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Trivia & Weekly Raffle!
This week's raffle winner is:
Who had 6 crystals out of 14,828 total and won a Platinum Breeding Coin + Life Seed!
Next week's winner will receive...
A Blue Trinket Box!
Set a reminder to snag those crystals!
The trivia has been updated!
Last week's questions and answers revealed!
What does the Phoenix Tree Ornament look like?
What type of item is the Evergreen Tree?
Use these festive lights to literally glow! Using this item will unlock a forum title.
The Decorated Phoenix Tree will allow you to...
instantly hatch any egg currently under your Phoenix Tree
What shape is the Festive Glowstick?
Which NPC has braided hair?
How many red bows can be seen in the Holiday Lane adventure area?
Which world map has snow-covered peaks?
If you take a bite out of it (how could you) it tastes like candy cane!
Which is NOT a present color under the Holiday Tree image?
How many questions will you get correct this week?
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:18pm
New Years Snacks..?
This local delicacy has been put into Trash for Treasure for your HAs to nom on over the rest of this holiday period!
They will be in stock until 11:59pm 6th January!
Posted by Eveglori (#2775) on Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:40am
There are still some $25 Bonus tier Teos left to claim!
Posted by J.A.K. (#15) on Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:37pm
Final batch of Holiday Lane pets!
More pets have found their way to the magical glow on Holiday Lane!
The final group of 20 pets has been added to Adventure and will keep you company as you scrounge for more Candy Canes and Snowflakes!
Thank you again for all of your wonderfully creative creations. <3
As a reminder, Holiday Lane will be open through January 4th at 11:59 p.m., so you have just about a week to snag the new pets.
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:08pm
Ho, ho, ho! Merry Aymas to all!
The Seasonal Shop has opened its doors and is inviting you in with the smell of freshly baked cookies!
The Seasonal Shop will be open through January 5, 2015 at 11:59 p.m., a full week (plus a little extra)!
You can adventure in the Holiday Lane until January 4th, giving you ample time to snag what you need from the area. :)
Grab a North Pole Slushie or some hot cocoa and something cuddly, because I'm about to tell you a Seasonal Shop story!
We have four new fauna friends joining us from the north!
The Lynx, Puffin, Mountain Goat, and Blue Whale will keep your pets company long after the Holiday Lane closes, but they do love the snow, so we advise keeping them in chillier parts of your lair. A trip to the arctic might also be in order!
If you're going to be doing any traveling, you'll need to pack some refreshments... but you'll probably want to try another shop if you're looking for something with a lot of substance and protein, because we've got mostly sweets and alcohol! Above you'll find a Party Loaf for hungry guests, along with Candy Cane Twists (one of my favorite cookies), and an impressive Sugar Sculpture for an energy boost. If you need a little something extra in your beverage to get through the season, you might like the Sugarplum Cocktail or the Drunk Gingerbread Man! (If you want whatever the Gingerbread Man is drinking, you better snag those quick before he finishes the glass.)
We also have new clothing and accessories for your HA, whether you are planning on attending an ugly holiday sweater party or are taking an actual holiday to somewhere snowy!
The item Grandma's Bin contains a Deer Sweater, Snowman Knit, and Festive Vest--all of which I want to own IRL.
The Ski and Snowboard Trunk contains a snowsuit, snowboard, skis, goggles, gloves, and boots to get you ready for extreme snow sports!
You can preview all of the clothing pieces and accessories above via Preview Wardrobe.
Speaking of being active out in the elements, we have three new weaponry pieces that will help you conquer Adventure and help protect your holiday haul! The Toy Train, Birch Bark Shield, and literal Ice Axe will offer you various bonuses in speed, toughness, power, and elemental resistance. Check out their item database entries for full stat details.
If you'd rather have adventures at the Standing Stones, I have a couple of items that might interest you!
The Cool Blue Pet Carrier and Wrapped Gift Box are both breeding add-ons with varying compatibility.
The Cool Blue Pet Carrier is an LBC/MBC-compatible breeding add-on that tells your breeding artist to use cool colors (blues, greens, and purples) on the offspring.
The Wrapped Gift Box is a BC/HBC-compatible breeding add-on that tells the breeding artist to add wrapping paper and/or ribbon-themed edits to your offspring. After all, all babbies are gifts!
Now, if your travels take you to the forums, we also have a couple new forum title/achievements for you to unlock! The Aurora Borealis will unlock the forum title "Dreaming in Color" which fades from purple to blue to green (you can take a look at any of my posts to see this), and the Coastal Wreath will unlock the forum title "Sandy Holidays" in the default text color.
I'd imagine that your pets will be accompanying you on any journeys this holiday season, but I'd suggest using a different mode of transportation than the pet carriers above, as they will all alter your pet in some way!
The Green Pet Carrier will randomly change your active pet into one from the Holiday Lane this year.
The Gold Pet Carrier will change your active pet into one of 6 exclusive hybrids/rares at random. I won't post the images here in case you want to be surprised, but the possibilities are: Winter Sunset Vion, Chocolate Holly Roll Koaf, Snow Keeper Ennae, Tin Soldier Alatus, Gift Giving Lunaris, and Tiny Gift Pluma.
