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2020-12-06 16:30:02



Elegant Giftbox
has been released!

"What classy stuff awaits inside? Open to find out!"

Elegant Giftbox was created by rho.
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New Item!

2020-12-06 15:30:02



Lost Explorer Pack
has been released!

"An old leather bag with brass buttons. It smells musty... wonder what's inside it?"

Lost Explorer Pack was created by Admin.
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New Item!

2020-12-06 14:30:01



Rainbow Candygayne
has been released!

"Oooo, a rainbow of flavor! It's a homemade candycane sold by an independent maker on a little artisan site. Bet it'll be really good!"

Rainbow Candygayne was created by rho.
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New Item!

2020-12-06 13:30:01



Pile of Noisemakers
has been released!

"Celebrate the completion of one year by making it impossible for anyone to sleep! "

Pile of Noisemakers was created by rho.
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Spotlight Contest

2020-12-06 13:12:16

The Spotlight Contest is being taken down until further notice due to fundemental issues with species categories and voting by species.

This feature was brought over from another site, but after testing it on 4dopt, we see that it's not compatible with a site that's focussed on player-created species. The species voting aspect of the contest is unfortunately a basis of this feature, most of the feature is built around this aspect (including prize rewards).

All entries have been refunded.



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2020-12-06 15:55:39

A potential issue that comes to mind is that there are a lot of adopts in species/nolimit/cannot breed and not many in specific breeding groups, at least in comparison. There are a bunch of breeding groups with one, or none at all, species in them
2020-12-06 14:34:53

What if the contest ran by another sorting category that already exists? Breeding group. That could lump some species together into larger categories (Avian, No Limit, Cannot Breed, etc.) There's still Species breeding, which can divide down the groups again, but that might help catch some of the "exploit" species that are more limited.
2020-12-06 13:42:41

I see, thanks for the explanations. I think a limit to how many species would be cool, of it's being reworked, or maybe the system could refund if there's only one or two of a species. but regardless, I can't wait to see what you do with it in the future.
2020-12-06 13:27:35

To clarify, the reason this is taken down is due to problems caused by species voting. Unfortunately separating out the species voting from this feature isn't possible without removing the feature entirely, since every part of the feature is built around species voting. There are three parts to the contest feature: 1. Entries. You can enter one adopt per species. To remove species voting, we will have to come up with (and code) a new system for entering the contest. 2. Voting. You can vote once per species. Again removing species means we need to recode the voting and come up with a new system for how votes are handled. 3. Rewards. Most of the rewards code is based off species votes, so this would also need to be redone. Ultimately, the whole feature would need to be redone from the ground up. This is going to take a lot more time. The Spotlight Contest was transitioned over from another site, which is why we were able to add it more easily. Making a new one will take many dozens of hours for coding, so at the very least it'll take a few weeks just focusing on that alone—but I think it might be a higher priority for us to work on fixing bugs and taking other player suggetions. This feature was nice to test out on 4dopt, but ultimately it seems to have some serious fundemental flaws. It works wonderfully on the site it came from, but didn't translate well to this site.
2020-12-06 13:22:05

Judging by the conversation in the Discord the TLDR is just that lots of species makes it hard to vote effectively because going through every tab is just tedious, there were a lot of species with only one entrant and the system had potential exploits (like making an unobtainable species and then farming points by being the only entrant). There was a discussion about only selecting a certain amount of species + an other section for the species that aren't selected but that would mean a complete recoding so it's not a priority right now
2020-12-06 13:16:48

If the amount of species possibilities was a problem, maybe the system could choose (ex)10 species per week to be eligable
2020-12-06 13:16:06

Personally I thought the many species being allowed was awesome! And the more players there are on the site the better and fuller each species list would be!! It was GREAT that there was one winner and tons of others.
2020-12-06 13:14:05

Can I ask what happened??? I thought it looked great

New Item!

2020-12-06 12:30:01



Floral Gift Bag
has been released!

"A gift bag with flowers on it."

Floral Gift Bag was created by Marcel.
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New Species!

2020-12-06 11:30:01


Sauricorn
has been released!

