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Gaia Online Homage (April) 2006

Site redesign promo 2006

Gaia Online redesign promo 2006

2006 (MMVI) was Gaia's Fourth year and its Third anniversary.

This years focus was largely on updating features. New Rares (such as the Enchanted Golden Trunk) were released and could be gotten in Forums and in Gaia Towns. Gaians who had a chance to encounter a Rare in Gaia Towns, saw a "Shocked" emote which appeared and alert the user when there was an event present in the square. A town upgrade in June included: Creating topics in Towns and Home, personalized name for Towns and Homes, also checking one's PM from mailbox, when it came to trees and rocks being shook they would now give Gold (10g being the highest increment). With the new navigation, Gaians could mark a Town as their favorite, view up to 10 recent topics and go to that topics location, view current active population, see homes detailed information and Gaians were able to get to their own house, by click "My Home". Lighting in houses was also supported and profiles could be accessed.

When December arrived, a snow falling feature was present in to the town during the winter seasons. Adding people to friendlist from Towns was now possible, and Gaians could see colored names for Staff, another upgrade was being able to move around the area using the (keyboard)arrow keys, and also being able to report rule violators.


During February there was an item update and the unisexing of clothing, all the clothing from the item update was unisex, along with old 2003 clothing such as Flame, Ribbed, Brownie, and Flashy sets. From 2006 to 2010 the Unisex Project still continues (with the release of new items) and has remained constant. An Avatar update in July offered a choice of switching mouth styles (Expressions), with this update, the No Mouth - which was only gotten by registering - was not present. The updated forced a mouth on Gaians if they saved their Avatar (by next year the no mouth option was offered in the feature.


When it came to forum features: Topic Voting had been added in September; this feature gave Gaians the ability to 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' a thread. Threads that are ranked the highest could be viewed on the Community page and a special forum for just top ranked threads. In October there was an improved Gold System, the tweaks to the gold granting system were to give out more gold and bigger bonuses. These bonuses were done when Gaians did something on the site for the first time during their day on Gaia, it would then reset when the next day arrived. In December it there was a tagging system, which would allow a forum to be tagged with 5 tags, as to make it easily found by the search system.

Trivia

Gaia BeachKids 2006

The Beach Kids
as titled by Gaians

  • The date for the release of Donation/Monthly was changed to the 15th.
  • In August, there where were new Header images (replacing the beach kids), the header would occasionally rotate to a new image while browsing the site and would also be changed when a Holiday Event arrived.
    • The Beach Kids were not well received, which explains their departure from the header rotation.
  • November marks the day that Donation Items (DI) officially became Monthly Collectibles (MC).
  • This year started the "3 Items to one Letter" in December. This was said to have started due to a low sale of November Donation/Monthly items.
  • On April 1st on the front page of the Manga update: #12: Gino vs. Labtech X; printed at the bottom was: "This update is dedicated to my Father, Van, the most powerful man in my life" ~ VO
    • During this year (April) VO's father had died of cancer (see) Gaia Journal: Long Vo
    • Gaians showed their sympathies (see) Gaia Thread: WE CARE

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Featured Announcements 2006

January

  • January 03 - Notice: Removal of Udon Forum
  • January 04 - Housing Item Update
  • January 10 - Gaia Online E-mail Survey
  • January 18 - The Trial of Ian EVENT!
  • January 19 - Multiplayer Fishing/Casino Report System
  • January 24 - January 06 Donation Item Released!
  • January 30 - January Item Update ^w^
  • January 31 - Gaia Gift Credits -- what are they and how do they work?
  • January 31 - Gift Giving / Wrapping is back!

February

  • February 01 - GAIA Storyline Update Tonight at 6pm
  • February 03 - Phone donation error resolved.
  • February 03 - Enchanted Trunk converting into Brown Giftbox
  • February 04 - Fishing Store is upgraded! Wish List from the stores!
  • February 04 - [NPC] Name Migration
  • February 07 - Housing Items Update ^^
  • February 07 - Introducing GAIA Channels!
  • February 09 - New Rares, both on the Forums and in Towns!
  • February 10 - Hair Salon glitch and recovery
  • February 11 - Item Update :)
  • February 14 - Valentine's Festivities 2/14/06
  • February 14 - Hair Salon Update!!!
  • February 17 - GAIA Anniversary Ball 2k6 Schedule
  • February 23 - February Donation Item Released!
  • February 28 - Item Dupe Information

March

  • March 01 - Item Dupe Information
  • March 06 - Art Arena is Back!
  • March 06 - New Housing Items Update!
  • March 13 - Gaia Cards released!!!
  • March 14 - Item Update 3/13
  • March 21 - Bank /Gifting Will Be Down While We Upgrade
  • March 21 - Announcing the New Bank of Gambino!
  • March 23 - March Donation Item Released!
  • March 29 - Shopping new store, and rod upgrades!

April

  • April 01 - Storyline Event on April 1st at 3:00pm
  • April 04 - Notice: Highest Donator Contests are no longer allowed.
  • April 05 - Gaia Towns will be down Thursday, April 06, 2006
  • April 05 - New Housing Update! ^_^
  • April 06 - The New and Improved Towns!
  • April 07 - Gaia Towns is Back!
  • April 11 - Item Update 4/11
  • April 11 - Donation Feedback Forms between 3/19-3/28
  • April 15 - Easter event starts on Sunday at 12am
  • April 16 - Easter Event!!!!
  • April 19 - Another small store update :)
  • April 20 - PM System: Planned Downtime for Upgrade
  • April 25 - April 2006 Donation Item Released!
  • April 25 - Notice: Chainletters are spam!
  • April 26 - New Fish Exchange items released!

