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Delays to Writing Contest, Fireside, and Black Friday Sale

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With the recent site changes, we’ve pushed back the start for Fireside, Fireside Writing Contest, and Black Friday. Fireside will extend into December, don't worry. <3 Luminaire will not change. Luminaire will work like normal, starting December 1st. <3

Black Friday

You'll have from November 23rd through December 7th at 11:59pm to load up on sale goodies! We'll be bringing back lots of old items and debuting some brand new ones! The old items will be retired again after the sale.

We will not price match items purchased before the Black Friday sale. Don't mistakenly buy something before the sale expecting to be refunded the difference!

Custom Wearables will be discounted 25% off of their listed price! In most cases, the CW creator will still get the same commission they would normally get, but if an item is priced where the commission would be larger than the amount paid for the item, the CW creator will only receive the amount paid for the item instead. This is so a base 500 CSC item cannot be priced at 10k CSC, giving a commission of 9500 CSC with only 7500 CSC paid for it, for example. In that case, the CW owner would only receive the full 7500 CSC payment instead.

As we've mentioned previous years, these are no longer included in the Black Friday sale: pet slots, pet name changes, username changes, and pet overlays. As per usual, monthly collections, weapons, and CS challengers will not be discounted.

Delish Sharp Banana
Gyrephon Plushie
Johnny Misfit Doll
Delish Energetic, Straightforward, Gentle, Devoted, Clever, Sharp, Observe, Brave, Sincere, Loyal, Tender, Inclined, Stardust, and Nova will all be retired at the end of Black Friday.

Glass figurines, Johnny Misfit, and Ruby Lee will retire from the Cash Shop at the end of Black Friday.

The following themed sets will move to the Themed Set Vending Machine after the sale: Gyrephon and Desert Bone Garden Fairy set.

Fireside Writing Contest

If you haven’t checked admin posts recently, we posted an update on the Fireside storytelling contest.

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Hello, eager writers!

We are very much looking forward to releasing the contest submission page for your themed short stories, but are trying to get the site a bit more ironed out first! We appreciate your ongoing patience, and hope to be able to read your entries soon.

Thank you!
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Posted by Amber

CrowCorvus

if BF isn't gonna start at midnight like literally every other event on site, could we get told what time it will start?
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Jai

It's mid-morning on the 23rd. When do Black Friday prices start?
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slippy

I just want the site fixed.
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Stakely



Amber's face after having to repeat there will be no Pawn Shop sale on BF
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BoaConstrictor

Finally you're waiting till things will have straightened out before starting events! THANK YOU!
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ohwellheythere65

I adore hearing all this news on my first lumi/fireside.
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Frankenchokies

@Isilven

Oh t'wasn't, not at all!

And to think I used to laugh at the people who would anonymously post shit about staff for fear of retribution. XD
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SykoLolli

i hope everyone is excited for the server hosting Subeta actually catching on fire and exploding - because Lumiside/Fiaire is definitely gonna make it happen! i'm excited for all this to go on, let's GO!
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chookie

thanks for the update :)
can't wait for BFS, i've been waiting alll year~ woohoo!
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ennui

Thank you so much for your hard work! All excellent news. Definitely looking forward to Lumiside/Fiaire.

Do we have an ETA for when vending will be back? :'D (Just curious)
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Isilven

@Frankenchokies Uhhhh HOW exactly was THAT one justified?
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Susan395

On Subeta, what is Black Friday about? I don't quite understand.
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Luck

Agree with Kros, I'm one of the unlucky ones with a completely broken avatar. I'd be glad if it was just my hair salon that was broken... Haven't had an avatar since the downtime.
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Frankenchokies

How nice that you put important information in the forum, from which I am banned for life, for arguments held off site.

Never get tired of pulling that one out. ^-^
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Atomic

I kind of want to complain again about pet slots not being included in the BF sale, but really I should thank you for saving me some cash because I would throw so much money at that. :P

(Amber I did see that you were looking into lowering prices for some features and hinted that this might be one of them, and that's awesome. I wait in eager anticipation to trade more of my paychecks for pixels X'D)
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far

the grinch in me is pleased.
BURN
LUMINAIRE
ohohoh eh
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Seoni

So can we make it a fiaire/lumiside tradition to with a Charity vs Melody thing?
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Brioche

@Isilven

"I'm not a Subeta coder but I know a little bit and I would think that, even with the server switches, having a full entire week of "Lumiside/Fiaire" is gonna cause massive lag due to double the server load. Like: we're gonna have floating fairies AND floating dragons, Charity running the donations while Melody is giving out goodies, Fantine trying to handle the pies, snowballs going on at the same time as dragon blessings/fire attacks..."

