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The Adventures of Narumi Misuhara
April Events Update
Hey guys, I'm long overdue for an entry! I just finished reading through the most recent ATA. I'm very sorry I missed it, this was one of the few ATA's that I could have answered most of the questions >.< Instead I was at home relaxing. Sadly I'm trying to get over a cold and I had just finished production on our latest event, so it was a good time for a break.

I would like to start by addressing some of the questions raised in the ATA that weren't answered (mostly because they relate to things that I'm the one responsible for) I shall begin with Easter. Bringing back the bunny seems to be the topic of interest for most of you. Originally when we were planning the Easter event we had no intention of doing anything with the bunny. Partly because we didn't feel he was one our strongest characters and also partly because we didn't feel we would have time to try integrating the character well into the event. However since interest for the bunny is clearly very high, the art and story teams are working their magic to see what they can do. smilies/icon_smile.gif

On that note, I hate to say it but I wouldn't expect an overly complex event this year, for those not paying attention we've been hitting about every major event so far on American Calendars and since the event devs consist of me and if time allows maybe one or two others on my team (note my team does events & sponsorships), we don't have extended time to work on them, matter of fact so far we've had about a week of production for each event then all the remaining days leading up to the event are used for QA. Some of you running some numbers in your head may be saying hurray! You'll have more time for Easter as it's still a few weeks out! ...Well, not really, We and by we I really mean me, plan to run the event a bit longer since it traditionally is annnd on top of that I will be out of town the end of that week celebrating my 5 year anniversary with my girlfriend sooooo in actuality I'll still only have about a week of production XD. Anyway I don't mean all that to get people down on the event, only that this years Easter may be a bit smaller than usual. As always the entire event team (creative, artists, writers, dev/s) always strive to try and provide events that get you guys excited and are fun to participate in.

Ok, that takes care of this years Easter bit. smilies/icon_sweatdrop.gif Some people brought up Diedrich, how he came about and why he took over last years event. So to recap on last year read here. Basically at the time we weren't planning an Easter event since Fleep and the events team were focused on production of the Summer event (later labeled Frontier Skies). Of course the forums exploded and since I had no sponsorships to work on at the time, Jenzee and I banded together and made the event ourselves in like 3 days (Easter was April 4th last year) and that's on top of the other projects I listed in that journal entry. So Diedrich was born April 1st 2010 as part of the April Fools event (which the higher ups at the time were pissed about because apparently it hit "to close to home" smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif ) and since we had no writing support for our mini Easter event Jenzee decided to reuse Diedrich to drive the event, and so it was.

...Oh and while it's on my mind I do have someone on my team working on fixing bugs in Frontier Skies so it can be re-released. It's prioritized as a side project (worked on if the dev has nothing else to work on) so it has no official release date, but it hasn't been forgotten, and is actively being worked on.

...Someone asked if there are any plans for Earth Day. Sadly since that will fall on a day I will be out of town and because of production on the Easter event, I have nothing planned for that. Gaia of course does support Earth Day however event wise...put simply... it's bad timing.

...In other news, Omnidrink is supposedly selling off purchased companies...say whaaaaa....

Narumi Misuhara
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Zeoia Kuesk
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commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 07:12pm
Glad to hear we're at least getting a little something for Easter! It's better than nothing. Keep up the good work. ^_^

Also, grats on your (upcoming!) 5 year anniversary. n__n


commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 07:31pm
I'm so happy to hear this news about the Easter Bunny. Many of us became worried when you said he probably wouldn't be showing up this year, and the reception we got at the last AtA was less than favourable. Thank you very much for listening to us! smilies/icon_heart.gif



Anaella
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commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 07:33pm
Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! My hubby and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in about 2 weeks.

As to upcoming events, you always amaze me as to what you can pull out of your hat on such an overworked and limited time schedule. I look forward to what you accomplish.


commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 08:16pm
I know it's short notice, but thank you very much for listening to us. It means a lot to us that you include the Easter Bunny. Thanks times infinity.



Yeata Zi
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commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 08:26pm
Thank you for considering to include the Easter Bunny in this year's easter event.

And a happy 5th anniversary. smilies/icon_smile.gif


commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 08:28pm
The Easter Bunny is making a return!? SQUEEEEEE!!!! Thank you so much! smilies/icon_heart.gifsmilies/icon_heart.gifsmilies/icon_heart.gif

I know for a FACT a lot of us at E CORP would be willing to help you guys with the event if you ever need it. We have graphic artists, digital artists, sprite artists and we have story writers and fans dedicated to the Easter Bunny that know his entire past and have a clear indication of what his personality would be! smilies/icon_3nodding.gif



Labtech Soosh
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Seteppe
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commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 09:07pm
thank you for taking interest in the whole Easter Bunny thing. we just miss him, thats all.


fudge monkeys
commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 10:41pm
Congrats on your 5th Anniversary!

I am always hoppy about the Events and what you guys do. smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif



Lord Elwrind
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commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 10:41pm
Ahhhhh!!! It's so good to hear that you are actually bringing back the Easter Bunny for us. We are all supportive and appreciative of this. Even if the Easter event isn't super long or elaborate, we love our wonderful NPC and cannot wait for Easter now!


commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 10:42pm
Thank you so much! We finally get to see our giant lovable lagomorph in action once again!

I love you Devs~



Lord Lapin
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commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 10:48pm
I'm so glad to hear the Easter Bunny will finally be a part of Easter again!
Thank you so much!

