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02 EI Report: Wingding Shirt, Nestegg & DanderEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Wingding Shirt, Nestegg & Dander - [NPC] Timmmy Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:44 pm

This week, a special EI for Cash Shoppers on a tight budget: the 49-Cash Wingding Shirt! Plus, the final evolution of Dander, new poses from Captain Ara's Nestegg and a visit from Timmy, still loopy and smooth-jazzed out from exposure to Gro-Gain.

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Stop by the Gaia Cash Shop for all your evolving item needs!

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Read on for Timmy's full report:

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Timmy: Guess who's back, ladies.


Labtech Gene: T-Booooooooooone!

Timmy: Here's the deal: the Doc is on vacation this week, so the producers asked their old friends T-Bone and Large G to step in and substitute. And tell 'em what we said, Large.


Labtech Gene: We said "T-Bone is nobody's substitute! He's a star, baby!"

Timmy: That's correct. I'm only doing this out of the kindness of my own heart, because I know the people need me. See, I don't need this. I'm rich as heck, ladies and gentlemen. I live in a stately villa, I sleep on cashmere sheets and I drink Bognac from a platinum chalice.


Labtech Gene: In case you're not hep, Bognac is T-Bone's personal brand of non-alcoholic boxed cognac, available only at the most elite retailers of distilled spirits. If you gotta ask how much it costs, baby, you can't afford it. You see, T-Bone is a man of fine tastes, and--

Timmy: Hold up! Don't bore the people with my excellence, Large. They just wanna know what's up with their items, so we gotta hit 'em with some science before they get impatient and start coveting my splendor. You dig?


Labtech Gene: I'm sorry, T-Bone, I was just... I just wanted to...

Timmy: Oh, great, now Large G is blubbering with emotion again. Let's get this show on the road before the sobbing starts. First up, we got a brand new item! The Wingding Shirt is an inexpensive but versatile little item that lets you choose every letter of the alphabet-- as it evolves, it'll have tons of new signs and symbols to choose from.


Labtech Gene: I'm gonna wear the G, because that's what I am.

Timmy: If you're still new to the evolving item concept, this is a great place to start-- check out Evolving Item Musem for more info. If you've got 49 Cash burning a hole in your pocket, might wanna visit Flynn in the Cash Shop to pick one of these babies up. Wouldn't want to miss out on the first generation, would you? Meanwhile, we've got a couple of items evolving: Dander is finishing up its dusty trail of evolution this week, and Captain Ara's Nestegg is engaging in some exciting buccaneering with a few piratey new poses.


Labtech Gene: One more thing, too: the Death Whisper won't be around much longer!

Timmy: That's right, ladies and gentlemen. It'll be out of the shop next week, so now's your last chance to dig some high-quality terror. Looks like that's it for this week-- it's been a distinct pleasure to be back on the airwaves, so don't be too surprised if you see more of ol' T-Bone real soon. Peace!

08 News Bulletin: new items, stocking contest & moreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement News Bulletin: new items, stocking contest & more - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:58 pm

Good afternoon, Gaians. We've got a few quick notices from the admins about the latest Gaia goings-on:

New items in Gaia's shops!

We've got some cool new items in Gaia's Gold shops today, including the Zelda-Fitzgeraldy Ritzy set, the flashy fighter styles of the Tsunami KO set, the mysterious Beardhat (with matching hobo burn barrel) and some adventurous snow gear. Hit the shops and see what catches your fancy!

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Go Shopping


Bundles: leaving SOON!

If you've been contemplating one of those ridiculously value-packed bundles in the Gaia Cash Shop, you'd better act fast: a bunch of them will be pulled off the shelves on the 14th! The following Bundles are outta here soon:

Evolving Item Bundle
2008 Box Bundle
Far East Bundle
Fish Bundle #1


Gather Ye Bundles!


Holiday stocking contest: time to vote!

We've picked the finalists for our Holiday Stocking Contest, and now it's your turn to vote for your favorite. The item with the most votes will be turned into a Gaia item by our talented artists and put in one of our Gold shops. Go! Vote!

Vote Now


More free movies!

We're shoving some new flicks in Gaia Cinemas this week, in case your tomato-throwing arm is itching for some action:

Jumanji - In this semi-fictionalized biography of Robin Williams, a crazy dude escapes from a jungle board game and accidentally unleashes a menagerie of beasts upon the city.

St. Elmo's Fire - Back in the old days, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe and Judd Nelson were pretty much the dreamiest hunks on the big screen. But why? Perhaps this 80s classic will shed some light on the matter.

Wolf - Jack Nicholson peeing on stuff? Count me in!

Muppets from Space - Jim Henson's beloved fuzzy characters enter the freezing void of space, where no one can hear them scream.

Look Who's Talking - A significant advance in the highbrow art of talking baby movies. Starring John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and a baby with the voice of Bruce Willis.

Take a gander!



Cash Card fixin'

Certain Gaia Cash cards sold in 7-11 stores advertised a limited-edition zOMG! Box. Unfortunately, we've had some trouble redeeming these cards and granting the bonus items.

If you didn't get your bonus item when you redeemed your card, have no fear; we'll be delivering it to your inventory very soon. Sorry for the inconvenience!

09 Bundles: Leaving the Cash Shop Jan. 14th!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Bundles: Leaving the Cash Shop Jan. 14th! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:33 pm

Big news, guys: four of our finest bundles will be leaving the Cash Shop on January 14th, so you've only got a few days left to pick them up!

The following bundles will soon be out of stock:

Evolving Item Bundle
2008 Box Bundle
Aquarium Far East Bundle
Aquarium Fish Bundle #1


These bundles each contain a bunch of great items at a tremendous discount! If you're a bargain-hunter, now's your big chance to score a great deal.

Grab a Bundle!

09 EI Report: 6 exciting evolutions!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: 6 exciting evolutions! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:10 pm

This week, exciting updates from the Fallen Wish, Jinxi's Charm, Titan's Legacy, Infernal Spirit and Nano-C, plus the first evolution of the new Anima Adamantea!

Having recently finished their evolution, Gro-gain and Holy $#17 will be leaving the shop next week, so get them while you can!

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Sheesh! What an update! If that image has you drooling copiously over this week's phenomenal evolutions, maybe you'd better head to the Gaia Cash Shop...

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report from Dr. Singh, plus a visit by a very special guest: Edmund!

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Dr. Singh: Oh! Dear me, I nearly forgot-- it's time for the Evolving Item Report!


Edmund: I suppose I should be going, then…

Dr. Singh: Actually, it might be nice if you stuck around. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Edmund, owner of H.R. Wesley and former head of research at G-Corp. I asked him here to… well, let's get to that later. First, shall we talk about this week's evolutions?


Edmund: I'd be delighted.

Dr. Singh: Ooh, here's an exciting one: the Anima Adamantea, one of the most intriguing items we've ever come across, is evolving for the first time this week! Tell me, Edmund, do you have any idea what this might become?


Edmund: It's difficult to say. The technology is quite elegant, but also strangely cryptic-- it's as if the item is designed to hide its true purpose, at least at this stage. Whatever it is, it seems to interface directly with the human body. A fascinating device…

Dr. Singh: Truly! Most evolving items have been biological or mystical, but lately we're seeing a surge of technology: the Nano-C is also getting an update this week. Any thoughts on this one?


Edmund: It's quite lovely but, I'll tell you one thing: it looks dangerous. Don't point it at your face, or you may be in for a nasty surprise… that's what she s--

Dr. Singh: Edmund! Remember, we're on national television here. Moving along: the legendary Fallen Wish is beginning to reveal a bit more of its true form! This item seems to generate more and more buzz every time it evolves, so now would be a fine time to pick one up in the Cash Shop.


Edmund: Or save up for one in the Marketplace… my old friend Johnny Gambino certainly seems to think they're a sound investment, and I dare say he knows a thing or two about finances.

Dr. Singh: Rounding out the week's update, we're also seeing some fantastic new changes from Jinxi's Charm, the mixed-up doll made from equal parts love and scorn. The Infernal Spirit is also continuing to take shape with some powerful new poses. The mysterious deep-sea evolving item from the aquarium, Titan's Legacy is getting one of its rare updates today, so be sure to have a look! I should also warn you guys that Gro-gain and Holy $#17 will be leaving the Cash Shop very soon, so now's your last chance to pick them up! That's about it for this week, but maybe I should explain why Edmund is here...


Edmund: Ah, yes. Shall we fill them in on the story so far?

Dr. Singh: Well, it's such a long story, I'm not quite sure where to begin. Here's the basics: a few months ago, my adorable sidekick Timmy started acting... different. He grew an oily little goatee, which shouldn't even be possible for a child his age, and he began to act like a little male chauvinist pig and listen to smooth jazz music.


Edmund: Mm hmm.

Dr. Singh: I tried to play along with it and find out what was going on-- I even wore a fake beard for a while to humor him-- but eventually he shut me out. Since then, goodness knows what sort of mischief he's been up to in that mansion of his. I've brought Edmund in to try to find a scientific answer for all this.


Edmund: The goatee, the sexism, the smooth jazz... I'm afraid these are all textbook symptoms of one of mankind's most feared conditions.

Dr. Singh: Oh, my! What condition is that?


Edmund: Pure evil. The boy, along with his friend, Labtech Gene, seem to have been exposed to some concentrated, highly toxic form of evil. I only pray it's not too late to save them.

Dr. Singh: I'm convinced it has something to do with "Gro-Gain," the hair-growth medicine Labtech Gene was experimenting with in his lab.


Edmund: Nonsense! I created Gro-Gain myself back when I worked at G-Corp... Johnny was a little concerned about thinning up top, so I did my best. Sadly, it's a little too unpredictable for mass consumption, but it most certainly does not contain pure evil. It must have been contaminated somehow...

Dr. Singh: So what can we do?


Edmund: Well, I suppose I'll have to pay a visit to Gene's lab and see if I can find out what corrupted the Gro-Gain supply. I'll report back next week with my findings... it's a long shot, but it just may be possible to return Timmy to normal if we intervene soon.

Dr. Singh: Thanks, Edmund! I'm so tired of sidekick-swapping... much as I hate to admit it, this show is nothing without Timmy. That's it for this week, folks! Come back next week for more news from Edmund and more fantastic poses from your favorite items. And don't forget to vote in our weekly evolving item poll!

10 Community Spotlight: Gaia Astrology and More!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Gaia Astrology and More! - admin Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:39 pm

Gaia Astrology

If you've ever wondered if those stars in the Gaia sky were trying to tell you something, the Gaia Astrology thread just might have the answers you're looking for. There you'll find a detailed breakdown of Gaia constellations, their meanings, mythologies, and more. There's lots of information, but who knows, it just might tell you the future of your Gaia self.


Going Postal Updated

If you mosey on over to the Going Postal page, you'll see a fresh batch of new art from awesome Gaians much like yourself. Go check it out!


Gold/Item Buying - NO!

We've said this before, but we thought we'd post a detailed reminder:

Buying Gaia Gold is NOT permitted. Gaia Online does not sell gold, so you can’t buy it here and you shouldn’t buy it anywhere. If you ever buy Gaia Gold you may be permanently banned. Buying Gold from outside sites is a violation of our rules, and it creates an industry of botters who annoy us all by spamming the site, hacking your accounts, stealing your items, and many other jerkish endeavors.

If you're low on Gold, there are plenty of fun and legitimate ways to get it: playing games, posting on the forums, shrewd Marketplace trading, or just selling your old, unwanted items.

While we’re at it, we should mention that if you buy Gaia items anywhere but Gaiaonline.com, your account will eventually be banned permanently. And that’s not fun for anyone.

Gaia does not have any sister sites and no other sites have the right to sell Gaia Gold or items.

Please report accounts advertising the sale of Gaia gold and/or linking to gold/item selling sites in games, PMs, on the forums or anywhere else.

13 New evolving item: Fremere's GuardEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New evolving item: Fremere's Guard - [NPC] Flynn Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:48 pm

Exciting news, guys: we've got a new evolving item hitting the Cash Shop today! Fremere's Guard starts its evolution as a piercing red eye... I showed it to Dr. Singh, and she was quite impressed-- she said it seemed to have a gallant and volatile spirit, burning with the angst of a soul forever unsatisfied. I can't wait to see where this goes!

You can pick up a first-generation version for a limited time! First-gen evolving items get all the new poses first, and they're often much more valuable in the Marketplace... don't miss out!

Get Fremere's Guard Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.

15 January's Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement January's Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:23 pm

I finally get to open my letter!! Let's see what's inside...

The first Collectibles of '09 are here, and Gaia's artists have gone all out with a pair of vibrant, versatile items featuring plenty of cool poses:

The legendary dragon-slaying Order of Atlantis accepts only the most chivalrous warriors, but the rewards are worth the rigorous training: brilliant blue armor and an ornate ceremonial spear.

Catching a Scarlet Sprite is a sure way to improve your romantic luck: this sensuous pixie creates a twinkling red glow and a set of lovely sheer clothing, including a dress, scarf and fluttering cape.

These limited-edition items are available this month only, so don't miss out!

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

16 Evolving Item Report: Fremere's Guard and much more!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Evolving Item Report: Fremere's Guard and much more! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:02 pm

This week, there's a brand new evolving item in the Cash Shop: Fremere's Guard! Plus, we've got new evolutions from the Wingding Shirt and Changeling Babies, and the final evolution of the Coocoon!

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The Wingding Shirt: Yowza!


To pick up these awesome items for your avatar, head to the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report from Dr. Singh, plus a special visit from Edmund!

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Dr. Singh: Welcome to the Evolving Item Report! I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and this is our special guest, Edmund... in addition to being a prominent Gaian business owner, he's also a former head of research and development for G-Corp!


Edmund: Well, that was a long time ago, Dr. Singh.

Dr. Singh: Even so, there's no denying that you're blessed with one of the sharpest scientific minds in Gaia's history, so it's a true honor to have you on the show. A little later, we'll be talking to Edmund about the latest news on Timmy, the former co-host of this show. But first, let's get to the items!


Edmund: With pleasure! I'm quite intrigued by this new item...

Dr. Singh: Oh! You must mean Fremere's Guard, the mysterious new addition to the evolving item lineup. I generally comment on the scientific properties of items, but this one seems to be more interesting for the warrior legend surrounding it. I hear you used to be a bit of a fighter, Edmund-- do you know anything about Fremere's Guard?


Edmund: Oh, I've heard the stories-- great warriors may die, but their spirits tend to stick around until their business is complete. They say Fremere's soul could never be satisfied. No victory was glorious enough, no Gold shone bright enough, no revenge was sweet enough... all his pride, rage and ambition were cast into this item. Notice how its red eyes seem to glow with implacable angst?

Dr. Singh: I did notice something pretty intense about it, yes.


Edmund: When you've got the spirit of a legendary warrior guiding an item's evolution, it seems like incredible things are bound to happen.

Dr. Singh: I'd imagine so! Elsewhere this week, the Changeling Babies are continuing their worrisome growth... we warned would-be adopters that these creatures might be a bit of a handful, so I can only hope they're prepared for some big surprises.


Edmund: And speaking of big surprises... this Wingding Shirt is really something.

Dr. Singh: Yes, they're updating for the first time this week, and I've noticed that the female shirts tend to be a bit... flattering.


Edmund: Mind if I buy one for Vanessa? I think she'd appreciate it.

Dr. Singh: I don't think she really needs one, Edmund. During my last Salon visit, I couldn't help notice that she's got plenty going on up there already. In fact, I noticed a long line of young men outside hoping for a little trim.


Edmund: ...

Dr. Singh: Aaaanyway, moving on: looks like the Coocoon has reached its final stage today! Quite an exciting development in the field of entomology, and quite a fantastic day for all the Coocoon owners who've been patiently waiting for something special. In other news, little Gimpi isn't quite ready to evolve this week, so we'll likely need to wait another week for the final evolution. Sorry about that, Gimpi fans! We want to make sure the little guy gets the best treatment possible.


Edmund: We're all rooting for you, Gimpi!

Dr. Singh: I suppose that about does it for this week's evolutions, Edmund. Now, I'm sure all the Timmy fans out there are wondering if you found out anything interesting about his condition...


Edmund: In fact, I did! I took a little trip to Labtech Gene's decrepit old laboratory, which has apparently been abandoned for quite some time. Inside, I found the vat of Gro-Gain in which Gene fabricated the original batch... I analyzed a bit of the goop left in the centrifuge system, and I found small traces of a contaminant: pure evil.

Dr. Singh: Oh no! How could it have-- wait! Wait a minute!


Edmund: Yes?

Dr. Singh: It all makes sense! A while back, Timmy somehow managed to get himself trapped in a vat of toxic G-Corp waste, and started to become a horrible, twisted mutant... Labtech Gene performed genetic surgery on him and managed to remove the evil thing that had grown inside him, but it escaped from the lab!


Edmund: A piece of pure evil escaped containment and you didn't do anything about it!? Good heavens, Dr. Singh, if it had crawled into a volcano or something, we'd all be slaves of some ancient fire god by now!

Dr. Singh: I guess I just kinda forgot about it... out of sight, out of mind, you know.


Edmund: So, that makes sense... the piece of concentrated evil must have crawled into the old vat of leftover Gro-Gain, and then Gene decided to make a quick buck by selling it... he's created an epidemic of hirsute evil!

Dr. Singh: Is there anything we can do?


Edmund: I'm afraid it may be too late to save Gene-- as you can see by his outrageous hair growth, I fear he's become too twisted by the Gro-Gain. But Timmy may still be salvageable in some form... can you think of a way to bring him here next week?

Dr. Singh: I'm sure I could think of something. Maybe if I appeal to that awful ego he's developed, he won't be able to resist.


Edmund: Well, give it a try. I'll see what I can do.

Dr. Singh: Thanks so much, Edmund! I guess that's it for today's Evolving Item Report, ladies and gentlemen. Come back next week for more great items and, hopefully, a visit from Timmy! And don't forget to vote in our weekly evolving item poll!

19 Community Spotlight: Role Playing & Beware of LinksEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Role Playing & Beware of Links - admin Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:55 pm

Role Playing Guild

Role playing is a big part of what makes Gaia so much fun! If you're new to role playing and want to learn more, check out this cool role playing guild now and they'll get you started. Before you begin, you gotta decide if you're a Ninja, Assasin, Swordsman, Bounty Hunter, or a Pirate. The choice is yours...


Beware of the Links You Click

Whether you're new or old to Gaia, you can never be too careful about the links you click. Always remember to hover your mouse over a link or image before clicking on it, especially in forums or PMs. The URL you're about to click should show up in the lower left hand corner of your browser page. If it's not http://www.gaiaonline.com, then you probably shouldn't click on it.

Check out this great thread for examples of links and images that you might find posted by malicious users trying to steal your password. Remember, hover before you click to keep your account safe and never type your password into any site that's not http://www.gaiaonline.com

Please report bad link and images - For Forums, click the "Report Post" or "Report Thread" buttons and for PMs, click the "Report" link while the PM is open.

21 Now in the Cash Shop: the Repo Lamp!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Now in the Cash Shop: the Repo Lamp! - [NPC]Ivan Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:54 pm

As you may know, tax season has been tough this year, and the Gaian Revenue Service has been committed to lending a helping hand by compassionately seizing the property of those in debt. We've had an unusually high number of repossessions, mostly from the far-off sultanates of the east. To meet our budgetary needs for the year, the GRS will be selling off our entire stock of seized magical lamps at a fraction of their original cost!

Rubbing the lamp will free the mighty genie inside, who will in turn grant you a great reward! Your reward may be a valuable item from the Cash Shop or Gaia's Gold shops, or a brand-new exclusive item only available from the Repo Lamp. Your wildest wishes may be granted!

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You can buy Repo Lamps individually, or save Gaia Cash with a bulk bundle of four! To get your hands on some Repo Lamps, please visit the Gaia Revenue Service's informational homepage:

Get a Repo Lamp

23 Evolving Item Report: 6 items evolving!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Evolving Item Report: 6 items evolving! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:44 pm

This week, Gimpi is finishing up its evolution! We've also got updates to the Fallen Wish, Captain Ara's Nestegg, Jinxi's Charm, Nano-C and the Infernal Spirit.

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To pick up these awesome items for your avatar, head to the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stay tuned for the full report from Dr. Singh and Edmund, featuring an exciting climax to the saga of Evil Smooth Jazz Timmy!

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Dr. Singh: Hello, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your trusted source for all the latest scientific news. I'm Dr. Singh, and here with me once again is Edmund, former head of research and development for G-Corp.


Edmund: Delighted to be here.

Dr. Singh: In addition to a bunch of great evolution news, we've also got a very special surprise in store: if all goes well, we'll finally be able to cure Timmy, my former co-host, of the oily smooth-jazz evil that's consumed his mind!


Edmund: Well, the plan isn't perfect, but with a little luck...

Dr. Singh: But let's not get ahead of ourselves. First things first: let's get down to business! The big news this week is that Gimpi, the defective little potion who taught us all the true meaning of love and courage, et cetera, is finally completing his evolution!


Edmund: Wonderful! Even a tragic failure of science can grow into a fine young fellow. This little guy showed a lot of heart out there.

Dr. Singh: Lotta heart. He really gave it a hundred and ten percent out there. Congratulations, Gimpi! In other news, the buccaneering spirit of Captain Ara's Nestegg is shining through like a brilliant gold doubloon this week. These are some of the bushiest pirate beards I've ever seen!


Edmund: Bushiness is highly prized in the pirate community. Out on the high seas, your beard is the only thing you can trust.

Dr. Singh: The Fallen Wish is looking quite fantastic this week, isn't it? I've always had a weakness for mythical beasts.


Edmund: Mythical beasts are all well and good, but I'm more of a man of science. That's why the Nano-C is so intriguing to me... it looks even more complicated and dangerous this week, and I'm a big fan of complicated and dangerous things.

Dr. Singh: Like Vanessa?


Edmund: Me-ow!

Dr. Singh: Just kidding, of course. She seems pretty uncomplicated to me.


Edmund: And the only danger she poses is a high risk of suffocation.

Dr. Singh: Ha! Well, anyway: the Infernal Spirit is also evolving this week, bringing more brilliant red and gold poses for all the proud warriors out there, and Jinxi's Charm is continuing the cool accursed direction that it began to take with its last update. And... looks like that's it for this week! Some very interesting updates today-- I can't wait to see how these items turn out. So, Edmund, are you ready to cure Timmy of his evil? What's the plan, exactly?


Edmund: Well, when we get Timmy in here, we're going to need to convince him to get inside this centrifuge somehow. After that, we should just be able to flip a switch and all will be sorted out.

Dr. Singh: A centrifuge? What in the world for?


Edmund: I designed this device years ago, when I was trying to find a way to denature Grunnies so they'd maintain their cuteness and stop being so damned bloodthirsty. Basically, in layman's terms, it spins around really fast and separates the good bits from the evil bits... as we all know, evil matter is slightly heavier than good matter, so--

Dr. Singh: Slow down, Edmund, this is all way over my head. You're trying to say this will turn Timmy good again?


Edmund: Not exactly. It'll just separate him from his evilness through the miracle of physics and spinning. We'll be left with two totally separate organisms: one good and one evil. When we've isolated the Evil Timmy, I'll just take this shovel and--

Dr. Singh: Shh! I think he's coming!


Timmy: Anybody home in here? T-bone ain't got time for games and foolishness!

Dr. Singh: Oh! T-bone! How wonderful of you to join us.


Timmy: Always pleased to join a fine lady. Who's this square?

Dr. Singh: This is my special guest, T-bone. He's here to let you try out his new... suit pressing machine!


Edmund: Yes! If you'll just step into the Suitomatic VII, the gentle revolving action will steam-clean, dewrinkle and reshine your suit in a fraction of the time required by conventional ironing! Can you "dig" this, T-bone?

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Timmy: I.... can dig this. I find this entire matter to be highly suspicious, but T-bone is a trusting man, and he is willing to entertain the wishes of a fine lady and her square companion, especially when an outcome of suit-smoothing is promised. I'm a man who likes his suits as smooth as his jazz.


Edmund: Please, just step inside the Suitomatic.


Timmy: Well, sure... go ahead and fire it up, baby. I'm ready for a spin. Wait... what? Hey! It's going to fast, Doc! Turn this thing down! Arrrrrrrgh!

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Dr. Singh: My goodness, he's splitting apart!


Edmund: Exactly! Soon, his good form will be entirely wrenched from the evil that's consumed him... it's working! Look!


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Timmy: Jeepers! I'm dizzy, doc! What the heck is goin' on?

Dr. Singh: Timmy! Is it really you?

Evil Timmy: Hey! What the... Doc, do my sunglasses deceive me, or is the old, square chump version of me standing here among us? I demand an explanation!


Edmund: Now, hand me that shovel, Dr. Singh. We've got to destroy Evil Timmy before it can cause any more havoc.


Evil Timmy: Doc, what's this cat talking about? I'm not evil! Well, OK, I'm evil, but I'm an endearing kind of evil who just wants to take over the world and shroud it in the eternal pain and darkness of smooth jazz... is that so wrong, baby?


Timmy: Criminy crackers, Doc! He looks just like me, but he smells like stale cognac and magazine cologne samples!

Dr. Singh: Edmund, we can't just kill him... it's barbaric!


Edmund: So is smooth jazz, Dr. Singh. But... very well. I'll escort this evil child back to his mansion, and I'll make sure he's placed under secure house arrest until we can find a humane way to deal with him.

Dr. Singh: Oh, thank you, Edmund! You're a saint!


Edmund: But I warn you, Dr. Singh-- if this child should escape, this whole conversation will merely seem like grim foreshadowing in some poorly-constructed story. We can only hope that Evil Timmy is forgotten and never spoken of again.


Evil Timmy: No mansion can contain me! I vow to revenge myself upon the squares of this world! By golly, you'll pay!


Timmy: Wowzers, is that what my voice sounds like? All squeaky and stuff? I always thought I had more of a sultry baritone.


Edmund: I'm afraid so, Timmy. T-bone! Come with me! Let's get you all shackled up.


Evil Timmy: Whatever, jivewhiskers.

Dr. Singh: Well, Timmy, I guess this concludes this awful, drawn-out chapter of our lives... for now. And I guess that's it for this week's Evolving Item Report, ladies and gentlemen! Be sure to vote in our poll and let us know what your favorite items are! Come back next week for Good Timmy's triumphant return!


Timmy: Bye bye, everybody!

25 Community Spotlight: Celebrate Gaia's Birthday and More!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Celebrate Gaia's Birthday and More! - admin Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:04 pm

Celebrate Gaia's Birthday

Gaia's birthday is coming up, so join the fun now and get involved with this momentous celebration! The preparations are happening now: sign the Gaia "Birthday Card," compete in a video creation contest, and be sure to strip down your avatar the week of February 18th. Check out this thread for more details.


Heard It Through The Grapevine

We love hearing about how people learn about Gaia. Vote in this poll and tell us how you found out about Gaia!


Daily Chance Prizes

There's more to the Daily Chance cart than just bugs, flowers, and Gold. On occasion the little fella spits out unique and hard to get prizes. For example:
Dancer Collar (9,000+ gold)
Ronin Yukata (9,000+ gold)
Aquarium 2008 Winter Snow Crystal (7,000+ gold)

27 Aquarium Update: Three new fish & Booty Grab!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: Three new fish & Booty Grab! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:15 pm

Mirai: Hi, guys! Barrett and I just wanted to give you a quick update on some great new fishies and a cool new feature for your aquarium! First of all, we've got three fantastic little creatures: the adorable Turtle, the colorful Scooter Blenny and the luxurious Banggai Cardinal!

We've also got a bunch of new terrain, in case you're getting bored of that bland grey gravel! We've got snow, artificial grass, sand, and three bright and shiny new colors of pebbles. It's a great, simple way to liven the place up!

You can get all this great stuff now in our little shop, Phin Phang!

Get Some Fish!


Barrett: We're also pretty close to completing a wild new aquarium upgrade. You may notice the fish in people's aquarium signatures glowing or acting a little strangely... if you do, click the aquarium to try out the new Booty Grab game and win some Gold... both for yourself and for the aquarium's owner!

The Overseer is still tinkering with the balance for Booty Grab and working some kinks out. For the next few days, only certain fish will trigger the game, so it shows up pretty rarely. It'll ramp up once everything is all stabilized. Stay tuned for more details! Have a good day, and rememb--

Mirai: Bye! See you guys later!

28 News Bulletin: My Avatar, Friends & Arenas ImprovementsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement News Bulletin: My Avatar, Friends & Arenas Improvements - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:34 pm

My Avatar: Big Changes Coming

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We've got long term plans to overhaul the My Avatar page to make dressing up a lot easier, not to mention more fun. Some early cosmetic changes, which you can see above, will be a showing up in the next couple weeks. Keep in mind that this is the first part of an ongoing effort, so expect more changes and improvements over the next few months.

Makin' Friends: Easy as Pie

Adding friends on Gaia is easier than ever, thanks to some recent streamlining. Whenever you click the "Add Friends" option from the pulldown menu below somebody's avatar, you'll get a little window letting you request friendship. You can also include a note, so the person you're adding knows who you are or why you want to be friends.

Arenas: Check 'Em Out

The team behind Arenas has been working hard as of late, implementing lots of highly requested tweaks and fixes to make your experience smoother. If you haven't visited Arenas lately, now's your chance to check out some of the great art, clever writing, and awesome avatars submitted by your fellow Gaians. Better yet, post a comment or two while you're there!

Visit Arenas

30 Aquarium Update: Grab Some Booty!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: Grab Some Booty! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:21 pm

Mirai: Hi, everyone! We've got some big, big news!

Barrett: That's right! Fish are dropping booty, and you can help collect it for huge rewards. It's happening right now all over Gaia.

Mirai: Oh! Oh! How do I play?

Barrett: Well, Mirai, the best place to start is to check out the new Booty Grab page for more info. The game takes place inside aquariums, and tons of people can play at the same time. The aquarium owner even gets a percentage of the winnings from all the players, so it's--

Mirai: Awesome! Well, what are you waiting for? Go grab yourself a big handful of booty!

Learn to Grab Booty

30 EI Report: New item - Diapered Egg!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: New item - Diapered Egg! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:28 pm

This week, we've got a brand new item: the bizarrely loveable Diapered Egg! You'll also witness the exciting start of the Anima Adamantea's evolution, plus an update to the oddball Wingding Shirt!

Also: Dander is leaving the Cash Shop next week, so don't miss your chance to grab some fluff!

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To pick up a first-generation Diapered Egg for yourself or a friend, just visit the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stick around for the full report by Dr. Singh, plus the return of her enthusiastic sidekick, Timmy!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your trusted source for all the latest news on your favorite items. As you can see, after a long ordeal of insanity and age-inappropriate hair growth, Timmy's back to normal and ready to do the show! How are you, Timmy?


Timmy: Golly, Doc, I'm ready to sidekick the heck outta this thing!

Dr. Singh: Are you sure? No evil remnants? No perverse desire to listen to smooth jazz? No thirst for boxed liquor?


Timmy: Holy smokes, definitely not! I've never felt less evil in my life, Doc, and I personally kinda think smooth jazz is an abominable corruption of art... no offense or anything, but I'm more of a washboard skiffle fan.

Dr. Singh: Oh, Timmy, it's wonderful to have your adorable old skiffle-loving self back!


Timmy: It's great to be here, but maybe we should get down to business!

Dr. Singh: Of course! The big news this week is a brand-new evolving item: the Diapered Egg! Considering the season, I'd speculate that this cute pink shell hides something of the cherubic variety. It's a great time to get in on the ground floor: if you act now, you'll get a first-generation version, which holds more value in the Marketplace and gets all the new evolutions first!


Timmy: Diapers! On an egg! It's unprecedented, Doc!

Dr. Singh: We've also got two excellent items evolving this week: the Anima Adamantea and the Wingding Shirt! Which one shall we talk about first, little buddy?


Timmy: Gosh, the Anima Whatsit looks pretty neat... what the heck is it?

Dr. Singh: Good question! Based on my research, this high-tech armor shell actually forms a unique bond with body and spirit of its owner. Sounds pretty exciting, doesn't it?


Timmy: Jinkies! It sure does! I know I tend to get excited about pretty much everything, Doc, but right now I'm gettin' that special kinda excitement I only get when an item is swell as heck!

Dr. Singh: It certainly is swell, and it'll only get sweller as time goes on. So, looks like we've also got an update to the Wingding Shirt, with more symbols, more poses and another outrageous increase in the chest area...


Timmy: Goodness gracious, I'm certainly not old enough to be aware of the implications of this, but it sure looks bouncy.

Dr. Singh: Well said, Timmy. That's about it for this week's report, ladies and gentlemen! Don't forget to pick your favorite in our weekly evolving item poll! Say bye bye, Timmy.


Timmy: Bye, everyone!

31 Community Spotlight: Super Bowl Chat & Profile WinnersEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Super Bowl Chat & Profile Winners - admin Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:49 pm

Super Bowl Shuffle

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that the Super Bowl is this Sunday. Even if you don't like watching guys run around a field tossing the tattered remains of a pig, you can always enjoy the second greatest American spectacle: big budget commercials. Whether you're watching for the game, the commercials, or against your will, you can chat all about it in this big all-encompassing Super Bowl thread


The Super Bowl of Advertising

It seems like most people enjoy talking about the ads during Super Bowl as much as they enjoy talking about the game. Join us tomorrow during Super Bowl for a live chat about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Super Bowl ads. This thread will open Sunday, Feb. 1st at 3:00pm PST.


And the Winners Are...

We asked you to submit "New Year's" themed profile designs, and boy did you guys answer. Take a look below and bask in the delicious creative goodness:


1st place winner
2nd place winner
3rd place winner

The first place winner's profile design will be featured on the Community Spotlight profile and each of the top 3 winners will receive lovely prizes for doing some truly awesome work. Congrats to all the finalists and big thanks to everyone who entered!



  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Super Bowl Chat & Profile Winners - admin Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:08 pm

The Super Bowl of Advertising thread is now open. Let's chat about the greatest ads of the year!

February Edit

04 New items in Gaia's shops: Sweet Lace & SkipperEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New items in Gaia's shops: Sweet Lace & Skipper - [NPC] Moira Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:34 pm

Hey, guys! Looks like some of my fellow shopkeepers received a truckload of new stuff today... I wonder what they got!

Got some spare Gold burning a hole in your pocket? Well, our nice little item update is a great excuse to go shopping. This time around, we've got some long-awaited gothic luxury with the Sweet Lace set, and the new Skipper set features classy nautical duds for all the aspiring three-hour tourists out there. Enjoy the warm comforts of consumerism, friends!

The items are scattered across various shops, so go have a look around.

Get Some Stuff!

05 Cash Shop Update: New Aquarium & Evolving Item Bundles!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Aquarium & Evolving Item Bundles! - [NPC] Flynn Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:09 pm

Hiya folks! I just finished stocking my shelves with some great new value-priced bundles, each positively bursting with greatness.

Aquarium Fish Bundle #2 comes complete with the following fish and seafolk: Turtle, Scooter Blenny, Banggai Cardinal, Seaslug, Starfish, Jelly Fish, and Hamuhamu.

The Booty Grab Bundle comes with the Turtle, Dark Knight Fish, Knight Fish, Ninja Fish, and Octopii. Not only will these guys trigger more games of Booty Grab, but they'll earn you Gold every time someone plays in your tank.

Evolving Item Pack #2 includes five classic evolving items: Pora Ice, Biancamella, Pantheracorax Agate, Orindae, and Dionaesil. Each is fully evolved and unlocked.


Get Some Bundles!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


In addition, these popular items will be leaving the shop February 10th:

Election 2008 Elephant Plushie
Election 2008 Donkey Plushie
Mighty Gargoyle
Delux Witch's Cauldron
Bun Bun Plushie
Bunny Hoodie
Panda Plushie

You can find them along with the new bundles in the Cash Shop!

06 Gaia Cinemas: Three New Free FilmsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Cinemas: Three New Free Films - [NPC] Ron Bruise Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:25 pm

Gaia Cinemas just got three new movies, which you can watch RIGHT NOW (or later, if you want)! Check 'em out:

Cops and Robbersons: Chevy Chase and Jack Palance star in this epic movie about crime and punishment, and the lengths one lawman will go to see that justice is served.

Toy Soldiers: When terrorists take over a boarding school, it's up to a group of mischievous students to stop them. Starring a hobbit and that kid from Star Trek who was always causing problems.

Higher Learning: In this emotionally charged drama about college life pushed to its limits, we see how people of different backgrounds confront issues of race, gender, and sorcery. Except maybe not so much sorcery.

Watch a Movie

06 EI Report: Fallen Wish, Fremere's Guard & more!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Fallen Wish, Fremere's Guard & more! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:37 pm

We've got a bunch of great updates this week: new poses from the male and female Changeling Babies, Jinxi's Charm, Fremere's Guard and the extraordinary Fallen Wish.

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You can get all these items and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stick around for the full report by Dr. Singh and Timmy, please read on!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everybody! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your reliable weekly source for all the latest science news. I'm Dr. Singh, and this is my irrepressible sidekick, Timmy.


Timmy: Well, shoot, Doc! Sorry for bein' so dang irrepressible and everything, but I'm just so gosh-darn excited about all this science!

Dr. Singh: Oh, Timmy! Your adorable euphemistic swearing always warms my heart. Let's get on with the show, you jittery little cherub. First up, the Fallen Wish, one of our most beloved and talked-about evolving items, is getting another great update!


Timmy: Lookit the cool swordy thing! Can I have one, Doc?

Dr. Singh: No, Timmy. You'd poke your eye out. Next up, some beautiful new updates to Jinxi's Charm, including a furious new mask!


Timmy: Yipes! Looks like it's fixin' to bite on me, Doc!

Dr. Singh: One of our newer items, Fremere's Guard, is starting to develop some interesting armor pieces. They're beautiful, but they fill me with a slight feeling of unease, as if some supernatural being is looking upon me with disapproval...


Timmy: Golly, who could possibly disapprove of you, Doc? I mean, aside from that child welfare lady who was over here asking all those questions...

Dr. Singh: Let's not talk about that! Uh, anyway, speaking of children: the Changeling Babies, both male and female, are getting a new update this week. They seem to be growing up quite... interestingly.


Timmy: Soundin' a little hesitant there, Doc!

Dr. Singh: Well, you know, sometimes children grow up in unexpected ways... for example, I always thought you'd be much brighter and less squirrely, having been raised since a young age by Gaia's top-rated quasi-scientific infotainment host.


Timmy: I am what I am, Doc, and proud of it! I put my pants on one leg at a time, just like everyone else, but sometimes I put both feet through the same pant leg and it slows me down a little, but by golly, I like me just the way I am!

Dr. Singh: I was just fooling, Timmy, but thanks for the beautiful speech. On that note, I suppose we should say goodbye. Be sure to stop by again next week for more evolving item news, and don't forget to vote in our poll to let us know what you think of the items!


Timmy: Bye bye, everyone!

07 Community Spotlight: Gimpi Love & Handling a GlitchEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Gimpi Love & Handling a Glitch - admin Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:01 pm

Show Your Gimpi Love

Ah, Gimpi! Though it started out as a rejected potion, it quickly evolved into all manner of cool things before finally taking humanoid form. Gimpi earned quite a lot of fans, and they've started a guild. If you count yourself as one of Gimpi's admirers, head on over to Gimpi's of Gaia guild and check it out!

What's a Glitch and How to Handle It

Every once in a great while there may be a technical issue on Gaia that results in an account gaining/losing Gold or items unexpectedly. If it wasn’t from your market sale, trade, etc., make a detailed note of what happened because you may have run into a “site glitch” that is affecting your account’s inventory. Having specific information such as "I gained 9,000,000,000 brown beetles" or "I lost 50,000 gold and an OMFG Hat" will help Gaia Staff resolve the issue more rapidly should you have been affected by a glitch.

No need to panic though…simply check the Bug Reports & Technical Support forum for topics about any recent incidents. If you don't see a thread about any related issue yet, feel free to start one. Important: Avoid the temptation to take advantage of any glitch though (spending the excess Gold or selling the items that don’t technically belong to you) since that’s against the Terms of Service and can get your accounts banned.

Typically in a glitch, the quantities of gold or items are significant enough that they are very obvious. For example, you unexpectedly find 1,000,000 extra gold or 149,000,000 brown beetles in your account. Hold onto the excess gold/items until a Staff member can resolve your issue (you might even get some “brownie points” for handling the situation properly).

That is all there is to it! We hope this has provides useful information on how to deal with these types of incidents.

Daily Chance Prize Roundup

That loveable little Daily Chance Cart was seen coughing up the following big prizes in the past week.

Autumn Leaf Kimono (9,000+ gold)
Split Fuschia Jacket (9,000+ gold)
Canary Yellow Pimpin' Skirt (9,000+ gold)

Make sure you click him every chance you get, because you just might hit the jackpot!

10 New evolving item: Yemaya's Pearl!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New evolving item: Yemaya's Pearl! - [NPC]Ivan Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:09 pm

Hey, guys! I just wanted to pop in and let you know about a cool new evolving item in the Cash Shop: Yemaya's Pearl! This new item from the creator of Padmavati's Lotus has a mysterious undersea essence to it... who knows what it may become?

You can grab a first-generation Yemaya's Pearl now in the Cash Shop!

Get Yemaya's Pearl!

Oh, I almost forgot: we've also got some cool items leaving our shelves this Friday, so don't delay:

• The Repo Lamp
• Gimpi
• Coocoon

Don't miss your chance to pick them up!

11 Community Spotlight: Gaia's Darwin Awards - Share Your Own!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Gaia's Darwin Awards - Share Your Own! - admin Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:43 pm

As you, a dedicated student of natural history, no doubt already know, the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin is tomorrow. If you're wondering how he's survived to such a ripe old age, it's pretty simple: by eating the many rare and exotic species of the Galapagos islands.

The Gaia Team has such immense respect for the man and his cockamamie theories about apes becoming men and finches becoming giant tortoises and whatnot that we've decided to celebrate with a very special one-time celebration: Gaia's Darwin Awards, showcasing a few unlucky members who managed to get themselves spectacularly ejected from Gaia's gene pool.

These awards are an opportunity for our Customer Service staff to dig painfully into their historical annals and yank out some of the goofiest bans in history. It's a great way to learn an important lesson about science, history, togetherness and not getting banned for doing something really, really, really silly.

There's also a fun little contest to go along with it, so you might even win a bunch of Gold!

Check Out Gaia's Darwin Awards!

12 Valentine's Day Gifts in the Cash Shop!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Valentine's Day Gifts in the Cash Shop! - [NPC] Flynn Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:07 pm

Hey, folks! With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought it would be nice to throw a few romantic little gifts in the Cash Shop:

Sexy Present: Get that special someone a gift box filled with risqué attire for a sweet surprise. Ooh la la!

Cupid's Crown: This romantic accessory works as a cute crown or a heart-shaped hairclip. Makes a very thoughtful and affordable gift!

Grace of Anteros: A heart-shaped item with multiple poses, including a sexy, godly companion... and Anteros is a god of requited love, so you'll never strike out.

Mono the Skunk Plushie: Indulge in the sulfurous odor of love with a fragrant little friend for your favorite flame.


Grab Some Romantic Gifts!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Good luck with your courtships, guys and girls-- and remember to stop by Gaia tomorrow for some fun Valentine's Day festivities!

13 Find Love with the Valentine's Day Event!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Find Love with the Valentine's Day Event! - admin Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:15 pm

Valentine's Day is nearly here, and love is all around us! The sweet scent of romance lingers in the air, the butterflies alight sensually upon the rosebuds and the birds twitter sweetly and fly into closed windows due to love-related magnetic interference, et cetera!

Since we know you've got affection on your mind, we figured we'd make the courtship process a little easier with a little Valentine's Day celebration.

Visit our event page to generate personalized valentines for all your Gaia crushes! If they accept them, you'll get a free event item and the possibility of lifelong romantic bliss. If they don't, hey, there are plenty of other fish in the sea.

You can also try your luck at sending Valentines to your favorite Gaia NPCs! Different characters like different things, so you'll definitely strike out a few times. Don't be too discouraged-- you're sure to find a couple of matches!

For all you storyline-hungry manga lovers out there, we've also put up an all-new update starring Liam and his tragic libido.

To join the fun, visit the Valentine's Day Event Page!

<3 Loooooooove! <3

This event will continue until 11:59PM on February 16th. Have fun!

13 EI Report: Nano-C, Infernal Spirit, Captain Ara's & more!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Nano-C, Infernal Spirit, Captain Ara's & more! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:50 pm

We've got a new evolving item this week: Yemaya's Pearl! Also this week, new evolutions from the Infernal Spirit and Nano-C, plus the final evolutions of Captain Ara's Nestegg and the Wingding Shirt!

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You can grab all these items-- including a first-generation Yemaya's Pearl-- in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report from Dr. Singh and Timmy!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the festivities, but let's take a quick break from all the smooching for a little evolving item news, shall we? I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and this is my oddball sidekick, Timmy. Are you having a good Valentine's Day, Timmy?


Timmy: And how! I've been out hunting for eggs all day-- I found a few by the duck pond, but they're pretty old!

Dr. Singh: Wrong holiday, Timmy, but at least you're keeping busy. You've been a little scrambled up ever since the whole... bad thing, huh? Well, at least you're still Timmy.


Timmy: You betcha! I'm Timmy as all heck!

Dr. Singh: You certainly are. Well, the big news this week is a brand-new evolving item, Yemaya's Pearl! This aquatic wonder hit the Cash Shop only a few days ago, and it's still steeped in mystery... I suppose we'll have to wait for its first evolution to find out what might be within, but now's an auspicious time to invest in a first-generation version!


Timmy: It sure is sparkly... so mesmerizing... hey, why am I suddenly so distracted by shiny stuff, Doc?

Dr. Singh: I'm guessing you lost a couple dozen IQ points in that centrifuge, but that's all in the past now. Anyway, we've also got a fantastic gaggle of evolutions this week! The technological superiority of the Nano-C is clearly evident once again with another stunning firmware revision. I'm not sure this kind of advanced weaponry should be in the hands of the general public...


Timmy: Nifty! Can I have one, Doc?

Dr. Singh: Absolutely not! You'd accidentally blow up your head. Wait till your birthday, and we'll see. In totally different news, the Infernal Spirit is continuing its fiery growth with some new armor pieces... I'm also seeing signs that the soul contained within this object is beginning to become more... twisted. Meanwhile, Captain Ara's Nestegg is reaching its glorious, piratey, swashbuckling finale this week! There's a bunch of new poses, plus all the classic poses will be unlocked.


Timmy: I'm gonna be a pirate when I grow up. I wanna learn how to fly! Plus, I can already talk.

Dr. Singh: You're thinking of a parrot, you adorable halfwit, but who am I to discourage you? Last up, we've got the final update to the increasingly popular Wingding Shirt, the least expensive and most... physically abundant EI in Gaia's history! This saucy shirt managed to get into quite a bit of mischief during its run, didn't it?


Timmy: Squaawk! Timmy wanna cracker! I'm a pirate! I'm a pirate!

Dr. Singh: Oh, you. Well, that's about it for this week's report, folks! If you can pry your lips away from the Valentine's Day event, don't forget to share your thoughts in our Evolving Item poll! Goodnight!

14 [ Poll ] Community Spotlight: Happy Valentine's Day!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Happy Valentine's Day! - admin Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:55 am

What are your plans for Valentine's Day?

  • Spending the day on Gaia 0 0.0% [ 0 ]
  • A romantic evening with your significant other 0.625 62.5% [ 5 ]
  • A romantic evening "alone" 0 0.0% [ 0 ]
  • Dumping your partner just to be a jerk 0 0.0% [ 0 ]
  • Gorging yourself on sweets 0.125 12.5% [ 1 ]
  • Biding your time until all the chocolate goes on sale the next day 0.125 12.5% [ 1 ]
  • Weeping, trembling, etc. 0 0.0% [ 0 ]
  • Crime spree 0.125 12.5% [ 1 ]

Total Votes: [ 8 ]

  • This poll closed on February 17, 2009.

No longer accepting new votes.

