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JanuaryEdit

01 Happy New Year Gaia!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Happy New Year Gaia! - siskataya Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:52 am

Happy New Year Gaia! - Let's celebrate with contests! ^^

Hello everyone! Hope you had a great New Year's eve full of friends and fun, and wishing you all the best in 2013! To celebrate the New Year, I'm having a "Resolve to Win" contest - post your New Year's resolutions and you could win 500,000 Gaia gold and some collectible letters for Jan 2013!

To enter the "Resolve to Win!" contest, check out the official contest thread!

Also, don't forget the "12 Days of Siskmas" contest is still going strong, and today's big prize is an Ultra Satan item. I know a lot of you want this item, but you cannot win it if you don't enter! The "12 Days of Siskmas" contest thread can be found here!

Best of luck to everyone who enters these contests, and I'm wishing you all a bright, peaceful, joyous, and inspired New Year!

- Sisky

02 Xmas Event Ending Friday!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Xmas Event Ending Friday! - Uncle Kenny Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:24 pm

Xmas Event Ending Friday!

I hope you all had a happy New Year and were able to enjoy our awesome Xmas event. If not, be sure to act soon as the event will be wrapping up at the end of the day on this Friday, the 4th. Caroling, wing stickers, and the event page will all be available through 11:59pm on Friday, but after that they'll disappear for good so make sure you've wrapped up your event festivities by then!


Holiday Bonus Items for GCash Purchases are Ending!

As we announced here, the bonus items for GCash purchases were only going to last for a limited time and that time is now coming to an end. The four bonus items will stop being granted after this Friday, the 4th at 11:59pm. If you want to grab one of these exclusive items, be sure to make your $10+ purchase before then! In case you forgot which payment type gives which item, here's a handy list for you.

  • Red Panda Scarf - $10 or more purchase using an Ultimate Game Card
  • Red Panda Slippers - $10 or more purchase using a Zeevex Card
  • Woodland Fawn Scarf - $10 or more purchase using a Gaia-branded Cash Card
  • Woodland Fawn Slippers - $10 or more purchase using PayPal

02 Site FixesEdit

Site Fixes

We just released a patch that includes the following fixes:

- Selling in the Marketplace with Opera is fixed

- Alerts (SMS) haven't been working for a while due to changes from our provider, and have been removed (Account, and PM pages).

- My Gaia notices not clearing completely has been fixed. Next and Prev buttons have also been added for your browsing convenience.

- Partner games are now gone from the Games page

03 Revolution Midnight Poll ClosingEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Revolution Midnight Poll Closing - pepper-tea Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:06 pm

Revolution Midnight Poll Closing

Last chance to vote on which charity that will be receiving the proceeds from Revolution Midnight! Be sure to make your choice in the poll because voting will be closed tomorrow, Friday 1/4.

Link:

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaia-community-discussion/revolution-midnight-proceeds-poll/t.83831601/

07 GCash Purchase SnafuEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices GCash Purchase Snafu - Uncle Kenny Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:51 pm

GCash Purchase Snafu

Over the weekend, we ran into some issues processing PayPal and Gaia-branded Cash Card payments. We believe we've resolved these issues and your cash should start showing up shortly. If you've already filed a Billing ticket about the issue and notice your cash show up now, please update your ticket so our Billing team knows that your situation has been resolved. If you happen to receive more cash than you were supposed to, PLEASE update your ticket or create one here if you don't have one waiting already. After updating or creating your ticket, leave the extra cash on your account until our Billing team can go through and remove it.

Sorry about the trouble and thanks for your cooperation!

07 End of ApocalypsmasEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices End of Apocalypsmas - Uncle Kenny Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:02 pm

End of Apocalypsmas

Despite the foreboding sense of apocalyptic doom, you all came together to keep the cheer and joy of the holidays going strong through it all! With your combined efforts, you were able to decorate the tree 88 times for an astounding total of 177,072,200 positive energy, completely overpowering the forces attempting to spread doom and gloom. Congratulations to everyone that helped spread holiday cheer in these trying times, you deserve all that you received. If, for some reason, you didn't get the event achievements that you earned, please post here so that I can take care of getting them to you.

I hope you had fun with this and were able to have a happy holiday both on and off the site!

07 Introducing Staff Notices!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Introducing Staff Notices! - Uncle Kenny Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:28 pm

Introducing Staff Notices!

If you're reading this then you've probably already noticed that Dev Notices now have a new name, Staff Notices. We came to this decision based on the fact that Developers are not the only members of staff making posts in this thread and that changes to Gaia's code are not the only messages conveyed through these notices anymore. We hope that this change helps clear up some of the confusion about what we use this thread for. Functionally, nothing has changed and the actual content won't be any different than what you've seen for months now, it'll just have a new name. So it's different but it's the same!

07 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask The Admin Time! - Zero Omega Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:11 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Calling all Gaians!

It's AtA time, please feel free to join us here!

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

09 voting systemEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices voting system - siskataya Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:18 pm

<3 this? </3 this? It might not matter! Changes coming today to the topic voting system to make it optional

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to give you a heads up on a feature I think a lot of you will really like - the ability to disable the voting feature in your thread. You know, that little <3 and </3 that some of you really love or have grown to despise? We'll be rolling out some changes to this feature today to make it optional for you whether you want to have that in your thread or not.

Check out the blog post for more details: Gaia Blog Entry about Changes to the Topic Voting System

Hope this change is helpful

Sisky

09 SDPlus Box ChangeEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices SDPlus Box Change - pepper-tea Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:23 pm

SDPlus Box Change

Hello! Just wanted to let you know, SDPlus Blind Boxes now work a little differently than they used to. When you open an SDPlus Blind Box you'll receive a package with a year on it, and that package will contain an SDPlus doll from the year listed. This affects all existing SDPlus Blind Boxes you may have in your inventory, as well as the ones you may receive in the future.

This was done due to a technical limitation of the system, but it also makes it easier to find the SDPlus dolls that you are looking for!

12 Ignore List Changes Coming Soon!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Ignore List Changes Coming Soon! - Uncle Kenny Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:32 pm

Ignore List Changes Coming Soon!

Coming soon to a Gaia near you, improved Ignore features! That's right, we're completely overhauling the old system and bringing it up to speed with where the site is today. It will actually work like we've wanted it to for a long time. We're planning to launch this early next week so keep your eyes open! For all the detailed changes and to give your feedback, check out this thread here.

14 Ignore List Changes Live!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Ignore List Changes Live! - Uncle Kenny Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:12 pm

Ignore List Changes Live!

The changes to the Ignore List mentioned here have been pushed live and should be available to all users now. As a bonus, we've also added username colors and titles back into Journals so you can tell who is staff and who isn't. If you notice any issues that are out of the ordinary with this, please let us know by creating a Bug Report thread here.

14 New BBCode TagEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New BBCode Tag - carbonphyber Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:11 pm

New BBCode Tag

  • Embed Vimeo content into Gaia forums.
  • Vimeo.com hosts user-submitted videos (like YouTube does) but has generally higher value content.

You can embed Vimeo videos using the new VIDEO BBCode tag:

  • [video]http://vimeo.com/54596361[/video]
  • [video]http://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/56467095[/video]
  • [video]http://vimeo.com/40555466[/video]


If you aren't familiar with Vimeo, I suggest you start on their "Staff Picks" channel and peruse.

You can also embed YouTube links with the same new tag.

These two types of YouTube URLs work equally well:

  • [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4geo31TheI[/video]
  • [video]http://youtu.be/K7dcSr04G8s[/video]

Note: no special options (autoplay, looping, custom player controls UI, etc.) are available. We look through the video tag for a URL we recognize, pull out the hosting website (so far only "YouTube" and "Vimeo" are supported) and get the "ID" of the video from the URL.

Currently, the new tag only works in the "new" BBCode parser (only in forums, not in PMs or Guilds). This will change in the coming days. The "YouTube" button will be replaced by a "Video" button.

If you find any issues, please reply to a similar topic or create your own in the Bug Reports forum.

14 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask The Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:07 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

-Sisky

15 Heralds of Chaos AchievementsEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Heralds of Chaos Achievements - Panagrammic Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:34 pm

Heralds of Chaos Achievements

Added four achievements for Heralds of Chaos. If you have any ideas for any others, please let us know in the main forum.

16 Take our surveyEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Take our survey - siskataya Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:52 pm

Take our survey to help us pick a name for our upcoming mobile game!

Hey Gaians!

We've been working on a fun new mobile game for all of you who like to play games on your phone! We cannot give away too many details at present (we don't want to spoil the surprise) but we think you'll really like it!

One thing we DON'T have, however, is a name! We have lots of good ideas of course, but we cannot decide which name we like best. We'd like to ask if you would take our quick survey and help us pick the name. We've included some concept art from the game in the survey, and you can use that to guide your decision, plus it'll be a clue as to what might be going on in the game!

The survey is here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HF3MJZ3

A few things to note about the survey:

  • It is being hosted on SurveyMonkey and it is legitimately from Gaia!
  • The survey will ask you to rank the names you like best (in order of like), if you play mobile games, your gender, and to list any mobile games you already like!
  • The survey will NOT ask you for your Gaia username or password!

Thanks in advance for all your help!

