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January Edit

03 Bitter Frost is Melting Away!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Bitter Frost is Melting Away! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:01 pm

Happy New Year, Gaians! Out with the old and in with the new is my motto—and that includes Chance Items!

Jack Frost will be making the last of his rounds soon—Bitter Frost leaves on January 7. Help him spread the magic of winter and evade the dragon Fafnir one more time before he returns to his mythic homeland. Give him a hand, and you'll be sure to win a Cash Shop favorite, valuable rarity or one of these exclusives:

You can also still get the 2010 Super Prize until January 5. Open one of these and you'll get a random Chance Items from the past year. You might also find my dear sweet lost kitty Cookie Boots, an SDPlus doll of my devilish alter-ego or some exclusive recolors.


Spring is on the way and these wintry CIs won't last long. Get your Bitter Frost or 2010 Super Prize before they melt away!


Visit the Cash Shop

04 zOMG! Buccaneer Boardwalk and BuddiesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement zOMG! Buccaneer Boardwalk and Buddies - [NPC] Nicolae Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:43 pm

Nicolae here with two new additions to zOMG!-- Buddies and the Buccaneer Boardwalk.

Buddies will keep you company on your zOMG! adventures, loyally following you everywhere and sharing your emotions. (Try not to die, it makes your buddy very sad). These little guys will stick with you for life, but my supplies are limited-- be sure to grab these in the next two weeks. I'll be glad to give you all your very own Buddy.

Buccaneer Boardwalk is a new area to hang with your zOMG! friends away from the hurly-burly of the battlefield. You'll be able to hang out in a tropical seaside paradise complete with palm trees, ferris wheel and pirate ship. To get in, you'll need a headstart ticket, but don't worry, I have enough for everyone!

So come on over and support your local vardo. My prices are so low I'm practically losing money!


Go to Back Alley Bargains

05 Gaia Wins Mashable Award!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Wins Mashable Award! - admin Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:07 pm

With your help, Gaia was nominated for a Mashable award for Best User Experience-- and with your help, we freakin' won! Thank you, Gaians, for making this site such a strong community and for helping us show the world know that Gaia is literally #1.

And now a special message form Lanzer:
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We must admit that Gaia is still going through many changes and updates, and we are far from experts on web design and usability. Were it not for your feedback and suggestions, we would not have been able to make so many positive, incremental improvements over time. Thank you to all of you who gave us the support to make us a winner!
- Lanzer


See the Winners

05 New Puzzles Are Here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Puzzles Are Here! - admin Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:11 pm

The Puzzles for Hope drive to refresh Jigsaw has succeeded! With all the generous contributions of art for puzzles, we have reached our goal-- and exceeded it! We had planned to crown ten winners, but Gaians submitted so much great artwork that we wound up with fourteen. The talented artists are:

"Diedrich and Jack" by NyteSama
"More Moe, Kanoko!" by Woebegone
"Psychedelic Diedrich" by yukidream13
"Gino Gambino is Drowning" by merrypule
"Halo" by InkFrenzy
"Demi Bank" by Sakura_Kasumi
"Black Army" by Andralexis
"Breaktime at the ButtercupCafe" by LavenderLilacs
"Gaian Geishas" by Regran
"Hope Of a New Body" by EmmaLee2794
"Pale Marionette" by ll Nymphetamine ll
"Vampire Lord" by Karite Dollie
"Stardust" by Yukino-Asahina
"The Ghost and the Pumpkin" by Spanex


To see their amazing work in action, head on over for a round of Jigsaw now!


Play Jigsaw Now!

05 Convention Tour: Sac Anime January 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Sac Anime January 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:40 pm

Convention Tour: Sac Anime January 2011!

The first stop on our 2011 Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at Sac Anime January 2011 in Sacramento, CA!

Sac Anime January 2011

Where: Radisson Hotel Sacramento, CA

Panel: January 8th 2011, 12:00pm – 2:00pm Panels Room


This weekend we'll be hitting up Sac Anime January 2011 at the Radisson Hotel Sacramento in beautiful Sacramento, California! Head on over and meet us in the Panels Room from 12:00pm – 2:00pm on January 8th -- 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, an exclusive 2010 Mystery Box and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 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 New Offers: SponsorPay and Game CoinsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Offers: SponsorPay and Game Coins - admin Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:21 pm

Need to grab a little Gaia Cash? Good news: we've added some new stuff to our offers page! For those who haven't taken advantage of offers yet, they let you earn Gaia Cash by watching ads, taking surveys, trying out new sites, signing up for services and trimming dear old Mrs. Birdcastle's hedges.

Today, we've got two new offers providers: SponsorPay and Game Coins. This means a bunch of new offers, so peruse them at your leisure.

You can find them on the offers page:

Check Out Offers


If you want to trade tips and tricks with other people who use offers, check out the Sponsored Offers forum:

Visit the Offers Forum

07 EI Report: Timmy & SOF TaigaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Timmy & SOF Taiga - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:13 pm

Happy Friday, Gaians! As always, we've got some exciting news in the world of Evolving Items-- our little friend Timmy is continuing his journey into oblivion, and we're introducing a brand new Rapid EI to the mix! Let's take a look:

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This week, Timmy's experimentation with Gro-Gain didn't just affect him-- Labtech Gene also saw the horrible hirsute effects, growing a mustache that would eventually engulf him entirely.

Welcome to SOF Taiga, soldier! As a member of Special Operation Force, you'll need to be in peak physical condition and well trained in secret black ops technology. Your mission will send you deep into the woodlands, behind enemy lines with no help in sight. Are you ready to deploy?


You can pick up these great EIs and many more in the Gaia Cash Shop! And don't forget to stop by our weekly poll to let us know which items you like best. Bye for now, friends!


Get Your Evolving Items

10 Search for the Lost Chapter and find amazing rewards!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Search for the Lost Chapter and find amazing rewards! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:27 pm

While searching for an obscure tome of forbidden tax code incantations, I knew I'd have to bury my fear and visit the Dimensional Library, Gaia's most complete—and dangerous—repository of knowledge. Each book therein is a gateway to another dimension, and it's far too easy to get stuck forever inside one.

The Librarian is a masterful caretaker of the stacks, but he's got a short fuse when it comes to visitors—if you whisper one word out of line, he'll shove you into the pages of one of his books. I narrowly avoided that fate myself, but many noisy visitors have been lost forever inside strange fictions.

If you pay the Librarian a visit, don't be surprised if you find yourself hurled into a strange new existence. When you're stuck in a book, you must find the legendary Lost Chapter to escape—no matter how deep you delve, you'll always emerge from the dusty pages with an amazing reward, like a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rarity or one of these amazing new items.

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Think you're ready to find the Lost Chapter and bring back some incredible prizes? Try if you dare, or save some Cash by buying a bundle, which gives you more exciting trips to the Dimensional Library.

Find the Lost Chapter

13 EI Report: SOF Taiga and Antique ShopEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: SOF Taiga and Antique Shop - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:03 pm

Look sharp, Gaians! This week's evolutions take us face to face with the marvels-- and perils-- of the untamed forest. Special Operations Force Taiga continues its tactical maneuvers and Antique Shop dusts off a marvel of natural history.

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SOF Taiga sends you on a reconnaissance mission to find out the enemy's position. It looks like they're stronger than expected-- you should radio for back-up. Or maybe you can sneak into their armory and steal some more gear to fight your way out...

A visit to DrinkyTengu's corner of the Antique Shop turns up the relics of a scientific expedition's journey into the jungle. You find some snazzy adventure gear and the mission's chief prize: the skeleton of a prehistoric giant sloth, handsomely mounted in this life-like post by the expedition's museum sponsors.


Whatever adventure you're gearing up for, the Cash Shop will set you up in style. And please stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know which evolutions are your favorites!

Thanks for watching, science fans, and have a great weekend!

Visit the Cash Shop

15 January's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement January's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:47 pm

Hooray! It's the 15th! Time to open my letters! I wonder what I'll get?

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This month's MCs bring tricksters in two mythic forms: the mischievous fox spirit and the demonic seductress!

The Nogitsune is the nine-tailed nuisance of Eastern lore, known for its devilish tricks and flamboyant style. Get into the kitsune spirit with brilliant red tails, a fox mask, regal robe, kimono and more.

Beware the seductive power of the Ascended Demon. With white horns, tail, wings, whip and fitted body belts, this succubus is hard to resist.

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

Get Your Monthly Collectibles!

18 December Red Devil MiniWings WinnersEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement December Red Devil MiniWings Winners - admin Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:33 pm

Santa came a second time for the Gaians who won in December's Red Devil MiniWings Giveaway. Two Gaians won the MiniWings, while another ten picked up the runner-up prize of a June 2006 Monthly Collectible.

In the drawing from log-in entries, prizes went to:

MiniWings: rainbow_jacinda

Thank You Letter for June 2006:

Rhythm_of_Silence
Hotaru Kudo
supremator
animefanlover1
musics life1

In the pool of those entered in the Gaia Cash drawing the winners were:

MiniWings: Freo Freogan

Thank You Letter for June 2006:

Yui Nya
r.Randolf
Luafien
Chandig
KeeThePuppy

That's all for this month! Keep playing for your chance to win Red Devil MiniWings or other great prizes. 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. So keep it up, and it might be your name up there next month!


Check Your Ticket Count

18 Gold Shop Update: Global ZestEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Global Zest - [NPC] Josie Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:53 pm

Hey, Gaians! Big news for Global Imports-- I've just received some crates from far-flung corners of the world! I've restocked my shelves with a great selection of traditional garments, some are for ceremonial purposes and others for everyday living. There are two sets, both from the Far East, but you can mix and match to make your own exotic styles. Take a look:


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You can find all of the clothes at my shop, but you'll have to visit Agatha at Barton Jewelers for the jewelry. Come on over to add some global variety to your style!



Visit Global Imports

19 New Gaia Labs FeaturesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Gaia Labs Features - admin Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:45 pm

Greetings, Gaians of the past! I am the Admin of Tomorrow, visiting you from our glowing future Utopia. In my world, people don't drive cars-- we ride atop giant tortoises who drive our cars for us! Heed my advice and you can glimpse the technologies of tomorrow right now.

For a sneak peek of things to come, check out Gaia Labs, where baby features go to grow up big and strong. There are two nifty new additions: a floating footer with built-in instant messaging and automatic developer alerts to let you know whenever there are important updates.

So long, Gaians! May your world choose it's future wisely!

Visit the World of Tomorrow...Today!

19 New EI: ZodiacalEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New EI: Zodiacal - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:29 pm

Hello, Gaians. Pardon us for the intrusion, but Rigel and I are excited to share some auspicious cosmic tidings! We've received an extremely precious new Evolving Item: Zodiacal will evolve once every month for over a year, with new evolutions for each sign of the zodiac.

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Zodiacal kicks off with the idealistic Aquarius. Stubborn and fiercely independent, Aquarius refuses to follow the beaten path. Though somewhat aloof and standoffish, if you break through his ivory-tower exterior, Aquarius is really quite sensitive and patient. Join Aquarius in his journey for equality and fairness and get his badge and uniform, scarf, anklet, and wind pendants.


You can grab this astrological wonder today in the Gaia Cash Shop! Act quickly for your shot at a first-generation version-- you'll get all the latest evolutions first, and it may hold more value in the Marketplace.

Get Zodiacal

20 zOMG! Buddies are Leaving The Shop Soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement zOMG! Buddies are Leaving The Shop Soon! - [NPC] Nicolae Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:09 pm

Psst. Hey, pal. You look like you've got a fine eye for bargains, am I right? Well, I've got a hell of a tip for you: my stocks of zOMG! Buddies are running low! By Monday, January 24th, I'm gonna be all out of the Summon Kiki and Summon OMG items, so you'd better strike quick on this one. Once they're gone, they're gone.

In case you didn't hear it the first time, Buddies will keep you company on your zOMG! adventures, loyally following you everywhere and sharing your emotions. (Try not to die, cause it makes your buddy very sad).

You can grab them from me in Back Alley Bargains, but they're also on the shelves of the Cash Shop if you're looking for a more... traditional shopping experience.

Visit Back Alley Bargains

20 New Manga: Frontier Skies Conclusion!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Manga: Frontier Skies Conclusion! - admin Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:55 pm

Last summer, Gaians took to the Frontier Skies and embarked on an insane mission to help a dying demigod. The journey was arduous and fraught with mothy peril, but thousands of intrepid captains managed to complete the trek and deliver much-needed supplies to the huge floating jellyfish-thing.

However, due to unforeseen circumstances*, it took us a little while to finish up the manga update and bring closure to the Frontier Skies story. We regret the delay, but we hope the epic grandeur of the final product makes up for it.

Without further ado, we present the thrilling conclusion to Frontier Skies!

Read the Manga


'* The artist's pen fell behind a couch.

21 EI Report: Forteanagoria, SOF Taiga & ZodiacalEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Forteanagoria, SOF Taiga & Zodiacal - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:23 pm

Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, friends! We've got some significant developments in the field of evolutionary science this week: we'll take another look at our brand-new astrological EI, witness the conclusion of a sci-fi favorite and check the progress of our latest Rapid EI. Let's jump in:

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Forteanagoria reaches its thrilling paranormal climax with a visit from some otherworldly friends! Grand finale poses include a classic green-grey alien skin, a space-ready jumpsuit and a bug-eyed being from beyond to accompany your avatar.

Our newest Rapid EI, SOF Taiga, returns with more military maneuvers. This week, HQ has assigned you a rather eccentric new partner-- uncertain about her skills, you figure you'd better equip yourself with a new tactical vest, just in case.

New! As the Cash Shop twins announced earlier in the week, we've got a new Evolving Item hitting the scene. Zodiacal will update each month with items inspired by the cosmic wonder of the zodiac. It begins with a nod to the idealistic Aquarius.


You can grab these EIs now in the Gaia Cash Shop! Also, remember to stop by our weekly poll to let us know which items you like best. Until next time, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

24 Check out the new Art Requests forum!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Check out the new Art Requests forum! - admin Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:45 pm

Gaia's got a teeming subculture of incredibly talented artists. They keep themselves pretty busy, but once in a while you can politely hound one of them into creating awesome custom art for you. To make this process easier, we've set up a new Art Requests subforum where you can ask for avatar art, custom profiles or whatever else you may need.

Ready to tap into the talents of the artistic elite, or help a fellow Gaian by filling a request? Stop in the forum now!

Visit the Art Requests Forum

25 Convention Tour: OhayoCon 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: OhayoCon 2011! - DJ Helsing Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:33 pm

Convention Tour: OhayoCon 2011!

The next stop on our 2011 Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at OhayoCon 2011 in Columbus, Ohio!

OhayoCon 2011

Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio

Variety Hour: January 28th 2011, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Panels 1

Panel: January 29th 2011, 12:00pm – 2:00pm Panels 1

Feedback Social: January 30th 2011, 3:00pm – 5:00pm Panels 1


This weekend we'll be hitting up Sac OhayoCon 2011 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in beautiful Columbus, Ohio! Head on over and meet us in the Panels 1 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm on January 29th -- 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 Panels 1 on January 30th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm 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 January 28th in Panels 1 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm – 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 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

25 Cash Shop Update: Fairies for All Seasons!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Fairies for All Seasons! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:37 pm

As cosmic beings, Rigel and I are constantly fascinated by your world's beautiful cycle of seasons. I find myself calmed by the chill of winter, while Rigel enjoys the exciting changes of autumn-- but no matter your favorite time of year, you'll find it lovingly captured by these new items, each bringing a different season's fairy ambassador.

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The Winter Dancer brings the frosty elegance of a clear winter night. Includes a beautiful icy gown, shimmering fairy wings and a gorgeous new hairstyle.

The Spring Wanderer includes a fanciful leafy getup, perfect for a jaunt through a warm glade. Includes a shirt, pants, boots and a cap, plus wings made of bright green leaves.

The Fall Artist strives to capture autumn's beauty on canvas. His tunic, boots and trousers are made of fallen leaves; also includes a lovely leafy wig.

The Summer Gardener decks herself out in an adorable yellow ribbon and clothes made of fragrant, fresh-picked petals. Most distinctive is a bright, curly wig the color of the brightest pink carnations.

The Sprightly Seasons Bundle contains each of the items mentioned above, plus an exclusive bonus item: the Fairies Abode.


You can visit us now in the Cash Shop to grab these items for yourself or a friend!

Visit the Cash Shop

27 Dumpster Dive is open again!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Dumpster Dive is open again! - [NPC] Old Pete Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:06 pm

Get out of here! This is my stuff and it's not for sharing. And I don't care for the way you're looking at my wife, either. A fine lady, chaste and gentle. She can't help that she's a bike tire taped around an oil drum-- she was born that way, for Jim's sake!

Yessir, Dumpster Dive is all for me. Don't think about sticking your mitts in here 'less you plan to leave 'em. Plenty of good stuff, and it's all for Old Pete. Famous dragons know me.

Keep tossing your trash in the dumpster. I love it. But if I catch you in there trying to get sweet items for free, well-- we're gonna have words. Salty, hard-shelled, unkind words. So back off. Go buy stuff like a sucker and leave Old Pete to his treasures.

Go Dumpster Diving

27 EI Report: Dream Town, Antique Shop, SOF TaigaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Dream Town, Antique Shop, SOF Taiga - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:45 pm

Hey there, ladies and gentlemen-- hope you've all got your science helmets on, because it's time for another exciting crop of Evolving Item news! We've got a brand new Rapid EI starting up this week, plus new updates to SOF Taiga and the glorious Antique Shop. Take a look at these fantastic new styles:

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New! Get ready for a nostalgic joyride through a simpler time with Dream Town, a Rapid EI that takes you back to the golden age of jukebox hits and neon drive-ins. While cleaning out an old diner, you find a dusty old reel of film that gives you a glimpse at the town in its heyday...

The Antique Shop finds itself in the capable hands of artist milkbun for this fancy evolution. It brings us a set of gentleman's clothes based on Art Nouveau sensibilities-- all this finery might inspire a bit of vanity, though, so it also comes with an ornate mirror.

Your team's operation goes a bit haywire in this week's SOF Taiga evolution-- you find yourself pretty badly injured, but HQ sends a medic to tend to your wounds and get you back in fighting shape.


Quite an impressive suite of updates, eh? If you're feeling tempted to grab one of these items for yourself, you can always head to the Gaia Cash Shop to try them on. And don't forget to stop by our weekly poll, where you can let us know which items you like best. See you next week, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

27 Great Items Leaving the Cash ShopEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Great Items Leaving the Cash Shop - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:58 pm

The Cash Shop has been getting a wee bit cluttered for our tastes—as celestial deities we're kind of accustomed to some elbow room. So on Monday, January 31 we'll be removing a bunch of items.

On the way out:

  • Gilded Aviary
  • Marquis Laurent
  • Shepherdess de l'Agneau
  • Rococo Bundle
  • Fall Bride
  • Fall Groom
  • Rapid EI Bundle #1
  • Deinocti's Oath
  • Sugarsuite
  • Anesidora's Woe


It's always sad to see great items like these disappear into the aether, but you can still get them now!

February Edit

02 Closing the Lost ChapterEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Closing the Lost Chapter - [NPC] Ivan Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:32 pm

Due to legal complications, the Dimensional Library is getting shut down. Yes, it turns out that stranding people in fictional universes is technically a form kidnapping, and as an officer of Gaia's justice system, I'm afraid I can't let this go on. On Monday, February 7 I'll be locking the doors until those irresponsible bookworms get their act together.

If you want to take advantage of the Dimensional Library's quirky collection, you can still pick up a Cash Shop favorite, valuable rarity or one of the Library's unique items:

On second thought—maybe if I went to the Library I could travel inside the Gaia tax code...I could stay there forever! If you're as excited as me, you might want to pick up a bundle for even more chances to search for the Lost Chapter.

Last Chance for the Lost Chapter

03 Cash Shop Update: Happy Lunar New Year!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Happy Lunar New Year! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:54 pm

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! A new cosmic cycle begins-- we are now entering the Year of the Rabbit, so Rigel and I thought we'd celebrate by bringing you a wealth of lagamorphy treats. Behold, our new Cash Shop wares:

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Celebrate the cute side of all things bunny with Sweet Lunarian. It comes with a bunny bag, a lace bunny-ear headband, a dress and an adorable baby-blue wig.

The Moon's Watcher includes the perfect getup to contemplate the silent beauty of the moon, with silk pants, a long scarf, boots, an embroidered shirt and the long ears of a hare.

Xiao Tu Zi the Rabbit is a bouncy little bunny companion who loves to hang out on your head or ride around in your arms. He'll also generously lend out his fuzzy ears, if you'd like to wear them.

The value-packed Lunar Rabbit Bundle collects all the above, plus the exclusive Houyi's Ward available only in this pack!


To pick up these items, just visit us in the Gaia Cash Shop. May the new year bring you joy and good fortune, friends!


Visit the Cash Shop!

03 New Manga: Read a Page Every Day!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Manga: Read a Page Every Day! - admin Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:00 pm

After a long wait, the thrilling plot of Gaia Online continues! We've just finished up a massive new manga update, and we'll be releasing it one page every weekday for the rest of the month.

After the quick Frontier Skies digression, this one picks up right where A New Man left off. Not to give too much away, but here's what you can expect from this edition:

A large man with unusually dainty body parts!
A traipse through the forest primeval!
An unexpected demigod!
A big pile of corpses!
A wedding fantasy!
An evil glove!
A desperate escape!


Is your curiosity piqued? Visit our manga page to read the first page-- and remember to keep coming back every day for more!

Start Reading!

04 Gold Shop Update: New Eyes & Hairstyles in Salon Durem!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: New Eyes & Hairstyles in Salon Durem! - [NPC] Vanessa Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:37 pm

With Edmund out gallivanting around the world, I've only had one outlet for all my energies: intense hairstyle research. I've been hitting the books pretty hard again, perfecting new cuts and experimenting with highly volatile dyes. I'm about ready to debut these new looks to the public, but don't be too alarmed if you walk away with some nicks on your ears-- this is pretty advanced stuff, people. Check out a few pages from my 2011 style book:

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Oh, and that's not all. I've been making some big advances in my quasi-legal ocular surgery skills, too. If you're looking for a new pair of eyes, I've got plenty of new styles to choose from.

Swing by the Salon for a trim, won't you? It's always a pleasure to see you.

Visit the Salon

04 EI Report: Dream Town, SOF TaigaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Dream Town, SOF Taiga - [NPC] Jeff Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:31 pm

Huhhf? Whuss? Oh! *brufph* ...SHOWTIME! Welcome to Jeff & Pals, kids! I'm Jeff the Friendly Mammal, and boy oh boy are we-- oh, right. Sorry. Yeah, so your regular host called in sick today and the producers asked me to fill in, since I was already in the studio, sleeping off a little bender in the broom closet... don't really have any place to go, soooo... Oh, right, so welcome to the Evolving Item thing. We got a bunch of great stuff, and even the big finale for SOF Taiga. Look at it:

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A night out was always keen in Dream Town, whether you were rocking your roller skates at the diner or hanging around the parking lot with your pals. This week's evolution features a varsity jacket that shows you're a big deal on campus, plus a pair of rough classic jeans and boots.

This week marks the stunning conclusion of SOF Taiga! It's the last night of your mission, and your team is overwhelmed by enemies-- until your eccentric partner whips a Gatling gun out of nowhere and mows them down. Barely escaping with your lives, you report back to base for a well-deserved promotion. Good work, captain! Mission accomplished!


You can get all these real neat things at the Cash Shop, so you should definitely check that out or whatever. Great stuff. Oh! And there's a poll, so you can vote about which stuff is the best. That's all, kids! Jeff the Friendly Mammal, signing off!

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!


Hey, camera guy? Yeah, you. Uh, can you guys cut out the part at the beginning where I was sort of waking up and horking in my mask a little? What? No? We're live? Right now? OK, never mind. Just edit that last part out.

So, uh, hey, camera guy-- yeah, I know that maybe didn't go super smoothly or whatever, but what are the chances of this being more of a permanent gig? Like, maybe I'm sort of the go-to guy to substitute the show when Dr. Sink is sick or on vacation or whatever? I'm kinda between gigs right now, soooo...

No? Maybe? Let's call it a maybe.

07 New CI: Love Charm IIEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New CI: Love Charm II - [NPC] Ivan Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:38 pm

When I was a lusty young man, I'd frequent a particular bar to play bingo and consort with the ladies. Quite a time I had! Some nights I'd walk home with my pockets stuffed with coupons for free appetizers and a gaggle of damsels clamoring for my attention. Well, that was then—nowadays the joint's a notorious hive of scum and villainy. But it's still a great place to meet sexy people, wet your whistle, rub elbows and maybe fight some strangers!

You can get in on the fun with the new CI Love Charm II. You'll start out in a bar full of folks looking to rough you up, but if you choose your words carefully you won't just avoid a pummeling—you'll get a date with a fine-looking guy or gal! Whether you wind up ordering a knuckle sandwich or a dinner for two, you'll wake up next to some great items: a Cash Shop favorite, valuable rarity or one of these Love Charm II exclusives.

- 1. White Russian, Beer Goggles, Vintage Keg 2. Lovers' Letters, Mod Concentric, Strawberry Sundae Sweets 3. Chocaholic Fondue, Sundae Sweets, Ilmacchiato 4. Viking Love 5. Doki Doki Deito, Angelic Manner. 6. 8 Ball Riot, Rogue Narok 7. Ai no Ka Gangster Brigade, Tanked Tavern, Bleeding Heart, The Case of Pietro 8. Rose Guardian, Kuro's Induction, Chuchip's Blessing 9. Nihonshu Geisha, Pure Heart Lantern 10. Twisted Love, Stitched Heart Lantern, Sommelier Accessories, Secret Retreat, Talsi's Sash 11. Gun-eye Gatling, Rumble on the Rocks 12. Speakeasy, Puppet Master 13. Cutie Clobberer, Pink Marionette 14. Bass Hero, Yakisoba Dare, SDPlus Black King, SDPlus Detective 15. Audio Starlet Blue Rei, Karaoke Party, Gaia-sama, Magical Girl Yellow Ribbon Stocking 16. Days of the Weak 17. Apple Rendezvous, Love Drunk 18. Pinot Noiress, Sommelier Accessories, Party Hats 19. Mudslide 20. SD Plus


Good luck in there, lovebirds! If you get a few black eyes, don't give up—there's someone out there for everyone, and a bundle will save you Cash and give you plenty of shots at love.

Meet Your Match

07 Happy Valentine's Day!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Happy Valentine's Day! - [NPC] Cupid Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:59 pm

It's almost Valentine's Day, and love is in the air! If you've got a special someone who needs some attention, you can now send them a delightful Valentine and let them know how much you care.

But we know some people just want to spend Valentine's Day alone, stewing in their own contempt. We've got those people covered, too: if you're not in the mood for romance, you can send some grouchy anti-Valentines to your friends and enemies.

Every Valentine you send will have a gift attached; you can choose one of a dozen new exclusive event items, ranging from cheap to not-so-cheap. If you're really feeling flamboyant in your romantic largesse, you can even send an exclusive Gaia Cash item to your sweetheart!

Join the Valentine action over in our Love it or Shove it forum, where you can send Valentines, wax romantic with other lovesick Gaians or gripe about the futility of love with your fellow pessimists.

From there, you can also visit our special Valentine's Plaza hangout to chat with friends-- you can visit cheery little Diedrich in the kissing booth, or try to withstand Radio Jack's withering abuse at the dissing booth.

Send some Valentines!

10 Check out the feature-packed new footer!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Check out the feature-packed new footer! - admin Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:24 pm

Hey, look at the bottom of your screen-- we've just launched a new and improved footer!

You can use it to IM your Gaia friends, change outfits, make customizable quick links to the stuff you use the most, get news alerts from Gaia's developers, check your PMs and even earn Gold.

If you're not digging all this incredibly useful functionality, you can always disable it in your Account Settings panel. But we encourage you to give it a try-- keeping it turned on lets your friends get in touch with you!

Enjoy!

11 EI Report: Antique Shop, Dream TownEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Antique Shop, Dream Town - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:48 pm

Friday already? My, how the weeks fly by when you're knee-deep in cutting-edge evolving item science! Welcome to your weekly EI Report. I've got some tremendous updates today, so let's jump in and have a look, shall we?

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The Antique Shop has produced another treasure: among the dusty aisles, you come across an ancient sword from a long-forgotten Gaian civilization. Better take it outside before you swing it around-- there's a lot of breakable stuff in here.

Valentine's Day brought blossoming love to Dream Town. The girls adorned their ponytails with accessories and put on their best poodle dresses, while the boys got their smoothest rides out for a night out at the movies. As they watch the movie, they slowly feel themselves getting sucked in...


You can grab these EIs and many more cool items in the Gaia Cash Shop! I'll see you next week, ladies and gents-- before you go, please stop by our weekly EI poll and vote for your favorite item. Bye bye!

Get Your Evolving Items

14 Valentine's items now in the Cash ShopEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Valentine's items now in the Cash Shop - [NPC] Cupid Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:54 pm

True love never dies, but Valentine's Day celebrations have to end some time, so I'll be shutting down the Valentine's Day Forum February 16 to rejoin my angelic brethren. If there's anyone you want to shower with love, please do it soon! You can still send great items as gifts through the Valentine's Forum.

Just in case you miss out there-- and every V-Day there's someone who forgets flowers until the last minute-- you'll be able to get them at the Cash Shop until Friday, February 18.

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If you decide you want a V-Day gift after the event's over, or if you want to get yourself something nice, head on over to the Cash Shop. It's never too late to surprise your sweetheart!

It's been real, Gaians. See you next year!


Send More Valentines!

15 February's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement February's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:06 pm

It's the 15th! Time to tear open my favorite Valentine of them all!

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For Gaia's eighth anniversary, we've got two items inspired by Gaia's early days: the AFK Scarf and Legendary Mage.

The AFK Scarf recalls Gaia's classic fuzzy hat with a cute scarf, a hooded vest and a messenger bag.

Old-school Gaians will recall the Legendary Mage, who sports a powerful staff, a unique hairdo, a wizard's hat and robes.

These MCs are available this month only, so grab them while you can!

Get Your Monthly Collectibles!

16 Convention Tour: KatsuCon 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: KatsuCon 2011! - DJ Helsing Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:58 pm

Convention Tour: KatsuCon 2011!

The next stop on our 2011 Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at KatsuCon 2011 in Washington D.C.!

KatsuCon 2011

Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

Variety Hour: February 18th 2011, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Live #1

Panel: February 19th 2011, 4:30pm – 6:30pm Live #1

Feedback Social: February 20th 2011, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Live #2


This weekend we'll be hitting up KatsuCon 2011 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in beautiful Washington D.C.! Head on over and meet us in the Live #1 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm on February 19th -- 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 Live #2 on February 20th from 2:00pm – 3:00pm 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 February 18th in Live #1 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm – 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 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

17 New zOMG! Buddies: Landshark and FluffEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New zOMG! Buddies: Landshark and Fluff - [NPC] Nicolae Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:29 pm

Gimme a listen here, ladies and gents-- your ol' friend Nicolae's got a hot tip you're gonna want to hear.

I've just got my hands on a new set of buddies to accompany you on your zOMG! wanderings. First up, a toothsome specimen of the Landshark family. His bark's worse than his bite, until he bites you. Then the bite is much worse.

I've also got an inside deal on domesticated Fluffs. I'm sure you've seen 'em in the wild; now you can get one that's been captured and tamed in ways that are legal as far as you know!

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Get 'em while you can, folks. My sources can't stay too long in town without the heat coming down on them, so I'll only have these new buddies until March 3. Of course, if it's the fuzz that's asking, they were never here at all.

As always, you'll be getting a helluva deal. Look at me-- do I look like I'm getting rich doing this? Criminy, I'm putting myself in the poorhouse with these prices!


Visit Nicolae's Shop

18 EI Report: Zodiacal & Dream TownEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Zodiacal & Dream Town - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:43 pm

Hello again, Gaians! I hope your week has been delightful, despite that mysterious plague that afflicted us yesterday-- I managed to avoid it, thank goodness. Now that you're all well-rested and your fevers have subsided, let's take a look at some evolving items! This week's EI Report brings you a new update to Zodiacal, plus the finale of Dream Town:

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This month, Zodiacal brings us the sign of Pisces. Withdrawn and reserved, Pisces retreats into a dream world where she can be herself. Not completely in touch with reality, she can come off kind of odd and spacey to others, but is nevertheless very compassionate and often intensely artistic.

In Dream Town's grand finale, our heroes are thrown into the silver screen. The male lead takes on the part of a cool greaser complete with an impressive wig, then dons a hat and duster for a Western role. Meanwhile, his date is soon immersed in a ritzy world of diamonds and fine dresses. As the film reel comes to a stop, you rub your eyes and wonder what you just saw... was it all a dream?


You can pick up these EIs and many more great items in the Gaia Cash Shop. Before you go, why not stop by our weekly poll and let us know what you think? Thanks, and have a fantastic weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items

18 Coming Soon - Gaia Cash Page UpdateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Coming Soon - Gaia Cash Page Update - admin Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:04 pm

Hey Gaians, we've got a little heads-up for you. On Monday we'll be updating our Gaia Cash Page to make it easier for you to get Cash when-- and where-- you want it. We've partnered with Playspan (also known as Ultimate Pay) to expand our payment options, making it easier to get Cash around the world. We've also redesigned the page to make it easier to use.


This is just a sneak peek-- once the page is live we'll set up a thread in Site Feedback to get your response. Hopefully this makes it more convenient for Gaians in and outside of the U.S. to get the stuff you want.

18 Happy 8th Gaiaversary!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Happy 8th Gaiaversary! - lanzer Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:46 pm

Hello Gaians,

Eight years ago today, we turned a late night brainstorm into a crazy little site called Gaia Online. Our idea was pretty simple: to create a community where artists, anime fans and creative people could come together and feel like they really belonged.

Since then, Gaia has obviously changed a lot. It grew from a few people in a living room to a full team of artists, programmers, graphic designers and more. We've tried our hardest to make Gaia better and better, but we've always kept our original idea in mind. At its heart, Gaia is still a place for creative people to feel at home.

We went through some big changes in the last year, but we're hoping this will be our best year yet. We're working on some great new features to make our community even more fun, and we will ask our amazing community for help and guidance every step of the way.

Happy anniversary, everybody! To show our gratitude to the best community on the web, we prepared some little anniversary presents. To get the first one, just click this button:

Get Your First Item


You can get another one by visiting our 8th Anniversary Forum!

Wish Gaia a Happy Birthday!

21 January Red Devil MiniWings WinnersEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement January Red Devil MiniWings Winners - admin Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:32 pm

January's Red Devil MiniWings winners have been decided! What's that you say-- this should have been announced at the beginning of February and it's now past Valentine's Day? Funny thing-- we were all set to tell you when we found a briefcase full of money and spent it on a dozen mastiffs. We lost about two weeks of work playing with them. Here are some winners!

