Blog Post #29 – June 20, 2017

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Greetings Pogoians,

Welcome to the Poppit! Bingo edition of the Pogo Insider! You may have already seen the new rooms and updates for Poppit! Bingo are now available. If not, let me be the first to let you know they are now available. Hip hip hooray!

But first…..

 

Amazing Mini Show

The NEXT Amazing Mini Show will be Thursday, June 29th at 2 PM PT in Bingo Luau. The theme is “Fireworks in the Sky” We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Sneak Peek

I have TWO Sneak Peeks for you this week!

Thank you to Pogo_Rachael for an awesome preview of what’s to come this week in the Mini Mall!

“We know that patriotic Minis are some of the most popular – and most requested – items by players, so it’s always a challenge to come up with something better and brighter than what we did the year before. That’s how we ended up with a Mini release that has an American Flag Bald Eagle and a rather unique Uncle Sam or two. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and have a lot of fun this coming Fourth of July!”

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The Badges pictured below just came out today and these Badges may be two of my very favorite Badges that I’ve seen so I had to talk about them. Nirvana is one of my favorite bands and I love Marshall’s take on Nestor as the swimming baby in the pool that the band used on their album, Nevermind.

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Here’s what Marshall had to say behind the creation of these two Badges:

“For the first 5 years I was creating Super-Secret Badges, I was making Pogo parody versions of well-known and iconic art (Van Gogh’s Starry Night, the Mona Lisa, Rodin’s the Thinker etc.). Eventually I ran out of artworks that would be very recognizable. So, sometime in 2016 I started creating badges that were inspired by classic movie posters, and then I expanded into memorable album cover art. I’ve really been having a lot of fun with it. For the month of June I’ve designed Pogo versions of Nirvana’s landmark album “Nevermind” and DEVO’s memorable “Freedom of Choice”. I can still remember the first time I saw DEVO. It was on Saturday Night Live (probably around 1979 or 1980) and they were playing a very “robot-like” rendition of the Rolling Stone’s “Satisfaction”. Truly unforgettable.”

Thank you, Marshall, for sharing your behind the scene insight on these two Badges. Also, seeing DEVO for the first time on TV must have been amazing. Has anyone out there ever seen DEVO live? What’s your favorite concert?! (Comment below).

 

Poppit! Bingo

We’ve just rolled out a big update in Poppit! Bingo that goes beyond 8 rooms, so you’ll really be able to get your Bingo on. What’s been added, you ask?

  • New Rooms
  • Collectibles (New Feature!)
  • New Badges
  • New Ranks
  • Internal balance changes
  • Visual indicators

Wow. That’s A LOT of new stuff in Poppit! Bingo. You can read up on all the info in this article on Poppit! Bingo’s new updates here. Have questions about the new updates? Feel free to ask them in the comments below!

Oh! And if you play Pogo on Internet Explorer 11, Poppit! Bingo will be available to play there on Friday, June 23. Please read about that here.

 

 

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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. I am rank 50 in Poppit Bingo and play room 8 all the time. Why have I not received the room 8 Badge in my album? Are there any other Badges in this game coming up?

A. I feel this is the perfect question for today’s blog because YES, now there are other Badges for Poppit! Bingo that have just been released AND you will get your room 8 Badge now as well. If you have ranked 40 or higher, please play one round of Bingo in any room and you’ll be auto-awarded the Badge. Thanks for your patience with this. We’re soooooo happy it’s available for you all!

 

Alrighty folks! Now is the time to go forth and play some Poppit! Bingo and if you have any (non-technical) questions, submit them in the comments below. I will do my very best to answer them or to ask someone on the team who can answer them.

Do you like summer? I sure do! Growing up in Wisconsin during the summer was the best! (Except the mosquitos!) I don’t miss the humidity but I sure do miss those warm summer evenings. In honor of the summer solstice this weekend, I’ve changed the Pogo Facebook Fanpage cover photo and profile picture to a summery theme. How festive! Please drop on by and have a look.

And now I have a question for YOU: what do you like best about summer? For me, it’s the fog that covers the coast here in the Bay Area. Makes for great hiking weather!