Valentine's Day

In case you somehow missed it, today is Valentine's Day. You know, that annual time when thoughts turn to chocolate, flowers, and love. If you haven't taken the opportunity, you should try out Gaia's Valentine event, or spread some love on the forums.

Gaia Wedding Chapel

If you're looking to take that giant plunge with your favorite Gaia sweetie, the Gaia Wedding Chapel can help. These enterprising Gaians have been staging weddings for quite some time, and have a number of packages available for interested couples. It won't give you a break on your taxes, but it'll give you something fun to remember!

15 February's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement February's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:08 pm

Yaaay~! Collectible time is here! Gotta open my letters....

February brings us another pair of awesome exclusives to give your avatar a powerful dose of style:

The Grizzly Hoodie is a toothy little tribute to our big, angry forest friends. It features a glorious bitey hoodie, bear paw gloves and slippers and much more.

The Heartbreaker is the perfect antidote to all the mushy stuff mid-February brings. Featuring a blazing heartbroken guitar, a ball-and-chain, and some saucy fashions to represent the bonds of love.

These limited-edition items are available this month only, so don't miss out!

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

18 Happy Birthday, Gaia!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Happy Birthday, Gaia! - Cashmere Cactus Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:34 pm

Today is the 6th anniversary of Gaia's momentous founding, and we're in the mood to celebrate! As usual, we've set up an anniversary forum where you can share your Gaia memories and birthday wishes, plus a tearful and heartfelt thread from Lanzer to thank you for being the greatest community on the web.

He's also got a nice little surprise waiting for you, so I hope you're the sort of person who likes nice little surprises.

Visit Lanzer's Thread for an Anniversary Treat!


Visit Gaia's Anniversary Forum

19 Aquarium Update: New Mermaid and Catfish, Plus Improvements!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: New Mermaid and Catfish, Plus Improvements! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:44 pm

Mirai: Heeeeeyy everyone! Barrett and I are just stopping by to let you know about some new fishy friends available in Phin Phang, not to mention some fancy improvements.

Barrett: Right you are, Mir--

Mirai: So go ahead, Barrett! Tell them about the new fish!

Barrett: Well, the crown jewel this week is Memphis the Mermaid. In classic mermaid fashion, Memphis is generously endowed when it comes to Booty Grabbing action. She drops green coins, which are worth twice as much as Gold coins. Oh, and she's quite beautiful... just like you, Mirai.

Mirai: You're too kind, but please stop breathing so heavily on my aquariums. You're fogging them up.

Barrett: Er... Sorry, Mirai. We've also got a pair of catfish... so to speak. Kiki and Coco Kitty have both donned some light scuba gear, and they're looking to give the underwater world a try. Unlike Rufus, they'll play nice with the fish.

Mirai: I wish you'd stop hanging out with that Rufus. He's a bad influence on you, Barrett. Anyway, all three of these "fishy" friends can be found in my store, Phin Phang!

Get Aquarium Goodies


Mirai: Psst! Don't forget to tell them about the improvements.

Barrett: I spent a few hours installing fiber optic cable in Phin Phang, so now when you click on an item, you can preview how it'll look inside an aquarium. Also, Booty Grab performance has been improved, along with some other small tweaks to make things faster. It's gr--

Mirai: Terrific! The Overseer himself shines on you, Barrett! Say, what else have you been up to lately?

Barrett: Caring for thousands upon thousands of abandoned fish. There's nothing worse than having to comfort a sad cuttlefish, Mirai.

Mirai: Oh, Barrett, you really know how to excite folks. Well, I guess that's about it for this week! Bye everyone! Say bye, Barrett!

Barrett: Bye Bye!

20 EI Report: New item - Gogh Reed!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: New item - Gogh Reed! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:45 pm

There's a new evolving item hitting the Cash Shop today: Gogh Reed, which starts its life as a sweet little fruit but is sure to have something quite different in store. Check Dr. Singh's full report below for more info!

We've also got updates to a bunch of items: Anima Adamantea, the Diapered Egg, Jinxi's Charm and the glorious Fallen Wish!

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You can grab all these items-- including the new first-generation Gogh Reed-- in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report from Dr. Singh and Timmy!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your source for the latest news on the greatest items. I'm Dr. Singh, and this is my fluffy-headed sidekick, Timmy. How ya doing, Timmy?


Timmy: You betcha, Doc!

Dr. Singh: What? What am I betting?


Timmy: Huh? Sorry, Doc, that was just reflexes. I usually just kinda space out during the intro part.

Dr. Singh: I can't say I blame you, buddy, but here's where stuff gets exciting: We've got a brand new item this week! With the Fallen Wish soon to be complete, Flynn has decided to start stocking the heir to the luxury EI throne a little early: The Gogh Reed seems to be some kind of delicious-looking fruit, but let's not eat it just yet... from the impish twinkle on its rind, I'm guessing it's going to get itself into quite a bit of mischief in the near future.


Timmy: Golly, that's wonderful! I'm a big fan of mischief.

Dr. Singh: I'm detecting quite a bit of instability in its structure, as if it's just itching to change shape-- into what, I have no idea. One thing's for certain: the Gogh Reed is going to be wild and unpredictable. You can pick up a first generation Gogh Reed now in the Cash Shop... better get a first-generation version fast, before it starts evolving without you!


Timmy: Wowee, maybe I'll get one! I'm a bit of a puckish scamp myself, so wild and unpredictable business is right up my alley.

Dr. Singh: Timmy, I'm surprised at you! You're stringing together coherent sentences again-- I was sure that centrifuge scrambled your brain up for good.


Timmy: It comes and goes, Doc. One minute I'm sharp as a tack, and the next minute I can't even... what's the word for that thing when... say, when's lunch?

Dr. Singh: We already had lunch, you scatterbrained little lemur, but I'm glad to see your adorable neurological damage rearing its cute little head again. Anyway, let's get back to business: we've got some amazing updates today! First up, the mega-popular Fallen Wish is evolving this week, and it seems to be gearing up for an incredible finale. This week's update introduces gorgeous crystal elements to its already lovely form.


Timmy: It's so majestic! I can't even hardly believe how majestic it is!

Dr. Singh: And it seems like it'll just get more majestic from here, too! Elsewhere, we've got an incredible update to the Anima Adamantea... it's taking the form of a sleek armored shell and a headpiece with ninjaesque undertones.


Timmy: It looks all robotic and butt-kicking, Doc!

Dr. Singh: We're also seeing a refreshing new update from Jinxi's Charm: after all the bitterness and turmoil, it seems that this cursed item is finally letting go of the heartbreak of the past... could it be that we're seeing a more cheerful side beginning to blossom? I wouldn't be surprised if we saw this item reach a state of contentment and finality soon.


Timmy: Aww, that's real nice. It just goes to show ya that time is a great healer, right Doc?

Dr. Singh: That's quite philosophical, Timmy. Let's just hope time heals your frazzled neurons, too. Last but not least, we've got the very first evolution of the Diapered Egg, one of our newer items! If you're wondering what sort of thing might hatch from a thing like this, it looks like you'll be finding out very soon... it's starting to crack!


Timmy: Gosh, there's all kinds'a hearts and stuff coming out! Whatever's in there seems like it's in a real good mood, Doc.

Dr. Singh: Well, who wouldn't be, with a fantastic set of evolutions like this week's?


Timmy: Ha! I see what you did there, Doc. Real clever. Nice way to tie everything up at the end.

Dr. Singh: I'll tie YOU up at the end, you sarcastic little-- whoops, looks like we're just about out of time! Be sure to come back next week for more great evolving item news, and don't forget to vote for your favorites in our EI poll!

21 Community Spotlight: Fun Polls & The Oscars ChatEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Fun Polls & The Oscars Chat - admin Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:04 pm

Poll It Together

Want to earn some Gold and have a little fun? The "Now You See It, Now You Don't" thread in Chatterbox is full of contests, raffles, questionnaires, and an ever-changing poll to vote in. Take a look around and join in -- just make sure you read the rules thread first.


Woo! Oscar Party!

If you're looking for something to do tomorrow while you watch The Oscars, other than bite your nails and fawn over Hugh Jackman's dreamy looks, log into Gaia and talk up a storm! Join us tomorrow during The Oscars for a live chat that starts with the fanciful fashion review on the Red Carpet and ends with tears or joy depending on who wins and loses. This thread will open Sunday, Feb. 22nd at 5:00pm PST.

Can't wait 'til tomorrow? Chime in on our Oscar Poll and tell us your winner predictions!


Account Security and YOU!

We pester you about your password a lot, but there's a reason: we care. The last thing we want is for you to have your account compromised by some shady huckster who sells all your items off. So, if you haven't taken the time recently, please go update your password! Make it all long and ugly, with letters, numbers, and whatever else you can fit in there. The longer and more complicated it is, the harder it is to crack.

And while you're at it, check to make sure your account is attached to a working email account that you can still access. If it's not, update it! Doing both these things goes a long way toward keeping your Gaia experience smooth and carefree. Besides, there are some cool security features coming soon where you'll definitely need access to your email account -- don't risk getting locked out of your own account!

25 Community Spotlight: Read for Fun, Poll, & Darwin WinnersEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Read for Fun, Poll, & Darwin Winners - admin Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:46 pm

Online Novel: Take It With You

Whether you love vampires or not, you might want to check out this fascinating story by one of your fellow Gaians. Take It With You is a novel published here on Gaia that is likely to be part of a series. We understand that the follow-up novel has already started. It's up to you to find it.

The Oscars - The Good, Bad, & the Ugly

Whether or not you actually watched The Oscars, chances are you've been exposed to what the stars were wearing that night. Enquiring minds want to know what Gaians think about who was best dressed and who was worst dressed. Visit both threads to give your opinion!

Darwin Award Winners

When it comes to Darwin Awards, winner may not be the first word that comes to mind. But in this case, users posted real life Darwinian stories and there were some real doozies!

Congratulations to the top three winners (by popular vote):

1st place: Canada_Eh_Oh with airSoft adventures
2nd place: Azzarinne for misguided reward seeker
3rd place: Sierrajade2000 with padlocked tongue

24 FAMESTAR 2000: beat your rivals to win huge prizes!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement FAMESTAR 2000: beat your rivals to win huge prizes! - [NPC] Flynn Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:16 pm

Ooh, looks like we've got a very special new item today... can you handle the pressure of Gaia's toughest audition?

The FAMESTAR 2000 contest lets you test your talents against a gauntlet of fame-seeking foes... if you win the competition, you could walk away with a crazy grand prize!
When you join the competition, you'll be faced with a choice: you can try your luck at beating your rival to advance to the next round, or you can forfeit and walk away with a cool random item.

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Think you've got what it takes? Grab a ticket to FAMESTAR 2000 to find out!

Get Famous!

27 EI Report: Nano-C, Infernal Spirit, Changelings, Fremere'sEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Nano-C, Infernal Spirit, Changelings, Fremere's - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:25 pm

A bunch of our excellent evolving items are getting new poses this week! We've got some cool updates to Nano-C, Fremere's Guard, the Infernal Spirit, and the final evolution of the Changeling Babies. Have a look!

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Want to hop aboard the evolving item fun train? You can grab all these items now in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report from Dr. Singh and her oddball sidekick Timmy!

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Dr. Singh: Hey, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your weekly source for the latest EI news, gossip and scientific analysis. I'm Dr. Singh, and this is my distinctly unprecocious child sidekick, Timmy.


Timmy: Hey! I'm almost not a child!

Dr. Singh: Sure you are, you little scamp. What are you now, ten? Eleven?


Timmy: I lost track, Doc, but I feel like it's maybe twelve. I think I'd know if I was thirteen, though. Isn't that when I get my mustache and learn to talk to cars?

Dr. Singh: I think you're a little confused about the basic processes of biology, but I find your childlike misconceptions so delightful that I think I'd rather let you keep them.


Timmy: Wow! Thanks, Doc.

Dr. Singh: But enough of our amusing banter-- let's get down to business! As usual, we've got a whole mess of great items getting updated this week. Tech fans will be pleased to note that the Nano-C is getting another firmware update this week. This thing is looking a little dangerous, isn't it, Timmy?


Timmy: I'll say! Being a child, I can't help wanting to recklessly point it at myself and others! And maybe press some buttons!

Dr. Singh: Please don't, little buddy. I'm aware that the phrase "not a toy" is just about the most enticing thing in the universe to a person your age, but take my word for it that having a not-blown-up head is way more fun than playing with high-tech weaponry.


Timmy: If you say so, Doc.

Dr. Singh: And speaking of children, these Changeling Babies have certainly been a handful... both the boy and girl are finishing their evolutions this week, and are all grown up! It seems like only yesterday these adorable bundles of mischief came into our lives.

Timmy: Don't babies usually take longer than that to grow up? I kinda remember bein' a baby, and it seems like it was a while ago--maybe years ago.

Dr. Singh: Well, these babies are very special, and I don't mean that in the "Timmy is a very special boy" sense. While they looked fairly normal as infants, it became clear sometime during their growth that they're actually baby trolls, which is why they grew up so fast and wound up with such brutish features.


Timmy: I think they're neat! I wanna be a troll when I grow up. It's my childhood dream!

Dr. Singh: I'm sorry, but your childhood dream is impossible and you should give up.


Timmy: Aww, nuts. That's what you always say about my childhood dreams.

Dr. Singh: Just trying to keep your fluffy little head out of the clouds, buddy. In other news, the implacable soul of Fremere's Guard is continuing its restless journey this week with some excellent new poses, including a very colorful addition. Elsewhere in the burning fury department, the Infernal Spirit is getting another ominously soul-singeing update this week-- this thing is really starting to heat up, and I'm both curious and frightened to see what it has in store.


Timmy: Oh! Hey! I think I must be twelve, because I remember it was about this time two years ago when you told me that ten years old was too old to get things stuck in my nose.

Dr. Singh: Excellent use of your deductive powers, Timmy. Well, that's it for this week, folks. Remember to stop by next week for more great evolving item news, and don't forget to vote in our weekly poll!

March Edit

03 Shop Update! Hip Hop & Audrey SetsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shop Update! Hip Hop & Audrey Sets - [NPC] Liam Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:25 pm

Oh, hey! Looks like we're getting a new shipment in today, and it's looking pretty sweet! I'll definitely be wearing some of this stuff...

Item time! By popular demand and for sheer love of the game, we've got a small set of Hip Hop gear for all your block-hugging and rhyme-spitting needs. Includes modern camo-print hoodies inspired by Japanese fashion labels nobody can afford in real life, classic b-boy tracksuits from the era of headspins and body glides, down jackets and work boots for some East Coast 90s style and sagged pants to irritate authority figures.

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On the exact opposite end of the fashion spectrum, we're bringing you some iconic glamour with the Audrey set. With long gloves, tasteful jewelry and gorgeous gowns, you'll be perfectly equipped to wistfully sing Moon River out the window in a most romantic style.

You can find these items scattered around Gaia's shops. Go drop some Gold!

Go Shopping!

03 Gaia Cinemas: Get Ready for Anime Tuesdays!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Cinemas: Get Ready for Anime Tuesdays! - [NPC] Ron Bruise Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:14 pm

Woooo! Guess those Gaia admin folks are beefing Cinemas up big time!

Good news, anime fans! We're adding over 100 pounds of freshly farmed anime to Cinemas, courtesy of FUNimation. That means that right now you could be watching episodes of Black Blood Brothers, Blue Gender, Suzuka and more with your friends.

If that didn't wet your whistle, we'll also be adding new anime shows and episodes to Cinemas every Tuesday. Be sure to check back often!

Watch Some Animes

04 Community Spotlight: Grab the Booty & How to Win 1 Mil GoldEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Grab the Booty & How to Win 1 Mil Gold - admin Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:41 pm

Grab the Booty!

It's all the rage these days...he's grabbing her booty, she's grabbing his booty, he's grabbing his booty, alright you get the picture. There's a whole lotta booty grabbing and gold grubbing going on and pretty much everyone's talking about it! If you haven't joined in the booty fun, you might want to check out this really handy Aquarium thread to learn all about it! We especially like the "Happy Tank" guide and "How to have a CHEAP & Happy Tank."


Daily Chance - Big Money GOLD!

If you haven't been clicking on the Daily Chance Cart, you might want to start so you can increase your odds at winning some seriously huge gold prizes! Last month, 21 lucky Gaians won prizes of 271,828 gold just by clicking Daily Chance Cart. And get this...3 other fortuitous Gaians earned 1 MILLION gold with just one click! Talk about a jackpot!! You could be next, but only if you click on Daily Chance.


If you would like your event, guild, charity, mini-shop, service or other Gaia-related content considered for the Community Spotlight, please send a PM to Community Spotlight with details and a link. Thanks!

04 News Bulletin: TOS Update, Rally Upgrades & MoreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement News Bulletin: TOS Update, Rally Upgrades & More - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:05 pm

Better Terms to Better Service You

We've made a minor update to our Terms of Service, so here's a heads up for all you Terms of Service fans out there. Don't worry, this isn't one of those sneaky TOS updates where we slip in fine print saying that we get to sell your bodies to science-- it's the same set of rules as ever, just worded more specifically so unscrupulous ne'er-do-wells can't try to find loopholes.

If you love long, boring legal documents, we encourage you to take a look at the updated Terms of Service:

Behold These Commandments


We've also updated our "Rules and Guidelines" section for extra clarity. It's kinda like Cliff's Notes for the TOS-- it's written in actual human language, so it's less boring and legal:

Bumbo The Safety Dog Says Rules Can Be Fun!


Rally Ch-Ch-Changes

If you're a Rally regular, keep an eye out for updates. We're planning to roll out a series of tweaks and improvements over the next month to make the whole experience both less confusing for new users and more streamlined for experienced members.

One noticeable bit of streamlining is the removal of the Car Showroom area, which mostly proved to be unpopular and confusing to navigate. Apologies to all the Showroom lovers out there, but we felt like it was no longer pulling its weight.

There's tons of other stuff coming up, too: bug fixes, better instructions, easier navigation, et cetera.

Visit Gaia Rally


Belated Stockings!

The Holiday Stocking Contest wrapped up quite a while ago, but we fell behind on getting them out to you guys. The good news is that three excellent items are now available in multiple color options, including:

1st Place

Gaia Feet Stockings designed by todismyname

2nd Place

Deluxe Holiday Legwarmers designed by Enji_Chou

3rd Place

Deluxe Ribbon Stockings designed by Enji_Chou

You can get any of these lovely new stockings right now in Durem Depot. Congrats to the winners!

06 EI Report: Fallen Wish, Gogh Reed & Yemaya's PearlEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Fallen Wish, Gogh Reed & Yemaya's Pearl - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:41 pm

It's a wild week for Evolving Items: two newer items (Gogh Reed and Yemaya's Pearl) are getting their first updates, and the glorious Fallen Wish is finishing its evolution!

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You can pick up these items now in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Check out the full report below, including a dazzling Gogh Reed painting!

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Dr. Singh: Hey, guys! This is your pals Dr. Singh and Timmy, back with another exciting edition of the Evolving Item Report. We've got some big news today: two items getting their very first evolutions, and our biggest item is reaching its monumental conclusion!


Timmy: Golly, Doc! Which one? Which one!? Tell me! I can't hardly stand it!

Dr. Singh: Patience, my young friend. All in good time. Actually, what the heck, let's just get to it: the Fallen Wish is finishing its evolution this week! This silvery-blue wonder started as a fragment of the shining firmament, but it's gradually taken the form of a beautiful dragon-- and become our most popular Evolving Item along the way! This week, its stunning lifecycle is finishing up with a tremendous bang: lots of amazing new poses, plus plenty of previous poses unlocked.


Timmy: Pardon my language, Doc, but it's.... breeping incredible!

Dr. Singh: Aww, that's precious... you don’t even know any fake swears. But, come to think of it, you're absolutely right: it's breeping incredible indeed. Now that its evolution has finished, it's only a matter of time before it leaves the shelves of the Cash Shop... so, if you haven't picked up a Falling Wish already, time may be running out!


Timmy: Gee, guess I'd better break open my piggy bank...

Dr. Singh: You have a piggy bank!? Timmy, our contract specifically stipulates that all your earnings be put into a trust fund that only I have access to until you're 65 years old. If you're not comfortable with this arrangement, maybe I could call up Purvis and see if he's still available for that co-host slot...


Timmy: No! No! I'll be good! So, uh, what's our next item?

Dr. Singh: More exciting news, everyone: the fabulous Gogh Reed is getting its first update this week, with a dazzling array of cute colors! This ambitious item is set to pick up the premium EI crown now that the Fallen Wish is finishing up, and it's getting started in grand style: to give you a little hint about what the Gogh Reed is all about, its creator provided us this beautifully-painted clue!

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Click for giant version!


Timmy: It's beautiful, Doc! Look at all those little guys!

Dr. Singh: As you can see, the living spirit of this item seems to be strong, and it's positively bursting with color and vitality. Next up in this particularly exciting installment, we've got the very first evolution of another new item! Yemaya's Pearl, introduced just a few weeks ago, is beginning its evolution with some gorgeous deep-sea poses.


Timmy: Gosh, I'm getting' seasick just lookin' at it-- seasick in a good way!

Dr. Singh: You're a baffling little instrument, Timmy. I suppose that's just about it for this week--but I should announce one more thing: the trollish Changeling Babies will be leaving the Cash Shop on March 13th, so don't miss your chance to adopt one! Be sure to stop by our weekly EI poll to vote for your favorite, too. Ciao, everyone!

07 My Avatar: Brand Spankin' NewEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement My Avatar: Brand Spankin' New - admin Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:52 pm

After a lot of hard work juggling bits and bytes, not to mention thousands of shirts, pants, hats, and more, the new My Avatar page is almost ready to go! This overhaul represents phase one of an ongoing project, with more additions and features to be added over time.

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Here's what's new:

New improved look and layout.
Faster avatar and inventory load times, so you can dress like a giant frog in record time.
Equipped items are easier to identify.
"Delete Avatar" can now be found under account settings.

Keep an eye out for the update... it'll be coming along very soon!

07 Community Spotlight: New Roleplay & Make Daily Chance WorkEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: New Roleplay & Make Daily Chance Work - admin Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:39 pm

Mystic Castle

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Greece? Dream no more...join the Mystic Castle Greek Mythology roleplay and pretend you're in ancient Greece! Who will you be? A "Commoner" who lives in the village or the "Child" of a god? Check it out and join the fun!

Daily Chance - Making It Work

I guess we really caught your attention by Spotlighting the 1 million gold prizes available in Daily Chance. If you don't see the cute little Daily Chance Cart up in your header (it shows up on each of Gaia's main pages once per day), then be sure to check your Account Settings. Click on "My Gaia," then click on "Account Settings," find "Daily Chance" in the menu and make sure the box next to it is checked. If you have to check the box, be sure to click the "Save All Changes" button when you're done. The little guy will be back in your header in no time!

10 Cash Shop Update: The Nartian Rock!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: The Nartian Rock! - [NPC] Flynn Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:12 pm

Hi, guys! Some great news today: we've got a brand new evolving item from reapersun, creator of the Copper Twopence and Trick or Treat Tote! At first glance it appears to be a strange little asteroid, but I think something is hiding inside.

I'm hearing hints that the Nartian Rock, despite its intergalactic origin, might just wind up being quite a fashion phenomenon...

You can pick up a first-generation Nartian Rock now in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get a Nartian Rock!

11 Guilds: Improvements Galore!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Guilds: Improvements Galore! - [NPC] Leon Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:23 pm

Hail, Gaians! Those crafty admins sent me this note:

Gaia's dedicated devs have been working hard to fancy up Guilds, and you can check out some of that fanciness right now. Here's what's new:

Guild Captains can now input up to five keywords and a short description of their guild to help clarify what it's all about. Own a guild? Check out this thread for more info.

Keywords and description are not only searchable, but will eventually allow us to recommend and match Guilds to you based on your interests.

The interface has been streamlined and cleaned up. Expect more improvements in this department.

We squashed some bugs. A lot of bugs.

You can now do searches as short as 2 characters for Guilds.

Guilds are also now included in Gaia's main search tool.

Head to the Guilds page and check out the changes. Heck, join a guild while you're at it!

Visit Guilds


More Guilds improvements are on the way, so keep on the lookout!

11 Big Booty Week Starts NOW!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Big Booty Week Starts NOW! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:52 pm

Mirai: Hey everyone! Just stopping by to let you know about the super awesome BIG BOOTY WEEK! Tell them about it, Barrett!

Barrett: From now until Sunday assorted fish will be dropping Green Coins, worth twice the Gold! To make it easier to find games, the Aquarium Forum has been moved up and out of Gaia Community Discussion. And, on top of that--

Mirai: Lots of older decorations will be leaving Phin Phang this Thursday! Barrett will be taking care of them!

Barrett: What!? I'm kinda busy you know--

Mirai: Shush, mister! I need to make space for all the new decorations, backgrounds, and fish arriving Friday!

Barrett: Oh, OK. Anyway, there's also a new fishy friend floating around in the Daily Chance: the Hermit Cat. If you're lucky, you just might win one!

Mirai: She's a cutie, too! Well, that about does it for us. Go get some booty!


Big Booty Week Starts NOW!

Mirai: We have a small update, everyone! Barrett?

Barrett: Yesterday we accidentally suggested that older fish would be leaving Phin Phang. Whoops! Lots of older decorations and backgrounds are leaving, but the fish stay in the picture.

Mirai: And brand new fish and decorations are still on the way! Yay!

Barrett: Now get back to Booty Grab! Lots of fish are dropping Green Coins today!

12 Community Spotlight: Artistically Yours...Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Artistically Yours... - admin Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:35 pm

Will Work for Gold

There are plenty of things to buy for gold on Gaia, but did you know that you can also buy art drawn by a fellow Gaian?!? It's true! Check out the artistic stylings at Chriz & Moro's Avi Art Shop. They draw avatars, chibis, and names that are artily clad.


Going Postal - Still Going

Going Postal is like the Energizer Bunny, it keeps going and going and going and, well you get the idea. We have some newly posted art available for viewing on the Going Postal page. Just wanted to make sure that you're aware that we're still updating it every month. Enjoy!


Finding Community Spotlights

We created a handy little directory just in case you'd like to check out previously posted Community Spotlights. It's okay, it won't hurt our feelings if what you really want is to find the links to user generated content that we spotlight. We understand, we like them too!


If you would like your event, guild, charity, mini-shop, service or other Gaia-related content considered for the Community Spotlight, please send a PM to Community Spotlight with details and a link. Thanks!

12 Let's send Gaia to SPACE!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Let's send Gaia to SPACE! - lanzer Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:48 pm

NASA is hosting a naming contest for the new addition to the International Space Station. Let's take part in this historical event and name it Gaia!

The International Space Station’s Node 3 – a connecting module and its cupola – will have 7 windows to provide a panoramic view of our planet. Gaia would be a perfect name for the new module (the word Gaia originally refers to the Greek goddess of the planet Earth), and it's also a chance for us Gaians to let our voice be heard.

To vote for Gaia, just visit this page, click the "Suggest Your Own" option, and type in Gaia.

Send Us To Space!

13 Aquarium Report: A Bounty of New Fish & Decorations!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Report: A Bounty of New Fish & Decorations! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:03 pm

Mirai: Hi hi hi hi!!! We're stopping by to let you know about all the new aquarium goodies out today!

Barrett: It's a--

Mirai: GREAT DAY FOR AQUARIUMS! Tell them what's new, Barrett!

Barrett: Yes, well, um, there's a host of new seafolk available in Phin Phang. First up is Mimi Kitty, a bubbly little green catfish. Unlike some recent "catfish," she's all fish. Then we have snails!

Mirai: Ewww!

Barrett: But snails are beautiful creatures, Mirai! There are three colorful flavors of snail available, Gray, Orange, and Lime, each eager to slide across the bottom of your aquarium on a wonderful chariot of mucus excretions.

Mirai: On a less slimy note, we also have tons of new backgrounds and decorations!

Barrett: Right you are! Phin Phang is overflowing with new stuff, including the mini truck bubbler, bell blossoms, life guard post, banana tree, paper lamp, zen tree, and more. There are too many new items too list, so take a look around the shop!

Get Aquarium Goodies


Mirai: And don't forget: Big Booty Week is still going strong!

Barrett: You can score double the Gold playing Booty Grab! Be sure to hit the forums and check out everybody's aquarium signatures for a chance to play.

Mirai: Speaking strictly from an ecological and evolutionary standpoint, is there any precedent for fish dropping double booty?

Barrett: That's... that's the most beautiful thing you've ever asked me, Mirai. To answer your question, there was one such incident in--

Mirai: Wow, that's great, Barrett! Be sure to grab extra hard this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday every fish will be dropping double booty! Bye bye!

13 EI Report: Nartian Rock, Jinxi, Nano-C & more!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Nartian Rock, Jinxi, Nano-C & more! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:18 pm

This week, check out the Nartian Rock, an otherworldly new addition to the EI lineup! Jinxi's Charm is reaching its final stage today, plus new evolutions from the Diapered Egg, Nano-C, Infernal Spirit and Anima Adamantea.

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You can pick up these items now--including a first-generation Nartian Rock-- in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


For all the info, check out the full report from Dr. Singh and Timmy:

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Dr. Singh: Hi, guys! We're back with another exciting episode of the Evolving Item Report, Gaia's premier source for the latest news on the greatest items. I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and this is my little sidekick, Timmy. How ya doing, Timmy?


Timmy: Whoof. I'm a little tired, Doc. I had trouble sleeping, cuz my legs were so sore!

Dr. Singh: Don't worry, Timmy-- at your age, those are probably just growing pains.


Timmy: Really? Jeepers! That's fantastic! Y'mean I'm gonna grow up and be an hombre? When do I get my mustache?

Dr. Singh: It takes a while to become a grown-up, little buddy. You'll still be a kid, but before you know it you'll be turning into a lanky, awkward, greasy kid.


Timmy: Wow! I can't wait, Doc!

Dr. Singh: It's going to be grim, Timmy. It's a terrible, terrible time in a young man's life. I truly pity you for what you're about to endure.


Timmy: Wow... I get to drive a red car and wink at ladies!

Dr. Singh: Uh. Sure you will, Timmy. Anyway, enough childhood awkwardness: let's get on with the program, shall we? We've got a fantastic new EI this week, an item reaching its final stage, and a few great evolutions. First up, let's take a look at the Nartian Rock, the otherworldly wonder hitting the Cash Shop this week! On the surface, it appears to be a lumpy little asteroid, but it looks as if there may be something hiding inside...


Timmy: Aliens!? I hope they don't cause a big ruckus, like last time...

Dr. Singh: I'm not getting any take-over-the-world vibes from this thing whatsoever... maybe a hint of self-obsession, but we've all got that. You can get a first-generation Nartian Rock right now in the Cash Shop... don't miss out on your chance to get in on the ground floor!


Timmy: You bet! Those first-gen items are the bee's knees, people.

Dr. Singh: And some more big news: Jinxi's Charm is finishing up its bittersweet tale of lost love and redemption. Jinxi is finally being released from his curse, and the results are spectacular-- it seems as though Jinxi was actually a prince whose soul had been trapped within a doll!


Timmy: Golly, that's awful!

Dr. Singh: It sure is, but it seems that the tale has come to a happy end. In other news, we're seeing an update to the mysterious little Diapered Egg today! As usual, it's looking super cute with some cherubic love and swirling hearts. On the high-tech front, we're seeing fantastic new upgrades to both the Nano-C and the Anima Adamantea this week, so you'll be perfectly equipped for all your top-secret space espionage laser missions and whatnot.


Timmy: Ooh! Ooh! I want to go on a space mission!

Dr. Singh: Sorry, Timmy, but astronauts are generally required to be pretty smart. Last up this week, the Infernal Spirit is blazing in again with more perfect gear for all the restless warrior spirits out there. It's truly the stuff of legend, isn't it, Timmy?


Timmy: It sure is! When I grow up, I'm gonna be a mighty warrior with a burning fire in my soul for-- ow, Doc, what the heck is this red spot on my face?

Dr. Singh: Uh oh. So it begins. Well, folks, I guess we'd better call it quits for this week, before Timmy starts turning into an awful teenager right before our very eyes. As usual, be sure to check out our weekly evolving item poll and let us know which items you like the best! Goodnight, everyone!

14 Support Gaia in the Race to Space!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Support Gaia in the Race to Space! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:04 pm

This just in: an important space-race newsflash from the Gaia admins!

A few days ago, we asked for your help in giving a new module in the International Space Station a beautiful and fitting name: Gaia.

It's become clear that we've got some pretty stiff competition in this race to space: a beloved TV personality has also thrown his hat in the module-naming ring, and while we love his show, we're also determined to crush him.

In the spirit of competition, we've decided to create a prize for those of you who support Gaia in its conquest of the cosmos: if you go throw in a vote for Gaia, we'll give you a commemorative item to celebrate the honorable defeat of a legendary showman.

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This beautiful item could be yours if you vote for Gaia!


The contest rules state that you can vote once per day, so don't be afraid to throw in a vote even if you already voted on Thursday. To get your item and vote for Gaia, click this link. When you reach the NASA page, click "Suggest Your Own," then type Gaia into the box. Onward to space victory!

Vote For Gaia and Get an Item!

15 The March Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The March Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:38 pm

It's finally the 15th! Time to open my letters!!! Yaaaay~!

March brings us two exemplary additions to the celebrated pantheon of Monthly Collectibles:

The Techno-Mage is all about cool steampunk-style gear that blends machinery with magic. Features a high-tech helmet and monocle, a handy utility belt, a mechanized staff and more.

The Spring Nymph embodies the blossoming fertility of the season with glorious green and gold. Includes a gorgeous tree backdrop, a leafy cape and hairdo, and a slinky vine of ivy that leaves little to the imagination.

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

15 Community Spotlight: Daffodils, Ribbons, Basketball and MoreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Daffodils, Ribbons, Basketball and More - admin Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:42 pm

The Daffodil Movement

According to The Daffodil Movement, April is cancer awareness month and there are lots of ways to get involved. In April, show your support by equipping a daffodil boquet on your avatar, add a daffodil or ribbon to your signature, submit an entry to the yellow wall, and/or participate in the contests. There's a lot of great information in this thread, so definitely check it out and contribute in a positive way.


March Maaadness

Amidst all the Booty Grabbin’ Madness going on this weekend, there’s another bit of Madness coming up – the March kind! If you’re a college basketball fan, or even if you’re not, come vote in our poll and let us know who you think will win the national championship. While you’re at it, stay for some sure-to-be-witty-and-enlightening chatter and conversation from hoop hounds all over Gaia. Who needs ESPN?!?


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, so remember to wear green or you'll be pinched over and over again! Check out our silly poll and do some pinching right here on Gaia!

18 Wanna be a FAMESTAR? Time is running out!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Wanna be a FAMESTAR? Time is running out! - [NPC] Flynn Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:55 pm

The clock is ticking on the FAMESTAR 2000 auditions! If you want your shot at some great items—some of the top FAMESTAR prizes are selling for millions in the Marketplace—you'll have to get your ticket quick!

This Friday, FAMESTAR tickets will be leaving the Cash Shop. We'll also be pruning our selection of some cool older items, so look closely:

Leaving Friday, March 20:

• FAMESTAR 2000 Ticket & Bundle
• Long-Stem Blue Rose
• Long-Stem Yellow Rose
• Pink Sweetheart Teddy
• Smashing Cities
• Korora the Little Blue Penguin Plush
• Pearl and Sapphire Necklace
• Pearl and Sapphire Earrings
• Abominable Scarves (White, Purple & Green)
• Remaining items from the Marble, Aquamarine and Sapphire Dashing Gentleman sets

Don't miss out... grab 'em while you still can!

Do Some Last-Minute Shopping!

19 New Evolving Item: Reve RouilleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Evolving Item: Reve Rouille - [NPC] Flynn Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:23 pm

We've got some incredibly exciting news from the world of evolving items: the Reve Rouille, the new item from the creator of Biancamella and Picolitrosso's Urn, is hitting the Cash Shop shelves today!

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Click the image for a wallpaper-sized version!


This puzzling item was found washed ashore on a lonely stretch of beach... while it looks like a cute little knick-knack, it seems to give off a powerful sense of melancholy. Perhaps we'll know more about its unusual origins as it begins to evolve.

Don't miss your chance to pick up a first-generation Reve Rouille!

Get the Reve Rouille

20 EI Report: Reve Rouille, Gogh Reed, Fremere's GuardEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Reve Rouille, Gogh Reed, Fremere's Guard - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:39 pm

This week, we're proud to introduce the Reve Rouille, a lovely new EI with a tragic past. We've also got great updates to Fremere's Guard and the Gogh Reed! We've also got some incredible new illustrations from the EI artists, so do yourself a favor and scoll down to see them!

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You can pick up these items now--including a first-generation Reve Rouille-- in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


For more informative fun and some amazing artwork, scroll down to see the full report from Dr. Singh and Timmy!

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Dr. Singh: It's that time again, folks! We're back with another update on your favorite evolving items, courtesy of me, Dr. Singh, and my little pal Timmy. How are you, today, Timmy?


Timmy: Feelin' pretty good, Doc, except for this weird spot on my face.

Dr. Singh: You do seem a little greasier today. And is it my imagination, or are you taller?


Timmy: Golly, Doc, I might be. I was just about to ask if they'd lowered the floor in this place, cause it seems further away.

Dr. Singh: Well, that seems pretty unlikely, but who knows? But nobody wants to hear about you, Timmy-- let's give them what they came for: this week's evolving item news! First up, we've got a fantastic new item. The Reve Rouille has the feel of antique machinery, but it also has an air of sadness, as if it has a tragic tale to tell. What do you think, Timmy?


Timmy: Yeah, I think they definitely made the floor lower.

Dr. Singh: About the item, you fluffy-headed dunce. Anyway, it's a gorgeous new creation from the artist of such legendary items as Biancamella and Picolitrosso's Urn. With that kind of pedigree, I'd say the Reve Rouille is a sure thing, so don't miss out on the first generation!


Timmy: So whadda we got evolving this week, Doc?

Dr. Singh: I'm glad you asked, Timmy, because two of my very favorites are getting updated today. The Gogh Reed has already made a big splash with the dazzling burst of life and color it brought to the Evolving Item scene, and it's taking a hot new turn this week! I won't spoil the surprise, but I'm sure we'll have some very excited Gogh Reeders out there.

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Fremere's Guard and the Gogh Reed: Click the illustrations for full size!


Timmy: I already know this, cuz I read the cue cards: the second item is Fremere's Guard!

Dr. Singh: I admire your initiative, Timmy, and for once you're actually right: the restless beating of the warrior's heart still echoes through this cursed item... in addition to some tough new armor, it also seems that we're getting a rather imposing new sword and the potassium-rich power of a fateful banana.


Timmy: I want one, Doc! It's perfect for my plan!

Dr. Singh: What's your plan, Timmy?


Timmy: When I grow up, I'm gonna be the cursed spirit of a wandering warrior with a big sword, and my sidekick is going to be a special turtle that can get real hot, and it burns bad guys' hands when they try to catch it, plus it can mosey into buildings and burn them down. Also, my new name is gonna be Timicula: the Dracula of Timmies. Bananas are also involved.

Dr. Singh: Does any of this have to do with evolving items, Timmy, or are you just running your mouth again?


Timmy: I'm just telling it like it is. Better be nice to me now, or I'll tell the turtle about it.

Dr. Singh: I'll take that under advisement. Well, folks, that's it for this week. Remember to vote for your favorite item in our poll. Come back next week for more great EI news!

21 Community Spotlight: Forums and Items, Oh My!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Forums and Items, Oh My! - admin Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:16 pm

What's the Difference?

If you've spent any time in the Gaia forums, then you know that there are a lot of forums and tons of topics being discussed everyday. Today, we're shining the spotlight on ourselves and in turn, many of you to a certain degree. One of the most confusing things in our forums is figuring out the difference between Bug Reports & Technical Support, Questions & Assistance, and Site Feedback. If you need help, where do you go and where do you post? We’ll tell you, but first be sure to read the Rules & Guidelines for each forum.

Bug Reports & Technical Support (BRTS) - If you encounter a bug (not the kind with legs) on our site, run into technical difficulty accessing a feature, or perhaps you encounter a glitch, this is the place to go to report it. The more details you provide, the easier it is for everyone to understand.

Questions & Assistance (Q&A) – Have a question about how a feature works on our site? Q&A is the place to post where you’ll find helpful Gaians with fast typing skills and vast knowledge about the site, who are ready to help whenever you need it.

Site Feedback (SF) – Some sites give you a feedback form for your suggestions, at Gaia, we give you an entire forum to discuss your ideas and opinions on desired enhancements, new features, and things you like and dislike about the site.


Which Item Is It Anyway?

There are a whole variety of items available on Gaia. You buy some, you win some, you quest for others, many are gifted, and so on. Of ALL the items available, we thought it might be fun to play a bit of trivia to see if you know which item is the most common amongst you. Do you think you know? Are you up for the challenge? Well, you're in luck, because it's a multiple choice poll!

Check out Community Spotlight next week and we’ll reveal the answer.

23 Fallen Wish & Jinxi's Charm: Leaving Friday!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Fallen Wish & Jinxi's Charm: Leaving Friday! - [NPC] Flynn Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:37 pm

We've got a big heads-up for you guys: the Fallen Wish and Jinxi's Charm are leaving the Cash Shop this Friday!

The Fallen Wish-- which starts as a falling star and winds up as a glorious silver dragon-- is majestic, mythological and incredibly beautiful. You'll quickly see why it's become our best-selling and most popular evolving item ever!

Jinxi's Charm is colorful, unique and bursting with personality-- it's an amazing ride from its starting pose as a cute voodoo doll to its fantastic finale loaded with new tattoos, unexpected accessories and even a handsome prince!


What are you waiting for? Head over to the Cash Shop before you miss the boat!

Get Them While You Can!

24 Cash Shop Update: The Emerald SeedEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: The Emerald Seed - [NPC] Flynn Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:25 pm

Good news, guys! Spring is finally here, and we've got a glorious green item to celebrate: the Emerald Seed just might blossom into incredible riches. It's packed with a selection of new exclusives and rarities, plus Cash Shop favorites and valuable items.

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Emerald Seeds can't grow without the help of garden imps. When you use your Emerald Seed, you'll have a choice of five different imps, each with different rewards and different chances of success. If your imp successfully makes the Seed grow, you'll get an amazing random item—and even if they don't, you'll still get a consolation prize to sell back for some Gold.

To find out more about the Emerald Seed and its helpful imps, check out our Emerald Seed homepage!

Learn More

When you buy an Emerald Seed, it will appear in your Inventory's "Special" section. Click on it to choose your imp!

27 EI Report: Nartian Rock, Nano-C, Infernal Spirit & YemayaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Nartian Rock, Nano-C, Infernal Spirit & Yemaya - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:54 pm

This week, we've got an adorable update to Yemaya's Pearl, sinister new poses from the Infernal Spirit, a cutting-edge firmware revision for the Nano-C and the very first evolution of the Nartian Rock-- complete with a special mini-comic from the item's creator! Check out the full report below to take a gander.

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You can pick up these items now in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


For more informative fun and a Nartian Rock mini-comic, scroll down to see the full report from Dr. Singh and Timmy!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, Gaia's top-rated source for the most trustworthy EI news. I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and this is my little friend... Timmy? Goodness, where is that tardy little rascal?

Timmy: *Pant* Wait! Don't start the show, Doc! Here I am!

Dr. Singh: Good grief, Timmy, you look absolutely terrible. And you're late! What in the world is the matter?

Timmy: I don't know, Doc... it's like I can't get to sleep till three AM, then I sleep all afternoon and wake up surly and confrontational! Plus, I got all these awful spots on my face, and boy howdy, I'm greasy as a two-dollar pizza. What's wrong with me?

Dr. Singh: Oh dear... it's progressing much more rapidly than I anticipated.

Timmy: What's progressin'? Am I gonna mutate again?

Dr. Singh: Yes, Timmy. But this time it's not an evil mutation brought on by toxic waste or tainted Gro-Gain: this time, it's an evil mutation caused by your pituitary gland, a mutation we must all face sooner or later. Heaven help you, Timmy, you're in for a terrible couple of years.

Timmy: Say it ain't so, Doc! You mean the spots and the tallness and the disturbing dreams are gonna get even worse?

Dr. Singh: I'm afraid so, Timmy. But the good news is this: nobody cares! It's time to talk about this week's items, so let's quit dwelling on you and your rioting hormones, shall we?

Timmy: Good point, Doc! Let's get this show on the road! I don't wanna speak outta turn, but is it time for the Nartian Rock to evolve yet!? I'm super excited about that one!

Dr. Singh: It is, you observant little scamp! This week marks the first evolution of this dandy meteorite, and I think we're beginning to see what it's all about-- there seems to be a strange little visitor inside! In fact, the Evolving Item Report's researchers managed to get this exclusive glimpse of the modish invader:

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Timmy: His name is Kink? That's gonna get pretty interesting!

Dr. Singh: Right you are, Timmy-- we're sure to see some unusual things from this one! I'm also getting word this week that the creators of the high-tech Nano-C have released another firmware update to this nanotech wonder-- this time, we're seeing some mega-cool cybernetic enhancements, plus a mean energy rifle to really show 'em who's boss.

Timmy: An energy rifle! Wow! It looks like it's got a multi-mode core that can operate in electrostatic, endothermic or exothermic modes for maximum lethal versatility! Gee whiz, Doc, you could probably blow a four-foot hole in a steel wall with this thing! Can I fire it? Huh? Please? Just this once?

Dr. Singh: No! For the last time, you'd incinerate that fluffy head of yours. Since when do you know so much about high-tech weaponry, Timmy?

Timmy: I play a lot of video games.

Dr. Singh: Fair enough. Next on this week's roster is an awe-inspiring update to the Infernal Spirit... as this item moves ever closer to its fiery conclusion, it seems to have taken a disturbing turn: the warrior's soul seems to have fallen from grace and is now on the path of darkness...

Timmy: You mean it's turnin' evil? Jeepers!

Dr. Singh: Precisely, Timmy. Only time will tell if it can be redeemed, or if it will be totally consumed by wickedness in the end. Finally, we end on a lighter note with Yemaya's Pearl, which brings us some cute aquatic accessories formed of that most mysterious of sea creatures: the noble jellyfish. What a delightful surprise!

Timmy: Yay! I love jellyfish, Doc! As long as they're not stingin' meEEee... wh--what the heck was that!?

Dr. Singh: Well, Timmy, it sounds like your voice just dropped an octave for a moment, then excruciatingly squeaked back up into its usual grating register like a fingernail on a chalkboard. It was a godawful sound, Timmy, but I'm afraid you'll just have to get used to it, because that's only the beginning of the pubescent misery you're about to endure.

Timmy: No! It can't be true!

Dr. Singh: Yep! It's gonna be bad, little buddy! That's just about it for this week's show, ladies and gentlemen, but before we go, we should remind you to vote in our EI poll and let us know which items are your favorites for the week. See you next Friday, folks!

28 Community Spotlight: Easter Bash, Earth Hour, and more!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Easter Bash, Earth Hour, and more! - admin Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:54 am

Gaia Easter Egg Bash

Spring has sprung (depending on where you live) and Easter is around the corner. Why not kick off the season by participating in this fun user-run Easter event! Check out the details (and rules), the contests, be sure to dress up in your "Gaia Easter Best" April 10th-13th, eat lots of candy, and most of all have fun! <-- Whew! Now, that's a lot to do for one Easter.


Give an Hour to the Planet

Nestled deep within the bosom of this Saturday is a very special event: EARTH HOUR. At 8:30 PM in every time zone across this great spinnin' globe, it'll be time to turn off the lights and relax the old fashioned way: in complete, terrifying darkness. As simple as this act sounds, it helps send a message about the importance of responsible energy use and combating global warming. And it's only an hour of your time! Helping save the world couldn't be any easier.


Most Common Item - REVEALED!

Not to be confused with the latest celebrity exposé, but last week, we asked you which item was the most common in everyone's inventory. And out of 7 commonly found items, amazingly, 40.3% of you correctly chose the super groovy Basic Fishing Rod! And now we know the full power of greatness as it is here on Gaia. YOU my friends, are truly great!

