but simply don’t think they’d fit in with the prompts and quests available, this is for you! Any piece you draw or write for your beans can be submitted here for rewards using the same rewards structure as the monthly prompt! You will be able to submit this prompt two times a month, so have some fun exploring your bean’s lives outside of our monthly prompts and quests!
- Toffee + Ceru
The old year is gone, and we'd like to wish you all a happy new year! Thank you for making last year a fun, friendly, and bean-filled time! We're hoping this year will be even better, and we're kicking it off with a few returning events, including a free beanling raffle!
The Sweets or Beans gift prompt is also returning, and is open now, so feel free to spread some gifts and get some in return!
If you haven't checked in with the Discord in a while, we are also doing a lot of fun events there, including Beango, Who's that Beanling, and dice-rolling live quests!
We will be posting the new monthly prompt in a few days, and hope to have an adopt or two to celebrate Lunar New Year.
So let's have a cheer for the old year, and a hurrah for the new!
It's a new year, and two beans have come to ring it in! These two little sweeties, made by our Very own Majix and Ceru are up for a free raffle!
You can only win one benaling, but you are welcome to enter for both! Please enter by commenting on this news post~
The winners will be rolled a week from now on January 7th!