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  • Chat Room Party and Contest

    Hey guys there will be a chat party tomorrow Animal Acres time at 5 pm to 7 pm! Come join in on the fun and chance to get up some of your chat goals! I will be hanging out for some of this and will be hanging out prizes periodically to participants! Should be a great to hang out with some fellow Animal Acres Players.

    Edit: We had a nice time talking at the chat party and I just handed out the prizes to all our chat participants!

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-07-22 13:34:08
  • Server Updates

    Apologies for any downtime you may have experienced briefly in the past hour or so. Was doing some needed server updates. Looks like we are good to go though now and somehow managed to do everything that needed to be done smoothly with no errors! Love when things just work how they are supposed too.

    Hope you all had a great weekend! Giving out a few corral token to all those activate in the couple weeks just because. Enjoy!

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-06-11 22:49:53
  • Item Updates

    A handful of items have been updated with new images! Check out the shampoos, horse bridles, and horse saddles for main ones. But there are couple more updates as well so keep an eye out. You can also check out the Item List to see all items.

    Some Updated Images

    • Brown English Saddle
    • Sparkling yellow unicorn shampoo
    • Rainbow horse bridle

    More to come later!

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-06-01 23:26:17
  • Happy Mother's Day

    Happy mother's day to all the mothers out there today! Remember to say hi to your mother today if she is still alive and thank her for all she's been in your life. :)

    Goal Revamp

    So no real updates this time. But I did want to let you know I am still working on the goals system and making good progress. The revamp is actually really close to being finished and most things have been planned out. Still not quite ready for release yet (believe me I am trying there is just a lot to account for) but I am making progress and I am pretty excited to get this out there for you all.

    Now the game plan for this is that when the new system comes out, the old will have to be removed. I know this will be a big change for you all, and I am not doing it lightly, but it is the simplest way to do the switch over with the all the changes taken place. The new system will include most if not all the current goals anyway, with some levels adjusted to be more realistic and attainable, so you shouldn't be missing out on anything. But what it does mean is even if you have the one star chat line goal complete now, you will still have to complete it in the new system. This doesn't mean your current chat lines will go away. Only that you will be able to gain those chat line rewards in the new system if you meet the requirements. Because the prize structure is changing and such, it only seemed fair to have this reset so older players aren't punished with the new system.

    I don't have an exact timeline still, but I am really working to get this soon. What this also means is I am not working on anything else except pressing (or simple) bug fixes until it is out. It's already been quite a bit since I started planning this out and it's on my number one priority list right now.

    Here is an screen shot of what I was working on today. Visuals not finalized but should give you an idea, was working on the complete functionality for this today and it's about done now.

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-05-14 18:29:04
  • Moving Habitat Fix

    Sorry for the delay on this but finally looking into this more. Still not able to replicate it and have not found anything in the code for it. So made a thread, please reply there with the information requested and hopefully I can figure out what's going on.
    http://www.animalacres.net/forums/2/109842

    Next and Previous Animal Skipping

    It looks like a couple of you commented that the next feature is skipping animals. First let me say that it goes to next or previous only based on the animals habitats, and not based on all habitats. However if you still feel like this is an issue. Please make a thread in the bugs section with as much information as possible. So, include the animal you were on and which is went to. As well if you could include their habitat that would be helpful as well.

    And on a final note, I have noticed an increased amount of butterflies recently with the Spring and warm returning. So keep an eye out!

    And happy April Fools day. Don't do anything too crazy.

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-04-01 10:32:42
  • Server Upgrade

    Hey guys we had a free server upgrade pending so I went ahead and activated it today. Sorry for those of you that experienced the brief downtime that had to entail. We are on cloud hosting and they updated their technology a while back along with offering the upgrade. So did both today while I had time to intervene if something happened to go wrong, thankfully nothing did. But our performance should be greatly increased now including doubling our RAM (1GB to 2GB) so that is exciting considering the cost is same.

    Hope you all have a great day.

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-03-25 10:54:26
  • Animal Profile Update!

    This update has been in the works for a while now and is finally here! Animal profiles have been completely revamped and converted over to the new framework. There are a lot of forms (update habitat, details, harvest, etc...) that needed updated along with just a lot of design choices to make, so took longer than I would have liked; but I am happy to get this out to you all and hope you enjoy the change.

    Overall the functionality is about the same, but you will find I separated out animal details forms from the sale and stud forms. One thing I'm sure you'll enjoy is the next and previous buttons found at the top of page now. This lets you go through your animals (sorted by habitat) without having to go back to the overview page all the time.

    Take a look around and let me know what you think below! Critique is okay as well but remember to be respectful. And if you didn't know or just needed a reminder you can customize the css for yourself by adding your code to the customize css block found on your profile page.

    As well if you notice any bugs or issues with this let me know and I'll get it updated right away.

    Forums Update

    For the animal profile update I added in an editor for the description, so went ahead and added one to the forums post editor as well. Hope you enjoy. Added that in at the last minute today and stayed up past bedtime to be able to get it out since the emoticons required some extra work to add in. Obviously let me know if there are issues.

