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July 29, 2020



Ree the Glade Bovyne has won the Pet Spotlight!

July 28, 2020

Hello! We have a few more updates to share with you today:

Changing Pet Names!

There is now a way for non-gold accounts to rename their pets! Now that pet names are no longer unique, we wanted to make renaming pets easier and more accessible. Instead of making it something you buy, we're now only limiting it by frequency:

  • Regular accounts may rename one pet per week. That's any pet, but only once per week.
  • Gold Accounts will continue to work how they have: one name change per pet, per month.
The weekly limit resets on the rollover from Sunday to Monday each week, and the monthly limit resets on the 1st day of each month.

Pet Name Loyalty Totems
Some of you may have noticed an issue with Pet Name Loyalty Totems: It would not allow you to change the pet's name, but it would take the item. If this happened to you, please file a ticket and you will receive be given a new Loyalty Box as reimbursement. In addition, those who were affected by this issue will be given a name change that will not count towards your account limit.

The Loyalty Petname Totem is no longer available. Those who currently have a Loyalty Petname Totem can change it back into a Loyalty Box to choose a different prize.

Subscriptions: Loyalty Benefits

The Councilor and Goddess plans now have an extra benefit: stamps for your Loyalty Rewards Card! The Councilor plan will give you 1 stamp and the Goddess plan will give you 2 stamps.

For those who currently have an active Councilor or Goddess subscription: We are going to award these loyalty stamps to you retroactively over the next day or two. You will receive a sidebar notification once your new stamp(s) have been added to your account.

Other Notable Changes

  • The Pet Friends page has been updated to require both a pet name and username when you add a new pet friend, so that it can look up the right pet.
  • Buddy Gold Accounts can now be given to users who already have a Gold Account, and will be added to their existing GA time!
  • The new pool for clearing legacy names at the Bathhouse now has a clear warning in the confirmation pop-up that it will NOT change your pet's name - only the legacy name info will be cleared. This has also been made clearer on the Change Name page.
Pop-Up Book of Pets
Pet Treat Pouch
Ytiva Pet Bed
Has the recent pet name change given you a spurt of creativity but you just don’t have enough pet slots? You’re in luck!

We’ve added 5 new pet slots to the Millionaire Center. Still need more slots? Well, we’ve got you covered. We’ve also added 5 new CSC pet slots.


Iona the Custom Angel Paralix has won the Pet Spotlight!

July 27, 2020

A new cleansing pool has been unveiled at the Shengui Guo Bathhouse! Should any of your pets wish to forget their legacy names, they can now take a dip in the 'Fresh Start' pool and never have to think about their old names again.

This package is free and unlimited - of course, while you're at the bathhouse maybe something in the gift shop will take your fancy, you shouldn't leave without at least having a look around!

Note:To help everyone find this feature, links have been added to the Pets page and the Change Name page.


Maryah the Common Experiment #911 has won the Pet Spotlight!

July 26, 2020

It's happening! This change is a massive shift over what we've done for the past 15 years and we know upfront that this change will make some people happy, and some people upset. We're making this change to preserve the future of Subeta, and to keep excitement for new users as high as for those of us who've been here for the last 15 years.

We've listened to feedback on this for years, and have looked at how other popular modern games handle unique names like this. We've come to a decision and are implementing it today.

The goal at the center of these changes is to give everyone on the site the freedom to be as creative as they'd like, and build characters around their pets without having to scour for the name you want for months - and to honor those who fought for names and waited months.

Pet Names

From this point forward pet names are no longer unique. That means, for example, there can be two pets named Spot on the site at the same time. You can build stories and characters around a name, without needing to add numbers or strange spellings. We're looking forward to seeing a burst of creativity!

Changes:
The new URL structure for your pets looks like: https://subeta.net/pets/keith/AwesomePetName

And the sCode for linking to pets is: Code:
[pet=keith/AwesomePetName]
...where "keith" is the username of the pet's owner, and AwesomePetName is the (hopefully awesome) pet name!

All of the links around the site have been updated to reflect this change.

Changing Pet Name

You can now change your pet name once per month with a gold account. That means one name change *per pet*, per month. We'll have a way for everyone to rename their pets soon!

Legacy Pet Names

To honor those who have spent time, effort and money in obtaining unique pet names up until now, every pet created on the site up until this news post now also has a legacy pet name that links them to their names prior to this update. The old URL structure and sCode will still work, and will link to the pet with that legacy name.

For example, if I owned AwesomePetName before this update, then https://subeta.net/pets/AwesomePetName here will still link to my pet AwesomePetName for the rest of time!

If I change my pets name to "TotallyAwesomePetname" the legacy name will continue to be AwesomePetName. This status will persist even if your pet is transferred to a new owner.

There is a line on the pet profile designating the legacy name, and this can be removed targeting the .legacy-name class with CSS. For example, the following CSS will hide it completely:
Code:
.legacy-name { display: none; }

Other Changes

We will no longer be clearing old pet names - all old pets will retain those legacy names.

We will still be clearing usernames at the same time, as they continue to be unique. No pet names will be cleared.

Edit:
There is a helpful user-made FAQ here which compiles information from various staff posts/comments: Topic: FAQ about the Non-Unique Pet Names Update


Duk the Golden Mallarchy has won the Pet Spotlight!

July 25, 2020

Thorn Bug
Filbert Weevil
Dragontail Butterfly
Panda Ant
Omen Island Walking Stick

Happy Face Spider
Picasso Beetle
Atlas Moth
Scorpion Fly
Painted Grasshopper
Spot these new bugs for the lovely Chimalma!

Bug Catching will be available until the first day of Autumn, which is September 22.


Kenku the Blacklight Irion has won the Pet Spotlight!

July 24, 2020

Smiley Croissant
Underground Vault Key
Peteymuffins Dolly
The time has come. Our legacy shops have officially retired!

You can mass-transfer items from your legacy shops into your vault here.

There is also the option to one-click remove an item from a legacy shop from the Account Search page, and complete quests with legacy shop items. If an item a quest asks for is in one of your legacy shops, there will be an option to complete the quest with that item. That option is checked by default, but you can disable it from your user preferences.

Like we said earlier this month, we will not automatically move items from legacy shops to vault yet. We'll give y'all a warning before we eventually do this. <3


Quentin is the weekend quest! Do those quests for increased prizes and special rewards!


HarmonyCharm the Angel Kora has won the Pet Spotlight!

July 23, 2020

A History of Halftone
The Point of Pointillism
Stunning Stippling
Brush up on your art history with these new Art Museum books. There’s no shame if these just become coffee table decorations.


Sandro the Custom Nostalgic Chelon has won the Pet Spotlight!
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