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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.
Late Fall Development Update
I've seen quite a few questions about where things stand with projects/what we're working on so I figured I'd take a few minutes and just go over what I could.

Inventory Arranger
Work continues as always. We've run into issues with our changes affecting item use in zOMG! so we're working on fixing that right now. Hopefully won't be too much longer.

Towns 2
Bugs, trash, and flowers have been fixed! There may still be some issues with regeneration of these items after you've collected a batch, but the issues with actually picking up any of them should be fixed now. Weather effects including rain and fog have been added to the housing areas of Towns 2. Check out all the rainy, foggy awesomeness in Barton, Durem, and Aekea.

Games!
We've recently pushed a new game, Stack Attack, out for user beta testing. There are a few tweaks we'll need to make but we hope to have this launched sooner than later.

Loyalty Shop
Development on the Loyalty shop is continuing and things are looking pretty awesome. Aiming to have this done as soon as everything gets finalized.

Events
We have a special Doctor Who grant to commemorate the 50th anniversary this weekend. Can you figure out the special key and get the item? Check it out.

We're working on a fun little something something to celebrate Thanksgiving with all of you. Check back next week for all kinds of turkey shenanigans.

We're finalizing details for the upcoming Xmas event and while it won't be nearly as big as Halloween was, I hope you'll all have fun with what we have planned!

Weddings
We've taken the feedback from the initial poll about the idea of a wedding system and have mainly finalized what we want to see in it. Development won't start until we have some resources freed up though so don't expect to see anything this year.

Pets
Development on this is still on hold until later. Like weddings, it's not likely we'll have anything new to show until next year.

Bug Fixes
We're always working on bugs/glitches and we have quite a few things that have gone out or will be out soon. As mentioned earlier, we fixed the issues with bug/trash/flower collection in Towns 2. We've also patched a bug with Ignore Lists, fixed sorting in the Cash Shop, added support for larger width headers on the left-aligned areas of the site, and patched an exploit with logins that was allowing old accounts from logging in despite being flagged for inactivity. We have fixes for the average prices and rereleased item issues in the Marketplace, as well as, a fix to allow you to unsubscribe from threads where you've been ignored, and a removal of the "Topics Blocked" counter at the bottom of forums waiting to go out soon.

I think that's most of what is going on right now, at least what I know of. Be sure to come around for our Thanksgiving festivities next week, they'll be lots of fun!

Uncle Kenny
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  • User Comments: [20]
    Thank you for taking the time to make this update.smilies/icon_3nodding.gif

    comment Esdella Vie · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 09:24am
    Can I say thank you for making this journal -bows down to-
    I look forward to the thanksgiving mini event smilies/icon_heart.gif


    comment IceTeaCandeloro · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 10:46am
    Thank you so much for all that you have done and for your update! smilies/icon_heart.gif

    comment Shadey Kitty · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 02:43pm
    Wait wait wait - back the tape! You're saying that I'll be able to get rid of the huge amounts of "topics blocked" from my old main account's subscription list?

    You have no idea how happy this makes me emotion_smilies/icon_kirakira.gif

    comment abandoned_nr_26385181 · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 03:05pm
    @Inventory/zOMG!: lolz

    @Loyalty: just to be extra clear, you're making progress on what it'll be, what's in it or not, how it works, but haven't started implementing it, like writing code, making pretty pictures, and all that?

    Anyway, thanks fer the update, appreciated :V

    comment gataka · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 04:35pm
    Thanks for the update. I was wondering what was happening with the new arranger.

    comment RafiCat · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 04:41pm
    Can't wait for the Loyalty shop.

    Also, Topics blocked being removed?! emotion_smilies/icon_kirakira.gif

    comment Zefius · Forum Assistant · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 05:47pm
    Thank you for this!

    comment Valentine · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 07:57pm
    Thank you for your transparency and diligence, Uncle Kenny. When you give us a status report like this people can see what's really going on. I appreciate what you and the other staff are doing to fix issues and work on new projects for the site. And with a project like Weddings or Pets, which is slower to get off the ground, thank you for being frank. I know a lot of people will be disappointed that we won't see them before next year but at least you're being honest about it. Because of this kind of communication, we will know what to expect.

