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virtual pet site, aywas

Aywas is a collectible pet site for older teens and adults. Adopt as many pets as you want, and explore the seven regions of Ay for wild pets to capture and add to your collection. We are a submission-based virtual pet website, so you can color pets, create items, and create Human Avatar clothes for everyone else to enjoy. We offer battling, breeding, mini-games, an active forum, and the ability to create your own custom aywas. Color the adoptable bases, and even edit them to look more like your characters. The possibilities are endless!

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Dress up your own human avatar with hundreds of different clothes. You can even design your own!

Collect over 1,000 different pets that you can battle and capture in nine different lands!

Design a custom pet, colored and/or edited to look like your characters -- or anything you want!

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ebn8.png Welcome to the fabulous month of February! Though February is a few days short of the other months, we'll make sure it's packed with goodies. :3 Let's kick off this lovey-dovey time of year with some GP Shop pets that are eager to cuddle with you! pawrockgold.pngpawrockgold.pngpawrockgold.png
pawrockgold.pngpawrockgold.pngpawrockgold.png Along with some BP Shop snugglers who will stay by you throughout all of your movie/TV binge-watching! pawrockblue.pngpawrockblue.pngpawrockblue.png
pawrockblue.pngpawrockblue.pngpawrockblue.png If you colored one of these awesome pets, please contact Kyu (#1010) for your payment! Make sure to include your PayPal address if you are opting for the USD option. We will also be collecting pet PSDs directly from the thread, so you no longer have to send them in. However, please make sure you keep the links active for two weeks (at least until mid-February) so we have time to snag 'em for science!
magic_essenceoffebruary2015.png The Essence of February 2015 was created in honor of grapefruit month! Using this potion on your active pet will randomly change it into one of the colors above. Try a swig of this sweet juice and see what you get! As you also might've guessed by now, our overarching theme for the monthly essences this year is food. :3 The premium monthly item is in transit with a bundle of love letters, so I will let you know as soon as it arrives. I think you guys will like it. *u* lunaris_rowan.png

Have a party, it's your birthday! We are on our twelvth Lunaris in the celtic tree zodiac series. The Rowan Lunaris is currently reigning over the skies through February 17th, then a new birthday feline will take over! Don't forget to check out the birthday link to claim your gift from Aywas on your big day! Need to change your birthday? Click here!

The new monthly contests have been announced! March Monthly Pets - BP Shop: Enter March Monthly Pets - GP Shop: Enter March Monthly Customs Theme: Awards Night Good luck with your entries! magic_novacustomcrystal.pngmagic_novacustomorb.png The Nova custom creators are still in the GP/BP shops this month but will migrate to the Premium Outlet for March, and then back to their respective GP/BP shops for the subsequent two months. clothing_cybergoggles.pngcollectable_raygun.pngcollectable_x-raygoggles.png
Coding Corner A monthly update from behind the scenes. Check out the "Skills and Scarls" update below to read about what we've been working on! We will also be kicking off our annual Love Letter event soon, so keep an eye out for that. *wink* magic_jeweledcrystal.png The Jeweled Crystal has all of its new bases for the month! Click here to get the PSDs. FebJewel_Common1.pngFebJewel_Common2.pngFebJewel_Common3.pngFebJewel_Common4.pngFebJewel_Common5.png

magic_jeweledhybridcrystal.png The Hybrid Jeweled Crystal has as well! Click here to get the PSDs. FebJewel_Hybrid1.pngFebJewel_Hybrid2.pngFebJewel_Hybrid3.png Hope you guys enjoy them! loveletter.pngcollectable_lovegrambox.pngloveletter.png

