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April Spotlight

Posted 1 week ago :: Last edited 1 week ago by mewhaku

 

What a month! Please re-visit our recent update of site functions if you need a reminder.

We also finished up both the recent Paralogos and Whiffling raffles! Reminder that you can also claim the new Anniversary Mementos via Claims. As we have set up Whiffling MYOs as well, we now have some more activites they can be included in! For example, our Monthly Prompt now specifically mentions Whiffling inclusion, and a Prompt submission can include any amount of World of Lingua characters. (Though there is a bonus if you have 1 Paralogos, 1 Whiffling, and 1 Caretaker this month.) We'll continue to work on more updates for the species and continue on Paralogos updates over the coming months. 

 


The new Monthly Prompt has been released: Words and Smells - please ensure that you both SUBMIT it to the Gallery folder AND the Prompt Submission itself to be counted!

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The Spotlight member this month is justlikesoup !
Thank you for joining this group, and for your lovely cast of characters you've assembled here at World of Lingua!

Thank you again for making this group a better place.
You will be awarded a membership card:

[Which we are still working on use wise, thank you for your patience.
You can of course claim the Achievement for becoming Spotlight Member!]

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This month #185 Junk Worm and #105 Freshly Cleaned Cat Fur have taken the winning spots in our poll!

They belong to Deyan and Howee respectively!

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos or Whiffling through the month of April will get a bonus +3 flat INK or +3 Bottlecaps.

The owner of the Spotlight character will not gain this additional bonus,
but are still rewarded the normal ink from having someone else draw your owned character.

 

Finally... we honor:


This is a collection of some of the wonderful artworks and writing that have been submitted to our group the last month.
Thank you all for your contributions! There were so many wonderful things uploaded this past month! Please view our Gallery for more.

 

 
 

Please visit LogosLibrary to see who is still up for sale in general.  
We have the Sales page on site too!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of April-
mewhaku, PrincePoke , Cloudsteps , Inkcess .

Happiest of birthdays to our members celebrating this month! If you haven't signed up yet, please do as you'll get a gift!

Note: Birthday Sign-Ups are now done via Claims.
For more information on how to use this feature, please refer to the User Guide.

6th Paralogos Anniversary

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 2 weeks ago by mewhaku

As it is March 7th...

We'd love to celebrate a bit, considering this day is the 6th Anniversary of the Paralogos Species! 

mewhaku (Mew, aka me) would like to give back a little bit and hand out some gifts to celebrate the species!


With the roll of the raffle... the winners are in order:

1. PromptoBeans , 2. Shrike , 3. Celephone , 4. Howee , 5. Fulgarite , and 6. xJaydreamerx !

You will be contacted by mewhaku within 24 hours, as first she'll need to dole out the ink gifts and Mementos to all others involved!

In honor of the anniversary, and our site growing so large, we've released a special set of Memento Collectible Items. These can be claimed (including the 6th one, if you didn't already enter the raffle) via the Claims feature. 

In order to Claim an Anniversary Memento, all you need to do is provide a proof of your earliest year of activity in either the ParalogosDictionary OR Whifflings groups (artwork you may have made before membership can also count if you joined within the generally similar timeframe- say 6 months and continued to be an active member) and add it to the Claim's Comment section. This is due to the fact that we didn't have these items in earlier years, but going forward to claim future years you will need to be a site member / group member at minimum. 

Then, on the Rewards area of the claim, please select your Mementos you qualify for. You would be awarded the Memento from that year of activity, and any years after. (You qualify for the Memento starting with the year of activity- so for example, you joined 2017, you qualify for 3-> on. If you were available for 2018 you'd get 4-> on.) 

Also, as mewhaku came to realize the 1st year of activity was a bit scarce... anyone who qualifies for the 2nd year (2016-2017) will also receive the first year's Memento. (Otherwise it looks like mewhaku , Speedy, and Cloudsteps would be the only ones getting the 1st year award! But a special shoutout to those individuals all the same.) 

The reward of 6 ink per raffle entrant will be rewarded alongside the 6th Anniversary Memento as part of that grant. So thank you for your patience!  And thank you all for coming together to make this group and site what it is... a personal note from my (mewhaku) heart, I am so thankful for each and every one of you. Truly. ;_; 


 

[Paralogos] - Ginkgo

What a blast to the past! How far we've all come!

