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12/6/2009

Secret Bungee!



Alfred Hoarobina has selected his Secret Bungee of the day.
He found the player Blueberry_Duck. He checked his list, and checked it twice and found out they are not naughty but nice. Woohoo!
He just happened to have the Job Agency Power Card that was on Blueberry_Duck's wishlist and placed it in the vault for them.

To participate in Secret Bungee, all you have to do is play Powerpets. You could be tomorrow's lucky winner!
Secret Bungee will be coming to town every day for the entire month of December!

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Card Game Trophies!



Congratulations to the following Card Game Trophy Winners:
First Place Card Player: Gem52
Runner Up Card Player: windmouse

If you want to be a winner, play the card games bonus games!

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Stuffy of the Month



The Stuffy of the Month contest winner stuffies have arrived!
Congratulations to LaceyAnn1 and Tasslehofff. Their winning tickets were randomly selected out of all the tickets generated in November. A ticket is automatically placed in a draw for every 100 credits purchased in the Upgrade Center.


You will be able to obtain their stuffies in the Credit Store.

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Secret Bungee!



Alfred Hoarobina has selected his Secret Bungee of the day.
He found the player crazylady123456. He checked his list, and checked it twice and found out they are not naughty but nice. Woohoo!
He just happened to have the White Fur Tonic that was on crazylady123456's wishlist and placed it in the vault for them.

To participate in Secret Bungee, all you have to do is play Powerpets. You could be tomorrow's lucky winner!
Secret Bungee will be coming to town every day for the entire month of December!

Note: Since Bungee was out partying last night and didn't get around to announcing the winner until this morning, Sunday's winner will be announced tonight!

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Powerpets is brought to you...



by the letter *W*. Starting today, All Things Stuffed and Nothing Rare Here will be restocking Worm Stuffies. These wiggling creatures are very fascinating. Did you know that worms treat waste, help fight pollution and keep our gardens clean? So head on over to All Things Stuffed and NRH and see if you can get them all.



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Fancy Fish



Nessie's Fancy Fish is stocking some great new specimens that would love to be spoiled in your aquarium!

Two freshwater fish, Kumonryu Koi and Albino Lionhead can now be obtained. If you have a saltwater tank, perhaps you want to pick up a White Blenny or Tuna.



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12/5/2009

Dec 6th thru the 8th Collie Wi



Incentives offered to top three winning cities of each day, from VirtualNana's incentive gallery. City with the most players will receive a set pearls to put into their PFC for their citizens to win. A full set of 4 pearls to the top winning player for each of the three days. Kind of new at this so, hope this will bring us some players to help fatten the city treasury. Pmail me, VirtualNana, with your wins. Right now having to use my son's computer due to my laptop's demise this morning early.

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Snowing in Point Taken?



Can't afford much for the Festivus Trees? Look no further. Head over to Point Taken throughout today and tomorrow to find some gifts that are cheap and wanted. One of the best gifts you can give new players is books. Help them get a good start for becoming Elite or Supreme Elite, or even help them with their quests. Remember, its the thought that counts :)

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Luck of the Draw Winners!



Congratulations to the following winners of Luck of the Draw :
d0rkk
d0rkk
queenbea13
angelstarnight
duddy1951

If you want to be a winner next time, check out the Luck of the Draw - Available at the House of Luck in Badgeria!

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Server Changes Update #1



This morning between 6:00 and 7:30 AM PP Time, the first part of the server upgrades was completed with the move of a few databases to our main server.

At some point this weekend, we plan to activate the new Firewall, which means Powerpets may suddenly be unavailable for just a few minutes while cables are being moved. We'll also be installing our new mail server which should not affect powerpets availability much, other than Game Email Invites, the Xiang Post Office and Password Requests.

Link to our twitter feed for instant updates as we progress.

Note: Any cities hosting Bingo during any downtime will be compensated with a reduction of their bid.

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12/4/2009

Secret Bungee!



Alfred Hoarobina has selected his Secret Bungee of the day.
He found the player Twilyght. He checked his list, and checked it twice and found out they are not naughty but nice. Woohoo!
He just happened to have the Red Flower Stuffy that was on Twilyght's wishlist and placed it in the vault for them.

To participate in Secret Bungee, all you have to do is play Powerpets. You could be tomorrow's lucky winner!
Secret Bungee will be coming to town every day for the entire month of December!

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Miles Magic Box Winners!



