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Archive for August, 2009

Permanent Residents Get Exclusive Access of River Creek Region

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The River Creek region is approximately two weeks away! When the River Creek region finally opens it will first be exclusive to Permanent Residents. They will have the River Creek exclusive to themselves for about 1-2 months.

Permanent Resident Badge

The reason for this is that the Permanent Residents will be able to help test the new features before it goes out to the general public. Plus, one of the benefits of being a PR is getting access to the new regions before anyone else.

Again, we expect the River Creek region to open up in two weeks. I’ll be announcing the exact date shortly.

- Chris Evans

SocioTown on Facebook

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Well I finally got around to joining Facebook. I’m probably the last person on earth who hasn’t yet. Anyway to my pleasant suprise I noticed that someone has already setup a SocioTown Facebook group.

There’s already couple dozen members but I say it could use even more! So if you have a Facebook account get on over and join the SocioTown Facebook group! I joined myself so I’ll try to participate when I can.

- Chris Evans

P.S. I have a major announcement about the River Creek region in a couple of days. Stay tuned!

Fashion Spotlight

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

fashion_13_vanisherLooking spiffy there, Vanisher. Congrats!

Room of the Week - Nadia

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

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Nadia’s apartment is like a maze. Perhaps it’s wrong for me to just call it an apartment as it is more like a penthouse. She does not spare in furnitures. In one room, which I assume can only be the dining room, there are three kitchen sets read to serve a table of 10. Quite exquisite.

FanVideo - “Sociotown Movie”

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Here’s a short movie made by JohnVito starring a few other Socians including Vanisher and Flamerz.

The storyline seems well thought out along with the dialogue. Well done guys!

SocioTown Fishing - Adding Bait

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

As promised, here is more info on fishing which will be arriving soon in SocioTown. Today I’ll be going over bait.

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Fishing in SocioTown will be more complex compared to bug catching. For those who are concerned,  don’t worry it’s a good thing since it will add quite a bit of depth, which will hopefully keep you entertained for awhile.

One major component of fishing is adding bait to your fishing rod. If you look up at the screen shot, you’ll see an “Add Bait” button. If you click it, it will bring up the following new item popup.

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Here you can choose any insect to add as bait. Different types of insects attract certain kinds of fish. So it makes a difference what kind of bait you choose.

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This time, I chose the Honey Bee as bait.

So even with the new fishing feature, bug catching is still very important. New insects will also be appearing in the new regions, so don’t throw away your bug nets juet yet! It’s important to get the right bait for the particular fish you’re trying to catch.  Certain rare fish may only be attracted to certain rare bugs…

In my next blog post, I’ll go over casting and the actual fishing.

Stay tuned!

- Chris Evans

Fastest Selling Shirt

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

medal_shirtIt is the female gender that are known for spending their SoBucks on apparel, not the male. So when guys ask us to restock the guy’s section in LowMart multiple times, we know we’ve done something right.

The Gold Medal shirt was released last week in colors gray and black. Within a couple of days since it was released, I was seeing this shirt worn left and right by the guys. They have been the fastest selling male apparel sold in Sociotown in such a short period of time thus far.

Room of the Week - Erzah

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

room_12_erzahErzah’s apartment is very homely. There are several potted plants scattered around, alongside many sitting furniture and as many would say, one can never have enough chairs! She also put her Shoji in interesting places.

Fashion Spotlight

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

fashion_12_naniersCongratulations to Naniers. Love the ‘do.

New Region Feature: Fishing!!!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Here is a sneak peak at one of the new features that will be available in the new regions.

Fishing!!!

 

Fishing in River Forest

Fishing in River Forest

The screen shot is from the new region River Forest, which is an adjacent region to River Creek.

Over the next several days I’ll be releasing screen shots and info on the new fishing feature. It will basically be a How-To guide on fishing in SocioTown. 

So stay tuned!

- Chris Evans

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