is here and as always, marapets has lots on its way. October was a very odd month for us, with lots of downtime and server problems but we managed to get all of the servers we needed and if you were online on Sunday, you would have seen that we managed 15,000 page views every five minutes without any serious problems, downtime or lagging. However, we did have problems with our image server and as we are growing very rapidly, we would like to keep ahead with the hardware so that we never experience the problems of October again. Therefore, this month's Account Upgrades money will be saving for more image servers and two more top-of-the-range servers which host the main areas of the site. We would also like to let you know that this month will definately see the return of Marahomes
and we also hope to have MaraTalk
released in beta - however this is still uncertain. On top of that we will have lots more cool stuff we will suprise you with!
The new Account Upgrades
are here and this time with a Shadow/Gothic theme. They are avaliable to purchase now, however they will not be awarded until tomorrow. Here is what you can get:
is the 26th Marapet! It is limited edition and this will be the last time for you to get this pet through Account Upgrades - this pet is very limited.
There is a Gothic Costume
with the Sindi and Tantua now avaliable in this colour. You can also get an Enchanted Plushie
to be able to get a Gothic Sindi or Tantua..
There is a new battle opponent named Shadow
There is also a new Shadow Blade
is on monday, starting from today, all week will be Trick or Treating Week here at Marapets. To take part, all you have to do is have a Halloween pet to go tick or treating with. Then every hour, you can go to visit Elger and collect a free gift! Simple as that. You can win anything from 10MP to 10,000MP or some cool new items, such as a Elger Plushie or the new Batz minipet. All items given out by Elger for halloween this week will be retired next week, and retired items will never be avaliable again.
Don't have a Halloween
Marapet? All this week the Halloween Costume
will be restocking at rarity 5! There is also now a halloween Newth and Zetlian..
We will also be giving out two Zombie Costumes
and two Mutant Costumes
a day all week! The server has been set to randomly select 4 different times each day this week to award one of the items to a member that is online! After that, both costumes will be retired. The Mutant Walee and Chibs have also been completed.
The latest avatar is for Trick or Treat week here at Marapets. This means it will retire by next weekend.
The Halloween Treats
shop is restocking 10 new items! Most pumpkins no longer restock.
Finally, for those who are going out trick or treating or having their own halloween parties, we wish you all a fun and safe Halloween!
have been fixed. This means that even Marasite Shoutboxes
are back online! There are also two new avatars for you to find...
has been added to the City map.
of the site has been updated. We now have a Gallery icon to help you get to you gallery quicker. We also have adverts at the bottom of the page run by Adbrite. If you are looking to advertise with us, please now do it through Adbrite.
As promised with the release of DNA minipets, Mutant Pets
will be avaliable when you use the DNA Minipets Laboratory. There will be a chance that one of the two pets you operate with may turn mutant. The Mutant Reese and Quell have now been completed.
The Clown Osafo
has been revamped to fit in with the new-look Osafo. It finally looks nice =D
All Server Upgrades
have now been completed. It has taken us over four months to get the money to afford it and has taken almost 60 attempts but we know have the site running in the perfect set up for us. We have 20 servers all networked and running together to make the site very fast for you all, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no downtime. We would like to once again thank you all for your patience throughout all this time, as there have been lots of problems, glitches, errors and downtime while we set it all up. Most of these errors have already been fixed, but any that have not, please let us know. Also, for those who have been with us in the past when we have had problems, we now have daily backups on all 20 servers to ensure that no data is ever lost. A special thank you for all of those who have donated and helped make all of this possible.
