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July 8th

lanzer
Hello everyone!

With the one week extension, I hope that those of you who participated in the summer event had gotten your event items. Last week at Anime Expo we've heard that there are those of you who had trouble with flash spaces, and we'll continue to optimize Towns 2 and making it run faster and with less lag. Meanwhile, we're focused on the upcoming pet system. It's a little more work than we anticipated, but hopefully the wait won't be that long.

The next summer movie is Pacific Rim, I must say I'm strangely attracted to large robots fighting monsters and I'll have to watch it on Friday. Am I the only one who's crazy about this movie?


lanzer
Lei_Trigar
Hey Staff!

Inventory Arranger; I've been dieing for this thing for 3 years now. Plllleeeease release it soon! gonk

zOMG! Kill Achievements; Any word on how they are coming along? Many people would play the game again to get some of those titles! mrgreen

Other Achievements; You know, ones for like, Fishing, Tiles, Pinball, you know, to bring back some life into those games again.

Alchemy; I know its been on hold for some time now, but will you be getting to it soon?

Loyalty System; I would like to know more about this. emotion_dowant

Pet System; With the Summer Event done, how long will we have to wait for the full version? And did the event do well enough to continue it?

Oh, and thanks for the Towns2 update allowing us to walk into different neighborhoods! heart

Thank you for your time, and goodnight!

We're inching along with the Inventory Arranger... it's close but just not there yet, this feature, along with community pages and gaia favorites are all really close to release!

No updates on Alchemy yet, but we'll have more new about it later.

Right now we're still asking Gaians for their opinions, nothing solid yet.

As for pet system, we made plans for a lot of features, and it'll probably take another 4 weeks to develop. Hope the result will be something really cool.
siskataya
Lei_Trigar
Hey Staff!

Loyalty System; I would like to know more about this. emotion_dowant

Thank you for your time, and goodnight!

EDIT: Hurrah! My first FIRST! mrgreen

Yay for first post! As for the loyalty rewards, I don't have firm details on this yet as I mentioned before, but once I do, I'll let you all know! What I can say is that we are looking into finding new ways of rewarding people for non-monetary contributions to the site biggrin


lanzer
gataka
Any HoC news? x P

Not really, there isn't any development on HoC at the moment.


starzXnight
ajibo
This dude in zomg called frieindly vampire x was saying
i was sending him a trade to trolling him, and i think eh reported it, i want you
guys to look through and see that i didn't.

ANOTHER THING: Please get some Gcash offers for my location(if you can)
i'm form Jamaica

If a user has filed a false report on you, you have nothing to worry about ^^ All reports are checked for accuracy before any action is taken.


Arro Copperkey
Haruki Matsumoto
I completely forgot how to do the promote my post for my Art Shop.. What do I do? sweatdrop

Easy! If you've already created the thread just edit your first post and click "Promote my post" 3nodding

If you haven't already created it just begin the process and you should find it up there between "preview" and "submit" !


lanzer
Darc Nightgale
Hello!

So Lanzer last week I asked you about some layerin' issues. You said that you would look into it. Just wanted to know how it's goin'. 3nodding

First one is the Romantic Knight Aphrodite, Passionate Knight Venus, and Amorous Knight Isis. When you wear a shirt with long sleeves the armor of love and shoulder armor, it removes the sleeves. Might we get a fix for that.

Second is the gold and silver mystic items from Barton Jewelers. Could you maybe change the layer so it is in front of more clothin' and capes.

Third. I really like the arm mods from Rosamund's revenge, and redemption. Is there anyway that the (cavalier's mantle) from Reve Rouille could be worn with those arm mods. I noticed the arm mod from Art of Espionage can be worn with the mantle.

Thanks!

Layering is much more difficult than it seems mainly because an item can have many layers, some layers are placed to make sure they don't overlap the hair, some to go behind the avatar, some to go over sleeves, some are for effects and some are made to mask off other items properly. There are even layers just for defining a shadow. It's not a matter of shifting a flat image up or down a line, so making a system that works with other items that also have multiple layers makes the task even more complicated. It's something I'm still looking into at this time.


codemonkey37179
LabTech Kestin
Why was the fluff event deadline changed at the last minute from 5 PM to noon?

Because I didn't realize that Uncle Kenny had put the deadline at 5pm, before he left for the happiest place on earth to get married. Just an honest mistake.
Narumi Misuhara
SakuraSyaoran
lanzer
Typically we make changes to the site at noon and many of us wasn't aware that Kenny had told everyone it was closing at 5pm. My apologies.

Hopefully with the one week extension, many of you had gotten a chance to get the rewards and achievements you want.

No. Not a lot of people did. Not everyone can stay on the computer 24 hours a day to raise a pet. A lot of people needed that extra time since there were tons of glitches and bugs. A ton of people were just about to turn their final pets into Blaze when you guys shut down the event. That one week could only do so much. A lot of people needed those extra hours.

You guys weren't aware of Kenny's post? Then you guys should look at the announcements more often and frankly you gave that last announcement too late as well. You should have posted that announcement last night so everyone would have been prepared for the event to end at noon.

This was my fault and I'm sorry. I was not aware Kenny had broadcast a time for the event to end. For any items purchased, they'll still be usable once the full pet system is released, so I would hold on to them.


Jak Bauer
Sifen Yamishi
Out of curiosity, what would I need to do in order to qualify for a position at Gaia HQ? I've recently graduated with an Associate's and would like to know what are the next steps for me to take.

Hi there,

Your next step would be to keep an eye out here Working at Gaia

If/When jobs are open they would be listed there.


codemonkey37179
MyOnlyRealityIsLove
Hey Admins! My question is probably something you've heard before, but I figured I'd ask:

Overall, I really liked the most recent Event, but I had a lot of issues, especially towards the end, with the Tic Tac Toe Games. Namely, my opponent would often not show up, there would be errors, and there often were random Gaians hanging around. Do you have any idea what was causing that/Will it be fixed before the next similar event?

We will probably have more challenge games in the future, and will try to make sure that doesn't happen again.


siskataya
Castiel Lover
1. Are you planning to release event items in cash bundles for each event, now?

2. WHY did you include the event items in the bundle, when they're already cheap on the MP?

3. Why bother naming an item "participation shirt" if you can just buy it (both in mp and with cash?)

4. Is there nothing sacred left for doing hard work in events, aside from achievements?

1) Yes, we are going to offer event items in cash bundles.

2 & 3) We actually thought it would be a nice way for people to be able to get event items in case they missed the event. Since they were already easily obtainable in the marketplace, and people could get them without earning them anyway, we didn't realize this would be upsetting. As for the shirt name, it was just a name we chose because people could get it by participating if they so desired.

4) Participating in the event, getting achievements, making friends, winning in the event contests - these are all fantastic things. And earning an item is still a fantastic accomplishment - nobody can take that from you, or the achievement that comes with effort.


codemonkey37179
joooohn
codemonkey37179
joooohn
Hello (nei ho) Lanzer,

I know you've told me initially in Towns 2 that you guys are bringing back the Kung Fu Panda Hangout. I really miss that place especially the Panda and the mountain stairs where you would be smaller as you go up. Do you have en estimation on when this is coming back?

Thanks so much.
-John

I like to put secret rooms around Towns 2. I'm not sure what the next one will be, but I think it is about time to bring one back.

Yes it is. Thank you so much, I can't wait! Have you guys changed Towns 2? A lot of people are saying Towns 2 changed...

We keep making improvements. The latest was being able to walk from one neighborhood to another. Go see for yourself


siskataya
CioccoLatte
Hello Admins!

Not really a question; more of a request: may we have a "Random" achievement title?

Possibly! I can forward the suggestion along. Wonder what one would have to do to earn the "random" title XD


Princess Angelishia
Steeple333
ooh, got an ad gift...

Ahem. First of all, while I wasn't able to participate myself, I did enjoy the summer sale! I also enjoyed the MLP:FiM items as well. They're very cute!

Second, would it be possible to select multiple PMs at a time? Mostly thinking of inbox clearing and daily treat/gcash award PMs.

Hi there~ !

It should already be possible to select multiple PMs to delete at a time using the checkboxes next to the PMs. c:


lanzer
Meromictic
Any chance alchemy update will be worked on?

Favorite chips?

And I just saw Despicable Me 2 last week. Anyone else think of Gaia when they saw the prunny? XD

Yup

Doritos

Still need to watch the movie, part one was great


Jak Bauer
Soiled Pantsu
How am I to recover a banned account if I dont remember my email? My friend let me use his mules which I dont even believe where his now. and I am hoping to get my old account back. Is there anyway I can actually recover it?

Hi there,

In order for you to find out more information on your account you will need to go HERE:
Once there, fill out the ticket completely and someone will get back to you ASAP.


siskataya
X_Gokai-Okuzuko_X
I submitted myself to the "Featured Avatars" thing a week or two ago. How long should I wait before I do it again or should I just give up? How are winners chosen?

Thanks for the post! Not to worry, we get to various avatars each week. There is no timeline as to when we pick them - each week we just find some we think are cool and use those. This, of course, doesn't mean if you haven't been picked already your avatar isn't fabulous. Maybe we just haven't used it yet biggrin


Sandokiri
Bobsplosion
Can the Pokeforum please get some stickies for like, favorite Pokemon/Region/etc? We get a lot of repeat threads which get a lot of flaming, and I think we're the only Gaming subforum without any stickies.

I asked Siskataya but she doesn't know what's up.

Actually, table-top is a Gaming subforum, which is temporarily among the Hot Topics due to the recent release of the Frontier Skies card game; and it has no stickies either.

THAT SAID, we can certainly consider some. 3nodding


starzXnight
CaptainKillbot
starzXnight
CaptainKillbot
To Admins

Why is it that not all of you have really great AVI's are you restricted from buying items for yourself? I've seen The Great and Powerful Lanzer in the same outfit for years now, I'm starting to wonder if he has anything else to wear.

I can't necessarily answer for anyone else, but I think what outfit you choose to put on your avatar is all a matter of personal taste ^^

Thanks for the reply, I agree with you on that, but it doesn't answer whether the big wigs are restricted from buying items or changing there looks.

No one is ever forced to keep the same avatar for any period of time eek To my knowledge at least.


lanzer
Ridley Starsmore
Happy Monday, Gaia Staff!

Just gonna keep it short and sweet since dinner is here! Steak, mashed taters, corn on the cob, cheesy garlic bread, and a salad! Yum!

1. If I had to place a guess, including the event items in the new bundle (Which is cheap at 250 for two new items! Noice!) is seemingly not going over well, at least in the GCD. Was there a reason these event items were included?

(Bit of advice, I wouldn't do that again, it seems to have cheesed a lot of folks right off. I'm not one, but I see a lot of it in the forum right now.)

2. I see that the manga is alluding to Jack vs EB for the Halloween event. I am not sure what you guys have planned...but can we have an option that allows those of us that want to remain neutral can do so? (I'm an Easter kinda person, but a good friend is very Halloween themed, and I don't want to take sides. And I know I am not the only one...)

3. Mandatory inquiry about Arranger status and harassing for Alchemy changes. Just getting that out there.

Anyway, I hope you all had a good 4th, and had fun at AX! Hope you all got a lot of swag!

-R

Feedback from past event had users who ask for a way to obtain items retroactively. We are listening to everyone's feedback right now.

Oh boy, I don't think EB is going to shake hands with Jack anytime soon... but I hear you, let's hope that things turns out okay. smile

we're working on it.


lanzer
Emo Kuromi Nui
My only question is dis. Do you have a date for the Rejected Olympics yet? emotion_kirakira

You mean, having an olympics before 2016?


Princess Angelishia
Your_Royal_Majesty
Tried to play ZOMG today and the lag was bad couldnt change screens for long periods of time could you fix I wanna play ty. Hope your 4th of July was fun! mrgreen

Hi there! Narumi just cycled the servers. Hopefully that helps with the lag!


Jak Bauer
blargh247
I'm wondering if you Gaia staff are working on the process of fixing Monster Galaxy?

Hi there,

Still having our partner look into it, no word on things so far unfortunately.


codemonkey37179
Kain-Senpai
Question to Codemonkey: I completed the 10 fluff requirement for the event, but have yet to receive my achievement- any chance I (and anyone else in this similar predicament) can have this updated to reflect the completion?

It isn't my part of the code, I'm afraid, but I will have someone look into it.


Arro Copperkey
Chronos X-92
Hello admins, ^_^ this is my first time joining for the ATA, I was just wanted to inquire as to how the progress on a replacement for the meebo IM was going, as well as to thank you for all your hard work. ^_^ So thanks for making Gaia online the random/awesome place that it is.

Gaia is currently not making one, but we are ever on the lookout for a replacement! 3nodding

And Gaia will continue to be awesome because of epic users like yourself!^^


DJ Helsing
Lady dragon queen 2000
Why is Metrocon not having a gaia panel this year???

Unfortunately we had to make a number of cuts to our 2013 convention tour and Metro Con was one of the cuts.

But you never know maybe next year!


lanzer
Lapsis Stella
Hello guys! Thanks for the fun event even though I didn't get to turn in my fluffs. I had one more. gonk

When can we expect to see the winners of the cosplay and original winners on the front page? This is something I really want to see and have been waiting for.

The current layout doesn't allow for much in terms of arena content, we'll probably need to find other ways to surface arena winners. Sorry!


starzXnight
idleRAT
wahmbulance wahmbulance wahmbulance wahmbulance wahmbulance
This was the first rat item on Gaia and it arrived already deceased. I forgave you at the time because it was the first rat item and I have loved and hoarded them. However since then, you have released another rat item that not only references the plague(omg get over it already, it was centuries ago!) but also has a dead pose. Not forgetting the at best extremely sickly-looking mouse in catastrophe. emotion_donotwant

I'll let it all slide and forgive all the rodent-killing if you include cute and not-dead rats in the upcoming pet system. emotion_kirakira emotion_bigheart

I believe there're some healthier looking rats in Enchanted Book eek


Sandokiri
CaptainKillbot
To Admins

Why is it that not all of you have really great AVI's are you restricted from buying items for yourself? I've seen The Great and Powerful Lanzer in the same outfit for years now, I'm starting to wonder if he has anything else to wear.

Some of us don't want to deck ourselves out in, what do y'all call it now, blang and swag and suchlike. Lanzer's look is iconic, and he still seems to like it that way.

Keck, I don't have a lot of style evolution myself, come to think of it...

IXI Silver IXI
[after a conversation about wanting Touhou items in which it was pointed out that there are already more frilly lolita-style outfits than some people like]
there are quite a few Touhou characters who arent "frilly lolita meido" style
take for example Byakuren Hijiri
or Mamizou Futatsuiwa
or Suwako Moriya
or Fujiwara no Mokou
should I continue-

I know. razz My tease is aimed at the general aesthetic of Touhou; personally, I prefer the music instead of the art. yum_puddi


Sandokiri
Black Death Goddess
Sandokiri
Black Death Goddess
Kinda embarrassed to ask this again but what is the highest amount of gold one can have? I forgot what it was. sweatdrop

2^32-1, a bit over 4.34 billion.

So I could have over 4 billion gold?

It's possible, though I'd imagine unlikely. Of course, there's the problem of overflow if you were to get more than 2^32... which would cause you to lose all of it.


lanzer
Sonic
I know I got a lot of negative feedback on this, but what do you guys think?

I have an idea for the Gaia staff to take on:
Are you familiar with the Gaia App for smart phones and tablets?
Why not a Booty Grab app for tablets? Maybe an add-on to the currently available app, or a separate app altogether.
How it could work, is it either access the current running app's forums section for the Aquarium forums, or it has access to the forum only, so that the user may view glowing tanks
Or, (came up with this while typing) it provides a list of currently glowing tanks, showing the specifications of each (I.e.: number of players, number of fish, certain fish inside, etc. )
The game would be as simple as it is now, instead of a mouse the user would use their finger or could move their tablet from side to side.
The colored gold specifications would stay the same, same amount of time and same power-ups, and the same daily gold cap.
What do you think?

Might not be specific to the current Gaia app, but we're open to having more Gaia app for gold earning or with more community features. May not be aquarium specifically, but we're open to ideas.


siskataya
Gendocide
I agree with the loyalty issue
Just giving people the same 2 items each month isn't really special
Like, at all

Also, yeah, selling event items? Kind of seems silly

Sisky:
You talked to me about setting up a thread in which users were informed about how the break-down of where the finances for the company go and from where that money comes from. This was months ago and while the FYI on the halo issue was a little like, it really wasn't. Also, just out of observation, in that forum you only really responded to users who agreed with you. Not really fair for the users who brought up valid points.

Oh, and yeah, can the site clarify what their statements are in regards to what actions can be taken? Having to justify your actions after they're already done doesn't really reflect a good system
It seems more like acting on impulse than acting on rules you have set in place for years
If the company is changing with the times, make sure all terminology and promises to the users are being updated as well. It just gets people upset when they feel like they've been lied to and cheated. Bad PR

Hiya,

Thanks for the message. A couple of things. Firstly, you and I talked a while back about being more direct about finances and talking about Gaia as a business. I said I'd make a thread, which I didn't have the time to do. I apologize - I did mean to have a more general discussion of Gaia as a business and I didn't get that done yet. As for breaking down where money goes, as I have mentioned before, all money that comes into a business goes into a pool of income, and then is paid out for various expenses. We don't take money, for example, from sales of CIs and only use that for the creation of more CIs. Money is fluid and goes to various parts of the company. I obviously cannot get into much more detail than this as it is business information but is there anything specific that you really wonder about?

Now, as for my thread in GCD, I am trying to get through as many posts as I am able and have only gotten so far. Not just with people that agree with me, but posts in the order in which they were posted. Basically, I am tackling them as I go through the thread. As long as the person isn't being abusive and just wants to express an opinion, than I am more than happy to respond but just haven't been able to yet. Just an FYI - almost two months ago I booked last Wednesday off for a mini-vacation as we had the 4th off, and I haven't been away since December. So I tried to get to as many posts as I was able, even on my days off, and will continue to do so, but last week was a tight schedule for me.

Finally, thank you for the feedback on changes you'd like to see to descriptions and your feedback on the whole angelic halo sale. I do appreciate your comments, and input.


lanzer
nyancatmeows
1: whats the best way to make money
2 how to look cool?

Many of the games on Gaia have good gold earnout, and they have a cool down as to how much one can earn a day, so it's good to play through the different activities.

You're looking pretty cool right now, do you still want more? wink


lanzer
Zphal
Hey there! So this is an idea I've had floating about in my head for some time, but remember 'Engraving'? It used to be done on the jewelry items in Agatha's store. I understand it isn't likely to come back any time soon, but I thought a similar feature might be useful on Fishing trophies? Real trophies get engraved, and I thought it'd be cool if our virtual ones sported our username, as well as the month/year which they were acquired, the placing (1st – 10th) and even possibly the score we got to win it.

Just a thought. ^__^ Thanks in advance for any reply! heart

That is a really cool idea. Yes it's been a while since we've supported engraving, but the special items such as trophies are really cool. If it's not too hard to implement, we'll definitely add it in.


Narumi Misuhara
Celelorien
Can we pretty please with fluffs on top get the last fluff we were working on credited? I know for certain it would help out a lot of people who are angry and might go a long way towards restoring the userbase's faith in events, even with the release of event items in the cash bundle.

We can run a script that will run the calculations and figure out who would have been able to redeem a pet and grant them. If we have time we'll try to run this tomorrow.
lanzer
Sorry for those who didn't get to turn in the last pet today. We'll look into it as we made the mistake in the announced closing time. Though a fair warning that the fluffs get their loyalty raised overnight, so if a fluff is not ready on Monday it wouldn't make it even at 5PM.


DJ Helsing
joooohn
And how come the Gaia Conventions are never held at the East Coast especially Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I really want to earn my convention achievement.

We attend a number of conventions on the East coast including the following

New York Comic-Con
Anime Weekend Atlanta
Otakon

And if your willing to drive were also at Gencon


lanzer
Miyaka Hana
Will you guys please make a turtle IAM? Or at least make Kameha the sea turtle have an iam pose? It shouldn't be that hard right? sad

It's not TOO hard to make, just need to animate the little legs wiggling. I'm sure one of these days we'll have turtle IAM items. smile


Arro Copperkey
Chika Jurai
Madam Chai
Have you guys gotten any closer to finding an IM system to replace meebo? Skype isn't cutting it.

i agree we need anther thing like meebo here why does it seem like gaia is making like being slow to replace it

Our efforts are currently on other corners of the site and not the chat system. We are seeking out ways to bring in another chat system, but we haven't found anything yet that will work for Gaia in the way we would like it to.


lanzer
Cemetery Hill
Why are there no skateboard items?

Good question, we didn't plan for enough space underneath the avatar, so we couldn't fit a skateboard underneath you. sweatdrop It'll also look weird in towns since your legs would be moving. sweatdrop sweatdrop It reminds me of another site that offers avatars which ride hoverboards because they didn't have animation on the legs. biggrin (Gaia could only have motion blur, technically) sweatdrop sweatdrop


lanzer
Thank you for joining us for ATA this week. Well looks like I'll be the only one watching Pacific Rim this weekend. sweatdrop I'll let you know how it went next Monday!
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July 15th

lanzer
Hello everyone!

We're busy getting new features ready this week. Favorites is now going through beta testing, and pets is being planned out as we speak. Inventory arranger is also getting pretty close. Can't wait for them to be released!

Last week I talked about watching Pacific Rim, turns out that movie didn't disappoint. For those of you who like anime, you gotta see it!

Welcome to ATA!


Uncle Kenny
Darc Nightgale
Hello!

News on anymore achievements. emotion_kirakira
I need some more to work on. xd

Maybe later? Still going full steam on Pets now that I'm back to get it ready for its full launch.


codemonkey37179
joooohn
Good evening Lanzer and the wonderful Gaia Staff here in the Gaia community biggrin

When are the developers going to bring back Kung Fu Panda mountain hangout? I really missed it! It was so fun because that's the year I joined Gaia, plus your avatar would decrease as you got to the top of the mountain. I absolutely loved everyone there and the music was amazing!

Also that being said, I am happy to announce that my avatar of Russell from UP has been selected to be one of the featured avatars on Gaia! (I am so excited because this is my first time being featured) Has anyone watched UP? If you don't know who I am, check out my profile!

Thank you so much for your time!
-John

I may dig it out soon.

edit:Some spaces we can not bring for licensing reasons, so I can't make any promises.


Zero Omega
Fate Of A Hero
When dealing with a banned account and a Mod asks you to provide "evidence", what exactly will you guys accept? I don't want to go deep into detail about the issue but I have several ways to prove why my other account should be unbanned. I just don't know if you guys will accept it or not.

We'll take anything that you believe can be considered evidence, the rule of thumb is that if you think it should be considered, then send it along.


lanzer
Princess-Orphelia
Good Morning all you beautiful people. whee

Orphie is here today. Wheee!

Anyways, one question and a strange one if that, is what I'd like to ask.

Who came up with the name 'Gaia' at the time when it first started? As I love the name. heart

Whoohooo, I'm 3rd post. eek

Let's start with the easy one today. smile

We were seeking a name from Greek mythology that was suitable for the site that we were making. Of which, we loved the name Gaia because Gaia was the goddess of earth, and we felt that Gaia was representative of the world that we were creating.


siskataya
Kiarra-Chan
Animated items: Where the heck are they? I want my animated wind-up key damn it!
Also tell the artist that has made the Hoarfrost Pass that I love them. ; w ;

I'll forward along the wind-up key suggestion - that is pretty neat! And I have yelled to the art team that you love the Hoarfrost Pass item and that you love them. LOVE THEM! 3nodding


Sandokiri
AlliSweetie
Hello ^o^ My questions is : When will meebo be available for gaia??

Meebo itself? Probably never, though that's up to Google.

A chat system? Not sure. ^^;
Jak Bauer
Hi there,

Unfortunately Meebo was shut down by the company that owned it.

We are looking into a replacement for it currently tho.


siskataya
Los Deniros
My question is How could someone get 'banned' for being so called 'rude' to their FRIENDS in rally? It doesn't make sense.

Depends on the "rudeness", what was said, and if they have a pattern of abusive behavior. Gaia's Terms of Service applies everywhere on site, including Flash Spaces. This is how one could get banned for being "rude" in Rally, though I suspect the comment was either a repeat offense or something much more offensive than minor rudeness biggrin


Uncle Kenny
Mr Bloody Bat
when will the lock fluffs can be free? or the blue one something is fishie here a 3rd game? i tired of this playing around on them fluffs

The Pegacorn Fluffs will be available when we launch the full Pet system soon.


lanzer
Kamrey
User Image

Hello Gaia Staff
35717507,3,15539598,323084,4414207,55281

We still have a problem with Bots/Scripts and the Offsite Trading. For years I've been trying to tell you about this situation but you didnt listen, my Thread in Sitefeedback was locked when you Stated,allowed and encouraged Gaians the use of the Just added Section, by not remove it as it was suggested ,and by giving them the green light to snipe mispriced items and to purchase items at a certain price within Two seconds. you probably didnt know that All these people traded items offsite to make some money in real life. ?
It's well known how these guys operate User Image
Bots exist to steal items and a large group of people bot and sell those items to other people off-site for real money,they are taking money away from Gaiaonline whom needs it to run this site.
i could go search offsite and spend hours and hours of my time gathering more evidence that you require in order to stop/ban the infractors involved. an endless task will be because there will always be more and more bots.

34.- am i obligated to ask a question to get a response here in AtA ?? thinks* thinks* mm i have no question,

this is a request to take preventive measures on-site.


From what ive seen the only way to stop bots is with the Captcha Implementation.
It stopped bots with booty grab User Image and we are well aware that a bot exists to seek out set prices for set items and it auto purchases them.User Image
I've seen mention of it in a previous guild I browsed and some people claiming they coded one themselves. (also i found a site where you can purchase one of these bots )


This Fix will prevent users from using programs that auto-fill the password upon page load.
I know that firefox User Image has this feature and quite a few other browsers have this feature that works with gaia. (an add-on to by-pass certain areas)
I've also messaged a couple people who are known around the vend and they use this same bot(It loads passwords through a non-human interactive means=boting) to snatch up listings within the first 2-5 seconds of listed. (automated scripts in order to obtain items quickly with little user interaction.)

The solution:

Option 1: Use the same pop-up (modal) like feature that was recently added to the Listing page,it seems to prevent this bot from filling out the information.

Option 2:
Implement a captcha you have to enter before buying the listing,even though the bot fills out your password for a instant buy,you still need to enter the captcha which bots can't do. (When Buying & Selling )


User Image

since the PW is futile now. i suggest PW+Captcha

User Image User Image User Image



Option 3: Remove the Just Added Page for Good


Option 4: All 3 Options above

Reports were sent, Threads were created , now it's up to you Gaia Staff.User Image

Thanks for your suggestion Kamrey, we'll consdier putting captcha on the marketplace. Probably after we're done with the upcoming features.


starzXnight
Bitia
hio i was just wondering if you could make something to arrange the wish list by prize :3 that is all hio and thankie for reading my request :3

While there isn't an automated way to do so, you can currently arrange your wishlist by price manually O:


siskataya
l33Al2
just wondering took the MC so long to release today e.e

Just a bit slow today is all - sorry about that! heart


codemonkey37179
takemetotheotherside
I have posted my problem with Towns 2 in the forums but haven't had any advice or replies. So, if anyone can offer me any help, I would be very grateful.

My sister and I live in the same Barton neighborhood in Towns 2. Every time we try to meet up there, we can't see each other's avatar. I leave and go back there and still can't see her. She does the same thing and still can't see me. I hope this is only temporary. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

I know this probably isn't place to post it but I still would like any advice.

