Trivia & Raffles!
This week's Raffle Crystal winner is:
Who had a whopping 635 crystals out of 15,788 total and won a set of NPC charms!
This week's prize is something very, very special, so I expect to see a big total crystal number!
That's right, you will win this custom Xaoc. :3 Pretty nice, eh?
The trivia has been updated!
The free custom winners have been drawn!
(#7780) out of 177........(#703) out of 83........(#618) out of 63
(#482) out of 247........(#5294) out of 88........(#24506) out of 277
(#1858) out of 183........(#1002) out of 21........(#11625) out of 33
Congratulations to the winners!
I'll be sending these out in the morning. :3
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Thu Nov 3, 2011 3:35am
Battle Update, Art Gallery, Carving Voting
Adventure/Battle System Update
Yasu wanted me to let you know that tonight around 2 AM AST the adventure and battle systems will be going down for about an hour for maintenance. He may have to wipe battles that you're engaged in, so make sure you finish up any by that time!
He will also be adding OCOs and OCCs to merchants/chests, so you'll have another day to try and obtain those. I'll make an announcement when they've been successfully added.
Art Gallery Winners
The Art Gallery has been judged! The theme was Halloween and everyone submitted outstanding entries, but I ultimately chose these six:
This week's theme is Pets in Costumes
(Can be IRL pets or drawn, etc.)
Pumpkin Carving Contest Voting!
You guys did an absolutely phenomenal job with this contest and I had so much fun going through all the entries and seeing what you came up with, so I hope you had just as good of a time carving. If you haven't gone through the thread yet, definitely take a look when you have a chance.
I tried to pick a variety of entries that used different techniques, subject matter, execution, and of course the final glowing image, so here are the carvings you're voting on! One vote per person. The top three will take home prizes!
To vote, please include the phrase "CARVING #__" in your news comment. For example, if you want to vote for Carving 1, please comment "CARVING #1."
#1 - Standing Stones
#2 - Chaos Cooking
#3 - Breeding Coin
#4 - Arak
#5 - Frost Cereus
#6 - Spider Infested Maki
#7 - Paleo Day Potion
#8 - Brewing up Trouble
#9 - Nightmare Fuel Meep
Pumpkin Carving voting will last until Nov 3rd at 11:59 PM AST.
Trivia & Raffle Crystal updates will be after I get home from work. XD
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Wed Nov 2, 2011 2:53pm
Welcome to November Part II!
Monthly Contests and Events
Here's some things we have running for the month of November!
December Monthly Pets - GP Shop
Reward: 3 SP -or- 15 GP -or- $15 via PayPal and a copy of pet.
December Monthly Pets - BP Shop
Reward: 2 SP -or- 10 GP -or- $10 via PayPal and copy of pet.
December Monthly Customs - Holiday Tunes Theme
Reward: 1 SP -or- 5 GP and and GCC or Silver Potion.
Titbird Day - November 11th
Thanksgiving - November 24th
It's time to give away nine customs designed during October under the theme Guy Fawkes Day!
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."
You may only request one custom, may only request once, and only one person will randomly win each custom.
You have until November 2 at 11:59 PM Aywas time to make your choice!
Contact Visark (185) if you made one of the above pets!
Later tonight I'll be announcing art gallery winners and we'll do some pumpkin carving contest voting! :3
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Tue Nov 1, 2011 2:29pm
Even though our Halloween festivities are still underway, I do have some November announcements for you!
How ironic that in a time of plenty, Famine is upon us...
Yes, it's that time of year again!
For an entire month, we can enjoy communal torture, hand cramps, long nights, and lots of caffeine.
Not sure what I'm talking about? It's National Novel Writing Month, where the challenge is to write a 50,000-word novel between November 1st and the 30th!
To give you some incentive and encouragement, we've opened up a brand new NaNo board (complete with instructions) to post your progress on, and we of course have prizes!
15,000 words --- Pen Blade + Metal Custom Crystal
30,000 words --- Quil Sword + Pen Blade + Blue Custom Crystal
50,000 words --- Literature Shield + Quil Sword + Pen Blade + Gold Custom Crystal
GP Shop Pets
These pets are available in the Cash Shop for November!
BP Shop Pets
These pets are available in the BP Shop for November as well!
If you made one of the above pets, please contact Visark (185) for your payment!
Premium Item/Monthly Potion & Lunaris
The Essence of November is the new monthly potion and also your new premium item.
Those of you with a birthday this month will receive a lovely Citrine Lunaris!
I'll have part II of this announcement tomorrow afternoon. :3
Night, folks, and Happy Halloween! Hope you all had a great night and got lots of candy.
I know I'm enjoying the goodies
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Tue Nov 1, 2011 1:38am
As the clock strikes midnight, three of the horses vanish into the crevice that has split the stage. Only one remains, its purple skin barely visible through the smoke. It takes a couple of steps forward and lifts its head, addressing the people around it in a sharp, cruel voice.