30 Aquarium Report: New Fish, Submarine & Tons of GoodiesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Report: New Fish, Submarine & Tons of Goodies - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:52 pm

Mirai: Hi hi! Me and Barrett are stopping by with a sneaky little announcement of brand new aquarium thingies!

Barrett: I--

Mirai: Barrett worked all weekend to stock Phin Phang with new fish and loads of new backgrounds, terrains, and decorations, so he's being a bit grumpy right now. Anyway, tell them what's new!

Barrett: Argh! First up is the benign Watermeat, introduced to Gaia during the Zurg invasion by the late and... uh... very special 02. I plucked a bunch of these from the sewers, and nearly died doing so. I found they're a lot happier in clean aquarium water, so it's a win-win if you don't count all my injuries or the pinkeye I got from fighting a dirty peelunger.

Mirai: You're so dramatic! But what about the other ones? Tell them about the unicorny thing and the submarine.

Barrett: Ah, the majestic Narwhal. This whale has evolved a sharp piercing tusk used to stab prey, though the ones we're selling are very friendly. As for the Submarine, it's only the latest in state-of-the-art personal submersibles. You can climb inside this baby and float around your aquarium.

Mirai: You've done well this week, Barrett! I'm sure the Overseer will reward you handsomely.

Barrett: I hope he gives me a weekend off.

Mirai: Shush, Barrett! Anyway, be sure to head to Phin Phang and poke around!

Get Aquarium Goodies

April Edit

03 Gaia Cinemas: Watch Three New Free MoviesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Cinemas: Watch Three New Free Movies - [NPC] Ron Bruise Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:21 pm

Take a stroll over to the Cinemas to check out some fresh new movies! This week we've got a strange mixture of action, adventure, and '80s-style laughs. Woooo!

Cliffhanger: Sylvester Stallone squares off against John Lithgow in this epic tale of men, cliffs, and hanging tough.

Hollywood Knights: A bawdy 80s tale of rebellious teens launching a terrorist campaign against authority in order to save their favorite dine-in.

Son of Godzilla: Some meddling scientists get a face full of hubris when Godzilla & Son show up to beat the crap out of giant insects and create a royal ruckus.

Watch Some Movies

03 EI Report: Gogh Reed & Anima AdamanteaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Gogh Reed & Anima Adamantea - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:54 pm

We've got some great new EI updates: some new gear from the Anima Admanatea, plus a huge aquatic update to the Gogh Reed, including a cute new painting from the item's artist!

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You can pick up these items now in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


For more informative fun some cool art, scroll down to see the full report from Dr. Singh and Timmy!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your weekly source for all the latest EI news. I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and this is my unfortunate sidekick, Timmy. How ya doing this week, Timmy?

Timmy: Sullen, Doc. Sullen and angry. And greasy. And getting more an' more spotty and gangly all the time.

Dr. Singh: Dear me, it seems to be progressing more quickly than I thought... I knew puberty would be rough for you, on account of your extreme awkwardness, but I had no idea it would be so sudden.

Timmy: Well, I don't like it. I don't like anything. Leave me alone. I no longer respect authority figures.

Dr. Singh: Snap out of it, Timmy! What you're experiencing is called a "mood," and it's brought on by the surge of angry hormones currently racking your unsteady little frame.

Timmy: You mean I don't really feel this way? Whew. Jeepers, Doc, I was gettin' worried for a minute.

Dr. Singh: Let's just focus on the task at hand, shall we? We've got business to attend to, and we can't let ourselves be distracted by your disturbing adolescent metamorphosis.

Timmy: Understood!

Dr. Singh: First up, we've got a cool new upgrade to the cutting-edge Anima Adamantea-- in addition to some sleek new armor pieces, it looks like the small robotic companion is continuing to grow and become more technologically sophisticated.

Timmy: Can I teach it to do tricks, Doc?

Dr. Singh: Well, I don't think that's really the point, Timmy. But maybe. Finally, there's a fantastic new set of elemental items from the Gogh Reed, this time focusing on water. The cute little lizard seems to have transformed into a sparkling blue fish-- and it's brought along a gorgeous water cape, a mermaid tail, a new eye style and more. We've also got a lovely new painting by the item's creator:

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Timmy: That's a lotta stuff! It could practically be a whole item by itself, but that's just one evolution!

Dr. Singh: Such is the beauty of evolving items, squire! They're so jam-packed with value that it's practically unbelievable. Well, that's all for this week-- don't forget to stop by our poll and let us know what your favorite items are! Adios, folks, and have a great weekend.

Timmy: Bye bye!

04 Community Spotlight: Easter Mystery Party and more!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Easter Mystery Party and more! - admin Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:36 pm

Charity Easter Mystery Party

Indulge in some more Easter-ly fun going on here at Gaia with this exciting user-run event where you pay to play and put your super-sleuthy detective skills to the test. This event officially kicks off April 5-12, but if you join today you can save yourself a bit o' gold.


Community Spotlight is Moving

That's right, starting next week, not only will Community Spotlight have a new home, it will also have a slightly different name too. Community Spotlight will now be known as Spotlight (because the first name last name thing was far too formal) and it will live right on Gaia's new home page! Watch for the new updates.


Daily Chance - Big GOLD Winners!

Clicking on the Daily Chance Cart is a fun and easy game that you can play daily and if you're really lucky, you'll win big gold! Last month, we had one extremely auspicious Gaian win 1 million gold; 16 lucky Gaians won 271,828 gold; and a whopping 372 Gaians won 9,999 gold jackpots! Will you become a lucky statistic next month? Click the Daily Chance and find out.


New submission process! If you would like your event, guild, charity, mini-shop, service or other Gaia-related content considered for the Community Spotlight (soon to be Spotlight), please check out this thread for submission details. Thanks!

05 Gaia's New Homepage is Coming Soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia's New Homepage is Coming Soon! - admin Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:59 pm

In the next few days, we'll be switching to a new design for the main logged-in homepage. To ease the shock of the unfamiliar, here's a shot of what to expect:

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Click for a full-sized version.


We had a few major goals with this redesign:

Less advertising, less clutter and more interesting content. The main "What's Hot" section will show you new items, events and random fun stuff, so you won't have to pass your weary eyes over a million little banners to find out what's up.

More community/member content. The new "Spotlight" section will show you interesting new stuff and goings-on around the site, and there's a "Featured" spot for cool member avatars, aquariums, or whatever else deserves to be seen.

Separate sections for sponsored announcements vs. Gaia announcements. Everybody wins-- sponsored messages get their own place to shine, and Gaia announcements will be easier to find.

More flexibility. The new page will let us show different stuff to new members (i.e. basic info about core site features) than we would show to experienced Gaians-- this ought to help newbies get acquainted with the site more easily, which is good news for everyone


We hope you'll find it useful, attractive, friendly, honorable, and many other fine adjectives. Come back soon to check it out!

07 Cash Shop Update: Kottan Bell, Aquarium BundlesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Kottan Bell, Aquarium Bundles - [NPC] Flynn Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:23 pm

Hi, guys! We've got some excellent new deals in the Cash Shop today. First up, we've got a sweet new Evolving Item: the Kottan Bell is a cute little jingling wildflower... I consulted Dr. Singh, and she hinted that there's a peculiar magic about it that will begin to blossom soon.

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We've also got some new bundles for your aquarium! Not only are these sets a convenient way to get a bunch of cool items at once, they're also chance to get a massive discount... they're around 30% off the original price of the items! Check out the list below to see what's in them.

To get these items, just stop by the Gaia Cash Shop:

Visit the Cash Shop

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Here's the full listing of what's inside the new bundles:

Fish Bundle #3:

Submarine Ticket
Lime Snail
Banggai Cardinal
Scooter Blenny
Seaslug
Mimi Kitty

Zen Bundle:

Zen Tree x2
Zen Rocks
Paper Lamp
Lucky Kiki
Sushi Mat Terrain
Background (Dojo)
Dojo Sign
Sword Stand
Scroll
Streamer Fish
Octopii
Japanese Marimo
Kiki Catfish
Arrow Fish x2

08 Guilds: New Look, New Features, New AwesomenessEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Guilds: New Look, New Features, New Awesomeness - [NPC] Leon Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:25 pm

Hark! Those ever-vigilant admins have another important Guilds dispatch! Read on...

It's been a long time coming, but we finally got around to giving Guilds some much-needed love. The old Guilds Registry has been replaced with a slick-lookin' hub where you can track the latest activity across all your guilds and browse and find new ones with ease. On top of all that, we fixed tons of stuff on the backend, eliminating bugs galore.

Head on over and check it out! If you're not in a guild already, browse around. You're sure to find something interesting!

Visit the New, Improved Guilds

We're not done working on Guilds, so keep your eyes peeled for more improvements in the near future!

08 The Easter event has started!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Easter event has started! - [NPC] Ian Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:32 pm

Easter's coming right up, and it just wouldn't be complete without an egg hunt! The Easter Bunny is still on the lam after he kinda tried to blow everyone up last year, so Rufus and I decided to step in and help out. Check out the Easter mini comic for a little more detail.

We've scattered eggs across the shops, forums and landing pages (My Gaia, Community, World, etc), so get out there and find some! To turn in your eggs and win some prizes, just stop by and visit us:

Visit the Easter '09 Event Page

For those of you who like to get out there and get your hands dirty, I've heard rumors that some Easter mischief will be springing up in zOMG! tomorrow... it seems that the Easter Bunny's henchmen have created self-replicating eggs that hide themselves! If you catch some, you could win Gold, unique loot and special Easter recipes and badges. Stay tuned!

If you haven't checked out zOMG! yet, now's a great time to breeze through the fun tutorial so you'll be all ready for tomorrow's festivities.

Play zOMG!


Note: If you click on an egg in the forums and it takes you to another site, appears to "log you out" or pops up the big red warning page, it's just some clown trying to scam you. Please report any malicious fake eggs you come across to the mods.

A Further Note: Some of the shopkeepers have been a little reluctant to give up their eggs! Until we can get this glitch fixed, it might be best to avoid egg hunting in the shops and stick to the forums and landing pages.

10 EI Report: Kottan Bell, Infernal Spirit & many moreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Kottan Bell, Infernal Spirit & many more - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:31 pm

Big news in the EI world: the Infernal Spirit is reaching its blazing finale this week, and we're debuting the cute new Kottan Bell! We've also got the highly anticipated first evolution of the Reve Rouille, another super-hip update to the Nartian Rock (complete with a new mini comic by the artist) and fantastic new poses for Fremere's Guard, the Diapered Egg and the Nano-C!

We've also updated the Evolving Item Museum, which shows all the wonderful EIs of the past and present-- it's now up-to-date as of last week's evolutions. You can check it out here.

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To grab these items for yourself-- including a first-generation Kottan Bell-- visit the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


For the whole story plus some great artwork by the creators of the Nartian Rock and Fremere's Guard, read on for Dr. Singh and Timmy's report!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, ladies and gentlemen! Time for another Evolving Item Report, your source for up-to-the-minute news on Gaia's coolest items. I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and this is my little sidekick-- oh my goodness, Timmy, what's happened to you?

Timmy: Urrrrgh. Leave me alone, Doc. It's too early.

Dr. Singh: It's the middle of the afternoon! Timmy, you look like hell. You can't go on television looking like this.

Timmy: Stick it in your ear, lady. You're not my mom. I'm going out.

Dr. Singh: Where in the world would you go? It's not like you have any friends.

Timmy: Just "OUT" OK? Sheesh! You're such a drag. I never wanna-- jeepers, Doc, what in the high holy goodnight am I talkin' about? It's like I'm possessed or something...

Dr. Singh: I don't know, Timmy, but I'm guessing these insane mood swings have something to do with the horrible puberty that's been racking your young body and mind. I'm getting a little worried-- it seems to be happening way too fast, and way too severely.

Timmy: But why? I just wanna grow up and drive around in cars and stuff... why is puberty so unusually cruel to me, Doc?

Dr. Singh: I don't know-- maybe we'll have to call in an expert to get to the bottom of this. But we can do that later. For now, let's get to what's really important: the items! There's a new one in the Cash Shop this week: the Kottan Bell! It's a little early for me to give any hints on where it might be headed, but there's an air of magical glamour about it...

Timmy: Now's your chance to pick up a first-generation one, too! They get all the newest poses first, y'know!

Dr. Singh: And we've got some major evolutions this week: first up, the Reve Rouille is getting its very first evolution! This little item is already a smash-hit, and I'm sure there are thousands of fans out there waiting on the edge of their seats to see where it's headed. Well, now we've got our first hint!

Timmy: What's it doin', Doc? What's happening? What is it?

Dr. Singh: We're getting some beautifully detailed new clothing in the item's distinctive color scheme, all in lovely red, black, white and gold. Keep a close eye on this one-- it's shaping up to be one of the best items of the year!

Timmy: Oh! Oh! And speakin' of crazy fashion events...

Dr. Singh: You're a perceptive little dweeb, Timmy! I'm guessing you're referring to the new evolution of the Nartian Rock... all the dedicated followers of fashion out there will be excited to learn that it's going ultra-mod this week, with some fiendishly tight silver trousers and a Union JACKet. Kink, the little Nartian visitor, seems to be going ga-ga over human fashion... we've even got a new mini-comic that tells the whole story:

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Click for full size!


Timmy: Looks like that little dude is suffering from a serious case of Quadrophenia!

Dr. Singh: Timmy, you're too young to be making cultural references like that-- have you been getting into my record collection again?

Timmy: Heck yeah! I'm gonna join a hip 'beat group' and buy a scooter!

Dr. Singh: Sorry, "Ace Face," you're just not cool enough. Let's move on before you delude yourself any further, shall we? More big news: the furious Infernal Spirit is reaching its final stage this week! Last time, it was descending into the depths of darkness, giving in to the evil side of its troubled soul... has it managed to redeem itself in the end?

Timmy: I don't know, Doc!

Dr. Singh: Well, I won't spoil the surprise. Try on the fantastic finale items and see for yourself! In other news, Fremere's Guard is also getting a great update this week, complete with an intense new crown and sash, plus some more action from that imposingly huge sword.

Timmy: And what's that... thing?

Dr. Singh: That's the Air Shark, Timmy. Don't ask too many questions about it! Please divert your attention toward this beautiful new painting by the creator of Fremere's Guard:

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Click for full size! But you probably know that by now...


Timmy: Well, that's just glorious, Doc, and-- oh, hey-- what's that thing you're hiding behind your back?

Dr. Singh: This? Oh... well, this is just the new firmware revision of the Nano-C. I was hoping you wouldn't notice, because I'm not sure I want you near all this high-tech armor and weaponry, considering your recent hormonal mood swings and your unhealthy interest in dangerous technology.

Timmy: Yeah, Doc, it does kinda seem like I might wind up blowing everyone up! Ha!

Dr. Singh: But anyway, there's been some brilliant new work on the Nano-C this week-- as we suspected, it's one of the most advanced marvels of engineering we've ever seen on Gaia, so all the tech-junkies out there are probably bulging their eyes at its futuristic splendor right now. Especially at that amazing helmet...

Timmy: I know I am! I'm bulging like a madman, Doc!

Dr. Singh: Last up, we've got a new evolution for everyone's favorite cherub, the Diapered Egg! Plenty more hearts and cherubs to sweeten up your avatar. Whew! Big update, but that's all for this week. Stop by next time for more of what you love, and don't forget to vote in our weekly EI poll.

10 Cash Shop Update: Easter Items Aplenty!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Easter Items Aplenty! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:19 pm

Hiya, guys! We've got some brand spankin' new Easter items available in the Cash Shop, including a pair of demonic and angelic eggs, a fuzzy little friend, and some... delicious chocolate treats. Here's what's in stock:

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Fuseling is a chubby little bird eager to be your friend. It'll even share its feathers and distinctive colors for both an arm cape and new hairstyle.

Look for the Atrum Egg basket to sport a number of darker, winged poses, including a cape, scary egg underwear, a halo and more!

The Albus Egg features a number of elegant poses, including non-scary egg underwear, an ornate cape, a shimmering white halo and other fun stuff!

Fondue the Chocolate Bunny is a very sweet gentleman with a slight tendency to get too familiar.

Sundae's Treat is a stunning chocolately vixen that gives Alruna a run for her money.

You can find these great Easter items in the Cash Shop!

Visit the Cash Shop

13 Shop Update: new hairstyles & more!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shop Update: new hairstyles & more! - [NPC] Vanessa Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:03 pm

Hi, guys. This is Vanessa from Salon Durem, Gaia's first, best and only luxury salon. I've been busy with some hardcore hair research lately, and I'm ready to debut a bunch of new styles.

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Be on the lookout for Wavy Curls, Shaggy, Kelpie, Shirley's Curls, Sukadu, Wakabo, Okappa, Liberty Spikes, and my personal favorite, the Mullet-- business in the front, party in the back!

A couple other shops are also putting some new items up for sale-- Barton Jewelers has some cute new jewelry for sale, plus a new color for the Heart and Oval Hairpins. Liam, being the winner that he is, is selling brooms. Way to go, Liam.

Visit the Salon

14 Emerald Seed Leaving the Cash Shop on April 17thEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Emerald Seed Leaving the Cash Shop on April 17th - [NPC] Flynn Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:23 pm

Hiya, folks! It's time for me to clear out some space, so the Emerald Seed, a source of tons of great and original items, will be leaving the Cash Shop this Friday.

Emerald Seeds can't grow without the help of garden imps. When you use your Emerald Seed, you'll have a choice of five different imps, each with different rewards and different chances of success. If your imp successfully makes the Seed grow, you'll get an amazing random item—and even if they don't, you'll still get a consolation prize to sell back for some Gold.

If you'd like to pick one up, time's running out! You can still get them individually or in a 9-seed bundle... but only until Friday!

Learn More

15 The Easter event is ending soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Easter event is ending soon! - [NPC] Ian Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:21 pm

Rufus and I can’t keep accepting Easter eggs forever... it’s been a week, and we’re getting pretty tired.

Tonight at midnight (Pacific), we’ll be heading home and bringing the Easter event to a close-- if you’re still trying to collect those last few eggs, now’s the time to finish up!

To turn in your eggs or check how many eggs you still need to find, visit us on the Easter event page:

Do Some Last-Minute Egg Hunting!


The Easter festivities in zOMG! will also be ending at midnight-- there's still time to give it one last whirl!

Play zOMG!

15 The April Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The April Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:23 pm

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Can't... open... envelopes... fast... enough!

April's collectibles couldn't be more different: a flowery pink item for the pure of heart, plus a terrifying, formless evil for those who like to walk on the wild side...

The Cherry Blossom is an iconic symbol of feminine beauty and the magic of springtime. Includes tons of lovely poses, like delicate wings, a petal dress and hat, a breezy shower of blossoms and more.

When the Voracious Fog escapes from its vessel, it's best to get out of the way... unless you don't mind succumbing to its terrifying power and letting it engulf your body, devour your limbs and make you look extremely cool with inventive transparency effects.

These limited-edition items are available this month only, so don't miss out!


Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

17 EI Report: Lyndexer's Journal, Gogh Reed & Yemaya's PearlEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Lyndexer's Journal, Gogh Reed & Yemaya's Pearl - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:51 pm

We've got a brand new evolving item hitting the Cash Shop today: Lyndexer's Journal, bringing a spirit of classic heroism and adventure. Learn more in the full report below! We've also got new evolutions for Yemaya's Pearl and the Gogh Reed-- plus a brand new painting from the Reed's artist.

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You can get all these items-- including a first-generation version of Lyndexer's Journal-- in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for Dr. Singh's full report!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, ladies and gentlemen! We've got some exciting EI news for you this week, including a brand new item and some great evolutions. In case you're new to the program, I'm Dr. Singh, and this is my surly little helper, Timmy--

Timmy: I'm not surly. Leave me alone.

Dr. Singh: Don't mind Timmy; he's going through an extremely rapid and disfiguring puberty at the moment, so his hormones have been causing a bit of angst and greasiness. It seems to have leveled off a little this week, but--

Timmy: You're not my mom! Don't boss me, lady. I'm outta here.

Dr. Singh: Well, I guess not. Anyway, we should get on with the show: first up, we've got a brand new item today! Lyndexer's Journal is a dusty antique book found on the site of an old war battle. At first, it looked like an ordinary journal-- but the excavators who found it noticed that the pages were glowing with a strange blue light, so they brought it to me for a closer look!

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Their suspicions were correct: it's definitely an evolving item! I'll be taking it to the lab for a closer look, but in the meantime, you can grab a first-generation Lyndexer's Journal now in the Gaia Cash Shop! Timmy, why don't you tell them about first-generation items?

Timmy: No way, lady. I'm outta here.

Dr. Singh: Whatever, Timmy. Anyway, first-generation items are only available for a limited time, until the item starts evolving. They'll always get the newest poses first, and they also tend to be more valuable on the Marketplace-- they pack the most bang for your EI buck! Isn't that right, Timmy?

Timmy: Yeah.

Dr. Singh: We've also got two great items evolving today: Yemaya's Pearl is back with some fabulous new undersea treasures-- seashell wings, a gorgeous cape and even some creepy scallop eyes. The Gogh Reed is also getting an electrifying update-- plenty of high-voltage poses, plus the astounding lightning otter! And here's the cherry on top: we've got another beautiful illustration from the item's artist!

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Click for a wallpaper-sized image!


Dr. Singh: Well, that's it for this week, folks-- say, Timmy, you've hardly uttered a word all day! Don't you have anything to say for yourself?

Timmy: I already told you: I'm outta here.

Dr. Singh: Do you even know what that means? That means you're leaving.

Timmy: Oh, really? I thought it was just... dang it, Doc! How am I supposed to keep up with all these new feelings? It's all so confusing!

Dr. Singh: Well, as I mentioned last week, maybe it's getting to be time to find some professional help for all this-- your puberty seems to be progressing in an unusually fast and severe manner.

Timmy: Well, in the meantime, I've made up my mind. I'm gonna become an emu.

Dr. Singh: An emu?

Timmy: Yeah, Doc. It's the only way to make sense of all these feelings. I'm gonna be an emu from now on. I'm gonna dye my hair funny and start listenin' to some kinda godawful music.

Dr. Singh: Timmy, an emu is a large, flightless bird.

Timmy: I didn't say it was gonna be easy, Doc.

Dr. Singh: Well, folks, I guess I'd better try to talk Timmy out of whatever ridiculous thing he's babbling about now. Maybe next week I'll try to find someone who can figure out why Timmy's hormones have gone so screwy-- until then, have a great weekend, and don't forget to vote in our evolving item poll!

21 Cash Shop Update: The Suspicious PackageEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: The Suspicious Package - [NPC] Lance Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:21 pm

Uh, hey guys... I kinda had a little mix-up with a recent delivery. I was helping a friend move while I was supposed to be delivering a Cash Shop shipment, and everything got all scrambled, and now I have no idea what's what. The insurance company said I could write it off as a total loss, but now I've still got all these boxes here...

There's a ton of great stuff in these packages, so I might as well sell 'em, right? This was a major shipment of valuable items, brand new stuff and Cash Shop favorites, so you're bound to get a pretty good deal out of 'em:

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Come on over to the Cash Shop and pick one up, or save money by grabbing a bundle. Just... uhh... don't tell Flynn, OK? She thinks they're boxes of my homemade cookies, so she might be a little suspicious when they start flying off the shelves...

Check Out the Suspicious Package

Click for Lance's full-sized tale of woe...

22 It's Earth Day!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement It's Earth Day! - admin Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:16 pm

Time to turn off your diesel-powered hairdryers and fondle some trees: it's Earth Day! We set up a little quiz to test your eco-knowledge, plus a forum thread where you can share your world saving tips with other environmentally conscious do-gooders. Have a look!

Do Some Earth Day Stuff!


Also, be sure to check out your aquarium for a cute surprise.

23 Save Our Shops!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Save Our Shops! - [NPC] Ivan Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:22 pm

This year, the Gaia Revenue Service introduced a very simple new 3,600-page code regulating the taxation of small businesses. Apparently, some of Gaia's shopkeepers didn't read it thoroughly enough, and many are now in massive tax debt and face swift foreclosure.

Theoretically, if these businesses managed to raise enough money to cover their debts, their shops might be saved-- though it seems pretty unlikely, since it would require the Gaia community to band together in a heartwarming show of love and support for their favorite shopkeepers. And what are the odds of that happening?

For more information, please visit this page:

Save Our Shops!


If you help out your favorite shops, they might reward you with an exclusive item! There are seven items total: unique items from Moira, Edmund, Sasha, Ian, Ruby and Liam, plus another item for helping out any other shopkeeper.

24 EI Report: Nartian Rock, Nano-C & Anima AdamanteaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Nartian Rock, Nano-C & Anima Adamantea - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:35 pm

Another lovely assortment of evolutions this week, including new poses for the Anima Adamantea and Nano-C, plus another evolution and mini-comic from the Nartian Rock. Behold:

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You can grab yerself an Evolving Item now in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for Dr. Singh's full report, plus some fantastic new evolving item artwork from the Nartian Rock and Anima Adamantea artists:

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, home of all the most exciting EI news! I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and this is my little pal Timmy-- say, Timmy, I thought you were going to become an "emu." What happened with that?

Timmy: Don't try to label me, Doc.

Dr. Singh: But that's what you called yourself!

Timmy: Pfft.

Dr. Singh: Well, have it your way, Timmy. I'll just be over here doing my job while you sulk in adolescent misery. It's a shame, because we've got some exciting evolutions to talk about this week...

Timmy: Whatever, Doc. Go ahead an' keep playing with your little science toys. I'll be over here being super cool and not giving a-- aww, dang it! Every muscle in my rickety little body is tellin' me to be too cool for school, but I just can't help carin' about evolving items. Let's get on with the show.

Dr. Singh: Puberty is a terrible thing, Timmy. Alright, folks, here we go: first up, the Anima Adamantea is getting a fantastically huge update with tons of new poses and plenty of mechanized wonders. It looks like it's building up to a finale pretty soon, wouldn't you say? The artist has even treated us to some cool artwork this week:

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Timmy: Sure looks like it's buildin' to a spectacular finale, Doc!

Dr. Singh: Elsewhere, little Kink, the alien mascot of the Nartian Rock, is continuing his dazzling journey into swingin' fashion with some ultra-hip accessories. We've also got a new minicomic from the item's artist to illustrate Kink's depraved descent into modness:

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Click for the full-sized comic!


Timmy: Maybe I should be a mod instead of an emu. They seem to have more fun...

Dr. Singh: Ah, I warmly recall my youth as a mod: listening to soul music until 4AM, endlessly tuning my scooter, emblazoning every outfit with RAF target logos, swarming upon small resort cities with a few thousand of my best friends and beating gangs of rockers with a bicycle chain...

Timmy: Sheesh, Doc, you're puttin' everyone to sleep.

Dr. Singh: Sorry! I won't bore you with those old stories this week, ladies and gentlemen. Last but not least, we've got another cutting-edge firmware update for the Nano-C, featuring a new android facemask, a sleek bodysuit and some dangerous accessories.

Timmy: Say, now that I'm growin' up so fast, maybe I could play with that laser assault drone a little bit, huh?

Dr. Singh: Absolutely not, young man. Just because you've grown a few inches doesn't mean you won't blow your fool head up the very instant you're allowed to touch anything more dangerous than a strike-anywhere match.

Timmy: Fair enough!

Dr. Singh: That's all for this week! We'll be back next time with more great stuff to show you. Until then, why not stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which item you like the best!

25 Community Spotlight: Member Appreciation NightEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Member Appreciation Night - admin Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:24 am

Member Appreciation Night

The wacky Gaians Gone Wild! company softball team is hosting another Member Appreciation Night game in May. And this year, they're even going to try webcasting it. That's right, you'll be able to follow along with every strikeout, missed grounder, pulled hamstring, and you have a 20% chance of seeing someone get hit in the face with a ball (although we're hoping that doesn't happen).

We're going to have lots of contests and be giving away a ton of stuff too, including a full-size Kiki stuffed animal, autographs, and other goodies. This is a must-see-event, so gather up your friends and start making your travel plans. Get all the details here.

Join the fun, either in person or via the web!


Vote for New Forum Name

Great news! The "Help Gaia Name This Forum" forum is ready to be named...check out the poll and vote for your favorite name! Hurry, voting ends Thursday, April 30th.

27 Aquarium Report: Dolphin, Killer Whale, Nautilus & more!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Report: Dolphin, Killer Whale, Nautilus & more! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:27 pm

Mirai: Hey, everybody! Barrett's got some big news today. Tell 'em, Barrett!

Barrett: Thanks, Mirai. I've been hard at work collec--

Mirai: Yeah! We've got a bunch of new fish and items for your aquarium! Why don't you tell them about the new stuff, Barrett?

Barrett: Absolutely. First up, some new fish-- actually, marine mammals: the Irrawaddy Dolphin and Killer Whale are now available for your tank. Of course, they've been miniaturized a bit to fit in an aquarium environment, but--

Mirai: Ooh, so cute! And with almost human-like intelligence, too!

Barrett: Really? Well, thanks, Mirai, I'm very flatter--

Mirai: I'm talking about the Dolphin, you dope.

Barrett: Oh, yes, of course. I was just joking... uh, yes, anyway: the enigmatic Nautilus, living fossil of the sea, is also available this week at an unbeatable bargain price of just 49 Cash! And, for those with a love of aquatic exploration, we've got a great new surprise: the Diving Suit Rental lets anyone visiting your aquarium dive in and explore.

Mirai: And we've got some decorations, too, right?

Barrett: Living decorations, in fact! We now carry Urchins in three colors: green, purple and orange. These prickly little critters don't move around, but they do tend to wobble decoratively.

Mirai: I like the sound of that! Yeah, so be sure to stop by Phin Phang to get this great new stuff, OK?

Get Some Sea Creatures!

28 Cash Shop Update: New EI - Stolen Mesozoic DNA!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New EI - Stolen Mesozoic DNA! - [NPC] Flynn Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:12 pm

Hey, guys! Just wanted to let you know that I've got a very questionable shipment of prehistoric genetic material. I'm not sure we're even supposed to have this stuff, so I'm hoping to sell it off before any scientific ethicists start asking questions!

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Each ice chest of Stolen Mesozoic DNA contains one of four vials, each of which will evolve into a different organism. You never know quite what you're going to get-- but then again, isn't that half the fun of meddling with science?

You can grab a first-generation ice chest of Stolen Mesozoic DNA now!

Grab Some DNA!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


(Remember: when you get this item, it will show up in the "Special" tab of your inventory until you open the ice chest and remove a vial.)

29 Webware 100: Help us Win (Again!)Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Webware 100: Help us Win (Again!) - admin Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:07 pm

For the third year running, Gaia's a finalist in CNET's prestigious Webware 100 awards! We've dominated their "Social" category for the last two years, and we don't see any reason why we shouldn't dominate again. We encourage you to stop for a second and think about all the friends you've made and fun you've had on Gaia, swell with internet patriotism, get a little misty-eyed and vote like you've never voted before.

You can vote for us here by clicking the little radio button next to "Gaia Online" and then hitting the "Vote" button.

Vote Now

29 Gaia's Shops: Reopened and Remodeled!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia's Shops: Reopened and Remodeled! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:26 pm

Gaian Generosity Saves Shops

Gaians banded together this week in a heartwarming show of love and support for their favorite shopkeepers. After the GRS announced that massive unpaid tax debts would likely result in the closure of many of Gaia's shops, private donors stepped in to foot the enormous tax bills and save the shops from bankruptcy.

All in all, a staggering 1,625,515,965 Gaia Gold was donated, and most shops are back on stable financial footing.

Two shopkeepers weren't so lucky-- despite a valiant effort from donators, Liam of Crate & Apparel and Ruby of Gambino Hat Rack narrowly fell short of raising enough to cover their tax debts. "I don't understand it," Liam told Gaia 9 News in a recent interview. "My abs are too spectacular to fail." Miraculously, several other shopkeepers stepped in with loans to keep Ruby and Liam afloat-- however, both shopkeepers decided to reconsider their business strategies and open entirely new shops.

Meanwhile, many Gaia shops have remodeled, swapped their inventories and reorganized their selections to make shopping an easier experience. Instead of being scattered across multiple shops, many item sets will now be available together in one place, and most shops now follow a more recognizable theme:

The Jock Strap, Liam's new store, sells sporting goods and uniforms.
Ruby's Rack, Ruby's new store, carries cute, casual fashions for everyday wear.
The Barton Boutique now specializes in costumes, sci-fi items and far-out accessories.
The Durem Depot is now more focused on punk, gothic and underground gear.
H&R Wesley has made a move into the high-end luxury clothing segment.
Gambino Outfitters now carries mainstream apparel for trendy shoppers.


Selling items will now be handled in your inventory screen. A sellback link will be added to the shops in the coming days.

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The Jock Strap will specialize in sporty fashions.


With their new arrangement, Gaia's shopkeepers are feeling much more confident that their financial future is secure. "I'd like to thank all the wonderful people who helped out" says Ian, who runs the remodeled Barton Boutique alongside his cat, Rufus. "I hope they'll stop by and see all the great changes Rufus and I have made."

Visit the Remodeled Shops

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01 Gold tweaks coming soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold tweaks coming soon! - admin Fri May 01, 2009 1:18 pm

After some extensive research on the Gaian economy, we're going to start doing some tweaks to balance out the Gold-granting system. You may notice some changes early next week, but nothing extreme: you'll be earning a little more Gold for some activities and a little less Gold for others. We're aiming to balance the Gold system to keep inflation from getting out of hand-- we know a lot of people have been concerned about it, and it's among our top priorities.

Specifically, we want to give people more rewards for being social and contributing to the community-- after all, that's what Gaia's all about.

We'll monitor the results of our rebalancing closely to make sure everything's working as expected, and we'll continue tweaking things as necessary until our mighty economy is the envy of the civilized world.

01 EI Report: Gogh Reed, Fremere's, Kottan Bell, Reve RouilleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Gogh Reed, Fremere's, Kottan Bell, Reve Rouille - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 01, 2009 4:58 pm

We've got the highly-anticipated updates to the Gogh Reed and Fremere's Guard this week, both with new paintings from the items' creators! The Reve Rouille is also back with another delightful evolution, and we're seeing the first update to the new Kottan Bell.

We've also got a brand new evolving item this week: the ill-gotten ice chest of Stolen Mesozoic DNA, which could contain one of four different vials of genetic material...

Heads up to last-minute buyers: the Infernal Spirit will be leaving the Cash Shop next week, so don't miss your chance to grab one!

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All these evolving items, including the first-generation Stolen Mesozoic DNA, are available in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Dr. Singh and Timmy have a special guest this week: Edmund's here to diagnose Timmy's unusually severe puberty. For the full report and some beautiful illustrations, read on!

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Dr. Singh: Oh! Hi there, ladies and gentlemen-- as you can see, our friend Edmund has dropped by to figure out why Timmy seems to be experiencing such a sudden, horrifying onslaught of puberty. But first, we should get down to business!

Edmund: Please do, Dr. Singh. I'll wait.

Dr. Singh: Thanks, Edmund. Timmy and I have some amazing updates to report-- some of our most popular big-ticket EIs are evolving this week! Let's start with the gorgeous and enigmatic Reve Rouille, which is getting another set of finely-crafted poses today.

Timmy: That Mademoiselle sure is somethin', Doc!

Dr. Singh: Indeed. From all early indications, this item is shaping up to be a classic: richly colored, intricately detailed, and very unusual. The Gogh Reed is also getting a lot of attention-- it's been burning up our weekly EI polls! It's reached another elemental evolution this week with some fabulous cyclone poses. See for yourself in this gorgeous painting from the item's artist:

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Timmy: Holy goodnight! Now that's some art!

Dr. Singh: And that's not all-- we've also got a beautiful new image from the creator of Fremere's Guard, which is getting another dazzling update this week with over a dozen new poses! Let's have a look:

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Edmund: Lovely! Very impressive.

Timmy: I wanna go live inside that painting!

Dr. Singh: No, Timmy, you'd get everything all greasy.

Timmy: Aww, heck.

Dr. Singh: Last but not least, we've got the very first update to one of our newest evolving items! The Kottan Bell is introducing some lovely garments this week, plus a cute ball of cottony fluff! That's all the evolutions for this week... don't forget to tell us what you think in our weekly EI poll! But the show's not over yet-- we still need to figure out what's up with Timmy...

Edmund: Indeed. Tell me, Timmy, what seems to be the problem?

Timmy: Can't you see? I'm gettin' all tall and greasy! I've got these terrible mood swings all the time, and I'm always sassin' the Doc and actin' all creepy.

Edmund: Ordinarily, I'd say you were just going through a particularly difficult puberty. I myself was a lanky youth, prone to outbursts of surliness and sass, obsessed with girls, greasy as the day was long... but it certainly came on more gradually in my case. When did this all start?

Dr. Singh: Only a few months ago.

Edmund: Good heavens... such rapid and uncontrolled puberty can mean only one thing. Timmy, I have terrible news.

Timmy: Oh no! What is it? What's wrong with me?

Edmund: I fear that your constitution has been so weakened by years of mutation, Gro-Gain poisoning, and general shoddy treatment from your caretaker--

Dr. Singh: Hey!

Edmund: --that your body has developed a terrible mutation: your pituitary gland has swollen severely, and you are now experiencing a condition known as... Megapuberty.

Timmy: Megapuberty?

Edmund: Megapuberty.

Dr. Singh: Megapuberty!?

Edmund: Yes. Megapuberty. A rare condition that causes puberty so severe and disfiguring that it eventually consumes the entire body-- in a month's time, Timmy, you'll be nothing but a semi-living mass of sebaceous glands, acne and gangly limbs. If we're to effectively treat this condition, we'll need to take drastic medical measures.

Timmy: Oh, man! What kinda measures, Edmund?

Edmund: This will involve some very personal decisions, young man. I'd prefer to discuss this with you and Dr. Singh in private. Perhaps after our discussion we can give the viewers an update next week.

Dr. Singh: I guess that works for me-- looks like the show's over for now, ladies and gents! We'll be back next week with more EI news and an update on Timmy's health. Goodnight!

05 Suspicious Package: Time's Running Out!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Suspicious Package: Time's Running Out! - [NPC] Lance Tue May 05, 2009 3:39 pm

Wow, these Suspicious Packages have been flying off the shelves—at this rate, we'll be all out of them by Monday, May 11. If you still haven't picked one up, time's running out!

Each Suspicious Package contains one random item, including a bunch of high-priced Gold Shop items, tons of brand-new exclusive stuff and even some valuable favorites from the Gaia Cash Shop. With a little luck, you could walk away with a crazy deal.

A selection of incredible new items!

You can buy them one at a time, or save some dough by picking up a bargain-priced bundle. Don't miss out!

Grab a Suspicious Package

06 Shop Update: Camping Gear & More!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shop Update: Camping Gear & More! - [NPC] Liam Wed May 06, 2009 4:23 pm

Yo! Got some great news for all the outdoorsmen out there... and all the outdoorsladies, of course: now that I've got this sporting goods shop, I ordered a bunch of new camping gear! Y'know, knives, backpacks, compasses, tents, picnic supplies, camping kettles, all that stuff.

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A few other shops are getting some miscellaneous items, too, so make sure you take a look around at the other shops (and say hi to the ladies for me...). Be sure to select "Date (Newest)" in the "Sort By" dropdown to see the new stuff!

Go Shopping!

07 New Evolving Item: ClassilkeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Evolving Item: Classilke - [NPC] Flynn Thu May 07, 2009 4:42 pm

Hiya, guys! A new evolving item just arrived: the smooth and shimmering Classilke. While I can't be certain what these silky threads will form, Dr. Singh speculates that they'll soon give rise to some very elegant ensembles. The two adorable bugs making the silk certainly seem ambitious.

You can pick up a first-generation Classilke right now in the Cash Shop!

Get the Classilke!

08 EI Report: Classilke, Nano-C, Lyndexer's Journal & MoreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Classilke, Nano-C, Lyndexer's Journal & More - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 08, 2009 3:44 pm

It's a big week for evolving items! We've got a new one out this week, the Classilke, plus the first evolution of Lyndexer's Journal. Nano-C is reaching its finale this week, and we've got updates to the Nartian Rock, Yemaya's Pearl and Diapered Egg.

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You can grab a first-generation Classilke now in the Cash Shop, or any of these other fantastic items!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report, in which the long-suffering Timmy faces a shocking decision that could change his life forever...

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Dr. Singh: Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, ladies and gents! I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and this is my sidekick Timmy. As you can see, he's been grotesquely disfigured by a rare glandular condition called megapuberty, and he's a little lost in his thoughts this week... Edmund gave us some shocking news about the condition, but maybe we'd better save that for the end of the show.

Timmy: Take me out... to a place... where there is light...

Dr. Singh: Timmy! Turn those headphones down.

Timmy: Oh, sorry, Doc! I was just stewin' in my own misery, but I guess I can save that for later.

Dr. Singh: We've got a lot of ground to cover today, including a brand-new item! Have you guys had a look at the intriguing new Classilke yet? Only time will tell what will come of this ultra-fine silk bundle, but I'm guessing it'll be elegant as heck. You can grab a first-generation Classilke now in the Cash Shop!

Timmy: Maybe once this megapuberty business is over, I can be elegant too. I'm gonna start wearing sixteen-hole boots and a big huge pompadour, like my idol...

Dr. Singh: What? What sort of an idol has a pompadour? Anyway, in other new item news, one of our latest releases is seeing its first changes this week: Lyndexer's Journal is revealing the classy costumes of its heroic origins with this evolution, and we can be certain that many more great things are still to come.

Timmy: Hold on a second, Doc, I just wanna finish listening to this song...

Dr. Singh: Oh, goodness, he's probably listening to that awful "My Switchblade Bride" CD again, or something... I guess we'll just have to go on without him. So, yes: little Kink, the style-conscious alien inside the Nartian Rock, has transcended mere style and is now going galactic! Please note that the next Nartian Rock evolution will be three weeks from today-- Kink's gotta wind down a little after all this madness. As usual, we've got a lovely new mini-comic from the item's artist:

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Timmy: I knew last night... that nobody loved me... no hope for happiness...

Dr. Singh: Timmy, stop that terrible singing! Oh, but speaking of love: the Diapered Egg has a delightful update this week, with more passionate poses to enjoy. See, Timmy? Life isn't all gloom!

Timmy: In a lonely underpass... oh, will love find me at last?

Dr. Singh: Well, he seems to be lost in some kind of reverie of angst, so I'll leave him alone. We've also got a lovely update to Yemaya's Pearl, once again chock-full of aquatic wonders and deep-sea treats. We've saved some big news for last: the fantastic Nano-C is reaching its finale! it's got some wickedly destructive new technologies available, plus the unlocking of all its previous firmware. We'd better keep it away from Timmy-- he just loves pressing buttons on dangerous equipment.

Timmy: Huh? What's that about the Nano-C? Can I mess with it?

Dr. Singh: How nice of you to join us, Timmy. The show's over. You were too busy listening to that... "emu" whatever.

Timmy: Oh, no, Doc. This isn't emu music. I found something even more potent in its distilled misery.

Dr. Singh: Oh no, Timmy... don't tell me it's...

Timmy: That's right. It's Borrissey.

Dr. Singh: Timmy, no! Not Borrissey! I understand that your megapuberty to difficult to cope with, but this is not the answer. I experimented with Borrissey in my own youth, and let me tell you, his music is too powerfully bleak for your tiny mind to handle.

Timmy: You don't understand, Doc. Borrissey speaks to me. He knows what it's like to be horrible.

Dr. Singh: Well, Timmy, have you given any consideration to what Edmund told you about your megapuberty? You'll have to make a life-changing decision soon, and-- oh, wait, I suppose the people at home don't know about Timmy's tragic choice... should we tell them, Timmy?

Timmy: Sure, I guess I don't care...

Dr. Singh: Ladies and gentlemen, Edmund has informed us that the megapuberty is racking Timmy's weakened system so severely that he'll somehow have to arrest the puberty process entirely... which means that he faces a difficult decision.

Timmy: I'm gonna either have to revert back to childhood or skip puberty entirely and become a grown-up!

Dr. Singh: Either way, Timmy will surely suffer from terrible psychological consequences... either he'll be a child in an adult's body, or he'll grow old in the stunted body of a child! It's not a decision to be taken lightly... but we don't have all day, Timmy, so please decide now.

Timmy: But... Doc! I'm not ready! I need to think on it for a while! Oh, if only Borrissey were here to guide me.

Dr. Singh: Come on. Everyone's waiting.

Timmy: I can't decide this alone... only Borrissey truly understands me. I wonder what Borrissey would do? Borrissey would probably write a brooding opus about the pain of youth...

Dr. Singh: Well, I can see we're not going to get anywhere with this at the moment, folks, so we'd better call it a night. Feel free to lend Timmy your advice about his difficult life decision in the forums, and remember to vote in our weekly evolving item poll. Goodnight!

Timmy: You go and you dance all alone... and you cry all alone...

Dr. Singh: Shut up!

13 Cash Shop Update: New Aquarium BundleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Aquarium Bundle - [NPC] Flynn Wed May 13, 2009 5:12 pm

Hiya, value seekers! Barrett just stopped by to drop off a brand new discount-priced Aquarium bundle. This one is packed to the brim with big fish and submarining gear.

Aquarium Bundle #4 offers a great selection of Aquarium goodies at a 50% discount. The bundle includes Watermeat, Killer Whale, Irrawaddy Dolphin, and the majestic Narwhal. It also comes with Submarine and Diving Suit tickets, letting you and your guests inspect these aquatic marvels up close.

You can snag this fishy bundle for yourself or a friend right now in the Cash Shop!

Get Bundled Up

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


I'll also be clearing out some store space, so look for the following bundles to disappear on Friday!

Evolving Item Bundle #2
Aquarium December 2008 Bundle
Aquarium Fish Bundle #2
Aquarium Fish Bundle #3
Angelic Item Bundle
Demonic Item Bundle

If you'd like to get any or all of them, better act fast!

14 EI Report: Gogh Reed & Reve RouilleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Gogh Reed & Reve Rouille - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu May 14, 2009 3:55 pm

Things are evolving a little early this week! We've got a colorful new look for the Gogh Reed, plus an early evolution from the Reve Rouille. We'll also be moving next week's EI report up to Thursday the 21st, so keep an eye out for it a day early!

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You can pick up these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


And now, with the help of a very special guest, Timmy prepares to confront the shocking decision that will change his life forever... read on for the full Evolving Item Report!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your up-to-the-minute source of EI news. We're doing the show a little early this week-- as you can see, we've got a very special guest joining us. Please give a big round of applause for Timmy's idol, the maudlin pop hero from across the pond...

Timmy: Holy goodnight! It's BORRISSEY!

Borrissey: Oh, Timmy, you poor, twisted child. You dreadful little thing. The doctor explained your monstrous existence, and I knew I simply must pay a visit.

Timmy: Doc! You... this is the nicest thing you've ever done for me!

Dr. Singh: We can chat more with our friend later, but first we'd better get on with the show. First up, we've got a surprise update to the Reve Rouille, which seems to be having some mechanical problems this week, causing an unexpected evolution! The Anima Adamantea, however, has been delayed another week in preparation for its glorious finale-- I can't wait!

Borrissey: Ah, the "Anima." The soul; the essential bit of man, so they say-- but why has nature thrust it into so wretched a body? Have I no choice in the matter? Tell, me, Dr. Singh, must we--

Dr. Singh: Please save your bizarre interludes for the end of the show, Borrissey. We've still got another lovely evolution to show off: the ever-popular Gogh Reed is back with a burst of rainbow color, plus the most fantastical little animal companion yet! We should note that the Gogh Reed's creator will be away for a while, and the next couple of evolutions will be in the hands of some excellent guest artists-- but after that, the original artist will return to finish things up!

Timmy: I can't wait to see what they come up with, Doc! So, uh, can I talk to Borrissey now?

Dr. Singh: Be patient! Those may be all the evolutions for this week, but we still have to tell everyone to stop by and vote in our poll to let us know which item is their favorite. And now, we turn our attention to...

Timmy: Hey Borrissey! Hey Borrissey!

Borrissey: Err...yes, Timmy?

Timmy: Do you like my shirt, Borrissey? It has your face on it! I have all your records, Borrissey! Hey! Did the Doc tell you about my weird medical stuff?

