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Every pet needs a friend - and if yours has an affinity for tentacles, or translucent jiggly beings, this is the fauna for them!

You can find this cutie in Trash for Treasure until March 23rd!

(Oh, and don't forget to check out below for the first of our monthly updates!)

Posted by Eve (#2775) on Sun Mar 6, 2016 9:34am

Comments: 5


March Madness - Part I!

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Welcome to the first part of March! Are you excited to see what we have underway for you? You already got a taste of some of the fantastic new stuff we've brought out for this month, but we're going to make it even better! Put your seat belts on, and we'll begin our ride!


New Jeweled Pets
As with every month, the new Jeweled Pets have arrived. This month's artist is Hikaru (LLs) (#15577)!






If you would like to become an artist for the Jeweled Pets, check out the application thread. There's a new incentive to encourage artists to apply!




New FauxBox Theme


A new month always means a new Faux Box theme! So let's see what theme we'll have for March... how about Easter? Adorable rabbits, candies, eggs, chicks... let your imagination go wild with this month's edits!



Premium Item

Wow! You really cleared out the FauxBox! We're really proud of all of you, and happy to see that all those designs now have loving homes in your lairs. So to celebrate those 2,000+ fauxes finding homes, the premium item for this month is the Fox Pen!



If you don't remember what this item does, it allows you to add 10% edits onto your faux to make it more unique. Have fun!



New USD Bonus



There's a new item available as a bonus for purchasing GP or USD Items! That would be the Metal Trinket Box. You can get one Metal Trinket Box for every $5 spent in GP or the USD Shop. Keep scrolling to see why this is going to be extra fun!

This bonus will last until March 19, at 11:59 PM Aywas Time.



Goodbye, Paintbrushes!



After checking out the usage and popularity of the Commissions feature, we have decided that we will be retiring Paintbrushes from the USD Shop. The Commissions feature is easier for the Aywas Team to manage over Paintbrushes, and it also allows artists to collect more cash for less of a fee.

The Paintbrushes will officially be leaving the USD Shop on March 13, 11:59 PM. If you have any lingering Paintbrush transactions to complete, be sure to grab your necessary item before that date.

Despite leaving the USD Shop, existing Paintbrushes will be available to redeem indefinitely. The supply of them will simply cease as we encourage artists to move toward the Commissions feature.



Free Silver Art



We announced a few weeks ago that we were in the process of revamping the "Free Silver Species Artwork" part of Silver Custom Crystals. We will be revamping it to be similar to the GCC and MDT features, where artists can apply for the team and players can submit an item and select artists they want to take their commission.

While this feature is not ready to release yet (consider this an informational update), this is the plan for it and you can start to decide whether you want to join the future team! We hope this will streamline the feature and allow you the ease and accessibility of the existing ones.



Some Voting is A'Comin'!



We teased you earlier in this post that those Metal Trinket Boxes would come in handy near the end of this post... well, here's what's going to happen! We have a number of different pet genus lines that we have hoarded. YOU are going to be voting for your two favorite from the big batch!!

The First Place winner, with the most votes collected, will become the newest FAUX BOX pet! Though, it won't be called a Faux Box. It'll have its own separate box from the existing one.

The Second Place winner, with the second most votes collected, will become a brand new TRINKET species! So if you really, really love that second place winner, you can color it and upload with those trinket boxes to your heart's content.

When's this vote taking place, you ask? You want to see all the pets stockpiled? How's tomorrow sound? Yes, we'll hold our vote tomorrow and allow it to go for forty-eight hours.

And even the losing linearts will show up later as Raw Crystal pets, or for some other project. How's that for excitement?

Let us know which part you're most excited for in a comment below!

Posted by JAK (#15) on Sun Mar 6, 2016 2:36am

Comments: 76


Valentine Love Fest: Limited Item Stock

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Good morning, Mesdames et Messieurs!

Our usual Funny Honey and keeper of the Valentine arrows has come down with this terrible affliction known as "offline life" and has asked me to slide on into place with the hope that one three lettered E admin will be as acceptable as the other.

Be gentle with me~


As with every year we have some coveted items all queued up to put into the shop, and as tradition dictates I can tell you what they are and when they'll be put in - but not how much it costs. So anyone feeling wobbly about their Love Letter points - this is the final countdown!


All times are the earliest they will be placed into the shop -
please allow up to 5 minutes for lag, missed alarms, and other assorted interruptions =) Times all occur on March 5th 2016.


