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Exhibited Press

So pretty~
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 10th Jan 2011
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!
Logins
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 5th Jan 2011
We had a slight problem with logins this morning which meant a few couldn't get online for a couple of hours - this has since been fixed.

It was a server issue which is good to go now.

If anyone (australians and such mainly) tried to get online and couldn't and then couldn't get online again today and lost a day or so for their dinos, let me know and I'll de-age your dinos for you. :)
Winter Contests
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 4th Jan 2011
The winter contests have finally come to an end! Thanks to everyone who participated - you should all have your relevant trophies now!

The winter art contest winners are as follows:

First place goes to:
Ankokou (#3281) with this entry! Ank won 40 scales and a Mystery Egg. :)

Ten scales also went to our three runners up:
Kaneon (#607) with this entry!
Daski (#1155) with this entry!
Zha'krisstol (#2373) with this entry!

Everyone's entries were so good - I'm impressed with all the great artists we have here at Exhibited!

And the writing competition winners are as follows:

First place goes to:
Zani (#2255) with their entry! Zani won 40 scales and a Mystery Egg. :)

Ten scales also went to our three runners up:
Unwritten Tale (#3511) with their entry: Intelligence.
Paya (#2473) with their entry: Untitled.
Owl (#4363) with their entry: Untitled.

You can view the winning stories on the boards.

The same goes for the written entries, also!

I'll definitely be holding some more of these contests - look out for them in spring! :D
Happy new year!
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 1st Jan 2011
Happy new year everyone! It's the 1st of January 2011 today which means a brand new year - let's hope that this year is Exhibited's best yet! :)

The monthly donation item has changed over to the rainbow potion:

Rainbow Potion

And the Mystery Egg has been removed, and slowly filtered into the game with an exceedingly rare chance. How do you get the Mystery Egg now? Will anybody ever know?

The rainbow potion will allow you to change a dinosaur's color to any color that you want. :)

Also, yesterday I made some progress with herbivores. There's still a long way to go because it's such a detailed feature, but I'm thinking that perhaps once I've finished care and breeding I'll release them, and then add in the actual hunting of them afterwards. What do you think?
Merry Christmas!
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 26th Dec 2010
I hope everyone had a merry christmas yesterday. :D

I had such a nice one I forgot to put the christmas plushie in the store!

So it's going to be here right up until Wednesday 29th December so everyone can pick it up before they miss out until next year.

Happy holidays!

Away
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 20th Dec 2010
I went away for the weekend to my parents house and came back today to a) a TON of snow, b) a TON of entries and c) a TON of bugs (nailed most of 'em!). LOL

I've added all the entries up to the contest entries list and today, I'll be working on all the bugs. Don't worry, I'm back now. :P

*floats*
IT'S SNOWING!
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 16th Dec 2010
YES, It's snowing AGAIN here in the UK!! And...

On Exhibited too!!

That's right. ;D Snow is falling every 15 minutes on player's farms (if they have logged in today!) and you can harvest these snow pieces to roll together to make snowballs! We're having a snowball fight here on Exhibited, so get making them snowballs!

There is also a winter art and winter writing competition going on where the winner will be able to win 40 scales and a mystery egg!

Read more here. Have fun everyone!

Edit: Sorry, but edited EX art is not enterable for the art competition. :P
Quick update!
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 11th Dec 2010
Just a quickie:

- I've upped food restock amounts (except rares).

- I've made it so it's a 1 in 8 chance of getting an item from the cave as opposed to guaranteed.

- I've removed the t rex potion from the slots machine and am retiring it for a while.

Also, if anyone attempts to sell a gift-wrapped item and advertises it as a rare, I personally wouldn't buy it. ;)
New chatroom!
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 6th Dec 2010
We have a brand new chatroom here at Exhibited.

It's a java chatroom hosted on different servers to our own. It's fast, instant, doesn't have constant page refreshes (thus it's easy to highlight and such), has a private messsaging system and enables you to battle and chat at the same time.

Best of all, it will be able to handle huge masses of people at once - something which our original chat couldn't do.

If the site should go down for any reason or we get masses of lag, the chat should continue to run unharmed and unaffected, so I'd recommend keeping chat tabbed if you want to just incase anything happens! If you leave the chat window open also, it should keep you logged in if you do nothing else around the site.

Have fun! (Please remember you need java enabled to use the new chatroom.)

MINOR EDIT: Backgrounds and clipons are both removable and are now in the dinosaur's "equipment" tab. Pages will also no longer automatically space out things.
Trades~
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 3rd Dec 2010
You can now create trades and trade items, money and scales with other players. I quickly put this in because I know people are currently "manually" trading on the boards and some minor disagreements have happened. This should solve it! ;D

You can view the trades page from the "Bartering" area.

Oh, and keep opening the advent calendar guys!