Blog Post #107 – June 18, 2019

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Hello Pogoians!

Welcome to another fun-tastic day here in Pogo! Thank you for stopping by and reading the biweekly Pogo Insider Blog.

Happy belated Father’s Day to all you dads out there! I must ask what your favorite Dog Badge is? I’m partial to the Jack Russell Badge. My feisty little Jack Russell, Mollie, was with me for 18 years and that Badge made me smile so wide at the memories. Not to mention the game, Pogo Sudoku, is one of my favorites. So, what is your favorite Dog Badge?

Claire Hart: Secret in the Shadows – Nine new episodes are on the way, with Case 16 and Case 17. Case 16 features Claire and Harper returning to Engle Lodge at Lake Tahoe, and Case 17’s individual episode will be available for Club Pogo Members! In Case 17, we visit Lavender Sweets as she tries to re-awaken her creative energy. Here’s a sneak peek at Lavender’s art studio from that episode!

Do you have a space in your home where you can be creative? Maybe it’s an office area with lots of scrapbooking supplies, a quiet breakfast nook where you can doodle or sketch, or just a super-comfortable chair where you like to do your knitting; no matter what kind of place it is, it’s always nice to have a cozy space to yourself! We hope you enjoy the new Claire Hart: Secret in the Shadows episodes coming your way soon this month.

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

  • A new Badge Marathon begins tomorrow!
  • New Pogo Event will be coming your way in July. Stay tuned for details. This is something brand new!

Game Updates

  • Claire Hart: Secret in the Shadows – Nine new episodes are on the way! Cases 16 and 17 are coming soon, with Case 17 being available  to Club Pogo subscribers.
  • Sweet Tooth Town – New Sweet Tooth Town updates! Please click here for all the details.
  • Trizzle – General game improvements and updates.
  • Word Search Daily HD – General game improvements and updates.
  • SCRABBLE – General game improvements and updates.
  • Pogo Daily Sudoku – An issue was found in which Pencil Mode was not working correctly. The team was able to investigate, find, and solve the issue as of 6/13/19. Thank you to all who reported this issue on the forums.

New Games

  • Mahjong Garden HD was released last week. Click here to read Q&A with Pogo Clement, then click here to jump in and play!
  • New games are in the works! Stay tuned to the Construction Zone for more information.

Website updates:

  • Internet Explorer 11  is no longer supported for HTML 5 games. Please note the messaging on the HTML 5 games. It reads like this:
  • Flash Retirements – Java and Flash, two technologies that have powered Pogo games for many years, are being phased out across the internet. Support for Java has already been dropped from most web browsers, and Flash support will be discontinued by 2020. Pogo and EA have no control over this change in web technology. Because of this, Pogo is retiring some of the older Flash-based games from Pogo on October 31st. For the full list and more information, please click here.

Here’s some information about upcoming updates and changes from recent blog articles:

  •  Mini Mall – Please note, there will no longer be 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!

Insider Question

Q. Why don’t you answer my blog comment? Why does it take you so long to answer blog comments?
A. Pogoians, I want you to know that I appreciate your comments so much and I enjoy interacting with you through these comments. That being said, I do receive hundreds (yes, hundreds) of comments and I do like to take my time and read each one. I also try to respond to as many of them as possible.

This means that blog comments do take some time to be approved, as it takes a lot of time for me to read through the comments that I receive.

Please have patience and understand that I will get to the blog comments each week, though not always on the same day that the blog is published as I need to take time to go through all of them, on top of my other work tasks.

Thank you again for all of your feedback. It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to hear from you, and I really look forward to reading your comments on the blog each and every week.

 

 

And on that note, please leave your comment below and I will try to respond just as soon as I can. Also remember, comments which are off-topic or counterproductive to fostering a positive environment will not be posted.

Have a terrific week here in Pogo!

Cheers,

Pogo Llama

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.)

