Blog Post #14 – March 7, 2017

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Everything is springing up Pogo!

We’re about a week away from Spring and I can’t wait for that extra hour of sunlight. Ahhh! Plus, everything is coming up flowers (and bees – I love bees) on our updated Facebook fanpage, thanks to our fantastic Pogo artists. Follow us on Facebook, if you’re not already.

** All new games that are being previewed below will be available on Pogo.com coming soon!

And you know what else I like? COOKIES!

Pogo Insider EXCLUSIVE: Cookie Connect

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We can’t wait for you to sink your teeth into this delicious HTML 5 treat. I mean, COOKIES. C’mon! You won’t have to daydrool … I mean, daydream … long before getting your first taste of Cookie Connect on Pogo in the next few weeks.

Cookie Connect is almost fully baked, so in the meantime, catch a whiff of what’s coming soon in these tasty screenshots I whipped up just for you. YUM!

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(Another) Pogo Insider EXCLUSIVE: Phlinx II

‘Tis the season for all things new, new, new! Get swept away in the ancient mysteries of ancient Egypt in all-new Phlinx II. Join Amelia and together unravel intrigues in a paradise bedecked with powerful glyphs.

I practically had to pry these super-secret, sneak-peak photos out of game developer Joe’s hands. And he let me have them because I promised you all wouldn’t tell a soul! ;)

Phlinx II is on its way soon … stay tuned for more details about this HTML 5 treasure.

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(Yet Another?!?) Pogo Insider EXCLUSIVE: Poppit! Party

Feeling fancy? Good! Because Spike is back and he’s throwing one heckuva a party in Poppit! Party!

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From the looks of these photos we got our hands on, looks like Spike’s got some interesting taste in party attire. I guess we’ll learn more as time goes on – keep checking in here for the latest updates!

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SneakPeak:

Pogo_Rachael is here in this glorious blog post number 14 to clue us in on CLUE Episode 339 (Which will be free to Club Pogo Members next Monday, March  13th). Oh, and don’t forget about  b Episode 338, too, which will be released at the same time as Episode 339! ;)

“I’m a big fan of St. Patrick’s Day and I really wanted to play that up in this episode of CLUE.

In it, the top leprechaun of Ireland has gone missing for mysterious reasons. All of the scenes in this episode take place in Ireland; I had a lot of fun talking to an Irish coworker about their favorite locations.

Because this episode is free for our Club Pogo players, I also wanted to make sure that our CLUE artists made the badge extra-special. We always want our badges to look nice, of course, but we know how much everyone likes to show off holiday-themed Badges & chat icons. Here’s a preview of Episode 339’s leprechaun-themed Badge. You’ll be able to earn it yourself on Monday, March 13th!”

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And because Pogo_Rachael is so super awesome and loves the Community so much, she tossed in a bit of an “extra” sneak peak this week (hey, that rhymes!) with The Brothers’ Treasure Limited Edition Mini!

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(Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m curious what the Pogo Community does to celebrate? I’d love to hear some good family-long traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebration stories! Put ‘em below in the Comments, please!)

 

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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: A few weeks ago, you may recall we had the Kimono My Heart on sale in the Mini Mall for 32,000 Tokens. A few people asked if this was a typo the real price. Let me answer that right here.

A: Indeed, that item was on sale for 32,000 Tokens on purpose.

This is an indicator the item had previously been in the store at some point. It had been set to that cost so when it went back into the Mini Mall, the price remained the same.

That’s usually the case when we put items back in the Mini Mall. Hope this helps to clarify and apologies for any confusion. (If you’re newer to Pogo or missed out on some of the older releases, now’s your chance to snap them up!)

Q: There are plenty of players who would gladly spend their gems to have some fun playing some of the older PBAs and M&Ms which are in the vault but have never seen the light of day since being placed there. Seems like a win-win situation since nothing new would have to be created on your end and players would enjoy it immensely! 

A: Alrighty folks, it’s your turn to chime in. Which older PBAs and Badges would YOU like to see come back to the Vault? Please comment on your PBA and Badge wishes below.

 

Man … I am wiped out after all that goodness! And you guys have some work to do, clearing your entire spring and summer schedules to play all these new games. Because when Pogo gets Spring Fever, we don’t mess around. Having fun is serious business around here! J

And don’t forget, Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday, March 12 (yay!). So set those clocks one hour ahead before going to sleep on Saturday night.

TTFN!

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731 Comments

  • I miss games like Alchemy and Word Mojo….I like word games etc. You had one, it was tiles and you spelled words I think it was called Scramble????????? Thanks…..PS I can play Word Mojo and Alchemy on other sites but they use Java

    • I getting excited for another 60 rounds of solitare gardens to come out on Wednesday.