Maybe this will help. I just added a new feature an hour ago.

Go to your neighborhood. Type: /link

A message box will appear and the link will be copied automatically.

Paste the link in a pm or email to your sister.

When she clicks the link, you will be in the same space.

hope that helps.


Zero Omega
Mustang_Hikaru
Was wondering why I no longer get alerts of PM's, comments on my profile, people buying the stuff I am selling in the marketplace, etc., sent to my phone when I have everything checked that should make it happen. I have double and even triple checked, and yet I still get no alerts sent to my phone.

We removed this feature a while ago due to the company that we used not really supporting it anymore.


Uncle Kenny
basselope7
My two questions:

1. Will we be able to sell back any Virtual Piggy strawberry marshmallows we didn't get to use?

2. I turned in my 10th Fluff approximately 10 minutes before the event was taken offline. I figured it was achievement lag, but no matter how many times I refreshed the event page, the achievement never granted. Then the event page was taken offline. I still don't have the achievement. Is there a way I can get it?

I tried asking these last time, but they were skipped over sweatdrop

1) The Virtual Piggy marshmallows will be usable in the full Pet system as well so we're not putting in a sellback for them at this time.

2) Check your achievement page now 3nodding


lanzer
Darth Acheron
Hello everyone. Hope this finds you well. Any word on when guilds may get updated?

We do want to update it as soon as we have some resources available. Will let all you know as soon as we start!


Uncle Kenny
Silent cannibal
Hello gaia admins!
Now couple questions that have gone unanswered for quite some time.

1. Is there any form of limit to the inventory? Persay limit to how much items you can have/along with how much gold you're allowed to have on your account.

2. Is there such thing as getting banned for certain looks of your own avi?

Now the second one comes from my friends telling me that if your avatar is too sexually explicit or something along that line, you can get banned. Which makes me wonder, how is this even possible (if real) if you guys tend to release sexual based items (Items giving breasts, seeming naked, etc)

1) There's no hard limit for the number of items you can have in your inventory. At some point the amount of data needed to display your inventory will exceed the memory size for the page but that is variable.
Zero Omega
2. In short, users are the ones who decide what they do and don't do with their item combinations. If users create avatars that are, obviously, sexual in nature then we wouldn't allow it. While we do enjoy letting our users have creative freedom, we also need to keep an eye out for incredibly explicit avatars.
starzXnight
Gaia has thousands of items which can be used in a variety of ways to create fun and imaginative avatars. Deliberately combining these items and using how the items layer, however, to create a sexually explicit avatar is not permitted on Gaia. For those situations, warnings are generally issued first, since the user may not have known that creating those avatars are not allowed on the site ^^


codemonkey37179
KlSSU
Any estimate on when Towns 1 will be shut down?
Also, will paper/flowers/bugs be abundant for collectors in Towns 2?
o:

We are talking about tweaking the trash in towns 2, but no decision yet.


lanzer
Oblivious Porcelain
/throws herself into the thread

First off, seems like everyone I know is still wanting to have a new IM system.

Secondly, thank you for the new MCs! I totes wanted to see some more black and navy-ish blue items! <3

Yes, we're still looking into a new IM system. I hope that we can have something for you soon, but there isn't much options out there right now.


Princess Angelishia
What Happens At Night
I know you guys no longer care about zOMG! but some of the users who still use it would at least like you guys to make it so that it isn't super laggy. Perhaps update the severs? Something? Please? The lag is driving me mad, along with most of the glitches. I am playing zOMG right now and would love it if I could salvage the rings I just got from PS. Thanks.

The servers are scheduled to be cycled tomorrow morning! Hopefully that will help! 3nodding


Uncle Kenny
The-Lady-Anatola
Hello everyone! Wow, never actually posted in one of these before. sweatdrop Usually I just lurk and read it all when it's closed. Hope everyone is having a fabulous day~

Also, I was wondering about some issues with the What the Fluff achievements. I know sometimes there is an awarding problem after the event has ended since this has happened a few times to me before, but there was usually a thread to post in to help along getting unawarded achievements. There are a couple threads in the What the Fluff Bug Report forum, and I've notice some others are still waiting for achievements as well.

Like, for me the Fluff Reclamation achievement is chilling in my Unlocked Achievements dropdown but is still not counting toward my point count. (hopefully my Photobucket isn't acting up as usual... but here's a screenshot)
User Image
Also, here's the thread I was mentioning earlier. Boop.

Hope everyone can get their achievements, and great work on keeping Gaia fun and entertaining. heart

I just got back into the office today so I'm still catching up but I'll try to get to anybody who was missed soon. For you though, go ahead and check your achievement page.


lanzer
I Am A Gender Bender
I worked very hard to get a Candy Striper Candy Crown.... (I fished my butt off and traded a bunch of fish to make it) And it layered wrong. I was wondering if there was any way to have mini angel wings layer over the top of it instead of underneath. All winged items do the same with this crown. Thanks a lot.

Also the Daily Treat says there are no videos... is that a glitch?

Thanks again

How is the crown layered wrong? Mind including a screencap or having it on? Usually conflicts are specific to some items or hair so it's hard for us to test without any reference.


Uncle Kenny
Dragon DRAG0N
After the WTFluff event I find myself stuck with two Soulbound items. They are: EVENT Pet: Pegacorn Fluff and EVENT Pet Fluff. Me being a neat freak likes to keep my inventory nice and neat so what can I do to get rid of these soulbound items?

We're working on a script that will remove the event pets from your inventory so just sit tight until then and we'll take care of it. 3nodding


siskataya
Madam Miruku
this is more of a small request...
may we have some more farm/bovine related items, I dunno, I think it would be rather cute addition ^-^~

Thanks for the request! I'll pass it along to the art team biggrin


codemonkey37179
SkiesOfAmethyst
codemonkey37179
SkiesOfAmethyst
*raises hand* What's it like working for Gaia?

Awesome! Thanks for asking.

Do you guys get paid for it, or is it like a volunteer thing? xD Sorry if these questions seem stupid

Yes, it is a full time job. 40+ hours a week.


codemonkey37179
VampyPrincessLuna
about collecting towns item-original towns collecting is much easier and i can actually grab everything minus the few glitches that happen.
however in towns 2 the amount of "stuff" is greatly reduced, placed in spots that are apparently unclickable to pick the item up, and going up and down the elevator for 2-3 bugs is downrite.....irritating. and the whole set up of not being able to move from section to section like in the old towns is also severely irritating.
sooo can we have the ease of moving from section to section again and more item spawn for collecting like old towns? emotion_kirakira maybe in the main parts of towns 2 instead of in the neighborhoods?

You can move from section to section.


lanzer
angel anteros
why is there gold limitations when we are consistently playing the game? Should gold be part of a game and that game be unlimited so its gold should also be unlimited. Taking unlimited gold away devalues the game.

The number 1 concern for Gaians is inflation, so any of such efforts are geared towards us trying to control how much gold we give away. It's not a perfect solution by far, and I hope there's more that we can do.


Uncle Kenny
x_iHungy
Do you guys think we could get a demonic rod variant of the angelic rod that would be sold for a lot of Gaia Cash?

Well, the Angelic Rod is kind of the pinnacle of the fishing rods. What would the Demonic Rod do?


Zero Omega
Bunai
Zero Omega
Bunai
Since when has Gaia Online blocked accounts for remaining on the site (for what is considered) too long?
I can be here for hours at a time.

We never have? o___________o

I read about it during the Fluff event.
A few people mentioning that they are kicked off the site for being on too long while active.

I figured it was similar to the "Slow down" message when you click through the forums, what the site interprets as too fast.

I have neverrrrrrrrr heard of that at all.

starzXnight
AlliSweetie
How is it possible when you get a rich item from a bundle and then you can get banned for being rich so soon????

People don't get banned for winning an expensive item from the rig eek


Zero Omega
Ceraunius Fornicatio
Why are people being banhammered for stupid reasons? Sexually explicit content? What is considered sexually explicit here anyways? Seriously I see bondage items and breast enhancement items, you guys make the sexual items yet the mods ban people that wear them? And don't give me that "in a certain way" excuse because you guys make them, what's the problem? Also siskataya, you're a real sweetheart, just saying.

If you decide to create an avatar that places itself in a certain compromising position with the intent of showing of a sexual act, then you are the one who is responsible for deciding to use the items in that combination as the items, on their own, are not meant to be placed in that sort of situation. Additionally, there are many other things we consider sexually explicit, here is a small, incomplete list:

Cybering
Posting porn
Requesting porn


Uncle Kenny
Lord Lapin
I figured I'd throw a suggestion here.
Before in the past, for holiday events specifically, Gaia used to make "giftboxes" or "grab-bags" that you could collect that held event items. I would was wondering if you guys would ever consider re-implementing these for future events. ninja

It's something we could do but have refrained from doing so in the recent events since it's just more artwork that the team has to do and it isn't essential for the event to take place.


Zero Omega
Raven Hellbond
Lanzer
Zero Omega

o wo I'm actually still stuck on the idea that mayhaps gaia could invent a way to have accounts unbanned by us paying money equal to the nature of the ban. Like say hacking, I'm gonna toss a random number, 100-180$ to get your account back, buying gold would be about 100-150$, and things like that.

Since gaia seems to enjoy raking in money I think this would be an awesome idea. And quick ways to make more money to hire more people to run this great site. Even to hire people to possibly make more items to attract more people to join and buy more.

It would not be fair to any Gaians if we just allowed them to pay money to get their account unbanned if they hacked another individual. Hacking harms other users and hurts the Gaian economy, it is something that we do not tolerate whatsoever.


codemonkey37179
Le_Sheepie
Was there an update when I was gone cause when I enter hollywood the screen is black with me and a few people in it.
Then when I reach Hollywood I can see who's AFK or whos typing with the red words under them. O.O

There was an update. I don't know why you are seeing a black screen.

The afk and typing notifications can be turned off in the avatar settings in the smartphone.


starzXnight
Raff_sapphire6
I was recently hacked and although I filled out the necessary paperwork for my hacking. I wanted to know if you guys would consider adding security questions into the logging in process. I think it would be a great added security feature that would also prevent more hacking. I myself probably wouldn't have been hacked if we had security questions. Just a suggestion.

Gaia has an IP Verification feature that you can use ^^ You can activate it by going here: http://www.gaiaonline.com/account/preferences/
Zero Omega
We had security questions in the past and they ended up causing issues. However, there are various other ways you can protect your account such as secondary authorization and IP verification.


codemonkey37179
I eat rainbows with toast
Is there any chance of Rally going back to the way it used to be where you could have different rooms? It used to be a favorite of mine for meeting people but it lags too bad for me to even go in now because it's so crowded. Also, why does the nightclub in Virtual Hollywood lag so bad?

We should be adding back rooms. The club lags because of the lights. I'm fixing it this week.


Uncle Kenny
GottaCodeFast
Hey admins. I'm just wondering, will you guys get your forces back on maintaining the existing games you have? Will you fix or are you fixing MoGa for Gaia? Will you put back the achievements for HoC? I have never achieved those because by the time I started playing, they were gone. Are there any plans for zOMG? I feel like these games would be wasted if there are no maintenance on these. I'm sure each of these games have player-bases.

Viximo controls Monster Galaxy on Gaia, there's nothing we can do to make them fix it. We currently have Heralds of Chaos and zOMG on maintenance mode since we don't have the resources to put toward working on them right now.


Princess Angelishia
teaful
Just curious, are any of the mods vegans or vegetarians?

On another note: I'm love, love, loving the new MC.
Thank you.
emotion_kirakira

I'm vegetarian! c:
codemonkey37179
Well, since you asked..

We have several people in the office who are vegetarian or vegan.

I just completed a 28 juice fast, and decided not to go back on meat, and have tried to greatly limit my dairy intake.

I just watched the movie "Vegucated" last night. Have you seen it?

Are you a vegetarian or vegan?
siskataya
Glad you are loving the new MC - I'll pass the feedback along! As for being vegetarian or vegan, some are, but not me. Alas, I confess, I am almost the opposite. If they'd let me live solely on meat, I would. I fear that my arms would become T-Rex tiny arms though, so I pretend to eat veggies by occasionally snacking on a piece of cauliflower or broccoli! biggrin


Uncle Kenny
UNSUB
I heard people found out a way to ghost items after it was sealed years ago.

Will you guys seal it again?

While you are working on that, will ghosting be considered a violation of the ToS in itself as a reflection of using a feature outside of its normal function or will it be okay to do so if you aren't planning on scamming people with it?

I haven't heard that or seen evidence that it's happening again. If somebody has details on how people are doing it then my inbox is open for them to tell me about it.

It probably won't be a violation though as we've never really considered it a violation of the rules, just something we don't want users doing.


Zero Omega
Impulsive Button Pusher
On a side note, what are the chances of putting Kiki Kitty and Coco Kitty back into the Gaia store? I heard rumors you guys closed the original one down due to being cheated by the company that ran it. Have you guys created a new one?

That's not a rumor, it's fact. We currently don't have a new store up, however, you can get some Gaia Merch at our Red Bubble, here:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/gaiaonline


codemonkey37179
Wolliw
do any of you admins watch sherlock or doctor who?

Almost all of us watch one or both of those shows.


lanzer
Kitt Koneko
Eyebrow Options/System
My thread has nothing but positive feedback.

We have a hair system in place, why not add eyebrows to that?

There are a lot of salon styles I'll like but I end up wanting the circle eyebrows that are only available with one style. Or there will be a really cute hair style but the eyebrows make it look kind of angry/stern/feisty when I want something sweeter.

I mainly just want the option to have circle eyebrows with more hairstyles, but other options would be cool, too.

I'd also love more eyebrows to expand my avatar's facial expressions.

It definitely would be tedious. But the good part is that these eyebrows already exist.

You could start out by releasing the best ones that are identifiably different, like the circle ones, and then stagger releases over a few months.

You guys could make new ones that would just layer over the existing ones from the salon.

As little pixels suggested, we could even have mismatched eyebrows. Some with notches, some that are dotted. It'd just be an extra element of design we have control over.

I'd also like to remind you guys that Stein's glitch thread still exists.

Thank you for the last two free items.

Currently eyebrows are paired with the hair since day one, and separating the eyebrows would be a ton of work at this point. Eyebrows also matches the color of the hair, and that'll require some additional work to define the color also. Would definitely love to see facial expressions on the avatar system.


Uncle Kenny
Kitalpha Hart
Even though I will most likely be ignored...

Guilds. Update. When. Seriously, even if it's just updating the coding and stuff so that it's not so damn screwy.

Oh, hell, what was the second thing?
I know a side thing is about affiliating with deviantART, a lot of people use dA, and we have to use the long URL to get the pic to show...affiliating might simplify that, allowing us to use the normal URL and the Fav me one without all this long nonsense

Oh, yeah. Updating games so that they don't require Adobe Flash. I would looooooooove to play Jigsaw on my iPad3, but alas, it's a Flash game. But seriously, tablets can handle those games. I would like to see something done about it

And idgaf if I missed the allotted time, I always do cuz of time differences

But guilds first!

When we have resources freed up from the other projects we're working on right now, Guild will be addressed.

We don't have anybody who has the time to convert our Flash games over to a mobile friendly language.


Uncle Kenny
M00S4N
question: does copy pasting the same question over and over again motivate you guys to answer the questions more? jw lol

Nope, I read all of the posts every week but if I don't have an answer for the question then I'm not going to try to answer it regardless of how many times someone asks it.
codemonkey37179
Kitt Koneko
codemonkey37179
No, less actually.

Then how are we supposed to get responses on subjects that haven't had any direct response?

I've seen it from different users and not just myself.

It's frustrating. We get a chance to talk to staff but we're looked over time after time.

Then we wonder if our question was seen. Some people try here and Site Feedback in hopes of getting some kind of staff acknowledgement.

Then we see stuff like facial hair systems come out and that person bugged until it happened.

I just don't know what I'm supposed to do. I have the same wants and concerns that are still there sometimes a year later and it still gets ignored. You have to understand how frustrating this is to not even get any kind of response.

I personally have a hard time not being resentful sometimes. I understand you all are busy and there were layoffs, but I've also invested a lot of time into this site. Not on the business end, but on a personal end.

I go through ATA and try to answer all the questions I know the answer to. Most of the other staff members do the same. If I don't know the answer I move on. If no one knows the answer it is easy to get skipped. We are not trying to ignore you. Repeating the question over and over just doesn't help.


Zero Omega
Punk Bravery
Admins: have you guys run tested the board game at the office? 4laugh

Yup, multiple times.


Zero Omega
VampyPrincessLuna
flynn's plunder, it's suppose to be for old gaia items getting reput into the marketplace if i understand right so why so many of the low valued not really wanted items that u can still get from overseer/fish drops/dumpster? i like that u put in the old collectibles and other sparkle items though. also are there any old chance items in there? or the thingy u get to try for a chance item (like the black butler -click open-cross ur fingers for something good-)<-not for that item but the ones that work like that

It's just really the luck of the draw with what comes out, it's all completely random. There are also more older, cheaper items than the higher valued ones.


siskataya
Alrighty! It is home time for us, and I have been up since 4am, so I really need my sleep.

Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you next week! Going to lock this thread now biggrin

Night! ^^
Sisky
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Learned Informer

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July 22nd

lanzer
Hello everyone!

It was great meeting some of you at SDCC last week, it was also fun to be a part of the convention that celebrates pop culture. Although I wouldn't recommend going to any convention that has more than 150 thousand attendees. sweatdrop

How's everyone doing this week? We're getting close to releasing the Favorites feature, though we have a nice feature change so we'll be ready in about 2 more weeks. Other features are also on their way.

Welcome to ATA!


siskataya
Hazel_Angel
Hi Admins/Staff!

I just wanted to thank you for trying to reward your users in a unique way.. and I'm sorry that you're
getting a lot of flack for it. I do understand that you guys need money to run.. but perhaps you can make
the prices just a tinnyy bit cheaper? sweatdrop If not, I'm sure you'll figure out a way to please most the
userbase anyways.. lol.

And Sisky! I love how you treat the community so well even when there's so many people who are upset over
club verge and other things. You have lots of patience and understanding, I really admire that! heart

Thanks for the pricing suggestion, and the nice words! I always try my best to try and understand the reason behind the words and respond in a manner that acknowledges the underlying frustration biggrin


Uncle Kenny
Sweet Angel Mary
Will the club verge shop items be in there permanently or do they leave and if they leave how much notice will we get that they will be gone?

The month-themed birthstone items will be swapped out each month. Beyond that, dunno.


Zero Omega
Sweet Angel Mary
DJ Helsing
Soubi-chu
Happy Monday, guys. biggrin

I have to say that I really enjoyed when you revealed Club Verge.
I am looking forward to awesome stuff from it.. I hope there will be a
cycle of awesome new items in there. >3<

Will there ever be items less than $25 in there? I'd like to see
things in the $15-20 range since those are prices not usually in
the regular cash shop, and it would give a good range from
relatively inexpensive to high end so we can still enjoy the
exclusiveness of the club.

Also, will you be going to NY Comic Con? I might cry
if Gaia doesn't go. >.>

We have applied for a panel but have not yet recieved confirmation.

Once its confirmed we will let you know

will there be panel at gencon? How can i best stalk you at gencon? I know true dungeon is your home at gencon but this year you said we could demo the frontier skies game.

More information about GenCon here:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/conventions


Uncle Kenny
TAlRBEAR
Have you found anything yet to replace the old meebo bar....I am really missing the im

We are looking at a couple things but haven't decided anything and currently don't have a Dev free to implement anything. Keep sitting tight.
Jak Bauer
hollyleaf8120
Will there be anymore new games added to Gaia?
Also why was meebo removed? Will there be something else to replace it?

Meebo was removed because Google shut it down. Nothing we could do about that. We are looking into replacements.


Zero Omega
lelouch vi britiana
How does one go about becoming an admin? Also, what happens if an admin breaks the rules? Do they lose their ability to be an admin or do they lose their whole account?

You could check if we have openings at http://www.gaiainteractive.com. If an admin would to violate the rules then an investigation would be done by their manager and consequences will be dealt based on what happened. As with any job.


starzXnight
A Random Act of Terror
I just bought 2,500GC and bought an item with said GC.

How long will it stay frozen to my account / will future items be frozen to my account? sweatdrop

Any PayPal account that is new or has never been used with your Gaia account will be frozen for 7 business days.


Uncle Kenny
Kain-Senpai
Hey Staff,

This concerns the achievement from What the Fluff, the one where you raise 10 fluffs for Blaze. Well, I completed that challenge and have yet to receive the achievement. I spoke with Codemonkey about the issue two weeks ago, and my second and third PMs went unanswered. I understand he is incredibly busy, which was why I asked to know the person directly responsible for the achievements.

Well, thanks for reading. I hope this issue can be taken care of as soon as possible.

I actually handle the achievements for the events, codemonkey handles the Flash games. That said, I've completed the achievement for your account so you should see it if you go to your achievements page now.


Uncle Kenny
Bobsplosion
Hey, I spent $100 on GC, but I never got my invitation to Club Verge. Who should I contact?

I'd like to get in on the custom SDPlus thing but I don't know how long it'll take until I get in the club :U

Also, any news on the Pokeforum stickies since last time?

That'd be me! I'll take a look later tonight and see if I can figure out why it won't let you in.


siskataya
2sarahgate
Uncle Kenny
2sarahgate
there's going to be something special for people by posts made. how much is it going to be? will there be a 100k posts club?

is there ever going to be a 100k posts achievement?

Nothing has been decided yet for the other loyalty rewards so I can't really give you a definitive answer to those questions.

damn.
i just hope it's nothing like 10k posts, cause that really doesn't take any effort at all. needs to be 50k-100k.

Thanks for the questions! I am working on crafting a loyalty program for Gaians who have contributed in a variety of ways other than financial support. I used the posts as part of a larger example of things that might be taken into consideration. Once the details are more fleshed out, I'll let people know biggrin


siskataya
Darc Nightgale
Hello!

So how did you guys come up with the prices for the club verge items? I feel that the prices for some of those items is crazy expensive. It's like thanks for spendin' money on Gaia you get to join a new club. Btw we want even more money from you. I mean I really don't mind donatin' money to Gaia, I been donatin' almost every month since 2005. ( I really like it here.) It's just I have my bills to pay, and to dish that kind of money out is somethin' I can't do.

Thanks for the feedback on Club Verge and the prices! We priced the items at a value that would help keep them pretty exclusive as this is an exclusive store. That said, we also included other items that, while also exclusive to the shop, cost a bit less. This way there is something for all Club Verge members!

Also, keep in mind that we'll continue releasing new items in the shop at various price points!. And we're also working on different types of rewards that don't involve spending money. Some rewards offered by businesses are financially based (e.g. exclusive availability to purchase an item, a discount to get money off items the next time you spend, etc.) but some are freebie rewards (e.g. free items, bonus items, etc.) We're working on coming up with a variety of treats, so stay tuned! biggrin
lanzer
Our team had been thinking of many ideas in bringing out exclusive items, and unfortunately exclusive items will no longer be exclusive if they're cheap. We continue to explore different ideas on how to introduce different or exclusive items and while some are expensive, some will be hard to obtain through time commitment.


Sandokiri
Twisted Lady
Hi admins! I had a random question about the custom SDPlus dolls. Are cosplay avatars allowed for them, like if someone wanted to dress up as a Homestuck character or something and have their doll made like that? Or would they have to make another outfit or have it substantially altered?

It would probably depend on what is being cosplayed.


Uncle Kenny
S a a y u m ii
1) Is Zomg set and stone? (In other words... no more updates/upgrades/new rings/etc.)?
2) Is Gaia Cinemas ever going to come back?
3) When is Towns 2 going to get the same amount of trash like Towns v1?
Not sure this is related.
How long does it take to move a thread from the Test form to its rightful location? :O

1) Yes, unfortunately. zOMG is in maintenance mode for the foreseeable future.
2) Probably not.
3) We're still working on the trash/bug levels for Towns 2. It's a new system so it requires a lot of tweaking and we are stretched thin for developer resources right now.


starzXnight
Cross L Hariko MK2
How do you make your profile private?

Go here, look under "Allow Public Profile", and select "No".


Zero Omega
ladyamerias
i keep seeing people in towns 2 and rally and virtual hollywood advertising for LMMVO.com
i keep reporting them because they are selling gaia gold for 1000 gold for 5 dollars. do u guys get these reports hopefully. i see a lot of these people sometimes and i just want to know if i am doing right by reporting them.

Yes, we get these reports. Just keep on reporting them and we'll take care of them. Thanks!
codemonkey37179
I'm aware of it, and have been taking steps to filter these avatars and messages out of the flash spaces. It is a scam, of course. Please don't buy from them, you won't get any gold.


starzXnight
lelouch vi britiana
I forgot to ask this: How does one become a moderator for a certain forum? I've been interested in that for quite some time.

Everything that you want to know about the process can be found here ^^


Uncle Kenny
Little Dead Soldier
One question!
What's the update on the New Inventory Arranger? <3
My inventory is becoming so large...it's getting to difficult to control (and organized)! D;

Still in the works! We're polishing up some things with it but hopefully should get it out sooner than later.


Sandokiri
H O N O V A
Why do you guys dress like nubs if you get so much gold? I need to know!! D :

Some of us prefer a consistency of style and it happens to not involve high-end items, or at least those that look flashy.

Besides, it's not the people wearing mostly if not all common items that are "nubs" ... ninja


Zero Omega
AmeIia F Jones
I have a question
I reported a thread for being in the wrong fourm
and since it's in the chatterbox, will I get banned?
sweatdrop

Nope, no worries. Worst we'll do is just tell you to be careful next time.


Xya
Pokemon Poffin
I have a question about what can you do about a scriptor.
He always lurks cosplay towns ( 1023 b8 ) and has his bots all over people. And can even spam their movements all over it. He even has the power to crash towns.
His name is 'Reign Hate'.
And I personally don't really mind if he has his bots all over people I just hate how he crashes towns alot.

When these things happen try to gather as much evidence as you can and send all of it through this report:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/gaia/report.php?r=7

And report it through Towns if you can.

We will investigate the situation and see what we can do about it 3nodding


lanzer
gataka
Oh forgot...
User Image

Is that really Lanzer on the right?
It's from a Gamespot Comic Con vid o3o

Hey that's me at the Monster Hunter booth. blaugh I was helping people level up and taking a break from the craziness of the exhibit hall.


Jak Bauer
Princess-Orphelia
I thought we weren't supposed to discuss club Verge stuffs. Yet it seems a million people are. gonk

Who said you weren't supposed to discuss it? There is no rule about not talking about it.
siskataya
It's all good! If you are referring to the rules in the CV Guild, that was more intended to ask people not to post userlists or direct quotes since it is a private guild, not so much not to talk about Club Verge itself biggrin


Zero Omega
PKMN Trainer Angel
How do you join Gaia Online's staff?

You can check for open positions at http://www.gaiainteractive.com


codemonkey37179
Xx-Apathetic_Angel-xX
When will we see the new CASTLE SIEGE card game on Gaia? biggrin

I'm hoping to start the games project in August.


Zero Omega
ManateeMan
Zero Omega
smartalaku2
My zeevex card isn't working.... are you still accepting them?

We still are. File a billing ticket about this issue at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help

They aren't working for me or my friend either- it's a larger issue

Have them file also, the more data and information we get about this, the better.


Arro Copperkey
Flightless Butterfly
I've tried to post questions in these forums before, and received no responses. I'm not sure if you are just picking and choosing the ones you want to respond to, or actually responding to everyone.

