Welcome to Gaia! ::

NEW THREAD ANNOUNCEMENT
(again but fingers crossed it is the last)


We r dumb and finally realised that we should just combine HyTech, The Basement and C*cktail together for (such) efficiency and (much) value! (wow)
So now instead of having THREE deserted threads, we only have ONE deserted thread! 8D
and so poor Syr doesn't have to post gifs in 3 lonely threads, just in 1 lonely thread!

We're consolidating the guilds as well into what used to be the HyTech guild - which is now the D-T3CH Guild!
All new RP activity for all three shops should go there, and please move your cert thread content over from C*cktail and The Basement if you'd like!

DON'T MAKE POOR LIFE CHOICES LIKE US.
MOVE ALL YOUR VERY LOVELY TUSHES AND ACTIVITY OVER TO
THE NEW CONSOLIDATED D-T3CH THREAD!

Which will hopefully be our new forever home! oh god please

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Sorry for the bother and thanks for your patience, everyone!


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Welcome to -[ .hybrid TECHNICA. ]-, where we're creating the pets of tomorrow today tomorrow.

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There are rumours about this steel building on the outskirts of Barton - it might have started life as a dark and nebulous factory, then a
warehouse storing dubious goods, then abandoned, then reinvented as a sinister laboratory by a mad scientist since inexplicably
vanished… For the past few years, it has been -[ .hybrid TECHNICA. ]-, a simple petstore - of sorts: there are those who say that the
genetically modified animal-human hybrids they sell are no less dodgy than the endeavours undertaken in its foreboding structure before.

In any case, the old lab ain't what it used to be. It is much quieter now, and even some of the blinking signage has been taken down.
Where the three ladies who oversaw customer relations used to work, there now remains only a rainbow-coloured snail, staring intently at
the screen in front of him. He is eerily reminiscent of a certain Gaian mascot, save a strange, dubious air that suggests not all is quite right…
...as if he might have 'Ma dein China' embossed upon his underside. He notices.


"N0my will be with you in a moment - just let N0my finish typing this up"

He is with you in a moment.

"Welcome to HyTech!"

HyTech is a specialty pet purveyor, harnessing the power of gene-splicing to create hybrids from animal and humanoid genomes that evolve from young animal
forms into fully-functional humanoids with secondary physical animal characteristics. With a wide range of animal genomes at our disposal, every pet is unique at
every stage past emergence from their protoform container. Intelligent and adorable, Hytes make the perfect companions - truly the pets of tomorrow.
Created today. Tomorrow.

Inaugurated in 2007, our fortunes since then have risen and fallen with the market tides. But after a lengthy revamp that involved the very uprooting and
revolutionising of our patented gene-splicing procedures to produce a HyTech you have never seen before, in November 2011, with HyTech Reload,
we can officially announce:

WE'RE BACK. Tomorrow.

. welcome .
. updates . showroom . about .
. directory . album . sales plans .
. generation . rp rewards . staff .
. credits + faq . links . staff lounge .
. nothing for sale @ p2 .
. badlist .

. HOUSE RULES .
♠ Please exercise common sense wherever necessary
♠ Guilt-tripping, pity-partying, attacking other posters - strictly prohibited
♠ All art and original concepts © HyTech - please do not use without permission
♠ Chatspeak is not recognised - apologies for any inconvenience caused
♠ Please do feel free to discuss and have fun - keep the thread alive! Thank you!

. RP Guidelines .
♠ This thread is supposed to represent the storespace that is HyTech, and thus physically located within the Gaia world itself.
Thus, RP is open here - you do not need a Hyte to RP with Hytes, you may RP just about anything, including yourself,
a character looking to own a Hyte, a rock, or a pet from another shop, provided they are characters that could conceivably
visit/be found within this space
♠ Whatever is being RP'd, whether Hyte or otherwise, please respect the decision of the person you are attempting to RP with.
If the person is not comfortable with RPing with you, please let the matter drop! There will always be someone else to RP with sometime. c:
♠ No matter what is being being RP'd, please remember that all characters, Hytes or otherwise, should be fallible - no God-moding here!

Thank you so much for your understanding! 8D

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[ Latest Drop-Offs! ]

. 5th December 2012 .
It's that time of the year again! Have a Very, Very White Christmas with HyTech on page 2!

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To receive a Guild Announcement every time HyTech holds an event,
please join the Guild as linked above!


