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January Edit

04 Cash Shop Cleanup!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Cleanup! - [NPC] Flynn Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:42 pm

My shelves have been getting a little cluttered lately, so I've decided to start the new year right by rotating some old items out of stock and replacing them with cool new stuff. Don't worry, I'll let you know what's leaving in advance, so you'll have one last chance to pick up any older items you missed out on.

On Wednesday the 6th, I'll be cleaning some items out of the Mood and Happy Birthday departments. I'll put up the full list at the end, but here's a quick picture just to jog your memory:


To grab one of these items before it's gone, head to the Cash Shop—and stay tuned for more items coming and going!

Get Them While They Last!


Here's the full list:

  • Happy Birthday
  • January Birthstone Crown
  • February Birthstone Crown
  • March Birthstone Crown
  • April Birthstone Crown
  • May Birthstone Crown
  • June Birthstone Crown
  • July Birthstone Crown
  • August Birthstone Crown
  • September Birthstone Crown
  • October Birthstone Crown
  • November Birthstone Crown
  • December Birthstone Crown
  • Birthday Cupcake
  • Birthday Crown


  • Mood
  • Brilliant Mood Bubble
  • Lucky Mood Bubble
  • Screw Mood Bubble
  • Music Note Mood Bubble
  • Sweatdrop Mood Bubble
  • Angry Vein Mood Bubble
  • Golden Star Mood Bubble
  • Loving Heart Mood Bubble
  • Deadly Mood Bubble
  • Broken Heart Mood Bubble
  • ... Mood Bubble
  • Frustrated Mood Bubble

05 Help Us Improve Events: Take the Xmas 09 Survey!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Help Us Improve Events: Take the Xmas 09 Survey! - admin Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:00 pm

Xmas '09 may be over, but we're still thinkin' about it. More specifically, we're thinkin' about what you thought about it. Whether you participated or not, please take a few moments to check out our survey. It won't take you too long to fill out, and your answers will help us shape future events.

Take the Xmas '09 Survey Note: this link will take you off Gaia.

In case you missed Xmas '09, you can still check out all the story and action thanks to a snazzy new timeline feature.

Gaia Xmas '09

06 New Email Notification Options Ahoy!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Email Notification Options Ahoy! - admin Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:45 pm

In an effort to keep you abreast of all the private messages and spirited quotin' going on around these parts, we're rolling out some new email notification options.

Coming very soon: if somebody shows you some love and stuffs a PM in your inbox, you'll receive an email letting you know. Shortly after that, we'll start sending out emails when somebody quotes one of your posts in the forums. For you super-prolific posters, we'll be throttling the number of emails so as not to overwhelm you.

Naturally, you'll be able to opt-out if you so desire. The controls will be located in your Notification Preferences page.

These changes are just the first part of an ongoing effort to update and streamline our various notification methods. There's even more good stuff to come, including dynamic on-site notifications when people respond to your posts. Learn more and offer your feedback in the official info thread!

06 Cash Shop Update: New Birthday GoodiesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Birthday Goodies - [NPC] Flynn Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:45 pm

Hiya, gang! As promised, there are some new items in stock to replace the older ones I cleaned out. This time I've got a host of new birthday treats, including colorful gift boxes, festive balloons, and the limited-edition January Birthstone Cape, available this month only.

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You can grab any of these items for yourself or for a friend in the Cash Shop. As the names imply, they make for good birthday presents. Hint, hint.

Buy Some Birthday Gifts

08 Gaia Doin' Good: Read the Stories!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Doin' Good: Read the Stories! - admin Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:29 pm

When we first started our holiday-season "Gaia Doin' Good" program, we really didn't know what to expect... ideally a few neat stories and pictures (and hopefully none involving Gaians tossing cans of pumpkin pie filling at the less fortunate through the windows of a moving car). What we got was an astounding outpouring of generosity and awesomeness.

We were pretty moved and inspired by all the amazing things Gaians did for their communities, and we’ve highlighted some of their stories and photos on the first page of the Gaia Doin' Good thread (plus, you can check out a video of some Gaia employees doing some volunteerin’ as well). Try not to get all teary-eyed and inspired! We dare you!

Check it Out!

08 EI Report: Mizuchi's Jewel, Lyndexer, SeracilaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Mizuchi's Jewel, Lyndexer, Seracila - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:14 pm

Surprise! We've got a new evolving item today: Mizuchi's Jewel seems to be in its larval state at the moment, but we're definitely getting a freshwater folklore vibe... There's also a great update to the Seracila Pendant, plus the amazing finale of Lyndexer's Journal!

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You can grab all these EIs-- including a first-generation Mizuchi's Jewel -- 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.


Quick note: on Thursday the 14th, we'll be removing some great EIs from the shop: Kottan Bell, Stolen Mesozoic DNA and Yemaya's Pearl. Don't miss your chance to pick 'em up! Also, we're moving next week's EI report up to Thursday to make room for January's Monthly Collectibles on Friday.

Now, stay tuned for the full report, in which Timmy's spiritual journey continues...

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Timmy: Hiya, folks! I was kinda takin' it easy durin' the holiday season, but now I'm back in business and ready to continue my spiritual quest! As you can see, I've got a real special guest this month: Enlightened Master Rick from the Barton Institute for Crystal Dolphin Knowledge! I met him outside the bus station, and he seems pretty legit...

Rick: I am at peace, Timmy. I've, uh, got all my soul crystals in order, and, like...

Timmy: Well, that's good! How'bout you stand around lookin' peaceful for a few minutes while I take care of some business, OK? Cause we got a lotta cool stuff to talk about, includin' the brand-new Mizuchi's Jewel-- right now, it looks like some kinda tadpoley piece of stone, but if I've learned anything from years of EI reports, it's that this thing is gonna turn into somethin' real neato.

Rick: Far out.

Timmy: One of our big items is also gettin' a big finale today, too! Lyndexer's Journal has been a pretty epic tale of love and war and grave injury, but we're finally gonna see the final page today: it looks like after the loss of his leg, Lyndexer served out the rest of the war as a pilot, leaving his goggles and journal buried as a memorial to his fallen friends. Now that his story's been told, his spirit friend's task is complete... we've also got a beautiful piece of art from the item's creator!

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Click for full size!


Rick: We've all got animal spirit companions, man. Mine is a dolphin. Yours is... a grapefruit.

Timmy: We've also got an update to the Seracila Pendant. It's lookin' real regal this week, with lots of royal-lookin' reds and golds. Fit for a king! That's all the updates for this week, but remember to stop by and vote in our weekly poll. We'd love to hear from you! So, moving on: Rick, can you help me figure out the meanin' of life and whatnot?

Rick: Totally. Yeah, man, the meaning of life. It's just like... yeah, man. What if we're all, like, inside a huuuuuge... uh, and it's like thousands of tiny universes. You know what I'm saying, dude?

Timmy: I don't think I'm really getting it, Rick.

Rick: Well the key to enlightenment is, like, you gotta expand your consciousness. Like, think about a dolphin, man. They're so gentle and... like, have you ever seen a dolphin start a war, man? No way.

Timmy: I think I get it... so how do I reach enlightenment and expand my consciousness and stuff?

Rick: Totally. That's what you gotta do. Exactly, man.

Timmy: Yeah, but how do I do that?

Rick: Whoa, chill out, man. I mean, it's not like I'm some guy full of all the answers and stuff, man. You gotta find your own path. It's like... have you ever seen a dolphin buggin' out about his life? No way, because his job is to eat fish and go EE EE EE EE!

Timmy: So how do crystals fit into all of this?

Rick: Well, like, you can buy them in a store. And then you look at them and you're all like ooooooooh. Some of them have funny colors and stuff. And, like... didn't I mention about how, y'know, what if we're all inside, like, a huge... big universe thing? And inside that, there are all these tiny universes, and, y'know...

Timmy: That's real interesting, Rick. I think I'm gonna... go now.

11 Shop Update: Formalwear, Hats & More!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shop Update: Formalwear, Hats & More! - [NPC] Edmund Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:05 pm

Pardon me, ladies and gentlemen, while I interrupt your browsing with a brief commercial announcement. I've recently restocked my shop, H&R Wesley, with a selection of high-quality eveningwear. The Champagne Set and Domini Set are excellent choices for your next formal event.

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I've also heard that Sasha of Gambino Outfitters has a variety of new hats in stock, and various miscellaneous items have been showing up in Barton Boutique and Junk in the Trunk and Global Imports-- if you haven't been shopping in a while, it's a fine day to look around.

Go Shopping!

11 PuriGaia: Create and Share Gaia Photo Collages on Facebook!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement PuriGaia: Create and Share Gaia Photo Collages on Facebook! - admin Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:50 pm

There's a fun new toy for you Facebook users: PuriGaia. With it you can craft goofy Gaia-style photo booth images and share them with friends. It's already packed with features, as the friendly bulleted list below reveals.

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Take photos with your webcam or raid your own Facebook photo galleries. You can even snag photos from your friends' galleries.

Choose from hundreds of stamps and frames to add extra pizzazz.

Plop in some avatars from your Gaia friends list.

Embolden your image with "beautify" filters like softenbright and puristyle.

Post your creation on your wall or send it off to friends.

You can edit photos your friends make, and they can edit yours!

Try PuriGaia!

11 Gaia Labs is Open for Business!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Labs is Open for Business! - admin Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:11 pm

Grab your safety goggles and acid-proof apron, because Gaia Labs is now open! Featuring an ever-evolving collection of upcoming features and experimental gadgets from our busy developers, Gaia Labs lets you rub up against the future before it actually happens.

Some of these fun doodads are destined to show up as regular Gaia features, while others may never escape the lab. The important part is you get to test 'em out and let us know what you think. Take a look-- there's already an interesting mix of goodies to play with.

Step Into Gaia Labs

Like something in Gaia Labs and wanna see it promoted to full-fledged feature? Let us know in the official forum!

13 Cash Shop Update: Death Roach, Spirit Pyre & zOMG! BundleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Death Roach, Spirit Pyre & zOMG! Bundle - [NPC] Flynn Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:47 pm

Hey, everyone! Just wanted to let you know I'm purveying some creepy new items in the Cash Shop. Take a look!

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The Death Roach is a nasty critter for sure, but thankfully its exoskeleton can also be fashioned into some pretty reliable armor. Just handle with care, okay? These things will lay eggs inside your head.

Spirit Pyre is a veritable buffet of skeletal goodness: check out bony bracelets, anklets, skirts, a skull necklace and more. Also includes a particularly ornery lookin' flaming skull, and a fiery hairdo to match.

The zOMG! Double Trouble Bundle includes both of the above items, plus two bonus goodies: the Death Roach Aquarium Mini-Monster and the exclusive Tiny Terror Aquarium Mini-Monster.

You can snag all of these great items right now in the Cash Shop. Please hurry-- those Death Roaches are kind of stinky.

Do Some Shoppin'

14 Devastating Earthquake in Haiti: You Can HelpEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Devastating Earthquake in Haiti: You Can Help - admin Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:34 pm

Gaia Online will match your contributions dollar-for-dollar (up to $10,000) when you donate to the Haiti relief effort. For the full details on how to participate, please read on.

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As you've probably heard by now, a massive earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday, causing tremendous devastation in an already impoverished country.

It's hard not to feel helpless in the face of all this suffering. However, you can make a very real difference by supporting the aid organizations that are hard at work in the Haitian relief effort. Gaia Online will match the first $10,000 in donations from our members. That means every dollar you donate (up to the limit) will send two dollars to people in desperate need. If you can spare any amount, no matter how small, please consider giving. In fact, you don't even need to be a Gaian user to take advantage of the matching! If you know someone who wants to donate but isn't a Gaia user, go ahead and have them use the steps below as well - that way, Gaians can lend even more of a helping hand by encouraging others to give and have their donation doubled too.

For instructions on how to participate in Gaia's matching donation program, please check this thread in the Haiti forum:

Support Haiti with Gaia Online


The Gaian community has already shown a huge amount of concern and support, so we've set up a special forum where you can discuss the issue and coordinate support and donations.

Visit the Haiti Forum


Thanks,

The Gaia Team


Update: Want to help squeeze every last dollar out of Gaia's matching donation offer? You can share this thread with friends on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace to help us reach our donation goal:

Share on Facebook

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14 EI Report: Reve Rouille, Hidden AceEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Reve Rouille, Hidden Ace - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:11 pm

Hey, it's only Thursday! In this special early edition of the Evolving Item Report, two great items are getting some attention. The Hidden Ace is getting a royal update, and we're proud to announce the long-awaited finale of the spectacular Reve Rouille!

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You can grab all these EIs and 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.


Now, stay tuned for the full report, in which Timmy's spiritual journey leads him to a non-traditional religion...

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Timmy: Hiya, pals! Time for another EI Report, and another stop on my long journey to find spiritual fulfillment. As you can see, I got myself a real special guest this week: Captain Telos 5 from the Universal Transcendent Spirit Collective! I'm gonna be talkin' with him in a few minutes to see if I can find enlightenment, but first we gotta take care of business...

Telos 5: Please be brief, Timmy. The time is almost at hand.

Timmy: I'll do my best, Telos! Looks like we've got two items this week: the Hidden Ace is lookin' pretty great this week-- now you can get all decked out like the Queen of Heart!

Telos 5: Can we speed this along, Timmy? Enlightenment awaits!

Timmy: Hold yer horses, pal! We've still gotta tell everyone about this week's humongous news: the Reve Rouille, one of the fanciest items I've ever seen, is gettin' a gigantic finale today. Looks like it comes with tons of amazin' outfits and costume pieces for both men and women, plus some great accessories. Holy smackerjacks, Doc!

Telos 5: Doc? Who's Doc?

Timmy: Eh, sorry, Telos. Force of habit! Anywho, that just about does it for this week, folks-- but don't forget to vote in our weekly poll to let us know which items you like best. Now, let's have a word with Telos...

Telos 5: I've found you just in the nick of time, Timmy. Your spiritual awakening is at hand!

Timmy: Jumpin' critters! It's my lucky day!

Telos 5: Indeed it is, because this is the final hour of our mortal existence! You see, a great celestial event is about to take place: the Core People, beings from the hollow center of the planet, are about to emerge in their tremendous golden spaceship and whisk us away to their beautiful paradise world! We must prepare!

Timmy: No kiddin'? That sounds great!

Telos 5: My followers and I are about to make our final preparations for departure. You're welcome to join us, if you wish. Think quickly, though: this is your last chance! Are you ready to leave your worldly vessel behind and experience immortal bliss on the paradise planet of the Core People?

Timmy: Jeepers! I sure do! But it's all so sudden... what if I wanna bring the Doc with me? I should call her up and let her know that it's time to get on the spaceship...

Telos 5: There's no time, Timmy! At this very moment, we're preparing to don our final tracksuits and imbibe our final beverages. Join me, Timmy! Your spiritual quest is at an end... all you have to do is drink this delicious fruity concoction!

Timmy: Actually, I didn't wanna say anything cause it's embarrassin', but I reeaaaally gotta pee right now, so I shouldn't drink anything. I mean, I don't wanna whiz myself on the golden spaceship, right?

Telos 5: Timmy, once you drink this final beverage, all your worldly pee worries will be irrelevant, because your living vessel will become obsolete. Do you understand me?

Timmy: Nah, I mean, it's practically an emergency. I gotta go real, real bad. So how about this: once the spaceship gets here, I'll just hop aboard real quick and see if they've got a bathroom, and if they do I'll use it real fast then drink the fruity stuff and I'll be all ready to go.

Telos 5: No! They won't let you aboard unless you drink the final beverage first!

Timmy: Well they probably won't let me aboard if I peed my pants, either, cause I bet they don't want me sloshin' all over their nice golden spaceship.

Telos 5: They don't care about your body! They'll be taking only your immortal spirit with them. Just drink it!

Timmy: I don't know if my immortal spirit could ever truly be at peace if it knew my body was out there somewhere whizzin' in its pants...

Telos 5: Fine! Don't drink the beverage. You'll be sorry when we're all up there in space, laughing at you from our paradise world. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to go drink my final beverage with my fellow believers and experience the ultimate spiritual bliss.

Timmy: Sorry I didn't get on your spaceship, mister. But I think the only thing that would bring me the ultimate spiritual bliss right now is findin' a bathroom...

15 January's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement January's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:28 pm

It's finally the 15th! Time to open my envelopes...

January's Collectibles combine to pay tribute to a famous pair of star-crossed lovers.

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The tale of Layla and Majnun is one of the world's most beloved romantic tragedies. It concerns a young poet who falls madly in love with Layla, a beautiful local girl. When he's prevented from marrying her, he goes mad and exiles himself to the desert to forever etch his poetry in the windswept sands. Bummer!

The Majnun collectible includes his sash, tunic and turban, plus a nightingale representative of his poetic love. Layla's item includes her shawl, dress and headwrap, and a lovely rose bush.

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

18 Snow Apple: leaving the Cash Shop on 1/21!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Snow Apple: leaving the Cash Shop on 1/21! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:08 pm

If you're still hoping to jump into the fairytale world of the Snow Apple, you'd better hurry! It'll be leaving the Cash Shop on Thursday, January 21, so grab one while you can.

Every Snow Apple contains a wonderful item, including Cash Shop favorites and brand new exclusives. You can pick one up, or save some Cash by grabbing a bundle.

Get a Snow Apple

18 Cash Shop Cleanup: Holiday Items LeavingEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Cleanup: Holiday Items Leaving - [NPC] Flynn Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:23 pm

The Cash Shop Cleanup continues! This week, we're gonna be rotating out a bunch of stuff from the Holiday category. If you still want to pick up one of these great items, you've still got some time—we'll be removing them on Wednesday, January 20.


To grab one of these items, head to the Cash Shop—and stay tuned for more items coming and going! See below for the full list of items we're removing.

Get Them While They Last!


Here's the full list:

  • Angel Imp Plushie
  • Devil Imp Plushie
  • Angus the Scottie Plushie
  • Kinzie the Scottie Plushie
  • Mackintosh the Scottie Plushie
  • Dark Ice
  • Water Meat Set
  • Tengu Mask
  • Kotengu Mask
  • Hannya Mask
  • Otafuku Mask
  • Cupid's Crown
  • Sexy Present (Valentines Day 2k9)
  • Grace of Anteros
  • Mono the skunk plushie
  • Fuseling
  • Atrum Egg
  • Albus Egg
  • Fondue the Chocolate Bunny
  • Sundae's Treat
  • Bailey
  • Cheery Cardinal
  • Permafrost
  • Two Turtle Doves
  • Powdy Pengy
  • Cozy Holiday Bundle
  • Gaia Gaia Party Time!

20 Cash Shop Update: Gifts for your friends!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Gifts for your friends! - [NPC] Flynn Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:19 pm

The Cash Shop refresh is continuing today with some sweet new stuff! First off, a selection of gifts for important occasions: there's a cute Congratulations banner to celebrate your buddies' finest achievements, plus a Thank You Gift with some flowers and bon-bons. If you've got a friend feeling under the weather, you can cheer them up with a Get Well Soon teddy bear, too!

If your friends like gifts that are a little more... practical, we're also adding some badass combat gear: check out the Foot Soldier's Blade and Foot Soldier's Shield!

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We've got a really neat gift-giving system built right into the Cash Shop-- courtesy of my brawny friend, Lance-- so it's easy to send presents to your deserving pals.

Do Some Shoppin'

21 Community Spotlight: Any Volunteers?Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Community Spotlight: Any Volunteers? - admin Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:14 pm

You guys have probably noticed the little "Community Spotlight" banner on the homepage. It lets us shine the blinding light of fame upon some of Gaia's best community-run projects, contests and goings-on. In the past, we've featured great member events like Gaia Spirit Week and the Adopt a Newbie drive, and we're always on the lookout for more great stuff to feature.

If you've got something big in the works, we'd love to hear about it. It can be a member-run event, a contest, a charity, an art shop or whatever-- if it's great, we'll try to spotlight it. We've set up a little audition thread in the Gaia News and Updates forum-- if you want your project featured, stop by and let us know!

One small warning: when something is featured on the homepage, it'll get a LOT of traffic. That sometimes means a flood of posts, private messages and profile comments, so make sure you're prepared for the publicity!

Submit Your Thread!

22 Follow Gaia on your favorite sites!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Follow Gaia on your favorite sites! - admin Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:21 pm

For the past year, Gaia's been creeping its spidery tendrils ever wider over the unsuspecting internet. We thought we'd take a second to give you a quick rundown of where to find us on your favorite sites:

MySpace: Our MySpace site is still under construction, but you can get in on the ground floor by adding us as a friend right now. More cool MySpace content is coming soon!

YouTube: Subscribe to our channel and stay tuned for some cool upcoming videos, like insider access to Gaia HQ, convention coverage and other fun stuff.

Facebook: Friend us on Facebook to stay informed of events, new items, site updates and cool exclusive content.

Twitter: Follow us on Twitter for staff tweets, exclusive contests/events, office pics and more

RSS: If you use an RSS reader, you can subscribe to our feed to keep up on all the latest announcement.


Go ahead and friend us, follow us, hug us, poke us or otherwise invade our personal space!

22 EI Report: Dappy Dandy & ShadowlegendEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Dappy Dandy & Shadowlegend - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:30 pm

Happy Friday! In this week's Evolving Item Report, we've got updates to the Dappy Dandy and Shadowlegend-- put 'em together and you've got the thrill of ninja vengeance and the sophistication of formal dress! What could be a better combo?

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You can grab all these EIs and 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.


Now, stay tuned for the full report, in which Timmy meets a celebrity spokesperson for an intriguing religion...

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Timmy: Hiya, folks, I'm-- I'm just so darned excited I can hardly speech! I mean speak! I know I've had a lotta interesting guests lately-- in fact, I tried to get that spaceship guy back this week to see if his offer for that fruity beverage still stands, but he wasn't answerin' his phone-- but this is beyond all of 'em: this week's guest is only the biggest celebrity in the world!

Ron Bruise: Good to be here, Tim. Great to be here. Tim, it's great to see you.

Timmy: I been on some kinda spiritual quest for enlightenment lately, and as we all know, there's nobody who has life and love and spirituality figured out better than celebrities! Isn't that right, Ron?

Ron Bruise: Tim, I'm just so happy. Never been happier. Things are goin' great. Whoooo!

Timmy: Yeah! We better get to the items right away, before I seize up from all the adulation. We've got two great items changin' this week. First up, our heroes in the Shadowlegend have buried their slain master, and now vengeful thoughts are a-brewin...

Ron Bruise: This reminds me of my role in the 1986 action film, Ninja Revenge II: Ninja Revenge Vengeance.

Timmy: That's a real classic, Ron! The best of the Ninja Revenge series, if you ask me.

Ron Bruise: It holds the record for most highest ratio between decapitations and cast members. Almost 2:1! WHOOO!

Timmy: We've also got a real spectacular update from the Dappy Dandy, with lots more class and sophistication: trousers, fancy coats, and even some tophats! Whaddaya say, Ron?

Ron Bruise: Perfect for the red carpet. I'll be sure to pick one up to wear at the premiere of my upcoming action comedy, Baby Assassin.

Timmy: I'm sold, Ron! You had me at "Baby" and you had me again at "Assassin"! Anywho, that's it for the items this week. Make sure to stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know what you think! Now, I'd love to get a quick word in with Ron about spiritual enlightenment...

Ron Bruise: You got it, buddy! So, Tim, I'm gonna lay it down for you: you and me, Tim, we're celebrities. You've got your little TV show, I'm the most famous man in the world, same thing, right?

Timmy: Well, I mean, I guess so...

Ron Bruise: So what does that mean? Well, celebrity means money, right? And money means spiritual fulfillment. Y'see, Tim, for just 350,000 Gold, I can hook you up to this little meter, and the meter has this little needle that responds to your soul, and the needle tells me whether you're feeling anxiety. Anxiety because of bad aliens in your past, Tim.

Timmy: Bad aliens? Jeepers, sign me up! But actually, I don't really have that much money... Dr. Singh keeps it in trust, so I can live on it when I get older, but she only gives me a little weekly allowance...

Ron Bruise: How much of an allowance?

Timmy: About 25 Gold, I guess. I usually spend it on bubble gum and marbles.

Ron Bruise: Well, keep saving it up, buddy! In 14,000 weeks, you'll be able to afford your first G-Meter treatment. Then you'll be in business!

Timmy: Sounds great, Ron! How many years is that?

Ron Bruise: About... two hundred and sixty nine years, Tim. See you then! I gotta get going, buddy. Early shoot tomorrow. Keep your chin up, huh, buddy?

Timmy: Sure thing, Ron! See you in a couple dozen decades!

26 Find Romance with the Love CharmEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Find Romance with the Love Charm - [NPC] Ivan Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:03 pm

Ah, the dead of winter, when young bodies are crammed into heavy, shapeless coats and youthful fancy turns to thoughts of romance! Not that I'd know anything about it, of course.

If the sensual sight of bare trees and fresh-driven snow has you feeling a little amorous, the Love Charm is guaranteed to improve your romantic fortunes. Each Love Charm lets you pursue a date with an eligible bachelor or bachelorette... whether you talk a good game or go down in flames, you're sure to get lucky!

Oh, but banish all impure thoughts from your mind: by "get lucky," I just mean you'll walk away with an incredible item. It could be a valuable trinket, a Cash Shop favorite or one of these incredible, brand-new exclusives.

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To pick up a Love Charm (or get extra frisky with a bundle of 9), visit our info page:

Grab a Love Charm!

The lovey-dovey parade isn't over yet: there's even a wallpaper featuring Love Charm's cast of eligible singles for you to enjoy.

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Click to make BIG!

28 Watch the Grammys with us!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Watch the Grammys with us! - admin Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:54 pm

The Grammy awards, the record industry's most dazzling show of celebration and mast-- uh, I mean self-congratulation, are happening this Sunday. We're a little pissed that Lanzer's spoken-word LP, "The Sensual Soul of Lanzer: A Poetic Odyssey," wasn't nominated, but we'll be tuning in anyway for a little Gaia viewing party.

Whether you're a Kanye-obsessed pop fan or a Beyonce-rejecting indie lover, it doesn't really matter-- it's just fun to laugh along with a big, gruesome cultural spectacle with all your Gaian buddies.

Stop by this Sunday at 5PM Pacific to join the fun! The festivities will be taking place in the thread linked below, so save the URL:

Grammy Chat: 5PM on Sunday!

29 EI Report: Mizuchi's Jewel, Seracila PendantEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Mizuchi's Jewel, Seracila Pendant - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:19 pm

Evolving Item time! This week, we've got two more great items getting some cool new poses to play around with: the beautiful Seracila Pendant and the flamingly intense Mizuchi's Jewel. Take a peek:

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You can grab all these EIs and 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.


Now, stay tuned for the full report, in which Timmy finally finds a reputable gateway to spiritual enlightenment...

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Timmy: Hiya, pals! Looks like it's time for another EI Report, and another stop on my mystifyin' journey of self discovery! As you can see, I've got another very special spiritual guest this week: Brother Swimp, who's obviously some kinda monk!

Brother Swimp: Indeed. I am a member of the Sacred Order of the Mountain Monks.

Timmy: Swell! We'll be talkin' with him in a while about his beliefs-- even though this whole spiritual quest thing has meant nothin' but plummeting ratings for the show. First, though, let's talk about items!

Brother Swimp: Please do. I will meditate while you conduct your business.

Timmy: Neat! So, first up this week, the beautiful Seracila Pendant is evolving! What was already a gorgeous item is getting even better this week, with some beautiful new astrologically-inspired accessories. It's lookin' real cute this week, so I'm sure--

Brother Swimp: BUUHHHHHHHH...

Timmy: Uh. Hey, Brother Swimp... what's with the noise?

Brother Swimp: When members of the Mountain Monks meditate, we each choose our own mantra to chant. Mine is a long, loud, sustained "BUHHHHHH."

Timmy: Oh! Sorry I interrupted your meditatin', Brother. You can go right on ahead. Anywho, next up this week, we've got a--

Brother Swimp: BUHHHHHHHH...

Timmy: Uh, yeah, we've got an update to Mizuchi's Jewel, which has a selection of ethereal, flamin' accessories! Brother Swimp, what do you th--

Brother Swimp: BUHHHHHHHHHHHHH...

Timmy: Hm. So, anyway, that's about all for this week, but don't forget to stop by our weekly poll, where you can--

Brother Swimp: BUUHHHHHHHHH...

Timmy: Hello? Brother Swimp? You wanna take a quick break from medit--

Brother Swimp: BUUHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Timmy: Yeah...

Brother Swimp: Sorry! Just had to get one last good one in. What can I do for you, Timmy?

Timmy: Well, I'm just kinda goin' for this whole spiritual self-discovery thing, and I was kinda wondering how you managed to reach enlightenment.

Brother Swimp: Enlightenment is a lifelong process, Timmy. While I cannot claim to have reached total enlightenment, I do know that devoting myself to the Mountain Monks and adopting their ways has led me to greater contentment and fulfillment than I've ever known before.

Timmy: That sounds pretty good! Sign me up, Swimp! What do I have to do?

Brother Swimp: It is fairly simple, Timmy. You must renounce the material trappings of this modern world and make a commitment to a life of deep contemplation. You must also make a pilgrimage to visit The Master, who lives atop the tallest mountain in the land.

Timmy: To be honest, that isn't soundin' real simple at all...

Brother Swimp: I admit that the mountain journey is quite rigorous. Without proper preparation, you may not survive. However, the spiritual rewards are great.

Timmy: And what's this about renouncin' stuff?

Brother Swimp: The monks of the Brotherhood deny themselves many worldly pleasures: alcohol, yelling, celebrity gossip magazines, social networking websites, collectible card games, skipping stones, rock-paper-scissors, sliding down stairway banisters, cola drinks and kissing with tongue.

Timmy: Well, I don't do mosta those things anyway! I guess I'm gonna miss slidin' down banisters, though...

Brother Swimp: Timmy, you strike me as a young man who is ready to make a deep commitment to a much more rewarding lifestyle. Tell me, are you willing to make the arduous mountain journey to meet The Master? It will be difficult, but it may be your best chance at total spiritual contentment.

Timmy: Y'know what? I'll do it! I've been wanderin' around long enough. It's time I got some real adventure under my belt. Lead the way, Swimp!

February Edit

01 Shop Update: Doctor, Nurse & Sweetheart!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shop Update: Doctor, Nurse & Sweetheart! - [NPC] Liam Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:54 pm

Lotta people don't know this, but my store doesn't just stock sporting goods-- I also carry some uniforms, so you can look fresh even when you gotta work. I've got some rad new stuff today: some wicked doctor gear for all you medical professionals, plus some hot nurse uniforms for all the hot nurses out there.

Hold on a sec. Just gotta take a personal moment for a quick mental hot nurse interlude. Yeaaaaaah.

Hey, you don't even have to be a real doctor or nurse to wear these-- they're also great for a little bit of fancy bedroom times, if you catch my drift. And speaking of romance, Valentine's Day is coming up, and Ruby's got the sexy new Sweetheart Set in stock for all the lovers out there (of whom I am one, no doubt).

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So, yeah! Come spend some Gold.

Go Shopping!


P.S.-- one more thing, guys! I know you've been enjoying ice skating in Towns-- thanks to the skates you picked up at my shop, of course-- but the season is gonna be ending soon. If you still wanna get some ice skating in, you'll have to do it before February 8th!

01 Cash Shop Cleanup: Romance Items LeavingEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Cleanup: Romance Items Leaving - [NPC] Flynn Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:45 pm

Hiya, Gang! Since the Cash Shop is overflowin' with goodies, I've been cleaning out a lot of the older items to make room for new stuff. This week we bid a fond farewell to a large selection of romance-themed items.


These lovely items will be departing on Thursday, February 4. If you'd like to grab one or more, you still have a few days left. Check below for the full list of items we're removing.

Get Them While They Last!


Here's the full list:

  • Mitre
  • Minister's Stole
  • Wedding Doves and Ribbons
  • Deluxe Wedding Cake
  • Blushing Bride's Embroidered Skirt
  • Blushing Bride's Embroidered Bodice
  • Blushing Bride's Veil
  • Pearl and Ruby Necklace
  • Pearl and Onyx Necklace
  • Pearl and Citrine Necklace
  • Pearl and Diamond Necklace
  • Pearl and Ruby Earrings
  • Pearl and Onyx Earrings
  • Phalaenopsis Bouquet
  • Pearl and Citrine Earrings
  • Pearl and Diamond Earrings
  • Dashing Gentleman Tuxedo Trousers (all colors)
  • Dashing Gentleman's Tail Coat (all colors)
  • Dashing Gentleman Shoes (all colors)
  • Dashing Gentleman Pristine White Gloves
  • Dashing Gentleman Tie (all colors)
  • Dashing Gentleman Cane (all colors)
  • Dashing Gentleman Dress Shirt (all varieties)
  • Dashing Gentleman Vest (all colors)
  • Dashing Gentleman Sash (all colors)
  • Long-Stem Red Rose

03 Cash Shop Update: Get ready for romance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Get ready for romance! - [NPC] Flynn Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:27 pm

Hi, guys! I'm still hard at work on rotating and refreshing the Cash Shop stock, and today I'm back with some sweet new items-- this time, I'm introducing some fancy new formalwear to the "Romance" section, so all you lovebirds take note!

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If you're ready to take the plunge, the Winter Bride and Winter Groom items will make your big day as fashionable as it is memorable. There are also some lovely bouquets and recolored Heartstrings-- I know it's tempting, but don't rush into any big decisions just because you want these items so badly!

Stop by and browse! I'm always happy to see you.

Visit the Cash Shop

04 Super Bowl Live Chat: Discuss the Crazy Ads!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Super Bowl Live Chat: Discuss the Crazy Ads! - admin Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:06 pm

The Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday, and you know what that means: funny, ridiculous, extremely expensive ads! Continuing our annual tradition-- does it count as a tradition if we've only done it once before?-- we'll be hosting a live chat thread where you can discuss all the craziest Super Bowl ads without all the pesky sports talk getting in the way.

Enter The Hilarious Wasteland of Consumer Brainwashing!


Oh, and there's also a football game happening. If you're a sports fan, you can hop into this thread and talk about all the... y'know... home runs and stuff?

05 EI Report: Compass of Seidh, Hidden Ace, Case of PietroEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Compass of Seidh, Hidden Ace, Case of Pietro - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:58 pm

We've got a brand new Evolving Item today! The Compass of Seidh, a family heirloom from a grandfather you've never met, comes only with this cryptic note:

Quote:

"The compass must be returned to its rightful owner to be able to fully function. He or she who carries the compass will be its owner and guardian. Should one fail as a guardian, the compass will fall to the hand of the next guardian."


We've also got two items evolving: a King of Spades set from the Hidden Ace, and a new twist in the Case of Pietro.

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You can grab a first-generation Compass of Seidh and many more 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.


Now, stay tuned for the full report, in which Timmy begins his mountain ascent to meet the master of the monks!

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Timmy: Hi, ladies and gent... whoof, Brother Swimp, it's kinda hard to breathe up here...

Brother Swimp: Yes, Timmy. At this altitude, the air becomes very thin.

Timmy: Folks, in case ya missed it last time, this monk is leadin' me up a mountain to talk to some kinda wise man. We've been walkin' for six days already, and boy howdy, it's gettin' pretty cold. Aren't you cold in those robes, Swimp?

Brother Swimp: The placidity of my mind allows me to control the temperature of my body. Still, an updraft from the icy expanse beneath us does on occasion wend its way up the skirts of my robe, causing a significant icing of the undercarriage.

Timmy: I'm real sorry to here that, Brother Swimp. I myself am freezin' my undercarriage off, even with this big ol' coat. Maybe I shoulda worn long pants... but hey, enough complainin': I'm doin' this for spiritual enlightenment and stuff, so I gotta act like a man about it.

Brother Swimp: Well said, Timmy.

Timmy: But enough about all this undercarriage stuff. Let's get to the items, cause we've got some great stuff. First up, we've got a brand new item!


Timmy: In other news, the Case of Pietro has had another breakthrough: looks like the case has fallen into the hands of a couple'a unlucky bystanders, a barista and a bartender. Say, that bartender guy's got kinda girly hair, doesn't he?

Brother Swimp: It is not our place to judge the girly hair of others, Timmy. Plus, I had that same haircut before I shaved my head.

