19 Temporary Server Shutdown at 3AM PST 2/20/03Edit
- Announcement Temporary Server Shutdown at 3AM PST 2/20/03 - VO Wed Feb 19, 2003 9:04 pm
20 Server Back Up ^^Edit
- Announcement Server Back Up ^^ - CP Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:37 am
20 Next Updates InfoEdit
- Announcement Next Updates Info - VO Thu Feb 20, 2003 3:27 pm
21 Solution to SPAMEdit
- Announcement Solution to SPAM - VO Fri Feb 21, 2003 9:07 pm
22 GUILDS Forum has been added.Edit
- Announcement GUILDS Forum has been added. - VO Sat Feb 22, 2003 6:15 pm
24 Not Receiving E-mail Activation?Edit
- Announcement Not Receiving E-mail Activation? - Ling Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:00 am
04 UPDATE 3/4/03Edit
- Announcement UPDATE 3/4/03 - VO Tue Mar 04, 2003 7:33 am
12 UPDATE 3/12/03Edit
- Announcement UPDATE 3/12/03 - VO Wed Mar 12, 2003 2:31 pm
19 Server upgrade todayEdit
- Announcement Server upgrade today - lanzer Wed Mar 19, 2003 2:38 pm
20 Shutdown and rollback announcementEdit
- Announcement Shutdown and rollback announcement - lanzer Thu Mar 20, 2003 4:26 am
25 Items List and Rare Items System added!Edit
- Announcement Items List and Rare Items System added! - L0cke Tue Mar 25, 2003 12:17 am
01 New Gaia PersonalsEdit
- Announcement New Gaia Personals - L0cke Tue Apr 01, 2003 4:30 am
16 Update Preview!Edit
- Announcement Update Preview! - Ling Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:01 pm
20 Easter Egg Hunt event!!!Edit
- Announcement Easter Egg Hunt event!!! - L0cke Sun Apr 20, 2003 12:21 pm
25 New Items Update 4/25Edit
- Announcement New Items Update 4/25 - Ling Fri Apr 25, 2003 4:48 pm
27 Server Shutdown NoticeEdit
- Announcement Server Shutdown Notice - L0cke Sun Apr 27, 2003 6:57 pm
01 Store Update 05/01Edit
- Announcement Store Update 05/01 - Ling Thu May 01, 2003 10:17 pm
19 UPDATE Coming SoonEdit
- Announcement UPDATE Coming Soon - VO Mon May 19, 2003 3:55 pm
20 GAMBINO UPDATEEdit
- Announcement GAMBINO UPDATE - VO Tue May 20, 2003 3:59 am
- Announcement New Feature - Second Chance for rares and glowing links! - lanzer Sat May 24, 2003 2:16 am
24 Rare Item Price ChangeEdit
- Announcement Rare Item Price Change - L0cke Sat May 24, 2003 2:22 pm
24 System Upgrade Next WeekEdit
- Announcement System Upgrade Next Week - lanzer Sat May 24, 2003 9:50 pm
24 Seeking Sponsors and Donations Accepted.Edit
- Announcement Seeking Sponsors and Donations Accepted. - lanzer Sat May 24, 2003 9:58 pm
27 Server shutdown noticeEdit
- Announcement Server shutdown notice - lanzer Tue May 27, 2003 9:44 pm
30 New servers online!Edit
- Announcement New servers online! - lanzer Fri May 30, 2003 11:09 am
31 Rollback and Server shutdown in one hourEdit
- Announcement Rollback and Server shutdown in one hour - lanzer Sat May 31, 2003 4:55 pm
31 Rollback and rare item restoration explainedEdit
- Announcement Rollback and rare item restoration explained - lanzer Sat May 31, 2003 9:48 pm
03 Art Arena - Top 10 drawings now rotated monthlyEdit
- Announcement Art Arena - Top 10 drawings now rotated monthly - lanzer Tue Jun 03, 2003 2:23 am
06 Gaia Email and referral system now on-line!Edit
- Announcement Gaia Email and referral system now on-line! - lanzer Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:39 pm
11 About hackers and hacking attemptsEdit
- Announcement About hackers and hacking attempts - lanzer Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:15 am
12 Signature control now in placeEdit
- Announcement Signature control now in place - lanzer Thu Jun 12, 2003 12:02 am
16 New chatroom is here!Edit
- Announcement New chatroom is here! - lanzer Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:33 pm
17 New items update!Edit
- Announcement New items update! - lanzer Tue Jun 17, 2003 1:59 pm
25 Upcoming server upgradesEdit
- Announcement Upcoming server upgrades - lanzer Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:19 am
27 The Gaia moderators are here.Edit
- Announcement The Gaia moderators are here. - lanzer Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:13 pm
28 No spamming on the Art Arena and Link List pleaseEdit
- Announcement No spamming on the Art Arena and Link List please - lanzer Sat Jun 28, 2003 2:17 pm
01 Thank you for all your donations, and about the haloEdit
- Announcement Thank you for all your donations, and about the halo - lanzer Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:00 am
01 Please turn off all scripts and macros used on GaiaEdit
