Welcome to Gaia! ::

Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
Ladies, Gentlemen and that furry thing in the third row, we are now past the post break and it is again safe to walk about the topic.
...well, that was rather more turbulence than I was expecting, eh?
Tell me about it. Freakin' page breaks.
Uh, guys? The intercom's still on...
Oh shi--


April 23rd, some more

biglanky14
GuinAoiichi
Also since we're loosing omgpop , does that mean zomg is going to get some luv??

Hi GuinAoiichi,

Unfortunately the two don't have anything to do with each other, since we basically were just "borrowing" the games from OMGPop themselves.


siskataya
Tobi-chann
Tobi-chann
hey everyone! :'D
I was wondering if we could possible get some more food i am items in the future. Maybe an i am Pancake item, or pizza? and like, the pancake could leave a small trail of butter when in towns/zomg/etc. 4laugh

ALSO COULD WE GET A HONEY BADGER ITEM?
Where mah artists be at? emotion_dowant

Check up in the tops of trees - they may have been chased up there by a honey badger! That honey badger don't care! eek

- Sisky


carbonphyber
trezoid
carbonphyber
trezoid
I have a question:

How can you justify using
MD5.hex(MD5.hex(l)+k)
for password hashing, when K is generated randomly each time and sent with the hashed password? It makes it extremely clear that you're, at best, storing passwords with a single pass of MD5, completely unsalted which is about as secure as storing plain-text.

How can you claim you're storing passwords in anything approaching a secure way?

The client side of the hashing algo is MD5 with a session-based hash. The server side is completely different.

Thanks for being concerned with account security on Gaia. If you have any more issues/concerns, please contact me.

That leaves you with very few options.

    * You're storing passwords in a reversable encryption.
    * You're storing passwords in plain text.
    * You're using voodoo magic to reverse the MD5 hash server side
    * You're aware that MD5 is a horribly flawed security system and exploiting that server side


Those are, really, the only options. MD5 is by definition a one-way hash (Obviously rainbow tables are an issue, which is one possibility you could use) so you can't use different hashing algs while still comparing passwords. so which is it?

If you have any more issues/concerns, please contact me.

I'm not going to tell you what encryption schemes we use and I'm certainly not going to discuss this in further detail in a public forum. If you are interested in programming and would like to learn more, please contact me via PM.


Zero Omega
o Kiddo o
There are some moderators on here who are horrible, just saying.

Can you get banned for faking to be a moderator or staff?

Yes, pretending to be any type of staff member is not prohibited and is a bannable offense. If you find anyone doing this, you should report them.


biglanky14
The Second Choumaru
Oh yea, with the Achievement Points we earn, will they ever be used for something in the future?

I guess it depends on what you mean by "doing something." They're intended to give you a way to show your status on the site in a way that doesn't involve buying items (for example, you can show how active you are by how many points you've earned), so that's what we're already using it for.

However, it's possible we could tie them in to other features as we build them too.


DJ Helsing
H33
@Chris/DJ Helsing: Ever get that handstand down? emotion_awesome

hhee no i still fail at it but at least im willing to try


siskataya
Kiyo_Michan
Is there an item that already exists on Gaia that you've wanted to own/wear, but can't afford it?

I'll never have DJ's - no matter how hard I try. Ahhh well, you cannot have everything right? biggrin

- Sisky
[Fix'd. This post was made incorrectly in the thread due to a glitch that can happen if two posts are made at almost the exact same time. -Platonix]

DARKNRGY
Bunny Named Colby
will you guys start removing the inactive 2003 accounts, they are just taking up space and its just encouraging people to crack into them.

We're not removing them but yes we are improving security on old accounts. Long story.


DJ Helsing
Tori Aichikara
Hey Guys.

I just wanted to know if you were going to come to Anime Central in Rosemont, IL. this week!

Answer, please?

yes were going to announce the specifics tomorrow!


Lanzer
Elianne_panda
Are there going to be new rings for zOMG?

The team is focused on fixing bugs right now, so there won't be new rings for the time being. We'll see what we can do after that.


DARKNRGY
RAGING HELL BEAST
DARKNRGY
RAGING HELL BEAST
Why do you allow everyone in the Fullmetal Alchemist forum slander America for a business choice you made?

This post is awesome. America #1.
lol
No seriously, everyone should know that we don't try and manipulate content unless it's ToS or against forum rules.

Well why wouldn't it be against forum rules? It's a massive amount of harassment. We are all being called racist because you and Funimation decided they wanted more money.

I really don't know the specifics of what's going on in there. It's up to the moderation staff to keep order. Don't feed the trolls.
Narumi Misuhara
RAGING HELL BEAST
DARKNRGY
RAGING HELL BEAST
I'm not feeding the trolls neutral is this the best I can expect from a developer? Seriously?

Perhaps I could interest you in some Python scripts or some database scaling tips.

Perhaps you could, oh I dunno, do your job, or refer me to someone that will actually help me instead of being a troll?

As developers our responsibility is to write code for the site. We can't really address this particular issue as it is not our primary charge. If there is a safety violation please report the issue appropriately through our report system so our moderation and administration staff can take appropriate action.


biglanky14
Peppermint Pandah
Okai, okai, Imma try not to spazz out over here cuz, geez I'm talking to the Admins heart it's like talking to god haha jk jk. But I gots a question 4laugh

Soooo

1) Is anyone else having a problem with their Aquarium? It's like *place a fishie* five seconds later fishie decides to not exist. (I cannot place fish in my aquarium)

2) Why do the grunnies taunt me? I'm all like OMG RAINBOW GUNNY HEAD *click* 2 secs later *THIS GRANT ISN'T FOR YOU LOSER!

3) please excuse my noobish Avi, I'm savin up for my dream avi~

Hi Peppermint Pandah,

Thanks for posting!

1) Sounds like a few folks are having this issue. Have you posted in the Bug Reports forum? That would help make sure our devs know about the problem.

2) That's a gnarly little bug we're working on as we speak. The guys next to me are trying to fix it as I type smile


siskataya
BlazeEvilHolyGod
Uhm, evening staff, I hope your day has been going well. I know I have been impatient with this, but it has been over a month and nothing has happened with my hacking report, I have gotten an email back saying that once my number is picked they will start right away on it. Is there anyway this could be completed sooner? Also, Is there ever going to be a time where you can turn in gold for gc?

Heya BlazeEvilHolyGod!

Thanks for the post and letting us know about this issue! We're sorry that there was a delay in handling your original report - we don't normally take that long to reply to hacking and scamming reports, but sometimes mistakes happen. Our apologies for this!

Now, having said that, I've looked into the issue, and it looks like you originally filed a scamming report for your hacking situation. I know they may seem like the same form, but there are big differences! The hacking report form has more details you need to fill out, and helps us get more information about what might have happened. I see that you were asked to file a hacking report instead.

If you could please let me know via pm once that hacking report has been filed, I'll be happy to make sure it gets resolved for you,

Take care and hope to hear from you soon!
Sisky


biglanky14
MistressMinako
- The Golden Giftbox formula, to my knowledge, still goes unfixed. It calls for more components than the Cache formula. I would like to see the GG brought in-line with the Cache and Case.

- Thank you for giving swarf some time to put up the Easter event. I still would have liked to see the creme Sundae Sweets that was promised two years ago, especially since you stuck the mint Sundae Sweets in Alchemy. I would also like to see a release of Integrity, since the original point has been lost as Abuse is now a Kamila drop (I don't know how much control anyone here has over this though).

- Thank you for the green goo glitch removal on the Vampire Sound. However, Vampire Sound is still glitched in flash spaces.

- Will we be seeing more anime sponsorships? Is the new store going to be used for anything other than a cash shop double? Will we be getting knock-off items outside of RIGs/official sponsorships? Can I get the Duel Disk I've been requesting for the last 8 years once Saban finishes buying the rights to Yu-Gi-Oh?

Hi MistressMinako,

1) That's one of the things that is on our list of possible things to tweak, although we want to give the Cache change a little time so we can see the effect it's having.

2) Unfortunately I can't really speak to your points here, although we're happy Swarf was able to put it up too!

3) Thanks for the heads-up - I can pass the word along.

4) It's definitely possible you could see more anime partnerships. As for the new store, I'm not entirely sure. It might go away, or we might find a use for it after FMA is done. As for the other items, that gets out of my area smile


DARKNRGY
Leader Clair
abandoned_kitsune
yeah can u remove the dead account that haven't logged on in at most a year?

Gaia has said they never will since it would ******** up the servers.

That isn't correct. We don't remove accounts because the original owners could come back. I replied to Leader Clair and explained that we're taking steps right now to secure old and inactive accounts.


Lanzer
II_iMuddy_II
Thanks for the zOMG! Easter Event. That was fun.
Anyways, is it possible to stack some of the items such as recipe, enki catch, giftboxes, etc in trade? Recently, I bought over 100+ recipes, and you can probably imagine the amount of time it took. gonk
Is there any new anime going to be added to the Anime Player? If possible, can you please add Avatar the Legend of Korra?
Why is there an "Continue your last game" option, when after you click it you start a new bucket in Gaia Fishing!

Items that were not designed to be stackable can't be changed to stacked, but would it help if the item limit of a trade window is bigger?


DJ Helsing
The Assassin of Doom
What is the craziest thing you are thinking about doing willing to do on the Monthly video update?
EX: Dancing shirtless in font of the camera?

no idea we wing it as the ideas come in.

Have a list of crazy things you want to see me do then PM it to me I'll read it but no promises. And make a big list so i have alot to choose from smile


DJ Helsing
Tsuki_Kirkland
Tsuki_Kirkland
I have a question, is it possible that gaia will ever make an option where an individual user is able to turn off their ability to see the voting system/ vote tally and end the great voting system debate.

Also , will you be coming to A-kon this year?

Yes


siskataya
Mashed Potato Jones
siskataya
Ridley Starsmore
I got distracted looking up Disney Songs....

Which Disney songs?! *coughcoughLiloandStitchsoundtrackhopefullycoughcough*

- Sisky

Come on Sisky...everyone knows it's hotta unda da watta...Under da Sea!

Nah, I'm going back to Hawaii in June, so I'm rolling with Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride! Cannot wait to take my nephew back out for a go out biggrin

- Sisky
siskataya
Leader Clair
Now you've gone and made me want to listen to Lilo and Stitch songs. emotion_donotwant

Aloha e aloha e
'Ano 'ai ke aloha e!

Hehehe! ^__^

- Sisky
siskataya
Yeata Zi
So, like, mostly Elvis?

I can get behind that.

Elvis too! biggrin

Sisky


codemonkey37179
eeech
I was wondering where is Panagrammic? I don't really have a question to ask him. I just like him is all.

Physically he is on the other side of the building. He has been heading up a new project. You can PM him, if you'd like.


biglanky14
Xithios
Hello! 1st time doing this!

1) Will the guilds ever receive any more updates to them, like the ability to delete multiple threads, delete unused subforums, embed videos or use the treasury for something other than announcements?

2) Exactly how many equip-able items are on gaia?

3) Any plans to add any other games that use the tokens?

4) Why so many aquarium items in dumpster dive?

Hi Xithios,

Thanks for joining us!

1) We'd like to make some improvements to Guilds at some point, but right now we don't have the resources to do so. Hopefully we'll be able to at some point in the future.

2) There are tons - tens and tens of thousands.

3) In the short-term, probably not, although again we'd like to add some more over time.

4) I guess those are just what people are choosing to dump in there.


biglanky14
Shirlox
Last week I asked who wanted some art. You were the only one who replied.
I finished this a day after you asked, but school work got me all busy and stuff.
I saw the announcement for today's ATA and realized I needed to give you your free sketch! emotion_awesome

Hope you like it and that all the other staff get jealous of how strong you are.

User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

You......are........the.......BEST!!!!! Thanks! smile
biglanky14
This also gives me hope that I can get those washboard abs by eating hot dogs!


biglanky14
Zolcrailtis
Hello there, admins! I want to ask.

Can it be possible if the inventory arranger could be made better? For example. The equip part of it. I and many others would love if we could have different tabs for it, like in the normal avatar dress up. It would make it a whole lot better to organize the equip part. It's a hassle having all the items together, head items, accessories, tops, bottoms, shoes, items, animated items. Especially with a big inventory. Please, I hope this would be put into consideration. It would be a big help.

Hopefully, I wasn't too confusing.

Hi Zolcrailtis,

Yup, this is something that we'd like to do as well. I don't think we'll get to it in the near future, but hopefully at some point down the road.


codemonkey37179
hegei
codemonkey37179
my question is when i go to comment someone on their profile when i switch the emotes option i always get these for a display " exclaim " instead of the actual image is there a way you can fix this ~previous post pages back had been overlooked~

I'm not sure why you quoted me on this. Forums are not my forte.


DJ Helsing
Constipator
is there going to be a celebrity snare revival?
also what are the chances of doing another anime collab?

celeb snair is not in the current plans

with regards to the other question...very good wink


carbonphyber
Leader Clair
abandoned_kitsune
yeah can u remove the dead account that haven't logged on in at most a year?

Gaia has said they never will since it would ******** up the servers.

Our Admin team will be happy to remove all personal/sensitive information from your account and disable it. Please file a support ticket using the "contact us" form.
trezoid
If removing a number from the "user" database broke anything the devs would be doing things very very wrong. It's trivial to do without breaking anything to the point where it's taught in first year college level db classes.

If you have a single database with high data integrity (all fields are appropriately foreign-keyed) on a single Database server, then yes - it's trivial to remove a single record and all correlated data. This is not the case with Gaia. If you want to learn more about databases, I wouldn't mind explaining this to you.

Please let's leave the ATA for questions about the current events on the site.


codemonkey37179
iFLYYi
IDK if im late but umm i keep in seeing gigantic diedriches around the sit and when i click on them they say grant error and it'sANNOYING!!!!!

Is is being fixed at this moment.


Lanzer
The Second Choumaru
Last week I posted this, and only had one Mod respond to it.
I want to hear from other Mods, Admins, Devs, Artist, and normal users.

"I have concerns for Gaia's future. I been on Gaia since 2004, I have seen many changes to Gaia as result. There is probably one thing I notice in particular, The Users. I few years back when I quit Gaia Online the current number of users online was always around 125,000 when it was at it busiest time of day, but now it's only 25,000. You have lost 4/5 of your members and didn't gain enough new members back to even put a dent in that loss. I

So as a result you are force to make more items for the Cash Shop to support the site, since with less members comes less profit. So I know you made more cash items, to earn more money . Sadly this caused huge amount of inflation on a extramural scale. It's kinda remind me how after WWI the German Marks became so worthless, the paper they were printed on was worth more.

Do you have any plans or strategies for gaining more members? As well as cutting cost to reduce the inflation of the current marketplace problem?

Like I said in the beginning I have been a member on this site for long time now. I've seen user's come and go as well as features come and go as well. Gaia was the first place I didn't feel like an outcast. It allowed me to be who I am. It was the first place I "came out" and met my Boyfriend on here nearly five years ago who I currently live with. I met so many friends, some so close we still talk daily over the phone. I am worried for the other outcast not having the same chance as I did."

The highest number of online users aren't was it was, but Gaia constantly have a lot of new users joining every month, and the fact that any website would go through a time where after so many years the number of of people leaving and joining the site will equalize. We're still happy that there are so many users on Gaia and dedicate our time on making features and events consistently.

Inflation was a problem with gold being granted. Purchasing a cash shop item would not make things more expensive, infact, if more of an item is being purchased, then there would be more of that item in the marketplace and the price would go down. We've tried in various places to deduct gold through gold sink or taxes, but Gaians really oppose to such ideas.

We'll continue to focus on what make us who we are, and focus on making a great place to hangout. But that's on the feature side. Ultimately, we still need to work on making things more affordable, and allowing users to obtain items otherwise.


biglanky14
Deep Dark Desire
Oh one last thing s'il tu plait? I'm quite sure that should my avatar become featured anytime soon that you can be expecting some massive gold coming from this way wink (That's right, we're talking at MOST 1/2k)

LOL - bribery is always a good strategy.


DJ Helsing
Sayania
It says your a developer. :3 Do you actually deal with code? If so, what languages do you know? And if you do deal with code, got any tips for a programmer in training?

Also, do you own any cats? If so, got a suggestion for how to wear them out? One of mine keeps waking me up, making me sleep deprived.

Also, not sure if you remember, but one of my friends at Ohayocon one year accidentally shot you in the neck with the nerf gun when trying to shoot a Red Bull off your head. It wasn't this year's, but last years(not Jan 2012, but 2011). How bad did that hurt? We actually were laughing so hard from that, sorry if it hurt though.

I dont do direct development of the site I do all sorts of other stuff

Im deathly alergic to cats so keep them away!

Yea well thats the hazard of being on the other side of a nerf gun smile


siskataya
Rather Tasty
Good evening, Gaia Admins.
No complaints on this end. In the job world, I find that people only usually get complaints, and it is very seldom that one is rewarded for their hard work. I would like to thank all those who work at Gaia very much for creating a fulfilling, fun, and imaginative social site. Keep doing your amazing work, and be expecting me-

-Regards,
Rather Tasty

Awwww, thanks for the nice words biggrin We're glad you love it here. Keep being your amazing self !

- Sisky


biglanky14
Gossun
Hello and good afternoon, Admins~

I've recently been flamed by someone on an alternate account and I had a few questions on the reporting process. o: Um um um, first off, do I need to keep the profile comment (as opposed to deleting it) for the moderators to view it? And... a few of my friends also reported the person, so will that affect anything?
Thank you~

Hi Gossun,

Nope - once you report it we'll get an automatically generated record of it so that the mods can take a look.

The number of people that reported something doesn't really affect the potential action taken against them, so doing it once should suffice. Thanks!


ubermegAtrOn
The broken, bloated Diedrich heads should be fixed now.


codemonkey37179
Boltohn
Lanzer
Boltohn
Hello Gaia Staff I have a few questions pertaining to one of the games/hangouts on the site. Do you-

1. Plan on updating the Rally racing game aspect in the future with more tracks.

2.Expect to be adding new vehicles for rally, like Motorcycles, Mounts, Etc...

3. If you plan on adding said vehicles, make a competition for people to submit types of vehicles to put it in. (Personally would like the bike from Akira)

I hope I get some feedback! Thanks guys!

Our focus is on the new Towns update right now, but if we are to work on the Rally game, then we might very well implement another game. Other types of cars would be fun too, just need to make sure they not only work in Towns but also inside the Rally game.

New update like you're adding more to it like a city or streets, or like updating the flash space etc.... so it runs smoother

We are updating it to run smoother, and making each areas unique. Each town, Durem, Gambino, etc. will (eventually) be represented in the new towns.


biglanky14
Soul of Kyr
Ok Admins....My Questions are:
1. When will we EVER get long double pigtailed hair in any color that is not white,red,pink or blue?? People like other colors you know!! Like Purple or Green or Orange.

2. What is up with all the quoting of NPC's in Events lately?? The spam is becoming somewhat annoying,especially for those of us who run contest threads during events.

3. I am tired of all the facebook stuff on Gaia,everything seems to want you to connect to a facebook account....well eff that. I will never have a facebook account,so please STOP ushing facebook.

Hi Soul of Kyr,

1) I dunno - definitely possible unless our artists have permanent grudges against other colors.

2) A lot of people participate in those events, and seem to enjoy it. But we are putting some thought into how we can limit their effect on "legitimate" threads.

3) Hopefully you'll enjoy the fact that very soon we'll be adding a version of Monster Galaxy to Gaia where you don't have to use your FB account to play.


biglanky14
Shirlox
Quick question:

In the past month and a half 2 items of mine have been sold on the market but I never received the gold. I sent in a general account inquiry about it but never heard back, that was about a month ago. I'd just like to know if I'm ever going to see that 300k I was supposed to get. emotion_awesome

Hi Shirlox,

PM Siskataya about this - she might be able to take a look at this. Thanks!


biglanky14
Neo_Moonlight
Aaaah! I have a question for you. I really want to know if I can do this but... am I allowed to take your GaiaOnline avatars and animate them? Like, make them blink and move? (But I still credit you?) You can see my Gaia Profile for examples... :S If it's not okay, I'll take it down immediately!

Thanks,
neo_moonlight

Hi Neo,

In general we're fine with people taking Gaia-based stuff and putting their own twist on them. It only really becomes a problem if it's being used for something inappropriate, or it's being sold in mass-market type of way.


Lanzer
Sasune
Hey thanks for making the changes to the caches, can you tell us what the odds are of each colored bag? Also can you please make the Alchemist's Case easier to craft? It costs four times as many components, yet it's not worth it when you can craft four caches and sell those, then buy a Alchemist's Case. And can you do the same thing you did with caches to the cases? I'd like some element of choice with the cases.

As you can imagine, the gold and platinum ones are much harder to get, though the actual odds are still being adjusted as we monitor the need and market price. We don't know about the Alchemist Case yet, but I'll definitely look into it.


biglanky14
Nyowpotopop
So I have two questions of a somewhat serious nature;

Can we get more mods in the Minishops forum? I am finding myself in a bit of a situation that I somewhat resent. A while back a friend and I started a joint shop where we were doing some fanart in poses similar to the original poses of the characters involved but were clearly our own, unique pieces because they were templated lineart and the originals were sprite sheets. A few people came in and complained, caused a lot of drama, and the thread got shut down as breaking Gaia's Minishops ToS for use of copywritten images without permission within a week.

Now, a couple years later, I find this rule being violated EVERYWHERE far more blatently. I find shops that have art so close to the original versions I can't tell it apart. Especially for styles such as My Little Pony, Adventure Time, and other easy-to-draw cartoons. People who draw fanart (and I'm not talking about making avatars into it but characters from the series) or use bases in the styles are everywhere. Further more, when I report them I never see anything done about them! I have been waiting a month for a shop selling nearly pixel-perfect MLP ripoffs that I reported to be taken down. Does it now take drama and a fight in a thread to get it taken down for ToS violations? Or could I rightfully re-start my own shop and expect the moderators to NOT take it down this time?
Not to mention the atrocity that is Personalized Graphics. I counted on the front page alone half the shops that were using graphics from professionally taken photos of celebrities for things like magazines, movies, and news reports.... These were pictures just snatched off of the first few pages of Google for chrissakes! If I went through the first 10 pages of shops in Personalized graphics and reported every ToS violation I'd be reporting 50 shops. And almost NONE of them give brush and texture credits. It's now commonly considered perfectly acceptable to pull whatever image you want off of Google to use in your personalized graphics shop. I'd happily report them all were it not for my fear of falling into the category of "abusing the report system" for reporting 50 shops! And I doubt many of them would be pulled.

The second thing I'd like to address is if you guys have any plans to change the <3</3 system. It's becoming a common problem for trolls to gather mule accounts and friends to mass-downvote topics. I saw a charity today that had dropped from a rating of 118 to 86 in a matter of a few hours thanks to this sort of thing. I've experienced similar acts in my own threads and I'm not alone. I know of absolutely no one who likes this rating system better and dozens of people who absolutely hate it. The whole thing has just become a way for people to troll anonymously and bring people down. In fact if you have a troll on your tail for whatever reason you can frequently find a topic that has nothing but reserved posts and a rating of -5 without any content. There was even a period in time when people were selling downvotes in the services forum and you could buy up to 20 downvotes from a single shop!
I'd like to personally suggest the ability to simply turn off the voting system on your own individual topics to stop trolling. But there's tons of other ideas out there and I know lots of people for whom it has become a big problem... And I'd love to see some sort of change come to it.

Hi Nyowpotopop,

Don't worry about falling into the Abuse of the Report button category for reporting violating content like that. That's basically just used when someone is repeatedly and maliciously reporting non-violating content to try to get the person in trouble without reason.

For the second part, we are looking into a couple of options. Not sure what we'll land on, but it's more likely we'll use some sort of ranking system so that it still factors Up and Down votes in so that good content is easy to find, but isn't as "trollable" as the current setup.


Lanzer
Castiel Lover
Is there any news about the lite fish? Is anything going to be changed and fixed?

The problems with Lite Fish:
- Too many of them being granted through DD and DC.
- Fish not dying fast enough for how many are being spammed into our inventories.
- Drops are worthless because they only drop unwanted tank decoration items (that are also being spammed into our inventories from DD and DC).
- They aren't being used to their full potential, which would be for Alchemy purposes.

This is not just my opinion. It is basically everyone's opinion. Please respond this time? emotion_bigheart


I'll change the payout again, hopefully it'll balance things out. As for the fishes themselves, we'll have gold sell back price so that everyone can let go of their extra fishes. We'll keep looking into changing the payout, as we continue to improve on alchemy.


biglanky14
asedc
hello admins and devs and modss, how are all of you tonight ^ ^

wondering if any of you went to the cherry blossom festival in japan town smile

Unfortunately I didn't, but that would've been cool to see!


codemonkey37179
Solemn Edelweiss
Leader Clair
Solemn Edelweiss
One more question [and last]:
Are people outside the US ever going to be allowed to shop from Mecha Neko?

Gaia would most likely need permission/sponsorships to allow tha.t

To me it just feels a bit unfair.
I'm a greek person leaving in the UK and im not allowed to access the shop from either countries...

I feel your pain. I'm not allowed to access a lot of things from bbc.co.uk !


DARKNRGY
Yeata Zi
Man, y'all.

I just made the most delicious fried rice.

Have you tried any new recipes recently?

My girlfriend made a Tilapia thing with parmesan, citrus, and some other things last night. It was boss. Served nice and hot over rice with some fresh green beans.


DARKNRGY
Nilla
Not a rant or complaint or anything. I just wanna thank you all, admins, developers, coders, designers and your chefs xD for making Gaia my home. I know you all do so much and so little time but I think with all the stuff going on, I truly believe you all need a pat on the back. This is the only forum I have ever been this long on and I plan to stay and support it for as long as Gaia remains. Thanks and hope you all are enjoying your new week! ^__^

A big fat <3 to you!!! Thanks mrgreen


DARKNRGY
Drakonnela
Why the selling of Gaia Cash Cards is not in Puerto Rico? Here in Puerto Rico there's a lot of Gaia players that will love to buy them.

Our provider (InComm) currently doesn't support Puerto Rico. It's difficult to find a provider that supports all areas and supports everything we need and is competitive. Sorry! neutral


Lanzer
Thank you for joining us for this week's ATA! Have a great week and we'll see you again next Monday!


biglanky14
Thanks everyone for joining us today! As always, we're sorry that we couldn't get to every question posted - there are a lot more of you than of us smile

Hopefully we'll see you again here next week!
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
April 30th

Lanzer
Constipated Trillionaire
Lanzer
Hello everyone!

It's been a week since the the last Alchemy changes. Hope components had been easier to obtain overall. Please let us know if the change had been positive and other areas of improvements.

The Avengers movie is coming out this weekend! Anyone excited over the movie?

Welcome to the ATA thread!

Really need to work on the formula side of things now, formula prices(especially crafted component formulas) are rapidly climbing in price.

Just not enough out there to compensate for the higher demand due to the cache fix.


Got it. We'll look into it definitely. Thanks for the feedback


Panagrammic
We've been giving sneak peeks of our upcoming fantasy game at the conventions and, most recently, in the last Dev Meat, but we're close enough to beta that we wanted to start showing a sneak peek to a wider audience -- accordingly, we decided to show it in the ATA so that you could get a better sense of some of the exciting things that are coming up. Both of you.

We'll be gradually releasing details over the next month or two, but it's basically a free-to-play, high fantasy game, centered around PvP (but with a PvE component for those of you who would just prefer to play against the computer, and an entire story / campaign if that's your hankering). It is NOT an MMO.

To get the big news out of the way: this game will be available on Gaia first. After some time in closed beta, it'll be available in an open beta on Gaia so that we can tune the game and incorporate user feedback; afterwards, we'll make it available on both Gaia and Facebook. You will not need a Facebook account to play it. (We aren't sure yet whether Gaia members will be able to challenge Facebook users, yet -- we're still figuring that out).

The visuals are pretty amazing -- JK and the rest of our creative team have really outdone themselves -- so we wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of the types of creatures that you'll encounter in this fantastic world. Our apologies for the poor conversion on some of these videos -- they look about 10x better when you're actually playing the game.

Demons:




Dragons:




Kingdom:




More information in the upcoming weeks!


Uncle Kenny
Crystal Sparda
Hey... whee Only one gaia-related question from me this week!

FFFFFFUUUUU, I only have 1094 GC and want the REI bundle! DX
Gimme dat recolor!

Is it possible to request to be featured avi on a certain day? emotion_kirakira

Totally off-beat, but what would be your favorite part of a water park?
Eg: regular water slides, slides that take you under water, wave pool, lazy rivers, etc.
I'm going to Aquatica tomorrow, since it is getting so warm here in FL!

Lazy river over everything else, no contest.
siskataya
Steep and fast slides that make you go vrooooooooooom....SPLASH! :0
Zero Omega
Crystal Sparda
...
Is it possible to request to be featured avi on a certain day? emotion_kirakira
...

PMs get sent out when we select someone for the featured avatar, so that would be your time to ask. We can review your request from there.


Panagrammic
Starshine
Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for fixing the Gaia app! It's so much more convenient for me than the phone's inbuilt browser.

I have passed along your thanks to ania1899. biggrin


Harbinger of Pandamonium
gum disease
Will we have some more QTD's (Quote Transmitted Diseases) soon?

I love them. :c <3

Maybe. ninja


biglanky14
Mashed Potato Jones
biglanky14
Mashed Potato Jones
Hey there Admin, Developers, Artists, and how can I forget everyone's favorite...biglanky! How has your past week been? I hope all is well.

I don't have anything new this week...website wise that is. I did make the switch from iPhone to Android...again. I might have a smartphone addiction...oh well. I just know I'm in love with my Galaxy Nexus...

By the way...is the ATA date wrong?

Hey MPJ,

Lanzer apparently has trouble with dates smile

Haha, well we all are, after all, only human. Everyone makes mistakes. How have you been, biglanky?

Not too shabby, not shabby at all. Just trying to keep my head above water like everyone else smile

How about you?


siskataya
scullylam

and uh, can't think of any other questions right now but you know, it is the anniversary of zomg dev meets today so maybe it would be cool if you all (hq and staff) have a party on zomg sometime today? wink

Hiya Scully - good to see you around! Happy, erm, Meetiversary?! Hope it's a fun time for you biggrin

- Sisky


biglanky14
.~.Lady_Aji.~.
Evening, staff.

- Dev notices for when DMS is open to the public: When can we expect this to be implemented?

- I think the thread subscriptions page could use an update. Could you give users the ability to organize their subscribed threads using some kind of folder system? I was thinking folders that we could label. For example, if somebody is subscribed to a lot of GCD threads, that user could store them in a folder labeled "GCD." A bunch of SF threads could be stored in a folder labeled "SF." You get the idea.

Hi Lady Aji,

I don't know on either count. I'll ask the team about the dev notices, but I can't promise you anything about them.

The folders idea is pretty cool, but we may not be able to get to it for awhile. There's a lot of stuff that we're trying to tackle in the meantime, but it can definitely go on the list.


Lanzer
Babymetal Monochrome
1: Can we please get more frequent, and bigger updates to the gold shops every month? It's not fair that the cash shop gets more frequent updates, and now the cash items in total (according to Tektek) outnumber the gold shop items, which are mostly recolors, in the first place.

2: Can Rig Lists, Fanthreads, ect. get their own subforum, if they can't be moved to Gaia Guides and resources; since that's technically where they belong?

3: Can we get a hint on what the next CrosStitch theme will be?

4: Dark Reflection Sequel. When?

5: We've seen enough of Rigel and Mintaka to last a lifetime. How about more Saiph and Hatsya?

We're trying to have more gold shop updates though they remain to be sporadic, we try to have as big of an update as we can given the time we got.

I'll check in with the mod team on that.

That has yet to be decided. What would you want it to be?

No plans yet, but I'll keep asking.


codemonkey37179
Leader Clair
I don't really have any Gaia related questions currently, so I'll just ask random questions.

What is your favorite food?

Thai Panang Chicken. Yum!

Big Lanky asked everybody today at lunch, if we could choose our last meal what would it be. So I had the answer ready!


Zero Omega
Qyp
Zero Omega
Qyp
Hello Admins!

How are you all?

I'm about to fall asleep. emotion_zzz

Oh dear, hard day?

Up late. gonk

Zero Omega
Qyp
Zero Omega
Qyp
Come on Zero, go to bed at 2am, not 5am.

I go to bed at 1-2am. gonk

Ahahahaha!

I guess you should go at midnight then. Why up so late anyway?

No reason whatsoever actually. gonk
Zero Omega
Qyp
Zero Omega
Qyp
That is no good... bad adult!

gonk emo

Be more responsible!

NEVARRRRRRR! scream I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys 'R Us kid!
Zero Omega
biglanky14
Slacker

HATE YOU FOREVER! scream gonk crying


biglanky14
OoNeko_kittyoO
biglanky14
OoNeko_kittyoO
Good evening gaia admins,staff, and developers,etc. ^-^ I just have one question for this round of ATA. my question is about aquarium booty grab. this maybe a kinda dumb question but when we have others play on our tanks and we earn some gold too when they play off our tanks how is it considered us earning the gold? unless we are the one playing the tank. it isant really anything drastic i was just wondering was all. anyways i hope you are and continue to have a fabulous day today,and thank you so much for your time. emotion_bigheart

Hi OoNeko_kittyoO,

You definitely earn the gold b/c you've stocked the aquarium with fish and decorations that make it attractive to play. One of the original ideas of aquariums was that you'd get rewarded for those efforts (i.e. you make gold when others play your tank), so that's why it works that way.

oh ok that make sense. lol my bad i didn't really think of it that way. i just thought filling it with fish and decorations was mostly everyone want a awsome looking tank. and i didn't really look how we the tank owner earned the gold. that is awsome. oh i have another question how come the lite fish dont glow or do anything for booty grab?

Lite fish are expressly meant to be decorative, which is why we give out so many of them. Only the fish from Phin Phang will trigger Booty Grab.


Uncle Kenny
Kennsie
Why did you guys get rid of OMGPOP? I was addicted to balloono. :'(

This unfortunately is something we were forced to do as a result of Zynga acquiring OMGPOP. Our agreements with them to host the games on our site were nullified at that point so we had to remove them. sad
Zero Omega
OMGPOP was swallowed up by another company and the request was put in to take them down, sorry about that. We're trying to see if there are other games we can bring on!
Uncle Kenny
Qyp
You think Zynga will want to reopen the agreement?

From what I know of it, they're focusing mainly on developing their own platform for games and releases so I'd guess it's unlikely. Anything can happen though!


siskataya
Owlie
siskataya
Castiel Lover
Hello, all.
Thanks for constantly working hard to make Gaia better. It may be hard to see on the user end, but we (or at least I) know you are hard at work.

PS: Any chance of more of those real life "advertise gaia in public places" competitions from a few years back?

You are most welcome - thanks for the nice feedback. We are always working to make Gaia a more fun, exciting, and better place for everyone! ^^

As for the "advertise Gaia in public places" question - yes, we are going to be bringing this back! If you feel so inclined already, please feel free to go ahead and do something and send us a picture to let us know! We'd love to see it 3nodding

- Sisky

What about a contest for "advertise zOMG! in public places"? whee

Sure, why not? If you zOMG! fans want to do this, we can certainly put something together. Can you pm me after this and remind me? This just goes so fast things can get lost ! @__@

Sisky


biglanky14
Scobre
Hi again admins, mods, and other gaia staff.

1) Can the stuck glitch be fixed in zOMG!? It occurs daily.
2) Can the free times of dms be posted in the zOMG! login again?
3) Will the zOMG! NPC Marshall ever appear at a gaiaonline event?

Hi Scobre!

Do you mind PMing those suggestions to Swarf? He's not actively working on it, but he's helping set the priority of the bugs we're fixing, so these are good for him to know (if he doesn't already). Thanks!


biglanky14
Destrius
Since the Sainte Ciel storyline features lesbians, is there going to be a EI storyline featuring some gay guys? biggrin

Hi Destrius,

We're sworn to secrecy about EI plots smile


Panagrammic
Aryn
What's the air speed velocity of an African swallow? Just thought I'd throw that out there... >>;

Laden or unladen?


codemonkey37179
THE ULTIMATE DOOM
codemonkey37179
THE ULTIMATE DOOM
Now that OMGPOP games are gone, what's your next step and how long will we have to wait for new games?

Not sure. I'd like to make some similar games in-house, which means Gaia would own them and we wouldn't have to worry about losing them. If it did happen, I can't see any sooner than the fall. We have a lot of projects all through the summer.
could you please consider bringing back pool and perhaps add poker?

I'll consider it. I'll consider anything. I'm not sure it will even happen yet, just a matter of what time I would have to do it. Towns 2.0 right now is taking up a lot of my time.


Lanzer
Castiel Lover
Hello, all.

Wondering if there are any changes in store for the lite fish and abundance of them and other aquarium items.

Also wondering how soon or how long we can expect to wait until we see more formulas being released. Is the data really that difficult that it takes a lot of studying to see that there is a huge lack of formulas?

Thanks for constantly working hard to make Gaia better. It may be hard to see on the user end, but we (or at least I) know you are hard at work.

PS: Any chance of more of those real life "advertise gaia in public places" competitions from a few years back?

The payout for aquarium lite fishes had changed last week, sorry I forgot to send out a dev notice. Perhaps having a sellback price on the items will help?

We're looking into formulas as that's definitely something we wish to improve upon.

Thanks for the input. I'll talk to DJ Helsing to see what other RL events we can come up with.


Zero Omega
Shanyume
When you submit a report/ dispute. What is an appropriate amount of time to wait for a response?

Or how much time should lapse before I should resend the report again?

There is no real average due to the fact that every report queue has a different wait time (traffic in the forum/reports, difficulty of reports, etc). If you could send me a PM with the report ID or the time you reported it I can investigate it for you.


siskataya
Dovahkiin-Dragonborn
Do the forum moderators get paid in gold and/or actual currency?

Heya! Thanks for the great question. Moderators for Gaia don't get real-world currency, but they can earn Gaia gold to spend on site.

Be well ^^
Sisky


biglanky14
midou108
what do we do with the achivement points?

Hi midou108,

They're there to give people a way to show off their level of activity on the site, and for others to see who's been around for awhile. It's basically a mini-reputation system - anyone can buy certain items if they have enough resources and look good right off the bat. But achievement points can only be earned through activity, so it's one way that people can show off their longevity.


