Blog Post #24 – May 16, 2017

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Welcome to Tuesday, Pogoians!

Wow, did that week go by fast or what?! (I know some of you out there said “or what!” ha-ha!) With the Badge Marathon and the Phlinx II Wednesday Challenge, my week zipped by. I ended up completing 5/10 Badges for the Marathon. My favorite one to play was the World Class Solitaire Badge. I liked being re-introduced to that game, plus I liked seeing all the new deck designs once I started flying from destination to destination. It took me two days to get this Badge and I spent a lot of that time chatting with you all, which I really enjoyed.

Please take this poll and let us know which Badge Marathon Badge you had the most fun completing!

Which Badge Marathon Badge did you have the most fun completing?

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How do you feel about dragons? Okay, so how do you feel about BABY dragons? Honestly, once you see this preview, I would be shocked if you didn’t think they are super cute! Thank you to Pogo_Rachael for the Thursday, March 18th,  Mini preview.
“Dragons are always a frequently-requested Mini item and what can I say? They warm my heart, too. We’re offering a Limited Edition Dragon Mini Goodie this Thursday, May 18 in our Mini Mall. Here’s a little preview for you.”

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Thank you for the preview AND for the cute baby dragon Mini, Pogo_Rachael!

 

Phlinx II

Some great updates were added to Phlinx II earlier this week! If you haven’t yet checked out the Phlinx II updates article, you can do so by clicking here.  Included in this article is a very informational progression chart. Many players have expressed confusion on how to follow their progress, so we mapped it out with the chart to help clarify the flow of the game. I hope this helps! Below is the progression flow chart.

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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. Can you explain why the way you update new ranks changes?

A. Thanks for the question! Ranks are always an interesting thing to talk about and can definitely be something of a mystery. So the answer to this question about ranks depends on the game itself. There are some games where we have the ability to halt progress that was made after the final rank has been earned. Then there are the games where we can choose to not halt the progress after the final rank achievement. And finally, there are some games where we don’t have a choice either way. So with that in mind, I’d like to propose a question to you (with a poll attached)!

For those games in which we can halt or not halt progress, which method do you prefer?

When we add ranks to a game where we can grandfather in progress or not allow grandfathered progress, which do you prefer?

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Wow! It’s a blog of polls this week! But you know why? Because we value and want your opinion. Thank you so much for taking your time to participate in these, and as we do take time to listen! Yay!

Oh oh! And for those of you who finished all 10 Badges for the Badge Marathon, the animated bonus Badge has started to be awarded so if you haven’t seen it yet, you will soon. Congratulations to all who finished all 10 and thank you to all who participated!

As I’m writing this, I’m looking outside at the sun. It is sunny, but a little chilly, here in the Bay Area. I hope you all have a very sunshiny day!

Happy Tuesday-ing!

Pogo_Llama

 

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If you’re having troubles loading or getting into a Pogo game, please go to Pogo’s Help Page. Unfortunately, I am unable to help out with any technical questions via the blog. Thank you!

 

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374 Comments

  • I really liked the pogo marathon. I would like to see more of that in the future. Would like to see more personal and weekly badges for the old games . I have my fiance playing pogo and he’s as hooked on it as me now.

  • Marathon was great but will you please fix Poppit bingo so we can get more than 50 ranks. Please, please, please fix this. I love this game but want to go further than the ranks you have.

  • Just a comment regarding the Marathon that ended 5/14…I do not really think it was a fair competition as there were too many games and challenges that took too long for that short period. Unless you sat and played all the time which I can’t and GOD Bless those who have all that Free time to just play games non-stop. It really is sad as I was unable to get the special badge and I played as often as I could.

    • I agree about the time limit. I was not able to complete all of the badges and really wanted to. I think some credit should be giving to those who tried.

    • when you work 50 years and retire you will have plenty of FREE time

  • abut grand fathering ranks that is some thing i hope pogo dose not do becase now yall add ranks to something every mo if u give automacly were the fun in going back a game u love and earning your way back up wich the fun

  • Love all the games, I have 5 favorites. Phlinx’s is one of them, but I CANNOT figure out how Phlinx’s2 works, and I really never have a problem with the games.

  • Hi Pogo Llama: On the Badge Marathon, to say that I was a bit skeptical that I could complete it in the time allotted would be an understatement, but alas I did thank you for your (Tips & Tricks) article and it was super fun, and challenging. Look forward to the next one if there is one.
    Since you as Pogo Llama came on Pogo there has been a vast improvement in Pogo as viewed from a customer viewpoint. You care about the users and it shows especially in your interaction with us, the users, both in your blogs and personal interaction with us. I could also tell that you receive a lot of respect from users as I note that when comments are open, people talk about the topic, rarely is there a cat fight or a complaint written off topic. May I congratulate you on your people skills and for sharing so much information with us about Pogo and what is to come. Pogo, I am sure is proud to have you on their team.

