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Staff Update: Breeding Admin
A lot of you may have seen me working with different areas of the site through the years. I started off small doing PSD Fetch, then moved my way up to working on Crystal Check, accepting predictions, and even getting Breeding Mistakes mostly caught up (I'm still working on a few babies, but for the most part everything is how it should be as far as the mistakes threads are concerned!).
I'm here to announce that I have been given the opportunity to become the new breeding admin. I have gotten some fantastic notes and guidance from Mauri and Kyu and am eternally thankful to them for making this such a (hopefully!) smooth transition for me!
As such, any concerns with breedings such as breeding artist applications, questions about breedings, issues with breedings, refunds, etc. can be addressed to me here at #3988 from here on out!
As far as the immediate future goes, tonight I will be working on PMing all current artists with information they may need from me and getting any needed information from them! Looking towards the next few days/weeks/months ahead I am hoping to make some tweaks to payments and add a new form of payment for breeding artists, hire more artists for almost every team (artists, start your engines!), get some helpers trained and in place for the different queues, and bring some people on to fill some needed positions (such as the PSD fetch threads).
I am very excited to have this opportunity and I have a lot of exciting ideas that I hope will get the queues going and keep them running smoothly!
(and for anyone worried about Riri, don't worry they are safe and sound over at #48591 with the fantastic Kayla-La :D)
Posted by Kita (#3988) on Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:38pm
Times may change but radioactivity lasts forever..
Mauri is building a house out of RBCs and even though Kyu keeps trying to explain why such a house would not be good to live in, Mauri is convinced it will be an extravagant retirement home.
Seven and a half years is a long time and it’s been a wild ride. We’ve been together through everything, despite starting out on separate accounts. From users to moderators after just a few months, to breeding assistants a little over a year later, and finally to breeding admins for the last year and a half. Worry not, we're not splitting up. Even radioactivity cannot pry us apart.
Unfortunately, however, we are retiring from Aywas Staff far sooner than we ever expected to.
We’ve made a lot of good memories and enjoyed a lot of fun times, but as they say, all good things must come to an end. Except radioactivity, of course. I mean if we’re getting into technicalities that also has a “time limit” but we don’t really need to get into that. The important thing, to us, is that we took our obsession for all things crazy and odd, stamped it into the core of Aywas, and will be able to see the radioactive juices flow for years to come.
Oh, and of course all that other stuff we worked on. We still can’t thank Yasu enough for working so well with us to upgrade the Standing Stones, Item Database, and artist breeding panel which we hope continue to help users and artists alike for a long time to come.
Staff are still sorting some stuff regarding the Breeding Admin position, so for the time being any breeding artist applications, questions about breedings, issues with breedings, refunds, etc. should be addressed to Kaiyo (#489).
Also, any breeding related e-mail correspondence from now on should go to the following email:
We’ve forwarded any e-mails that were already sent in to our e-mail address and compiled a lot of information that we hope can aid the other staff members in proceeding with this transition with as little turbulence as possible.
♥ Thanks to everyone that’s made this journey so worthwhile. ♥
Our shoes may be made for walking, but we won’t be walking very far. While we are leaving Aywas staff we’re certainly not leaving Aywas. We’ve already told our former teams that they can contact us for anything and this goes for users too. We won’t be able to assist users or artists in an official capacity, but we’ll try to be of help however we can, whenever we can.
One last thing before we go, aside from Slash we were the “oldest” staff members left on the team, but we’ll be passing our walkers and reading glasses down to Eveglori as we radiate off into the sunset to join Eri in retirement.
With all our love,
Kyu & Mauri
Posted by Kyu & Mauri (#1010) on Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:12pm
April Showers Bring... Sales!
It is sale time~
We haven't had a sale in a bit, and with Mayday around the corner we're really feeling it! So we thought to do a bit of an end of April Sale! First up is an item that actually should have been in the USD Shop to begin with...
The Speedy Breeding Ticket! I have no idea how this one got out of the USD Shop, but I am shoving it back in and giving it a temporary price drop. Remember, when you use this item on your breeding it bumps it up to the front of the queue!
The Premium Grab Bag has been updated with the Alchemy Kit and can be found in the shop for it's normal price. The Grab Bag has a chance to give you 1 of the good retired Premium Items with the broken stuff having been removed. Alongside it we are adding in the Mystery Egg! We have had a lot of requests to put them back in for sale, so now is your chance! The Mystery Egg has a chance of giving you any level of edits(excluding Silver) for any species (excluding Xaoc)! The Mini Fridge is also making an appearance, this is a regenerating item that gives you 1-3 Alcoholic Beverages!
We also have reduced the price on these items!
And that's not all! For every $6 spent in one purchase, you get a free Petals of Prizes scratchcard!
This sale will last until April 30th at 11:59pm
Posted by 🎁❄Kaiyo❄⛄ (#489) on Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:28pm
Download your BF PSDs!
Quick note! I have had a lot of artists message me worried, the Mayday deadline is May 25th at 11:59pm we're only in April guys! You have plenty of time <3
Happy Monday everyone! This is your 48 hour warning to download all of your Black Friday PSDs before they are cleared out! Go here to see which ones you have!
Make sure that you attach them to your pets, as the site does not automatically do that and it'll help quite a bit if you ever decide to breed your pet! We are already getting quite a few really nice submissions for the upcoming Mayday sale, so we want to get them uploaded soon so everyone can see them!
I also would like to address your attention to the newest contest thread, Stickers! Stickers! Stickers!