Narumi Misuhara
d3vil ray
why yall haven't open the macys shop in holloywood?

it's a sponsored shop, it only open when a sponsorship wishes to use it.


Zero Omega
cute_prince04
HELLO ADMINS

THIS IS MY LAST ATTEMPT TO TRY AND SPEAK TO YOU GUYS AND HOPE THINGS WORK OUT. MY TRADING PASS HAS BEEN DISABLED FOR OVER TWO MONTHS NOW I DONT KNOW WHY. I THINK IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE AMOUNT OF TIMES I TRADED BACK AND FOURTH IN ONE DAY I DONT KNOW ANY OTHER HORRIFC THING I COULD HAVE DONE. I AM VERY SORRY IF I DID THAT TO GET IT DISABLED BUT PLEASE HELP ME.

I HAVE BEEN ON GAIA FOR OVER THREE YEARS AND AM A VERY DEDICATED GAIAN OR USED TO BE UNTIL NOW. I BOUGHT ALOT OF GAIA CASH AND HAVE LOVED TO SELL THINGS AND BUY BUT UNFORTUNALEY I CANT ANYMORE AND DUE TO THAT MY LOVE FOR GAIA IS FADING. I ALSO USED TO BELIVE IN YOU GAIAN STAFF ALOT FOR BEING THERE FOR US FELLOW GAIA PLAYERS BUT I GUESS I WAS WRONG BECASUE THIS MIGHT BE THE FIFTH PERSON I AM BEGGIN FOR HELP FROM. MY MOM IS VERY UPSET SHE HAS WANTED TO TRY AND CONTACT YOU GUYS BUT HAD NO NUMBER WE HAVE PAID ALOT FOR THIS AND SHE WANTS ME TO QUIT GAIA IF THIS CANT BE RESOLVED. I HAVE BEEN VERRY HURT AND CANT DO ANYTHING ON GAIA BECASUE OF THE TRADING PASS DISABLITY. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME GET IT BACK AND RESOLVE THE ISSUE FAST I CAN NO LONGER TRY TO START A NEW ACCOUNT BECASUE THIS IS MY VETERAN ACCOUNT THREE YEARS AND RUNNING. I HAVE MADE TOO MUCH OF THIS ACCOUNT TO LET IT GO. I HOPE YOU GUYS CAN HELP ASAP OR MY ONLY CHOICE WILL BE TO QUIT.
-PRINCE/LOYAL GAIAN/VETERAN/HONEST PERSON

Sorry about that Prince, that's my fault. I meant to bump up that case but got busy with things, I'll add this to my to-do list.


Lanzer
Kiwirar
When can we get a black laptop item?
And
Legend of Korra sponsor, is it possible?

Back laptop? No love for apple products? smile

It's definitely possible, though we'll need to see if Nick TV want to advertise online.


Zero Omega
yukikoyuma
biglanky14
yukikoyuma
Is there any chance of a new avatar type? Like a skinny boy and a pudgy girl? A lot of cosplays would look better if they had different avatar types.. But would that be too much work? D:

Hi yukikoyuma,

Thanks for joining us! Honestly it would be a ton of work, b/c all our items are designed for this particular type, and as you add variations, it means that the amount of time/effort required to create items goes up proportionally. However, that doesn't mean we'd never do it. Maybe it'd be something where certain items are only available for certain avatars - I have no idea. But we'd never rule it out for sure.

Thanks for the reply. smile Also.. I'd really love to become an admin.. What would it take since I've never had a job before..?

You can find some information about applying for positions on Gaia at this link:
http://corp.gaiaonline.com/

Hope that helps!


Zero Omega
midou108
why did u get rid of OMGPOP
i loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooved it!!!!

We had to take it down at the request of the company. They were bought by another company and we were no longer allowed to host the games. We're trying to find new games to replace them with!


Panagrammic
CANDYisSEXEY
why dosent gaia work with google chrome?

It does? Chrome is my default browser now, and it seems to work fine. What in particular doesn't work for you?
biglanky14
Hi CANDYisSEXEY,

It should - that's the browser I use almost exclusively smile

Are you getting errors?


siskataya
Misaki Miu
Dear Admins,
Do you like...Waffles? heart

Yes, very much! Sadly, I cannot have traditional waffles anymore as my diet restricts them. Happily, I *can* make them out of coconut flour - yum! <3

- Sisky


codemonkey37179
ABGirl
I really enjoyed the last round of housing updates, and was curious as to when you plan to add new items. Any time soon (please say yes!)? It would be awesome if you added one (or a few) items each month to The Faktori.


I just checked with Pepper-Tea and she has some artwork that I can turn into furniture in the next couple of weeks. I'll put it on my (long) list of things to do.


biglanky14
slapthefatcat2
The inventory arranger. When will it be updated? Obviously, you guys already know of it needing to be changed. And what are you planning to change with it? Also, are there any plans to make guilds more popular?

Hi slapthefatcat2,

It's on our list of projects to do. The biggest issue is that to improve it the way we want to would take a TON of work, which means we couldn't do other stuff in the meantime. So far we've decided that it was more important for us to do other things, but it's certainly on the radar.


Zero Omega
Seductive Strawberries
Zero Omega
Seductive Strawberries
I've been wanting to become a moderator for awhile.
My friend said that it was just rude to report someone for them breaking a rule when instead you can just have them change it.
If I can't get the reports in, because I'm not wanting to offend my friend, how else am I suppose to become a mod in the future?

Unfortunately that's a decision you're going to have to make. We do require users who want to apply to have 100 reports, that is a basic requirement that you need before we can open up the app. gonk

Oh that sucks. :c I guess I'll have to start reporting people then.
it would give me something to do, I'm always lurking barton town.
So I'll just have to start reporting some of the naughty things I see.
(Though If I do see to much naughtyness, I report them anyway.)
Edit;; how do you know how many reports you have done?

When you try to apply it will tell you how many reports you've done.


Lanzer
slapthefatcat2
The inventory arranger. When will it be updated? Obviously, you guys already know of it needing to be changed. And what are you planning to change with it? Also, are there any plans to make guilds more popular?

Our flash devs are working on the new Towns so might not be a while until we look at the arranger, but I'm sure the wait will be worth it.

We definitely want to improve on Guilds too. That'll take some time also. We'll let you know as soon as we start work on it.


biglanky14
Creamy Smooth
LOOOL I rarely participate in these, but what kind of games do you have in mind for replacements of OMGpop?
I'm seein the Avengers next week with my bff- yay!

Hi Creamy Smooth,

We've got a couple of things we've made that should be coming down the pipe soon (MoGa which doesn't require Facebook, and the game that Panagrammic teased on the first page of this thread). We're looking at other partners that could provide games as well.


DJ Helsing
mudchueary
Hello gaia admins surprised would there be participation of gaia in a Puerto Rico anime convention anytime in the future. emotion_kirakira They have one in the university near my house, but I will go to the other end of the island if I have to

We don't plan on officially attending any events in Puerto Rico at this time BUT you can always have them PM me and i can definately send them prize support and other goodies.


Uncle Kenny
[-Erik-]
Why can't I get into the Anime store?

Not that I want to buy something from there, but still, it bugs me.

The company we worked with for the partnership, FUNimation, only has the rights to sell content within the U.S. As a result, the item being sold has to be only available to U.S. members and locking the shop to only U.S. was the quickest and easiest way we could do that within our time constraints.


biglanky14
Drevial
Hello hello.

I just had a quick question, I'm not sure if it has been answered before...

Do you plan on removing the Like/Dislike button for threads? I know it may sound silly, but it can be a bit disheartening when people down vote your thread.

Thank you!

Hi Drevial,

We're looking at some alternatives, such as a ranking system that wouldn't be as explicit as the way it is now, but would still help users find the good stuff (as voted on by others). I don't we'll have anything in the super-short term, but we could later on this year.


biglanky14
Dr Null
How often does Gaia hire new employees?
Are you always accepting apps?

Hi Dr Null,

There's no real set schedule - we basically hire when we have a need to fill. There are a couple of openings right now if you want to wander over to our careers page and have a look. And if you have awesome skills and you can convince us we need you even if we don't have an explicit opening, send one along anyway!


biglanky14
Merumiharu
biglanky14
Merumiharu
Hi Lanky! heart heart heart

Thats not a question: Hi lanky? heart heart heart

Hello?

(Is it me you're looking for?)

Always, in a not creepy way.

Is there any other way?


Lanzer
Baeu
If interest in zOMG starts to increase, will updates restart?

There's a possibility, it all depends on the numbers. But meanwhile we'll continue to fix bugs and aim for other updates.


Zero Omega
Knight Yoshi
Zero Omega
Knight Yoshi
Alright, first thing's first. The Art Shop forum has in the rules
Quote:
Obtain permission to alter art:
For example, if you receive lineart that you wish to have colored, you must obtain the permission of the artist before modifying their work.

The context is unclear. Is it stating the person who created the art or the user who is purchasing the art?

Because it was asked in the Q&A forum if a user could have somebody modify art that was made by another user. And one reply was no, because they do not have copyrights. However, the Art Shop forum is "work for hire". Which means:
Quote:
(b) Works Made for Hire. — In the case of a work made for hire, the employer or other person for whom the work was prepared is considered the author for purposes of this title, and, unless the parties have expressly agreed otherwise in a written instrument signed by them, owns all of the rights comprised in the copyright.

http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap2.html

So according to copyright laws, the user purchasing the art is the author of it, and as such has all the copyrights. As in the artist who drew it retains no rights, unless expressly stated, as in licensing or other means.

This either needs to be revised or clarified to prevent confusion. Because from what I can tell, people who create the art feel that they have copyrights to it. Which they do not, because there is no licensing agreement stated (usually, some users might state they retain the rights). But by default unless stated when purchasing something, the buyer is the one who has all the rights.


Secondly. The Current profile template has a glitch. When a user removes all the elements from the page, and there's a custom or media element that gets removed as well, it removes the ID from the database, this removes the ID from the element. However, there's a script that places all the elements back on the profile. Which causes the user to not be able to remove the element, because there's no DB ID, without CSS (or in hopes it fixes itself). Can we expect a fix for this? This happens very often.

To answer your first question, Gaia Online creates the rules for how we want to handle art. As art is bought with Gaia Gold, the rules for it fall under our jurisdiction. If you were to buy the art with your real money, then the US copyright laws would be something that would be in your favor.

It should still be clarified on who is being considered the author of the art, unless stated other wise. Because that makes it unclear when trying to distinguish the difference between Gaia rules about copyrights and government rules about copyrights.

We can look into clarifying the rules then if people are confused about it.


DJ Helsing
Young Master Seke
why do some of the Gcash offecers don't pay out?

You have to completely finish the offer.

Some times that means taking different steps lined out in the directions of the offer other times its just watching a video.

You have to be careful to read directions because its different for each offer

it depends on the offer company and what they want you to do.


biglanky14
Goddess of Skary Childrin
I'd also like to know what other awesome anime series may show up here on Gaia.

Hi Goddess of Skary Childrin,

I can't say what's coming up b/c we can't talk until everything's official. But we do have a few things in the works....


Lanzer
Avid Desire
why does it give "Permission Error" notifications on daily chance sometimes? ;o

Please let us know where the error is received. If it's in zOMG, or one of the site's landing page, if so, which page exactly?


Zero Omega
Skagz
Why does item recovery take so long? I don't understand how difficult it is to reverse trades.

You'd actually be surprised how long some cases can take, sometimes we have cases that can take up to, and over, two hours to take care of because there are so many trades going back and forth. We do our best to try to keep up with all item recovery requests and keep them current. If you have an outstanding case, could you please PM me with the information?


Lanzer
Bleshoo
Greetings! Are you excited for Diablo III?!?!

I do think we're hosting a Diablo party at Gaia HQ. surprised


biglanky14
mizu inu demon
Will we be seeing any changes to pin ball any time soon? I like the game but I would like some more items to be given out for it. Any chance of this happing?

Hi mizu inu demon,

We would like to update the games at some point, but we've got other things we've got to get to first. Thanks for your patience!


DJ Helsing
Monoxide Filth
Oh okay i have a question now, When will you guys be coming to Hawaii for a convention? Would be much appreciated for us 808ers. PLUS im sure you all would love a vacation.

we were in hawaii last year for a convention. unfortunately we were unable to attend this year but we hope to next year.
siskataya
Goddess of Skary Childrin
siskataya
You know, I would love a vacation in Hawaii! In fact, I'll be there in late June visiting my nephews, niece, and family. You never know, if you feel a bit of crazy in your tradewinds, it's probably me! XD

- Sisky

Sisky do you love animals?

I do, though I tend to like quirky animals most of all. I would love to have a pet platypus. I'd name it Mr. Squishy. For now though, I have a surly but adorable bunny named Nomnom. Here he is at Easter:


codemonkey37179
Teacup Sheep
Could you tell us what's coming up next for the Gaia Labs? What kind of new test features are we getting?

I'm hoping to put a small test version of Towns 2.0 on there sometime in the next couple of months.


siskataya
Jacksenstein
What time do you close the fishing tournaments each month and when do you find out if you won?

Thanks for the question! The Fishing Tournament automatically ends at 11:59 pm on the last day of a month. When the clock turns over to the first of the next month, scores are re-set and the new month's competitions are underway.

Usually the trophies for the last month's winners are given out within the first week of the new month. sometimes it may take longer depending on bugs or issues that need investigating, but mostly they are out fairly quickly.

Hope this answers your questions!
Sisky


Panagrammic
The Undead Suitor
Guys you should totally make a Mass Effect RIG

where you have to chose between red, blue, and green options to get a prize.

Ah, hahahahaha, that's pretty funny.

To truly match the ME3 ending we'd have to kill your avatar after you picked, though.


Lanzer
Radio Wiccan
Is there any hope for an Android App anytime soon? All of us Droid fans are in the dark...

It's something we'd like to work on, but right now we don't have the resources to make the port. Know of any good Android programmer please let us know!


Zero Omega
Crystal Whitney White
Alright my first question is, Why did Omg Pop get booted off?, first of all Zynga didn't own the game nor create it in the first place right? sad and..... i can't wait for the Avenger's movie, and i think they should make a Teen Titan's movie, Right?! blaugh
http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac171/pure_anime/Teen Titans/titans.jpg
more like that, you know with the better clothes like in the, tv Cartoon-network show. Anyway.. can't wait for an answer.. i miss Omg Pop already.. it's hard seeing it not in the game section! crying

At the time when we made the deal Zynga didn't, but Zynga bought OMGPOP, which means that all their copyrighted content is now owned by Zynga.


Uncle Kenny
maiden_of_thy_earth
Hi everyone!

I don't know if this has been covered yet, but some time ago, when certain (older) items are layered on the avi (sometimes, it's green without any layering), there are green parts.

For example: Film Strewn (tangled), Action Hero (dusty), and other items have green spots.

Please respond with any solutions. (Preferably how to make the green parts go away.)

Thanks,
maiden

This is actually something we're actively working on resolving as much as possible. I've been working on a fix out for one of the tools that the artists use that should hopefully help detect these early so they can be resolved. In addition, the artists continue to fix gooey glitches like that and if you have any specific ones feel free to post about it here!


biglanky14
SS2-SITH LORD
I have a question that is open to any and every Admin!

What are your opinions about Zynga not allowing Gaia to continue hosting it's games on the site?
And do you think something similar may happen in the future with any other partnerships gaia may have for it's facebook games?

Hi Sith,

We'd rather have the games, of course. But we totally understand - new ownership, new rules. It's not just Gaia though. OMGPop is being pulled from just about everywhere, b/c that's not how Zynga wants to spread its games.

In this case we were simply licensing the games, so the owner can do whatever they want. But for games that we have a hand in developing, there are a lot more strict rules in place about what can and can't happen, so we're not concerned about this happening elsewhere.


biglanky14
Sarah_redha
Will there ever be a prom like in 2007??

Maybe smile


biglanky14
Alu Cakes
i actually made it in time for one of these! omg! ah! what do i ask!

That's a tough question!


Zero Omega
Twilight Afternoon
Hello, I would like the following questions by many/ And or All of the staff members.

Socks with butter in them OR feet in butter?

Dinosaur soup OR Alphabetical soup?

Chocolate that kills donuts OR Donuts that saves dolphins?

Pudding with mayor OR Mayor with cream cheese?

Speak in a different accent OR Accent everything you say?

Talking to yourself to get a reply back OR Shout at a tree for a animal to help you?

Drinks that can put you in a party mode OR Party Mode in the Option section?

Dance crew battling hippies OR Dance crew battles people with broken hips?

Feet
Dinosaur
Chocolate
Pudding
Speaking in a different account
Talking to myself
Party Mode
Battling hippies
siskataya
Let's see...
Feet in butter
Alphabet Soup
Donuts that save dolphins
Pudding with Mayor
Speak in a different accent
Talking to myself to get a reply back
Drinks that put you in a party mode
Dance crew battling hippies


Lanzer
Goddess of Skary Childrin
Why weren't there any items for The Raven or The Avengers? They are way better than Lockout.

Lockout wasn't that bad, but maybe it's because I'm a huge Sci-Fi nerd. The Avengers items would be awesome, weird enough for such a big movie they weren't doing sponsorship with us. What a shame.


Zero Omega
Paranoid Doll
i just remembered something really random~
if i do art for someone and they don't log in to
accept the trade and everything, what happens?
do i just sit here and wait for them to log back
in? i think i've been officially scammed out of
400k, so, i was just wondering. admin/mods'
thoughts on this?

and again, like all of my other weeks! o u ob
would it ever be possible for us to get some
really cute items for our avatars? like baggy
sweaters that go down to their knees and such~
i was also wondering if we could ever get some
more stockings and knee high socks. = u =
oh, and cardigans.
we just need more chunky knit things on gaia,
like berets and leggings and sweaters and things
like that. o u o

lastly, i wish i could have gone to the gaia panel
at acen! > A < q n q but it was during the masquerade
[/that really never happened, but still~] gah~!! i
really wish i had gone so i could get the convention
achievement. = n = /sigh

For your first question, send in a Scam Report and our team will review it.


biglanky14
Ridley Starsmore
Heya AtAers!

One- Can we get the alchemy listings finally triggered in the MP? It's been almost a year now.

Two- Someone go hug Prism for me, cause DAMN, that's a nice recolor.

Three- Y U NO WHITE DANDER EARS?! gonk

Also, the whole lot of you need to drive down here to Hanford and go see Avengers with me.

Hi Ridley,

1) I'm pretty dense, so I'm not sure what you mean by this. PM me?

2) I'd do it but that'll prolly get me in trouble. How about a firm handshake?

3) CONSPIRACY!

4) See Cabin in the Woods instead


Uncle Kenny
CherrelAnn
I have another question; If OMGPOP is taken away and you guys need another game, why not bring back Ocean Party as an on-site game instead of a facebook game?

Thanks for reading!

Ocean Party was built specifically for the Facebook platform so it would require rewriting to bring it over to Gaia and we currently don't have the resources for that.

That said, we are working on bringing a brand new game to Gaia soon. You can check out some details on it here


Zero Omega
R0CKMAN X
Here's a question that has possibly been asked before but still has issues to this day. Shortening the amount of time it takes to Re-enable a users trading pass after it has been disabled.

I've had my trading pass disabled since early December 2011 having filed a ticket once, in December and once again in late March 2012. A suggestion was given for the first ticket and was closed. The second ticket was updated to working and has been there since early April of this year.

This has really caused me a lot of grief and would love to see this problem go away for good.

Could you send me over a PM with some brief information about your case and your ticket numbers? I can take a look into it.


Uncle Kenny
Luna Rousse
Still wondering if there will be a Gaia Go app on the android market, guys. ninja

This is actually on our list of things we want to do but we currently don't have the resources to put toward it currently.


biglanky14
blackaddersfork
biglanky14
blackaddersfork
i have two questions!

1) is there any chance that you could give us the option of opting out of the tipping thing?

2) is there any chance that we could opt out of getting the lite fish? i do not care for them, nor will i use them. i'd like them to stop cluttering up my already prodigious inventory.

Hey blackaddersfork,

1) Out of curiosity, why do you want to opt out?

2) I get where you're coming from, but I don't think we can do this - we'd have to start taking user preference into account, which would be really cool, but would also add a ton of complexity to the system. But if we ever redo the system, it could be a possibility.

i just don't like being tipped. for bumping a glow thread or the like. now if i say something clever or amusing, it's not an issue for me. i suppose simply.....i don't like "working" for tips.

edit: thanks for taking the time to respond lanky. very kind of you.

Ok, interesting - never had that request before so I was wondering what the motivation was. I appreciate it. To answer the question, because it's not really a common request, it'd be pretty low down the priority list. But nothing's completely impossible smile


Zero Omega
im not a mango
First posted this a few ATA's ago

"Okay, so, I have never posted in one of these before and to be honest I was nervous. >:U But, I kept seeing Dev Alerts for the ATA and I finally worked up my courage. :3
First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LANZER. I had no idea it was your birthday. :3
I hope no one sends you hate mail. >:l

Now, there has been something that has been really bothering me of late.
Regarding bannings and gifting/trading.
I have been told by two people that they were banned after recieving a large gift either via trade or presents.
One person mentioned to me that they were banned after being traded a devil tail from a person who was quitting Gaia.
The person who was banned told me that they messaged Gaia as to why she was banned.
They told me that Gaia said that Gaia suspected them of taking the item without permission.
Now, I realize that I only have that person's word to go on, but this has made me rather concerned about trades and gifts.
My account is starting to actually be worth something and I have been gifting/trading more expensive items to friends. Should I be concerned about my friends being banned or myself being banned?
This problem has also made me wonder how closely Gaia watches trades/gifts and whether Gaia bans when they suspect someone of hacking/whatever(not sure what to call it) or only when they have proof that there has been foul play.

I would never want anything to happen to my account or my friends accounts.
I don't want to worry anymore. D="

Don't fret, we don't ban anyone for just simply innocently receiving items from illegitimate sources. We have to believe that you actually had to be involved with the situation before we ban you. However, you should still be cautious of really big donations because sometimes hackers like to try to get other people in trouble. If you are completely innocent, then the very worst that will happen is that we'll contact you, temporarily disable your trading pass, then remove the item.


pyawakit
Populus vox deficio
So I have a question regarding an item combo that still(2 years after i sent in a notice about the item combo glitching nothing has happened) and that's fallen wish dragon spikes hair and reve rouille blind rage pose. It's still glitched. When will this be resorted?

Oh I'll pass it along and try to see what can be done cat_3nodding


biglanky14
III Ichigo Kurosaki III
Idk if you are going to read this or not. I was wondering if anyone was working on a gaia app for the android market?

Hi,

It's something we'd like to do, but we just don't have the resources for it right now. But we're trying to figure something out.


Zero Omega
Teacup Sheep
Now for some not-so-serious questions;

Joey Tribbiani or Barney Stinson?

Have you ever seen Whose Line Is It Anyway? or Drew Carey's Improv-a-ganza?

Do you like pie? What kind?

If you could live in any of the four seasons for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

Which high school did you attend?

1. No idea who those are.
2. Yes! I'm actually taking improv classes just like that.
3. Apple or pecan.
4. Summer.
5. Classified. ninja


This transcript continued when the cows come home.
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
You are a Cow Santa Cow Plushie
BAM. Cows. Howya like that!?

April 30th, some more

Panagrammic
Aria of a Melody
Hello, and I was wondering why PM and Guild coding (BBCode) was different than forums coding (BBCode). I personally think forum coding is the easiest to handle- it's more straightforward. I just dislike PM and Guild coding, it annoys me more. Thus, maybe the idea of making all coding like forum coding? Just a little suggestion. If this question has already been answered, oops. I usually don't participate in ATA events.

Kind of an accident of evolution. Guilds was coded, and then we used a new BBCode module, and then we did forums -- so guilds was never brought up to date to use the new BBCode module.


Lanzer
Slick Southpaw
Dear Admin:
I would like to know if there are going to be any future endeavors to grace gaians with the ability to have body hair other than black---can we ever get a recolor of the Gro Gain?

And most importantly, when will there be more love for reptiles? Specifically snakes? I am totally missing the fact that we still don't have a snake I AM pose. emo

Are you referring to something like blonde or gray?

Good point. Surprised we don't have one yet.


Narumi Misuhara
sapphireprincess14579
Hello Admins,

First off, thank you for all the work you guys put into running the site. smile

I have two questions I am curious about:

I love reading the manga, but I am kind of getting tired of hearing about Gino. While I know that there is a big storyline involving him, I just find myself getting bored with hearing about him.
Is there going to be a chance that maybe other characters could be talked about? For example, the lesser focused characters, or even characters that are big just hardly talked about, being given some big storyline.

I also, I don't know if I am the only one who likes this or not, loved when you did the Gaia Prom events. I actually miss those events and the items as well. Will there be a chance that Prom may come back to Gaia once again?

Thank you for your time and again for all the hard work everyone does for the site! smile

You'll just have to stay tuned to see where the story goes!

Don't think we're going to do a Gaia Prom this year, but we may have something similar coming in the not-so-distant future.


Zero Omega
F_ckIed
HELLO I BEEN WAITING AND WAITING FOR AN ADMIN TO RESPOND TO MY HACKING AND ITS BEEN 2 WEEKS AND I BEEN PMING ALMOST ALL MODS AND NO ONE WILL REPLY BACK WILL YOU PLEASE HELP ME ON THIS?

Would you be able to send me a PM with some information about your case? I can take a look into it.


Uncle Kenny
Winged Tree Nymph
Hello all biggrin

Where OMGPOP has now been removed, will those who were working on that set of games now be moved back to zOMG?

Also, there is a glitch (I think it is a glitch, that or I don't surpress enough to know how to...) with unsurpressing if you are over 10.0. I can only unsurpress to 10.0, but not the 11.x that I happen to be, can we get that fixed please?

Finally, it's interesting to see you are putting more into new games, but again, now that you have a few people freed up, will we see any updates to zOMG?

Thanks in advance
~Nymph

We did not have any Developers working the OMGPOP games as that was all handled by employees of OMGPOP so unfortunately we don't have any excess of people to dish out projects to unless OMGPOP decides to lend us several of their employees.


Panagrammic
Mifftastical
What's your favourite Video Game?

Aaannd.

May we have a SD Uncle Kenny? ♥

Of all time? Probably Dark Souls or Portal 2.
Zero Omega
Xenogears.

And I would never want to see a small doll Kenny running around. gonk
Harbinger of Pandamonium
don't inflate his ego! gonk
Zero Omega
scullylam
if there was a kenny doll, would he be using a nerf gun?

. . .

:O on second thought..... uh.... sweatdrop

It would be constantly set on fire. twisted


biglanky14
Maggot
I still want some more wrestling items... And a facial hair shop. emotion_donotwant

Only Ultimate Warrior stuff!!

(Or Scott Hall)


biglanky14
Esdeonfi
Hey Admins,
The percentage of working cash offers has dropped dramatically in the recent months. Is there any possibility of doing a sweep of those so we get offers that more consistently work (and possibly don't require us to sign up for auto insurance)?

Hi Esdeonfi,

Which ones aren't working? If you find them, mind PMing them to DJ Helsing? He can take a look at them.


Zero Omega
Marcorez
Sorry if this isn't relevent to the thread but

Hey ZERO! remember me Marcorez from the Gaia Gone Wild Game smile

I totally do! Hey there!


Lanzer
Nikkiquin
Tobi-chann
hey everyone! :'D
I was wondering if we could possible get some more food i am items in the future. Maybe an i am Pancake item, or pizza? and like, the pancake could leave a small trail of butter when in towns/zomg/etc. 4laugh

ALSO COULD WE GET A HONEY BADGER ITEM?

1. ^THIS^. I really REALLY want a pancakes item. When you guys said "New breakfast items for
Buttercup Cafe" I figured good ol' pancakes were a shoe in, but no. I've wanted to have equippable
pancakes since the Halloween '09 event w/ my beloved [NPC] Pancakes. Will we ever get one?

2. Speaking of equippable, when will you fix the viewing of users equipped lists? I can only properly
look at them on profiles. If I click the little arrow in forums or guilds they completely glitch out. sad

3. Could you please fix the [ img ] codes in guilds? If I use [ imgleft ] it doesn't work anymore. The text just
goes underneath the image (unless it's really small). I got stuck completely re-coding one of my roleplays.

Thanks in advance! I've been waiting all week for the ATA so I could get these bits addressed. heart

Edit - I posted this last week. Could I get a reply this week?

I think eventually there will be one, just be patient

Should work fine in most browsers. Which one are you using?

Will look into the guild bug as soon as we get a chance.
Narumi Misuhara
1. *shrug* up to the artists. Unless we ever used [NPC] pancakes for another event I highly doubt we would create the item though.

2. You'll have to provide more details on the problem, if you haven't already please make a post in the Bug Reports & Technical Support forum, follow the reporting guidelines there so we or our Quality Assurance dept. can investigate further.

3. I don't believe any updates will be made to guilds for the time being, the system needs a lot of work and unfortunately we don't have the resources currently to work on it.


codemonkey37179
AnnaE66
Dear Admin,
I find it unfair that Mecha Neko is unavailable to users outside the U.S. Can you give me a reason as to why and tell me if and when it would be available to users outside the U.S.?
i keep getting this message
"We're sorry, but this store is only available to users in the U.S."

Yes, I understand. I'm often out of the US and can't get the content that I want, and other times I can't get the content from the BBC that I would like to have. It wasn't our choice to do this, but we were bound by copyrights. Sorry.
Uncle Kenny
The company we worked with for this partnership, FUNimation, only has the rights to sell content in the U.S. As a result, we can only sell the FMA based item to those users who are in the U.S. as well. Locking the store itself to U.S. only was the easiest way we could enforce that restriction given the time constraints that we had.


siskataya
Goddess of Skary Childrin
Zero Omega
supuh raper13
Hi. I was hacked over a month ago. I never did hear back about my case. Help please!

Please send me over a PM with some brief details about your case and the account you reported it with, I can check into it from there.

Someone I know was recently hacked and she's confused if she has to report it or have someone else do it for her?

Your friend needs to report the hacking herself! We cannot, unfortunately, take third-party submitted reports because we need to be in contact with the original account owner. Not to worry though - she can make a new mule account and file the report on behalf of her hacked report. biggrin

Sisky
Zero Omega
She would have to report it, if she doesn't have access to the account then she can create a mule account to report it. 3nodding
siskataya
Goddess of Skary Childrin
I thought that was the case, I'll tell her when she's online tomorrow. Can she send it to you?

I have a better idea - have her pm me once the report is filed. This way it'll be easier for me to find biggrin

Sisky
siskataya
Goddess of Skary Childrin
Should I send a PM with my friends name? Her new one, since her account's been ya know?

Sure, her new name would be fine. Once she files the report, we'll be able to help her out.

Sisky


biglanky14
Yeata Zi
Howdy staffenites!

Happy Monday!

Tell me a story from your youth. One with pirates.

I was a pirate when I was young. I was an awesome pirate. The End.

(Screenplay rights now available for $300K)


biglanky14
Leader Clair
stop dragon my cat around
hello admins would you kindly releash the angelic wings/demonic as a mc at some point

Gaia has said they will never rerelease old MC items.

Just to be clear on this, we've said we won't release them in a mass market fashion. You'll see us give a very limited amount away in contests and stuff every so often.


siskataya
Elliterate
Hey Admin!

I don't usually ask you guys stuff because I am pretty content here on Gaia, but something has really been bothering me today...

I have a really sore neck! I think it's from staring at my computer while I surf Gaia all day! (OK. Not all day, but a lot of the day!)

Anyway, I know the obvious solution to my neck problem would be "spend less time on Gaia Elli." But uh, I don't want to do that! So do any of you guys have any nifty home remedies for me?! Y'know like "Well when my neck started to hurt thanks to the hours of time it was craned over while I recoloured that latest Sante Ciel item I used hot oatmeal as a compress!" (Or maybe something slightly less ridiculous!)

Thanks c:

Heya Elliterate!

Great question! Sorry to hear you have a sore neck - that is no good! I often get a sore neck and back from my weight lifting training. Now, bear in mind I am no medical professional and if your neck really hurts you should see a doctor, but for me, I use a combination of a really hot bath/shower then, when I get out, rub some organic mint oil into the sore spot. The heat loosens the muscles and the mint relaxes the muscles. Usually it works to make my neck feel much better biggrin

Sisky


codemonkey37179
Baeu
Being quoted by a mod or a developer or something is like meeting a celebrity. xd

User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

awww, Shucks!


biglanky14
Baeu
Are you guys planning to make A. Halo raffles a yearly thing considering there aren't that many of them in Gaia?

Prolly not halos but you'll probably see some cool raffles coming up soon.


Uncle Kenny
Trippy Visuals
will there ever be a list of all the remaining angelic halos?

ie. a list of how many existed ho many have been deactive or banned. Im curious to how rare thy really are

While we do have that information, it is unlikely we'll ever make it public as that is rather sensitive data.


Narumi Misuhara
Brandon Baker
Any random events coming soon?
Seems like we always have to wait for a holiday or summer.
It'd be more interesting with a random event to go with the happenings of the current manga etc.

Well they wouldn't be random if you knew about them all razz


codemonkey37179
Baeu
codemonkey37179
How are you? emotion_yatta

I'm a bit sleepy, to be honest. I did a lot of walking this weekend. And you?


biglanky14
Animal
Hello admins, I'd like to say the cache bag has it's advantages but it has it's disadvantages as well... so can you add an option when opening a cache to be able to choose between getting a random bag, or the old system of getting one random component? because some components should NOT be in the platinum bag that are... IE leviathan's fin an 80k component, and leviathan's scale a 100k component, or phoenix's tear a 400k component, they should not be in a bag that is 1M+... that or MASSIVELY up the drop rate of platinum bags so that the bags come down to a reasonable 400k per bag, and gold bags need to be upped too so they come down to about 250k a bag... and then all other bags should settle between the 75k-150k mark while caches settle around 125k or so... that's how it should be, but since that isn't happening, add in an option to get a random bag or a random component, since that will hopefully balance the market as it will grant higher odds of getting certain components again that need to be more fluent and come down in price.

Secondly... put the D*C items back in D*C, the Cottontail Silk Rose, the Sentinel's Headplate, the Toscano Jacket, and the Smouldering Helm, please.

Second time ever attending an ATA, was working monday nights all the time, and first time I never got responded to, so we'll see what happens today...

Hi Animal,

Thanks for the feedback. We're definitely still looking at other things to tweak, so this is good feedback.

Glad you're able to attend today.....


Zero Omega
Skyee AceRose
Zero Omega
Skyee AceRose
I have a question i have a friend who made a new account but cant get her trading pass because it says password error she has used her password many of times anything you can do?

New users must wait three days before buying a trading pass, has it been over three days?

well over 3 days like a month

Have your friend send me a PM and I can help her out.


siskataya
slapthefatcat2
siskataya
slapthefatcat2
Outside of my questions about updating the inventory arranger from before, THANK YOU SO FREAKING MUCH for adding the Health & Fitness forum! Could y'all add a Weight Issues Sub-Forum for those looking to gain, lose or maintain weight?

Thanks for the nice comment - you are most welcome for the Health and Fitness forum! Just so you know, you can post about weight loss, gain, or maintenance in the main forum. That is one of the reasons it is there - for support and success with weight related issues!

And stay tuned - we'll be having some fun Health and Fitness forum contests coming up in May! Could win an awesome prize 3nodding

Take care and keep on being healthy! biggrin
Sisky

Contests?! That just made my... night! It's currently almost 9 PM here.

Awesome - glad you're excited about it! Here in the USA, May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. What better month than this to have a contest in the Health and Fitness forum? biggrin

- Sisky


Harbinger of Pandamonium
Tsuki_Kirkland
Hello Gaia staff, -gives cookies- I have a question for you.

Wat are Gaia’s chances of getting some knockoff items from Avatar the last airbender and its new sequal Legend of Korra ?

I think it would be cool, but I have no idea! 4laugh
codemonkey37179
Slim.


biglanky14
Illucio
It's been a while since I've been here.. Let's see if I can get some questions answered.

1. Whatever happened to zOMG! ? It has hardly no attention anymore, for years it has been talked about as the biggest thing on Gaia. But once it was released buzz died down fast. You guys lacked making zOMG! integrated with the site (the story hasn't been updated once.) And its treated as a failed Gaia project. What are you guys planning for future zOMG/Site integration?

2. It seems like the 2nd biggest Gaia project that seems to be lacking is Alchemy. What are your plans on making alchemy easier on the economy, and the site in general.

Hi Illucio,

1) We're not going to be doing any major development on zOMG going forward. We're going to try to do bug fixes and add small stuff when we can, and the game will still be available for play though.

2) We made a pretty big change to Alchemy a week or so ago, and are currently evaluating how it affected everything. We'll likely make more changes down the line too.


codemonkey37179
Shaman Phantom
Harbinger of Pandamonium
Shaman Phantom
I actually have two questions: First is anyone on the staff a Brony or Pegasister? And second: Are there any plans for MLP items?

Stay tuned for Friday to find out. . . maybe. ninja

What about my second question?

Not at this time.


siskataya
maiden_of_thy_earth
Hi again! Love these Ask-Admins sessions emotion_bigheart

My friend has a gaia account that he created a few years back and he isn't going on it anymore. He wanted to know if there's a way to close it down completely.

Glad you enjoy the AtA sessions!

As for your friend, he can file a ticket with our Help Center and request the account be closed. The team that handles those tickets will be able to help out biggrin

- Sisky


Lanzer
iKyo-Kun
Hey all you admins, Artists and Dev's alike *hands out cookies*thanks so much for everything you do! I was just wondering if you guys would ever consider having a bank we could deposit our gold in? and maybe we could have a pin number for added security so it's harder for potential hackers to take our gold, just a simple idea that I hope you guys could consider, thanks! 3nodding heart

At Gaia our focus is on how to protect your primary password. If there is a bank and items got funneled out when an account is hacked it wouldn't change the situation too much. Either way, our moderator team can always restore an account, and meanwhile, we suggest a strong password and change your password often.


codemonkey37179
Tsuki_Kirkland
Gaia , could we get some items for homes, like a bar and maybe cooking utensil and kitchen items ( spatulas, woks, wine glasses, etc)

There are some kitchen items, like a pot for the stove, a knife set, scales, toaster etc. I'm sure we will do more in the future. Everything is very tight until fall right now.