There are 12 new Jobs
now avaliable at the Job Centre in the City. There is now a wide range of different stats and income for you to find a perfect job for your pet. We have finally released Job Promotions
, which means that a new random event will show up for you to move to a higer position than the one you are currently in. However, higher positions require higher stats but also have a higher income. Your pet could start as Homecoming Queen on 90MP a day and after 8 promotions become a Supermodel on 1550MP a day! Remember that you can have upto 8 pets all with their own jobs, so make sure that you are training and attending the school for the highest paid jobs!
has been released! The Maradan Prison is where pets are confined when they have committed a crime. Crimes can range from using illegal items, your pet getting caught having an illegal job or just by not paying our bills - either way, imprisonment is the only way to punish them. The prison will be added to the city later today, for now please click on the prison image below.
If your pet does ever get caught commiting an illegal offence, such as using an Illegal Concoction or with a job like a Computer Hacker, here are some of the Prison Costume
pets. There is one for all 25 marapets and a costume too!
The default Yakubi
avatars have now been updated.
The latest pet revamp is my favourite so far. The Knutt
has been updated and has much more character. It was gigantic and strange before and I now have a Green Knutt! Hope you like it too...
- The restock system of the site has been completely updated. Yesterday you may have seen a huge amount of items restock. This was to quickly balance the site from our recent item problem. Restocks are now fairer, less predictable and overall restock more often. Another important change is that you can no longer restock more than one shop at a time and you can no longer remember the link to an item you are restocking. This means that there is nothing other than internet connection speed that will make restocking unfair. We hope you appreciate the changes.
We have two new Hidden Avatars
. It looks like the last three that were released are not working. They should be fixed as soon as these are activated today.
This is how the newly revamped Yakubi
looks! We never really like the original Yakubi that much and it now has a lot more character to it!
The deault Leido Avatar
has been updated.
All of our new Servers
have now finally been set up. It may not seem like it, but for the past 4 months we have been trying to get the perfect set up for Marapets so that in the future we can easily expand without having to limit what we have to offer! Please be patient and expect a few problems and random downtime this week. You should notice that from next week that downtime will be a thing of the past and that now we have all of the servers set up, we can get back to daily news updates!
is the latest pet to be revamped. We hope you really like the changes!
If you haven't noticed already, we have added the link to MaraTalk
underneath the side bar. We haven't told you much about it recently, but it will be a free downloadable program simililar to many popular instant messengers where you can login with your Marapets account (over 13s only) and chat to other members in real-time. There are TONS of unique features coming along with it, and its looking great...
have new icons - they look much nicer now.
And finally, as we haven't had an new Avatar
in a while, here is three new ones!
has been updated! Thanks to the support of all members, we were able to get Maramail its own server. You can now store upto 1,000 maramails! You can also now Archive mail you need to keep, report mail easily and you can also quickly send mail to your Marapals! There is also a very cool Maramail Search for you to search through your saved messages for the ones you need!
We reached 200,000 Members
!!! To celebrate, the second we reached 200,000 members 2 members who were online were randomly sent an Enchanted Chibs Plushie
! Congratulations to jofa and mathwiz!
have now been released. You can get to them by going to Enpiah for now. We will add a link to your profiles later in the week, but for now this is the only way. Your gallery size and your shop size are the same. You can also use one of its cool features to chose which order you would like items to load in your gallery!
We have also re-coded Shops
and the Shop Search
. The user shops are for selling items only now, so EVERYTHING you put in there is buyable (except for hidden items at 0MP). You can also sell items for upto 250,000MP
in your shop. Shop Sizes have also returned.
have also been re-coded. Completed auctions and trades are now stored and processed together by the server to avoid any errors. Please check the status page for an estimated time - although it should only take 1 minute maximum to process.
We would like to thank you all for your patience this week while we have been re-coded lots of the site to prepare it for our server changes. All errors should be fixed by tomorrow. If we can collect enough money this month we should be able to afford the hardware we need. Lots of big projects on the way...
With thanks to everyone who has supported us, some of our new servers are finally set up. You should notice that the site is a little faster, but the main part of the upgrade was for more space. This has already allow bigger Profiles
- with maximum space of 1,000 characters and allow certain html. Signatures
are also back too!
We now have new Club Poll
and Club Quiz
systems. They look much better and work now!