Sisky

17 New Community ContestEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New Community Contest - siskataya Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:29 pm

New Community Contest - Design a new header image for our Facebook page, and you could win some awesome prizes!

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that I'm having a new community contest, and this time it is to design a new header image for our Facebook page. While we love the floating castle/world image we have up, it has been there a LONG time! We feel that our Facebook page could use a fresh new picture, and we want YOU to make it! If you win, you could win an awesome prize pack consisting of: 1000 Gaia cash AND 1,000,000 Gaia gold AND have your art featured on our FB page! Woohoo!

If you are interested in joining the contest, check out the official contest thread here: Design a Header for Our Facebook Page Contest Thread! <3

Sisky

18 G-Cash purchasing on the Android appEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices G-Cash purchasing on the Android app - lanzer Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:58 pm

Purchasing on Android app is fixed (again)

Sorry a recent security addition had broken the G-Cash purchasing on the Android app. The problem had just been fixed.

For those who experienced problem in the past 2 days, please try the following:

  • - launch the android app
  • - select "Express Store"
  • - click on "Get G-Cash"
  • - select "500 Gaia Cash"
  • - wait for the Google Play screen to appear, then click cancel

The app should try to revive your last failed purchase that happened one or two days ago. If that doesn't work, please contact a Gaia admin and we'll get everything sorted out ASAP. Sorry for the trouble.

Have a great weekend!

21 Happy MLK Day!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Happy MLK Day! - siskataya Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:01 pm

Happy MLK Day! Join us for a fun community contest to celebrate Gaia's wonderful diversity!

Hey everyone! It's MLK (Martin Luther King Jr.) Day here in the US, and we are having a contest to celebrate the fabulous diversity of our community members.

We love the fact that our community is made up of people from all around the world. Our members come in all shapes, sizes, genders, races, ages, religions/belief systems, sexual orientations, and abilities. We adore the fact that you all are unique and wonderful, and help make Gaia a truly international place to be!

Check out the contest and hang-out thread here: MLK Day Celebration Contest and Chat Thread

21 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask The Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:05 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Hey everyone! Happy MLK Day - hope you are having a nice holiday if you celebrate it. If not, hope you are just having an awesome day!

It's AtA time, please feel free to join us here!

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

22 1st Annual GaiAcademy Awards ContestEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices 1st Annual GaiAcademy Awards Contest - siskataya Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:07 pm

Coming soon - the 1st Annual GaiAcademy Awards Contest!

It's that time of the year - when Hollywood has numerous parties and gives out lots of trophies for the movies, TV shows, set designs, etc. that they feel deserve public recognition for excellence!

This year on Gaia, I'm SUPER happy to announce that we'll be having our OWN awards on Gaia to recognize the best user-created content posted on Gaia in 2012. It's the 1st Annual GaiAcademy Awards Contest! Come join the fun, nominate another member's post, thread, etc. for a GaiAcademy award, and if your nominee wins, both the nominee AND yourself will win a super exclusive GaiAcademy Award prize and a huge chunk of gold.

Plus we'll be having weekly contests just for posting in the official GaiAcademy Awards thread, so come join the fun! 1st Annual GaiAcademy Awards Thread - Come join the fun!

28 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask The Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:03 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Hey everyone!

It's AtA time, and I am sure a lot of you have a bunch 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 -Sisky

28 Free Gold noticeEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Free Gold notice - DJ Helsing Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:46 pm

Free Gold from Pepsi is Going Away Soon.

Be sure to go get your Free Gold before it’s all gone.

You can click each machine in each room once per day so be sure to find all the Pepsi Machines to max out your Free Gold!

Join the Fun in Rally!

FebruaryEdit

04 Temporary broken pagesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Temporary broken pages - carbonphyber Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:41 pm

Temporary broken pages

We are upgrading our JavaScript library and ran into an unexpected error. It might break JavaScript functionality on many pages. We are fixing it now. Sorry for the interruption.

04 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask The Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:01 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Hey everyone!

It's AtA time, and I Hope you had a great weekend! It's Monday, so that means it is Ask The Admin time - wheee! Come join us: here!

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

Be well

-Sisky

05 Earn Free G CashEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Earn Free G Cash - DJ Helsing Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:28 pm

Earn Free G Cash With Even More Videos

Hey Gaian’s great news!

Gaia’s video offer providers are now giving you even more videos that you can watch to earn Free Gaia Cash.

These videos are changing every day so be sure to check back daily to see what new videos are available.

Earn Free Gaia Cash Now!

05 Boku Payment UpdateEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Boku Payment Update - siskataya Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:56 pm

Boku Payment Update for Swedish Gaians

Hejsan! Just wanted to let all our fabulous Swedish Gaians know of a recent change to the way your purchases through the Boku mobile purchase option will need to be done!

As of February 1st, Swedish Gaians who wish to purchase Gaia cash via the Boku mobile payment method will require a WyWallet account in order for their payments to be processed. This is due to a new joint partnership between Sweden's four largest telephone/mobile service providers. We just found out about this, and wanted to make sure you had the info!

For more information on how these changes may affect your ability to buy Gaia cash, and for details on how to create a WyWallet account, via mobile payments, please check out the Gaia Blog Mini-FAQ on this topic!

Ha en bra dag!

09 For the Love of Gaia Has Begun!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices For the Love of Gaia Has Begun! - Uncle Kenny Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:38 am

For the Love of Gaia Has Begun!

As you may have noticed, our extra special, super amazing Valentine's Day/10th Anniversary event is underway! It was a bit of a rocky start though as one of our servers responsible for notifications decided it was time for a nap about 20 minutes before the event was set to go live. We got that fixed and I've just finished smashing some pesky bugs with the event itself so things should start going more smoothly now (sorry, the Angelic Halo really was a lie ). If you run into any other problems with the event, please post them in the thread I made here.

Have fun and Happy Anniversary/Valentine's Event!

11 New items added to the Unisexed Item list!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New items added to the Unisexed Item list! - siskataya Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:15 pm

New items added to the Unisexed Item list!

Hey everyone! One of our ongoing projects is the Unisexing Project - basically making older avatar items able to be equipped by both male and female avatars. Today a bunch of items were added to the list and within a couple of hours, should be able to be equipped by both female and male avatars!

Check out the blog post for more details and a list of the recently unisexed items!: Update on Unisexed Items!

11 PM "Delete All"Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices PM "Delete All" - Narumi Misuhara Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:17 pm

PM "Delete All"

Last week we released an update to PMs that allows you to delete all your messages in your inbox at once. Please take care when using this option, this option will delete all of your PMs for that box, not just the ones selected and not just the ones on that page.

If you wish to hold on to important PMs please select the "Save" option from the top of the PM when viewing it. That will move it out of your inbox and into your save box.

It seems a few people have accidentally used Delete All thinking it would only delete what is on the page or what you have selected. Over the next week we will alter the confirmation page to be more descriptive on what will be deleted when you select the Delete All option, in the meantime however please be mindful of which delete option you are using.

11 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask The Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:24 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Hey everyone!

Sorry this is a bit late today! Anyway, it's AtA time, so please come join us! The AtA Thread!

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

Be well

-Sisky

12 Earn Free G CashEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Earn Free G Cash - DJ Helsing Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:50 pm

Earn Free G Cash With Even More Videos

Hey Gaian’s great news!

Gaia’s video offer providers just informed me of a big increase in videos that you can watch to earn Free Gaia Cash.

These videos are changing every day so be sure to check back daily to see what new videos are available.

Earn Free Gaia Cash Now!

13 Servers overheatingEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Servers overheating - carbonphyber Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:39 pm

Servers overheating

  • (not really). The hamsters are getting a work out because of some bad code. We're pushing a fix now and hopefully this will calm down in a few minutes.
  • The site might be slow and you should be able to successfully save your avatar again soon.

13 Annnd we're backEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Annnd we're back - Uncle Kenny Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:59 pm

Annnd we're back

We've given the hamsters some more water and things appear to be running smoothly again. You may have noticed issues with saving your avatar or sending Valentines in our event while it was happening, but both of these issues should now be resolved. Enjoy!

13 Green Goo Gone!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Green Goo Gone! - lanzer Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:53 pm

Green Goo Gone!

It took 10 years but we've finally done it! The green goo glitch had been fixed! Thanks to the recent discovery of invisible paint we're finally able to paint avatar items with the color of nothing. And as we all know, green is not within the spectrum of nothing, so problem solved!

The green goo had also caused many "I AM" poses to glitch out in Towns, and this problem had also been fixed today! Green Goo, you shall be remembered.

Please re-save your avatar for the green glitch removal to take effect. Be free of green goo now!

14 For the Love of GaiaEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices For the Love of Gaia - Uncle Kenny Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:42 pm

For the Love of Gaia's 2007 Item Inspiration

I've seen quite a few people not know what today's For the Love of Gaia item grant is supposed to commemorate. To all of you, I say congratulations and I'm sorry for what you're about to see. So without further delay, the very special occasion that today's item commemorates can be seen here. Don't say I didn't warn you...

If you haven't grabbed today's special item, be sure to stop by here and click the glowing 2007 image to pick it up.

