Archive for April, 2009

Spring Love in Tirnua

April 25th, 2009 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Do you have an admirer in Tirnua? Are you an admirer of someone? Send them a Vignette from the Gift Store tab.

You can choose from a ‘Sweet Kiss’, ‘Dip Kiss’, ‘Friendly Kiss’ or a ‘Hug’.


Clicking on your vignette when received will take you directly to the Love Shack to view your vignette.

You can replay your vignette at any time by dragging it onto your lot and selecting “View Your…” when clicking on the object.

Wireless Digital Picture Frame! Place this in your lot and this Magical Photo will display the profile pics of all your facebook friends, changing every few seconds.

You can pause the display on the profile pic of someone whose image you’d like to keep on display at your lot. The coolest thing is that people can interact with the photo to “blow a kiss” at it, send a “wish a you were here” message via facebook, and more!

Lot Message Board added in the Home Viewer. Want to drop someone a message when they are not home?

Leave the lot owner a message so they will see it when they return. Comment on their lot or let them know that you cared for their plants while they were away! Look for this link in the Home Viewer under the tabs.

Enter Your Default Lot - directly enter your home from the Home Viewer tab.
You can now enter your default lot by clicking on the link in the center of the screen from the Home Viewer tab.
new lot entry

User Interface Changes

  • Radio buttons to Add and Remove Floors and Walls have been added to the Edit Mode. You can now add and remove walls or tiles directly from Edit Mode instead of holding down the shift key. The shift key functionality for this has been removed.
  • Game now starts in a Zoomed Out view. The zoom slider now has +Zoom and -Zoom buttons which allow you to zoom all the way in or out with one click.
  • new zoom in button Lots of great stuff this week!

    Yours truly,

    Audrey


    Icebergs! The latest custom content lot in Tirnua

    April 23rd, 2009 by TirNua Sarah Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    The wonderful Saniel has done it again!

    Saniel's Iceberg - full view

    How many can boast of having a view like this from their kitchen!



    Tori's chilly kitchen

    Saniel sells this and other custom content backgrounds he has created at his lot Custom Contenment. He aslo created a tutorial about to create your own backgrounds for Tirnua.


    Weekly Gift this Week is TAU!

    April 18th, 2009 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    We just gifted TAU to all users who are linked to facebook so check your wallets. Recently Active users who have linked their accounts to facebook get better weekly gifts! So, in order to not miss out on this, make sure to link your account to facebook and come visit us often in Tirnua.

    To link your account, all you need to do is log into Tirnua through Facebook one time! Go to our wiki for help with the facebook application settings.

    Happy weekend!
    The Tirnua Team


    Spring into Summer with New Bikinis for the Ladies!

    April 17th, 2009 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    Just in time for summer, look out for new bikini tops and low rise bikini bottoms for sale in the Tirnua Clothing Shop or in the Woman’s Clothing webstore as we start to round out our beach wear for woman. Look for more interesting styles coming soon.

    High Score Rankings - see the high scores of all your friends and the overall high scores of everyone in the Tirnua world. See who has been recruited, who has the best green thumb and which lots are getting visited the most. More scores will be added over the upcoming weeks.

    New 3D Object and Gifts for gifting all your friends - a guitar with stand has been added to the Decorations web store and more gifts have been added to the Gift Store tab in the Home Viewer. Remember you can gift your facebook friends who are not currently users in Tirnua and receive 500 TAU when they successfully register to accept your gift.

    Updated Default Persona Male and Female thumbnails. Look for your new thumbnails!

    Fixes made for the Banana and Apple Trees - the banana tree will harvest as intended and will fruit and the blooming apple tree will now display correctly too! If you have lost banana plants that you were trying to harvest, please let us know at support@tirnua.com, if you haven’t already. We plan to make it up to you!

    Have fun!
    Audrey


    Golden Egg Hunt Winner Photos!

    April 16th, 2009 by TirNua Sarah Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    Today, we are wrapping up our “Hunt for the Golden Eggs” event.

    Big Congratulations go out to each of the winners who received a Rare Golden Egg of their own.

