Blog Post #65 – February 27, 2018

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Hello Pogoians,

Welcome to Tuesday at Pogo and to the 65th edition of the Pogo Insider.

Let’s see what Pogo news I have for you all today.

 What is new in the Mini Mall this week? Take a look!

“This release is all about St. Paddy’s Day, which is one of my favorite holidays! We added in lots of fun and fanciful items this time, plus there’ll be a Limited Edition Mini. Oh, and: a glittery gold dress that was a special request from a player who wanted a little more glitz and glam. Hope this works for them!

Pogo Rachael also wanted to preview something else from Claire Hart’s sequel! She’s stopping by to show us a brand-new character, Sara Lapahie.

“Sara’s a detective who works with Troy and with Will; you’ll meet her in the very first episode of Claire Hart: Secret in the Shadows! She appears a little less in the first episodes, but you’ll learn a lot more about her as the story progresses.”

 

Welcome to the newest section in the Pogo Insider. Here is where you will find the latest on game updates. What is currently “under construction” on Pogo? As often as I can, I’ll sit down with the Pogo team and get the latest info on which games are being worked on and what’s coming. I will always post more details when I have them available. Please understand updates are subject to change.

Please understand that unless an announcement comes directly from EA and/or Pogo, we cannot endorse it as true. All games and updates reported here in the Construction Zone have been given the “go ahead” and are on track to come out. Anything else that is reported is speculation right now.

Game Updates

Cookie Connect – 40 new levels released today!

Jet Set Solitaire – New levels being planned.

Poppit! Party – I have relayed your many awesome requests for more costumes in Poppit! Party to the Pogo team. As of right now, however, I do not have an update for you on this request.

Jewel Academy – 40 new levels in March.

Phlinx II – 2nd Dynasty coming in April.

 

New Games

Turbo 21 – Released today!

Grub Crawl – Released today! Like Vanishing Trail, this game is also a Mini-Series that will have twelve total episodes.

Crossword Cove – The team has heard your feedback regarding the style of puzzles and knows that you prefer the US style. However, the US style puzzle format does not work with the current Flash Crossword Cove. As such, the Pogo team has begun the development of Crossword Cove HTML 5. There is no timeframe at this time. This is (still) the very latest information I have on Crossword Cove.

A Way with Words – New word game coming in March

Claire Hart Sequel – New Hidden Object Game (HOG) coming in late March.

Quinn’s Aquarium – New story-based Mahjong game coming in April.

 

Known Issues

Poppit! Bingo – Sound fix is out today! (This is the sound fix that you have all requested, where you will be able to mute the sound but not the caller’s voice).

My Account – Some players experienced an”Internal Server Error” when visiting the billing tab under My Account on their Pogo profile. This has been fixed.

 

Website Updates

New Pogo Sign-In Experience – (No new update). New Pogo sign-in experience will be starting to roll out in March and end in August.

Chat – (No new update). We’re reviewing new chat solutions. I thank you for your feedback these last few blogs on your Pogo chat experience! I’ve collected the feedback and alerted the Pogo team.

Every week I answer a non-technical question related to Pogo. We get lots of questions every week, so I try to focus on common themes or the same question coming from different folks. Please ask your non-technical related question in the comments section of the blog.

(For technical issues, please go to Pogo’s Help Page.)

 

Q. Will we have to put in screen name then email then password?

A. You will sign in using your email and password only.

 

 

Thanks so much for reading this week’s Pogo Insider. If you have any questions from this edition or last week’s Pogo Insider, please leave them in the comments below. Remember, I am unable to answer any technical issues.

Have a super fantastic week.  I’m going to play Turbo 21 now!

Cheers,

Pogo Llama

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NOTE: Comments may take some time to be approved. Those which are off-topic or counterproductive to fostering a positive environment will not be posted. Thanks for reading the Pogo Insider!

If you’re having troubles loading or getting into a Pogo game, please go to Pogo’s Help Page. Unfortunately, I am unable to help out with any technical questions via the blog. Thank you!

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239 Comments

  • how come you are doing aaway with all the games that gave us tokens now the fun is not there in winning tokens its just beat high scores no fun anymore.

  • Where would I find the rules in Jet Solitaire?

    • Hi Georgia751,
      When you head over to Jet Set Solitaire, take a look just below the game and you’ll see a few tabs. One of the tabs says “How to Play” and if you click that one, you will be able to read the directions for the game there. Please let me know if you have any further questions and I hope you have a great time playing.

  • Thank you so much about the Poppit! Bingo sound. I can’t wait to start playing again because sometimes the music just got too annoying. Thank you for listening to the players. We appreciate your efforts to listen to our needs.