"It's a horse! No, a dinosaur! No it's a ... you know, honestly, I don't know. They just appeared one day, as you please, as if they'd always been around. Thick armor covers their spine and tail, protecting them unknown predators."

Sauricorn was created by rho.
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New Species!

2020-12-06 10:30:01


Pandana
has been released!

"Despite they’re small stature, affable temperament and adorable appearance, do not assume a Pandana is weak. These ailurids are skilled martial artists that harness speed, agility and magically enhanced neckwear to subdue those who dare to assault and undermine them of they’re honor. If you do manage to get them on your side, you will have a loyal and friendly pet as well as the element of surprise in your own personal security."

Pandana was created by Zoologenet95.
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New Species!

2020-12-06 09:30:01


Parrot
has been released!

"These creatures are very friendly and loud. They can usually be found flocking where people are, singing and mimicking whatever words they happen to hear."

Parrot was created by Orion.
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New Item!

2020-12-06 08:30:01



Rejuvenated Star
has been released!

"Every few years, starias undergo a period of absence, disappearing from the world without a trace, those in captivity becoming dull and lethargic. After this period, they return at full force, shining brighter than ever before."

Rejuvenated Star was created by Sage.
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New Species!

2020-12-06 07:30:01


Waterbirb
has been released!

"SCIENCE has created a swan with the significantly less evil personality of some popular pet birds! Mostly. You can't take the dinosaur out of birds entirely. And then there was the geese disaster."

Waterbirb was created by rho.
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New Item!

2020-12-06 06:30:01



Black Rose
has been released!

"Perfect for your goth needs."

Black Rose was created by rho.
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New Item!

2020-12-06 05:30:02



Valentines Bag
has been released!

"A gift bag to celebrate Valentine's Day."

Valentines Bag was created by Marcel.
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New Item!

2020-12-06 04:30:02



Party Gift Bag
has been released!

"A gift bag given out at a party."

Party Gift Bag was created by Marcel.
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New Item!

2020-12-06 03:30:01



Rainy Gift Bag
has been released!

"A gift bag for rainy days."

Rainy Gift Bag was created by Marcel.
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Adopt Spotlight

2020-12-06 00:04:07


Stargaze won the Spotlight Contest!

Stargaze won against 20 contestants with 231 opponent votes.

The jackpot was 11275 PTS, 5520 adopt EXP, 2810 energy, and 1355 account EXP.

Species Winners:

Thump won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

RabbitLate won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

BlitzSee won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

QMuted won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

CompoundingHate won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

AxiomUnfathomable won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

ThoughtsGecko won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

ButterflyButler won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

Betrayed won against 1 opponents for 510 PTS, 105 adopt EXP, 110 energy, and 25 account EXP.

BriarStems won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

MelodyOlive won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

ThinkFib won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

GiftCacti won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

Airways won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

BeholdEars won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

BeverageCautious won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

ChalkyDiver won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

CostumePacked won against 0 opponents for 500 PTS, 100 adopt EXP, 100 energy, and 20 account EXP.

You can now vote for the next winners!



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2020-12-06 00:21:42

Congrats to the first winner

Referral Giftboxes

2020-12-05 19:51:19

A fix has been made regarding giftboxes. An unintended error was resulting in 6 giftboxes being given for every 100 credits purchased if the payments were split into two separate purchases, instead of the intended 5. This has now been fixed!



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Seekers Area

2020-12-05 15:34:52

There is a new area specifically for seeker adopts who get sold through seekers and sent area.

This is a special area with a unique unlock method, becoming available after at least one adopt is sold through seekers.
It also has unique mechanics. It cannot be populated by items or species from creators. No items can be found in this area, and there is no mass explore. Only adoptables from seekers, misc events, and blurbs can be found here.

All seeker adopts will go here from now on.



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Name Themes

2020-12-05 14:55:56

The naming categories feature has been expanded on. Species creators can now select from a variety of different types of naming themes in the species panel (under basic info). This will cause adopts of that species to be more likely to have those types of words in their name.

More naming themes have been added to areas as well to give them the game a little more immersion.



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New Item!

2020-12-04 12:30:02



Snowy Gift Bag
has been released!

"A gift bag with a snowflake pattern. Wanna peek inside?"

Snowy Gift Bag was created by Marcel.
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