Anyone else think that the aywas database auto_increment primary key fields have a bit of a case of an over-inflated ego? I mean people pay a lot of money for low ones, and those with low ones after their name seem to be looked up to by others.
I’ve noticed that there’s been quite a bit of hubbub about Hollow Moon lately. I’ve personally never really liked her because of a bad experience and so I try to avoid her and maintain a professional thing. I came across one of her threads (The one about the rodents, yes.) and I clicked on it because who can’t resist a good rant? I read the entire thread with a horrified expression and my friend asked me what was wrong so I showed him and he had the same face when he had finished.
I’m not exactly sure what the last part has to do with rodents… the part right before she locked the thread. I understand that she was ranting but still… to talk about animal abuse like it was nothing. If she really had an abusive mother … I know that I wouldn’t want to put something like that on another living thing let alone something that can’t defend itself against something as big as me.
I’m really done with her bull and I won’t have anything to do with her anymore. Although I won’t DNC because that could result in something that would be a bit more nasty…
it’s not even aywas that does it
it’s the users i used to be great friends with
something happened a year or two ago
and a group of people were talking bad about me
yes they had reason
but not enough for some of the things they said
they didn’t keep it private
they even posted a bit of it to this same confession blog
i didn’t want to say anything because i fear the results
but i think about what happened, and i think about it a lot
probably more than i should…
i get so depressed and anxious over what happened that i just want to off myself
i regret the whole ordeal obviously, but it’s much deeper than that
i feel like i’m not human anymore sometimes over it
and i can’t stop crying as i type this because it feels like everyone hates me
like why can’t i just let go, why can’t i move on
saying anything off anon would make me feel more insecure, because i’m afraid of being called a liar/victim/attention seeker
i just want to play virtual pet sites without feeling like i should be dead
Zebby? So… I am a disgusting person for enjoying a bit of drama? Tell that to the millions of people who watch drama shows. Does it really and truly make me a disgusting person to watch people make themselves look like idiots? Does it make me a disgusting person to watch people complain and bitch and moan when people call them out on it? If so, then that makes you a hypocrite.
Sometimes I wonder if I should stay on aywas. I mean it is one of the best websites I have been apart of and some of the people here are amazing! However, lately I have been feeling a bit ostracized from everything and everyone. I’m not into the teo craze and the chat groups that I am apart of are pretty dead. I have a really bad time starting a conversation because when I do, it never really goes anywhere or no one responds.
To me, the only time someone talks to me is if they want a commission, which is never bad, but sometimes I just wanna talk about random stuff y’know?
Guess I am feeling a bit lonely, but if this feeling continues I will need to leave or take a break since a pet site should definitely not be affecting me this way.
For those artists who are lashing out at those unhappy because they cannot/do not art and therefore unable to participate, please just stop. I can understand the frustration of the misconception of born talent vs. learned skill, but backlashing and telling others to “buck up, draw, and you can have a teo too”, is just crass.
As artists already know, for anyone who has zero knowledge of the fundamentals of art, learning the basics of anatomy, color theory, design, light and shading takes years. Years! Last I checked this event is only running for a week. In addition, why does everyone instantly assume that the only reason because someone can’t art is because they are lazy about it? Maybe there is some physical debilitating condition (ie: arthritis for one?) preventing them from art? Maybe they cannot afford a tablet and only have a mouse - something that can still be accomplished but still takes a great amount of time to master. Hell, lots of users play Aywas on their phone! There are a number of reasons why someone cannot art, don’t instantly assume they can’t because they won’t.
I graduated with a BFA, and knowing the average age of Aywas members, I probably have roughly 10 more years of life and art experience than most. I love teos. I very well could be participating in this event (hell I would love to), but I am not. The amount of elitism I’m seeing come from this event is shameful, it’s pissing me off, and I just refuse to be a part of it. Climb down from your soapboxes, put yourself in their shoes, and remember a time in your life when you were at a disadvantage (hell, teos dropping in the AC could very well be one). Be grateful for how far you’ve come but for the love of god be humble about it!