I find this frustrating, and annoying.

While in Ask the Admin each individual involved attempts to answer the questions he or she can best answer. If someone has not yet gotten to your question it is either because there is no one around at the current moment to answer that one specifically or it was not seen.

We do appreciate your patience when trying to have your question answered, however 3nodding


Uncle Kenny
Pirate Captain Sushi
1. Can we foresee any world map updates in the near/distant future?
2. Robot rabbit vs Pumpkinhead, who are you rooting for?
3. Who is your daddy and what does he do?

1) Maybe?
2) I think I might be biased in this one


Zero Omega
BellaMuerte1
Zero Omega
BellaMuerte1
Sort of a repeat question for me..but I'm still having this issue on and off as of late.
I've been having problems with my password going through. I know I entered it right. I used to use symbols for example !*%& with lower case,upper case and numbers together. But within the past couple months or so, I've had to reset my password because it doesn't want to accept it. I know I wasn't hacked or anything. But I don't know if it's because I have a long password, or if gaia is just glitching up? or what.

Have you tried filing a ticket about this issue?

I haven't because I asked about this in an ask the admin, I beleive in April when It happaned on my birthday. And I didn't get much of an answer for it other than it might just be gaia glitching up. And anytime it happaned since I haven't been able to catch an ask the admin to ask again.
I figure when it happens again I'll probably file a ticket about it then. Less I should now?

Ah I see what happened, sorry, I thought this would be an on-going thing that's preventing you from log in even now. I might try to stay away from the special characters, those might be causing issues.
Zero Omega
BellaMuerte1
It is, just not constant like every week issue or something. But I've taken the special characters out and I had it happen once after that with no special characters since then it's been ok for now.
But the length of my password shouldn't be an issue should it?

Length of the password shouldn't be a problem so long as you are remembering it.


Uncle Kenny
Shannon-Jeva
Has the zOMG! auto-cycle been fixed? I hate to have myself or others keep bugging Narumi to cycle the servers. sad

It should have been fixed about a week ago and it did cycle correctly last Tuesday and Thursday so I think it should be working.


Uncle Kenny
Yeata Zi
Hey staff!
I was wondering what Ron Bruise thought of my avatar arena entry.

As an E-Corp representative, I was wondering if we could get some saweet Easter Bunny gossip. We were hoping to see the Easter Bunny somewhere around Gaia before -hand... in a not programmed to spam sort of way.

Speaking of not programmed to spam, what are the chances of seeing more NPC-interaction? I've noticed an increase in recent months and I love it!

(I imagine this post will be swamped out by Verge Baww)

I think the Easter Bunny is busy planning his revenge right now.


lanzer
.~.Lady_Aji.~.
- zOMG!: Have you thought about doing a kickstarter for it?

- Club Verge: The idea of thanking people who spent $100 or more over a year’s time is nice. However, the prices for those items are ridiculous. Especially since most of the items in the shop only contain one pose. Also, why does the animated halo recolor cost so much more than the original? This idea wasn’t thought out too well.

We lack the resources so we don't have a kickstarter planned.

Our creative team have many different ideas we wish to bring forth on the Club Verge store, but some might take a bit more time than others. The general concept is just the fact that items are exclusive, so prices are set to be high to retain the exclusive status and that's about it.


codemonkey37179
o-HANAKO-o
@ADMINS.
Plans on what you are going to do with towns 1?

Any plans with making the smartphone app usable? It's overly buggy and it's annoying.

Please answer ; n ;

We plan to close Towns 1.

There are no plans to update the Gaia on the go at present.


siskataya
Castiel Lover
Really lovely of Gaia to come out with a birthday gift, on my birthday, for only the rich people. Thanks. Made me feel great and a part of the community. stare But seriously, what were you thinking releasing the Cash-rewards first? You had to know it would piss people off and they wouldn't even notice the added in part about "we'll give (crappy, most likely) rewards to other forms of dedication, too." emotion_facepalm

Releasing the financially-based rewards is a nice way to recognize people that spend their money on our site, and frankly, is much easier to do. Sorting out how much someone has spent over an amount of time is much easier than figuring out how to best quantify non-financial loyalty rewards such as time spent on site, posts made, number of items bought from the gold shop, etc. Sorry if this pissed you off, certainly that was not our intent, but I don't think it was a bad decision to release things in this order.

As for the upcoming loyalty rewards based on non-financial contributions, sorry you feel they will be crappy most likely but that is, to be honest, your speculation. Perhaps you will be pleasantly surprised! 3nodding


lanzer
lJunKunl
When are you going to start working on HoC again?

Sorry but no, we've decided to not continue work on HoC.


lanzer
Dovuhkiin
Are you guys going to bring back other ways to earn more gaia cash?
ex: Peanut labs

DJ Helsing constantly work with other sponsors for ways to get g-cash. Having more video offers for example, is all setup by him, and he's still looking for more ways to earn cash.


starzXnight
tsubasame
What are the achievements for? and what do they give you?

Achievements unlock titles that you can use ^^ You can pick your own title by going here: http://www.gaiaonline.com/achievements/


lanzer
mlv1195
Can you PLEASE make games available on the mobile app? biggrin Making gold on the go would be AWESOME!

We're looking into different games on mobile specifically for Gaians to earn gold. The moment we have something we'll be sharing it here!


Jak Bauer
Camilia_Chan
I have a question about the Club Verge guild. I may plan to quit the guild, since I don't do Club Verge and I have other ways to support Gaia. Will I get in trouble if I quit the Club Verge Guild? (I'm scared that I may get in big trouble if I do choose to leave the guild, so that's why I'm asking this question.)

As with any other guild, you are free to leave whenever you would like.


lanzer
Qwit
Using YOUR profile edit system on chrome is increasingly annoying. I'm not going to make another big post about it.

Chrome + Edit profile = Epic fail.

Anything to say about it, or fix maybe?

The profile system was made for Firefox originally, we'll probably need some time to fix all the problem. Sorry for the trouble!


Uncle Kenny
Flightless Butterfly
Items are great, but what we haven't had a lot of are events, which bring a lot of players into the site all at once, and stimulate all sorts of banners, art, and comraderie.

My question that I had last time was about banned accounts.

Are they gone forever, is there an appeal process... because in my mind if you've bought something on gaia with your IRL money, and Gaia takes that away from you, they've just stolen something.

Which is a crime.

We just had a huge summer event with a brand new Pet system. That has taken most of my time and since I'm the only one doing events (along with codemonkey for the Flash portions), I haven't been able to get out any mini-events recently. I hope to have one or two in the next couple months though leading up to Halloween.
starzXnight
As with any ban, you are welcome to appeal it. As for the items being gone forever... section 15 of the terms of service covers that.
Zero Omega
There is an appeals process, you can file an appeal at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help. As for the Gaia Cash you purchase, Gaia Cash, items, your account, and gold are leased out to you to use as long as your account is within good standing on the site. That means, as long as you follow the rules, you get to use everything. However, if you start violating the rules you risk having these privileges stripped from you because your account is no longer in good standing. This is a common practice with all virtual economies. World of Warcraft and League of Legends are good examples, you can pay real money to obtain special features for these games, but if you violate their rules, they have the right to prohibit you from accessing these features.

It's also similar to a movie theater, you can pay $10 to see a movie inside of a theater. However, if you start causing trouble, the theater has the right to protect their other consumers and remove you from the theater even though you haven't seen the entire movie.
Zero Omega
Flightless Butterfly
But they also will refund your money.. doesn't it seem like stealing to you? If I violate the law, I will go to jail, but everything that I have bought with my money still belongs to me.

Why would it be different in a virtual place?

Actually they won't refund your money, you violated their rules and received a banned. Additionally, to your violating the law example: If you are caught speeding and violate speeding laws, cops are legally allowed to impound your car (thus, taking it away from you) and you have to pay to get it back.


codemonkey37179
jonjon21428
How is DJ's baby? ninja

Very Cute. At the start of ATA I was distracted by her mom bringing her in to the office.


Uncle Kenny
Ochalissah
When do you plan on making Monster Galaxy available again?

It's actually out of our control as all the issues with the game lie on Viximo's end of things. We can't do anything except continue to ask them for fixes.


codemonkey37179
Anolis18
Will there be more updates for Jigsaw such as new puzzles and a higher screen resolution for the game? I'm fine with the payout, I just want new puzzles since I've gone through the entire selection a few times already.

I've been working on a new version of the game, and yes, we would have new images with that, but I'm afraid it has been delayed. Hope to get back on it soon.


starzXnight
Serene Rainstorm
Good evening Gaia staff! biggrin

1. There seems to be a layering glitch with the jacket pose in Ornith Schoolboy. I'm hoping this could be fixed.

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2. Recolor suggestions: A blue recolor of Kiken Rider and a red recolor of ICHI-maru-KYUU.

3. Melon pan item! heart

You'll want to post those useful screenshots here ^^


Uncle Kenny
Princess-Orphelia
Uncle Kenny
Princess-Orphelia
So hows the Christmas forum plans coming along. Should I be reminding/asking...

Otherwise Frosty is gonna melt. rofl

Christmas? I'm still planning Halloween burning_eyes

But we all know that you're like this expert at multi tasking, so you can just whip things up in a jiffy.. biggrin

I've had the storyline planned up until this point. I need to sit down and figure out how I want to wrap everything up though.


lanzer
Thank you for joining us on ATA this week. We'll see you all next monday!
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

19,850 Points
  • Bookworm 100
  • Hotblooded Hero 50
  • Alchemy Level 10 100
July 29th

lanzer
Hello everyone!

It's been a quiet week here at Gaia. Still focused on the pet system and the favorites feature, the prototypes are looking great, though there's still a lot left to build. eek

Welcome to ATA everyone!


Jak Bauer
bluetricity
Do the Gaia admins use BetterGaia?

Hi there,

Like most users some people use different tools/options from Gaia Labs, some don't. It's pretty much up to individual choice just like any other user.


Uncle Kenny
Kiarra-Chan
Uncle Kenny
Castiel Lover
How is the reward system (that doesn't require first time or super rich donations) coming along?

Will there be other ways to get into club verge that do not require cash?

How many more things are ahead of Alchemy's update? (And I can't imagine anything more important, except the inventory arranger)

1) No updates to report

2) Probably not. It's an exclusive club for those who have paid enough so it'll likely stay like that.

3) Alchemy hasn't been prioritized yet as we're focusing on other features like Inventory Arranger and Guilds 2 first. When there's an update for it, we'll let you know.

WAIT A MINUTE.
GUILDS 2?!

Yes, we do have an update planned for Guilds that we want to work on this year. We haven't started development yet but it's still on the to-do list when we can.
Uncle Kenny
StrawberryZ0mbie
emotion_kirakira Are you still thinking it'll be possible to release Guilds 2 late this year? That is kind of what the expectation was last I saw someone mention it. emotion_dowant

It's still on our list for this year. We haven't started development so I can't say when it'd launch but that'd be nice.


Uncle Kenny
Krissim Klaw
Uncle Kenny
3) Alchemy hasn't been prioritized yet as we're focusing on other features like Inventory Arranger and Guilds 2 first. When there's an update for it, we'll let you know.

Ouch. I distinctly remember it was supposed to be prioritized months and months ago but it seems like it just keeps getting pushed further and further back on the to do list. Has there even been one true update when it comes to new items to make since the system was put in place? I guess now that you guys are releasing angelic and demonic backwings for $250 bucks a pop through Club Verge alchemy is rather pointless.

It was and there was a specific window of opportunity that we would have had to hit to make it happen at that time. We missed that window though so as a result, the project was then bumped back and has not been reached yet. The alchemy system in its current form is broken and any update we make to it will basically be re-imagining it so we probably won't keep adding things to the existing system (Narumi is free to correct me on this though as I don't make the final call when it comes to that).


Uncle Kenny
Castiel Lover
Wow. Didn't expect Guilds 2 to even be brought up, let alone prioritized above the severely broken alchemy system. Alchemy is turning into Case of Peitro, if it had been bugged where no one could use the items while we were waiting for it to be finished. I really don't understand how Alchemy can be so low on your to-do list when it is useless (unless you want to waste a ton of gold) as it is.

People have been prepared to wait a long time for guilds 2, but Alchemy has been repeatedly dangled as "we'll get to it soon" and "we had to push it back" for a long time now. I'm starting to wonder if you plan to just drop it, like zomg and HoC and so many other games and features that just didn't live up to Gaia's expectations.

I really hope that I'm wrong and that Guilds 2 and Alchemy will be amazing updates. As for the prioritization, perhaps you should put a survey out asking Gaians to rank what they think the order of importance is? I fear Gaia is out of touch (Favorites & Community pages?? I don't recall any spring cleaning submission or petition for these ideas) with what the community has been asking for.

Thanks for all the hard work you do.

Guilds is older and in need of more updates than alchemy is and has been requested to be updated for longer than alchemy has, that would be why it's prioritized above it. We still plan to update it but we don't exactly have a lot of Devs to work on things anymore so patience is required as we can only do so many things at once.


lanzer
Sebikaku
Zero Omega
Sebikaku
Is Waffles Lanzer's legit cat, because I found a tumblr blog dedicated to him, and I discovered he's somewhat of an internet meme. Also, I found a video of Waffles "grooming" Lanzer's hair, so I was wondering if you guys are aware of Waffles' popularity? He's apparently just under Nyan Cat in terms of "LOLcat" supremacy.

Also, I came to say how much I love reapersun. emotion_drool

It is Lanzer's legitimate cat, yes.

Who's the girl that's always taking care of him? Is that Lanzer's wifie? emotion_kirakira

Lanzer's got no wifie but does have a girlfriend. 3nodding


codemonkey37179
EverlastingFairy
This is the 4th ATA I asked this ; w ; When do you guys plan to update the trash system in towns 2? All I ever get is red crumpled paper and brown paper bags. No matter what time or place I am at. Thanks and hope you guys are having a happy monday! 3nodding

Hey, I've answered this several weeks in a row, but in case you missed it, we will readjust the trash, but we are waiting for a dev to be free to work on it. She is finishing up the inventory arranger right now.


Uncle Kenny
Soul of Kyr
1. What are you going to do with the left over Fluff stuff from the What The Fluff Event?? Because excess food and fluffs that are bound to us, is annoying.

2. When will we finally get the Long Double Pigtails in other colors than red, white or pink?? Such as Dark Purple, Green, Orange??

1) We'll be removing the event fluffs from all accounts once we finish the script to do that.


Zero Omega
Splvk
im not getting the email to retrieve my account emo

Have you made sure to check your spam/trash folder? Sometimes our e-mails get filtered into those folders. Additionally, please add the e-mail address, webadmin@mailer.gaiaonline.com, to your safe list/address book and try again. If you're still experiencing issues, then please PM me again.


Zero Omega
zenie250
hey I have a huuuge question that has been bugging me for some time! biggrin are we going to be having another Roleplaying event like the Gaia grand ball event? biggrin razz

The Gaia Anniversary Ball that is run by users? We're in contact with the users that run it and they will have more information to share about it soon.


Uncle Kenny
Grim Zach
I have a question about gaia fishing.

Will there be a new update anytime soon? The last update, I feel, wasn't 100% completed since the drift wood has no purpose I don't think . Also will there ever be new rare fish from the new fish from the last update?

We don't have any updates planned for it currently, no.


codemonkey37179
MeltyBlood 04
about the pets, is there a place we can read more about them? will they follow you around like the fluffs did? im sorry if this was made clear but i just never saw or idk XD

There isn't anywhere I know of, that you can read about it. They will follow you around. Any other pet related questions?


Zero Omega
RAlDENOVlTCH
Dear Gaiaonline staff,

Any plans to make an IM?

Your loving something something end quote,
That Russian guy.

Probably not, however, we're still exploring options for bringing a new IM system/footer to the site.


Princess Angelishia
Volcanic DeathEater
When did the little box at the bottom of a reply happen? Like when you try to post, it tells you you have to fill it out before it continues....and why did it happen??

Are you talking about the Captcha? If so, that pops up every once in awhile just to let us know that you're human! 3nodding


codemonkey37179
EverlastingFairy
codemonkey37179
EverlastingFairy
This is the 4th ATA I asked this ; w ; When do you guys plan to update the trash system in towns 2? All I ever get is red crumpled paper and brown paper bags. No matter what time or place I am at. Thanks and hope you guys are having a happy monday! 3nodding

Hey, I've answered this several weeks in a row, but in case you missed it, we will readjust the trash, but we are waiting for a dev to be free to work on it. She is finishing up the inventory arranger right now.

Thank you!! heart Sorry for making you re-reply. Rereading all the ATA posts makes my computer lag. >w< Anyways thanks c: Can't wait for the inventory arranger! Any news when that will be coming out?

I'm not sure when it will be ready, but it is being worked on daily. I can tell you it is a non-flash based arranger. (which is why I'm not working on it);


Uncle Kenny
HighPriestessFae

Dear Gaia Admins and Staff

Another topic, prioritize your projects! Fix the things that need to be fixed before spending all your time working on new features. Towns 2 is definitely not ready to stand on it's own in concerns with the Paper and Flower spawning, and because the alchemy system still needs some work, the paper and flower prices in the marketplace has skyrocketed. Little pieces of paper that you could buy for less than 1g each are now over 1k gold each. That's ridiculous IMO. And zOMG, are you ever going to get a new team that knows what they're doing on that? Or possibly stop moving the only people who know anything about it to new projects. I would think you have a big enough zOMG Community that you can spare a little more time and attention to the game.
Thank you for your time.

-Fae

All projects and feature releases are prioritized. Towns 2 is not on its own yet, that's why Towns 1 is still available. The trash/bug issues will be fixed once the developer who worked on it, finishes up the update to the Inventory Arranger.

We've already stated multiple times that no further development will happen on zOMG and until we say differently, that hasn't changed. We aren't continually moving people off of the project, it hasn't been touched in over a year.


Zero Omega
Steel Crimson
Zero Omega
Steel Crimson
Why does it seem like nothing is being done about the lack of an instant messenger? I know that a lot of people are missing it, including myself, the social side of Gaia Online has been lost to me since the removal of Meebo, I don't necessarily think I a the only one.

It's not necessarily that easy to obtain another messenger, we have to work with other companies and come to agreements based on a contract. Sometimes these agreements do not work out or one party is not compatible with the other.

Is it being worked on? I really miss being able to talk to people instantly, PM/Comments aren't the same.

Yes, it is something that we're still investigating.
Zero Omega
Steel Crimson
Zero Omega
Steel Crimson
Couldn't you somehow create your own? Then you wouldn't need a contract with an outside source, there would also be no worries for its future either.

That would take development resources which are currently being used for other projects, that and the last time we made our own IM system users hated it. xd

Statistically, how many people used Meebo while it was in service on Gaia? Do you have those figures? If it was a high figure then I would have thought that a new instant messenger would be a higher priority.

I remember that old IM system and lately I would prefer that to what I have now which is nothing, would have been nice if there was a smooth transition from Meebo to a new messenger, for stuff to already be in place.

Don't have those statistics for you, sorry. Even if I did I don't think I could share it.


codemonkey37179
Darth Acheron
Good evening all. Any word on the Halloween event. teasers maybe xD

Sure I will tell you absolutely everything we have planned so far.

1. We have a meeting planned for tomorrow to discuss it.


Zero Omega
Oatmeal Creame Pie
I actually thought about this last time, but only just thought to ask it: if you buy a monthly collectable via mail, how long does it usually take to receive it on the site?

Depends on where you live. If you believe that your letter may have been lost, you may file a billing ticket at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help


milkbun
bluecherry
Hi, guys. :3

1) Will you guys please consider changing the first time G Cash bonus to be all item options or G cash rather than two item options (Deadly Ansha and 3 chance items) and one gold option (500,000 gold) as it is now?
Large chunks of gold rapidly entering our economy in one shot =/= good for the Gaia economy. It's just going to feed inflation and thus, soon enough, the 500k gold reward won't even be worth as much as it is right now anyway.

2) Is there any intent to release any cheaper items (say, more than $10, but less than $25 maybe) in Club Verge at any point?
Schmancy items for those that can afford them are awesome and all, but some nice stuff that is above usual cash shop quality, but not yet to black Friday sales expenses would be nice and probably sell well.

3) How's the Towns 2 trash/bugs/flowers thing going?
The ratios on this are still terribad. There's lots of paper bags and crumpled white xerox paper, maybe some news print, and that's about it for trash. Flowers are almost non-existent in Towns 2, I've only seen a couple carnations once in a blue moon. Bugs I haven't noticed any problems with so far, but I don't pay as much attention to those.

Also of interest, alchemy - any changes to the status of that? The reported non-cash loyalty rewards, any rough estimate on when that will be released?
P.S. Do not want centered site.

I only know about 2) but yes we have some plans to release different (lower) price points.


Zero Omega
Castle Town
My streaker achievement was reset but I've been here every day. -no life-
it was at like twenty something and now it's back at 5?? Unless it's supposed to do that once it hits 30 but I thought it just continued from the last achievement.

You can file a ticket at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help for this.


Uncle Kenny
anchors-and-tentacles
When are you going to launch the pet system?

Whenever we complete development on it. We've hit quite a few setbacks and bugs with development so it's been delayed but we're still hoping to get something out there soon.


codemonkey37179
Acashasha
Dear Admin, I'm a high school student and I have come to realize that GaiaOnline is a community that I really want to be a part of for a long time, and possibly become a larger part of it one day. What are some classes you recommend that I take in high school and/or college to better my chances at one day getting a dream job at GaiaOnline?

Well, while I wouldn't plan your entire scholastic future on one company, for Gaia or any company like it, the most in demand jobs are usually for a developer or artist. Do you have an interest in any of those areas?


milkbun
Pillz Here
Hey admins, I'm wondering When/if you guys are gonna fix the Sweet Charming Blush glitch in the servers, When you equip the flash, it makes your chest blush instead of your cheeks...

Thank you. smile

It looks like we are having some issues with all animated items in Towns at the moment. Hopefully the problem will be fixed soon.


Zero Omega
WaaurufuWifwolf
Afternoon, admins! I'm wondering about the Gaia-run Annual Ball. Do you guys have an estimated time it'll start, or are you guys waiting for the guild to be done preparing before you set up the forum?

We have a date that was given to us by the guys running the ball, but I don't want to announce it in case things have to get pushed back for whatever reason.


starzXnight
stargaze_69
starzXnight
stargaze_69
I normally don't stop by to ask questions, however, I am wondering when are you going to fix the achievement granting for HOC and then many people are waiting to receive their last fluff achievement for the Summer event?

P.S. Center-aligning this site is just a terrible idea. If you all at HQ prefer center-align there is an option for you in the labs but most Gaians prefer the site left-aligned.

If you need a HoC achievement granted, you're more than welcome to file a ticket so that we can look into it ^^
Thank you very much for your answer 4laugh I will wait till I get 50 wins and file a ticket for all of them. Do you know where people go to get help with the last fluff achievement? I have many friends waiting to be granted that. I luckily finished early.

Your friends should have gotten the achievement by now. If they haven't, please have them file a ticket.


Uncle Kenny
mindless moans
i know i could have asked this a lot sooner, but why didnt we have the Easter event in zomg this year?
its not like i was expecting anything new but i did atleast want to see it up

also do you guys plan on doing the Halloween event on zomg?

No further development will happen in zOMG for now, including events.


lanzer
Niccolo Ammaniti
The majority of this was written for the previous ATA.

Hi, when I saw the club verge thing pop up, I was a little more than peeved.

There are several more things on gaia that needed to be worked on (things that are brought up every ATA), such as the inventory editor, guild updates, and zOMG. Instead of seeing one of those updating, which have been in the queue for updates since the dawn of civilization, we instead see what can only be percieved as a money grab attempt. I will applaud you on the ideology behind it. Target a specific group of gaians who are known to spend real money and creating a guild just for them, making them feel special and whatnot. And then giving them their own store with ridiculous prices. As much as you say this wasn't the reason behind it, I would have to disagree. "They have benefits over other gaians and birthday items and whatnot". And you still have a targeted group with access to a never-ending black friday sale.

Instead of recognizing those who have been on gaia since it's inception, or just older gaians in general.... you give these people recognition for often having deep pockets.

You no longer focus on the people anymore. It is all about maximizing Gaiaonline's profit gain. While the community has been asking you for specific work or specific parts of gaia, you blow them off and give them more ways to spend money. Since when have we had a rapid EI every two weeks?? You completely have most of us worried that Gaia is tanking fiscally and this is a last stitch effort to get back where you are supposed to be money-wise to run the company.

The reason why zOMG wasn't profitable was that it was rarely updated. Playing the same limited game over and over with a small community will obviously get boring and you would lose player base just due to that alone. It is almost as if you half-do a project, and just ignore it thinking that "well my baby is out in the world, and no matter what, it will bring us money".

Basically, this Club Verge thing annoyed me since:
1) Gaians who play on here, chat with everyone, are helpful to the rest of the users, and who were dedicated also deserve the same recognition.
2) We have been asking for updates for zOMG, the Inventory Editor, the Guilds, and several other parts of gaia and it's always been pushed on the back burner.
3) Recently you released the Angelic Halo making claims that not only did it release more to the public, but that the halo was just an elitist symbol. And yet, you just made an "elitist" club.

My two requests are that you update those parts of gaia that NEED to be updated....and if Gaia is tanking....please give us some warning. Not weeks, but months. Fiscal projections ftw.

In addition, I recently recieved a PM which completely annoyed me. I make a point not to buy gcash and yet I was sent this PM because I haven't purchased Gaia Cash before.

Title: A Special Bonus for First-Time Gaia Cash Buyers!
admin
If you haven't bought Gaia Cash before, now's a great time to try it out! As a special, limited-time treat for first-time Gaia Cash customers, we'll include a Teal Bonus Box with your first Cash purchase of $5 or more. When you open the Bonus Box, you'll get a choice of three fantastic free items:



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The Deadly Ansha item, which originally retailed for $4.99 in the Cash Shop.

A whopping 500,000 Gaia Gold, which you can throw about however you please in the Gaia Marketplace or Gold Shops.

Three Chance Items, which will each give you a shot at some of the rarest and most coveted items on Gaia!

So, want to double the value of your very first Cash purchase? There are plenty of simple and convenient ways to stock up on Gaia Cash:



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The absurdity of this PM is beyond belief to say the least. I can assure you that the rest of the gaian population was made aware of gaia cash after the recent stunts pulled, whether they buy gcash or not. It's one thing to make announcements up of new offers through the Cash Shop for being a first time buyer. However, there's quite a few things wrong with you having PM'd this "deal" to members who haven't spent Gaia Cash. For starters, it's rude; what if they haven't had the money to do so and you're just rubbing the shop in their face? Or what if they just don't want to? Seeing it shoved in their face can even cause them to grow a hatred for the store which can spread to them talking to their friends. Which can result in less cash coming in. Second, releasing an announcement would have been more beneficial to you. Members might have been more inclined to go talk to their friends about it and convince them to spend it themselves more easily, and in a far more welcoming, non-forceful method. Instead, you guys were just being inconsiderate of members and just thought, "Oh, this would be a great way to draw even MORE attention to the Cash Shop instead of fixing other features." You guys are just making yourselves out to be a money-hungry business now. We get it; you need money to keep the site running but this is just outrageous now.

So in conclusion, my questions are the following:
- Why is gaia suddenly so gcash-centric? Explanation please that isn't "Oh we just wanted some nice exclusives n____n"
- Why are those who are long time players not recieving the benefits beforehand? The people who were the backbone of gaia.
- Is gaia tanking? (straight to the point, I know.)
- Why is Gaia insistent on creating elitism when they've been so against it in the past?

