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The Grand Easter Egg Hunt

March 31st, 2013 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Hoppity the Easter bunny has been hard at work laying eggs!




He’s been laying all sorts of eggs - common eggs, uncommon eggs and rare eggs… and more! :)

Some old eggs have also slipped into the mix as you can see.

It’s your job to find all the different eggs this Easter!



There are three new badges that you can earn:




These eggs will only be available during the Easter holiday, unless a store owner stocks up, so hop to it! :)

The biggest badge asks for all the new common, uncommon and rare eggs.




How do you get the eggs?

Some of the Common eggs are for sale in the TirNua store. (And some of the Rare too.)

You buy an egg and then you do what Hoppity does… You click and Open it to see what is inside!




That’s right - the new eggs can be opened!

You can find all sorts of goodies inside - the Common eggs only give other eggs. Some eggs have money, chocolate and other goodies!
In order to get a badge for finding an egg, you must get it from one of the other eggs - eggs you buy do not count towards the badge.



Open your Common egg to find the next egg!



Keep your inventory open so you can see where the egg goes. Pull it out and open it too for a chance to find all of the different eggs.

It’s like a lottery - the finer the egg, the better the prize!



Be careful though - eventually your streak of good luck can end, and you can get one of the smaller Old eggs. Bummer…

The small eggs are old and can’t be opened anymore. When you run into a small egg you’ll have to go back and get another Common and start over.

Try your luck!


What do the different eggs contain?

Old egg

Can sometimes be found inside any egg and ends the “opening streak” since it can’t be opened.


Common egg

Can sometimes be found inside another Common egg.


Uncommon egg

Can sometimes be found inside a Common egg, another Uncommon egg, Rare egg or Epic egg.


Rare egg

Can sometimes be found inside an Uncommon egg or Epic egg.



Epic egg

Can sometimes be found inside a Rare egg!



Faberge egg


Can sometimes be found inside an Epic egg!


Duds

Some eggs (very rarely, but it can happen) do not contain anything at all. You open them and get nothing. So better luck next time!

Rare eggs are also for sale in the store for those who prefer to start from a higher level for a bigger chance to get the rarest ones. You can get all eggs by starting from the common ones as well. The rare eggs provide a fast track to the Faberge and Epic for those who would like that.

Also please note the new eggs are the only ones that can be opened. There are some older ones in the Easter store (plain colored) that are just for decoration.


Remember…

Recycle all the eggs you don’t want to keep, or we’ll have to rename the game Eggnua. :)
Recycling helps clean the environment and carrying too many objects in inventory will increase lag.


Be the Easter bunny!

Feel like being an easter bunny this Easter? Did you know that you can make an animal persona and dress up like a bunny? :)

If you are a resident, you can scroll down and make more personas on the same account. Scroll way down and click on Manage Account and you will find a way to create 2 more personas. Default bunny suits are for sale in TirNua Clothes store for all animal personas.


You can even make your own custom content bunny suit!

Here are the templates that you can use. Right-click on the templates to save the pictures to your computer, edit them in a graphics program and make your own custom bunny suit.



Other fixes and changes

  • Fixed typo in the UI
  • Fixed mental requirement for printing a bronze megabin, now 35 instead of 100
  • Fixes to player stores


Drawing for the Winners of the Earth Hour competition

We know you have been waiting to find out how you did in last weekend’s challenge!

The challenge was to get 100 players in last weekend. We ALMOST made this goal - it was extremely close with 98 people. Since it was that close, we will throw in a third prize of 50 GP to one lucky winner since we didn’t quite make the goal for the 100 GP. Thank you everyone for inviting and playing. :)

So the prices we will draw for are 10 GP, 25 GP and 50 GP.

The drawing will take place at the Community Center, on Sunday, 31 March, at 1 pm Pacific time. Everyone is welcome to participate and help us draw the winners. See you all there!

Happy Easter! :)



TirNua Anna and the Catroo team


Happy Earth Hour!

March 24th, 2013 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

TirNua is turning off the lights for Earth Hour - are you? :)

We will have a celebration for this weekend and give away some special objects. We will also have a GP giveaway that you can read about further down this blog post.

And of course, we will have this… :)





If you’re curious about what Earth Hour is - you can read more about it on www.earthhour.org.

TirNua has honored Earth Hour in the past as well - here are some images from the past from this celebration. Who knew so much fun could happen in the dark? ;)




What time do we turn out the lights in TirNua this year?