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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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187 Comments

  • From what you are saying there will be no summer wear ea no bathing suits for summer this year. There may be 1000’s of items in the mini mall but nothing but 1 pr of white shorts and t-shirts galore. Too bad please take them out of the moth ball. I see in the mini mall they are saying a release of summer items sometime in July 2018? && I see we now get the blog on the east coast nearly 8 pm.

    • Hi Elaine,
      Thank you so much for your suggestion on the Mini outfits.
      The blog was a bit later than usual today. The standard time is still 11AM Pacific time. Thanks for watching out for it! :D

  • Please try to fix the drag on canasta. also fix problem with pogo bowl, jungle jin. Thank you you doing a great job. We enjoy your blog.

    • Thanks for the feedback, undrtkerkane! I’m happy that you enjoy the blog. What is your favorite section?

  • Regarding Scrabble changes – Just my two cents here: Not a bog fan of the new Scrabble. I’m hoping it will grow on me. The computer opponent is very easy, which can be good and bad. If you want to play an actual player and not a robot, you are at the mercy of Pogo finding one for you (you can’t search for a specific person or join a specific game/table). This game has lost it’s appeal, at least to me. I’m hoping that all updated multi-player games do not become as such (Canasta, etc). I’m hoping Pogo is just going through some growing pains and will make the game better in due time.

    Again, this is only my opinion. Your mileage may vary.

    • Hi Jaw,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback about Scrabble. Your opinion matters!
      I have let the team know about this situation so they are aware. In the meantime, if you are friends with someone on Pogo, you should be able to create a private game and have it show up in the “find a table” section. I hope this helps and you can play with your friend.
      And yes, absolutely the team is on it and definitely working to make the games the best they can be. Thanks for your support and being a part of Pogo.

  • Hi, Pogo Llama,
    My favorite dog badge was the Bichon Frise. I have 3 young Bichons, and just lost a 16 year old companion of my heart Bichon grand lady last month. Thanks for asking this question. :)
    3maltese4amanda

    • How super cute are three Bichons! Love it. I hope you had a fun time playing that Badge. Have a good week, 3maltese4amanda.

    • Hi, I’m so sorry for the loss of your 16 year old Bichon :( I’m sure you were a great “mom” to her for all those years. All my best to you. ~Coma xox

    • I am sorry for your loss but love Bichons too. I was a breeder of Bichons 30 years ago and lost my last one when I retired 19 years ago. I was one of few breeders in the US. I miss them. Give them an extra hug for me.

  • Thanks to Pogo_John for the well explained update on Sweet Tooth Town.
    It is a fun game. However, rank takes so long, and there’s no other reward badges. If it had in-game badges (like Jewel Academy) for X# of (insert color) candies removed and X# of stars achieved and X# of levels/tiers completed, I’d be playing it much more often. In-game badges are very motivating, and there’s a ton that could be made for this game.

  • Hi,

    I love reading your blogs every other week. Why does pogo only give us such a short time to buy the dog badges. Some of us dont get paid until the first of the month. It makes it hard to get them in the middle of the month.

    • Hi angelsrmrsl,
      Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a comment. It makes me so happy to hear you enjoy reading the Pogo Insider blog. May I ask what your favorite part of the Blog is?
      I have good…no..GREAT news for you as the Dog Badges will remain for purchase in Badge Central even after the promotion ends. :) Which will be your first bundle to get?

      • That doesn’t seem fair, the Mother’s Day badges were jerked from us in 4 days. If you’re going to keep the dogs, why not the Flower Bundles?????? I did not even get to buy one!!! Thank you for your consideration.

      • What about the State Bird Badges? Will they be returned to purchase? I missed out as I did not have funds to purchase that many gems in such a short period of time. I reported the issue with EA and have had no response from the “BIG GUYS”.

        I like the Great Pyrenees Badge as I have a beloved 12 year old of this breed.

        admatin

        • I’ll put in the request for the State Bird Badges! Thank you for your request and for sharing your favorite dog with me!

