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The Valentine 2k13 event began February 9, 2013 and ended on February 19th. The title for the event was "For the Love of Gaia (Online)". It was completed in time for Gaia's 10th Anniversary.


The "For the Love of Gaia" event was not only celebrating Valentine's Day, but the 10th Gaia Anniversary as well! From February 9th - February 19th. It was a 10-day long event full of fun, friends, and fabulous item giveaways. With the return of Valetnine Mad Libs, the event catered to both oldbie and newbie Gaians.

Event timelineEdit

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  • February 9
Announcement of 10th Anniversary & Valentine 2k13 lunch
Wing Sticker appears
  • February 16
Announcement of 10th Gaiaversary
  • February 18
Cash Shop Update: Gaia Anniversary Flashback
Announcement of Gaia's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza
  • February 19
10th Anniversary & Valentine 2k13 event ends


[NPC] adminEdit

[NPC] admin
  • Icon announceAnnouncement For the Love of Gaia - 10th Anniversary & Valentine's Bash! -
Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:49 pm Announced Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:21 pm
On February 18, 2003, Gaia Online launched out of humble beginnings on a small server in a living room. Ten years, two billion forum posts, tens of thousands of unique virtual items, and countless friendships later, Gaia Online continues on as the most exciting and inclusive place for fans of art, fashion, and all types of self-expression, and it couldn't have happened if it weren't for the millions of amazing Gaians who made it possible!

Join us in celebrating Gaia's 10th birthday with an enormous 10-day anniversary AND Valentine's event! There's tons of stuff going on-- throwback graphics, visits from old friends, daily item giveaways, Valentine exchanges, and candy! Sweet, delicious candy!

It all starts on the event page. We'll see you there! :heart:

Join Us Now!

[NPC] MeredithEdit

[NPC] Meredith
  • Icon stickySticky Welcome to the Gambino Mansion, everyone! -
Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:39 pm
First of all, I'd like to thank the late Mr. Johnny Gambino for his generosity-- years ago, he created a trust fund to ensure that the cherished Anniversary Ball would continue uninterrupted even in the event of his death, incarceration, alien abduction, horrific mutation or vampire enslavement.

As the chairwoman of the Gambino Trust, it's my honor to oversee this party. Johnny took great pride in his mansion, and always strived to be a gracious and lavish host. I know he would have loved to see you all here, although he would probably have yelled a little about keeping your shoes off the furniture and not entering any door marked "PRIVATE: RUMPUS AREA."

Please enjoy complimentary beverages from Johnny's full bar, delicious hors d'oeuvre and the pleasure of fine company. I must reiterate that the specially-marked rumpus areas are NOT open to the public, and may contain disturbing imagery and unsavory sculpture.

Gaia staffEdit

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join us on Monday for our actual 10th Gaiaversary! -
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:15 pm Announced: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:15 pm
Hey everyone!

We just wanted to let you know that since Monday, February the 18th, is our official Gaiaversary, we want to spend some good quality time with you. Let's hang out, chat, and celebrate the awesomeness that is Gaia together!

From 3pm-5pm PST, a bunch of our staff members will be hanging out in Towns and event forum threads just to spend time with YOU! We'll also be having some random giveaways during this time, so we hope you can all make it! Head to the Gaia's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Calendar and Times! thread on Monday where we'll post more details on how this giant hangout of fun and celebration will work. We just wanted to let you know early so that you are informed about this!

Again, we wish all of you a very Happy 10th Gaiaversary - thanks for being the most awesome community on the internet!

Uncle Kenny
  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Has Begun! -
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:20 pm Announced: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:49 pm
Welcome everyone, to our very special 10th Anniversary Extravaganza for Gaia Online!

For the next three hours several of us on staff will be hanging out around the site to answer any of your burning questions, chat with anyone who wants to say hi, and even give out some awesome prizes including rare items, signed t-shirts and posters, and giftbags with a variety of Gaia themed merchandise!

We've setup a thread in the event forum here so you can figure out where we currently are and how to find us. Our currently planned stops are Towns 1/2, zOMG!, and the For the Love of Gaia event forum so be sure to check the thread for where to find us at any time!

Now get going! Days like this don't happen often so help us celebrate Gaia's 10th anniversary in style by getting your friends, family members, neighbors, pets, and anyone else you can think of to log in and join the celebration.

Happy Anniversary Gaia!

Event conclusionEdit

The event simply concluded with the arrival of the 10th anniversary. The forum was archived and any giveaway thread events run by staff, granted the winner their prizes.

Criticism & ComplimentsEdit


Event ItemsEdit

Valentine itemsEdit

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When enough heart candy was collected, Gaians would redeem them to earn Valentine related items.

  • Listing V-Day 2k13 Candy Heart Hairclip - Price: 1 heart
  • Listing V-Day 2k13 Candy Heart Top Hat - Price: 25 hearts
  • Listing V-Day 2k13 Candy Heart Anklets - Price: 50 hearts

Anymore hearts collected afterward were converted to Gaia Gold.