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We will now demonstrate the average Hyte growth cycle, as kindly modelled by our in-house pets, Maxwell (Melanistic Jaguar) & Julien (Dwarf Hotot), below…

[ OOC Print: Every Stage past Protoform features one-of-a-kind full-body character art ]

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. Stage 1 - Protoform .
The Protoform Orb, approximately 8 inches in diameter, contains the growing embryo (don't look too close). Not unlike a hamster ball, it allows the feistier protoforms some range of…rolling.
The embryo is usually contained for about a week…

. Stage 2 - Mini .
…until automatic release when the embryo has developed into fully-grown baby form. In this stage, the Hyte has all outward characteristics of the animal its genome
was derived from, save for the eyes which will remain constant throughout its life. As a baby, it may understand human language, but not speak it.
[The exception would be Hytes who emerge as humanoid hybrid babies - a form achievable only through Generation, as a Custom option, and very rare events.]
It will remain in this stage for approximately two weeks…

. Stage 3 - Minor .
…before it develops a humanoid appearance, with its animal traits becoming secondary characteristics. Henceforth, the Hyte will develop both physically and
mentally like a human child, with the addition of any natural skills derived from its animal traits, and at an accelerated rate till adulthood. All Hytes will be attired in
specially developed bodysuits formed from unstable molecules in their Minor stage to accommodate for secondary characteristic adaptation.
[Upon the arrival of this stage, owners will be contacted for details of the Major stage. Owners are allowed to provide a visual reference for a simple casual adult
stage outfit, which Jun will interpret loosely, in a simplified manner if necessary. Even more importantly, owners will here specify the expression their Hyte is
to be captured with.]

. Stage 4 - Major .
Congratulations! The Hyte has survived the trials of youth and is now set to enter society and make a difference! [Or slack off as an underachiever for the rest of their
life, either way.] At this age of young adulthood, a range of options from college to work awaits their choice, and yours…

. Bonus RP Stage - Professional .
…and if the choice is right - the Hyte's excellence in their chosen field will be acknowledged with a bonus stage growth! This stage can only be achieved through
dedicated RP [or RL$], and usually comes far later in life. The Hyte will be rendered in the full glory of their career option, and owners will have a choice of cert
display between the previous adult stage and this.

Please don't feel like you have to work towards this stage! HyTech will always be RP-optional. Hytes are considered fulfilled at the Adult stage -
this is merely a bonus to reward those who might like to invest time into the growth of their Hyte.


For details on the RP requirements for the Professional Stage and/or further cert art, please refer to Post 9.

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Naming: Without a strict naming system, just about anything is allowed as a Hyte name, save for extreme cases such as chatspeak and combination handles.
However, culture-specific names unsuitable for the cultural context of the Hyte and overtly dubious fandom-derived names are discouraged and may be subject to veto.

Roleplay: RP in HyTech is strictly optional, but greatly encouraged, with the RP Bonus Professional Stage and/or alternative cert art as incentives. Every Hyte will
receive a personal cert thread in the Guild that can be used as an RP journal. Just remember to be conscious of your fellow RPers and your Hyte's status as a fallible
pet - be considerate and flexible, and have fun! 8D

Checking In: While RP isn't necessary, we would still prefer for you to check in regularly while your Hyte is still growing. Just acknowledge receipt of each new Hyte stage,
most commonly as a post in the thread after growth, and we'll call it a day. We will always PM you each stage, but if we don't receive any indication that the growth
has been noted after an extended period of time, we may give up and rehome your Hyte if it seems appropriate. After the completion of the growth cycle,
you can disappear for good if you'd like, but this does make us very depressed and rumours of your Hyte's unfortunate death may make the IC rounds. >: You may, of course,
dispel these rumours at any point of time. 8D

Payment and Return Policies: While payment is highly preferred upfront after winning, payment plans for Flatsales and RP events may be granted on
a case-by-case basis. All instalments must be completed before the Hyte is due to grow to Mini stage. If the owner tires of the Hyte and would like to rescind their pet
past Baby Stage growth, it may be returned to HyTech without refund, and will be appropriately rehomed. Under no circumstances may a Hyte be resold or
transferred at the owner's initiative without transaction through the shop.

Gifting and Co-owning: Unless otherwise stated in the Event, Hyte winners may gift their newly won Hyte to another person, provided that the person is actually
interested in our products and is willing to assume all the required responsibilities of a Hyte owner. Co-owing is allowed and may be taken up at any point of time,
but all potential disputes must be settled by the owners themselves, and there is no guarantee all owner names may fit onto the cert in excessive cases!