Zero Omega
Zmania4life
Zero Omega
Zmania4life
Hey i was hacked a couple mouths ago and i never got anything back. the profile that was hacked name was even changed to what is bum i would like to know when ill get a word back

Could you send me a PM with some brief information about your case and the account you reported the hack on? I can try to get you a status update.

well i dont really remember what i all lost so idk

All I need is the username that you reported your hacking with and the report ID.
Zero Omega
Zmania4life

well i reported it with this account but i changed the username

Go ahead and send me a PM with that information so I can look further into it.


pyawakit
Corinth Maxwell
cat_stare Anyone happen to know why my avatar is misaligned 50% of the time in the "Stellar Stats" frame(s)? Whenever he's facing to the left, the avatar displays as it's supposed to, just like in the "Edit Avatar" page, but when he's facing to the right, it looks like he's partially out-of-frame. Can this be fixed at all? cat_confused

OIC! I'll pass it along to the right artist. cat_3nodding


Zero Omega
Shiisho
Zero Omega
Shiisho
Hello Everyone 3nodding

I was wondering something sort of off-topic. I would like to know if there is a way to find old accounts through IP addresses? I wanted to switch my account back over to the first account I ever made on Gaia back in 06' but alas I have no idea what the username is, and the email I had used for it is likely deactivated because I stopped using it long ago. (AOL deleted unused accounts after years of being un-used). Is there a way for me to get my old account information back? I have had a couple accounts over the years, but would like to go back to the first one I made.

Thanks in advance!

*Note I PM'd an Omni-Moderator about this and did not get a reply, so I figured asking here would be the next best thing.

You can try filing a ticket at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help and we can try to help you out in retrieving your old account.

I cant seem to find where to fill out the ticket, could you direct to where I should go? sweatdrop

Go ahead and send me a PM so I can give you some further instructions.


Zero Omega
MisaBear
Zero Omega
MisaBear
I have already submitted an extensive scam report, but I am wondering whether or not I should pay for art that is from an artist believed to be tracing things over.

I would really love to resolve this as soon as possible gonk

If you believe you have been scammed and have filed a report about it, then hold off on paying until you've been contacted by one of our staff members.

Thank you, for replying !

How long do you think it might take? The artist keeps threatening to report me for not paying.

If the artist reports you then we'll see your report as well and resolve the issue. As for the time frame, I can't say for sure. Could you send me some details about the report so I can see the status of it?


biglanky14
Hachiro Jinnai
Dear Admin,

Are there any Rally updates on the way? (New parts, tracks, or vehicles)

You know, something that those of us who actually race there could enjoy.

I look forward to hearing from you guys.

Hi Hachiro Jinnai,

Not at the moment, unfortunately. But that's another thing we would like to get to at some point.


Zero Omega
Average Username
Zero Omega
Average Username
I was banned awhile ago. Someone hacked my close friend, her name is Rayna. And the person also hacked my account, and I ended up with all of her items. I had no clue what was going on, so the items where givin' back. My account that was banned is called "Written On Her Wrists"

I think it's really messed up it was banned, I spend a lot of REAL money on that account, and I just want all my items back. I've changed accounts and I always change my password, is there anyway I can get my items back? yum_puddi

Have you tried appealing the ban by filing a ticket at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help ?

Yes, but not on this account.
I never got an answer.
The one answer I got was kinda upsetting, cause I'd never hack a friend of mine.
I know her in real life! yum_puddi

Could you send me a PM with your ticket ID? I can check into that for you.
Zero Omega
Average Username
I would but I forget the name of the account, and the password.
It looks like it isn't going to work out for me very well. x-x yum_puddi

Send me a PM with what you know anyway and I'll see if I can do anything.


Lanzer
chief im not alright
How often do you shave, Lanzer? emotion_kirakira

Would you like me to stop shaving? I don't think much people would notice biggrin


Zero Omega
Skagz
Zero Omega,
You still haven't read my PM you told me to send you a while ago.

Sorry about that. gonk I'll try to get to it ASAP.


Zero Omega
Mifftastical
Oh yeah; I did have a more serious question. ♥
If I recall it was once said that accounts that have been banned (or unused for say.. 5 years?) and the like would never be deleted because.. there's no way to know if they will contest the ban correct?

Is there any consideration to deleting them in the future? Because some of the name that people who don't log on or banned are much desired. (I don't care what happens to the items on these accounts in my personal honesty). Couldn't a solution be sending an email to banned accounts that are banned over a year ago; and unused accounts of over 5 years ago asking if they still wish to keep their account? I can't particularly say I've investigated that option; with my Mathematics degree clearly helping me analyse this. -cough--cough- xD

2. I once heard that one-pose alchemy items were getting more poses in the future from a friend. Fact or Fiction?

3. SD Uncle Kenny and Harbinger Dolls? ♥

We won't actually delete accounts, one of the many reasons is that we still need to reference them for other cases that may pop up in the future that (for one reason or another) they might be involved in.


biglanky14
Nikkiquin
Baeu
I think they answer questions one by one. 3nodding

I've seen them answer large posts before. Plus, I asked this a bunch last week and got no response at all.

I don't mind if they only answer part of it. It could be as simple as 1. no, 2. it's on the radar, et... ninja

I'd just like some kind of response. Even if they'd ask me to just post questions separately. xp

Hi Nikki,

There are way more of you guys than there are of us, so unfortunately we can't get to everything. But repeating a question over and over doesn't make us more likely to answer.

As you mentioned, breaking up the post into separate questions is much better b/c we're trying to rip through as many as possible, and long questions tend to get passed over (man, we really need an FAQ for this smile )


Zero Omega
Mifftastical
ZakuMent
Mifftastical

3. SD Uncle Kenny and Harbinger Dolls? ♥

YES YES PLEASE! heart

-hugs-
You just got +10 Cool Points : D

They don't need any. gonk
Zero Omega
Aryn
Zero Omega
Aryn
Jealous? I'll give you lots of cool points 4laugh

They don't need their egos to be inflated any bigger than they already are. gonk

rofl Then why don't you inflate your ego too!

You're awesome! Yay 4laugh

I totally don't need to, I know I'm better than those two. talk2hand


biglanky14
Kayla-Kay Koala
First time checking out the ATA. whee

Sorry if the question has been asked and answered already! Any idea when an update will be made for the inventory arranger? It'd be nice to see "The NEW Inventory Arranger" rather than "The REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY OLD Inventory Arranger".

Hi Kayla-Kay Koala,

We would like to do this, but to do it the way we want to is going to take a TON of work, and we have other things we want to do in the meantime. Hopefully we'll get to it at some point, but it's not imminent.


biglanky14
Madame Lee
I have an item for an item but I do not know how to draw and I am sure explaining it won't get me any where. would it be easier ti get some one to draw it for me and if they did would they take credit for the item instead of me or would it be a joint accreditation?

I guess that would depend on the arrangement you made with the artist.


Zero Omega
Leader Clair
What did you guys have for lunch?

Barbecueeeeeeeeeee~ emotion_drool
siskataya
We had awesome barbeque! Mmmm.... ribs and chicken. eek heart
-Sisky


codemonkey37179
CANDYisSEXEY
my question was never answered about google chrome not working with towns,Vh,or rally or anythign that has wold except all the games and forums and stuff on here sad

And on anothr note will there be a pokemon event ^_^?

I'm using chrome for testing every day, and I haven't noticed any problems. Have you check to make sure you have the latest flash player? What do you see when you try to go into towns, rally etc?


siskataya
x-iiLatinaPudding
Hey admins, I was wondering if you guy are every going to make a recoloring of donna del carnevale.

Thanks for the suggestion! There are lots of item re-color requests, but I don't know if this has been suggested before. 'll make sure to pass along your suggestion to the art team so they are aware of it. I cannot, of course, guarantee a recolor of this item, but you never know! Can't hurt to ask, right? biggrin

Be well,
Sisky


Lanzer
shellsmachine
1.When will Phin Phang be restocked? Besides Memphis, of course, my wish list includes Aquarium Submarine Ticket and - oh, heck, bring 'em all back. Please.

2. Why can't you program Aquariums so that ghost fish just.don't.glow, instead of autoflushing them? I lost a mule tank full of almost-irreplaceable Skittlefish during one of your purges! They were so cute, and now I have only memories.

3. Please consider re-instating special holiday fish. They don't have to be anything spectacular, just cute and holiday-themed will do. I believe the last "holiday" fish was Aquarium Easter Egg 2009. Another "special" fish that I was asked about this very week was the Tiny Terror that was in the zOMG Double Trouble bundle. Perhaps you'd consider re-releasing those as well.

Thank you for your consideration.

We'll look into memphis, with some changes in gameplay.

The Skittlefish was part of a sponsorship, but maybe we can bring a few back

We'll take the event fishes into consideration. Thanks for the feedback.


biglanky14
scullylam
jonjon21428
Read my PM please, swarf redface

hey big lanky. since most zomg stuff is swarf's thing to do, maybe you should pass him a note that he should take a chance to check his inbox or that zomg questions pile up here. no offense but let him know he's to expect messages at least, since you are telling users to pm him. wink

Now why on earth would I do that?? smile

Yes, good point!


carbonphyber
Hawanja
Do you have any openings for QA testers or analysts in the Los Angeles area?

Our paid positions are located in San Jose, CA. Unfortunately we don't have any telecommuting positions.


Zero Omega
wunks
1. I think there should be a memorial type sub-thread, like heaven almost but just to honor people like AB91, etc. The npc for the thread could be the golden gambino memorial. Just thought it might be a nice idea.

2. I know on the moderator application page there is at the bottom the admin lead stating something about one day making something so that people under 18 can be mods with a legal signature document or something. Has any action been taken to make this possible? I think, well It'd be a good idea, but the lowest age should be around 13-14, because you know, if younger people would be mods they would have to be mature. Lol

3. Will all the items in the new neko shop be just Cash items? I'd like to see anime-based items, but not all based off actual animes. Not everyone can afford to use G-Cash :'(

4. I'm a bit iffy about the new game ideas, but I guess I won't know until it comes out. I think a lot of new games should be added, or old ones updated for once. Games like pinball are very outdated.

5. New shop items would be nice. We need new eyes and hair. Also with the new hairs, I liked how the old shop hairs had a less.. shiny look. Not sure how to describe it. But the new ones all kind of look like ramen noodles covered in glossy, shiny colors. Also possibly new shades of colors? I feel like you all make it seem like there's only two shades of brown.. and not very pretty shades either. Like before, the old hairs showed better colors/textures. But I guess you tried for a more realistic/less anime look. I just feel like we could still use more of the ol' anime hairs. sad
Also the new eyes in shop looked kind of weird. No offence, but imo if you make more, well case of pietro type eyes would be cool.

6. Okay last thing- we could also use more base mouths. I still feel like they're lacking a bit. I liked what you did with the new smug smile type thing, but it looks kind of out of place.
User Image
A smile like on this one looks, well, nice. Or perhaps we could even use a few more frowns or straight faces? Like not the kawaii kitty frown, but like an "eh, w.e'' type frown. Lol I don't know. I think I've spammed enough here. lolll

I had noticed the meebo design changed for a little bit to a sleek black one. On other sites for meebo I've also noticed they have that. I kind of like that; it look's nice.. a bit large, but, it made the page much faster lol.

I can only get to question two, unfortunately there hasn't been much progress in this area yet. But it's something we can continue to look into. No guarantees at all though, sorry!


codemonkey37179
Goddess of Skary Childrin
codemonkey37179
Goddess of Skary Childrin
Don't forget about us in Alabama! We'd like to go to a Gaia-con too!

Where in Alabama are you?

Oxford.

I think we may have an event in Atlanta.


siskataya
Leader Clair
What is your favorite video game?

I love lots of video games, but I've always been partial to Tomb Raider. Gotta love Lara right? And, I've also liked the Resident Evil franchise. And Silent Hill. Just lots of games really - there is very little I don't like.

Sisky


Lanzer
Misaki Miu
Dear Admins,
Do you like...Waffles? heart

Yes I love waffles
User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


Lanzer
emberkat123
When I am in the "dress up and check inventory," I will click on an item to try to equip it and when I try to click what I want my avi to wear or when I try to close it, the box that holds the items automatically goes up so I can't exit out of it or pick another item. It happens for every item and it hasn't stopped. How do I fix this?

Often these types of problems happen to specific web browsers and not to others. Please let us know which browser you're using including its version number and on which device or platform. Meanwhile, it would help to try using another web browser such as Firefox or Chrome if you're using a computer. Good luck!


siskataya
ChaosAngel_Sun
Hi everyone, I wanted to know why I never received a ticket for a hacked account (ChaosAngel_Moon). I never knew you were supposed to get a "ticket". It was back on Jan. 25, 2012 at 2:13pm EST that I was hacked, so I made this account originally to file a hacking report. I supposed the report went through, since the web page took me back up to the top of the report after submitting it and it did not say that I filed it wrong or had details missing. There was no indication that IT WAS SENT.

Also, is there a way I can get the items and gold off that account back (supposing it's still there) and transfer it to this one so that one can be deleted?
The proof of my face is on BOTH accounts, this one and ChaosAngel_Moon.

Thank you, and I hope my questions will be answered.

Thanks for the question! You can file a new hacking report to have the matter investigated. Since you no longer have access to your account, feel free to file it from this new account on behalf of your hacked account.

Important note: You need to fill out all the questions/fields in the hacking report form or else it will not process correctly. If you don't know and answer, simply put in "I don't know" or something similar. Leaving a text field in the form blank will make the report glitch. Just make sure you have a reply in all fields and it should work for you.

Hope this helps! biggrin
Sisky


carbonphyber
Sonic Offline
Are you planning on doing anything with the parser? It really needs some work.

I have a thread Here that links to two other threads on the very same issue, WITH examples and suggestions.

We know that there are issues.

Our core problems are twofold:
  • some of the broken functionality has to do with our input sanitizer that was built to sanitize for both new browsers and old browsers. We don't remove old browser exploits from the input sanitizer because we don't want to decrease security.
  • Any change to the BBCode parser would have to go through extensive testing to make sure we don't break any user post styles or any existing posts. This would require a tremendous amount of time and resources and unfortunately we don't have a lot to spare right now.


I can see us making smaller changes such as making the shortcut emoticons such as
XD
optional on a per-topic basis. I don't think this would fix the issue where URLs with those characters get munged and destroyed by the emoticon since the emoticon parser runs after the BBCode parser (and not inside of it).

There is no way to fix most of the issues with the parser without a large investment in time/resources.


Lanzer
Thank you for joining us on this week's ATA! It's great to see so many of you joining us and I look forward to seeing you all next week. We're close to bringing in some new features and I hope that we can share some good news by the next ATA. Have a great week everyone!


siskataya
Aryn
What should I have for supper tonight?


What sounds good to you? I can only suggest based on things I like to eat... Let's see.. beef pinwheels covered with garlic and chive butter, and stuffed with spinach? Or perhaps a nice roast chicken with fresh basil and rosemary?

siskataya
amazing clare bear
what short of treat should i make tonight ?????

Chocolate coconut ice cream!


Narumi Misuhara
Thanks for joining us everyone! We're sorry that we couldn't get to everything but these are getting so long D: ...my condolences Platonix XD

Hopefully you guys will join us again next week!
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
May 4th

It's another surprise Artist Chat Friday! Booyeah!

pyawakit
/thread title: "Hey all! Come chat with Milkbun for an hour!"/
Come chat!


milkbun
oh gosh!

EDITED IN:
Along with this chat I thought it would be a fun idea to throw a little contest up artist-to-artist.

If anyone is interested please check out my Art Freebie thread here:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/art-freebies/make-a-milkbun-avatar-art-and-get-a-chance-to-win-art-back/t.79575735/


milkbun
Existential Existence
Me and some people have come to the conclusion that Meili could bend cats (if he were Avatar).

What do you think?

hmm... very intriguing. I would wan this skill as well XD


milkbun
Princess Piyo
pyawakit
Come chat!


Are you or Milkbun going to see Avengers tonight??


I know Pyawakit is going to see it tonight but it's a little late for me... cause apparently I'm OLDTIMERHERE ;__; I may go see it during the weekend though.


milkbun
Denham
milkbun
Denham
Milkbuuun I loved your phases of Modus Operandi. That Rapunzel hair is so amazing!
(and your avis are always so cute)


Aww thank you so much!
I was super stressed out being the first 'real' evo. I really didn't want to let people down.



        Well I look forward to seeing more of your work!

        Oh also, I live near Gaia HQ and I was wondering if you guys are okay with visitors?


I do believe they've had users visit before but it was scheduled with an admin, you couldn't just show up out of the blue. I believe... I'm not 100% sure. You'd have to verify this with one of the admin team members.


milkbun
Mermaid Eater
Hey guys!
Who is the artist for the Petit Cherie?


It's a mysteryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy (they seem to want to be anonymous for now).

ALSO YAY BRONY!!!
We must bronify more people... Bronies were last ;__;


milkbun
pyawakit
Tolpkcarc
pyawakit
can you Brony me?

yum_cupcake

How dare you go Imperial... you're a BRONY


*is perfectly fine using the rest of this thread to talk about Ponays, rainbows, Revenge, Diablo III, Fashion Star* >___>


milkbun
Ridley Starsmore
Hola ladies!-waves and dies on the couch- Avengers was awesome...but I almost didn't see it.

Got in the 12:30 showing, and RIGHT before it starts? Some jackass pills the fire alarm.

Fortunately, they cleared that up and got in a half hour later, skipped the previews and went right to the movie.

Six levels of badass and thor got punched in the face. I couldn't ask for more.

Came home to three EI poses, and am exhausted.


Oh wow... I would have been so mad at that jerk >_<
I'm happy to hear it was good though. I'm really excited to see it (It = Robert Downey Jr.)




milkbun
electropoisonwaves
milkbun
electropoisonwaves
Every time I see your name, milkbun, I get really hungry. What would be a milkbun, exactly? I think maybe it's a sweet dumpling of some sort, that has a creamy, caramel center. Sort of like those Bavarian Creme pastries, but more bun like?


I don't know but I want one. *nomnomnom*


One day I made a huge list of words I liked and then combined words until I got something I liked — milkbun

I'm pretty sure I got bun because I love love love melon buns (melon pans) so I imagine it's something like that but more milky tasting.

User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


Ooh! I've never tried the melon ones. Are they good? I'd be worried about it being too fruity for bread... I one time tried some cookies that had a watermelon creme filling, and it was quite possibly the strangest thing I had ever eaten.
Maybe I'll give the melon buns a try.


They actually don't taste fruity at all. They taste like a sweet bread which I love since I'm not overly fond of super sweet. You can find them in most Asian grocery stores.
milkbun
Equinoxious
Paeperclips
gaia_star
[Hiiii artists! Hiiii! 4laugh ]

For some reason when I think of a 'milkbun', the first thing to come to mind is three-milk cake. While not a bun, it does in fact contain three types of milk and it is delicious. emotion_drool


I googled milk bun and came up with this
User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

It is strawberry milk bread.

it looks delicious whee


Oh gosh... strawberry milk bread @____@

I want to go to there.


milkbun
Maggot
Hmmm, I guess I could ask a question...

User Image

Any chance that we'll ever be able to obtain this glorious shirt? emotion_kirakira


I'm not sure.. I actually haven't seen or don't remember seeing this shirt before.


milkbun
Evelin333
hi guys!
Novel question here, but does anyone know what the shoes are in the second avatar in the EI report that came out today?


The shoes come from Autumn Groom I believe...
/In response to several people putting up more images gotten from searching "milk bun"/
yesss... *fill the thread with delishus foods!!!*

/images of delicious food continue pouring in, having less and less to do with milk or buns/
milkbun
OMGGGG you guys are making me so hungry yum_bacon yum_bacon yum_bacon yum_bacon yum_bacon

I'm gonna head out now and eat some food to quench the hunger.

Thank you for joining the chat and enjoy your weekends. I'll be looking at the Art Freebie thread during the week so feel free to chat there as well smile
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
May 7th

Lanzer
Hello everyone!

How many have watched Avengers over the weekend? It's definitely one of my favorite super hero movies so far. Either way I hope you took part of May 4th's mini event.

Get ready for the frat party on Friday, meanwhile, Moga's also getting ready for the Gaia launch. We'll have an announcement as soon as possible.

Biglanky's taking the weekend off, I suspect that he's secretly watching the Avengers while everyone's at work. smile

Welcome to ATA!


carbonphyber
Crystal Sparda
carbonphyber
Crystal Sparda
Just wondering, but what happened to converting the cash shop into the gold shop layout?

When will the Gaia Labs page be updated?
There are features on there that no longer need to be there
(Floating footer, Buy more outfit slots, Puri Gaia).

*noms on Robert Downey Jr/Stark nekkid*

I'm still working on the "CashShop in Gold Shop" conversion. I need to add a few more features to gold shops so we don't lost much.anything int he Gold Shop.

Okay! I just didn't know if it was forgotten... sweatdrop
We just didn't hear much after it was switched back to the current style. ^w^;
Thank you!

Yes - I apologize. The day we released the switchover a few glaring issues were brought to my attention so I turned off the "Cash Shop in Gold Shop" format and restored the older "Cash Shop popup / overlay".

I don't have a very good idea of how much work is left... it's hard to give an accurate prediction since I am working in a lot of other people's code.
Lanzer
There are a few features that we wish to bring to the live site, and updating the labs page will probably come later. Meanwhile we have solicited a few new ideas and will find time for those new features also.


siskataya
Princess-Orphelia
siskataya
Princess-Orphelia
Hello everyone! biggrin
4.. I'm having an Aussie BBQ, would you care to come over? Everyone's invited. It's free. biggrin

Cheers
Orphie. whee

Yes, yes I would. Two of my nieces were born in Australia, so I need to get there some day and loiter about. A BBQ would be grand! You also have wombats and platypuses, which rule. I want a pet platypus - I will name him Mr. Slappy. I know it's poisonous, but still, so cute! But yes, I'd love a BBQ. I could bring something!

- Sisky

Hiya Sisky.
Ohhh what part of Australia do you nieces live in? When you do come over, let me know if it's in Sydney and maybe we can meet up. I'll take you to the zoo so you can see all the lovely animals include the Wombats and the Platypus. Yes, they are co cute. You can bring over the Cadbury chocolate favorites to the BBQ. biggrin

Haha, they are in Sydney! XD I can bring the Cadbury or Tim Tams. But I am climbing the harbor bridge when I go, so be prepared to join me. Do it for the Health and Fitness Forum! XD


siskataya
Starshine
siskataya
Starshine
Just lurking today :3

I see you lurker! MEAT! eek

- Sisky

Haha I'm not sure I'll have time fo the zomg contest, I'm reading the hunger games novels in my spare time, so addictive!

I'm in Australia too! If you ever come travel, you have to visit Sydney ^^

Ohhh I shall - and you'll be going up the harbor bridge with me too! Looks like we have a team now XD Wheeeee! ninja


Lanzer
Constipated Trillionaire
Couple alchemy related things:

First, to go into some more detail about the formula issue that I mentioned last week. The cases would greatly benefit from a change similar to the caches. I don't even attempt to open cases since I know there is about a 99.9% chance I won't get what I need. And half the stuff in them is more or less worthless since it's something like a formula for an old EIs that will cost 5 times as much to craft as just out right buy. Same for some of the RIG items in there. I understand you need some formulas in there that people can use to level up with. But some of them are just so expensive to craft it's pointless to even bother.

Changing them like the caches would greatly help in reducing the crazy odds you have in pulling something you need. Heck, you could even make it so there is a quest case that lets you choose which quest you want. That way if someone is lucky enough to open a case and actually get a quest they are able to choose which one the want to do as opposed to being stuck with the one they randomly got.



Secondly, I calculated how many different colored caches it would take to finish the demonic quest:


User ImagePhilosopher's Cache: Diamond x221
User ImagePhilosopher's Cache: Emerald x213
User ImagePhilosopher's Cache: Amethyst x309
User ImagePhilosopher's Cache: Aquamarine x256
User ImagePhilosopher's Cache: Topaz x319
User ImagePhilosopher's Cache: Gold x271
User ImagePhilosopher's Cache: Garnet x289
User ImagePhilosopher's Cache: Platinum x39
User ImagePhilosopher's Cache: Ruby x360
User ImagePhilosopher's Cache: Sapphire x274

Not sure what this will look like for any of the other quest since none of them are near being completed yet as far as I know, but I can't imagine it being too different from the demonic. In my opinion it wouldn't hurt to make the gold cache a little more common. From the hundreds of caches I've opened I've found them to be just a little less rare than the platinum bags, a bag that isn't needed nearly as much in things. Especially the quest.


Thank you for the feedback. We are looking into making more changes to make the system more fair, and additionally we will monitor the rarity of the bags also.


carbonphyber
Princess-Orphelia
3.. I don't know if anyone else is experiencing this, but I can't purchase anything from Phin Phang. Each time I'm there, I can't click the options above. And if I press an item to buy, the little pop up window that usually appears, isn't there. It was all good up until last week. So it might be something that may have been changed just recently? So I don't believe it's my computer. gonk

I'll look into this. If gold shops broke recently, it's probably something I did. I'll look into it.
Princess-Orphelia
Edit, I forgot to add this. Also in regards to Alchemy, after we've completed a formula ready to be crafted, it does not always work. It takes the gold, but the formula does not work. sad

Isn't this expected? Do you mean you aren't told that you "failed to conjure" or something like that? As far as I know, You either:
(1) successfully conjure and your gold and components are deducted
(2) fail to conjure - your gold is deducted but not your components -- you need to keep trying on this case
(3) an error occurs -- neither your gold nor your components should be deducted.

Are you talking about case #3?


Narumi Misuhara
Tsuki_Kirkland
Hi Admins, hope you had a good cinco de mayo. I’ve got some questions for you.

1. Will we be getting any more achievements soon?

2. When will the summer event be starting up?

3. Can we get a recolor for the devilish sleeves item..please

1. Proably not until the next big event

2. It's months out.

3. No idea


Lanzer
Babymetal Monochrome
1: Are the Trash Exchange in Ruby's Rack, and the Flower Exchange in Buttercup Cafe ever get around to being updated with new items that we can make from trash and flowers? A lot of people proposed good ideas for additions to these features, and I don't think these the flower and trash exchanges should be abandoned, since not everyone favors alchemy.

2: Can we see more of Saiph and Hatsya again, sometime soon?

3: Currently, there's no way to opt out of achievements and prevent them from popping up and being a giant eyesore in the center of the screen. Unchecking the Achievement Ranking Progress box under the Gaia Notifications Settings” tab doesn't work; nor does unchecking the box on the achievement, itself, when it pops up, to prevent people from seeing them, so clearly it's broken, and has been for a while. When is this issue going to be looked into?

4: There's also been a glitch with the Lucky Chests for some time now. I get the chest, on occasion, in my aquarium, or sometimes in the header, but when I click on it, the items don't show up, and I can only see the ad to get the key, and the countdown timer. Is this going to be looked into, sometime soon?
User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

5: Is there an official Gaia mascot? We seem to have a lot of them; like Gaia-tan, Coco, Kiki, Rock Puppy, and I don't know whether to consider Diedrich one or not, but is there an actual official site mascot?

We're not getting as much updates as we aimed for but we definitely have the exchange in mind. Sorry for the wait.

That I can't promise, there isn't any plans yet.

I'll bug Darknrgy to look into the issue.

We'll look into the problem also.

There's never been an official mascot, our first one was Kiki, then Gwee got pretty popular, and so was Grunny. I think we'll just keep adding more and more.


codemonkey37179
Toolee
I was wondering when Towns 2.0 is going to be out and whether we will be able to park our cars next to our houses?

Hi Toolee, I'd say maybe one of the towns (Durem or Barton) may be out in late Summer or early Fall. I like the idea about having the cars next to the house, or linking your house to your garage. I've been thinking about it ever since we remade the houses. Of course there are a lot of basics to cover first, but it definitely goes on the 'nice-to-have' list.


Lanzer
.~.Lady_Aji.~.
Evening, staff.

- zOMG! glitch repairs: How goes it?

- Since the red devil mini wings raffle tickets are now useless, can you give users the ability to trash them?

Our dedicated engineer knocked down two bugs already and we're also looking into the orbs problem. Hope to have that fixed this week. I'll get more info and keep you all informed.

No problem, will make the change right away.


DJ Helsing
KaylaGalela
I have some questions. Whoohoo!

1) How likely is it we will see a replacement for the blue noodle video ads soon?

2) Can we see more of Mari the Djinn in the future? Maybe a RIG or comic?

and lastly,
3) Why is it we are allowed to have signature images 500 pixels tall, but they get cropped off the bottom anyway? Just wondering. ^_^;

With regards to the second question we just added Payment Wall as a new video offer provider last week around the same time that we took down Blue Noodle. We know that that is not enough inventory so we are currently working with our current providers to give us access to more inventory as well as to open up more international offers.

With that being said we are currently in netogiations with 1 other video offer company to integrate their system to get you more opportunities to earn free Gaia Gold.

Thanks for the question.
carbonphyber
KaylaGalela
3) Why is it we are allowed to have signature images 500 pixels tall, but they get cropped off the bottom anyway? Just wondering. ^_^;
If we can help mitigate issues while they are waiting on a moderator to help (i..e disable a signature that does not conform to guidelines), then we will. Moderators have a busy job and disabling signatures isn't always their highest priority so we try to help users by not letting their page formatting break.


codemonkey37179
Tsuki_Kirkland
Do you know when the summer event, which is the next big event will start?

Well, sometime in the summer wink We haven't put together concerning the event yet, so there isn't much to tell. Even if I could smile


DJ Helsing
Hey everyone hope all is well.

I'm working on alot of really cool things so keep your eyes open this week and next for some press releases talking about a few cool projects that I'm working on.

Can't say much else but keep your eyes open wink


siskataya
Existential Existence
happy monday

and can't wait to see how Monster Galaxy will work on Gaia biggrin

actually i can wait, that's just an expression of good feelings.

Happy Monday to you too! Glad you are excited for Monster Galaxy on Gaia. We think it'll be super fun - and a great way to spend some time doing solo fights or battling friends. I also think the Mogas are really cute. My favorite is Burger - I have one named Carl Jr. XD

- Sisky


Lanzer
Castiel Lover
Good evening, Admins and Devs and Mods and Artists.

I've reported this bug many times, in all the correct spots. One is dated Feb 11th of 2011. I'd really like to know that the artists are aware of it and if they can fix it. Certain items mess up the Suspicious Eyes (that i'm wearing).

For example: Dream Town's red car; both Valentines Kissing booths; Grave Danger Funeral Frame; secret retreat's mirror; Reve Rouille (diving in); Little Lucie (Empty Eyes); Many other eye mods, etc. etc.

Example: User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


I'll check in with the artists to see why that bug still haven't been fixed yet. Thanks for your patience


Lanzer
Mashed Potato Jones
Good evening admins, I hope everything is going all right!

Quick, non-website related question! What is your favorite hand-held game?

Pokemon, followed closely by FF Tactics. Still debating on whether or not to spend the time on the iPhone version...


siskataya
Crystal Sparda
The summer event... It must have a Robert Downey Jr easter egg in it.
It must. *noms on RDJ some more*

Correct me if I am wrong, but I get the impression that you seem to love you some Robert Downey Jr., right? xd

- Sisky


Lanzer
Princess-Orphelia
Hello everyone! biggrin

Just a few questions today from me.

1 .. Although Alchemy is fun to do and a great way to spend a boring moment . However, with the prices of some of the crafting items needed, it's hard to actually purchase what is needed. I'm just wondering is there a way to lower the quantity of items needed? Which would make it so much more affordable for most people, and also easier to obtain. For eg; Rather than having 30 or even 50 of something. Can that be lowered so it's no more than say 5? It's the quantity amount that is needed that's not only time consuming, but very pricey. sweatdrop

2.. I'm also finding that in regards to the question above, some of the items are unobtainable, they can't be found in the MP, or purchased in shops. So can this be looked into please? stressed

3.. I don't know if anyone else is experiencing this, but I can't purchase anything from Phin Phang. Each time I'm there, I can't click the options above. And if I press an item to buy, the little pop up window that usually appears, isn't there. It was all good up until last week. So it might be something that may have been changed just recently? So I don't believe it's my computer. gonk

4.. I'm having an Aussie BBQ, would you care to come over? Everyone's invited. It's free. biggrin

Cheers
Orphie. whee

Edit, I forgot to add this. Also in regards to Alchemy, after we've completed a formula ready to be crafted, it does not always work. It takes the gold, but the formula does not work. sad

We're taking steps into making Alchemy more fun for all users. I know that the team is taking precautionary steps so we're not moving as fast as we want to but the team is making sure that things do go out of balance the wrong way and everything become de-valued. We'll continue making improvements.

If you're having trouble with Phin Phang, try using another browser such as Firefox, Chrome or the latest version of Explorer. We've tried our best with compatibility testing but sometimes weird problems happen with specific machines or browsers.

Oh I love free food, especially free BBQ!


Zero Omega
Mashed Potato Jones
Zero Omega
Lurking. ninja

I think someone needs to go back and retake Lurking 101.
ninja
Been lurking since page one!
scullylam
Zero Omega
scullylam
Zero Omega
Lurking. ninja

*brohoof*

what's up brony king? ;D

Explosions. Many, many, many explosions.

oh my! are you sure that's what it is? it could be a sonic rainboom for all we know. ninja

Oh, very, very positive about the explosions. xd
Tsuki_Kirkland
Zero Omega
Tsuki_Kirkland
Zero Omega
Lurking. ninja

Hello Brony king

Hello! *has now been forever dubbed the Brony King*


How are you? -gives a brony tastic crown for you to wear-

Sleeeeppppyyyyy~ Can I eat this?
MrsrachaelSnape
Zero Omega
MrsrachaelSnape
Zero Omega
Lurking. ninja

Hi, how are you?

Sleeeeeeepyyyyyyyy~ emotion_zzz

take nap! Or drink tea!

Had tea this morning! May a nap though.
siskataya
MrsrachaelSnape
Harbinger of Pandamonium
Stayed up late with your pony collection?

rofl

did you ever watch this? http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6716898/my-little-brony

I've never seen that before... those poor ponies! eek
Zero Omega
Harbinger of Pandamonium
Stayed up late with your pony collection?
You mean the ones that you bought for yourself and loaned to me for some reason?
MrsrachaelSnape

rofl

did you ever watch this? http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6716898/my-little-brony

Amazingly hilarious. xd


Harbinger of Pandamonium
Narumi Misuhara
Meromictic
What was the final outcome of the may the fourth forum mini-event?

Although I'm sure I know which team won. >o>

Bronies, right? XD


...You saw it here first!!!...

imperial = 5,817
revenger = 2,454
trickster = 1,809
rebel = 1,710
brony = 2,680

Go imperials!


codemonkey37179
Lei_Trigar
Lanzer
Lei_Trigar
Hello, this is my first ATA post, though I have read through many of these. (as long as they don't go through 2 pages per minute sweatdrop )

Any one of you Devs/Admins may answer any of these..

Question #1: Inventory Arranger.. Its been 3 months since I've really heard anything relevant on whats new with it. Inventory Thread.
SO, can I have something to go on as to when we Gaians can see the update?
its been so long since I've organized my Inventory, I stopped once I heard there was an update coming out for it! It... Looks so bad at the end XD

Question #2: zOMG! Updates.. First I want to give a late thanks for the recycled Easter Event. Anyway, I've noticed little things being done in zOMG! lately, but it seems to be doing more harm then good (in some places).
Can you fill us in on what kind of updates the team is/will be working on?

Question #3: Alchemy #1.. First off, I also never really got to say thanks for the new Cache Update, even though it made some non-expensive Components jump up a lot in price, but it also made a lot more of the expensive Components drop immensely, so in turn the changes did more good the bad for sure.. But my question is now about the now Formula shortage.
So, is there any plans to do something like you guys did for the Philosopher's Cache for the Alchemists Case? (different color Cases?)
If there is any worry about the Backwing Quest Formulas I can suggest making a special Case with all 5 of them in it, but obviously you'll want to keep it with the same ridiculously low odds as it does now. Or just keep it as is and just randomly get one instead of a different color Case.

Question #4: Alchemy #2.. There has been concern with the systems destroying rare/hard-to-get/nolonger obtainable items.. Example: Mood Bubbles, SDPlus Dolls,
Are there any plans to bring back such items?


Well, I'm sure I have more, but that'll be for another time, thanks for your time and hope you guys answer these. smile

Sorry we're more focused on the Towns update right now, so the inventory arranger update is on-hold. We'll have more news for you once we get back to work on it again.

Currently we're focused on fixing the major issues that were reported. Hopefully we'll go through the biggest bugs then we'll figure out what to do next.

We share concerns with formulas too and we'll definitely be addressing that. As for the items that could be destroyed, we'll find ways to give them out to re-balance them if it makes sense. We still need to look into that to make the decisions though.

So basically it wont come out/be working on again till after the Towns update? How is that coming along by the way? I forgot to add that question. lol

That's good, I can tell when you guys 'fix/change/update' anything. I read that you said 2 glitches have been fixed, will we ever see a list of the things you guys have fixed?

Yeah, I saw many other asking, good to know you're all looking into it. And hopefully soon we'll see a update. smile

Yeah I understand that, just as long as you guys somehow let us know that you'll be bringing such-and-such items back. razz

Towns is coming along great. We have yet to put the art together with the code, because neither is ready, but both are being worked on and hoping for late Summer or early Fall.


siskataya
scullylam
the avengers was awesome! did you stay after credits? heard there is something great. biggrin

and hi everyone. biggrin

Hiya Scully! I haven't seen the Avengers yet, but when I do, I'll let you know about the after the credits thing. Well, if there is anything, but I won't spoil the surprise. Hope you are well! *coughcoughMEAT!!!cough*

-Sisky


Lanzer
Sasune
Can you please increase the sellback value on some of the alchemy items? I crafted a bunch of Tsunami KO recolored shirts and they just keep dropping and no one will buy them except for the shadow shirt. Right now the store price is 1200 gold, which doesn't even come close to the 100k-150k it costs to make one. I'd be happy to sell them for 100k even though it costed me more to make them.

I'm sorry to hear. One of the things we're worried about when making changes to Alchemy was the effect on prices of components. We responded to the majority of Gaians who want things to be easier, but unfortunately those changes have such effects on those who build alchemy items. I'd also like to ask if you prefer the Philosopher's cache the way it is right now or how it was before?


