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  1. Onyx


    @tavsangel are you talking about teripets re-opening?
  2. Basically artists were claiming they were owed money for art. Other artists said no, there was never any cash payment given for art, and no one was promised any pay, that they were paid in site perks. The former owner also told me that no one was owed or promised money. But it basically ended up in a big ugly mess that stymied development. I had put a lot of resources already into the site, after purchasing it and buying new art etc, and the prospect of funneling more money and effort into it only to end up with a lot of ugliness surrounding the site just wasn't appealing. I'd like to see the site go back up for old time's sake, but it's not a modern game in any way, shape, or form and would never be a high-earning game in its current form, unless people are lots more nostalgic than I think they are
  3. I still have the entire teripets site but scapped developing it as a site of its own due to backlash from former artists. I still hope to some day include a "teripets land" of some kind into aethria. I had toyed with the idea of putting the old teripets site back up and just dealing with individual artist complaints as they came, but unfortunately that would require an operating budget, and these days people are just not willing to spend on petsites like they used to, so I can't support it financially.
  4. I'm sorry that it has taken so long to give you guys an update on progress! We've considered how the current game play has gone over with users, and identified some critical areas that require addressing in order for the site to reach its potential. At the top of the list is the deco system. It needs to be fixed so that it works as intended, including layering issues and khimbits not working in deco. Next, we know that the foraging system in khimeros has not been popular. The current plan is to change the system to gathering (a la Calligra and Aluriya) for quests and trash, and to include one foraging area for khimbit tokens and possible rares of some kind. In the longer term, we'd replace some of the current gathering to other activities like games or exploring, to keep gathering from getting too stale. The current chat system is under consideration, we'd like to know whether people favor an on-site chat room, or would prefer to stick with Discord as the main site chatroom. Finally, the aether doppels/fusions system doesn't seem to be popular. The current plan would be to potentially scrap that system and include aethers as growable Inklings. In order to get the deco system in working order and thus allow us to move forward with site development, we will need to raise funds for the programmer to complete that task. We are open to suggestions for things people would like to see and would be willing to spend money on, including custom items, custom growables, mystery packs, etc. To join the discussion, please meet us on Discord
  5. No, although players love custom stuff so if you have a system that can handle lots of custom markings that could be a thing. I mean like if you have a pet that is 400x 400 then have a sheet that is 1200 x 600 and completely covered with random spots. Then have a second marking that is covered with random patches or speckles or whatever. Have the two sheets move independently and it will give a natural looking marking that's always a little bit different.
  6. Yes like that except a large sheet covered wtih spots or whatever design you like. So instead of just moving the same design around on the base, you get a completely different look each time.
  7. Khimeros has the pinta marking, which is a series of 6 markings and you can get either a marking between the parents' marking numbers OR totally random depending on the option you select while breeding. Not exactly the same but sort of similar idea. I don't know the exact programming behind it though. Another thing that I want to have implemented is similar to our dyes system, but instead of the user being allowed to choose where to put the dye, it would be a big marking sheet with say for example, lots of spots all over it and the system would move the sheet around and then mask to the base in a random spot. This would give a different marking to every offspring that carries that pattern gene, expecially if you layered two different sheets, maybe one with patches and one with spots.
  8. I just made up some new khims for aethria. Ink Demon Bloodborne Smoke Eater
  9. examples of khimeros profiles you've done?
  10. This seems like a horribly bad idea for the developer. They put in all the work and money to develop a game, which they have to do with a specific game engine, and then at the end they have a CHANCE to win some money but have to give half the profits from the game to the contest promoter - which if it is any kind of a good game has a good chance to earn well over the prize money amount in its lifetime. I am not seeing any upside for developers here at all.
  11. It's worked really well for aethria's development and site members prefer to use the discord chat instead of the site chatroom even now that we are open. It's really nice to be able to have the different channels. We have about 180 on the discord server currently.
  12. Aethria is now open for free accounts! We do require that you use a registration code at this time, in order to keep the numbers of new users to a reasonable amount per day so we can evaluate the site stability. Codes are free! If you encounter anyone trying to sell or trade a code, please let us know so we can deal with that! If you'd like a code, please hop over to our discord server! I will hand out some codes each day. The site is in active alpha testing and still has some glitches and bugs, so be aware of that before joining! The site is pretty advanced for a game in alpha testing and has a lot of activities to do. The game is free to play but you can buy perks with premium currency. There are three Lands available within the world of Aethria: Khimeros Caldera, Aluriya and Calligra, with a new land, Merb'y Island, in the works. Each land has a different type of "pet" (we call them companions), different items to collect and different activities. So if you'd like to participate in alpha testing, head to the discord server! We'll only be allowing a certain number of new users per day, so you may have to be patient if there are those ahead of you.