      • HI LLama,

        I thought you said we could still purchase the dog badges after the promotion ended. I cannot find them anymore. I have 2 sets of them but would love to get the other 8.

        • Hi Angelsrmrsl,
          I just confirmed that they are no longer on sale as it was a limited time promotion. However, they will return at a later date. Thank you for asking.

      • Where are the Dog Badges in Badge Central???

        • Hi Lady,
          I just confirmed that they are no longer on sale as it was a limited time promotion. However, they will return at a later date. Thank you for asking.

  • Favorite dog would have been a Pit Bull, other than that I’m not sure.

    I do have a suggestion to better inform us. On the game page you list the in-game award badges on the right side. It would be nice to have current status on each. Example, in Lottso Express HD we need 30,000 scratchers for the Sir Scratcher badge. Show our progress just at the bottom of the box, ex: “25,000 of 30,000 Completed”. And also show progress for rank. That way if we are just curious we can just go to the game page and see it.

    • Hi sirron1957,
      Thank you for your suggestions on keeping players better informed on their stats.
      Have a good week here in Pogo.

  • Dear Pogo_Llama: Thank you so much for how well explained and informed you keep the members. Sending you a 🌺ڿڰۣ–ڿڰ🌺 to brighten your day. Have a good one. AuTuMN

    • Hi Autumn,
      I can’t thank you enough for the lovely rose to brighten my day. It’s just what I needed. Take good care and have a great week!

  • I Liked the set that had the Collie in it and the one with Shetland sheep dog in it
    I was Very surprise at how many items went “POOF” from the Mini Mall Before you ended things there
    I had to use the Collie for a contest the Sheltie Never Made it to the Pet Center
    I Do Like Sweet Tooth Town .
    Would Like to see games Like Bookworm and Peggle (not slots) come to Pogo

  • when will you be awarding the badges for the Scrabble HD upgrade

    • Hello Atilla,
      The Badges for the Flash version of Scrabble were awarded on Monday, June 17.
      Thank you for asking.

  • Will there be more costumes for Poppit Party after te 10 in collection 2

    • Thank you for the suggestion! I’m not sure but I’ll relay the request. :)

  • Hi Pogo Llama, I first want to say how much I have enjoyed Pogo since I happened upon it back in Feb. 2009! It’s been an awesome journey thus far! It’s been very much appreciated all of the free badges Pogo gives us in order to participate in all the fun Marathons, Badge Magic, etc.!!

    I also have enjoyed the fact that as you’ve moved games to the HTML5/HD formats, I’m able to play some of my favorite games on my iPad, and not just on my desktop PC. (Still not all HTML formated games can be played on iPad, or at least I have no idea which browser to use).

    One of my favorite games is Mahjong Safari; as I had ranked out in it before the new HTML5 version came out, so naturally I want to rank out in it again!! However, I, along with others, are struggling with the fact that after each “safari animal” pair we make, we have to wait for the animation to appear with the picture of the animal and then clikc “OK”.. This truly slows down any momentum, thus not allowing a person to try to get high scores. Can this please be reworked and the “clicking OK” be removed?

    Thank you again Pogo for an awesome journey! ~Vixxy

    • Hi Vixxy!
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment and feedback. It’s great to have you here and I’m grateful you happened upon Pogo in 2009.

      Playing Pogo on iPad is great! It’s nice to have that flexibility with tech. We’re working on more of that and you can expect even more great things in the future.
      I’ve been letting the team know everyone’s feedback on the new games and I will definitely relay what you said about the “clicking ok” in Mahjong Safari. We count on our awesome Pogo players for letting us know what you all like and do not like as well as how to make the games better and greater than ever before.
      Thanks again for stopping by and have a great week here in Pogo.

      • I agree with LittleRedVixxy Please remove that step in mahjong safari where we are required to click OK before game can proceed. It is a nuisance. Thanks for passing along our concern.

