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March 28th, 2017
Artist and Writer Application Requirements
Posted by:  Rat@

Hey guys, firstly I just want to say thank you to everyone who has messaged and expressed interest in art and writing positions so far, it's great to see people as excited as we are about wanting to help out!

We are still actively looking for a few people to join the team!

Since I've had a few people ask, here's what we'd like included in Artist Apps:

- 1 or 2 examples of item art (Items are 100x100px)
- 1 example of pet art (Pet art will be 200x200 going forward. We also encourage you to draw a pet in an enchantment they currently do not have available! Avoid Doodle, Reject, Legacy and Storybook pets since they deviate from our general species' styles!)

Optional, but not required:
+ A link to a deviantart/tumblr/online art gallery, if you have one you'd like to share!
+ Anything you feel you excel at and would be confident working on (Maybe you're really comfortable doing items, or arena monsters)
+ A little about yourself, and how much time you're able to dedicate to work is nice

And if you're interested in becoming a writer, here's what we'd like included in Writer Apps:

- A written, finished Quest example (Quests can be viewed here if you need to get a feel for format)
- Links to any written works you've created or have been a part of!

Art applications can be sent to @Rat@, and Writer applications to @plushie@!
Looking forward to hearing from some of you!
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March 27th, 2017
Ads are now live!
Posted by:  Fear@

I have just implemented our first ads here on Acitius. They are primarily placed at the bottom of each page to minimize any disruption to play. The one exception to this is the news page, which also has an ad at the top of it. If you use AdBlock or another ad blocking add-on/extension, I politely request that you disable it on Acitius. The ads do not have any audio, and they are generally not overbearing visually (i.e.: no flashing lights or super attention grabbing images). By disabling your ad blocker, you enable Acitius to get some ad revenue from you loading (and viewing) the ads. This revenue will be used to pay staff members for their work, such as art, quests, and other great new features. Here is a quick guide on how to disable AdBlock on Google Chrome for Acitius:

• Step 1 - Click the AdBlock icon in the top right:

If you're having trouble finding it, the icon looks like this:

• Step 2 - Click "Don't run on pages on this domain"

• Step 3 - Click "Exclude" in the window that pops up

If you have any problems, feel free to post a comment on this news post, and I will be happy to help. Thank you for playing Acitius and for (hopefully) turning off your ad blocker!
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Lemon Lottery!
Posted by:  Acitius_Staff@

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

Out of 45 lemons traded in, @elleminnowpee's lemon was chosen!

Congratulations on netting a whopping 150,000 AP!
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March 26th, 2017
Whips and Other Updates!
Posted by:  Fear@

Four new elemental whips are now available at Roscoe's.

Earth Whip, Fire Whip, Voltage Whip, Wind Whip

In addition, I have also made two minor updates:

Blaze Village quests now reward much more AP per completed quest.

• I have removed the Vote for Us! link from the bottom of the simple layout, but it is still accessible via the Achievements page for people working on the Activism achievement.
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The Times Are A-Changin'
Posted by:  plushie@

Hey everyone! Some of you may remember seeing me poking around as a young staff writer back in '14 and '15, and some of you probably haven't seen me at all until recently. I'm Plushie and I've returned to staff with a snazzy new promotion as Head Writer, meaning I'm the big writin' boss 'round here. Sadly, my office does not come with a view.

In the past, users have mentioned they often feel left in the dark in regards to what the staff are up to and I agree that we've been a little too secretive. And since there will be big writing changes in the coming months, I felt it prudent to let you guys in on some of what we're doing behind the scenes.

• All lore is being completely scrapped and rewritten. This effectively means that all past plots are no longer canon. Most NPCs will keep their personalities and stay more or less the same, but some (such as Gear) will most likely be revamped or removed entirely. Veruca, for instance, has been removed because she was technically @Matilda+. By doing this, we hope to give the NPCs as well as the kingdom a fresh makeover and breathe new life into existing characters.

We are currently scrubbing away at the wiki and plan to bring more attention to the NPCs and their expanded stories in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out in the news for them!

• It is with "great" "regret" that I must inform you all that @Fear@ will not be our king. Instead, the role will be filled by two new royal NPCs. I can't say much about them right now, but do not fear my dear Acitians, I promise they are as kind and just as our would-have-been-king. I can say, however, that they do not use the titles King or Queen, and instead are simply referred to as Majesty. So you would refer to them as Majesty Aethelia, or Majesty Boris, for example.

We have some other things floating around, but for now these changes are the most concrete that I can confidently share with you all. Feel free to share any questions or concerns about these updates, but be advised that there are some things I can't share yet.

I would also like to take the time to let everyone know that we are no longer looking for more mods. We are, however, looking for more artists and writers. If you or someone you know would be interested in applying, please contact @Rat@ (artists) or myself (writers) for more information.
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March 25th, 2017
Posted by:  Tournament@

After a very refreshing break, it's time to get back into the game with another tournament!

The last round was a real nail-biter as we watched The Old Man Talking Toy rock back and forth menacingly while making rude remarks every so often towards the Wroo Ears. Fortunately for the toy we love to hate, the Wroo Ears simply laid there until The Old Man Talking Toy's rocker brought it closer to its opponent and promptly squished them. As a result, Old Man Talking Toy has been named the winner.

The next tournament is not for the faint of heart or the easily crushed. Legend has foretold the return of great dragons as big as entire villages, who seek to reshape the world to their liking. All who stand before them will perish. But there is one who may yet save this world, one who possesses immense power...

I failed History 101 and "mysteriously" lost my first edition of Legends: Weird Stories Ancient People Made Up off the edge of Cliff Chreu so I'm no expert here, but I'm pretty sure they were talking about Cinnamon Buns vs. Heliax Plushie. Will Cinnamon Buns save the world as we know it, or will Heliax Plushie see to it that dragons dominate the new world order?
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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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