Lots of new attractions for welcome back week it would seem! Whoo hoo…
Attention Hello Kitty fans: Welcome Back Week starts today! Get ready for new features, freebies and loads of fun! This is the best time to return to HKO if you have been gone for a while. Come back to the game, see what’s new and what’s coming soon, and join other players as they venture forth into Sanrio Land!
Welcome Back Week runs from August 20, 2010. Read on to learn how you can benefit!
Item Giveaway Extravaganza!
From August 20 to August 26, 2010 (EST), log in to Hello Kitty Online at least once a day for four days and you will receive a Gold Sunbright Express Ticket! The ticket lets you travel to any Sunbright Express station (unlimited use for 12 days). Now you can get this valuable cash point item worth 165 cash points for free! Just make sure you log in once a day for at least four days during Welcome Back Week!
Item Mall and Sanrio Cash Points!
Starting August 24, 2010, players can purchase Sanrio Cash Points (SCP) and start shopping for the hottest items in the HKO Item Mall! You’ll be able to buy Sanrio Cash Points online directly from the Hello Kitty Online web site.
To learn more please go to http://www.hellokittyonline.com/shop/payments.
SLP Bonanza (August 24 to September 24, 2010)
From August 24 to September 24, 2010, SanrioTown is boosting the Sanrio Loyalty Points (SLP) multiplier to 5x! This means that during this period you will get five times the normal amount of Loyalty Points each time you use the SanrioTown’s free services, which includes blogging, uploading videos, and playing games. To see the full list of services that earn you Loyalty Points, visit this page.
New HKO launcher and game client: play on the server you want
HKO now allows you to access multiple regions using one game client! Once you have logged into the game with your SanrioTown email and password, you will see a new server selection screen: choose a Server based on your location and then select a World based on your language (if applicable). Available servers are:
Login to the game now to enjoy Welcome Back Week! If you haven’t downloaded the game yet, click here to get our new lightweight 143 MB playable installer, which lets you get started with the game while it downloads in the background.
If you have comments or questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! See you in the game!
The Hello Kitty Online Team
Changes already live in HKO
- ● Daily, weekly and monthly repeatable quests are now available! Talk to Material Merchant NPCs in Florapolis, London and Paris to get started!
- ● The Group System has been introduced, with a preview of Group quests during Hello Kitty’s Valentine’s Day Surprise
Our goal in the next months is to expand end game potential, player communication, and guild functionality. These are ongoing projects, so expect to hear more! Here are some of the additions we will be making to the game in the coming months.
Head items will get fixed
Our next update will address a problem with certain head items, which change your character’s hairstyle back to default when worn. After the patch, items worn on the head will no longer cause this problem. You can finally show off your hairstyle AND head gear at the same time, making it easier for players to customize their characters.
Chat channel enhancements
We are working on letting players switch chat channels by typing them right into the chat box before the message they want to send. For example, to send a message to the map channel you will type /m .
In order to improve communication for players, especially new players, we will add a new chat channel dedicated to in-game help. More details on that later this month!
SanrioTown Game Center integration
The SanrioTown Game Center is a section on SanrioTown.com in which members can play dozens of minigames and earn Loyalty Points. Check out the link if you haven’t already seen the SanrioTown Game Center! These minigames will be integrated into Hello Kitty Online, so players will be able to play them inside HKO. This will make it easier to earn Loyalty Points for use in the Item Mall. Expect this feature to be available later in March, along with a special event to celebrate the launch.
There are several major content updates lined up for the next months. For those who simply cannot wait, here is a quick rundown of things you can look forward to:
- ● Earth Day event and other global events
- ● Fully revamped guild system with extended functionality
- ● New adventure maps and new quests!
- ● New city map Tokyo
- ● A mini-game hub
- ● New features to stimulate friendly competition among players!
We will keep you posted on further developments, so stay tuned!