 

Happy bingo-ing, Pogoians! I love that you’re all here.

Cheers until next Tuesday,

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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325 Comments

  • I love the Nestor Sparkles mini. I have looked everywhere but cannot find it.Help!

    • That will be available next Thursday during the Amazing Mini Show. Sorry for the confusion.

  • I have not really liked any of the newest games recently released on Pogo. For that reason and a few other reasons I had decided not to renew my Club Pogo membership when it expires next month. However, I might have to rethink that because I really like Poppit Party, although I do not like Poppit at all. I guess the power-up and costume gimmicks are a perk that makes this game more fun than regular Poppit. I also like Poppit Bingo fairly well and am trying to see if I can get to like the new Phlinx as much as the regular Phlinx (which I love). But I cannot stand most of the weekly challenges as they are always in games I do not really enjoy most of the time, same with the PBAs (they contain badges for too many games I hate to play, like everyone’s beloved Mahjong Escape). But for Poppit Party alone I might have to stay a member of Club Pogo.

    • Hiya Zel528zel,
      Thanks for commenting with your thoughts on PBA challenges and the new H5 games. I’m curious to know which other games you’d like to see for challenges, please do feel free to reply back with your thoughts on that as I will pass those suggestions along to the team.
      Poppit! Party IS super fun with the costumes, I agree. What’s your favorite costume so far?
      Thank you sooooo much for commenting and for being a part of Pogo.

      • I like the hippie the best so far for the costumes in Poppit Party. As for weekly challenges, I like Phlinx, Boggle Bash (although the game ran smoother in Java before the conversion, but I still love the game), Bejeweled Twist (only Bejeweled that I like), Everyone Wins Bingo, Poppit Bingo, Pegland, Phlinx 2, Poppit Sprint, Space Hunt, and Zuma’s Revenge. I cannot stand to even look at Mahjong Escape, although I know many people love this game. Fortunately I have found a few very easy-to-beat levels and I just replay those over and over until I can finish any weekly badges in this miserable game. I used to really enjoy Solitaire Gardens until they added the seeds and made the levels harder to beat – I played that one several hours or more each day, and now I have moved it to the same category where I have Mahjong Escape (cannot stand playing these games at all and only deal with them for weekly badges). I realize you have to have variety in your games because not everyone likes the same types of games, but sometimes it seems we have too many weekly challenges in the same games. Of course the variety of the weekly challenges was larger when the Java and Flash games were offered, but I know that not everyone is able to play the Java games. I do think it is good that Pogo is trying to come up with some new games in the HTML5 format because I think Flash is going to the same graveyard as Java in the very near future, so it is good to be getting the jump on this ahead of the Flash funeral. But I really do love the Poppit Party and can entertain myself with that game for a few hours each day, so keep up with these new and fresh games, PLEASE! And I put Risk and any of the Battleship games in the “YUCK” category, too. Keep them around for people that like them, but skip the weekly challenges in these games, please. I have a Naval Battleship from another year I just could not stand to finish so I guess I will try and suffer through it as a personal next week.

        • Hi Zel528zel,
          Thanks so much for your response. There’s some great feedback here and I really appreciate it. Have a really great week.

  • To say I am pleased about the re-release of the Java badges, is a understatement. I am ecstatic, I love them. Thank you so much for the re-release Pogo :) Hope all is well with you, Llama…

  • Is there any way that pogo can extend the expiration date for the java badges ? Most of us don’t get paid until the 1st. I would be buying almost all of the badges if the date could be extended. Pretty please?

    • I did ask and relay to the team the request of extending the Java sale. Thank you!

      • Thank you so very much!! I have looked at all of the badges , and determined that I will be buying at least 3/4 of them if not more. As of right now, i only have 24 gems . Thanks again for asking. Have a good day!

    • I so agree with you! Will buy them all if they will extend the time to the 1st.

