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  2. Super excited for this! It seems really promising.
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  4. Anyone need Halloween items? I can draw some more if anyone wants to give me a list of items and I will try to draw them.
  5. If you don't own all the rights to the artwork or there are conditions/restrictions, it's okay. I'm just looking into how much leeway there is in site monetization, what content may need to be replaced for the future growth of the site, and factors to consider in estimating an offer.
  6. I’m interested in this and do not understand why anyone would want to change the staff?? They know the site, you don’t, they know the community, you don’t, sure bring in a coder and hire a couple of artist but if the admin/mod/writing team is functioning by itself and doing an awesome job why change. Judda you you have my offer, just want to let you know if you were to sell to me the only thing I would bring on board would be programming and an artist or two i know now this is a hard decision to make but in the end it’s whats best for you and what’s best for the site who you sell to. Cheers Mate Chaz
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  8. Hey there, I'm Jin (Nerkcast) and I am developing Venturepets. While I am not up on an official website yet I wanted to go ahead and share a little bit on venturepets! I actually meant to do this ages ago but wasn't happy with my layout at the time and now making progress. Started as a way to help me learn new digital art and programming, Ive been an avid player of multiple sites for over a decade and Ive always wanted to do my own. The venturepets universe revolves around various worlds, pet species and stories that involve Stars and their patron Aeons (God like elven type characters) who havent been seen in eons and magic types! My hope is that players will be able to help advance the story and creative content almost like an "open source" project without being an actual heres my code now go forth kind of project. While I have had a little bit of help already its mostly just me creating and coding. Trying to get the main stuff done before launching to a website I hope to soon be able to pay a programmer for a bit of work that I am struggling with but the process has been an absolute blast and the art style is evolving as I go along with my friends artwork. Venturepets name might even change since the domain I want is taken ! I have attached a few things to let you have a little bit of view on what i've done so far. I have also started a Patreon and I post updates from today forward there as well as my personal twitter account Twitter: https://twitter.com/nerkcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/venturepets ((( Side Note: I do take commissions for item art, items I make for commissions are never used for my own project. I have plenty to do for mine but If you need new items for your project Please message me, I did make a Artist for hire post))) Let me know what you think!
  9. I'm looking to hire someone to create a set of dungeon rooms that will be used as 'placeholder art' for now. The key here is quick and the other key is the angle in which the rooms sit: https://img.itch.zone/aW1hZ2UvMzM3MTU5LzIzOTQ1MzUucG5n/original/RY%2BHU4.png http://forum.profantasy.com/extensions/InlineImages/image.php?AttachmentID=2092 https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.439966753.5298/poster,840x830,f8f8f8-pad,750x1000,f8f8f8.jpg https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=978&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Dw2tXd2qGcW8-gTxooiADg&q=isometric+dungeon+rooms&oq=isometric+dungeon+rooms&gs_l=img.3...33709.38899..39036...0.0..0.78.1523.23......0....1..gws-wiz-img.......0i67j0j0i30j0i24.5keKoh7Va0g&ved=0ahUKEwid7qHknKzlAhVFnp4KHXERAuAQ4dUDCAc&uact=5#imgdii=FVJjXtVUHFC-CM:&imgrc=XYcZpWAbLyQKHM: Size: 200x200 Think of the placeholder images as 'sketches', but with some basic coloring applied. Detail is not important. Just needs to be visually recognized since this is art that will be replaced later on. For an idea of how the dungeon would work the user will choose to move into a new room (the other room options around it will be grayed out) and the room they're in won't be. I'll handle the grayed out version programmatically. In the future, depending on how things go, I'll eventually want high-res, production level versions. Let me know if you're interested and send over a few examples and your rates. If you only have high quality examples that's fine. Again, though, quick sketches with some quick coloring is all I need for these.
  10. Do you own all of the rights to the artwork or are there conditions/restrictions? Such as, could the images be printed on merchandise such as t-shirts, tote bags, etc. without paying a royalty, fee, or any other condition? or if a particular image or set of images are deemed incompatible with an artist's vision of the site's future style and needs to be redrawn, could those 'incompatible' images be sold / licensed / donated to another site with a compatible style without paying a royalty, fee, or any other condition?
  11. @Justin 1 - No 2 - No 3 - None - the code is pretty easy to understand once you look through it. The code for the layout updates is a lot easier to understand and a lot more self documenting. Yes I would be willing to do that.
  12. In the interest of due diligence: 1. Are there any outstanding debts or unpaid invoices not yet due? 2. Are there any current legal issues ongoing with the site such as copyright claims, disgruntled worker lawsuits, etc.? 3. What does your systems documentation consist of? I mean, are there diagrams (entity-relationship, data flow, etc), flowcharts (micro-level, macro-level, etc), code comments or is it just "self-documenting code"? Also, just as an aside, would you be willing to help in communicating with the existing team and the site's community for a smooth and peaceful transition of the site's operations from the existing team to a brand new team? I know, there are no guarantees that it would be smooth or peaceful, but would you be willing to talk with the existing staff and community to help make the transition smooth and peaceful as possible?
  13. I lost access to the account that posted this thread originally (sad face), so I am posting on the account I do have access to. Been implementing real-time features on the website so far after taking a multi-month break to focus on other things. First feature I'm going to implement is the ability to turn forum posts into chats — sometimes there's a specific part of someone's post that I want to go off on a tangent about, but because it's not germane it can disrupt the existing conversation. Being able to click on a post in a given thread and either join the chat about that post (if one exists) or start one from scratch (and notify thread viewers that a chat has been started / exists) would be great. Folks get the chance to talk in more detail in real-time about that post while still having it logged and searchable, linked to from the original post in question.
