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Pet Society Sticker Collections September 28, 2009

Pet Society sticker collections were introduced today.

The mayor sent out information about the new feature in his latest newsletter:

You can go to your sticker collection by clicking the new icon on the bottom of the screen. It’s right under Momo’s feet (below).  She’s not happy that yet another icon is cluttering up the playing screen.

Here’s what the sticker book looks like:

Click the blue arrow or the category titles to flip through the pages of your sticker collection.  There are pages for food, clothes, furniture, toys, and plants.  On each page are sticker silhouettes of items that you can collect in the game.   For instance, the food pages are full of silhouettes of foods we can buy in the food shop.

Here’s how the sticker collections work. Stickers cannot be purchased, and the only way to get a sticker is if a friend gives an unopened sticker pack to you. Opened stickers cannot be gifted, and each sticker pack contains one sticker. You can give a sticker package to one of your friends by opening your sticker collection book and clicking on “send sticker packs to friends” on the left page in the front of your sticker book.  This pulls up a pop-up window that lists all of your facebook friends (not just the ones who play Pet Society), and you can select a friend (or friends) to send a sticker pack to. You can send one sticker pack to eight individual friends per day. The process of sending a sticker sends your friend a facebook “gift request,” and  your friend will receive a notification that you sent them a gift in facebook, outside of the Pet Society game.

If you receive a sticker from a friend, then you’ll get a out-of-game facebook notification that looks like this:

Then when you log back into Pet Society, you’ll receive the sticker pack in your house and you can open it to reveal the sticker. Each sticker has three versions: bronze, silver and gold.  Gold stickers are the most rare.  So far, Momo received one sticker.  It’s a bronze tulips sticker.  The sticker shows up at the bottom of the screen (as in the picture below).

You can then stick the sticker over its silhouette in the book.

You can look at your friends’ sticker collections when you visit them by clicking the sticker collection icon over their health/ happiness/hygiene bars.  Also, Playfish has stated that more collections will be added soon.

To get a trophy, you need to “Complete 5 sticker collections in bronze/silver/gold.” That means you have to collect five full double-pages of stickers with the same color border to have five collections. So, if you collect all of the stickers of foods, clothes, furniture, toys and plants with a bronze border, you’ll get the bronze trophy.

There’s also a “sticker recycler,” which can be used to get rid of sticker duplicates.  Unfortunately, you cannot gift stickers to your friends, so the duplicates just go to waste. To use the sticker recycler, drag you extra stickers to the recycle icon at the bottom left below your sticker album. When you have 1320, 2640 or 5280 sticker points,  you can redeem a bronze, silver or gold sticker pack, respectively. Each of the redeemed sticker packs includes random stickers at the respective level, so bronze sticker packs will have bronze stickers in them.

Personally, I don’t think I’m going to be collecting many stickers.  Most of my friends aren’t regular Pet Society players, so I doubt they’ll send me many.  I tried sending a few and didn’t enjoy it, since I don’t want to spam my friends with unwanted facebook notifications and the popup window took a long time to load for me (some are experiencing major glitches and can’t send stickers at all). I think it’s really annoying that we have to send the gifts through facebook when Pet Society already has an in-game gifting system. What’s Pet Society becoming –  a cutesy version of Mafia Wars?

What do you think?  Do you like the stickers?