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JanuaryEdit

04 Item Variations fixedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Item Variations fixed - edy Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:10 pm

Item Variations fixed

There were a few items that had duplicate poses, which when clicked, equipped a completely unrelated pose or no pose at all.

The duplicate poses have been removed and you should be able to equip all poses.

Some of the affected items are:

  • Western Zodiac
  • Dionaesil
  • Kelp o' th' Loch
  • Fremere's Guard
  • Trick or Treat Tote
  • Infernal Spirit
  • Heartbreaker
  • Goti the Kid
  • Spirit Pyre
  • Yellow Heartstring

05 Daily Chance fixedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Daily Chance fixed - edy Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:35 pm

Daily Chance fixed

We've fixed Daily Chance for Firefox 9 users.

Firefox 9 was requesting the reward twice, which is why sometimes it worked, and other times it didn't. The reward was claimed, and received in both instances.

All other browsers are not affected.

05 Frontier Skies GloomyEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Frontier Skies Gloomy - Narumi Misuhara Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:44 pm

Frontier Skies Gloomy

Frontier Skies has been down for a bit now and after an exploit investigation and other factors explained below, I'm sorry to say we don't intend to bring it back.

We initially took it down due to a serious exploit we intended to fix. However, further investigation into the exploit showed that a fix would require a major rewrite of the game. The exploit, in addition to an extremely low number of users who were actually playing the game, and the other bugs in the game would simply require more resources to fix and maintain than we are currently able to commit to it.

I know we said we would bring the game back and make it a permanent site feature, and apologize deeply to those of you playing or intending to play the game. However, knowing that we won't be able to maintain it, we feel it is better to remove it than leave it as a broken feature sitting on the site.

I also apologize that we haven't said anything about all this earlier. After our initial investigations I got busy and forgot to post this update >.<

Over the next few weeks, we’ll remove the links to the game from the site and archive the forum.

05 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:54 pm

New items in Bid Blast

This week we have a collection of rare formulas usually only found in Alchemist's Case - Formula 4: Wicked Loud Horn, Formula 5: Vitaman, Formula 1: Angelic Quest Inizio, and Formula 1: Demonic Quest Inizio.

Go bid on them in Bid Blast!

06 World Page Re-launchEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices World Page Re-launch - Narumi Misuhara Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:47 pm

World Page Re-launch

For those who remember, a while back we worked with the community on creating an updated version of the World page. Those changes are now completed and will be going live this Monday, for details on the changes that will be taking place, please see the [OFFICIAL] World Page Re-Design Rnd. 2 thread.

10 Xmas & FS forumEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Xmas & FS forum - Narumi Misuhara Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:09 pm

Xmas & FS forum

Just fyi the Xmas2011 forum will be archived tomorrow and the Frontier Skies will be archived at the end of the week.

11 No titleEdit

No more green box for I AM items:

  • For those who like to roam in Towns as the creature (I AM) items, the bug with the big green box had been removed. If you look really closely you might still find some artifacts, hopefully that will be fixed at a later date.

Bao items work with bao hairstyles

  • The Bao now covers the bao hair on both the front and the back. Small bug that had been with us for 7 years now. :O

Please re-save your avatar for these fixes to take effect.

12 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - reapersun Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:19 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Bidding has started for Valhalla's Obsidian Armor, Turtlenie the Moga, Deep Sea Enforcer Suit, and Cutie Cowgirl. Check it out and maybe you'll get a bargain on a cool item!

12 Buy Tokens from Prize & JoyEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Buy Tokens from Prize & Joy - carbonphyber Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:21 pm

Buy Tokens from Prize & Joy

We are going to remove the Gold Mountain gold shop soon so we've made tokens purchasable from within Prize & Joy. We're going to keep Lex (the NPC from the Gold Mountain gold shop) -- we're not sure yet what shop he will move to.

As always, if you have any issues with this update, please post a topic in the Bug Reports forum.

Also - I am currently troubleshooting the "missing forum titles" issue. It does appear to happen whenever a user replies using the iOS app. Thanks Torus Ragnarok for pointing this out!

15 Tiles DisabledEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Tiles Disabled - Narumi Misuhara Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:42 am

Tiles Disabled

Tiles temporarily disabled due to a critical issue with the game. Further updates on this will come as we have them.

17 Tiles is back!Edit

Tiles is back!

Tiles survived a last minute trip to the exploit surgeon, and is happily taking new players again!

Go forth and create chains!

18 SOPA & CensorshipEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices SOPA & Censorship - ubermegAtrOn Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:08 pm

SOPA & Censorship

To commemorate the Internet-wide protest against SOPA/PIPA, Gaia has been censored for the day, but we'll be back to normal tomorrow. Once censored, avatars cannot be uncensored, so think carefully about how much this legislation could affect you. To discuss SOPA/PIPA further, see this thread in the SOPA forum.

18 Dumpster Dive UpdateEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Dumpster Dive Update - Narumi Misuhara Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:08 pm

Dumpster Dive Update

Just an update that the chance payouts for Dumpster Dive have been modified to include all forms of paper available from Towns.


As a reminder of how the game works...

As long as there are user donations in the bin you can dive, if not you then get 10 dives for random items from Towns trash, to bugs, to 1k - 10k items (similar to Daily Chance, and available once a day). Once you have exhausted the dives and if there are still no Gaian donations in the bin then you see the 'please donate' condition, as soon as there are more donations made by Gaians' you will be able to continue diving until the supply is again exhausted.

19 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - reapersun Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:18 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Bidding has started for White Russian, Shadowlegend, Zorya Polunochnaya, and Pora Ice. Do you dare challenge the BidBlast deities and possibly win a great bargain? Do you have the GUTS???

19 misc updatesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices misc updates - carbonphyber Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:46 pm

misc updates

We're patching a number of things right now:

  • The "tipping" notice setting in the MyGaia "settings" page used to do nothing because of a typo. It works now. If you aren't getting tipping notices, make sure the "Tip for forum post" is checked.
  • The mobile app had a typo that created weirdness when users replied to forum posts with the iOS app. This should be fixed, hopefully restoring notifications when the mobile app users reply to your posts.
  • We're making a change to the scripts that run when you try to login. Hopefully this will fix issues users have been having for the past few weeks when the login form complains "please enter your password" after you already have.

