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It won't let me log in. It says there's connection fail on all 3 of my accounts. I know they're moving the game to a different platform but I wasn't sure what was going to happen to Playtest. Will it be permanently taken down?

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They could have a downloadable client for Playtest - kind of like how Wizard101 has a Live and Test you download.

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Considering Czar has already made a poll post asking if we would prefer Gem/Coin codes every few weeks or one single code for the whole year I think it's safe to say Playtest isn't going anywhere.

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Playtest seems to be working fine, at least at the moment. And yeah, I think we'll have a Playtest app that you can download. Probably not for a few months at least, though.

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Czarcasm wrote:
Playtest seems to be working fine, at least at the moment. And yeah, I think we'll have a Playtest app that you can download. Probably not for a few months at least, though.


If we wont be getting any new updates, not even new clothing, then what will Playtest's purpose be?

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Cheese Toastie wrote:
If we wont be getting any new updates, not even new clothing, then what will Playtest's purpose be?

I'm pretty sure we'll still be getting new items. The desktop app works just like the mobile app; it just accesses the data on our servers. So I think we'll have to push out an update to the app every two weeks so it can access the updates. If that's the case, hopefully it's a simple, background process for players.

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Czarcasm wrote:
I'm pretty sure we'll still be getting new items. The desktop app works just like the mobile app; it just accesses the data on our servers. So I think we'll have to push out an update to the app every two weeks so it can access the updates. If that's the case, hopefully it's a simple, background process for players.


Hmm, people have been sending in tickets to Zendesk regarding how ourWorld's Client is going to work, and in one of the responses Ooula stated that ''We will not be updating the game once it launches as a downloadable client. There wont be clothing updates beyond this month.''

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Let me get this right, Flowplay decided not to rewrite the game in a new code because it's 13 years old. There are tons of features. It could break easily. And it would require too many hours and resources. Correct ? Well, if what Ooula says is true, and the downloadable client is supposed to serve as a legacy platform.. okay, let that 13 years of work turn into a legacy. BUT, why not start a fresh, new browser game then ? Write it in the new code from the get go, create new features and new items. Most of the hard work is already done (Vegas World). Just use it as a base and make an ourWorld 2.0. or name it something else.

It would be a truly lost opportunity not to do it this way. You'd keep most of the active players on, and having both - the old game and the new, would make all of them happy.
But what will happen instead with this new client is that the players will slowly but surely desert the game and move on due to the lack of updates. And 3 years later the game and the company will be just a distant memory to them.

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Cheese Toastie wrote:
Hmm, people have been sending in tickets to Zendesk regarding how ourWorld's Client is going to work, and in one of the responses Ooula stated that ''We will not be updating the game once it launches as a downloadable client. There wont be clothing updates beyond this month.''

Ugh, I think you may be right. I'm waiting to get verification from the lead artist. In the meantime, who is Ooula?

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MareksGregs wrote:
Let me get this right, Flowplay decided not to rewrite the game in a new code because it's 13 years old. There are tons of features. It could break easily. And it would require too many hours and resources. Correct ? Well, if what Ooula says is true, and the downloadable client is supposed to serve as a legacy platform.. okay, let that 13 years of work turn into a legacy. BUT, why not start a fresh, new browser game then ? Write it in the new code from the get go, create new features and new items. Most of the hard work is already done (Vegas World). Just use it as a base and make an ourWorld 2.0. or name it something else.

It would be a truly lost opportunity not to do it this way. You'd keep most of the active players on, and having both - the old game and the new, would make all of them happy.
But what will happen instead with this new client is that the players will slowly but surely desert the game and move on due to the lack of updates. And 3 years later the game and the company will be just a distant memory to them.

The simple answer: money

ourWorld simply doesn't make nearly enough money to justify rebuilding the game. OW makes a very tiny percentage of what Vegas World and Casino World make.

Plus, trust me when I say you don't want the avatar code that's in Vegas World to be used in ourWorld. A lot of clothing items from OW don't work in VW.

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Czarcasm wrote:
Ugh, I think you may be right. I'm waiting to get verification from the lead artist. In the meantime, who is Ooula?


Ooula is Zoe/Ooie, she changed her Zendesk name/account to Ooula a few months ago.

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Cheese Toastie wrote:
Ooula is Zoe/Ooie, she changed her Zendesk name/account to Ooula a few months ago.

I see. Then I'm gonna change my name to Czarcoolio. And you'll be Cheese Toastie O's.

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Czarcasm wrote:

I see. Then I'm gonna change my name to Czarcoolio. And you'll be Cheese Toastie O's.


Sounds like a plan, I'm not sure if Cheese Toastie flavoured cereal would work well tho...

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There goes my dream of creating the most complete and advanced ourWorld visual guide. You see that speck? It's going... right there... destination: Icarus.

Czarcasm wrote:
The simple answer: money

ourWorld simply doesn't make nearly enough money to justify rebuilding the game. OW makes a very tiny percentage of what Vegas World and Casino World make.

Plus, trust me when I say you don't want the avatar code that's in Vegas World to be used in ourWorld. A lot of clothing items from OW don't work in VW.


Well, it doesn't need to be rebuilt. I'm just thinking a new one could be built for people to move on to. There are so few of virtual worlds left these days. And here goes another one...

True about the avatars though. rabbit

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Okay, so I've verified that we do only have a few more updates before there are no more updates. An era is coming to an end. But I just talked to the dev and he said he'll most likely be able to make an app that connects to Playtest, so any Playtester who wants to keep playing there should be able to do so. No promises, though, since he's still working on it.

I'm personally still going to work on my own visual guides . I can't just not finish something. There's probably a word for that. Stupidity?

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It's working for me now. It seems that it was only down for a bit. I like the idea of there being an Ourworld 2.0 but like Czarcasm said, it's a lot of money. I think more people would spend more if there were better features or ways to get said items without having to pay a ridiculous price like there's items on Zoe's auction going for thousands. The awful filter that doesn't let me say the work cookie/cook without filtering. VW is just mostly for adults so they have the money to just spend on there.

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