New Halloween Pets
Here are some new pets for you to catch in the Haunted Forest:
Also... the final stage of the October event begins tonight.
Soon there will be an invasion...
Posted by Flash! (#1) on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:00pm
Five second contest?
First 15 news commenter to name a GENDER SPECIES GENUS from the Aywapedia at 6:00 PM will have that pet sent to them. :D
Female Fox Melo
If you post your request before 6:00 PM you don't get anything, so be sure you post exactly at the time!
Posted by Flash! (#1) on Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:47pm
We have finally gotten around to updating the inventory to reflect some changes quite a few members have been suggesting since the release of v3. This little update will allow you to view information on an item without having to leave the page you are on, so when you're done reviewing an item, you can continue on the same search page as you were.
There will be a few items that will attempt to redirect the page within the modal box integrated with the inventory. If this happens with an item after you selection an action for it, just ignore it. We are still updating a few of the items to halt this redirection process within the modal box.
Posted by Yasu (#3410) on Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:42pm
Follow the rules or I be eating ye! >:3
Just a reminder for those making customs that are based on a character which they don't own the rights to.
1. If you have previously created a custom inspired by a character, you will still need to submit it at the Character Copyright Board. If your design doesn't meet the 60% difference rule, you will be supplied with a Dawn Crystal to cover any changes that need to be made.
2. If you're planning on making a custom based on a character that could be covered by copyright laws, you must submit a form at the board.
3. Should any Gen2 pets have a symbol relating to the media the parent(s) are from anywhere on the baby design, they have to be submitted on the Breeding Mistakes thread.. If you are unsure about this, send me a message and I can confirm if the design needs to be fixed.
4. Attempting to cheat the system to keep your custom puts the entire site in jeopardy. As such, anyone found to be concealing information on which judging their custom is vital risks losing their custom without refund. From this point on I'll be sending out messages to those owning customs that need to be submitted. Refusal to submit a form, after being reminded, may result in your custom being removed without refund.
For more in depth answers on the Copyright Rule, check out the F.A.Q..
First person to reply to this news post saying what this Quil is based on gets a Breading Coin. ;)
Posted by Tester (#9633) on Wed Oct 6, 2010 10:24pm
We have some planned maintenance on the site from 1 AM - 7 AM aywas time. Please be advised that your actions on the site during those times may not be recorded (but they may also, so act smartly).
During this time you may experience some outages. Perhaps you'd like to go to bed instead? xD
Posted by Flash! (#1) on Tue Oct 5, 2010 4:03pm
Chat & Event
Hey, hope you're enjoying the Halloween Event! :3 I see we're on stage 3, eh? Soon as the coder comes on we'll bump up the chance to encounter map pieces so everyone can advance to the next stage.
Also, because some people are causing problems in chat, we have decided to disassociate it from the site. The XAT chat is no longer part of Aywas.
Posted by Flash! (#1) on Mon Oct 4, 2010 11:10pm
That kind of call again...
Hey guys, I'm here again with another round-up call for breeding artists. This time around, I'm looking for more LBC artists. You can apply for hybrid artist as well, but the aforementioned position is the one that we're really looking for applicants on. I've condensed the application down even more to only three pairs to make to apply, so hopefully it isn't as daunting to people from the last time around.
I still need to go through a few older applicants/a few that have asked for applications as well, but keep in mind the requirements for LBC artist -- they aren't bad at all! You get paid in GP per baby, you get a list of ten pairs to complete in a ten day period, and as always we're very flexible with school, real life, jobs, etc. I know how it can be, it's the middle of the semester term and all.
Bottom line is, LBC is getting a wee bit backed up, and I'm eager to hire on some new people to help out with it. You get access to the artist break room if you get on, you know, and we have unlimited cake and punch. Great incentive, eh? :] So send your application requests to the usual firstname.lastname@example.org if interested! I'll drop that short, friendly app to you asap.
(And if I've neglected to get to your app before, please poke me, they get lost very, very quickly in the email. We get tons per day!)
Posted by Frey (#90) on Sun Oct 3, 2010 1:34am
The End is Nigh
oh my goodness call health and safety
Hello! Are we all having fun at the hands/paws/claws of our new demonic and possessed friends? :D What's that? You can't sleep with the lights out or your pet will eat you? Nonsense, he's biting you to show affection. Really. Maybe you're not feeding him enough.
This is just a quick reminder to let you know that the free line-art switch for the Insi ends at 11:59:59pm tomorrow, October 3rd. That leaves you with a little over 24hrs to submit your last few Insi pets - after that, any and all Insi line-art changes must be submitted via Dawn Crystal.
Please note if you are sending me lists of mixed genera you can do me a huge favour by splitting them up into "Phantos", "Gaels", "Melos", etc. It takes me twice as long to do one Gael, then one Soli, then switch back to Gael, then move on to Reves.
Yasu has some important information for you below, so make sure ye be readin' it.
Good hunting to all!
Posted by Captain Visark (#185) on Sat Oct 2, 2010 11:42pm
About the Map Event
I've been floating between each of the conven's forums and noticed quite a lot of chatter when it comes to collecting map pieces for the second part of the event. So I figured I'd share some information on how to get the map pieces and their purpose in the event.
A lot of members believe that the map pieces come only from the Haunted Woods, but actually it's the opposite. There are a total of nine map pieces scattered throughout all of the explorable areas except the Haunted Woods. You do not get the map pieces from the merchant. When you come across a map piece, you will be notified via the explore system.
The nine map pieces are used to unlock a special location during the event where you can then search for a special item to help raise your team's Note score. In order to win the next phase of the event, one team must collect at lease one each each Note -- 50 in total.
Yes, we know the map pieces are difficult to find, and thus far I only see two teams that found at lease one map piece, so what I'll do is increase the rate in which you can find the map pieces.
There are two more stages to this event, so the quicker we get our winner for this stage, the quicker the real fun can begin =P
As a side note, I've also came across quite a few reports about the merchants in the explore areas (other than the Haunted Woods) and the pet gifting. I will begin work now to resolve both issues and you should expect them working within an hour or so.
Also, if you haven't noticed, all explore areas are unlocked for pets created before yesterday night. This is because in an attempt to debug the next stage of the event before releasing it, I accidentally deleted all of the pet's stored explore locations. We are still working with the server company in order to retrieve the back up of this information, but for the time being we'll keep all the locations unlocked for everyone. You should use this opportunity to check out some of the other features each location have available before we get the back ups.
Posted by Yasu (#3410) on Sat Oct 2, 2010 10:10pm
Please stand by as we have a brief downtime. I need to recover the explore data, lol.
Should be back in 15-30 minutes when it goes down.
Go in XAT in the mean time?
Posted by Flash! (#1) on Sat Oct 2, 2010 3:17am