The Terms of Service has been updated with a new section on critique of artwork, detailing that artists should be asked if they wish to receive negative comments or critique beforehand.
The level slot system (how many adopts, species,. etc. one can have on their account) has been re-adjusted to be spread out from levels 1-500 instead of 1-300.
The old system was made back before large quantities of items could be found and used, so we're updating it to scale with new ease of leveling.
This is also being done to discourage alt accounts used for holding adoptables—although we allow this, it's only because there way for us to accurately enforce rules against it. Having a lot of players using alts to keep more adoptables can ultimately damage the site, so we want to make sure this is something that only very few players will want to do.
Another update on the transform items issues.
We have determined that these items, both shadows and custom transforms, need more development to fix issues that have been brought up by players. These issues include:
1. User-created items not having a use, due to the creator removing a species that was previously applied.
2. Only have essential layers available (lack of color transforms).
We have not been able to find any easy solutions to either of these issues, so these items are being disabled until we can fix the problems with them.
This may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months or more, as it will require a lot of recoding and testing to make sure the transform items are up to standard.
In the meantime, we recommend that creators remove their transform items from explore, since they will not be usable until we fix the issues with them.
All transformation items, including shadows, are now down due to various issues with these features.
We will work on improving these items so that they're more usable in the future!
Custom transform item functionality is being removed due to issues with the items.
You will still be able to use your current items, and edit species in species creation tools for now until we figure out what to do with these.
We recommend using SHadow of a Doubt instead, as these items have not had the same issues.