Borrissey: She did, you poor, wretched creature. But the rest of us should be quite envious of you, Timmy. You see, life is frightfully boring; it's a gauntlet of loneliness and indignity, and perhaps, err, there's even some advantage in escaping it with your youth intact, as you soon shall do...

Timmy: So you're saying I should stay a child forever? Golly, Borrissey, thanks for the advice!

Borrissey: That's quite a lovely way to put it, I suppose. Staying a child forever. Yes, you pitiful thing-- you shall set this miserable life aside at its highest point, when the weight of the dreadful world hasn't yet robbed you of the joy of innocence. Your poetry has touched me deeply, Timmy, and the world will be poorer for having lost you.

Timmy: Aww, don't worry, Borrissey! The world's not gonna lose me! I mean, it's not as if I'm dyin' or anything...

Borrissey: Wh...huh? Pardon me, but I was led to believe that your situation was... err... terminal, and I was to be given the honor of comforting you in your final hours.

Dr. Singh: This is... uh... obviously some kind of misunderstanding. Timmy's not dying, exactly, he's just... well, there's this puberty thing, and...

Borrissey: If he's not dying, Dr. Singh, what possessed you to call the Final Wish Foundation and tell them that it was this child's dying wish to meet Borrissey?

Dr. Singh: Well, I tried calling your booking agent, but he said you were busy with another thing, so... uh...

Borrissey: I should perhaps inform you, Doctor, that the Final Wish Foundation is not a toy, and the time I'm spending here comes at the expense of an actual dying child, who even as we speak is dwindling into lonely oblivion while crying out my name: "Borrissey, oh, Borrissey, why did you not come for me in my dying hour, like I so dearly wished?" But no, little dying boy, I won't be there to comfort you whist your final sputtering breath is expelled, because I've been conned by a soulless harridan and her... blue-haired manlet.

Timmy: I love how you talk, Borrissey! Will you sign my shirt?

Dr. Singh: Well, he's not dying, exactly, but he does have a serious medical condition! He has to choose between becoming an adult and staying a child forever.

Borrissey: Alas, it is a choice we must all face sooner or later-- but not a matter that requires the attention of a lugubrious pop singer, I'm afraid. Growing up is a dreadful thing, Timmy; a fleeting period of teenage clumsiness, then a long, dolorous walk through the cemetery of dead dreams. Oh, Timmy, perhaps death would have been a blessing--

Timmy: Nah, the Doc means it literally! I have this medical thing called "megapuberty," and to fix it I either have to skip straight to adulthood or stay a kid for the rest of my life, but I don't know which to choose! Help, me Borrissey! You're my only hope!

Borrissey: In the end, Timmy, you alone must make the choice. I myself may have chosen to skip those teenage years, when the weight of my loneliness threatened to crush me-- but if not for my crippling shyness and confusion during those crucial years, I may never have developed into the grand specimen you see before you. If you skipped your most formative stages, you'd be an adult in body only, unprepared for the grown-up world of failure and despair, and you'd undoubtedly descend into mental illness. But staying forever trapped in the body of a child? For the sake of brevity I'll skip the specifics, but it would also result in inevitable mental illness.

Timmy: So you're sayin' I get the fuzzy side of the lollipop either way?

Borrissey: I'm afraid that this lollipop has two fuzzy sides, my dear boy.

Dr. Singh: Well, you're absolutely no help at all, are you?

Borrissey: I'm surprised it took you this long to notice, Dr. Singh.

Timmy: Don't be so hard on Borrissey, Doc. He may be depressing, but he's got the tortured soul of a poet, just like me! I guess I'll just have to think on this decision a little more...

15 May's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement May's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu May 14, 2009 8:44 pm

Is it the 15th yet? Is it the 15th yet? Is it the 15th y-- oh, hey, it is! Time to open our envelopes! Yaaaay!

May's Collectibles, just like all good things in history, strike a perfect balance between elegant fashion and deadly weaponry!

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The Pride of Hera brings the peacock-inspired fashions of the queen of gods to Gaia, complete with a feathery cape, mask, tail and much more.

The Lightning Lash may look like an ordinary sword, but it hides a deadly secret: it extends to become an electrifying bladed whip of insane destructive capacity!


These limited-edition items are available this month only, so don't miss out!


Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

16 Member Appreciation Night Event & Webcast: Tuesday, May 26!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Member Appreciation Night Event & Webcast: Tuesday, May 26! - admin Thu May 14, 2009 4:59 pm

Heads up, Bay Area Gaians and Fanime attendees: our Member Appreciation Night is fast approaching! On Tuesday, May 26th, you'll be able to schmooze and mingle with tons of Gaians and Gaia staffers. Whether you're local, itching for a road trip, or in town for Fanime, here's your chance to come experience Gaia up close and personal.

And if you can't make it, you can always attend in spirit. We'll beam the entire event directly to your face via a fancy webcast, complete with accompanying forum activities.

For those of you who do make the journey, here's what you can expect:

Watch and root for Gaia's softball team, Gaians Gone Wild.
Get free stuff just for showing up!
Win even more stuff by playing games and entering raffles.
Gaians galore! Expect to meet tons of other members.
Get autographs from Gaia staffers, including company founders, artists, developers, and janitors.

For the full scoop, just click below to visit the official Member Appreciation Night Thread.

APPRECIATE ME!

18 Convention Tour 2009: FanimeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour 2009: Fanime - DJ Helsing Mon May 18, 2009 8:01 pm

Convention Tour 2009: Fanime!

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We're delighted to announce the triumphant return of the Gaia Convention Tour! This year, we'll be making appearances at conventions all across America , and our first stop is coming up very soon!

We'll be visiting Fanime this weekend, and we hope to see you there!

Where: San Jose Convention Center , San Jose , CA

When: May 22nd - 25th

What: Panel discussions, dancing, prizes, activities, and more!

We'll be hosting a Dance Social at 6:30 on Saturday May 23rd in the Dance Hall. Our emcee and DJ will be giving out great prizes like shirts, plushies, and other goodies to attendees. Dance with your fellow Gaians while playing fun games and winning prizes!

Witness the breathtaking Gaia Panel at 6:00PM on Sunday, May 24th in Panel Room 3. As usual, we'll be bringing plenty of great prizes for a few lucky winners, including shirts, plushies, and one jumbo Kiki Kitty plushie. You'll also get a sneak peek at some upcoming features and updates to Gaia and zOMG! Bring any questions you might have, because we'll have a Q&A session at the end.

Even if you can't make it to the panel, check out this thread for some info on our webcast.


As a bonus, all panel and dance social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2009 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack.

For more info on Fanime and all the latest news on the Gaia Convention Tour, visit our convention home page.

Find Out More about Fanime!

20 Coming Soon: Promageddon... dance like there's no tomorrow!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Coming Soon: Promageddon... dance like there's no tomorrow! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Wed May 20, 2009 4:08 pm

This just in: Gaia announces 2009 Prom event! Gaia 9 News is first on the scene with all the details...

Rumors have been swirling around about the possibility of another Gaia Prom, and we're pleased to announce that it's absolutely true! From May 28th through June 3rd, we'll be opening up our majestic tower of dance for Promageddon, a massive masquerade party with five different dance rooms:

Heaven: Ascend to blissful new heights of bumping and grinding!
SKITTLES®: Enjoy a tasty rainbow of delicious dancing.
Aquarium: Dive into an undersea world of fishy romance.
Hillbilly: Put on your finest denim, grab your prized hog and yodel the night away.
Hell: An underground dance for the wicked at heart... really, really underground.

You'd better start prepping your masquerade costumes now, because Promageddon is a strictly formal event! To help you get started, we'll be giving away 40 Gaia Cash FREE to all who come and claim it! Be on the lookout for a word from Flynn about some new Promageddon Cash Shop items.

Note: the Cash we give away will disappear on June 30th if you don't spend it by then, so don't dawdle too long! Don't worry-- we won't take away any Cash you paid for

Our Promageddon pre-event is going on now, so stop by the homepage to claim your free Cash! There are some other fun surprises there, too, including a matchmaking quiz to help you find the perfect date, plus a new manga update to tell you more about the goings-on in the Gaia world.

Learn about Promageddon and claim your Free Gaia Cash!

20 Cash Shop Update: Promageddon items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Promageddon items! - [NPC] Flynn Wed May 20, 2009 5:52 pm

Hi, everyone! As you recently heard, we've got a big dance coming up-- it's a perfect occasion to get some fancy new threads, especially since we're giving away free Gaia Cash!

In keeping with the wild themes of the Promageddon dance rooms-- Heaven, Hell, Aquarium, and Hillbilly-- we've got some cool new accessories to build your perfect outfit. For each theme, we've created one modestly-priced item and one slightly more exotic item!

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Only 25 Gaia Cash: Shotfork: It's the one thing a hillbilly feels naked without: a shotgun with a pitchfork tied to it!

Bone Scythe: For all your grim-reaping needs.

Heavenly Awesome: Pretty much exactly what it sounds like: all the awesomeness of heaven at your command!

Swimming Goldfish: Surround yourself with some lovely little goldfish pals.


A little more luxurious:

Henrietta: A live chicken is considered the most fashionable hillbilly accessory.

Seafoam Gown: A light and lovely gown spun of pure sea foam!

Archangel's Blade: Nothing creates a magical prom atmosphere like dispensing some heavenly justice!

Wed to Darkness: A demonic suite of accessories for the wicked at heart, including some devilish horns!


You can grab these now in the Gaia Cash Shop. If you haven't claimed your free Gaia Cash yet, now would be the perfect time!

Prepare for Promageddon!

21 EI Report: Anima Adamantea, Kottan Bell & Mesozoic DNAEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Anima Adamantea, Kottan Bell & Mesozoic DNA - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu May 21, 2009 7:44 pm

Another excellent set of updates to some of our favorites this week: the staggeringly huge finale of Anima Adamantea, lovely new clothing from the Kottan Bell and some interesting activity from all four vials of Stolen Mesozoic DNA. Meanwhile, Timmy must finally confront his terrible choice: to skip to adulthood or stay a child forever!

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You can pick up all these amazing items and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


For the full report and another visit from Edmund, read on-- and don't miss your chance to vote on Timmy's terrible fate!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everybody, and welcome to the Evolving Item Report! I'm Dr. Singh, and this is my horrifying sidekick, Timmy, who is currently being torn apart by the ravages of megapuberty. With us this week is Edmund, Gaia's most trusted scientist, who's advising us on Timmy's awful condition. Thanks again for helping me, Edmund.

Edmund: Hmph. I'm here to help Timmy, Dr. Singh.

Timmy: Aww, don't be a sourpuss! You know the Doc means well!

Dr. Singh: We could argue all day about whether or not I'm a reprehensible human being, but first let's get to the items! This week, we've got the breathtaking final pose of the Anima Adamantea, an item that merges cutting-edge armor with the spirit of its wearer to create an entirely new fusion of soul and technology. If you're lucky enough to have a first-generation version, you'll be seeing a tremendous selection of new stuff: armor, mechanical augmentations and even some friends to fight beside you.

Edmund: Even as a researcher at G-Corp, I rarely saw technology so advanced. Do you happen to have a spare lying around...?

Dr. Singh: No way, Edmund. You'll just have to buy one like everyone else! In slightly more dainty news, the Kottan Bell has some lovely, lacy new garments this week with an elegant, almost gothic feel.

Timmy: I'm elegant and almost gothic, Doc!

Dr. Singh: You wish, buddy! Last of all, we're seeing some disturbing activity coming from these vials of Stolen Mesozoic DNA. No matter which DNA strain you happened to get, it seems that they're all beginning to grow this week. Be careful with this stuff, ladies and gentlemen--

Edmund: Good grief, Dr. Singh! Are you actually selling stolen DNA from prehistoric creatures? That's such a heinous breach of ethics that I ought to report you to the authorities right this very moment!

Dr. Singh: Oh, come on! It's not hurting anyone yet, right? So lighten up and keep your nose out of our racket.

Edmund: Well, as someone who's personally witnessed dozens of experiments go horribly wrong, with disastrous and often deadly consequences, it's hard to let something like this slide. You yourself, thanks to all your meddling and negligence, have seen your own ward, Timmy, mutate into this grotesque parody of a human being right before your eyes!

Timmy: Hey! I'm not a grotesque-- oh, wait. Fair enough.

Dr. Singh: Oooh. Timmy got snapped. Last up, we should let you guys know that Fremere's Guard, which seems to be hurtling ever closer to its magnificent conclusion, will be taking an extra week to evolve this time around-- look for an update to Fremere's in the next Report. I suppose that's just about it for this week, folks. As always, be sure to vote in our weekly EI poll and tell us your favorite items! Now, I suppose we'd better turn our attention to Timmy.

Edmund: Yes, I'm afraid time is running out on his megapuberty situation. Timmy, your body will soon be so racked with greasy adolescence that the very sight of you will be enough to induce labor in pregnant women! You'll become so gangly that your bones will buckle under the strain! We've got to act fast, or you may never recover.

Dr. Singh: So, Timmy, what's your choice? Do you want to stay a child forever, or grow into instant adulthood?

Timmy: Well, I've thought about it a lot, and...

Edmund: And?

Timmy: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnndddd...

Dr. Singh: And?

Timmy: And, pardon my language, Doc, but I have no fleepin' idea! How can I make this kinda decision on my own? It's just too much...

Edmund: I understand that it's difficult, but I'm afraid you'll either have to decide soon or suffer a disgusting pubescent fate.

Timmy: I guess I could flip a coin or somethin'... but... nah, that just seems too random. Well, I... I guess I could leave it to the people to decide! After all, they're the ones who have to look at my stinkin' face every week.

Dr. Singh: Let the viewers decide? Why, Timmy, that's a wonderful idea!

Edmund: I don't know, Dr. Singh-- it seems like a decision too weighty to be undertaken by a motley group of strangers who may be more interested in their own bizarre fixations and curiosities than in Timmy's well-being.

Dr. Singh: Yeah, but wouldn't it be fun?

Timmy: Well, since time is runnin' out anyway, I guess I'd better do it... say, everyone, perhaps you'd be so kind as to visit this thread and vote for whether or not you wanna see me grow up or stay a kid. I'm puttin' my faith in your hands, so please think hard about it, OK?

Dr. Singh: Oh, this is going to be just great. Thanks, everyone! We'll see you next week!

22 Cash Shop Update: Gee Boi TurboEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Gee Boi Turbo - [NPC]Flynn Fri May 22, 2009 2:49 pm

Hiya, everyone! I've got something really special in stock: the Gee Boi Turbo. Invented by a crazed shut-in determined to take the world by storm with a 9-bit handheld gaming console, the Gee Boi Turbo sadly never made it to market... until now!

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Each Gee Boi Turbo comes with Kuro's Conventure, a game where you guide two dark elves on a quest to meet their favorite artists at an anime convention. The further you get, the better your reward. Make it to the save point, rare events, and victory to score the best prizes. If you quit anywhere else, your prize won't be as good.


The Gee Boi Turbo is loaded with Cash Shop favorites, valuable items, and brand new exclusives, including cosplay-themed goodies.

You can pick one up from the Cash Shop right now, or save some money and get a 9-pack bundle.

Check Out the Gee Boi Turbo


And feast your eyes on the story behind the Gee Boi Turbo and Kuro's Conventure:

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Click image thumbnails to enlargify!

28 Promageddon: a prom to end all proms!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Promageddon: a prom to end all proms! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Thu May 28, 2009 12:43 pm

This just in: Gaia’s spectacular dance event is starting now! Let’s have a look at the full details:

Promageddon is upon us! Grab your partner and head to the towering spire of dance, because it’s time to bust moves like there's no tomorrow.

To enter the tower, click the big “Dance” button and pick a game server. From there, explore the rooms to find paths to dancefloors. There are five in all: Heaven, SKITTLES ®, Aquarium, Hillbilly and Hell.

Once you’ve found the room you want, click the “Go Dance” button at the top of the screen to play the dance minigame. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to hit the steps as they come along. If you miss a step, don’t freak out and keep hitting the arrow-- mashing buttons will reduce your score!

You’ll earn an event item for every song you complete. There are two songs in each room, so be sure you explore them all.

To get started, just visit our Promageddon homepage. From there, you can learn more about the dance rooms, grab some prom items from the Cash Shop, and read a brand new event manga!

Experience Promageddon!


To check out the latest installment of Gaia's plot (and have a laugh at Liam's latest misfortune), check out part two of the Promageddon manga!

Read the Manga

29 EI Report: Fremere's Guard, Gogh Reed, Nartian Rock & moreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Fremere's Guard, Gogh Reed, Nartian Rock & more - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 29, 2009 4:14 pm

A bountiful EI update this week, featuring new evolutions from fan favorites Fremere's Guard, the Gogh Reed and Nartian Rock, plus some intriguing updates to Lyndexer's Journal and Classilke, two of our hottest new items!

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You can pick up all these great evolving items and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report, featuring the start of Timmy's transformation into an adult-- and don't miss the excellent new artwork from the creators of the Nartian Rock and Fremere's Guard!

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Dr. Singh: Welcome to the Evolving Item Report! As you can see, our friend Edmund is joining us once again to help with Timmy's pubescent predicament. We'll get to that soon-- but first, let's take a look at the items!

Edmund: Since Timmy's a bit indisposed right now, perhaps I'd better assist.

Dr. Singh: Well, thank you, Edmund! That's mighty gentlemanly.

Edmund: Consider it a favor to Timmy. Not to you.

Dr. Singh: Oh, you old grump! Anyway, let's start off in grand style: Fremere's Guard is getting another fantastic update, featuring a bunch of glorious garments and interesting accessories: a flowing skirt, a belted corset, an imposing shield and a rather crowded party. Once again, we've got some lovely artwork from the item's creator:

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Dr. Singh: Meanwhile, the Nartian Rock is back with another update this week, though goodness knows what's happened to that inscrutable little Kink! Here's a comic to shed some light on the situation:

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Edmund: Ah, these new poses remind me of my youth, when my leather-jacketed rocker gang would descend by the thousands upon some little seaside resort town and get in a riotous brawl with local mods... you wouldn't know it to look at me now, but I could swing a mean bicycle chain back then.

Dr. Singh: That sounds almost exactly like my wild youth... I never knew we had so much in common, Edmund!

Edmund: Don't let it go to your head.

Dr. Singh: In the realm of newer items, Lyndexer's Journal's second update is coming around today-- this time, our classic hero has begun his formative scouting years. The lovely Classilke is seeing its very first evolution, featuring beautiful crochet work that's sure to be a great inspiration for all the crafty types out there. It'll be lovely to see what this little creature spins in the future...

Edmund: Quite lovely indeed. As a purveyor of fine tailored goods, I can authoritatively state that these are garments of unsurpassed quality.

Dr. Singh: Last up, the Gogh Reed! A while back, we mentioned that the Reed will be in the capable hands of some guest artists for the next few evolutions-- this time around, the Nartian Rock's artist will be pulling double-duty with a cute new Gogh Reed update. That's it for this week, folks-- as always, you can head over to our poll to vote for your favorite item of the week! Goodnight, everyone!

Edmund: Aren't you forgetting something?

Dr. Singh: Oh! Timmy. Yeah, whenever the little fellow wanders out of my view for a few minutes, I completely forget he exists. Guess I'm not much for this whole legal guardianship thing, huh?

Edmund: That's the understatement of the century, Dr. Singh. Tell me, what sort of a negligent monster placed Timmy under your care, anyway?

Dr. Singh: Oh, that's a long story. But anyway, here's what's up, ladies and gents: last week, Timmy reached out to the Gaian public to help him decide whether to skip to adulthood or stay a child forever. The people have spoken, and the result is clear: you want to see Timmy as an adult. So, true to our word, we're going to make it happen. You might notice this big, weird machine behind us. Care to tell us a little about it, Edmund?

Edmund: This is just a little prototype I threw together back in my G-Corp days; it accelerates the process of puberty to a matter of hours. As we speak, Timmy is inside that machine having his entire bodily structure advanced into adulthood.

Dr. Singh: That's amazing! What's the machine called?

Edmund: It's called... err... the PubeCellerator.

Dr. Singh: PubeCellerator!? What an extremely unfortunate name!

Edmund: Yes, G-Corp's copywriters came up with that one... they always were rather terrible at naming things, to be honest. But anyway, the thing never made it to market due to its exceedingly limited usefulness, but I'm certainly glad we have one today.

Dr. Singh: So, by next week's show, Timmy will be an adult? That's incredible.

Edmund: Yes, I'm sure we're all quite curious to see what he'll look like as a grown man-- keep in mind, though, that his mind will still be that of a child.

Dr. Singh: Well, let's face it, Edmund: he's never been a particularly attractive child, so my hopes aren't too high in the looks department.

Edmund: Well, you never know! I was voted "ugliest boy in town" three years running when I was a child, and I grew up just fine. You never can tell what a person will look like... I guess we'll have to wait and see!

June Edit

03 Promageddon is ending tonight!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Promageddon is ending tonight! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:50 pm

This is Cindy Donovinh reporting for Gaia 9 Action News. We're getting word from Gaia's admins on recent Promageddon developments...

Promageddon is coming to a close! At 11:59 Pacific tonight, the dancing will cease and the fantastical Promageddon tower will resume its regular business as an office complex.

If you're still trying to grab some of those items, it's your last chance to make the attempt! The dance judges might start getting a little more forgiving as the event winds down, so if you've been unable to complete a tough track in the past, you might want to give it another try.

If you picked up your free Gaia Cash at the beginning of the event, remember to make use of it soon-- if you don't spend it, it'll expire at the end of June!

Last Chance to Dance!


P.S. - Stay tuned for the conclusion to Gaia's Promageddon manga, coming soon!

05 EI Report: Yemaya's Pearl and Reve RouilleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Yemaya's Pearl and Reve Rouille - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:39 pm

We've got two items evolving today, each achieving the very peak of EI spectacularity: Yemaya's Pearl brings another set of aquatic delights, and the Reve Rouille returns with more clockwork wonders. We should also mention that the incredible Anima Adamantea is leaving the shop next week, so get one while you can!

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You can grab all these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stay tuned for the full report, featuring Dr. Singh and Timmy, who, after a long bout with a crippling condition known as megapuberty, has now been transformed into an adult by popular demand!

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Dr. Singh: Uh, hmm. Timmy, you want to go ahead and start?

Timmy: Uh, hi, everybody. You might not recognize me on account of my new grown-up body and this mustache an' everything, but this is your old pal Timmy! Same 'ol Timmy, just all grown up. I'm still a little uncomfortable in this new body, but the Doc is letting me do the intro thing this week, since now I'm a grown-up and everything...

Dr. Singh: It's more because I'm... I'm just speechless...

Timmy: I was a little worried, what with growing up so fast in that PubeCellerator machine and everything, but Edmund sure did do a great job, huh? Look how long my arms are, Doc! Jeepers, and I even have hair on my legs. A little bit.

Dr. Singh: Yes, it's, uh. Uh.

Timmy: Golly, Doc, I just feel so different in this new body. Do I seem different? What do you think, Doc? Am I handsome?

Dr. Singh: Uh. Yes, Timmy, certain cultures, uh, might perceive you as... acceptable?

Timmy: That's the nicest thing you've ever said to me, Doc! So I look good? Do you think I'm gonna be a babe magnet, Doc? I'm gonna buy a red car and go cruisin'! Cruisin' for babes to smooch!

Dr. Singh: I'm sure they'll find you quite... extraordinary.

Timmy: Say, let's get down to business! I'm the same old Timmy as ever, so I still gotta pull my weight! Want me to take the lead on the report, Doc?

Dr. Singh: Be my guest. I'm still trying to take this all in...

Timmy: Must be hard to work with such a handsome co-host, huh?

Dr. Singh: Eh, heh heh. Heh.

Timmy: So, let's take a look... we got two items updatin' this week! First of all, there's the Reve Rouille-- it sure is awfully swell this time around, with a beautifully-detailed clockwork shark, a corset an' some kinda mechanical heart emote. I love it, Doc!

Dr. Singh: It certainly is an unpredictable little device, but the results are always spectacular.

Timmy: Yemaya's Pearl is also evolvin'! Looks like we got a nice mollusky theme goin' on with a nice purple mantle, some creepy cuttlefish eyes, a suckling squidhat and even a little cuttlefish pal to follow you around. Neato!

Dr. Singh: As a scientist, I'm quite interested to see the many exotic species of the deep brought to life on the surface like this. Quite fascinating.

Timmy: And last of all, one of our coolest items is gonna be leavin' the shop soon! Better hurry up if you wanna get your hands on an Anima Adamantea... after next week, it'll be gone!

Dr. Singh: And I think that just about wraps it up for this week... thanks for tuning in, everyone! Come back next week for-- oof, Timmy, I just can't get used to looking at that face of yours.

Timmy: Pretty great, isn't it? I sure am glad everyone voted for me turnin' into an adult, cause I gotta say, I think I'm gonna enjoy the heck out of this. Oh! And don't forget to stop by and vote in our weekly EI poll, everyone!

Dr. Singh: Goodnight, ladies and gentlemen.

08 New Evolving Item: MasqueradeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Evolving Item: Masquerade - [NPC] Flynn Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:09 pm

Hey, guys! Thought I'd take a moment to let you know about the newest wonder to hit the Cash Shop shelves: I've just received a shipment of a strange new evolving item called the Masquerade, which is an enchanted mask that can completely change your looks... as it evolves, it will give you the power to change your face in dozens of ways.

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It's been passed on in secret for hundreds of years and used in many ways: as a disguise, a novelty or a key to limitless beauty-- the one thing all its wearers seem to have in common is a slow, dark descent into madness. But, hey, maybe that's just a coincidence!

If you're willing to face the danger, the incredible power of the Masquerade is now available in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get the Masquerade

10 Aquarium Update: PIRANHAS!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: PIRANHAS! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:00 pm

Mirai: Hi everyone! We've got a new fishy fish on sale in Phin Phang: Piranhas!

Barrett: They're horrible creatures! I spent all weekend fishing them out of a river, and I lost a lot of blood in the process. Like 6 pints--

Mirai: Oh, shush! The important thing is we've got tons of new Piranhas on sale in Phin Phang! They come in schools of 3, too!


Go Piranha Shopping

Barrett: I also spent all week training them not to eat your other fish, so it's safe to put them in your tank.

Mirai: How'd you pull that off?

Barrett: Well, I smacked them on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper whenever they tried to eat another fish. After a few days they seemed to get the message. These Piranhas are fully reformed! Though they still act mean and lack dinner table etiquette, that's just for image. The Piranha is notorious for its oppositional defiant disorder. I could go on--

Mirai: Please don't! Well, that does it for us. Be sure to check out these brand new fishy friends! Bye everyone!

Barrett: If anybody has any extra blood to spare--

Mirai: Barrett!

12 The Gee Boi Turbo is leaving the Cash Shop soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Gee Boi Turbo is leaving the Cash Shop soon! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:31 pm

If you're looking to get your hands on a Gee Boi Turbo, time's running out. Looks like the creators of the famed 9-bit wonder are discontinuing it on Wednesday, June 17, so there's less than a week left to pick one up!


The Gee Boi Turbo is loaded with Cash Shop favorites, valuable items and brand new exclusives, including cosplay-themed goodies!


You can grab one today in the Gaia Cash Shop, or save some dough by picking up a bundle. For more info, visit our Gee Boi page:

Check Out the Gee Boi Turbo

We're also removing some other stock from the Cash Shop on the 17th, so make sure to get your last-minute purchases in soon:

• Faunzy's Flute
• Chicky Hoodie
• White Bunny Hoodie
• White Bun-Bun Plushie
• Christian Siriano's Black and Cream Blouse
• Christian Siriano's Cream Ruffled Hoodie
• Christian Siriano's Coffee Pinstripe Skirt
• Christian Siriano's Pinstripe Coat
• Christian Siriano's Pinstripe Trousers
• Christian Siriano's Layered Skirt
• Fiery Crimson Voluptuous Wrap Dress
• Caribbean Jade Voluptuous Wrap Dress
• Celestial Gold Voluptuous Wrap Dress
• Celestial Gold Slinky Split Dress
• Celestial Gold Glamorous Pumps

12 EI Report:Nartian Rock, Kottan Bell, Gogh Reed, Diapered EggEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report:Nartian Rock, Kottan Bell, Gogh Reed, Diapered Egg - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:41 pm

We released a new EI this week, the Masquerade, plus updates to some of your favorites: the Nartian Rock is finishing up, and there are new evolutions for the Gogh Reed, Kottan Bell and Diapered Egg. Have a look!

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You can grab all these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stay tuned for the full report, featuring Dr. Singh and Timmy. This week, Timmy has run afoul of the law due to his unfortunate new appearance...

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Dr. Singh: Hello, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report. I'm-- oh, my goodness, it looks like we've got an unexpected visitor tonight. May I help you, officer?

Officer Boothe: I'm just here to talk to this creep, ma'am. You go on about your business.

Dr. Singh: Huh? What creep? Let's get on with the show, Timmy, and we'll talk to this policeman when we're done.

Timmy: Sounds good, Doc! I've been lookin' forward to the show all week! I'm rarin' to go!

Dr. Singh: That's good, because it's a big week for updates! We've got a new evolving item, an item reaching its grand finale, and evolutions from three others. Where should we start?

Timmy: The new one is pretty neato, Doc! It's this thing called the Masquerade that changes your face in all sorts of crazy ways... I sure do know what that's like, boy howdy!

Dr. Singh: I've been hearing some dire warnings that using the tremendous power of this mask will lead down a terrifying path of madness, but we've heard THAT one before! Every other week, doctors are on television saying "coffee will lead you down a terrifying path of madness," then they're back the next week saying it's good for you! Am I right, people, or am I right?

Officer Boothe: You said it, lady!

Dr. Singh: The first-generation Masquerade is available now in the Cash Shop! Remember: first-gen items get all the newest poses first, and they tend to hold a higher value in the Marketplace, so don't miss out!

Timmy: And we got an item finishin' up this week, too!

Dr. Singh: That's right, Timmy. The Nartian Rock is reaching its cosmic finale! It's been a most curious journey for little Kink, and now it's coming to an end in a tremendous explosion of new poses and fantastical fashions-- you'll even get to ride away on a classic mod scooter! To finish up Kink's tale, here's a comic from the item's creator:

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Click for a full-sized version!


Timmy: *Sniffle* I'll miss that little fella and his strange love of classic fashion.

Officer Boothe: I heard that sniffling! You on nose drugs, son?

Dr. Singh: Timmy is NOT on nose drugs! Anyway, the Diapered Egg gets another adorable evolution today, featuring lots of flowing pink accessories and a cute pair of winking eyes. The Kottan Bell is back with more dainty apparel, plus some evolution from the cute little plant at the center of it all.

Timmy: Doc, what are nose drugs?

Dr. Singh: None of your beeswax, Timmy. Last up, we've got an unusually delicious evolution from the Gogh Reed! Another guest artist is filling in this time, and they've taken the item to new extremes of tastiness with the legendary cakemeleon!

Timmy: Jeepers, Doc, I've never seen a more delicious-lookin' lizard in all my days!

Dr. Singh: I should note that the Gogh Reed's original creator will be back for the next evolution. So, that's all we've got lined up this week, folks! Tune in next time for more great items, and remember to vote in our weekly EI poll to let us know what you think of them. See you next week, everyb--

Officer Boothe: Alright, lady, I've put up with this chatter long enough. I think we all know why I'm here.

Dr. Singh: Actually, I have no idea...

Officer Boothe: I think you do. We've had reports of a suspicious-looking miscreant with an unsightly mustache hanging around the premises.

Timmy: Gee, that's terrifyin'! If I see anyone like that hangin' around I'll definitely let you guys know.

Officer Boothe: Don't get smart with me!

Timmy: Golly, officer, I wasn’t tryin' to get smart. I guess I should probably shut my trap now.

Officer Boothe: Don't play dumb with me!

Dr. Singh: Officer, if you're accusing Timmy of being some kind of miscreant, I can assure you that he's not. He may look a little ridiculous, but keep in mind that he's just a child in a man's body, and he's still getting used to it.

Officer Boothe: A child in a man's body!? Son, are you hiding a child somewhere on your person? I've heard reports of a little blue-haired child disappearing from these premises recently-- you wouldn't be concealing that child, would you?

Timmy: No, officer! I am that child! I just grew up real fast, is all.

Officer Boothe: Son, I've been working these mean streets for sixteen years, and if there's one thing I know it's people. And I can tell just by looking at that godawful mustache of yours that you're a ne'er-do-well. You're a bad apple.

Timmy: No! I'm not an apple!

Officer Boothe: I think I'd better take you down to the station, son. You're under arrest for vagrancy and child concealment.

Dr. Singh: Vagrancy? But he works here! This is his job!

Officer Boothe: Doesn't look like he's working right now, does it? Just standing around looking suspicious. Loitering! Vagrancy, child concealment and loitering. You're going down this time, buddy. You're going to a dark place for a long time.

Dr. Singh: I'm afraid I must object, officer. This manchild is under my protection, and I'd prefer to discipline him for his awful mustache on my own terms. Please, could you let his ridiculous appearance slide just this once?

Officer Boothe: Lady, are you looking to buy yourself six months in the clink for harboring a creepy miscreant? I'd shut my trap if I were you!

Dr. Singh: Well, Timmy, I guess you'd better go with the nice man and we'll get this straightened out just as quickly as we're able.

Timmy: Sure thing, Doc! I've never seen the inside of a jail before! Wow, every day of being an adult is just a crazy new adventure, isn't it?

Officer Boothe: Let's take a ride, son!

15 Earn Gaia Cash by completing sponsored offers!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Earn Gaia Cash by completing sponsored offers! - admin Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:38 pm

Want to build up your Gaia Cashflow without buying cards? Our offers page lets you earn Cash by doing surveys and completing sponsored deals. You can even earn huge Gaia Cash bonuses by doing things you may have planned to do anyway, like signing up for NetFlix, GameFly and other fun stuff.

You can do as many as you want, so dedicated offer-hounds stand to earn a whole bunch of Cash. Check back often, because we'll be adding new offers regularly.

Remember to choose your offers carefully, and always read the terms! Some of them are free, but others aren't. These offers are created by third parties and not Gaia itself, so always remember to read the fine print.

Earn some Gaia Cash!


Once you've grabbed a bundle of Cash, head over to the Gaia Cash Shop to check out our fine selection:

Visit the Cash Shop

15 June's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement June's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:24 pm

Wheeeeeee! We get to open our thank-you letters now! Ooh, and it's June... there's probably gonna be a new halo, right?

June's Monthly Collectibles are taking the classic Angelic/Demonic tradition to a whole new level with some finely-crafted new gear!

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Angelic Lace is totally new item with the iconic feel of a classic. Includes seductive heavenly lingerie—a negligee, sheer stockings, a bustier and more—plus a dazzling new halo!

The fashionably menacing Demonic Armor combines cold black metal with purplish midnight tones for a whole new spin on darkness. Comes with a beautifully-rendered set of armor and a dark chainmail cape.

These limited-edition items are available this month only, so don't miss out!

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

15 A Gift from Gaia: the Wind Halo!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement A Gift from Gaia: the Wind Halo! - admin Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:28 pm

Six years ago, we released the original Angelic Halo to Gaia's very first supporters. To celebrate the halo's birthday and thank everyone for their support over the years, we'd like to give everyone a little gift. This month, anyone who stops by can pick up a free Wind Halo!

If you're a Cash Shop customer, you might even get a shot at the ultimate prize: an original Angelic Halo recovered by archeologists from an ancient, long-closed Gaia account.

To grab your free Wind Halo and learn the full details of the Angelic Halo contest, visit our halo page:

Grab a Free Wind Halo!

17 Aquarium Update: New Fish, Stickers, Decorations & MoreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: New Fish, Stickers, Decorations & More - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:40 pm

Mirai: Hey everyone! We've got a big huge Aquarium update today! Are you ready, Barrett?

Barrett: Yes, of--

Mirai: Great! Let's start with these new fishies swimming around Phin Phang!

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Barrett: First we've got some new Starfish, available in red, green, and blue. These colorful cousins of the original Yellow Starfish are just as enthusiastic about sucking nutrients from your tank wall. Then there's the Gold Nugget Pleco, a friendly little fella with a voracious appetite for algae.

Mirai: Oh, lovely! What's this about new stickers?

Barrett: Now you can decorate the outside of your tank, too. They're stickers, so, um, stick 'em to your glass.

Mirai: Eloquent as always, Barrett! We've got some brand new backgrounds and decorations, too!

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Barrett: Yes, a nice assortment of new backgrounds based on zOMG!, Reve Rouille, and more. Plus there are all-new decorations to plop in your tank! Oh, and there's the new Luck Key, which unlocks the Luck Treasure Chest. This mysterious container appears from time to time in your tank and contains one Cash Shop item guaranteed to be worth more than the cost of the key. But you need to act fast with it, since it vanishes after a few minutes.

Mirai: Well, I think that does it for this week. Come visit me in Phin Phang to check out all the new stuff!

Grab Some Aquarium Goodies!

Barrett: Bye bye!

18 Shop Update: G-Team Rangers GearEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shop Update: G-Team Rangers Gear - [NPC] Ian Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:11 pm

Hi, folks! Me and Rufus just finished unpacking a big shipment of G-Team Rangers gear, based on the suits worn by the seven members of the legendary superhero team. Look for new helmets, armor, bodysuits, gloves, boots, and belts to mix and match as you please.

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They're all in Barton Boutique now, so hurry on over!

Go Shopping

18 School's Out, and Pools Are Back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement School's Out, and Pools Are Back! - admin Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:18 pm

School's out and we're cranking up the heat to celebrate. Not only are we busting out a new site header to match the season, but we're also bringing an old favorite back to Towns: pools. And, best of all, we even cleaned out all the urine from last time.

Put on your favorite summer attire and head to Towns to splish, splash, or swim around with your friends.

Jump In

19 EI Report: Lyndexer's Journal, Masquerade & Mesozoic DNAEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Lyndexer's Journal, Masquerade & Mesozoic DNA - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:03 pm

Masquerade enjoys its first evolution, bringing with it plenty of new makeup options. We've also got updates to Lyndexer's Journal and the Mesozoic powerhouse of Ma.Ov.ph, Pt.An.sa, Ty.Go.li and Ce.Ch.be Embryonic Vials. Fans of Nano-C take note: it'll be leaving the Cash Shop next week!

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You can grab all these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stay tuned for the full report, featuring Dr. Singh and Timmy. This week, Timmy discusses his recent run-in with the law and his time in the slammer...

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your trusted source for all the latest EI news. I'm Dr. Singh, and this is my recently-grown-up pal, Timmy. How are you, Timmy?

Timmy: Just great, Doc! I kinda got arrested for vagrancy last week, on account of my awful-lookin' mustache, but other than that, I'm OK. Thanks for bailin' me out!

Dr. Singh: Not a problem, Timmy, I just took it out of your sizeable trust fund, which you can't access for a few more decades anyway. Say, what's with the jacket?

Timmy: Oh! A nice lady with lotsa makeup gave me this in the "big house." That's what we call jail. She felt bad for me cause all the fellas in jail were pickin' on me cause I'm so darn scrawny. She says it belongs to her boyfriend, Crazy Murderer Keith!

Dr. Singh: Well, it suits you very nicely! Anyway, let's get on with the show, shall we?

Timmy: Yeah! Let's!

Dr. Singh: First up, we have a new evolution from Lyndexer's Journal, which continues its travels through the past with some new outfits. It looks like the hero of the story is growing up a little, and that mysterious egg is starting to hatch. Kinda reminds me of a certain sidekick of mine, except for the egg part.

Timmy: Shucks, Doc! That Lyndexer's Journal lookin' awfully swell!

Dr. Singh: Perhaps it might inspire you to change your look? You know, maybe try some clothes that are more... fitting? That outfit of yours isn't really up to the task of housing your... um... expanded figure.

Timmy: If I took these off I'd never get 'em back on, Doc! I better not take the risk.

Dr. Singh: Fair enough. Masquerade seems to have gone through its first evolution, offering a big batch of new makeup options like lipstick and eye shadow. If my estimates are correct, its madness-inducing power is growing in strength. Use at your own risk!

Timmy: Jeepers! I bet Keith's girlfriend would love that. Think he'd get sore if I bought her one?

Dr. Singh: It's probably best not to agitate someone like Keith. Ahum... moving on, we have an explosion of activity on the prehistoric front. All the Mesozoic DNA Vials are evolving, meaning new poses from Ma.Ov.ph, Pt.An.sa, Ty.Go.li and Ce.Ch.be!

Timmy: You just said a mouthful, Doc!

Dr. Singh: All part of the science racket, Timmy. Well, I'd say that about does it for this week, folks! Remember to vote in our weekly poll to let us know which items you like best. So, Timmy, aren't you worried at all about wearing a crazy murderer's jacket?

Timmy: Not at all, Doc! The nice lady says Crazy Murderer Keith is in jail for a long, long time, and he'll only see the light of day if he escapes again.

Dr. Singh: Again?

Timmy: Yeah, Doc, I guess Crazy Murderer Keith has a tendency to sneak outta the jail once in a while to settle old scores. Sure wouldn't wanna be one of the guys on his crazy murderer list!

Dr. Singh: Yeah...

22 Cash Shop Update: Enjoy a Delicious Midsummer SwirlEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Enjoy a Delicious Midsummer Swirl - [NPC] Ivan Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:44 pm

Hello, citizens! I'm going to level with you: I need your help! Sol, the Lord of Summer, is threatening to melt me and everyone else with a thoroughly demonic heat wave. Thankfully, the new Midsummer Swirl can level the playing field!

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More than just a delicious treat, Midsummer Swirl lets you pick a side in the battle to save—or incinerate—summer. The further you get, the better your prize will be!

Midsummer Swirl is loaded with awesome rewards: Cash Shop favorites, valuable items and all-new exclusives. Just make sure you fight for the good guys. I'd hate to have to audit you too severely!

Get a Midsummer Swirl!

23 zOMG!fest starts TODAY! Live chat with Jeremy Soule & moreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement zOMG!fest starts TODAY! Live chat with Jeremy Soule & more - [NPC] Leon Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:59 pm

Hark! zOMG! news abounds in this note from those mysterious admins...

Ah, zOMG!fest, that ancient annual tradition dating back centuries. This year we honor the game and its music with some fun stuff. Here's what's in store!

Jeremy Soule, soundtrack composer extraordinaire, is stopping by the Gaia Forums for a live chat. Jeremy will be talking about his work on zOMG! and all sorts of other topics. It starts today at 3pm PDT, so don't miss it!

The zOMG! soundtrack goes on sale, and comes complete with an exclusive virtual item, not to mention all your favorite tracks from the game.

The celebration starts on the official zOMG!fest page, so go there already!

Check out zOMG!Fest


Hey Facebook users: add the Official zOMG! Fan Page for additional updates.

25 New Storefronts!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Storefronts! - admin Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:26 pm

We’re always looking for ways to make Gaia feel more alive, and we’re excited to announce a new step: new storefronts! Our shops page has been updated with new art to make each shop feel like a real place.

Navigating to stores will be a little different. Instead of finding each store in the “Shop” dropdown menu, you’ll get to them by visiting the Shops page and traveling to your shop of choice via the menu on the right. Here's a peek:

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(This isn’t a Flash environment, just a regular page; you won’t be able to move around and chat, but it should load super quickly.)

Another new change: certain shops will cater to a more exclusive crowd, so brand new members may not see all the shops right away-- once they’re established Gaians, though, they’ll be able to unlock all the stores.

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback! Please stop by this thread and let us know what you think.

Check out the New Storefronts!

26 Community Spotlight: 7th Annual BallEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: 7th Annual Ball - admin Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:35 pm

A Little Bit of Everything

After lots of hard work and planning, the 7th Annual Ball is about to kick off! Created and organized entirely by dedicated Gaians, this year's fairty tale themed Ball, "A Little Bit of Everything," is sure to deliver plenty of magical times.

The Annual Gaian Ball is an event made by and for the users of Gaia Online. It's about hanging out and having fun, RPing a bit and getting to know the other users in this huge community we call Gaia.

Join the fun at the 7th Annual Ball and keep up with the latest Ball newsworthiness at Gaia 7 Action News! The Ball runs from June 26th to the 29th, so be sure to stop by and have some fun!

26 EI Report: 4 Items updating, plus a new item: The Nightmare!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: 4 Items updating, plus a new item: The Nightmare! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:40 pm

Hi, everyone! I just wanted to butt in for a second before the EI Report to give you some big news: we've got a new evolving item this week, and I'm pretty darn excited about it. Unlike most EIs, which are done primarily by one artist each, The Nightmare will be traded off between several of Gaia's amazing EI artists!

Each week it evolves, the item will be reinterpreted with the distinctive style of a different artist-- it's set to be one of the most amazing and unpredictable items ever. Pick up a first-gen version now to get in on the ground floor!

Experience The Nightmare

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Let's hand it over to Dr. Singh and Timmy for the Evolving Item Report! Scroll down to check it out...



  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: 4 Items updating, plus a new item: The Nightmare! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:42 pm

It's a big week for EIs! As Flynn just mentioned, we've got the brand new Nightmare, plus the finale of Fremere's Guard and new evolutions from Classilke, Reve Rouille and the Gogh Reed. Behold:

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You can pick up all these awesome items in the Cash Shop! Read on for the full report with Dr. Singh and Timmy...

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone, and welcome to the Evolving Item Report! We've got a lot of great updates to talk about, plus a brand new item. I'm sure you already know my gangly sidekick, Timmy, who assists me in all things scientific. You ready, Timmy?

Timmy: Fit as a fiddle, Doc!

Dr. Singh: I'll say! You're certainly looking slightly more presentable these days, what with that boss jacket and all.

Timmy: Isn't it boss? Somehow, wearin' a murderer's jacket really puts a spring in your step. It's kinda weird, actually-- whenever I go outside, all these ladies are always pawin' at me and sayin' "hey, you're that evolving item kid, can I touch your murder jacket!" Gross! Lemme alone, ladies!

Dr. Singh: What? Really?

Timmy: It's awful distractin' when I'm out ridin' my bike and whatnot, all those ladies chasin' me around.

Dr. Singh: It's a lot more than distracting, Timmy. It's just... baffling. Anyway, we should get on with the show, since we've got so many great items to talk about! First up, there's the brand new item! Flynn already told you about the mysterious Nightmare, an item that leaps between the dark subconscious reaches of many different psyches... it seems to be well on its way to legendary creepiness already, with a ton of wild starting poses!

Timmy: Hey Doc, remember when I fell into a dissociative fugue after bein' exposed to a thing of pure evil? This is kinda like that!

Dr. Singh: It is indeed, Timmy! On a lighter note, the lovely Classilke is evolving once again... those silky little bugs have been busy! And speaking of bugs, the Gogh Reed has a cute little cactus theme this week, plus some other desert-inspired goodies!

Timmy: Doc, a cactus isn't a bug.

Dr. Singh: Timmy, I'm a qualified scientist. I think I know very well that a cactus is a bug. Anyway, moving on: Reve Rouille owners are getting another lovingly-crafted variety of poses with this week's evolution... watch out for that shark, Timmy, it looks like he means business!

Timmy: I met a shark like that when I was in jail! He was in there for stealin' hearts. And tax evasion.

Dr. Singh: I think maybe that was a dream you had, Timmy, because that just doesn't sound plausible. Last but not least, we've got a huge finale for one of the most popular EIs out there: the troubled soul of Fremere's Guard is finally reaching its explosive end, with a bunch of fantastic new poses and some... interesting surprises! I won't spoil them, but I heartily encourage first-gen Fremere's owners to take a peek and revel in all the splendor. And on that note, the artist has provided this... uhh... interesting illustration:

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Timmy: Wow, Doc, I see my drawin' style has been pretty influential around here.. have they been lookin' at our fridge?

Dr. Singh: I guess so, although the artist has noted that a slightly more serious final illustration will be popping up in the next few weeks. Speaking of which, we've got two new illustrations for some items that have already finished up! The Anima Adamantea and Nartian Rock will both be leaving the Cash Shop next week, so don't miss your chance to pick them up-- in case you've forgotten how awesome they are, here are some brand new illustrations from the items' artists:

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Click for full-sized images!