Sounds like a typical family reunion, bring on the chaos!
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Mackenzi

I'm really looking forward to the black friday sale!! New items!! Delish discounts!! Woohoo!!

Delaying is probably a good call. No sweat on the writing contest, I have been in the SAME BOAT. But I'm really looking forward to things chilling out and starting to run smoother, both on Subeta and IRL.
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Xezvi

Can't wait for Melody and the Red Rreign to collab their holidays! Plus there's still whatever spooky nonsense is going down at the carnival :o
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Uadjet

Agreed @Isilvin
I'm not a coder either but that just sounds like entirely too much stress on a still less than stable site
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Isilven

Okay, are we SERIOUSLY going to have to try to contend with two of the most user-active events occurring at the same time? And we're just... assuming or hoping that it's not going to crash anything further? I'm not a Subeta coder but I know a little bit and I would think that, even with the server switches, having a full entire week of "Lumiside/Fiaire" is gonna cause massive lag due to double the server load. Like: we're gonna have floating fairies AND floating dragons, Charity running the donations while Melody is giving out goodies, Fantine trying to handle the pies, snowballs going on at the same time as dragon blessings/fire attacks... I dunno about y'all, but I am Large Grimace and Huge Yikes because I do NOT foresee this going off very well at all.
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SongSparra

Well crap, went and broke it PMSL guess I jumped the gun with the previous comment
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Carlita

I have been saving csc since the last month, I have more than I have ever had but I think I'll never have enough to buy all the things I need lol.
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SongSparra

I know some will see this as bitching and honestly it's not, venting maybe, but definitely not bitching ok.
Typical, all the 'bonus' events have ended and NOW the site seems to be -oh god don't jinx it by saying this- loading fine, no problems other than a few notifications not coming through (pet finished training) but it's quick again with most things I've encountered so far, I just wish now the weekend bonus's were available so I could do them.
The positive is as I said the site seems to be back and in time for the holiday events so here's hoping.....
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Kros

I would like/need my HA! be nice to see my new purchases...
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Syrah

Now hoping I have enough CSC to buy all the retiring items I want :confounded:
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FCoD

Thanks for the updates (and hard work). It's going to be a busy time around here... can't wait!
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JaceGem

I assume the writing contest will have its own news post when entries are being accepted? I need more info on what kind of story we're allowed to write.
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SaboKat

I miss my HA :c (i already tried cache clearing many times, no luck)
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Tribunal

Can we please have 1 official thread/place for downtime related issues updates?? Maybe a temp subforum? This was the first thread people were officially directed to and it's just been abandoned with reports being ignored.

I know stuff isn't working right (like pings) and that's not helping but that's literally more argument to centralize it, not less.
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Samwise

@abel it's fiaire


(i wanted a gif of samwise fighting orcs with frying pan i searched for so long i failed)
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abel

@Samwise u wanna fite bro
(I'm jk lumiside seemed to work better have a good dayyyy)
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Muerte

Finally, we can kill the monster that is Lumin--- oh, never mind.
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Amber

@Ravers-Disease :) Like I've said multiple times, no. If it was included it'd be in the news post! <3
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Ravers-Disease

Will the CW pawn shop open again for BF sale?
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Stiles

Lumiside is kind of an amazing concept and I'm here for it.
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Johnny

I'm glad staff has been taking the choice of delay events rather them push them through and half of it not working, therefor making us miss a chunk of the whole thing
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Samwise

everyone else: lumiside
me, an intellectual: fiaire
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Christopher

please sir may i have some more a functioning salon?
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Immortal

Lumiside...that sounds so festive and cute. I hope we get special items to commemorate the occasion. If not, that would be a shame
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Marlboro

@Amber thanks for the update, I look forward for it! :)

It's just from a business point of view, pet slots are one of most "hot" product of Subeta, a discount would bring more sales than the regular times, from many people who can't or don't want to pay the 2k CSC.
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weasley

LUMISIDE WEEEE
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weasley

LUMISIDE WEEEE
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Cardamom

So we *haven't* missed the deadline for the writing contest, because I have been so busy and this would make me so happy!
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Julie

All good. Fireside going into December will give us something to do once we visit Melody daily. Actually glad writing contest got pushed back as I have t done anything for it yet. Lol. Thanks for the update. We appreciate your hard work. Keith and staff.
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Darkrai

Thank you for the updates <3 Appreciate the info
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Shelbie

Ah it was answered already lol :)
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Shelbie

@Raven Amber said no pawn shop for BF
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Raven

@Amber ah, that is what I thought XD cool. Now I know what to stalk and buy XD lol.
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Amber

