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Archive for November, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

thanksgivingicon.jpgHappy Thanksgiving, everyone! We’d like to thank this opportunity to thank all of you guys who are here with us on SanrioTown, we really appreciate it.:D What about you? What are you thankful for?

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Hello Kitty Online Team Interview at MMORPG.com

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

MMORPG.com released today an exclusive interview with two members of the Hello Kitty Online team.  Game Designer Abby Reyes and VP of Business Development and Publishing Robert Ferrari offered some updates regarding the latest news in HKO as well as an exciting peek of what’s to come!

Click here to read the interview at MMORPG.com.

HKO Splash

We have a lot in store for you as the year winds up.  Stay tuned for more news and updates!

Kitty Lab in Singapore Opens Today!

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

The special Hello Kitty event that rocked Hong Kong has now made its way to Singapore! Kitty Lab, where you can go and create your Hello Kitty of your choice, opens today there at the Singapore Expo (Hall 1)! The event will run until November 29, so Singapore residents, be sure to check it out!

Hello Kitty Online Commercially Launched in the Philippines!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Hello Kitty Online has gone live on the Philippines!  Level Up!, one of the country’s leading publisher of online games opened their servers yesterday, November 11 at 15:00 (3pm) GMT +8 to throngs of excited Hello Kitty fans.

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Players quickly rushed into the game and started their adventures in Hello Kitty Online.

Now that the game has been commercially launched in the Philippines, there will be no more character wipes and everything you earn there will be for keeps!  What are you waiting for?  Sign up now and enjoy the only MMORPG made for Sanrio fans!

For more information about Hello Kitty Online in the Philippines, visit the Official Hello Kitty Online Philippines site.

November Downloads are Now Available!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

november09icon.jpgFor those who are eagerly anticipating the new freebies for this month, wait no more! The November downloads are now available for you to download and save to decorate your PCs or send to your friends for free! Wallpapers and calendars are just some of the things you can get here: all you have to do is sign in to your SanrioTown account and then head to the Download Center to grab all the goodies. If you don’t have a SanrioTown account yet, worry not! Click here to register and get your free account now!

Update on monster stats and holiday events

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Hi everyone, it’s me again, Abby, writing on behalf of the Hello Kitty Online development team for our Developer Diary. I have a few updates and news to share with you.

Monster Stats/Difficulty

We’re working carefully on adjusting game difficulty in Hello Kitty Online, and I’d like to explain some changes we have already made to balance monster difficulty and rewards. First, we have improved the stat bonuses on quest reward items in Sanrio Harbour. Secondly, merchant NPCs in all major cities except Sanrio Harbour now offer more powerful items for sale. These improved quest rewards and merchant items should make it easier to face monsters in the wilderness of Sanrio Land.

Also, we’ve started working on some substantial adjustments to the stats themselves that will make things easier for everyone. It’ll take some time, but we’ll keep you updated on our progress!

Hello Kitty’s 35th Birthday

We’d also like to take this time to thank you all for celebrating Hello Kitty’s 35th Birthday with us. We were thrilled to receive your feedback, and we’re glad that you all enjoyed the event! We can’t wait to see you in our next celebration, which is…

The HKO In-game Christmas Event

You can feel it in the air — the holidays are just around the corner! We’re working on another special event for our players across all regions. We know you’re expecting it, and we don’t intend to let you down! Get your holiday spirit ready for:

  • Two special new quest chains featuring our very own Santa and a quirky new character who’s about to cause some big trouble
  • Emote Game will be back
  • More cute holiday-themed items for you to collect
  • A final event similar to the 35th Birthday party, with a surprise twist!

That’s all for this update, tune in next time! If you like receiving updates via RSS feed readers, you can click here to subscribe to the HKO Developer Diary through Feedburner. I’ll be back soon with more Hello Kitty Online development news, so do check back often!

SEA–HKO Players Take a Night Tour With The Tour Bus

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Last Wednesday, November 4, 2009, all of the new players of Hello Kitty Online were invited to join the Tour Bus Guild for an exclusive tour of Sanrio Harbour and Florapolis.Once everyone was inside the guild, GM-Azrael broke the news that his friend GM-Galatea has gone missing.  He implored for their help to track her down. As soon as he yelled the name of the last player she was seen with, the hunt for the missing GM was on!

The lost GM-Galatea

Players rushed to the General Goods Merchant where the first out of six witnesses of the lost GM stood. They were asked to read and solve the clues, posted in the in-game blog feature, which will point to the location of the next witness.

Witness at the General Goods Merchant

The journey from one place to the other was the highlight of the event. Not only were players toured around the game but they also learned a lot of in-game features that only Hello Kitty Online offers.

Clues left on the SanrioTown Blogs

Everyone was successful in finding GM-Galatea! They were all rewarded with full set of equipment as a token of GM-Azrael’s gratitude for finding his missing friend.

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Congratulations to all participants and we hope you enjoyed your trip with the Tour Bus Guide!

Using the In-Game Mini-Blog Feature

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Blogging about your adventures in Hello Kitty Online is one of the many fun activities you can do in the game.  Did you know that you can post images of your farm and house directly into your SanrioTown blog?  Here’s how:

Enter your farm or your house.

HKO Farm

Once you are inside your farm or house, open the mini-blog editor by pressing the “F9″ key on your keyboard.

HKO Mini-Blog Editor

Fill out the fields. After you are finished editing your blog post, click on the green check mark button.

Voila! You have now successfully posted a picture of your farm or house into your blog!

HKO Mini Blog Post

Go ahead!  Share your adventures in Hello Kitty Online with your family and friends through the SanrioTown blogs!

“Jungle Jumper” Now on SanrioTown

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

junglejumpericon.jpgIf you can’t get enough of the minigames on Hello Kitty Online, here’s a game that’s just right for you! “Jungle Jumper” is the latest addition to the arsenal of flash games that you can play right here on SanrioTown.

The object of the game is to help poor Treedrop, who got lost in the jungle, find his way back home. Direct his jumps using your mouse, and grab the grapes to get a whopping 10,000 points each!

You can play this and other fun games by logging in to SanrioTown. Don’t have one yet? Click here to register and get your free account now!

HKO Newbie Event on November 4

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Attention SanrioTown fans! Sanrio Harbour is the place to be on November 4 as we bring you a fresh event in Hello Kitty Online!From 10 p.m. to 12 midnight (GMT+8), newcomers to Sanrio Harbour will enjoy some fun-filled GM events and win free items! This is a great opportunity for those who are just starting out in HKO, not only because of the freebies they can get, but it will also serve as a chance for them to meet their fellow players and the friendly neighborhood GMs.

This event is open to all new players of HKO Singapore and Malaysia.

How do you start your grand HKO adventure, you ask? Simple: take the first step by downloading it now at Download HKO now!
http://www.gloot.net/game/download.html. See you in-game!