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Egg Cave is quite the happening place! Visit our blog for the latest updates on everything new that we add to the site — new creatures, exciting worlds, account updates, and unique activities to do!

Welcome to Ice Month at Egg Cave

June 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM 54 Comments

Random theme: Ice & Crystals

Welcome to June at Egg Cave! This month's random theme is ICE & CRYSTALS... all things chilly! Some gorgeous ice creatures are headed your way.

June Cash Shop Monthlies

Burrrr! This month's Cash Shop monthlies are the Quarina and Pipitallo. An ice eel and ice bat! Scary!

June Cave Monthlies

*shivers* An ice theme wouldn't be completed without two Cave monthlies, right? This is the Coreoli and Foka, respectively. Find them through the end of the month in the Cave.


New CDWC Creature

This is another ice-themed creature that will be released soon. It remains unreleased but available for writing in the Creature Description Writing Contest. Submit your entries for it! It will be a Cash Shop creature, release in mid-June.

June Monthly Trinkets

June monthly trinkets are coming soon. Stay tuned!

Chilly Ice Books

The topics are chilling. Literally. Find them at Leila Library.

    

May 2018 Lottery: Drawing 2

May 31, 2018 at 3:00 PM 8 Comments

Lottery Winner

Congratulations to @sparklefox and @dragonelle and @the_mushroom_nacho, the winners of drawing 2 for May 2018's Cash Shop Creature Lottery! A Kupela has been added to each of your accounts.

Buy your tickets for the next drawing now!

Last Day of May 2018

May 31, 2018 at 12:00 AM 20 Comments

Last Day for May Monthlies

It is the last and final day for May's monthlies, including the Igsoro species in the Cash Shop Park. A friendly reminder that a bunch of species are about to retire!

Have you done your daily Cave attempts for the day? June monthlies could still be waiting for you.

Ship Biscuits

The Bakery has come up with these biscuits that they've called "ship biscuits." Hmm! Good for pirates, huh? Give one a try!

Pots of Pirate Stew

These pots of stew actually look pretty appetizing, considering they were made by pirates, no? Find them restocking at the General Food Store.

Final Batch of Pirate Travels

These piratey Travels are now restocking at the Travel Agency.

Random Theme: June

June 2018's random theme is... ICE! Stay tuned for a fun release of themed content!

Piratey Banana Splits, Mateys

May 30, 2018 at 4:00 PM 6 Comments

Piratey Banana Splits

Who's t' say that pirates don't like bananas? We love 'em, from the General Food Store.

User Shops "Manage Stock" Search

The search feature under Manage Stock for User Shops has been fixed. There was a bug that sent you to the main shops directory rather than actually being able to search stocked items in your shop.

Merging Duplicate Items

May 29, 2018 at 3:20 PM 15 Comments

Duplicate Items Found and Merged

With the help of Egg Cave's finest item collectors, they have pointed out items that are actually duplicates on the site. This occasionally happens during busy release times when we forget to mark an item as "released" and end up releasing it a second time, thinking that it is an unreleased item. Our apologies.

We are correcting this mistake to help item collectors not be confused by duplicate item images. It will also update item collection counts on egg profiles.

Duplicates that have been merged into one another (same image Travels)...

  • "Whispering Woods" is now "Snowy Whispering Woods"
  • "Icy Window" is now "Ice Crystal Window"
  • Several weeks ago, we corrected: "Snow Cap" is now "Redcap House"
  • There were two "Floral Pumpkins" (same image) that have been merged into the same "Floral Pumpkin"
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What is an item merge?

An item merge is the consolidation of two unique item IDs in Egg Cave's systems into one item ID. This fixes egg profile item collection counts.

What do I need to do?

If you stocked any of the items above in your User Shop, their prices have automatically been reset to 0. You will need to set their price again.

But otherwise, nothing. The only thing you may notice under your account is an updated item name if you happened to possess the "old" item. You do not lose anything from this update or need to transfer everything. We do this all behind the scenes.

Last Day for the Diminuaith

May 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM 3 Comments

Last Day for the Diminuaith

The Diminuaith retires again tonight, May 25, at 11:59 PM ECT. Visit the Cave to find it!