      • I would like to agree with Vixxy’s comments about Mahjong Safari. Momentum is definitely a thing of the past. Having to wait and click OK after each safari animal has created a substantially different game that is much slower. So, to give us the old challenges based on speed is to deny the huge difference in the new game. I still play it because I like the colorful little animals, but the game needs fixing. Perhaps you can help?

    • I agree with LittleRedVixxy- need a little touch up work in safari. Thanks.

    • hi there I aggre with this comment its a pain in the but I cant get a good score anymore hagd e1 stay safe lillypad312

    • I agree LittleRedVixxy. I would love to see the click “OK” feature removed. There is no need for it and it indeed causes lag in the game.

  • Hello Llama!
    I just finished reading your most recent blog and I was So disappointed that a lot of games are to Retire as of October 31st. Is there any way to SAVE and/or update the game Dominoes Single Player? I and am sure there are others out there in Pogo land that would like the game to continue on Pogo. Thank you for the opportunity to write to you and thank you for the blogs.

    • Hi Bts9,
      Thank you for your suggestion on Dominoes! It’s good feedback and I’ll relay it to the team. Thank you for taking the time to read the Blog.

  • I know you guys don’t plan on doing anymore mini items which honestly I am very disappointed over that. However I Was curious as to why not just put some of the already released stuff back so newer people can enjoy dressing up their minis like us long time players.

  • What internet explorer should I have I have internet explorer 11.

    • Hello IadoreyouJesus,
      We recommend not using Internet Explorer for optimum play on the HTML 5 games. The browsers we recommend are Google Chrome and Firefox.

      Thank you

  • Not upset, but I wish you would pass this on to your team of experts. It would be nice if we had some new games in the free challenges on Wednesday. It is discouraging to finish a game, and find out the badge had been won two years ago. Hey, I’m an old lady, I can’t remember last week. lol

  • Hi, POGO LLAMA, I saw someone enjoyed the dog badges. I got the whole set. I am a dog and animal lover. I had a golden retriever guide dog that was the light of my life. Unfortunately, he passed a few years ago. I miss him. I am glad that you had service dogs in the mini mall. I enjoy the new games but will miss some of the old games. Have a good day!

    • Thank you so much for sharing with me, Susan. I’m sorry for the loss of your golden retriever guide dog. It is very hard to lose a beloved pet.
      Have a good week here in Pogo.

  • I wish bring more summer outfits

  • When are you going to replace the pool game????? The sooner the better,,,,

  • why do you keep removing all of the jetset world tours I want you to know it is no fun doing new badges with only one world tour to work with. I think you need to do something different and stop taking away the world tours. I like to play the older world tours. one day I had five world tours and then the new badges came out. when I went into jetset I only had one world the new one. It takes too much time to complete the new badges. I am still working on the badges. thank you

    • Thank you for your feedback, Imonbabe.

    • Jet Set – older places – They are hidden underneath the header where the flight attendant lady is saying “Choose your next World Tour” You have to drag the royal blue screen below her (where the suitcases are)down to get to them.
      Place your cursor on the blue screen (where the suitcase is visible) and pull down.
      Good Luck!

    • Hi Imonbabe, the world tours are not gone. You just need to click on the blue area around the suitcase & drag it down, or scroll it with your mouse wheel & you’ll find all of the World Tours are still there, clear back to the first one. 😎

  • Hi Pogo llama, I play scrabble almost every night with my sister. We write messages back and forth to each other. The other night I spelled yesterday and I got a green warning that said Stop swearing or you will be banned and when I looked at the word yesterday it was like the yes**day. I think you have a problem with the dictionary as I do not swear while playing games. Thanks for you help on this issue.

    • Hi Marie,

      Thank you for sharing with me your story on how you and your sister enjoy Scrabble together. We are aware of that situation with the profanity filter flagging the word “yesterday.” If you come across any more words that are not profane, please let us know. Click here for more information. Thank you!

