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This might not be the right forum to post in, but I was wondering if someone can put the item 'Glittering Coal Carnival Boots' in one of the main gaia shops, because I can't find any black ones anywhere and they're not in the shops. :/ If someone could do this and let me know that would be great! Thanks. :3
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deadhearts666
This might not be the right forum to post in, but I was wondering if someone can put the item 'Glittering Coal Carnival Boots' in one of the main gaia shops, because I can't find any black ones anywhere and they're not in the shops. :/ If someone could do this and let me know that would be great! Thanks. :3

You're right about this not being the right forum to post in, as far as getting the attention of Gaia Staff who can adjust what items are in the shops. I can offer you this info: the Glittering Carnival Set is found occasionally in Daily Chance. So your best bet for getting an item from that set is to collect from all six Daily Chance carts every day, as well as watching the Marketplace and Exchange Forum like a hawk.
Have you considered spoiler tagging your posts?
So that you have the date, and then all the questions/answers under one spoiler. Just for the sake of page stretching. It would be easier to navigate the pages and find the specific date someone is looking for. Then they could just click "spoiler" for that post and read all the Qs and As
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Semper Tigris
Have you considered spoiler tagging your posts?
So that you have the date, and then all the questions/answers under one spoiler. Just for the sake of page stretching. It would be easier to navigate the pages and find the specific date someone is looking for. Then they could just click "spoiler" for that post and read all the Qs and As
Hmm...good idea! I'll probably start doing that...I know I'd find it useful! Thanks for the suggestion.
(I'm reminded of what codemonkey said about considering ideas in today's AtA. Something along the lines of "when you ask someone if they've considered an idea, you put the idea in their head, so the answer's always yes." xd )
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Semper Tigris
Have you considered spoiler tagging your posts?
So that you have the date, and then all the questions/answers under one spoiler. Just for the sake of page stretching. It would be easier to navigate the pages and find the specific date someone is looking for. Then they could just click "spoiler" for that post and read all the Qs and As
Hmm...good idea! I'll probably start doing that...I know I'd find it useful! Thanks for the suggestion.
(I'm reminded of what codemonkey said about considering ideas in today's AtA. Something along the lines of "when you ask someone if they've considered an idea, you put the idea in their head, so the answer's always yes." xd )
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April 29th


lanzer
Hello everyone, ATA will start at 5pm today. Before that, I just wanted to share with all of you a message from us:

Last week was a tough week for all of us as we had to say goodbye to many of the staff members here in Gaia HQ. Those individuals were not only staff members but some of our closest friends, so there have been a lot of sleepless nights and high emotions for many of us. We've been partners in building such great features for Gaia, and it's tough to say goodbye to people we have grown to love.

The downsizing which happened last week was an unfortunate necessity of needing to balance our budget. Our new CEO Gary had a tough decision to make - he had to decide how many staff members we can afford to retain given the amount of revenue Gaia makes. Unlike Gaia Online (with dedicated members like you as our audience), not all of our new projects have turned out to be as successful as we anticipated. When projects don't turn out as well as expected, a company has to review the situation, and take steps to ensure the budget is balanced, and that the company is in a good position to continue going forward. As painful as last week's downsizing was, it was done in order to ensure that Gaia continues to remain a viable and vibrant community.

Please know that Gary, and all of us in the Gaia Online office, feel the strong presence of the Gaia Online community. Gary did what he could to prevent interruption of Gaia Online's features. As a result, all the engineers who had been programming for Gaia Online currently are all here, and dedicated to continuing to support the current site as well as creating the next set of features, events, and various updates.

One thing we want you to be aware of is this: We've heard your feedback, and the focus moving forward will be even more towards our Gaia Online community, and working to continue maintaining and growing this amazing site. We've made the decision to put less focus on multiple game titles, and the consolidation of teams (such as Heralds of Chaos) is what happened last week. While we aren't going to say that we'll never work on other off-site projects again, the focus is back on you, our loyal Gaia community.

We do understand that even though some team members had been working on these new game titles in the past years, most of these staff members had produced great features in the past, and their contributions will be missed and shall always be remembered. All staff members here at Gaia treat each other like family. And although this event is painful for us, we are friends forever and for many of us our paths will cross again at one point or another. Gaia is still a big family today, with over 50 staff members, dedicated to making things fun for all of you.


Narumi Misuhara
jonjon21428
Happy Monday AtA,
It is very unfortunate that our staff was cut but I hope we all can eventually get through these tough times together. heart

Towns 2
I hear the team is almost finished with the next major update. Codemonkey already posted some of the future plans of Towns 2, up to 2015. I was wondering if weather, such as rain, is possibly on that list of plans?

zOMG!
Any bug updates?
Also any idea when those achievements will be rolled out?

Etc.
A SDPlus Marshall? ninja
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Towns 2: Yes

zOMG: No ...and no

Etc.: *shrug*
Uncle Kenny
jonjon21428
zOMG!
Also any idea when those achievements will be rolled out?

Still on the back burner for now since I'm dedicating most of my time to the upcoming Summer event. Maybe/hopefully after that? They'll happen one day!
codemonkey37179
we have a 80% chance of weather. smile


siskataya
RafiCat
There's a rumor that there is a 1 million gold payout possible in the zOMG! Daily Chance... is this true?
If so, what are the odds? Has anyone ever gotten it?

I am not sure, but I asked Swarf! And he is not sure XD We can check this though, and have an answer for you in a future AtA. Swarf is kinda busy right now so cannot check! biggrin
lanzer
Yes that is true, it's still here today. I don' t have the list of winners at hand at the moment, sorry.


Uncle Kenny
Parexus
Any plans for new achievements coming out? Maybe some related to your old games such as puzzles, word game, slots?

Lots of plans, not enough time! burning_eyes


Zero Omega
Pandy Quin
Hello
could someone help me with my outbox? theres a message that wont delete since
the person put me on ignore as i sent it. i get error message saying i cannot
send message to this user when i try to delete it.

thanks=]

Messages in your outbox auto-delete after a few days.


Narumi Misuhara
Tobi-chann
Will we ever get an update to the friends list? Like make it easier to organize it?

And do you think we could get an option to remove the quote button from the first post? It's really annoying when people quote OP.
smile

Maybe, not currently a priority though.

...Probably not, subjective issue.
lanzer
Friendslist management will be further down the road as we finish on some of the cooler features like inventory arranger.

I'm afraid there won't be an option to not quote the OP, as it's an essential part of most threads


codemonkey37179
jellykans
1) Adblock - We know you needs ads white-listed, but some of us can't be on Gaia without it. Do you have any suggestions?

2) Downgrading a house - Can a large house be downgraded? I get stuck on leaving my house since upgrading and can only have one guest. This happened on 2 accounts. Will our houses transfer to Towns 2? Will we have pools this summer?

3) Will glitch repair continue for zOMG? Everyone is sad about the layoffs and worried.

Houses currently can not be downgraded. New houses will be out soon, maybe that will fix your problem. Probably no pools this year.


codemonkey37179
Petit Chaton Noir
Hi guys (: how are you?

When is housing going to be released for towns 2 I don't think I can wait any longer emotion_kirakira

Should be this week.


Narumi Misuhara
.~.Lady_Aji.~.
- zOMG! Glitch Fixes: Will the recent layoffs hinder the progress of the glitch repairs?

- Manga: When will the next update be released? Also, can you bring back the color? You’ve said in the past that you started doing the manga in black and white for time reasons. However, it doesn’t seem to have helped much with that.

1. No, the same problem we've always had getting glitch fixes, still remains.

2. Don't know the answer to this :/
lanzer
zOMG fixes are not affected, and we might be able to get more help sometime soon.

We've had a few runs where we released a ton of pages at a time, when when time permits we would like to do that again.


Zero Omega
What Happens At Night
Will they be shutting down ZOMG now that the main Developer is gone? What's happening with zOMG now?

You know I actually started crying when I found out he was laid off! JK FOREVER.

As far as what I know there have been no changes to the current plan/status of zOMG.
Narumi Misuhara
Currently no plans to shut it down, it will continue just as it has been for quite a while now.
carbonphyber
zOMG will not change. It has been in "maintenance mode" (meaning it will be turned on but no new planned features) for over a year now with occasional bug fixes from a former dev.

We, too, are sad to see JK go.


DJ Helsing
Parexus
DJ Helsing
Obnoxygen
For the A-kon in Texas ...

1) Military discount?
2) Are tickets sold at the door?
3) Can you have one in Fort Worth instead of ALWAYS having them in Dallas?

A Kon is a convention that Gaia is attending.

Gaia doesn't have any part in the management of the convention in any way. We are just hosting a panel event for Gaia users who are attending the convention.

For more information about the convention you can visit their website at http://www.a-kon.com/

Any plans on coming down to the Las Vegas area for a convention in the near future?

Also you work with sponsorships correct? Any way you could work with Sentai Filmworks and get a sponsorship for the K-ON! anime? They are releasing the K-ON! Movie this May, great chance for a partnership, Music and Tea!

Unfortunately there are no las vegas events planned this year.

Thats a good idea I'll reachout.


Zero Omega
Lapsis Stella
Hello, guys! I was wondering if we'll get the winners of the arenas featured on the front page in a blog?

Still like the idea, haven't had a chance to implement it yet.
siskataya
You know, that is a cool idea! *ponders and plots* heart


codemonkey37179
judithvaldez
do we have an eta on when we will see the following items

own rally rooms again?
new guilds?
towns 1 ending ?
upgrades to towns 2 ?

also i have trouble adding friends in rally and Hollywood, can this be looked at?

own rally rooms again? changing rooms is planned for the next stage of development.
new guilds? no idea
towns 1 ending ? not sure, but certainly getting closer
upgrades to towns 2 ? Towns two is constantly being upgraded. New features last week included custom history name colors for individuals. Houses should be release this week.
Narumi Misuhara
1. Might not ever get them back but you may get a similar variation of them,no eta yet.
2. No progress, was scheduled for later half of year
3. Won't end until I feel Towns 2 has reached a good place.
4. Ongoing.


siskataya
MistressMinako
I love you guys and I wouldn't have stuck around for nine+ years and giving feedback if I didn't. That being said, I really wish you would learn from your mistakes and quit pouring money and people into projects that you can't support. I understand the need for expansion, but Gaia has had a vast and rich history of developing features, cutting the staff for said projects and letting the feature fester and die. It's unsettling.

That being said, RumbleKitten's daily prize has been broken since the last update.

siskataya

Thank you again for the prizes. I really appreciated the sweatshirt when we had a sudden cold snap a little while ago. Are you still going to have your zOMG project, or is that on hold for now?

Thank you for the feedback, and for sharing your ideas. And for letting us know about the RumbleKitten Daily prize - I'll let someone know about that. And glad you liked the sweatshirt - super warm in a cold snap indeed! As for zOMG!, right now that is on hold a bit while I coordinate various tasks, but I don't think that it is forever. In the interim, I'll continue the community contests, and look for more of us to be hanging out in zOMG! on Fridays. biggrin


Uncle Kenny
EverlastingFairy
Since meebo is going away soon, is there going to be a replacement? Oh! And happy monday <3 Btw any new updates in the gaia lab? ~ ♥

We're looking into replacements but haven't found anything just yet.


codemonkey37179
Yuki the Third
Question: does it iritate you guys when non-staff answers questions in ATA?

Not if the answer is correct. It saves loads of time.


Zero Omega
Nova Elspeth
I was wondering, how do I get a Topic moved from one forum to another. The links in the Guidelines of Barton town are so outdated that it says '404 Not Found' when I click on the links provided.

Yeah, probably some outdated links. I'll take a look into the guidelines and fix it up.
Zero Omega
Nova Elspeth
Zero Omega
Nova Elspeth
Thanks, in my signature, I have a link to a Role Play I made and I would love it if it was moved from 'The Gaia Neighborhood' to 'Barton Town'. I made it a few days ago and have only two others joined, one being my friend. I would appreciate that very much if you could have it moved.

Your best bet would be to PM the mod/forum assistant that moved it and appeal your thread move with them.

No one moved it, I'm asking if an admin, any admin, would mind just moving it to Barton Town. It fits under both categories and no one seems to be visiting the Neighborhood Subforum. That is all I'm asking.

Oh! Well in that case you can just report your own thread and request the move. 3nodding


Narumi Misuhara
jellykans
1) Adblock - We know you needs ads white-listed, but some of us can't be on Gaia without it. Do you have any suggestions?

2) Downgrading a house - Can a large house be downgraded? I get stuck on leaving my house since upgrading and can only have one guest. This happened on 2 accounts. Will our houses transfer to Towns 2? Will we have pools this summer?

3) Will glitch repair continue for zOMG? Everyone is sad about the layoffs and worried.

1. Not at this time but we could investigate.


3. Nothing will change in glitch repair.


Narumi Misuhara
Contest and Guild
Lazner i was just talking to carbonphyber about the parser and he said it is on the back burner now thanks to tech problems.I would like to know if you or the new CEO can give carbonphyber some more rope so he can fix a big part of the site that has been broken for many many years.

Sadly no, I currently need him focused on another project, but this can be revisited once it's complete.


DJ Helsing
x2 Soviet Titties
Will you guys ever bring back Frontier Skies?

We are working on publishing a Boardgame based on the Frontier Skies Art and Theme and more information will be released shortly.
Uncle Kenny
I don't think we have any plans to bring the game itself back since there were so many issues with the meat and bones of the game code. We would like to bring back the shooting game as a standalone mini-game though.


Uncle Kenny
TokerkingNEW
Why is Meebo going out? did you guys forget payments of some sort in order to use it??????

It's not related to anything we have or haven't done. Meebo was purchased recently by Google and they've decided to discontinue the toolbar as of June 6th so they can focus more on Google+ integration. Unfortunately, there's not much we can do to stop them from doing this since it's not our decision.


DJ Helsing
Kiarra-Chan
I gotta ask, will you be at the Dallas Comic Con in May?

Unfortunately no sorry but there are other events that we will be attending listed on www.gaiaonline.com/conventions


Narumi Misuhara
Meromictic
How is the new inventory arranger coming along?

And any idea on when you'll be working on the new alchemy system?

Arranger coming along nicely, alchemy heavily delayed sad


carbonphyber
Haiiro no Sekai
The parser is now on the backburner?

emotion_donotwant Giga ********.

My obligatory "New Jojo items when plea" goes here.

It always has been. The parser was my side project.

I hit a performance snag and I don't know how long it will take to get production-worthy.


codemonkey37179
Captain Silas Manner
Hiya guys!

Will there ever be a return of the paintball game from last year's Rejected Olympics,
or something like it? That was super fun!

Anyway, I'm really hopeful of all of the new things you're updating/making this year. It makes me look forward to a better Gaia despite losing some of staff that also meant a lot to me.

Paintball? maybe. I kept the code, just in case. I am hoping the second part of the year, has some time for games, in and out of towns.


siskataya
Marrionetta
SISKY WHAT IS YOUR HAIR CARE ROUTINE

Terrible, my hair sucks. It's fine and horrid and I have to shampoo it every day because of working out makes it sweaty and gross. Some days I want to shave it all off scream


codemonkey37179
Toni Forelli
Any chance of you guys bringing back addresses in Towns 2?

We will have addresses, or place names in Towns 2, but not zip codes.


carbonphyber
MagicMushroom55
Im constantly being diverted to a page telling to download "extreme flash player"

It doesn't seem to be related to Adobe, and Im only being diverted when I'm on Gaia. It happens about every fifteen minutes and is really annoying, and only began happening after I downloaded one of the "free cash" programs (can't remember which promotion, but it was worth 40gcash).

So I finally opted to download the program but my virus protector blocked it and labeled it as "extremely Malicious"

Again, I'm only being diverted when I'm on gaia. I've even removed every non-essential program I have installed to see if I had already downloaded something dangerous, yet the problem persists, so my conclusion is it has something to do with Gaia itself gonk

So far nothing bad has happened, it's just incredibly irritating and annoying.

Any ideas/solutions?

It sounds like some malware managed to get on your system. You might not have completely removed it.

Try following the instructions here:
http://forums.adobe.com/message/5067742


Uncle Kenny
Yuki the Third
TECH QUESTION:
Another site I frequent has had hard drive issues leading to month long downtimes and rebuilds from backups. How d you guys keep the system up so well to the point that any downtime is momentary?

We've genetically modified our hamsters to be the top-of-the-line breeds so they never tire. Realistically, we just have an awesome Operations/IT team.


Zero Omega
Skeptical Spectacles
Why does it take so long for the staff to work through tickets?

This isn't a personal question, but one example is that I had access to my account before my ticket was even looked at, after being on hiatus.

Tickets take time depending on what the situation is and how backed up we are, there are times we can get flooded and have to try to dig ourselves out while trying to balance other queues such as hacking, scammings, ban appeals, account inquiries, etc. It's just a matter of having a lot of work and trying to take care of issues ASAP.


Zero Omega
Linna69
Yay, for once I get to join this time with out being blocked. I have a few questions. Why don't we have maintenance feature for our profiles. Like I can click some thing and those that want to see it know that's it being work. Instead of just seeing my last update, or blocking completely. And also how come there isn't a form for some people to go to get an image verified. Like for example, maybe there is image some one wants to post and they want to keep PG-13, but they are not sure if that image is PG-13. I've seen some that I've wanted to post, but I was never sure cause I could never get a hold of an admin to find out. And I always try my best to follow the rules, but I would hate to post a pic in my signature that was considered inappropriate.

For image "verification," if you're worried about an image that is inappropriate then you can send a PM to a moderator and get their thoughts on the image before posting it.


siskataya
Ren Orenji Doragon
Hi AtA!

emotion_hug

Also: I spotted Sisky's post about dropping in to the zOMG! dev meats on Fridays more often... remember to level up when you can as well! >w< I'm sure plenty of zOMGaians would be happy to help out! smile

Well, I'll drop in more, but you'll all have to save me! XD As I told scully, I am sucky at zOMG! so I'll need reviving lots haha!


codemonkey37179
Tsuki_Kirkland
Hey Gaia,

I was wondering about a few things and I have some questions

1. Will rare bugs be made a little less rare in towns 2? I think barely anyone may see them now they’re so rare
2. Can we get a recolor of the Ghostly Hookah item.

I'm not sure of the rarity, but there are a lot of bugs in Towns2. I hope you find what you need.
Narumi Misuhara
Yeah that's the plan. Some rare ones show for only like a minute because of the time glitch in Towns 1


Narumi Misuhara
An_Cafe_chan
will edy, josie or the gold mountain crew return to the manga? and will edy have his own shop again?

Honestly don't know. I doubt it would anytime soon.


Uncle Kenny
Teh Betho
Are guilds ever going to be worked on?

Since you speak of "our loyal Gaia community". I've been on this site since 2004 and I've hardly seen any developer, etc. work on updating the guilds.

It's on our list of things to update this year but there's no specific ETA yet.


Zero Omega
TheRoseLife
Lately I've been seeing some people that are getting banned because they get a lot of gold all of a sudden. ouo I just let my friend borrow about 1.3mil so she could buy a sweetheart ring, and we have an agreement that she is going to pay me back next month. But if we do it via trade could I get banned from it?
How do you decide how you ban people when they get a lot of gold though trades because artist will do that and some get paid millions for it. How would you decide whither or not to ban them?
Sorry if I'm not clear. I'm writing a Spanish paper as I type this.
Thank you. ouo

A lot of these situations where someone is banned for "just simply receiving a lot of gold all of a sudden" are actually cases of these people buying Gaia Gold from an off-site website. If you and your friend agreed to just trade 1.3mil as a donation and aren't actually selling it, then it would be fine. We have very specific ways of identifying gold buying based on activity and other things that I won't get into so that people don't try to evade the system. ninja


Uncle Kenny
Empress Boa
whatever Happend to COMMUNITY PAGES. It's suppose to come out already sad Me & A bunch of Art collectors are waiting bc apparently mods told us that our "Archive List of Best Art Collectors" arent viable to be listed in the Art Forums Subtopics (IRONIC RIGHT) soooo we were adviced the best place to put our thread is in the COMMUNITY PAGES... sooo I hope it does come out, not like the promised Avatar Arena changes that never happend loooong time ago

Not sure where you were told it was supposed to be already out but we're still working on it and don't have a specific launch date yet.


Zero Omega
Helios Sagano
Hellooooooo admins!!!

I've got but six questions today. And I'd appreciate it better then anything now that I have my black hair!

1. I have a friend who was temp-banned twice based on old reports that he had on him from months ago. Why is this so and why should trolling cyberers be considered as flaming and harassment? Personally I think they deserved it.

2. What will become of instant messaging on here without meebo? Will gaia make its own?

3. Gaia is considered a pg-13 site. Yet why do you make items that continue to entice people to look like pardon my language, sluts, and the link which also bring more cybering into our fair site?

4. Will gaia ever make a sister site for those of us over 18? I think it will be better off for those of us over 18 like myself who don't want to be hit on by little preteens 12-17 of age.

5. To get rid of underaged gaians (meaning anyone under 13) would gaia be willing to have some sort of actual parental submit thing where the parents have to be called and tell whoever is wanting to join that he/she is 13+?

6. I've filled out reports on this one person for over a year now. I even moved back to an old acc to escape her and yet she continues to find me saying shes tracking me by my ip. Now its not only me shes harassing by my friend Kiro as well in his club hangout thread. Is there any such thing as an IP ban? Yes I've filled out a harassment report, but all I keep getting back is the old screamings I gave her for continuously following me using acc, after acc, after acc. And right now she has used 39 accounts to get to me and has even pretended to be a boy to hit on me since I'm gay.

1. Just because someone is violating the rules does not give you, or anyone, the right to flame or harass other users. Simply report them and move on. There is no reason to harass these users.

3. People will do with their items what they will, if a user is encouraged to cyber based on their items then I'd argue that they wanted to cyber in the first place. The items don't make the decision for the activity you do on the site.

6. We do not do IP bans because there are too many situations where innocent users could be affected or a user can get around it. I'm sorry to hear that this user is abusing you, all I can recommend is that you keep reporting this person when they abuse you.


Uncle Kenny
Kiarra-Chan
Here's a really big question:
Since Gaia is having fiscal trouble would it ever resort to be pay to play?

I'm aware of no plans to implement a pay-to-play structure for Gaia.


Zero Omega
Shiba64
Zero Omega
Shiba64
I want to try and be featured as one of the Avatars on spotlight, but I just need to know how to put my car and my aquarium on my signature and get it to show up? Help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

Should be something in your account settings, that will allow you to display your car/aquarium. Right now we're only accepting avatars for the Blog spotlight.

Thank you Zero Omega and Haiiro no Sekai for the information, I tried to go into preferences and I went to the image display section and checked all the boxes under that section, but I dont see anything at the moment, but before coming to this thread, I could only view my aquarium...It's a little frustrating...

Also, I dont know anything about a blog spotlight, I just know about the one when ya'll pick a set of avatars to spotlight for the month. Is it when Gaia's staff picks a blog to spotlight?

Pretty much, we update the blog every week (or try to, we missed last week) with new featured avatars. You can nominate yourself here:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaia-community-discussion/interested-in-being-a-featured-avatar-for-the-gaia-blog/t.48450339/


DJ Helsing
Princess Peach-Chan
Are you ever going to consider coming to Australia for an IRL Event?
<3

Unfortunately at this time we have reduced our convention schedule to only be in the US and even then we reduced the number of conventions by a considerable number in 2013.

So unfortunately we will not be attending any conventions outside of the US this year or in the near future.

BUT if you have a convention that would like free prize support a representative of the con can message me to find out how they can get prize support!


lanzer
gataka
Worth a shot: HoC will still see development?
I'm not sure what "consolidation" means here xP

And oh DAAAAAAAAAAAAFT PUUUUUUUUUUNK AAAAAAAAAAAAAHH

Further development of HoC is not likely, unfortunately. It's unfortunate as we had put a lot of effort into that game.


Zero Omega
Dual Moons
Is there any chance of a 'Junior Mod Squad' for us under the age of 18? (Because I'd really like to help out in some shape or form). ninja

Probably not anytime soon as you have to sign a legal binding document to become a mod.


codemonkey37179
Meromictic
vodka thief
vodka thief and Meromictic

[conversation about the newest secret Towns 2 area, "Hell" and the fact that there could plausibly be a "Heaven" added as well]

Yes o w o
I like the new places we can go, I hope they keep adding because I love running around yelling WOAHHH at my laptop. c:

lol yeah

I like how you need to say "go to hell" XD

I wonder what the phrase will be for heaven.

I'm thinking it over.


Zero Omega
Sasuke_Smiles_Scare_Me
Hey guys! My first time on ask admins ahhhhh
I'm sure this has been asked a billion times, but I was wondering, when will be the next time we see a full Evolving Item? Not maybe an exact date, but more is there any sort of plan to release one soon or even just in the future? Or is there a particular reason it's only been a lot of Rapid EI's rather than full Evolving Items? I'm very curious and I'd really love an answer!
Thanks so much for listening!

Couldn't tell you when, but I'll pass along the suggestion.


siskataya
vodka thief
Hey Admins,
how much do you love us Gaians? c:

Lots and lots. I think you are an amazing, creative, passionate, and inspired bunch of people. Meeting you all and being able to help you has, truly, been one of the greatest things in my life. heart


Uncle Kenny
What Happens At Night
Uncle Kenny
What Happens At Night
Again GUILDS? What about them? We have been I ting for an update for a while now. Anyone know about that?

@Dj Hell I still have that pen you gave me...

Planned for this year, no ETA, no updates beyond that.

Okay that was said the year before still waiting for updates...

Not sure who said anything last year but we haven't had definitive roadmap plans for guild updates until this year.


lanzer
PhAkE_Lovenote
good evening gaia admin, developers, artist, and everyone eles on the gaia team. I hope everyone is doing well and had a great weekend. I had a question for today. I was wondering you guys was working on comeing of with a bored game here on gaia. That is a awsome idea but i was wondering if you guys would concider haveing like a farm ville game here on gaia instead of facebook?

We've had a few opportunities with games like Farmville, which are social games here on Gaia. Games such as Backyard Monsters, to Summer Springs and Soul Crash were among those games. unfortunately for games that are not created by Gaia, when they are not successful, their creators have to pull their games out which were unfortunate. Moving forward, we'll focus back on features that we create ourselves.


Zero Omega
KitsunEva
MODMAS 2012!

Yes, it's way past O_O but I am curious to see entries and winners for some of the contests (maybe even ones i may have entered? redface )

Is there some secret location these phantom entries/winners are being held hostage? O_O *ominous music*

(but seriously, i would like to know...it's been so long :{ surely there are winners by now lol....dude looks liek a lady? C'mon, Zero, the suspense is killing me XD )

Uhh... Hmm... I'll poke some of the people that did the contests and see if they want to have that information posted. I could have sworn that I posted the winners near the last page or so.


codemonkey37179
Sugar Daddys Girl
Is Gaia shutting down in the forseeable future? Just like all the other beloved sites and games I loved?
I doubt that's your plan, Gaia - but do you think it's a possibility? A risk?

NO.


Zero Omega
What Happens At Night
Dj Hell, marry me? emotion_kirakira

His wife may have a slight issue with that...


codemonkey37179
MistyMary24
1. Is there a chance in the future that one can reserve so many pages so that when making a new thread the owner can say I need a 100 pages and on each of the pages so many post? This would be nice for the ones of us that make multiple glow threads, charity threads and more.

2. Will Towns 2 in the future be more like towns 1 where you can hunt for flowers, trash, bugs etc... Plus able to go to your home and your friends home to visit and decorate?

