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ibbit Profiles! Customize to your heart's content!
You can now customize your ibbit's profile using HTML. To do this, simply go to your ibbit's details page and click "Profile." Other users can view your ibbit's information too by going to your profile. I'm still working out a few usability issues, but everything should work. Let me know if you find any issues. Enjoy! ;D
posted by heidi on Aug 4, 2013, 11:38 am
Pet Activities Activated!

The most basic pet activities are now activated! Your ibbits can now travel to various parts of Bita Central and pick up items. Currently, they can find both Piny Herbs, Minty Herbs, and Sticks. Of course, these activities will come most easily to Adventurer and Tracker types, but all ibbits should be able to gain experience through travelling, even if they don't find anything. In order for your ibbit to do activities they must be both well fed and well slept! This means that if you want to maximize your pet's exp and get the most items possible you should make sure to feed your ibbit every day.

As with any new system, I will constantly be adding to it. I'm currently working on the "ibbit details" page in order to make it look and function a bit better, so don't be too alarmed if things look a bit odd for a bit. If you notice any major glitches with the new system, just let me know!
posted by heidi on Aug 3, 2013, 5:05 pm
Pet Activities Progress Update
Hello all! I've been super busy packing since I'm moving over the weekend, but I figured that I'd tell you guys about the newest up and coming feature to return, pet activities!

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Pet activities are going to be a bit different on ibbits than they were on SBP. To start with there are more 'carrers' than previously. Shown above is a somewhat confusing chart that hopefully makes some sort of sense.. .I'll see if I can properly explain it. Now, as you know, each ibbit has their own unique personality. This influences which hobbies and careers they will gravitate towards. ibbits can be split into two general categories, those that like to use their bodies, and those that prefer to use their minds. ibbits that are more physically oriented will tend to like to be outside exploring or exercising. ibbits that like to do a lot of thinking will be more likely to become artists or scientists.
As you can see on the chart, body and mind each have two branches coming off of them. For 'body' they are 'tracker' and 'athlete.' Trackers love being outdoors but are usually fairly introverted. They will tend to go exploring on their own, tracking minibits and treasure across the land. Athletes are team players and love to compete with their friends to win prizes and trophies.
'Artist' and 'Scholar' are the two branches of the 'mind' category. Artists (mostly 2D) like to draw and paint, whereas scholars like to do research and invent things. As you may have noticed, for both body and mind there are categories that seem to be in the middle of each of the two branches. For body 'tracker' + 'athlete' = 'adventurer.' And for mind 'artist' + 'scholar' = 'musician.' These categories are for ibbits who may have roughly equal talents in each area. Additionally, there are careers that span both the body and mind categories. These are archaeologist (tracker + scholar) and sculptor (athlete + artist). In the end this means that, for now, there are 8 possible career paths for ibbits. Each ibbit will also have secondary and tertiary hobbies as well.

Sorry if my chart/explanation is confusing. I'll probably edit this to clarify it later. I was just really excited to show you guys all the new possibilities that there will be. I actually have made very good progress as far as coding this system so it should be available very soon once we get some applicable items drawn. If you guys have any questions, please feel free to post on the forums. I'd love to answer them!
posted by heidi on Jul 26, 2013, 3:43 pm
posted by heidi on Jul 26, 2013, 3:07 pm
New Banner!
Hey all,

You've probably noticed by now that we have a new less-wintery banner. If it isn't showing up yet you may need to clear your browser's cache. You can reference this article to do so:'s-Cache
Make sure to close your browser and re-open it otherwise the changes won't update.
Anyways, we're still working on the banner so it isn't finalized nor will it stay the same throughout the year. Like the old banner from the most recent iteration of SBP, the banner will update based on weather conditions, seasons, and even special events/holidays, though we're still a ways away from that.
Let us know what you think, and thanks for sticking with us thus far.
posted by Taylor on Jul 13, 2013, 8:07 pm