02 Beach PartyEdit

  • Topic Beach Party - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:17 pm

Beach Party

If you haven't heard, the parties on! Our Beach Party event is happening now, here. Can't get in? Don't know what to wear? No problem, we've got you covered with a full listing of the items that will get you in.

There's two item grants available through this event, so be sure to check it out!

02 ATA happening now! 7/2/2012Edit

  • Topic ATA happening now! 7/2/2012 - Posted: biglanky14 Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:18 pm

ATA happening now! 7/2/2012

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

Updated with Link!

03 Monster GalaxyEdit

  • Topic Monster Galaxy - Posted: fraimonade Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:31 pm

Monster Galaxy : Game not loading


We are aware that Monster Galaxy Viximo may not be loading for some players and we are doing our best to resolve it.

04 Independence Day!Edit

  • Topic Independence Day! - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:00 am

Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

  • Here in the United States, July 4th is when we celebrate our independence. (Details here) In celebration, we are giving out an item for posting certain keywords around the forums. One of the keywords has already been discovered, but there are others. Work with your fellow Gaians to figure out what to post for the item grant. If you need help getting started, I recommend perusing the GCD for further info.

Beach Party update

  • We've added some more items to the list of items that will allow you to enter the Beach Party forum. We also fixed bugs with items in the list that should have granted you access to the forum but weren't.

To see the updated item listing, please check out this thread.

For details on what specifically was fixed/added, please see this thread.

Side notes

  • The Independence day mini-event is currently schedule to end at midnight July 5th.

The Beach Party mini-event is currently set to run the month. (but is subject to change)

09 ATA happening now! 7/09/2012Edit

  • Topic ATA happening now! 7/09/2012 - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:10 pm

ATA happening now! 7/09/2012

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

10 Patch changesEdit

  • Topic Patch changes - Posted: carbonphyber Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:49 pm

Patch changes

We're pushing out a new Achievements feature. You now have one more way to show off your hard-earned achievements!

As part of this feature, we're subtly changing the forums CSS (styles). You may see "broken" looking styles for the next few minutes. This should be fixed momentarily.

We're also removing a lot of old features that have been disabled for months/years. Please post in Bug Reports if you find any broken linkies! Thanks!

12 Alchemy UpdatesEdit

  • Topic Alchemy Updates - Posted: reapersun Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:30 pm

Alchemy Updates

Sup Gaians

We've just finished making some changes to the distribution and rarity of alchemy formulas:

  • -all formulas have been removed completely from rare events (giftboxes, trunks, fat cats) and Daily Chance
  • -many formulas are now available in The Bifrost, particularly component formulas needed for further crafting
  • -rare formulas remain in the Alchemist's Case with adjusted drop rates (good stuff should drop more often)

On a side note sort of, all past Dernier Cri items (except that Gilded Diamond thing) are now available in Dernier Cri.

Hopefully you'll enjoy these updates! Please continue telling us your feelings

16 Bomber Event EndingEdit

  • Topic Bomber Event Ending - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:34 pm

Bomber Event Ending

Have you been holding out over the weekend to submit your vote for the bomber? Well now's the time! The event will be ending at 12:00 Noon P.D.T. You have until then to put the evidence together and cast your submission for who among the community is the bomber.

For details on this event please see the announcement here.

16 Site OutageEdit

  • Topic Site Outage - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:06 pm

Site Outage

We suffered a site outage due to technical difficulties. The site may be glitchy for a few minutes while we recover. Please don't be alarmed. Don Kuro did not actually blow up one of our servers ...that just a rumor... yeah, that's right.... a rumor.

17 Event/Towns 2 InstancingEdit

  • Topic Event/Towns 2 Instancing - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:56 pm

Event/Towns 2 Instancing

Instancing appears to be borked, we're working on it!

17 Olympics/Towns 2.0 IssuesEdit

  • Topic Olympics/Towns 2.0 Issues - Posted: DARKNRGY Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:07 pm

Olympics/Towns 2.0 Issues

We've got a bug in the new Towns where navigating to another room causes a disconnect. This might drop you back into the first room or the app can freeze and you get stuck. Right now the devs are working hard on this problem and we expect to have it resolved shortly. I'll post again once we have everything ironed out. Sorry for the trouble!

17 Olympics/Towns 2.0 FixedEdit

  • Topic Olympics/Towns 2.0 Fixed - Posted: DARKNRGY Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:08 pm

Olympics/Towns 2.0 Fixed

We've resolved most of the bugs that were causing navigation problems and lag. Go forth and conquer!

17 Olympics/Towns Outstanding issuesEdit

  • Topic Olympics/Towns Outstanding issues - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:06 pm

Olympics/Towns Outstanding issues

The following are the larger things we're still working on and hope to be able to address tomorrow:

  • Changing rooms sometimes take a long time to finish loading.
  • Moving around while the server is still responding to a room change request sometimes causes you to get stuck in objects.
  • Leaderboard stats are not updating correctly.

Other useful general info:

  • A new game will be introduced every 2 business days. There are 5 games total.
  • Your stats on the event page updates every 5 minutes.
  • Town and leaderboard stats update every hour.
  • We'll release the announcement and put up the wing stickers once the above outstanding issues can be better addressed. Until then, have fun and goodnight!

20 Towns 2 window re-sizedEdit

  • Topic Towns 2 window re-sized - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:27 pm

Towns 2 window re-sized

We have decreased the window size of Towns 2 for those that were having issues with it being too large. (thanks Codemonkey37179!).

We have also launched the next game a bit early so everyone will have more to do over the weekend!

23 ATA happening now! 7/23/2012Edit

  • Topic ATA happening now! 7/23/2012 - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:03 pm

ATA happening now! 7/23/2012

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

27 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Topic New items in Bid Blast - Posted: pepper-tea Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:05 pm

New items in Bid Blast

It's Bid Blast time again!

Princess Manner, Future Lady Soldier Gari, Lovely Lovely Lady, and Sleepytime Princess are up for bid right now. Will you be the one to catch a rare item for a good price?

Good luck!

30 Ask The Admin Starting NowEdit

  • Topic Ask The Admin Starting Now - Posted: biglanky14 Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:04 pm

Ask The Admin Starting Now

If you've got a question for Gaia staff, come join us! We're a touch shorthanded today (darn vacations!), so please read the first couple of posts for answers to some common questions.

Join in

31 Rejected Olympics EndingEdit

  • Topic Rejected Olympics Ending - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:55 pm

Rejected Olympics Ending

Hey guys, we've decided to end the Rejected Olympics tomorrow at 11:10 A.M. PDT. That means you have one more day to make a difference!

In addition, to end the event with a bang, Paint Splat is now a free for all! So grab your imp, choose your mark, and get splattin!


01 Rejected Olympics OverEdit

  • Topic Rejected Olympics Over - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:14 pm

Rejected Olympics Over

The Rejected Olympics has come to an end. Cindy will be making an announcement soon followed by team awards which will be granted to participants over the next few business days.

02 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Topic New items in Bid Blast - Posted: pepper-tea Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:46 pm

New items in Bid Blast

It's Bid Blast time again!

Recipe: Bunny Brigade, Shika Deer, Flossy Fox, and Tiger Ink are up for bid right now. Will you be the one to catch a rare item for a good price?

Good luck!

06 It's Ask the Admin Time!Edit

  • Topic It's Ask the Admin Time! - Posted: biglanky14 Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:06 pm

It's Ask the Admin Time!

Come on over and chat with staff - it's going on here for the next 60-90 minutes.

See you there!

08 Avatar page enhancementsEdit

  • Topic Avatar page enhancements - Posted: carbonphyber Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:25 pm

Avatar page enhancements

We're currently rolling out improvements to the /avatar/ page. It might break over the next 5-10 minutes but it should fix itself shortly thereafter. Hope you enjoy the new features!

08 Avatar save fixedEdit

  • Topic Avatar save fixed - Posted: edy Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:15 pm

Avatar save fixed

If you were having problems saving your avatar after the last update, please try again. This issue should be fixed now.

This only affected people who had the asynchronous notifications lab feature enabled.

08 Cash Shop WoesEdit

  • Topic Cash Shop Woes - Posted: Uncle Kenny Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:45 pm

Cash Shop Woes

We've just discovered an annoying problem with the Cash Shop where it will charge you for multiple items but will only grant one of them. We are working on this issue right now and will have a fix out for it ASAP.

If you plan on buying multiple items, please either hold off until we give the all clear or just purchase them one at a time.