Towns will be like that in the VERY near future. Like this week.


lanzer
Thank you for joining us on ATA this week. We promise that we will continue focused on everything from updates, fixes and features, and we'll always be here to answer questions and concerns, every Monday at 5pm. smile

See you all next week!


If you don't know why there's a spoiler button here...go back and read the last three posts. I'll be going back and putting them in earlier posts some time soonish.

Be aware that your browser's search function might not be able to find text that's inside a spoiler, so you'll want to expand this post before searching if that's your favorite way to see if a question that's on your mind has been answered.
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lanzer
Hello everyone!

Have you checked out the new housing system? Codemonkey worked hard on this update so please give him any of your feedback! I love the new house style and haven't decided on which one I like best. What's your favorite?

This week Sisky spent time to put together a little FAQ, please take a moment to read through them first. Thank you!


DJ Helsing
alanliu12121
DJ Helsing
Hey Gaia I'm happy to be able to share the first official description of the Gaia Online Frontier Skies Board Game.

I Wish I could share more but for now enjoy!

Also be sure to ask any questions you have about the game and I'll answer what I can.

Based on the popular steampunk-themed minigame, Frontier Skies brings players on a tabletop journey through the unique world of Gaia Online.

Frontier Skies transforms the art, characters and world of Gaia Online into an exciting adventure with strategic decisions at every turn. Players will compete to build the finest airship while managing their crew, stockpiling supplies and maintaining their valuable discoveries-- only the most cunning captain can rule the Frontier Skies as the richest adventurer around!

Frontier Skies is played by 2 to 4 players ages 12 and up. Play time runs between 60 to 90 minutes.

The game consists of four seasons, spanning a total of 12 rounds of play. Each round consists of four phases: market, adventure, trade and draw.

During the market phase, players compete in an open market to purchase new and upgraded parts for their air ship. Purchasing new ship parts improves speed, attack power and cargo capacity giving players special bonuses and extra space to carry valuable Discoveries.

In the adventure phase players embark on a new journey by revealing the top card in the adventure deck. What strange experiences and valuable discoveries await?

The trade phase allows players to trade discoveries with each other, deciding which are worth keeping and which should be sold off to gain gold and free up cargo capacity for their next adventure.

During the draw phase, players activate special abilities, gain an additional discovery and compete for end-of-season and end-of-game goals which reward players with even more gold.

At the end of the final round, each player calculates their total value to find out which captain has amassed the greatest riches!

Soooooooooooooooooo...... From what i see, it's gonna be like Yu-Gi-Oh, right?

No it is definately not like Yugioh

The game play is considerably different in many ways.

Fronteir Skies is a Board Game with Cards not a ccg thus you only need to purchase the game once.

Also there will be more info coming out soon about the game.


siskataya
Before You Ask: Some Answers to Frequently Asked Questions We See in AtA Each Week

Hey everyone - happy Monday! Glad you could stop by the Ask the Admin!

As you all know, though we try to get to as many questions as we possibly can during AtA, it is just not possible to get to them all. We thought it would be helpful to post replies to some of the regularly asked questions ahead of time. Our hope is that these answers will provide you with status updates on these topics so that even if your question on one of these subjects is not answered directly, you'll have the information you need!

Alchemy - Any updates?
Sorry, no updates right now, but it is on the road-map, and definitely not forgotten! ^^

zOMG! - Any updates or bug fixes?
Sorry gang, nothing new to report on this subject. We'll let you know once more bug fixes are done, and once we need help testing some issues. Not to worry, you haven't been forgotten! In the meantime, keep looking for more interaction on Fridays, and community contests! We can still have fun biggrin

Inventory Arranger - Any updates?
We're still working on the inventory arranger - it's coming along nicely, but again, it's a big project. Thank you all for your suggestions and ideas on how to improve the inventory arranger - we'll definitely consider the proposals!

Guilds - Are you going to fix them?
Not right now - as we have said before, Guilds is a massive undertaking and currently not top priority. That said, it is on our road-map, or "to do" list, and we'll try to get to Guilds when we are able to do so.

My Ticket/PM Hasn't Been answered Yet - What's going on?
We're so sorry if there has been a delay in resolving your ticket or issue. We try our best to get to everyone as quickly as possible, but some issues simply take longer to resolve than others. As well, please understand that we are all extremely busy with resolving a wide variety of issues for a lot of people, and handle these in the order in which we receive them. Please know that we do care about all of you and are not ignoring you - we will get to your issue as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for being so patient!

More Facial Hair and/or Mantises please?!?!
No news on the facial hair or mantis fronts, but as always we appreciate your suggestions! We actually love that you are so passionate about certain items and want to request them - they are definitely being considered! biggrin


siskataya
scullylam
so... when will i get that swarf sdplus doll?

>>

<<

*lurks*

hi staff. xd

I see you scully! SEE YOU! eek I've passed along the Swarf doll suggestion, but no ETA on when it could be done. It shall remain one of life's mysteries! biggrin


Uncle Kenny
Starism
What are you going to do with the April Fools item? Will it be forever locked on our accounts?

As we've already said, it will be used for the Summer event.


Zero Omega
Captain Damnit
Zero Omega
Captain Damnit
hey guys, it's my birthday today~ c:

just wondering if you are avidly searching for a replacement for the meebo bar or if it's a if it happens, it happens project.

also when does GGW start?!

Probably no GGW for a while, unfortunately.

but whyyyyyy.
Zero is my favorite.
:C

Need the internal people willing to do it. xd


codemonkey37179
RafiCat
codemonkey37179
RafiCat
Thanks for the fun dragon event!

Some things I'd like to see in the new housing:

1. Give us rooms! instead of just one big space...I'd be glad to pay for a second
room! (not millions or even hundreds of thousands, but maybe 50k?)

2. Let us have a second house, for a vacation house! Why not, we'd be willing to pay
for them, it would be a great gold sink. In fact, I'd really like to have a house in every
area, to fit different moods, and let me decorate with different styles. Make a second
house cost 50k, third 100k, and fourth 150k - this plus the increased furnishings sales
in the Faktori would make a huge gold sink.

3. Make the houses rotatable - in other words, we can turn our point of view and use
all four wlls for doors windows or art etc. This would apply to visitors also - go in and
turn so you can see all of the house from different points of view.

4. And lastly, update the arranger. Remember Backyard Monsters Yard Planner? I'd
love to see an arranger like that, where we are looking down on it and placing our
furniture more easily. You'd have to use a little thought - stacking would be in the
order you put the items in, so if you put your bread first and then the fridge on top
of it, well you've just squished your bread, lol!
But as long as you use some sense, this would be ever so much easier for arranging.

My thread is here.

Also, can you make it so we can access the red house icon anywhere in Barton, at the least, if not
anywhere in neighborhoods.

Hi,

I think I've seen your thread on this.

1. Maybe, someday, time permitting. I do like the idea.
2. that would take quite a bit of work. sad
3. There are really only two walls, I'm afraid it would take far too long too implement this
4. I am going to try to update the arranger at some point,

Thanks for the response. I'm surprised getting additional homes would be a lot of work though.

Every house is tied to the person who owns it. Once you move from a singular, to a plural of anything, it becomes much more complicated.


Uncle Kenny
AmeIia F Jones
Is it true that you guys are going to shut
Gaia down until June 6th?

No...
Zero Omega
We have no plans to shut Gaia down on June 6th, Google will be shutting down Meebo on June 6th.


codemonkey37179
Treacherous Hat
Quick question about housing.

A lot of users were surprised to see how upmarket the supposedly gothic and vampire infested Durem turned out. Obviously that design is very cute and I know a lot of people are enjoying it as we speak but are there any plans to add multiple neighbourhood types per city in the future (and if not do you think there ought to be)?

Right now, there are no plans to add different styles of neighborhoods.


Jak Bauer
gataka
Zero Omega
gataka
Hmm. Who designed the Frontier Skies boardgame?
60-90 mins... that's much longer than I'd expected xD

DJ came up with the idea, game play, and creation of the Frontier Skies board game.

No clue he was into such things. Now I'm really curious ninja

You should be, it's alot of fun to play!


siskataya
Pandy Quin
when are trophies for fishing going to be given out? players all the way from february have not received theirs.

Actually, I've been working on getting that all sorted out this week. Sorry I couldn't do it before, but I hope to have it all done by Friday biggrin


codemonkey37179
Csilla Silvana
Hey look! I actually didn't miss one!

A few housing questions!

Will we be getting a furniture update soon? And since we don't seem to get them with new houses anymore can you please put starter furniture sets in the Faktori?

I know it will be a lot of work for everyone, but is there a chance for multiple rooms in houses now? If it is possible coild we also have a "back Yard" area for gardens so it won't affect the neighborhood area?

No more updates for housing at the moment. We will continue to update Towns 2


siskataya
DJ record reverend
Ish no waant to lose meebo so can gaia work on that? crying

Sorry you'll miss Meebo! Unfortunately, this is a business decision that we have no control over. No worries, we're looking into alternatives! ^^


codemonkey37179
minneken
will we be seeing new housing items any time soon? maybe a contest to design some is in order!
and will there be free roam in Towns 2? I think this is a question haunting just about every Towns user...

We will probably be adding more navigation features to Towns 2. No decision has been made yet.


Narumi Misuhara
angelfromdown-under
Firstly...thankyou for the FAQ (hope it actually helps >_>; )

Secondly, are the bugs/flower/trash drop rates going to be tweaked in towns 2 or is how they are now how they are going to stay??

They will be tweaked, we're waiting for the usage to level off before making any modifications.


DJ Helsing
Pixitella
About the Frontier Skies boardgame
will it be available for sale for those outside the U.S.?

Good question I will find out. But in theory if you pay for shipping you can get it. But don't quote me on that. It all depends on which game distributors pick it up.


DJ Helsing
Cecilia Davidson
SIIIIIIIIIIIISKARADISH 8V

so i finally got my con badge for SDCC and i was wondering if any of the staff was going. i am planning on showing up with some of my tarot cards to go in costume.

Hoping to be there but no confirmation yet.


Zero Omega
iiRawrPickles
Zero Omega
iiRawrPickles
Hey admin smile Is it possible for a gaian to lose their items for some reason?
I know a guy who was complaining that he was just at towns, then he was suddenly logged out, his account info was changed but was later on able to retrieve it.

By the time he got it back numerous items were taken away.
Trade history, even the gifting history was empty.

How can this be possible for somebody to lose items that fast?

Thank you and good day! biggrin

Sounds like this person was hacked, he should file a hack report. There is no possible way for someone to delete their trade/gifting history.

Yeah i know. but that's what puzzles me is that why would the trade history and gifting history be empty?

There are multiple ways to get rid of items, the vend, selling them to the gold shop, sending them to dumpster dive, etc.


codemonkey37179
Sakura Parfait
Will there be a directory in Towns 2 like Towns 1?

There are no plans at this time.


lanzer
Rhaego
Because remarks in Spanish can not be translated to the letter to English and it may have a different definition in English.
My mother tongue is Spanish I understand what the slang means very well.
that remark may or not be offensive depending on the context it was posted.

so I tried to be polite but the user's response was even more rude.
now we have to think twice if we want or not want to use the "blocking system" Ignore System
if the user we're blocking has a long term thread in that forum we will be seeing that topic block notice in red letter at the bottom of the page. i think its like a punishment for both sides for him and for me, like a double dagger.

The user was reported. second post was deleted. user was blocked.
my problem is i still have to see his first Post #20
also my thread followers/lurkers may react and curse him for that post. A post deletion will be the appropriate move to avoid further incidents.

User Image you mention the potential for a abuse is too great because users will use that power to silence others?

Well they already do that.

In sitefeedback
its against the rules asking users to leave ."If you don't like my idea you can GTFO".

You don't need to ask a users to shut their months when they disagree with your ideas, you just put them on your ignore list. User Image

#27 Is it the same thing as silence them, to keep their mouths shut ?

You have to acknowledge that there is a problem with the ignore system.

Okay, yes. i do have some ideas on how to improve it. If you allow me I'll just post them here in next AtAs, its the most i can do for this site. even if you dont like my ideas. User Image

i do not want you to give him more warnings.
as i stated in my previous post.
In the past moderators have deleted 2 of my posts without any warning.
plus the Post Deletion in Bug Report & Technical Support by a Community Member
so I really don't see a problem if you deleted that post in question. Report #15866401

If not , I really have to insist on that forum delete Button.

User Image


You say you can't delete a post you request to be deleted in your forum but they can delete other posts in Chatterbox forum and Bug Report & Technical Support for no reason,no warning and randomly.YEAH They'll Delete your post when they want to for no Reason nor Warning given, but if When you Request a post Deletion to avoid further incidents you Say you Can't do it ...it's not right, i know its your Site but I am the Thread Creator and it is my Thead. it is my responsibility and my obligation to moderate my own forum. As for the Long Term Thread I would Suggest that Thread Creators Request a Moderator to review their forum every 3-6 months.

The questions I would like to ask in AtA may sound rethorical but they are not.
Im asking them for a reason:

#28
Why is it alright for a mod to delete a post of mine with no warning and told no reason but when I request a post to be deleted that is disrupting my forum, my request is declined?

carbonphyber

#29
Why is it alright for a Community Member to delete other people's posts in forum 47 & Forum 355 ?

#30

Not every post in Chatterbox is Spam!! so Why is it alright for a Community Member to delete other people's posts in forum 23 ,Chatterbox ?

our voices should be heard

Sorry that you've went through so much trouble, unfortunately there are limitations to the ignore system as things such as quoting isn't made dynamic to the point where ignored posts are also deleted. Maybe in the future there would be such as feature.

As for deleting posts, each forum has their rules and guidelines, it's not a matter of what we can do on a technical level, but what makes sense for the type of discussion happening. In your case, I'm afraid we won't be adding deletion features on other forums. You're welcome to share your thoughts and concerns with us, and we'll take your thoughts into consideration.


Narumi Misuhara
Pixitella
Narumi Misuhara

Yup, I lowered it this morning.We're going to be looking at possibly bringing some fish back but before we can do that, it needs to be better balanced with how much gold it gives out. It's still out of whack. I apologize for not announcing it, totally my fault.

Possibility of bringing Memphis back I hope?

Everything's on the table, personally I don't see any reason why not.


codemonkey37179
Karouselle
are you planning on adding topics to towns 2 and more rooms to houses? c: I speak for a lot of users when I say we'd appreciate that.

No plans for it at this time.


Jak Bauer
Furire
Hey, quick question.
My friend was banned a while ago. Well, he was complaining to me about having to re-earn everything. Me, being me, I did not want to hear it; so, I told him to go to the ATA and ask you all. Well, he was doubting a cheerful response.

So, his question is: What is the chance of getting a banned account back?

Depends on the circumstances involved in the banning. He would have to discuss that when he files the ticket for the ban review. Every issue is different.

And we don't bite. Well, maybe Zero does a bit, but he's been good lately.


codemonkey37179
panoptes
the new gaia houses look great! im looking forward to seeing future updates to towns 2 smile

im curious, is it your intention to bring the day/night shift from towns 1 to towns 2, or is the new towns to remain in eternal sunlight?

It will eventually get dark. A much improved darkness.


codemonkey37179
EliteDanneh
@Codemonkey - I miss my items being animated in towns. Any ability to let us enable that as a beta/labs feature until it's got full implementation?

@Anyone else -

1: Any more animated items to come?

2: ...Or new achievements/achievement rewards to come soon?

It will probably be one of the next things I work on.

I don't have any more answers.


DJ Helsing
Pixitella
DJ Helsing
Pixitella
About the Frontier Skies boardgame
will it be available for sale for those outside the U.S.?

Good question I will find out. But in theory if you pay for shipping you can get it. But don't quote me on that. It all depends on which game distributors pick it up.

Will you also give us a time frame on like how long it would take for it to arrive in our doorstep? Or would that depend on the game distributor?

asking this because its been exactly about 2 months-2 weeks-5 days and I havent
received my prize package from the gaiaversary contest sisky held yet and the waiting this long is kinda disheartening

All that depends. More info will be out shortly.


lanzer
Ingou
Hello admins, I think this is the first time I have asked anything at these meetings, but here it goes.

I was curious if it would be possible to get a list of the current Gaia admin/mods/devs/artists/etc. The reason I ask this is because most of the lists I've come across are outdated and with Gaia Spirit Week a couple months away, we'd like to make sure that we're pointing people in the right direction if they want to drop some love. c:

Also, is there a Spotlight for user-run events? I know we've had one in the past (GSW was featured in it before), but I haven't seen anything like that as of late. I thought I would ask, since GSW would certainly like to get in on that, because it's always great to bring in people that are new to the event.

Lastly, something un-related to Spirit Week; could we please get a regular-ol' Evolving Item? The RIE we've gotten lately are nice, but not quite my tastes, and I know a few other users agree. Not saying "Don't make any RIE" but just tossing in a couple of the traditional EI throughout the course of this year would be nice.

I'd also like to say that Towns 2 looks fabulous! It was a bit confusing at first, but after the chaos cleared, I really like the update.

/silently wishes for an update to Bunnihilation this week

We don't have a list right now, but all staff members that are active in forums usually hang out in ATA so it's easy to get our names here. Sorry I don't have one handy.

Yeah we always wanted to promote more user run events. Too bad we haven't finished the calendar feature yet but we're always here to help on an individual basis.

We are thinking about that also. Though no guarantee what will release next


Uncle Kenny
Pirate Captain Sushi
Been a while since I've been to one of these, thought I'd give my feedback on housing.
I love Barton and Gambino's look, they look very 3 dimensional in their 2D environments. I haven't checked out Durem yet, but Aekea... the buildings there look a little flat in comparison to the other towns. Don't get me wrong, it's still really pretty and I congratulate the people working on it but... compared to the others... it appears very 2 dimensional. sweatdrop

Now onto my questions:

1. Any new summer event news? I noticed you didn't put that on the FAQ. emotion_awesome

2. How would you guys respond to a mass of users deleting a whole bunch of "specific" items in a user-run event with the intent on making them non-existent in the database? Just uh... just curious.

3. Any of you excited for Kreig on May 14th? ninja

1) Nope

2) I'd say good luck with that


codemonkey37179
[-Angst-]
I am having trouble with Towns 2....I think I finally got my house placed/accepted, though I don't even know WHERE, then I found all of my house out of my old house/storage and in my active invo and gave up trying to figure it out on my own. Am I supposed to "move" something? I couldn't find an invo on the new house to start decorating...it's all bumfuzzling to me...GAH!

Also, I am VERY interested to know how the collection of trash/bugs/flowers is going to work, as there is no navigation from neighborhood to neighborhood that I can discern, except into and out of my "own" neighborhood via that silly bus...and come to think of it, have only seen 3 bugs--no flowers or trash--in whatever neighborhood I landed in.

How are we alchemists going to find our game item mana, anyway? It does not appear that we can start a straight-line run through neighborhoods in the new Towns...

If any of this has been addressed cogently in some forum or thread I haven't found, I'd be happy to know how to get oriented.

Ok, first things first. Place your house in Towns 2. Go to the boat in towns 2, and click on the house icon. If you have a house it will say "go to my neighborhood" else it will say "create neighborhood".


DJ Helsing
Zowie Stardust
DJ Helsing!

How's the darling baby doing? I kind of wish you'd put the little one up in some videos to share.
:'D <3
Sooooooo cute!

Doing great thanks for asking.

She will be at Fanime and hopefully apart of the webcast that were hoping to do again!

Any maybe in a monthly video update soon!


lanzer
Lucentas
Hey everybody! I hope you’re all doing well. biggrin

I was curious as to just how much creative liberty Gaia artists have when designing new items. Are they essentially allowed to create whatever they feel like, or do they have orders handed down to them (such as “we need something green and Viking-themed for this month’s MC”)?

Yup, Gaia artists pretty much have the freedom to choose the theme, category, to style. They collaborate and decide what the major themes are to stay consistent for every release though.


Zero Omega
Tsuki_Kirkland
Hey Gaia

Firstly thank you for Towns 2 and the Dragons event. Those were great, and I hope you do something like the dragon event again. Can we get a dog companion RIG?

Zero Omega


Zero is there a chance you can give an ETA on that Recommendation sub-forum now? I know last time you said you couldn’t . But it’s getting worse in the AMC and it’d be nice to know if there’s a chance that’s on the way as a lot of what I’m reporting seems to be recommendation threads.

Recommendations has always been an "issue" in AMC, don't think it's gotten really "worse." AMC used to have a lot more traffic too. No ETA yet, it's really whenever I have a few spare minutes to do it and set up rules.


codemonkey37179
sexyrosebud
housing questions!
how long would i know i got the house i quseted in the town two

The request is handled by a landlord, who is just a user like you. I suggest you go back to the boat, and create your own neighborhood.


codemonkey37179
Lupa Fangs Makucha
I have to say I love the work you are doing in the houses even if some people don't. I mean I love that we each have our own towns if we choose. That is so cool. Love the landlording options too.

The only thing I hate is the walking. I know you can hold down the shift, but it lags. If you hold down the shift while trying to move into a new area you will never load into it. You have to reload.

Go to settings in the towns smart phone. click avatar options. adjust your speed.


codemonkey37179
AlphaWolfQueen25
Is there a way I can re-locate to a new neighborhood in Towns 2? I picked the wrong one by accident sweatdrop

House options on the smart phone (you have to be in your neighborhood), click relocate.


codemonkey37179
Ristani
When I placed my home, The style was picked for me. Is this normal, or was that a glitch? I am not very happy about not being allowed to pick My house style.
I really like how well Towns2 is comming together. I cant wait to see what the future holds for it.
I like seeing mods and Admins wandering around Towns2 also. It shows you guys care about it.
I am glad to be able to be apart of such a great site. I am glad I joined gaia.
On a side note, I noticed a glitch in Zomg.

Yes, that is normal. On your towns smartphone go to housing options (while in your neighborhood) and click the style tab


Uncle Kenny
various Booty Grab tank owners
[indignant whining about today's lowering of the Booty Grab daily cap]

It was still giving out an exorbitant amount of gold in comparison to other areas of the site and needs to be brought in line to better balance payouts through /all/ games.


codemonkey37179
im not a mango
I've noticed hidden rooms being made available through rally, vh, and towns 2.
Will more old chat spaces be made accessible like this? or is this it?
I would personally love to see the pie hard picnic room made available or the halloween mansion~

That is certainly my intention!


codemonkey37179
Princess-Orphelia
Hi everyone.

Just a quick question about towns 2.

When someone accepts your request to become your neighbors as per pm sent [saying they've accepted] .. When I go to where my house is - where are they? No one is there but me.. gonk

Ps,
Orphie is sick with bad case of flu today.. sad

They may not have placed their house, or they could have moved.


Zero Omega
MiniNitemares
Hi Gaia staffs!
Anyone one of you can tell me or link me to the
requirements for becoming a Gaia Mod?
Also, can getting a warning for doing something wrong affect the application if I were to apply?

You can find requirements about being a mod here:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/site-questions-assistance/moderator-application-faq/t.46243481/


lanzer
Serethielle
Why was PRlSM laid off? And do you happen to have any hints for the next CI?
Also, will you be hiring any artists with the same style as PRlSM? Is there an EI featuring Fayren anytime soon?

Also, can I get a quote from Lanzer? 8DDDDD

Every artist in the Gaia team is chosen because of their unique style and terrific talent. Losing Prism is as bad for us as losing any other artists in our team, and if it happened to anyone else, I wouldn't be able to answer the same question as well. I can only hope that we can improve on our games and offerings so that we can hire back more artists in the future.


codemonkey37179
Zcy
Codemonkey has done a great job I love the new house's ( I picked a beach home )
will there be more updates to towns 2 ,, It would be great to be able to walk around to all the areas that are on the map,, ( Bass'ken Lake., Aekea, Durem Reclamation Facility and so on ) don't know if that would be possible or not but it would be fun

There will be updates coming in the next month or so.


milkbun
Metal Shang
Oh, yeahh. I now remember. I wanted to know if there will ever be "Animal Crossing" related items in the future, maybe a bundle or something? That would be amazing if there will be.

I AGREE IT WOULD BE AMAZING
*points at signature*


Zero Omega
RafiCat
Just wondering, do you guys read every post in ata, or just skim thru and read the ones that catch your eye?

I read through posts but only answer on questions I know the answer to.


siskataya
Project DT88
Hello This is my first time on Ask the Admin since I always miss it because of college, but anyhow, I had an Idea and I wanted to pass it on and ask if you have ever considered it or why it was never implemented.

I know many people on the RP forums use many special colors like Sandy Brown, Royal Blue, and so on. These colors are not on the color bar and many of the colors on that bar are not used by people since they can be hard to see or they just don't like them. For instance I have a hard time reading text colored with Cyan so I never use it. My question is this. Could the color bar be editable for each and every person, for instance have the basic 13 colors, but then have 13 blank spots under them which can be set in My Gaia for that person?

Interesting suggestion! Not sure if this could be done, but I can forward the suggestion along! biggrin


milkbun
KatanaWielder26
Hello mods! I know the weather must be nice where you guys are and i will try to keep this short so we can both log out and go hang in the sun. But i created a thread in the dragons be here forum to ask for the dragon npcs as "i am" items, the thread is practically self explanatory. this is just like the moonlight event with the werewolves! just dragons instead! and as u can see i have at least 240 people liking it or supporting it and many others posting they agree with it. so is there a way this can be made a reality? thanks to any devs, artists, and mods who reply in advance.

We might release the dragons as an item at some point in the future but I cannot say this with 100% certainty or if it will be anytime soon. I'm glad so many people enjoyed the event!


lanzer
Knight Yoshi
When are you going to update the image caching API? Many Photobucket images still are not loading. The problem is the Photobucket redirects, the status code is 301 permanently moved.
When removing the cache from the image source it loads, also when placing it in a non-image caching site, the image loads just fine as well. Many people are blaming Photobucket, but it's the cache system not using the new image URI provided.

And here is exactly is my point. Look here:
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/site-questions-assistance/profile-help-current-theme-override/t.85788093_2/#2
^-- the image in that post is giving a 301 status code and is not displaying, using the same direct link without the cache in a site, it loads just fine.
http://dmclass01.hccfl.edu/web108/

We'll be looking into the problem, and in the near future I hope that we'll have image hosting capabilities to help with some of these problems also. Thanks for reporting.


milkbun
BrutalJunkie
Loved the dragon event
just wished Ethelos had more poses .

will you ever have the gaia shop open to were we can buy real plushies again?

No plans for this anytime soon. Glad you enjoyed the dragon even though. It was a lot of fun for us too.


codemonkey37179
Dream Wonderland
Hello Gaia staffs I wanted to ask if you guys can allow Gaians to be able to arrange the way the houses are positioned in towns 2 so that the houses can be faced in any directions that the Gaian wishes to be rather than the houses being automatically slantedly faced

Well, not at this time. It may make sense in Gambino or Barton, but it would not in Akea or Durem. Maybe for the future.


siskataya
Uncle Kenny
Ridley Starsmore
Yeah, I'm out.

BTW...just a thought.

If the same topics keep coming up often enough at AtAs to require an FAQ post, maybe something should be done about the questions that keep getting brought up.

Just a thought.

That's not really a viable solution...We're already working on many of the features people ask about and they continue to ask anyway, we can't exactly work more to make them ask less. The issue isn't things not being done, it's people who don't take the time to read over any post that isn't their own and there's nothing we can do to force them to read it either. The FAQ is there for those who do take time to read and will see it and have their question answered. Those who ask anyway will just ask anyway and probably shouldn't be surprised if their questions don't get an actual response from us since we gave it to them up front.