- Announcement Please turn off all scripts and macros used on Gaia - lanzer Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:27 pm
07 New Server Upgrades Coming SoonEdit
- Announcement New Server Upgrades Coming Soon - VO Mon Jul 07, 2003 4:43 pm
11 Main page revampEdit
- Announcement Main page revamp - Ling Fri Jul 11, 2003 4:30 pm
14 Database error - rollback to July 12Edit
- Announcement Database error - rollback to July 12 - lanzer Mon Jul 14, 2003 5:46 pm
- Announcement Updates - L0cke Mon Jul 21, 2003 1:49 am
30 July Donation Item Released!Edit
- Announcement July Donation Item Released! - L0cke Wed Jul 30, 2003 7:17 am
12 Last warning for those running automated scripts or macrosEdit
- Announcement Last warning for those running automated scripts or macros - lanzer Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:24 pm
13 False Hacker EmailEdit
- Announcement False Hacker Email - L0cke Wed Aug 13, 2003 6:21 pm
14 Introduction of Forum SubcategoriesEdit
- Announcement Introduction of Forum Subcategories - Ling Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:51 pm
- Announcement New banner ads on Gaia - lanzer Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:57 pm
25 August Donation Item Released!Edit
- Announcement August Donation Item Released! - VO Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:41 am
28 Item Update!Edit
- Announcement Item Update! - VO Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:29 am
04 A final word about scripts and macros (botting)Edit
- Announcement A final word about scripts and macros (botting) - lanzer Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:02 pm
15 Post deletion on ChatterboxEdit
- Announcement Post deletion on Chatterbox - lanzer Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:13 am
24 September Donation Items Released ^_^!Edit
- Announcement September Donation Items Released ^_^! - L0cke Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:05 am
07 Rollback due to hardware errorEdit
- Announcement Rollback due to hardware error - lanzer Tue Oct 07, 2003 11:34 am
07 New hardware installed.Edit
- Announcement New hardware installed. - lanzer Tue Oct 07, 2003 11:39 am
08 To all users using the Opera web browserEdit
- Announcement To all users using the Opera web browser - lanzer Wed Oct 08, 2003 2:31 pm
14 Maintenance Downtime tonightEdit
- Announcement Maintenance Downtime tonight - lanzer Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:02 am
16 It's that time of the year! >:DEdit
- Announcement It's that time of the year! >:D - VO Thu Oct 16, 2003 6:06 am
25 October Donation Items Released! ^_^Edit
- Announcement October Donation Items Released! ^_^ - VO Sat Oct 25, 2003 7:24 am
26 Servers down for maintenanceEdit
- Announcement Servers down for maintenance - lanzer Sun Oct 26, 2003 4:25 am
29 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!Edit
- Announcement HAPPY HALLOWEEN! - VO Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:47 am
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:47 am archive.org
We are proud to announce the new Halloween items in the stores! icon_3nodding.gif It's time to get your costumes together for Halloween! Also, be sure to swing by on Halloween for some trick or treating, GAIA style! icon_domokun.gif
29 Concerning Halloween Items in StoreEdit
- Announcement Concerning Halloween Items in Store - VO Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:23 pm
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:23 pm archive.org
The Halloween items will be available permanently. So, feel free to take your time to save up for all those neat items! icon_domokun.gif
Take care and best wishes! icon_3nodding.gif
31 TRICK OR TREAT BEGINS! 12am to 12am, Today ONLY!Edit
- Announcement TRICK OR TREAT BEGINS! 12am to 12am, Today ONLY! - VO Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:54 am
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 11:54 pm archive.org
The time has come to celebrate Halloween GAIA style! icon_domokun.gif We're proud to announce the Trick or Treat event! This event will only happen on Halloween day from 12am PST to 12am PST. Here's how it works...
1) Get your costume on(equip any one of the recently added Halloween items) and visit a store. The store owner will give you a piece of candy. Remember, No costume, No candy.
2) Remain active on the site. Make 15 posts on the forums or stay logged in for 20 minutes, and then...