If you have already purchased multiple items and did not receive all that you should have, you can file a Billing Inquiry ticket through the Help Center by going here and selecting "Billing Inquiry" from the Subject dropdown. This will get you in contact with the Billing team who can get the missing items to you.

Sorry for the inconvenience and we'll let you know as soon as we get the fix out!

08 Cash Shop fixedEdit

  • Topic Cash Shop fixed - Posted: carbonphyber Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:01 pm

Cash Shop fixed

Purchasing a quantity of items in the CashShop is now fixed. You will only be charged for what you get.

As per the previous DevNotice, if you are missing CashShop items you purchased in-quantity in the past few hours, please file a Billing Inquiry ticket and we will try to get your items to you promptly.

09 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Topic New items in Bid Blast - Posted: pepper-tea Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:44 pm

New items in Bid Blast

It is Bid Blast time again!

Cheshire Kitten, Gothique Harlequin, Majoko Mariko, and Blitzkrieg King are up for bid right now. Will you be the one to catch a rare item for a good price?

Good luck!

10 SocialVibe GCash payoutEdit

  • Topic SocialVibe GCash payout - Posted: edy Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:12 pm

SocialVibe GCash payout

We just fixed a bug with SocialVibe in the Cash Tree. We had a typo in the user id, which prevented a PM from being sent to the user when the offer was completed.

No fear, the GCash was paid out! It was just the PM that never got sent. Also, we had some bad rounding on our end, so you'd receive a different amount than was stated.

Both of these issues have been fixed.

We'll also be adding a log in the future that displays your X most recent GCash payments.

13 Ask The Admin going on now!Edit

  • Topic Ask The Admin going on now! - Posted: biglanky14 Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:08 pm

Ask The Admin going on now!

Ask the Admin just started here, so come join us with your questions.

We also have a handy-dandy tip sheet on how to get the most of ATA on our blog here.

Hope to see you there!

13 Fixed Post Anchor BugEdit

  • Topic Fixed Post Anchor Bug - Posted: stats god Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:35 pm

Fixed Post Anchor Bug

The page after you submit a post will now redirect you to the correct post number.

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13 Dev Notices Got Unlocked!Edit

  • Topic Dev Notices Got Unlocked! - Posted: DARKNRGY Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:47 pm

Dev Notices Got Unlocked!

Ok, you had your fun Dev Notices got unlocked for a few minutes. Anyone who posted a dev notice is getting banned.

JUST KIDDING, It's locked now and we don't expect any more rogue dev notices. GG.

You have to admit, that was sort of funny XD.

16 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Topic New items in Bid Blast - Posted: pepper-tea Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:18 pm

New items in Bid Blast

It is Bid Blast time again!

Jet the Kitten Star, Toy Rocket, Celestial Array, and Stellar Birth are up for bid right now. Will you be the one to catch a rare item for a good price?

Good luck!

17 Manga Updates!!Edit

  • Topic Manga Updates!! - Posted: reapersun Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:04 pm

Manga Updates!!

Hey guys, we noticed our Story Update link has been a little wonky lately. We're working on getting it working for future updates, but meanwhile you can check out the latest update, or read the newest chapter from the beginning here:

Read the latest page!

Read the beginning!

20 Changes to Guild AnnouncementsEdit

  • Topic Changes to Guild Announcements - Posted: DARKNRGY Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:09 pm

Changes to Guild Announcements

There is a bug in guilds where Guild Announcements do not work for anyone below Vice Captain. We have a fix for that going out today. Now everyone, including crew and members will be able to send guild announcements if you have that setting.

The default permissions was always set to everyone - Captain, Vice Captain, Crew, Member. Because this was the default behavior, there are many guilds that have Members, Crew set that might not want them to be once the fix goes out. We're therefore reverting all guilds back to just Captain and Vice Captain just to be on the safe side.

You can change your settings back to your preference at any time. The fix will be going out later this afternoon.

20 small Guilds updateEdit

  • Topic small Guilds update - Posted: carbonphyber Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:05 pm

small Guilds update

A Guilds Announcements permissions bug is fixed. This should resolve most, if not all, of guilds announcement posting issues guilds users had. Also, guilds now has a QuickReply!

20 Ask the Admin Going On NowEdit

  • Topic Ask the Admin Going On Now - Posted: biglanky14 Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:10 pm

Ask the Admin Going On Now

Our weekly ATA is going on here - come join us! We'll be there until about 6pm or so PT.

The only caveat is that we just moved offices, things are chaotic, and our Internet is kinda wonky. So we might be a little slower on the responses today, and appreciate your patience

23 zOMG! DMS Open!!!Edit

  • Topic zOMG! DMS Open!!! - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:11 pm

zOMG! DMS Open!!!

Hey zOMG!ers, Deadman's Shadow is currently open to *everyone. If you're up for some adventure head into zOMG! It won't be open forever so take advantage while you can.

For guides on playing zOMG! please check out this thread

For further details on when DMS opens to everyone, please check out this thread.

'*all your equipped rings must be CL (charge level) 10 to enter.

23 Token Buying FixedEdit

  • Topic Token Buying Fixed - Posted: Uncle Kenny Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:42 pm

Token Buying Fixed

The token buying glitch has been fixed and you should now be able to buy Tokens from Prize & Joy again without any issue. Head on over for a visit to start your token buying sprees!

23 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Topic New items in Bid Blast - Posted: pepper-tea Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:00 pm

New items in Bid Blast

It is Bid Blast time again!

Sorcerer School, Solar Mage, Wizard's Grand Gala, and Red Sorcerer's Book are up for bid right now. Will you be the one to catch a rare item for a good price?

Good luck!

24 Pancakes removedEdit

  • Topic Pancakes removed - Posted: reapersun Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:51 pm

Pancakes removed from Cache/Case formulas

Since purchasing thousands of Pancakes one at a time for these formulas was apparently not as much fun as we thought it'd be, we've removed the Pancakes requirement from the Philosopher's Cache and Alchemist's Case formulas, and increased the 2500 crafting fee to 2750 to compensate.

If you're one of the unfortunate folks who now has a hoard of useless pancakes, feel free to gift them to me. One at a time. You're welcome

27 It's ATA Time!Edit

  • Topic It's ATA Time! - Posted: biglanky14 Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:09 pm

It's ATA Time!

We'll be answering questions for about another hour here.

Come by and join us. And check out our tips on how to get the most of out it here.

29 H&R Rebuild Extended!Edit

  • Topic H&R Rebuild Extended! - Posted: Uncle Kenny Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:24 pm

H&R Rebuild Extended!

We've extended the end date for the first phase of the H&R Wesley rebuilding event! You now have until the end of Monday, September 3rd, in order to visit the shops and complete the first phase of the event. Once you've completed all THREE iterations (Bracelet, Shirt, Achievement) of the event, you can head right over here and vote for whether or not you want to see the shop renamed!

Happy rebuilding!

30 Marketplace Animated ItemsEdit

  • Topic Marketplace Animated Items - Posted: edy Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:27 pm

Marketplace Animated Items

Animated item preview is once again fully functional in the marketplace.


04 ATA happening now!Edit

  • Topic ATA happening now! - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:13 pm

ATA happening now!

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

05 Post EditingEdit

  • Topic Post Editing - Posted: carbonphyber Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:33 pm

Post Editing

By popular demand, Gaia now takes you directly to your post after you create/edit it. This should happen with Create Topic, Reply, Quick Reply, Edit, and Quote.

Previously, using the "edit" feature on a post would take you to the end (last reply) of a topic after editing any post. Now it will take you to the exact post that you just created/edited.

As always, if you notice that something broke, please post your findings in the Bug Reports forum and we will investigate.

05 zOMG! DMS openEdit

  • Topic zOMG! DMS open - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:44 pm

zOMG! DMS open...forever...

Hey zOMG!ers, Deadman's Shadow is currently open to *everyone. If you're up for some adventure head into zOMG! It won't will be open forever so take advantage! while you can.

For guides on playing zOMG! please check out this thread

  • all your equipped rings must be CL (charge level) 10 to enter.

...It was requested... we agreed, so it was done.

Edit 9/6/2012

Additional info on this can be found here.

06 No titleEdit

  • Topic No title - Posted: oxydizer Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:45 pm

New achievements are available and more are on the way! Have fun exploring them!

