July 25, 2014
VIPs can now treat themselves to some yoga to relax and replenish after a hard week of festivities!
Pete is the weekend quest! Do those quests for increased prizes and special rewards!
July 24, 2014
Are you enough of a traditionalist to pull off these new tartans? Just perfect for the hot festival weather!
We’ve received our last big shipment of clothes at the Fashion Yurt! You’ll find a wide range of items to enjoy wearing around the festivities.
The Couture Yurt also has new items! Remember that this yurt uses cash shop credits, not sP!
July 23, 2014
Well, they're finally here! Holy Oracle there were a lot of entries. I actually had to work! At least some of you had the foresight to give me a good chuckle. Or maybe that was just accidental. Either way, good work, everyone that entered!
We've narrowed the finalists down, and have 6 finalists for each genre. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the R&B/Soul genre as there were so few entries, entrants from that category were moved into the 'Other' category to be judged. (I guess Subeta has no soul! Or rhythm. I'm sure we have plenty of Blues)
Now, to find our Grand Champion, the bands are going to need some support. This is where you guys come in! Have a look through our Finalist Showdown and pick your favourite band, the one you want to support right to the bitter end. That's the band you're going to be battling for! And how do you battle, I hear you ask in wonder? Well, you need to play Street Team of course! Woah! Much game! Very battle!
For now, scores can't be sent - we want to give you a chance to pick out your favorite bands and get familiar with the game for a few hours first. But starting from around noon tomorrow you will be able to start sending scores - and each score sent will go towards your chosen bands total! Users can send 3 scores per day - or 4 if they have a Gold Account. VIP users' scores count for 25% extra towards their total! (So, a score of 20 will give you 25 points!)
Now, prizes. There are going to be a variety - but seeing as you guys continually impress us with your skills, we haven't yet decided exactly how they're going to be distributed. There will likely be prize(s) for the winner of each genre, and then the grand champion will be rewarded - along with all the people that supported the grand champions band. There will also separately be prizes for users that submit the highest scores, so even if you are in a team that maybe aren't doing so well - you can still work hard and achieve something on your own! The Grand Champion band will get to work with us on designing some items, so all prizes will be awarded after Peka-Boo has come to an end. Score-sending will end on Monday 28th, again around about noon so that we can tally up the scores and announce the winners in the evening!
Every one of you could be instrumental in getting a band to victory. So pick who you want to support, and stand by them! Yeesh, that was a lot of information. I'm going back to my tent.
This new VIP plushie is the cat's meow!
July 22, 2014
Apologies for the short downtime there! We had to fix a problem with the Fashion Yurts charging the wrong amounts. If you'd purchased any of the custom wearable prize items (not the winning custom wearable items), you'll need to repurchase them, as Lindsay apparently wasn't doing her job properly before, and wasn't taking anyone's CSC. And then she was taking SP instead. You had one job, Lindsay.
A staff member will be around in the comments section to answer any further questions!
Hey! Just wanted to update you guys that the prizes for the custom wearable competition have been given out!
Now, we decided to make most of these prizes available to purchase in the Couture tab of the Fashion Yurts - that's the one that costs cash shop credits! This way, the prize winners get something good that will keep its value, and regular users that like to collect a variety of things get a chance to purchase these items if they like - albeit at a cost! We felt this was the best, or at least fairest, way to do things, seeing as those that didn't enter didn't get to see what the exact prizes would be!
Hey, beautiful people! (That's all of you!) We were just blown away by your entries for our little contest, and after much deliberation, we decided we couldn't just have 6 winners. And since our favorites were very much the same as your favorites, we've decided to instead have 10 winners - 5 that are just facial features, and 5 others!
Spilled Summer Memory by Mail
Bottle of Sand by Elestrial
Whipped Cotton Candy Mousse by Cathii
Frail Mahogany Feather by Cathii
Mysterious Glowing Sprout by Arizona
Luxurious Everlasting Mascara by Erica
Bottled Summer Dream Contacts by Sonatine
Watermelon Eye Makeup Kit by Kel
Sheer Innocence Eye Makeup by styx
Memory From A Happy Summer by Kel
Winners should find their free copy of their item(s) in their inventories, the rest of the prizes for participants will be given out later today! In the meantime, these winning items can now be found in the Fashion Yurts! Congratulations everybody! And thank you so much for making this a wonderful competition!
VIPs who have caught colds from that storm earlier today will be glad to know that there is some high quality, 4-ply, cashmere-infused tissues available for any of their dripping needs. There's brown paper towels for everyone else.
July 21, 2014
What a lovely day it's been! Well, for Tempest, at least. She's had a wonderful day playing with everybody at the festival, and has made lots of new friends. She wanted me to let you know that if ever she gets hit with the 'Monday Blues' again, she'll be back to play a bit more frequently than usual! Just keep an eye out for that heavy rain!
