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Newsletter 5 Apr: Updates to Forum VERY IMPORTANT!!

Post by piwakawaka » April 6th, 2021, 7:27 pm

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April 2021
Year 7, Issue 14

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Hello, Readers.

There's been a major overhaul of the forums over the weekend, so please take the time to look over the article to see what's happening with the changes. These changes include updating important information for our community, especially around donating and adopting. Even without major forum changes, it always pays to go check the Do Not Donate list, as the last thing anyone needs is a flooded mailbox full of Left Sharks. They have been breeding, no one knows how, and no one has figured out how to stop it. Help!

We also have an update for Classy Leveling, complete with the winner for last month. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has been helping out in this endeavour.

I hope you all have a good week.


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Post by piwakawaka » April 6th, 2021, 7:27 pm

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Forum Updates
Hello Everyone!

I've been busy updating the forum, Discord, the events, and planning out some more projects for A3 later this year. I wanted to take a moment to recap everything so that we are all up to date and on the same page together. There is also a poll at the bottom for you to complete. If you have any questions please let me know!

Thanks,
Waka
FORUM
  1. The process for joining the community has been simplified. For a while, we have been testing the invite process for A3b using the Guild Finder tool in-game. We've liked how this has gone, so we are now using the same process for both guilds! Going forward, new members will be instructed to create a character for both guilds. I encourage everyone to look over the new steps if they have time, just in case you find any wayward newbies searching for help: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=31. This post is now a global announcement.
  2. New members will now be receiving a special welcome kit. This kit will include everything they need to get started with adopting and donating pets, plus some fun random items. We even have homemade cookies!
  3. The "Getting Started" post has been updated to be an "Important Reads" post. If you ever can't find something important, chances are it's linked here: viewtopic.php?f=74&t=2127
  4. We brought back the site sliders. These will change periodically. It's been a while since we used them, and we like them very much. :)
  5. Adoption information has been condensed and updated: viewtopic.php?f=81&t=39
  6. Donation information has been condensed and updated: viewtopic.php?f=81&t=33
  7. A few sections have been shifted around. You will find new links that were in the forum (i.e. Xu-Fu's and WCP articles) now on the right-hand menu. The newsletter is now up in the top section. Announcements has been removed as we use the newsletter for this.
  8. The games section is fairly inactive and scheduled to be retired. Our favorites have been moved to the Discord Games section though!
  9. The photo of the week in the newsletter is now a monthly recap.
DISCORD
  1. The Horde and Alliance channels had gone unused since they were created, so they have been retired.
  2. We've added a #new-member channel for new applicants to notify us when they are ready to join our guilds in-game (optional step).
  3. We've moved our favorite games from the retired Games forum section to Discord. Please join us for #level-that-pet, #name-that-pet, #pokemon-go-cps and #hurt-and-heal.
EVENT
Classy Levelers
  1. We were able to free up a total of 7 character slots of new levelers to take over. These characters have seen been claimed and updated on both the MAY participation sheet and the SIGNUP sheet.
  2. The spreadsheets have been removed from Discord and are now only located in the event post. We have found an issue with too many folks skipping straight to the spreadsheets and ignoring the important information in the event post.
  3. Direct message Jedikitten if you have any issue with the sheets or your characters.
  4. Even if you are already participating in the event, we strongly encourage you to re-read the event post.
Event (And Other!) Donation Drive - 2021 Year Long!
  1. PHA7-YNX has been added to the donation list.
  2. When donating pets, please take a moment to notify Wakamaru. Since donations are sporadic/random, this will help ensure they are collected in a timely manner. You can do this by replying to the event thread, sending a PM on the forum, sending a DM in Discord or posting in the #support channel on Discord.
  3. Even if you are already participating in the event, we strongly encourage you to re-read the event post.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
  • All official communication is done through the forum. Please be sure you are checking your messages regularly. It only takes a moment to do this when you hop on to do adoptions or check the newsletter out.
UPCOMING
  • Our next regular forum event will begin with Summer. We'd like your input on what type of main event you might like. Your options are:
OTHER
The Treasure Hunt is On!
  • Xu-Fu's Pet Guides is hosting a great game and giveaway of their own! You can participate in the leaderboard portion of the competition to win some epic prizes or you can collect raffle tickets and enter to earn some great battle pets! A3 has sponsored the North American prizes. XuFu's is a core part of the way we handle adoptions here so we are all too happy to give back with these sponsored prizes. We encourage everyone to participate in the fun, whichever way you want to play!
March 2021 Classy Levelers Wrap-Up
Everyone has done an AMAZING job working on the project event! We are so much farther along than many expected.
March 2021 Winner
@BaconTaco
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Re: Newsletter 5 Apr: Updates to Forum VERY IMPORTANT!!

Post by piwakawaka » April 6th, 2021, 7:28 pm

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Reading With Leashes
Guides!
Have you checked out these guides?
Random Reads!
Check out these other awesome posts!
Is there a tamer you just can't seem to beat? A pet you want to know more about?
Be sure to let us know what you'd like to see covered via the blog forum post or by sending Jedikitten a PM!
Photos Of The Week
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Featured this week:
Chemomaus, @Paww and @Sandwalker

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Want to see your photo here? Send us selfies or screenshots of you and your getting achievements, finding new pets, or just out and about having fun!

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A3 Forum Games
4 Word Story Time
:books:
Play Game
Hurt and Heal
:crossed_swords:
Play Game
Level That Pet
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Play Game
Movie Connections
:movie_camera:
Play Game
Name That Pet
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Play Game
Pet Scramble
:question:
Play Game
Pokemon Go CP #s
:mouse:
Play Game
Who Am I
:spy:
Play Game
Warcraft Puns
:drum:
Play Game

This Week's Puzzle
Puzzle #35
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Last Week's Answer
PROSPECTS

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Re: Newsletter 5 Apr: Updates to Forum VERY IMPORTANT!!

Post by piwakawaka » April 6th, 2021, 7:30 pm

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Reading With Leashes
Guides!
Have you checked out these guides?
Random Reads!
Check out these other awesome posts!
Is there a tamer you just can't seem to beat? A pet you want to know more about?
Be sure to let us know what you'd like to see covered via the blog forum post or by sending Jedikitten a PM!
Photos Of The Week
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Featured this week:
Chemomaus, @Paww and @Sandwalker

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Want to see your photo here? Send us selfies or screenshots of you and your getting achievements, finding new pets, or just out and about having fun!

Submit Screenshot

#A3pix
Twitter
Forum Thread
Private Message
A3 Forum Games
4 Word Story Time
:books:
Play Game
Hurt and Heal
:crossed_swords:
Play Game
Level That Pet
:chart_with_upwards_trend:
Play Game
Movie Connections
:movie_camera:
Play Game
Name That Pet
:dog2:
Play Game
Pet Scramble
:question:
Play Game
Pokemon Go CP #s
:mouse:
Play Game
Who Am I
:spy:
Play Game
Warcraft Puns
:drum:
Play Game

This Week's Puzzle
Puzzle #35
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Last Week's Answer
PROSPECTS
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