25 FireFox9 + Old footerEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices FireFox9 + Old footer - carbonphyber Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:21 pm

FireFox9 + Old footer

We are updating some YAHOO! code that we use. This update fixes multiple features that broke when FireFox 9 came out (notably the "old footer" not showing quicklinks).

It's a big change so please let us know in the Bug Reports forum if you see any weirdness or unusable features.

26 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:02 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Don't forget to check out Bid Blast this week! Illyncia's Honor, K.O. Star, Astra-IX: Spectral Possession, and Vinyl Collector are up for bid. You might be the Gaian to grab one of them for a great price!

26 Facebook Connect UsersEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Facebook Connect Users - carbonphyber Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:38 pm

Facebook Connect Users

Facebook has warned us that our FaceBook Connect code may not work on/after Feb 1. We are upgrading our code as fast as we can to avoid this situation.

Just in case we don't get the upgrade done in time, please make sure you have and know your Gaia username and password in case you are unable to login using the Facebook Connect login button. Please try to login using your username/password in the Gaia login form to make sure you can before Feb 1.

This issue/change should not affect Gaia users that currently do not have FBConnect enabled on their Gaia account.

30 Towns And HousesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Towns And Houses - codemonkey37179 Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:35 pm

Towns And Houses

  • We are getting some complaints that some people are having trouble accessing parts of towns or their houses. Rest assured we are looking into it, and will keep you updated.

Update

  • We have restarted some of the servers. This seems to have corrected the problem. If anyone still experiences any problems please post them in the bug report forum.

30 Gold Values - commas!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Gold Values - commas! - carbonphyber Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:33 pm

Gold Values - commas!

We are adding commas in many places on the site where gold/GCash values are displayed and we will accept commas in more input fields. We will not be able to get all locations on this pass (we know we didn't updated Flash spaces), but hopefully it will help you make more informed decisions when you trade/vend/buy/sell/etc. items.

Note: we have made the system American-currency compliant (commas and an option period for the fraction). Mal-formatted currencies will error if not formatted as expected, rather than guess what you meant.

FebruaryEdit

01 OMGPOP Working AgainEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices OMGPOP Working Again - Panagrammic Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:37 pm

OMGPOP Working Again

We've fixed the issue that was causing OMGPOP to white screen that started last night -- so you may go henceforth and hovedrawballoonool(*).

(*) Not actually a real word.

01 Preventative maintenanceEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Preventative maintenance - carbonphyber Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:59 pm

Preventative maintenance

We're pushing a large change to game items to prevent game items from breaking the site in the near future. If all goes well, Gaia users will not see any changes. If anything breaks in the next few minutes, please report it to Bug Reports and we will try to fix it ASAP.

09 Housing UpdateEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Housing Update - codemonkey37179 Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:42 pm

Housing Update

We have made a few updates to the houses and the housing editor. The biggest change, and by far the most requested is that you can now place equipable items in the house. You can place up to 100 non-housing items in your house by dragging them to the house icon in the inventory arranger. Other updates include kitchen cabinets that align, and the television has been fixed so that it can be turned off.

15 Event & ATA UpdateEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Event & ATA Update - Narumi Misuhara Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:59 pm

Event & ATA Update

Hey guys, there are a couple of things I wanted to inform you all about. The first is that the Valentines event will continue until Friday around 4 - 5 PM PST So if you still want to show your love towards your fellow Gaians... What are you waiting for!

The second is to update you on this post here that states we will be holding a special Ask the Admin tonight at 5PM PST since otherwise due to a holiday next week would mean no ATA for 2 weeks.

16 Towns, and Fishing fixesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Towns, and Fishing fixes - edy Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:45 pm

Towns, and Fishing fixes

You can now save the items from your backpack to your main inventory in Towns.

Saving buckets in Fishing has also been fixed.

17 QuikkitchEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Quikkitch - Narumi Misuhara Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:31 pm

Quikkitch

May the best house town win!

Read how this began.

(This mini-event will run today only)

21 Towns save is broken againEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Towns save is broken again - edy Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:10 pm

Towns save is broken again

One or more users decided to abuse the system after it was fixed, so saving items to your inventory from Towns is once again broken (reverted back to its previous state).

We're looking in to ways of limiting abusers while still letting users save bugs. We'll hopefully have a fix by the end of this week.

While we're fixing it, you can still collect bugs, but saving them wont work.

22 ATA TonightEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA Tonight - Narumi Misuhara Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:58 pm

ATA Tonight

Just wanted to remind everyone that there will be an Ask the Admin meeting tonight at 5PM PST in the GCD forum.

Also after reviewing the *data of last Friday's mini-event, Durepuff clearly won... by lots.

'*data: no data was actually collected.

27 ATA Tonight 2/27/2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA Tonight 2/27/2012 - Narumi Misuhara Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:34 pm

ATA Tonight 2/27/2012

Reminder that there is an Ask the Admin session scheduled for tonight at 5PM PST

29 AutoCash issuesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices AutoCash issues - carbonphyber Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:26 pm

AutoCash issues

AutoCash might be delayed. Our vendor company (the one that handles our AutoCash transactions) is giving us lots of errors -- this usually means that they are very busy. This usually only lasts for a few hours.

If you have AutoCash that usually runs today, it might run a little later than normal. I will try to send another DevNotice when the errors subside.

Just wanted to keep you up to date!

29 AutoCash restoredEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices AutoCash restored - carbonphyber Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:26 pm

AutoCash restored

We've received a message that AutoCash should be up and working again. There have been no AutoCash errors in several minutes so I believe we are past the issues.

The system should catch up in an hour or two. You might be able to speed things up if you log out and log back into your account.

MarchEdit

02 Towns changesEdit

Towns changes

Due to a botting problem we encountered last week, we've made a few changes to how collecting bugs, and saving them to your inventory works.

First, you no longer have to manually save items from the backpack to your inventory. Items will be automatically saved to your inventory whenever you leave a Towns server. Clicking "Yes" on the save to inventory question does nothing now.

Second, there is now flood control on picking up items. Except for botters, nobody should hit this daily limit. It's been set quite high, but will prevent abuse.

Third, a bug has been fixed in the item generating code, so you should be seeing cans, and on rare occasion, boots!