14 animated items - fixedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices animated items - fixed - lanzer Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:40 pm

Black background on animated items - fixed

The green goo made one last attempt in spoiling the party by being black. For those who are getting black avatar backgrounds when equipping animated items, the bug is now fixed. Please re-save your avatar and see daylight again!

18 Happy 10th Anniversary Gaia!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Happy 10th Anniversary Gaia! - Uncle Kenny Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:55 am

Happy 10th Anniversary Gaia!

After much anticipation, the long awaited day has finally arrived. Gaia has turned 10! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're giving out an amazing item for the last day of item grants in our For the Love of Gaia event, your choice of either a Mini Angelic Halo and Winglets OR a Mini Nitemare Halo and Winglets. To claim your prize, just head on over to the event page, click the glowing 2003 candy wrapper, head to the "Special" tab of your inventory, find the Mini Halo and Winglets item, then click it and select either Angelic or Nitemare, it's that easy!

For logging in today, you'll also receive the exclusive Partygoer achievement! All you need to do is log in (or log out then back in) and the achievement should grant itself to you. There may be some delay due to the number of users earning it, but you should get it after a few tries at most. If it just refuses to show up though, be sure to post in my Bugs thread so that I know to manually give it to you after the day's up.

I hope you all enjoy the prizes and will join us later today from 3pm to 5pm PST in Towns/other Flash spaces and the event forum to hang out, celebrate Gaia's amazing milestone, and maybe even win some more amazing prizes. We'll also hold our regular Ask the Admin in the Gaia Community Discussion forum immediately afterwards from 5pm to 6pm PST so if you have any burning questions you can't wait to ask us, be sure to attend that!

Happy Anniversary!

18 It's Ask the Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask the Admin Time! - Uncle Kenny Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:09 pm

It's Ask the Admin Time!

Our special 10th anniversary Ask the Admin session is now underway. Stop on by to ask any of the burning questions you've been holding on to for the past week here.

For tips on how to get the most out of AtA, read this

Enjoy and Happy Anniversary!

Kenny

19 Love of Gaia Ends Tomorrow!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Love of Gaia Ends Tomorrow! - Uncle Kenny Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:13 am

For the Love of Gaia Ends Tomorrow!

Just wanted to give you all a heads up that our special Valentines/10th Anniversary event will be ending at the end of the day tomorrow so be sure to send out any other Valentines you still want to give out! I've also just pushed a fix for some item grant validation issues that started popping up, these should all be resolved now so you should be able to click the links again to get your items. As for the links going around giving out the special "10th Anniversary Deluxe Box of Chocolates", that item was supposed to only be given to those who collected all 10 days of items. To that end, I fixed the bug that was allowing the grant link to work for anyone who clicked it so no one else should be able to use these links to get the chocolate box. If you already grabbed it then I'm not going to remove it from you but just know that you won't be able to spread it to your friends anymore, sorry. If you have collected all 10 days worth of items then you only need to go to the event page and click your shining box of chocolates to claim the prize.

19 Potion PreviewEdit

Potion Preview

The avatar gods have given us more blessings now that we're 10 years old. They have granted us the ability to preview potions in Skin Tyte.

Feel free to show them your appreciation by trying on new skins!

Edit: And The Treehouse too!

20 Item Bug Alert!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Item Bug Alert! - pepper-tea Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:03 pm

Item Bug Alert!

Certain items are not working correctly at the moment. You may experience strange blobs of color, non-appearing items, and disappearing body parts. We are looking into it, and will get back to you when it is solved.

The squeamish may want to hold off saving their avatars until then!

20 Avatar glitches now fixedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Avatar glitches now fixed - lanzer Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:36 pm

Avatar glitches now fixed

A swarm of avatar bugs attacked our servers this morning causing all sorts of strange problems with specific avatar items that contain masking capabilities. Sometimes shoes would disappear, other times a whole arm would go away!

The bugs had been squashed and avatars should work fine now. Please re-save your avatar for the change to take effect.

On other good news, the problem with IAM poses crashing under Towns 1 had also been fixed. You can roam free as your favorite animal or monster in Towns 1 once again, plus, no more weird random pixels floating around. Yay!

For those who noticed that some colors aren't as vibrant as they used to be, there will be another upgrade tomorrow to address that issue.

Thanks for your patience!

21 Hey Gaians! Happy 2/21/13!!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Hey Gaians! Happy 2/21/13!! - reapersun Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:59 am

Hey Gaians! Happy 2/21/13!!

If you're thinking, "What the heck? Why are you wishing me a happy random Thursday?" you'd be right to be confused!! We're just celebrating because today's date looks like 221B, the flat number of the famous fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes! If you know me, you'll know I'm a somewhat casual fan

Brits already celebrated this day in January (22/1/13), but because Gaia's located in the US and Americans just have to be special, our date format is different from the entire rest of the world. SO WE'RE DOING IT TODAY I GUESS. We added some new deducin' hats to H.R. Wesley to celebrate. Pop one on and you might notice something...

21 HINTS FOR 221BEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices HINTS FOR 221B - reapersun Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:28 pm

HINTS FOR 221B


EDIT

22 Gaia cash noticeEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Gaia cash notice - siskataya Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:04 pm

No longer able to purchase Gaia cash using a home phone

Hey everyone!

We just wanted to let you know that as of today, the home phone payment option is no longer available for purchasing your Gaia cash. Most of you who purchase Gaia cash by phone prefer to use your mobile phone these days, and there were other issues with this payment method that just didn't make for a happy user experience.

For those of you who might be affected by this change, we do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. You can check out our other payment methods which are located here, on our payments page!

Thanks for reading everyone! Just wanted to make sure you were all aware of this change.

Have an amazing weekend!

Sisky

22 Payment IssuesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Payment Issues - Uncle Kenny Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:50 pm

Payment Issues

Just an FYI, there seems to be some issues with the Payments page currently. We're working on a fix for it now and it should be out shortly. Sit tight and it'll be fixed soon!

23 Workaround for Payment IssueEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Workaround for Payment Issue - siskataya Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:32 pm

Workaround for Paypal/Credit Card Payment Issue

Hey everyone!

Thanks for being so patient while we work to fix the recent issue with purchasing Gaia cash with your PayPal or credit card when trying to make your payment from the new payment page. In the meantime, there is a workaround that you can use that should allow you to continue to get your cash by PayPal or credit card. You can go through Gaia's old payment page to get your Gaia cash!


Here's how you can continue to make your Gaia cash purchases with PayPal or Credit Card:

Quote:

1) Go to: http://www.gaiaonline.com/collectibles

2) Click on the "Get One" button to access the purchasing page.

3) Click on the "Gaia Cash" tab to buy Gaia Cash instead of a collectible letter.

4) Select the amount of cash you wish to purchase from the drop down menu then click the "Add User" button. Click "Continue to Checkout" button.

5) Choose the method you want to use - Credit Card or PayPal and hit the "Submit" button.

6) Fill out your purchase information fields in the payment panel and click the "Review and Continue" button to access the Information Review page. If your information is correct, click the "Continue" button to access the payment confirmation page.

7) To make the payment, just click the "Confirm and Order" button on the confirmation page, and your payment should be processed!

Again, we're sorry about this issue, and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible. If you have any other issues with this process, please fill out a Billing Ticket in our Help Center.

We hope this information helps!

25 PayPal working againEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices PayPal working again - carbonphyber Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:42 pm

PayPal working again

I fixed the issue with PayPal on the http://www.gaiaonline.com/payments/ on Friday but apparently users didn't see the fix. I just fixed it again and it appears that it is fixed.

25 Site IssuesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Site Issues - Uncle Kenny Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:09 pm

Site Issues

We're currently experiencing various issues resulting from one of our servers deciding to take a nap instead of continuing to work and do what it's supposed to. We're in the process of bringing it back up so things should iron themselves out shortly. Thanks for your patience!

25 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask The Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:07 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Hey everyone!

Happy Monday everyone - hope you had a great weekend! It is now Ask The Admin time - wheee! Come join us: here!

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

Have a fantastic week!

-Sisky

26 Monster Galaxy DownEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Monster Galaxy Down - Narumi Misuhara Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:43 pm

Monster Galaxy Down

Monster Galaxy is currently down. We're looking into the issue and will post further updates as we have them.

26 Inactive Account ChangesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Inactive Account Changes - Zero Omega Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:29 pm

Inactive Account Changes

We've made a change to the way inactive accounts are handled. For more information, please read here.

27 Monster Galaxy is Back!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Monster Galaxy is Back! - Narumi Misuhara Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:55 pm

Monster Galaxy is Back!

After getting in contact with Viximo (the company hosting the game for us) the problem was tracked to server changes on their end. The server issues have been resolved and the game is working again!

Thank you for being patient while we got things sorted.

27 We're hiring!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices We're hiring! - siskataya Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:09 pm

We're hiring!: Job opening for CCS Admin Position

Hey Gaians!

Ever wondered what it would be like to be an Admin for Gaia? Think you have what it takes to handle the position? If so, we'd like to let you know about a recent job opening on the CCS (Community and Customer Service) Admin team!

