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Invite Token Shop Grand Opening!

Announcing the New Invite Token Shop!

A few weeks ago, we introduced Invite Tokens, and began rewarding them to you for inviting your friends to GoPets. Now you can redeem those Invite Tokens for some truly special rewards! Hurry over to the brand new New Invite Token Shop and see what awaits you!

New Items

Our artists have really outdone themselves with these gorgeous new items for the Invite Token Shop. Remember, these items can only be obtained with Invite Tokens:

These adorable Baby Dragon minipets are available in 3 colors: red, blue, and green; and they come in cat, dog, and panda varieties!

The Small Green Minotaur can be challenged to a bout of Rock, Paper, Scissors for prizes (and small is a relative term - rumor has it, he has some even larger cousins who may find their way into the GoPets world)! And the Dream Castle is the perfect addition to your fantasy-themed land.

Keep your eyes peeled for more additions to the New Invite Token Shop soon!

A Grand Event for the Grand Opening

GoPets is very excited about the new Invite System that rewards you for bringing your friends to GoPets. We're so excited, in fact, that we're giving away prizes for top earners for the week of March 7 - March 14, 2008!

Starting on Friday, March 7, 2008, 10am Korean Standard Time, we will keep track of all the top Invite Token earners through March 14, 2008, 10am Korean Standard Time. The top 5 earners for the week will receive a 1GB iPod Shuffle in the color of their choice!


Don't forget, there are lots of ways to earn Invite Tokens! Check out the Invite Token FAQ in the GoPets GoPedia for all the ways to earn Invite Tokens and win your own iPod Shuffle, courtesy of GoPets!

Invite Tokens and You

The Invite Token system is all about rewarding you for spreading the GoPets love to your friends. You earn Tokens when your invitees engage in various activities in GoPets. Here are a few ways to earn Invite Tokens:

- You get one Invite Token for every invitation you send out to your friends.
- You get one Invite Token for every invited friend who registers at GoPets.
- You get Invite Tokens every time a friend you invited levels up in GoPets. The higher they level, the more you earn.
- You get Invite Tokens every time a friend you invited makes a purchase in GoPets!
- More ways to earn Tokens will be added soon!
- The Invite Token FAQ in the GoPets GoPedia has more detailed information on how Invite Tokens are awarded.

What's New! February 28, 2008

Bug Fixes
- If you have been holding on to the old 2D Treasure Chests, you can now open these to unlock your prizes.
- Crafting skills can no longer be leveled past skill level 300.
- Items like the Scarecrow, Oven, and Sewing Machine now give out correct bonuses of 25 skill points when put out on owners' lands.
- Low leveled fishing pets can no longer fish in fishing ponds that are higher than their levels.
- Our programmers seem to have found the farming bug and squashed it! Users can now harvest their crops.

GoPets User Spotlight
Last week, users took part in a fantastic GoPets Event where they received goodie bags for participating in forum contests. With these bags, you had the chance to win food, shells, and even the ultra grand prize, a GoPets Chinese Dragon! Nonafenon drew a beautiful rendition of her cat riding one of our Chinese Dragons:

Fantastic job, Nonafenon! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

March Premium Item
Introducing our March Premium item, the Happy Otter Hot Air Balloon! Your pets will soar high in the sky with this cute entrance and exit item. Only for Premium Subscribers! These will start going out on March 1st!


PS. You just have to see the Panda animation with this item - it will make you squeal in delight!

GoPremium Plus 12 Play Set To Change!
Pirate Play Set will be retired on March 1st
Want to get the Pirate Play Set, but waiting for the right time? That time is now!

The Pirate Play Set, your free gift for buying a GoPremium Plus 12 Membership, will be retired and will never again be available from GoPets. This play set, which includes the 7 items above, is being removed to make way for the new limited-edition play set.

New Premium Play Set Unveiled
What is this new play set? Take a look:

Celebrate the spirit of London with our London Play Set! You get 6 pieces with your purchase of a GoPremium Plus 12 Membership:

- The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, otherwise known as Big Ben. See the clock face move and hear the clock sounds.
- The Tower Bridge of London, named for its two impressive towers and also because of it's proximity to the Tower of London. Watch the animation of the bridge raising to allow for ships to pass under!
- Red Phone Booth - a classic icon of London!
- Red Double-Decker Bus! Who goes to London without riding one of these? This item will ride around on your desktop - set it out just right and it can go under the Tower Bridge when the bridge is up!
- Two Royal Guards. These stand at attention at all times - just like the real ones!

This new play set will be available starting on March 1, 2008. Only a few more days! This thread on the GoPets English Forums has some great screenshots of the play set and can point you to a land in GoPets to check it out for yourself!

What's New! February 21, 2008

GoDance Live!

Thanks to all our Beta dancers, GoDance is now Live with cool prizes! GoDance with your friends for a chance at prizes at every level. Eleven levels to challenge you and your dance entourage!