  • I got firefox to work on java games. There was a button that asked if I wanted firefox to allow java to run. I clicked allow and played aces up with no problem

  • i am so extited about the 5 new games i hope they have ranks i cant wait for the new games to come out i hope pogo fixes all the games so they will load much faster and do away with java and change all the games to flash i hope so and happy saintpaddys day and thanks for the new games

  • Perhaps POGO could develop a flash Texas Hold’em…or flash versions of some of the java games for the future??? I really don’t care for IE but I guess I’ll have to use it to play the Java games. I may Check out some of the other browsers i.e. Torch and Opera. Just a suggestion Pogo..Love ya!

    • I believe Flash is going the way of the dinosaurs … it is a dying breed. HTML5 is the new standard. TH and java games would have a much longer shelf live if reworked into a new HTML5 concept. So I’m fairly certain that is what Pogo could be expected to do.

      • I just hope whatever the format, Pogo revives some of the games that run in Java, such as Texas Hold’em and Thousand Island, Dice city Roller. Thx, MyRedRaven, and I believe you are right!

  • COOKIES!?

    Arroooo!!!

  • PLEASE add more ranks to Poppit Bingo I love this game and I’m at rank 50 Please add more raNKS!!!

    • Please add more ranks to Pogo Bowl :-)

      • Please add more ranks to BOGGLE! It took a few years to add a new rank (to 60) should have did it to rank 100. The only next rank up used to be to spell a 10 letter word, but only the bots can do that!

      • I would love more ranks too. Also, world class solitaire

      • I WOULD LOVE MORE RANK TO BOWL.

    • totally agree to add more rooms to poppit bingo, doubt I’ll be getting very excited about the new games. Barely tolerated wonderland memories and detest poppit and phlinx lol, oh well can’t please everyone ha.

  • looking forward to the new games and having larger cards in some solitaire games would be a great help.

    Love pogo and thankx for all the hard work you do

    hugs

  • Thank you POGO for the sharing rooms

  • Is that long version of the Quick Quack badge still in storage??? That would be a real challange for badge seekers who want to get rid of point. Heheheheh, I had a blast doing it the first time, wouldn’t mind tryiing under this name now.

  • JUST ADD MORE RANKS to more games, PLEASE

  • Hello im enjoying pogo as always hoping u will run badges and albums 2003 till 2009 could not always afford them when they first came out happy playing to all thanking you in advance Meg

  • I’m excited about the new games, but would it be possible to incorporate a bit of variety in the types of games….perhaps some new word games or card games or a game similar to Thousand Island Solitaire or Makeover Madness?

  • nice

  • I’m looking forward to the new games, especially PhlinxII.:D Suggestion: Since Pogo_Llama is monitoring this blog (and replying to various posts), it makes sense that the ‘Report Comment’ button is redundant and could be removed.;)

  • Love St Patrick’s Day! The bright spring green everywhere and the Leprechauns and the fun music and the pot of gold! With a Scottish Family tree, orange is the color to sport on that contrary Day of the Emerald Isle… but I get to wear green on Pogo the whole month long!! Check out my Snapshot! XxxO – Vicki

  • St. Paddys day, the wearing of the green even those not Irish. Boiled dinner of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and of course Irish soda bread. Wishing for that pot o gold at the end of the rainbow. Nana

    • You forgot the Carrots,lol. Have a Great St.Patrick’s Day!!!!!!!!!

  • I like backgammon but you haft to wait for someone to play, it would be nice to be able to play the robot.

    • amen to that!!! especially for a beginner that isn’t comfortable playing with people who get impatient

    • I second that, especially as a learner, most other players just take advantage and all I have learnt is to be disheartened. Don’t think I will ever get the gist of the game :(

    • I agree. I play alot o games by myself. Please let us use robots for backgammon.

    • I agree with you and I would like to play it with robots instead

    • I agree! Also Spades cannot be played with robots either so I have almost every Spades badge undone…..this is mostly because I am impatient and hate to wait for a human to make a decision! And sometimes, that wait is WAY too long. Robots play immediately LOL. :>)

    • Agreed!

  • Please add more ranks to my favorite game Jungle Gin :)

  • what exactly is HTML games? What format or how will these type of games be accessed to play? Not sure what the big announcement of HTML games is all about. Please help me understand. Thanks

    • This is a super great question, cfrank1966. In short, HTML 5 is a programming language used by web browsers. I’m going to go more in depth with this question in my next blog. Thanks again for asking.

  • I enjoy Pogo Games very much. I am looking forward to some new games.