If you have any questions or clarifications, I am sure the rest of the ATA would like to know, or you can feel free to PM me anytime.

-Niccolo

Hi Niccolo,

I can understand how the release of club verge can be seen as a distraction from the release of other features on Gaia. However, there's almost no programming needed for a store, as most of the work is artwork, we could release those features much easier. Within our engineering team, we're dedicating resources in the inventory arranger, that's one person, the favorites feature takes another engineer, events and pets take another two, then there's the community page, and we still need to handle security and bug fixes. Writing new features is never trivial, while doing things such as adding items or stores on code that had already been built years ago doesn't take more than a few hours. Hope that makes sense.

We've informed everyone about the state of zOMG and we have shared in multiple occasions, all the reasoning behind the decisions. I don't think I can cover more than what's already been told and shared, and I could only say that we've gave it our best shot for a full year because we love the game, and we still do. We just couldn't afford to do what we want after that period of time.
Narumi Misuhara
Quote:
- Why is gaia suddenly so gcash-centric? Explanation please that isn't "Oh we just wanted some nice exclusives n____n"

We're a business under new management that is trying to put in some best practices. There's a lot of ideas we've never tried. So we're giving them a shot.

Quote:
- Why are those who are long time players not recieving the benefits beforehand? The people who were the backbone of gaia.

can you be more specific to what your referring, the benefits of what? the new shop? The non-funder item...?

Quote:
- Is gaia tanking? (straight to the point, I know.)

No

Quote:
- Why is Gaia insistent on creating elitism when they've been so against it in the past?

We're not, but that is a side affect of putting in some of these best practices. :/

siskataya
Sanguinaura Bloodstone
I have to admit, sadly, that this gentleman has voiced some of my own uncomfortable ruminations and rumblings...

Must we need be afraid for any particular reason?

Gaia used to be a very fun 'people-centric' place and you could always count on random fun items and such popping up to surprise, not just and only on and during holidays or major events.

Now it seems almost...wistful, nothing to be had if you've not the gcash to purchase it.

Do you still enjoy your work, dearest Gaia, or has it become...a job?

No need to be afraid that I know of, and I am working on something I think is super fun for loyal members that has nothing to do with Gaia cash. As I've said previously, this is taking longer because there are more factors to consider, but something good is coming down the proverbial pipe. As for enjoying my work, you know I do! I know it sounds cliche, and I've said this many times before, but I love this site and this community. I think you are some of the most creative, compassionate, and fantastic people online. How could I not want work for such a community? biggrin


codemonkey37179
jonjon21428
is the /link function in towns 2 working? I do not know if it is just me.

It is working, though I noticed it doesn't always work the first time. I'm on the case............


Zero Omega
Kitalpha Hart
lanzer
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/210/2/3/hey_gaia__by_kitalphahart-d6fpzq0.jpg
I took the time to make this, and the pain to get to good Internet to upload the thing cuz the one at home can't upload worth crap. Appreciate it emotion_donotwant
And yes, you got called Lanz. Deal with it
Oh, and this part can be answered by anyone:
Where are the Cash Cards?! Closest city doesn't have them, the next closest two (hour or hour and a half drive away) don't have them either! What's the off-brand? Viximo or whatever?
Seriously, I ask about them and I get blank looks from the employees, even after I explain it. I'm not giving you guys my PalPay account or any of that, I like collecting the cards themselves
But noooooooooo, they're no longer to be found!
And games, non-Flash version
And affiliation with deviantART, so that I don't have to jump through hoops to get pics to load, and be able to use thumbnails instead of the full image like this one
I refuse to stick it in a spoiler where it can be easily ignored
Seriously. Give us a reason to like Gaia, not get even more annoyed because "no dev is available to do it right now" nonsense because all you care about nowadays is making money and not being nice to us
Or is it true that Gaia Online is dying?

Re: Cash Cards. Look for Zeevex or Ultimate Game Cards.

Gaia is not dying.


Princess Angelishia
Keichoro
How's club verge doing? Do you plan on taking any of the feedback in consideration?

Yes, we are taking feedback into consideration! heart

We may be releasing some lower priced Verge items soon~


siskataya
Hey everyone!

Sorry I am late to the party - just got caught in some meetings, and about to run off for another in a few minutes.

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have given me your passionate (and sometimes spicy!) feedback on recent things like the Teal Bonus Box, Club Verge, etc. Whether or not you agree or disagree with recent sales, promotions, etc. I want you to know that I do, indeed, value your comments, feedback, and overall concern for the Gaia community. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me, and letting me know how you feel. It is very much appreciated!

And thank all of you who wished me a great weekend! I have to say that the ocean was super nice, and something I always find so relaxing. It made me happy, rested, and ready to take on new things! Anyone else love the ocean as much as I do? 3nodding

Be well! biggrin


Zero Omega
Sebikaku
Will you guys ever change the policy on signatures? Or at least make the punishments stricter? I see violating signatures left and right and it gets exhausting reporting them all the time, especially when they don't get enforced.

We do enforce the signature policy when they get reported, but keep in mind that we only have so many mods to go around and signature violations that do not involve the posting of explicit content/phishing/etc are not as high of a priority as other violations.


starzXnight
I Am A Gender Bender
starzXnight
I Am A Gender Bender
I asked this last time... but I worked hard to get a Candy Striper Candy Crown and it layered wrong with my angelic minis... any possible way there could be a fix for that?

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You can try posting it here ^^

I did over two months ago

Please keep in mind that that item may have been intended to layer in that manner sweatdrop


lanzer
2sarahgate
really gaia? centered site? i'm glad the majority say no or keep it choice.

also, when unblocking images using the link on forum pages, it doesn't unblock the ones in signatures, only in posts.

We're updating a lot of our templates and libraries, so part of the subject is to update the layout to be more modern. It's important to get everyone's feedback to see what makes sense.

Signature control is separately controlled under your preferences settings and is pretty basic, so there won't be specifics like image control unfortunately


lanzer
Krissim Klaw
So who is totally jealous I will be puppy sitting an adorable papillon starting next Thursday?

Also how is my adorable praying mantis companion item coming?

I have a puppy at home so I have my hands full. Have fun with your puppy!

As for the mantis, you might need to keep asking... sweatdrop


codemonkey37179
Mister Smash
i remember the Hollywood Servers actually supporting animated items a few days back but the next day they didnt and they have not since. any reason?

There must be a reason, but I can't find it yet.


Uncle Kenny
Little Dead Soldier
I don't remember Gaia being center.
Was it really?

Anyway, how is everyone?
I've very excited about Halloween and the event coming up. Will it be in towns? Or nah?

There will likely be aspect of the events in both.


siskataya
Auviora
Good evening everyone.

Last week I asked if you guys will ever make a full green colour-based evolving item one day, but got ignored. :c

We seem to be lacking matching green items. There are too many shades of green but not enough to match most of them.

I am not sure, but that sounds kind of neat! I could see something like that for Springtime! Of course, I don't make items, but I can pass the suggestion along. Any particular shade of green you'd recommend? biggrin


Zero Omega
Proletariat Porno
Why do so many of the technical questions and posts get ignored? It would make a lot of posters (At least me ) feel we aren't getting ignored straight out if you could at least post a quick "we aren't at liberty to share".

Technical/dev related questions are typically left to devs because they know the status/update of a feature. However, we only have a few devs who are able to do ATA and they get busy handling other questions. They cannot get to every question.


starzXnight
OptimisticRebel
When going through the forums, i see people wearing awesome items, only to find they have their equipped list set to private.
This may be out of choice, or simply due to users not noticing/ changing / bothering with their preferences.

Would it be possible to change the default setting for the "Equipped Items" list to be set to Public by default?

That way, those that don't want to display their items can still set it to private, and those that don't care can leave it.
This would help Gaians to discover more items more easily, while still allowing the freedom to switch the feature off.

I believe it is set to public by default O:


Sandokiri
bluetricity
How often does admin get reported?

Considering that admin delivers several types of PMs including marketplace and friend requests? I leave it to you to use your imagination, but it's fair to say that admin gets a fair share of reports. yum_puddi


Uncle Kenny
Yeata Zi
Howdy y'all!

I'm sorry I'm a little late.

My question is regarding the halloween event. The most recent Uncle Kenny GCD thread makes me curious. Do you plan on adding pieces from past events as a throw back for Halloween this year? Or was this thread more of an interest in event game mechanics?

I'm just curious. <3

I was just curious to see which event people liked the most as I had my beliefs and others I talked to had theirs. It's possible there will be nods or pieces of previous events in this one since it's the 10th anniversary but I can't guarantee anything yet. Plus, where would vagueness and surprise be if I answered directly?


Zero Omega
What Happens At Night
AHH I forgot to ask about Cash Cards! Have they been discontinued? Cause I use to be able to get them at gamestop like around christmas time and now it seems as though they don't have them anymore. Can you let me know where they are still available in america? Thank you! <3 I don't like to post my info on gaia i.e. credit card info. I rather just buy the cards with cash. It's like my ocd.

You'll want to look for Zeevex or Ultimate Game Cards. Most of our personally branded ones have been taken off store shelves by the retailers.


codemonkey37179
Fallen Angel In Exile
Can you allow other people to Towns 2, Rally, and Virtual Hollywood if they have a pretty bad computer, cause my computer won't let me download Flash Version 11.2 T^T

I'm guessing it must be a Mac? I wish I could, but I can't downgrade the code at this point.


lanzer
Lei_Trigar
Good evening guys,

1 Inventory Arranger update.... How much longer shall we wait? gonk gonk

2 Achievements... Are we still going to be getting the Gaia Game related ones? (zOMG!, fishing, pinball, tiles, etc)

3 Club Verge... What are your thoughts on releasing a Soul-Bound version of the July items at a much lower price? Like instead of $1k for the bundle, the soul-bound version could be around $100? It'll be basically for those who really can't afford them but really want the items and wear them.

4 New Loyalty programs... I've been hearing a lot of talk saying it'll be based on things like years on the site, posts made, etc. But no mention of Achievement Points, will they be included in it or do you guys have other plans for them? Also, will we be seeing these new rewards soon? (within a month or less)

5 Personal request... I've had a Alchemy issue happen to me exactly 2 Mondays ago, I know its still being looked into, but I'm just wondering if anything new has developed from it. Thanks!

6 Non-Gaia related... I remember reading that nearly everyone who works at Gaia has a 3DS, (must be nice getting all those tags!) so I'm wondering if any of you downloaded the new StreetPass games for it and if so, which is your favorite?

Added... Why is there no Tiger pet with a I AM pose yet!!?? gonk gonk

The arranger is coming along. QA should start soon after we get the UI sorted out.

No updates yet on expanding achievements. We're trying to get the current features done, then I think guild updates still hold priority

I'll forward the feedback to the team.

We do have plans for alchemy, haven't finalized the plans yet but it'll be more ways to make alchemy easier.

Mii Force is my favorite since I'm big Gradius fan. smile


Zero Omega
Kidd Kali
Why did yall take down the black butler forum?

It had slowed down, so we decided to go ahead and archive it. Hot Topics are not typically meant to be permanent forums.


codemonkey37179
IceTeaCandeloro
codemonkey
do you like monkeys or cats?
and hug me :u

*hugs*

I like both. Your question reminded me of a story. Once upon a time I wandered around with a traveling show. One of my friends had the same monkey for 30 years. One time when our route came close enough for me to visit my family. My mother had some kittens to give away and my friend took one, but it was the monkey (Mama-Monk) who took care of the kitten, and carried it on top of the show wagon so no one else could take it away from her. She stroked and held the kitten for some time.


DJ Helsing
Erogenous Jones
Hi Everybody!
Hope everybody had a good weekend and is back into the productive swing of working life once more! gonk

Anyway...I just got my program for Fan Expo in the mail today, and it list's Gaia as running a panel again this year, but the Off Site Meetups Topic makes no mention of it.
Add that to the fact that the last time I asked this in an ATA, I was told you weren't coming to Toronto this year, and well, let's just say Jones is confuzzled.

Will someone from Gaia be coming to Fan Expo in Toronto this year, or is whoever printed up their program sadly mistaken?

Thanks!

No we won't be attending this eyar.


Zero Omega
Tsukita-chan
I have a question!
the first time bonus GC spender... is legal if I use a mule to use the bonus and then transfer the extra gold to my main account? I use it in my second account since I wanted to buy a Pandaista.. but now I am not sure if is safe to send the item and the gold here in the next days....

That would be fine.


Uncle Kenny
Mewkshake
I know you've released a Frontier Skies Card Game, and I'm not sure if anyone's asked this yet, but do you guys plan on bringing back the old Frontier Skies game on Gaia?

It's not likely we'll bring back the whole game. We did bring the hunting portion of the game back for last Thanksgiving and we'd like to bring it back as a standalone mini-game but right now we don't have the resources to put on it.


Zero Omega
SASHAFlERCE
Will all inactive accounts be deleted so we can have a chance to have their usernames? gonk

Not currently planned to do this, sorry.


Princess Angelishia
Muste01
Is it possible that black friday sales will be actual sales rather than items that cost $50 that I cannot afford both in real cash and gold?

As others are asking. Are you tanking? If you need financial help people will donate to help keep the site running.

Good luck and good day.

Hi there!

Usually the sales have had a wide variety of prices. For instance, while we had some really special (and pricey) items in the summer sale, we also had items like Patches the Pup, which cost as little as 139 GC.

And as previously mentioned a few times: The current economy is tough on everybody, but no, we're not 'tanking' and as far as I know, Gaia Online will continue thriving on the web for the foreseeable future! As far as donating, you are welcome to contribute by buying Gaia Cash if you like the items and features we put out. 3nodding

You have a good day as well! c:


Sandokiri
125th
How often do you look through Forum Assistant applications?

Periodically. I'm sorry to be non-specific on that; but it depends on several things.

-What other projects are we doing?
-How many FAs do we currently have? (67.)
-How many mods do we have?

There are other factors, but by and large those are the big three.

So, much like mod apps, these FA apps will be reached in their own good time. 3nodding


Zero Omega
MistressMinako
Also, are you sending DJ Hellsing to Otakon?

Currently planned according to the conventions page:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/conventions


lanzer
Theboybailey
Will there ever be ways to actually change the shape of your avi's body?

All items are based on the shape of the avi's body, so if we release anything such as leg mods, they stop working with other items. That's why there aren't other ways of changing the shape of your avi's body.

Thanks for joining us on this week's ATA. We'll see you all next week!
confused Its a bit hard to search for the answer for my question one by one with just using dates.
I lost my ring in zomg although I don't salvage it. It already at level 5 and it gone just like that. Can you please explain to me how that happen?
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Learned Informer

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-Rosemaryien-
confused Its a bit hard to search for the answer for my question one by one with just using dates.
I lost my ring in zomg although I don't salvage it. It already at level 5 and it gone just like that. Can you please explain to me how that happen?
Hm...have you checked your regular site inventory and verified that the Ring isn't anywhere in there?

There's a chance that it's still in your regular inventory and the game itself failed to recognize it. If so, the ring could show up correctly the next time you load the game. If it's truly gone from your inventory, you should probably send a PM to Zero Omega or siskataya asking them to look into the missing Ring problem; they may be able to grant you another Ring that's just like the one you lost.
Platonix
-Rosemaryien-
confused Its a bit hard to search for the answer for my question one by one with just using dates.
I lost my ring in zomg although I don't salvage it. It already at level 5 and it gone just like that. Can you please explain to me how that happen?
Hm...have you checked your regular site inventory and verified that the Ring isn't anywhere in there?

There's a chance that it's still in your regular inventory and the game itself failed to recognize it. If so, the ring could show up correctly the next time you load the game. If it's truly gone from your inventory, you should probably send a PM to Zero Omega or siskataya asking them to look into the missing Ring problem; they may be able to grant you another Ring that's just like the one you lost.


Thanks for your advice. I already check in my inventory and yes it still there. However, the ring still would not show in the game although i had loaded it few times already since I lost it for couple of days (I don't remember the exact time). I just didn't know where to ask and this forum give me opportunity. smile
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August 5th

lanzer
Hello everyone,

August is already here and the summer days are getting hotter. It's so hot I just feel like staying home during the weekends. ToT;;;; Have anyone made plans for your remaining summer break?

The main features such as inventory arranger is getting closer to completion, but please hang tight and we'll have more to share when it's finally ready.

Welcome to ATA!


Uncle Kenny
Ebony the Peacian
Uncle Kenny
Ebony the Peacian
Hello everyone!

Uncle Kenny talked about Guilds v.2 in last week's ATA; the Gaia Guild Community is elated to hear about this! We're so excited and grateful. Can you provide us with any further details about Guilds v.2's release, what features we can expect, etc?

Many thanks! yum_cupcake

We have yet to scope it out or plan what all we'll include in the release so unfortunately I don't really have much to say except we're planning on working on it xD.

Thank you for responding! emotion_bigheart

Would you be willing to engage in a dialogue with the Gaia Guild community in some way (a discussion thread, etc.) as you continue to work on this project? There are numerous issues, big and small, that we bring to the table as far as guild updates, and we would love to be able to discuss them with you in an open setting -- like Codemonkey, and the Towns 2.0 thread.

Once we get closer to starting development/planning, it's something we can consider.


Uncle Kenny
IceTeaCandeloro
http://i.imgur.com/jLpaiic.jpg
zelo abuse admins?
Last week I had a cold but I had got better from it ;w;.
Everyone I drew expect zelo is supposed to be a meme face guess XD!
And as for a question for you admins will there be any mini-events coming along soon and contract /人◕‿‿◕人?

I'd like to have some more mini-events soon but I can't guarantee anything because of how busy I am currently.


Zero Omega
hidden puppet
H-hello I found an ad that might be a scam. I am not 100% sure >.< I how can I report it?

-bows- please forgive me for asking I looked in the FAQ/help and the link to the thread was not letting me in >.<

Here you go!
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/bug-report-technical-support/how-to-report-inappropriate-ads-on-gaia-updated-procedure/t.85330633/


codemonkey37179
Monchary
so
why is gaia still up and running

because of the pure awesomeness of it's community.


lanzer
Dinkaw
Hello everyone!

Do you have any plans or updates for the arenas?
It seems like such a waste of a good feature now nearly forgotten.

Our last attempt to update the arenas left us hanging, but we definitely want a new update for the project. It's something we'll look into after we start working on Guilds.


Zero Omega
zfr
Question about Club Verge (Joining)

Say I were to switch accounts,
Like make a new account and a new username.
With transferring all my friends and items to the new account.

Is there some sort of Identification process one could go under,
to be about of Club Verge on their new account?

I mean I have it on this account.
I'm apart of the club rightfully so.
So could my hard work be transferred?
O:

Currently I don't believe we'd be able to force you into the shop because it looks at the Gaia Cash purchases on your current account.


Zero Omega
Dezi Togami
I never understood. What's your rule in a summery on asking if someone wants an art commission in forums?
Cause I kind of want to know...

Also, a while back a friend got kicked and banned from gaia for saying he has an account on a different site and wanted to know who plays on that site. Why was that if it wasn't self adverting a web site?
Is it in the terms of Sevres that you can't mention other sites?

You may offer to buy/sell commissions in the appropriate forums. Any real life commissions must be done off the site. As for your friend, it sounds like there is more to the story than what he is saying, you can advise him to file a ban appeal at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help


Uncle Kenny
Lady Saxophone
Hi guys.
So... how's the Halloween event.

In pre-production!


Uncle Kenny
Shhh Im Sleeping
Are there going to be new Halloween items and an event?

But of course.


Uncle Kenny
OV8ION
Are the Mystery Friend and soul of fluff items still viable for the pet system? Or were they only usuable for the summer event, and now they're just nostalgia clutter?

At the moment, they're just for the event. We may give them a use at a later date though.


Zero Omega
Prince Wesker
Zero Omega
Prince Wesker
@ Admins

gaia_diamond

I've been having issues with my Gcash not being rewarded to me, I've made a thread in the Bug Report & Technical Support & Site Feedback and I have got no response at all. For all the Gcash I'm not receiving I could have an extra 100-200cash. Can I pm one of you admins and maybe get some help on this issue, or do I have to pm the provider? Ex: View 11, etc.

Also
I'm not the only one having this problem.

Please file a ticket about this at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help, our billing staff will be able to assist you.

Well this is from videos itself, I haven't spent money on the site. Should i still file a ticket?

Yup!
Arro Copperkey
For this issue please file a ticket in our help center and if you can provide screenshots of the videos that you watch, but aren't receiving cash for~


Zero Omega
l The Huntress Artemis l
When will we be able to trade Gaia cash? :O

No plans for this currently! So not anytime soon!


Uncle Kenny
I Am A Gender Bender
Hey admin. I was wondering if there were any plans on updates for Fishing... Especially for Gambino, there isn't much profit in that lake anymore and I was wondering if there was any plans for it.

I also had a bizarre idea for new rares for each lake. Same times like the old rares and could be exchanged up from the larges of the new fish... just to give fishing another boost.

I also would like to know what fishing item you plan to make out of driftwood.

smile

I have ideas for things I'd like to do but right now we don't have any plans to update things.


codemonkey37179
QTcutie
Been here since forever, but this is my first time posting in ATA emotion_yatta Last time was my first time lurking, but if these are repeated questions, forgive me n.n;;


1) Are there anymore updates for housing/towns in mind?
If yes, is transporting from one town to another part of it?
If no, can you guys think about it? It's sort of annoying to have to go back to Gambino each time you want to switch towns ;;;

2) New furniture, maybeh?

3) Spoilers for guilds updates?

4) Spoilers for inventory updates?

5) Will the marketplace be updated?
Meaning mostly small changes, such as the fact that MTV items still show that they are available from stores and items unavailable in stores show they can be bought for 1 gold.

6) Why can't we trash the item Nautilus?

7) Speaking of marketplaces, do you guys have an

economist/accountant/person-who-chooses-prices-for-things?
Honestly, the only big gripe I have about GCash and all the items coming out for it is how badly it hurts the Gaia economy...

8 ) How does one apply to work at Gaia Interactive, Inc.?
I have been to the site and looked at the jobs tab, but there are no descriptions for application. Mainly asking due to last week's questions n.n;

9) Any info on sponsors listed for this year~?

10) More shoes, maybe?

11) Extras::
a) Any idea on how the progress on getting a chat feature is going?
b) Do you guys think zOMG! would ever be picked up again? I know it has been put back, but is it permanently retired?

Thank you for all your hard work over the years~ Have an awesome Monday!

1, yes. Use bookmarks for now, but you can walk from one neighborhood to another if in the same town. Yes, we can think about it.

2. Maybe

3. No

4. No

5. Probably

6. I don't know

7. Yes

8. Gaiainteractive.com

9 No

10 No clue, but I would guess so.

11. a. Yes
b. No
Zero Omega
8. If there are no jobs listed, it means that we currently are not looking to hire.


Zero Omega
zOMG Loverly
Zero Omega

A few questions about Club Verge.
How will we know what items will be removed from the shop and when?
At the beginning of this month, I assumed we would get a notice or at the least a guild announcement of the arrival of new items or the end of old ones kinda how we get when the Cash Shop updates but instead, nothing.

Dunno the answer to this, can pass along the feedback.


Uncle Kenny
Mermaid Marmalade
Hi admins! I was wondering, will we be seeing an appearance from The Overseer in any events/storyline in the near future? c: He's a fave of mine.

Probably won't be in the Halloween event but I can't speak for the main storyline manga.


Xya
PrettyLittleCupcake
I also miss the meebo toolbar. Why was it even removed, again?

Google bought and pulled the service so it was removed since it wouldn't work any more sad heart


Uncle Kenny
Fearleader
Why can't "Game" items be arranged in the old inventory arranger? Some of those Game items would look good in my Gaia home, but I can't move them.

Cause it's old.


Uncle Kenny
OtakuKat
Are there plans to hire zomg developers? I miss playing this game, but I can't advance in the story due to a bug. 8<

At the moment, we have no plans for further zOMG development.


codemonkey37179
Mooglet
I'm just curious if theres anything being developed that any of you guys are super excited about?? And if any details could be leaked ;p

There is a project coming up, that I am super excited about. It is related to what we released in Labs a few months ago.


lanzer
Dovuhkiin
I can't help but spend my gold
Are you guys planning on making a bank? or some place where I can just store my gold and not look at it?
gonk

Sorry there isn't a bank feature at the moment. Many Gaians would purchase a high priced item only to sell it later when they need the gold, would that work?


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

7/30 - Reap. heart

As for you admins, what is your favorite item from club verge and why?
And can you give us an idea of what items you plan on releasing next? 3nodding

My favorite item from Club Verge is Jada~ ! heart
Aaaaand we will be releasing... more awesome things!


Zero Omega
DatYandereGirl
Do you guys have any plans to fix the Moderator Application system?

I use Chrome and even when I submit the mod app form it takes it, but when I wish to see my 'status', it just refreshes to the page you guys linked in the thread

I don't think you can actually check the status of your mod app.


codemonkey37179
Xx_Angels_Tale_xX
I think it would be nice if we could use the tv in Towns 2 besides seeing the gaia warning commercial thingy all the time. Is it possible if we could use Youtube shows to make a playlist and let everyone who is invited to our home see it? Like the old theater room we used to have but in our home.

It is technically possible, I think, but so much more on our list. I'll try to add move vids soon.


Uncle Kenny
edokitty
will the upcoming Halloween event involve towns 2?

I'm hoping for something in forums as well as flash related.

It will have elements in both areas.


codemonkey37179
TeezyCat
I was wondering, after Gaia opens their 18+ site, if they plan to shut this site down? Or will they keep both sites?

No, Gaia will still be here.


DJ Helsing
iiilullaby-katie
1) can we have more outfit slots for purchase? ninja

2) any plans to update the app so we could access guilds? or app updates in general?

edit:
is there a ways to spend our itunes money on gaia cash, from the app? i mean, theres other apps that you can buy things with itunes money.

Yes we have a official app called Gaia on the Go and you can use itunes money to get Gaia cash


lanzer
edikit
I made a thread about this a bit ago, and I'm thinking about making a petition, but maybe someone here can let me know if it would even be an option...

Would Gaia ever consider developing an API? Or might there be too many security risks to make it a feasible option?

We're definitely open to API's that would support information from avatars to post information. Anything in particular you have in mind?


codemonkey37179
m a n g o m e l l o n
codemonkey37179
m a n g o m e l l o n
Perhaps a silly question, but...
Are some/all of you sitting together and discussing the questions people ask in here before you answer?

Or are you all just in your separate places doing your own thing?

Sometimes we talk about it, but 90% of the time we just answer if we know the answer.

Pretty cool. I guess I was just picturing you all sitting at a long table with your laptop talking about some things and just typing away. Also, you guys could get a big whiteboard and just jot down ideas that you find interesting that come from gaians during this.

Though I'm sure you already do >.<

We usually copy the post to an email. That way, we don't have to get up from the computer and miss ata.


lanzer
Soul of Kyr
1. When will we finally get the Long Double Pigtails in other colors than red, white or pink?? Such as Dark Purple, Green, Orange?? Some of us are NOT cosplaying Sailor Moon.

2. In Houses, there is a lot of items that don't sit right. Things like doors on the walls and items on tables and such....are you going to fix this?? Because it annoying that you put something in the corner, on the floor and it ends up 6 inches up the wall or you put a door on the wall and it ends up at least 2 inches away from the wall....we never used to have that problem.

3. Can I has a Lolli??

Might take some time, but there will be more hair updates that might include more pigtails.