  • Hi Pogo_ Llama….question is…on Poppit Party, when I was on rank 19, I got a pop-up that said ,when you reach level 20 you will get a gold badge. I am on rank 22 now and still nothjng..how does this work? Is it an actual badge?,or the policeman’s badge?
    Fluffy

    • Hiya Fluffy,
      The Gold Badges are awarded once you get a costume to level 5. The ranks are different Badges. I hope this helps. Thanks so much. Glad you’re playing!

      • OK Thank you very much Pogo_Llama. I think it was about level 5 in the costumes now that I think back on it..2 to go there..
        Fluffy

  • Thank you and POGO for the great re-lease of all the badges..Now MAYBE I can reach 7000 badges this year…I hope. Good Work POGO Team

  • Love all the new Minis items for the 4th of July.

  • Pogo_Llama

    Wanted to send you a huge hug ((((((((((((((((((((((( ))))))))))))))))))) for re-releasing the Best Of Pogo Bowl PBA. How about making Pogo Bowl a more than twice a year Wednesday challenge? Only issue with Poppit Bingo is having to go back and re-do the rooms I’ve already done. I’ve been at rank 49 for a long time and to go back and re-do the other rooms again is a bit redundant and time consuming. I feel the prizes for these rooms should have been awarded if players already completed them. Just a thought for the future. Also, when will you guys be adding more ranks to Boggle Bash? Would love to see that happen. Thanks again for all the work you do and Happy Summer Soltice!!!

    • Hi there, Lalascrazy7!
      Wow, thank you so much for the lovely comment. I am VERY happy that YOU’RE happy with the Pogo Bowl PBA. Enjoy and you have a great day and summer. :)

  • I would like to see updated pets in the pet shop. I have a Golden Retriever of course the one you all have that looks like one has bunny ears. I love my dog lol

    • Awwww sooooo cute. Dogs are amazing. I know Pogo_Rachael gets pet requests quite often from players. I will send this along. Thank you.

  • When I first joined pogo 7 years ago they didn’t have all these new games, why can’t we go back to some of those old games with new badges and weekly badges? I still love some the old games. such as:
    Golf Solitaire(my favorite)
    Mini Golf Madness
    Connect 4
    Monopoly World Edition
    Thousand Island Solitaire
    Would be great and exciting to have those back,hoping you pass this along to the Pogo Team and staff…still loving Poppit Party, Thanks and have a great day!

  • Thank you so much Pogo for the sale on java badges!!! Purchased quite a few. Will probably go back in a couple of days and get more. Can you please release the rest of the java MnM badges from the vault while we are still able to play them? I still want to get a few of Thousand Island Solitaire. I did not have any to purchase from the list. One of my favorite games to play.

  • I second maddogturkey’s request. Please extend the sale of the java badges.

  • I would love to buy most of the new releases, but I am having problems purchasing the gems. Is there something happening on your end that is making the purchase of gems impossible at this time?

    • Hi there,
      What is happening when you try to purchase Gems right now?

      • I tried buying gems and was unable to get it to go through. I tried 2 times. What do we have to do?

        • Hi Bckyb48,
          You will have to contact Pogo support for this issue. You can do so by clicking here and submitting a support ticket. Thank you.

  • Poppit Party is a PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Bring on the second installment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The best game in my 13 years here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Thank you soooo much for the awesome feedback on Poppit! Party, Dcd286! I am super happy to hear you’re enjoying it. AND thank you for being part of Pogo for 13 years!

  • im tired of not getting all my bingos in poppit bingo how about it pogo!!

    • Hi DeBiss9,
      I’m unsure of what you mean by this. Do you call bingo and it doesn’t go through? How are you not getting all your bingos? Please explain further.

  • sorry I thought this was for poppit bingo, this is what my question is about and how many more ranks?

    • Hi there,
      There are a total of 200 ranks now in Poppit! Bingo. Also, it’ll take longer to rank up as you go from rank to rank. Thank you!

  • Pogo_Llama,

    I want to talk about Poppit Bingo. I am pleasantly surprised it is working quite well for me. I am having fun with the game, and have achieved a lot of badges. But I have this nagging question. I have received badges thru level 11, but my rank still shows I am rank 50. Why did I achieve 3 more rooms but my rank never increased? I was hoping you would honor the “Grandfathered vote” from your recent poll? Can you please explain it to me? Thank you and I am not complaining, I am just trying to understand.