Fourth, we know about the bug where you can't pick up certain flowers. It's being worked on, and should be fixed soon.

02 C-c-c-combo-breakerEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices C-c-c-combo-breaker - Harbinger of Pandamonium Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:55 pm

C-c-c-combo-breaker

Gregory the Frog has broken time and made it Wednesday, February 29th for the entire weekend. Click here to claim this adorable fellow for yourself.

05 Lite fish dropsEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Lite fish drops - Narumi Misuhara Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:30 pm

Lite fish drops

Wanted to let everyone know we're aware the lite fish drops are generating an error and we are looking into the cause. We hope to have a fix out as soon as possible.

05 Bug in Aquarium causing empty tankEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Bug in Aquarium causing empty tank - DARKNRGY Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:17 pm

Bug in Aquarium causing empty tank

We're currently trying to fix a bug where fish don't show up correctly in Aquarium and possibly other strange behavior. We should have it fixed shortly.

05 Bug in AquariumEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Bug in Aquarium - DARKNRGY Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:32 pm

Bug in Aquarium causing empty tank now fixed!

If your Aquarium is already opened, close and reopen it to get the fixed version.

05 zOMG Rings DisappearingEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices zOMG Rings Disappearing - swarf Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:16 pm

zOMG Rings Disappearing

The temporary bug that affected Aquariums earlier also affected zOMG rings. If your rings disappeared while you were playing, don't worry; it's just temporary. If you're still logged in the rings should have re-appeared. If they haven't, close the window, wait two minutes, and re-join the game.

Sorry for the scare!

09 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:53 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Don't forget Bid Blast this week! Princess Manner, Astra-IV: Shadow Gem, Envious Night Jewel, and Royal King of Cups are up for bid. You only have to be the final bidder to get one of these items -- possibly for an amazing price!

12 ATA Today 3/12/2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA Today 3/12/2012 - Narumi Misuhara Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:49 pm

ATA Today 3/12/2012

Just a heads up that we will be having Ask the Admin today at 5:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time in the GCD forum.

14 Pi Day 2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Pi Day 2012 - Narumi Misuhara Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:57 pm

Pi Day 2012

It's Pi day! Rumors abound, people reporting being pied in the face for no good reason! Keep your eyes and ears open in the forums so you don't end up Pi'd

14 CashShopEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices CashShop - carbonphyber Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:01 pm

CashShop

We are currently pushing out changes that will make a copy of the CashShop work much like gold stores (it will use a similar URL and the new CashShop will not use a JavaScript "popup" .

The existing CashShop will still be available from all old links on the site. The new CashShop will only be linked from the /market/ page or the other gold shops (the carousel of tabs in the top right of any gold shop).

It's possible that the CashShop may stop working while the servers are getting this new code update. It should be fixed in 10-20 minutes. There is no chance you will be charged for anything you don't get.

If you experience any CashShop issues, please post in the "Bug Reports and Tech Support" forum.

14 Warning: recursion detectedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Warning: recursion detected - carbonphyber Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:17 pm

Warning: recursion detected

We did a boo boo. We put a forum inside of itself and the Gaia AI was stuck in an infinite loop. This caused all forum pages to "whitescreen". We've fixed the issue and we're going to make sure it can;t happen again.

14 Pi mini-event extensionEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Pi mini-event extension - Narumi Misuhara Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:55 pm

Pi mini-event extension

Due to the various issues the site was having today we will be extending the Pi mini-event until 12:00 noon PST tomorrow.

15 Avatar page fixesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Avatar page fixes - carbonphyber Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:46 pm

Avatar page fixes

I'm currently pushing a fix to the /avatar/ page that should resolve issues with older versions of Internet Explorer. If you just saw the "endless loading ring of dots", this push might restore that page for you. Please give it ~ 5 minutes after this post's timestamp.

I'm continuing to work on other issues that have been reported in the Bug Reports forum.

16 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:10 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Check out the items up for grabs in Bid Blast this week! Midnight Rainbow, Creeping Vine, Green Body Dye, and Green Edwardian Children's Coat are up for bid. This might be your chance to get a great deal on one of these items!

16 Hand-pose overlays restoredEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Hand-pose overlays restored - carbonphyber Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:13 pm

Hand-pose overlays restored

I'm pushing code now to restore hand-poses. Also some security fixes going out.

I'm still tracking a handful of other issues with avatar, inventory, marketplace sell, and bank. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

16 UltimatePayEdit

UltimatePay (Payment options: More Options) temporary outage

We're currently experiencing technical difficulties with some of our payment options. Specifically, the More Options under our payment types on the Payments page. This outage should be resolved shortly, sorry for the inconvenience!

16 Happy St. Patty's Day!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Happy St. Patty's Day! - ubermegAtrOn Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:38 pm

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Once again we find ourselves in March whateverteenth, and once again, we discover our resident crazed leprechaun Odanodan stirring up trouble. His pot of gold is located somewhere in Gaia, and if you find it before he does, make sure to take it! He's happy to converse with any other revelers when summoned by name, and he's even more happy to engage in an ongoing conversation, as long as you can make timely and snappy repartee.

Make sure you spell Odanodan's name right, because nothing irks him more than typos. Odanodan will be out celebrating in a potentially inebriated manner until Monday afternoon. Enjoy your weekend, and try not to make eye contact with the leprchaun.

16 UltimatePayEdit

UltimatePay (Payment options: More Options) back online

We'll provide updates if we learn of any additional issues with this payment system.

19 Forum Downtime, Now ResolvedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Forum Downtime, Now Resolved - DARKNRGY Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:17 pm

Forum Downtime, Now Resolved

We pushed a patch which had a caching bug in it which caused the forum databases to overload. We were able to patch it and we expect the forums to stabilize momentarily. Sorry guys!

Edit: Forums now stabilized.

19 Misc fixesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Misc fixes - carbonphyber Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:56 pm

Misc fixes

We are pushing a fix to the inventory:games tab now that broke when the forums broke about an hour ago.

The code patch that broke the forums earlier also did some positive things:

  • Profile "zOMG badge" tooltips are fixed (at long last).
  • Improvements to the site for users with HTTPS-ONLY browser add-on.
  • Misc. security fixes.


