Happy New Year from everyone at Marapets! As you have already seen, we released our new layout and one of the latest features of the site. You now have to create a customisable character you will be in the game. The character is you as you play the game and as you are the owner of now up to 12 pets. As always, it is only new and is still unfinished. Some of the new features for characters include brand new profiles where you can adjust your mood for your character, showing different expressions, new shops such as male and female clothing, funny costumes, jewellery, shoes and much more for you to dress your character with. Your character will soon also load with your Maramails and in the upcoming MaraTalk. Even though 2005 was a great year for Marapets, 2006 will be even better! Thanks for playing!
To celebrate 2006 in style, you have the following to look forward to all this week.
The Slot Machine in Dukka Caves will have 2,000,000MP added to the Jackpot everyday this week.
It is Half Price Week for the rest of the week in the main shops!
Everyday this week 5 Enchanted Sindi Plushies are being awarded randomly to a member who is online. But this time, the five will be divided up fairly into age member groups so that it is both old and newer members who get the prizes!
The Slot Machine in Enpiah will have 1,000,000MP added to the Jackpot everyday this week.
The January Account Upgrades will be released later in the week, most likely tomorrow. Until they are released, the Anuriah and Seasonal Stamp are avaliable with any Account Upgrade and the September Gold Account is also still avaliable until then. Get them while you still can!
December Trophies have now been awarded. This means the Arcade scores have been reset and this month quests highscores are different as they reset each month too!
And possibly the best news of all, the Raffle is no longer daily but weekly! This means that annoying Raffle news will only be once a week for a huge jackpot of 100,000MP. Great for only 5MP a ticket!
As it is already Christmas in many countries and is only a few minutes away in the UK, we would like to take the time to wish all members a Merry Christmas and we hope you have a great day - and get all the presents you asked for! And if you don't celebrate Christmas, you can still enjoy the free gifts from our advent calendar!
IMPORTANT - we would like to make it very clear that you can only have one account per person and if you use multiple accounts to get free advent gifts, you will lose all of your accounts forever. Do not take the chance - we log everything.
We have a new Christmas Costume restocking! The Addow and Newth are already avaliable in this colour!
As it is nearly Christmas, we have decided to release 2 limited edition items that are being given away with all Account Upgrades until January. We hope you enjoy this extra gift from us! They will retire on January 1st.
The Zombie Huthiq has now been released.
We have enabled Seasonal Adverts which are loading on the site. You may have noticed them already though!
With all of the recent changes to the Restocks and Missions, it was time that all of our Quests were changed.
Elger quests now pay double MP, crystals more often and there is also a chance of getting a Haunted House Stamp.
The Farm Quests now pay on average between 1,250MP and 5,000MP but can pay upto 25,000MP!
Garage Quests now pay between 2,500MP and 5,000MP but can pay upto 50,000MP if you are very lucky!
The Snowman Quests now pay more MP and different items. We have retired all Snowballs and you can now get 1 of 27 pet Ice Sculptures!
The Candy Tree pays a lot more MP and you can now win a Chocolate Costume too. Before the chances were set too high it was almost impossible - now it is possible!
And finally the Computer Repair now allows you to pick the pet you would like to get the magic stats - making it much better!
We reached 300,000 Members today!!!!
The Lottery has been drawn for this week. Nicole12345 is the winner of the 930,400MP Jackpot with the winning numbers of 3, 14, 23, 11, 25 and 19! Congratulations!
Today we have some very good news! Our new items network of Servers have finally been set up and are now running on the site. We have 31 servers (to be 32 by Saturday) running on the whole site. You should have already noticed the huge change in speed. There should not be any lag on the site at all, ever - even if there was 10,000 online! The items server network has so far cost $17,000 alone to get so we hope you appreciate it. Thank you to everyone who have upgraded their accounts and helped make this possible. We still need to pay back a lot of the money we loaned to make this possible, so your continuing support will be appreciated.
As the Item Servers have been added, restocks are now much better. They are on time and restock with a lot better variety. You should also notice trades, auctions and user shops all loading almost instantly. As space will never be a problem with the new set up, Galleries can now 5 times their size and Shops can hold 3 times their upgraded size!
Another Back Up server has been installed, which now means that every 15 minutes a backup of your account is created! This should help us in the very small chance that any data is ever lost.
We have some new Moderators on trial to become part of our team of staff. Remember that asking for staff will never get you the position!
Marasites have been given a new look, new site, new features and a new server! They had lots of problems before and are finally without errors. It is easier to use now too. We have fixed all errors and activated html codes which were filtered before. Here are some of the features of Marasites:
Marasite Poll can now be added to you marasite for members to vote on.
Marasite Quiz similar to the club quiz, has now been added. You can create a quiz with items and load it on your marasite for members to guess.
Marasite Headers & Footers allow you to add html at the top and bottom of every page on your site.
Finally, Marasite News is another new feature which allows you to add news entries to show up on your marasite. Members can comment on your updates too!
The Marasite Upgrades have been changed.
MaraUploads have been given a new look, new site, new features and a new server! We offer ALL members 1MB upload space for free at marauploads.com. We had problems with it before, as this is an amazingly high amount of space when you see how many use it. We have saved up and bought a bigger, faster server and move the site onto a new domain name. As this costs almost $250 a month to run, we have also added very cheap Uploads Upgrades from only $1.99 to help pay for some ofo this cost. We hope you all make good use of the new uploads and also remember that signature images will soon only work with marauploads!
Journal Upgrades have been improved and released on the new Marajournals.com website. You should notice that there is a lot of extra features and advantages to them. Please note that it may take a few days for the upgrades to be sent. Those who upgraded before will be automatically sent the extras.
MaraJournals have been given a new look, new site, new features and a new server! They had lots of problems before and are finally without errors. It is easier to use and no need for ANY html skills at all - a nice looking default layout is now avaliable. You can now also have a poll, an automatic list of all entries posted, a calendar where you can view entries from specific dates, an automatic menu of all of your entries and so much more! The new Journals server also means that they load instantly - even at peak times!
Our latest award is the Best Journal Award. Judged by Laimay and I, this will given to the Journals we think are really good and have had a lot of effort put into them. Asking for this award will never get you it! Don't use your Journal? Go to www.marajournals.com and start using it today!
December is here and what a month it will be! We have decided not to reveal any dates that we will be releasing our tons of great features, but there is tons on the way this month!
The Advent Calendar has started! Be sure to go there daily to collect your free gift. There may be one or two rare retiring avatars released on certain days of the calendar, items and MP.
If you have a Huthiq get into the festive season with this new Seasonal costume!
November's Trophies have been awarded.
The Account Upgrades will be released later on today....
This is just a very quick update to explain our 24 hour downtime.
Our new servers that were supposidly being set up this Friday were set up last night, while I was sleeping.
As the new servers are taking longer than we had hoped, all work is being done on the servers while the site is online on a backup server.
We apoligise for the downtime - it was unexpected and took longer than we had hoped.
The new servers will be installed over the next few days and then the site will move onto the within an hour later in the week.
For now, we thank you for your patience while the site runs slightly slower on this server.
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?