07 Vanishing SubforumsEdit

  • Topic Vanishing Subforums - Posted: Uncle Kenny Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:02 pm

Vanishing Subforums

It appears that our subforums have decided to play a game of Hide and Go Seek with us and are currently M.I.A. We're looking into the problem and hope to have it fixed soon. If you know the direct URL, you can still navigate to the subforums that way. You can also click the links for the main forum categories and that should show the subforums for you.

07 Bloodstone AmuletEdit

  • Topic Bloodstone Amulet - Posted: siskataya Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:57 pm

Limited Offer to Unsoulbind your Bloodstone Amulet

Hey everyone! After much discussion, and taking the variety of community opinions into account, we've decided to allow you (for a limited time only!) to unsoulbind your Bloodstone Amulet if you choose.

From now until Friday, September 21, 2012, if you WANT to unsoulbind your Bloodstone Amulet, please check out this thread that will tell you how to do so:

Note: If you do NOT want to unsoulbind your amulet, we suggest you ignore this notice entirely!

10 Detention EndingEdit

  • Topic Detention Ending - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:22 pm

Detention Ending

Hey guys, the Detention event will be ending tomorrow. If you still haven't done your time and gotten your item, better do so soon!

Go to detention!

10 It's ATA Time!Edit

  • Topic It's ATA Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:06 pm

It's ATA Time!

YAY! It's ATA time where we try to answer as many of your questions and comments about Gaia, ourselves, and life in general as possible within the hour!

Stop by and join us here.

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

And since we know many of you are feeling biglanky14 withdrawl, we thought we'd wean you off slowly, and give you a picture of biglanky14 enthusiastically opening his Justin Bieber doll gift!

11 Games OverhaulEdit

  • Topic Games Overhaul - Posted: Uncle Kenny Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:24 pm

Games Overhaul

We've just pushed an update to the layout of the Games page and Games menu, so your display might be a bit wonky while everything catches up. We've also added a couple new pages for all you diehard Fishers so go check 'em out here.

I've also heard rumor of some Angelic Rod Pluses making their way out into the wild. Keep your eyes peeled on your inbox to see if you're one of the lucky few that received it!

14 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Topic New items in Bid Blast - Posted: pepper-tea Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:16 pm

New items in Bid Blast

It is Bid Blast time again!

The Mad Hatter, Sicilian Wiseguy, The Gravedigger, and Mint Frilled hat are up for bid right now. Will you be the one to catch a rare item for a good price?

Good luck!

17 Gaia Item DatabaseEdit

  • Topic Gaia Item Database - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:15 pm

Gaia Item Database

Wanted to let you guys know we are about to make some changes to our item database. There's a teeny weeny itsy bitsy tiny small chance that it could... you know... take down the site... in the highly unlikely event that it does, rest assured we're on it!

'*cough* in addition... this change may cause issues with things like, item arranger and possibly item sorting in dress-up. Should you encounter issues in these areas outside of the norm then please post about it in the Bug Reports and Technical Support forum.

Thank you for your patience while we make these changes.

17 Gaia Item Changes CompleteEdit

  • Topic Gaia Item Changes Complete - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:10 pm

Gaia Item Changes Complete

We've completed our database changes. These changes affected the id's items are assigned when we create them. In celebration of things not blowing up, here's an item we dug out of our top secret item vault:

The first handheld item ever!...


17 new achievementsEdit

  • Topic new achievements - Posted: carbonphyber Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:30 pm

new achievements

A few new achievements were added. You may have to wait a few minutes then log out and log in again for them to show for you.

Also, dropdowns in forums and guilds should be fixed for users that experienced issues.

17 No titleEdit

  • Topic No title - Posted: oxydizer Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:30 pm

More achievements are released!

17 Time for ATA!Edit

  • Topic Time for ATA! - Posted: Zero Omega Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:15 pm

Time for ATA!

Got a burning question you want to ask staff members? Then join us for ATA tonight right here! We'll be going on for about an hour.

For how to get the most out of ATA, you can find a handy list of tips here.

17 Oni Set Soulbinding PollEdit

  • Topic Oni Set Soulbinding Poll - Posted: pepper-tea Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:36 pm

Oni Set Soulbinding Poll

Due to popular demand, we've started a poll to find out whether to unsoulbind the Oni Set or not...

Give us your opinion here!

19 Arrr, thar be pirates afoot!Edit

  • Topic Arrr, thar be pirates afoot! - Posted: Uncle Kenny Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:51 pm

Arrr, thar be pirates afoot!

Avast ye scraggly bunch of blaggards and miscreants, today be a day worth celebratin'. T'is a day t'talk like a pirate and enjoy the finer things of life like plunderin', sailin', and findin' treasures of piratin' garb and achievements. Raise yer bounties while ye can me hearties, 'tis not everyday ye get t'raise the Jolly Roger high so ye only get the weekend t'find all the hidden treasures of the event. Ye have today t'pillage the site, after that ye must stick t'yer piratin' forum where yer safe from the codes of spam and drunken hijinks.

Now go me maties, put on yer best piratin' garb and join in the fun, yoho!

21 Pirate Hard This WeekendEdit

  • Topic Pirate Hard This Weekend - Posted: Uncle Kenny Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:49 pm

Pirate Hard This Weekend

Ahoy me maties, this be a reminder that ye only have until Sunday night to finish yer piratin' and lootin'. If ye have yet t'find yer buried treasures, move yerself t'yer special port now and start plunderin'. Thar be one among ye that has embraced the pirate in ye more than the rest and has made themselves the most notorious of all the pirates in the land! steaklicious has a bounty of 291,620GG on their head already! If ye think ye can do better, ye better start actin' like a real pirate. Whichever one of ye cack-handed deck apes can get the most bounty by the end of this here voyage, will find themselves in possession of a treasure chest full of gold and jewels. Now get plunderin', the lot of ye! Arrrrrrr!


Hi all, this is just a reminder that the Talk Like a Pirate event will be ending on Sunday night. If you haven't received your exclusive event items and achievement, be sure to stop by the Talk Like a Pirate forum to post and increase your bounty! One of you has gone above and beyond the call of pirate duty and has more bounty than anyone else. steaklicious has racked up 291,620GG in bounty! If you think you can top that, head into the forum to start posting and acting like a true pirate. Whoever has the most bounty at the end of the event will receive a treasure chest of gold and jewels. If that interests you, start posting!

21 Luck Chest UpdatesEdit

  • Topic Luck Chest Updates - Posted: Uncle Kenny Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:45 pm

Luck Chest Updates

We've just finished making some changes to how the Luck Chest works and grants items out. We've also added some new items to the mix so be sure to check it out when you see it appear. If you run into issues with it, please post in the bug report thread that we created for this so we can try to get them addressed as soon as possible.

22 Halfling DayEdit

  • Topic Halfling Day - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:08 am

Halfling Day

Perhaps one day I'll write a book of all my adventures...

24 It's ATA Time!Edit

  • Topic It's ATA Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:07 pm

It's ATA Time!

YAY! It's ATA time! We'll try to answer as many of your questions and comments about Gaia, ourselves, and life in general as we are able!

Stop by and join us here.

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Hope to see you there!


25 Gaia's Most WantedEdit

  • Topic Gaia's Most Wanted - Posted: Uncle Kenny Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:11 pm

Gaia's Most Wanted...Pirates

Arrr mateys, Talk Like a Pirate Day has ended and with it, the scurvy shenanigans ye lot came up with have ceased. Before we wait another year for the next Talk Like a Pirate Day, we need to commend those who showed what it really meant to be a pirate by collecting the most bounty of all!

Your top 10 pirates were:

  • 1 ) steaklicious - 640,580GG
  • 2 ) Aster -- rem - 543,665GG
  • 3 ) Supreme Yogurt Ninja - 464,000GG
  • 4 ) lRON MAlDEN - 357,870GG
  • 5 ) Nova Release - 356,825GG
  • 6 ) Darc Nightgale - 343,460GG
  • 7 ) ll Agonia ll - 316,625GG
  • 8 ) Sagebomb - 314,780GG
  • 9 ) Morii Jokavitch - 301,935GG
  • 10 ) Irrafay - 299,970GG

Since steaklicious was able to hang onto the lead, they have been granted a treasure equal to their bounty. A chest filled with 640,580 Gaia Gold! Congratulations to them and everyone else for making this the greatest and first Talk Like a Pirate Day event ever!

25 Lines Have Been DrawnEdit

  • Topic Lines Have Been Drawn - Posted: Uncle Kenny Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:46 pm

Lines Have Been Drawn

The time has come to decide where your loyalties lie. Whose side will you choose? Make sure you know what you're doing though, you won't get the chance to change your mind later.