 

The Prizes for this Raffle will be the following:

  1. First Place Wins: 1 Free Custom Paralogos Design between levels 1-6 from mewhaku
  2. Second Place Wins: 1 Free Custom Paralogos Design between levels 1-3 from mewhaku
  3. Third Place Wins: 1 Free Shaded Fullbody Character Artwork (Preferably a Paralogos, but can be another feral character or Whiffling) from mewhaku
  4. Fourth Place Wins: The same as third place!
  5. Fifth Place Wins: 1 Free Shaded Headshot Character Artwork from mewhaku
  6. Sixth Place Wins: The same as fifth place!
  7. All other participants: Get 6 Ink for entering the raffle! and All Participants will earn a special Collectible/Memento in honor of the 6th Anniversary. 

You can also claim the collectible/memento to be distributed without entering the raffle, just make sure to mention that in your comment. 

To take a look at the various examples of mewhaku's work, check her DeviantArt Gallery!

How to Earn Tickets

  1. Comment on this post, and state you'd like to enter the raffle! (+1 Ticket)
  2. Mention your favorite memory of your time with the Paralogos species! (If you only recently joined, feel free to share something you're excited about for the species!) (+1 Ticket)
  3. Advertise this raffle in up to 3 locations, with a link to this post! (Up to +3 Tickets)

 

CLOSED!

Spring Whiffling Raffle

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 4 weeks ago by mewhaku

With all of these new and exciting things going on...

It seems some Whifflings have come out of hiding!

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An update, the winners have been rolled!

The following winners will be contacted in order with what Whiffling they'd like to claim!

1 Oboe
2 PromptoBeans
3 monty
4 Andie
5 justlikesoup
6 Shrike

As a special bonus, I will also be gifting 25 Caps each from my personal inventory to the other 3 entrants who did not place, Crab79 , Deyan, and Inkcess

Thank you all for entering!

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They're looking for new places to live, and with the coming of Spring, things are warming up too! Perfect time to explore.

We have 6 Whifflings we're going to raffle off, the raffle will be rolled on the Spring Equinox (March 20th). These Whifflings come pre-designed,  some including additional artwork from their previous owners.

The Whifflings looking for a home are the following:

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Winners will get their order of picks, until all Whifflings have been rehomed. 

How to Earn Tickets

  1. Comment on this post, and state you'd like to enter the raffle! (+1 Ticket)
  2. Mention your favorite smell, whether it be a flower, a memory- a special place, its amazing how scent can make you feel. (+1 Ticket)
  3. Advertise this raffle in up to 3 locations, with a link to this post! (Up to +3 Tickets)
  4. Create an art gift for another member, or draw one of the Whifflings being given away! You can also draw Paralogos character gifts! (Up to +5 Tickets, +1 Ticket per Art Piece - Piece must be worth at least 5 ink or 5 bottlecaps. See Earning Currency page.)
  5. Let us know what you'd like to see next in the Paralogos or Whiffling species, or the site as a whole. This can include any large variety of suggestions, such as species or lore development, features you'd like to see, etc. (+1 Ticket)

 

End Date to Claim Tickets: March 19th, 2021 - 11:59pm EST - See your tickets here!

Caretakers, MYO Whifflings and More!

Posted 4 weeks ago :: Last edited 4 weeks ago by Mouse

Today we've got a big and exciting update for you all!
Not only are we opening Whiffling MYO submissions - we also fully migrated the Caretaker System to the website!
With this, the Paralogos ARPG now 100% functions via worldoflingua.com!

This updated consists of several minor process changes amidst the big additions, so we'll lay it all out in detail in this news post!
If you wish to look up the functionality of a specific feature, consider checking out our extensive User Guide!

 


Whiffling MYO Submissions are now open!


You can now purchase Whiffling MYO Tickets from the new Whiffle Wares shop and submit MYO designs for approval!
To learn more about how the Whiffling MYO Process works, please read the freshly updated MYO Process Guide!

We furthermore added a new Whiffling Design Guide which explains how the Whiffling species works and what kinds of designs are possible!

With this, Whifflings are now fully functional on worldoflingua.com!
However, we're still working on implementing non-essential features such as the Breeding System and achievements, as well as pet magic!
 

 


The Caretaker System has been migrated!


Caretakers can now be registered on-site!
To do so, we've added a new item called a Caretaker ID that can be automatically converted into a Caretaker MYO Slot!
Caretaker IDs can be obtained for free in both the Ink Market and Whiffle Wares shops.

To find out more about the Caretaker MYO Process, please read the freshly updated MYO Process Guide!