We are considering more and better housing items, and will probably address those problems at the same time. Will need to finish up the pets project first though.


Zero Omega
Cimeara
*sigh*
Look, I recognize how unlikely it is that you answer my questions here, because I ask serious ones and I don't just say how cool everything is, or care about personal matters like what films you like and how your pets are doing.

But I can't post in "Site Feedback" either, because I don't believe anyone on staff reads it and I'm tired of other people jumping on me to the point that it really feels like "drink the Kool-Aid or leave".

I've been here nearly 10 years. I LIKE Gaia. I WANT to help warn you when I think you're losing track of the community in pursuit of the business side. Yes, I recognize you need cash to survive! (But if people tell me I need to treat Gaia solely as a business, then I certainly won't care about your pets, ya know?)

So even if you guys don't want to answer me here or in Site Feedback, do you at least notice?

Actually, contrary to popular belief, we're always keeping an eye on SF, GCD, and we try to read as many posts within ATA as we can even though we don't reply to everything. So we still hear your feedback.
Uncle Kenny
We see everything. We're a lot more aware of things than most give us credit for. Our ninjas are everywhere.


Zero Omega
Shhh Im Sleeping
Can you get banned for changing your birthday? My friend made a mistake when creating her account and is afraid she will get banned if she changes her Bday

We really do like people being honest when they give us their birthday. If her birthday isn't correct, it would be okay for her to change it.


Zero Omega
Castle Town
Zero Omega
Castle Town
What do you do if someone is trolling you and changes their username to something regarding you? In this case I have a guy who changed his name from Mr Fleetwoods to Castle Town is uber gay.. ALL IN ALL his username is 100% accurate LOL but it's still a form of trolling amirite? :')

Correct.

So I just let it be then or is there a report form?
There is no "Report username" button ;__;

File an Abuse/Harassment report:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/gaia/report.php?r=7


starzXnight
Soubi-chu
Hi guys, happy Monday ^^ No summer plans.. I don't really
get any vacation days at work since they made me use them
all earlier in the year when they were 'firing me' >.> But my
fun times will be coming in October!

I actually have a question and I feel like a dope..
I was awarded a Mythrill Coin by Zero Omega for winning a
contest but I don't know how to use the item to get my gold.
I don't see any option to use the item.. am I just blind? sweatdrop

You sell the coin back for gold ^^


Zero Omega
Satanic Automatonic
I have another question for you, Omega!
Why don't my PMs send as soon as I click send and they pend in the outbox?

Sometimes my PMs sit in there for over a week...

Anything in the "Outbox" hasn't been read by the person you sent it to.
Anything in the "sentbox" has been read.

It's a little weird that way.


Uncle Kenny
Dazzling Sunshine
Uncle Kenny
Donkk
Hi there.
This question has probably already been asked, but I don't think I've seen it been answered..
Will there be another chat bar coming?
I kinda miss having an instant chat message thing. ;o

We have one we like but currently don't have anyone free to implement it.

So that means that there will be a new chat coming soon? :3

Once we have the resources to implement it, we hope to, yes.


Zero Omega
Fosters Quartermaine
There's rumor that, with gaia peddling all these cash items, that gaia has no money and runs the risk of shutting down.
Is that true?

No.


Sandokiri
iCaptainStruggle
will gaia go back were you can make your own rally rooms and hollywood rooms and when version 10.5.8 can go on it again

Not sure about if/when you could make rooms; and as far as I know 10.5.8 will not be supported for Towns 2.

Actually, to be more accurate, Flash 10 will not be supported for Towns 2, since it uses features that were added in Flash 11. It just happens that for Apple users, Flash 11 requires 10.6.___.


codemonkey37179
OV8ION
Does Lanzer work at Gaia full-time, or does he just have a Monday night gig?

He's here all week. (tip your servers)


lanzer
After Midnight Booty Call
Would it be possible for you to get a Pokemon sponsor? I'd love to see items based off a few Pokemon and characters from the show/games.

Nintendo was never big into sponsorships, otherwise I'd love to see Pokemon or Animal Crossing partnerships.


Uncle Kenny
Mizu Takishima
Would it be possible to use Kickstarter to help out zOMG?

Also I'm really bad at thinking of questions, I just wanted to be able to participate in one of these for once! smile

We have no plans to put focus on zOMG currently through Kickstarter or any other means.


codemonkey37179
rose-zoey
can gaia pls make mecha neko available for everyone not only ppl of the US

Whenever something is made available to the US only, it is due to licensing restrictions. We don't have a say in the matter. Usually though, these items will find their way to the marketplace.


lanzer
epicmurder
Hello staff,i was wondering when Phin Phang will get an update? And if the older fish will ever return, like mermaids and gwees? c:

It's something that's in the back burner. We just need to adjust the price and payout and we can put them back in the store. Will let you know when we look into the matter again.


Uncle Kenny
epicmurder
Updates for Phin Phang anytime soon? And when will the new pet system be released ? ninja

Probably not and soooooooooon.


Zero Omega
Kvatheo
I get to practice Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz for Seating Auditions! I'm a cellist at UofL (IRL, Go Cards, National Champs!)

Hope everything's going well in San Jose. Is there a plan for another Gaians Gone Wild Softball tournament this year? Always fun to watch.

Not at the moment, just not enough people willing to play. Good luck with practice!


Sandokiri
pistoIs
how many admins are there actually??

7. Note that number only includes those of us bearing an orange name.


Uncle Kenny
KoTToS
With the Frontier Skies card game on the horizon, any chance we will ever get it back on the main site?

It's not likely that we'll bring the full game back but we did bring the hunting game in it back for last Thanksgiving and hope to bring it back again in the future.


Zero Omega
Sisky would like to say that she's sorry she cannot make it, she was stuck in lots of meetings.


lanzer
Staring Berry
Why can't we access guilds on the gaia moble app?

Guilds is still running on older system and we plan to upgrade guilds, then right after that, porting it over to mobile app would take no time.


Zero Omega
R3b3liousMeldody
How do we remove an account? and if it is can you get it back?

You can file a ticket at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help to have your account closed, if you wish to have it opened in the future, you would have to file a new ticket.


lanzer
Wingbutt
How often do the artists actually look at and address the avatar glitches/layering error thread?

Many artist check on a weekly basis, any particular problem you're looking at?


lanzer
By the way Waffles says hi

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Zero Omega
2sarahgate
Zero Omega, 2sarahgate
2sarahgate
why is it that when a thread has a symbol as the first character, the quote notice says you're quoted in "no subject"?
and yet if you get a tip notice, it shows the thread title, with all symbols?

[brief misunderstanding that leads to Zero saying he doesn't know]

go poke a dev so they can answer? o.o

Narumi says because it's broken.
Kenny says it's a bug.


Zero Omega
AlliSweetie
is ChiefReporterKevin a mod or something? he just messaged me for my account pass and user and other stuff? should i report him?

No he's not a mod. Yes report him. No Gaia staff will ever ask for your password.
starzXnight
Please report them ^^ Please keep in mind that staff members have colored usernames and will never ask you for your password.


DJ Helsing
Katyasha_fox
I got a question: I'm going to GenCon and I notice you guys are going as well are you going to sell at your booth if you have on or not the Frontier Sky's game?

We will be at gencon but we will not have a booth.

We have a event at 1pm on Thursday Friday and Sunday

The gamesalute booth will have preorders of frontier skies and demos to play


lanzer
mistyrain1987
is waffles reeaally ur pet irl?

Yup I often make guest appearances on Waffles's Facebook. smile


lanzer
Thank you for joining us this week. See you all next Monday! Hope it doesn't get any hotter this week!
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Romantic Hunter

11,450 Points
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Yeah, now I know my question hasn't been asked yet for next time...

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*Runs off into the distance to do some more office work*
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Learned Informer

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August 12th

lanzer
Hello everyone!

It's the second week of August already, and we're once again seeing all the "back to school" sale plastered everywhere. So how many of you here are prepping for school? Or are you part of the work force and missing the 2 month summer break that you used to get?

Everyone is still heads down working on features this week. Inventory arranger is looking promising but it still need to be working with trading, marketplace, and everywhere that shows inventory. More info next week.

Let's get started!


siskataya
Sebikaku
Parexus
What's the possibility of getting a sponsorship with Sentai Filmworks for a K-ON! RIG in Mecha Neko?
http://www.bubblews.com/assets/images/news/750623277_1370937701.jpg

I would love this! They make Tamako Market too, don't they!? emotion_kirakira

I can pass the suggestion along! biggrin
lanzer
I'm not sure who distributes K-on in North America, but if it's someone we worked with before then there's a chance. If a DVD release is upcoming, then we could have a sponsorship.


carbonphyber
Knight Yoshi
Is Carbonphyber here to night? I'm curious about the progress of the new BBcode parser he has been working on.
Side note, Carbonphyber. If you are online, I sent you a PM.
Soory. No updated on the BBCode parser. It still requires A LOT of optimizations before I can put it on a user-facing server for testing.


Zero Omega
Cherrieee
Is gaia ever going to come to Toronto, Canada? emo (convention wise?)

(and if I buy GC with my credit card, what will stop it from freezing my items? How many time will I have to use my card until it trusts that there is money on it? xd )

As long as you are using all the same information as your first purchase it shouldn't freeze, if you've purchased from us before and it does freeze, go ahead and file a billing ticket at http://www.gaiaonline.com/help


Zero Omega
Nessess
What is the best way to apply for a job at Gaia Interactive?

This is coming from a Game Arts Major

Check our corporate website at http://www.gaiainteractive.com


Zero Omega
Dunzee
I know this sounds weird, but i've been using this site for years now and would love to keep using this site for a while. It's a great site full of great admins, great features and great features. There are rumors though, rumors that gaia isn't doing well financially. Is there any way you can put these rumors to rest?

We're not dying.


Zero Omega
Sasu-Temtem
Hello~ Happy ATA!

I was just curious, are we getting a new chat anytime soon?

We currently don't have developers we can put on it. They are busy with other features. We still have it in mind though.


codemonkey37179
DJ Twissta
Do you think there would be a possibility for a guest book for your home in towns 2.0?
There could be a report/block option on it as well to avoid people abusing the feature :3

It is an interesting idea. I'm just not sure where to find the time to do it.


Zero Omega
Lapsis Stella
Can we please, please, please, have the arena winners announced like the featured avatars are in the Gaia Blog? emotion_kirakira

Something I have noted down, haven't forgotten.


Zero Omega
Black Death Goddess
Hello oh great and benevolent gaia staffers/adminsters, I'd like to start off this ata with a request. Could you make a rule that nobody is allowed to have the word ADMIN in there name? I had a recent idiot individual try and phish my password, and they had the word A-D-M-I-N in their name.

I just think that nobody should be allowed to have that title because they may try and scam others here.

I can pass along the suggestion to improve our username blocking feature to look for wild card situations like that, dunno when it can get done though.


siskataya
Soul of Kyr
1. What is Gaia's obsession with White and Gold and Pink about?? Since those seem to be the most dominant colors, especially in REIs and CIs.

2. What real use are the Concept Cars??

3. How come when I buy the CI, I don't get an entry for that Contest?? Even though by supposedly buying the CI, I should of gotten an Entry?? Since that is in the Rules.

4. Can I has a Lolli??

Thanks for the questions!

Regarding the colors in REI's and CI's, I am not sure we have an obsession as much as we've had lots of people request those colors. Which colors would you like to see more often?

The concept cars are there so people can use them Rally - and they look fun and funky!

Regarding the entries for purchasing cash shop items that are 99 Gcash or more, these purchases and entries are being logged by the system so there is no physical item for these, but they are being recorded!

Here, have a lolipop! @----


starzXnight
jessie3405
Where can I find more wing stickers?

Wing stickers usually appear around the time that we have events ^^ You can also get a wing sticker by voting in the monthly polls


Uncle Kenny
Oh Lonesome Me
Uncle Kenny
Castiel Lover
If (perfectly operational) guilds are being updated before the (completely broken and not practically useable) alchemy system, when can we expect to see work being done on alchemy? 2013? 2014? 2015???

Why is this not a high priority? Yes, we've waited forever for guilds, but you know what? We expected to wait more. GUILDS ARE NOT BROKEN. Alchemy is. Alchemy affects everyone. Not everyone uses guilds.

Guilds lack many of the features that forums now have and we have stated for awhile that it was our goal to bring it up to speed so the experience across the site is the same. Alchemy will be tackled once we have resources to tackle it, just like a new chat bar/feature. I can't really say where it's prioritized overall, just that it will be worked on when its turn comes up.

How do you not have to resources to fix Alchemy, but have the resources to possibly make a whole new site?

Gaia Online resources are not the entirety of resources for the company. We use the resources designated for the site, for site features. All of the resources we have for the site are currently busy working on other features/projects.


DJ Helsing
Kiarra-Chan
In regards of the most recent Staff Alert:
Why make the Security Deposit worth GCash?
If so... How much?

It's still just a idea at this point. We are just gathering user feedback on the concept.


Zero Omega
Kiarra-Chan
Zero Omega
Kiarra-Chan
Zero, your animated Halo is acting all funny. O^O;

Damn right it is.

...Uh... what is wrong with it & is it going to effect other animated items?

I actually have no idea what you're seeing, it looks normal to me.
Zero Omega
Kiarra-Chan
The halo sparkles have these black boxes around them & whenever it shines it sends of a black oval.
...It's kinda cool looking. ;;>.>

Think that might be your computer.


Uncle Kenny
Xklusiv
Will the upcoming pet system be purely cosmetic, or are there any plans to make a game out of it (think battle system)?

There will be all sorts of things that can be done with pets, though a battle system isn't included just yet.


Arro Copperkey
King Wesker
@ Zero Omega or any admin that may know?

1)
I made a ticket last week to get some things fixed, I was having issues with Gcash videos not rewarding correctly. I was told that day that it was just fixed, and thus I'm still having issues with videos not rewarding. There is also a sponser under the "View SupersonicAds BrandConnect Videos" that is hosted by gaia and that sponser hosted by Gaia. Has not rewarded me not once!

I've taken screen shots of each time it "rewards" me and it has a total of Gcash earned when all the videos are done.
Any idea if this is getting worked on?

2)
I have videos to repeat for example: One video rewards 5cash, and the next video is the same exact one and also rewards 5cash but never rewards ( repeat videos have never rewarded me). Is that a script problem or a loop problem within gaia coding?

We are currently looking into these issues and finding ways to keep Gaians from experiencing sponsor videos that do not give out Gcash when they should. 3nodding


siskataya
Cimeara
Oh right, I need to ask something pointed:
Why is that when you add something to your wishlist, the notices all say "Your item X is now available in the Marketplace for Y" when "Y" is the -average- price and not the actual lowest price of what's being offered?

I wish I knew! I HATE when it tells me there is a Grizzly Bear hat for sale and there isn't. Makes me crabby! scream

I can pass this along and see if anyone is able to sort it out. No guarantees on when this might be able to be fixed though! biggrin


Zero Omega
Kahlan_BrightBlade
Can the AMC forum please get some forum assistants? Since the mods are busy and most of the threads need to be moved are ones that aren’t serious violations some forum assistants would be nice.

Also, could the AMC forum also get that Recommendation sub-forum. The threads for those keep happening more frequently.

Also, Recolor for the Ghostly Hookah item please?

I thought the AMC for an influx of FAs recently, remember the AMC if a fast moving forum so it may not seem like stuff is getting moved, but it is. Yeah, we're still aware of the request for a Recommendation sub-forum, not a huge priority at the moment but we know the request is there.


Uncle Kenny
Jin Love
With the 18+ site being in the works, will this effect gaia? How much more attention will the 18+ get, and will that effect the attention this site gets?

The Devs currently working on the site, will continue working on the site.


siskataya
Kahlan_BrightBlade
Another question

Sisky I read once you were planning to streamline the stickies right..do you know exactly when that’ll be done?

Should be finished pretty soon - it's been an ongoing project! I hope to have it finished in a few weeks if possible. I'm getting some extra help since I am swamped with work right now eek heart


Uncle Kenny
IIII Aveox IIII
Will you be partnering with 343 Industries to something? And have cool new Halo items?

Would be awesome but don't know of any plans to do so just yet. Have their people contact our people.


Zero Omega
Oh Lonesome Me
So what happened to the AMC cleanup deal? Right now it's as dead as a doorknob, with that sticky taunting us about something that doesn't seem to ever be coming...

Something we still want to do, just haven't had the time to.


Uncle Kenny
AevaI
Uncle Kenny
AevaI
anymore new achievements coming out?

Yes

ooooooo when?! emotion_kirakira

Soon? Dunno really, when I manage to finish them.


Uncle Kenny
iCaptainStruggle
Is gaia gonna increase the amount of gold you get of of killing enemies on zOMG cause it takes a long time to get gold

No, there are no plans to increase the gold given out through zOMG.


Uncle Kenny
the dragon craft
I want to know why the admins wont put atleast one dev on zomg instead of working on club verg more users play zomg then any other feature on gaia

1) Because no one in the company knows how zOMG's code works/how to fix it.
2) Incorrect


Uncle Kenny
TheSexyDarkMagicianGirl
i have an issue I would like to bring to your attention. I want to know why we have to have 2% of the sales we make in the marketplace taken from us? It isn't fair to gaians, who spend a lot of time trying to sell item their stuff to make money, just to have 2% of it taken away. We should get ALL of the money from our sales in the marketplace. What do you even do with the money you take from us? Give it to yourselves? If so, that is wrong, and you are wronging us gaians. Please respond to this asap with your answer. Also, just get rid of the 2% tax fee in the marketplace as well.

It's a gold sink to counter inflation. All the gold from it just gets deleted from the economy entirely.


siskataya
Ourania Mei
Thank you for everything you've done.

Suggest in general. Although I do pay for GCash and I'm in Club Verge I would like to see some rewards for other members who do not pay. Gaia mentioned that you're going to reward them based on how many comments and how long they've been active, but we haven't really seen that. Are there plans in motion that we might see in the near future?...

On a high note, it's really lovely that Gaia advertised member-run events. heart

Hello! Welcome to AtA! And I'd like to clarify for you a bit about the loyalty program. What I've said before was that we are actively working on this, but that it takes more time to determine what constitutes "loyalty" in a way that can be quantified than it does, say, to determine cash spent over time. So it is not that there is no ETA because a loyalty program "doesn't involve cash", there is no ETA because it is still being worked out and is taking longer due to the nature of the requirements.

Finally, I would encourage you to stop by the free Sharkpocalypse mini-event and grab your free Sharkicane item if you haven't already. There is also a fun contest in there and you could score some fun prizes if you win! Both of these are free to join in the fun! biggrin

Hope this helps! ^^


Zero Omega
Six Mekhane
When are you going to fix this?


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I'm hoping this tremendous drama llama was a kick in the butt.

The warning is based on what it pulls from the average buy price, if there is no average buy price, then a warning can't be posted because there is no "common" price for the item that has been established.


starzXnight
IIII Aveox IIII
Will there be a possibility of managing item layerings? Because I waste thousands of golds only to be disappointed.. I wish tektek had proper layer viewing...

You can actually test if the items will layer properly by going here. Type in the name of the item into the search bar and set the toggle to "All Gaia" for any items that you may not own.


lanzer
Sebikaku
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14/30 - Reap. heart

Happy Monday everyone at Gaia HQ! This Monday is quite an eventful one for me, two of my favorite pop stars (Katy Perry + Lady Gaga) released both of their lead singles today, so there is a lot of clashing between the fandoms right now. I also start school tomorrow, and I'm really not prepared. Anyway, enough about me, what about you guys?

gaia_spoons
    - Which do you prefer, Katy's "Roar" or Gaga's "Applause?"
    - Can you give us a taste of what to expect for the pet system?
    - What made you guys decide on Cygnus running the shop alongside Jet?
    - Can one of you convince reapersun to draw Cygnus slash, that'd be great. emotion_drool

We're spending a lot of time deciding customization options right now, and figuring out ways to have many colors as opposed to pre-fixed colors. can't wait to see that in action.


Uncle Kenny
Lily Waterleaf
Uncle Kenny
Lily Waterleaf
Was wondering about the use of the Quick Reply button with page contests?
Because it allows people to spam there way to the set page number and more or less guarantee a win.
What was the intent behind the Quick Reply button?

To offer a quick way to reply to a thread?

lol this is turning out to be a lot harder to word properly than I thought it would be
With page contests the quick reply allows people to quickly spam their way to the designated page, giving that person an unfair advantage over people that are conversing in the same thread and the spammer naturally is getting the prize and everyone else looses out.
The issues with speed posting is that something that is being left to contest holders to figure out?

Yeah, that's not really a development issue since that's the intended functionality of the feature. Any user is free to use it so it doesn't leave anyone at a disadvantage by default, it's their choice as to whether they use it. It'd be up to the contest holder to say something like "max of 5 posts per minute" or something that would establish their own posting limits beyond the regular server filters.


lanzer
Tannsi
Hey there! I have a couple questions. smile

1. Is there a way to see your active logins or past log ins? I installed Gaia on the Go and have been recently using it more and more often because I am horribly addicted to Gaia and I was just curious.

2. I couple months ago, I asked about an account of mine that had been banned fro being underaged. I was over 13 when Gaia was created (I can't remember how anyone got the idea that I was under 13, OR anything like that, but I totally understand why it was banned) and I asked about it, and was told to send an email with something like a drivers license to an email - I forgot the email! What is it? Do I need to send anything else with my drivers license (a note scanned as well)? It's okay that I blur out my address? Currently my scanner is dead, so a picture of it is all right, right? Thanks!

3. My third question is kind of serious. I noticed a user who had a Facebook page, and he was offering raffles for his giveaway in exchange for votes on his sister's mommy-blog. Personally, I was really sad for the mommy-bloggers. D: But I also believe it was offsite trading. Is it? I reported it just in case, but if it wasn't, I want to be sure I don't take up space for more important reports and so on. :3.

Last note! I read happened to click Sisky's sig and I found it totally inspiring. Great job! I put on a lot of weight when my husband was diagnosed with cancer, and I've currently taken off around 55lbs, and reading your journal has inspired me to push even further!

The achievement system keep track of logins but there isn't a viewable log unfortunatley.

Just talk to a Gaia admin and we'll be able to help you out. Welcome!

The issue depends on what's being given away, but admins will be able to look into the issue and decide. Thanks for letting us know.


Zero Omega
im not a mango
Hey, just worried my question might have been missed because my images were kindof monstrous compared to the words.
lol

"I also had a quick question.
Is it okay to post a real life wishlist on my profile?
As in, post a list of real life objects I own or would like to own and provide links to the stores that sell them?
I've seen this done on other websites and I thought it would be really cute to post on my profile.
Is that considered offsite advertising and against TOS?
Or, is it okay?"

We talked about this a bit in the office, we've decided that so long as you aren't actively soliciting it (e.g., posting all over the forums, comments, PMs, etc), you aren't offering things for people who do buy you stuff, and the content you are linking to is appropriate for Gaia, it would be fine to have it in your profile or signature.


Zero Omega
nate-tmi
what do u do if we brake the tos ?

is it all "u get band"
or is there some suff users get away with Like 3 strikes your out

And how do u know if u brake the tos so i can keep track
i don't want to brake them but it can be tuff to know what is crossing the Line.
and what is stepping on it

Depends on what part of the Terms of Service you break and how severe you break it. Most stuff are warnings, some things are an immediate ban.


lanzer
x3rubiachica3x
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Can this be done? I like to hang around the exchange forum, and when people are trying to post links to their own stores, they often put up the incorrect link. I feel if we had this option in the drop down, it would be a lot easier for customers to find the seller's store. yum_puddi

That's a great idea. The tricky part is that not everyone have a store, and trying to go to a store that doesn't exist will probably end up in a dead end. Having to check for store status to we can hide the store link if no stores exist would be very taxing on the database. If just the link is good enough, then we can look into it.


Uncle Kenny
Cosmicleaves
Is the Halloween event going to have any surprises this year?

Oh, you can count on it.
Uncle Kenny
Beast Henshin
Uncle Kenny
Beast Henshin
Cosmicleaves
Is the Halloween event going to have any surprises this year?

To participate, please deposit 100GC

Nope

I guess I'll wait to see ;3

Honestly though, with all that's been going on, you don't seem that far off from pulling this.

(If you take my idea, though, you better cut me in.)

30% enough?

No, really though. The event will be free to enter just like every event before it. Like last Halloween/this Summer, there may be cash related options that help you get through the event faster but it isn't going to be required to participate. They're a give-back to the community and that's how I intend to keep making them.


lanzer
TheEpicOtaku
when is gaia going to fix the inflation problem, my gf asked about it at fanime and you guys said you were working on it but ive seen no changes at all with this problem i think that all item shouldnt be over 1mil can we please fix this soon gaia?

The inflation control comes from both gold sink and limiting gold payout on high paying games. Though as you can imagine, lowering gold grant on any games result in a lot of upset Gaians, so we've been hesitant in applying any changes yet.


lanzer
Domocx
maybe some
mobile apps where we can gain gaia gold ? for IOS and Android?

Yes we've been talking alot about mobile features that will let Gaians earn gold, since more and more people have smartphones now days. Nothing solid yet, but they'll probably be mini games.

Thanks for joining us for this week's ATA! See you all next week!
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August 19th

lanzer
Hello everyone!

Sorry about the Gaia Towns issues last week, it was a server problem that took a short while to fix. We do hope that one day Towns 2 will perform better than Towns 1, and there will be better hangout and games there.

Inventory arranger is still under construction, sorry for the wait. Hope we'll have better news to share pretty soon. We're also currently working on Halloween. What would you like to see in this year's Halloween event?


Uncle Kenny
Darth Acheron
Good evening everyone. My question is this- Any word on guilds that you can share with us.

Nope, it's still down the list so we haven't started talking about that yet.


lanzer
Parexus
Hello admins, I have a few questions I would like to ask today. The first one more specific to the team that works with sponsorships.

1) Can we get a RIG sponsorship in Mecha Neko with Sentai Filmworks (the North American licensor/distributor) for the anime K-ON!

2) Can we get clothing items in the traditional angelic blue color that is found on the Angelic Sash, Angelic Scarf, and Mini Angel Wings?

3) Lanzer have you finally picked up Animal Crossing: New Leaf yet? emotion_omnomnom

We know many Gaians like their titles, but we haven't got anything going with Sentai Filmworks yet, sorry.

What kind of angelic items do you want to see?

No... still resisting... just playing new streetpass games on my DS now days


siskataya
CioccoLatte
Just putting this out there:

How about a monthly AtN (Ask the NPC) in one o the usual AtA Mondays?
Feature an NPC or two every month from whom gaians can ask stuff!

Won't that be fun? :3

Sounds like good fun! I'd have to think more on this (on how it would work), but I know people really like this idea biggrin


Uncle Kenny
Corinth Maxwell
What, exactly, are those of us who weren't even able to participate in this year's summer event -- namely due to unresolved glitches preventing participation for most of us in the first place -- supposed to do with this "Mystery Friend" item, which was supposed to be used in the event itself? cat_stare

Use it, trash it, donate it, sell it?


siskataya
Forever Autumn
I was wondering if the winners of the June Pro-fishing tournament could get the rest of their prize pack soon?

The competition was decided in July, and winners received their trophies and gold, but we are still waiting for the rare fish that were supposed to be part of the prize. Please, and thank you.

Yes, you can. Thanks for the reminder. I also got the pm you sent me, so I think I've been made aware of this! biggrin


Zero Omega
Shadow Hawk Hydeyasu
just want to ask a simples question:

when we fill out a hack report , how long take the reply for this report?

It can take about five to ten business days.


