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Old 03-07-2011, 06:11 PM   #171
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Awww, I feel like WW is slowly going downhill. :\
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:11 PM   #172
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View Post Originally Posted by mountainfairy
So I'm almost a little afraid to be the odd one out here (don't throw anything at me!) But, really, I don't mind any of these changes.

Signature pets bothered me from the start. From my point of view, mixing the more realistic faces of animals with cartoonish versions ruined some of the ambiance in Webkinz World. I like some consistency within an online world. especially in the design of characters. I definitely love variety, but I like it if the characters came from a similar artistic style. I was initially attracted to WW because of the childlike and unrealistic qualities. It's nice to find an virtual world that doesn't take itself too seriously, yet also attracts am older crowd.

POTM seemed cool at first, but I don't think it was thought out very well. As a previous WI member said, they were using pets that had been out for a while so that they could re-market them. Nothing inherently wrong with re-sparking interest in an old pet, but frustrating for all who already had the pet and felt like their pet is not really being celebrated as pet of the month because it isn't new to an account.

I am in my 20s and I love WW. However, I am also excited to see what Tail Towns is all about. I don't think that the quality of WW will change on account of a few changes to products. Even without two new Websites, it seemed WW was trying to do too much. With less product lines to focus on, they have more time for improving what is already here (esp the website itself).

And my final thoughts: What is wrong with Ganz exploring other possibilities? They aren't replacing WW, they are just expanding with other creative endeavors. The world would be pretty boring and status quo if businesses never tried anything new. Maybe the new Websites will totally bomb or, maybe some of you will find that you really like them more than you thought you might. You won't know if you don't try. Either way, if all of you remain loyal to WW, then it would also be a silly business venture for Ganz to abolish what is so profitable. I don't think you guys need to worry about WW going anywhere anytime soon!

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This news comes in perfect timing to Tail Towns launch tomorrow. That is for sure.

I am not in the least bit surprised about Webkinz Jr. That site was HUGE let down.

We paid 36$ for a stuffy..got on the site a total of 3 times. Complete Failure in my books.

As for the other Webkinz sales pitches, as a Canadian consumer, I'm not surprised there either.
Who wants to pay upwards of 35 to 45$ for a stuffed animal with virtual benefits. I don't/didn't.
And, now Ganz has finally listened to the vast majority who who always complain that they
are pushing too much product on us. With free/non expiring accounts what do you expect them to do ??

I'll be happy with the few pets a month. Sad about seeing POTM go but reality check..
why would they continue to produce as much product when they are making WW 'free' (no more expiring accounts).
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POTM - I never got the chance to buy one (just got into Webkinz in Dec), but it looked like fun. I'm sorry for the people that enjoyed playing with the features.

Siggies - I wish they'd keep both Endangered and Small Siggies, I really like the Siggies

Webkinz JR - Never tried it but seemed too expensive. It's a lot to pay for a toy for a really little kid.

New Sites - I'm just not feeling Tail Town. I really hate mice, I'm terrified of them That's why I have many Webkinz kitties and one real cat!
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:14 PM   #174
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I do find it pretty funny how everyone was complaining how expensive everything was, like the signatures, now that they are gone... Well, people are still complaining. Whatever they do, people won't be happy.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:18 PM   #175
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View Post Originally Posted by SunnyPup20
I don't think this is a good idea. I don't really want to join Tail Towns, mainly because Webkinz are adorable, and the figurines for TT? ..... Not my style.

I'm hoping they don't make WW only enjoyable for little, LITTLE kids. :/
Me either. I think they should stay the same.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:22 PM   #176
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Hmmm, that's weird.
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Hey everyone,

I hear you all in being disappointed. I also enjoyed some of these programs, and I know that "re-focusing" can be a scary thought, especially with these new games coming out.

However, I don't think it is all bad for us webkinz fans. WW Has been pet heavy for a long time, and all of these programs have drawn away from other things like new games, adding new features, etc. We have so many cool things going on right now, and a handful of new friends each month will maybe allow games & activities to become a priority once again.

With so many products centered around WW, it was hard to focus their energies onto what needed to be done, or what players wanted! If you enjoy WW, don't quit yet.. Give them time to show us what cool stuff is going. I'm sure there is plenty of good stuff coming for WW too.

Don't forget that other products have been dropped in the past, and WW has survived through that. Kinzstyle clothing products & the "beauty" products were both pulled out after a long run. They just were not popular, and did not seem to add much to webkinz world (although the virtual items were cute). The clothing idea was changed into PJ - now we have cool exclusive virtual items in game, with no additional $$ from the account.

If you participate in the new worlds or not is entirely up to you. I'm withholding judement on both until I can see how the game play is like. I didn't want to order things and then find out I didn't like it!

Every site, every game, and every movie always has a target audience. The Target audience for these other two games are a higher age group, but that doesn't mean that someone else won't pick it up and enjoy it. Obviously that happened with Webkinz, as we have a lot of adult fans on here.

Apart from that - which is my own opinion on this announcement. Please remember to keep your language polite, and that GANZ is full of people too. We need to be respectful in our choice of words, and understand that they have a plan. Which I'm sure also includes the many WW fans they have.

We all need to take a step back, and think our words through carefully. It's okay to be upset, it's not okay to post mean things, just because we are upset. You can be upset and still thoughtful in your words.

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:27 PM   #178
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Thanks MissGnomie, always the voice of reason.

I'm looking to embrace the new changes. Let Ganz get back to focusing on Webkinz World, not the marketing monster Webkinz turned into.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:31 PM   #179
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Woah is all i can say...

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Old 03-07-2011, 06:32 PM   #180
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Aww I am kind of sad!
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