A couple of updates!
There is a new background here on Exhibited. The graceful waterfall background - possibly one of the most beautiful ones we've had here so far! Click for a preview below:
And speaking of backgrounds - any new ones you purchase will automatically have ten uses. This was suggested by Herbal and will let you try out a background on a couple of different species to see which you like it on best.
As regards to herbivores;
I am very close to releasing them in their "first phase." The first phase will consist of raising them, breeding them and culling them for meat. The "second phase" (which will come later) will bring the hunting of them into play. I think splitting them like this is better because it won't feel like such a big job for me, and also so I can get them out to you sooner and so you can start raising your herds. :D
Herbivores are relatively easy to keep and after purchasing them, if you don't want to increase their grade you can basically just leave them be, except for refilling a few water troughs once a day (on login). They will feed themselves from the foilage in the enclosure (which you can fertilize with raptor poo to give it extra benefits ;D) but you can feed them extra grain as well if you want to give them a shot of additional nutrients.
Right now I am devising the sales platform for herbivores. As most of you already know, you'll purchase herbivores in herds, so it makes sense that you'll be able to sell them in herds too. :P And I figured that, considering the fact I'm viewing these like cattle, it would make sense if we sold them via an Exhibited "Cattle" Market. It will be a live auction that runs on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday that will auction the herds off one at a time to the highest bidders. I'm hoping this will improve some site activity and also make it a little more fun! (Regular sales will be available as an "extra".)
Below are a couple of screenshots of my current herbivores and some of the features you get (click to enlarge):
Expect them to come soon. :) I'm waiting on some item art for the herbivore meat and I also need to complete the live auction system, but once those are done I'll release them straight away to you guys, so you can start rearing huge herds ready for your dinos to hunt!