Crediting: While the owner owns the character of the pet and may display the images and certs at will, the art and character design itself are still property of HyTech,
and must be credited as such. The artist reserves the right to display or use the artwork and pursue other avenues with the design. All better-sized images are
accompanied by a background logo for our image protection - owners will be provided unmarked versions to use at their discretion.
Thank you for your understanding!

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This is the directory of all owned Hytes, organised by Batch.
Each icon is linked to the respective Hytes' Cert thread/RP journal - feel free to visit!

[ name - sex - stage - breed - owner ]

. RELOAD .

. In-house .
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Maxwell . M . Pro . Melanistic Jaguar . Maxx D | Julien . M . Major . Dwarf Hotot . Jun D

. Amazon Rainforest 2011 | Arctic Tundra 2012 .
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Shea . M . Major . Giant Anteater . Aric Val | Carmela . F . Major . Black Caiman . Arana Kamina
Macario . M . Major . Blue & Yellow Macaw . Syrcaid | Aria . F . Major . Pink River Dolphin . OrionDeltaOmega
Gruff . M . Major . Wolverine . ~Lady Kanna~ | Viveca . F . Major . Arctic Fox . ex o ex Snoof
Cassius . M . Major . Noewhal . Azure Desiderium | Shyamal . M . Major . White Tiger . Chrystali

. Special Events .
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Elysion . M . Major . Raindeer . X'Mas '11 . lostandtold | Hazel . F . Major . (eye of) Newt . Halloween '12. Ravina Loki
Vixen . F . Major . Bidoof . Maxx Day '13 . StarieMichie | Briar South . M . Minor . Pink is the New Black Cat . Friday 13th '13 . Pidgeons Go Meow X3

. Permachildren & Clytes .
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Felipe . M . Kinkajou . Amazon Rainforest '11 . chenabby | Honey . F . Little Blue Penguin . X'Mas '11 . Ravina Loki
Rosie . F . 7-Spot Ladybird . Valentine's '12 . Luafien | Lenore . F . Arctic Lemming . Arctic Tundra '12 . Ruriska
Jared . M . Arctic Lemming . Arctic Tundra '12. Tygress Dream | Eden . M . Castform - Normal . Maxx Day '13. Ruriska
Rupert . M . Castform - Rainy . Maxx Day '13 . Tygress Dream | Aine . F . Castform - Sunny . Maxx Day '13 . elfgurl1234
Chione . F . Castform - Snowy . Maxx Day '13 . Animeeyeshime


. RP Rewarded .
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...Dacj... . F . Major . Kristmas Kraken . AnimeEyeshime | Seth . M . Major . King Cheetah . elfgurl1234
Noelani . F . Major . Golden Retriever/Turkish Angora . Kuuro Kitten | Hunter . M . Major . Raccoon . Ruriska
Liesel . F . Major . Red Riding Deer . thyPOPE

. ORIGINAL .

. American Petshop '07 . African Savannah '08 . Japanese Tourismboard '09 . Scottish Highlands '10 .
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Colton . M . Major . Golden Retriever . Kuro -squared- | Philomena . F . Major . Turkish Angora . AnimeEyeshime
Desiderio . M . Major . Green Iguana . Kakui | Triane . M . Major . African Grey . Oh!1945
Ginmei . F . Major . Ryukin Goldfish . tooaya | Gable . M . Major . Lion . Noah South
Femi . F . Major . Meerkat . Kaitaia | Isoke . M . Major . Springbok . Enikil
Gyasi . M . Major . Giraffe . Chrystali | Lilith Naamit . F . Major . Secretary Bird - RuthieAngel
Kamiko . F . Pro . Shiba Inu . Byagane319 | Kisuke . M . Major . Tanuki . thyPOPE
Katsutoshi . M . Major . Kitsune . o0 Sephiros Immortal 0o | Kiyone . F . Major . Iriomote Yamaneko . Rapidashtrainer
Kaede . M . Major . Sanke Koi . x_Nata_x | Tadhg . M . Major . Feral Goat . EchoLimaFoxtrot
Blair . F . Major . Blackface Sheep . DownSight | Aodhan . M . Major . Shetland Sheepdog . Mewsings of An Angel
Sorcha . F . Major . Heilan' Coo . Lord of the Deep | Lukas . M . Major . Atlantic Puffin . Astro Zombies`