    • I am humbled. Thank you so much for your kind words, Shilo.

    • I think Slingo Blast was a little to much! It would appear that others felt the same since it was the least liked. After all, we all have a life of our own outside of Pogo even though I spend a lot of time on here. I played that game for hours and did not get it. I think you should have 9 of 10 required so if there is a game someone can’t get they can still be rewarded. That would give more people a chance. 9 of the 10 would be much more fun and I know a lot that did not get the Slingo Blast.

      • Thank you for your feedback, Twinmoma2 and thank you for participating in the Badge Marathon.

        • Was wondering when the special badge comes. I finished all badges in time frame, read badge was being rewarded but still have not seen.

          • Hi Grammylarsen,
            Thank you for participating in the Badge Marathon. The special badge should have been awarded by now. If you didn’t get it and you know you qualified for it, please contact customer support by going here. Thanks again soooo much!

  • Don’t know how to play Jungle Gin so didn’t play last month. Got the background today and don’t know why

  • I did enjoy the Marathon and it was a challenge but I did get it done. Of course, some games were harder than others but that is what made it interesting. Hope Pogo has another one. I play Crossword Cove every morning so am ranked out. Would be nice if more ranks were added. My Pogo subscription is well worth the money because it brings me hours of fun. Thanks and keep up the good work.

    • Thank you so much, kathlynng, for being a part of the Pogo community. I love that you start your morning with some Crossword Cove…perhaps a mug of coffee to go with it? :)

  • Pogo Llama, one more Laugh out loud item. You were asked about your gender and you chose to shine that one off. Because now we can guess and maybe even make it a sorta contest! My guess is (Female) and the reason I say that is; 1. you are articulate, 2. you are logical & reasonable, 3. you care about people, 4. you care about Pogo, 5. you try to help everyone that you can, 6. you have an excellent working knowledge of Pogo and the games. Thank you for all you do for us & Pogo… It would Take a lotta looking to find all those skills in one Male. LOL!

    Written by husband of shilopuppy6

  • Hi Pogo_Llama,

    I want to thank you very much for the cool animated marathon badge, was so surprised and happy. Was almost in tears, thank you so very much and Bless You!!! Have a great week.

    Sincerely,
    TD

    • Thank you very much, TDelam7667. I’m so glad you liked the animated Badge. :)

  • Hey Pogo Llama! How r u doing?

    I just wanted to give a big shout out THANKING The Club Pogo Crew for the 10 badge challenge! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to complete all of them on time even though I started them on time! Lol! I found a few of them challenging and am still working on them.

    I think Club Pogo should give out participation ribbons to those who? haven’t finished them on time. Just like the Tournament badges. Like an incentive just an idea? Tks so much.

    I would like to do another badge challenge again! Woo!

    Thanks Club Pogo for the Jungle Gin background! Loves it! Lol!

    Keep up the Great Work Club Pogo! Stick.

    • Thank you for your comment and for playing in the Badge Marathon, stickynicky409! Keep working on them!!

  • The Marathon was awesome! Time was getting short but I made it through. I hope we have more in the future. Phlinx II is still hard for me. I made it through the first 2 but when it comes to the third building, I end up losing a round and bounced back to the kiddie pool. I am hoping after playing and playing I make it through all the way. Love the Dragon!! Have a great week!!

  • I enjoy the Marathons but as always I did not enjoy many of the games chosen, would like if they could be based on our favorites….

  • Pogo Llama….my patients are taking over my Pogo account..I can;t tell you how much they love playing the games.. They love the bright colors and the music too. thank you for the new album..I might have to open a new account just for me…lol..I enjoyed they badge marathon ..it was fun

  • I think since some of us who have sight issues should be some kind of recognition if we cant get them all tyvm

  • I tried to complete the challenge but my vision gets very blurry due to Diabetes. I like the 5 badge ones to.
    Maybe next time I will have my eyes corrected. I really like POGO. It’s very good for my mind. My husband is away a lot
    so I exercise well and get my time in on POGO.

    • Hi nascarnut1724656,
      Thanks for your comment. I’m very sorry to hear about your vision problems due to Diabetes. That does make things so much harder. Thanks for being a part of Pogo, I’m glad we are here for you. Which are your favorite Pogo games?