We furthermore migrated Caretaker Status Changes as well as Caretaker Co-Ownership Changes to the site, which are both implemented via a new Caretaker Status Changes prompt.
To learn more about Caretaker Statuses and the new processes, please read the updated Caretaker Annex!
 

 


Various Minor Changes


1) Co-Ownership: The way Caretaker co-ownership works has changed from dA times because of the way Lorekeeper organizes ownership information.
Each co-owned Caretaker requires one owner to be the primary owner (the one whose account the Caretaker is on).
What exactly "primary owner" implies and how changing primary ownership works is explained in detail on the updated Caretaker Annex!

2) Companion/Pet MYO item transformations: Companion and Pet MYO items can now be automatically transformed into MYO Slots!
This means that, instead of having to submit the item to a prompt, you can simply select it from your inventory and "open" it to transform it.
The exact functionality of this is explained in the freshly updated MYO Process Guide!

3) Tier 1 Magic: If you add Tier 1 Magic to a Paralogos via your MYO submission, we now ask you to please add the "Tier 1: Neophyte" trait in the "traits" section!
Furthermore, we've clarified in which ways you can give a Paralogos Tier 1 Magic on the Magic Annex!

4) Magic/Wisdom Submissions: We noticed that our User Guide was a little unclear on how magic/wisdom submissions work now, which is why we reworked that passage of the guide.
Specifically, we ask you to provide the tier and exact wording of newly learned magical abilities or for wisdom the specific task answered in the description of your gallery submission.
Going forward, magic/wisdom submissions without this information will be rejected.
 

 


Upcoming


The Spring Whiffling Raffle results will be announced tomorrow!
Furthermore, the Paralogos Anniversary Raffle is still running until March 31st!

Our next priorities include re-implementing the Membership Card discount and creating a fully illustrated Paralogos Design Guide (similar to the new Whiffling Design Guide).
We'll also work on setting up the Whiffling Breeding System and achievements, as well as the Pet Magic System.

We hope you all enjoy where World Of Lingua is headed in 2021 and thank you all for your patience!
As always, if you have any questions at all, feel free to ask us via the Ask Questions Here prompt or on our discord server!

March Spotlight

Posted 1 month ago :: Last edited 1 month ago by Mouse

 

What a month! We've had multiple updates since the previous- 

Whifflings joined the site, we now have a Gallery, and we have an ongoing Whiffling raffle set to end upon the Spring Equinox.

This is also Paralogos' 6th Anniversary this month (March 7th is the official date), so we're looking to accomplish even more this month! Keep your eyes on the News and our ongoing endeavors to also get Whiffling MYO slots up and running with their shop too.

An additional note, member Numbunny has joined our ranks officially as an Official Artist, coming from their position in the older Whifflings group. Please welcome them to the team! They alongside our current team of Assistants and Artists will be working across both species. 

 


The new Monthly Prompt has been released: A Mystery Blossoming

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Going forward Spotlight Members will span picks from either Paralogos and/or Whiffling participation.

The Spotlight member this month is Azelforest !
Thank you for joining this group, especially bringing such energy and vigor to the new addition of the Whifflings species!

Thank you again for making this group a better place.
You will be awarded a membership card:

[Which we are still working on use wise, thank you for your patience.
You can of course claim the Achievement for becoming Spotlight Member!]

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This month #534 Strawberry has taken the winning spot in our poll! They belong to Oboe !

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos through the month of March will get a bonus +3 flat INK

The owner of the Spotlight Paralogos will not gain this additional bonus,
but are still rewarded the normal ink from having someone else draw your owned Paralogos.


Once Whiffling MYO slots are opened, we will also be showcasing a Spotlighted Whiffling character each month. How exciting!

 

Finally... we honor:


This is a collection of some of the wonderful artworks and writing that have been submitted to our group the last month.
Thank you all for your contributions! There were so many wonderful things uploaded this past month! Please view our Gallery for more.

Part of this month's submissions were still on DeviantArt, and we invite you to take a look on that site! We now can use the website's Gallery thumbnails to automatically link to our members' uploaded works on site however. Whiffling art & literature will also be featured here!

 
 

Please visit LogosLibrary to see who is still up for sale in general. We still have Larick up from the recent GA set, and also some Whifflings From Azelforest
For a visual guide, you can visit the Sales Folder on DeviantArt for direct links to adopt sets, and now we also have the Sales page on site too!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of March-
bio-zuzu , Provie , Iron , Inkcess .

