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Uncle Kenny's Random Stuff
I don't usually put much in here and when I do it's random so enjoy it.
Pets: The Intermission
If you followed my previous journal entries and posts in the forums, you'll know that the Pets system was supposed to come out shortly after the end of the Summer event's test run of the core features. Well, as with most things, that plan hasn't exactly worked the way we wanted it to and we've ended up spending an extra month trying to finish everything we wanted to do for the launch. Unfortunately, even our super human attempts at that have not completed the project in the timeframe we had for it so it is going to be delayed a bit more.

Now, before you get all worked up and try to put blame on someone, this isn't an issue of someone not letting us finish the project. The problem with continuing is that the main developers for Pets are Codemonkey and myself, but we're also the main developers for site events. Our biggest event of the year, Halloween, is quickly coming up and we want to make sure that we have enough time to make it super awesome and amazing with the least number of distractions possible. If we were to continue working on Pets right now, we would eat into the time we've set aside for creating Halloween and we just don't want to take that risk. So it sucks that we can't get Pets out now but we determined that Halloween deserved its full amount of attention so we can give you the best event possible.

Don't worry though, Pets is /not/ being cancelled, just delayed. Once we get through Halloween/the holidays, we'll pick Pets back up and complete what we have left. It may even be a benefit for the whole project as the extra time may even give us a chance to add features for the launch that we were initially not going to include. We've worked far too much and hard on this to let it fall by the wayside so as soon as we can, we're going to be back on it again. Until then, I hope you can understand why we had to decide what we did and that you can agree it'll be for the best in the long run.

Stay tuned, I'll be sure to throw some juicy Halloween hints soon. The epic battle between two legends draws near, whose side will you join?

- Kenny

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  • User Comments: [14]
    yay i will probably quit by the time pets happen. I won't have to stare at more cash items, unless gaia does something really awesome that isn't cash related before then.

    comment Sweet Angel Mary · Community Member · Tue Aug 20, 2013 @ 01:24am
    I'm so excited for Halloween! I can't wait to see what you guys pull out this time around! Don't overwork yourselves though emotion_smilies/icon_heart.gif

    I'd totally prefer pets to be put on hold for now so you can focus more onto Halloween!

    comment npulse · Community Member · Tue Aug 20, 2013 @ 02:00am
    I think that's the better choice at this point. Best of luck with both projects! Definitely looking forward to Halloween. ^_^

    comment Sianserais · Community Member · Tue Aug 20, 2013 @ 05:42am
    Frap! Now I am curious about the Event. *hee hee*

    I understand completely. There are only just the two of you. I was just saying in a thread that you guys earn your paychecks.

    Make sure you guys get plenty of rest in the meantime, eh?

    comment Nyadriel · Community Member · Tue Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:22am
    I'm cool with waiting for Pets! It's something that can be put off, you can't ask Hallowe'en to hold up a week while you finish up- Jack would eat you alive like a titan!

    Thanks for the continued efforts on the event! smilies/icon_heart.gif

    I choose Easter Bunny... mecha always swings me that way.

    comment Sand Dancer Shaka · Community Member · Tue Aug 20, 2013 @ 02:40pm
    Do what you need to do guys. Looking forward to the Halloween event.

    As for me, I'm siding with Jack. As a fan of all things dark and batty, how could I not side with the Lord of Macabre?

    comment Xashowd · Community Member · Tue Aug 20, 2013 @ 08:01pm
    I see... Hmm... Well... cat_smilies/icon_sad.gif

    comment meep12345 · Community Member · Tue Aug 20, 2013 @ 08:46pm
    "We've worked far too much and hard on this to let it fall by the wayside so as soon as we can, we're going to be back on it again."
    Isn't that what was said about zOMG? LOL

    Anyway, I would much rather try to participate in the Halloween Event. Since the Towns 2 Event was fail for me(including the pet 'thing'). I am hoping for better results form Halloween.

    comment Beware of TnT · Community Member · Wed Aug 21, 2013 @ 05:02am
    Sweet. Im glad you are giving halloween the attention. As much as I love pets halloween is definitly to me the staple event of the year.

    *hopes for more items which are black dominant like in the 03 set, as opposed to orange dominant or balanced like in most later sets*

    comment Sagebomb · Community Member · Sat Aug 24, 2013 @ 12:41am
    Aw, I was looking forward to taking care of my Pegacorn Fluff. smilies/icon_whee.gif But you do what you gotta do, I guess! Halloween isn't usually my favorite event, but I'm sure this year will be lots of fun!

    comment Bunna · Community Member · Sun Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:47pm
    I think I'm more upset that Pan got the boot. smilies/emo.gif
    But thx for keeping us updated.

    comment Nenanah · Community Member · Sun Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:16pm
    Good luck and do not worry, everything has to be done at its precise time to be good.

    comment nanieru · Community Member · Mon Aug 26, 2013 @ 02:05am
    I'd rather have an awesome halloween event anyway.

    comment dancinjlg · Community Member · Tue Aug 27, 2013 @ 02:17am
    Thanks for the update and info. smilies/icon_3nodding.gif

    comment Cerulean Miko · Community Member · Thu Aug 29, 2013 @ 07:44am
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