    On a side note, I was surprised by some of the bug fixes you mentioned at the end of your entry. I remember being annoyed about Topics Blocked issue, and have seen complaints about being unable to unsubscribe when someone was blocked out of the thread. But I do not remember any announcement or even a mention that these were being worked on. Maybe I missed it? Regardless, thanks for that nice surprise as well.

    comment Melomar · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 08:21pm
    Would be even nicer if it was in the staff notices.

    comment -ScourgeTheHedghog- · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 08:26pm
    Thanks for the update bro.

    Looks like you are still being spread pretty wide.

    *wonders about back granting of chaos cash* (apparently thats on you as well).

    Still no rush XD

    comment Sagebomb · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 08:29pm
    Thanks for the update, I love these. Just wondering though, any news on Alchemy? I'm guessing it's so far back on the list that it wasn't even mentioned emotion_smilies/icon_0A0.png

    comment The Weekend Warriors · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 09:44pm
    Yeeeeeees! Good to hear all the bugs are being worked out of the invo arranger prior to release smilies/icon_heart.gif

    The invo arranger and the Loyalty shop are the ones I'm most looking forward to, here's hoping I qualify! smilies/icon_xd.gif

    Thanks for the hard work again! (and the same goes to Sisky too- havene't seen her around much these days so hope alls going well!)

    comment Sand Dancer Shaka · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 10:58pm
    Thankyou Uncle Kenny for these updates! smilies/icon_heart.gif

    I am looking forward for the Invo Arranger and the Loyalty Shop, wonder what they will be like! ^_^

    Hope you and the other staff are doing well?! <3

    comment Nicki Weston90 · Community Member · Sat Nov 23, 2013 @ 11:23pm
    can we get an option to keep the topics blocked thing in forums? ._. :domo: stargate

    comment 2sarahgate · Community Member · Sun Nov 24, 2013 @ 12:39am
    Thank you so much for the updates Uncle K. smilies/icon_biggrin.gif

    Can't wait to see the new Inventory arranger. This is going to rock majorly.

    And boy oh boy oh boy. I'm all excited and looking forward to the Christmas event. [I'm a little kid for this ] smilies/icon_rofl.gif

    Everything else you've mentioned is just awesome saucesome. smilies/icon_3nodding.gif

    comment Princess-Orphelia · Community Member · Sun Nov 24, 2013 @ 02:21am
    I'm a little sad to see no plans for Guilds, but everything else is looking good.

    Thanks for taking the time to communicate all of this to us! smilies/icon_heart.gif

    comment frozen_water · Community Member · Sun Nov 24, 2013 @ 03:04am
    Thanks for keeping us up to date! I'm really curious about Xmas and the marriage system (please don't lock people without cash out smilies/icon_sad.gif ).

    comment Apollos Liar · Community Member · Sun Nov 24, 2013 @ 03:12am
    I hope we don't have a pay-to-win feature like Halloween did. That didn't make it a success in my eyes. Many people were playing, but they were getting disappointed at the same time.

    If we have a game like Switchem again, please consider mixing in the power-ups so as to not make it one-sided (especially if recolored caroling items are included).

    People work to get the caroling items since that's part of the community fun. It's a free aspect they'd like to keep free.

    comment Catalyste · Community Member · Mon Nov 25, 2013 @ 07:30pm
    I can't wait for the loyalty shop.
    Something that won't be about money but something I can spend my gold on.
    Even if it's kind of useless now.
    I hope the gold users are excited for LS as I am. We need this.
    It's time to cater to the non GC users.

    I also can't wait to marry my mule because they resemble my OC's. Hehehe *is lame*

    comment Messere Mana · Community Member · Mon Feb 03, 2014 @ 11:51pm
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