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Just a few quick Teo PSD things!

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As more and more Teos are being released, my Dropbox is starting to feel the strain of hosting all the PSDs. As such on July 31st I will be removing all current PSDs to make space for the new ones.

Don't panic!

I will be keeping the PSDs on my computer, and can temporarily upload a PSD to my public folder for users to collect if they have lost the original download, or have recently purchased it and not been given the PSD. I will also be ensuring they are all uploaded to the Breeding drive for the artists (at least half of the Gen1 teos are already there, but I will re-upload my entire folder to ensure none I have are missed).

Any Teos released on and after July 31st will still be handed out the same way I have been =)




On the note of future releases - we still have plenty of Teo sets to be released with the GP bonus! We've had and still have sets from an amazing number of artists that we know people climb over each other to get slots with - so if you have been holding back because you weren't sure if we had more, hold back no longer! Take them before I run away with them all and have Slash chasing me down XD




Which leads me to our gorgeous Teo artists - this is a request that when Slash accepts your set that you PM the PSDs to me, with the name you want the set to be known by. This ensures that users get their PSDs as soon as possible, without having to impact on your time or storage space ^^

Posted by lyro (#55750) on Sun Jul 6, 2014 3:29pm

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Idolias and Artists, oh my!

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Good afternoon! I have a few little announcements during your regularly scheduled breeding season. :3




As a little extra bonus, from the 4th until the 10th, when breeding season ends, all BC breedings that are submitted with an Idolia Mask have a 50% chance of receiving an Idolia, instead of the usual 25%! If faceless babies are your thing, then this is your chance!




We are also looking for interested folks that wish to be on the contract LBC or BC teams! There are no set 'spots' -- this is more of an interest check to see if folks would apply and to see if we can expand our team with more talent. Pay is $5/baby for LBC, and $15/baby for BC, with $20/baby for edit potion breedings.

If you are interested please look here, in Breeding Chat for the applications, and send them to aywas.breeding@gmail.com for review. If we're interested in your work, we will contact you as soon as possible.

For any other questions, please don't hesitate to drop an email to the above address!

Posted by lyro (#55750) on Fri Jul 4, 2014 3:15pm

Comments: 17


Welcome to a new team member

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Let's give a warm welcome to our new developer, DDV (#60843)!

DDV is a professional who will be working on our database, server, and code optimization. We hope to see great gains in speed and efficiency with his work. We may also be seeing big changes in infrastructure, which could include a move into cloud servers instead of our dedicated server set up. There's a lot ahead of us!

The current sale is an excellent way to support this optimization project while getting the most bang for your buck. This is going to be a very expensive project, so your help is definitely needed to make sure we can afford to bring Aywas up to speed with what's expected from web technology while also being able to handle usual funding costs.

Here's a bright future!

Posted by J.A.K. (#15) on Thu Jul 3, 2014 5:57pm

Comments: 32


Hybrids, incoming! And a new species!

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Breeding Season has officially started with the introduction of our new hybrids! This means that the Breeding Season purchasing bonuses will be valid until July 10, 2014 at 11:59 PM.


Codu
Soli x Chromo

These creatures are very docile and enjoy spending their time drifting about on the waves. While they're capable of defending themselves with neurotoxins in their tentacles, they'd rather not.


Jadoni
Unus x Plio

Jadoni are energetic aquatic beasts that can be found having competitions with each other to see who can jump the highest out of the water or who can jump over dams.



This means that Breeding Coins and Breeding Coin packages will be available in the GP Shop until July 10, 2014 11:59 PM. Enjoy them!




Something new has made its way into the rare ranks of Ay! The new Orbkin species is an alternate use for the Embryo Pearl.



This means that Embryo Pearls can make a metal (no edits) Orbweaver SCC, or a 50% edited Orbkin rare pet. If you don't remember how to get an Embryo Pearl, they are a reward that breeding artists earn when they turn their lists in on time.



Teo Eggs are still in stock for their promotional tier. Grab one before July 10, 2014 at 11:59 PM.

Teo artist applications are still designated open.


Enjoy breeding season!

Posted by J.A.K. (#15) on Thu Jul 3, 2014 2:29pm

Comments: 39


Monthly HA Now In Stock

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


Basing is still accepting entries, and the vote will go ahead as planned on the 8th!

Good luck everyone =)

Posted by Eveglori (#2775) on Thu Jul 3, 2014 9:21am

Comments: 9


Forum Post Count & more!

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Extra, extra! Two quick announcements for you. :3

The first is that forum post counts now appear to be fixed!
So, if yours had gotten reset during the glitched period over the weekend, it should be back to normal.