Timmy: Golly, Swimp, I guess you're right! Last up this week, the Hidden Ace has changed its suit again. This time, we're gettin' some cool poses based on the King of Spades!

Brother Swimp: Timmy, you may be required to renounce games of chance if you join the Sacred Order.

Timmy: That's OK, I always lose anywho. Dr. Singh would always beat me at poker! I remember when I was about five years old, we'd play every week-- eventually, she won my whole trust fund! Isn't that a hoot? I'm still tryna dig myself outta that hole.

Brother Swimp: That's... a cute story, Timmy.

Timmy: Welp, looks like that's all the items for today-- but before we go, let's make sure we tell 'em about our weekly poll, where they can let us know which items they like the best! Now, Brother Swimp, shall we keep walkin' up this stupid mountain, or what?

Brother Swimp: Let's press on, Timmy! We're only seven thousand feet from the summit!

Timmy: Oof.

08 Cash Shop Update: Valentine's Day gifts!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Valentine's Day gifts! - [NPC] Flynn Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:38 pm

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so it's time to start thinking about gifts for that special somebody! It's always good to start things off with a cute present, and Chanho the Tiger Plushie is about the cutest thing I've seen in ages! It's not just an adorable plushie-- it comes with a great selection of extra poses, too, like fuzzy ears and a tiger tail.

When you're ready to set a more romantic mood, you can do no better than the Heavenly Unmentionables, a seductive set of sexy underthings for both men and women. If all this romance has put you in a darker mood, the Thief of Hearts is a grisly, literal take on the heart-stealing concept.

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You can also grab a bundle with all the items mentioned above, plus an exclusive bonus item: a pair of cute little Golden Wings that can be worn on your head, arms or ankles.

Ready for romance? Just stop by the Cash Shop to pick up these great accessories.

Visit the Cash Shop

09 The Olympics are coming up!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Olympics are coming up! - admin Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:03 pm

Soon, the nations of the world will come together in the spirit of brotherhood and athletic competition. As this is happening, we're going to be coming together to heckle from the internet sidelines -- or cheer, if we decide to be nice about it.

Starting today, we'll be running a series of polls where you can pick medalists, speculate on drama and possibly win some Gold. Keep checking back, because we'll have new contests every day.

Follow the Olympics With Us!

10 Valentine's Day '10: Spread Some LoveEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Valentine's Day '10: Spread Some Love - [NPC] Liam Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:37 pm

Sup? Valentine's Day is comin' up, which means lots of sappy stuff and some fast and furious romancing. If you're like me, you have trouble putting all your romantic thoughts into words that are appropriate, and, you know, not totally mind-blowing to girls. That's why they rigged up an automatic generator to help you compose love notes for that special dude or lady-- or anyone else, if you wanna play the field.

To get started, just click that surly cupid guy in the header. After that, all you have to do is think up a few romantic words and put in a name. The little username box will autofill with names from your friends list, so just start typing and see what happens.

Oh, and since Valentine's Day can be a real bummer if you don't have a special sweetheart, be sure to send some pity notes to your friends.

Let's get this love thing happening, dudes! Like I said, just click the surly cupid in the header.

11 Another Important Safety Video from GaiaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Another Important Safety Video from Gaia - admin Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:46 pm

In an effort to keep safety lessons as painless as possible, our customer service team put together another quick and dirty video. This time they cover the topic of keeping your login info secure from bandits and organized crime. Naturally, they do this in a mature, sophisticated manner that in no way, shape or form involves any tomfoolery or hijinks. We're professionals here.

BEHOLD THE SAFETY VIDEO!

11 Gaia Meet-Ups: Your Chance to Mingle with Other Gaians!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Meet-Ups: Your Chance to Mingle with Other Gaians! - DJ Helsing Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:14 pm

If you've ever wanted to put a real human face to some of the avatars you see, we have a solution: Gaia Meet-Ups! Seeing as how there are millions of you guys all over the place, we thought we'd start organizing some fun and free real-life get-togethers. Naturally, we'd jam-pack these events with fun contests and games, plus delicious free gifts like Gaia Gold and exclusive items.

We plan to stage Gaia Meet-Ups all over the country this year, but we'll need your help picking locations. We went ahead and whipped up a new forum, complete with threads for each region of the U.S. Be sure to stop by your designated sector and vote for your preferred city! If you'd like to offer other location suggestions, you're welcome to do that as well.

Vote for Gaia Meet-Up Locations!

12 The Love Charm is leaving the Cash Shop soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Love Charm is leaving the Cash Shop soon! - [NPC] Flynn Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:37 pm

Just a heads-up, guys: the Love Charm has been flying off the shelves! You've still got time to grab a hot Valentine's Day date, but don't wait too long—at this rate, we'll be fresh out of them by Wednesday, the 17th!

Each Love Charm will get you a romantic interlude with an eligible single, and that's not all—whether your date goes well or ends in a slap, you'll walk away with an incredible item. It could be a valuable trinket, a Cash Shop favorite or one of these incredible, brand-new exclusives:


Don't miss out! You can grab one today, or save some Cash with a bundle of nine.

Grab a Love Charm!

12 New in zOMG: The Sweetheart Ring!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New in zOMG: The Sweetheart Ring! - [NPC] Nicolae Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:39 pm

Psst. Hey, buddy. Got something new in my shop, if you're interested: a limited-edition zOMG item called the Sweetheart Ring, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Not only is it a cute gift for whomever you're trying to bag, it's useful, too: it'll give a nice boost to the maximum health of you and your allies, plus it stacks with the Meat ring for extra power.

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And another thing: with a little bit of tinkering, I rigged this baby so it'll never be soulbound. You can trade it, lend it or sell it to your heart's content. Can I get a round of "thank you, Nicolae"? Please, you're too kind.

I'll only be selling it for a limited time, so you'd better not miss the boat. You can grab this thing in my shop, Back Alley Bargains-- just look for the wagon with the handsome guy out front.

Grab a Sweetheart Ring

12 EI Report: Shadowlegend, Dappy DandyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Shadowlegend, Dappy Dandy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:53 pm

It's Evolving time! We've got two items getting updated this week: the Shadowlegend is packed with more ninja action, and the Dappy Dandy has a new selection of highbrow goodies for the discriminating sophisticate.

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.


Stay tuned for the full report-- we're just weeks away from the thrilling conclusion to Timmy's grim ordeal of spiritual enlightenment!

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Timmy: Hiya, guys! Hope I can get through this... whoof... whole Evolving Item Report without freezin' to death-- Brother Swimp is leadin' me up this mountain to meet his spiritual master guy, and boy howdy, we must be like twenty thousand feet up by now...

Brother Swimp: Just a few more minutes, Timmy! We're almost to the Master's cave.

Timmy: Say, let's see if I can tell everyone about the items without passin' out from lack of oxygen! First up this week, more thrilling tales of ninja vengeance are comin' our way from the Shadowlegend! This week, the paths of our two young heroes have diverged... Raiden has met a powerful monk (like you, Brother Swimp!) and Raika has met a dark, mysterious stranger...

Brother Swimp: I can relate. If my Master died, I'd definitely have to go on a journey to avenge his death.

Timmy: Wow! Do you have crazy martial arts skills an' everything?

Brother Swimp: No, but I was an accountant in a previous life. Perhaps I could give the killer unsound financial advice, triggering an inconvenient and stressful audit.

Timmy: That's almost just as good as beatin' them to death, I guess... so, up next, we got some cute new stuff from the Dappy Dandy! Some very sophisticated hats an' coats this time, perfect for your next old-timey soiree.

Brother Swimp: Timmy! We're approaching the Master's cave!

Timmy: Hot diggity! Great timing, too, 'cause I'm just about done this week-- just gotta tell the people to stop by and vote in our EI poll and let us know which items they like best!

Brother Swimp: We're at the entrance, Timmy-- remember to show the Master the reverence he deserves. Don't look him directly in the eye, because he tends to get agitated...

Timmy: Master, I'm humbled to be in your pres-- HOLY JEEPERS! It's Old Pete!

Old Pete: Hrmph. Urrh, I'm a, y'know. Spirit master? Pajama monk guy, I command you to bring me, uh, some brass polish and a ham sandwich. A real old ham sandwich. Because I am a master guy.

Brother Swimp: Your wish is my command, o revered Master! I would be honored to bring you the stale ham sandwich you require.

Timmy: Wait a goshdarned minute, Brother Swimp-- don't you know Old Pete? He's no spiritual master, he's just a crazy old hobo!

Brother Swimp: But... he says such enlightened things!

Old Pete: Y'wanna see my necklace? It's made outta some dog teeth, and some'a my own teeth. Maybe just my own teeth...

Brother Swimp: And... he has a beard and lives on a mountain, right? That must count for something...

Old Pete: Found a rock today what looked real pretty. Gonna make that rock my wife.

Timmy: Pete, what the heck are you doin' on this mountain? You're gonna catch frostbite!

Old Pete: Naw. Drank some antifreeze.

Timmy: Thank goodness!

Brother Swimp: So... he's really just a crazy hobo? Good heavens, Timmy... I gave away all my possessions... I closed down my accounting practice...

Old Pete: Harf. Gonna need that sandwich pretty soon, fella.

Timmy: I just spent two weeks trudgin' up this giant horrible mountain for this? I'm no closer to spiritual enlightenment than when I started! I'm not usually the kinda guy who loses my temper, but I gotta say it: this is horsehockey!

Brother Swimp: Now, Timmy, we're all feeling very emotional right now, but there's no need for that kind of language...

Timmy: HORSEHOCKEY! I guess I might as well just give up on this whole "finding myself" thing... I wonder if the Doc still needs somebody to do her dishes and wash her clothes and pry the asbestos outta the ceiling...

Old Pete: Hmph. Or y'could just go around that rock over there and talk to the Giant Holy Head.

Timmy: The what now?

Old Pete: Y'know. Giant Holy Head. He brang me a sandwich and some brass polish once. Real nice fella.

Timmy: You mean to tell me some sort of a GOD lives on this mountain?

Old Pete: Just over yonder. 'Bout twenty yards from here. Ask him if I can have another can of brass polish.

Brother Swimp: Don’t do it, Timmy! It's too dangerous!

Timmy: Why?

Brother Swimp: I don't know, I just wanted to sound important.

Timmy: Well, I guess it's my last hope... might as well see what lies in wait around the other side of that rock...

15 February's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement February's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:18 pm

Is it time yet? Huh? Is it time? How'bout now...? OK, 3...2...1... Yaaaay! Time to open our envelopes!

February brings us a lovely romantic treat, plus a nice bit of gruesomeness to balance it out...

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The Scarlet Rose is bright, romantic and timelessly elegant—it features a flowery crown, a shower of petals, a beautiful formal gown and more.

Though the Grim Reaper is the last guy you want to meet in a dark alley, he does have a pretty great look going on: his terrifying scythe, his ghastly cloak, and that terrifying black skeleton...

16 Haiti Relief: we've sent in our matching donation!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Haiti Relief: we've sent in our matching donation! - admin Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:51 pm

When the devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January, the Gaian community immediately showed a great deal of concern and a huge desire to help. A while back, we mentioned that we'd match any donations Gaians sent to the Red Cross, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000.

The Red Cross still hasn't tallied up the exact amount Gaians have donated-- but last week, as a reflection of the amazing generosity and compassion of the Gaian community, we went ahead and sent in the entire $10,000. There was one complication: US law requires all charitable contributions from businesses to be presented in the form of giant novelty checks. Lanzer tried to FedEx the check to the Red Cross, but it wouldn't quite fit in the mailbox...

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Luckily, there was a Red Cross branch office nearby, so Lanzer presented it in person, on behalf of the entire Gaia community. You can check out a quick video here:

Watch the Video

18 Earn Gold and Glory with Auto Achievements!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Earn Gold and Glory with Auto Achievements! - [NPC] Sam Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:37 pm

Hey gearheads,

There's a brand new feature in your garage: an achievement button. There you can find all the cool things you've accomplished in Rally, Garage, and more. Earning these achievements will get you some Gold you can put towards more upgrades, new cars, or whatever else you want.

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You can check out this fancy new button right now by going to your Garage.

Visit Garage

You'll have to tackle some challenges to earn these achievements, and you have to do them in order. Here are the challenges:

Challenge I (500 Gold)

Visit Rally 5 times, park a car in Rally 10 times, and hang around there for 2 minutes.

Challenge II (2,500 Gold)

Park car in garage 5 times and equip parts on a car 10 times.

Challenge III (5,000 Gold)

Equip parts on a car 30 times, visit Rally 10 times, and park car in Rally 20 times.

Challenge IV (10,000 Gold)

Park car in garage 15 times, log 30 minutes hangin' out in Rally, equip parts on a car 50 times, and park your car in Rally 80 times.

It's all pretty simple, so why not get started? If you need any parts or wanna get some new wheels, come see me in my shop. Good luck!

18 Happy Anniversary!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Happy Anniversary! - [NPC] Gambino's Memorial Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:42 pm

Bwahahaha! Happy Anniversary, Gaia!

Seven years ago today, a small band of innovators opened a doorway to the world of Gaia, and I was right here to welcome you with open arms and open pockets. Since then, I, Johnny Gambino, have been the center of the Gaian experience: I've been your boisterous father-figure and your most trusted business mogul; I've welcomed you into my mansion, and I've profited from your generous business patronage.

I know I've unleashed a couple of zombie plagues and alien invasions over the years, but I hope you can forgive me-- this year, I plan on turning over a new leaf! 2010 will be a year of amazing and unprecedented things for Gaia-- and also an amazing year for the Gambino legacy. Whereas before I sought only profits at any cost, I've come to realize that there's more to life than Gold. That's why I'll be establishing the Johnny Gambino Charitable Trust, a way to give back to the Gaian community that's done so much for me.

But first, there's work to be done. If I'm to rebuild my family's legacy, I'll need the help of my only son, Gino Gambino-- where's that little rascal scampered off to this time? If you have any information regarding Gino's whereabouts, please let me know. I'm starting to get a little... ahem... worried about the boy.

But I'll sort that out on my own: for now, I gently guide you to this heartfelt message from Lanzer, one of the fine fellows responsible for bringing you here, please stop by the 7th Anniversary Forum. He's also got an exclusive anniversary item waiting for you-- courtesy of the Johnny Gambino Charitable Trust, of course.

Visit the Anniversary Forum

19 Claim the Treasures of the Deep with Poseidon's LegacyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Claim the Treasures of the Deep with Poseidon's Legacy - [NPC] Old Man Logan Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:07 pm

Heya, Bub! I just caught myself a whole mess o' trouble while fishin'. I hooked me a genuine mermaid, and a talky one at that. She's insisting that I'm the sacred protector of Atlantis. I know her story sounds fishy, but apparently Poseidon's Legacy makes it clear that it's my job to save Atlantis by clashin' with a whole medley of sea monsters.

I sure could use a hand navigatin' my way around this undersea adventure. Naturally, there's plenty of amazing treasure waiting to be claimed by any would-be heroes who answer the call.

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I'm ready to start divin', so come on over and help me with this Poseidon's Legacy business! If you wanna boost your haul, you can even save some scratch by buying a bundle. I guess Ol' Poseidon mentions me slaying giant sea beasts a bunch of times.

Fulfill Poseidon's Legacy

Speaking of that mermaid lady... here's some nice artwork for you to check out, including a retelling of our first encounter!

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Click to enlarge.

19 EI Report: Mizuchi's Jewel, Compass of SeidhEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Mizuchi's Jewel, Compass of Seidh - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:39 pm

Happy Friday! This week, two of our newest Evolving Items are getting some beautiful updates: Mizuchi's Jewel boasts some fine undersea creatures, and the Compass of Seidh has some fashionable new garments to enjoy. Meanwhile, the long, strange saga of Timmy is coming to a close this week-- and it's up to YOU to decide his ultimate fate!

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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.


Stay tuned for the full report!

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Timmy: Well, I'm... oof... almost up to the top of this huge mountain thing, on my way to see some sorta "Giant Holy Head" that lives up here and does all kinds of godly stuff and whatnot.

In case you haven't been payin' attention, I realized a while back that Dr. Singh hadn't really been puttin' my best interests first and foremost... so I decided to try to go on this big ol' spiritual journey to find myself and become my own man and stuff. So far, it hasn't been goin' real well, but it seems like maybe I'm almost gettin' to the end of it...

Whatever happens up here, I'm not sure how many times I'm gonna be seein' you guys again. I just wanted to let you know that despite all the ups and downs and mutations and smooth-jazz-loving evil twins, hostin' this show has always been my most favorite thing in the world!

So let's give it one last go, shall we? I'm-- whew, gettin' a little choked up here-- I'm super excited to report that two of our coolest new items are evolvin' today! The Compass of Seidh is gettin' its very first evolution, with some really warm-lookin' boots and feathery wraps... kinda wish I had some of that stuff up here. Shorts were a bad choice. Mizuchi's Jewel is evolving for the second time today, with a buncha neat new undersea goodies for all you ocean lovers out there!

Even though I'll be movin' on, it's real heartwarmin' to see that new EIs are still springin' up and doin' cool new stuff-- it's kinda like the circle of life or something. Anywho, make sure you stop by the weekly poll and let us know which ones you like best!

Now, I guess it's time to confront my fate, ladies and gentlemen... right around this corner, there's some kinda Giant Holy Head livin' up in the sky, so I'll just head over here and...

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Giant Holy Head: Timmy!

Timmy: JEEPERS! Are you the Giant Holy Head?

Giant Holy Head: Was that question really necessary, my child?

Timmy: Wow, I guess not! Anywho, I was just up here because I'm on a quest to find spiritu--

Giant Holy Head: I know why you are here, my child. Hear my words, Timmy. You have suffered great injustice in your short life: you have been mistreated by an unfit caretaker, resulting in mutations, evil twins, disgusting puberty and premature adulthood.

Timmy: Aww, the Doc ain't all bad, and she always tried to fix it when stuff went wrong! Plus, some of that was kinda my fault.

Giant Holy Head: No, Timmy, it was not. Though she rarely intended harm, Dr. Singh's negligence and selfishness caused you trials far beyond those that an average child must face. After reviewing your case, I hereby find that the fault does not lie with you, and you shall be compensated.

Timmy: Compensated? What the heck does that mean?

Giant Holy Head: Timmy, I seek to put right the injustices visited upon you. I will give you three choices of how I might proceed:

1. You may become a child again and be delivered to a more suitable guardian; you will live a normal and happy childhood, never suffering further traumatic mutations or comic mishaps.

2. You will shed your mortal form and be transformed into the thing you love the best: an Evolving Item.

3. Dr. Singh will face divine punishment for her mistreatment of you.

Which will you choose, Timmy?


Timmy: Well, I... golly! I just have no idea. I mean, bein' a kid again would be just great, but bein' an evolving item sounds like pretty much the greatest honor a person could get! And, jeepers, I never really thought about it, but I guess some little part of me does wanna see the Doc get a tiny bit of comeuppance for all the things she put me through...

Giant Holy Head: So, Timmy, what shall your choice be?

Timmy: Oh, golly. Sheesh. This is a toughie. I guess I'll... hey, if you're a big holy God-type thing, why can't you just make all three happen?

Giant Holy Head: Nice try, Timmy, but selecting one of my totally arbitrary options is an important step in your spiritual growth.

Timmy: I guess I should just do what I always do, then: how'bout I ask my faithful viewing public which one to choose!?

Giant Holy Head: However you'd like to decide, Timmy, it's up to you.

Timmy: Well, I'll do that, then-- hey, everybody! You should come vote in this poll to decide what happens to me, 'cause I trust the power of democracy!

Giant Holy Head: Choose wisely, Gaian public-- whatever you decide shall be Timmy's ultimate fate!

Decide Timmy's Fate!

22 The Olympics are still going strong!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Olympics are still going strong! - admin Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:02 pm

We're still glued to the Olympics over here, so we thought we'd throw out a quick reminder to tune in and check out the festivities. Will America's tenuous lead in the medal count hold up, or will those rascally Norwegians ascend to Olympic victory? Will Canada grab a few more golds for the home team? Will Estonia finally get its act together? Come on, Estonia! You can do this!

For more polls, prizes and fun, head back to our Olympian headquarters. Did we mention prizes? There are multiple chances to win daily!

Follow the Olympics with Gaia!

24 Cash Shop Update: Creepy Gothic Fairytale Stuff!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Creepy Gothic Fairytale Stuff! - [NPC] Flynn Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:29 pm

Hi, guys! Just dropping in with a quick Cash Shop update. I just got a great new shipment of items, this time with kind of a dark fairytale theme: a gothic costume, a cool plushie and even a rather menacing wolf. You can grab the items separately, or pick up the Dark Tale Bundle to get them all-- plus a great bonus item!

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Crimson Promise - A set of fashionably gothic garments in red and black plaid, including a top, a skirt, boots and legwarmers.

Ponzu the Panda - A cute little panda plushie with a slightly creepy twist.

Freki the Red Wolf - This menacing red wolf seems tame enough to ride, but you never know when he'll decide take a quick break to messily devour you.

Scarlet Mist - Available only in the Dark Tale bundle, this combo item holds a wicked hairstyle, red-shaded eyes and black lipstick.


Like what you see? You can get all these great items (and many more) in the Cash Shop.

Visit the Cash Shop

25 Inventory Update: Duplicate Items Now StackEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Inventory Update: Duplicate Items Now Stack - admin Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:32 pm

Howdy, Gaians!

We wanted to let you know about a small change to your inventory: in an effort to clean up how items are organized, we decided to implement stacking. Now if you have two or more of any particular item, they'll stack on top of each other in one inventory space with the quantity highlighted in the bottom-right corner.

You'll still have the exact same amount of items you had before, they'll just be taking up less space.

Note: a few types of items won't stack, namely ones that have unique properties, like zOMG! rings and power-ups. Also, this applies to the inventory only, and not the Customize Avatar page.

26 Phin Phang Blowout Sale: 50% off this Weekend!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Phin Phang Blowout Sale: 50% off this Weekend! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:33 pm

Mirai: Hey! Hey! Hey! Big news, everyone: we're doing another 50% off sale in Phin Phang this weekend!

Barrett: The last one was a huge hit, with lots of fishy friends finding good homes.

Mirai: And decorations, too! Everything in Phin Phang is half off, including terrains, backgrounds, stickers, and everything you need to make your aquarium shine!

Barrett: This is the best weekend ever! I can turn my tank into a kickin' Booty Grab bonanza.

Mirai: Barrett, you should be focusing on your fishsitting duties instead of thinking about how to strike it rich. Anyway, please come visit us in Phin Phang for some amazing deals!


Mirai: Hope to see you there!

Barrett: Bye-bye, everyone!

26 EI Report: Seracila Pendant, Case of Pietro, TimmyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Seracila Pendant, Case of Pietro, Timmy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:13 pm

This week, Timmy's tragic journey finally comes to a happy ending as he's turned into an evolving item: Timmy! We've also got great new updates to the Case of Pietro and the Seracila Pendant. Take a gander!

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You can grab these EIs-- including a first-generation Timmy-- 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 Timmy's final report!

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Timmy: Well, folks, I guess this is it. Thousands and thousands of you guys voted in my poll last week, and it seems like mosta you want me to become an evolving item. Hey, sounds good to me! Havin' a normal, happy childhood woulda been pretty neat, but if I turn into an item, I get to become the thing I love the most!

But before I do that, I'd better tell you what's goin' on this week in terms of other evolving items: first up, the Case of Pietro has encountered another plot twist! The Detective, with the captured thief in tow, have stumbled upon the deceased Investigator... but the Barista and Bartender are nowhere to be found? You guys followin' all this? Good! There's also a great update to the Seracila Pendant, with some gorgeous new blue-and-white garments.

There's also gonna be, if everything goes accordin' to plan, a brand new EI this week: ME! Remember to vote in our weekly poll to let us know which items you like best. Now, I guess I better consult the Giant Holy Head about turnin' into an item...

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Giant Holy Head: Are you ready, Timmy? I warn you, though, that you may experience some slight discomfort as we convert you into an inanimate object...

Timmy: Converted into an inanimate object? I gotta be honest: that sounds a tiny bit like, y'know, you're killin' me.

Giant Holy Head: Oh! No, of course not. Nothing like that. You'll be immortalized as an item, not killed. You'll be on a higher plane of existence, Timmy. You'll be in thousands of places at once, enjoying the company of all the fans who purchase you, living thousands of joyous lives at once.

Timmy: That sounds like it should be kinda scary, Giant Holy Head, but somehow I'm feelin' a profound sense of calm and relief and spiritual fulfillment, as if I've finally discovered the true purpose of my life! I think it's some sorta religious ecstacy.

Giant Holy Head: Well, the oxygen is very thin at this altitude.

Timmy: What the heck? Let's go for it! I wanna be an evolving item!

Giant Holy Head: Any last words, Timmy?

Timmy: Wow, guess I shoulda thought about this in advance, huh? Well, mostly, I wanna thank all the great people out there who tuned in every week and showed so much support for me, even when I turned into an awful mutant and started eatin' the Doc's arm. Even if the Doc was kinda mean sometimes, all the fans out there always had my best interests at heart, and I'm always gonna remember that-- I can't wait to hang out with you all when I'm an item!

Giant Holy Head: Anything else?

Timmy: Oh yeah... and I hope I'm real valuable in the Marketplace! And, uh, I wanna say to the Doc that she's always been my favorite person, even when she did mean things. And I guess that's all.

Giant Holy Head: That's very sweet, Timmy. You ready?

Timmy: Let's do this. Oh! Wait! Isn't Evil Timmy still out there somewh--

Giant Holy Head: *ZZZZAAAP* ...hey, it worked! Whew. To be honest, I've never done that before, so there was about a 50% chance he'd just melt into a twitching puddle of gore and viscera. So... hey, I guess I'm running the show for the rest of the week, so it's my duty to let you know that Timmy is the newest evolving item available in the Cash Shop! You can pick one up today! So... uh... I guess that's all? Goodbye, everyone!

March Edit

01 SKITTLES® Raffle and Rewards prizes are on the way!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement SKITTLES® Raffle and Rewards prizes are on the way! - admin Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:58 pm

As many of you noticed, the SKITTLES® Promotion on Gaia ended with the arrival of the new year. 2009 made for a real tasteticular extravaganza of fun, games, prizes, and lots of colorful items and fruity goodness.

We wanted to let all of you know that we're in the process of finalizing all the SKITTLES® Raffle winners and getting ready to distribute the SKITTLES® Rewards prizes. For those of you hanging on to Rewards Tickets, be on the lookout for some new stuff heading your way. We'll send you a notice when the goods have been delivered.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in all the SKITTLES® games, contests, quizzes, and events that ran throughout 2009!

02 Item Design Contest: The Captain's CapEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Item Design Contest: The Captain's Cap - [NPC] Cresento Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:05 pm

Hah! So you think you have what it takes to be an airship captain? I'd laugh in your face if I wasn't floating so high above you in my majestic airship. It takes strength, cunning, amazing ingenuity, courage, and--most importantly--a magnificent hat to inspire the loyalty of your crew.

As it so happens, Gaia is offering quite the bounty to any would-be hat designers out there. Take a look at their challenge and share your designs. A few lucky winners will walk away with a hefty pile of Gold.

Design the Captain's Cap!

You'll need to act fast. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 10th. Let's see what you've got!

02 Shops Update: Winter Sporting GearEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shops Update: Winter Sporting Gear - [NPC] Liam Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:53 pm

Sup? I've been watching a lot of winter sports on my 192" plasma, which made me realize we could use some more winter sports gear around here. So I went ahead and ordered a bunch of awesome new hockey equipment and stuff for more girly sports, like ice dancing. Check it out:

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Take a peek inside The Jock Strap to inspect my fine goods.

Get Your Ice Gear


Oh, almost forgot-- there's also a couple new items in Junk in the Trunk and Gambino Outfitters. Check 'em out! Just watch out for Carl, because he's been in a bad mood this week.

03 Check out the new search bar!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Check out the new search bar! - admin Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:08 pm

You may have spotted the new "Search" box in your navigation bar. Let me just take a second to tell you how rad it is.

This isn't the same forum search thingie we've had for ages. It's an all-new, massively improved search feature that not only lets you track down forum topics but also lets you jump straight to your favorite stuff without messing around in menus.

Try typing in a letter or two-- you'll notice that it has a "type-ahead" function that predicts what you might be looking for-- your friends, forums, guilds and favorite site features.

It's also got an advanced search feature that lets you sort and filter your results to find exactly what you're looking for. For example, you can toggle your search between features, so you can find stuff in guilds without seeing results from the forums.

Basically, it's more flexible, it's easier to use, it returns better results, it looks better and it just plain works better. Enjoy!

For further info, check out our Search FAQ. If you have any suggestions on how to improve it, please visit our feedback thread.

04 Cash Shop Update: New St. Paddy's Day ItemsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New St. Paddy's Day Items - [NPC] Flynn Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:47 pm

Hiya, everyone! With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, I wanted to spruce up my shop with some festive new fashions and accessories inspired by Irish folklore.

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Odanodan offers a classic green ensemble, including a coat, trousers, cuffed boots, a big ol' hat, red hair, and a gnarly walking staff.

Rainbow Jubilee boasts a nice suite of colorful goodies: fairy wings, high-top sneakers, striped dress, hair, and a fluffy cloud and rainbow.

The Golden Chuuchilla is an adorable little critter with golden fur eager to climb all over you.

The Green Heartstring is a versatile string to tie to your hair, arms, or legs. Perfect for when you need to add just a little green to your look.

The Gairish Bundle contains all of the above, plus the exclusive Lucky Horseshoe-- a collection that contains a hat, hair clip, brooch, and belt clip.

If you'd like to grab any of these items, come see me in the Cash Shop!

Visit the Cash Shop

05 EI Report: Hidden Ace, Dappy Dandy, Compass of SeidhEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Hidden Ace, Dappy Dandy, Compass of Seidh - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:53 pm

It's good to be back! You'll be pleased to know I had a nice little vacation while Timmy was off on his arduous spiritual journey for the past few months. I bought a hammock! And, uh, read part of a book.

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Now that Timmy's been turned into an EI, I guess it's up to me to do these reports for the time being, so here goes. This week, we have three items evolving! First up, the Hidden Ace has reached its spectacular conclusion! It features the Ace of Clubs this time, plus an adorable new companion: a giant flying magibani! If that's not just the cutest thing I've ever seen!

In other news, the Dappy Dandy is back with some intensely colorful new garb-- it's getting a little dressier this week, and you've been invited to a fancy soiree by the lovely Dahlia! Last but not least, the Compass of Seidh has a grand new selection of feathered accessories, plus a beautiful white-plumed companion.

That's it for this week-- be sure to visit our weekly EI poll to let us know your favorites. You can grab all these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

05 New Manga Update!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Manga Update! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:53 pm

This is Cindy Donovinh with an urgent breaking news bulletin: dramatic events are unfolding at the Gambino Mansion!

Read the Manga

08 Cash Shop Update: Imaginary FriendEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Imaginary Friend - [NPC] Flynn Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:36 pm

Big news! We've got a great new evolving item hitting the shop today. Despite being in its earliest stage, it's already looking quite intriguing... we've all had an Imaginary Friend sometime in our lives, but this one somehow seems a little more real than most. I came across this cryptic poem that may shed light on the whimsical little fellow's future:

O strange little sprite that no one else can see
Who knows a full spectrum of friends
Introduce them each, one by one to me
Till we come to where the rainbow ends.


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Oh! And I should also let you guys know that a few of our favorite EIs are on their way out: Lyndexer's Journal, Classilke and The Nightmare will all be leaving on March 12th, so get one while you still can!

You can grab a first-generation Imaginary Friend now in the Cash Shop! Don't miss your chance-- first-gen evolving items get all the newest updates first!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

09 Gaia Blog: Farewell to Johnny GambinoEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Blog: Farewell to Johnny Gambino - admin Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:27 pm

With the recent news of Johnny Gambino's death, the Gaia community has experienced an unprecedented outpouring of grief. The mood in Gaia HQ has been a dark one lately, with many of us wondering how we can go on without the guiding hand of our most powerful figure.

We've updated the new Gaia Blog with our remembrances of Johnny, some fond and some... something else. You'll also get a rare chance to glimpse some photographs of his private funeral service.

Visit the Gaia Blog

09 Got an iPhone or iPod Touch? Help us out!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Got an iPhone or iPod Touch? Help us out! - admin Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:05 pm

Lately, we've been toying with the idea of possibly making a Gaia app for the iPhone. It's not a definite thing, but we thought we'd get the ball rolling by setting up a quick survey to check the community's interest and see how many of our members have iPhones (or iPod Touch...es). Go vote!

Take our Survey

10 Cash Shop Update: Gambino's TreasuresEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Gambino's Treasures - [NPC] Flynn Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:55 pm

Hello, everyone! Today's Cash Shop update is in honor of a great man: Johnny K. Gambino. Sadly, Johnny's life was cut short by a cruel assassin. Before his death, one of his wishes was to be immortalized in statue, and he willed a good portion of his valuables to help fund it. For a limited time only, you can grab these Gambino family treasures:

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Gambino's Golden Treasures

Straight from Gambino's personal vault comes this collection of regal accessories, including a red and gold crown, earrings, brooch, necklace, jeweled belt, and a toupee of Gambino's iconic hair.


Gambino's Platinum Treasures

Just in case gold isn't your color, this collection contains platinum-colored versions of all the above items, plus a snazzy cape. It even includes a silvery version of Gambino's toupee. He was really worried about hair loss, wasn't he?

You can purchase either or both of these amazing treasures right now in the Cash Shop! Act fast-- they won't be here for long.

Visit the Cash Shop

11 Check out Ocean Party, Gaia's First Facebook GameEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Check out Ocean Party, Gaia's First Facebook Game - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:54 pm

Our first Facebook game is out and ready to be played! Ocean Party takes the best aspects of Gaia Aquarium and adds all-new graphics, gameplay, and fun. We want Ocean Party to take over Facebook, so please help us by trying it out and inviting your friends to join you. You'll both share sweet bonuses for neighboring up.

Dive Into Ocean Party!

Wondering what's so great about Ocean Party?

Amazing visuals: Ocean Party contains brand-new tank and water graphics, a near-lethal dose of special effects, and some new fish to complement your old favorites from Aquarium.

More gameplay: raise and sell exotic fish to earn gold and level up, unlocking new goodies along the way.

Invite your friends: bring 'em in to score extra bonuses and swap free gifts. Your Ocean Party friends don't have to be Gaia members to play.

Scrubbles: Instead of wasting time scrubbing algae off your tank, why not blast it away in an addictive chain-reaction minigame that nets you gold? Best of all, the more friends you have, the more Scrubbles you can play every day.

Ocean Party is completely separate from your Gaia account, but for a limited time, you'll be able to earn some Gaia Gold off all the Ocean Party XP you rake in! Normally Ocean Party and Gaia will be completely separate, so use this opportunity wisely!

Cash In Your Ocean Party XP!

All your favorite Aquarium goodies will still be here on Gaia unchanged, though we do plan to bring over some of Ocean Party's most-requested features in the near future. To learn more, check out our FAQ and feel free to share your suggestions and feedback!

12 EI Report: Shadowlegend, Mizuchi's JewelEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Shadowlegend, Mizuchi's Jewel - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:29 pm

Hi, ladies and gents! I'm still getting used to doing these EI reports without a co-host, but luckily I love the sound of my own voice. Let's put this velvety mezzo-soprano to good use with some big news: as Flynn mentioned earlier, we've got a hot new EI on our hands! The Imaginary Friend, a colorful little companion, is now available in the Cash Shop-- it's still in its first generation, which means you've still got a chance to grab it in its most valuable state.

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We've also got two items evolving: the Shadowlegend continues its dark tale of ninja vengeance. I sure wish Timmy were around to see it, because he loves a good training montage-- this week, our heroes have both found unusual trainers, one a blind swordsman and the other a strange swamp-dweller.

There's an amazing update to Mizuchi's Jewel-- it was a brilliant item to begin with, but now we're really seeing it bursting forth into the major leagues with some gorgeous new headwear, cool belts and mystical animals.

As for my old pal, Timmy-- he's still in his adorable, non-mutant phase, thank heavens, but he never seems to be normal for too long-- I'm hoping he'll start blossoming into him trademark freakishness next time around. That's it for this week! Remember to vote in our poll to let us know which items you like the best.