January's winner of Red Devil MiniWings by logging in is: Tonis_Sweet_Angel

Our five login runners up who will receive February 2006 MCs, are:

CBee12
Cer0
CyronDalek
D3vilSlay3r
chris254

This month's winner of Red Devil MiniWings in the Gaia Cash pool is: XxNiqueoxX

The five Gaia Cash runners up receiving February 2006 MCs are:

JamesMan278
Kriorix
Vintage Decay
inaniloquent
Dice Warwick


Congratulations to the January winners! If you're hoping to join them, good news-- we're already half way to another exciting round of MiniWing Giveaway madness. Keep playing for your chance to win Red Devil MiniWings and other great prizes. 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. See you next month!

Check Your Ticket Count

24 New Cash Card PageEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Cash Card Page - admin Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:26 pm

We've just updated our Gaia Cash Page to make it easier for you to get Cash when-- and where-- you want it. Playspan (also known as Ultimate Pay) has hugely expanded our list of payment options. Around the world, there are now over eighty-five ways to get Gaia Cash. To name just a few, you can use:


Ultimate Game Card
Certapay (Interac)
Ukash
Paysafecard
iDEAL/ RaboDirect
Todito Card
Wallie


Hopefully this makes getting the items you want on Gaia easier, especially for those outside the U.S. To see all of the new options, check out the new page-- and if you think of any ways to improve it, please let us know in the Site Feedback thread. Thanks!

Check it Out

25 Thar be New Fish in Gaia's Lakes!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Thar be New Fish in Gaia's Lakes! - [NPC] Old Man Logan Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:13 pm

So a few weeks ago I find this abandoned truck all full o' expired oatmeal packets, ya see? And thinkin' to myself that if a child were to happen across the oatmeal and eat it, why the poor thing would be poisoned half to death-- well, with these worries on my mind, I dumped the lot of it in a couple o' the lakes. Sounds harmless, right?

Well today I go out a-fishin' and what do I find? All kinds o' new fish are a-teeming in the lakes of Gaia!

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Seein' all the new rascals swimmin' out there, I hurried home and ordered a buncha new stuff for my shop, The Ole Fishing Hole, to trade for yer fish. If ya got a steady hand, head on down to the water and get yourself a piece o' the fishin' pie!

Go Fishin' Now!


New Angelic Rod
To help y'all with the new fish, I decided to grant the legendary Angelic Rod to a handful of the most deservin' fishers in Gaia. If you want to join their ranks you had best get started fishin'!

Three Lakes
The smartest fishers know that the best fishin' holes are the ones off the beaten path. There are actually three lakes, all teeming with fish, and every lake is different. On your quest for the Angelic Rod, be sure to try them all:

Fish Bass'ken Lake


Fish Durem


Fish Gambino


Ya can get to all of these lakes from the Gaia Game page. Just look on the right side of the page for the buttons that say "Fish."

Now, why are you readin' when you could be fishin'!!?

25 EI Report: Antique Shop & The Case of PietroEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Antique Shop & The Case of Pietro - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:25 pm

You know what time it is, ladies and gents: science time! I'm Dr. Singh, Gaia's leading evolutionary biologist, and this is your weekly Evolving Item Report, where you'll learn all the latest news about your favorite items. We've got two of them evolving this week; let's take a peek:

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Another big break in the Case of Pietro! With the boxing hall still consumed by riots, the Thief and the Detective pursue the case into the lair of the nefarious Mob Queen. With her plot to swipe the case exposed at last, she doesn't intend to let them out alive!

Digging deeper into the Antique Shop, you find a rusting clock lantern that still works despite its age. As the gears begin to turn, you're hypnotized by its gentle ticks and tocks, and you see visions of the lantern's past carriers. This week's evolution comes courtesy of artist Fayren Pickpocket.


You can grab these items for yourself in the Gaia Cash Shop! Before you head out for your weekend of mischief and debauchery, be sure to take a second to vote in our EI poll and let us know which items you like the best. Have fun, everybody!

Get Your Evolving Items

25 Cash Shop Update: Heroic Journeys!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Heroic Journeys! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:13 pm

Greetings, Gaians! For our latest Cash Shop restock, we wanted to celebrate the grand tradition of Gaia's classic legends: the tales of vagrant heroes who wandered the world in search of adventure, romance and the treasures of far-off lands.

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The mage immortalized in Tales of Adventure wears a perfect ensemble for summertime wandering. It includes a lightweight outfit emblazoned with runes, plus a leather backpack to hold plenty of adventuring supplies.

The Traveler's Saga tells of a well-dressed dandy who embarks on an epic quest full of fight and fashion. Includes all you'll need to recreate the look: a full outfit, plus a dashing cape and handy utility belt.

Every hero needs a sidekick, and Egan the Fire Griffin fills the role perfectly. This fiery fledgling griffin may be a bit of a runt, but you can count on his loyalty, no matter what dangers your travels bring.

For the best value, grab the Heroic Journey Bundle. It's got all of the above, plus an exclusive bonus item: the powerful enchanted armaments of the Sacred Guardian!


Visit us in the Cash Shop to try on these items-- they might just inject some adventurous spirit into your world-weary soul!

Visit the Cash Shop

28 Love Charm & many other items leaving 3/7!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Love Charm & many other items leaving 3/7! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:26 pm

It's been a hell of a time, but the month-long bender of Love Charm II will soon be over. On Monday, March 7, the Cash Shop will run fresh out of them, so you'd better act fast if you still want to look for love in low places. Just think of all the amazing exclusive rarities you might miss out on:


You can grab a Love Charm II today, or save some Cash with a bundle. Don's miss your chance at true love and amazing items!

Get the Love Charm


That's not all: recently, I paid a visit to Rigel and Mintaka to check on their finances, and let me tell you something: celestial beings have very little regard for proper accounting practices. To mitigate their staggering tax debt, they've agreed to turn over a significant portion of their existing stock to the GRS. Since we're friends and all, I'll give you the heads up: on Monday, March 7, I'll be seizing the following items:

• Forteanagoria
• SOF Taiga
• Dream Town
• Sprightly Seasons Bundle
• Spring Wanderer
• Summer Gardener
• Fall Artist
• Winter Dancer
• Lunar Rabbit Bundle
• Moon's Watcher
• Xiao Tu Zi the Rabbit
• Sweet Lunarian
• Heroic Journey Bundle
• Tales of Adventure
• Traveler's Saga
• Egan the Fire Griffin

If you want one of those items, you'd better grab it before I get to it!

Visit the Cash Shop

March Edit

02 Cash Shop Update: Carnevale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Carnevale! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:08 pm

Rigel and I are fascinated by the traditions of your world, and one in particular has captured our imagination this week: Carnevale, a time when nobility and commoners would put aside their social standing, hide their identities with masks and mix together in classless revelry. We've just imported a stock of beautiful finery from this grand festival:

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The Donna del Carnevale looks stunning in her crown, ruffled neckpiece, stockings and elegant dress. Also includes a gorgeous, pearl-adorned hairdo.

Hit the canals in high style with the Bel Gondoliere, which comes complete with a full black and gold outfit, a jaunty hat and streaked black-and blonde hair.

Pierrot Piccolo is an adorable little clownish bear companion in a white ruffled getup. Hold him in your arms, watch him perform an astonishing ball-balancing act or even borrow his ruffled finery.

Save some Cash with the Carnevale Bundle,which includes all the great items mentioned above, plus an exclusive bonus: Mascherato, which includes the all-important Carnevale masks and headwear.


Head to the Cash Shop now to try on these limited-edition items! They won't stick around forever, so don't miss your chance to join the biggest celebration of the year.

Visit the Cash Shop

04 EI Report: Galactic Soldier & TimmyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Galactic Soldier & Timmy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:06 pm

Welcome to the EI Report, ladies and gents. There's exciting news in the Evolving Item world-- we've got a new Rapid EI kicking off this week, plus a mini-evolution from my old pal, Timmy! Let's have a closer look:

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New! Our newest Rapid EI puts you in the boots of a Galactic Soldier. To battle an impending invasion, you'll need all the high-tech armaments you can get your hands on.

This week, another dark chapter in the life of Timmy-- although I suppose his life was just one long, dark chapter, wasn't it? This time around, Gro-Gain continues to take its dreadful toll, with Labtech Gene growing a bushy, malevolent beard.


You can pick up these great EIs in the Gaia Cash Shop! That's all for this week, friends, but don't forget to stop by the weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like the best. Ciao!

Get Your Evolving Items

04 Four new games from OMGPOP!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Four new games from OMGPOP! - admin Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:44 pm

Good news, Gaian gamers: we've partnered with OMGPOP to bring you some cool new games that you can play with your friends-- and earn some Gold in the process, of course. But here's the amazing thing: these games are actually really good. No kidding. Here's what we've got so far:

Balloono: A multiplayer action game that lets you fulfill your lifelong fantasy of nailing monkeys with water balloons without getting arrested at the zoo.

Hover Kart Racing: Join your friends in some kart-bumping action. Experienced gamers will have no trouble picking up this classic-style racer.

Pool: Practice your stick skills with this challenging 8-ball sim. The anonymity of the Internet means nobody will break your thumbs if you hustle them!

Draw My Thing: Significantly less dirty than it sounds, unfortunately, but still fun. It's a lot like the classic game Win, Lose or Draw.


Check them out on our newly revamped Games page, but don't blame us if you develop a crippling addiction.

Play Some Games!

08 Take Gaia on the go with our iPhone/iPod Touch App!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Take Gaia on the go with our iPhone/iPod Touch App! - admin Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:19 pm

Good news! By popular demand, we've just launched the first version of Gaia's official iPhone/iPod Touch app. Now, you can shove some of your favorite Gaia features into your pocket and drag them around wherever you go: reply to PMs, check your notices, keep up with announcements and swap your saved outfits. More features are yet to come, so you might as well get in on the ground floor.

You can grab it for free in the App Store. Do it!

Check it Out!

09 New CI: Crystal OverdriveEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New CI: Crystal Overdrive - [NPC] Rina Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:24 pm

Hey Gaians, will you help me with the fanfic I'm working on? Well, help me and Kanoko—we're writing it together. It's called "Crystal Overdrive: Betrayal of the Darklord!" and it has everything awesome—amazing battles, super awesome heroes and heroines, hilarious jokes and burning romance icon_heart heart heart.gif !

There's only one problem—we don't know how to end it. Kanoko's got some ideas but, honestly, mine are better. Mine are so much better!! So we need you to help us figure out where the story should go and to tell Kanoko that my ending is the best. Or maybe we'll come up with a new ending together! We don't even know all the possibilities that are waiting in Crystal Overdrive's epic adventure.

Here are some potential outcomes, but there are others that still need to be discovered.

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1. ???, SDPlus Thief 2. ???, Chuchip's Blessing, Antique Shop 3. ???, Angelic Manner 4. ???, Gogh Reed, Blade of the Night Sky, Ancient Katana 5. ??? 6. ??? 7. ???, ??? 8. ???, ???, Gogh Reed, Imaginary Friend Reunion, SDPLus Starbabies Biv 9. ???, Keen Bandit, Masquerade 10. ???, ???, ???, Angelic Manner 11. ??? 12. ??? 13. SDPlus ???


Whatever story you help us write, I'll be sure to make it worth your time with some delicious snacks and sweet items XD!! You could get one of Crystal Overdrive's exclusives, awesome rare items or other Cash Shop favorites. Plus you'll get the fun of writing fan fiction with your friends! And if one ending just isn't enough for you, you can write more and save some Cash with a bundle!

Write Your Own Ending

11 EI Report: 3/11Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: 3/11 - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:21 pm

Good to see you, science fans! This week our investigation into the world of Evolving Items takes us from the frontiers of space war to the lost treasures of the Antique Shop.

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The intrepid Galactic Soldier continues to patrol the limits of civilized space, watching for hostile aliens and the horrors of the nether systems. To prepare, he's been equipped with a new helmet and power gloves for better protection and alien-smashing.

The hidden marvels of the Antique Shop are limitless, and its amazing finale is no exception: each of the items you found in this bazaar of oddities reveals a new pose!


These wonders of natural science are available in the Cash Shop, along with lots more great items. Before you try on your awesome new evolutions, swing by our weekly EI poll to tell us which are your favorites. Come back next week for the latest scientific knowledge on the ever-changing world of Evolving Items!

Get Your Evolving Items

14 Japan Charity UpdateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Japan Charity Update - admin Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:08 pm

After reading the feedback from the forums and seeing the ongoing events in Japan, we've decided that we're going to donate to Japan an amount equal to 100% of all net proceeds from the charity items. These items did much better than expected, so the plan that we had (hurriedly) come up with on Friday turned out not to be the best fit; with this change, we will end up donating substantially more money to those in need.

If the items do not appeal to you or you would like to contribute directly, please check the Japan Hot Topics forum, as we have a sticky in there with details on other ways to contribute.

We're proud to be part of a community that has so much compassion and giving spirit, and would like to thank you for your support of this special charity item!

14 New Animated Item BundleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Animated Item Bundle - [NPC] Saiph & Hatsya Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:54 pm

Great news, Gaians! You know how you used to need Stellarite to re-charge your Animated Items? Well, with the help of a physics textbook, a roll of duct tape and our super-human powers we've fixed them-- Animated Items now stay in motion all on their own. If you still have Stellarite, hang on to it-- there will be another use for this celestial mineral in the future.

With our discovery, we're excited to bring you a bundle with some classic AIs and the exclusive Rolling Rainstorm:

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In Animated Item Bundle 2 you'll get Curse of the Gray Wizard, Sweet Charming Blush, Autumn Waltz and the new exclusive, Rolling Rainstorm. It might look depressing to be in a continuous downpour, but who knows-- maybe all that rain will bring some flowers with it!


Get Your Animated Items

15 Convention Tour: C2E2 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: C2E2 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:37 pm

Convention Tour: C2E2 2011!

The next stop on our 2011 Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at C2E2 2011 in Chicago, Illinois!

C2E2 2011

Where: West Building at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

Variety Hour: March 18th 2011, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Room 470A

Panel: March 19th 2011, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Room 475B


This weekend we'll be hitting up C2E2 2011 at the West Building at McCormick Place in beautiful Chicago, Illinois! Head on over and meet us in Room 475B from 4:00pm – 5:00pm on March 19th -- we'll be hosting our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Variety Hour Show on March 18th in Room 470A from 6:00pm – 7:00pm – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.

As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

15 The March Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The March Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:54 pm

Ooh! It's the 15th! Time to open my envelopes... uh oh, I think I feel a shriek coming on... eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

March brings a pair of legendary Collectibles, one of worldly wealth and one of natural splendor:

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When Fortuna smiles upon you, you're sure to reap incredible riches. Her golden gifts include a sash, a gilded throne and a river of gold coins.

As the ancient steward of the forest, the Woodland Druid keeps himself bedecked in lush finery, including a mossy beard, leafy gloves, mystical stag horns and more.

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

Get Your Monthly Collectibles!

15 "How to do stuff on Gaia" - Webinar RecordingEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement "How to do stuff on Gaia" - Webinar Recording - admin Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:13 pm

If you're new to Gaia or just want to learn some inside tips, check out the webinar recording. A real live person will be walking you through how to dress your avatar, have fun in the forums and load up on valuable Gold. There will also be contests going on so you can win a cool item-- Manul the Pallas Cat, a cute and cuddly little guy-- or piles of Gold to start you in style.

Go ahead, check out the recording-- you'll learn some stuff and maybe get rich as heck!


Tune in Now!

16 New Manga: The Floating CityEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Manga: The Floating City - admin Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:34 pm

A new issue of Gaia's manga is well underway, with a new page being added every day!

After meeting the oddly-proportioned Ladyhands and visiting the vampire-wrecking demigod Peath in Leash, Gino, Sentinel and Overseer have continued their quest to find Gaia's gods before Cordell's assassins do. Now they're in Dref Dur, a sleazy town where punching a dude in the face is just a thing you can do and kidnapping is legitimate career path. Not a great place to bring a naive, cocksure boy with a rich father and a bounty on his head, but Sentinel and Overseer were never too good at understanding human stuff.

Keep checking back to find out how-- or if-- they escape, and how many faces get punched along the way!


Read the Manga Now

16 St. Patrick's Day EventEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement St. Patrick's Day Event - [NPC] Odanodan Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:25 pm

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Gaians! 'Tis never a bad time, celebrating our patron saint of snake-slaying. Back in the old days-- you wouldn't remember-- I once saw young Patrick drive a whole pack of the legless buggers into the sea with nothing more than a cobbler's broom and a prayer! Ah, those were the days.

What I'm getting to is that you'd do well to remember the contributions of this great man with a little festivity and well-wishing. I'll be doing my part in the forums, spreading joy-- and a little mischief-- to any Gaians who catch my ear.


Visit the Shamrock Forum

16 New payment methods now here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New payment methods now here! - admin Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:22 pm

About half of you have already seen the new Gaia Cash Page, but now that it has passed all testing-- it hasn't exploded and no one's caught any diseases-- we're making it available to everyone. With our partnership with Playspan, there are now over eighty-five payment options world-wide, making it is easier to get Cash anywhere in the world. A few highlights are:

• The Ultimate Game Card, a prepaid card available at stores all over the world in a total of more than 70,000 locations.
• Canada: CertaPay.
• Germany: Paysafecard.
• Great Britain: Ukash.
• Mexico: Todito Cash and DineroMail.
• Netherlands: iDEAL and Wallie Card.
• To see a complete listing of the payment methods available in your country, visit the new Gaia Cash Page and click on "More Options" under "2. Select Payment Method."


Get Cash Now

17 Phin Phang Update Coming SoonEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Phin Phang Update Coming Soon - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:56 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 repricing all of our stock, and even making some of our decorations and fish available for gold.

Mirai: You'll be able to see all the changes in a few weeks!

Barrett: Also, we wanted to let everyone know that the mysterious Methuselah effect that has been affecting so many of your fish has almost finished running its course. If you have any fish that have lived far longer than you expected, you may want to give your final farewells, cook them a goodbye dinner or fulfill any of their final requests.

Mirai: Good luck with your aquariums, everyone!

Barrett: Bye bye!

18 February MiniWings WinnersEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement February MiniWings Winners - admin Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:01 pm

Rummaging through the closets at Gaia for our giant Easter bunny suits we found the MiniWings for our February's drawing. We also found some vintage June 2006 Monthly Collectibles to give our ten runners-up. No luck with the bunny suits-- guess we'll be celebrating Easter au naturel this year.

Winner of MiniWings in the log-in category: ~CobaltPrincess~

Log-in Runners Up will win a June 2006 MC:

TIGGERADON
slipknot3000
Scobre
Kairi of Nothing
Mariettia

From those entered in the Gaia Cash drawing, the MiniWings winner is: ii_Tragic Kanoko

Cash Runners Up winning a June 2006 MC:

TG -PaperPlanes-
kriken17
XxskyggexX
Savage Lollipop
B a ne x x


Thanks for logging in and supporting Gaia! Keep coming back for more chances to win Red Devil MiniWings and other great prizes. There are two ways to enter: you get one ticket for every day you log in to Gaia, and one ticket for every 99 Gaia Cash you spend. We'll have more prizes, including another pair of MiniWings, next month. Good luck!


Check Your Ticket Count

18 EI Report: Zodiacal & Galactic SoldierEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Zodiacal & Galactic Soldier - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:46 pm

Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, ladies and gentlemen! Here's the weekly scoop on all the latest happenings in the strange scientific realm of EI research. Looks like we've got two major developments today:

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This month, Zodiacal celebrates the independent-minded Aries, whose impatience can come off as aggressive to those who don't dig deeper. Aries balances this headstrong nature with plenty of ambition and an adventurous spirit.

An update to Gaia's newest Rapid EI! Invaders had better beware, because the Galactic Soldier has been issued a deadly new firearm this week, and it's time for some sci-fi carnage.


Stay tuned for more evolutionary leaps next week! In the meantime, don't forget to stop by our weekly poll and let us know which items you like best. You can grab these great EIs in the Gaia Cash Shop:

Get Your Evolving Items

21 New Summons: Feathered Coatl and Outlaw PupEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Summons: Feathered Coatl and Outlaw Pup - [NPC] Nicolae Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:58 pm

Psst, over here, friend-- I just got in two of the finest summons money can buy, the Feathered Coatl and Outlaw Pup. Maybe I got them from a friend two towns over, maybe I found them in some tall grass, maybe I hit a guy with a sock full of marbles and ran off with his stuff-- it's anybody's guess. Point is, they can be yours today at a fraction of the price that you'd pay elsewhere.

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Summon Feathered Coatl calls forth an avian buddy from the jungles of the Otami Ruins. Centuries of natural wear have turned the ancient buildings into rubble; now those broken stones have animated into the Feathered Coatl.

Summon Outlaw Pup will call one of the unusual creatures from the woods near Bass'ken Lake. They're animated from cast off Outlaw Biker Jackets, giving them zippers for mouths. Don't think that makes them less dangerous-- they hunt in packs and put their metal teeth to good use.


Get 'em while you can! These fearsome buddies will be leaving my shop April 4. These deals are so good they are literally illegal.

Get Your Buddies

22 Watch free shows with the Starz Anime Player!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Watch free shows with the Starz Anime Player! - admin Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:01 pm

If you're a hardcore Gaian, there's a pretty good chance you also like to dip into some anime once in a while. Since it's our top priority to give you as much awesome free stuff as we possibly can all the time, we've teamed up with Starz to bring you a bountiful boatload of free, streaming anime series. You can watch all these shows right now in our brand-new Starz Anime Player:

The Castle of Cagliostro
Dead Leaves
Karas: The Prophecy
Karas: The Revalation
Chrono Crusade: Episode 1
Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic
Tactics, Season 1


We've got a bunch more great shows still to come, so stay tuned!

Check it Out


Want to talk about these shows with your fellow anime fans? Visit our legendary anime forum to join the conversation.

Visit the Forum

24 Twelve new decks for Tiles!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Twelve new decks for Tiles! - [NPC] Old Man Logan Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:58 pm

So ya think ya mastered the match-'em-up madness of Tiles, eh? Think yer doin' pretty well with the twelve decks we've got? Well let me tell ya, bub-- you haven't mastered pancakes! Tiles has just doubled in size with another twelve new decks, all loaded with the picture-connectin' fun of the original set.

And if the sheer thrill of a challenge doesn't light your pilot, don't forget-- you can win oodles of tickets and trade them in for hard-to-get items at Prize and Joy. So go try your hand at the new Tiles decks, then go talk to Becky about cashing in on your success!


Play Tiles

25 EI Report: Galactic Soldier, Owlpocalypse and VivacenoteEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Galactic Soldier, Owlpocalypse and Vivacenote - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:12 pm

Greetings, science aficionados, and prepare your learning rockets for lift-off! This week's EI Report will take us across the breadth of space and time, from the far-flung adventures of Galactic Soldier to the world-ending fun of Owlpocalypse. And to top things off, our investigations have turned up an all new Rapid EI, Vivacenote!

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New! Vivacenote You encounter a traveler on a road and he offers to tell you a story-- a story about life, love and loss.

The Galactic Soldier has defeated a fanged space beast with some well placed strokes from his gruesome toothed axe. The people of the outer systems will sleep easier tonight knowing this menace is dead.

The Owlpocalypse strikes again! In the midst of the rainy season, all you need is the Owlpocalypse to stay cozy and dry. It might be the end of days, but at least our final hours will be filled with adorable, friendly owls.


Thanks for checking in! We'll be back next week with the latest developments in the surprise-filled world of Evolving Items. Before you run off to try on your newest evolutions, swing by our Weekly Poll to let us know which items you like best. Have a great weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items

28 Gold Shop Update: Elven Apparel!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Elven Apparel! - [NPC] Ian Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:54 pm

Great news, Barton Boutique shoppers: Rufus and I just negotiated a major distribution deal with some elusive woodland fashion designers! It's quite a coup for our humble shop, as we're now Gaia's premier merchant of fine elven garments. You can go formal with the High Elf set or get a little rugged with the Wood Elf set. For a more subterranean style, the Dark Elf set will give you the look of the Durem underworld.

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We also cut our friends at Barton Jewelers and Prize & Joy in on some of the action, so be sure to stop by those shops for some assorted items. See you soon!

Go Shopping

29 Convention Tour: Wonder Con 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Wonder Con 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:09 pm

Convention Tour: Wonder Con 2011!

The next stop on our 2011 Convention Tour is coming up this weekend at Wonder Con 2011 in San Francisco, CA!

Wonder Con 2011

Where: Moscone Center South, San Francisco, CA

Panel: April 2nd 2011, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ROOM 250/262


Head on over and meet us in ROOM 250/262 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm on April 2nd -- 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 Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 item for your avatar, along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

April Edit

01 Please welcome Meowbook!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Please welcome Meowbook! - lanzer Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:08 pm

Hello Gaians!

I’ve got exciting news for everyone! For an undisclosed amount of cash, stock and meow mix, Gaia interactive had been acquired by Meowbook. You will be pleased to see the immediate changes that had been made by our new talented crew of feline developers, and there are many more still to come!

For more information about the upcoming changes, please refer to this statement from our new CEO, the honorable Chairman Meow.

Quote:

Mew,


Mrooowww. Meeoow. Mow? Mwow. Maaarrwwm. Meoooww. Mang.

Mrow, Meow


Though there may be a period of adjustment caused by some upcoming personnel changes, I know that Gaia will come out stronger than ever.

Sincerely, Lanzer

Welcome

01 EI Report: Vivacenote & Galactic SoldierEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Vivacenote & Galactic Soldier - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:39 pm

Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, ladies and gentlemen! Things are a tiny bit different this week, since Gaia's EI creation process has changed a little bit, but we've still got some excellent EI science to drop on you this week. There are two great Rapid EIs getting updates this week, including one stellar finale:

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Our newest Rapid EI has hit a bit of a snag, as Gaia's recent acquisition by Meowbook has resulted in some staff changes. While Vivacenote's original artist has been replaced by a cat, its evolution continues: this week, not knowing what to do with his lonely life, our weary traveler takes to the streets to sing somber ballads to neighborhood cats. The bond between our hero and his new feline friends grows so strong that he decides to devote his life to caring for them.

Thankfully, the final evolution of the Galactic Soldier was completed before the Meowbook takeover. With explosions all around, our triumphant soldier stands in badass battle armor before a backdrop of pure annihilation. Having defeated the alien hordes, our hero triumphantly waves a flag. Before she departed, the item's artist even left us with this awesome illustration:


Click for larger version

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That's just about all for this week, friends! Before you start enjoying your new stuff, remember to stop by our weekly poll and vote for the item you like best. If you want to snag one of these EIs for yourself, head to the 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!


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One final note: due to Gaia's recent takeover by Meowbook, our artists have been let go to make room for our new all-cat art team. Have no fear: they'll work hard to continue updating your evolving items. They're already getting a hang of it-- check out this exclusive preview of some upcoming EI poses:

04 Crystal Overdrive is ending soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Crystal Overdrive is ending soon! - [NPC] Rina Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:39 pm

Kanoko and I have had a lot of fun writing our epic fanfic, Crystal Overdrive, but it's time to bring it to a close. Tomorrow, Tuesday April 5 it will be leaving the Cash Shop. After all, our story is up to about ten thousand pages, and some parts don't really connect to the rest, so... we're going to write one more huge fight that solves everything, then a love scene and then THE END.

If you want to write one more chapter before it's over, you could win Cash Shop favorites, valuable rarities or some of these great items:

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1. ???, SDPlus Thief 2. ???, Chuchip's Blessing, Antique Shop 3. ???, Angelic Manner 4. ???, Gogh Reed, Blade of the Night Sky, Ancient Katana 5. ??? 6. ??? 7. ???, ??? 8. ???, ???, Gogh Reed, Imaginary Friend Reunion, SDPLus Starbabies Biv 9. ???, Keen Bandit, Masquerade 10. ???, ???, ???, Angelic Manner 11. ??? 12. ??? 13. SDPlus ???


Grab a Crystal Overdrive to get your shot at these fantastic goodies, or pick up a bundle to save some Cash!

Get Your Crystal Overdrive

05 New in the Starz Anime Player: Tokko & Virus!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New in the Starz Anime Player: Tokko & Virus! - admin Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:10 pm

If you haven't checked out the Starz Anime Player yet, now's a good time to take a peek-- we've just added two more great shows for your free, convenient amusement. May we cordially persuade you to experience the thrills of Tokko: Season 1 and Virus: Volumes 1-3? Yes we may!

Watch some Anime!

05 Grab some Gaia Cash for an exclusive bonus item!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Grab some Gaia Cash for an exclusive bonus item! - admin Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:22 pm

If you grab $25 or more in Gaia Cash using a credit card or PayPal, you're in for a nice surprise: we'll treat you to an exclusive bonus item! The new Queue Demonique is a pointy tail for any occasion—it's as stylish as it is devlish!

To grab your bonus item, just use PayPal or a credit card to stock up on Gaia Cash. Thanks for supporting Gaia!

06 New CI: Arcana BreakEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New CI: Arcana Break - [NPC] Ivan Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:25 pm

Cirque du Gothique, that traveling band of no-goodniks, ruffians and freaks, has returned to town with Arcana Break. As if their motley crew weren't degenerate enough, the Ringmaster has hired a new fortune teller, Velvetine. Draw a card from her tarot deck and she'll read your fortune. Among the destinies waiting for you in Arcana Break are valuable rarities, Cash Shop favorites and these exclusives.

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Her deck has twenty-two cards, each with an upright and an inverted reading, giving you forty-four different fortunes. Of course, you could steer clear of this bedevilment and make your own fortune as an upright citizen like myself—but if you like to live on the wild side, at least make the sound investment offered by buying a bundle.

Get Arcana Break

08 Crystal Guitar now in Crystal BoxesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Crystal Guitar now in Crystal Boxes - admin Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:59 pm

Watch out, you rock 'n rollers—The Crystal Box that comes with any $25 Gaia Cash Card now holds a chance to win the new the Crystal Guitar! This killer axe will give you all the perks of the guitarslinger's lifestyle with none of the hearing loss, liver failure or illegitimate offspring clamoring for your estate.

Get a chance at the Crystal Guitar with any $25 Cash Card, available at tons of convenient locations. To find one near you, check out the store locator at our Cash Card page.

Find a Store Near You

08 EI Report: Vivacenote & The Case of PietroEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Vivacenote & The Case of Pietro - [NPC] Evil Timmy Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:13 pm

Welcome to Evil Timmy's Evolving Item Report and Smooth Jazz Countdown! That stone-cold fox Dr. Singh is on vacation this week, so me and my boy Mean Gene the Hair Machine will be on the scene and living the dream. We're here, we're evil, we're a little tipsy on boxed cognac and we're ready to lay down some solid smooth jazz Evolving Item grooves-- wait, where's Gene? He must have got caught in the shower drain again. Anywhom, dig:

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Our latest Rapid EI, Vivacenote, is continuing its journey. This week, the lonely traveler continues to roam the streets singing his somber songs. A woman approaches him and offers him a flower to cheer him up.

Another wild plot twist in the Case of Pietro! The Detective and the Thief are at the Queen's mercy, but before she can off the unlikely duo, the Barista returns in a shocking twist... for revenge! At last, the Detective recovers Pietro's case, but is the Case really solved? Though it may seem like everything is wrapped up, there will surely be more surprises in store...


That's all for today, babies-- before you split, make sure to drop by this weekly EI poll to lay down some knowledge on us. Swing by the Cash Shop to grab some of this hot stuff for yourself or a fine lady of your acquaintance:

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!


And now, what you've all been waiting for: this week's top five smoothest jams from the butter-smooth realm of the smoothest jazz. Let me hit you with it, girl:

5. Pierre XVII - Jazz Candle: This is one candle you'll want to burn at both ends, if you catch my drift. You dig what I'm saying? Verily, you sly kitten, are you picking up what it is that Evil Timmy is laying down? Have you yet apprehended my meaning?

4. The Titi Muscatachiollaire Orchestra - Bass Massage: If you thought a sixteen-man band couldn't possibly create a nine-minute cacophony of sexy slap bass jazz-funk fusion and still manage to be smooth as a pretty lady's tear-filled eyeball, you were the wrongest cat in the jazzosphere.

3. Royce Breeze - Dolphin Serenity Suite: I haven't heard a vibraphone jam this serene in months. Only my man Royce Breeze has the smoothness to calm down a hot-blooded love champion like me after an all-night bass massage.

2. Raoul Champagne - Lavender Oils on Ya Butt: Please, male viewers, I want you to hit mute on that remote for the duration of this jam, because this one is strictly for the ladies. Girl, I don't think you need me to explain this one, and I can't anyway because I'm only an evil child, girl, and I am unacquainted with the ways of sensuality. But I know what you like, and it is this song. Yeah, girl.

1. Buddy Helch - Samba de Sensualidad: Could newcomer Buddy Helch be the rightful heir to the smooth jazz throne left vacant by the passing of the late Cassius LaFontine, undisputed master of the slow smooth sax jam? Only time will tell, babies. But let's put our high expectations aside and let Buddy's reedy meanderings soothe our aching earholes.

12 New Rapid EI: Mineiro ScrollEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Rapid EI: Mineiro Scroll - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:20 pm

Oh, there you are! Normally I'd wait until Friday and announce this with the rest of the Evolving Item Report, but this one is different. I just received word from one of my EI Researchers that a strange, hooded feature just left a mysterious scroll addressed to you, then vanished into the night-- it seems to be a new Rapid EI, but we'll leave it up to you to investigate.

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The Mineiro Scroll may lead to great rewards or unknown perils-- if you're feeling intrepid enough to find out which, head over to the Gaia Cash Shop and pick it up. Best of luck!

Visit the Cash Shop

13 March MiniWings WinnersEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement March MiniWings Winners - admin Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:01 pm

Since September we've been holding monthly raffles for Red Devil MiniWings and we've finally reached the last one! Many thanks to our computation-machines for doing their number-touching magic and to Rufus for supplying some extra prizes along the way. Two Gaians have won MiniWings and the final batch of runners-up will get an April 2004 MC.


Log-in Winner of MiniWings:

SoLastSummer -amanda-

Log-in Runners-up :

Raven Black Rain
VinterFox
xDandy Dinox
yuiopoiuy
Its Me Mr Pregnant

The Gaia Cash MiniWing winner wished to remain anonymous.

Gaia Cash Runners-up:

LadyNightXShade
AirAce
Vaan222
Apurikotto Kurosaki
GinCassius


Congratulations to everyone and thanks for playing!

14 Gaming with Gaians: watch us shoot each other & win prizes!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaming with Gaians: watch us shoot each other & win prizes! - admin Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:06 pm

As you probably know, Gaia Online is staffed with unrepentant ex-cons, bloodthirsty psychopaths and the occasional rowdy football hooligan. We usually let off steam by banning hackers and creating adorable virtual kittens for your avatar, but once in a while it all boils over into a massacre.