  • Hi Pogo Llama!
    When will the Cat Badge collection be coming out? I would love to see and get some of those!
    Regarding the Magic Marathon- will Pogo ever consider letting the player choose their free badges instead of the current “lottery” style? This might make it more appealing to the player, rather than getting a badge for a game they do not play. Just curious about that…..
    Please update Sweet Tooth Town again to return to giving chocolate coins earned on a level already played. The removal of that made the game not as much fun to play and I am sad to say I am no longer interested in playing it. (sniff, sigh..)
    Please please pretty please reconsider this recent update. Jeez, I mentioned chocolate and now I want a candy bar!
    Thank you for listening to/reading my gripe. It is appreciated!

    Thanks again,
    Gallifreydreams

  • I agree with Vixxy about having to wait and click ‘ok’ when a safari animal is matched.

    My very favorite game, however, is Ma Jong and I am very disappointed in the new HD version. I used to play classic tiles on hard level. The new classic tiles are very different and when playing on easy or normal, it will take me more than 6 minutes to finish a game. Granted, getting used to different tiles may take time, but I feel after one experience on the new HD version, I might not play it again. Very sad to see this game changed.

  • I agree with LittleRedVixxy. I used to love mahjong safari. But, the animals popping up big after they are matched, is annoying. I also have a problem with Tri-peaks solitaire, when the screen shakes after a peak is cleared. Mahjong Garden no longer has the option of other sets of tiles. I always played with the gem tiles. As a senior, it was much easier on my eyes and (brain LOL). I think the object images in the new hogs are not sharp enough, don’t even look like the item they are supposed to represent, making them very hard to find. I am down to very few games that I now play. So, will most likely not renew my membership when my current one runs out. I really miss the older games. Thanks for listening.

    • Thank you for writing in with your feedback. So glad you’re a part of Pogo.

  • Dear Pogo Llama, I hope some of the Flash & Java games can be reworked & brought back. Some of my favorites are Lottso, Penguin Blocks, & Crazy Cakes. The last two are especially good to entertain the grandkids and also fun for me when I want something easy! Thank you!

  • Hey Llama

    I still say Yorkie is my favorite breed…they are just too darn cute lol 8)

    I have a question and a couple suggestions

    Q: What album can we find the special Spring Sweets badge from the recent STT event? (I checked my Special Edition Album and it’s not in my Mix and Match alums) I have it since it’s on my profile but I can’t find it

    S1: In terms of the game alerts we need to be given a little more time…what I mean is the announcement that Mah Garden would go down on June 10 came out JUNE 10 which meant no time for one final badge check to finish up personals and check PBA (to watch for completion badges)

    S2: Since Mini Mall releases are done for a while I think all the old non-LE items should be brought back to the mall or at least do those “back from the vault” releases…I’ve been on Pogo for 8 1/2 years and there are a handful of items I never got (like that Salt n Pepper hairdo)…for any new members the selection in the mall is very slim and while minis aren’t important to everyone those who like to express themselves or want to take part in forum contests will be unable to

    S3: PLEASE slow down with the events…we just had a marathon and we are getting yet another marathon tomorrow…we already have the GOTM and Magic to work on and while marathons can be fun it’s always the same games and challenges which take the fun out of playing…at least throw in a Site Wide Challenge or something different from the endless marathons

    Quick Feedback: I haven’t had time to try the new HD games but I have played some of the others and have to echo some of the feedback from other players…