Browse all 11 GoDance Challenges, purchase the stage for your GoDance level, and off you go. Every level has a chance to win big prizes. Host multiplayer dance sessions for your friends through Multiplayer mode for chances at prizes awarded the best dancer.

Go all the way to GoDance Level 11 and you can win a GoDance Victory Token everytime you are the 1st place winner of a Multiplayer GoDance round!


Collect Victory Tokens for an exclusive GoDance Ice Blue Dragon:


This dragon is only attainable with GoDance tokens. Other items will be available soon for GoDance Victory Tokens. Examples include a GoDance Stage and animated lighting backdrops to decorate your land with and other GoDance-themed items.


New Feature!

Identify Custom Item Creators Easily</b>

Ever go to someone's land and see a beautiful custom item? Wonder who made it, but maybe the land owner couldn't remember who they bought it from? Well, now simply click on the item and find out who made it for yourself!


GoPremium Plus 12 Play Set To Change!

Pirate Play Set to be retired

Want to get the Pirate Play Set, but waiting for the right time? That time is now!

The Pirate Play Set, your free gift for buying a GoPremium Plus 12 Membership, will be retired and will never again be available from GoPets. This play set, which includes the 7 items above, is being removed to make way for the new limited-edition play set.

New Premium Play Set Unveiled

What is this new play set? Here's your first peek at it:


Celebrate the spirit of London with our London Play Set! You get 6 pieces with your purchase of a GoPremium Plus 12 Membership:
- Big Ben, the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster. See the clock face move and hear the clock sounds.
- The Tower Bridge of London, named for its two impressive towers and also because of it's proximity to the Tower of London. Watch the animation of the bridge raising to allow for ships to pass under!
- Red Phone Booth - a classic icon of London!
- Red Double-Decker Bus! Who goes to London without riding one of these? This item will ride around on your desktop - set it out just right and it can go under the Tower Bridge when the bridge is up!
- Two Royal Guards. These stand at attention at all times - just like the real ones!

This new play set will be available starting on March 1, 2008.

GoPets User Spotlight

If you've been on the GoPets English Forums lately, you've seen some amazing talent being shown by the users there. We had over 550 entries for the recent Holiday Screenshot Contest! So many great desktops were entered that Priya, the host of the contest, had to postpone the date of the results being announced due to being unable to decide on just one!

Besides the fun desktops, many amazing customs were recently shown. One that caught our eye was not just a custom item, but a creation that combined a custom with lots of GoPets items to create a true work of art:

This beautiful fountain was created by Treguld, a user from the United States. She created a custom "carpet" of water, which she then coupled with the GoPets Water Mill and dozens of our rocks for a stunning effect.

Treguld even graciously wrote up a guide on how to build one for yourself! Take a look at her guide in the Custom Items section of the English Forums: So you want to build a fountain..

You can find many different custom pools of water in Treguld's User Store. And for more examples of her work, and creations inspired by her, check out this thread on the English Forums: Lots and lots of rocks, but worth it!. Be sure to look at all her pools and fountains, especially her newest creation on Page 6, a pool with a Dragon mosaic on the bottom! Wow!

Treguld, thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

Bug Fixes

- Premium items related to crafting, such as the GoPets Stove, the Scarecrow, and the Sewing Machine, should now give out the proper bonuses when they are out on lands.
- Copying and pasting text into gift message windows should no longer crash the client. However, only one line will be pasted; a complete fix to allow full pasting of messages will be deployed in a subsequent patch.
- The Pinata will now count down its daily turns properly. Also, if a visiting pet uses this item, it will no longer count towards the owner's daily limit. All three pets, the cat, dog and the panda, have proper animations for the Pinata.
- Two older Premium Items, Pounce Party Challenge and the GoPets Soccer Game, now give out prizes and shells! In addition, Pandas can now play Soccer, too!

What's New! December 13, 2007

New Items!
New Recipes
Now available in both GoFish and the Farmer's Market:




December Patch Schedule
GoPets has declared December to be Bug Smashing Month! We're going to end the year cleaning up stray programming bugs, little annoyances, and adding in helpful features to enhance your experience in GoPets.

For the month of December, we have some winter and holiday items scheduled for release. However, these will not be counted as Theme or GoCollector items. To compensate for this lack of items, we will be extending all Premium memberships for an extra month. This extension will happen on December 15, 2007 (KST). Anyone who is a Premium, GoCollector, or Premium Plus 12 member on December 15, 2007 (KST), will be eligible for this one month extension.

But don't forget, the only way to get this month's Premium Item, the Rainbow GoFuzz Micropet, is to be a Premium member this month. Become a member before December 15, 2007 and you'll get an extra month free.

Bug Smashing
We have a bunch of bug fixes scheduled to patch in the next couple of days. We will be doing periodic patches to ship these fixes as they happen. Stay tuned!