Lanzer
Kloob
Hi guys! Any more information on your new fantasy game? Perhaps it's name? Not sure if that has been released yet. I'm currently writing an article on it for Gaian Informer Magazine!

Also, Lanzer, I asked if you saw Hunger Games a couple ATAs ago. Unfortunately, I missed the ATA after the one I had asked you in. So, did you get to see it!?

We actually don't have an official name for the fantasy game yet. We even spent a night shooting nerf darts on a white board with names to find a fitting name but haven't come up with the right now. We're hoping to have some sort of a demo in a month or so, but until we have the demo we don't have a solid date.

I like the Hunger Games. It's a mature film with great characters. I can't help but to compare with movies like Battle Royale and for me I actually prefer Battle Royale even though the two movies are really different.


Lanzer
Kawaisa Sailor Moon
Oh wow, this is my first time posting in AtA (though I've been lurking for a while now) ~ ≧ヮ≦

1) Can we get more green/teal eyes?
2) Can we get more green/teal wigs?
3) Thanks for all your hard work!

Wow, that's pretty specific. We have our set of 16 colors and currently the system doesn't go outside of that, so it's unlikely. Sorry.

Wigs wise we can do a lot more, hope to release more in the future.

Thank you!


Lanzer
Diamond Cache
Just wondering, will Monster Galaxy grant gold an items once transferred to Gaia? I'm not sure how the game worked on Facebook since I still haven't tried it, but will spoils be rewarded from the game?


The Gaia version will grant gold the same way as the Facebook version does.


Lanzer
Meromictic
Are there plans to switch out the cheap cash shop items with something else?

The ones there have probably been through enough of a run. XD


Cash shop items do get rotated so do expect to see changes. Though I can't tell which specific items will be next.


siskataya
Princess-Orphelia
Common Senseless
Hi everyone smile

Quick question to all:

How many took 1000 pictures of last nights super moon?

I know i did razz

I missed it. What a bummer. gonk

Me too, but not to worry! I Googled the images, and saw that there is a slightly smaller full-moon coming on June 4th. It will be almost as large as the super moon biggrin

- Sisky
Lanzer
Oh no! I spent all night playing ME3 multiplayer...


Lanzer
Mashed Potato Jones
Is it just me...or has there not been a dev notice about the Ask the Admin happening yet?

A number of admins are not in the office today so we're hosting a smaller ATA this week. Just taking things nice and slow. smile


siskataya
WideEyed
Hi Everybody! blaugh

I just wanted to pop in and say "Thanks" to Sisky, and everyone else who has a hand in her Contest in the zOMG! Forum! heart

This is really wonderful of you to do, and I hope it geats an amazing response!

Awwww, you are most welcome! Glad you like the contest, and hope it is fun for the community. I'm super excited to see all the entries biggrin

- Sisky


Lanzer
Castiel Lover
Nice and quiet in here today, because ATA wasn't announced in Dev alerts.. Which brings me to a new question:

Would you consider doing an Admin Alert once in a while, perhaps a little before ATA, with statements on some of the most asked about things, so they aren't asked over and over at every ATA?

Things like:
Alchemy
zOMG
Current Events
Upcoming sponsors
Known big bugs being worked on
Features that need updating (towns 2.0, inventory arranger, old games)
New features coming up
etc.

Edit: And the monthly videos don't really help with that. They're mostly a recap of the month and I would bet most people don't watch them.

Yeah we've been taking about an FAQ or announcement of sorts that will answer most common questions before every ATA. We might have something pretty soon.


Lanzer
The Omnitrix King
Question for Lanzer:

Will you d8 me? redface

I believe waffles is still available. He's quite a cutie
User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


Lanzer
It's 90 degrees at the Gaia office today. I think we're all gonna pass-out now. sweatdrop

Thank you for joining us this week. See you all next ATA!


siskataya
Alrighty gang - I have to head out now. I've got a gimpy leg from a pulled muscle, so I have to head home and have a hot bath and soak in minty water to soothe the ache! D'oh!

Thanks for showing up as always~! On a final note, just an FYI: I've got a couple of contests running right now that are paying out some sweet rewards. They are open to all Gaians, so feel free to enter! The more the merrier ^^

Health and Fitness Forum Contest:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/health-fitness-forum/moving-through-may-month-of-fitness-contests-3/t.79515245/

zO-MAY-G! Meativersary Contest!:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/zomg-gaia-s-mmo/zo-may-g-happy-meativersary-contest-win-prizes-3/t.79521107/


Be well biggrin
Sisky
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
May 14th

Lanzer
Hello everyone!

Welcome to this week's ATA thread! We're hard at work on the upcoming summer event, and Moga for Gaia is almost ready.

We've just pushed out a patch that fixes the orb count bug and the training area bug in zOMG, and we'll continue squashing other important bugs in the game. Thank you for your patience.

Let's get started!


Lanzer
Constipated Trillionaire
Curious why the Dernier*Cri items that are needed for the backwing quest in alchemy haven't been put back in Dernier*Cri shop yet? I can't imagine it would take much time at all to do that, and I don' think it should be store items, items that haven't been buy-able from the very shop they come form for a long time, should end up being the last thing you need to finish an alchemy quest because they are next to impossible to find.
Another thing, thanks a bunch for adding 10 extra slots to the store, really comes in handy! biggrin Also, how about an achievement for having 1 billion in sales or even reaching the max sales limit of 4,294,967,295g ninja

We'll be putting everything back into the store ASAP. Thank you for bringing it up!


DARKNRGY
Shadey Kitty
Is there any chance at all for the Bootygrab captcha frequency getting reduced any time soon?
I'm not a coder / programmer but I can't imagine changing that number from 4 to something like 8 would take too much time, would it?
(I suggested 8 because at least that would cut the irritation w/ the captcha in half.)

We won't be changing the captcha frequency in BG. Unfortunately it is prone to abuse and already poses a threat to inflation as is.


biglanky14
Babymetal Monochrome
1: Out of all the NPC's on Gaia, who's your favorite?

2: Can we see more of Saiph and Hatsya again, sometime soon?

3: Dark Reflection sequel. When are we getting one?

4: If CrosStitch's new shop was supposed to be for users to have more item design contests, then why don't you guys keep whatever item updates that come from the contests as strictly “contest item updates”, and release the items during whatever time you manage to make the winning entries into items, alongside the usual monthly gold shop update to the other shops? I don't think it's far that you're passing a contest item update off as an official gold shop update for a certain month, if the items from Crosstitch are “contest winning items”. We're getting jipped enough on the gold shop updates as it is, so please keep CrosStitch contest item updates completely separate from the gold store updates, and just release both the contest update and a normal gold shop update in the course of the same month, when the CrosStitch winners are decided, from here on out.

5: If Meili's part tiger, does this mean he's got nine lives, so he's not really dead? Would he have to start fresh and be reborn/ reincarnated as a baby and go through the cycle of growing up again, if he used one of his nine lives? Or would he simply revive from the state that Zhivago left him in?

Hi Babymetal,

1) Edmund - for sure.

2) I can't answer those types of questions b/c they're up to our writers smile

3) Not sure on that either.

4) Thanks for the thoughts on this - not sure how we'll proceed with the winning items in the future.

5) I don't think we'll be seeing Meili again, much to the chagrin of some of our users.


DARKNRGY
laughed at you when he
DARKNRGY
Carbon Soul
Hey Lanzer and staff, thanks for adding the extra MP slots.

Any plans for other achievements to possibly unlock upgraded features?

I did this on a whim because it was a highly requested feature. We're also talking about unlocking achievement titles which you can mix and match under your avatar. Do you have any suggestions for unlockables?

So you "did this on the whim?" Wow. Don't you think it wise to only make major changes to the mp after considering the long-term ramifications of such a decision?

I pretty much do what I want.
Panagrammic
carbonphyber
Carbon Soul
My long lost brother!
Does one of you have an identical twin called "Carbon Copy"? biggrin


biglanky14
scullylam
*jumps in like this place is made of chocolate*

mmmmmm...... er uh.. anyway. hi everyone!!!!!!! biggrin


btw thanks staff for fixing things. and also, if brony king was a pony, what would he look like? then again, why am i imagining that would be an awesomely epic contest to do? sweatdrop also, when will we have more staff sdplus dolls? if i had a swarf doll, my avi would be 20% more cooler. cool also, a complete zomg team set would be pretty sweet.

Hi Scully,

I believe he looks like Zero Omega.... smile
Zero Omega
A giant explosion.


Zero Omega
CodedNinja
Zero Omega
CodedNinja
Why does gaiaonline doesn't take responsibility for a ban when they at fault?

I got banned for 'hacking' but it was all my gold I earned by doing "Earn GaiaCash" offers.

Hey there CodedNinja,

Thanks for your question, we definitely don't want users to feel like they've been unfairly banned or that we banned someone maliciously. While we normally don't discuss these details in public, we'd like to take this time to clear up the situation so you don't feel that you were treated unfairly.

On January 23, 2012 a user reported their account as being hacked and their username changed to something that is very similar to yours. While I won't give out the full username, it definitely contained "Coded." Upon investigation of this case, we saw that not only was the username changed, but the e-mail on the account was also changed. We then found that items were being removed from their account and moved into the account, coded101. These trades were made on January 26, 2012 using your IP address.

Then the items were sold for gold and that gold was moved into the account, TrasnsferCode on January 29, 2012. Finally, on April 30, 2012, the remaining profit was removed off of the account and into your main account, Winged Demon X. All these trades were conducted on your IP, and as such, we identified all your accounts as being hackers and stealing items from other users.

If we find that a ban has been unfairly placed or if there is an issue with the ban, we will certainly take responsibility and unban the account(s). However, in this case we do not believe the ban was unfair. Should you wish to contest this ban further, please file a ticket at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help.

Once again, thanks for your question and we hope this clears up any confusion about why your accounts were banned.

Alright, I understand, I am not sure how I got that but if you would like you can strip all items and gold on Winged Demon X and possibly give me my account back? Seeing I do work on GaiArch and GaiArch being attached to that account it would be unfair that I can no longer update the thread or any information regarding GaiArch. Alternatively if you don't want to do that, can you remove all personal data on the account and possibly move over the thread owner ship to this account.

Please send me over a PM to discuss this further.


siskataya
Existential Existence
Hi gaia biggrin
I am currently at six flags waiting in line for X2, celebrating rollercoaster day like a rebellious miscreant
Nyah nyah nyah
Jk
Hope y'all doing well


Jealous! I love roller coasters! eek Have fun! ^^

Sisky

Edit: P.S. - Zero doesn't like roller coasters. He has "issues" with them! :0
codemonkey37179
Which six flags?
biglanky14
Superman, and especially Tatsu, are way better.
Zero Omega
Existential Existence
Zero Omega
Posting in AtA while waiting in line for a rollercoaster? Now that's dedication!
User Image

A nd ata is more fun than waiting in line ;D
Anyway hope you guys enjoy the week again
Yay

That is beyond epic.
Panagrammic
Existential Existence
Panagrammic
Can we get a picture of you taking that picture, though?

I bet u thought it was impossible but I have another camera fufufu
G2g but hope u enjoy
User Image

Ah, that's hilarious. Tipped!

Too bad you're gone. You know what I was going to ask for next, of course. "Can we get a picture of you taking that picture of you taking that picture?"

biggrin biggrin biggrin


Narumi Misuhara
Shadey Kitty
Good evening, everyone.
I hope that you all are doing well and that all of the moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Tonight I would like to bring up a topic that I originally brought up exactly 6 weeks ago.
Here is the original post with a response by Lanzer.

Is there any chance at all for the Bootygrab captcha frequency getting reduced any time soon?
I'm not a coder / programmer but I can't imagine changing that number from 4 to something like 8 would take too much time, would it?
(I suggested 8 because at least that would cut the irritation w/ the captcha in half.)

As for including Aquariums in events, I understand that because of the nature of the game it would be difficult and rather time consuming to come up with new ideas but would recycling old effects be too much hassle? (such as the old phonograph at Halloween time or falling snow during the Christmas season?) I'm not 100% positive on this but I think it's been about 2 years since we were granted the ability to enjoy those effects.

Should the time come when aquariums can receive some positve attention, here are

A few ideas for new effects and events:
How about falling leaves for Autumn?
Clovers for St Patrick's day?
How about different songs or sound effects (especially during holiday times) ?
April 2009, Aquarium Easter Egg Fish were introduced during the Easter holiday for a limited time and in December 2009, we enjoyed the Aquarium Reindeer also for a limited time. How about pumpkin fish for Halloween (they could drop pumpkin seeds for something?), turkey fish for Thanksgiving (they could drop feathers or giblets for something? haha) or (and this might be too late for this year but...) since we refer to fish in a group as a "school of fish", fish with graduation caps on for graduation / prom time? (an example might be what you see in my signature although I am sure the artists here could do a MUCH better job!). Perhaps they could drop diplomas for an alchemy ingrediant or a zomg recipe?

Can't answer the first part of your post since I don't know about it, but regarding the tank events, I like that idea. Currently flash resources are low for that kind of stuff but something I'd definitely investigate further if we can easily do it.


Lanzer
Babymetal Monochrome
1: Out of all the NPC's on Gaia, who's your favorite?

2: Can we see more of Saiph and Hatsya again, sometime soon?

3: Dark Reflection sequel. When are we getting one?

4: If CrosStitch's new shop was supposed to be for users to have more item design contests, then why don't you guys keep whatever item updates that come from the contests as strictly “contest item updates”, and release the items during whatever time you manage to make the winning entries into items, alongside the usual monthly gold shop update to the other shops? I don't think it's far that you're passing a contest item update off as an official gold shop update for a certain month, if the items from Crosstitch are “contest winning items”. We're getting jipped enough on the gold shop updates as it is, so please keep CrosStitch contest item updates completely separate from the gold store updates, and just release both the contest update and a normal gold shop update in the course of the same month, when the CrosStitch winners are decided, from here on out.

5: If Meili's part tiger, does this mean he's got nine lives, so he's not really dead? Would he have to start fresh and be reborn/ reincarnated as a baby and go through the cycle of growing up again, if he used one of his nine lives? Or would he simply revive from the state that Zhivago left him in?

Bildeau - today

Probably not in the main story but maybe in side stories later

Dunno, it's a "maybe"

Unfortunately the bulk of item creation is in the actual drawing and database entry, including debugging with other items in similar layers, there isn't extra artists to make items that are outside of the regular gold updates. We're not passing anything as a regular item update, but we can't physically have more updates because some items aren't categorized as the typical item update though. Hope that makes sense.

I don't think the 9 lives rule applies, so I don't have an answer for you on this one.


Lanzer
.~.Lady_Aji.~.
Evening, staff.

First off, thanks for the fixes to the orb counter and training area. But there's another glitch that I think you should be aware of. When players accept the DMS quest from Alastor to kill Kamila, they aren't able to fight her. Just wanted to give you a heads up just in case you didn't already know about it.

Thank you. We will look into that also.


biglanky14
Kiyo_Michan
Thanks for the 10 extra shop slots, very useful!

Are you going to be updating the Alchemist Case like you did for the Philosopher's cache?

I have to say there's nothing more frustrating than opening one and getting a formula that comes from another giftbox grant. sad

Hi Kiyo_Michan,

It's something we're considering, although we're looking at a couple of different options of what we could do next. Hopefully we'll have some more tweaks for you sooner rather than later.


DARKNRGY
-Ohh Nutella
hello admin what happen to the cinema????? the area where u watch videos with ur friends????

Cinemas was removed from the site long ago. It didn't do well.


Narumi Misuhara
Sifen Yamishi
Hey Lanzer and company. Hope you guys are doing well.

Gaia Madness was fun and all, but I'd love to see you guys have a "Soul Calibur" and/or "Smash Bros" tournament one day. See who's the best at it.

Also, what can we expect for this year's summer event? Will it be another gold sink again with Alchemy on the side? Or will this be something new altogether?

Plus, has Louie been cast aside for more Gino-centric plot now? We last saw him in last year's Halloween event, but ever since then, he's been sparse on the radar.

Thank you for your time.

This summer event will be the return of the Olympics, details of which will be further released at a later time, probably through my journal.

Regarding Louie in the plot... no idea >.<


codemonkey37179
katagula
codemonkey37179
katagula
Will you ever fix the house issue? For example, I can not enter my house, it just keeps me at the loading screen.

When is the last time you saved your house?

Hard to remember really, maybe back in the summer of 2010, maybe 2011...

I need to upgrade the house to give you a message when this happens, but for now, please edit and save your house. We did an upgrade about 6 months ago, that requires you to re-save. If the problem persists please pm me.
codemonkey37179
katagula
The thing is I can't enter the house though, so I can't edit and save =P


You don't need to enter your house to save it.

go to http://www.gaiaonline.com/homes/ and click design my home


biglanky14
The Undead Suitor
*strolls in*

Can we get some mass effect items? Maybe some stuff like this?

*strolls out*

*Stumbles in*
Wait, where am I?

*Stumbles out*

*Stumbles back in*

Oh yeah - maybe, as long as we don't get sued

*Falls over*


biglanky14
Gyptoega
When will the give be informed if we made it for the beta testing? You said we will be informed by mail, but I didn't see a date of when.

Hi Gyptoega,

I think it'll be pretty soon. But they got a ton of applicants, so it might take a little bit of time to sort through.
Panagrammic
Early June.


Zero Omega
Jinji Janann
Zero Omega
Jinji Janann
If I feel Gaia wrongly deleted a thread is there any way to appeal it?

Please, I'm stressing out pretty badly and I don't know what to do...

You should contact the staff member that informed you of your thread being deleted to appeal it. They should be able to assist you.

Thank you for the advice... I wish there was some way to get the thread back
but I've just been told that once it's deleted there isn't any real way to revive it.

I will still try to talk to the staff member and see if the misunderstanding can be
sorted out. neutral However, I was wondering why there isn't some warning system in
place before just deleting a thread outright. If you found material to be a problem
couldn't the author be asked to remove it first? It seems hasty to just delete it. sad

Unfortunately with some threads we have to delete them right away. However, if necessary we can bring it back with magic powers. ninja It's a very rare situation though because most of the time the thread did need to be deleted.


biglanky14
Radio Moscow
Does anything ever get done about item petitions? In all seriousness. I've yet to see some of the longest running ones get any attention.

Hi Radio Moscow,

Sweet username, btw.

Yup, we look at petitions all the time. I know there are some long-running ones on there, but there are a bunch of factors that go into what we end up taking on (what type of dev resources it'd take, how long it'd take, how many people it would affect, etc.). That doesn't mean we're never going to do anything, but we have a pretty long list of what we want to tackle already (and we try to fix bugs and such as quickly as possible) so it can take time to get to new stuff.


siskataya
Gma Wolf
Why hasn't my complaint been looked at? I can't put items in or take them out. As for the other demands as to "Browser", "Adobe version", just makes it easier to be "hacked".

Hello Gma Wolf,

Thanks for the post and letting us know about this issue!

We're sorry if your complaint hasn't been addressed yet. We do see you sent an email a while back and were given a reply that we cannot accept free-form emails at that address, and to please file a ticket through our Help Center. We're so sorry if you didn't get that reply!

At this point, since it was a Towns related issue, we'll pass along your inquiry to the team that works on Towns so they are aware of the problem.

Take care,
Sisky


biglanky14
Starzel
Can users still catch rare bugs in towns?

Yup!


Lanzer
Razumi Yazura
Hey, guys. How've you been doing?

Nothing too dire at the moment, but I was wondering if the Pandemin Medic's helm/mask layering could be fixed for head items? I checked and it appears to happen to most, if not all head items layer completely behind it. This includes hats.

Here's a few examples. Even part of the plasma gear should be shown over the helm on one side.
User Image User Image

I made a thread to report it a few days ago. I understand that the avatar system's layering can be finicky. I just wanted to point out the mistake as soon as possible as the item was from this month's CI.

Thanks for letting us know. As long as the problem is posted in the bug report thread we'll look into it. Shouldn't be too hard to fix, hopefully. smile


siskataya
Hakiato Fiasuki
Why am I so hungry?!

Because you live in District 12?

- Sisky


biglanky14
wawsup
Gaia Online mobile Android version coming out anytime soon? biggrin

Hi wawsup,

It's something we'd definitely like to do, but we don't have the resources to take it on at the moment. Hopefully we will at some point.


DARKNRGY
laughed at you when he
Hello, and thank you for your hard work.

I have a question with regard to the Tycoon Achievement that allows 20 store slots. Why have you made the mark so low? 1 million in sales is easily achievable by new users using Gaia cash, and their inexperience on the mp causes them to rudely undercut by 1g, and now do it 20 times. Other aspects concern me as well. Have you put a lot of thought into this decision? Are you quite sure that the marketplace will benefit?

Respectfully yours,
Laughed
total taxes paid to you via store sales so far: over 48 million gold.

Less than 3% of users who are actively selling have 10 or more listings. It takes quite a bit of activity to sustain a large number of listings. It's easy for experienced users but it's impractical when you're a new user. Not sure what effects you're worried about but undercutting by 1g is a legitimate strategy in a fast market. I anticipate a very modest uptick in market activity.


Zero Omega
Eternal Fetus
Zero Omega
The Devils Aphrodite
What are you guys doing about false bans? Preventing future ones and previous ones? For example back in Feb. I had a friend try black ailing e and threatening me in order to get me to give her 1mil of my gold. When I wouldn't she said she'd report me for hacking her if I didn't give her gold. When I still said no that' exactly what she did ad I was banned. I filed an appeal that day and including the link to the thread where the conversation and her admittance took place. An auto message said someone would look into it within 14 business days but now it's march 14th and no one has yet. Stuff like that isn't fair to those of us Gaians who work hard for our gold for our quests and guild funds.

Could you send me a PM with your ticket number when you filed for the appeal?

We take all bans very seriously and if we find that someone was unfairly banned during our review, we make sure to unban the account. However this is a very rare circumstance, most of the bans that are placed are accurate and we ensure that all proper reviews are done before we actually make a ban on an account.

thats untrue, my sister received hacked gold without knowledge it was hacked-this was maybe 6-8 years ago and you guys said you cant unban the account and dont have the power to unban any account once they are froozen....

I'm not sure who exactly said this, but six to eight years ago was a very long time ago. sweatdrop That is certainly not how we operate now.
Zero Omega
Eternal Fetus
well is it possible for her to appeal then now? i mean she's a very dedicated veteran member who i dont think has ever even been warned for something since the incident...

She can try, but for something that long ago I can't guarantee any results.


biglanky14
Leader Clair
I have no questions about Gaia as of right now, so I'm just going to ask random questions.

What's your least favorite food?

Anything spicy b/c I'm a wuss.
Panagrammic
Lutefisk.
Zero Omega
DARKNRGY
milkbun
DARKNRGY
Dirt. It's pretty much terrible.

What about Chicken Marsala day?

Ugh, also terrible!

That's some of the best! gonk So gooooood.


Lanzer
Sifen Yamishi
Hey Lanzer and company. Hope you guys are doing well.

Gaia Madness was fun and all, but I'd love to see you guys have a "Soul Calibur" and/or "Smash Bros" tournament one day. See who's the best at it.

Also, what can we expect for this year's summer event? Will it be another gold sink again with Alchemy on the side? Or will this be something new altogether?

Plus, has Louie been cast aside for more Gino-centric plot now? We last saw him in last year's Halloween event, but ever since then, he's been sparse on the radar.

Thank you for your time.

Yeah when the right fun idea comes along we'll definitely go for it.

Summer event? Expect to see me again in the event comic. smile Don't think there would be a tie-in with Alchemy, as we'll focus more on the games themselves.

Louie is still around, but yes he never was the main cast I don't think. Is he your favorite character?


Zero Omega
GetRichOrDieTryn
HEY GUYS!!! i tried this last time but no answer!!

i want to be a mod but i'm not over 18......i read someone that you guys were thinking about have parent consent in order for minors to apply....will i ever see this i want to be a mod but cant wait any longer .....I hope you gusy will think about it and ive been waiting and still currently waiting for me to be 18 ..Thx ill be waiting for a reply ..I LOVE YU GUYS!

Unfortunately there are no current plans to have parent consent if you're under 18. It's something we can continue to investigate, but at the moment it isn't possible.


carbonphyber
Satsu Sune-ku
Question but why is the time in gaia always 2 hours behind?
http://www.gaiaonline.com/account/preferences/: "TimeZone"
Make sure that setting is representative of your current locale. You may need to adjust it for Daylight Savings, travel, etc.


biglanky14
Agnostic Beverage
Hello admins.

I was wondering if there will ever be an app or a mobile site for the smart phone/tablet/etc? Nothing too extravagant, but just something to post in forums with, trade, check mail, etc.

Thanks.

Hi Agnostic Beverage,

We've got our iPhone app already, and while we'd like to provide some more (such as for Android) we just don't have the resources to do so at the moment. Hopefully that's something we'll be able to get to in the future though.


Panagrammic
frozen angelic moon
my question wil lbe based to the new mmo fantsy flash rpg
okay first and for most
will there be weapon/armor shops? if so will they go to max levle what we can achieve inthe chars levels and will they things in each shop be fairly priced?
and are you guy hoping this wi lseta balnce for he site cause isense a inbalnce in the market coming again o.o btw i have suggestion pm me abotua market suggestion fix the inbalnce it has currently biggrin .

The new flash game isn't really an MMO.

It will have a shop where you can buy stuff. We're hoping that the stuff in the store is reasonably and fairly priced.


DARKNRGY
SaikoTaiko
I thought you guys stopped your support for zOMG yet there are still updates for it...What happened?
I haven't been paying attention to news after that fiasco with zOMG regarding the Deadman's Shadow place...


We're not currently developing new content but we are fixing some of the outstanding bugs.


biglanky14
Goddess of Skary Childrin
Hey just wanted to start off by saying thanks for letting us sell 20 items now in our MP stores!

Thank Darknrgy smile


Zero Omega
CARL0S-X4
can accounts be un banned years later if you can bring more proof of innocence
or is there a time limit after which time you cannot get the acct un banned no matter what?

We will typically try to review a ban as far back as we can, but within 90 days is really our preferred time for appeal. If it's older than a year there maybe a chance we can't do anything at all due to extenuating circumstances. gonk


codemonkey37179
The Second Choumaru
Are you still taking ideas from Towns 2.0 or have you decided what you are doing.

Lastly if so who should I PM my ideas too if your still accepting ideas

Towns will be ever evolving.

Post any ideas or questions here

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/site-feedback/towns-2-0/t.78071015/


Lanzer
MrSwaggNastyy
could i apply to be an staff

We're still looking for talented programmers, that's probably the only open position right now.


biglanky14
Sinister Whispers
i felt the need to make an unnecessary post.

We're glad you did!


DARKNRGY
Lotus Flower 1209
Hay I've noticed that there is a tone of people complaining about the fact that items that are in our inventories aren't showing up. Are you working on this. Please its makes making gold hard.

That should already be fixed as of today at around 12PM PST.


Zero Omega
Davey Drizzt Jones
A while back I made accounts on Gaia and then something happened where I can no longer login or re-use the same email. I am also unable to reset the password. A week ago I invited a friend onto Gaia but I was told that it was impossible to make the account because the screen cuts off where the "next" button should be.

Go ahead and file a ticket at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help, we should we able to help you out with the lost password. As for your friend, that I'm unsure of, I've never actually heard of that happening. Could you PM me with the details?


biglanky14
oMonstah
Hey Gaia!
I was wondering, when are we getting another GC sponsor like BlueNoodle? I miss getting my 10 GC, and since I live in Canada I can't do any of the others. Thanks guys!
-Mon

Hi oMonstah,

We're working on it - trust me we want it as much as you guys do. Unfortunately BlueNoodle more or less left us out to dry, but we're looking at a couple of options that will provide more opportunities to our international users. Thanks for staying patient on this.


DARKNRGY
Starchan13
Hi, Gaia!

So, I have a question....

In the Marketplace, some items say that the store price is a certain amount of gold (for example, Zoku Inari's Beads Yuki no....um...I forget...for 14,000 gold) but no store is specified.

Help?

That's a bug we need to fix. Thanks for the reminder :]. Some items have a store price in the database but they're not actually in a store.


biglanky14
Cookie Attacks
Are there any plans to introduce more trash exchange items? If not, would you ever consider it?

AND WOOT, FINALLY CAUGHT ONE OF THESE! =D I always log on in the mornings and find out I'm too late. ;( I do love that you do this. ^^ I admire it. =)

Hi Cookie Attacks,

Glad you could make it!

We don't have any immediate plans, but it's definitely something that could happen in the future.

And we really enjoy doing these too. They're pretty nuts and we miss a lot of questions, but it's a great way to interact with you guys and find out what's on your minds.


Lanzer
Lunaria Canis
Hello admins! I want to know, how can I fix my Quick Links thing? When I scroll to the bottom of pages it goes down as well, forcing me to scroll back up to access it. Help please!

Please let us know which browser and on what operating system it's running on and we can check it out. Though I hope that you would be able to try out another browser such as Firefox or perform an upgrade of your current browser and the problem might go away. Good luck!


Zero Omega
Poosy Boot
I really don't want to be asking this, but it has just been a really annoying thing that has happened to me.

Appearntly I've been banned for using Mule accounts to break ToS. The owner of these Accounts Zombie Tinkle V2 and Poosy Boots sucks have been nothing but causing trouble. To me. Be it posting without consent and basically ruin a rp for awhile. It makes no since as to why would I make an account to do this to myself? I don't know just really bugs me.

It looks like you used the account, Zombie Tinkle V2, to post porn on our forums on May 4, 2012, and then used the account Poosy Boots to evade a ban. Posting such content and engaging in ban evasion is a serious violation of our Terms of Service. If you wish you appeal this further, then please file a ticket at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help.


biglanky14
Tanns
I have a question about donor status. Do you get it when buying something 249gc+ in stores like Mecha Neko and Phin Phang? Or is it 100% in the Cash Shop? Because nothing appeals to me in the Cash Shop however I like to get donor status to remove the ads...


thanks.

It should apply to you if you buy 249+ of GC anywhere (I believe). Although there might be a couple of shops that we missed. If you see that, post in the Bug Reports forum and let us know. Thanks!


Zero Omega
Public_Enemy_4_Ever
can u bring back Posting for Millions? PLEASE?

I'd love to bring it back! Something we can definitely consider.


DARKNRGY
Maxim Phaeus
Not that it's a bug or anything, but I live in the Great White North and I notice there's a couple shops and other things not available in my country. I was wondering if they'll ever become available, and if so, when abouts.

Thanks for your time <3

Some of our contracts are with third parties who have their content licensed only in the US. It wasn't by choice. They likely won't change but we'll also try and push for full international in future contracts.


siskataya
iMadysun
Hi guys.

Having recently reported another user for inappropriate sexual content, it got me to wondering how Gaia protects its younger members from online pornography and indecent images that other less... tactful people bring to the various forums.
More specifically, what steps are taken to prevent exposure to sexually explicit meterial on Gaia Online and how seriously do you take such offenses?

Heya iMadysun,

Thanks for the great questions - I'd be happy to answer them for you.

We take the safety of our members very seriously on Gaia. We want this to be a safe and fun place for all members, and content of the sort that you are describing not safe or welcome.

To handle content of this sort, we have moderators who deal with removal of that type of content, and who ban offending accounts. We also have a safety email for serious issues that need escalating, and a safety hotline for law enforcement should they need our assistance.

While we cannot necessarily prevent such inappropriate content from being posted on or linked to on Gaia, we can remove the content when it is reported and deal with the accounts posting it. As for how seriously we take sexually explicit content, we take all of it seriously and deal with offenders posting it on a case by case basis. We will, if necessary, escalate a safety issue to the authorities if we feel it serious enough or harmful to individuals (especially minors) on our site.

Hope this helps and thanks for reporting biggrin
Sisky
Zero Omega
Leader Clair
First, if you find someone posting sexually explicit content, you're way better off messaging a mod, so it can be handled faster.

Usually, the person posting it will be perma-banned. If they continue to make accounts and doing it, they will start doing a blanket ban.

Porn is definitely a high priority, but users should also be reporting it so that we can have all the evidence laid out infront of us incase anything happens.

Additionally, we don't actually do any sort of "blanket bans." A user would have to be posting violating content before we just ban them for existing. xd


This transcript continued next post LIKE A BOSS.
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
This transcript continued from last post LIKE A CEO SENT TO PRISON FOR ACCOUNTING FINANCIAL FRAUD. sad
(This legalese correction brought to you by the Gaian Legal Advisory Department of People Who Actually Take These Quips Seriously. wink )


May 14th, some more

biglanky14
Thy Almond
Okay, this is going to seem like a random question. I've been playing a lot of bootygrab recently and i had a thought, i wondered how many goldfish died in a year on gaia and then i wondered if you kept track of that sort of thing- so my question is, do you keep track of how many goldfish are on the site at a time and do you know how many have died since may of last year? ninja

Hi Thy Almond,

The first part, yes, although I will fully admit that I'm not up to speed on the # that are actually on the site right now smile

I'm pretty sure we could figure out the second, but I'm not 100% sure. If we could, that would make for an interesting trivia question.


biglanky14
Burning Carebears
Hello. I don't have a question, I just wanna say- keep being awesome and keeping Gaia amazing.

Thanks! We're trying smile


Narumi Misuhara
adorabah
Narumi Misuhara
[ Glass_wings ]
Random Question: What did you guys think of The Avengers?


AMAZING
Who was your favorite character in the movie? (I have yet to see it, but Tumblr is really making me wanna see it)

Iron Man ...and go see it!
Panagrammic
Whedon nailed it.
Zero Omega
Ember-babe
Zero Omega
Ember-babe
Zero Omega
Loooooved it~

Zerrroo~ I haven't seen it yet, but I reaaallly wanna. If I asked you nicely, would you take me on a date to see it~? heart

*explosion* burning_eyes

Oh, dear. It'd be pretty hard to go on a date with a pile of ash. *pokes the Zero Ash* sweatdrop

*poofs and floats away*


biglanky14
coconai
Hello gaiaonline, I would like to report the rip off of the bid blast.
How exactly can you win the bid game if it glitches out and selects a random user?

Hi coconai,

What happened? Can you PM me the details? Just a warning that it can sometimes take me awhile to respond b/c I get a bunch per day.

Thanks!


Lanzer
Eltanin Sadachbia
Hey Admins!

I was wondering when we might expect to see another EI bundle in the cash shop... Not rapid EI Bundle, I'm talking the originals...

Also wondering if we might see a sale weekend anytime soon on Fish in Phin Phang...

The original EI bundle would be rare since it turns out that the old EI takes a long, long time to create and support.

Don't have a sale planned anytime soon. What are the fishes you particularly like?


DARKNRGY
Eternal Fetus
i'm curious as to what people are signing up for beta for???
and what powers do your typical admins have? are they allowed to generate there own items or items they cant buy??

Not sure which beta you are talking about.

A lot of the staff can modify accounts but we have some guidelines about when/how/where it's appropriate. Devs sometimes have really weird inventories. At one point I had something like 1,000 green vials because I was testing it razz .


biglanky14
Aryn
Hello lovelies, anyone miss me last week? wink

Desperately!


Panagrammic
Eternal Fetus
Hello devs
I have a question....
soooo........
whats this new game you guys are talking about???? xd

Information here.


Zero Omega
Ardian Logic
Zero Omega
Ardian Logic
i want to chat with Zero Omega

Hi!

did featured avi can show at homepage twice?

We try not to so we can give all users a chance at being displayed.


Lanzer
oMonstah
Hey Gaia!
I was wondering, when are we getting another GC sponsor like BlueNoodle? I miss getting my 10 GC, and since I live in Canada I can't do any of the others. Thanks guys!
-Mon


We're talking to some better and more trust worthy vendors right now and hope that we'll have better offers up later. Sorry for the wait.


Zero Omega
xXAyumi_cherryXx
Zero Omega
xXAyumi_cherryXx
Well I was wondering since I was recently hacked, if you could please replace my items that were taken. I had Apprentice Charm, Toned Keido, Pistolera, 3x Anesidora's Woe 3rd Gen. (Any), and The Lusty Scoundrel.

Please file a Hack Report at http://www.gaiaonline.com/hacking, we'll do our very best to assist you!

I did that's how I got my account back bit I still don't have my items back.

Then please send me a PM with the details so I can look into it further.
carbonphyber
I'm sorry you lost full control of your account. Please read our Safety Tips page then make sure you fill out a Hack Report -- see the "Reporting Hackers" section.


biglanky14
Olfway
Would the Gaia team have any use for a volunteer programmer/coder/dev (whatever you wannah call people like me) If so, I offer myself to the sacrificial alter X3

Hi Olfway,

We do look for interns occasionally - if you're in the Bay Area and are interested, shoot a resume our way smile
carbonphyber
We are interviewing for summer internships right now.

You need to be able to relocate to San Jose, CA, be at least 18 years old, have some computer science / programming skills and a desire to learn more.

Send some example code to the "employment" email address on this web page:
GaiaOnline Corporate Site: Contact Us page.


carbonphyber
Days of Raine
Hello!
Recently my wishlist completely disappeared. It had over 500 items on it, so naturally it'd be about impossible to rebuild. This has apparently happened to many other people as well. Is this problem being looked into?

Do you remember what you were doing when you lost your wishlist content? Were you adding an item? Reordering the wishlist? Deleting one/multiple item(s)?


Zero Omega
ilafatyu
There's been a rise lately in the number of bannings happening in the art shops forum. I personally know two people who have been banned for unknowingly accepting botted gold as payment, and another who has been accused of art theft. Is anything being done to support these people, or are Gaia's artists taking an unprotected risk every time they accept a commission?

We make sure that every ban is thoroughly reviewed before placing it to ensure that no unfair or illegitimate bans are being placed. If you know anyone that has been banned, please have them appeal at http://www.gaiaonline.com/hacking.

Keep in mind that we never target any sort of community when bans are placed, sometimes a case does involve a large part of the community depending on what is going on with the case, thus, it can give the illusion that we're "after" a certain community. However, that is never the case.


DARKNRGY
Im-So-Fly
DARKNRGY
Im-So-Fly
Does Gaia plan to fix the inflation on the site? Would Gaia consider giving a Gaia gold monetary incentive for us veterans who have stuck around to stick around?

