You can now release adoptables to the explore areas. This can be done from the adopt's profile where the 'Send to Shelter' option now displays a dropdown.
There is a new official item, the Creator Shadow.
Unlike other transform items, this will allow you to transform an adopt into any of your own species (if you have any species on your account).
This shadow also has the unique ability to transfer marking layers and colors from one species to the next (since this can only be used by the creator, the marking rarity exploit is not a concern here).
Unlike other shadows, Creator Shadows are also common and easy to find in an early area, the Open Turf.
There has been a security update to the login system, which may have caused users to be logged out. The update though is now complete!
This is a heads up that we were going to be updating the cost of upgrades and adjusting amounts of storage in mid October.
Upgrades will cost 100 credits ($10) each, which will match the pricing on our other sites and is what we originally intended for 4dopt.
The $5 upgrades were an experiment, but we are unable to sustain the site with these so we need to revert back to our original pricing (which has been more effective at keeping the site funded).
Adopt storage is also going to be split, with 50% of it going to players with upgrades and permanent slots. Nobody will lose their adopts, however. If you are over your limit, the adopts will still be on your account (you just won't won't be able to purchase new ones until you are under the limit). This is also due to our lack of funding and increasing need for resources.
These changes are being made due to our inability to pay for our hosting. Staff don't get paid either. We've exhausted all other attempts to solve this such as looking into third party ads, individual ads, optimizations such as compression, coding to delete images not in use, adding more credit items and features, and even looking at alternate hosts. Unfortunately none of those attempts have helped and we are facing the possibility of disk space crash in 2021 with current situation. We believe the increased costs of upgrades and reduced storage will save the site and make it more sustainable in the longrun.
Thank you all for the support!
You can now allow or disallow other creators to use your items for transformation purposes. This option is now available on the item management page.
Custom Transforms have been recoded to add new features to the item were previously not possible.
With the new system, you can now assign multiple species to a single custom transform.
You can also use an official item as your transform item.
The custom transform item function has been removed, since any item can now be used as a transform. As such, you can choose any of the other functions as a 'secondary' use. All current custom transform items have been manually switched to PTS items by staff (creators can change this any time).
If you encounter any issues with this new system, let us know in the bug reports forum.
You can now set a species to evolve via stats (assuming you have activated a stat for your species).
Usernames can now be changed in the credit store.
The first name change is free, and following name changes can be bought for 25 credits.
We've started to develop the folder system for 4dopt. You can now create folders on your adopts page, move adopts between folders, and delete the folder you are currently viewing (at the bottom of the page).
This system may need some tweaks and additions, but should greatly help users in organizing their adopts!