Yeah, the FAQ was just an attempt to put info out there in case anyone posted a similar question but didn't get an answer directly. biggrin


Uncle Kenny
Prince Nathan Rutherford
Are you all planning on adding topics to Towns 2? Because if not, you're dead to me.

We're not planning on it currently since they were heavily abused in Towns 1. I seem to be quite alive but you can believe what you like.


lanzer
Astral Oceans
I really don't know if this has been explained thoroughly, or addressed in any way. I'm not much of a forum lurker, or poster myself, so I'm not too knowledgeable on the subject.

Now I understand that due to some kind of "licensing" issues, or what ever you'd like to call them. Mecha-Neko is not available in any other country, excluding good'ol Murica.

Will Mecha-Neko be available in other countries, anytime in the future?
If it will, do you have an estimate of how soon?

Thanks for your time

Your friendly neighbourhood

~Friendly Friend.

Sorry but it's unlikely that the Mecha-Neko items will open up to other countries once they've been released, as sponsorship opportunity come to Gaia form the license holder, and we don't have the right to give out items, as much as we want to . At the same time, the license holder for one country usually have no ties to license holder for another country so we won't have the opportunity to expand the availability of those items. Hope that makes sense.


lanzer
Cuticle Tantei Inaba
Question
Why did Gaia stop allowing user's from adding symbols to their usernames?"!" "[} etc.
Example:[Ra!Nb0ws.]

We wanted the option to potentially have user names in the URL for their profiles, or maybe even email address if we ever have that feature, so we excluded symbols because URL and email addresses cannot have these symbols also.


lanzer
Thank you for joining us on ATA this week. Don't forget to choose your new house while it's still free! See you all next week!



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Dakotapikpik
I have a simple request. One that's easily fulfilled and will make my wittle heart soar.

Can we have Uncle Kenny start ending AtA with "See You Space Cowboy..."?
Uncle Kenny, in the topic's final post
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May 13th

lanzer
Hello everyone!

Have you finished decorating your new homes yet? We've been so focused on the feature that we don't have as much furniture ready as we liked. Hope to see more in the near future. The new inventory arranger is going smoothly, can't wait to clean up my inventory!

How many of you are waiting for the Star Trek movie this weekend? Do you love the last movie or do you think that the reboot doesn't do the original series justice? I know that either way I'll be in the theaters with all our friends so I hope the new movie will be entertaining.


siskataya
RafiCat
How many of the staff who answer AtA questions have played zomg? Has the new ceo played it at all?

I've played it! Not sure the new CEO has, but we can try and get him in the game sometime and show him how it works biggrin
Zero Omega
I've played zOMG, dunno if the CEO has yet, as you can imagine he's an incredibly busy person.
Jak Bauer
I have played, but it wasn't quite my cup of tea. My daughter is a big fan of it tho.
Sandokiri
I did, early on; I think I have a CL of 2.8, though it could be 2.1, I forget. ^^;
Narumi Misuhara
I have.


codemonkey37179
Corinth Maxwell
cat_stare I certainly hope that the next movie will be fairly amusing. cat_ninja

1. Why is it that certain items (i.e., items that most people would consider useless, or items that have a severely limited quantity in circulation) don't have a "Trash" option at all, and only have an option to be donated?

2. Instead of using a third-party footer that can often malfunction and/or become glitched, why hasn't Gaia improved its own footer bar so that it works better than the now-defunct "Meebo" bar?

3. Are the "private neighborhoods" in Towns 2 going to remain private, or will they eventually be opened up to allow anyone to move into them, regardless of who the current "landlord" is?

I can only answer to the towns question. The neighborhoods will remain that way. We designed it so you can have your friends live nearby. You are welcome to get your own neighborhood, and be the landlord.


siskataya
Fat Obstreperous Jerk
Can the Recommended Friends feature be made optional? I really don't like looking at it.

Sorry, but right now it is not an optional feature. I can pass along your suggestions though to have it be optional biggrin


Zero Omega
Mr Jet Kitten
where are the cash cards now even the one you told use that replace the gaia one not around here!

You can find Gaia Cash cards in the form of Zeevex and Ultimate Game Cards wherever stores carry them.


Jak Bauer
Mashed Potato Jones
Jak Bauer
Mashed Potato Jones
I'm going to watch Star Trek...for sure. Been playing enough Star Trek online that I should probably pin a huge nerd badge to my shirt.

How are you tonight admins? Keeping cool, I hope? I imagine as we are approaching summer weather it's getting quite warm there in Cali.

Star Trek should be cool. Nerd Alert: I used to own one of those pin on Communicator badges smile

Nerd Alert II: I still have one. It's the one from when I bought the collector's edition of Star Trek Online close to three or so years ago. I should upload a pic!!!

That would be great! Mine was this big heavy silver and gold thing. I loved it!


siskataya
Luna the Moon APH
Hello!

Has a replacement been found yet for meebo, after it leaves next month?

Heya - thanks for the question! No replacement yet, but we're still looking! biggrin


codemonkey37179
ForeverInMyHeart12
will towns 2 be getting more bugs and trash?

We recently increased the amount of flowers and trash in Towns 2. Check it out!


codemonkey37179
I-H o n e y B e a r y-I
Is there any way to get towns to work on a iPad? emo

Not at this time.
Zero Omega
I-H o n e y B e a r y-I
Is there any way to get towns to work on a iPad? emo
And is there a way to get a account that was banned for no reason due to it being hacked?

Not unless Apple decides to support Flash. When an account is hacked it may sometimes get banned for being compromised to protect the account, if this is the case, file a hack report at http://www.gaiaonline.com/hacking


Uncle Kenny
Starshine
Uncle Kenny
Kari Twilight Mist
Will you be returning the Easter egg hunt, Jack, trick-or-treating, and the Christmas tree to zOMG ever again?

Since we don't have any developers on the Gaia team that know how to set them up, it's not likely they'll come back any time soon.

Can we borrow swarf for a day from Gaia social to set it up? emotion_kirakira

Probably not, he's pretty busy these days.


lanzer
Darc Nightgale
-Waves- Hello!
It's a chilly day here, so I made some beef stew from scratch. Very yummy. whee

It seems that quite a few hairstyles removes the Eternal Emperor ( Crown ). Is there anythin' you can do to fix this. Pretty please. emotion_kirakira

As for alchemy I think what would be awesome is when you open a an alchemist case, there would be a number. That number would determine what level formula you would get. As for the formula it could still be random. Of course the level 1 would be the rarest, because of the Inizio formulas.

Thanks for takin' the time to read my post.

Please give me more specific examples of which items are colliding and I can check for you.

We had thought about the idea of splitting up the alchemy case, if we go with that route then it would make things easier too.


milkbun
Estelle Dawn
http://www.tektek.org/gaia/price/1005759/demeter_nacht

The item above cannot be searched in the MP. I've made a thread a while back in the Bugs/etc forum, but didn't get a reply. For people without the tektek toolbar, it's impossible to find this item.

It seemed to be missing keywords. I added them back in. Hopefully in a few minutes it will be working.


milkbun
What Happens At Night
milkbun
What Happens At Night
Hi admins! So a few questions tonight:
First off what was the first item made on gaia? (Really just curious)
I filled out a scamming ticket, where would that be located? I don't have the number and I still haven't heard back from anyone about it. It has been more than a couple of weeks, and I would like the 500k that I am owed. Thanks a bunch! biggrin
Also, I am so digging this months RIG! emotion_kirakira

The first item ever entered into the database is Tan Peasant's Shirt

For males or for females?

Both I believe.
milkbun
What Happens At Night
I thought items in the beginning where gender specific.

It's both now but looks like it was originally male. The first female item looks to be Fancy Virgin Dress.


Zero Omega
Lapine Lequesne
Have you ever had a pet die? What'd you do to cope with the loss and get over it?

I recently had my 13 year old cat die, and she was my most cherished baby. I'm only 19, but I feel like that was the closest thing to being a parent. The crushing feeling of watching her struggle to eat, or being force-fed water to try and keep her hydrated. That last moment where you realize its done, it's over. She's not the same cat you used to know.

I keep expecting her to pop up while I'm around the house and it's crushing me every time I turn the corner. I feel like you guys are old enough to have had a few pets and lived through their deaths.

I haven't had a pet that close to my life die yet (although my oldest cat will eventually get there, she's pretty old now), I've been unfortunate to come across a lot of my cats that have been hit by cars. So unfortunately I can only really give you the same advice I give to others who have lost loved ones. Loved ones are never really gone if you keep your happy memories with them alive, they will always be there looking out for you. Definitely take some time to yourself to adjust and understand what happened, it's not your fault that anything happened. However, never forget the good memories.


Narumi Misuhara
MillKitten
Mothers' Day holiday just passed. Can you clue us in on who Hatsya, Saiph, Rigel, and Mintaka's mother is?

Any hints on what our next RIG theme might be? I think we're due for a celestial one soon......

Any chance we'll see Ethe or Superphi return to doing EI's, in the near future?

Since Crescento and Brennivin's clothes are in Dernier*Cri, is there any chance we'll be seeing other NPC clothing wind up there, too?

Any more dragon-themed events scheduled?

MillKitten

Any more dragon-themed events scheduled?
...answering the part I know...

That one wasn't really scheduled to begin with razz


Narumi Misuhara
Neuropink
When is the inventory organizer going to come out? was there ever a BETA? Or did I miss out completely? I'm an active lurker/member on gaia and i tried to stay up to date with staff alerts but I haven't heard any positive news on this in a while; did you guys give up on it?

I desperately want some sort of invo organizer. Those of us with 1000+ items on one account aren't holding up to well here.

We haven't given up on it, I said about a month ago it would take a few months. That hasn't changed. smile


Narumi Misuhara
Starshine
Any updates to towns we can look forward to? The last update was great, but still feels like it's missing something, navigation wise.

Many planned. In fact as long as the project meets expectations, the updates will run well into 2015


Zero Omega
bbiram
Zero Omega
bbiram
Hi All,

Is there still a box given for purchasing more than 25GC?

Thank you,
bbiram

You still receive a Crystal Box if you make a purchase for 2500 Gaia Cash or more.

Is it only given when 2500GC is purchased in a lump sum, or would it be given if 1000GC x 3 was purchased?
Thank you for the answers. I appreciate the ATA.

bbiram

It would have to be an order of 2500 or more.


codemonkey37179
ROSETTA-MY-LOVE
Hi. Sorry if this was already asked yet, but I was wondering if we will be able to add more rooms to houses in the future?

Thinking about it, but the year's schedule is filling up fast.


Uncle Kenny
Soul of Kyr
2. When are you going to turn those souls we all have from the easter event into something??
You did say you would....

Same answer as before, in the Summer event.


lanzer
Yeata Zi
Recently I was thinking about how awesome it would be if you guys did a Monthly NPC Q&A similar to the AtA--only it would feature one or two NPCs a month that the community could ask questions. It would be awesome and a relatively easy way to get some NPC/community interaction. Not to mention a relatively simple way to drop plot/event hints. Any way I can get you guys to ever consider doing this?

I made a topic about this, and the GCD seemed to respond favorably. I think it would be ballin'

Have a great week!

Oh, and before I forget: Loved the number of eyepatches included in this past RIG. It's unfortunate they were all on the wrong eye... so I can never wear them! *sob* STILL! AWESOME EYEPATCH WORK!

I think that's a great idea. I would like a chat with some of the NPC myself. smile


Zero Omega
Kitt Koneko
I haven't been able to make these in forever, so my post is word heavy.
I'm posting stuff from my feedback threads I really want staff to read so I'm pasting here.
I have hope for where Gaia is going.

A note for the dragon event:
I really appreciate getting to see the staff active in one place like with some of the mods do in CB here and there. It has made me feel more connected.
Getting to see Reapersun get slain was hilarious.
Then Ebsawhatever posting about having eaten her after sitting on her corpse.

I may not have gotten all the horns I wanted, yet, but I love seeing staff members on the site.
I feel it reinvigorates the community. That's my favorite part about this event. Not the items, but the feeling I'm getting from a community.

I recognize faces from different forums I go to and it's really fun for me to see everyone in one place that's not being incredibly spammed. Good job on centralizing the spam posts to sticky threads. It makes the main part of the forum tolerable and fun.

I think this is a good event that has points that could be utilized in the future to improve existing types of events.

Like I said centralizing the spam posts to individual threads (or subforums) and having the staff be active and interact with the community. Including moderators.
I also found it clever we got to participate in the creation of this event via the poll voting on pets. That brings a whole other level of being interactive with the site and what happens to it. I feel like I'm more apart of Gaia right now than I do just someone posting on the forum

I loved how interactive with the community the dragon event was and it reminded me of how big the community feeling was when I joined. It was smaller and easier back then, but I have hope the site can get back to focusing on community and less on making money on cash shop items. I feel the site is item focused and that's where it's been going wrong. It doesn't create a long term connection with users and they're more likely to throw away the site, I think. Having more angles to hook users is a way I think Gaia can survive long term.

Like there are so many items now, I don't even care to look at all the items when there's an update.

About towns and houses:
With Towns 2 out,

Guest Book
I was thinking it'd be really cool if everyone had a guest book in their house that would basically post a comment on that person's profile like regular comments.


I also think it'd be awesome to have neighborhoods linked so you can have more than one screen and more friends in your area and can navigate off the page by walking like in original towns. I liked how you could all be near and in walkings distance.

It'd also be nice to have an option to open towns straight to your house so you can forgo the landing town.

I'd also love the ability to lower quality because I'm on an older computer that has a harder time dealing with newer sites like the towns 2 and threadless and colossal without freezing

I also think gardens would be lovely to have in that walking space outside the house. Or on someone's house you could click to enter house or click to enter their Garden and the backdrop would be different based on the style of house and location of the person. It'd give another aspect to the site for users to enjoy and could even be a mini game to keep people where you have to periodically water your plants or they'll die like in aquariums.
Or users could have the option to put the garden on pause, ceasing and growth or possible money gain if they don't want to play or continue to plant and water.

I also think it'd be really awesome if we had slots like in dress up where we can save our house layouts.

It'd save a lot of time.
You can buy more slots and whatever.

I think this towns up date would be a great way to integrate housing and make it more of a feature because there's more promise and excitement to turning it into a bigger feature.

I've spent a couple hours on my house now that I haven't spent all together in the past year.

Also if there's ever a pet system, we could leave our pet in the house.
There's tons of potential for all kinds of integration with new towns I feel

I feel like this update has tons of potential to pull new users and keep old ones. It just needs a few fixes, regular updates like with the avatar systems, and advertisement. There's an entirely new niche with houses and possibly a garden game that could earn Gaia more support.


Thank you all for your hard work. <3

Glad to hear that you liked the dragon event and the silly thing that mods did, the dragon event was something we officially did while the mods just wanted to have fun with you all. Either way, glad to hear that you enjoy it! Can't answer your Towns questions, unfortunately, but maybe Codemonkey might be able to see them amongst all the other posts.


lanzer
Parexus
Any planned updates to the Gold shops besides Crosstich? Any plans to update Dernier Cri with new items?

Nothing planned yet, though we'll get to it for sure.


Narumi Misuhara
Ingou
Hello again, admins. Just a couple more questions and hopefully I won't be bugging y'all too much.

Will Towns 1 be closing? If so, would it be possible for an approximation (weeks, months, years) I ask because Towns was a big part of doing screenshots for Gaia Spirit Week and we needed to make plans if Towns should be closing, aside from limiting it to just a Friends Chat, so that new users or passerbys can join in.

I was curious if Towns 2 had 'layers' similar to zOMG, or if it is just like Towns 1 except newer and prettier looking.

Another questions about Towns 2; Approximately how many people can fit in one area at one time, either 'common' area, a user's house, or otherwise.

Keep up the good work! We all look forward to what's to come! c:

We'll put out an announcement approx, a month in advance before closing it. Towns 2 has layers. Not sure how many can fit in each area, there is a set number but I don't recall off hand what that number is.


Zero Omega
BioDefault
Have you guys ever thought of fixing how changing genders works? Because while changing genders is a sorta big thing, the 50k price is pretty steep. I think that either the potions should be cheaper, or the method of changing gender should be changed.

Why? Well I have a female OC that I'd LOVE to cosplay. The only problem is, when I decide to change back. When I decide to change back, it's going to cost me 100k in the end to be able to do it again.

Thoughts and opinions on the matter?

I think 50k is actually pretty reasonable, it used to increment 10k each change, so some users would have to pay upwards to 200k for a gender change.


siskataya
BrutalJunkie
Why is our Custom Gaia Cards going to be inactive on june 1st?

i know im going to miss using mine.
will we ever get something as awesome as that?

User Image

Unfortunately, there wasn't a whole lot of interest in the personalized cards, so it makes sense for them to come to an end. We are glad you enjoyed yours though! biggrin As for something as awesome in the future, any suggestions for us?


codemonkey37179
Pixichops
codemonkey37179
ForeverInMyHeart12
will towns 2 be getting more bugs and trash?

We recently increased the amount of flowers and trash in Towns 2. Check it out!

Is the amount the same as in Towns 1? And will we ever be able to move from neighboorhood to neighborhood like in Towns 1 in Towns 2?

I'm not sure of how it compares to towns 1, it would depend on how many places you visited.

I'm not sure about the navigation in Towns 2 yet. We are still discussing some options.
codemonkey37179
Pixichops
I have difficulty moving in towns 2 so that would be not much. And in my opinion, its still not the same.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make it like in Towns 1. Its way way easier to move that way than always going to gambino to take the taxi. :/

I understand. We are still considering options for the navigation.


milkbun
laughed at you when he
Are you going to repair the tags on the Culinary Coliseum singles and bundles?

*sigh* tagging has been acting very naughty lately. I'm going to try resaving the items and see if that works.


Uncle Kenny
Pirate Captain Sushi
So are there any story updates planned between now and summer?
Like, is there going to be anything happening in the middle of that?
Just checking. ninja

Not sure about the main storyline but the next update for the event storyline won't be until the Summer event.


Zero Omega
Helios Vangore
Hello gaia, just the other day I was on skype and my friend allowed someone into the room who said he needed to talk to me.

This person ended up harassing me and threatening to have my gaia account banned and hacked with a so called botting system.

The thing is I put out a harassment report from it but I had no proof because it was all said over mircophone.

So I ask is there anything I can do since I know the person's username of two different accounts?

Also on a side note the chance items again have been less giving. I spent over 60$ on gaia cash to try and win big and barely made anything. Is there any way to increase the chances of a pay out for all gaians in the near future?

Because not only me but many of my friends who buy gaia cash didn't get anything from the rigs and we like...religiously buy cash every month to try and win big.

Also when will alchemy items get a cap on how much they can charge for them? the wings alone people are asking for more then it would be to buy an angelic halo for christs sake.

Unfortunately with a case like that there is not too much we can do. sweatdrop The reason being is that without proof all we have to go on is your word and it wouldn't be fair to warn someone just based off of that. I mean, you wouldn't think it would be fair if we warned you for abusing someone if the only proof we have is, "He called me stupid!" What I would suggest is that if you have any evidence of this person abusing you on Gaia to include that in a report, that will help us out.


lanzer
Scobre
I added a couch that's about it. I wish houses had walls and bigger houses. I find new Star Trek movie is a remake of the Nemesis movie, so not interested. I did enjoy Iron Man 3.

1) Can we have more orange items for our avis?

2) Would you consider auctioning off Gaians or each other for gold to create a gold sink? Like spending a day with a dev or admin or mod after winning the auction. Or if someone needs a date for a Gaia party, they could try this auction and have a date for the party.

3) Since so many lay-offs have occurred with zOMG! and HOC, what are Gaia plans to keep things from breaking in the games?

How many oranges would you like for your avi? smile

Well if regular Gaian's are auctioned off, I wouldn't know how the Gaian would stay online for all that time after the auction, and as for staff, that would be interesting, though outside of ATA we're pretty tied up with work...

We will continue fixing bugs in zOMG, as for HoC, we still got to figure out how to properly support it.


Uncle Kenny
Cappychu
Is there going to be a summer event again this year? o:

Definitely, and yes, it's going to be awesome.


Zero Omega
Kitt Koneko
I more than anything just want people who work at Gaia to understand how some users, me specifically, think about how Gaia is changing and improving.
I don't know if Site Feedback is always read and this is a better way for me to get my voice across.
I just feel like some of my points were important.
rofl

emotion_bigheart

Come up and see me some time.
dramallama

The people who are working on Gaia now are long time staffers (and some even users, I will be a user for ten years come this August) who love the site and want to see it grow. We definitely keep an eye on SF.


Zero Omega
Simply-Steezy
is it true that you can get IP Banned?

We do not hand out IP bans as we run the risk of banning innocent users and we've found that users are able to get around it.


Zero Omega
Meromictic
Are mod applications going to be looked through?

Its been a couple of months since I applied. sweatdrop

Is that secretly rejection? XD

Nope, no rejection, we'd contact you if we accepted or rejected you. We definitely plan to look over them, no worries.


lanzer
ralphy71889
As I'm sure you were expecting, a bunch of us in the aquarium community are concerned with the recent changes and possible future ones. We understand there's things that need to be re-worked. We're hoping that in the future, we have more of a fair warning beforehand and that we can work together to fix issues.

With that said, we've come up with a couple ideas:

Fellow tank owner, tsubaki01, came up with an idea for taxing gold earned after reaching the cap. So, normal grabbing until 100k is reached. After that, the old 150k cap is available, but that gold gets taxed by 10% (or whatever would be fair). It would work similar to how the marketplace tax works.

Another tank owner, jadedrenee, thought of an idea where people that spend a certain amount of Gaia cash on fish, like 250GC, can grab to the old cap amount. This would work similar to how people can spend GC to avoid seeing ads for the month.

Please consider our ideas, show us any data that helps you form decisions, and be clear with us. We love Gaia, but Gaia Aquarium is our home!

Sorry that there haven't been a fair warning with the last change.

The idea for a tax would only work if a tax is applied to an exchange happening between one user to another. If the central bank (Gaia) is giving money away and taxing it, that would be no different than Gaia giving out less money in the first place, which is a cap of 135k instead. Tax is spent differently between the real government and Gaia, the government uses tax money for funding various services for the country, while Gaia's tax, or any reduction in payout, is all for controlling inflation.


milkbun
Meromictic
milkbun
Meromictic
Could you see if the Toxic Barrel is listed as a drop in the gold and/or brown trunks? o3o

Brown has Oil and Explosive Barrel and gold none.

So how do we get the Toxic Barrel?

I don't remember it being in an event.

hmm good question... We'll go investigate. If for some reason there was a hiccup at one point and it got accidentally removed we'll add it back in.


Uncle Kenny
[the.crooked.beat]
I have a couple questions! (Sorry if they're bad questions/if they've been asked before.)

1. When Towns 2 is completed, will we still be able to get gold/trash/bugs/etc. from it? Just wondering, 'cause as of now there's no way (last time I checked) to do that in Towns 2.

2. When can we expect the summer event to start? I'm looking forward to it.

Thank you. yum_puddi

2. Shooting for next month!


codemonkey37179
Silent cannibal
I have couple questions - so lets get to it ^^;

For the new housing, me and my close friend weren't sure exactly how to 'buy/ get' a house. So we spent about an hour clicking around the area we wanted. She got her house, but mines didn't exactly show up for a long time until it out of the blue, it just dropped on me, causing me to get stuck. Took about 3 refreshes get out of the area where my house landed.
I would like to know, is this going to be fixed - making house purchase easier?

Another - My friend told me there's a limit on 'items' collection on gaia. Or rather, an inventory limit. You cannot go over it or it could lead to a ban of sorts. I honestly believed him and didn't collect items/ keep them for over a month- if not 3 months.
Would you mind telling me if this is a true?
I kinda wish to get back some collective items from back in the day..

Better be off before someone drops a house on you too. Mawahhhaaa

I doubt it would happen again, but if it does, pathfinding will get you out.

Sorry, I don't know the answer to the second question.


siskataya
la gamine
I'm asking on behalf of a large group of users that still can not get the "Timid" achievement.
Here is a thread that has been running since September and is full of people all wanting to
know if any progress is being made to help the users affected by the ongoing glitch. Any kind
of reply is highly appreciated! Thank you very much in advance emotion_bigheart

Thanks for the post! I can look into this issue and see what resolution I can find. Bear in mind, I cannot fix this myself, but I'll see if we can't get something sorted out. Sorry you've all had to wait! biggrin


codemonkey37179
Pixichops and codemonkey37179
Pixichops
There seems to be something wrong with saving our trash in towns 1. Can anyone please fix this?

[confusion briefly reigns]

Sorry, I was talking about Towns 2. I'm not sure what is going on with Towns 1 trash, but it is being retired soon and we will not be doing many more fixes for it.


milkbun
NothingGold
milkbun
NothingGold
milkbun
Waa!! You're signature. Is that an actual animal crossing character?

It's original artwork of Shizue or Isabelle as she's known in the English version. She's your secretary that helps you with daily tasks as the mayor.

Oh wow, she's so cute. I've never seen her before.
I need a newer version of AC just so she can be part of my town. XD

JUNE 9th is the day of Animal Crossing New Leaf out in America~~
It will be amazing.


Uncle Kenny
[`~Neko-Setsuka~`]
Hey Admins! Got a question regarding the dragon event we had a few weeks ago. Was that just a trial run for new event formats or was that just a one time thing?

It was just a new type of event mechanic. Doesn't guarantee we'll use it again in the future but it's there as an option for us to use.


codemonkey37179
BRAZEKOOL
Houses for Towns2 is great. It really is a more pleasant system. Just one thing, and I know it's a big ask. I saw a house in Virtual Hollywood with multiple rooms and it made me think Habbo-style... is there light on the horizon that there may on day be multiple layouts to choose from (p2p or otherwise) so we can build an actual house, rather than just one room?
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lanzer
How many of you are waiting for the Star Trek movie this weekend? Do you love the last movie or do you think that the reboot doesn't do the original series justice? I know that either way I'll be in the theaters with all our friends so I hope the new movie will be entertaining.
Hey Lanzer, just had to say -Technically the new StarTrek movies don't aim to reboot the main continuity, they are set in an "alternate universe" as not to step on the toes of the original stories. However, I do think these two new movies have shined a lot stronger than any StarTrek movie ever has, just from public opinion, without looking at sales figures.
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Other than this. Hope everyone enjoyed Mother's day. I took mine to lunch, which was good. Everyone have a good week.

I'd like to add more rooms to houses. I've wanted to ever since I started working at Gaia, but I'm just not sure where to find the time.


Uncle Kenny
K i n g X u m o t - XVI
Are you guys ever going to take down zOMG?
Or are you going to keep it on this site forever?
It seems like a waste of space now with all the staff that originally worked on it gone.
It would be nice to see it be gone and a new game replace it or something.
I know a lot of people play it but as far as Gaia is concerned, you guys aren't bringing in much through zOMG.

We plan to keep it exactly as it has been for the past year or so, with no content updates but the occasional bug fixes. We have no plans to remove it from the site.


DJ Helsing
Your_Royal_Majesty
hello Lanzer, ..............hows the baby DJ you getting any sleep ?

Baby is doing great sleep is non existant sad but its worth it.


Uncle Kenny
TeamElite2013
Any future plans for Gaia Interactive, Inc to make an IPO listing and list on NYSE or NASDAQ?

I'm not aware of any plans for an IPO for Gaia currently.


codemonkey37179
Shadow the Nightmare Lord
My question returns.

Could we get an updated rally? Such as a few new choices in racing tracks, and perhaps some new cars + parts, it’s just something I had in mind and others as well have stated stuff like this from time to time.