Also, I queued up a fix to the purple "header login tabs" for tomorrow. It's not fixed yet, but we know about it and it will be fixed soon.

Happy Monday!

19 ATA Tonight 3/19Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA Tonight 3/19 - Narumi Misuhara Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:39 pm

ATA Tonight 3/19

Just fyi we will be having Ask the Admin tonight at 5P.M. PDT in the GCD forum.

19 Avatars AmockEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Avatars Amock - Narumi Misuhara Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:37 pm

Avatars Amock

Gaia's avatars seem to be in hiding on the site, we're investigating and hope to have them all back to their usual places as soon as we can.

20 Site Outage RecoveringEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Site Outage Recovering - Narumi Misuhara Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:17 pm

Site Outage Recovering

Hey everyone, some power issues caused us to go offline. We needed to disable the site economy to help the site recover and become stable again. Things should be back to normal in a few minutes.

20 Inventory paginationEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Inventory pagination - edy Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:37 pm

Inventory pagination

We just fixed the pagination in inventory, avatar, trade, and anything else that uses the inventory tabs.

Your pagination will no longer disappear when you switch tabs!

20 Inventory ProblemsEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Inventory Problems - DARKNRGY Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:14 pm

Inventory Problems

We're aware of some issues where inventory is not showing up correctly for some users. We're still trying to recover from the database outage we had earlier. Hang in there with us while we try and resolve. We'll post an update when we know more.

20 Inventory Glitch UpdateEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Inventory Glitch Update - DARKNRGY Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:20 pm

Inventory Glitch Update

Good news, it looks like we've resolved most of the issues with the database and problems with inventory data.

If you're having trouble, try this first:

  • 1) unequip everything on your avatar
  • 2) save your avatar
  • 3) rebuild your avatar
  • 4) check if your problem still exists

If you have items that are still missing or extra items, try busting your inventory cache by doing this:

  • 1) buy a cheap item from a gold store
  • 2) check your inventory

20 zOMG! DC fixed!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices zOMG! DC fixed! - Narumi Misuhara Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:18 pm

zOMG! DC fixed!

It was brought to our attention that daily chance in zOMG! was broken, after lots of investigation we discovered where the problem was and released a fix.

Special thanks to Lanzer for this discovery and the subsequent fix.

21 No titleEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices No title - Narumi Misuhara Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:27 pm

AT Scavenger Hunt Fixed

  • Hey guys, the Adventure Time scavenger hunt has been fixed and will now allow you to see and claim more than one sword a day.

Correction: zOMG! DC fixed!

  • I incorrectly stated that the fix to the zOMG! daily chance system was released. In fact it is still in quality assurance testing and should be released within the next couple of days. I apologize for the confusion.

22 Faster web page loadsEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Faster web page loads - carbonphyber Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:04 pm

Faster web page loads

It turns out that 93-97% of our webpage advertisements were being greedy and not waiting for the content on the page to finish loading before the ads did. We fixed this and you should see a noticeable improvement in page speeds.

Also, the zOMG DC patch went out a short while ago to all servers. Thanks, Lanzer, for fixing that!

22 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:06 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Don't forget Bid Blast! The items up for bid this time are: Nevermore the Raven, The Case of Pietro, My Sweet Murder, and Asphalt Jungle.

Good luck!

23 Buccaneer Boardwalk RefundEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Buccaneer Boardwalk Refund - DARKNRGY Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:19 pm

Buccaneer Boardwalk Refund

The store sellback for Buccaneer Boardwalk Headstart Ticket has been set to 300,000 Gaia Gold in response to community concerns about the completion of the Bucaneer Boardwalk area in zOMG!.

For some additional background here is a recent AtA:

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaia-community-discussion/ask-the-admin-3-5-2012-5pm-pt/t.78323937#1

You are free to sell back the ticket or keep it for ol' times sake! Thanks for hangin in there while we worked this out.

26 No titleEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices No title - carbonphyber Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:15 pm

Faster Page loads successful!

  • It looks like last Thursday's adjustments to when Ads load has sped up our average page load by more than 1 second. Over the weekend, we saved about 1 year's worth of time waiting for pages to download!

I will keep an eye out for other places where we can save download times.

Marketplace Preview Fixed

  • The preview module in the marketplace and the EI Museum broke about two weeks ago. It should work again now (as of a few minutes ago).

26 ATA happening now! 3/26/2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA happening now! 3/26/2012 - Narumi Misuhara Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:04 pm

ATA happening now! 3/26/2012

Ask the Admin currently in progress here until 6 P.M. PDT.

27 Marketplace preview workingEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Marketplace preview working - carbonphyber Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:16 pm

Marketplace preview working

Yesterday I spoke too soon. There was an unknown problem and the code that was supposed to be pushed yesterday was not actually pushed until today. I confirmed just now that marketplace preview is better off now than it was before... although I still know of some other {avatar / inventory / marketplace / gold shops} issues that I am still working on.

29 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:20 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Rabbits have overrun Bid Blast this week! This might be your chance to catch your own Bom Bom The Bunny, Jade Rabbit,Year of the Rabbit, or Xiao Tu Zi the Rabbit for a low price!

Good luck!

30 Soulbound Aquarium ItemsEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Soulbound Aquarium Items - Narumi Misuhara Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:07 pm

Soulbound Aquarium Items

The following Aquarium items are being temporarily soulbound for the weekend due to some issues we have discovered with them.


  • Aquarium Weird Thingie
  • Aquarium Weird Thingie 2


If you happen to have these items and wish to get rid of them you may sell them back to any shop for the time being.

31 Site ErrorsEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Site Errors - Uncle Kenny Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:40 pm

Site Errors

Looks like the site has decided to start April Fools early and try the age old "Haha, I don't know how to work correctly" trick. Not to worry, we're teaching it that tricks like that aren't very funny. We'll have it back to normal soon. Sit tight!

31 Site RecoveringEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Site Recovering - ubermegAtrOn Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:08 pm

Site Recovering

The site fell down and went boom for a bit, but it's coming back up now. The site should return to full functionality for everyone in the next few minutes. Needless to say, the madman that was incapacitating the servers was promptly dispatched by Ron Bruise.

AprilEdit

02 Meebo down - investigatingEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Meebo down - investigating - carbonphyber Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:44 pm

Meebo down - investigating

It looks like the Meebo Instant Messenger thinks users are logged out. I'm currently investigating.

