Blog Post #71 – April 10, 2018

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Hello mighty Pogoians,

Welcome to Tuesday, April 10th, in Pogo! What a beautiful week is has been here on Pogo already, and it’s only Tuesday! How’s the weather been in your neck of the woods? It sure has been interesting lately, hasn’t it?

 Crossword Cove is almost here and we want your help naming the friendly Crossword Cove Crab! What do you think the crab looks like to you? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and I’ll pass them along to the team and we’ll come back with a list of our favorites and run a poll! Yay!

Here are a few images of the NEW Crossword Cove HD!

 

Mini Mall Preview

Spring has sprung! Well, as long as you’re not in a place where you’ve been dealing with Nor’Easters! Pogo Rachael has dropped by with a preview of spring looks from this Thursday’s release. She also wanted me to let you know that this Thursday’s Collectible of the Month was a special request from the forums: Cheetahs! You’ll be able to see that Mini this Thursday, too.

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

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.

CH2 updates going out 4/24– You will be prompted when you go back to the episode selector rather than immediately taking you there and losing progress. Also, if you hit continue during results scene, dialogue text will be fixed. Sound volume adjusted, too.

 

New Games

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

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.

 

Known Issues

Phlinx II – Diamond Badge awarding prematurely and balls dropping much more frequently in Celestial making game play increasingly harder. The Pogo team is aware of this and working on a solution.

Vanishing Trail and Grub Crawl – Visual updates will be added on April 24th.

Friends List – Users will be able to add/remove users that have space in screen name from friends/blocked lists. This was fixed and pushed out in this morning’s release.

Payday FreeCell – Some users were experiencing a “client out of sync” error while playing a game of Payday FreeCell. This was fixed and pushed out in this morning’s release.

 

Website Updates

New Pogo Sign-In Experience – Facebook Connect has been disconnected as of today, April 10, 2018. 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.

New header – The Pogo team has redesigned the header for Pogo.com. While there aren’t a lot of changes, we did redesign it for easier player navigation. Quick tip: To get back to the homepage, simply click on the image of the house. Here’s a picture to visually help out.

 

Pogoian Ponder

Last week, with the release of the latest Scrapbook Badge, “Brightest Day,” I received a number of very delightful compliments for artist Tony from you all! Indeed it is a very beautiful badge. I’m curious, which Badges stand out to you and have been your favorite visually? Please share in the comments below.

 

Spring Badge Sale

There’s a super awesome sale going on right now in Badge Central. Have you had a chance to check it out?  If not, start by read this article here  and then take a browse through the many selections of Badges that are currently on sale.  Have fun because that’s what it’s all about here on Pogo…fun!

 

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. How do I make Claire Hart 2: Secrets in the Shadows full screen?

A. Did you know that ALL of Pogo’s HTML 5 games can be made into full screen? Yes, it’s true and I’m super happy about it as I know it’s been widely requested. The Pogo art team whipped up directions on how to make your HTML 5 game into full screen. Please click this link here and you’ll see an example from (the new) Claire Hart 2: Secrets in the Shadows.

 

 

The sun is shining here today and that makes me so happy. I hope the sun is shining by you, too. And if it’s not, I hope that it will be shining very, very soon. Have a terrific week, everyone. Oh! And please feel free to add your suggestions for the crab’s name for the new Crossword Cove HD in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading the 71st edition of the Pogo Insider!

 

Cheers,

Pogo Llama

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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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447 Comments

  • How about SPELLBOUND!

  • how about HORATIO SIDEWINDER

  • i think clueless crab wins it lol

  • How Mr. Webster

  • All names sound great!! But I’m thinking KING SUSHI :)

  • I think his name should be ” CLAWBBY”

  • I think a name like “Snappy”, because of his snappy claws and snappy fast answers to the puzzle!

  • Nipper or Claude (get it??? Clawed).

  • CRUSTY – because he is a CRUSTACEAN

  • What happened to Monopoly?

    • Thanks for your question. In an effort to prioritize Pogo’s HTML 5 games, the team will be making changes to the Pogo homepage. We’ve also redone the header for easier player navigation. Players may see more changes in the future and I’ll try to let you all know about any changes whenever possible. You can still search for Monopoly and also find it under the Games A-Z section.

  • Crab name… Jaccque “Clueseau” :)

  • How about shocker since he looks shocked

  • Crab looks fine. THe boats multicolors are excellent. More colors the better 1 And thank you. But are you ever going to return to the former cove format?
    Thanks.

  • Maybe add some fluttery eyelashes and call her Clawdia or Clawdine.

