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Adventures in Pet Society

Pet Society Updates – August 26th August 26, 2010

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There’s a new way to shop in Pet Society. If you’re visiting a friend’s house and see an item that you like, then you can click the shopping basket icon on the left side of the screen.  It’ll bring up a window to “Go on a shopping spree!”

This will allow you to view all the items in your friend’s room that are currently available in the stores. Any currently available items will have a dark brown outline around them.


When you mouse over an item that you like, you’ll see its price, and you can choose to purchase it directly from your friend’s house.

What do you think of the new shopping feature?  Do you think you’ll like shopping at your friend’s house, or do you prefer shopping and browsing in the Pet Society stores?

 

Pet Society Mystery Box/Egg Updates – August 6th August 6, 2010

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There’s a brand new mystery box and mystery egg feature.  It’s hard to get used to the changes.  I tried the new feature out this afternoon, and think it has both good and bad points.

One of the negative points is that the feature has added more clutter to the playing screen.

By clicking the new button, you can look at all your mystery items (unfortunately, the names of the items aren’t included). I think it’s a plus that we can see how many items of certain sets that we’re missing.

You can buy mystery boxes/eggs from the new screen or from the store. Purchases from the store  will also pull up the new screen.  For buying 3 or 10 gold boxes, you’ll receive free boxes with your purchase. That’s a nice new feature (though I’ll miss my old method of buying six boxes at a time)!

Our pets can’t open the boxes/eggs by themselves anymore.  Now you can only open boxes and eggs through this mystery egg/box screen. The mystery items you open will appear on the left side of the screen. Unfortunately, the name of the mystery items are nowhere to be found while opening boxes. While you can brag about or gift the new item, you can’t sell the item.  I think a selling feature would be far more useful than bragging (a feature I’ll never use)!

I bought a bunch of mystery boxes today, and I didn’t find a single item that re-sold for 999 coins!  I think that trying to find new mystery items is near impossible, and I’m really sad that the probability of finding junk is so so much higher than finding valuable items. I don’t think mystery box hunting is nearly as much fun as it used to be. 😦

Well, here’s my summary of  positive and negative points for the new mystery item feature.

Positives
Ability to see all mystery items classified in one screen
Bonuses when purchasing certain quantities of boxes/eggs

Negatives
Finding new or valuable items is nearly impossible after the update
Mystery item names are not available in the list or after opening a box/egg (how will we find new items in our inventory if we don’t know their names?)
Inability to sell new or old mystery items through this feature (it would be great to be able to sell duplicate mystery items easily)
New icon adds more clutter on the playing screen
Pets are not involved in opening boxes/eggs
Feature would be more useful if incorporated into the inventory chests, so that we could find and interact with items from a certain set, instead of just viewing them.

I used to love opening mystery boxes, but these updates took the fun out of opening mystery boxes.  Momo lost far more coins than usual, and didn’t find any nice items today.

What do you think?

 

Pet Society Treasure Hunting June 11, 2010

There’s a new feature in Pet Society that was introduced today.  Now our pets can go on treasure hunts!  Just click the new icon between the camera and notice board to begin a treasure hunt.

You’ll open up a map with locations to explore.  Right now, the only active choice is the town forest.

Once you enter the forest, you’ll see the list of the treasures you’ve found. Right now, Momo doesn’t have any treasures.

You have to buy some shovels to begin.  Five shovels cost 300 coins.  In the future, we are supposed to receive five free shovels per day, which can only be used on the day we receive them.

Your pet will begin digging in a plot of land, and can choose any small square to dig.  Once you start digging, you’ll receive clues on whether a treasure is nearby or not.

Momo is hard at work looking for treasures!

The first treasure she found was a pink monkey plushie.

After finding four items at this site, the treasure hunting session ended.  You’ll see a summary of what you collected, and you can choose to do more treasure hunting!

Later Momo found the divine tiara (weekly item).

Here’s the forest aquarium (rare item).

She also found seven pieces of a dinosaur skeleton!

Momo had a lot of fun treasure hunting!  Here’s some of what she found.  This is a fun new feature, but you can spend a lot of money buying shovels!

Here’s Momo’s full set of Town Forest treasures:

Here’s a list of the Town Forest treasures (as pictured above from left to right) with their resale values:

Dinosaur Skeleton – 50 coins
Pink Monkey Plushie – 200 coins
Pink Snail – 200 coins
Running Pet Amphora – 200 coins
Summer Sofa – 200 coins
Flower Seed – 66 coins (grow the flower seed into a flower and sell for 200+ coins)
Ancient Wall Painting – 100 coins
Blue Fossil Shell – 100 coins
Ceramic Flute – 100 coins
Purple Mushroom – 100 coins
Fish in a Jar – 100 coins
Forest Aquarium (Rare) – 3,500 coins
Divine Tiara (Weekly) – 150 coins

What do you think of the new feature?  Which treasures did you and your pet find?