    • Hiya mookermom11!
      Thanks for your question and I’m super happy to hear you’re enjoying the updates in Poppit! Bingo. I’m happy to answer your question, as well. As you progress from rank to rank, it will take extra effort and, thus, time, to climb up. Your rank is increasing, I totally assure you.
      The “Grandfathered vote” that you asked about is in reference to a poll question in a previous Pogo Insider. The question was, “When we add ranks to a game where we can grandfather in progress or not allow grandfathered progress, which do you prefer?” and this means that if you’re playing a game and you reach the maximum rank, as you keep playing and gaining progress, would you like to be awarded badges when/if the game updates or not.

      • Thank you for your kind response Pogo_Llama. I was trying to ask why I went up in ranks for playing Poppit Bingo, but I was still starting at rank 50. I really wish the Poppit Bingo team would consider adding more XP and the ability to get more Bingos per game. Blackouts are nearly impossible now. I just don’t enjoy the game as much as I used to. This was a game I truly loved.

        • Hi Mooker,
          I understand and I am sorry to hear you’re not enjoying the game as much as you used to. Which room are you currently at right now? Thanks and have a great weekend.

          • Hi Pogo_Llama.

            Regarding Poppit Bingo… (I do enjoy the game, but sad about some changes)

            I am still at rank 50 (but almost rank 51). I have thru room 11 opened to me, and I understand I need to get to rank 55 before I can open room 12. I love all the new badges associated with the game. I have had a lot of fun collecting those. I think the team was very generous. The artwork on the badges…top notch. I am just surprised that I went from room 8 to room 11 and my rank never increased.
            Don’t want to be a complainer here. I just thought I would go up in ranks for earning rooms 9-11. Hope that makes sense to you. Thank you again for your kind response.

            Rhona

          • Hiya and happy Tuesday, Mookermom11.
            Indeed, I hear what you’re saying. It will definitely take longer to rank up as you go further and further. All systems are working as intended, though, and I appreciate the question. What is your favorite room so far?

  • wow .. Just took poppit bingo off my favorites list. Changes for what 0 bingos, 0 bingo’s after I used my cactus cash, use power ups get nothing & then the game freezes up …. what’s wrong with this picture .. waste of time & win nothing is not what I’m here for was fun before your so called changes were suppose to be better……….not!!!

    • Thank you for your feedback, BgCook4. I am sorry to hear the updates to Poppit! Bingo are not conducive to a positive gaming experience for you right now.

    • I so agree with Bgcook, not fun anymore…eats too much cash with little reward, and takes forever to try and rank up. Spoiled another game with uneeded updates, just adding more rooms was all we really wanted.

  • Can you please tell me why it is saying on my home page,5 days to next club time rewards when it was only renewed in February.

    • I can definitely answer that for you, Milliehay. The renewal date for Club Pogo does not actually match the anniversary of when a player became a member. They are two different dates. I hope this helps. Thank you soooo much for asking.

      • Sorry I may have read this wrong. Is the yearly renewal and club time rewards two different things?

        • Yes indeedy they are two different things. Thank you for asking and I hope that helps. :)

  • Please get rid of those white dots. They are bothering my eyes and make the game less pleasant to play

    • Thank you for the feedback, MouseTails983. I am sorry to hear the white dots are not creative a positive gaming experience for you in Poppit! Bingo.

  • Where is the red and white head bandana in the new mini release to go with the jumpsuit?

  • when will you be cutting out the music or at least turning the sound down so we can hear the caller?

    • tellboy46,
      The question regarding the music and the caller in Poppit! Bingo is not only a great question but one often asked. I checked with the team and they are looking into what the options are for that and how it can be fixed. I’ll keep you posted right here on the Pogo Insider when I find out more. Thank you.

  • Is there ever going to be a possibility of updating java based games to flash or which ever program is being used at this time. I still have java but now its like jumping through hoops to play the java based games and I sure would like to complete all those badges before the only program that plays java disappears.