25 Event PMs Turned OffEdit

  • Topic Event PMs Turned Off - Posted: Uncle Kenny Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:04 pm

Event PMs Turned Off

We've uncovered an issue with the event URLs that could cause some unwanted issues for users. We've disabled the sending of these PMs for now. This means that the links in the PMs already sent out will no longer work so don't worry if you suddenly get errors when clicking them. We'll let you know when we turn them back on (probably tomorrow) so just sit tight in the meantime!

26 Event PMs Are a Go!Edit

  • Topic Event PMs Are a Go! - Posted: Uncle Kenny Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:46 pm

Event PMs Are a Go!

We believe we've fixed the underlying issues with the previous URLs and have decided to turn the event back on now. We've also set it up so that if you have not already joined a team, you should receive two new PMs with new URLs that should allow you to join either team. Remember, you can only join one side and once you choose, you can't go back so make sure you're positive of your choice before you click that link!

26 Aquarium problemsEdit

  • Topic Aquarium problems - Posted: codemonkey37179 Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:08 pm

Aquarium problems

We've been receiving reports that some aquariums are not loading. We are trying to track down the problem, and if you are experiencing these issues we could use your help. Please leave your feedback here.

27 Aquarium Issues ExplainedEdit

  • Topic Aquarium Issues Explained - Posted: carbonphyber Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:56 pm

Aquarium Issues Explained

If you use "SocialVibe" (one of our offers partners), they have less-than-desirable coding which, over time, will make {aquarium, avatars and images, styles, scripts, and some entire pages} unusable.

If you've encountered this, you might have noticed that clearing your cookies (specifically the "__socialvibe__cache" cookie under "" . This cookie appears to grow over time -- so the more offers you use, the more likely you are to see broken features/pages as a result. While we attempt to get SocialVibe to change their ways, the temporary solutions are:

  • clear all of your cookies (which will likely log you out of most/all websites)
  • to clear this specific cookie (which requires a few more steps)
  • you may simply use another browser, but this will only buy you a little time until that other browser's cookies fill up.

Shops Landing page updated

  • We changed some scripting code on the /market/ page. Hopefully nothing broke.
  • We do already know about the missing mannequins on that page -- that should be fixed early next week.

27 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Topic New items in Bid Blast - Posted: pepper-tea Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:13 pm

New items in Bid Blast

It is Bid Blast time again!

Albino Bat Companion, Kuro's Induction, Vampire's Judgement, and Astra-II: Baron the Lively Owl are up for bid right now. Will you be the one to catch a rare item for a good price?

Good luck!


01 Token Ads: New Video OffersEdit

  • Topic Token Ads: New Video Offers - Posted: DJ Helsing Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:23 pm

Token Ads: New Video Offers

For those of you who enjoy Free Gaia Cash head on over to the Cash Tree and check out our new Video Offer Provider Token Ads. While you’re there be sure to check out our other Video Offer providers for more opportunities to Earn some Free Cash.

01 It's ATA Time!Edit

  • Topic It's ATA Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:07 pm

It's ATA Time!

Happy October! What a better way to start the month off than with ATA time! Stop by and join us here.

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Be well


03 Fall Forum Clean-Up Coming!Edit

  • Topic Fall Forum Clean-Up Coming! - Posted: siskataya Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:10 pm

Fall Forum Clean-Up Coming!

Hey gang!

Starting in a few weeks, we'll be doing a Fall Forum Clean-Up. This project will include removing underused or inactive forums, combining forums with common interests into one location, perhaps relocating some forums to new sections of the site, renaming some forums to better reflect the community that inhabits that forum, creating new forums that people have requested, etc. - all sorts of things!

Check out the proposed changes here: Fall Forum Clean-Up Discussion Thread

Feel free to join the discussion and give your feedback!


05 New items in Bid BlastEdit

  • Topic New items in Bid Blast - Posted: pepper-tea Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:58 pm

New items in Bid Blast

It is Bid Blast time again!

Niji, Sky Pascal l'artiste, SBX, and Marble Bubbles are up for bid right now. Will you be the one to catch a rare item for a good price?

Good luck!

08 Loiterer AchievementEdit

  • Topic Loiterer Achievement - Posted: oxydizer Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:46 pm

Loiterer Achievement

There was something not working in Loiterer achievement which has already been fixed, please keep on login another 30 days. We appreciate your participation in the past month and we are sorry for the glitch.

08 It's ATA Time!Edit

  • Topic It's ATA Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:05 pm

It's ATA Time!

It's that time of week again - Ask The Admin time! Feel free to stop by and join us! Bring your questions, comments, and ideas for Gaia. Or you know, just hang out and chat about whatever is on your mind!

Join the ATA now!

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Be well


09 Notices are currently down!Edit

  • Topic Notices are currently down! - Posted: siskataya Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:02 pm

Notices are currently down!

Hey everyone!

Just a heads up that notices are currently down. This will affect your feeds, your My Gaia page won't load all the information, etc.

We are working on this to get it fixed as quickly as possible, but wanted to let you know we were aware of this, and are sorry for any frustration this may cause you.

Take care


09 Notices are back!Edit

  • Topic Notices are back! - Posted: siskataya Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:24 pm

Notices are back!

Hey everyone!

Just a heads up that notices are back up, and everything should be working normally for you again!

Be well


11 Heralds of Chaos Beta UpdateEdit

  • Topic Heralds of Chaos Beta Update - Posted: Panagrammic Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:55 pm

Heralds of Chaos Beta Update

Hey, guys --

So, we're still letting people slowly into the open beta -- the load for the beta users so far has given us some interesting database issues that we're resolving, and we also have a fair number of bugs that we are trying to track down. As we let each batch into the game, the game experience will (hopefully) be better and better.

Original plans were to have everyone into the beta by this week, but at this point I think it won't be until early next week. Don't worry, this beta will be around for quite a while, and getting into the game three days after someone else won't really make a big difference.

I do want to thank all the testers that have tried out the game so far, even in the face of glitches. We've gotten really good feedback, on everything from game design to client bugs to game play issues, with some astonishingly in-depth analysis and feature suggestions; every day we're forwarding forum links to each other and discussing the what has been said, and we're very excited about making this a game that will stand tall alongside the other games in the Gaia lineup.

TL;DR: If you're not in the beta -- you will be soon.

15 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Topic It's Ask The Admin Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:03 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Happy Monday! What a better way to start the month off than with ATA time! Stop by and join us here.

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Be well


16 Event forums disabledEdit

  • Topic Event forums disabled - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:40 pm

Event forums disabled

The Halloween event forums have been temporarily disabled while we do some testing, they'll be back up as soon as we're done!

17 Halloween 2012Edit

  • Topic Halloween 2012 - Posted: Uncle Kenny Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:34 pm

Halloween 2012

Everything should now be rolled out and at least partially functioning. We're still working on a couple loose ends like keeping the leaderboard updated and fixing the unclickable buttons in the forums but most pieces of the event should be functioning. If you do happen to have trouble with clicking a button somewhere, just follow the advice that Lanzer made here and refresh your page.

We'll be watching things throughout the night to make sure nothing horrible happens. In the meantime, if you run into issues, just head over to Bug Reports and make a thread/post in an existing thread there with your problem.

Happy Halloween!

18 Halloween FixesEdit

  • Topic Halloween Fixes - Posted: Uncle Kenny Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:06 pm

Halloween Fixes

We've pushed several fixes for the Halloween event which should do the following:

  • Update the team stats and leaderboard every hour
  • Fix any missed item grants and grant all future items correctly
  • Show your correct energy levels in the various forum/thread headers (attack energy for the main forum, heal energy for the two home forums)
  • Correct some styling issues

We're still looking into what is causing the lag and figuring out our options for the unclickable buttons on new pages. As mentioned before, if you run into a button like this, just refresh the page and that should fix it.

For those confused about what exactly the total team score is and how we are determining it, I've added a blurb about it to the Event Guide to help explain it.


Did you know that there are leaderboards for each team's players? It's true! To check them out, just go to the event landing page and click on the name of either team. You'll see a list of the top 10 attackers and healers for that team and if you're on the team, you'll see where you rank as compared to everyone on your team. If you're in the top 10, you'll see your name bolded, otherwise you'll see your position and score at the end of the top 10 list. These scores and positions will be updated every hour along with the rest of the leaderboard.