We're looking for one awesome individual to join the in-office Gaia Admin team on a full-time basis. You can find more details about the position and job requirements on our corporate site here: http://gaiainteractive.com/jobs/community-and-customer-service-representative

One note upfront: This position requires you be at least 18 years of age, and to be able to work in the office - this is not a remote position. Just letting you know before you get all excited, head to the corporate page to check out the job description, then read the job requirements and go "OH F!*#!#$!!" and get rage-filled!

Anyway, just thought you all would want to know about this opportunity!

Sisky

28 Black HolesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Black Holes - Narumi Misuhara Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:03 am

Black Holes

...And you thought space was the only place to see them... or not see them... as the case may be...

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are aware of the issues with the black items glitches. We are still working on upgrades to the avatar image building system and our most recent changes, well, left holes.

Sorry for the inconvenience. We'll provide more updates as we have them.

28 Item SearchEdit

Item Search

Good news for those of you with HUGE inventories. You can finally use inventory search on the avatar, inventory, marketplace, and trade pages.

The code behind the search results is now the same as that of the marketplace listing search.

Search tips:

  • MCs can be found with: premiummc
  • EIs can be found with: premiumei
  • CIs can be found with: premiumci

28 Community Pages - Project FeedbackEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Community Pages - Project Feedback - Narumi Misuhara Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:14 pm

Community Pages - Project Feedback

Hey guys, we're looking into a project that we could use your feedback on. If you're interested in having a voice in how a possible future feature will roll out, please visit this thread and provide your feedback!

MarchEdit

01 Item Search updateEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Item Search update - edy Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:19 pm

Item Search update

I just made a small change to the item search code, and you can now make partial item name searches in the marketplace, avatar, inventory, and trade pages.

You have to use * to tell the search you want a partial match.

Example:

  • pico* will return Picolitrosso's Urn
  • luc* will return The 4th Amigo Lucki Pants, Lucky Star, and anything else that begins with 'luc'.

01 Missing black pixels fixedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Missing black pixels fixed - lanzer Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:34 pm

Missing black pixels fixed

We squashed the black pixel bug for good this time. Please save your avatar to fix any issues with missing pixels. Thank you for your patience!

Please re-save your avatar to fix the blank pixels.

PS - There will be some small cosmetic changes next week that should make transparent items look nicer.

04 Earn Free G CashEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Earn Free G Cash - DJ Helsing Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:05 pm

Earn Free G Cash With Even More Videos

Hey Gaian’s great news!

A few of Gaia’s video offer providers just informed me that they are adding even more videos for you to watch that reward Free Gaia Cash.

These videos are changing every day so be sure to check back daily to see what new videos are available.

Earn Free Gaia Cash Now!

04 It's Ask the Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask the Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:03 pm

It's Ask the Admin Time!

Happy Monday everyone - hope your week is starting off right! Please feel free to join us for tonight's Ask The Admin. While we might not get to all your questions, we'll try our best to answer as many as we can! Stop on by to ask any of the burning questions you've been holding on to for the past week here.

For tips on how to get the most out of AtA, read this

Enjoy!

Sisky

05 DC Featured Avatars updatedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices DC Featured Avatars updated - carbonphyber Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:41 pm

DC Featured Avatars updated

  • The featured avatars on DailyChance have just been updated. If you want to be featured, we have a Sticky in Gaia Community Discussion for those Interested in being Featured Avatars


You might also be interested in my topic in SF:

  • BBCode parser rewrite -- suggestions requested

05 Avatar glitches fixedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Avatar glitches fixed - lanzer Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:16 pm

Avatar glitches fixed - no more missing items

In the latest battle between developers and the army of green goo bugs, many Gaians found themselves with missing items, limbs, or even their faces. I believe that the bugs had sneaked into the system and removed some of the fixes that was made last week...

After some digging we believe that the last of the bugs were squashed. Gaians now have their limbs back and even the issue with black avatars in Towns 2 have been fixed.

Please re-save your avatar for the changes to take effect

If you find any problems with your avi, please leave us a note and we'll be right on it!

07 bold and italic styles fixedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices bold and italic styles fixed - carbonphyber Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:36 pm

bold and italic styles fixed

  • only bold
  • bold and italic
  • only italic
  • italic and bold

08 Countdown to Easter!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Countdown to Easter! - Uncle Kenny Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:13 pm

Countdown to Easter!

Our annual Easter event is right around the corner and will be here before you know it. To help keep you entertained until it goes live though, we've set up a special "Easter egg" hunt for you. Every day, until the start of the event, we'll be hiding a new puzzle piece in one of the areas related to Gaia Online. Your goal is to find all the pieces of the puzzle and arrange them to form the special event illustration we made for you. Once you do, you'll be able to see a visual representation of our Easter event theme this year and make a mental choice of what you side with. Sorry, there's no item grant for solving this, just the satisfaction of early knowledge and a pretty picture.

Are you up for the challenge? If so, you'll need your empty puzzle board. Fill it with the pieces you find to create the full illustration.

Hints:

  • http://www.gaiaonline.com is not the only place related to Gaia Online
  • Today's piece has already been hidden and a hint for it can be found in what I've already told you above


You have 12 days. Good luck.

11 It's Ask The Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask The Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:04 pm

It's Ask The Admin Time!

Hey everyone!

Happy Monday! It's Ask The Admin time - yay! Please come join us here!

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

Be well

-Sisky

15 Unisexed Item UpdateEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Unisexed Item Update - siskataya Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:23 pm

More new items added to the Unisexed Item list!

Happy Friday everyone - hope you all have some fun weekend plans!

Just wanted to give you an update on the Unisexing Project - for those that don't remember what this is about, we're basically making older avatar items able to be equipped by both male and female avatars.

Anyway, we've added more items to the completed list! Below is a list of the most recent items that have been Unisexed, and which should now be equippable by both male and female avatar bases:

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  • Racer Pants
  • Racer Shirts
  • Racer Sneakers
  • Suede Jackets
  • Collar Shirts
  • Castaway Shirts (male and female)
  • Maroone & Mustard Slacks
  • Women's Nurse Shirts
  • Brown Hush Kittys
  • Leather, Oxblood and Silver Boots
  • Ribbon Skirts
  • Baggy Jeans
  • Baggy Shirts
  • Morgana's Dress


Enjoy!

Sisky

18 Time for Ask the Admin!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Time for Ask the Admin! - Zero Omega Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:09 pm

Time for Ask the Admin!

Hey all,

It's Ask The Admin time! Please come join us here!

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

21 Easter Event UpdatesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Easter Event Updates - Uncle Kenny Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:03 pm

Easter Event Updates

Our annual Easter event is in full swing. If you haven't checked it out already, head on over here and start collecting eggs! There have been a couple gameplay changes since the event launched and one main issue with users being unable to play so instead of continuing to just post in threads, I figured this notice would be more effective.

  • If you are having issues with seeing the eggs in the forums (for example: you only see "[eggimg],cute,1" instead of an image) then it's likely because you're using Forums Lite. The eggs will ONLY appear in the regular forum structure so you'll need to disable Forums Lite in your Gaia Lab settings in order to start collecting them.
  • Eggs now have a lifespan so they are only available for a finite time after they're posted. The lifespan is currently set to an hour and so far that seems to be working well but I'll continue watching and adjust the time if needed.
  • Thread conversions now have a cool down effect in place. If an NPC fails to convert a thread, the chance of a conversion post happening again is cut in half for the next hour. If the thread has bad luck and continues to be threatened with conversion and continues to beat it within that hour, the chance is halved again each time. This should hopefully prevent cases where a thread was attacked again and again only seconds/minutes after successfully fighting off a previous attack.

21 Patch issuesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Patch issues - carbonphyber Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:47 pm

Patch issues

Sorry if you're having trouble with the site in the last few minutes. We're ironing out 3 issues right now. They should be fixed soon.

25 Time for Ask the Admin!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Time for Ask the Admin! - siskataya Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:10 pm

Time for Ask the Admin!

Happy Monday!

Can you believe it is almost the end of March already? Time sure flies! And speaking of time flying, it's Waffles' 2nd birthday already. Happy Birthday Waffles! <3

Also, it's Ask The Admin time! Please come join us here!

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

28 HoC Key Recovery!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices HoC Key Recovery! - ania1899 Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:25 pm

HoC Key Recovery!

Some of you reported that your Chaos Keys disappeared couple of days ago - our attempt on cleaning up used keys caused some of the good keys to be removed. We have successfully recovered most of the keys, however if you still do not see a number that looks right to you, please send me a pm, and I will re-run the recovery script.

~Thanks

29 Gaia Panel at Sakura Con Canceled!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Gaia Panel at Sakura Con Canceled! - DJ Helsing Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:55 am

Gaia Panel at Sakura Con Canceled!

Hey everyone hope this message finds you all in good health.

Unfortunately for the first time in over 6 years of hosting convention events for Gaia we are formally CANCELING the Gaia Panel at Sakura Con tomorrow due the birth of my first born baby show below.

With that being said the Panel at Wonder Con on Sunday WILL take place as I will be able to make it in time for that event.

For all of you who were attending Sakura Con I am sorry for any disappointment this may cause and I hope you understand.

http://w.cdn.gaiaonline.com/mfs/index/adminupload/9f33e21fd98a.jpg

29 Final Weekend for Easter Event!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Final Weekend for Easter Event! - Uncle Kenny Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:50 pm

Final Weekend for Easter Event!