Dr. Singh:That's about it for this week, ladies and gentlemen! Be sure to stop by and let us know what you think in our weekly poll, and come back next week for more news! Anything else to add, Timmy?

Timmy: Yeah, I just wanna tell all the ladies out there to please leave me alone and stop grabbin' at my leather jacket when I'm trying to ride my bike. Bye bye, everyone!

29 Free Gaia Cash from the Prom is expiring soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Free Gaia Cash from the Prom is expiring soon! - admin Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:55 pm

During our recent Promageddon event, we gave away a bit of free Gaia Cash to help people dress their sharpest for the big dance.

We just wanted to remind you that if you haven't already spent your free Promageddon Cash, it will be expiring tomorrow! Be sure to stop by the Cash Shop and pick up a little item on the house, or use it to chip away a discount on the price of something big and awesome, like an Evolving Item.

Have fun!

Spend Your Cash!

29 Convention Tour 2009: Anime Expo!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour 2009: Anime Expo! - DJ Helsing Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:45 pm

Convention Tour 2009: Anime Expo!

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We're delighted to announce the triumphant return of the Gaia Convention Tour! This year, we'll be making appearances at conventions all across America, and our next stop is coming up this week in Los Angeles.

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

When: July 2nd - 5th

What: Panel discussions, socials, dancing, prizes, activities, and more!

We'll be hosting a Dance Social at 4:00 on Friday July 3rd in the Westin Bonaventure's Catalina Room aka AX’s Dance Hall. Dance and mingle with your fellow Gaians while playing fun games and winning prizes! Our emcee and DJ will be giving out shirts, plushies, and other goodies to attendees. A few lucky winners will walk away with DJ Studio Headphones and Golden Laurels for their avatars, so don’t miss out!

Witness the breathtaking Gaia Panel at 6:00PM on Saturday, July 4th in LP1 (Live Programming 1). As usual, we'll be bringing plenty of great prizes for a few lucky winners, including shirts, plushies, and one jumbo Kiki Kitty plushie. You'll also get a sneak peek at some upcoming features and updates to Gaia and zOMG!. Bring any questions you might have, because we'll have a Q&A session at the end.

As a bonus, all panel and dance social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2009 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack.

For those of you who are unable to attend Anime Expo! Be sure to check out the Live Web Cast and post questions for the Live Q&A session.

For more info on Anime Expo and all the latest news on the Gaia Convention Tour, visit our convention home page.

Find Out More about Anime Expo!

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02 Gaia Cash International Mobile Payments Now Available!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Cash International Mobile Payments Now Available! - admin Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:04 pm

We know it's not always easy to get Gaia Cash when you don't live inside a fine American-based retail store, so we've come up with easy option for our international members. Through a magical system called Zong (no relation to zOMG!), Gaians in the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Sweden can purchase Gaia Cash using this newfangled cellular phone technology.

Payment requires a working cell phone. You get your Gaia Cash right away, and the charge shows up on your next cell phone bill. Oh, and U.S. members: this system works here, too!

Get Some Gaia Cash


To celebrate, we're also waiving all processing fees for a limited time. For more scrumptious nuggets of info, check out the FAQ.

Edit 2:17PM: We've been having some technical issues with Zong, but hopefully they'll be resolved soon. If you have any comments or bugs to report, please visit this thread. We'll be adding more countries next week, so stay tuned for further updates.

02 EI Report: Yemaya's Pearl, Kottan Bell & MasqueradeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Yemaya's Pearl, Kottan Bell & Masquerade - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:41 pm

Hey, it's only Thursday! We're moving this week's report up a day so we can make room for some barbecuing and tragic fireworks accidents. Three items are evolving this week: Yemaya's Pearl, Kottan Bell and the Masquerade.

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You can stop by the Cash Shop to grab one of these lovely items for yourself, or just to say howdy to Flynn.

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stay tuned for the full report, in which Dr. Singh battles a strange woman for Timmy's honor!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your trusted source for-- good gracious, Timmy, what's that thing hanging off your arm?

Timmy: Doc, I'm a-scared!

Dr. Singh: Explain yourself, young lady.

Strange Woman: Ooh, Timmy is such a dreamy beauhunk! I love the jacket!

Dr. Singh: Ah, I see what's going on here: Timmy, you seem to have attracted some sort of an admirer. I believe the scientific term is a "floozy." Is that correct, young lady?

Strange Woman: Yes, ma'am, that's pretty accurate.

Timmy: She attached herself to me while I was walkin' to the studio, Doc! Please, get her offa me!

Dr. Singh: Timmy, part of adult life is learning to defend yourself against the attention of floozies. Now that you're all grown up and you've got that boss leather jacket, all sorts of women will be prowling for a bite of your mustache.

Timmy: So what do I do, Doc?

Dr. Singh: Never look her in the eye, Timmy, or she may try to hypnotize you with her tramp magic. Try to avoid being cornered, or led into unlit places. Floozies experience no shame, so don't try to appeal to her sense of decency.

Timmy: Eew! She's pawin' at my jacket!

Dr. Singh: Unhand him, floozy! I'm not sure how exactly the guardianship laws work, but Timmy is my ward, and I think I technically own him. I won't have you damaging his resale value with your cheap perfume.

Strange Woman: You gonna make me unhand him?

Dr. Singh: I'm certainly not going to get into any floozy rumbles before we've even done our show-- I might wind up with scratches all over my face. Timmy, can you hang in there a little longer so we can get through the report?

Timmy: Let's hurry though, Doc. She smells like burnin' hair.

Dr. Singh: Sure thing. Well, first up, we've got another beautiful evolution from Yemaya's Pearl, bursting with colorful sea creatures and accessories. Fans of marine life can't go wrong with this one!

Timmy: This lady is kinda like a barnacle...

Dr. Singh: Next up, the delightful Kottan Bell has evolved into a fluffy little lamb, who just loves to perch atop your head or be carried under an arm. It's just unimaginably cute, not to mention the great new outfit we're seeing this week! Last up, the mysterious Masquerade has formed into a huge array of new configurations, with some intriguing new makeup styles and colorful bangs that can layer over your hairstyle.

Timmy: Maybe we should give some of that makeup to this lady... she looks like she's been drawin' on her eyebrows with a magic marker.

Dr. Singh: Oh! That's another rule: never give a floozy a gift. Well, that's it for this week, folks! I hope you've enjoyed these new evolutions-- remember to stop by our weekly poll thread to let us know what you think. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to save Timmy from moral destruction.

Strange Woman: Yeah? I'd like to see you try.

Dr. Singh: Stand back, Timmy. This may involve fingernails.

Timmy: Golly... I'm not sure I like bein' an adult...

Dr. Singh: Turn that camera off! This may not be suitable for television...

06 News Bulletin: Halo Winner, Guilds Improvements & New MoviesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement News Bulletin: Halo Winner, Guilds Improvements & New Movies - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:40 pm

Cindy Donovanh here, with some important updates from the Gaia Staff. Our top story tonight...

We Have a Winner!

Chantal from Queens, New York is our big winner in the Halo Contest. For being a dedicated supporter of Gaia, she won an Original Halo lovingly repossessed from an ancient banned account. Our huge thanks to Chantal and all other contestants for keeping Gaia strong. Congrats again, Chantal!

Guilds Improvements Ahoy!

If you haven't visited Guilds in a while, we pumped a lot of effort into gussying them up. After we unveiled our big redesign a while back, we snuck in a few other updates, including some very handy improvements for Guild admins. Check out some of the meatier changes:

Auto accept new members. Now you can get rid of the approval process for new members.
Batch accept/decline for join requests. Process them all at once instead of individually.
Pending join request notification in guild header, so you can respond to new members quicker.
Memberlist sorting -- sort your members by join date, number of posts, etc.
Logs are now on a new page and ready for your thorough auditing.
Vice Captains can no longer take over a guild unless the owner is banned or hasn't logged in for a long time (60 days or longer).

There are tons of awesome guilds discussing all sorts of awesome stuff, so quit missin' out already and go join one!

Browse Guilds


Gaia Cinemas: Three New Movies

Free film fans rejoice! Gaia Cinemas added another three movies to the mix. This batch includes...

American Movie: A genuinely hilarious documentary about two goofballs trying to make a horror film.
Henry Fool: A struggling writer and an inept garbage man learn some valuable life lessons after being thrust into the gritty world of professional poetry.
One More Saturday Night: If you watch just one '80s comedy co-written by a United States Senator, it might as well be this one.

Watch Some Movies

08 Shop Update: Victorian-style fashions in H&R WesleyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shop Update: Victorian-style fashions in H&R Wesley - [NPC] Edmund Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:13 pm

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen-- I'd just like inform you of a major restock of my shop, H&R Wesley. I've been working for months with the world's best tailors and garment historians to craft the most stunning and authentic line of antique-style garments ever produced.

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You'll be paying a bit of a premium for the fine tailoring of these garments, but once you see the exquisite details and unmatched quality, I'm sure you'll agree that my prices are more than fair.

Visit H&R Wesley

09 Midsummer Swirl: Leaving July 14th!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Midsummer Swirl: Leaving July 14th! - admin Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:56 pm

It's your last chance to save summer from a demonic heatwave and score some amazing items in the process. The Midsummer Swirl will be leaving the Cash Shop on Tuesday, July 14, so you'd better grab one before they get all gross and melty! We've also got a new minicomic and a great wallpaper, so make sure to take a look below.

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More than just a delicious treat, Midsummer Swirl lets you pick a side in the battle to save—or incinerate—summer. The further you get, the better your prize will be! Best of all, it's packed with Cash Shop favorites, valuable items and all-new exclusives.

Get a Midsummer Swirl!

And, to give you a little hint of what the future may hold, here's a little minicomic about the Swirl's aftermath...

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Click for full-sized image!

Furthermore, we've got a great new Radio Jack wallpaper from the character's creator, derlaine (Gaia username: xXNaruto-KageXx). Click the links below for a variety of convenient sizes:

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10 Aquarium Update: Mini-Monsters - First StrikeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: Mini-Monsters - First Strike - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:29 pm

Mirai: Hellllllooooo! Barrett and I have a special update today. Right, Barrett?

Barrett: Yep, we--

Mirai: We're fully stocked with the new Aquarium Mini-Monsters: First Strike packs!

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Barrett: These mini-monster packs introduce the Animated, those nasty critters that have been plaguing Gaia for the past year, to your aquarium. Each pack comes with four random monsters for one low price.

Mirai: How'd they get so tiny?

Barrett: Oh, that was nothing! Using a regular ol' shrink ray I got from this guy I know, I was able to miniaturize a large number of Animated monsters... and possibly a cow or two. Hopefully Rancher Bill doesn't read this.

Mirai: Oh! Oh! Which monsters?

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Barrett: First Strike features 24 monsters to collect, including the Anchor Bug, Clutch, Buzzsaw, Carrion Flower Fluff, Barnacle Fluff, Sky Fluff, Cuckoo, Alarmskeeter, Cow, General Mayhem, Lawn Gnome, Lawn Gnome Major, Lawn Gnome Courier, Duneslam, Pink Flamingo, Garlic, Gilroy, Gramster, Kokeshi Doll, Landshark, OMG, OMFG, Peelunger, and Water Spout.These mini-monsters have shorter life expectancies, but they make up for it with higher Booty Grab payouts!

Mirai: It just took all my concentration not to interrupt you, Barrett.

Barrett: Tha--

Mirai: There you have it, folks. You can find the new Aquarium Mini-Monsters: First Strike packs in Phin Phang!

Get the Aquarium Mini-Monster Pack


Mirai: There'll be more mini-monsters coming in the future, too! Well, I think that does it for this week. Bye bye!

Barrett: Bye, everyone!

10 EI Report: Delayed :(Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Delayed :( - admin Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:11 pm

Due to our unexpected ongoing battle with our avatar database, we're not going to be able to release the Evolving Item Report today. We're still working hard on getting everything back under control, but it may be a while-- we'll get it out sometime in the next few days.

We apologize to all the disappointed EI owners out there-- we're just as bummed about this as you, we promise. Thanks so much for your patience, guys.

-The Gaia Team

(P.S. - We managed to release an Aquarium update earlier, but only because it doesn't involve the avatar system. No such luck with the EIs, unfortunately.)

10 EI Report: Nightmare, Gogh Reed, Lyndexer's JournalEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Nightmare, Gogh Reed, Lyndexer's Journal - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:59 pm

Hey, we're finally releasing the EI Report! Better late than never, right? This week, lucky EI owners are getting updates to the Gogh Reed and Lyndexer's Journal, and pepper-tea is taking the helm on the glorious Nightmare. Have a look, willya?

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Stop by the Cash Shop to get yourself a piping-hot EI!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stay tuned for the full report with Timmy and a slightly scuffed-up Dr. Singh...

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Dr. Singh: Hi, folks! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your weekly guide to all the best--

Timmy: Wait a minute, Doc! Aren't you gonna get the makeup lady to fix up those scratches?

Dr. Singh: No, Timmy. I defeated that floozie in honest fingernail combat, and I wear these scratches as badges of honor. Oh, I suppose I should explain-- last week, folks, a low-rent floozie was hanging all over poor Timmy, disturbing his innocence with her touchy-feely behavior.

Timmy: Thanks for fightin' her off. Say, are those... bits of her hair?

Dr. Singh: You see, Timmy, when a woman defeats a floozie, it's customary to yank out her tramp-weave and take it for your own.

Timmy: I guess you got this whole floozy thing figured out, huh?

Dr. Singh: I do, Timmy, but I can't fight your battles forever. Someday you'll have to learn how to repel tramps on your own. But there's no time for that now-- we've got a show to do!

Timmy: And what a show it is, Doc: three items evolvin', all of 'em awesome!

Dr. Singh: That's right! First up, the classically handsome Lyndexer's Journal-- it's a tale of ascent to heroism, and we're seeing our hero in young adulthood, enjoying a summer spent the beach. Check out that antique bathing costume!

Timmy: I tried to go to the beach the other day, but everyone was laughin' at my sunken chest. Maybe I should get one of those.

Dr. Singh: The Gogh Reed is looking especially beautiful this week, with a brilliant golden crystal motif. And this is sure to be a crowd-pleaser-- pepper-tea is handling the art for the Nightmare this week, and it's really showing that terrifying nocturnal beauty can match perfectly with elegant style.

Timmy: Hot diggity!

Dr. Singh: You know, Timmy, you're an adult now. You can stop using adorable euphemistic curse words.

Timmy: But it's my trademark, Doc!

Dr. Singh: Well, looks like that's about all for this week, ladies and gents! As always, you can vote in our poll to let us know which items you like most. See you next week!

Timmy: Doc... are you gonna wear those bits of weave in your hair forever?

Dr. Singh: Of course not, Timmy. I'll ceremonially burn them tonight, thus freeing you forever from the floozie's wicked influence. Honestly, Timmy, you should really know this stuff by now.

Timmy: Bein' an adult is pretty confusing....

Dr. Singh: You have no idea, little buddy.

13 Convention Tour 2009: Otakon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour 2009: Otakon! - DJ Helsing Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:51 pm

Convention Tour 2009: Otakon!

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We're delighted to announce the triumphant return of the Gaia Convention Tour! This year, we'll be making appearances at conventions all across America, and our next stop is coming up in Baltimore!

We'll be visiting Otakon this weekend, and we hope to see you there!

Where: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

When: July 17th - 19th

What: Panel discussions, prizes, activities, and more!


Witness the breathtaking Gaia Panel at 9:00AM on Saturday, July 18th in Panel Room 4. As usual, we'll be bringing plenty of great prizes for a few lucky winners, including shirts, plushies, Cash Shop items, Monthly Collectibles and much, much more! You'll also get a sneak peek at some upcoming features and updates to Gaia and zOMG!. Bring any questions you might have, because we'll have a Q&A session at the end.

As a bonus, all panel attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2009 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack.

For those of you unable to attend Otakon, be sure to check out the Live Web Cast and post questions for the Live Q&A session.

For more info on Otakon and all the latest news on the Gaia Convention Tour, visit our convention home page.

Find Out More about Otakon!

13 Cash Shop Update: New Epic Fantasy ItemsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Epic Fantasy Items - [NPC] Flynn Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:35 pm

Hiya, guys! I just expanded the Cash Shop's inventory with some brand new fantasy-themed items, all perfect for those epic weekend romps through dangerous dungeons, forbidden realms, and public parks. Take a look:

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Briar's Shot: A suite of red forest fatigues, featuring in ornate rifle, suit, cape, hair, gloves, boots, earrings, and little pouch to store ammo or candy.

Dwarven Locks: A must-have for any self-respecting beard fanatic. Includes 4 color variations of the hair and beard style made popular by hunky Dwarven warriors.

Ironcrusher Armor: A menacing chest plate forged by one hell of a blacksmith. Also features a terrifying helmet and extremely lethal battle axe.

Azrael's Shadowgear: Deadly daggers accompany this collection of purple and gray roguish attire.

Sibyl's Incantation: A magic staff binds this set, which includes captivating green eyes, an emerald headpiece, flowing black hair, and a lovely multipart robe. Beware its dark curse!

Pizarro's Armaments: No gross-tasting potions required here. Become a battle-armored centaur whenever you want, or deck yourself out with shoulder pads, gauntlets, and an awesome helmet.

Smok the Baby Dragon: A playful little dragon pup eager to be your friend. Thankfully it hasn't mastered the art of setting you on fire yet.

All of these items except Smok the Baby Dragon are available together in the value-priced Bundle of Epics. As a special bonus, it includes the Bahn Hammur, a beautifully crafted gold and silver weapon of mass destruction.

Visit Ye Olde Cash Shoppe

15 July's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement July's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:49 pm

Yaaaaay! Time to open our letters! I'm hyperventilating a little bit...

July's Collectibles both have an animal theme, but they couldn't be more different (because fish are the opposite of mammals, technically).

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Among Gaia's toughest warriors, the Black Wolf a symbol of ferocity, toughness and keen senses. Pay tribute to this dark beast with a cloak, hood, tail and more.

The beauty and vibrant colors of the Koi have been captured in this exquisite item, featuring a golden robe, a shimmering tail, an elaborate koi tattoo and more. Since the koi is a symbol of friendship, it also makes a great gift!

These limited-edition items are available this month only, so don't miss out!

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

16 Confused? Try Gaia's new help page!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Confused? Try Gaia's new help page! - admin Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:53 pm

We know Gaia can be a tiny bit daunting for beginners-- and even for experienced Gaians, sometimes-- so we've been working on a brand new help system to guide you through the site's features.

We've already hit the ground running with some video tutorials and a whole bunch of knowledge base articles, so please have a look. You can do all kinds of useful stuff like resetting your password or requesting a new verification email, and you'll be able to manage and check the status of all your account inquiries (from now on-- this won't work on old requests) with the new ticket feature.

We'll be adding more articles and videos all the time, so if you don't find what you're looking for, keep checking back.

Get Some Help!

16 Gaia Office Cam: Interview with Juno and pepper-tea!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Office Cam: Interview with Juno and pepper-tea! - admin Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:15 pm

Join us tomorrow at 4pm for another powerful edition of our hard-hitting documentary news magazine program, Gaia Office Cam, winner of dozens of imaginary Pulitzer prizes for excellence in no-budget webcam journalism!

Juno and pepper-tea, two of Gaia’s best-known artists, will be doing a LIVE interview featuring YOUR questions! You know it’ll be awesome because we use so much UNNECESSARY CAPITALIZATION!

For full details, visit this thread:

Find Out More!

17 EI Report: Classilke, Reve Rouille, Masquerade & DNAEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Classilke, Reve Rouille, Masquerade & DNA - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:12 pm

This week, we've got brand new poses from the Masquerade, Classilke, Reve Rouille and Stolen Mesozoic DNA. Have a gander:

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Stop by the Cash Shop to grab yourself an EI!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stay tuned for the full report with Dr. Singh and Timmy...

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your trusted source for all the latest EI news. I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and this gangly fellow is my sidekick, Timmy. How's adult life treating you, Timmy?

Timmy: Golly, Doc, I don't know how grown-ups do it. Everything is so darn confusin'!

Dr. Singh: What's troubling you, little buddy?

Timmy: It's just a lot different than I thought! I'm havin' all sorts of weird aches in my joints, and I make this kinda groanin' noise when I get up from a chair. Also, goin' to the toilet is a lot more diffic--

Dr. Singh: Whoa! That's enough about that. Maybe we should talk about the items first, huh?

Timmy: Sure! It's my one true joy in life!

Dr. Singh: As it should be, Timmy. We've got an excellent lineup this week: the Masquerade is back with more fanciful facework. This time, we're seeing some attractive blush in tons of colors, plus some exotic new noses.

Timmy: I got a new nose recently, and I gotta say it's been pretty darn sweet so far.

Dr. Singh: All four different vials of Stolen Mesozoic DNA are evolving this week, too! They're making further prehistoric progress, and they also include some nice tees to show off your dino-devotion. The Classilke has another round of beautiful, delicate and lacey poses, including a new shawl and hat and some cute ruffled wristlets.

Timmy: And the spider's bigger, too!

Dr. Singh: Last up, we've got the extraordinary Reve Rouille: the little clockwork device is malfunctioning a bit this week, but the item is still spawning some incredible new poses, like a mechanical shark tail, an elegant Mademoiselle's wig and a beautiful shadow show item.

Timmy: Yowza! How decorative!

Dr. Singh: Indeed. That's it for this week, folks-- drop by again next time for more EI news! In the meantime, why not go vote in our poll to tell us which items you like the best?

Timmy: Bye bye, everybody! Oh, but... hey Doc?

Dr. Singh: Yes, little buddy?

Timmy: You remember how you said I couldn't get a paycheck cause I'm not an adult and you're my legal guardian? I was wonderin' if maybe, since I'm grown-up and all now... y'know...

Dr. Singh: Don't be silly, Timmy. You're still just a child in an adult's body, and if I gave you money, you'd just spend it on candy and high-powered fireworks, and where would that leave us? You'd be morbidly obese and missing your thumbs.

Timmy: Yeah, I guess you're right... I was just kinda thinking maybe I could, y'know, get a car or something...

Dr. Singh: Really? That's a very adult decision, Timmy. I'm actually a little proud of you, although I'm pretty sure you'd immediately crash into a telephone pole and break open that fool head of yours.

Timmy: So I guess that's a "no," then...

Dr. Singh: Aww, what the heck! Telephone pole or not, how could I say no? You deserve a chance to careen around the roadways just like everyone else, you little scamp. Here, I'll grab a few grand out of your trust fund and you can head over to see Edy at the dealership.

Timmy: Jeepers! Thanks, Doc! You won't regret this!

Dr. Singh: You bet, Timmy. I never regret anything.

20 Coming Soon: New Site Navigation!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Coming Soon: New Site Navigation! - admin Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:45 pm

If you like colorful stuff, boy have we got news for you! In an effort to make this place prettier and a little less confusing, we're enhancing the site navigation. These changes will be showing up very soon, and replace the current purple bar you see racing across your screen.

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Take a look at what's new:

Simplified organization: we cleaned out some clutter and axed the submenus.
Descriptions for menu options, so you know what each link is for.
We think it looks awfully nice.

If you're wondering why we're changing this or have questions on how it'll work, take a gander at the official FAQ. We've been gobbling up feedback left and right, and are already working to incorporate suggestions from you guys. Once it goes live, we'll also be opening up the official feedback thread for your thoughts and further suggestions.

21 Wish upon a Lonely Star!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Wish upon a Lonely Star! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:12 pm

Today, as you probably know, is the 40th anniversary of space. To celebrate the occasion, I've been doing a little interstellar exploration, and I ran into Saiph, the cosmic hero of the Fallen Wish. He's been feeling lonely these days, and he's decided to allow Gaians to wish upon his fellow stars in the hope of winning astronomical treasures!

When you use a Lonely Star, you'll meet one of nine stars. They'll ask you a question, and if you give them a pleasing answer, you may be rewarded with an amazing gift: a Cash Shop item, a brand-new exclusive, or something else rare or valuable. If you're lucky, you could get something truly out of this world! (Please forgive my terrible space pun.)

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To learn more about the Lonely Star, gently guide your cursor to this big link and carefully depress the clicky button:

Learn About the Lonely Star

We've also got this cute mini-comic to give you a little more detail on the Lonely Star's story.

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22 Convention Tour 2009: San Diego Comic-Con!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour 2009: San Diego Comic-Con! - DJ Helsing Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:25 pm

Convention Tour 2009: San Diego Comic-Con!

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We're delighted to announce the triumphant return of the Gaia Convention Tour! This year, we'll be making appearances at conventions all across America, and our next stop is coming up this week in San Diego!

Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

When: July 23rd - 26th

What: Panel discussions, prizes, activities, and more!

Witness the breathtaking Gaia Panel at 7:30PM on Saturday, July 25th in Room 5AB. As usual, we'll be bringing plenty of great prizes for a few lucky winners, including shirts, plushies, Cash Shop items, Monthly Collectibles and much much more! You'll also get a sneak peek at some upcoming features and updates to Gaia and zOMG! Bring any questions you might have, because we'll have a Q&A session at the end.

As a bonus, all panel attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2009 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack.

For more info on San Diego Comic-Con and all the latest news on the Gaia Convention Tour, visit our convention home page.

Find Out More about San Diego Comic-Con!

23 New Site Navigation is Here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Site Navigation is Here! - admin Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:19 pm

In case you didn't notice the increased light emanating from your monitor, our new site navigation is now out! After decades of hard work and research in our underground laboratory complex, we're pleased to unveil what we think is going to be a great improvement to Gaia.

Be sure to take a stroll around the site and let us know what you think. We set up a feedback thread for all your thoughts and suggestions. If you're wondering what inspired us to update the navigation in the first place, check out our FAQ.

24 EI Report: Gogh Reed, Kottan Bell & NightmareEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Gogh Reed, Kottan Bell & Nightmare - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:18 pm

It's that time of week again, ladies and gents! We've got three items evolving this time around: Kottan Bell, Nightmare and Gogh Reed.

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Want an EI to call your own? Stop by the Gaia Cash Shop to pick one up.

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


And now, stay tuned for the full report with Dr. Singh and Timmy...

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Dr. Singh: Hello, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your top source for all the latest news on the greatest items. You ready to get started, Timmy?

Timmy: I was born ready, Doc!

Dr. Singh: No you weren't-- according to your medical history, you were born kinda sideways, and I suspect that your biological parents dropped you once or twice. In fact, I seem to recall it saying something about you being kicked in the head by a horse, too, but--

Timmy: Aww, shucks, Doc... I'm flattered that you took such an interest, but we don't wanna bore the people at home with all this, do we?

Dr. Singh: You've got a point there, Timmy.

Timmy: Thanks!

Dr. Singh: No, really, you've got kind of a bony point protruding from the top of your skull from when the bones knit improperly after the horse kick. That's why the stylists comb your hair so stupidly.

Timmy: Wow, I never noticed! I got a point! Anyway, let's talk items, huh?

Dr. Singh: Let's! First up, the legendary Gogh Reed is venturing into shadowy territory. This new evolution boasts a devastating blade and a strange owl companion.

Timmy: Owls are never what they seem, Doc!

Dr. Singh: Uh, right, Timmy. Speaking of dark, shadowy things: the Nightmare is getting another terrifying update-- the creator of Inari's Bead is having a go at it this week with fantastic results. We're seeing some real primal nightmare material manifesting here.

Timmy: I guess I'm an adult now and everything, but I'm still a little bit creeped out by that thing...

Dr. Singh: We all are, Timmy. Last of all, the Kottan Bell continues its fluffy journey with some very cool new fashions. Aside from an adorable little doll, the new update includes some lovely floral accompaniments, as well as some very slimming pants and a lovely top. That's it for this week, but make sure you stop by our poll to tell us which items you like best!

Timmy: Goodnight, everybody!

Dr. Singh: Hey, wait a second, Timmy, didn't I give you money to buy a car last week? You didn't spend it all on fireworks and dirty magazines, did you?

Timmy: No! Not all of it! I've been lookin' around for a car, but I just haven't found anything that suits me. Guess I gotta keep searchin'...

Dr. Singh: I'm proud of you, Timmy. Rushing into a major purchase is never a good idea. Keep at it, and I'm sure you'll find the right car.

Timmy: Or maybe if I get enough fireworks, I can propel myself on some kind of a skateboard type thing...

Dr. Singh: Shut it!

27 New in Booty Grab: Win a Sony PSP!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New in Booty Grab: Win a Sony PSP! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:56 pm

Mirai: Hey guys! We're just stopping by with some exxceeellllent news! Barrett?

Barrett: We're upping the ante in Booty Grab by giving away a big stack of Sony PSPs! Be on the lookout for rare PSP Raffle Ticket drops, happening every day for the next two weeks. Collect as many as you can, because every weekday we'll be drawing a new winner. That's 10 whole winners!

Mirai: For the full details, click the big link below!

Booty Grab PSP Sweepstakes


Barrett: Oh, almost forgot: our lawyers said we had to say a bunch of silly legal stuff!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Entry instructions. You must go to Gaia Online and click on the “Booty Grab” button in the “Gaia Forums”. Aquarium Fish in “Booty Grab” will randomly drop raffle tickets during the promotion period. Raffle tickets are bound to the user account and can not be transferred to other accounts. To see the “Booty Grab” module, you must be a registered and confirmed member of Gaia Online. For free registration, visit http://www.gaiaonline.com/ and follow the on screen instructions. After registration, you will receive an email with instructions to confirm your account. You can also enter the sweepstakes by sending a 3x5 postcard with your Gaia Online user name to the following address: Gaia Aquarium Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 612680, San Jose, CA 95161-2680. In the event of a dispute as to any entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Gaia account will be deemed to be the registrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Gaia Online’s Privacy Policy. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

Promotion Period. This promotion begins at July 27, 2009, and ends at 11:59 pm PT on August 7, 2009 (the “Promotion Period”). Gaia Online’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the promotion. All entries must be received during the dates and times specified in the Promotion Period. Odds of winning the promotion depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Eligibility. In order to be eligible, participants must be (i) at least 13 years of age and, if under the age of 18, must have parental consent to participate; (ii) a legal resident of the United States; and (iii) a registered Gaia account holder as of July 27, 2009. Employees of Gaia Online and its parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. Gaia Online may reject any entry that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, fails to meet any of the eligibility requirements.

Award. Each winner will receive a Sony PSP® (each, an “Award”). There will be 10 winners. The retail value of the prize is $249.99. Any further details of the Award not specified above shall be determined by Gaia Online in its sole discretion. No substitution, assignment or transfer of any Award is permitted, except by Gaia Online, who has the right to substitute an Award with another of comparable or greater value. Each winner is responsible for all taxes, fees and withholding associated with the receipt and/or use of the corresponding Award.

Disclaimer: Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment America are not affiliated with this promotion.

Drawing. The winners will be selected by a random-chance drawing. Gaia Online will randomly select one winner per weekday, Monday through Friday, during the Promotion Period, from among all entries received during the Promotion Period. Gaia Online will notify winners by email at the address associated with the winner’s account or by Gaia Private Message within approximately 5 days following the drawing. Gaia Online is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including without limitation inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account. The winner must then respond to Gaia Online (or its agent) and provide the requested information within 24 hours. Should the winner fail to respond or fail to provide all requested information, Gaia Online reserves the right to disqualify that winner and select a new one in a second-chance random drawing. Each winner will be required to sign and submit to Gaia Online an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and Publicity Release that, among other things, will allow Gaia Online to use the winner’s name, Gaia Online name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information, and biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation where permitted by law, and will also include confidentiality provisions and other terms, conditions and limitations (“Affidavit”). Each Award will be delivered to the applicable winner within 30 days from Gaia Online’s receipt of an executed Affidavit. If any winner fails to execute and submit an Affidavit within 7 days of Award notification, (ii) any Award notification is returned as undeliverable, or (iii) any winner is disqualified or held to be ineligible, the corresponding Award will be awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing. Except where prohibited, participation in the promotion constitutes participant’s consent, and you hereby grant Gaia Online the right to use your name, Gaia Online name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration, including but not limited to a press release.

Conditions of Participation. By submitting an entry for this promotion, you agree to abide by these rules and any decision Gaia Online makes regarding this promotion. Gaia Online reserves the right to disqualify and prosecute to the fullest extent permitted by law any participant or winner who, in Gaia Online’s reasonable suspicion, tampers with the Gaia Online site or the entry process, violates these rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.

Restrictions: VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Limitation on Liability: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, neither Gaia Online, nor any supplier, employee, director or agent shall be liable under any legal or equitable theory for (a) any failure of your entry to be included in the sweepstakes drawing, (b) any failure to fully complete the registration form, or (c) any information, materials or services provided (or failure to provide information, materials or services) in connection with the Award.

Warranty Disclaimer: Each Award shall be provided on an AS IS basis, and Gaia Online disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement with respect thereto or to any other subject matter of these official rules.

Other Terms: This sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The parties hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of San Francisco County, California. If Gaia Online determines, in its sole discretion, that the sweepstakes promotion is compromised by any corruption of the administration, security, or proper play of this sweepstakes, then, at Gaia Online’s sole discretion, it may cancel the sweepstakes.

27 Cash Shop Update: The Case of Pietro & Catastrophe!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: The Case of Pietro & Catastrophe! - [NPC] Flynn Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:07 pm

Hey gang! I've got a rather eclectic Cash Shop update for you today. Two brand new first-generation items are debuting this week, and they cover quite a range.

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The Case of Pietro revolves around a mysterious murder and a purloined case. A lot of shady characters are trying to get their hands on it, and you can expect some of their fashions and clothing to enter into the mix.

Catastrophe! is the first Gaia item designed by a cat. As such, it's likely to update according to the cat's schedule, and you know how cats are. Rumor has it that the feline author intends to explore a variety of themes and subjects of interest to cats, whatever those are.

You can find these new items on sale in the Cash Shop! Remember: first generation items get new poses sooner, and fetch higher prices in the marketplace.

Stock Up on Evolving Items

28 PSP Raffle Tickets: Now in the Daily Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement PSP Raffle Tickets: Now in the Daily Chance! - admin Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:59 pm

We wanted to make our PSP Sweepstakes even fancier, so we went and filled the Daily Chance with tons of raffle tickets. Be sure to click all your Daily Chance carts-- you just might pick up a ticket or two.

You can still get them from playing Booty Grab, too, so keep at it! We're picking new winners every weekday, so there's still plenty of opportunity to win.

Booty Grab PSP Sweepstakes

Yo, Facebook users: by clicking a few magic links, you can RSVP to this event!

31 EI Report: Diapered Egg, Yemaya's Pearl, Journal, MasqueradeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Diapered Egg, Yemaya's Pearl, Journal, Masquerade - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:52 pm

Another big week for Evolving Items! This time, we've got the fantastic, fiery finale of the Diapered Egg, plus new updates from Yemaya's Pearl, Lyndexer's Journal and the Masquerade. Lookie!

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Convinced of their coolness? We thought so! To pick one up for yourself, just visit the Cash Shop.

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online.

Learn more.


And now, stay tuned for the full report with Dr. Singh and Timmy...

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your trusted source for-- good grief, Timmy, what in the world are you driving?

Timmy: Beep beep! You like it? I've been car shoppin' for a couple of weeks now, and I finally settled on this beaut'... she's a genuine Krazy Wheels Stallion GT! Got a nice little 0.02 horsepower sewing machine engine in this baby, top speed of three miles per hour on level ground.

Dr. Singh: Timmy, I gave you thousands of Gold... you could have bought a real car...

Timmy: I appreciate it, Doc, but I really feel like this is the ride for me. I'm a Krazy Wheels man. Oh, here's most of your Gold back. I wound up not needing it.

Dr. Singh: Well, if you say so... but I really don't think that thing is street legal.

Timmy: That's fine, I mostly plan on driving it in circles around the driveway. Hey, so should we get on with the report, or what? I got places to be and driveways to see!

Dr. Singh: I guess so, little buddy. We've got a particularly wonderful set of evolutions this week, so let's have a look! First up, we've got two new items this week: the Case of Pietro and Catastrophe! The former is a mysterious suitcase that's all wrapped up in a murder mystery, and the latter is the very first EI designed by a cat! For a little more insight on the mysterious case of Pietro, we've got a great new piece of art from the item's creator:

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Click for bigger version!


Timmy: Jeepers! Flip to the last page, Doc, I wanna know how it ends!

Dr. Singh: It doesn't work like that, Timmy. In other news, the long-awaited finale to the Diapered Egg is upon us! It features some incredible poses, like a flowing pink bow-scarf, impish horns, a bow and arrow and a fiery companion. There's also a huge update to Yemaya's Pearl with a dozen fantastic new poses, including more undersea creatures and even a couple of smart sharkskin jackets!

Timmy: Wow, I might gotta get one of those... but then again, I sure do like this crazy murderer's jacket.

Dr. Singh: We've got a big treat for Lyndexer's Journal fans-- the hero is getting married this week, and we've got some beautiful, classic wedding items to celebrate! But at the same time, we're seeing a hint that all is not as it seems-- their little blue pal A.C. seems to be looking a little worried...

Timmy: What could it mean, Doc?

Dr. Singh: We'll just have to wait and see! Last but not least, we've got another update to the Masquerade... after a few weeks of beautifying facial reconstruction, it seems that the mask is starting to show some of its sinister side-- this week's update tends toward the grotesque, with tattered hair, bruises and a dead, pure-white eye.

Timmy: Aww, wicked! I bet the ladies love a good scar, don't they?

Dr. Singh: What in the world do you want with ladies, Timmy? Last time one so much as talked to you I had to beat the tar out of her because you were too terrified to ask her to leave you alone!

Timmy: Well, I still like the ladies as a concept.

Dr. Singh: That about wraps it up for this week, folks! As usual, you can head over to our poll to vote for your favorite items. So long, everyone! Oh, by the way, Timmy... do you think you could give me a lift home?

Timmy: Sorry, Doc! I'm pretty close to the maximum weight capacity on this thing already.

August Edit

03 Aquarium Update: Mini-Monsters: Second StrikeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: Mini-Monsters: Second Strike - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:17 pm

Mirai: Heeeeyyyy! Barrett and I are just stopping by to let you know about Aquarium Mini-Monsters: Second Strike!

Barrett: I've been making great progress on my quest to bring miniaturized versions of all those pesky Animated monsters to Aquariums, though I may have accidentally shrunk a few other things--

Mirai: Hurry up and tell us what's in the Second Strike already, Barrett!

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Barrett: 12 new Mini-Monsters, including the Air Shark, Bladed Vase, Raven, OMGWTF, Deathroach, Gruncken, Labtech, Labtech Jumper, a new Kokeshi doll, the Predator Prairie Pup, a rooster, and a whirling Sea Witch.

Mirai: That's quite a collection.

Barrett: And every Mini-Monsters pack contains 4 random baddies for one low price. When one passes away and heads to that Great Aquarium in the Sky, it'll leave behind a collectible card you can keep or trade with friends.

Mirai: Ohhhhh, how neat! You can get packs of Second Strike right now in Phin Phang! First Strike packs are still available, too.

Capture Some Mini-Monsters


Mirai: That does it for us this week. Keep your eyes peeled for future Mini-Monster sets, coming very soon!

Barrett: Bye everyone!

04 News Bulletin: Cinemas Update, New Guild Categories & MoreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement News Bulletin: Cinemas Update, New Guild Categories & More - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:46 pm

This is Cindy Donovinh with Gaia 9 Action News bringing you the latest updates from around Gaia.

Cinemas Update: Three New Films, Anime & More

Cinemas are all aglow with a handful of new movies. As usual, you can watch them all for free by yourself or with friends.

Loose Cannons: Normally a film only provides you with one loose cannon, but this police comedy features a plurality of loose cannons in the form of Dan Aykroyd and Gene Hackman.

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone: If you're wondering if this sci-fi movie is any good, just take a look at some of its actual IMDB plot keywords: Hot Dog, 3-Dimensional, Game of Death, Hit In Crotch.

True Believer: James Woods and Robert Downey Jr. star in this courtroom drama about two men trying to free a wrongly imprisoned man. Sadly, there are no robotic suits of armor involved whatsoever.

Cinemas also features a boatload of new anime content, so be sure to check that out.

Watch Some Stuff

For something a little different, we have the new Crackle Channels, including tons of episodes from two inexplicable Crackle original shows.

Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show: This parody of bizarre Japanese talk shows involves hapless Americans being subjected to grueling enhanced integration techniques.

Roadents: If you've ever wished somebody would make a show about two critters touring the country in a Winnebago, you've got problems. On the plus side, your wish has come true.

New Guild Categories

We added some new Guilds categories to help make things easier to find. The new categories are Religion & Morality, Sports, and LGBT. If you own a guild that covers any of these topics, you might want to update which category it belongs to!

Get Some Attention!

If you've got an event, guild, charity, mini-shop, or anything else you want tons of other Gaians to know about, check out this thread. We're always looking for new things to showcase in the Community Spotlight and Popular Topics.

05 Prepare for Camp Chaos!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Prepare for Camp Chaos! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:14 pm

This just in: a special bulletin from the Gaia team about this summer's biggest event...

As the hot summer months wear on, the most dreaded moment of the season approaches: your folks are about to ship you off to summer camp for a week of angry mosquitoes, tuneless campfire dirges and useless arts and crafts.

But this year's gonna be different: this time around, your parents are letting you pick your own camp, and you're gonna make the best of your situation by engaging in a ruthless war of pranks with all the other camps.

Camp Chaos starts on August 12th, but you can get a head start by picking your camp now. There are four camps to choose from:

Juvie Camp: A little bit of tough love is sure to reform your antisocial tendencies.

Science Camp: Exercise your brain with education, experimentation and hazardous chemicals.

Rich Camp: Are you one of the beautiful people? Join this exclusive retreat for Gaia's wealthy elite.

Fitness Camp: Shed those extra pounds in a fun, supportive and healthy environment.

Choose wisely; once you've picked your camp, there's no going back!

Choose Your Camp!


Want to learn a little more about your camp's counselors? We'll be releasing a series Camp Chaos mini-comics over the next few weeks. You can check out the first one right now:

Read the Juvie Camp Mini-Comic!



  • Icon announceAnnouncement Prepare for Camp Chaos! - admin Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:49 pm

What fools were we to tempt fate by using the word "Chaos" in the name of our event!

A crazy bug caused people to get stuck in the wrong camp after choosing their camp. We've fixed it now, and we've gone back and deleted all the old camp data, so you'll be able to get back in there and try again. Hopefully it'll work this time

Sorry for scaring you like that! Big hugs from the Gaia team.

05 Cash Shop Update: Camp Chaos items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Camp Chaos items! - [NPC] Flynn Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:25 pm

Hi, guys! I recently heard that a bunch of Gaians will be heading off to summer camp soon, so I thought I'd stock up on some appropriate gear. Starting today, you can grab four cool new items inspired by the four different camps! Here's what we've got...

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For the Fitness Camp, we've got an amazing ripped Bodybuilder physique to show off. Yow!

Juvie Camp gets the Most Wanted item, which lets you sit behind bars, pose for a mugshot and sport a dashing orange jumpsuit.

If you're one of the silver-spoon kids in Rich Camp, you can get the one thing you can't do without: Hired Help, featuring a sexy maid, a dashing butler and a litigious lawyer.

Science Campers can flaunt their crazy genius with the electrifying Tesla Coil, which puts the power of a great inventor in your hands.


Stop by and try something on! I'm sure you'll find something you like.

Visit the Cash Shop

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


If you haven't picked your camp yet, be sure to stop by the Camp Chaos homepage for all the info!

06 Get Lucky: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for the Luck ChestEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get Lucky: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for the Luck Chest - admin Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:19 pm

For weeks now the mysterious Luck Chest has been appearing in Aquariums, enticing Gaians with its bounty of treasure. Now we've gotten scattered reports that the Luck Chest has been appearing in more and more places, not just Aquariums.

Based on eyewitness accounts, these new chests still open with the Luck Key, and still feature a great random item worth more than the cost of the key. One thing we do know is different: the Luck Chest carries a different assortment of goodies when it appears on land.

If you see one and want to crack it open, you can snag a Luck Key from the Cash Shop. The Luck Chest doesn't like to hang around for long, so you'll have to act fast if you see one.

Get a Luck Key


The Luck Chest may show up where the Daily Chance usually sits, but it'll never replace it. You'll always get the same number of chances every day.

06 Change your eyes in Salon Durem!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Change your eyes in Salon Durem! - [NPC] Vanessa Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:25 pm

Big news, guys: after a few months of studying, I just got my ocular cosmetology license! That means I'm now fully qualified to painlessly fit you with new eyes right in my shop. You can choose from a whole bunch of eye styles; not only will I have all the cool eyes you're used to, I'll also have some brand new ones available-- and the long-awaited return of purple eyes, too!

Just like hairstyles, eyes don't equip like regular items. When you buy new eyes, they'll be equipped automatically and they won't change again until you head back to the Salon and buy new ones.

Trying out new looks is a breeze now, too! All items and styles are automatically previewed when you click on them, and you can toggle all your other items on and off.

Oh! And this is a little thing, but I thought I'd mention it: you can now sort for teal-colored hair and eyes. You're welcome, teal fans!

Visit Salon Durem

06 Manga Update: Science Camp Mini-Comic & Prom ConclusionEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Manga Update: Science Camp Mini-Comic & Prom Conclusion - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:43 pm

It looks like there are some new developments on the Camp Chaos front from the Gaia team...

Wondering what the story is behind Science Camp? We've got the scoop with a new mini-comic featuring its smart and savvy counselors, Sam and Edmund.

Read the Science Camp Mini-Comic


If you're in the mood for more Sam, the long-awaited conclusion to Promageddon is finally up! See what happened with her and Liam on that fateful night.

Check out the Promageddon Conclusion

07 EI Report: Nightmare, Gogh Reed & Reve RouilleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Nightmare, Gogh Reed & Reve Rouille - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:15 am

Another Friday, another dazzling selection of evolutions: this week, the Gogh Reed is finishing up its evolution, and we've got cool new updates to the Nightmare and Reve Rouille, as well. Behold:

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You can grab all these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stay tuned for the full report with Dr. Singh and Timmy!

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Dr. Singh: Hi there, everyone! I'm Dr. Singh, and this is my little buddy, Timmy. We're here to bring you all the latest on--

Timmy: Beep beep! Got places to be, Doc! Let's get this show on the road!

Dr. Singh: Timmy, I think that car's going to your head. And it's not even a real car. It's not like we don't notice that you're just saying the word "beep."

Timmy: Guilty as charged, Doc. The authentic squeaky rubber horn isn't standard equipment on the Krazy Wheels Stallion GT-- woulda had to spring for the optional "Krazy Kidz XL" trim package, and that cuts in to gas money...

Dr. Singh: It doesn't even run on gas! It takes six double-A batteries!

Timmy: And a nine-volt for the headlights. Yeah, she's a little pricey to maintain, but that's the premium you pay for a truly exceptional--

Dr. Singh: Timmy, goodness knows I don't say this nearly often enough, but shut up. Just shut up.

Timmy: ...

Dr. Singh: Great! OK, ladies and gentlemen, let's get on with the show. We've got some fantastic evolutions this week; let's start off with a bang, shall we? We're proud to introduce the stunning final evolution of the beloved Gogh Reed! As you might expect, it's a wild culmination of months of beauty and artistry, complete with an absurd amount of poses. Impressed, Timmy?

Timmy: I'm speechless, Doc, and it's only partially from when you told me to shut up before.

Dr. Singh: Good! Next up, we move into darker territory with another chilling evolution of The Nightmare. This week, the artist behind Yemaya's Pearl is taking a grim stab at it, and the results are every bit as macabre as you could wish for. Quite a fearsome looking Buer there, eh, Timmy?

Timmy: Doc, I'm an adult now so I'm not scared of nothin', but I'm kinda thinking maybe I'll go take a quick hide in yonder utility closet... unless you think maybe there's monsters in there...

Dr. Singh: Don't worry, Timmy, I'm sure monsters wouldn't waste their time on so scrawny a specimen.

Timmy: That's a relief!