I don't mind at all if the event is smaller than normal. This makes me ridiculously happy! c:


commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 10:49pm
Thank you very much on trying to work the Easter Bunny back it this year's Easter event. All of Gaia really appreciates it and all your hard work!



Cannibal Horsey
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commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 10:56pm
Thank you for at least trying to break the vicious catch-22 of "We dont use him because he's a weak character, and he's a weak character because we don't use him."

Hopefully this will be a big changing point not only for the Easter Bunny but for all un-loved old-world NPC's that are drowning in a tsunami of new characters that created almost everyday.


commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 11:04pm
Thank you for trying to bring back the Easter Bunny! i cant wait to see what he ends up doing.



AtypicalGiraffe
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Odd Cinderella
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commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 11:11pm
General Odd Says...


"Thank you for at least giving us some solace as to what will be happening with our Easter Bunny. Congrats on your Anni as well. smilies/icon_biggrin.gif"


Signed,
General Odd, of the 515th Bani Division Squadron


commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 11:20pm
Hey Naru,

Sorry to hear that you've had the cold, I hope you get better soon. *hugs*

As always no matter how big or how small the events are, you've done a damn good job in putting them together. Which is exciting for many of us Gaians who love participating in the events.

Just know that no matter how much time you and the other Devs and Artists have in preparation, we always appreciate what you do. Because you always pull it through to the best of your abilities. *pat on back* smilies/icon_whee.gif

Happy 5th Anniversary to you and your girlfriend. I wish you both the very best in the future. *throws confetti* smilies/icon_4laugh.gif

Onmidrink? Selling purchased companies? smilies/icon_eek.gif Is that a good thing? smilies/icon_gonk.gif

Have fun on your break, and see you when you do come back. smilies/icon_heart.gif



Princess-Orphelia
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commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 11:25pm
c: The Easter Bunny news is fantastic! Thanks for listening to us, it makes me happy to know that our voices are heard. c:

I'm looking forward to Easter, no matter the size I'm sure it'll still be fun! ^^


commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 11:39pm
Wonder what that means for Gaia if Onmidrink is selling purchased companies. Who will we worship as a corporate overlord?



II Mimic II
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commentCommented on: Tue Mar 29, 2011 @ 11:43pm
Thanks for trying to get the Easter Bunny in an event this year, us at E CORP really appreciate it!smilies/icon_heart.gif


commentCommented on: Wed Mar 30, 2011 @ 12:17am
smilies/icon_4laugh.gif Thank you so much for considering an Easter Bunny run Easter!
I can't wait to see what you have in store for us~ smilies/icon_heart.gif



Leaden D
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commentCommented on: Wed Mar 30, 2011 @ 01:23am
Thank you for hearing us
:'D


commentCommented on: Wed Mar 30, 2011 @ 01:32am
I'm really excited about Easter; it has always been my very favorite event on Gaia. smilies/icon_whee.gif Thanks for including it despite the calendar's fullness. smilies/icon_mrgreen.gif



Chocobo Princess
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commentCommented on: Wed Mar 30, 2011 @ 01:51am
Thank you for adding in the Easter Bunny this year!!!


commentCommented on: Wed Mar 30, 2011 @ 01:58am
btw: if you need any help, go ahead and PM me! its the leat i can do to have our beloved Easter Bunny back!



Seteppe
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commentCommented on: Wed Mar 30, 2011 @ 02:24am

Ah, yeah colds are evil. D: Hope you're feeling like new soon. Thank you ever so much for all your hard work and for bring us good Easter Bunny news. <3 A small event is better than no event. It's much appreciated.


commentCommented on: Wed Mar 30, 2011 @ 03:32am
Danke for your work... and congrats on your Anniversary.
I feel bad about you and devs being pushed to create and incorporate things in such a short amount of time. Now I wonder what the original set up for Easter 2k11 was like before involving the Easter Bunny.

While I find the character design just awesome, I can see why he wouldn't be popular, he does have a dislike for Gaians and his job in general... he also seems to be a bully. But on one hand it would be nice to give him a short background story on how he came to be after the whole Jake-face-punch incident, it would complete things and settle the speculation.

p.s
Omindrink doesn't like you discussing their business practices. *puts on shades*



Bunai
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commentCommented on: Wed Mar 30, 2011 @ 04:21am
Thanks so much for everything you do :3

Glad to see the hounding about the Easter Bunny turned up some positive results...I was worried we were going to be thrown out of AtA lol


commentCommented on: Wed Mar 30, 2011 @ 06:03am
Hooray! Thank you for bringing back the easter bunny! >.<

Yuuusssssssss~



BlissfulCalamity
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commentCommented on: Wed Mar 30, 2011 @ 01:59pm
Thank you for all of the work you have done and for your updates


commentCommented on: Thu Mar 31, 2011 @ 01:17am
Yey! Thank you. I have been waiting for so long for Gaia to release back to the the world the Easter Bunny. ~ May it be in the plot, Easter Event, or zOMG. The Easter Bunny rules!~ smilies/icon_ninja.gif



Arch Angel Neko
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StrawberryZ0mbie
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commentCommented on: Fri Apr 01, 2011 @ 05:57am
Seriously--you work so hard and seem so strapped for time. It sounds monumentally stressful. D= I've really enjoyed all the events so far this year.

I don't mind if Easter is smaller than usual--and I look forward to the [eventual] re-release of Frontier Skies. =3 Thanks for all your work. <3 It is appreciated.


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