Uncle Kenny
Seeing Scarletta
Uncle Kenny
Seeing Scarletta
i have only one question. are you able to tell us if gaia is making an 18+ section in gaia itself (like most of us want) or a whole new site?

It will be its own entity outside of Gaia Online.

okies. do you know why that is? i feel like its just so people can cyber. >.>

I can't really speak for that since I'm not really involved in the 18+ site at all. I do know that there are quite a few legal issues that arise with having 18+ content on a site that allows 13+ year olds though.


Jak Bauer
Sasu-Temtem
Happy Ata! :3

What's the current update for a new chat?

Hi there,

Unfortunately no new update is to be had...
Arro Copperkey
Though we do not have anyone working on it currently, it's still something we have in mind for the future.


Uncle Kenny
Zadrei
When will the pet feature be released?
And ETA on the loyalty rewards please if you could?

Also I still would love for the Runcible Spoon female leg mods to be able to be layered under skirts..

Pets has been delayed for a bit, see my journal for more details.


Sandokiri
HDMI
Hello Gaia Admins & Staff.

In regards to the FA application, is the acceptance period over? I am asking now because it’s been 2 months now since I sent in an application via the email and I have not received a response yet. As well as I know of at least one person who applied just 2 days before I did and has received a response already. Is there a time frame of when I should expect a response? Given it has been a while now.

Thanks for any answers. : )

Edit: First page woo!

In some cases, the delay is the result of an FA-applicant also having an old mod application. Since many of those are currently under review, it made sense to hold the FA apps until those results are known.

That way, we don't bring in a number of new FAs only to have them suddenly become mod trainees.

In others, it just depends on a number of variables including how many FAs we have, as well as what else is going on that needs more urgent attention.

Hope that clears it up!


lanzer
Darc Nightgale
Hello! I have a few things that I would like to talk about tonight.

1) Is there anyway to be able to view the gender bender potions on our avatar before buyin' the potions? I would love to see if certain outfits would look good on the opposite sex base.

I also understand the potions cost a lot to have a gold sink. Maybe sometime in the future we could have a one time fee to change the gender of our avatars whenever we want. Make it so we pay like 500k or somethin' along the lines of that..

2) I would like to see if we could have more bytes in our signatures. 200k would be great. I know people have some really amazin' art, and because of the byte amount that we have now, we have to lower the quality of our art. Maybe there should be a limit on the byte size in our posts to help people with slower computers.

Lately I've reported a lot of people that have signatures that have well over 100k bytes. I think there should be a announcement or somethin' that explains the byte size limit in our signatures. I think some people don't realize that even though the images in their signature are small their byte size is too big.

3) I do have one layerin' question. Is there anyway that the mask from the pepper party can be layered under the bans of our avatars. You could leave it as is, and have another one layer under the bangs like the kitsune mask. It would be really great if you are able to do it. emotion_kirakira

As always thank you for takin' the time to read my post, and answerin' back.

That feature would be pretty hard to build because preview is very dependent on what's current in your avatar system. I suggest a female mule account is probably a easier way to try out items in shops or marketplace.

Ideally signatures should be a gateway to the real art piece, not the art piece itself. The idea is that many Gaians are browsing through slower connections, and we'd like the forum post to still be the center of attention and not be slowed down by other elements.

That's a tough one, I can only ask and see if it can be done.


Uncle Kenny
Creamy Filling
For those very few of us who completed the requirement for but failed to receive Pet: Pegacorn Fluff, is there a plan to resolve this?

I've been busy trying to get the Pets system completed. Now that we've delayed final production on that, I'll add you to my list of issues to resolve.


Zero Omega
Darth Acheron
A follow up question, if I may. What ever happened to the softball team, I enjoyed hearing about it.

Not enough people interested in playing.


Zero Omega
Cryoma
I live in SF, if I drove up to San Jose could I hang out with you guys?

If you shoot a message to Sisky, she'll be able to set up some information about visiting the office.


lanzer
CioccoLatte
Just putting this out there:

How about a monthly AtN (Ask the NPC) in one o the usual AtA Mondays?
Feature an NPC or two every month from whom gaians can ask stuff!

Won't that be fun? :3

That sounds like a fun idea. smile I wonder who would give the best answers as an NPC?


Uncle Kenny
Ochalissah
I have 2 questions,

1. How come on the app, the daily reward for using the app is so tiny? I would think that supporting Gaia by using the app it would be something like 5k per day. Something a bit more worth it?

2. Why why why why is Monster Galaxy STILL down? crying

2) Monster Galaxy is being hosted by Viximo and all issues are on their end. There's nothing we can do to resolve the issues except keep asking them.
lanzer
We do want to build something more than a scratch and win, actually later this week we're going to talk about the very subject

The 3rd party that build the plug in for us went down... They promised to fix things but it isn't happening so far.


siskataya
Mermaid Eater
Is there any way we could get a P.U.G. item/companion item available for us Vergians? whee

also how often do you guys plan on updating the Verge? monthly like other shop updates?

Interesting idea! Might be really cute - I'll pass along the suggestion! biggrin


codemonkey37179
Knight Yoshi
codemonkey37179
Oppai Drug Lord
I have a few

1) You do realize if you remove towns youll lose a lot more paying customers right? A bunch left when you edited rally and VH

2) Ever gonna be private rooms like the old Vh and Rally? Cause I think they need to be seperated

3) Ever gonna actually make that IM system? You could ask some gaians to help and pay the gold for helping out, Would make everyone's life on gaia so much easier with an IM system again.

1) Our stats do not support that claim. I think your evidence is anecdotal.
2) Yes and for Towns 2 as well
3) not sure, but from what I've heard yes.

Honestly, private rooms will lead to the continuation of cybering. What are you going to do to combat that then?

Well, if I told you that, it would be easy for others to get away with it wink

Zero Omega
Oppai Drug Lord
Also, You need to fix a bug for the iOS gaia app, When I go to load Announcements when there is none it completely crashes on me, Each and EVERY time.

Im glad you are getting PRivate rooms now, Its too much of a hassle to exit to refresh your avi and come back and be in a completely different room. P.S. My Gray Wizard astra doesnt work in towns, Why?

And Just make a request to coders on gaia to help out with the IM coding so you can get it set up quicker, Like I said you could pay them for it (In gold I mean), but do watch out for those Trickster coders.

And the claims are kinda true, In my view at least, I had tons of friends who quit for many reasons and the Rally client thing was one. The other thing I noticed is that people are getting banned wrongly and/or the mods arent doing the best they can to help players

Examples:

1) My friend Yika got hacked and lost a bunch of items (over 8m worth) he even has the trade to prove it and they basically told him "He hacked himself and they cant do anything about it

2) My friends Its Mister owl/lts Mister Owl got banned for no particular reason, He payed a good sum of money to get what he had, He also did a bunch of GCash Offers.

3) Eoz/Zombie Eoz/ etc. Got banned for stuff he had already been banned for months/years ago (Dont remember whether he said months or years) and they banned him for being a constant annoyance, when he did nothing

(Note: Im going off what all they say, Do tell me if Im wrong)

I would love to get some help though, I really want to help them out, They lost a lot, Especially Yika, I know Yika's Is a true hack and they basically kicked him to the curb emotion_8c

We can't really get into all the details as to why we take actions on an account unless we are talking to the account owner. But to just kind of generally address some of these scenarios and why things may have happened the way they did:

1. If we find that a user claims they were hacked from the same place they normally use their account from, there is typically very little we can do. There would be nothing to indicate the account was actually hacked, we don't know if that person did it, someone else, or they are trying to scam us out of items. That's typically why we have to result in, "This happened from the same place you normally use the account from, we can't identify anything as a hacking, do you have more information?"

2. Couldn't really say much about this situation at this time.

3. We don't ban people for being "annoying," there is always a reason behind we why ban a user.


starzXnight
TheEpicOtaku
starzXnight
TheEpicOtaku
i was wondering there an item called the steel plated ninja band worth 8mil on here is there any way that you can decrease the price to like 3mil paying 8mil is just ridiculous

The item is expensive because it is an old monthly collectible. How users choose to price the items is completely up to them sweatdrop

how do users decide how the price is i thought the admins do it or hq

Nope. Every price that you see on the marketplace has been set by the users. How much a user decides to sell their item for is a personal choice, so I don't know if I can provide a good answer as to how they set their prices ^^;


lanzer
Shadow Coon II
Good evening, admins! I hope you all had a lovely weekend~

I have just two questions this evening:

1.) Is there any kind of ETA on the Inventory Arranger upgrade/update yet? The last time we really heard anything about this much-needed update was back in April. I wrote down my question in advance, so I edited it out after I saw you somewhat addressed this in the opening post. sweatdrop

2.) If you could have any anime/movie/video game sponsorship in the future and create/have items created on here for it, what would it be? ninja

I think the arranger is about 80% done, but between QA finding bugs and problems having it work in places like marketplace, we still have some problems to work out. So no release date yet, sorry.

Attack On Titan is what I watch every week right now whee


Uncle Kenny
Shannon-Jeva
Is it possible to have three zOMG! servers from Friday to Tuesday, and have two servers from Tuesday to Friday?

It's currently the other way around and there's generally more traffic on the servers during the weekends, and have three available servers would greatly reduce lag, which is really all us zOMGaians ask for.

No clue. I can ask around and see if anybody knows how the script works to make a change like that.


Arro Copperkey
Kidd Kali
Hello everybody razz
I was wondering why when you buy gaia cash and purchase something like starlight redemption and its frozen in your invo!!!
I bought gaia cash and I bought starlight redemption and it was frozen in my invo and I was like eh until I won some great items and I want to sell it and it was like its frozen D:<

If you're using a new Paypal account, Credit Card or Debit Card your items will be frozen for seven days to ensure nothing fraudy is going on with the purchases. 3nodding


codemonkey37179
Zillee
I was wondering if anyone has heard from Pan and how he is doing? He was so sweet, and I miss him.

Also, I would love to have a Swarf doll. He should have one to honor all his achievements over the years.

What I would really like is to have the real Pan and Swarf back again. Please fire the new CEO and use his salary money to hire back Swarf and Pan.

I don't think you quite understand how companies work.


codemonkey37179
VKiera
Afternoon Gaia Staff!

I wanted to thank Codemonkey and the others for adding in the venus pool area to towns, but why are all the mermen gone but Jaws? Can you bring them back please? crying

For Halloween I think some form of scavenger hunt could be fun, along with the usual trick or treat stuff. Solve the mystery/ find out who done it, kinda like Clue, that would be so fun!

Jaws was the only merman I found in the file. I don't know where the others are, as I was not here when the room was first built. I'll rummage around..


Zero Omega
Bobsplosion
Hey guys, two things.

1. I asked a few weeks ago for stickies in the Pokeforum. I got a positive response, but haven't heard anything since. What gives?

2. Still haven't received my Club Verge invite, despite Kenny saying he'd take that up User Image

1. Not a priority, we haven't forgotten, just haven't had the free time to do it.


starzXnight
puffkitty
Also, can there be a Rock Puppy Item pleaseeeee?! heart

Wish granted yum_puddi


lanzer
Meromictic
How close to the top of the list is alchemy? >O>

We'll be working on Guilds first, and that's still in the backlog until the current features and events are done.


siskataya
Gamine
So any decisions on which Gold Shop items will be recoloured yet? I know you guys JUST started asking but I'm dying to know!

Not yet! But I am reading through the thread and making notes! ninja


Uncle Kenny
momo the peachy
When is Memphis going to be back in Phin Phang? I want a date on this, please.

Booty Grab/Aquariums isn't really on our radar right now.


Jak Bauer
Not Your Waifu
Is gaia dying or are we getting a steady flow of new users?

Not dying smile


lanzer
shellsmachine
Why weren't Phin Phang, Backyard Bargains and Mecha Neko included in the sweepstakes ticket eligibility?

Has there been any progress made on the restocking of Phin Phang? It's going on two years since most of the fish were removed to slow the creation of new tanks. It seems that goal has been achieved.

Have you considered revamping the fish drops? I'd sure love to open a GSC drop one day to find my dream item, a Giant Stone Coatl plushie with an "I AM" pose.

Gaia hasn't been doing too many movie promotions lately, but please try and get a GODZILLA one, okay?!

Thanks for your attention.

Yes, these are the same questions I asked last week.

Please don't skip over them to answer questions asked later. That's so ... impolite.

We had a promotion for mostly newly released items, so only a few stores were picked. There might be others in the future.

We're still worried about payout for Booty Grab and zOMG with the state of inflation. So moves around that had been limited lately, sorry.


Uncle Kenny
13 Mockingjay
Hello! I have a few questions regarding guilds and forums...

I feel guilds are neglected, even when they're active. Forums are so complex and all the link codes (youtube, images, etc.) work properly, but there's certain things to the guilds that you just can't do. Will things like the youtube code ever be fixed? Or are you just going to wait and cover all that when you make Guilds 2?

Also, concerning Guilds 2, how much different will they be? Are they going to be more complex, or just everything from Guilds 1 debugged and working properly?

I, personally, would like to see different options to upgrading a guild. Such as:
~Some fun backgrounds to spruce up the Main Forum.
~A way to delete everything within a subforum without having to go through and delete thread individually.
~Better ways to keep activity going, maybe something like an automatic ban system to members who are not active for a set amount of time.
Small things like this would make it easier and more enjoyable for guild captains. It would give them the chance to relax about their duties and have more fun with their members.
I can't wait to hear more about the Guilds 2 project and when they will be ready.

Thank you!

We probably won't make any incremental changes to Guilds before Guilds 2 comes around. I don't really know what will be different since we haven't sat down to talk about it yet.


Arro Copperkey
ColinTheNice
Question for the admins: When are we going to get another messenger service like Meebo, or something like it? I have been going into chat rooms so I can talk to my friends, and I would like to talk to them individually sometimes without relying on the snail mail. Can you ask Google Plus to make a messenger or something?

We don't have anything as of yet and nope, we aren't going to contact Google and ask them to make one for us. Sorry!


Uncle Kenny
Shadow Coon II
Goodness, the admins are in top form answering questions this evening! I'm quite impressed~ whee

For the sake of having a silly question... Will we ever get to see Easter Bunny's face? I've been curious about it for years now. I've seen quite a few Gaians theorize that he's still handsome as all get-out, but simply had a scar on his face that he's self-conscious about. ninja

Additionally, can we get an Uncle Kenny SDPlus doll? It's very important.

That's far too much of potential spoiler material to give that an actual answer.

I do support this part though.


Sandokiri
noble_10
What advantages do Admins have over other gaian members?

1. A coloured name.

2.


There are others, but those two are a good start.


Zero Omega
Oni_Nekomaru
This would be the third AtA I've asked this in.

Are there ANY plans to make animated item work in avatar arena?

Probably not at the moment.


lanzer
James W Harden
since Gaia online is a social game why not make Zomg Market or event where people are forced to work together to susceed instead of compete against each other to susceed. I think when more work together everyone does win and build something in Gaia that few other games social sites would ever have...

You've made a great statement about social games. I like to see that across the site, from events to any of our games.


starzXnight
Bluecandescent
starzXnight
LeafyNitemare
When are you going to fix the achievements that go by logging in for a certain number of consecutive days?

If you should have received a certain achievement but haven't, please file a ticket and we'll look into it for you ^^

I didn't know we could even do that! What field would we put Achievement inquiries under? General Account Inquiry -> Gaia Events I guess? Everything else deals with bans/scams/account reactivation, so yeah...

That works ^^ The actual description of the problem is the most important part of the ticket


codemonkey37179
krenaes
why is towns2 in a different time zone? should it not be the same time zone as the rest of gaia?

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q178/krenaes/differenttimezone.png~original

Well, it shouldn't be. That is strange.


Arro Copperkey
Kidd Kali

oh thank you <3 im glad you see it!
and well I also was hack around 2 years ago and I sent in a report and absolutely no one got to me sad
you guys need to have at least 4 people dealing with complaints razz
oh and when are we gonna have an IMing system?

Did you happen to get a reference number when you submitted it? Most folks don't fill out each slot and then submit it, but if they don't fill out each slot the system won't take the report and we never see it. So whenever you submit anything into the system make sure you get a number back!~

As for the iming system, we do not currently have anyone working on it so there is no designated time set to have on back on Gaia.


Zero Omega
13 Mockingjay
Another thing that popper in my head...
What ever happened to the Gaia Lotto?

There wasn't enough interest/use, so we removed it.


Jak Bauer
Hollielillie
Hey Admin.
Question.
I've heard rumors that the closer you buy RIGs to the release date, the more likely you are to be awarded rare items.
Is this true?
And what does that say for the Advance Chances?


Nope, not true at all.


starzXnight
Gendocide
RIG chances are no where near the same after the first two or three days they open.

I play probably a hundred bundles almost of each RIG and I watch what people win and how frequently.
There are seems to be a difference based on what account you're going through opening the bundles which doesn't seem right.

Dunno, just something to look into

What you receive from the RIG is purely based on luck.


Uncle Kenny
BucketHead1693
So, wait. You guys are going back and forth on the guilds now.

You've been saying for a few months you've been in the process of updating them. But now you say the inventory arranger has been ahead of those and that you haven't even sat to discuss guilds? Then why have you been telling us otherwise the last couple of weeks during AtA? :/

No one has said we're working on Guilds 2, please provide proof that shows otherwise. The only thing stated about Guilds 2 is that is on our list of things to do for this year. In fact, I've repeatedly stated that we are not currently working on it since we're working on the Arranger/Pets/Towns2/Events.


Zero Omega
Annihilation and Taxes
I have the following questions
1: Do you plan on making CIs for One Piece and DC Universe?
2: How much longer do you think Gaia will be around?
3: Do you ever have problems with corrupt moderators?

2. FOREVER!

3. So far any claim of "corrupt moderation" has been unsubstantiated and has come as a result of people being upset that they were caught violating the Terms of Service. We have had cases of mistakes or accidents occurring, but that is not nearly anything like "corrupt" moderation.


codemonkey37179
main squeeze
Hi, I was wondering what would happen if Codemonkey decided to quit Gaia and go to some other company that paid a higher salary and better benefits. Would someone be able to figure out how to work on Towns2? Or would they be up a creek?

Aww. I'd miss you guys too much.


lanzer
God anteros
why do we have emotes on forums if the do not work properly?
and why can we not sell all of our zomg rings? not just the ones we buy in the mp.

Which emote are you having problems with?

zOMG rings that have leveled up can't be sold as progress in the game should not be transfered to other players.


Uncle Kenny
Cygnus the Dark Star
Hi I wanted to know if we're going to have any possible Doctor Who or Sherlock Sponsors (Even thought Reapersun and Formerly Drinkytengu were the main producer of items referencing those)
or
Any possible Celebration Events or items for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary on November 23

I dunno, I don't think any of our artists are really big fans of the show...


codemonkey37179
[_Legato_]
Is there going to be a new game where gold can be made? It seems like the only ways to make a substantial amount of gold is vending and buying GCash.

Is the 18+ just all talk right now or is it a definite? How far in the future are we talking before official launch date, if any?

Also would Gaia items be transferable to that site or are they completely separate?

Unless the site isn't that far yet.

Also is zOMG completely done for?

Is there going to be a new mmorpg?

Sorry if these were answered I read everything up to page 8 and then the topic just exploded in pages.

Yes to the game.
The 18+ site is definite. No idea on when

They will be separate.

zOMG is not being worked on.

No new mmorpg on the horizon.


lanzer
Your Blushing Paladin
Hey!
have you guys ever thought about hosting an event in Real life?

Like the worlds largest marshmallow fight or something

Yeah, all the time, but marshmallow fight would get really sticky


lanzer
mama_bearr
Thanks for all that you do to keep this site running. Any chance of getting a Posting for 365 days achievement?

That is a really good suggestion. I'll keep that in mind, thanks!


Zero Omega
King Unwanted
oh i ask about changing the avi in the dailies can you change them each month so oters can have there avi on it?

I've already put in a request to our developer team to make this change, but it's not a high priority at the moment.


lanzer
Shuukakuusha
Omg...
I've been a Gaian since 2007 and this is the first time I actually got to reply during Ask the Admin.
The sad thing is: It's well past 2 in the night for me..

Is there a way to make events like Ask the Admin (and like What the Fluff) to be more open to other time-zones?

Welcome to ATA, don't stay up too late!

Unfortunately 5pm is the time that works best for most Gaians, so we've been sticking to that time for 3 years now I think.


Zero Omega
Tsuki_Kirkland
Zero Omega
Tsuki_Kirkland
when will the my little pony forum be moved back to the entertainment forum? The sponsorship is over and I was wondering if it’d get moved so new hot topics can come in.

Dunno, kind of whenever we decide it.

I see.. any hope of getting a sticky in there for the ever popular topic then of Why do you like my little pony? It keeps popping up, a sticky might help.

Maybe, something we can consider.


Xya
Sunset Shadows
Hollielillie
That would be great!
Someone should start a petition for some AC items.
*is too lazy*

Wait. Petition? We can do that? I just thought that everything gaia did was up to chance and we took things as they came. ._.

This forum might suit your situation, then heart
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/petitions/f.138/


lanzer
Moonlight_Splendor
hello lanzer and company, nice to see you.

My question: could you make it possible to buy the various alchemy caches {gold, platinum, diamond etc etc} with GC?
Crafting random chance Philosopher's caches is extremely time-consuming for big alchemy Quests like Wings.
And the MP is over-inflated and time-consuming.
An alternative would be nice. Thank you.

Yes that's under consideration. Thanks for the suggestion!


Uncle Kenny
lanzer
Sweet Angel Mary
since you asked about halloween, i'll just say what i said a few weeks ago.

i wanna be able to kill devs and staff during halloween, killing uncle kenny was fun last year.

i have questions but i don't wanna deal with staff so i'm not asking anything.

So we should aim to get ourselves killed this October? gonk

This seems like a very depressing goal for me to strive toward...


Zero Omega
Annihilation and Taxes
Yes, my follow-up was: Were cash cards discontinued in New York?

Nope, but most stores don't care our branded cards anymore. You can, however, get Gaia Cash from Zeevex and Ultimate Game Cards.


lanzer
Not Your Waifu
Is gaia, as a whole, dying or are we getting a decent or 'good enough' flow of members.

Or I guess what I'm asking is if Gaia is still going to be active in the next couple of years?

We still get a good amount of users on a daily basis actually, not as crazy as years back but we still have to send out the warning about hackers and security all the time. eek

Keep playing Dragon's Crown!


lanzer
Knight Yoshi
So at least on iOS (I'm on iOS 7 beta 6) when you sign out of the mobile app, you have to force close and relaunch it otherwise it will keep telling you incorrect password for any account, even if the password is correct and is using a verified IP address.

Thanks, we'll check on that bug on the iOS app.


lanzer
IntrinsicallyAwesome
Would you ever consider having an NPC send people a PM on their birthday? Even if it didn't have an item in it having some of the shopkeepers send you a friends PM would be fun!

Also will there ever be a way to view people wishlists if they don't want to put them on their profile, perhaps using a link similar to the one used to view a persons currently equipped items?

So which NPC would you like to see on your birthday?

I wish to have a favorites system that allows you to add any posts, avatars, or items too.


lanzer
Silent Word
Hello. First time with the Ask the Admin. Yay.

So I have a couple of things:
1. Can we have a tab for hair like we do for "shirts, items, accessories"?
2. Is it possible to have something in the jigsaw to favorite like 5 puzzles or whatnot so it's easier to get to the ones we enjoy doing?
3. Is there anything awesome coming up for Gaia in the future? O:

Thank you~ ♥
- Silent Word

There isn't nearly as much hair as there is for the general item type for the time being, hopefully the search feature help fill the gap

Maybe we could sort by popularity, saving bookmarks or favorites might take more time to implement.

Halloween is coming up, looking forward to that. Inventory arranger and other features are in the works.

Thanks for joining us on ATA, see you all next week!
Platonix's avatar

Learned Informer

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August 26th

lanzer
Hello everyone,

The summer months are coming to an end, all the big summer movies came and went, and the days are getting shorter. What have you done this summer that's fun or memorable?

Next weekend is the Labor Day Weekend so there won't be ATA on Monday, usually I'd be at Otakon but sadly this year I won't be able to make it. DJ Helsing will be there at the Gaia panel with news, updates, and free prizes.

Welcome to ATA!


Jak Bauer
gataka
Any HoC news?
Any swarf doll?

Nope
Nope


Uncle Kenny
Lei_Trigar
Good evening Gaia staff,

Firstly, I want to personally thank siskataya and Uncle Kenny for helping me with my Alchemy issue, so again for the 100th time, I thank you for all your hard work and taking the time to help me.

Now that that is out of the way..

Achievements 1: I just need to know if there are still plans to release any in the Gaia Games (zOMG kill badges, Fishing, Tiles, etc.) at some point? (like within a year xp or at all emo )
Achievements 2: Will Achievement Points be used in any of the loyalty programs that'll be released soon? emotion_dowant
Achievements 3: A looooong time ago you removed these Achievements because of the massive spam it created in the Forums. Will they ever come back? And if they do I suggest not announcing it so it doesn't create a another spam fest. Also, there's a couple more in here I'd like to know if we'll ever seen any similar or re-released ever. Like the hair contest related ones! I really want that Wild-Haired Title! crying

Inventory Arranger: Still... Waiting... Damn thing must being annoying you guys because you keep finding bugs and such with it huh? I've been itching to sort my massive mess of a inventory for soooooo long now (3 years) its driving me nuts! burning_eyes And speaking of Inventories, I have encountered a limit with how many Items one can have while viewing Trades. (around 20k) Will this be fixed in the update? Also, whats the future with the Locker? Should I take everything out before the update?

Tipping: I have a simple request; how hard would it be to implement a stat showing you how many times you've tips others and how many times you've been tipped? Like somewhere in the 'My Stats' on the My Gaia page. 3nodding

Tiger I AM Pet: Why don't we have one yet? You'd think with ALLLLL the cat related Pets out there you'd have a Tiger one by now!! Can we get one soon please? emotion_kirakira Here's a perfectly good example of one that I wish had a I AM pose; Chanho the Tiger

Gold Shop Recolors: Any news on this? Been dying to try on some new pants! whee

Friend Limits: For YEARS now Gaia has had a set limit to only have 500 friends.. Will it every be possible to increase it to like.. 2500? Or 5000? Some of us have more friends then we should and that prevents us to add people we want too. Like.. All you awesome devs. sweatdrop

Bug Suggestion: You know how you can turn fish into larger/rarer fish? Well, why can't we do that for bugs? I think it would be awesome if we could do that and I know certain Alchemists would love it as well.

@ Lanzer: Last time you mentioned you liked the Mii Force game in the StreetPass Plaza, just wanted to also mention I grew up with Gradius so I know the feeling! That and the Monster Mansion are my favorites. Its tough getting all the damn tickets in these games. Was quite happy when I saw all the old Nintendo Systems as hats, I'm always using the SNES and N64. XP

Sorry for the long post, its just I've been missing the AtA due to the fact its 2am over here!

Achievements 1 - Yep
Achievements 2 - Dunno, maybe?
Achievements 3 - I don't believe we have plans for bringing old achievements back yet.

Friend Limits - Nope, it'll remain at 500 for now as it's a hard limit with how the data is stored on the backend.


Uncle Kenny
Xerveon
Uncle Kenny
Xerveon
Hello admins! Seems like the past few days have been hectic in the marketplace with the introduction of Flyn's gold generating bundle. Any additional ideas for incoming gold sinks?

Yep, details later

Will there be an announcement on it?
Have you guys taken into consideration the major vote in the site and feedback on raising the taxes?