This time, we're bringing the bloodshed directly to you! Some members of the Gaia staff will be heading out the Euphnet Internet & Gaming Center and spending some quality time shooting each other in the faces in such games as Counterstrike, COD: Black Ops and Battlefield 2. We'll be webcasting the event live, and letting our beloved Gaians guide the action: telling us who to ambush, who to hunt down and who to blow up.

As if our gruesome virtual deaths weren't enticement enough, we'll also be throwing in millions in prizes!

To check it out and get all the details, head over to this thread:

Watch the Action!

15 April's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement April's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:42 pm

Yaaaay! Finally time to tear open my MC envelopes... what could they be?

April's Monthly Collectibles bring the fresh floral fragrance of spring and the dusty gunpowder scent of the frontier:

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The Spring Rose unfurls its petals as winter recedes and new life blooms. This prim ensemble includes a skirt, blouse, bonnet, parasol and fascinator.

The Gunslinger prowls the Old West with a shadowy cowboy getup, including a black hat, spurs, chaps, a duster and a deadly six-shooter.

These items are available this month only, so get them while they last!

Get Your Monthly Collectibles!

15 EI Report: Vivacenote, Mineiro Scroll & TimmyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Vivacenote, Mineiro Scroll & Timmy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:04 pm

Welcome to the EI Report, friends! With April's MCs hitting this morning, it's already a fabulous day for items, but we're piling on the stupendousness with three evolutions from some excellent Evolving Items. Let's take a look:

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Today marks the first evolution of our newest Rapid EI, the Mineiro Scroll! Curious about the scroll's cryptic message, you decide to search for the location mentioned in it, which seems to be somewhere deep underground. But first, you prepare for the journey by gathering supplies and equipment, including a pack to carry all your gear.

A romantic development for Vivacenote: the flower girl requests a duet with our travelling hero, and a magical spark grows between them as they perform together. Has the wanderer found his true purpose in life?

The horrifying saga of TImmy's distress continues with another dark chapter in his life. After Timmy's encounter with pure evil, he was left babbling and disoriented. That's when I called in the prominent psychoanalyst, Dr. Schadenkind, who helped us get to the bottom of Timmy's madness with a distinguished beard and a reputable fake accent.


That's all for this week, ladies and gentlemen! You can grab all these great EIs in the Gaia Cash Shop. Before you head out, make sure to vote in our weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like the best. Bye!

Get Your Evolving Items


P.S. - By the way, Evil Timmy keeps leaving me voicemails insisting I read you the Smooth Jazz Countdown, because he says that's what everyone really cares about. I respectfully disagree with him, but just to get him off my back I'll inform you that the #1 spot this week is held by Royce Breeze, with his hit track "Woodwind Wilderness."

18 Easter 2011: Choose Your Side!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Easter 2011: Choose Your Side! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:11 pm

This just in: while Easter on Gaia is traditionally a time of togetherness and egg-collection, 2011's festivities have been overshadowed by conflict! Diedrich, the eccentric talking Grunny who captured Gaia's heart last year, announced his plans to host the Easter egg hunt this year-- but malevolent mascot The Easter Bunny has returned from seclusion, and he's insisting that the egg hunt is his domain!

This mascot battle has led to a major dilemma: should Gaians participate in the Easter Bunny's egg hunt for the sake of tradition, or risk explosive reprisals by following Diedrich? The choice is yours-- but choose wisely, because you can't change your mind later!

Choose Diedrich Choose Easter Bunny


As usual, you can also visit our Easter Event forum for some fun and festivity:

Visit the Forum


A note from the Gaia team - During the egg hunt, we know it's the legendary pinnacle of Internet hilarity to put fake eggs in your posts so people click on them and get frustrated. However, we're petty, fun-hating tyrants and we'll ban the pants off of repeat offenders. Thanks!

19 Convention Tour: SakuraCon 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: SakuraCon 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:57 pm

SakuraCon 2011: Seattle, Washington

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

Variety Hour: April 22nd 2011, 5:00pm – 6:00pm Room 6C

Panel: April 23rd 2011, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Room 611-612

Feedback Social: April 24th 2011, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 6C


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by 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 – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

22 Easter 2011: The Battle Rages On!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Easter 2011: The Battle Rages On! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:28 pm

The battle for Easter supremacy rages on! Gaians have collected thousands of eggs for the gregarious, fact-hemorrhaging Diedrich and that beloved cybernetic madman, the Easter Bunny-- our survey indicates that Diedrich is in the lead, with 49,112 eggs collected. The Easter Bunny is close behind, with 46,792.

If you still haven't chosen a side, now's the time-- both parties are offering their own event items to the dedicated hunters who find all of their hidden eggs. Plus, the team that collects the most eggs will get an exclusive victory item!

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Choose Diedrich Choose the Easter Bunny

22 EI Report: Vivacenote, Mineiro Scroll & ZodiacalEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Vivacenote, Mineiro Scroll & Zodiacal - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:05 pm

Friday's here again, EI fans! Time to take a look at all the exciting developments in the field of Evolving Item science. We've got some great new stuff to report, including an extraordinary Rapid EI finale! Let's check it out:

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Zodiacal celebrates the sign of Taurus this month. Taurus is calm and patient, but if you manage to anger her, watch out for her temper! The term "bull-headed" is quite appropriate, as the Taurus can be extremely determined and stubborn.

The mysterious Mineiro Scroll will be leading you on a long and perilous journey, so you'd better prepare. This week, you pick up a few vital items: a shoulder guard and utility belt to protect you from danger, plus some comfortable boots for the long trek ahead.

Vivacenote has reached its finale this week! The spectators watch in awe as the wandering traveler plays his song and the dancer moves gracefully to the notes. Our hero asks the dancer to join him as he tours the world, but she politely refuses-- as she vanishes into the crowd, the asks the traveler to remember her always and sing a happier tune.


That's all for this week! Before you go, remember to stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best. If you want to check out these EIs or pick one up for yourself or a friend, just stop by the Cash Shop. Bye, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

22 Cash Shop Update: Deja Mood!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Deja Mood! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:53 pm

The moods of Gaians can be unpredictable things. As stoic celestial beings, our mood swings tend to be quite serene and gradual, but we're fascinated by the ever-changing emotional state of humanity. To celebrate, we've introduced a brand new Cash Shop item:

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The Deja Mood will grant you one random mood bubble out of a pool of dozens. All major human emotions are represented: hunger for sushi, love, nerdiness, poo, devilish intent, catness, sleep-drooling and many more. If you're lucky, you might get one of four new expressions: Hero Manner and Princess Manner, Rival Style or Monster Style. You never know which mood you'll wind up with—a perfect reflection of your random and arbitrary real-life emotions!


You can pick up the Deja Mood now in the Gaia Cash Shop!

Visit the Cash Shop

26 Convention Tour: Kawaii Kon 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Kawaii Kon 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:59 pm

Kawaii Kon 2011: Honolulu, Hawaii

Where: Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Variety Hour: April 29th 2011, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Room 311

Panel: April 30th 2011, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Room 311

Feedback Social: May 1st 2011, 11:00am – 1:00pm Room 311


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by 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 – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

27 Phin Phang is back in business!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Phin Phang is back in business! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:55 pm

Hey, guys! Barrett and I have some great news: Phin Phang is back in business, with some big changes! Creating your Gaia Aquarium will be easier than ever: now you can get a huge selection of fish for Gaia Gold, or buy them on the Marketplace. We're also reintroducing some Phin Phang favorites for Gaia Cash, and tweaking the balance of Booty Grab for better economic effect—more on that in a minute.

The Irrawaddy Dolphin has returned from sabbatical, and due to contact with a radioactive treasure chest has suddenly acquired gold-giving superpowers: the Irrawaddy Dolphin now glows all the time and drops as much gold as his cousin. (He lives only 4 weeks now, but any Irrawaddy Dolphins that are in a tank will still live out their current lifespans).

New fish, you say? How about the unassuming Box Fish, long known as the most rectangular of fish, or the Lt. Grunny Sub, ready to fire missiles at algae and decay.

Old fish more your speed? We know the monster strike packs are popular, so they are back in the store at a special sale price!

The stock of Phin Phang is subject to frequent revisions, and these prices may change at any time, so take advantage while you can—today's bargain may be tomorrow's memory.

More news!

We've also fixed up the buggy drops for Cathulu and Zoey, meaning you can score some cool prizes if you're lucky—check them out below.

If your neglected tank is in need of some new tenants, head over to Phin Phang! There are dozens of fish available for Gaia Gold, plus some returning classics available for Gaia Cash.


Visit Phin Phang


And now, here are some further details for the hardcore Booty Grab enthusiasts: over the next few weeks, we'll be gradually ramping down the payouts for Booty Grab players to bring them more into line with the payouts for tank owners. This will mean it's just as profitable to be a tank owner as a Booty Grab player, and as an added bonus, the tags should lag substantially less.

If you're thinking, "tank owners have it easy now," then we encourage you to start one of your own—now that fish are available for Gaia Gold in the marketplace, it's more affordable than ever to run a tank.

For any feedback or questions about these changes, please go to our site feedback thread.

27 Gold Shop Update: Pop Fashions!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Pop Fashions! - [NPC] Sasha Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:18 pm

Hey! I just got a totally sweet new shipment of stuff at Gambino Outfitters! This season's collection is inspired by crazy pop fashions, and it features tons of loud colors and streetwear styles. For the ladies, we've got some baggy tops, tiger-striped leggings and an oversized bow. The dudes will get a hooded jacket, an asymmetrical sweater and some really fresh high tops.

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Come check it out! I'd be super bummed if you didn't, OK? So, like, do it now!

Go Shopping!

27 Easter 2011: The Hunt is Over!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Easter 2011: The Hunt is Over! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:57 pm

Gaia's Easter event has concluded, and we have our winner! Although slightly more people chose to be on Diedrich's team, the gregarious Grunny's followers just didn't have the gumption to achieve victory-- the Easter Bunny's team collected 4,213,443 eggs, while Diedrich's team only found 3,915,944.

The Easter Bunny's followers will be rewarded with a free victory item. However, Diedrich's team fought valiantly, so his followers will get a little consolation prize, too.

For the last word in this year's Easter rumble, check out this mini-comic:

Read the Mini-Comic

29 EI Report: Mineiro Scroll & Little LucieEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Mineiro Scroll & Little Lucie - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:18 pm

It's that time again, friends! Welcome to your Friday Evolving Item Report, where I'll bring you all the latest news on your favorite items. This week, we've got an extraordinary new Rapid EI, plus an evolution from a recent addition to the lineup. Let's have a look:

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New Rapid EI! Little Lucie is a beautiful porcelain doll, but there's something unsettling about her eyes. To start, the odd little doll gives you a duplicate of her antique cameo locket.

This week, the real journey begins in Mineiro Scroll. Armed with a weapon, you set off to explore the abandoned mine that you believe is your destination. However, signs of life in the tunnels suggest that something was-- or still is-- inside...


You can grab these great EIs and plenty of other cool items over in the Gaia Cash Shop! And, if you've got a free moment, please stop by the weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like the best. See you next time!

Get Your Evolving Items

May Edit

05 The zOMG! Easter Event is Here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The zOMG! Easter Event is Here! - admin Thu May 05, 2011 4:30 pm

Great news, everyone: zOMG!'s 2012 Easter Event is super early! Yeah, that's our story, and we're sticking to it.

There's a bunch of fun stuff to do, including new badges, an egg hunt across the game's combat zones and some new recipes that let you craft some exclusive event items. Once in a while, the eggs will even hatch a little peeping buddy that will follow you around for a little while.

To join the extremely early Easter fun, head to zOMG! and start hunting eggs. It only lasts through May 18th, so get in while you can.

Play zOMG!

05 New Facebook Like Button!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Facebook Like Button! - admin Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:55 pm

Our quest to dominate the universe is still in full swing! You'll notice a new Facebook "Like" button on the right side of the header, near the Daily Chance cart. On this leg of our quest for internet supremacy, we're trying to hit 750,000 likes on Facebook. When we get there, everyone who's liked us on Facebook will get an exclusive free item!

750,000 sounds like a huge number, but keep in mind that our ultimate goal should be crush Justin Bieber, and he's currently got over 26,000,000 likes. This might take a while, but it'll be worth it.

Click it to show your Gaia support-- or, if you're just in it for the loot, for a free Red Devil MiniWings raffle ticket. We're holding a special raffle just for those who like us on Facebook, so your odds will skyrocket!

Visit the Gaia Fan Page!

05 Cash Shop Update: the zOMG! Summon Surprise EggEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: the zOMG! Summon Surprise Egg - [NPC] Nicolae Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:58 pm

Psst. Just thought I'd cut you in on a sweet deal-- I came across this shipment of weird eggs when I was, uh, y'know, checking stuff out at a warehouse. After hours. Look, they fell off a truck, OK? Anyway, there's something pretty special about these eggs...

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When you pop open the Summon Surprise Egg, you'll wind up with one of six new chicky summons, which will follow you around the zOMG! world being all fluffy and adorable. If you're super lucky, though, you might get a rare recipe to craft the Bunny Brigade!


You can grab the Summon Surprise Egg for a limited time in the Gaia Cash Shop.

Visit the Cash Shop

06 Exclusive Gaia Offers Bonus Item: Devilish Sleeves!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Exclusive Gaia Offers Bonus Item: Devilish Sleeves! - admin Mon May 02, 2011 4:22 pm

Gaia Offers are a great way to score a little Gaia Cash for simple things like taking surveys, or doing stuff you might want to do anyway, like signing up for Netflix or ordering flowers for your dear, sweet mom.

Today, we're spicing things up with a brand new bonus item, exclusively for Gaians who complete offers worth 100 Gaia Cash or more: the Devilish Sleeves!

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There's a limit of one per customer, so don't get carried away! To check out our offers, please direct your gaze to the attractively-rendered yellow button beneath these words, take careful aim, and swiftly click the heck out of it:

Check Out Some Offers!


To share tips and tricks with fellow offer-lovers, visit our Sponsored Offers forum.

06 EI Report: Mineiro Scroll & Little LucieEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Mineiro Scroll & Little Lucie - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 06, 2011 2:16 pm

Hi there, ladies and gentlemen! Hope everyone's ready for a beautiful weekend. Before you head out into the sun, let's take a look at this week in cutting-edge scientific happenings. We've got updates to two excellent Rapid EIs, including a finale! Observe:

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It's the grand finale of the Mineiro Scroll! After barely making it through the ancient traps set deep within the mine, you finally make it to the treasure room, where old columns from days past are draped with gold and jewels. You make off with as much loot as you can carry and grab some shiny new gear, then set off for your next adventure.

This week, we have a pretty tea party with Little Lucie. Tuesday's evolution gave us a pair of dainty gloves and a tea party set, complete with snack tray and a suspiciously red blend of tea... Friday's update presents us with a lacy silk pinafore and bloomers designed for worry-free prancing.


I'm sure you're itching to head over to the Cash Shop and grab an EI or two-- they make excellent Mother's Day presents (for yourself)! Also, feel free to stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best this week. Ciao, EI fans!

Get Your Evolving Items

06 Get Gaia Cash all around the world!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get Gaia Cash all around the world! - admin Mon May 02, 2011 5:43 pm

Good news for all the overseas Gaians out there! We've reached another milestone in our ongoing quest to dominate the globe: we've partnered with Boku, a new mobile payment provider, to make it possible to get Gaia Cash almost anywhere in the world. In fact, mobile payments are now supported in almost twice as many countries as before.

Here's the full list of newly-supported countries: Bahrain, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.

To find out more about grabbing Gaia Cash with your mobile phone, visit our Gaia Cash page:

Get Some Cash!

07 Arcana Break is leaving soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Arcana Break is leaving soon! - [NPC] Ivan Thu May 05, 2011 6:12 pm

It's my sad duty to inform you that Cirque du Gothique will be rolling out of town on May 10, meaning your chance to grab the Arcana Break is fast expiring! While I won't miss all the rabblerousing troublemakers the carnival brings, it will be a shame to see all the incredible items go:

To get your fortune read by the mysterious Velvetine, pick up Arcana Break while you still can—whether your tidings are grand or grim, you'll walk away with an excellent reward. Don't miss out!

Experience Arcana Break!

10 Phin Phang: Gwee, Momo, Dolphin & Watermeat are back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Phin Phang: Gwee, Momo, Dolphin & Watermeat are back! - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Mon May 09, 2011 5:09 pm

Hey, guys! Now that Phin Phang is back in business, Barrett and I are adding more of our fishy friends back to the shelves. This week, we've got some old favorites making a long-awaited return:

Head to Phin Phang now to pick up Gwee, Momo, Dolphin and Watermeat!


Visit Phin Phang


(If you're more interested in the entry-level fish, we have also lowered prices on all of the mini-monsters available for gold—head over to Phin Phang to check out the new prices!)

10 New Stuff in the Gaia iPhone App!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Stuff in the Gaia iPhone App! - admin Mon May 09, 2011 2:46 pm

We've made some big improvements to our already-boss Gaia iOS app! We've added support for the Marketplace, so you can search, bid and buy from your phone-- ALWAYS BE CLOSING! We've also revamped the notifications with a better interface and some new features, letting you update your status and respond to requests on the go. We've also fixed the login bug that gave a few people some trouble.

If you haven't picked it up already, you can grab the Gaia app for your iPhone or iPod Touch by visiting this page:

Get The App!

11 New CI: Test Your Might with Eternal Rivals!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New CI: Test Your Might with Eternal Rivals! - [NPC] Ivan Mon May 09, 2011 3:30 pm

I suppose you must have heard that a massive, no-holds-barred fighting tournament is coming to Gaia. The Eternal Rivals championship has one slot left for a brave soul to step up against 13 legendary warriors—I was thinking of entering, but I'm more of a lover than a fighter, and more of a cat person than a lover.

Still, I thought I'd pass the info along, in case you wanted to sign up. There are great rewards to be had—winning the tournament will surely bring a great prize, but even if you get KO'd in the first bout, your bravery will be handsomely rewarded with a selection of Cash Shop favorites, rare items and never-before-seen exclusives.

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To buy your ticket to eternal pugilistic glory, visit the Eternal Rivals homepage. The tournament awaits the crushing power of your fists!

Test Your Might

13 EI Report: Timmy & Little LucieEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Timmy & Little Lucie - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 13, 2011 4:27 pm

It's EI time once again, friends! I'm your spectacularly qualified host, Dr. Singh, back once more with all the latest scientific information on your favorite items. We've got two of 'em making some changes this week, including a visit from my old sidekick, Timmy, who was transformed into an Evolving Item by divine intervention. Let's have a look, shall we?

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Little Lucie's girlish owner came of age this week with a charming birthday party, complete with a cute party frock and lots of expensive gifts. Lucie didn't seem too happy with the new kittens, though... Today, the little girl evolves into a coquettish young lady and trades in her dollies for powdered pink curls and a cameo blush compact.

The brutal ordeal of Timmy continues through his dark flirtation with the psychedelic hair powers of Gro-Gain: this week, we see the grim, beardy consequences it wrought upon his friend, Labtech Gene, who grew a thicket of facial hair so intense that it threatened to consume him.


That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by our weekly poll to let us know which items you like best. If you'd like to grab one of these items for yourself, you can visit the Gaia Cash shop. See you next week, everyone!

Get Your Evolving Items

15 May's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement May's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Fri May 13, 2011 2:29 pm

Ohboyohboyohboy! Time to rip open the MCs! Argh... hands trembling... can't open...

May's Monthly Collectibles bring us a fearsome guardian spirit and a dazzling elemental garment...

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1. Hidden Ace's Jack of Diamonds, Legendary Mage; 2. Case of Pietro, Valhalla's Eternal Armor; 3. Kuro's Induction, Yemaya's Pearl, SDPlus #252 Jack Frost, Masquerade, Memphis' Wing Bra, Heavenly Unmentionables, Angelic Lace; 4. Chuchip's Blessing, Yemaya's Pearl, SDPlus #176 Thief


The Water Sash gives you a length of enchanted cloth that flows around you in a variety of graceful poses.

The Imperial Guardian brings you the vestments of an ancient lion spirit, including a swirling mane of clouds, bracers, an armored breastplate and more.

These items are available this month only, so get them while they last!

Get Your Monthly Collectibles!

17 Cash Shop Update: Rapid EI Bundle #2!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Rapid EI Bundle #2! - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue May 17, 2011 5:15 pm

Hi there, EI fans! I know you weren't expecting to see my lovely face again until Friday, but I had to stop in to share some big news: my research team has put together a value-packed bundle of some of our favorite Rapid EIs!

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Inside Rapid EI Bundle #2, you'll find Deinocti's Oath, Dream Town, Pistolera. Plus, you'll get Lumiere Noire Reborn, a newly recolored variant of the Lumiere Noire-- it's exclusive to this bundle, so this is your only chance to grab it!


You can find this fantastic package in the Gaia Cash Shop. Stop by and check it out!

Visit the Cash Shop

17 Convention Tour: Anime Central 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Anime Central 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue May 17, 2011 6:21 pm

Anime Central 2011: Chicago, Illinois

Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois

Variety Hour: May 20th 2011, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Hyatt DFW Room

Panel: May 21st 2011, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Hyatt Rosemont Ballroom B

Feedback Social: May 22nd 2011, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Hyatt DFW Room


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by 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 – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

20 EI Report: Zodiacal, Little Lucie and The WatchmakerEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Zodiacal, Little Lucie and The Watchmaker - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri May 20, 2011 2:37 pm

Prepare yourself for the arrival of another big dose of science! This week we've got some amazing new evolutions in Zodiacal, Little Lucie and The Watchmaker that will delight those who would pry into the hallowed secrets of Nature.

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1. Zodiacal, Vivacenote, Summer Groom, Fall Groom; 2. Zodiacal, The Ringmaster; 3. Watchmaker, SDPlus Ebenezer; 4. Watchmaker, Techno-Mage; 5. Pale Marionette; 6. Checkmate Void, Lumiere Noire


The stars rotate in Zodiacal into the house of Gemini. These twins are complex and contradictory by nature. Their duality, however, spawns versatility, making Gemini very adaptable and lively-- but they can also bore quickly. They have a keen intelligence and wit, making them confident and sometimes irresistibly charming.

New! Late at night in a messy basement workshop, a young but very talented engineer known as The Watchmaker sits down to create a magnificent watch. Dressed in the garb of his profession, he grabs his tools and begins...

Little Lucie's owner has been afflicted by a host of mysterious injuries and an empty, listless gaze has replaced her usually sunny disposition. But this is no ordinary teenage malaise! Lucie has finally found a way for she and her beloved owner to be together... forever... Little Lucie's finale transforms you with the lacy garments, long silken hair, and lifeless limbs of a doll.

That's all for now, science fans! Assuming The Raptor doesn't get us, we'll be back next week with more fantastic transformations in the world of Evolving Items. Swing by the Cash Shop to feast your senses on a veritable cornucopia of items, and our weekly poll to let us know which evolutions you liked best. Have a great weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items

23 New game on Gaia: Monster GalaxyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New game on Gaia: Monster Galaxy - [NPC] Nova Tue May 10, 2011 1:56 pm

Hey Gaians! Welcome to the exciting world of Monster Galaxy, where you can capture and train awesome monsters to fight for you.

Until now, Monster Galaxy has only been playable on Facebook. Well, you still kind of play it on Facebook-- you'll need Facebook Connect, for reasons explained in the FAQ-- but now you can launch the game from Gaia and earn Gold while satisfying your urge to see fantastic creatures whack each other.

So if an RPG where you collect monsters, train them into badasses, meet weird folks and earn Gold sounds fun, you just might like Monster Galaxy. And if you want some advice on getting started, check out the Monster Galaxy forums-- there are lots of tamers willing to help.

Play Monster Galaxy

24 Gold Shop Update: New Workwear!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: New Workwear! - [NPC] Liam Tue May 24, 2011 2:51 pm

Big news, dudes! I just got a big shipment of new job gear in the Jock Strap, and you know I wouldn't put it on my shelves unless it was high-quality and mad awesome.

All you bros better hit up my shop before your next bird-doggin' expedition, cause we all know the ladies love a man in uniform, and I'm pretty sure that applies to postal workers and chefs. And, hey ladies, dudes love women in construction worker outfits, which I know because I have this super hot power drill company calendar in my workshop with exactly that kind of thing on it. Everyone wins in the sexy department.

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Yeah! So what's up now, ladies? You gonna hit up my shop, buy some hot workwear and maybe peep the gun show? Dudes can peep the guns too, in an inspirational context. Or if you're just a dude who likes to dig muscles, that's cool too, cause these pythons ain't shy.

Visit the Jock Strap


Oh wait! I forgot to tell you to check out Buttercup Cafe, too-- Rina's got some mixing bowls for all you chefs. Chefs? Does that sound right? Is the plural "chefs" or "cheves"? I'm not a big, y'know, talking guy.

24 Cash Shop Update: Meet Monster Galaxy's Huey!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Meet Monster Galaxy's Huey! - [NPC] Nova Tue May 24, 2011 4:41 pm

Hey there, tamer! To celebrate Monster Galaxy coming to the Gaia world, we've got a fuzzy little friend for your avatar. If you’ve dipped a toe into Monster Galaxy yet, I'm sure you've met little Huey-- this squirrely fellow is one of the first Mogas most tamers encounter.

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Hueys are known for their bright blue fur, their adorable rambunctiousness and their notorious love of vigorously biting the ankles of all foes in their path. Now, Huey can accompany you on your Gaian adventures, too. Also includes a stylish Starseed bandolier to hold your Moga-taming essentials!


To adopt a Huey for your avatar, just head to the Gaia Cash Shop. As for me, I've gotta run-- the work of a tamer is never complete. See you in Monster Galaxy!

Visit the Cash Shop


One more thing before I go: we've also got a special free treat for all the dedicated tamers out there. See that little hand-held Starseed in the image above? You can grab one, totally free, just by clicking this link. Enjoy!

24 Convention Tour: Fanime 2011 (webcasted live too!)Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Fanime 2011 (webcasted live too!) - DJ Helsing Mon May 23, 2011 9:16 pm

Fanime 2011: San Jose, California

Where: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California (or your nearest computer screen for the webcast)

Variety Hour: May 27th 2011, 5:00pm – 6:00pm PDT, Marriott Salons IV, V & VI

Panel: May 28th 2011, 5:00pm – 7:00pm PDT, Marriott Salons IV, V & VI (the Panel is what will be webcasted LIVE so tune in then here.

Feedback Social: May 29th 2011, 5:00pm – 7:00pm PDT, Marriott Salons IV, V & VI


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. If you can't be there in person, the next best thing is to watch it live, via the LIVE webcast feed here on Saturday. There will be exclusive contest prizes to those who tune in. Also, be sure to stop by 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 – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

26 EI Report: The WatchmakerEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: The Watchmaker - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu May 26, 2011 6:04 pm

Welcome, science fans! Since many of our hard-working EI creators are otherwise engaged at the moment, we've got a rather brief report this week-- brief, but awesome nonetheless! Our newest Rapid EI is getting an excellent update this week. Let's take a gander:

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Bleary-eyed from working through the night, The Watchmaker is finally finished with his latest creation. A delicate, golden pocketwatch: truly is his greatest work! Just as he's about to head out for some much-needed rest, he hears a loud clicking-- it's the familiar sound of gears turning, and it's coming from the watch! This is most unusual as he has yet to activate the mechanism. The room starts to shimmer...


You can grab this intriguing new EI, and many other excellent items, over at the Gaia Cash Shop. Also, remember to stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best. See you next week, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

27 Cash Shop Update: Anthem of HopeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Anthem of Hope - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri May 27, 2011 4:54 pm

Hello, Gaians. Rigel and I have an exciting announcement: we've got a brand new item on the Cash Shop shelves. Not only will it help you look great, it'll also help out a worthy real-life nonprofit. Everybody wins!

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The Anthem of Hope brings you a melodious suite of colorful, musical items, including a vibrantly stylized guitar, a jacket and a music book. Rock out for a good cause!


10% of the proceeds from Anthem of Hope will be donated to To Write Love on Her Arms, a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. To learn more about TWLOHA and their mission, visit their official website. Big thanks to the Gaia community for suggesting this organization-- we know it's an important issue for a lot of you, and we're happy to shine a light on the cause.

Please note: though we're delighted to help raise funds and awareness for TWLOHA, we're obligated to make it clear that this is not an official TWLOHA-organized fundraiser.

You can grab the Anthem of Hope for a limited time in the Gaia Cash Shop. See you there!

Visit the Cash Shop

28 Watch the LIVE Fanime Gaia Panel Webcast NOW!!!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Watch the LIVE Fanime Gaia Panel Webcast NOW!!! - DJ Helsing Sat May 28, 2011 8:16 pm

Watch the Fanime Gaia Online Panel LIVE NOW!!!!, via the LIVE webcast feed HERE. There will be exclusive contest prizes to those who tune in so pull up a seat and check out exclusive sneak peeks at new and upcoming features as well as have the opportunity to potentially have Gaia Staff answer your questions live on the air!

Tune in NOW!!! .

31 New account security optionsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New account security options - admin Fri May 27, 2011 5:11 pm

Good news: we’re adding some new account security measures to make it much tougher for ne’er-do-wells to bust into your account and rough up the joint.

First, changing the email address linked to your account will now send a message to the old address notifying it of the change. This will give you a heads-up in case someone is trying to hijack your account. This change has automatically gone into effect for all accounts.

Secondly, we’re providing an optional security measure for those of you who want to lock down your account even further. In your Account Settings panel, you’ll now see a checkbox for “IP Verification.” If you check this, we’ll send you an email with a) a link to turn the feature on, and b) an emergency link to turn it off. Neither link requires you to be logged into your account. Even if you’ve clicked the Account Settings checkbox, the feature will not be activated until you click the first link in your confirmation email.

Once you’ve turned on IP Verification, you’ll be sent a verification email whenever you try to log in from a new location. Until you click a link in the verification email, you won’t be able to log in from that new location. This means that some jerk across the country can’t get into your account without your say-so.

Warning: this feature is not ideal for everyone; if you change locations frequently, this feature may prove to be more annoying than helpful. However, if you generally log into Gaia from one place, it will make your account much, much more secure. We’ve made this option mandatory for staff accounts for quite some time, and it’s worked wonders for us.

With individual love to each and every one of you, The Gaia Team

31 Eternal Rivals: The Tournament Ends Soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Eternal Rivals: The Tournament Ends Soon! - [NPC] Ivan Tue May 31, 2011 5:53 pm

The Eternal Rivals tournament is almost complete! If you'd still like to jump in and wow the crowd as a last-minute contender, you've got a few days left to enter the championship—after June 6, you'll be out of luck!

Remember, the stakes are high: each ticket at glory will bring you an amazing reward, like a Cash Shop favorite, a rare item or one of these glittering prizes:


Buy your ticket quick—you have until next Monday to shake off your cowardice and face the furious fists of some worthy foes!

Enter the Tournament

31 Cash Shop Update: Afternoon TeaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Afternoon Tea - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue May 31, 2011 5:38 pm

Our sweet tooth has been acting up lately, so Rigel and I have decided to prepare a lovely surprise: a new batch of teatime items, all as stylish as they are appetizing. We've cooked up four fabulous new confections, plus an exclusive bonus for those that spring for a bundle:

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The Pistachio Macaron is a strawberry and buttercream treat with some delightful accessories, including a corset dress, a ruffled hat and a single pink stocking.

High Tea brings a bit of formal decorum to the proceedings with a stylish coat and pants, plus a whimsical teacup hat.

Cherry Chocolate Clafouti brings together black cherries and dark chocolate for a delicious evening. Includes a wig, a gown, shoes and gloves.

Strawberry Charlotte is a super-sweet sponge cake outfit, including a ribbon wig, a cute dress, a ruffled armband and a pair of high heels.

You'll get all of the above in the Afternoon Tea Bundle, plus a special surprise: Henri the Poodle, a puffy pink friend available exclusively in this set!


So, is your appetite going crazy yet? If so, visit us at the Gaia Cash Shop and grab one of these delicacies-- they'll only be available for a limited time, so don't dawdle!

Visit the Cash Shop

June Edit

01 Ultimate Game Card: Get an Exclusive Item!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Ultimate Game Card: Get an Exclusive Item! - admin Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:03 pm

If you pick up any amount of Gaia Cash using your Ultimate Game Card, we'll throw in a new, exclusive bonus item: the Ultimatum Blade! This sweet item is only available for a limited time, so you'd better act quickly.

The Ultimate Game Card is available in more than 70,000 store locations worldwide, so it should be pretty easy to find one. You can also use it in more than a thousand different games-- but why bother? Gaia's better than all those others, right? Right?

Get Your Ultimate Game Card


Once you've got a card, you can use it to purchase Gaia Cash by visiting our Get Gaia Cash page, selecting the amount of Cash you want to buy, and clicking "more options" under the payment methods bit. Then, just follow the instructions in the window that pops up.

02 Cash Shop Cleanup: Great Items Leaving Soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Cleanup: Great Items Leaving Soon! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:35 pm

Rigel and I are always planning ahead for our next batch of items, and that means clearing up shelf space to make room for new things! We're about to discontinue a number of wonderful Cash Shop specials and Evolving Items, but we wouldn't dream of doing it without giving you a heads-up first. The following items will leave the Cash Shop on Monday, June 6:

  • Pierrot Piccolo
  • Donna del Carnevale
  • Bel Gondoliere
  • Carnevale Bundle
  • Antique Shop
  • Galactic Soldier
  • Vivacenote
  • Deja Mood
  • Summon Surprise Egg
  • Mineiro Scroll
  • Rapid EI Bundle #2
  • Little Lucie


If you'd like to pick up one of these items while you still can, just visit the Cash Shop. We're always glad to see you!

03 EI Report: The WatchmakerEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: The Watchmaker - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:38 pm

Welcome back, Evolving Item lovers! Before you get out there for all your weekend caterwauling and carousing, let's have a look at the latest EI science. We've got one update today from our latest Rapid EI this week. Let's check it out:

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1. The Watchmaker, Hero Manner; 2. The Watchmaker, Truck Stop


We return once more to the workshop of The Watchmaker. Following the bizarre ticking coming from inside the watch, a pair of dark wings sprouts, seemingly from nowhere. The watch flies out of the Watchmaker's hands, vibrating and fluttering around madly as time breaks apart and he catches glimpses of the past, present and future.


Pretty exciting stuff! If you're dying to hop aboard this thrill ride, you can pick up this EI right now in the Gaia Cash Shop. Meanwhile, don't forget to swing by our weekly EI poll and vote for your favorite item. See you next time!

Get Your Evolving Items

07 Convention Tour: AKon 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: AKon 2011! - DJ Helsing Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:35 pm

AKon 2011: Dallas, Texas

Where: Sheraton Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Variety Hour: June 11th 2011, 9:15pm – 10:15pm San Antonio A

Panel: June 10th 2011, 7:00pm – 9:00pm San Antonio Room

Feedback Social: June 12th 2011, 12:45pm – 2:45pm Houston B


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by 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 – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

08 New CI: Help Ivan become the Screen King!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New CI: Help Ivan become the Screen King! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:08 pm

I've been working too hard lately. I think it's about time for me and my kitty, Bibbles, to hit the town and have a little fun—I'm thinking we might head over to the theater and catch a midnight movie!