    Have a great day!
    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-03-18 00:39:50
  • Happy Valentine's

    Hey everyone! To celebrate Valentine's I have sent everyone active recently 5 Be My Valentine items. Hope you all enjoy and had a great day regardless of whether you are single or not.

    I also wanted to take some time to let you all know I am still alive and working on updates for Animal Acres. I have been pretty busy recently and so haven't been able to spend as much time programming as I would like. But I think things are starting to settle down now so I will hopefully be able to push out some new things soon as I do have some good updates in progress I am excited to get out to you all.

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-02-16 19:26:39
  • Online Once Again

    Hey guys! I have internet once again so things should be back to normal relatively. As well the contest has officially ended! Check out the thread to see who won!

    Can you believe it's December already? Time really flies!

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2016-12-14 12:06:46
  • Hey guys just wanted to apologize for the absence. I have not disappeared, was working on switching our internet and ended up getting cut off before getting the new setup. I will hopefully have everything back to normal in the next few days and will be handing out prizes for the thankfulness contest!

    Remember to follow the rules as I will be checking the chat logs and such once I have full access online again and handing out any punishments or warnings if needed.

    Thank you for understanding.

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2016-12-08 12:03:57
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Hello everyone, I hope everyone has a great week and Thanksgiving for us Americans. Though we should all remember to be thankful for what we have everyday anyway. :)

    And to celebrate that, I am running a drawing on the forums. Post something you are thankful for to enter!

    Updates

    Not much completed items to report yet, just some in progress ones like the pet profile page revamp and goals revamp. Hoping to have the profile page revamp out to you pretty soon here, but it's not quite ready yet. However the recent posts page has now finally been converted to the new framework, and I think it looks a lot better these days. Let me know if you notice any issues with it of course.

    November Sale!

    From now until the end of November you'll receive an extra 25% credits on all purchases made. Credits are a rare currency used to buy things like account upgrades, mythical creatures, and other in game bonus. All purchases go towards funding the game helping with future development and keeping the server running! A thank you to everyone who has and will help support the site this way. You can purchase credits from the Credits Page using paypal.

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2016-11-22 13:13:11
  • Happy Halloween!

    Have a fun and safe Halloween everyone! Always remember to check your candy for signs of tampering if you are going door to door.

    To celebrate on Animal Acres I have sent some trick or treat bags out to everyone who has been active this past week! This is the last time trick or treat bags will be sent this year. You can still find them on the site, but it won't be much longer before those will be gone for the season as well so get them while you can!

    Remember you can visit the Pumpkin Patch to with your bags for some rare rewards!

    Munchies Mini Game

    A bit ago now I created a Halloween themed mini game for a contest. You can now enjoy it online! The game does not save, but it's easy to play in one sitting. Music created by the Aaron and the plushies are of the Zorvic a creature found in Eliyo. Play the Munchies Mini Game

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2016-10-31 10:58:53
  • Eliyo Public Launch

    Hello everyone. For those that don't know I have been working on another game for a number of years now, and have finally launched public beta today. I apologize in advance if there are any servers issues. The games are currently on the same server and may need to be increased depending on the load Eliyo pulls in.

    Eliyo is also a free to play game. Here is the link http://www.eliyo.net/ for those that are interested in trying it out.

    Free Trick or Treat Bags

    You may have noticed but I gave out some more trick or treat bags a couple days ago. More to come later in the month so stay active if you don't want to miss out!

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2016-10-08 11:32:13
  • October Event

    For the month of october you will be able to find trick or treat bags! These bags can be used as is but they also allow you access to the pumpkin patch. Pick a pumpkin at the patch for opportunities to win all kinds of prizes including rare items only released at halloween, animal acres credits, and free land permits!

    To start I'm giving out every player active in this last week 5 trick or treat bags!

    For the month of October you'll also gain a trick or treat bag for all credits purchased from the site.

    Mythic Pricing

    Mythic species per credit pricing seemed a bit high to me, and I don't feel like the individual buy options were used a lot, so I adjusted the pricing on mythics for credits to be lower all around.

    Butterflies are gone with the cold front that has moved in.

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2016-09-30 18:08:16
  • Land Management Update

    I've made some updates to the land management section giving it a face lift and adding in some more information on the acre pages to help things be a little clearer in taking care of your acre. Farming is a credits only option which costs 25 credits to access for the year. Once you have access you can purchase acres at the cost of 20,000 animal acres dollar per acre, but an acre can be used over and over again as long as you take care of it.

    Upgraded players can have 10 acres and regular can have 8 (was 2 before this update).

    To keep your acre from being taken away keep it's health above 0 and below 125%. It'll drop below 0% if you have it seeded with a crop and don't tend it regularly. If it's not seeded you don't need to worry about this and it'll actually raise to 50% health if it's under that. You can raise it past 125% by tending it once it's near that limit. But that's the time to harvest it instead.

    And here's a gif showing the process of seeding your acre and interacting with the crop to raise the health. animated gif showing the land acreage page

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2016-09-21 19:54:51