Those two things are contradictory XD. But anyway, the point is valid...

We're always looking for ways to keep the economy under control. Some of the bigger problems are hard to solve because it would involve nerfing features that users have gotten used to paying out a lot of gold. We always have our eye on it though.

Is there anyway us veterans of Gaia could get some kind of boost? sweatdrop Ive been here since 05 and I just am nowhere near close to having all my items, I'd like to get them eventually but right now it looks like I never will. crying I just don't have the time or the know how to amass tons of gold, nor do I have money to just pile up a bunch of donations to you guys to get money. sad

It's sort of an odd request. Users who have been around for a long time are typically far far richer than new users. Usually they learn some tricks to make gold more quickly so it would be unfair to the new users to make it even easier.

But... we did have that in mind when we made the Heaven forum, which may or may not be your thing. The idea there was to give a forum space to users who had been around for a while and wanted to deal exclusively with experienced users.


siskataya
xHeavens_RejectedChildx
Hey Admins!! Can you guys Add Me? I've been with you guys for like ever now xD over 5 years!!
one more thing If I invited you guys to my Wedding in Jacksonville Would you guys go to it?!

Congrats on the upcoming wedding! If I were in the area, I'd be happy to swing by! Never been to Jacksonville - could be fun! XD

- Sisky


Zero Omega
Lord Rosario
Zero Omega
cute_prince04
HELLO ADMINS

ITS PRINCE THANK YOU FOR GETTING ME MY TRADING PASS BACK I REALLY APPRICIATE IT. BUT ONE THING I AM UPSET ABOUT IS THE FACT THAT MY PRIZED POSSESION WAS TAKEN AWAY DUE TO THE FACT THAT SOMEONE HAD GIFTED IT TO ME, AND THAT PERSON BEING A FRAUD. MY ONLY CONCERN IS THAT HOW WAS IT MY FAULT THAT HE GAVE THAT TO ME AND IT WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM ME. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DEALT WITH AND FIGURED OUT WAY BEFORE IT WAS GIVEN TO ME. THAT BEING SAID I HAVE LOST ALOT OF GOLD DUE TO THAT BECASUE I HAD MY FULL HOPES ON TRYIN TO SELL THAT TO MAKE MONEY. IT IS A VERY PRICEY ITEM ITS NOT LIKE ITS 10K OR SOMETHING ITS WORTH 2MILL AND IT WAS TAKEN AWAY LIKE THAT. IF I COULD PLEASE GET IT BACK OR REDEEM SOMETHING ELSE FOR IT WORTH THE SAME VALUE OR LESS ATLEAST ITS NOT REALLY A FAIR DEAL FOR IT TO BE TAKEN AWAY.

-PRINCE

There are thousands upon thousands of trades, gifts, etc being done per day. It is actually impossible for us to verify if a transaction is illegitimate before it actually happens. The best rule of thumb is that if an offer or gift seems too good to be true, then don't take it.

I think a good rule of thumb for admins and staff should be to take contraband items and gold away from those stole/hacked to get them, not from those that paid gold to the person that stole the item, and if you DO take the item away, at least give the person their gold back. If it's too much work to give the person their gold back, then don't take the item in the first place. Simply put, the hacker should be the only one punished, not every person somehow put into the line of fire.

Unfortunately with all of these cases we have to do reversals all over the place, trust me, we don't like it either because it can take such a long time to do. gonk There are various factors that go into why we have to do removals or reversals, however, when we make the decision to do so it's because we need to find a way to balance out the economy again and return what the user stole. If you bought an item that was hacked/exploited/etc, and we do a reversal, you should get the gold you put into it back.


biglanky14
China DoII
Hi guys! How are you this evening?

Anyway, I really like Mecha Neko! But, is it only going to be gaia-cash based?
I think you should have items you can use gold on too! And more anime themed items in the shop would be sweet <3

Hi China Doll,

Not necessarily. It might, but we're kicking around a couple of ideas of what we could do with it long-term. As for more items, when we find a good partnership that we think our users will like, you'll see more in there.


Lanzer
JRX125
Is there any way to lower the price of the blood stone gem? I just think that $6 is a bit much. Also, when are the beta testers for the new game going to be chosen?

I'll look into the price. As for the new game, if we have more space for more beta testers we'll have a dev notice up. Though that won't be for a little while until the new games are ready. (outside of Moga)


Zero Omega
GetRichOrDieTryn
Last question...
If ive been banned is their any way to get my stuff back if it wasn't my fault iwas banned?

File an appeal at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help. However, if we find that the ban was indeed your fault, then you would forfeit your right to use those items due to violating our Terms of Service.


biglanky14
l Takeshi-Kun l
Will there be any fun summer events comming up ? On the other hand, will Gaiaonline be more upgraded in the style of the layouts ?

There will definitely be some fun summer stuff coming up! We're working hard on that right now, in fact.


codemonkey37179
tirloid
codemonkey37179
tirloid
Why do you guys always answer my joke questions, but never my serious questions?

Which type is this question?
A serious question reffering to the joke questions as an example of sorts.

Well, because your joke questions are funny! There, I just answered your serious question. smile


DARKNRGY
Sacred Vows
Hi, Gaia

I was wondering I am not able to put bundles from the cash shop on marketplace. I buy gaia cards and get the bundle, but there is no option to put my bundle on the marketplace.

You should be able to sell bundles on the marketplace. If you click on that item from your inventory page it doesn't show the Sell button because it has a special popup. If you go to marketplace, sell item, and select from that inventory it should work. Let me know if it doesn't.


Zero Omega
Shanyume
This message is for Zero Omega.

When you have an opportunity would you be able to give me an update as to where you are with the case you had me message you about 2 weeks ago. Last you had said was you were refreshing your memory on it.

Thank you for your time.
Shan

Thanks for the reminder! Sorry about that, been busy. gonk


carbonphyber
biglanky14
ZyuZyu
Ohohohoh! I've never partaken in one of these before... > w<
How're you doing, staffers? :3
Glad to make your acquaintance.

Uh, for a question... well, you've probably answered this one over and over and over again, so please forgive me for asking it again (I can't find anywhere that answers it, anyway). What exactly are those deathly lime-green pixels that appear occasionally when one puts on a certain item, and how can one prevent it from appearing?

Hi ZyuZyu,

Welcome!

You're referring to the ever-lovely "green goo" glitch. Basically, it's a glitch - that green stuff shows when an item has some sort of conflict with another. We try to fix those as quickly as we can, although with so many items I know more are floating out there. But we just upgraded our internal tools so that this should happen far far less than it used to.
We just recently gave the artists another tool that will help them catch green goo glitches earlier so they get fixed before items are released. It should also make it easier for those artists to fix older items that are affected by the Green Goo.


Lanzer
Roza_alpha
Did you all play the games before posting them?

Most of us play as much as possible, yes. It's part of our job. smile


biglanky14
gummie_sourball
i'm wondering what sponsor videos are suppose to replace the blue noodle now that those are gone. i don't really like having to sign up for a lot of useless stuff that ends up spamming my inbox for ten gaia cash. :c i understand that some give is needed on my end for the free cash, but i would prefer some more "watch now" videos for small amounts of gaia cash in return instead of my cell phone number.... >.>;

Hi gummie_Sourball,

We're working on it - we definitely want replacements in there as much as you do. Unfortunately Blue Noodle left us in the lurch so we have to scramble to try to replace it.


biglanky14
Maguspaladin
hey everyone at Gaia HQ Sup? anyway 4 simple questions

1.) any chance we could see more animated items like the shadow gem but with different elements and placements of the gems on the avatar body or have some of the gems be part of accessories or whatnot

2.) are there gonna be more vehicle mounts like the motorcycle from gimpi, sure there have been other vehicle themed item mounts but some of them don't look all that great with the avatar being bigger then the vehicle

3.) anyone at gaia hq checking out Eureka Seven A.O. or Aquarion EVOL ?

4.) what other anime inspired items can we see in the mecha neko shop and are all the items in there going to be gc only or is it going to be a mix of gaia cash and gaia gold?

Hi Maguspaladin,

1) It's possible, although it'll ultimately be up to the artists.

2) Same thing - it's hard for us to talk about future item releases b/c they're changing all the time based on the desires of the site.

3) I'm not myself, but I overheard some convo in the hall about Aquarion the other day smile

4) For now, those are for items where we've partnered with someone to have their items on the site. They'll be relatively rare, although we're looking at new options all the time.


Zero Omega
WingsofNemesis
Can I be a mod? I log in every day~

You can file an application to be a mod here:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/questions-assistance/moderator-application-faq/t.46243481/


siskataya
sai the hokage
yay!!!! im sooo excited!! mrgreen

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy! 3nodding


Zero Omega
Skagz
Zero Omega
Skagz
Anyway I can find out for sure if I bought hacked items instead of waiting around for a mod to get back to me?

Unfortunately there's no way we can tell this beforehand, we typically come across these situations when we're investigating a case that involved hacked/botted/exploited items/gold.
How does someone who might have bought a hacked item know? If they don't know before hand can they still sell with out any consequence later down the road.

This sort of situation applies to me.
Just saying.

Unfortunately the user doesn't, and we totally understand that. That's why if you end up receiving an item that is hacked and you weren't involved with it at all, the very worst we'll do is temporarily disable your trades as we review the situation and then, if necessary, remove/reverse the item/transaction.


Zero Omega
Miera42
A few things: (:

One, how would someone submit ideas for items outside of contests...?

And two; when my account had been hacked through a friend's account, I didn't get anything back because it had been a friend's account that was hacked.

Okay, I guess three...the next time I was hacked, I was able to change my password in time before too much of my stuff was gone...but I don't think I was able to get any of the special items back except for a few conscientious people who were willing to give the items they had Dived for back to me.

So, short of waiting years to get enough gold to buy it all back, how can I get the items again? What really sucked was the ones that were gifts.

You would need to file a Hack Report at http://www.gaiaonline.com/hacking and then the case can be reviewed from there. We don't guarantee item or account recovery because there are multiple factors that play into our decision for recovery, however, most of our cases end up with the user receiving their items and/or account back.


DARKNRGY
tirloid
Hello Admins, Moderators, Developers, Artists, and other Gaia staff.
I have a question about the Marketplace. There are those time when you search for something, but just don't know exactly how the item is spelled, or you come up with no results.
So I was wondering if the Marketplace search could have a suggested keyword much like search engines such as Google or Bing.
If you search something on those websites, but spell it incorrectly you will see something like this.
User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.
And you would see this if you had misspelled either "Gaia" or "online" as a suggested search.
If the Marketplace had something like this it could make searching for items a bit easier.


I would love to have suggested keywords!! Google and Bing are also the world's best search engines :]. It's technically challenging to do type ahead for items because it would require either downloading the entire item list or making very frequent requests from the server (or some combination). It's not impossible but it's hard to justify it.


siskataya
writes in white
So this is to all the admins-

couldn't help but notice a lot of hate towards you and the mods. does this get you down or discourage you? what do you do to keep your chins up for gaia?

i can't help but love you guys. i got my account permabanned back in 07, but i was able to get it back after a lot of requests to review the ban. i am very glad to say i'm still in my first and original account from 05 <3

Heya - great questions!

I'm not bothered by the moments of "hate" to be honest with you. While I want everyone to be happy on Gaia, I get that sometimes people are not happy, and need to vent their frustrations. I always try to remember that if they didn't care, they wouldn't speak up. As for keeping my chin up, I just focus on all the many positive experiences I've had on this site and the many wonderful people I've met. I still think this is the most creative, compassionate, and fun community online. Every day I am grateful for all of you smile

- Sisky


siskataya
Hydros Titan
Nothing really much to say or ask. I'm just here to thank the MODs and ADMINs for keeping this site under control. That's all TYVM!

Thanks for the kind words - you are most welcome! biggrin

- Sisky


biglanky14
adorabah
I knew ATAs moved fast, but this is crazy. @A@

It's even crazier on this side of the keyboard smile


DARKNRGY
Goddess of Skary Childrin
Okay I have a question about the Cash Shop discount, why are you discontinuing it?

It was a promotion designed to get people interested in subscription. We've kept it on for a long time and we're pretty sure we have the level of exposure we want from it.


Lanzer
pandexX
I am grateful for the zOMG! bug fixes but i have a question about DMS. will you guys ever release a shadow orb dubbler .i mean if it was realest you could sell it for like 149-199 GC.

One more thing i would have hope we could get some new buddies ( DMS would be perfect) but its seem that we wont ... just like they wont have any real use. ( which is very sad i have the biggest collection ) but would we ever get new ones im ichen to spend some GC on em 4laugh ( edit0 ALSO WILL WE H=EVER BE ABLE TO BUY CURE OR A REVIVE BUNDLE


We'll look into it, thanks for the suggestion. It shouldn't be too hard to put it together.


siskataya
EliteDanneh
Sisklepants! Nice to see you around! Someone recently anon'd me an SD plus doll of you, reminded me that I should equip your wombat more, but I'm so very fond of my avatar.

PM me some time, we should really catch up!


Hey hey! Nice to see you around too. Now you have an SD me, to go with the wombat! Not to worry, it's kind of hard to make a wombat work with some outfits. Glad you like it though. You never know, one day, you might wake up and be all "OMG, I need to equip a wombat!" and you'll be in luck! XD

- Sisky


biglanky14
Thanks to everyone for showing up, and sorry I couldn't get to more questions! As always, we're doing our best smile

See you guys again next week!


Zero Omega
xHeavens_RejectedChildx
What would be the Chances of me being able to get an office tour when i go to Cali?

Go ahead and send an e-mail to safety [at] gaiaonline [dot] com (reformat the address to an actual e-mail) with the information on when you'll be in town.

siskataya
xHeavens_RejectedChildx
SISKY! so when I go to Cali (cause im takn a road trip for my honeymoon!)
We should go to Lunch!!! I'm buyn!!! maybe DJHelsing and Lanky or Zero can come too! Sushi time!!! yum_tamago yum_tamago yum_tamago yum_tamago yum_tuna yum_tuna yum_tuna yum_tuna yum_salmon yum_salmon yum_salmon yum_salmon yum_shrimp yum_shrimp yum_shrimp yum_shrimp yum_shrimp yum_shrimp yum_shrimp yum_shrimp yum_shrimp

Sounds good! Let me know when you'll be here biggrin
-Sisky


Zero Omega
writes in white
how the heck do you become the featured avatar?

haha, seriously though, is there nomination or something?

Nominate yourself in this thread:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaia-community-discussion/interested-in-being-on-the-homepage-let-us-know-here/t.48450339/


codemonkey37179
Arch Angel Neko, pandexX
/long, melancholy convo about how nobody's answering their questions/

I respond to the questions I know the answer to. I didn't know the answers to any of yours. There are a lot more people asking questions than are answering them. We do the best we can.


DARKNRGY
iSyte
Is there ever going to be a member clean up? I've notise that when doing searches for people there seem to be a lot of unused accounts out there that haven't been used in years, and banned accounts still show up.

Will they ever be deleted?

We don't do username recycling for various reasons but the top ones are 1) in case they come back and 2) it's a security issue if someone takes a username that other people expect to be someone else.


codemonkey37179
out of controll
I asked this last time and got no answer. sweatdrop

Are there any plans to fix the really really really really really really old inventory organizer?
it glitches and isnt very friendly to navigate. confused

an answer would be nice! 3nodding
please and thank you heart

Yes, but (and I am quoting from an earlier post) it is on the end of a very long list.


Lanzer
Edgecrusher Asakuun
:3 Good evening!

I've never been in an AtA before so I don't know if this question was answered -- but a while ago (a few months, sometime in 2011 I think) the Hard setting for areas like the Sawmill in Bass'ken were made more difficult, and now it's almost impossible to win it with just any group of players.

Was that to manage server stress (since Hard has more Animated saws than the other settings) or was there another reason behind it? I still miss the old Hard Setting for the Sawmill...especially since I can't play as long as I used to be able to, so it's harder to get gold.

I remember that many users were asking for harder settings so we made the adjustments. I'll ask around and see what we can do about it.


Narumi Misuhara
Arch Angel Neko
my last attempt at getting attention:

Dear Admin.
I have been a frequent user of Gaia. I just want to say thanks for making Gaia reach out to its user more. I am a supporter of zOMG and Booty Grab. I just have a few questions regarding both. Also, the free Gaia cash that has been removed from the site.

ZOMG: As much as i love the game, I would love to see more quest in all the areas of zOMG. Would that be possible?

Booty Grab: Booty grabbing is fun. But as a tank owner its difficult to make both ends meet. Earning enough to compensate for the time we put into taking care of our tanks and the money (real money through gaia cash or gold). As a supporter of booty grab would it be possible for Memphis the Mermaid be placed back into circulation without nerfing her, and keeping her stats as it is. Setting her price higher like 100gc or 150gc would still be great, any higher than that would be to difficult for a normal tank owner who's time to go online is limited.

To point out, there are those who's time is limited. Because of school and work and those who earn more than the average are those people who has alot of time in their hands.

Gaia Cash: Since blue noodle has been removed. Lots of gaians who live outside of United states are no longer able to get gaia cash. I travel alot to and fro united states. I still get gaia cash from time to time but Gaians who live outside US would appreciate it more if you could find another sponsor like blue noodle to give out free gaia cash.

Summer time Item: One more question. I have finished the level 10 thingy in summer springs and I haven't recieved the item mentioned when reaching that level.

Thank you for taking your time to read. And reply.

1. No new development is planned for zOMG! We are however looking at fixing the bugs.

2. It may be possible to bring her back but most likely the payouts would change.

3. You should file a billing ticket for the Summer Spings issue, that can be found in the Contact Us link in the footer.
carbonphyber
Arch Angel Neko
ZOMG: As much as i love the game, I would love to see more quest in all the areas of zOMG. Would that be possible?
As was discussed many times earlier this year, zOMG is in "maintenance mode". We have one developer working part time on some bug fixes, but there will not likely be any new rings, quests, etc.
Arch Angel Neko
Booty Grab: Booty grabbing is fun. But as a tank owner its difficult to make both ends meet. Earning enough to compensate for the time we put into taking care of our tanks and the money (real money through gaia cash or gold we have earned through our hard work). As a supporter of booty grab would it be possible for Memphis the Mermaid be placed back into circulation without nerfing her, and keeping her stats as it is. Setting her price higher like 100gc or 150gc would still be great, any higher than that would be to difficult for a normal tank owner who's time to go online is limited.
Memphis was a big inflation vector. We are looking at re-releasing a nerfed version of Memphis. There are a few issues with the architecture of the game that would need fixing before we could release another fish like the Memphis of old.
Arch Angel Neko
To point out, there are those who's time is limited. Because of school and work and those who earn more than the average are those people who has alot of time in their hands.
Understood.
Arch Angel Neko
Gaia Cash: Since blue noodle has been removed. Lots of gaians who live outside of United states are no longer able to get gaia cash. I travel alot to and fro united states. I still get gaia cash from time to time but Gaians who live outside US would appreciate it more if you could find another sponsor like blue noodle to give out free gaia cash.
Blue Noodle was removed. We are working on trying to find a suitable replacement. Unfortunately contracts take a little time...

14 replies is a bit much for a single ATA. When we DevAlert the ATA, the topic grows faster than we can read+reply.
Lanzer
As far as I know quests are something that we can look into. After fixing most of the important issues we'll be looking into that.

As for Memphis, the primary reason she was taken out was because of the imbalance in payout, and we hesitated to put her back because many might not be happy to see a memphis with lower payout, so we still have to reach consensus on how we should put Memphis back into the shop. But we'll find a happy medium ASAP.

Thank you for joining us on this week's ATA. Have fun at the frat party!


Narumi Misuhara
Goddess of Skary Childrin
Will you make recolors of the Juno's Lace and Gogh Reed Hair?


*shrug* it's possible, can't say with any certainty though.


codemonkey37179
writes in white
IS gaia going to be doing anything for the upcoming US elections? like an item, or mock election (like between the NPCS?) anything?

i think, as a voter, that more young folk out there need become more motivated to vote. because they are the ones that it's going to rely on someday. not just the US, but other countries that vote on bills/politicians.

Well, we plan to vote. Beyond that I don't know.


DARKNRGY
EliteDanneh
@Dark - Can we hope for more achievement related perks? Your recent dev notice made me happy face

@Any able to answer: Can we expect lovely new animated items soon? <3

Someone else asked this and I had said we were thinking about doing titles. Basically achievements would give you titles that you could mix and match under your avatar. Some disucssion here: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/site-feedback/share-your-thoughts-on-some-potential-new-projects/t.78829267/.

I'm also open to suggestions for other unlockables!


DARKNRGY
EliteDanneh
Just caught your response to another user regarding achievement perks.

How 'bout...

1 Extra outfit slot per avatar related achievement? Or...1 outfit slot per two avatar achievements?

Yeah that's actually a pretty good one. I think we need to do some dev work to support more outfit slots. I'll see what's involved.


carbonphyber
Marcu Mayhem
When will you guys be updating the guilds?

I'm trying to evaluate how much effort it is to upgrade BBCode (which might benefit guilds) and if the "Titles" project (see Site Feedback) is approved, there might be some small visual improvements to guilds.
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
May 21st

biglanky14
Hi everyone,

Thanks for joining us today! I'm your host since Lanzer is off galavanting and doing very Lanzer-esque things. He might be able to join us later on.

One note: since next Monday is Memorial Day, we'll be moving ATA next week to another night. I'm not sure which one yet, but we'll let you know.

And as always, there will probably be a lot of questions we don't get to. This isn't because we don't like you (promise!), but because we try to answer as many different questions as we can, and there are usually too many to get to in the hour to an hour-and-a-half that we have.

With that, we'll begin in a few minutes!


biglanky14
Constipated Trillionaire
biglanky14
Constipated Trillionaire
Hey, just wanted to follow up on the question I asked last week about putting the Dernier*Cri needed in the alchemy backwing quest back into the Dernier*Cri shop.

Know last week you said would be getting those back into the shop ASAP, possible to give a more definite time frame?

Thanks!

Nice timing CT!

Yup, we're going to try to make this happen. Looks like we're hoping for next month (although usual disclaimer of "anything can happen" wink .

Thanks for the update! biggrin

Wouldn't hurt my feelings any if they made it back in a little quicker. ninja

Yeah - we'll try to find other ways to hurt your feelings smile
biglanky14
Constipated Trillionaire
biglanky14
Constipated Trillionaire
Good to hear, think I'm starting to enjoy the abuse! emotion_brofist

Awesome - you're 89% of the way to becoming an Admin now!

Something tells me I don't want to know what the other 11% involves! rofl

Human sacrifice.. Blood, sweat and tears. Mainly tears.


biglanky14
Sasune
biglanky14
Sasune
Can you please add new dealers to Blackjack? I'm getting sick of playing the same three dealers over and over again. Also, in the Blackjack FAQ, it says that the dealer must hit 16, but don't they have to hit 17?

Also, can you please make Alchemist's Cases easier to craft and have them sorted into twelve different boxes, just like you did with the Philosopher's Caches?

Hi Sasune,

I don't think we're going to have any company for Ace in the near future. As for hitting, in real life it's just a soft 17, which I believe applies here too.

Changing the Alchemist's Case is a possibility, but I don't think we're going to do it in the short-term.
When do you think you will change the cases?

We might not. We're looking at the stats really carefully right now and that's not high on the priority list based on what we're seeing.


codemonkey37179
Knight Yoshi
codemonkey37179
Sinsario
Sooo...any other big sponsorships in the works?
Just general stuff. Curiosity.

User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

YES. but can't say who or what surprised

Aw, can't even drop tidbits?

I really wish I could, but I can't ruin the surprise. It is something that a lot of the community has already been talking about.
codemonkey37179
xKamirei
That's great. I was going to ask the same question. Are you allowed to say if some of those sponsorships would be from Aniplex..and if not atleast drop a tiny hint? >w>


It might be from Aniplex!, but since I had never heard of them I wouldn't put too much weight on that statement. I really can't drop any hints. Big Lanky can I just tell them about ....Sorry he said no. sad


DARKNRGY
Existential Existence
DARKNRGY
Existential Existence
Did you see the solar eclipse yesterday?

People are saying Monster Galaxy is being picked up (by some company) to turn it into a manga. Who do you think is going to be the main character?

Also thanks for that frat party event, as random as it was. ;D

I did!!! It was really neat.

User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

cool picture!

I didn't have any special technology to look at the sun but I was able to stare at it by stacking ~5 sunglasses together.

it was soooooo coooooooool

XD I'm not sure if that's safe. How many fingers am I holding up?

That photo is actually a picture of a projection from a regular telescope onto a white piece of paper. A pretty simple setup and seems to work great for the sun.
biglanky14
Hi EE,

We did - some pretty awesome pictures floated around the office. Darknrgy is our resident space-type-guy, and he took some really neat ones.

Yup, it's going to be turned into a manga. I personally hope that I'm made into the main character, but truthfully I have no idea. That's up to those guys and our writers to figure out.

Glad you liked the party! We wanted to try something different than the prom this year.


Zero Omega
oMonstah
Hello again guys!
I just have a few questions this time.
1. How come the Monster Galaxy that isn't connected to facebook doesn't give you gold everytime you use a bonus attack? It seems silly, you'd think this version would be more likely to give gold. So why isn't it?
2. This one isn't exactly a question, more a suggestion but..about the Salon Update. It was..kinda disappointing. Are you guys running out of hairstyle ideas? If you are, why not hold a constest like CrosStitch, where users design hairstyles, and every time there will be one male hairstyle and one female hairstyle winner? Then you know you're putting out hairstyles that Gaians actually like. Not saying yours are bad, I mean, some of them are just awesome! But why not give this a try?
3. Have you guys had any luck finding GC sponsers that let people outside the US watch their videos?
4. What's it like being an Admin/Moderator? Do you guys have awesome muffin parties at the office?

Thanks for being awesome!
-Mon

4. Fire, lots of fire. Fire everywhere. Every direction. Every second. Explosions. Bullets flying left and right.
DARKNRGY
oMonstah
DARKNRGY
3. We're negotiating with a new partner right now that supports international.

Awesome, any idea when their offers will be up n running? n_n

There's no date set and I can't be sure of all the approvals that need to happen, but we have someone implementing it right now.


Zero Omega
Orgasmic Rawrs XD
Zero Omega
Orgasmic Rawrs XD
why is my other account banned even tho it wasnt even my fault and i didnt do anything i mean i spent allot of money on tht acc can u maybe have a look at it?

Have you tried filing a ticket yet at: http://www.gaiaonline.com/help ? You can appeal a ban there.
yes i have ive been doin it for 2 years now i never got a reply and im gettin annoyed

Send me over a PM with your ticket ID and I can look into it for you.
Zero Omega
Orgasmic Rawrs XD
Zero Omega
Orgasmic Rawrs XD
idk it its been 2 years almost and i had to get a new computer so i lost it what else can i do?

Try giving me the name of the account that you filed the ticket with. You can also check the status of your tickets by going to http://www.gaiaonline.com/help.
the banned acc or the one i used to report the ban?

The one that you used to report the ban.
Zero Omega
Orgasmic Rawrs XD
Zero Omega
Orgasmic Rawrs XD
its this current account i used to report the ban

Then go ahead and send me a PM with that information.

what information ? i didnt keep it saved on this computer because i didnt use this computer to report it

Tickets are saved through our own server. If you filed a ticket on this account, then visit http://www.gaiaonline.com/help, scroll down to the "Can't find your answer? Click "here" to contact customer support." Click "here." Then refresh the page. You'll see all the tickets you currently filed.


biglanky14
Platonix
Is there any particular reason you chose now to put out that PSA? Like, was there a law passed recently that says you have to be stricter about that stuff, or have there just been a higher number of such "jokes" lately?

Hi Platonix,

We've been meaning to do safety PSA's for a bit (on a monthly or bi-monthly basis). Unfortunately, we have seen a lot of those lately. Kinda sucks.
siskataya
Heya Platonix!

Thanks for the post and the awesome question.

There haven't been any new laws passed recently that we have to be stricter about this type of stuff. The problem is that recently, however, there has been a huge flood of people posting comments, topics, messages, etc. which have required us to block accounts for safety reasons. It's extremely disheartening to us since we believe the majority of these comments are not intended to be statements of fact, but for safety reasons, we have to assume they are.

How could we not, for example, take seriously someone that posts he/she is a child molester? Or someone that threatens the life of another member of Gaia? Recently we had to deal with a case where someone made a threat to, in real life, stalk another member of Gaia, and threatened to go to her house and rape/murder her. The person then talked about what kind of murder weapons he would bring, and how he would kill her. It was graphic, threatening, and scary for that individual.

Ultimately, we felt that a lot of people didn't quite realize where the line of humor ends and community safety begins. This PSA was actually intended to help prevent account loss by reminding people of topics that we are required to take seriously.

Hope this explains things to everyone biggrin
Sisky


biglanky14
Starshine
Hi guys biggrin

Thanks for the salon update!

One of the zomg quest glitches for DMS, has been fixed half way. Can we get it fully fixed please? emotion_kirakira

Glad you like it!

I believe that's on the list of the zOMG folks to fix, although I'm not sure where they are with it.


Uncle Kenny
True Sefirosu
Will Backyard monsters and other games from the company going to ever get the update like Facebook?

Unfortunately, we do not control the updating or maintenance of Backyard Monsters or Resort World and it is up to Viximo, the company who does handle that, to deal with any updates, bug fixes, etc. To know if it's going to happen you'd need to ask them.


DARKNRGY
BunnyLovesChoo
Has the issue involving the quotes not staying in the PMs on Gaia app for iPods and iPhones been fixed yet?

There are a couple of bugs in the app itself. It's a bit more difficult to release a new version of the app than it is to fix bugs on the back end (like we did a couple weeks back). Right now we're holding off for any other issues so we can bundle into a single release. No ETA on this as the resources for iOS are limited.


Uncle Kenny
darkdog101
well the FMA items ever be in the UK

Our partnership with FUNimation only allows us to sell the items in the Cash Shop to those living in the U.S. so no, it will not be extending to the UK. That said, anyone living in the UK or anywhere else is free to to purchase the items from other users in the Marketplace though 3nodding


Lanzer
Babymetal Monochrome
1: Is the city of Aekea supposed to be like a Gaia version of Japan, with how technologically advanced it is, compared to other places?

2: Can we get more focus on Aekea, and its unique technological and industrial advances, maybe in the storyline or an all Aekea event of some kind, so we can get tech items from it? Too much fantasy, not enough tech.

3: What inspired the Gaia staff to give the names of Barton, Durem, and Aekea to the towns? How many names did you go through before that?

4: Would it be possible for the artists to release a salon Durem update with hairstyles, and clothing to the other stores, in the same month? I like that we get new salon hair, but I appreciate clothing updates, too, and don't like that during the salon updates, we don't get any clothes in the other shops, for that month.

Aekea is the town that's focused on building, construction, housing, and furniture. Some might find the name sounding similar to "Ikea" the furniture store. -_^

That's a great idea. We definitely could have more tech and scifi stuff, but more tech stuff. smile

We live around San Jose, California, and here's the first clue to how we came up with Barton:
Google Map Link

Durem is a name that we thought matches the prestige which the town conveys. We had many names written down on a whiteboard, probably a hundred names and it was a long but fun process.

We often have different teams or different artists working on various things at different pace, so it'll be hard to co-ordinate an update like that. But we might have a style related update in the future like that. It's certainly a possibility.


biglanky14
EletroShocker
Today i was on page of free cash and was no longer blue-nuddle videos. I do not know why you take off the only way to earn gaia cash for free. I hope you do something. Meant that the free service of cash Videos Blue Noodle is not working for days now, every time I try to see the videos and get the gaia cash the page is blank. Please try to tackle the fastest way possible. Thank You.

Hi,

This is because we're dependant on the video companies to give us inventory for you guys to watch. Unfortunately right now they're not giving much, so we can't offer it to you. Blue Noodle also went out of business (not paying a fairly sizable debt they have to us), which is why they're no longer available.


codemonkey37179
Angel Spirit Girl
codemonkey37179
Angel Spirit Girl
For Towns II will the tree kicking bonus be raised a few gold?

Whoops! I forgot to put in the gold tree!

How much will it give when you kick it?

I really don't know yet.
codemonkey37179
Melisserz
codemonkey37179
Whoops! I forgot to put in the gold tree!
gonk Nooo!

I like kicking trees and shaking bushes emotion_awesome

If I plant it now, it may grow big enough by the time new towns is open.


biglanky14
Animal
Hello Admins,

Long time reader, first time poster of serious issues/questions to be addressed.

Okay first issue, last ATA you said you would fix Dernier * Cri to have the items needed for the backwings quests immediately, it has been another week, and yet it is still not updated to include Senintel's Headplate, Smouldering Helm, Toscano Jacket, or Cottontail Silke Rose. So is this going to be updated/fixed soon?

Secondly, formula supply... it is NOWHERE NEAR meeting the demand that is set out for it... Namely Ectoplasm Formulas, and also Sunstone/Moonstone formulas, now I hear apparantly you added Sunstone/Moonstone formulas to Daily Chance, as some people have confirmed this, has Ectoplasm been added? If not, it should, if so, you need to make them as common to get as Summer Tops or Amigo Pants, or just replace summer tops and amigo pants with them. By now it is no secret that ALL backwings Quests require ELEVEN ectoplasm formulas, and many of us are having trouble just getting ONE, let alone ELEVEN, so please do something to massively increase the supply out there to meet the demand, because it should NOT be the hardest formula to get, considering 5 are needed at the Dieci level, and then another 6 at the Termine level. Will you please do something to correct this serious issue soon? The lack of, or heck, completely non-existant supply of formulas needed is horrendously ridiculous.

Thirdly, and this one is also a very serious issue, it is common knowledge that in terms of rarity, Platinum would be the rarest, Diamond would be the second rarest, and Gold would be the third rarest, it is probably that this was the intention with caches, considering that for say, the quest formula chains, you need roughly 50 or so platinum caches, like 150 diamond caches, but 500 gold caches, so it's obvious that gold was meant to be WAY more common/cheaper/easier to get/etc than Diamond or Platinum, not only is Diamond seemingly way overly common and cheap by comparison to Gold, but it seems Gold has surpassed even PLATINUM in rarity/price now... so is there a chance you are going to correct the drop rates for the proper rarity values so that gold become very easy to pull and diamond become a little harder to pull and platinum stay as hard as they are to get if not get a little harder to pull to correct the horrible cache imbalance that is occuring in the marketplace?

And fourthly, there was a rumor going around that needs to become a reality... that you were going to change the Crown of Thrice Great formula to make it the same for EVERYONE that the FIRST five got, since STILL only FIVE crowns exist and will EVER exist as no one is going to waste all those components that are needed to make it that could go towards a backwings quest. So please, PLEASE change Formula 10: Crown of Thrice Great to require just 10 aspiring alchemists and 250k crafting cost. No other components needed, same as the first five people to level 10 got and thus the only 5 to ever and who will ever make a Crown unless it is changed to be the good way for everyone.

Thanks for the time if you respond, it is much appreciated.

Hi Animal,

I don't have answers for these detailed questions right now, but I'll send them around to the team after we're done. Thanks for posting them.


Uncle Kenny
My Styles Of Poetry
Uncle Kenny
My Styles Of Poetry
Any chance we can have a new lake to fish in, new fish, mask, items etc? When will Angelic Plus be out?

I don't believe any updates for Fishing items/the game are planned any time soon. That said, the Angelic Plus rod is on my list of things to tackle and once it's ready to go I'll be letting everyone know.

Awe cool. Thank you for answering my question. heart Oh and since there is an Angelic Rod... Will there ever be a Nitemare Rod?

There currently is no plan for a Nitemare Rod to be released. The idea did come up when the changes to Fishing were being planned last year but there was never a good idea set up for how the rod would function differently than those that are already there.


biglanky14
Denham
biglanky14
Denham
Oh staff, maybe you should have waited to post the PSA until AFTER this week's ATA. I hope you guys don't get berated for this. Good luck to you all!
How are you all doing otherwise?

It's ok - I'd rather take the flak and respond than hide smile

Otherwise, things are going well! Looking forward to Fanime out here this weekend.

Yeah that's true!

Surprisingly, I live over the hill from Fanime, I never go, but I'm willing to drive all the way down the state to Comic Con. How is Fanime? Are a lot of the staff going?

You in Santa Cruz?

There will be a chunk of us there. Me, Lanzer, DJ, Pepper-tea, Sisky, the admins, and a bunch of the artists/devs. I won't be on the panel myself, but will be there to take questions if needed.


Zero Omega
bluecherry
Zero Omega
Toast Ninja
When are we going to start seeing more changes that stem from the topics created in the Spring Cleaning 2011 forum?


And out of curiosity (I don't mean to advertise, but) how difficult would this idea be to add into the Market Place?

We are definitely constantly reviewing the different things brought up within Spring Cleaning and seeing how possible it is to make some of the requested changes.



I'm really interested in the spring cleaning topics too. I made one of the proposals that is on the main page and if the other people who made proposals there are anything like me about this, we'd really appreciate getting directly addressed about what has been done, is planned to be done, may be done, or won't be done and in what rough time frame estimate about each of our proposals. I've been rather discouraged about this since there was supposed to have been some kind of official word LONG ago. I asked months back and was told they had an announcement, they just needed to get around to posting it some time that week. I know some things have seemingly relevant things that Gaia has done without it being explicitly stated that it was done due to the proposals, but I'm especially interested in the state of the proposals which have not had any obvious actions taken related to them. I'm still routing for that collapsible spoiler tag proposals for one thing. My own proposal is the most popular out of all of them with implementation suggestions from users and many statements over and over about how we're willing to wait as long as it takes, but we haven't heard anything since we got moved to the main page with a note from Pan about the challenges involved. The only other thread to pass the stated required benchmark for consideration of 5,000 cookies already clearly got shot down (the one asking for devs for zOMG!) so it would be disappointing if this not only got turned down, but got turned down via ignoring.

I'm not actively involved in the Spring Cleaning crew, however I do know that we've reviewed things for feasibility and ease. As for getting direct feedback on the threads that were bumped up to the main page, wouldn't actually know about that, sorry. gonk However, we are keeping the biggest suggestions on our radar for considerations.


Zero Omega
Pikachoos Ketchup
Is it possible to revive a banned gaian ?

If not, are you able to get the items on said banned gaian back ?

