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The day has finally arrived... THE TRADE CENTER IS NOW OPEN to the general public. We hope that this assists you in trading and swapping creatures SAFELY. :) We know it will!
Although the Trade Center has went through extensive testing, please submit any bugs you may find via the Contact form. We appreciate it! :)
The Frequently Asked Questions page has been updated with all of the information you need to know regarding the Trade Center. We're going to redo the page altogether soon, but here's what you need to know:What is the Trade Center? Where is it located?
The Trade Center is where Ark citizens can trade their creatures. It is located in the northeast part of Ark City, behind the Town Hall and Adoption Center.How many creatures can I trade at a time? How many can I offer?
You can trade as many creatures as you'd like. However, each trade lot can only contain 5 creatures. Also, each offer can only contain 5 creatures.Not all of my creatures are being shown on the "Create New Trade" page!
That is because that creature is either in one of your other lots or you've offered it on another lot. Each creature can only be in one lot at a time.What's up with this "exceeding 100 creatures" message? What does it mean?
Each user on Egg Cave can only have 100 creatures at any given time. This rule has been in place since of the beginning of the site (it's nothing new).
If you're offering on a lot and receive this message, you need to change how many eggs you're offering. If you have 100 creatures and lot you're offering on a lot that contains 5 eggs, you need to offer 5 eggs to stay within the bounds of the "100 Creatures Rule." If you had 100 eggs and offered only 4 creatures on a 5-creature lot, in the case that your offer would be accepted, the resulting amount of creatures you would own would be 101!
If you're trying to accept an offer and receive this message, you simply cannot accept offer because of the number of creatures you currently own. To solve this, you need to contact the "buyer" asking him or her to adjust their offer. Egg Cave does not support the abandonment of creatures to maintain this rule.Do backgrounds transfer with creatures that are traded?
Yes.What happens if the creature I am trading currently has services booked at Tim's Food Shoppe?
The services will continue and be transferred to the new owner of your creature.Can creatures die if they are being traded?
Yes. If they die, they will simply be removed from your trade lot or offer automatically. It is important to feed all of your creatures daily!Do my creatures' views increase for being in the Trade Center?
No.How long can my trade be up?
Thirty days. If you do not accept any offers within 30 days, your trade will be automatically closed.NOTE TO BETA TESTERS : All trade lots and offers have been cleared from the Trade Center as there was a major bug. ;D
If you sent a message to @eggcave on Twitter, you're registered to be a beta tester for our brand new Trade Center (it will appear on the Ark City map soon, but for now, use this link)! If you're not a beta tester, don't worry -- the Trade Center will be released publicly soon.Give it a go! Please report any bugs via the Contact form.
We're excited for the Trade Center! It will be released publicly in a couple of days!UPDATE: We've fixed the evil blank page when accepting an offer. It works now! Sorry about that (it was a stupid mistake). :P
If you'd like to be a BETA TESTER for our Trade Center, before everybody has public access, send a public tweet (NOT DIRECT MESSAGE) to @eggcave with your username. :)
We cannot guarantee that everybody will be a beta tester. :D But that's how we'll be determining beta testers.http://twitter.com/eggcave - Sign up for a Twitter account and follow us if you haven't already.
We're working on the Trading Center right now and it should be ready soon. :) While we're working on it, we just wanted to get your thoughts on another Egg Cave idea: forums and roleplaying.Please participate in this survey here: Egg Cave Survey Thank you for your responses; the survey is now closed.
THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2009 MYLIGHTS COMPETITION!
Thank you to everybody who participated! After thousands of votes tallied, you have decided the winners -- you can see them here. You will receive your prizes shortly if you won.
We hope that everybody had a safe and restful holiday season! Great things are in store for Egg Cave in 2010! I can feel it! Thanks for being a part of this tight-knit community. :) Happy New Year!
Oh, and look what's coming to the cash shop:
Aeroria, head administrator of the Town Hall, has finally decided to hire 50 new workers to assist her with the paperwork surrounding all of the creature name changes in Ark.
As a result, you can now change any of your creatures' names 10 times per 30 days.
There is a new species of creature that has been discovered in Ark. It was discovered, contrary to popular belief, not by the Science and Research Center, but by an Ark resident, savannah!
The myLights Christmas Competition is coming to a close too! Be sure to vote for your favorites -- voting ends soon! :)
VOTING HAS BEGUN FOR THE MYLIGHTS COMPETITION!How to vote: At the bottom of every myLights entry, there is now a button to vote. You can vote ONCE for each entry.How to find entries: Visit your friends' profiles (and their friends' profiles) and look for the myLights banner at the top of their profile. If they are entered in the myLights Christmas Competition, the myLights banner will appear. Click the banner to view their entry; if you like the entry, vote for it!
Voting closes December 31 at 3:00 pm Egg Cave Time. We will tally the votes and announce the winners on New Years.
And due to popular demand, submissions are still being accepted while voting is commencing. It's not too late to enter just yet!
AND YES -- a trading system will be released in January! Thanks for hanging tight.
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