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Re: The Beginner's Guide to MagiStream!

Postby Zeilera » October 2nd, 2011, 3:30:01 am

sneakninja wrote:how long does it usually take for an egg to hatch,becaus i posted all of them but so far none of them have made verry good problems. If you do know please tell me, also if you could show me what they look like :D

No one can really tell how fast eggs hatch. Some eggs hatch in ten minutes, some take a day or two. Old creatures (for example Koi Fishes and Phoenixes) hatch very quickly (= one click grows their stage progress a lot) but recently released creatures take a lot longer time to hatch. So in fact, hatching eggs isn't about time, it's about the clicks they get. If you use the clicking threads for hatching, just one post isn't enough because people post there all the time. A post per two or three minutes should be enough to get your eggs a nice amount of clicks. Of course if no one else is posting, it doesn't make any sense to post so often.

Magistream Wiki and Emerald hatchery both have a very good list of all species.

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Re: The Beginner's Guide to MagiStream!

Postby Drake10293 » October 15th, 2011, 1:54:55 am

MOD EDIT: Eggspam removed!
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to MagiStream!

Postby Keishda » October 26th, 2011, 3:45:26 pm

Huh, wow... This thing is getting long... :)
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to MagiStream!

Postby stargazer93 » November 6th, 2011, 10:33:25 pm

Hello I'm Olivia and I just wanted to say thank you for the guide.
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to MagiStream!

Postby rikan0710 » November 9th, 2011, 12:42:35 am

Bunny wrote:Welcome to MagiStream, a rapidly growing online community! Today, I will be telling the everything there is to know about how to get started with some creatures of your very own. Make sure you take a look HERE before getting started. Please reply with any suggestion or feedback you may have.

About the Website
This website was created and is owned by Tristan . If you ever have any concerns, take a visit to the FAQ, private message any one of the staff, or visit the Support and Suggestions forum.

Getting My First Creature
Assuming you have already created and activated your account, we can visit the Home Page (also accessible at any time by clicking on the banner at the top of every page). As soon as the page loads, you will notice a scrolling image which looks like some ocean waves with some orb-like objects floating along. Those orbs are eggs, and are the starting stage of every creature. Simply click any egg you would like to "grab" from the stream! Keep in mind you can only have 4 eggs at once, but you can grab more from the stream once they have hatched. You can take a look at all your pets by clicking on My Creatures, which is as the top of every page (it's in the bottom right corner of the banner, and the second one from the right).

Making My Pet Advance Stages
Every pet has the chance to change into 3 different stages: the Egg, the Baby, and the Adult. Pet's advance stages whenever their "Stage" progress bar reaches 100%. The % in this bar will increase whenever a person visit's your pet's page (e.g. here). The "Overall" status bar increases at the same time as the "Stage" bar, but is to show the progress of becoming the last stage, the Adult. The easiest way for you to get clicks for your pet is simply to post them in the click threads, which can be found in the Reindeer Games, or put them in your signature. You can get the BBCodes (the stuff you put in your signature to show images and links) by going to the My Creatures page and clicking "Embed Multiple". You can then click the images of the pet's you want to get the BBCode for, then copy the text in the box, and paste it here (User Control Panel > Profile > Edit Signature).

I See Some Different Pets I Can't Find in the Stream!
Some pets are extremely rare to sight in the stream, and some pets are only available by being purchased from the MagiStream shops (located in "Shops" at the top of every page). Some of the store creatures can be purchased with Gold (Remy's Inn), while others must be purchased with Crystal Shards (Donation Shop).

How do I get Gold and Crystal Shards?
Gold is currently obtained by posting in the forums. You can receive up to 60 Gold for each post you make, depending on the length of it (but don't go spamming!). The most popular place to post was the "Reindeer Games" section, but the amount of Gold received from there has been lowered as of June 18, 2009. You also receive 1 gold for viewing a creature. This doesn't matter whether it's yours or someone else's, but you can only receive one gold for a certain pet once a day (clicking on my pet 8 times will still only give you one gold, but clicking one of my pets and one of Tristan's pets will get you 2 gold). Crystal Shards can only be obtained through donating to the website ($1 = 1 Shard) through the "Donate" button at the top of every page OR by winning certain contests.

What are the Green Usernames and Purple Usernames I See?
The green usernames belong to users with Moderator privileges, and the purple usernames belong to donors who have donated more than a certain amount (used to be $10, may have increased).

Well, I've told you everything you'll need to know to get started because the rest of it is self explanatory. If you still have any questions, feel free to Private Message any of the Staff. The Support and Suggestions forum is always open for ideas and concerns you may have.
I hope this guide will have helped you in some way, and I wish you luck on your adventures in MagiStream!

