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Under 13s
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 1st Oct 2010
Some of you may have noticed now that there has been a change to the message boards and chat rooms.

Under 13s are no longer permitted to enter the chatroom or the main message boards. Instead, all under 13s have access to under 13-only boards consisting of general, sales, roleplaying and help/bugs. The only non-under 13s that will be able to access these boards will be moderators, for obvious reasons.

The decision to do this was not taken lightly. It is to give under 13s an extra safety bump and was decided after receiving several complaint emails from parents. Instead of removing all under 13s from the site completely, I decided it would be fairer - and more logical - to do things this way. :) There are no changes to gameplay (no features are lost) - it's only the boards that have changed. These changes have been made to protect under-13s, and as soon as they turn 13 they will be able to access the main boards again.

I expect there will be a few complaints but I hope all of you can understand why I made this decision, and agree that it's for the best. :)
ZOMBIE TAG!!!
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 1st Oct 2010
So I have released one of the new games for Halloween today and it's ZOMBIE TAG! This game is played via the boards and the aim of the game is simply to infect as many players as possible - and in turn, get infected. You can view your "zpoints" and read more about this game here.

You can earn yourself this awesome trophy if you play:


The other one will come along sometime this week. ;D

Spread the zombieness!!!!!

As a side note: as it's Halloween this month, which is my favourite holiday of the year... Every $20 donation or more will get you a Zombie Cookie which will give a dinosaur some pretty good boosts. ;D

Zombie Cookie
Preview of things to come...
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 29th Sep 2010
I have a preview of part of one of the games that are going to span all of October in celebration of Halloween. ;)

Brain!

A scale to the first person who correctly guesses what this year's theme will be. :D

Clara got it. Yes, this year's Halloween theme is zombies.
Updates
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 28th Sep 2010
We've been having a slight issue with cron but I *should* have nailed it now:

- All dinos that age per day (not login per day) have had cron run for them so should be able to train, get hungry etc again today.
- All dinos that age per login have been aged back by two days (if the owner logged in today already and started the first half of their cron) so that when they login again tomorrow, it should all go through.

I've also smashed a few bugs today, and there's a few new additions:

- A URL button for the chatroom, so you can post links without having to race to copy and paste before the room refreshes. It will automatically open a new window once you click them too.

- An inbreeding counter. I've been listening to what you guys have been asking for and I decided to come up with a happy medium. From now on, if you breed a mother to a son, a father to a daughter or a brother to a sister, every egg you get will be 100% inbred. Every half brother and half sister you breed together, the egg will be 50%. This will only decrease through new generations - breeding a 0% to a 100% for example would give you a 50% egg, etc etc. The dinosaurs will also get lower intelligence than a 0% inbred egg would.

- The Pyroraptor now has a chick picture. ;) (Microraptor to follow..)

Pyroraptor Baby
Downtime
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 26th Sep 2010
There's been some small downtime over the weekend and I'd just thought I'd let you know why:

We've had a server change (again). We're now on a faster, cheaper server. (..Again.) XD

I'm going to start bug hunting again as of tomorrow and then begin herbivores (again) and work on some upcoming, super fun games for Halloween.

October will be a much better month than September, promise. <3

Update: Just to confirm - yes, server time has changed. This is because the new server is in a location with a slightly different timezone.
Bug
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 11th Sep 2010
I'm aware of the bug that was hit (item bug), so I immediately restored the backup that was taken yesterday. All your items should be back now.

A bit annoyed this has happened again - I'm starting to think this could be an outside influence. I'll be monitoring things closely to see.
Recent updates
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 7th Sep 2010
I've recently moved into our new house and that, coupled with a new puppy (crazy times) has set me back AGAIN. So it's probably going to be another week or so before I can get back to grips with everything, and I really appreciate how patient everyone is being. :)

I've released a new health item just so there's another one circling around, as I know loads of you battle!

Bottle o' medicine

It has also been brought to my attention that a few of you have been deliberately being rude to moderators and misbehaving. I'd like to enforce that, when a moderator asks you to do something, you must do it. A moderator doesn't pick favourites or choose sides, a moderator enforces the rules of Exhibited to keep it open and a safe place to play for people of all ages. They should be your friends, not your enemies. They take on extra work and move your posts, prompt me over bugs and really do their best to make sure you have a fun time here. So please respect them. :)
Bugs & Items
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 27th Aug 2010
Just so you know:

I'm fixing bugs left right and center here (making up for my honeymoon time off I think! ;)) so that's the area I'm directing my EX energies for the time being. Kitei (our head moderator) is acting as my Personal Assistant and is organizing me and prioritizing which bugs get fixed first (you'll also notice I changed it so locked topics on the bugs board fall to the end), so I'd advise against messaging me directly with a bug right now.

I have also changed the Health items to restock a lot more now and the minimum every Health item will restock is by 30. I'll also release a couple of new Health items over next week as well.

Bare with me everyone, I'm working round to everything. And you're all beautiful. <3
New moderator!
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 26th Aug 2010
We have a new moderator!!

Everybody say hello to Dyr.. :) I'm sure she'll do a brilliant job here!

As regards to hiring new moderators, I'm working on it. Right now I've decided to handpick people who I feel would be suitable as opposed to opening up the applications.
Backness!!
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 23rd Aug 2010
I'm back (albeit a few days late) and ready to roll again. ;)

I have some more news for everyone.

I am moving into a new house with my husband and will be giving up my full time job.

But what does this mean for you?

Well - I now have enough time to be full time with Exhibited. ;) This means more features will get completed, bugs will be squashed quicker and everything will just be speedier from my end.

We move in on September the 6th but I'd plan for at least a few days before I can properly settle and resume EX work.

As for now - if you wouldn't mind giving me a couple of days to catch up with emails, messages etc I'll then start on the inevitable bugs and start reappearing in the chatroom. Then I'll start some new features (herbivores!). :D

It's good to be back!