I'd imagine we'll make mention of it somehow, be it an announcement or staff notice.

We aren't deciding anything related to the Marketplace right now, the poll was just to see the majority opinion.
codemonkey37179
Xerveon
codemonkey37179
We had a meeting on this just 2 hours ago. Lots of ideas, but not sure which ones will make the cut.

What can we expect to see though? I have seen a lot of controversy on raising the tax prices, and by majority considering the votes in the Site and Feedback many aren't so pleased with that idea.

Well, I can't say exactly what you'll see, but most of what we talked about was fun stuff, mini-events, some things in towns.


lanzer
Ridley Starsmore
Hey all you staff and threadies! heart

Meatloaf and mashed potatoes this week! With Garlic Bread and mixed veggies!

So, I have been thinking about alchemy again, and I am wondering. I know the system is on the back burner for the time being to focus on other projects.

But I can't help but think...if a user came up with a simple way to fix alchemy, and make it not only effective and popular, but also make the site actual money and create an effective gold sink.

What are the chances it would be taken seriously?

Like, if I came up with the plan to do so...would there be now way to implement it in, say...a couple month time frame?

We're talking...the fix would take a few small art pieces, some formula edits and some shop adjustments. It could be easilly factored for effectiveness as a gold sink.

But I don't want to waste my time on a proposal and petition for it if there is no point.

Anyway, here's hoping the rest of you have a good monday, and I'll stick around to see what you think.

If you have any suggestions or ideas, feel free to send them my way, would love to hear about them.

I would say that some of them plan for alchemy is pretty simple and effective, just need to get one thing done then another. Both development and art resources are in a tight schedule so we're just trying to get things done as quickly as we can.
Uncle Kenny
LiaThistle
Have you considered hiring remote contractors to get the "simple" dev work done?

Ie, if the plan for alchemy is already in place, you could send a database environment mock-up to a remote dev, and they send the scripts for the changes back. Your devs run them in your test environment, and if they work, roll them out.

Our codebase is pretty unique and we don't have any remote Devs on staff. It takes weeks if not months for someone to fully get up to speed on how everything works. It's usually much faster for us to do things ourselves than try to farm them out.


Uncle Kenny
Katyasha_fox
Question are you guys doing a back to school event like you did last time and if so are there going to be items?

You'll just have to wait and see.


siskataya
Crystal Sparda
I R BACK! emotion_awesome I'll try and answer questions I know the answers to. cat_ninja

Milkbun, if you're here, I ❤ U! emotion_hug emotion_bigheart emotion_kirakira
I can't wait to see my precious! whee

@Devs: Anything cool coming up before Halloween? PLZ TELL emotion_kirakira

Lots of cool stuff coming up before Halloween! I've planned some fun things here and there and some gold sinks I think people will really like! I cannot say more though - some things must remain a mystery! ninja


codemonkey37179
Wolliw
hello admins, So about his sink?
Why is it so important to have a gold sink? I think I sort of understand but not completely.

If you have gold, you should have something to spend it on!


Uncle Kenny
Commander Squid
Hello admins!

I am here to ask a few things, such as the market place tax. Any work on if that's being raised?

Second of all, are there any plans to cause a gold sink? Prices in the marketplace got jacked up really high because of Flynn's Booty and caused everything to become hugely inflated.

Lastly, what are you doing with your labor day weekend?

:3 <3 Hope you guys have a good evening.

We're not touching the Marketplace right now, the poll was just to get a wider opinion on the possibility.

Yep, gold sinks are on their way.


siskataya
Winter Hue
Goldsink Idea - New Recolor Shop (run by Kanoko)


To staff members (devs, artists, higher ups). If this idea is something the site would never consider, please quote
me. I would rather not be wasting my time on an idea HQ would never consider, even if it is beneficial to users.


This idea is to offer a premium gold shop (to be used as a gold sink) slightly cheaper and more
affordable than the current Dernier Cri. I would contain recolors of one pose from popular Cash
Shop items that are unlikely to receive a large amount of recolors that users desire. Since they
are recolors, HQ wouldn't have to spend too much money for the artists to recolor them since
the poses would generally be small and only need a minimum amount of recoloring. The artists
wouldn't need to create an entirely new item, so it wouldn't take long for the recoloring process
to be completed, thus saving HQ money and raising user satisfaction with the items this shop
would offer. I would appreciate any kind of feedback the staff members could give. Whether it be
to ask questions of my idea, the benefits, or even telling me that this idea will never come to fruition.

Here is the Site Feedback thread regarding this potential shop/gold sink. Here are also some
little facts about the workings of this gold shop. Please keep user/community satisfaction in mind.

Basic Shop Information

1) Shop prices would range from 100k - 2mil
2) Would only contain one pose items.
3) Poses would be recolors of an original
4) The original items would not be sold here
5) All items would act as equip-able items
*To those that requested they be base-
affecting items like Salon hair/eyes, that
would only deter purchases due to their
higher-end prices of 1mil - 2 mil.

6) Items would be soul-bound for 30 days.
*This would promote those to buy directly
from the shop than to buy from users in
the marketplace, thus a gold sink.

7) And finally, the items would not have a
sell-back rate. They will in no way attribute
to returning gold into the system.

With the example below, I will be providing recolor examples with what will be in the shop. All items will contain 1 pose.
Do know that this will be a "cheaper" Dernier Cri (if accepted by the staff). Which means items will range from 100k-2mil.
So much cheaper than Dernier Cri, but easily affordable for those that have gold ready to be drained into the sink. XD

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

The image below is an example of what I would like this shop (or kind of shop) to look like and what it would contain.
Below I will be taking item/recolor suggestions from those that would like to see such a shop be implemented.

*Although I doubt HQ will be willing to add premium recolors to a gold shop, I can always hope that there
desire to overcome this inflation and dwindling user satisfaction is greaters than their purpose as a business.

*image behind Kanoko was made by Miori and was used in the Impractical Gala RIG/CI.

So there, my gold sink idea. I would really appreciate it if a staff member could address my
idea in tonight's ATA. Whether it be to completely shoot my idea down or offer some feedback.

I'm actually working on this very concept (or at least a very similar concept) right now! If you want to suggest any recolors, please post in my thread here: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaia-community-discussion/recolors-for-gold-shop-items-what-would-you-like-to-see/t.87500425/


Uncle Kenny
keiko Yamado
Helllooooo~ Can you give us a hint on what will the theme be for Halloween?

Jack v Easter Bunny - BATTLE TO THE DEATH!!!!11


Jak Bauer
Sir CharisMa
Howdy Admins, I've been a member for years, kind of not on as much now, I always stop by to do the daily chance however. Is there something about me 'arriving' everyday thats changing my odds of winning good prizes? I've nabbed 3 philosopher's Caches in the last two months. one of which had a Gold bag within it. Have the odds changed, or am I getting extremely lucky with this. Also noticing this is making the marketplace almost untouchable for more valued items.

Hi there,

Better visit Vegas, cause your luck is just good. smile


starzXnight
Ratchet Redemption
Do you guys return an account that got hack?

If you file a hacking report, we'll do our best to help you ^^
Jak Bauer
Hi there,

If you believe your account has been compromised please go here: http://www.gaiaonline.com/hacking

Fill out the form completely and we will help you as soon as possible.Make sure you get a Report Number when you complete the process. If you do not have a Report Number you have not completed the process correctly and the information you entered will NOT be saved.


codemonkey37179
SevenLegends
i would like to know if it is possible in the future to make the afk feature into a button. i think it would help because you dont see that you are afk, so people can eaisly tend to leave you out of a conversation.

good point. I may rework it as soon as I have time.


lanzer
Parexus
Hello everyone I am back again to ask some more questions!

1) Any plans on working with Sentai Filmworks (the North American licensor/distributor) for the anime K-ON! and getting a sponsorship RIG for the Mecha Neko shop?

2) Any plans on streaming some IRL shenanigans that goes on in Gaia HQ?

3) How are the loyalty rewards program coming along? Is there an estimated date you plan on for releasing the shop?

4) What is your favorite pokemon?

Nope

It'll be pretty boring video of many people typing smile

It's in the planning stage right now

I have a pokabu plushie somewhere, does that count?


siskataya
Ozzy the Dreamer
Hello everyone :]

Narumi Misuhara said she liked my Gold Sink Hero idea in Site Feedback and said she’d ask the team how much work it would be.

I’m just curious what you think about it if you haven’t seen it already, and maybe if you could share with us how much work would be involved in making something like this.

Thanks if you see this and reply! ninja

Thanks for the post! We do like the idea, and have been discussing it! I'm not sure how long something like this could take, but it seems like a really neat idea and something we are considering. As always, I cannot guarantee it'll get made, but if it is possible, I'd love to have something like this 3nodding


Uncle Kenny
Niccolo Ammaniti
So the booty thing created some massive temporary inflation (although not all the price will actually go back down) and you guys wanted to raise taxes on gaians. Seeing the massive downvoting on that thread, I would be surprised to see you implement it, because if you did then gaia really stopped caring about the public's opinions. Instead, could you make a thread where gaians can suggest goldsinks? Personally, I vote for either revamping dernier cri or making a whole new verge-like shop that works for gold only users providing them with items or recolors that are often bought with gcash. It would not only be a gold sink buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut also provide gold only users some attention.

We aren't touching the Marketplace right now, we never were. The poll was only for getting a wider range of opinions on the idea.

We have several plans for gold sinks that are in the pipeline already and met today to go over even more ideas, including any that I saw being discussed in GCD/SF. If you have a gold sink idea, I'd suggest just making a thread to detail out your idea.


starzXnight
spectrum of anger
What if i reported someone and they changed their username, but they have a mule with that previous username?

When you report a user, the report is associated with their user ID, not their username.


codemonkey37179
Dashner Hawke
Hello admins. Happy Monday, hope you all had a good weekend.
Is there any chance that you're developing more 'places' for towns 2? Maybe like... A full park or something? And why is there a choice to teleport to random neighborhoods?

As far as new places for Towns 2, right now we are updating some of the existing places, and I'm putting out some old sponsorship places. There is a park in one of the files. I forget why we put in the random button. I think for exploring.

We will have new spaces in Towns 2 eventually, but we just did a major expansion over the summer.


starzXnight
dragonknight9682
hey i was woundering if some one could make a white dragon silk pants and white flex top and yellow tennis wrist bands because it is for my cosplay of what i am waring now just in wite and yellow please

Post your ideas here ^^


siskataya
Steeple
I'd like to bring up a concern I had with that last survey hosted on surveymonkey.

It's not "male, female, transgender". "transgender" is not a separate gender. There are trans men, and trans women, which would mean "male" and "female" apply to them, respectively. If you want to know how many trans* users there are on Gaia, then have "transgender" and "cisgender" under one question. For gender itself, ideally a black space to fill out instead of a multichoice option. If you simply must have multichoice, then do a "click all that apply" and have m/f/x (nonbinary).

As a nonbinary trans* person, I would appreciate this to be corrected in the future. Thank you for your time.

Thanks for the suggestion - we'll consider it! We were trying to be more inclusive, and certainly not offensive.


Uncle Kenny
IntrinsicallyAwesome
Will any of the goldsinks I mentioned in the link below be implemented?
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/site-feedback/official-feedback-raising-the-marketplace-tax/t.87588419_3815/?cnt=2#3815

Also, why was there so little staff interaction in that thread?

Lastly, is gaia pushing for people to spend so much on cash because it is going bankrupt?

I can't say yes or no to any of them as we haven't fully decided on any ideas beyond the ones we're already working on. We're also not likely to go and just say which ones we're doing since we like to keep things a surprise.

The thread is mainly just a hub for suggestions, there isn't much any of us can say since we don't individually decide things like that.

No, we're not going bankrupt or at risk of getting close to there.


Xya
carlycow10
do you earn and buy gold like other gaians or do you have access to all the items as you please?
Kleopattra
This is an excellent question, and I've always being curious about that as well xp

We earn it just like everyone else 3nodding heart
Jak Bauer
All the gold I have I earned, and every item I am wearing or in my inventory was either bought or I got as part of an event.


Jak Bauer
mercenary is life
Alright Gaia Admins and Devs, Where the hell did the Developer team for zOMG go?!!??!?!?!
I'm fed up with the "Cheri's sister glitch"!
Get some new Dev's, and get your crap straight!

zOMG is in maintenance mode right now. There is no current development going on.


starzXnight
Flightless Butterfly
starzXnight
Flightless Butterfly
I like the tipping system.

The up voting and down voting was a good idea, but seems to have become a way to harass thread owners.

Is there any way that this system of promoting the threads can be modified, or changed to prevent trashing a thread? I'm all for promoting good threads... why can't the voting reflect popularity in the way of stating how many people like it and take away the negative trashing part of the voting?

When you create a new topic, you can completely disable topic voting. The option to do so is near the bottom of the page.

Yeah, but you shouldn't have to cater to bullies. There should be a consequence for using a perfectly good idea to make people feel crappy about what they've tried to create, or the people they hang out with.

No?

We're sorry that you feel that way, but people downvote or upvote threads for multiple reasons. A user may downvote a thread as a way of saying that they don't agree with your idea, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are bullying or targeting you. The voting system is simply a way for users to express their opinions. You are welcome to use the feature or disable it if you do not like it.

That being said, if a user is constantly going into all of your threads and constantly says "lol I downvoted your thread" you are more than welcome to report them.


Uncle Kenny
Sunshine In My Soul
I know there was an admin alert about a possible increase in the marketplace tax from 2% to 9% (which isn't that much), but I was wondering, is that actually going to happen?

There was never an actual value increase. The poll was just asking a general question of what users thought of the idea of higher Market tax. We're not touching it right now.


Zero Omega
AtsukeTheMaverickHunter
What are your thought on Megaman and its games? (Megaman, X, Zero, ZX, Battlenetwork, Starforce)

S'where my namesake comes from.


lanzer
Darc Nightgale
Hello!
So Last we I asked. If there anyway that the mask from the pepper party can be layered under the bans of our avatars. You could leave it as is, and have another one layer under the bangs like the kitsune mask. You said that you would take a look. Just wonderin' if you have any news on that. Lol, as you can see it layers over the Samurai Yorio (pose 5b) not under. Please with a cherry on top. emotion_kirakira

One other question. I got a custom SDPlus, and was wonderin' if we can add layerin' changes to the doll? Like havin' my tail layer in front of my cloak for example.

Thanks for answerin' my question. biggrin

We're looking into it, please try the item again later this week.

Don't quite understand what you mean, do your SDPlus have a tail?


Uncle Kenny
iiilullaby-katie
Uncle Kenny
iiilullaby-katie
roughly how much gold has flynn's booty pumped into the economy?

More than 1, less than a trillion?

are you sure it's less then a trillion?

Yep


Jak Bauer
DJ Arrow
do you guys go page by page reading through these questions or do you just hop all over?

Most of us read almost every post. Whether or not we know the answer to be able to respond to them is another matter tho.


Uncle Kenny
Raven Spit
I have a Question about the Luck of the Draw Achievement.

I bought 1 Raffle ticket(Choose your own prize) about a good few days ago (I think a week ago?), and I was wondering when the Achievement and the points will be granted?

Thanks for your time!

We're working on the script to populate all the entries from the different entry methods. Once we do that and it's working, we'll give out the achievement and announce the winners.


Zero Omega
Almighty_Blazin_Ninja
Can you buy gaia cash from the google play store?

Using the Gaia Online app, you can.


Jak Bauer
Master Nite Shadow
All hail Gaia staff! smile When is Monster Galaxy returning? emotion_kirakira And when will a decision be made about the possible marketplace tax raise? emotion_kirakira Just to let you know, I'm staunchly against the marketplace tax increase! 3nodding sad
Sincerely, Master Nite Shadow.

As far as Monster Galaxy we are still awaiting answers/help from our partner who was hosting the game, but have no timetable as of right now when they will be able to fix it.


Zero Omega
Indexes
Zero Omega
Indexes
Oh oh oh oh oh. Admin! I just thought of a question. /herp

What ever happened with the spring proposal forum clean up thing? <:

Still planned.

Sweet!
Were you still taking proposals or did you already lock the thread to deal with what you've got going on already? surprised

Just to clarify, did you mean the developer spring cleaning, or the fall forum clean up? xd The latter we're still looking into doing, the former we've locked and are no longer taking suggestions.


lanzer
Cecilia Davidson
Perhaps a way to get people to more directly support Gaia?

Either way, just glad to know school's starting for many.

Personal ad space was a tool released many years ago, and it could have been better implemented, but it gave us a sense of how many people were interested in such feature. We ultimately couldn't find enough interest in the matter, similar to feedback for features like "pimp my post"


Sandokiri
GC Revolt
lanzer
Imperial Shockies
6th time trying. xd *hopes to get picked*

What will the 18+ site feature? What is it going to be about?

There's just been discussions. How many people would like forum areas that are age restricted?

What would the purpose of age restriction be?
So you can cyper? So you can post porn?
If I'm misunderstanding, then please correct me.

So that you can roleplay or post content without being bound to the same limits as a 13-year-old. If you want to go to those examples, you wouldn't have to worry about whether a drawing of a nude is "artistic nudity" or crosses a line into warnable content


Zero Omega
Ellie the Magnificent
Will Gaia ever add more reasons to why a topic or post is being reported? Such as images in posts being too large (since I know we have a limit on image sizes/images stretching the page), repeat topics (like, posting two topics in one day about the same thing, in the same forum) or Scamming?

Maybe! I know that we'd like it.


starzXnight
Flightless Butterfly
Flightless Butterfly; James W Harden
[discussion about including a screenshot of a PM when reporting the PM]
I thought that the report button did all that.

Isn't that enough to take care of those sorts of problems? What does a screen shot do that a report click can't?

If you have been receiving those PMs, please report it. The report will give us all the information that we need.


Uncle Kenny
Angel_Solishart
1 - Have you ever thought of giving sneak peeks of the futures things that are coming to Gaia like say, new areas on zOMG!?

2- Regarding the game, would there ever be a way to change the levels? like not just 12 and that's it?

3- Would the gold cap limit be raised to 100k a day? or are you planning on lowering it even more?

1) Individual devs make tease features they're working on and we usually show some things off at cons and such when we can.

2) There is no additional development scheduled for zOMG at this time.

3) The gold cap won't be raised. We don't plan on touching it right now but if it were ever altered, it'd be to lower it further, yes.


lanzer
Erectitude
Will Gaia ever get bigger than it is now? Are you trying to make it bigger? How is your advertising going?

We'll probably grow if we start advertising again, though today's advertising cost is really high so we can't really afford to advertise right now.


lanzer
boredum_sux
how do i become an admin?

Many admins and even other artists or developers here started as a moderator, and when we need new admins we would ask a good moderator for help.


Uncle Kenny
Dwindling
Hey guys,

Have you been reading the opinions people have been voicing (rather loudly) in regards to the possibility of raising the marketplace tax?

My notices didn't let me miss the opinions being voiced wink


Sandokiri
The Gifting Troll
I sent in my forum assistant application about three days ago how long might it take to hear back? heart

Unknown. Could be a while, especially if you sent it just this past weekend.


lanzer
Cygnus the Dark Star
I also made a topic about it but can we possible clear out the Blocked Threads and topics
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaia-community-discussion/topics-blocked/t.87601371/

Will need to look into that, not sure if it's a bug or not.


lanzer
Raff_sapphire6
May I suggest a more detailed inbox. I would really love a trash box and folders. Mostly cause I always delete something and then later regret I deleted it. And as for folders I RP through Pms, it would be nice if I could save all my entries in separate folders. I like to be neat and organized.

Yeah our old private message system also need an update. For the time being, items such as inventory, guild, and alchemy are higher priority, so it'll be a long while until we get there. Sorry.


Valenas
Ellie the Magnificent
I was also wondering, if you become an FA on an account, but for whatever reason would like to switch to another account, would it be possible to get your FA title moved over, as well? Or would you have to reapply and wait for the next round?
Joining the FA team, the mod team, or otherwise becoming a member of Gaia staff is not something that an applicant should take lightly. If you are applying, it needs to be done on the account that you intend to remain active on for the rest of your time on the site. If a reason ever comes along that you would need to move to another account (and for staff, there are very few instances where this would be necessary), that is something that you would discuss with the person overseeing your team.


lanzer
Thank you for joining us for ATA this week. Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
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lanzer
Hello everyone,

Two weeks feels like a long time here. How was your Labor Day weekend? And for those who are back in school, how's the new year so far? Better yet, how many of you are participating in the back to school event?

Welcome to ATA everyone!


Uncle Kenny
Sagebomb
I want to scream and shout and let it all out....about the dropping of bringing guilds inline with the main forums. But alas I understand that standardising the forums across gaia cannot be a prioty, and thus thanks for letting us know at least.

In other news, thanks for the brony group in the new event heart any chance of a update on how the percentages of each group are looking? ninja

Been too long since I have been able to make a ATA. Hope everyone is doing well.

I just ran the numbers myself. Not going to actually say who is winning since I don't want to sway the event, but Band of Bronies is currently losing. I blame Zero for slacking off.


Zero Omega
gataka
Zero Omega
gataka
When is Narumi Misuhara posting his next journal entry?
Is muumuupie still working at Gaia? :O

Muumuu isn't working at Gaia anymore, he's off doing other things. Dunno when Narumi's next journal entry is! Maybe he'll answer.

Ok, thankyou. Then note that muumuupie still has a brown name, just FYI o3o

Fixed!


Zero Omega
Enfynity
I was on PeanutLabs website the other day because I'm a member of another avatar website that is Partnered with them. I happened to see that Gaia was a partner of peanut labs. I've been trying my hardest to earn Gaia Cash for the new sale items in the cash shop, and I haven't seen a peanut labs option to earn Gcash. Why isn't there a tab to to earn through peanut labs when they show your icon in their partner list on their website? Is there a mistake?

Peanut Labs is one of our video partners, they will pop up when you perform one of the video offers.


DJ Helsing
Soubi-chu
Will you let us know why you aren't coming to
NY Comic Con? I swear I donated enough to
pay for your plane tickets, hurr durr.

Our panel was rejected.

I called all my contacts there and did everything I could but we were unable to get a panel this year.

I'm sorry, Trust me I want to go and hang out with all of you just as much as you want us to attend!


Uncle Kenny
Proletariat Porno
1. How goes the Inventory Arranger?
2. When will Dev alerts be used to tell the community about site updates instead of being a small-scale announcement page?

It's used for everything that isn't appropriate for a full-on site announcement. Users repeatedly asked to have mini-event notices put into the notices. The post before that was a massive update on nearly everything we're working on. Sorry it's not showing the content you expect it to but we're using it exactly as we intended.


Arro Copperkey
Wintry Tea
WOAH! what are these "team" symbols? can anyone tell me? :3

It's for the event going on mainly in the "Valefor School Grounds" forum! There are five different teams and by quoting others you force them onto your team~


lanzer
HDMI
Hello Admins & Staff. I want a hug >: (

My question this time, what is the difference between admin and admin lead? Who has moar powah!?!!!!!

Also, on behalf of the user: Zanethemayor who always asks about phoenix items but never really gets an answer, I signed his petition, and told him I'd ask this question on his behalf since I can soemtimes get on the first page, so there it is.

Will there be more phoenix items? lol

EDIT: OMGFFFF IM FINALLY FIRST! OMG OMG OMG!!!!! FIRST USER POST! THIS IS UNREAL!
I just want to thank the admins! the developers the FORUM ASSISTANTS AND THE MODERATORS! OH MY GOD YOU DONT EVEN HAVE TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS IM SORRY!
crying crying crying crying I am so emotional right now! This will go on my profile eventually...
I LOVE YOU ALL!

PLZ HUG MEEEE!!!!

Admin leads help organize efforts between mods, and are composed of senior admins who have plenty of experience with our team.

Phoenix items? Not likely, we don't have a phoenix item planned from what I know.

Congrats on first post smile


Zero Omega
Sasu-Temtem
Is there any progress on a new IM? c:

Last I heard we have someone lined up, we just don't have any resources to get it implemented right now.
Jak Bauer
megagamer_64
Ah, I actually made it to ATA this time. that's rare.


I was wondering what ideas were going around as possible replacements for the Meebo Chat Service that went down. Anything like an embedded chatroom or a similar service, for instance, or if the closest we will get to having that kind of chat will be available only in towns.

Hi there,

We do have some replacements that we are looking at now...unfortunately we can't say when one might be implemented.


Arro Copperkey
Tsunetsuki Matoi
So admins, for those who are willing to answer, what's your favorite song?

"Falling On" ^^
Jak Bauer
Currently, the theme to Pacific Rim smile


starzXnight
Emo Kuromi Nui
I'm finally on for Ata. My question? Did I miss the Rejected Olympics or did that not happen this year? I was so pumped for it this summer and it no happen.
Also hi!!! biggrin

The rejected olympics happen every four years, just like the real summer Olympics ^^


Uncle Kenny
Khisaki
♥How long will this Valefor thing last?

As the staff notice stated, it ends at 12:00pm this Wednesday.


Sandokiri
IntrinsicallyAwesome
Sandokiri
IntrinsicallyAwesome
If I wanted to purchase Gaia for the sole purpose of making myself CEO how much would it cost me?

In all likelihood, more than you have, unless you recently won a jackpot in MightySphere™ or one of those other major lotteries.

I actually have a considerable amount of cash lying around. My grandfather patented several big ticket automotive parts years back and made a killing on them. I also might be getting a considerable amount through negotiations with a government agency. It might be worth it to buy gaia. =o

You could try contacting us at the corporate site if you want to try negotiating. I'm not in a position to give that sort of number. 3nodding


siskataya
2sarahgate
really, gaia? really?
LEARN HOW TO READ A POLL. when almost half say NO, you don't count the neutrals as yes! NEUTRAL IS NEUTRAL. neutral is not yes!
we don't want your damn centering, even if it's not in the forums for now! centering is such a waste of space! plus, stupid fancy backgrounds increase load times on pages! think of those with bad connections!

on another note, why VIDEO ads for flash spaces? why not a big fat regular ad? that won't increase loading times much, but will still put extra money in your pocket.

on the other hand, YAY BRONIES!!! domokun stargate

Hello 2sarahgate! Thanks for the post and the questions!

Regarding the centered site, as I mentioned before, we are aware that neutral doesn't equal a yes vote per se, but it does indicate that people don't care or don't believe they will be affected by a decision. Anyway, sorry to hear that you don't want a centered site and that you feel it would create wasted space for you and possible loading issues. We are still looking into the best way to implement this in a way that most beneficial, so if you have suggestions, we'd love to hear them!

As for the video ads, they are a common practice these days for ad providers. Also, many people do like to watch the video ads, so it makes sense for these to be offered to people. You've mentioned a slow or bad connection regarding ads or the layout - we don't have this issue here in office, and I am wondering if you'd be open to letting me know more about this issue so I have a better understanding of how you (and possibly others) are impacted. Perhaps there is something that needs fixing and we can help.

Finally, you are most welcome for Bronies! Glad that has made you happy biggrin


pyawakit
Hi-Potion
pyawakit
Hi-Potion
Can we get the Team Captain outfits for the valefor event as items?

cat_ninja
Is that a yes? ;D

Wait and see ~~~~ heart yum_burger yum_burger yum_burger yum_puddi


Zero Omega
DJ Arrow
I have a question, is there a subforum for hangouts?

A subforum for just hanging out with friends would be best fit for the Friends Chat subforum within Welcome to Gaia.


Uncle Kenny
Forever I Will Be Here
So is there any idea when the wedding / marriage system would be worked on or released? If theres no idea could you just tell me so? thanks smile

No ETA yet, we still have to work out the details and decide to go ahead with the project.