    *Pogo Daily Sudoku – it would be nice to have a section we could go to change what background we’re using rather than having to scroll through the months to find it
    *Mah Safari – having to click OK after the animal matches really slows down the game and is very annoying
    *Trizzle – Every browser I try has a horrible jumpiness and lag…I can play on the iPad but it’s annoying having to bounce back and forth
    *STT – Changing how you earn chocolate coins ruined the fun…I was enjoying it until that update and now I only play for badges because many levels are too hard to pass above 1 star and you get NOTHING for your efforts or replaying levels to earn badges…PLEASE revers this change so we can earn more coins and start having fun again
    *World Class – I’ve said it before the background colors are way too hard on the eyes…I get they match the suits but the tone makes it hard to play for very long and I’ve had to put on sunglasses a few times so I could finish a badge…take a tip from Jet Set and trade the monotone for different colors

    • Hi doglvr2010,

      Thank you for all of your very well constructed feedback. I appreciate you playing all of the games you listed and providing feedback on them. Please know I relay the feedback to the team and they are aware.
      Re: your question about Sweet Tooth Town, you can find the Spring Sweets Badge in your Game Award Badge Album.

      • Good to know…but rather annoying if I want to use it as a favorite (Special Edition is just a simple album like every other PBA and M&M but the Game Awards are harder to sort through and not very fast)

        Is that the new format for marathons? I haven’t started but since we’re apparently not getting an album which I actually found easier I am curious where the badges will go…I’ll work on them and Magic once I get a free minute…this week has flown

        I’m still hoping many of the retired/retiring games will return like Spooky Slots and the Jigsaws but for the games still here I hope Poppit Sprint will make the jump…it’s addicting and Needles is as cool as his cousin Spike (I still think they need a game together or at least another badge)

        • Hi doglvr,
          Indeed right now this is the way of the Marathons but we’re open to suggestions and thoughts. :)
          I’ll def put in a word for Needles and Spike to team up on a game! Haha.
          Have a great weekend.

  • Hi Pogo Llama, I am looking forward to learning what new type of event is in store for July – I just hope it is not as tedious as many of the Magic Dragonfly badges were! It is not fun to replay the same levels endlessly just to get a really long badge, and I would like time to explore new games or reconnect with the old favorites before they are gone (hopefully not forever, but I don’t see Hangman Hijinks on the docket for re-release as HD any time soon… ). I hope Pogo is reasonable with the requirements for whatever that challenge is – I am tempted to just give up even though I love collecting badges (I will have 11,000 of them soon!) because one marathon after another just becomes a chore and stops being enjoyable. I kind of feel that Pogo is succumbing to the helicopter parenting mode that is so prevalent in today’s society and filling my days up with “meaningful” activities so I don’t get in trouble playing something I shouldn’t (but surely, there are no games on Pogo that are that dangerous!)

  • I find it overwhelming that you can’t even get one Marathon or challenge finished before out comes another one . I spend so much time on those badges that I don’t get to play any of my favourite games . Still have a long way to go on the Magic ones and a new Marathon starts tomorrow . Could these be spaced out a bit more ? There are other things I do besides Pogo , as much as I enjoy it .
    Marg

  • I so love the Belgian Sheepdog badge! I had two of them and they were great dogs! So happy to see a lesser known breed in the mix!

  • Hi my favorite dog is a toy poodle! I Have a 6.2 pound of a spunky little girl, who thinks she is a big dog! and so friendly, that everyone who visits, she shows them the way to the front door!! ha ha

  • Good Day,

    I am beyond distraught over the retiring of Crazy Cakes and Makeover Madness. It’s the only time management, service style games you have. Are there any plans to update and bring these back? Thanks

    • Maybe! I will let you all know in the Construction Zone section of the Pogo Insider whenever I hear anything about an upcoming game. Thanks for your game request!

  • I would like too know if the games can be on a popup page like before , no one can see to chat and play it was lots of fun that way now I never see chat unless I stop plat and go too chat would love to have game and chat please reply thanks lillypad312

  • 96% of the music with games is enjoyable and fits…fun. I Googled to try to identify music in Claire
    Hart, to no avail. It’s beautiful!!

  • Hi! I would love to have additional levels on Jewel Academy! Addicted to that game! Thank you.