Pre-release Party Items!

Engagement Ring -- Quantity: 5 -- 4:30 am AST
Breedable Potion -- Quantity: 10 -- 4:30 am AST



Tier I: Metal Makers -- Quantity: 3 each
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Metallic Starlight Bottle: 6:30 am AST
Metal Trinket Box: 12:30 pm AST
Metallic Vion Seed: 6:30 pm AST



Tier II: Babbies -- Quantity: 2 each
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Lesser Breeding Talisman: 8:30 am AST
Breeding Talisman: 8:30 pm AST



Tier III: Rare -- Quantity: 1 each
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Magic Custom Trove: 11:30 am AST
Xaoc Elixir: 5:30 am AST
Dragon Lotus: 11:30 am AST


Good luck!


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Thank you to the lovely folks for reminding me we were meant to have a couple of wanted items popped into the shop for 24 hours!


Divorce Papers - 200 Points
Sometimes things just don't work out, and that's okay! It doesn't have to last forever to be any more real. So if you're looking for a quick exit we've slashed the prices on these papers for you to make a quick escape!



Hybrid Custom Crystal - 400 Points
For those Hybrids out there that need a little extra love, here's your chance to show them some, with up to 50% edits allowed!



Blue Antiquity Stave - 500 points
I know sometimes folks think we don't hear you, but we know how upset people have been to lose our current raws so suddenly. You still have until 11:59pm tonight to get yours in, but just in case you miss out we thought some people might have some use for this 50% custom maker!


It's a not-so-traditional bag of goodies, I know, but hopefully they will tantalise and please some of you ^^

Posted by Eve (#2775) on Sat Mar 5, 2016 12:54am

Comments: 92


Raw R-Update

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This is just a quick announcement to inform everyone that we have made some amendments to the post from this morning!

Since the Horuset and Mephis have been with us for so long, and we are quite the ways past where they were supposed to be retired, we've decided to allow you to submit your customs for them until Saturday, March 5th at 11:59pm
Please be aware that in the future you will only have a 24 hour warning for the raws, as we are getting back on schedule

We also did have a typo, and the Ramrin is actually available to create until May 1st, at 11:59pm Giving us two months to enjoy the happy, fluffy critter.

We also have fixed our newcomers not showing up under their appropriate items when you go to create them! Shantu's should now be available under all Ay Crystals, Ramrin available in Raw Crystals, and Alaroo for the tokens.

Sorry about the confusion!



While we are here, how about a few coding updates?

The high scores that didn't reset should all be fixed now, and we're going to be monitoring them to ensure they continue resetting on their own next months!

Drinking Game breedings from February onwards will be automatically paired and submitted as eggnog breedings instead of manually being handled behind the scenes. We’re still working on the backlog from before February and we’re catching up fast.

Posted by Kaiyo (#489) on Tue Mar 1, 2016 6:54pm

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Monthly HA Contest

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The winning HA sets have been placed into their respective shops!

Last month's winning set will be in shops until the end of tomorrow to make up for the missing time due to extra poll that was needed ^^

Want in on this month's action? Well, phase one - the basing contest - is open and waiting for entries!
Head here to submit your design!

Posted by Eve (#2775) on Tue Mar 1, 2016 7:07am

Comments: 18


March Madness

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As we roll into March, we have plenty of new goodies ahead of us!
First up!

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It has been a long and tiresome journey, we traveled all over Ay in search of this beauty, but we finally managed to bring home our new star!
We present...

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The Shantu! this adorable shark is a member of Ay, and was sketched by Hyrika <3 N3ko (#29251)


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To welcome our newest member of Ay into the ranks, we are opening an Official Coloring Contest!

This contest ends SUNDAY, March 6th, 11:59 PM, we will select several to be added to the Ay regions, as well as one to be our official coloration!

However, the entries for the Next Ay Star were so amazing, we had to include a few more!

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And it is that time of the year.. another Raw has appeared!
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Meet the Ramrin! This dashing fellow will be available to create until May 1st at 11:59pm
The Ramrin was sketched by Marill (Tooki) (#42928)

As such, please say your farewells to the Horuset and Memphis, and please submit any unfinished designs before Saturday, March 5th at 11:59pm

Are you interested in coloring the Official Ramrin coloration? Well here is your lucky chance!
We are also opening Official Ramrin Coloring Contest
This contest ends SUNDAY, March 6th, 11:59 PM

Finally... the moment everyone has been waiting for..