There is a new Secret Blog
for you to find! Its been so long since the last one...
has been updated.
have had a new look. We hope you like the improvements to them.
There is now a Profile
icon for farm and garage quests.
As so many have asked for new Referral Prizes
, at 1000 referrals we will reward you with an random unbuyable Quell Potion
!! These do not include any upgrade quell potions.
has just been updated.
We should be running slightly faster now as Journals
now have a server each. Editing them is down but should be back by monday.
now looks like this!
has been drawn. We missed out July so the total has been shared between 2 winners. The winning numbers are 18, 08, 15, 17, 02, 24 by kathythediskdrive and 1, 17, 2, 6, 9, 20 bycassie88. Congratulations!
is only a few hours away, the new Account Upgrade prizes have been released. The prizes from June are now retired. As August's water theme was so popular, we thought we would try a fire theme this month! Here are the prizes:
A rarity 27 Fire Costume
that will never restock in the main shops.
A rarity 32 Flaming Axe
that will never restock in the main shops.
A rarity 42 Flayee
minipet that does not restock and therefore will be rare.
A rarity 49 Phospho Trading Card
that will never restock in the main shops. Add this opponent to your deck, and earn the BP!
A rare, limited edition Fire Tantua Potion
or Fire Quell Potion
. These items will never restock and will retire. There is a one in four chance that you will get a Quell potion instead of a Tantua one.
As you can see from the Fire Tantua
above, the Tantua has been given a fresh new look. Now it's my favourite pet =D
There are now nine new Beds
restocking in the furniture shop. All previously unreleased furniture will be added today.
Since the Battle Arena opened on the island, so many Addows
have been spotted in Marada that the pet is no longer Limited Edition. You can now create an Addow whenever you want.
Here is a preview of how the new Doyle
How do you find this Mechanic
There are now nine new Wardrobes
restocking in the furniture shop.
- Our brand new layout has been introduced. Most of you know that our old layouts were very very basic, and ugly, just to make them load faster and less demand on the servers. Now we do not have to worry about this and have our brand new server. After testing it with some browswers and some computer's resolutions we found that having adverts on the right made the whole layout too wide so we have moved them to the top - it was not by choice, but they actually do not look too bad there. Hope you all like the changes!!
We thought you might to know what is happening next, as Marapets continues to improve th quality of some of its very old content. We are revamping the normal poses (basic colours only) to 19 of our Marapets
. These drawings were done over a year ago, when quality was not top on our list! Here is a preview of how the new Equilor
Oooh.. a Water
There are now nine new Baths
restocking in the furniture shop. All of the other furniture was not added because the furniture shop was hidden and it was unfair. Now it is in Minipet Island and all new furniture is restocking.
It has been so long since we have had some new avatars, but this Laiyee Avatar
has now been hidden!!
- As so many people have contacted us asking for an email address from Marapets, we have come up with Maramail Upgrades! We have tried to keep it very cheap, at $2.50 one time donation per 25MB space. For more information, please go to your Maramail inbox.
, Image Uploads
are now back to normal! For security reasons, we had to take them offline but they are now fixed. You should also notice the new domains:marasites.com
that we have added to improve them!
To help continue to improve the site, we have bought 10 new marapets Domain Names
and 5 new Fax Numbers
United States (413) 581-3750|
There are now nine new Sinks
restocking in the furniture shop.
After such a long time, the Zax
avatars have finally been fixed. Sorry for the delay, and to make up for it, here is how to get them. For the Zax, you need t equip it to a pet of the same colour and view it. The Rainbow avatar is gained by viewing a rainbow minipet equipped to your rainbow pet.
We have removed the coloured Chairs
from the site. If you had any of them, you should notice it has been replaced with a new Broken Table
There is a new job avaliable in the city for pets. A job as a Teacher
is now an option, with quite high income too!
There are now nine new Tables
restocking in the furniture shop. The shop should be added to a map soon.