Banned accounts can be unbanned if we feel that it is warranted, however, if we find that your account has been banned for a legitimate reason, then we cannot return the items.


biglanky14
zerostrikesback
What prompted an announcement for the PSA regarding Gaia's Hot button topics? Is it really a legal issue for Gaia?

Yes. Mainly b/c we have to ban a number of otherwise legit accounts for these reasons, and it sucks for everyone. But yes, we do have legal responsibilities - we're not kidding when we say we HAVE to report certain stuff to the police.


Uncle Kenny
Amberose
Hey everyone, how are you tonight?

Thank you for the new hairs, I am in love with this style. 4laugh

Just a couple quick questions, I don't know if they've been answered anywhere or not yet.

Are you guys currently working on the wishlist deleting bug?
If so, any eta when it will be fixed?
Also, will our wishlists be restored, or will we have to build them all over again?

We are looking at the wishlist bug but have not been able to reproduce it thus far. If you've experienced it, please provide all the information you can in a new or already existing thread about it in the Bug Reports forum. The more information we have, the easier it should be for us to track it down.

Since we haven't tracked down the bug yet I can't say definitively if the wishlists are gone for good but I would just act on the assumption that the list was wiped clean and that you'll need to start over.


biglanky14
Qyp
biglanky14
Qyp
Hey Admins, Devs and Artists!

How is life?

Also, What the hell is this Monster Galaxy manga and live action business about?

Hi Qyp,

Not too bad!

We've got some people who are interested in the IP. A manga is going to be made, and they're kicking around scripts for a movie. Other than that (and for me pushing for Bruce Campbell to be in it), I don't know a ton about it.

Wait... So... they are not going to keep you guys informed on what they are doing with it? Shouldn't one of the creators of Monster Galaxy be involved in all that happens?

Oh, we'll be informed (probably not me personally, but some folks in the company). But that's where it's at now - script-writing process.


Zero Omega
StephanyUchiha
I'm worried about my account getting hacked because some of my friends on this account and my old one got hacked and trashed them. Is there less of that now? Thanks. And would you guys be able to create more naruto or other anime items or not? Becuase i know that *eye twitch* SOPA it going on. "Vote SOPA? How bout NOPA!" If you can answer thats wonderful!! If not thats fine too thanks for your time Gaiaonline staff. biggrin I love the site thanks for all the time you've put into gaia online over the years (even though my old account was made in 2010 i think XD)

I would make sure to change your password if you haven't already, make sure that only you can access your account, no one else. That will be the best way to ensure you won't get hacked.
Panagrammic
Be sure to turn on "IP Verification" in Account Settings for maximum security.


siskataya
Eranikus the Corrupted
Regarding the PSA earlier today, what would the guidelines for RP be? We can't always have sunshine and rainbows.. Sometimes our characters get into fights, and sometimes they die. What's acceptable and what's not?


Heya Eranikus the Corrupted!

Thanks for the great question! As I posted earlier, I have seen a few people asking about role plays - Will this affect my roleplay in which we have battles, act out wars, etc.? The answer is no - the point about making threats against another person is intended to remind people not to literally threaten the lives of other members of Gaia. It was not meant for fictional characters engaging in roleplay. This also does not include statements like 'I would kill to have a copy of that new game" or "I would kill to meet the creator of that manga!". These are turns of phrase, not an actual threats.

Hope this answers your question! ^^
Sisky


Lanzer
.~.Lady_Aji.~.
Evening, Lanky and staff.

- Any updates on the glitches being fixed in zOMG!?

- When will we be able to trash the potatoverseer skin?


Last week we fixed the orb glitch, the training area glitch and the glitch related to Alastor was fixed before that, which is the #1, 2 and 3 bugs listed by Gaians in the zomg bug forum. We are looking at the various silent NPC bugs right now, and it'll take time as it's not one single fix that can fix those NPC problems, each one is a quest bug that can only be fixed individually.

Clan chat is really tough to fix, unfortunately, we won't be able to fix that until later, we're looking at the gameplay related bugs still.

We'll need to make an exception to make soul bound item be able to trash. Unfortunately it's not a quick addition. So not yet, sorry.


Zero Omega
kickblue
Hey, someday can you guys make Monster Galaxy playable without requiring a Facebook account? because some of us don't want to be stalked online but still want to play this game.

You're in luck! Go to the "games" section of Gaia Online and click Monster Galaxy!


biglanky14
Farrah Fawcett
Why do admins hate gaia?
Why can't I wear items like a female avatar would? ex. enhanced breasts. I like cross-dressing.

Pretty sure I can say that we don't hate Gaia smile

As for cross-dressing, there are some system things we have to work with that make it hard for us to make items that fit both female and male avatars. But who knows....you never know what the future may bring.


DARKNRGY
Houston we have a problem
I always wanted to know why we have to wait like 1minute to send messages right after sending one. It wasted time. I think that should change. Or maybe even a shorter time. I have atleast 2 or more messge when I log in, I can't respond to them as soon as possibly because of that delay, sometimes I even forget to respond back to them. Cause I don't want to wait. Hhaa.

Flood control for various reasons. It's disruptive if everyone can post (or PM) as fast as they want. It's a DOS (denial of service) vulnerability if we don't throttle database queries. We might be able to loosen up the PM flood control, but not the posting as that one is also tied to gold.


codemonkey37179
hollyleaf8120
Zero Omega
hollyleaf8120
When can people who are not part of gaia staff become featured avatar once again?

Starting Sunday, actually! This week is the last round of mods that we had sign up for the Featured Avatar. Starting Sunday it will go back to normal users.

Thanks ^^ I would also like to know: Why do we not have OMGPOP anymore? I know that another company has bought it and all, but can't we ask for the new company to put OMGPOP on gaia again?

That company was Zynga, makers of Farmvillle. As far as I know they don't license games.

As soon as I am done with the olympics, towns 2.0 and some sponsorships, I'm going to see about putting some omgpop style games on the site.
codemonkey37179
hollyleaf8120
That would be so great ! Oh what about Fruit Ninja or something? OwO

Maybe something similar. I'll make a thread for suggestions when (and if) the time is right. Nothing is official yet.

How would you feel about similar games, but with your avatar playing the main player?


biglanky14
Nomme de Pocky
biglanky14
Nomme de Pocky
I'm wondering if there are more rules that are going to be issued to the new PSA, such as the harassment of others in town and rallys for beliefs such as religion, sexual orientation, LGBT, race, etc.

Hi Nomme,

Just one clarification - those aren't really new rules. We just wanted to remind people about this b/c most don't understand that there is certain stuff that we have to take action on.

We may end up doing Safety-related PSAs more often, about a variety of topics.

Thanks for the answer, so now I have another question.
Okay, I understood that they weren't new, my wording was a bit off. But maybe we can get reminders of those topics in the future as well? Like it could be one of the PSA safety topic? It seems like it's been exploding a lot here lately, a few friends of mine have been harassed because they are trans. I think it's getting out of hand and maybe a refresher on it might help. I'm tired of seeing all the trolling/bullying etc for reasons I've mentioned.

Yup, that's why we're thinking about doing these on a regular basis.


Zero Omega
x-Fresh Swagg
Seriously admins banned me for nothing and I really don't think this is fair.So an admin private message me so we can get this thing straighten out. v.v Thank you

Have you tried filing a ticket at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help?


Zero Omega
Namizake Minato
What are the requirements to become a Gaia Moderator?

You can find details here!
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/questions-assistance/moderator-application-faq/t.46243481/


biglanky14
Spoggly
Hi!! I'm a hoarder of thousands of items, and they're very hard to arrange. xD Will the Inventory Organizer be updated anytime soon?

This is something we want to do, but it's a really really large effort. It's definitely on our radar though.


biglanky14
00Nef
biglanky14
00Nef
Am I going to become a really powerful wizard?

If you lick the right hallucinegenic frog......

I will find my path without licking frogs.
But where's the fun in that???


carbonphyber
Kain-Senpai
Monster Galaxy as a live action movie?! D: Why, Gaia, why?

Manga would be a pretty good idea. While I don't like Yen Press, I am happy you guys are getting some recognition besides being an avatar forum.
Why not?

Gaia is not spending the money to make the movie... only offering licensing the intellectual property. No risk!


Zero Omega
tokisaur
Zero Omega
tokisaur
Just wondering:
What exactly is "evading a ban"?

What if you get banned, and make a new account to play again? :>

We define evading a ban as using a secondary account in order to try to get away with causing trouble or trying to "hide" your main account from the consequences of violating the Terms of Service on a mule account.

It is also defined as moving to another account after you have violated the rules in order to "evade" losing all your items/gold/etc.
Ok, thanks! ^___^

Also,
do you like cats? cat_4laugh

Yes! Yes I do!


Uncle Kenny
Rectify Your Wrongs
I was just wondering if you guys went through scheduled updates when introducing new items into the server? The green goo on your feet and back problem is slowly starting to progress again.

I understand getting every combination of items to stop doing this is very hard, since I know little about programming and coding I am not sure how to produce a solution for these minor problems. It just sucks when trying to wear shoes with a certain skin and coming out with green gaseous goo floating around your underside xP

This was actually a problem with the system that the artists had to use to create and upload the items onto the site. It was so old and outdated that it didn't allow the artists to see if there was an issue with a collision in the item's layering or not. That said, we have made a couple fixes to their system to allow them to better handle item creation and do have a couple other ideas in mind to make it even easier so these green goo issues should hopefully start to diminish with newer items. As for older items, as you find them, feel free to toss them in the thread in Site Feedback here


DARKNRGY
FrostyPeanuts
Hey, are you guys gonna add more videos to the free gaia cash since bluenoodle is gone?

We're currently negotiating and implementing a new provider that supports both US and international. No ETA at this time.


biglanky14
Agnostic Beverage
I just wanted to say "bravo" on putting out that TSA. Maybe some of my fellow CBers will take a chill pill on the untasteful jokes.

Thanks - unfortunately it's something most folks don't think about, but certain content has to be reported and people lose their accounts. Sucks for everyone.


biglanky14
Gresley Toombs
Why is the PSA "What not to joke about" sticky only in Chatterbox?
Why isn't it in the other forums, like General Discussion and such?

If it's such a big issue, then shouldn't there be notices posted in all of the forums?

We did a sitewide announcement for it. It had to live somewhere, which happens to be CB.


siskataya
Sentinel of Anarchy
I help run a thread strictly for decapitating killing and maiming people for the purpose of art and a way to release tension stress and the problems my PTSD cause me, that being said people willingly come to us to "die" or rather to kill their avis. Now, will i no longer be allowed to do that because of this? Will I no longer be able to express myself on gaia? What about the people who have violent characters that they use to role play to have fun or like myself to release stress? This is the only place I can do that, you take that away then what

Hello Sentinel of Anarchy,

Thanks for the question! Are you referring to drawing avatar art and roleplaying with darker themes? If so, then it should be ok. The PSA point that says "Anything that indicates you have killed, maimed or raped another person, or plan to do so." was referring to literally threatening other members of Gaia in real life as we've had a number of cases of this recently - where people were literally claiming to be harming or trying to harm other members of Gaia in real life. Sounds like what you are describing is fictional and not aimed at the real people, but avatars and characters as a means of relieving stress biggrin

Hope this answers your question! If you need any additional help, please don't hesitate to message me and I am happy to answer your questions biggrin
- Sisky


Zero Omega
o Kiddo o
Why does it take so long for Gaia Staffs to reply to users' filed tickets?

We try to get to all tickets within 7-10 business days, however sometimes other tickets can take a while to reply to because there is a lot of investigation going on. I'm still having your ticket looked into.


DARKNRGY
xXAngelWingZ
First off, HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! : D

Second off, is being an Admin fun? Though I bet it's a lot of work.

I'm not an admin (because I would instantly ban everyone) but I love being a developer!!!


biglanky14
Palleas Greenleaf
Question!
Earlier today, I read about the new rules, and there was this first one that you shouldn't mention anything that you';ve maimed or murdered or something like that, I just wanna make sure that does'nt count in roleplays...does it?

Hi Palleas,

These aren't new rules - they've always been here. We wanted to remind people b/c lately we've seen a lot of stuff that we have to report onwards, and people don't realize that making the wrong kind of joke can make them lose their account.

Don't worry about RPs - it's only for cases where it's obvious that real harm is being threatened to another member in real life.


Zero Omega
N l N 4
1- What do you guys think of the Legend of Korra series so far? Or if you don't watch it, will you watch it?

(I'm so addicted to it, it's not even funny. SRS BUSINESS.)

2- Since you guys have a deal with FUNimation, how about a Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt sponsored CI? -shiny eyes-

1. I'm totally loving it thus far, glad that the focus isn't solely on the lovey-dovey things going on. I really enjoyed the latest episode.


biglanky14
Goddess of Skary Childrin
Dear Gaia staff, I'd like to make a suggestion pertaining to helping Gaians know what items they have and how many of said items they have.

You know how when you go to the MP or Gold Shop and click on something it says, "You Own This Item." Is there any way possible that you could make it so it says how many of the item you have? Like say you click on Divided Stars and you have three and need, let's say one more, but you don't know how many you already have. Well could a code/program be made that says, "You Own 3 of This Item." So then you'd know that you only need to buy one more Divided Stars.

Hey Goddess,

That's a cool idea, although I don't think it's something we're going to be able to tackle in the near-term. But it's something we can put on our list.


Panagrammic
KhaoticRainbows
lol, You guys are answering the most irrelevant questions xD, anyway, hoping you can answer this question here real quick,

Are there any plans for there to be a Battle system in gaia, where users can battle other users, hopefully something to substitute role-playing! Would be very fun!

The new flash game that will go beta in a month or so will be mostly PvP.


Uncle Kenny
Jenny Sniper
This is probably a really silly question that I should already know the answer to, but are FAs considered "Gaia Staff" to the anti-necro bot thing?
I remember seeing something that said only Gaia Staff could bump old threads, but I wasn't sure if FAs were included in that.

Oh, and I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but the new Cutsie Curls hair added to the salon layers oddly with the Empress Cotton shirt.
User Image
All of the colors do this. I used the black one as my example since it shows it most clearly.

I believe it likely will only allow Moderator level and up accounts to bypass it due to how the permission levels are set up in the forums.

As for any item glitches, feel free to toss them in this thread so our awesome art team can take care of them!


biglanky14
l Takeshi-Kun l
biglanky14
l Takeshi-Kun l
If I wanted to make an item for Gaiaonline like designing, How would I do that ?

Enter one of our CrossStitch contests!

I know, but I mean How would I enter my design ? Do I just have to turn in a picture of the drawing and sumbit it ?

Most rules and such are here: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/f.491?_gaia_t_=4706


You get half of this transcript now, and the other half when the job's done. Clear?
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
Nice work, kid. Here's what you're owed. Pleasure doin' business with you.

May 21st, some more

Zero Omega
globaI
Zero Omega
globaI
friend was involved in a scamming and had a couple of my items, also the person scammed a couple people not just my friend any of you can help with this? he filed a ticked and everything

Your friend will hear back from us and we'll be happy to help him. A good majority of our cases end up getting their items returned, so you'll be able to get them back from your friend.

well i believe they replied to him, i think the mod was pandalicious or something close to that? i believe they said we didnt have enough evidence. we dont have the crystal clear evidence the scammer STOLE the item it but we do have evidence that he has them. my friend has a trade that shows him giving the scammer minis, isnt that evidence? o; and also if we werent the only ones scammed by this scammer then whats gonna happen to our stuff? and the others?

I would probably have your friend continue to speak to Pandilicious about the issue. When you file a scam report we need evidence that a scamming happened, it would be really unfair to base a case just on word of mouth.

For example: It wouldn't be fair if someone said, "gIobal scammed me out of NM Mini Wings! But I have no proof." And then we ban you for having a trade for NM Mini Wings without any evidence that you actually scammed them or if they were donated to you.
Zero Omega
globaI
i understand completely! but i guess my question is now, if he does get banned from him scamming others and they have the evidence, whats going to happen to the minis we had?

It's possible that could be reconsidered, but all cases are different and we can't guarantee an item recovery on everything due to the nature of what we might find. My best advice would be to see if there is any other evidence that you can provide that might help out.


biglanky14
FightDAHPowah
one question regarding Summer Springs... will it ever be ported to viximo?

Maybe, but there are a lot of hoops we have to jump through to make it happen. Right now I'd say it's possible, but certainly not a sure thing.


Uncle Kenny
TaSty KuNoiChi
If being under 13 is a problem...

User Image

The age limit being 13 is actually a result of COPPA laws that were created by the U.S. Government. We cannot legally allow anyone under the age of 13 to be on our website and could face severe legal repercussions were we to do so.


Lanzer
Kiyo_Michan
Alchemy Question! Don't worry it's an easy one...

I noticed that Formula 4: Black Bedouin Tunic and Formula 5: White Sultan's Turban don't exist... at all...

Because the Bedouin Formulas in the Bifrost stack, requiring what you crafted at the previous level to make the next... it makes 3 formulas currently in the store impossible to make, the Black Sultan's Turban, and both the White and Black sword sashes. Just wondering if this was an oversight when stocking the Bifrost or if they were meant to exist elsewhere. (If they were the drop rate is nil as the formulas have never been listed on the marketplace)

It's definitely odd that the formulas don't show in the marketplace. We'll look into it right away and make sure it's in the system. Thank you for pointing it out!
Lanzer
It seems like the formulas are too hard to get, so how about we put them in the shop so everyone can get a chance at obtaining the formula?


biglanky14
ZyuZyu
Hi again guys!

One quick question.
What exactly is that Mecha-Neko shop, and when will I be able to enter it? It currently says that it's only available in the U.S., which I find strange...

Thanks for taking teh time to reply~
LOVE YO FACES

We love yo face too.....I think smile

It's for our FullMetal Alchemist partnership. Unfortunately, due to their rules, we could only offer the items to users in the US. I know that's not ideal, but we felt it'd be better to do that and get them into the economy than not have them at all.


Zero Omega
Illucio
Questions ~

1. Toonami is coming back May 26th, are you excited?

2. Will Monster Galaxy give out gold for players?

3. Will we ever have an original Gaia game again? The last game we truly had (except for zOMG!) was pinball. :/ And please don't say Social Games, social games can go down a toliet, burn in a ring of fire, and thrown into a dark abyss where a black hole waits for them.

4. Hows the weather? xD

1. Sooo~ excited, trying to get my cable to work again. xd

4. Very warm!
Zero Omega
Illucio
Panagrammic
Illucio
3. Will we ever have an original Gaia game again? The last game we truly had (except for zOMG!) was pinball. :/ And please don't say Social Games, social games can go down a toliet, burn in a ring of fire, and thrown into a dark abyss where a black hole waits for them.

But, don't mince words -- how do you feel about our social games?


Did you seriously just asked that? x.x.....
You sound like a bad therapist. "And how does that make you FEEEEEEL."

So how does this make you feel...
Uncle Kenny
Illucio
Questions ~

1. Toonami is coming back May 26th, are you excited?


See my signature for my response to that cool
[See it here. -Platonix]
Zero Omega
ComtesseNicoleDeLancret
Zero Omega
ComtesseNicoleDeLancret
Im in love with your sig..... redface

Don't boost his ego any higher than it already is. gonk

But... but... It's Tom!!!! crying

You may worship T.O.M so long as it isn't Kenny who is displaying it.
Zero Omega
ComtesseNicoleDeLancret
Then put it on your sig and i'll worship you & Tom emotion_kirakira

I don't think I have much more space in my signature. xd


codemonkey37179
Valkyrie Gauge
This is my first time here. If it's alright to ask about partners and this hasn't been answered already, have you considered partnering with sponsors like Hasbro for possible future releases? I'm sorry. This is the brony in me speaking...

First let me say how much I like your cafe! Very clever. As far as the sponsorship goes, our scheduled is pretty booked up right now, but it would be great in the future.


biglanky14
Luna Rousse
Hey Devs,

Are there any manga updates that will feature Ian, Moria, or any of the other characters we haven't seen in a while?

Thanks,

Luna

Maybe - we're not allowed to talk about upcoming manga updates smile


biglanky14
Sex and Saks
Avatar question:

When will the infamous "green goo" glitch be fixed?

A lot of them are, but they happen on an item-by-item basis. If you find one, report it in that thread that's set up. Thanks!


DARKNRGY
-Lustful_Lullabies-
DARKNRGY
-Lustful_Lullabies-
Hello Admin<3
This is my first time here, so bare with me.

Reguarding marketplace, I suppose you can't control the demand of items and such. But I do think that alot of the game items are being inflated. For example a year ago Old Crumbled Newprint was about at the most 10g a piece. Now it's 850g in Exchange.

This is good when selling, but not buying. It's simply because they are harder to find around towns now.

I love Red Butterflies, and am currently questing 10.000 of them. But only have about 100. Simply because if I were to buy then they are just to expense while also questing other things. They are also SO hard to come by in Exchange because people are selling them in marketplace.

Would it be silly to put a cap on marketplace prices? For game items and Zomg items at least?

The inflation is so annoying and I can't stand it anymore.


Marketplace (and the economy) is managed by us at a high level only. We do things to curb inflation, re-release items if we make a new way to consume them, fix static costs like gold shop items. We don't ever put restrictions on pricing on Marketplace as this would interfere with what should be a self-regulating system. Prices are going to go up and down in Marketplace and that's just sort of the nature of a free(ish) market. We try to provide as much information as possible though as this should make things more stable and more fair for everyone - stuff like gold shop prices, average buy prices, etc.
Thank you for replying. A lot more understanding of the way things are in marketplace now. But because so many people do alchemy it's hard to find.

I suppose that's just the way things are when it's in high demand. But what about having items generate more often or quickly in town? I'll go back to my butterfly example again.

~An hour in towns and I usually only have 5 of them. While I have 10 Blue Butterflies. Which are in higher demand.

Have you thought about doing that? Or even ever got a question like that?

-.- I know I'm so wierd.


Ah, yeah. No, that's a good observation. We have meetings about the Alchemy stuff specifically because we introduced new ways to consume items. I can take a look at butterflies but the last time we were looking at the towns stuff it looked pretty reasonable - possibly a way for newer users to make gold. It's not going to ever be perfectly balanced but we do try to line things up in terms of time spent.


Panagrammic
frozen angelic moon
hmmm not sure what to ask but whats estimated date for new games release period?

Fantasy game will beta in late June / early July, if all goes well.


biglanky14
blackaddersfork
inventory organizer update any time soon?

i'd still like to turn off tipping. sweatdrop
Hi blackaddersfork,

Probably not soon - it's a pretty massive effort. And right now we're working on a lot of stuff for summer, so it's going to take a bit to get to.


Zero Omega
BrittleButton
i have filled a ticket on my old account and i given so much proof on that account but i still cant get it back may i get some answers to why this happened ? or should i just settle with guessing and such? im not even sure if it was banned or hacked on the count of that email on that account has been changed.

Please send me a PM with the ticket ID so that I can look into the status of your ticket for you.


Zero Omega
angeloftheninethorder


Question:
        Why is there a green dot located in the upper right hand corner of my avatar when using certain items, such as the white dragon in Summoning Tome, and is there anything being done to fix this?

I have OCD. It irks me. stare

Question:
        Why is there a two percent charge on the marketplace for selling items and outfits? Is it to convince us to do trades with players instead, even though they aren't guaranteed by your own "look out for such-and-such" comments because of the possibility the trade is bugged by a hacker?

I dislike losing so much gold on a high priced sale for no given reason for it that I have found. confused

That's a green goo glitch, go ahead and post here to report it:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/site-feedback/avatar-item-glitch-report-thread/t.69242947/

As for the 2%, it's a gold sink and a way to help lower the amount of gold in the economy so help try to reduce inflation.


biglanky14
Gwendolyn Macrae
While I do think the new set of rules on content is fair. I have to ask if there was any particular reason they just recently imposed these rules. Like, is this the first part of some kind of new law that was passed? Some SOPA/PIPA/ACTA kinda thing? One of those things that may seem reasonable at first glance, but then all of a sudden you're not even allowed to say that you think a politician isn't doing a good job or that you don't like the taste of pepsi.

Like what led to the sudden decision?

Hi Gwedolyn,

Actually, none of these rules are new. It's the way Gaia has worked since the beginning - people just don't realize that we're under a legal obligation to report the worst of the worst (specific threats, child porn claims, that type of thing). So they joke, we have to ban, and everyone loses out. This was a reminder to try to stop this from happening as often.


DARKNRGY
Coolio Fluffy Whip
DARKNRGY
Coolio Fluffy Whip
Thank you for the new hair!!

Also, I was wondering why there aren't any pregnancy items on gaia?

Whaddya mean, it's right here!

User Image

Sorry, I don't have a serious answer. It's worth noting there are some lines we don't cross.
D: What do you mean? Gaia has crossed lots of lines sad
User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

You got me there! lol


biglanky14
bluecherry
Drat, I got here too late again. I keep wanting to ask the staff member responsible why they have disallowed certain types of items from being entered into the crossstitch contests and if these same items will always be disallowed or if they may change them from one contest to another. Somebody suggested it may have something to do with the cash items, but we've already had free or gold shop varieties available of everything on that list.

Hi bluecherry,

Do you have an example of something that's not being allowed?


siskataya
Sifen Yamishi
siskataya
Sifen Yamishi
Good evening.

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the PSA announcement tonight. Why didn't you do this sooner?


Heya!

Thanks for the nice post - you are most welcome! We didn't do this sooner because, until recently, there hasn't been a huge number of cases involving these specific subjects. There has always been the occasional untoward post here and there, but until recently, nothing of the magnitude we've been seeing. In recent weeks, however, the number of complaints over these issues has risen dramatically, and we wanted to make sure that people were aware of the very few topics that could lead to a ban and/or escalation to the authorities so they could avoid the whole problem altogether. Our goal is not to quash anyone's speech or good time, but to prevent an avoidable account ban.

Hope that makes sense biggrin
Sisky

Not quite.
I want to know if LGBT slurs will be addressed in the PSA or any of the other PSAs you have planned.


Thanks for the clarification! We don't have a PSA planned for LGBT slurs yet, but perhaps we can make one for a future PSA.

One thing we love about Gaia is its amazing diversity of people! Making hateful, homophobic comments or using derogatory slurs to describe members of the LGBT community is not allowed on Gaia. You can, and should, definitely report any such hurtful/hateful comments and they will be investigated and proper action will be taken.

Be well biggrin
Sisky


Panagrammic
Castiel Lover
Lanzer and Mr. Waffles,

I think Gaia needs a Waffles companion directly in the cash shop or possibly DC, for a cheep price. There are already plenty of too-expensive cat companions, so it would be nice if we could have the REAL admin on every avatar. And the more realistic it looks, the better.

Would you be opposed to Waffles being honored with an item?

I, personally, feel that having a dog would be a nice change of pace. Perhaps, I don't know, pulling a breed out of total thin air, maybe a Yorkie companion would be the best. We could name it something short and distinctive.


carbonphyber
Baeu
After I read your announcement, I realized you're about to ban 90% of the gaia community.

Chances are only 50% of them will make a new account. How do you feel about this? emotion_yatta
Nothing changed with the PSA Announcement -- we are trying to let users know that these actions have and will get you banned.

If you admit to committing / intending to commit a felony, you get reported to the authorities. Most felonies are safety issues on Gaia... meaning you will likely get banned.

If you admit to violating the ToS, you get banned.

That's basically what the PSA said. Nothing new in the PSA. We're trying to save you bail money and us the effort to ban your account and contact the authorities.

Gaia is not a haven for safety violations. It's a haven for the Gaia community.


Zero Omega
Ego sum Alucinatio
I have a question regarding a trading pass issue that I've been trying to get resolved since I was thirteen--which was five years ago. I've contacted multiple mods, and I've gotten no where. I believed I even submitted some kind of petition form. I saw in the last ATA, someone inquired about a banned account, and he was answered.
Is there anyway I can get my question answered?

Just send me a PM and I can take a look into it for you.


DARKNRGY
Shinku Izumi
Will there have more Anime items like the FMAB items? If yes, what anime items are you guys thinking on?


When will we have new videos like Blue Noodle?


When will Gaia have more RPG/MMO games like zOMG and Monster Galaxy?

2. We're currently negotiating and implementing a new provider that supports both US and international. No ETA at this time.


DARKNRGY
Kiarra-Chan
Greetings Admins,
I had a question about the PSA. Does it include things such as Roleplays. I know things about the TOS & the Pg-13 rule, but does it go for Roleplays also?

It's certainly possible to cross the line in RP but no, that post generally does not apply to RP nor does it introduce any new rules.


DARKNRGY
Panagrammic
DARKNRGY
Rather Tasty
I come here almost every week to thank the wonderful Gaia staff for doing such a great job~


I'm not sure if I thanked you for thanking us the other times but I'll try to thank you every time now :].

And thanks to you for thanking Rather Tasty!
Sup Pan? Thanks for existing!


biglanky14
ComtesseNicoleDeLancret
My post never usually get replied to, but i figured i would try! dramallama

Now that you have angelic wings with colors of black and light blue is it possible to make One Winged Solider feathers the same color as well? emotion_kirakira

Here's a reply! And it's a good one: maybe! Honestly, I don't know if this is in the works or not, so maybe this reply isn't so good.


codemonkey37179
blackaddersfork
codemonkey37179
Miellat
This is from the Dev Notices.
You have a grammatical error. It makes my head hurt whether this is intentional or not. Was this on purpose?
Quote:
Join us for ATA happening now on May 21, 2012

Me and other staff members will be online answering your questions until 6PM PST. Click here to join us!

No it wasn't intentional. It was simply done in a hurry.

Are you a fan of "Eat shoots, and leaves" ?

curse you codemonkey! "shakes fist" no tipping!!!! razz


Sorry. Rofl , couldn't resist. Don't spend it all in one place.


biglanky14
Magnificent Moonbeam
Sorry I almost missed the AtA last week, but I didn't have anything to say for there. I want to say thank you for the salon update, the hairstyles look really nice.

You're welcome - glad you like it smile


Lanzer
Dieucra_Der
1.- Do you guys actually look at item glitch forum? D:

2.- I've always wondered, if Lanzer...found Gaia.....why the admin is a female? gonk Whose the real admin here? emotion_donotwant

Yeah many artists patrol the forum to fix various glitches, any particular bugs you're looking at?

You're looking at Lanzer the admin, who carries no resemblance to the female admin who's an NPC. At the same time, we do have female admins here too. smile


biglanky14
lestat2109
Just popping in to say hey to everyone and THANK YOU to all the Gaia Staff for helping everyone on Gaia.

You're welcome - thanks for the kind words!
siskataya

Hello to you too - and thanks for the kind words. We are happy to help you all - it actually makes us happy to do so! biggrin

- Sisky


biglanky14
wunks
How do you think the new rules will work out? Do you think it's too late for the change?
A lot of people ARE underage here, a lot of people do pretend they are underage and a lot of people go around calling other people underage.
A lot of trolls like to joke about rape and murder, which is absolutely disheartening considering my best friend off gaia was raped. Murder is no joke. I'm not sure I quite understand the joking about politics part can you just like not say you're gonna go after Obama or what ever? I mean these, especially the rape and age, should have been in from the start. It's no joke.

Hi wunks,

That's the thing - these aren't new rules. This is what we've always done. This was just a reminder that we have to take action on certain types of posts for legal reasons.


Zero Omega
frozen angelic moon
this next question i to zero omega
apparently i did not provide sufficient information to prove my innocence on a old though in my heart i know i did no wrong on that account and though it was hacked form em then in 07 what should i do now if i still wanting that account back?

If you can PM me with some information regarding your ban (or the ticket number) then I can take a look into it, but I can't guarantee the result will be any different. sad I can try though!


Zero Omega
Soul Remnant
So... Toonami is back this coming weekend.

Any members/mods excited over this? emotion_dowant

Yeaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh boooooooooooooooiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii


biglanky14
MadxHatterxTeapot
I asked a question a while back and it wasn't really ever answered. I was hoping maybe to get some clarification. Should we expect some more updates coming soon for the mobile Gaia app?

Some of those updates I hope will include those to the Gaia PM system and forums.

Hi there,

We'd like to, but we have our devs working on a bunch of stuff for summer right now. There might be more changes coming later in the future though.


Zero Omega
foxgirl66
Zero Omega
foxgirl66
I have a question,my other account hinata_uzumki44 was hacked and i sent in a report and stuff like that and never got it back,why. Thank you for answering my qustion

Send me a PM with the name of the account you filed the hack report with and a report ID (if you have it). I can take a look into the situation.

This was like a year or a months ago,they switched the name to ilinks. I don't have the info any more because i can't remember when i got hacked

Just send me everything you know and I'll see what I can do.


Lanzer
The Undead Suitor
Mass Effect items

I hear you.

Meanwhile, I've made my own Mass Effect items

User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


biglanky14
Devit
Evening staffs.

I've recently been informed that the dms quest was fixed up a bit by other zOMGers. I believe it was maybe a Dev alert. I dont believe I read it, at least I dont recall maybe I did. But Im still curious to how much longer till the dms quest is completely fixed. I'd love to be able to finish it. <3

Another question: Will we be getting anything similar to the 10g cash a day in the future to replace it. It was really nice to have and a great source of g-cash for me to help buy things from the zOMG shop. Kinda sad that it was taken away..

Hi devit,

I believe that DMS issue is on the rader of the folks fixing the bugs, but I'm not sure where they are with it.

We're working on the replacement. Unfortunately we didn't decide to take it away - the company went bankrupt (and owes us quite a bit of money too), and the others aren't providing as much inventory as we thought they would. But we are working on something new to put up there.


Zero Omega
hidden puppet
hello whats your favorite and least favorite part about being and Admin? if its okay to ask >.<

Favorite: Interacting with all of you!

Least: All the explosions. gonk


biglanky14
CrystellaSweety92
I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to all of Gaia's Staff. I'm sure it must take a lot to keep Gaia is epic as it is. whee
Gaia is the one website that will work at my parents house that I like.
(excluding games sadly. but thats because they have crappy internet)

So again

THANK YOU

Awesome - we really appreciate it smile
siskataya
Awwwww, thanks so much! We're happy you are enjoying being here - we're glad to have you! biggrin

- Sisky


Lanzer
Leader Clair
Have you found any new GCash sponsors?


Yes we're negotiating with one right now. Hope to have something available soon


Lanzer
Whimsimaru
will the artists ever make any more moga items, and if possible, pokemon knockoffs? (N, Gym Leaders, etc.)

We'll decide after releasing Moga on Gaia later this month. Don't know about Pokemon items... Gym Leader? as in the NPC?


Zero Omega
Leader Clair
Do you, or do you not, think this is adorable?
User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

DINNER! eek

I kid, totally adorable.


DARKNRGY
.~.Lady_Aji.~.
DARKNRGY
.~.Lady_Aji.~.
.~.Lady_Aji.~.
Evening, Lanky and staff.

- Any updates on the glitches being fixed in zOMG!?

- When will we be able to trash the potatoverseer skin?
Bumping this up.

Glitch fixing in zOMG is ongoing. I'll get a dev notice out next time we post some fixes. There were three fixes that went up about a week or two ago.

Alastair quest not being granted.
Getting stuck in training.
Orb counts getting reset.

Thanks for the reply. I also mentioned last week that the last part of the Alastor quest was glitched. It wouldn't let people who accepted it fight Kamila. Has that been fixed?

I try to kick over the bugs I get from AtA to the devs. I may or may not have caught that one. I'll send it along. If you suggested it last week it's almost certainly not fixed right now.


Zero Omega
Meia15
Hi mods! I'm not really much of a poster in these things, but time for a change! biggrin

I really had a blast in the Friday Night Super Party event that happened back in '10, and I totally missed the Spring Mixer... emotion_8c Are there any plans to have parties like that more often? emo

Potentially. ninja
biglanky14
Yeah, we might - this one was a lot of fun. It was great to go old-school again smile
Narumi Misuhara
Mini-events such as that are most certainly happening more often these days, you'll just have to keep your eyes peeled wink


DARKNRGY
Mewnu
I just want to know...

are you going to do something about the ads in the avatar dress-up section? I have about 20 or so mini-rages a day due to it freezing my ENTIRE computer and I have to restart Firefox EVERY time I switch tabs.

Please for the love of all that is holy, do something? I don't want to switch browsers or disable ads. neutral

Hey, that sucks. I'm going to figure out how much that ad space is worth because dress up page is one of our heaviest pages and performance is important there. Can't make any promises but I'll try and make a case for it.


Lanzer
Castiel Lover
Any update on the old bug with my eyes, that I mentioned two ATA's ago?

Also,

Lanzer and Mr. Waffles,

I think Gaia needs a Waffles companion directly in the cash shop or possibly DC, for a cheep price. There are already plenty of too-expensive cat companions, so it would be nice if we could have the REAL admin on every avatar. And the more realistic it looks, the better.

Would you be opposed to Waffles being honored with an item?

User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.
"Okay"


Zero Omega
EIIiot
Zero Omega
EIIiot
EIIiot
Do you have any intention in re-introducing Gaia cash offers (the daily videos I mean) to non-US members? I'm aware that other alternatives exist but.. those easy daily 10gc a day really made a difference to buying zOMG items like powerups etc etc which are inflating on the marketplace.
Same with that Mecha-Neko shop I really want into. Everything is US only and it's unfair on the rest of your members. heart

Also are you aware your site is overly addictive and causing further procrastination of my studying. *ahem* ninja

Dat moment when people 20 pages later got replies and you didn't. emo

I think it was Darknrgy that mentioned earlier that we're looking into different providers, nothing is set in stone yet, but we're still trying.

Unfortunately with Mecha-Neko, the provider we worked with was only legally allowed to sell merchandise in the US. gonk

... Darn.
Can you make me American? emotion_donotwant

*snaps fingers*

Did it work yet?
Zero Omega
EIIiot
Zero Omega
EIIiot
Sadly no.. I'm still drinking wine and wearing berets. emo

Well you can't say I didn't try, Mai. gonk

Hey that rhymed! It was awesome, like finding a dime.
... Wow, that was cool. Totally, I enjoyed with and wasn't a fool.

... Trippy, like something out of the eighties. So long as I wasn't in a room with crying babies.

... Word.

Do you like pie, guy?
... No I'm not as awesome as you are. emo

What's a dime.

I like pie.
Sometimes it tastes like good with dye.

Something like apple, sometimes awesome with some whipped cream.
Man oh man, sometimes it's like a dream.

