RISK! At 6:00 PM today
See what you can win or lose!
Posted by Aeth & rage (#46) on Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:11am
December's Monthly Pet Contest starts!
It's that time again--time to get your entries in for the monthly pet contest! Head over to the BP shop contest to submit your lineart edited winter-themed pets or the GP shop contest to submit your editless winter designs! Remember, winners are rewarded with SP, so get going!
Also, I'd like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of a few things:
Firstly, the new BP shop breeding coins--the Half a Lesser Breeding Coin and the Metal Breeding Coin--do not allow you to breed hybrids or other rare species. That means no Lunaris or Flux--if you've already submitted a MBC or HLBC breeding with one of those, your breeding will be refunded shortly by Frey.
You'll also be refunded if you've submitted a MBC breeding involving pets with over 5% lineart difference. If you're unsure on whether a MBC breeding is okay, don't hesitate to ask me over at the What color crystal should I use? thread.
Additionally, I'd like to remind you all that Halloween Potions and Metal Crystals do not allow edits. That means no transparent pets or body parts, no anatomy tweaks, no glows, and no removing any of the edit layers on the Halloween pets (such as the moss on the Melo's hat or the sparkles around its feet). If you want to do something creative and are wondering if it counts as an edit or not, don't be afraid to ask about it in the crystal thread!
Posted by Skitty (#543) on Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:16pm
Custom item edit
After some discussion, staff has decided to makes some changes to the following items for consistency across the board between orbs and crystals:
The Blue Custom Orb and Gold Custom Orb have had their lineart % change allowances edited to 50% and 75%, respectively, so that they match their crystal cousins.
The Flame Custom Crystal has had its lineart % change allowance edited to 50% so that it matches its Flame Custom Orb cousin.
Please note we will not be awarding any retroactive refunds for any prior customs made. Enjoy the new percentages and have fun editing your Ara customs more!
EDIT: Now that we have both orbs and crystals matching, let's take a revote for the Oske just in case that was skewing anything.
I'll put the Oske in its new assigned place 48 hours after this new poll has been posted :)
Posted by Flash! (#1) on Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:35pm
Troves of Treasures...
Well, you got all that BP from the Haunted Forest, right? Surely you have something to spend it on. No? How about these?
(Click for more)
Choose wisely, as your BP can't go everywhere at once... (as much as you would like it to)
Posted by Flash! (#1) on Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:23am
New Raw Crystal Pet
The Raw Crystals are now producing the Quolgarian species!
This species was suggested by Disco. (:
I even put that Quolgarian up there in the Cash Shop for 2 GP so you can love it forevereverevereverever.
If you have any Quol silvers on the lineart Disco originally made, you can ask an admin to upload a new lineart version you create and we'll assign your pet to the Quol genus. (:
Metal hybrid CC
Posted by Flash! (#1) on Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:19am
We (all of us!) donated $167 to the Fisher House Foundation from amounts pledged all through yesterday. This charity was ranked #1 by CharityNavigator for veteran charities.
That's to say, if someone came to Aywas and sold Red Poppies for $1 donations, 167 of us bought a poppy (this is about ~10% of all active users)! Great job guys!
Posted by Flash! (#1) on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:16am
Halloween Candy Shop
The Halloween Candy Shop is open!
Noooo, do not want to stock shop D=
It has some interesting, fun, and weird items...
...and plenty of human avatar items to clear out small amounts of candy!
There are even lots of cool pets!
RAAAWRRRR I'm a Cerby! We're one of the uncommon breeds from Ara who you might have heard about!
We are less cool but smell more interesting!
There's a little something for everyone! Enjoy!
Posted by Flash! (#1) on Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:53pm
I've gotten a couple requests to recognize November 11 on Aywas, and I feel that Veteran's Day is something we do need to stop and think about.
Like General Tsee (#1816) said: "In Canada, Remembrance Day falls on the 11th of November every year. It's a day that is set aside as a federal statutory holiday, with the purpose of remembering the soldiers who have fought, and still fight, in wars around the world; mostly our own, but in a greater sense, as well.
Every year, we lose more of our veterans from the world wars; I can't be sure, but I think I remember reading something saying that the last Canadian vet of WWI had passed on, sometime in the last couple of years. The sad truth is that we are losing these last links to our history, and I know that in many cases, there is not as much help and support available as there maybe should be for veterans. "
She's doing a charity auction for a Reve design, with the proceeds going toward a Veteran's fund. You should check it out if you haven't already:
Aside from that, I have a couple things to do also.
If you donate to any Veteran's fund during the 2010 year, show me your receipt by emailing a forward or scan to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you the Red Poppy item:
This item doesn't do anything, but it's a token of our remembrance.
Aside from that, for any sales that go to Aywas on the duration of November 11, I will donate 10% (minimum $1) to a Veteran's fund of Aywas' choice on the 12th. GP Purchasers who purchase GP on the 11th will also receive the poppy item as part of their funds are going toward the charity purposes.
Never forget to honor the people who fell so you could live in freedom.
Posted by Flash! (#1) on Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:03pm
RISK! At 4:00 AM
Find the thread here!
Posted by Aeth & rage (#46) on Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:40am
Autumn's Affection Contest!
The contest is a three-way design, writing, and art contest, found here. All rules and terms of said contest are found there.
If anyone has questions regarding it, please let me know!
Posted by Frey (#90) on Tue Nov 9, 2010 5:25pm