Egg Cave is quite the happening place! Visit our blog for the latest updates on everything new that we add to the site — new creatures, exciting worlds, account updates, and unique activities to do!
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Do you think it's currently too hard to hatch eggs and/or level up your creatures? Please post your response to this blog post; we're considering re-adjusting evolution points for each species.
Egg Cave's newest update involves CREATURE PROFILES!
Your creature's profiles have been completely redone with exciting new features! First off, they've been more streamlined and look a lot more like your regular user profiles (with a couple of exceptions, nonetheless). They don't look so boring and bland now! Actually, the old creature profiles (that just went offline) were from 6 months ago, back when Egg Cave was in development and barely operational! At that point in time, I can't exactly say I was concerned with the design. :P Time for an update, 'eh?
Secondly, you can now add profile text for each and every one of your creatures. A whole 500 characters! If you're a writer or just like dreaming, add a little "backstory" to your creatures! Where did they come from? What adventures have they had? It'll make things a lot more interesting and exciting for your friends to read! To update your creature's profile text, go to their profile and click the button. A text box will appear, where you can edit your creature's profile.
Third, eggs/creatures can now be fed REAL food! A little message/blurb will also be displayed (directly from the egg) after each feed (i.e. "Mmm! Yummy!"). More food concoctions will be released later! :)
Fourth, due to popular demand, Egg Cave now tracks the last 5 feeders for each of your creatures (excluding guests/non-registered users). This will help a lot of people know who actually *returns* feeds. ;)UP NEXT: Adoption agency!
Thanks for being a part of Egg Cave.
Yet another unexpected event has occurred. :( In addition to my sickness (which is putting updates behind), Egg Cave's server was compromised recently. The bug that was abused was actually on another web site that is hosted on Egg Cave's server. Rest assured that this security hole has been fixed and cannot be abused again.
As a security precaution, we recommend that all users change their Egg Cave passwords. This will secure your account from any outsiders, in the case that your username and password combination was compromised.[UPDATE] There seems to be some confusion about this event. Egg Cave itself wasn't hacked. Another web site on Egg Cave's server was hacked. This has absolutely nothing to do with this site; this is simply a safety precaution.
This is Ian, the (only) developer of Egg Cave. Just two days ago, I came down with a really bad case of the cold flu and have been out of it. As you know, I try to do one (or two) major updates per week and today there should be a major update. I am 90% done with the major update and I planned on doing the last 10% today, but I got worse than expected. Thus, I will not be able to finish the update today.
I hope you guys understand... the update will be coming tomorrow or the day after. Thanks so much... you guys are seriously the best little (more like BIG! -- haha!) beginning community I have ever had on one of my web sites. :) Here's a little sneek peek (the adoption center is the next feature after this one, I PROMISE!):
NEWEST SPECIES - You know that pretty-looking bird in the park at Ark City? Well, it was the only one of its kind -- until now (it was kept hushush until the Science and Research Center decided it was not the last one of its kind)! A small colony of Mo birds were spotted in the northeastern jungle of Ark. The Science and Research Center in Ark City found an egg, hatched it, studied the species, and has gathered some information which is now available at The Archives.
Rumor has it that these eggs are EXTREMELY rare, but can be found in the Egg Cave. Hmm...
UPDATE: Sorry! The Town Hall was broken for Firefox. This has been fixed!
Ark City has finally been RELEASED! Go to the Explore page to visit Ark City! A mean-looking Aerlo named Aeroria works in the Town Hall, which is currently the only open building in Ark City. She can help you rename your creatures! ;)
The City of Ark was built by a few wealthy individuals and they haven't staffed all of the buildings yet. Thus, the Town Hall is the only building open as of now. Rest assured that these wealthy individuals are working around the clock to find people to work in the other buildings of Ark City.FACEBOOK - Egg Cave is on FACEBOOK! Become a fan today! :)
NEW EGG CAVE SEARCH - You can now search through every user and egg in Ark! The search box is located on the right-hand navigation. This will allow you to find your friends easier... or make new ones. :)
Gender and country data are displayed in the search results. If you do not want this data displayed anywhere, you can select "Not Telling" for both your gender and country on the Account Settings page.WALL UPDATES - On your "extended wall" (i.e. when you click "View All Comments" on your wall), there are now only 25 comments displayed per page. No more endless page loading for extended walls! Hurrah!
As of right now, the most common requests from users are for a trading/adoption center, gender changer, and egg renamer feature. Rest assured that all of these features will be released soon in the coming weeks when Ark City is all done. Since Ark City is a bigger project than we anticipated, it's going to be released in stages. Please remember that we're a new site and still trying to "balance things out" with all of the appropriate features, evolution stages, evolution difficulty, etc.
Thanks for being a part of the #1 fastest growing egg site in the world! Whoot!
NEW SPECIES - A new species has been discovered in Ark! The Science and Research Center in Ark City has dubbed this new species the "Iramae."
EGG LIMIT UPDATE - Each user is allowed 100 eggs. No more than that any more. Sorry! :( No worries, there will be a trading feature/adoption center soon when Ark City is released!FLOOD TIME UPDATE - The comment flood time has been decreased to 20 seconds. More wall comments = more community! And that's what we're all about.ARK CITY - Ark City is still under construction... it's taking us a lot longer than we anticipated! Some of the things coming soon include: backgrounds, items, currency system, toys, trading center, name-changer, magic and medicine shop, and much more! ;)
Continue to invite your friends to Egg Cave! Thanks for being a part of our successful website!
Three new species have been discovered! They are the Punbundu, Bunthoff, and Whoon. All three are obtainable from the Egg Cave.
TERRON UPDATES - Until this day, Terron have been unobtainable. Now, they are finally obtainable from the Egg Cave! However, they are extremely hard to get. Think: darkness and time. We'll leave the rest up to our amazing community to figure out.
Ark City updates next week! ;)
We fixed a potential security issue in our "View All Friends" feature.
Additionally, Egg Cave now has an RSS feed via Feedburner. If your mail program or browser has its own RSS reader, just view the XML source and go from there. We've added an RSS button and Twitter button to our footer too (for easy access).
Our site blog has now been broken up into pages too! More advanced archive-viewing features will be available within the coming weeks.EVOLUTION STAGE UPDATES - All of you will be pleased to hear that it's now easier to hatch your eggs. The average, common egg should take you about 7 days to hatch (with medium and rare eggs taking a bit longer). We don't want Egg Cave to be a "chore" for you guys -- you should enjoy your eggs. Rest assured (for some of you egghead veterans) that there will be more challenging eggs to obtain soon. ;)
Ark City is still underway! It should be released within the coming weeks. Tell all of your friends about Egg Cave! Your Egg Cave creatures are now being viewed 250,000 times per day! Congratulations!
Recently Egg Cave has encountered some downtime for several hours at multiple points throughout the day. Right now we are working with our server technicians to resolve this issue permanently, although this issue hasn't been isolated precisely just yet.
If Egg Cave ever does go down, rest assured knowing that we'll be back shortly. Egg Cave is here to stay. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
IanNOTE - As you could imagine, this kind of delays the release of Ark City. Also, we're working at adjusting some of the evolution stages, so it's not so difficult to hatch an egg; bear with us! Thanks again!
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