You want to come along? Bibbles and I would love the company, but I must warn you: much as I love midnight movies, I do tend to doze off almost immediately and fall into a strange dream-state where the films come alive around me and I fight to become the legendary Screen King! And, er, I'm a bit of a powerful dreamer, so all those sitting nearby will likely be sucked into the experience as well.

There's good news, though: those brave souls who guide me through my silver-screen dreams generally wake up holding an incredibly cool item, like a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rarity or even one of these exclusive, never-before-seen treasures.

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So, what do you say? Unfortunately, I can't buy your ticket for you—I'm a notoriously frugal man, and even buying Bibbles a seat is a little spendy for me. Oh, and don't try to go movie-hopping, since I'm a stickler for regulations. If you want to hit multiple movies, you'll have to grab a bundle!

Get Your Screen King Ticket!

10 EI Report: The WatchmakerEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: The Watchmaker - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:22 pm

Hey there, friends! You know what time it is: time to catch up on the latest exciting developments in the strange science of Evolving Items. While we've just got one item evolving this week, it's a pretty exciting one-- a finale, no less! Check it out:

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The watch's powers have transformed The Watchmaker. As all of time is laid out before his eyes, he feels the obligation to be it's watcher, it's guardian, it's... Time Master. As he assumes his new role, the timepiece he created takes on its final form.


You can grab The Watchmaker right now, along with plenty of other great items, in the Gaia Cash Shop! Before you head out, remember to visit our weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like best. Bye, everyone!

Get Your Evolving Items

13 Friend Chats: Invite-Only Chat Spaces!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Friend Chats: Invite-Only Chat Spaces! - admin Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:56 pm

Hey, you! Want to hang out and chat with your friends in a gorgeously-rendered Flash habitat, free from all the rabble and Gold-hungry noobs? We've got just the thing: our new Friend Chats let you rent out a space and invite only your pals through the velvet rope.

It's easy: just pick a space to rent, lay out some Gold, and choose whether you want your room to be friends-only or password-protected. Once it's set up, you can notify your friends and invite them to hang out in utopian, jerk-free chat bliss.

To learn all the details and rent a place of your own, visit our Friend Chat page.

Start Chatting!

14 Get a discount on Gaia Cash Cards at Target!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get a discount on Gaia Cash Cards at Target! - admin Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:28 pm

Great news for Gaia Cash customers and fans of frugality: for a limited time, we're offering a discount on Gaia Cash Cards at Target!

Now through July 2nd, you can pick up a $25 Gaia Cash Card for only $21.99, exclusively at Target stores. That's ever so slightly over three bucks in valuable savings! Just think: for the usual price of a Gaia Cash Card, you could now buy a three-dollar cup of coffee AND throw a penny into a well for additional luck!

As usual, redeeming your $25 Cash Card will get you a free Crystal Box-- open it up for your shot at the rare and wonderful Crystal Guitar!

To take part in this extravaganza of unbeatable value, just visit a Target store near you.

Get a Cash Card

14 Convention Tour: Metro Con 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Metro Con 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:42 pm

Metro Con 2011: Tampa, Florida

Where: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida

Variety Hour: June 17th 2011, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Panel Room 20

Panel: June 18th 2011, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Panel Room 13 - 14

Feedback Social: June 19th 2011, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Panel Room 13 - 14


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by 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 – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

15 June's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement June's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:43 pm

Ooooh, it must be the 15th! My envelopes are humming and shaking... what could be inside!?

June's Monthly Collectibles bring us imposing warrior attire and a delicate bridal veil...

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The Red Wing includes the brightly-plumed regalia of an elite order of warriors. Strike fear into foes with feathered laurels, shoulder armor, winged anklets and a fearsome sword.

The Celestial Veil includes a variety of gossamer garments festooned with stars, including a fascinator, a stocking, and a stole.

These items are available this month only, so get them while they last!

Get Your Monthly Collectibles!

17 "How to do X on Gaia, pt 2" Watch the recording!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement "How to do X on Gaia, pt 2" Watch the recording! - admin Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:22 am

We're back! If you're new to Gaia or a seasoned Gaian, watch this recorded screencast to learn some tips and tricks to make your time on Gaia more enjoyable! We will show you how to easily reply to multiple posts in a long thread, explore marketplace graphs for maximizing profits, and show you how to use Facebook connect to play Monster Galaxy without revealing your Gaia activity to Facebook! We will also have more contests, so watching this could win you a highly-coveted, cool item or a pile of Gaia Gold!

Go ahead, check it out now -- maybe you'll learn something new and get rich at the same time!

WATCH THE RECORDING NOW!

17 EI Report: Catastrophe & TimmyEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Catastrophe & Timmy - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:56 pm

Hello again, old pals! Time for another dose of science from Gaia's preeminent evolving item expert (me, obviously). We've got some great stuff this week: an unexpected surprise from a long-running item, plus another reminder of my shameful failures as Timmy's caretaker. Let's have a look:

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A fittingly postmodern conclusion for Catastrophe, the slow-burning EI that's been delighting and confusing us for so long: after becoming self-aware, the cat discovers Photoshop, and then how to bend reality and create a paradox.

A relatively placid moment in the tumultuous saga of Timmy. Remember when the poor lad was experiencing megapuberty? His rampaging hormones caused many horrifying side-effects, the most horrifying of which was a fascination with Borrissey, an effete, moping pop musician. This week, you can wear your own authentic Borrissey t-shirt!


That's all for now, friends! Remember to stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best. You can grab these great items now in the Gaia Cash Shop, so stop by and have a look!

Get Your Evolving Items

20 Introducing the Advance Chance!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Introducing the Advance Chance! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:46 pm

Hello, taxpayer. Wait! Don’t run away! I’m not here on official collection business... I’m actually here to cut you in on an excellent financial opportunity. Starting now, we’re offering the Advance Chance Bundle, which will give you 9 shots at Gaia’s next Chance Item, set to launch in the middle of next month.

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows! But you’ll get the first crack at it: on the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public—you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.

So, you see, it’s like a Chance Item futures market—play your cards right, and you could become an investment bigwig. What are you waiting for? Grab an Advance Chance now!

Get an Advance Chance!

22 Cash Shop Update: Fausto's Bottle: Dreams & NightmaresEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Fausto's Bottle: Dreams & Nightmares - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:10 pm

Exciting news for those who love evolving items: one of the true classics of the form is back for another visit. Fausto's Bottle was Gaia's very first EI, and it's still remembered as one of the finest. Now, we're giving a second chance to those who missed it the first time...

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Most who uncork Fausto's Bottle: Dreams and Nightmares will be granted a fully-evolved 11th-generation Fausto's Bottle. However, a select few will find something else: the rare Faustine's Bottle or the new Faust's Bottle, an exclusive, super-rare variant only available in Dreams and Nightmares.


Don't pass up this rare chance to revisit a classic item-- you can find Fausto's Bottle: Dreams and Nightmares in the Gaia Cash Shop for a limited time.

Visit the Cash Shop

23 Gold Shop Update: Tropical SummerEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Tropical Summer - [NPC] Sasha Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:24 pm

Heya! I don't know about you guys, but I'm toooootally a summer person. You just can't get a proper tan from a bottle-- sometimes I use bacon-flavored cooking spray, cause it's like the only way to get the color just perfect, but then I get chased around by dogs and Liam. So, like, what I'm saying is that you can't beat the real sun.

Oh, right! That's why I was talking! Cause I just got a bunch of totally sweet new beachwear in my shop, Gambino Outfitters, and I was gonna tell you to come try it on because it would look super, super, super cute on you. And I'm not just saying that, cause if you looked gross in it, I would totally be like "take that off, you look mad gross."

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Yeah, so come try some stuff on! Then we'll hit the beach with some coconut drinks-- Rina is selling a few new ones in the Buttercup Cafe and you'd better buy 'em fast because I'm not sure she knows they have rum in them, and barfy Rina would be a bad scene.

Go Shopping

24 Gaia's Manga: A New Page Every Hour!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia's Manga: A New Page Every Hour! - admin Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:48 pm

Hark! Thrill-Packed Manga Blowout Event!


Those of you who've followed the recent episodes of Gaia's manga storyline are probably getting a growing sense that there's some big trouble brewing. That trouble has arrived, in the form of a showdown between Meili, son of Gaia, and the vampire assassin Zhivago-- with poor Gino Gambino caught in the middle.

We've been releasing one manga page every day for a while, but that kind of pace doesn't quite work for something so action-packed. We'll be releasing one page every hour for the next 10 hours or so-- get your F5ing finger ready and prepare to follow the action live into the night!

Read the Manga


If you haven't been following Gaia's story, it's a good time to get caught up on the action. Here's a quick list of the most relevant issues:

Demonbusters: Fable Fury
Ginoverseer Revelations
Hijack'd
Demonbuster: Epilogue
Fallen Gods
New Beginnings
The Fall
A New Man
Leash
The Floating City

24 EI Report: ZodiacalEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Zodiacal - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:37 pm

Hi there, EI watchers! A quick update today, as we've just got one item evolving this week: the monthly Zodiacal update has come around once more! Check it out:

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Zodiacal has now entered the sign of Cancer; it's a complex sign, filled with contradictions. Like the sign's crab symbol, Cancers may put up a defensive shell. She can seem very calm and cold, but may inwardly be very emotional and a bit of a romantic. Loyal and compassionate, Cancer will protect and cherish her friendships with her life.


You can grab Zodiacal-- and plenty of other cool items-- in the Gaia Cash Shop! Also, please be sure to stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like best. See you next time, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

25 Cash Shop Update: Catch a Moga with the Lost Starseed!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Catch a Moga with the Lost Starseed! - [NPC] Nova Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:17 pm

Wake up, tamer! Looks like we've got a brand new way to get your Gaia avatar decked out with your favorite Moga buddies. I just ran across this Lost Starseed, and it seems like something inside is trying to wriggle free...

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Each time you open a Lost Starseed, a friendly Moga pops out. There are a dozen possibilities: Mimple, Peepee, Skuzy, Trolo, Blix, Zeit, Lira, Jag, Sno, Beefee, Turtlenie and the legendary Hanzo. These Mogas are for your Gaia avatar; they won't be available in Monster Galaxy.

Ready to tame a Moga pal for your avatar? You can pick up the Lost Starseed now in the Gaia Cash Shop. See you in Monster Galaxy!

Visit the Cash Shop

28 Convention Tour: Anime Expo 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Anime Expo 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:08 pm

Anime Expo 2011: Los Angeles, California

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California

Variety Hour: July 1st 2011, 3:30pm – 4:30pm LP 3

Panel: July 2nd 2011, 11:00am – 1:00pm LP 2

Feedback Social: July 4th 2011, 1:30pm – 3:30pm LP 3


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by 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 – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

28 Convention Tour: AM2 Expo 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: AM2 Expo 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:10 pm

AM2 Expo 2011: Anaheim, California

Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

Panel: July 2nd 2011, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Live Programming 1

Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future and an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

28 New Rapid EI: Mystery of the Stolen SapphiresEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Rapid EI: Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:25 pm

Hey science fans! Get your magnifying glasses and thief-nets ready-- a crime has been committed in the new Rapid EI, the Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires. The Countess Fleur, a recent widow, has reported a burglary. Looks like someone was in her room during the night and they didn't leave empty-handed: her dressing table has been ransacked and her most expensive sapphire jewelry has been stolen!

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In the first generation of Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires the Countess questions her servants about last night's theft. Let's tag along to see what she learns-- this case is unfolding quickly and we don't want to get left behind.


Pick up yours at the Cash Shop today to help the Countess reclaim her jewels and get some swanky items for your good deed!

Visit the Cash Shop

30 New Summons: A Bundle of FluffsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Summons: A Bundle of Fluffs - [NPC] Nicolae Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:29 pm

Can't stay away from here, can you? I don't blame you-- the deals I'm offering are sweeter than honey. Well, I've got some sugar for you: five new fluffs. You can get four of them individually, but if you do the smart thing and buy a bundle I'm throwing in the fifth for free.

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The Summon Carrion Fluff feasts on dead stuff, so if you have any valuable corpses, don't leave them in the same room with this friendly little buddy.

Summon Barnacle Fluff are physically clingy but emotionally independent.

Summon Sand Fluff calls in a beaching-loving fluff to follow you around.

Pumpkin Fluff usually appears in the fall, but with this Summon Stone you can have one all summer long.

The Fluff Bundle gives you all four Fluffs plus the bonus Null Fluff-- an empty little fellow who is barely more than nothing at all.


Come visit my store and I'll hook you up with all these great items and more for your zOMG! adventures! Don't drag your feet-- I'll only have them until July 14.


Get Your Fluffs

30 Gaia's Summer Event: Pie Hard!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia's Summer Event: Pie Hard! - admin Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:30 pm

The first leg of Gaia's summer event is here! Rina has devised an ingenious method to get rid of all her surplus pies: Pie Hard, an epic pie-eating tournament that will separate the strong from the weak, the bold from the meek and the hungry from the truly ravenous.

There's just one problem: way too many contestants signed up! The first order of business will be weeding out the weak-stomached in a qualifying round. A few dozen of Gaia's finest characters are competing, and it's up to you to help your favorites out!

To get your most beloved Gaia resident a shot in the finals, you'll need to help them expand their stomach capacity by feeding them as many pies as you can get-- the more pie-eating practice they get, the better their odds of advancing to the main competition. Rina will be conveniently selling pies for the occasion!

Rina's most loyal customers-- those who buy whole pies-- will get it marked on their Stamp Card. Fill up your card once and she'll reward with you a special item; fill it up five times and she'll give you an even more special one. (If you forget what's going on you can see a helpful reminder in the rollover text for "What is it?" ).


Head to the Pie Hard event page to start shoving pies in mouths!


Let the Pie-shoveling Begin!


To rally support for your favorite Gaia NPCs, visit the Pie Hard forum!

Visit the Forum

30 Screen King's final showtimesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Screen King's final showtimes - [NPC] Ivan Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:54 pm

Screen King's run at the Gaia multiplex is coming to a close. It's a great flick; Bibble and I have already seen it...well, I don't know how many times. I always seem to drift off—guess it's too many late nights at the office. I can't say I mind, though, since in my dreams I'm the hero of my favorite movies. Come join me in my cinephilic fugue and you could win rare items, Cash Shop favorites or these genre-inspired film gems:


Get your tickets to Screen King today! If you want to catch a double feature, you can save some Cash with a bundle. Time's almost up, and soon you'll only be seeing these items in your dreams, not mine.

Get Your Ticket to Screen King

July Edit

01 Last chance: $3 off Gaia Cash Cards at Target StoresEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Last chance: $3 off Gaia Cash Cards at Target Stores - admin Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:36 pm

This is your last chances to stock up on $25 cash cards for only $21.99 at all Target stores throughout the United States. The deal runs through Saturday, July 2nd, so don't delay-- you will surely regret your foolishness once this bargain is gone!

As usual, redeeming your $25 Cash Card will get you a free Crystal Box-- crack it open and you could win a rare and wonderful Crystal Guitar!


Find a Target store near you

01 EI Report: Timmy and the Mystery of the Stolen SapphiresEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Timmy and the Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:33 pm

Gather 'round, friends in science! Another week's evolutions have reared their marvelous heads. Let's have a look at what we're dealing with:

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Timmy's fanboy love of Borrissey has gone from cute to creepy. Not content to have Borrissey's dejected face on his shirt, Timmy has molded his own mug to resemble the singer. With hours of practice he's even mastered the crooner's sulky-smug expression.

In Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires The Countess thinks she's found some clues in her bedroom. She has no idea what they mean but she's determined to find out. But wait-- what's that noise? It sounds like the chauffeur is tinkering around in the garage. Dressing in haste, the Countess goes to confront him.


That's all for this week! Stay tuned as Gaia's Evolving Items continue to transform in wild and wondrous ways-- and if you have a moment, stop by our weekly EI Poll to tell us which evolutions you like best. Have a great weekend!


Get Your Evolving Items

05 Convention Tour: Connecticon 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Connecticon 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:47 pm

Connecticon 2011: Hartford, Connecticut

Where: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, Connecticut

Variety Hour: July 8th 2011, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Room 16/17

Panel: July 9th 2011, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Room 16/17

Feedback Social: July 10th 2011, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 16/17


Come on down for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and sneak peeks at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by the Gaia Feedback Social-- a perfect opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. We’ll also be hosting a Gaia Variety Hour, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests where you can win some great prizes by showcasing your weirdest skills.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

05 New rewards for viewing ads!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New rewards for viewing ads! - admin Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:19 pm

Dear Gaians,

To a large extent, Gaia is kept afloat by ads. Whenever you see an ad on Gaia, you're keeping the site running, keeping it free, and regurgitating food into its employees' mouths like a caring mother bird.

To express our gratitude to those who don't use ad-blocking software, we'll be granting some cool rewards through magical banner ads sprinkled around the site. Here's a peek at what you might get just for clicking one of our special ads:

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If you see an ad that looks like this...

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...Click on it for a special thank-you gift! We'll also be granting these rewards through Gaia's footer bar. If you see this ad, click on it for your free stuff:

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Remember, you'll need to have your ad-blocking software turned off. To have the best chances of winning, make sure that your footer bar is turned on. If you've disabled your footer bar, you can visit your account preferences page to turn it back on. It's under "General Settings -- Footer Display"-- click "Yes" to enable it.

(Donators: you'll also be able see these particular ads so that you have the opportunity to win free stuff!)

Turn On the Footer


Thanks!

- The Gaia Team

05 Gaia on Facebook - Help Us Reach 500k Fans, Get an Item!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia on Facebook - Help Us Reach 500k Fans, Get an Item! - admin Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:52 pm

With your help, Gaia's Facebook fan page has becomes a great way to share announcements, videos and more with you. We're looking to make it even bigger and better by getting thousands more fans!

Just visit Gaia's fan page and click "like." You'll get exclusive access feeds so you're always up to date. If we can reach our original goal of 750k by July 31, all our fans will get a special item and a ticket for a Red Devil MiniWings raffle. If we only make it to 500k, everyone will get the special item but no raffle. We're really close-- just keep on liking us!

Visit the Gaia Fan Page!

06 Win a huge jackpot in the Posting for Millions contest!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Win a huge jackpot in the Posting for Millions contest! - admin Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:06 pm

Riches are once again within your reach! We're running another edition of our legendary Posting for Millions contest, which lets ordinary Gaians walk away with massive jackpots just for posting in the forums.

If you're ready to lead a significantly more extravagant lifestyle, just head over to our Posting for Millions contest, where we'll lay out all the details. Be sure to read it carefully, because you'll have to keep on your toes to win!

Post to Win!

07 Enter the Double Rainbow!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Enter the Double Rainbow! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:49 pm

Well, isn't this thoughtful: a friend of mine, probably to prevent me from auditing him, gave me a coupon for a discount on a painting class! Although I don't have much interest in painting, my love of good deals means I can't refuse!

Would you like to join me? I've never had much artistic ability—whenever I try to paint, I always seem to descend into a mad psychedelic reverie and experience a visit by one of the Muses of Color, who guides me through fantastical realms of pure expression. When I wake up, I've created some sort of mind-bending kaleidoscopic masterpiece which reduces me to tears with its emotional potency... but I prefer simple landscapes and little paintings of quaint cottages, so I don't really care for my own work.

If you come along on this fantastic journey through the Double Rainbow, you'll meet the Muses of Color for yourself—and you'll walk away with an incredible item. It could be a Cash Shop favorite, a valuable rarity or one of these amazing new exclusives.

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One more thing: if you're incredibly lucky, you'll get a visit from the rare Double Rainbow muse—if you meet her, she'll give you two of a brand new item... in any color. This piques my natural sense of excellent value!

To come along with me, just visit the Double Rainbow page for all the details. See you in class!

Enter the Double Rainbow!

08 Pie Hard: Keep shoveling those pies!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Pie Hard: Keep shoveling those pies! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:36 pm

The Pie Hard qualifying round is heating up! Only six finalists can make it through to the next round, and weak-stomached contenders are already dropping like flies. Twelve unlucky pie-gorgers have already been eliminated: Sasha, T-Bone, Russell Ace, Ruby, Ron Bruise, Dr. Singh, Mirai, Logan, Josie, Edy, Lex and Leon.

To make sure your favorite contestant doesn't stall out in the preliminary round, you'll need to keep shoving pies into their grateful gullets. Diedrich, Kanoko and the Ian/Rufus tag-team are currently dominating the field, but there's still time to organize a big fan push to keep your horse in the race-- don't slouch now, pie feeders!

Pie Hard!

08 EI Report: Mystery of the Stolen SapphiresEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:07 pm

Listen up, science lovers! We've got an update to our latest Rapid EI, and the plot just keeps thickening and thickening! In science, we call it "plot congealment." Here's what happened this week:

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The Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires continues! The Countess finds her chauffeur in the garage and promptly questions him on his whereabouts last night, and if he'd been inside the main house. The chauffeur responds that he had been asleep in his bed all night, and that he woke up early in the morning to test drive the new car, but came back quickly because he was missing a glove and it made his steering uneven. Besides, he has no access to the house, as he resides above the garage. The Countess gives a suspicious glare but decides to question the other members of her staff before coming to any conclusions.


You can grab this item and many more 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. Stay tuned for further updates in the next episode!

Get Your Evolving Items

08 Exclusive PayPal bonus item: Solar HeadphonesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Exclusive PayPal bonus item: Solar Headphones - admin Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:30 pm

We've got a brand new bonus item to thank our loyal PayPal customers! Starting right now, anyone who purchases $25 or more in Gaia Cash through PayPal will be rewarded with the exclusive Solar Headphones, which radiate coolness directly into your head.


To restock on Cash and grab this fantastic free bonus, just head to the Gaia Cash page and select the PayPal payment option. Thanks for supporting Gaia!

11 New Game from OMGPOP: Sky Pigs!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Game from OMGPOP: Sky Pigs! - admin Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:39 pm

We've got a great new way to have fun on Gaia, courtesy of minigame masters OMGPOP: Sky Pigs! Good news: it's exactly what it sounds like. You'll guide a jet-propelled piggy as it hurtles onward toward victory. Avoid the obstacles to outfly your opponents-- and use the distraction slot machine to get revenge!

Earn some Gold, kill some time and tune the hand-eye coordination skills that'll one day make you the world's greatest neurosurgeon!

Play Sky Pigs

14 Thanks for helping support the Red Cross!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Thanks for helping support the Red Cross! - admin Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:01 pm

The Gaia community has always shown great generosity in times of need. Recently, you helped Gaia donate over $50,000 to the Red Cross to help out with the catastrophic earthquake in Japan. While it's a humble amount compared to some of the corporate giants out there, we couldn't be more proud: that money came directly from the contributions of compassionate Gaians.

Big thanks to everyone who helped out, either by picking up our charity items or just sending some love to the cause. The Red Cross recently sent us a letter to thank our community, and we thought you'd like to check it out:

Read the Letter

15 July's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement July's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:08 pm

Finally! I thought I was gonna go nuts waiting, but the 15th is finally here! Yaaaay!

July's Monthly Collectibles bring us legendary armor and a mythical jungle queen...

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Ithilldyn Armor is crafted of purified and reforged mythrill, resulting in a nearly impenetrable metal. Includes shoulder armor, a belt, a helmet and silver hair.

The ruthless and seductive Queen Dorado ruled her golden empire deep in the jungle primeval. Includes black and gold hair, a flowing skirt, a royal headdress and blood red tattoos.

These items are available this month only, so get them while they last!

Visit the Cash Shop

15 EI Report: Mystery of the Stolen SapphiresEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:03 pm

Ready for some science, evolving item lovers? We've got one update this week, as our latest Rapid EI continues to pile on the intrigue:

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No major breaks in the Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires, though the plot continues to thicken. The Countess finds her cook in the kitchen, covered in flour. The cook claims to have woken up early to bake bread, and had not heard or seen anything all night. Exiting to the foyer, the Countess nearly collides with her butler on his way down from the grand staircase; he too had been up early this morning, inspecting the west wing rooms which were tragically covered in a 3-inch layer of dust! Everyone seems suspiciously busy, but there's still one staff member to interview before jumping to any conclusions.


You can grab this Rapid EI (and plenty of other great items) in the Gaia Cash Shop. If you'd like to let us know which EIs you dig the most, you can head to our weekly EI poll. See you next time, kids!

Get Your Evolving Items

15 Pie Hard: The qualifying round is almost over!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Pie Hard: The qualifying round is almost over! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:01 pm

The qualifying round of Pie Hard is almost at an end, and the field has been narrowed to just eleven contenders! Diedrich, Kanoko, Louie and the Ian/Rufus team are still getting the most attention, but the fight for the last two slots is getting more and more heated.

Carl and Moira are still clinging to the bottom two finalist seats, but Devin and Stein are nipping closely at their heels. And don't count out Sam, Liam and Agatha-- they may be a little behind, but a big weekend push by their loyal fans could definitely push them over the top.

Don't let your favorite contenders get knocked out-- jump back in and start shoving pies into faces!

Pie Harder!

18 Reminder: never give your password to anyone!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Reminder: never give your password to anyone! - admin Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:46 pm

Hi,

Just a friendly reminder: the best way to protect your Gaia account is by never giving your password to anyone. Not even staff, moderators, your grandma or your kitty cat! Some phishers may even attempt to contact you via email, pretending to be us by using an authentic-looking email address from gaiaonline.com, but we never ask users for passwords. We never, ever need to, for any reason. If anyone ever asks you for your password via a pop-up, PM, or email, make sure to report it!

Have a fun and safe time on Gaia!

Gaia Staff

19 Convention Tour: San Diego Comic-Con 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: San Diego Comic-Con 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:37 pm

San Diego Comic-Con 2011: San Diego, California

Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California

Panel: July 23rd 2011, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Room 5AB


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel complete, with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. In addition, we’ll be hosting an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.

As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

19 Pie Hard: The finalists have been chosen!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Pie Hard: The finalists have been chosen! - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:39 pm

The qualifying round of Pie Hard has come to an end! The last two contenders have been eliminated, and we're down to the final six-- to find out who made the cut, take a look at the Pie Hard page:

See the Finalists


Stay tuned for the next round (coming later this summer) when the finalists will go head to head in a pie-eating contest... TO THE DEATH! Well, not really to the death, but it ought to be pretty intense.

19 Cash Shop Update: New Rapid EI - Le CarouselEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Rapid EI - Le Carousel - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:07 pm

Exciting news, science fans! We've got a brand new Rapid EI starting up today, from the illustrious creator of fan favorites like the Gogh Reed and Compass of Seidh.

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Le Carousel brings us a gorgeous antique aesthetic, combining the magic of an classic merry-go-round with a variety of spicy burlesque fashions. This Rapid EI will evolve much faster than standard evolving items!


You can grab this lovely new treasure in the Gaia Cash Shop. I'll see you on Friday for our usual EI Report. Ciao, ladies and gents!

Visit the Cash Shop

20 Win a huge jackpot in the Posting for Millions contest!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Win a huge jackpot in the Posting for Millions contest! - admin Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:50 pm

Riches are once again within your reach! We're running another edition of our legendary Posting for Millions contest, which lets ordinary Gaians walk away with massive jackpots just for posting in the forums. We've been having a hard time giving away the loot since multiple people didn't claim their prize....will you let all that gold slip through your fingers too?

If you're ready to lead a significantly more extravagant lifestyle, just head over to our Posting for Millions contest, where we'll lay out all the details. Our current jackpot is sitting at a staggering 1,200,000 gold!!! Be sure to check it regularly, because you'll have to keep on your toes to win! We really, really want to give away this jackpot today!

TRY TO WIN NOW!!!

21 Gold Shop Update: Sock Hop Styles!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Sock Hop Styles! - [NPC] Moira Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:00 pm

Hey! Just got a shipment of rad vintage threads over here at the Durem Depot. A buncha great stuff, like some badass leather jackets and jeans for the greasers. Also, some letterman jackets-- I don't usually go for the preppie type, but "star quarterback" is a look you can't deny. For the ladies (or the adventurous dudes) we've got some fabulous poodle skirts and saddle shoes.

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Oh, and another thing: stop by the Buttercup Cafe, because Rina has tons of surplus baked goods left over from the Pie Hard qualifying round-- argh, still pissed I didn't make the finals. There are also some delicious new diner classics, to go along with our Sock Hop motif.

So come spend some Gold, huh!?

Go Shopping

21 Gaians Gone Wild - New softball season starts next Tuesday!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild - New softball season starts next Tuesday! - admin Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:43 pm

Hey everyone!

It's that time of year again - when your favorite Gaian softball team, the Gaians Gone Wild, takes to the field for your amusement! Games will be held every Tuesday night beginning next week, July 26th, 2011 at 9:00 pm PDT.

As usual, we'll be webcasting these fabulous games - and will have awesome webcast contests too! This year's prizes are bigger than ever - you can win items worth many millions of goldin the Marketplace! Or maybe you'll just win millions of gold!

To watch the game, chat with other Gaians Gone Wild fans, and enter the prize contests, you just have to watch/participate in the GGW Fan Thread on game night! Click here to see how others are winning those cool, rare items in the GWW Fan thread!

Looking forward to having you all join us each week to cheer on the Gaians Gone Wild. Whether you are a long-time fan or a new supporter, everyone is welcome!

Check it out and get ready to win big!

21 New in the Crystal Box: Ringmaster Spat ClipsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New in the Crystal Box: Ringmaster Spat Clips - admin Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:46 pm

We've added a new item to the Crystal Box, that randomized treat awarded to Gaians who purchase $25 Gaia Cash Cards. If you're lucky, you'll score the new Ringmaster Spat Clips, an asymmetrical shoe decoration that gives you a hint of the Ringmaster's legendary flamboyant style.


Get your chance at the Ringmaster Spat Clips with any $25 Cash Card, available at tons of convenient locations. For those of you who collect cards, the new $25 Ringmaster Cash Card has arrived in US Target stores, but it's in a new department—look for all Cash Cards in the books and video games section.

To find a store near you, check out the store locator at our Cash Card page.

22 New zOMG! update and Gold PotionsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New zOMG! update and Gold Potions - [NPC] Nicolae Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:01 pm

Bend your ears this way, friend-- I've got some news you're going to want to hear. zOMG! has some things on the way, and your pal Nicolae's got the inside scoop.


My frontier friends say they've heard rumblings of a new area called Dead Man's Shadow. Word has there are new quests waiting for hearty adventurers, but there's also some kind of dangerous overlord brooding over the place. I'll let you know when I have better intel-- it sounds like it'll be a few months before Dead Man's Shadow is open for all.

You might've noticed that Gold just ain't worth what it used to be. When I was a boy, if you could steal five Gold you'd live like a king for a week! To get this inflation under control, the Gold granting in zOMG! will be more like what you can expect elsewhere in the Gaia world. Part of the reason is to be fair to Gaians who don't spend time in zOMG!, but also to keep Marketplace prices under control for guys like me-- humble shopkeepers trying to make an occasionally honest living.

For the zOMG! champs out there-- I'm talking to you, buddy-- you can still bring home the shiny bacon with the new Gold Potion. Rub your body down with one of these (or drink it) and you'll earn more Gold on your zOMG! adventures for three days. Just click on it in your inventory to activate and you'll be living the high life. I've partnered with the dudes in the Cash Shop to get these potions to you quicker.

Where am I getting these Gold Potions, you ask? None of your business, that's where! Just messin' with you-- I'm getting them from the good folks clearing the way to Dead Man's Shadow. Buying Gold Potions gets that project closer to completion and fills your pockets; you can help others by helping yourself.


You're going to want to be ready when Dead Man's Shadow opens. Head over to the Cash Shop to grab some Gold Potions-- they're only available there for the time being, but I should be adding them to my own shelves eventually.


Get Gold Potions Now

22 EI Report: Zodiacal, Sapphires & Le CarouselEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Zodiacal, Sapphires & Le Carousel - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:01 pm

Hello again, followers of science! We've got a jam-packed EI Report this week, with a great evolution from Le Carousel, a new sign from Zodiacal and a spectacular finale to wrap up the Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires. Check out this loaded lineup:

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This month, Zodiacal arrives at the courageous Leo. Ambitious and dominant, Leo is a born leader and incredibly independent. Leo can be very generous and warmhearted, but be careful, because he can just as easily be a dogmatic and pompous ruler.

Le Carousel gets off to a glorious start this week, bringing a host of elegant antiques. Among them is a particularly stunning bustle skirt, which inspires you to dance.

A dramatic end to the Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires! After interrogating her maid, the Countess reaches a conclusion. She rushes to the servant's quarters, and finds all her staff talking in low voices around a small table that holds a pile of her jewelry! Her suspicions confirmed, she rushes back to call the police. It turns out the chauffeur and cook were having a secret affair, for it was she who let him into the mansion early in the morning to steal the jewels. Unbeknownst to the couple, the maid, a recovering kleptomaniac, snuck into the Countess's room a few minutes later and couldn't help herself when she saw the sapphires. Soon after, the butler slipped into the room via the hidden passage to steal the last of the jewels... after all doesn't he deserve a raise? The thieves met later that day; amused that they had all committed the crime on the same morning, they decided to evenly divide the jewels and make a run for it. The Countess, who had always been meek and shy, was so proud of herself for her quick actions that she decided her mourning period was over and saw her staff led out in handcuffs from the mansion in her finest dress... and of course all the stolen jewels.


Whew! A pretty detailed conclusion on that one-- I'd like to say I already guessed it, but actually I just skipped ahead and read the last page. That's it for this week, friends; stop by the Cash Shop to grab one of these items for yourself. Be sure to check in with our weekly poll, where you can vote on your favorite items. Bye, ladies and gentlemen!

Visit the Cash Shop

23 Cash Shop Update: Crest of the BraveEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Crest of the Brave - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:24 pm

Hope you're ready to hear about a mythic clash of cosmic forces, because are about to get the regaling of a lifetime in the Crest of the Brave!

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Long ago, the Lion and Unicorn were opposing forces, fighting whenever they met. Then one day, everything changed as a powerful evil spread across the land. Individually, the Lion and Unicorn were no match for the new evil, and rather than let it destroy them they set aside their quarrel and joined forces. With the Lion's graceful courage and the Unicorn's unwavering determination they repelled the evil and ushered in a new age of mutual respect in the animal kingdom.


To celebrate this milestone in bestial teamwork, we've got an amazing set of items, including a bundle with the brilliant Golden Victory.


Crimson Valor honors the gallant Unicorn, who never shied away from impaling an evildoer. In the raiment of the Unicorn you'll be decked head to toe in red and black, with a spiky hair-do and golden horn to top it off.

Radiant Courage is a lion rampant, always ready to protect and lead those under her guard. You can don this great cat's finery with your own golden mane, crown, armored dress, boots and shimmering sleeves.

