Auction Bugs - There was a bug regarding auctions. If you placed bids when the auctions were opened recently, you may have been affected. This bug was exploitable, but there is no evidence that any players intentionally exploited and it was reported promptly. We can't trace who had been affected, but good news is that the amount that was affected is very small, will not affect the economy, and therefore we are not going to do a rollback and will not worry about it.
If you would like affected money deducted by staff manually, feel free to post here.
We also have a few new polls!
Adopt IDs within Species
Self-made Creation Limits
The Auction House is now open!
This feature has been greenlit through staff testing, and is ready for players to try it out! Keep in mind, because it is new, there may be bugs that need to be fixed. If you want to try the new feature when it has been tested more, we recommend waiting a week or so before using it.
If any bugs are found, be sure to let us know in the bug reports forum.
You can access auctions from your adopts page.
Notification Settings have been added, which you can now access from your notifications page. This will allow you to hide or unhide notifications by category.
Hiding notifications will make them no longer appear in your bell icon sidebar notifs, as well as from your notifications page altogether.
But have no fear! It only hides, and does not delete your notifications. You can unhide them anytime and they will magically reappear.
The Adopt Search can now find adopts by color name (contains) and old name (contains).
We have also added an auction checkbox, but the auctions feature hasn't been released yet (this will come later).
The Auction feature is not released yet, but is in the debugging process. The Achievements system is also being debugged by staff. These will likely be the next two features to see a release.
Transform items are back! Previously, they were taken down due to the issue of sometimes lacking a use (in the case of custom transforms especially, if creators don't assign a species).
After a lot of discussion, testing various recodes we've done behind the scenes, and polling, we've ultimately found an easy solution would be to allow transform items to give PTS by default as an alternative use.
Shop search has been updated to include a search by use feature, so you can find the cheapest energy item, or whatever else you're seeking. Leave the name field blank for all, or combine it with a name search!
An achievements system is in the works behin the scenes. We have recently added counters for: adopts sold through profiles, adopts adopted through shelter, rare adopts found in explore, breeding (was already added), highest bank balance, items sold through your shop, items used (quantities are counted), and a few other things that you will be able to earn rewards for. This is not out yet, but something to look forward to!
A recolored indicator has been added to identify adoptables that have been recolored before (you can see this in the color field on their profiles).Adopts that existed before implementation are all marked as recolored, but we currently have a poll that you can vote in to either keep it the same or have this switched for older ID adopts.
A small lvl 10 restriction has been added to polls to help keep the polls more accurate.
Some polls are open as we are seeking more feedback on various things for the site.
Species 'Journal' Poll
Renaming Layer Groups Poll
Items Logs Poll
'Omni' Gender Poll
Species Location Limits
The zoom feature has been reworked to only appear in explore now.
We have added a new indicator to adoptables to show whether they have ever been recolored at any point.
We did not previously have data stored for this, so all adoptables that existed before the feature was added on the site have been marked as recolored.
The feature we recently added (allowing you to view a fullsized image of an adoptable) had to be removed due to an issue that we can't find a workaround for.
What was this feature? When an adoptable's image is clicked, a full view appears in a popup.
The issue: In some areas like the adopts page and search, clicking images goes to the profile. We had to move this link to be the name, lvl, gender, etc. info instead of the images. Some users said they were having trouble accidentally clicking the image when they wanted to go to the adopt's profile instead.
Workarounds: We originally tried to resolve this by making the fullsized image direct to the adopt's profile (so even if you accidentally click the popup, you can still get to profile). However, we got feedback that this was not idea.
We then tried to remove the popups from areas where images used to link to profiles. Unfortunately this caused a bug.
We have looked into other workarounds such as having a clickable magnifying glass icon, but there is some concern that this could get in the way of adoptables images since it would have to be positioned near them. The other possible workaround was that the popup could contain a mini profile with some basic information, but this wouldn't be the full profile so still might be a problem.
We will keep working on this!
We are testing a new potential feature that copies an adopt image to use as a species preview. Let us know if you like it, or have any issues with it so far.
If you are an artist/species owner, you can now copy an adopt to update your species 'preview'—this will replace the essential layer only image with whatever image you choose.
The adopt must belong to you, and must be out of storage (this is needed in order to copy the images, as stored adopts do not have images).
You will get an error if the adoptable does not have a rendered image to be copied, but you can solve this quickly by viewing the adopt on their profile.