@Raven No. :) If it was, it'd be in the news post.
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Amber

@Austria The Fairies will likely start off as random events and be given out in other ways too :)
@Marlboro While they aren't discounted, I've been discussing with staff about potentially taking a look at prices for various features and seeing if we should lower prices in general (not just for a sale). So that might happen in the future!
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Raven

@Amber will the cw pawn shop be open for this sale?
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Marlboro

Sorry but not to include the Pet Slots in the BF sale is a missed opportunity.
I have CS that just sitting there for eternity because I'm just not interested in buying items, I'm buying only the monthly CS Challenger and that's it.
And I'm not going to spend 2k ($20) for a pet slot, a sale would trigger me to buy a few of them.
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Austria

So how's that gonna work for the floating items? Will we sometimes get fairies and sometimes get Rreign items?
...Rreign items float, right? Gawd after almost eight years here I still sometimes forget how holidays work until the actual holiday is upon me.
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Dice

Looking forward to seeing everyone's Lumiside trees!

Red Festive Luminaire Lights
Classic Blown Glass Owl Ornament
Gold Traditional Candle
Veta Lake Tree Blub
Flame Saheric Teardrop-Shaped Lantern
Entranced Red Snow Fairy
Fancy Orange Feather Ornament
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qarakuzi

thank you guys for the update!! yay double festiveness :)

(also not sure where to post this, but my sales history still doesn’t show me the items sold! should they be appearing or is it something that’s being worked on already?)
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lull

Quote by @Amber @ 11/19/19 12:27 pm STAFF:

wow loving me with no hair
At least you have a HA :(
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feral

@Amber
I am not sure if you're the person to ping for this but is there a cut off date for CWs to be in the queue by to be available for the sale?
Or will the queue be managed throughout the sale? The queue has been really hit and miss on whether it's quick or slow lately and with how bad the site issues have been, I haven't been able to submit my sale items until just today and I still have a few more to submit tomorrow. I'd hate to miss out giving people discounted items since I didn't know when to have everything in by :S
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pointycatears

Thanks for deciding to extend Fireside, I was worried you wouldn't be able to because of Luminaire. I thought maybe you could add less new items and make it easier to get them, but there would still be a limited time to get the Bonfire and Pumpkin achievements, which was what worried me the most, so it's good to be assured that it will still be long enough to work towards them enough.
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Alana

Thank you for the updates! Super excited for all of these events!! :)
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Amber

@_Cresenta_ It's not opening for Black Friday. :) If it were, we'd include it in the news post.
@Saturnine Yeah, the idea was that since Thanksgiving/Black Friday are so late this year, we'd start the sale early (which we've been starting on Mondays the past few years week of BF) and have it go into December a bit. Want to make sure people get what they can <3
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Victoria

Thanks for the updates :)
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Saturnine

I mean, it's starting earlier than I expected and apparently was intended to start earlier than that is amazing.
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Saturnine

Ok I expected BF to start like...around thanksgiving. The fact that it's starting earlier and apparently wasn't intended to just made my day.

Also dang, got a lot of stuff to get with all those retirements :'D
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_Cresenta_

Do we know if the Pawn Shop will open for Black Friday yet? ^-^
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Laurey

@Victoria
I think they're just not giving a specific start date for Fireside, but we'l probably still get about 2 weeks like we usually do. They do mention at the very top that it will extend into December so we'll have enough time (like they're not shortening the length of the holiday just because it's starting late).
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hannahharmin

We'll all be keeping toasty warm melting away the snow this Luminaire. :D
I wonder if there will be any "Lumiside" items to reflect the overlap of the two holidays.
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o0SnowyOwl0o

will Fireside and Luminaire be happening together in December then or will there not be the month long gift part this year?
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Amber

@WonderFox Yes! Luminaire is not going to be effected at all. It's still a month long celebration :)
@Victoria Fireside doesn't have a set date at the moment, so no there isn't information in the post! It'll work like it has previous years, though! :)
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Faizh

Yay yay yay yay, BF!!!!
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Amber

finally luminaire is getting delicious food, @abel
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Victoria

No Fireside info?
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WonderFox

There's still going to be luminaire on time, right? So it's going to be like fireside/luminaire combined? :O
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Siha

I completely forgot about the writing contest omg.

Thank you for the reminder!!
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abel

lumiside?? double festive??
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Dice

Good to know. Last thing I want is my CSC disappearing into the void or my my story to get scrambled by the submission form. Get well soon, Subeta!
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Lypsyl

Thank you for both the update and holding back on starting things until its more stable. Appreciate it!
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mollykmooney

Thanks!
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Balloon

All good choices. Thank you!
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Amber

wow loving me with no hair
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