. Generation '08 . Generation '09 . Special Events . RL Customs .
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Zane . M . Major . Golden Retriever/Turkish Angora . Kuro -squared- | Eli . M . Major . Golden Retriever/Turkish Angora . AnimeEyeshime
Ekene . M . Major . Springbok/Giraffe . Enikil | Amara . F . Major . Springbok/Giraffe . Chrystali
Saleem . M . Major . Springbok/Giraffe . Kyoupiruchi
Lule . F . Major . Lion/Meerkat . Kaitaia | Gideon Alexander . M . Major , Lion/Meerkat . one over three
Quincy . F . Major . Flying Fish . Jules V | Tio . M . Major . Bipolar Bear . Savvy-Style
Xin Yue . F . Major . Valentine Rat . Restless Honor/Thornless Rose | Lance . M . Major . Knight Andalusian . Malhyanth
Ciarán . M . Major . Knight Arabian . Petite Kitsune | Boy George . M . Major . Karma Chameleon . Slanndalous
Melisande . F . Major . Christmas Ham . AnimeEyeshime | Clement . M . Major . Dormouse . Mriae
Elda . F . Major . Greater Flamingo . Sukkubus | Yorick . M . Major . Jabberwock . Chrystali
Wayne . M . Major . Vampire Bat . Jeanemon
Jovany . M . Teen . Bleedingheart Bear . C.C.G | Santiago . M . Child . Black Wolf . la mort noire - - xx
Aubrey . M . Major . Mistletoad . Sephiros Immortalis
Banyan . F . Major . Brown Rat . Syrcaid | Haevan . M . Major . Grey Wolf . leon_a_darkangel
Cobalt . M . Major . Xenomorph . Kamileunaire | Esper . F . Major . Lionfish . Epine de Rose

. Anniversary '08 Clytes . Anniversary '09 Clytes .
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Jasper . M . Pro . Sorrel Shop Mule . Tygress Dream | Aulis . M . Permatween . Grey Shop Mule . Chrystali
Felyse . M . Permatween . Blue Roan Shop Mule . Mystaira | Caerwyn . M . Permatween . Palomino Shop Mule . Grunnilicious Linnius
Amadeo . M . Permatween . Bay Shop Mule . o0 Sephiros Immortal 0o | Dahlia Llama . F . Permatween . Brown Drama Llama . LaBlue Belle
Daisy Rowena . F . Permatween . White Drama Llama . Naotsuki | Fiona . F . Permatween . Bay Drama Llama . Silver Youko
Wendy Darling . F . Permatween . Black Drama Llama . Sukkubus | Hersilia . F . Permatween . Cream Drama Llama . Ririka
Darwin Waters . M . Permatween . Pink Dodo . StarieMichie | Alabaster . M . Permatween . Black Dodo . Saint of Revenge
Markys . M . Permatween . Blue Dodo . Syrcaid | Hermes . M . Permatween . Green Dodo . Jeanemon
Jaylin . M . Permatween . Tan Dodo . Manda

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All art done for HyTech - better-sized versions of every Hyte can be perused here.
Our fanart is hosted here as well.

. RELOAD .

. In-house .
Maxwell: minor . pro | Julien: mini . major

. Amazon Rainforest 2011 | Arctic Tundra 2012 .
Shea: mini . minor . major | Carmela: mini . minor . major
Macario: mini . minor . major | Aria: mini . minor . major
Gruff: mini . minor . major | Viveca: mini . minor . major
Cassius: mini . minor . major | Shyamal: mini . minor . major

. Special Events .
Elysion: mini . minor . major | Hazel: mini . minor . major
Vixen: mini . minor . major | Briar South: mini . minor

. Permachildren & Clytes .
Felipe: permachild | Honey: permachild | Rosie: permachild
Lenore: permachild | Jared: permachild | Eden: permachild
Rupert: permachild | Aine: permachild | Chione: permachild

. RP Rewards .
...Dacj...: major | Seth: pro | Noelani: major | Hunter: major
Liesel: major

. ORIGINAL .

[ The Original iteration of HyTech included a now-defunct teen stage, hence the extra link. ]


. In-house .
Maxwell: baby . child . teen . adult | Julien: baby . child . teen . adult | Quincy: baby . child . teen . adult

. American Petshop '07 . African Savannah '08 . Japanese Tourismboard '09 . Scottish Highlands '10 .
Colton: baby . child . teen . adult | Philomena: baby . child . teen . adult | Desiderio: baby . child . teen . adult
Triane: baby . child . teen . adult | Ginmei: baby . child . teen . adult
Gable: baby . child . teen . adult | Femi: baby . child . teen . adult | Isoke: baby . child . teen . adult
Gyasi: baby . child . teen . adult | Lilith Naamit: baby . child . teen . adult
Kamiko: baby . child . teen . adult . career | Kisuke: baby . child . teen . adult | Katsutoshi: baby . child . teen . adult
Kiyone: baby . child . teen . adult | Kaede: baby . child . teen . adult
Tadhg: baby . child . teen . adult | Blair: baby . child . teen . adult | Aodhan: baby . child . teen . adult
Sorcha: baby . child . teen . adult | Lukas: baby . child . teen . adult