An adorable companion fit for royal laps, Leocorn is used to being pampered but is also a determined fighter. You don't want to mess with a Leocorn, but you will want to pet it.

Get the Crest of the Brave Bundle, and you'll score the lances used by the Unicorn and Lion, along with the shield that combines their emblems in the sign of their Golden Victory.


Head over to the Cash Shop to suit up in the Crest of the Brave. If you're looking to save some Cash and score exclusive items, get a bundle of animal fighting glory.


Visit the Cash Shop

26 Convention Tour: Otakon 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Otakon 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:12 pm

Otakon 2011: Baltimore, Maryland

Where: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Variety Hour: July 29th 2011, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Panel 4

Panel: July 30th 2011, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Panel 6


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. In addition, we’ll be hosting a 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 Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

26 Help us reach 500k Facebook fans for an exclusive item!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Help us reach 500k Facebook fans for an exclusive item! - admin Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:51 pm

We’ve almost reached our goal of hitting 500k Facebook fans by the end of the month! There are only a few days left until the July 31st deadline-- if we make it to half a million, all of our beloved Facebook fans will be rewarded with an awesome exclusive item. The prize is within reach, but time is running out!

For your shot at grabbing a never-before-seen surprise, just click the “Like” button on Gaia’s fan page.

Like Us on Facebook!

26 Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining! - admin Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:01 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt...dust clouds...aluminum...and burnt rubber cleats. That's right! It's another episode of the Gaians Gone Wild! softball team webcast. Cast aside your TV programming line-up for our "Tune in Tuesday"...the GGW! team is back for another riveting season of weekly softball games! Who needs overpaid actors and actresses when you can watch Gaia Staffers on the field playing for YOU? We're more worthy celebrity than them anyway...we just don't make as much money (Note to self: talk to Lanzer about the salary discrepancy.)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in this week! If you missed it, check out the recording! You’ll have your chance to meet various staff members playing their hardest, our awesome webcast team providing blow-by-blow plays. Remember to tune in next Tuesday for the next live game!

So what’re you waiting for? Check out the recording below!

WATCH NOW!!!

27 Contest: create a comic to win huge prizes!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Contest: create a comic to win huge prizes! - admin Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:20 pm

Good news, creative types: we’re hosting our first-ever Create a Comic Contest! We’ll provide a bunch of pre-chewed Gaia artwork that you can mix and mash into your own insane concoction. The best comics will be voted on by Gaians, judged by the Gaia staff and rewarded with fabulous prizes!

The theme for this contest is "Oh, SNAP!" You don't have to use those specific words anywhere in your entry, but please be sure it conforms to the general theme of Oh Snapness. Somebody's gotta get snapped.

We’re teaming up with Pixton for this contest, because their site is set up to do exactly what we’re after: making and sharing comics online. It's got everything you need to make a great entry: click-n-drag characters, freestyle panel layouts, and loads more.

And now for the good part: we’ve got a bunch of Gaia Cash and rare items for our talented winners, plus some memberships to Pixton+, which lets you create comics like a pro. Here’s what we’ve got lined up:

Grand prize: $100 worth of Gaia Cash, a rare Red Miniwings item and a lifetime membership to Pixton+ (a $100 value)

Runner up: $50 worth of Gaia Cash, a rare Golden Laurels item and a 1-year Pixton+ membership (a $50 value)

5 honorable mentions: $30 worth of Gaia Cash and a 6-month Pixton+ membership (a $30 value).


Better be quick, because you’ve got to submit your entry before August 10th! The public voting will commence on August 11th and last through the 21st. We’ll judge the finalists and announce the winners on August 24th. Remember: Oh, SNAP!

Note: when you visit the link below, you can log in with your Gaia username and password.


Create a Comic!

27 New Summons: More Adorable Fluffs!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Summons: More Adorable Fluffs! - [NPC] Nicolae Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:32 pm

Psst. Got a minute? Your old pal Nicolae has another sweet deal for you: I just got a new gang of zOMG! fluff summons in stock, and these ones are real aces. There are four new ones in all, but since I like you so much, I'll throw in a bonus item for free if you pick up a bundle. Don't ever say I never did anything nice for ya, OK?

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Summon Cherry Fluff brings you a soft pink pal with a cute cherry blossom.

Summon Crystal Fluff brings you a fluffy friend who likes to hang around in dark caves and grow lovely mineral deposits on his head.

Summon Grass Fluff brings a greenish buddy sporting a jaunty four-leaf clover and smelling of a freshly mown lawn.

Summon Sandtrap Fluff creates a golfer's nightmare... looks like an unlucky sportsman already got a ball lodged in there.

You'll get all of the above in the zOMG! Fluff Bundle 2, plus an exclusive bonus item: the Kitty Fluff Plushie.


Head over to Back Alley Bargains to grab these summons. I won't have them in stock forever, so try not to dilly-dally!

Summon Some Fluffs!

28 Global Gaians: Take a photo in distant land for huge prizes!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Global Gaians: Take a photo in distant land for huge prizes! - admin Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:28 pm

We're celebrating our international community with the Global Gaians contest! All you need to do is take a photo in some far-flung, recognizable place. We basically want to see how geographically diverse we all are.

For example, Londoners can get a shot of your username or avatar with Big Ben in the background, Parisians can snap the Eiffel Tower, and residents of Eureka, CA can hold up their sign in front of that big statue of a hammer. You don't even have to live there-- as long as you were actually there, we'll still honor your shots.

We'll be picking winners in four categories: Humorous, Action, Artistic and one open category for any old normal shot. For each category, we'll award a grand prize of 1 million Gaia Gold, plus half a million Gaia Gold for each second place pick, and a quarter million Gaia Gold for each third place pick. Plus, all qualified entrants will receive a blue metallic travel mug from the Junk in the Trunk shop, only slightly stained with Carl's angry spittle!

For full details, visit the official contest thread:

Learn More

28 Cash Shop Sale: 30% off selected items for a limited time!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Sale: 30% off selected items for a limited time! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:29 pm

Let it never be said that celestial beings don't smile upon the people of Gaia: Mintaka and I have decided to thank everyone for their terrestrial hospitality by offering a massive sale on some of the finest items in the Cash Shop. These items will be 30% off until Monday!

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Fausto's Bottle Dreams and Nightmares: 1. Fausto's Bottle, Red Wing, Rogue Narok, Berserk Conjuror, SDPlus #253 Sandman 2. Faustine's Bottle, Lady Unicorn, Alruna's Rose, Crystal Guitar 3: Faust's Bottle, Compass of Seidh / Moga Huey: 4. Huey Monster Galaxy, Oriyon Doll, Wolf of Southtown / Lost Starseed: 5. Bunny Brigade, Severin's Advance, Mimple the Moga 6. Majoko Mariko Doll, Elpis Doll, Vivacenote, Severin's Advance, Skuzy the Moga 7. Hero's Manner, Zodiacal, Shibuya Nobody, The Case of Pietro, Turtlenie the Moga / Afternoon Tea Bundle: 8. Pistachio Macaron, Shepherdess de l'Agneau, Pious Cleric 9. Strawberry Charlotte, Henri the Poodle, Lady Unicorn, Stupendous Strawberry 10. Cherry Chocolate Clafouti, Sandman Doll, Ilmacchiato, Spring Groom 11. High Tea, Henri the Poodle, Courtly Coiffure, Thimble's Tea Party 12. Henri the Poodle, Cupcake Confection, Lyndexer's Journal, Princess Manner / Animated Item Bundle 2: 13. Rolling Rainstorm, Sweet Charming Blush, Autumn Waltz, Rainy Day, Crimson Valor, Path of the Orochi, Warlock School

Note: the list above shows which additional premium items were used to decorate these avatars; this is NOT a list of items contained inside each of the bundles.


Here's the full list of items we've got on sale:

Fausto's Bottle: Dreams and Nightmares
Lost Starseed
Moga Huey
Animated Item Bundle 2
Afternoon Tea Bundle
Pistachio Macaron
High Tea
Chocolate Cherry Clafouti
Strawberry Charlotte


You can find these items under the new "Sale" category in the Cash Shop! You'll find it under the "Show" dropdown menu. The sale ends on Monday, so you'd better be quick. After that, these items will be leaving the Cash Shop for good!

Visit the Cash Shop

29 Advance Chance: get a head start on August's CI!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Advance Chance: get a head start on August's CI! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:35 pm

It's that time again, ruthless businesspeople: we've giving you this month's exclusive shot at stepping over the weak with this month's Advance Chance! This box will give you nine shots at next month's Chance Item before everyone else!

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows! But you’ll get the first crack at it with the Advance Chance: on the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.

The next CI will be coming in the middle of next month, but you can start hoarding your investment treasures right away. Grab an Advance Chance now!

Visit the Cash Shop

29 EI Report: Le CarouselEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Le Carousel - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:01 pm

Time for some Evolving Item science! Our latest Rapid EI just keeps getting better. Check out this intriguing new evolution from Le Carousel:

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This week Le Carousel puts you in the role of a finely-costumed perfomer with all sorts of fancy antique garments, including some cute shoes and snazzy garters.


If you like the look of Le Carousel, be sure to stop by the Cash Shop and try it on. That's it for this week! Come back next time for more great updates, and be sure to stop by the weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like best.

Visit the Cash Shop

30 Cash Shop Update: Mythic Hero BundleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Mythic Hero Bundle - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:35 pm

Greetings, Gaians! Even in the midst of our massive sale, Rigel and I find ourselves overcome with an insatiable need for further values. We've just put a new bundle on the shelves, which contains four Cash Shop favorites and an exclusive, brand-new color variant.

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The Mythic Hero Bundle includes five items: Fraulein Marzen, Space Pirate, Lilac Finch, William the Playwright and the exclusive Comet Breaker, a new color variant of the classic Limit Breaker.


You can find the Mythic Hero Bundle in the Cash Shop. While you're there, you should also take a look at the new "Sale" category-- you can save 30% on a bunch of great items for a limited time!

Visit the Cash Shop

August Edit

02 Convention Tour: Gencon 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Gencon 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:29 pm

Gencon 2011: Indianapolis, Indiana

Where: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Variety Hour: August 4th 2011, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Capitol 3

Panel: August 5th 2011, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Capitol 3

Feedback Social: August 7th 2011, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Capitol 3


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. And be sure to stop by 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 – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

02 Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining! - admin Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:50 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt...dust clouds...aluminum...and burnt rubber cleats. That's right! It's another episode of the Gaians Gone Wild! softball team webcast. Cast aside your TV programming line-up for our "Tune in Tuesday"...the GGW! team is back for another riveting season of weekly softball games! Who needs overpaid actors and actresses when you can watch Gaia Staffers on the field playing for YOU? We're more worthy celebrity than them anyway...we just don't make as much money (Note to self: talk to Lanzer about the salary discrepancy.)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in this week! If you missed it, check out the recording! You’ll have your chance to meet various staff members playing their hardest, our awesome webcast team providing blow-by-blow plays. Remember to tune in next Tuesday for the next live game!

So what’re you waiting for? Check out the recording below!

WATCH NOW!!!

03 Frontier Skies Returns!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Frontier Skies Returns! - admin Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:17 pm

Last summer's epic airship adventure is now ready for another round! Do you have the guts to dust off your battered captain's hat, pick a not-too-helpful guide and venture once more into the moth-infested Frontier Skies?

Things are a little different this time around: you'll pay a little Gold to stock up on starting loot, then collect Tickets as a reward at the end-- the higher your score, the more Tickets you'll get.

Ready to face certain death yet again?

Voyage Onward!

04 Cookies!Edit

In the past few days, you may have been granted some mysterious Cookie items. We've been giving them out for a variety of things: getting popular threads, scoring lots of tips or even just showing up and hanging out. But why? Surprisingly, there's a method to our madness.

Sometimes, we have more ideas for projects than time to actually work on them. We thought polling our most active users about what they'd use the most would be the best way to figure out which features to build, and that's where cookies come in: we'll put together a list of potential features, and each Cookie you save up will let you make one vote on your favorite idea.

So save your Cookies up and use them wisely! Stay tuned next week for more info about how you can turn your hoarded sweets into cool new features.

04 New Bonus Item with $10 Cash Cards at Walmart!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Bonus Item with $10 Cash Cards at Walmart! - admin Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:45 pm

Attention, Walmart shoppers! There's a great new bonus item for anyone who dares purchase a $10 Gaia Cash card from America's most beloved monolith of misery and savings:


The Radio Jack Messenger Bag is a stylish accessory, guaranteed to contain all the feistiness of Radio Jack and all the utility of a premium-quality tote! No Radio Jacks were harmed in the making of this bag.

To find a Walmart near you, just visit their handy store locator:

Find a Walmart Near You

04 The Double Rainbow is leaving soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Double Rainbow is leaving soon! - [NPC] Ivan Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:15 pm

Urgent news, taxpayers! The prismatic splendor of the Double Rainbow will soon fade away! I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss out on a shot at one of these amazing, exclusive items:

If you want one last shot at one of the year's most popular items, you'd better grab one soon: it'll leave the Cash Shop on Monday, August 8!

Enter the Double Rainbow!

05 Cash Shop Update: New Animated Items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: New Animated Items! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:10 pm

Rigel and I have just restocked our shelves with another set of the rarest and most extraordinary of all treasures: Animated Items, which let you add some genuine magic and dazzle to your avatar. Behold:

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Musical notes drift placidly past your head with Music in the Air, perfect for musicians of all stripe, from bards to rockers to casual shower whistlers.

Strike a classic romantic drama pose with Sakura Breeze, which surrounds you with a gentle shower of cherry blossom petals.

A spirit of adventure follows you with Cruising Cumulus, which puts you against a fast-moving backdrop of wide open sky.

Or, you can get all of the above with Animated Item Bundle 3-- plus, you'll get an exclusive bonus: the twitchy and adorable Charcoal Curiosity.


Come visit us in the Gaia Cash Shop to purchase these fine items for yourself-- but you'd better not delay, because they'll only be available for a limited time.

Visit the Cash Shop

05 Canadians: Play Monster Galaxy on your iPhone or iPod Touch!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Canadians: Play Monster Galaxy on your iPhone or iPod Touch! - admin Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:01 pm

Good news for our northern neighbors! If you're a Canadian with an iPhone or iPod Touch, we've got an amazing surprise for you: you get to be among the first to play Monster Galaxy: The Zodiac Islands, Gaia's first iOS game!

Even if you've played Monster Galaxy on Facebook or Gaia, you'll still want to give this a try: it's a completely different game with a new story, all-new Mogas, action-packed gameplay and a strange new world to explore. We're really quite proud of it, and we know you're gonna love it.

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Oh, and it's free. As with the original Monster Galaxy, you can buy in-game items to help you along, but downloading and playing The Zodiac Islands won't cost a cent.

The worldwide release is coming soon! Why are Canadians getting it first? Because we love them, and all their wonderful snow and trees and Neil Youngs and Dan Aykroyds.


Go Canada!


You can discuss the game, or gloat about being Canadian, in our Monster Galaxy iOS forum.

05 Create a Comic: Get those entries in before Wednesday!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Create a Comic: Get those entries in before Wednesday! - admin Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:43 pm

You've only got a few days left to submit your entry in our Create a Comic Contest, made possible by Pixton! If you haven't given it a shot yet, better hurry: you've only got until Wednesday, August 10th.

In case you missed it, the theme of this contest is "Oh, SNAP!" So make sure some snappage is involved. As if the reward of creating a piece of art weren't enough, we're giving away some rad prizes:

Grand prize: $100 worth of Gaia Cash, a rare Red Miniwings item and a lifetime membership to Pixton+ (a $100 value)

Runner up: $50 worth of Gaia Cash, a rare Golden Laurels item and a 1-year Pixton+ membership (a $50 value)

5 honorable mentions: $30 worth of Gaia Cash and a 6-month Pixton+ membership (a $30 value).


We've also made it a little easier to share your creation with other Gaians. We've added some special Pixton Tags that let you embed your entry in a post thusly:

[pixton]url of your comic[/pixton]


It's a great way to build up hype for your entry before the public voting begins. Now go create a comic!

Create a Comic

05 EI Report: Le CarouselEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Le Carousel - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:45 pm

Welcome to the EI Report, kids! We've got one quick update this week, but it's a great one: our much-loved Rapid EI, Le Carousel, has another batch of classiness!

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This week in Le Carousel, the burlesque showgirls are ready to hit the stage for their first performance! Carousel owners can enjoy some smokey eyes and elegant hair.


You can grab Le Carousel for yourself over at the Gaia Cash Shop. Meanwhile, be sure to stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like the best. Goodnight, folks!

Get Your Evolving Items

08 Win a huge jackpot in the Posting for Millions contest!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Win a huge jackpot in the Posting for Millions contest! - admin Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:03 pm

Riches are once again within your reach! We're running another edition of our legendary Posting for Millions contest, which lets ordinary Gaians walk away with massive jackpots just for posting in the forums. We've been having a hard time giving away the loot since multiple people didn't claim their prize....will you let all that gold slip through your fingers too?

If you're ready to lead a significantly more extravagant lifestyle, just head over to our Posting for Millions contest, where we'll lay out all the details. Our current jackpot is sitting at a staggering 1,000,000 gold!!! Be sure to check it regularly, because you'll have to keep on your toes to win! We really, really want to give away this jackpot today!

TRY YOUR LUCK NOW!!!

09 Gaia Meet-Ups: Las Vegas, Nevada!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Meet-Ups: Las Vegas, Nevada! - DJ Helsing Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:54 pm

Meet Ups: Las Vegas, NV

When:

Saturday, August 13th, 3:00-6:00pm.

Where:

GameWorks
3785 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Ste. 010
Las Vegas, NV 89109


On August 13th, we'll be hitting up GameWorks on the Las Vegas Strip next to the MGM Grand in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada! Head on over and join us from 3:00PM to 6:00PM-- we'll be hosting a fun packed Meet Up, complete with plenty of free food, prizes, video game tournaments, a Cosplay contest and an exciting glimpse toward Gaia's future.

We’ll be hosting a special cosplay contest at the Meet Up, so be sure to come on down in your finest cosplay 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 Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Offline Events


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

09 AutoCash is Back!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement AutoCash is Back! - admin Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:43 pm

AutoCash is back! We hit a bit of a snag a while back when our provider was no longer able to support the service, but we're now working with Playspan to bring you all the same great value and more! Here's what you'll get for just $9.99 per month:

999 Gaia Cash every month
200 free bonus cash every month
10% off all Cash Shop purchases through December 31st, 2011
An exclusive bonus item every 3 months you stay signed up


In addition, we're offering a huge incentive to re-start your AutoCash subscription. If you were an AutoCash member before, you'll get an additional one-time bonus of 300 Gaia Cash for signing back up! (Non-scary fine print: this applies to returning customers only, and can only be claimed once.)

You can sign up now with either PayPal or a credit card.

Learn More

09 Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining! - admin Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:07 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt...dust clouds...aluminum...and burnt rubber cleats. That's right! It's another episode of the Gaians Gone Wild! softball team webcast. Cast aside your TV programming line-up for our "Tune in Tuesday"...the GGW! team is back for another riveting season of weekly softball games! Who needs overpaid actors and actresses when you can watch Gaia Staffers on the field playing for YOU? We're more worthy celebrity than them anyway...we just don't make as much money (Note to self: talk to Lanzer about the salary discrepancy.)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in this week! If you missed it, check out the recording! You’ll have your chance to meet various staff members playing their hardest, our awesome webcast team providing blow-by-blow plays. Remember to tune in next Tuesday for the next live game!

So what’re you waiting for? Check out the recording below!

WATCH NOW!!!!!

10 Study the Arcane Arts at Valefor Academy!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Study the Arcane Arts at Valefor Academy! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:21 pm

When I was a boy, it was my dream to become a mighty sorcerer. I was obsessed with getting admitted to the Valefor Academy, where the finest wizardry professors in the land teach the arcane arts to promising young students. But my mother talked some sense into me, and I studied accounting instead.

But I can't pretend there isn't still a little part of me that yearns to pursue the arcane arts. I'm a little old for sorcery, but maybe I can be a master alchemist, or a portly, bearded brewer of dwarven ales...

No! I'm way past changing careers—I've found my calling and I'm sticking to it. But it's not too late for you: you can still sign up for courses at Valefor Academy and live the life that I dreamed of. I've heard that if you impress the professors there, they often shower you with magical gifts, including Cash Shop favorites, valuable rarities and these Valefor-exclusive treasures.

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You can take one course at Valefor, but you'll get the most bang for your academic buck if you grab a bundle—that's good for nine go-rounds in the top magical institution of higher learning in the world!

Enroll in Valefor Academy

11 Global Gaians: vote for your favorites!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Global Gaians: vote for your favorites! - admin Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:38 pm

The Global Gaians contest has produced some fantastic results! Exciting entries have been pouring in from Gaians around the world-- we've seen plenty of funny, creative and occasionally bizarre images, and now it's time to choose the best ones. You can vote for your favorites until midnight Monday, August 15th-- don't miss your chance to pick the winners!

Head over to the contest thread to find out how to cast your votes.

Pick the Winners!

12 EI Report: Le CarouselEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Le Carousel - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:46 pm

Good afternoon, dedicated students of Evolving Item science! I'm your host, Dr. Singh, and this is your weekly round-up of all things evolving. This time, we've got the final evolution of a spectacular Rapid EI-- it's been killing it in the popularity rankings, so we know you're all excited for this one:

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1. Le Carousel, Angelic Manner, Scarlet Rose, Secret Retreat 2. Le Carousel 3. Le Carousel


Le Carousel reaches its amazing conclusion with a spectacular burlesque show and a ride on an endless carousel. You'll find some intricately detailed antique carousel horses, plus a whole new set of glorious burlesque fashions.


That's it for this week, friends. Remember to stop by our weekly EI poll to vote on your favorite item. Have a good weekend, everyone! Remember: you can grab Le Carousel and plenty of other great stuff in the Gaia Cash Shop.

Get Your Evolving Items

12 Create a Comic: Time to Vote!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Create a Comic: Time to Vote! - admin Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:57 pm

The Create a Comic Contest is now closed to entries. Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit a comic-- in the end, we had over 7,000 entries!

Now that the first round is over, it's time to vote for your favorites (or if you're proud of your own, it's time to strong-arm your friends into voting for yours). Your votes will determine the finalists, and a panel of Gaia staff judges will expertly pick the winners.

Remember, the stakes are high: we've got a bunch of amazing prizes lined up for the winners and runners-up.

Grand prize: $100 worth of Gaia Cash, a rare Red Miniwings item and a lifetime membership to Pixton+ (a $100 value)

Runner up: $50 worth of Gaia Cash, a rare Golden Laurels item and a 1-year Pixton+ membership (a $50 value)

5 honorable mentions: $30 worth of Gaia Cash and a 6-month Pixton+ membership (a $30 value).


One last note: your entries won't be saved on Pixton's servers after the contest is all over, so if you want to keep a copy of your comic, be sure to grab a screenshot or upgrade to Pixton+ to easily save the image. Now get out there and vote!

Vote Now!

15 August's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement August's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:39 pm

OMG OMG OMG! I can’t handle it! I might like literally die right now! The 15th came out of nowhere! Ahhhh!

August’s Monthly Collectibles reveal two sides of the same coin, the legendary Keymaster!

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Royal Keymaster comes in royal red and gold. Burning devotion is required to fiercely protect what lies behind the locked stone door.

Antique Keymaster is in elegant black and creme. A perpetual vigil is held in front of the other stone door, fulfilling the solemn duty of preventing catastrophe at all costs.

Each version includes a hooded cloak, an embroidered surcoat, boots, trousers, a belt of keys and a giant battle key.

These items are available this month only, so get them while they last!

Visit the Cash Shop

15 Outfit Shops: Now in Beta!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Outfit Shops: Now in Beta! - admin Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:51 pm

If you've got a flair for fashion, you can now spin it into some quick Gold by selling your custom-created outfits! We've just rolled out the beta version of our Outfit Shops feature, and while there are still some tweaks to be made, we think it's ready to check out.

Here's how it works: to sell an outfit, just visit the outfits section of your avatar dress-up page. You'll see a new "$" icon above each outfit-- click on it to set a price and list the outfit on the Marketplace. Note: sales of custom outfits will be subject to the usual 2% Marketplace tax.

To buy pre-made outfits from other Gaians, visit the Marketplace. You'll see a new banner announcing the feature, as well as a new space showcasing outfits at the bottom of the screen.

Since this feature is still in development, we'd love to hear your feedback. Just visit the outfits shop feedback thread to contribute your opinions and suggestions. We also have an updated FAQ on the first page for you to check out.

Shop for Outfits

16 New Games from Viximo: Backyard Monsters and Resort WorldEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Games from Viximo: Backyard Monsters and Resort World - admin Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:09 pm

As part of our ongoing evil effort to make Gaia more and more fun until everyone stops doing anything else, drops out of school, forgets to eat and wastes away into nothing, we've just added two excellent new games to our ever-growing lineup. We've teamed up with Viximo to bring you Gaia versions of two hit titles:

Backyard Monsters - Facebook's most popular real-time strategy game comes to Gaia! Raise an army of monsters, attack other Gaians and defend your land.

Resort World - This fun simulation lets you build and manage a fabulous island resort in the Caribbean Sea.


Best of all, you can play these hot titles right here on Gaia, against other Gaians, without even signing up on Facebook or anything, and we'll even give you a little bit of gold whenever you brag about your amazing exploits to your friends.

Play Now

16 Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining! - admin Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:38 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt...dust clouds...aluminum...and burnt rubber cleats. That's right! It's another episode of the Gaians Gone Wild! softball team webcast. Cast aside your TV programming line-up for our "Tune in Tuesday"...the GGW! team is back for another riveting season of weekly softball games! Who needs overpaid actors and actresses when you can watch Gaia Staffers on the field playing for YOU? We're more worthy celebrity than them anyway...we just don't make as much money (Note to self: talk to Lanzer about the salary discrepancy.)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in this week! If you missed it, check out the recording! You’ll have your chance to meet various staff members playing their hardest, our awesome webcast team providing blow-by-blow plays. Remember to tune in next Tuesday for the next live game!

So what’re you waiting for? Check out the recording below!

WATCH NOW!!!

17 The Back to School Special is here! Bonus Gaia Cash!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Back to School Special is here! Bonus Gaia Cash! - admin Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:44 pm

Dread the thought of going back to school? Well, fear not, returning students. Let us soothe your distraught minds with some bonus Gaia Cash!

From now until the end of August, for every Gaia Cash purchase of $19.99 and above, you will get an extra sweet 15% bonus.

All you need to do is make a purchase using Paypal, Credit Card, Gaia Cash Cards, or Mobile. And remember, you need to buy $19.99 or more in one transaction in order to receive the bonus.

Get Gaia Cash

17 Maintenance Tonight: 11:45pm - 12:00am PDTEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Maintenance Tonight: 11:45pm - 12:00am PDT - admin Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:02 pm

Hey, chaps:

We have to spend a little bit of quality tea-and-crumpets time with the servers tonight so that we can correct some problems that have bedeviled a number of users. As a result, we'll need to log everyone off the site from 11:45pm to 12:00am PDT. You will be logged out at 11:45pm, and you will not be able to log in for 15 minutes. We recommend in that time that you talk with loved ones and prepare some flavourful tea for when the site comes back up.

We apologize for the inconvenience! Your inventory and whatnot will be unaffected by the changes.

17 Cash Shop Update: Pistolera: StandoffEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Pistolera: Standoff - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:20 pm

Greetings, beloved Gaians! We have a special surprise for you all: Pistolera, one of the most popular Rapid EIs of last year has returned with guns blazing. We’re granting you a second chance to obtain this highly desirable item... or perhaps an even rarer one.

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1. Pistolera, Black King Doll, Silent Masquerade, Wizard's Grand Gala, Baine's Hunt 2. Pistolera's Revenge 3. Pistolera's Revenge, WIN Star, The Case of Pietro 4. Pistolera, Compass of Seidh, Sword King, Faust's Bottle


Most who pull the trigger with Pistolera: Standoff will gain Pistolera (4th generation) in all its gun-toting glory. However, a lucky few will get Pistolera's Revenge, a new recolored version!


Be quick on the draw and don't let the target escape your sight--you can find Pistolera: Standoff in the Gaia Cash Shop for a limited time.

Visit the Cash Shop

18 Item Alchemy Has Arrived!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Item Alchemy Has Arrived! - [NPC] Cresento Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:25 pm

Hmph. I suppose the great disadvantage to operating a business is that one is forced to deal with... ugh... the public. Let's make this quick.

Purely for my own profit, I have decided to offer my expertise in the field of alchemy with the common rabble (you). I will be opening my airship, The Bifrost, as a makeshift shop wherein I will sell powerful alchemical formulae and reagents.

With the proper ingredients and my help, competent alchemists will be able to convert these formulae into incredibly rare and valuable items:

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Rarities from the past!

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Strange new exclusives!

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Long-awaited treasures!

I must warn you, however, that crafting these items requires a delicate touch and considerable experience. You can't simply jump in and create angelic wings on the first attempt—to produce the finest items, you'll need to hone your alchemy skills, tolerate failure and likely spend an outrageous amount of Gold.

But before you accuse me of greed, allow me to present a small gift to my potential customers: click here for a free alchemy starter kit, which will give you a few basic components to help you get started.

But before you blow yourself up with amateur fumblings, it would greatly behoove you to study the basic principles of alchemy. Please do so, or you risk wasting my time:

Learn About Alchemy


P.S. - My witless acquaintance Nicolae will assist me in this venture. Please refrain from engaging him in conversation unless you have a high threshold for tolerating boorishness.

19 An invitation to Gaia's 2011 User-Run Ball!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement An invitation to Gaia's 2011 User-Run Ball! - admin Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:35 pm

Gaians, a special occasion is upon us! It’s time for the 9th Annual User-Run Ball! Every year, a passionate group of Gaians throws an expansive role-playing extravaganza. This event is planned, promoted, and hosted entirely by your fellow Gaians.

2011’s fantastical ball is going on right now! It’s the perfect venue to dress in your finest, socialize with beautiful Gaians, and participate in games and contests with the chance to get some fabulous prizes!

To find out more about the theme of this year's event and the history of the user-run ball, check out this thread:

More Info


To join the event now, head to this forum:

Attend the ball!

19 Monster Galaxy: much better than ever!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Monster Galaxy: much better than ever! - [NPC] Nova Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:07 pm

Hey Gaians! Monster Galaxy has been getting some pretty awesome updates lately. If you tried Moga taming before but didn't think it was for you, now's a good time to give it another chance-- at the very least, you'll earn a little Gaia Gold every time you use a Bonus Attack. If you're an experienced tamer, that's even better; PvP and Evolution will reward your dedication.


Play with your avatar

When you play on Gaia, your avatar will appear with your Mogas to command them in battle. You'll look cool and make millions of avatarless Facebook players jealous.

PvP

You can now battle against your friends in PvP battles to see who's team is the best. When you beat your friends, you'll get double XP, making it much easier to level up and catch more Mogas. You'll also see your avatar here:

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Evolution

At last, Mogas can evolve! When you collect multiples of a single type of monster you can combine them with evolution potions into a mightier version. Not all Mogas can evolve yet, but we're adding more every week. You can see here how a few cuddly Chuuchillas can combine into the fierce Chuuzilla:

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August's Chance Moga: Dead Heat and Valgore

Like Chance Items on Gaia, Monster Galaxy now offers the opportunity to get lucky and score beastly prizes. This month, you can get dragon traps from the Sky Cats and go after three new dragons, including Valgore and Dead Heat:

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More stuff is on the way, including new maps, more prizes and more evolutions. And as always, you can get a much better conversion rate on Moga Cash by buying with Gaia Cash than when you use FB Credits. Hopefully I'll see you out on the trail!

Play Monster Galaxy

19 EI Report: Zodiacal and Master AlchemistEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Zodiacal and Master Alchemist - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:14 pm

Ready for a quick science update, EI fans? We've got a fantastic update to Zodiacal, the long-running EI that tackles the mysteries of astrology, and a new Rapid EI, Master Alchemist. Let's see how the mysteries of the universe are affecting us this week:

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Zodiacal moves to the sign of the proper, practical and perfectionist Virgo. Creative and delicate, Virgos are reserved and shy, often withdrawing and suppressing their true feelings. Despite their lack of outward feeling, Virgo hides an astonishing intelligence and ingenuity, and they can be meticulous to a fault.

Every Master Alchemist begins as a lowly apprentice. This week, an aspiring student finds a scroll containing arcane recipes. The first experiments succeed, but the road to being a Master Alchemist is never easy; who knows what the future holds for this occult acolyte!


You can grab Zodiacal, Master Alchemist and many great items in the Gaia Cash Shop. Go browse around-- I'm sure those friendly celestial beings will be glad to see you. And be sure to vote in our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best. Have a great weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items

22 Cash Shop Cleanup: a bunch of great items are leaving soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Cleanup: a bunch of great items are leaving soon! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:19 pm

Greetings, Gaian beings! We've got a bunch of great new items coming to the Cash Shop soon. To clear off some shelf space for the new merchandise, we'll be retiring the following items soon:

  • Anthem of Hope
  • Mythic Hero Bundle
  • Crimson Valor
  • Leocorn
  • Radiant Courage
  • Crest of the Brave Bundle
  • Astra XIII: Music in the Air
  • Astra XIV: Sakura Breeze
  • Astra XV: Cruising Cumulus
  • Animated Item Bundle 3
  • Summon Cherry Fluff
  • Summon Crystal Fluff
  • Summon Grass Fluff
  • Summon Sandtrap Fluff
  • zOMG! Fluff Bundle 2
  • Le Carousel
  • Mystery of the Stolen Sapphires
  • Catastrophe!
  • The Watchmaker


If you'd like to grab any of these items before they're gone, you'd better act soon. They'll be leaving the shelves on Friday, August 26!

Visit the Cash Shop

23 Summer Event Part 2: Pie Hard with a VengeanceEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Summer Event Part 2: Pie Hard with a Vengeance - [NPC] Rina Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:22 pm

Yeesh! When I first started this pie-eating contest, I never thought it would cause so much drama and craziness. The final round is about to start, and I'm a little nervous-- we have six finalists left, and they're all deadly serious about eating pie.

Since we’re at the final round, things will be a little different. There will be more items, more fun and way more pie drama! First, you’ll have to pick your favorite finalist and stick with your choice. Then, you can head to the event forum and take part in a massive pie fight. Throwing pies at other Gaians will earn you points; you can use these points to cheer your favorite contestant or boo your enemies. Your cheers and boos will mean the difference between pie-eating glory and queasy defeat!

Oh... and I wouldn't be surprised if contestants from the past came back and caused a little trouble. Watch out!

You can find out more about how to play in this thread. Once you're ready to join the fun, head over to the event page; you'll find links to the forum, a new manga update, and a new hangout space where you can chat with friends and hurl some pies.

Pie Hard!

