-LOCKED - MARCH EVENT!
Posted on 2020-02-29 21:35:44
The March event launches on March 1st at 00:00am LDT, and will end on March 31st at 11:59pm LDT. All unused event currency will be stored on your account until next year.

World Wildlife Day


March 3rd is World Wildlife Day, and with that, we want to honour what we may lose if we don't fight for it as a civilisation and as a whole. Every day should be wildlife day.

We are super excited to see that the data shows improvements made every year!

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There aren't less poachers - the data shows they're being arrested and export corruption is being stopped! We have much respect for everyone involved in these projects.

Unfortunately, animals are suffering from the effects of climate change. Conservation programs are adding environmental improvements to their projects.

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We've gone from being a small browser game made by three people in 2012 to a growing, sizable company. We've shifted more from just silly encounters to educating our playerbase and participating in conservation efforts where we can. This is why this subject is important for us, and we'll speak of it bluntly. Forgive us for the gruesome words or descriptions. Unfortunately, this is the reality of the world.

Many poachers will brutally hack the entire face off a rhino with axes while the animal is still alive to ensure they get the entire horn as well as a "serum", as it is worth more.

Thankfully, a new technology may help to save rhinos in advance by 3D-printing the horns from the same materials and injecting them into the market, in the hopes that it would cause poaching to die down.

There have been reports of chips and probes being inserted with a toxic dye that renders horns useless for poachers. Thanks to a suggestion, we included an event encounter a few years ago that references this, even though it's a rare occurrence.

Rhinos are a symbol. We're trying to raise awareness about many endangered, vulnerable, and threatened species of mammals, birds, lizards, arthropods, plants, etc.

Living our everyday lives might not seem to be any help in a big fight against such a seemingly-endless problem. It may not occur to us when we drink our morning coffee, drive to work, or play a video game, that we can actually do a little something to help people who are professionally prepared to fight against mass animal massacres. We can give them a hand and share what we have with them, as well as help by spreading the word around the world. Helping to save lions, rhinos, elephants, and all other endangered animals lies within our hands as well.


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March Event - Anti-Poaching



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The Anti-Poaching event creates an opportunity for you to defeat poachers in Explore, gain Prevent Points to unlock a secret area, and help defend Africa!

What's great is that the wandering poachers have randomised encounters AND some randomised outcomes, too. This adds a lot of variety to your choices! But, be careful - if your level is too low, you might not stand a chance against a large number of poachers! You will be ensnared instead of being able to fight. Poachers have left traps everywhere!

Choices made when killing poachers or shooing them away will affect your karma!

Prevent Points are gained for a public bar unlock, but you may notice that you also gain "RB". These are Rhino Beetles, a special event currency specific to March! Hold tightly onto them until the shop is unlocked!

Poachers aren't only lurking for lions within Lioden; they've already done some evil. You might stumble upon the results of their wrongdoings in Explore as well. It may be horribly sad, but it's horribly true in real life as well. This is what real life is, and it's just as upsetting. We want to raise awareness, and we want you to be prepared for these tragic times.


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Charity


We're supporting a charity that's close to our home: Tusk - LINK.

At the end of March, as in previous years, we'll donate a portion of our March income and share a screenshot from PayPal.

We still very much support and cheer for IAPF. If you'd like to learn about them and their dangerous, hands-on operations, visit them at their IAPF Facebook page!

We'd like to point out their project, a female-only ranger unit called "Akashinga" - LINK - how awesome is that?!


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Event Updates for 2020
As you unlock tiers, new rewards in the Black Market will become available, including a special base applicator and a matching marking applicator. We were inspired by a player-made Cream base suggestion (by ♥Amour {Clean Cherry} (#29257)) and turned into the Guardian base. It comes with a mane colour and a set of markings!


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Note: They are currently visible in the Lion Wardrobe, but only for non-mutated lions. Mutations will have their files uploaded in the upcoming days.