STRAIGHT UP!
biglanky14
Hi Elliot,

Yup, we're working on it. It all depends on the provider b/c they're the ones who determine what videos are available.

And good smile


Zero Omega
Windi43
Just wondering why some *really* crude Avi names are being allowed.
Do you monitor that?
Windi43

We definitely don't allow this, if you find someone with a name that you believe violates the ToS, report it!


Narumi Misuhara
BF-dragontshd-40
Who wants a free cookie?
Who's in for the dragon launch besides me?
(IDK if this question is answered before since not a gcd regular, but)
When the idea of alchemy first form in your brain, what expression do you expect us to express?
Where did the idea of Frontier Skies came from?


Quote:
Who wants a free cookie?
Me!

Quote:
Where did the idea of Frontier Skies came from?
Oregon Trail


siskataya
Tigcat2
What action are you planning to take against the incompetent individuals of this site?
No no jk.
On the subject of something similar though -- that PSA announcement. Can we add things such as: animal abuse, racism, LGBTQ* discrimination, abuse, rape, etc? Those are things that SHOULD NOT be joked about or talked about in the ways that they are. (I'm not talking about people who say "oh that's so gay" or "lol n***a" or whatever. I mean more like the people who say "ew, you're trans*? go ******** yourself" or "ew you're disgusting, go be trans/gay/black/whatever somewhere else" or that kind of thing, that borders on abuse [or is abuse], but isn't quite there.)

Heya Tigcat2,

Thanks for the post! The types of comments you are describing are not allowed on Gaia. Clearly, hateful and hurtful language is not what we want our community to experience. We love the variety of people on Gaia, and believe that diversity makes for a more broad and beautiful community. If you do see anyone making hateful comments, whether they are racist comments, homophobic comments, etc. please report them so we can deal with the person who made the statements. We can also consider these for a future PSA - just to remind people biggrin

Take care biggrin
Sisky


Lanzer
Sleet Tempest Snape
Evening Gaia staff, Lanzer.

Got a few questions staff.

In regards to Zomg I was wondering if there is anyway to fix an issue I've had for months, don't know if others have. Every time I sign on my Meat Ring is off my ring set and back in storage. I don't know why, when I get off it's on my ring set. It's been happening for months and while it's a small thing it would be nice to not have to fix it everytime.

Also, I was wondering if there may be some way to fix how in booty grab some boxes, or a lot for me, wind up drifting off screen so you can't get them. Maybe like someway for coins, fish, and boxes to not go off screen?

Do you happen to have more than one meat ring in your inventory? I can have a look and see what might be the problem. Hopefully not hard to fix.

Items drifting off screen is part of the gameplay with bootygrab, sorry.


biglanky14
True Boogy Monster
Should we gaians expect more upcoming competitions for the new store Crosstich?

Yes. Yes you should.


siskataya
Uesugi Ankit
@Sisky: Will you d8 me? redface

Awww thanks for the nice offer, but I am afraid I am far to old and crabby to date anyone! eek You should go find someone young and fabulous, and definitely less crabby than me. 3nodding

Sisky


Zero Omega
Shanra the Dragon Bard
I would like to know who to contact for a problem with getting my mobile phone linked to my account. I've created a bug report, but nothing has been done about it.

It tells me my number is already associated with the account, but when I try to reinitiate it, I get an error message. It's my understanding that this is not something a moderator can answer.

Could you send me a PM with this information? I can try getting this looked into for you.


biglanky14
Diablo en Musica 92
Are any of you single male or female?

I ask and never get an answer :nod:

Yes - some are single, and some are male and some are female smile


Zero Omega
True Boogy Monster
Zero Omega
True Boogy Monster
A few more quick questions if you please?
How does one become a mod for the site? and would our admin be interested in perhaps making an animation of their original gaia characters for the Gaian theaters?
It would be kinda neat

You can apply to be a moderator here:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/questions-assistance/moderator-application-faq/t.46243481/

Thank you so very kindly boss man Le hart <3

Not a problem!


Narumi Misuhara
II Mr Crayons II
Could dumpster dive get a higher chance on better items? >< It feel like you're only gaining 1g per a billion live seconds. D:
And is it possible to get a million dollar or an angelic halo from that? O_O It's funny but my friends friend got an angelic sash from it once D:

I doubt the chance of better items would be increased, the point of it wasn't really the chance element to begin with. If anything we'd probably reduce the amount of aquarium stuff it gives out.

The donation threshold for it is pretty high, don't remember what exactly it's currently set at, but as it stands you an donate some pretty valuable items.


Narumi Misuhara
Lady Pen
125th
Good morning from afghanistan!

I just have one question, any free items for Armed Forces Appreciation on May 25th -28th?
Bumping this, great idea!

Sorry, none to my knowledge.
siskataya
125th
siskataya
Good morning to you soldier - hope you are well in Afghanistan. Thanks for your service!

You know, I wasn't aware Armed Forces Appreciation was coming up - glad you let us know! I'll definitely pass the suggestion on. And, if it is any consolation, I'll be doing a charity workout called "Fight Gone Bad" in September to raise money for the Wounded Warrior project. It's for a great cause biggrin

Be well biggrin
Sisky

It'll be much appreciated. smile

And thank you for helping the Wounded Warrior project, it benefitted a buddy of mine 4 months ago. surprised

Oh you are most welcome! Hope your buddy is doing a bit better now. Speaking of workouts, I have a Hero WOD coming this weekend for Memorial Day! Not sure if you know what that is, but Crossfit has workouts in honor of fallen soldiers called hero workouts and they are named for the servicemen and woman who are killed while in service. They are tough workouts, but you always give harder when its a memorial tribute. Reminds you to value the life you have, and really use your body for the best biggrin

Sisky


Zero Omega
wunks
tell DARKNRGY i want to marry him winx redface redface redface redface

Done!


Lanzer
Starchan13
Hello Gaaaaaia!

I've been wondering this for a while, but...

Why is it that when you have an item with more than one item in it (S-Pop Club: Taja, Crimson Promise, etc), you can only use one of the items within that item?

Also, do you look at the petitions?

Thank you!

The avatar system wasn't designed to treat one physical item as multiple ones. Whenever you change pose, the system won't allow the same item, which has it's unique serial number, to be equipped at the same time. Perhaps we can make changes through an avatar upgrade.

Many artists go through petitions to determine what to release.


biglanky14
Lord Hebikage
Why are Guilds so expensive to create? thats ALOT of gold, i understand paying your dues but i like the idea of making communities specifically for fans or ppl that love a certain thing.... im new to online roleplaying, (im old school paper D&D) and i get tossed from the guilds, thats ok i dont mind if im not living up to expectations that i dont belong there yet. My wife got me into Gaia and i love the avatar and expressing myself that way, its an artistic outlet, i love zomg gaming. but i think the ability to make specific communities shouldnt require giving up so much gold when i can be spent in more fun ways.... i realize that i go off on tangents

Just wanted to express my Joy for Gaia, and at the the same ask that making small communities for like minded ppl maybe come down in price????

sorry for Rambling

much love...

-Matoh

Hi LH,

It's mainly b/c when the price is lower, we see a whole bunch of Guilds get created that are empty at best, and break the rules at worst (think guilds just for cybering, etc.). That requires a lot of oversight and moderation on our part, so having the price be high helps makes sure that at least a decent chunk of the guilds are seriously-run (b/c people don't want to just throw away that entry fee).

Hope that makes sense!


Zero Omega
Cannot be Reached
Zero Omega
Cannot be Reached
my acount was hacked sir. i lost my kiki, coco. g.lau. katana, 2 carouser. ive send a message for my account hacked. admin has no respond. when could i retrieve my items? ;( i want it back!!!

Have you first tried filing a hack report at http://www.gaiaonline.com/hacking?

yes sir, admin has no respond ;( what else option could i use to retrieve it

Send me a PM with some basic information about the case and I can look into it.


biglanky14
Sexts
A lot of people in forums seem to be riled up about the PSA sticky that was posted in CB. Just to clarify, was this simply a restatement of the TOS to make people more aware,or is this saying that new rules will be enforced on CB (and other forums)? I can understand the rules but I feel that they have made people presume that they can't make jokes anymore,given that most of the threads are made in a joking manner a lot of concern has been shown about this topic since the sticky was posted. If I get a reply to this then thankyou.

Hi,

It's the former - none of these are new rules. Just a reminder that certain stuff has to be reported upwards, and that it could cost people their account. It's always been that way, but people aren't aware of the consequences so they get pissed when we have to ban the account. It's a lose-lose all the way around.


Lanzer
Whimsimaru
Also; you should be watching this because I am exclaim
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwhnt4ytE3k

I am now! Can't wait for B&W 2


Lanzer
Blackrose_Knight
How do you handle repeat spammers/trollers who collect banned accounts like snow-globes?

Currently there's no way to use a banned account, it requires unbanning and it'll be pretty easy to tell if it happened. Though it's much easier for hackers to steal active account for the same task. Be careful of phishing sites!


Zero Omega
mewnola
Thanks for taking time to answer our questions! Okay, so my friend and I have a charity guild. People have been donating all of there money into the guild account so we can donate it to people. But, we are not sure how to take the funds out to donate to people. Is there any way we can use the money to donate it to people? Because there's already over 200,000 gold and we won't use all that money to send announcements or anything.

Unfortunately there currently isn't a way to take the funds from the guild funds. gonk


Zero Omega
Menstrual Cramps
Zero Omega
Menstrual Cramps
I just wanted to stop by and show some love for the admins. I've always enjoyed my time on the site for the most part and just want to thank you for all the time you put in keeping this place afloat and chaos-free.

And thank YOU for your support!

D'awww you've always been one of my faves. emotion_kirakira

Level up!


Lanzer
-Explosion-Array-
Good afternoon, Devs! heart

Sorry if this is kinda general. sweatdrop
I've been wondering when most of the Gaia Games will be somewhat functional again?

We try to fix as many bugs as we can, as fixing everything at once will be difficult. Any particular problem that bugs you the most?


biglanky14
XoXoSpaztic FantasticXoXo
gaia i have a few things id like to get answeres on.
1. do you ever look at the petitions forums? i ask this because a. i was severely disappointing with your salon durem update and some hair petitions iv'e seen on gaia are things than many people on gaia would like and appreciate, and b. some of the hairstyles that came out look far to similar to older styles and it bothers me.

2. people are spending crap loads of money on zomg and you still seem to refuse to put any devs on adding new features. its almost to the point where my what seems like years of hard work is going to waste.

3. also i agree with the psa on many levels but i have been been through some of the topics though at the same time it feels as though its censorship even if all you are doing is looking out for the welfare of gaians. id like your opinions on this just so i know how you all feel about it.

Hi,

1) We do all the time.
2) Unfortunately, we've said a number of times over the past few months that we're not doing any major development on zOMG any longer. We'll still fix bugs and add smaller content where we can, and we're definitely leaving it open for people to play as well.
3) These rules have been in place since we began - this was just a reminder that we HAVE to take action on certain types of content. Most people don't know that, make the joke, and then are upset when they're banned. It stinks for everyone involved.


biglanky14
laurana14
I've been gone from Gaia for several month due to time consuming high school classes, and I really do love the changes you made to the site! :3
The two new shops seem like they have a lot of potential, and good old zOMG seems as fun as ever. Great job guys.

Will you never cease to amaze us?

We hope not!!


biglanky14
Krissim Klaw
Constipated Trillionaire
You got to be driving them insane with your mad vending skillz that insure you snag the first post. You should let them know you will be posting the exact same question in the first post of every ATA until the issue is resolved. Maybe that will speed them up. emotion_awesome

We're pretty much figuring on that smile


carbonphyber
blackaddersfork
inventory organizer update any time soon?

i'd still like to turn off tipping. sweatdrop

You can disable tip notices on this page:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/mygaia/settings/
uncheck "Tip for forum post" then save.


Lanzer
xcrimsonlegendx
Is Diedrich and his kind replacing the "original" Grunnies in the world of Gaia? Are they supposed to be the same species or are these new cute Grunnies a sub-species?

If so, can we PLEASE get some love for the original Grunnies and Prunnies? Please, I'll love you forever and ever. ;~;

Technically Diedrich walks on hind legs and Grunnies hop on all 4's, so they're not quite the same thing, and no we're not replacing one over the other, but it's easier to have more Diedrich since he can talk. I'll forward your request to the art team!


Narumi Misuhara
WideEyed
Gonna post this one more time, and if it's not answered, I'll assume it's intentional....
WideEyed
Hi Guys! smile
Sorry I'm late, but it's a holiday here in Canadaland, and I was doing holiday stuff (yard work).

Anyways, I was wondering how things are coming along with the Server Automation for zOMG!.

We're still getting some pretty fierce lag-storms, and increased Server Cycling frequency would really help.

Thanks! blaugh

*shrug* no idea, not anything I'm in the loop on currently.


biglanky14
II Mr Crayons II
Hi guys. I was wondering if you guys could do something about the advertisment banner in the meebo bar. It's really getting in my way, and lags me when on chrome -_- I keep having to press x on it. And I'm not liking it.

Hi,

Yeah, this is provided by Meebo, but we're looking into it with them. I'm guessing it's not staying closed for you?


DARKNRGY
Cyrus Vangri
I'm not sure if this has been asked previously, but when will the "Friend Request" flash be fixed in Rally and/or Towns?

We're building a new towns right now and that'll be part of the QA to make sure that works correctly. This will be coming out slowly throughout the year and we probably won't touch existing towns in the meantime.


biglanky14
pandexX
also where can i go to get actual help with my re-loadable gaia cash card cus i try to load it at all the 7-11's at paramount and downy and its not working and i cant seem to find any help in the help section nor on the card order form. I dont want my money to have been waist ed on a peace of plastic that cant be used.Thank you for your time

Hi PandexX.

PM the details of what's going on with your card, and I'll see if I can get someone to help you.

Thanks!


codemonkey37179
Angelic Dolli
Will you guys ever invent a ring that gives you ALOT of stamina?
Will you guys change the homepage soon?
Will you guys ever add a 2nd edition floor to gaia houses?

We talked about adding a second floor to houses during the upgrade last fall. It is possible we may revisit it, but not for awhile.


biglanky14
Ok, thanks to everyone for showing up today! We got to a bunch of questions, but apologize if we didn't get to yours.

Hopefully you'll join us next week (although the date/time TBD since Monday is a company holiday).

Have a good one!
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
May 30th

Lanzer
Hello everyone!

It was great to meet many of you at Fanime last weekend. Following the panel announcement, we now have Moga for Gaia finally, and Soul Crash is another fun game to play if you're into fighting game. Do look for more info and sneak peek of our upcoming games in the following months.

As usual, we're hard at work on the summer event. We're also working on some improvements on the arenas. Hope to have it ready in a week or two.


Lanzer
Uesugi Ankit
1. When will some of the suggested formulas from this thread be considered/made available in the Alchemist's Case?

2. Any new updates on formulas/cases/alchemy? Need those wings. emo

We're looking at availability and other suggestions right now, and yes we've looked through the thread also. Things are still moving along and we'll have another update later. Thank you for your patience!
DARKNRGY
We've got a lot of stuff going on right now so don't expect anything immediately. We'll be looking to increase the number of people getting to higher levels as our next initiative.


biglanky14
Ridley Starsmore
Heya Gaia Admin! Ridley here, with a word or two in your general direction!

First off, As I said in my earlier thead in the GCD, I've got to give you guys props on the direction Gaia has been heading. With MoGa coming to the site as a stand alone game (There as a few personal things that give me issues, but that's for another time.), and many little tweeks made to the main site here and there (The MP slot increase, the gifting page change, the improved manga.)

All in all, two bunneh ears up!

Now, just a word about zOMG. I know you folks have a lot on your plate, but there are many glitches and bugs in zOMG that have been building for a while now, as well as many user concerns (Perhaps fully opening DMS, an orb exchange in/out of game to get dark orbs, as well as others.) And while there isn't going to be content changes anytime soon, if ever, little things like this could be assigned to a developer for a week or two, just to get the game back on track. I would also suggest consolidating Back Alley Bargans into the CS under a new catagory drop down for that game, and perhaps offering The three event rings? (And maybe a grant for the missing ring for each from the integrity grant...I have the good ring, but I want the bad one for funnies.)

And so, on to some questions!

1) What can you tell us that was announced at the convention over the weekend? I tried to watch buy apparently, you had the loudest gremlin in your microphones, cause all I got was static.

2) What is the possibility of a mini rig for some of the CS items that are being used up by alchemy? You know, like the low tier items being used and such for it, with rare grants of higher level ones being used, as a perminent one that is added to after each alchemy update and each ci is pulled from the CS. A 49-99 GC cost would be awesome for that. As well as a new freebie box for the free item grants that are fading...maybe in the pink link box?

3) June marks the 9th year of the Donation Item/ Monthly Collectable, and I don't want to know what the items will be, but PLEASE...will there be a Halo involved? And maybe another Halo Giveaway?

I have more, of course, but I figure three is enough for now.

With that, I do leave you guys with one little thought. You folks couldn't use a Bunneh with working experience in management, event planning, and a gift for gab, could you? Having it suggested that I work for you guys on more than one occasion, I figured I'd check to see what kind of prospects there are, and this was the best way to assure I was heard.

-R.

Hey Ridley,

I heard your question during Fanime, so you managed to get through despite the gremlins smile

For zOMG, we're continuing to work on a few bugs (if I recall correctly, a couple more fixes went out recently). We're also talking about opening DMS up more often, although that's still in discussion.

For your numbered questions:

1) We largely gave behind the scenes looks at the manga creation, about the destruction of H&R Wesley, and how Moga was coming to Gaia without Facebook. We also showed a preview of a possible Events page (there's a thread in SF by Narumi for feedback), a preview of the Summer Olympics, and a few other odds and ends. A chunk of the time was also spent on our upcoming Fantasy game that will be on both Gaia and FB.

2) This is possible, but I can't guarantee anything.

3) Same thing here - I can't really talk about upcoming MCs under threat of extreme punishment.

And it's awesome you'd like to work with us. We post all our openings on our Careers page, so keep an eye there.


biglanky14
Castiel Lover
Hello, Powers That Be.

arrow Update on this?
Castiel Lover
I've reported this bug many times, in all the correct spots. One is dated Feb 11th of 2011. I'd really like to know that the artists are aware of it and if they can fix it. Certain items mess up the Suspicious Eyes.

For example: Dream Town's red car; both Valentines Kissing booths; Grave Danger Funeral Frame; secret retreat's mirror; Reve Rouille (diving in); Little Lucie (Empty Eyes); Many other eye mods, etc. etc.

Example: User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.


arrow Re-petitioning for Waffles companion & I AM item (that is NOT a rare!). I'd love to see him in a gold shop. Maybe the expensive gold shop, if you must use it as a gold sink. Really, I think you should open up a pet shop with a bunch of companions for gold. Then there wouldn't be so much heart ache over the rare animals in RIGs.

arrow Wondering again if you would considering putting out an announcement separate from a Dev Alert with the most common topics/questions in ATA answered, so there isn't ten of the same questions in each ATA taking up space and time.

My list I mentioned before:
Quote:
Alchemy
zOMG
Current Events
Upcoming sponsors
Known big bugs being worked on
Features that need updating (towns 2.0, inventory arranger, old games)
New features coming up
etc.

Hi Castiel,

I believe they are aware of this, but I'll remind them. I have no idea on a fix though, unfortunately.

Thanks for the suggestion! That's all I can say.

Yes - this is something I've been meaning to do personally, and the time always sneaks up on me. It's probably not too likely we'd do a full-blown announcement, but we could at least put up an FAQ at the beginning of ATA with some of the most common stuff.


Uncle Kenny
Whimsimaru
Will the summer event have te rejected olympics like '08?
Will we get to keep the minigames??

ALSO:
any chance the users can choose their layering?
I wanted to put a serafuku neck tie over an apron, but it layers under it.

Custom layering is not likely to happen any time soon. It would require a pretty hefty undertaking on our part since it would mean rewriting the entirety of our layering system which just isn't something we have the resources to do currently. That said, there are a couple smaller ideas we're tossing around that should help make layering more consistent and reasonable across the items so stay tuned.


siskataya
Roderich Edelstein
Hi there admins, devs and artists!

I was wondering, would it be possible to have an Evolving item following the Gaia manga plot? I think that would be exciting and a nice way of making the story even more interactive.

Hope you have a nice evening!


Heya Roderich Edelstein!

This is actually a really cool idea - I think an EI involving the Manga would be mighty nifty. I'll definitely pass your the idea to the proper team. While, of course, I cannot guarantee it can be made, I can certainly let people know about your suggestion!

Thanks for the interesting idea - keep them coming! biggrin
Sisky


Narumi Misuhara
Crystal Sparda
Yo, admin & devs!
I hope you guys had a nice three day weekend!

1.) Any Skin Tyte tattoo updates on their way/being made?

2.) A: Is the summer event coming sooooon?
Are we going to get to keep the mini games after it is over? emotion_kirakira
I've really been wanting to play a casual mini Gaia game for sooo long!
MoGa just doesn't interest me since I got harassed by the game on facebook
by it begging for cash from me more than a newb here asks for valuable items.
B: Will we ever see new games that are similar to existing RL games in the future?
EX. Battleship, UNO, SORRY, etc.
All these hardcore expansive games just don't interest me. confused
Simple games are fun too!

3.) Cheap pastel rainbow items. They're coming. THEY ARE. RIGHT? >;]
Hint: The only right answer to the question is "YES!".

4.) Oh, can we start getting hints for the theme of CIs when the bundle comes out,
similar to how the MCs used to have hints given at the beginning of the month?

1. *shrug*

2. Matter of perspective, in terms of what still needs to get done, I feel it's soon XD ...for everyone else probably not. Still months out. As for keeping the games around, there are some that will lend themselves very well to being reusable and some that won't. For the ones that will, I very much would like to keep them around.

3. *shrug*

4. *shrug*


DARKNRGY
Existential Existence
1) Which gold shops sink the most gold each month? Can that gold shop NPC get a plaque/award for being awesome?
2) What does the "H & R" stand for in H&R Wesley? If they are first names how are they related to Edmund?
3) What's the difference between a demigod/god and a titan in the Gaia world?

alssso oommmmggg the arennasss ommgggggg ommg
omg
can't wait to see it!

I did a database query and it looks like Durem Depot makes the most cheddar. I'll send Moira a Thank You cake.
Lanzer
Our most popular store is Gambino Outfitters. Though the store that earns the most gold is the Ol Fishing Hole!

HR are initials for a name, but it escaped my head at the moment.

The Gaia world is different than Greek mythologies where demigod isn't half human/half god. In the Gaia world a demigod is more like a lesser god. It's much more similar to the world in Princess Mononoke.


biglanky14
Constipated Trillionaire
biglanky14
Constipated Trillionaire
Since I know you guys would miss me if I didn't bring up something about alchemy at least once a week, have a question about the formulas.

The formulas like ectoplasm, red mercury, sunstone, moonstone, and candy mountain are being given out through daily chance; however, they no longer have the tags "alchemist" and "case" in the marketplace. Does this mean they have been removed form the case? Everyone that list them in the marketplace says they have gotten them form the daily chance. I know people that have opened 100+ cases and not gotten one of those formulas.

I know a lot of people have been opening cases, spending tens of millions of gold trying to get these formulas from the cases. Would be pretty bad if these formulas, ones that were in the cases at one point, are not in there any more? Hope you can clear up the confusion.

These are some very vital formulas and the supply that is given out through the daily chance just isn't high enough to meet demand out there. Can you increase the amount given out through the daily chance or put them back in the case? (Assuming that they aren't still in there, and it certainly seems like that is the case.)

Hi CT,

I don't believe they've been removed from the Case. Our tagging system has some gremlins in there that like to remove tags randomly, so it's much more likely it's that. As for distribution, it's something we can check on as well.

Alright, be great if you could check the distribution of them. Worlds Suckiest Vendor has opened 121 in the past week or so and has not gotten one of those formulas I mentioned. He did manage to pull a nice suit for work, and I know those are really rare and used to be much rarer than all those craft-able component formulas like ectoplasm and sunstone.

Thanks again for your time!

No problem - thanks for always having good suggestions!


codemonkey37179
CioccoLatte
gaia_angelleft Hello to everyone!!! I hope everyone had a refreshingly enjoyable holiday! gaia_angelright

gaia_star I would just like to ask:
1. Around when can we expect the Summer Event/Olympics?
2. Will it be Barton vs. Aekea vs. Durem vs. Gambino again?
3. Can we expect more involvement from the other towns/NPCs? I feel that the event seems to be isolated to the Kuros vs. Gino/Edmund/Sen/Overseer/Louie.....
4. When can we get to play Rumble Kitties? gaia_kittenstar
5. Milk or Dark chocolate? emotion_omnomnom

Thank you in advance!

1. In the summer.
2. Something like that.
3. Not sure.
4. Late Summer.
5. If I have to choose, Milk.
siskataya
CioccoLatte
gaia_angelleft Hello to everyone!!! I hope everyone had a refreshingly enjoyable holiday! gaia_angelright
5. Milk or Dark chocolate? emotion_omnomnom

Thank you in advance!

This one I can answer - I prefer dark chocolate. Not too dark, but dark enough to have a bit of a bittersweet taste. Yummy! biggrin

- Sisky


biglanky14
Platonix
biglanky claimed last week that changes to the Alchemist's Case might not happen at all. This was a big surprise to me, since Lanzer has posted several times in recent AtAs acknowledging that formula rarity is currently a problem that needs attention. Are you really going to ignore something that has Lanzer himself concerned?

Hi Platonix,

There are several different ways we could address formula rarity, if we decide to do so. I basically didn't want to set the expectation that doing so by changing the Case was a given, b/c it's not. It's possible, but I can't promise we'll go that route.


Uncle Kenny
Knight Yoshi
DARKNRGY
Knight Yoshi
I was having a discussion with a moderator about the Marketplace avatar image that calls the current logged in session's avatar about why it's against the ToS to use it. But why not just set it so that if the image link for it is called anywhere but the Marketplace pages that it won't work and display an error? Because so many people use it on their profiles, and yes you can report them as you go. But just set it so that it can't used it in general.

That link misrepresents the items that you currently own which makes it a potential scamming vulnerability. You're right in that it should be enforced server side. Looks like we just missed that. I can keep it in mind but it's low priority.

Also what ever happened to getting a report button on profiles? I had addressed that several months ago, and I do believe it was UncleKenny who responded and said it'll be done. But I have yet to see anything, almost 5 months later. I have reported so many profiles to Rgood and Mcm in mass bulk at a single time...

It's still on the list but it isn't high on the list of projects that I have to tackle. When I get some time freed up I should hopefully be able to work on this and other smaller priority fixes.


carbonphyber
Common Senseless
also, any chance we get username changes to a static gold sink instead of the current # x 10k?
Unlikely. We don't want to encourage username changes any more than we already do.


Zero Omega
DARKNRGY
Zero Omega
DARKNRGY
Zero Omega
Lurk lurk lurk

*STABS WITH A MODIFIED NERF SWORD*

I BLOCK OUT THE SUN WITH THE DARTS OF A THOUSAND NERFS COMING DOWN ON YOUR HEAD! scream

*SHOOTS LASER BEAM AT YOU FROM REMOTE CONTROLLED SPACE DRONE*

NO! NO NO NO NO NO! I REFUSE TO BELIEVE YOU OWN SUCH A THING! scream I WILL END YOU!


DARKNRGY
The Omnitrix King
Question for DARKNRGY:

Will you d8 me? redface

You don't want to date me, I'm very high maintenance.


Narumi Misuhara
Magnificent Moonbeam
Hello, everyone. I'm glad to see that the site was very able to be to be part of the plot again after the ordeal with H&R Wesley. I wonder if we'll get more like that site-plot related stuff in the near future?

Also. I wonder if a RIG NPC makes a debut, is there a limit on how many times they appear in different RIGs? I remember since I know Loyal, Mills, Kaede, Frederika, and Ciro for all I know made like 3-4 appearances in RIGs and it kinda gets more curious about this situation.

Events tied to the manga story is something I've been saying for a while I wanted to do, as long as opportunities like the shop present themselves I'll do my best to take advantage of them.

No idea to NPC question sweatdrop
biglanky14
Hi MM,

Glad you liked it! We definitely want to do more stuff like that going forward.

I don't think there's any set limit, but that's really up to the artists smile


siskataya
Ninja CupCakes
Its my birfday :3 what do i get biggrin ?

Happy birfday! Hope it's a great one! *sings "Happy Birthday" song to you and flings a cake in your general direction*

Enjoy! biggrin
Sisky
codemonkey37179
Ninja CupCakes
Its my birfday :3 what do i get biggrin ?
Older


Zero Omega
CioccoLatte
Zero Omega
Lurk lurk lurk

Mr. Zeeerooooooo!!!!!

Thank you so much for all your effort in trying to fix the sound during the Fanime stream!

Can i haz link to recorded video ploxx?

Not a problem!

You can find it here:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22877040


Lanzer
.~.Lady_Aji.~.
Evening, Lanzer/staff.

- Any updates on other glitches that are currently being worked on/fixed in zOMG!?

- Can you make it so that zOMG!'s servers can be automatically cycled?

Been busy last week so I haven't collected the list of fixes but I'll have an update for you next week. I'll also ask about the possibility of having automatic cycling of the server.


Zero Omega
Lyanda
Hi there Gaia admins ^u^

Just a small request.

Can the front page features be actual threads that aren't closed? The Supermom thread is closed. Premade and custom art is also closed.

I mean, those are the same features from 2009 O____o

So can we have new features?
Like the way we have avi features everyday, but maybe thread features with a different one each week/each 2 weeks?

Thank you~

Something we can look into. ninja


Panagrammic
BF-dragontshd-40
Who wants a free cookie?
Okay let me guess, none of you have a .gov homepage//forever alone

1) compare Nimbus to zOMG!, which one had the higher level of engineering?
2) think you guys are smarter than ames?
3) can Mecha Neko be access on international first class in-flight wifi that had just lift off from SFO?
4) did anyone stayed up late to watch the Spacex launch?
5) is HPR, GR, YM, Crypt, Null moon consider different areas under the same name?

zOMG by far is a more complicated project -- MMOs are always tough.

Not to say Nimbus doesn't have it's challenges, but it's probably a magnitude smaller, at least.
DARKNRGY
zOMG had a much bigger team over a longer period of time.

NASA Ames? No, they are very smart.

Record your public facing IP address next time you do this. We can look it up and find out. I suspect airplane internet (satellite?) is domestic for domestically owned airlines. Interesting question.

I woke up early to go fly RC airplanes so I missed it, but I have been keeping an eye on it :].


Uncle Kenny
II_iMuddy_II

3. When is the Angelic Rod+ going to be released??

Thank you in advance admins. smile

Eventually. I have some bigger projects to work on first but whenever I get some time I hope to take care of this once and for all.


Zero Omega
The light within evil
I was hacked about almost 2 weeks ago and I sent a report and I still haven't gotten a reply how long should it take for me to get a reply?

Certainly doesn't sound right, could you send me a PM with the name of the account you reported the hack report with so I can take a look into it?


Zero Omega
xXinuyashafortisXx
Hey admin smile is there anything you do outside of gaia(/coding?)

I take comedy improv classes (have a show this Thursday!) and just play games.
Zero Omega
xXinuyashafortisXx
Zero Omega
xXinuyashafortisXx
Panagrammic
Remote controlled planes, Zumba, Diablo 3, and Mass Effect 3 are some of the trends running through the office right now.

How about minecraft? smile

Minecraft 360 for me.

Oh that's far behind! its like pre-pistons, so prolly like v1.4 or so. The latest snapshot has trading with npcs and writable books.

Too busy using my computer to install it on my home computer. xd
Lanzer
Panagrammic
Remote controlled planes, Zumba, Diablo 3, and Mass Effect 3 are some of the trends running through the office right now.


Same here except that I'm not into Zumba and Diablo 3 smile


codemonkey37179
xX VENOXiS Xx
what's up with the avatar glitch? like it keep turning and sitting really fast in flash area
You need to re-save your avatar. That should fix it.


Narumi Misuhara
Reverouge
hi! awesome admins and gaia staff! ~c:
may i ask if there will be some mini event connected to what happened at the H and R Wesley's shop? :9

Likely


Panagrammic
The KyroFreed
Any chance of layering options on the avatars?

I miss rocking the jack visor over a hockey mask emo

User-defined and/or custom layering is not in the cards, unfortunately.


biglanky14
WideEyed
biglanky14
WideEyed
Hi Guys!
Hope you all had an excellent Memorial Day weekend! blaugh

And speaking of National Holidays... (how's that for a neat segue?), is there any chance of us seeing something new and neat for Canada Day, coming up on July 1st?
We Canuckleheads like to wave the flag every now and then, just like our American cousins, and something with which to display our National Pride on this, our 135th birthday, would be excellent eh?

We have a pretty busy summer so I don't think we're planning anything big for Canada Day - but I can wear my Senators jersey in your honor!

Oh..
My...
Effin..
Geee!!!!

Senators?!??!!?! scream

Do you have even the slightest idea of the depths of my loathing for those malformed, disgusting and all together intolerable troglodytes??!?

Senators... gonk

There is only one team that matters in this country, and the mere fact that the Toronto Maple Leafs haven't won the Stanley Cup in 45 years will never change that.

Senators...

Good gosh. stare

What were we talking about again?
My Senator-hate seems to have caused a slight bit of mental confusion.

LOL!

1) I apparently need to buy you a Jason Spezza jersey.

2) Ok, how about if I wear my Sundin jersey instead?

(I'm a huge hockey nerd and 6-7 years ago my buddies and I drove through Eastern Canada to see games in both Ottawa and Toronto. I have a huge soft spot for Ottawa, but while I don't really care for the Leafs - Go Sharks! - I always liked Sundin)


carbonphyber
Toast Ninja
carbonphyber
Toast Ninja
Do you guys have any plans to add more achievements in the near future?

Or give more achievement awards?

I really liked how the Tycoon achievement unlocked more MP slots and would like to see more of that in the future.

We are working on a little somethin'-somethin' right now.

Do you have a general time frame on when us users might be seeing some of them? emotion_kirakira

I'm not working on any new achievements, but I am working on adding functionality to the achievements system. It's probably a few weeks away -- but don't hold me to this time frame.


Zero Omega
- C u t ii e Ni Ni - - x
how do people sell rings in the marketplace?i saw some rings on sale but i dont know how to...can u help? P.S why do stuff cost sooo much? They should make a limit lik 1 mil at the most

There are some rings that are unsoulbound. These rings weren't used in zOMG before we soulbound the rings, and thus, are available to be sold. However, if they are used in game they will soulbind.


biglanky14
EletroShocker
What you'll do about new Formulas with New Items on Alchemy?
We are needing more Formulas, On level 4,5,6 It's Much hard to pass for this levels! And Much Expensive. Thank You!

Hi ElectroShocker,

We're constantly keeping an eye on the balance of formulas available on the site, and are kicking around some ideas around what could be rebalanced. I don't have anything more concrete than that to tell you right now though.


Panagrammic
Reverouge
oooh I have another question ^w^
its about towns, I collected a lot of trash and when i checked my inventory only one of each the items I collected was added sweatdrop and that made me stop collecting, because I was just like wasting time trying to collect nothing =3= is this a but or glith,or something? >.<

Did you make sure to specifically move them to your inventory before leaving towns? People often forget about that.


DARKNRGY
C--Pet
DARKNRGY
C--Pet
Could you please fix the Gaia app so I can hit reply to my pms instead of starting a new one each time to get it to show up?
Also why does that happen?

We're probably going to have to wait a bit to do app updates because of resource constraints.

Oversight.

Okay thanks so much! My last question is...can you permanently delete an account so no one can view it or find it?

Yes, it is physically possible to do this, but we do not as policy. You can change the username, email, personal information, content, and then ask the mod staff to ban the account. It is effectively deleted then.


Lanzer
Babymetal Monochrome
1: How old is Brennivin?

2: Since Gaia's the name of the site, and means “earth”, why don't we have a town that's official like Durem, Barton, ect. but has a more earthy, nature feel to it, and has more earthy races, like faries, moles, and gnomes living there, to reflect the site?

3: Is Keiko, from the Keiko's Cake REI supposed to be Rina's sister or is she related to Kanoko, who works at Dernier Cri?

4: Are these background images that show in the announcements supposed to be part of some new Gaia town or something? The backgrounds don't look like Aekea, Gambino, Barton, or Durem to me.
User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.

He's in his late twenties.

Gaia's more like a world than "earth" because it only has parts of "earth" in the Gaia world. Gaia doesn't follow any Greek mythologies actually. At the same time, we're completely open to having various races, which might or might not show up depending on storylines or events. (remember the races from last Olympics?)

They're similar age I think, but they're not related.

Those background are actually some of the first generation Gaia backgrounds that we have on the site header back in 2004! One picture is Barton but the rest are not from any of our towns.


Zero Omega
CODETEL
My trading pass has been disable since april 19-2012 can someone tell me when will I get it back? I asked some mods already and they said that I should remain patient.But is been a month + some days already and nothing has happened.

Shoot me a PM with this information and I can take a look into it.


siskataya
King Awesomolocity
If you own a piece of land, do you own it to the center of the earth? o_O
A gaia admin HAS to know, amirite?

Thanks for the question King Awesomolocity! While it used to be the case that land ownership did, indeed, mean that any parcel of land one purchased was owned to the center of the earth by the land owner. While this is still theoretically true in some locations, there are other times when the owner of mineral rights can lay claim to portions of that land even if the mineral rights owner does not technically own the surface land. So I guess it varies, and depends on how valuable the content below the surface of your land might be to others. I could be wrong about this though!

Take care biggrin
Sisky


Narumi Misuhara
iDolli
Hello the lovely staff of gaia, I have a quick few questions for you 3nodding

1. Any news on that new "fantasy" game or hints that you want to throw at us to make us drool?

2. Did you reopen H&R Wesley so quickly due to the outrage or was it planned to be closed for only such a short time?

3. What made you guys decide to start talking about Gaia in the plot more recently than you ever have? I have been wondering that emotion_kirakira

Also: Keep up the good communication, you guys have become pretty amazing at it in the past couple of months.

Answering the question I have an answer to...

2. The re-opening was planned, there actually wasn't that much outrage.


biglanky14
SlGH
Im Stefano And i just wanted to ask
I live in Jamaica and i have no offers for Gaia cash Can you do anything?