If you are a veteran player and were around for Version 1, you'll probably notice that your post count is higher than it has been recently. This is because Yasu changed how the post count script was written, and it now includes posts that had been "reset"/not counted when we switched forums years ago.

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The second announcement is a personal one!

I am very rarely away from Aywas for more than a few hours, but I am packing up my things tonight and traveling for a few days to attend a wedding. I will be back on Sunday, so if you need immediate assistance while I'm away, please contact another staff member. (I will have WiFi, and will still be checking in, but I won't be able to do much.) Otherwise, I'll get to your request as soon as I can upon my return.

See you soon! <3

- Eri

Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Wed Jul 2, 2014 7:00pm

Comments: 31


Trivia & Weekly Raffle!

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Weekly Raffle

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This week's raffle winner is:
papapapuffy (#40943)
Who had 53 crystals out of 15,091 total and won a pair of X-Ray Goggles!

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Congratulations!


Next week's winner will receive...



A Breeding Coin in honor of breeding season!


Set a reminder to snag those crystals!


Trivia

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The trivia has been updated!
Last week's questions and answers revealed!

Which of these sources is appropriate for a custom pet
artwork I made or purchased

Where on site can you get paid to listen to an NPC vent frustrations?
Talk to Xero

How many spheres do you need to turn in to unlock Zapping?
9

What information is not necessarily contained in the silver species database entry?
Artist

This item "hits you when you stand up... with a 2 by 4."
Long Island Iced Tea

Where can you find a list of current official site SCC artists?
The Knowledge Base

What programmer recently added the ability to mass exchange geodes?
Tiff (#9437)

When will Mosh's 21+1 Birthday Party Event end?
June 29th at 11:59 p.m

What shop carries a rotating stock of pets that, once removed from the shop, will be retired?
Miksa's Exotic Pet Emporium

What pet "enjoys rolling in the soil of areas that have recently been burned"?
Foxglove Kernal



How many questions will you get correct this week?
Good luck!

Be sure to check out the Free Monthly Custom Game below as well. :3

- Eri

Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Wed Jul 2, 2014 6:39pm

Comments: 7


Free Monthly Custom Game!

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It's time to give away nine free customs designed during June under the theme of Flight!

To play the free custom game, please include the phrase "CUSTOM #__" in your news comment. For example, if you want Custom 1, please comment "CUSTOM #1."

Don't lose out on a chance to win one of these customs by voting incorrectly!

Custom One = bad.
Custom1 = bad.
Custom#1 = bad.
Custom #1 = good!
I love custom #1! = good!


Here we go!

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1................................................2................................................3

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4................................................5................................................6
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7................................................8................................................9

Please contact Kyu (#1010) for your prize if you designed one of these customs!
If one of your creations didn't make it in, we highly suggest entering it as a site pet submission here if you don't want to sell/keep it. :)


You have until July 6th at 11:59 p.m. to get your vote in!
One vote per account.

Good luck!

Want to see one of YOUR creations featured in the monthly free custom game?
Enter your submission for August here! The theme is Polar Opposites.
(Please also remember to ensure your submissions follow standard custom/pet rules.)

- Eri

Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Wed Jul 2, 2014 5:31pm

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Art Gallery

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Art Gallery

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The art gallery has been judged!
The theme was Aywas Nightlife* and we received a lot of fun entries that tackled the theme in pretty cool ways!

Here are our featured winners:






They won:

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Congratulations!

The current theme is Lemonade Stands!
Draw a lemonade stand scene, make a physical lemonade stand, create a shadowbox lemonade stand--anything Aywas + lemonade stand-related works for this one. Any medium is acceptable. Feel free to incorporate our pets, items, NPCs, locations, etc. as desired. :3 Have fun with it!
Official Aywas stock is permitted for this theme.

Good luck!


- Eri

Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Wed Jul 2, 2014 9:52am

Comments: 5


Teo Ticket - July's Premium Item

Items

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The premium monthly item has been set!
When you collect your item this month, you will find a Teo Ticket.

We're trying out something a little different this month! The Teo Ticket is essentially a raffle ticket. Having this item in your inventory will automatically enter you into a raffle for a Rare Teo egg, and a winner will be drawn after the month ends (to give everyone time to grab their ticket!).

After the winner is selected, all existing Teo Ticket items will then be changed into a permanent, regenerating Teo-based alcoholic drink.

(And if you're curious, yes, it's fine to buy/sell/trade the Teo Ticket if you'd like, but you need at least one Teo Ticket in your inventory at the time of the raffle to be eligible. I'll post reminders and a final date/time when the raffle will be drawn. :3)

- Eri

Posted by lyro (#55750) on Wed Jul 2, 2014 8:35am

Comments: 19