A [noexplore] bio code has been added! This will prevent an adopt from showing up in the explore dropdown after being applied.
It will also cause them to be skipped by mass explore.
Per poll results both onsite and the official Discord server, the ability for creators to disable shelter and release to explore access on their species is being removed.
In order to provide plenty of time for creators to prepare for this change, it will not take effect until mid March or later. So if this update effects you, you can make any necessary changes to your species before then.
There is a new feature expansion that's being added to help creators manage their itemns/species. This is the new copyright/ownership transfer option that you can access from an item or species panel.
Transferring an item or species allows you to move items or species between your personal accounts, give unused species/item IDs to other players, or legally transfer ownership to another artist. Be sure to read the copyright agrement and understand the legal terms before sending your creation to someone else.
The submit asset to 4dopt.com option has also been moved to this page. This feature is still the same, but is no longer located on the 'release' page to prevent confusion. It also involves transferring copyright.
Keep in mind that the transfer features are intentionally complicated to use, so be sure to closely follow the instructions. This is designed with multiple steps and confirmations to be somewhat difficult, so as to ensure that a species/itrem won't be transferred by accident.
We received a notification from our website host that there may be donwtime on Wednesday, March 2 (2022) between 8PM and 4AM MT (mountain time/4dopt time). This is expected to last 15 minutes possibly, but sometimes this can vary, so this is a heads up on what we currently know about this maintenance period.