Many Thanks to Darky for taking this on; The Dark Corners can now once again open the doors to the East Wing!
That's right; Cyborg pets are now obtainable!
This works the same way as the rest of the Dark Corners does right now; you may use your old Magical Coins, or buy some from the Trepuldra, and follow the roleplaying rules listed in The East Wing in order to get your pet positively cyborgified! Darky will be doing all of the artwork for this area, but the stats are done in concert by the mods*.
*We need to give the reminder; you have no say in your stats- please be respectful to the mod team when you get your stats. There have been issues with this in the past! Remember, these are systems we never expected to get back so it's a real privilege that we get to have this again!
There is a new ability that has been implemented specifically for your cyborgs, somewhat like the one for the Temple of Shadows!
Cybernetics The creature was enhanced at the East Wing, and now appears to be a little more robot than flesh in some ways. This creature has Electrical Resistance due to the implants. This creature cannot attack (or be attacked by) any other creature with this ability. Creatures with this ability are also considered to have a "iron-will", in addition to infra-red/heat-vision. Only creatures cybernetically enhanced in the East Wing can have this ability. Passive - Untrainable
Last Edit: Apr 25, 2019 14:01:05 GMT -6 by Renathan
Lola can now be grown into Lotine using the Potion of Lola Maturity! We have new lotine files thanks to Darky!
Sorry I forgot to mention that before. 0.0
The New Quest is up! This one is kinda complicated, so please read it thoroughly before taking it. The old quest will remain up until the end of the month for those that are not finished yet/haven't started quite yet but You Cannot Do Two Quests at a time! Please complete one before moving to the other one!
Okay. So read this, all of this, so that no one will be confused. We've got an update for some of you that folks will probably like. It is super important that this is read; this site is and always has been a reading-heavy one, and I apologize for it. If you have confusion, ask a moderator!
IF you have a 'grandfathered' IE: OLD secondary Character that has an account on TAPATALK up to and only #1 of them you may do the following in this order.
1. Post In this thread with the correct Form all filled out. 2. AFTER doing that, and ONLY after doing that, make the new account with the old name. 3. AFTER doing that, register this account in this thread using the correct form. 4. AFTER doing that, and only after doing that, you can bring things over from tapatalk- here is the list of things you can do. -Bring over your character sheet; put it in Character Creation -Bring over your kennel -Bring over your home/s -Bring over your pets -Post in the registries to register all of your stuff -Post your garden thread -Post your Journal 5. Here are things you are not allowed to do on your grandfathered account up to this point. -Roleplay. AT all. Not in your kennel, not in your garden thread, and not in your homes. Your first month is not payed for! 6. Now, you CAN pay for your account using the methods mentioned in the above thread. If you do so; you can then roleplay! Yay! c: Note that your secondary character won't be moved from character creation until it is paid for the first month at least. Alternatively, you can do 1 & 6 at the same time; if you do, you can make your account AND roleplay on it at the same time! Cool!
This is so that people that have 'grandfathered' (old tapatalk secondary characters) can get their stuff set up and registered. We realize that this was a problem previously, it was not something that I (a fallible human being) foresaw being an issue when I worked to mobilize the staff team to get y'all this feature again. I am sorry for not getting it right the first time. I really try.
Do not take advantage of this please. Remember that this is only for characters that existed on the old tapatalk site; if you want a new character, you have to go through the usual methods of paying first regardless.
I repeat; DO NOT just make a secondary account and sit on it until you can/feel-like pay/ing if you don't have a secondary character that was paid for on tapatalk! This is important for registry purposes and so that we can make sure no one is breaking the rules! You can accidentally break the 'one character per person' rule (that is circumnavigated by the secondary character system) if you do this, and we don't want that to happen. This is also going to be firm because one day we may get new members, and we do not want them to be confused. I promise that we do things for reasons.
Notes: You will be breaking the rules if you roleplay using your grandfathered character before paying for the month! You will be breaking the rules if you roleplay using any secondary character in a month you have not paid for unless the character is a permanent one! You will be breaking the rules if you make your secondary account before posting the form in that thread! Please do everything in that numerical order above, it makes it easier for us to make sure that you aren't roleplaying/cheating/check through your posts. (Also, you don't have to do the kennels and stuff in any order, just the numbered steps.)
