Blog Post #69 – March 27, 2018

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Hello Pogoians!

I want to start off today’s Pogo Insider with a sincere congratulations to each and every one of you that participated in last week’s Site Wide Challenge. You all came together as team and achieved the goal of playing a whopping 11,000,000 games of Solitaire Gardens, World Class Solitaire HD, and Mahjong Escape. And now, the super fun Space Blast Badge award is yours. The Badge (and tokens) were awarded on Monday, March 26. If you clicked “Activate” on the Site Wide Challenge, then you were eligible to win the prize.  Again, congratulations. You’re all pretty amazing.

 Pogo_Rachael’s  stopping by today with a little sneak peek at this week’s Mini Mall re-release and a little question for everyone, too. The sneak peek can be found below! Here’s her question:

“We have an upcoming Mini Release called ‘Dragons and Fairies’ on our Mini list, and we’re starting to put the finishing touches on things. But I wanted to hear from you folks about this: in that specific theme, is there a special type of Mini you’d love to see? Like a pup dressed as a dragon or a particularly sparkly purple fairy costume? I want to hear about it so we can craft something unique for you!”

Better sound off in the comments for her, then! What are some fun fantasy-themed Minis you’d like to see?

 

Person Marathon Albums

There are two new Badge Albums that you can now find in Badge Central. These two spankin’ new albums called Personal Marathon Albums. The Fame Chase Album contains 6 Challenges for various Pogo card games and you can pick that one up for 28 Gems. Spike’s Getaway Album contains 4 Challenges which include 2 Challenges for Poppit! and 2 Challenges for Poppit! Party and you can pick that one up for 24 Gems.

Game of the Month

I’d like for you to guess what the Game of the Month will be for April. I’ll give you three hints and then, I’d like for you to comment below with your guess.
Hint 1 – April SHOWERS bring May flowers.
Hint 2 – Anyone have a yellow rain slicker and galoshes I can borrow?
Hint 3 – If you were to sing, you may need to go up… one octave……..(ok this one may be far reaching but I had to try.)

Poll

In last week’s Pogo Insider, I gave you a sneak peek at the new themed MnM pack coming your way in April. The first theme will be Best Speller. I asked you all to provide me with your thoughts on themes you’d like to see and boy, did you come through! I’ve talked with the team and we’ve selected a list of our favorites. Please select the one you’d like to see as an upcoming themed MnM pack in the poll below. Please note, these are subject to change and we do reserve the right to not use any of these ideas. Thank you!

Which themed MnM pack would you like to see available in Pogo?

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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

Jewel Academy – 40 new levels out today! Play now!

Phlinx II – 2nd Dynasty coming in April.

Jet Set Solitaire – New levels being planned to be released in May.

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.

 

New Games

Crossword Cove – New H5 version coming in May.

Stack’em – New H5 version coming in June.

A Way with Words – New word game coming in summer.

Claire Hart Sequel – New Hidden Object Game (HOG) coming in early April.

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

 

Known Issues

Phlinx II – Game freezing when using Bomb. Fix pushed out this morning. Yay!

Vanishing Trail and Grub Crawl – Visual updates being worked on. As things move forward, I’ll have a better date of release for you all.

 

Website Updates

New Pogo Sign-In Experience – Facebook Connect will be disconnected April 10, 2018. The date of March 27 was previously announced but due to technically issues, April 10 is the new date. It will end on the mobile app in April. See article here for more information. Please note this only affects those who login to Pogo using Facebook at this time.

 

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. If I sign in under Pogo.com, do the upcoming sign in changes still apply to me?

A. Yes, the new sign in changes apply to all with a Pogo account. However, I understand potential confusion as on April 10, 2018, those who sign in to Pogo using Facebook Connect will no longer be able to utilize that service. That affects only those who use Facebook Connect to sign in to Pogo. Please read that article here. I will be posting more informational articles as dates come closer so you all know what to expect and how to progress.

 

I can’t believe this is last Tuesday in March already! I hope you are having a really great week. Make the most out of this final week of March 2018! And again, congratulations on hitting the Site Wide Challenge goal. I can’t wait for the next one!

 

Cheers,

Pogo Llama

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  • Would also like to see some new dragon backgrounds

  • MY GUESS IS RAINYDAY SPIDER SOLITAIRE

  • Rainy Day Spider, 1 of my favorite games!

  • I would have liked the option of “seasonally” as far as how often I change my mini.

