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2010 is a Year Full of Rewards!
Onverse is starting what will be ongoing competitions to give you even more ways to earn those loveable Cash Coins to deck out your house and outfit your avatar! There are HUGE Cash Coin prizes to be won EVERY MONTH!
The following two competitions will take place every month, but there will be many other special competitions as well. Also, don't forget about all the Guide events that take place, visit our forums and check the calendar for upcoming events!
Did you know that for every friend you get to sign up at Onverse, you already receive 25 CCs per sign up? So with this competition, not only do you receive the Cash Coins for every friend you sign up, you have the chance of winning $100 in Cash Coins as a bonus, among other prizes!
Every Onverse user has a unique link that they can send to friends and if clicked to sign up, you get 25 CCs for helping us grow!
Your link is on our Cash Coins Page, right in the center!
You can copy and paste this in email, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, web pages, forums, blogs, comments... you name it! Why not get started now and shoot for those 10,000 Cash Coins?
Visit our Competitions Page for rules and details!
Each month will have a new theme for you to decorate your house around. At the end of the month, if you enter the contest, we will judge your homes and hand out some amazing prizes to the winner. Have the most stylish house on the block and get some cool prizes at the same time, it's a win-win!
Visit our Competitions Page for rules and details!
We hope you enjoy our competitions, we've seen some real creativity in the past! We will always be looking for new ways to give you fun ways to get involved in our wonderful community. Let's make 2010 a year that makes Onverse the virtual world of choice!
Happy New Year!
~The Onverse Crew
Onverse Beta Update 0.6
This is it...Beta 0.6 is finally here, but before I get to the heart of the matter, I'd like to say Happy Thanksgiving to everybody! We've included some steamy hot pies and turkey dinners for your holiday fun, you can find them either in Factory Fresh Imports or Essentials.
In 0.6, we take you to a new community in Onverse, known as the Ancient Moon. This place is big! Far off-world, in a bizarre yet beautiful land, you will discover a lost civilization, challenging puzzles, a new shopping area and a variety of new styles of houses to live in. Explore the Wilds for Player Points or head into one of the seven terraformed colonies to pick your perfect home!
You now have a third choice in the Metroview Apartments in the Hub, the Modern Penthouses. These are really stylish and huge flats, with a rooftop pool, jacuzzi, automatic doors and 400 furniture slots!
We are proud to announce that we have done some serious optimizations to the Onverse client. Our RAM footprint has been reduced in some instances by as much as 40%!! Lower-end machines should now have a much smoother time running Onverse.
In the Media Wing of the Tech Center, you will find displayed our recent poster competition winners' works of art! Pick up a free copy of each of the five winners, and check back for all the runners-up as well! Congratulations everbody, you are now famous... :D!
As always, Factory Fresh Imports has a full lineup of new gear and furniture, many of which are straight from the Item Factory Forum! We've got new pets, new costumes, new clothes, animated furniture, you name it, we listened! We also have some new hairstyles, skin choices and dance animations!
Surprisingly, most of our time for this update was spent on something not in this list, our patcher. It's just about complete, but we felt the magnitude of this piece of software required more than a few days of testing. Like our original Mac client, we are accepting Alpha testers to help us test our patcher on a variety of different clients and operating systems. If you'd like to be involved, send an email to
email@example.com and help us get it tested so our next update can be right around the corner!
Until next time,
The Onverse Crew
Beam Me Up StevEO!
Welcome to the first edition of the Onverse Development Sneak Preview! We want to keep you in the loop for all we're working on for our next update.
For update 0.6, we are very excited to be introducing the new Space Community. As you can see by the screenshots, we.ve not only got the new community, with new housing styles and exciting places to explore, we.ve also got brand new space furniture and clothing to compliment the release as well.
We are trying a different type of community model with the space community, more of a sub-communal idea where groups of houses are all clustered together in the many bio-domes throughout the community, rather than being evenly distributed across the area. With this model, it should allow us to really focus on the .wild. areas without having to take into account the living spaces, while at the same time bringing friends. homes closer together. You might also notice some cool new costumes, ripe for the season and epic in style!
There is a lot of other stuff we have already done and have yet to do. The next update should really expand Onverse in many ways. We.re really looking forward to it and updating you with our next Development Sneak Preview! Enjoy the sneak peak and consider yourself one of the first to see this new giant expansion to the Online Universe!
Until next time,
The Onverse Crew
Onverse Beta Update 0.5 Headlines
Pets are here!
Head to Best Pets in the Hub for a wide selection of pets. There are three types of pets: furniture pets that you can place in your home, shoulder pets that you can wear on your shoulder, and premium pets that will follow you around and more! IceFall is here! IceFall is an action/shooter game that is attached to the Arena in the Hub. Travel to the land of King Frosty and compete in his tower challenges against your friends for an action-packed Player Point bonanza! Thanks DJ_Future for the inspiration for this game! Factory Fresh Imports in the Hub is completely full of new items! Thanks to all of our users and your wonderful suggestions in the Item Factory Forums on the website. Tool targets can now reveal Player Point denominations of 50, 100 and even 1000! Dust off those tools and get those points for all the new rare pets, items and high-end IceFall competitions. Increase Inventory Limits! Tired of having to delete your favorite rubber duckie to fit a new rare into your inventory? You can now fit double the amount of stuff into all the tabs in your inventory! Other News
Furniture placement in your homes is now more user-friendly.