  13. Only 4 accounts under #30 left! (23, 24, 28, 29).
  14. NOTE: There will be free accounts available once alpha release phase is complete. Account sales are set to open at 6 PM ATLANTIC time, Saturday, August 11.CHECK OUT THE SITE PREVIEW VIDEOS ON YoutubePlease note we are NOT opening the site at this time, we are opening sales of accounts so that we can start getting the information loaded into the database to prepare for opening, which will happen some time this month.The only reason you need to be around/purchase your account immediately at 6 PM, is if you are purchasing a deluxe or deluxe+ package and want a specific account number and don't want another person to claim it first, if you are purchasing ANY account level and want to be sure that you claim your chosen username, or if you are purchasing a basic account and want to be sure you get the lowest remaining unclaimed account number possible. Account sales will continue for some time, until we prepare for beta release.In order to participate, you will need to join the Discord server. You can find the Discord server here. You don't need to participate in discussion on the server, but you'll need to be able to post your information there on the designated channel if purchasing a package. You must send in your payment via paypal to khimeros@gmail.com clearly marked as a payment for an aethria account package, BEFORE you post post your desired username and ID on the appropriate Discord channel! You don't have to wait until 6 PM to make your payment, you can do so any time from now onward. However, any account and ID information post timestamped as BEFORE 6 PM Atlantic time on the Discord server will NOT count and you'll have to re-post!NOTE: We WILL be giving out bonus beads for outside US users to compensate for exchange rate, but you'll have to wait till the site opens to receive them."Forever Upgrades" WILL be available separately at a later date, but will cost more than they do when you buy them bundled into the Deluxe+ package.PACKAGES**The specific backdrop versions and Alpha growable tablets (tiger, wildcat and ink owl) will only ever be available by purchasing these account packages. They will never be made available again.**Note: you may grow your limited edition Alpha tablets or sell them, however any growable tablets GENERATED from the original are account-bound like all user-generated tablets. Grown Alphas ARE sellable to other users, however.)Basic Account Package $15: You will receive an official alpha account of the lowest remaining user ID that is available after Deluxe and Deluxe+ account holders have chosen their user IDs. You will be awarded a bronze Alpha trophy for your profile. You will receive a Big Sky Backdrop - Twilite and a "Soaring Alpha - Tiger" growable tablet. Deluxe Account Package $50: You will receive an official alpha account, and may choose the account ID you desire, as long as another user has not claimed the ID. ID selection is first come, first served. You will be awarded a silver Alpha trophy for your profile. You will receive a Big Sky Backdrop - Twilite , a Big Sky Backdrop - Dawn, a "Soaring Alpha - Tiger" growable tablet, and a "Soaring Alpha - Wildcat" growable tablet.Deluxe+ Account Package $100: You will receive a Forever Upgrade to your account. You will receive an official alpha account, and may choose the account ID you desire, as long as another user has not claimed the ID first. ID selection is first come, first served. You will be awarded a gold Alpha trophy for your profile. You will receive a Big Sky Backdrop - Twilite , a Big Sky Backdrop - Dawn, a Big Sky Backdrop - Summer, a "Soaring Alpha - Tiger" growable tablet, a "Soaring Alpha - Wildcat" growable tablet, and a "Soaring Alpha - Ink Owl" Tablet.You may purchase additional packages to get additional items, however you cannot hang on to more than one account. So you can purchase an additional package and give the account to a friend, or you can purchase an additional package and discard the account but keep the items, but you cannot purchase two accounts and hang on to the additional account to sell later. Anyone caught doing this may be banned from the site... please don't risk it. There will be a one month grace period beginning the day we allow alpha users on site, for you to sell any extra accountsAccounts and items ARE tradeable for other site currency ONLY where the other site also allows such. Anyone is free to purchase packages and sell the account or items at a later date, including other site owners, for site currency only. USD or other "real currency" sales are not allowed.
  15. This is a heads up that my new site, Aethria, will be opening some time this month! Pre-opening account sales are tentatively set for Saturday, 11 August. There will be more information and demo videos of the site, but I wanted to just get the word out there. If you are interested in participating or think you might be and want more info, please get yourself set up on our Discord, as that is where you will need to post to claim your account number when the time comes. You can use this link
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