  • More ranks to Poppit Bingo and to Pogo Bowling. Need more Badge in Clue, more ranks n Mahjong Safari, Mahjong Gardens, Everyone Wins bingo, Crazy Cakes, Letters From Nowhere,Shuffle Bump,Sudoko Blast,Addiction Solitaire, Word Whomp.

  • you guys need to make spades new ranks or start from the start love playing SPADES THANKS

  • And I just can not wait for Spring to come to NY

  • The St Pats themed episode is nice. The mini-mall if full of St Pats/Irish themed items….also nice. Better than all that, however, would be a St Pats themed MINI CONTEST! What’s the point of buying new St Pats items without some place to “show them off”? POGO said they would probably have a contest for “some” of the holidays…..so what constitutes a “holiday”? Those mini contests twice a week were a LOT of FUN but then there were none! NOW they show up occasionally and with only a day or two notice to boot and then it’s not even on the “regular” days it used to be on so many of us missed the few that we’ve had since they were kind of brought back.
    I know they take up some time for the POGO staffers and POGO is busy with trying to get new games going etc but I’d so like to see the contests return to at least one a month (one a WEEK would be much better though!)since there is a holiday in every month but August. How about it POGO? St Pats is coming, Easter, Flag Day, 4th of July……?!? Your membership would really appreciate a few more contests in the future…..

    • Thank you for your suggestion of more Amazing Mini Shows. The next one will be in April to celebrate spring. Thank you for being a part of the Pogo Community and voicing your thoughts and suggestions.

  • I cant wait to play the new games hope it plays on firefox and internet explorer

  • I’m not excited about any of the new games :( With all of the requests on the Pogo Forums, I wish Pogo would bring out some new board games and new card games. We’ve been asking for nearly 3 years now, and that that keeps coming out is hide and find games, and match 3 games and solitaire games.

    I’d be MORE excited if a new board game would come out, rummikub, sequence, or something along those lines.

    I know a lot of people are happy with these new releases, but I am longing for something more.

  • Excited about the new games, especially Phlinx II. I use Windows 10 (Edge) to play games. I have Mozilla Foxfire but it doesn’t work. Am not savy on CPU. Hope it will continue to work. Love my games.

  • I sure miss playing Dice cities Rollers…is there any chance of re-formatting it so we can play it again….a lot of the java games were games people played to socialize….Please bring them back….Thanks

  • I love bowling. so could you make room for more bowling and awards for pogo bowl thanks Janie Gilliam

  • I would love to see the waving American flag badge. You offered it for the 4th of July holiday a few years ago and I missed it. Also I want FULL SCREEN please. Thank you.

  • Please open up locations on Mahjong Escape faster. I have completed all locations (w/o buying any extra helpers,I might add). Then I have to wait weeks before the next one opens up. I love this game. Also same comment for Solitaire Gardens. Thx

    • Thanks for being such a fan of Pogo, Woodyc53! Especially with Mahjong Escape and Solitaire Gardens!

  • The Cookie Connect is a game that I am looking forward to playing.

  • There was a question asked about returning some items for purchase with gems, like the PBA’s or M&M’s, but I wonder about bringing back some of the mini items, as you recently did with the 32K kimono. I don’t mind spending higher prices for minis.

    My next question would be WHY CAN’T WE PURCHASE HAIR IN DIFFERENT COLORS, OF THE SAME STYLE. The mini mall shows color availability, and then allows you to purchase one color of that style, then says put on, once you own it instead of offering to allow you to purchase more of the same in a dif color. Please, Please, Please, make this a doable thing. Thanks so much.

  • waiting is the game for poppit bingo. Have been still playing, waiting for the badge for rank 50 room 8. I hope they bring it out soon it been over a month and still have a empty 50 star. It does say in the challenge that there is a badge for rank 50 but have not seen it yet. hope it comes soon PLEASE it would be nice to see. Thank You

    • Hi, bluegoose019. Thanks for being such a fan of Poppit! Bingo. The new ranks are being worked on right now but I do not have an estimated time of arrival. :)

  • Love my Pogo <3 Been playing in Pogo since it started and it's come a long way baby!! Very commendable work!! Lots of changes and always for the better. Best game site on the internet and I've been in a LOT of them. Thank you so very much for all the hard work over the years Pogo gang!! Looking forward to the new games!!

  • I love pogo I don’t have a computer right now I’m on a tablet I can’t play pogo on it except for poppit bingo I wish you can make all your games HTML then I can play again I miss pogo thank you I hope to be back soon I would never give up my membership

  • pogo games are getting so confusing for us oldies… some just won’t load/… some take forever… I always just walk away with my volume up so I can hear when it’s finally ready to let me play… I’m sure not loading a bunch of new things just to be able to play … as people are saying they have to do. I know it IS NOT my computer that is slow… everything else loads instantly… except a lot of your games… First class solitaire is a nighmare waiting and waiting… and so many other games… YOu people are making things so stressful lately

    • Thank you so much for pointing all this out, spinner054. I will send this along to the team and keep this in mind for the future. All the best and thank you for being a part of the Pogo community.