Such items like more cars racing at the same time 2, 3 and 4 people at once. New obstacles and perhaps things could get upped even further. Such as what instead of just having cars, we can also have planes and boats to race with at the rally. I think it would be nice to have more verity is all. So what are your thoughts on the matter, could this happen one day? The world of gaia wants to know.

And even more so a new look. Such as a beach port, racetrack, airport mix. Also why not have a spokes gaia for each one. Sort of like a top racer for each one, the boats, planes and cars. Yea they could just stand there as a welcome saying what each one is. And even one could provide the option to race a computer to get in some practice racing.

What’s more courses in the rally. One could be a loop around, while another could be a zigzag, the ideas are just endless, so I ask again what do you think about doing this? Could gaia make this happen?

O and perhaps prizes could be won for winning racers. Nothing big little tip gold prizes. Like 25g worth’s.

I'll see what I can do about a new course. Other than that, you imagination is a lot more expansive than my time allows.


DJ Helsing
Ma Ajmala
this new gaia game which is like frontier skies, is it a board game you can purchase or what?

Yes Frontier Skies will be a boxes game which will be available for purchase and preorder this summer.


Uncle Kenny
Pixichops
Uncle Kenny
Pixichops
Pixichops
When is the cap for bootygrab gonna go back to 150k?
I mean, without the "new fish" you said you'll release or "old fish" you might re-release just yet~ I think it would be nice if you give us back the old cap.

We have no current plans to change the cap from the 100k it's at.

Why not? You havent released the fish yet.

Because it's giving out too much gold, re-released fish or not.


siskataya
Pirate Captain Sushi
My last questions are for the Brony King.

Equestria Girls trailer just released.
When does plan to seppuku?
May I join?

Now now, no killing yourselves. That would be sad sad Besides, you'll miss a secret, upcoming never-before-done community...thing! I cannot say what it is, but I can say this: Time to hone your fishing skills and quick! twisted


lanzer
Xelvorktork
Is there a chance that we could get a Tipping feature on guilds?
I've come to the conclusion that this is extremely useful when you want to let someone know that you read their quote or post, but can't answer back . . .
Thanks in Advance!

We wanted to re-write the guilds system, but since that's a while away, we will look into having the feature in guilds before the re-write.


codemonkey37179
Kahlan_BrightBlade
I had a question about the housing inventory and items.

You see , each time I log out housing items are removed from my housing inventory and I was wondering is this a glitch or are we not supposed to put our housing items in the housing inventory anymore ?

It is a glitch. Oxydizer is working on it.


lanzer
minneken
hi AtA! I have a few questions about Towns 2:
    ❶ will there be more to do in each region (Aekea, Durem, etc)? Gambino has Gambino Town, which is made up of a few different places -- will there be areas like that for Aekea, Durem, and Barton?
    ❷ can we go the route of Towns 1 a little, in that each neighbourhood has surrounding areas/squares to explore?

Not for now, there are various features yet to build that are not region specific, though that is something we'd love to have and had been discussing alot.

That's a great suggestion also. As we build out more areas I'm sure that'll happen.


lanzer
Bunai
Hello, i recently made this thread about an older feature on the site. About Gaia Arena PMs

To be blunt, are there any available Developers that can update the feature so that an Official NPC is the one presented in the PM rather than a Community Member? I was once phished due to a PM like this because I could not tell a hacked Gaian from a Friend and the link looked legitimate.

That's a good suggestion, I'll see about getting it changed later this week.


Zero Omega
Kitt Koneko
Do any of the staff go on Gaia as users in their free time or is it like any other job where you ditch the joint as soon as you're off the clock?

I still browse the site on my free time.


codemonkey37179
Minioi
Will you be making new furniture items to match with the towns 2.0? That would really be great!

dunleavemehaggin'/shot emo

It is up to the artists. But I agree some town themed furniture would be great.


lanzer
xox Yuni xox
sweatdrop Hi there,

Just a quick question.. Is Gaia Theater ever coming back?

Not likely, not unless we get some amazing videos to show in the theater...


lanzer
Carmelized Popcorn
Does logging in to the Gaia app count as logging in for the solicitor/ streaker achievement? And also, will the Gaia app ever have more features to it besides what it has now? It's rather boring XD

We are planning on adding games so Gaians can earn gold and prizes on the go. Most likely they'll be a separate app since the back end is different.

Thank you for joining us on ATA this week! See you next Monday!
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May 20th

lanzer
Hello Everyone!

Next week is Fanime! How time flies! For those who are going, I look foward to seeing you this Saturday!

How many of you have seen the latest Star Trek movie? I'd love to know what all of you think!


siskataya
Tansee
I was wondering if anyone's heard from Panagrammic and how he is doing and whether he will ever come back and chat with us again? I really miss him.

Great questions! I actually was at a birthday dinner with Pan just the other day! He is doing great, and working on some fantastic new projects. I told him people missed him, and he said to say hello! It wouldn't surprise me if he stopped in again in the future just to say hello. I'm happy he is doing well, and working on something he feels passionately about biggrin


carbonphyber
Maggot
No funny pictures or joke posts this week. Lanzer, I first asked you about the facial hair system on Mon Jan 24, 2011 and here it is Mon May 20, 2013 and we still don't have a facial hair system. How many more years are we gonna have to wait? I'm not gonna give up, this is something I'm passionate about.
Most likely, less than 0.00273972603. [PlatonixNote: that's one day.]
Although I could be wrong.


codemonkey37179
bbiram
Hi All.

Question regarding Housing 2.0. I received an Admin notice stating the neighborhood I created has been given a new landlord, yet I still have landlord capabilities. Is this a glitch? Or does this mean the other landlord can evict me out of my own neighborhood?
Thank you,

bbiram

There should not be two landlords. We will look into it.


Zero Omega
Fluffeh Whip
Zero Omega
Fluffeh Whip
Is it okay to collect conventioneer achievements for people who can't get them (e.g. people overseas)?

If by any chance you happen to come across an extra code or two throughout your days at the convention then you can give it to a friend for free. However, you shouldn't be going around the convention trying to gather up more as that is not the intent of the Conventioneer achievement.

Oh ok >_< I already have it and I like going to them either way, so I wouldn't need the new one I get.

And are you guys going to make any more "channels" for the TV's in towns?? The videos are hilarious xd

If that's the case then you'd be able to give the one that you don't need to a friend, but remember, new items for each new year. ninja
Zero Omega
out of controll
Is it legal to sell them for gold/items? I thought it wasn't but I have seen someone doing just that.

You are not allowed to sell convention gold cards/codes for Gaia gold/items.


Uncle Kenny
Admiring Oblivion
Is there by chance we can remove the item layering. Too many people think of this as a good idea.
And do any of you guys have any plans for the summer? n.n

We don't have any plans to remove or change item layering since it's kind of the basis for our Avatar system.


Uncle Kenny
CioccoLatte
Hello staff!!!

I hope everyone is doing well!

I'm quite excited for the summer event! I know you're all working on it so very diligently!
Will we have manga tied with it?

Also, to any of the CI artists, will we see any more of older CI NPCs for next month's CI?

The storyline from Easter will continue with the Summer event. 3nodding


Jak Bauer
the pottah
Do you guys ever have flings?

I have, in the past, flung nerf darts at Zero. And it is quite likely that I will again in the future.


codemonkey37179
Shark Cakes
Can you please put the featured avatars back on the homepage?
Also, could you bring back the old rally as a separate flash space? Everyone likes it better.

Everyone? Surely not everyone.

We'll be adding rooms later. I'm very busy with the summer event, but we will get around to it.


codemonkey37179
Biebers Vaqina
Can you guys please add a quality option if you're not going to let us pick rooms in rally?

My computer apparently gets anaI leakage when I'm in rally.

Sure, right click and choose quality.


Zero Omega
Shontee
Playlist.com music player doesn't work
on here anymore... and I was wondering why?

They changed the way they'll allow their playlist to be linked, it's something they changed on their end that we have no control over.


Uncle Kenny
Crystal Sparda
Summer event.
Starting before or after June 14th?
I must know for reasons.

That is all... ninja

Uhh, too specific for me to say either way so I'll just leave it at "Yes".


Zero Omega
s-nate1
is it ok to share a gaia account? Like with your sis or bro or husband or wife..... question

We really, really not not suggest it as all it takes is for one person to violate the Terms of Service or get hacked and it can impact your personal account.


siskataya
Lilithibeth
Sisky, Glad you're feeling better! yum_strawberry

Why thank you! So sorry about that - thank you all for being so patient! You know, I totally lost my voice and actually took a sick day! I never really take sick days - it's rare! Much better now though! biggrin


Uncle Kenny
Flux
Greetings, a couple of questions related to Gaia fishing:

1- If more updates are possible, would it be possible to add an emergency save feature? In case the game crashes for whatever reason (internet connections and such), after all Heralds of Chaos and zOMG have them. I assume this would mean re-designing the game?

2- Could you please update the captcha so it matches the one in booty grab and the forums? Its still in the original style and it can be annoying sometimes.

Yeah, unfortunately any changes like those to Fishing would require a pretty hefty overhaul of the game and we just don't have the resources to put toward that currently.


lanzer
gataka
Soooooooooo, what will happen to HoC? x P

And any Daft Punk fans working at Gaia?

There won't be new development on HoC unfortunately. I like Daft Punk, but won't say that I'm a fan.


Zero Omega
Javier Cross
How come tektek.org is suddenly being bombarded by Malware programs and viruses being on the loose all of a sudden?

Shouldn't a Crackdown or massive site scan for either Viruses or Malware be in order in tektek.org if that's acceptable?

For that matter, what are the odds of a ZOMG Sequel in the works in the future of the site?

Dunno, we don't own or run TekTek. The owner of the site would have to figure that out.
siskataya
Thanks for the questions!

We're not sure why Tektek would be having problems with malware or viruses. Certainly, we're sorry if this is happening for them, but it is not something we, on Gaia, can take care of! Have you contacted their staff and reported the viruses/malware so they know what is going on? As for the possibility of a zOMG! sequel, I don't think that is going to happen. I'd say very slim to nil odds on that happening.


Uncle Kenny
Lord Dragon 2010
there were many arguments about the pegacorn fluff being the item we'd have gotten if the cute side had won;and it being the april fool's day item soooo which is it?? dramallama

The fluff was always planned as the April Fool's Day item. There were never items planned to reward winning/losing teams for that event.


codemonkey37179
Auriga La Shock
I haven't seen the new Star Trek movie yet crying Definitely going to catch Epic on Friday though.

And my question: Towns 2 is totally awesome so far, but will we be able to free run straight from an area into another like in the old Towns? I mainly ask because I know a lot of people make gold from selling trash/flowers/bugs, but in this new version, I can't really find myself able to do that.

We are still discussing the navigation for Towns 2


Zero Omega
Aurlee
Can I expect to see you guys at Anime Expo 2013? emotion_c8

According to the convention page, yes.


Uncle Kenny
SmartieAddiction
Has the date the summer event been announced yet? If not can we know when or about when it is going to be?

Shooting for next month, no specific date yet.


codemonkey37179
Statiqsnake
PLEASE DON'T RETIRE TOWNS 1

AT LEAST PUT TOWNS 1 ON A NEWER ENGINE AND TRY AND MAKE THE FORMAT AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THE ORIGINAL!!

We did. It's called Towns 2.


codemonkey37179
dreamsk
Might we be able to have the option to open up Towns2 and be automatically sent to our neighborhood/particular area?

You can go directly to your house. Just use the link on the housing page.


lanzer
RafiCat
I was very disappointed in Shad the dragon, because it has no animation in zomg. Is there any chance movement will ever be added to this item? Because otherwise I'll get rid of it, it was a waste of gc.

It took a lot of work for the animation to show in Towns and we've recently got that implemented. Since zOMG didn't have that feature when it was made, it will take some effort to get the animation working. I'm afraid we can't have the animation anytime soon.


Uncle Kenny
dreamsk
How's the summer event coming along? surprised

Nicely!


Uncle Kenny
ChaoticMegamanZero
When can the people who've used the gaia app to be able to get onto it again?

This should have been fixed Saturday afternoon. You'll need to update to the most recent version and that should fix the log in issues.


codemonkey37179
Soul of Kyr
1. Your Help FAQs for Towns 2 kinda sucks. It took me and a friend 3 hours to figure out how to move her into my neighborhood....because the FAQs didn't say how to. Are you going to fix this oversight??

2. When are we going to get a Double Long Pigtail hairstyle in any other colors besides red, pink, white and sometimes light blue?? What ever happened to Purple, Green, Orange, Etc.(In light and dark shades)?? Do you have some sort of thing against other colors?? There are tons of Anime characters with Purple and such Pigtails, so PLEASE stop focusing on white, red or pink!!

3. Why can we no longer put objects like the G9 Computer into our houses?? I enjoyed putting a few personal touches into my house by leaving clothing on the floor or putting my computer on my desk and such.


1. I glad you stuck with it for three hours. We will review.

2. No idea.

3. There was a glitch with items being left in the house last week. This has been fixed.
siskataya
Thanks for the feedback - sorry you think the FAQ kinda sucks. As I said before, I am happy to take suggestions for Help Center articles for Towns 2, so I'll add your suggestion to my list biggrin


Uncle Kenny
Urd Tanzanite
This is a question that came up in the GCD last week and the person asking said that they wouldn't be able to make the AtA, so I thought I'd ask:

How many items are there on Gaia? A simple search on the MP has 23,000+, but I'm thinking of the EIs--like the Gogh Reed, which has dozen of other items inside of it (and I would count those). Is there an actual way to count it all? Or could the staff give us a "as-of-this-writing" total?

Quick count shows ~54,000.


carbonphyber
picoura
Will we ever be able to convert Gaia Cash into gold or vice versa?

Nope.

You can easily purchase valuable items with GCash and sell them on the marketplace or otherwise trade/exchange them.

Even if you could purchase gold with GCash, your exchange rate would be terrible compared to optimal purchases.


lanzer
VidoIl
I was under the impression that Crosstitch was supposed to be in Durem town, since they had a comic about it, while La Victorie was supposed to be in Gambino Town, just going off the premium/ ritzy aspect of the shop. But what I saw when i was going through the shops, according to the headers that changed with each store, was that going into Crosstitch had a Gambino town beach header, and La Victorie had a header that looked like it was in Aekea. So can anyone tell be if that's right or not? So I'd like to know from the staff where these shops are actually located, since it seems inconsistent.

You're right about where the shops are, there's some problems with the shops showing up in the wrong towns and we'll need to fix that. Thank you for bringing it up!


codemonkey37179
Kasumi the Young Princess
I have a question about the housing in towns. there has been so many bugs there. mostly I invited some friends to come live in my neighborhood and they built their house there but I cannot see any houses there. and I kept asking could their house be on a different layer or something? plus I invited one of my friends to live with me there but it still says she needed my permission to build in my neighborhood and I kept accepting it but she still couldn't get the permission for it. are you guys still working the towns 2 bugs for this? I hope these bugs are fixed soon

The neighborhoods are not on layers, so I'm not sure what's going on there. We are constantly updating Towns 2.


DJ Helsing
Erogenous Jones
Happy Victoria Day everybody! blaugh
Yeah, it's a long holiday weekend here in the Great White North, but it's back to work tomorrow, so don't hate me too much. wink

Anyways, speaking of bacon, Mounties, and all things Canadian...

Will Gaia be coming to Fan Expo in Toronto this year?
It would be great to meet some of the Gaia Staff as well as some other Gaians. smile

Also, what are the chances of making an Item for we Canucks for Canada Day which falls on July 1st?
I'd love to have a little Canadian flag or Mountie uniform to allow me to express my patriotism in as sterotypical a means as possible. smile

Unfortunately we won't be attending Fan Expo this year.

I always loved attending that show but unfortunately we won't be able to make it in 2013.

But happy Victoria Day!


Uncle Kenny
Pixitella
Is there any possibility that we would be able to disable the <3 and </3's or have that function in the old threads that were created before that function was released for new threads now?

No, we have no plans to retroactively add it since those threads already had votes made on them.


lanzer
Corinth Maxwell
cat_ninja *waves* I'm not sure if I got a reply for these questions last week, so here they are again... cat_whee

1. Why is it that certain items (i.e., items that most people would consider useless, or items that have a severely limited quantity in circulation) don't have a "Trash" option at all, and only have an option to be donated?

2. Is Gaia planning at all to improve and/or update its own footer bar so that it works better and/or has better functionality (for those who wish to use it, that is) than the now-defunct "Meebo" bar?

A lot of items were considered as rare when they were introduced, but their roles might have changed later. If there are any specific items that you want to have the trash option, please let me know

We don't have a plan yet, as we prioritize other features before the footer. We used it because there's some useful features (chat) available. We're looking at alternatives right now.


Zero Omega
kauzu1
This may have been asked previously however, I was wondering with June quickly approaching, does gaia have any plans for when the Meebo bar is terminated? I believe gaia had a sort of Instant Messanger before Meebo, is there any thought of returning to it?

All I can really say is that we're aware of the date quickly approaching and are still looking into if we can replace it with anything else.


Jak Bauer
Luna_Shimizu3100
Dear Admin,

I haven't seen the most recent Star Trek movie, but I am quite a Trekkie, or Trekker, however you want to say it. I did see the one about the alternate time line thing, and my friend's friend has seen the newest movie, I am looking forward to it.

Now then, my question is, and I apologize if someone else has already asked that and you've already answered it and you're thinking 'Again??', and I'm rambling, but anywho, one of my Gaian buddies saw something about you taking Meebo off, is this true? Because I am someone who enjoys using Meebo, since I can reply to people in no time, and I can mutitask.

Please consider taking time out of your busy schedule to answer my question. Thank you,

Luna_Shimizu3100

Star Trek is a very fun movie!

And we didn't make the choice to remove Meebo, the company that created it made that decision. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it as they are shutting things down from their end.
Uncle Kenny
The Meebo toolbar will be going away on June 6th because Google is ending the service. We have no control over it.


codemonkey37179
lilloulou
Hi~

1. When we sell an item which have a sellback ending with .5, does it round up or down? If it round down, does that mean unwanted items which have a sellback of 0.5 gold ends up as nothing when you sell them? If so, wouldn't that defeat the fact it's sellable in such a case sweatdrop (ex. Aquarium Cat Bell)

2. Aquarium Driftwood 2 is soulbound. Is there any reason for that or it's just an error?

3. Can we get a quick list of new features which are added in Towns 2.0 once in a while? For example, the fact we can change the speed our avatar walk is really useful but I ended up finding it by error.

4. Are the rare bugs in Towns 2.0 yet? If so, are they limited to some towns like the rest of the bugs or not?

I'll try to post an update of some of the features in Towns 2. I think there are some rare bugs in Towns 2.


carbonphyber
Aurora Sunlight
Hello admins!!
I just really want to ask, when are you going to add stuff onto the gaia app? I mean, I know you just fixed a gaia cash or something problem on it this week, but it's also very... low quality, you could say. We have no access to guilds or being about to accept requests, we also do not have a back button, and it's just overall bad quality...
Thanks!
~Aurora

This is good feedback. Please make sure you have a post in Site Feedback.

Gaia simply has too many features for us to realistically put into the mobile apps. We chose only the most common features.


codemonkey37179
Stubbius
I wanna thank Codemonkey for fixing my housing issues last week, and I wanna thank whoever made Olly The Otter :] He's my favorite.

Aw.. You're welcome. Our artist extraordinaire, Ethe, made Olly.


DJ Helsing
Sodafop
Hi guys! emotion_yatta I finally got out of work early enough to catch you at AtA! Quick Question:
Do you guys have a panel at Anime Boston this year?

Unfortunately we won't be attending Anime Boston this year.

There are so many conventions its hard to get to all the ones we want to go to and even then we are cutting back in 2013 so unfortunately we wont be at Anime Boston.

But please visit the convention landing page to see where else we will be at.


lanzer
Scobre
I don't really care to see the new Star Trek movie right away. I wouldn't mind renting it on redbox, since I'm more of a Star Trek Next Generation fan myself.

1) Why does Gaia keep having the reputation of never finishing their projects and leaving them with glitches after the games’ releases? Will Towns 2 and Hords of Nords suffer the same fate?

2) Would it be possible for me to eventually use my zOMG! summons in other flash spaces such as Towns 2?

3) Can we get a prunny iam and other grunny recolors?

We've worked on more than 50 projects in the past, and unfortunately not every one of them can be our core feature and be supported for a long time. Towns 2 for example is an update to Towns 1, which we have supported for 8 years and will support for years to come. Product support is usually a reflection of user support. Any titles that are supported by a lot of users ended up being supported by us, and vice versa. So ultimately, how long we will support Hords of Nords will depend on how many users play and support the game. We're working hard on the game and have confidence that it'll be a great game.

zOMG summons are not likely to be available in Towns, sorry.

We'll consider it, no plans so far though.


carbonphyber
Knight Yoshi
How is the development of the new BBcode parser coming along?

=(


lanzer
Hasuki Aatisuto
Are you guys ever going to incorporate the Scissors part of Sainte Ciel: Agape into other items?

I've been asking because it hasn't been answered yet... emotion_sweatdrop

No plans so far, sorry. That items sort of stands by itself


carbonphyber
s-nate1
why did u take out the setting to add my cell #, and Link my gaia to my cell for Security or alerts.

The SMS alerts feature became too expensive. We are still searching for a company to supply us with an SMS for a reasonable amount of money.

You can secure your account with an IP verification (email-based) and I believe we have a setting to tie your account to "Secondary Authentication"


codemonkey37179
Wolliw
think it would be really nice if it was easier to get to housing neighborhoods quicker. Right now you have to walk quite a bit or go to hollywood then gambino. It's a bit annoying.

Noted.


siskataya
Wolliw
siskataya
By the way, I hope you are all planning on joining the Pro-Fishing Tournament in June! Just saying... I think it'll be fun! biggrin 1st Annual Gaia Pro-Fishing Tournament for June thread!

I would say yes but I'm not good at fishing. confused

Well, you should anyway! Just hanging out and chatting in the thread has prizes too. biggrin


lanzer
Meromictic
Any news on if the Toxic Barrel will be added back to the trunks again?

We're looking into it, should be fixed soon.


lanzer
2sarahgate
seeing star trek tomorrow!

NOT an aquarium question (so maybe this won't be ignored):

for PMs, can we ever get a friends only system where we can whitelist only certain friends to PM us? i hate PMs from most people, but a few friends i do enjoy PMing. would be nice to give people permission to PM me and block the rest without having to defriend them cause i have them on the list for other reasons.

That's a good idea, or maybe something to filter out anything not from your friends. We'll look into it.


codemonkey37179
Slave Arrow
I have a little question regarding my house in Towns 2. There is a glitch that does not allow me to change the style of my wall tile. When designing your house, you can actually pick six styles for the wall you use, and I have a problem with that. The wall tile I'm using is the "Checkboard Wall Tile". I saved both the left and the right wall correctly and made them be completely white while designing my house. Yet, only one wall is completely white, as I saved it, while the other one has the original chess pattern. This glitch does not occur when I'm visiting my house in Towns 1 though.
That glitch has been bothering me for quite a while now, and I already made a thread in the "Bug Report & Technical Support" forum, but no one was able to help me.
I just wanted to ask whether you are aware of this glitch, because it is bothering me a lot.

I was not aware. Thanks for letting me know.


Zero Omega
Black Death Goddess
I have a question, do you adminsters read every page of the weekly ATA?

I read every page, I can't reply to every post though.
Jak Bauer
Hi there,

I may not be able to answer many questions but I do make sure to read everything.


Uncle Kenny
The Dark Awakens
OKay, Monster Galaxy has been down for a while now :'( I cat play it again for some reason??

We weren't aware that it was down. We'll check with Viximo who hosts the game to see what's going on with it.


lanzer
Ryan Ryback Reeves
This is my first time.

1. Can you make a Bank please? To put your gold in please..

2. Can you change the MTV-Rally back to the old style. Nobody wants to go to a random room and lag. Just a private room for friends.

Sorry we don't have a bank because there isn't a system to pay interest on savings.

We'll continue to find ways to allow you to connect better and avoid lags. We can't be reverting to the old version, but we'll keep improving on Towns 2.


Uncle Kenny
The Perfect Balance
Will Frontier Skies ever come back in any capacity?
Like, ever?

The game won't be coming back, though we would like to bring back the shooting game within it like we did for last Thanksgiving.


lanzer
protozero665
dear admins:
what happen with monster galaxy u r thinking in put in back in gaia ? or we only have the choice to play in FB?

We've been seeing strange errors lately. We'll look into it and hope we can find out what's wrong with it.

Thank you for joining us on ATA. It's gonna be a long night for us, we'll see you all next week!
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June 3rd, 2013

lanzer
Hello everyone!

June is here and it already feels like July weather! All I remember doing this weekend is hiding inside while the sun is blazing. xp Thank you for all who braved the weather and attended A-Con over the weekend,and those who hung out at Fanime in San Jose. Hope you had a great time!

PS - How many of you are raging over Game Of Thrones?


Uncle Kenny
Scobre
I forgot what game that is honestly. xd If it's the boardgame, then eh, I probably won't buy it. I prefer playing Clue. Thank you for bringing EIs back, I love the newest one based on the Wizard of Oz. I’m really looking forward to the possible pets addition to the site.

1) Could you please make a landshark from scratch so I can breed it with every other pet?

2) So from the sneak peeks, I saw a bank. Are we going to get a non-interest earning bank?

3) Can zOMG! get a FAQ and sub-forum to make it easy for old and new players to learn the basics of game play? The forum is kind of a disgrace to the site right now and very disorganized.

1) Maybe! Anything is possible.
2) No actual banking system, that's just the same bank that's always been in Gambino and is the location where trades take place.


codemonkey37179
eeech
Does Gracewar7 still work for Gaia? I haven't seen her for weeks, but she still has Developer in her title.

Gracewar7 went on to start her own company making educational games for kids. Panagrammic is working with her.
Uncle Kenny
Gracewar stepped down shortly before the layoffs occurred last month. I went ahead and fixed her title so it shouldn't say Developer anymore.


Uncle Kenny
Reiko Iwamaru
Hello Admins! >w<

Are there gonna be more anime sponsored items, like Madoka Magica, Full Metal Alchemist, Black Butler? surprised

Yes!


Uncle Kenny
Yeata Zi
Hey E-Corp Representative here.

Will the Easter Bunny be making an appearance at the Summer Event?

Or are we just trying to RIGHT his wrong-doings?

Oh! And happy Monday all!

He may show himself but this event will mainly be cleaning up from the mess he made and looking toward the future.


codemonkey37179
pewh
Will Virtual Hollywood's Store ever reopen?

I found the map, and can easily put it back, but we don't have anything to put in it right now.


Uncle Kenny
Sensei Chyaku
Hello Lanzer. By any chance, will there be any release of any Achievements this year? I've completed all of the available ones a while ago.

We'll have several for the upcoming Summer event. Beyond that I can't really say but I'd like to add some more.


lanzer
Kain-Senpai
Hey Gaia Staff!

How goes it this fine Monday evening (afternoon for you guys)? I have a few of questions:

1. Any news when any update to Alchemy can be made? I last heard there was SOMETHING for this year, but was pushed back due to some unseen reason. >:

2. I just finished reading Batman Beyond: 10,000 Clowns and am in the process of reading Justice League Beyond: Konstriction. Who's your favorite super hero?

3. Relating to question 2: In the future, would it be possible to have a sponsorship from Marvel, DC, TopCow, DarkHorse, or any other comic book franchise? That would be pretty cool. I'm asking this because I remember reading that you guys went after Golden Compass and ask to sponsor them on the site. biggrin

I'm looking forward to the Summer Event and the Pet's feature. I hope it becomes a big success, so it can be expanded and become a loved feature on the site.