. Generation '08 . Generation '09 . Special Events . RL Customs .
Zane: baby . child . teen . adult | Eli: baby . child . teen . adult | Noelani: baby . child . teen . adult
Ekene: baby . child . teen . adult | Amara: baby . child . teen . adult | Saleem: baby . child . teen . adult
Lule: baby . child . teen . adult | Gideon Alexander: baby . child. teen . adult
Tio: baby . child . teen . adult | Xin Yue: baby . child . teen . adult | Lance: baby . child . teen . adult | Ciarán: baby . child . teen . adult
Boy George: baby . child . teen . adult | Melisande: baby . child . teen . adult
Clement : baby . child . teen . adult | Elda : baby . child . teen . adult | Yorick : baby . child . teen . adult
Wayne : baby . child . teen . adult | Tsq'ali'fhtagen Dacj'hai'gotha : baby . child . teen . adult
Jovany : baby . child . teen | Santiago : baby. child | Liesel : baby . child . teen
Aubrey : baby . child . teen . adult
Banyan: baby . child . teen . adult | Hunter: baby . child . teen . adult | Haevan: baby . adult | Seth: adult | Cobalt: adult
Esper: adult

. Anniversary 2008 Clytes . Anniversary 2009 Clytes.
Aulis: tween | Felyse: tween | Caerwyn: tween | Jasper: tween . career | Amadeo: tween
Dahlia Llama: tween | Daisy Rowena: tween | Fiona: tween | Wendy Darling: tween | Hersilia: tween
Darwin Waters: tween | Alabaster: tween | Markys: tween | Hermes: tween | Jaylin: tween


. FANART .

Our extensive Fanart section is currently under reconstruction and will be catalogued later -
Massive apologies for the inconvenience! In the meantime, please visit this directory:

RAW HYTECH FANART DIRECTORY

…where the files are named by artist and Hyte to peruse some pieces - thank you very much!

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Here is an approximate list of sales events HyTech will engage in yearly…
. Lab Batch .
There is an average of 1 Lab Batch yearly, involving 4 single-animal genome Hytes themed around a specific habitat (e.g. Amazon Rainforest). The Lab Batch
consists of 2 flatsale pets (1 M, 1 F) at a going rate of 30k [pure gold only, subject to change], where basic applications consisting of name and general personality
will be accepted for a set period, at the end of which a winner will be randomly generated via Random.org from the pool of suitable applicants, and 2 auction pets
(1M, 1 F) with covetable and difficult features such as wings or mertails that will be auctioned off at the same time, thereby allowing bidders to switch between
auctions as their funds allow. This may sound bizarre and unorthodox, but we've had a lot of fun and suspense in the past with this format, ergo the continuation of it.
Big-ticket items above 100k, such as rares, EIs, RIG items, collectibles, and letters are generally accepted at 5% below lowest market price (for identical items with
multiple generations, lowest market price of all generations), subject to approval. The flatsales are generally concluded before the final day of the auction,
so bidders know if they have nothing to lose, as it were. The winners will be announced in the thread and contacted by PM, and will have a period of 24 hours in which
to pay. If there is no response for over 48 hours, a new winner will be generated from the application pool for the flatsales, or announced of the runner-up bidder for
the auctions. There may also be a Permachild offered through a free contest of sorts.

. Special Events .
HyTech will usually set up single-Hyte Raffles with 100g tickets for the major festive events, ordinarily Valentine's/Chinese New Year, Halloween, and Christmas.
Hytes offered at these events may run the gamut from the basic single-animal genome, to double-animal genome, to elemental-fusion. It is most likely, however,
that they'll simply be the basic single-animal genome served with a horrible pun. Ticket sales will be conducted for a set period, at the end of which a winner will be
randomly generated via Random.org from the pool of suitable applicants. The winner will be announced in the thread and contacted by PM for a suitable Hyte name.
If there is no response for over 48 hours, a new winner will be generated from the ticket list. In the future, we may look to multiple-Hyte events with auctions
and Permachildren involved.

