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Lanzer's Journal
Big a** Gaia Update
We've been promising a lot of different updates here and there throughout all the past ATA sessions, and I want to take a moment to sum up most of the things that we're working on right now and give more details to some of the cool things that you have all been looking forward to. So here it is!

Gaia Flash Games

Tiles - Most of you already know about the new game coming out in a few days. Part of the deal is that there will be a 30 second pre-game ad that pops up, but hope the wait is worth it!
Jigsaw update - We've added a ton of puzzles in Jigsaw and updated a management system that will allow us to have more frequent updates down the road
Item exchange update - We've made new exchange items for those who are sitting on a lot of trash from Towns
Fishing update - Juno had been working hard on a sizable update which includes new prizes and the availability of the legendary Angelic Rod! On top of that, fishing will join forces with Gaia Aquarium to have fishes and decorations as prizes for the exchange. Catch fishes = add fishes to aquarium, match made in heaven!
Prize and Joy update - It's time for more fancy prizes and expensive items for the high rollers of the casino. Juno had been on over-drive making all these flash game updates happen
zOMG - As the team is wrapped up on the Halloween update, word is that they're finishing up on the Coliseum update. Still looking at a few more weeks of development until the new update's ready.

Gaia Manga - There's been a bit of delay, but the next installment should be ready before or during the Halloween event.

New Arenas - Arenas had gone through a complete rewrite to give a much better ranking and management system. Artists will be able to upload artwork and have pictures hosted by Gaia, and there will be an arena contest system which will allow us to put up contest on a regular basis. Expect a lot more frequent contests and prizes from Arenas from the new release. New Arenas should be ready in November.

More events - The post your hair event is the beginning of a host of events that we're offering to the community. In the near future there will be more and more creative, game-like, or completely whacky events by Darknrgy and friends.

EI evolution continues - As we have just gotten more help in the art team, we're looking forward to being able to evolve some of our old oustanding EI's. Don't have a solid time yet, but it should be within 2 or 3 weeks time.

Gaia Towns/Rally - The zOMG team's had been instrumental in converting the zOMG engine to support the Towns and Rally flash spaces so that we can rid of the security problems that plagues our current flash space. The project is still on-going, and hopefully we can have a release date later on in the season.

Personally I'm working towards bringing back the Gaia world map, but lots of details are still to be ironed out. Let's see how things go and I'll post more details about this later.

So overall we've been busy with the same old goal - to keep everyone enjoy their time on Gaia. I understand that a lot of the updates are a long time coming and I apologize on the long wait. But finally many of these updates are coming and expect them to be released one after another in the coming weeks as we have each update ready.






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Deandriea
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Fri Oct 15, 2010 @ 11:45pm


Updates to bring back the map, awesome, and old EI's that have been in limbo getting updated?

I am a happy camper, thanks for the info!


gataka
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 12:05am


*Sends big a** hug through the interwebz*

Awesome, Gaia. Awesome!
Merci pour tout!


Lady_Mao
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 12:05am


All I can say is that I'm stoke to see all of these updates coming out! smilies/icon_biggrin.gif


Spirit Crusher
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 12:14am


Thank you so much for all your hard work.

I really appreciate the communication. <3


Shiarka Jonless
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 12:14am


Every bit of that makes me so happy!smilies/icon_crying.gif Especially you working on the world map. Ooh... and fishing aquarium prizes... and new trash exchange items... argh! Everything. It's awesome!

On that note... how about the bug and flower exchanges? Something more than ink and bouquets would be nice. I don't wanna squish up my one rare bug. smilies/icon_gonk.gif


Aerostatic
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 12:22am


all such fantastic news~


Xio
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 12:52am


Angelic Rod = smilies/icon_heart.gif


Kiyoura
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 01:13am


Thank you Lanzer, and everyone, too. smilies/icon_heart.gif

(YES, OMG, FISHING AND THE ITEM EXCHANGES AND zOMG ARE GETTING UPDATED! <333)


dragonsteed
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 01:15am


All that sounds great. I've wanted new puzzles for a long time. I just visited puzzles. I don't see anything new there. Something went wrong?