Earth Hour is celebrated around the globe, always at 8.30 pm your local time on Saturday, March 23. This manifestation can even be seen from space. The lights will be turning off around the world in a giant wave that travels all the way around the globe.

You can still use computers and other equipment, this isn’t to conserve energy, it is to raise awareness. Sitting in darkness or candle light for one hour is a powerful way to say you want to be part of a change in the world.

In TirNua we obviously can’t turn off the lights for 24 hours straight - so we will be turning them off at 8.30 pm pacific time (US) as the game is based in California. Try to be online that time, gather up with your friends, and be a part of making TirNua history for another year!

If you want to check when this is in your time zone, a timezone converter can be found here.

Special Earth Hour object as a login gift

Of course, we have to celebrate Earth Hour in a magnificent way!

Everyone who logs into TirNua during this weekend, gets a special Earth Hour Globe that shows you were part of the celebration this year. We hope this globe will be a conversation piece in the game, raise more awareness for Earth Hour and the need for us all to do our part to help fight global warming.

The globe has a dark area that travels around the globe just like the lights can be seen turning off at 8.30 pm in everyone’s local timezone, and lights that go out when the dark area reaches them, and come back on when the “hour” has passed.

The globe will be given to you when you log in, from Saturday 23 March at roughly noon pacific to (at least) Sunday 24 March at midnight pacific.

I will IF you will - here is our pledge!

The special thing with Earth Hour this year is the pledge - “I willl IF you will”. So here’s TirNua’s pledge.


The Earth Hour Globe is your lottery ticket. Only people who have the globe are eligible to win. Accounts from the same player will be filtered out.

The TirNua team will draw the winner/winners randomly and present them on the blog during next week.

Note that this is a tiered pledge.
If we get 10 players, 10 GP will be given out to one random person that has the globe.
If we get 25 players, one person will win the 10 GP and one person will win the 25 GP.
If we get 100 or more players, one person will win the 10 GP and one person will win the 25 GP - and one person will win the 100 GP!

So invite your friends to all play TirNua this weekend and YOU could be the lucky winner of 100 Green Pieces to use on any premium content you want in the game!


Easy way to announce this to your friends

When you log in and obtain your Earth Hour Globe, there will be a feed sent to your Persona Web / Feeds page. Click on the Facebook link on the feed and send it to your Facebook wall. Your friends can see this on your feed and come help boost the numbers and also have a chance to win the jackpot.


If you want to send this, click on the link that says Facebook (on your own Persona web after receiving the globe). For every friend that joins we have a bigger chance to get the Jackpot up to 100 GP!

You can also create your own wall post on Facebook, G+, Twitter etc or simply invite people personally.


Note: If you start doing a lot of other tasks in the game, the feed can get pushed away from your Feeds wall. It’s a good idea to look there as soon as you log in.


Re-forest TirNua!

We put orange, banana and apple tree seeds in the VIP store with a 20% discount on the seeds! Now is the time to grow those trees! Remember, every day a tree is alive on a lot it helps clean the environment.

Happy Earth Hour everyone!

Will you turn out the lights in real life too? Sound off in the comments! :)



TirNua Anna and the Catroo team


Hints for the Pots of Gold

March 17th, 2013 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

In this blog post we will add all the hints as they come in, for our Pots of Gold event. The hints will also be posted on Facebook.

Remember: The first person who contacts support with the right lot name, will be awarded the pot of gold on that lot. You can only win once per person and can’t use alt personas to win again. See the full blog post for rules. Good luck! :)



Hint for Pot #1

The first pot is hidden in a place where fires are reflected in glittering water. When you are on this lot, you might get the feeling that someone is watching you… For a chance to win our first huge pot of gold, click yourself in the game to contact support and let us know you found it!

Sika was the first one to contact support about this one at the Sunken Shrine - just moments before Annie Parks, Skyler and Erik! Congratulations Sika!





Hint for Pot #2

Here is the clue to find the second Huge pot of Gold the leprechauns have hidden in the game! Look for a Coastal Water (Wooden deck) lot that has bad water. When water is polluted in TirNua that’s visible on the map and has a special symbol. Click in that map cell and go check out those lots…

Fugly found this one at the lot named Fish Oil, just a few seconds ahead of Mandi K! Congratulations! :)





Hint for Pot #3

Here is the clue to finding the third Huge Pot of Gold in the game!
Some ruthless lumberjacks chopped down trees to build a cabin right in the Protected Rainforest, without any concern for the environment. They wanted a nice elevated place so they could look out over the forest. This lot is on a hill with 580 m elevation.