We've had requests for RL merchandise but things like plushies are really out of our price range right now, so it was suggested to do stickers! Who doesn't like stickers? :D
While we could get the site artist to design one or two, we thought that everyone would enjoy a community effort, so we are opening up submissions for them. We will choose the top designs (the amount will vary based on how many submissions we have), and then put them in a poll to decide which one gets made!
This doesn't mean only one will be made though, we will most likely do several different stickers. Once they are created they will come free with purchases of certain amounts and will be able to be mailed internationally as well.
We'll keep this contest open until next Monday, May 1st at 11:59pm.
Please make sure you read the rules!
I also am happy to announce that Delicious Eggnogs and Blind Dates are now Predict Friendly! They will both have a GP kickback.
We have also added the Prediction Cap information to our newly formed Prediction Cap KB Article!
Speaking of which: due to the changes in payments now that we have our awesome GP teams, we will be reevaluating the prediction cap prices. We will update you as soon as the numbers are finalized!
Forgot to mention we have this shaded now! :D Yay Oët's!
Please make sure to check out the monthly customs below!
Posted by 🎁❄Kaiyo❄⛄ (#489) on Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:56pm
Monthly Customs Game
It's time to give away nine free customs designed during February under the theme of Green!
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!
1 ................................................ 2 ................................................ 3
4 ................................................ 5 ................................................ 6
7 ................................................ 8 ................................................ 9
Please contact Kousei (#25044) for your prize if you designed one of these customs!
You have until May 7th at 11:59 PM AST to get your vote in!
Don't forget to check out the news post below to see last contest's winners!
Posted by Kousei (#25044) on Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:15pm
Monthly Customs Game
'· .¸¸.·´'· .¸¸.·´ [[ The w i n n e r s' edition! ]] '· .¸¸.·´'· .¸¸.·´
Mad Hatter (#10278) ............................................... Austria*~ (#40411) ............................................... SunflowerLily (#61059)
Congratulations to all of our winners!
I will be sending out your customs momentarily.
Posted by Kousei (#25044) on Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:13pm
T4T: Another Small Touch of Easter
This lovely pair of earrings are the perfect finishing touch to your Easter or Spring outfit!
They can be found in Trash for Treasure until April 29th 11:59pm (the same time as the rest of the Easter festivities end (see below!))
Posted by Eve (#2775) on Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:26am
Easter Time, Egg-celent!
Hoppy Wednesday to you all (and Thursday to some!)
The Seasonal Shop has gotten some bun-tastic items waiting for you to collect!
I won't bore you with what is what - you can all read, and what you're really interested in is that mysterious new breeding add-on...
This glorious dye pack will get your artist to colour your pet in a whole new pastel palette, and it's compatible with all non-painted coins (except Derp, RBC and EBC).
Where do you get it?
Well, in the Seasonal Shop there are some individual dyes - you take those to the Alchemy game, combine them with some other ingredients, and cook yourself a nice new add-on!
The dye items will be stocked permanently in another store when this one closes up - but they might not be the same price... so stock up while you can!
Last, but not least, the Easter Painter!
It is now up and running and ready for you to mix up some gorgeous new pets.
Hover over each dye to see how many you need - they're still available in Adventure, so don't worry if you're not quite there yet!
All the festivities will end on April 29th 11:59pm
Posted by Eve (#2775) on Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:50pm
More MayDay fun!
Good evening folks! I'm here with some short May Day updates! First up is the shiny new Metal Exotic Egg! This egg can be found in the USD shop for $25 however since it is the grand unveiling we are reducing the price to $20 until April 21st at 11:59 pm!
Now most of you are probably going "Kaiyo what the heck is an Exotic pet??" Well! The genus page is kind of a cluster when you get to the rares so we are going to work on adjusting that a bit, which will involve moving our USD species into the "Exotic" category! At this point those pets are Teos and Oëts! Snoodle and Faux are considered Semi-Exotic so they will be moved into that category as well with a small note about it.
Speaking of Oët I am guessing that you all would like to see it~ Well all I have is it's naked lines!
The Oët is super special because it already comes with an Alternate Lineart! The Flightless form is it's default form, but either one can be made with the Metal Exotic Egg or through the May Day sale!
With breeding, the Oët is rather unique! Since the alts are technically the same lines you can breed normal to alt without predictions! Obviously the pet must still follow the coins rules, so a metal coin will not allow you to breed Flightless with Winged.
This species is now available for the May Day artists to edit, so hit me up with your sketches if your interested! Please remember the requests from the Original May Day Thread
The Oët has already been handed off to our awesome shading artist, so we will get the based ones in there shortly, but I wanted our artists to be able to start working on them ASAP since we know you all reshade the base anyways ;D
Update: The 400x400 PSD was added to the pets page, sorry for forgetting it!
Posted by 🎁❄Kaiyo❄⛄ (#489) on Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:08pm
Fancy Custom Breedabiltiy and a Teo Announcement
When the Fancy Rock Custom Crystal and Wand were made they were accidentally set to produce unbreedable customs. Sadly this was only noticed today so a number of customs have already been made with these items.
The items have had their options changed so that this will not happen in future.
If you have a custom made with either item, please PM me with the pet's ID so I can fix them to be breedable, as they were intended to be.
We apologise profusely for this error and any inconveniences it has caused.
There seems to have been some confusing regarding the 75% teo slots that are available to this year's MayDay artists.
Please be advised that you can only sell the slot for USD if you sell it as a commission with the art included.
This is because to do otherwise is the equivalent of selling a custom making item for USD, which is prohibited.
You can however sell the slot (without artwork) for site currency or items.
This is something we should have perhaps been more clear on, and again, I apologise that a clearer explanation was overlooked.
Posted by Eve (#2775) on Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:09pm