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Shopping Cart + Jeweled Legacy Items

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We are happy to announce that the Shopping Cart is working and live in the USD shop! You can now put together a cart of items you want to purchase (and the amounts of each item) and check out for all of those items at once.

We have decided to return the USD item prices to their original whole-dollar amounts (EG, a $4.99 item is now $5.00) because the penny difference was messing with the bonuses people were getting (or not getting, in this case). The GP price will stay the same.

To celebrate, we have the Jeweled Legacy items released in the USD Shop! The Jeweled Crystal Stave will allow you to make a Jeweled common base from any month, and the Jeweled Hybrid Stave will allow you to make a Jeweled hybrid base from any month.


Posted by JAK (#15) on Sat Apr 4, 2015 10:49pm

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The Family Tree + More

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Our April coder has put together a rather neat feature for you guys to enjoy! Head on over to the Phoenix Tree to be able to look at your pet's lineage.

This allows you to look at the lineage of your pet at a glance. If you want to make sure you're not about to undergo some inbreeding, a lineage is a great place to start.

You can also see a warning before your premium is about to expire.

I wonder what this could be... does anyone know?
Maybe it's something coming soon.

Posted by JAK (#15) on Fri Apr 3, 2015 8:23pm

Comments: 51

Welcome to April - Part 2

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Breeding Season is upon us, which means that two new hybrid species have been released!

Inciri (Suune x Sors) and Regius (Soli x Shen)

This also means that Breeding Coins have cycled back into the GP Shop (until 4/10). Hurrah! But that's not all the hybrids available...

What's this? A new rare hybrid has been spotted! It's the Emaia, a hybrid between the Teo and the Spino. Rare hybrids, like Neuras, Emaia, and Violinns, can be bred using their own special item... as we'll get to below!

Two new items are stocking in the USD Shop: the Transitional Fossil Egg (the item used to breed the new rare hybrid) and the Grand Edit Potion (a Breeding Coin upgrade allowing for one offspring with 75% edits). They both have Knowledge Base entries.

The Transitional Fossil is $50.00 and the Grand Edit Potion is $25.00.

These items are a little different because, being USD funded items, they have a special way of handling predicts that we are slowly trying out. When using a TFE or a Grand Edit Potion, the player may choose any artist who wants to make a predict for them and have Aywas pay the artist for the predict (yes, you can do your own breeding, if you're an artist).

The Transitional Fossil Egg is a 50% edited baby whose predict pays $20.
The Grand Edit Potion produces one 75% edited baby whose predict pays $20. If you have a Transitional Fossil Egg with a Grand Edit Potion, the predict pays $25.

On the site breeding artist end, these items pay even more to a site artist, allowing them to enjoy the benefit of the items as well.

Of course, what kind of Breeding Season would this be if there wasn't a chance to spend some Bonus Credit? You've been saving that up since Christmas, right? Head on over to the Bonus Credit page to take advantage of breeding for an Emaia and your favorite hybrid right away -- along with some useful breeding add-on items.

Some brand new Jeweled Crystal pets have rolled in! Do any of these catch your fancy?

Or perhaps Jeweled Hybrids are more to your interest? Check out the batch here for April.

How many of you would like to see a Jeweled Legacy item? One that allows you to make a Jeweled custom from a previous month? Tell us in the comments below.

Every so often, we'll post a challenge to our Oekaki Boards, encouraging players to submit to the new Challenges Board with their entries.

The current challenge is to design a hybrid between any two species of your choice. The challenge ends on 4/7/2015, and the prize--to the artist with the highest rating--is a Breeding Coin. Because it's breeding season, of course.


Last month's BP Challenge was fun, and drained a lot of BP from the economy, but it ended too quickly! Thus, we have a much more lofty goal in mind for this challenge...


This should keep the event running at least for two weeks, we're hoping. Hoping...

There are twenty five tiers, twenty five exciting bases to unlock. The BP Sink is now under the Play tab, so you can access it easily whenever a BP Sink is going on.

We said that we were going to retire the Mineral Crystal from the BP Shop at the end of March, but we forgot to post a warning. So here's a warning! We'll be removing the Mineral Crystal from the BP Shop on 4/5/2015, so be sure to grab any last ones you want to snag.