We did put a few updates on delay because we are planning on some cool features for the summer event and what goes after. We'll keep you informed once we have a schedule set to update Alchemy.

There are very few superheroes that I like, not to say that I don't like most of their movies... I do like Batman and Ironman because they're super heroes without the super power

Hope to have some sponsorship with Disney/Marvel in the future.


Uncle Kenny
Ivana Russ
Hi admins!

I'm eager for the summer event and the sales, also wondering when we will give an use to the unicorn fluff we got back in Easter, it was said we could get something special with it, still waiting to see what it is!
Also I would like to see a little deer as a rig pet anytime soon! They are cute <u<

You can find the answer to that here.


lanzer
Darc Nightgale
Hello!
So Lanzer a few weeks ago I asked about some hairstyles that removes the Eternal Emperor ( Crown ). You asked for a few examples and I then posted Fanged Regalia, and the dark tresses hairstyle from Dark Heart. Just wanted to know if this could be fixed. Please! emotion_kirakira

Also lovin' the new facial hair. heart

Thanks for takin' the time to read my post.

Sorry I don't have an update on it yet, will let you know if we can fix it or not next week.


Uncle Kenny
Sucre Couvert
I heard previously that towns 1 was being removed for towns 2, and this upsets me a bit. Is this true, and if so, when will this take place?

It'll be removed once we're satisfied with how Towns 2 is doing.


siskataya
Chrystal Liena
Hi guys and gals. Didn't get a response last time so I'm trying again.

Quote:
Is there any chance that the links to the hacking, scamming, and harassment reports could be moved up so that they sit where the my posts/my topics/my subscribed threads/safety tips links are? A lot of users don't notice the report links sitting at the bottom of the forum page. Bumping them up will help more users notice and find them.

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

Thanks for the post! You have an interesting suggestion, and I'll forward it along to the team that handles such things. Perhaps it could be done at some point! biggrin


Uncle Kenny
Gendocide
It's been awhile, I know

Any news on Towns 2 and when the next changes/release are slated for?

Nearly all of Gambino will be opened up at the start of our Summer event.


Uncle Kenny
Scobre
Just remember the question my friend BlueO2 wanted to ask.

She said: Will there be an iam and having the pet follow option together for the future pet feature?
I think she wanted to be one of the cute pets.

Uhh, you mean if you can be equipped with an "I am" pose while having a pet follow you? In that case I would think that'll be part of things, yeah. If you mean having your pet be an "I am" pose for your avatar, then that's probably less likely but I'm not sure.


codemonkey37179
Corinth Maxwell
codemonkey37179
Corinth Maxwell
lanzer
Hello everyone!

PS - How many of you are raging over Game Of Thrones?

cat_stare I don't watch "Game of Thrones". I'm a bit more interested in "Da Vinci's Demons" at this point. cat_xd

My "questions", such as they are, are more related to the Housing Editor than anything else this week. cat_whee

1. We SERIOUSLY need a larger Housing Editor window. I've asked about this when the new Housing editor was released, and I'm wondering whether or not it'll be implemented.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/CorinthMaxwell/Gaia/GaiaHousingEditor-ExpandedFramecomplete.jpg

2. We need to be able to "flip" the horizontal positioning of wall items -- particularly, the items placed upon the right-hand walls of houses. This has been a rather annoying oversight with Houses for as long as I've *had* a house of my own.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/CorinthMaxwell/Gaia/backwardsartwork_zps0488f968.jpg

3. Make the walls TALLER. Yeah, that's an odd request, but not so odd when people like me used to be able to stack "Framed Gaia Artwork" portraits on top of one another so that they could be positioned in a grid-like format, and are now unable to do so. Approx. 25, 50, or 75 pixels should be enough of a height increase.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/CorinthMaxwell/Gaia/unstackableartwork_zpsc69aed20.jpg

4. There have been various other issues I've had with the editor, like in the circled area to the right. I'm wondering if these issues have been fixed yet, and if not, I'm wondering when they will be.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t161/CorinthMaxwell/Gaia/editorerror.jpg

I would like to update the housing editor. It's been almost 2 years since I re-wrote it. I'm not sure I can make the walls taller, because that would require redrawing the houses. The other things may be possible.

cat_confused *scratches head* Comparing the second & third images to what's in the fourth one, I could've sworn that it *had* been changed somewhat in-between the changeover from Towns 1 to Towns 2. Even when we got the new editor, we were still able to "stack" portraits as shown in the fourth picture. cat_whee

I rebuilt the house view for towns 2, to make it load faster. There may be a few differences in the new version.


lanzer
Serene Rainstorm
Good evening Admins! biggrin

I have a couple of suggestions, including for the summer.

1. Can we have utensils (forks, spoons, knifes, normal sized chopsticks, kitchen knives, rolling pins, more cooking utensils), plates, bowls, and napkins in the Gold Shops please.

2. A red wolf recolor of Lobo please!

3. I would love if we got a recolor of ICHI-maru-KYUU! Especially the shirtdress in red! emotion_kirakira

4. Since summer is almost here, can we please have more barbecue food items and drinks. (Smoothies, sodas, different flavors of lemonade, pitchers, a bag of ice, a platter of ribs, corn on the cob, potato chips, coleslaw, potato salad, plate of hotdogs, salads, condiments, etc. ) A picnic table would be neat too! Also a campfire to roast the marshmellows and hotdogs on a stick we have in the Buttercup Cafe? And bug spray too!

For the 4th of July, could we have a pile of fireworks boxes around our avatars?

Swimming pool background and pool accesories would be awesome! Like pool noodles, more arm floaties, swimming goggles, inflatable sea animals (I would love a giant inflatable shark, whale, sea turtle, rubber duck, etc!)

5. Melon pan item please! emotion_omnomnom

Those are some great suggestions as I'm a foodie myself biggrin I'll forward them to the team and hope you have plenty of great food for the 4th of July. smile


lanzer
B3nZ
Will there be any chance that there will be a Gaia app for windows? emotion_kirakira

There's no plans for a Gaia app for the Windows smartphones right now, but that might change if more Gaians are using the Windows phone later.


milkbun
Zadrei
And also, how many individual items total are there on Gaia?

Thanks for your time ^^

around 40k


Jak Bauer
Jak Bauer and Linna69
Linna69
Oh I have a question. I've been wondering this for a while now. But why was the anime player removed? I wanted to check some animes a while back and noticed it was gone. sad

[confusion regarding VJ]

Oooh, I see, I mistook what you were referring to. I believe that contract finally just ran it's course and it was removed. It did run a good long time tho! smile


siskataya
Shirlox
@Sisky

Have you considered making a small announcement of your fishing contest to the whole site? It doesn't really seem to be known about except outside the Fishing community itself. It's only 3 days in now for the month so it's not too late to join in the fishing. ninja

I could do that, if you think it would be a fun thing for people biggrin


lanzer
scullylam
lanzer and staff:

it was great getting to meet you and everyone at fanime. and it was so wonderful!!!! by the way, how are the doggies at hq? (sisky and swarf knows what i mean) >>;;;

well, i can't think of any questions since kenny answered most of mine in his journal. but, is there a way you guys over the manga can maybe link users to the zomg manga? people don't know that with the comic right now, the introduction of the summer event, that is blaze. i mean, new users may not know it is her. so, just maybe to kinda get people caught up.... and yeah, it doesn't help the one chick from moga looks kinda... blaze-y. xd

*lurks* ninja

add: sdplus dolls. swarf and marshall. pretty please???? emotion_kirakira

Ling got a new doggie so we have a cute little 10 week old puppy in the office now biggrin

We'll check on the manga reader later this week


Jak Bauer
Ozzy the Dreamer
Hello thur. Third try ninja

I have some questions for ya:

1.) What is the most nostalgic video game(s) from your younger days? :3

Galaga!


Uncle Kenny
Purplesnoopy
Just how important is the Flufficorn soul to the Summer event? I somehow missed out on getting one,merely by not being here the very last day.(Nor did I get the V-day glowing Chocolate box during that event though I'd had all the chocolates.) -I later discovered people horading the souls and selling them on the Marketplace for exorbitant prices, ;have you considered soulbinding such items, at least in the short term, to prevent this behavior in the future? I assume any souls left after the evet would go to waste so there'd be no more point in keeping them locked up after that.

Also I know I've said this before but please give some of the shopkeepers in the temperate areas summer outfits to suit the weather, and maybe a haircut. I bet Ian could get away with a Short Suit if he wanted to. And you need to take a look at Peyo's dialogue- he still mentions Timmy and nine being the biggest number even though Timmy's Gone and Peyo's probably learned much more.

You can find the answer to your question here.


Uncle Kenny
5iri
hi~
with the new option of taking down the like or dislike feature, and ticking a box to have it there or not there, is it possible that we get an option of something like 'never show the like/dislike feature in forums'
i have spoken to my exchange friends about this that dont use the <3/</3 feature and they all loved the idea, so something like this would be great!

The way the <3/</3 feature is set up is on a thread by thread basis, not an account basis so it's not likely this would be implemented.


Uncle Kenny
angelkynd1_uzumaki-san
galaxy monster? an e.t.a. on when we will get it back?
anyone else interested in the answer too? "quote me"

We're still trying to get in contact with Viximo to see what's going on with it so we have no updates so far.


Uncle Kenny
Rider Of Seahorses
Uncle Kenny
Rider Of Seahorses
Hey Admins, Happy Monday
Are you guys really going to retire the old towns and let the towns 2 take it's place? Or is that just a rumor going around gaia?

Towns 1 will be taken down once we're satisfied with where Towns 2 is, yes.

What if enough people sign a petition to keep it going?

It's not really a decision up for debate. Towns 2 was made all along with the intention of having it replace Towns 1 because Towns 1 is so insecure and lacking in what we can do with it.


lanzer
Neuropink
are you going to do anything about the artificial inflation?

Not too long ago princess of the world was 12 mil and then someone relisted it and bought it through another account making it 30mil+.... now it's 18 mil.

are you guys doing anything to combat this blatantly obvious manipulation of the market place?

If a user sold items to themselves in order to manipulate the reporting of an item, we can reverse the stats and ban the user who manipulate the marketplace. Though generally inflation is govern by people's perception of how much an item cost and how much they wish to pay, so prices will always change to what people are willing to pay, regardless of what prices were sold before.


lanzer
deboner
i finally get to participate in the ATA lol. I was wondering whether gcash cards could reach other provinces in the philippines besides manila. the 7/11 shops don't offer them here in cebu :c

Welcome to ATA. Unfortunately I don't think we have a partner for handling gcash cards in Cebu. Paypal might be the only way to obtain gcash.


siskataya
Twinky Dave
slow night eh?
*presents self to admins, programmers, and artists

btw I'VE SEEN NO ZERO OMEGA YET!! emotion_donotwant

Awww, Zero is not feeling well today, so he is at home getting better. Pesky not feeling well! I'll tell him you said hi though biggrin


DJ Helsing
Mississippi Black Velvet
I'm waiting for Game of Thrones to be over with completely before I watch it. The books were excellent.

Not much to ask tonight just wanted to see how baby DJ is. smile

she is doing Great!

Pic on my FB Page


Sandokiri
Ozzy the Dreamer
Wow, I actually made it this time! OwO

Many severals of greetings to you my good parsons :{D~

I have some questions for ya:

1.) What is the most nostalgic video game(s) from your younger days? :3

2.) Have you ever thought about hiring Jason Schwen? His site tektek has been very useful to members for many years. He obviously has a passion for your site :]

3.) From what I hear you only have a couple people that can spare time to fix item glitches. Since the artists have a lot on their hands making so many items that they can’t catch up on fixing glitches very quickly, would it be possible to train some other members of the team specifically to fix glitches? Some people have waited years for items that are still glitched.

1. Mr. Do's Castle. It and Star Wars were staples at our local Safeway... yes, back when both games were still new. Yes, if you work out the math, that makes me somewhat older than average. 3nodding

2. Honestly, I'm not sure if we have.

3. It's not a matter of training, sadly; fixing item glitches usually involves going back into existing art and tweaking the art. It really is a time matter, but it's one the team does work on when possible! 3nodding yum_puddi
lanzer
The first videogame that I played was pong I think. Now you know I'm REALLY old. biggrin But the first game that I felt like has good music and graphics is a Nintendo game called Gradius. After that game I went on to play thousands more on most game systems... Then there's Final Fantasy 2 (FF4 in Japan) that I thought was amazing when it came out.

We definitely appreciate what Jason had done with Tektek and how useful it is to all Gaians. We're just fortunate to be in San Jose which is filled with many engineering talents, so the topic of hiring anyone from out of states rarely came up.

When it comes to fixing glitches, it's a matter of who can spare the time, less about who knows how to do it. I'm sorry that some glitches takes a long time to fix, while some others just can't be fixed because they cause problems somewhere else if we change them. But do keep us informed and we'll let you know specifically which bug can or cannot be fixed.

Thank you for joining us on ATA, see you all next week!
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June 10th

lanzer
Hello everyone!

The summer's getting hotter and we're getting closer to the Summer Event! The event looks great and we can't wait to see what you think!

Summer also means big blockbuster movies. How many of you are looking forward to Superman this weekend?

Welcome to ATA!


Narumi Misuhara
gataka
What's the status on the Inventory Arranger that was in the works?
I think I heard somewhere it got pushed on the backburner or something ¯3¯

It's not on the backburner, it's nearly complete.


siskataya
Xelvorktork
Hello!
Do you guys have a dispenser machine at Gaia's HQs? Just wondering. . .

Well, we have a cooler that has some sodas, waters, etc. but not a licensed soda machine. We do have a water dispenser though!


Uncle Kenny
Scobre
I probably won't see it until it comes to Redbox.

1) Will we be able to use the upcoming pets in all the flash spaces including rallies, earth day, and zOMG!?

2) Will we be able to do the paint game again for Towns 2 this year?

3) Will we have a kennel or something for pets to be dormant if we can’t get on Gaia for a period of time?

4) What is with the ghost trash in Towns 2 that you can’t pick up?

1) They'll be available in all of the updated Flash spaces that are running on the Towns 2 engine - Towns 2, VH, Rally, Earth Day, the hidden rooms, etc. They will not appear in zOMG though because that would require Flash and game coding to add them in as they're not just an extension of the avatar.

2) That's not part of our plans for the Summer event, no. We'd like to add it as a separate mini-game but don't have the time just yet.

3) I don't think we're going to have a kennel but we are going to include options for extended pet care when you're gone for awhile with the full Pet system.


Uncle Kenny
MoonRosePetal
Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend. I just had one question:

What is the status with Monster Galaxy on Gaia Online?

It seems to have been down on the site for a couple of months now (since February? ) and there hasn’t been a status update since besides acknowledging that it’s down(I’ve been trying to play it on Gaia since last week with no success). I know people have been posting for status updates/wanting to play the game in the MoGa forum with no response/update. sweatdrop

Thank you for your time~

We're still working with Viximo to get them to fix things on their end. As of now, we don't have any other updates.


codemonkey37179
CioccoLatte
Looking ever so forward to the upcoming Summer Event! whee

To Mr. Codemonkey:
You plan to put a day/night thing in Towns 2 yes?
May we have some floating fireflies near bodies of water (i.e. the fountains and such) that glow at 'night'?

To Ms. Milkbun:
Thank you for the item! heart

Yes, the artists have been making a really cool night feature.

We have some collectible bugs that are fireflies, but some just for decoration may be cool.


Uncle Kenny
iibukii
Are 'old' games ever going to get revamped/updated?
Fishing for example is ridiculous when you have a high resolution. I have to change my resolution to 600x800 or so to be able to see things properly.

Eventually we'd like to. Right now, we just don't have the time to put towards it yet.


Jak Bauer
Charluu
So meebo has finally been taken down. Has there been talk of possibly putting something up to replace it with?

Hi there,

There has been talk, but no decision made yet. There are a lot of factors to consider so it is not a quick and easy fix.


Uncle Kenny
Republic of South Korea
Your not really planning to get rid of towns1 are you?

If any thing, I this Towns1 is better ~

We plan to remove it once we are satisfied with the state of Towns 2.


codemonkey37179
BabyDucklingLove
Any estimates on when the summer even will be up? >u>

*sigh* Narumi keeps asking me the same thing. I'm going as fast as I can.


Narumi Misuhara
Pixitella
When is the list of items to be sold during
the summer event sale be released?

around the beginning of the week it will happen smile


lanzer
Darc Nightgale
Hello!

First time I made it first. whee
So Lanzer a few weeks ago I asked about some hairstyles that removes the Eternal Emperor ( Crown ). You asked for a few examples and I then posted Fanged Regalia, and the dark tresses hairstyle from Dark Heart. Last week you said you would let me know if you can fix it or not this week.

Thanks for takin' the time to read my post.

I think that could be fixed, we're testing it out right now and you should try it later today


Uncle Kenny
Zamio
Uncle Kenny
Raven Flagg
Any chance of ever getting another event in zOMG?
Most of us would even be happy with a recycled event.

Right now we have no plans for future in-game events as we have no Developers to work on them.

You still have Swarf.

We don't actually. He works on the social games side of Gaia Interactive, not Gaia Online. We have no control over what he works on.


Narumi Misuhara
Little Demon Harux
So did you guys move into a new place? Or is that totally late news? lol
Oh well hahaha how is it in the new building?

Laaaaaaate smile
but it's awesome in the new building!


Narumi Misuhara
Donald Fluck
Why did you take away the Gaia VJ? (Video Lounge place)
Have you considered bringing it back?

...a very long time ago.

We have, and we won't. At least not anytime in the foreseeable future.


Uncle Kenny
II Pomy II
Wheee! whee I didn't sleep in this week.

Question: Do you plan on releasing the Fluff pets when the summer events comes out, or a little earlier?

The pets will be available on launch day for the event and not a day sooner.


Narumi Misuhara
Senger Diablo
Today i brought up the issue about the void left by google ending Meebo wich has left many a gaian without means to properly communicate outside of towns(wich many dislike) or PM (wich many find just....too slow.)

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/petitions/meebo-bar-an-idea-to-get-a-new-one-in-place/t.86300495_recent/

Any thoughts or news you could share on the matter?

Only what is posted here: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/site-feedback/meebo-alternatives/t.81045693_75/#75


lanzer
Castiel Lover
1. Lanzer, are you jelly of my avi? ;D

2. Certain aquarium decoration items have always had a sell back of 2500. When you added in the sell back for others, you made it 1 gold or .5 gold. Please raise the sellback as this is hardly worth the effort of going through it all.

2b. What about sell backs on other common junk filling our inventories??

3. What is scheduled ahead of Alchemy that is pushing it back so much?

4. Mantis pets? xD
(Video not really for young children)


PS: TY for the free item! smile Any chance of a holding pose for the box being added to it?

I already have Waffles, don't need another one smile

Items that were sold for a lot of gold or gcash have high sell back values, but items that were given for free (and we gave out a lot of them) have a much lower value as they were meant for aquarium and not as income. It helps with lowering inflation in the long run

Let us know what items you want to sell and we can always look into it for you

What we planned for summer event expended by a lot, hope we have more to share soon


codemonkey37179
FrostedMidnight
Are there any new games in gaia's future? The old ones are really glitchy and never really seem to be played anymore.I would love a new way to earn some gold while playing something fun.

Yes,

and that's all I can say.


siskataya
Kain-Senpai
So... any of Gaia Staff watching the E3 press conference? What are your thoughts so far?

Haven't had the chance to watch anything yet, but I am interested in E3 info. Love me some games! :0


lanzer
IceTeaCandeloro
hi lanzer and codemonkey

-goes back to playing animal crossing new leaf-

All DS owners in Gaia HQ are playing new leaf, all except me! gonk


Uncle Kenny
OptimisticRebel
When is the Summer Event starting, and how long will it last?

Soon! Shooting for the next week or two. It'll be the usual big event length of two weeks.


DJ Helsing
Serrinatta
Hello!! I have a question!

I noticed that, while the conventions themselves are posted well in advance, it seems like the actual day/time is posted only a few days before the event (Such as "Friday at 1pm" ). Is there a reason your slots at a convention aren't posted sooner? Some people may only have time to be at a Con for one day, (or full schedules for the con) and may want to make sure they're available for Gaia's time! 4laugh

Most of the time we dont know the day and time till a few weeks before the event.

When we do know we post the day and time on the associated landing page but some times its only a few weeks out.

Sorry about that but we let you know as soon as we do.


codemonkey37179
zfr
Kain-Senpai
zfr
I've heard rumors that Gaia will be removing Towns, the original.

Is this happening?
When, and Why?
D:

When Towns 2 is completed.

Towns 1 has security wholes, extremely out dated code, and can't function with the rest of the site with events and stuff that Staff have planned for the future.

Might you guys have a rough guesstimate
as to when Towns 2 will be completed?

2015. But a lot of great updates along the way.


Narumi Misuhara
Misfortuned Checkmate
Hello gaia staff! Just wanted to ask one question on behalf of Gaia's Alchemy Community!

Any news on the Alchemy Updates??!? D8

None, not currently being worked on. My goal was to have it out Q1 of this year, that was the only time I knew we would have some time to work on it if we could. Unfortunately we weren't able to get to it so it's currently on the backburner.


Uncle Kenny
Oyaji - Ghin
In the new Summer event , (WTF) after we get the fluf pets . Eventually will we see the zomg buddies as pets too??

Maybe? They currently aren't planned but it's just as possible as any other pet type.


Sandokiri
Estelle Dawn
Sandokiri
Estelle Dawn
Any chance of a gay (male) EI or a Pregnancy mini EI?

- I live 30 miles from Metropolis, IL, and watched them break the record. 4laugh

A pregnancy EI is unlikely, just like any other pregnancy item. As for a "gay male" EI... I'm not sure quite what you mean.

Why would a pregnancy type item be unlikely?

You had Sainte Ciel, which was for 2 gay women. Will be there be any nice manly items for a manly couple in a EI?

Because with pregnancy items would come an increase in people wanting to roleplay acts that would justify the pregnancy items. They already do it without, which is a problem... sweatdrop


Narumi Misuhara
AntieQ
I was wondering if there were any plans in the works to make something useful out of those Aquarium Mini Monster Drop Cards. Is there ever going to be anything we can do with them?

No, there's currently no plans for them :/


codemonkey37179
Cimeara
Hi, guys,

(1) Still collecting data on the amount of trash/flowers collected in Towns 1 vs. Towns 2:
Towns Trash/Flower Collection for Alchemy

(2) Also doing more research on trash/flower collection in Towns 2. Are you guys aware of the bugs in getting items into inventory? The bag will show everything you pick up, but not everything autosaves to inventory. Probably timing issue? Picking up stuff slower seems to help. (Maybe the trigger should be when it get recorded in the bag and not just picking up the item, to keep them in sync?)

(3) It would help for speed if there were more than 10 bookmarks allowed. Could it be increased to something like 20?

I'm getting back to Towns as soon as the Summer event is launched.

I wasn't aware that there was a limit on bookmarks. Maybe the scroll is broken. I'll check it out.


lanzer
grape_overlord
Oh goodness no I don't have the time for movies.

Just wondering, will we have a summer themed gold shop update before or after the start of the summer event?

Will we ever get hoodie items that have a tied-around-the-waist pose? Those one pair of special pants are cool, but we need more diverse hoodies, yo!

We might not have time for that because the summer event is coming out pretty soon...

Thanks for the suggestion, we do need more hoodies!


Narumi Misuhara
kii-silver-fox-kii
Are we going to get multi-room houses eventually?

yup


Princess Angelishia
x-HisHeartbeat
if you get hacked how do you get your stuff back? im just curious

You'd want to file a hacking report!


lanzer
deep damage
Q. Will gaia start doing Limited Edition Items?
[example]Like when you do an event, meaning only 1 of the item was ever made?
Making the event almost impossible to complete, then have bragging rights and fame as the only person to get the item razz
Just saying, I'd love to see people with items I can't get, or I have an item no one else could get.

3nodding

Just an Idea.

We didn't like the idea initially, instead we opted for alchemy goals that are harder to complete so whoever finished them would have the bragging right, but nobody liked that approach as it turns out. So we might do something different in the future.


codemonkey37179
Raven Spit
Hi. How are you guys doing? Was wondering a couple of things.

1. There has been issues with Towns 2. I applied to different neighborhoods and got no response in a a few days and decided to make my own. Then once I got accepted by them, I lost the neighborhood that i made, in Barton. There wasn't much explanation of this new Towns 2 thing.

Someone has made a thread here about it, I replied to it of what I just said. Seems like most peopel are having issues with it. Once someone accepts them.: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/bug-report-technical-support/towns-2-houses-landlord-complications/t.85774075/

So I was wondering if I can move back to Barton, and not Gambino.

2. Was wondering why you guy's didn't make it to Ohayocon 2013? And if you guys are planning to be there 2014.

I'm not sure what is causing the problems with your neighborhoods. The responses come from other users, and not Gaia. You can move any time you like, by going to your neighborhood and pressing the house icon on the phone. Click the leave tab, and follow the directions.


codemonkey37179
Black Death Goddess
Does anyone here watch and like these tv series? The Tudors, Downton Abbey, Sherlock Holmes, Game of Thrones and so on? I love the costumes of the eras and characters, we need more of these. 3nodding

We talk about those series quite a bit in the office, and a lot of the artists are fans of those shows. It is possible.


Uncle Kenny
II Pomy II
ANOTHER question. Do you have plans to remove the cap on the ignore list?
For those who run popular event threads (like myself), we tend to max out the ignore list,
which then results in us having to remove some users who haven't logged in for awhile.

Fix this, pl0x? gonk

The cap is an intentional limit due to the size restrictions of text fields in a database. We don't plan on removing the cap.


Uncle Kenny
[`~Neko-Setsuka~`]
How long does it typically take to create the events we play? I've been to some of the anime/gaming conventions and have seen the story-boarding months in advance before anything is released but I was just kinda curious how long it takes to put those plans into digital games for us to enjoy.

Initial planning and development for our current event started around March/April so that should give you a decent idea of the work that goes into our big events. The mini-events can be anywhere from a few hours to a few days of work.


lanzer
KaykoWolfgodess
I've been thinking on this for a while and i know a few others would like this. I'm in a fair few RPs and having to scroll to find an rp I'm looking for is annoying. Would there be a way to possibly better organize subscribed threads. Instead of page upon page of stuff. If it can't be done i under stand. Its just a suggestion.

Do you mean it's hard to find your subscribed thread because there are too many threads that are subscribed? Would a search feature help?


codemonkey37179
lts Just Pixels Bro
codemonkey37179
lts Just Pixels Bro
I dont know its kinda give or take since the new updates an increased amounts of people have reported getting there accounts "hacked" true they have patched things now but there will always be someone who develops a new code to break through. crying

Where are you getting your data from? There has not been an increase from what we've seen.

what i hear in rallies (second hand info) to be exact but since the update of the new flash space
many more people have talked about this redface

Oh well, if you've heard it in rallies, it is bound to be true wink

Seriously, there hasn't been an increase. Floods of people have not left Gaia over this or any other update, and Lanzer has not been fired.


lanzer
Xx Papa Dragon xX
I keep running across things saying Lanzer was fired. Anyone care to elaborate.
I have been here off and on since late 03.
And I have always thought of gaia as being owned and run by Lanzer.

Also any thoughts on dragon wings and I am dragon items

Lanzer was fired? That would suck big time, for me. Good thing I'm not about to fire myself, so that's a relief. sweatdrop


siskataya
Cappychu
Hi ATA!~

Is there any way there will be more mouse themed items, other than the Mouse Ears and the occasional little mouse companion [AKA Sugarsuite and Plague Noir]?