    The Golden Egg Winners Are:

    Mach60KAS Mach60KAS_19825
    Simone Simone
    Cherry Cherry
    Gracie Gracie
    Sami Sim Sami Sim
    Kaiden Blake Kaiden Blake
    CinderFricknElla CinderFricknElla_2875
    Anneh Anneh
    Avyi Avyi_30341
    Erik Erik

    Only 60 of these Golden Eggs will exist in Tirnua.
    Thanks for participating in our event!
    The Tirnua Team


    Golden Egg Event Results - Still Time for One Lucky Winner!

    April 15th, 2009 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    Today, we are wrapping up our “Hunt for the Golden Eggs” event.
    Big Congratulations go out to each of the winners who received a Rare Golden Egg of their own.

    The 9 Golden Egg Winners so far are:

    • Mach60KAS_19825
      Gracie
      KaidenBlake
      Sami Sim
      Simone
      CinderFricknElla
      Avyi_30341
      Cherry
      Anneh

    Only 59 of these Golden Eggs will exist in Tirnua. We still have 1 more to give away. Be the lucky person to get the 60th Golden Egg!!! For details see our previous blog. You have one more day.

    Thanks for participating in our event!
    The Tirnua Team


    Gifting and Growing our Community

    April 10th, 2009 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    New Gift Store

    Use this tab to gift anyone, even all your facebook friends! It does not matter whether they have an account in Tirnua or not. Your facebook friends are accessible from within your Gift Store tab.

    1. Click and select the names of as many friends as you would like to receive the gift package. 
    2. Click on the catalog images in the Gift Catalog to choose the items to add to the gift basket.
    3. Optionally, write a short message from you that will be displayed to each recipient

    The friends you gift  will receive a facebook notification telling them about your gift. If a friend who has previously not played or installed Tirnua comes into the game to collect their gift, you will receive the 500 TAU reward. You can also gift any other persona in Tirnua regardless of whether or not they are a current Persona Friend or not. Just type the persona’s name in the search field and click on their name in the result to add them to the list of recipients.

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    The time has come to set up clothing shops in Tirnua. Get your mannequins and dress them up! All clothing items for women can now be dragged onto a lot, put on the mannequins and set for sale like any other object. Stock up multiple clothing items on top of one another on the mannequins so you don’t need to keep restocking them. Check out the Tirnua Clothing Shop to see what is on display now! Male avatars don’t fret, your equivalent is on the way.

    As you can see in the picture above Colored Hair is Now Available! Blue, Green and Pink colored hair for both male and female avatars is available for purchase in the clothing stores. Coming soon - long colored hair!

    Get the Golden Egg! As mentioned in our previous blog, we will be gifting eggs to all players on Good Friday. The type of egg you receive is random but to have a chance to get the Rare Golden Egg you would need to have logged in recently and have your Tirnua account linked to your facebook account.
    Golden Egg Hunt Event - we are asking the lucky recipients of the golden eggs to place them on their lots. The first 10 players who send us an email to support@tirnua.com with the links to 6 lots with golden eggs on them will receive a golden egg of their own!
    To get the link for a lot look for the lot information button on the bottom left and select the Copy links to this lot button in the popup window. You can then paste this into an email.

    Who’s Online? Want to Easily Find your Friends? We have made it so you can now find out who is online or who is in a particular lot. There is an active link on the World Map view in the bottom left corner. It will tell you how many users are online at the moment; when clicked on it will take you to the Persona Web and you will be able to see who is online. Also, the World Map lot info windows will now show you who is in that lot. The Persona Web now has a popular search called “Online Now” which will display all the users that are online. Doing a search for a persona from the Persona Web will show you their online status as well. Clicking on a persona name in the search results will show what lot they are on if they are in a lot at the time.

        

    New UI tabs -Dress Me is now accessible on it’s own tab on the main page and along with the Gift Store we have added a Friends tab. The friends tab will have all of your notifications on it.

    More Jobs - we have added 3 more level 1 tasks for the bin pusher job. Jobs now have sub levels. In other words, we have 4 level 1 job lots now with different tasks for the bin pusher.

  • Bio Break
  • Back Breaker
  • Room Management by Committee
  • A Simple Plan, The “Management”
  • Time cards track total paycheck amounts and total pay per each lot type. To find out how to get a job visit the help page on our wiki.

    Lastly, the Getting Started tab has been updated to help new users get around quicker. When you see someone new in the game be sure to direct them to it and don’t be shy about letting us know what else you think we could do to make it better!