Chocolate box itemsEdit

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Commemorating 2003, the birth of Gaia

Gaians were able to click on an empty glowing wrapper on the main event page and earn Anniversary related items. The listing is presented Chronologically.

  • Listing 10th Anniversary Diamond Rose Corsage
  • Listing Formula 1: Ultra Satan Cat Face
    • Listing 10th Anniversary Ultra Satan Cat Face
  • Listing Astra-65: 10th Anniversary Unending Lament
  • Listing 10th Anniversary B.O.O. Skin
  • Listing 10th Anniversary zOMG! Ring
  • Listing 10th Anniversary Bargain Bin MMVII DVD
  • Listing 10th Anniversary Zurg UFO Catcher
  • Listing 10th Anniversary Kiki & Friends and Grunny Invasion Game
  • Listing 10th Anniversary Freshly Fished Sushi
  • Listing 10th Anniversary Mini Halo & Winglets
    • Listing 10th Anniversary Mini Angelic Halo & Winglets
    • Listing 10th Anniversary Mini Nitemare Halo & Winglets

Other itemsEdit

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  • Listing 10th Anniversary Moobie Plush

Bonus for all days chocolate was collected

  • Listing 10th Anniversary Deluxe Box of Chocolates

Gaia ShopEdit

The TreehouseEdit

  • Listing 10th Anniversary Go Gaia Skyline - Price: 32 Stickers
  • Listing 10th Anniversary Demonic Sky - Price: 50 Stickers
  • Listing 10th Anniversary Angelic Sky - Price: 50 Stickers

La VictoireEdit

  • Listing Gaia Anniversary Flashback - Price: 749 Gaia Cash

Additional infoEdit


  • This is the first event that fully references and acknowledges previous events and happenings that were present on Gaia since its creation in 2003.[1]
  • This marked the debut of Meredith's new avatar appearance.

Chocolate box QuotesEdit

What NPCs said when Gaians clicked the wrapper for the glowing year in order to collect chocolate, presented Chronologically.

  • The Wing Scouts and Stein: "Thanks so much for coming! Here's your 2012 gift!"
  • Diedrich and Old Pete: "Here you go, your 2011 prize! Happy day to you! Bye now! Goodbye!" [Use this formula to craft 10th Anniversary Ultra Satan Cat Face!]
  • Kanoko and Rina: "Eeee~! We were hoping you'd show! Here's your 2010 item!" [Commemorating 2010's animated items and the death of Johnny Gambino~]
  • Carl, Brennivin, and Ivan: "Aaaah! Carl, watch it! Hey, here's your 2009 gift!" [I guess you've waited long enough... Commemorating 2009's Demonbusters event~]
  • Natasha and Nicolae: "Happy anniversary! Here's your 2008 prize!" [Commemorating 2008's introduction of zOMG!~]
  • Timmy and Dr. Singh: "Thanks for evolving with us the past 10 years! Here's your 2007 item!" [Commemorating an award-winning film from 2007~]
  • Sasha and Gino: "Hooray, you're here! Here's your 2006 item!" [Commemorating 2006's Daily Chance and Zurg invasion~]
  • Josie and Devin: "Yay, you made it! Here's your 2005 prize!" [Commemorating 2005's introduction of Housing and the iconic Grunny~]
  • Moira and Vanessa: "So good to see you! Here's your 2004 item!" [Commemorating 2004's introduction of Fishing and countless sushi errors~]
  • Ian and Rufus: "Aha, thanks for coming! Here's your 2003 gift!" [Commemorating 2003, the birth of Gaia~! Choose your favorite!]


Gallery NPC: Valentine

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"In the end, the love you take is equal to the amount of Valentines you sent out during the 2013 Valentine's Day Event." -Ancient proverb
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You're brimming with love! You're practically boiling over with affection! You've collected all 34 hearts during the 2013 Valentine's Day Event!
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You were present on February 18, 2013, the day of Gaia's 10th anniversary!
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Carl, Brennivin, and Ivan
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Natasha and Nicolae
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Timmy and Dr. Singh
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Sasha and Gino
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Josie and Devin
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Moira and Vanessa
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Ian and Rufus
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Technical issuesEdit

Site & Forum

Fixed Issues

  • Achievement for receiving all 34 candy hearts not granting - FIXED! These should start triggering now so be sure to visit the event page and wait for yours to come up.
  • Can't see which hearts I need - I've added a checklist on the main event landing page so you can see which hearts you've already received and which you still need to get. Just hover your cursor over the (?) in the "Hearts Received" area and you should see it pop up.
  • Fixed the issues in forums where going to a new page wouldn't let you send Valentines without refreshing. You should be able to send from any page now.
  • Fixed the issue where special characters in usernames caused the Valentine sending to fail in forums. You should be able to send users a Valentine by clicking the button under their avatar now.
  • IE issues with sending Valentines in the forums should now be fixed! You can thank edy for the fix as he was the one who managed to track it down and get it fixed!
  • Fixed the issue where the landing page said you had collected all the chocolates even though you actually hadn't
  • Fixed issue where receiving a Valentine where the sender didn't select an NPC (resulting a random NPC being chosen) wasn't crediting the received hearts lists correctly