    Thank you

    • HI SnowyMech,
      Yes indeed there is the possibility of Pogo creating H5 versions of older games and (good news here) something we are actually working on. However, it is a very lengthy process so it may take some time and not all games are able to make this switch due to time limits. Thanks for the question.

  • Can we get that Nestor Sparkles goodie item. I don’t see it anywhere.

  • Hi
    in the new poppit bingo,are we supposed to start at room 1 and work our self up? I am very confused with the new version.There is so much I don’t understand about it. maybe a page of directions please.

    • Hi Emma,
      You have the option to go back to the previous rooms to collect the new collectible achievements. Each room has their own collectible so if you’d like to get them all you will have to visit the previous rooms. It’ll be fun! Like…going back to a favorite vacation spot again.

  • I just want to thank you so very much for the java badges. I ended up spending over 300 gems. But like many others only get paid monthly. I get my money on the 3rd and since I used up almost all of my gems, I won’t be able to buy more until after July 3rd. I love a lot of the java games. It also seemed to me that the tokens you rec’d for the java badges have increased. Even though I don’t really ever use my tokens, it’s nice and even more motivating to buy and complete the badges. I know several games have older badges which require a lot more and only offer like 600-800 tokens. So thanks for that too!

    • Thanks Kimmi! We super appreciate your support of Pogo and the Java Badges, I’m glad you were able to get them!

  • a lot of us all agree on the old games — pogo try getting them out say in a starter badge album . some of us have nothing to pick for our personal badge every week . I have done 1 game I think like 18 times . we have asked this question a lot and get no where.

    • Hi fish,
      Thanks for the feedback on the starter badge albums. There are currently no plans on news ones but we appreciate your suggestion.

  • Well, I’m glad I stopped even trying to play Poppit! Bingo months ago, given all the problems I’m still hearing about-lol. I’m sure you’ll eventually correct the glitches.
    But that’s not what I wanted to comment on.

    I need to give a Big Shout Out to All staffers who provide the artwork and animation for games like
    Tri-Peaks, Phlinx, Mahjong Escape, Safari and Garden, All of the HOGs, Zuma’s Revenge, Makeover Madness, Crazy Cakes…Well you get the picture-lol.

    The artwork for the badges gets the attention, and rightfully so, but TYTYTY to All those who make the games themselves so appealing to the eyes and so enjoyable when spending time in Pogoland!

    Thank You POGO staff!

    • Thank you for your comment, songstress250. I’m glad you enjoy the artwork. :)

  • I was totally excited to see the Java badges and bought 250 gems to get some of them. I won’t be able to get more for a bit and hope they can keep them for sell longer? Lol, do they have to take them back s quickly?

    Thanks for all the information this week! I love the artwork on the new badges.

  • I saw Devo live in ’84. I aso saw Van Halen, the Pretenders, and Rod Stewart. It would be awesome to see them again live. My brother is in LA and has seen them a few times now.
    Nirvana was awesome. There are many bands out there that were from that grunge area that I love.

    • Grunge is one of my favs, I used to want to live in Seattle during its hayday! lol. Thanks for letting me know about your concerts, they sound fantastic!

  • Hello Pogo_Llama

    I am just wondering if there will be a mini of some sort to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1st?

  • In several games when I am playing a challenge, it will say the chat area “need more time to complete the challenge”. but it never says where to go to get it or how to get it. can you explain where or how to get it? I just ran out of time and only needed a little more time on the one I was doing. thank you for your help in this matter.

    • Great question, casinogranny1016!
      The extra time for Badges is available on Mix n Match Badges and also Premium Badge Albums. If you click on the plus sign to the top right of the Badge, you can add 1, 2 or 3 days worth of time. The cost ranges from 2, 4 or 6 Gems. Thanks for the question! Add Time

  • Hi. I keep checking every time you bring out previously released badges. I am looking for a badge I saw a player with that shows 2 beer glasses clinking together and if I remember correctly, it had to do with Octoberfest. I see many pogo players with badges that reflect their name, but I can’t find any with beer. lol Sounds foolish but I wish that badge would come out so I can get it. Thank you.

