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I don't usually put much in here and when I do it's random so enjoy it.
Halloween Again
Another day, another Halloween sneak peek. Battle has been something talked about for years and while we've done a few events featuring various fighting systems, none of them have ever really had an actual "Battle" feel and have just been one-offs for that event. Well, I aim to change that for this year. I've been working on a reusable battle system that we'll be able to use for this event and for events in the future. Yes it'll be forum-based, but it will have pretty much all the bells and whistles that such a system should have. Character classes, basic stats, attacks/skills, experience, leveling, and new titles will all be included with the launch of the event. I'm also happy to say that whatever you do with this battle system, will carry over to future instances of the system. Who knows, if it's popular enough, maybe we'll make it a standalone thing in specific forums.

In any case, I think that's enough information for now. Stay tuned for information on your first chance to influence Halloween this Friday. Oh, and here's some more of the preview image for you. Bet you can't guess what's still left.

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    "first chance to influence Halloween this Friday"...
    What does that mean?!?!?!? whee Friday can't come soon enough! 4laugh
    Thank you for the spoils, Uncle Kenny!!!

    comment CioccoLatte · Community Member · Tue Sep 24, 2013 @ 09:20am
    Ha! That's the kind of system I've been waiting for.
    Seems you were quite serious about giving the battle system another look.
    ...much earlier than I expected too.

    I'll be merciless: it'll suck, it'll fail :U

    Don't take it personally, but simply put, Gaia takes a master of none approach, its employees aren't specialized in building many of the systems it tries to offer, so anything built in house tends to be average at best.

    I think an example would be clearer: I don't remember who lead the initial Alchemy system, but I'd be surprised to hear they had built many such systems before.

    Building such a system is no easy task, grafting one unto Gaia's Notorious Economy is HARDCOREGUNDAMU. That you're still patching it, even considered replacing it if I am not mistaken, is no surprise.

    For throwaways that's okay, but anything meant to last has to be taken far more seriously, or flaws there from the get go will plague or simply crash the thing in the long term.

    I consider this "garage band" approach to be the source of many of your concerns.
    Part of your appeal too, but that's another story.

    When Gaia began that made sense, but now that you've lasted ten and could last ten more gotta try hardah. Push your design skills to Pro levels.

    So challenge is: prove me so very wrong, I dare ya :V

    Really, if you're not building this with that "last a decade" mindset, then it won't, miracles notwithstanding.

    comment gataka · Community Member · Tue Sep 24, 2013 @ 03:03pm
    Hmm I don't know which side I'll go for...
    Friday huh, hmm I'll be busy that day though getting ready for my wedding on Saturday and all.

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    is all i get to spend
    no saving up or borrowing
    or going back again
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    beyond lifes final breath
    God will grant the choice I made
    Eternal Life or death
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    *the_hamster is mine heart we wed on the 28th of September, 2013*
    comment Iam WhoIAm · Community Member · Tue Sep 24, 2013 @ 03:31pm
    I'll have to see this before I know if I'll like it. In general though, I have never liked character classes.

    comment RafiCat · Community Member · Tue Sep 24, 2013 @ 07:54pm
    Ooooh, sounding good, Kenny!

    comment OddBird · Community Member · Tue Sep 24, 2013 @ 08:27pm
    Oh, that's quite the surprise there -- I didn't expect a system which would carry-on for other events. I wonder how you will manage that part for future event -- like, how to add more challenge to those who might have maxed out (way too much) vs those which did a normal event gaming which would get discouraged if you ask too much to do because of the challenge for others.

    As for the picture... well, we already see part of Jack's, so I guess there's at least him in the picture, right biggrin

    And, woah, this Friday?! I hope it's not a final move which will tie us with a side without us knowing the different titles both sides give us -- unless titles are all achievable independantly of the side we choose smile

    comment lilloulou · Community Member · Tue Sep 24, 2013 @ 09:51pm
    Can't wait! 4laugh

    comment Zefius · Community Member · Tue Sep 24, 2013 @ 10:13pm
    An RPG-like battle system utilizing the Forums that will be utilized in future events and could even carry your stats between events? Sign. Me. Up. Looking forward to Friday. Between Etrian Odyssey Untold, Pokémon Y, and the Gaia Halloween event, this is looking to be an amazing and packed October. Loving it.

    Also...I'm intrigued that it looks like we'll finally get a glimpse of EB's true face. What manner of physical scars does he hold? I guess I'll find out when the full poster comes to light.

    comment Xashowd · Community Member · Tue Sep 24, 2013 @ 11:27pm
    As someone who is absolutely enamored by Halloween, I first want to thank you for your efforts to pull off an amazing Halloween event this year, Uncle Kenny. I'm very excited about the upcoming event, and am completely looking forward to it.

    I'm also psyched about the forum-based battle system you've been working on, and your plans sound like they'll be amazing once they come to full fruition. I look forward to being a part of that (the events on Gaia are what keep me coming back). heart

    comment Nether · Community Member · Wed Sep 25, 2013 @ 01:38am
    Holy shiznizzle.

    Leveling, stats, classes, reusable.

