The EggCave Times
The new monthlies sure are popular, huh? Cats are very cute and cuddly, so it was no surprise that September’s cat theme would be a hit! I’m Purgatory, here with a monthly report on this month’s awesome creatures.
I personally love the cave monthlies, and many other players love them too. Auctions for Grimalkins and Glimmerkins stolen on release date tend to start at 100k EC, and many people are offering around 50k EC for each monthly as of now. According to the Archive, around 400 of each have been stolen as of yet, so it’s safe to assume that there are people that are collecting them. So yes, the cave monthlies are a quite popular this month!
Moving on the the Cash Shop Park’s monthlies! The Leoaquar is very graceful and beautiful, and the Mewjestic is very fluffy and cuddly. The Mewjestic doesn’t seem that popular with only a couple of them stolen. Many people like the Leoaquar more than the Mewjestic, and I have to admit I’m one of them. In terms of popularity, the Leoaquar beats the Mewjestic in this round.
From what I’ve gathered, people like the cave monthlies a little bit more than the CSPs this month. Either way, you have to admit that the creatures are pretty great (and maybe Leoaquar’s stages should be reversed). Enjoy your September, everyone!
I had just started an amazing game called egg cave this Friday, two days ago, and I’ve been busy playing it all weekend. I stayed up until nearly midnight on both Friday and Saturday night, chatting with new friends, and trying to get the two new creatures from the cave, the Glimmerkin and Grimalkin. To me, there’s something peculiar about the Grimalkin. I’m not quite sure if I like them. They were… creepy. That’s the word. Very creepy indeed. But nonetheless, I kept on collecting them. After playing for about 12 hours straight for two days, I’ve managed to save enough resources to get a cash shop creature, so I decided to admire my cove and go to sleep for school. I brushed my teeth as usual, and in the mirror I swear I saw a dark shape move. I turned around and saw nothing, so I finished brushing and went back to bed.
I couldn’t sleep that night. No, I wasn’t scared. I was itchy all over the place, had a runny nose that flowed like a river, and eyes that wouldn’t stop watering. I was allergic to something, that was for sure. When I finally managed to get to sleep that night, I had a dream. Well, not quite. It was just a pair of blood-red eyes staring at me, it looked familiar but I couldn’t quite tell where they were from…
The next day, I did my normal morning routine. But my allergies were still going, on and on… I went outside for the bus, but no one was inside. I cautiously stepped in, and suddenly I was chilled to the bone as a huge shadow swept over my body. At this point, my allergies were practically killing me. The thing that distracted me from my constant rubbing and itching was a screeching noise behind me, and although I was scared to turn around, I did. There was a clump of translucent purple matter—a shadow, possibly?—forming into something midair. It turned out to be an indigo colored super sized cat, with their fur standing on end. For eyes, there were two red eyes from my dream from the previous night. It was a huge Grimalkin in side the school bus, but it didn’t look much like a school bus anymore—there was only blackness around me and the creature. The cat suddenly lunged at me, jaws open, and the two swirling red pools of fury of eyes locked into mine. I felt a sudden pain on my shoulder, arm and chest as a pair of deadly teeth sank into my body…
I woke up in the hospital in a bed, my parents faces a blurry sight above me. I remembered the Grimalkin, I could swear the memory would be etched into my mind forever.
A week later, they let me out of the bed but I was heavily bandaged. My arm had nearly fallen off, the bandages were soaked in an oozing red liquid, and it hurt no matter which muscle I moved. Only after months I could start moving my arms. I suddenly remembered my egg cave account, which I quickly logged into. It was strange what I saw, but not so surprising after the incident: all my creatures were dead except my Grimalkins, which were all at 13% health. What was the most absurd was that the only recent feeder was a user by the name of Grimalkin. I clicked on it, and it showed me the user. The profile picture was of course, a Grimalkin, but the owner was a deleted account after I clicked on it, which was weird because once your account is deleted, so are the creatures in it. The status was creepy, and it read, Change your username to Grimalkin, or else… I went back to my own Grimalkin and refreshed the page, the account with the name of Grimalkin didn’t show up, but to be only replaced by the deleted user sign.
I quickly went to the cash shop and wanted to change my username due to the message. I realized that I had 0 CC, but after I clicked the username change button I suddenly had 200. I changed it as fast as I could.
The past half year this happened was probably the scariest of my life. After a few weeks, the happiness of all my creatures were at 13% still, but after I quit playing for a month they all died as normal and somehow my username was back to normal. Even though this happened, I know that those blood red eyes will always be there, staring at me through the back of my head.
Written by @wigglytuff
GAMES AND CONTESTS
Riddle of the Week
I’m shy and elusive,
Though I frequently break the water’s surface,
If only to watch the evening sun.
Sweet dreams are granted to those I seek,
But don’t try to anger me in my sleep,
As I lash out with a violet-blue tail.
PM @moonweaver with the answer to the riddle. First one to do so (and have it correct of course!) will receive a prize.
Our crossword puzzle can be found here.
Once again, PM me with the answers and first one to do so and have it correct will receive a prize.
Our puzzles were created be @degong
Meet The Staff
We have interviewed the members of our staff:
Day joined: July 4th, 2016
Favorite creature of all time: Pebbloves!
Favorite creature of all time (owned): P e b b l o v e s!
First ever creature: I think it was a Coona. I dunno its name since I lost it a long, long time ago.
Day Joined: 4/6/17 I think
Birthday: A mysterious time in February
Job: Writer I guess xD
Favorite Creature of All Time: Poplin
Favorite Creature of All Time: (Owned) Hmm, not sure, but I love my frozen Tinoud, Pixiee and Leoqeuar
First Ever Creature: I can’t remember if my starting creature was a honk or pyraguin lol
Day joined: 28 December 2015
Job: Puzzle Guardian
Favorite creature of all time: Shaibun
Favorite creature of all time (owned): Unipeg
First ever creature: Rosse
Day joined: July 5th 2017
Favorite creature of all time: Trisk!
Favorite creature of all time (Owned):V. hard. Probably either Eartha, Corunis, Glimmerkin, or Motjaa. ^^
First ever creature: I really don’t know. I think I auctioned it off. I think it was something like a Cayni.
This week we decided to do a mod interview! We have chosen @Orderedchaos for the interview.
Date joined: Dec. 31 2009
Date of becoming a mod: June 29, 2012
Why did you decide you wanted to become a Mod?: I had already been apart of the site for over 2 years and loved it. I had previously joined the team running the fansite Eggcavern and wanted to be a part of and help out the site that I spent so much time on. So when mod applications opened up I applied right away.
First ever creature: Dynaheir the Punbundu
Favorite creature of all time: That’s a tough one, I have so many favorites I don’t think I could pick just one. Easily any of the dragon creatures could be a top favorite at any time, especially all the CRW dragons, as I designed 6 out of the 7.
Favorite creature of all time (owned): Another hard question, I love so many of my creatures. If I had to choose I’d probably pick Sune.
Favorite part of being a mod: Being able to write creature descriptions and working on/testing things before they get made public. Testing the asteroid plot before it went live was so much fun.
Least favorite part: As a mod you get a certain amount of abuse thrown at you from players, both direct and indirect. Thankfully this doesn’t happen often.
Other: ??? no idea what to put here
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Hey guys! I recently wrote a little story line in my cove, starting with Glimmeretta. Feel free to read it! Feed back is greatly appreciated.