Happiest of birthdays to our members celebrating this month! If you haven't signed up yet, please do as you'll get a gift!

Note: Birthday Sign-Ups are now done via Claims.
For more information on how to use this feature, please refer to the User Guide.

Finally, Galleries!

Posted 2 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by Mouse

The Gallery is finally here! The time of having to submit art via dA has found an end!
This also means that you can now earn Bottlecaps for Whiffling artwork!

From now on, every member who is registered to worldoflingua.com has to upload their art to the gallery in order to earn the respective currencies for both themselves and potential receivers of their art!
Meaning, if you f.e. draw gift art for another member, you will upload the piece and both of you will receive the earned currency automatically - no need for the receiver to also submit it anymore!

If you receive art from off-site artists, please submit it to the Off-Site Currency Rewards prompt the way we previously had you submit every piece.
Note that this is only for art made by artists who are not registered to worldoflingua.com!

For detailed information regarding how the new features work, please refer to the User Guide!

 


How to submit art/writing to the gallery

 

  1. Go to the gallery and select the folder that your art belongs into.
  2. Click on the “+ submit” button.
  3. Upload the art file and/or paste the text in the “text” section.
  4. Add a title (& optionally, a description for the piece).
  5. Add all the displayed characters in the “characters” section via their character codes (f.e. PARA-01-Ginkgo or WHIFF-100-Ginkgo).
  6. Select the exact type of art in the “Group Currency Awards” section (f.e. “Digital Art / Clean Lines / Full Body / Colored / Shading” for a shaded digital fullbody artwork).
  7. If you’ve drawn at least one (1) character for someone else: add their website username(s) in the “other participants” section & specify their role(s) (f.e. “gift for”).
  8. If the piece was a collaboration: add your collaborator(s) in the “collaborators” section & specify their role(s) (f.e. “lineart” or “colors and shading”)

 

 


Magic / Wisdom / Monthly Prompt Submissions


You will still have to submit your art to the Magic Progression / Wisdom Tasks / Monthly Prompt prompt after uploading it to the gallery in order to get your bonus Ink rewards and/or get your magic/wisdom officially added/approved.
You now have to use the link to the gallery submission instead of a dA link in the URL section.

 


Thank you all for your patience!
This is not a full release of Lorekeeper 2.0.0 and we hope to see continued updates and improvements for the site! We are still working on the Whiffling Design Guide, so Whiffling MYOs are not live just yet. We are looking towards opening the Whiffling Store now that bottlecaps can be earned, so stay tuned! You'll be able to buy Whiffling MYO slots and all sorts of goodies through the Store. We are so excited to finally have the Gallery feature on site!

If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask on our discord server, via our Ask Questions Here prompt or in the comments below!

Whiffling Log Transfers

Posted 2 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by Mouse

Hello all!
As part of our ongoing Whiffling integration on site, we are happy to announce that we have uploaded a wonderful assortment of items alongside the Whiffling currency, known as Bottlecaps (Caps for short!). Whifflings are known to collect these and other small objects as currency amongst themselves, and they do help to clean up many areas this way. They make many sorts of concoctions and potions that change their appearances as well.

We welcome you all to grab 1x Free Whifflebag from the Welcome Shop as an introduction to their system!

 


We already transferred the items/currencies from Whiffling Logs of all users that are registered on this site.
Users not currently registered on site are able to submit their Whiffling Log to the new Record / Log Transfers prompt! (this also doubles as the new place for Paralogos members to transfer their Library Records!)

Whiffling Achievements from the older system will not be implemented as of yet, but we are making a list of who has earned what while doing item/currency transfers and will add them officially when the achievement system goes live.

 


This is the first step of many on our path of moving all Whiffling ARPG features on-site.
We intend on implementing earning currency for Whiffling art submissions, MYO submissions and the Whiffling Item Shop next!

Thank you all for your patience!

An Addition to WoL

Posted 2 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by Mouse

As many of you may or may not be aware, the Paralogos group is entering its 7th year of existence.

Our anniversary is March 7th!

Ahead of this, while we still await certain Lorekeeper updates for additions such as galleries, we can announce something quite exciting for all of us here at World of Lingua, and that is the formal addition of the Whifflings closed species as a character type to join Paralogos in the World of Lingua.

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This does come with many shifts and changes to the Whifflings species, however no existing designs are invalidated or changed. Mostly rarity shifts, and different scent-theme categories.

