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November 2020: Double Feed Day

November 8, 2020 at 12:00 AM 28 Comments

It's Double Feed Day!

It's the second Sunday of the month... for today you can earn double the Egg Coins for feeding creatures everywhere on the site. So, start visiting your friends' profiles and take advantage of it!

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CORLINN, SCARROW, AND SQUINTON UNVAULTED

November 6, 2020 at 12:00 AM 209 Comments

Now On Sale

The Corlinn, Scarrow, and Squinton have now been unvaulted and are available for purchase. The last time they were available was 2012. Get yours today and enjoy the first round of rereleases on Egg Cave.

Available through November 30 or until they sell out.

New Stock Is Added In Waves By Major Timezones

To ensure that each major timezone has a chance at obtaining these creatures, here is the schedule of how the total stock available will be released.

  • 20% stock available: 12:00 AM ECT
  • 40% stock available: 12:00 PM ECT (evening Europe)
  • 60% stock available: 6:00 PM ECT (next day morning, Australia)
  • 100% stock available: next day the 7th, 12:00 AM ECT

ECT stands for "Egg Cave Time" which is the Eastern Time Zone of the United States.

Next Month's Rerelease

December 2020

  • Adarna
  • Bellato
  • Kringus

Corlinn, Scarrow, and Squinton Unvaulted Tomorrow

November 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM 141 Comments

Corlinn, Scarrow, and Squinton Unvaulted

Tomorrow beginning at 12:00 AM ECT (UTC-5) the Corlinn, Scarrow, and Squinton will be unvaulted in the Cash Shop through November 30. These creatures were first released in 2012 which makes them 8 years old.



New Stock Is Added In Waves By Major Timezones

To ensure that each major timezone has a chance at obtaining these creatures, here is the schedule of how the total stock available will be released.

  • 20% stock available: 12:00 AM ECT
  • 40% stock available: 12:00 PM ECT
  • 60% stock available: 6:00 PM ECT
  • 100% stock available: Next Day the 7th, 12:00 AM ECT

Rerelease Constraints

Here's how it works to protect values while increasingly supply of the rarest of the rare creatures.

  • Rereleased species begin at 1000 CC or higher
  • A species population can only be doubled at most
  • A species cannot be rereleased two years in a row
  • Rereleases occur on a monthly timetable, just like monthlies (next month's occurs on the 1st)
  • Only 2-3 species can be rereleased per month
  • A species can only be rereleased in and during the month that it was originally available
  • Species selected for rereleases will be announced at least one month in advance

Travels To Give Thanks For

November 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM 11 Comments

New Cash Shop Travels

Give thanks for these brand-new autumn and Thanksgiving themed Travels. Now available in the Cash Shop.

Beach Cash Shop Travels Retiring Soon

These beach-themed Cash Shop Travels from July 2020 will be retiring on Friday, November 6. Get yours before then.

It's November 2020 at Egg Cave

November 1, 2020 at 12:00 AM 112 Comments

The Halloween Fair Has Closed

Thanks for participating in the Halloween Fair. The stands at the Halloween Fair and Seed collecting are now closed and complete. As a reminder, you can use your remaining, unspent Seeds through November 21 at the Prize Shop.

Congratulations to our top collectors!

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Find The Gobblers: An All-New Creature Prize

Find The Gobblers is back with an all-new creature prize this year. Here's how it works: for the month of November, Gobblers will appear around the site. To collect one, click on it whenever you see one. The top 100 collectors will receive a 1000 CaveCash Voucher ($10) and a Cropler at the end of the month.

Do not participate in Find The Gobblers from side accounts.

Ready? Set. Go!

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The top 100 collectors get a Cropler plus 1000 CaveCash!

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Cash Shop Monthlies

It wouldn't be a new month without new Cash Shop Monthlies. Say "welcome to Ark" to the Leafzard and Bayak!

Cave Monthlies

New Cave Monthlies are here, too! Find yours in the Cave this month. This is the Cranotter and Cornucrab.

Kujak Sightings

Kujaks are completing their annual migration across Ark. Find this rare, vintage bird in the Cave through the end of November.

October 2020 Lottery: Drawing 2

October 31, 2020 at 3:00 PM 9 Comments

Lottery Winner

Congratulations to @raccoon and @notebook and @kaia_the_wurb, the winners of drawing 2 for October 2020's Cash Shop Creature Lottery! A Polter has been added to each of your accounts.

Buy your tickets for the next drawing now!

Last Day For The Halloween Fair 2020

October 31, 2020 at 12:00 AM 23 Comments

Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween! Have a safe and spooky time!

