Posted by IcePets Day 148, Year 9 (16th Mar 19) @ 13:48:20
You've heard the rumours. You've seen updates. You may have lost faith. But we're here to tell you the layout updates are happening in the very near future!
Starting on May 4, we will be opening an Open Alpha Testing Server for all interested Users to participate in finding bugs and working out kinks before the live launch. This will be on an entirely separate server, so your actions over there will not affect your account in any way, but rather serve as a dummy account for you to play around with.
The layout updates aim to provide a clean, modernised user interface and improved game experience, as well as large amounts of behind-the-scenes programming to make your IcePets experience the best it can be. We've prepared a preview of some of what's to come!
Everyone is welcome to join in the alpha testing, and for your help you'll receive a Participation Trophy. Bugs discovered will be recorded publicly, and there will be special rewards for anyone who brings new bugs to our attention. Please be aware that because this is an alpha test, there may be lag and glitches, which is why we need your help to smooth things out before transferring it all to the live site!
We appreciate everyone bearing with us this far. We know it's been a long time coming, and we have heard your feedback in the meantime. After the updates go live, we will be able to refocus Staff resources on new features and games for the future, as well as continued improvements to existing features and artwork. Everyone on Staff is excited for what's coming, and we hope you will be, too!
Posted by IcePets Day 145, Year 9 (13th Mar 19) @ 14:46:04
The changing of the seasons makes many Terrafrostians a bit dreamy, and with new dreams come new Items. Add the Dreamworld Makoat Plushie (funded by @Nexinhah) and the Dreamworld Snow Jar Ice Cube to your Collections today! The Dreamworld Makoat Plushie is stocking in Plushie Mania, and the Dreamworld Snow Jar Ice Cube is obtainable through the Ice Box.
Rereading old Books can be fun, especially when they have updated content! The Book of Gems has been redone, and you can find it in the Library or pick up a brand new copy from Ralph at the Book Store!
Finally, don't forget to check out the Competition Page for information on submitting to the fan art gallery if you haven't yet, and keep that artistic talent flowing! Remember, you have until the end of March 25th to submit your creation to the gallery.
Posted by IcePets Day 142, Year 9 (10th Mar 19) @ 17:32:01
As the weather warms in the northern hemisphere and cools in the southern, what better way to celebrate the beauties of Terrafrost than through a gallery of fan art? Whether you draw, craft, create graphics, or even know your way around some fancy calligraphy, it's the perfect opportunity for you to display your talents.
Anyone can enter, following the rules below. All entries that meet the requirements will be displayed in a gallery. While we will be using the Contests Page, there are no winners, only lots of beautiful IcePets art! You have until the end of March 25th to submit your creation to Quil to be added to the gallery.
Posted by IcePets Day 140, Year 9 (8th Mar 19) @ 19:33:47
Gabrielle was checking over her notes for past Snow Jar creations, and made a discovery: Firebreathing Pets didn't just breathe fire after all! She put out the word and asked for feedback, and the IcePets Community came back with a result.
Across Terrafrost, anything previously named Firebreathing will now be Fire, from Potions to Plushies to Pets.
Posted by IcePets Day 138, Year 9 (6th Mar 19) @ 09:16:44
A new batch of books has arrived at the Book Store for your collecting and reading pleasure. Sharpen your skills -- in more ways than one -- with the Book of Battle Tips or Pet Trimming For Newbs. You never know what helpful tips might come in handy during a fight -- or a bad hair day!
If you're more the studious type, you can improve your mind with the Book of Intelligence, learn how to become a Space Explorer, or study the mysteries of A Cryptozoologist's Guide to Terrafrost.
Lastly, for the studious and adventurous alike, the new encyclopedia Learning Your World describes the origin of Terrafrost and the formation of the many regions you've come to know and love. Even if you don't read many Books, if you have a curiosity for the lore of Terrafrost, this one is for you!
All of these books will be requested by the Book Quest after one week. Happy reading!
Thank you for making IcePets a better place! Here are our favourite things about Furresoto:
- I'd like to nominate Furresoto for MOTM because they have been a very friendly and positive presence lately and I think they deserve recognition for that! - They seem very nice and their art is awesome!
Next up, the winner of the Free for All MOTM, please congratulate...
Thank you for your continuing contributions to our community! Here are our favourite things about Mongolou:
- Mostly because they just sent me a ton of stuff for my collection and they didn't have to. That was some kind of generosity. - Mongolou has been an active staple of the community for a long time; I'm happy to nominate them for MOTM because they are an incredibly kind member.
Both of these fantastic members will receive 100,000 IcePoints and either the exclusive Member of the Month Avatar, or, if they already have it, the Honoured Member Trophy.
While member votes were tallying for MOTM, Staff votes tallied for SOTM, and this month's winner is...
To acknowledge their contributions to the team, we've created the following Item in their honour!
As we begin our march through March, new Items can be found in the I.C.E Shop for the duration of the month! Head on over to pick up the new Unidentified Flying Olive and The Truth is Out There Coin, along with the returning How to Talk Like a Pirate. Each of these is priced at 500 IceCash (or 450 IceCash for Gold Members)!
The plants across Terrafrost are slowly becoming more green, and the Token Booth has changed its stock accordingly. You can now find the Beehive Cake, Colourful Pinwheel, and Gerba stocking for Tokens until the beginning of Summer. The Spring Goodie Bag has also been rotated back in, containing spring-themed Items from previous years.
Posted by IcePets Day 132, Year 9 (28th Feb 19) @ 18:10:42
All right, you wuvable, Ridixulous Terrafrostians, you! It's no yolk, Novyn could have been as creative as you guys! Dovu want to find out who won the punny card contest? Whether your Sweetheart makes your heart skip a Krittle or feel like Amourok 'n rolling all night, all the entries "tech" our hearts and make our day snow much better. Be my companion as we jump into the results, and you can rave all about it! Here, take Makoat, Dabu-Kiin, because by popular vote, these are the winners:
3rd Place: @Nexinhah - Bronze Contestant Trophy - A Crystal or Plushie Snow Jar (randomly picked) - 1 random Heart Attack 2019 prize - 75,000 IcePoints
2nd Place: @Furresoto - Silver Contestant Trophy - A Crystal or Plushie Snow Jar (randomly picked) - 1 random Heart Attack 2019 prize - 100,000 IcePoints
1st Place: @haybales56 - Gold Contestant Trophy - Golden Competitor Stamp - A Crystal or Plushie Snow Jar (randomly picked) - 1 random Heart Attack 2019 prize - 150,000 IcePoints
Congratulations to the winners, and a huge thank-you to everyone who entered. All the submissions made us smile, and we hope everyone else enjoyed them as much as we did!