18 Issue with Halloween 2K12Edit

  • Topic Issue with Skin Potions - Posted: siskataya Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:01 pm

Issue with Halloween 2K12 Vampire/Dark Elf Skin Potions

Hey Gaians!

We wanted to let you know there is currently a pesky bug with the Halloween 2K12 Skin Potions that causes certain avatar glitches. For this reason, we'll be temporarily removing these skin potions from The Treehouse. Not to worry, we're working to fix the bugs and put the potions back in The Treehouse as soon as we can!

In the meantime, if your avatar has been affected/become glitched due to using one of these potions, please read this thread to find out how to get help.

And if you have one of the potions but haven't used it, please don't use it until we say it is ok to do!

We're sorry for any frustration this may cause you, and know we're working to get this resolved as quickly as possible.

Be well ^^


19 Skin Potions BugEdit

  • Topic Skin Potions Bug - Posted: siskataya Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:37 pm


Hey again everyone!

I wanted to post a follow-up message regarding the recent glitches with using skin potions.

It has been brought to our attention that this bug isn't just affecting Halloween 2K12 skin potions, but all potions you can use to change your avatar's skin - d'oh! Talk about a most pesky bug!

At this point, we are urging all Gaians NOT TO USE any skin potions to change your avatar's base skin tone as it will cause your avatar to glitch, and you'll be unable to save your avatar.

If you have a potion in your inventory and it hasn't been used, please hang onto the item until this issue is fixed. If you haven't bought a skin potion yet, we suggest you hold off on doing so until the problem is resolved.

Again, we're so sorry about this, and know this is a very frustrating bug for everyone. We're working on resolving this as quickly as possible, and thank you for your patience while we sort this out. We'll let you know when we have a fix.

Be well


19 Skin Potions Bug -FIXED!Edit

  • Topic Skin Potions Bug -FIXED! - Posted: siskataya Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:52 pm

FOLLOW UP: Skin Potions Bug -FIXED!

Hey Gaia!

Good news! It looks like the issue with using the skin potions has been fixed - yay!

Going forward, anyone not currently affected by the bug should have no issues using skin potions, and no problem with saving their avatars, avatar not showing when previewing items, etc. Given this, we will not be providing refunds of Wing Stickers or Gaia gold for potions that were purchased/used after this post as your account will not be affected by the glitch. The refund is for those avatars who have been inconvenienced for this bug.

For those of you whose avatars are still currently affected by the glitch, not to worry - the fix to correct your issues will be live soon. Also, if you have already posted in my thread in the Halloween forum regarding the Wing Sticker/Gaia gold refund for the glitched potion, we will provide the refund as promised.

Thanks for being so patient with us while we worked this out!

Take care and Happy Halloween!


22 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Topic It's Ask The Admin Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:02 pm


It's Ask The Admin Time!

Happy Monday! What a better way to start the month off than with ATA time! Stop by and join us here.

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Be well


23 Halloween Attacks/HealsEdit

  • Topic Halloween Attacks/Heals - Posted: Uncle Kenny Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:11 pm

Halloween Attacks/Heals

I've just submitted a patch that prevents everyone from getting credit for scoring 0 in either the attacking or healing mini-games. This was something we had been considering since the event was released but I had held off because I wanted everyone to have the choice of whether they wanted to play for their team or simply get the items and run. Unfortunately, there was a growing trend of users who would excessively spam 0 point attacks/heals in order to artificially inflate their personal stats to get to the top of the team leaderboards.

After analyzing it further, the increasing number of 0 point attacks/heals was actually harming the overall team scores. By attacking and doing no damage, a user would considered "active" but would not be contributing at all to a kill for their team. With the kills growing more slowly and the number of active members growing more quickly, the overall team totals also started to slow down. The team who had more players doing this started to fall further behind in the total score, from 1-3 down to 4-6 down.

We decided that it was in the best interest of the event to prevent these kind of attacks going forward and so, the patch was made. We will NOT be resetting anyone's stats and nothing will actually change except for the fact that no one will receive credit for scoring 0 in the games going forward.

24 Halloween Message Box ErrorEdit

  • Topic Halloween Message Box Error - Posted: Uncle Kenny Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Halloween Message Box Error

I've pinpointed the cause of the issue that was preventing players from starting a game and only showing them a box with the word "Message" in it. A fix for this has just gone out and should remedy the problem for everyone.


We've received multiple reports of issues with lag when trying to play the games. After looking into it we can't find any issue on our end that is causing this lag and based on the feedback in forums, it seems to be happening on a computer by computer basis. Here are some tips to reduce any lag you may encounter when playing the games:

  • Right click in the game and change the Quality setting to Low
  • Go to your account settings and disable the ability to see users' Aquariums, users' signatures, users' images, or any combination of those three things
  • Reduce the number of tabs/windows you have running simultaneously if they contain memory-heavy content
  • Only play one instance of the game at a time. Multiple instances of the game could easily sap the available processes on your computer and slow all the instances down.
  • Try a different browser if you're finding only one has the most problems (Chrome and Firefox seem to work well for most users)

27 Four Years Ago Today...Edit

  • Topic Four Years Ago Today... - Posted: Panagrammic Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:38 pm

Four Years Ago Today...

Four years ago, our developers brought forth into this site a new game, conceived in Flash, and dedicated to the proposition that not all rings are created equal.

Wait, that's not good, let me try another:

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where it was born, and what the development process was like, and how the developers were occupied and all before they created it, and all that David Copperfield kind of crud...

No, no, that doesn't work either.

Oh, heck, let's just say it: Happy Birthday, zOMG! Please check the zOMG forums for the birthday threads. We have five zOMG servers up for anybody that wants to celebrate the zOMG birthday in style.

29 Halloween Event EndingEdit

  • Topic Halloween Event Ending - Posted: Uncle Kenny Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:09 pm

Halloween Event Ending

This year's Halloween event will be wrapping up on Wednesday night at 12:00am PST. If you haven't collected everything already, make sure you take some time to fight for your team and earn your event items/achievement or visit the shopkeepers and collect candies for some Trick or Treat goodies. At midnight on the 31st, everything will be turned off so you won't be able to earn anything after that point.

You have 61 hours, 50 minutes, and some seconds to get anything you've missed so far. Good luck!

29 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Topic It's Ask The Admin Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:00 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Feel free to stop by and join us for today's "Ask The Admin" (aka ATA) here.

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Hope to see you there!


30 Site IssuesEdit

  • Topic Site Issues - Posted: Uncle Kenny Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:58 am

Site Issues

We seem to be experiencing issues with some wayward databases that don't want to follow our instructions and actually do something. We're working on getting this fixed but until we do, you may run into issues logging in, posting, surfing the site, etc. We'll have it fixed as soon as possible so just sit tight for now!

30 Issues ResolvedEdit

  • Topic Issues Resolved - Posted: Uncle Kenny Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:08 pm

Issues Resolved

We've jump-started our servers back into working order so things should start calming down and work normally now. If you notice any residual issues, give it 5 minutes and if it's still happening then be sure to report it in the Bug Reports & Technical Support forum.

30 Gaia cash cardsEdit

  • Topic Gaia cash cards - Posted: siskataya Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:28 pm

FYI: Starting soon, Gaia cash cards will not be sold in certain stores

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that, starting soon, Gaia-designed cash cards will not be available in some stores. Not to worry - we still have lots of ways for you to get your Gaia cash, and are coming up with some fabulous new ways for you to get cash as well!

If you are interested in learning more about why we are doing this, or want to suggest some payment methods to us, we'd love to have you stop by the official thread on this topic and let us know!

Be well


31 Pumpkin Carving ContestEdit

  • Topic Pumpkin Carving Contest - Posted: siskataya Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:08 pm

Come vote in our Gaia 2K12 Pumpkin Carving Contest and you could win some gold!

Hello everyone! Hope you are having an amazing Halloween full of spooky fun.

We recently had a pumpkin carving contest in the office, and we want YOU to help us pick a winner. Stop by the official Gaia 2K12 Pumpkin Carving Contest thread for details on how to enter.

If you are one of 3 lucky winners, you could score a cool 250,000 Gaia gold. Pretty neat hey?

Take care and Happy Halloween!



01 Fall Forum Clean-UpEdit

  • Topic Fall Forum Clean-Up - Posted: siskataya Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:59 pm

Fall Forum Clean-Up Project Starts Today!

Hey everyone!

