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WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!


Upon registering his Webkinz Pearl Pup, splish-splash from our Webkinz Insider Forum ended up stuck in a strange glitch in his account that designated him a "limited member".  Up to this point, we haven't heard any rumors of limited membership to Webkinz World. 
 
Webkinz Limited Membership
 
As you may recall from months ago, Ganz introduced http://www.webkinzdemo.com, but it was completely separate from the "live" Webkinz World servers and database.  Users are speculating that Ganz may be integrating the two, introducing a limited free membership account class similar to Build-a-Bearville, Club Penguin and Free Realms.
 
W Shop Limited membership
 
Above is a picture from the W-Shop when in limited mode.  Some items are locked, while others are available.  When splish-splash logged out and logged back in, his account was reset to normal.

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

This explains a lot.. I have been noticing that every once in awhile when I go to the WShop I catch a split second glimpse at a page with boxes and locks on it.

Was making me wonder if Ganz is going to open up a special section for deluxe members. That would be kin of kewl...

Thanks for the update!

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

The same thing happened to me.

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

i had a small prob like that, each time i opened the wshop and went into a cadagory, i saw a small flash of the locks but unfortunetly, they are so fast, i tried a lot to get a screen shot, but i couldn't

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

That is werid. It appears on mine, the locks, but disappear after a second.

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

We had one account that had a lock on the Wishing well and the wheel of wow a couple of days ago.

The lock went away when we logged out and back in.

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

ok I am glad I was not seeing things, Same thing has happenend to me.

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

this is so weird. it's so annoying having to log out every time i go to the shop!

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

GRRR , I dont think GANZ should do this . . . we already spend so muhc on WW

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

Wow... I really hope they don't let people have limited access and access webkinz world for a small fee, people work really hard to earn money to buy pets, trade for items and etc.. plus it will let a lot of people into kinz plus. people say horrible words on club penguin everyday. and they don't fear being blocked because they can create a new account with a different email. here's it's worth so much more.

i think they'll encounter a LOT of problems with this.

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

I have a pretty slow computer and have noticed a glimpse of the locks whenever I go to the W shop.

This leaves me a bit uneasy. While it would be cool for Deluxe accounts to get special stuff, that would have been nice to know before I decided on an Individual annual account rather than Family...

I'm not familiar with Build a Bearville, etc., so I'm fuzzy on how this all might work.

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

If Ganz pulls something like this, I will be done. There is no way they will force me into spending money that I cannot spend. I understand they need to make money-but it was ok buying real items that you were able to play with online. I absolutely refuse to spend money on something that is intangible and will be unimportant ten years from now.

I've always suported everythign they've done-even the estore, although I do not partake, realizing that they are in this to make money. I was in favor of "the choice." If what was always available to us is suddenly gone, and limited unless I spend MORE money-they wil lhave lost me completely.

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

That's really weird. . .

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

OH NO! GANZ IS GOING MAD! They dont understand, if they are going to charge more and more, people will stop buying. In this economy, a lot of people are suffering and dont wanna pay more money for their childs online game.
That is what happened with the Deluxe Account. What do you get? Clothes, like 4 more activities, you get to change colors, and a new zone....wow. If it offered all this furniture, more E-store points, discount in the W-Shop, and Curio Shop, and room prices. Maybe it would be more reasonable.
dont you people see! GANZ is going crazy! They dont care about US. They only care about THEM! This is getting rediculos!
I have 54 Webkinz, if i have to pay another thing, just to keep my account, I am going to burst! and so are my mom and dad!

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

Thnaks for the update...just waiting to see what comes next.

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

Does anyone know what the kc means is on the locks? Or is this a new feature which tells you which things you can buy or not buy with money you have?

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

i found that first and i told the person ugh
anyways
my BFF"s
goth
cusin made that FYI
lolz

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

View Post Originally Posted by Safire25509
Does anyone know what the kc means is on the locks? Or is this a new feature which tells you which things you can buy or not buy with money you have?
That's what I thought when ifirst saw them.

Has anyone contacted GANZ?

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

Wow. I really enjoyed the way webkinz was before. Now, i dont want it looking like club penguin, where i have to pay to buy things. This website is aimed for little kids, and i dont think its fair to make their parents (or us) pay to use things. They already payed for a pet. Good thing it was a glitch
-Claire :]

Re: WI Member Discovers Limited Member Account in Webkinz World!

View Post Originally Posted by dragonbird
If Ganz pulls something like this, I will be done. There is no way they will force me into spending money that I cannot spend. I understand they need to make money-but it was ok buying real items that you were able to play with online. I absolutely refuse to spend money on something that is intangible and will be unimportant ten years from now.

I've always suported everythign they've done-even the estore, although I do not partake, realizing that they are in this to make money. I was in favor of "the choice." If what was always available to us is suddenly gone, and limited unless I spend MORE money-they wil lhave lost me completely.
Don't worry they aren't gonna make you pay... Did you see the paragraph where justin said he is pretty sure they are intergrating the demo and real webkinz... you don't need to worry. lol

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