Congratulations to the following winners of Miles Magic Box:
EbilDobby
spechulle
FyreSong
Gramoo
DarkenedStar
Ithillen
lisia
Needyc
Suzanne38
petloverdj

They were randomly selected out of all the correct entries and have a received a vault code for Springy Penguin

To participate in the new Miles Magic Box, head over to Badgeria and visit Miles! All you have to do is figure out what items Miles is describing in the three hints he gives.

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Server Changes



Over the past six months, we have been planning a move to new, faster servers. Due to some issues that have suddenly come up, we will be moving one of the servers ahead of time, along with a replacement firewall.

This server currently hosts the databases for the forums and pets. The databases will be moved to our primary database server where all the other Powerpets information is stored.

While these are being moved, Powerpets will be offline for a period of time. We estimate around 1 to 2 hours later tonight. We are currently cleaning up old data to minimize the downtime.

Thanks for your patience!

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Starry Night Giftpack



The Upgrade Center now has a brand new Gift Pack available.

This year's December giftpack, dubbed Starry Night, contains one of nine new Holiday stuffies and a Starry Night Fur Tonic that will give your pet that very soothing Northern Skies look.

All holiday stuffies in this set are animated. Thanks to the artists for another fantastic job.



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Mocha with a Twist



Hydration Station is getting into the festive spirit. Cups of eggnog mocha are now restocking. Remember, Lisha asks for drinks, so be prepared if she happens to ask for one of these.

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12/3/2009

Secret Bungee!



Alfred Hoarobina has selected his Secret Bungee of the day.
He found the player nancypatee. He checked his list, and checked it twice and found out they are not naughty but nice. Woohoo!
He just happened to have the Bark Puzzle Piece 10 that was on nancypatee's wishlist and placed it in the vault for them.

To participate in Secret Bungee, all you have to do is play Powerpets. You could be tomorrow's lucky winner!
Secret Bungee will be coming to town every day for the entire month of December!

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State of Powerpets



This is probably our last State of Powerpets for 2009, but there are many announcements.

First, a look at the past month. We accomplished everything we set out to do and more!


Despite a few small bumps in the road, aquariums are now fully functional, with the added bonus that Nessie pays you for taking good care of your fish. Some of you may have noticed fish whose name starts with NR. This means they are not yet available in Fancy Fish but will be soon. Fishes starting with DNR require some additional finishes before they are ready for Fancy Fish.


Many new toys, foods and fish were released. While there is a large stockpile of current cool clothing lined up, we decided to hold off a few weeks to make updates to the dress-up program first. We plan to complete this and start restocking the new clothing lines by mid-december. At this time we'll also be retiring certain clothing items from the apparel outlet.

User lookup pages were completely revamped and are now much more flexible in terms of expansion. They still need some work as the Account Configuration and Profile Configuration pages will be integrated here for easier access. The goal is to complete this before the end of the year.


It had been asked for for a very long time, an alternate payment method to Paypal in the Upgrade Center. The project was started in August and finally completed just a few days ago with the integration of PayByCash and the Ultimate Game Card.
The first player who took advantage of the Ultimate Game Card was Zidar. They purchased the card at a local walmart for $20, turned it in and received 200 Power Credits.
Zidar: I just bought and used one today and I was totally Satisfied ^.^ It was massively convenient. Also the Credits appeared instantly (Well within 5 mins cause They were there after I took the optional survey)


While all those tasks were completed, we also introduced extra features in November. Our largest project was undoubtedly the Festivus tree. Even though it's not as shiny as an aluminum pole, we feel the recycled cardboard factor makes up for that.


Power Scream - Powerpets Live Chat - was added to certain card games. So far everything has been running quite smooth and we'd like to thank everyone for adhering to site rules, making this a positive experience.


Sticker's Fish Food Processor turned out to be a slightly larger project than what we originally planned for, but in the end, it was the most fun way to create fish food for your aquarium fish.


New Challenge Ranks were added to the Norcadia Game Challenges so Heartman can kick it into high gear again. We don't want anyone to ever get bored after all.


Another summer project that was finally completed was the Member Center (aka Upgrade Center) upgrades. While there are a few minor touch ups left, they shouldn't take long to finish.

That was all the old news, now let's have a look at what's scheduled for December.


First and foremost, artefacts will become usable in the Ancient Museum. We won't give out any specifics yet, but you may want to challenge Herman once in a while and collect those Jungle Puzzle Pieces!

Next on the list we'll be giving User Lookup pages a slight update so you can start selecting your very own custom layouts. Don't worry, if you like foods and drinks you can keep your current one.


Nessie's Fancy Fish will stock a whole new array of fish and some new aquarium decor items to spiffy up your aquarium.