    Enjoy and see you in the game!
    Audrey


    Get the Golden Egg

    April 8th, 2009 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    This week Tirnua is giving away eggs to all players. 50 lucky players will get a Rare Golden Egg!!!

    To have the chance to get one of these rares you will need to have logged into Tirnua within the past two weeks and you will need your Tirnua account to be linked to your facebook account - if you haven’t done so already, all you need to do is log into Tirnua through Facebook one time!

    If your Tirnua account is linked to Facebook regardless of your last logged in time, you will be gifted 1 of 4 of these eggs, unless you were one of the lucky recipient of the Golden Egg.

    If you don’t receive one of the aforementioned eggs you will be gifted the standard Easter egg.

    Golden Egg Hunt! For those lucky recipients of the rare Golden Egg, once you have received it, Tirnua would like to request that you display it on your lot in some sort of creative way to make it challenging to find. The first 10 people who respond with an email to support@tirnua.com with links to 6 lots with a Golden Egg on them will receive a Golden Egg of their very own. Winners of the Golden Egg can not include their own egg in those found. We will be posting another blog with additional details, including the email to send your findings to, after the gifts have all been received.

    Good luck and happy hunting!
    The Tirnua Team


    Invite Facebook Friends to Join You in Tirnua - Get TAU!

    April 4th, 2009 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    For every facebook friend that you personally invite and that successfully registers to play the game, Tirnua will gift you 500 TAU!!! So, go ahead and invite all your friends!

    When you are playing Tirnua through facebook look for the links at the top and bottom of the app window.

    Screenshot of Tirnua Facebook App

    Click on the link and it will bring you to the “Help your friends discover Tirnua, and win 500 TAU per successful registration!” page. Select all of your friends that you would like to join you in the game and click on the “Send Tirnua Request” box. (The limit set by facebook is roughly 20 per day)

    You will only be able to get the reward once per friend no matter how many times the the application is added by that same person.

    Note also that if any one of your friends who is new to Tirnua enters the world for the first time by clicking on the Tirnua box on your profile page or on a link on any of your Tirnua feeds that show up on your profile or wall, you will also get the referral bonus for a successful registration!

    Stay on the lookout for more reward programs from us! We are also very interested to hear your suggestions on how to bring more of your friends into Tirnua. Please do not hesitate to let us know.

    Happy friending!
    The Tirnua Team


    Create Your Own Board Game in Tirnua!

    April 3rd, 2009 by TirNua Audrey Leave a comment Share on Facebook

    A little game of Tic-tac-toe anyone? We have implemented the first board game in Tirnua. Users will now be able to take this and create their own board games using a game server of their choice. Learn how.

    Visitor Scores - are displayed in the visitor panel when you mouse over any visitor’s avatar icon. See how many friends they have, how old they are, how land rich they are and what kind of green thumb they’ve got.

    Apples and Bananas! That’s right move over oranges, make room for apples and bananas. We have more seeds for you to cultivate and enhance your green thumb with. Try them out. The fully harvested apple tree is 3×3 so make to reserve enough land on your lot to accomodate them.  The banana is same as the orange tree a 2×2.  Next week, the maintenance care time will change for the apple and banana seedlings.  It will take longer (more time between waterings) for the apple tree to grow and a shorter time (more frequent waterings) for the banana tree to grow.

    Check out those babes! The female avatar has had a facelift.

    Persona Name Plates - lower price and extended lease time! We have reduced the price on name togs (a.k.a., name purchase) to correspond with that of the lot name togs (a.k.a., lot name). You can now purchase a 6 month lease for 3,500 TAU plus tax and a 12 month name lease for 4,400 TAU plus tax. The price includes the base cost and a monthly fee of 250 TAU. We have extended the expiration time of all previously purchased persona names. The name tog has a tooltip that displays the pertinent information. First “mouse over” shows retrieving the data and second pass over will show the details. Purchase a name tog here.

    Deeds now show the recurring fee and expiration date even if not set for sale.

    More Games for Liar’s Dice - sky’s the limit on betting now, more tables added and resign interaction added. The resign interaction means you can forfeit your game without disrupting the rest of the game. When it is your turn select cancel bid dialog, click on table and select “resign”. The dice of the user resigning will disappear and the game will continue.


     
    Hope you enjoy yourselves this week!

    Audrey
     


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