      • YES – I agree with spinner054. CLUE is the worst but Jungle Gin slows to a crawl sometime too. Love POGO but hate it when I can’t play the games I like.

  • There aren’t enough “pogo members only” room. I can’t play backgammon anymore, without getting harassed in some way, by non paying members They curse and call names. That isn’t what I pay for. Of course there is nothing that can be done. Because when they get reported for their actions, they just change screen names.

  • Would like to see all the badges in the bundles come back from the Vault, so we could get them. Not many I don’t have, but would like the chance to get all the badges that have been available at some time.

  • Hello! I have been a member of Club Pogo since day one! I have all but 8 of the 132 Premium Badge Albums (PBA’s) that I know of. These are “Best of” albums that I chose not to purchase. However, there were 2 albums – “Haunted Pogo” which was a Limited Edition album, and “Pogo Heroes”, which somehow managed to slip by me. I sure would love the opportunity to get these 2 albums to ‘complete’ my collection! Thanx a bunch from a true badge hound!!

    • Thanks for the requests and love your “nickname” as a true badge hound! ;)

  • Good Luck Charms- Released March 22nd, 2011

    Animal Babies- Released April 5th, 2011

    A Taste of Country- Released May 24th, 2011

    Summer Gardens- Released June 14th, 2011

    Enchanted Pogo- Released August 9th, 2011

    Fall Inspirations- Released October 11th, 2011

    Celebrations- Released November 8th, 2011

    Jackpot- Released February 7th, 2012

    Underwater World- Released June 4th, 2012

    The Pogo Games- Released July 30th, 2012

    Quick Fixes- Released March 11th, 2013

    A Pogo Journey: Part 1-3

    Casino Oasis- Released May 5th, 2014

    Speed Demons- Released August 4th, 2014

    Pogo Heroes- Released July 2nd, 2012

    Brave Service- Released May 26th, 2014

    Club Pogo 10- Released July 8th, 2013

  • OMG the new Phlinx looks amazing. I love the Cradle games where you build up the empire as you play, hoping something similar with this one. Pogo is awesome!

  • another idea for the java games regarding badges. maybe Pogo could come up with another set of starter badges with just the java games. that way, those that can play the java games can still earn badges and those that can’t play the java games and want to earn all of their weekly badges can still do so.

  • Hi there! anyone can play Java games! simply add IE as a browser! I have 1indows 10 (not too happy with that!) and google chrome. I wanted to play my Fav Games and they were Java, so downloaded IE, and now use that browser exclusively for Java Games. Well… I play ALL Pogo games on IE!

  • @longhaji I would like to second that motion as well. I usually use Chrome Browser, but when I want to play Java Games I will use Fire Fox or Windows Edge browser and I think that you have a great idea regarding badges for Java Games for people who still can play java games. 2 thumbs up ^^

  • When I play the java games , I use the OPERA browser…it’s a free download and i have never had a problem playing the java games on it !! Just a thought for people that want to continue playing java games !!

  • Thanks, Gurl.
    I’ve never heard of that one.

  • When I play java games I use Torch or IE both free browsers.Works great and love the old java games myself.

  • I have heard of that and forgot about it. Will download it. thanks! I have been playing Pogo since 2000 and many of the java games go back so far and I have been playing sooooooo long lol thanks for the suggestion!

  • I use a combo of Chrome & Opera. If I know it’s a Java game, I use Opera. Works great for me!

  • if you use firefox, download 52/ESR that will be available until 2028. I did it today and voila, i could play java again without IE

  • MSN has done away with IE and you can not down load it any more — believe me I have tried. Not supported.

  • I use Firefox to play the Java games…

  • Edge (Windows 10), Chrome, and Firefox no longer supports Java, only Internet Explorer supports Java.

  • correction when my Firefox updated I could no longer use Firefox for the Java games, I installed IE11 and don’t forget to enable Java before you play your first Java game. A window at the bottom of the IE screen automatically popped up asking me if I wanted to allow it, and after I did I was able to play all my favorite Java games… :)

  • Edge gives you the option to open IE directly thru that browser. Very simple. This thread is not meant for “techy” stuff, was supposed to be about St.Patrick’s Day Traditions and vaulted badges. I apologize for going off track myself, I did want to add a quick reminder and try to bring it back on track. I can’t wait for the COOKIES!!!!! I love the games that involve FOOD!! Cakes, Candy, Cookies!!! When I PLAY with it, I don’t eat it! LOL!!! YAY!!!!