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

12 Poseidon's Legacy is leaving the Cash Shop soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Poseidon's Legacy is leaving the Cash Shop soon! - [NPC] Flynn Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:02 pm

Hi guys! Just wanted to throw out a quick reminder that Poseidon's Legacy won't be around much longer! It's been our hottest item this month, so they've been flying off the shelves like crazy—if you want to pick one up before we run out, you'll have to grab it before Thursday the 19th.

Each Poseidon's Legacy reveals an amazing treasure from the deep, including Cash Shop favorites, pricey items from the past and great new exclusives like these:

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Ready for one last shot at an adorable Cathulu or a creepy Man2O? Head to the Cash Shop and pick up a Poseidon's Legacy, or save some Cash with a bundle of nine.

Fulfill Poseidon's Legacy


P.S. -- Quick note! We've never really had an official name for items like Poseidon's Legacy, Snow Apple, Love Charm and the like—unofficially, they'd been called RIGs (Random Item Generators), but that sounded a little mechanical. From now on, you might see us refer to them as Chance Items or CIs, since each one lets you take a chance at something amazing. Sounds a little friendlier, right?

15 March's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement March's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:44 pm

Yaaaaaaaayy! It's the 15th! I finally get to open my envelopes!

This month, the Collectibles go back to nature with a pair of forest-inspired items:

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Just because it's not fuzzy doesn't mean the Frog isn't one of the cutest woodland creatures. You can pick one up for an adorably slimy hug, or try on some cozy lily pad accessories.

The Sapphire Plume is a beautiful collection of tribal attire, featuring feathery chest ruffles, gloves, and a sturdy belt. The accompanying bow is perfect for jungle hunts, and the included eye patch should cover up any unfortunate mishaps.

15 Buy Gaia Cash with PayPal, Get the Exclusive Clover Cap!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Buy Gaia Cash with PayPal, Get the Exclusive Clover Cap! - admin Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:25 pm

We wanted to make a special thank-you gift for all of our awesome PayPal supporters, so we whipped up the limited-edition Clover Cap. You can nab this new item with any purchase of Gaia Cash made through PayPal, our preferred method for all online orderin'.


Oh, and the Clover Cap comes in addition to the Crystal Box bonus given with orders of $25 or more.

17 Cash Shop Update: Last Chance for Gambino TreasuresEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Last Chance for Gambino Treasures - [NPC] Flynn Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:50 pm

It's been a dramatic couple weeks here on Gaia, as we're all still mourning the passing of Johnny K. Gambino. As he requested in his will, we're offering some great items from his personal vault: Gambino's Golden Treasures and Gambino's Platinum Treasures. These items have been flying off the shelves, and it looks like I'll run out on Friday. If you wanna grab either or both of these commemorative goodies, you better hurry!

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The sales of these treasures helped fund the construction of the Johnny K. Gambino Memorial Statue, which now stands in tribute to Gaia's greatest citizen. Be sure to pay your respects!

Visit the Cash Shop

17 New Forums: Hot Topics!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Forums: Hot Topics! - admin Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:30 pm

To help bolster communication and make it easier for you to talk about the most exciting things in the universe, we're launching a new forum category called Hot Topics. This section will feature a rotating cast of forums dedicated to whatever's making news, from big events happening in the world to the latest entertainment crazes, like Twilight or the final season of Lost.

Be sure to stop by and join the discussion!

Visit the Hot Topics Forums!

19 Safety Tip: Report and Don’t ReplyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Safety Tip: Report and Don’t Reply - [NPC] Leon Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:10 pm

Hark! Leon here with a very important safety tip. If you ever come across a post in the forums with nasty, inappropriate content, do what I do: Report and Don’t Reply!

Consider it doing a favor for other Gaians. When you reply to a bad thread, it keeps the thread alive for others to see. Just report the offending post or thread and our dedicated mods and admins will clean it up in a jiffy.

What’s that catchphrase again? Report and Don’t Reply!

19 EI Report: Compass of Seidh, Timmy, Seracila PendantEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Compass of Seidh, Timmy, Seracila Pendant - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:36 pm

Welcome to the EI Report, guys and girls! Before we get to the evolutions, I've got some big news: this week, we're releasing our third EI Bundle in the Cash Shop! It gives you one last chance to pick up a bunch of popular discontinued EIs, each fully evolved and ready to wear. It includes four great items, plus an exclusive bonus: the Kottan Bell Reunion, a brand-new extension of the classic EI.

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Inari's Beads
Gimpi
Nartian Rock
Gro-Gain
Kottan Bell Reunion - Exclusive!


This bundle will only be available for a very, very limited time-- if you're looking to snag one, you'd better act fast!

And, of course, we've got a fine crop of items evolving this week. The Seracila Pendant is getting some brilliantly unusual new garments in lovely red and blacks, and the ever-unpredictable Compass of Seidh has a bunch of cool new garments, including gloves, a hat, leggings, a top and even a cool silver wig.

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Last up, my old buddy Timmy is back with a new update... this time, it seems to be, uh, trapped in a barrel of toxic waste. Not one of my finest moments, exactly, but I did what I had to do, sort of. That's it for this week, but remember to stop by our poll and let us know which items you like best!

To get any of these EIs-- or our new Bundle-- just stop by the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

22 Fight Crime with Code Alpha!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Fight Crime with Code Alpha! - [NPC] Meredith Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:24 pm

Ever since Johnny Gambino's murder, working at the bank has been a nightmare—every other day, some hoodlum in a mask waltzes in and tries to steal your hard-earned Gold, knowing old Johnny isn't around to pound them into mush.

I'm not the kind of girl to sit back and watch... so I've taken the law into my own hands and become Alpha Girl, defender of justice!

You can follow my daring adventures with Code Alpha a new chance item that lets you jump into my exciting comic book, battle dastardly villains and walk away with an incredible prize. Each issue of Code Alpha will get you a valuable item, a Cash Shop favorite or, if you're really lucky, one of these heroic exclusives.

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Grab an issue of Code Alpha today, or save some Cash with a bundle of nine. Act soon, citizens, because crime never sleeps!

Experience Code Alpha!

For a closer look at my heroic origins, check out this thrilling mini-comic.

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Click for full size!

24 The 2010 Gaia Convention Tour is Startin' Soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The 2010 Gaia Convention Tour is Startin' Soon! - DJ Helsing Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:05 pm

It's another year, which means another slew of brand-new conventions. This year Gaia will be making 14 action-packed appearances, hitting some of the biggest conventions in North America.

At each stop, we'll be hosting a Gaia Panel and Feedback Session, where you can get to know some of the Gaia staff in person, see previews of upcoming features, check out behind-the-scenes art and ask questions. All Gaian attendees will snag some sweet swag: Gaia Gold, an exclusive event bundle, a special 2010 Convention Tour item, limited-edition Gaia collector cards and a chance to win even more goodies by participating in random games and events.

We'll be announcing upcoming dates very soon, so stay tuned. For more info on where we're going and when, you can always check out our Convention Tour page.

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour

Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

25 The Captain's Cap Item Contest: Let the Voting Begin!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Captain's Cap Item Contest: Let the Voting Begin! - [NPC] Cresento Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:08 pm

I put out the challenge, and you guys came forward with your designs for the perfect airship captain's hat-- the most important part of commanding an airship. After sorting through a sea of entries, the results have been narrowed down to 12 finalists.

To pick the final winner, your assistance is required: it's time for you guys to start blasting out votes all over the place. Vote, tell your friends to vote, and rally behind your favorite entry! The winning finalist will be turned into an item suitable for any would-be airship captains out there, and its designer will walk away with some fine plunder.

Vote for the Captain's Cap Winner

Be sure to get your votes in by Wednesday, March 31st. After that, it'll be too late!

26 EI Report: Imaginary Friend, Dappy DandyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Imaginary Friend, Dappy Dandy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:39 pm

Hi, ladies and gents... time for another edifying lesson on all the latest bizarre item biology! This week, we've got two items evolving: the Dappy Dandy is always gorgeous, but its' really hit a new high this week with some outrageously elegant clothing; this week, Dappy is planning to give a gift to the lovely Dahlia after the recent soiree. The Imaginary Friend is getting its very first evolution today, and EI-watchers are sure to be delighted and a little baffled by its first incarnation: Roberto, an odd little red robot.

Have a look at this week's wonderful evolutions:

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That's it for this week! Make sure to stop by next week for more great updates, and don't forget to vote in our weekly poll to let us know which items you like best!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

30 Convention Tour: Sakura Con & Wonder ConEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Sakura Con & Wonder Con - DJ Helsing Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:05 pm

Convention Tour: Sakura Con & Wonder Con!


As we recently announced, our Convention Tour is back in a big, big way in 2010, and the first two stops are coming up this weekend in San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA!


Wonder Con

Where: Moscone Center South, San Francisco, California

Panel: April 2nd 2010, 1pm – 2pm, Room 103


On April 2nd, we'll be hitting up Wonder Con at Moscone Center South in beautiful San Francisco! Trolley yourselves over and meet us in room 103 from 1PM to 2PM-- we'll be hosting out traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and exciting glimpses toward Gaia's future.

As a bonus, all panel attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box.


Sakura Con

Where: Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA

Panel: April 3rd 2010, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Room 6C

Feedback Session: April 4th 2010, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Room 6C


If the Bay Area climate isn't quite drizzly enough for you, fear not: the next day, we'll jet up to Sakura Con in Seattle's lovely Washington State Convention and Trade Center. You can catch a Gaia Panel from 4:30 to 6:30 in Room 6C, or stop by the same room the next day from 10AM to noon for a Gaia Feedback Session-- a perfect opportunity to contribute the honest feedback and awesome ideas that fuel our site.

As a bonus, all panel attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box.


We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the stops in 2010!

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

30 Cash Shop Update: Springtime Birdies!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Springtime Birdies! - [NPC] Flynn Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:40 pm

Hi, guys! Just wanted to pop in with some quick news: I've got a new set of springtime items hitting the Cash Shop shelves today with a super-sweet bird theme. I just know you're going to adore them. Take a peek:

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Wolfgang Duck - An unbearably cute little ducky... Peyo's going to go nuts when he sees this!

Loyal Jay - A selection of noble, feathered uniform pieces in the gorgeous blue hues of the jay.

Lilac Finch - A lilac-colored batch of delicately gorgeous garments.

You can also pick up the Cheep Bundle, which contains all of the above plus the exclusive Bunny Flop item!


If you like these items as much as I do, you should act fast-- they'll only be in the shop until Tuesday, April 13th, so you'd better get them while you can!

Visit the Cash Shop

31 Ocean Party Gaia Gold Bonus: Now Extended!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Ocean Party Gaia Gold Bonus: Now Extended! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:53 pm

Barrett: Hey, everyone! Due to popular demand, we're extending the Ocean Party XP-to-Gold launch bonus for a while longer. We'll give you a heads-up before it ends, but for now you have even more time to rack up Ocean Party XP and then cash it in for big ol' stacks of Gaia Gold.

Cash In Your Ocean Party XP!

Mirai: Haven't tried Ocean Party yet? It's our super-addictive Facebook aquarium game that's loaded with awesome graphics and special effects, adorable fishy friends, fun minigames and more! There's already tons of Gaians playing, so hurry up and join them already!

Dive Into Ocean Party!

April Edit

01 Our April Fool's event is out!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Our April Fool's event is out! - admin Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:48 pm

Thanks for sticking with us through all the crazy April Fools' errors today. Looks like we've finally got the item working, so try checking it out again. Your Gaia experience should return to normal now.

If you never got a chance to grab the item, please get it while you can!

Claim Your Item


Stay tuned for something a little different tomorrow

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Update: Since certain users are still reporting problems with our April Fools' event, we've created a temporary workaround so affected members can still get the event item. For a short time, any event error pages generated during event will contain an item grant link to claim the event item:

Claim Your Item


If you've already earned the item by playing the event, please don't claim another one; due to a minor server issue, we were only able to create about 3,000 of them, which will barely cover the number of users affected by the glitches. If we run out, our artists will have to create the item from scratch all over again.

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Edit: Good news: the April Fools' event is now all fixed up and ready to go!

However, our server logs indicate that an extremely small percentage of users are experiencing persistent problems reaching our April Fools event. We've been trying to track down the source of the errors, but everything looks fine on our end; if you're still having problems with the event, you might try the following things:

Have you refreshed Gaia by pressing the F5 key?

Have you tried navigating to another site, then returning to Gaia, then navigating to another site, and then returning to Gaia again? Sometimes this works.

Have you flushed your home's electrical cache? This is usually to the left of the water heater.

Have you checked the bottom of your mouse for the FCC compliance logo? While you're at it, you should blow in the bottom to get the dust out.

Have you contacted your local Internet Bureau to ensure that your city legislature has adopted the relevant HTML 5 standards?


If this still doesn't work for you, don't worry. We'll keep looking into the issues and report back if we find any lingering errors.

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Our traditional April Fools' Day mini-event is ready to roll! We're doing something a little different this year, so get ready for some fun, foolishness and some tasty new storyline content.

To get in on all the action and claim your 2010 April Fools' item, just click here:

Join In

(Note: a small percentage of users are reporting being unable to get into the event. This is likely due to normal site load issues, and it should be ironed out within a few minutes. Thanks for your patience.)



  • Icon announceAnnouncement Our April Fool's event is out! - admin Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:27 pm

Bump for updated information. Please look above for original post.

02 Grunny eggs time!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Grunny eggs time! - [NPC] President Diedrich Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:19 pm

Hello!

Did you know grunnies come from an egg? You can eat the eggs, but they taste like sulfur and horse blood.

Well, bye bye!

Oh, and also I hid some eggs. If you find a bunch of them, you get a fun thing!

Bye! Bye bye for real!

02 EI Report: Mizuchi's Jewel, Compass of Seidh, ShadowlegendEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Mizuchi's Jewel, Compass of Seidh, Shadowlegend - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:16 pm

Hi there, everyone! I'm sure you're all busy hunting grunny eggs-- they're cute, but they sure do stink to high heaven. In slightly less fragrant news, we've got a particularly fantastic EI update this week.

Shadowlegend brings us another action-packed flurry of ninja insanity-- looks like the young hero and heroine are beginning to come into their own. This week, they've got some iconic costumes and accessories that are sure to please fans. Elsewhere, the Compass of Seidh is seeing a truly inspired evolution with beautiful, versatile new accessories in black and yellow. Last up, Mizuchi's Jewel has another colorful update-- if you were guessing it would feature a giant cucumber, congratulations! You got it right!

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That's it for this week! Before you go, don't forget to stop by our weekly poll and let us know what you think of the new poses. Have a great weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

02 Cash Shop Update: A New Arrival, Plus Some DeparturesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: A New Arrival, Plus Some Departures - [NPC] Flynn Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:21 pm

Hiya! Just wanted to stop by with a super-quick Cash Shop Update. There's a brand-new item available today: the very green Stitches the Grick. Like all trusty companions, this adorable little friend can double as a tasty snack.

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Get Stitches the Grick

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


We've also got quite a few items leaving the shop. Look for this one to depart on April 6th:

EI bundle #3, which includes Inari's Beads, Gimpi, Nartian Rock, Gro-Gain and the new Kottan Bell Reunion item.

And this week's bird-themed bonanza of items will be flying away on April 13th. Catch 'em while you can!

Wolfgang Duck
Loyal Jay
Lilac Finch
Cheep Bundle, which includes all of the above plus the exclusive Bunny Flop.

05 Earn some Gaia Cash with our improved offers!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Earn some Gaia Cash with our improved offers! - admin Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:24 pm

Have you checked out our offers page lately? It's a quick way to earn some Gaia Cash without spending money, or grab big Gaia Cash bonuses just for doing stuff you might have planned on anyway (like signing up for Netflix or GameFly).

Offers are also working better than ever. We've been keeping an eye on your feedback, and we're working hard to make sure our offers are clean, fair and reliable. We've removed some inappropriate or annoying offers, and we've replaced one of the companies that serves up offers with a new one that should work much better for Gaia.

Earn some Gaia Cash!

If you still see any inappropriate offers popping up, please take a moment to report them in this thread.

06 Shops Update: New Hairstyles and ShoesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shops Update: New Hairstyles and Shoes - [NPC] Vanessa Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:09 pm

Good news, my pretties! I just wrapped up an internet cosmetology class and learned a whole new range of fantastic hairstyles. If you wanna look like a million Gold, then you better come see me in Salon Durem. I'll have you looking fresh and sexy in no time.

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While you're updating your look, don't forget to stop by the other shops. Gambino Outfitters, Durem Depot, H&R Wesley, Jock Strap and Ruby's Rack are all sporting some brand-new footwear.

Ciao, my darlings! Stay beautiful!

Visit the Shops

08 Cash Shop Update: Spring Wedding Attire & Lala the KoalaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Spring Wedding Attire & Lala the Koala - [NPC] Flynn Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:36 pm

Hiya, gang! Just stopping by to let you know about some new goodies available in the Cash Shop. We've got two great wedding options and an extremely huggable new plushie.

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The lovely flowing Spring Bride dress is perfect for outdoor weddings, while the Spring Groom suit provides a modern, manly counterpart.

Lala the Koala Plushie pays tribute to the noble koala bear, which is just now returning from deep hibernation to resume its voracious consumption of eucalyptus.

On a related note, the Winter Bride and Winter Groom items will be leaving the Cash Shop next week on the 15th. If you'd like to pick up any or all of these great items for yourself or a friend, just come see me.

Visit the Cash Shop

09 EI Report: Seracila Pendant, TimmyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Seracila Pendant, Timmy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:11 pm

Ready for the weekend, everyone? Before you crazy kids get out on your ziplines and water-skis, or whatever you do nowadays, how about we take a minute to check out this week's evolving items?

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First up, we've a rather spectacular update to the Seracila Pendant featuring an intense, dark purple color scheme. I can see this being a very sought-after item, since it contains some unique wing poses and a very cool hairstyle.

And, uhh... well, I feel a little awkward showing this one off, since it's not one of the proudest moments in my history, but there's a new update to Timmy. This time, he's still stuck in the barrel of toxic waste that I sort of accidentally trapped him in because he was being annoying, and it's starting to get all warped and messed-up. I think we all know what's going to happen next.

That's all the item for this week, ladies and gentlemen. Make sure you stop by our EI poll to let us know which items you like best!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

09 Last Call for Code Alpha!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last Call for Code Alpha! - [NPC] Meredith Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:34 pm

My crime-fighting adventures are wrapping up soon, so you'd better act fast if you want to get in on the action. April 14 is your last chance to pick up an issue of Code Alpha and score an awesome item, including Cash Shop favorites, rare valuables and brand-new exclusives.

Don't miss your chance to own some seriously heroic-lookin' items!

Kick Ass with Code Alpha

12 The Captain's Cap: We Have a Winner!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Captain's Cap: We Have a Winner! - [NPC] Cresento Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:14 pm

The long saga of the Captain's Cap Contest has finally come to a close. After some strenuous vote counting, it appears Emo Scratches is our triumphant winner! Her stunning entry has been transformed into a very respectable hat, available now in Barton Boutique.

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But what's this-- there are three additional hats from the contest? It seems Gaia's intrepid artists were inspired by the quality of the finalists, and decided to make items for the two runners-up and one other finalist. The designs of second-place winner BLooDSHoT, third-place winner IceistJinxx and staff pick Longduck have all been immortalized as items.

Check out the Captain's Cap

13 Gaia's softball team is back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia's softball team is back! - admin Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:36 pm

When you think "Gaia Online," what's the first thing that pops into your head? That's right: athletic prowess. And with the weather warming up, we're getting ready to put our taut, Olympian bodies on display for another action-packed softball season!

Gaians Gone Wild!, our official company softball team, will be coming back with a new lineup, new team jerseys and a renewed lust for victory. Since a surprisingly enthusiastic Gaian following popped up last season, we thought we'd collect some feedback on how we can better serve our fan needs. Should we webcast our games? Sell GGW! merchandise? Swing by the GGW! blog entry and let us know:

Tell Us What You Think!

14 My Gaia: changes coming soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement My Gaia: changes coming soon! - admin Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:13 pm

Our overhauled My Gaia page launched last week, and it was met with, shall we say, less than universal acclaim. We've been paying close attention to your feedback, and we'll be ironing out some of the issues very soon.

The changes to My Gaia were just the first step in an evolution of the page, which will hopefully make it more accessible, useful and functional. Additional details are here. As always, we appreciate your input.

Thanks for being patient as we iron out these issues, and again, look for some feedback-based changes coming very soon.

14 New Bonus: Sisky the Wombat Free with any $25 Cash CardEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Bonus: Sisky the Wombat Free with any $25 Cash Card - admin Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:54 pm

There's a super-special treat available from April 15 through May 15: when you buy any $25 Gaia Cash Card, you'll get the limited-edition Sisky the Wombat bonus item. This adorable little fuzzball comes packed snugly inside the Crystal Box, featured prominently on the card.


Attention Walmart Shoppers:

Gaia Cash Cards are moving to a brand-new location inside Walmart. You can now find them nestled firmly in the bosom of the electronics section, among the shiny TVs and other assorted technological marvels.

Find Gaia Cash Cards

15 April's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement April's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:17 pm

Arrgh! The wait is killliiinnng meeeeee... can I open my envolopes yet? Pleeeeeaaaase?

April's Collectibles dig deep into the pages of ancient folklore to bring you a new twist on some classic characters:

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The Harbinger of Pestilence isn't a guy you want to meet in a dark alley, unless you're comfortable with some light plaguing and a few swarms of locusts. Includes his golden sword, his ornate armor and his trademark locust plague.

The beautiful Princess Kaguya once lived on the moon, but after being cast down to the planet below, tales of her beauty spread far and wide. Includes her gorgeous robes, her flowing hair and her adorable lunar attendants.

16 Earth Day 2010: Start Celebratin'!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Earth Day 2010: Start Celebratin'! - [NPC] President Diedrich Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:01 pm

Hello!

Did you know that April 22nd is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day? It really is. You can celebrate by visiting me in the new fact-filled forest hangout. There's even a tree to climb! Click below or pick the "Earth Day Forest Stage" link from the "World" menu up top!

Visit the Earth Day Forest


I know something else, too. Did you know that there's a new Earth Day item in the Cash Shop?

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The limited-edition Gift of the Colibri boasts a hardy collection of nature-themed goodness: leafy garments, a handy tote bag, colorful wings, a bright-red hibiscus flower and an adorable hummingbird companion. It's only available until the 23rd, so act fast. Ten percent of all proceeds from this item will go to Conservation International, a good earthy cause.

Gift of the Colibri

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


You can also talk about Earth and recycling and preserving nature in the new Earth Day forum! Please do not talk about other planets there.

Check out the Earth Day Forum

Ok, that is all! I'm going to the forest now. See you there.

Bye bye!

16 EI Report: Compass of Seidh, Imaginary Friend, Dappy DandyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Compass of Seidh, Imaginary Friend, Dappy Dandy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:01 pm

Welcome to the EI Report, ladies and gentlemen. I hope your Friday is going well-- have you visited Diedrich in the Earth Day Forest yet? Thought I'd interrupt the ecological festivity for a second to give you the latest EI news. We've got three great items evolving this week:

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Dappy Dandy 9th Gen. - The Dandy has always represented the ultimate in highfalutin fashion, but as it nears its final evolution, it's really starting to go over the swingset! This week's update includes some of the ritziest garments ever seen on Gaia.

Imaginary Friend 3rd Gen - I don't really know what to say about this one, ladies and gentlemen. It pretty much speaks for itself, doesn't it? It speaks for itself and I love it.

Compass of Seidh 6th Gen - Another great evolution as the tale of the Compass continues. This week, the bearer of the Compass has been attacked by an unknown dragon while weathering a storm in the desert.


You can get all these great EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop! By the way, don't forget to vote in our weekly EI poll to let us know which ones you like best. Have a great weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

20 New Chance Item: Take the Stage with the Perfect TragedyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Chance Item: Take the Stage with the Perfect Tragedy - [NPC] Ivan Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:18 pm

After spending a busy few days counting all your hard-earned tax dollars, I've been looking forward to relaxing with my favorite pastime: heckling the theater. As luck would have it, a young actor and playwright is working feverishly to finish his masterpiece. Finally, something new to yell at!

If you can help young William complete the Perfect Tragedy, you'll walk away with an amazing item. Just be careful, because William isn't above borrowing wholesale from the classics.

Whether you achieve success and make it to the encore or fizzle out before the curtains close, you'll take home an awesome rarity, Cash Shop favorite or one of these brand-new theatrical treasures.

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Experience the Perfect Tragedy!

22 Gaia Meet-Ups are a Go! Come hang out with us!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Meet-Ups are a Go! Come hang out with us! - DJ Helsing Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:57 pm

Gaia Meet-Ups are a Go!

After a lot of hard work and planning, we're pleased to announce the first three official Gaia Meet-ups are a go! You can attend our inaugural get-together on May 1st in sunny Tempe, Arizona. Aside from a whole bunch of your fellow Gaians, there'll be plenty of cheap games, free pizza, free Gaia Gold and some exclusive goodies.

When:

Saturday, May 1st, 2:30-4:30pm.

Where:

GameWorks
5000 Arizona Mills Circle Ste. 669
Tempe, AZ 85282

For the full scoop on this and all upcoming Gaia Meet-ups and Conventions, check out our Conventions page:

Gaia Conventions & Meet-Ups!

Want to suggest a location for a future Gaia Meet-up? Just stop by this forum and share your ideas.

Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

21 New PayPal Bonus Item: Monarch Butterfly Headphones!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New PayPal Bonus Item: Monarch Butterfly Headphones! - admin Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:05 pm

There's a brand-new bonus item available when you purchase $25 or more worth of Gaia Cash through PayPal: the Monarch Butterfly Headphones. These bad boys come in place of the Crystal Box, which will no longer be available through PayPal.


Get Gaia Cash through PayPal!

You can still snag the Crystal Box (currently featuring the adorable marsupial wonder Sisky the Wombat) by purchasing any $25 Gaia Cash Card.

Find Gaia Cash Cards

23 Evolving Item Report: Shadowlegend & Mizuchi's JewelEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Evolving Item Report: Shadowlegend & Mizuchi's Jewel - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:26 pm

Hey, everyone! It's Friday again, so that means another stroll through the land of evolving items. We've got two excellent evolutions happening this week, including a finale. Let's take a look, shall we?

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Mizuchi's Jewel - It wouldn't be an epic finale without a ton of poses, would it? Look for appearances by a scary turtle lady, an amazing dragon, plus new skins, wigs, kimonos and more.


Shadowlegend - This evolution is packin' one of the most memorable chests in all of kung-fu cinema, plus some... umm... very deadly looking assassin attire.


You can grab either of these great EIs-- and tons of other goodies-- in the Cash Shop! Remember to stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you liked best. See you next Friday!

Get Your Evolving Items

26 Cash Shop Update: Hermes' Moon Returns for One Week Only!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Hermes' Moon Returns for One Week Only! - [NPC] Flynn Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:51 pm

Hiya, gang! We've got a great treat for you: one of the most popular EIs ever, Hermes' Moon, is returning to the Cash Shop for one week only!

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Hermes' Moon: Aspiration boasts a new generation of the classic EI with all its poses unlocked and ready to wear. If you're super lucky, you might get the ultra-rare Mercury Moon instead, which features silver-colored versions of all the Hermes' Moon poses.

If you wanna grab one of the greatest EIs of all time, act fast! Hermes' Moon: Aspiration leaves the Cash Shop on the 3rd of May!

Get Hermes' Moon: Aspiration Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


Note: Hermes' Moon: Aspiration appears in the "special" section of your inventory. Crack it open to claim your item!

28 Art Contest: Design a zOMG! Splash Screen!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Art Contest: Design a zOMG! Splash Screen! - [NPC] Leon Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:40 pm

Hold it right there, citizen! I have an urgent bulletin from the zOMG! authorities:

If you're an artist, here's your chance to win some great prizes and get your work admired by thousands: we want you to submit a splash screen for zOMG! (the artwork that shows when the game is loading). The best one will win an ultra-rare zOMG! item, and the runners-up will score some fortune and glory.


For the full details, head over to this thread:

Enter the zOMG! Splash Screen Contest

28 Gaia Meet-Ups: come hang out with us in Tempe, Arizona!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Meet-Ups: come hang out with us in Tempe, Arizona! - DJ Helsing Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:17 pm

Meet Ups: Tempe, AZ!


Just a reminder: very soon, we'll be hitting up Tempe, Arizona for a Gaia Meet-Up! Stop by to meet your fellow Gaians and enjoy plenty of cheap games, free pizza, free Gaia Gold and some exclusive goodies.

Meet Ups: Tempe, AZ

When:

Saturday, May 1st, 2:30-4:30pm.

Where:

GameWorks
5000 Arizona Mills Circle Ste. 669
Tempe, AZ 85282

On May 1st, we'll be hitting up GameWorks at the Arizona Mills Mall in beautiful Tempe, Arizona! Head on over and meet us from 2:30PM to 4:30PM-- we'll be hosting a fun packed Meet Up, complete with plenty of free food, prizes, video game tournaments and an exciting glimpses toward Gaia's future.

As a bonus, all attendees will receive a special limited-edition Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold, an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box and all new Gaia collector cards.

For the full scoop on this and all upcoming Gaia Meet-ups and Conventions, check out our Conventions page:

Gaia Conventions & Meet-Ups!

Want to suggest a location for a future Gaia Meet-up? Just stop by this forum and share your ideas.

Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention & Meet Up Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

28 Cash Shop Update: New Dramatic Theatre Troupe Items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Dramatic Theatre Troupe Items! - [NPC] Flynn Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:21 pm

Hiya gang! As a nice companion to the Perfect Tragedy chance item, we're packin' even more theatrical goodness into the Cash Shop. Check out these brand-new items sure to please any aspiring thespians.

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William the Playwright - Everything you need to look like a playwright: a fancy shirt, a dramatic coat, puffy pants, golden tights, boots and a snazzy quill pen.


Duchess Delacour - Steal the show with this great collection that includes a fluffy ruff, embroidered corset, layered skirt, cascading sleeves, delicate headpiece and pearl-embedded wig. There's even some perfume for freshening up.


William's Stage Rapier - A swift rapier perfectly crafted for simulated stage combat.


Butterfly's Stage Rapier - A sharp silver rapier good for pretend battles to the death and casual stabbings.


Captain's Stage Rapier - A dark sword ideal for roguish antagonists and ne'er-do-wells in general.


Dramatic Troupe Bundle - A bundle boasting all of the above items, plus the exclusive theatre-lovin' dog Puggleston.


All of these goodies will be available in the Cash Shop until May 12th, so get 'em while you can! Don't forget, you can still grab Perfect Tragedy if you're hankerin' for even more theatre attire.

Visit the Cash Shop

29 My Gaia: we've made some changes!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement My Gaia: we've made some changes! - admin Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:09 pm

Based on your feedback, we've made some big changes to our My Gaia page:

You can control which notices you see in your My Gaia Settings page.
The Friends module is back by popular demand.
The My Stats module has triumphantly returned.
We've fixed the issue with double notices/emails.
Trade requests show up in the bubble again.


These are up and running today, so you can head over to My Gaia to see them in action.

Thanks for all your suggestions! We're hoping these changes will do a lot to improve the page, but we always welcome additional feedback for future My Gaia updates. If you have any ideas, please stop by our feedback thread-- we take requests!

29 EI Report: Timmy, Compass of Seidh & Dappy Dandy's FinaleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Timmy, Compass of Seidh & Dappy Dandy's Finale - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:58 pm

Pause your Friday revelry for a sec, ladies and gentlemen: it's EI time! We've got four great items to highlight, including a spectacular finale for a popular favorite. Have a look:

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Timmy: Well, this is a little awkward. Remember when I shoved Timmy in that barrel of toxic waste? Well, he seems to be starting his strange mutation this week...

Compass of Seidh: The epic quest of the Compass of Seidh continues-- this week, valkyries have been summoned to fight the menacing wyvern.

Dappy Dandy: Last up, the astounding conclusion to the Dappy Dandy. It's always been a high-class item, but the finale-- in which the heroic Gentleman forever wins his beloved Dahlia.

Hermes' Moon: Aspiration: The super-limited return of Hermes' Moon is almost gone. You've got until Monday to grab this special pack, which gives you either a new fully-unlocked generation of the classic EI or a chance to win the ultra-rare Mercury Moon instead.

You can grab all these EIs and tons of other cool stuff in the Cash Shop! And if you've got a second, please stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you liked best. See you next time!


Get Your Evolving Items

May Edit

03 SparklesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Sparkles - [NPC] Saiph & Hatsya Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:44 pm

Saiph: I feel....kind of weird.. o_O

Hatsya: ... *sweatdrop*

04 Phin Phang Refresh Coming Soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Phin Phang Refresh Coming Soon! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Tue May 04, 2010 4:00 pm

Mirai: Hi everybody! We're just stopping by to let you know about some small changes coming to Phin Phang.

Barrett: That's right, Mirai. We're going to be shifting around the inventory to make room for some new fishy friends, and also phase out some older fish.

Mirai: We don't want to overfish the seas, so we're giving some of the older guys a break.

Barrett: We're gonna go get started on moving stuff around. You'll be able to see all the changes-- and new fish-- in a few days!

Go Fish Shoppin'!

Mirai: We'll be rotating the inventory more often to keep things fresh. Well, that's all for now. Good luck with your aquariums, everyone!

Barrett: Bye bye!

05 Aquarium Update: A Medley of New FishEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium Update: A Medley of New Fish - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Wed May 05, 2010 3:41 pm

Mirai: Hey everybody! We've got some great news, guys: new fish are here!

Barrett: You may have seen some of these seafolk hanging out in Ocean Party, but they've finally made their way back to Gaia Aquarium.

Mirai: So tell us about them, Mr. Marine Biologist!

Barrett: Well, in the interest of full disclosure, my degree in marine biology comes from an unaccredited uni--

Mirai: Nobody cares about that, buster!

Barrett: Oh! Whoops, sorry. Anyway, we've got:

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Mantaray: These mysterious and enigmatic creatures glide through the water thanks to their unique shape. It's quite a sight!

Pirate Starfish: Years of rowdy behavior, swashbuckling and software piracy have created a grizzled starfish with a missing arm and eye, not to mention a severe vitamin C deficiency.

Zoey: This captivating sealady is as pretty as a mermaid, though she's clearly something else entirely.


Mirai: That's quite a collection!

Barrett: It really is! Oh, and as mentioned the other day, a few older fish will be leaving the shop soon. We wanna keep our inventory fresh, so we'll be rotating critters in and out more frequently!

Mirai: Well, I think that does it for us. You can get any of these adorable new fishy friends from Phin Phang right now!

Get Some New Fish!

Barrett: Bye bye, everyone!

06 EI Report: Secret Retreat, Seracila, Imaginary FriendEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Secret Retreat, Seracila, Imaginary Friend - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu May 06, 2010 4:01 pm

Like the beautiful gargoyle emerging from the ugly lizard, the strange biological ballet of evolution goes on! We've got two items evolving this week, plus the the debut of the brand-new Secret Retreat .

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Secret Retreat: New! This mysterious resort caters to the upper crust, but its fancy surface hides a dark secret. If you act fast, you can grab a first-generation Secret Retreat in the Cash Shop... remember: first-gen items get all the newest updates first!

Seracila Pendant: The practical, hard-working Capricorn is represented this week with a set of fantasy businesswear, perfect for a quarterly budget meeting with a minotaur.

Imaginary Friend: Who says two eyes are better than one? Despite their lack of depth perception, the loyalty of giant cyclopean birds is legendary. Grab a beak and tail feathers and prepare to do the funky chicken alongside your fanciful fowl friend.


Scurry on over to grab a first-generation Secret Retreat and plenty of other EIs in the Gaia Cash Shop. Plus, don't forget to stop by the weekly EI poll and let us know which EIs are tickling your awesomebone.

Get Your Evolving Items Now!

10 Gaia Manga: A New ManEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Manga: A New Man - admin Mon May 10, 2010 7:03 pm

The latest edition of Gaia's manga is now fully released! This episode picks up right after the shocking murder of Johnny Gambino, Gaia's richest man. His son, Gino, has stowed away on an airship, and is still unaware of his father's death. Now, it seems as though Gino's being hunted as well...