    I need to make sure I can get some time off so that I spend waaay to much time playing this...if I can...

    comment Sagebomb · Community Member · Wed Sep 25, 2013 @ 01:54am
    This picture just makes me so much more excited! whee
    I can't wait! And I'm really excited about this battle system you've got planned. A special forum for that would be so AWESOME! :'D

    "Even if the morrow is barren of promises,
    Nothing shall forestall my return."

    comment ashlex_in_pearl · Community Member · Wed Sep 25, 2013 @ 11:19pm
    UK, you make Gaia worth it crying

    Been down recently 'round here. But I love me some events with mystery and intrigue!

    comment Yeata Zi · Community Member · Thu Sep 26, 2013 @ 12:19am
    All this mystery is making me very excited *u*

    comment Denham · Community Member · Thu Sep 26, 2013 @ 01:02am
    thanks for the info and update 3nodding

    comment Cerulean Miko · Community Member · Thu Sep 26, 2013 @ 01:03am
    This journal entry has me excited. Thanks for the sneak peek!

    comment Watervoir · Community Member · Thu Sep 26, 2013 @ 02:48am
    All these little tid bits of information make me more and more excited for this event! I have a feeling I'm going to love this poster! :3

    I hope this system works out fantastical. I'm so glad about the forum-based mention, I really miss hanging out in the forums. Thanks for letting us in on this stuff and making us feel like we're part of the process Kenny, you're Gaia's silver lining!

    comment Mai_Matsuko · Community Member · Thu Sep 26, 2013 @ 03:36am
    I LOVE HALLOWEEN! I look forward to the gaia event every year...Even though I miss events in zOMG! and towns....

    This picture looks great!


    comment BelfryBat · Community Member · Thu Sep 26, 2013 @ 05:23pm
    Oh my goodness, I'm really excited now. Come on Friday, hurry up!

    comment Fox on Stilts · Community Member · Thu Sep 26, 2013 @ 11:44pm
    Ooh! This looks good! But, Lets just see where this goes.. But if its made by you, Uncle Kenny, It will probably be good c;


    currently questing the items in this thread
    comment unicorndicks · Community Member · Fri Sep 27, 2013 @ 12:50pm
    EB has a face? Say it ain't so!
    (I'm just hoping that's a strong, square jawline we're getting a glimpse of. I'm getting sick of all these pretty boys running around. How boring! xD )

    I'm kinda on the fence about battling in forums. But considering the alternative has always been Flash spaces, I won't knock it before I've tried it. If it could be utilized by non-sitewide events, perhaps it will be a versatile feature. Imagine RP in a real battle setting! Wishing you all the best in its development!

    comment Melomar · Community Member · Fri Sep 27, 2013 @ 08:38pm
    Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~!!!! *fangirl swoons* emotion_kirakira

    comment Icysnowgirl · Community Member · Sat Sep 28, 2013 @ 02:48am
    Looking so forward to this event making Halloween even more fun than it already is! ^.^ Thank you very much for your creativity and efforts!

    comment JohJohTheMahdern · Community Member · Sun Sep 29, 2013 @ 04:49am
    emotion_jawdrop WOAH! It looks like the easter bunny is taking his mask off! I love the easter bunny, he looks so cool though seems like he doesn't like it... Jack is a meanie emotion_donotwant he looks cool too though.

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    comment Schweinfurt · Community Member · Sun Sep 29, 2013 @ 06:37pm
    Such a beautiful picture. emotion_kirakira
    I can't help but love Jack and the Easter Bunny, but I'm going to have to side with Jack.

    I do wish we could also have an old fighting arena kind of like when Kung Fu Panda was around, that was fun to hang out with friends and talk, then battle each other that way.

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    comment Free Killz · Community Member · Wed Oct 02, 2013 @ 04:40pm
    Uncle Kenny, you're the shining light of Gaia! emotion_kirakira

    comment badtzmaru · Community Member · Fri Oct 04, 2013 @ 08:29am
    Who knows it could very well be popular enough to replace zOMG! I say bring it on, you had me at character classes. heart

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    comment dumbjellyfish · Community Member · Fri Oct 04, 2013 @ 07:22pm
    I am so excited to see the new battle system! Thank you for working on that!!

    comment mechromancy · Community Member · Sat Oct 05, 2013 @ 01:19am
    I like how you decided to do character classes / leveling / etc. I am eager to see how this will work through the forums.

    comment PenguinColada · Community Member · Mon Oct 07, 2013 @ 11:53pm
    you took away our mogas! nuff said

    comment serafym_angelkynd · Community Member · Sun Oct 13, 2013 @ 12:53am
    It sounds great... but so have many past Gaia things and well... they really haven't been as great as the hype you admins & mods push for.

    The alchemy system sounded cool... until I realized really early on that you have to sink a buttload of gold just to get a recipe crafted, even at a low level and the higher level the recipe the more expensive the ingredients... it just was a fallout in the end for me and a major let down since I can't make tons of gold easy without resorting to some unethical means... which I won't ever go there.

