Blog Post #13 – February 28, 2017

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Hiya Pogonians … It’s March! How did February go by so fast? Because time flies when you’re having FUN! And there’s been lots to have FUN doing on Pogo, as I look over my llama-shoulder at this past month.

We released the new hidden object game, StoryQuest, anyone and everyone can now play Poppit! Bingo until they burst, and another super FUN Amazing Mini Valentine’s Day Show swept us off our feet! Do we know how to pack a lot of FUN into a short month or what?!

I predict March is going to come in like a lamb and out like a lion with Spring blowing in a flurry of surprises for you this season. Next week’s blog post is going to give you some serious springtime scoop on that front. Stay tuned.

Oh! And with St. Patrick’s day coming up, our Pogo Pinterest peeps are already pinning the luckiest pins to be had this season. Follow us on Pinterest!

 Sneak Peek

Pogo Artist, Tony, is back this week with a sneak peek of the new Premium Badge Album (PBA) that’ll be available to all on March 4th.

Tony had a hard time choosing which sketch to preview, so I helped him pick two. Here’s what he had to say about each of them:

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“A legendary cowgirl rides giant bulls and ropes calves with ease in this high energy rodeo badge. Legend has it when she fell from a bull she always landed gracefully on her feet. Must have been those fancy boots.”

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“This Rainy Day Spider Solitaire badge takes place in the Wild West era of history. Our favorite Arachnid is a walking Six-Shooter as he lays down the law on a bad guy who comes to his town. ”

Thanks, Tony! Can’t wait to add these to my collection.

Pogo Pals

It’s no secret that I think the best part about Pogo is the Community (thanks to you). It makes me the happiest! Sometimes I’m asked how you make friends on Pogo. What a great question—especially when you’re new and figuring things out. So, let’s toss the question out to the Community!

Tell us (and your fellow Pogo Players), Pogonians … how did you make your best friend(s) on Pogo? This is a great place to show folks how helpful the Pogo Community is with your tips and stories about friendships in the Comments. Come to think of it, some of you may find a new friend right here!

A couple of ways I’ve found to be helpful are to strike up a convo in a chatty game room using the chat functionality. Another idea might be to discuss Badges you really like in the Forums. In fact, the Forums are a great place for asking questions. Check ‘em out!

Thanks for sharing your insights in the Comments below!

 

Community Poll

Q. What is your favorite Pogo Word Game?

Results:
1. Word Whomp
2. BOGGLE Bash
3. I like all of Pogo’s Word Games!

I’m jazzed to know Pogo’s Word Games enjoyed by everyone. Don’t forget, if there’s a game you wanna see (any game at all!), let us know in the Comments. We’re all ears!

 

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Every week I answer a question or two (non-technical) 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. To submit your questions for the Pogo Insider, click here!

(For technical issues, please go to Pogo’s Help Page.)

Q: Does Pogo plan to go into the vault and bring back some old Minis?

A: Indeed we can, have and shall do that going forward! I talked with Pogo_Rachael and she asks that you request what past Mini items you’d like to see so she knows what to look for (if she can find it).

You can request an item you’d like to see by going here to the Mini Items Request area in the Forums.

P.S. Please (pretty please) remember … the more details you, the easier it is to find.

 

Q: I miss Pogo Expressions. When will we see them again?

A: Yes! Great question. I chatted with the Team and we’re concocting a plan to see what we can do. (They’re so fun for the holidays, right?) Can’t make any promises (yet), but I’m working on it.

 

When I’ve got the scoop,  you’ll be the first to know.

Alrighty folks, I’m off to try my hand at PayDay FreeCell and the Too Much Scratching Badge. Which makes me think of hiking … because in addition to food, I love hiking. And when I’m hiking (trekking in Sedona, AZ is my favorite), I do whatever I can to avoid something that would result in too much scratching (like poison oak).

In fact, just thinking about scratching makes me feel itchy.

And now that I’m thinking about it (scratch, scratch), I’m not quite sure (itch, itch) how I feel about this Badge after all. Better win it fast!

Have a great (scratch, itch) day!

Pogo_Llama

 

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174 Comments

  • Some HOGS are my fav’s some aren’t. Miss my weekly
    Clue glad to hear it’ll be back soon.
    Love Boggle glad you added more ranks! Now can you
    add some more lol?
    I’ve made friends on the forum! I’ve made friends in
    rooms. Pogo is a lot different now though then it was
    years ago. There used to be a lot more chat. Some of
    the games it’s so hard to chat in. Some games still have
    Chat can’t be displayed sorry. Some games the chat isn’t
    on par with the game. The underneath chat I hardly ever
    bother with. GLA!

  • I don’t know whether you can answer a tournament question, but here goes — why don’t all the tournament teams start at zero at the beginning of every tournament? I’ve noticed on the first day that my team’s scores are zeroed out, but that doesn’t explain why the different levels, which seem to be proportionate to the scores which are being achieved, always seem to be extremely high in various games. This has been niggling at me since the beginning of the tournaments. If you can answer, fine. If not, it’s fine, too. Thanks for listening/reading. Love you Pogo_Llama.