Read the Manga!


As always, you can stop by Gaia Community Discussion for all your plot gossip needs!

10 The Perfect Tragedy is closing soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Perfect Tragedy is closing soon! - [NPC] Flynn Mon May 10, 2010 4:02 pm

If you want a shot at theatrical fame, the window is closing fast: on Friday, May 14, the Perfect Tragedy will be leaving the Cash Shop!

Now's your last chance to guide playwright William through the trials of dramaturgy—if you help him craft his masterpiece, you'll walk away with an incredible item. It could be a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable item or one of these new exclusives:


Don't miss out—grab a Perfect Tragedy today, or save some Cash with a bundle!

Experience the Perfect Tragedy!

10 Social Daily Chance: Invite Friends, Get Better Items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Social Daily Chance: Invite Friends, Get Better Items! - admin Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:17 pm

Sick of getting bugs, trash, starter items and %&$@ing pancakes in the Daily Chance? Well, we've heard your wails of agony, and we're putting the power to get better stuff in your hands.

In a few short days we'll be restocking the Daily Chance cart with better items and odds... but there's a catch: to jump up to higher item tiers, you'll need to grab some pals-- the more friends you successfully invite, the more Gold and cool items you can get. Here's how it breaks down:

0 invites: The standard stuff. 5-10 Gold, bugs, trash, starter items, etc.

3 invites Payouts of 20 Gold and up, wearable items worth up to 500 Gold, no starter items, no trash/bugs/flowers (you'll still get ink!).

10 invites: Payouts of 50 Gold and up, wearable items worth up to 2000 Gold, aquarium fish, exclusive Daily Chance items and better odds of getting the good stuff.

25 invites: Payouts of 100 Gold and up, high-end shops items, aquarium fish, the rarest Daily Chance items, new exclusives, better odds and a chance to win 1 million Gold.


Remember: for your invites to count, the people you invite will actually have to register and use Gaia; you can't just put in a bunch of random fake email accounts or register a bunch of mules.

Keep your eyes peeled! We'll be introducing these changes later this week.

Important Note: Lately, there's been a scam going around involving a phony "Beta Daily Chance," which phishes for passwords by tricking people into thinking they're trying out a new Daily Chance system. Remember: the real Daily Chance will never ask for your password or take you away from gaiaonline.com. If you ever get a popup asking for your password, some doofus is trying to trick you.

11 Spread Some Feelings with Gaia Ecards!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Spread Some Feelings with Gaia Ecards! - admin Tue May 11, 2010 3:31 pm

If you’ve got it, flaunt it—and now we have a new feature to help you get the word out!

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When you save your avatar you’ll have the option to send an ecard with a snapshot of your newest look and a personal message. Don't keep all your cuteness to yourself; that’s just greedy.

Send an Ecard to Your Friends!

11 Convention Tour: Anime Central!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Anime Central! - DJ Helsing Mon May 10, 2010 5:30 pm

Convention Tour: Anime Central!


Our Convention Tour is back in a big, big way in 2010, and the next stop is coming up this weekend! All you lucky residents of the Chicago metropolitan area take note: this weekend, we're heading to Anime Central in Rosemont, IL!


Anime Central

Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL

Panel: May 15th 2010, 4:30pm – 6:00pm Rosemont AB (Panels 1)

Feedback Social: May 16th 2010, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Rosemont AB (Panels 1)



On May 15th, we'll be hitting up Anime Central at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in beautiful Rosemont, IL! Head on over and meet us in Rosemont AB (Panels 1) from 4:30pm – 6:00pm -- we'll be hosting out traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and exciting glimpses toward Gaia's future. Also be sure to stop by the same room the next day from 1:00pm - 3:00pm for a Gaia Feedback Social-- a perfect opportunity to contribute the honest feedback and awesome ideas that fuel our site.

As a bonus, all panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box.


We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the stops in 2010!

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

11 Fashion Insider: catch a glimpse of upcoming items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Fashion Insider: catch a glimpse of upcoming items! - admin Tue May 11, 2010 7:22 pm

Psst-- want a glimpse at some soon-to-be released items? Of course you do. And I'm sure you'd love some useful fashion advice, right? Right?

Well, you're in luck: this week, we're kicking off our new Fashion Insider column with a couple of enlightening articles by two of Gaia's most fashionable moderators, Racheling and Sheer Immortal. Stop in for an in-depth look at the upcoming Sushi Master set, plus some awesome tips for new Gaians and budget shoppers.

Check it Out!

12 Cash & Gold Shop Update: New Food & Service ItemsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash & Gold Shop Update: New Food & Service Items[NPC] Flynn Wed May 12, 2010 5:15 pm -

Big news, guys: I've got TWO fantastic updates today! There's one in the Cash Shop, featuring some great food-themed items (you saw a preview of one of them in yesterday's Fashion Insider), and a whole bunch of new stuff in the Gold Shops, too!

First up, let's see what's new in the Cash Shop:

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Sushi Master: Everything you need to look like a master sushi chef, including a set of real sharp knives. The perfect wardrobe for handling lots of raw meat.

Cupcake Confection: An adorably sweet strawberry and chocolate ensemble complete with a dress, hat, bloomers, boots, apron and a tasty cupcake.

Banquet Bundle: Get all of the above items plus the exclusive Fruitkerchief, which comes with four great flavors.

Visit the Cash Shop

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


But wait, there's more! (I've always wanted to say that). The Gold Shops are also getting some great new stuff, too:

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You can stop by Durem Depot and H&R Wesley to pick up the new Maid and Butler sets, featuring some timeless, high-class outfits that'll make you feel like a servant to the stars. There are also some cute new food trays covered with delicious-looking cake and beverages available from Barton Boutique and the Barton Flowershoppe.

Go Shoppin'

14 EI Report: Compass of SeidhEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Compass of Seidh - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 14, 2010 1:46 pm

Friday's here, and that means it's time for another EI Report. This week's edition is short and sweet, highlighting the latest evolutionary leaps from the Compass of Seidh.

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Compass of Seidh: After the wyvern from the last evolution escaped, our hero encounters Heimdall, legendary gentleman of lore. This generation sports some poses from his mythic wardrobe, including horns, a colorful headband, his signature Gjallarhorn and a whole lot more.

You can grab the Compass and oodles of other great items from the Cash Shop. If you have a moment, be sure to stop by our weekly poll and let us know which EI is your current favorite. See you guys next week!

Get Your Evolving Items

15 May's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement May's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Fri May 14, 2010 6:01 pm

Yaaaaay! It's the 15th, so time to shred open those envelopes!

May's Collectibles are here, bringing a delightful mix of the adorable and the cosmic.

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Bani the Bunny makes for an adorable frolicking partner, and also comes with some matching clothes: leg and arm warmers, a quilted sweater and a big fuzzy hat.

Wrap yourself in the night sky with the Lunar Sash. The mantle, scarf, and sash show twinkling stars against a dark blue background, while the pendant and Mark of Lunaris glow bright.

These great items are available this month only, so be sure to grab 'em!

19 CI: Experience Luna's Incense!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement CI: Experience Luna's Incense! - [NPC] Ivan Tue May 18, 2010 3:39 pm

I'm a pretty busy guy. When you spend ninety hours a week auditing deadbeats and seizing property, you've got to take your recreation where you get it—in my case, while I'm asleep. That's why I'm glad I met Luna, this strange woman who sells the most extraordinary incense.

Luna's Incense comes in many exotic scents, from cedar to dragon's blood—but you'll never know what you're getting until you try it. When you fall asleep to the strange aromas, you'll drift into a vivid dream... some dreams are sweet, but others are horrifying nightmares.

Whether your dream is pleasant or terrifying, you'll always wake up with an amazing new item in your hand. It could be a Cash Shop favorite, a rare treasure or one of these brand-new exclusives.

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You can grab Luna's Incense now in the Cash Shop, or go for a better deal with a bundle of nine:

Experience Luna's Incense

19 Convention Tour: Fanime!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Fanime! - DJ Helsing Wed May 19, 2010 5:24 pm

Convention Tour: Fanime!


The next stop on our Convention Tour is coming up this weekend: we'll be stopping at Fanime in San Jose, CA! Since Fanime is our home convention, you can expect to see a whole bunch of Gaia staffers lurking among the crowd (you'll know us by our dignified airs and our uncommon attractiveness).

Fanime

Where: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA

Panel: May 29th 2010, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Panels 3

Feedback Social: May 30th 2010, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Panels 3

Social Gathering: May 31st 2010, 12:00pm – 2:00pm Outdoor Patio adjacent to the SJCC concourse on the Marriott Side



On May 29th, we'll be hitting up Fanime at the San Jose Convention Center in sunny San Jose! Head on over and meet us in Panels 3 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm -- we'll be hosting our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and exciting glimpses at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by the same room the next day from 5:00pm - 7:00pm for a Gaia Feedback Social-- a perfect opportunity to contribute the honest feedback and awesome ideas that fuel our site. If you have some spare time on Monday be sure to stop by the Gaia Social Gathering at the Outdoor Patio adjacent to the SJCC concourse on the Marriott Side from 12:00pm - 2:00pm to socialize and hang out with your fellow Gaians.

As a bonus, all panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box.


We hope to see you there, but even if you can't make it in person, we'll be hosting a live video webcast of the Gaia panel! Stop by this blog post for the full details and to view the Panel live on Saturday!

And, who knows, we might be stopping by your neck of the woods soon-- for the full list of upcoming events, visit our Gaia Convention Tour homepage:

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

21 EI Report: Timmy, ShadowlegendEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Timmy, Shadowlegend - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 21, 2010 5:26 pm

Hi, everyone. Hope your Friday is going well so far-- it's about to get better with some awesome EI news! We've got two items evolving today, including my personal favorite: my former sidekick. Have a look:

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Timmy : The poor little fella's mutations are getting more grotesque. This week, he's got some gigantic bushbaby eyes, plus a little screaming mouth.

Shadowlegend : The brutal tale of ninja justice continues! This week, our heroes meet the legendary warriors Saul Badman and Ditzy-- you can claim their attire, which includes some iconic fighting outfits.

You can snag these great EIs and many more from the Cash Shop. If you have a moment, be sure to stop by our weekly poll and let us know which EI you're digging most this week. See you next time!

Get Your Evolving Items

24 Cash Shop: Some delicious items leaving soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop: Some delicious items leaving soon! - [NPC] Flynn Mon May 24, 2010 6:58 pm

Just a quick reminder, ladies and gentlemen: those delicious Cash Shop items from a couple of weeks ago will be leaving the shop soon! On Wednesday, May 26th, all this cool stuff will be outta here:

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Act fast-- this is your last chance to grab the Sushi Master, Cupcake Confection, Bento Bunny, Gourmet Bundle and Banquet Bundle!

Visit the Cash Shop

26 Cash Shop Update: Animated Items are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Animated Items are here! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed May 26, 2010 5:49 pm

Mintaka: Hello, Gaialings! Flynn is off taking a permanent vacation, so Rigel and I are here to make the Cash Shop shine and sparkle like never before.

Rigel: Today we're busting out something new and glorious: limited-edition Animated Items.

Mintaka: Our dear sweet siblings Saiph and Hatsya made these shiny gems, but obviously they couldn't have done it without us.

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Sweet Charming Blush adds a concentrated dosage of cuteness to your face with adorable rosy-red cheeks.


Baron the Lively Owl will perch atop your head when he's not flying circles around you.


Bedazzle the area above your skull with the Spectacular Golden Halo, which shoots sparks, glows brightly and looks magnificent as heck.

Mintaka: Careful, because the first-ever Animated Items are only available until June 3rd. The magic involved with these things is very experimental, so they'll only animate in the forums, header and profles (not in Rally, zOMG!, etc.), and they'll only stay animated until the end of June. After that, they turn into cool-lookin' static items.

Get Your Animated Items

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!

Read the Story Behind Animated Items


Rigel: If you'd like to win some Animated Items, be sure to enter the Manga Mash-Up Contest by submitting your cleverest, goofiest and coolest takes on the recent saga of Saiph, Hatsya, Mintaka and myself.

Mintaka: Got some thoughts on Animated Items? Stop by our feedback thread and let us know!

28 EI Report: Compass of Seidh, Imaginary Friend, SeracilaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Compass of Seidh, Imaginary Friend, Seracila - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 28, 2010 2:08 pm

I don't have to remind you what day it is, ladies and gentlemen-- you've been waiting all week, and it's time for EIs! We've got three items evolving this time around, including the second-to-last Seracila evolution and another strange visit from your Imaginary Friend...

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Seracila Pendant: The Pendant is nearing its final evolution! This week, you can add some dazzle to your avatar with some magical, ethereal garments.

Compass of Seidh: This week, the Compass drapes your avatar in gorgeous white and gold garments, including armlets and anklets and a shimmering golden wand.

Imaginary Friend: Uh oh, looks like Gertie's here. Things always get a little weird when Gertie's around, but at least you can keep yourself amused with some scaly skin and dragon claws.


You can grab these EIs and plenty of other stuff at the Cash Shop. And be sure to vote in our weekly poll and let us know which EI you like the best. Bye, guys!

Get Your Evolving Items

28 Fashion Insider: take an in-depth look at Baron the Owl!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Fashion Insider: take an in-depth look at Baron the Owl! - admin Fri May 28, 2010 6:15 pm

Hope everyone is having a delightful Friday (and, if you're in the USA, getting ready for an even more delightful three-day weekend). We just wanted to pop in with a quick reminder that there's a new edition of Fashion Insider! If you missed it last time, it's a new feature where Gaia's fashionable mods give some helpful advice and detailed info about items and avatar fashion.

This time, we've got two features: Casrial gives you an in-depth look at Baron the Lively Owl, one of our first Animated Items, and OddBird explores the greasy possibilities of the "glistening skin" pose of the Lusty Scoundrel MC.

Read Fashion Insider: Volume 2

28 Gaians Gone Wild: Member Appreciation Night!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Member Appreciation Night! - [NPC] Liam Fri May 28, 2010 6:31 pm

Hey Gaians!

Ever wanted to meet the Gaia staff and see some Gaians Gone Wild!? I know I do. I had a hot date for that Tuesday ( 6/8 ) but I canceled to make time to see GGW. That sounds awesome!

Oh, what? GGW is Gaia's company softball team? That's even better! I love softball! I guess I knew that already...

Everyone's invited to come out and cheer on the team for the 3rd Annual Member Appreciation Night on Tuesday June 8! Here's the info:

Member Appreciation Night (MAN!!!)
Tuesday, June 8th at 6PM (California time)
Twin Creeks Sports Complex, Field #1
969 East Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale CA.


Those Gaia dudes will have all kinds of fun stuff going on, so please try to stop by if you're in the area. Bring an awesome sign to cheer on the GGW -- the best or funniest will win a prize. Same goes for furthest-traveled and best costume, so dress to impress! Of course, with a bod like mine that's unavoidable.

If you can't make it in person (like, y'know, if you're in the gym or live on the other side of the galaxy) you can catch the live webcast. For more on that, click here.

Come on out to cheer for the GGW! team and bring your Gaian friends! You know what, I'm going to call my date back and invite her, too...

29 Watch the live webcast of the Gaia Panel going on NOW!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Watch the live webcast of the Gaia Panel going on NOW! - eaTaiaG Sat May 29, 2010 8:39 pm

Come watch the LIVE webcast of the Gaia Panel at Fanime, going on right now!

It'll be live until ~8pm PDT, then recordings of it can be viewed afterwards.

Watch it now!

June Edit

01 Convention Tour: A-Kon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: A-Kon! - DJ Helsing Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:46 pm

Convention Tour: A-Kon!


The next stop on our Convention Tour is coming up this weekend: we'll be stopping at A-Kon in Dallas, TX!

A-Kon

Where: The Sheraton Dallas, Dallas, TX

Panel: June 4th 2010, 8:15pm — 10:15pm San Antonio A

Feedback Social: June 6th 2010, 12:00pm — 2:00pm Houston B


On June 4th, we'll be hitting up A-Kon at the Sheraton Dallas in sunny Dallas, TX! Head on over and meet us in room San Antonio A from 8:15pm — 10:15pm -- we'll be hosting our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and exciting glimpses at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by room Houston B on June 6th from 12:00pm — 2:00pm for the Gaia Feedback Social-- a perfect opportunity to contribute the honest feedback and awesome ideas that fuel our site.


As a bonus, all panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box.


And, who knows, we might be stopping by your neck of the woods soon-- for the full list of upcoming events, visit our Gaia Convention Tour homepage:

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

01 zOMG!: Crack Open Your Golden Eggs!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement zOMG!: Crack Open Your Golden Eggs! - [NPC] Leon Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:31 pm

Wait right there, Citizen! I've got an important update: the glorious Golden Eggs you may have found during the zOMG! Easter event are hatching! If you bring your Golden Eggs to Nicolae at Back Alley Bargains and select "Make Recipes," he'll crack them open for you and extract their yolky lucre.

Each egg contains a bundle of excellent items, including a new ring. Go turn yours in now!

Crack Open Your Golden Egg

03 Animated Items: Now Extended!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Animated Items: Now Extended![NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:08 pm -

Rigel: Thanks for all the feedback on Animated Items, Gaians!

Mintaka: Due to popular demand, the first-ever Animated Items will now last until July 15th.

Rigel: And because they're lasting longer, we're going to sell them for an few extra days.

Mintaka: You now have until Monday, June 7th to pick up Sweet Charming Blush, Baron the Lively Owl or the Spectacular Golden Halo.

Rigel: We're also cooking up some cosmic goodness to recharge Animated Items after July 15th--

Mintaka: Keep your eyes peeled for that!

Get Your Animated Items

03 Cash Shop Update: Bears and Blossoms!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Bears and Blossoms! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:17 pm

Mintaka: Hello, my lovable Gaialings! We've got some brand-new goodies for sale in the Cash Shop.

Rigel: We figured we'd celebrate some of Gaia's natural gifts with a salute to pretty bears and flowery goodness.


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Ursa Major: A fur-lined uniform that includes a heavy coat, belt and sash, boots, gloves, pants and one seriously imposing hat. There's a cool slashin' knife in the mix, too.

Celebration Ribbons: A colorful collection of flowery ribbons. Wear 'em as a lovely head garnishment, a festive dress, around your wrist or tie 'em to a staff.

Hunny the Bear: A lovable and goofy honey-colored bear eager to hug and climb all over you.

Bears and Blossoms Bundle: Get all of the above items plus the exclusive Ranunculus, a beautiful orange flower you can sit on, wear as a boutonniere, a crown or simply hold in your hand.

Mintaka: Come see me and Rigel in the Cash Shop to grab any of these great items. We promise our shininess won't cause any permanent eye damage.

Visit the Cash Shop

04 EI Report: Secret Retreat, Catastrophe!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Secret Retreat, Catastrophe! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:47 pm

So, is everyone all tensed up with Friday EI expectation? Well, I'm here to relieve the stress with another exciting Evolving Item Report. We've got two updates today, both exciting in their own way: one's the very first evolution of a new item, and one's an unexpected evolution from one of our strangest EIs:


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The Secret Retreat is evolving for the first time! We're starting out our trip to this mysterious resort with some cool accessories, like a ribbon tie and pin, a beach-ready shirt and a classy serving tray.

Catastrophe! is the only evolving item designed and maintained by a cat. It's been pretty slow to evolve, but you know how cats are-- they pretty much lie around all day. This week, look for some adorable new feline poses.


You can grab these EIs and many more in the Cash Shop. Be sure to check out our weekly poll and vote on your favorite EI of the week. Have a great weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items

06 Gaians Gone Wild: Member Appreciation Night!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Member Appreciation Night! - admin Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:34 pm

Gaians, mark your calendars: This Tuesday, June 8th is Member Appreciation Night for Gaians Gone Wild, Gaia's softball team. We want to show our appreciation for you with a night of Gaia-style revelry. Come on out to cheer for GGW, meet the staff, play games, and win prizes!

Virtual Where (Online Webcast): Gaia's Blog Pre-game Fun: 5:30pm (CA time) If you can't make it in person, watch the LIVE webcast!

IRL Where:
Twin Creeks Sports Complex
Field #1
969 East Caribbean Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
When:
Tuesday, June 8
Event start: 6:00pm
Softball game: 6:40pm
How Much:
$3 gate fee
Did we mention free food??


There'll be contests for funniest/best sign supporting GGW, furthest travelled, and best costume. A strong cosplay contingent just might give GGW the intimidating edge it's been looking for. (We're all about the mental game). And for those who'll be watching via the live webcast, there will be lots of prizes and contests for you too.

You can also look forward to appearances by Lanzer, L0cke, CP and a bunch more of the Gaia staff. After the game, we'll have a karaoke ice cream truck tailgate party! What?! That's like four kinds of party at the same time!

So come on out June 8 to win prizes (including a PSP Naruto game for those online), meet Gaians, and-- like the name says-- go wild!

Click Here for More Info or Watch the Webcast

07 Gaia Meet-Ups: come hang out with us in Sunrise, Florida!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Meet-Ups: come hang out with us in Sunrise, Florida! - DJ Helsing Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:01 pm

Meet Ups: Sunrise, FL!


Just a reminder: on Saturday June 12th, we'll be hitting up Sunrise, Florida for a Gaia Meet-Up! Stop by to meet your fellow Gaians and enjoy plenty of cheap games, free pizza, free Gaia Gold and some exclusive goodies.

Meet Ups: Sunrise, FL

When:
Saturday, June 12th, 4:30-6:30pm.
Where:
GameWorks
2608 Sawgrass Mills Cir, Ste. 1303
Sunrise, FL 33323


On June 12th, we'll be hitting up GameWorks at the Sawgrass Mills Mall in beautiful Sunrise, Florida! Head on over and meet us from 4:30PM to 6:30PM-- we'll be hosting a fun packed Meet Up, complete with plenty of free food, prizes, video game tournaments and an exciting glimpses toward Gaia's future.

As a bonus, all attendees will receive a special limited-edition Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold, an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box and all new Gaia collector cards.

For the full scoop on this and all upcoming Gaia Meet-ups and Conventions, check out our Conventions page:

Gaia Conventions & Meet-Ups!

Want to suggest a location for a future Gaia Meet-up? Just stop by this forum and share your ideas.

Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention & Meet Up Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow meet up attendees!

08 Ocean Party XP to Gold Promo Ending this Friday!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Ocean Party XP to Gold Promo Ending this Friday! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:00 pm

Mirai: Hey, Ocean Partyers! We wanted to give you a heads up about some important news.

Barrett: After extending it for an extra couple months, the XP to Gold promotion is coming to an end this Friday.

Mirai: Make sure you hurry up and Cash in before then. You'll get 1 Gold for every 10 XP, which can add up pretty fast.

Barrett: Especially if you've leveled up a lot.

Mirai: You even have time to level up some more before then. Good luck!

Play Ocean Party and Cash In!

09 Cash Shop Update: New Rapid EI - The Mana Seed!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Rapid EI - The Mana Seed! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:13 pm

I've got a major scientific surprise today, guys: not only have I discovered a beautiful new evolving item, it's actually a whole new type of evolving item. How fascinating!

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On a deep jungle expedition, one of our science teams discovered a crystalline Mana Seed. It's quite extraordinary: the moment it's planted, it seems to grow incredibly fast, almost as if it's blessed with some sort of magical property...


The Mana Seed is a Rapid EI. It'll evolve every day until June 18th, when it will be fully evolved and all its poses will be unlocked. On the 18th, the original item will be removed from the Cash Shop, but a fully-evolved "second generation" version will be available from that point on. Act quick to get a first-gen version, which holds more value in the Marketplace!

You can grab the Mana Seed (and lots of other great items) in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Visit the Cash Shop

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


Bonus fun! May we interest you in a gorgeous illustration of the Mana Seed?

07 Summer Bonus: Winged Handkerchief with 7-Eleven Cash CardsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Summer Bonus: Winged Handkerchief with 7-Eleven Cash Cards - admin Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:15 pm

Summer time is Slurpee time, and to celebrate we're adding a limited-edition item to Gaia Cash Cards bought at 7-Eleven. With the summer exclusive Winged Handkerchief you'll be ready for a fantasy picnic in the skies, or just staying cool in the air-conditioning. Don't wait—your neck is lonely.

Get Cash Cards at 7-Eleven

11 EI Report: Case of Pietro, Timmy, CompassEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Case of Pietro, Timmy, Compass - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:20 pm

Welcome to the EI report, ladies and gents! I'm Dr. Singh, Gaia's resident biologist, and I've got an unusually jam-packed report this week. Not only do we have a brand new item, we've got great updates to four EIs!

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We've got a brand new Rapid EI: the Mana Seed will evolve very quickly, bringing an amazing new pose every day until June 18th.

There's finally been a break in the Case of Pietro! This week, enjoy an ominous black sedan and a selection of hard-hitting brawler garb.

Hey, remember the time little Timmy's mutations caused his strange, pulsing brain to show through his delicate, birdlike skull? Relive that fond memory with this mini-evolution.

The Shadowlegend is back with another healthy dose of ninja vengeance! This week, we've got a terror-inspiring oni mask and a strange cat costume

The Compass of Seidh is getting an incredible new evolution this week, featuring exquisitely detailed black and white fantasy garments. Sure to be a favorite!


You can pick up all these EIs and more in the Gaia Cash Shop! Also, be sure to drop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you dig most. See you next week, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

11 Cash Shop Update: Last Chance for Luna's IncenseEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Last Chance for Luna's Incense - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:15 pm

Mintaka: Hello, pretty Gaialings! We need to clear out some space in the Cash Shop for new stuff, so we're removing a few recent favorites.

Rigel: You've got until Thursday, the 17th to get your hands on the following excellent goodies:

• Luna's Incense
• Luna's Incense Bundle (9 pack)
• Ursa Major
• Celebration Ribbons
• Hunny the Bear
• Bears and Blossoms Bundle

Mintaka: If you want to get any of these great items, just come visit us in the Cash Shop. Don't dally too long!

Visit the Cash Shop

14 Pools Return to Towns for Summer!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Pools Return to Towns for Summer! - admin Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:47 pm

Hey Gaians-

Escape the summer heat with a trip to the newly re-opened pools in Towns. Just walk into the water to give your avatar a refreshing break from the sun. If you have to pee in the pool, please be sneaky about it.

Even avatars get hot in summer. Don't make yours sweat it out when you could be chilling in the water!

Take a Dip in Towns!

15 June's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement June's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:25 pm

Ooh! Ooh! It's the 15th! Time to open my envelopes... hey, why is this one hissing?

June's Monthly Collectibles combine classic, old-timey snake worship with highly advanced mechanical knight warfare.

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The Serpentine Priestess looks back to the glory days of terrifying, snake-worshiping she-cultists. Includes a crown, staff, serpent hairstyle and slithering snake friend.

The Electric Knight is a mechanized relic from the days of high-tech electro-chivalry. Includes an imposing helmet, a protective cuirass, a shield and more.

These great items are available this month only, so get them while you can!

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

17 Enter Gaia's first cosplay contest!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Enter Gaia's first cosplay contest! - admin Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:43 pm

Can you believe we've never had an official, sitewide, real-life Gaia cosplay contest before? That's insane! So let's have one, huh?

You can enter in six main categories based on some of our most popular shopkeepers: Sasha, Liam, Moira, Louie, Sam and Brennivin. Just dress up like them, take a photo and send it to us-- we'll decide who best rocks the look and award some awesome prizes.

If this ain't your first rodeo, you may want to bite off a gnarlier challenge: the S-Rank level yields greater rewards, but you'll have to take on the near-impossible task of dressing up like Cresento or Sentinel, two of our most elaborately costumed characters.

But what if you're dying to dress up like Meredith, Faunzy, Ricky Baudelaire or the Bape Cow? There's also an "open category," which lets you dress like a lesser-known Gaia NPC-- make sure it's a true Gaia character, though, because we'll disqualify any "hey, I'm dressed like my avatar!" submissions.

For the full contest rules and submission info, visit the cosplay contest homepage!

Enter Gaia's Cosplay Contest!


Just to clarify, for those who hate reading: You gotta dress up like the characters in real life. This isn't an avatar dress-up contest! But if you're too shy for all this, we're also releasing some cute new Gold Shop items that lets you dress up like your favorite NPCs in the utopian cyber-realm of virtual Infobahn cyberspace:

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You can pick up these great NPC-based items in the Gold Shops right this instant! Each character's stuff is in their own shop, so they should be easy enough to hunt down.

Go Shopping!

17 Cash Shop Update: Costumes Ahoy!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Costumes Ahoy! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:02 pm


Mintaka: Another week, another glorious update! We've got quite an eclectic assortment of goodies in stock today.

Rigel: Feast your eyes on these fashions!


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Need to shoot someone but only have a guitar? Need to play a wicked jam but only have a gun? Don't be caught in one of these embarrassing situations! Electric Gun-Tar shoots as well as it shreds, so you'll never be unprepared.

Little Princeling captures all the subtle charm and wonder of the Lolita fashion craze, but for guys.

Limit Breaker offers the complete ensemble of a badass. Includes a corset-like shirt, dramatic flowing coat, boots, arm guards, belt and wild, untamed hair.

Cosplay Bundle features all of the above items plus the exclusive RuRu Kitty Plushie.


Mintaka: You can lay claim to any of these lovely treasures by visiting the Cash Shop. These goodies are only available for two weeks, so nab 'em while you can!

Visit the Cash Shop

18 PayPal Exclusive: Pochette DemoniqueEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement PayPal Exclusive: Pochette Demonique - admin Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:32 pm

Good news, Gaians! For all of you buying Gaia Cash through PayPal, a new special item is out now!

Ever forget where you left your purse? If you were carrying the Pochette Demonique, retracing your last absinthe-fueled odyssey might not be enough—it might have flown off on its own. This sinister winged handbag is now available to hold your eyes of newt and blood red lipstick exclusively with a $25 or $50 purchase through PayPal. Skulls never go out style, so grab one today and keep it for eternity.

Get Gaia Cash

18 EI Report: Seracila Pendant, Imaginary Friend, Mana SeedEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Seracila Pendant, Imaginary Friend, Mana Seed - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:21 pm

Ready for the weekend? Me too, but we've got some important business to take care of first: it's EI Report time! We've got three great items evolving this week, including two reaching their amazing finales. Have a look:

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The Seracila Pendant has come to its huge final evolution, complete with some gorgeous new stuff: a glorious cape and belt, some unique hairstyles and much more.

The Imaginary Friend is back for another disturbing encounter! This time, Ba'qirr stops by for a visit, leaving you with all sorts of phenomenally weird, blue-tinted items.

The Mana Seed, our first rapid EI, has been evolving like crazy, and now it's reached its flourishing conclusion. If you missed it the first time, you can grab a fully-unlocked second generation version in the Cash Shop!


You can pick up all these awesome items and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop! Remember to stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like the best. See you later, folks!

Get Your Evolving Items

18 Gaia Spring Cleaning 2K10: Vote Now!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Spring Cleaning 2K10: Vote Now! - admin Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:33 pm

We're fast approaching our first big fixathon, a two-week-long event where our dedicated developers focus on fixing up parts of the site, smiting bugs and generally making things smoother and prettier wherever possible.

Before we go hog wild with our fixin' tools, we want your help deciding what needs the most work. To that end we've created a Spring Cleaning forum loaded with an extensive list of proposals for you to vote on. Remember, we can't tackle everything at once, so the proposals that are voted highest priority will get the most attention.

Click below to get started!

Visit the Spring Cleaning Forum

If you think we missed anything, you can write some proposals of your own in the convenient Spring Cleaning Proposals subforum.

22 Famestar Hero: Rock Out with Awesome New ItemsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Famestar Hero: Rock Out with Awesome New Items! - [NPC] Ivan Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:33 pm

A new Chance Item has emerged, and it looks to be the noisiest one yet. It revolves around a mysterious vinyl record plucked from a basement junk pile and imbued with the hidden prophecy of the Famestar Hero.

With Famestar Hero, it's up to you to guide one of several musicians to stardom, from the garage all the way to the fabled stage of the OmniDome, where things get interesting. As you may remember, I was kind of the centerpiece of the original Famestar CI. For some bizarre reason I wasn't invited to participate in this prophecy, a small but critical oversight on the part of the prophets.

Anyway, don't let my glaring absence stop you from claiming any of the awesome prizes, including Cash Shop favorites, rarities and these brand-new exclusives.

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Famestar Hero is available in the Cash Shop right now. A value-priced bundle of nine is also avaialble, if you like saving money.

Become the Famestar Hero

22 Convention Tour: Anime Expo 2010!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Anime Expo 2010! - DJ Helsing Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:08 pm

Convention Tour: Anime Expo 2010!

The next stop on our Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at Anime Expo 2010 in Los Angeles, CA!

Anime Expo 2010

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Variety Hour: July 2nd 2010, 12:30pm – 1:30pm Live Programming 2 (in LACC)

Panel: July 3rd 2010, 4:00pm – 6:00pm Live Programming 5 (inside the JW Marriott)

Feedback Social: July 4th 2010, 12:00pm – 2:00pm Live Programming 2 (in LACC)


This weekend we'll be hitting up Anime Expo 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in beautiful Los Angeles, CA! Head on over and meet us in Live Programming 5 at the JW Marriott from 4:00 – 6:00 on July 3rd. We'll be hosting our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a sneak peek at future Gaia stuff. Also be sure to stop by Live Programming 2 on July 4th from 12:00 – 2:00 for the Gaia Feedback Social-- a perfect opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Variety Hour show on July 2nd in Live Programming 2 from 12:30 – 1:30. Stop by for a fun collection of goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.

As a bonus, all panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the stops in 2010!

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

23 Gaia Meet-Ups: Come hang out in the Cincinnati, Ohio area!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Meet-Ups: Come hang out in the Cincinnati, Ohio area! - DJ Helsing Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:40 pm

We're hitting up the Cincinnati, Ohio area this weekend for our next Gaia Meet-Up! Stop by to mingle with your fellow Gaians while enjoying plenty of cheap games, free pizza, free Gaia Gold, a cosplay contest and some exclusive goodies.

Meet-Ups: Cincinnati, OH Area

When:
Saturday, June 26th, 4:30-7:30pm.
Where:
GameWorks
One Levee Way
Newport, KY 41071


On June 26th, we'll be hitting up GameWorks at the Newport on the Levee Mall in beautiful Newport, Kentucky-- just across the river from Cincinnati! Head on over and join us from 4:30PM to 7:30PM. We'll be hosting a fun-packed Meet-Up, complete with plenty of free food, prizes, video game tournaments, a cosplay contest and some exciting glimpses at Gaia's future.

We’ll be hosting a special cosplay contest at the Meet-Up so be sure to come on down in costume to be entered to win some amazing prizes.

In addition, we’ll be running a number of arcade challenges where you’ll have a chance to beat DJ Helsing at your favorite arcade games and win some amazing prizes!

As a bonus, all attendees will receive a special limited-edition item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold, an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box and all-new Gaia collector cards.

For the full scoop on this and all upcoming Gaia Meet-ups and Conventions, check out the Conventions page:

Gaia Conventions & Meet-Ups!


Want to suggest a location for a future Gaia Meet-Up? Just stop by this forum and share your ideas.

Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention & Meet-Up Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow meet up attendees!

25 EI Report: Compass of Seidh & Secret RetreatEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Compass of Seidh & Secret Retreat - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:59 pm

Hey, everybody! Enjoying the summer? Before you go rushing out to jump in the nearest pool or bog, we have some EI updates to go over. There are two great evolutions this week, so let's take a closer look:


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The Compass of Seidh on a collision course with Loki. Expect some dramatic fashions and accessories straight from the trickster god himself.

Secret Retreat continues on its journey deep into the heart of resort livin'. Aside from some pretty ribbons, there's a new hairstyle, vest, mini-skirt and tray of delicious confections.


If you'd like to get your hands on any of these items, just visit the Cash Shop! And if there's a particular EI that's really hitting the spot for you, stop by the weekly EI poll and let us know!


Get Your Evolving Items

25 Cash Shop Update: EI Bundle #4Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: EI Bundle #4 - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:57 pm

Rigel: We've got a special weekend treat for you guys: the limited-edition Evolving Item Bundle #4! Take a look:

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The hot and fiery EI Bundle #4 is only available until July 2nd, and comes packed with 3 great EIs: Infernal Spirit, Diapered Egg, Wingding and the exclusive Mona's Potion, a new Gimpi-inspired item.

