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Tides of Change!

March 5, 2010

Hey Pet Society fans! A major game update has just occurred for Pet Society! This will affect your game, so read on, or sign on to Pet Society via Facebook now to see for yourself!

The first thing you will notice is that the game screen is now wider! This is obviously fantastic, as you can see more of your beloved pet, friends’ pets, homes, shops, etc! As an added bonus, secret rooms such as the Secret Garden and Tree House Room are now a little larger!

Shortly afterwards you should notice a new look and layout, with cool new icons, and a new town map with the shops! So explore, explore, explore! The new design has been specifically devised to help us integrate new features in the future. The Bank is no longer displayed on the town map, but you can always access it at any time by selecting the Add Coins button! 😉

You may notice that there are no trees to bump on the town map, but never fear, Friend Street is here! You can find Friend Street in the lower left corner of the town map, where you can visit friends and bump trees to your heart’s content!

If instead you use the Friends Bar to visit your friends, you will notice that there are changes there too! The Active and Visits tabs have been removed! You can still tell who you have visited each day though, as the original pink or blue background will change to a neutral colour after you visit. And there is really no need for an Active tab anymore, so we fed it to the hungry fish in the Pond, as you now receive the same coins no matter who you visit (35 coins for your first 50 visits each day, 20 coins for the next 25, and 15 coins thereafter).

By now, you may be wondering where your happiness and hygiene bars are, well due to mysterious circumstances, which Sirius basically thinks “?” is responsible for, they no longer exist! What does this mean for you? Well, happiness no longer affects your game in any way, so feel free to brush your pet, but don’t be surprised when nothing much happens! Hygiene however is still in effect, you can tell how dirty your pet is, and how dirty the pets you visit are, by the number of flies on them, the dirtiest pets will have 5 flies. You can earn 20 coins and 1 paw point per fly cleaned when washing a pet up to a maximum of 80 coins and 4 paw points.

When you are watching your paw points add for washing those flies away, don’t be too surprised if they appear lower than normal, as the display for these has been changed! It may be a little confusing at first, but each level the paw points number goes back to zero and counts up to the amount needed to reach the next level. For example, if you were a Level 43 pet with 337,300 paw points previously, your pet will now show as a Level 43 pet with 5,300 paw points towards the next level (as 332,000 paw points were those required to reach Level 43).

Back home now, because after all that exploring Sirius needs a rest, you will find that the Stickers, Cooking and Tutorial icons have been removed from the main game screen, and placed in the snazzy new Books tab, which is neatly located next to your Friends tab, and shown below! While in this region of the game screen, Sirius would like you to know that the shiny new red camera icon you see there is particularly special, as you can now take a snap shot of your pet in your room!

There’s one more drastic change that we are sure everyone will love, because well, you asked for it! The Chest and Wardrobe now have various categories to help you find what you need (Sirius loves the toys tab)!

So enjoy, and remember to let us know what you think of all the changes and how you’d like us to improve the game further! More game improvements are already been worked on, like ways to navigate the shops faster, but your valuable input is needed, so look out for a survey in the next week after you’ve played for awhile to give us detailed feedback about these updates! And to celebrate the new design, if you’ve been playing Pet Society for awhile you should have just received 3000 coins to splurge with! Thanks for all of your support!

Recently, we mentioned that there may be coming change for the Pet Society Blog! Well, a big change has just arrived, each week when the mysterious items are released, the Blog will be updated as normal, but differently to the past, this Blog entry should include all of the items being released at midnight GMT on Monday as well most weeks! So while the current items are still in store, you will be able to have a peek at what is to come!

“?” has been up to his rascally business again, hiding new things in his Mystery Boxes! When Sirius stopped by the Mystery Store, he seemed a little more green than normal (perhaps he’d eaten some strange beans – more on that later), so Sirius took the opportunity to distract him by asking Adhara (her puppy) to show him some tricks, and slid the new mysterious item images off of the counter and into her pocket! These mysterious items are now available in boxes across the village!

Sunflowers Pot Sunflowers Hat
Knitting Basket Scarecrow Mask

What will Monday bring? Keep reading to find out! Note that these items are not in stores just yet, but will appear in stores at midnight GMT on Monday! Also remember that any items labelled This Week’s Special (TWS) will be in store until midnight GMT on Monday the 15th of March, 2010, but may be available again at some point in the future.

Now there’s a Scarecrow Mask in the Golden Mystery Box, what could that mean? You may just need to follow the yellow brick road to find out! 😉 For your adventure, choose to dress as Dorothy, a Good Witch, a Wicked Witch, or even the Wizard of Oz, with Lily putting together a variety of magical outfits in the Clothes Store.