Regards,
Bunny




Some Updates by Umbreonage! Thanks!
Trading
Trading allows you to transfer or trade gold or pets to other users. You can find trades, sales, auctions, and giveaways HERE at the Merchant district. Have a look through existing trades, or start your own thread. When you find an offer you like (or someone accepts yours), be sure to PM the other trader, or post in their thread. Either one of you can start the trade. To start it, either click the "Trade" button located beneath your trading partner's avatar, or click the "Trades" button in the banner at the top of every page and enter the person's username. Enter your offer by clicking the creatures you want to trade, and/or enter a gold amount. Please note that you cannot trade unfrozen eggs at this time due to a bug allowing users to go over the 4 egg limit. This is important: Make sure to click "Save Changes" after entering your offer. If you don't do this, you will end up sending the other person a blank offer. After saving changes, enter your password and confirm the trade. The person you are trading with should now have 1 new trade (they will be notified of this underneath the banner, next to where the site tells you of new PMs). They will enter their offer, save changes, and confirm. Assuming they offered the right pets/gold, you can now confirm the trade, and all pets/gold will be traded. Trades can be cancelled at any time by either party.

Breeding?
When your creatures reach adulthood, they gain the abilitry to breed with other creatures. Usually, creatures can only breed with an opposite-gendered member of the same species. However, there are some hybrids that can only be obtained br mixing two different species. This includes fire gryphons (any gryphon X phoenix), ice gryphons (any gryphon X ice phoenix), and ocean leviathans (storm leviathan(shopbought leviathan) X tropical leviathan (aqua colored leviathan)). Donation pets, such as crystalwings, unicorns, and dragons, cannot breed at all. You may only breed a creature once every 3 days. When you breed two creatures, you may end up with a refusal. This does not mean you can never breed these two again, it just means they don't feel like it this time. You may get lucky, and they will produce an egg. The egg will appear on your page. You cannot get multiple eggs from one breeding, only one.

Other Notes
I think it's worth mentioning somewhere that all stream eggs are replaced by fresh ones every 15 minutes, on the hour, xx:15. xx:30, and xx:45.

More updates added by Wolfeyedangel
To add an Avatars (pretty pictures above your name):
In the same place you update your signature: (User Control Panel > Profile > Edit Avatar). If you have a picture on your computer use the first line. If you have one on a website you want to use use which ever of the other two you want. Most of the time the Avatar dimensions will update on their own.






Then can I show my eggs on my posts? :t-shrug:

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Re: The Beginner's Guide to MagiStream!

Postby NoxNoctis » November 9th, 2011, 4:25:43 am

rikan0710 wrote:Then can I show my eggs on my posts? :t-shrug:


Hmm, I think you can't do that. I just read the rules yesterday, and they clearly stipulate this is considered egg spamming. Here's the extract I was thinking about, so you don't have to search for yourself :

Tristan wrote:Spam also includes posting of links to creatures, whether they embed an image or not (called eggspam). The following are the only places posting clickable creatures is allowed:
The click threads: any kind of Magistream creature can be posted there, but adults should be taken out of lists before posting the next time
Merchant District threads: Only creatures meant to be sold in the thread or otherwise relevant may be posted. Eggs and hatchlings for daycare threads may not be posted as clickable links, only as codes.
Family threads in the Guild Quarters: You may post your progenitor pair(s) in these thread but not their offspring.


Apparently you can make a link to your Creatures in your signature, though! ^^
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to MagiStream!

Postby smasherman » November 12th, 2011, 4:11:42 pm

Mod edit: no eggspam!
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to MagiStream!

Postby BBkat » November 14th, 2011, 8:30:55 am

Raimei wrote:
sneakninja wrote:how long does it usually take for an egg to hatch,becaus i posted all of them but so far none of them have made verry good problems. If you do know please tell me, also if you could show me what they look like :D

No one can really tell how fast eggs hatch. Some eggs hatch in ten minutes, some take a day or two. Old creatures (for example Koi Fishes and Phoenixes) hatch very quickly (= one click grows their stage progress a lot) but recently released creatures take a lot longer time to hatch. So in fact, hatching eggs isn't about time, it's about the clicks they get. If you use the clicking threads for hatching, just one post isn't enough because people post there all the time. A post per two or three minutes should be enough to get your eggs a nice amount of clicks. Of course if no one else is posting, it doesn't make any sense to post so often.

Magistream Wiki and Emerald hatchery both have a very good list of all species.


And twitter, even with slow growing eggs, tweeting the codes does help them. Just remember to make sure your tweets look like this-
Code: Select all
http://magistream.com/creature/xxxxxxx #magistream
Else it won't work (you need the URL and #magistream)

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Re: The Beginner's Guide to MagiStream!

Postby BlasterTheDragon » November 19th, 2011, 2:46:43 pm

this really helped a lot, how long did it take you to wright it?
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Re: The Beginner's Guide to MagiStream!

Postby aeroeon1010 » November 25th, 2011, 11:07:10 am

Bunny,i clicked all of your eggs!! you hav very cool looking ones. could you click mine??/
On yes,thank you! now i know why i was suddenly earning money!!!!!!!!!!! :D :woo: :t-glomp:
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