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Hello everyone, the summer Olympics event is right around the corner. It's going to be an awesome event! Last week we've released more alchemy changes as a part of our effort in making things more accessible. How do you like the changes made?
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Hallo, Gaia Peeps!

This week is gonna be Alchemy Week from me. Because I know you love hearing questions about Alchemy every week. emotion_awesome

First off, is there anything new with Alchemy coming up the pipeline? And surprising us isn't a fun answer, at this point, we ALL want to know what's coming. lol

Second, had an awesome Idea this weekend. You know those little formulas you have in the cash shop for 1gc? Want a way to have them sell more and help promote more zOMG use?
Add another craft line to them: 10 Orb Agragates. And wait to release the formulas till each CI is out of the cash shop. This way, you make more microsales, you boost zOMG popularity, you generate more items to be used on the site and in Alchemy, replenishing stock, it's a pretty decent gold sink as well, and encourages folks to try alchemy more.

Third...a new formula Idea for Bifrost, a level one, for 100 gold and 100 orbs: a new CI. Called Second Time Around. All it contains is the freebies that have been granted, but used up in Alchemy. Starmony, double rainbow, what have you.

Fourth...Seriously gotta figure out how to compensate for component consumption in this. I honestly started working on crafting the Angelic Wings today, and started crunching the numbers. Component count is in the high hundreds just from Caches. And while I know the users set the price in the MP, 100k a pop per component is....rough for most users. I would imagine. Just those alone I am looking at a quarter of a billion in gold cost, and that's not including cafting fails.

Let me read that off again. 250,000,000 in gold cost just to gather Caches, if I was really lucky and got what I wanted every time I opened it.

My foot is not that lucky. sweatdrop

I know you guys want the items to be awesome and such, and that's great. But the numbers for many of the formulas make it cost prohibitive to, well....damn near everyone. Because, and this is just me, but Alchemy is not worth my MC and EI collection. Not even close. I'll still craft my wings. But it'll realisticly take the better part of the decade as an average user. sweatdrop

Last thing. As a favor to those of use willing to craft the wing quest chain...maybe a bundle in the Bifrost with all the formulas you'll need, save for the wings? Buying all of them took me hours, man.-lol- And their IN THE SHOP! rofl

Anyway, enough ranting out of me, I'll let you guys get back to doing more things awesome!

-R
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Hello ATA!

Congrats to the cool event which made me go @.@!!
The perp has finally been caught Yay!

With the Rejected Olympics coming up, i suddenly thought of a question:
To which town do the following NPCs belong?

1. Kanoko
2. Brennivin
3. Radio Jack
4. Nicolae
5. Cresento
6. Stein of CrosStitch
7. Murasaki of MechaNeko
8. Saiph
9. Hatsya
10. Mintaka
11. Rigel

Users can answer too if they know...thank you
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Evening, Lanzer and staff.

- First off, thanks for removing alchemy formulas and components from the giftboxes, caches, and cases and putting them into the Bifrost. However, what possessed you to turn EIs, REIs, RIGs and other cash shop items into formulas/components? This makes no sense. All this does is cause these items to become artificially rare or non-existent. This is unfair to users who just want the items for their avatars and not for alchemy. Also, about Ania’s Wedding Gown. This is an affordable gold shop item. Why did you make an alchemy formula for it? This doesn’t make any sense either.

- zOMG!: PLEASE, CYCLE THE SERVERS!!! They’ve been lagging badly for the last couple of weeks.

- I find the new way that pages load annoying. When I refresh a page, it takes a while for it to load, it doesn’t show my current gold amount, message bubbles don’t appear or go away if I’m on another tab and the drop-down menu under our avatars sometimes don’t work. Can you either fix this or give us an option to turn the new loading feature off?
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Thank you very much for last week's game-changing update to Alchemy! You're going to get some complaints from the usual disgruntled "Newbies should have to walk uphill both ways in the snow like we did" crowd that appears every time Gaia makes something easier (often as easy as it was originally meant to be), but know that there are many, including some of those financially hurt by this change, who understand that this is truly in the best interest of the Item Alchemy feature's future.
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Love the alchemy changes! heart
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Just wondering..when will the fishing top 10 winners of June receive their trophies?
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Just wondering..when will the fishing top 10 winners of June receive their trophies?


Heya!

Thanks for the heads up - I'll get to those this week biggrin

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- I find the new way that pages load annoying. When I refresh a page, it takes a while for it to load, it doesn’t show my current gold amount, message bubbles don’t appear or go away if I’m on another tab and the drop-down menu under our avatars sometimes don’t work. Can you either fix this or give us an option to turn the new loading feature off?
I'm still troubleshooting the forums quickload errors that some users are getting. I'm setting a timeout so pages that take more than X seconds to load will automatically go to that page (as if there was no QuickLoad). I'll evaluate how that works and decide if more is needed.
I Have 2 questions for this weeks ask the admin i was going to ask them like 2 weeks a go but i kept forgetting and missing the time.
Well what i would like to ask is why have devs and admins given up on zomg really all u needed was to hire a few more flash devs or u could of got intern flash devs to help u out till the money was there to get full time flash devs.

My Next Question is why is the number of site mods in the computer and technology only 3 i really think that u should try to maybe move around a few mods from other forums only like 2-4 more mods would really be needed.

I look Forward to what the admins/devs at gaia have to say about the 2 matters i am asking about.
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So do you think we can get the purple hair with cat ears (from the acchi kocchi anime) as an item?

The booty grab tanks never load for me, is it a problem with my computer or something?

Zomg used to have a glitch that only showed how much gold you made in zomg, can that be brought back as a feature?

There's a fear that some items used as components in alchemy may become extinct. Is there any plans to rerelease cash shop items in the future?
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