. Generation Auctions .
Generation is the HyTech equivalent of breeding (see post 8 for details). Generation may be held once a year, for 1 - 2 pairs, with the cost variable depending on
Hyte category. Each owner may choose to keep or gift one generated product, but the last is to be returned to the shop for a special Auction. Generated products are
always double-animal genome Hytes, and will have a humanoid baby stage rather than the usual animal variant. Big-ticket items above 100k, such as rares, EIs,
RIG items, collectibles, and letters are generally accepted at 5% below lowest market price (for identical items with multiple generations, lowest market price of all
generations), subject to approval. The winner(s) will be announced in the thread and contacted by PM, and will have a period of 24 hours in which to pay. If there is
no response for over 48 hours, a new winner will be generated announced of the runner-up bidder for the auctions.

. RP Event .
It has been customary for HyTech to hold a big month-long RP event every summer, but since the last two years haven't, uh, grown very well, custom may change,
Decision pending.

. Customs .
RL$ only - currently closed due to complications to be sorted out.

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Generation is the HyTech equivalent of breeding: while the physical act may be performed at will, essentially DNA is extracted from the participants and spliced to
form new hybrid organisms. Regardless of the hybridity of the participants [i.e. even if the sire or dame is a double-animal genome hybrid rather than a single-animal
genome original], all products will have a combination of only two sets of animal genomes - on the flip side of the same coin, all products will categorically
be double-animal genome hybrids. The extent of the hybridity and which characteristics are inherited are determined by a highly structured process of genetic probability.
The products of generation can be considered children, or merely sibling/half-clones, depending on your level of commitment-phobia.

♠ Hytes become eligible for Generation upon adulthood
♠ All combinations of coupling [m/f | m/m | f/f ] may generate
♠ Participants have no parental obligations - it is merely gene-donoring
♠ Generation sessions occur at an average of once per year
♠ Each period will have one to two Generation slots [one coupling per slot]
♠ Each owner may choose to keep a maximum of one product per generation at the following prices [per product]:
40k for FlatsalexFlatsale | 45k for AuctionxFlatsale | 50k for AuctionxAuction
[ Applicable also for corresponding Custom tiers | Payment Plans are available upon request ]
♠ Donor-owners need not opt to keep a product, and shared ownership as well as gifting is permissible
♠ Donor-owners will be allowed limited customisation - more details will be given in Generation information PMs
♠ Generation Hytes [along with very little special event and RL$ custom optioned Hytes] will possess humanoid forms for their Baby stage
♠ The size of the litter normally varies from one to three products, with one product up for open auction from each coupling unless the donor-owners are strongly against it
♠ As all products will be double-animal genome hybrids, which are more difficult to render, it is likely that only the donor-owners will be able to procure them at flat rates.

To procure a partner for your Hyte, please contact the owner of the prospective partner through any means - entry into Generation must be endorsed by both owners.
Each Hyte may only participate in one coupling per Generation session, but have no restrictions placed on them for further sessions, though the chances of getting
picked again are relatively low. In the future, there may be RL$ options for Generation batches.

. Generation is currently - closed .

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So your Hyte is all grown up with nowhere to go - what do you do now? You RP, that's what! The benefits to RP are endless! But largely they are about getting new cert art.

. RP SYSTEM! .
What you can get with RP:
Professional Stage - A Bonus RP stage! Full-body cert art in a (reasonably-simple) professional outfit of your choice, cert updated with new art, status and chosen career.
"Professional" is loosely defined, and encompasses everything from accountant, to magical girl, to professional slacker - as long as you can justify it.
You can switch between Pro cert and Major cert at will.
New Half-body Major stage Cert Art - For those unable or unwilling to commit to an actual career, you can opt for another go at the cert art for your Hyte's Major stage,
except half-body. Just like the first time, you can provide a visual reference for a simple casual adult stage outfit, which Jun will interpret loosely, in a
simplified manner if necessary, as well as the expression your Hyte is to be recaptured with. With the RP you use to achieve this stage, you can also specify changes
to the Hyte's appearance, such as haircuts or scars, within reason. All acquired Cert art will be certed, and you can switch between the variants at will if applicable for
the status of your Hyte. (Which means you can effectively get different 'modes' for your Hyte's Major stage certs, such as 'Casual', 'Bedtime', 'Party', etc.)
New Half-body Professional stage Cert Art - Exactly the same as for Major stage Cert Art, but for those who want alternative art for an already-acquired Professional stage.
Major stage for PERMAs - Permas who fulfil the RP requirements below can 'grow up' into young adults, thus becoming to all intents and purposes a fully-fledged Hyte.
Just like all Major stage growths, you can provide a visual reference for a simple casual adult stage outfit, which Jun will interpret loosely, in a
simplified manner if necessary, as well as the expression your Hyte is to be recaptured with. With the RP you use to achieve this stage, you can also specify changes
to the Hyte's appearance, such as haircuts or scars, within reason. Only after acquiring this stage, can the other RP rewards be quested for, including the Professional stage.
♠ The process can be repeated for further art. The requirements for new Professional Stages (i.e. career change, not just alternative art) will be extended for each subsequent try, but the requirements for
New Half-body Major (or alternative already-acquired Pro) stage Cert Art will remain static until the third try onwards. 'By how much' is a bridge we don't anticipate crossing any time soon…
♠ Only 1 Pro stage/Half-body Major/Etc. stage Cert Art can be claimed per person every 3 months! This is just so Jun doesn't break down.