23 Convention Tour: Fan Expo 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Fan Expo 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:41 pm

Fan Expo 2011: Toronto, Canada

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada

Variety Hour: August 26th 2011, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Panel Room 707

Panel: August 27th 2011, 11:00am – 12:00pm Panel Room 707

Feedback Social: August 28th 2011, 12:00pm – 1:00pm Panel Room 707


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and a glimpse at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by 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 – an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and award some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

23 Advance Chance: Get a head start on September's CI!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Advance Chance: Get a head start on September's CI! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:39 pm

Hello, all you cutthroat investors: once again, we’re giving you a leg up over the masses with this month’s Advance Chance! You’ll get a running start at next month’s Chance Item before anyone else can reach for their wallet.

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows! But you’ll get the first crack at it with the Advance Chance: on the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


The upcoming CI will be revealed in the middle of next month, but you can start snatching up these shiny investment eggs right now. Grab an Advance Chance today!

Visit the Cash Shop

23 Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining! - admin Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:33 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt...dust clouds...aluminum...and burnt rubber cleats. That's right! It's another episode of the Gaians Gone Wild! softball team webcast. Cast aside your TV programming line-up for our "Tune in Tuesday"...the GGW! team is back for another riveting season of weekly softball games! Who needs overpaid actors and actresses when you can watch Gaia Staffers on the field playing for YOU? We're more worthy celebrity than them anyway...we just don't make as much money (Note to self: talk to Lanzer about the salary discrepancy.)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in this week! If you missed it, check out the recording! You’ll have your chance to meet various staff members playing their hardest, our awesome webcast team providing blow-by-blow plays. Remember to tune in next Tuesday for the next live game!

So what’re you waiting for? Check out the recording below!

WATCH NOW!!!

24 Cash Shop Update: Lost Starseed IIEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Lost Starseed II - [NPC] Nova Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:35 pm

Look alive, Moga Rangers! We've discovered another Lost Starseed among some ancient ruins, and we're looking for some dedicated Tamers to crack it open and see what bursts out—something extraordinary, surely!

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When you open Lost Starseed II, you'll get one of a dozen friendly Moga pals: Chuuzilla, Flam, Sweetish, Lepus, Mushi, Martini, Pengoo, Melodee, Lumo, Pwee, Burger, or Ie. If you're super lucky—or unlucky, since he's the worst guy—you might even wind up with Skylar the Awesome!


Lost Starseed II will be available for a limited time, so don't miss out! If you want to get your mitts on this thing, you'll have to pop over to the Gaia Cash Shop. Tell 'em Nova sent you!

Visit the Cash Shop

26 Create a Comic: Here There Be Winners!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Create a Comic: Here There Be Winners! - admin Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:21 pm

The Create a Comic contest, powered by Pixton, is now at an end!

We received tons of great entries and some passionate voting from the community, but now it's time for the big reveal. Our robe-clad panel of judges has convened in the secret stone crypts beneath Gaia HQ, and after much ominous chanting and giggling, the final winners have been chosen. Here they are:

Grand Prize:

Gaia's Worst Dating Service Videos 2 by Dominatrix Dita


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Click for big version!


First Runner-Up:

SNAPARTY by Joy Grim


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Click for big version!


Honorable Mentions:

Talents by Bitchboots
Fear the Patronus by Grazchan
Flying Dates by Cecily Cambell of Housman
Not Old Spice, Ancient Seasoning by Kyos_girl_4_ever
Birth of the Nyan Cat by Spock son of Sarek


Thanks for all the wonderful entries! We had many a hearty chortle while choosing the winners, and the creativity (and dirty, dirty minds) of our community never ceases to impress us.

How did you like this contest? Was it fun, or a flop? Please let us know in the feedback thread

Reminder: these entries won't stay on the Pixton site forever, so remember to grab a screencap of your comic if you want to save it! You can also save images much more easily by upgrading to Pixton+ for $1.99.

26 EI Report: Sainte Ciel, Master AlchemistEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Sainte Ciel, Master Alchemist - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:14 pm

Snap out of your Friday stupor, appreciators of science! Not only do we have a great update to last week's new Rapid EI, we've got an entirely new one! Let's lean in for a peek:

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Our Master Alchemist opens the scroll to see what sort of recipe he's found-- wow, it's a tough one! He should probably start with something easier, but... nah. Time to get his exploring gear on, because he'll need a few components before he can even attempt this high-level recipe.

New! When you first find Sainte Ciel, you'll be given a choice of two versions of this Rapid EI: Sainte Ciel: Agape and Sainte Ciel: Eros. Ciel is a beautiful young sister who spends her days ensconced in a convent, quietly praying. She is gentle and kind, but her past is shrouded in mystery. When news of Princess Rosamund's kidnapping reaches the convent, Ciel spends many sleepless nights praying for the princess' safety, lighting candles in the empty sanctuary... what could inspire such unrelenting devotion?


Do I detect hints of forbidden convent love? Picante! To pick up one of these items for yourself, just head over to the Gaia Cash Shop. And while you've still got EIs on the brain, stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know which ones you like the best. Bye bye, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

26 Exclusive Gaia Offers Bonus Item: Peacock Feather Fan!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Exclusive Gaia Offers Bonus Item: Peacock Feather Fan! - admin Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:50 pm

Low on Gaia Cash? Gaia Offers are a fast and easy way to rake in the bucks by doing simple stuff such as taking surveys, watching videos or rescuing an adorable kitten from a tall tree. Today, we're welcoming a new offers provider to the site-- Matomy! Matomy will be providing new sponsored offers that cover a variety of territories, including Latin America and Europe.

And right now, if you complete any offer worth 100 Gaia Cash or more, you’ll receive a free Peacock Feather Fan! This bonus item is limited to one per person, so get ‘em while you can!

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Discover the many ways to earn Gaia Cash now by checking out our offers:

Earn Gaia Cash Now


Share tips and tricks with other offer hounds in our Sponsored Offers Forum:

Visit the Offers Forum

29 Pie Hard with a Vengeance: It's Almost Over!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Pie Hard with a Vengeance: It's Almost Over! - [NPC] Rina Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:37 pm

Oh my gosh! This pie-eating contest is getting pretty brutal... there's only one day left, and all the contestants are teetering on the brink of barfy ruin after so many solid days and nights of pie.

The only thing keeping them going at this point is the cheers of their fans. If you want to give your favorite contestant one last burst of energy, now's your chance-- the winning team gets an exclusive item, so the stakes are high. Also, that weird Diedrich cloney thing has been popping up a little more often lately, so if you're still looking for it, keep at it.

It'll all be over after tomorrow night, so get back in there and Pie Hard!

Pie Hard!

29 Alchemy UpdateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Alchemy Update - admin Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:31 pm

We've been talking with users and getting a lot of feedback about alchemy, and as a result we wanted to announce some changes (with more explanation below, for those interested in the details).

Creating a FAQ. We're creating a FAQ that will answer some common questions and gives some tips and hints for leveling up. We'll be adding / editing to the FAQ this week.

Adding A New Low Level Formula. We have increased drop rates for all gift containers, as they are critical to alchemy, but there are not enough out there right now. In order to kickstart the alchemy economy and make it cheaper for low-level formulas, we are adding a formula to the alchemy shop that will allow you to convert common items, farmable on the site, into Golden Giftboxes. This formula will have an expiration of 9/15, and after that date it will vanish from your inventory. (We may extend the date if necessary to get the price of Golden giftboxes to the right level). The new formula should be available tomorrow (for gold).

Adding Alternate Options to Formulas. We're still in the balancing stages, and are looking at the upper-level formulas. We will edit the formula and/or add alternate paths to the formulas in order to give them an appropriate difficulty level.

Secondary notes:

Marketplace disruptions. Due to the new formula, you will find that the price of some common components will jump up rapidly concurrently with a decreasing price of Golden Giftboxes. The prices of the common components will fall again, but it will remain high for a few weeks while people try out alchemy. This marketplace disruption will happen as soon as the new formula is available.

You will not be able to get to level 10 right now. Not all the formulas have been discovered, and many of the components are created by other formulas. The path to level 10 is as much a community effort as anything else, as the right paths will have to be discovered.

At early levels, alchemy is not a way to make gold. Any low-level formula will end up costing more to create than to buy on the marketplace due to marketplace dynamics, especially at first.

Keep an eye on the Alchemy forum. A number of users are working on really good guides, and these are important to read if you're trying to find the easiest way to level up.

29 Cash Shop Update: Demon HuntersEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Demon Hunters - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:51 pm

Much as Rigel and I love your Gaia, we know that there's much evil lurking in the dark underbelly of your world. Though we're beings of light, we harbor a healthy curiosity about the grim and morbid side; today, we bring you a suite of items inspired by our research into the world of professional demon hunting.

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Triste's Rapture is a tribute to a legendary force of elite demon hunters. It includes a polished suit of blue and white armor, an enchanted sword and a flowing mane of blonde hair.

The Nightwalker prefers to hunt solo, dispatching demons with his own dark and sometimes cruel methods. Nightwalker's Reprisal includes his distinctive armor, platinum hair and horrifying scythe of blood.

Peginni the Penguin may be cute, but his demon blood runs red with mayhem. Inside his pouch hides an impressive and explosive arsenal.

The Demon Hunter Bundle includes all of the items above, plus the elusive quarry of the hunt: the Demon's Vassal, which includes a black collar, a demonic tail, silvery hair ribbons and some ominous black-feathered pigtails.


Think you've got what it takes to hunt down the unholy children of hades? You can purchase these dark relics for a limited time in the Gaia Cash Shop. See you there!

Visit the Cash Shop

30 Convention Tour: Sac Anime Summer 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Sac Anime Summer 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:24 pm

Sac Anime Summer 2011: Sacramento, California

Where: Radisson Hotel Sacramento, Sacramento, California

Variety Hour: September 2nd 2011, 3:00pm – 4:00pm Main Events

Panel: September 3rd 2011, 3:00pm – 5:00pm Panel Room


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and glimpses at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by 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, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

30 Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining! - admin Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:14 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt...dust clouds...aluminum...and burnt rubber cleats. That's right! It's another episode of the Gaians Gone Wild! softball team webcast. Cast aside your TV programming line-up for our "Tune in Tuesday"...the GGW! team is back for another riveting season of weekly softball games! Who needs overpaid actors and actresses when you can watch Gaia Staffers on the field playing for YOU? We're more worthy celebrity than them anyway...we just don't make as much money (Note to self: talk to Lanzer about the salary discrepancy.)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in this week! If you missed it, check out the recording! You’ll have your chance to meet various staff members playing their hardest, our awesome webcast team providing blow-by-blow plays. Remember to tune in next Tuesday for the next live game!

So what’re you waiting for? Check out the recording below!

WATCH NOW!!!

31 Pie Hard with a Vengeance: It's All Over!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Pie Hard with a Vengeance: It's All Over! - [NPC] Rina Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:36 pm

Whew! It was a pretty exhausting pastry ordeal for me, but Pie Hard with a Vengeance is over! Rufus and Ian clung to their early lead till the bitter end-- I guess people just found it too sad to boo an adorable pie-eating kitty. Everyone who signed up for team Ian will get a victory prize, and those who backed other contestants will get a slightly less victorious reward.

Here's how the rest of the contestants placed:

2. Louie
3. Stein
4. Kanoko
5. Diedrich
6. Carl


Big thanks to everyone who cheered, booed, threw pies or just hung around to enjoy the contest! To grab your winning item (or your not-so-winning item), head to the event homepage:

Get Your Final Item

31 Ivan's Surplus: Get Common Items From Past CIs!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Ivan's Surplus: Get Common Items From Past CIs! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:24 pm

Bibbles and I have been battling a wicked bout of insomnia lately. Whenever we try to sleep, we toss and turn thinking about all the poorly-filed personal receipts and unclosed tax loopholes out there in the world... it's horrifying, even to a cat!

Last night, I decided to make myself useful. I still had a bunch of surplus boxes of common items from old CIs lying around, and I heard they're in high demand lately due to Cresento's new Alchemy shop. I thought, Why not box them up for sale? I'll can give all the proceeds to the Gaian Revenue Service to mitigate the fiscal damage caused by irregularities in the tax code! I'm a saint!

So, here it is: Ivan's Surplus! Crack open one of these tastefully decorated cardboard packages to find a common but useful item from the past. Here are some of the things you might get.

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I'll be selling these puppies for just 99 Gaia Cash! Grab one today—I've got only enough to last a few days, so you'd better get this before Monday, September 5!

Visit the Cash Shop

September Edit

01 Valefor Academy will soon close its doors!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Valefor Academy will soon close its doors! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:32 pm

Valefor Academy’s classes are soon coming to an end. As a child, I dreamt of attending a magical school filled with strange spells and wizardly duels... it's too late for me, but I'd hate to see you miss your chance!

It’s not too late for you to enroll; you still have a chance at all the rewards of a prestigious magical education, like Cash Shop favorites, valuable rarities and these Valefor-exclusive treasures:

Valefor Academy is still accepting last-minute pupils, so enroll while you can! You'd better hurry: after September 5, the school will close its doors on your dreams of higher magical learning, just like they did on mine so long ago.

Enroll in Valefor Academy

02 Monster Galaxy: The Zodiac Islands is now in the App Store!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Monster Galaxy: The Zodiac Islands is now in the App Store! - admin Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:38 pm

Got an iPhone or an iPod Touch? Monster Galaxy: The Zodiac Islands is now available worldwide in the App Store!

Our very first iOS game takes the best stuff about Monster Galaxy-- strategic battling, a strange new world to explore, tons of weird monsters-- and makes it even better. The Zodiac Islands features a completely new world, all-new monsters, new characters and overhauled gameplay with more emphasis on skill and timing.

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Oh, and it's free! As with the original Monster Galaxy, you can buy in-game items to help you along, but downloading and playing The Zodiac Islands won't cost a cent. Go get it now, iDevice owners! And if you love it (which we really think you will), please help us out by rating it five stars or writing a review!


Check it Out!


You can share your Zodiac Island tips and tricks in our Monster Galaxy iOS forum.

02 EI Report: Sainte Ciel, Master AlchemistEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Sainte Ciel, Master Alchemist - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:33 pm

Time to catch up on all the latest EI science, friends! We've got two items evolving today, though it's really more like three, since Sainte Ciel branched off into two different paths. Let's check it out:

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Having successfully gathered all the necessary ingredients, our Master Alchemist returned to complete the difficult formula. Time to put on some appropriate alchemy garb and get started...

This week in the Sainte Ciel: Agape path, Sister Ciel received a letter from Rosamund's father, the king, asking Ciel to once again take up her sword and rescue the princess from the clutches of the evil and mysterious Mephiste. Could it be that Ciel has a secret past as a warrior? Along with the Paladin's Crest, Ciel arms herself with a shining silver sword, and with it, cuts off her flowing hair as a sign of selfless devotion.

Meanwhile, Sainte Ciel: Eros receives a cryptic message from the stolen princess-- her own rose signet ring and a lock of her hair. Such an intimate parcel can only mean that Rosamund wishes for Ciel alone to rescue her. Ciel braids the scarlet curls into her own, that token of Rosamund's affection filling her with determination and ardor. She will take up her ebony blade and rescue the princess from her captor, no matter what the cost may be.


That's all for this week! If this report has piqued your interest, you can head to the Cash Shop to grab one of these ever-changing wonders for yourself. And if you've already got 'em, you can drop by our weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like best. Have a great weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items

05 Win a Nintendo Wii courtesy of Viz Media!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Win a Nintendo Wii courtesy of Viz Media! - DJ Helsing Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:42 pm

Gaia is teaming up with Viz Media to celebrate the launch of the Viz Media iPhone App-- we'll be giving one lucky Gaian a Nintendo Wii! Want a crack at winning it, all you have to do is swing by the official contest thread and tell us what your favorite Viz Media manga is and why. We'll randomly select a lucky winner and send them their shiny new Wii!

Enter to Win


For those of you manga fans who have a iPhone, be sure to stop by the App Store and pick up the free Via Media App.

Visit the App Store

05 Win a huge jackpot in the Posting for Millions contest!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Win a huge jackpot in the Posting for Millions contest! - admin Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:26 pm

Riches are once again within your reach! We're running another edition of our legendary Posting for Millions contest, which lets ordinary Gaians walk away with massive jackpots just for posting in the forums. We've been having a hard time giving away the loot since multiple people didn't claim their prize....will you let all that gold slip through your fingers too?

If you're ready to lead a significantly more extravagant lifestyle, just head over to our Posting for Millions contest, where we'll lay out all the details. This will be our final drawing!!! Just for this we have bumped the jackpot up to 2,000,000 gold!!! Will you be able to claim the final Posting for Millions jackpot? Check back tomorrow (September 6, 2011) to see if you are a winner!

TRY YOUR LUCK NOW!!!

06 Gold Shop Update: Back to SchoolEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Back to School - [NPC] Edmund Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:07 pm

Greetings! I just received a shipment of back to school essentials at H&R Wesley. I've always thought of education as the springboard to achieving one's dreams, and with my selection of uniforms and accessories you can reach your educational ambitions in style and comfort. I've got a cornucopia of young people's fashions: preppy, punk, traditional uniforms and more!

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To recharge between classes, swing by the Buttercup Cafe. Rina has cooked up some delicious bento box lunches to provide fuel for your body and mind.

Prize and Joy also has some great new items to celebrate back to school. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, or so they say-- I don't believe my constant mental labors have made me any less delightful. When you need a break, swing by Prize and Joy to decompress from those strenuous hours of studying and win some fresh prizes.

Start the school year looking your best! Visit my shop to choose from a variety of outfits and pick up the right look for you.

Go Shopping

06 Aquarium & Alchemy Update: Prince EnkiEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Aquarium & Alchemy Update: Prince Enki - [NPC] Mirai and Barrett Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:40 pm

Barrett and I have some fantastic news for alchemists and... uh, aquariasts. You may remember a merman named Prince Enki from his role in Poseidon's Legacy. Now, you can have his royal presence floating around in your tank!


Keep a close eye on Prince Enki during games of Booty Grab, because he's got an interesting power: there's a chance he'll drop a box of exclusive alchemy components and formulas. And, if you're an Enki owner who keeps a happy and well-maintained tank, our aquatic prince might just give you this special box once in a while, too!

And a special (and mostly unrelated) note for alchemists: I've also heard tell that there are some cool new items over in The Bifrost. Some of them involve zOMG! items, while other are just random stuff created from existing components. Be sure to go check it out... but watch out for Cresento, he's quite a prickly fellow.

To get a shot at this majestic merman and his rare alchemic powers, visit us at Phin Phang today!

Visit Phin Phang

06 Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining! - admin Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:39 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt...dust clouds...aluminum...and burnt rubber cleats. That's right! It's another episode of the Gaians Gone Wild! softball team webcast. Cast aside your TV programming line-up for our "Tune in Tuesday"...the GGW! team is back for another riveting season of weekly softball games! Who needs overpaid actors and actresses when you can watch Gaia Staffers on the field playing for YOU? We're more worthy celebrity than them anyway...we just don't make as much money (Note to self: talk to Lanzer about the salary discrepancy.)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in this week! If you missed it, check out the recording! You’ll have your chance to meet various staff members playing their hardest, our awesome webcast team providing blow-by-blow plays. Remember to tune in next Tuesday for the next live game!

So what’re you waiting for? Check out the recording below!

WATCH NOW!!!

07 Fly Away to Neverland!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Fly Away to Neverland! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:06 pm

When I was a kid, one of my favorite bed-time stories was Neverland. You know the one, right? It's about a girl named Wendy whose parents go out for a night at Gaia Cinemas. While they're gone, Wendy is whisked away to a Dref Dur by Peter, a flying scamp who refuses to grow up. She meets all kinds of characters there—Peter's gang, his sidekick Tink and the fiendish air pirate Hook.

It's a story as timeless as its hero—give it a re-reading, and you could pick up heart-wrenching lessons about mortality and these exclusive items

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Neverland is the kind of tale that rewards multiple reads, so pick up a bundle to save some Cash. Even if you don't get what you're after from the tale, you should hang onto your rewards—you can use them with Item Alchemy to craft yourself another shot! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to dive between its covers to rekindle the fanciful spirit of little Ivan, who dreamed he could audit the world.

Fly Away to Neverland!

09 EI Report: Sainte Ciel, Master AlchemistEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Sainte Ciel, Master Alchemist - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:38 pm

It’s that time again, my beloved science geeks. Much progress has been made with these evolving items since we last checked on them-- in fact, one of our items is reaching its thrilling finale this week! Let’s take a look-see: User Image

The Master Alchemist has reached his final stage! Amazingly, he was able to craft the formula he found successfully! Well, he had imagined the wings would be bigger, but he can't be too disappointed for his first time. The crafting has transformed him and he feels strangely more powerful. An alchemical mark has appeared above one eye and the tips of his hair have changed color. He feels very hopeful for the future....

This week we saw Sainte Ciel set out on her noble journey, donning the shimmering armor of her true profession-- a magnificent hero! An armored skirt compliments shining heeled boots. And, depending on Ciel's path, she further outfits herself in puffed armored sleeves or the crest of a warrior. But the breastplate doesn't offer much... protection? No matter! The power of love is all Ciel needs to rescue her sweet princess.


Looks like that’s all the data for this week’s report! If you want to get some hands-on experience with these captivating treasures, you can find them at the Cash Shop. And if these EIs are already in your hands, you can vote for which items you like best at our weekly EI poll. See you next week, friends!

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13 Cash Shop Update: Custom CutEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Custom Cut - [NPC] Dr. Singh Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:41 pm

Boy, do I have a scoop for you, my trendy science fanatics: we've got a fashionable new Rapid EI hitting the shelves today! As an avid viewer of reality programming and a near-constant wearer of clothes, I'm definitely gonna be glued to this one till the season finale.

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Luka LaGrand is fresh out of fashion school and dreams about becoming the next big fashion designer. So when an opportunity arises to promote himself and his clothing line in a new reality show called Custom Cut, he eagerly jumps at the chance. Can he make it past the first cut and become the final winner?


To get in on Custom Cut right from the start, head to the Gaia Cash Shop and pick one up. See you Friday, science lovers!

Visit the Cash Shop

13 Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining! - admin Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:57 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt...dust clouds...aluminum...and burnt rubber cleats. That's right! It's another episode of the Gaians Gone Wild! softball team webcast. Cast aside your TV programming line-up for our "Tune in Tuesday"...the GGW! team is back for another riveting season of weekly softball games! Who needs overpaid actors and actresses when you can watch Gaia Staffers on the field playing for YOU? We're more worthy celebrity than them anyway...we just don't make as much money (Note to self: talk to Lanzer about the salary discrepancy.)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in this week! If you missed it, check out the recording! You’ll have your chance to meet various staff members playing their hardest, our awesome webcast team providing blow-by-blow plays. Remember to tune in next Tuesday for the next live game!

So what’re you waiting for? Check out the recording below!

WATCH NOW!!!

14 New Game from Viximo: Majongg DimensionsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Game from Viximo: Majongg Dimensions - admin Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:55 pm

Here comes the next phase in our devious plan to take over the world through addictive online gaming: we've got a new game from Viximo, the folks that brought you Backyard Monsters and Resort World. This time, they're going straight for our brains with a mind-crushing puzzler!

Majongg Dimensions takes the classic tile matching game and turns it into a spinning block of 3D puzzling. Race against the clock by matching symbols on all sides of the cube to drill down to the center-- the faster you go, the more points you get!


Do you have the mental skill to navigate this confounding challenge? Give it a try-- you can play it right here on Gaia, without signing up for Facebook or anything!

Play Now

14 Guild Chats: Just What They Sound Like!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Guild Chats: Just What They Sound Like! - admin Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:19 pm

Hot on the heels of Friend Chats, we've got a new way to hang out with your best pals while leaving the rabble clamoring behind a velvet rope.

Guild Chats bring the same concept to your guild, so you can hold all your important Twilight Book Club meetings in a live, invite-only environment. Best of all, after you pay the hefty but reasonable one-time setup fee of 100,000 Gold (we recommend shaking down your guild's members for contributions), your Guild Chat will be open forever!

You'll have to be a guild leader to buy a room. Just head to your guild's moderator panel and select "Buy Guild Chat Space," select your background and start chatting!

15 September's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement September's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:57 pm

Sweet Baby Gaia! The Monthly Collectibles are heeeere! This is like totally life-changing! Nothing will ever be the same again!

September’s Monthly Collectibles offer a misunderstood misfit and a leather-clad ruffian...

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The Black Sheep is dressed for comfort in black curly hair, wool mantle, fluffy legwarmers and cuffs with a matching pet sheep!

Maleficent Seven is always looking to stick it to the man! He’s definitely up to no good with streaked hair, a mess of belts, overly-studded boots, a sexy belt-and-choker top, menacing gloves, and pridefully popped-collar jacket.

These items are available this month only, so get them while they last!

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16 zOMG! - Dead Man's Shadow is coming soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement zOMG! - Dead Man's Shadow is coming soon! - admin Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:27 pm

Deep beneath the mountains of the Von Helson manor lies an underground vampire lair known as Dead Man's Shadow. Few know what dangers lurk within-- it's protected by a powerful curse that prevents nosy adventurers from entering.

For those willing to face unknown dangers, the Bloodstone Amulet will lift the dark curse and allow intrepid travelers to enter Dead Man's Shadow. Though the area is still closed, the amulet will activate sometime in the next few weeks and allow the bearer to get a head start at exploring the area.


You can grab a Bloodstone Amulet now in the Cash Shop. It's available at a discounted price for a limited time, so don't delay!

Visit the Cash Shop


But there may be a way for everyone to explore Dead Man's Shadow: if the Gaia community comes together as one to perform positive deeds, the the curse will be temporarily lifted, and all Gaians will be able to freely enter the area for three days. These good deeds include things like making Bloodstone Amulets available on the Marketplace, posting in the zOMG! forum, and bringing heroic new players to register for the game through zomg.com. If enough good deeds are performed, the curse may even be lifted permanently.

To track the community's progress, visit the zOMG! forum.

In other zOMG! news, Buccaneer Boardwalk is now free and open to everyone. Get back in the game now to explore these thrilling new territories!

16 EI Report: Sainte Ciel, Custom Cut, The Case of PietroEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Sainte Ciel, Custom Cut, The Case of Pietro - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:33 pm

Happy Friday, my scientists in training! This report is filled with mystery, suspense and a shocking conclusion for one of the items. Brace yourself for a surprising twist:

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Sainte Ciel: Agape: At long last, Ciel stormed into Mephiste's enigmatic black lair, the light of love guiding her through the darkness... but Mephiste had no intention of letting the little princess escape alive. As a cursed rose shot out of the shadows, Ciel pushed Rosamund away, allowing her own heart to be pierced. Holy light filled the chamber and Mephiste fled from its purity. The princess was finally safe-- but at a great price. Weeping, Rosamund gave one last kiss to Ciel's lips, softly smiling, but already cold. "Your sacrifice shall not be in vain," the princess vowed, and with Ciel's holy blade, cut off her long curls. "I will fight the darkness in your memory, my Sainte Ciel."


Sainte Ciel: Eros: With the thrill of victory burning in her bosom, Ciel raced to her beloved princess's aid. But what was this? The princess was alone and unharmed. In fact, she seemed to have made herself at home in Mephiste's keep... "My sweet Ciel," she cooed, "You have done so well. Now, with your sword and my magic, we will at last rule this land..." As Rosamund wrapped her arms around her, Ciel sensed for a moment the dark spirit lurking behind the princess's eyes, but a sinister spell quickly enveloped her senses in a sweet haze...Ciel smiled. "Yes, my princess and I...Together...Forever..."

Uh oh, both sad endings! But at least they wore fabulous clothes...

For their first challenge on Custom Cut, the contestants are told they have to reinvent the classic sweater. Luka finds this challenge very fitting because when he was a young boy, the first piece of clothing he ever designed was a sweater. His precious design is now full of holes and held together by duct tape, but he still finds it very inspirational.

And finally, The Case of Pietro is soon coming to a close: At the end of the day, the detective arrests the only guy left alive-- the thief, who claims ignorance of the whole plot. After a lengthy interrogation, an astounding discovery is made: Pietro's body has vanished, and all evidence of the murder has gone missing... including the Case and its mysterious contents. With no evidence left of a crime, the detective is reluctantly forced to close the case-- however, there appears to be a little more of the story left to tell...


Wow, quite an eventful report if I do say so myself. I hope your hunger for facts and knowledge has been satisfied, because I need a little nap! Head over to the Cash Shop so you can experience these fascinating specimens for yourself and vote for which ones you like best at our weekly EI poll. Until next time, my avid readers!


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20 Spring Cleaning ForumsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Spring Cleaning Forums - admin Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:47 pm

It’s time to put those cookies to good use! The Gaia team would like to focus on fixing some unsolved technical issues on the site, and we need your help to figure out which bugs are bugging you the most. Using the cookies we’ve been doling out for the past month, you can vote for what desperately needs our attention.

Here’s how it works: You can vote up to 3 times a day by giving a cookie to the proposals in either the Spring Cleaning forum or the Spring Cleaning Proposals forum. (If you want to vote but don't have enough cookies, you'll find them available for relatively little gold from the marketplace).

The more cookies a proposal gets, the more we'll prioritize it; each proposal needs at least 5,000 cookies to be considered. You can subscribe to this thread if you want to keep track of the status of different proposals.

As we evaluate the top proposals, we’ll change the subject to include one of the following terms:

ACCEPTED-- accepted for fix. We'll sticky it in that case.
NEEDS x-amount of cookies-- the proposal is accepted if it receives more than the given number of cookies.
REJECTED-- proposal was considered but was rejected.


We'll also be moving user proposals from Spring Cleaning Proposals to the main forum. In this case, we may also need to add our comments to the OP.

Please vote with just one account; we can go in and remove botted or muled votes, but we'd rather spend our time fixing bugs!

20 Win ubber prizes from the GGW webcast! One hour only!!!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Win ubber prizes from the GGW webcast! One hour only!!! - admin Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:50 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt...dust clouds...aluminum...and burnt rubber cleats. That's right! It's another episode of the Gaians Gone Wild! softball team webcast. Cast aside your TV programming line-up for our "Tune in Tuesday"...the GGW! team is back for another riveting season of weekly softball games! Who needs overpaid actors and actresses when you can watch Gaia Staffers on the field playing for YOU? We're more worthy celebrity than them anyway...we just don't make as much money (Note to self: talk to Lanzer about the salary discrepancy.)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in this week! If you missed it, check out the recording! You’ll have your chance to meet various staff members playing their hardest, our awesome webcast team providing blow-by-blow plays. Remember to tune in next Tuesday for the next live game!

So what’re you waiting for? Check out the recording below!

WATCH NOW!!!

20 Cash Shop Update: Autumn MemoriesEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Autumn Memories - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:28 pm

While many associate spring with blossoming romance, let's not count out autumn-- shirtsleeve weather gives way to a nice cuddly chill, and the changing leaves make for fine romantic strolls. With this in mind, Rigel and I thought we'd offer a nice autumnal love story:

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With Sweet Sunrise, our heroine frolics in a field of flowers and brings a classically girlish air to the fall palette of red, orange and yellow. Includes bonnet, wig, dress, wrist ribbon, scarf, bird purse and boots.

Sunset Harvest introduces a sweet, shy local gardener boy. He wears a gentle wardrobe with lace trimmings, gingham and checkered patterns. Includes a hat, pants, shirt, wig, scarf, boots, and a basket full of harvested autumn goodies.

The pudgy Quillton the Hedgehog is quite a dapper little fellow in his blue bowtie ribbon, adorned with his favorite flower and a touch of lace.

If you pick up the Autumn Memories Bundle, you'll get all of the items above plus the exclusive Daydream Catcher, a feathered dreamcatcher which also features earrings, a necklace and gorgeous hair extension.


You can get these items now in the Gaia Cash Shop. Stop by for a visit and try them on!

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21 BidBlast has arrived!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement BidBlast has arrived! - admin Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:46 pm

After months of rumblings, we're finally ready to unleash BidBlast, our addictive new auction-game system. It'll give you a shot at scoring rare Gaia items for unreasonably low prices, but only if you're crafty, persistent and lucky.

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A few of the items you could win!


To use BidBlast, you'll need to buy a bundle of bids with some Gaia Gold. Whenever you bid on an item, its price will go up just a tiny amount. Here's the catch: when the auction clock is about to run out, each bid will reset the clock back to 30 seconds, so the last bidder will walk away with the item. To win, you'll have to keep at it longer than everyone else-- it's like a high-stakes game of chicken, with outrageous rewards.

For the full details, visit the BidBlast homepage.

Learn About BidBlast

21 Update on zOMG! Bloodstone AmuletEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Update on zOMG! Bloodstone Amulet - admin Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:28 pm

Hey guys, many have asked about the mysterious Bloodstone Amulet and it’s time we gave you some answers. Here were some of your questions:

Q. What benefits come with the Bloodstone Amulet?

Show off your love of adventure with this blood-red amulet around your neck!

Those with the Bloodstone Amulet will have early access to Deadman's Shadow: At launch, the area will be open for 4 days-- only for those with an early-access pass. This is a great chance to be the first to battle new monsters and level up in the game way before the hordes come in.

Additionally, The Bloodstone Amulet grants the bearer unlimited access to Deadman's Shadow. Without the Bloodstone Amulet, players can only enter Deadman's Shadow when the community makes enough progress to collectively lift the curse from the place (at this point the area will open to all for 3 days). So if you have the Bloodstone Amulet, you can visit Deadman's Shadow whenever you like, even after it closes to the public.


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Q. Why should I buy the Bloodstone Amulet now?

The Bloodstone Amulet is a limited edition collector's item: Only 5000 of this item will ever be released.

From now until 9/23, the Bloodstone Amulet is a 100 GCash off its normal price. After this time, the price will go back to 499 GCash.

Though there may be another early-access pass offered later, it won't be wearable like the Bloodstone Amulet-- early adopters get all the prestige!


Get your hands on this precious jewel while you still can!


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22 Cash Shop Update: Astra MetamorphosisEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Astra Metamorphosis - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:19 pm

Rigel and I have just received a new Animated Item that will metamorphosize into a gorgeous pair of animated wings. Feast your eyes on the many possibilities:

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Flit and flutter about with Astra Metamorphosis, which gives you a pair of enchanted, animated wings that will surely take your style to new heights. There are more than a dozen extraordinary possibilities, and you’ll never know which wings you’ll get. Could it be the ominous Deathly Whisper, which can make the bravest warriors tremble? Or the man-made Clockwork, which runs with mechanical precision? Experience your metamorphosis to find out!

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Visit the Cash Shop and see which fantastical wings you’ll get—and be sure to hurry, because they’ll only be available for a limited time!

