Our annual Easter Egg Hunt has just started! Although two weeks later than usual this year, the war and site maintenance delayed it. Both the war and the maintenance will be finished by the end of the month. This year's Easter Egg Hunt has 40 levels for you to complete. There are 40 new easter eggs hidden around the site and you have to follow the clues to find them. These will be hidden for atleast a week, maybe longer if we have to, so everyone should be able to take part. There is an Easter Egg Hunt Forum where you can all work together to solve each clue.
There is one IMPORTANT RULE - you cannot list answers or give out answers on the Forums or Club Boards, ONLY via Maramail. Anyone caught giving answers on the Forums or Club Boards, or linking to websites with the answers listed on the Forums or Club Boards will be banned from taking part, will have their prizes taken away from them and will be fined up to 100,000MP.
There are some great prizes to be won from this event. You will win all 40 Easter Eggs if you complete the whole event, MP and these items below, which will all retire after this event.
Can you also find this Easter 07 avatar that we have hidden? It'll retire at the end of the event!
Clue : 'This Murfin can run, catch him if you can!'
The Lottery has been drawn for this week. tommer1994 is the winner of the 612,900MP Jackpot with the winning numbers of 23, 12, 17, 6, 4 and 9! Congratulations!
Last Week's Raffle has now ended. nadav6811 is the winner of the Red DNA and 100,000MP prize with the winning raffle ticket number 1456! Congratulations! Make sure you buy your tickets for today's raffle - only 10MP per ticket!
We are almost complete with our quick Maintenance work on some of the busiest sections of the site. User Shops have finally been fixed so they can only allow the correct numbers of items in them - you will need to upgrade your shop size to hold more items. Your shop items have been moved to your Attic, but you can now easily and quickly move and price the items in your shop. Galleries will be back in a few hours, along with the Forums and News Commenting.
The second attack is on! Head over to the Battle Arena now to fight either a Kevadra or a Wizadrip.
These two new cute Chibs pet colours have been released - in Snow and Furry costumes!
Because of the ongoing War, it is too unsafe for Easter Eggs to be hidden around Marada - the Easter Bunny was even kidnapped! The war should be finished by next weekend, so we can start the Easter Egg Hunt then.
We are sorry to announce that we have a small technical hitch with this years easter hunt :/
The Easter Bunny appears to have been kidnapped by newths. His egg basket was deserted this morning, there was only a note saying:
We hAvE THE BUnNy. GiVe uS 10,000 SALmoN fLaVOuReD eGGs oR hE gEtS iT
The MBI (Maradan Bureau of Investigation) are currently hard at work trying to trace the kidnappers and rescue the bunny. The Easter hunt WILL happen once we get him back, there just might be a slight delay.
The Lottery has been drawn for this week. wolf0 is the winner of the 476,100MP Jackpot with the winning numbers of 16, 11, 25, 21, 13 and 7! Congratulations!
Last Week's Raffle has now ended. sexiipolar is the winner of the Red DNA and 100,000MP prize with the winning raffle ticket number 15499! Congratulations! Make sure you buy your tickets for today's raffle - only 10MP per ticket!
Minipet Island Land War - Part 4
We bring good news today, on a rather unexpected outcome to a secret peace conference that has being occuring to discuss the war. During their attendance at the conference, it is rumoured that King Baspinar XIII and Queen Eleka had been conducting private talks on the future of Maradas ecology in respect to the large number of Muskits and Swondors that have been killed as a result of the war.
It was announced today that during these talks the two rivals fell in love and were married in a secret ceremony several days ago! We also bring you the happy news that Queen Eleka is already expecting their heir to the throne. The happy couple have revealed that they intend to name their first-born Princess Laimay III (we just hope that it turns out to be a girl!)
The Laimay will be our 40th species of Marapet, and will be the rarest of all the limited edition pets. We are not quite sure when it will arrive, as Eleka has declined to comment on the due date.
Obviously, the ongoing war is now cancelled, but there will still be plenty of changes happening to the site as Elekas castle is to be immadiately vacated, and work is commencing on Baspinars Castle to "bring it out of the dark ages and make it fit to live in" as Eleka tactfully puts it. War points will soon also be spendable in a new nursery shop that is opening soon.
The Lottery has been drawn for this week. soccerplaya4lyfe is the winner of the 380,700MP Jackpot with the winning numbers of 17, 22, 12, 14, 9 and 3! Congratulations!
Last Week's Raffle has now ended. tanlenus is the winner of the Red DNA and 100,000MP prize with the winning raffle ticket number 21729! Congratulations! Make sure you buy your tickets for today's raffle - only 10MP per ticket!
The Lottery has been drawn for this week. luv1another is the winner of the 436,800MP Jackpot with the winning numbers of 2, 9, 11, 21, 22 and 15! Congratulations!
Last Week's Raffle has now ended. amphoria is the winner of the Red DNA and 100,000MP prize with the winning raffle ticket number 13238! Congratulations! Make sure you buy your tickets for today's raffle - only 10MP per ticket!