Mintaka: Some recent EIs are also leaving on July 2nd. Don't miss your chance to pick up Bad Moon, Hidden Ace, Reve Rouille and Masquerade.

Rigel: You can get these and tons of other sparkling goodies by visiting me and Mintaka in the Cash Shop!

Get EI Bundle #4

29 Cash Shop Update: Ninja & Space Pirate Gear!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Ninja & Space Pirate Gear! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:19 pm

We've got a dazzling new Cash Shop update on a classic theme. Even to celestial beings such as Mintaka and I, this conflict is an old one: across every galaxy, wherever sentient life exists, the marauding nomads of the sea and sky will always clash with the disciplined assassins of the night. Pirates and ninjas just never get along.

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The Sumi Tribe is an ancient ninja clan who practice the art of ink through the use of ancient enchanted brushes. They're known for their lightning reflexes, calligraphic skills and blazing red attire.

Being a Space Pirate is slow at first; you have to camp your ship outside a galaxy for a few millennia and wait for them to develop space travel, but once they do... WHAM! You'll look like a million bucks pillaging in your titanium buccaneer attire.

Kindle the Sprite is a vivacious little sidekick who prances around your avatar with fiery aplomb. Also includes a dashing flame scarf!

Grab the Bundle of The Eternal Struggle to get all of these amazing items, plus the exclusive Hero's Skimmer!


These items are all available now in the Cash Shop! Please stop in for a visit, and feel free to stick around and browse the many other sparkling wonders...

Go Shopping!

July Edit

01 Shop Update: Kimonos & Samurai GearEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shop Update: Kimonos & Samurai Gear - [NPC] Josie Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:10 pm

Hey, Global Imports customers! It's been a little while since I've updated my shop, but my Far East buyers have been scouting around for the highest-quality textiles and artifacts, and they've come back with a very impressive shipment of lovely kimonos and authentic samurai accessories!


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Feel free to stop by my shop and try something on. I know you'll find something you like!


Go Shopping!

02 Don't miss the Anime Expo Webcast!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Don't miss the Anime Expo Webcast! - admin Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:17 pm

Anime Expo Webcast!

Just a reminder that we'll be webcasting the Gaia panel at this year's Anime Expo convention! While we wish you could all be here in person to say hello, we want to give you the next best thing: a webcast that makes you feel like you're right there! To make it even more like the real thing, we will be having contests and giveaways in our webcast chat thread. It will be an awesome time - hanging out, having fun, possibly winning gold and items! How can you resist?

The Gaia panel will webcast LIVE from 4pm - 6pm PT on Saturday, July 3rd, 2010.. You can watch the webcast by clicking here to visit Gaia's video page

For more information about Gaia at Anime Expo, check out our fabulous blog!

Hope you all can join us one way or another! If you happen to be in the LA area, you can catch the panel in person. Here's all the info:

Anime Expo 2010

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Variety Hour: July 2nd 2010, 12:30pm – 1:30pm Live Programming 2 (in LACC)

Panel: July 3rd 2010, 4:00pm – 6:00pm Live Programming 5 (inside the JW Marriott)

Feedback Social: July 4th 2010, 12:00pm – 2:00pm Live Programming 2 (in LACC)

02 EI Report: TimmyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Timmy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:54 pm

The upcoming holiday has made for a bit of a slim EI Report this week, but you know there's one little kid who just won't quit: even if everything else falls through, you can always rely on good ol' Timmy to bring us some of his inimitable, irrepressible annoyance. Worry not: we'll be back to the full EI schedule next time around!

Little Timmy never could catch a break. This week, his mutations continue with more adolescent grotesquerie... in this mini-evolution, we recall when the little fellow had a big, gnarly horn growing right out of his skull. It pains me to think I may have sort of been almost partially responsible for his plight... but oh well! Live and learn, right?


You can grab this EI and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop! Don't forget to drop by our weekly poll to let us know which items you like best. See you next time, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

06 Convention Tour: Connecticon 2010!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Connecticon 2010! - DJ Helsing Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:28 pm

Convention Tour: Connecticon 2010!

The next stop on our Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at Connecticon 2010 in Hartford, CT!

Connecticon 2010

Where: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT

Variety Hour: July 9th 2010, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Panel Room 1

Panel: July 10th 2010, 12:00pm – 2:00pm Panel Room 1

Feedback Social: July 11th 2010, 2:30pm – 4:30pm Panel Room 1


This weekend we'll be hitting up Connecticon 2010 at the Connecticut Convention Center in beautiful Hartford, CT! Head on over and meet us in Panel Room 1 from 12:00 – 2:00 on July 10th-- we'll be hosting our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. Also be sure to stop by Panel Room 1 on July 11th from 2:30 – 4:30 for the Gaia Feedback Social-- a perfect opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, I’m happy to announce that we’ll be hosting a Gaia Variety Hour show on July 9th in Panel Room 1 from 1:00 – 2:00 – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.

As a bonus, all panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the stops in 2010!

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

06 Cash Shop Update: Summer Bride & GroomEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Summer Bride & Groom - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:37 pm

Rigel and I find great delight in the lovely customs of your world... it fills us with joy to see two souls join together in a lifelong pact of love, and we wish to celebrate with a new update to the Cash Shop.

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A Summer Groom is sure to look dashing in his matching waistcoat, jacket, top hat, slacks and shoes. It may be the only time in his life he ever dresses up, so he'd better make it count.

The beautiful Summer Bride is sure to stir the envy of her single friends with her flowered dress, lily veil, garter, parasol and lovely bouquet.


You can find these special seasonable items in the Cash Shop! Please feel free to pay us a visit-- you're sure to find many wonderful items.

Go Shopping!

07 Cash Shop Update: New Rapid EI - CheckmateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Rapid EI - Checkmate - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:27 pm

Big news, science fans: a brand new Rapid EI is hitting the shops today, so we're in for some exciting, fast-evolving fun:

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Checkmate captures the tense strategy and violent struggle of a chess game. As it begins, a brave pawn makes her first move against the dark forces of the Black King. Who will win? Well, you'll just have to wait and see...


But you won't have to wait long: you may recall that Rapid EIs evolve much faster than traditional EIs. Checkmate will evolve every day until Friday the 16th, when it will become fully unlocked.

Head over to the Cash Shop to grab one today!

Visit the Cash Shop

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


And what's this? It appears as though we have a gorgeous illustration from the item's creator:

09 EI Report: Shadowlegend, Imaginary Friend & CheckmateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Shadowlegend, Imaginary Friend & Checkmate - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:20 pm

Hi there, EI lovers! Looks like we've got a really nice crop of EIs to report on this week: Shadowlegend and Imaginary Friend have some intriguing new developments, and Checkmate, our new Rapid EI, is already doing great things.

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The Shadowlegend is getting some menacing new outfit options today, including a fearsome armored ninja golem and some kick-ass Shadowtech stealth gear.

The Imaginary Friend seems to have brought another doubtful guest to your doorstep... this time, a lovely, furred Iendigo named Isabelle will be joining you.

The new Checkmate is living up to its Rapid potential-- it's getting fantastic new chess-themed poses every day! Better grab one while you still can, because the first generation won't stick around forever.


It looks like those waiting for a Compass of Seidh update will be in suspense for a couple more weeks... but my sources tell me something big is coming up, so you won't be disappointed!

You can grab these amazing EIs and plenty of other cool items in the Gaia Cash Shop. And don't forgot to stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like the best!

Get Some Evolving Items

12 Toxic Drop: Clean Up Oil Blobs to Discover Hidden AnimalsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Toxic Drop: Clean Up Oil Blobs to Discover Hidden Animals - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:31 pm

A slimy new item has washed ashore in the Cash Shop: the mysterious Toxic Drop. Rigel and I have already cleaned a few and discovered some seriously cute critters buried underneath all the gunk.

Toxic Drop: Clean up this disgusting blob of oil to find an adorable animal companion! Ten percent of the proceeds from this item will be donated to help out with the Gulf oil spill.

You can help free these adorable critters by buying a Toxic Drop or two from the Cash Shop. These globules will only available until July 26, so get 'em while you can.

Get a Toxic Drop


Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


Oh, and before we forget: Famestar Hero will be leaving the Cash Shop on the 16th. If you'd like to score an awesome item for rocking out, go grab one!

13 Canadian Cash Cards Contain Comely CritterEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Canadian Cash Cards Contain Comely Critter - admin Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:28 pm

For millennia, Gaians in Canada have been without Cash Cards. Horrible, I know. Starting this summer, Gaia Cash Cards will be available at 7-11, Future Shop, Walmart and Best Buy stores throughout Canada.

But that's not enough. To remedy this historic injustice, all $25 Cash Cards in the U.S. and Canada will come with a new Crystal Box containing a random item, possibly even the rare Canadian Bacon.

Our scientists are still analyzing their data, but this exclusive, wide-eyed piglet may be the cutest thing ever. We will report any conclusive results as soon as we can.

Find a Store with Cash Cards Near You!

14 Contest Time: Virtually Get Rich & Famous in < 30 SecondsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Contest Time: Virtually Get Rich & Famous in < 30 Seconds - admin Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:34 pm

There's a new way for you to score a gigantic pile of Gold: Our Get Rich and Famous in Under 30 Seconds contest! It's easy as heck, requires a small amount of time and could very well end with you getting buried under a mountain of virtual wealth. All you have to do is grab a phone, call a number and tell us in 30 seconds or less why you keep coming back to Gaia. For the full contest details, just click the link below.

Learn More & Enter!


Keep your eyes peeled for more contests releasing throughout the summer!

15 July's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement July's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:27 pm

Is it the fifteenth already? Wow, I lost track of time. One of this month's collectibles made me feel all confused and stumbly...

July's Monthly Collectibles spread the joy of feasting and the refracted rays of the sun.

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Bacchus is the grandaddy of joyous excess and purple drinks. Includes a toga, chalice, decorative grapes, bacchanalia, laurels and a divine leopard.

The Prism Armor takes solar power to the next level with a blindingly bright suit of armor. Includes winged leggings, shield, chest plate, and headpiece.

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

16 Cash Shop Update: New Animated Item - Shadow GemEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Animated Item - Shadow Gem - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:22 pm

The wait has been a long one, Gaian people, but Rigel and I have returned with an incredible new Animated Item!

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The Shadow Gem is a powerful artifact with the power to create a swirling pool of magical energy beneath your feet. It truly must be seen to be believed! This astounding item will be available for a very short time-- be sure to pick one up before July 23rd, or you'll be out of luck!


And there's even more good news, friends: there's now a simple way to keep your Animated Items charged up and fully animated. Each Animated Item purchase will include a piece of Stellarite, a rare element that can be used to power all of your animated items for one month; when their charge runs out, you can use your Gaia Gold to purchase more Stellarite from the Skin Tyte shop.

To get the amazing Shadow Gem and a free piece of Stellarite, visit us at the Gaia Cash Shop!

Get a Shadow Gem

16 EI Report: Secret Retreat, CheckmateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Secret Retreat, Checkmate - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:55 pm

Happy Friday, EI fans! I've got some very cool stuff to report this week: Secret Retreat has a seductive new evolution, and Checkmate has reached its final stage. Check out how cool they're looking:

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Ooh! Looks like things are heating up at the Secret Retreat... there's definitely a sexy tone to this evolution, which includes some cute lingerie for the ladies and a sexy, toned-up body for the dudes. My heart's aflutter!

The game has ended in Checkmate! White's stalwart defense was no match for Black's tenacity, and the White Queen's crown has been shattered.

To pick up one of these awesome EIs for yourself, just visit the Gaia Cash Shop! There's tons of great stuff over there. Oh, and if you have a second, please stop by our EI poll to let us know which items you like the best. Ciao!

Get Some Evolving Items

20 Convention Tour: San Diego Comic-Con 2010!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: San Diego Comic-Con 2010! - DJ Helsing Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:43 pm

Convention Tour: San Diego Comic-Con 2010!

The next stop on our Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego, CA!

San Diego Comic-Con 2010

Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Panel: July 24th 2010, 7:15pm – 8:15pm Room 5AB

This weekend we'll be hitting up San Diego Comic-Con 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center in beautiful San diego, CA! Head on over and meet us in Room 5AB from 7:15 – 8:15 on July 24th-- we'll be hosting our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future.

As a bonus, all panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the stops in 2010!

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

20 CI: Behold the Wrath of Gaia!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement CI: Behold the Wrath of Gaia! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:30 pm

Argh, don't you hate it when the greed and hubris of humanity spawn hideous, corrupted elemental monsters that lay siege to our cities and terrorize the populace? Well, I've got bad news for you—look out the window! It's happening right now! The Wrath of Gaia is upon us!

Luckily, we have a champion to defend us: Gaia-tan, the avatar of Gaia itself, has come to save the day... but she can't do it alone! These beasts dwarf her in power, so she'll need help from the people of Gaia to defeat them.

If you're brave enough to join the fight against these four massive monsters of pollution and corruption, the Wrath of Gaia might leave you with fantastic rewards: Cash Shop favorites, hard-to-get rarities or even one of these brand new exclusives.

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Wrath of Gaia is available now in the Gaia Cash Shop! Pick one up today, or save some money with a bundle of nine.

Behold the Wrath of Gaia

22 Join Gaia's 2010 User-Run Ball!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join Gaia's 2010 User-Run Ball! - admin Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:35 pm

Dust off your finest formalwear, Gaians: it's time for the 8th Annual User-Run Ball! Every year, industrious Gaians get together to put on a massive role-playing soiree, totally planned, funded and hosted by your fellow members.

2010's magnificent ball is starting right now! It's a great chance to get all gussied up and meet and mingle with thousands of attractive partygoers, plus get in on some games, contests and even some awesome prizes.

Join the Fun!

23 EI Report: Compass of Seidh, Timmy, Case of PietroEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Compass of Seidh, Timmy, Case of Pietro - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:23 pm

Looks like it's quite an exciting Friday for EI fans! The beloved Compass of Seidh has reached its tremendous final evolution, Timmy is mutating further and the Case of Pietro has taken a new twist!

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The mythic journey of the Compass of Seidh is finally complete! In the end, our heroine meets the gods Odin and Freya and returns the Compass to them. She doesn't come away empty-handed: part of the Compass turns into a wyvern companion!

The Case of Pietro takes a grisly turn this week, allowing you to don a variety of cuts, scrapes and bruises! On a less bloody note, you can also wear the hip hairstyles of the Bartender and Barista who've become mixed up in the mess.

Poor little Timmy had a pretty rough time after that exposure to toxic waste... you'll recall that an awful-looking horn started protruding from his brain at one point, and now it can be yours!


That's it for this week-- but remember to stop by the EI poll and let us know which items you like best. Have a great weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items

26 Cash Shop Update: New Celestial GoodiesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Celestial Goodies - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:50 pm

After a harrowing journey through the skies, Mintaka and I have found some fantastic items from the cosmic beyond.

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The Celestial Array, woven from the fabric of the stars, updates the vintage wizard look for a modern Gaian sensibility. Rigel likes how the stellar wrap and sleeves channel your celestial energy in style and comfort; I brought along the geta shoes, crown, and Eastern-style fan to add a cosmopolitan edge.

Speaking of edge, the Crescent Cowl hails from a distant and somewhat sinister corner of the universe stalked by the ferrymen of death. There they use the moon-shaped scythes to part the dead from their souls. The belt, gloves, boots and cowl have a gray lunar motif, like the cold planet where the ferrymen spend their lunch breaks.

Lastly, we got Cumulus from a gaseous planet covered in clouds. Mintaka thought this little guy was adorable, so I stuffed a bunch of them in a sack to bring back for you all. Turns out that Cumulus can also turn into a skirt or mini-cape, in addition to just hanging around being cute.

To get the total cosmic package, pick up Gaia Ascended Bundle with all three of the above items, plus the exclusive Tenshi Gaia-tan.

Space travel is a tricky business, so we'll only have these for two weeks. To get your own Celestial Array, Crescent Cowl, or Cumulus, head on over to the Gaia Cash Shop!

Visit the Cash Shop Now

27 Gaiku Contest: Make an Awesome Gaia Haiku & Win Big!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaiku Contest: Make an Awesome Gaia Haiku & Win Big! - admin Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:25 pm

It's community contest time again, Gaians! We're looking for the best Gaia-themed haikus ever, and we need you to write 'em. All you have to do is tell us how you feel about Gaia in the standard haiku format. Whether you love us or hate us for devouring so much of your time, we wanna hear. Just keep it clean, OK?

The contest ends on Monday, August 2nd, so get writing! Only one entry per person. Five lucky winners will take home 200,000 Gaia Gold, and the second and third place winners will get slightly less.

Oh, and remember: haikus consist of three lines with five syllables in the first and third, and seven in the middle. Like so:

Gaia, so grand and
Full of virtual treasures
My eyes are bleeding

For the full details, check out the Gaia Blog post about the Gaiku contest:

Enter the Gaiku Contest

27 Convention Tour: Otakon 2010!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Otakon 2010! - DJ Helsing Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:50 pm

Convention Tour: Otakon 2010!

The next stop on our Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at Otakon 2010 in Baltimore, MD!

Otakon 2010

Where: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

Panel: July 31st 2010, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Panel Room 6 @ the Hilton

Feedback Social: August 1st 2010, 11:00am – 1:00pm Panel Room 2


This weekend we'll be hitting up Otakon 2010 at the BaltimoreConvention Center in beautiful Baltimore, MD! Head on over and meet us in Panel Room 6 in the Hilton from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on July 31st-- we'll be hosting our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. Also be sure to stop by Panel Room 2 on August 1st from 11:00am – 1:00pm for the Gaia Feedback Social-- a perfect opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site.

As a bonus, all panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box.

We hope to see you there, but even if you can't make it in person, we'll be hosting a live video webcast of the Gaia panel! Stop by this blog post for the full details and to view the Panel live on Saturday!

And, who knows, we might be stopping by your neck of the woods soon-- for the full list of upcoming events, visit our Gaia Convention Tour homepage:

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

29 Toxic Drop: Help Choose a Charity!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Toxic Drop: Help Choose a Charity! - admin Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:21 pm

A while back, we announced that a portion of the proceeds from our Toxic Drop item would be donated to charity to help clean up the Gulf oil spill. A wide array of organizations are now working in the region, and we'd like your input on which charity should receive your valuable donations—you helped, so you should have a say in where it goes!

We've selected three top contenders, and we invite you to stop by our poll and vote for the one you like the best. Thanks again for all your help in this worthy cause!

Vote for a Charity

29 Cash Shop Update: A Strange Encounter with Forteanagoria!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: A Strange Encounter with Forteanagoria! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:32 pm

There's been a major breakthrough in Evolving Item science! While I've usually tried to stick to the harder sciences, we're venturing into spooky paranormal territory. While out on a camping trip, my item researchers had a strange encounter with some blinding lights in the sky...

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Forteanagoria peers into the deepest corners of cryptozoology, alien visitors and sci-fi folklore. To start with, it includes some creepy forest backgrounds, flying saucers and irradiated hair.


You can grab a first-generation Forteanagoria now in the Gaia Cash Shop! Remember: first-generation items evolve before all the others, and they tend to hold higher value on the Marketplace. Don't miss out!

Visit the Cash Shop

30 EI Report: Shadowlegend, Imaginary Friend & ForteanagoriaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Shadowlegend, Imaginary Friend & Forteanagoria - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:33 pm

It's that time again, Evolving Item fans! We've got another exciting report this week, including yesterday's fascinating new item, the grand finale of an old favorite and a new evolution from one of our weirdest EIs ever. Let's have a look:

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You've still got time to grab a first-generation Forteanagoria! Be ready for a close encounter with some of the strangest wonders of the paranormal world.

The thrilling tale of the Shadowlegend has come to its conclusion! This week marks the final evolution, meaning that all previous poses are unlocked, plus something new: the ability to become a living weapon.

Your Imaginary Friend is back for another visit! This time, it takes the form of a friendly violet velociraptor named Velvet. You'll look quite fetching with that feathery skin!


You can grab all these great EIs in the Cash Shop! If you're interested in browsing for some old favorites, though, you'd better act fast-- a bunch of our finest EIs are about to be out of stock! On Friday, August 6th, the following EIs will leave the Cash Shop:

Noel's Gift
Mizuchi's Jewel
Dappy Dandy
Seracila Pendant
Compass of Seidh


That's about all for this week, ladies and gents. Before you go, be sure to stop by and vote in our weekly EI poll. Have a great weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items

31 Join Us for the 2010 Otakon Panel WebcastEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join Us for the 2010 Otakon Panel Webcast - admin Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:58 pm

Anime Expo Webcast!

Join us now for the Gaia panel at this year's Otakon convention! While we wish you could all be here in person to say hello, we want to give you the next best thing: a webcast that makes you feel like you're right there! To make it even more like the real thing, we will do a random drawing for attendees who post in our webcast chat thread. It will be an awesome time - hanging out, having fun, possibly winning gold and items! How can you resist?

The Gaia panel will webcast LIVE from 3pm - 5pm PT on Saturday, July 31st, 2010.. You can watch the webcast by clicking here to visit Gaia's video page

Join us here for to chat and ask questions for the Gaia Panel.

For more information about Gaia at Anime Expo, check out our fabulous blog!

Join the Webcast Now!

August Edit

02 Tipping: Not Just for Cows Anymore!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Tipping: Not Just for Cows Anymore! - admin Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:45 pm

You'll notice a new button on forum posts: "Tip Post." When you click it (and give a quick confirmation), you'll instantly give the person who made the post 25 Gold from your account.

You can use it any way you'd like: to show appreciation, to signal agreement with a post, to donate to a good cause, or even to offer a contemptuous little show of pity.

You can check how many tips a post has received by hovering over the button and clicking the "Tip Jar" link. For more info, click the "What's This?" link.

Remember: begging for tips is just like begging for Gold; it may be regarded as noobish!

03 Convention Tour: Gencon 2010!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Gencon 2010! - DJ Helsing Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:01 pm

Convention Tour: Gencon 2010!

The next stop on our Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at Gencon 2010 in Indianapolis, IN!

Gencon 2010

Where: Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

Variety Hour: August 5th 2010, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Capitol 2

Panel: August 7th 2010, 12:00pm – 2:00pm Capitol 2

Feedback Social: August 8th 2010, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Capitol 2


This weekend we'll be hitting up Gencon 2010 at the Indianapolis Convention Center in beautiful Indianapolis, IN! Head on over and meet us in Capitol 2 from 3:00 – 4:00 on August 5th-- we'll be hosting our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. Also be sure to stop by Capitol 2 on August 7th from 12:00 – 2:00 for the Gaia Feedback Social-- a perfect opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, I’m happy to announce that we’ll be hosting a Gaia Variety Hour show on August 8th in Capitol 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.

As a bonus, all panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the stops in 2010!

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

03 New Rapid EI: PistoleraEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Rapid EI: Pistolera - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:54 pm

A brand-new Rapid EI has emerged on the scene: Pistolera promises to deliver loads of explosive action and mayhem. As a scientist, consider my interest piqued. User Image

Out of the ashes of war and devastation, a new legend begins. Pistolera tells the story of a young heroine taking a stand against evil, and her transformation from bumbling warrior to sharp-shooting badass.

You can grab a first-generation Pistolera right now in the Cash Shop. The story will be unfolding fast, with new evolutions coming every Tuesday and Friday. Once it finishes evolving, you'll be able to grab a fully unlocked second generation.

Visit the Cash Shop

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


As a special bonus, here's an enticing piece of Pistolera art from Fayren Pickpocket:

02 $25 Cash Cards Now at GamestopEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement $25 Cash Cards Now at Gamestop - admin Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:57 pm

Now you can get $25 Gaia Cash Cards at Gamestop locations in the US and US territories like Puerto Rico. Gaia and Gamestop: it's like a match made in electronic heaven, with little side-scrolling cherubim showering the happy couple in hexidecimal confetti.

Or maybe it's just really convenient. Convenience is nice, too.

Find a Gamestop Near You

06 Cash Shop Update: Take Flight with Air Gaia!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Take Flight with Air Gaia! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:30 pm

Mintaka and I have been awfully busy this week rounding up new fashions. We've put together a great collection of super-stylish airline-themed ensembles. Observe!

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Retro Runway comes with everything you need to look like a stunning stewardess: a cute cap, scarf, jacket, dress and boots.

Postal Pigeons love carrying your letters through the air, and now you can have one to hang out and be your little buddy.

Keep planes in flight with Skyward Mechanic, featuring a colorful jumpsuit, boots, pants, cap, apron, tool belt and welding kit.

You can also pick up the Teal Heartstring as a lovely new additional accessory.


The Air Gaia Bundle comes packed with all of the above items, plus an exclusive treat: Golden Aviation.


If you'd like to grab any or all of these goodies, just come visit us in the Cash Shop! Don't wait too long, because these items will only be available until Friday, August 20th.


Visit the Cash Shop

06 EI Report: Pistolera, Secret RetreatEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Pistolera, Secret Retreat - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:01 pm

Hi there, EI fans! I just wanted to drop in with a quick report, because we've got two awesome items evolving-- including our new Rapid EI!

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The action is heating up with Pistolera-- our hero seems to have accepted a quest from a rough-looking farmer. Perhaps you'll get to put those guns to good use.

It's another wild night at the Secret Retreat! In this week's mysterious episode, you notice something unusual as you gaze at your reflection in the mirror...


That's it for this week, ladies and gentlemen-- to pick up one of these items, just stop by the Cash Shop. But before you go, remember to stop by and vote in our weekly poll!

Get Your Evolving Items

09 Cash Shop Update - Yin and Yang GoodiesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update - Yin and Yang Goodies - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:40 pm

Greetings, Gaians! Rigel and I have some exciting news: we've just received a shipment of some futuristic battle technology-- we aren't quite sure how technically legal it is to sell gear this advanced, so we can only keep it in the shop until August 23rd! Please, have a look:

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A full suit of Yin Tech provides unmatched flexibility, protection and, of course, balance. Includes a battle suit, mini wings, sleeve and leg armor and a power jewel.

For a more classically-styled approach with just as much power, the Yang Tech provides a well-matched alternative.

The Yin & Yang Sprites are a perfectly-matched pair if ever there was one. Even though they seem to disagree about everything, it somehow balances out.

For the best value, you can grab the Balanced Bundle-- you'll get all the great items listed above, plus the exclusive Yin Yang Future Falchions!


For all this insane technology and many other fine treasures, please stop by our shop!

Visit the Cash Shop Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


In other news, a whole bunch of Cash Shop classics are also low on stock! If you'd like to pick up any of the following, you'll have to hurry up and grab them before Friday, August 13th-- after that, they'll be gone!

Leaving 8/13:

  • Sumi Tribe
  • Space Pirate
  • Kindle the Sprite
  • Hero's Skimmer
  • Bundle of Blazing Battle
  • Treasures of the Gairish Bundle
  • Rainbow Jubilee
  • Odanodan
  • The Golden Chuuchilla
  • Blue Heavenly Unmentionables
  • Black Heavenly Unmentionables
  • White Heavenly Unmentionables
  • Chanho the Tiger Plushie
  • Thief of Hearts
  • Wild Hearts Bundle

11 Shop Update: Summery Beach Stuff!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Shop Update: Summery Beach Stuff! - [NPC] Sasha Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:57 pm

Hey! So like, guess what, guys? I just got a totally cute new shipment of stuff for my shop, and you should totally come look at it. As you guys know, I'm all about the beach, so I totally ordered a whole bunch of neato beachy stuff! Y'know, like bikinis, summer dresses, shorts, wild shirts and stuff.

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Some of the other shops got some stuff, too: Liam has some great sporty stuff, like surfboards, footballs and squirt guns. Agatha has some new jewelry too, and check out Prize & Joy as well for some deluxe prizes!

So, like, if you love shopping as much as I do, you better go check it all out, right?


Go Shopping!

13 Cash Shop Update: EI Bundle #5Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: EI Bundle #5 - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:48 pm

A great big bundle of scientific goodness arrived in the Cash Shop! The limited-edition EI Bundle #5 boasts a colorful collection of past evolving items, including:

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Gogh Reed takes you on an elemental journey packed with lightning otters, rainbow llamas and tons of beautifully rendered poses.

Enchanted Book: Fairy tales come to life when you thumb through the pages of this magical tome.

Captain Ara's Nestegg delivers a hardy serving of high-seas swashbuckling action. All the sweet, sweet plunder of the infamous Captain Ara is yours to enjoy.

And finally, this bundle comes complete with the exclusive Azuramella, a reinterpretation of Biancamella done in silver and blue.

To get your hands on this amazing collection, go visit those two celestial goofballs in the Cash Shop. It's only available until next Friday, so grab one while you can!

Get Evolving Item Bundle #5

13 EI Report: Pistolera, Forteanagoria & TimmyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Pistolera, Forteanagoria & Timmy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:34 pm

Hi there, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, your weekly source for all the latest on your favorite items. This week, we've got three interesting new developments. Take a look:

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The terrible saga of Timmy continues with a new pose: remember the time his evil mutations caused him to start slowly ingesting my arm like a snake trying to eat a gopher?

This week, Forteanagoria explores the strange phenomenon of crop circles! Not only are they showing up in fields, they seem to be appearing as unexplained tattoos on your body...

If you were hoping for more badass gear from Pistolera, you're definitely in luck. If you were also hoping for a little red-striped miniature warthog buddy, you're both in luck and strangely prescient.


You can grab all these great EIs now in the Gaia Cash Shop! Before you get your weekend business underway, be sure to stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like the most this week. Until next time, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

15 August's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement August's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:09 pm

Phew! It's finally the fifteenth, which means I can tear open these envelopes.

The August Monthly Collectibles pack a dramatic punch, adding a heavy dose of regal flair to just about any look.

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From the depths of your nocturnal terrors comes the Nitemare Crown, the strange headpiece worn by the dark monarch of the night. It seems to shift and change in your vision, transforming into different forms: a miniature crown, a horned circlet or a glowing headpiece.

When the sun god Apollus laughs, light dances across the skies like the winking suns on the Solar Sash—but when he cries, he hides his face in clouds, like the billowing cloth of the head wrap and shawl.

The Nitemare Crown and the Solar Sash are available this month only, so don't dawdle too long!

Visit the Gaia Cash Shop

16 Wrath of Gaia Leaving Cash ShopEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Wrath of Gaia Leaving Cash Shop - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:29 pm

The world of Gaia hangs on the brink of ecological ruin, and only Gaia's personal incarnation, Gaia-tan, can save it! But Gaia-tan can't defeat the four pollution-spawned elementals on her own—she needs your help, and soon.

Like the plants and animals being driven to extinction, the Wrath of Gaia is on the way out. Get one before they disappear in a blaze of glory on Friday, August 20!

Gaia-tan rewards her champions with an excellent item, like a Cash Shop favorite, valuable rare item, or even one of these amazing, environmentally-themed exclusives.


The natural force of Gaia is both cute and fierce, home to companions as cuddly as Alex the Raccoon and as deadly as the Ancient Defender. Get a chance to win your green pal before it's too late. Save some cash by grabbing a bundle, and get even more chances to win.

Behold the Wrath of Gaia

16 Create-a-Belt Contest: We have a new winner!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Create-a-Belt Contest: We have a new winner! - admin Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:17 pm

Alas, due to some shameful plagiarism shenanigans, we've had to disqualify the first-place winner of the Create-a-Belt Contest, brought to you by Coca-Cola®. We're replacing that item with the runner-up designed by Kiarrii.To her we offer the hugest congrats we have available! You can grab her excellently designed belt from the Summer Event page right now. If you already have the old winning belt, yours will be replaced with the new one.

Our apologies to everybody who picked up the original winning item. Out of respect to the belt's real designer, we felt it best to replace the item with something more authentic.

17 Gaia Meet-Ups: Come Hang Out with us in Houston, Texas!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Meet-Ups: Come Hang Out with us in Houston, Texas! - DJ Helsing Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:28 pm

Meet Ups: Houston, Texas!

We're hitting up Houston, Texas this weekend for our next Gaia Meet-Up! Stop by to mingle with your fellow Gaians while enjoying plenty of free pizza, free Gaia Gold, bowling tournaments, a cosplay contest and some exclusive goodies. Our friends at Lucky Strike Bowl have been kind enough to provide free bowling for the duration of the event!


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Meet Ups: Houston, Texas

When:
Saturday, August 21st, 4:30pm — 7:30pm
Where:
Lucky Strike Bowl
1201 San Jacinto St.
Houston, TX 77002


On August 21st, we'll be hitting up Lucky Strike Bowl at 1201 San Jacinto St in beautiful Houston, Texas! Head on over and meet us from 4:30PM to 7:30PM-- we'll be hosting a fun-packed Meet-Up, complete with plenty of free food, prizes, video games, bowling tournaments and a sneak peek at some exciting Gaia projects in the works.

We’ll be hosting a special cosplay contest at the Meet-Up, so be sure to come on down in costume for your chance to win some great prizes. There will also be a number of bowling challenges, complete with even more awesome prizes.

As a bonus, all attendees will receive a special limited-edition Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold, an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box and all new Gaia collector cards.

For the full scoop on this and all upcoming Gaia Meet-ups and Conventions, check out our Conventions page:

Gaia Conventions & Meet-Ups!


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention & Meet Up Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow meet up attendees!

17 Gai-ku Contest: We Have Winners!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gai-ku Contest: We Have Winners! - admin Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:14 pm

Our "Gai-ku" contest attracted a staggering volume of amateur poetics from every corner of the Gaia community-- in the end, we received over 7,000 haikus! It took us a while to read them all and expertly judge their merit, but we've narrowed it down to a few fantastic poems by some very talented Gaians.

To check out the winning haikus, see the first post of this thread:

View the Winning Gai-kus!


Many thanks to all those who entered! Even if you didn't win, we had a great time reading all the entries-- it was a great reminder that our community is positively bursting with creativity and cleverness.

18 Cash Shop Update: Frontier Skies Guide Gear!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Frontier Skies Guide Gear! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:37 pm

With so many Gaians rushing to save the giant floating jellyfish demigod, Mintaka and I have collected some excellent fashions celebrating the brave airship guides helping lead the charge. Feast your eyes on these:

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If you need a captain's hat fit for a vampire king, look no further than Louie's Crew. This beautifully crafted blue and gold hat, complete with matching embroidered coat and renaissance bag, can transform any slob into a regal captain of the skies.

Everyone's favorite fact-obsessed grunny is immortalized in Diedrich's Crew, an extremely colorful and professional looking hat, sleeveless coat and sling bag combo. If you're looking to stand out in a crowd, this will help.

Edmund's Crew brings the traditional "salty sea captain" look to the skies. With a classic hat, dashing long peacoat and duffel bag, you'll have no trouble inspiring the confidence of your crew.

For the more mechanically apt, Sam's Crew offers a stylish hat adorned with gears and goggles, a sharp-lookin' jacket and bag full of tools.

For those fatalistic enough to follow a violent, irascible elk into the great unknown, Carl's Crew offers a warm hat adorned with majestic antlers, a heavy fur-lined coat and leather messenger bag. Hopefully Carl doesn't mistake you for a rival or a mate.

Or grab all of the above items by picking up the Frontier Skies Bundle, complete with the exclusive Helmsman's Domain bonus item.

To get your hands on any of these great items, just come see us in the Cash Shop. Oh, and good luck on your upcoming journey!

Visit the Cash Shop

20 EI Report: Pistolera & Imaginary FriendEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Pistolera & Imaginary Friend - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:21 pm

Hi again, ladies and gentlemen! If you're not too busy packing and preparing for your treacherous airship expeditions into the Frontier Skies, let's take a minute to catch up on the latest EI news. We've got two items evolving today:

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This week's Pistolera evolution once again thrusts you into unexpected danger-- in addition to some great new gear, it's also a powerful reminder that not all loot is to be trusted.

The Imaginary Friend has dropped by for another unexpected visit! This week, it takes the form of a pompous pink poodle named Pavlov-- naturally, you can wear some glorious fluffy poodle hair.


You can grab these sweet EIs (and plenty more cool stuff) in the Cash Shop! Also, we'd be much obliged if you could stop by our EI poll and let us know which items you like best. Thanks, and good luck on your upcoming journey!