The rotation circle will now always face you so it doesn't disappear at eye-level. Actual movement of furniture has changed as well so items at eye-level won't behave erratically. /guide is a command that you can now use to send a message to all guides. This is intended to be able to request any guide online for help without having to manually look for them. Fireworks and a sparkler have been added to the Learning Center. We felt this was a great place for new players to learn the ropes with tools and it's a great place to sit, relax and watch the show. Great idea T3charmy! There are three new premium items in the Onverse Store, themed around update 0.5! Some of the windows in Volcano Island homes have been changed to a standard size so blinds can fit them better. Mansions can now hold 300 furniture items. Mansion owners: your homes have appreciated in value. Mansions are now 2500 CCs due to popular demand, but those owners who already have them will just see the rise in their sellback value. Onverse will now flash in your taskbar if you are using another program and you receive a private message. There is a new song in the Shark Tank that wasn't playing properly before. We are continuing to work towards increasing our music offerings. General Fixes
Fixed a lag spike that would happen when your friends came online or offline if you had hundreds of friends. The tree above Vroom should no longer go through the roof. If you play on multiple accounts, your settings should now save properly. Items that are equipped in your inventory can now be moused-over to see the name of the item. The male pirate costume should no longer disappear at a distance. Male faces should look less angry. Tiaras are now lower on your head. You can now travel directly to The Skeleton Closet in the Hub via the map. Mac Client Fixes
There was a bug that Onverse wouldn't run if your Mac had been on for more than 20 days. This should now be fixed.
There was a bug that if Onverse was in the background, the timing when you came back wouldn't be synced properly. Fixed.
Shift should now properly toggle walking and running
Geer shop and poster competition!
The fantastic new Onverse Gear shop is finally open! We've got hoodies, tees, stickers, gifts, and so much more!
We're following up the successful YouTube video competition with another one for all you artists out there! This time we're asking you to design a poster that will be available to everyone inside Onverse!
Winners will be announced for the following categories:Best Visuals, Best Onverse Theme, Best Non-OV Theme, Funniest & Most Artistic.What will you spend your winnings on? You can get a lot for 2,000CC! In addition to fabulous prizes, your in-game poster is guaranteed to bring you Onverse fame for years to come!
Size TemplatesUse the following templates to size your submission image: 128x128, 128x256, or 256x256. And don't worry, image size will not affect the judges' decision!
Submit Now!It's easy. Just send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org today!Hurry! Contest Ends November 1Legal Disclaimer: Onverse, LLC retains the right to change, append or modify any and all contest rules. Any and all prize awards and judging are at the sole discretion of Onverse, LLC. Submissions become property of Onverse, LLC.
Beta 0.2 Update
We've been hard at work fixing any reported problems as well as problems we've found on our end. So far, we are very happy with your feedback and the performance of our servers. The servers went up June 15th and never came down until this update! Please continue to let us know how we're doing via our forums and support/feedback emails. As always, Onverse is here to be an awesome place for you and your friends to hang out online. We hope you enjoy this update.
Game Updates Content
A little more on the item tiering system:
We added an instance of Volcano Island and there should be 3 floors to pick from in the free apartments. If we need more, we can add these on-the-fly.
Help ButtonWe added a help button to your command buttons. Currently this will simply take you to our game tips on the website, which have also been improved. We hope to increase the usability of this button in-game in the near future, as well as work on a tutorial system to help guide our new users.
Better Graphics Options
Incomplete Downloads: This should not have been happening with the provider we were using to host our download. We have moved the download to another service that should be faster and more reliable.
Non-US Countries Having Trouble Buying CCsWe discovered a problem here with the passing of IP addresses. We should hopefully have this fixed (it's separate from the Onverse update) by this evening. Let me know if there are still issues tonight/tomorrow. Thanks for your patience on this one!
Virus Protection SoftwareWe have our software signed now so any virus protection you have should have a better time accepting the install. Onverse has no viruses, yay!
Play Now Button
We added this button so you can launch Onverse from the web. Unfortunately a last minute find was that it won't work for Windows Vista and 7 users. We know the fix, but didn't want to delay everything else for another day. Temporarily it will just tell you where to launch Onverse from. We are hoping for another update next week that we will get this functional for.
Invite Friends Button
This takes you to a new page for inviting friends. We've added two new options for inviting friends. We now generate a link that you can copy and paste anywhere (social networks, websites, email, chat, etc). Anyone who uses this link to come to the site and sign up will grant you 25 Cash Coins and will automatically be added to your friends list. We also added a section where you can enter what email address you would like to send the link FROM, and then list any email addresses you want to send the link TO below. A lot of people didn't use the email providers listed in our friend inviter and this should allow anyone to invite.
Website Timeout Increase
We have increased the time limit for when you seem idle and time out on the forums. This was catching some people (myself included) while they were typing long posts, or simply taking a break.
We changed the format of the Friend Updates section of your Friends page. We now group all user activities into a single daily update, rather than a new update every time. This cuts down the amount of space the updates were taking up tremendously.
We have added our load screens to these tips for some graphical goodness.
Steve M. Pierce II
CEO - Onverse