3) ...Simply visit a different shop to get the next piece of candy.
4) Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you've collected 3 pieces of candy and something special will happen! icon_eek.gif
Last thing, Halloween candy is HIGHLY PERISHABLE! Be sure not to let them go to waste after Halloween day. icon_sweatdrop.gif
Have fun trick or treating and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! icon_domokun.gif
03 Art Arena and Search pages are down for maintenanceEdit
- Announcement Art Arena and Search pages are down for maintenance - lanzer Mon Nov 03, 2003 5:40 pm
Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 2:40 pm archive.org
Hi everyone, as the database is having trouble keeping up with the high volume of traffic, I've found out that a lot of the slow downs are caused by many bad commands sent by the arena scripts and also from the search function. A lot of work is being done right now to fix these problems, and both features should be back on-line asap.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
05 Name and Gender Change Now Active (revised)Edit
- Announcement Name and Gender Change Now Active (revised) - lanzer Wed Nov 05, 2003 3:35 pm
Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:35 pm archive.org
Note: Previous bug with name change had been fixed. All stats for name changes had been reset for everyone
Hello everyone, the profile edit page page had recently been updated with the ability to change your username and your gender. You can access your profile edit page by clicking on the "Profile" link on the top right corner, then click on the tab that says "Edit Profile" when you see your inventory box.
Please note that you can only change your name or gender twice. This is to avoid confusion for other users, and to avoid scamming.
- - When you change your name, the name in your postings and private messages will change along with it.
- - When you change your gender, your avatar and your character will be deleted. You'll need to create a new avatar.
- - It is free to change your name to upper or lowercase
- - When you change your gender, all your invnetory will not be changed. You will need to buy new items that are made for your gender
- - After changing your name or gender twice, it'll cost you gold to change your name or gender. (in increments of 10,000 gold)
If you have any questions, please feel free to post on the questions and feedback forum or mail firstname.lastname@example.org. icon_3nodding.gif
07 EARN BONUS GAIA GOLD -- Sponsored by Videogame Depot!Edit
- Announcement EARN BONUS GAIA GOLD -- Sponsored by Videogame Depot! - VO Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:44 am
08 Search is now back, but with limitationsEdit
- Announcement Search is now back, but with limitations - lanzer Sat Nov 08, 2003 2:10 am
Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:10 pm archive.org
Hello everyone, the search feature on Gaia has just been restored. Sorry for the delay. For the time being, the search feature had been limited to show only 150 posts or less. This is done to ensure that the database will continue running smoothly over the weekend.
When the new server arrives next week, we will be able to have a server dedicated to handling larger tasks and not slowing down the main database server. Everyone will be able to search through hundreds to thousands of results then.
Sorry for the delay.
12 Rare event debuging helpEdit
- Announcement Rare event debuging help - lanzer Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:08 am
25 November Donation Items Released ^O^!!!Edit
- Announcement November Donation Items Released ^O^!!! - L0cke Tue Nov 25, 2003 7:53 am
Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 4:53 am archive.org
Hey Everyone :]]]
We are pleased to introduce the November donation items~
This month you can choose between two stylish winter hats to cover your avatar's head from the cold weather ^w^!
The OMG, a sleek, spooky and dark hat for all you troublemakers :]
And the AFK, a cute, cuddly, huggable hat, perfect for a nice winter outfit X3
Thank you for your support, and best wishes in all things ^____^
28 Winter Items Are Here!Edit
- Announcement Winter Items Are Here! - VO Fri Nov 28, 2003 4:39 am
Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 1:39 am archive.org
We are proud to announce new winter clothing items in the stores! Check for some winter sports gear as well as stylish new winter fashions in the Barton Boutique, Gambino Outfitters and the Gambino Hat Store. icon_domokun.gif
Thanks for your support and enjoy the new clothing update! icon_3nodding.gif
30 Gaia Reached 16.7 Million PostsEdit
- Announcement Gaia Reached 16.7 Million Posts - lanzer Sun Nov 30, 2003 1:49 am
Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:49 pm archive.org
Today the database server had reached its initial limit of 16,777,215 posts, causing a downtime in posting for a few hours. After some alterations, the database had been adjusted to store more than 4 trillion posts now. Sorry for the outage.
But at the same time, to celebrate Gaia Online in reaching its 16.7 millionth post, a prize of 16,777 gold has been granted to the lucky user who posted the 16,777,215th post on Gaia!
And the winner is "CodeNameCinderella" who posted on the Chatterbox today at 3:08PM.