  • For the most part, I like the new/updated games and graphics. I have been a POGO player for years. I lost my identity in the changeover before yours and had to start over. I play every day unless I am out of town without access to a computer. I am glad to hear that I may be able to play on my iPad. Just two concerns…. As I am getting older my eyesight isn’t what it once was and games that have time components are getting harder for me to get a decent score. Also some of the hidden item games are very dark. I have adjusted my monitor as best I can: more brightness and I won’t be able to see things in the lighter areas. Please keep us older citizens in mind when you develop new games. I play in the over 50 group and it looks like I have a lot of company.

    • Hi nimue134,
      Thank you so much for being a part of Pogo. We definitely keep accessibility in mind when designing all of our games. Thank you for the reminder and again, for being a part of Pogo.

  • Hello Pogo Llama , I know not long ago you released a new place for mahjong escape , I have already finished it and all the other mahjong escapes , after all it is my favorite game on pogo , I can’t wait until you release another episode , which brings me to my question , how often do you release new episodes of mahjong escape ? I know it must take a lot of time and work to create these puzzles as they tell a short story of the places we get to visit , it would be nice though to see a new episode every month but I will take it when I can get it (lol). please tell the pogo team ” THANK YOU” for the hard work they do to keep pogo up and running and THANK YOU Pogo Llama for keeping us so informed and updated on all that is going on here in pogo land.. Beck7515

    • Hi Beck!
      Thanks so much for your question. New content for Mahjong Escape is released on the 1st of each month. Thank you for asking and for being a part of Pogo.

  • I would like to be able to make the opening scene of Mahjong Garden a wallpaper. It is so calming with the stepping stones, flowers, bamboo & little ladybug on a leaf!! “) Would you please pass it on? Thank you!! :)

  • I wish there was a Schnauzer in one of the dog bundles.

  • I WAS JUST WONDERING IF YOU WILL EVER HAVE ANY BOGGLE BASH , AND ANY OTHER WORD GAMES. NEW CHALLENGES.. I WANT TO SAY MORE , BUT I HAVE TO GO NOW . THANK YOU

  • Thanks for all the free Badge Marathons. I like the change with the recent ones to put them into the Mix-n-Match group rather than in their own album, allowing us to be able to work on all of them at the same time and not having to finish one badge before stating the next. It really breaks up monotony for some of them. Thanks again.

  • I am a big fan of the new Pogo Daily Sudoku game. I actually went all the way back to the beginning and purchased the keys to unlock them when they were on sale. I have now completed all the days. Great Job. Love the game and the work that is being done for us on Pogo.

    • Way to go! That’s a lot of work and tons of fun! I take it its your favorite game now?

  • Please, please return to the original tile set with arabic numbers instead of chinese symbols in Mahjong Garden. The way they are now is too difficult to tell them apart. Playing on full screen is not the answer cause it just makes everything too large. Also please put back the brighter colors as they are far too subdued. If anyone reads the forums I am not the only person feeling this way. It seems like Pogo should test these changes before releasing them with people who actually play the games. I just hope another one of my favorite games doesn’t bite the dust. (I never liked all the silly tile sets, and still don’t!) Thanks for listening

  • Please add levels to Jewel Academy!

  • My wife and I (Chickiemarie) use the same computer to play games. With your new sign in
    I gave her an e-mail address, but she still can’t get into her account. Is there some
    way we both can use the same e-mail and if not can’t she just use her original sign in.
    Thanks

    • Hi Tddy,
      Oh no! Well I definitely want your wife to get back into her account. I’m unable to troubleshoot here on the blog so I must direct you to contact Customer Support. Please fill out a support ticket by describing the issue and someone will be able to help you out.

  • hello pogo_llama

    was wondering if the acsessible tiles will be put on the new mahjong garden,…the tiles there now are really hard on the eyes…thank you

  • My favorite dog is the Yorkie. I just wish you gave us more time to purchase them as I only get paid once a month just saying

  • I love quite a few of the dog badges, but my question is why cant we buy them one at a time too? like mix n match. I don’t want to buy a bundle pack and don’t like several of the games in the packs. Most of the new games I wont even pursue the badges. Is there anyways they can have some of the dog badges be mix n match ?

