Blog Post #80 – June 12, 2018

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Hello Pogoians,

It’s Tuesday again and here we are in the Pogo Insider! How has your week been so far? I finished all of the Game of the Month Badges for Jet Set Solitaire over the weekend and I had so much fun. I’m now up to Kilimanjaro!

 

Please note: New Blog Schedule

Pogoians, I love writing this blog, it is super fun on so many levels. I feel like I’ve said this before and it’s because it’s true. Here’s the thing: I want to leave the comments open longer and to do so, I need the time to read through each one and reply to as many of them as I can. Also, as you know, Pogo releases new content every other Tuesday so I’d like to pair up my blog with the releases as they come so I can really dive into what is coming out on the site and so I can give you the best most up to date info. As such,  I will post the Pogo Insider blog every other Tuesday starting next week. My next post will be June 19th, as there’s a release that day, and then again on July 3, and so on. This means the comments will be left open for a longer period of time and I’ll be able to take my time reading through and responding. Thanks for understanding.

And now….here’s a special treat just for you!

Stack’em HD is headed your way next week and here are some sneak peek images from the new game! Those animals are looking awfully cute, aren’t they? Which Stack ‘Em critter do you like best?

 

 

Welcome to the Construction Zone! 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 – New levels are on the way June 20th.

Jet Set – New levels coming this summer.

Quinn’s Aquarium – New levels out today! (Second Tuesday every month)

Poppit! Party – I do not yet have an update about your request for new costumes, but I’ve definitely checked in with the team to know that this is a highly-sought-after addition to the game! I will keep you posted on any developments.

 

New Games

Stack’em – New H5 version coming  June 19th. Click here to read more.

Post Cards From Britain – 20th with free (that’s right, free!) Minis on the 19th.

A Way With Words – This will be released on June 21st.

 

Known Issues

Chess – An issue in which the robot was not responding has been fixed.

Crossword Cove – Time out when actively playing game is currently being worked on.

Sound – Google Chrome has updated their browser to include a feature where it auto-shuts off sound. Chrome has announced that this is a browser issue and has rolled out a fix so if you are experiencing this, please update Google Chrome. If that does not work, please click here for a workaround.

 

Website updates

Pogo recommendations and specifications for your computer – The team has updated the recommended specifications for playing Pogo games smoothly; please click here in order to find out more about these recommendations to help ensure that Pogo games run more smoothly on your computer.

New Pogo Sign-In Experience – New Pogo sign-in experience will be starting to roll out in July and will end in October. Please click here to read more.

Scrabble and Monopoly: Please click here to read more information about Scrabble and Monopoly being removed from Pogo.

Chat – (No new update). We’re reviewing new chat solutions. I thank you for your feedback in the 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. When will I get the completion Badge when I finish the Father’s Day Badge Marathon?
A. The Father’s Day Badge Marathon began yesterday (For more info, click here). Club Pogo players received one Father’s Day Badge Marathon Album in their gifts. You have until June 17th, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT to complete all of the badges in that album. If you complete the Badges by June 17th, 2018 at 11:59 PM, the completion Badge will be automatically granted to your account! This means no more waiting for the completion Badge to be awarded. This badge will be awarded to in your Special Edition Badges Album. The badge is called the Father’s Day Race Victory Badge and will look like this…..

 

 

Thank you for reading the Pogo Insider. Have a great week of fun on Pogo and with the Father’s Day Badge Marathon! Oh! And happy upcoming Father’s Day to all of the fathers on Pogo and in your family.

Before I sign off this week, I want you all to remember this: each and every single one of you are super important in this community and in this world. You matter.

 

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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319 Comments

  • Hi Pogo_Llama,
    My question/concern is about the tokens being phased out. I do enjoy seeing my count go up, it is at least, something I like to work toward. Honestly, I don’t think it will be near as much fun without that incentive, at least for me anyway. Is there any way this could be rethought? Other than that concern, I enjoy the games very much and would like to thank all of you for all the free items and games. Have a wonderful day!

    • Hi colorfulpip129,
      I do appreciate you sharing your concern about tokens. Thanks for writing to me and I am glad you do enjoy Pogo’s games very much. We love having you here.