Get Your Evolving Items

21 Ascend to the Final Reign!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Ascend to the Final Reign! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:24 pm

Besides my exacting and ruthless practice of tax law, I have dozens of other hobbies and interests: model trains, uh, and history. So that's two. But I'm a big history buff—just the other day, I was reading this fascinating tale of royal intrigue in Gaia's middle ages. In fact, it even involves one of my ancestors...

Long ago, a fiery young ruler decided that he'd like to take over the world—of course, rulers decide that all time, but this plucky warlord actually had the guts to try it. It wasn't an easy road; if he were to rise to the throne for the Final Reign, he'd need to defeat the great leaders of six other nations.

To illustrate how tough it is to be king, the Final Reign CI will let you guide the young warlord's strategy, from his spark of ambition to his swift ascendancy. If you guide him well, incredible treasures will await you—but even if his reign is cut short, you'll walk away with a fantastic prize: a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable item or one of these regal new exclusives.

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You can try your hand at the Final Reign by picking one up in the Cash Shop, or save some Cash by grabbing a bundle.

Ascend to the Final Reign!

23 Gaians Gone Wild! - Thanks for WatchingEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild! - Thanks for Watching - admin Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:29 pm

Gaia's softball team, Gaians Gone Wild!, took the field last night for another action-packed night of sporting excellence! It would have been excellent if we won, but instead we put up a good fight.

Thank you to everyone who attended the webcast-- be sure to tune in next time to chat with other Gaians about the ups and downs of the GGW! on the ol' dirt diamond. You'll be able to participate in contests and win rare prizes, so don't miss your chance to claim a valuable piece of softball history!

Check out Gaia's Blog

24 Convention Tour: Fan Expo Canada 2010!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Fan Expo Canada 2010! - DJ Helsing Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:11 pm

Convention Tour: Fan Expo Canada 2010!

This weekend we'll be hitting up Fan Expo Canada 2010, and we're bringing some friends. Our friends at Viz Media and SHONEN JUMP have provided tons of awesome prizes for us to give out to a few lucky attendees of the Gaia events at Fan Expo including Naruto and Bleach DVDs, Manga, cool merchandise and a few lucky winners will even walk away with a one-year subscription to SHONEN JUMP Magazine!

Also don't miss out on the October issue of SHONEN JUMP magazine! Subscribe now for an exclusive subscriber-only Gaia Gold Card only available in the October issue of SHONEN JUMP magazine and get ready for the completely new SHONEN JUMP magazine coming 12/7/10! Call 1-800-541-7919 and request the "Gaia Special Deal" to receive your gold card code with your subscription!

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Fan Expo Canada 2010

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, ON, Canada

Panel: Saturday, August 28th, 1:00pm — 3:00pm ROOM #205B

Feedback Social: Sunday, August 29th, 3:00pm — 5:00pm ROOM #205B

Head on over and meet us in Room #205B at 1:00pm on Sarurday Aug. 28th for the Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a sneak peek at future Gaia projects. Also be sure to stop by Room #205B on Sunday Aug. 29th at 3:00pm for the Gaia Feedback Social-- your chance to contribute honest feedback and help improve the site. Bring your weirdest skills and hidden talents, because we'll be hosting some goofy contests and awarding some great prizes courtesy of Gaia Online and SHONEN JUMP!.

Convention Bonus! All panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the stops in 2010!

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

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25 The Emmy Awards: Join us for a Live Chat!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Emmy Awards: Join us for a Live Chat! - admin Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:56 pm

Hey, remember that thing called "TV" that we all sat around and stared at before the Internet gave us exciting new things to sit around and stare at?

Well, TV still exists, and it's ready for its yearly round of self-congratulation! The Emmy Awards are coming up, and we'll be hosting a live chat thread where you can root for your favorite shows, make some guesses on the winners and discuss how superhumanly hilarious Jimmy Fallon is.

The awards will be live on NBC at 5:00 to 8:00PM, Pacific. For more info and a list of the nominees, check out our live chat thread-- when it's time for the show, we'll be there to gab with you!

Join the Chat!

27 Cash Shop Update - Fox & HoundEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update - Fox & Hound - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:17 pm

Aha! Mintaka and I have a wonderful new selection of items available today, hearkening back to the noble aristocratic tradition of fox hunting-- of course, Gaians don't actually hunt foxes anymore, they just ride around on horses with their dogs, find some adorable foxes, and then everyone sits down and has a picnic.

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Equestri - Includes all the pieces you need to look like an upper-class equestrian. Includes a jacket, pants, riding boots and a multi-functional riding crop.

Flossy Fox - You'll look certifiably foxy with these cute costume accessories: legwarmers, a lovely top, strawberry curls and a sugar capelet.

Bullet the Puppy - Despite his intense name, this little wiggling hound pup is all naps and cuddles. He still hasn't figured out how to keep his tongue in his mouth.

Fox and Hound Bundle - Includes all the items above, plus the exclusive Hunter's Companion. What a deal!

These items will only be available until Friday, September 3rd, so get them while you can! To grab them, just visit us at the Gaia Cash Shop. We've got a huge, ever-changing selection of wonderful items, so please stop in for a look. See you next time!

Visit the Cash Shop

27 Evolving Item Report - Secret Retreat and PistoleraEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Evolving Item Report - Secret Retreat and Pistolera - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:50 pm

Ready for some science, ladies and gentlemen? Good! Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, where the world's foremost biologist-- yours truly-- fills you in on the latest developments of Gaia's most volatile and unpredictable items. We've got two great updates this week, so let's get right in there:


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It's another strange lost weekend at the Secret Retreat. After the bizarre events that transpired last time, it looks like two mysterious hooded figures have shown up... only time will tell what this is all about!

The action-packed finale of Pistolera is upon us! In its final form, you'll see all the exciting accessories from previous weeks unlocked, plus level up with a bunch of fantastic new firepower and gear.


You can grab these EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop! As always, we'd love it if you could find time to visit the weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best. Thanks, and see you next time!

I Think I'd Like to Have These Things

29 Tonight: Live Emmys Chat Thread!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Tonight: Live Emmys Chat Thread! - admin Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:09 pm

Do you like seeing TV personalities? Do you like seeing them in big popularity contests with shiny trophies for prizes? Well, you're in luck-- the Emmys are tonight, the biggest TV popularity contest of them all!

Tune in to NBC from to 5:00 to 8:00PM, Pacific, to see famous people getting a fancy pat on the back. Share your predictions, cheer for your picks and heap insults on the horribly misinformed opinions of the judges in our live chat thread.

30 Cash Shop Update: New Rapid EI - Lumiere NoireEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Rapid EI - Lumiere Noire - [NPC] Dr. Singh Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:33 pm

Big news, ladies and gentlemen: we've got a brand new Rapid EI hitting the Cash Shop today, and it harnesses no less an elemental force than love itself! How exciting is that, huh? Let's get a look at this thing:

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Lumiere Noire is a timeless tale of romance-- is the love of our young heroes strong enough to overcome all obstacles and persevere forever? Only time will tell...


Since this is a Rapid EI, the story will unfold a little more quickly than usual. Starting this Friday, Lumiere Noire will evolve every Tuesday and Friday. You can grab one now in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Visit the Cash Shop Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


But wait! We've also got this lovely illustration from the item's creator:

31 Contest Winners: Virtually Get Rich & Famous in < 30 SecondsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Contest Winners: Virtually Get Rich & Famous in < 30 Seconds - admin Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:50 pm

In a recent contest, we asked you to leave us a voicemail telling why you keep coming back to Gaia. Immediately, Gaians flooded all of our incoming phone lines and nearly melted down our phone system with over 2,700 messages! That gave us about 81,000 seconds of listening pleasure.

After explaining to our moms why the lines were busy all week, we finally listened to the entries. As always, there was a surplus of good ones, but we've picked out the best as our Voicemail Contest winners. Check out which Gaians scored gigantic piles of Gold!

Check out the Contest Winners

31 New Achievements: Whoops!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Achievements: Whoops! - admin Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:56 pm

Hi, everyone!

We released a big achievement update today, but a few of the new additions have been causing some grief. There are special achievements for reaching a set number of posts in certain forums, but some overzealous achievement hunters have been spamming to try to get the achievements faster. Obviously, that's kinda annoying and unsportsmanlike, so we're going to turn the following achievements off for now:

  • Fanboy/Fangirl
  • Prommie
  • Really, Gaia? Really?


Unfortunately, this means anyone who's earned one of these achievements will lose the points for it and have the achievement removed from their list... but nobody's actually earned them yet anyway, so it shouldn't matter much.

With love, -The Gaia Team

September Edit

02 Final Reign is leaving the Cash Shop soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Final Reign is leaving the Cash Shop soon! - [NPC] Ivan Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:45 pm

Just a quick note for all those who still haven't experienced the grandeur of the Final Reign: your time's running out! This historical epic lets you help an ambitious young ruler in his mad attempt to conquer Gaia... if he succeeds, you could earn an incredible reward!

But whether his quest for glory is triumphant or not, you'll still walk away with something cool: it could be a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable item or one of these new exclusives:


You can try your hand at the Final Reign by picking one up in the Cash Shop, or save some Cash by grabbing a bundle. The Final Reign will be leaving the Cash Shop on Monday, September 13, so act fast!

Ascend to the Final Reign

02 Cosplay Contest Winners AnnouncedEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cosplay Contest Winners Announced - admin Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:23 pm

The results from Gaia's first Cosplay Contest have been tabulated and the decision is in-- Gaia's cosplayers are awesome! We had only planned for eight winners, but the number of incredible Open Category entries completely blew our minds. After purchasing new minds, we decided on these nineteen champions. If that doesn't quench your cosplay itch, check out all of our wonderful runners-up!

Got a full-blown case of cosplay fever? Head on over to the cosplay forum where you can always get intensive care from Gaia's experts. (Note: forums are not a reliable source of medical advice, even though the person giving it may be dressed as a doctor).

Check out the Contest Winners

P.S. If your cosplay itch develops into a rash, apply ointment and change into loose-fitting clothes.

03 EI Report: Forteanagoria, Timmy & Lumiere NoireEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Forteanagoria, Timmy & Lumiere Noire - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:24 pm

Science never sleeps, ladies and gentleman, so we're here around the clock to monitor the latest developments. This week our observations have turned up new evolutions in Forteanagoria, Timmy and the Rapid EI Lumiere Noire.

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This week Forteanagoria takes you deep into the forest primeval, where a legendary lost species of humanoids is looking for friendship-- and more. It is truly an astounding day for science to confirm the existence of these majestic, amorous creatures.

My old friend Timmy continues to work his way up your arm, consuming flesh and bone like a child-shaped pencil sharpener. This was from a pretty creepy phase of Timmy's life, but I can't help feeling partly responsible. This one brings back some painful memories-- my arm suddenly feels weird-- so let's move on.

Tension mounts in Lumiere Noire as Lumiere attempts to disguise himself, hoping to sneak into a ball. Will his ruse bring home closer to his love, or will he be discovered, unmasked and punished? Check back next week for another chapter in this love story.


You can pick up these delightfully macabre EIs in the Cash Shop, along with marvelous items for all occasions. We always want to know which EIs you like best, so stop by the weekly poll and give us an earful before Timmy chews his way up to the side of our head.

Get Your Evolving Items

08 Animated Items: Twinkling Prism Charm & Jelly BubblepopEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Animated Items: Twinkling Prism Charm & Jelly Bubblepop - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:13 pm

The stars are aligning once more! Our dear siblings Saiph and Hatsya have finally gotten busy and produced some new Animated Items. Feast your eyeballs on these shimmering wonders:

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Astra-V: Twinkling Prism Charm features a colorful mix of heavenly goodness: stars, rainbows and dazzling particles of light.


Add some bubbly goodness to your look with Astra-VI: Jelly Bubblepop. Not only will you be surrounded by cute little bubbles, but you (and anyone else) will be able to pop 'em.

You can grab these limited-edition items by visiting me and Rigel in the Cash Shop! Act fast, because they're only available until Wednesday, September 15th.

Get Animated Items

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


Remember, each Animated Item you buy comes with a piece of Stellarite. This'll keep it any other Animated Items you have going for 30 days. After that, you'll need to recharge 'em with more Stellarite, which you can buy for Gold in Skin Tyte.

09 EI Report: Imaginary Friend & Lumiere NoireEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Imaginary Friend & Lumiere Noire - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:42 pm

Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, friends! Time for another in-depth look at all the strange developments in the world of EI science. Looks like we've got two great items evolving this week, including a dramatic finale! Let's take a closer look:

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Your Imaginary Friend is reaching its stunning conclusion this week! In the fantastic finale, all the previous incarnations of your strange companion come back for one last visit-- of course, they've brought some stunning gifts with them. You can also combine their chromatic splendor into some dazzling rainbow items!

The romantic saga of the Lumiere Noire is really starting to flourish. This week our lovers seem as happy as ever, but my background in the science of love tells me it won't last. Could tragedy be around the corner?


You can grab these items and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop! Before you go, don't forget to stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like best. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Get Your Evolving Items

10 Special Discount on New Animated Items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Special Discount on New Animated Items! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:44 pm

Great news, people of Gaia! Saiph and Hatsya got so worked up by a meteor shower that they stayed up all night making Animated Items. Now we have way more than we expected! As a result, we're offering a 100 Gaia Cash discount on their most recent inventions. But the sale is Saturday and Sunday only-- Saiph and Hatsya are pretty worn out, and we don't think they'll be working like that again for awhile.

Astra-V: Twinkling Prism Charm - With this twinkling rainbow dancing over your head, you'll always have good luck! Now you know!

Want a conversation starter? See what pops up with Astra-VI: Jelly Bubblepop. Touch the bubbles and they burst-- but don't worry about running out, there are always more on the way.

Both of these items come with stellarite batteries included. If you've been thinking about trying an Animated Item, this is a great time to grab one and save some Gaia Cash. Saiph and Hatsya doing extra work-- it may never happen again!

Get Your Animated Items

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


Learn More About Animated Items

Remember, each Animated Item you buy comes with a piece of Stellarite. This'll keep it and any other Animated Items you have going for 30 days. After that, you'll need to recharge 'em with more Stellarite, which you can buy for Gold in Skin Tyte.

13 Salon Update - Hot New DosEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Salon Update - Hot New Dos - [NPC] Vanessa Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:25 pm

So I saw these hideous looking people at the mall. My first thought was: eww, gross. But then I realized they probably can't help it, and I just felt bad for them.

But then I had another thought: with a decent hairstyle, those people could be borderline attractive. Maybe they just need a makeover. I could do that, of course, but I don't do "decent" hairstyles. I make art on your head. I make art all over your head.

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These are my latest masterpieces. You can look but don't touch. There's something for everyone, from a Bookish or Plain Pony for the quiet type, to an Aero or Koji if you're feeling adventurous. See me when you're ready to get serious about your look.


Visit Salon Durem

13 Convention Tour: Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010! - DJ Helsing Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:30 pm

Convention Tour: Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010!

The next stop on our Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010 in Atlanta, GA!

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010

Where: Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia

Variety Hour: September 17th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm Waverly's Kennesaw Room

Panel: September 18th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Waverly's Kennesaw Room

Feedback Social: September 19th, 10:00am – 12:00pm The Galleria's Room 104


This weekend we'll be hitting up Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Cobb Galleria Centre in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia! Head on over and meet us in the Waverly's Kennesaw Room from 5:00pm – 7:00pm on September 18th. We'll be hosting our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and sneak peek at some future Gaia goodness. Also be sure to stop by The Galleria's Room 104 on September 19th from 10:00am – 12:00pm for the Gaia Feedback Social-- a perfect opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. Finally, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Variety Hour Show on September 17th in the Waverly's Kennesaw Room from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Come by for goofy contests, great prizes and a chance to showcase your silliest hidden talents and skills.

Convention Bonus! All panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold, an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box and the all-new Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Convention Tour page for details about all the stops in 2010!

Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

13 AutoCash: Get Gaia Cash & More Every Month!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement AutoCash: Get Gaia Cash & More Every Month! - admin Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:00 pm

Buy Gaia Cash on a regular basis? AutoCash can hook you up with some sweet bonus action. For a mere $10 a month, you get the following:

1000 Gaia Cash every month

200 Bonus Gaia Cash every month

An exclusive item for every 3 months you stay signed up

10% off all Cash Shop purchases until October 31st

There's no easier way to feed your appetite for Gaia's finest premium goodies, aside from maybe uploading your brain into a computer.

Try AutoCash

AutoCash currently requires a credit or debit card to sign up, but we're looking into additional payment options. Naturally, you can cancel at any time. Got opinions or suggestions? Leave your thoughts in our official Feedback thread.

14 Spend Your Wing Stickers in the Treehouse!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Spend Your Wing Stickers in the Treehouse! - [NPC] The Wing Scouts Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:47 pm

Hey, everybody! I'm Jay and these are my fellow Wing Scouts, Scuppers and Monia. We used to live in the Shabby Meadows Orphanage, but thanks to Gaians bein' all charitable a few Christmases ago, we were able to get out of there and start savin' money for our dream: a great big treehouse fort.

You've probably collected a lot of Wing Stickers in the past few weeks. Welp, those were ours! You can come spend 'em in shop, the Treehouse. We've got a few goodies already, and we'll be making more in the future. Climb up and see!

Visit the Treehouse!

Oh, and if you need more Wing Stickers you gotta be patient. We'll be givin' more out during special occasions throughout the year, so keep your eyes peeled!

14 Cash Shop Cleanup: Tons of Items Leaving on 9/16Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Cleanup: Tons of Items Leaving on 9/16 - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:29 pm

Greetings, Gaialings! Rigel and I need to make room for the next batch of items in the Cash Shop, so we're removing a whole bunch of older ones. On September 16, the following items will be going away:

  • Spring Bride
  • Spring Groom
  • Heartstring
  • Green Heartstring
  • White Heartstring
  • Black Heartstring
  • Lavender Heartstring
  • Blue Sweetheart Teddy
  • Louie's Crew
  • Diedrich's Crew
  • Edmund's Crew
  • Carl's Crew
  • Sam's Crew
  • Frontier Skies Bundle
  • Yin Tech
  • Yin & Yang Sprites
  • Yang Tech
  • Balanced Bundle
  • Lala the Koala Plushie
  • Crimson Promise
  • Ponzu the panda
  • Freki the Red Wolf
  • Dark Tale Bundle

If you'd like to get any of these before it's too late, come see us in the Cash Shop!

Visit the Cash Shop

15 September's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement September's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:17 pm

Yay! It's the 15th! Time to rip open these envelopes and see what's inside!

If you're looking to expand your arsenal of deadly weapons or embrace heavenly innocence, September's Monthly Collectibles have you covered.

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A sword of exquisite craftsmanship and startling killing prowess, the Muramasa is wielded by only the most skilled assassins. It is said this legendary blade cannot be sheathed until it has drawn blood.

If you need a little protection from above, the Light Spirit will watch over you. This angelic force is a wellspring of untapped magic, though its power is most potent when exercised by the innocent.

Muramasa and Light Spirit are available this month only, so grab both while you can!

Get Your Monthly Collectibles

16 Earn some Gaia Cash helping us test new sponsored offers!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Earn some Gaia Cash helping us test new sponsored offers! - admin Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:30 pm

In an effort to improve the sponsored offers, we're doing a bit of testing here. Some of you-- roughly half of you-- will be seeing SuperRewards offers instead of Offerpal. We're aiming to see which one works out better for you guys and provides the best experience (and rewards).

If you haven't done any sponsored offers yet, they present an easy way of earning some Gaia Cash by filling out surveys, signing up for useful services like Netflix and more.

Earn Some Gaia Cash


If you have any feedback to give or come across an inappropriate or frustrating offer, head on over to this thread and let us know.

Note: not all offers are for everybody, so make sure you read the fine print.

17 EI Report: Lumiere Noire & Secret Retreat Mini-EvolutionEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Lumiere Noire & Secret Retreat Mini-Evolution - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:59 pm

Happy Friday, science fans! We're heading into this well-earned weekend with a brief but dramatic update. Let's take a look, shall we?

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Things take a turn for the tragic with Lumiere Noire. Lumiere, believing Noire to be dead, takes drastic action and poisons himself. Noire then awakens to find her lover dead, and decides to join him. Depressing stuff, but thankfully the poses are beautiful.

Big things are in store for Secret Retreat's upcoming finale, so the artist was kind enough to provide a lovely little mini-evolution to hold you over until then.


You can grab both of these items-- and many others-- from the Cash Shop. While I've got your attention, please take a moment to vote in our weekly poll and let us know which EI is your current favorite. Have a great weekend, everybody!

Visit the Cash Shop

17 Run Away to the Cirque du GothiqueEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Run Away to the Cirque du Gothique - [NPC] Ivan Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:54 pm

As a soldier in the war on tax fraud, I've got my share of enemies. Underground ferret breeders, knock-off lava lamp dealers and fake charities all know my name. But what really gets to me are traveling circuses—no respect for tax law and never in one place for long. Grrr!

The worst of the bunch is the Cirque du Gothique. Run by the lunatic Ringmaster, this crowd of misfits and troublemakers rambles from town to town, spreading mischief and never paying their taxes. Together with his eight captains, the Ringmaster is always looking for new recruits to perform in his mad show.

If you join the Cirque du Gothique you'll be randomly assigned one of those eight degenerates as your mentor. Through a series of questions they'll find the right job for your skills—though I would hardly call them "jobs"—from balancing on the high wire to running the concession stand. The Ringmaster's pay system is as chaotic as his show, so no matter your assignment you'll be sure to walk away with a Cash Shop favorite, valuable rarity or something from his creepy collection. Of course, you'll have to live with the shame of cheating the GRS of its share of your paycheck, but that's up to you.

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You can roll the bones with the Cirque du Gothique at the Cash Shop, or pick up a bundle to save some Cash.

Run Away to the Cirque du Gothique

20 New Contest: Posting for MillionsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Contest: Posting for Millions - admin Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:37 pm

Looking for a little extra change in your pocket? Questing a dream avatar with a hefty price tag? Here's your chance to get rich in a flash!

You could win up to FIVE MILLION GOLD just by being in the right place at the right time (on Gaia, duh). To get your name in the running, just head over to this blog post and tell us how you would spend the winnings. We'll be picking one post every day and showcase it on the blog. If we showcase yours, you have twenty minutes to PM us and claim the prize. If you don't PM us in time, we'll add 100,000 Gold to the jackpot (up to five million).

Dream big, Gaians! They just might come true. For more info and all the juicy rules, check out the Gaia Blog posting by clickin' below:

Learn More

21 Gaia Meet-Ups: Las Vegas, Nevada!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Meet-Ups: Las Vegas, Nevada! - DJ Helsing Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:18 am

Meet Ups: Las Vegas, NV!

We'll be hitting up Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend for our next Gaia Meet-Up! Stop by to mingle with your fellow Gaians while enjoying plenty of cheap games, free pizza, free Gaia Gold, arcade contests, a cosplay contest and other exclusive goodies.

Meet Ups: Las Vegas, NV

When:
Saturday, September 25th, 4:00-7:00pm.
Where:
GameWorks
3785 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Ste. 010
Las Vegas, NV 89109



On September 25th, we'll be hitting up GameWorks on the Las Vegas Strip! Head on over and join us from 4:00PM to 7:00PM-- we'll be hosting a fun-packed Meet-Up, complete with plenty of free food, prizes, video game tournaments, a cosplay contest and a sneak peek at some upcoming Gaia projects.

We’ll be hosting a special cosplay contest at the Meet-Up, so be sure to come on down in your best costume to be entered to win some great prizes.

We’ll also be running some fun arcade challenges where you’ll have a chance to win some sweet prizes by beating DJ Helsing at your favorite games.

As a bonus: All attendees will receive a special limited-edition Offline Event 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold, an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box and the all-new Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime very soon. Check out the Offline Event page for details about all the stops in 2010!

Check out the Gaia 2010 Offline Events


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention and Meet Up Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow Gaians!

22 MiniWings Giveaway!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement MiniWings Giveaway! - admin Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:44 pm

It's not even close to Christmas, but the giving spirit is already upon us: every month for the next six months, we will be giving away two pairs of the brand new Red Devil MiniWings, not to mention some great consolation prizes from the Cash Shop.

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How do you become one of those lucky winged people? Easy. Every day that you log in to Gaia, you will get one entry in the monthly drawing. You also get one entry for every 99 Gaia Cash spent during that month. You can get your entries one way or the other or both.

At the end of each month all entries will be totaled and we will randomly select two lucky winners. Next month the contest starts all over again, and so on, until the end of March.

So: for a chance to win a super cute, super rare item, all you have to do is visit Gaia. If you're reading this, you're already in the running.

Learn More

22 Cash Shop Update - Punk AcademyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update - Punk Academy - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:01 pm

School's in, Gaians! Our own education was unconventional-- mostly inter-stellar travel, watching galaxies die and the like-- but we understand that education is something of a fetish among your kind.

To be honest, though, your schools seem...boring...to us. So, we brought in a shipment of punk gear to put some bite into your learning institutions. Please enjoy irresponsibly.

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Malice Punk - Before you throw a brick through the principal's office window, throw on this vicious collection, including jacket, buckle scarf, zipper pants and awesome hair. You'll be so busy admiring yourself, you'll forget all about vandalism.

Lover's Anarchy - This tough-looking collection is great whether your heart is a bitter rock or needs an extra layer of leather to protect it from a cruel world. Includes a black and magenta ponytail, skirt, boots and union jack lunchbox.

Murky - If you're not bringing books to class, sling this little guy over your shoulder. Murky includes teddy ears and an eye patch so you can match each other.

Purky - For a more colorful companion, you can drag Purky along for all kinds of delinquency in matching bunny ears and heart-shaped eye patch.

Punk Academy Bundle - Get the full punk look with all the items above and a sweet pair of headphones in the bonus Beat Gear.


Complete your punk look while you can, Gaians! These fashions will be leaving the Cash Shop on October 6, when our own impulse to rebel will force us to move on to something new.

Visit the Cash Shop

23 Fresh Fashions at Kalamari KastleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Fresh Fashions at Kalamari Kastle - admin Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:06 pm

Once a week at Gaia HQ we have a mandatory "clothing day," during which all staff are required to wear clothes. To make the most of it, we're constantly on the prowl for the best of the fashion world, and Kalamari Kastle is our new go-to source for style info. Now we wear clothes just for fun!

Brought together by our shared fashion interests, Gaia and Kalamari Kastle will be working together-- maybe more like passing notes in class than "working"-- to bring you the latest in alternative styles. To start, we've got two murderously cute characters from The Public Zoo. Mr. Eeh is a hard-boiled egg who never got laid; Hickup is a wide-eyed panda with blood on his hands. You can get little versions of these guys for your avatar by visiting Kalamari Kastle.

Check Out Kalamari Kastle

24 TOS UpdateEdit

We've made a minor change to our Terms of Service-- always a cause for excitement! One in ten Gaia users will now be automatically enlisted in transgenic experiments run by the world's shadow government. Just kidding! There were some minor formatting problems and now we've fixed them-- no biggie.

If you want to make sure we aren't going to turn you into human-iguana hybrids, check out the Terms of Service for yourself. It never hurts to know what's going on:

Terms of Service

If for some reason you do not enjoy lengthy legal documents, perhaps the "Rules and Guidelines" will be more to your liking. It's a distilled version of the TOS, good enough to satisfy your jones for regulations, but no replacement for the TOS:

Rules and Guidelines

24 EI eport: Forteanagoria, Timmy & Lumiere NoireEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Forteanagoria, Timmy & Lumiere Noire - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:23 pm

Happy Friday, ladies and gents! I'm Dr. Singh, Gaia's preeminent biologist, and this is the Evolving Item Report, your weekly wrap-up of all the latest news in the strange world of evolving items. We've got three incredible new developments this week, so let's get right in there:

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This week brings the bittersweet finale of Lumiere Noire: alas, it seems that dark and light cannot share the sky, and our lovers could not escape their fate. But they'll always be in each other's hearts, as the sunshine casts shadows and the moonlight illuminates the dark.

More paranormal events are popping up in the realm of Forteanagoria. This week, a pair of strange visitors bring eerie tidings: watch out for a creepy Mothman and the mysterious Mr. Cold.

Last up, my little mutant buddy Timmy has another mini-evolution today. Looks like he's continuing to devour your arm like a snake eating a gopher-- he's almost up to the shoulder joint! Yecch!


That's all for this week, friends! Before you take off, be sure to stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best. You can grab all these great items and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!

Heads up! Some of our favorite EIs will be leaving the shop soon! If you're looking to pick up Pistolera, Checkmate, Mana Seed, Shadowlegend or the Imaginary Friend, you'll need to do it before Tuesday, September 28th. Don't miss out!

Oh! We've got one last surprise this week: a beautiful piece of Lumiere Noire artwork from one of Gaia's artists!

27 Cash Shop + Gold Shop Update: Flamenco, Matadors & MoreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop + Gold Shop Update: Flamenco, Matadors & More - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:46 pm

Hello, Gaians. Our tireless search for the world's most amazing garments continues! This week, Rigel and I have imported a new selection of gorgeous merchandise from a far-off land... have a look!

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The Flora Roja is sure to make you the foxiest señorita in the room. This breathtaking flamenco garb includes a beautiful gown and some lovely accessories.

For those who enjoy classic feats of manly barbarism, the Mark of Courage brings us back to a time when men dressed up in ornate costumes and engaged in daring duels with angry bulls.

You might look pretty silly in a full torero costume if you didn't have an irate living slab of sleek, razor-horned beef breathing down your neck. That's where ol' Toro Bravo comes in.

For the best deal, pick up the Paquete Magnifico-- this bundle includes all of the above, plus an adorable exclusive buddy: Churro the Donkey!


Gaia's Gold Shops have also been freshly stocked with a new selection of items-- please look below for a message from Josie!

To get these hot new items, just visit us in the Gaia Cash Shop. We have an ever-changing selection of wonderful stuff, so stop by often. See you soon!

Visit the Cash Shop

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!



  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop + Gold Shop Update: Flamenco, Matadors & More - [NPC] Josie Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:47 pm

A big shipment of clothes has just arrived from a far off land of adventure and romance-- a land where luchadores wrestle in the ring while gauchos, bandits and lawmen compete for the attention of fair young ladies. With these great new items, you can dress any part you like, or mix and match for a really international style.

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I'll have a bunch of these items at Global Imports, but some of the other shops are also stocking their shelves with this delivery. Check out The Jock Strap, Gambino Outfitters, Prize & Joy, Barton Jewelers and Barton Flowershoppe if you want something and can't find it at my store.

Visit Global Imports

27 Gaians Gone Wild Webcast: Thanks for watching!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild Webcast: Thanks for watching! - admin Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:01 pm

Thank you for attending tonight's GGW! softball game. We're in it to win it and we hope you watched. Besides, you might have won a highly coveted, exclusive item with multiple poses. We've only given away a few of these items and we'd love to give away more!

Thank you all for joining in, to see the replay, please click below! Get to clickin' already!

Tune In Now

28 Compare Your Scores in Frontier SkiesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Compare Your Scores in Frontier Skies - [NPC] President Diedrich Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:03 pm

Hello!

Did you know that thousands of Gaians set sail in flying ships to save a giant jellyfish demigod??? It's true! I hope he's better now. Sometimes when I hurt, I run in circles until I throw up in a euphoric fit. Then I feel all better! With all the supplies Gaians brought the jellyfish, maybe he's feeling better, too.

Also, did you know that there is a leader board up now?? You can compare scores with your friends and everyone else in Gaia. Also, it is a fact that this is not really late. Yep, those are both rock solid facts.

Now you can make your superior captaining skills a fact, too! OK, bye!

Compare Scores Now

It's all so very true and undeniable. OK, Bye bye!

Goodbye, my sweet friends!

I miss you all so very much already. Bye now!

29 MiniWing Contest: Last Chance for September!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement MiniWing Contest: Last Chance for September! - admin Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:23 pm

The month is almost over, so this is your last opportunity to pump up your chances of winning Red Devil MiniWings before this drawing is closed at the end of September 30! We'll pick the winners October 1 and announce them soon after.

There are two ways to build your odds of winning: you get one entry for each day you log in to Gaia, and one entry for every 99 Gaia Cash you spend. We'll draw winners from these groups separately-- there will be one MiniWings winner from the pool of log in entries, and one MiniWings winner from the pool of Gaia Cash entries. There will also be ten runner-up prizes split evenly between the two groups.

Good luck, Gaians! And remember, these drawings will continue each month until March, so keep logging in for your chance to win.

See Your Chances to Win!

October Edit

01 EI Report: Apprentice Charm & Secret RetreatEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Apprentice Charm & Secret Retreat - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:51 pm

Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, ladies and gentlemen! It's an awfully exciting week in the world of EI science: not only is one of our most mysterious items reaching its surprising climax, but I have the rare pleasure of announcing a brand-new Rapid EI!

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New! The Apprentice Charm is a new Rapid EI from the creator of Pistolera and Lumiere Noire. It tells the tale of a novice white witch and her adorable familiar, Bumble. They've got the best intentions at heart, but their attempts at magic always seem to backfire.

The strange saga of the Secret Retreat comes to an end today! The Retreat's true owners have been revealed, along with their shocking motivation. The alluring twins lure beautiful souls to their pleasure palace and provide for their every whim... and you, dear guest, are the newest addition to their human collection, forever silently enshrined in their twisted menagerie.


You can pick up the new Apprentice Charm today in the Gaia Cash Shop-- and don't miss your chance to pick up the Secret Retreat before it closes forever! Before you go, be sure to stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best. Have a great weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


Oh, and we've got one more special treat for you: a cool illustration of the new Rapid EI!

04 Best Friend Forever - World Animal Day SpecialEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Best Friend Forever - World Animal Day Special - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:36 pm

Today, October 4, is World Animal Day. To bring attention to this event and all the animals around us, we've got a special mini-Chance Item. When you adopt a Best Friend Forever you'll randomly get a dog, cat, rabbit or jackelope who will stand by your avatar through thick and thin.

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Best Friend Forever Each pet carrier holds a friendly surprise eager to lick your face, pee on the floor and keep you warm through long winter nights. Open it up and see who's inside!


Since not all animals are lucky enough to find their forever home with Gaians, we're donating 10 percent of the proceeds from the Best Friend Forever to the ASPCA.

Best Friend Forever is only available for a limited time, so get yours before they're gone on October 18.If you've been waiting for the right time to recognize that special animal in your life, don't delay—it's World Animal Day!

Visit the Cash Shop

05 Red Devil MiniWing Winners!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Red Devil MiniWing Winners! - admin Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:31 pm

Since September our army of monkey statisticians have been busy tallying entries in our Red Devil MiniWing Giveaway. Two tons of bananas and a whole lot of feces-throwing later, we're pleased to announce they've randomly selected our two MiniWing winners and ten runners-up for September.

This month's winner of Red Devil MiniWings by logging in is:

Bushikishitsu

Our five log in runners up, who will receive October 2006 MCs, are:

rhyko skies
-l1zard-man-
The Reaping DJ
Kool Kat K
JessRocksUrPanties

This month's winner of Red Devil MiniWings in the Gaia Cash pool is:

Z e p h y r

Congratulations also to the five Gaia Cash runners up receiving October 2006 MCs:

Giesta
TOA102197
TT_the_deathplant_TT
Hammered Swink
Tsuki Yosuke


But the work of our mathematically gifted monkeys isn't done! The MiniWing Giveaway will continue for months to come. Each day that you log in to Gaia you get one entry, and every 99 Gaia Cash spent during the month gets you another. At the end of October we'll select one winner from the pool of log-in entries and one from the Gaia Cash entries, along with five runner-ups from each entry pool for a total of twelve winners each month.

Want your name in the running? It already is! Keep coming back each day and your odds of winning will keep growing.

Check Your Ticket Count Now

05 Convention Tour: New York Comic-Con & Live Webcast!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: New York Comic-Con & Live Webcast! - DJ Helsing Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:56 pm

Convention Tour: New York Comic-Con 2010!

The next stop on our Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at New York Comic-Con 2010 in New York, NY!

