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Post added on June 14th, 2016 8:21 PM

Hey guys,

Dynasty has not been sold yet, and I'm not sure yet when it will be. My health has taken a turn for the worse, and as such, Gobble is taking over the management of the game until a sale happens, since I have neither the time nor the health.

This means the cash shop will open back up, the chat will come up again, bugs will get addressed, etc.

Thank you Gobble!
Cheers,
Baus
Post added on May 6th, 2016 10:16 PM

As you may have noticed, activity on Dynasty has been pretty quiet lately. This is because of an important change coming to the game, which I want to share with the players first.

Dynasty is going up for sale. My life is not the same as it was when I started working on Dynasty, and I cannot feasibly continue to do what is best for the site with my current schedule. It is time to let it go to someone with more time to devote to it. While we look for a new owner, certain features like chat and credit purchases will remain disabled. Labs and Aysun Dogs will be fully added before the site changes hands, so keep an eye out for that.

What will this mean for you?

-Dynasty will have a new owner. The sale may take some time, so don't expect any drastic changes to happen overnight.
-With a new owner may come some changes to the site. I cannot predict what might happen at this time. The new owner will have access to all the features that are currently in development as well as my future plans for Dynasty, so further development may continue.

For right now, I just want to say thank you to all of the players here. It's because of you guys that this website has been so successful in its first year. I have no doubt that the community will continue to be excellent during and after this transition.

If you have any questions, or are interested in possible purchase of Dynasty, please contact me.

Cheers and thanks,
Baus
Post added on March 15th, 2016 3:07 PM

Hey guys,

I normally don't expand on this topic, but I feel this is a special case scenario, since this player was such a prominent part of the community.

OwlFeatherPen/Typoblerone (#1079), Vago/Leap (#2049), Skyeward (#1513), and PhoenixSong/Phoenika (#11869) have just been removed from Dynasty due to all being one person. I'm sure there will be questions, so here is the breakdown of why.

1) Typoblerone also used the name OwlFeatherPen, as seen in the screenshot of Dynasty's database below.
Screenshot 1

2) Skyeward used the username Skyzhema, as seen in the screenshot of Dynasty's database below.
Screenshot 2

3) Skyzhema is the DeviantArt account of OwlFeatherPen, as seen in the screenshot below.
Screenshot 3

4) On January 16, 2013, OwlFeatherPen posted a journal on her Skyzhema DA account that Vago Anchara is a character she created, as seen in the screenshot below.
Screenshot 4

5) On OwlFeatherPen's public Flight Rising account, she posted that her username for MagiStream is Solembumer, as seen in the screenshot below.
Screenshot 5

6) Coincidentally, that is also the same username that PheonixSong used on Dynasty, as seen in the screenshot of Dynasty's database below.
Screenshot 6

Thus, all 4 accounts are traced back to the same person. There is more information that further connects the 4 personas, but this should be enough to answer all questions. My apologies for this having gone uncaught for so long, the chain was rather tangled.

If you have any further questions, please message me, Baus (#1).

Thank you,
Baus
Post added on February 27th, 2016 7:34 PM

Hey guys,

A few quick updates!

1) New in-game breed! Courtesy of Isis-Aylin comes the Aysun Dog. Read all about it in the Breed Registry here. They are not available for import yet, so please contact Aylin to get one.

2) Chat will temporarily go down at some point within the next day or so. Gobble needs to do some optimization as we prepare to move to the new server. Chat will probably be disabled for around a week. My apologies for this!

Cheers,
Baus
Post added on February 21st, 2016 9:00 PM

First of all, huge thank you to the whole community, and everyone who plays Dynasty taking care to follow the rules. You guys are great and I'm very happy that we have a welcoming, helpful and positive community. :)

Unfortunately, there's been a recent rise in people having access to more than one account. This is against the rules. I really would rather be adding new breeds for you guys or working on other features, but unfortunately instead I need to deal with those who break the rules.