The Mod team worked on several Player Combat Fixes Today!
This has been a long time coming, and we hope that you will find this as exciting as we do! Please carefully check over all of the changes, so that you have more of an understanding of what all has been worked on.
1. Mawashi Geri had a fix to the way that it works, in order to keep it from being overpowered.
This was because of an accidental wording error that was in the expertise, please check it out and read it if you plan on taking it/have already taken it.
2. Armor now has a different system for calculating how damage is done to it. This is referred to as Armor Integrity.
This is to keep armor quite useful in the future.
3. Weapon Ranges have been added, and this changes the way that ranged combat works.*
This adds a really unique element to fighting, and adds meaning to the 'ranges' that are in the expertises listed!
4. We have clarified the wording as to how many skill points can be spent in Marksmanship and Combat combined, and how many each one caps at individually.
Please read this carefully. Every where that previously mentioned this is contradictory and confusing was have been changed to fit this exact wording.
*Please keep in mind that Weapon types will be added to the Weapons thread in the combat section as soon as possible, we are working with a consultant to add the weapon ranges in a way that makes sense for each individual weapon type. This will take a bit of time as we work it out!
There have been a lot of changes, and will probably be more changes in the future as we test and figure out the combat system over the life of t he site. This system is the site baby; and it needs to be nurtured and watched carefully as we continue on! We ask for your patience and cooperation as time goes on with this complex system.
We have some really good stuff going on! Everyone knows that our site has been a mess for a long time. We are working Right Now to consolidate certain aspects of the site so that you don't have to desperately search for things in random areas on the site. All of the old threads will be there still, but they will be in areas that make sense, finally.
There is now only one News Section. We didn't need 3+.
Public Projectswill be used by Mods to ask y'all for things if we need them! We'll post threads there, but you can post in a thread that we make if it is relevant!
There is now only one Help Section. We didn't need 3+. The Player Guide has all the Rules & Tutorials in it, sorted by type in subsections. The Requests section is for ANYTHING you need a mod for that we have made threads for. This includes stuff like the Pachee pollen thread, the Permit Applications, Potion thread, etc. World History now actually has ANYTHING Pethia related in it; including the radio threads. The Magical Menagerie Labs area now has the Temp Image Collection, The Adopt Me! thread, and the Pocket pet zoo for ease of finding those critters to adopt! Some of the old areas were removed because they didn't have any use (IE: Beyond Area that was empty/unused.)
Everything should be much easier to find now and actually make sense as to where they are! If you have any questions though, feel free to ask!
In addition, in the future Tournies we will have new types of Tournies Available!
My favorite part about today is this new announcement. We will be having new types of Tournies available! We will be running all of our old types of tournies as well if there is still interest in them (IE: Petite and Free for Alls, as well as all the others, will still be around) but we will also be doing Tournies that are separating the Power Levels into much smaller groups!
This means that we will probably be separating (in all but the old tourney types, those will remain unchanged) the power levels into groups of 1-2 or 1-3 at a time, so that you can now train a creature that normally would get absolutely dusted by a huge monster in a tourney, for a tournament and you could win!
IE: Power levels 1-3, Power levels 4-6, Power levels 7-9 will all be grouped together for a tourney JUST FOR THEM! We may run a power level 4-6 tourney, meaning you can't enter a pet any higher or lower than 4-6. This will allow for species that might not otherwise be able to ever win a tourney to be able to actually be trained for once! We may actually change the groupings for power levels a tad, but you get the gist. C:
So train your pets that you otherwise wouldn't, and don't worry about them getting absolutely trounced by a power level 10 monstrosity! This should allow for creatures to have a chance in the future that wouldn't otherwise.
Our upcoming Tourney, announced for the deadline 5/20/19 is STILL a Free-For-All. If this tourney goes well, we will be doing a Petite Tourney next, though it will be a while. C; You will have a good long time to train! After that, we will probably be running those power-level Tiered Tourneys for a while, so feel free to train those pets you never thought you would!
I know that everyone has been here forever, and I respect that, but Everyone needs to go Read the Rules thread again, and perhaps even the entire Rules area. Remember that these are located in the Player Guide.