That, and...
More animal themed onesie pajamas?! Ones like the Monkey and Bear ones? A tiger one or elephant one [somehow] would be so cute.
; 3 ;

AND...
Would we possibly
Everrrrrr...
Have a Rocky Horror Picture Show based item/item bundle or RIG?
I would love you
FOREVER.

Thanks for the questions! I can forward along your item suggestions - you never know, maybe some day they can be made! As for the Rocky Horror items, I think if we made those, the fabulous Opera Phantomness would keel over and faint from delight. We'd have to be prepared, as a community, to revive her!


codemonkey37179
Kiarra-Chan
1. Any news on some more animated items?
2. Flies decided to explode in breeding in my area right now... How do you guys get rid of flies that get into Gaia HQ? -Sisky & Codemonkey answered this one!
3. WTFluff seems more Flash spaced based, so I can understand the horrible lag that WILL happen, how are you guys going to counter it?

3. I try to keep things as light as possible so lag won't occur. Sometimes with older computer it will occur. Not because they are old necessarily but because they have a lot of background stuff running that has collected over the years.

Also, if people have streaming video, or a graphics heavy video game, or just a lot of browsers and programs running that will make it go slow.

Do you have problems in Towns 2 normally?
Uncle Kenny
The lag hasn't really been too bad. We set things up so that the pets count toward the population totals for each area so you won't have 100 users and 100 pets but instead only 50 users and 50 pets, for example. We're hoping to see any lag stay on about the same level as it is now.


Princess Angelishia
kii-silver-fox-kii
~add comment~
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON'T GET RID OF TOWNS ONE! I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I have memories there!!! Don't take it away!

Hi there~

When I started out on Gaia, my main hangout was Towns 1, so I also have many memories there. However, one of the things I love about Towns 2 is that I feel it captures some of the most wonderful things about Towns 1 (Have you visited the Barton area yet?), while adding tons of new things to explore!

There seems to be plenty of opportunity to make some new great memories there! c:


codemonkey37179
Pixichops
codemonkey37179
Pixichops
Gendocide
But serious question time

The issue of the game items not being fully granted in Towns 2 has come up in bug reports forum. This is very true as the invo indicator and my personal counting tells me I have much more then what winds up actually in my invo
Any chance of that being fixed? I highly doubt we'll be reimbursed our game items that we collected but were never given

THIS.

That!

We've found the problem.

Fixed it yet?

I'm not sure if it has been push out yet.


Narumi Misuhara
MistressMinako
Heard you guys were planning to replace Alchemy with an entire new system and scrap the old? It's just a rumor but I've been out of the loop so long I was wondering what the status of Alchemy is now that you've decided to go back to focusing on the site.

There's very long term goals to do this but it's not currently a focus.


lanzer
xDeadly Melody
Is there anyway the hair styles at the Durem will ever be wigs and items we can buy and sell in market?

Hairstyles aren't built as items and they won't be able to be sold as items. Only the wig items fall into that category.


codemonkey37179
Senger Diablo
i've visited towns 2, been a towns regular for years so i gave it at the least one chance to be fair to the effort you people put in it.

But to be frank? junk. it has no feel whatsoever, unlike towns. the system to move around is so irritating it nearly made me want to close it down the second i entered it.there's simply nothing about towns 2 that has any of the good aspects of towns, sorry but here's the truth.i know you'd all much rather hear a load of a**-kissing, but not everyone works that way.only those that want something from you.

Keep your towns 2 even if it's worthless to many a gaian, it has taken you much effort, sadly wasted to many yes, but still.

But don't take towns away, we rather take our chances on an "old broken" towns, then be forced to adjust to the new thing wich quite frankly sickens most.

I'm sorry you feel that way, but the decision was made some time ago. You may feel that you be allowed to take your chances, but we can not expect new members to understand the risks.


lanzer
sailornorthstar
I have a question who from Gaia is going to anime expo?

Me and DJ Helsing will be at AX this year. There are a few Gaia artists at the artist alley too, be sure to say hi!


Uncle Kenny
GoldenSunHaru
Have you ever thought of having a throwback day for gaia? It'd be nostalgic for older players, such as myself, I used to play on another account a long time ago. Maybe it's an idea for gaia labs.

We had an entire throwback event for our 10th anniversary in February.


lanzer
Thank you for joining us on ATA! Have a great week everyone!
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June 17th

lanzer
Hello everyone!

The summer event is right around the corner! We're very excited about this event and what more you can do this time and can't wait to see everyone in Towns.

As you can see, this week's ATA thread is all flashy! We thought that many of you might be interested in making your post stand out. The feature is brand new and we'd appreciate any feedback.


Zero Omega
IceTeaCandeloro
I drew fan art for Lanzer,CodeMonkey,Siskataya,Uncle Kenny,Zero Omega I hope you guys like it ;A;
http://i.imgur.com/zd4EOra.jpg
I forgot to draw DJ Helsing,Carbonphyber,Narumi Misuhara I will draw you guys one day when I have the time to.
And I'm exicted for the summer event I can't wait till it starts owo.

Awesome! Thanks!
codemonkey37179
I like it!!!! smile smile smile
siskataya
Wow, that is fantastic - thank you so much! I love it ^^
lanzer
Thank you for drawing me and Waffles! blaugh


Uncle Kenny
Scobre
2) Any bonuses of having a pet like having them collect trash or anything?

Where would the fun be if I just gave away all the surprises?


Zero Omega
jellykans
On Thursday or Friday, those clan members who were in more than one clan were removed from all clans without warning. We lost 9, and 2 immediately returned. One did so after the situation was understood and explained. One cannot, is being told she is already in a clan, but no longer is. Four were long inactive and due to be removed if they did not resume activity. One appears to be on hiatus.

Please announce such a change. We nearly lost a good member, since she thought she had been removed deliberately.

Things that need work on Gaia, a wishlist:
1. An alternative for Meebo.
2. Continued zOMG glitch repair.
3. Return Memphis to Phin Phang at 287 GC. Her MP price is LMP 790k, ABP 732,758g, and Memphis [Lite] is LMP 60k, ABP 49033. She is flirty, pretty, and fun to play in Booty Grab.
4. Add snowball and water fights to Towns 2, please?

Things that are working:
1. zOMG glitch repairs.
2. Towns 2 glitch repairs.
3. The new card game.
4. The Exchange and MP (allowing sale of 20 items)
5. Gaia Community Event

Thank you for reading such a long list. We look forward to the summer event.

Carbon is still working on the zOMG clan issue, if people still are having issues it's because they are part of multiple clans. If you've already posted in the zOMG thread then Carbon will contact you or create a feature to fix it.


Uncle Kenny
Kiarra-Chan
Hey Admins! Thank you so much for the gorgeous MC's this month!

Here are my questions for this week!

1. What ever happened to the Inventory Arranger update we were supposed to get about a month ago?

2. WTFluff: Just how close are we to see it be released?

3. Just how many artists do we have left working on items?

1) It's getting close, just putting some finishing touches to it.
2) Extremely close. Couple big bugs caused things to be pushed back a little but they're mostly resolved now so soon. Very, very soon.
Narumi Misuhara
Kiarra-Chan
Narumi Misuhara
1. Still being worked on
2. Extremely
3. ninja

My third question isn't gonna be answered is it? > n >

...Nope

codemonkey37179
Hotau
Are we going to use the soul of our murdered fluffs anytime soon? ; v ;

Yes, very.


siskataya
King Awesomolocity
CAN I DECLARE MYSELF KING OF GAIA? IF SO...WHO WOULD SUPPORT ME?

Also, what is everyone working on, and what will we see soon? ninja

AND...is this official?

Well, you could declare yourself that, but it wouldn't be official. This thread, however, is official! And I am working on a ton of things - some I cannot talk about yet, but others I can! I am working on the Help Center revisions and updating stickies and forum things! biggrin
Jak Bauer
You can declare yourself anything. Personally I have declared myself Comic Book Master!!!

But few seem to acknowledge my mastery...sigh...


Zero Omega
Damien_The_Omen
Zero Omega
Damien_The_Omen

Ok, so.....I heard a very disturbing rumor from a friend of mine the other day.

Should everyone be concerned at all that somewhere out there, there's apparently a group of Gaians conspiring (offline, naturally) to buy up quantities of semi-rare and/or rare and/or extremely expensive items for the purpose of trading them to alts & then getting those alts perma-banned, in order to both limit the items' availability & deliberately drive up their price? gonk stressed scream

If people want to intentionally break the rules on mule accounts, then they will get their main accounts banned. Additionally, those items would go back into Flynn's Shop, sooo... Kind of a moot point.

Uh-huh......so then, what does that mean for items that have supposedly been "deleted"? Are those items redirected to Flynn's shop, the Dumpster, or are they actually "permanently gone"? emotion_bigvein

Items that are deleted are actually permanently gone. Items that are on banned accounts are tallied and then we carefully release items into Flynn's Shop based on those numbers.


codemonkey37179
roy williams
I have two quick questions;
1.Are there any plans to alter Rally back to the original stat ? I noticed the newer rally, Is over crowded and just not as fun anymore with the lag, I know the walking speed can be changed just with all the speech bubbles it's harder to keep up with conversation. If you could keep the style of the newer rally with the older feature of creating a room that would be wonderful.
2. Are there any plans for the creation of Camouflage pants and shorts like pictured here? User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show. Would have been great for Gaia players who want to show their support of troops in combat They could just visit the store and snag a couple shorts OR If you ever get a Sponsor AD from the Military this item could be won for watching the AD
Thank you for your time emotion_yatta I also have a Petition! started for this item if you care to check it out and see what the people think.

No plans to go back to the older version of rally, but I do want to add back in rooms. I'm hoping to get some time after the summer event.


siskataya
Meromictic
Loving the new PMP <3

Can we expect more colors and themes in the future?

edit: Can I suggest some themes? xd I have a list. >>

Thanks for the feedback! Glad you are liking the new PMP! I actually think it is neat too, and can see it being beneficial for people that want to promote discussions, art shops, etc. I'll forward along your request for more colors and themes biggrin


Zero Omega
Erogenous Jones
Zero Omega
Erogenous Jones
Happy Monday EveryGaian! smile
Hope you all had a great weekend and are settling smoothily into another work/school week.

I was wondering if it would be possible to make a sub-Forum, perhaps within the larger Entertainment Forum, expressly for discussing Vocaloids.
The thing about Vocaloids is that they don’t fit neatly into any single category.
There’s Games, Collectibles, Videos, Music and Software, all for, and bout Vocaloids which really splinters the fandom and can make it difficult to get a conversation going for those of us who’s interest in them isn’t limited to one of the aforementioned categories.

There’s still a lot of interest in Vocaloids among many Gaians, but not having a place to “call home” makes it difficult for them to know where they should gather.

Thanks. smile

Maybe. Depends on demand and interest within the community.

Is there a way that might be determined?
I've seen scattered posts in various Forums, but with everything being so spread out, it's difficult to gauge.
.Also, when you consider that any posts that might not have exactly fit the Forum in which they were posted get sent to the Chatterbox, it's even tougher.

You could make a thread in SF to start.


codemonkey37179
Jaz Neko
Uncle Kenny
Jaz Neko
How many votes would it take to finish a petition to get rid of the promote your post feature? I don't like it and I believe many CBers agree with me on this.

Chatterbox has almost every other thread promoted right now so the argument that most of CB would agree with you is kind of stretching it. We don't have plans to provide an opt-out or get rid of the feature entirely either.

Yes, and the Chatterbox is part of your community and one of the forums that moves the fastest with activity. Our opinions should still matter to you as we are just as much a part of the community as someone who posts in the general discussion or the video game forum. I understand you are a business and are looking for creative ways to make money, however I believe this feature is a little ridiculous. Perhaps you should disable it for the Chatterbox or you could give everyone the option to disable it like we have the option to disable the cash tree for those of us who do not want to use it. I should also have a right as a community member to petition against this.

Yes, you have every right to petition, and the community opinions matters very much to us.

If people refuse to use it, we may drop it.
Zero Omega
Jaz Neko
Zero Omega
Jaz Neko
How many votes would it take to finish a petition to get rid of the promote your post feature? I don't like it and I believe many CBers agree with me on this.

I dunno... I've seen like, six or seven PMP'd threads in CB.

And I've seen a bunch that are not PMP'd that are not happy with it.

So if you ran a business, how would you work that out? You have people who love it, and people who hate it. You remove a feature, you upset people who love it. You keep it, you upset people who hate it. I'd like to hear your thoughts on making a decision like that.
Zero Omega
Jaz Neko
Zero Omega
Jaz Neko
First off, you can't possibly know what the verdict on this feature is because it hasn't been up long enough. I'd make a poll and ask people what they thought in a place where the majority of people would see it. Perhaps give them one free Promote your Post because of voting so you can get feedback.What I am saying is my opinion, and the opinions of my friends, is mostly negative about this feature. I'm getting the feeling many of you admins are annoyed with me because I feel this way. I never said everyone hates it! I said I'm seeing a lot of negative feedback. Good for you if you're seeing positive. My opinion and the opinions of my friends should still matter to you.

I'm not annoyed, I'm just saying that on the flip side, I've seen a lot of positive feedback about it.
Then I want to hear how you're going to handle the negative feedback, or are you just going to ignore it?

As with any feedback receive, good or bad, we take it into consideration, see what changes we can feasibly make, and then act on them if there is anything to act on. I have personally read some of the feedback going around, I've told others about the feedback, we've all been sharing the opinions users have around the office, both good and bad.


Uncle Kenny
RafiCat
Why do not profiles have a report link?

Because I haven't added the functionality for it yet. Once things settle down after Pets is out, I should hopefully have some more time to go back and finish things up to be able to put it out. I have a working report flow, it's just not public.


Sandokiri
Mashed Potato Jones
Sandokiri
Cuticle Tantei Inaba
Hi Admins!
i was wondering...........When is gaia staff looking at there forum assistant aplication emails? To get accepted or not?

At least a few every day (other than the weekends,) so far.

One thing I've been curious about...would a person get any kind of rejection if they were not accepted?

So far, that's been the pattern.

Sandokiri
Simply Tezi
How long does it usually take to get a response after submitting a Forum Assistant application?

As something new, we aren't quite sure on a "usually" time for responses yet.


Narumi Misuhara
Ridley Starsmore
Well, at least the new PMP works for threads.

But not being able to use it on already made posts is a issue to me. Also...100 GC?

Seriously? sweatdrop

This is why we don't get an alchemy update?

Not cool, guys.

very soon, likely this week, you'll be able to PMP existing threads.


Narumi Misuhara
The Emerald City
When will the summer sale schedule come out?
I am SUPER excited!

Probably next week.


Zero Omega
Novembyr
Hi gaia admins, I burden you with one question.

Are admins able to view the senders of anonymous gifts to them?

i.e.: a person sends a gift to an admin, but sends it anonymous.

Will the admin be able to see the gift sender? cat_surprised

We could, yes/


Narumi Misuhara
gataka
PMP: first thought was "can I pimp somebody else's thread?" Answer is apparently "nope".

Anyway, Inventory Arranger still making progress? *w*

Yup!


lanzer
bluecherry
1) Only an item's artist can fix its glitches + lots of artists fired = ???
2) Alchemy. Where do we stand on this right now? Something more specific than "we're going to adjust it eventually" or "it's been reprioritized" or, of course, "we're looking into it" please.

The 2 artists we lost at Gaia HQ are very talented and we miss them a lot. At the same time, bugs can be fixed by most artists, so we have confidence that we can continue to fix major issues.

It would be unfair to give a specific date when one haven't been decided yet, so there isn't more detail at this point. Sorry.


codemonkey37179
MageQueenHoshi
Cernunnas
I know this is a bit random, but I've come back to Gaia after almost 3 years away and I'm so disappointed to see there are almost no new games at all sad . I really think new games are necessary!

Well we had lots of awesome Flash games, but sadly, they were third party made. The companies of those games (the creators, owners, etc) went out of business and/or moved to being on Facebook only. Not on any fault of Gaia's. emo

I've got plans wink


Zero Omega
alvuus
yo admins ! i wanna know more about the illegal gold-money(real life currency) transactions, how to report them , where to report them , and whats the penalty / punishment given to them , thankyou

If you find a transaction you feel is suspicious you can report it using the report buttons (if it's a thread, post, comment, etc). If you feel you see this sort of transaction on the Marketplace, you can contact a moderator. Any account found to be involved in buying gold will be permanently banned.


lanzer
Darc Nightgale
Hello!

First I really love the eyes from the Sister of Sin. I also really like the halo. heart

So Lanzer a few weeks ago I asked about some hairstyles that removes the Eternal Emperor ( Crown ). You asked for a few examples and I then posted Fanged Regalia, and the dark tresses hairstyle from Dark Heart. Last week you said you think it could be fixed, we're testing it out right now and you should try it later today. It still isn't workin'. Just wanted to know if you are able to fix it.

Thanks for takin' the time to read my post.

I'm sorry, the problem was more tricky than I thought and it haven't been fixed yet because of it. I'll let you know when we're able to fix it.


starzXnight
Airi-Shaia
what should I do when I discover a glitch with certain items of clothing and avatars? how should I report these.

You can report it by going here.


Narumi Misuhara
snochan15
Narumi Misuhara
snochan15
1. Why are most of the spam questions
getting the most answers here?

2. Will there be an option to turn off the
PMP, considering it hurts my eyes to look
over a rainbow of bright colors in some forums?

No

Thanks for the seemingly rude, short,
blunt one word answer.

Great first AMA for this 9 year Gaia vet.

[ leaves ]

I could sugar coat it for you, but figured I'd just give it to you straight. We have no intention of doing so.


Uncle Kenny
npulse
Gaia, promote my post is fine.

The layout is not. Having the normal font threads mixed in between the promote my post threads is an eye sore.

Any chance on having those who use the promote my post have the threads clustered at the top?

Thanks!!

Then non-promoted posts wouldn't appear on the first page at all. Promoted threads function the same as non-sticky/announcement threads just with a different background so they move based on the last post just like the others.
Narumi Misuhara
Possibly, more thought would have to be given to how threads are displayed though. At least now old threads filter themselves out. If they all sat at the top it would permanently drown regular threads, so stuff like that needs more planning.


Zero Omega
Ridley Starsmore
Zero Omega
Atrapenna
Can you give us the option to disable the promote your post backgrounds and buttons, for us who don't want to be subjected to that kind of spam and/or greed

If I create a thread in Anime/Manga/Comics to discuss the nuances of anime and how it has changed drastically throughout the years to better express the interest of modern culture, but give it a PMP banner, is it spam?

Yes. Next question.

The answer is no!
Uncle Kenny
Ridley Starsmore
Zero Omega
Ridley Starsmore
The question is "Was this an idea that should have come out before the Alchemy fix?"

I like this game. Let's keep going.

The answer is: Different devs on Gaia work on different things, different features have different priorities, and various features are much easier to put out and release than overhauling an entire system.

The Question is " Why hasn't Gaia just used one of the dozen simple fixes that have already been provided by many users for Alchemy?"

Solutions that don't require an overhaul. That have been there for years. Literally years.

The issue is brought up in EVERY AtA. There are numerous threads asking for it to be fixed. Offering viable solutions. And have been for a long time. THE USERBASE WANTS THIS.

And we get an obvious cash grab instead. -_-

Seems like a poor use of those resources that your bosses keep laying off.

But you know, whatever...this was important.

Bandaid, paper-clip, and chewing gum fixes are a really bad way of improving features. They may provide a temporary fix but they /always/ lead to more headaches down the road. For something as large and complex as Alchemy, it honestly is easier and better to just scrap it and start with a new approach rather than try to fix every little nuance that makes the current system not work. It sucks but temporary patches just aren't a good solution for it.
Uncle Kenny
Ridley Starsmore
Finally, a good response. I tip you sir.

I agree, the whole system COULD use a good overhaul. But the real point I was trying to make, is the site has many features that the people of this site have been asking for for a long time. (Guild updates, arranger, alchemy, item layering issues, item unisexing) And we get told that some features have higher priority than those, and we get something like Post Promotion, a feature that I'm guessing few people asked for, and requires cash.

You gotta admit, that wasn't the best execution of the product.

Gaia is a company. Everything we do is a balance between meeting user requests/demands/feedback and doing things that help to keep the company afloat. Sometimes these projects overlap each other, sometimes they don't. While you may not like some of the latter projects, they exist to provide income for us to continue making the features that /are/ asked for again and again. If all we did was work on features that were requested without putting any thought into keeping the money flowing through, we'd be out of business pretty fast. In an ideal world we wouldn't have to worry about it but this is far from an ideal world.

We have a lot of requested features coming down the pipeline this year but with a small team, everything is going to take time and we just can't do everything at once. Requested features /will/ be continue to be made and much rejoicing will be had but there will be some things that get done simply because they have to be there in order for us to keep moving forward.


Zero Omega
Sonic
Zero Omega:
You may or may not have noticed me questioning your latest announcement in the Chatterbox, so I'll ask you here.
I don't understand how trading gold for someone's username can be considered "Offsite Trading". I have read your topic, and still I am confused. Would you mind clearing it up for me?
And I don't mean this to be only for Omega, I just figured he would know the most or something.

It's a form of off-site trading we consider "on-site" trading because the content being traded is "on site." Simply put, usernames aren't meant to be "sold" or "traded." They are made to be created and changed. To "sell" a username is just taking advantage of the fact you got the username first, additionally, it opens the doors to potential scamming, which is why we disallow it. Make sense?


lanzer
OV8ION
Hi there, lovely and hardworking Gaia staff. Thanks for going out of your way to "see" us.

Some Questions:
Can we get zomg badges for Night Frights and Big Dogs?
Can we get new Post Styles, several different borders?
Would you say we already have DarkStalker items?
Can we please save Fishing games so if we lose connection or accidentally log out, the game is saved?

Newer Questions (Housing Related):
Housing is nice, can we get more stuff to go on top of desks, like inkwells, ledgers, scattered papers? Drippy coffee cups, coffee stains?
Also rugs -- can we get tatami mats, and area runners (long rectangles of carpet)? I'd love to be able to arrange tatami mats under the rugs. Oh, and futons.
Welcome Mats would be GREAT.
Stains on the wall as well. As individuals, not as wallpaper.
Mousehole, Pet door / doll door (like in Alice in Wonderland), Dollhouse (both reg and Gothic)

There isn't any additional badges planned, sorry

We are looking into more styles and options. A lot of it depends on what people think of the promote my post feature.

I'd love to see more DarkStalker items. Hope we'll have more sponsorship with Capcom in the future, though I don't know of any new DarkStalkers games coming

The fishing game isn't that great in handling save state. When we re-work a new fishing game it'll be much better.


Princess Angelishia
Jayla_Weird_Love
How do you get wings?Besides on X mas

Are you talking about the wing stickers or the angel wing items? c:

The angel wing items are from alchemy, and the wing stickers appear for you to click during special events!


DJ Helsing
Raven Spit
Hi I was wondering why Gaia online didn't make it to Ohayocon this year?

And if they will be coming back in 2014?

Unfortunately due to budget cuts etc we had to remove a number of our convention stops this year but who knows we may be able to go again next year.


Uncle Kenny
Seemingly Human
Why didnt your coders Pre-make a back up of meebo just incase something like this happened? And Are you even considering getting your coders to do it? Last question, When can you presume we will get a new messager, since many gaians are bummed from the loss of Meebo?

Thanks for Using your time to read this <3

We don't own Meebo or the rights to it. Literally backing up the Meebo engine would be illegal and we don't really want Google to come after us...


lanzer
Pylea P
Can Gaia please put more effort into finding/creating an instant message system? It's killing me Lanzer.

Love the new Rig though :]

A chat system takes a lot of effort to build and will take months, that's why we partnered with Meebo at first, thinking that it would be a good solution. For the time being, we're considering other options, but haven't arrived at anything solid yet.


DJ Helsing
cool
X_Gokai-Okuzuko_X
Hey, guys! I was wondering: How exactly do the Free Gaia Cash video ads work? I mean, how do the providers determine how much you get, when you can get it, and how many videos you can watch?

It is all determined by the advertisor.

For example company X wants their trailer shown for their new tv show and they are paying y cents per video. Then the provider strike a deal with them and then run the video with us sharing a portion of the revenue with us which we pass on to you.

So if your video is paying our 5 cents then were making 5 cents so your helping to fund the site.

Keep watching videos and help support Gaia.


starzXnight
Phantom Anon
starzXnight
Phantom Anon
You are an Admin, now?

Yup O: I believe you've given me something before. Thank you ^^

I always end up seeing you when I'm gifting during events. It'll be odd seeing you without your usual green username. Congratulations though heart

I'm still trying to get used to it too XD Thanks again 4laugh


Uncle Kenny
Trumi
Silly question but, what happens to all the gold Flynn gets from Flynn's Plunder? It would seem like a pretty big shame if 255,643,681g just sat there.

That's exactly what it does. It's a gold sink so all the gold that goes into the account just stays there until we go in and flat out delete it forever.


siskataya
Sinsario
Where the contests at, Sisky? HMM?
WHAT DO I HAVE TO HATE NOW?

Also did meebo leaving have anything to do with the old footer? Because I had the old footer but it keeps vanishing so i put it back on and it vanishes again.

Sinsario! Nice to see you again my little disgruntled ferret-creating friend! The contests are coming around very soon. Have about 7 on the way over the next month or so - lots of big prizes and fun! By the way, do you realize that your disgruntled contest ferret inspired three other people to draw alternate disgruntled contest ferrets? A naming contest for that fabulous mascot is on the way too! Perhaps you can help me judge! Unless, of course, the idea of judging makes you too disgruntled. biggrin

As for Meebo, not sure - I'd have to ask about that!


Zero Omega
Demy
♥ I don't know if this question has been asked before, but a friend of mine told me to ask so I'd appreciate a response. heart

"I want to know if they will ever make new items in the merch shop. I want my omg hat In rl."

Thank you ahead of time. > u <

Don't think we currently have any plans, but you can get some Gaia Merch on Red Bubble, found here:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/gaiaonline


Uncle Kenny
A l i c e A l i t
Do you guys not pay attention to the feedback threads for the gaia labs stuff at all?

And I'd like to know if towns is being closed soon [ crying ] and if trash is being moved over to towns 2.

We'll close Towns once we're happy with where Towns 2 is, there is not specific date. Trash is already in Towns 2 in the neighborhoods.


Narumi Misuhara
Wingbutt
Since all the spam questions that are getting answered are making my post get buried, I'll try again.

How soon can we be expecting that inventory arranger?

Also, is there any chance of the possibility to let us buy more outfit slots, for more gold, of course? Maybe like 4 to 12 more? I know a lot of other people who would be ecstatic if there were more outfit slots who would be willing to pay a pretty penny for the slots.

It's nearly complete, should only be a few more weeks.

More outfit slots is in our list of things to do.


lanzer
Castiel Lover
How is the sell-back prices for common junk going? And any chance to get the aquarium sell backs at least up to 10 gold??

Loving this new background that works with I AM poses! Any way to switch all the old BGs to this layer so they work like this one??

Lanzer, like my "Waffles hunting Diedrich babies" avi? emotion_awesome

Please let me know what exactly are the items you'd like to sell back and I can look into it.

As for aquarium items, if we change the sell back price, I'll need to adjust the daily chance payout too, probably takes a bit of time.

Changing the old backgrounds would be quite a bit of work, so we don't have the time to do it right now, sorry.