I usually check on an ad-hoc basis, but I'm going to dedicate some time in the near future and do a systematic purge of everyone who is multi-accounting. If you have access to, or have ever created/used multiple accounts, now would be a good time to message me about it. I don't usually do this, but if you are honest, I'll allow you to keep one of your accounts and keep playing. If you hide, it will be an IP block.

Do not try to take advantage of this by making new accounts, siphoning everything to your main account, and then messaging me asking to keep your main. This is really easy to catch and will not fly.

Now is also a good time to let me know if you have other people in your house who also play Dynasty, siblings, friends, children, parents etc, so that I can whitelist you. A reminder that if this is the case, you should each be playing your own game and not purposefully logging into each others' accounts. Because I anticipate there will be people who try to lie about their multiple accounts belonging to different people, a check will still be made. Be weary if you are not going to be honest about it, as this will also result in an IP block.

The rules are there for a reason. If everyone plays fair the time spent managing the offences would only go towards development and improvement of the game for everyone to continue enjoying. :)

Cheers,
Baus
Post added on February 8th, 2016 5:06 PM

Hello Ladies & Gentlemen,

We now have a new blocking feature. Any player you block in your Settings will not only be prevented from sending you private messages, but you also will not see anything they write in chat.

Please use as needed.

Big thank you to Gobble for putting this in so quickly. :)

Cheers,
Baus
Post added on February 8th, 2016 10:06 AM

...you never know what you're going to get. ;)

This came from the Suggestions board - Keb's idea, together with Tround's idea for the name.

Strays! For a limited time, you will be able to import strays into Dynasty. With very few exceptions, these dogs could be anything, and have anything. They would be about as healthy as you would expect other imports to be, although you can test them for anything in the game.

Strays will be available for import until 10PM tonight, Monday February 1st. If they go over well, they will come back in the future for about one day a month, depending. If they do not go well, they will never come back.

So yeah. Have fun with today's random Stray invasion courtesy of Keb & Tround!

Cheers,
Baus
Post added on February 1st, 2016 10:25 AM

A new in-game breed, the Blazer Treeing Cur, is here! Created by HorseyXIX, here is a description of the breed:

Bred in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, this tough, energetic, and versatile hound is bred to track game in both heat and cold. It will want to kill game animals if given a chance, yet is obedient enough to keep a distance from its quarry when asked. While it specializes in treeing game, it can be used effectively for baying hogs, rodent control, agility sports, and more. These working dogs can become civil housepets and friends of children if they are given a challenging job every day. They are quite protective of their domains and their frequent loud bays can be highly disturbing to neighbors in an apartment setting.

These guys are already importable, so if you want one, you are welcome to contact HorseyXIX directly, or import a brand new dog yourself here. Enjoy, and thank you Horsey!

In other news, Red Merles (and their derivatives) have been renamed to Liver Merles, to reduce confusion with the rest of the game's naming convention. Pretty much all the colours were named genetically except the liver merles/harlequins - now this has been fixed.

And in yet other news, it looks like we've found a new, better server for Dynasty to live on (less crashes! yay!). Gobble and I are currently setting it up and testing it, but wanted to give you a heads up because we may do the move soon, which will require a few hours of downtime. :)

Cheers,
Baus
Post added on January 22nd, 2016 9:47 AM

Happy New Year!

My apologies for all the crashes and downtime we experienced late 2015. This had nothing to do with Dynasty's code, but rather the host's hardware issues that also happened to affect us.

We are on the search for a new host in order to prevent this from happening again. I was going to hold off on doing this until we moved, but the search is taking a bit longer than anticipated.

Therefore - everyone has been given a free 7 day upgrade, starting right now! If you had an upgrade already (thank you!), you got another week added on to your existing upgrade.

Enjoy, and my apologies again!
Cheers,
Baus

P.S: If I missed you by accident and your account is older than this news post, please let me know and I'll rectify it. :)
Post added on January 11th, 2016 10:33 AM