Dr. Singh: Last up this week, the Reve Rouille is getting another lovingly-crafted update, with all the tragic beauty you've come to rely on! We're seeing some strange and disturbing medical procedures in action here.

Timmy: Gross, Doc! That looks like a heart...

Dr. Singh: A mechanical heart, Timmy! That's all for this episode, guys. Enjoy the new evolutions, and be sure to visit our poll to vote for your favorites! Say goodbye to the nice people, Timmy.

Timmy: Bye, everyone!

10 Convention Tour 2009: Gencon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour 2009: Gencon! - DJ Helsing Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:47 pm

Convention Tour 2009: Gencon!

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We're delighted to announce the triumphant return of the Gaia Convention Tour! This year, we'll be making appearances at conventions all across America , and our next stop is coming up this week in Indianapolis!

Where: Gencon @ Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

When: August 13th – 16th 2009

What: Panel discussions, prizes, activities, and more!

Witness the breathtaking Gaia Panel at 1:00PM on Saturday, August 15th in Room Capital 1. As usual, we'll be bringing plenty of great prizes for a few lucky winners, including shirts, plushies, Cash Shop items, Monthly Collectibles and much, much more! You'll also get a sneak peek at some upcoming features and updates to Gaia and zOMG!. Bring any questions you might have, because we'll have a Q&A session at the end.

Be a part of the Gaia Social Gathering at 1:00PM on Thursday, August 13th in Room Capital 1. Come meet your fellow Gaians and hang out while participating in fun games and activities. As usual, we'll be bringing plenty of great prizes for a few lucky winners, including shirts, plushies, Cash Shop items, Monthly Collectibles and much much more!

As a bonus, all panel attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2009 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack.

For more info on Gencon and all the latest news on the Gaia Convention Tour, visit our convention home page.

Find Out More about Gencon!

10 Cash Shop Update: We're getting all emotional over here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: We're getting all emotional over here! - [NPC] Flynn Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:39 pm

Hi, guys! We've got a fantastic little Cash Shop update today: it's all about emotions, and it features some really clever new ways to express yourself. We've got four new items to choose from, plus a value-priced bundle that collects them all.

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Angelic Manner - These cute and lighthearted facial expressions show an entirely new dimension of your personality.

Demonic Style - Creepy, angry, silly and mischievous expressions to express your weirdest moods.

Mr. Emotion - A cute little bunnylike mascot of emotion—he'll contentedly sit on your head or throw a little tantrum if you pinch his cheeks.

Mystery Mood - Grants you one of dozens of exclusive new mood bubbles to show off the depth of your emotional complexity.

Mood Swing Bundle - Includes all of the above, plus the exclusive Panda Mood Bubble, available only in this collection!


These are some real must-haves, so don't miss out! Head over to the Cash Shop to pick 'em up:

Visit the Cash Shop

12 Camp Chaos begins now!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Camp Chaos begins now! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:58 pm

This just in: a chaotic rumble has erupted at Gaia's lakeside summer camp! Let's turn it over to the admins for full details:

What happens when you pack sixteen busloads of unruly youths into a poorly-supervised lakeside retreat? You're about to find out! Pack your bags for Camp Chaos, a massive prank war between four summer camps: Rich Camp, Fitness Camp, Juvie Camp and Science Camp.

Camp Chaos will run from today until August 19th. Ready to start beating on your friends and earning some awesome event items? Check out the event page to find out how it works:

Join Camp Chaos!


To get a little more background about the various camps, you can check out the Camp Chaos mini-comics! We've just added a couple of brand new ones-- find out how Gino and Sasha got cajoled into being counselors for Rich Camp and Fitness Camp!

Read the Mini-Comics!

13 Aquarium Update: New Sea Angel, Momo the Monkey & MoreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: New Sea Angel, Momo the Monkey & More - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:23 pm

Mirai: Hey everyone! Barrett and I are here to tell you about another exciting Aquarium update!

Barrett: Yes--

Mirai: While everyone else is having fun at summer camp, Barrett is working hard as ever gathering new fish and decorations for you guys.

Barrett: I was looking forward to Science Camp all year, but--

Mirai: That's great, Barrett, but tell them about the Sea Angels!

Barrett: The--

Mirai: And Momo the Monkey! Tell them about Momo!

Barrett: ENOUGH!!!

Mirai: ...

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Barrett: Thank you! The Sea Angel is a strange little creature, and mildly translucent, too! It's just another great example of how the oceans are home to some of the most alien life out there. Momo the Monkey is a bit of an oddity, as monkeys are not actually indigenous to the sea. He seems to be quite the explorer, though.

Mirai: Uh... That's very nice, Barrett. Um, are you okay?

Barrett: Terrific, Mirai! Not the least bit upset that I'm working here instead of conducting enlightening seminars at Science Camp. We also have tons of new decorations, including some plucked straight from zOMG!'s underwater areas. The diversity is quite astonishing, as is the beauty!

Mirai: Somebody's a Grumpy Gus today. Anyway, you can find all these great items and more in Phin Phang!

Grab Some Aquarium Goodies!


Barrett: I'm not grumpy, Mirai. I was only going to show a six hour PowerPoint presentation on how I figured out how to cryogenically freeze fish safely. Now aquarium owners can leave their fish with me without any risk of them getting older or dying in my care.

Mirai: That's an amazing breakthrough, Barrett! I'm sure you'll get to give your presentation another time. Well, that about does it for this week! Happy camping and aquariuming, everyone!

Barrett: Bye, guys!

14 Cash Shop Update: Lonely Star (and more!) leaving soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Lonely Star (and more!) leaving soon! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:38 pm

Hi, everyone! The EI report will be coming up soon, but I thought I'd just sneak in first with a bit of Cash Shop news. We've got some items leaving the shelves soon—including the wonderful Lonely Star—and I didn't want you guys to miss your chance to grab one!

On Wednesday, August 19, these items will be leaving the shelves:

• Lonely Star
• Lonely Star Bundle (9 pack)
• Dwarven Locks
• Azrael's Shadowgear
• Briar's Shot
• Sibyl's Incantation
• Smok the Baby Dragon
• Pizarro's Armaments
• Ironcrusher Armor
• The Bundle Of Epics

Better hurry over to the Cash Shop and snag 'em while you can!

Visit The Cash Shop

One more thing! We've got another cute mini-comic to wrap up the story of the Lonely Star:

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14 EI Report: Classilke, Masquerade, Stolen DNAEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Classilke, Masquerade, Stolen DNA - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:13 pm

Another great set of items evolving this week! The Masquerade is back with more odd disguises, the Classilke brings another set of adorable clothing and the Stolen Mesozoic DNA illustrates the dangers of tampering with science.

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You can grab all these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stay tuned for the full report with Dr. Singh and Timmy!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, Gaia's top source for the EI news you love. I'm Dr. Singh, and this is my sidekick, Timmy. Still trundling around in your little fake car, huh, Timmy?

Timmy: This baby's paying off, Doc! I just won some kinda police raffle!

Dr. Singh: A police raffle? What in the world are you talking about?

Timmy: Well, I decided to take the highway to work this morning, and this police guy came up behind me and turned on his crazy party lights, so I stopped and he gave me this ticket! He said it was cause I was drivin' way too slow, so he must appreciate what a safe driver I am...

Dr. Singh: Timmy, a ticket usually isn't a good thing.

Timmy: No! It says 4600 Gold! I guess I just gotta take it down to the courthouse and redeem it, then I'll get a bunch of Gold.

Dr. Singh: I'm pretty sure that means you have to pay them 4600 Gold, little buddy.

Timmy: Don't be silly, Doc! They called it a "ticket," not a "bill." Plus, c'mon, if they were makin' me pay for something, why would they turn on the spinning party disco lights?

Dr. Singh: Well, fair enough, Timmy. Maybe we should get on with the show, huh?

Timmy: Yeah!

Dr. Singh: Great. We've got some top-notch updates this week-- first up, the Masquerade is back with another round of... well, unpleasantry: there's some acne, drool and sweat to mess around with. On a slightly lighter note, you can also cover your face with an eerie glow in four different colors.

Timmy: Yow, it reminds me of when I had that megapuberty thing goin' on.

Dr. Singh: Ugh, don't remind me! On the nicer side of things, the Classilke is also getting an update this week, with more lovely, lacy clothes to choose from. Last up, the Stolen Mesozoic DNA-- in all its varieties-- will be evolving again today, bringing us another round of prehistoric oddities.

Timmy: Y'know, despite all the gosh-darned awful things science has done to me over the years, I'm still a pretty big fan of that implacable hubris that drives mankind to play god.

Dr. Singh: Where'd you learn those words, Timmy?

Timmy: I read 'em on a bubblegum wrapper. Y'know: Mint Stripe Gum! The Implacable Hubris of Fresh Breath!

Dr. Singh: Uh. Well, OK, I guess that's it for this week, folks! As usual, you can vote in our poll to let us know which items you like the best. Oh, and Timmy, make sure you go to the courthouse and get that ticket thing straightened out, alright? You're an adult now, so you'll need to be responsible about this.

Timmy: Sure thing, Doc! I'll try to remember...

15 August's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement August's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:52 pm

Is it the 15th yet? Is it the 15th yet? Is it the15th yet? Is... oh, hey, it is! Yaaaaaay!

The August Collectibles represent long-awaited continuations of some classic MCs, so they're essential additions to any collection:

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When you awake to feel the Nitemare Sash creeping around your neck, it's best not to struggle—if you let its chilling cloth wrap around you, you'll be left with a powerfully creepy and incredibly versatile fashion accessory.

Need a new look? You can do no better than the Uncanny Form, which changes the very basic essence of your body in six strange ways: snow leopard spots, burlap, cracked porcelain, ice, camouflage and rainbow.

These limited-edition items are available this month only, so don't miss out!

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

18 Coming Soon: Facebook ConnectEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Coming Soon: Facebook Connect - admin Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:50 pm

We know a lot of you guys also use Facebook, so we've been cooking up an easy way to show off your Gaia status there. Soon, you'll be able to link your Gaia and Facebook accounts and share feeds on Gaia activities like profile updates, new threads, arena submissions and zOMG! achievements. It's a great way to show off the stuff you do here to all your friends, even if they're not on Gaia-- plus, it'll earn you some Gold.

Facebook Connect will be launching very soon, so be on the lookout for an announcement. As usual, we'll keep tweaking it and adding improvements after it launches, so please visit our feedback thread to share your comments and suggestions.

Since your privacy is the top priority, linking your Gaia and Facebook accounts is entirely optional, and it's totally up to you how much you share. If you decide you don't want them linked anymore, you can always de-link them at any time.

Note: By connecting with Facebook, certain personal information may become viewable on the web. Make sure you're comfortable with your Facebook privacy settings. Please see the FAQ for details.

19 Earn Free Gaia Cash & Get a Special Bonus ItemEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Earn Free Gaia Cash & Get a Special Bonus Item - admin Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:07 pm

With so many of you guys earning free Gaia Cash completing sponsored offers and surveys, we decided to make things even sweeter. Now you can snag the deliciously dark Chapeau Demonique hat free upon completion of any sponsored offer. To get started, just head to the Gaia Cash page and browse the different offers available.

Get Some Gaia Cash


Once you get your Gaia Cash, be sure to hit up the Cash Shop for tons of high-quality items, including EIs and Monthly Collectibles.

Remember to read all the fine print with every sponsored offer, as the conditions for each one are different.

19 Sell Your Leftover Booty Grab PSP Raffle Tickets!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Sell Your Leftover Booty Grab PSP Raffle Tickets! - admin Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:21 pm

The Booty Grab PSP Sweepstakes ended a couple weeks ago, but we know a bunch of you guys are still holding on to leftover raffle tickets. We just wanted to let you know you can now sell those off. You won't make a fortune, but you'll certainly clear some space in your inventory.

View Your Inventory & Sell Your Junk

Start tidying up already!

20 Salon Update: 8 New Styles!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Salon Update: 8 New Styles! - [NPC] Vanessa Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:30 pm

Hey there, all you sexy Gaians-- just thought I'd stop by and let you know that my scissors have been feeling creative lately. I've added some hot new styles to my repertoire, so if you've overdue for a trim, it's a great day to stop by the salon.

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There are eight cool new cuts in a wide range of colors-- look out for Spunky, Henry, Bard, Sunlight, Blossom, Loose-Tail, Dandelion and Milkmaid.

See you soon!

Visit Salon Durem

21 EI Report: Catastrophe and NightmareEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Catastrophe and Nightmare - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:54 pm

This week, the Nightmare is reaching new depths of terror with a fantastic new evolution. Plus, there's a surprise pose from the curious Catastrophe, an item that doesn't quite follow the usual EI rules.

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You can grab these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full story, featuring Timmy's second arrest!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your weekly source for-- uh, excuse me, officer, I didn't see you there. May we help you?

Officer Boothe: Just here to arrest this vagrant scumbag again, ma'am. Please, carry on.

Dr. Singh: Oh! Well, thank you, officer. So, first up this week... wait a minute, you're not talking about Timmy, are you?

Officer Boothe: Yes, ma'am. This man-- "Timmy," no last name on file-- is wanted for unpaid traffic tickets and jacket theft.

Timmy: Hey! A fancy lady gave me this jacket in jail! I never stole anything in my life.

Dr. Singh: Listen, officer, would you just let Timmy and I get on with the show? We can discuss this later.

Officer Boothe: I suppose so, ma'am, but I should warn you that this "Timmy" character is a slippery one.

Dr. Singh: That's because he rarely bathes. Anyway, let's get started. First up this week, there seems to be a new pose in the Catastrophe-- this one comes as a surprise to me, Timmy! From my initial testing, I believe this is a fairly non-traditional evolving item. It gets updated little by little over time, instead of in large evolutionary leaps, and it doesn't follow the usual system of generations!

Timmy: So no matter when I get one, I'm gonna get all the current poses?

Dr. Singh: That's right, Timmy. It's quite an odd one, but then again, we all know cats tend to follow their own rules. We're also seeing an update from another unusual item: the Nightmare has experienced one of the most astounding evolutions I've ever witnessed this week, and it's jam-packed with beautifully terrifying items.

Timmy: Augh! Creepy ghost children!

Dr. Singh: As you know, Timmy, this item is passed between several different evolving item artists. This week, the creator of the Gogh Reed is having a go at it, and her personal fear of ghostly children seems to have heavily influenced this evolution. That's all for this week, but--

Officer Boothe: You done yet, lady? I've got weirdos to lock up.

Dr. Singh: Hold on, officer! Remember, everybody, you can go vote in our weekly EI poll to let us know which item is your favorite. And, yeah, I guess that's it-- so, what is it you wanted?

Officer Boothe: This blue-haired ne'er-do-well is a wanted man, miss. Gonna haul him down to the station for some iron-fisted urban justice.

Timmy: C'mon, mister! What did I do this time?

Officer Boothe: I already told you: that jacket is stolen property. It belongs to a man named Crazy Murderer Keith.

Timmy: But his ladyfriend gave it to me last time I was in jail! It was a present, mister!

Officer Boothe: Like hell it was! Do you realize how distraught Crazy Murderer Keith has been without that jacket? He's entirely ceased all his usual crazy murdering activities. Son, Crazy Murderer Keith hasn't killed one single person since his jacket went missing-- and this was a man who only had one joy in life: the joy of murder. It's the saddest thing I ever saw.

Dr. Singh: Isn't not murdering people a good thing?

Officer Boothe: Lady, you're missing my point. You can't just rob a man of his livelihood. It's unlawful, it's wrong, and it's positively un-Gaian. I'm not here to judge Crazy Murderer Keith. I'm here to judge this little scumbag, and I judge him guilty of stealing a man's jacket and not paying his traffic tickets. I'm sending you down, son. I'm sending you down for a long time.

Timmy: Down where?

Officer Boothe: Down to the darkest realms of modern justice, you piece of trash! Now get in the car!

Timmy: I'm already in a car, mister!

Officer Boothe: Get in a... get in a real, grown-up car! We're taking you downtown!

Dr. Singh: I'm sorry about all this fuss, ladies and gentlemen... I don't know why Timmy seems to have all these problems with the law, but we'll just have to wait and see how this turns out. See you next week, everybody!

24 Gaians Gone Wild: See Lanzer RunEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: See Lanzer Run - admin Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:21 pm

Gaia's weekly softball game is going to be even more exciting tomorrow, thanks to the inclusion of a very special designated hitter: our beloved founder Lanzer. While we certainly don't want to put any unnecessary pressure on him, we feel we can count on him for at least 50-60 solid home runs during the game.

This may be your only chance to see him in "action," so you'd be a fool to miss it! We'll be webcasting the entire spectacle starting around 7:45pm PDT. For more info and links to the video once it goes live, click below!

Woo! Softball!

25 Step into the Dark Reflection!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Step into the Dark Reflection! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:37 pm

Oh no! A chance encounter with a creepy magical mirror has left Kanoko stranded in a topsy-turvy alternate reality, and it's up to you to find her.

When you step into the Dark Reflection, you'll find that your favorite NPCs have been jumbled into eerie alternate states. To find Kanoko, you'll have to talk to as many of these strange characters as you can... if you press on and investigate further, you could end up with a shot at a fantastically rare item!

Each Dark Reflection will grant you one random item—no matter how your search turns out, you're bound to get something cool. It's packed with great items, including Cash Shop favorites, great new exclusives and more. Here's a taste of what you might walk away with.

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To grab one—or save some Cash by picking up a bundle—visit our Dark Reflection page!

Step into the Dark Reflection

For the full story, check out this Dark Reflection mini-comic

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27 Facebook Connect: Share Your Gaia Life, Get GoldEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Facebook Connect: Share Your Gaia Life, Get Gold - admin Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:40 pm

We know a lot of you guys use Facebook, so we came up with a way to show off your Gaia antics to real life friends and earn some easy Gold. Thanks to recent breakthroughs in the Internet sciences, you can now smush your Gaia and Facebook accounts together!

Once connected, certain Gaia activities of your choosing will appear on Facebook as feeds. Stuff like avatar changes, profile updates, new threads, new Arenas entries, and zOMG! achievements can all be broadcast to friends. You pick what you want to share, and earn valuable clumps of Gold in the process.

Learn How & Connect


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28 Strike it Rich in our Gaia Gold Giveaway!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Strike it Rich in our Gaia Gold Giveaway! - admin Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:31 pm

From August 28th through the 31st, we'll be cramming some valuable raffle tickets in the Daily Chance cart.

One lucky raffle winner will walk away with 1,000,000 Gaia Gold-- in case you're bad with numbers, that's one million! A slightly less lucky second place winner will grab 100,000 Gold, and some poor jerk in third place will be granted an insulting 25,000 Gold.

Countless more Gaians will score instant-win tickets, which they can sell back from their inventories for a quick 1,000 Gold!

You'd be a fool not to stop in and check your Daily Chance carts for the next few days! A fool, I tell you, doomed to a life of poverty and regret!

Check the Daily Chance!

28 EI Report: Hidden Ace, Masquerade & Lyndexer's JournalEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Hidden Ace, Masquerade & Lyndexer's Journal - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:45 pm

There's a brand new item this week! The Hidden Ace holds all the wonder, trickery and mystery of a magician's deck of cards. As it grows, expect to see plenty of amazing heart, club, spade and diamond poses.

We've also got updates to the Masquerade and Lyndexer's Journal, plus a surprise update to an EI that hasn't been heard from in a while...

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You can the first-generation Hidden Ace and many more awesome EIs in the Cash Shop!

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Read on for the full report, coming to you live from the jail where Timmy's being held!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report. Today, since Timmy's facing some legal issues at the moment, we'll be reporting live from "the yard" at our local jail. How you holding up in this place, Timmy?

Timmy: Jeepers, Doc, it's so much fun! Two different guys came up today and asked me to join their gangs, and then one guy got mad at the other guy and stabbed him with a sharpened newspaper! It's like bein' in a grown-up movie.

Dr. Singh: Stay strong, Timmy. Serving jail time is just part of being an adult; we've all done it, and we'll probably all do it again. The important thing is to keep your head up, stay civilized and don't let them turn you into the very animal they think you are.

Timmy: You mean all grown-ups have to go to jail someday?

Dr. Singh: All the important ones, yes.

Timmy: Wow, Doc, I'm havin' a formative experience!

Dr. Singh: You sure are, Timmy. But let's stop boring everyone with your life, shall we? We've got items to talk about! I just got word from Flynn that we've got a brand new item today: the Hidden Ace is a magician's deck of cards... and you know how sneaky magicians are, right, Timmy? They've always got a card or two squirreled away somewhere.

Timmy: In the weirdest places, too!

Dr. Singh: You can grab a first-generation Hidden Ace in the Cash Shop-- I've got a good feeling about this one, since the strange mythology of playing cards has always been interesting to me.

Timmy: Plus, didn't you used to be addicted to gambling? Those were dark times, Doc!

Dr. Singh: And as for evolutions, the Masquerade is changing again-- what started out as such a beautiful makeover is descending yet further into its dark, cursed side, with protruding bones, hideous jowls and some creepy eyes.

Timmy: I've always wanted jowls!

Dr. Singh: You're in luck, Timmy, because from the looks of things you'll be getting them in a few years. Also updating this week is Lyndexer's Journal-- it seems as though our young hero is going off to defend his nation; we're seeing some crisp and dignified military training uniforms this time around. And I suppose that's it for this week's evolutions, so be sure to stop by next time for--

Timmy: Whoa! Wait a second, Doc! Looks like there's one more!

Dr. Singh: Sweet jumping Overseer, Timmy, you're right! It looks like we've got an out-of-the-blue surprise update to a mysterious aquatic EI! We'll leave it to your imaginations to figure out which item we're talking about. But, yeah, who saw that one coming?

Timmy: Not me!

Dr. Singh: Well, with that, I think we really are done for the week. Remember to stop by and vote in our poll-- the artists love hearing what you think of the items! See you next week, everyone.

Timmy: Bye bye!

Dr. Singh: And remember, Timmy: stay strong. If things get rough, remember that you may have to stab a guy to win the respect of your fellow convicts. And stay away from the racist gangs, because I raised you better than that-- if you must join a gang, make sure it's just an organized smuggling operation or a senseless violence type gang, OK?

Timmy: OK! Thanks for the advice, Doc!

31 Gaia Gold Giveaway: Now With More Giveawayness!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Gold Giveaway: Now With More Giveawayness! - admin Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:17 pm

There’s only one day left to collect raffle tickets for our Gaia Gold Giveaway! One lucky winner will grab a million Gold, and countless more will score instant win tickets worth a quick grand. For your shot at some easy money, just check your Daily Chance carts.

Since it’s the last day of the Giveaway, we thought we’d shift this baby into high gear-- we’ve bumped up the probability of getting a ticket significantly today, so make sure you check those carts!

After today, hold onto those blue raffle tickets-- we'll be announcing the winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes soon! If you're the lucky winner of a red ticket, just go to your inventory, click on it and select "sell item." Free Gold!

Get out there and win it, Gaians!

Check the Daily Chance!

September Edit

02 Saved Outfits: Awesome!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Saved Outfits: Awesome! - admin Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:00 pm

Say, here's something rad: you can save your outfits now. You guys have been requesting this feature for forever and a half, and we've finally run out of lame excuses and made it a reality.

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Here's how it works:

Visit the "My Avatar" screen and click the "Outfits" drawer under your inventory.

To save your current avatar, type in a name for it and hit "Save."

To equip an outfit, just click on it. This won't automatically save your avatar, so remember to click the "Save" button on the top left.


There are a couple of additional things to keep in mind when you're working with saved outfits:

Saved outfit thumbnails show your base avatar model, eyes, and hair at the time you saved the outfit, but equipping the outfit won't actually change any of those base characteristics. It will only change items like clothing, wigs and equippable skins.

If you no longer own an item in a saved outfit or if the item has evolved, it'll still show up in the thumbnail, but you won't be able to equip it.


Enjoy!

03 New site header & footer!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New site header & footer! - admin Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:31 pm

Big news! After extensive tweaking and wiggling, we're just about ready to release our revamped header and brand-new site footer. Not only will they look cool and make navigating the site easier, they'll also serve as the foundation for some cool features we'd like to build in the future.

We're really excited about the new updates, and we want to thank all the members who contributed tons of feedback to help us make the header and footer as useful as possible-- in fact, this is our third total revamp of the concept, based on your great suggestions. We hope you dig it!

Some key features:

The footer is collapsible, so it won't get in your way when you're not using it.

You can add customizable quick links to the footer to get you to your favorite stuff instantly-- you can even use these when the footer is collapsed.

By popular demand, notifications (for friend requests, PMs, etc.) will stay in the header. We've also kept the logo the same-- no black box, as in previous versions.

Lovely new header backgrounds, with footer backgrounds to match.

If you're feeling old-fashioned, you can also disable the footer completely-- we encourage you to give it a try, though!


Check out some lovely screenshots:

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Click tiny images to make them grow big and powerful!


Please note: when we release the new header and footer, we'll roll out features gradually. When it first goes out, the "edit links" function and the "online friends" section may be temporarily disabled to avoid straining the site too hard all at once.

04 EI Report: Case of Pietro, Kottan Bell & NightmareEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Case of Pietro, Kottan Bell & Nightmare - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:55 pm

This week, the much-anticipated beginning of The Case of Pietro, complete with an illustration from the artist. Also, another descent into The Nightmare and a tremendous finale for the Kottan Bell!

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You can grab all these lovely EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report, featuring a very special guest: the legendary Crazy Murderer Keith!

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Timmy: Oh, uh. Hi, ever'body. The prison's kinda on lockdown right now-- I guess some people have been gettin' stabbed-- so the Doc can't make it in and the EI Report camera crew can't get out.

Crazy Murderer Keith: Say, Tim, I always wanted to be on the TV. Mind if I join ya?

Timmy: Yeah, so... I guess it's just gonna be me and my friend... Keith doin' the Report today...

Crazy Murderer Keith: Please, call me Crazy Murderer Keith.

Timmy: Sure thing, Crazy... uh, Murderer Keith... so anywho, the Doc had this letter smuggled in to tell me what's goin' on this week so I can do the show. Here goes:

Dear Timmy,

Hope things are going well in the hoosegow, little buddy. Keep your nose clean in there, and remember: no joining racist gangs! You're better than that!


Crazy Murderer Keith: Aww, what a sweet lady.

Timmy: She's a real gem! OK, there's more:

As for this week's items, we've got three beautiful evolutions, including one great finale. First up, the first evolution to one of our newer items, the mysterious Case of Pietro! This week, it seems that there's been a close encounter between a detective and a sophisticated thief. Please see the attached illustration from the item's creator:

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Timmy: Yeah, Doc, it is pretty stylish! Oh, she can't hear me...

Don't worry, Timmy; I can't hear you, but you're so predictable that I know what you're thinking anyway. Next up, some big news: it's time for the breathtaking finale of the Kottan Bell! It's going out with a bang-- a lovely burst of summery color and a visit from a gorgeous faerie. ...Oh, and stand up straight, Timmy! I know you're slouching!


Timmy: Whoops!

Last up, we move into some truly creepy territory with the newest update to The Nightmare-- this item is passed off between different artists for each update, and this week we're lucky enough to get a glimpse into the twisted mind of L0cke, artist of the Death Whisper-- you know he's got some creepy ideas rattling around in that brain of his!


Crazy Murderer Keith: He sounds like my kinda guy. Maybe I'll get to meet him when I get outta here. Meet him and, I dunno, maybe murder him.

Timmy: Uhh... back to the Doc's letter...

That's all for this week, folks! Remember to stop by our poll to vote for your favorite item, and please send your best wishes to Timmy during his difficult ordeal! Oh, and Timmy, one last message for you: remember to stay away from Crazy Murderer Keith, because he's probably going to murder you for stealing his jacket. It's not just a nickname, you know-- Keith is literally a crazy murderer. He's an active and engaged murderer who takes great delight in murdering people; there's about a ninety-five-percent chance that he's going to murder you in there.

Bye bye! XOXO Dr. Singh


Crazy Murderer Keith: I like this lady. She seems smart. I wonder if she digs crazy murderers.

Timmy: So... uh... you're not gonna murder me for accidentally stealin' your jacket, right Crazy Murderer Keith?

Crazy Murderer Keith: Tim, I'm crazy. If I murdered you for stealin' my coat, that would be a premeditated response to some perceived crime against me, which would not be crazy at all. That would make me a sane murderer. You pickin' up what I'm layin' down, Tim?

Timmy: So you're not gonna kill me?

Crazy Murderer Keith: I didn’t say that, friend. I'm just sayin' if I kill you, it'll be for my own crazy reasons, like I think you're gonna steal my eyeballs or something. You got that?

Timmy: I gotta say, Keith, that makes a lot of sense.

Crazy Murderer Keith: You lookin' at my eyeballs, Tim?

Timmy: Well, folks... looks like I'd better cut this program short, so I'll see you next week. I hope.

08 Score New Items & More with Gaia's School Survival GuideEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Score New Items & More with Gaia's School Survival Guide - admin Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:56 pm

Getting perfect attendance in school is virtuous and everything, but getting perfect attendance on Gaia is way better. Just by showing up and checking out our School Survival Guide, you'll be able to earn some brand new items. As a delightful bonus, you'll also be entered to win one of mankind's most beloved boredom killers: the Nintendo Wii.

To top it off, we're rolling out a series of highly educational, factually infallible guides designed to help you navigate the scholastic battlefield without losing your cool.

It's as simple as showing up and clicking a button, so get to it already! You'll snag a new item on your first, fifth, and tenth days of attending.

Get Your First School Survival Guide Item

08 Cash Shop: Fremere's Guard, Gogh Reed & more leaving soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop: Fremere's Guard, Gogh Reed & more leaving soon! - [NPC] Flynn Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:13 pm

Hey, guys! Pardon the interruption, but I've got some important Cash Shop news: this Friday, some amazing items will be leaving our shelves, so you'll have to hurry if you want to get 'em (and I know you do)!

Here's what's going out of stock:

Fremere's Guard
Diapered Egg
Gogh Reed
Wingding


You'll notice the list includes some of our most popular EIs of all time-- don't miss out!

Visit The Cash Shop

10 Gold Lotto: Win Over 2,000,000 Gold!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Lotto: Win Over 2,000,000 Gold! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:22 pm

Mirai: Hey, everybody! We've got some big, big news for you high rollers. In fact, let's get straight to it!

Gold Lotto brings you closer than ever to fulfilling your bizarre fantasies of swimming naked through a giant pile of money. With every ticket you buy, you have a chance at striking it rich and claiming over 2,000,000 Gold from the humongous, ever-growing jackpot. There's so much Gold in this thing, several Gaians will be getting lucky every day.

To get started, just click the new "Gold Lotto" icon in your Aquarium to buy a ticket or check out the current jackpot value. Once you purchase a 100 Gold ticket, you get to pick your five favorite numbers. You can even buy extra tickets and play different numbers to increase your odds. Matching all 5 winning numbers will get you the largest share of the jackpot, though you can still clean up big by matching 3 or 4 numbers.

Play Now!

10 Cash Shop Update: Go back to school in style!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Go back to school in style! - [NPC] Flynn Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:54 pm

Hey, guys! Just wanted to clue you in on a sweet new back-to-school update to the Cash Shop. We know a lot of Gaians are at that age where September is a time of scholastic doom and dread, so we thought we'd lighten the mood by creating some new ways to look amazing in the classroom. Here's what we've got:

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School Uniforms - Four different school uniform packages in classy color combos; choose from Geronimo High, St. Baldur's, Wensleydale Prep and Momoiro Chugakko. Each uniform set includes each article of clothing as separate items, so you can mix and match as you please.

Homeroom - An excellent study environment, including bookcases, a classroom backdrop, a blackboard and a bus.

Plastic Lunchbox - Tote your grub in style and show off your Gaia fandom with fifteen different designs.

School Supply Bundle - An excellent value! Includes all of the above, plus the exclusive Overdecorated Pink Cellphone!

Grab them now in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Visit The Cash Shop

11 EI Report: Yemaya's Pearl, Classilke & MasqueradeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Yemaya's Pearl, Classilke & Masquerade - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:55 pm

This week, Yemaya's Pearl reaches its spectacular finale, and there are new evolutions from Classilke and the Masquerade. Behold!

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You can grab all these lovely EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop!

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Read on for the full report, featuring the gruesome return of Crazy Murderer Keith!

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Timmy: Hi there, everybody, and welcome to the... erm... yeah, the prison is still on lockdown due to all these fatal stabbin' incidents, and... uh.

Crazy Murderer Keith: These indeed are strange times, Tim.

Timmy: So, yeah, I notice you've got kind of a... shank.

Crazy Murderer Keith: You want me to show you how to make one, Tim? It's simple: you just use your teeth to chisel out a piece of your bedpost, and then--

Timmy: No! That's OK, I... say, Keith, you wouldn't be plannin' on killin' me with that thing, would you?

Crazy Murderer Keith: I'm not much of a "planning" guy, Tim.

Timmy: Whew! That's a relief. Well, once again, we've got a letter from Dr. Singh explainin' what's up with this week's evolutions. Let's get into it, shall we?

Dear Timmy,

In the highly unlikely event that Crazy Murderer Keith hasn't already filleted you like a trout, I thought I'd let you know what's evolving this week. First of all, some big news: Yemaya's Pearl is reaching the fantastic pinnacle of its evolution! This week's astounding final poses must be seen to be believed-- too bad you can't see them because you're in prison, Timmy, but please take my word that they're spectacular.


Timmy: Dang!

In other news, the Masquerade's chilling curse continues to grow in horrifying severity-- this time around, we're seeing some creepy veins, glowing plasma eye sockets and more. On a lighter note, the Classilke is back with a variety of cute, homespun fashions.


Crazy Murderer Keith: Real cute. Yeah, Tim, I used to make my own clothes, too. Not outta regular fabric, though. Outta man... the most dangerous fabric.

Timmy: That's not the kinda thing I like hearin' about, Crazy Murderer Keith. Anyway, more from the Doc's letter...

That's all the news for this week, Timmy. Remember to tell the nice people at home about our weekly EI poll, where they can vote for their favorite items of the week. Other than that, just remember to stay safe in there, assuming you're not already dead!

I'll try to figure out some way to get you out soon-- hey, wait a minute, why are you even in there? Weren't you arrested for loitering and stealing a jacket, or something? And now you're in some kind of federal prison, without so much as a trial? Somehow, that seems wrong... maybe I should consult a lawyer, but I've actually got some shopping to do today, so it might have to wait a while.

Don't get murdered! And if you already got murdered, sorry you got murdered!

XOXO Dr. Singh


Crazy Murderer Keith: Why does this lady keep talking about murder as if it's a bad thing? As a murderer, I take great umbrage to this. Murderous umbrage.

Timmy: I'm sure she didn't mean anything by it, Crazy Murderer Keith...

Crazy Murderer Keith: Even so, Tim, I'm now entering exactly the kind of murderous dissociative fugue that usually results in a series of fatal stabbings. Say, want to see something cool I can do with this shank?

Timmy: Ehhhhh... I guess I'd better run now, ladies and gentlemen. See you next week, I hope!

14 New Guilds Feature: Mass Messaging Now AvailableEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Guilds Feature: Mass Messaging Now Available - [NPC] Leon Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:32 pm

Hail, Gaians! Those mysterious admins have asked me to share this important proclamation...

After some hard work from our industrious devs, we've implanted one of the most requested features on Gaia (other than virtual tie racks): the ability for Guild Captains and Vice Captains to easily dispatch announcements about upcoming events, contests, and more to their members. Just like regular announcements on Gaia, guild members will be notified up top in the site header.

To prevent any overzealous guild leaders from going on a mass-messaging spree, we also put in a few simple safeguards:

A guild can have a maximum of one announcement every 24 hours. Guild announcements come with a price, which varies based on the size of the guild. The bigger the guild, the more Gold is going to come out of its treasury. Members can opt-out from getting any guild announcements in their Account Settings page.

Each Guild now has its own unique archive for announcements, where the past 30 days worth of messages are stored. For more info on how this all works, be sure to take a look at the official FAQ (Some Firefox users may need to click the FAQ link twice-- we're working to fix that).

Naturally, you'll have to be in a guild before you see any guild-specific announcements. If you're not in one, take a look around! There are tons of guilds covering every topic under the rainbow.

14 Cash Shop Update: Dark Reflection & Emotion items leaving!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Dark Reflection & Emotion items leaving! - [NPC] Flynn Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:27 pm

Hi, guys! I've got some exciting Cash Shop news today: a bunch of amazing items are about to leave the shelves, so it's your last chance to pick them up before they start falling into rarity!

The biggest news is that the amazing Dark Reflection will be leaving soon—this wondrous item lets you step into a bizarre alternate reality and explore your way to an incredible random item, including Cash Shop favorites, valuable items and new exclusives. Here are some of the things you might get:

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Here's the full list of items that will be leaving the shop on Thursday, September 17:

• Dark Reflection
• Dark Reflection Bundle (9 pack)
• Mood Swing Bundle
• Angelic Manner
• Demonic Style
• Mystery Mood
• mr. emotion

Get 'em before they're gone!

Visit The Cash Shop

Oh, and one more thing: to conclude the Dark Reflection's run, we've got this new mini-comic, described by the artist as "largely irrelevant." Enjoy!

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15 September's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement September's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:10 pm

It's the 15th!!! I hope I can contain my excit—eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Whoops, looks like I couldn't...

September's Monthly Collectibles are here! We've got an update to a classic from 2004, plus a brand new item bursting with dark beauty...

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Goti the Kid is a scrappy little black goat with a ton of great stuff to offer: a cute hat and backpack, slippers, horns and plenty of cute goat poses.

The Gothic Butterfly mixes elegant black lace with gorgeous purple butterfly wings. Includes a lace mask, a butterfly hairclip, beautiful wings and more.

These limited-edition items are available this month only, so don't miss out!

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

16 Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Follow us on Twitter and Facebook! - admin Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:03 pm

Wanna get the inside scoop on upcoming events, new features, exclusive contests, and more? The best way to do that, other than hiding out in our office, is to follow Gaia's official Twitter and Facebook pages. It's super easy and won't get you arrested.

Over 50,000 Gaians are already showing their love on Facebook and Twitter, so join away!

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For all you Twittering Gaians: tweet this message for your chance to win Season 3 of Heroes signed by series creator Tim Kring:

Reminder: Tim Kring will be live on Gaia on 9/21 at 4pm PDT

17 Check Out our Tim Kring Webcast, Monday @ 4pm PDTEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Check Out our Tim Kring Webcast, Monday @ 4pm PDT - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:51 pm

This is Gaia 9 Action News bringing you an important update on the recent outbreak of Kring Fever!

The man behind Heroes is stopping by Gaia for a special webcast, broadcast direct from his underground bunker in Hollywood. His mission: to answer your questions about the show, his favorite super powers, writing for TV, and more!

Don't miss your chance to help interview one of the biggest names in entertainment. Frantically click the link below!

Check It Out!


And don't even think about missing the 2-hour season premiere of Heroes, airing shortly after the webcast ends.

18 Aquarium Update: New Gwee Horse, Party Ball & BackgroundsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: New Gwee Horse, Party Ball & Backgrounds - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:24 pm

Mirai: Helllllloooooooooo! We've got some great news for you guys!

Barrett: We sure do, Mirai. After several long years of study, I'm now closer than ever to getting my de--

Mirai: Barrett! That's not the great news. Tell them about the party ball!

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Barrett: Oh, that... yeah. It turns out that even fish like to have fun. Add a party ball to your tank and your fish will bounce it around. As a leading proponent of fish health, I support anything that gets our aquatic friends some more exercise.

Mirai: Let's not forget the new seahorse!

Barrett: A horse only in name, Mirai. The Gwee Horse is an adorable little dragon-like critter, with a lovely flowing pink mane.

Mirai: It's sooo cute!

Barrett: We also have three new backgrounds, two of which feature the ever-popular mermaids Memphis and Lila.

Mirai: You can find all these new goodies right now in Phin Phang!

Grab Some Aquarium Goodies!


Mirai: That about does it for this week! May the mighty Overseer shine about your aquariums and your lives! Bye everyone!

Barrett: Bye bye!

18 EI Report: Hidden Ace, Nightmare, Reve RouilleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Hidden Ace, Nightmare, Reve Rouille - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:43 pm

This week, the very first evolution of the Hidden Ace, an update to the Reve Rouille and an exciting evolution of The Nightmare, this time handled by the creator of Fremere's Guard. Have a look!

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You can grab all these awesome EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report, featuring a hotshot lawyer attempting to secure Timmy's release from prison...

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your weekly source for all the latest news on your favorite items. Timmy's still locked up in prison, so it looks like I'll be doing the show on my own this week-- though I've brought along a lawyer this week to offer some advice on Timmy's situation.

Hugo Lane, Esq: Glad to be here, Doctor. Just let me know how I can help.

Dr. Singh: Well, I do have a show to host, so I'd appreciate it if you could just sit tight and not speak out of turn for a few minutes. Think you can handle that, you sleazy legal hotshot?

Hugo Lane, Esq: I'm, uh, not sure where this hostility is coming from, Dr. Singh...

Dr. Singh: Oh! I'm terribly sorry, Hugo, I just have a difficult time suppressing my natural loathing of lawyers. I'm sure you understand, you lying son of a reptile.

Hugo Lane, Esq: I'm just here to help, ma'am. In fact, in the interest of helping Timmy, I'd be honored to offer my services free of char--

Dr. Singh: Quiet, you cur! Anyway, folks, if I can quell the rising bile in my throat, I'd better get started. First up, I'm excited to present the very first evolution of one of our newest items: the Hidden Ace! You never know what to expect from a magician's deck of cards, so this week's update is sure to be the first of many unexpected sleight-of-hand feats.

Hugo Lane, Esq: I'm actually an amateur magician myself, mostly doing volunteer work in children's hospitals, so I'm quite excit--

Dr. Singh: Shut it, slimeball! Next up, another delirious return from the spine-chilling Nightmare! This time, the artist of Fremere's Guard lends her considerable talent to the proceedings, leading us in an elegant, dreamlike direction...

Hugo Lane, Esq: Funny you should mention nightmares-- I've done considerable charity work with a foundation that helps provide psychological treatment to children who suffer from night terrors, and I'd love to take this opportunity to publically pledge a personal donation of ten thous--

Dr. Singh: Don't try to impress us with your disgusting largesse, you snake. Last up, we've got another elegant update to the Reve Rouille, one of our most breathtaking EIs. That's all for this week, but don't go away just yet! We'd appreciate it if you took a moment to vote in our poll, and you'll definitely want to stick around to see if this reprehensible S.O.B. can help get Timmy out of prison.

Hugo Lane, Esq: Yes! That's what I'm here for, Doctor. Tell me, how exactly did Timmy find himself in this situation?

Dr. Singh: What situation? Oh, the prison thing? It was a few weeks ago, so I don't remember exactly... something about a police officer accusing him of stealing a murderer's jacket, I think.

Hugo Lane, Esq: Stealing a jacket? And now he's in maximum-security prison among Gaia's most dangerous murderers?

Dr. Singh: You're asking me? You're supposed to be the legal genius. What am I paying you for?

Hugo Lane, Esq: Paying me? As I said before, Doctor, I'd be happy to offer my services pro bono.

Dr. Singh: Don’t get fresh with me, you pervert! Just tell me how to get Timmy out of prison.

Hugo Lane, Esq: Well, since he didn't have a trial or anything, I'm guessing he was accidentally transferred into a maximum-security prison due to some kind of horrible clerical error. If you'd allow me to write a letter to the prison board, I'm sure they'd release him immediately...

Dr. Singh: A letter? Let me guess: I'd have to pay an arm and a leg for you to draft it, right? Sounds pretty expensive. Are you sure you're not just trying to rip me off, you bloodsucker?

Hugo Lane, Esq: On the contrary, Dr. Singh; a mistake of this magnitude-- putting an innocent man in prison due to an error in transfer paperwork-- could entitle you and Timmy to considerable compensation from the government. We're talking millions of--

Dr. Singh: Don't try to confuse me with your legal switcheroo mumbo-jumbo, buddy. I think I've had just about enough of your sleazy little sales pitch, you shark-suited parasite. I don't think I need you wasting my time and money, so just send me a bill for this hour and get the hell out of my sight!

Hugo Lane, Esq: But, Doctor, I--

Dr. Singh: Out!

21 Convention Tour 2009: New York Anime Festival!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour 2009: New York Anime Festival! - DJ Helsing Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:05 pm

Convention Tour 2009: New York Anime Festival!

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We're delighted to announce the final stop on the Gaia 2009 Convention Tour is this week in New York! After this, you'll have to wait until next year when we come out of hibernation and tour the country some more.

New York Anime Festival

Where: Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, New York

When: September 25th – 27th 2009

What: Panel discussions, prizes, activities and more!

Witness the breathtaking Gaia Panel at 5:30PM on Saturday, September 26th in Room 1A21. As usual, we'll be bringing plenty of great prizes for a few lucky winners, including shirts, plushies, Cash Shop items, Monthly Collectibles and much much more! You'll also get a sneak peek at some upcoming features and updates to Gaia and zOMG! Bring any burning questions you have, because we'll have a Q&A session at the end.

As a bonus, all panel attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2009 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack.

For more info on New York Anime Festival and all the latest news on the Gaia Convention Tour, visit our convention home page.

Find Out More about New York Anime Festival!

22 Gold Lotto: Last Week's Winners!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Lotto: Last Week's Winners! - admin Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:43 pm

Aquarium Gold Lotto ran at full tilt in its first week, doling out over 450 million Gold! We had three jackpot winners in the first week: one took in 9 million, the next one 5 million and the third a whopping 26 million Gold!

That's not all-- about 650 Gaians guessed four numbers right, pulling in anywhere from 30K to 140K each.

Finally, about 17,000 Gaians got half lucky with three numbers right, winning a couple of thousand Gold each.

Remember: if nobody wins first prize in the daily drawing, the next day's jackpot just gets bigger! Why not try your luck? You could be the next big winner!

Play Gold Lotto!

22 Introducing the LeXBox!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Introducing the LeXBox! - [NPC]Ivan Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:09 pm

Looks like our pal Lex from Gold Mountain has run into quite a misfortune: during a game of... er... robot strip poker, he managed to suffer a major concussion. Now, in his semi-comatose state, he's having all these crazy dreams about being trapped in a video game!

When you pick up the LeXBox, you'll go on a strange journey into Lex's nerdy dreamworld, where you can up your odds of winning a fantastic item by guiding him through the bizarre levels in his mind.

Every LeXBox will grant you one random item—whether you win or lose Lex's mind-games, you're sure to get something cool. It's packed with great items, including Cash Shop favorites, great new exclusives and more.

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Pick one up now, or save some Cash by grabbing a bundle of 9!

Grab a LeXBox!

For the full story, check out the LeXBox mini-comic.

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24 Aquarium Update: Mini-Monsters Third Strike & New BundleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: Mini-Monsters Third Strike & New Bundle - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:25 pm

Mirai: Heeeeellllooooo everyone! Barrett and I have some terrific news! Two new fishy sets are now available: Mini-Monsters: Third Strike and Aquarium Fish Bundle #5. Let's get started with the new Strike Pack. What's in it, Barrett?

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Barrett: Third Strike lets loose another dozen zOMG! baddies, including Buzz Kill, Katsumi's Kokeshi Doll, Feathered Coatl, Giant Stone Goatl, Alpha Gram, Grunny Sub, Lawn Shark, Walker, Landstrider, Purse, Lightning Bug, Laceback Galoshes, and Outlaw Wolf. Each Strike Pack comes with 4 random baddies for one low price.

Capture Some Mini-Monsters


Mirai: Wow! That's a lot of monsters! Oh! Oh! Our good friend Flynn also has a new Aquarium Fish Bundle on sale in the Cash Shop! What's in it, Barrett?

Barrett: A meal fit for a king.

Mirai: Barrett!!

Barrett: Er... sorry. It's a value-priced collection of some of the larger sea folk: Momo the Monkey, Party Ball, Piranha, Gold Nugget Pleco, Green Starfish, and Nautilus. It's a great way to quickly increase your tank's population or a fine gift for a friend just starting out.

Mirai: That's better, mister! Be sure to pay Flynn a visit and pick one up! Anyway, I think that about does it for us. Enjoy your new fishy friends, everyone!