That's right, we're coming up on the last weekend for our Easter Event so if you haven't grabbed your items and achievements yet, you better start now! I've increased the chances for both having your thread flipped and having an egg appear so there should be more than enough opportunities for you to finish things off. The event's last day will be Monday, April 1st so make sure you finish everything before then!

Start playing now!

29 New process for reporting inappropriate ads on Gaia!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New process for reporting inappropriate ads on Gaia! - siskataya Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:18 pm

New process for reporting inappropriate ads on Gaia!

Just wanted to let you know that we have simplified the process for reporting inappropriate ads you find on Gaia. We've heard from many of you that you want an easier way to report inappropriate ads and that you don't like posting some of the ad images you find in a forum thread.

To solve these issues, we now encourage everyone to simply email us at reportads@gaiaonline.com and let us know about the bad ad! Please make sure to include the following in your email:

  • Date and time ad was seen
  • Reason it is inappropriate for Gaia
  • Screenshot of the offending ad

Since we will no longer need the old "Report Inappropriate Ads on Gaia" thread, this thread will be closing on Monday. Not to worry, we'll be adding a sticky thread in Bug Reports & Technical Support reminding people of the new reporting procedures.

Just giving you all a heads-up on these changes! We hope it makes reporting inappropriate ads easier for everyone!

-Sisky

AprilEdit

01 Time for Ask the Admin!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Time for Ask the Admin! - siskataya Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:04 pm

Time for Ask the Admin!

Hey all,

Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Now it's Ask The Admin time! Please come join us here!

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

02 Easter Event Wrap-UpEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Easter Event Wrap-Up - Uncle Kenny Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:09 pm

Easter Event Wrap-Up

The eggs have finally all gone bad and players for both sides can now enjoy the fruits of their labor. While it was a hard fought battle, one side did push harder than the other and managed to pull off a come from behind win. So without further delay, the winner of our 2013 Easter event was ... the Anti-Cute team, led by the maniacal Easter Bunny and his army of mechanical rabbots!

It seems though that this victory did not satisfy Easter Bunny's quest to destroy all that is cute in Gaia. After numerous sightings of the rare and elusive Pegacorn Fluff, Easter Bunny carried out a brutal attack against all that were found, leaving its new owners disturbed and saddened with only its soul still left as a memory of what was. All hope is not lost though. A new plan is already in the works to make those souls worth something again. Hang onto them and keep them close, Summer is right around the corner.

If you missed your chance to grab your own Pegacorn Fluff yesterday, you can still pick one up in the Marketplace (search for Mystery Friend) from those who have carelessly thrown them aside. Stocking up won't make a difference though, one soul is all you need. And in case you missed it, you can check out exclusive coverage of Easter Bunny's rampage right here. If you're the type that likes cold, calculating numbers, continue reading to see the final event breakdown for the two sides. If not, then just remember that things aren't over just yet, you'll want to stick around for what we have planned and by the time you've experienced it all, all you'll be able to say is "What. The. Fluff?!"

Event Breakdown

  • Percentage of players who favored Cute: 46%
  • Percentage of players who favored Anti-Cute: 42%
  • Percentage of players who favored Indecisiveness: 12%
  • Percentage of threads that favored Cute: 52%
  • Percentage of threads that favored Anti-Cute: 48%
  • Percentage of turned threads (Cute -> Anti-Cute): 56%
  • Percentage of turned threads (Anti-Cute -> Cute): 44%
  • Total Eggs Collected: 3,076,701
  • Cute Eggs Collected: 1,527,193 (49.64%)
  • Anti-Cute Eggs Collected: 1,549,508 (50.36%)

Top 10 Cute Egg Collectors

  • 1 ) idleRAT - 5,228
  • 2 ) fallen - - BEELZEBUB - 2,497
  • 3 ) onnawufei - 2,110
  • 4 ) Ducks 01 - 2,071
  • 5 ) Mitsuri - 1,500
  • 6 ) lilloulou - 1,311
  • 7 ) Noroia - 1,125
  • 8 ) HououMinamino - 1,068
  • 9 ) shadowviper0 - 969
  • 10 ) Francesca Vallieres - 960

Top 10 Anti-Cute Egg Collectors

  • 1 ) Klatt - 4,242
  • 2 ) RogueMudblood - 3,655
  • 3 ) E-Corp Saboteur - 3,506
  • 4 ) Therapii - 3,505
  • 5 ) MingSao - 3,300
  • 6 ) Kirana Azadju - 3,062
  • 7 ) EviCa - 3,029
  • 8 ) TsukiShotatsu - 2,888
  • 9 ) Master Kenshin Ryuu - 2,804
  • 10 ) Pirate Captain Sushi - 2,786

02 Forum MaintenanceEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Forum Maintenance - Uncle Kenny Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:07 pm

Forum Maintenance

Hey all, just wanted to let you know that we're doing a bit of maintenance on our Forum backend so you may run into threads that cannot be posted in while we go through them. This should only last 10-20 minutes for affected threads so just wait patiently until it's finished and you should be able to post again when it's done.

03 Avatar ProblemsEdit

Avatar Problems

One of our avatar servers had a problem earlier today, so we switched over to another. But it seems there are still some problems with avatars on some pages, or when trying to save an avatar.

We're looking into it and should have it fixed shortly.

Edit: Everything should be working correctly now!

03 Inventory Arranger - FeedbackEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Inventory Arranger - Feedback - Narumi Misuhara Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:56 pm

Inventory Arranger - Feedback

Alright, the time has come! If you want to see the plans for the new inventory arranger and voice your feedback, please go here!

04 Items stuck in HouseEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Items stuck in House - edy Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:17 pm

Items stuck in House

If you have items stuck in your housing suitcase, then please post in this thread:

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/bug-report-technical-support/items-stuck-in-housing-location/t.85419417/

We'll get 'em out, and return them to your main inventory.

08 It's Ask the Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask the Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:08 pm

It's Ask the Admin Time!

As usual, Mondays from roughly 5pm PT until 6pm PT, it is Ask the Admin! Feel free to join us for chat, discussion, and bring your questions! We'll try to answer as many as we can!

To join us this week, please go here! ^^

See you there!

Sisky

09 Clarifying login achievementsEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Clarifying login achievements - carbonphyber Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:20 pm

Clarifying login achievements

Regarding the birthday achievement and the loiterer-style achievements (i.e. login 30 days in a row). This was brought up in the ATA yesterday and I've had a few follow-up questions. I hope this post clarifies the issue.

The Birthday achievement requires that you log into Gaia on the day of your birthday, but is extremely flexible -- you can miss by several hours and it will grant the achievement.

Regarding the Loiterer and similar achievements, (@see http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaia-news-updates/site-changes/t.63632027_717/#717). Since that Staff Notice, we calculate logins based on your local timezone. This is different from other features (such as Daily Chance, which exclusively uses the server timezone).

I just wanted to clarify this after some questions in the ATA yesterday.

15 It's Ask the Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask the Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:08 pm

It's Ask the Admin Time!

It is Ask the Admin! Feel free to join us for chat, discussion, and bring your questions! We'll try to answer as many as we can!

To join us this week, please go here!

See you there!

Sisky

P.S. - It is also Lanzer's birthday today, so make sure to wish him a happy birthday!

16 Help Wanted - First Community Page!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Help Wanted - First Community Page! - Narumi Misuhara Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:56 pm

Help Wanted - First Community Page!

We could use some help on our first community page. Have an idea? Please post about it here!

17 Unisexed Items Update!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Unisexed Items Update! - siskataya Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:55 pm

Unisexed Items Update!

Happy Wednesday Gaians! Just letting you know that the Unisexed Items List has been updated. The following items are now able to be equipped by both male and female avatars. We've also included the names of the stores in which the items can be found to make locating them easier for you. Enjoy!

Jock Strap

  • One-Piece Swimsuits
  • Sport T-shirts
  • Sport Swimtrunks

Gambino Outfitters

  • Beach Sandals
  • Hot Tops
  • Street Pants
  • Swimtrunks
  • Flared Jeans

H.R. Wesley

  • Stretch Pants
  • Fancy Slippers
  • Fancy Virgin Dress
  • Retro Scholar Socks

Durem Depot

  • Skull Biker Boots

Ruby's Rack

  • Cargo Shorts
  • Radicool Tops

22 It's Ask the Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask the Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:07 pm

It's Ask the Admin Time!

As usual, Mondays from roughly 5pm PT until 6pm PT, it is Ask the Admin! Feel free to join us for chat, discussion, and bring your questions! We'll try to answer as many as we can!

To join us this week, please go here! ^^

See you there!

Sisky

25 Manga feature updateEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Manga feature update - carbonphyber Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:26 pm

Manga feature update

The manga/newsroom UI is updated. Use your arrow keys to read the next/prev page.

29 Google retiring the Meebo BarEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Google retiring the Meebo Bar - siskataya Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:55 pm

Google retiring the Meebo Bar

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that Google is going to be retiring the Meebo Bar on June 6th, 2013. Although this was a business decision made by Google, we understand that this will affect your ability to use the Meebo chat functionality on Gaia, and know that has to be frustrating for you. Sorry about this - some things we just have no control over!