  14. Seeking Marketing/Manager Bunny Center, a rescue simulation browser game, is seeking marketing and basic management to get the game off its feet. This is a paid position so long as you can bring in revenue for the site. Contact me through private messages.
  15. @judda Ahh, unfortunately without some form of idea of what you'd like for it, I don't really know what to offer. I've not really been in the market for this, so I have no idea what it would go for. If you're comfortable discussing some sort of general idea, I'd be more than happy to try to work out an agreement with you.
  16. I'll send you a seperate message on verpets - but I'll take the rock monster, big fish, and the eye ball items.
  17. I no longer work with IcePets as of fairly recently, but I want to publicly say this: The team working with IcePets is a group of some of the most dedicated, well-functioning, and knowledgeable people I have ever worked with on a project. There are people on this team who have been running the day-to-day operations of the IcePets website for multiple years and know how the game and community ticks. They are equally known by the community and they know how to keep the site going. Whoever purchases IcePets obviously gains the ability to do what they want with the hiring and firing portion of the site, but as someone who worked with this team for over 4 years: if you fire them, you are doing yourself and the game a major disservice. It might also be a boon to mention that if you purchase this game, you can rest easy knowing you have an absolutely fantastic team of people who will back you up, as long as you are willing to listen and dedicate yourself to improving the site moving forward. I obviously have no horse in this race any longer, but I will stand on my soapbox and yell awesome things about the current team to anyone who will listen, and figured it was a piece of information a potential buyer might like to know.
  18. As previously mentioned, I have a number in mind however, I am not sharing it in order to get offers. 1 - Gold Accounts and ICE Purchases should be able to help sustain it for it a bit however, may not be able to pay for a ton of art at the same time. The budget for a year depends on your overall expenses. I am a programmer, so all I needed to do was pay for hosting and art. 2 - I have no control over what the owner does however, I do believe that if you cleaned house, the community would not like you as a lot of the staff are long time members who love the site. If I were the new owner, I would not do this. 3 - It is all held under my sole proprietorship.
  19. 1. Is it entirely financially self-sustaining? I mean, does all the money from "I.C.E. purchases" pay for everything that the site needs or do you need to pay for some things from your own money? If so, budget-wise, do you have an estimate on how much it would cost to run for at least a year less the money from "I.C.E. purchases" ? 2. Is it okay to "clean house"? I mean, I have a group of friends that I have worked with for years that I have bonded and built trust who have the skills that the existing staff has such as artwork and moderation. Would it be okay to fire all the existing staff and bring in all the people that I have known and trusted for years? or are there some kind of contract stipulations in place that I have to use the existing staff? 3. Also, for tax and liability purposes, how is the business legally structured? Is it a sole proprietorship, partnership, or LLC?
  20. This is old news, the $400 pricing didn't stick. Their current plans seem to be from $5-13 a month which isn't anywhere near $400. Plus they do allow some access for free again with blurring and watermarks if you go over that limit (but not broken). Not saying it's great, there are a lot of cheap and free alternatives out there anyway, but still very different than the 400 with broken images that was happening before.
  21. This is one of my game ideas. I like the name Wolfterra but I have yet to buy the domain. The idea behind this is a graphical chatsite game similar to Chatlands, Wolfing, Dreamshift, The Palace, Club Penguin, Animal Jam, Habbo Hotel, Pony.Town and more. The idea behind this is that people can visit locations and chat with one another using unique avatars. For this game, I have decided to carry on the long tradition of using wolves as a focus for the character concepts and lore. The reason why I choose to do this isn't simply habit but for several other reasons as well: wolves are social creatures as evident to our dog companions, and this is a platform that is meant to encourage social activity as a focus. Wolves also have well recorded behaviors that are so fun to translate into human concepts (profile -> sniff for example, or howl instead of message). Rich in lore, the possibilities for writing about wolves are fun and endless, with even the capability of making pop-culture references and more. They are also a prosecuted species, misunderstood but important ecosystem players -- and conservation and charity have all I've ever loved sporting for my entire art career. Other games, such as Animal Jam, allow for multiple animal species which is good for a catch-all. But if the catch-all is already there, why bother? I'd rather expand on customizable options for a single species and put a focus on creating art for events, achievements, treasures, whatever else instead of create 20+ elaborate species with minimal customizable options. I did this with Lupinar, a graphical chatsite I created with a focus on the Cenozoic and paleoart. You can see some of that artwork & screencaps here: Lupinar Artwork So this is "Wolfterra", a place where you're a wolf more than once a month! Heh. I am just going to dump some of my poor rough drafts first and expand on the various concepts behind them as I work to complete art aspects to it. I am the first to admit that some of these concepts probably don't make sense. BTW, these wolf avatars are stationary with minimal animation, if any. You move the avatar around using drag and drop. The environment should be able to change with the avatars to create a color palette affect and make the images appear involved in the atmospheres of the landscapes.
  22. I was super bummed when Tinypic closed down. Photobucket was an alternative; (I used to use it back when I was 11)... but I am not willing to pay that amount of money to upload images, and idk who would either tbh.
  23. I refused to use Photobucket cause of how their site felt, it didn't feel like it was made for the consumer to enjoy freely. At least this now confirms my worst fears that it was going that way, I prefer Imgur for image hosting anyway.
  24. Very lovely! The artist did a very nice job, especially on the sakura icon.
  25. @judda Hello! How much are you looking for exactly? Very interested.
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