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May 19th, 2018
Acitius is for sale!
Posted by:  Brian@

It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing that Acitius is for sale. I am selling the site for a few reasons, so I'll go into those here before discussing any possible sale. Basically, shortly after I purchased the website from Ace/Darryl back in March 2017, I started looking for a new layout designer. We ended up kind of having one fall into our lap by way of a former staff member in April 2017, and she quickly got to work on a new layout for the site that would be mobile friendly and much more functional than either of the current layouts. All of the staff were really excited for this, but unfortunately the layout designer got pretty busy with real life and was unable to complete the layout. As I've said repeatedly both publicly and privately: This is totally understandable, as real life should come first over an online game that she was volunteering on. Eventually, in January of this year, I decided to move on from waiting for that layout and consider other options. I started looking into what it would cost to get a similar layout designed, and after soliciting bids on a number of websites, as well as talking to several web designers, it became clear that the layout we were looking to buy would cost upwards of $2,000. The site has been consistently losing money, and I'm not really in a position to invest an additional $2,000+ into the site at this time.

Additionally, I have been kind of an absentee owner and administrator for repeated periods since buying the site, and I don't see that changing. I believed that it would change when I moved a few months ago, but unfortunately, it has not changed, and in fact, I have spent even less time on Acitius. We have a number of dedicated staff members who have, I believe, all felt at times somewhat defeated by our lack of a programmer and our inability to get major tasks done on the site. We had a lot of great ideas behind the scenes, and we tried to release new content, but our ability to do that was definitely limited by the lack of a programmer. Before anyone comments on this post, I know there were some people who volunteered publicly to help with programming for the site, but we didn't have anyone come forward who clearly had a strong command of the programming languages the site uses, and we didn't want to bring on someone who has learned a little of some of the coding languages, as that essentially describes the skills of Caspian and I.

With regard to the sale of the site, I am looking for someone who can either design a new layout or purchase a new layout. I'd like to hear about the ideas you have for the site, and how you would achieve them. Since it is a sale, any monetary offer for the site does matter, but I won't just take the highest bid. I'd really like to know I'm putting the site in better hands than it is in at the moment. If you are interested in buying the site, mail me. If you're a legitimate bidder and have some good ideas for the site, I'm happy to discuss more specifics with you regarding what would come with the sale of the site.

Finally, there has been talk previously of shutting down the site. This was something that was discussed and strongly considered internally amongst the staff a few months ago. The reason I am choosing to go with a sale at this time, instead of trying to shut down the site, is because I think the site could still be "revived" or even thrive with the right owner. That owner is someone who is willing to invest both time and money into the site, and that owner, unfortunately, isn't me.
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May 14th, 2018
Lemon Lottery!
Posted by:  Acitius_Staff@

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

Out of 34 lemons traded in, @Livvy's lemon was chosen!

Congratulations on netting a whopping 150,000 AP!
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May 7th, 2018
Posted by:  Tournament@

Reel that line in, there’s a tournament on your hook!

Last week we asked aquarists and non-aquarists alike what fish they just had to have in their aquarium. After a week’s worth of intense polling, we have found out the answer to this very hot question. Acitians kingdom-wide voted for the Guppy! Though lionfish are quite beautiful, they are not easy to care for, and, you know, poisonous. Guppies on the other hand are easy to care for, beautiful, and aren't poisonous! A winner all around.

This week’s tournament is inspired by none other than @Tinker+ themself! Tinker sent us a letter requesting a tournament that younger Acitians can be involved in, which we are more than happy to accomodate!

Officer McRuff is a dedicated policeman with many years on the force under her belt. In all her years, she’s always caught criminals, rogues, boogeymen, and all sorts of other ne’er-do-wells. But she may have met her match in Ping Dastardly, a notorious crime lord who has plagued Acitius Kingdom for years. With McRuff on the case, Dastardly has been sent running to the shadows in hopes he isn’t caught.

Dastardly has always been good at disappearing when he needs to. Does McRuff have what it takes to put him behind bars once and for all?
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Lemon Lottery!
Posted by:  Acitius_Staff@

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

Out of 28 lemons traded in, @Maybelline@'s lemon was chosen!

Congratulations on netting a whopping 150,000 AP!
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