MBC married orbweaver pairs are torture ._. Especially when you get 3+ on a single list. Those orbs have a heck of a lot of layers which is nice for mixing and all but not fun for coloring/ sorting through…. If I start getting 3+ of those pairs every list, I’m considering quitting the mbc team because it’s not even fun anymore. I get that they’re popular to breed and all but could some more people please consider predicts? You get exactly what you want and I don’t have to color any more torture balls. (ps: 90% of this is exaggeration but seriously… predicts)
While I know a lot of people dislike Slash, you have to admit he knows how to work money and the economy. Just think — Slash is getting 5 teos and only having to give away ONE per set to the person. People were getting paid like $35 dollars per set and now he’s figured out a way to get them for free and make 400% (4 teos: 1 teo) each time someone submits a set.
Teos. TEOS TEOS TEOS OMG I am so bored with this, enough already! The site has to come to a screeching halt so everyone and their brothers/uncles/cousins/former roommates can have 12345 teos - well, recently not for those who cannot art because hahaha the alternative means of getting teos also came to a standstill (if you listen closely you can hear crickets chirping in the AC). Regardless, the only thing rare about teos at this point are their site colorations. Can we please move on to the next big Aywas thing already? (and of course proceed to destroy everything good and shiny about it too)
I would just like to say that a lot of you disappoint me. There’s one person in general I am vastly disappointed in, but I know she isn’t the first or last to do this.
Making friends is great. The more the merrier. But it makes you look like a real douche bag when you start ignoring old friends for new ones. When we met, you weren’t a new player, but you didn’t really have many friends. You had a handful of people you might ask advice from, or get help from if you needed it, but you didn’t talk to them if you didn’t need something from them or vice versa. But then you and I met.
We became fast friends. We stayed up all night and talked into early morning. We exchanged phone numbers and skype information, and talked to each other when we weren’t at our computers. This went on for months. We bought each other Christmas and birthday presents, and entered contests together.
But suddenly, new friends started pouring in. I’m fine with this, I’m not expecting you to be only mine, but damn, I didn’t expect you to completely drop me. You’ve always dabbled in pet coloring, but you rapidly got better, and you attracted more customers/other artists. These people wouldn’t talk to you if you couldn’t color, if you couldn’t edit. Even now, I see you’re on skype, I sent you a greeting, and you don’t answer, but you’re posting in forums constantly. It makes me feel like you’re purposely ignoring me, and that hurts.
I liked you for you, not for your art or your virtual money, but your sarcastic, cynical, funny personality. Now you’re surrounded by leeches and I really, really miss you.
Last Scav was my first time ever. I was so excited to have found a team that would take me, and that I fit into decently well. I tried really hard, even making a 3-4 hour drive to complete a task, sacrificing RL commitments to make Scav points, translating until I was dizzy, and my teammates and I only got 5 Scav points for the shop. It was so much work, emotional strain, and stress for such a paltry reward that I don’t think I’m ever going to try it again. It was so disheartening that I had to take a few months off on hiatus just to get back into the swing of things.
I feel like teos are becoming so deviated from their original plan and not fun as of late :( Everyone is getting these teos that aren’t even eggs, knowing exactly what they’re getting. I get that it’s nice to choose and KNOW, but I feel like the point and the fun of Teos was the egg— not knowing what you’d be getting and waiting with excitement for the egg to hatch.
To anyone who believs Aywas is unfair to nonartists
With the latest Aywas art contests I feel like I’ve been seeing more and more of this sentiment lately. You know the idea that Aywas is unfair to nonartists or something. So to anyone who truly believes Aywas rewards artists too much, I want to remind you of a few points:
1. No one is forcing you to be a “non-artist”. People are not either born with art skills or not born with art skills. Many of the great artists on Aywas only became good artists because Aywas encouraged them to get better at art! If you truly believed Aywas was disproportionately unfair in favor of artists, you would be willing to work to become an artist yourself to take advantage of this disproportionate favoritism. ;)
2. By design, art is one of the greatest assets on Aywas, so it makes sense to reward the artists who make it! Without the lovely user artists on Aywas, we wouldn’t have Teos, breeding, lovely custom designs, or even most of our site pets to begin with! So if you enjoy that pretty Melo of yours with flawless edits, then understand that is a GOOD thing that Aywas gives artists a reason to stick around and keep their art skills sharp.
3. Riding on the last point, Aywas is a unique game where art is one of the core gameplay mechanics. In a game like Tetris or Bejeweled or whatever have you, you become good by spending lots of time practicing the game. Many common user goals involving doing lots of breedings or owning lots of pretty customs more or less involve art. Being a good artist is one of the ways to be “good at Aywas”. Aywas encourages you to practice your art skills to become better at Aywas.