The Red Pet Carrier will turn your active pet into a random coloration from the 2014 Aymas Seasonal Shop!
Here is a small sampling of the 30 beautiful pets you will find stocking in the store:
Brilliant job on the pets this year (and every year)! <3 Most of the ones that are stocking the Seasonal Shop were submitted by the community, so thank you for helping us keep the Aywapedia as incredible as it is!
If you're itching to create even more festive pets, you're in luck, since we have two custom-creating items for you!
Returning from last year are the Ice Rocks, which will allow you to create a Winter Soli shopkeeper custom with up to 30% edits. As always, you can also create the default shopkeeper image (depicted above) if you'd like a copy of it in your lair.
Click here to download the PSD.
And finally, we have the very special Triple Heart Potion, which will allow you to create one of the 2014 Holiday Shopkeepers with up to 30% edits. Without further ado, I am super excited to show you our three new shopkeepers--a Raffi, Yena, and Ryba!
We hope you like them! <3 As always, if you want copies of the default images above, you can use a Triple Heart Potion to upload them.
Click on the images above to download their respective PSDs.
I think that just about does it, folks! I just have a few quick notes for you to keep in mind:
- Note that items/pets may take around 60 seconds to show up in your inventory/lair since you are "crafting" them with your Candy Canes and Snowflakes!
- If you encounter any problems with the Seasonal Shop or any of the items/pets, post a glitch thread and a staff member or Yasu will check it out to ensure our elves didn't booby-trap anything.
- I have a final batch of Adventure pets to upload, and expect to add those tomorrow. n_n
We hope you enjoy the goodies! <3
Thank you for celebrating another Aymas with us, and we wish you all a very happy holiday season online and off, no matter what you celebrate.
And to all, a good night! :3
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:29pm
Seasonal Shop Warning!
This is your standard reminder to NOT make any purchases in the Seasonal Shop while we are stocking it.
Items and pets can change price and/or function prior to the official opening of the shop, and we will NOT issue refunds for any premature purchases.
(And be sure to check out Frey's post below!)
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:52pm
A call for BC artists!
Hey out there! Anyone interested in some short-term (ie: one month) USD contracts for BC and HBC? The breeding team is offering temporary contracts for those that want some extra cash that can put out quality work in the normal time frame that contract artists are allotted.
You would receive 3 lists in the month (10 days to complete each), usually with around 13-15 babies per list to create. Offspring are $15 per baby, with Edit Potion offspring being $20 each. Due dates would run on the 10th, 20th, and 30th, and you would be prepaid for your contract.
If you are interested please send an email to email@example.com with your ID and username and a few examples. We'd ideally like well-rounded people that wouldn't mind working with hybrids and Silvers/other pets (for the HBC end), so please note in your email if you'd be less comfortable with those type of breedings.
Hope to see some awesome apps!
Posted by Frey (#90) on Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:55pm
The art gallery has been judged!
The theme was Aymas* and we received so many wonderfully festive entries!
Here are our featured winners:
The current theme is Happy New Year!*!
This is a pretty broad theme, so have fun with it. n_n You can show us anything from pets partying to fireworks over the bridge--anything New Year-related and Aywas-inspired works, and any medium is acceptable.
It's another starred (*) theme, so you can enter even if you've won recently or plan on entering other themes coming up soon! :3
Official Aywas stock is permitted for this theme.
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:08pm
New Raw Pets!
... the Dosk and the Condyl!
Click the images above to download the respective PSDs.
You will recognize the Dosk from the Raw - Visual contest, and hopefully the Condyl looks like what you imagined from the Raw - Descriptive contest! (We also worked with the Condyl's concept creator in order to get the pet juuust right.)
As I mentioned previously, since many of the contest races were so close, I'll be reaching out to some other sketch/concept creators to work on future Raw pets. You guys are full of great ideas, and we definitely want to use them! <3
I also mentioned we'd create an alt Trillaling, and am happy to announce that we have this ready for you as well!
You'll notice that this Trill has some different features from the original as an answer to some of the feedback we got, but keeps a lot of the pet's original characteristics. The silver crystals are on their own layer for easier editing/removal and transparency needs. Hopefully you enjoy having this new alternate base to work with as an option. :3
We're a bit off track on our original Raw schedule due to the art delays, so here's the plan!
Raw Crystals will create the Dosk, Condyl, and Trill through mid-March to give you a full 2 months+ to play with the lines and create customs.
In mid-March, we will introduce a pair of Raws that will be creatable for two months as usual, and then get back on our one pet per cycle track.
Thanks for your patience through all of our adjustments!
Normally we offer Antiquity Staves once a year, but have made them available for a week as a bonus to go along with our Raw announcement. You can purchase the staves from the GP Shop now through January 4th at 11:59 p.m.!
Hope you enjoy everything!
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:10pm
Cart of Geodes
The Cart of Geodes should now be functioning properly thanks to Yasu!
We'll be adding additional pets and items to the premium shop in the New Year for you to spend your mined geodes on. :3
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:00am