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TrashLand!
The name is a work in progress <3

To introduce you to this new wonderful world that we discovered hiding through the treacherous garbage mountains, just past all of the discarded Bed Sheets and broken Battle Equipment, we brought back a new friend.

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The Alaroo!

We believe the Alaroo was sketched by Ryou & Daffu! (#81)

This is a Community Event, everyone is welcome to participate as we create our newest Adventure Region! This area will consist only of site colorations of some of your favorite Token pets, however we need a lot of art to bring this to life!

If you are interested in helping out, please visit the following links for the appropriate contests!
All TrashLand Contests end March 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM

Design an Adventure Background: We need somewhere snazzy to explore in, and if you win this you also get to choose the official name for Trashland!

Colorful Pets: What adventure zone is complete without beautiful Trash Inspired pets? Color your favorite token genus', including the Alaroo, and show us what you got! We will also be choosing the Official Site Coloration Alaroo from this contest!

Monsters! Monsters Everywhere!: Not into coloring pets, well how about making us some new monsters that lurk under the piles of garbage?

Discarded Items: We need some new toys, preferably ones that aren't covered in decomposition, but who can be that picky?



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If your design was chosen for the Next Ay Star, please PM me with a link to your original sketch. If we have wrongfully identified you (say you moved accounts since the contest) please contact me ASAP so I can remedy this for you!

We do apologize for the name changes, we had decided on them inadvertently and did not discover they had been previously named under after they were implemented.

As a note, please remember, The Design a Shantu and Design a Ramrin Contests end Sunday March 6th, 11:59 PM, while all of the Trashland Contests end Tuesday March 15, 2016 at 11:59 PM.

The Horuset and Memphis are only available to be created by Raw Crystals until March 5th at 11:59pm

Posted by Kaiyo (#489) on Tue Mar 1, 2016 1:56am

Comments: 49


February Love Fest!

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All of the love culminating this month has bubbled over into the Seasonal Shop!
Aw, shucks! *blush*

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Shop to your heart's content until March 6th at 11:59 p.m.! Love Letters will remain findable and sendable through this time as well, so you still have some time to catch up on your letter writing. *wink*

However, I invite you to put a pause on the envelope-licking for a few moments to take a gander at the lovely wares stocking the Seasonal Shop shelves.

First up is a delectable smorgasbord of edible/drinkable treats!

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Eat your feelings with the Love Pizza, Fondue for Two (regenerates), and the Heart Smores. These portions are made to share, but hey, no one's judging here. *casually stockpiles food in a hidden spot from Dew*

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If you're looking for a more "heart-healthy" item, try the Love Apples, which is a permanent food item stocking in the Energy Dishes shop. This is the latest heart-shaped fruit to join our series. <3

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Thirsting for something more than love? We've got a few cocktails to hit the spot!
Our alcohol selection includes a strong Rum on the Rocks, brooding Garnet Crow, and smooth English Rose.

Before you go out on the town, might I suggest a wardrobe change? Not that you fine folks aren't already fashionably dashing, mind you, but it's always fun to wear something new!

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The 60s Trunk includes retro shoes, flats, socks, pants, a shirt, pearls, hairdo, and fringe dress for you to mix-and-match. Preview these throwback items here!

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Wanting to don something a bit more timeless? We've literally hit the spot with a classical statue HA set, found in the Marble Statue Trunk. Inside you will find a pedestal, hair, sash, bow & arrow, wings, and skin; preview the set here. Bonus points if you wear this set while waxing poetic. 8D

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For those of you who are more about actions than words, we have three new items to add to your battle arsenal! In the shop you'll find a zippy Paper Airplane (speed), thumpin' Cherry Bombs (power), and a mythological Seashell of Venus (toughness). Check out their descriptions in the item database for full stat details.

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Even if you've got a tough exterior, I'll bet 100 Love Apples that you've got a soft spot for pets--and by extension, little fauna. :3 Allow me to introduce you to the Lovestruck Oakl Plush (an homage to the pet of the same name), a playful Loveopard, and a precious Heartshell Otter. *PINCHES THEIR CHEEKS*

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Are you a forum-lover? (If not, you should try it out for this event; Aywas Talk is great for Love Letter swapping!) Try out these two new items to add to your hoard of forum titles/achievements! The Blindfold unlocks the title "Love is blind. <3" and the Hot Air Balloon unlocks the title "Love is in the air!~"
Enjoy! :3

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Our favorite romance novel, the Love Story, has made its annual return and is always a good re-read. c: If you're unfamiliar with the item, please check out the item database description as well as the Knowledge Base.