There has been a Rule change (please read it and understand where we are coming from)
16. Do not play the staff against each other We know you want special permission for those moves, abilities, rulings, and whatnot, but the staff talks to each other and know how everything is going ruling-wise. Trying to play the staff against each other and going to one for permission after another has said no will start to earn you warnings.
This does not mean that you can't ask us for rulings! Feel free to ask us about moves/abilities your creature might be able to learn at any time. What this means is that the moderators are working together to make sure that our rulings are sound and fair; so whenever an individual goes from one mod to the other in an attempt to get one of us to make a ruling that is opposite from the others, not only are you not going to get a different ruling; but it is quite disrespectful and hurtful. Whenever we make a final ruling, please be respectful of us, as well! We are all people.
We have also been doing a few fixes around the site. c; For those of you that have a magical weapon that does ranged damage (IE: shoots beams of elements, or anything else of that nature) you now have a way to actually use that!
There has been a new expertise added; Exotic Arcane Discharge will allow you to take the expertise needed to use your Staff of DOOM as both a staff, and as a beam weapon if it has that kind of magical effect/range. You must;
1. Take the expertise needed to use your weapon as it's base type (IE: a staff, sword, etc.) 2. Take the Exotic Arcane Discharge expertise in order to use it's ranged damage. (IE: Beam of shadow energy) 3. Take Arcane Mechanics to use the magical aspect (Beam or something) of the item.
For those of you with a weird weapon that isn't a regular weapon type (IE: a certain plushie I know of or other magical weapons) You just take the Arcane Mechanics Skill and the Exotic Arcane Discharge for it. ;3
We have quite a bit that is being worked on that isn't exactly visible yet, so please be patient while we work on certain things. In the meantime; feel free to check out some of the ongoing projects being worked on that are visible but are being a little slow to go on! (Like the Pocket Guide for creatures, The Guide to Everything, and such.)
We hope y'all are having a great week! Remember that you have 5 days until the deadline for the Free for All Tourney!
Last Edit: May 15, 2019 15:45:28 GMT -6 by Renathan
Architect You know how to build houses out of anything, and pretty well too! The more skill ranks you have, the better your houses. It seems there's a building somewhere in the Labs this might be useful in.
And the warden sang Come on somebody Why don't you run Ol' Red's itchin' to have a little fun Get my lantern Get my gun Red'll have you treed before the mornin' comes
This the first official shop that under no circumstances haggles. This is so that VSC are kept somewhat uncommon at least, and it is also because this shop is meant to be way higher than the ZI; which also sells some VSC. The idea is that you shouldn't be able to make credits by buying from the Hunter's Lodge and then selling to the ZI.
This shop works as follows. 1. You enter the shop, and roleplay like any other shop run. 2. You ask the shopkeep to find a specific pet, and supply an official image of one! You MUST have the image for at least one stage. If you only bring one stage image, that is the only image you'll have of that creature, it will never grow/change. In character-ly, your character is offering a 'picture/photo' of a creature that they want. ;3 3. You pay the fee. 4. You will be sent your 'purchase'; the creature you requested!
The shop is only finding normal VSC's (though even the extinct ones); as long as you can find an image, it works. However, there is a list of creature types that they refuse to look for; it is listed in the storefront linked above.
Character Jobs are currently in the process of being implemented!
Character Jobs are being implemented! This is a way to flesh out the site and give your character an official profession. This has the ability to give you a nice incentive for taking some character skills that would not be taken otherwise; and is a great incentive to actually play the game and stick around month after month.
This system is designed carefully, so please make sure you read everything very carefully!
I will be opening this up a bit later on today after giving people time to ask questions in the Help forum if you need!
Last Edit: May 29, 2019 3:48:27 GMT -6 by Renathan
From here on out, Turner of the Nature's Bounty is the Complete 'Breedables' Guy
ALL breedable (Lotine, Pachee, Orbaru, and Sarane [though sarane and orbies aren't breedable atm]) items have been moved to his shop! This includes potions, single use items, and multi-use items.
Nature's Bounty no longer has anything to do with Gardens (other than the Lotine fish); he has agreed to trade his garden items to Alura's Herbologist Delight in return for her making the potions he needs.