During New York Comic-Con we'll be webcasting the Masquerade ball live on Gaia. Why? Because we want you to help pick the winner! Gaians can vote online for their favorite cosplayers, and the contestant with the most votes will receive the honor of being named "Gaia's Choice" (along with some other awesome prizes). Online voters can join in the fun through live contests with chances to win some amazing prizes! Meet us here on Saturday at 5:30 pm (PST) to watch talented cosplayers, vote for your favorites and score sweet items.


New York Comic-Con 2010

Where: Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York

Panel: October 9th 2010, 5:15pm — 6:15pm Panel Room 3 (1E13)

Variety Hour: October 10th 2010, 2:30pm — 3:30pm Panel Room 4 (1E14)



New York Comic-Con Webcast Schedule

Panel Web Cast: October 9th 2010, 2:15pm (PDT) Here

Masquerade Web Cast: October 9th 2010, 5:30pm (PDT) Here


This weekend we'll be hitting up New York Comic-Con 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York! Head on over and meet us in Panel Room 3 (1E13)from 5:15pm — 6:15pm on October 9th -- we'll be hosting our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. Also be sure to stop by Panel Room 4 (1E14) on October 10th from 2:30pm — 3:30pm for the Gaia Variety Hour Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.

As a bonus, all panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold, an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box and the all new Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there, but even if you can't make it in person, we'll be hosting a live video webcast of the Gaia panel at 2:15pm (PST)! Stop by This Thread for the full details and to view the Panel live on Saturday!


Check out the Gaia 2010 Convention Tour


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

06 Cirque du Gothique is Moving On!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cirque du Gothique is Moving On! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:42 pm

The Cirque do Gothique is about to leave town, so if you haven't gotten a chance to work for the Ringmaster and earn his strange rewards, this is your last chance! Good riddance, I say—these carny types do nothing but disrupt the social fabric of a solid tax-collecting system.

Whatever position the Ringmaster assigns you in his mad show, you'll be sure to get some kind of prize—even carnivals have to abide fair labor laws. Work for the Cirque du Gothique and you'll walk away with a Cash Shop favorite, valuable rarity or one of these exclusive items:


Ready to spin the wheel of fortune at the Cirque du Gothique? Head on over to the Cash Shop for your shot at fame and fortune in the big top, or save some Cash with a bundle. But hurry: Cirque du Gothique is leaving the Cash Shop on Friday, October 8!

Run Away to the Cirque du Gothique

06 New Cash Card Bonus: Spooky Imp HoodieEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Cash Card Bonus: Spooky Imp Hoodie - admin Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:24 pm

We just added a brand-new bonus item in the Crystal Box mix: the Spooky Imp Hoodie. For your chance to win this rare exclusive, just pick up a $25 Gaia Cash Card from fine retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

07 Posting for Millions UpdateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Posting for Millions Update - admin Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:32 pm

The Posting for Millions contest has been running for a couple weeks, and we're excited to report we've already had two winners-- one walking away with a whopping 800,000 Gold! If you'd like to have a few hundred thousand jingling in your pocket, check out the contest-- it's free, easy to play and could instantly turn you into one of Gaia's rich and famous. Today's jackpot (10/7) is at a whopping 1,100,000 gold!

Want to join the ranks of our lucky winners? Head over to the Gaia blog to learn how!

Post for Millions!

07 Bonus October MiniWing ContestEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Bonus October MiniWing Contest - [NPC] Rufus the Cat Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:04 pm

You'll never believe what fell into my paws! Don't ask how, but I got a pair of the Red Devil MiniWings everyone's talking about. As much as I like them, they don't match my style, so I'm raffling them off. That way I can buy tons of what I love-- fish!

Throughout October I'll be selling a total of 1,000 Raffle Tickets in the Marketplace, each with a unique number between one and a thousand. At the end of the month I'll randomly select one number to receive my MiniWings. You can also re-sell the tickets in the Marketplace if you decide you'd rather have some yummy tuna than a shot at the MiniWings.

This is what my special raffle tickets look like:

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If you miss out on getting a raffle ticket one day, keep checking back-- you never know when I'll be around. A cat's gotta wander, you know. Good luck!


Go to the Marketplace

08 EI Report: Apprentice CharmEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Apprentice Charm - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:08 pm

Merry Fridaysmas, ladies and gents! It's a bit of a light Evolving Item Report this week-- Gaia's artists are cooking up a surprise for later in the day-- but we do have a great new update to our newest Rapid EI. Have a look!

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More magical mishaps are in store for the Apprentice Charm. This time, our witchy hero has pulled a magic wand from deep within her sleeve, and she's getting ready to try her hand at casting a spell... I hope she's been studying her lessons, or this won't turn out well!


You can grab the Apprentice Charm and many other great items in the Gaia Cash Shop! Before you head out, please stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best. Bye bye, everyone!

Get Your Evolving Items

08 Gold Shop Update: Halloween Stuff!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Halloween Stuff! - [NPC] Rufus the Cat Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:07 pm

I knew Ian's risky business decision to turn Barton Boutique into a costume shop would pay off-- sure, he's been spending most of the year flat broke, eating uncooked bricks of ramen and all the grasshoppers I can catch, but now that Halloween is getting close... we're gonna be millionaires!

We just got a gigantic shipment of new costumes and accessories-- pretty much everything you could possibly hope for, including masks, wigs, costume sets, face paint, fake blood and more.

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And while I'd love it if you spent all your Gold in our shop, I should mention that I'm not the only one who got a shipment. Look for some Halloween treats in Rina's revamped Buttercup Cafe-- just tell her to stop calling me on the phone. I can't pick up the receiver; I'm a cat.

See you in our shop, I hope!


Go Shopping!

08 NY Comic Con: Watch the Masquerade Webcast!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement NY Comic Con: Watch the Masquerade Webcast! - admin Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:53 pm

We've got more live fun from New York Comic Con coming atcha! The Masquerade event is about to start, and we want YOU, the internet public, to help us judge the cosplay competition.

The live Masquerade webcast starts at 5:30pm Pacific (8:30pm Eastern)! To check see the full details and watch the webcast, head over to this thread:

Watch the Webcast!


And Click Here to Vote for the "Gaia's Choice" at the NYCC Masquerade!

11 Nominate Gaia in the Mashable Awards!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Nominate Gaia in the Mashable Awards! - admin Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:36 pm

Like Gaia? Like things that are mashed? Well, here's your chance to help Gaia get nominated for a Mashable Award for Best Website User Experience. If you've spent as much time hanging around here as we have, you know Gaia can be a pretty addicting experience, surely worthy of some sort of fancy trophy or medal.

The Mashable Awards honor the best in social media on the web, and there's an awful lot of socializing going on in the Gaia Community. To vote for us, you just need to log in to your Twitter or Facebook account via the link below. You can vote for Gaia once per day, and we'd be super appreciative if you did!

Nominate Gaia

11 Bonus for Gaia Supporters: Opt-out of AdsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Bonus for Gaia Supporters: Opt-out of Ads - admin Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:14 pm

Ads can be pesky, we know, but they do a good job keeping Gaia free and helping fund new features. Even still, we wanted to give everyone who supports the site an easy way to escape third-party ads. When you buy an item worth at least 249 Gaia Cash, you can opt-out of all third-party ads for 30 days. If you sign up for AutoCash, you can opt-out indefinitely. You may never see a picture of an ornery grandpa complaining about mortgage rates again.

To find your own opt-out options, gently caress the button below:

Disable Ads

If you really love us and want to help out even more, you can leave ads on. We won't blame you if you turn them off, though.

12 Preview New Items More EasilyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Preview New Items More Easily - admin Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:00 pm

We've just added a new feature that will make it easier to try on the newest items. Instead of wandering from store to store-- a sure way to get an infected blister-- now you can equip new items without leaving your avatar's dressing room. Below your inventory you'll find a selection of the newest releases, making it easier to experiment with new looks. You can even preview multiple items at the same time if you're looking for a total makeover.

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Head over to your avatar's dressing room to try on Gaia's latest!

Try it Now

12 New PayPal Bonus: Cornes DemoniqueEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New PayPal Bonus: Cornes Demonique - admin Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:22 pm

Hey PayPal supporters, there's a brand-new bonus item available when you purchase $25 or $50 worth of Gaia Cash. The bony Cornes Demonique offer an elegant option for those of you looking to decorate your skulls with a lovely set of horns.

To claim your pair, just stock up on some Gaia Cash!

13 Escape from Hell PrisonEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Escape from Hell Prison - [NPC] Ivan Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:59 pm

Being an accountant for the GRS has its share of frustrations, but every once in a while the bad guys get what they deserve and you feel pretty good about yourself. Nothing gives me that warm fuzzy feeling more than Hell Prison, where the worst of the worst get locked up for an eternity of otherworldly punishment. These are some pretty bad dudes—tax fraud is just one of the countless crimes they've committed.

Fortunately, my office isn't too far, because this week I have to collect back taxes from a trouble maker named Azrael. Unfortunately, Azrael is currently leading a riot trying to break out of Hell Prison. An inconvenience, but not one that will stop me!

Azrael is recruiting captains for his infernal crew, so if you love awesome prizes more than tax law you can help lead his escape. Battle against guards and monsters on Azrael's road to freedom and he'll reward you with a Cash Shop favorite, valuable rarity or one of his diabolical exclusives.

For your chance to win one of his unholy prizes, head over to the Cash Shop, or save some Cash with a bundle. But be warned—if I run across you helping him escape, I'll show no mercy in reclaiming his unpaid taxes for Gaia!

Break Out of Hell Prison

15 October's Monthly Collectibles Are Here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement October's Monthly Collectibles Are Here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:46 pm

Yay! It's the 15th! Let's tear open those envelopes and see what's been hiding in there!

Whether you want to impress the world with glamorous jeweled accessories or make a new flying friend, October's Collectibles will keep you in good company!

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Mwee the Dragon, a cousin of the Gwee, enjoys flying around, napping, sitting on your head and sometimes getting snuggly. Little dragons love to play, but they also tire easily!

The Ruby Pendant holds great power—but whether it is used for good or evil depends on the will of its owner. To realize your best or worst desires, it can be posed as a weapon, orb, or fancy bracelets.

Mwee the Dragon and Ruby Pendant will only be around for this month, so grab yours before it's too late!

15 EI Report: Apprentice Charm & ForteanagoriaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Apprentice Charm & Forteanagoria - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:37 pm

Welcome to the EI Report, ladies and gentlemen! I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and here's what's up this week in the strange world of those ever-changing oddities we call Evolving Items. We've got some great ones up this time around:

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More magical mishaps are in store with this week's update of the Apprentice Charm. A levitation spell backfires, leaving poor Bumble a mess. Hopefully our titular apprentice gets it right next time.

Another strange encounter from Forteanagoria: this week, the infamous Men in Black are here for a visit, and they're probably not too keen on your paranormal snooping.


You can grab these great items and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop! Before you go, we'd love it if you could drop by our weekly poll and let us know which EIs are your favorites. Have a great weekend, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

18 Coming Soon on GaiaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Coming Soon on Gaia - admin Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:25 pm

The future is a complicated thing-- it could hold backwards merman who are scaly in the wrong places, or delicious sandwiches that make themselves. To make the future more manageable, we've added a section called Coming Soon on Gaia to the homepage. This little box will be your window into the world of tomorrow, keeping you informed about upcoming events, fun and goofy sideshows like Post Your Hair, game updates, and more.


I Want to See it!

18 Gaians Gone Wild Webcast: Thanks for watching!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild Webcast: Thanks for watching! - admin Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:24 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt... Dust clouds... Aluminum... And burnt rubber. That's right! It was another edition of the Gaians Gone Wild! webcast; fresh off of their victory against the Orange Pros last week the Gaians Gone Wild! have returned to take on their next opponents in a battle for the ages! Watch as bats clash, softballs fly, gloves smoke from furious catches.

Thank you for watching us tonight! We enjoyed you hanging around! We will see you all next week!

Watch the Game Now

19 Share Some <3 in the Forums!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Share Some <3 in the Forums! - admin Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:48 pm

Our "like" and "dislike" buttons have been spruced up with a new look and better functionality! The old "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" are out, since thumbs are totally 2007. Now, if you want to show your appreciation, just click the <3 button, and if you want to voice your stern disapproval, mash the neighboring </3 button.

Every thread will have its own score based on the total number of likes minus all the dislikes. So, if a thread really sucks, it'll get a negative score. Keep your eyes out for the new "popular" tag, appearing on threads with a lot of <3 votes. If there's a fairly even split on votes, you'll see the "heated" tag, letting you know there's probably a lot of fierce debatin' going on. Observe:

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Note: we're still messing with the design of the forums, so this screenshot may not represent the final look.


You may also notice the new "Share" button, which lets you easily send the link to your Gaia friends via an email or a notice (of course, you can turn the emails off if you're not down with sharing).

Meanwhile, we're continuing to tweak the look of the forums based on your feedback-- thanks for letting us know what you think!

20 Cash Shop Update: Oktoberfest Fun!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Oktoberfest Fun! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:32 pm

Ah, how we love October! Along with all the frightful goings-on, there's also another intergalactic tradition that Rigel and I simply adore: Oktoberfest! While we may seem like polite celestial beings, we're not too elegant to cut loose with the occasional two-week bender of strong brews and heavy meats. To celebrate, we've brought some wonderful new items into the Cash Shop!

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Fraulein Marzen includes all you need for a traditional Oktoberfest look. Includes a fetching blonde wig, a cute dress, a leather belt, boots and gloves.

For a manly look, Herr Schwartz includes a feathered cap, a shirt, a pair of boots and, of course, the all-important lederhosen.

Looks like Hops the Goat has been hitting the ol' sauce again-- I don’t trust him when he gets that gleam in his eye.

The Oktoberfest Bundle is packed with both value and sausage: it contains all the items above, plus the exclusive bonus item, Bavarian Delights!


You can indulge in this intoxicating set in the Cash Shop-- please enjoy responsibly!

Go Shopping

20 Tiles: The Hot New Game at Gaia!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Tiles: The Hot New Game at Gaia! - [NPC] Old Man Logan Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:16 pm

Ya heard about Tiles? Well ya better listen up, 'cause I'm only sayin' this once!

See, ya make a chain by connecting adjacent tiles-- either by matching the background or the pictures up front. Here I started by matching the black cats, then switched over to the gray background to keep it going.

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To get the most points and pass each level, ya want to make yer chain long, windin' all about like the great sea snakes. The longer yer chain, the more tickets ya get to trade for cool stuff at Prize & Joy!

Watch out for the fire tiles, though. Took me cousin's eye.

Play Tiles Now

21 AutoCash: Now Supporting PayPal!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement AutoCash: Now Supporting PayPal! - admin Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:44 pm

If you were bummed out about AutoCash not supporting PayPal, please rotate your frown 180 degrees. Thanks to some recent scientific breakthroughs, you can now pay for AutoCash's rich tapestry of monthly benefits via your PayPal account. In case you forgot, those benefits include:

1000 Gaia Cash every month
200 Bonus Gaia Cash every month
10% off all Cash Shop purchases until December 31st (newly extended until the end of the year!)
An exclusive bonus item for every three months you stay signed up
Ability to opt out of third-party ads

All of these wonders are yours for a modest $10 a month. And like before, you can still quit at anytime.

Try AutoCash

22 More MiniWings Raffle Tickets Released!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement More MiniWings Raffle Tickets Released! - [NPC] Rufus the Cat Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:06 pm

Hi, people! I just dumped the last of my special MiniWings raffle tickets in the Marketplace, and you've got three more days to bid on them-- right now, there are still some pretty cheap ones listed, so you might get a good deal!

Each ticket has a one in a thousand chance of winning one of the rarest items on Gaia... pretty long odds, but hey, sometimes you get lucky! Like, for example, I was cleaning out Ian's basement the other day and I found a thirty-year-old can of tuna... excellent vintage; what an exquisite bouquet!

Buy a Raffle Ticket

22 EI Report: Case of Pietro, Timmy, Apprentice CharmEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Case of Pietro, Timmy, Apprentice Charm - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:29 pm

Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, ladies and gents! I hope you're not to creeped out by all these ghostly visitors to properly enjoy what I'm about to lay down, because we've got some incredible stuff going on this week: a long-awaited update, a spectacular finale and a visit from our old friend Timmy!

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The plot thickens in the Case of Pietro! This week, with the thief in tow, the detective tracks the Case to a canceled match, where a riot is developing over the missing top brawler...

Little Timmy isn't looking so hot this week. He seems to be continuing his descent into horrific mutant terror, the poor little fella-- but, hey, at least he's finally achieved his dream of becoming an evolving item.

The Apprentice Charm is finishing up this week! In the final update for this popular Rapid EI, things are finally working better: the levitation spell has succeeded, and we have achieved broom liftoff. Bumble is somewhere around... it's time to go try more spells!



You can get all of these EIs in the Gaia Cash Shop, along with plenty of other great stuff. Oh! And before you forget, please pop in the weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best. Ciao, friends!


Get Your Evolving Items

25 Cash Shop Update: RequiemEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Requiem - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Oct 25, 2010 2:10 pm

Greetings, my sweet, sweet Gaialings! Rigel and I ventured deep into the depths of darkness to bring you a haunting selection of Halloween goodies. Feast your eyes on these macabre treasures:

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The adorable Geist the Spitz is eager to act as your personal guard dog when traversing the spirit realms. When he's not on duty, he's jumping and climbing all over you.

The Widow features everything you need to look like a scary lady who lives in a haunted mansion and terrifies neighborhood children: hat, blouse, skirt, corset vest and fan

The Gravedigger features a fine selection of morbid vestments and utensils: a cap, coat, boots, plus a versatile shovel and sturdy coffin.

Requiem Bundle packs a twist. Normally it contains the Requiem for the Living Bundle featuring all of the above items plus the exclusive Ghoul's Acre, but a lucky few will get the super-rare Requiem for the Spirits Bundle instead, featuring spirit versions of the above items.

To grab any of these Halloween goodies-- and tons of other great items-- come see us in the Cash Shop!

Visit the Cash Shop

25 Halloween Costume ContestEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Halloween Costume Contest - admin Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:31 pm

This Friday the Gaia staff will be transformed from normal humans into a motley horde of the fantastic, freaky and fierce. (OK, so it's not that big a change). To make it even more exciting, we're having a contest-- and we need you, the citizens of Gaia, to judge us!

The categories for judging will be the scariest, prettiest and funniest costumes. Tune in around 12 noon, PST, this Friday, Oct 29th to have your say on which costume you like best. The winners will be exalted as champions; the losers, thrown to our pit of friendly man-eating lions.

Check back throughout the week as we firm up the details. For more info and discussion of Halloween awesomeness, check out the forums.

Learn More

26 Convention Tour: London MCM Expo 2010!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: London MCM Expo 2010! - DJ Helsing Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:43 pm

Convention Tour: London MCM Expo 2010!

The next stop on our Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at London MCM Expo 2010 in London, England!

London MCM Expo 2010

Where: ExCel London Center in London, England

Variety Hour: October 29th 2010, 4:00pm – 5:30pm Games Stage

Panel: October 30th 2010, 3:00pm – 4:30pm Main Hall / Main Stage

Feedback Social: October 31st 2010, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Games Stage


This weekend we'll be hitting up London MCM Expo 2010 at the London ExCel Center in London, England! Head on over and meet us at the Main Hall / Main Stage from 3:00pm – 4:30pm on October 30th. We'll be hosting our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and sneak peeks at future Gaia stuff. Also be sure to stop by the Games Stage on October 31st from 2:00pm – 3:00pm for the Gaia Feedback Social-- the perfect place to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. Finally, we’ll also be hosting a Gaia Variety Hour Show on October 29th at the Games Stage from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. We'll have plenty of goofy contests and great prizes to award, so bring your weirdest talents.

As a bonus, all panel and feedback social attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2010 Item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold, an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box and the all new Conventioneer Achievement.

We hope to see you there... and if we don't, hopefully we'll be in your neck of the woods sometime in 2011. We will be posting more info about the 2011 Convention Tour very soon so be sure to check the Convention Tour page from time to time for details about all the stops in 2011!

London MCM Expo 2010


Wondering if any of your Gaia friends are going? Stop by the Convention Forum and RSVP on Facebook to connect with your fellow convention-goers!

26 Election 2010 PollEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Election 2010 Poll - admin Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:52 pm

Every four years, something important and kind of obscure happens: midterm elections! Of course, senators, congresspersons and governors get just as much power whether or not they're elected in the same year as the president, so these elections are still worth paying attention to.

If you want to join the political fray and throw your anime hat in the ring, check out the survey we've put together. You'll get an "I Voted" item to show you participate in democratically choosing which suit-wearing people run the world!

Thanks if you participated in the survey...it is now closed. Remember to vote on Tuesday!

26 Grave Danger MangaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Grave Danger Manga - [NPC] Michael J. Drink Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:32 pm

I think...I think we're safe here. These ghosts-- I can't get away from them! And they only seem to be getting stronger. Oh gods, here comes another...

Time is short. I need your help. Here: take this and read it. It explains how these ghosts came to be and why I am to blame for unleashing them. I only hope we're not too late-- or too weak-- to stop them.


Read the Manga

Back! Back you hellbeast!

27 Red Devil MiniWing ReminderEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Red Devil MiniWing Reminder - admin Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:57 pm

The end of October is always a fun time with Halloween right around the corner. Gaians get an extra reason to rejoice: the end of the month brings with it another drawing for the super-rare Red Devil MiniWings!

Want a chance to win? Good news: you're already entered in the drawing. You get one entry for each day you log in to Gaia, and one entry for every 99 Gaia Cash you spend. We'll draw winners from these groups separately-- there will be one MiniWings winner from the pool of log in entries, and one MiniWings winner from the pool of Gaia Cash entries. There will also be ten runner-up prizes split evenly between the two groups.

Want more chances to win? Check out the Marketplace. Rufus is auctioning off tickets for a special raffle. Each ticket gets you a one in a thousand shot at winning Rufus's Red Devil MiniWings.

To find out how many entries you already have in October's drawing, check your ticket count at the MiniWing page. And keep coming back to boost your odds of winning!

Check Your Ticket Count

28 Prepare yourselves for GRAVE DANGER!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Prepare yourselves for GRAVE DANGER! - [NPC] Michael J. Drink Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:52 pm

By now you know of the ghostly apparitions plaguing Gaia, and my own shameful part in their release. The ghosts have been gaining power, and can no longer be ignored. If we are to save ourselves-- and free these poor, tortured souls-- we must fight them.

There are 18 lesser ghosts following the command of seven twisted ghost bosses. These bosses will be emerging throughout the event as the battle intensifies. They're much too powerful for any one Gaian to defeat alone, and thus the community must rally together to vanquish them. If all goes well, each boss won't survive long, so fight them while you can. If you helped defeat one, you should see a treasure chest appear where they once stood. It'll contain a reward for helping save Gaia from the torments of otherworldly rule.

The ghostly bosses are not to be taken lightly-- only the strongest can confront them. To ready yourself for the challenge, you'll need to hone your skills and abilities by fighting the lesser ghosts. These ghosts can still pack a punch, so don't forget to heal during battle. Good luck, Gaians!

Experience Grave Danger

28 zOMG Halloween Event: Jack's BackEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement zOMG Halloween Event: Jack's Back - admin Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:37 pm

With Gaians everywhere fighting to dispel the horde of evil ghosts, Jack is none too pleased. The additional ghostly energy has amplified his power, but as Gaians continue to defeat the ghosts his grip is slipping. Now Jack has gone on the offensive in zOMG!, loosing tons of ghosts and sometimes appearing personally to defend them from do-gooder Gaians.

To continue the fight to save Gaia from ghostly invaders, head on over to zOMG!-- before it's too late.

Play zOMG!

29 Costume Contest Going on Now!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Costume Contest Going on Now! - admin Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:58 pm

Today the Gaia office will be turned upside down by the carnivalesque mayhem of Halloween. Instead of carving cherry tree stumps to commemorate famous wizards like usual, we'll be carving pumpkins into all kinds of frightful faces. How crazy is that! We'll also be having our annual Halloween costume contest with Gaians as the contest judges. If you want to have your say on which of us has the the scariest, prettiest and funniest costumes, check out the thread where we'll post the live webcast.


Check Out the Costume Contest

29 Puzzles for Hope Puzzle ContestEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Puzzles for Hope Puzzle Contest - admin Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:50 pm

When your heart is broken, you must put the pieces back together and move on. Same thing goes for broken robots and hamsters. In case that ever happens, it's good to have puzzle skills, so Gaia is looking for some cool new images to freshen up Jigsaw.

Submit your original artwork and you could see your picture on the puzzle list.

The hope of broken things being put back together should never die. Please do your part to keep the dream of puzzles alive.


Learn More

29 Animated Items: Three Brand-New Items Arrive!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Animated Items: Three Brand-New Items Arrive! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:08 pm

Greetings, Gaialings! We've got something special today: three all-new Animated Items have arrived in the Cash Shop. You can thank our industrious siblings Saiph and Hatsya for creating these sweet items:

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Astra-VII: Curse of the Gray Wizard strips all the color from your avatar and adds a subtle film grain effect. We can only presume the Gray Wizard was a fan of black and white movies. If you're going for a film noir, gritty horror, or old-timey sitcom look, this will help seal the deal.

Astra-VIII: Autumn Waltz celebrates the changing seasons by adding a staggering supply of falling leaves to your avatar. Naturally, there's plenty of fall color.

Astra-IX: Spectral Possession is just in time for Halloween. Be warned: when equipped, a netherwordly force will rob you of your corporeality, leaving you a ghostly, semi-transparent figure.

If you're in love with all three of the above, you can save some money and get them together in the Animated Item Bundle!

If you'd like to grab any of these great items, come see me and Rigel in the Cash Shop! Don't wait too long, because these illuminated goodies are only available until November 12th.

Get Your Animated Items!



Remember, each Animated Item you buy comes with a piece of Stellarite. This'll keep it any other Animated Items you have going for 30 days. After that, you'll need to recharge 'em with more Stellarite, which you can buy for Gold in Skin Tyte.

29 EI Report: Owlpocalypse!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Owlpocalypse! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:30 pm

Hi, everyone! Hope you're having a fine start to you Halloween weekend, despite the ghostly menace that's currently plaguing us-- but the EI Report show must go on! It's an unusually light one this week due to the holiday rush, but we do have a cute surprise...

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New! The Owlpocalypse is upon us! From Gaia's most owl-obsessed artist comes this celebration of all things owlish; this strange item doesn't update with the regularity of most EIs-- it will be evolving all willy-nilly, with new poses randomly popping up here and there.


You can grab the new Owlpocalypse now in the Cash Shop, or browse around for plenty of other neat stuff. And be sure to stop by our weekly EI poll, as usual! Have a great Halloween, everybody!


Get Your Evolving Items

November Edit

01 Gaians Gone Wild! Webcast: Thanks! See you next year!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild! Webcast: Thanks! See you next year! - admin Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:14 pm

What's that sound? The ground rumbling... Feet stomping... A whistling sound... The crack of a bat... Someone's window being broken... Ah yes! It was once time for a Gaians Gone Wild! Webcast, we want to thank all our fans and newcomers for joining in and watching us! With this game our season ends, but we will be back next year for more fun, excitement, prizes, and more of your Gaians Gone Wild! team!

Webcast recording

02 A Scientific Breakthrough!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement A Scientific Breakthrough! - [NPC] Michael J. Drink Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:05 pm

I've just made an amazing discovery! With a new compound, I can partially reverse the warping effects of Byproduct 2113. In addition, I can exercise some effect on the direction the defeated ghosts take as they are set free from Byproduct 2113.

Since I could not have done this without you-- and since I abhor the arrogant megalomania of my father-- I want your opinions on what fate should befall each of the ghosts. Should they be dissolved into the great hereafter, sentenced to eternity in Hell Prison, or remain in this plane of existence in a new form?


Vote on the Ghosts' Fates

03 Cash Cards Come to Shoppers Drug MartEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Cards Come to Shoppers Drug Mart - admin Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:42 pm

Good news for Gaians in beautiful Canada: Gaia Cash Cards will now be available in the illustrious halls of Shoppers Drug Mart, one of Canada's fine retail establishments. With many stores open 24 hours a day, Shoppers Drug Mart will provide Canadian vampires a much-needed service and prevent unnecessary combustion. For mortals, Shoppers Drug Mart conveniently brings together Gaia Cash Cards and all the other stuff you need to stay alive, like food and toilet paper.


Find a Store Near Your

05 EI Report: Forteanagoria & Anesidora's WoeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Forteanagoria & Anesidora's Woe - [NPC] Evil Timmy Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:30 pm

Hola, cats and kittens! Been a while, ain't it? Perhaps you remember your old pal T-Bone, popularly known by squares as "Evil Timmy" on account of some of my less savory actions. Edmund's had me under house arrest for a little while due to my alleged evilness, but I've paroled myself on my own recognizance by chewing off my ankle bracelet, you dig?

Dr. Singh couldn't make it to the show this week, possibly because I had my boy Labtech Gene call her up and tell her she had "bone hepatitis" and needed expensive treatments immediately. Big props to Large G for the assist; never change, hairbaby. So, looks like I'll be hosting this shindig for now.

Welcome, guys and dolls, to the triumphant return of T-Bone's Evolving Item Report and Smooth Jazz Countdown.

First, let's get the items outta the way so we can get to the real important Smooth Jazz meat and potatoes of this affair, you dig? We've got one item doing its crazy jive this week, plus another brand new item. Feast your eyes, babies:

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New! This Rapid EI tells the tale of Anesidora's Woe: if you see a sinister-looking box that might unleash a whole lot of trouble when it's opened, it seems like a good idea to leave it alone. But what are the odds of that happening? We'll find out soon as this EI speeds through its evolutionary life!

This week, the Forteanagoria returns with a host of creepy new cryptids from around the world. Expect a visit from the winged Ropen, the water-dwelling Mokele-Mbembe and the legendary Chupacabra!


If you wanna cop these fine little items, you can go visit that fine little item Flynn in the Gaia Cash Sh-- wait, what? The producers are trying to lay some jive on me about Flynn being exiled to space. So, yeah: just go see whoever runs the Cash Shop nowadays and tell 'em T-Bone sent you-- if they don't know me, they ain't worth knowing. And don't forget to vote in the weekly EI poll, you dig?

Get Your Evolving Items


Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


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And now, without further interruption, let's get down to the Smooth Jazz. Babies, despite his incarcerationary unfortunateness, your boy T-Bone hasn't lost one iota of his commitment to the Smooth Jazz Lifestyle. I've got the mellowness of a thousand saxophones running through my veins day and night, my friends, and we will now devote a few minutes to celebrating the most evi-- I mean, uh, smooth music in the world. You ready? Boys, you got your turtlenecks on? Yeah. Let's dig the countdown.

5. Chocolate Cake Supreme - Glacier Memories | Awwwwww yeaaaah. This is the real smoothness, people. You should need a prescription for this level of smoothness, you dig? May cause drowsiness... sexy drowsiness.

4. Whipsy Fauntleroy - Sensual Candlewax (The Hovercraft Song) | I'll tell you what, kids: if I had a hovercraft-- and I'll have one someday, I promise you that-- I would bump this jam nonstop during my swamp adventures and my bearskin interludes of hovercraft sensualness.

3. Benny Musk - Hot Lobsters | Hot new entry! Numero tres with a bullet! Dang, kittens, you can practically smell the cognac and cologne oozing out of this one. Genuine class, like a fresh pair of spats. I can dig this, and I only ask that you do the same.

2. Raoul Champagne - Butt Connection | Leave it to the smooth jazz genius of my good friend Raoul-- author of the classic "Teatime For Ya Butt"-- to find an entirely new way to use the word "butt" in the title of a song. My respect to you, Raoul.

1. Cassius LaFontaine - Let Me Put My Love Into There | Rest in peace, baby. Cass has been gone for some time, but it still hurts. It hurts so, so bad. But he was a man of visionary foresight, and he had the genius to record over sixty albums worth of the smoothest jazz any man could hope to... could hope to... I'm getting a little choked up, cats and kittens. I better take my leave for the week. Cassisus, you smooth angel? Can you hear me, baby? Play 'em off, wherever you are.

08 October's Red Devil MiniWing WinnersEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement October's Red Devil MiniWing Winners - admin Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:43 pm

The Halloween fairy has stolen our teeth and transformed them into the prizes in this month's Red Devil MiniWing Giveaway. Like each month of the Giveaway, there are two winners of the MiniWings and ten runners up who'll receive the Monthly Collectibles from May 2005.

This month's winner of Red Devil MiniWings by logging in is: Shinsei Kiryu


Our five log in runners up, who will receive May 2005 MCs, are:

m0nstre
XxAyoo_RicH_Boii_SwagxX
Ellineath
ciba rowe
A Tragedy In Color


This month's winner of Red Devil MiniWings in the Gaia Cash pool is: Mech Jesus


Congratulations also to the five Gaia Cash runners up receiving May 2005 MCs:

Autara Runespeaker
Phoenix***
teaneko
KillerKnockOut
MarmeeXnoir


Also, the winner of Red Devil MiniWings in Rufus' Special Raffle is: coolerranch1234

Congratulations to the two runners up in Rufus' Special raffle receiving May 2005 MCs:

Renaissance
eRoTiCa


Though our pumpkins may be slowly rotting away, the MiniWing Giveaway will last for months to come. Each day that you log in to Gaia you get one entry, and every 99 Gaia Cash spent during the month gets you another. At the end of November we'll select one winner from the pool of log-in entries and one from the Gaia Cash entries, along with five runner-ups from each entry pool for a total of twelve winners each month.

Want your name in the running? It already is! Keep coming back each day and your odds of winning will keep growing.



Check Your Ticket Count

09 Earn Gaia Cash With Our New Offer ProvidersEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Earn Gaia Cash With Our New Offer Providers - admin Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:35 pm

Want to earn some Gaia Cash but don't like the offers you're seeing? Now you'll have the option to look through the selection of several different offer providers for the ones you like best. In addition to Offerpal and SuperRewards, we're adding opportunities to earn Gaia Cash through gWallet and Supersonic Ads.


Earn Some Gaia Cash Now

Please let us know what you think-- and report any buggy offers-- in the Sponsored Offers Forum. It's also the place to swap tips with other Gaians on offer providers to find the ones that are best for you. Check it out to get the inside scoop on earning Gaia Cash.

Trade Tips in the Forum

09 Inventory Search has been expanded!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Inventory Search has been expanded! - admin Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:38 pm

Our crafty devs have been busy working their magic on sprucing up a popular Gaia Labs feature: enhanced searching for the avatar dress-up and inventory pages. Not only will it let you scan your own inventory for items, but now it'll let you peer deep into the shops and tell you where to buy the things you want but don't have. Observe!

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To make use of the expanded inventory search, just visit Gaia Labs and enable it!

Enable Inventory Search


Speaking of the avatar dress-up page, we made another requested change: should you desire to see less stuff, you can now collapse the "New Releases" thingy.

10 New Chance Item: Neon CoreEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Chance Item: Neon Core - [NPC] Flynn Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:55 pm

Hiya, Gaians!

Hope you don't mind me hijacking this signal to deliver a message. It's been a while since we last talked—there was that whole getting exiled to outer space thing. Turns out getting exiled was great, because it helped me discover my true love: space piracy. Way less paperwork, and much better uniforms.

Anyhoo, my crew is short a navigator, so if you've got some time to spare and want to go on a dangerous space adventure, climb aboard the Neon Core. There are a few choice star systems we're lookin' to hit. You guide us through, and we'll give you your fair share of the loot. Even if you screw up, you'll still walk away with some great booty. We're space pirates, not jerks.

If my intel is correct, we're looking at some amazing plunder: Cash Shop goodies, valuable rarities and these dazzling new exclusives.

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Want your shot at these riches? Join me on the Neon Core, or save some money and get nine trips by buying a bundle.

Set Sail Aboard the Neon Core

12 Heads Up: New Login ScreenEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Heads Up: New Login Screen - admin Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:42 pm

Hi, Gaians!

We just wanted to give you a quick heads-up that we'll be changing the look of our logged-out homepage and our login screen pretty soon-- it's not that much different, but we thought we'd throw out a warning so people wouldn't think they're being hacked or something when they see the new one. Here's what the new homepage looks like:

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Pretty neat, huh? We're getting back to Gaia's fantasy roots a bit-- farewell, Big Red Button. Here's the login screen, which no longer includes the header:

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But remember: beautiful as this new screen is, you should always check your address bar before logging in. If it doesn't say "http://www.gaiaonline.com/," don't put in your password! We know it's tempting to trust addresses like "http://gaiahack.virus.biz.ru.exe," but fake login screens are a common phishing tactic, so stay frosty out there, soldiers.