Hey, if you have a problem with the DNC I pulled, there ARE other ways to contact me. You just have to look for them. So MAYBE we can talk like a MATURE adult. And then, maybe, we might just talk about the DNC being erased.
this whole DNC fiasco with the mods wouldn’t bug me so much if they would stop acting like we’re such fucking criminals when i never spoke to or targeted the person (people?) in question or spouted off an opinion anywhere (because i’ve learned people won’t bring you drama that way??? like damn all I do is conduct business on the site and offer solace/advice to people in rants/life help)
like seriously stop acting like we’re the damn bad guys here and AHAHAHA ALL THE BURDEN OF THIS FALLS ON YOU hope you keep track of them fucker else urine trouble PAL
Finches, you have to be one of the funniest ones out this whole episode. You get incredibly butt-hurt out of something so very simple. And to actually call them a sociopath… well, it doesn’t make you any better than them, now does it?
You are one of the few people who happens to be dragging this thing out longer and longer. I think you enjoy this. Drag it out any longer and people will know exactly what kind of person you are. A flamer. Not the sort of person who gets things started, but the kind of flamer that keeps things going.
Had someone who I never spoken to, replied or PM'd put out a DNC request on me
Like seriously, I’ve never actually talked or even interacted with you, like ever, but apparently I’m so randomly offensive you’ve had to sic Eri onto me.
Then again considering who you are and how utterly dramatic and self-absorbed you typically behave, I can’t say I’m surprised you found some random reason to throw a snit at me. Or maybe you’re just DNC’ing everyone.
And before you ask, no it wasn’t Hollow Moon who DNC’d me. It was certain-other person who likes to pull a “I’m better and how you disagree with my opinions MODS, HELP THEY’RE BEING MEAN”, which, hilariously enough, is why I had already steadfastly avoided them on aywas even before this out-of-the-blue DNC. :/
Drinking game: take a shot every time Aporro continues living up being a xenophobic shitbag with her petty passive-aggressive rants on other threads and mini rants because being hated is such a thing to celebrate y’all wow look at me I’m so edgy <3
Okay…is there anyone sane out there on ay for me to talk to?
I had two people before but they all just…disappeared eventually.
I need a listener, I’ve been looking elsewhere forever now and nobody keeps in touch with me for longer than a month or two.
This isnt meant to make anyone feel bad for me, just want to talk to someone sane please.
I don’t want to reveal who I am or what I want to talk about for the sake of the nasties or anyone who may wanna mess with me. I’m new-ish and I don’t wanna be added to the mix of who gets ragged on, thanks.
The Pet Design Sale thread with “New Alt Melos” in its title makes me giggle every time I see it ‘cause the German word for “old” is “alt”, so in the first moment I always read it like “new old” before I realize it’s about “alternative”… Poor new old Melos. ;)
I know the chances are small, but with all these teos I don’t dare selling my lbp slots anymore because I’m afraid that the one time a teo might end up with one of my breedings, it will be someone else’s and I get super jealous over it ;-;
On the bright side, this gave me a lot of fun looking for good pairs to submit. I started selling slots when I had no idea anymore what to breed, but now I’m getting back into the breeding thing a bit.
I can never figure out how much the conversion rate is, and I get too embarrassed to ask anyone how much GP I could get with my BP because I don’t know how to do math at all. I have 40 million BP, how much GP is that now?
I don’t know, because I’m too stupid and humiliated by my stupidity to ask.
I'm really happy I got into a scav team that tends to rank middle-low!
Genuinely seriously non-ironically, I am really happy about this!
Let me ‘splain.
I’m a newbie as of this year. I want to complete stuff for scav, and I’m kind of a perfectionist about my own creative work. But I also have chronic health problems and a busy life.
Because the team doesn’t have a major reputation as a “competitive” one it also doesn’t have the kind of ruthless application process that top tier teams have - which leaves friendly and relaxed people who want to have fun!
But they also seem enthusiastic, so I think the team is likely to do all right this year and be a supportive environment if I want to work hard - and at the same time I feel like they’re people who won’t be horribly disappointed in me if I have a bad pain day or a bad brain day. I like my teammates so far. They seem low-drama and have good taste in fandoms. =)
I’ve probably revealed who I am by saying that last bit, heh. Well, I don’t mind. <3 I’m super pumped about this.