Have you been paying attention to what our April coder has been accomplishing since the last news post update? In case you missed it, here's a list:

- Enabled Future Custom for Scavenger Hunt Winning Team
- Reason for Sending Items to other players
- Fixed Preview Custom Item bug for female HAs
- Fixed (another) View All Comments bug on Profiles
- Notes for Trading Post Offers
- Added Trading Post Item Search
- Special Characters allowed in Pet Names (look)
- Fixed "My Pets" error for user with large lairs
- Fixed bug where regenerating items used from deposit box don't show up on the regen page
- Added "Delete" button for your expired Pet Auctions

It was totally worth hiring her, wasn't it?

Have a great April, and look forward to our upcoming Easter Event! We also have some Baby Pets releasing soon and some Critter Camp charity SCCs--a fennec fox and a red fox. How cool is that?

Posted by JAK (#15) on Thu Apr 2, 2015 3:04am

Comments: 101

Welcome to April!

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Welcome to the month of April, a time of bunnies and babbies!

Take a refreshing stroll outside with one of our beautiful GP Shop pets!


Or go off the beaten path with one of our fun-loving BP Shop pets!


If you colored one of these awesome pets, please contact Kyu (#1010) for your payment!
Make sure to include your PayPal address if you are opting for the USD option.
We will also be collecting pet PSDs directly from the thread, so you no longer have to send them in. However, please make sure you keep the links active for two weeks (at least until mid-April) so we have time to snag 'em for science


The Essence of April 2015 will randomly change your active pet into one of the colors above. Try a sip of this healthy juice and see what you get!


The premium monthly item is a Boring Egg. Congratulations.
Maybe it'll open into something useful after the holiday magic in Ay kicks in...
(read: yes, it will. XD)

Have a party, it's your birthday!
It's that time of year again, where the Aywas zodiac calendar resets and switches over to a new birthday Lunaris theme for the next twelve months.

After taking inspiration from community ideas, I am excited to announce that our new theme is... moons! (We had so many great ideas generated from the Think Tank thread, so rest assured that we'll use many of those for future yearly themes!)

The Pink Moon Lunaris you see above will be reigning over the skies through the entire month of April; a new Lunaris will take over on May 1st.

Don't forget to check out the birthday link to claim your gift from Aywas on your big day! Need to change your birthday? Click here!


The new monthly contests have been announced!

May Monthly Pets - BP Shop: Enter

May Monthly Pets - GP Shop: Enter

May Monthly Customs
Theme: Lei Day

Good luck with your entries!


The Nova custom creators have returned to their respective GP/BP shops for April and May, then will cycle back into the Premium Outlet for June.


Coding Corner
A monthly update from behind the scenes.

We have a lot of exciting things going on this month!
- In case you missed it, we just had a Mystery Ticket sale that will fund all sorts of goodies throughout April.
- Two brand new Raw pets were also announced today!
- Since we have Easter coming up, you can look forward to the return of the Easter Egg Field and some other fun seasonal festivities. :3
- We also have new hybrids coming up and some other surprises in store for you!


Cheers! <3

- Eri

Posted by Eri & -- (#17) on Wed Apr 1, 2015 8:33pm

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New Raw Pets!

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Wondrous and new Raw pets have appeared!




... Raw Fish!
Wait, what? That can't be right.
Let's try this again, shall we?




... the Horuset and the Mephis!
Click the images above to download the respective PSDs.

You might recognize these two critters as finalists from our Raw - Visual contest. Since we had such great feedback for all of the designs, we wanted to use as many of them as possible for future concept bases. :3 If you were attached to some of the Descriptive ideas, never fear! You'll see some of those appear as upcoming Raw pets as well. n_n

The Horuset and Mephis are creatable through June 1st at 11:59 p.m.


Since we haven't had a weekend coloring contest in a while, here's your chance to dazzle us with your color mastery!
Official Horuset Coloring Contest: Enter | Official Mephis Coloring Contest: Enter
Both contests end Sunday April 5th at 11:59 p.m., so be sure to get your entries in by then!


For the Raw crew that's cycling out--the Dosk, Condyl, and Trillaling--you have until April 5th at 11:59 p.m. to get any last-minute submissions in, then they will all be absorbed into the Antiquity Staves.


- Eri

Posted by Eri & -- (#17) on Wed Apr 1, 2015 5:57pm

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Monthly HA Contest


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

Last month earned the following:
GP Set: 121 GP per artist
BP Set: 33,700,000 BP per artist
Premium Set: 2100 PP per artist

Want in on the action? Well, phase one - the basing contest - is open and waiting for entries!
Head here to submit your design. Fingers crossed you can all squeeze this month in!