The Lottery has been drawn for this week. celtic3 is the winner of the 637,600MP Jackpot with the winning numbers of 4, 5, 9, 11, 16 and 19! Congratulations!
Last Week's Raffle has now ended. Aingel is the winner of the Red DNA and 100,000MP prize with the winning raffle ticket number 33205! Congratulations! Make sure you buy your tickets for today's raffle - only 10MP per ticket!
With the light side shops closed for all of the dark siders, the ongoing war is causing huge economic problems for the dark side, which relies on many of the goods on sale in places such as the City and the food grown in Gigantic Paradise. To help give her minions the goods they need to fight this war, Queen Eleka is giving out quests for items that are sold in the light side. If you bring them to her, she will reward you with War Points. If the dark side is to win this war and capture Mini Pet Island, we need YOUR help!
These two new Avatars will only be avaliable during the war.
WAR - Stage 2
With the dark sides shops closed for all of the light siders, the ongoing war is causing huge economic problems for the light side, which relies on many of the goods on sale in places such as Ziranek and the goods smuggled from the Dukka Caves. To help give his troops the goods they need to fight this war, King Baspinar is giving out quests for items that are sold in the dark side. If you bring them to him, he will reward you with War Points. If the light side is to win this war and save Mini Pet Island, we need YOUR help! If you are on the Light Side you can visit King Baspinar now!
With the King now giving out quests, he has decided to open the castle 24 hours a day. This means that the Troll can no longer have any guests visiting while the castle is open - you will have to wait for the war to finish!
There were a few problems with the War yesterday which have now been fixed. War points were not being registered for lots of people when we first started. This took a long time to fix (and just caused us some downtime), but by using our restock logs, we have calculated how many points you missed out on and have just rewarded them to you. Plus, Jenoa was mistakenly added to the Light side when its actually part of the Dark side of Marada.
We will be retiring lots of the Account Upgrade items we mentioned a few days ago tomorrow. You have only a few more hours to purchase them!
Stage 2 of the War will also be starting this weekend.
WAR - Stage 1
With the Light Side now banned from shopping on the Dark Side, King Baspinar has noticed a few problems with his economy. To try and fix these problems, he will be awarding 2 war points for every rarity of an item that light siders restock from his shops. This means that if you restock a rarity 10 item, you will receive 20 war points.
Queen Eleka responded quickly deciding to do the exact same for the Dark Siders. She realises that she has much less shops on the dark side than the light side has, but the dark side will have the advantage on the next stage!
RESTOCKING = buying items from the main shops (not user shops) on the world maps of Marada.
With the news of the War reaching Queen Eleka today, she responded by closing *EVERY* shop in the dark side of Marada from light siders! That means if you joined the light side you cannot restock in any shop on the light side of Marada! The King quickly retaliated by closing all of his shops to dark siders!
WAR HAS STARTED!
It is finally time for our war to start. You can now click on the shields on the site layout, under the logo, and it will allow you to pick which team you want to join. You can only join one team and cannot change it once its been choosen. For the next three to four weeks, we will have our war event which will keep you all busy! It will include quests, restocking and of course, battling! You will find out more soon, but for now its time to pick your teams...
This War Avatar is also avaliable! It will retire after this event..
The Lottery has been drawn for this week. dooge is the winner of the 775,400MP Jackpot with the winning numbers of 1, 13, 25, 3, 23 and 12! Congratulations!
Last Week's Raffle has now ended. kayliea is the winner of the Red DNA and 100,000MP prize with the winning raffle ticket number 23016! Congratulations! Make sure you buy your tickets for today's raffle - only 10MP per ticket!
We had another important upgrade to our site today, with all of our application servers receiving a lot of work. We have improved the loading times of the site by over 2,000% by optimising our php servers to full work how we need them to. We still have a lot more work happening on the site, which you will really start to notice happening soon. We are upgrading the RAM on all of our servers with 1GB or less of RAM. We have spent over $12,000 on RAM upgrades this week to make sure each server will, from Friday, have 4GB of RAM to work with. This will also help the site run a lot better, allowing us to cache a lot more data. Then from next week, all of our flash games are moving to their own network so that they can be optimised fully to load a lot quicker and to remove their lagging of our php servers. Thank you for your patience for the last few weeks, and for all of those who have purchased account upgrades, as they have helped to fund a lot of this.
SLATER PARK has received a much needed makeover. As with the server upgrades around the site, we treated Laimay to a new $250 drawing tablet for her artwork on the site. Shes had the same tablet for 3 years, since we started the site and really needed one that still worked! This map is the first piece of artwork shes used it for..
We can now officially tell you the Maintenance is now complete. As far as we know, the sites upgrade was a success and we are now finished. There is still a small possibility of some more problems, but these are unlikely. We would like to thank you all for your patience over the past two weeks, you should start to see the benefits of the upgrade from now on.
The Election results are in. The Snobbish Party has won , receiving 76% of the vote. Already in power, they have decided that they will declare war on Queen Eleka. This means that the war will start within the next couple of days! Keep checking the news for more updates.