Love your avi, since I love Waffles!


codemonkey37179
rock_luver
Arro Copperkey
rock_luver
hello admins first off i think the new feature for showing off your threds is awesome but i cant figure out how to use it XP and secondly id like to ask one simple question can you tell me whether or not game on will be on sale when you do the cash shop sale at the end of this month??........* wishing for a yes*.......

In order to promote your post, if that's what you're referring to, you currently need to create a new topic and near the top it will say "Promote My Post". Click that and decide exactly what style of promotion you would like!^^

so if we want to promote it it has to be a new thread??

For now. We have a dev working on it as I type this.


Narumi Misuhara
Baby_Cow_Grl
any word on a program like meebo returning???

Not yet, but we have reached out to a few companies.


lanzer
KatanaWielder26
is there going to be a search bar added to the gaia app function of selling items?
caseu scrolling thhrough 50 pages to get to the last page is tiresome!

We'll look into search and better page functions too. That page does need a bit of an overhaul.


codemonkey37179
Gendocide
codemonkey37179
Gendocide
So I brought this up last week and I know it got acknowledged but I'm not sure if it was brought up again tonight

The issue of incorrect number of game items being added to invos from Towns 2?

Yes, we are aware of the problem. It is on the schedule to be fixed.

Would there happen to be an ETA on that?

No, but the dev who takes care of that part is fairly quick. She just has a lot on her plate right now.


Narumi Misuhara
Jisen Meizuki
*pokes at all the Gaia Staff*

So two weeks ago, a Gaian had a sneak peek from DJ Helsing that we're going to get an inventory update within two weeks... It has been two weeks, when are we going to get an update on our inventory? 8I

We had a few setbacks still being worked on. It's close, but still a few weeks out.


codemonkey37179
Treemie
codemonkey37179
Twinky Dave
we complain so much. i do apologize for that.

Aww. Thanks.

Getting used to it though.

You remind me of Pan, how he was always so sweet and nice to rude people.

Yes, he is like that.
codemonkey37179
Treemie
Do you still see him? How is he doing? I wish he'd write in his journal or something. I really miss him. crying

Sisky keeps in better touch than I do, but I understand he is doing well.
siskataya
I just had dinner with Pan and a few others just the other week. He is doing really well - happy and working on a new project that is important to him. Maybe he can stop by again soon and say hello, but for now, know that he is well biggrin


siskataya
Shadey Kitty
This thread was started May 22 but as yet, there has been no official response (AFAIK) in it.
What are your opinions about the various suggestions that have been posted?
Gaia Aquarium Discussion - Love to hear your feedback! biggrin

Heya! I have been reading that thread, so it hasn't been forgotten. I'll be making a post soon with info and thoughts on the ideas posted in it. biggrin


Narumi Misuhara
AtsukeTheMaverickHunter
Hello ATA

Have to say, I LOVE THE NEW MC!
props to the artists

So on to the questions, Now with this new "Promote Post" feature, as a Roleplayer, I have some concerns, with this feature, I worry that people would rather use this to promote roleplay that are not exactly what some players are looking for and it might get kicked down so far it might as well be lost.

Example: Here I am looking for a semi lit RP on Zombies Apocalypse and all I see are, S&M RP's, Yaoi RP's One Piece RP's Naruto RP's Bleach RP's etc.

Yes, I get that theres the Barton OOC for recruiting or advertising that you are looking for one but thats also not the best way to get it ((I tried advertising a few times and it didn't get me much of anything really >>;; ))

So How Exactly does the Feature my post work? if this was already answered, Link please?

((Mind you i don't know how this exactly works but its still a concern))

Once the ability to PMP an existing thread is implemented, you'll be able to just make a regular thread, and if it's going well choose at that time to PMP it.


Zero Omega
Simply Tezi
I have another question. Exactly what is a Forum Assistant's job? Just moving misplaced threads, right? Also, is it possible for a Forum Assistant to be promoted?

Potentially, although normally we've just had FAs apply for modship.


Zero Omega
s-nate-tmi
if i have any questions about your terms or ruLes. is it ok to PM some one with a green name?

How should i ask questions?

It is okay, just ask any questions you have about the rules.


lanzer
Thank you for joining us on ATA this week! We'll see you all next week! Hopefully we'll be sporting our own fluff then. wink
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June 24th

lanzer
Hello everyone!

The summer event is finally here! We've spent a lot of time on this event because we have much more plans to expand this system with more activities and fun. So whatever you love or hate about the event, please let us know and we'll take your comment into consideration for what we do later.

How many fluffs have you turned in so far? Which one is your favorite? We'd love to know!


Jak Bauer
GottaCodeFast
Updates on MoGa? sad

Hey there,

We are still working on it. Unfortunately we don't have an update for you at this time.


Princess Angelishia
Murdoc Betelgeuse
What time zone will the Summer Sale be?

It'll be on PST. c:

starzXnight
Princess Vampirate
Just to be clear, the Cash Shop sale follows your time right? It's 8:07pm here for me right now, what time is it for you guys? I just want to know so I won't miss anything I want during the sale. Thanks.

Yes, it follows PST :] It's currently 5:10pm here.


Zero Omega
Satanic Automatonic
(I've submitted multiple reports before) I was fraud-banned in April and I want my account back..... Is there anyway I can get it back?
I'd be glad to let details out through PM

For payment fraud ban we require the user to pay us the funds that were refunded back. To appeal a payment fraud ban you can file a billing ticket.


Uncle Kenny
Darc Nightgale
Uncle Kenny
Darc Nightgale
Hello!

I wanted to say that I am likin' the event. I would have love to see an achievement for givin' out treats. I've given out over 1,700 treats. xd
Uncle Kenny thank you so much for spendin' all that time workin' on the bugs and glitches this weekend. That was very nice of you. biggrin

If I had thought of it before 1am the night before the event launched, it's possible it could've had actual achievements. Since I didn't think of it or add it until then, it'll unfortunately have to stay with the event forum titles only.

Just curious, what is the purpose of the titles then?

Just to give a small indication of how many treats you've given through the event. We've done it a couple of times with smaller events before and since this event was mainly Flash-based, I decided to throw a small forum element into it.
Uncle Kenny
lilloulou
3. About the "giving treats" titles. Since there seems to be some kind of numbers kept somewhere, can't you use that to add an achievement once the event is done?

I have the ability to do so, but I wasn't planning on it since it was a last minute addition and we don't have achievements created for that.


Uncle Kenny
Little Angel Mary
what is the exact date and time that this event will end?

End of day July 3rd, currently.


Zero Omega
HAGD
ANY WORD ON THE CUSTOM PROFILE SPOTLIGHT RETURNING? mad

No information at the moment.


Uncle Kenny
CioccoLatte
Thank you for working so hard to make the Summer Event and Fluff pet system fun (and glitch-free....i understand that it's still a work in progress)!!!

Questions:
1) Is it possible to have the fluff pets spewing random emotes in the future?

2) Where did you get / How did you decide on what music to put for the Fluff DDR game?

Thank you in advance and Enjoy the rest of your week! :3

1) Maybe!
2) I wasn't very original. I just went back in our files and pulled out the songs that I could find from our prom events in 2008 and 2009. I don't know where they got them from for those events though.


lanzer
Loobee
Hi, I was wondering who came up with all the cute names for the fluffs in this event? I'm getting a kick out of all the different names.

Our awesome writer Cashmere Cactus came up with the names, along with almost everything else written. biggrin


siskataya
Estelle Dawn
Any update on the pregnancy items/issue I brought up in the past 2 ATAs?

From the last ATA:

Last time in a ATA, I talked to an Admin (Sandokiri) about pregnancy items.
There was an issue with them believing/saying that it would encourage RPing and other behavior. I also linked to a very lovely petition on the subject, which included reasoning behind making the items, and why they should make them. It also had item suggestions!
I was wondering if this was looked through by any other Admin, or if the same Admin had looked more into it!


another conversation

Thanks for the post! No, we haven't had time to discuss this issue further. We'll let the community know when we do biggrin


Uncle Kenny
Scobre
Well the event is making me realize why so many Gaians are complaining about Towns 2. It’s comical that Towns glitches and lags more than zOMG! The layers are off in it, art is not even close to quality of zOMG!, and the function of it is kind of a poor imitation of zOMG! with the PDA and pet system. I do like the games from last year’s event more than this year’s event. I am very impressed with the presence of the forum assistant and moderator team during the event. I've done 2 fluffs so far. My favorite is the green one that I name Abby Normal.

1) Can we get a teleport to house option for Towns 2?
2) Are the pet names being monitored?
3) Will we get to have all the fluffs as pets?

1) In progress smile
2) I have the ability to change someone's name if they are abusing it. I don't have active monitors for bad names though so if you see one that's breaking the rules, report it to me and I'll handle it.
3) Currently, only the Pegacorn will be a full-fledged pet for the full system launch.


milkbun
Lyllisa
Will we ever get a REAL insight on how an item is made? Like from idea to sketch to pixel process? I've always been curious about this!

You're always welcome to ask! Some of us sketch ideas on a blown up base in a painterly style and then shrink it down, clean it up and shade it properly in the correct size. Some artist's don't sketch but start right with pixels on top of the base. Everything is made in Photoshop. If you have more questions let me know~


Uncle Kenny
Consulting Time Lord
Hello! I'm a tad annoyed that we HAVE to use our houses in order to do the event. Since I don't use my Gaia house at all and Towns 2 is impossibly laggy when I use it (even on my updated internet browsers and everything,) the event is rather pointless to me... anything you guys could do to make participating a little easier?

At this point in the event we can't really change the functionality of it. The house was required because when the fluff ran out of energy/health it had to go somewhere to heal and rest and it really only makes sense to use the house for that. We are taking all the feedback of it being Flash only and plan to have alternatives for the full system launch.


milkbun
Foxy Nazi
milkbun
Wanton Whore
You guys said that the list for the Summer Spectacualr sale was incomplete, right? Do you mean by the one's that are exclusive, or there are actually more items that you will be adding?

There are other items besides the ??? on the right hand side ninja

"Be on the lookout for new twists on classics and some incredible deals on great items."

Like some old items maybe. ;3

COULD BE OLD
COULD BE BRAND NEW!


Zero Omega
Sensei Chyaku
;3 I really hope to be apart of the moderating team soon. But I haven't had a review yet.

We plan to get to mod apps, if you have filed one we will eventually get to you. Sorry for the delay.


codemonkey37179
XoxoHeart-BrokenoxoX
Hello there! Will the non-existing houses bug be fixed? I really wanna try out this event!
More detail in my forum thread;
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/my-house-apparently-disappeared/t.86525081_recent/

Also-- regarding the summer sale schedule that was attached to the announcement, will the prices next to the items on the calender be the price before or after reduction from the sale?
Thank you~

I'll have to look into this. As far as the robot moving your house, that you mentioned in the thread, that is for Towns 1. Pm me in the morning about this please.


Uncle Kenny
TokenCollector
Why nerf booty grab limit per day? Its just destroying the community and making it harder for people starting in it.

One word: inflation. It, along with zOMG!, generate the highest amount of gold on the site so we need to do things to try and get the gold generation more inline so the economy stops it's mass spiral upward.


milkbun
[Shewolf]
Hi Everyone! :>

Are the Admins actually playing some Animal Crossing too? >3>

YESSSSSSS~
ME ME ME.


Uncle Kenny
Cris_Rod101
Is it possible for us to get another Fluff and how can I get the Booty Grab on my Aquarium?

You can only raise one fluff at a time. Just bring your current fluff up to max loyalty and then turn it back into Blaze for the chance at raising another one.


codemonkey37179
YN2K
I've turned in 3 Fluffs. (I have bad lag =w=)
My Question: Would Gaia Online ever shut down or close anytime soon?

No
codemonkey37179
mcm
codemonkey37179
Beemie
I never thought they'd lose Pan either, and look what happened. crying

Yep, just look. Has his own company now. But we miss him.

His own company? What's he doin'?

Working with GraceWar7 making educational games.


Arro Copperkey
pandasarenotracist
Hey admins! i know this is sudden but how do i get a house in Towns 2? i would like to participate in the fluffs but alas no avail! thank you and i think is is amazing that you are taking time out of your busy scheduals to talk to us normal people!!!

Go into Towns 2 and head down to the bottom right corner of the area in between the dock and the bank building. Go through the arrow there and head down and speak to the Taxi Boat. You can get it from there 3nodding


Sandokiri
Simply Tezi
All right, it has been 11 days since I submitted my Forum Assistant application. Will it take much longer for me to get a response? I know I have asked this already, but I am getting a little impatient. sweatdrop

We don't have an estimate on time, because we aren't sure how many others are in front of you, or if there are circumstances that will cause some to take longer to look at than others.

That said, it is likely to be some time this week.


Uncle Kenny
Oyaji - Ghin
Oh yeah , for the Fluff that is soulbound (not the pegacorn) will we be able to unbind it in the future? Or change it to another kind of fluff if we don't paticularly like that one?

What fluff is soulbound?


codemonkey37179
Dictator of the Dead
i was in towns 2 with a friend and it became so laggy that for both of us i was wondering if there was anything you can do your end because i tried a full scan on my computer and it was still lagging i even deleted the cookies and still lagging. we encountered the same problem in towns 1 and we were alone in a map.

i am hoping you will be able to address this issue

I have just received an old laptop with windows xp and a slow internet connection just for testing.

I hope to spend all day tomorrow just optimizing Towns 2.


starzXnight
19venomsnake
I wanted to ask something about the Gaia rules - Trolling. What sorts of trollings are U not allow to make? Like are joking trollings allowed as long as it's not threatening? Because I know threatening jokes/troll are not quite nice, so I'm guessing that's not allowed. But is trolling generally prohibited? That would be like even the silly jokes. Like if I say "Yesterday I got eaten by Godzilla and he pooped me because I was causing him pain on his tummy" Is that consider a prohibition of trolling? And if I say "I'm gonna assassinate your mother tonight" I believe this is not accepted for sure. Even if it's trolling or joking. So that's what I wanna know. What kind of troll comments/talks/chats/PMs/posts/ or whatever U can come up with are allow?

A textbook definition of trolling would be intentionally making inflammatory or provocative posts to incite responses from other members. As for the joke part of your question, this PSA should help clear things up ^^ As always, context is key.


Zero Omega
Unruly Juggalo
What useally happens when someones hack report is reviewed question

You are sent a private message to the account that filed the report with some additional information or questions about the account that was hacked.


milkbun
Affront
Twinky Dave
Affront
Question about the summer sale!

The secret items that you guys will be selling, I noticed they were in the same row as the 12am items, will they be sold at that time too? Or are the secret items going to be sold at different times on different days and will we see these items during this sale more than once?

last year the items listed like that were sold during the entire sale. so i'd hope it'd be the same c:
just wait for confirmation though just in case heart

Ahh, thanks. I didn't buy anything from last year's sale. Although I really wish I had and now regret not doing so. sweatdrop I'm excited to what the item(s) may be that is selling for $100, kinda makes me feel it might be something worth 50mil+. You buying anything in this sale? emotion_dowant

That is correct. The items in the last column with ??? will be available the entire time.


lanzer
ChaosTrooper
Happy Monday, everyone!!

I just wanted to know if there were any plans to ever make an SDPlus Bogie?
Since there are already SDPlus versions of Bibbles and Cookie Boots, I thought it would be made eventually.

Also because Bogie reminds me very much of my cat Sassy who died last March of liver failure,
and was hoping if SDPlus Bogie was ever created, if the item description would read something like “In Memory of Sassy~”.
If that could be done it would really mean the world to me. I would greatly appreciate if you would please consider it.

I have already messaged PRlSM regarding this idea, but due to recent events, I will most likely not get a progressive response, if any.
Regardless, since it would be a recolor, any talented artist should be able to accomplish the task.

For reference, this is the original message I sent PRlSM going into a little more detail regarding the matter:

I was gonna save it and bring this up in an ATA,
but I think it might be a little too personal and I would
feel a lot better to bring it up to you first.
This is especially because it would be your item,
and I want to respect your wishes as an artist.

Now I don't know if this idea is in the works already
or not, but there should be an SDPlus Bogie.
Especially since Bibbles and Cookie Boots have their
respective doll versions of themselves already.

The reason why I'm so passionate about this idea is because
I really love Bogie in that it reminds me of my cat Sassy,
who passed away last month due to liver failure.

Since I had gotten her when she was 3 or so, I never had
the chance to see her as a kitten, and in some way I think
the SDPlus version of Bogie would fulfill this dream.

If possible I wish the item description would read "In Memory of Sassy~"
but if that is not possible, if a description or a pun that includes "sassy"
in it, to somehow commemorate her memory, that would be beautiful.

If this is something you do not want to do I will understand,
because of what I said in the beginning I want to also respect
your wishes as an artist. Please let me know your thoughts if you can,
and I'm very thankful for your time.


Sorry we have no plans at the moment. Bogie is already pretty small isn't it?


siskataya
Dashner Hawke
Hello! This is my first ATA!
How are you? What's it like being an damn of Gaia? :3

Welcome - glad to have you here! It is really fun being an Admin for Gaia. Lots of work, and sometimes you have to deal with some taxing things, but overall it is pretty awesome. Then again, we have an awesome community - how could you NOT love it? biggrin


codemonkey37179
tuesday28
Question about twons2 neighborhood. So My friends want to move into my neighborhood but when she sends a request i cick it doesn't move her house there, i have no idea what to do, im sorta new so yea...

If you've given your friend permission, then she just needs to go to your neighborhood and click on a sign. The signs are only visible to people who do not have a house.


siskataya
Cecilia Davidson
i am going to ask, perhaps, the dumbest question ever -

would there ever be a possibility of allowing us users to buy ad space that would only be given once the content of the advertised product is okay'd?

and i do mean actual cash. Not Gaia Cash. i'm not sure what a week rate is for buying an advertisement on a website such as Gaia, but given that we now have Promote My Post, i'm wondering if there's a chance we could buy an ad.

Granted, i know we can't advertise an off-Gaia site, but i'm just throwing an idea out there

S'up Cecilia! Actually, a few years ago we actually DID sell ad space to users. I can pass along the suggestion to revive this, or something similar, if you'd like biggrin


lanzer
Midnight Chocobo
What's gonna happen at AX this year? :000

Me and Helsing will be there for the panel and the meet up, plus you'll find many Gaia artists at the artist alley too


Uncle Kenny
Deadtime Stories Ebola
I would like to know if the Summer Sale prices are fixed or not, because 5000 for Lovely Lucie is really high.

The prices on the schedule are the prices that the items will be sold for.


Uncle Kenny
Paro-Daryl
Do you have any plans for updating or adding content to Gaia Fishing? ninja

I have ideas for something that could be added but right now no plans to do anything with it.


lanzer
Sanya_Blossom
Hi Admins~ Hope everyone is well!

I was wondering, how often do you guys do anime-tie in items and can we get a hint on the next sponsored batch of items? I remember how surprised I was to see Madoka items!

We'd love to do more, though anime sponsorships don't happen often because there are less people buying DVD now days.


Uncle Kenny
Deccer
I've raised 15 so far, and more planned.

My question for the admins is, did you guys put a limit on the number of Pegacorn fluff Pet grants? I raised 12 pegacorns and only received 10 grants. What's up with that? I've been asking about it in several places & still know one is answering me.

The limit is very high, I doubt anyone will hit it. If any grants missed just let me know at the end of the event and I'll grant the missed one.


lanzer
Yourlocalhobo
So you've pushed it back far enough... When is the alchemy update coming?

I understand you have other focuses, but this feature could be so much more popular than it is if you put as much effort into it as things like HoC...

No dates yet, though we will be putting more time on it as soon as we have the chance to


lanzer
Dark_Splendor
I would like for an artist or someone in your community to make me an OMG hat that I can wear to cons, such as Supercon, which is coming up and I have no cosplay ideas.

or

Somewhere I can buy one.
ninja
I know I've addressed this many times. emo

Sorry the OMG hat had been out of print for a long time. You might find one on Ebay every once in a while but that's about it.


starzXnight
pink-master-man
what is your color name for ?
ie green means u r a ...
so on for all the colors
( if u can )

Green = Moderators
Orange = Admins
Brown = Developers/Artists
Pinkish Purple = Forum Assistants
Blue = A user on your friends list


Uncle Kenny
Steeple333
On the event side, things went smoothly after the many bug fixes for me, so no real complaints there. However, when i treated 500 people, my fluff title disappeared, replaced by my usual, chievements-based one. Strange...

I was looking forward to the summer sale, but oof, too rich for my blood. sad Hopefully they'll make the prices go down on the mp.

In other suggestions, would it be possible to select multiple messages in the inbox at once? Like when I do daily treat things, it'd be nice to select them all instead of clicking one at a time to delete.

I think it's a bug with getting exactly 500. Try giving 1 more treat and see if it comes back.


codemonkey37179
Totomei
hello~ i wanted to ask if any of the gaia staff have a rough estimate of when Towns 1 will be closed down? also, is there any new features to Towns 2 that may be implemented in the future? c:

We have a few more things to do before closing towns 1, but we are getting close.

New features to Towns 2? Lots!!!

Are you enjoying the beaches? My favorite spot there is the heated spa in South Beach.


Arro Copperkey
kattyhope
where can i find info on the summer sale

Here and here


Zero Omega
PKMN Trainer Hunter
Dear Admins,
With the recent release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the 3DS, the gaming discussion forum has seen an outburst of Animal Crossing related threads, posted by people wishing to trade items or just meet new people to play with within the game. Most of these threads have been moved to the chatterbox for being "low content," forcing anyone who wishes to conduct a trade or meet new friends to post in the one large thread devoted to Animal Crossing. With so many people trying to talk about so many things at once, that thread has quickly become incredibly cluttered and moves far to quickly for anyone to keep up with. I would like to request a subforum dedicated to Animal Crossing games. Animal Crossing is not dissimilar from the Pokemon games, which has had it's own subforum for a couple years, and it seems to have worked rather well. Thanks for reading and I hope to hear back from you.

Thanks for the information, it's something we can consider. My worries about creating subforums based on popularity bursts is that those subforums quickly die down in activity. We can review the activity of these threads and then come up with a plan to deal with them, if necessary.


codemonkey37179
Keichoro
So far, is the pet system working out?

So far, so good, and getting better.


Narumi Misuhara
RevvRaptor
Several questions for this week's AtA..

1. With so many ideas still in existence all across the board for the bettering of zOMG and HoC, all of which being incredibly inexpensive and maximally efficient to implement, can we get those now and save Pets for later? And if not, a very well thought-out and detailed explanation with no nonsensical jargon or bush-beating as to why.

2. Will item layering issues ever be fixed? I like the ability to wear my Gold Promise Ring with pretty much all of my items, but the fact it is either un-equipped when certain item poses (Snowman Suit, as well as the Mecha Form Fighter Body pose, being among them) are equipped, or vice-versa, makes me more than a little irritated.

3. Will the issue I addressed last time of Statuses being deleted for whatever reason finally be fixed? I'm fond of putting my writing skills to the test whenever I have the opportunity, but this is just ridiculous.

There's more, but for now I'll leave it at just those three. Prompt replies, with quoting so I know someone out there is paying attention, would be appreciated.

1. No
A) "Inexpensive and maximally efficient" ideas...?. Clearly the version of Gaia you are working on and the version I'm working on are not the same. XD
B) because of this: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/zomg-gaia-s-mmo/state-of-zomg/t.84994823/

2. The art team is always going through and correcting item layering when then can.

3. Low priority, but I share your pain.


codemonkey37179
Miss Shadow Cat
how random are the fluffs? I have gotten the same kind twice, another one of my friends got the same one three times.

There are 6 different fluffs, so you are probably going to see some repeats.


Zero Omega
Romdeaux
There's a user named "Bunnihilation" and i want to buy her username. wat do?

Nothing! We do not allow you to "purchase" usernames from other users. If you wish to speak to the user about changing her name and why you think you deserve it, then that's fine, but no purchasing of usernames is allowed.


Narumi Misuhara
xXTeal BloodXx
Also, why cant gaia just have its own chat bar

We tried that once before, if I remember correctly at the time no one liked it razz


lanzer
scullylam
with the "what the fluff pet" random item reward, later on can we have a gc bundle that offers all of them together? i know that this event you are to choose only 1 fluff from that item but i want them all. ALLLLLLLLLLL. whee

and with questions, when will that swarf sdplus doll be coming out?

and, will zomg ever be mentioned in relation to this event? like, we all know fluffs are animated due to what x has done to all of gaia. and blaze, she is an explorer of sorts.. so.. if in the future more fluffs will be appearing on the main site here, can backstory be shared in some way? maybe more random little mini comics or.. a random rig that is all about zomg related-ness >>

i have a lot more of questions but best to limit them here. ^^;;;

That's a great idea!

No sdplus dolls are planned for the moment, sorry

We'd love to have more story behind everything. For now, they're just strays that Blaze found all over Gaia.


codemonkey37179
Baasu is Haymitch
Ok seeing as my first try only got one response. WHAT would it take for Gaia to put a percentage reader on the bars of our fluff Pet menus? Cause I and a few other gaians would like it if we could tell the percentage of each bar without having to guess.

I'll see what I can do. No promises.


codemonkey37179
Totomei
codemonkey37179
Totomei
hello~ i wanted to ask if any of the gaia staff have a rough estimate of when Towns 1 will be closed down? also, is there any new features to Towns 2 that may be implemented in the future? c:

We have a few more things to do before closing towns 1, but we are getting close.

New features to Towns 2? Lots!!!

Are you enjoying the beaches? My favorite spot there is the heated spa in South Beach.

thank you for the reply~ glad to hear there's going to lots of new features!

i loooove the beaches! my favorite spot in Towns 2 though is the little park area, with the table, benches and pond. c: very peaceful~

i think it would be cool to add a directory with a map in the main town area, where you first enter-- i find a lot of users who are new to transferring their house get really confused to where the pier is. even with user made guides.. sweatdrop

We are thinking of some sort of map. The boat where you get the house will be moving....


codemonkey37179
Frank Bond 54
Any housing/furniture coming soon? emotion_dowant

Not too soon. Sorry.


Zero Omega
Chika Jurai
i guess no one likes my idea about gaia making a game on the consoles sigh

We currently do not have the resources or connections to look into making any Gaia-based console games. Sorry!


siskataya
Wolliw
I know I already posted this, but I have posted the first question in the past 2 of these and got no response, sooo, hello admins, Thanks for putting up with all the bugs and complaints about the fluffs ^.^
I have a few questions,
1. what happens to shop items that are no longer sold in shops that are sold for their sellback value?

2. which fluff is you favorite?

3. how much time do you spend in towns and have many people seen you, if so what was their reaction(s)

ohh and when is the event ending? oh, and what is the pegacorn fluff item, i know that you can get a ballooon, shirt, the pet item, and achievments but is there anything else you can get?
also, um.....my loyalty isnt going up...

Items sold back to the store are trashed/destroyed by the system! Be careful when selling items back to the store - they cannot be recovered! And the Citrus Fluff is my favorite, but I like orange biggrin


Zero Omega
Sweet Sentiment
What is the current best cash card to use for Gaia? I need to stock up for the sale and I don't want to purchase something that's been discontinued.

You can use Zeevex Cards for Gaia Cash.


siskataya
Unruly Juggalo
Are there any admins out there who do donate? 3nodding emo

I just bought 30 MC's for June, which I will eventually give away to the community - at least most of them. So yes, yes I do! XD


starzXnight
rose-zoey
in this summer sale do you have to buy items with gaia cash or can you buy items with gold?