  • Hi, I love to play Pogo games and been a Club member for years, however this HD games don’t seem to go over to well. I am having trouble with Quinns Aquarium and also my favorite game Plinx II, which I have been playing fine, will not work anymore, it loads and I can hear it but I cannot see it on the screen. I have gone to Help and followed all the suggestions, such as Java up to date, which it is, and resolution, which I set as suggested. Can I get some help here. I have finished all the Fathers Days game except cannot load Quinns, bummer !

    • Can you click here to run the compatibility scan? Once you do that, please copy the information provided and respond back to this message by pasting that information. The technical team I will forward it too needs this information in order to help you out as they need to know which browser, operating system, resolution, and Java/Flash versions you’re using when experiencing these issues.

  • Thank You so much for the Dominoes Badge this morning. I love that game tooooooo. You guys are the greatest!!!!!!

    • You’re the greatest!

    • wtere do you find the free domino game,i could not find it anywhere.thanks

      • Hi Oreo,
        There will be a popup in which you must click on the green button that reads “0 Gems” to receive it for free. To find the free Legendary Dominoes Badge you must click to accept the badge please go to My Badges. You’ll find this badge in the most current Mix-n-Match album. You can also find it when you go play Dominoes under the Challenges tab. Thanks!

  • Please tell me where I can find badges n free minis ty

  • HI FOR 2 DAYS I HAVE TRIED TO PLAY JETSET SOLITAIRE . ALL I GET IS A MESSAGE SAYING THERE IS TROUBLE ON OUR END AND TRY LATER. CAN YOU PASS THE INFO TO RIGHT DEPARTMENTMENT. THANKS

    • Can you click here to run the compatibility scan? Once you do that, please copy the information provided and respond back to this message by pasting that information. The technical team I will forward it too needs this information in order to help you out as they need to know which browser, operating system, resolution, and Java/Flash versions you’re using when experiencing these issues.

  • I would like to see your pogo artists come up with some new mini items. I like themes such as fantasy, dragons, fairies, unicorns, etc. Also, what about some new summer attire and bathing suits? My mini is still wearing last years lol Also maybe some new hairstyles. I have a suggestion: add items that go along with what is current… such as dinosaurs for the new Jurassic movie, space for the newest Star Wars, etc. Keep up the good work and hope to see some creative juices flowing in the near future :)

    • Hiya ChrissysVette04,
      Thanks for all of the Mini suggestions! There’s a lot of great ones there and I’ll pass it along to the team.

      • Space should be a no brainer. Lately there’s ALWAYS a new Star Wars coming out. :-D

  • Hi Pogo_Llama
    I been playing Quinn’s Aquarium.
    I must admit Phase 1 & Phase 2 were going nicely, This New Phase 3 is horrible,
    It’s designed in my opinion for us to buy power ups and its not as nicely a game as it was when It first came out.
    VERY Disappointed in Quinn’s Aquarium Phase 3.

    I bought the Newest Album Out Quinn’s Aquarium and I can’t even finish it cause each level is VERY Difficult. I know it’s our decision to buy power ups and I’m NOT going to.
    What was the design team thinking when they put Phase 3 out.

    POGO PLEASE Fix This Quinn’s Aquarium

    • Hi Donna,
      Thank you for your feedback on the new Quinn’s levels. I’ll let the team know to let the developer know about this.

  • sometimes there is a pop up giving a free badge or mini item, but after i claim it i can’t find it. How can i find it

    • Hi Maokeeb,
      To find the free Legendary Dominoes Badge, please go to My Badges. You’ll find this badge in the most current Mix-n-Match album. You can also find it when you go play Dominoes under the Challenges tab. Thanks!

  • My apologies Pogo_Llama, I keep thinking of things, so anyways.

    I think AN AWESOME update/conversion (call it what you will) would be Stellar Sweeper.

    Thanks again :)

  • Hello, I am pappi65- I am having a very very hard time for the HD games to load. Thank you in advance for your help.

    • Can you click here to run the compatibility scan? Once you do that, please copy the information provided and respond back to this message by pasting that information. The technical team I will forward it too needs this information in order to help you out as they need to know which browser, operating system, resolution, and Java/Flash versions you’re using when experiencing these issues.