  • Rainy Day Spider Solitaire, love that game and I’ve been hoping for new ranks for quite some time now, so super hyped!

  • Rainy Day Spider…for Game of the month! And if you could please have the hair on the mini’s return to multi colors like pedal pink and blue and lite yellow streaks on any color hair! Thanks for the Marathon it was fun…I had been blind in my left eye and was told to exercise it after retinal surgery and I am so happy to let you know that the marathon games strengthened my sight! Thank You so much! I now see 40% improvement in my sight! And I completed the marathon with flying colors! Thanks for the fun and for everyone’s prayers I Love Club Pogo! thanks again!!!
    I’ll be 72 April 25th! And I have never felt better!! Wahoo!!! God Bless!!

    • Safirerlover,
      Your comment made me so happy. I am SO glad your eyesight is 40% better and the fact that Pogo helped is just icing on the cake. Congratulations on not only completing the marathon but for improving your eyesight, which is the most important part. You take care and happy early birthday!

  • bouncy dragons, fairy dragons, blue jean dragons

  • So glad to see Stack’em is getting a makeover! One
    of my many fav games lol.
    Nice for RDS. GOTM
    Thanks for the new ranks in Jewel Academy!
    Thanks for the ME pu sale. I really do appreciate a sale!
    I did appreciate 2 new pba’s! Great prices and
    great games.
    Gotta say none of those bundles you put together
    work for me lol. But we’re all different. I’d love
    a Jet Set sol.. World Class Sol & RDS! Or Turbo, Pyramid
    sol & Payday freecell. Can’t believe don’t see a Word
    Bundle. Bogglebash and WWhomp. Don’t forget to remind peeps
    that ask for Hearts it’s a java game and it’s not going to
    happen unless it gets converted to HTML.

    • Thanks much for your comment, badmelol, and many you’re welcome’s, too!

  • I was so excited to see 40 new levels were out in Jewel Academy today! However, when I started playing tonight I played through level 159 and when I clicked on level 160 a popup appears “complete all levels before this gate to open it”. I have 3 stars on every level except level 144 (2 stars). Was there really only 20 new levels released?

    • Howdy hazelnut49,
      Indeed there were 40 new levels released for Jewel Academy on Tuesday.

  • Just wanted to say that I LOVE site-wide challenges! Now if we could just have one where chat takes place within the viewable area of the screen while playing, it would truly be a social event. PS – As others have guessed, Rainy Day Spider Solitaire is clearly April’s game of the month!

  • Danby1,
    I want to thank your help team. I was having trouble all of a sudden loading java based games and some of the new HTML games. I wrote to the help team and explained the problem. One of your help team reps actually called me on the phone. Within 2 minutes they fixed the problem. Please let them know.

    • Hi Danby1,
      Thank you so much for writing me about this and letting me know you had a good and helpful experience with customer support. I’ve let them know and I want you to know that we all really appreciate it.

  • Game of the month – Rainy Day Spider. Would be nice to have Scrabble, Scrabble Sprint, Boggle Bash or other word games in Personal Albums. Getting kind of tired of all the Solitaire Gardens, Mahjong Escape, Poppit Bingo, etc. games over and over for challenges and tournaments. Would be nice to see other games like Dominoes, Canasta, Poppit and other oldies to be included for a change.

  • I think the game is rainy day solitaire.

  • when is pogo going to become free of “java script” so that we can use better browsers than ie11?

    • Hello Almangolf,
      I’m actually not sure when Java will be going away as that is up to its owner, Oracle.

  • What an exciting blog this week 8)

    I LOVE re-releases since I’ve missed a few things…SALT & PEPPER HAIRDO HINT HINT….and mythical is so fun

    I’d love to see more for the Phoenix and Sea Creatures (eg Nessy) in backgrounds and goodies

    I was on a vaca last weeks o didn’t get to post my suggestion in time for this week’s vote but I think a Story Games theme would be a great idea….Sherlock Holmes hasn’t had a challenge in a long while and it’s my favorite HOG…it could also fall under a Mystery Games category…I’d also LOVE to see a jigsaw theme but since they are Java that probably won’t happen :( …the last idea would have been for Roll To Win with the dice games like Yahtzee and Mono (again more fun ones are Java but could still work)

    Looking forward to Crossword Cove…almost ranked out but love playing so won’t take long…I do hope our little crab friend comes back in the new version though…he’s too cute to lose ;)

    • Thank you, doglvr2010! Yes, it was an exciting blog to write so I am grateful you caught those vibes. I hope you had a great vacation. Oh! I think you’ll be very happy with what’s going on with our friend the Crab in Crossword Cove HD. I’ll have to give you all a preview sometime soon!