At this point, we'll be looking for possible replacements for the Meebo Bar, but in the meantime, you can always pm each other, go to Towns 2 or zOMG! and chat, or post in forums or guild threads, etc.

Just keeping you in the loop!

Sisky

29 It's Ask the Admin Time!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's Ask the Admin Time! - siskataya Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:00 pm

It's Ask the Admin Time!

Hey everyone - we know it's been a bit of a tough few days around Gaia, but we wanted to remind you that today is Ask the Admin day. Please feel free to stop by the thread and ask questions, hang out, or share how you are feeling about things. We'd love to have you there.

To join us this week, please go here!

Hope we see you there! ^^

Sisky

30 CashTree temporarily disabledEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices CashTree temporarily disabled - carbonphyber Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:48 pm

CashTree temporarily disabled

One of our partner providers for CashTree (SocialVibe) needs some maintenance. We will try and make changes quickly and get it back up and running ASAP.

MayEdit

01 Item changes breakingEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Item changes breaking - carbonphyber Wed May 01, 2013 3:13 pm

Item changes breaking

  • We made some low-level changes to the item system and apparently we overlooked one thing. Many item-related features might be broken for the next few minutes.
  • We're sorry for the inconvenience and we'll get it fixed ASAP.

01 Help ArticlesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Help Articles - siskataya Wed May 01, 2013 5:37 pm

Help Articles for Towns 2 in the Help Center!

Hey everyone!

Just a heads up that I made a few articles about Towns 2 and these are live in the Help Center! These articles will explain how to get around Towns 2, walk faster in Towns 2, buy a house, etc. The articles are also super easy to find - no worries, you don't have to plow through the whole Help Center. Just go to: https://www.gaiaonlinehelp.com and look on the main page under the "Most Recent Topics" section. That's where you'll find them!

Also, if you have any suggestions for Towns 2 Help Articles you'd like to see but which we don't currently have, please feel free to pm me and let me know.

Hope this helps

Sisky

01 Two small fixes...Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Two small fixes... - carbonphyber Wed May 01, 2013 6:53 pm

Two small fixes...

  • but I'm sure these two will make some users very happy.
  • (#1) I found a subtle little bug which prevents some users from being able to select multiple friend requests and decline them. Apparently we didn't expect users to decline new friends when we originally released the friendslist feature 0.0
  • (#2) Comments pagination in Journals were broken because they weren't passing along the journal-owner's user ID in the URL.

These two are now fixed!

02 heuehueueueheEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices heuehueueuehe - [NPC] Ethelos Thu May 02, 2013 8:32 pm

heuehueueuehe

'*A little annoying dragon appears! If you interpreted his weird wiggle dance correctly, he's telling you to come over to the Dragons Be Here forum to get beaten up by some of his big brothers and sisters. If that doesn't appeal to you, you could probably try slaying them.

This event will run tomorrow as well, so keep your eyes peeled for lots of chances to fight!*

03 huheuehuehehuehueheueheh!!!!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices huheuehuehehuehueheueheh!!!! - [NPC] Ethelos Fri May 03, 2013 5:54 pm

huheuehuehehuehueheueheh!!!!

'*The dragons in the Dragons Be Here forum appear to be conspiring for a final showdown at 4pm PST! If you all work together to roll all the damage you can, they won't last an hour!

If Ebonscald is not defeated by 4pm, he will go into rage mode! Do all the damage you can in the last hour to finish him!

Good work, hunters! These lousy dragons will definitely be gone by 5pm PST!*

03 Shrinking HousesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Shrinking Houses - codemonkey37179 Fri May 03, 2013 8:00 pm

Shrinking Houses

A number of Gaians have reported their houses have shrunk after trying to upgrade to the largest size. We are working on a fix for this. In the meantime, please wait before changing your house size.

03 Dragon Items IssueEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Dragon Items Issue - Zero Omega Fri May 03, 2013 8:52 pm

Dragon Items Issue

Hey everyone,

We're aware of the issues regarding some of the dragon items not being granted to users. We're still investigating this issue and will be updating you when we have some more information. We apologize for the inconvenience, in the meantime we are currently granting the final event items. You can check the status of those grants here:

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/dragons-be-here/items-from-final-battles-may-not-have-granted-yet/t.85799689/


Thanks for your patience everyone! We hope you enjoyed the event!

06 Dragon Item ResolutionEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Dragon Item Resolution - Uncle Kenny Mon May 06, 2013 2:54 pm

Dragon Item Resolution

I've just finished running a script to go back through each of the event threads and grant the correct items to those who were missed the first time around. You may have received duplicate grants for some but just like the duplicates from Friday, they're yours to keep and do with however you please. Perhaps you could find a charity or donate them to someone who wasn't able to participate? If you still did not receive a grant for your posts (please check your inventory first), go ahead and post here so I can review it.

Thanks for your patience with all this and sorry for the wait,

Kenny

06 Shrinking Houses FixedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Shrinking Houses Fixed - codemonkey37179 Mon May 06, 2013 5:04 pm

Shrinking Houses Fixed


If you had an issue with your house shrinking today, your house size has been reset to the correct dimensions.

If you had an issue with your house shrinking before today, you will should find a pm with a refund notice.

You can upgrade your house from the homes page

Gaia Homes

If the panel is disabled, just choose a style, and click "place my home for me", and then upgrade your house to the desired size.

06 Join us for Ask the Admin!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Join us for Ask the Admin! - siskataya Mon May 06, 2013 8:02 pm

Join us for Ask the Admin!

It's time for Ask the Admin! Please feel free to stop by to ask questions, provide feedback, or just hang out and have a good time!

You can join the Ask the Admin discussion thread here!

Be well everyone!

Sisky

06 Boot Grab Gold ReductionEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Boot Grab Gold Reduction - Narumi Misuhara Mon May 06, 2013 9:28 pm

Boot Grab Gold Reduction

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that Booty Grabs daily payout has been reduced from 150k to 100k per day. This change was made due to plans to possibly bring back some of the removed fish, but we need the system to be better balanced before doing so. There are no plans to make additional changes to the daily limit at the time.

07 Removal and blocking of known malware adEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Removal and blocking of known malware ad - siskataya Tue May 07, 2013 1:50 pm

Removal and blocking of known malware ad

Thanks to the many Gaians who contacted us yesterday to report an ad from eads.equads.com that contained malware.

Such harmful ads are not supposed to be in our regular rotation of advertisements, and we appreciate your having reported the matter to us. After doing more research, we discovered that we were not the only forum site to receive these harmful ads, so we encourage you all to be safe on whatever site you might be visiting and to always have up-to-date security software installed on your system. While most ads online are legitimate, there are some creepy companies out there, so stay vigilant!

We have reported these ads to the ad providers we work with and they (the ads) have been removed from rotation. We've also added filters to prevent further ads from the eads.equads.com host from being shown on Gaia. If you should see any further ads from eads.equads.com, please let us know immediately so we can deal with this issue. For reference, below is an image showing the type of message you would see if you clicked on an ad that contained this malware and it was detected by your security software.

http://w.cdn.gaiaonline.com/mfs/index/adminupload/ecf6f124bae7.jpg


Thanks again for being so diligent and for escalating this important matter to us immediately! We believe that these ads should no longer be an issue on Gaia. As always, if you do find a bad ad, please email us at reportads@gaiaonline.com and let us know!

Thanks

Sisky

07 My Gaia - House page updateEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices My Gaia - House page update - Narumi Misuhara Tue May 07, 2013 7:30 pm

My Gaia - House page update

Hey guys, wanted to give you a heads up that over the next few days the house page under My Gaia will be modified to bring it in line with the housing update in Towns 2.

The items that will be changed are as follows:


  • Removing home creation from page. (you can do this in Towns 2)
  • Removing Change Style, and Relocate options. (these options available in Towns 2 housing options)
  • Removing Lock Home setting in Account Preferences. (option available in Towns 2 housing options)
  • Remove Chat Permission on homes page. (option available in Towns 2 housing options)

08 Follow up survey about mobile games!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Follow up survey about mobile games! - siskataya Wed May 08, 2013 2:15 pm

Follow up survey about mobile games!

Hey everyone!

Many of you may remember that back in January, we asked people to take a survey to help us pick a name for the fun new mobile game that we've been working on for a while! As a follow up, and in the spirit of helping us better understand how you all use mobile devices to play games, we'd like to invite all Gaians to participate in another survey!

Just so you are all aware:

  • This survey will be hosted on Survey Monkey on our Survey Monkey account.
  • This survey will not ask you for your Gaia Online account information or password.
  • The survey does ask for gender and age, but will not ask you for your real name, address, or any personal information of that type.

If you are interested in taking the survey and providing your feedback, you can do so by visiting the survey page here!

09 Personalized avatar cards going awayEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Personalized avatar cards going away - siskataya Thu May 09, 2013 1:02 pm

Personalized avatar cards going away June 1, 2013

Hey everyone!

We wanted to let you all know that, unfortunately, the personalized avatar cards will be going away on June 1st, 2013. Thanks to everyone who ordered one - we hope it is a nice collectible Gaia item for you!

If you still have Gaia cash that you loaded on your personalized avatar card, please make sure to spend that Gaia cash by June 1st, 2013 as the cards will become inactive after this time.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, but we wanted to give you enough of a heads up so you could make appropriate arrangements.

