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HA Contest Continues!
After another close competition we finally have our winner:
To enter the next part of the contest and colour in the Stag base, head over here to learn more!
Posted by Eveglori (#2775) on Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:20pm
The art gallery has been judged!
The theme was Item Hoarder and we received entries that show the struggle is real!
Here are our featured winners:
The current theme is Accidents Happen!
Any medium is acceptable, just be sure to keep it Aywas-related as usual.
Official Aywas stock is not permitted for this theme.
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:20pm
Pet accepting has been completed for the original Halloween 2015 Pet Submissions!
If you were one of the many who didn't finish your submissions in time--you've got another shot.
The Halloween Pet Submissions - Quick Draw Extension has just opened! Same rules/prizes as the original thread, and the deadline is October 15th at 11:59 p.m. Best of luck!
Round 1 of the Haunted Lake Background Contest is closing in just about 24 hours, October 11th at 11:59 p.m., so get those submissions in! Loving the entries so far. n_n
What's your favorite spooky/fall/October site pet (from this year or any previous year)?
Comment on this news post to tell us!
I might just randomly pick someone from the comments to win a Glittering Slab sometime on Monday. *wink*
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:48pm
HA Basing - Vote!
Please select your vote.
Colouring will begin Monday 12th =)
Posted by Eveglori (#2775) on Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:16pm
Free Monthly Custom Game!
It's time to give away nine free customs designed during September under the theme of Robots!
To play the free custom game, please include the phrase "CUSTOM #__" in your news comment. For example, if you want Custom 1, please comment "CUSTOM #1."
Don't lose out on a chance to win one of these customs by voting incorrectly!
Custom One = bad.
Custom1 = bad.
Custom#1 = bad.
Custom #1 = good!
I love custom #1! = good!
Here we go!
Please contact Kyu (#1010) for your prize if you designed one of these customs!
If one of your creations didn't make it in, we highly suggest entering it as a site pet submission here if you don't want to sell/keep it. :)
You have until October 13th at 11:59 p.m. to get your vote in!
One vote per account.
Want to see one of YOUR creations featured in the monthly free custom game?
Enter your submission for November here! The theme is Edible.
(Please also remember to ensure your submissions follow standard custom/pet rules.)
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:45pm
"Did you really think I'd have a present for you every day this month? Ha!"
Actually, that was most certainly the plan. There was a little hiccup with the calendar for today, but rest assured the prizes will begin appearing tomorrow once again, and we'll do an extra item in November to make up for today. :3
More news posts heading your way in the next few hours, so be alert! 8D
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:20pm
HBC Breedings: Predicts, Painted Bottles
Given the previous HBC change, we have encountered a small problem. There are tons of HBC breedings in queue with user predictions, and we can't easily tell which are waiting for site babies and which wanted a predict-only breeding.
As such, we've made a spiffy little thread.
If you have a predict-only HBC breeding that is ready to be reviewed, please follow the instructions in that thread and post so we know to look it over!
And while on the topic of HBCs...
I bet you guys can guess what we're going to say here!
That's right, we're making Painted Bottles HBC compatible! :D
However if you use a Painted Bottle on a HBC breeding, you must attach both .PSDs for the parents to the breeding. If you do not attach both .PSD files, your breeding will be refunded.
Posted by Kyu & Mauri (#1010) on Fri Oct 9, 2015 1:22pm
No tricks this time, only treats!
The Fox Pen allows you to add an additional 10% edits to a Faux custom. It can only be used once on a custom, and it's a great way to make your custom a little more unique from the rest of the ones in the set it came from.
It stocks in the BP Shop for 3,000,000 BP. Be sure to check out the Knowledge Base before use!
Posted by JAK (#15) on Thu Oct 8, 2015 11:43am
Trivia & Weekly Raffle
This week's raffle winner is:
The Glorious Goat (#738)
Who had 22 crystals out of 10699 total and won an Evil Breeding Coin!
Next week's winner will receive...
An Alidae Egg!
Set a reminder to snag those crystals!
The trivia has been updated!
Last week's questions and answers revealed!
What genus could be called a "sentient bread"?
What is the Art Gallery theme starting October 18th?
In which year was the Essence of October made of Opals?
In a standard breeding between two common pets using a Breeding Coin, how many offspring do you get?
50% 1 or 2
Which of the following "bone" items is actually a plant?
All of the following items are "Unknown" except...
Which DNA item was the first that allowed you to involve a third parent in the magical breeding process?
You'll think you're one of the gods after having a shot of this.
They are souls of those who were lost at sea.
What genus is used in the coloring tutorial?
How many questions will you get correct this week?
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Wed Oct 7, 2015 9:33pm
Something spoopy is in the water!
"Aren't you bored with that silly little Pumpkin Patch that Rowan has been obnoxiously flying around yet?" Minerva paused, flicking her tail in a twinge of what might've been a rare fleck of jealousy. "Speaking of boredom, I was a little tired of conjuring up trees and dirt paths and thought you all might enjoy a little change of scenery." Her ominous laughter seemed to suggest that she recognized how comfortable the pets had become in the forest, and she was only comfortable when others were on edge.
Turning toward the shadows with a wink, Minerva waved a single gloved hand in the air, beckoning her troops of Griffins to emerge before disappearing in a spiral of darkness herself. With red eyes piercing, the feathered beasts took to the skies, leaving behind a trail of feathers that led to an eerily quiet beach...
Introducing the Haunted Lake!
You might be puzzling to yourself, wondering why a supposedly spooky area has a cartoon feel. I'd be happy to answer that. :3
In October, as each week passes, the intensity of the season's magic grows with the opening of more features.
Wouldn't it be cool if we could "see" evidence of the magic taking hold?
That's where the Haunted Lake background comes in! Through a series of background art contests, we are giving you the opportunity to illustrate this magic phenomenon.
Essentially, each week a new background image will be uploaded--with more detail and perhaps even different features from the last--though the essence of the Haunted Lake (beach, water, sky) will remain. If this intrigues you, please consider entering!
--* Round 1 is now open here! *--
Best of luck! :3
You will find 20 pets--including the 6 above--in your Haunted Lake travels, but rest assured that we will be adding many, many more!
Note: I have gotten a few requests for extensions on Halloween pet submissions, so keep an eye out for a new thread for all you stragglers. ;) I'm not quite done accepting pets from the initial thread, but I will let you know as soon as I finish.
The pumpkins that we all have such a strong love/hate relationship with have returned!
Both pumpkins can be found in the Haunted Lake area, but you know we can't make them too terribly easy to amass.
If this is your first October on Aywas, you're probably wondering why these two pumpkins elicit such strong emotions from us, and why anyone would want a large hoard of them, right? Let me explain:
The above items (Melo Pumpkin and Halloween Pumpkin) will be used as exchange currency in our Seasonal Shop that will open at the end of the month.
When the shop doors open, you will find some items priced in Melo Pumpkins, but most will be priced in Halloween Pumpkins. However, we do offer an exchange option so that you can trade in your MPs for HPs (example: 5 Melo Pumpkins = 1 Halloween Pumpkin). The official trade-in rate has not yet been decided.
You will also encounter 10 collectable items during your stay on the beach, including the 4 above.
Hold onto these, for they are more than holiday souvenirs. Not only will we be opening up a special Museum Collection for them when our curator is ready, but they will also come in handy later in the month as the magic intensifies!
Have fun out there, and be careful when talking to strangers!
(As a new area, the Haunted Lake has a few quirks that we're working out, including a silly trivia bug. Things should smooth out in the next few days. <3)
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Mon Oct 5, 2015 11:10pm