Congratulations, and thank you everyone for making Gaia Online the biggest anime community on the Internet.
01 Important Announcement Regarding Donation LettersEdit
- Announcement Important Announcement Regarding Donation Letters - VO Mon Dec 01, 2003 3:04 pm
Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 12:04 pm archive.org
In an effort to stop donation scamming in the exchange forums, we are now granting "sealed" envelopes instantaneously when you donate. These envelopes can be traded like a normal envelope, however, they cannot be opened. At the end of the month, when we announce the donation letter items, these "sealed" envelopes will be unsealed and will become the donation letter for the month. icon_domokun.gif
Thanks to Spiked_Fuzzy for the great idea! icon_heart.gif
Take care and best wishes!
P.S. Users who donated before this announcement and after December 1st will have these envelopes granted manually. Please be patient as we are doing this.
07 Database outage on December 6Edit
- Announcement Database outage on December 6 - lanzer Sun Dec 07, 2003 10:31 am
Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 7:31 am archive.org
At approximately 6pm PST yesterday the database had an error, causing Gaia to be down for the rest of the night.
A lot of rescue work had been done and the database should be fixed and running smoothly once again.
Apologies for the trouble the error had caused.
PS - A new server will be installed within the hour to speed up the registration and character inventory pages. The Rina server will be down for about an hour while its operating sytem is being copied to the new server. The outage should last for less than an hour.
Thank you for your patience. We'll continue to work hard to perserve the speed and stability of Gaia Online.
09 Problem with inventory pageEdit
- Announcement Problem with inventory page - lanzer Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:41 am
Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 9:41 pm archive.org
Apologies to all for the outage of the profile page. Due to the performance problems with the new server "Leon," the 10th server "Ruby" was placed on-line before it was ready.
As it takes about a day or two for a domain name to be registered on the internet, soon everyone will be able to access the new server.
All problems related to the new inventory page should be fixed by tomorrow. Thank you for your patience. icon_3nodding.gif
22 Gift Wrapping feature is here~Edit
- Announcement Gift Wrapping feature is here~ - lanzer Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:15 am
23 New Holiday Themed Items AvailableEdit
- Announcement New Holiday Themed Items Available! - VO Tue Dec 23, 2003 7:35 am
Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:35 am archive.org
We've just added new Holiday themed items in the stores! Enjoy! icon_3nodding.gif
24 Service outage tonightEdit
- Announcement Service outage tonight - lanzer Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:27 am
Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:27 am archive.org
In anticipation for Christmas, 2 more servers will be added to Gaia, while the existing database server will once again be upgraded. During the upgrade, services will be unavailable for a short period of time.
Upgrade should take no longer than 3 hours, and will resume at around 6am PST, December 24.
Thank you for your patience. icon_3nodding.gif
25 December Donation Item Released!Edit
- Announcement December Donation Item Released! - VO Thu Dec 25, 2003 3:18 am
Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2003 12:18 am archive.org
We are pleased to announce the December donation items~
This month you can choose between two stylish winter scarves!
The Angelic Scarf and the Nitemare Scarf-- mufflers to protect your face from the elements as well as add a little style to your avatars.
Thank you for your support! icon_domokun.gif
25 Regarding lost items due to gift wrap bugEdit
- Announcement Regarding lost items due to gift wrap bug - VO Thu Dec 25, 2003 5:51 am
Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2003 2:51 am archive.org
Please be patient with us as we are very hard at work on the Xmas updates as well as server maintenance issues.
For now, if you are missing items due to the gift wrapping bug, please submit as much information as possible(i.e. username, items missing, explanations, etc) using the FEEDBACK FORM and we will handle each case in the order in which they are submitted. Please choose 'bugs' as the problem category.
We will do our best to help remedy the situation as soon as time allows.
Thanks for your patience! icon_3nodding.gif
25 Christmas Event!Edit
- Announcement Christmas Event! - lanzer Thu Dec 25, 2003 1:08 pm
Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2003 8:20 am archive.org
Christmas is the time for giving. Come donate a gift at the Christmas tree in Barton Town. A charity gift awaits those who donates. icon_wink.gif
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- Announcement Christmas Event! - lanzer Thu Dec 25, 2003 10:08 am
Here are some additional info for everyone:
- - The Christmas Tree can be found on the Barton map
- - You must donate your item as a gift box
- - This event will last till the end of the month, so take your time.
- - There are other items that you can get instead of Jolly Slippers, though don't donate just for the sake of getting the rare items. icon_wink.gif I would suggest saving up gold for the next item update. icon_3nodding.gif