New Spooky Travels

This is the last batch of new spooky Travels. Now available at the Travel Agency!

Last Day: The Scary Patch

The Scary Patch (r95) will be available and restocking in the Travel Agency through the rest of today only. After that, it'll be retired from the main shop.

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Last Day: The Tentader

This is the final day you obtain the Tentader from the Cash Shop.

Halloween Fair Final Day

Today has been the last full day that you can collect new Seeds. On November 1 at midnight Egg Cave Time, Seed collecting will end. Don't worry, your existing balance won't go away. You can use your remaining, unspent Seeds at the Halloween Fair Prize Shop through November 21. Spend yours before then.

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Find The Gobblers Returns

Our annual event, Find The Gobblers, returns November 1. This year, in addition to a CaveCash prize there will be an all-new creature prize. Stay tuned tomorrow to see it.

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Luxu Ice Cream

October 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM 8 Comments

Luxu Ice Cream

These new Luxu-themed ice cream flavors are now restocking at Finley's Flavors. Find yours there today!

Meringue Ghosts

October 25, 2020 at 12:00 AM 17 Comments

Meringue Ghosts

Boo! These meringue ghosts are now restocking at the General Food Store.

Announcing A Trial Run Of Cash Shop Rereleases

October 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM 301 Comments

A Letter To Our Community

For a while now, it has been well-known in the Egg Cave community that many of the site's oldest creatures are virtually unobtainable due to their low supply and consequently unaffordable prices. Many of the site's oldest creatures are often the rarest and they're locked away on accounts that are now inactive or, if the account is still active, will never be traded or auctioned.

When we originally introduced the concept of "Cash Shop Monthlies" years ago, it was shortsighted of us to promise to retire these creatures forever. By promising to retire these creatures forever, Egg Cave is at risk of becoming more of a museum of shiny, unobtainable creatures rather than a living, breathing site that's fun and based on working hard for the creatures you love and want to collect.

The idea of rereleasing creatures has been frequently discussed over the last several years. In years past, it has been met with opposition due to fears that rereleasing creatures would lead to an inevitable collapse in values. While it is a basic economic principle that increased supply will slow the rate of an increase in value or cause it to drop, we do not believe that rereleases have to happen in a way that cause values to collapse. In fact, values cannot "collapse" when there was always a price floor of 500 CC to begin with. With rereleases, the floor will be even higher.

In recent months, players have begun discussing the idea of rereleases again but with more positivity and viewing the idea more favorably. We've been pleased to see this and want to engage with the community. That's why today we're announcing a 6-month trial run for rereleasing creatures on Egg Cave. Worried or wonder what "trial run" means? Please continue reading, as these rereleases will be governed by a lot of strict rules.

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Increase Supply But Protect Values

Our main goal of rereleasing Cash Shop creatures is to increase their supply but implement strict rules that Team Egg Cave adheres to protect their values. Here's the rundown of what we're proposing and how rereleases would work:

  • Protect value: Rereleased species have a beginning price at 1000 CC or higher depending on their Population Rank (a creature that's lower on the Population Rank sells for higher). They are never less than 1000 CC.
  • Protect value: Cap on the number rereleased. A species population can only be doubled at most. For example, if there are 50 living creatures of a species that's going to be rereleased, a maximum of 100 could be rereleased and no more. Team Egg Cave may choose to set this lower to protect values. Once the limit is reached, the creature is "sold out" in the Cash Shop.
  • Protect value: A species cannot be rereleased two years in a row
  • Rereleases occur on a monthly timetable, just like monthlies
  • Only 2-3 species can be rereleased per month
  • A species can only be rereleased in and during the month that it was originally available (a November monthly could only ever be rereleased in the month of November, maintaining the concept of a monthly)
  • Species selected for rereleases will be announced at least one month in advance

We are proposing a 6-month trial run for these rereleases from November 2020 to April 2021. During April 2021, we will gather feedback and vote as a community if you would like to see rereleases continue (as is or with changes) or be stopped altogether. If we do not have greater than 50% support from the community for creature rereleases, they will be terminated and halted.

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Rerelease Schedule

November 2020

  • Corlinn
  • Scarrow
  • Squinton

December 2020

  • Adarna
  • Bellato
  • Kringus

January 2021 - April 2021: To be announced.

Does the rerelease occur on November 1?

The first rereleased creatures will go live on November 6.

What creatures do you hope to see in 2021?

What creatures do you want to see rereleased in 2021? Submit your favorite Cash Shop species in the comments below.

Other Ideas & Suggestions?

Let us know in the comments. We look forward to engaging with the community.

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