Yeeps In Yer Biznezz

May 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM 6 Comments

Piratey Yeeps

These Yeeps are gettin' all up in yer biznezz! Find them at th' Toy Shop.

    

Your Creatures (Cove) Refresh

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM 15 Comments

Cove Refresh

Your Cove is familiar but has been updated to the new Egg Cave page shell. It is one of the last remaining areas of Egg Cave to be updated to the new design. You should notice massive speed improvements, quicker load times, and better mobile responsiveness on phones and tablets.

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Now I can have a better view of my eggs!

Other Cove Changes

  • Your creature's physical names are now displayed on the page, in case you wanted to CTRL (CMD) + F and not use the search (no longer just names on the images)
  • The "Stage Frozen" (i.e. Essence of Litsdnats) indicator is a bit clearer (its color stands out more; it's more blue than grey now)
  • Overall, Your Cove uses less vertical space

User Shops Maintenance Completed

May 22, 2018 at 2:30 PM 53 Comments

User Shop Fixes

Thank you for the incredible feedback so far about user shops. We're working to make the experience and as pleasurable as possible. Thanks for bearing with us as we add even more features and implement fixes.

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User shops fixes are as follows...

  • Removed the ability to "submit button spam" on the expand page
  • Fixed pagination issues when attempting to navigate to any page other than page 1 (this fixes the "missing items" issue; they didn't go missing, you just couldn't see them on the next pages)
  • Fixed sort order pages going to a 404 page under Manage Stock
  • Removing 0 EC (invisible) items from the shop search

Manage Stock Reimagined

We have changed the look and feel of managing shop stock. It no longer looks like your Strongrooms (which some of you found confusing). You can now update prices in a large batch (for all items on the page instead of one by one).

Mass Shop to Inventory Transfers

Use the new All to Inventory option to send a batch of items back to your Inventory.

Mass Inventory to Shop Transfers

You can now mass move items from your Inventory by using the checkboxes and clicking Move to Shop.

Thought you lost an item in your shop?

Try finding it on another page (this is now fixed). You probably didn't lose the item.

User Shops Have Arrived at Egg Cave

May 21, 2018 at 1:20 PM 107 Comments
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What's New: User Shops

User Shops have arrived at Egg Cave and you can find yours under the Shop navigation drop down. A new profile tile has been added to everyone's profile, too, which links to their shop front. Here's how it works.

  • Move items from your Inventory by clicking on them and selecting "Move to Your Shop"
  • Set item prices anything between 1 EC and 100 million EC
  • Items that are 0 EC do not display and cannot be bought
  • When an item sells, the EC goes to your Shop Till (when you have more than 0 EC in your till, there will be a bubble that appears on the sidebar)
  • Like Coves, you can expand your shop to accommodate more items (all shops begin with 50 spaces)
  • Your profile egg displays as your shopkeeper and you can modify your shop's text under Update Shop Text

How To Find Items You Need

You can use the User Shop Search to search for items that you need. By default, the lowest-priced items display first so you will always be getting the best deal. Please note that search results might be a bit sparse at first, as users will need time to stock their items and set reasonable prices.

The main sidebar search does not include user shops. This is a specific type of search (like auctions search or trades search).

User Shops Directory

The main User Shops page acts like a directory where you can view the biggest shops and most well-stocked shops. Think of these as kinds of leaderboards. But it also includes two tabs called Recently Stocked and Recently r90+ that we think you might find really useful. On these two tabs you'll be able to find the most recently stocked items as they are priced and put into shops.

If you find a deal, snatch it up as quickly as you can!

User Shops Capabilities

You cannot buy or sell either eggs or creatures in user shops. Continue to use auctions and trades for those transactions.

Unrelated: Instant Withdrawals/Deposits

Withdrawals and deposits are instantaneous again at your Strongroom. Prior glitches that allowed people to "double withdraw" and generate Egg Coins remain fixed under instant withdrawals/deposits.

Coming Soon: Quests

With a brand-new way to get items quicker and easier than ever before, we're excited to announce that we have plans to implement a fun questing system (requiring items) in the coming months. Stay tuned for updates!

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