You buy the items from the cash shop with Gaia Cash. If someone decides to sell those on the Marketplace, that's when the Gold would come in.


codemonkey37179
Alice is Madness
How's everyone doing? and I like the idea of having an animated fluff pet following you around but will the animated item ever animate in flash areas?

Yes, they will.


lanzer
Thank you for joining us on ATA this week! Have fun at the event and stay tuned for the summer sale! We'll see you all next week!
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Learned Informer

18,650 Points
  • Hotblooded Hero 50
  • Bookworm 100
  • Alchemy Level 8 100
July 1st

lanzer
Hello everyone!

It's the last week for the summer event, hope you had collected all your prizes. Today is also the last day of the summer sale. Would love to hear your feedback on what you like or not.

Now that the summer event is coming to a close, we're starting work on what comes after. With 2 community features and pets in the horizon, we can't wait to show you what's to come.

Welcome to ATA!


DJ Helsing
Hey Gaia,

I wanted to take a minute and follow up on a few questions that have been coming up regarding the Frontier Skies Game.

Is Frontier Skies a Board Game or a Card Game?

Frontier Skies is a euro style game that consists of cards. Similar to Dominion, Ascension, Munchkin it is considered a table top game or "board game" although it is played with cards and not pieces on a board. With that in mind it is NOT a CCG or TCG or LCG where you need to buy booster packs and build decks to battle your friends.

Frontier Skies comes with everything you need to play and plays up to 4 players in around an hour. It is a fast pace game full of adventure, strategic choices and competition.

Why is it on Kickstarter and why only 3 funding options?

Gaia has partnered with Game Salute a reputable game publisher who has has many successful games launched through Kickstarter and through traditional publishing means.

By backing Frontier Skies you are getting a special discount off the MSRP of the game. In addition you are receiving free shipping of the game. Also you will receive all the unlocked stretch goals. There are many other stretch goals which have not yet been announced so there will be even more goodies including the exclusive promo card only for those who Kickstart the game.

Please let me know if you have any other questions about the product by posting in this thread.

Thanks and I look forward to your questions.


codemonkey37179
Castiel Lover
It hurts to see how far Waffles and some of the other rig pets have fallen in price. So many millions lost. sad I hope that you will consider their values for the future and not re-release the ones that have dropped very low.

WTF has been super buggy lately. Did the layering break, or something? (Who spilled the coffee/beer on the servers?!)

Any word on Alchemy? What still has to come first before you can start working on it??

4th of July mini event (or at least item?)

How many halos were bought?

I made some major updates to the town system to reduce lag, but some of the pet code was broken. I just pushed some code right before ATA. Please try again and let me know if your troubles continue.


Narumi Misuhara
Rhaego
Good Evening Gaia Satff

I would like to know:

30.- In the year of 2003 how many Angelic halos were released and how many currently are on active accounts? User Image

31.- How many angelic halos were given in real life conventions? User Image

32.- How many angelic halos were given in on-site Contests ? User Image

33.- Last but not least: how many angelic halos were sold in the cash shop during this summer sale? User Image

30. *shrug*
31. *shrug*
32. a few
33. confidential


lanzer
Darc Nightgale
Hello! Happy early 4th of July.

I some more layerin' issues. xp

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.

I really want to thank you for takin' the time to try and fix the layerin' issues that I have, and it means a lot. So thank you very much. heart 3nodding

I'll look into those issues and see if there's anything we can do. whee


Sandokiri
Dashner Hawke
Hi! I always seem to be too late to reply to these! Haha. Anyways, what kind of work goes into development of Gaia items? What about events and RIGs?

A considerable bit of arting; a formidable amount of coding; and a BLEEMING LOT of arting, respectively. yum_puddi


DJ Helsing
OV8ION
Nice new board game and it's about time male nips were on the cover of something family-friendly!

...wait...what did I just say. burning_eyes

Thanks for the support.

We will have many more stretch goals unlocked as more people fund the game so be sure to help spread the word!


lanzer
Ridley Starsmore
Dear Gaia Staff,

First off, Happy upcoming 4th of July! I hope you all are able to see fireworks and bbq, as the holiday suggests!

Second, I was wondering if we could have a status update on both the new arranger, and hopefully, something about alchemy? So many Gaians would love to fully participate in alchemy!

And Third...I want to thank your staff in charge of the sale.

Over the past few days, many Gaians have voiced their opinions on the sale of the original 2003 Angelic Halo, despite the original statement of not putting MCs back up for sale. Some have been good, and some bad.

And for what it is worth...I am grateful. If not for myself, than for the many Gaians who have had a chance to get their dream item. With the rarity of the Halo in the past few years, for those of us questing it, it's looked more and more like an impossibility. This sale has made it possible for those seeking it to be able to finally achieve a dream that for some has been years in the making.

Even if I am not able to get one for myself (Bit out of my pocket range, I am afraid.-lol-), I know a few others got some, either to resell to others, or to keep. It was a great chance for them, and even if no one else does, I thank you.

Anyway, I look forward to the upcoming final halo sale at 9 pm, and hope to have my chance at my own dream. 3nodding

-Rids

The new arranger is coming closer, as well as other features. We haven't forgotten about alchemy yet, we'll definitely get back to it.

We've had a lot of discussion towards the 10th anniversary Halo sale prior to release. Overall I hope that we could help make some Gaian's dreams come true, while not hurting the rarity of the item.
siskataya
Thanks for the feedback, and the support! I'm glad that you, and others, appreciated the special Angelic Halo sale surprise. Indeed, while profit was a part of the decision to do limited re-releases of the item, it wasn't the main factor for deciding to let a few halos back into the wild Ultimately, we wanted to provide a way for Gaians who really wanted a halo to get one without flooding the market. I understand and appreciate that some are frustrated by this decision, but I am glad at least that our intentions for the item release struck a positive chord with some members.

Take care biggrin


Arro Copperkey
skyterra47
Is there going to be a new IM and/or toolbar in the works?

We're always on the lookout for a new IM system, but currently we do not have any coming down the pipe.


Zero Omega
Sensei Chyaku
When are reviews to be made for the Mod Application? I've been waiting for a while and still haven't had one.

We hope to start working on those soon(tm). Which is sooner than the original soon(tm) we had stated earlier.


codemonkey37179
D_C I E R R A_B
codemonkey37179
D_C I E R R A_B
I'm just curious if you guy's are working updating Sam's Body Part's shop for the cars? I would love to see some new items in that store. Also are you guys going to do away with Towns 1? One more thing, I like the Towns 2 better then ever!! heart

No plans to update the cars at this point. We will be taking down Towns 1, but need to do a little more on Towns 2 first. Glad you are liking the new towns!!!

Oh good Gaia Gambino! I'm digging it. I would also love to see pools for the Gaia Housing sometime. Can I submit art for Car parts and Gaia housing for suggestions or ideas for these things?

You can send them to the artists. Whether we do anything with either of those projects, really depends on if we can find time for them.


DJ Helsing
mcm
DJ Helsing
Cecilia Davidson
-in AFTER this ice storm that comes with the summer sale-

So, would you get DJ Helsing to fix the perks? i'm pretty sure people DON'T want to buy five copies of a game

Gaia has partnered with Game Salute to publish the game.

Game salute is a professional game publisher and keeps the focus on the game and not the bonuses.

With the current pledge levels you get free shipping and $5.00 off MSRP plus all the unlocked bonuses. There will be even more bonuses released over time so keep checking.

With regards to the ordering or 6 or more thats more for game stores and distributors so they can get a extra bonus off when they order in bulk which is something that Game Salute does to help the smaller mom pop distributors and game stores.

If this kicks off, can we expect hope to see more games based on Gaia properties in the future?
Maybe a board based board game, with a board? emotion_kirakira

If this is a success we do have a few other games in production so we will see hwat happens.

But a game doesn't have to have a board to make it good smile look at apples to apples orMunchkin or Dominion all huge games with a ton of success and a ton of fun to play but all use cards since they are easy to carry with you to conventions to pl;ay on the floor while waiting in line for your badge for 4 hours smile


siskataya
By the way, Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Gaians! biggrin


codemonkey37179
-xx- Nurse Redheart -xx-
ya been noticing a lot of problems with towns 2 rendering of background getting stuck background not loading right houses not loading just wondering if the glitches were being addressed

Have you checked lately? I put in a fix for the stuck screens this morning.

Also fixed some other errors about 20 minutes ago.

Please check again and let me know if the problems persist.


DJ Helsing
mcm
Which donation level / stretch goal includes playing a game with Zelo, Helsing, and Jak?

I'll be at Anime Expo this weekend demoing the game in the open gaming area of the table top room for most of the days on Thursday and Friday and Saturday.

I'll also be at Gencon and Comic-Con and other cons on the list demoing and playing with fans.


Zero Omega
Celestialspy
I was wondering why the Instant Messaging Mebo system is no longer being used.

Meebo was purchased by Google. Google decided to stop the use of the service across all sites and services using it.


siskataya
Starshine
I know there will be a ton of posts regarding the sales so I won't go into that.

Can we please put some maintenance into zOMG and cycle the servers? Was unplayable with all the lag this weekend.

Hey hey! Thanks for the heads up on this. We're sending an email to the team that can look into this issue. Hope to have it resolved in a reasonable period of time! biggrin


Sandokiri
Wingbutt
How many Angelic-Halo-related questions do you expect to receive today? rofl

Somewhere between quite a lot and a few too many. razz

How many can be answered without obscurity? Pro'ly closer to none. yum_puddi


lanzer
Castiel Lover
It hurts to see how far Waffles and some of the other rig pets have fallen in price. So many millions lost. sad I hope that you will consider their values for the future and not re-release the ones that have dropped very low.

WTF has been super buggy lately. Did the layering break, or something? (Who spilled the coffee/beer on the servers?!)

Any word on Alchemy? What still has to come first before you can start working on it??

4th of July mini event (or at least item?)

How many halos were bought?

We've actually fixed quite a few performance issues lately. Codemonkey had been hard at work! Please refresh and remove old browser data to ensure that you're running the latest Towns 2.

We'll have more news about Alchemy later, sorry for the wait.

We just wrapped up WTF and is working on what comes next. So we might not have a July 4th event.


siskataya
LemonKat
I was wondering if they could please fix the lag in zOMG. If they don't have any Devs who can cycle the servers, could they please hire back Panagrammic so he could fix it? Thanks.

Oh LemonKat, we know you miss Pan! *hugs* Pan is on a new project now, though, and very happy in his new company. As much as I personally miss him, and going for coffees with him, I wouldn't want to take him away from a project he really loves biggrin As for your request about the servers, we'll forward it along to a team who might be able to help.


Zero Omega
19venomsnake
I think that I might be off from Gaia for some time so I was wondering if there's a deadline for how long are the Gaia accounts available. So Idk if let's say that I were to be off for like 8 years, and someday I decide to come back. Will my Gaia account still be available or will it be banned or blocked? Because I've been off from Gaia for 3 years and when I came back I could get in. But what about 8 years or so?

All Gaia Online accounts are subject to a five year hold, which means if your account hasn't been logged into for five years you will need to file a ticket and we will have to reactivate it. Outside of that, so long as your account is not compromised, nothing will happen to it. This is always subject to change, but if you want to keep your account active, just make sure to log into it every so often.


codemonkey37179
Csilla Silvana
codemonkey37179
Csilla Silvana
So, Codemonkey said there are no plans for a furniture update. crying

When there is a furniture update PLEASE MAKE WALL MIRRORS!!!!!

ALSO MORE PURPLE HOUSING ITEMS OF ALL KINDS!!!!!!!

Can't wait for the official pet system. are there any hints on what other pets there will be?

We wanted to do mirrors, but I have a hard time making them reflect.

I can't give away too much about pets, but some of the pets exists in real life, and some may not. Not everything has been decided yet.

I don't care about reflecting. I just want a wall mirror.
Look at the bathroom in my house. It looks weird without a mirror.

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good point


DJ Helsing
Kain-Senpai
DJ Helsing
Kain-Senpai
Happy 4th of July, Gaia Staff! I hope you all enjoy a great day dedicated our independence!

Anyway... about that Frontier Skies board game. Why are the backing tiers so LAME?! D: Who responsible for the pledge tiers? What are the mystery things that will be included for "early backers?" I don't like mysteries.
Read DJ Helsing's edited post.

There are 5 promo cards that can get unlocked and once those are all unlocked we have 8 more cards that we will release at different tiers and then beyond that once those are met we have a few cooler tiers I can't mention yet smile

Awesome.
Any plans to throw in some left over Gaia merchandise (plushies, T-shirts) with some of those backers?

Thanks an idea. I can mention it to the team at Game salute but no promises.


Sandokiri
scullylam
so... first off, to dj and team and rl games. i hope frontier skies works out and becomes popular so gaia can make more games and find a niche. since seeing the kickstarter, i remembered i made a thread with ideas of games.. ninja feel free to look and facepalm at me about it. (seriously take some of these ideas. i still want to see that "operation: marshall" game. okay that is way too much lulz)

with this fluff event, kenny hinted that the fight of cute vs. anti-cute isn't over. well... i was thinking... what if.. really... what is happening is like "planet of the apes". sure that is ridiculous. but it could make more sense as to why we have zomg.

here we are raising the fluffs and soon enough, they will become our "pets", our summons in zomg. one day, there will be an uprising. they will join forces with eb and it will be absolute chaos. *dun dun duuunn!!!* and that is why in zomg and its intro comic, we have to fight to take control again of our lives in gaia. like, sure maybe x had a part in it but i can totally see the cute joining forces with eb. they be his minion. unless he wants them all gone too, like how we try to control things in zomg. so... can this be canon? can things in zomg be canon to the stories on gaia? can this be maybe the prequel to zomg? >>

and this could give more ideas and help on character development. like, blaze for example. >>

/shot

okay i just wanted to talk and share. and well, yeah. it all probably be "no scully, no" but hey at least it is something random to think of and so many possibilities still on reusing characters. >>

okay i'll go lurk now..

If you've ever heard of Tempête sur l'echiquier or Knightmare Chess, I've had odd thoughts about giving Halma (AKA Chinese checkers) that sort of treatment. Being able to play power-up cards to alter the field or move options would be interesting. Plus, with a potential six players, it'd certainly be a social game. yum_puddi
Sandokiri
scullylam
Sandokiri
scullylam
sadly i am a huge noob with games. chinese checkers is the wooden board with the marbles right? sweatdrop power-ups would be interesting. heck anything added and changing a simple game would make it more fun.

That'd be the one. 3nodding

ah good! i played it as a kid a few times. xd so power-ups like, someone loses a turn? you get to have x more times to move on your turn. that kind of thing? thinking about it, that would be cool.

And putting down ice slicks, so that anything trying to land on an iced space has to slide (keep moving) in the same direction, or temporary sticky areas that stop marbles from moving. So yes! 3nodding


lanzer
Little Angel Mary
can we get a forum-based event for halloween. i'm too tired of the fluff event that i may not do it on all my accounts.

I love the last halloween event because i got to kill uncle kenny. Can halloween involve something where i can slowly kill devs?

Okay we'll have a checkbox for "able to kill devs" on our list smile


codemonkey37179
I R Mittens
Gaia will we get the choice of ever creating our own rally again?

maybe. You'll get an option of selecting a room.


siskataya
Platonix
Sorry, guys, but I have to agree with the people complaining that you are, in fact, doing a mass re-release of the Angelic Halo. It doesn't matter how high the sale price is, and it doesn't matter how short the sale period is; what makes it a mass re-release is the fact that you are giving one to each and every single person who's willing and able to pay the sale price during the sale period.

Sorry you, and others, feel this way Platonix! Certainly, it was not our intention to upset anyone with this item release.

For us, mass-release is also about quantity of said items released. Part of the reason the price point was so high was to curb the number that would be going into the economy. While I think people have an argument about re-releasing the items in general based on previous statements, I am not convinced that an overall small number of items constitutes mass-release, especially when the time for the sales was also drastically limited.

Anyway, I'm not trying to argue here! Certainly everyone is free to have his or her own opinion, but I am just expressing the reasoning behind why we don't feel this is the same as, say, selling the Halos for $10 and leaving it for sale for the whole duration of the event.

Take care! biggrin


codemonkey37179
Elegana
Hi! I understand that some time in the near future, you guys plan on taking down Towns 1. sad

My main concern with it is the papers, flowers, and bugs. I spend hours in Towns 1 collecting these items for Alchemy Cases and while I do notice paper in my neighborhood... it's a huge down-sized of what I can usually forage. Plus, the color never changes. It has been the white/grey papers since I moved to Towns 2. Are there any plans to make paper, flowers, and bugs just as accessible as it currently is in Towns 1?

I didn't notice we were not getting all of the trash that is needed. I guess I'll have to trash the place up a bit. Thanks for letting me know.


Zero Omega
untamed_kool
I just wanna ask the admin these things:
1) Do you know that ZOMG is full of lag that is really bad. so bad that you cant play anymore. You can barely move if at all.

2)The Gaia cash tree is not working. why is it still there? or why arent there anymore videos.

3) Why does the food for the fluffs disapear so quickly?

4) Why do you have to be on facebook to play soul crash?

5)Why are alchemy items so expensive? Doesnt really matter though.

Just wanted to ask. biggrin

4. Soul Crash was developed to be a Facebook game, which is why you need an account for it.


lanzer
Xklusiv
Is Gaia hurting financially at the moment? I ask not out of disrespect but because I want to know to what extent I should help the site.

We've lost a few staff members that we really wish we could keep. It's not easy to keep the lights on as cost for both maintenance and development is really demanding. The quantity and quality of what we do really reflects on contributions from all Gaians. Of course, I'd like to ask for support only if you enjoy what we do and the effort we put into the community and events.


starzXnight
Kiro_Shinigami
I really want a cuddle T^T

Also spending 24/7 on gaia How can I become a Mod? I wanna shine with you guy's! Been here sine the start of the site....Thats a dream bigger than my devil tail or a halo! How do I sign up?

All the details can be found here 3nodding


DJ Helsing
Shanyume
How do you think frontier skies compares to games such as dominion? What do you feel sets it apart as a must play game?

Great question.

Dominion is a deck building game where you make stratic choices to buy cards to add to your deck to power it up so you can buy larger cards to then clog your deck and make it more inefficient at the trade off of getting points.

Frontier Skies is much different.

Although it is completely cards the game play is that of a adventure. Players take turns buying cards in a market to upgrade their sir ship. Players then go on an adventure and make discoveries which they can then either keep ro sell. Some cards give you big payouts if you keep them or use them with other cards or trade them with other players where other cards give you bonuses to your ships attack or speed and others give you bonuses to sell. The strategic choices that you make will determine how much gold and wealth you start to accumulate.

The strategy of what to buy, what to sell, what to keep and what to trade along with special end of game and end of season bonuses that players compete for all give you the control to decide your fate and how you want to build your ship and earn gold.

You can be a breeder and breed animals for bonuses.

You can be a weapons smuggler and trade and sell different weapons.

You can be a ship builder with differen ttools that give you discounts at the Market.

You can colelct rare gems which have big payouts at the end of the game when keps and combined.

You can focus on attack to get end of game attack bonuses and overtake your opponents in specific discoveries or you can go for speed.

You can build a ship based on carrying a lot of cargo or a ship thats focused on speed thus gaining special bonuses while you adventure.

There are many different elements of strategy that you can use to get ahead and earn more gold then your opponents.


codemonkey37179
Angel Serene
codemonkey37179
Angel Serene
I have a few questions:

1. I like the sale event the gaian staff just did. It was a great idea and a wonderful way for ya'll to earn a decent profit. However, I wanted to ask if you guys feel that you might do this again at some point in time? If you cannot answer this I understand completely 3nodding . Just thought I'd ask.

2. I like Towns 2 and how artistically appealing it is, but I noticed a few things that sparked a few questions. With the layering effect, Towns 2 takes the normal group gatherings that I'm sure many gaians did in Towns 1 and makes it way more difficult. I remember when Towns 1 first came out, that many gaians had specific areas that they liked to meet. Typically a large group of those people gathered together at one time.
o However with the new Towns 2 how will these groups find a place to gather together?
o Would they all have to pile into someone home?
o How would they be able to get to that specific home unless that person was on their FL?
o Will there be a way to phase with your friends while in say the first area of Towns 2?
o Will you guys utilize the world map to easier warp to specific areas within Towns 2?
o Also, will there be more areas added to Towns 2 other than the ones currently there?

3. Are you guys in need of gaian community financial assistance? I would be willing to help if need be. 3nodding

In regards to the towns questions I think we may use some kind of link system to help people gather together. You don't need to be a friend to enter someone's house unless they set the house lock to friends only.

What I meant by the whole entering someone's home was, just by observing how the system is now, is there a way to travel to a players home without them being on your friends list?

p.s. the link system sounds great. Would it be similar to towns 1 geographic system?

Yes, click on the house button on the boat, on the same screen where you see your friends' houses, you can search for a user name.


lanzer
Valkeryia
Hello admins!
I received a notification about someone adding my avatar to their favorites, what does that do exactly? I've never seen it...

Sorry we've been testing the new feature and you might have gotten notices because we happened to add your avatar to our collections. The new feature allows you to collect avatars, posts, or drawings as a collection.


codemonkey37179
Castiel Lover
I've found that different neighborhoods have some different trash, but where in the world are old crumpled newspaper?? We need a guide to towns 2 trash ._.

good point.


siskataya
ChrisHemp
Hey admin! I've liked most of the stuff lately, things are going well in my point of view.

The summer sale was great, really made items more available! I'm curious why you made the Angelic Halo available in the cash shop, especially after always making a huge deal about how monthly collectibles were never going to be rereleased. It's not a huge deal to me, just curious about the change of heart and policy.

When is there going to be an update to the inventory arranger?! I need to get organized but this arranger is old and confusing! I remember talk about one and I think a thread, but when is it going to take effect?

Happy 4th of July!

-ChrisHemp

Thanks ChrisHemp, Happy 4th of July to you too! Or Canada Day if you celebrate that!

Regarding the Halo re-release, we debated about doing this, but at the end of the day, we decided that allowing a few more people to have the item would be more beneficial to the Gaia community than not doing this.

Basically, we made a decision, based on the fact that it is our 10th Anniversary, to re-release (in limited quantities) the original donation item - the Angelic Halo. We felt that doing so this way was a nice balance between making available a long sought-after item in such a way that doing so wouldn't undermine the economic value of the item. We also thought it would be a fun surprise for the community.

Now, I understand that technically this sale (although we don't consider it a mass release) does go against some previous statements that were made a long while ago about not re-releasing items. I understand that this is frustrating for some, and for that, I am truly very sorry if people are upset. Certainly, it was not our intent to be disingenuous when we made such statements, and we apologize for any upset. With the halo, we just wanted a chance to bring back a rare item people have been asking for and which we felt would make people happy, and to do so in a way that would prevent long-term devaluation of the item. The 10th Anniversary was the perfect reason to do so.

Anyway, I have a few more things to say on this and other matters regarding Gaia cash, so I'll be making a community discussion thread on this tomorrow (possibly the next day!), so feel free to join in the conversation there too! ATA is simply too fast moving and I get so busy that I cannot devote the whole hour to addressing this particular topic!


lanzer
AquaSorceress
Greetings Admins! Lengthy-ish question for you.

I would like to know why exactly every time the results are in, it's always digital art designs. The rules say that there can be traditional drawings submitted if drawn on paper. Which means for most artists, it's printing it out, making drafts so you don't mess up, and finally carefully putting the final touches on the template you want to scan. For everyone who has entered the contest with a hand - drawn entry eventually find out in the announcements that people who can afford or wanted tablets and 'Pay To Use' painting programs won. (Looking at the Pickle especially for that one >.>; )

Though, what has really enforced me ask about this is the fact that one of the winners edited the template. Here. He uses two male models instead of what your template provided which was one male, and one female front and back models, but he still won despite the fact he altered the template.

I would just like to know if the judges are looking at the over all appearance first before creativity for these contests? Thank you for your time.

Winners are picked from design, while the media in which they're presented are not part of the decision process. If the right design happened to be drawn on paper it'll still get picked for sure.


Narumi Misuhara
@zOMG! players
I just reset the zOMG! servers. Give it a try and see if it's still as laggy


Narumi Misuhara
[irrelevant post, accidentally quoted in place of the right one due to a glitch]
I've answered this in a few fast ATAs, no work is currently being done on Alchemy. I had wanted to do some major updates at the beginning of the year but wasn't able to get to them. I knew then that if I wasn't able to get to them then it would be quite a long while before we could revisit alchemy again. That's currently where we stand.

Regarding the event, your welcome. smile


lanzer
Ma Ajmala
So who's grilling this forth of July?

I sadly have work emo

July 4th for the past 10 years had been spent at Anime Expo, so no grill in the hotel room smile


siskataya
Tsuki_Kirkland
Why don’t you bold the stickies in each forum so they get more attention and stand out from other threads?

It might not do anything but at least users wouldn’t use the I didn’t see the stickies excuse anymore.

You know, I am in the process of reworking the stickies and making them more streamlined! Once they are revised, I'll PMP them so they are super obvious! 3nodding


lanzer
kii-silver-fox-kii
Hey Lanzer, have you gotten around to playing New Leaf yet? I remember you gonk -ing about it not too long ago, about everyone at Gaia HQ playing it but you.

Just curious and all... emotion_sweatdrop

Nope, I'm still the only one... can't get addicted to another game... sweatdrop


Arro Copperkey
deadend1
It seems like gaia has turned into a money making site now days. And that if your not spending money there not caring about what you say,think,or feel...

Well, it is certainly true that we want to make money to keep bringing spectacular users spectacular things 3nodding

But each and every user to us is a very unique and insightful soul that gives Gaia its spark! Whether a user helps Gaia by donating, telling a friend about it or just hanging out with other wonderful individuals... Each one is kept in mind when Gaia is thinking up what exactly to do next!


Zero Omega
Tsuki_Kirkland
I had a question, why is the recycle bin forum not locked. I mean it mostly consists of rule breaking threads that needed to be recycled, and there’s no real discussion in the forum. So why have it open to the public instead of locking it and making it where only the admins and staff can see it?

Because it doesn't hurt anyone.
starzXnight
The Recycle Bin is for duplicate/recycled threads, not for threads with ToS violations.


codemonkey37179
ladyamerias
I just have a small question.
after the summer event will we still be able to play the dance dance revolution like game in towns 2. i find it most enjoyable now that it is less glitchy and easier to play. i really enjoy this game a lot and would hate to see it go away. i would love to be able to earn gold or if there are more than 2-3 players maybe win prizes. Last of all i just want to thank you guys for all the hard work you put into Gaia. i have been on here for over 5 years and enjoy it a lot.sending love!!

Maybe. There has been some discussion.


DJ Helsing
x1thegirl411
emotion_kirakira is Frontier Skies coming back to gaia? whee ^_^ heart

Not at this time but Frontier Skies is now a table top game available for preorder. Be sure to check out the latest announcement for more info.


starzXnight
Beyond Heroic
mcm
Beyond Heroic
I was wondering about specifics to help others on the site. I don't mean simple stuff either, Is there any method that I can go out of my way to help the Gaia community on a bigger scale?

Become a mod?

What's the process to becoming a moderator?

The whole process is detailed here.


lanzer
Knightrix
I know some people bought the Angelic Halo this summer sales event but I was just wondering why you guys decided to put an item for THAT high of a price?

The decision for us was not based on how much we wish to price the halo, but more about how selling might affect the current value of the halo. Anything priced low will sell tons of units, but the market price for those items will be very low, and that's not what we want happen to the halo.


lanzer
Thank you for joining us on ATA this week! Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend, for those of you attending AX, we'll see you at the panel!

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