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March 24th, 2017
Layout and Navigation Changes!
Posted by:  Fear@

I have made several minor changes to the layout and navigation:

• The "desktop" layout has been renamed to the "default" layout. The "mobile" layout is now called the "simple" layout.

• The Visions page and feature have been removed.

• The Wallpapers page has been removed.

• The Items link on the simple layout has been renamed Inventory to match the title on the default layout.

• The Armory link has been removed from the navigation. You can access the Armory via the button in the top right of the Inventory page.

• The Daily Quests and Story Quests links in the navigation have been consolidated into one Quests link. The default Quests page goes to Story Quests. You can access the Daily Quests by clicking the button in the top right on the Quests page.

• The Referrals link has been removed from the navigation, but it can still be accessed via both a button on the top of the User Settings page and at the top of the Link to Us page.

• The Edit Profile link on the simple layout has been renamed User Settings to match the title on the default layout.

• The Plot Details page has been removed from the navigation, but it still exists, and it is linked on the front page of the Wiki.
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New Plushies!
Posted by:  Fear@

Seven new narkfin plushies are now restocking at Tinker's Toys:

Dark Narkfin Plushie, Ice Narkfin Plushie, Light Narkfin Plushie, Voltage Narkfin Plushie
Water Narkfin Plushie, Wind Narkfin Plushie, Winter Narkfin Plushie

In addition, the regular Narkfin Plushie has gotten a facelift to match the set*:

*You may need to hard refresh to see the updated image.
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Going Going Goop
Posted by:  Fear@

A few updates:

• All available gender options are now able to be selected when creating a new pet. These include neutral, male, female, and intersex.

• Since all available gender options are now available during pet creation, all goop sacks have been retired from Aethelia's Shop. They are all still available as prizes from What's Behind the Curtain?

• I fixed a minor bug that caused a number to appear on the create a pet page.
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March 23rd, 2017
Happy ~Very Belated~ New Year!
Posted by:  Fear@

Happy New Year from your friends at Acitius! It may be March, but it is never too late to celebrate! In all seriousness though, sorry we forgot about this!

As a special reward for sticking with us until (March) 2017, you can now claim your special 2017 Lorilo Plushie! Each user is able to claim one and only one 2017 Lorilo Plushie. These will be available through the end of the calendar year (December 31, 2017) at 11:59pm Acitius time.

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WSG Price Decrease and Other Minor Notes!
Posted by:  Fear@

Yesterday, with the changing of ownership of the website, I changed the currency used for WSG from Canadian dollars (CAD) to U.S. dollars (USD). Because of current currency exchange rates, this was a pretty substantial increase in the cost of WSG. As a result, I have reduced the prices of WSG packages across the board and sent extra WSG to anyone who donated yesterday to offset the price increase. The new rates, in USD, are lower across the board than they would have been in CAD. Additionally, since the majority of the site's users reside in the U.S., it makes more sense for the prices to be in USD. Here are the new prices:

• 1,000 WSG ($2.00)
• 2,500 WSG ($4.00)
• 5,000 WSG ($7.00)
• 10,000 WSG ($12.50)
• 15,000 WSG ($18.00)
• 20,000 WSG ($24.00)
• 25,000 WSG ($30.00)

In addition, I have also made some minor changes to other features:

• Since we haven't actively used the Acitius Twitter account in years, I removed the button to the Twitter account from the top of the news page.

• Back by popular demand, I have reinstated the ability to make your pets "Neutral" gender during the creation process. You may now make them Neutral, Male, or Female during creation. Additional gender options and future changes can still be made using goop sacks.

• User font sizes for the forums and comments, which can be edited on the edit signature page, can now only be set between size 12 and size 14. Users who have recently logged in have had their fonts changed, if smaller than 12, to size 12.

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March 22nd, 2017
Farewells and New Beginnings
Posted by:  Fear@

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that our beloved leader, Ace, has chosen to sell the site and retire from his work on Acitius in order to focus on his career and that crazy thing known as "real life." Ace, or Darryl as he is known to friends, has spent the past 8 years rebuilding this website from the ground up. Without Darryl's hard work and dedication, Aftermath Zone may never have been resurrected. Today, thanks to his years of service, the site boasts over 23,000 users, 1,200 unique items, and 50 unique pet species. In addition, Acitius has a number of dynamic features, such as the Arena, Cooking, Augmenting, Gardening, and a variety of compelling quests. Thank you Darryl for everything you have done for Acitius!

With Darryl's departure, I have purchased Acitius and will be taking over the site as its lead administrator. Many of you may remember me from my time as a moderator and later an administrator. It is my goal to restore the site back to the activity levels of years ago and then push them to even greater heights. Here are a few initial goals that i hope to accomplish over the next few months:

• I plan to begin placing ads on the website over the next few weeks. I will do my best to ensure these ads are placed in as non-intrusive of areas as possible. My reason for posting these ads is not to monetize the site. It is to keep the site afloat. Over the past few months, due to inactivity, Acitius has been hemorrhaging money. This massive loss of money is without even accounting for the need to pay artists, writers, and programmers for their work. My hope is that these ads will provide a small additional revenue source that we can put towards expenses. The more funds we have available, the more new content will be available to you as a user. As a result, i'd politely request that you refrain from using AdBlock or similar addons to block these ads.

• My first order of business is rebuilding the staff. Due to a variety of issues over the past couple years, the staff has been decimated and the lack of staff members has been a big factor in the lack of recent content. The new staff team will focus on collaboration and the ability to constructively critique ideas before their release. Some of the staff may be familiar names and others may be completely new users. If you're interested in a role, feel free to send me a mail. I will try to respond to each and every mail within a day. At this time, I will not be posting a formal application for any staff position, but i will ask specific follow up questions of anyone interested in becoming staff (based on the position the user is interested in).

• One repeated critique of the site over the years has been the lack of flash games. My goal is to use a portion of the money brought in from WSG purchases and ad revenue to pay for the creation of at least one additional flash game over the next few months. While it might not be released immediately, I hope that we will be making steady progress towards releasing it by the end of the summer.

• Over the next few weeks, both the Tournament and the Enigma will resume being held regularly. In addition, giveaways and contests will be held for major (and some minor) holidays.

• Finally, we will be cracking down on the spam bots that have at times taken over the forums recently. New users are unable to post on the forums for the first couple days after the creation of their accounts. During this time, we will be screening out potential spam bots and attempting to ban them before they cause havoc on the forums. While I am sure there may still be some that we miss, I am confident that with this additional screening and the hiring of additional moderators, the forums will hopefully see very minimal spamming.
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March 20th, 2017
Lemon Lottery!
Posted by:  Acitius_Staff@

8 different users entered the Lemon Lottery this week, but there can only be one winner!

Out of 21 lemons traded in, @GUN's lemon was chosen!

Congratulations on netting a whopping 150,000 AP!
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March 13th, 2017
Lemon Lottery!
Posted by:  Acitius_Staff@

4 different users entered the Lemon Lottery this week, but there can only be one winner!

Out of 16 lemons traded in, @GUN's lemon was chosen!

Congratulations on netting a whopping 150,000 AP!
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March 6th, 2017
Lemon Lottery!
Posted by:  Acitius_Staff@

6 different users entered the Lemon Lottery this week, but there can only be one winner!

Out of 15 lemons traded in, @nachdenki's lemon was chosen!

Congratulations on netting a whopping 150,000 AP!
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