Also, some features (including the marketplace sell page) were having issues for a few minutes. They should be fixed now.

02 April Fools' Item!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices April Fools' Item! - reapersun Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:15 pm

April Fools' Item!

Hey guys, if any of you missed our April Fools' prank yesterday, well, TOO BAD. But you can still get the item okay? We'll be leaving it up at the end of this thread until tomorrow evening. That's a lot of extra time. Just like, go click it. You're not even required to read the thread (although it's pretty funny so we don't really mind if you do.)

Again, free item, here .

02 ATA in progress 4/2/2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA in progress 4/2/2012 - Narumi Misuhara Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:05 pm

ATA in progress 4/2/2012

Ask the Admin is currently in progress in the GCD forum. Click here to participate!

02 Meebo - no update yetEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Meebo - no update yet - carbonphyber Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:02 pm

Meebo - no update yet

Still no update on Meebo problems. We don't yet know if this is a Meebo issue or a Gaia issue, although I've ruled out any changes we've made today. I will continue to search for any possible cause on our end. Unfortunately this means we have no E.T.A. on a fix yet.

03 Meebo working againEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Meebo working again - carbonphyber Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:58 pm

Meebo working again

We just reverted some changes and Meebo IM is working again!

You might have to clear your cookies+cache to see the fixes.

04 Grunnygeddon Flash SpaceEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Grunnygeddon Flash Space - Narumi Misuhara Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:26 pm

Grunnygeddon Flash Space

  • Just wanted to let everyone know we're aware of the issues with the flash space. I'm sorry we weren't able to get this resolved today but plan to keep digging tomorrow. If for whatever reason we aren't able to get this addressed by the end of this week we'll redistribute those Diedrich's to the other activities so the event items may still be collected.

Edit 04/05 12:40 PDT

  • After many optimizations and adding an additional game server, the space is now in a playable state. During peak hours or in very crowded room there may still be a bit of lag but it won't be as bad as it was at launch.

Thank you for you patience and have fun!

05 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:47 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Here is this week's Bid Blast update!

We have few sweet items up for bid: Chimi the Chihuahua, Sweet Porridge, Astra-III: Sweet Charming Blush, and Cumulus. Maybe you'll get one for a good price!

Good luck!

06 Grunnygeddon GrantsEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Grunnygeddon Grants - Narumi Misuhara Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:27 pm

Grunnygeddon Grants

Wanted to update everyone on how the granting for the event works as I forgot to mention it at launch and is now causing some confusion.

Only three two three of each item type is claimable in the event. After that instead of being granted the item you will be granted, from least amount of Diedrichs to most 50, 100, 250, 500 gold respectively. I apologize for the confusion and hope you guys are enjoying the event!

The event is currently scheduled to run until the 18th.

Edited by CarbonPhyber: We've confirmed with testing that the number of claimed items is 3. After the third claimed item, you will get gold. The code was slightly confusing so a previous edit of this DevAlert was wrong.

08 zOMG Easter EventEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices zOMG Easter Event - swarf Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:18 pm

zOMG Easter Event

The zOMG! easter event is open! It'll stay open until the same day as the main site Easter event. There are no new items, just a repeat of last year. Same bugs as last year too. But the eggs, golden eggs, and cheeps should all be there.

Happy hunting!

11 Site OutageEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Site Outage - Narumi Misuhara Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:28 pm

Site Outage

We just experienced a site outage, things may be a bit glitchy while the servers recover.

12 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:26 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Time for this week's Bid Blast update!

Cavalier King Charles, Princess the Piglet, Prince Vetiver, and Queen Alexandra Butterfly are up for bid right now!


Good luck!

13 Alchemy&Items bug fixesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Alchemy&Items bug fixes - carbonphyber Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:56 pm

Alchemy&Items bug fixes

Alchemy: Alchemy no longer will "recognize" items that are currently frozen or soulbound; the system will act as if they are not in your inventory. This should prevent any more issues with regards to failed attempts to conjure a formula using frozen/soulbound components.

It has been brought to my attention that The Orb Aggregates use zOMG orbs... which are soulbound. I'm working on a fix for this. Expect it next week.

Also, gold shops, /avatar/, /inventory/ and a few other pages got some bug fixes on the "Item Variations" pop-ups. The pop-ups are not needed for single-variation items (many gold shop items only have a single variation, whereas EIs, for example, have many variations). I've changed it so you don't have to bother with the variations for items that have only a single variation. Less hassle and less unnecessary clicking!

16 Event ending soonEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Event ending soon - Narumi Misuhara Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:33 pm

Event ending soon

Hey everyone, the Grunnygeddon event will be ending this Wednesday around noon PDT. If you're still missing some event items, this is your last chance!

Rare Diedrich drop rates have been increased across all the activities. The frequency of the scavenger hunt has also been increased. Use this time to grab the remaining Diedrichs you need for those items!

Edit 11:26 AM

  • At last count the scores were as follows:
  • Diedrichs Homogenated: 39062 (Easter Bunny)
  • Diedrichs Saved: 50929 (Diedrich)

...Also if you happen to have way too many Diedrichs of a particular color that you just want to get rid of, it is now possible to redeem at least 50 for a little gold on the event page.

16 ATA happening now! 4/16/2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA happening now! 4/16/2012 - Narumi Misuhara Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:10 pm

ATA happening now! 4/16/2012

Ask the Admin is currently in progress here until about 6 P.M. PDT.

18 Philosopher's Cache is Changing!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Philosopher's Cache is Changing! - DARKNRGY Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:03 pm

Philosopher's Cache is Changing!

We're changing the way the Philosopher's Cache item works in Alchemy. The new system will give you one of ten bag items instead of just a random component. Each bag has a different probability and contains a list of items that you can choose from. This removes some, but not all of the randomness of getting the item you want. If you don't get the bag you want, don't open it! Sell it on the Marketplace for some of that sweet sweet gold.

We'll be changing this shortly. The button to open the Philosopher's Cache will be disabled for a little bit while we shuffle some stuff around. Expect for it to be fully functional within the hour. If you have Philosopher's Cache and are ready to open it, wait for the new system because you are more likely to get what you seek.

