Like many other virtual pet sites, we will be using micro-transactions. In game, you can buy site currency called gems. Gems can be exchanged for a items, recipes, and more on the site. Our goal is to have the game be completely playable without needing premium currency. Instead, premium currency will make things faster and more convenient, but it won't be required. As players of these games ourselves, sites that swamp players with constant premium demands aren't much fun. So we want to keep the premium currency under control.