  • I like all the updated games BUT u don’t get tokens playing them

  • In World Class Solitaire HD is there any plans to add the ability to add tokens, as there was in the old version, because now all that can be earned is tokens in Challenges. Thank you.

  • I would love to see some new ranks added to Jungle Gin & Scrabble. These are my favorite games & I am ranked out in both.

  • I have noticed the new games do not have tokens. Is this the new plan with all new up coming games?

  • I am wondering, eventually when most or all of the games are converted over to the HD format, are they going to start charging us for tokens?

  • I love turbo 21 both versions but my only quarrel is that I have been spoiled by Pogo and was expecting additional badges not just game award badges.

  • Hi Pogo_Llama,
    Thank You For 40 new ranks & 12 new Badges in Cookie Connect.
    Tried The New Turbo 21..Liking It
    and I also read Pogo’s doing a New set of Kings starting in April in Phlinx11
    OMG I can’t wait..Love Love This Game
    Thursday March 1st is the last month of 12 series in Phlinx11.

    Thank You
    Donna ♥

  • Why isn’t there a way to enlarge the screen in Hidden Trails? I have to use a magnifying glass just to see the picture.

    • Howdy Avondancer,
      There is a way to make Vanishing Trail and Grub Crawl full screen. I hope the following steps help.

      1. click on the icon with the 3 lines located in the top right hand corner of the Vanishing Trail game screen. (Photo)

      2. Click on the icon with the 4-way arrows located in the top right hand corner of the Vanishing Trail game screen. (Photo)

      3. To return to your game with a full screen, click the arrow pointing left located on the top left hand corner of the Vanishing Trail game screen. (Photo)

      4. To exit out of full screen, push the ESC button on your keyboard.

      Please let me know if you need more clarification. Thank you.

  • Just to say hello to you Pogo Llama and all the pogo team..I LOVE the Music for Grub and Crawl and Vanishing Trail. Keep up the good work..Rachael is great with Clue. Big Hugs To All The Pogo Team

  • Just wondering if it is possible to create more subcategories in the Mini Mall……it takes forever to find anything that you have already purchased if you have purchased a lot of items…….pretty please.

  • very upset with the new turbo21. we play in a league for turbo21 and because the chat is on the bottom it is now impossible to play tournaments. very sad. one of the main reasons I subscribed to pogo. there are 50 people in our league. also the lite tht shows at the bottom with 500 or more points is not there. 15 years of league play is gone.

    • Hi AZBlazer2,
      The Pogo team is working on updating the chat feature. I understand you’re upset right now and while I do not have a quick fix for this, please know we’re aware and working on it. Thank you.

  • Hi……….Could you tell me if the badge awarded for the Rosy Race (10 badge/games) played in mid Feb. has been awarded yet. And if it was, could you tell us the name of that badge.

    Thank You Very much for your time.

    • Hi Cuttipatutti,
      Yes, the Steamy Award Badge was delivered to your account on Feb 26. Congratulations!

  • Good evening,
    Any plans to add to the Word Search Daily. I finished all the levels several years ago. I love this game, and we were able to submit our own puzzle. I am still waiting to see the ones I have submitted.
    Have a great evening.
    Thank you.

    • Hi ancbanana03,
      Please stay tuned to the Construction Zone area of the blog for all game updates. Thank you.

  • I do love the new format, new games, new levels, etc. I agree on the fact that right now we are not getting tokens. And on that note, here is my complaint. Your business has grown on the back of the many retirees who LOVED to play the games and gain ranks and worthless tokens to go imagination shopping. It seems you are forgetting these OLD FOLKS who built your business. Most new games, (actually I think it is all new games) we get one free location and then we must buy tokens. We your success is not allowing us to play as we would like. PLEASE START CONSIDERING THIS AGE GROUP WHEN YOU ARE DESIGNING AND ADDING NEW GAMES. Agreed the annual cost is okay, but most do not have the means or desire to purchase to play POGO games. I love HOG games, but I can find HOGS elsewhere without using my retirement. Hey POGO thanks for letting me play and complain.

    • Hi Fgsattazahn,
      I really do appreciate your comment as I am here to listen and advocate on the behalf of the community. I do understand the different ages of our players and am here to help and relay your messages to the team. Thank you for your comment and I do hope you continue to enjoy Pogo.

  • This is a very small thing, but it was kinda confusing to me, so I thought I’d mention it here. In Vanishing Trail, the “Denali National Park” episode, in Scene 2, one of the things to find in the game is a “sparrow”. What you have to click on to get credit for the “sparrow” is a small bird with a white face and a black cap. It’s actually a black capped chickadee and not a “sparrow”. It would be nice if it was updated, as it could be kind of confusing; especially if you like birds lol. I know it’s a very minor thing, but I thought I’d mention it.

