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Archive for February, 2011

New Forums and Blog Fix

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Great news everybody! The new SanrioTown forums is now live! This new and improved forums uses an upgraded system and is being powered by vBulletin.

It’s almost gonna start from scratch since migrating the threads from the old forums is not possible because their systems are different and incompatible. Good thing that with the help of the other SanrioTown users, Hello Kitty Online players and Game Moderators a few threads have been moved already.

We still need more help and the old forums will only be around until the 3rd of March.

Also, the issue with the “Latest Posts” not showing up in the blogs that has been rampant for some time has now been fixed. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience caused. Thank you very much!


Scheduled Maintenance

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Attention SanrioTown users:

There will be a maintenance on the blog service tomorrow, February 22, 2011 starting at 9:00 A.M. (GMT+8) / 8:00 P.M. ( February 21, EST). Estimated time of completion will be at 6:00 P.M. (GMT+8) / 5:00 A.M. (EST).

 

During the downtime, access to the blogs will be unavailable. Also at 3:00 - 5:00 P.M (GMT +8) / 2:00 A.M. - 4:00 A.M. ( February 22, EST), users will not be able to log-in or register. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you and enjoy using SanrioTown’s services!

New Forums Coming Soon!

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Great news everyone! The SanrioTown forums will be having an upgrade! On February 24 there will be a new and improved forums that will be powered by vBulletin.

However, the new system is not compatible with the current message boards and therefore we cannot migrate threads from the old forums to the new one.

Therefore we kindly ask forum users and HKO players to identify existing posts/threads that they would like to preserve. If you want to preserve material from the old forums, you can do any of the following:

1. Make a post over in the content migration thread. We will attempt to copy and paste appropriate threads/posts into the new forums. When you identify a thread/post, please include the following:
- link to post OR thread
- specify whether it is a post or the whole thread that is useful
- reason why it is useful

2. You can also take the initiative and manually transfer posts yourself to the upcoming forums. You will have to copy and paste the contents into the new forums message edit window. Please include the name of the original poster if you are copying material from someone else.

3. If applicable, you can transfer relevant information to the HKO Wiki instead of the forums. To obtain permission to modify the HKO Wiki, please see this post.

How to choose posts that should be preserved:
- useful information
- productive discussions
- interesting ideas
- creative work

Priority will be given to guides, stickies, GM announcements and guild threads.
Just remember: the current forums will be gone completely on March 3, 2011. Any posts to be transferred must be identified and copied before then. Thank you very much for your help!

Dream Studio Scheduled Maintenance

Friday, February 11th, 2011

To our dearest SanrioTown members: Please be advised that “Dream Studio” will be undergoing maintenance on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in the following time: 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (GMT +8) / 8:00 P.M. - 5:00 A.M. ( February 14-15, 2011 EST). During the downtime access to “Dream Studio” will be unavailable. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you very much.

HKO Valentine’s Event: The Cupid Adventure

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with HKO’s special event: The Cupid Adventure!

 

 

Assist the Assistants!

Cupid needs your help! The messenger of love has outsourced his job to some bouncy mouse assistants, but they are too tired to finish all the Valentine delivery jobs (understandable, since Cupid can fly and mice can’t). Talk to Hello Kitty in Sanrio Harbor to participate in this special event.

My Valentine Friends

30 new Valentine Friends can be found around Florapolis. Deliver Cupid’s messages of love by zapping the Friends with the appropriate Valentine Wand before time runs out, and you will reap the rewards of being friendly!

Magnificent Wings!

Ever wanted to have wings? Help Cupid in HKO’s The Cupid Adventure special event and you can earn your very own glorious and magnificent wings! Even better, you can collect dyes to change their colour to match your outfit! Trade dyes with your friends to get the right colour for you!

 

 Earn your wings this February 10-17, 2011!

Surprises!

Who knows what fun surprises await Valentine’s Day adventurers? There’s only one way to find out!

Quest for Charity!

Every time you complete a quest that is part of The Cupid Adventure special event, you are donating to charity! Below is a list of the event quests - do them all to customize your wings and donate to a good cause:

  • Cupid’s Love
  • More Cupid’s Love
  • Whole Lotta Cupid Love
  • Infinite Love (repeatable quest - each repeat counts for charity!)

Charity Details

A severe drought in the Horn of Africa is threatening millions of lives in Somalia, many of them children. With food sources scarce and inflation shooting up food prices as high as 80%, the average family there wages a constant battle against malnutrition. Although the situation is urgent right now, if the drought persists until April this problem will degenerate into a catastrophe to rival the devastation Somalia experienced in the early 1990s.

Sanrio Digital will donate to the Save the Children Somalia fund. The donation will be determined by participation in The Cupid Adventure special Valentine’s Day event - the more you play, the more we donate. To donate directly yourself, go to the dedicated Save the Children payment page here.

On February 11, 2011 EST, come join the fun in Hello Kitty Online’s The Cupid Adventure! Don’t miss it! Hello Kitty Online is completely free to play – click here to try it now!

See you in-game!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

February Downloads Now Available!

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Hello SanrioTown users! New freebies are now available at the “Download” section of our site! Time to send those e-cards, print your calendars and customize your desktop. It’s free and always will be for you, our beloved fans!

Log-in now to get ‘em! Don’t have a SanrioTown account yet? Fret not! It’s so easy and fast to register. Just click here or here.

Removal of Indonesian and Brazilian versions of SanrioTown

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

To our dearest SanrioTown users:

We regret to inform you that we are taking down the Indonesian and Brazilian versions of SanrioTown respectively. Starting on the 10th of February the said sites will no longer be accessible. Affected users can still avail of our services by going here (www.sanriotown.com), the official global website. Be advised though that you won’t be able to use your old account, you have to create a new one.

For “Hello Kitty Online” players you can register for an account by visiting the website or by going HERE.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continuing support for SanrioTown.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Greetings SanrioTown users! Kung Hei Fat Choi! We wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! We look forward to many fun times with you in this Year of the Rabbit! Share the luck and prosperity with your friends and loved ones by sending them a Sanrio e-card in our “Download” section! ^_^