Thanks!

09 FatCow.com problems?Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices FatCow.com problems? - carbonphyber Thu May 09, 2013 4:07 pm

FatCow.com problems?

  • If your browser is being redirected to "FatCow.com" when you are on GaiaOnline.com features, you have the BetterGaia browser extension/add-on installed and one of the websites that add-on depends on appears to have expired.
  • GaiaOnline.com (thew website) and Gaia HQ (the Gaia Interactive, Inc. company that owns, runs, and maintains GaiaOnline.com) are not responsible for BetterGaia or any issues related to BetterGaia. We have notified the developers of BetterGaia of this issue, but we have no way to fix it for them.

If you become frustrated with it, you can disable BetterGaia the same way you would disable any other extension in your browser:

  • How to manage extensions in Chrome
  • How to Disable or remove Add-ons in Firefox

13 Localization Feedback WantedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Localization Feedback Wanted - Narumi Misuhara Mon May 13, 2013 1:32 pm

Localization Feedback Wanted

Are you an international Gaian? Are you an English speaking Gaian trying to study other languages?

We could use your feedback here.

13 Join us for Ask the Admin!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Join us for Ask the Admin! - siskataya Mon May 13, 2013 8:03 pm

Join us for Ask the Admin!

Happy Monday everyone - hope you had a great weekend!

As usual, it is time for Ask the Admin - yay! Please feel free to join us for community discussion, questions, and just getting to spend some time hanging out together!

You can join the Ask the Admin discussion thread here!

Be well everyone!

Sisky

14 Filing Help Center tickets is now easier!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Filing Help Center tickets is now easier! - Zero Omega Tue May 14, 2013 5:22 pm

Filing Help Center tickets is now easier!

Hey everyone,

We've heard your feedback about how difficult it can be to file tickets at the Help Center, whether it was actually finding where to file a ticket or coming across the dreaded No Results Were Found – 380 error when trying to visit the Help Center. We've taken your feedback and made some changes that we think should make the ticking filing process a lot simpler and intuitive. Now whenever you visit the Help Center through either the "Help" link or "Contact Us" link you should be able to file a ticket easily. I've provided a more thorough explanation in a blog post with some information if you're having trouble, you can find that here.

Thanks for your feedback as we continue to try to improve the Help Center!

14 Virtual Piggy Themed Avatar Dress-Up ContestEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Virtual Piggy Themed Avatar Dress-Up Contest - siskataya Tue May 14, 2013 8:17 pm

Virtual Piggy Themed Avatar Dress-Up Contest

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that a new community contest is on, and this one is to celebrate our partnership with Virtual Piggy! Entering is easy to do- you just have to create a fabulous avatar look using the Virtual Piggy t-shirt and/or cap items! If you are a grand prize winner, you could score an awesome prize pack including items, gold and some Gcash! There will also be daily prizes just for hanging out in the contest thread and being sociable.

The contest thread is here!

See you there!

-Sisky

15 Please upgrade the Gaia Android AppEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Please upgrade the Gaia Android App - lanzer Wed May 15, 2013 6:26 pm

Please upgrade the Gaia Android App

Recently we had updated the Gaia On The Go Android App with some important security updates. Making any purchases on the Android app will no longer be possible with the older version, so please upgrade as soon as possible! Thank you.

17 Anime Central Panel Time Change!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Anime Central Panel Time Change! - DJ Helsing Fri May 17, 2013 3:22 pm

Anime Central Panel Time Change!

A Cen has changed the Panel Time of the Gaia Online Panel.

The Panel is now from 1:45 - 3:15 in Con Center C on Saturday May 18th.

We look forward to seeing you there!

18 Login problem with Android appEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Login problem with Android app - lanzer Sat May 18, 2013 11:07 pm

Login problem with Android app

Sorry the recent Android app update caused a login problem, please update to the latest version and the problem will be fixed. Sorry for the trouble!

20 Join us for Ask the AdminEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Join us for Ask the Admin - siskataya Mon May 20, 2013 8:05 pm

Join us for Ask the Admin

It's time for the weekly Ask the Admin chat! Please feel free to stop by to ask questions, provide feedback, or just hang out and have a good time!

You can join the Ask the Admin discussion thread here!

Hope you have a fantastic week!

Sisky

22 New GameEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices New Game - codemonkey37179 Wed May 22, 2013 6:07 pm

New Game

We've created a new game for Gaia, that is a bit different from the games we have currently.

Before developing more games like this, we'd like you, the community, to evaluate it and give us your feedback.

Please note that the game currently has no saved scoring, prizes, or rewards for playing.

You can find the game in Gaia Labs

Please leave your feedback here

Thanks!

CodeMonkey

24 Monster Galaxy on Gaia UnavailableEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Monster Galaxy on Gaia Unavailable - siskataya Fri May 24, 2013 3:58 pm

Monster Galaxy on Gaia Unavailable

Hey everyone!

Just letting you know that, at present, Monster Galaxy on Gaia is currently unavailable. We're working with our third-party host to try and get this resolved as quickly as possible, but in the interim, the game will be unavailable on the Gaia site. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. You can still play the Monster Galaxy games on Facebook or iOS if you really need to get your Moga fix!

25 Ask The Admin Will Return on June 3rdEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Ask The Admin Will Return on June 3rd - lanzer Sat May 25, 2013 4:17 am

Ask The Admin Will Return on June 3rd

Staff at Gaia HQ will be taking a day off at Memorial Day, so there will be no ATA on the 27th. We'll be back on Monday, June 3rd.

For those who are attending Fanime, we'll see you on Saturday at 5pm!

25 Gaia Online Panel Webcast Live!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Gaia Online Panel Webcast Live! - Zero Omega Sat May 25, 2013 8:17 pm

Gaia Online Panel Webcast Live!

The Gaia Online Panel Webcast at Fanime is live! You can watch it here!

JuneEdit

03 Join us for Ask the AdminEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Join us for Ask the Admin - siskataya Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:05 pm

Join us for Ask the Admin

Happy Monday! Can you believe it is June already? This year has sure flown by - hope you are all having a great year so far!

Please feel free to join us tonight for the weekly Ask the Admin. You can join the discussion thread here!

Hope you have a fantastic week!

Sisky

03 Hey everyone!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Hey everyone! - siskataya Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:09 pm

Hey everyone!

I wanted to make a post to let a few people know that I have finally sorted out their parcel issues. D'oh! Pixitella, Woo Hoo, and Virgo Whiskers - I am so, so sorry about the delays. Thanks for being so amazingly patient with me while I have been working to resolve the issue. I have tracked down the packages and will be personally resending them myself tomorrow. I've even thrown in MORE bonus stuff for all the hassle. And I know it has been a hassle!

Take care - just wanted you to know that you have most definitely NOT been forgotten!

Sisky

Edit: D'oh! Didn't mean to make this a staff alert - I posted in the wrong open window. I meant to post this in AtA. Gah! Oh well, I don't mind making a huge public apology for this issue - these Gaians have been troopers!

05 The 1st Annual Gaia Pro-Fishing Tournament is ON!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices The 1st Annual Gaia Pro-Fishing Tournament is ON! - siskataya Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:24 pm

The 1st Annual Gaia Pro-Fishing Tournament is ON!

Just in case you weren't aware of it, we're having the 1st Annual Gaia Pro-Fishing tournament this month! For the month of June, join the fishing fun and if you manage to be one of the people who catch the most fish, you could score a cool prize of Gaia gold, rare fish, AND a special, never-before-released Fishing Trophy!

Check out the tournament thread here for more details: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaia-fishing/1st-annual-gaia-pro-fishing-tournament-in-june-win-prizes/t.85881623/

Happy fishing everyone!

-Sisky

06 Meebo Has Been RemovedEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Meebo Has Been Removed - Uncle Kenny Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:10 pm

Meebo Has Been Removed

As we informed you in April, the Meebo toolbar has been officially retired by Google which means you will no longer see it on our site. We are in the process of removing the options from your Account Settings to turn it on so that should be gone soon as well.

We currently do not have an alternative in place but we'll inform you if this changes in the future. Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause but this was out of our control and unfortunately we can't make Google bring it back. If you see anyone on the forums going forward who is confused about why Meebo no longer shows up, please refer them to this post so that they can find out why.

07 Equipping skirt items resulted in errors?Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Equipping skirt items resulted in errors? - lanzer Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:08 pm

Equipping skirt items resulted in errors?

We're having some hiccups with skirt items right now, if you're having trouble saving your avatar, please try again in an hour. Sorry for the trouble!

10 Join us for Ask the AdminEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Join us for Ask the Admin - siskataya Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:04 pm

Join us for Ask the Admin

It's time for the weekly Ask the Admin chat! Hope you can join us - bring your questions, and we'll answer as many as we can!

You can join the Ask the Admin discussion thread here!

Have a fantastic week!

Sisky

13 Experience Game On with Free Cash!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Experience Game On with Free Cash! - DJ Helsing Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:04 pm

Experience Game On with Free Cash!

Hey Gaia Great News!

You can earn even more Free Gaia Cash with some great new offers from our partners at Trial Pay.

