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Happy New Year!
It's hard to believe that it's already one year since my return to Gaia. Thanks to Bluecow and his resources we were able to raise some funding to get the company back from the old management team. Not only that, but being able to work with L0cke and CP again is also a blessing.

Since then it's been a crazy ride with milestones big and small. We went from having a system full of bugs and issues to having more than 500 bug fixes, with server upgrade to new and stable systems. We bringing back zOMG and worked non stop making new events and features. There was never a dull moment in 2017.

Throughout the whole chaos in it all, I can never stop being amazed at the amount of support we have from so many Gaians who had been with us for so many years, through thick and thin, and through good times and bad. I wouldn't be here if not for all of your support, and I owe a lot of gratitude for allowing us to be here doing what we love.

For 2018 we will continue working on new features for Gaia, and on top of that, we will focus more attention on what we want to do to evolve Gaia onto the next level. We initially wish to port a newer mobile app. But while that is happening, we want to see what we can do if we were to design all of Gaia's features from the ground up. There will be a lot more brainstorming and ideas being thrown around, but I hope that whatever we come up with will be something enjoyable for everyone.

User Comments: [28]
Jisen Meizuki
Community Member

Sun Dec 31, 2017 @ 05:12pm

Happy New Year to you too and thank you for trying to improve Gaia. Hope 2018 will make it better. 3nodding

Community Member

Sun Dec 31, 2017 @ 05:32pm

Happy New Year! blaugh

Community Member

Sun Dec 31, 2017 @ 05:55pm

I didn’t know exactly what it took for you to resume management, but thank you for all of your efforts. I am heartened to see that you guys have real aspirations from the site and are taking the steps to move it there. Thank you for this update! I look forward to your progress!

Anamosa Valentine
Community Member

Sun Dec 31, 2017 @ 06:05pm

Happy New Year, Lanzer and Mr. Waffles! heart

Thanks for everything! Despite some ups and downs in the previous year, I'm really glad that you were able to come back! I look forward to see how you'll make Gaia better in the new year!

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Falcon Starlight
Community Member

Sun Dec 31, 2017 @ 06:10pm

Happy New Year, Lanzer! =)

Wow, things have come a long way!

Community Member

Sun Dec 31, 2017 @ 07:41pm

Happy New Years Eve! I am still so very happy to see you have returned. Thank you for your tireless work and dedication to this site. I look forward to seeing what the new year will bring for the site.

Community Member

Sun Dec 31, 2017 @ 08:04pm

Happy New Year! Many, many, thanks to you, Bluecrow, L0cke, CP, & Co. for doing so much for Gaia in 2017 and making it a really fun year. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with and where Gaia is going in the year to come. Here's to 2018! emotion_yatta

Community Member

Sun Dec 31, 2017 @ 09:43pm

Happy Mew year!! mrgreen
We certainly have had ups and downs. But in and of it all, it's great to have you back!

Community Member

Sun Dec 31, 2017 @ 09:49pm

Happy New Year to all of the staff!
I look forward to what is coming in 2018!

Community Member

Mon Jan 01, 2018 @ 12:01am

Best wishes for the new year! We do appreciate all the work you've been putting into the site again. ^_^ I hope we'll be seeing the new inventory organizing system soon...?

Community Member

Mon Jan 01, 2018 @ 03:29am

Please thank the whole team for me Lanzer. I'm sure I speak for most Gaians when I say that we really appreciate all you guys have done and all you're planning to do in the future to revive this site that I've called home for over 10 years, even when I couldn't be here for a few of them.
I think I'm most happy about zOMG! being resurrected, it's really the only game I've ever been interested in playing. I think this is the first year since 2008 that I've been able to see the Barton Christmas tree.

I hope everyone has a wonderful new year! heart

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Community Member

Mon Jan 01, 2018 @ 04:41am

heart Happy New Year!!!

amg. this has been the best year ever! you guys have been amazing. thank you so much! heart heart heart

Community Member

Mon Jan 01, 2018 @ 07:19am

happy new year lanzer !! emotion_yatta

Castiel Lover
Community Member

Tue Jan 02, 2018 @ 02:53am

Thank you for coming back to save Gaia from it's greed problem. I look forward to what else you will do to combat the inflation of items and the deflation of everything that isn't brand new. Perhaps a new feature to let you "transform" a certain number of 1 plat items into a different random item on Gaia (with the possibility of pulling ANYTHING in the database, from gold shop to exclusives to tickets from it)?