18 Philosopher's Cache has changed!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Philosopher's Cache has changed! - DARKNRGY Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:26 pm

Philosopher's Cache has changed!

The changes to Philosopher's Cache are now complete.

19 Profile CommentsEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Profile Comments - carbonphyber Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:57 pm

Profile Comments

  • In an effort to mitigate the damage by spammy profile comments, I've added code to all profiles that will skip the BBCode translation for profile comments if they are too long or contain code that will severely break our BBCode (and therefore the profile).
  • The changes should fix profiles that have previously broken due to way-too-long profile comments.

Also, remember that chain letter comments are spam.

  • They don't work - you will never get free gold by pressing the "f5" key (which refreshes a page, btw).

And they are a violation of Terms of Service (ToS).

19 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:21 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Time for this week's Bid Blast update!

We have a selection of monochrome items up for bid: Monochrome Keido, Black Swan, Joker Hat white-black, and Gray Governess.

Good luck!

23 Earth Day ItemEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Earth Day Item - Narumi Misuhara Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:56 pm

Earth Day Item

Did you get your Earth Day item over the weekend? If not, head on over to the Earth Day Forest Stage from the World page to claim it! This grant will end tomorrow 4/23/2012 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

23 ATA happening now! 4/23/2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA happening now! 4/23/2012 - Narumi Misuhara Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:09 pm

ATA happening now! 4/23/2012

Ask the Admin is currently in progress here and will be open until about 6 P.M. PDT.

23 Giant Diedrich Ghosts BustedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Giant Diedrich Ghosts Busted - ubermegAtrOn Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:20 pm

Giant Diedrich Ghosts Busted

The final, bloated fragments of pulverized, frappéd Diedrich offspring have been squeegeed off the site. That is all.

24 Gaia on the GoEdit

Gaia on the Go

The login problem with the Gaia iOS app has been fixed. Please drive through to the next window!

24 Mecha Neko GeotargetingEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Mecha Neko Geotargeting - DARKNRGY Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:49 pm

Mecha Neko Geotargeting

The IP database that we use to determine location was out of date, which was preventing some US users from getting into Mecha Neko. This is now fixed and all US users should be able to get in.

25 iPhone App Bug FixingEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices iPhone App Bug Fixing - DARKNRGY Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:49 pm

iPhone App Bug Fixing

We're going to address some of the bugs in our iPhone app, Gaia on the Go. If you have a bug to report, use the following thread. Read the OP please!

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/bug-report-technical-support/bug-reports-for-gaia-on-the-go-the-ios-app-for-gaia-online/t.79407275/

Thanks!

25 Dropping Support for IE7Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Dropping Support for IE7 - DARKNRGY Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:24 pm

Dropping Support for IE7

We are officially dropping support for Internet Explorer 7, which was released in the year 1906. We will continue to support IE8+ for the foreseeable future. IE7 will continue to work as-is, but we won't be addressing new bugs. You still have plenty of time to upgrade to IE8 (free download) or any of the other free browsers. Right now Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are our most popular browsers. Everyone should keep their browsers up to date as this reduces bugs and improves the overall experience!

IE7 is getting about 1.7% of our traffic.

27 Pink Link noticeEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Pink Link notice - lanzer Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:02 pm

Notice to all winners of the Pink Link

Don't open it yet! We're about to make some nice changes to it. We'll make another announcement once it's ready.

27 Pink Link changesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Pink Link changes - lanzer Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:34 pm

Hello everyone, we've just made changes to the Pink Link with a much better pay-out amount. Good luck with the rare items and have a great weekend!

-Lanzer

27 Pink Link changesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Pink Link changes - lanzer Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:53 pm

Lanzer

Hello everyone, we've just made changes to the Pink Link with a much better pay-out amount. Good luck with the rare items and have a great weekend!

-Lanzer


Whoops, I meant good luck with the rare events! The pink link give gold, not items.

27 Storyline Update!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Storyline Update! - reapersun Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:01 pm

Storyline Update!

Sup everyone! For those of you not obsessively refreshing the manga for new pages (which is NONE of you right? RIGHT??!), we've updated with a few new pages; go check it out here!

If you're wondering why you didn't get a notice, it's because it don't work right! But our devs are working to fix it soon!

30 iPhone App bug fixes!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices iPhone App bug fixes! - ania1899 Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:23 pm

iPhone App bug fixes!

Thank you for all your feedback reporting bugs in the iPhone app!

We released first batch of fixes today:

  • 1) Marketplace store glitch has been fixed: 10 listed items no longer trigger "You do not have a Marketplace Pass" error
  • 2) special characters should no longer be removed from forum posts
  • 3) profile comments should show correctly on all profiles
  • 4) voting in polls should work every time now
  • 5) tipping in forums display correct confirmation
  • 6) login to the old app should work as well

Next update will include fixes to the mobile private messaging.

'* NOTE * We are no longer supporting the old version on our iPhone app, since it is no longer available for download from the App Store. Please update to the new app.

'** NOTE ** Today's update does not require a download from the App Store, all changes were made on our servers and they are already effective on your phone.

30 OMGPOP RemovedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices OMGPOP Removed - DARKNRGY Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:54 pm

OMGPOP Removed

Due to changes in ownership over at OMGPOP (now owned by Zynga), our partnership was dissolved and we are required to remove OMGPOP. The links and apps have been removed. Sorry for the inconvenience! All of the other games are unaffected and we will continue to bring you new titles as they become available .

30 ATA happening now! 4/30/2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA happening now! 4/30/2012 - Narumi Misuhara Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:05 pm

ATA happening now! 4/30/2012

Ask the Admin is currently in progress here and will be open until about 6 P.M. PDT.

MayEdit

01 Blue Noodle Taken OfflineEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Blue Noodle Taken Offline - DARKNRGY Tue May 01, 2012 3:07 pm

Blue Noodle Taken Offline

Blue Noodle is no longer doing business in the US and has broken contract with us. We've completely removed their offers from the site. Sorry for the sudden decision but we do have some more offer providers (with videos!) coming. Have a nice day everyone .

03 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Thu May 03, 2012 8:39 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Time for the Bid Blast update!

Interstellar Bounty, WIN Star, Scandalous Starlet's Lingerie, and Celestial Monarch are up for bid this time. Is there a deal written in your stars this week?

