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Archive for October, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 31st, 2008

oct08icon.jpg We’d like to wish all of our members a Happy Halloweeen! We hope you have a great time trick-or-treating, going to Halloween parties, bobbing for apples, and having fun on this fun holiday!

“Be Nice, Guys” Is a Success!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The recently-concluded “Be Nice, Guys!” event was a success! Players worked hard to give GM-Salvador his request for newbie items (the complete wardrobe, no less!) before the time ended. The “social experiment” had a mix of results: from a sudden change in the bartering system to the shift in economy in Sanrio land. The result: numerous leopard glasses were handed out, while new members of Hello Kitty Online were pleasantly pleased with the exchanges they made.

Here’s a screenshot of the players lining up to trade their items with GM-Salvador:

Greet Hello Kitty “Happy Birthday”!

Monday, October 27th, 2008

hellokittybirthday.jpgGreet Hello Kitty on her birthday! Send us your birthday e-cards, photos, fan art, or a simple “happy birthday” to the white feline and we’ll be posting them in Hello Kitty World and the official Sanriotown blog in Chinese!

If you want to create a video to greet Sanrio’s most famous cat, you can upload movie clips, pictures, and music in Sanriotown’s very own Dream Studio!

Email us your greetings at hellokitty@sanriotown.com until early November to have your birthday greeting displayed here on Sanriotown!

Sneak Peek of the “Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams” NDS Game!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

hellokittybigcity.jpgHello everyone! Are you all excited about the latest game Sanrio has to offer? To whet your appetite, we’ve created a special video for you on Dream Studio to give you a sneak peek at some of the things you’ll be seeing when you play “Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams”, which comes out exclusively on the Nintendo DS.

If you don’t know what the game is about but curious to find out more about this exciting new game, please click here for more information. You can pre-order here and even get exclusive discounts when you avail of the game with your Sanriotown account.

“Travel the World Event” Round 2”

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

traveltheworld.jpgHi everyone! We’re now on the second round of the “Travel the World” Event! We’ve received entries already, and we’ve made a slideshow to give you a taste of what their travel stories are all about! If you can’t see it below, please click here to watch the video.

Round 2 is until November 5, 2008, so you still have time to write up your entries for this leg of the contest! If you want more details on the event, please click here to read up on it.

Hope to read your stories soon!

Hello Kitty Online News and Updates

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

hellokittyonline-thumb.jpgServer Status. The unexpectedly high player response and the high log in attempts since the start of the Founders’ Beta have caused some unexpected problems in Hello Kitty Online, including inability to log in and server crashes. We apologize for these issues and for any inconvenience caused to players. Most of the server problems have now been resolved and we are working to prevent future difficulties.

Daily Maintenance ChecksWe will be performing a daily server maintenance check every 4am Eastern Standard Time (4pm GMT +8). During that time, we will take down the game server to apply fixes, patches, and maintain optimal performance. Server maintenance will take at least 30 minutes depending on the fixes and updates required.

Updates to Guild and Farm Systems, Game Balance

We have listened to your comments and made it our top priority to fix the current issues with guilds and farms, both in terms of requirements as well as game balance. We understand that playing with your friends is the best way to experience the game, and that guilds are the best avenue for you to do that. We are addressing the problems with guild creation and we are working hard to reduce guild requirements to a reasonable level. This may require a few patch updates to get right, so please bear with us.

Farms are being adjusted to make for a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. Several changes are in the works, among them adjustments to fertilizer consumption rates, drop rates, and the value of your harvest. As with the changes to the Guild system, updates to Farms may require multiple updates and will be an ongoing work.

For this and more changes please see today’s change log.

Coming Soon: Return of the Housing SystemAfter explosive popular demand, we are now working double time to get houses ready for everyone. Houses will return to the game just as soon as we finish balancing house building requirements and we finish checking the home decoration system. Expect to see Housing make its comeback before the last week of October.

Coming Soon: Build New York!

The Big Apple is coming to Sanrio Land and you can help to build it! Players who participate in this momentous in-game event will have a chance to be immortalized in Hello Kitty Online’s super-cute version of the city that never sleeps, New York ! Stay tuned for more details. Warning: this event is imminent! Do not miss it!

Founders’ Beta Promo on FilePlanet!

Monday, October 13th, 2008

hellokittyonline-thumb.jpgEven a few days into the launch, there is still a huge demand for Founders’ Beta accounts on a daily basis. So now to make room for more gamers, we’ve tied up with the very popular game site, FilePlanet! Through their newly-launched event, members can get exclusive Beta Keys that can allow them to participate in our very own Founders’ Beta! Click here to check out that promo, and spread the word to your friends!

HKO on FilePlanet!

Still don’t have a Founder account? Want to know how the Beta Key works? Then don’t miss out on the event! Hurry, while the doors to Hello Kitty Online are still open! Good luck!

HKO Server Update

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

hellokittyonline-thumb.jpgHi everyone.:) Members can now log in to the game. However, we are currently in the process of resolving some server issues so that the gameplay will be smoother for all the founders playing the game.

Sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but rest assured that we’re doing what we can to make the HKO experience more fun for you.

Thanks for choosing Sanriotown and Hello Kitty Online!

Minor Server Issues (9/10/2008)

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

hellokittyonline-thumb.jpgGreetings to all our Founders! Our servers have encountered a minor problem, and our team is working hard to fully resolve the issue before the launch of the game to ensure that you all enjoy smooth gameplay once Founders’ Beta begins. Please be assured that the issue will be resolved soon, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused to our Founders. Thank you for your continuing patience, and we can’t wait to see you in-game!

New Blog Themes for Halloween!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

halloween-blog-themes.jpgHey everyone! If our new e-cards, wallpapers, screensavers, icons, quizzes, and calendars aren’t enough, we’ve added more stuff for you to enjoy this October! Two new blog themes, featuring Charmmy Kitty and Mina No Tabo, are available for you to use as your template. The two layouts are Halloween-themed, perfect for the coming spooky holiday!

To set one of these as your layout, simply sign in to your Sanriotown account, go to your blog, and click “New Themes.” Other great templates are available for you to use.

We hope you enjoy our October treats!