Oh goodness, there's just something about Mondays, isn't there? Poor Tempest has come down with a bad case of the blues. With so many people having fun at Peka-Boo, I suppose it seemed like the best place to come to play! You might find that you even see her around more often today, at Peka-Boo!
It seems like all this storm energy has made its way into some pets, too! The storm hipottu and storm archan have come to join this festival party! I wonder if the hipottu was drawn to the Hipottu Spice truck? Maybe it saw their truck mascot and thought it was a new friend! Oh goodness, but what is the archan doing here? I hope it stays away from Oatmeal!
Every VIP needs a companion!
Good luck to everyone who entered Battle of the Bands!
July 20, 2014
Excuse me there, it's not that I'm tired, it's just that I'm a little off key. Hahahahaha. Anyway, just wanted to stop by and remind you that you need to have your Battle of the Bands submissions in in just over an hour and 30 minutes time! If you're not in a band, don't worry too much (Oatmeal has enough on his plate!) - you can still participate in the finals by supporting your favourite band. Or booing at all the other bands. Although Lindsay might come along and fireman's lift you out of Peka-Boo altogether - have you seen that girl's abs?
Oh yes, speaking of Lindsay, she told me to let you know that voting for the Custom Wearable Contest will end tomorrow, and the winning items will be released into the Fashion Yurts on Tuesday! How delightfully charming. Good luck to all those participating, I suppose. Now can somebody in this VIP tent rub my feet?
The Cash Shop Loyalty Card is the latest feature to reward users for their continued support. For every 1000 credits you purchase through Paypal, PBC/UGC, or Stripe, you'll receive a shiny new stamp on it. There are five very special stamps you can earn as you make your way through the card, each with a reward item! There's even another that will earn you an elusive forum title.
Your purchases towards each stamp don't have to be made all at once! As your ongoing total reaches a level, you'll receive your next stamp. There will be new cards released from time to time - complete with new stamps and prizes!
The Loyalty Card considers all CSC purchases from Thursday, 17 July, onward as qualifying purchases.
In the spirit of moving forward with the Loyalty Cards, Bobblehead Collections will retire in one week. Cash Shop purchases made after Sunday, 27 July, will no longer come with a complimentary bobblehead. We hope you’ve had a chance to collect them all!
Need an acoustic guitar for your band? The Music Shop has you covered!
The electric piano has recently been made wearable!
Cuddle all night long with your very own Oatmeal beanbag, now in the VIP Lounge!
We saw that some of you were interested in the idea of having an achievement for having your own wishes granted, and lucky for you--we've been tracking that data since day one! A new achievement has been added for having 5 of your wishes granted. This will be awarded after the event, but that data has been logged and your previous wishes granted will count towards this. A prize will be added to the achievement before the event is over!
July 19, 2014
Keep that colorful hair out of your face with these headbands, VIPs!
July 18, 2014
Well good afternoon, festival goers! We sure do hope you’re enjoying the first full day of the Peka-Boo Festival! We’ve had a chance to grab a few hours of sleep, and we’re ready to celebrate with some new things for you to check out while you’re here.
First off, we are happy to announce that the Fashion Yurts are now open for business! Please come in and check out the very latest in festival fashion from your favorite designers. It took everything in my power not to snatch up their entire inventory immediately!
Also, keep your eye out for helpful volunteers who will be floating around, passing out some useful items for your sunburnt cheeks and parched lips. Consider them free gifts from us to keep you healthy and happy all throughout Peka-Boo.
Erm…speaking of keeping healthy, we’ve noticed litter beginning to accumulate on the festival grounds. This is so unfortunate! If you see any in your path, would you mind picking it up and holding onto it? We’ll be meeting later in order to try and determine how to best dispose of the mess. Stay tuned!
Finally, while we’re overjoyed with the kindness and generosity we’ve seen displayed at the The Wishing Shrub, we’ve had some of you approach us and admit that you may have made a wish that you now regret. Therefore, we’ve tweaked the rules a bit to allow you to cancel your wish if it has not been claimed after 2 hours. Wishes should start to be able to be cancelled around 5:00 pm today, if you’re interested in giving it another shot. We have also made it so you can only claim one wish at a time – this is all about spreading the love, right? – and so that if you grant a wish, but aren't able to decide on your own wish that day, your wish will still be available to be made the next day – cool, right?
I think that’s it for now – enjoy your weekend, everybody!
The first of the new daily treats for VIP members has arrived in the VIP Lounge, what a bargain!
There have also been some achievements for the event added, including two for visiting the VIP Lounge daily. Hardcore VIPs can earn an awesome autographed book for visiting the lounge every day! If you can only handle a few days of the festivities, there's still an achievement in it for you!
Cinthia's Quests is the weekend quest! Do those quests for increased prizes and special rewards!