. How the System Works .
♠ Each RP is scored with 1 to 3 points.
- 1: substantial RP but uncompleted.
- 2: a substantial and completed RP.
- 3: INCREDIBLY FABULOUS AMAZING RP.
♠ You need a total of 30 points to claim Pro stage or Major stage for permas
- a total of 20 points to claim new Half-body Major stage Cert art
♠ The collective RPs for Pro stage need to show career focus, and ideally the process through which your Hyte obtains their job, though not all the RPs need
to revolve around this. The collective RPs for new Major stage Cert Art have no restrictions upon them, but if you would like to dictate changes in your Hyte's visual
appearance (e.g. haircuts, scars), these must be specified somewhere in the RPs.
♠ As Hytes are meant to develop like normal people, it is entirely conceivable that they have an extensive life beyond the HyTech circle. Thus, you may invent
non-HyTech-related characters and scenarios for your Hyte to interact with if necessary, particularly for career-focused RPs. However, your Hyte's status as an fallible
pet must be kept in mind, and the situations it is involved in must be reasonable enough for their progress/development to be believable. (e.g. We have no
restrictions on magic, etc., but we have restrictions on your Hyte running out and meeting a fairy godmother who bestows god-mode powers on them, and their
new career is Saviour of the Universe.)
♠ Solos are accepted as part of the RP requirement, but must be kept to a minimum. The majority of your RPs for requirements should substantially involve at least one other Hyte owner.
♠ In-thread RP can be scored if you keep track. For example, if two/more of you conduct a standalone sequence of RP, have it recorded and we will score it.

Post in this thread to have your RPs scored, and when the time comes, your point total for growing/art!

In the future, there may be RL$ options for Professional stage and additional Major stage Cert Art if there is significant demand.

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. N0my | Shop Snail .
N0my, introduced one fine Christmas to alleviate Secret Santa delivery woes, has since proven to be a competent, responsible, wondrous shop snail who can do
many things, including type and Daft Punk hands. With 2+ years of experience under his...uh...shell, N0my has since become, in the absence of our shopgirls who
came to have Real Lives [good for you ladies, we miss you], Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

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Jun D . Maxx D
. Jun | Owner & Mad Scientist .
In 2007, Jun revived his [most likely illegal] humanoid pet technologies from the '90s to create Hybrid Technica, and never looked back. More of an artist than
a scientist, Jun is literary, skittish, neurotic over-emotional and generally quite a helplessly nice chappy. Unless you make him really upset, in which case he not only
weeps sad, poet tears, he also stomps all over you in misery. Not advisable.
[Concept, Tech Specs, and all Art property of Jun.]

. Maxx | Co-Owner & Angry Scientist .
Since 2007 Maxx has indeed acquired a hat made of money, but one's hat could always be bigger, because the economy is so bad a big 'comeback' of an old
franchise is always a popular move. Still rumoured to have a harem of catgirls, Maxx is everything you can imagine a guy rumoured to have a harem of catgirls is like.
[Read: Colouring, Graphics, and Staff Descriptions property of Maxx.]

Jun and Maxx are also seen at these enterprises...

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. PLS DON'T SUE US .
Pentel [Hybrid Technica - unwittingly…] | Transformers [Protoform] | Marvel [Unstable Molecules]


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. FAQ .
Why are you guys still here? /:
We don't know. Sorry.

Why did you change the art style?
Well, we've...evolved along the years and, like Uncle George, some things just get left behind. This included the relatively animu style (which Jun only ever broke
out for HyTech anymore and then not very well) and the bizarre hair highlights. Seriously man, what were we thinking. It was time for a seachange in order to keep
this place relevant to our direction. We're really sorry if you preferred the old style, especially since we're still struggling with this one, but you win some you lose some, hey?