Head on over to our offer landing page and check out all the great offers that reward Free Gaia Cash.

Also be sure to check out all the great Video Offers as well to earn even more cash.

Earn Free Cash Now!

17 Join us for Ask the AdminEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Join us for Ask the Admin - siskataya Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:03 pm

Join us for Ask the Admin

It's time for the weekly Ask the Admin chat! Hope you can all join us today!

You can join the Ask the Admin discussion thread here!

Hope you have a fantastic week!

Sisky

18 General UpdatesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices General Updates - Narumi Misuhara Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:30 pm

General Updates

Hey everyone, we've updated Pimp Promote My Post so that you can now promote existing threads! Be sure to check this feature out in our forums.

Have you checked out our latest CI, Game On. It's pretty sweet so if you haven't be sure to check it out!

Oooooooo and don't forget to check out the MC!!! It's the anniversary MC and it's not to be missed.

Oh, Oh, one moooore thing the summer sale is going to be this ....huh... what ...I can't say anything about it yet? ....wait... but what about.... oi, fine... I meant to say everyone that the summer event will be starting t... huh? ....what? ....I can't say anything about that either? .....Uh! Fine!

Guess that's all for now, stay tuned for more exciting things to come!

20 Beware: New Phishing MethodEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Beware: New Phishing Method - Zero Omega Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:44 pm

Beware: New Phishing Method

We've seen a rise in phishing through a new screen sharing method. We'd like to take some time to address this and inform you on how to avoid getting phished by this. These types of phishing attempts can not only get your Gaia Online account, but other accounts such as your bank, e-mail, and more. Keep yourself safe and read our blog post about this here!

20 What the Fluff Updates & Guide!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices What the Fluff Updates & Guide! - Uncle Kenny Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:53 pm

What the Fluff Updates & Guide!

Our Summer event is off to a smashing, albeit laggy, start. We've made several bug fixes and improvements to fix issues in the event and tweaked some of the stat rates to make the gameplay more enjoyable. Read below for a summarized list of what was changed.


  • Limited main Flash space rooms to 30 people & fluffs to cut down on lag
  • Limited game Flash space rooms to 10 for Fluff Dance and 5 for the Fluff Run game
  • Fixed several memory leaks in Flash causing lag
  • Fixed bug with turning in your fluff to Blaze once it reached max loyalty
  • Fixed bug causing CRITICAL ERROR to appear in various event forum threads
  • Fixed backend bug that was causing health/energy to get out of sync which resulted in stats fluctuating wildly, getting kicked out of games prematurely, your fluff being sent home with no health/energy even though you just fed it, etc.
  • Fixed issue with sleeping/walking not being set correctly and causing confusing states for the fluff in-game
  • Fixed duplicating happiness/loyalty bars in the forum/threads headers
  • Fixed Tic-Tac-Toe matches throwing everyone into the same space
  • Rewrote caching scheme to cut down server calls over 10x (should result in faster loading in Flash and forums)
  • Fixed issue with fluff getting stuck in the second map of the Fluff Run
  • Increased the rate of energy regeneration when sleeping by 170%.
  • Decreased the rate of health depletion over time by 200%-300% and added even slower rate of depletion when fluff is sleeping
  • Added a fluff state view to the event landing page and forum/thread headers. If you hover over the image of your fluff with your mouse on one of those pages, you'll see a list of the current states it might be in. These states include: Sleeping, Walking, Tired, Hungry, Dirty, and Loyal.


I've also put together a fairly comprehensive guide for how to play the event and care for your fluff and placed it in the What the Fluff event forum. If you're confused or know anyone who is, please share this link with them. We'll continue watching the event and fixing any bugs we find so if you run into any issues, please report them in the What the Fluff Bug Reports forum.


'**Quick Edit**

  • Our script to populate loyalty for the last 24 hours of happiness messed up last night and didn't run so that loyalty didn't save. We've fixed the issue that prevented it from running so it will save correctly tonight and give you the correct platform to start from tomorrow. Since this is such a big part of the event though, we're going to go ahead and remedy the issue for everyone who was affected by setting your fluff's loyalty to the maximum level. It'll take a few minutes for me to write up the script but keep an eye on your fluff's stats and you should see it jump shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience, don't hate us

- Kenny & Codemonkey

20 What the Fluff Update 2!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices What the Fluff Update 2! - Uncle Kenny Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:32 pm

What the Fluff Update 2!

Soooo I made a dumb when fixing the redeeming a pet for a new one issue. I've fixed my dumb so it should actually be fixed now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

21 Outfit Marketplace entriesEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Outfit Marketplace entries - lanzer Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:30 pm

Having trouble cancelling Outfit Marketplace entries?

There's been a bug in Outfit Marketplace where cancelling your listing doesn't work. For those having trouble, please click on the 'Submit' button after entering your password. Hitting enter will result in the error.

A fix will be here by next week. Sorry for the trouble!

21 What the Fluff Fixes 3Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices What the Fluff Fixes 3 - Uncle Kenny Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:24 pm

What the Fluff Fixes 3

Another day, another dumb. I've fixed another oops that was preventing one of the item grants and one of the achievements from being given out. These fixes are retroactive so if you've qualified for the item or achievement before, you should see that pop up on the event page now.

We've also lowered the amount of energy required to play games so you should be able to get a few more games in with your fluff before needing to let it rest. We're still working on optimizing the Flash areas but things do seem to be improving slowly.

If you happened to miss it yesterday, I've put together an all-encompassing event guide which now includes all the item grants and achievements you can receive. If you have any questions about the event, be sure to check it out here.

22 What the Fluff - Weekend UpdateEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices What the Fluff - Weekend Update - Uncle Kenny Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:18 pm

What the Fluff - Weekend Update

I've just updated the event with another slew of fixes for pesky bugs. If you're interested in what's been changed,keep reading for the list.

  • Fixed bug with loyalty script that was still making it not update a fluff's loyalty each night
  • Fixed bug with health degradation that was causing it to drain much, much faster than it should have. The health should now take significantly longer to completely drain.
  • Fixed bug with dynamic energy calculation that wasn't updating to show the effects of walking your fluff
  • Increased the amount of time you can walk with your fluff before energy starts to drain
  • Fixed a bug with giving treats in the forum that wasn't updating to allow users to collect new treats each day
  • Added treat stats to the event forum so if you hover over the "Give Treat" button when it's clickable, you'll see how many treats that user has received so far today.
  • Also added a "Treats Given: ###" counter to the end of the event title descriptions when you hover over it so that you can see how many treats a user has given to receive the title they have.


I'm aware of the issues with getting stuck in the second map of the Fluff Race and being randomly respawned after playing games and are still working on fixes for these. I think the issue of health/energy fully depleting after one game /should/ be fixed but if you continue to experience this please keep reporting it in the Bug Reports forum of the event and I'll look into it again.

24 Join us for Ask the AdminEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices Join us for Ask the Admin - siskataya Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:05 pm

Join us for Ask the Admin

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend, and that you can all join us for today's Ask the Admin!

You can join the discussion thread here!

Hope you are all doing well! ^^

Sisky

25 What the Fluff UpdateEdit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices What the Fluff Update - Uncle Kenny Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:12 pm

What the Fluff Update

We've pushed out a few Flash changes that should help fix the fluffs not appearing in your house the first time you enter and should help cut down on some of the lag that you've experienced. We've also added two more achievements to the event for all of you to earn so make sure you find those too.

We'll be closing things down at the end of the day on July 3rd so be sure to get all of your fluffs raised, items and achievements earned, and treats given out before it ends. If you haven't checked things out already, be sure to head over to the event page and get started now!

27 It's the Spectacular Summer Mini-Contest!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices It's the Spectacular Summer Mini-Contest! - siskataya Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:57 pm

It's the Spectacular Summer Mini-Contest!

Hey gang!

Summer is here, and to celebrate our upcoming Spectacular Summer Sale that starts tomorrow, I wanted to have a companion mini-contest for the community! Not only is this a nice way to celebrate the upcoming sale, but it allows me to do something I love to do - give away items to the community! Gotta love giveaways!

The mini-contest runs from June 27 - July 1st, and each day participants will have the chance to win various prizes including some much sought-after 03 items, gold, etc.

Check it out and join the fun in the official contest thread!

(P.S. - I know some of you don't like Staff Alerts used for contests, so sorry if this bugs you, but I want everyone to know about this and have a chance to participate. Hope you understand! )

-Sisky

28 What the Fluff Extension!Edit

  • Icon staff Staff Notices What the Fluff Extension! - Uncle Kenny Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:37 pm

What the Fluff Extension!

We've heard your requests and, due to the issues at the start of the event, we're going to go ahead and extend the end time to 5:00pm on Monday, July 8th. If you haven't started yet, you still have time, and if you're still working on that last achievement, hopefully this will give you the time you need to get it! Codemonkey has been hard at work trying to improve the Flash experience for you by reducing the lag that was being experienced. He's also put a couple fixes into the Fluff Run game to try and fix a few bugs. You might even notice the police fluffs are a little more vindictive than they were before.

Be sure to keep stopping by each day to get your wing sticker (These WILL stop being granted after next Wednesday) and make sure your pet is well taken care of! To keep going, just stop by the event page here.

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