  • Hello. I don’t know if this is a technical issue or a re-design issue. I love the Phlinx11 game and play it often. I recently purchased 10 fireball stones. To my dismay I have used 6 of them without knowing it. It seems that I go too far out to the right with my mouse when I’m shooting that I hit the fireball button and lo and behold I have to use it. Do you think you can ask the pogo team about this issue. Maybe if we hit it a popup will appear asking if we really want to use it? Thank you so much. I also love the Jewel Academy and the Jet Solitaire, to name just a few. lol Thank you and have a great day.

    • Hello Brewskielady,
      Thank you for reporting this issue with Phlinx II. I’ll look into that.
      So glad you’re enjoying Jewel Academy and Jet Set!

  • Clause

  • CLIPPER
    NIPPER
    BIG RED
    CHIPPER
    GRABBY

  • Consider Herman as a name for the (hermit) crab. The graphics are absolutely AMAZING!
    Life has been very busy, very serious. This is the first time I have laughed in forever.
    Thank you.

    • Awww I’m so sorry to hear life has been too series these days. I’m glad you are able to have a laugh here in Pogo. Please take care.

  • Cap’n Pinchers?

  • I know you told us all badges started on H5 versions would be completed and given credit. What happened to all the Badges I pay for with GEMS that were not started. They disappeared and I did not receive any credit back. This happened on several of the games that you have already started on H5. I am on a limited income and can not afford to just give away my GEMS.

    • Hello mamaofcheyenne,
      All badges purchased with Gems from the transferred over games (from either Java or Flash to HTML 5) were awarded and granted to players. If you are seeing an issue with this, please contact customer support for help. Thank you.

  • My grandpa said his eyes do look like Eddie Cantor’s!

  • The actual word for ‘claw’ of the crustaceans is chela, or chelae (plural). Since we are suggesting a name for this darn cute crab, I think Chelly would be an unique name. Then, I thought well, what if it’s a male crab? Hmm, Charley it is, then LOL ;)

  • With those eyes, I like Seamore for a name.

  • How about Snappy

  • Chris Cove

  • Master Claws would be cool

  • Oh gee, it’s me again. Ummmmm, what happened to Scrabble? I don’t see it on the list along with Boggle and Cross? Please don’t tell me it will no longer be on POGO>IT is my Favorite game, which I play the most.

    • Thanks for your question. In an effort to prioritize Pogo’s HTML 5 games, the team will be making changes to the Pogo homepage. We’ve also redone the header for easier player navigation. Players may see more changes in the future and I’ll try to let you all know about any changes whenever possible. You can still search for Scrabble and also find it under the Games A-Z section

  • how come scrabble isn’t listed in multi games any more

    • Thanks for your question. In an effort to prioritize Pogo’s HTML 5 games, the team will be making changes to the Pogo homepage. We’ve also redone the header for easier player navigation. Players may see more changes in the future and I’ll try to let you all know about any changes whenever possible. You can still search for Scrabble and also find it under the Games A-Z section

  • How about Krackle or Crackle?

  • If he were my crab, I’d name him Pickles. Just because.

  • RE: Crossword Crab

    How about “Cantankerous, Crusty or Crotchety” Crab?

  • Crusty or Crotchety Crab?

  • Mr. Rolly would be a good name.

  • Please tell me what was the point of changing the header on the Home page?

    • Thanks for your question. In an effort to prioritize Pogo’s HTML 5 games, the team will be making changes to the Pogo homepage. As you’ve seen, we’ve redone the header for easier player navigation. Players may see more changes in the future and I’ll try to let you all know about any changes whenever possible.

  • What happened to monopoly slots. I have always loved that game. It just disappeared.

    • Thanks for your question. In an effort to prioritize Pogo’s HTML 5 games, the team will be making changes to the Pogo homepage. We’ve also redone the header for easier player navigation. Players may see more changes in the future and I’ll try to let you all know about any changes whenever possible. You can still search for Monopoly and also find it under the Games A-Z section.

  • Scooter would be cute.

  • I like Louie just because ITS FRIENDLY

  • I am glad to see icon for home page I felt like I was in a ocean without a boat. //Thank You Pogo

  • Cleve R Crab

  • How about Abby Crabby fr a name?

  • I like the name “CROSBY” — the crossword crab!

  • I would second the suggestions above for Clawed (Claude)!

  • I like Clackey or Pincher for the crabs name
    but they are all cute names. Good Luck

  • How about Craw-a-long

  • HOW ABOUT CRABOUT

  • I thought of MR.POPEYES cause his eyes pop out of his head

  • Sandy Claws?

  • Crab name? CRAWLER or NIPPER There is my two names.

  • First name that comes to mind is Crusty Crab

  • What about Clawrence?