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I am excited to announce that the Lovely Ink is formally making its shop debut!
This ink tells the artist to cute-ify the offspring! This breeding add-on can be used on MBC and LBC breedings to give babies a Valentine color palette. (Color theme add-on: Max one per breeding.) Check the Knowledge Base for additional details.

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The illustrious Love Potion #9 has found its way back to the Seasonal Shop, but the recipe has been altered just slightly, as it seems two new alternate linearts have been added to the concoction!

Meet your new alt V-Day Reve and Elphin!

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(Click the images above to download the corresponding PSDs.)
Remember, Love Potion #9 is an alternate lineart custom creator that allows up to 50% edits, so have fun!
And kudos to those of you who guessed Reve on the snapshot I posted a while back. n_n

On a quest to fill your lair with even more love?
The Seasonal Shop is stocking 24 pets ready to go home with you!

Below is a little sneak peek of the lovely group you'll find inside the shop. :3

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Need some help with your pet collecting?
Stop by the Trash for Treasure shop to trade in some of your TP for a Liquid Courage bottle!

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When used, this confidence-booster will transform your active pet into one of the pets stocking in the Seasonal Shop at random. Bottoms up!

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To help with your Love Letter swapping efforts, we have put the Stack of Love Letters in the GP Shop at 1 GP. The stack contains 3 individual Love Letters.

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We will be having a Love Spectacular Finale on the 5th, which will include 24-hour stock of a couple coveted items, in addition to limited stock of others. You've been warned, so plan your spending accordingly!

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The Handmade Love Letters will be available through the 6th, so feel free to continue sending friends and strangers alike your kind notes. <3 Stay tuned on more news on this feature for other occasions and thanks for all of your help in testing it out!

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Wishing you love and happiness,
- Eri

Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:55pm

Comments: 30


HA Colouring - Vote!

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Please select your vote.

Posted by Eve (#2775) on Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:09am

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Handmade Love Letters

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Have you had your fill of pink sweet nothings yet? I sure hope not, because we have a fun new feature to introduce, a Seasonal Shop to open, and new alternate linearts to color!

I want to start things off with our brand new Card Designer, which was gloriously envisioned and created by my programmer Valentine, Yasu. <3

You created beautiful stationery and we put it into a card generator that allows you to customize personal cards with a unique message. Play with different fonts, colors, mix-and-match frame/background combos, and even involve your HA and active pet in the shenanigans!

Here's an example of a card I received from my evil twin Valentine Eve:

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Why yes, we do talk to each other like this quite often. *wink*

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This feature is best understood as you play around with it, but there are a few things I want to point out before sending you off to be all crafty. No running with scissors!

Here's the basics:
bulletpoint.png most importantly, to create one of these cards, you will need the Handmade Love Letter item. These are stocking in the BP Shop for 500 BP (and pictured above).

bulletpoint.png you do NOT receive points for sending/receiving Handmade Love Letter items or cards; since this is the first iteration of the feature, it's just for fun--and trust me, it got addicting during testing.

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So, without further ado, why don't you try creating a card here?

I'd love your feedback on the card designer! We know this feature is a tad late for the lovey-dovey holiday, but our love fest always lasts the entire month of February and we thought this was a great opportunity to have you guys play around with it. If you enjoy this feature, we will utilize it for various holidays and special events throughout the year. :)

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Other love fest goodies coming up soon!
Thank you for your patience as we prepare things--all with lots of love. <3

- Eri

Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:30pm

Comments: 44


Foxy Fiesta Event!

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Foxy Fiesta Event is on the way!

This is your forewarning that at midnight on Thursday morning - also known as 11:59 PM on Wednesday night - many Faux Box pets are going to be available for 1 GP each. This will last for 48 hours.

This will only apply to pets that have been in the box for seven days or more. Be sure to get your GP ready... and if there's something in the box you want badly and don't want to risk a faster player grabbing before you, maybe snag a net and get it before the Fiesta begins! There's no limit to the amount of Fauxes you can claim if you're fast enough and have the GP!

Hope you enjoy the mad dash for Fauxes! This should clear out the box some and allow those pretties to get homes =)

Posted by JAK (#15) on Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:13pm

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