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January « 2014 « SocioTown Blog - The Virtual Game World

Archive for January, 2014

End-of-the-month BMAP: Twins!

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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BMAP has something new for you! :D

Every end of the month, BMAP will have a special round that will let all entrants win — as long as the submitted image follows the instructions. Thanks to Malcomn for the idea and request!

So for January’s special BMAP round, bring me a picture of you and a “twin”. Your friend must look like you and dress like you. You can be a little creative with your outfit and look, as long as it is clear that the both of you look like twins. You can take your photo wherever in town and with whatever pose.

Send your entries to my email address at dawn@sociotown (dot)com with complete SocioTown names of you and your friend/twin. Put the subject BMAP: Twins, so I’ll know it’s for this contest. Deadline is on Sunday or before the next BMAP round.

All entries that fit the rules above will win 50 SoBucks for each participant. Again, this special round will accept more than one winner, so tell all your friends to join! :D

Weekly Shopping Guide (January 27 - February 2)

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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No color theme this week, but you can find sweaters, long sleeves and matching outfits. Guess which ones match? :D

Check the chart below to see your requests. If you want to see a certain item in the stores next week, share your requests in the comment section below. Happy shopping!

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Weekly Race Results (January 25, 2014)

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

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This week’s race winners: Evan321 (1st), Branwen (2nd) and Sumayyah (3rd).

Thank you to all the racers, sellers, cheerers and guides who dropped by today. You were all fantastic! :D

Michael22’s Dark Revenge (fanvideo)

Friday, January 24th, 2014

There are lots of fanvideo enthusiasts in the game, and Michael22’s one of them.¬†Using SocioTown as his backdrop and the help of his friends as actors, here is his attempt on a darker, edgier and more serious story — the two-part video entitled Dark Revenge.

Want to know what it’s all about? Here’s what Michael22 has to say: “The name of the movie is Dark Revenge. It is about a boy (minato129) who wanted to avenge his mother who had died in the invasion that was caused by an army leader, Malcomn. The army invaded the town and everyone was killed. The survivors left the town too. After 9 years the boy grows up, he had been training to kill Malcomn and get back his town.” The two videos can be found below.

Please take note that the videos and story contain violence, violent imagery, slightly mature language and other dark elements, so young players and minors better stay away or ask for parental guidance. If you are of legal age but find the story uncomfortable and disturbing with the said elements above, please skip the videos or proceed carefully.

I would also like to note that despite it having the word “official” in its video title and description, it is not made by Outside The Box Software (OTBS) or SocioTown. This is merely a two-part fanvideo made by the players in the game. Since we here in SocioTown appreciate fan submissions, we often feature works made by dedicated players of the game. Although these two videos contain slightly mature content, the effort to make it clearly shows and we would like to give a nod to the dedicated players who made the video possible. With that said, SocioTown or OTBS do not promote violence and other dark elements present in these two videos.

If you have videos, screenshots, poems, drawings and other fan-related stuff about SocioTown, you can send them to my email at dawn@sociotown(dot)com. :)

Sociotown - Dark revenge (Part 1) from Michael Kenway on Vimeo.

Sociotown - Dark revenge (Part 2) from Michael Kenway on Vimeo.

Thoughts? Share them at the comment section below! :)

BMAP: Shanana and Amarapoy in Snuggly Sweaters

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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Sweaters, couch and TV? Shanana and Amarapoy know how to look comfy! Congrats on winning this week’s BMAP round. :)

Weekly Shopping Guide (January 20 - 26)

Monday, January 20th, 2014

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Inspired by the whiteness of snow, most of the apparel items available this week are in white. If you want to be a happy snowman, don’t miss the Snowman Set this weekend! Those who requested some items, please check the item’s schedule below. Also, the Franklin’s Furniture guide will be posted later. Update: The Franklin’s Furniture guide is up, so is a chart for new stuff at Low-Mart.

Enjoy! :)

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BMAP: Snuggly Sweaters

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

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How’s winter season so far? Too cold? Well, let’s have your Socian wear a comfy sweater to coincide with the weather! :lol:

For this week’s BMAP, bring me a picture of you and a friend wearing sweaters and sitting next to each other in an apartment. You two can sit on a sofa, on the floor, or even near a fireplace.

Here’s a handy tutorial on how to take screenshots. Send your image to my email address at dawn@sociotown(dot)com, with the subject BMAP: Sweater and your full SocioTown name. Oh, and don’t forget your friend’s SocioTown name, too.

The winners will receive 50 SoBucks each! :D

Weekly Race Results (January 18, 2014)

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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This week’s set of races have Malcomn (1st), Branwen (2nd) and Evan321 (3rd) as winners. Well done!

It was a great day for racing, and a lot of players dropped by today. Thanks to Janette3, Kobejuwan, Sumayyah and Shanana for hosting. Shout out to all the participants who joined the races, too. See you next week! :)

BMAP Winner: Sumayyah with Flockagrego

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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Here’s Sumayyah with Flockagrego, last year’s PR Giveaway Winner! What’s it like winning the PR Giveaway, Flocka? And what’s it like finding him (I heard he was hard to find) and taking a picture with him, Sum? :)

The funny thing about this picture is that Sumayyah won the contest last 2012. So I guess this ended up as a picture of both winners. Congrats to you two! :lol:

Weekend Shopping Guide (January 17 - 19)

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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How are you this winter? Are you proper dressed and warm? Well, you can be warm in SocioTown, too! With these winter coats, you’ll be comfy and warm while looking very stylish. ;)

Need an energy booster? The Jacuzzi Bath is available this week. And if you want to sit and relax and just chat with friends with a brand new sofa, there’s a stylish one at Frank’s on Sunday.

If you have item requests for the next shopping guide, simply place a comment below. I’ll reply as soon as I can to inform you if the item will be available for next week. Happy shopping! :)

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