  • Thank you for the feedback, Ckaren483

  • The Marathon challenges was something else but I managed to complete all 10 of them by early evening on Mother’s Day. I was thinking that I wasn’t going to get the special badge but I did and so happy with myself for hanging in there. This truly was not an easy task to accomplish so WTG to all managed to get theirs and here’s hoping next time those that didn’t make it will …

    • Super happy that you stuck with it and completed all 10 Badges, afraser327! Great job!!

  • Just looked at the marathon badge. Very well done. I love to swing, shhhh, even as an adult. Nothing is more fun than swinging in the summer rain. Thank you for the fun.

    • I totally and 100% agree, KathiSc! Thank you for sharing with me. :)

  • Okay, I did not finish all 10 in time, but, I had loads of fun doing the 7 I got finished. I have been a pogo fan forever & I had 2 accounts for a while, gave the one from 2000 to my mom, sadly she passed, but, she got to do some stuff. I kept this one, not sure if I can play the other one yet. Would it be possible to put more ranks in pinochle some day? I have been ranked out in that game forever. I love playing it & I still do, but would love new ranks. I love pogo & the games, no complaints here & you have been with me through so much some sad, some happy & grand kids born, Fantastic! I met friends on here in 2000 & I still get letters & cards & we do gifts for Christmas.
    Thank you again,
    Qwilleran16

    • HI Qwilleran16! Thanks for your comment. I agree that the Badge Marathon was fun to play in. I’m glad you had fun as well and continue to have fun with Pogo through all of your busy life activities and happenings. Thank you for sticking nearby and playing. :)

  • I was positive that I would not be able to finish the marathon due to work schedule but I kept doggedly going after it and if the cat needed out in the middle of the night then I would play a couple of the harder games. And somehow managed to pull it off. It may be m,y past experience. I have been a pogoian since 2000 and yes there were moments in a couple of games that reminded me of the…….can you guess THE DUCKS I was one that got the original badge done in the original time allotted . that sucker was 24/7. I think that helped with this lol LOVE the dragon. I do hope you do another challenge it was fun and you do get that sense of accomplishment.1 Have a great week Pogo Llama~~~~

    • Hi pamdew_727, that’s a great strategy! Make the most of your time while the cat does their thing outside.
      What’s your cat’s name? Congrats on getting all the Badges!

      • Thank you! His name is Charlie Chaplin, he has his mustache. He spends most of his time out in his bachelor pad (i.e.. enclosed carport for us humans ) :)

        • This is amazing. I love it! Thank you for sharing and I hope you AND Mr. Chaplin have a wonderful day!

          • thank you! You are such a sweetie. It is so enjoyable to read your blog. You keep it happy and heaven knows we need that now so THANK YOU!!!!

  • Did the 10 free badges and set a goal to get it done in 2 days 3 at the most. I did it in 3, could of in 2 but I have severe fibromyaligia and it rared it’s ugly head and put me down for most of the day a couple of those days. But pushed myself and got it in 3 so I am very proud of that. My mom sandi1943 did it in 2. PROUD OF HER AS WELL. We compete with each other like that. When I told her what I was gonna do she liked it and said she was setting the same goal. She beat me this time. But better watch out next time. .lol

  • Anyone know when I should expect the marathon special badge to show up ??

    • Hi there,
      If you completed all 10 Badges for the Badge Marathon, the animated Badge will be in your account within a few days if it is not already.

  • Loved the marathon–thank you

  • Although I love those games in which we can enlarge to full screen, there is an annoying black bar (reminds me of a car’s sun visor) that comes up anytime the cursor nears the top. Not only is this annoying, but it obliterates the game view for too many seconds each time, often interfering significantly, especially in timed situations. This silly bar serves no obvious purpose…. There must be some way to create a fix where players can elect to stop/prevent it. Can you check please? I am hoping it is an oversight that perhaps no one has bothered to mention before. I doubt anyone could like it!!! Thank you.

  • pogo_Llama you are definitely a female. lol You are very articulate, knowledgeable, and have a true gem of a personality. I love reading your answers to others and if you were male, I would keel over with a heart attack. lol Keep up the great job, you do and continue to shine in your own special way. :)

    • Hiya annajo2764. Thank you very much for such kind words. I do love the word “shine” as an adjective for me. I will strive for that. Glad you’re here, and thanks again.

  • Pogo Lama TY for your Insider Column I read it all the time. Love your humor and helpfulness.
    TY for the hints on Phlinx II. I finally gave up IE and went to Firefox Now at level 38.
    Keep up the good work. :)

    • You’re welcome. I’m super happy the tips helped with Phlinx II. :)

  • When will the entire Pogo program be available on Ipads and Iphones. I read a while ago Pogo was
    working on it. I use my Ipad mostly and can only play a few Pogo games. It would be great to
    be able to get everything on my Ipad.