Barrett: Bye bye! Keep your eyes peeled for more Strike Packs!

25 School Survival Guide: Ends 9/28!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement School Survival Guide: Ends 9/28! - admin Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:19 pm

Hope you've been hitting up the roll call over at the School Survival Guide-- the more times you check in, the more cool items you'll rack up and the more times you'll be entered to win a Nintendo Wii!

You've only got a few more days to check in-- the School Survival Guide event ends on September 28th, so be sure to stop by every day!

Roll Call!


We've also posted all three of our incredibly uninformative guides-- if you're looking for some bad advice from Gaia's beloved NPCs, make sure to check them out:

Part 1: How to Get a Date

Part 2: Getting a Great Nickname

Part 3: Dealing with Humilation

25 EI Report: Seracila Pendant, DNA, Lyndexer's Journal & more!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Seracila Pendant, DNA, Lyndexer's Journal & more! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:54 pm

Here's this week's big surprise: we've got a brand new evolving item being released right now at this instant! The dazzling Seracila Pendant has hit the ground running right away-- even at the start, it includes four gorgeous accessories to choose from, and it's just gonna get more amazing from here.

We've also got new evolutions from Lyndexer's Journal, the Masquerade and every variation of the Stolen Mesozoic DNA! Check it out:

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You can the brand new Seracila Pendant and many more awesome EIs in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report, featuring another week in prison for poor Timmy:

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Timmy: Hi, everybody! It's your ol' pal Timmy again, reporting live from the maximum security prison, where I'm--

Crazy Murderer Keith: Gonna get stabbed! By me! Ha! Don't worry, Tim, I'm halfway joking.

Timmy: Ehhh... heh... yeah... so, anyway, I haven't heard from the Doc in about a week, but it looks like I just got a letter! Let's see what it says...

Dear Timmy,

Hope things are going well in there! Has Crazy Murderer Keith killed you yet? I'm sure he has, but I figured I'd send you a note anyway, in case you'd like to fill in for this week's Evolving Item Report-- I've got an appointment to get my hair done, so I'd really appreciate it if you could do the report from prison.


Timmy: Aww, that's mighty sweet of her to be so appreciative.

We've got some fantastic news this week: there's a brand new item, the Seracila Pendant! It's a little early to determine exactly how this one will develop, but I am getting some indications that it'll have an astrological theme to it. I'm excited to see how this one begins to change...


Crazy Murderer Keith: I'm a Scorpio, myself. It means I'm a great lover. A great lover of murdering people.

Timmy: Yeah... anyway... say, Keith, could you maybe point that shiv a little less directly at me for a minute? You're kinda making me nervous over here.

Crazy Murderer Keith: Oh! Of course, Tim. I'll save the shivving for a more appropriate time.

Timmy: So, more of the Doc's letter...

We've also got some wonderful evolutions; the story of Lyndexer's Journal continues this week with imagery of a cold, lonely winter on the battlefield. It's poignant stuff, folks! Items include a beautiful military overcoat and an antique rifle with a bayonet. The artist even provided a lovely illustration, which I've attached for you and Crazy Murderer Keith to enjoy.

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Click to enlarge!


Next up, it appears Stolen Mesozoic DNA has reached its finale-- and a beautiful one at that! Like the dinosaurs of prehistoric times, all that's left of these once-mighty creatures is some skeletal remains.


Crazy Murderer Keith: I've seen a lot of skeletal remains in my day. My attic's like a natural history museum.

Timmy: Uh. Yeah.

Last up this week, we've got a new evolution from the Masquerade-- we warned you that this item was dangerous, and we're continuing to see why: it's getting a little too hot to handle this week! That's all for this time, everybody; remember to vote in our poll to let us know which items you like the best!


Crazy Murderer Keith: Is the letter done yet, Tim? To be quite honest, I'm really getting impatient regarding the whole murder situation. I mean, this is the longest I've ever known someone without murdering them, so I'm a little antsy over here.

Timmy: I'd really prefer it a lot if you would refrain from murderin' me, Keith...

Crazy Murderer Keith: Aww, come on! It'll be a hoot, Tim. You'll love it. I'm a pro! I've never had any complaints. Well, I mean, they complain a little bit during the actual murdering process, but once it's over they never have anything negative to say.

Timmy: That's... reassurin'...

Crazy Murderer Keith: I know, right? It'll be great. So what I'm gonna do now is kinda stick this knife up into your craw, then make sort of a clockwise motion down toward the brisket area, and--

Timmy: Wait! Stop! Looks like there's more in the letter:

P.S. -- One more thing, Timmy: turns out you're in prison by mistake! That cop was just trying to book you on minor loitering and jacket-stealing charges, but instead of sending you to the courthouse, they took you over to the maximum security prison on accident.

So, basically, you could just walk out any time. I would have called up and told you sooner, but I've been pretty busy this week. Well, see you soon, if you haven't already been gruesomely murdered!

XOXO, Dr. Singh


Crazy Murderer Keith: Aww! That's great, Tim! You're a free man! Except I guess it means I won't get to murder you, huh?

Timmy: Well, if you did wanna murder me, I s'pose you'd have to do it real quick, cause I'm pretty much gonna run away immediately.

Crazy Murderer Keith: Oh! Well, OK, here we go with the stabbing...

Timmy: Uh... why in the world did I tell him that? Well, folks, I gotta run for my precious life, so I'll see ya next week if I haven't been stabbed! Bye!

29 Cash Shop Update: New EI - Bad MoonEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New EI - Bad Moon - [NPC] Flynn Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:55 pm

Hiya, gang! Mysterious forces are at work for sure, because a brand new EI just arrived unexpectedly! Bad Moon seems to have some unusual properties: expect it to evolve at an accelerated pace throughout the month of October.

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Bad Moon starts with a supernatural bite, one that's sure to result in some more beastly transformations as its power grows stronger.

You can pick up the first-generation Bad Moon and other great evolving items right now in the Cash Shop.

Get Bitten

30 Grand Opening: Global Imports & Junk in the Trunk!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Grand Opening: Global Imports & Junk in the Trunk! - [NPC] Josie Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:19 pm

Hi! In case we haven't met, I'm Josie. Things have been slow at the Housing Commission lately, so I decided to look for a new line of work. I'm proud to announce that I've started my own shop: Global Imports! I've always had a fascination with other cultures, but I'm usually far too busy to travel... hopefully, running this shop will be the next best thing.

I've also been hearing rumors that an abandoned thrift store has been taken over by a wild elk... Junk in the Trunk kinda seems to be open for business, but be careful if you go in there-- elks are wild animals, and those antlers don't mess around.

For my grand opening, I'll be offering some brand new items, too! I've imported some beautiful silk clothing from the Far East-- I also saw a nervous-looking delivery guy heading into Junk in the Trunk, so I think Carl's got some new stuff, too. Have a look:

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Visit Junk in the Trunk / Visit Global Imports


And that's not all-- I just heard that Ian's got some spooky new Halloween-themed items over in the Barton Boutique! I'm really digging some of those creepy wigs... maybe I'll pick one up for myself:

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Visit Barton Boutique

30 Gold Lotto conquers the land - Win over 2m Gold every day!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Lotto conquers the land - Win over 2m Gold every day! - admin Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:20 pm

After spending a couple weeks submerged underwater in Aquariums, Gold Lotto is rising to the surface like the majestic tortoises of lore. Now you can access it from dry land by clicking the "Gold Lotto" logo in the header.

There's one other new feature as well: Power Picks. With Power Picks, you can spend a little Gaia Cash to instantly guarantee yourself up to two winning numbers for each ticket, reducing the amount of guessin' you have to do by as much as 40%.

Get Your Gold Lotto Tickets!


For the uncorrupted, here's how Gold Lotto works:

You can buy multiple tickets every day, for 100 Gold apiece.
With each ticket, you pick 5 lucky numbers.
(Optional) Instantly buy up to 2 winning numbers with Power Picks, leaving only 3 left to guess.
If you pick all 5 winning numbers, you'll take home gigantic share of the jackpot (over 2,000,000 Gold).
Matching just 3 or 4 numbers will also get you a share of the pot, albeit a much smaller one.
If nobody guesses the winning numbers, the jackpot rolls over into the next day.

New winning numbers are drawn every day, so be sure to play often!

October Edit

01 Dernier Cri? Já!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Dernier Cri? Já! - [NPC] Brennivin Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:22 pm

Heilsa! Only moment here, but tell about it-- sometime, in a special time, got open store! Dernier Cri, is called.

Not for faint of prices, oh neitun! Only for they with extra many... extra, extra many Golden. No cheap, not a silly fritter for the quick buying, none the tiny trifle for tiny gift. Milljón af Gold. "So vast expense," you complain-- but yes!

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Ooh, and not so much like the other shopping; sometimes item come and go, sometimes price change... sometimes whole shop going away! For months!

Friends to help, too! Kanoko og Radio Jack, já! A little visit maybe? Oh, you!

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Click for full size!


Visit Dernier Cri


For a little more Dernier Cri info, you can check out these two new mini comics: Part 1 Part 2

01 EI Report: Hidden Ace & NightmareEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Hidden Ace & Nightmare - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:24 pm

It's that time again, Gaians! This week, we've got new evolutions from two great items: the Hidden Ace and the Nightmare. We've also got the brand-new Bad Moon, a fiendish supernatural EI that'll evolve at a rapid pace during the month of October.

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You can grab the Bad Moon and many other great EIs in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report... Timmy's finally managed to get out of prison, but he's not looking too well!

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your trusted source for-- Timmy! You're back!

Timmy: Hiya, Doc! Finally managed to get outta that prison-- I tried givin' you a call to ask for a ride, but you never answered.

Dr. Singh: Timmy, the world doesn't revolve around you. I was waiting for an important call from my manicurist, so when I saw your number on caller ID I had no choice but to ignore it.

Timmy: So, anywho, I decided to walk home. It's about fifty miles, which is why it took me a week to get here. I got lost a few times, plus I was a little slow on account of all the blood loss.

Dr. Singh: Blood loss?

Timmy: Well, Crazy Murderer Keith managed to give me a few goodbye stabs before I got all the way outta the prison yard, so I've been a little lightheaded.

Dr. Singh: That's what you get for fraternizing with crazy murderers, Timmy. As an adult, you really ought to have more sense than that.

Timmy: But-- ehh, I'm sorry, Doc. I'm a little too tired to be arguin' over this.

Dr. Singh: That's good, because we've got a show to do! People don't tune in to hear you whine about getting stabbed, Timmy; they want to hear about the items, and we've certainly got some great news in that department.

Timmy: Do tell, Doc!

Dr. Singh: Here's something you might have missed during your grueling journey home: we've got a brand new evolving item this week! The Bad Moon will be evolving at quite a snappy rate throughout the month of October, and it's sure to bring about some ghastly transformations-- it starts as a bite from a supernatural creature, and I think we all know what that leads to.

Timmy: Hepatitis C?

Dr. Singh: Well, yes. But also ghastly transformations! In other creepy news, The Nightmare is getting another update, this time courtesy of the artist who brought us the Kottan Bell. We're also seeing the second evolution of one of our newer items, the magical Hidden Ace-- who knows what further wonders are in store from this tricky deck of cards?

Timmy: Whew... might gotta lie down for a minute...

Dr. Singh: Buck up, Timbo, we're almost done! There's just one other thing evolving this week: a certain mysterious EI given out by the equally mysterious Overseer. Anyway, that's all the evolutions for this week, ladies and gents, but remember to stop by and vote in our poll-- it's the best way to let us know which items you like best. Goodnight, folks! ...Timmy, quit dozing off and say goodnight!

Timmy: Oof. Goodnight, everyone.

Dr. Singh: I must say, Timmy, I've noticed a significant decrease in your job performance lately-- first you disappear for weeks, then you come back all bloody and lethargic!

Timmy: Doc, I got hauled off to prison for no reason! And stabbed!

Dr. Singh: We all have our problems, but part of being an adult is learning to cope with life's little stresses. We can't just let our jobs fall by the wayside every time we hit a little bump in the road, can we?

Timmy: Ya know what, Doc? I mean, forgive me for sayin' this, but, y'know, I mean, well, uhh. I'm beginnin' to think that m-m-maybe...

Dr. Singh: Out with it, Timmy!

Timmy: Well, I mean, with all due respect, uhh, y'know. Sometimes I get the feelin' like you don't always, uhh, p-particularly have ol' Timmy's best interests at heart.

Dr. Singh: Timmy! I've never heard such absurd ingratitude! Of course I have your best interests at heart. Why else would I allow you to continue working, even after you've clearly been incapacitated by a near-fatal stab wound?

Timmy: Well, I... I guess you've got a point there...

Dr. Singh: Ha! Did you hear what you just said? "A point there!" It's funny 'cause you got stabbed!

Timmy: Heh... yeah... I guess that's pretty funny...

Dr. Singh: See, Timmy? Now we can look back on this whole stabbing incident and laugh. Time heals all wounds. Except that one, which may require some immediate medical attention.

Timmy: Feelin' a little faint, Doc.

Dr. Singh: Well, I guess we'd better call it a night. See you next time, everyone!

05 Keeping Yourself Safe on Gaia (and the Interwebs in General)Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Keeping Yourself Safe on Gaia (and the Interwebs in General) - admin Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:28 pm

Internet safety is an important issue affecting everyone from adorable robot babies to rocket-powered seniors. Since you're likely somewhere between those two key demographics in age, it most certainly affects you, too. With that in mind, we've prepared this quick safety reminder.

Don’t post private information in a public place. You can meet all sorts of cool people on Gaia, but it’s never a good idea to post personal information such as your email address, phone number, or physical address in public forums or chat rooms. In short, if it can help someone find you in real life, don’t post it.

If you see somebody posting personal information about you or any other Gaian, please let us know immediately (by reporting it as Inappropriate Content). We want Gaia to be a safe, fun place for everyone, so we'll do our best to take care of it.

For more tips on how to best protect yourself, gently click this link.

06 Coming Soon: New Garage, Rally & Car Improvements!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Coming Soon: New Garage, Rally & Car Improvements! - [NPC] Sam Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:28 pm

Hello? Is this thing on? Oh! Hey, those admins have some important automotive business to announce, so you better read it!

We're rolling out some exciting improvements to cars over the next couple weeks. Take a look at what's in store!

You'll be able to own multiple cars. In fact, you'll be able to own hundreds of billions of cars.

We're giving you your very own space-age garage, where you can park and work on up to three vehicles at a time (and possibly more in the future).

Just like in real life, you'll also be able to view your cars from the back, too.

In the meantime, make sure you're happy with your current car. You can still swap it freely, but once the changes kick in, any new cars will cost Gold. New members and other carless Gaians will all receive a complimentary Scion xB, so nobody will be without at least one set of wheels.

Visit the (Old) Garage

09 Facebook Connect: New Features Coming SoonEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Facebook Connect: New Features Coming Soon - admin Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:01 pm

Our busy developer pixies have been cooking up some brand new features for Facebook Connect, that seemingly inescapable force taking over the Internet. Take a look-see at what's being added in the next few days:

Register for Gaia through Facebook: new users have the option of signing up for Gaia with their Facebook account, saving a little time in the process. If you already have a Gaia account, this probably has zero impact on you.

We emboldened the heck out of the Find Friends feature, which now lets you look for Facebook friends on Gaia.

You can sign in to Gaia using your Facebook username and password... if you want.

Finally, there will be some slight changes to the site header to include these new options. You won't see them unless you're logged out, though. Check 'em out:

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Not connected yet? Earn up to 2000 Gold by rubbing two of your favorite website accounts together!

Get Connected


Note: By connecting with Facebook, certain personal information may become viewable on the web. Make sure you're comfortable with your Facebook privacy settings. Please see the FAQ for details.

09 EI Report: Classilke, Masquerade & Bad Moon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Classilke, Masquerade & Bad Moon! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:37 pm

As Friday creeps its sunny tendrils over the prairie and melts away the grey dew of Thursday, we pause to contemplate the natural splendor of evolving items. This week, we've got two items reaching their final stages: the Masquerade and the Classilke. We're also seeing the first update to the Bad Moon, our creepy October EI!

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You can grab the Bad Moon and many other great EIs in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report, wherein Timmy confronts an existential crisis...

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Dr. Singh: Hi, everyone! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report. I'm Dr. Singh, and this is my gangly oddball of a sidekick, Timmy. Why so sullen today, Timmy?

Timmy: I dunno, Doc, I guess this stab wound never really got the medical attention it required, so I've still been havin' some trouble gettin' my various vital organs to function...

Dr. Singh: Are you still complaining about that stab wound, Timmy? For those of you just joining us, Timmy just got locked up in prison for a few weeks and suffered a near-fatal stabbing at the hands of a deranged inmate and now he's being a huuuuuge baby about it.

Timmy: Ugh... let's just do the show, Doc. Sorry for complainin'.

Dr. Singh: Yes, let's! It's a particularly big week: first up, we've got two items hitting their grand finales today! The Masquerade has transformed before our eyes from a thing of beauty to a cursed nightmare of decay-- now, in its final stage, it's transcended good and evil with a brilliant explosion of celestial light.

Timmy: Makes sense to me.

Dr. Singh: As we know, a good curse always goes out with a blaze of glory. Next up, another great finish to a great item: the Classilke is ending with a marvelous new assortment of knit garments, plus some cute insectoid accessories. How lovely!

Timmy: Doc, what's that ominous howlin' I hear?

Dr. Singh: That must be the Bad Moon, the creepy limited-edition EI that'll be rapidly evolving throughout the month of October. It's getting its first update today, and we're already seeing the horrifying transformation begin...

Timmy: I see trouble on the way!

Dr. Singh: Oh! We've also got one last piece of news this week. Once in a while, evolving items suffer a minor glitch or two: layering problems, transparency errors or generally buggy poses. Luckily, we've got a new friend to help us get those fixed up! From now on, if you spot an issue with an EI, just send a message to [NPC] Stein and he'll try to get it worked out-- remember to follow his format, though; he's a bit of a stickler for rules.

Timmy: I wonder if he can fix up this glitch I'm experiencin' with my stab wound gettin' infected and causin' the liver-destroyin' sepsis that's currently rackin' my feeble frame...

Dr. Singh: Good gravy, Timmy! Will you drop the stupid stab wound talk already? Nobody cares!

Timmy: I... Doc, I...

Dr. Singh: We'd better bring this thing to a close, folks, before Timmy starts crying or something. Remember to vote in our weekly EI poll to let us know which items are your favorites! That's all for now, but Timmy and I will be back next week with more EI fun!

Timmy: Y'know, Doc... maybe I won't be back next week.

Dr. Singh: Oh, drop it-- you're not going to die from one little stab wound to the organs, Timmy. You'll just be in a lot of pain for a while, and maybe lose some organs to blood poisoning.

Timmy: That's not what I mean, Doc. Ever since I got turned into a grown-up, everything just seems to be goin' real badly for me... prison, loose women, crazy murderers, and through it all, it seems like you've been nothin' but mean to me.

Dr. Singh: We all have our little problems once in a while. As for being mean, it's just "tough love." Now that you're an adult, you can't expect me to mollycoddle you whenever you've got a tiny little stab wound-- if I yell at you once in a while, it's for your own good!

Timmy: I dunno, Doc. This near-death experience has me questionin' the basic realities of my existence, and I'm feelin' like I just don't know what it all means.

Dr. Singh: Oh goodness, not an existential crisis... this is worse than megapuberty.

Timmy: And more and more, Doc, this grown-up body seems like some kinda curse. I just feel... y'know, deformed, unfinished, sent before my time into this breathing world, scarce half made up, and that so lamely and unfashionable that dogs bark at me as I halt by them. Y'know?

Dr. Singh: Are you waxing poetic, Timmy? Heaven help us.

Timmy: So what I'm sayin', Doc, is that I might need some time alone to relax my dome... I just feel like I gotta figure out what it all means, y'know?

Dr. Singh: Here's what it all means, Timmy: you've got a job to do, and I won't have you gallivanting around on some hippie vision-quest while you're supposed to be working!

Timmy: Well, I dunno, maybe I can do reports from the road or somethin'. I just gotta get outta here for a while, Doc!

Dr. Singh: We'll discuss this later, Timmy-- the cameras are still on, and I have some choice words I'd like to share with you that are unsuitable for broadcast. Bye bye, ladies and gentlemen!

12 Dernier Cri dematerializes on the 14th!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Dernier Cri dematerializes on the 14th! - [NPC] Kanoko Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:07 pm

Heads up, everybody! It looks like Dernier Cri will be vanishing on the 14th. Don't freak out or anything, because we'll be disappearing and reappearing quite a bit. Don't ask me-- It's Brennivin's crazy idea. I think he wants to focus his energies on some new fashions.

If you want to own some of the fanciest, rarest, most luxurious items ever, you better hurry! It may be a while before you get another chance.

Visit Dernier Cri


Oh, and since we'll be making a habit of coming and going, don't expect a lot of announcements from us. Just keep your eyes open! We're hard to miss.

12 Cash Shop Update: Queen Anne's Lace, Jack Plushie & More!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Queen Anne's Lace, Jack Plushie & More! - [NPC] Flynn Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:17 pm

Hiya, gang! No doubt some of you are putting the finishing touches on your Halloween costumes. Don't finalize anything just yet, because we've got a few brand new items that may pique your interest!

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Jack Plushie: Halloween's mischievous mascot has never looked cuter. This little pumpkin-headed rascal is eager to climb all over you.

Queen Anne's Lace: legendary elegance abounds in this beautiful suite of items that includes a crown, crimson gown, ermine mantle, royal scepter, and more.

Fall of the Morning Star: a violent collection torn from the heavens, including tattered, bloodied wings, a flowing mane, armored gauntlet and boot, a fierce lance, weeping eyes, and more.

You can pick up these and many other lovely items right now in the Cash Shop! Also, be sure to check out this nifty mini-comic to learn the exciting story behind today's update.

Visit the Cash Shop

In some sad news, the action-packed LeXBox will be leaving the Cash Shop this Wednesday, the 14th. Grab it while you can!

13 Take Part in the "Gaia is _____" Video ContestEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Take Part in the "Gaia is _____" Video Contest - admin Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:42 pm

One of the most thrilling contests in the 13.7-billion-year history of the universe is now underway, and it's right here on Gaia! The contest is simple: record yourself completing the sentence "Gaia is _____." What you choose to say in those tense few seconds between the word "is" and the dramatic sentence-ending period is entirely up to you.

Once all the entries are in, we'll edit the best ones together to create a majestic video tapestry that, with any luck, will sum up the ridiculous diversity and personality of Gaia. Also, if your contribution gets picked, you'll earn 10,000 Gold! The contest ends on October 25th, so get crackin'!

For more juicy contest details and info on how to submit an entry, head on over to the official thread:

The Gaia is _____ Video Contest!

14 Gaia on Facebook: Help Us Reach 150k Fans, Get an Item!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia on Facebook: Help Us Reach 150k Fans, Get an Item! - admin Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:36 pm

We're fast approaching the major milestone of 150,000 fans on Facebook! We're not quite there yet, so we need your help: if you haven't become a fan yet, please do! Invite your friends to become fans! Encourage your dogs (or any dogs that you know and respect) to become fans!

Once we achieve this entirely random goal, we'll award all our loyal Facebook followers with a special item designed to mark this historic occasion.

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Become a Fan

Becoming a fan comes with some delicious perks: you'll get access to exclusive news, pictures, and art, sneak peeks at upcoming events and features, exclusive contests, and more.

15 Cash Shop: Prom & Back to School items leaving soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop: Prom & Back to School items leaving soon! - [NPC] Flynn Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:20 pm

Hey guys, just wanted to sneak in a quick bit of Cash Shop news before the Collectibles come out. Our Promageddon and Back to School items will be leaving the shop pretty soon, so if you want to pick up any of the following, you'd better do it quickly-- these items will be gone on Thursday, October 22nd:

School Supply Bundle
Geronimo High Uniform Bundle
St. Baldur's School Uniform Bundle
Wensleydale Prep Uniform Bundle
Momoiro Chugakko Uniform Bundle
Homeroom
Plastic Lunchbox
Shotfork
Bone Scythe
Heavenly Awesome
Swimming Goldfish
Henrietta
Seafoam Gown
Archangel's Blade
Wed to Darkness


Don't Miss Out!

15 October's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement October's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:20 pm

Yay! It's the 15th! I wonder what the items are? I hope I get something fluffy...

October's Monthly Collectibles have arrived! This month, a gorgeous ghostly orb and a tribute to ancient myth...

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The Will-o-the-Wisp's ghostly glow manifests as a variety of cool accessories: a cloak, a spectral hairstyle, floating orbs and more.

The Golden Fleece, famously quested for by the Argonauts of antiquity, gives you a fluffy golden hood, scarf and leggings, plus a pair of golden ram's horns.

These limited-edition items are available this month only, so don't miss out!

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

16 EI Report: Reve Rouille, Bad Moon, Hidden Ace & NightmareEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Reve Rouille, Bad Moon, Hidden Ace & Nightmare - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:10 pm

This week, we've got new evolutions from the Bad Moon, Reve Rouille, Hidden Ace and an especially creepy Nightmre. Plus, the start of grown-up Timmy's fateful journey...

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You can grab all EIs your poor heart can stand in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report, in which a solitary Timmy hits the road...

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Timmy: Hiya, everyone... last week, I asked the Doc if maybe I could have some time off to go on a spiritual journey and figure out the true meanin' of my life. Well, she wasn't too keen on that idea-- she said she'd much rather I just do the show from the road, so she could take some time off instead. Fair enough, I guess...

So, yeah, I got a letter from the producers tellin' me which items are evolvin' this week:

First of all, I see a Bad Moon risin'! This one's gonna be evolving real fast all month, but it looks like it's packin' tons of terror into just a few short weeks. This time, we got some wolfy hairdos sproutin' up, plus some scary wild eyes!

And speakin' of scary... the Nightmare is gettin' even weirder this week, thanks to the artist behind items like Alruna's Rose. It even includes a real lovely-lookin' female companion, and-- YEEUUUGH! Oh goodness... I'm gonna be sick...

Whew. Walk it off, Timmy. You can do this.

There's new stuff goin' on with the Hidden Ace too-- plenty of new poses based on suits from a deck of cards, including some neat lil' card-dudes to follow you around. And I'm real excited about this one: the famous Reve Rouille has another gigantic batch of neat poses this week, so all the lucky people who have one will be positively rollin' around in fabulous new stuff.

I guess that's all of it, but you should definitely stop by and vote in our poll, so's we know which items you like best.

Sure is lonely doin' this without the Doc, notwithstandin' her shabby treatment of yours truly. Hopefully I can get stuff figured out soon-- right now, I'm headin' for the home of a great spiritual leader who can give me some advice about my situation. I should be there within a week or two, so come back next time!

16 The PSP Giveaway is Back in Daily Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The PSP Giveaway is Back in Daily Chance! - admin Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:16 pm

Like winning powerful handheld gaming systems capable of playing awesome games? Good, because we just loaded up the Daily Chance with a big supply of new PSP Raffle Tickets. From now through October 22nd, collect as many of 'em as you can! The more you get, the better your odds of winning.

Remember to hit all your Daily Chance carts. Click the My Gaia, Shops, Forums, World and Games links up top to find them.

Sorry, but this contest is only open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (minus poor, poor Quebec). Why? Learn more.



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Entry instructions. You must go to Gaia Online and click on the various Daily Chance carts in the Gaia site header. Daily Chance carts will randomly drop raffle tickets during the promotion period. Raffle tickets are bound to the user account and can not be transferred to other accounts. To see the Daily Chance cart, you must be a registered and confirmed member of Gaia Online. For free registration, visit http://www.gaiaonline.com/ and follow the on screen instructions. After registration, you will receive an email with instructions to confirm your account. You can also enter the sweepstakes by sending a 3x5 postcard with your Gaia Online user name to the following address: Gaia Aquarium Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 612680, San Jose, CA 95161-2680. In the event of a dispute as to any entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Gaia account will be deemed to be the registrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Gaia Online’s Privacy Policy. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

Promotion Period. This promotion begins on October 16, 2009, and ends at 11:59 pm PT on October 22, 2009 (the “Promotion Period”). Gaia Online’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the promotion. All entries must be received during the dates and times specified in the Promotion Period. Odds of winning the promotion depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Eligibility. In order to be eligible, participants must be (i) at least 13 years of age and, if under the age of 18, must have parental consent to participate; (ii) a legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec); and (iii) a registered Gaia account holder as of October 16, 2009. Employees of Gaia Online and its parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. Gaia Online may reject any entry that it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, fails to meet any of the eligibility requirements.

Award. Each winner will receive a Sony PSP® (each, an “Award”). There will be 5 winners. The retail value of the prize is $169.99. Any further details of the Award not specified above shall be determined by Gaia Online in its sole discretion. No substitution, assignment or transfer of any Award is permitted, except by Gaia Online, who has the right to substitute an Award with another of comparable or greater value. Each winner is responsible for all taxes, fees and withholding associated with the receipt and/or use of the corresponding Award.

Disclaimer: Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment America are not affiliated with this promotion.

Drawing. The winners will be selected by a random-chance drawing. Gaia Online will randomly select five winners after Promotion Period end, from among all entries received during the Promotion Period. Gaia Online will notify winners by email at the address associated with the winner’s account or by Gaia Private Message within approximately 10 days following the drawing. Gaia Online is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including without limitation inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account. The winner must then respond to Gaia Online (or its agent) and provide the requested information within 72 hours. Should the winner fail to respond or fail to provide all requested information, Gaia Online reserves the right to disqualify that winner and select a new one in a second-chance random drawing. Each Award will be delivered to the applicable winner within 30 days from Gaia Online’s receipt of name and address confirmation. Except where prohibited, participation in the promotion constitutes participant’s consent, and you hereby grant Gaia Online the right to use your name, Gaia Online name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration, including but not limited to a press release.

Conditions of Participation. By submitting an entry for this promotion, you agree to abide by these rules and any decision Gaia Online makes regarding this promotion. Gaia Online reserves the right to disqualify and prosecute to the fullest extent permitted by law any participant or winner who, in Gaia Online’s reasonable suspicion, tampers with the Gaia Online site or the entry process, violates these rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.

Restrictions: VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Limitation on Liability: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, neither Gaia Online, nor any supplier, employee, director or agent shall be liable under any legal or equitable theory for (a) any failure of your entry to be included in the sweepstakes drawing, (b) any failure to fully complete the registration form, or (c) any information, materials or services provided (or failure to provide information, materials or services) in connection with the Award.

Warranty Disclaimer: Each Award shall be provided on an AS IS basis, and Gaia Online disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement with respect thereto or to any other subject matter of these official rules.

Other Terms: This sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the State of California, USA, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The parties hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of San Francisco County, California. If Gaia Online determines, in its sole discretion, that the sweepstakes promotion is compromised by any corruption of the administration, security, or proper play of this sweepstakes, then, at Gaia Online’s sole discretion, it may cancel the sweepstakes.

19 Do you dare unlock Azrael's Trickbox?Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Do you dare unlock Azrael's Trickbox? - [NPC] Azrael Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:48 pm

What!? I wasn't chosen as this year's big Halloween villain? Me, a perfectly qualified, charismatically evil fallen angel? I'll have my revenge for this outrage: I'll release a terrifying spate of cursed puzzle boxes—the rewards within will be so amazing that Gaians will have no choice but to open them!

I dare you to test your wits against Azrael's Trickbox: each time you open it, you'll face a fiendish puzzle!

If you solve the puzzle, Azrael's Trickbox will grant you one random reward. It's packed with excellent items, including Cash Shop favorites, new exclusives and more—and even if the cursed box releases an evil spirit, you'll still get a valuable Gold reward.

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Try one if you dare, or save some Cash by grabbing a bundle of 9!

Test Your Wits with Azrael's Trickbox

Need to bask in my dark glory for a moment before you make your fateful purchase? Behold this lovely illustration

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22 Demonbusters: Get ready for our 2K9 Halloween event!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Demonbusters: Get ready for our 2K9 Halloween event! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:02 pm

This is Cindy Donovinh reporting for Gaia 9 Action News. Strange things are afoot as Halloween approaches-- as most Gaians know, the end of October always seems to bring plenty of pandemonium.

Many Gaians have reported receiving cryptic messages from two strange organizations: B.O.O. and S.I.N.; while these organizations still haven't opened up their membership to the public, they seem to be making one thing clear: soon, Gaians will have to choose a side.

Along with this, Gaian archivists have discovered the first few pages of a long-lost tome about Gaia's ancient history-- pages which may shed light on what these two organizations are all about. We expect that new storybook pages will be revealed in the following days.

All signs point to October 28th as the date of this year's Halloween chaos. To begin reading the story and learn more about B.O.O. and S.I.N., visit Gaia's Demonbusters homepage.

Prepare for Halloween

22 Screw typing! zOMG! Voice Chat is here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Screw typing! zOMG! Voice Chat is here! - [NPC] Leon Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:44 pm

Greetings, Gaians! Before you is another important pronouncement from those strange and musky Gaia admins!

Teamwork in zOMG! just got easier: now you can chat with your crewmates using your mouth and a microphone instead of just flailing your hands against a keyboard and hoping for the best. All you have to do is click the little banner in the zOMG! World List to activate, then hop in the game and join a crew. After that, you can speak freely into your microphone, coordinating attacks, buffs, and so on with your allies.

This feature is totally opt-in and only works amongst crewmates, so you don't have to worry about overhearing random hoots and hollers while you're trying to get your important monster-smiting work done. Anyway, bust out your microphone and give it a whirl!

Play zOMG!

Don't like the sound of your voice? You can always mask it behind an enjoyable, aurally soothing Voice Font. You can buy them from the in-game store... just click the "Shop" button in the top-right corner of zOMG!.

Oh, and in some other zOMG! news: Power-Ups are no longer soulbound and can be bought and sold in the marketplace! Enjoy!

23 Gaia Staff and Moderators will never ask for your password!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Staff and Moderators will never ask for your password! - admin Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:19 pm

Hey, Gang! We just wanted to take a couple minutes of your time to deliver an important safety reminder: never give out your password to anyone! Not to friends, not to Gaia staff, not to anyone.

A common tactic used by account thieves is to impersonate Gaia staff or moderators, then demand to know your password. Often these ne'er-do-wells will attempt to influence you with one of the following strategies:

Trying to intimidate you by saying you will be banned unless you reveal your password within a few minutes.
Saying they need your password is needed to resolve an issue with your account.
Saying they need your password to check for viruses.
Saying they need your password to clear up a report against you.

The good news is that it's super easy to avoid these traps. Nobody representing Gaia will ever ask you for your password. We can handle any potential account issues without ever needing to know it.

If you ever encounter anyone asking for or demanding to know your password here on Gaia, please help us out and report them right away!

Sharing your password with friends or strangers can lead to your hard-earned items and Gold getting stolen or your account getting banned... not to mention a big huge mess for us to clean up. So, to repeat: never share your password!

Still don't believe me? Check out this short video by the Gaia staff saying the exact same thing in far fewer words and with the added bonus of a whole lot of bloopers at the end. We're really serious about this!

23 EI Report: Bad Moon, Lyndexer's Journal & Seracila PendantEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Bad Moon, Lyndexer's Journal & Seracila Pendant - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:19 pm

Happy Friday, everyone! Halloween craziness is brewing, but in the meantime we've still been working hard at crafting some top-notch EI updates. This week, we've got new evolutions from the Bad Moon, Lyndexer's Journal, and the Seracila Pendant.

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Hit up the Cash Shop to grab a tremendous, wobbling armload of EIs!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Read on for the full report, in which Timmy meets his first spiritual guide...

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Timmy: Well hello again, ever'body! I guess I'm doin' another EI Report from the road, on account of my big spiritual journey and all... I ran into some good luck, though: while I was walkin' down the road, I happened to pass under a bridge, and I found some sorta great spiritual leader! You can tell by his beard!

Old Pete: Change, mister?

Timmy: That's exactly what I'm hopin' for! I need to find a way to sort out my life in a big way, and I'm hopin' you can impart some kinda guru wisdom on me.

Old Pete: Found a samwich on the bus.

Timmy: We'll let this wise holy man tell us a little more about his monk-like ways in a minute, but I s'pose we better sort out this week's items first, huh?

Old Pete: Rain's a-comin'.

Timmy: Isn't it neato how he talks in parables? Anyway, here's a pretty excitin' thing for ya: the Seracila Pendant is really gettin' off to a huge start this week with a buncha great stuff: a staff, a tunic and a headband, all in real pretty reds and golds.

Old Pete: Hey mister. I'll swap you this bike wheel for a ferghprm... *cough*

Timmy: I guess I'm not quite wise enough to decipher this holy man's mumbling right now, but it sure sounded wise! Next up, the Bad Moon is risin' again with more scary, wolfish business! Kinda wish the Doc was here to help me from gettin' creeped out over this, but I guess I can take some comfort in knowin' that this wise old spiritual dude can protect me with his holy magic.

Old Pete: Drank a whole paint yesserday. A whole paint.

Timmy: Some kinda... communion, I guess. Anywho, last up we got this neat new evolution from Lyndexer's Journal that continues to chronicle the horrors of war with some real movin' poses... this is such a complicated subject that maybe we should let the holy man have a word about the nature of warfarin' and man's inhumanities and whatnot.

Old Pete: Y'see, mister, sometimes... people make a war. Business.

Timmy: That's real deeply profound, in a way. Well, folks, that's all the items we got this week-- don't forget to vote in our little poll and let us know which ones you like the best! If you care to stick around for another minute, I think I'm gonna attempt to have a little spiritual dialogue with this holy man to see what wisdom he can lay down. So, wise spiritual beard guy, what is the meaning of life?

Old Pete: Life... yeah, buddy, life is a stone-cold, uh. Sometimes you just look up at the stars and, uh, you drank a whole buncha paint, and... then you wake up and yer foot turned black.

Timmy: Yeah! It's like some kinda riddle! What do you think is the meanin' of my life, wise holy guy?

Old Pete: You gotta... mister, you gotta get out there and find a sandwich. On the bus. You gotta find your sandwich on the bus. I like you. You got a real... honest face. The police come by here, they're invisible, and one of 'em tells me I got a thing in my teeth so's the government hears my radio waves and they knows when I pee. You gotta find a sandwich because, uh.

Timmy: The bus! That's a real good idea, holy man. All this time I been walkin' around like a sucker, wearin' out my ol' dogs, when I coulda just hopped on a bus and found a nice sandwich and continued my spiritual quest real easily! Thanks, holy man!

Old Pete: Got paint, mister? Mighty thirsty for a sip of the ol' paint.

26 Gaia on Facebook: We're Almost to 150,000!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia on Facebook: We're Almost to 150,000! - admin Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:04 pm

We're inching seriously close to our noble goal of getting 150,000 fans on Facebook. Thanks to you guys, we flew past the 125k mark. With a little more help, we'll clinch 150k like a lobster clinches... well, whatever it is a lobster likes to clinch.

If you haven't become a fan yet, please do! Tell your friends! Write a letter to your congressman asking him to become a fan! We update our Facebook page all the time with useful news, contests, and exclusive content, so it's well worth checking out (and becoming a fan of).

Once we reach the magic number, we're gonna bust out a new celebratory item for all the folks that helped us climb so high. You've still got time to get in on that action!

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Become a Gaia Fan

27 Watch the Gaia Staff Costume & Pumpkin Carving Contest!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Watch the Gaia Staff Costume & Pumpkin Carving Contest! - admin Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:49 pm

Be sure to check out Gaia's official webcast this Friday at 11:45am PDT for some primo Gaia office shenanigans. You'll get to see the staff in costume, not to mention the results of the office pumpkin carving pageant. As a special treat, all you lovely viewers will get to help pick the best costumes and pumpkins!

For more details on this exciting cyber-pumpkin web extravaganza, kindly relocate yourself to the official thread by clicking below!

Watch and Judge Us!

27 Demonbusters: Read the Storybook!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Demonbusters: Read the Storybook! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:58 pm

This is Cindy Donovinh for Gaia 9 Action News. Gaians have been abuzz with speculation over tomorrow's Halloween chaos, and today we're one step closer to understanding the strange events leading up to it.

The Demonbusters Storybook is now complete. It tells the tale of two demigods getting into an argument a thousand years ago... an argument that seems to be flaring up again in the form of two competing cults: B.O.O. and S.I.N.

To read the storybook, just visit Gaia's Manga Archive:

Read the Demonbusters Storybook


For more information on B.O.O. and S.I.N., check out the Demonbusters homepage:

Prepare for Halloween

28 Halloween event on hold for now.Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Halloween event on hold for now. - admin Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:40 pm

We released our Halloween event to a portion of the Gaian population this morning, but due to some unexpected server freak-outs we've had to put it on pause for the time being. If you already got a chance to play, don't worry-- you won't lose any of your items or progress. We'll make another attempt to re-launch it tomorrow, and hopefully things will go a little more smoothly.

There's still some fun to be had, though. We've released the Demonbusters manga, so you can catch up on the strange events leading to Halloween.

Sorry for the false start, and thanks so much for your patience.

-The Gaia Team

29 Demonbusters: The Battle Begins!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Demonbusters: The Battle Begins! - [NPC] Jack Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:19 pm

Aha, look what FUN I've created! Just in time for my favorite holiday, I've released quite a scourge on the world! I've uncaged The Sentinel-- who's been trapped in a box for a thousand years, boiling with rage and sssslowly going mad-- and now she aims to build a dark army and create a new world of unholy demonic inssssanity... but her old nemesis, The Overseer, is building an army of his own to stop her.

Fight for your future, Gaians... fight for your very livesssss! I'll just sit back and enjoy the fireworkssss...

Quote: The time has come to fight for the fate of your world, Gaians: will you join the Sentinel's Infernal Nation, or the Benevolent Order of the Overseer? For a little background, check out the Demonbusters Storybook and our new Demonbusters manga!

Visit the Demonbusters event page to choose a side, check out the game tutorial and start waging war.

Be careful which side you choose to join, because you can't switch teams. Each side gets a special event skin which can't be sold or traded... but only the winning side will get to keep their skin when the event ends, so fight hard!

Choose Your Team


The event will run until November 6th. Let the battle begin!

29 Cash Shop Update: New EI - the Dappy DandyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New EI - the Dappy Dandy - [NPC] Flynn Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:55 pm

Hiya, Gang! I've got a brand new evolving item in stock that's sure to turn some heads. Dappy Dandy features a lot of colorful accessories to garnish even the most seasoned of fops.

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Dappy Dandy celebrates the grandiose flamboyancy of being a dapper gentleman. Expect this EI to go on a fantastical voyage through the realms of challenging beards and fine, fancy attire.

You can pick up the Dappy Dandy and many other fine items right now in the Cash Shop!

Get Dappy

30 Heads up: Supernatural forum, quick reply & homepage testEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Heads up: Supernatural forum, quick reply & homepage test - admin Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:12 pm

Howdy, pardners-- we just wanted to check in with a couple of quick news items...

New Forum: Supernatural

Hey, there's a new forum! Just in time for Halloween, we've dreamt up a brand new place to discuss vampires, werewolves, bigfoots (bigfeet?), yetis, apocryphal lake monsters, ghosts, fairies, Santas, etc. Our new Supernatural Forum is a permanent place for all you aspiring paranormal investigators to meet, shake hands, and exchange your gooey ectoplasm in a safe, nurturing environment.

I Want to Believe!


Quick Reply!

See the little down arrow on the right side of the "reply" button in the forums? Click on that to post a reply without even leaving the page! You won't get all the fancy formatting buttons, but if you just want to make a quick post without leaving the page, it's perfect timesaver for today's busy forum poster on the go.


New Homepage Test

Over the next few weeks, we're planning on trying out some new looks for the logged-out homepage, so a certain percentage of you guys might see something like this when you visit Gaia:

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Each of the top tabs will showcase a different feature of Gaia; we just wanted to show new unregistered visitors some of the best stuff without overwhelming them with a ton of content.

There's not really much else to tell-- we just didn't want you to be freaked out when you visited Gaia and it looked all cool and unfamiliar. Beyond that, there aren't any changes to the site's registration process or anything.


Office Costume Survey: Vote!

It being Halloween and all, we decided to have a little costume contest around the Gaia office. Being staunch believers in democracy and egalitarianism, we thought we'd let you, the people, vote on which ones are the best. Voting is open till Monday, so please check it out!

Vote!

30 More Halloween Goodness: zOMG! Events & New Demonbusters ArtEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement More Halloween Goodness: zOMG! Events & New Demonbusters Art - [NPC] Leon Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:39 pm

Hail, Gaians! It seems the admins have another dispatch for you to read...

In celebration of its one-year anniversary, zOMG! is getting all seasonally sensitive with a whole host of Halloween horrors. Vampires and werewolves are out for blood, launching new attacks every night (in game time). These strange creatures seem to be emanating from portals appearing all over the place. Rumor has it that if you fight your way through one, you'll end up in a nest full of baddies... not to mention a lot of potential loot.

You can also expect the return of pesky pumpkin fluffs in Barton Town, plus nightly trick-or-treating with the NPCs (also in game time).

To get in on the action, just load up zOMG! already!

Play zOMG!


While there, be sure to check out the new voice chat feature for crews. It'll save you from having to type so much during those life-or-death battles.



  • Icon announceAnnouncement More Halloween Goodness: zOMG! Events & New Demonbusters Art - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:54 pm

Cindy Donovinh here with a late-breaking update!

It seems Gaia's artists have just released a huge slew of Demonbusters and Halloween art, including lots of wallpapers, signature graphics and more! To check it out and grab some great art, click below!

Delicious Demonbusters Downloads

30 EI Report: Dappy Dandy, Bad Moon, Hidden Ace & NightmareEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Dappy Dandy, Bad Moon, Hidden Ace & Nightmare - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:09 pm

We know you're probably engrossed in your various Halloweenities at the moment, but let's take a quick break for some EIs! After all, we've got some great stuff to report: the Dappy Dandy, our brand new EI, plus evolutions from the Nightmare and Hidden Ace and a timely finale for the Bad Moon. Have a look!

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Read on for the full report, in which Timmy gains a spiritual follower...

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Timmy: Hullo there, everybody! This is the Evolving Item Report, I guess... I'm still off on my spiritual journey and the Doc wanted me to do the show from the road, but I'm not really sure what I'm doin' so I'm just kinda wingin' it.

Old Pete: *Snrrrrrt*

Timmy: Oh, and uh... well, I met this "Old Pete" fella last week and asked him for some advice, 'cuz I thought he was some kinda spiritual leader on account of his beard and robes, but now I'm thinkin' maybe he's just a wandering tramp.

Old Pete: Government took m'beans.

Timmy: And he's just been, y'know, kinda following me around, so... I guess I've got myself a fellow pilgrim! A spiritual disciple who will follow me on my journey, until he gets bored or confused and wanders off!

Old Pete: Dogs ain't got the manners they used to... where's the dog hospitality... god-danged police dog state is what it is.

Timmy: So.... yeah. I guess we better start talkin' about the items before the audience gets confused and wanders off, huh? Get it? Little joke, there, Pete.

Old Pete: Harf! Yeah. Watskeburt.

Timmy: That wasn't a word, Pete, but I'm glad you liked it. Anywho, we got some real nice things to report this week: first up, there's a brand new item! The Dappy Dandy is exactly the sort of fancy clothes a guy like me could enjoy... once I get all rich and successful and spiritually pure, of course. How'bout you, Pete? I think you'd look great in a fancy gentleman's outfit!

Old Pete: Carn't take the robes off. Been sleepin' in 'em for s'long my skin grewn into 'em.

Timmy: Grody! Well, next up, we got a real nice new update to the Hidden Ace! Even though I'm not much of a "cards man," as they say, I think this item has a really neat theme, and it's carried out real splendid-like this week. How'bout you, Pete? You a gambler?

Old Pete: Yope. Won this cat in a game of twos-and-queens.

Timmy: What cat?

Old Pete: ...Oh.

Timmy: And since it's nearin' Halloween and all-- sorry I haven't got a costume, but I've been on the road-- we've got some great scary stuff to report: the Bad Moon is reachin' its final state this week with a buncha new wolfy madness, and The Nightmare is gettin' another creepy-crawly update courtesy of the artist behind the Enchanted Book!