12 EI Report: Timmy & Anesidora's WoeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Timmy & Anesidora's Woe - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:36 pm

Is it Friday already? Wow, time really flew while I was getting those weird medical treatments from Labtech Gene-- he said I'd contracted "blood hepatitis" from eating an old man's tooth, which I don't even remember doing, then he put me in a "medical coma" for a week. Science sure is complicated, huh? That's why you need a biological expert like me to fill you in on the latest Evolving Item news! We've got two of 'em evolving this week:

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Our new Rapid EI, Anesidora's Woe, is moving right along: this week, the box is opened, releasing a shadowy figure from his binds. His strange vestments are revealed, including an enchanted cloak sewn of pure despair.

Our little pal Timmy is back-- after his long and troubling mutation, Edmund performed elaborate un-mutation surgery on him. The little guy seems to be recovering well, though he's still confined to his hospital wheelchair.


You can grab these EIs and tons of other cool stuff in the Gaia Cash Shop! Before you go, be sure to stop by our weekly poll and let us know which items you like the best. See you next time, ladies and gentlemen-- unless more baffling medical conditions befall me!

Get Your Evolving Items

15 November's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement November's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:21 pm

Yeeeeeeeessssss! It's the 15th finally! In your face, envelope-sealing sticky stuff! Weee!

November's Monthly Collectibles bring an eclectic mix of dark elegance and playful accessories.

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OMG Scarf reinvents an old favorite. Aside from being a scarf, this mischievous living creature also doubles as a mask, a dress, wings and a friendly pet.

An elegant mixture of black, gold and prickles, Gilt Thorns offers a stunning dress, a pointy scarf, sleek top, sharp boots, hair clip and thorny bramble.

The OMG Scarf and Gilt Thorns are available this month only, so grab yours before December carries them away!

Get Your Monthly Collectibles

16 Cash Shop: Tons of items leaving on 11/19!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop: Tons of items leaving on 11/19! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:32 pm

Hello, Gaians! Rigel and I have an important bit of Cash Shop news, so please lend us your ears: on Friday the 19th, we'll be cleaning the shelves of the Cash Shop a bit. The following items will be leaving:

  • Apprentice Charm
  • Lumiere Noire
  • Secret Retreat
  • zOMG! Double Trouble Bundle
  • Death Roach
  • Spirit Pyre
  • Toro Bravo
  • Flora Roja
  • Mark of Courage
  • Paquete Magnifico
  • Fraulein Marzen
  • Herr Schwartz
  • Hops the Goat
  • Oktoberfest Bundle
  • Geist the Spitz
  • The Gravedigger
  • The Widow
  • Summer Groom
  • Summer Bride
  • Requiem Bundle


You only have a few days left to pick up these excellent items, so don't miss your chance! To grab one before it's gone, visit us in the Gaia Cash Shop.

Visit the Cash Shop

18 Cash Shop Update: Fall Bride and GroomEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Fall Bride and Groom - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:52 pm

It's an ugly topic that no one likes to confront, but we can't stay quiet about any longer: wedding dress pit stains. Fortunately, Mintaka and I have found a graceful solution to this age old problem-- have an autumn wedding! For all you love birds ready to take the plunge, we've found a seasonal collection perfect for your special day.

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The Fall Bride's dress combines classic wedding white with some of the darker tones of the season, evoking bare trees in a snow-covered field. But it's not winter yet; a burst of orange, like maple leaves ready to fall, burns as bright as her love. With dress, gloves, bouquet, scarf, garter and a blue lock pendant-- and her betrothed-- the Fall Bride has everything she needs.

The Fall Groom keeps saying he doesn't want a big wedding, he just wants some close friends and family, but secretly he loves being at the center of a huge spectacle. With this snazzy suit, scarf, boots, waistband and a blue key pendant to match his special lady's, he'll get all the attention he wants.

Like the leaves falling around us, this beautiful wedding collection won't last forever, so head on over to the Cash Shop to get yours today. If you're a bridesmaid, groomsmen or even if you have no interest in weddings at all, we've got tons more great clothes for you. Come check it out!


Visit the Cash Shop

19 EI Report: Deinocti's Oath & Anesidora's WoeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Deinocti's Oath & Anesidora's Woe - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:42 pm

Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, everyone! I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and here' sall the latest on your favorite items. We've got a brand new one this week, plus an evolution from one of our Rapid EIs! Let's have a look:

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New! Those who take Deinocti's Oath commit themselves to a life in the shadows. With this new Rapid EI, you'll find yourself rising through the ranks of a dark syndicate of assassins and mercenaries.

Now that the mysterious box has opened, Anesidora's Woe is releasing more of Amartia's sinister belongings, including a transforming keyblade and a demonic arm guard.


You can pick up these great EIs and many more cool items at the Gaia Cash Shop-- and don't forget to stop by this week's poll and let us know which items you like the best. See you next week, friends!


Get Your Evolving Items

19 Prize and Joy Gets New PrizesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Prize and Joy Gets New Prizes - [NPC] Becky Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:15 pm

Hey everyone, guess what? Prize and Joy has gotten a shipment of awesome new prizes. They're just waiting to be won by a lucky Gaian like you! We got these from all over the place-- I think some of them came from an eccentric inventor's estate sale-- so you're bound to find something you love. Me-- I'm saving up for the Boy Body Pillow. Yum!


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To start winning tickets so you can get these nifty new doodads, head on over to Games! Get rich and fun at the same time-- not a bad deal. To check out my cool new stuff, come visit me at Prize and Joy!


Check Out the New Prizes!

22 Cash Shop: Black Friday Madness!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop: Black Friday Madness! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:27 pm

If you thought being trampled to death by insane shoppers in a doorbuster deal frenzy was strictly a brick-and-mortar phenomenon, think again: Rigel and I are battening down the hatches for an insane Black Friday sale in the Cash Shop!

From Friday the 26th through Monday the 29th, we'll be offering four exclusive, hugely-discounted bundles of past Cash Shop items. These bundles will go on sale at different times throughout the weekend, so keep watching the shop!

That's not all: each of these bundles has a rare chance to include a special surprise, too! Of course, we won't spoil it all now, so you'll just have to wait and see what we mean...

The madness starts on Friday—don't miss it!

23 New Offers: Peanut Labs & GambitEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Offers: Peanut Labs & Gambit - admin Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:50 pm

For those of you who like (virtual) money for (almost) nothing, we've just added a bunch of new stuff to our offers page. In case you weren't hip to the concept, offers let you earn a little Gaia Cash by watching ads, taking surveys, signing up for services and other random stuff.

We're adding two new offer providers: Peanut Labs is mostly known for surveys, and we're bringing back Gambit for their video-only offers, since we've heard you guys liked those.

You can check them out on our offers page:


Earn Cash with Offers!


If you want to trade tips and tricks with other offer-hounds, check out our Sponsored Offers forum:

Visit the Forum

24 EI Report: Deinocti's Oath, Anesidora's Woe & ForteanagoriaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Deinocti's Oath, Anesidora's Woe & Forteanagoria - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:04 pm

Hey there, friends! I know it's only Wednesday, but due to the upcoming holiday I'll be hosting a special early edition of the Evolving Item Report. Despite the earliness, it's just as jam-packed as ever with EI goodness. We've got three items evolving this week, including the finale of one of our Rapid EIs!

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The paranormal thrills of Forteanagoria just keep coming! This week, we're getting a terrifying visit from the legendary Jersey Devil and the slightly more obscure (but no less spine-chilling) Flatwoods Monster.

Those who've taken Deinocti's Oath are further rewarded for their dark loyalty: you're rising fast through the ranks of the syndicate, and you've been issued some deadly new equipment.

Anesidora's Woe reaches its conclusion this week! The wicked Amartia is fully released and begins to unleash havoc, but the noble Elpis is summoned with a prayer and locks Amartia away with a silver key. The grand finale includes Elpis' outfit, plus some winged accessories.


That's all for this episode, ladies and gentlemen! Enjoy your week, and be sure to gorge yourself on gravy as much as humanly possible. You can get all the aforementioned items in the Gaia Cash Shop, so be sure to pop in soon-- and don't forget to vote in our weekly EI poll. Ciao!

Get Your Evolving Items

24 Red Devil MiniWings: A New Way to WinEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Red Devil MiniWings: A New Way to Win - admin Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:41 pm

Here's one more reason to give thanks this November: with the end of the month comes another drawing in the Red Devil MiniWing Giveaway!

This month there will be a special drawing. Every Gaian registered prior to November 1 can receive one ticket that can be sold in the Marketplace or hoarded jealously for a chance to win. To get your ticket for this drawing, click here. There will be one winner of MiniWings and five winners of consolation prizes in Rufus' November bonus contest.

Want more chances to win? Good news: you're already in the running. You get one entry for each day you log in to Gaia, and one entry for every 99 Gaia Cash you spend. We'll draw winners from these groups separately-- there will be one MiniWings winner from the pool of log in entries, and one MiniWings winner from the pool of Gaia Cash entries. There will also be ten runner-up prizes split evenly between the two groups.

Keep logging in and shopping through the end of the month to boost your chances of winning! To see how many chances you already have, check out your entries here:


Check Your Ticket Count


And just in case you missed the link for your extra ticket above: Get Your Ticket from Rufus

25 Diedrich's Turkey GiveawayEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Diedrich's Turkey Giveaway - Panagrammic Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:05 pm

It's the Thanksgiving season here in the United States, and as part of the season, Diedrich went a little crazy and gave a multitude of Gravypuff Plushes to some people. Regard it as a Thanksgiving gift -- any Gravypuff Plushes that have been given out are fine, and you can trade them or buy them on the marketplace without worrying. We'll have to keep an eye on Diedrich for the future, though!

However, in the spirit of giving, and following the example of some of our users that have already started doing this, might we suggest that if you have surplus turkeys that you can go to to the First Annual Gaia Turkey Troth to find deserving individuals that want them? Alternatively, if you'd really like a turkey, that would be a good place to put your request.

One last thing: it's traditional here in the United States to count your blessings at this time of the year, and the staff here at Gaia would like to extend our thanks to you -- having such an involved and active community is one of our foremost blessings, and we are extremely grateful.

Have a warm and cozy Thanksgiving.

26 Black Friday Special: Bundle Super SaleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Black Friday Special: Bundle Super Sale - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:05 pm

This Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday the Cash Shop will be having the seasonal sale of a lifetime. Four color-themed bundles of past Cash Shop items will be available over the long weekend, each with a chance for a rare recolor of one of their items.

But that's not all: there will also be short super sales where you can get these for thirty percent off or as buy one, get one free double bundles. These deals will keep changing over the weekend; check back frequently so you don't miss out.


Pick up the Icy Blue Bundle and you might find a pack of birdwatchers spying on you. With Loyal Jay, Powdy Pengy and Permafrost, you'll be one finely feathered friend. Lucky Gaians will also find a truly rara avis, the Loyal Cardinal, a red recolor of Loyal Jay.

Blast winter weather away with the Warm Red Bundle. Briar's Shot, Crimson Promise and Sumi Tribe offer plenty of cloaks, scarves and gloves to keep out the cold—plus, you'll be looking smokin' hot, providing enough fashion heat to light a small fire. The Aoi Tribe is a little known splinter group of the Sumi Tribe, recoloring their garb in blue.

The Classic Black Bundle gets you ready for a night on the town with Malice Punk, Black Heavenly Unmentionables and Smok the Baby Dragon. (No party is complete without a baby dragon). For those singing a different tune, the rare Ballad Punk is a white recolor of Malice Punk.

Don't have a favorite color because you love them all so much? Check out the Festive Rainbow Bundle—with Rainbow Jubilee, Archangel's Blade and Celebration Ribbons you will be a chromatic explosion. Or you could get the cloud to your silver lining, the Dark Jubilee, a black recolor of Rainbow Jubilee.


To get great deals on these bundles, watch out for these bountiful little boxes:


When you see two bundles huddling together like this, they're on a buy one, get one free special.

Bundles with stars like this have a thirty percent discount.


Whether you're stuffing your own stocking or buying for your friends, these Cash Shop deals are a great way to pick up some sweet items!

Do Some Holiday Shopping!

29 Cash Shop: The Blackest Monday EverEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop: The Blackest Monday Ever - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:38 pm

Our Black Friday sale has been going strong all weekend, but it's almost over. Lots of Gaians have already snatched up the discounted bundles we've been offering, snagging some nifty recolors of Cash Shop favorites in the process. If you've been on the fence about our sale, wait no longer—today is your last chance to get limited edition recolors in bundles that are thirty percent off or buy one, get one free.


You'll never get these classics at a lower price, and you'll never find these recolors anywhere else, period. Pick one up for yourself or surprise a friend today!


Get Your Bundles!

December Edit

01 Cash Shop Update: New Evolving Item - Antique ShopEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Evolving Item - Antique Shop - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:51 pm

Wonderful news, friends: faithful Cash Shop customers have been requesting a new premium Evolving Item for quite some time, and we’re delighted to oblige! This week, Rigel and I have come across an old key that seems to open up the doors to a well-stocked shop...

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The Antique Shop is packed wall-to-wall with incredible treasures, and this ancient golden key lets you romp through the shelves as the item evolves. This EI isn’t the work of one creator, but a collaboration between several of Gaia’s legendary EI artists-- this week’s items were made by ethe, creator of the Gogh Reed and Compass of Seidh.


Expect more of the unexpected in the weeks to come! You can grab this exciting new EI and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop-- stop by and look around!

Get Your Evolving Items

02 Neon Core is Shipping OutEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Neon Core is Shipping Out - [NPC] Flynn Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:28 pm

Hiya, landlubbers—looks like I gotta get out of here!

I've just received a tip about an unescorted cargo freighter a few lightyears away from here. If I hurry, I can catch them just in time to jack a shipment of fashion diapers. Do you know what those things are going for in the Boruff quadrant?! I gotta cash in!

I'll be shipping out Monday, December 6, so if you want to take another ride with me, now's the time—there's always cool stuff to find in the depths of uncharted space, but I won't be around to take you much longer.


Hop in my ship and let's roll! Living the pirate life we'll be sure to find a Cash Shop favorite, valuable rarity, or one of these stellar exclusives—and have an awesome adventure!

All Aboard the Neon Core!

03 EI Report: Deinocti's Oath, Timmy and SugarsuiteEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Deinocti's Oath, Timmy and Sugarsuite - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:29 pm

Welcome to the EI Report, ladies and gents-- it’s another exciting Friday in the world of Evolving Items! In this edition, we’ve go evolutions from an old friend and a sinister newcomer, plus a brand-new Rapid EI making its sweet debut. Let’s get down to it, shall we?

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New! The delectable Sugarsuite is your invitation to the land of Confiturembourg, where the king and queen have invited you to witness delicious displays by performers from all around the Land of Sweets. This week, a cute mouse attendant has brought you a tray of indigenous sweets...

Another week of dirty Syndicate work for those who took Deinocti's Oath. Each new mission requires new tools, so expect some new additions to your increasingly deadly arsenal.

That little scamp Timmy is reliving some of his darkest days: after the toxic evil was removed from his body, it crept back into his room and took him over once again... this time, in a much more insidious, mustachioed manner. In fact, I think Evil Timmy is still out there somewhere...


That’s it for this week, friends! Head over to the Cash Shop to grab the new Sugarsuite for yourself (or a friend). And don’t forget to vote in our weekly EI poll and let us know which items are your favorites!


Get Your Evolving Items

06 Merry Modmas!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Merry Modmas! - admin Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:12 pm

All year Gaia's Mods and Admins have been hammering away in their workshop to bring you a fun-filled holiday extravaganza, and now the fruits of their labor have been revealed. Modmas 2010 is here! To discover a holiday world more magical than a giant talking invisible dinosaur, head over to the Modmas 2010 thread. There's role playing, artwork and writing for all-- plus lots more!


Check Out Modmas

07 Help Gaia Win a Mashable AwardEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Help Gaia Win a Mashable Award - admin Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:16 pm

Hey there, fellow Gaians!

Great news! Not too long ago, we asked for your help in getting us nominated for a Mashable Award for Best Website User Experience, and thanks to you we've received a nomination. Your favorite online hangout is now in the running for the Fourth Annual Mashable Awards. (Hooray!)

However, the competition is tough, so we'll need your help again to bring home the virtual bacon-- be sure to vote, and vote often. To vote for us, you just need to log in to your Twitter or Facebook account via the link below. You can vote for Gaia once per day, and we'd be super appreciative if you did! The last day to vote is December 15, so if you want to help us, please do it soon!

Vote for Gaia

07 November's Red Devil MiniWings WinnersEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement November's Red Devil MiniWings Winners - admin Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:09 pm

The latest winners in our ongoing Red Devil MiniWings have been decided-- without further ado, I give you the lucky Gaians who won either the MiniWings or this month's runner-up prize, a December 2006 Monthly Collectible.

In the drawing from log-in entries, prizes went to:

MiniWings: Seasonal Miku

December 2006 MC:

volleyballrocks91
delicate_girl25
xStarryStormx
skeleton_elf

...and a lucky Gaian who wanted to stay anonymous.

The winners in the Gaia Cash drawing:

This MiniWings winner wished to remain anonymous. (Our lips are sealed-- you won't find it even on WikiLeaks!)

December 2006 MC:

x Despicable x
X--ScarletShadows
Andromeda71
Electro Feel

...and one more anonymous winner.

In Rufus' bonus ticket drawing, the winners were:

MiniWings: Delsago

December 2006 MC:

Lord Alabaster Duncan
Plassar
Nadie Psy
Pumpkinn13
White Mage Rosabis

If you didn't win this month, don't despair-- the Red Devil MiniWings Giveaway will continue for months to come. There are two ways to enter: you'll get one ticket for every day you log in to Gaia, and one ticket for every 99 Gaia Cash you spend. (And sometimes Rufus shows up with a drawing of his own.) Congratulations to the winners and keep coming back-- December's MiniWings Giveaway is already underway!

Check Your Ticket Count

08 New PayPal Bonus Item: Capelet DemoniqueEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New PayPal Bonus Item: Capelet Demonique - admin Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:42 pm

Hey PayPal users—to show our appreciation for your continued support, we've got a brand-new bonus item for you! The Capelet Demonique will keep your head parts warm and creepy through the winter months. Get yours today with a purchase of $25 or $50 of Gaia Cash through PayPal.

08 New Chance Item: Bitter FrostEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Chance Item: Bitter Frost - [NPC] Ivan Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:31 pm

Brrrr! The temperatures have really dropped around here, and I think I know why: Jack Frost has brought Bitter Frost to Gaia.

I think Jack might be in for some trouble, though. You see, the Gaia Revenue Service keeps a careful tab on treasure hoards—the dwarven banks of Milthrylfyrun are an infamous tax haven—and as a result I've been auditing dragon lairs. I was on the phone with the dragon Fafnir yesterday and heard what sounded like the Sandman in the background, saying something about how they would put a stop to Jack once and for all. It sounded pretty shady—I think Jack needs your help.

Ride along with Jack Frost as he transforms Gaia into a winter wonderland and he'll reward you with a Cash Shop favorite, valuable rarity or one of these exclusive items drawn from his mythic homeland.

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Jack has different rewards for those who win, those you forfeit without a loss and those who get beaten by Fafnir and company. What can I say, Jack's a pretty understanding guy—he knows that sometimes the smart move is to cut your losses—but he saves his best rewards for those who can take him all the way.

Join Jack Frost as he makes his annual rounds and you'll be sure to win something cool. To save some Cash and get more chances to win Jack's iced out prizes, pick up a bundle. In the spirit of Christmas, Jack is also including a bonus gift in each bundle. What a nice guy!

Join Jack's Wintery Quest!

Items: 1. Jack Frost, Jack Frost Doll 2. The Sandman, Der Sandmann 3. Fafnir the Dragon, Faust's Curse, The Love Song, SDPlus Black King 4. Calaeno, Noel's Gift, Illyncia's Honor 5. Lady Unicorn, Unicorn, Mana Seed, Enchanted Book 6.Galahad of Templar, Hyde's Bloodlust, Fall of the Evening Star, Compass of Seidh, Ballad Punk 7. Momotaro no Uta, Gogh Reed, Fairy Ring 8. Snow Maiden, Ornate Snowflake, Let it Snow, Secret Retreat 9. The Sphynx, Sanzuwu, Heavenly Unmentionables 10. White Swan, Snow Deer Companion, Chuchip's Blessing, Spring Bride 11. Father's Armor, Infernal Spirit, SDPlus Katsumi 12. Sun Wukong, The Bird Bridge 13. Ring Around the Rosie, Gilt Thorns 14. Jade Rabbit, Crystal Parol, Twin Wolves, Compass of Seidh 15. Prince of Icy Thieves, Fafnir the Dragon, Painful Cold, Padmavati's Lotus, Carol of Ol' Ebenezer 16. Twin Wolves, Mujaji, SDPlus Proteus 17. Boto Enchantado 18. La Syphide, Gavle Goat, Snow Maiden 19. Quetzalcoatl, SDPlus HoboSen 20. Arion 21. SDPLUS

09 New Bonus Item When You Complete an OfferEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Bonus Item When You Complete an Offer - admin Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:58 pm

Now you can get even more awesomeness out of Gaia Offers! Anyone who completes an offer will get an exclusive bonus item: the Gilded Bird Pin, which adorns your lapel and reminds you that birds are cool.

For those of you unfamiliar with offers, they're an easy way to get free Gaia Cash for doing stuff you wanted to do anyway (like sign up for Netflix) or simple tasks like watching videos and filling out surveys.

You can trade tips with other offer hounds in the Sponsored Offers Forum. Want an easy way to earn 28 Gaia Cash? Check out the Bing offer near the top of the Offers page. All you need to do is complete a search on Facebook! Check out the forum to find more super-easy offers like that.


Go Earn Some Gaia Cash

10 EI Report: Deinocti's Oath, SugarsuiteEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Deinocti's Oath, Sugarsuite - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:30 pm

Wow, is it Friday already? The weeks just fly by when you've got so much exciting evolving item research to do. Time for another EI Report, your weekly source for all the latest on your favorite items! We've got two items evolving today: the first evolution for a new item, plus the grand finale of a Rapid EI!

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The Sugarsuite gets its first update today, and it doesn't disappoint in the deliciousness department. Dancers from far off lands have come to entertain you, bringing with them delightful gifts: accessories of the finest chocolate, and a coffee-colored scarf and bloomers.

It's the final evolution for Deinocti's Oath! You've reached the highest rank in the dark syndicate, and you've been handsomely rewarded: you'll receive the final pieces of your mercenary arsenal, plus a loyal fox familiar!


You can grab these fantastic EIs and plenty of other cool items in the Gaia Cash Shop! Also, don't forget to stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like the best. Have a great weekend!


Get Your Evolving Items

13 New Charity CI: Revolution DawnEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Charity CI: Revolution Dawn - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:35 pm

Even though Mintaka and I have extraordinary powers, we still love a good video game. Nothing beats exploring an imaginary world through the eyes of someone else. We just got ahold of this hot new game called Revolution Dawn. It's still in Beta so there are some bugs, but overall it rocks! Plus, it will only be in the Cash Shop for one week, so get yours before December 20. You'll randomly receive one of these sweet character classes:

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Lalune (Dark): 1. Ireful Marksman, Jet the Kitten Star. 2. Keen Bandit. 3. Berserk Conjuror, Anesidora's Woe. 4. Plague Revenant, Captain Ara's Nestegg.

Solair (Light): 5. Deific Templar, Kottan Bell, Spring Bride, Lava Flow Dress. 6. Pious Cleric. 7. Earnest Minstrel. 8. Resolute Hero


What is Revolution Dawn? This press release from the producers speaks for itself:

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Revolution Dawn is an epic MMORPGMIALOL where two opposing armies, Lalune and Solair, are locked in eternal war. Unlike traditional games, you can't choose your class... but rather, your class chooses you!

Note: Revolution Dawn is in BETA and may be missing most features and may most likely never gain any more features ever and most definitely does not exactly qualify as an actual game. But it's okay, we're in BETA!!!

Sounds great, right? We're ordering two copies for ourselves and another for Saiph and Hatsya!

After playing Revolution Dawn we wanted to help bring the joy of gaming to kids who need it most. Ten percent of the proceeds from Revolution Dawn will be donated to Child's Play, an organization of gamers that contributes toys, games, books and more to give sick kids a reason to smile.

Whichever class you get in Revolution Dawn, you'll be sure to pick up one of these brand new exclusives. Jack in to the electronic role-playing adventure of a lifetime with Revolution Dawn now and remember-- it will only be available for one week!

Begin Your Adventure!

Need some Gaia Cash? Stock up online or grab a Cash Card from your local Target, Wal-Mart or 7-11. Outside the U.S.? Get instant Cash via PayPal!


Click the image to see it in its full-sized glory!

14 Bonus Items for Autocash & Gaia Cash Customers!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Bonus Items for Autocash & Gaia Cash Customers! - admin Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:15 pm

Great news for our Autocash customers: we're giving out our first exclusive bonus item for all those who've been signed up for at least 90 days! If you're one of the early adopters who signed up for Autocash three months ago, you're now the lucky owner of the Angelic Headphones.


If you haven't signed up for Autocash yet, you should look into it-- it's really a pretty sweet deal. For $10 a month, you'll get 1000 Gaia Cash, 200 extra bonus Cash every month, a 10% Cash Shop discount till the end of 2010 and an awesome exclusive every three months you stay signed up. Try it out!

Try AutoCash!


We know that, for various reasons, not everyone is able to use Autocash. That's why we're also giving away another exclusive item-- the Devilish Headphones-- to anyone who's bought or earned 3500 Gaia Cash or more in the last 90 days. We'll continue giving out special bonuses to our loyal Cash customers every few months-- thanks for supporting Gaia!

Get Gaia Cash!

14 New Charity CI: Revolution DawnEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Charity CI: Revolution Dawn - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:35 pm

Even though Mintaka and I have extraordinary powers, we still love a good video game. Nothing beats exploring an imaginary world through the eyes of someone else. We just got ahold of this hot new game called Revolution Dawn. It's still in Beta so there are some bugs, but overall it rocks! Plus, it will only be in the Cash Shop for one week, so get yours before December 20. You'll randomly receive one of these sweet character classes:

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What is Revolution Dawn? This press release from the producers speaks for itself:

Quote:

Revolution Dawn is an epic MMORPGMIALOL where two opposing armies, Lalune and Solair, are locked in eternal war. Unlike traditional games, you can't choose your class... but rather, your class chooses you!

Note: Revolution Dawn is in BETA and may be missing most features and may most likely never gain any more features ever and most definitely does not exactly qualify as an actual game. But it's okay, we're in BETA!!!

Sounds great, right? We're ordering two copies for ourselves and another for Saiph and Hatsya!

After playing Revolution Dawn we wanted to help bring the joy of gaming to kids who need it most. Ten percent of the proceeds from Revolution Dawn will be donated to Child's Play, an organization of gamers that contributes toys, games, books and more to give sick kids a reason to smile.

Whichever class you get in Revolution Dawn, you'll be sure to pick up one of these brand new exclusives. Jack in to the electronic role-playing adventure of a lifetime with Revolution Dawn now and remember—it will only be available for one week!

Begin Your Adventure!


Click the image to see it in its full-sized glory!

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14 New Item in Crystal Box: Polar Bear HatEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Item in Crystal Box: Polar Bear Hat - admin Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:41 pm

The Crystal Boxes that come with all $25 Cash Cards have a new item inside: the Polar Bear Hat. This handsome headpiece can give you a ferocious edge over smaller arctic predators or be the crown jewel in your cute animal look. And unlike regular bears, it won't eat you if you put your head in its mouth!


To get your Polar Bear Hat in a Crystal Box, check out locations near you where you can get Gaia Cash Cards!

15 December's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement December's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:51 pm

Yaaaay! It's finally the 15th! Time to open my envelopes... I hope I get a kitten!

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What do adorable tabby kittens and fearsome heavenly weaponry have in common? They can both be yours with this month's MCs!

The Seraphic Bow is the ultimate in angelic vengeance. Wield it as a bow and quiver, or wear it as dark triple wings.

BuBu Kitty is always in the mood for a nice nap and a bottle of milk. He loves snuggling in your arms, dozing on your head and passing out on your shoe.

These great items are available this month only, so don't miss your chance to grab them!

Get Your Monthly Collectibles

16 zOMG! Coliseum is ready for battle!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement zOMG! Coliseum is ready for battle! - admin Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:54 pm

A new area has opened up in zOMG!: the long-awaited Coliseum! Face brand new monsters in three gladiatorial challenges to become the ultimate warrior. Can you survive the waves of enemies unleashed by the Coliseum's masters? Can you dispatch the creatures quickly enough to stay in the ring? Can you best the monsters in a defense scenario? If you think you have what it takes-- prove it now in the Coliseum!

Play zOMG! Now!

17 zOMG! Video Contest Coming SoonEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement zOMG! Video Contest Coming Soon - admin Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:29 pm

To celebrate the introduction of Coliseum and hitting a new online record for zOMG!, there will be NO STARTER POLOS in the Daily Chance for an entire week starting Saturday. We realize that this may cause a run on the starter polo market, and rest assured that if that happens, Rufus is ready to take advantage of it.

What, you haven't played the Coliseum in zOMG! yet? Now is a great time to try it, and there are lots of people available to help show you the ropes. We expect to hit a record number of players in zOMG! during this coming weekend.

Finally: start recording your Coliseum runs! We will be announcing a contest early next week in the zOMG! forums for the budding filmmakers who make the best videos in the following categories:

- Most Impressive Coliseum run -- maximum 5 minutes in length.
- Best Coliseum tutorial -- maximum 5 minutes in length.
- Funniest Coliseum event -- maximum 1 minute in length.

Videos will be judged both on content and on production values, so get those slide transitions ready!


Play zOMG! Now

17 EI Report: New Bundle, Sugarsuite, Forteanagoria & AntiqueEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: New Bundle, Sugarsuite, Forteanagoria & Antique - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:53 pm

Hi, everyone! Happy Friday, and happy holidays, too-- I hope you've all been keeping an eye on Santa, since it looks like he's getting himself into trouble again. But if you'll take your eyes off him for a moment and direct your attention to the world of Evolving Items, we've got a bunch of great stuff going on today: three items evolving, plus a brand-new bundle!

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Two dazzling new acts from Sugarsuite! First, the third act brings tea dancers with decorative swords. The fourth act brings more sweetness, including a candy cane cape.

This week in the Antique Shop, you find a mysterious ship in a bottle. It smells like salty air, and its sails almost appear to ripple in a phantom breeze. It brings to mind the old days of seafaring armadas and the discovery of new lands...

Forteanagoria blows the whistle on the vast lizard-person conspiracy that holds our planet in a death grip of reptilian terror. I hate to editorialize, but this lizard person invasion is 100% real, and even now they're plotting domination from their hidden bases in the planet's hollow core, so please take this item seriously.

New! Exciting news: we're releasing Rapid EI Bundle #1 today! This value-packed bundle gives you fully-evolved versions of Mana Seed, Lumiere Noire and Apprentice Charm, plus the exclusive Checkmate Void-- a black and white recolor of Checkmate!


You can grab all kinds of awesome items-- including the brand new Rapid EI Bundle-- in the Gaia Cash Shop! Before you go, be sure to stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best. See you next week, everyone!


Get Your Evolving Items

20 Revolution Dawn Leaving TodayEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Revolution Dawn Leaving Today - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:07 pm

Hey Gaians! Our sneak peek at Revolution Dawn, the epic MMORPGLOLRFLOA, is just about over—it's leaving the Cash Shop today. Exploit the game bugs one more time to get exclusive adventure gear:


Lalune (Dark): 1. Ireful Marksman, Jet the Kitten Star. 2. Keen Bandit. 3. Berserk Conjuror, Anesidora's Woe. 4. Plague Revenant, Captain Ara's Nestegg.
Solair (Light): 5. Deific Templar, Kottan Bell, Spring Bride, Lava Flow Dress. 6. Pious Cleric. 7. Earnest Minstrel. 8. Resolute Hero

Ten percent of the proceeds from Revolution Dawn go to benefit Child's Play, an organization that brings the joy of gaming to sick children. Get sweet loot and do some good with Revolution Dawn.

Visit the Cash Shop

20 Gold Shop Update: Winter Apparel & Garage Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Winter Apparel & Garage Sale! - [NPC] Carl Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:24 pm

Carl utters a ragged bugle and eyes you with dumb menace. You sense that he means you harm.

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Maybe you'd better head to another shop before he gets violent (or amorous).

Go Shopping!

22 EI Report: Sugarsuite's Finale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Sugarsuite's Finale! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:39 pm

Welcome to the EI Report, ladies and gentlemen! I hope you're enjoying the holidays-- you've been doing a great job keeping Santa from blowing up-- but let's take a quick break to see what's up in the world of evolving items.

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It's the flavorful finale of Sugarsuite! This week, the Queen Fairy and her Cavalier perform a beautiful pas de deux, giving you elegant ballet stances and royal garments glittering with crystalline sugar.


That's all for this week, friends! Have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to stop by our weekly poll to let us know which items you like the best. If you want to do some last-minute holiday shopping, check out the Gaia Cash Shop-- I'm sure your friends would love to find some EIs in their stockings!


Get Your Evolving Items

22 Super Prize: The Ultimate Random Box!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Ultimate Chance Item: Super Prize 2010 - [NPC] Ivan Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:57 pm

The end of the year is fast approaching, and you know what that means: the beginning of the 2010 tax filing season on January 1! Eeeek! So excited! To make room for this year's tax filings, I've been clearing out all of the Chance Items from the last year. I don't really have time to sort through them, so I've bundled them all together in the Super Prize 2010—open one of these and you could get any CI from Snow Apple to Neon Core!

One more thing: there used to be a cat around here—Cookie Boots, I called him—but in all the packing mayhem, he's disappeared. If he shows up in your Super Prize, please give him a good home. I've also misplaced an SDPlus doll of a devilish version of myself—a gag gift from that rascal Azrael—and two sets from popular CIs that were delivered with the wrong colors. I meant to return them, but forget, so I guess some of you will find those recolors in the Super Prize 2010.

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If you want another shot at any of 2010's great CIs, pick up one of my 2010 Super Prizes today—I really need the room and will only be offering them until January 5.

Get Your 2010 Super Prize

28 Cash Shop Update - Rococo PastoralEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update - Rococo Pastoral - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:46 pm

Greetings, Gaians! Rigel and I recently did a special delivery for a house of royalty-- we can't say which one, as our discretion was part of the deal-- but we wound up with a surplus of beautiful rococo fashions. For Gaians with a refined sense of taste this is a great opportunity to enjoy the ornate fashions of courtly life without the duties and inbreeding.

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Shepherdess de l'Agneau - She might be super-cute and wearing a meadow of flowers, but don't mess with her sheep-- that staff isn't just for looks. The Shepherdess includes bouquet, dress, straw hat, shoes and crook.

Gilded Aviary - This tropical bird was captured in the jungle and brought by wandering traders to the royal court, where it lives in a golden cage and sings a haunting, lonesome song. You can keep the bird locked up, let it perch on your head or its cage, or keep the gilded aviary empty.

Marquis Laurent - His prowess on the battlefield earned him his epaulettes, but it's on the dance floor that he really kills. Be swept away with him in his dashing cape, jacket, pants, sash, shoes and medal.

Rococo Bundle - Get all three in the Rococo Bundle, and score the romantic hairstyles of the Courtly Coiffure.

Get Your Courtly Fashions

29 EI Report: Antique ShopEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Antique Shop - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:43 pm

Happy New Year, ladies and gents! It's Evolving Item time once again! This week, we've got another great update to one of our most unique and exciting EIs:

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The Antique Shop is run by a rotating staff of Gaia's greatest Evolving Item creators. This week, Mishiri takes the helm-- you've discovered an old medallion among the shop's wares, which transports you back to a time of war...


That's it for this edition! Remember to stop by our weekly poll to let us know which items you like the best. To grab the Antique Shop for yourself, head over to the Cash Shop!


Visit the Cash Shop

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