Good luck!

04 May the fourth forum mini-eventEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices May the fourth forum mini-event - Narumi Misuhara Fri May 04, 2012 7:09 pm

May the fourth forum mini-event Hope everyone is enjoying the event! Here are the current stats:

  • imperial = 3048
  • revenger = 1409
  • trickster = 992
  • rebel = 1052
  • brony = 967

Please remember this is a one day only event and will be ending tonight at Midnight PDT.

This event contains two items, one for the Star Wars side and one for the Avengers side. There is no item for the Brony team and due to the teams last minute addition to the event, one is not planned to be made.

For details on how to play, check with your fellow Gaian's in the forums!

Once the event has ended I'll re-run the stats and post them over the weekend or on Monday. Have fun and have a great weekend!

08 Huge code patchEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Huge code patch - carbonphyber Tue May 08, 2012 4:34 pm

Huge code patch

13 lucky code patches just went out to the servers. Please post in Bug Reports if you see anything change for the worse in the last few minutes.

Nothing worth noting in particular as almost all of this patch is for backend fixes (security, performance, new features, two small changes to help Mods/Admins).

Trades are now a little more secure and robust and users that spend 249GC+ in a few more apps will get "Donator" status when they didn't before.

08 Winners of the May 4th EventEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Winners of the May 4th Event - biglanky14 Tue May 08, 2012 6:12 pm

Winners of the May 4th Event I'm extremely pleased to announce the winners of the May the Fourth event - The Imperials! I knew you fellow Star Wars fans could do it!

We also saw a pretty impressive performance from the latecomer Bronys, who finished second overall. Here are the final standings:

  • imperial = 5,817
  • brony = 2,680
  • revenger = 2,454
  • trickster = 1,809
  • rebel = 1,710

We hope you guys had as much fun as we did with this.

11 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Fri May 11, 2012 8:12 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Time for the Bid Blast update!

Audio Starlet Blue Rei, Pop Music Cat, Nartian Rock, and Astra XIII: Music in the Air are up for bid this week. Bid for your chance to get these items at a great price!

Good luck!

14 zOMG! Servers UpdatedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices zOMG! Servers Updated - swarf Mon May 14, 2012 5:53 pm

zOMG! Servers Updated

We've pushed two bug fixes:


  • Stuck in training
  • Orb counter goes crazy


If you were stuck in training, please try the game again. If you're still stuck at Leon asking for help, PM me the specifics.

The orb counter bug should also fix the issue of people not being able to upgrade their rings with shadow orbs after gathering in DMS.

Happy hunting!

-Swarf

14 Marketplace Cap Raised!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Marketplace Cap Raised! - DARKNRGY Mon May 14, 2012 6:12 pm

Marketplace Cap Raised!

The Tycoon achievement now unlocks 10 additional slots in Marketplace, giving you 20 total. I'm running a script now to grant the new slots to everyone that already has the achievement. Any future completions of the Tycoon achievement will automatically unlock the new slots. Happy trading!

14 ATA happening now! 5/14/2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA happening now! 5/14/2012 - Narumi Misuhara Mon May 14, 2012 8:17 pm

ATA happening now! 5/14/2012

Ask the Admin is currently in progress here and will be open until about 6 P.M. PDT.

21 Spring Mixer EndingEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Spring Mixer Ending - Narumi Misuhara Mon May 21, 2012 4:46 pm

Spring Mixer Ending

Hey everyone, the Spring Mixer mini-event will be ending today at midnight PDT. If you haven't already claimed your Toga and Onesie cup, head over to the mixer and claim them while you can!

21 Join us for ATAEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Join us for ATA - lanzer Mon May 21, 2012 8:05 pm

Join us for ATA happening now on May 21, 2012

Me and other staff members will be online answering your questions until 6PM PST. Click here to join us!

25 Breaking NewsEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Breaking News - [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Fri May 25, 2012 2:06 pm

Breaking News

BREAKING: Fire reported at H&R Wesley.

30 Gifting Interface UpgradeEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Gifting Interface Upgrade - carbonphyber Wed May 30, 2012 3:55 pm

Gifting Interface Upgrade

Gifting items got a prettier page. The URL is a little prettier too. Your friendslist on that page is now sorted!

Be generous to a friend by gifting an item form your /inventory/ and check it out.

30 ATA happening now! 5/30/2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA happening now! 5/30/2012 - Narumi Misuhara Wed May 30, 2012 8:14 pm

ATA happening now! 5/30/2012

Ask the Admin is currently in progress here and will be open until about 6 P.M. PDT.

30 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Wed May 30, 2012 9:09 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Time for the Bid Blast update!

Fafnir the Dragon, Draco Ladon, Dragon Knight, and Red Turquoise Dragon Torso Tattoo are up for bid this time. Will you be the one to catch a rare item for a good price?

Good luck!

31 Testing new offer providerEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Testing new offer provider - DARKNRGY Thu May 31, 2012 4:24 pm

Testing new offer provider

We are testing a new offer provider with a split between two user groups. Some people will see the new offer provider and some will see the old system. Due to the nature of the test, some international users will be able to complete offers and some will not. We will be running this test for some period of time (1-2 months) and will be evaluating performance to bring you guys the best possible experience. Please feel free to give us feedback on the new system!

JuneEdit

01 New Forum FeatureEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New Forum Feature - Panagrammic Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:12 pm

New Forum Feature

We added a new feature to forums. It's been often requested, both in Site Feedback and during the Spring Cleanings. It's intended to help discussions in areas as diverse as movies and games and books, and it even has uses as an organizational tool for long posts.

Unfortunately, we can't tell you what it is -- that would ruin the surprise.

  • spoiler

Hopefully, you'll be able to figure out what it is, though. It is pretty handy. If only there was some clever meta in this message that might help figure it out. Some clue.

  • spoiler

Maybe even not a clue. Maybe just the merest hint would help people figure it out.

  • spoiler

Ah, well, perhaps it will go unused and unappreciated. The "Forever Alone" of features.