Old Pete: Mmm. Grubs.

Timmy: I guess that's about it for this week-- remember to stop in and vote in our weekly EI poll to let us know your favorites, and say hi to Dr. Singh if you see her. Sure is lonesome without her, but I guess I'm glad to have Old Pete for some companionship. Say, Pete, you don't look that old... why do they call you "Old Pete"?

Old Pete: Welp. Used to be New Pete but then there was a newer Pete, and the old Old Pete passed away from the oral burpies. And then I was Old Pete. Plus I drank a can of spoiled brass polish and now I got holes in my brain like a ninety-year-old.

Timmy: Jeepers, Pete, that's the most lucid thing I've ever heard you say, but it was still totally insane at the same time!

Old Pete: What? Harf.

November Edit

02 Gold Lotto has a new home!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Lotto has a new home! - admin Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:06 pm

If you're itchin' to try your luck at possibly winning ridiculous sums of Gaia Gold (over 2,000,000 if you match all five winning numbers), just hover your mouse over the "Games" option in the navigation menu above. Gold Lotto will appear at the top of the list. Alternately, you can click that very same "Games" option and find a link on the actual games page itself.

Of course if you're too lazy to do that, you can also click the big ol' link below.

Play Gold Lotto

03 Cash Shop Update: New Overseer & Sentinel Items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Overseer & Sentinel Items! - [NPC] Flynn Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:38 pm

Hiya, folks! Things have been awfully busy lately, what with the whole battle between good and evil going on. Thankfully, I was able to break away from all this epic clashin' just long enough to stock some new goodies. Take a look!

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O Righteous One brings you the full wardrobe of the Overseer in his original form, before his unfortunate (but glorious) transformation into a clam. You can also have the majestic Overseer of Old stand next to you, silently judging your every move.

Look positively demonic with Her Infernal Majesty, featuring the Sentinel's entire wardrobe. It also has a companion pose, if you're into having scary devil ladies stand next to you.

My Little Overseer takes your favorite benevolent clam god and turns him into an adorable plushie to hold and gently squeeze like a small kitten or a ripe melon.

Allegiance Bundle: get all of the above plus the bonus Autumn Wings in one sweet, discount package.

If you'd like to grab any of these items, just come see me in the Cash Shop!

Get Your Demonbusters Goodies

04 Garage: New & Improved!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Garage: New & Improved! - [GAIA] Scion Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:25 pm


Bad news, guys: we had to vaporize your old, greasy garage. Good news, guys: we just provided you with a futuristic car-carrying thingamajig. Not only does it fill the same role as your old garage, but it lets you park and work on up to three cars at once. You can also rotate your cars to reveal their eye-pleasing vehicular backsides. Be sure to take a look!

Visit Your Garage


If you're eager to fill up those empty slots, you can purchase additional cars for Gaia Gold from Sam's Body & Parts. You can own as many cars as your heart desires, though you can only display three at a time.

As a side effect to these changes, car signatures will no longer be working. Sorry! We'd like to bring them back in the future, but only after we figure out something more interesting to do with them.

04 Demonbusters: Play Now Before It's Too Late!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Demonbusters: Play Now Before It's Too Late! - [NPC] Jack Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:24 pm

Hello, my pretties! The battle between my little playthings The Overseer and The Sentinel is still going strong, but it won't last forever. If you haven't yet chosen your side or claimed all the precious items, you'd better hurry! November 6th is your lasssst chance to play. After that, who knows what'll happen? Demons everywhere? A new clamocracy? Or something else entirely? Mwahah!

Play Demonbusters!


(Psst! Wanna help us improve future events? If you've got a a few minutes, please take this survey and let us know what you think!)

06 EI Report: Seracila PendantEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Seracila Pendant - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:36 pm

Merry Fridaysmas, Gaians! This week, the Seracila Pendant is getting some fashionable new poses, and Timmy's rocky relationship with Old Pete takes a strange turn...

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Read on for the full report!

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Timmy: Hey! Yeah, so the whole spiritual quest hasn't been goin' too well so far, but I'm hopin' it's gonna pick up soon... Old Pete led me to this weird church yesterday, but we got thrown out on account of his unique hygiene arrangements, and plus it turned out it wasn't actually a church.

Old Pete: Ayup.

Timmy: More of, I don't know, kind of a club. A club where they serve lots of chicken wings and there's lotsa ladies dancing around wearin' real funny costumes. Coulda sworn it was a church, cause of all the neon lights and whatnot...

Old Pete: Urf. Bug crawled down my ear in the night.

Timmy: So anyway, I'm startin' to think maybe Old Pete isn't the most spiritually useful guy to have hangin' around me... then again, he is real good at findin' discarded food, so I've been savin' a lot of money on meals.

Old Pete: Trashburger's just as good as a new one.

Timmy: Anywho, we'd better get to the item news! It's kinda slim pickin's in the EI department today, but they're makin' for the small quantity with some real high quality: the Seracila Pendant is gettin' a great update, with a bunch of totally new styles like Gaia's never seen before. I love it! What do you think, Pete?

Old Pete: That dog told me to agree with what you say or the secret dog government gonna put me in a camp, then I'm gonna pherghafrep...

Timmy: You know, Pete, sometimes I think you're crazy-- but once in a while, like right now for example, you start makin' a whole lotta sense. We gotta finish up the show now by tellin' all the folks at home to stop by and vote in our poll, but you really gotta tell me more about this secret dog government!

Old Pete: Dog government. Yup.

Timmy: Fascinating... please go on!

Old Pete: That's pretty much all of it. *Snrrrrk*

09 Demonbusters: Read the Conclusion!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Demonbusters: Read the Conclusion! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:45 pm

Halloween has come and gone, bringing the titanic struggle between The Overseer and The Sentinel to a close. This is Cindy Donovinh reporting live from a battleground riddled with smashed pumpkins, dead worms, and so much salt water. After a long and grueling conflict, the Infernal Nation triumphed, leaving the Benevolent Order in disarray.

As a result, the members of the Infernal Nation will get to keep their unique skin, bestowed upon them by The Sentinel. Followers of The Overseer won't go home empty handed: their skin will be transforming into something of a "consolation prize."

For a full recap of the final moments of the battle, be sure to check out the latest manga!

Read the Demonbusters Finale!

10 Aquarium Update: New Crab, Lobster & Dolphin!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: New Crab, Lobster & Dolphin! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:03 pm

Mirai: Heeeeeeeeyyyy everybody! Me and Barrett just wanted to stop by and let you know about some new friends arriving in aquariums today!

Barrett: AHHHH!!! The Overseer has forsaken us!

Mirai: Shush, Barrett! He's just taking some personal time. Let's focus on something more positive, OK? Tell us about Mr. Pinchi!

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Barrett: Uh, right, right. Mr. Pinchi is a friendly crab creature. Like most crabs, he tends to keep a low profile. By that I mean he walks on the bottom of your tank.

Mirai: And Mr. Cooks?

Barrett: Mr. Cooks is a lobster, which is sort of the long, red cousin of the crab. He, too, is a bottom dweller. Lobsters are mostly known for their taste, but they also have great personalities, too. In fact--

Mirai: Sure, Barrett! And finally, we have the Dolphin! What can you tell us about dolphins, Barrett?

Barrett: Well, they're smart and crafty for sure. Dolphins tend to be excellent at figuring things out, like Sudoku or VCR programming. What's great about dolphins is that they boast a unique talent: the ability to drop Red Coins in Booty Grab, each worth 4 Gold!

Mirai: What the heck's a VCR, Barrett? Anyway, you can find these new fishy friends on sale right now in Phin Phang! Stop by and say hi!

Shop at Phin Phang


Barrett: If anybody has any tips for coping with having your demigod take possession of a scrawny naked guy, transform into some other guy, lose a small holy war, and then get stripped of his powers, I'd love to hear 'em. I'm having a crisis of faith over here.

Mirai: We both know the Overseer works in mysterious ways, so I'm sure this is all part of some divine plan. Well, I think that does it for this week! We'll see you guys later! Bye bye!

Barrett: Goodbye everyone!

11 Shop Update: Fall Fashions & MoreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shop Update: Fall Fashions & More - [NPC] Agatha Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:28 pm

It's autumn, my darlings! That lovely time of year when the leaves change, the air grows brisker, the days get shorter and the prospect of getting out of your nice warm bed in the morning seems less attractive than ever. Thankfully, my fellow shopkeepers and I have some cozy new clothes in stock: beautiful coats and sweaters, a selection of warm hats and some lovely new legwarmers. I've also got some very nice new glasses, since we wouldn't want your contact lenses freezing to your poor eyeballs in the chilly fall air.

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Various shops will also be filling in some miscellaneous gaps-- keep an eye out for some previously unreleased and newly recolored items scattered around.

Update Your Wardrobe

12 Cash Shop: Last Chance for Azrael's Trickbox & MoreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop: Last Chance for Azrael's Trickbox & More - [NPC] Flynn Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:16 pm

Hiya, everybody! Just dropping by to let you know that a whole gaggle of popular items are leaving the Cash Shop on the 18th, including the demonic Azrael's Trickbox.

Here's the full list of all the stuff leaving on Wednesday:

• Azrael's Trickbox
• Azrael's Trickbox (9 Pack)
• Science Camp Tesla Coil
• Rich Camp Hired Help
• Fitness Camp Bodybuilder
• Juvie Camp Most Wanted
• Queen Anne's Lace
• Fall of the Morning Star
• Jack Plushie

If you'd like to grab any of these items, you better hurry! Time's runnin' out.

Do Some Shoppin'

13 EI Report: Hidden Ace & NightmareEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Hidden Ace & Nightmare - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:10 pm

It's EI time again, friends! This week, we've got the terrifying finale of The Nightmare, plus more high-stakes excitement from the Hidden Ace. Have a look!

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Read on for the full report, in which Timmy tries to rid himself of Old Pete...

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Timmy: Hi, everyone! It's your old pal Timmy with another Evolving Item Report... I'm still on the road tryin' to find some kinda spiritual enlightenment, and lemme tell ya, it hasn't been goin' too well so far... I swear I passed the same bus station two days in a row, and I'm startin' to get the feeling Pete is just kinda leadin' me in circles. I'm thinkin' it might be time for us to go our separate ways-- what do you say to that, Pete?

Old Pete: Marburf.

Timmy: You'll have to excuse Old Pete-- he just drank a bulk-sized tin of brass polish and he's been kinda stumblin' around and sayin' words that aren't really words for the past few hours.

Old Pete: Yfgwby.

Timmy: ...Jeepers, Pete! I don't even know how you said that one, bein' as how it seems like that combination of consonants would be unpronounceable! Do another one!

Old Pete: Gjrbxd.

Timmy: Golly, that's incredible! They should give you a TV show of your own or somethin' where you just drink toxic chemicals and say words that can't be spoken without movin' your tongue in the fourth dimension.

Old Pete: Halvah.

Timmy: I think that one's a real word, Pete, but I appreciate the effort. Anywho, folks, we'd better get on with the show, since we've got a real special thing to report: The Nightmare is reachin' its final evolution this week! This thing has been a real thrill-ride of scares, and I gotta admit that I've often been too afraid to go to the bathroom at night since I started reportin' on this thing, which has led to some real unpleasant situations.

Old Pete: Got bathroom problems myself, Tommy.

Timmy: Hey, looks like Pete's lucid again. Run out of brass polish, buddy? So, yeah, we've also got a new update to the Hidden Ace, which is still in its earlier stages of evolvin', so the sky's really the limit on this one-- who knows where it's gonna take us?

Old Pete: My shoes got arrested.

Timmy: That's... terrible? I guess that's it for this week, folks, but remember to stop by and vote in our evolving item poll so you can let us know which ones you like best. And, uh, back to what I was sayin' before: Pete, I think you've been hangin' around long enough, and maybe it's time we parted ways so I can do my spiritual journey in solitude, OK?

Old Pete: Nope.

Timmy: Y'see, Old Pete, I've appreciated all your guidance and everything, but I'm thinkin' I haven't really made any spiritual progress while you've been around, so maybe I should do this alone. That alright with you, Pete?

Old Pete: Nuh uh. Pete's gonna keep follerin' you around forever.

Timmy: Well... hmm... this is awkward.

Old Pete: Swig of the ol' brass polish gonna melt all that awkwardness away... yer want some? Jbprf.

Timmy: No thanks, Pete.

15 November's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement November's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:16 pm

Is it the 15th yet? Can I open my envelopes? Huh? Can I? Can I? I can! Yaaaaayyy~

November's MCs bring us visions of high fantasy with a celebration of classic magic:

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No Royal Wizard could hope to hold court with the king without the proper kit: his indispensible spellbook, a distinguished beard, a flowing robe, a magical staff and, most importantly, a pointy hat.

Transform into the Unicorn with new centaur-style legs, a lovely golden horn, vibrant rainbow wig and tail, a little baby unicorn companion, and a beautiful flowery background to gallop through.

These limited-edition items are available this month only, so don't miss out!

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

17 Art Walk: Meet Gaia's Artists!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Art Walk: Meet Gaia's Artists! - admin Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:17 pm

At Gaia, we take great pride in employing some of the most talented artists in the business. You've seen their work all over the site, gussying up everything from manga and mini-comics to items and zOMG! creatures. Aside from being talented illustrators, they're also actual human beings, most of whom have their own personalities and everything.

Better yet, they happen to be pretty funny, interesting and helpful. We wanted to give you a chance to get to know the artists, check out some of their personal work and maybe even cadge a few pointers. They've been hard at work setting up some forum threads to introduce themselves and showcase their best stuff-- visit our Art Walk homepage to see what's up.

Art Walk This Way!

19 Sam's Body & Parts: Tons of New UpgradesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Sam's Body & Parts: Tons of New Upgrades - [NPC] Sam Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:29 pm

Hey, everyone! Just stopping by to let you know there are a ton of new car parts and upgrades available in my shop. Stop by and check out all the new surfboard racks, big noisy speaker rigs, window tints, paint jobs, pretty bows, and more.

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Get Some Upgrades

Remember, you can own as many cars as you want, so go wild with your customizin'.

20 Phin Phang Sale: 50% Off All Aquarium Goodies!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Phin Phang Sale: 50% Off All Aquarium Goodies! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:55 pm

Mirai: OMG! We've got some big, big, big news!

Barrett: That's right, Mirai. Phin Phang--

Mirai: Is having its first-ever sale! Tell them about it, Barrett!

Barrett: Everything will be half price, including all fish, backgrounds, terrains, decorations, and stickers. There's never been a better time to buy a Watermeat, snag some Mini-Monster packs, or simply redecorate your tank.

Mirai: But it's this weekend only, from the 20th to the 22nd. If we ran it any longer we'd go broke and Barrett would have to go back to his old job at the Hot Dog Hut.

Barrett: Mirai! I asked you to never mention that.

Mirai: Shhh, it's okay, Barrett. No one will ever remember. Anyway, be sure to stop by Phin Phang this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to stock up on great Aquarium goodies at a super-discounted price. See you there!

Shop at Phin Phang!

20 We're Gettin' Healthy: No More Tobacco Items in Shops!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement We're Gettin' Healthy: No More Tobacco Items in Shops! - admin Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:35 pm

In an effort to keep your virtual lungs lookin' clean as a whistle, we're ceasing the sale of tobacco-related items on Gaia. Aside from being all gross and unhealthy in real life, we don't think they make your avatar look any sexier.

If you have any pipes, cigarettes, or cigars in your inventory, you're welcome to sell 'em back to the shops for a nice, tidy profit.

Go to Your Inventory

20 Gaia Art Walk: Live Interview with L0cke & jenzeeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Art Walk: Live Interview with L0cke & jenzee - admin Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:16 pm

Get to know beloved Gaia artists L0cke and jenzee in a live interview broadcasting today at 4pm PST. They'll be answering questions from inquisitive Gaians about all sorts of stuff: their influences, their favorite work for Gaia, their secret power animals, and more. Head over to the official thread to check it out!

Watch the Interview

20 EI Report: Dappy DandyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Dappy Dandy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:44 pm

Another Friday, another EI Report! This week, there's a bunch of new poses for one of our newest items, the splendid Dappy Dandy. Fancy gentleman, take note!

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Stay tuned for the full report, in which Old Pete attempts to take over the program...

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Timmy: Hiya, folks! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report... as you can see, Old Pete has still been refusin' to leave. That just goes to show you, ladies an' gentleman: never talk to weird ol' filthy guys on the street, cause you never know how long they're gonna follow you around. Isn't that right, you rascally ol' nuisance?

Old Pete: Skin done grewn over my robe.

Timmy: That's great, Pete. Anywho, I think me and Pete came to some kinda agreement: he'll leave if I let him take over the show this week. I guess he's been harborin' a secret desire to be famous this whole time.

Old Pete: Hrmph. Just wanna be adored by my public.

Timmy: Basically, I'm gonna give you the real info, then I'm gonna let Old Pete take over and say whatever the heck he wants, I guess. So, here goes: we've got one item evolvin' this week, but it's a real cool one-- the Dappy Dandy has some excellent new stuff for all you fashionable types out there! Maybe you should invest in one of these and get yerself cleaned up a little, Pete.

Old Pete: My turn yet? Famous time.

Timmy: Wait! Not quite! First I gotta tell everyone about our weekly EI poll, where you can let us know which items you like the best. So, Pete, now's your time to step into the spotlight...

Old Pete: Hrmph, ladies and gangle! Got 'em evolin' fellas gonna happen this week, and I'm a host. Old Pete gonna host this baby. I'm on TV. And this is my sidekick, Dr. Sink. Ain't that right, uh, Dr. Sink?

Timmy: That's right, Pete!

Old Pete: Say it high! Say 'er high like a lady!

Timmy: Uh... that's right, Pete!

Old Pete: Thanks, Dr. Sink. Now let's get them fellas evolved. This week, got four items got 'em new pose happenin': first, strange new tides for Gary's Island Adventure! Looks, uh, looks like Gary got hisself a new pair of coconut pants and a sea bird peckin' on his face.

Timmy: Say, Pete, that's, uh, that's not a real item...

Old Pete: Shut yer damn face, Dr. Sink! Gary's Island Adventure. And, hrmph, looks like... got lots of new posin' and voguein' on the... Dark Chef. Chef gettin' even darker this week, got us a new bloody spatula and a cut-off hand stickin' out the... what you call it... that meat grinder.

Timmy: That, uh, yeah, that sounds great, Pete! Tell us more.

Old Pete: Next, big new painting stuff in the Philosopher's Portrait. When you look at the painting, it stares back into your soul, Dr. Sink! This week, our philosopher is the classical orator Bophucles, who invented, uh, the concept of thinking.

Timmy: Well, looks like we're just about out of time, Pete, so maybe you should start wrappin' it--

Old Pete: No! Gotta have more items! So, uh, last thing today got the Martyrdom of Saint Eustace-- this week got Eustace stuck in a big metal cask shaped like a bull, and they prepare to light some big fires up under him! Will his god save him in time, Dr. Sink, or he gonna get martyred to death? Find out!

Timmy: Uh, I guess the fake item is called "martyrdom," so probably he's gonna--

Old Pete: FIND OUT!!!! OK, show's over! Goodnight Dr. Sink! Now I'm famous and you're my wife.

Timmy: Uh....

23 Take a trip to the zoo with Animal Quackers!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Take a trip to the zoo with Animal Quackers! - NPC:Peyo Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:55 pm

Yaaaaay! I got a ticket to the zoo in my box of yum yums, so my mom is gonna take me to see the animals! The best animal is the duck, so that's my most favorite ones to see. 'Cept I don't know how to get around the zoo very good, so maybe you can help me look for duckies and stuff?

Animal Quackers takes you on a tour of the Barton Zoo with your little pal Peyo! If you help him look for his favorite animals, you'll walk away with some amazing rewards: each box of Animal Quackers will get you one amazing prize, including Cash Shop favorites, miscellaneous valuables and a bunch of incredible brand-new exclusives.

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To grab a box for yourself and join Peyo's animal odyssey, just head to the Gaia Cash Shop! You can pick 'em up one at a time or save some Cash with a bundle of nine.

Grab a Box of Animal Quackers!

Oh! If you wanna see more about how I got to the zoo, I got this neat picture.

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24 Apologies for last week's tobacco item removalEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Apologies for last week's tobacco item removal - lanzer Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:47 pm

I wanted to apologize for the frustration and anger caused by the tobacco item removal. We've read through the feedback and concerns from all of you, and we wanted to let you know about some changes:

•Tobacco items are back in shops.
•The items are no longer soulbound.
•If you sold yours to the shops, we're granting them back.

The motivation to ban tobacco items did not come from wanting to take away items, but from a desire to do something positive. Obviously we did a lousy job explaining the motivation, and our decision to act was awfully hasty. The end result was that we did not take the core values of you, the Gaia user, into consideration.

I'm sorry that we messed up, so in return we're undoing this as best we can. In the future we'll be more cautious and open regarding any actions that might impact any of you in a negative way.

-Lanzer

25 Noel's Gift, Pietro, Hidden Ace, Seracila PendantEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Noel's Gift, Pietro, Hidden Ace, Seracila Pendant - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:46 pm

This week, we've got a new EI to celebrate the spirit of Xmas! Like many of our holiday EI treats Noel's Gift will be evolving at a rapid pace throughout the month of December, with new poses added every week. We've also got updates to the Hidden Ace, Case of Pietro and Seracila Pendant this week. Enjoy!

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You can grab all these items now in the Gaia Cash Shop-- don't miss your chance at a first-generation Noel's Gift!

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Read on for a message from Timmy, now hobo-free and ready to resume his spirit quest.


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Timmy: Hiya, friends! As you can plainly see, I got rid of that ol' hobo-tramp that's been hangin' around me lately-- and as if that's not great enough news, I also got a care package from the Doc! I haven't heard from her in a while, but I'm guessin' she missed me due to the holidays and whatnot... I know she hasn't always been too nice to me, but deep down I know she cares!

Whaddaya say I open this thing up and see what she sent? Oh-- there's a letter taped to the top. Maybe I should read this first...

Quote: Dear Timmy,

I know you're excited about opening this box, but remember to talk about the evolving items first! After all, that's why the nice people of the world are watching you this evening-- trust me, it's not because of your leading-man looks.

Oh, you know I'm just teasing you, little buddy. Anyway, let's talk items! I'm sure you heard that there's a new one this week: Noel's Gift, a holiday-themed delight that's set to evolve every week in December. I'm sure you're reacting to this news with one of your adorable little expletives, like "Jeepers!" or "Lords-a-Leapin'!"

Furthermore, we've got two great items evolving. All the compulsive gamblers out there will be twitching from the sheer force of their addiction, because the Hidden Ace is getting some magical new poses! There's also further developments in the mysterious Case of Pietro... I can't wait to see what evidence emerges! Last of all, we've got a lovely update to the Seracila Pendant-- beautiful, isn't it?

And now, on to the contents of this package: Timmy, my annual turkey feast just wasn't the same without you here! I always get so drowsy from gorging myself on birdmeat, and I guess I took for granted what a little trooper you are about doing the dishes.

So, to give you a little taste of home during your arduous journey, I've included all the dirty dishes from my Thanksgiving feast. I hope you'll be a little darling and wash them all and send them back in a timely manner-- I need them before Xmas Eve so I can use them for my holiday feast!

I know I haven't been paying you your normal salary during your little vacation, but I trust you'll still be able to pay the postage.

Ciao, Dr. Singh


Timmy: Oh... hey... it's dirty dishes. Thanks, Doc. I was kinda hopin' maybe she sent me some warm clothes or cookies or somethin' like that, but maybe I can scrape some of the pie residue off one of these plates... well, anywho, that's about it for this week! Don't forget to vote in our poll, and be sure to come back next week for more great items. Bye bye!

December Edit

03 Cash Shop Update: Winter Goodies!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Winter Goodies! - [NPC] Flynn Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:55 pm

Hi, friends! Hope your winter's been merry and bright so far-- it's about to get even cheerier with a heap of cozy new items. First up, there's a brand new holiday mascot: Bailey is an adorable little carol-singing reindeer who'd love to share your Xmas cheer.

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Permafrost is packed with beautifully wintry armor, including a cloak, hood, gauntlets, boots and loincloth-- watch out for drafts!

We've also got three cute birdie combo items: the Two Turtle Doves, Cheery Cardinal and Powdy Pengy can all be equipped as scarves, slippers or earmuffs to keep you toasty on those chilly winter evenings.

You can also get all of these winter wonders together in the Cozy Holiday Bundle-- it includes all of the above, plus the exclusive Cozy Holiday Tree.


Stop by my shop and have a look!

Grab Some Winter Items!

03 Modmas: Get in the Spirit with Gaia's Forum Mods!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Modmas: Get in the Spirit with Gaia's Forum Mods! - admin Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:26 pm

Gaia's dedicated moderators and staff are getting all philanthropic this holiday season, and you can too! They've amassed a large pile of items and art to gift to Gaians, either by sheer randomness or through various fun games. You can earn prizes by dressing up your avatar, playing Booty Grab, telling stories, and much more!

Head on over the official thread to get all participatory and stuff!

Modmas '09 Giveaway

04 Gaia Art Walk: Episode 2 - Whiteboard Doodle LabEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Art Walk: Episode 2 - Whiteboard Doodle Lab - admin Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:56 pm

Hey, Art Walk Fans! In case you forgot, we're broadcastin' another webcast today at 4pm PST. This one will feature a gaggle of Gaia artists drawing stuff for your pleasure and/or amusement, answering questions, and more!

To watch and participate, just follow the magical hyperlink below!

Art Walk 2: Whiteboard Doodle Lab

04 EI Report: Noel's GiftEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Noel's Gift - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:24 pm

Hiya, folks-- it's just yer ol' pal Timmy with a quick Evolving Item update. I figured we'd skip the usual intro part since we got a real quick update this week, so I might as well just lay it out: Noel's Gift is evolvin' for the very first time today! As we mentioned last week, this is a special EI for the holidays, so it's gonna be updated each and every week in December. Pretty swell! If I had some friends, I'd probably buy some for 'em!

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You can head over to Flynn's shop to pick one up, or take a look at all the neato EIs she has in stock. And say hi for me, would ya? I tried stoppin' in there the other day, but she didn't recognize me as an adult an' she tried to call security cause I kinda look like a vagrant.

Get Your Evolving Items Now!


Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


And before you go, remember to vote in our weekly EI poll! It's how we know which items you like the best every week, so it's real important to us. Be sure to stop by next week-- I know my spiritual journey hasn't been too successful lately, but I'm hoping to meet some authentic holy men soon...

07 New hair & eye styles in Salon Durem, plus ice skates!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New hair & eye styles in Salon Durem, plus ice skates! - [NPC] Vanessa Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:26 pm

The mark of a good stylist-- and baby, I'm a great one-- is constantly updating your repertoire. I've been experimenting with some hot new looks lately, and after a few mangled volunteers, I'm ready to debut five great new hairstyles, each with tons of color choices.

I also do eyes-- if you're looking to change your style in a big way, new eyes are a bold move. I've got eight new eye-styles to choose from, so please stop by for a consultation!

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Oh! One more thing: I'd usually never tell anyone to visit Liam, but today's an exception: you should stop by the Jock Strap soon and pick up some ice skates-- it's almost skating season in Towns, and you wouldn't want to be left out of the fun.

Ciao, darlings. Hope to see you soon.

Visit Salon Durem for Hair & Eyes


Visit the Jock Strap for Ice Skates

07 Snow Days in TownsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Snow Days in Towns - admin Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:55 pm

A winter storm has hit Towns, creating plenty of opportunities for snowball fights and tragic slipping accidents. There's no better time to put on your winter finery and head outside to recklessly hurl compacted balls of snow at your peers or skate around the ice with all the grace and beauty of a penguin. Winter won't last forever, so enjoy it while you can!

Join the Fun

Need some skates? Grab a pair from Liam in the Jock Strap!

08 zOMG!: Changes GaloreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement zOMG!: Changes Galore - [NPC] Leon Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:45 pm

Hark, Gaians! Those mysterious admins wanted me to share some news with you.

Just in time for the holidays, we've given zOMG! some long-term tweaks to increase the fun and help you progress through some of those tougher areas. Here are the highlights:

We trimmed down the start of the game to be quicker, more fun, and less confusing. If you never got through it, give it another shot.

You'll now earn a lot more Gold from smiting the pesky forces of the Animated.

The difficulty has been decreased, particularly in the early areas.

And more! Check out this thread for a full list of all the changes.

You can see these changes in action by heading to zOMG! and blastin' some monsters.

Play zOMG!

08 The Gaia is ____ Video is here! Watch it!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Gaia is ____ Video is here! Watch it! - admin Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:43 pm

When we asked for video submissions for our "Gaia is ____" contest, you guys went wild and delivered hundreds upon hundreds of entries. It took us a while, but we sorted through them all and pieced together the very best ones to create a fun and goofy tribute to the Gaia community.

Be sure to check it out and offer your thoughts. Heck, you might even be in it!

Watch the Gaia is ____ Video

09 Cash Shop: Animal Quackers & more leaving December 14th!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop: Animal Quackers & more leaving December 14th! - NPC:Flynn Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:47 pm

Just wanted to check in with a quick Cash Shop update, ladies and gentlemen: Peyo's adorable zoo adventure is coming to a close soon! Animal Quackers will be out of the shops on December 14, so pick one up while you can—if you haven't had a chance to grab one, I highly recommend it! It's a truly adorable romp, and you don't want to miss out on your chance to win some fantastic items.

Here's some of the great stuff you can win from Animal Quackers:

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Some other cool stuff will be leaving on the 14th, too, so I encourage you to take one last look before it slips away:

• Her Infernal Majesty
• O Righteous One
• My Little Overseer
• Allegiance Bundle

Come visit the Cash Shop to pick one of these items up, or if you just want to stop and say hi smilies_wink

Don't Miss Out!

11 Aquarium Update: New Holiday Goodies & Double Booty WeekendEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: New Holiday Goodies & Double Booty Weekend - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:57 pm

Mirai: Hey, everybody! We've got some super-festive news to share, right Barrett?

Barrett: Yup! Aside from some new holiday fish and decorations, Booty Grab is giving double Gold this weekend! Whether you own an action-packed tank or play it firsthand, you'll score twice the Gold from December 11th-13th.

Mirai: Ohhhhhh! Double Gold! I'll have to play lots. Moving on, tell us about the Reindeer and Gingerbread Fish.

Barrett: Reindeer Fish naturally flock in schools, not unlike Santa's fabled coterie of flying reindeer. Strangely, one of the fish even has a red nose. As far as Gingerbread Fish go... well, I'm still trying to figure out how they don't get soggy.

Mirai: What about those Xmas Lights?

Barrett: We've got plenty of colorful twinkling lights you can add to your tank, to give it that nice cozy holiday feel.

Mirai: Well said, Barrett. You can find all these cheerful goodies on sale right now in Phin Phang!

Go Xmas Shopping!


Barrett: Oh! There's also a piney treat in the Daily Chance: big ol' Xmas Trees. Be sure to click those little carts for your chance to score one.

Mirai: I bet they look great with the twinkling Xmas Lights! Anyway, that does it for this week. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Barrett: Happy Holidays! Don't forget to play Booty Grab!

11 EI Report: Shadowlegend, Hidden Ace, Noel's Gift, DandyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Shadowlegend, Hidden Ace, Noel's Gift, Dandy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:10 pm

Big news: we've got a new EI this week! Shadowlegend tells a grisly tale of ninja vengeance:

Quote: There once was a peaceful ninja village where ninjas grazed happily, darting to and fro in the surrounding lush bamboo forests (as ninjas are prone to do when undisturbed in nature). A pair of twins named Raiden and Raika were the most prized students in the village... until a dark warrior swept through town one day and changed their lives forever.


We've also got new evolutions for Dappy Dandy, the Hidden Ace and Noel's Gift!

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You can grab all these EIs-- including a first-generation Shadowlegend-- in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Stay tuned for the full report, in which Timmy's spiritual journey commences with a visit from a man of the cloth...

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Timmy: Welcome to the EI Report, folks. Aside from all the great items evolvin' this week, I have some great news of my own: I finally made some progress in my spiritual journey of self-discovery-- I found a real bona-fide holy person!

Pastor Gork: That you did, my child.

Timmy: This guy is the pastor over at the Universal Fellowship of Nonspecific Worship, and he's here to tell me how to, uh, get my soul in order and whatnot. But first, we'd better talk about the items! That's what the people really care about, as Dr. Singh always used'a say.

Pastor Gork: I would posit, son, that spiritual fulfillment comes before material thi--

Timmy: Just one sec, pastor! First up, looks like we got a brand new item comin' out this week: the Shadowlegend tells the sort of exciting tale of ninja vengeance usually seen in movies the Doc won't let me watch on account of all the blood and beheadings! In its beginning, it's lookin' like two young ninja trainees have seen their master slain by an unknown assassin... I think we all know where this is goin'!

Pastor Gork: Aha, yes. I confronted such concepts during my days in the theological seminary, when we studied the sacred 1986 motion picture, Ninja Revenge II: Ninja Revenge Vengeance.

Timmy: I saw that one! Don't tell the Doc! Anywho, we've also got some neat-o evolutions happenin' today, like the good ol' Dappy Dandy! All those fancy fellas out there who wanna look sophisticated and impressive oughta consider pickin' up one of these babies. The Hidden Ace is up to more tricks this week with some nice card backgrounds, plus a lil' magical bunny to assist in your act.

Pastor Gork: While my nonspecific faith may or may not condemn sorcery in all its forms, I do like bunnies.

Timmy: And the last one this week: Noel's Gift is havin' another update! Remember, this one's gettin' new poses every week in December, then it'll leave the Cash Shop for good-- better get one while you've got a chance!

Pastor Gork: A winter celebration! I love it! Our Fellowship hosts a nonspecific winter holiday every year, wherein we exchange gifts, sing nondenominational songs and celebrate the birth of the various and sundry messiahs we may or may not worship.

Timmy: I guess that's about it for the item stuff this week, but I gotta tell the people to stop by and vote in our weekly poll! So, now that all the business stuff is outta the way, I was wonderin' if you could give me some spiritual advice about the true meanin' of my life and whatnot.

Pastor Gork: It's what I do, Timothy. I'd be delighted to offer you my nonspecific guidance-- what's been troubling you?

Timmy: Well, it's a kinda long story. Dr. Singh, the lady who takes care of me, kinda locked me in a barrel of toxic waste, then I started mutatin', then this science guy did this surgery to remove the evil mutation, then the evil bit of me escaped, then it crawled into my room and infected me with evil, then I turned into a mustachioed hustler and got real rich, then this fella named Edmund fixed me again by spinnin' all the evil out of me with a centrifuge, then in my weakened condition I started bein' racked by horrible puberty, then I got turned into an adult by way of some science and then... uh... that's pretty much it...

Pastor Gork: Goodness, child, it seems that science has done you wrong on many occasions. You say they've tampered with your genes and removed your evil half?

Timmy: Yes sir, he's livin' in some kind of mansion right now, drinkin' boxed cognac.

Pastor Gork: How troubling. Fortunately, the answer to your spiritual longing is quite a simple one!

Timmy: Jeepers! Finally, some good news!

Pastor Gork: Indeed! Here's the answer: due to all the genetic tampering you've undergone, it's extremely unlikely-- bordering on impossible, in fact-- that you still have a soul. Therefore, you're ineligible for salvation.

Timmy: You mean... you can't help me?

Pastor Gork: Au contraire, my little friend! Our various nonspecific holy books are quite clear in matters of helping abominations like yourself: we shalt not suffer you to live.

Timmy: Golly, mister! Does that mean you're gonna kill me?

Pastor Gork: Oh, good heavens, no! I'm fairly certain that's just some kind of metaphor. Really, in modern interpretation, it just means I shouldn't talk to you or acknowledge you, and that you'll hopefully just crawl off somewhere and quietly perish. Good day, my child.

Timmy: Well... thanks, I guess. Looks like my spiritual quest will have to look elsewhere.

11 Xmas '09: Coming December 16th!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Xmas '09: Coming December 16th! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:48 pm

Cindy Donovinh here with some breaking news on Gaia's Xmas festivities.

Fresh from the epic Halloween battle that nearly tore Gaia apart, Sentinel and The Overseer are looking for a new start. Rumor has it the newly mortalized duo is planning to rally Gaians in support of something positive: spreading holiday cheer.

The event kicks off Wednesday, December 16th with lots of new holiday goodness: a manga update, the return of caroling in Towns and Shops, and some other surprises!

In the meantime, be sure to check out the new minicomics, featuring Jaws and more embarrassing drama for Gino.

Read the Minicomics

15 Gaia Doin' Good: Help Out for the Holidays!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Doin' Good: Help Out for the Holidays! - admin Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:04 pm

With the Holidays coming up, we wanted to shine a spotlight on all those Gaian do-gooders who help out their real-life community during this time of giving and sharing and terrible sweaters.

If you're one of those selfless sorts who gives comfort to those in need, we'd love to hear your stories and see some photos! We'll be highlighting the best of them in our "Gaia Doin' Good" thread, and-- not to put a damper on the whole "selflessness" angle-- there may even be some prizes involved.

Do Some Good!

15 December's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement December's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:42 pm

Oooh, can I open my Sealed Envelopes yet? The December ones are always so pretty...

If you need a great gift for a Gaian friend, look no further than December's MCs, which contain 100% of your yearly allotment of winter majesty:

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The Silver Laurels have long been one of the most-requested Collectibles, and now we see why: they're amazing! Also includes an abundance of lovely accessories, like a cape, armlets, anklets and more.

Seize your wintry throne as the Ice Prince, complete with an frosty hairstyle, a menacing ice rapier, a frozen crown and more.

These limited-edition items are available this month only, so don't miss out!

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

16 Start Spreadin' Cheer: Xmas '09 is Here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Start Spreadin' Cheer: Xmas '09 is Here! - [NPC] The Overseer Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:20 pm

Hail, friends! I come before you in need of urgent help: Xmas is in danger! Santa has abandoned his post, leaving nobody to perform the customary tradition of delivering presents to the world's entire population of boys and girls-- nobody but me, that is. To save the holidays from certain disaster, I'm building an airship to rival Santa's sleigh in present-delivering prowess.

Here's where you come in: building an airship is nowhere near as easy as it sounds. I need your help gathering resources and fuel. All you have to do is donate items and Gold to the Cheer Engine, which will convert them into power for the ship. In return for your generosity, you'll earn new holiday goodies and achievements.

It's all happening on the Xmas '09 page, so make haste! There's even a new manga that'll bring you up to speed on the story, including why Sentinel keeps following me around and insulting me.

Join the Fun

Don't forget the other great holiday activities happening all throughout Gaia. There's plenty of fun to be had caroling in Shops and Towns, ice skating, snowball fighting, and more!

17 Free Holiday Cardinal with Select PayPal Gaia Cash PurchasesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Free Holiday Cardinal with Select PayPal Gaia Cash Purchases - admin Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:49 pm

Maybe it's all the eggnog we've been chugging, but we're feeling awfully cheerful around here. So, in the spirit of the holidays, we've decided to extend the Holiday Cardinal and Crystal Box bonus items to our PayPal supporters, too. Now when you buy 2500 or 5000 worth Gaia Cash through PayPal, you'll get both to keep, sell in the marketplace, or gift to a friend.

Happy Holidays!



  • Icon announceAnnouncement Free Holiday Cardinal with Select PayPal Gaia Cash Purchases - admin Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:06 pm

In our eggnog-fueled haste to announce this holidaytastic bonus for our PayPal supporters, we forgot to mention that we'd be retroactively granting the items to everybody who purchased $25 or more worth of Gaia Cash on or after December 1. We didn't forget you guys! We'll be granting them next week, so keep your eyes peeled.

Happy holidays and thanks again for your support!

-Gaia

18 Take a bite of the Snow AppleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Take a bite of the Snow Apple - [NPC] Agatha Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:18 pm

Oh my, I do love a good fairy tale. You can experience my most favorite one of all by taking a bite of the enchanted Snow Apple. It's the magical story of a beautiful princess who falls prey to an icy queen. It's a real doozy, as they say.

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There are lots of wonderful items to earn as you unravel the story. Each Snow Apple guarantees you a great item, including Cash Shop favorites and brand new exclusives. Take a bite!

Get a Snow Apple

18 EI Report: Seracila Pendant, Noel's GiftEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Seracila Pendant, Noel's Gift - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:30 pm

Hiya, guys! Since I'm all on my ol' wild lone this week, I thought I'd keep it pretty brief and just give all you nice people a quick update on your items. This week, Noel's Gift is bringin' more holiday cheer, and the Seracila Pendant is gettin' a great new evolution-- this one has some really great easy-to-match poses that'll do wonders for any classy outfit! Feast your peepers:

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You can grab all these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


And don't forget to stop by and vote in our poll! The creators of these items always love to know which ones you're diggin' most.

With the holidays comin' up, I'm plannin' on takin' a quick break from my journey-- the next couple of messages from me will be smaller ones, like this-- rest assured that my quest for spiritual enlightenment isn't over, no matter what that mean ol' holy guy said last week.

He tried to tell me I didn't have a soul, but I'm pretty sure there's still a big ol' soul bouncin' around in there... I still cry at sad movies, right? And I still got a lotta love for the Doc, and cats and dogs love me-- sometimes dogs love me a little too much and things get awkward. But yeah, anywho-- I've still got a soul for sure, and someday soon I'm gonna pack it full of so much enlightenment I'll be burpin' sagely wisdom all night!

Have a great Friday, everyone-- I'll just be checkin' in real quickly for the next two weeks, but let's hope absence makes your hearts grow fonder!

Forever Your Pal, -Timmy

21 Xmas 2009: Download & Play "When Gods Fall"Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Xmas 2009: Download & Play "When Gods Fall" - [NPC] The Overseer Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:50 pm

Greetings, holiday revelers! Things are going very well with our cheer drive, and it's beginning to look as though Sentinel and I may actually pull off this whole "saving Xmas" thing-- all thanks to your hard work and generous donations, of course.

As bright as things look now, it's strange to think that Sen and I were living on the streets like hobos just a few weeks ago. It was quite a humbling experience, and we saw firsthand the sort of hardship and struggles regular humans have to endure.

I've been reflecting on that time a lot lately. In fact, pardon me while I drift into a strange interlude...

Quote: Download the minigame now to guide Sentinel and Overseer through an evening of hardscrabble hobo troubles!

You'll need a PC to play it. Just unzip the file (you may need to use a program like Winzip or Winrar) and run the EXE program inside.

Remember: ONLY download this game from the official Gaia Xmas 2009 event page! Nowhere else

Play the Minigame

(Look for the download link in the lower rightish area of the page)

23 Happy Holidays from Overseer & SentinelEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Happy Holidays from Overseer & Sentinel - [NPC] The Overseer Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:45 pm

Thanks to your generous contributions, our cheer tank is full and the airship is ready to take to the skies! As promised, Sen and I will be delivering gifts to all the wonderful people who chipped in to make this Xmas happen.

Click the Giftbox to Get Your Gift
Click the golden gift at the bottom-left of the page to get your final item.


As for Sen and I... I'm not quite sure what we'll be up to next, but rest assured that you haven't seen the last of us. Who knows where this airship might take us...

Read the Final Xmas Manga



  • Icon announceAnnouncement Happy Holidays from Overseer & Sentinel - [NPC] The Overseer Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:59 pm

Oops! The item wasn't granting for a second there. The Powers-That-Be messed up, but it should be fixed now.

This kind of thing would not happen if I still had my powers...

24 Super Prize: The Ultimate Random Box!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Super Prize: The Ultimate Random Box! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:01 pm

Anyone who knows me well—and that's nobody, thank you very much—would know that I have quite a way with finances. This year, I've made a shrewd investment: I've been hoarding a stockpile of every random box item, and now I'm offering them up for sale, just in time for the holidays. So, if you missed the boat on any of the amazing prize-box items—from the Fortune Egg to Animal Quackers—I'm giving you one last chance to purchase one. Whenever you open the Super Prize 2009, you'll be randomly granted one of the following:

• Fortune Egg
• Gold Gold Revolution
• Repo Lamp
• FAMESTAR 2000 Ticket
• Emerald Seed
• Suspicious Package
• Gee Boi Turbo
• Midsummer Swirl
• Lonely Star
• Dark Reflection
• LeXBox
• Azrael's Trickbox
• Animal Quackers

To sweeten the deal, you might get a new exclusive item, instead: the North Kitten Star is every bit as adorable as his highly-valued cousin, but he's got a gleaming silver-white coat instead of a golden one. He's an adorable companion AND a valuable collector's item! Here's a tantalizing glimpse at some of the great items you might walk away with.

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The Super Prize will be available for ten days only (it'll be leaving on January 4). Don't miss out—after this, these items will become harder and harder to get!

Grab a Super Prize Box!

As if this weren't an amazing enough announcement already, I'm also including this glorious illustration of the epic prizeness occurring within this box.

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24 EI Report: Hidden Ace, Noel's GiftEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Hidden Ace, Noel's Gift - [NPC] Dr. Singh Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:48 pm

Hi, guys and ladies! Just droppin' by with an early edition of the Evolving Item Report. This time around, we got ourselves a real nice update to the Hidden Ace for all the aspirin' magicians out there, plus the downright spectacular finale of Noel's Gift, just in time for Xmas! Have a look:

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Lookin' for some last-minute gifts? You can pick up all these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


And don't forget to vote in our poll to let us know which items you like best! I'd stop and chat with you folks a little longer, but I'm technically on vacation, and my union (Adult Television Presenters with Minds of Children Local #284) would get real mad at me if I worked too hard today. See ya next week, folks!

29 Rally Update: New Animated Parts & Kiki CarEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Rally Update: New Animated Parts & Kiki Car - [NPC] Sam Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:56 pm

Hey, guys! Just swinging by to let you know about some sweet new stuff in my shop. Not only do I have the new Kiki Car in stock, but I've got a ton of accessories to go along with it, including cute bowties, collars, mouths, eyes, antennas and more.

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There's also a nice selection of animated upgrades, like flaming wheels and sirens. Install 'em and your car will definitely get a lot of attention in Rally. Anyway, come check 'em out!

Visit Sam's Body & Parts

30 Super Prize 2009: Leaving the Cash Shop January 4th!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Super Prize 2009: Leaving the Cash Shop January 4th! - [NPC] Flynn Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:35 pm

Hi, folks! I just wanted to pester you for one second with a quick reminder that the Super Prize 2009 will be leaving the Cash Shop early next week, meaning you've only got a few more days to take advantage of your last chance at some of 2009's best items! Here's some of the great stuff you might wind up with:

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After the Super Prize is gone, all the items inside it will just keep getting more and more scarce, so don't miss out. Grab one today—or save some Cash by buying a bundle of nine!

Grab a Super Prize!

30 Cash Shop Update: Party with Gaia!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Party with Gaia! - [NPC] Flynn Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:17 pm

Hi, guys! Just wanted to let you in on a cute new item in my shop: just in time for the new year, it's Gaia Gaia Party Time! It features a neat little selection of party poses and festive gear, plus a visit from Gaia-Tan and Gaia-Kun-- what better way to ring in the new decade than to party with Gaia? Take a look:

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You can grab Gaia Gaia Party Time now in the Cash Shop!

Party With Gaia!

31 EI Report: Shadowlegend, Dappy Dandy, Titan's LegacyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Shadowlegend, Dappy Dandy, Titan's Legacy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:40 pm

Hiya, girls and fellas! This is your ol' buddy Timmy with another early edition of the Evolving Item Report. This week, we've got another excitin' advancement of the Shadowlegend, complete with atrocities galore-- it's shapin' up like a bloody, sword-swingin' massacre, which is my favorite kind of grim spectacle. We've also got an elegant update to the Dappy Dandy, everyone's favorite fashionable formalwear. Meanwhile, the Titan's Legacy-- that mysterious item granted by the Overseer in your aquarium-- is reaching its finale this week!

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You can pick up all these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

Get Gaia Cash cards at Target, 7-11, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, or order Cash online. Learn more.


Don’t' forget to vote in our weekly poll and let us know which items you like the most. I'll be back next week with a return to my full hostin' duties! Happy new year, everybody!

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