Hope you had a great Halloween, and managed to get home safe and sound! Just wanted to let you all know that starting today, we'll begin implementing changes to help clean up the forums. This will include things like renaming some forums, updating forum rules and stickies, archiving unused or underused forums, etc.

You can read about this project, and give your suggestions for things you'd like to see revamped, here:

This will be an ongoing project, and will take a bit of time, so thanks in advance for your patience! Just wanted to remind you of this so that when you see forum names being changed, forums being archived, etc. you wouldn't panic.


01 Manga UpdateEdit

  • Topic Manga Update - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:08 pm

Manga Update

Hey guys, have you seen the manga update!!!! If so, you'll probably want to look again. I'm not saying this is what happened but it's possible that someone, like myself, may have accidentally left out a page. Again this is all hypothetical but if something like that were to happen rest assured that person would be woefully shamed and disgraced, and probably forced to make a notice letting everyone know that it happened. Again, I'm not saying that that's what happened, but just in case you might want to look it over, especially know... around maybe... page 7.

Check out the manga

01 Halloween Wrap-up and StatsEdit

  • Topic Halloween Wrap-up and Stats - Posted: Uncle Kenny Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:37 pm

Halloween Wrap-up and Stats

Well, it's been a crazy 2 weeks but all things must come to an end and this year's Halloween event is no exception. It was a hard fought battle but the Kuro Gang has managed to best the Von Helson team with a final score of 198 to 183. Final event items are currently being sent out to everyone on both teams so keep your eyes on your inbox for a PM from your respective team's leader.

Now, there were several requests for the formula used to calculate the score to be revealed. While we weren't going to reveal it during the event for obvious reasons, we see no reason to not reveal it now. So, without further adieu, here is your hotly debated metric for deciding team scores.

Total Score = (# of Kills / # of Active* Attackers on the Team) + (# of Heals / # of Active* Healers on the Team)

'* To qualify as an active attacker or healer, you had to attack or heal at least 10 times.

There you have it, that's really all there was. No secret weight, no predetermined result, just a formula that benefits the team who has the most active members on it. What good is a formula without the stats though? I've included the end-of-event stats that I will be giving my supervisors as part of my post-event report. You won't find stats any more official than these. .com/250v8uv.jpg

And of course, what would an event be without its leaderboards? Here are your Halloween 2012: The Don event leaders. .com/etbo5h.jpg

Congratulations to everyone who participated and I hope you had fun!

- Kenny

05 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Topic It's Ask The Admin Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:05 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Happy Monday! What a better way to start the month off than with ATA time! Stop by and join us here.

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Be well


05 Dark Reflection 2 CI Acting UpEdit

  • Topic Dark Reflection 2 CI Acting Up - Posted: Uncle Kenny Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:49 pm

Dark Reflection 2 CI Acting Up

We've received reports of issues playing the Dark Reflection 2 CI where the item gives you an error instead of letting you play or giving you an item. We agree that this is rather rude behavior and will talk to this specific CI immediately to teach it some proper manners. For now, just avoid trying to play it and we'll let you know once it has been straightened out.

Note: This appears to ONLY affect the Dark Reflection 2 CI, any others should be fine and have the correct manners for treating users, who want to play with them, well.

06 Dark Reflection 2 Fixed!Edit

  • Topic Dark Reflection 2 Fixed! - Posted: Uncle Kenny Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:14 pm

Dark Reflection 2 Fixed!

We've resolved the issue that was affecting the Dark Reflection 2 CI yesterday/this morning. If you ran into the bug and had one of your CIs just disappear, please file a Billing ticket by going to the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page, selecting the option to contact Customer Service, and then selecting the "Billing Inquiry" option from the dropdown menu.

06 Election Day!Edit

  • Topic Election Day! - Posted: Uncle Kenny Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:00 pm

Election Day!

A challenger for the office of Gaia President has appeared! Who will you vote for? Who will be the next, and first, Gaia President? Will it be Diedrich, who you all know and love, or will it be Friedrich, who is just like Diedrich but with hair? Vote now to make your voice heard and earn an exclusive item showing you voted. Act quickly, the polls will close exactly at 2pm PST tomorrow, November 7th. We'll have live coverage of the winner as soon as all the votes are tallied. Now go and do your Gaian civic duty and vote for your new President!

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07 Voting Ends Today!Edit

  • Topic Voting Ends Today! - Posted: Uncle Kenny Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:28 pm

Voting Ends Today!

The polls are closing in an hour and a half at 2pm PST. If you haven't already, make sure your voice is heard by tuning in to the Diedrich v. Friedrich Gaia Presidential Debate and choosing who you think is the better candidate. As soon as the polls close, we'll begin tallying the votes to determine who will be your first President of Gaia. Vote now and tell all your friends to vote too!

07 Gaia 9 Action News Special ReportEdit

  • Topic Gaia 9 Action News Special Report - Posted: [NPC] Cindy Donovinh Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:05 pm

Gaia 9 Action News Special Report

This just in! GAIA-9 can now project that Diedrich, noted media personality and radioactive idiot, has won a landslide victory in Gaia’s first presidential election. We can also project that, since Gaia does not have an office of the presidency, this result is meaningless and, quite frankly, a huge waste of everyone’s time, not least of all my own. We’ve been informed that the Friedrich camp has telephoned Diedrich to concede the race; GAIA-9 does not care about this development whatsoever, and we will be closely ignoring further developments.

Click here for a full transcript of the candidates' nonsensical debate, if you must.

07 Looking for suggestionsEdit

  • Topic Looking for suggestions - Posted: siskataya Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:47 pm

Looking for suggestions for zOMG! bug fixes

Hey all! Just wanted to let you know that we are having a community discussion about what bug fixes you'd like to see for zOMG! Please feel free to join the discussion in the zOMG! Bug Fix Suggestion thread.

Make sure to post your feedback by the end of day on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 for it to be considered.


12 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Topic It's Ask The Admin Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:07 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great weekend, and that your week is fabulous so far! What a better way to start the week off than with ATA time! Stop by and join us here!

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Be well


15 Daily Chance UpdateEdit

  • Topic Daily Chance Update - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:31 pm

Daily Chance Update

As you may have heard we'll be updating Daily Chance soon. To find out details on those changes, please follow this link.

15 small Guilds BugfixesEdit

  • Topic small Guilds Bugfixes - Posted: carbonphyber Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:19 pm

small Guilds Bugfixes

  • We just fixed two issues in guilds:
  • Navigating from one guilds forum topic page to another used to break the "avatar dropdown" links. This is fixed.
  • We found and fixed a very hard to track issue with guilds captchas. Users experiencing issues with Guild QuickReply and captcha should have no more problems.

19 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Topic It's Ask The Admin Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:02 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great weekend What a better way to start the week off than with ATA time! Stop by and join us here!

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Be well


20 Daily Chance updateEdit

  • Topic Daily Chance update - Posted: carbonphyber Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:45 pm

Daily Chance update

The new Daily Chance look is going out in the next few minutes. Daily Chance might look funky for the next ~20 minutes while all the servers catch up.

This forum post describes the changes (previously posted in Dev Notices).

20 Achievement CountersEdit

  • Topic Achievement Counters - Posted: Uncle Kenny Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:42 pm

Achievement Counters

We've just added counters for some of the achievements that require you to do something more than once. Please note that all achievements do not use the same counter system so some will not have a counter or will not update. Achievements like Loiterer and others though should show what your current progress is at.

20 New Daily ChanceEdit

  • Topic New Daily Chance - Posted: Uncle Kenny Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:56 pm

New Daily Chance

We're still working on getting some bugs fixed and setting up the new payouts for DC. Once we have these finalized and everything new is put in place, we'll update you with another Dev Notice. We plan to have the changes, including the new items, put in place soon and are in the middle of testing them now. Sit tight, we're almost there!

20 Account SecurityEdit

  • Topic Account Security - Posted: edy Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:23 pm

Account Security

We have just added some additional (optional) security for your Gaia account.

You can find out more information about it here:

Secondary Auth Token

Please note that this feature requires that you have a device with iOS, Android, or BlackBerry OS.

Problems can be reported here:

21 Thanksgiving EventEdit

  • Topic Thanksgiving Event - Posted: Uncle Kenny Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:07 pm

Thanksgiving Event

So it looks like our calls to start the game, save the game, and reward everyone for playing the game were pointing to one of our internal dev servers instead of to the live servers that you all have access to. D'oh! We've remedied this issue and the fix should be going out shortly. That will allow you to start receiving the tickets and achievements. Go play now!

