Blog Post #100 – March 12, 2019

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Hello Pogoians!

We’ve crossed the threshold into triple digits. Welcome to the 100th edition of the Pogo Insider!

For this special occasion, I’d like to ask you a question. Is there a Pogo game that you did not like at first, but then something changed and now it’s your favorite? What changed to make it be your favorite Pogo game? I’m a curious llama! Please share your stories in the comments section.

 

Game tips

Sweet Tooth Town was launched two weeks ago and a common question I’m seeing pop up centers around Construction in the game.

Construction Mode – If you are in Construction Mode, you will be able to build shops and add shopkeepers. You can also upgrade shops which will allow you to unlock more puzzles to play. You can access the Town Map by selecting “Construction Mode” which is located on the top left corner of the game screen. You’ll want to accumulate more Shops and Shop Keepers to unlock more varieties of puzzles and…surprises!

Upgrading and Adding Shops – If the game screen says you’re “Under Construction,” this means you’ve completed the first 10 levels of the Bakery. You must then choose to upgrade the Bakery, the Candy Store or the Chocolate Factory. You will need Coins to do this and if you do not have enough you must replay the first 10 Bakery levels to increase the amount of Coins you have.

For more gameplay tips, I encourage a visit to the Pogo Forums. I’ve seen a lot of really great tips in there!

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.

Events

The Magic Marathon that started on March 5 will continue through April 1. Please click here for more information.

Ten-Game Badge Marathon – This began March 8 and will go through March 14. For more information, please click here.

Poppit! Bingo Single Game Badge Marathon – Get your bingo cards ready! This fun marathon is slated to begin soon.

 

Game Updates

A Way With Words – New Badges and Challenge number three out now. Check them out now!

Jet Set Solitaire – New levels in Jet Set Solitaire. Check them out now!

 

New Games

Pogo Daily Sudoku is now available. Click here for more information!

Coming in the first half of 2019 – Word Search Daily HD, Mahjong Garden HD and many more.

Website updates –
Coming soon: A new Pogo experience – Click here for more information on how to gain early access.

Java Game Retirements – With Java and Flash technologies being phased out across the internet, we will be retiring some of the Java and Flash games on Pogo in June. Please click here for more information and for the full list of games.  We know some of you purchased Challenges for these games you have not had the opportunity to complete. If you don’t get them done before they retire, the Badges will be automatically awarded to you shortly after the games retire.

Please note that while these games are going away, there is always the possibility some will be updated and brought back later. Keep your eyes on the Pogo Insider for more game news!
Here’s some information about upcoming updates and changes from recent blog articles:

Mini Mall – Please note, there will no longer be new items added to the Pogo Mini Mall as we focus on bringing new content and updates to other parts of the site. Your wardrobe of Mini items will remain available to you, along with tons of items in the store.

Tokens – As many of you are aware, the current token system will be replaced with a new awards system. As stated in a May 2018 blog, I, and the rest of the Pogo team, know this is a point of contention for some of you. For those of you for whom tokens provide a way to project status and achievement over time, we hear you and we understand your aversion to losing this status. Tokens in the current Flash and Java games will remain and will not be removed. We thank you for your understanding. Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming system.
Pogo recommendations and specifications for your computer have been updated as of August 14, 2018.  These are the recommended specifications for playing Pogo games smoothly on your computer. If you are experiencing loading issues, I strongly encourage you to check out the computer specifications listed. Having a compatible computer helps ensure the best possible Pogo experience!

Chat – We know a lot of you guys love chat and consider it a critical feature. We’re aware of the many requests for chat to be updated and to be returned to the side of the game screen. The team here is looking into it. I’ll give you an update as soon as I have one!

 

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.Are you getting rid of chat? Can it be placed on the side of the game screen again?
A. A reminder: we know a lot of you guys love chat and consider it a critical feature. We’re aware of the many requests for chat to be updated and to be returned to the side of the game screen. The team here is looking into it. I’ll provide you with an update as soon as I have one.

Q. How does Pogo select Java and Flash games to port to HTML 5?
A. The process of selecting games to update involves looking at historical data, gaming trends and player popularity. We also have to look at the technological needs of each game. Some of our games are dependent on older systems that also have to be rebuilt. For example, some players have been wondering if we’ll be converting table games such as Canasta and Bridge to HD. Games with lobbies and multiplayer features require the creation of complicated infrastructure. The good news is this work has already started, and we’ll be updating some multiplayer games to HD after that. Thank you for your question and I hope this has provided some insight into our process of game selection. This process takes time. On average, it takes at least three to four months depending on the game.

 

Thank you for reading the 100th edition of the Pogo Insider! Please do share with your Pogo friends and let them know they can find all the latest Pogo game information here in this blog which is published bi-weekly.

 

Have a super fun week here in Pogo!

Take good care and remember you matter and have what it takes to finish those Challenges!

 

Cheers,

 

Pogo Llama

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254 Comments

  • I will be soooo lost without it….Am I the only one who REALLY LOVED and enjoyed KENO POP? PLEASE don’t let be long !!!!!

  • Please make the game LOTTSO HD.

    • And also Thousand Island Solitaire HD…Love these 2 games – Lottso and Thousand Island Solitaire!!