Love Letters: Coming soon to a lair near you! If you have any Love Letters hanging around from previous years, DO NOT attempt to use them yet. There will be an announcement when it's safe to bombard one another with our favorite red and pink envelopes! And if you have no idea what I'm talking about because this is your first Valentine's Day with us, stay tuned! With lots of platonic love, as always, - Eri
The winning HA sets have been placed into their respective shops! Last month earned the following: GP Set: 237 GP per artist BP Set: 69,200,000 BP per artist Premium Set: 3,154 PP per artist Want in on the action? Well, phase one - the basing contest - is open and waiting for entries! Head here to submit your design. Fingers crossed you can all squeeze this month in between all the spooky going ons! This Month's Schedule: Basing Thread: February 1st Basing Vote: February 8th Colouring Thread: February 10th Colouring Vote: February 26th Release: March 1st
Skills and Scarls Starting February off, we have a number of new things for you to enjoy, including a new species obtained in a unique way through Adventure. The Scarl is a pet you've seen before - there was a call for PSD files for it during the last weeks of January. It is a rare pet that is made with an item called a Mermaid's Purse. This custom item allows you to make a 50% edited Scarl. But, it's different from other custom makers. Mermaid's Purse is account bound, which means it cannot be sold, traded, or given away (though the pet made from it can be). You can also only have one on your account at a time, which means you need to make a Scarl before you obtain another Mermaid's Purse. Mermaid's Purse are obtained through the "Hidden Item" hook of Adventure - you've probably seen it before, it goes like this: If you come across a hidden item and obtain it, there's a small chance you'll get the custom making item along with it. But remember, if you already have one, you can't get another one until you use it! Each pet is naturally born with a skill depending on its genus, and all pets have at least one natural skill. However, now you can obtain items to give your pets additional hidden item skills! You can either buy the skill items at the Explore Shop for 6,500,000 BP each, or you can pick up a pack of four skills in the USD Shop for $15.00, depending on your preference. Pets with all four hidden item skills will be able to pick up any hidden item they see, and will have a much higher chance of obtaining a Mermaid's Purse because you must successfully pick up the hidden item to have a chance at the custom maker. The Edit Repository is what we are rolling out along with the Scarl release. This is a feature where artists can upload their FREE USE PSDs for custom pets (the only rule is that the PSD needs to be free. Any other rules can be indicated by the artist in the comments of the submission). Other users can download the PSDs, color them, and submit them to the custom queue. Folks who were hired to create Scarl PSDs: please upload the designs you made to this new feature now. Other users will be able to enjoy them and start on submitting their Scarls right away. All designs paid for during that period will be automatically ruled Blue if not further edited by the player. The repository will have a queue that is managed by multiple edit check trainees. They will mark whether a PSD is bronze, blue, gold, or silver for reference. When you turn in a repository custom pet that has not been edited further, indicate on your custom notes if the pet was ruled in the repository as that crystal to speed your service. (Please note that the customs department reserves the right to adjust the "color" of a repository PSD if a mistake is made, as these are our trainees.) The repository is a neat feature that allows you to tag your PSDs with themes, and search by the themes, crystal color, and by pet genus. Last (and admittedly forgotten), the experience gained per monster battle has been bumped up to about double what it was before. This month staff is going to be looking into the EXP curve of leveling and battling to make it more reasonable and fun to play. We regret to inform you that the adventure recoders have dropped their project, so we will be working with adventure as it is. We hope you enjoy the updates and look forward to the big February posts coming up later today and tomorrow!
kaba_happytoy.png This cheerful Kaba is super excited that now when you do a quick search for a pet, the Location Details are displaying the correct information! If you're not sure what I mean, take the Sea Wave Chromo for example. Though the "Locations Found" and "Location Details" in the normal Aywapedia view have always matched up, when you viewed the pet from the quick search, the details would say "Desert." Basically, the quick view would add a +1 to all of the linked locations, resulting in some confusion, which has now been remedied. :3 chromo_seawave.png
Woohoo! Tip: Don't use the quick search often? Try it out! It's really useful for finding pets if you're a collector of a certain type, since you can search for words like "rainbow," "dragon," or--in my case this afternoon--"happy"! - Eri
I'm here with a few end-of-the-month reminders for you! Just a quick note that our monthly contests will be closing up soon! February Monthly Pets - BP Shop: Enter February Monthly Pets - GP Shop: Enter February Monthly Customs Theme: Kites These contests are open through 11:59 p.m. Good luck! - Eri

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Here are the newest official colors! We add new ones all the time!