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New in the Black Market
There are 16 new decors and 4 new backgrounds in the Black Market's shop. Depending on the current poll's results, an extra endangered arthropod Beetle Nemesis token will appear in Tier 2. We'll gladly add it in during March 13th's development update.

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Fugitive Beasts BG
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Ferocious Fight BG
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Burning Poacher Camp BG
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Burned Evidence BG
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Anti-Poaching Dog
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Endangered Hipwear [Short-Leaved Aloe]
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Endangered Hipwear [Koppie Blue]
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Oribi Horns
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Resting Okapi
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Western Chimpanzee
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Diana Monkey
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Fresh Bandages [Rear]
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Fresh Bandages [Front]
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Dirty Bandages [Rear]
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Dirty Bandages [Front]
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Jentink's Duiker
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Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra
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Grévy's Zebra
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Skeletal Human Hand Necklace
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Pondoland Fig


Oasis Reminder: Remember that from March 1st 00:00am LDT until March 31st 11:59pm LDT, a unique "Aging Injured Persian Fallow Deer" decor will be available to purchase in the Oasis!


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New Encounters
This year, we've added in 10 new encounters. We wanted to give threatened pangolins some attention, so 4 of these encounters will focus on them. Perhaps some Pangolin Scale craftable decors will appear in this month's development update!

Tier 0: 6 new encounters
Tier 1: 2 new encounters (pangolins)
Tier 2: 2 new encounters (pangolins)


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Art Update
A lot of old art has been retouched or updated! Don't worry, we didn't add more gore to the poached animals. Our artists have just made the flat skin or shading more crispy! Battle poachers got enhanced in CSI Miami.


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Mukombero
We're reminding everyone in advance that Tier 2 will unlock a special, rare encounter that will guarantee you receive a unique breeding item. Mukombero's effects, coupled with special breeding circumstances, will let you produce a cub with the Primal (Ferus) variation.
Unlocking Tier 3 will boost the encounter's rate of appearance!

Mukombero's Big Quest?
We added in the Vredefort Crater quest in July 2019 to even out the chances for Interstellar Remnants. Mukombero deserves such a quest, too. Unfortunately, it cannot happen this month, due to Wolvden's imminent testing phase. However, we aren't resigning from this long quest project. A ton of art is being drawn for it, the writing is being polished, and we'd love to implement the quest once Wolvden is open and we're back to our normal intensity of work. We can't estimate right now in how many weeks or even months this will be added, but whichever month this quest ends up being added into this year, it will always open itself in March within future years. Stay tuned!



Good luck, and good night!

Be sure to utilise our official Wiki to the fullest during this month!


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Poacher Chase Minigame


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This year, we see the return of Poacher Chase, a reskin of August's Fire Escape! It will be available in the Games section of Crossroads. Once a day, you will earn Prevent Points and Rhino Beetles for sending scores in Poacher Chase!

For those unfamiliar with the game, this sidescrolling infinite platformer will speed up as you progress. You have to jump over obstacles and collect Rhino Beetles! We advise you to get used to the game's pace before you decide to send your score - it's worth it to practice first.


Edited on 29/02/20 @ 21:45:38 by Katze (#3)

Niftysenpai [Fiery
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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:12
Awesome :D

First :DDD



Edited on 29/02/20 @ 21:36:43 by Squiddy (#19287)

Starrykins ~ Leonid (#70127)

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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:13
ooooh news :)!


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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:13
bro amazin.


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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:16
Hello everyone


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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:17
heck yeah news


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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:18
awesome news


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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:19
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:20
interesting


Atantyr- Side (#143501)

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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:20
Yay! so excited!


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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:21
Yeeeeeaaah!!!


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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:22
exciting



Edited on 29/02/20 @ 21:36:45 by ree 🦋 (#171775)

Kat (#151023)

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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:24
New event time!! Heck yeah!


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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:24
This is sad


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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:27
Gorgeous base


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Posted on
2020-02-29 21:36:28
Oo, Cant wait!



Edited on 29/02/20 @ 21:40:25 by |+.{A flat Pancake}.+| (#191597)



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