Checkered Blue Bow Checkered Blue Dress Sparkling Red Shoes
Star Wand (TWS) Pink Witch Crown (TWS)
Pink Witch Dress (TWS) Pink Witch Shoes (TWS)
Purple Witch Hat (TWS) Purple Witch Dress (TWS) Purple Witch Shoes (TWS)
Green Wizard Glasses (TWS) Green Wizard Hat Green Wizard Shirt
Green Wizard Pants Golden Wizard Boots

Of course, a Lion searching for courage would be a good friend to help you on your journey, so check out the Garden Store for the new Lion Petling! And where would Dorothy be without her Toto? Pick up your own Yorkshire Terrier Plushie friend in the Furniture Store!

Lion Petling (infant) (Garden) Lion Petling (fully grown) (Garden) Yorkshire Terrier Plushie (Furniture)

Transform one or more of your rooms into the mystical Land of Oz with a variety of shiny emerald items, a yellow brick road and even some troublesome poppies in the stores of village!

Emerald City Wallpaper (Cash Shop)
Tree With Poppies Bush (Garden) (TWS) Yellow Bricks Floor (D.I.Y.)
Emerald Throne (Luxury) (TWS) Emerald Chandelier (Gadget) (TWS)
Emeraldfish (Pond) Emerald Curtain (D.I.Y.) (TWS)

From one magical tale to another, have you ever wanted your very own special bean seed leading to a land in the clouds? Sirius certainly has, and this week this dream can come true! Don’t let Jack have all of the fun, visit Terrence in the Cash Shop and buy a Beanstalk Bean to grow your very own Beanstalk that reaches into the heavens. Please note you can only have one Secret Beanstalk Room, no matter how many magical Beanstalks you grow.

Beanstalk Bean Beanstalk Plant
Secret Beanstalk Room (unlocked when you have grown a Beanstalk)

Back down to earth and you can see things through Little Red Riding Hood’s eyes, or perhaps even her Granny’s with fanciful new outfits in the Clothes Store! To enhance your fairytale experience, run through the forest or set up your own country cottage!

Red Hoody (Clothes) Red Country Dress (Clothes) Red Country Shoes (Clothes)
Granny Bonnet (Clothes) (TWS) Granny Glasses (Clothes) (TWS) Pink Nightdress (Clothes) (TWS)
Green Forest Wallpaper (D.I.Y.)
Green Forest Floor (D.I.Y.) Country Rocking Chair (Furniture)
Country Wooden Window (D.I.Y.) Country Wooden Door (D.I.Y.) Country Wooden Shelf Unit (Furniture)
Country Wooden Side Table (Furniture) Country Wooden Seat (Furniture)

Extend your country experience with a cute picket fence, antique wallpapers, picnic tables, an adorable letter box, fabulous pianos and more!

Cute White Gate (D.I.Y.) Cute White Fence (D.I.Y.)
Cute Pink Gate (D.I.Y.) (TWS) Cute Pink Fence (D.I.Y.) (TWS)
Antique Roses Wallpaper (D.I.Y.) Pink Roses Wallpaper (D.I.Y.) (TWS)
Blue Picnic Table (Furniture) Pink Picnic Table (Furniture) (TWS)
Flowers Wall Frames (Furniture) Blue Mailbox (Furniture) Flowers Picture Frame (Furniture)
Elegant Wooden Piano (Luxury) Elegant White Piano (Luxury) (TWS)
Rose Flower Pot (Garden) Rose Teapot (Furniture) Rose Tea Cup (Furniture)
Garden Tea Terrace (Garden) Pink Country Lamp (Gadget)

Stock up on gifts for Mother’s Day, with flowers, chocolates and gift cards joining the stores this week!

Mother’s Day Cute Bouquet (Furniture) Chocolate Pastry (Food) Mother’s Day Cute Card (Furniture)

New to the Cash Shop and Mystery Store on Monday is the Marvellous Mystery Box, which is just as shiny and alluring as its predecessor! Try your luck and discover a variety of items that can no longer be found in stores!

Marvellous Mystery Box

As you know, Haiti was devastated recently by massive earthquakes that struck the region in January. Many of you helped out and donated through our Mercy Corps page and / or by purchasing a Help for Haiti Plushie in game. To say thank you for all of your amazing donations, which Mercy Corps are putting to work in Haiti, you should all receive your very own Haiti Poster!

Haiti Poster

Please note that this update is for Facebook only, and that MySpace is still subject to the MySpace Rewind. The MySpace and Bebo versions of the game have not changed at this stage and will have items from Mayor Doll! (What more can we say?) in stores this week!