    • Hi there,
      Tournament team scores do reset at zero at the beginning but the teams keep their Ribbons. So….it’s rank based upon the team’s Ribbon count until the scores start coming in. For example, if you have more Poppit gold Ribbons than any other team, you’d be “first” by default. I hope that helps. :)

  • Hello Pogo Llama. Just Love your Blog, and it is always interesting!! We just love Poppit Bingo and Solitare Gardens. Do you think there is any chance that Pogo could start a Wheel of Fortune Game?? Just Love this game, and would play every day. Your efforts on this Blog are really appreciated!!

    • Haha you know what’s funny is that I just watched Wheel of Fortune the other evening. Pat and Vanna!
      I’ll pass that request along, I just love it. Thanks for commenting and for your kind words. Glad to have you reading.

  • hi I need help in my pogo games cause after I am thru with the game it tells me I have a pop up blocker and some times my game that I am playing disappear and lose on the game that I am playing. Please help me I am new and still learning. thank you

    • Hi biglurchbabe, welcome to Pogo and the Pogo Community.
      What browser are you using? Based upon that, you’ll want to go into your settings and turn off popup blockers for Pogo.com. If you need some help with that, let me know. Thank you!

  • Great column Pogo Llama!

    A game I would like to see in the new HTML format is the card game Hearts!

    For some reason the old chat format is more conducive to conversation, I rarely see conversations in the newer chat format. I also notice that the more boring the game for the badge (mostly the slot games—like Monopoly bring out people that like to chat (in order to stay awake I guess–LOL) and friendships are made!!! Also Spooky Slots always had a fun group willing to strike up a conversation, thus, friendships were born.

    • Hiya Spurt81, Do you mean the horizontal vs. vertical chat format?
      Thanks for writing in, and thanks for your tip on the friendly people over at Spooky Slots. :)

  • I really like the new Blogs by Pogo_Llama. I also like that it is being kept positive and that Pogo_Llama is answering many of the posts. Gives it a very personal feel. Keep up the good work.

    • Thank you very much for the awesome words of encouragement, Ssassy57. It’s a terrific way to start off the weekend. Have a great one and thanks for being a part of Pogo :)

  • Hello!
    Can you please check to see why the game Big city Adventure doesn’t magnify correctly for me today? When I tried, everything was blurred. I play on Google Chrome which has worked for many years.
    Thank you.

    • Hi cindidc39,
      Sorry to hear BCA isn’t magnifying for you right now. Try to disable the hardware acceleration in Flash or in your browser. This should help. Thank you!

  • I really enjoy Scrabble but the dictionary starts rolling and will not stop! Please Pogo…

    I too enjoy your blog! Keep it coming.

  • Summer is coming we need and pogo minis swimsuit edition ,lol a lot of younger gals ask my wife about some of her older ones ? Hey pogo give SI a run for its money ,lol !

  • I would really love Wheel of Fortune also. I am aware of a lot of fellow pogo players who would like this game also! Come on POGO Game makers lets buy some vowels and guess some puzzles! Thank you Pogo_Llama, I look forward to your blog.

  • Hi Pogo Llama, I have received several gifts from Pogo for playing the Game of the Month. My problem is that I don’t know what to do with them. Are they backgrounds? goodys? or what? Should we be able to use them in our Pogo mini pictures? I can not get the gifts to do anything. Please help..is it just me?

    • Hi foreversapphire,
      These gifts are for your Mini. Go to All My Items and they’ll appear by default in order with the newest received items first. Hope this helps. Thanks for the question.

  • Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the expressions!! LOVE to use them and new ones will be flying off the shelves !!!

  • what is the long running script that won’t let pogo load a game and how do you get rid of it?

    • Hi Sswecker1,
      Take a looksee here on our Forums for help on that one. Sorry this is happening to you and I hope this helps.

  • Just wondering if anyone else has problems with pogo poppit? I spend 24 tickets to play a game, everything will be ok for a few games then all of a sudden when I go to collect at the end of the game it wont allow me to collect on winning tickets, rewards and such. I like playing this game but I also expect to be able to collect on my winnings……

  • I enjoy most of the HOGs, but do admit that some items are just ridiculously named. My favorite word game is Boggle. I do with that there was a way to ALWAYS be earning rank points or something. I don’t even need a badge or goody to go with the progression of rank, but would surely enjoy earning more rank points. I am maxed out, like many others have said, but if there were a way to have an infinite rank, this game would surely be the one to get it, in my opinion.

    I also wonder if and when we will be getting the LTTE back again. I do appreciate the blog llama, and am glad that the pettiness that could be present here, is not.

    • Thanks allyssanme. LTTE will not be coming back at this time, but you can feel free to ask questions here on this blog. Thanks again.

  • Want to add gems. Enter my password and it takes me back to the home page. Need help!!!

    • For this issue, please please go to our Help page and submit a ticket for customer support. They will be able to help you out. Thank you.

  • hello Pogo game Designer

    We got have an all ne Slot game or more ranks in hogs and Monopoly
    some how Spooky Alibaba sock hop and a few others Need to be redone to have better chat areas thank you all queeniebeebeate

  • I updated Java and now I get website has knocked me off!! all my favorite games are Java games now what?

  • I do not like the new graphics in most of my games, it’s like I’m looking at them through a window of frosted glass. Nothing is clear and sharp anymore, please do something about this, like going back to the way they were. Oh yes, all mahjong games are the worst.

  • I like all word games. Now I am starting scrabble. I am learning words I never knew! I hope my vocabulary expands.

  • Thank you for my bejeweled mini – got it yesterday!

  • :D