    • Hmmmmm, great question….Players, do you know what this Badge was called, by chance? I’ll poke around here and look for it, as well. Thank you.

  • Mine isn’t a question, but a suggestion. I would love to see one of the Pogo characters playing a bugle that goes on the “right” side of the mini. There are so many items for the left side, it’s hard to chose sometimes. LOL You could use the bugle boy (or girl) on many types of mini’s & I know I would be first in line to get it. Thank you for your consideration. HAGD GB <3

    • HI Frailwings25,
      That’s an interesting suggestion. I’ll pass it along for consideration and see what can be done. Thanks so much. Are you a bugle player, by chance?

      • No, I’m not a bugle player. I just love the Call To Arms in the morning for the Military & Big Band music that has buglers. I can see this little character add a lot to a military mini, a holiday mini, or even some type of musical mini. I enjoy music, I LOVE POGO, & I love dressing up my mini! LOL Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July. Thanks so much for the response. I hope to see this lil character in the near future. TC & GB <3

  • I would like to know what are the gift boxes for, I don’t see any difference in anything?

    • Hi there,
      Do you mean gifts that you send to others or gifts Pogo sends to you? Or perhaps the gifts in games like Poppit? Please clarify. Thank you

  • Question: In Poppit Party can anyone tell me the 5 chests we can acquire. I know of the Wooden chest(brown in color). The Silver chest(blue & silver in color). The gold chest(Dark red & gold in color). The Royal chest (lilac & silver in color). But I have yet to acquire or even see the 5th type of chest. Love the game and hope to find out that last type of chest. Explosive popping everyone.

    • Hiya Rjmarek5NLR,
      Thanks for the question on Poppit! Party. The 5th chest is actually not yet available. Thanks for playing and enjoying Poppit! Party. :)

  • I want to know why my question never gets answered very upset about it to

    • Hiya Broom5543,
      What is your question? I’m unable to find anything previously submitted by this username. Thank you!

  • Hi Pogo_Llama…as of Sat,6-24, the updated list for special roomsin Poppit Bingo, Alamo through Spikes Mom’s House is not there. Any idea when these special rooms will be updated? Also what are the special rooms for when this game was instituted?

    Thanks,
    Fluffy

    • Hiya Fluffy,

      Hmmmm so have you tried to click on the arrow to show the other rooms beyond that of Room 5 (Colosseum)? If so, you will be able to see the newly added rooms. Please understand that those rooms will be locked until you acquire variables necessary to unlock them. Please see photo here on the arrow to click upon. Rooms

      • OK I see, thank you. I didn’t know those 5 were rooms. I have been playing on 5.

        Thank you Pogo_Llama.
        Fluffy

  • I loved that you release old Java badges. The only one I am missing is Oct 2014 Harvest Mania – Bumper Crop. could you include that in the future? I have eleven badges, I still need to purchase.

  • Pogo_Lama,
    Why don’t we win any tokens in 52 card
    pick-up…..??????

    • Hiya pjsim13102,
      Thanks for your question. There are not tokens for 52 Card Pickup. However there is a Wednesday Challenge with it right now so there is be a Badge. :)

  • wondering why none of my comments are getting answered!!!

    • What is your question, ivyirene25? I don’t see any coming through. Thank you.

  • Hello, I was wondering if there is an issue in adding gems. I wanted to purchase the 2017 Forth of July badge (mix and match) and when I click to continue to pay, it sends me back to home page. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Oh no! I’m really sorry to hear that and thanks for reporting the Gem buying issue to me. You’ll have to submit a support ticket to Pogo support so they can look into this issue for you. To do so, please click here and begin the process. Thank you so much.

  • I Just saw a badge for Phlinx
    just wondering why it was for the First Phlinx game not the New Phlinx 2 game there are very few Badge for a Lot of the Newer Games

    • Hi Miladylc56,
      There are definitely more Badges coming for Phlinx II and the team is working on many other Badges as well so everyone can have fun based upon their gaming interests. Thanks for your question and I hope that helps clarify things a bit better for you.

  • fish — right on you go girl pogo should really do more for the ones that dont have any left to do for a personal