  • Rainy day spider, good choice. Would love to see that game as well as pay day free cell made larger. They’re getting harder to see as long as I’ve been a member.

  • For the Dragons and Fairies theme for our minis I would love to have a pet dragon, that cost tokens please

  • Rainy Day Spider Solitaire is my guess!

  • will the tournament games ever change? plus it is hard to compete in pogo bowling with all the bots running up the scores with perfect 300’s
    thanks for all you do!!

    • Hi Kerzii,
      There are not currently any plans to update the Tournament games. Thank you for asking and thank you for being a part of Pogo.

  • Octave – Octavia .. Rainy Day Solitaire (April Showers/Spring flowers)….

    FAIRIES – I would like to see a longer haired blonde fairy with huge green eyes and she should change from a bumble bee into a fairy so she can produce beautiful flowers from the May showers. :)
    Thanks for letting us indulge in a bit of creativity with your graphics people.

  • I was looking forward to the new game coming out * way with words * , but it keeps being postponed. I will keep waiting. I love the new updated world class solitaire too!

  • PLEASE add new costumes for Poppit Party. I finally found a game that I love cause it’s multi-dimensional and now I have maxed out all my costumes and all my pop coins and I have no incentive to play anymore! It’s has almost convinced me to give up my Pogo account! grrrrrr

    • Hiya Mabelle,
      I understand and the team is aware of the request for new costumes in Poppit! Party. Thank you very much!

  • i would like to knew when will there be a button to shut the music off in poppit bingo that music is insane ty

    • Howdy to you. The Poppit! Bingo sound fix has been out for about a month now. You can find it in the sound settings of Poppit! Bingo. Thank you.

  • Love rainy day solitaire. happy to see that in the lineup as i have maxed it out. what about being able to sit on a flying dragon.

  • Could you please create some minis sitting down — perhaps in an easy chair or something. The minis look so uncomfortable standing all of the time, and might enjoy resting a bit. Thank you.

  • I’m guessing Rainy Day Spider Solitaire

  • I think April’s game of the month is “Rainy Day Spider Solitaire.”

  • when are new badges for plants vs zombies coming out ?

    • Hiya CanadaMoe,
      I’m not sure but if I see one, I’ll put it in Sneak Peak for ya!

  • i’m thinking “Rainy Day Spider”…

  • GM, Wednesday, I would like to see some new countries in World Class Solitaire. What about
    Germany, Spain, Ireland, Finland, or new Cities like Boston, Omaha, Chicago. The same old,
    same old are getting boring. Thanks.

  • I would love to see some dragon themed fur babies, especially some more Pekingese dogs.

  • rainy day solitaire is game of the month- fun game
    I love Sudoku – that would be a good mini release
    no fairies, love dragons

  • POGO RACHEL:

    PLEASE CREATE A FOOTBALL THEMED MINI INCLUDING NFL JERSEYS AND TEAM LOGOS!!!

  • rainy Day Solitaire

  • more word games

  • Hi Pogo_Llama,, thank you so much for keeping us up dated. I would really LOVE to see more purple sparkling fairy’s, and for game of the month how about Letters From No Where. I am so happy you do so amazing things for us in POGO. Have a great week, and game of the Month my guess is rainy day. thank you again Pogo_Llama cougerxr71967

  • i believe the game of the month in April is Rainy Day Solitaire.

  • My Choice for The Mini would be a fire-breathing Brown and white Rat terrier (My dog) or a flying dragon-dog.

  • Rainy day Spider. This is one of my favorites.

  • Has to be Rainy Day Solitaire!

  • I HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR A NEW GAME WHICH I LOVE AND HAVE PLAYED ON MSN AND H5.COM IT IS A
    WORD GAME CALLED TEXT TWIST BUT MSN ALSO HAS A TEXT TWIST 2. DO YOU THINK POGO WOULD THINK
    ABOUT GETTING ONE OF THOSE? THANK YOU

  • we all know rainy day solitarie

  • I’ll take any and all fairy/dragon options you can come with – the more sparkles and glitter the better, a bit of whimsy would be in order too :) – thanks!