    • Thank you for letting me know, WhiskeyIsMine. I appreciate you mentioning it.

  • Welcome back Pogo Llama,

    I just wanted to say I am looking forward to the new games, A Way with Words and Quinn’s Aquarium. I like the new mini stuff coming out too and have to show my Irish pride lol. I did try Turbo 21. I really didn’t really play the original version, and when I play games with a time limit, I panic lol. I will have to get over that.
    I know everyone is working hard to bring our games over to HTML. Is there a place to leave names of games I would like them to consider?
    Thank you again for another blog packed with good information, it’s great seeing what is going on behind the scenes.

    • Hi Brewncorn36,
      You are welcome to leave your suggestions for games right here in blog comments. I always read through each one and let the team know which are most requested.
      Thank you for reading the blog and for your welcome back.

  • i’m sry to complain,but I love the state wide games,but I don’t think it is fair to the players that actually play the game to win the challenge that other players only activate the game and get the badge and the 50k tokens.ty for letting me vent.

  • I have loved your past HOG games, but have to say the Vanishing game is a thorough disappointment. Even with the screen enlarged it is near impossible to find all those extremely small objects with my old eyes. Pogo is my favorite pasttime but changes to all the new H5 games is making it harder to continue enjoying playing. So sad

    • Thank you for your feedback on Vanishing Trail. The Pogo team is reviewing comments on the game itself, and we’re listening. We’re working on some improvements now and I’ll update you when they’re ready.

  • Not enjoying constant Hidden Object/Mahjong Escape badges… I know they aren’t mandatory but when you like to collect badges it makes it unfun.

    One more complaint: Please add tokens to Turbo 21 and World Class Solitaire. It total ruins the games for me.

    Suggestion: Please move Turbo 21 from the Coin Casino category back to the card category.. it was so hard to find without adding it to my favorites. Quite annoying :P

    Hope my suggestions/complaints help out ;)

  • Hi, Pogo_Llama! I just wanted to say that I really, really love what’s been going on around here for the past few months. I’ve been a Club Pogo member since 2004, and between all the new and upgraded games, free badges, marathons, site-wide challenges, etc., I consider this to be one of the most exciting Pogo eras I can remember. Thanks to all the team members and to you for all of your hard work and dedication!

    • Thank you very much, jnkmckay1103. Thank YOU for your dedication and support.

  • Just wondering, I have lost count. For this week how many Zodiac badges does it make? Me and mom has done everyone of them. But we have both lost count.

  • I have a request. I would like the ability to check my friends screen without having to leave the game I am currently playing. That would be so helpful to be able to invite a friend into a game without losing my place/progress.

    Love the new HTML games. You won’t hear any grumbling from me. You guys do an amazing job maintaining the current games and still manage to add new games. Still my favorite game site.

    • Hello Self C,
      Thank you for the suggestion and I’m happy you’re happy with the games. I hope you have a great and fun week in Pogo.

  • I know everyone is upset that the HTML games don’t award tokens, and I have read that pogo is working on something to improve that situation. Might I suggest adding gems to jackpot spins. I have won gems a time or two in a jackpot spin and it was so surprising, It really made my day. Also, Chat on the side so we can see it and chat with our friends….ok, that’s my two cents or maybe 50 cents.lol…Thx Pogo_Llama and all of the Pogo techs that put in such hard work, it is appreciated!

  • how do you find out how many zodiac badges you’ve won so far?

    • Hiya bppararush,
      If you go to your Pogo profile and click on the “badges” tab, you can take a look at all the badges you have earned. Count up the Zodiac Challenge badges and then you will know for sure. I counted 5 on yours. Nicely done.

  • Hi Pogo_Llama,
    Everyone complaining about tokens in these new HTML games.

    I’m dropping a line to say Thank You for more levels in Cookie Connect
    and for Philnx11 for next season looking forward to the next set of Kings.

    Thank You
    Donna

  • Hi Pogo_Llama,
    I have a question about completion badges when we finish a mix&match album
    I’m owed 5 so far ans was wondering when they will be released.

    Thank You

    • Hi Donna,
      They will be coming. The artists are working on them. Thank you.

  • I am a member and have been for a very long time. When I was in Flordia I played under a different
    name. When I left Florida I started with a new name. I love the new games. I used to play the java games but I have deleted Java because of the it is not secure. I do not trust Java. I wish that the Java games where changed so I could play them on flash or HTML5. Thank you for listening.

    • Hello happyplayer109,
      I have some great news for you as we are working to move both Java and Flash games over to HTML 5. Please keep in mind not every game will be transferred over. You can read more about it all by clicking here. Thank you.