The Festivus Trees will receive a small upgrade. For the most part we'll be completing the program so you can actually unwrap your gifts at the end of the month. You'll be able to see who gave you what gift when you unwrap it yourself. Any gifts you fail to unwrap will be moved automatically to your backpack mid-january. You won't know who they came from though. For those who have a bright star in the left top corner of your tree, this star actually indicates there are presents for which no decoration was hung on your tree. We'll be auto-placing these decorations on random spots of your tree.

Now some good news for our overseas friends. We haven't ignored you and are currently in the process of negotiating partnerships with two more companies to offer pre-paid game cards you can buy in the store and redeem on Powerpets in the Upgrade Center. These companies cater primarily to Australia, New Zealand and most European countries. We hope to complete the integration process before December 15th if all goes well.


We have been working hard on a new multiplayer slot machine game. So far everything is going great and we may finish this project before all the others listed above.

Sometime this month, we will be opening Dutch and French versions of Powerpets in BETA. We still have a fair bit of converting to complete, but we'll get to that bit by bit over the next few months.

That is all for this State of Powerpets! Stay tuned for all these exciting updates and more coming this month. We'll post a new SoP early January of 2010, and we guarantee you won't want to miss this one.

Happy Holidays from all Powerpets Staff!

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A New Poll in the Poll Booth



Today's poll is about our Winter Fun art contest. Visit the Work of Art building for contest rules, then head over to the Poll Booth to let us know what you think!

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Free Bingo!



Starting at midnight, free bingo will start! Lots of powerbucks to be won, so make sure you play some games. Jackpots range from 100k to 1 million. Good luck and have fun!

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Mega Money Madness Winners!



Today's winning Mega Money Madness number is: 9591
Congratulations to the following player for winning the $525892 PB Jackpot

Colie_Kay

If you want to be a winner next time, check out the Mega Money Madness under the GAMES icon.

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12/2/2009

Secret Bungee!



Alfred Hoarobina has selected his Secret Bungee of the day.
He found the player yabbit. He checked his list, and checked it twice and found out they are not naughty but nice. Woohoo!
He just happened to have the Green Cottontail Stuffy that was on yabbit's wishlist and placed it in the vault for them.

To participate in Secret Bungee, all you have to do is play Powerpets. You could be tomorrow's lucky winner!
Secret Bungee will be coming to town every day for the entire month of December!

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Pet Zone Favorite



Every week, we will be selecting a random pet's blog from the Pet Zone. Only up-to-date blogs will apply for this.

This week, the award goes to Conan, the Rottweiller x Malamute. Conan spends the majority of his day chasing birds or lying in the sun relaxing.
For having an up-to-date blog with cute pictures, they have earned their owner Gelti a free account upgrade!

Make sure you don't forget to put your real life pets in the Pet Zone!
Who knows, they might win the next Pet Zone contest.

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New Art Contest



The Work of Art building has just launched a new Art Contest! Get your creative juices flowing and start drawing your very own Art submission.

Since everyone is getting into the Holiday spirit, why not show us a festive winter fest involving your pets.

You have until December 23rd to enter your submission. Will you win a free membership and bonus prize?

Good luck!

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Ultimate Game Card



After tons of paperwork, legal work, programming and bug fixing, it's finally here! The Upgrade Center now allows a large variety of additional purchase methods through PayByCash and the Ultimate Game Card.


First we'll start with the Ultimate Game Card. Everyone has seen the small plastic cards for sale in stores that allow you to spend certain amounts in certain stores. The Ultimate Game Card is just like that. You buy it in the store. The store activates it, and you can use it on-line. The cards can be purchased at stores in the US, Canada, Brazil, Israel and more (click here for a complete list).
To redeem the card, go to the Upgrade Center, select any amount, and click the Ultimate Game Card button. Now you will be able to enter your UGC code.

On to PayByCash. If you are having trouble finding an Ultimate Game Card, PayByCash offers dozens of alternate payment options in most countries. From bank transfers to Interac transfers to Mobile payments. (Click here for a full list of options).

By now, most of you may have noticed the Currency line at the top. Yes we are bringing back local currencies, but some exchange rate issues have to be worked out first. We hope to have all this complete by the end of the week or beginning of next week.

Time to get back to work, enjoy the new options!

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Luck of the Draw Winners!



Congratulations to the following winners of Luck of the Draw :
Meimoe
Vitawni
Zukewolf
catious
fisher8

If you want to be a winner next time, check out the Luck of the Draw - Available at the House of Luck in Badgeria!

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