Related to this, as you may have seen we're testing out an in-house alternative to the typical Captcha systems to try and mitigate bots in a more fun/creative way. We'd love to hear your feedback or any bugs you find with this so if you have something to say about it, feel free to do so here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

26 Gobble Gobble Bang Bang ResultsEdit

  • Topic Gobble Gobble Bang Bang Results - Posted: Uncle Kenny Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:43 pm

Gobble Gobble Bang Bang Results

The smoke has cleared, the smell of gunpowder has faded, and the casualties have been tallied. Despite the carnivorous inclinations of many, the veggies have proven more popular and triumphed with a score of 377,525 veggies shot to 329,240 meat shot. In the end though, I think we can all agree that the score really doesn't matter. All that does matter is that you enjoy the delicious feast that your hard work has provided. Now eat up and slip into the delicious bliss that is a food coma.

26 Last Chance for Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals!Edit

  • Topic Last Chance for Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals! - Posted: pepper-tea Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:11 pm

Last Chance for Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals!

From now until Midnight PST all of this year's 30% sale bundles will be available (unless it is one available at BOGO.)

Pick them up a the Cash Shop!

26 ATA happening now!Edit

  • Topic ATA happening now! - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:06 pm

ATA happening now!

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

For info on how to make the most of it, please stop by here

28 Daily Chance bugfixesEdit

  • Topic Daily Chance bugfixes - Posted: carbonphyber Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:42 pm

Daily Chance bugfixes

If you have a small browser window or if you don't wait for the page to finish loading before clicking on the Daily Chance cart, you will notice that you see daily chance as a standalone page (instead of a fast-loading "pop-up" . It is now styled similarly to the "pop-up".

The tiers of daily chance prizes have been updated and should be a little more appealing. You will still have to log in frequently and get lucky for the best of the Daily Chance prizes.

Please don't forget report any issues you find in the Bug Reports forum!

Global Outfits

The global outfits changer has been fixed. You can once again click on an outfit, and it will equip that outfit and save the avatar.

29 Releasing Old ItemsEdit

  • Topic Releasing Old Items - Posted: DARKNRGY Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:59 pm

Releasing Old Items

We are beginning an experiment to re-release items from crusty old banned accounts through an NPC in the Marketplace. We anticipate that this will have the effect of reducing inflation as gold is removed from the system. The second reason for this doing this is that we get to get some of those tasty legacy items back into circulation so they can continue to be enjoyed by the community. Initially, Bid Blast was built to serve this purpose but we are unhappy with its performance and believe we can do the job more efficiently through Marketplace.

The list was built with only minor prejudice so it is normal to see items that are not worth very much. We'll be starting slowly and ramping up the throughput as we learn more about the effects.

I'll leave it up to you guys to find the NPC :].

29 Releasing Old ItemsEdit

  • Topic Releasing Old Items - Posted: Zero Omega Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:30 pm

Releasing Old Items [CORRECTION]

We are not actually taking these from banned accounts, we are simply adding items that have fallen out of circulation back in by creating limited numbers back into the system.


The items are not actually removed from the accounts. As a general rule we don't modify existing accounts in this way. I built a list of item, quantity and am using that as a pool of items. Technically the items are re-generated. This has the effect of not breaking old accounts in case they are un-banned while still getting us a legitimate pool of real items.

29 Towns RestrictionEdit

  • Topic Towns Restriction - Posted: Uncle Kenny Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:38 pm

Towns Restriction

Due to the unsavory and annoying behavior of a select group of individuals playing with their scripts, we've limited access for all Flash spaces to only those accounts that have been on the site for at least three days. What does this mean for most of you? Probably nothing as you're likely already over three days old. For the rest, it just means you'll need to wait three days after you register and activate your account in order to access our Flash areas like Towns 1 and 2, Rally, and Virtual Hollywood. The changes will be rolled out to all the servers over the next couple hours and we'll be watching in case any further changes/adjustments need to be made.

Sorry for the inconvenience but some people just want to watch the Flash spaces burn and we have to keep them out.


03 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Topic It's Ask The Admin Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:02 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Hard to believe it is December already - where did the year go?!?! Anyway, it is Ask The Admin time - yay! Stop by and join us here!

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Be well


03 No titleEdit

  • Topic No title - Posted: siskataya Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:21 pm

FYI: Info about recent changes to gold grant banners/links in our social games

Hey everyone!

We just wanted to let you know that due to recent changes in Facebook's privacy policy, we're no longer able to directly link to Gaia (this includes linking to game forums on Gaia, FAQs, gold grant banners) in our social games on Facebook (e.g. Soul Crash, Monster Galaxy, etc.) Not to panic folks! We're currently working on alternate solutions to this problem, and we'll keep you updated as we implement these solutions.

That's all for now

10 Flash Updates!!!Edit

  • Topic Flash Updates!!! - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:29 pm

Flash Updates!!!

Shortly we will be making some backend and frontend changes to Towns 2, Rally, and Virtual Hollywood. It's possible some of these features may go down or become inaccessible while these updates are occurring. Once everything is up and stable we'll release another notice with more detailed information on the changes.

10 Flash Updates UpdateEdit

  • Topic Flash Updates Update - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:19 pm

Flash Updates Update

We've pushed out the following things on the site...

  • Moved Rally and Virtual Hollywood from AS2 to AS3
  • Updated UI to Rally, Virtual Hollywood and Towns
  • Towns 2 updated to new version of Gaia Standard Time, a full day cycle should take place once every 5 hours
  • Added "G" phone to Rally, Virtual Hollywood and Towns 2
  • Added location "favorites"
  • Added Compass system
  • Integrated Towns 2, Rally and Virtual Hollywood to one virtual world. (you can navigate from Towns 2 to Virtual Hollywood to Rally and back.)
  • Avatar walk speed increased in Rally and Virtual Hollywood
  • Added find friends feature so you can get to them no matter what instance they are on.

We're still addressing bugs and other issues. If you wish to report something, please go here:

  • Rally, Virtual Hollywood, Towns 2 issues

10 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Topic It's Ask The Admin Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:04 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Hey everyone!

It's AtA time, and I am sure a lot of you have a ton to say, so please feel free to join us here!

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Be well


12 Account Security UpdateEdit

  • Topic Account Security Update - Posted: Uncle Kenny Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:39 pm

Account Security Update

We're in the process of rolling out a new account security feature that will lock an account down after it has been inactive (not logged into) for six months. This lock will prevent access to the account until the owner files a Help Center ticket to have the account unlocked. The purpose of this lock is to keep nefarious individuals from gaining access to the account and harming it via impersonation or stealing its items and gold. If you find one of your accounts locked, you just need to follow the steps below (on a secondary account) to have it unlocked:

1) Go to the Help Center

2) On the ticket page, select "General Account Inquiry" for the Subject and "Six Month Reactivation" for the Topic.

3) Fill out all the fields and hit "Finish" to submit it.

Then you just wait until you receive a response and you'll be able to get back into your account! We know this may be somewhat inconvenient for those who have rarely used mules or take breaks but we feel this is an important step in helping keep everyone's accounts as secure as possible. We'll likely roll this update out later today or tomorrow so if you'd like to avoid having your accounts affected by this lock, be sure to log into them as soon as you can today.

13 Marketplace UpdateEdit

  • Topic Marketplace Update - Posted: edy Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:47 pm

Marketplace Update

First, let me say sorry for all the turbulence during this update's flight.

And now, on to what changed:

Selling items in the marketplace should now be faster for people who sell many items at a time.

When you list an item, a modal will show up where you can enter the item details. You will stay on the same page throughout the whole thing, even once the item is listed. Same goes for any errors that show up.

If you're selling a single item (non-quantity), it'll be removed from your inventory list upon a successful completion. If it's a quantity item, we'll update the item to show the new quantity.

We now default to the search tab. This is mainly due to a lot of people having big inventories and the page taking a long time to load.

Passwords are now being sent through SSL (you'll notice that you'll now have a lock icon/different color URL bar) when you get to the sell an item page.

If you price an item too low, or select to use 'bid', you'll have to click on a checkbox in order to be able to input your password and click the list it button. This is meant to try and prevent people from mispricing items.

As part of this update, we also changed from using Yahoo's servers for the YUI JavaScript library to hosting it ourselves. This is where most of the problems came from that affected a lot of unrelated parts of the site. The dust should have settled by now! Again, sorry for all the trouble that caused.

