Greed & Fun! A Pet Society Philippines Year-Ender Report Part I

Its that time of the year again! :)

i am personally proud that this site made it through the tough times this year. the tough times include Pet Society Developers keeps on changing minds, those hackers and of course i also got a life beyond this game.

when 2009 ended i told myself, i might quit Pet Society and this blog all together sometime in 2010 because i need to focus on my life. well as you know it didn't happen. :)

i also managed to keep the site going beyond my busy schedule i hired people who help me update the blog. but now i think im secured and i have time to update this site everyday.

This site made a milestone this year... according to Google Analitics, to date we have 1.5 million pageviews ALL AROUND THE GLOBE. and our Fan Page has alot of new likes everyday! :)

i compiled everything that has happened this year. this is part 1 since it took me literally 2 hours last night to write down everything :)) and yes, Part two is about to come tomorrow hopefully if i can write it down later.

i hope you will read everything below so you have an idea what happened this year in this game.

Week of January 9: Pet Society released HUSKY PLUSHIE where everybody was confused if it was Cat or a dog. [for related article (click me)] i always believe that it was a cat! lol
Week of January 15: They also started giving away Free gifts to people who always log in [for related article (click me)] The Teddy is Quite Cute! this is one of those giveaways this year.

Week of January 27: Magnificent Mystery Box was introduced in the game where you can buy this box worth 5 Playfish Cash and you can get old and trashy items inside! :) [for related article (click me)] This was the sign that Pet Society Team wants MORE. MORE AND MORE MONEY FROM ITS PLAYERS! Because why do they have to release OLD items in a way that we will pay for it?

Week of January 27: Two staffs from this blog got hacked. [for related article (click me) and (click me)] You guys should always Clear Cache if your on a public Computer and you must not add random friends.... and yes, please refrain using stupid passwords so that you wont get hack! :D

Week of January 28: Extra secret rooms was introduced in the game. Secret Garden was the first Extra Room to be released [for related article (click me)] So far people got annoyed because you have to spend a total of 65 Playfish Cash, thats roughly 11 Dollars just to get this Secret Room with only 2 PLOTS on it! again, this is an indication that Playfish wants moer money from us!

Week of January 30: Everybody was quite surprised when a feed from the official Pet Society Page was up telling us there was a Surprise New Feature that is coming very soon in the game. [for related article (click me)]

Week of February 8: The feed that told us that there is a new feature coming was all along Little Pets for our Pets. that is to say, we can adopt a pet. the feature is called Petling [for related article (click me)] it was fun adopting and raising Petling but somehow people got annoyed because you have to feed them or else they will be hungry and if you really dont care about it, your petling will go out and you have to pay 200 coins for the petling to come back!
Week of February 9: Pet Society Helped Haiti Victims!

Week of March 2: as an alternative for those small and unatractive aquairums, Pet Society Team released a Aquariaum Wallpaper where your fish will swim on the wallpaper [for related article (click me)] it was really cool since this aquarium wallpaper came into handy this year since they released alot of fishes!

Week of March 6: Pet Society Team revamped the old layout/user interface of the game. it was so far the 1st major change that happened to the game. [for related article (click me)] i was like okay with this game update but then again they also updated there official blog. before this update, they do not post spoilers and they CONDEMN AND BAN people who post spoilers on the forum. but after the update was made, they are now posting spoilers on the blog. it was clear that Playfish is annoyed with blogs (like us) who posts spoilers. and this was a direct hit to Pet Society Fan blogs. the intention was clear, Playfish wants to kill the blogs! (and they are somehow succesfull now that alot of fan blogs about Pet Society quit - but hey were still online! :))

Week of March 7. Playfish is getting greedier and greedier as months past by... here they introduced Marvelous Mystery Box where again, you can get trashy items inside. [for related article (click me)] it is clear that they dont know what a RARE item is and what its not.... Some forumers also questioned why do they have to release old items in a way we have to pay for them?

