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Old 04-03-2016, 09:46 AM   #101
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Default Re: Webkinz World to debut "Webkinz X" This Summer

Apidistra, you make a lot of good points.

However, I feel like action like that could backfire on us all in time.

I assume, based on activity at WI and activity in general, that Webkinz sales have been steadily falling since probably '07 or '08. This thing isn't going to last forever - nothing does. And there will come a point where no matter how much money you as an individual throw at Ganz, their bottom line is in the red and they will need to shut the site down unless they can get not more sales, but more customers. And unless they do a good and proper revamp of the entire site - modernise it, because it is dated - and the children of the world suddenly decide as they did in 2007 that "Webkinz are cool" again, they aren't going to be getting many new customers the way things are going. I mean, all of us here have been around for years. Webkinz Insider itself has glitches galore (no more front page, no more changing avatars, etc) and only two moderators - not administrators, moderators - trying to run the site. Why? Presumably because the founders/site administrators lost interest or aren't invested enough to do anything about the problems on the site, but I haven't read anything official so I could be wrong.

If that bottom line turns to red sooner rather than later, Webkinz World will end sooner rather than later. And part of the risk you take when buying eStore items is simply that - these are temporary virtual-only items that you get to play with temporarily, until such time as the service ends - and I don't think Ganz will be giving people money back for temporary imaginary virtual items when everyone bought them knowing that that's all it was - a virtual thing.

We can have fun with it while it's here. We can entertain ourselves for as long as it provides temporary amusement for us - a friend explained it to me like this: You go to a movie. You spend $20 on tickets and $30 on popcorn and they entertain you for 2 hours. You leave the theatre having eaten far too much overpriced popcorn and having seen a movie that you may or may not have liked, but you got your 2 hours worth of entertainment for 50 dollars. If you didn't like the movie, tough. I don't know any cinemas that will refund your money 'cause you didn't like the movie.

How many hours of entertainment is Webkinz World providing you with? And it's your responsibility to spend your money wisely - put $70 down for a year of deluxe membership (it cost me $68 AUD for deluxe membership for 2 accounts when it was 30% off) and however much you feel like you can justify for eStore stuff. But you buy it knowing and understanding that one day, Webkinz World will end just like that movie, and you won't see your money again. Get your moneys' worth of entertainment out of it while you can. Not happy? Find a hobby that doesn't rely on popular interest to keep it alive. In the meantime, you (and I as well) were drawn into capitalist marketing strategies.

I'm not saying we should just 'live with' the problems. I'm not saying that we need to all start spending more money so that webkinz doesn't go belly-up - marketing the product and recruiting new users to increase sales is their responsibility. I actually don't know what the solution is. But I don't think 'hitting them in the wallet' will reap the results we're looking for. The way I see it, the best we can do is just continue to be annoying about the problems that need fixing.

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Old 04-22-2016, 09:22 AM   #102
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Have you considered Ganz make revenue from the ads , the use of ad blockers can be attributed to loss of ad money, while the ads are most times annoying the cost nothing.
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:01 PM   #103
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I started using ad blocker for webkinz and sites like tinypic. webkinz ads were miny movies and was slowing my computer a lot and so I had to turn it on
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:44 AM   #104
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Have you seen the new screen for changing your pet? Saw it this morning. A nice change.
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:27 PM   #105
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Default Re: Webkinz World to debut "Webkinz X" This Summer

Yes, I saw the new screen. At first, I thought something was wrong with my computer.
Seems like I have a lot of problems and can't figure out what to do.
One of the problems is with one of the new games not ever wanting to start.
Ms. Cowoline's Rollcall doesn't seem to start.
I also keep having other weird problems with my pets birthday and adoption dates all wrong and furniture missing.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:37 AM   #106
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Has anyone else noticed , as soon as you spin a wheel your prize arrives before the wheel stops ?

next time you spin the "Wheel of Wow " look at your $KC total if it stays the same your new prize is in the new section of your dock before the wheel stops !!!

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Old 08-09-2016, 10:46 AM   #107
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Default Re: Webkinz World to debut "Webkinz X" This Summer

I think its very telling that the first year anniversary of Webkinz X has come and gone without any mention from Ganz.

I guess they don't want to remind us of how long we've been living with certain glitches and missing items
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Old 08-09-2016, 03:10 PM   #108
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View Post Originally Posted by joi
I think its very telling that the first year anniversary of Webkinz X has come and gone without any mention from Ganz.

I guess they don't want to remind us of how long we've been living with certain glitches and missing items
xD so true
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:21 AM   #109
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View Post Originally Posted by joi
I think its very telling that the first year anniversary of Webkinz X has come and gone without any mention from Ganz.

I guess they don't want to remind us of how long we've been living with certain glitches and missing items
Their total silence on that is deafening !!! Ganz > !!! us nuf said !!!
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:27 PM   #110
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right, there is no reason to celebrate...
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