There have also been a couple suggestions that will get implemented in the future:

  • - Default to 14 days (since it seems that's what most people do)
  • - Provide a link to the item's listings so you can quickly/easily view how many other items are listed, etc.
  • - The ability to choose which tab loads by default in case you really, really, really hate the search tab.

Any problems, issues, suggestions, etc can be given in the feedback thread:

14 Changes to Rally/Virtual HollywoodEdit

  • Topic Changes to Rally/Virtual Hollywood - Posted: siskataya Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:35 pm

Changes to Rally/Virtual Hollywood - A Fabulous New Sponsor, Space Updates and Info!

Hey everyone!

In case you haven't already heard, we've recently made some changes to the Rally and Virtual Hollywood Flash spaces!

One of the most fabulous new features is the addition of vending machines! Courtesy of our awesome new sponsor, Pepsi, these machines not only add a wonderful realistic touch to the Flash spaces, but did you know you can earn Gaia gold for clicking on the vending machines as well? Can YOU find all the machines? You'll never know until you head into Rally and Virtual Hollywood and find out, so get going!

Anyway, please feel free to check out our Gaia Blog Post about the new Rally/Virtual Hollywood spaces and feel free to enter the awesome contest we're having to celebrate these changes - look for the contest link in the blog post!


17 BidBlast RemovedEdit

  • Topic BidBlast Removed - Posted: carbonphyber Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:08 pm

BidBlast Removed

BidBlast has been removed. If you still have BidBlast tickets, you can redeem them for gold until the end of the month (or the world... whichever comes first).

We announced this change last Friday.

Visiting the /bidblast/ page will link you to the replacement feature, Flynn's Plunder.

17 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Topic It's Ask The Admin Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:04 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Hey everyone!

It's AtA time, and as usual, we are sure a lot of you have a ton to say, so please feel free to join us here!

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Be well


18 IE6 and Daily ChanceEdit

  • Topic IE6 and Daily Chance - Posted: carbonphyber Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:03 pm

IE6 and Daily Chance

  • We're removing a bunch of code that is specific to Internet Explorer 6 and older. If you'll remember, we announced that we would discontinue IE 6 (and older) support more than a year ago. This should help speed up page loads for anyone using a newer IE browser and anyone not using IE at all.
  • BTW, I highly recommend that you run IE8 if you are using Windows XP or the newest possible version if you are running Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
  • We have since announced that IE7 is no longer supported, but we have not yet removed any IE7 compatibility.

Daily Chance

  • We found and fixed issues related to how Daily Chance picks an item from a "grab bag". The code patch today should improve the variety of possible Daily Chance items you can get.

Edit By Narumi Misuhara

  • For more details on what exactly the DC problem was, check here

18 Site IssuesEdit

  • Topic Site Issues - Posted: edy Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:58 pm

Site Issues

One of our providers was having problems, so you may have noticed that our site was looking a little more old school, and full of text, along with JavaScript not working.

They seem to have resolved their problem and the site should be back to normal again.

18 GCash purchasing appEdit

  • Topic GCash purchasing app - Posted: lanzer Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:35 pm

GCash purchasing in Android App problem fixed

There were some changes in the Google Play store that broke the GCash purchasing in the Android mobile app. For those who didn't get your GCash, please submit a ticket including your Google order number from your email receipt and we'll be able to grant you your GCash right away.

Sorry for the trouble!

19 Resort WorldEdit

  • Topic Resort World - Posted: siskataya Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:58 pm

Resort World Going Away on Friday, December 21st, 2012

Hey everyone!

We wanted to let you know about a pretty big change coming to one of our third-party games - sadly, Resort World is going away on Friday, December 21st, 2012.

To be honest, we here at Gaia HQ are rather shocked by this news (we just found out about it this morning! ) and are sure you fans of Resort World are shocked as well. We don't have a lot of info on why this is happening, but we'll let you know when/if we get updates on the matter. At any rate, we're so very sorry about the minimal notification as well as any inconvenience or frustration this situation will cause you.

Now, we know that some of you have recently spent your Gaia cash on getting Piastres (the Resort World in-game currency) and might not have been able to spend your Piastres yet. Not a problem! While we normally have 30 day refund/reimbursement policies for issues like this, since this is such short notice, we're going to have an extended reimbursement this time!

If you converted your Gaia cash to get Piastres in Resort World at any time between November 1st, 2012 and today, December 19, 2012 you can file a billing ticket through our Help Center to get your Gaia cash back. Also, it should go without saying that as of this notice, you should not continue to use your Gaia cash to get more Resort World Piastres.

Anyway, again, we're sorry about the sad news. Thank you for being so patient and understanding.

Be well


19 Forum maintenance tonightEdit

  • Topic Forum maintenance tonight - Posted: carbonphyber Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:12 pm

Forum maintenance tonight

We need to do some urgent maintenance tonight -- this should prevent outages like we had last night. We are going to temporarily make forums read-only. This means we will disable the ability to post or edit forums (forums, topics, replies, etc). We expect to start this maintenance mode tonight at 11:00pm California time (7 hours from now) and we expect to come out of maintenance mode at 1:00a California time. We will show the old "system message" while the maintenance is happening.

Guilds will remain up during tonight's maintenance, but we might need to do a maintenance mode window for guilds in the near future.

20 Manga Page MissingEdit

  • Topic Manga Page Missing - Posted: Narumi Misuhara Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:04 pm

Manga Page Missing

In the recent manga update, one of the pages was missing due to having the incorrect release date assigned to it. The page has been corrected and can be viewed here.

20 Guilds maintenance tonightEdit

  • Topic Guilds maintenance tonight - Posted: carbonphyber Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:54 pm

Guilds maintenance tonight

We will be performing Guilds maintenance tonight.

All of Guilds will be turned "read-only" at 11:00p PST (2300 hours -0800). We expect it to take about 2 hours. During this time, you will not be able to access any Guilds pages. You will see a system message under the navigation bar just before we begin and during the maintenance mode.

We are doing this to make sure that we have a stable backup of guilds and forums so they are healthy and fast into the future.

21 Caroling item grantEdit

  • Topic Caroling item grant - Posted: oxydizer Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:02 pm

Caroling item grant

The 2k12 caroling items are granting from now on, take the 2k11 items you have got as surprising gifts.

21 Apocalypsmas changesEdit

  • Topic Apocalypsmas changes - Posted: oxydizer Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:24 pm

Apocalypsmas changes

We have switched Apocalypsmas event from testing value to its real value, which increase the player energy, tree energy and the granted energy of caroling and gifting.

26 12 Days of SiskmasEdit

  • Topic 12 Days of Siskmas - Posted: siskataya Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:18 pm

Join me for my "12 Days of Siskmas" Giveaway Contest!

Happy holidays everyone!

To celebrate your awesomeness as a community, I wanted to have a holiday giveaway contest! From December 26th, 2012 (today!) until January 6th,2013 I'll be giving away one super awesome item each day to a lucky Gaian who enters the giveaway contest. And these are no ordinary items my friends - I'm giving away an Ultra Satan, Jet the Kitten Star, various CS bundles, etc. You just have to visit the giveaway contest thread, follow the rules, and maybe you could win!

The contest thread is here: 12 Days of Siskmas Contest Thread

Hope you'll stop by and join the fun, and thanks to all of you for being such a talented, witty, creative, compassionate community. Looking forward to more fun and adventures in 2013!


27 Monster GalaxyEdit

  • Topic Monster Galaxy - Posted: fraimonade Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:35 pm

Monster Galaxy : Neighbors list missing

We are aware that some users have difficulty in loading the neighbor list and we are trying to resolve this issue. We appreciate your patience and support.

Thanks Fraimonade

31 Last chance: Bid Blast ticketsEdit

  • Topic Last chance: Bid Blast tickets - Posted: carbonphyber Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:43 pm

Last chance: Bid Blast tickets

Redeem your BidBlast tickets if you haven't already. The feature is going away and you will no longer be able to redeem in the very near future.

31 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Topic It's Ask The Admin Time! - Posted: siskataya Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:41 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time! (Yes, we are having one! XD )

Hey everyone!

It's the last day of 2012 and we decided to have an AtA! I know that we said we weren't going to have one, but we changed our minds! Couldn't leave you without one final chance to ask your questions, give feedback, or just chat with us!

I am sure a lot of you have heaps to say, so please feel free to join us here! The thread will be unlocked at 5 pm PT when the AtA starts, and you can post then!

And check out our tips on how to get the most of out of ATA here.

Happy 2013 everyone - hope it's a fantastic year for you all ^^