Welcome to Animal Ares!
To get started you'll want to buy some animals! You can buy animals from the corral with corral tokens or from other players. The corral has a limited supply of animals available at a time, so keep checking back if you're looking for a specific breed.
You can earn free corral tokens by completing goals. Completing goals will also help get you started in playing the game earning many great rewards to help you care for your animals.×
Goals Revamp Preview
The goals system is almost ready to be released! The final things to complete before release are making sure the rewards are balanced along with finishing testing to make sure all the types and rewards function correctly. There are a few more types I will be releasing later as well!
In the meantime take a look! Go to New Goals Overview You won't be able to complete any of the goals right now, but you can see them and look at what prizes will be offered for each one. This is a great time to bring forward any thoughts on the prizes and if any should be changed to be increased or decreased.
Keep in mind once this system goes live, the other one will be removed, so you may want to finish up any you are close to now! Most have overlap anyway, but prizes do vary across them to account for the different system and there are more goals types as well.
Hope you all are enjoying the season. We have been getting nice warm weather recently and I have been enjoying it.Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2018-06-09 12:29:57
I added a new layout, hope you all enjoy it. It's currently been set as the default layout and otherwise is selectable as 'Peaceful Pines' from your profile. Enjoy!
I did some minor tweaks to some of the other layout colors as well. And you may notice the Animal Acres header is different too. I was really satisfied with the older text so took some time to create a new one today. Hope you like it.Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2018-04-21 15:27:07
Hello everyone. Hope you all are having a good spring time and had a nice Easter as well earlier this month. I have given out some May Flowers to everyone who has been active this past month. Their stats have been adjusted a bit along with an image update so hope you all enjoy!
Shows Are Running
I have received a number of concerned emails about the shows not running. There was a bug in the script that was causing it to fail, I found it and eliminated it. Everything has been run and should be up to date now. Sorry for the delays on that, it was a very specific case that was not happening previously, but once it was hit the shows were stopped until I found it.
Votes Not Registering
There have been increasing emails over votes not registering. I've looked into this and I am not seeing anything on our end that is causing this. I will continue to look into it but may need to see about switching the voter website if the issue can't be resolved. I am sorry for all the missed items and coins you guys would have been receiving on this. To help compensate for the lost money from this and the shows I've sent out 25,000 animal acres dollars to anyone active in the past two weeks.
Snowflakes have Melted (Finally!)
Snowflakes will no longer be found around the site now that spring is hopefully here to stay. Hoping we have seen the last of the snow at least around here, until next winter. Keep your eyes peeled for butterflies though!Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2018-04-20 22:32:45
Made some updates to the animal profile pages to hopefully be less clunky. This only affects your own animals and all the edit information. Harvesting has been converted to be a one click button option where you can click a keep button or sell button. Edit Details has been moved to a tab and there is a commerce tab where selling and studding out are handled. Harvest, Branding, and updating the Habitat are all on the main tab which is always loaded. Everything should function the same, just organized a bit better.
Also updated so it lists what equipment slots are available or remaining still, so you don't have to try to remember or guess.
2nd update today so scroll down so you don't miss the previous news post.Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-12-02 00:34:45
I know I am a bit delayed but Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Enjoy a few pumpkins in light of the holiday!
Trick or Treat bags are longer found on site so you'll have to wait until next year to get more. But snowflakes have made a return instead. So keep an eye out. You may also notice the Spooky theme has been removed as the default for now. Feel free to keep using it just set it by going to your profile and picking the Spooky theme option and you can continuing enjoying as long as you want.
Have a Great Day!Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-12-01 21:59:58
There is a new link on your animals profile page to view current and past shows, however this is only active from today onward. Previously shows were deleted after being ran, so the data is gone before that.
What Does This Mean?
Essentially this will let you see how you animals are doing in shows after they've ran! I've also updated how showing is handled a bit, nothing drastic but should be a better. However that does mean you'll want to keep an eye for any issues for a bit to make sure things are running okay and let me know right away if you notice something that seems off or if the shows don't run. I test locally, but it's not the same as having real players so some things could of slipped through.
This change is also relevant because it was part of the goals update still in the works. I won't say anything else on that yet but hope to have something solid for you soon.
Trick or Treat
Collect those trick or treat bags while you can! We are quickly approaching the end of the month and they won't be available much longer after that.Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-10-27 21:59:48
New Spooky layout which is the current default and will be throughout October. You can manually select the Spooky layout by going to your profile page or you can keep previous layouts.
The butterflies have migrated away as the cold front returns however you can now find trick or teat bags. Starting tomorrow check out the pumpkin patch with a bag and tow and you might find something of interest.
Still working on the Goals Update as well. Just taking a while to get all the details finalized, but rest assured it's still being worked on.Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-09-30 18:34:29
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
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
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
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. :)
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.
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
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.
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
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