Why did you cut down on the number of stages and keep the children/babies/anythingcute instead of kicking out my handsome/pretty/straddlingjailbait teen?
The inverse relationship of the time needed by RL and the time we can afford to spend on Gaia forces us to rethink the Hyte concept, especially since owners had
a tendency to go missing after the child stage anyway. When we'd proposed cutting the animal baby stage, the regulars revolted, so that had to stay.
When the regulars proposed cutting the child stage in favour of the teen stage, the artist revolted, so in the end we compromised by making the 'child' stage ambiguously
child/teeny, so you can do whatever you want there.

Why did you cut down on the number of batch-sale Hytes?
See inverse relationship of time as detailed above. We kept the dual auction format to avoid cutting down the 'exotic' quota of each batch, to let both the boy-only
and girl-loving factions have some auction fun, and to hopefully see more desperate-last-minute-auction-switching, a highlight of our previous years. Great fun.
Also, the last flatsale animal has not so much been cut as relegated to contest-based permachild, so not all is lost etc etc.

What's going on with the RLC?
That was not our finest hour, but we'll still be plugging away, slowly contacting the old applicants to ask if they're still interested after the style revamp. Since I think
a good number of them are off Gaia already, don't entirely discount the notion of seeing RLC reopen in the next...er...few years? Time is an illusion...

Where did the Bytes and Lytes go?!
Er. Yeah. About that... Um. We may do one more Secret Santa run to finish up the raindeer, but otherwise, we'd tentatively say that they're retired. We've never
been very good with the whole cute-food thing, and we just can't figure out how to make the essentially mouthless Lytes not look creepy as all get-out in our new style...

You keep going on about the new style, but I don't see a difference.
We were afraid of that.

Why not hire more artists and colourists?
Have you ever been lured into a shop by an absolutely gorgeous pet in someone's sig only to find that the artist only draws their own pets and the other pets looked
really rather different and backed out in a hurry feeling cheated of your emotions? Just me? Okay. This doesn't really have anything to do with the question, I was
just sore about it, is all. Right. We stick to the same artist-colourist combo to ensure consistency in terms of both visuality and quality. You can see we're so big on
this concept that changing the style required us to redo the whole friggin' shop. While this limits the pets available, it also ensures that the customer always has
a solid idea of what to expect. We also have no 'artist' field on the cert, so that could get pretty awkward...

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. Linking .

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Thank you for linking to us! We need all the help we can get...

Forum BB Code C&P
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. Links .

Some of our favourite shops and affiliates! PM Hybrid Technica if you'd like to exchange links.

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Depressingly empty because there're only two guys and a snail left. To be continued...

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HyTech is for the most part a kind of technicoloured harmonious lalaland of eugenics dewdrops and rainbows -
as Maxx once said, "the Badlist is so apathetic that only the 'T' is working, and even so, not very well."
However, the drama llama spares no one, and every now and then, we get pissed off enough to blow the whistle
and pull out the little black book [not that little black book, the other one].
Our Blacklisting system is loosely based off the misconduct carding system used in football [soccer] -
except perhaps more the Graham Poll Croatia v. Australia World Cup 2002 model, ahahah...

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1st regular Offence = 1st Yellow card
2nd regular Offence = 2nd Yellow card
3rd regular Offence = Red Card for 2 Yellows - Sending off [Blacklist]
Major Offence = Instant Red Card - Sending off [Blacklist]


Why not just say three strikes rather than going through all this trouble?
It makes Maxx feel a lot more goodhumoured about something he's usually foaming at the mouth over instead...

1 YELLOW CARD
♠ Woot-For-Me - Previous Cautions: Grand Opening Flatsale Pg28 Post3

2 YELLOW CARDS
♠ Blackened muse - Previous Cautions: Shop Thread Pg186 Post8
[EDIT: just remembered a series of PMs from him to Belle after the fact that should really push him into the Red. We'll discuss it and see.]
WitchCatPI[now known as Thief Tier]/--Tiernah--IrishGirl - Sockpuppeting to attack owners/regulars and double-claim referral tickets
1st Caution: Shop Thread Pg1274 Post4 | 2nd Caution: Shop Thread Pg1488 Post6 [Further Clarification: Shop Thread Pg1489 Post10]
♠ Master Sonicdude 2 - 1st Caution: Shop Thread Pg1274 Post4 | 2nd Caution: Shop Thread Pg1878 Post8

RED CARD FOR 2 YELLOWS
[ somehow we always seem to stop just short of bannination ]

INSTANT RED CARD
[ we can't imagine what would warrant this but it should be interesting ]

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