    Towns 2 was also a let down. I imagined an upgraded version of Towns, not the hard-to-navigate, confusingly bright crap that I got handed when I got my first glimpse. It was okay for the pet event and stuff... but as permanent... it's scrap in my opinion.

    You talk about this new battle system as if it's what every Gaian has been waiting for. News flash, a lot of us have NOT been waiting for your more-complex-version of a battle system. A lot of the stuff you say will be in the new system is simply "luxury" stuff that really isn't needed. Just having a system that is stable and easy to have loaded works well enough.

    I loved the battle system for past Halloween events of "Grave Danger" and the one before the demi-gods battled... whatever the official name of that one was I've forgotten because I seem to no longer be able to find it in the archives... something else that seems to be amiss with the site other than the usual "holiday bugs" that have always come about.

    What I'd like to know is when you're gonna quit trying to add stuff and work out all the kinks on what you already have. There's still so many features of Gaia that glitch for one reason or another and the time to fix them is long over do. Also, you talk about a pet system, but why are implement something completely new so suddenly when you haven't even bothered to work on the inventory system?

    I'm not saying the pet thing isn't cool, I liked the fluff event, but really? I think the pets - as complex of a system as that will have to be - can wait while you work on the rest of Gaia.

    This is my 2 cents about the whole thing. Frankly, I'm almost dreading the event thanks to all you've said it will be. I can only pray my poor Internet doesn't have a seizure trying to load it.

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    comment TrueShadowStalker · Community Member · Fri Oct 18, 2013 @ 08:19am
    When we shall know who have won the amazing poster!? ;w;

    comment Reinbark76 · Community Member · Mon Oct 21, 2013 @ 10:45am
    Hmm, interesting. I play try this out after all.

    comment Kroneru · Community Member · Mon Oct 21, 2013 @ 01:38pm
    Are we even set to have a Gold Shop update this year?

    comment Melty Bats · Community Member · Tue Oct 22, 2013 @ 08:41pm
    I like this Halloween event (before my favorite was in 2009). But a little annoying the attacks and heals are at our posts, i mean the my posts! The battle posts could be another, different place in the background from where we can check them back! Because of the battle if we fight, we not really can check back our previous posts, what we commented on another forums! Then we should turn, navigate across more and more pages. Similar could be to the guild posts too, we could check them back in the background at another, different place! And it's really suprised me the blue Minor Energy Boost in Barton Boutique shop 1000 gold price gone up to 25.000 gold! confused Please set back to 1000 gold, or around more cheaper, it's too expensive! And please don't use these potions to goldsink, the donate for Jack and others was enough now! Thank you.

    comment Xanvie · Community Member · Fri Oct 25, 2013 @ 06:56am
    xp come on Friday!! woooooooot!!!!

    comment wolf demon momo · Community Member · Wed Oct 30, 2013 @ 03:07am
    Every time I see my avatar, I am DEVASTATED that I missed the gold sink due to technical difficulties. I would do anything to get that achievement. Every time I see my avatar I think how if I had fixed it sooner, I could have that happy Jack image below it. It's really got me down, can I turn off those images?

    I can't tell you how much I HATE that I missed this Gold Sink. I would have sunk a million gold into it if I could have logged in. I eventually uninstalled my browser and then re-installed it just so I could log in. But I still can't load the towns, any suggestions?

    I was not able to attend the pre-Halloween event with the donations. I submitted Support Ticket #5630-10355665 a week ago, but I have not heard back. I know I have no rights in asking this, but since it is the Holiday season and not even Halloween yet, could you please deduct 100,000 gold from my account for the Jack-pot achievement? I was not able to access it and was hoping it would start working. So I am now begging that you take the donation so that I can get this achievement and the Titles: Charitable, Hallowed, Tricky, Pumpkin, Bunny, Treater

    I know this must seem strange, but in real life I am very Charitable and I want to show that on Gaia too. Will you please help me? As I said, I got the problem fixed so I can log-in for the first time in a long time, but I still haven't got TOWNS loading for me.

    Sorry this is so long, but it's really been bothering me, and I appreciate any suggestions?

    comment Macha Panta · Community Member · Thu Oct 31, 2013 @ 12:25am
    Thanks for all the effort put into this event, and the battle system itself. All in all, although some of previous battle-like events featured some more interesting options (such as new attacks per level and so on) and also the fact the improvement in attacks for msot classes was pretty bad by beginning, it ended in a quite good "game". Hope to kick some more people soon.
    About the "overpowering", with so much more Jack'ers than bunnies, I higly believe the fact there were more Eastern Bunny NPC threads with Jacks being countered by EB (and some being one-hit-killed by high attack counters) were one of the reasons EB team won - the insanely huge score EB had compared to Jack was a clear indicator of that. Been as long as possible around this event and everywhere I was there were like 4 Jack's per bunny, and for each Jack'er killed there were like 6 bunnies killed.

    comment Thorz · Community Member · Wed Nov 06, 2013 @ 02:11am
    Glad to be a part of this event for another year again.
    Hope everyone had a great Halloween.

    comment Lizbeans · Community Member · Wed Nov 06, 2013 @ 04:47pm
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