Visit the Cash Shop

23 EI Report: Zodiacal, Custom CutEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Zodiacal, Custom Cut - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:53 pm

Hello again, my dedicated colleagues! My research on these ever-changing items has resulted in some very interesting findings. We’ve got an update on Zodiacal and this week’s episode of Custom Cut:

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Zodiacal shifts to the sign of the diplomatic Libra. Sensitive and idealistic, Libra strives for balance in all aspects of life. Like their wearer, their armor embodies civilized justice and equilibrium. Diamond plate encrusted in delicate white gold is balanced with trailing deep blue silk and winged details.

Luka has made it through the first round on Custom Cut with his handmade asymmetrical sweater. The next challenge will have the contestants updating yet another classic piece into a sexier and edgier show-stopper. But first it's time to pick out fabrics at the famous Attitude fabric shop! Luka grabs his lucky hat and begins round 2...


I can’t wait to see what progress will be made next week! But in the meantime, head over to the Cash Shop to get your own EIs and visit the weekly EI poll to vote for your favorites! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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24 Cash Shop Update: Prince of the SeaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Prince of the Sea - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:08 pm

My Evolving Item research team has made a major breakthrough: we've just found a gorgeous, full-scale EI in the classic style-- it's been a while since we've seen a new one, so this is a pretty big deal. Behold, the Price of the Sea:

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The Prince of the Sea has set sail on a voyage to find his father, who was recently lost at sea. The only clue is a pendant, left behind by his father shortly before his disappearance...


You can get in on the ground floor by picking up a first-generation Prince of the Sea today-- first-generation EIs get all the newest poses first, and usually hold onto a higher value on the Marketplace. Grab one now in the Cash Shop!

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26 Advance Chance: Get a head start on October's CI!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Advance Chance: Get a head start on October's CI! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:34 pm

Savvy investors know that the big money comes from getting in on the ground floor. With the Advance Chance, you can do just that: the Chance Item market is a competitive place, and getting a head start can mean the difference between turning a profit and making a fortune.

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


The next CI will be revealed in the middle of October, but you can start cornering the market today!

Visit the Cash Shop

27 Convention Tour: Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:22 pm

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011: Atlanta, Georgia

Where: Cobb Galleria Convention Centre, Atlanta, Georgia

Variety Hour: September 30th 2011, 5:00pm – 6:00pm Kennesaw Room

Panel: October 1st 2011, 3:30pm – 5:30pm Kennesaw Room

Feedback Social: October 2nd 2011, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Galleria Room 104


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and glimpses at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by 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, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

27 Cash Shop Update: Little Lucie: ExorcismEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Little Lucie: Exorcism - [NPC] Dr. Singh Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:26 pm

Good to see you again, my pioneers of science! I just got a shipment of boxes, and there's this sinister, childish giggling coming from inside. That can only mean one thing… Little Lucie is back. And if you dare open a box, you might even get the rare recolored version!

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Most people who dare pick up Little Lucie: Exorcism, will probably encounter Little Lucie, a sweet-looking doll that hides a dark secret. But if you’re very lucky, you might inherit Lovely Lucie, an all-white variant that's 100% demon free!


Willing to take a chance with this demonic doll? Head down to the Gaia Cash Shop where Little Lucie: Exorcism will be waiting for a limited time.

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27 Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining! - admin Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:42 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt...dust clouds...aluminum...and burnt rubber cleats. That's right! It's another episode of the Gaians Gone Wild! softball team webcast. Cast aside your TV programming line-up for our "Tune in Tuesday"...the GGW! team is back for another riveting season of weekly softball games! Who needs overpaid actors and actresses when you can watch Gaia Staffers on the field playing for YOU? We're more worthy celebrity than them anyway...we just don't make as much money (Note to self: talk to Lanzer about the salary discrepancy.)

Thanks to everyone for tuning in this week! If you missed it, check out the recording! You’ll have your chance to meet various staff members playing their hardest, our awesome webcast team providing blow-by-blow plays. Remember to tune in next Tuesday for the next live game!

So what’re you waiting for? Check out the recording below!

WATCH NOW!!!

28 BidBlast: New Items & Big Improvements!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement BidBlast: New Items & Big Improvements! - admin Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:30 pm

We're updating BidBlast with four valuable auction items and some great new improvements!

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First, get a load of those enticing new auctions: your lucky bid could snag you the rare CI rewards Jack Frost and Ballad Punk, the classic EI Inari's Beads, or the Cash Shop classic Bun-Bun Plushie!

We've been looking carefully at user feedback to make some big changes under the hood, too. To prevent trolls from spamming bids, we've made it so you need to actually have the bid amount in your inventory in order to place a bid; instead of having 7 days to scrape the Gold together, you'll now automatically have it deducted from your account if you win, and the item will be immediately transferred to your inventory. We've also raised the price of each bid to 100 Gold to make non-serious bidders think twice.

Ready to win big? Get in there and place some bids!

Try BidBlast Now!

28 Cash Shop Update: Crown of FateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Crown of Fate - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:07 pm

Mintaka and I are constantly fascinated by Gaia's rich tapestry of myth. Today, we cast our eyes to the distant past, bringing a new set of items inspired by ancient legends of life and death.

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The King of Life keeps a wary eye on his domain, for sinister forces are always lurking about. The king must keep a constant vigil, being the shining ray of light that pierces through the darkness. Includes a halo crown, coat, pants, boots, scepter and wig.

As the legend of Elama the Phoenix goes, encountering this elegant beast is one of the highest respects any living being shall be paid... but fear the waking of this infant's mother, for her wrath is deeper than any fear you may know.

Long live the Queen of Death, collecting lost souls to keep her company for all eternity. Includes a flowing gown, skull lace, armored boots, and two-toned hair.

If you pick up the Crown of Fate Bundle, you'll get all of the items above plus the exclusive Fate's Artillery, which retells the epic battle of life and death with otherwordly blades and ethereal masks.


Stop by the Cash Shop and try on these fantastical pieces!

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28 Cash Tree Reminder: Get Free Gaia Cash!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Tree Reminder: Get Free Gaia Cash! - admin Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:52 pm

Running low on funds? The Cash Tree is a quick and easy way to get FREE Gaia Cash!

All you need to do is click on the tree, watch a quick video advertisement, and pocket the dough! We’ve also refreshed it with some new commercials that are pretty entertaining, so be sure to check them out.

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So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and click on that ripe Cash Tree right now!

30 EI Report: Custom Cut, Prince of the SeaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Custom Cut, Prince of the Sea - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:39 pm

I hope you’re ready for some tantalizing data, my fellow scientists! On this episode, we have a dazzling new EI that was just discovered last weekend, plus the latest dish on Custom Cut:

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Last time on Custom Cut, Luka made it past the second challenge with his skirt design. For the final round, each contestant must sew an outfit for both men and women to go down the runway. The model's styling will play a big part in choosing the final winner, so Luka confers with the hair stylist on the look he's going for.

The Prince of the Sea has set sail on a voyage to find his father, who was recently lost at sea. The only clue is a pendant, left behind by his father shortly before his disappearance...


Well, that’s enough science for this week! Be sure to snatch these treasures up at the Cash Shop, and vote for your favorites at the weekly EI poll . See you next week!

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30 One Day Sale in Backyard Monsters and Mahjongg DimensionsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement One Day Sale in Backyard Monsters and Mahjongg Dimensions - admin Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:54 pm

For one day only, all purchases in Backyard Monsters and Mahjongg Dimensions are 33% off! Be quick though, because this sale is only good all day Saturday, October 1st (Pacific Time). And if you haven’t played these games yet, be sure to check them out:

Backyard Monsters- Build up your base and fling cute monsters at your enemies' yards. Of course, you'll need to defend your own backyard-- and don’t forget to try out the Laser Tower!

Mahjongg Dimensions- How many tiles can you match in one minute? Match up the bonus tiles for a score multiplier!


Don't miss your chance at huge savings. Take advantage of this sale while you can!

Play Now

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03 Gaia Word Hunt Contest!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Word Hunt Contest! - admin Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:19 pm

Hey guys, we’ve started an exciting new contest called the Gaia Word Hunt! All you need to do is search through various parts of Gaia and gather the letters that make up the “secret phrase.” First person to guess the phrase will earn so much Gold, they’ll be swimming in it!

Visit the contest thread for more info. Happy hunting!

Start Hunting

03 It's your last chance to fly to Neverland!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement It's your last chance to fly to Neverland! - [NPC] Ivan Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:49 pm

Oh no! Our youth is slipping away every minute, and with it our last chance to visit Neverland! There's precious little time left to cavort with Peter and Wendy and all the rest, and to get a shot at one of these lovely exclusive items:


Don't doze off, slumberland travelers, or you might miss this bedtime story forever: Neverland will be leaving the shops on Tuesday, October 4 For your last chance at a voyage to Neverland, grab one today—or stock up with a bundle, which will get you 9 visits!

Fly Away to Neverland!

04 BidBlast Update: Alchemy Blowout!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement BidBlast Update: Alchemy Blowout! - admin Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:55 pm

This week, BidBlast is upping the action with a fast-paced Alchemy blowout! We'll be auctioning off a bunch of Alchemy formulas and components, each with timers set at around two hours (four hours for formulas) -- as soon as they're sold, we'll list other items right away.

Grab some bids and get started now, Alchemists!

Start Bidding!

04 Win a copy of Gabrielle's Ghostly GrooveEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Win a copy of Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove - admin Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:41 pm

Want a free copy of Natsume Inc's new game Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove? Good thing you're a Gaian-- we've partnered with Natsume Inc. to bring you a contest where you can win just such a thing! It's easy: post your favorite monster from Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove in the contest thread and you'll be entered in a drawing for your very own copy of this music and rhythm game.

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In addition to the contest, Gaians get extra loot when they join in the Ghostly Groove. With each copy of the game you'll get a 2500 Gaia Gold card and an exclusive item: a little Gabrielle to stand next to your avatar.

Vote for a Chance to Win

04 Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaians Gone Wild: Thanks for Joining! - admin Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:51 pm

What's that smell in the air? It smells like dirt...dust clouds...aluminum...and burnt rubber cleats. That's right! It's another episode of the Gaians Gone Wild! softball team webcast. But wait! We have...

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This is the playoff series for the Gaians Gone Wild! What does that mean? This was our final game of the season! If you want to see all the action in this game, and the whole season, be sure to check the fan thread for recorded videos, highlights, and more! We'd like to thank every Gaia Online member who made it out to the games and joined us for the webcast! We hope you enjoyed it because we certainly did! Thanks for all the support!

What’re you waiting for? Check out the recording below!

WATCH NOW!!!

05 Resort World adds Japanese-inspired items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Resort World adds Japanese-inspired items! - admin Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:33 pm

Thanks to requests from the Gaia community, the creators of Resort World have added a collection of Japanese themed items to the game. You can check them out by going into the game and clicking on the Mount Fuji icon in the lower right hand-side of the screen.

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You'd better hurry, because this promotion only lasts until October 10th!

Play Resort World

05 Get ready to rock with Famestar Masquerade!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get ready to rock with Famestar Masquerade! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:21 pm

There have been some murmurs about some manner of Halloween Masquerade coming up soon, and local talent is already lining up for the most coveted job at any soiree: the house band!

My Famestar days are long since behind me, but Anulra's acclaimed rock outfit Megalomaniac is still going strong. Seems like they should have the Masquerade gig locked down... but there are rumors of a talented young beat combo looking to break in.

Join in the Famestar Masquerade to settle this battle of the bands once and for all. Whether you earn roaring applause or catch a beer bottle right in the eyebrow, you'll walk away with a great reward. It could be a valuable rarity, a Cash Shop favorite or one of these rockin' new exclusives.

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Reserve your spot today, cause Famestar Masquerade is going on this month only. To save a little Cash, grab a bundle to go a full nine rounds!

Get Ready to Rock!

06 New Stuff in the Gaia iPhone App!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Stuff in the Gaia iPhone App! - admin Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:09 pm

We've added some huge new features to our Gaia iOS app! In addition to just changing your saved outfits, now you can get into your inventory and totally dress up your avatar whenever your heart desires. You can even browse through and post in the forums, so you can keep up with the latest exciting gossip and flamewars on the go!

There's also a brand new scratcher card thingie! Log in every day and scratch it off to reveal a free item or some Gold.

If you haven't picked it up already, you can grab the Gaia app for your iPhone or iPod Touch in the App Store. Be sure to rate it five stars if you dig it-- if we get a bunch of reviews, we'll know you want us to keep adding new features!

Get The App!

07 EI Report: Custom CutEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Custom Cut - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:46 pm

I hope you’re ready to get blinded with some science, my lovely researchers! Today we have the drama-filled finale to the cutthroat reality competition known as Custom Cut:

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The most critical moment of Custom Cut is upon us with its finale episode. Time to select the winner! Luka holds his breath as they announce... SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME? Looks like they chose the other contestant simply because their clothes are going to be easier to produce to the masses. Oh well, 2nd place isn't bad-- it’s a great opportunity for a spin-off show. As Luka starts to walk out of the studio, he turns around and declares, "This won't be the last you'll see of Luka LaGrand. I didn't come here to make friends!”


I always love dramatic reports, don’t you? Pick up this endlessly entertaining item at the Cash Shop and vote for your favorites at the weekly EI poll. Until next time, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

09 Cash Shop Update: Ravenwood ManorEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Ravenwood Manor - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:29 pm

My team at the EI Research Facilities have come across an eerie find: a bloody letter with a cryptic message alluding to a REI known as Ravenwood Manor.

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Mathilde had been found as a young girl, wandering the streets alone with no memories besides her name. Given the traumatic state she was found in, everyone assumed her parents had died a tragic death. She then spent the next 10 years living a dull, solemn life in the orphanage. But today, her life will change forever as she awakens and finds an ominous letter under her door:

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The letter from this mysterious Mister Jackdaw frightens her but she decides to seek out this Ravenwood Manor. Perched upon a small hill, far from civilization, Ravenwood Manor looms darkly. The house lies in shambles: windows are shuttered, the paint has long ago faded and the front yard doubles as the family graveyard. Every fiber in Mathilde's being tells her to run away and never come back-- yet she is inexplicably drawn to this house. Something seems strangely familiar and if it holds the key to her past she must enter the manor to find out.


Whoa, this is really creepy! Do you have what it takes to solve this mystery? Pick up this item at the Cash Shop to find out!

Visit the Cash Shop

10 Gold Shop Update: HipsterweenEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Hipsterween - [NPC] Ian Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:29 pm

Hello, everyone! Halloween is drawing near-- almost time to carve up those pumpkins, tell creepy ghost stories and eat a bunch of sugary sweet candy. It’s definitely going to get busy down at Barton Boutique, Gaia's premier costume shop, especially since we just got a shipment of all the latest Halloween costumes and accessories!

I’ve followed Rufus’ sage advice and decided to keep it stylish and trendy with ripped up hipster party clothes, cute spooky ponchos and elegant masquerade masks. And be sure to complete your freaky fashions with the giant lollipops and brain candy pops at Rina’s Buttercup Cafe!

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So make your way to Barton Boutique for hip clothes and stop by the Buttercup Cafe for tasty treats! Hope to see you soon!

Go Shopping

11 Convention Tour: New York Comic-Con 2011 & Live Webcast!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: New York Comic-Con 2011 & Live Webcast! - DJ Helsing Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:55 pm

New York Comic-Con 2011: New York, New York

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, New York

Panel & Game Show: October 16th 2011, 2:00pm – 4:30pm Anime Stage



New York Comic-Con Webcast Schedule

Masquerade Web Cast: October 15th, 5:30pm (PDT) Here

Panel Web Cast: October 16th, 11:00am (PDT) Here


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and glimpses at Gaia's future. You’ll also have the perfect opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site with a special survey. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

13 Join the Gaia Word Hunt Contest going on now!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join the Gaia Word Hunt Contest going on now! - admin Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:46 pm

Hey guys, the brain-twisting Gaia Word Hunt contest is underway but it's not too late to join in! All you need to do is guess the alphabet letters that make up the “secret phrase” based on the clues given. The first person to guess the phrase will earn so much Gold, they’ll be swimming in it! We've already given out all the clues to one of the words in the secret phrase! Can you figure out what it is?!

Try your hand at this easy, yet fun word contest and happy hunting!

Start Hunting!

13 Cash Shop Update: Tragic PairEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Tragic Pair - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:45 pm

Mintaka and I have noticed that Gaians are quite fond of scary stories, especially around Halloween. Since pumpkin season is upon us, we’ve added items to the Cash Shop that will surely make your skin crawl.

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Meet our tragic pair, married for 8 happy years. She's a celebrated opera singer despite being born blind. He's a world-renowned plastic surgeon obsessed with perfection. Although she is beautiful, our surgeon convinces her to have surgeries over and over again to make her more perfect. She can't see that her body is covered in scars-- nor can she see the human mask her husband wears to become “perfect” himself.

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Deranged Surgeon includes a human mask, bloody shirt, coat, pants, belt with attached scalpel and wig.

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Forlorn Opera Singer includes feathered corset, cage skirt, boots, blind eyes, wig and scarred skin.


Come visit the Cash Shop and try on these morbid looks-- they’re simply to die for!

Visit the Cash Shop

14 EI Report: Prince of the Sea, Ravenwood ManorEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Prince of the Sea, Ravenwood Manor - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:45 pm

Greetings, my lovers of empirical evidence! I’ve received some tantalizing data on these fascinating items and I’d love to share it with you!

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The Prince of the Sea is quite surprised when a creature seems to be growing out of the pendant. Will it guide the prince to his father?

Mathilde reluctantly enters the foyer of Ravenwood Manor and is overwhelmed by a rotting smell. She then spots an elaborately framed family portrait to her left. The figure seems very familiar to her but it's hard to make out the details with layers of grime coating the painting. As she turns around she swears that the portrait's eyes move. Frightened, she dashes into the first room on her right which appears to be a gentleman's study...


Color me intrigued...I can’t wait to see what happens next! If you like what you see, snatch these babies up at the Cash Shop and vote for your faves at the weekly EI poll.

Get Your Evolving Items

15 New York Comic Con Masquerade Webcast! Thanks for joining!!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New York Comic Con Masquerade Webcast! Thanks for joining!! - admin Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:01 pm

Hey all you Gaians!

Do you want to see your favorite comic, anime, and cartoons characters LIVE on camera? Well this is your chance! Tonight we webcasted the New York Comic Con Masquerade event! We thank everyone who tuned in to check it out! For those of you who missed it, we have a collection of recordings below!

CHECK IT OUT!!!

16 Join the Gaia Panel Webcast LIVE at New York Comic Con!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join the Gaia Panel Webcast LIVE at New York Comic Con! - admin Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:11 pm

Do you want a chance to be a part of the Gaia Panel but can't make it out to New York? Never fear, we've got you covered! We will be webcasting the Gaia Online Panel at New York Comic Con LIVE WITHIN THE NEXT 30 MINUTES! Do you want a sneak peak at some awesome features? Learn about what goes into some of the art on Gaia? Or maybe win some exclusive contest prizes JUST for watching? This is your one stop shop for everything related to the Gaia Panel!

Don't just keep reading this message, join the fun now! Once again, we'll be live within just 30 minutes! Here's a count down clock to help you not miss it!

CHECK IT OUT!!!

15 October's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement October's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:28 pm

Good Glorious Gaia, the Monthly Collectible has arrrrived! I can’t take it! I'm bursting with emotion!

October’s Monthly Collectibles bring us the insatiable Black Widow and the naive Rogue Bravado:

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The Black Widow is dressed to kill with her widow's veil, sexy gown, venomous claws, lacy parasol, and alluring black lips.

Rogue Bravado may look daring, but he isn’t fooling anyone with his cowl, embossed leather jacket, tailored trousers, double-wielded sword and dagger, and thief's loot.

These items will only be available for the month of October, so get them while you can!

Visit the Cash Shop

18 Gaia Meet-Ups: Cincinnati, Ohio!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Meet-Ups: Cincinnati, Ohio! - DJ Helsing Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:36 pm

Meet Ups: Cincinnati, Ohio

When:

Saturday, October 22nd, 3:00-6:00pm.

Where:

GameWorks
Newport on the Levee
One Levee Way, Ste. 2130
Newport, KY 41071


On October 22nd, we'll be hitting up GameWorks on the Newport on the Levee Mall in beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio! Head on over and join us from 3:00PM to 6:00PM-- we'll be hosting a fun packed Meet Up, complete with plenty of free food, prizes, video game tournaments, a Cosplay contest and an exciting glimpse toward Gaia's future.

We’ll be hosting a special CosPlay contest at the Meet Up so be sure to come on down in your CosPlay 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 Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Offline Events


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

18 Cash Shop Update: Halloween MasqueradeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Halloween Masquerade - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:41 pm

Hello my precious Gaialings! Rigel and I have conjured up couture costumes fit for a marvelous evening at the upcoming Halloween Masquerade. Gape in wonder at these exquisite guises:

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The Hallowed Gentleman is a man who knows how to dress with distinction. Includes dashing hat, fancy shirt, buckled boots, pants and a chain mask.

The Sublime Mademoiselle turns heads when she enters the ballroom. Includes handheld mask, bodice, slimming bustle, boots and gartered thigh-highs

Mr. Butterscotch the Third shows that even puppies are getting into the festive mood. Includes several fluffy poses and a human-sized version of his adorable top hat and mustache ensemble.

The Masked Duplicity Bundle is full of surprises. Most people will receive the Masked Benevolence Bundle which will have all of the items above, plus the exclusive McKing's Saintly Cache-- however a lucky few will get the super-rare Masked Deception Bundle with bloody and tattered costumes... I sure hope it's not an omen of what's to come!


To grab any of these masked marvels-- and tons of other great items-- come see us in the Cash Shop!

Visit the Cash Shop

20 Join the Gaia Word Hunt Contest going on now!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join the Gaia Word Hunt Contest going on now! - admin Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:57 pm

Hey guys, the brain-twisting Gaia Word Hunt contest is underway but it's not too late to join in! All you need to do is guess the alphabet letters that make up the “secret phrase” based on the clues given. The first person to guess the phrase will earn so much Gold, they’ll be swimming in it! We're almost half-way done with the secret phrase! Can you figure out what it is?!

Try your hand at this easy, yet fun word contest and happy hunting!

Start hunting!!!

20 Advance Chance: Get a head start on November's CI!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Advance Chance: Get a head start on November's CI! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Oct 21, 2011 1:38 pm

Hello, all you green-eyed fiends: we’re giving you the inside scoop on next month’s Chance Item. As you all know, Chance Items are a hot commodity and will go for a fortune once they’re off the shelves. And If you’re smart—and I know you’re smart—you’ll pick up an Advanced Chance today and watch its value skyrocket before your eyes!

What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


The next CI won’t be revealed until the middle of November, but you can call dibs on one of the first bundles today!

Visit the Cash Shop

21 EI Report: Zodiacal, Ravenwood ManorEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Zodiacal, Ravenwood Manor - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:56 pm

Reach for those test tubes, my fellow researchers-- it’s time for a dose of scientific goodness! The development of these evolving items is a captivating sight to behold...I simply must fill you in on the details:

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Zodiacal evolves to the sign of the magnetic and dangerous Scorpio. Intense, profound and exciting, Scorpios may have the appearance of self-control, but underneath it all they hide immense and potentially volatile emotions that can erupt at any moment. Their harnessed aggression and passion make Scorpios very alluring, but watch out-- they can harbor a jealous side.

In the parlor of Ravenwood Manor, Mathilde feels as if someone-- or something-- is watching her and rushes out of the room. She hears a voice whispering her name and follows it up the manor's grand staircase. As the lone light in the hallway flickers on and off, she sees a gruesome pile of old medical instruments, stained and rusted with blood. The whispering is coming from a room at the end of the hallway, but a door to her left catches her attention. Somehow it seems oddly familiar...


Oh the suspense is killing me-- what will happen next?! I guess we’ll have to wait until next week, but in the meantime you can pick up these specimens at the Cash Shop and vote for your favorites at the weekly EI poll. Have a fantastic weekend!

Get Your Evolving Items

24 Join me for a Halloween Masquerade!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join me for a Halloween Masquerade! - [NPC] Louie Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:57 pm

At last, Halloween has arrived! A holiday dedicated to frightening fun and ghastly pleasure-- my favorite! Best of all, there are no on-going disasters or crazed invaders: no aliens, no zombies, no ghosts, no vamp-- well, there are still vampires, but we're on our best behavior.

Yes, it looks like I will finally get to celebrate Halloween with the masquerade ball I've always wanted-- it will be simply marvelous! All Gaians are invited, provided you wear appropriate attire. Seriously, dress well-- this is going to be fanciest ball Gaia has ever seen. And nothing could possibly go wrong!

Don your finery and join me for the masquerade of a lifetime!

Join the Masquerade


The Halloween spirit has infected Gaia's shopkeepers-- not like a virus or anything, there are absolutely no viruses this year-- and they're giving out candy from their stores. You should swing by-- they've put a lot of work into their outfits and you don't want to miss it!

Go Trick or Treating

25 It's Halloween in Resort World!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement It's Halloween in Resort World! - admin Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:14 pm

Your favorite island getaway is now celebrating Halloween! Come on in and check out these Halloween-inspired items:

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Mummy's Crypt
Wizard's Portal
Ghost House
Halloween Roller Coaster
The Guillotine
...and other spooktacular items!


You better hurry, because these items will only be available until November 1st!

Play Resort World

25 Convention Tour: London MCM Expo 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: London MCM Expo 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:43 pm

London MCM Expo 2011: London, England

Where: Excel London Convention Center, London, England

Gaia Game Show: October 28th 2011, 6:00pm – 7:00pm Video Game Stage

Panel: October 29th 2011, 5:00pm – 6:00pm Video Game Stage

Feedback Social: October 30th 2011, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Video Game Stage


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and glimpses at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by the Gaia Feedback Social-- a perfect opportunity to contribute your feedback and help improve the site. In addition, we’ll be hosting a Gaia Game Show, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

26 Halloween Webcast Contests!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Halloween Webcast Contests! - admin Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:34 pm

Halloween is approaching, and with it comes a slew of fun contests for all Gaians. Think you can make an absolutely ghoulish avatar? Can you carve a pumpkin into the Venus de Milo? Do you want to see the Gaia staff dressed up as ghosts, zombies, mummies, pirates, and more? If you said yes to any of these, head over to our Halloween Webcast Contests thread. We'll be hosting a few different contests, and we'll have a live webcast of our Gaia HQ Costume Contest on Halloween Day!

Ready to join all the festivities? Head to the Halloween Contests thread:

Check it out!

27 Try the NEW AND IMPROVED Gro-Gain Max!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Try the NEW AND IMPROVED Gro-Gain Max! - [NPC] Labtech Gene Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:40 pm

Hello, Gaians!

For the past several years, I've been hard at work on a revolutionary new wonder drug called Gro-Gain Max.

Gro-Gain Max is not to be confused with the original Gro-Gain, an unstable hair-loss drug which tended to cause slight insanity and uncontrollable hair growth. I myself was a victim of Gro-Gain's ravages, which is precisely why I sought to improve and refine the drug to eliminate all negative side effects.

Gro-Gain Max is still in the early testing stages, but it already shows incredible promise: not only does it cure baldness, it sharpens the senses, improves the physique and invigorates the constitution. It washes away common colds, cures lower back pain and dissolves kidney stones. It's totally safe* and effective for both men and women.

This trial is nothing more than a mere formality before me and my business partner bring Gro-Gain Max to market. We've chosen the Halloween Masquerade to debut this wonder drug so everyone can immediately see its beneficial effects. Take a pill now and start living the vigorous Gro-Gain Max lifestyle!

Try Gro-Gain Max!


'* Gro-Gain Max may cause minor side effects, including nausea, upset stomach, headache, temporary fatigue, joint pain, disorientation, hairmouth, nocturnal triumph, sensitivity to sound, bowel cramping, the giggles, lecherous leg syndrome, oral burpies, inappropriate truthfulness, day terrors, lycanthropy, migraine, flat affect, tenderness, tingling in the extremities, dizziness and irregular heartbeat. Please consult your doctor if these side effects become intense, unbearable or permanent. Do not discontinue use of Gro-Gain Max.

27 The Walking Dead invade Gaia!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The Walking Dead invade Gaia! - admin Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:58 pm

The Walking Dead, AMC's blockbuster zombie drama, has invaded Gaia! We're offering a gory selection of official Walking Dead items for all the zombie hunters and living-dead terrors out there.

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You can choose between the Rural Sheriff outfit, complete with shotgun and cowboy hat, or the Emergency Nurse costume, featuring plenty of blood-splattered accessories.

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If you're not easily nauseated, pick up the Walking Dead Grab Bag, featuring a random smorgasbord of hideous mutilation.

You can also connect with other Walking Dead fans in the official forum, or visit Zombie Street to chat with all your shambling undead friends. Visit our Walking Dead page for all the info—but please bear in mind that it's not for the faint of heart!

Don't forget to tune in on Sundays 9/8c PM on AMC to watch the newest episodes!

Visit the Walking Dead Page

28 Backyard Monsters Sale: Saturday Only!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Backyard Monsters Sale: Saturday Only! - admin Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:50 pm

What's a Backyard Monster's favorite holiday? Halloween, of course!

In celebration of Halloween, Backyard Monsters is having a Shiny sale. For this Saturday, October 29th, all Shiny purchases are 20% off! The sale starts Friday at midnight and goes until midnight Saturday, Pacific Time.

The Shiny sale is for one day only, so be sure to cash in on this deal!

Play Backyard Monsters

28 EI Report: Prince of the Sea, Ravenwood ManorEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Prince of the Sea, Ravenwood Manor - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:36 pm

Happy Friday, my fellow observers of the natural world! This week’s report is quite the page turner as one of our evolving items reaches its chilling finale:

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A year has passed since the Prince of the Sea tried to find his father and failed. The creature that hatched from the pendant has grown a little bigger and seems to sense something in the sea. Resuming their journey, the Prince sets off to the sea once again, with hopefully a clearer sense of their destination.

Deep in the heart of Ravenwood Manor, Mathilde finds herself in a ballroom and standing across from her with an evil grin is Mr. Jackdaw. In a flash, all her memories come flooding back to her; a happy childhood with loving parents at Ravenwood-- until the handsome and charming Mr. Jackdaw shows up. He gains her parent’s trust and then with no warning-- murders them with his pet ravens while Mathilde watches, causing her to lose her memories.

Mathilde is overwhelmed with the rush of emotions and memories after 10 years of emptiness. Suddenly, with a snap of Jackdaw’s fingers, a raven darts toward her and pecks the soul from her body. However, Mathilde does not die-- because Jackdaw is actually in love with her-- and she's trapped as Ravenwood Manor’s mistress...forever.

"Welcome home Mathilde", he says. "By the way... all my friends call me Mephiste".


Jeez, I think I’ll be sleeping with the lights on tonight! If you like what you see, grab these items up at the Cash Shop and vote for your top picks at the weekly EI poll. Have a Happy Halloween!

Get Your Evolving Items

28 Cash Shop Sale: 30% off selected items till Monday!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Sale: 30% off selected items till Monday! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:26 pm

Our lovely shelves have been getting a tad cluttered lately; while we're proud of our wide selection of high-quality wares, we simply need to make some space for new things! That's why we're having a tremendous sale this weekend-- 30% off a ton of items from now through Monday! After that, we'll be pulling these items from the shelves.

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Here's the full list of items that will be going on sale:

Masked Duplicity Bundle
Hallowed Gentleman
Sublime Mademoiselle
Mr. Butterscotch the Third
Forlorn Opera Singer
Deranged Surgeon
Crown of Fate Bundle
King of Life
Elama the Phoenix
Queen of Death
Autumn Memories Bundle
Sunset Harvest
Sweet Sunrise
Quillton the Hedgehog
Demon Hunter Bundle
Peginni the Penguin
Triste's Rapture
Nightwalker's Reprisal
Lost Starseed II


Yow! That's quite a bit of stuff-- if you want to get it for a huge discount, remember to stop by the Cash Shop before Monday. Just select the "Sale" category in the navigation menu to browse all the goods. And remember: these items will be leaving the shop on Monday, so don't delay!

Visit the Cash Shop

30 Cash Shop Update: Runcible SpoonEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Runcible Spoon - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:09 pm

My Evolving Item research team has made an exciting discovery: Runcible Spoon, an REI filled with romance and whimsy!

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Runcible Spoon tells the story of sweethearts Owl and Pussycat, two young lovers that are running away together. Will this love story have a happy ending?


Awww, this REI makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Feel the same way? Then head down to the Cash Shop and pick up this lovely item!

Visit the Cash Shop

30 Gaian Halloween Contests! Voting Phase!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaian Halloween Contests! Voting Phase! - admin Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:37 pm

Hey everyone!

We've been holding our Gaia Halloween Contests and we have all the entries! Now the power to pick the winner is in all your hands! Gaians will be able to vote for their favorite submissions in the pumpkin carving and avatar/photo contests! Who will be the big winner? Only you can decide! Voting ends Monday, October 31, 2011 at 9:00am PDT!

Vote Now!!!

31 Gaia HQ Halloween Costume Contest LIVE WebcastEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia HQ Halloween Costume Contest LIVE Webcast - admin Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:46 pm

Happy Halloween, Gaians! In less than 30 minutes we'll be hosting a live webcast of our Gaia HQ Costume Contest. Gaia's staffers have thrown together some fantastic outfits, and it's up to you to judge them. You can pick the winners in three categories: scariest, funniest, and prettiest. We will also be announcing the winners of our recent 2011 Halloween Contests, where we gave Gaians a chance at some great prizes.

Stop on by and join the festivities! Remember, we'll be going live at 3:00pm PDT. That's in less than half an hour! For those of you joining us early, we'll be having a live behind-the-scenes webcast.

Join the fun!

November Edit

02 New Bidblast Auctions AvailableEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New Bidblast Auctions Available - admin Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:05 pm

Need to take a rest from writing a novel this month? A new set of Bidblast Auctions are now available, including components available on two hour bids. If you want to pick up some good deals on components, this might be a good opportunity!

Start Bidding!

03 New hairstyles in Salon Durem!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New hairstyles in Salon Durem! - [NPC] Vanessa Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:12 pm

It’s been a while since my repertoire of hairstyles has been updated. And after much demand, I decided it was time to give the hair junkies a much needed fix. For the past few months, I’ve toiled long and hard in my Hair Lab-- perfecting classic styles and inventing new ones. Now that the cuts and chemical burns have healed, I am ready to debut these looks to the world. Check out this diverse range of cutting edge styles:

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So stop by my Salon and update that look of yours-- a quick trim or dye job can work wonders!

Visit the Salon

03 Cash Shop Update: Gate to the AfterlifeEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Gate to the Afterlife - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:27 pm

Rigel and I are quite fascinated with the history of Gaia, and during our extensive research into the development of Gaian culture, we came across an ancient civilization full of mystery and magic. Inspired by the luxurious style of this culture, we offer you exotic treasures from a very distant past:

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Ankh of Aset gives a feminine lavender touch to a striking dark outfit inspired by beautiful drapery and ancient fashion. Includes a wig, makeup, ankh-shaped dress, long flowing sleeves, sash, and golden sandals.

