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Poll: Is Nannybot in Pet Society based on Rosie from the Jetsons? November 19, 2009

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Did any of you watch The Jetsons, a cartoon that was the produced by Hanna-Barbera in the 1960s? The show was set in 2062 during the space age, in contrast with Hanna-Barbera’s The Flintstones, which was set in the stone age. It was so popular in syndication that more episodes were produced during the 1980s. On the show there’s a character named Rosie, who is a human-like robot that is the Jetsons’ maid. Rosie’s pictured on the far right with the rest of the characters.

Do you that Nannybot in Pet Society looks strikingly like Rosie? For instance, her color is similar, along with the maid uniform, ears, lower jaw, and single leg with wheels.

Here’s another image for comparison where Rosie is dusting and Nannybot is tickling:

However, I don’t remember Rosie needing a Playfish cash battery. 😉

What do you think?

 

Pet Society Mystery Items – November 12th

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I’m late on posting pictures of last week’s Pet Society mystery items, but it took me a bit to find them (I still haven’t found the item in the purple boxes). In the purple boxes, there’s a modern vase decor. In the gold mystery boxes, there is a chili floating candle and a dolphin clock. The latter two mystery items are pictured below.  I also found a lion plushie from two weeks ago! The dolphin clock has a stand, and it can’t be hung on a wall.

 

Electronic Arts Buys Playfish

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One of the big Playfish news events that happened just before I left for Turkey was that Electronic Arts (EA) purchased Playfish on November 9, 2009.  I’d posted about the growing rumors of the acquisition back on October 24th. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to post about the news of the purchase before my flight.

According to the press release Playfish posted, “EA has acquired Playfish for approximately US$275 million in cash and approximately US$25 million in equity retention arrangements. In addition, the sellers are entitled to additional variable cash consideration, up to a maximum of US$100 million, contingent upon the achievement of certain performance milestones through December 31, 2011.”

What do you think this means for Pet Society players?  Will Playfish games like Pet Society stay the same?  Will they improve?  Will there be an even greater focus on making money?

 

Pet Society Pro Racing

One of the other updates while I was on vacation is pro racing, which is a feature now available in the stadium.

You can only run pro races if you own and wear the entire pro athletic clothing set (shoes, vest and shorts) from the Pet Society cash shop.  These three items cost a total of 45 playfish cash coins. If you wear all three items, then you can run one pro race per day. The pro races are very tough and give you the chance of winning 200 gold coins per race.

What’s interesting is that even though pro races require you to spend playfish cash coins (blue coins), you have a chance of winning only regular gold coins not more playfish cash.

Have any of you paid to run pro races?  Do you think it’s worth it?

Personally, I wish there were some new features added to the stadium that involved other sports besides running hurdles, and I wish these features were open to all players, not just those willing to spend real money on the game.

I also noticed another change in the stadium.  The old advertisements along the wall of the stadium for other Playfish games (Word Challenge and Who Has the Biggest Brain?) are gone. In there place are pictures from Pet Society. One of the pictures shows a pets playing sports and cheerleading.

 

Pet Society Nannybot

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Last week while I was away, Pet Society introduced a new Nannybot that is available for purchase in the furniture and gadget shops.  It’s a robot that can care for your pet while you are away.  Too bad it wasn’t introduced before my trip!

When Nannybot is charged with a battery, she can feed, clean and make sure your pet stays happy when you are both online or offline. The mayor gave everyone a free Nannybot battery as a gift. The battery lasts for three days.

The Nannybot costs 400 coins.

After the free battery runs out, new batteries must be purchased for 5 playfish cash coins if you want your Nannybot to continue running.  I’m not planning to purchase a battery with playfish cash, but I wanted to test the Nannybot out with my free battery.

The free battery cannot be gifted, recycled or sold, so you’re stuck with it in your inventory unless you buy a Nannybot to use it up or borrow a Nannybot from a friend.  Additionally, if you have a friend with a Nannybot, then you can enjoy her features and get some free food during your visits. The Nannybot only feeds your pet free toast, and does not feed your pet any food items from your inventory.

Here’s a picture of Nannybot cleaning Momo.

Here’s Nannybot tickling Momo with a feather and playing with her to keep her happiness level high.

Here’s Nannybot shooting toast at Momo’s head to feed her (or knock her unconscious) and keep her health level high.

The animations are cute, so I’m going to enjoy them during my three days of having a powered Nannybot.  I did notice that having a Nannybot means you will lose coins and pawpoints for feeding, cleaning and playing with your pet.  The battery itself is quite costly. Besides, nothing bad ever happens to your pet when you’re gone. While I was in Turkey, I ignored poor Momo entirely, so she was sad, hungry, and covered in flies when I returned. As soon as I logged in, I cleaned her, fed her and played with her, and she was back to normal. (One thing I was sad about was that I thought I might receive multiple lottery envelopes for the days I missed playing, but I just received one lottery.)

What do you all think of the Nannybot?  Will you ever use her?  Did you test buy one to test her out with the free batter?  Do you think the Nannybot is worth it or not?

 

Pet Society Fishing – Turkey Fish Released November 15th (Set 16) November 18, 2009

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While I was gone, a turkeyfish was released.  Thanks to everyone who sent in information on the new turkey fish.  I caught one today with a pumpkin pie.  The turkey fish is a special fish that can be caught using the Thanksgiving foods as bait.

Isn’t it a strange fish?

For more info on the fish and other items in the pet society fish pond, please visit Pet Society World’s Fish List.

 

New Pet Society Items – November 15th November 17, 2009

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I finally got the chance to see this week’s new items in Pet Society. Many of the new items are gearing up for Thanksgiving in the U.S. (too late for the Canadians who celebrated Thanksgiving last month), which means there’s lots of food. Yum!  All of the items labeled “Thanksgiving Special” will be available until November 29th.

In the DIY store, there’s balloon parade wallpaper, fall forest wallpaper, and a fall forest floor.

In the clothing shop, there are Wampanoag boy and girl wigs, and a Wanpanoag shirt, pants, shoes and dress.  There’s also a Pilgrim doublet, hat and pants, coif, dress, and shoes.  If you head past the new items, there’s also a big sale going on.

In the food shop, there’s a Thanksgiving card, whole pumpkin pie and roast turkey.

The furniture shop and gadget shops, the “Just Arrived” item is a nannybot (virtual pet sitter).

The “Thanksgiving Special” items include a pet parade balloon, classic turkey plushie, fall wreath, fall candle set, wolf plushie, Thanksgiving sign, country stoneware pot and plate, harvest decor, and a ducky parade balloon.

In the luxury shop, there’s a cornucopia decor and a deluxe turkey feast table.

Is your pet ready eat? Do you have a favorite item this week?