Congratulations Justin for finding this pot at the Lumber Yard! There were lots of people chasing after him, but the Protected Rainforest had many people confused!






Hint for Pot #4

Have you been waiting for a new hint to find the Pots of Gold in the game? Here it is! The fourth Pot of Gold is hidden in an old abandoned pet shop on the beach. To find it, try searching in the map search window. Remember to contact us by clicking on your persona as soon as you find it!

Mandi K found this almost immediately at Furry Paws Pet Store! Well done! :)

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For the grand finale of our Pots of Gold treasure hunt, we gave you hints to 4 different locations. Some of these were pretty hard so you got all of them at the same time.

Now that these have all been found, that marks the end of the Pots of Gold event.





Hint for pot #5

The pot of gold is as far up as you can get on the TirNua map. The lot where the leprechauns left the pot of gold is known for its rare and unusual objects.

This one was found by Simone! It was at the Artistary, the museum of rare objects.







Hint for pot #6

To find this pot of gold you need to do some old fashioned legwork. This pot of gold is on a lot somewhere in the Oil Plains.
To find this
- Find the Oil Plains on the map
- Start clicking in the map cells in that area to see and go to the lots

This one was found by Divine Mama and was at the Cat Farm in Oil Plains! Well done!






Hint for pot #7

You can find this pot of gold by going to one of the previous locations - where someone already found a pot of gold - and stepping on the goto arrow on the ground!

This one was found by Nalle! He stepped on the goto arrow from The Lumber Yard. Catherine almost beat him to it and it was very close.





Hint for pot #8

There is a secret zone on the map. The pot of gold is in this secret zone.

This one was found by Avyi! The secret zone can be seen if you go to map view, turn on the Economy filter with the dollar sign, and search the map. The secret zone is next to a small island to the right of the map. Well done Avyi - that was a really tricky one!



These are the final pots of gold that could be found for this event. We hope everyone has enjoyed the event. Congratulations to all our winners!
Thanks for playing :)

TirNua Anna and the Catroo Team


Find The Hidden Pots Of Gold!

March 17th, 2013 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

This weekend is St Patrick’s day. We are dedicating this update to the celebration. :)


The leprechauns have hidden some huge pots of gold somewhere in the TirNua world!





The pots of gold are super rare, stuffed full of tau, beautifully animated and double as tip jars!

Over the course of 3 days we will be giving hints that will help you find the pots. One pot at a time will be revealed, and the first person who contacts support with the right answer, will be given that pot.

So you will have to be quick!
Catch the hint as fast as you can - figure it out - and click yourself and “Contact TirNua” with the right answer. There can be only one winner of each of the pots.

Note that you can only participate once. If you have already received one, you can’t get another one on any of your personas. See additional rules that apply to all our contests under Help / Support Contact Info.



FACTS about the Huge pots of gold

  • Extremely rare - there are very few Huge Pots of Gold in TirNua
  • Big (2×2 tiles)
  • Beautifully animated with sparkling gold coins
  • Work like tip jars
  • Full of tau, different amount for different pots (1,000 - 5,000 tau)
  • Tradeable and sellable



When and how will we give the hints?


We want as many people as possible to be able to participate, regardless of your time zone, so the pots will be revealed slowly over the course of Saturday, Sunday and Monday until all of them have found new owners.

The hints will be given on Facebook and on the Blog. We will also broadcast a system message when there is a new hint.





Follow our Facebook page and get notifications about new hints:

  1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/TirNua
  2. Click Like
  3. Hover your mouse over the Like-button
  4. Click Get notifications



This way you get a notification every time we post a new hint, and can quickly get into the game to find the pot.

If you want to click “SHARE” on the hints, that would also be great as it would help more people find the game, and maybe get old players to reconnect with us. Commenting and interacting with the posts is great too and grows the reach our game has on Facebook.

The first hint will be given later today… Get ready! :)






Small Pot of Gold purchasable in the store


There are two versions of the pots. The big one is super rare and can only be found in the world, but the small one is for sale in the TirNua store!

This smaller version is 1×1 tiles, beautifully animated and also doubles as a tip jar. You will get the purchase price of it back in tau - it is filled with 6,000 tau, that is almost 20% more tau than you would get if you purchased tau for the same GP amount. The Pot of Gold can be traded, sold, displayed as a special object or used as a tip jar on your lot. There is no limit to how many pots you can buy for yourself or for your friends.

This is a LIMITED TIME offer, valid until the end of March 2013.





