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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.
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!
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 10th Aug 2010
I'm going to be in and out for the next couple of days as I'm in the run-up to my wedding currently. x3

The day is August the 14th.

So what does this mean for you guys??


I'm going to be releasing a link on the map (automatically obviously) this Saturday that, when you click it, will enable you to grab some wedding-related goodies that day, as my present to everyone. :)

After the 14th I will be honeymooning in Paris until Thursday night, but to be safe let's say I won't be back until Friday. :) All donations will continue to credit automatically (besides echeques which I must credit manually - please hold off on those until I return please) and our head moderator, Kitei, has my phone number to contact me for any emergencies - though I'm very certain you're all safe in her hands. ;)

Make sure to login on the 14th. They're both great items.
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 6th Aug 2010
There's a really interesting event happening over this weekend and it's called Siminar. It's an online event where SIM game owners are coming together to give talks on not only their games, but also on everything from designing, to building to running your own game.

I will be speaking at Siminar on Saturday AND on Sunday.

The above schedule is in US Central Time, which is also the same time Exhibited runs on (so you can check EX for the current time at Siminar ;)). I'll be speaking on Day 1 (Saturday) at 2.45pm about Search Engine Optimization - all the tips and tricks involved in marketing your website.

On Day 2, Sunday, at 12:15pm, I will be speaking about Exhibited and revealing some little secrets here or there. It will also be an opportunity for you to ask me questions and probe me for information if you so wish. XD

Both days I will be speaking live over a microphone and you will be able to chat with me afterwards and ask questions.

There's also going to be a Siminar-run trivia, where I have donated a forever upgrade right here on Exhibited for winners. ;)

To access Siminar, go here, just click this link.

I hope to see you guys there!!

EDIT: I'm now speaking at 11 on Exhibited. ;) Robyn from Alacrity will be speaking straight after me!
New Month
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 3rd Aug 2010
So, it's August and things *should* have rolled over. ;)

Unfortunately they didn't though. Clubs have had to be manually reset this month (should be fixed for next month however) and I've manually given out the prizes for this month's club.

The winner of last month was the Claw Club. All claw club members have been sent their club's summer item, the Claw Club Bracelet.
Claw Bracelet

I need to know who had the most votes for their club last month so I can set them to be this month's leaders. Please comment with your club name and the person you saw with the most votes. I already have feather's ready. ;)

This month's donation item has changed to a reeeeeeally cool item too, the Candyland Background. I've also dropped it to donating a minimum of $20 to receive this item, because I think everyone should have it. XD It's so cool.


We also have a new moderator: Everyone welcome Herbal (#416) to the team! ;D
Small Updates
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 27th Jul 2010
I've made continous little small updates throughout the site since the server change.

Mostly I've:

- Fixed bugs. The ones I have fixed are on the forums and are "locked".
- Added a status to chat, where you can set yourself to away. This icon will appear: away
- Added a lurk button for mods. ;)
- Added a "notes" link at the top for upgrades. It's just a pop-up window where you can store your own private notes! (This is especially useful for me).

I will next be moving onto developing herbivores as we've had a few images come in. Here's a preview of one:


Those of you who have been in chat with me will know my plans for them, but a quick recap:

- Setup much like fish, requiring minimal care
- Gradings (such as A+, A, B etc) for the animals
- Automatic breeding with seasons
- Rearing for meat
- Pack hunting

Alongside this I am intending to develop some more side-stats (Hunting Experience, Agility Experience, Racing Experience) etc that will be boosted in different ways. This will probably cause a revamp of dino pages to fit all the extra information in.

I'll keep everyone posted over the next few days. :)
New Server
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 25th Jul 2010
Hey guys, I swapped servers today. Sharing with Ala and EV was great but it wasn't fair on them because EX was eating up most of the resources, so I traded us over to our own server. :D It took a while and there's still some tweaking to be done, but I think we're about there.

The only thing that's down at the moment are dinosaur images. The image-creation system I use isn't properly installed on this server yet but I have a ticket filed and it should be done.

In the meantime I'll be uploading a backup of the images I did have saved and when the server is done installing, all you'll have to do is click the "no image?" link and your dinosaur image will be recreated. Lay off of it for now though, because it won't work.

EDIT: They're working again. If your dinosaur has an image missing, just click the link to regenerate one for it. :D

I'll keep you posted. <3 Enjoy the speed!
Site Trivia!
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 23rd Jul 2010
Lucien (#35) is going to be hosting some site trivia today at 5pm EX time.

There will be an opportunity to earn scales for the site, flex your dinosaur and Exhibited knowledge, and have a whale of a time!

For more information, checkout this thread.

Good luck everyone!
Desert Background
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 21st Jul 2010
There is a new background available.. The desert!

Desert BG

Available in stores now. ;)
Site Lag
Posted by Kitty (#1) on 19th Jul 2010
I'm aware of the site lag that Exhibited is experiencing every so often. It's not an all day thing at the moment (thank God!) but it's becoming a problem and I'm not happy with it.

Exhibited is currently hosted on Alacrity's server, thanks to the wonderful Robyn, and is also alongside Equiverse, so the three games are battling it out for space right now.

The three of us together are monitoring what scripts are hogging the most resources and going in straight away to optimize those scripts for speed, and save resources where we can.

If by Friday the site speed hasn't improved and there are still occassional slow periods, I'll switch us over to our own server. Hopefully scale purchases will be stable enough to fund this; as a dedicated, managed server is extremely expensive. x) But so far so good!

I'd like to personally thank everyone so far for your contributions, positive feedback, donations and just general being awesome. New and old members alike, you all rock, and I hope you have tons of fun on Exhibited. Remember, the game is here for YOU, and YOU make it, so whatever suggestions, complaints or queries you have, don't hesitate to post them. Our wonderfully dedicated moderator team are here to help, as am I. :)

Thank you for your patience!