    • Hi Mickey,
      Eventually the Dog Badges will be available to purchase in their single form. Thank you for your question.

  • I understand that changes are needed in order to keep up with technology. However, one feature that must stay is Pogo Chat, and not at the bottom of the screen. You can’t play and chat if you have to keep looking down.

    I really don’t like most of the changes made so far. For example, the HD games are impossible for chatters. The new HTML Scrabble is too difficult to load in order to play with your friends, and it doesn’t load if you’re a MAC user who uses Safari.

    Please take into consideration the wants of your players. Most of us are here because of your unique chat feature. Although we miss the mini mall, do not take away chat.

    Thank you for listening to a long time Pogo fan.

    • Hi c100080,
      I assure you we’re keeping all things chat into consideration. I thank you for your feedback and for being a long-time fan of Pogo.

  • Hey Liam,
    GBU2.
    1 of 7 of my “badge buddies” gifted me today the Dog badge package no. 9.
    It has an Alaska Husky in it and it brought back “tears”, as our oldest daughter had one but it “disapppeared” mysterly before our 1st grandgirl was born in 2005.
    “Our” preference of dogs are Chow Chow’s, which I have included in my profile mini, and cocker spaniels. Our Chow was named Sparky 16 yrs. old, and our cocker was named Lady, 9 yrs. old, as in Lady in Red song. Sparky and Lady have been “running around in dog heaven” since 2011 and 2012 respectively.
    I would “love” to see a “Cat collection”, as we have only cats now. 4 outside and 1 inside.
    I am “loving” the changes in Sweet Tooth town. Was “totally” surprised in the changes, when I was under 1 of my buddies name and was playing it for her. Looking “forward” to “Mr. Taffy’s” , senior moment if name is wrong, next Event.
    Thank the Pogo team for the Magic Marathon, as I am doing my 7 friend’s Sudoku. 1 of them got all 6. And I will have by this Sat. “all” 7 friend’s Sudoku badges done and they will be all “up to date” on the months. Such an “enjoyable” game to play.
    GBU and yours.

    • Thank you so much for sharing your story of your husky. I’m so sorry that happened to you. :(
      I hope you have a good day and weekend here in Pogo. Way to go on the Magic Marathon!!

  • Hi Pogo Llama,

    I adore the Dog Badges and I have to agree with you on the Jack Russell Badge. I am sorry Mollie is no longer with you but glad you have those memories. I have two Jack’s lol. Maddy & Hank the Tank. Maddy is the naughty one and Hank follow’s her. We recused her at 4 years old. Our first inclination that we were in for a ride was at the Del Taco drive-through window. I guess she wanted some too and jumped through the open window. When we got into Del Taco, she was happily eating a bowl of taco meat. Hank the Tank we rescued a year ago and he is the biggest Jack I have even seen. He is a wired hair Jack and his fur is extremely thick too. His face look’s like a teddy bear.
    I could write many stories lol but I can’t take up the entire blog.

    I am really enjoying the HD version’s of Rainy Day & Mahjong Garden. I wasn’t sure how they would be and I loved the original version’s. The Team has done a great job with them and keeping them close to how they were. I am looking forward to other games coming to HD.

    Oh lol to the makers of the Marathon Challenges. We can’t do the Magic and the new 10 Challenge badges at the same time. Are they going to help me out with completing them all? LOL.
    Have a great week!!

    • Brew,
      Thank you soooo much for sharing your JR stories with me! What a personality Maddy has. I’m glad the workers gave her a bit of a treat. Haha!

      You have a great week too. I wish you loads of fun here on Pogo this weekend. I know you can do this Magic Marathon! You got this. ;)