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HA Contest and PLBC
The selected HA base is now up for coloring! You can color it here.
This is also a notice that the Painted Lesser Breeding Coin queue is completely empty as of today!
Be sure to submit some so the artists aren't sad!
Posted by All Hail Eveglori (#15) on Sun Jan 5, 2014 2:31pm
New SCC artist!
Arccy (#675) has been added to our Official SCC artist listing!
Click here for more information on official SCC commissions!
Please also check out the pet update below from Miksa and Mauri if you haven't already. c:
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sat Jan 4, 2014 9:05pm
Pet Emporium Bonanza!
Hello there everyone, my name is Miksa! I've been running around Aywas for quite a bit now working on saving up enough money for my own shop. Right as I got enough blue paws, Xero put his shop up for sale! It was just meant to be.
More like threw that shop in the trash and she picked it up. Ugh. If there were a trash can big enough for it, it'd be there. It was stinky and dirty and I HATED taking care of those pets. Good riddance.
Awww, now now. Pets create natural odors. Some are pleasant and some are... not ideal. The trick is to not put the smelly pets in a confined room! And the dirt just needed a broom and a pan to take care of. And maybe a mop.
Well at least that's not my problem anymore. Glad to hear you've fixed it up and are happy with it but I'm even gladder that I can leave it to you. *slinks away*
Indeed! I'll take good care of it, don't you worry.
And without further ado, I wish to present to you...
Miksa's Exotic Pet Emporium!
I thought this name would suite it much better.
And with the new name comes an entire new stock of pets! I found all of these pretty pets the past few weeks on some of my cataloguing missions and figured they'd be happy to have some loving homes.
I decided not to change the stock rotation schedule, however. As usual the stock will change every 3 months. After the 3 months, the pets currently in stock will be permanently retired and a new stock will replace them. So buy them while you can!
I've also found a few new pets out in the wilderness of the Aywas world. I couldn't make them tame enough to sell in the pet shop so I'll just show you them so you can catch them yourself.
If you want to design some Adventure pets, go and post them in their respective threads here! There's also a chance that the designs accepted from that forum will go into the Pet Shop! Remember, you can earn SP!
If your design is now in the pet shop or in the new adventure release please contact Kyu (#1010) for your free copy.
You may notice that all the threads in the Pet Coloration Submissions Forum are new. Mauri (#1010) fixed up that forum a bit and a few things were changed.
All old threads were locked and moved to the archive. If she commented on one of your posts asking you to edit a design you posted, please post the new edited design in the new thread for that genus.
The forum now requires a form to be filled out to submit colorations. A main addition to the process is requiring .PSD files to be linked in the post when you submit the design. This should hopefully ensure that the site collection and the breeding artists have all .PSD files for any site pets added after this point. Please read the Pet Colorations 101 thread before submitting a design. Another point worth mentioning is we would prefer you linking the .PSD files via dropbox, sta.sh, or google drive, all of which are free to use. If a .PSD file for the pet is not linked with the design, your design will not be accepted.
This .PSD file requirement will soon spread to all contests and events that allow pets to be submitted to the site. This will include Monthly BP and GP shop pet threads and other event pet threads.
Phew! That's been quite a long news post so far. But I'm not done yet! (Hang in there, the end is soon!)
Along with the new Adventure pets, I've been given the fun task of pulling the tickets for the pet coloration submissions forum raffle! Oh, I just love these sorts of games!
Congratulations to m i s t y l e a �� (#43508) for winning a Bronze Custom Orb in our monthly pet submissions forum raffle! *Claps*
And one last little thing, Graymare (#14978) asked me to mention that the item that was known as "Hybrid Genus Vouchers" got a name change! It's now called "Seasonal Genus Vouchers". This should hopefully be a less confusing name since this item doesn't make Hybrid Pets.
And I think that should be it! I'm beaming like the sun; I'm just so happy. I'm in a bit of disbelief that I own my a pet store now. I hope everyone likes the new look and please don't mind the paint paw prints on the floor. I'm cleaning those up since a certain Pawpaint Unus tracked those in.
Posted by Kyu & Mauri (#1010) on Sat Jan 4, 2014 6:58pm
NaNo Prizes Complete!
All of the NaNoWriMo 2013 prizes have been handled!
If you believe you are missing a prize or have any questions, please contact Helmy (#1401) and she'd be happy to help you out. :3
Thanks for writing with us, and we will see you for another round of rapid writing in November. *wink*
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sat Jan 4, 2014 6:23pm
Here is the updated version of the Violinn that we have finalized. The edits were suggested by contributor user God (#4), who designed the Finn.
We hope you like it. The PSD is now linked in the Genus Guide.
Posted by All Hail Eveglori (#15) on Fri Jan 3, 2014 11:20pm
If you've been watching the Item Database, you'll notice the Jeweled Crystal was just released! This is a custom making item that contains five edited common pet bases.
You can use the item to color and upload your base of choice.
The Jeweled Crystal is available in the USD Shop for $4.99, and you can read more about it and its base cycling in the Knowledge Base.
In other news, we have been tweaking the Violinn lines, and the result of that is located on the Aywas tumblr. We hope you like the edited lines and will be updating them shortly.
Posted by All Hail Eveglori (#15) on Thu Jan 2, 2014 11:04pm
Trivia & Weekly Raffle!
This week's raffle winner is:
Who had 32 crystals out of 15,960 total and won a Mini Fridge!
Next week's winner will receive...
A Midnight Regal Trunk!
Set a reminder to snag those crystals!
The trivia has been updated!
Last week's questions and answers revealed!
What must be done to unlock achievement #41?
Own 50 "Gen 2" or higher pets
How many babies would two Heggals produce when bred with a Lesser Breeding Coin?