    • There is a Pogo app available right now. If you go into iTunes and search for Pogo, you will be able to find it. Thank you!

  • Thanks for another interesting Pogo Insider…I didn’t get all 10 badges finished but I have a blast chatting with people and Thank You Pogo_Rachael for your beautiful art work and cute animal babies! I am really impressed with the new changes here! It is such fun to have a new twist on old badges! Thanks again! safirerlover

    • Thanks for your comment, safirerlover! I also found it quite lovely to chat with you all during the Marathon. :)

  • I made it through all 10 badges on time; however I did not receive my special badge yet! But I did enjoy the challenge.

  • i read in one of the blog posts about putting mini items in chests. how about an option to just plain delete items you don’t want or need anymore. do not think I will use the 2015 head band again etc..

  • I was able to complete 8 of the 10 games. My hand is slightly with arthritis so it does not move fast enough to do the Stack Um game. Here are possible suggestions for this next time. I really loved the challenge tho.
    1. have more then 10 games (say 20) then allow a special badge for finishing 10 of the 20 and then a super duper badge for all 20.
    2. Or have 10, 20, games where the player choses the best 10 that they can play, and if they finish those 10 they get a special badge on top of the badge for the game played. If you are able to finish more or all that’s another super badge. I have some friends that play that are not able to play some games in a time limit or not at all because of disabilities. But we all want to be included.

  • HI POGO LLAMA!

    I did not like the Badge Marathon the games were two time consuming except for Pogo Bowl and Story Quest. We had to do that in addition to the Wednesday Challenge, sorry but I work and I can’t devote a lot of time to Pogo!!! It seems those that are retired or at home a lot are being listened to and us working folks seem to get little say in Badge Challenges/Tournaments/Marathons! Please consider us working Club Pogo Members too!

  • finally I bought so cute baby dragon with my gems today.

  • I would of loved to take part in the marathon due to illness I was in hospital and unable too play thanks pogo

    • I’m so sorry to hear you were in the hospital with an illness. Are you doing better?

  • oK, THIS IS THE 3RD TIME I’M PUTTING A COMMENT ON HERE. THE OTHER ONE’S I CAN’T FIND THE POST FOR THEM. YES, I DID HIT SUBMIT. I DID THE MARATHON BADGE CHALLENGES. I FINISHED THEM ALL. LATER WHEN I WENT BACK IN TO BADGE CENTRAL. IT WAS TELLING ME THAT 2 OF THEM WEREN’T FINISHED. I AM REALLY UPSET IF I DON’T GET THE SPECIAL BADGE FOR COMPLETING THEM. IF I DON’T GET THE SPECIAL BADGE FOR THE CHALLENGES. THIS YEAR WILL BE THAT I WON’T BE RENEWING MY MEMBERSHIP|!!! THANK YOU. BOOPBOOPFH

  • Grandfathering Badge progress:
    When I played QWERTY, we played it to death, I had all the available ranks.
    Then 1 day I went in & every game I played I got a new badge!!!
    Had to go through my badge list to see them all!!
    Same thing happened in Hog Heaven Slots.
    BUT that did NOT happen in Word Whomp … played it to death too,
    played for hours everyday, had all the ranks!
    … suppose I was expecting to be at a higher rank when you brought the new ranks in,
    than I am, but alas not so!
    m

  • I would like you to remove all players using bots in the tournament. It’s not fair to the people who are playing and trying to reach higher rank when the bots play all night and keep knocking down your rank. If you look at the top leaders in the games you can tell they are not real players. Thank you

    • Thank you for the feedback on the Tournaments. I can assure you that we are definitely working to get rid of the bots. I sympathize with the struggle to play against them. Thanks again for your comment.

  • Pogo Llama

    HELP!! I have been trying for days to reach EA Help. I click on help, click on chat, fill out the data saying I need technical help, then get to a Sign In page and that is as far as I can get. Occasionally I get a request for my name and e-mail account in case I have trouble reaching you but filling that out gets me no where. Can you please tell me how to contact your help people? My Poppit II will not allow me to save a move for later use. Also, I notice Snood is no longer one of your games but it is in one of my starter albums. How are we supposed to complete the album if the game is no longer available? I am an avid Pogo fan and have been for years but it is so frustrating not to be able to get answers.

    • Hi there syljoann7,

      To contact Pogo customer support, please make sure you are signed into your account and click here to follow the steps to submit a customer support ticket.

      In regards to the Starter Album with the Snood Badges, you will still be able to complete the Badges even with the Snood Badges not completed. Thank you!