Luck of the Irish poker machines are 20% off


For St Patrick’s day we also have the video poker machine “Luck of the Irish” on sale in the VIP store. They are 20% off right now for all our residents! Make your own casino in the Strip and start working on those video poker badges together with your friends.





Increased payouts on the Strip for St Patrick’s day

If you have a casino placed on the Strip - TirNua’s gaming zone - you’re in luck. For the St Patrick’s day weekend we have increased the chances to win when you’re playing video poker on the strip to +30% (normally the odds are +10% on the Strip)!




Strawberry Prices are Soaring

That takes care of our adventurer types who want to search for the pot of gold, and our gamblers! The celebration continues for our farmers!

For the next week (from now to Friday at midnight pst) you will be able to sell strawberries to the Farmer’s market for 3 times the normal payout. Check out the Strawberry cart at the market and get to planting those berries! Strawberries are a good way to quite easily get a regular income in the game, grow the plants to maturity and you will have ripe strawberries in a few days time if you keep them watered.

Click -> here <- to jump into the game and go to the Market and sell your berries!

Keep checking the blog and Facebook page

The first hint to find a pot of gold will be given soon!
Happy St Patrick’s day everyone and good luck searching for the leprechaun gold! :)

TirNua Anna and the Catroo team


Bigger Market and More Ways to Earn Tau

March 11th, 2013 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

TirNua Farmer’s Market started to get crowded with all the new carts. It received a facelift and a resize to fit in all the different carts.




New fruit carts out this week - it’s the long awaited carts for rare bananas!





Grab all your rare bananas and check it out! The carts pay great for rares.

Remind me… How do you grow rare fruit?

Start by sowing some fruit tree seeds in an empty tray, and then check when the next watering time is by clicking on the tray. Make sure to water on time or use fertilizer or supergrow to speed up the next watering time.





Fruit trees are some of the more difficult things to grow in TirNua, as they take a long time. If you are up for the challenge some of the trees can turn out rare when they mature. That fruit has “magical” qualities!


New flower and badges

We added an Apricot Lily to our collection of potted plants this week. It also comes with a Mutant badge.





There are two more new gardening badges too, the older mutant flowers and food plants.





Have a look at your badge collection and see if there’s something you’d like to work on. All the Green thumb badges you earn will make your grooming and threshing more efficient!

Remind me… What’s a mutant?

When we first got potted plants, all sunflowers were yellow and all roses were red. New colors started out as mutations. When a flower turns out to be a mutant, that means it has a new random color.

Flowers also contain food that you get when you recycle them. The color of the flowers helps determine how good it is for food production. A really vibrant green, blue or red color can mean you found the key to the best salad in the game!





Most potted flowers can only be purchased from other players.


A place to store all the soil - new bins are out!

There’s a new huge bin out this week - it’s the mega bins for soil.





Place the mega bin on the ground and click on it to add all the soil from your inventory with just a few clicks. You’ll find these in the Featured store.


St Patricks Day stuff is live!


We opened up the St Patrick’s Day store early! Get ready for next week’s celebration by populating your lots with leprechauns and shamrocks.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments! :)

TirNua Anna and the Catroo team


Operation Farmer Love

March 4th, 2013 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Operation Farmer Love continues and we are adding more things that should make your farming more enjoyable - this week we are buying all your coffee beans and giving you a tranquil and peaceful place to grow some more!

Cabin by the Creek

Enjoy our first new full sized background!

The Cabin by the Creek is available in 20×24 size and it can be applied to all lots that have a grass type terrain. It’s also the first background we are offering to players that comes with its own farmhouse or cabin.
You can fill your whole yard with corn, strawberry or coffee plants that you sell to the market, or just decorate the garden for a spring picnic and hang out with your friends.





If you are into the creepy overgrown look, check out the polluted version. That’s how the background will automatically look if you are in a polluted area. To get out of that and back to the nicer one, you can clean it or move the lot. :)

You can find this in the Featured store this week!


More love for the Farmer’s Market

If you choose to turn your Cabin into a coffee plantation, you’re in luck. The Farmer’s Market now has carts to sell your coffee beans and coffee cans!

It’s getting crowded in there!





You will make more money if you roast the beans and sell the cans. We look forward to seeing some coffee roasteries popping up!
But if you just want to quickly earn a few bucks for all your stockpiled coffee beans, you’re in luck too. Head on down to the market and check out the new carts!

-> Jump into the game and go to the Farmer’s Market <-


Other fixes and changes

  • We retired the Star Cactus from the stores - now the way to get these is from other players just like with the other potted plants

Enjoy! :)

TirNua Anna and the Catroo Team


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