In fact, Turner is so serious about this, that he bought all of the rights to all of the breedable stuff being bought in the shops (including female pachee, male orbaru, and the more rare orbaru potions).
TLDR; 1. Nature's Bounty now sells ALL breedable related items. 2. Piko's Pets and Traveler's Emporium no longer sell anything breedable related. 3. Herbologist Delight no longer sells anything breedable related. 4. Nature's Bounty no longer sells anything garden related. 5. Herbologist's Delight now sells ALL gardens related items.
Sorry for the changes, this should make it less hard to go shopping when you need breedable stuff.
In addition, Sentient+ pets can now be taught Reading, Writing, and maybe even the newest official language; 'Labs Sign Language'!
Remember when teaching creatures; that the pet must be at least level 15, and you must use the TP cost to train it. Remember that you must actually teach it, like speech, in the park as per usual for any trick/move/ability. Read carefully, and make sure the creature has the requirements needed!
Last Edit: May 30, 2019 20:52:17 GMT -6 by Renathan
I know we (the long-term members) are all adults; but be mindful The PG-13 rule is still in effect!
DO NOT talk about anything ideologically sensitive/for adults/that most people would not like their kids to hear about on the forums or the c-box.
If you wish to talk about Adult Themes or roleplay anything adult oriented; Ask Jack for a passcode to the Cloud 18+ part of the site. (Of course, you must BE an adult in order to ask for this passcode.)
Remember that if you do ask for the passcode, you are not allowed to give it to ANYONE else. Everyone must go through Jack to get it; regardless of age. (Do not let anything on the Cloud 18+ area to be given out anywhere outside of that area, as well.)
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that piece of info Ren! <3 | But would it be allowed for the flavor of the rp if the berry wasn't filling enough for the Lotine?
Jun 1, 2020 6:09:21 GMT -6
Renathan: There is no need to double up on a fish and a magical berry (doesn't change the effect of the berry at all) in a lotine breeding.
Jun 1, 2020 6:02:21 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Does anyone know if it is possible to combine both a magical berry and a fish in a Lotine breeding? Or is you can only choose one of them? (right now writing a Lotine breeding)
Jun 1, 2020 5:36:49 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I am still interested in trading it for a green drake.
Jun 1, 2020 0:31:33 GMT -6
Ridelys: If you are still interested in a trade twilight, for your fidelity result, let me know.
May 31, 2020 22:49:49 GMT -6
Riku: I got three pet levels and 15c out of it. <3 And all the necessary posts for my job salary form.
May 31, 2020 18:49:26 GMT -6
Riku: In mine my crossbreed used foxfire to burn it - but then it used incendiary illusion, which was extra scary because my cross is a plant pet with thick fur. It used the distraction to escape. I’m proud of it, and it’s okay that I won’t finish this month.
May 31, 2020 18:48:42 GMT -6
Renathan: *But of course, the RNG was not having that. / In Morgan's story, the Nyssa was a real thing, so I wanted to have two different situations for the variety.
May 31, 2020 18:15:27 GMT -6
Renathan: Yeah, the 'finished the story but the RNGods are being a butt' thing is a rather unfortunate situation to be in. I had already decided that in Ren's story, the elderly woman had lied about the nyssa and just wanted someone to talk to*
May 31, 2020 18:14:49 GMT -6
Riku: That makes sense. I've considered that before. -nod- I hope your non-hxr life is going smoothly.
May 31, 2020 16:38:08 GMT -6
Haix: Just quitting the job. Don't believe I'll be making the ten posts required per month any time soon. XD
May 31, 2020 16:34:01 GMT -6
Riku: Note to haix, I believe you can post the new application form at the same time as the quitting form. Unless you are simply taking an overall break from the job system.
May 31, 2020 16:30:58 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: even AT the gardens yet. XD It sucks when you've finished writing your story and haven't gotten a success, because then its like "well... now what?" XD
May 31, 2020 15:51:47 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: ive found that when there's a quest that might take longer like this, its a good idea to try and space out the story beats to try and roll a success before i get to the meat of the story. XD Like, by the time i was 5 posts in my character wasn't
May 31, 2020 15:51:21 GMT -6