What item will allow a user to upload a400 x 400 image for a pet which will be visible on the pet's page?
Natural Aywa Enhancement
Which site staff member is said to be the "Supplier of whips and overseer of BBQ."
What was the first year that the Holiday Forest was open for exploring?
Who works with Rowan to "concoct home remedy potions"?
What rarity are Striped Xmas Lizzards?
What was the Shisa introduced as being based on?
What is defined as "cheating" on Aywas, which will result in an immediate ban?
all of the above
How many words should you submit for the story game?
How many questions will you get correct this week?
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Thu Jan 2, 2014 9:24pm
Breeding Coins are back in the GP Shop until January 8!
The Mutske and the Lackei are here to greet you! The Mutske is Linorm x Woolith, and the Lackei is Arion x Kaba.
The Hybrid Genetics Kit is back for another round of fun and making obtaining those perfect hybrids easier. It's not only available free with purchases of 50 GP or more, but it's purchasable outright for $9.99 in the USD Shop, where it will hang out with the PLBC.
But that's not all...
A new rare hybrid has emerged...
The Violinn is a hybrid between the Finn and the Vion. Similar to a Neura, these are rare hybrids, and thus must be obtained differently from other hybrids. The Scaled Seed allows you to make a custom Violinn, and the Dragon Lotus allows you to breed for one.
Both of these items are available in the SP Shop for 35 SP (breeding) and 40 SP (custom), and will be permanent residents of the shop.
Enjoy breeding season!
Posted by All Hail Eveglori (#15) on Wed Jan 1, 2014 11:24pm
Welcome to January!
Welcome to January--a brand new month and a brand new year!
Start off on the right paw with one of our GP Shop pets!
Ring in the new year with some extra company from the BP Shop!
If you colored one of these shiny and new pets, please contact Visark (#185) for your payment!
Make sure to send the PSDs for these pets in to email@example.com right away! Or I will send them back in time to 2013.
Want to start off the year with a gamble? Then try the Essence of January 2014, now stocking in the GP Shop!
This glass teapot will turn your active pet into one of the January monthlies shown above.
You might notice this essence is a departure from our flower theme. Since we have started a new year, our essences have also freshened up; each month's bottle for 2014 will be a bit of a surprise since they will all be based on various monthly observances. As you might have guessed, our first one is in honor of hot tea month! We hope you enjoy the fun potions we'll be featuring throughout the year. :3
The premium monthly item is a copy of the Essence of January 2014 to start your pet and/or item collections for the year off right! We usually give out one monthly essence or so as a premium gift per year, so you can look forward to new, exclusive goodies.
You can also expect to have the Premium Outlet expanded this year, including having a new batch of items and pets added later this month!
The lovely Snowdrop Lunaris has appeared in the January skies for those with birthdays this month! Visit the birthday link on your big day to receive this Aywas gift!
Remember, we are still on the flower theme for Lunari, as the Aywas "zodiac" begins in April.
The new monthly contests have been announced!
February Monthly Pets - BP Shop: Enter
February Monthly Pets - GP Shop: Enter
February Monthly Customs
Good luck with your entries!
Our favorite Nova custom items have rotated into the GP/BP Shops, where they will reside for January and February. In March, they will migrate back to the Premium Outlet.
In lieu of our normal "Coding Corner," I'd like to share with you some general notes on our vision for the trajectory of the year--or at least let you in on the secret of some of the things I would like to focus on for 2014!
- With the implementation of the Knowledge Base last year, we now have a great new resource to work with so that the ins and outs of Aywas are more accessible for newbies and veterans alike! We will expand upon the KB tome and continue to create resources for all players (such as a site calendar), as well as implement features to acclimate newbies better.
- Along with our Knowledge Base efforts, as Aywas has grown and changed, our ToS will receive a significant update to be more streamlined, clear, consistent, and address any gaps. You will always be informed of any changes to the Terms of Service via the news, no matter how small. Look forward to seeing a lot of nice edits this year!
- Over the last year, we've had a lot of upgrades to our staff tools, expanded our staff team, and had some departmental admin changes. This year, we will add more names to the green and blue roster, parse out more responsibilities with behind-the-scenes permissions, continue to enhance our technical tools, and change up many of our procedures to make them more efficient and sensible for you!
- We have also had some changes to our programmer family in the last twelve months and are working to create a more cohesive team to bring you long-awaited fixes, revamps, and new features, including Adventure and Gardening. We have so many exciting ideas in store for you but also capitalize on the potential of our existing features.
- One of the things we have tried to do over the last year is increase convenience and heighten the user experience through things like Quick Stock and items replacing vouchers. We want to continue this trend with more options, personalization, and redesigns to pages like the Genus Listing to make them more user-friendly.
There's a lot more we have in store for you, but those are a few of the main things that I wanted to touch on. I let a few surprises slip in there, so I hope you caught them. *wink*
What else can we toast to this month?
A new Adventure location (that cool underwater region taking pet submissions), a mysterious event, a new Raw pet and more!
Slash will also be following up with a breeding season announcement shortly, as we are back on track with our January cycle for the new year. :3
In the spirit of fun things and fresh starts, why not share your 2014 Aywas Resolutions with us?
With a bright new year ahead of us, I also wanted to extend my gratitude to all of you for being part of the Aywas family and contributing to the game with your perspective, talent, heart, laughs, and support. <3 We are looking forward to another year of ideas and collaboration!
Happy New Year!
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Wed Jan 1, 2014 10:12pm
Rock Custom Crystal
The Rock Custom Crystal is now sporting a new base! You can find the PSD in the Knowledge Base article.
Posted by All Hail Eveglori (#15) on Wed Jan 1, 2014 5:14pm