For a current list of open bugs and discussions, take a look at our December Bug List on the English Forums.

What's New! December 5, 2007

New Wintery Items!
The Christmas Specialties is open for business! And we've added two fun new items to its shelves:


Those snowballs don't just sit there! Some pets can throw them with their paws, some toss them in the air and hit them with their tail...put out a bunch for snowball fights!

Last week, we released 16 Sushi recipes that you can only get through fishing...we showed you 8 of them in last week's edition of the What's New. Here are the 8 we didn't show you last time:





December Patch Schedule
GoPets has declared December to be Bug Smashing Month! We're going to end the year cleaning up stray programming bugs, little annoyances, and adding in helpful features to enhance your experience in GoPets.

For the month of December, we have some winter and holiday items (like the two above) scheduled for release. However, these will not be counted as Theme or GoCollector items. To compensate for this lack of items, we will be extending ALL Premium memberships for an extra month. This extension will happen on December 15, 2007 (KST). Anyone who is a Premium, GoCollector, or Premium Plus 12 member on December 15, 2007 (KST), will be eligible for this one month extension.

But don't forget, the only way to get this month's Premium Item, the Rainbow GoFuzz Micropet, is to be a Premium member this month. Become a member before December 15, 2007 and you'll get an extra month free.

Bug Smashing and Helpful New Features
- Friends lists are now showing correctly!
- Giftboxes from pet deliveries are showing in inventories!
- The camera now resets properly when you exit a house.
- Green shell rewards in Fishing are now showing correctly!
- Items fished out by other users will now show in the correct language!
- Users with multiple pets can now do other crafts while their fishing pet continues to fish - only clicking on the ground will interrupt fishing.
- Three fish names (Flounder, Plaice, and Flatfish) were corrected and the corresponding recipes should now work properly.
-If the public land owner is not online, first person on the list can no longer kick others.

We have shipped one new feature:
- Multi-select in inventories! Use the Shift key to select up to ten items in a row in your inventory. Or use the Ctrl key to select up to ten items anywhere in your inventory box. Use these functions to organize your items faster into multiple inventory boxes. Please note: these functions do not work to drag items out of your inventory onto the desktop.

Current open bugs
- Users can't move their items or pets
- Panda animations or entrance and exit will cause client to freeze
- Panda CCT items mixed up
- Some users cannot sell land or cancel land sales
- Synchronization issue - users can't see fishing holes same as other users on the land.
- Fishing generators don't jump if public land owner isn't on the land.
- Wolf costume, Plain Canvas, Flag - reports of not customizable in CCT.
- Pumpkin plantation doesn't lock with desktop
- Thwartporker logo towel doesn't show correctly in 3D wallpaper
- Website loading very slowly and slow to update blog posts, purchases, etc.

GoPets Products!
Just in time for the holidays! Send out GoPets holiday cards or use GoPets postage stamps (US only)! How about a GoPets 2008 Calendar - with concept art!

Spread the joy of GoPets this holiday season. Check out GoPets at Zazzle.com! 60 products and counting! Zazzle even does international shipping!

What's New! Nov 28, 2007

Lots of new items with this weeks patch, including 16 special sushi recipes fished from a secret location!

Where? Travel through a maze to get there! Your first clue is at X:208 Y:260 - look for the "face" in the crowd. He's got the information you need to get started!

Then, travel the Jumpstones to find your way to the Secret Fishing Marsh.

Keep track of where you go and where you've been or you might get lost in the maze of not-so-secret lands!

Fishing spots at the Secret Fishing Marsh start at fishing level 150 and go up to fishing level 330...

Whoa, what? How do you get your skill high enough to fish in such remote lands? The answer lies in your pet's equipment! Did you know that clothes like the Fishing Hat and Boots can boost your pet's fishing level? There is also the new Steel Fishing Pole in the GoFish shop...but your pet will need more! Items like the elusive Black Graphite Fishing Pole can help. So can the exotic Purple Chick Micropet!

These are catchable at high level fishing holes at the Secret Fishing Marsh! An angler's equipment can make the difference between that super catch and the one that got away. Be sure to check all good quality items your pet fishes up to find out what other bonuses it could give!

New items available in the Go Fishing! shop:

Nov. 12th, 2007

Hey guys!

Check out our new wallpapers for your desktop, exclusively on Livejournal. :) One was inspired by our past tailoring theme, the other from our ancient Egypt theme.





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New month, new theme, and first patch is tonight! Yay! Can't wait to see what piratey goodness the GoTeam has come up with for us this month!

There were several patches last week, with the new items update having an overwhelming number of outstandingly gorgeous Carnival costumes! I was happy to see so many bugs fixed as well, mostly the one involving the Friend's List.

And don't forget, there's only a few days left to enter the GoLand Contest as well! Anyone of you who've been debating about joining in, please hesitate no more and get those entries in now!