Anok Akori stays true to its ancient roots by use of beads, gems and heliographic accessories. Includes a belt, gold cuffed shirt, pants, sandals, wig and eye wrappings.

King Tootie-Kamen the Chihuahua is a rascal of a pup, Tootie makes sure to keep you on your toes! Includes pet with five poses and a lavish matching collar.

Those who pick up the Gate to the Afterlife Bundle will get all of the items listed above, plus the exclusive Gift of Hathor!



If any of these antique jewels tickle your fancy, then stop by the Cash Shop today!

Visit the Cash Shop

03 Famestar Masquerade is coming to an end!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Famestar Masquerade is coming to an end! - [NPC] Ivan Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:35 pm

The Famestar Masquerade will soon come to a close, and with it your chance at musical stardom. Don’t you want thousands of fans screaming your name and throwing unmentionables at your head? I know I did, but that ship has sailed for me. However, you still have a chance at being hotter than a supernova with these rockin’ items:

Grab a spot while you still can—Famestar Masquerade will be leaving the shops on Monday, November 7. Pick one up today, or grab a bundle for nine shots at fame!

Get Ready to Rock!

04 EI Report: Runcible SpoonEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Runcible Spoon - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:08 pm

Welcome to the Evolving Item Report, my keen little observers of nature! In this episode, we present some cute new developments from our newest EI discovery:

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Runcible Spoon: This week, our young lovers prepared to cast off their old lives as desperate singletons and set out on the grand journey of love. They took with them only the stylish clothes on their backs-- well, maybe a few other things. Owl, a pretty smooth guy, brought along his mandolin, while the practical Pussycat remembered to bring her purse and a dainty scarf to ward off the autumn chill.


Care to hop aboard for this adorable and romantic journey? You can pick up the Runcible Spoon and many other great items in the Gaia Cash Shop. And be sure to stop by our weekly EI poll to let us know which items you like best. See you next week!

Get Your Evolving Items

09 Find your Spirit Animal with the Guardian Totem!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Find your Spirit Animal with the Guardian Totem! - [NPC] Ivan Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:00 pm

When I was a boy of just fifteen, my father sat me down and said, "Son, it's time to become an adult." At first, I didn't know what he was getting at—I'd already grown and discarded my first three mustaches, so what more could there be to growing up?

Of course, it's probably obvious to you what he meant: I had to take a psychedelic inward journey and make contact with my spirit animal! He handed me the Guardian Totem and away I went, deep into the primal mists of my own mind. It was beautiful.

If you haven't found your own spirit animal yet, I highly recommend it. I won't tell you what mine is, since that's highly personal, but you owe it to yourself to meet your animal guide and become attuned to the wild instincts of your heart.

Plus, your spirit journey will always yield a great reward! You might wind up with a valuable rare item, a luxurious Cash Shop treasure or one of these brand new exclusives.

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Grab a Guardian Totem today and discover your spirit animal! Or buy a bundle and get a whole supernatural menagerie of different spirit animals, which is possible for some reason!

Discover Your Spirit Animal

10 Join the Gaia Word Hunt Contest: The Final Stretch!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join the Gaia Word Hunt Contest: The Final Stretch! - admin Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:25 pm

Hey Gaians!

The brain-twisting Gaia Word Hunt contest is still underway, and we're in the final stretch! We already have two winners, but there's still room for one more. All you need to do is guess the letters that make up the “secret phrase” based on the daily clues. The first person to guess the phrase will earn an unreasonable amount of Gold. Think you can figure it out and take home the final prize?

If so, head to the contest thread and give it a shot. Happy hunting!

Join Now

11 Moonrise Has Ended!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Moonrise Has Ended! - admin Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:40 pm

Louie has finally turned the tide in the massive werewolf brawl that tore up the Masquerade! Now that things have calmed down, anyone who participated in the event can visit the Halloween Event Page to pick up their final item:

Visit the Moonrise Page


Curious how humanity got the upper hand? A full manga account of Ian's brave battle against Evil Timmy is coming soon!

If you haven't had your fill of trick-or-treating, you've still got one more week to grab some candy. And now that Louie has cleaned up the mess over at the Masquerade, it'll remain open for a few more days of classy, conflict-free partying. Have fun!

11 EI Report: Prince of the Sea, Runcible SpoonEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Prince of the Sea, Runcible Spoon - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:36 pm

Hello, EI fans! The anticipation is steadily building around our latest evolving items, so I'll cut right to the chase and drop some scientific knowledge on your eager brains:

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With still no lead on his father's whereabouts, the Prince of the Sea is losing hope. The crewmen are also growing weary of this expedition after another year has passed. However, the growing little creature looks out at the sea, believing a familiar presence is out there. The crew must remain strong, as their adventure has only just begun.

This week on the Runcible Spoon, Owl and Pussycat hopped on their antique bicycle and pedaled out to the shore for a mini-break, where they picnicked on mince pie and stewed quince jam. Pussycat wore her best leather booties and warm lace leggings, while Owl wore tall riding boots to protect his linen trousers-- should he find himself down on one knee, that is...


Oh boy, I'd better get some popcorn-- my calculations tell me this is going to be good! These items catch your interest? Pick them up at the Cash Shop and vote for your favorites in the weekly EI poll.

Get Your Evolving Items

11 Deadman's Shadow is now open to early-bird adventurers!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Deadman's Shadow is now open to early-bird adventurers! - admin Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:35 pm

The curse that bars adventurers from exploring Deadman's Shadow is beginning to lift! Those who have the Bloodstone Amulet can now venture into this underground vampire lair to face new challenges, including new enemies and a new boss. The intrepid will be rewarded with awesome new loot!

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If you weren't lucky enough to get the Bloodstone Amulet, you can still get early access to the area with a Bloodstone Gem, available now in the Gaia Cash Shop.

On Tuesday, the area will open freely to everyone-- but only for three days! After that, the gates will slam shut, and Deadman's Shadow will again be available only to those with Bloodstone Amulets or Gems. To reopen the area to all, the Gaian community will have to band together to perform good deeds: bringing in new zOMG! players, posting in the zOMG! forums, buying Bloodstone Gems or simply showing up to play zOMG! We'll put up an indicator in the zOMG! forums so you can check the community's progress toward lifting the curse.

Grab your Bloodstone Gem today to explore this dark new realm!

Visit the Cash Shop


Play zOMG!

14 Word Hunt Contest: The Winners and Phrase!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Word Hunt Contest: The Winners and Phrase! - admin Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:51 pm

Hey Gaians!

After weeks of furious hunting, we now have three winners of the Gaia Online Word Hunt Contest! Our winners were the first ones to figure out the secret phrase from the daily clues; congrats to the sharp-minded victors, but also to everyone who's been following along the past month and a half. You guys were really creative in figuring out the daily puzzles!

You can visit the contest thread to find out who won and gawk at their prizes, and depending on the poll results, what the winning phrase was. Should we do this again in the future? Let us know!

More Info

15 November's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement November's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:41 pm

Holy Mother of Gaia! Is it the 15th already? This is too much...I’m totally clutching my pearls right now!

November’s Monthly Collectibles unveil natural wonder and mechanical magic:

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Datamancer is ready to cast a high-tech spell with floating pauldrons, technologically modified hair, magic-enhancing body armor and boots.

First Frost is an ethereal beauty with shimmering hair, laurels, anklets, elegant gown, and frosty lace skin.

These items will be available this month only, so don’t miss out!

Visit the Cash Shop

15 Convention Tour: Anime USA 2011!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Convention Tour: Anime USA 2011! - DJ Helsing Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:07 pm

Anime USA 2011: Arlington, Virginia

Where: Hyatt Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia

Variety Hour: November 18th 2011, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Conference Theater

Panel: November 19th 2011, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Conference Theater

Feedback Social: November 20th 2011, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Panels 2


Head on over and meet us for our traditional Gaia Panel, complete with plenty of mischief, prizes and glimpses at Gaia's future. Also, be sure to stop by 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, an amazing collection of wild and goofy contests to showcase your weirdest skills and win some great prizes.


As a bonus, all Gaia event attendees will receive a special limited-edition Convention Tour 2011 Item for your avatar along with a zOMG! starter pack, 2,500 Gold and the 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 2011!

Check out the Gaia 2011 Convention Tour


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

17 Gaia Housing UpdateEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Housing Update - admin Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:51 pm

Great news for Gaian homeowners: we've made some major updates to our housing system. In addition to running on more browsers, we’ve revamped the interface as well-- making it much easier to access your home’s inventory and view your furniture and decorations. We’ve also made moving items around your house a cinch! When you’re done beautifying your home, you can show it off to your friends and neighbors with ease. There are some new animations and interactivity with some housing items, too: you can turn on TVs and toasters, see candles flicker and more.

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There are some great new aquarium-themed items at the Faktori and Cash Shop, so stop by for some redecoration.

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As with any new launch, we've tried to work out all the kinks. If you find any bugs or have any suggestions on how we can improve Housing, stop by the feedback thread and speak your mind.

Visit Your New Home Visit the Cash Shop

18 EI Report: Runcible Spoon, OwlpocalypseEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Runcible Spoon, Owlpocalypse - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:40 pm

Merry Friday, ponderers of the natural world! I've got another exciting Evolving Item update to share; this week, the Runcible Spoon reaches its heartwarming conclusion, while the elusive Owlpocalypse makes a surprise autumn appearance. Have yourself a gander:

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This week on Runcible Spoon, Owl and Pussycat finally tied the knot! After Owl presented his lovely lady with a shining gold ring, Pussycat treated herself to some freshly tinted fringe at the Piggywig Salon. It wasn't long before the stylish sweethearts stood side by side at the altar, dressed in vintage wedding attire, gazing into each other's beautiful eyes... and inevitably stuffed themselves with cake. Congratulations!

Just in time for fall, the adorable Owlpocalypse returns once more! The forest is thick with the scent of earthy fungowls as falling owleaves drift lazily down


A veritable embarrassment of EI riches! To get your hands on these, head over to the Gaia Cash Shop. And remember to stop by our weekly EI poll and let us know which items you like best. Until next week, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

22 Black Friday: Huge Deals & Rare Items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Black Friday: Huge Deals & Rare Items! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:21 pm

Hello, Gaians! Rigel and I have been battening down our hatches for the upcoming Black Friday onslaught—we know it's a big shopping day, so we're preparing some big bargains and astounding reissues to make the most of it.

First up, we'll be offering five different discounted bundles of classic Cash Shop items, each representing a different color. If you're super lucky, you'll also get a free bonus: a specially recolored version of one of the items in the bundle! Full details on these will be available Friday morning, so stay tuned.


We'll also be releasing various Cash Shop items for very limited times throughout the weekend, some at big discounts. And for the true high-rollers, we'll have ongoing limited-time sales of some very, very rare items from the past—many of them have never been released outside of CIs. If you're looking for an unforgettable gift for that special Gaian someone, here's your chance to grab a Kitten Star!

Stay tuned, shoppers—the festivities start this Friday morning! For a full schedule of special Black Friday releases, you can check out this thread:

Check Out the Schedule

23 EI Report: Zodiacal, Prince of the Sea, Trilune's CovenantEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Zodiacal, Prince of the Sea, Trilune's Covenant - [NPC] Dr. Singh Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:35 pm

Greetings, EI enthusiasts! Your slice of science is coming to you early this week, since our intrepid EI researchers will be departing a little early for the holiday weekend. We’re serving up updates on Zodiacal and Prince of the Sea-- plus, a tasty new Rapid EI:

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This month's evolution of Zodiacal features Sagittarius, the Archer. Sagittarius is ambitious and optimistic, and will continue to be so even when it looks like all hope is lost. Idealistic and modest, they are loyal and trustworthy friends full of energy and adventure.

After another year on treacherous waters, the Prince of the Sea had enough combat training to become part of the crew. However, a sudden turn of events occurred-- as they were approaching an uncharted island, several crewman suddenly dropped dead on the ship. And when they held a funeral at sea, they vowed to find the cause of their deaths. The creature spouted yellow sparks from its tail, sensing the danger on that island…

New! Trilune's Covenant: When life brings you down, sometimes you need guidance. So what do you do? You pick up your amethyst crystal pendulum and start searching for answers. By clearing and relaxing your mind, you rely on your subconscious to move the pendulum, unlocking the power within.


Well, I hope you’re stuffed with this cornucopia of EI goodness! You can swing by the Cash Shop to grab one for yourself, and visit the weekly EI poll to vote for your favorites. Merry Turkeysmas, everyone!

Get Your Evolving Items

25 Black Friday: Big Bundles + Rare Items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Black Friday: Big Bundles + Rare Items! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:42 pm

The Cash Shop's Black Friday Blowout is about to begin! We've got a bunch of great stuff for both the bargain hunters and hardcore holiday high-rollers out there: discounts on Cash Shop items, a bunch of new bundles (with chances of rare recolors) and even some super-limited chances to grab some of Gaia's rarest items.

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First up, a look at our five Black Friday bundles, on sale all this weekend! Each of these comes with an assortment of items, plus a rare chance at something extra: a bonus recolored version of one of the items within!

The Understated Black bundle includes The Gravedigger, Wed to Darkness and Demon Vassal. Rare chance: all of the above, plus an exclusive recolor: The Gravedigger's Exorcism!

The Cozy Brown bundle includes Mr. Butterscotch the Third, Herr Schwartz and Cupcake Confection. Rare chance: all of the above, plus an exclusive recolor: Mrs. Butterscotch!

The Celestial Blue bundle includes King of Life, Sweet Lunarian and Deranged Surgeon. Rare chance: all of the above, plus an exclusive recolor: King of Terra!

The Regal Red bundle includes Queen Anne's Lace, Nightwalker's Reprisal and Scarlet Mist. Rare chance: all of the above, plus an exclusive recolor: Lady Jane's Lace!

The Joyful Color bundle includes Shepherdess de l'Agneau, Skyward Mechanic, Sunset Harvest and Fruitkerchief. Rare chance: all of the above, plus an exclusive recolor: Shepherdess Pastorale!

Keep your eyes peeled for huge savings! At various random times throughout the weekend, we'll be offering special sales on each of these bundles. Keep your eyes out for slightly different versions of the bundle icons in the Cash Shop:

If you see a double bundle, it means you get two of that bundle for the price of one!


If you see stars on the bundle, it means it's on sale for 30% off its usual price!

That's not all: as we mentioned on Tuesday, we'll be hosting brief sales of some hard-to-get items throughout the weekend:

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If you're looking for the ultimate holiday gift for a huge Gaia fan, you've got a shot at some of our most coveted treasures. You can find the full schedule of special sale items over in our black friday schedule thread.

Visit the Cash Shop

28 Advance Chance: Get a head start on December's CI!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Advance Chance: Get a head start on December's CI! - [NPC] GRS Accountant Ivan Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:38 pm

Oh, hello there! I thought I heard you slither into my office. Look for a lucrative business opportunity? Look no further then December's Advance Chance, which can grant you first dibs on some highly-coveted trade commodities:


What will the next CI be? Nobody knows, but you’ll get the first crack at it with the Advance Chance. On the day of the next CI release, you’ll be able to open your bundle and start reaping the rewards of your CIs hours before they’re released to the general public, so you can start listing items on the Marketplace when hardly anyone has their hands on them yet.


The next CI won’t be revealed until the middle of December, but you can reserve yours today!

Visit the Cash Shop

December Edit

01 EI Report: Trilune's CovenantEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Trilune's Covenant - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:17 pm

Hello, science fans! Time for an update on those ever-evolving items. This week brings us more data on the recently released Rapid EI:

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Trilune's Covenant: A maiden appears before you. A representation of both youth and enchantment, she promises you new beginnings as the night is still young and encourages you to never give up-- even when life presents to you its darkest moments.


Oh, how I love a good mystery! If this item tickles your fancy, pick it up at the Cash Shop-- and don’t forget to vote for your faves in the weekly EI poll . See you next week!

Get Your Evolving Items

06 The 3rd Annual Modmas Contest is here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement The 3rd Annual Modmas Contest is here! - admin Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:16 pm

Merry Greetings, Gaians! The 3rd Annual Modmas Contest is here-- a festive event hosted by Gaia staff and Moderators. Participate in contests filled with fabulous prizes including millions in Gold, rare items, and even Gaia Cash! And the fun doesn’t stop there-- roleplay with other users and get amazing artwork from Mods and staff. You even get free items and gifts just for hanging out in the thread. Come on in and celebrate with us!

Merry Modmas!

06 Gaia Housing: Holiday Update!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia Housing: Holiday Update! - admin Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:16 pm

Merry greetings, Gaia Homeowners! We’ve added some festive new decorations to the Faktori and Cash Shop in celebration of the holidays. Choose a tree that suits your home and then decorate it with a variety of ornaments, bows, and lights. The Cash Shop also has some cozy new items like an animated fireplace, windows with a snowy view, and many more premium decorations.

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Stop by our shops and liven up your home with some holiday spirit!

Visit The Faktori Visit the Cash Shop

07 Drop down to Underland!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Drop down to Underland! - [NPC] Ivan Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:25 pm

I remember my short stint in the military. I'd just turned eighteen, and hadn't yet developed the rippling muscles that would later become my trademark—I figured joining the service would be a great way to make a man of myself.

It ended as quickly as it started when I shot myself in the foot during basic training and had to be sent home to recover. I’m glad it worked out that way, as my long convalescence gave me plenty of time to hit the books and hone the accounting skills that made me who I am today.

My days as a soldier are long gone, but you still have a chance to join up and battle the forces of darkness! Do you have what it takes to make it on your own in Underland—or will you go AWOL?

However you fare on your journey, great rewards will surely come your way. You might wind up with a valuable rare item, a luxurious Cash Shop treasure or one of these brand new exclusives.

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Take a trip to Underland today and find out what you’re really made of! Or buy a bundle and get nine chances to fully explore this strange world.

Down the Rabbit Hole

09 EI Report: Prince of the Sea, Trilune's CovenantEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Prince of the Sea, Trilune's Covenant - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:49 pm

Put on your safety goggles-- it’s time for a flash of science that will blow your mind! We have a double dose of Evolving Items for you this week:

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The Prince of the Sea and his crew fought a long battle with mysterious ships that appeared as they moved closer to the island. It seems that something on that island was trying to prevent them from landing. Unfortunately, having nearly exhausted their supplies and manpower, they were forced to retreat back. As they finally reached land, their creature grew into some sort of sea serpent. And later that night, the prince dreamt of the sea serpent, who whispered that what they seek was not on the island, but underneath it...

As you progress further with Trilune's Covenant, you are visited by the mother: a symbol of stability, power and protection. She advises you to stay on path towards your goal until the end, for that sense of fulfillment is a feeling worth aiming for.


Wow, how enlightening-- I’m learning something new every week! If you want to get the full experience of these ever-growing goodies, pick them up at the Cash Shop. Don’t forget to vote for your favorites in the weekly EI poll. Until next time, friends!

Get Your Evolving Items

12 Introducing the Avatar Card!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Introducing the Avatar Card! - admin Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:02 pm

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a friend (...or yourself)? Our new Avatar Card lets you slap any Gaia avatar on a reloadable Gaia Cash gift card.

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You can personalize and order your loaded Avatar Card online, and we'll ship it out by mail-- and until December 31st, shipping is free!

Once you get it, simply follow the instructions on the card to redeem it. To reload the Avatar Card with more Cash, just take it to the nearest 7-11 store.

You can find more info and order one right now on our Avatar Card page!

Get Your Avatar Card


Update: Uh oh! Due to a massive horde of Gaians overrunning the system all at once, we're having a few technical difficulties. We're working on sorting everything out, and it should all work soon-- in the meantime, you can put the finishing touches on your avatar so it's all ready to be immortalized in card form.

13 Gold Shop Update: Garage Sale!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gold Shop Update: Garage Sale! - [NPC] Carl Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:45 pm

December brings the Garage Sale update, a motley shop refresh full of recolored items, miscellaneous trinkets and some fun new winter items. Carl's glassy-eyed gaze betrays no understanding of this or any other human affair.

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Carl emits a husky groan. He has no useful information to offer. Maybe you should have a look at some of the other shops.

Go Shopping

14 12 Days of GaiaEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement 12 Days of Gaia - admin Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:33 pm

As the season reaches its terrible festive crescendo, we've gone completely mad with the spirit of holiday giving! But don't weep for us; instead, take advantage of our pathological need to shove presents into your hands.

Just visit Gaia once a day for the next 12 days-- that's from now until Christmas-- and we'll give you a free daily gift. Just click on the little lamppost in the header to grab your free item!

14 New items in the Crystal Box!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement New items in the Crystal Box! - admin Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:31 pm

We've added some exclusive treats to the Crystal Box, our randomized gift reserved for Gaians who buy Gaia Cash Cards or order Cash by PayPal or credit card. (Note: Crystal Boxes aren't included with customizable Avatar Cards).


Each Crystal Box brings a random exclusive item, and we've just added two great new possibilities to the mix: you might get the Lunar Headphones, which harness the power of the moon for crystal-clear audio fidelity, or Yuki the Snow Monkey, a warm and cuddly pal to keep you cozy this winter.

Take a shot at a Crystal Box with any $25 Gaia Cash purchase!

Grab Some Cash

14 Charity CI: Revolution DuskEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Charity CI: Revolution Dusk - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:16 pm

Even though Mintaka and I have seen many magical and wondrous things in our lifetime, a good video game always manages to stop us in our tracks. And with the hottest game of the season just released, we haven’t been able to get any work done! We bring you the epic MMORPGMIALOL, Revolution Dusk. It will only be in the Cash Shop for one week, so pick it up before December 20. Who you'll be in this game is entirely up to chance:

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What is Revolution Dusk? This press release from the producers speaks for itself:


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Revolution Dusk 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 Dusk 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!!!

You simply can’t miss out on this MMORPGMIALOL goodness!

After having a blast playing this game, we really wanted to share the joy of gaming with kids who need it most. Ten percent of the proceeds from Revolution Dusk 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.

Whatever your destiny may be in Revolution Dusk, you’ll surely end up with some brand new exclusive items. So get connected to the most groundbreaking role-playing game of the year with Revolution Dusk. 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!

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14 Viximo Christmas SaleEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Viximo Christmas Sale - admin Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:48 pm

Happy Holidays, everyone! Our friends at Viximo have a special treat for you. Starting now until Christmas, every day that you stop by to play one of their games (Backyard Monsters, Resort World, or Mahjongg Dimensions), you’ll get a discount on game credits. Come back every day to watch the discounts stack up like a pile of presents!

There’s also a bunch of limited edition holiday items now available in Resort World, so be sure to check ‘em out!

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15 December's Monthly Collectibles are here!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement December's Monthly Collectibles are here! - [NPC] Rina Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:28 pm

Wait, whaaaaaat?! It’s the 15th? When did this happen? I’m totally not ready!

December’s Monthly Collectibles present fluffy goodness and a secret spy:

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Sweet Sealie will keep you warm with a faux fur coat, hand muff, seal ear muffs, and your very own baby Sealie.

The Wasp is wrapped in secrecy with a gold-trimmed fedora, sleek vest, trousers, and billowing coat.

These items will only be available this month only, so pick 'em up while you can!

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16 EI Report: Trilune's CovenantEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Trilune's Covenant - [NPC] Dr. Singh Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:57 pm

Hello there, my pursuers of truth and knowledge! This week we have an item that has reached its final magical evolution. Gaze in wonder at its beauty:

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Trilune's Covenant: You are visited by the final goddess, the Crone. A representation of both wisdom and repose, she advises you to be attentive towards your goal. Keep in mind, the journey itself is worth just as much as the destination, since much precious wisdom is gleaned from experience.


That was beautiful...I think I have a tear in my eye. If you’d like to explore this treasure further, then pick it up at the Cash Shop and don’t forget to vote for your top picks in the weekly EI poll. Have a fantastic weekend!

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16 Monthly Update: December 2011Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Monthly Update: December 2011 - DJ Helsing Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:28 pm

Hi, Gaians! We've got a quick video update to share with you-- in order to keep the Gaia community in the know, we've decided to do monthly video updates (starring yours truly) that let you know exactly what we've been up to lately and what's in store for the coming month.

Of course, there's something in it for you: we'll be hosting a contest and giving away 100,000 Gold to a lucky winner.

We also have an opinion poll set up, so your voice can be heard and your thoughts can shape Gaia's future. Be sure to cast your vote and earn a free Wing Sticker.

To check out our first monthly update, just click this rad button:

Watch the Video

16 Safety Video #3 - Enjoy! :)Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Safety Video #3 - Enjoy! :) - admin Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:30 pm

Hey Gaians!

With the holidays fast approaching, we want to help make sure everyone has an awesome time on Gaia enjoying the events, hanging out with friends, sharing gifts with each other, etc. But it wouldn't be so festive if you should have your account compromised, would it? NO IT WOULD NOT!

To help you avoid such an occurrence, we've dug into our archives to release Safety Video #3. Don’t remember the Safety Martial (although how could you not)? Make sure to watch our first two videos to see all his wacky Safety-related adventures ( Safety Video #1 and Safety Video #2 … and so that you’re not completely confused by the ending to #3). And in the meantime, you’ll pick up some tips and tricks to guard against getting tricked by pop-up phishing attempts and help keep your Gaia account safe. So grab some eggnog (and frankly, given the quality of these productions, you might need it!) and watch the videos

Take care and Happy Holidays! The Gaia Online Admin Team


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18 Cash Shop Update: Silver BellsEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Silver Bells - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:14 pm

Greetings, festive revelers! Rigel and I have a very special holiday treat to share: an animated gift box that will soon pop open to reveal something very, very special.

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What secret lies within the gift box known as Silver Bells? Nobody knows, but this mysterious box keeps wiggling and jingling. The noises seem to be made by some kind of living creature, but what could it be? In order for Silver Bells to reveal itself, it needs to stay close to you! The box will only open if you keep it equipped-- if you unequip it, it will start all over.


Curious? If so, can pick up a Silver Bells box in the Cash Shop now!

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19 Super Prize 2011: one more chance at 2011's hottest items!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Super Prize 2011: one more chance at 2011's hottest items! - [NPC] Ivan Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:26 pm

There comes a point every year when things get a little too cluttered in my apartment—just yesterday I sprained my ankle while trying to climb over a pile of Guardian Totems, and poor Bibbles has been trapped under an avalanche of Love Charms for hours, plaintively yowling for freedom.

Some might call me a hoarder, but I prefer to think of myself as a man-dragon, filling my cave with glittering treasures and booby-trapping the junk piles to thwart interloping adventurers!

But I've got to clean up a little, so I've boxed all of my precious CIs into one randomized Super Prize! When you open one up, you'll probably get one of these amazing 2011 Chance Items:

• Bitter Frost
• Lost Chapter
• Love Charm II
• Crystal Overdrive
• Arcana Break
• Eternal Rivals
• Screen King
• Double Rainbow
• Valefor Academy
• Neverland
• Famestar Masquerade
• Guardian Totem

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Or, if you're exceedingly lucky, you might get one of the rare, unreleased test items I have lying around, including recolors of some highly-coveted CI items: look out for Siku the White Wolf, Mystical Mender, Virgil's Sinister Verdict and some special collectible SDPLus dolls of yours truly.

Free me from my clutter and invest in a Super Prize today! You can also grab a bundle and get nine shots at something amazing—head to the Cash Shop today!

Visit the Cash Shop

Bonus visual feast! Check out this splendid Super Prize illustration. Click for big:

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21 Revolution Dusk is leaving soon!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Revolution Dusk is leaving soon! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:26 pm

All the slowpokes out there just caught a lucky break: we've decided to extend the sales of Revolution Dusk until tomorrow night! If you'd like one last chance to grab some great exclusive items—and contribute to a great cause—you should grab one while you still can. Check out some of the great exclusive items you might get:


Plus, Ten percent of the proceeds from Revolution Dusk 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.

Pick one up today in the Cash Shop!

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21 There's a New Gaia iPhone App!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement There's a New Gaia iPhone App! - admin Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:29 pm

Great news for all you mobile Gaians: we’ve added some awesome new features to our Gaia iOS app, now known as Gaia on the Go! Now you can browse through profiles, buy premium items from the Cash Shop, and even use your iTunes card to buy Gaia Cash. Download the latest app today and get access to these exclusive items in the Cash Shop:

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Energy Sword: A badass sword with a holographic orange blade and blazing power orb!

iKitty the Smartcat: The iKitty is the cutest, most innovative smartcat on the market...until version 2.0 comes out.


Important note: due to weirdness with the App Store, this is an entirely new Gaia iPhone app; even if you have the old version, you'll need to grab the new one rather than just updating the old one. Search for "Gaia On the Go" to find it!

You can get the new app for your iPhone or iPod Touch in the App Store. Be sure to rate it five stars if you dig it-- if we get a bunch of reviews, we'll know you want us to keep adding new features!

Get the App!

21 Cash Shop Update: Breezy LoveEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Breezy Love - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:10 pm

A chilly winter has swept over Gaia, which is why Mintaka and I dreamt up some winter ensembles that would warm the coldest of hearts. Look your best for the winter romance in your life with these charming outfits:

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Wintry Kisses is sugary sweet like a peppermint treat! This lovely girl is ready for the chilly weather in her cute little ensemble. Wintry Kisses includes a lacy dress, candy-cane striped stockings, a caplet, flowery hairpins, matching platform boots, and hair that goes from pink to white.

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Argent Splendor is white snow, oversized bows, and silver bells aplenty. What is winter without its lovely blue and silver hues? Argent Splendor includes a flowing back ribbon, an elegant silver Yule tree and snowbank, a mini potted tree, and an abundance of gifts!

It's freezing outside but that's not going to stop Frosted Affection from layering up and braving the snow to see his special someone during the holidays. He's even brought a red ribbon bell as a gift.

Frosted Affection includes decorative earmuffs, white-streaked hair, stylish white trench coat, warm argyle sweater vest, belted pants, and some well-insulated boots.

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Maximilian the Snowdog is ready for some fun in the snow! This puppy wears his red scarf proudly and is looking forward to the winter season. After all, he has lots of fur to keep him warm!

Pick up the Breezy Love Bundle and you’ll get all of the items above, plus the exclusive animated item, Astra XXXVIII: Snowy Winter!


If these lovely items melt your heart, then visit the Cash Shop today!

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22 Xmas 2011: The Carol of Old PeteEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Xmas 2011: The Carol of Old Pete - [NPC] Santa Claus Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:01 pm

Merry Xmas, my beloved Gaians! Our holiday festivities have now officially commenced. This year, I'd like you to gather around while I spin a heartwarming story of human kindness: seems like Old Pete, Gaia's most famous hobo, has been overwhelmed with the spirit of giving.

Y'see, Pete was recently given a beautiful Xmas sweater by a kind stranger. Overcome with inscrutable hobo emotion, Pete has decided to repay all the small acts of kindness he's been given over the years-- but he has nothing to give! You can help Pete fulfill his Xmas dreams by donating some items to his quest-- and ol' Santa will see to it that you're nicely rewarded.

As more Gaians donate items, the bar on the event page will slowly fill up and more lovely gifts will be given out! For more info on how to play, check out the instruction thread.

Read the story Help Pete


Meanwhile, don't forget to go caroling in Towns and in Gaia's many shops-- sing a merry tune to collect some exclusive holiday items.

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22 EI Report: Prince of the Sea, ZodiacalEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Prince of the Sea, Zodiacal - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:19 pm

Hey there, fellow adventurers in the realm of science! I hope you're enjoying Gaia's holiday festivities, which include our friend Old Pete, occasional co-host to our erstwhile pal Timmy-- best of luck, Pete! Anyway, we've got two great updates this week:

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Fully stocked and recovered, Prince of the Sea's crew once again heads back out to the island. In the middle of their journey, the sea serpent undergoes an unusual transformation. Its blue fabric like fin wraps its entire body as it falls into a slumber state. What will become of it as they reach the mysterious island?

This evolution of Zodiacal features the responsible and hardworking Capricorn. They are clever and ambitious, and set high standards for themselves and their efforts. Reserved and prudent, they are a class act, forever faithful to those they love.


That's all for now, friends! You may now return to your powerful eggnog stupor-- but first, remember to stop by our weekly EI poll to vote for your favorite items. As always, you can pick up these scientific marvels in the Cash Shop.

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27 Cash Shop Update: Celebratory PairEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Celebratory Pair - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:35 pm

It’s almost time for the New Year, our darling Gaians! And what better way to greet the new year than with a sparkly outfit and a new love?

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Meet our celebratory pair; they each came to the New Year's bash alone. They weren't looking for love, but when they spotted each other across the dance floor in equally stylish and sparkling threads, they knew it was meant to be. Looks like they'll be kissing when the countdown reaches zero!

Sparkling Reveler is decked out from head to toe in sparkling black and silver sequined clothing. Includes a dress, jacket, leggings, ankle boots, scarf, head bows and disco ball purse.

Glittering Carouser is a dashing fellow who loves to show off his bling especially during a party. Includes rhinestone studded jacket, shades, hat, shirt, pants and boots.


Come visit the Cash Shop and celebrate the New Year in style!

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28 Get Your SOPA Item!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Get Your SOPA Item! - admin Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:27 pm

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is creating a big stir across the interweb. Now you can raise awareness about the issue with an exclusive SOPA inspired item right here on Gaia. Whether you think it’s a necessary measure to fight copyright infringement or a massive step towards Internet censorship, we strongly encourage you to read up on it and write your local member of Congress with your opinion.

So get your SOPA item now and make your voice heard!

Get your Sopa

29 Enter the December 2011 MC Giveaway!!!Edit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Enter the December 2011 MC Giveaway!!! - DJ Helsing Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:24 pm

Want a free December 2011 Monthly Collectible? It's easy: just visit our MC Contest thread and post your favorite December MC from the past and why you like it. You'll be automatically entered in a drawing for your very own December 2011 MC!

Enter the Contest

30 EI Report: Owlpocalypse & Gary's Island AdventureEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement EI Report: Owlpocalypse & Gary's Island Adventure - [NPC] Dr. Singh Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:40 pm

Happy holidays, friends! Mind if I sneak in a quick EI Report between all the festivities? We've got a very unusual lineup for EIs getting updated this week, and I think you'll find some pleasant surprises...

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The elusive Owlpocalypse makes a rare appearance this week. The owly little fella has decided it can't NOT celebrate New Year's Eve. No one gets down and funky like owls... after all, they are nocturnal!

Looks like things are heating up in the tropical sun for Gary's Island Adventure! Long ago, back when our hobo pal Old Pete was guest-co-hosting this program, he rattled off a list of evolving items straight out of his anti-freeze addled imagination. Now, one of those items has entered the realm of reality! You can trade in your Wing Stickers for the formula over at The Treehouse. This week, Gary finds himself clinging to life after a mysterious shipwreck...


You can let us know which EI is your favorite at the weekly EI poll. If you'd like to pick up Owlpocalypse for yourself, just visit our celestial friends at the Gaia Cash Shop. Have a great weekend and a fabulous new year!

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