 

Pet Society’s “Empty Room” Feature June 5, 2010

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There’s a neat, new feature in Pet Society that allows us to empty a room with a click of a button.   I’m really glad that Playfish added this feature because players have been requested it since the early days of the game.  It will certainly come in handy when redecorating!

You’ll notice the “empty room” icon just below the gift icon inside the inventory chest.

Click it when your pet is inside a room that you’d like to empty, and all of the items will be removed aside from the wallpaper and flooring.

What do you think of the new feature?

 

Pet Society Petlings January 31, 2010

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A new feature was added to Pet Society tonight.  Our pets can now take care of their own pets, called petlings.  According to the instructions in the garden shop, you can buy a kitten at level 5 and a puppy at level 10.

We have to feed the petling at least once every three days or it will run away.  If your petling runs away, you can find it by either posting a message to your Facebook feed and having a friend help you find it, or by paying coins to retrieve the petling.

Also, if you choose to buy a petling, it cannot be sold, gifted or recycled.  You can only grow one petling at a time, so if you want another, you’ll have to wait until the first is fully grown.  After your petling is fully grown, you can sell it for a approximately a quarter of its original price (but you still can’t gift or recycle it).

A petling takes four feedings (one per day) to grow to adulthood, so it will be fully grown at the beginning of the fourth day after buying it. Foods for the petlings are labeled in the food shop. To feed your petling, just drop the food over its head (make sure your pet isn’t nearby, or it might eat your petling’s food).

Momo bought a puppy.  It was really hungry for a bone, so Momo fed it one and it started to grow right away.

It grew into a little grey puppy that she named Lucky.


Lucky likes to hop around and jump on all of Momo’s furniture.

Has your pet decided to buy a Petling?  What does your petling look like?

Post a picture of a your pet and his/her petling in the Pet Society World’s Flickr Group. For details on how to join and post pictures to the group, check out this post.

 

Pet Society Updates – January 30th January 30, 2010

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A few updates were included during today’s updates in Pet Society.  One of the updates is the addition of new Valentine’s gift boxes and bags.

Hideeni got tired of dressing like a turkey, and sent his costume to the dry cleaners.  He’s back in his old chicken costume; however, Hideeni is not offering a new gift yet (it’s still the reindeer doll).  Here is Hideeni, pining away after Momo.

On the left side of the screen, there’s a new button to add to the clutter on our game screen that prompts us to share our email addresses with Playfish.  I’m tired of seeing it already.  I bet it’ll keep reappearing no matter how many times I get rid of it, just like the bookmark Pet Society button.

Lastly, the Pet Society Facebook fan page has a teaser up that says, “You have asked for it, now it’s coming! What is it?…”

This new feature will be released on Monday GMT.  I’m looking forward to it, and just hope it’s not another cash shop feature.  I hope it’s a new game for the stadium or a mini game that will be fun for everyone.

What do you think the new feature is?  What do you think of the other new updates?

 

Pet Society Updates – January 15th January 15, 2010

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Today, Pet Society was updated, and there are some great new features for players.  Playfish listened to its players and added more ways for us to earn coins. Hopefully the prices of next week’s items don’t go up too. Here’s the letter from the Mayor:

1) Caring for your pet by cleaning, brushing and petting it gives you twice as many coins as before.
2) The trees reportedly will produce more fruit more often (I haven’t noticed a difference with mine yet, but I hope this is true!).
3) We can sell non-seasonal food for double the previous profits (ex. the King Burger has a profit of 80 coins now, while previously the profit for selling it was only 40 coins). I was getting bored of cooking after I unlocked the seasonal foods, but I’m going to cook something today!
4) Ornaments from the Christmas Countdown/Advent Calendars can now be gifted to your friends, sold for 5 coins each, or recycled for 32 coins.  I’m keeping mine, but this is great news for anyone who likes to trade or wants to have a clean inventory. You won’t have to hide the ornaments now, unless of course you want to!
5) New mystery items are out – I’ll be posting on them soon.
6) New pro fish are in the fishing pond – unfortunately there are no signs of free fish this week.
7) For all fans of Pet Society on facebook, Playfish sent out a Pet Society Teddy as a gift today.  It’s a cute little bear with an I heart PS shirt.  If you want a bear and didn’t receive one today, you can still get one by becoming a fan of the game before Jan 20th.   The bear cannot be gifted or traded. Here’s the page to become a fan of Pet Society.

Let me know if you noticed any other changes in the game. I’m so happy the developers listened to player feedback.  What a fun Pet Society update! 😀