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Development Update

Post by Mooncow » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:31 pm

Chao Island Development Update!
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Hi everyone! If you weren’t already aware, Chao Island is undergoing a huge redevelopment and will be jam-packed with loads of new features and information. Not much has been said besides that so far, so I think it’s only fair we start to talk about what’s coming and some of the work happening behind the scenes!

New Website
The current website has been in its current state for a LONG time, and is in need of freshening up. The new Chao Island will be mobile friendly, and have a lot more collated information. It will also be able to provide homes for fan mods and games such as Chao World Extended and Fusion’s Chao Editor, and provide links to all other realms of the Chao community!

Chao Island Network
There are many different hangouts and content-creators for the Chao Community. To name a few you may or may not be aware of: We have the Chao Island DeviantArt group, DarkyBenji’s Chao World Extended Steam fans, SapphireChao’s YouTube channel, ChaoGardenBuster’s Chao LiveChat Discord, Roaxes’ Chao-Studios Tumblr, and a lot more! The Chao Island Network will bring all the news from these communities and more into one place, allowing you to get the latest news from everywhere at a glance and help spread and unite the Chao community!

Expanded Staff Team
The staff team has been expanding, and is still expanding! I am proud to say I have some of the most knowledgeable and talented Chao Experts on the team helping me put together an even better source for Chao Information. We have an amazing team covering Chao research, graphics, design and social media. But we are still happy for more! Please get in touch if you think you are able to help out with the site in any area.

Chao Encyclopedia
Although it may be a surprise to some of you, the current Chao Island website never fully covered everything I know about Chao, or what I envisioned it to cover. Chao Island will also be releasing a brand new Chao Wiki which will go into depth like you have never seen! You will truly be amazed at some of the things our Chao Experts have uncovered and documented!

This is only part of what's coming - we have more exciting site features coming beyond this!

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Chao Points??
It's been a long time since Chao Island has had a point system, but the Island is stabilising and the economy is returning. The new Chao Island will introduce Rings back to the website! Rings can be gained by posting on the forums (which are also getting an update) and can also be won in competitions and site-wide events! There are also some murmurs that the Chao Dice game may be returning...

Chao Island Shop
The Chao Island Shop will also make its return! Rings can be spent on small animals and fruit just like before. There will also be rarer and more expensive items, so make sure you save your points and choose wisely. Unlike before, these shop items were purely for cosmetics and bragging rights, but now we have something even better for you to put these items to good use...

Your very own Chao!
Post counts and Ring/Point/Karma systems have always been a way to show how long you have been around and your status in general, but overall not very useful. Chao Island will be introducing a new interactive aspect where you can use your small animals and fruit to raise your very own personal Chao! This Chao will live in your profile area and be available for everyone to see. The more Rings you earn, the higher you can raises its stats with items and show off to everyone what sort of Chao you have raised!
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Achievement System
As you post on Chao Island and try out the new functions of the site, you will be able to earn Achievements. These will be in the form of special profile badges and/or Ring rewards. This will always give you something to work towards and give you another way to improve your profile!

Make sure you stay on the lookout for more Chao Island news!
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Re: Development Update #1

Post by ChillyChao » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:48 pm

This is soundin good so far.
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AAAAA THIS NEW NEWS IS MAKIN ME SO HYPED I DON'T EVEN MIND THE SHUTDOWN OF GD CUZ OF THISSS
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Re: Development Update

Post by Mooncow » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:12 pm

Updated original post with new information!
Chao Island Twitch Channel for Chao streaming!: http://twitch.tv/ChaoIsland/
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Re: Development Update

Post by Goodbye-m8 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:35 am

What kind of site wide events will there be?
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Re: Development Update

Post by YuYuChaosho » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:27 pm

although I have little to no idea on how this site worked before it’s the big economy break-down..
This sounds amazing! Can’t wait for it to finally be implemented!
The little Chao pet thing is sooo cute sounding too!!
You guys are doing AMAZING!!
As all the Chao in the Chao Gardens once said...

Y A W N...~

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Re: Development Update

Post by Mooncow » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:08 pm

Goodbye-m8 wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:35 am
What kind of site wide events will there be?
Anything from raffles/lotteries, to competitions of high scores on games, artwork contents, and chao events such as races and beauty contests. We have a lot of room for community partnered events too.
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Re: Development Update

Post by Goodbye-m8 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:30 pm

^so events like the ones on the chao discord?
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Re: Development Update

Post by Badwilds » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:10 pm

This all sounds awesome, can't wait. I've always been drawn in by achievements, so looking forward to that the most (besides the chao). B)
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Re: Development Update

Post by TheUnlimitedChao » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:26 am

Can't wait for the "Take care of your own chao" part! :herosway: :sway:
(Transmission Incoming.)
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:surprise: : Sir, Status is untouched. What is happening back on base?
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Any "sneak peeks" yet??

Post by josedanielsteller » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:47 pm

...OK, apparently some changes were planned while I was away. Anyway, do you have a "sneak peek" of the new layout and the "personal Chao"?? And where's the theme setting on the user control panel again??

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Re: Development Update

Post by Mooncow » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:31 pm

Sneak peaks will be coming in time! Development is still going full steam ahead! I will keep releasing dev updates on here and on twitter.
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Re: Development Update

Post by TheUnlimitedChao » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:07 pm

Oooooh! Can't wait for that too! :chaohappy:
(Transmission Incoming.)
:dark: : This is capt. Dark speaking. What is your status?
:surprise: : Sir, Status is untouched. What is happening back on base?
:hero: : Very normal. As long as we have the internet, None can screw our evolutions up!
:chao: : Alright, I'm signing off. Good luck with the hedgehog abuse back there!

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Also...

Post by josedanielsteller » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:26 am

Where was the theme setting again?? I asked that too.

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Re: Development Update

Post by Mooncow » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:51 pm

Disabled until the new site release
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Re: Development Update

Post by krzys2 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:01 am

Hmm sounds interesting. Can't wait to see new stuff. Also, will our old items which we have bought be some use? Also, will this system be newcomers friendly? Because if it will only reward members which have been here for long time, then it will discourage new members to even try to get nice stuff,no?
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Re: Development Update

Post by epcthunderfist987 » Fri May 04, 2018 10:42 pm

Mooncow wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:31 pm
Your very own Chao!
REALLY?! AWESOME! I just want to know... do we choose the type of Chao ourselves? or do we start with a Neutral Two-Tone like in the games?
Come on, SEGA! Give us Sonic Adventure 3! Or Sonic Battle 2. Either of those would be freaking awesome.

Also, Codec frequency's 149.87. PM me if you want to join my Chao RP: Forces of Chaos.

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Re: Development Update

Post by Drflash55 » Mon May 14, 2018 5:39 pm

Read through the entire post.

A lot seems to be planned for the new website, but they all sound very exciting.
Can't wait to see what Chao Island will turn into in the future.
Just your average everyday Chao caretaker... or am I?

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