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!
Hello everyone! I woke up today to see everyone here doesn't like NFTs, and I now realise that making Beanling NFTs was a mistake. Sorry to spring it on you guys so suddenly! In hindsight, it probably would have been best to bring it up to the group beforehand.
I understand that what I’ve done is done, but I’d like to give a little context to the current situation. I'm going to be 100% honest with you guys, which may not paint me in the best light, but I think it’s necessary and what you deserve. I hope you can read this and understand where I was coming from, and that I take full responsibility.
Why would you do NFTs?
Frankly, money. That's honestly the only reason I started an NFT. Beanling Patch just hasn’t reached the sale range that I have been striving for, so when I saw the NFT trend and saw some of the absolutely horrible designs selling for hundreds, I thought that I could jump on that trend since my art was definitely up to the standard of some of the popular NFTS, if not better than many NFTs! Was this naive? Hell yes. But I was very motivated by the prospect of quitting my job and never working again. I’m sure a lot of you can relate to this; I really hate everything about working in corporations!
Do you realise that NFTs and Crypto are bad for the environment?
Yes, I knew this from the start to some extent. I went in knowing it wasn’t great, but assumed that most internet things aren’t great for the environment. I’m definitely more informed on the matter now, however.
Can you stop doing NFTs?
This is unfortunately a little complicated. I’m already legally committed to Beanlings NFT. I’ve spent more than $1000+ on the project, and it is permanently on the blockchain with no way to remove it. So I’m not able to take it down. As for future projects related to NFTs? Well, suffice it to say, I am not doing any more.
What's the plan now?
I’m completely separating the ARPG from the NFTs. They will not be involved with each other in any way other than sharing the species name, which I unfortunately cannot change.
I’m sorry to disappoint you all, and I hope that the fact that I am very money motivated doesn’t change your thoughts of me too much. I’m sorry that these NFTs upset the group, and I really regret this decision. I know you guys are actually legit nice and good people who care about things, and I’m sorry that I hurt the group with my actions. In future, I will try to consult with the group in the form of polls and such before any major decisions that could totally change this community we’re making.
I’m going to take a break, I’m sure you can understand why! Thank you so much for reading. I’m so sorry.
(Part 1) Present Packing
Everybean in Prism Vale is flitting about in a rush, and who could blame them? The excitement in the air is thick as snowflakes in a blizzard as the Wonderland Ball rapidly approaches! There are dresses to be fitted, ornaments to be hung, and presents to be delivered! It seems that you’ve been caught up in the holiday rush, and asked to deliver several presents to a guest at the Ball. Can you fit them all into your box?
To solve this puzzle, simply move the packages into the box in a way that none overlap each other or hang over the edge of the box. We will accept answers that are a photo edit of the puzzle, a sketch of the solution, or a picture of a physical representation of the presents in the solution.
(Part 2) Whose Presents are These?
You finally managed to cram all of those presents into your box, and as you close it, the tatters of the to-from tag fall to the ground. Oops!! Looks like you're going to have to piece them back together again before you can figure out where you're going.
Here's a video that explains how to play:
We will accept your answer as a correctly filled in image of this puzzle!
(Part 3) Look out for Snowballs!
Ooohhhhh, so that's who these packages are for! Now that you know you need to get to the Wonderland Ball, you'll have to traverse the yearly snowball fight on the lake. It's easier said than done though, as you don't want the packages to be damaged!
To solve this puzzle, move along the dotted grid without going through the path of any snowballs! The direction of each snowball is indicated with an arrow. We will accept your answer as a visual representation of the correct path, whether drawn on grid paper or on this image!
(Part 4) Deliver to the Middle!
Thank goodness you made it past that snowball fight! Who knew snow could move so fast? After asking around a little bit, it seems that the lucky present recipient is enjoying the festivities in the hedge maze. Looks like it's time to put your memory to the test!
To solve this puzzle, simply make your way to the middle of the maze! We will accept answers that are an edited image of this maze, or the same maze drawn out and solved on paper.
(Part 5) Who Sent Which Present?
As the lucky bean is ripping into the gifts, you both notice that none of them seem to have tags! Oh dear. Fortunately, you remember some things about who's gifts were which. Can you two figure out who sent which gift?
To solve this logic puzzle, you'll need to figure out the wrapping color, ribbon, and tag type each beanling used. We will accept answers that are an edited image of this maze, or the answers written out in the style of the chart on the bottom right.
Answers can be submitted all together in the Puzzle Package Quest prompt at the end of the month. You do not have to answer all of the quests to submit the prompt, but please only submit the prompt once you have solved all of the puzzles you plan to.
If you get one or more puzzles correct, you’ll receive a prize of one Christmas frame. The grand prize for correctly solving all five puzzles is a Legendary Beanling MYO!
This news post will be updated again on the 5th with the second puzzle, so stay tuned!
Winter Wonderland 2021 EVENT HUB
Winter Wonderland Monthly Prompt
1st December 2021 - 3rd January 2022
Join this months prompt to an exclusive Winter Wonderland Frame as well as one of 3 cute Winter Plushies!
This year Beanling Patch will be running a White Elephant style exchange for both new and old players. Participants in the Exchange will design a beanling, the designs will then be exchanged between participants randomly on the 25th of December.
Winter Wonderland Advent Part 1
4th- 8th December
*Advent page will be available from 4th December 00:00 UTC*
11th- 15th December
*Advent page will be available from 11th December 00:00 UTC*
18th- 22nd December
*Advent page will be available from 18th December 00:00 UTC*