This Month's Schedule:
Basing Thread: April 1st
Basing Vote: April 8th
Colouring Thread: April 10th
Colouring Vote: April 26th
Release: May 1st

Posted by Eve (#2775) on Wed Apr 1, 2015 10:34am

Comments: 25

Programming incoming!

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The Mystery Ticket and PMBC sales both end tonight at 11:59 PM! If you'd like to take advantage of this sale, be sure to get your order in before then (for EU users, that'd mean sending the order e-mail).

We raised the money to hire our new coder for the month! She's already gotten a lot done in the past day:

Public Crystal Check Archive
If you want your crystal check to be in the public archive you can choose to "opt in" and allow it to be visible in there.

Custom Item Preview - allows you to preview your custom items on the HA base before you send them off to Eveglori.

"Send Funds" link on profiles. "Auctions" links on profiles.
"Private Lots" in the Trading Post
Fixed HA Contest Timer
Fixed "View All Comments" in User Profile SQL Error
Fixed Deposit Box Upgrade Search

Imagine what she'll do tomorrow...

Posted by JAK (#15) on Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:22pm

Comments: 48

Art Gallery


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Art Gallery


The art gallery has been judged!
The theme was Hybrid Hybrids and we received so many amazing entries! The Nimbus was quite the popular fellow, too.

Here are our featured winners:


They won:



The current theme is Easter*!
Any medium is acceptable, just make sure it's Aywas-related as always. <3
As a starred (*) theme, you can enter this even if you've won recently or plan on entering upcoming contests.
Official Aywas stock is not permitted for this theme.

Good luck!

Some new themes have also been added!

March 29th - April 4th: Easter*
April 5th - April 11th: Lunaris*
April 12th - April 18th: Spring and/or Autumn
April 19th - April 25th: Baby Pets*
April 26th - May 2nd: HA Wardrobe

Remember, if you have an idea for an Art Gallery theme, please share it with us here! This thread in the Think Tank is always open, and I reference it frequently when creating new themes. :)

Thank you!

- Eri

Posted by Eri & -- (#17) on Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:22pm

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Pet Shop Stock Will Change Soon!


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Hello everyone! I wanted to give you a bit of a heads up that I'll be changing the stock in my shop come April 6th! So if you want to own any of these pretty pets I currently am selling, you should buy them before April 6th. On April 6th they will be permanently retired and new pets will take their place!

Posted by Kyu & Mauri (#1010) on Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:56pm

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Oekaki Board + Programming!

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We have a brand new feature for everyone to enjoy! The new Oekaki Art Boards are available for users to draw on. If you are familiar with oekaki boards, go right ahead and enjoy!

In case you didn't know, an oekaki board is a java applet that allows you to draw right on your web browser and upload the picture to the Aywas Oekaki Galleries. There, other players can enjoy and comment on your artwork. Be sure to read the Knowledge Base on the Oekaki Boards to help you configure Java to use the boards, as well as read over the rules.

A new forum board has been created to discuss the oekaki boards, as well as help troubleshoot issues with Java and your browser if you are having difficult accessing the boards.

The Mystery Box is open again, funding a month's work time from this new coder!

We really like this new coder (one of our community members, Rems (#26), so you might know them if you joined Aywas early on). They set up the applet and its gallery/board feature within a day, which is very impressive. This coder has April off university to work on Aywas and gave us a flat rate for her time, so let's see if we can hire her on.

Mystery Box Tickets come free with every purchase of $5 in GP or USD Items. This lasts for roughly 24 hours, same as last time. Yes, the PMBC sale is stacking with it! As always, if you decide to go the USD Items route, send me a message with your total when you are done.

Assuming we are able to hire her on for the month, stop by the Suggestions forum and post any ideas you have for her to make, so we can make the most of our month. New features, additions or upgrades to old features, post support on ideas you like, etc. (Please note we likely won't be editing Adventure because we're currently in the process of working on it with another programmer.)

On another note, we are currently five SCC bases away from running another BP Sink Event, so if you're an SCC artist and want to make a base for that event, contact me! It'd be nice to start off April with one like we did with March.

Enjoy the oekaki boards, looking forward to seeing what everyone draws!

Posted by JAK (#15) on Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:21pm

Comments: 50