  • Happy Flag Day Llama
    I would like to say first I am enjoying the changes happening here on pogo and would like to add my requests to the many fun ones I have seen. I would like to see any or all of the following converted: Sudoku Puzzle Blast, Tri-Peaks Solitaire, Word Craft, Beaker Creatures, Jigsaw Detective and/or Treasure Hunter, Pogo Bowl, Word Whomp, Mini Golf Madness & Word Search Daily. I will stop there because I actually like all the games here at Pogo.
    Before I leave I would like to say that although I do think Picasso is cute, my husband (who is an absolute Pogo Fanatic) and I both agree that Chomper is beyond adorable. Thank you so much for everything you, Rachael and all those at Pogo do to keep this a fun place to come and relax and have fun. Keep up the good work.

    • Hi Kat. I appreciate your suggestions on the games and for your kind words on the Stack’em characters. I’m glad your husband also enjoys them (and Pogo)!

  • Hello Pogo_Llama. I hope you are well. I love “Chomper”, I think he’s cute. My question is…When will we get new levels in Jewel Academy?. Thank you.

    • Hi Brewskielady,
      The new levels in Jewel Academy won’t likely be here until after summer sometime. Please stay tuned to the Pogo Insider Construction Zone section for updates.

      • Thank you very much for your prompt reply. I hope the summer goes by fast. lol

  • l give up . l am sorry . But for whatever reason when l try and play Phinx 8 or Jet set soliare . My whole page just freezes . And on the world class solitare l can not finish the game . l am stuck on the one game .

    • Can you click here to run the compatibility scan? Once you do that, please copy the information provided and respond back to this message by pasting that information. The technical team I will forward it too needs this information in order to help you out as they need to know which browser, operating system, resolution, and Java/Flash versions you’re using when experiencing these issues.

      • It said there was no problem found . Java 180-171 . System Windows 10 . Flash version 30.00 . Resolution 1680×1050 . Brower IE110

        • Thanks Helen. I’ve forwarded this on to the tech team and will let you know if they have more questions.

  • Thank You Very Much Pogo_Llama,
    Thank You for listening to our problems with certain games.
    This Quinn’s Aquarium Round 3 is brutal
    .
    Happy Gaming Everyone

    Donna

    • I second your comments Donna.
      Pogo_Llama is awesome! Thank you Pogo Llama!
      Also about Quinn’s Aquarium round 3. The last time I felt this way was about a certain Quick Quack badge a few years back. I managed to complete that eventually with a bum PC that kept over heating. This game though…walking away for now.

  • Pogo Llama I was told there will be no more rated games in canasta and spades,gin is this true

  • HI…MOLDY-OLDIE HERE AND SO IS MY PUTER,,,POGO USE ONLY…THERE ARE A LOT OF GAMES THAT WON’T LOAD AND AS OF MY ANNIVERSARY DATE, I HAVE UNSUBSCRIBED…TOO BAD, BUT ON A PENSION NEW COMPUTER IS OUT OF QUESTION…AND THEN I CAN GET OFF INTERNET…IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS HOW TO LOAD GAMES, I WOULD APPRECIATE HEARING THEM…IT IS GOOD FOR TOO HOT AND TOO COLD DAYS…OLD AGE ISN’T FOR SISSIES…THANKS…CANADIAN DOROTHY AND MANY PLAYER NAMES BEFORE THAT

    • Howdy CanadianDorothy,
      I do have to take a minute to say I did chuckle at your use of the term “moldy oldie” as I’ve never heard it before. :)
      Which games are you trying to load? If they are the Java games, I can only suggest using the Internet Explorer 11 browser as it’s the only one that Pogo technically supports and that also still supports Java.
      Thank you for writing in and please feel free to write back with any other questions.

  • Re: Jet Set Solitaire

    I’m not very good at any game any more so depend on power-ups etc. In this game, you can only buy 1 at a time. Other games have bundles of 5, 10, 25, could this game have that also, please?

    Thank you Pogo_Llama for the great job you are doing here!

    • Hi duffer,
      Thanks so much for your request! I’ve forwarded this on to the team. Thank you for staying in touch and letting me know your thoughts on your fav Pogo games.

  • I find that lately when I play games from Pogo they are working very slow. This is very aggravating so I just stop playing. Please tell me what causes this and how can I fix it.

    • Hi lucky lady,
      I really do not know why your games are running slow without knowing the specifications of your computer system and browser type. Can you click here to run the compatibility scan? Once you do that, please copy the information provided and respond back to this message by pasting that information. The technical team I will forward it too needs this information in order to help you out as they need to know which browser, operating system, resolution, and Java/Flash versions you’re using when experiencing these issues.

