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December 10, 2010

Flavescent Friday is Here

MQ's very first annual Flavescent Friday is finally here! Visit Soluna for tons of discounted weapons and mecha models! There are even a few rare weapons from back in the day!  

(Flavescent?? It's a real word, meaning a color, defined as "yellow, yellowish, or turning yellow."  A symbol of Autumn in areas where the trees change the color of their leaves.)  

It was difficult to decide what-all to discount this year - we listened to you on the forums and included as much as was both reasonable and feasible.  Re-releasing rares is a tricky proposition, and we wanted to be fair to those who love their weapons that are no longer available in shops while still providing something special.  There's a lot of lively discussion on the forums and I hope you'll join in! The main purpose of this shop is to provide items at a discount, so I think we succeeded - there are a LOT of items and mecha models!

My fingers are quite literally numb - actually the tops of my hands, starting around the wrist area. This was a LOT of list-making and typing in the database to get all the prices slashed - and to keep records of the original prices for Sunday at 11AM Server Time, when the shops close and the typing begins again to put them all back to their originals!  This shop turned into what Korin called my "baby" - I consulted with him, Warlic, and Vivi plus with you-all on the forums, so I can't really take all the credit.  Except for one thing - the typing.  I did all the typing.  Vivi caught a mistake in pricing before everything went Live and I did the Zorbo dance around the dining room thinking that might be the only error.  I made a few more, as it turned out ... I think I closed a window with un-updated tabs prematurely, was what happened.  I had 8 windows open in the database with up to 20 tabs per window.  I would like to thank some people who alerted me via IRC to those post-release mistakes in the price-slashing - you would recognize them as ZanpakuTô and zeke50100 on the forums.  Thanks!

I think you should go visit the shops in Soluna to see what's there because there is no way I'm typing out lists - haha!  Geekatron chassis!  RARE AvP weapons! And MORE!

I did make L33 versions of the Khael series mecha models for NSC, SC, and NG, and an extra NG model at L42 - these have the slashed prices, and will go into the regular shops at regular price when the Flavescent Friday sale ends.

I would have liked to make some higher-level versions of non-rare weapons for this but instead what I'd like to do is to get your input on the forums of what non-rare (available in the game) weapons you would like to see get higher level versions.  (Not new specials - that would be a separate project - just higher levels.) And if we make a separate forum thread for that, the link will be on the forums!  

I think I have a pretty good grasp on what non-rare mecha models you'd like to see get revivals (updated specials plus higher levels) or just higher level versions - more about that after Frostval, though.  Thoh is coming! Snow is coming!  

Snow Forecast! Minar is working on some really cool weapons for the Star Captain Giftboxes!  Vivi and Minar and I had a blast last night, chillin' together - I even got a brain freeze.  The wrapped gifts arrive for Star Captains on Wednesday (and the boxes mean nothing - their specials change when the gifts unwrap later in the Frostval season)!!!!

Mogloween and Turkageddon: Korin mentioned that I should let you know that we are leaving Mogloween up until we take the Flavescent Friday shops out on Sunday (access Mogloween via Jack in Soluna City until he's gone) - and then Turkageddon will stay up until this upcoming Friday.  I know I said it was leaving earlier but we decided (Korin actually decided) that it would stay up a bit longer.

Museum! New Museum exhibits including a special "Staff Pick" from a forum member who didn't even submit it for consideration! Run West to the Art Museum to check out Bladebrawl's art and art created by Hellsoarer, JoRanManzor, Xin the Ultimate, Kid Asero, and Draco1236 !  Talk to Circe in the Art Museum to get your own replica to hang in your Starship (if you are a Star Captain) and also to find out how you can participate and get YOUR artwork in the game for people all over the world to see!  (I'm not kidding when I say all over the world - I talk with people who play in: Malaysia, Romania, the Philippines, Austria, Australia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Israel, Ecuador - the list goes on.)

(No more lists! I'm done writing, going to go Zorbo-Dance some more now!) Have a great weekend! I'll be around on Sunday for sure, re-pricing stuff, and checking in as usual tomorrow.  Thanks for playing!

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