Sandokiri
JungleCock
Why is gaia crumbling to pieces?

It's not.


Uncle Kenny
Flux
Gendocide
Flux
Is alchemy out of danger of being removed, or will it once again be based on the resources and staff needed to update it that will decide its fate?

The last thing I want is to be almost done with my back wings quest and see it get removed.

It was supposed to be updated months ago
It keeps getting pushed off

I know, but I am wondering if the update are surely to happen even if it has to wait until 2020 or if there is the chance it might be discontinued like HoC and MoGa if the resources and staff needed are never found.

There are no plans to remove Alchemy from the site, no.


siskataya
IntrinsicallyAwesome
I'd be curious to know of any upcoming goldsinks.
I'd also be curious as to if staff have to live in San Jose, or if you let anyone work from home.

Yes, there are some awesome goldsinks coming up but they are secret for now! ninja Did you like the recent gold shop bundle by the way? That was a pretty cool gold sink too! ^^

As for living arrangements, most of us live around here or close by so we can come into the office biggrin


Jak Bauer
Lizardlea13
Is there even the slightest chance you guys will keep Heralds of Chaos on Gaia? Like, the slightest chance?

Hi there,

Unfortunately not at this current time...


starzXnight
gothic_shadow_princess163
Good Evening Admin,

I have been a Gaian for a couple of years now and I have always had a good time on gaia. I do have one question for you.

Some of my friends say they heard something about trolling. and some say they get banned for "trolling".

Can you explain to me what trolling is?

Trolling is intentionally making inflammatory or provocative posts to incite responses from other members. If done repeatedly, it could result in a ban. As always though, the context of the situation is always important ^^;


siskataya
Zzyli
Hi everyone! I'm loving this mini-event. Hope you're all enjoying your week!

I'm just wondering if there's any chance of the duplicated pose in Glacemella being fixed so it's the correct pose. The pose labelled as 'Materialise' is the same as the one which is labelled 'Growing'. I know that Minthamella had to get the same fix, but it hasn't happened for Glacemella yet.

Thanks for the post! So glad you are enjoying the mini-event - I was hoping everyone would like it!

As for the duplicated pose, I can certainly pass your suggestion along to the art team biggrin


codemonkey37179
IceTeaCandeloro
Hello admins how are you guys today ^u^.
Thanks for the cute little monkey in emerald dream.
My question is this......well towns 2 have the option to show as offline on the smart phone?(what if we don't want to be stalked)
http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a521/Brianmycerelistellingmesomething/fdgfder_zps56504ac0.png

possibly. We will have to look into what it will take.

I'm not currently working on Towns, which is unusual, but expect to be back on it in a couple of weeks.


Uncle Kenny
Arche Elf
Hallo everyone~

Here's a question:
When exactly will MoGa and HoC be taken down?

In the next one to two weeks.


Uncle Kenny
cnoisy
Any news, or hints, as to what the next Halloween event is going to be?

Check this post for info about it.


codemonkey37179
Khisaki
Oh and when will the new games be released?

Not sure, but sending them for testing in the morning.


Jak Bauer
II Blue Duck II
EDIT: Question to Admins: Is there anyway, HoC or Monster Galaxy or Backyard Monster stuff can be switched over to Facebook accounts? I had to start all over again emo

Hi there,

Unfortunately no, there is no way to transfer from Gaia to Fracebook


Zero Omega
X_Gokai-Okuzuko_X
Asking for a friend: Could a person who left the Club Verge guild be authorized to come back to it? How would one go about initiating that process?

Have them send a PM to any admin and we can investigate it.


Narumi Misuhara
OhMyFluttershy
Hello admin!!
My questing is, when well we be able to equip out pegacorn fluff items from the what the fluff event?

With the release of the pets system.


lanzer
Ramiele
I like Gaia Online. I really do. Actually, I love this website. I've been apart of this website for approximately 10 years, and I was fifteen when I joined. I heard about it on Neopets, and although I wasn't very active the first year and a half, when my brother was suddenly robbed and murdered, I used Gaia every day to take my mind off everything that went on in the coming weeks, and months, and to help curb the loneliness I felt. My mother pretty much stayed in bed, stopped going to work, and there would be times where I wouldn't see her for days. My father, a lawyer, would spend hours working, most of the time at his office, but on the weekends, holed himself up in his office at home. He didn't realize my seventeenth birthday had come or past until almost a week and a half later. Gaia (and another forum website designed for girls; but that's now gone and we call keep in touch via Facebook) became my solace, my place to take my mind off everything. And as years passed and things got better in my family, I still continued to come on Gaia. I graduated high school, went to college, moved in with my long time boyfriend (now husband), had a child, and the one thing that's always been there is Gaia. I talked my husband into joining years ago as well, and we both would nerd it out, playing zOMG, more recently Heralds of Chaos. He was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago, and he and I both used zOMG as an imaging tool that was suggested to us by the psych at the hospital - imagine something fighting and beating something. We would imagine our avi's fighting all the bad guys in zomg, killing them, and there ya go. It's nerdy, but hey. It worked for us! I know this is long and kinda silly, but it's a way to point out that Gaia is a big part of our lives.

Which is why everything that has been going on with this website recently is really disheartening and upsetting. I feel like I can't sign into this website I love without a new, "Hey there Gaians, spend your monies on these shiny new pixels, let us show you the newest sale!" Well, $25, $50, $75 isn't a sale, nor can we afford to buy pixels when we have bills to pay. There are a lot of adults on Gaia, and I know that you know this with the recent inquiries about making a 18+ portion of the website. We're on a ramen noodle for every meal kind of budget, especially in the winter (luckily, I grew up living on a working farm, so I can't imagine not growing veggies every summer and making amazing stirfry's and summer stew) and I recently read in a journal entry by an admin that said, "This does not mean you won't be able to do anything without gcash, it does mean that you should expect most projects to have some gcash element to them." So, I guess this means I need to get used to this, right? I might be able to get used to that. I might even be able to swing $25 or $50 every six months or so. There is no way I can do that with every sale, because it seems like there is one at least once a week, possibly more, and I just simply cannot do that. I have no idea that the item won't be taken away randomly either. That's how I feel it is about Heralds of Chaos. Against my better judgment, I shelled out some money on cards for HOC and now the game is being shelved, taken completely down. I just recently bought a couch that is gold. What happens if tomorrow the universe decided that the color gold is taking up too much space and money and it's life, and gets rid of everything gold? Goodbye brand new couch. Sorry about your luck and the money you spent on it, we can't do anything about it. Say you rereleased, oh a random item, like, Kottan Bell. Lots of people buy it. "Oh, sorry. We've decided that is taking too much of our money. We're completely removing the item. Sorry about your luck. Sorry about your money." I know that a game doesn't equal an item, but I'm using a comparison to explain my feelings. I wouldn't give a stranger on the street $25, but I would give Gaia $25 every once in a while. I just feel like I can no longer donate/buy anything because no matter what, it just seems that I regret it down the road. I spent money after seeing that there were no plans to take down HOC six or so weeks ago, and now here I am, kicking myself. I bought something a few weeks ago, and I'm kicking myself for spending my cash, because something new came out and I would have liked that better. I get that's not your fault of course, but it's just getting to the point where Gaia feels like a chore. It's not fun for me anymore. Most of the new features will have some cash element, as said by an admin. All the games, I feel like I can't really enjoy because you never know if they're going to be taken down. I feel like there isn't much security, and that sucks, because Gaia is a major part of my life. I'm just annoyed with all the changed. The centering of the site, removing HOC, many new projects will involve Gaia Cash. It just doesn't feel like Gaia to me.

I just wanted share my feelings.

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with HoC and other issues. We've spent almost a year on HoC and we're really, really sad to have to discontinue the game, because unlike many of our other games, there were way too few interest from gamers, and keeping the service running along with debugging and support just became too difficult of a thing. It's upsetting that as the gaming market gets more heated and competitive, it's very hard to keep a new game running, and the same signs had been shown from other game developers. Every game is our baby, and it's very sad to see any one of them go after years of effort. I definitely feel your pain as a gamer.

We're scaling back any effort on other game titles at this point, and just focused on Gaia features an events right now. We're doing a lot on the Gaia side, and it is to make sure that we can sustain ourselves as a company. It's not to say that we don't understand your feelings towards many of the issues. I wish that we can continue with our resources gained to produce more fun things around the site for all of you.


Zero Omega
codemonkey37179
ArIiez
why did you add bronies to this.
WHY.

Uncle Kenny put it in to annoy Zero. Zero didn't know about it until the event had started. The reaction was priceless.

Hate.


codemonkey37179
My Jail Cat
when will monster galaxy come back i hope very soon!

town 2 still has the problem with the speed control

and once the paper flower or bug are pick up no more of them in the other home area's in towns 2

You mean it isn't saving the walk speed?

The flowers and trash should come back after a few minutes.


lanzer
planeswalker_Rune
Any updates on the Wedding system?
Also thank you guys for keeping this site alive.

We're getting closer. Will let you guys know once we have a release date.


Jak Bauer
Annihilation and Taxes
Do you use gold? . 3.

Almost every item I am wearing I got paying gold in the marketplace.


Zero Omega
white shadow fox genrir8
hello admin. for a while now, i have been aware of your "no explicit content" rule. yet at the time, i have seen a lot of explicit items, like sundae's treat, alruna's rose, etc. so i have a question about it, i may get a heavy ban hammer for this one but.. would it be possible to allow cybering? or at least only allow cybering in private text/areas? the reason i ask this is because, its very ironic for you to ban explicit content, but end up making items based on it. and it also seems really unfair to most gaians. so please, respond

We will not be allowing people to engage in cyber sex. Even if there are items that seem "racy," it does not mean that we will allow other users to engage in such activity with other users on the site.


Narumi Misuhara
Warped Perspectiv
I'd still like to know if the site centering will be optional for users.

No it won't, we plan to center all pages minus forums and guilds.


Xya
I would like to clarify this situation here:
Rhaego
By giving me a "warning" User Image you have acknowledged that Downvoting threads is considered an act of Trolling and abuse.

you have acknowledged that bypassing Any gaia feature ( such as the confirmation page when buying items) is Against the term of service.

Additional notes by Omni Moderator:
This has been removed as abuse, a violation of the Terms of Service.

If there is someone that is bothering you, please take steps to avoid them, such as leaving flash areas that they are in, and using your ignore list so they cannot post in your threads and leave comments on your profile.

This is the best suggest action as insulting, offending, causing disruption and attracting this type of negative attention will result in further penalties. This include threatening other users with bypassing the ignore list to downvote threads maliciously. That's unacceptable behavior.

Continuing to make actions against the Terms of Service will result in the ban of your account, and we wish to help you prevent this.

I recommend that you check out our Terms of Service and Rules & Guidelines to learn more about appropriate behavior on Gaia.

~Omni Moderator

Thank you for the reminder Omni Moderator.
in fact i could say that i have read the ToS at least 15 times during my time of being a member of Gaiaonline.

If it were easy to pm a Moderator, i'd certainly be asking them more often for rules clarifications.
x

This was not a warning- it was a reminder of the rules, more commonly called the "Informal Warning" or "Informal Reminder", along with some details added in. This message was sent as a "tap on the shoulder", if you will, about circumventing the ignore list.

This was to clarify a couple points. I wanted to extend a reminder that full intent on circumventing the ignore list is not allowed by any means, including distributing links that, when clicked, </3 another user's thread. That takes full intent to be malicious to distribute links like that, but the voting system is not to blame. The person that is spreading those links needs to be reported so they can be brought to our attention and we can handle them appropriately for the violation.

It can be disheartening, which is understandable, but I cannot speak for the Developers as I am a Moderator and do not work on the features. However, if someone is bothering you, then yes, they need to be placed on your ignore list so it adds a degree of separation between you and the other person. If that person is found to be malicious, then that is when </3 becomes a Terms of Service violation, however, we need proof of them doing it first. Otherwise, all members of the site can use the </3<3 as they wish.

We also have a turn-off in place where it disables that counter when you make a thread. Everyone who makes a thread is strongly encouraged to use it if the counter is percieved as an issue. This helps so everyone on Gaia has their chance to enjoy the site as much as possible. Unfortunately, older threads do not have the disable since they were posted before the turn-off was put into place.

I hope this clarifies the situation. If you would like to discuss this with me more I can reply to your PM when it comes up next in my inbox heart


Princess Angelishia
Lovely Lily Wolf
Is there any updates on the following?
            *Adding 3 new mini-games - SmashBlox, Wordblitz, Stack Attack
            *Inventory Arranger
            *Wedding System

Hi there!

The staff notice you probably saw on those topics was pretty recent, so aside from what's said there, there's probably not a whole lot new I can tell you!

I can speak to weddings though: we're still looking for suggestions! I'll be closing the suggestion thread on Friday, but if you have any more feedback, please stop on by before then! c:


Jak Bauer
Lizardlea13
Jak Bauer
Lizardlea13
Is there even the slightest chance you guys will keep Heralds of Chaos on Gaia? Like, the slightest chance?

Hi there,

Unfortunately not at this current time...

Current time? Does that imply in the future you guys could bring it back?

Hi there,

Well, people do tend to scour Gaia for definitive answers and then bring them up later, so while it is *possible* it may come back, it is not likely.


Uncle Kenny
Kahlan_BrightBlade
Just wanted to say that I am not happy about the wedding system you are asking users about. This seems like a feature that doesn’t mix with Gaia and something that would cause problems and drama.

Also, will there be prizes from this mini -event or just an achievement?

There are two items, one for participating and one for the winning team.


siskataya
shamantra
any news on when phin phang will get some new/old fish back in there?

Thanks for the question! Right now, I don't have any updates to share with people on the fish in Phin Phang. When I hear anything, I'll definitely post in the Aquarium forum and let you all know. Out of curiosity, which fish would you most like to back, or which new fish would you like to see added? Certainly, I can pass the info along! biggrin


Zero Omega
Gendocide
Zero Omega
Gendocide
~Swarf doll, could have already been talked about; I'm not sure
~When you reduced the number of staff back in April (?) it was excused as "a way to focus more on the users and not on the other projects linked to the site". I guess this means it's just to focus on more ways to get money out of the users because that's all it seems like
~It would be wonderful if the CEO actually made an effort to interact with the users of his "community". He's made two forum posts. I don't care about his money-making background and how approachable he is - he seems kind of like some not-so-nice names based on his lack of care for the users
~Mantis pet for Krims?
~More Pheonix items for Zane
~Required portion of the post complaining about the amount of GC items and the not so fantastic shop item update
~Consider a mid-range shop for items 100-500k that would be store items?
~Is the site going to take responsibility for the market craziness going on? The users shouldn't have to suffer for the site's attempt to get a quick buck. Also, don't even think about raising the MP tax. Users shouldn't have to pay for the failures of the site.
~Can we go one week without the site trying to get us to buy GC?

The reduction is staff was certainly not to focus on ways to make money and it's pretty offensive to all parties involved to insinuate such a thing. We always hate losing staff but it was to refocus so that we can work on the main site and other features.

The CEO is a busy person and, understandably, cannot dedicate a lot of time with speaking to people. This isn't the fault of the CEO or talks how approachable he is, but rather, that it's his job to do a lot of back end things to ensure the company continues to prosper. So as a result, he cannot really post a lot to the users. A lot of this has been detailed in a journal entry by Narumi.

Even before things such as Flynn's Booty we were thinking of ways to reduce the amount of gold coming in and a Marketplace tax was something that was already in consideration, especially because of user feedback regarding the idea of raising it. Flynn's Booty was not the sole purpose of bringing up the idea of finding gold sinks.

Thanks for replying back
In regards to the reduction in staff, I agree, they're tough and some really great members were let go. However, the official statements made stated it was to focus more on the site. Based on what has been happening with the site as of late, that pretty much just seems like the new small games and more GC items.

I mean it more as it would be nice if the CEO dedicated any time to interacting with the users he's working to get money from. Again, I've seen the journal entry, but even that wasn't by him.

It may not have been the sole idea but you also did not state that it did not contribute to the push to add more sinks in place. Sole reason and contributing factor are different. To stop gold pumping into the system at such a rapid rate RIGs would have to be pretty much cut out or contain items that did not have a sell back value attached to it.

You have to remember that things always happen behind the scenes, just because you don't see immediate results does not mean that things aren't being worked on. I can guarantee that there are a lot of great things going on right now, but things do take time to build and consider, especially features.

I understand why you want to see more of the CEO, but frankly if he's out and communicating with users then he's not really doing his job as a CEO. He should be focused on making sure that we stay afloat, and while he does that we all can stick with the users on a community level. That isn't to say the CEO will never make an appearance, he may eventually, no guarantees or promises, but his focus is, and should be, on the business side of things.


lanzer
OV8ION
Will rare bugs be available in Towns 2, and how rare will they be?

Can we exchange regular bugs for rares, as we do for fish?

My boss gave me a tiny raise so I'm a little mollified today--

We use the same system for bugs, so the rare chance are the same in Towns 2

I don't have the rarity at hand, but putting up an exchange is something we can look into.

Congrats on your raise!


Zero Omega
Sugar Shy Studios
Why don't you listen to your members about the site centering?

We're sorry that you don't like the idea of a centered site, but we are certainly listening to the concerns that people have and are not brushing them off. One thing that always needs to be kept in mind is that taking in feedback does not necessarily mean that the feedback needs to be acted on. If that were the case, then nothing could actually be done because not everyone is going to agree on doing the same thing.

For example, if you asked your friends whether or not your should change your username. If half your friends said yes, half of them said no, and you decided to change your username, is it fair to say that you didn't listen to the people who said no? Of course not, you did take into consideration what they had to say and listened to their feedback, but you just did not act on it. The same applies for any feature on Gaia that we ask about, or any site in general, we will always listen to feedback, however, sometimes we cannot make actions based on that feedback. That does not mean the feedback was listened to and taken note of though.


Princess Angelishia
RockerWolfie1616
Just need to say. Why as there no announcement over an event?
Or was there one and I somehow missed it?
I just..got on tonight and started seeing banners under people's avis.. o Ao'

There was a staff notice. c:


Sandokiri
Darius Runan
When will you be looking for new Forum Assistants?

I recently applied with an email about a month ago as requested and I was curious. And no I'm not trying to rush anything. I know Mods/Admins are busy.

We'll likely be looking at more within the next few weeks.


Uncle Kenny
MistyMary24
Uncle Kenny
MistyMary24
lanzer
Better yet, how many of you are participating in the back to school event?

Why bother? The Events are no longer fun since the new CEO and staff took over Gaia.

I'm sorry you find the events unfun but I've been the one making them for the last year and a half, the CEO has nothing to do with what I do in them.

What would you suggest doing to make them fun for you?

Do you know what the old events were like? Do you remember the events that took place in zOMG and Towns? I remember the get togethers in both of those and how it was an interaction with members of Gaia. Now interacting where you can see one another is gone. Bring it back. Make towns and zOMG a major part of the events again.

How about bringing back the use of stores so we can earn items during the events that are exclusive for the events ?

Bring in more goodies and not make it where only a few win items. How about the gift tree again that was fun catching that and getting an item but not just any items but items exclusive to the invent and not items that you can buy out in the market place or stores.

How about bringing back where booty grab dropped rare items from any fish tank you grabbed randomly? I mean you can bring back the old ways back to Gaia. I miss running around Towns and gathering stuff for Jack again and for Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny. Those were fun and interacting with others.

Why do you not do that kinda of stuff anymore and money is a poor excuse by the way. I have designed websites in the past and know that when you pass it onto you can not afford to do so that it is an excuse. So do not tell me you can not afford to do it. Instead why not the real reason instead. Plus do not tell me you do not have programmers for Towns, zOMG, or Booty Grabbing because if that is the excuse than I know that is a lie to because it takes programmers to keep those games going like they are now. So lets be truthful here and not lie to the people. What is the real reason for taking away all the interacting and cool rewards and becoming more greedy and stingy in Gaia?

I've been a member of the site since 2003 so yes, I do indeed remember all the old events.

To address zOMG specifically since it came up multiple times in your post, we are doing no work on it because it was decided to not put any more resources toward the game as it was taking more than it was bringing back. Additionally, we're not actually lying in saying no one in the company knows how to fix the issues in the game. It is written in Flash and Groovy. We're a PHP site, we primarily know PHP, not Java languages so it'd take a lot of time for us to be able to learn the language and then try to find where the issues were in the game code since no one is around to point anyone in the right direction anymore. But beyond having no one to work on it, it really does come down to it not being worth the resources to put any more work into the game. It likely won't ever make back costs that were put into producing it and putting more resources into it is only going to increase that loss which is a bad business move for anyone. Also, it takes no developer resources to keep the game on the site. No one has to touch it to keep it exactly as it is. Everything is done automatically.

We have trick or treating and caroling in shops every year for Halloween and Christmas, not sure what the complaint is here.

We didn't include trick or treating or caroling in Towns last year because we were working on upgrading to Towns 2 and are not going to spend any additional time developing for Towns 1.

Not sure what Booty Grab has to do with events but there are no plans to add more drops to it since the current drops are already generating far too much gold.


Uncle Kenny
Coolfactor
Will there be another Virtual Piggy Exclusive item? The last one was in July.

The sponsorship with VirtualPiggy ended in July so no, there won't be another one.


Jak Bauer
2sarahgate
if someone quotes you during forum event like this, despite them being on your ignorelist (like if the person was in the middle of typing a post as they got iggy'd), would the team still change?

Well, you can't quote someone on your ignore list so it's impossible to change them...


Uncle Kenny
Patzu
"How do I remove the event banners? I don't want to take part in this event." :/

It's not something that can be opted out of. It will stay there until the event ends on Wednesday.


Zero Omega
Niccolo Ammaniti
Excuse me, but what the was the point of putting a poll if you were going to just ignore it?
NEUTRAL doesnt mean, "since they didnt vote either way, we can choose what they want." It means, don't count the votes. Or better yet, dont put that option up.

Officially there was 3235 votes to either yes or no. 1080 yes and 2155 no.

That is 66.62% saying no.

66.62%

If this was the senate, that would be considered the super-majority. This is what is used when important decisions are debated, such as debating a president's impeachment. 2/3's vote no, and you still just give us the middle finger and do it anyways. Really?

How about this. Either listen to us (whether you like it or not) and gain some members or stop asking us period and lose the "super-majority" of us all.

Hell, you had more people vote neutral than agree with centering the site and you are still doing it. That is beyond ignorant.

Solution: Redo the vote, but remove the neutral position option.

As I mentioned in a later post, taking into consideration and listening to feedback is just that, taking it into consideration. Just because something gets a majority rule in either direction doesn't mean that it's necessarily going to be what we do. This is the same for any feature, or any site, or any company that takes into consideration consumer feedback. I'll put out another, extreme, example.

If we put out a poll that says, "Should we allow users to pay for their accounts to be unbanned?" And the majority said yes to this, does that mean we will do it? No, because that isn't fair to users who are affected by what the banned users have done. However, it doesn't mean that we haven't taken into consideration what the poll said, it doesn't mean that we don't recognize that in this one particular poll a majority of people said yes. It just means that we reviewed the feedback, but even taking that into account we still find it a better decision to do the opposite. This is very common and something that not only we do, but other companies do, and something that you also do in your daily life.
siskataya
Thanks for the post. As I've stated before several times, we made a poll to get feedback on the idea, and to see how many people might be impacted negatively by such a change. When we looked at the poll, at the time the staff alert was made, there were more people collectively voting yes or neutral/not impacted. While we realize that neutral doesn't equal a yes vote per se, it does indicate people who don't care or won't be negatively impacted by the change.

As I've also said elsewhere, sometimes there are various reasons why we have to implement something even if some people don't like the idea. This isn't done to make people upset or to "give the middle finger" to those who don't like a proposed change. We'd rather ask and see how people feel, even if we cannot always give people what they want each time. Anyway, I'm truly sorry that you or others are upset by the decision to center the site.

Finally, thanks for the suggestion for poll structure not including a neutral option. While we will not be redoing this particular poll, we are certainly happy to consider this advice for future polls and will continue to find better ways to address gathering feedback on such issues. Our goal is not to make people feel dismissed, but to give them a way to express their feelings on such changes/topics.

Be well, and thanks for the comments! biggrin
Narumi Misuhara
Niccolo Ammaniti
The only difference is....why as for someone's opinion, if you don't plan on listening to it anyways? What purpose did that poll serve?

The reason why is because we entered into an agreement with a popular anime site. The agreement required that we center the site. More details on who the partner is will come later when we are closer to launch.


Uncle Kenny
Castiel Lover
Uncle Kenny
Castiel Lover
So, now that all projects must have a cash quality that makes their own profit for the feature, does this mean you won't be doing anything just for the good of gaians? No more events that don't have a pay to win feature? What about gold shops? Will they now have a discount if you pay through gc? Your new CEO or whoever is making these business decisions has no idea how bad this really is for long term business...

And what about Guilds 2 and Alchemy, which was supposed to follow guilds 2?... I feel like you're all being forced to only care about cash, now.

My events will continue on as they have. The big events will likely continue to have some sort of cash use that speeds up the event or makes it easier but we've been doing that since last year, it isn't something new.

I know it isn't new, but I expect it'll get a lot worse.. And no comment on Guilds and Alchemy (mainly worried about Alchemy)?

My plan is to include GC in events only where it makes sense. I have no intention of forcing it in just to have it there.

Narumi addressed these in his most recent journal entry but Guilds update is on hold until we can find a way to have it make back the development costs that will be needed to make it happen. A full revamp for Alchemy is also on hold for now I think but I believe there are plans for smaller things in the meantime, I don't know the details of those though.


Zero Omega
stubborn-brunette
so how would you go about getting a job at gaia?
seems a bit fun dramallama

You can look for job opening at http://www.gaiainteractive.com


Uncle Kenny
DarkSide4Cookie\
I want to ask before it get to far into the Halloween making.

You are going to put trick or treating back in towns this year right?

Also is there anything else coming for the holiday that is new?
(I know that this next thing can cause some NOOOs! but you have the Easter Bunny/Dierich issues why not have some cute thing try to take over Halloween I mean since it already has happened in real life)

We want to improve the navigation in Towns before we add ToT to it so it unfortunately probably won't be in by Halloween. We are planning to have a Flash game that will function as the Flash alternative for ToTing though.


lanzer
Striker the legend
Can you tell BigLankey I said hi? heart

Sure thing, he just dropped by for lunch a few weeks ago. smile


Uncle Kenny
2sarahgate
are the admins who are in charge of their teams using a bot? cause there's no quote notice.

The team captains are using an auto-quoting system that we developed for events, yeah.


lanzer
radrach23
Will you guys ever get items with logos for bands and stuff on them?

Not like for bands, as most don't advertise on community sites. Which band do you want to see?


starzXnight
DarkIing
starzXnight
DarkIing
When will Silky's next contest be? c:

c:

I feel silly. Thank you so much for replying. But what about the next one after this? 4laugh

"Sooooooon." -sisky

I asked for you, and that was her reply XD


Uncle Kenny
Marie-Cris
Uncle Kenny, about the event item ...

How come there's no badge to represent the Bronies? All the other clubs are in it ...

The Brony is just a special extra for me to torture reward Zero, I don't think it was planned to be included item-wise.


lanzer
Frozen Mist
Narumi mentioned some short term quick fixes for alchemy.... when might we start seeing these? o:

There's still a bit of a wait, sorry don't have any good news regarding Alchemy!


lanzer
Thank you for joining us on this week's ATA. Have fun at the event and we'll see you next Monday!

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