Two new avatars related to Marapets Free Email Service have been released. And no, you don't have to upgrade to get them..
The Survey has been completed and all of the Prison Costumes have been awarded. Thank you for taking part, we have some good feedback to look into and help us improve Marapets. Here is the results from one of the questions:
When MaraTalk, our free instant messenger service is released, will you download and use it?
I'll try it 32%
Have you looked at the MaraTalk website recently?
We are pleased to announce the beta release of our new Marapets Email Service. It is 100% free to all members who have email-verified their account with us and are 13 and over. You should have notice the "0 New Emails" added to the top of each page which will let you know when you receive new emails. You will also receive an event, similar to the way Maramail works. You can also send emails from your maramail.com email account, however this is very basic right now as most of its features have not been completed yet. It may take up to two weeks for it to be finished, as certain parts, such as forward and reply have not been completed yet. You should soon also be able to send attachments. Sending emails is also rewarding, as your referral link will appear on them all, which should increase the amount of members you refer to the site! There will also be some new, unique Random Events soon added that will only appear on the maramail.com website. Please remember that it is a FREE service and run on donations, so we would like to thank all those who have supported us - and continue to do so - for helping us to make this possible! As you may know already, for as long as we have players donating, more and more features can be added and remain free for everyone.
We now have new, more secure and faster Security Codes when you restock.
A new Award has been released for the Most Helpful Member. This award is randomly given to players who we believe have been very helpful to Marapets. This award is only chosen by Laimay and I, and as other staff are players of the site too, they are able to win the award too. If we decided someone has been a helpful member, our appreciation will be shown on the news and with this medal being added to their profile. How can you be the most helpful member? Easy - by regularly helping other players of the site when they need it, by following all of the rules and being friendly and polite. Asking for this award will never get you it!
Five new Books are now restocking...
There are two new Hidden Avatars for you to collect.
The Mutant Zetlian has now been completed.
We would like to apoligise for all of the current site downtime. Our New Servers have been installed and we should be able to hold lots more players and stay online without any errors. If one of our main servers crashes, we now switch over automatically to another server to make sure the site does not go down. Thank you for all of the support from those who have purchased Account Upgrades. We are currently saving for a new items server which will make restocks run without ANY lag ever.
Now not only can you get trophies for high scores but you can also get Awards from specific areas of the site. The first award is from collecting all Glowing Eggs!
The Wizard Addow is the latest pet you can use your Wizard Costume on.
MARAPETS WILL BE DOWN AT 23:00MST
Marapets will be going down at 23:00MST to move back to our new servers.
The downtime should not exceed 30 minutes.
The site has now moved back to the old server set up we had a few weeks ago, which is slower and can hold less people, temporarily until we complete our server upgrades. This is to stop the site constantly going down everytime any work needs to be done. The upgrades are to make sure that as the site grows, we do not experience any lag. It is also to prepare the site for MaraTalk. Thank you for your patience.
There is a new avatar for Schmog lovers to collect. It may be a long wait though...
After Sunday's problems with our image server crashing, we quickly bought our 20th server just to load the layout images. This means that if the image server ever does go down, the layout will still load so you can still find your way around. This means that the Site Layout should be loading faster and there is now much less load on the image server.
The Mutant Huthiq and Tantua have been completed.
Our Advertising Campaign started today. We have our banner and text adverts loading in over 1,000 different locations so you should notice a huge increase in hits and new members, so please can you continue to help any new members who are lost of have any questions. We would also like appreciate it if you owned a website, please could you add one of our Referral Banners or add your referral link to any signatures to other websites or email accounts you use - please check that you are allowed to do so first.
As Halloween 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!
All Avatars have been fixed. This means that even Marasite Shoutboxes are back online! There are also two new avatars for you to find...
The Prison has been added to the City map.
The Layout 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!
The Prison 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 and Newth avatars have now 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!
The Newth 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...
Pet Profiles and Maramail 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!
Maramail 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!
Galleries 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.
Trades and Auctions 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...