Week of March 16: Playfish always discriminate players in a way that they favored some areas of the world. [for related article (click me)] in this Week/Day the whole Philippines wasnt able to play PET SOCIETY FOR LIKE 8 HOURS straight because SOME MAINTENANCE ARE GOING ON. but the true reason with that maintenance is SERVER OVER LOAD = to let other people from other parts of the world play. and they have to target Asean/Asian countries because.... well better ask them. :) 

Week of March 17: a tour inside the playfish office (how i wish!) [for related article (click me)]

Week of March 26: after 2-3weeks of updating the interface, they updated the game again with awful fonts as the title of the shops :P [for related article (click me)] The shops are divided into departments. They also introduced a Newsletter and yeah, the Gadget Shop was gone.

Week of April 2: every month playfish somehow fool us with there tricky tactics. but this another foolish idea of theres made alot of us laugh! :) [for related article (click me)] Pet Society was on 3D on that day! :D well not literally

Week of April 6: Wigs are introduced. and Dyes are also introduced! [for related article (click me)]

Week of April 7: Princess Bed and Bubble chairs which has a resell price of 4999 bids goodbye. it was mainly used for trading. during there clearance sale, it was cut off and now it has a resell price of 2499 [for related article (click me)]

Week of April 13: Hotel City was a new HOT game in the arena of games in Facebook. as a  promotion, Playfish for the first time had a give away of 10 Playfish Cash for the first people whol will reach on a certain level.  [for related article (click me)] This was only the first and last time that Playfish made ads in Facebook about it. this game soared really high during that time.. and yes.. it died down somehow... 

Week of April 13: a month after they updated the game, hackers/cheaters somewhat made there way to rob us. they are able to bypass the security measures of Pet Society and now they were able to get Cash Shop Items. i was angry and frustrated. and people got really upset about me and called me names in the comments section :) i proved to them by posting a pic that i am a Playfish Cash Coin buyer. [for related article (click me)] they took them literally 1 month to fix the hacks. and no punishment was made to those invented it and those who tries it. they are somewhat afraid that they will lose players. and yeah, there was no statement issued about whats going on. and players started to get angry about Playfish and how they handle costomer support. they somehow hushed things up and pretend everything is okay. when the hack is still going on, they still released Items worth money and i proved that Playfish is greedy.

Week of April 17: want to see a failed marketing strategy? [for related article (click me)]

Week of April 21: yes another Mystery Box that is worth Playfish Cash was released! again, do we have to pay to get old items? [for related article (click me)]

Week of April 29: oh yes, they want more players! because they are losing players :)  [for related article (click me)]

Week of May 3: after forcing players to add friends, they are now forcing players to log in that week to get candies everyday. another failed strategy! [for related article (click me) (and me)]

Week of May 11: Limited Edition items was introduced and the Golden Teddy being the first LE Item was sold out after it came out. During that time Limited Edition Items are limited in quantity.  as of this post, it is limited for 24 hours or 48 hours. [for related article (click me)]

Week of May 22: This is the week that Playfish again WANTS MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Money from its players buy introducing its first Playfish Cash Item that you can buy for a limited time. [for related article (click me)] and also they think we are tired on harvesting crops thats why Meerkat autoharvest was introduced too.. and yes, that is worth Playfish Cash!  [for related article (click me)]

Week of June 4: did i say Pet Society hates our Country? :) THEY MISSPLED OUR COUNTRY'S NAME... well... do they even know that a small percentage of there players are from our country?? [for related article (click me)]
Week of June 11: Pet Society released a 2nd new feature this year, that is digging. where you can dig alot of cool items. yes, i am quite happy with this feature but sometimes im tired to to dig! [for related article (click me)] to tell you frankly this move made alot of people happy because they thought pet society will be redundant.... you know... buying... selling.... players has something New to do, that is to dig! :)

Week of June 14: GAME SUSPENSIONS! if you sell too much or you had fun playing the game, youll get suspended for 24 hours! [for related article (click me)] as of now, the suspensions are if you go above earning/selling 1 million coins, youll get a 24 hour suspension and if you get digging items 2-3 straight digs, youll get suspended. 

Week of June 22: Want to see a failed Item? [for related article (click me)]

so upon reading all of this, what is your reaction? 

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