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Old 11-03-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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I believe we're witnessing the end of the good old days for webkinz. It used to be a site that my daughters enjoyed however with the amount of glitches, crashes, and lack of working functionality they've started to lose interest. Why is it that the clubhouse only seems to work during the week while all of the children are at school? Or the glitches go away at the same time? Capacity. Until Ganz refocuses on their core business, the average user(children) will continue to get ignored. E-store, Charms, Figures, ornaments, etc... The average user account isn't good enough for Ganze anymore. Sorry but that's the impression Ganz has given me over the last month.

Christmas is coming and even my wife was surprised when both my daughters said they didn't want any new webkinz. I just wonder if anyone else is feeling the same or their children are?
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:55 PM   #2
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Lately, there have been a LOT of glitches. I would reccomend trying to interest them in something else, then trying to bring them back to their webbies ... keep the account going
Its true, GANZ is making it much harder for the person with only one webkinz to have fun. But you still can, and if you get even one charm you get access to the forest, and one figure to access the "key" forest .
The clubhouse does annoy me... I am away when it is open, but I am planning to open a different time zone account...
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:02 AM   #3
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I think that a lot of us are getting really frustrated with all the glitches, crashes and poor quality performances by the new stuff they announce with such frantic enthusiasm.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:35 AM   #4
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i am insanely irritated at the crashes and glitches. they add all this new stuff, but use US as the beta testers. my hubby is a software engineer and this site and it's lazy programmers and microsoft-esque "what is this test-ing?" attitude are driving him nuts. we might just move to popcap games if this keeps up.
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i am insanely irritated at the crashes and glitches. they add all this new stuff, but use US as the beta testers. my hubby is a software engineer and this site and it's lazy programmers and microsoft-esque "what is this test-ing?" attitude are driving him nuts. we might just move to popcap games if this keeps up.
I have to agree with you here. My older sons play world of warcraft with no problems whatsoever and that is a WAY larger game. They pay for a monthly subscription, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to what we need to pay for webkinz to have any real fun with it. And, yes, buying webkinz is exactly the same thing as buying a subscription to a game. You just get a cheap toy to go with it. My very young son is more interested in the plushies now than the game. It just isn't as much fun. It's become more of an adult site just to see who can have more than the next guy.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:14 AM   #6
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View Post Originally Posted by hambone
I believe we're witnessing the end of the good old days for webkinz. It used to be a site that my daughters enjoyed however with the amount of glitches, crashes, and lack of working functionality they've started to lose interest. Why is it that the clubhouse only seems to work during the week while all of the children are at school? Or the glitches go away at the same time? Capacity. Until Ganz refocuses on their core business, the average user(children) will continue to get ignored. E-store, Charms, Figures, ornaments, etc... The average user account isn't good enough for Ganze anymore. Sorry but that's the impression Ganz has given me over the last month.

Christmas is coming and even my wife was surprised when both my daughters said they didn't want any new webkinz. I just wonder if anyone else is feeling the same or their children are?

I do understand the disappointment and problems you are having with the website. This website has many suggestions to help some of your problems. I am not sure if you have done this, but did you know that adobe flash player has an updated version? Please check that out and see if you can download and install the new version. Some of the glitches are better, others not, but it is worth a try. I will try to post the link I made a day or so ago.

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http://www.webkinzinsider.com/forum/...g-t419252.html

Okay, here is a link to the question that I posted on. Others didn't do quite as much as I did for the install of the flash player, but that is what was recommended for my Mac. Anyways, it is worth a try, and good luck!

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Old 11-04-2008, 01:51 AM   #7
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I believe Ganz could be taking a greater amount of time to better these problems. I've noticed a ton of glitches lately that I'm sure they're aware of. I truly think they are making bad decisions money wise and I hope they'll reconsider how they do things.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:55 AM   #8
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I upgraded Adobe today using one of the links provided here in the forums. Version 9 I believe though I think the Adobe site showed a V10. We're crashing out now more then ever. Preferred browser is Firefox but tested IE too and it is just as bad, if not worse.

We crash out in the middle of games losing all the earned kinzcash, in the middle of dropping something in a room, while answering a Quizzy question, in the middle of buying something...well, you get the picture. It either crashes or we get the please wait message that goes on and on. And the crashes seem to occur every 5 minutes or so.

Ever since they did the upgrade in October, everything is worse. The Charm Forest used to be fun but now it is sluggish and with the key dropouts not worth it most days. It takes us forever to log in and if time is of the essence we miss some of the hourly activites. Its an odd, poorly managed site that needs a major overhaul.

My kids still want webbies for Christmas but Ganz better get on the ball and fix this or they will go down in flames worse then beanie babies did.

In the interim, any other ideas so we can still have fun with this?
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The glitches have already turned most (if not all) of my friends off of the site.
Me, I'm too addicted to let a few glitches get me down

As to the extras that purchasing the extra items get on the site, my friends are never on the site long enough to ever discover that there are things they are excluded from (trading card themes, charm forest, Arte's Rares, etc.) So, from what I've noticed, a person who only goes on occastionally with one pet, the basics that the site provides are enough. For someone who's a little more addicted like me, and the fact that I'm aware of all these items and activities I can't afford to partake in, it's a little sad, but it's ok. I was thinking about it and there are a ton of themes and items available in the WShop, and I realized that perhaps the only real reason why I want the rares, trading cards, and estore, etc, is because they're more difficult to get my hands on, and if say, the Cloud Theme, became a CSO only theme, then I would be that more excited to get my hands on that theme. But since it's always available and easy to find, it's less exciting. So, I'm making myself happy with what the site offers for a family of 10 without charms and cards. I think it's great that there are those extra bonuses people can purchase for all of the extras on the site. There's a certain thrill when it comes to being a "super collector" and having everything related, so I'm glad that thrill is there to make people happy who can afford it at the same time, I think one can be happy with the basics the site offers to the user with a couple pets.

I like having my little family, I'm hoping to get the camel. I enjoy the plush, same as I enjoy the site. I can understand people's frustrations and temptations to leave the site altogether, but until the other plush/virtual pet sites catch up, (build a bear, ty2.0, littlest pet shop, etc.) Webkinz will be in business for awhile I think.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:29 AM   #10
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CrystalFlute, sounds like you have a great attitude. Sometimes I get to caught up in it.
I've been frustrated more and more as things are added but glitches increase each time.
I went out to buy those ornaments today so my daughter and I could both access the Christmas Tree on our accounts. Then, I got home and thought....was I crazy buying 6 of those? Part of me wants them all so we can get the cool fireplace, but you are right...we should be happy with what we can get for our Webkinz dollars.
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