Known Issues

  • When I try to access I get an error that no data was sent from the server. This may be a result of your browser's security settings, restrictions from a network administrator, or possibly even your ISP. If you run into this error and cannot resolve it, you can try going to . The Go-Gaia page is just a frame that points to the Gaiaonline page so you should be able to access it at the very least.
  • Clicking the header to go to asks me to log in - You need to allow third party cookies in your browser's security settings or approve in any browser add-ons like NoScript in order to access the page
  • I haven't received my achievement yet, where is it?! - It's coming, just slowly. Achievements get queued up to be granted out during events and sometimes they get a bit backed up due to the number being given. Just have patience and keep visiting the event landing page until it shows up. Both achievements for the Valentine's event should be working now.
  • Trying to send valentines gives me an error message - This could be due to a number of reasons but these are the most common you're likely running into: Sending too quickly, Trying to send to someone on your ignore list/vice versa, Trying to send to someone who doesn't exist, Trying to send to someone who hasn't registered their account
  • Grants give me a "Validation" error - This is because all the linked item grants are protected by security tokens so you can't share the link with others. To get the grant you need to go to the page where the grant is using your own account and click the link yourself

Staff NoticesEdit

  • Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:38 am[2]

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!

  • Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:39 pm[3]

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.

  • Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:59 pm[4]

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!

  • Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:53 pm[5]

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!

  • Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:42 pm[6]

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.

  • Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:55 am[7]

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!

  • Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:09 pm[8]

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!


  • Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:13 am[9]

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.

  • Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:38 pm[10]

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!

See alsoEdit


  1. Gaia 10 anniversary item references .. (Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:34 pm). Retrieved on 2017 February 20.
  2. Uncle Kenny (Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:38 am). For the Love of Gaia Has Begun!.
  3. carbonphyber (Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:39 pm). Servers overheating.
  4. Uncle Kenny (Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:59 pm). Annnd we're back.
  5. lanzer (Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:53 pm). Green Goo Gone!.
  6. Uncle Kenny (Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:42 pm). For the Love of Gaia's 2007 Item Inspiration.
  7. Uncle Kenny (Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:55 am). Happy 10th Anniversary Gaia!.
  8. Uncle Kenny (Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:09 pm). It's Ask the Admin Time!.
  9. Uncle Kenny (Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:13 am). For the Love of Gaia Ends Tomorrow!.
  10. edy (Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:38 pm). Potion Preview.

External linksEdit

  • Icon forumntForum For the Love of Gaia -

Announcement forum

  • Icon announceAnnouncement For the Love of Gaia - 10th Anniversary & Valentine's Bash! - admin Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:49 pm
  • Icon announceAnnouncement Join us on Monday for our actual 10th Gaiaversary! - siskataya Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:15 pm
  • Icon announceAnnouncement Cash Shop Update: Gaia Anniversary Flashback! - [NPC] Mintaka & Rigel Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:27 pm
  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Has Begun! - Uncle Kenny Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:20 pm

Event forum

  • Icon announceAnnouncement Thanks for 10 amazing years Gaians - We <3 you! - lanzer Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:18 pm
  • Icon announceAnnouncement Notice: Forum being archived - Zero Omega Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:36 pm
  • Icon stickySticky Sisky's 10th Gaiaversary Contest- Fun and BIG prizes! <3 - siskataya Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:23 pm
  • Icon stickySticky For the Love of Gaia Event Glitches and Issues - Update 6! - Uncle Kenny Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:31 am
  • Icon stickySticky Gaia's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Hangout! - Uncle Kenny Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:43 pm
  • Icon stickySticky Don't forget to grab your daily Wing Sticker! - siskataya Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:39 am
  • Icon stickySticky Eli's Freebie Gaia Profiles - Elindranyth Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:02 pm
  • Icon stickySticky Gaia's 10th Anniversary Extravaganza Calendar and Times! - Uncle Kenny Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:38 pm
  • Icon stickySticky For the Love of Gaia - Staff Contest/Giveaway Thread! <3 - siskataya Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:30 pm
  • Icon stickySticky For the Love of Gaia Rules and Guidelines - The Admin Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:23 pm

Event subforum

  • Icon subforumSubforum Gaia's 10th Anniversary Ball - Come and celebrate Gaia's birthday with the 10th Anniversary Ball!
  • Icon announceAnnouncement Gaia’s 10th Anniversary Ball Rules & Guidelines - The Admin
  • Icon stickySticky Welcome to the Gambino Mansion, everyone! - [NPC] Meredith Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:39 pm
  • Icon stickySticky The West Wing Rules & Guidelines - The Admin
  • Icon stickySticky The East Wing Rules & Guidelines - The Admin
  • Icon stickySticky The Ballroom Rules & Guidelines - The Admin
  • Icon stickySticky Underground Test Facility Rules & Guidelines - The Admin

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