I also look forward to seeing games and features re-imagined and updated. Guilds, Jigsaw, Booty Grab, and other old games could be really epic and fun with a redesign and new payouts to match Sycamortes. I also hope LK gets some much needed attention, as it's been starkly dwindling each year since it was introduced, and Gaia has a tendency to bring features out and let them decay (like Alchemy and GoFusion and zOMG and Towns 2). I would also love to see Word Blitz, Stack Attack, and SmashBlox taken off tournaments and turned into just a single player plat payout game. It isn't worth playing a Tournament anymore and they were really fun. sad

I hope the new year is great for Gaia, and that what users want is weighing heavily on the decisions of what's to come. Even if it makes no money, like new emoticons for the forums and guilds. wink Have a happy new year, Lanzer, and give Waffles an extra treat from me. Psst, I was the one who begged in ATA for years for the Waffles Companion item.

Community Member

Tue Jan 02, 2018 @ 09:13pm

Happy Mew Year! Last year went by so fast it's hard to imagine it's been a year already since your return. Gaia wasn't nearly as fun without you and I didn't log in as much as I do now.

Took the time today to read all your journal entries since your return. Now I'm like @.@ from all the reading. It's amazing what you've done for us since you came back and you've become more (inter)active than you were before you left and I call that a plus. It's fun talking to you and I hope to meet you in RL one day. Maybe in 2024 for the solar eclipse? wink

Community Member

Sat Jan 06, 2018 @ 08:26pm

heart heart heart

Community Member

Mon Jan 08, 2018 @ 07:24am

Happy New Year.
I want Gaia to be more known to others, to do that we need something new and unique like games but that takes time. Thank you Lanzer and co. for helping Gaia back up again. Bless this company and I hope to see Gaia rise up giving us the best and unique community! heart

Happi Sheep
Community Member

Thu Jan 11, 2018 @ 10:32pm

take the website back lanzer

Lost Tear Dropz
Community Member

Fri Jan 12, 2018 @ 09:42am

thank you for the many fixes you are totally awesome ...loves ya my gaia god o.-

Community Member

Sat Jan 13, 2018 @ 02:24am

TY for the updates! It's helpful to hear what's being worked on.

Community Member

Sat Jan 13, 2018 @ 03:26am

Thank you for fixing the aquariums!

Now I can feed my FISHEEEEEEZ!


Community Member

Sun Jan 14, 2018 @ 11:36pm

Get well soon. Some chicken soup and bone broth should help.

Forum Assistant

Mon Jan 15, 2018 @ 12:37am

Happy New Year!!

And I think you mean: Tuesday, Jan 16th
In the latest Staff Notice~

Thank you for all your hard work! heart

Star Re Sky
Community Member

Mon Jan 15, 2018 @ 03:01am

Just keep doing what you are doing Mr. Lanzer! You and your team areworking very hard. Thank you for everything

Community Member

Mon Jan 15, 2018 @ 04:36pm

I hope in 2018 that attention is brought to forums to build an even stronger community.

Lost Tear Dropz
Community Member

Tue Jan 16, 2018 @ 09:03am

i wish u could find away to have at least one section of towns 1 saved or add the chess board to towns2

Goddamn it Ness
Community Member

Wed Jan 17, 2018 @ 04:43am

hell yeah

Community Member

Sat Jan 20, 2018 @ 11:48pm

Hey Lanzer~ I just wanted to show how much I appreciate how much work your putting into the site and trying to get it back to how things should be.
While things may not be 100% perfect, things rarely are. And what makes this so much different than when Goldemort was around, you actually talk to your users.
The staff talks to their users. We're finally being listened to again. It's nice to see you back, caring so much about your site.
Thank you so, so, so much Lanzer. I've been around since 2004 and I want to be around for at least another 14 years.

User Comments: [28]
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