  • I don’t see the free dominoes badge that I received an email about. Did I forget to click on something, or why don’t I see it? I would like to work on it. Thanks for your assistance.

    • To find the free Legendary Dominoes Badge, please go to My Badges. You’ll find this badge in the most current Mix-n-Match album. You can also find it when you go play Dominoes under the Challenges tab. Thanks!

  • So. Here’s why I don’t like the Jet Set Solitaire Weds badge. I already have all levels completed. With three stars. Doesn’t happen often but it did this time.

  • Hello and good day. I would first and foremost like to apologize to you for the comment I left you on June 6 in the June 5 insider. I was frustrated about changes coming and what I thought was a lack of information. TY for the information you provided. TY for stack’em and would like to see wordjong updated to html TY.

    • Hi Luv3dbyjc12,
      I understand your frustration and I appreciate your comment. It’s all good and I’m glad you’re here and looking forward to the future with you and the rest of the Pogo community. :)

  • What a nice surprise to find a new Dominoes badge. Thank you very much. p.s. I agree with some here–the latest levels to Quinn’s are much more difficult. I think I’m at 9 or possibly 10, and I can’t get past it. :(

  • good morning pogo llama…are you going to add any more bonuses in poppit bingo…I am almost done all of them, and not worth playing if no extras to try for….I hope so…have a great weekend

    • Hiya janrosedon,
      Good morning to you as well. (Raises mug of tea to you).
      By bonuses, do you mean badges? If that is the case, there are more to come.

  • hey llama its me again…how do I get the free domino.s badge….??? thank you

    • There will be a popup in which you must click on the green button that reads “0 Gems” to receive it for free. To find the free Legendary Dominoes Badge you must click to accept the badge please go to My Badges. You’ll find this badge in the most current Mix-n-Match album. You can also find it when you go play Dominoes under the Challenges tab. Thanks!

  • Please add more levels to bowling. It will give us something to work on while were playing. Thank you

  • i absolutely love jewel academy and solitaire gardens .it is like i cant wait for the new levels to come out .i also like poppit party but i gave up on the new costumes .i cant figure that out .i been playing pogo since 1999 . when it first came out .4 some reason i lost my original screen name .but i am happy with this one .keep up the good work .

    • Thank you albundy2! Thanks for being a part of Pogo since 1999 and I’m super happy you’re enjoying so much about Pogo.

  • Hi Pogo Llama,

    I am glad about your new blog schedule, as I frequently would not get to read the blog until the comments were already closed. Thank you for the free Father’s Day PBA.

    I do not care for Quinn’s Aquarium, but I will grit my teeth and try to do the badge. The reasons I do not like it are:

    (1) I don’t care for the progressive level games like Mahjong Escape and Solitaire Gardens; however, at least they allow for replay of early levels. So I played them until I got tired of progressing and now I have certain levels that I play for badges, and a few that I do like to play sometimes just for fun.

    (2) In Mahjong Garden and Mahjong Escape, you can have multiple undo’s. I frequently check to see what’s under tiles before I decide. One undo without purchasing extras is not to my liking.

    (3) I do appreciate the extra tile sets. That said, the easiest ones for me would be the geometric set or the tile designs that are used in Mahjongg Dimensions. The gem set would be my third choice, followed by the animal set (which is the one I’m using since it’s the only one of those that is included in Quinn’s Aquarium). The Accessible tile set is not easy for me because there are not enough colors, making the tiles all look too similar… If each number was a different color and some had circles, squares, or were plain, that would be easier to match.

    (4) Without having unlimited undo’s, the next best thing would be to have at least one additional free space so that we can access buried tiles without buying anything.

    I know you’ve gotten a lot of complaints about this game. I also know a lot of people like this game. I like challenge if I like the game, but I just don’t like this game. I wouldn’t be complaining if the game didn’t force us to continue the progression and we could just play lower levels for the badges.

    Anyway, thank you for listening to me.

    nla8712

    • Thank you for all of your Quinn’s Aquarium feedback, Nla! You have a good week and have fun here in Pogo.

  • I won’t ask any questions or make any suggestions since my comments have been discarded twice now but I just wanted to say I’m looking forward to the new Stack’em tomorrow and I think Chomper is absolutely ADORABLE 8)

    Off to check out the re-released badges and get to Jetset…so many awesome badges in so many games I’ve gotta start somewhere lol