Genea
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 01:15am


All I can say is


Cloud n Candy
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 01:29am


Angelic rod <3333 O:


zelda_gablonski
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 01:34am


Hooray new items from trash. That rocks.


bluecherry
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 01:36am



Thank you, Lanzer. smilies/icon_smile.gif This has been quite informative and helpful. I generally like these planned updates. The updates to the item exchange are really overdue by now and I'm impressed we're finally going to get that darn angelic rod after all (maybe there is some hope to get those infamous back wings one of these days still after all smilies/icon_razz.gif ). Hopefully now you'll consider updating the contents of the magical gift boxes next as those have not gotten any new items in ages. That you guys really are working integrating aquariums and fishing is great news. I'm also really pleased to hear you are well on your way to making towns much more secure and finally getting the EIs back on track. I have high, but cautious hopes for how the new arenas will work out, after there probably are a few kinks that get worked out over the first few days or so after it is released.
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Darling Vortexus
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 01:37am


Oh, this is so awesome! Thank you guys! smilies/icon_biggrin.gif *huggles the Gaia team* Much love for you all!

*starts lurking about in random places, watching for changes* smilies/icon_ninja.gif


pirhan
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 01:58am


I smilies/icon_heart.gif U


kerminatrix
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 02:39am


The maaaaapppp! I am so happy I could just plotz.

Also love the fishing update and item exchange updates, and who knows, the Jigsaw update might even bring me back to playing it.


armadillodreamer
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 02:53am


Thanks for the update!

But any info on this Risky Angel item?


The stepfather of lies
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 03:13am






Fishing + aquariums = EPIC

:'D

Is good to see that both games will get more attention







Platonix
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 03:15am


OMG the Tiles and Jigsaws and new Townstrash stuffandFishingStuffAndAngeliCroDadnPriZeaNDjoyAnDZOMGPGRIEURFVBHPIU
***9x JOY-SPLOSION COMBO!!!***

This is gonna be huge. smilies/icon_biggrin.gif


JeeszyCreezy
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 03:44am


Wow sounds like Juno has been working her little tail off. Thanks for all the effort on keeping Gaia the place to have fun and meet friends. <3


DJ Twissta
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 04:12am


yaaayyyy! ;D


eluzabeth
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 04:52am



OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
NEW ITEM EXCHANGE AND s**t WTFFFFF
THANK YOOOOU smilies/icon_crying.gif

also OMGOMG@ the fishingXaquarium
i know i haven't fished in forEVER so ahhhh


TOO MUCH TO COVER.
I'M JUST LIKE AN EXCITED LITTLE LUZ-PUPPY RIGHT NOW.



HNNNNNGH
*headexplode*


Flosse
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 04:57am


I can't even........ smilies/burning_eyes.gif

Oh my god this is FANTASGASMIC NEWS. Thank you for the tease & update Lanzer. I can't wait for it all to be released!!! <333


Gamine
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 04:57am


Lanzer said a**
teehee smilies/icon_4laugh.gif


Seth Maxion Devoncroix
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 05:02am


Thanks so much for this awesome news Lanzor. This makes me so happy. I love you Gaia staff!


Cerulean Miko
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 08:12am


about time...

a big thank you to you and the rest of the gaia staff for finally getting around to some site issues that have been around for quite awhile

smilies/icon_heart.gif smilies/icon_3nodding.gif smilies/icon_whee.gif smilies/icon_cool.gif


Anjira Koimizu The Writer
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 09:57am


You developers have your work cut out for ya! We as Gaians appreciate all that you have done for us! Can't wait to see what you have in store!
THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!


SeaMyth
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 10:01am


ahhhhh i'm gonna have to schedule free time for this.
all of it. zomg fo suree.


Azume-chan
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 11:53am


Fishing update? Angelic rod? zOMG/Coliseum update?!

OOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMGGGGGG. smilies/icon_gonk.gifsmilies/icon_heart.gifsmilies/icon_heart.gifsmilies/icon_heart.gifsmilies/icon_heart.gifsmilies/icon_heart.gif

The anticipation is killing me.


Lady Kayura
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 02:43pm


Please please please don't let zOMG become another neglected Gaia feature! The devs need to be returned to zOMG to work on it.


your local teashop
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 03:16pm


There's a huge FINALLY THANK YOU THANK YOU to lots of those updates.
So, thank you so much!


QuiRKy-Wormy
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 03:49pm


This all sounds so promising!! smilies/icon_4laugh.gif I knew I'd been saving my trash for a reason. smilies/icon_wink.gif And I can't even start with how appreciative I would be for the older EIs to finally complete.