  • spoiler

Okay, okay. If you use spoiler tags, you can have spoilers inside your messages now, like so:

My problem with the end of Mass Effect 3 was [spoiler]on my black and white monitor all the endings looked the same[/spoiler]


UPDATE: You can even close it again by clicking on any text in the spoiler that hasn't been styled by another BBCode tag -- so go ahead and click on this text and watch it recollapse. See this message for more particulars, if you're interested in the nitty gritty.

One more thing:

  • spoiler

Spoilerception.

01 Events Page - Feedback WantedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Events Page - Feedback Wanted - Narumi Misuhara Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:27 pm

Events Page - Feedback Wanted

Hey guys. We're considering creating an events page that basically would contain an events calendar on it. To read about the proposed idea, see a mock up of the page, and submit your feedback, please visit this thread. Thanks!

05 The Diamond JubileeEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices The Diamond Jubilee - Narumi Misuhara Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:24 pm

The Diamond Jubilee

Have you heard of the Diamond Jubilee? If not you may want to go look it up. Once you're up to speed be sure to stop by the forums to discuss the matter, saying the right magic word may just earn you a gem encrusted prize of your own!

07 Events Page - Feedback EndingEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Events Page - Feedback Ending - Narumi Misuhara Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:06 pm

Events Page - Feedback Ending

Hey guys. We're considering creating an events page that basically would contain an events calendar on it. We opened this idea to feedback last week and we will be ending the feedback thread tomorrow.

To read about the proposed idea, see a mock up of the page, and submit your feedback before it's too late, please visit this thread. After tomorrow the thread will be locked while we evaluate all the feedback given and decide on the final direction the page should take.

I would like to thank those of you who already gave your feedback, I saw a lot awesome ideas and we'll do our best to incorporate what we can.

08 Waffles is missing!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Waffles is missing! - lanzer Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:14 pm

Waffles is missing! please help me find Waffles...

Click here to see what happened

Waffles likes chicken, catnip, and of course, he likes me. He's kind of a lazy boy and he sleeps most of the day.

Waffles might show up in any forums except for the role playing forums. If you find him, he might leave a gift in your inventory.

Thank you for your help!

11 ATA happening now! 6/11/2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA happening now! 6/11/2012 - Narumi Misuhara Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:06 pm

ATA happening now! 6/11/2012

Ask the Admin is currently in progress here and will be open until about 6 P.M. PDT.

12 Spoilers sitewide + moreEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Spoilers sitewide + more - carbonphyber Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:34 pm

Spoilers sitewide + more

All of the site should have spoilers in just a few minutes. This should include Forums, Guilds, PMs, Profiles, etc.

Also included in this patch:

  • Guilds are getting commas in their numbers
  • zOMG shop will now be able to work even with no Voice Fonts in the inventory
  • Misc. fixes to bad code that users don't see

13 New Meebo BarEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New Meebo Bar - DARKNRGY Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:54 pm

New Meebo Bar

Meebo has updated their footer bar to the new version for Gaia Online. Some of the colors have changed on their end so we also had to update our colors. You might see some text that is not readable until the changes are synced up.

The new version of Meebo will continue to get updates while the old version is being deprecated. Functionality is the same but there are a few layout changes.

18 ATA happening now! 6/18/2012Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices ATA happening now! 6/18/2012 - Narumi Misuhara Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:11 pm

ATA happening now! 6/18/2012

Ask the Admin is currently in progress here and will be open until about 6 P.M. PDT.

21 CashShop Changes & Faster PagesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices CashShop Changes & Faster Pages - carbonphyber Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:33 pm

CashShop Changes & Faster Pages

The CashShop is moving to the same format as the gold shops. This should mean that you can view more item thumbnails at a time / per page.

Also, we are doing a major overhaul on some forum/guild pages. You won't see much different when you look at the pages but they should load much faster under certain circumstances (for users of modern browsers). It's likely that JavaScript such as "QuickReply", "PageJump", the "Share" button, "Like / Dislike" could all break temporarily (5-10 minutes) while the servers are getting upgraded.

Since these changes could possibly make it harder to post in forums temporarily, you can post issues directly to my profile comments if you like, but please wait 10 minutes to make sure it's not a temporary hiccup.

22 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items in Bid Blast - pepper-tea Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:00 pm

New items in Bid Blast

Time for the Bid Blast update!

Rainy Day, Rainy Mood Bubble, Astra-10: Rolling Rainstorm, and Teru Teru Bozu are up for bid right now. Will you be the one to catch a rare item for a good price?

Good luck!

25 Monster Galaxy Facebook ConnectEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Monster Galaxy Facebook Connect - LadyGadfly Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:27 pm

Monster Galaxy Facebook Connect Is No Longer Supported

Starting today we will no longer be supporting the Facebook Connect version of Monster Galaxy.

Players still have the option to play on Gaia with their Gaia Friends and earn Gaia gold using Viximo: here.

Players can also continue playing on Facebook itself with their Facebook Friends here.

-Lady Gadfly

Original Announcement

26 Backyard Monsters Ending?Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Backyard Monsters Ending? - Narumi Misuhara Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:33 pm

Backyard Monsters Ending?

If you have played Backyard Monsters recently you probably noticed a message in the game stating that Backyard Monsters will be ending July 15.

Sadly, we were not notified of this. We've reached out to our contact at Viximo (a third party game publisher) but they have yet to get back to us with details on this. A search through Kixeye's (the creators of the game) forum revealed we aren't the only site the game is apparently being pulled from. So far messaging appears to indicate that those who wish to continue playing will only be able to do so through Facebook however until we hear back from the publisher this is not confirmed information.

We ask the community to continue to be patient while we work to get answers for you. Should the worse come to pass we are also looking into replacement games we believe will be a great fit for the community.

27 Backyard Monsters ending 7/15Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Backyard Monsters ending 7/15 - Narumi Misuhara Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:18 pm

Backyard Monsters ending 7/15

We have confirmed that support for Backyard Monsters, per the creators request, will be ending for everyone except Facebook on 7/15/2012. As this is a third party game, there is nothing more we can do to try to keep the game on Gaia.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding your Backyard Monsters game, info on who to contact and how can be found here.

29 Artist Live StreamEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Artist Live Stream - biglanky14 Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:09 pm

Artist Live Stream: Catch the recording!

Come check out the recording of our artist live stream! You'll find a handful of our artists drawing some pretty amazing things, you can find that here!

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