Hi SIGH,

We're trying - very soon we'll be trying out some new providers that say they have more stuff for non-US users. We'll be giving them a test run to see if that's actually the case or not.


Panagrammic
-l-Lyte-l-
Why Does The Marketplace Bid System Suck?
I Mean Seriously, I Was Selling My Shadowlegend 5th generation for 14 days ago and i wanted to cancel it but it says bids over 5mins cannot be canceled so i waited and when i tried to cancel it it said bids over 5 mins cannot be canceled and it had 3 mins left
It Costed 722,000 And The Bid Sold It For 305,999
I Kept Trying To Cancel But It Didnt Work
I Feel Like I Wasted My Life On Gaia When Ive Only Had MY Gaia For Less Than A Year -__-

We don't allow bids over 5 minutes old to be canceled -- there were too many people that were putting something up for auction and then canceling it right before it closed, which was frustrating for all involved. You should be sure to set the bid minimum to the minimum that you'll accept.
DARKNRGY
-l-Lyte-l-
DARKNRGY
This is the designed behavior. We had complaints about users cancelling items last minute because they weren't satisfied with the bid. This is inconvenient for the buyer because it ties up their gold they could be spending other places. If you have a minimum amount you are not willing to sell under, you should set that as your starting bid price. That's what it's for.

I Didnt Even Put It Under Bid When I Was Setting Up The Prices When It Showed The Confirmation Screen It Said There Was No Bid And So When I Checked On It In My Shop It Had Bid And Buy

To the best of my knowledge there is not a bug that causes the sale type to change from buy to bid. If there is I will immediately fix it. I am assuming you made a mistake when setting up the sale unless we have other reports and we can replicate the problem.


siskataya
The Forbidden Soul
I want to ask about the announcement regarding things we arent supposed to joke about on Gaia or we would face punishment in the form of bans and possible authority contact.
Should I Pm someone here or ask directly in the forum?


Thanks for the question! You are free to pm me if you like, or you can post your question here and I can respond biggrin

- Sisky


Zero Omega
Bon and Bon
Why don't most Admins change their avi's clothing? surprised

I'm too lazy/have no sense of style/don't have enough items that inspire me.


codemonkey37179
Cool_Peaches88
Are you coming out with a new hangout? o:

Constantly coming out with new hangouts. We usually have them come out for an event, though those are usually temporary. Towns 2.0 will be the new permanent hangout.
codemonkey37179
nepale
CAN WE HAVE A NEW HANG OUT SIMILAR TO RALLY AND HOLLYWOOD?

Towns 2.0 will be the newest hangout. After that we will see.
codemonkey37179
Candii Nomii
I keep seeing word about a towns 2.0 what is this all about?

Read all about it.

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/site-feedback/towns-2-0/t.78071015_recent/?_gaia_t_=4898&mygntcid=179668
codemonkey37179
nepale
When is Towns 2.0 coming out?


We are hoping for early Fall.


Uncle Kenny
ninjaroobear
When is rumble kitten going to start?

We're hoping for a late Summer release, stay tuned!


Panagrammic
Gyptoega
The new game your doing a beta test on. I'm curious as to if it will be released on gaia or will it be released on a far source like facebook like summer springs?

Furthermore, it seems like the game has classes of characters. What kind of classes are there? Is it the typical knight, magician, archer, theif or is there more creative classes?

Beta on Gaia, released on Gaia first, then Facebook / other social networks later.


Uncle Kenny
dizziedobsession
I think I have awesome timing.
So... I have asked (i think?) about the wishlist deleting thing in the past. I know it hasn't been reproducible. And I know you guys wanted more info. And... I think I just reproduced the problem for the wishlist deleting issue.

So... my ATA is also a plea for immediate attention and is just "can you PLEASE look at my thread asap & let me know you saw it?" I'm super excited about being able to reproduce it...annnd I hope you are too!!! My Thread!!!

*sorry to steal the asking questions part of ATA...I just can't hold it in!*

If you could shoot a PM over to carbonphyber that would be awesome biggrin


Lanzer
Corinth Maxwell
cat_ninja Simple question.....can you add different skin tone Vampire potions to the Skin Tyte gold shop? This generic skin is rather plain. cat_xp

Hmm, the only thing that came to mind was pale, "vampire like" skin. What do you have in mind?


Zero Omega
Shanyume
So due to recent and not so recent events I've had the opportunity to speak to a few people who either have had report issues, item issues, or account issues. I realize that with the number of users to mod/admin ratio results in the lengthy amount of time it takes to get a response. A while ago I had asked in an Ask The Admin what an appropriate time to wait for a response was and there was no real answer other than to be patient. I know of plenty of people who have had to wait 30+ days some even 70 days to get a reply which honestly tries anyone's patience.

I know that Gaia is/was looking for moderators (not sure if it is still going on I haven't checked recently)But is it possible to expand your admin numbers by 'promoting' some of your veteran moderators to admin status in order to lighten the load and speed up response time?

The only reason I ask this is because I know there are situations where only admin have control over what happens (more specifically removing items from accounts etc) and moderators have no access to the case and no power to help or look into it.

Thank you for your time!

Shan

I can't actually answer the idea of expanding our admin numbers, however I can say that some cases do get a lot more involved than others, which may be the cause for some delay. For example, some cases that involve a hacking may take a full day to actually investigate and resolve, because of that, we all have to prioritize things. This might lead to two things: 1. The person immediately handling the huge case. Or 2. The person doing smaller cases to get them out of the way before dealing with a huge one.

I can say that we have made huge improvements to our process than what it was in the past, and we continue to tweak areas where we can continue to improve.


codemonkey37179
pantherdor
hello Gaia staff. Want to say great job so far.

Was wondering if there is or was a program set up for organizing the inventory for each sub-menu? Mine's still on the "REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY Old" system and I can't seem to find a way to update it to the modern version.

Thank you for your time.

There isn't a newer one yet. It is on our very very very very long list of things to do.


biglanky14
Merina Lopez
Hey Admins!

Always wanted to say you guys are doing a great job here around Gaia and we appericate all the things you do.

My question is on the EIs, so what gets everyone inspired to create these interstring EIs? Do you guys find stuff to inspire you to create more of these interstring items or they come out of the blue?

I think it's a little of both. Our artists are super creative naturally, but they also have a number of inspiration sources that help provide some ideas on those days where things are running a little dry.


This transcript continued vvv down there.
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
This transcript continued from ^^^ up there.

May 30th, some more

Uncle Kenny
xXtoxic-kilalaXx
whats the next event going to be biggrin

Our next major event will be the Rejected Olympics this Summer. As for mini-events, who knows, you'll have to keep your eyes peeled wink


Narumi Misuhara
Luna Rousse
Hey, Admins!

I was wondering what will become of the space that was H&R Wesley. Will it be rebuilt? Or maybe an all new gold shop?

Thanks!

Luna

You'll just have to wait and see smile
biglanky14
Azabiel II
H&R Wesley are you guys remodeling or making a new one in its place this has us all baffled.
thanks,

Aza

That is a question that is best answered with time. smile
Narumi Misuhara
Riun P4rk3r 3
I know this has probably been asked a bunch of times already, but when will H&R Wesley be back up? It was my favorite store, but I can't buy anything because I don't know the names, so I would greatly appreciate it if I can know when it'll be back up.
-Sincerely, the eccentric rider, Riun P4rk3r 3

In terms of being able to purchase items from the shop, it's been back up since yesterday afternoon.


DARKNRGY
Starchan13
Hi Gaia!

Two questions: Why does this Leader Clair person keep "answering" my questions?

And how do you admin people feel about the idea of you buy it, you keep it hair/eye petitions?


Leader Clair voluntarily answers questions and is not staff. The responses are not always correct and we try to correct them if they are wrong. So far it hasn't caused too much of a disruption to the best of my knowledge.

My personal opinion is that some elements of avatar customization should be of a more permanent nature. It also aligns better with the real life experience of needing to go to a barber to get your hair did. It's not my call though, that's just my opinion.
biglanky14
Hi Starchan13,

They're trying to help out, b/c they know a lot about Gaia to start, and pay attention to what we've answered previously so they can help spot repeat questions (although don't know if yours are repeats or not).

I don't think we'll change the system anytime in the near future, but you never know.


Lanzer
Gtsluvr
Buggy here, aka. the crafter of the first angelic backwings (Micheal's Wings). While it was incredibly hard and some points unfair due to needless failures in crafting (17 fails at one level), I must give credit where it's due.

It was a fun ride nonetheless and not only have I learned a lot along the way, I do like how the wings turned out on this. Just a small suggestion? Maybe you guys can put a red colored demonic backwings into the system now? emotion_kirakira


Different colors does sound cool, but for now we'll let the wings that are available to be more exclusive.


siskataya
Naya Merai
Will gaia ever crack down on the General Discussions forum?

It seems like the Chatterbox is always targeted as being the most junk and troll filled. We were the ones that got the PSA sticky. But in my opinion, in actuality from what I've seen, ever since years ago the Life Issues subforum was removed from General Discussions, it became more full of junk over the years than Chatterbox ever has. There are some real discussion threads here and there in GD. But most of it is pic drops both postive and negative ones, double the trolls of CB from what I've seen, and a lot of not actual full discussion threads but just people trying to make stuff that doesn't really belong in GD into a discussion.

Thanks for the question! We actually have been working on the GD for a while now in terms of extra moderation, and the moderator team has made rather big strides towards removing the most offensive content pretty quickly! As for the forum itself, we do have some plans for GD in the future, but we are still hashing out that project. We'll keep you all posted once it comes together biggrin

- Sisky


carbonphyber
IxI Mitsunari IxI
Are there any plans on making bid blast for mobile gaia?
Mobile devices tend to have high latency. This just sounds like a bag of frustration for users. We have to be very judicious about what features make it into the mobile app.


Zero Omega
beIIe vue
Zero Omega
beIIe vue
huro Mods!

Just wanted to ask if there is any other way to get Angelic Halo without Questing it.
My Friend told me you could buy it with a credit card and i dont know
Help

Thenkiess

Dooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnn'tttttttt~ listen to that advice. It is a violation of our Terms of Service to buy any Gaia items with real money if we aren't selling the item right here, on http://www.gaiaonline.com. The only way to get an Angelic Halo right now is to quest for it.

Okay thank you c:

Soo How do Mods get it so easy are you guys paid? or something
i wanna quest minis though

Some of our mods have been on this site for a long time, and thus, have had time to accumulate wealth. xd Admins are paid in real money, mods are paid a small amount of gold for the work they do, however it's not anything extravagant that would allow them to purchase something like Minis right off the bat. Everyone here has to work hard for our items. I know a mod who quested for nearly a year and a half to get her Minis.


Lanzer
I Rebecca I
codemonkey37179
I Rebecca I
Hello, do you think that the price of items will go up once the economy in the U.S. goes up? Because I noticed that prices dropped when the U.S. entered the recession

Your question has started quite a debate here in the office. We are divided on the answer right now.

Oh okay, let me know if you come to an agreement :3

There's the theory that when there are more users purchasing items then there will be more items and hence prices will be lower with more supply. At the same time, there is only a 2% exchange tax on Gaia so there is more and more gold in our economy so over the last 9 years inflation had just been steadily going up with small changes.


biglanky14
oMonstah
Hello again, guys! First off, thanks for holding that Monster Galaxy fan art contest. 4laugh
Now, about that..there have been a lot of problems with the gifting system in the game. Is there any way we can get that looked into?
Um..yea that's about all for this time~
Thanks for being so awesome!
-Mon

Hi oMonstah,

Thanks for playing it - we're excited that it's come to Gaia in non-FB form, finally!

Definitely make sure you're posting in the MoGa forum about the problems you're seeing. The people that oversee the game check that forum regularly. Thanks!


Lanzer
Paranoid Doll
regaurdless of if they really did, i feel like they did!
gaia gave me another oversized shirt~ * 7 * something
i've asked for in all of my pasts posts in the ask the
admins. q u q i still owe one of you art... i can't reacall
who, so, if you see me and i owe you art, quote me.
yeah~ quote me~ > u < but! thaaank you for the new
shirt. q u q i love it~ [/feels special]

anyways, is gaia ever going to implicate an easier way
to get cash in summer springs~?? like, offers and such?
becaaause i'd do it~ * o *

annnnd.... again! more baggy sleeved over large shirts~
* u *

oooh, and the whole h&r thing was coool~ > u < yaaay
kudos~ <3



We are working with a provider for earning points for cash right now. Hopefully it'll be available soon.


DARKNRGY
oTazi
Hello gaia admins, devs, and other staff. How's everyone going? c:

o1. Will there ever be a mini rig/rig about gods and goddesses? Other than Poseidon's Legacy?
o2. Quick! Paper or Plastic? (I overheard some kids at winco talking about this, and I still don't get it, so I decided to ask you.)

San Jose now charges for both paper and plastic bags as an environmental effort. Most people I know now own their own reusable bags :].


DARKNRGY
wunks
WOAH WOAH HOLD YER HORSES I DIDN'T SAY YOU COULD BLOW UP H&R WELSLEY.
now ik it's for the comic... but you know how inflated you've made the market place? I sold a japanese uniform top for 30k within minutes LOL. ::::: neutral
when's that gonna come back?? Or is there gonna be somefin new? we'll still have the old items, right? QnQ

also still waiting to hear DARKNRGY's reply about my marrige proposal *p*

No, I will not marry you. You might be a big hairy man and I'm not into that.


biglanky14
BlindDivine
HI Gaia staff i hope you're well!! I do have a question for you....

are the rare bug grants ever going to be fixed in moira's shop? I actually a demonfly in towns and of course i can't use it. But in all of my many years on Gaia that was my first rare bug catch...

thanks in advance 3nodding have a good day

Hi there,

Have you created a thread in the Bug Reports forum? This one is a new one to me. Our devs keep track of that forum really closely, so it's a great way to get issues seen by them. Thanks!


carbonphyber
curt101
why is mecha neko only open to people in the u.s.?
Licensing Restrictions. If we could get the licensing for more countries, we would.


Uncle Kenny
Neuneu
I have seen other people asking about guild updates, and here is my two cents about that:

I would like to ask if there could possibly be a guild search system for posts? Where you can look up your regular posts and see the guild title of where you posted at the top. I believe this would be really helpful as I am apart of a few actives guilds and if people don't quote me, I lose track of where I posted or what I said.

Also, I'd like to be able to track my guild's latest threads from my Google reader. Would it be possible to have an RSS feed of the latest threads from guilds?

We won't be working on Guilds in the near future. Any kind of work on it will require a pretty large overhaul of the entire system and we don't have the resources to put toward it right now. There are things we'd like to fix and change but currently we don't have the time or employees to put on it.


Zero Omega
hidden puppet
hello again >.< I have two if its okay.
First, will there be another Rejected Olympics?
Second, what is your favorite Sdplus Doll?

This summer!

No favorite one for me though.
siskataya
Heya! I can answer the SDPlus Doll question though my answer is rather bias: SDPlus Real S46 siskataya

See? Definite bias! XD

Sisky


biglanky14
Mastrophobia
biglanky14
Mastrophobia
I heard something about DMS being open to the public all summer if so are you going to unsoulbound the gems and amulets so we can sell them since its a waste of money now?

Hi Mastrophobia,

This is news to me, although we are talking about making DMS open more often (although nothing concrete has been decided).

well if you do make it more open, do you plan on making it so we can sell the amulet? also what about charge orbs for people who dont play zomg but do alchemy?

Honestly, I'm not sure what'd we do b/c we haven't gotten that far in the discussion yet. We'd definitely figure out something definitive for people with the amulets, even if it's to not change anything.


DARKNRGY
InnocentGypsy
I only have one question bugging me:

What is your favorite thing about Gaia?

My favorite thing about Gaia is the community. Such an interesting and enthusiastic group of people :].

I don't like terrible users though. They should go away forever.


Zero Omega
whisper_of_the_angels
Zero Omega
whisper_of_the_angels
hello all~
my question may sound unimportant, but i think it was last summer when i got a little pop up in my little bubble thingy that shows me the announcements and dev alerts and such. This little message said i had an account notice and it says i need a new email address for the site because the email i used to make my account is no longer in use. So i wanted to fix it, but it asked for my password and you guys said that you'd never ask for our passwords so i just wasn't sure what to do. I've just let it kinda sit there ever since then because i am unsure of what to do haha. I'd just like to know what i should do. smile
thanks.

I've seen that notice pop up a couple of time, it shows up next to your avatar as an "account notice," right? If so, you can probably ignore that. I believe that's something where the trigger is too sensitive. If you can access your e-mail address associated with the account, then you should be fine.

nah that email is dead and gone forever XD should i just give it my password and give it my new email?

Yes! You'll definitely want to make sure that the e-mail on your account is something you can have access to. So long as the URL starts with www.gaiaonline.com then it will be safe to enter your password.


Lanzer
ArrancarYoruichi
What updates do you have planned for Summer Springs? And can you alter what we get as the free gifts? I've been seeing the same A,I,P and Q topiary for nearly two weeks now. Can't we have flowers and other fun decorations to send/receive (or at the least shuffle the letters more because it's far too slow as it is now)

We will continue to run more events and have more item giveaways, as for items, different people can gift you different items, so when you make more friends, you'll get to find different letters.


codemonkey37179
AshleyIRL
codemonkey37179
AshleyIRL
Hey there. My question is pretty lame, but I have to know, Why the heck won't homes ever load for me? Like, in the arena and on profiles particularly. I've been experiencing this frustration for a few years now on a billion different computers with varying internet speeds and internal specifications. I just want to see what other people are doing with the seemingly limited items and space b/c, to be frank, my house looks like junk. **As a more interesting side note, you could tell us when we might expect to see something different in The Faktori for our homes. Thanks!

are you having trouble getting into your house from towns?

I don't have the first clue (after 8 or 9 years) as to where my house is exactly in towns. I didn't pay attention when I placed it and if the robot told me the address, I obviously disregarded it. I haven't tried in sometime to walk into anyone else's home though. Any thoughts on a diagnosis? Is my acct terminal?

There is a "go to my house" link under My Gaia>House. Try that, and pm me if you have any trouble.


DARKNRGY
The Vampire Cythraul
Okay, I've never done this before, so I'm sorry if I'm doing it wrong.

I know this question is asked semi-frequently, and I've often seen moderators direct users to other threads for it. These threads usually say that the problem has been fixed, but it still happens for me, and I'd like some resolution. Some FINAL resolution.

So now, MY QUESTION:
It's that classic Scion Achievements "Hang Out In Rally For X# Minutes" bug. TONS of people still have this, including myself, so it clearly hasn't been resolved. I guess what I'm looking for is an estimate on when this bug might be resolved, or maybe just some recognition by the Gaia Staff that it still exists.

Thanks for sifting through my babble, and once again, sorry if I did it wrong. Have a nice evening smile .

I'll be perfectly honest. We probably won't be fixing rally bugs any time soon. We've got higher priority stuff to work on.


biglanky14
ChimbIey
yum_tea
I don't know if someone asked this already but
are there going to be any more anime-based
items like the ones featuring Full Metal Alchemist?
If so, any in mind?
I'm hopin' for Pokemon. emotion_dowant

We're definitely looking into some partnerships, but it's impossible to say what'll happen b/c there are so many variables that go into these things. And it's even tougher b/c we're not supposed to talk about them until they're ready to go anyway, so we have to stay quiet on them. Sorry!


Zero Omega
Crystal Sparda
Just a small question, but why is it I cannot see the status of my
mod application from clicking the app link this time around?
It just takes me to the NDA of the app instead of telling me the app status. neutral emotion_sweatdrop

I believe we currently don't have a check in place to see if you have already filed a mod app, I can say that we haven't gone through the recent round of mod apps just yet but will be in the next couple months.


biglanky14
Kiyoura
Evening.. or rather, afternoon, Gaia staff. It's rather bright and sunny in Cali right now.

I just wanted to thank you guys for having MoGa be available without the use of Facebook. And for upgrading the marketplace sell items limit to 20, and for updating the gifting page. (:

You're welcome!


Zero Omega
siskataya
Rukerius
How about some MLP:FiM items? biggrin heart

I'll defer this question to Zero Omega. He is, after all, the Brony King! xd

Sisky

I don't know anything. gonk
Narumi Misuhara
Shinju_hashimfo
Lol, why is he the brony king? xd
And I don't remember what I was doing last week either, but this week will be fun. And next week will be even better. biggrin


D: ...did you not participate in the May the fourth event?!!!!


codemonkey37179
Gendocide
This is important! emotion_donotwant
What movie should I watch tonight? I want your favorites, staff and users!

Mind you, I grew up watching movies like people watched television.

And I've watched Jurassic Park far too recently

Are you into classics? You shouldn't miss seeing Bogart in either Casablanca or African Queen at least once.
siskataya
Gendocide
siskataya
Ok, what genres do you like? If you can tell me some films you've liked, I can probably make a few suggestions.

Sisky
Oh I watch just about everything from Black and White films to just released. Just none based off books. I much prefer the books and only a few movies do the book justice. Example Blade Runner based off of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" and the Jurassic Park films actually do a very good job of focusing around the to novels.
Sorry, I just really love Jurassic Park emotion_kirakira


Jurassic Park is actually a good book, and one that is often overlooked critically. I really like Ian Malcolm XD "Absence of proof is not proof of absence"... hehe!

Ok, since you seem to like cerebral novels and films, you might want to check out a documentary called Baraka. It has no words, but is beautifully filmed, and manages to connect a variety of images from around the world in a unifying manner. You can check it out here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103767/

Let me know what you think if you get to see it biggrin
Sisky


Uncle Kenny
Kahlan_BrightBlade
hey admins, I have a few questions

1. when is the summer event going to start?
2. Will we get more anime to watch in the anime player?

3. Can get get a recolor of the Ghostly Hookah item in the rest of Gaia’s available item colors and rainbow?

1. Later this Summer
2. I don't believe there are any plans to add more anime content to the player currently but I could be wrong.
3. Dunno, that's not my area!


Lanzer
Environmental Unity
First timer in the AtA. surprised
Oh my. -sets up camp- ninja

Will there be different colors of the backwings released now that they're being made,preferably easier to be made?
Or will the formulas be ever easier to be obtained? Hinthint, case change.

For now backwings are quite exclusive, and we don' t want those who worked hard for it to feel the item as devalued so we'll hold off on any alternative colors for now. As for the formulas, we're talking on different things we can do about it. Stay tuned for more updates.


biglanky14
confused
Frawstling the 2nd
Hey Gaia Admins! Just a few questions, if you don't mind wink

1 - Do you guys know when the new gaia game will be released?
2 - How many times a month do you host ATA (and when)?


Thanks for taking your time to answer my questions

Hi there,

We're aiming to have a beta test up and running on the site sometime this summer, so hopefully it won't be too long.

We typically have ATA every Monday at 5pm PT. We moved it to Wednesday this week since Monday was a national holiday.


siskataya
berry 65
hi, i was wondering if we would ever get VJ back in gaia?

Thanks for the question! Unfortunately, we will not be bringing VJ back. Sorry if this is unhappy news for you, but hope you can find other fun things to do on Gaia biggrin

- Sisky


Lanzer
stop dragon my cat around
hey gaia staff do you plan on releashing the angelic & demonic wings as mcs in the near future?

We don't think we will re-release old MC items as Gaians like to retain the values of items they paid for, the only way we're giving old MC items out are though contests where it'll be given out in a small enough amount that marketplace prices won't be affected.


biglanky14
Shish Kabobious
Hello Devs/Staff,

This is my first time posting here. I have two questions...

Q1) I would like to know are the guild forums are still in progress of being update?
We haven't heard any update about it since from 7/9/2011 from this thread.

Q2) If possible please add a zoom-in/out option in the Manga Archive?

Hi Shish Kabobious,

Both things are on our radar, but probably won't happen in the short-term. The Guilds project is particularly big, and we have a lot of stuff going on already to get ready for summer. That's not to say we won't do it - we just don't have the capacity to tackle it at the moment. The manga thing is a good idea, but again we have a lot of stuff on our plate already so we'd have to do it when we can fit it in (if there's even a way to do it).


DARKNRGY
Xelvorktork
Hello! I Recently saw A post I founded rather interesting. . . I was wondering how this user did this; He had a picture on top of his post with a link to his Profile. . .
Here is the post:
This

Like dis.

Post Action -> Display Friends -> Choose Background.


DJ Helsing
Hey everyone hope all is well.

I'm super swamped with work today so I won't be lurking in today's ata but please feel free to pm me any questions you may have about offline events, offers or other goodies.

Thanks for all your love and support at Fanime this weekend. It was a ton of fun and i loved meeting you all.

Ok back to work smile


biglanky14
Yummeerein
More steampunk items??? O.O Just wondering. I think something steampunky is needed to finish off this avi but I cant think of anything. Any suggestions to that too? Also what's your guys' favorite cake flavour? cat_blaugh

Hope you guys had a great memorial day!

Mint Chip Roll Cake from Baskin Robbins!


DARKNRGY
hawktstar
why are there pop up adds... from that bar down at the bottom.. its getting really destracting from gaia.. and completely anoying all togeather..

That's the Meebo bar. You can disable it under Account Preferences. Footer -> Old, New, or Off.

But is also provides chat so it's up to you if you want to keep it.


Zero Omega
Shampoo-chan
Hello Admin!

I was just thinking about what to ask during the next ATA & I COMPLETELY forgot what it was... emotion_facepalm

Well, I thought up another question that I hope you'll be able to answer!

I remember reading that the report system was improved a couple years ago. Back in 2007, I was hacked (completely my fault because of a phishing scam) & it took nearly 10 months to get my account back (the hacker changed my password, etc ect).

Recently, I submitted an art scam report against another user that involved a mule of mine. It was submitted Mar 23 & I received a reply on April 16 (25 days, if my math is right). It was "resolved" on May 12 (over 1 month later), mainly because I was waiting on the moderator replies. The moderator wouldn't actually read my PM replies until a week after I sent them. They sat in my outbox weekly while I noticed she was bumping her booty grab thread daily. I'm definitely not complaining that this report took 2 months to "resolve" considering moderators probably have an endless list of reports to deal with.

I absolutely understand that these reports take time! I also understand that moderators are just like everyone else, they want/need/deserve time to have fun & enjoy Gaia as well!

My question is: Is there a general time frame for a moderator to work on & wrap up a report when a moderator acknowledges it (takes it on in their workload)? I've also heard that it takes 1 - 4 weeks for a moderator to look at a report, is this true?

A second question is: Does a moderator usually take on more than one report at a time?

A third question: If I believe my report wasn't handled or resolved in an agreeable or fair way, how would I resubmit it for another moderator to look at? Would I copy/paste everything involved in the report & send it to usertalk@gaiaonline.com or is there another method?

Thank you so much to the Gaia staff, Admin, Moderators & FA's for all your hard work!

Sorry to hear about the time it took for your report to be resolved, we typically try to get cases handled ASAP.

1. It really depends on the case, the moderator, and the report. Hack and Scam cases, for example, can take weeks to resolve if they're very complicated, or need users to provide us more information, or anything like that. However, a simple misplaced thread report can be done in thirty seconds. So it all depends on the report.

2. Some moderators do because they are capable of banging out multiple reports in one sitting. When I was a moderator I used to be able to get out 20 hack reports in about five hours. It totally depends on the mod.

3. It depends on the report, you might want to try appealing with the mod first. You can then try to get a second opinion from another mod, and if you still disagree you can try sending an e-mail to usertalk@, or filing a ticket at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help.


DARKNRGY
Your_Royal_Majesty
Hello, I was wondering if the threads I have opened in my attempt to get the invisibility achievement and failed can be deleted geez that's a hard one mrgreen I love the extra market slots it will help me control my inventory ty mrgreen

You want to delete the thread? Can't do that but you can lock the thread and it will eventually roll off the front page?


Uncle Kenny
Mirastella Crowley
If you missed it:
Mirastella Crowley
Dear Staff:
Will you ever re-released the item leaks I've been listing in my Sig soon? I think that some of them deserve their chance, like the Ron Bruise Mask item. emo
(Btw, there's some bug issues in MoGa Non-FB game lately...)

I don't know about other items but Ron Bruise has been out for two months: http://www.gaiaonline.com/marketplace/itemdetail/86673 smile


codemonkey37179
ChaosAngel_Sun
I just want to say THANK YOU for fixing the tutorial glitch in zOMG! and I have a question:
As for upcoming games, are you all designing any game board-style games or games similar to matching bubbles/gems/etc?

If so, I am sure it will be exciting! cat_3nodding

The upcoming summer Olympic games will have feature your avatar.


Lanzer
The Undead Suitor
Ummmm well lets see
->Mass Effect items

->thanks for the plot update

->any idea when the next one will be?

->any vague musings about what the halloween event might be?

->Mass Effect items

The next plot update is coming soon. Probably before the summer event.

No idea about the halloween event, as we are busy with the summer event right now. What would you like to see?

I worked on another one of my own Mass Effect "item" last week:
User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.
N7 Guns! [link]


Zero Omega
Kahlan_BrightBlade
I have a question for you admins, what’s your favorite movie?

Clerks.


DARKNRGY
c mage0
Will there ever be a androgynous gender for humans? And will the world map eventually be removed since it no longer has a purpose with the tabs for Home-Games?

Just wanted to say I like the androgynous gender idea. I think it might be a bit impractical because it would require a lot of code changes.

World Map is sort of being repurposed with the towns rewrite. We don't have specific plans for it right now. Just haven't gotten to it.


Lanzer
Stormy Whispers
I have a sort of important question that could benefit not only the devs but us users as well. I am well aware zOMG! Is in maintenance mode, but the lag two days ago was horrendous. Could we maybe get a dev to write a script that automatically cycles the servers every few days? Instead of having to call them out in the forums with constant threads that aren't helpful, not to mention having to wait for the servers to be cycled at thedevs leisure?
That would save them some time in the long run to work on other projects as well as save us some hassle during play.

I hear your concern. I'll check about it tomorrow.


biglanky14
Dexigone
Please, When are we going to see if Louie is alright? AND if we can rebuild H & R Wesley? Many gaians want this.

But mostly revenge on Kuro.

Patience....... smile


biglanky14
Nestle Shadows
wahmbulance IF YOU COULD BE A MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE WHAT WOULD YOU BE I MUST KNOW wahmbulance

A Flametaur. Like a centaur, but made of flames. That would be sweet.


Narumi Misuhara
Zettanumberoneoverlord
asking again because it seems my question keeps getting skip or not look at so i was wondering if there be any new rides for the rally because i would love to c some new ones and maybe a firetruck with working lights and it being a american firetruck

With our current flash resources dedicated to Towns, we have no plans for Rally at this time.


DARKNRGY
Plurpleflutterby
I was wondering if it would ever be possible to gift gold to other like we can other items? I think that would be awesome. I love to give gold to people from time to time. Some times very large ammounts. I don't want anything in return and when I give gold to someone, they feel the need to send stuff back in the trade. I think it would be awesome to just gift it to them.

This is technically possible. We were just discussing it and we're not really sure why we never did this. There might be some account security issues with it. I'll keep it in mind.


biglanky14
Read All Over
Have you all thought about updating the older storefronts, now that you'll have to do a new one for H&R Wesley? The newer ones, like Buttercup Cafe and Mecha Neko, are a lot snazzier and it'd be nice to see that snazziness all across the board :3

Hi Read All Over,

That would be cool but we have a TON of stuff that the artists are already working on. Maybe down the line though.


DARKNRGY
Kitty Mow
Why aren't there any rules for voting in the arenas? If there are any please send me a link to them.


Voter fraud is prevented to the best of our ability server side. Is there a specific issue you have in mind?


DARKNRGY
Galanor Brighteye
First off, I am very happy to be a member of Gaia; I've been here for a long, long time. I love all of the staff, and I know that you guys bust your butts trying to please the masses of the Gaian community. Thank you for all of your hard work; you're one reason I'm still using the site after all of these years, and I don't see myself leaving anytime soon.

I usually lurk these threads without much input, because I'm terrible at coming up with new ideas; however right now I'm a bit more inspired and have a suggestion or two.

I love the Housing feature, and have ever since its introduction. However, I was disappointed over the last Housing update; no new house styles were added.

Is it likely in the future that new house styles will become available? I think many users would appreciate that.

Also, mundane house styles are nice, but is it possible to provide something more fantasy-based for homes? These fancier homes could be purchased for gold instead of being free like the base models if necessary. I'd like to see castles, tree homes, and caves added, along with other styles, perhaps. Towns would benefit from the diversity, I'm sure.

Not sure how to wrap this post up. Hope to hear from you. heart

With new towns coming out, we'll be waiting to see the results. If it is popular we would be looking to make little incremental improvements like that.


DARKNRGY
Tieria-Shirin
DARKNRGY
Tieria-Shirin
Can we get an option for locked items to be sold back to gaia?

Items are generally locked because they come from a new PayPal account to prevent fraud. Details classified :]. If you are talking about a different kind of lock, let me know.

The ones that are soulbound to our inventory, can get an option to sell them back to gaia? Like one of the skins that was from one of the events I don't want to see it in my inventory anymore. I'd either like to sell it back or trash it.

Ah, yeah we don't allow sellback for some stuff that we intended to be status instead of liquid inventory. You can delete them, though.


biglanky14
dizziedobsession
Okay so real questions this time after browsing through 20 pages (some are repeats I find important to ask!) wink

1. When should we expect an update to CrosStitch? The winners to be announced?
2. When should we expect the items from HR Wesley to be purchasable at their shop price again? (In the case HR Wesley isn't actually "rebuilt" with the items?)

Hi there,

1) I don't have an exact date for you, but it should be sooner rather than later.

2) Check now smile


Narumi Misuhara
The Red-Tailed Hawk
I really hate to repost this, but I am very curious about these two:

1. Will we be getting the option to buy even more outfit slots in the future?

2. Will [NPC] Stein be featured in any more events now that he has CrosStitch?

1. no idea

2. possible but none are currently planned with him.


Lanzer
Murkay
I'm a comicbook fan and I can't get enough of comic-based items, will there be more comic-based items soon?

Do you mean comic as in Marvel or DC related items? Feel free to drop us more feedback here and in item suggestion thread.


Lanzer
Headmistress-Slate
Well I'm the owner of a guild and there's an idea I'd like to run by y'all, (Guild T-shirt's) the Guild account can be used to pay for them...they can have color option's and a simple design < I personally think it would be a good idea but seeing that a lot of images wouldn't show up or be too small I thought I'd at lest run this idea by y'all. sweatdrop

That's a cool idea. Thanks for the suggestion!


biglanky14
OMFG Shushu
Can some one help me with this:
User Image
I want to talk to Moira to see what she has to say about H&R being blown up.
But The quest thing wont go away.

Hi there,

Can you PM me with the details of how exactly you got caught in this loop? I can send it around to a few folks to see if anyone knows what's going on. Thanks!


biglanky14
faire du leche-vitrine
Call me nostalgic, but....

It would be lovely to see the world map put back to use somehow. I'm sure this could be done in a number of ways, but what initially comes to mind is the way the map was used during Gambino v. Von Helson. The map used to be so central to events, and somehow seeing 'where' storyline events were happening helped me better contextualize and appreciate them.

I have no idea what's in store for Towns 2.0, but if it were possible to actually walk through Durem, Barton, Isle de Gambino, etc.....it would just be so cool. It would serve as a way to connect Gaia's story line to towns, as well, making it more than just a hangout. That might not be Town's purpose...but it would be cool, and a really wonderful way to interact with events!

I would LOVE to see the map expanded to cover Gambino/Edmund's current travels - again, that would be such a cool expansion of Towns (or zOMG, but it sounds like zOMG is being left behind....).

There seems to overall be a disconnect between events, overall story line, the release of items, and the 'world' of Gaia itself. For items, a piece of it is just that so many items come out so quickly (and the designs have been beautiful - bravo!), too quickly, I'm sure, to be put into context, etc. It's not their purpose. But still. I just feel there's a disconnect. It makes me sad sad Anyways, that's my ramble!

heart Thanks for all you do!

Hi there,

Yup, we'd like to do more with the world map too. It's on our list, but it could be a bit before we get to it. But we are trying to tie more things happening across the site together with the manga. It's a tricky balance b/c not everyone is into the manga, and going too far screws up their experience. But we're working towards a happy medium.


DARKNRGY
Sebastian_Underling
How does one become a admin?

Admin school.

Serious answer: The current "admin" staff are our in-house customer service and oldbies like lanzer. Most of us in here are not technically admin, we are devs, artists, and biglanky14 is actually just someone we found outside and might actually be a mis-shaped puppy.


Lanzer
Thank you for joining us on this week's ATA! Have fun with Monster Galaxy and we'll see you all next week!
Aubrey Skye's avatar

4,950 Points
  • Full closet 200
  • Signature Look 250
  • Forum Sophomore 300
Is Murasaki really a girl? Cuz you know her split personality, shifting eye patch and bandage around her neck seem to make people theorize shes a HE smile

Lol can i ask maybe get some gold donated for my dream avi? C:
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

20,100 Points
  • Noble Shade 100
  • Frozen Sleuth 100
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
Misa Amaneh
Is Murasaki really a girl? Cuz you know her split personality, shifting eye patch and bandage around her neck seem to make people theorize shes a HE smile

Lol can i ask maybe get some gold donated for my dream avi? C:
I don't think it's the personality or eyes that do that as much as it is the shape of her face and the fact that she's totally flat-chested. But yes, the Staff have declared that she's a legitimate female. for now...
Aubrey Skye's avatar

4,950 Points
  • Full closet 200
  • Signature Look 250
  • Forum Sophomore 300
Platonix
Misa Amaneh
Is Murasaki really a girl? Cuz you know her split personality, shifting eye patch and bandage around her neck seem to make people theorize shes a HE smile

Lol can i ask maybe get some gold donated for my dream avi? C:
I don't think it's the personality or eyes that do that as much as it is the shape of her face and the fact that she's totally flat-chested. But yes, the Staff have declared that she's a legitimate female. for now...



Lol for now! :3 i hope you guys decide to make that whole conspiracy true

U didnt answer my second question<3

Quick Reply

Submit
Manage Your Items
Other Stuff
Get GCash
Offers
Get Items
More Items
Where Everyone Hangs Out
Other Community Areas
Virtual Spaces
Fun Stuff
Gaia's Games