May

  • May 08 - Housing Item Update!
  • May 08 - Scheduled maintenance tonight & tomorrow (read-only threads)
  • May 08 - Donation Problem Resolved (May 4 - 8)
  • May 11 - Forums Read Only for About an Hour
  • May 15 - May Donation Item Released!
  • May 16 - Scheduled Maintenance - Completed
  • May 17 - Gaiaonline.com Data Move Complete
  • May 22 - New Item Update!!! ^ooo^~
  • May 23 - Meet us at Fanime 2006! - UPDATED!
  • May 30 - Gift Credit Problems - Affecting last 2 weeks

June

  • June 01 - Note about the 403 forbidden error message
  • June 05 - Homes Update for June!
  • June 05 - Avatar System Maintenance
  • June 09 - Marketplace Search changes
  • June 12 - Towns downtime over weekend
  • June 14 - GAIA AT ANIME EXPO~ @o@!!!
  • June 15 - June 2006 Donation Item Released!
  • June 15 - New Gaia Site Re-design
  • June 16 - Gaia Town downtime on Monday
  • June 16 - New Profile Testing
  • June 20 - Site Redesign Update! (launch @ 10am PDT / 6pm GMT on 6/20)
  • June 21 - Starter sets for EVERYONE!! ^__________^
  • June 22 - Towns Update is complete~~
  • June 24 - Site re-design : we're listening
  • June 26 - Gaia RSS Feed
  • June 30 - Meet us at Anime Expo this Sunday + Thanks for coming!


July

  • July 05 - Meet us at Anime Expo this Sunday + Thanks for coming!
  • July 05 - New homes update for July :D + Saving fix
  • July 11 - New Profiles System!
  • July 11 - Network Maintenance on 7/12 Completed
  • July 13 - New Game - Word Bump! (and fixes!)
  • July 15 - July 2006 Donation Items Released!
  • July 19 - Gaia at Comic-Con San Diego, CA!
  • July 21 - Gaia at Otakon 2006, August 4th!
  • July 24 - Maintenance on Registration and Customize Me 7/25
  • July 26 - Avatars update! Expressions and mouth styles!

August

  • August 01 - Web design - Your input needed
  • August 01 - Network Maintenance 8/1 - Completed
  • August 07 - Items Update~! 8/7
  • August 11 - Giftwrapping Repairs + Strong Passwords + Homes Reservation
  • August 14 - New Gaia TOS and privacy policy
  • August 14 - New Header + Daily Chance!
  • August 14 - Bug in Daily Chance and Item Reversal
  • August 15 - August 2006 Donation Items Released!
  • August 31 - Gold Notification!

September

  • September 01 - Get Adobe Player 9 to Play Gaia Games
  • September 01 - Storyline Update at 6:00 PM PST Today
  • September 10 - Bachelors Caps
  • September 11 - Topic Voting!
  • September 11 - Items Update~! (9/11)
  • September 12 - Surfpin phone donations bug fixed
  • September 15 - September 2006 Donation Items Released!
  • September 22 - Slots and Cards are back! Prize & Joy coming back next week!
  • September 28 - Friend List Update!

October

  • October 03 - Items Update~ (10/03)
  • October 05 - Simpler password retrieval system
  • October 10 - Slots and Cards are back! Prize & Joy coming back next week!
  • October 12 - New Gaia banners around the site
  • October 12 - Improved Gold System!
  • October 15 - October 2006 Donation Items Released!
  • October 18 - New Invite System! Invite Your Friends!
  • October 25 - New Gaia Game: Jigsaw!
  • October 30 - Donation items name change to monthly collectibles
  • October 30 - Halloween Event Info + Exclusive Interview with Ron & Aliens
  • October 31 - Gaia Store update, limited edition Alien themed shirts.
  • October 31 - The Halloween event is back.
  • October 31 - Towns is BACK IN BUSINESS!

November

  • November 01 - Towns is BACK IN BUSINESS!
  • November 03 - The Halloween Party has been extended to Saturday!
  • November 06 - PM reporting system ~
  • November 07 - Gaia User Survey! Tell us stuff!
  • November 15 - November 2006 Monthly Collectibles are out!
  • November 16 - The Quest System is here!
  • November 20 - The Mini UFO can now FLY!
  • November 30 - Breaking News: Mysterious Crash-landing!

December

  • December 04 - December's Monthly Collectibles: Packed with VALUE!
  • December 05 - New hats in the GStore!
  • December 06 - Tagging System + New Store Items
  • December 12 - Gaia 9 Exclusive Interview with Johnny Gambino
  • December 15 - The December Collectibles are here!
  • December 16 - Xmas is Near!
  • December 19 - Exclusive interview with Santa Claus + new Towns features!
  • December 20 - Moo ho ho! The Gaia Xmas Event has started!
  • December 24 - New Front Page Design - Your Input needed
  • December 28 - The triumphant return of Going Postal!
  • December 31 - The Zurg Hive New Year's Ball

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