One thing I am wary of though is the word being spread around the forums that zOMG is in danger of dying as a feature (because of "lack of interest"). I really hope that it's not true and that the staff will be returned to zOMG after these other projects. I joined Gaia in 2007, and at that point users had been waiting for the much promised battle system for 4 years. That's an awful long time to wait, and certainly an awful lot of work put in (by some very passionate people), for something that is just going to be trashed (and still isn't even out of the beta phase yet). Many people see zOMG as a catch 22 situation: zOMG staff are being pulled away from zOMG to work on other projects because of lack of interest in zOMG from the user base; however, there is lack of interest from the user base because there's been no new content in ages (once you've charged all your rings to level 10 and beat the "chapter's" end boss, there's less reason to stick around in the game until new content is added); but since someone higher up is deciding there's not enough interest from the user base, they're not making it a point to introduce new content.

I'm sorry to ramble like this, but I just hope the right people at Gaia HQ understand what an important issue this is, how the notion of "trashing the feature" affects the userbase, and how much that userbase wants to help in order to keep such a thing from happening.

http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/zomg-gaia-s-mmo/zomgaians-for-gaia/t.66148049/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/petitions/enlarge-the-zomg-team-14oo-entire-team-gone/t.63048230/?_gaia_t_=3934
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/site-feedback/zomg-unless-the-interest-for-the-feature-increases-catch22/t.65939721/


Miss Rupa
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 04:24pm


Oh my god so awesome <3


Sakura Latte
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 06:05pm


Oh ******** yes, finally


Teabo Milk Tea
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 06:07pm


OMG Lanzer, you don't know how happy you made me by making this journal and telling us that features that we thought you guys abandoned have been updated!


Rouwenne
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 06:16pm


Yay! There's so much to look forward to. smilies/icon_heart.gif
I especially like the idea of combining fishing with the aquariums!


Yen Quest
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 06:22pm


Love you for the information, Lanzer (even though some people known you for your misinformed... -gets shot-). Can't wait to see the updates via the dev notification. smilies/icon_3nodding.gif

Now I'm going to my mule and gather me some cheap exchange items...


void ab initio
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 07:39pm


Hmm.. it would be more kickass if there's a new set of fish for BG. smilies/icon_whee.gif
But thanks for this update. I'm looking forward to the future events.


pauvre matou
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 08:06pm


smilies/icon_exclaim.gif


snufflypoo
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 08:18pm


*squeee* I can't wait! I'm especially looking forward to seeing the new trash exchange items. smilies/icon_biggrin.gif


LokiLB
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 08:19pm


new jigsaws and return of the world map? smilies/icon_eek.gif that will be a most enjoyable update. i've missed having new jigsaw puzzles to do.

thank you! and relay that to all the people working on these updates if you could.


MadSam123
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 09:06pm


Sounds awesome ^^ And I can't wait to try and get an angelic rod, it's been staring me in the face on the marketplace for ages now!


Absol - Ruler of Chaos
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 09:31pm


what is with the white text on a white background?
http://i54.tinypic.com/2z9ihwk.png


Fe1ix
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 11:21pm


I don't know if the Angelic rod is a good idea. Granted it was in the works 5 or so years ago, but with the hacked version being used from outside sources, wouldn't that cause problems? False reporting of it, and so on as soon as it is officially released and used?

Overall every update is awesome, good job Gaia HQ. Especially you Lanzer smilies/icon_3nodding.gif


Miss-dark8607
Community Member





Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 11:24pm


THANK YOU SO MUCH! Please don't forget about Cards and the other exchanges.


The Climax
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Sat Oct 16, 2010 @ 11:50pm


PIETRO!


Gantz > Everything

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Saporion
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Sun Oct 17, 2010 @ 12:06am


thanks gaia staff! <3


BIutbad
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Sun Oct 17, 2010 @ 12:21am


I could not expect any less from the awesome Lanzer himself! -man tears-


ShadowOrpheus
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Sun Oct 17, 2010 @ 01:24am


/HAPPY


Coupler
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Sun Oct 17, 2010 @ 02:00am


I'm a happy camper, I was beginning to lose sight in Gaia. D= Now I can't leave cause I'm anxious to see the new updates. o3o


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