Velkacis is a virtual world in which a member uses an avatar, or pose, to roam a variety of locations. This is a place to hang out, have fun, meet new people, and chill with friends. Artists are capable of creating, uploading, and even selling their own original artwork.
Velkacis requires an invitation to join, however there are no specific requirements to receive one. We use an invitation system mostly to monitor who is accessing our site more carefully and prevent troublemakers from evading bans. If you would like to request an invitation, go here.
You can use the chat directly on your web browser, there are no downloads required whatsoever. To enter a room, simply login with your Chatlands account and you will be taken to the map, then you can click any location on the map you would like to visit. If you click on the Portal, you will see a list of all of our locations and a list of users who are online. Your speech will appear in an on-screen text log as well as in a small speech bubble above your avatar's head.
Unlike with a text-only chat, there's a unique visual element: you control an image of your character (called "avatar") on a background scenery. You can interact with other online users by chatting or clicking on their avatar to perform actions. If you click your own avatar, you can change poses to be sleeping, sitting, walking, pouncing, and more.
Velkacis will always be free, however subscriptions grant you access and benefit you to use other features such as different species, access to the pose uploader, friend lists, and away messages. In the circumstance that servers are overcrowded with 200 users or more, subscribed accounts are given priority over free accounts, and free accounts may be unable to login until there are less people online. Please be aware that accounts will be removed after 30 days of activity if they do not have at least 1.00Δ delta in them.
A subscription is an upgrade to your account which gives you access to bonus features. You can change your level of subscription under "Account" -> "My Subscription" on the map. In order to pay for a subscription, you must first purchase deltas. For a more in-depth explanation of our subscription levels, visit our Subscription FAQ.
One delta (1.00Δ) is equal to one US dollar ($1.00). Deltas can be earned using two options; you may perform art related jobs such as creating poses for other users, or purchase them from "Account" -> "Buy Deltas" on the map. For the time being, Paypal is required purchase Velkacis currency. For a more information about deltas, visit our Delta FAQ.
Uploading your own art requires a subscription, but does not guarantee that you will have your artwork accepted and let on the site. To upload your own art, first make sure your subscription level allows it, then go to "Entrance" -> "Poses, Rooms, & Objects" on the map. For clarification on the uploading process and requirements, visit our Art FAQ.
Velkacis is not technically a game, though it is treated similarly through the use of its poses and locations. It is more of a chat than anything else with the addition of having artistic liberty in your appearance.
Users are allowed to RP as long as it is kept among the willing. Pestering other users about mates, packs, clans, families, etc is not the ideal form of role-play here at Velkacis and is deemed a bother to most users. It is however, not against the rules unless it continues when asked to stop.
On Chatlands, a profile is sometimes also referred to as a "Sniff." To view someones sniff, you can select "Account" -> "View Profiles" on the map, or you may click someone in the same room as you to view their profile in a popup window. You can also use the !sniff command by typing "!sniff username" into your chat bar (without the quotes).
You can edit your sniff by selecting "Account" -> "Edit Profile" on the map. You can use the !sniff command to view your own work. Changing certain things, such as your email and username, require an email verification before they will go through, this is to prevent anybody from wrongfully altering your personal info.
If you are having a problem on the chat, use the report button underneath the chat bar to view a list of staff members online, then click their name to send them a private message (also called "whispering") and they will do their best to assist you. If there are no staff members online, you may open a Problem Ticket, or try posting on the forums. Some common problems and solutions are already listed on the forum, so be sure to read through them before submitting a problem.
Members of our staff (sometimes referred to as "administrators"/"admins" or "moderators") are volunteers that help regulate the chat to keep it enjoyable and safe for everyone. They have the ability to remove users from rooms, place suspensions on accounts, and take other action in order to do so. You can determine their rank by the colour of their name or by clicking on their avatar, clicking "sniff," and scrolling to the bottom of their profile. To learn more about how our staff is run, visit this page.
We realize that many users want to help and we are very appreciative, however becoming a member of our staff is a highly selective process. We may open applications or nominations at some point in time, or even just approach a user directly, however this is done at our discretion and users should not expect to become a staff member simply because they pursue it.
If for any reason you wish to close your account, you may do so by selecting "Account" -> "Close my Account" on the map. This requires an email verification to prevent unauthorized deletion but the changes take effect immediately.