This also does not change any pre-existing Paralogos lore, or Paralogos characters. Whifflings are known to interact with Paralogos, and can also have Caretakers (in a future addition!) but they have their own stories.

Over the next month, you’ll see Whifflings join our Masterlist, and their Companions also becoming interconnected to Paralogos Companions and their lore over time, they’ll fit into the world nicely!
None of the Whifflings ARPG aspects will be brought over to the site yet, this is still in the set up phase.


We thought this may be an exciting update ahead of our anniversary, and hope you will enjoy discovering them in this new World!

Stay tuned for further information as always, and not to worry, Paralogos ongoing updates and projects are still the priority.
This set-up is mainly happening while we wait on certain aspects to get updated on our site’s backend.

February Spotlight

Posted 2 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by mewhaku

 

Just a quick note here that we added a more concrete definition for complex backgrounds to the Earning Ink page.
(Our guidelines didn't change, we just wanted to be more clear on what a "scenery" entails!)

Also! We've got some more lore for you that'll be released sometime this week, so look out for that!

EDIT: We finished a bit sooner than we expected! Please enjoy reading Chapter 9: Magic Control.

Furthermore, we are still awaiting the arrival of Lorekeeper 2.0.0 before we add features like Galleries and similar. Thank you for your patience!

 


The new Monthly Prompt has been released: Fortune and Friendship

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The Spotlight member this month is Samm !
Thank you for joining this group, we've loved seeing your work on Toyhouse and similar sketches and works!

Thank you again for making this group a better place.
You will be awarded a membership card:

[Which we are still working on use wise, thank you for your patience.
You can of course claim the Achievement for becoming Spotlight Member!]

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This month #517 Red-Handed has taken the winning spot in our poll! They belong to Howee !

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Members who draw or write about this Paralogos through the month of February will get a bonus +3 flat INK

The owner of the Spotlight Paralogos will not gain this additional bonus,
but are still rewarded the normal ink from having someone else draw your owned Paralogos.

 

Finally... we honor:


This is a collection of some of the wonderful artworks and writing that have been submitted to our group the last month.
Thank you all for your contributions! There were so many wonderful things uploaded this past month! Please view our Gallery for more.

[Deviantart obviously does not give us thumbnails for our website posts-
so we will be showcasing at most 10 images a month that should be linked to the original uploads. Literature will be linked to as well.]

[Trade] So Many Friends. Paralogos YCH trade

Crime Time!xLooking Forward

.Mizzle Magic Progression

.Prism Daily Wisdom. Paralogos: Peach Pitt

Wolpertinger. [Collab] Toes Cheez Mac

 

.Interstellar

 

 
 

Please visit LogosLibrary to see who is still up for sale in general.
For a visual guide, you can visit the Sales Folder on DeviantArt for direct links to adopt sets, and now we also have the Sales page on site too!

 


And finally, we'd like to make special mention of the birthdays this coming month of February-
DeyanPhoenixfromthefireKinbrmon , Peaches99 

Happiest of birthdays to our members celebrating this month! If you haven't signed up yet, please do as you'll get a gift!

Note: Birthday Sign-Ups are now done via Claims.
For more information on how to use this feature, please refer to the User Guide.

2020 Victory Raffle

Posted 3 months ago :: Last edited 3 months ago by mewhaku

Updates at the bottom of the post!

As you finish your celebrations as this harrowed year ends- you hear a burning or whistling sound... crackling and suddenly, a crash.

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"HA! You guys thought you all had it made huh? That you could just assume Victory... over 2020."
"Well I'm the victor here! You'll have to get past me first!"

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"I'm Victory! And you better know that you'll have to finish my challenge before you can just waltz into 2021."

 

"I challenge you all to a raffle... and we'll see who the true holder of Victory is."

 

 

 

A Paralogos has challenged you to enter a special raffle, for celebrating or, in their words, claiming victory over the last year. And it looks like it may lead you to them lending you their aid as well in the future perhaps- maybe some other prizes as well?

You can enter Victory's raffle by commenting on this news post below- tell us one Victory you had in 2020!
This doesn't have to be something major, just something you're glad you accomplished or continued doing!

"I think you may be a little dismayed if you don't indulge me here a bit..." the Paralogos snickers.
You wonder what they mean.

It appears Victory has rolled out some results-

Seems that one of you has somehow triumphed here... I guess I'll have to investigate you further Deyan. I have a few things for 4sparkles, Inkcess, and Numbunny too. Smell ya' later!