"A wise choice - you have chosen Famine. Very soon, your crops will start failing. The food you have stored in your houses will begin to mold and blacken. Anything in your possession that was once edible will become hard as stone. You will scour a once-green world in search of anything to place in your stomachs, but there will be nothing. Your suffering will be great, and you shall always be hungry, attacking each other in search of a morsel. The precious commodity you need to live will slowly crumble to dust, and you'll soon be turning on each other in search of sustenance... in choosing me, this world is doomed."
There are a couple of fanatics near the front of the stage that begin pulling foods from their possessions and tossing them onto the stage. To their amazement, the food items crumble as soon as they roll within a couple feet of the great Famine horse. Even a simple can thrown in that direction begins to collapse on itself, the food within becoming destroyed.
Most are quite pleased that hunger isn't as important in Adventure as it used to be.
Famine will be bringing a new shop to Ay soon! You have only seen the beginning of this Apocalypse beast.
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Tue Nov 1, 2011 12:18am
The Apocalypse Nears
"Time is ticking. You only have a few hours left to choose your fate."
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:28pm
Explore Pets - Ara Edition?!
How interesting! It seems we have some Ay pets dressed as Ara pets, who are themselves dressed as something else. A costume within a costume. Deception? *scratches chin*
Maki, Oske and Chromo colourations submitted here throughout the coming week will net you 10 GP instead of the normal 3 GP! Don't forget the fabulous Mauri of #1010 knows more about pet colourations than you could shake a stick at, and is always on hand to answer any questions you might have about our weekly Explore releases.
Erienne has some super duper awesome Hallowe'en goodies below, so make sure you've checked everything out! For those of you awaiting HA goodies from myself, I'll be giving priority to Hallowe'en related items so that you may trick or treat in style.
Have fun you little rotters - and if you're out tonight, stay safe!
Posted by Captain Visark (#185) on Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:20pm
Halloween Extravaganza 2011!!
Is everyone enjoying their goodie bags? :3
In the Ghost Bag you will find cute little candies to give your pets or send to friends as treats! The Spooky Goodie Bag is filled with tons of silly pumpkins and candy, but if you're lucky, you may get one of these potions:
The Batty Potion will give you a rare/hybrid not available in the shops or Haunted House! The Ghostly Potion works the same way but is filled with uncommon pets. The Soul Potion will give you a random pet stocking in the Trash Shop. The Arak Potion will give you a random arak coloration, though you may want to hold onto it until we get some more! These pets can also be obtained the usual ways (Rogue zaps, TREs, other potions, etc!).
These cute, emoticon pumpkin collectables also might come in handy later today in the museum. :)
Lorin has informed me that his Seasonal Shop is now full of Halloween pets and goodies for you and your HA!
Spenser is also getting in on the annual celebration with some new treasures in his Trash Shop.
The Skull Potion is unique to the Trash Shop and will give you a random pet from the Seasonal Shop if you'd like to try your luck!
Everyone will be receiving one of these pretty lantern collectables in honor of the Lights On/Off community game that we play together! Not sure how it works? If you want to give out treats (or tricks), put "Lights On" in your username. People will come "knocking" at your door by posting on your profile or sending you a message as a trick-or-treater and you can send them a little gift or a trick message in response! When you go offline or are afk, or don't want to play, either put "Lights Off" in your name or just leave your name normal.
Do NOT go knocking if the person isn't playing the game, and I don't want to see any begging.
I'll be sending out things to everyone or random online users all day. :3
(And will be filling treasure chests and the cauldron--don't worry, it'll stay open a bit longer since it's been pretty quiet.)
I have some more things to add later, but I think this is a pretty good way to kick off the celebration amid the impending Apocalypse, don't you?
(Voting closes tonight at midnight!)
The Seasonal Shop and Trash Shop will be featuring Halloween pets and items until November 8, 11:59 PM!
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:17pm
The Aywas Apocalypse
Conquest & Death
The amphitheater-like news area begins to shake. Citizens seated around the stage scream, some of them immediately leaving on Quetzals or Griffins waiting just outside the building. Others try to stampede from the stands, but the sheer mass of people present makes it nigh impossible. Most quiver in their seats, praying to the gods that they'll survive.
A massive crack splits the stage, and steam and smoke pours from it. It's like a mouth, a large, black, gaping slice from the stone. The fumes make the onlookers near the front gag and gasp for fresher air. Those further away see forms shifting about in the gray smoke. A blast of wind clears the stage, revealing the four standing in front of the gouge in the platform.
The beasts are ten feet tall at the shoulders, each of them a different color - one is white, one is green, one is purple, and one is red. No longer moving, they stand perfectly still, their hollow eyes looking out over the terrified people before them.
"We are the beasts of the Apocalypse," they say. None of their mouths are moving, but the voice seems to come from all four. "It is too late to run from us now. We have breeched this world, and it will now suffer a thousand years under one of our control. We have decided to be so kind as to let you choose which ruler you desire."
Famine & War
So which do you choose?
Psst, that means vote! Make sure you include that #, it's very important!
(who will be bringing you more Halloween goodies in the afternoon!)
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:03am
OCCs and OCOs
Go get 'em!
Posted by Eri & Dew (#17) on Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:08am