Friday, June 11, 2010

New Feature - Treasure Hunting

Today on the village map a new Pet Society feature went live--the world map, where pets can dig for treasure. There's currently only one map, the Town Forest, and you get 2 free chances to dig per day. For 300 gold, you can get 5 more shovels, or chances to dig. The map hints as to how close treasure is, though Jean-Pierre can't quite figure out what it means when red X's show up on some squares in the map.

Jean-Pierre dug up a poor fish in a jar (which apparently, someone had buried.) Digging was fun--it took about four tries to find it.

We were also pleased to discover that treasures are both sellable and giftable! Jean-Pierre sent the little fish to a special friend. Pet Society's official blog says that treasures are worth between 50 and 5000 (!) coins, depending on the rarity of the treasure. Apart from receiving them as gifts, the only way to get treasure is to dig it up.

Whenever the pet leaves the Town Forest (when you find something, finish the map, or run out of money for digging), the map will reset. The treasures you found will appear in your chest, but you will have to start digging again on a new map when you return. Pet Society says there will be more treasures and maps to dig in the future.

Jean-Pierre's noticed that this can be an expensive habit--unlike running races at the Stadium, you don't earn any coins for digging unless you sell treasures you've found. You can only purchase 5 shovels at a time--when you run out, the game will prompt you to buy more or head home with what you've found.

What does your pet think of the new feature? Are you addicted, or is it something you haven't really shown an interest in? Has your pet found the super-rare Forest Aquarium (worth 5000 coins!) yet? High Society Pets is looking for a photo of this elusive item; if you've dug it up, send in a snapshot!

New Items - Mount Olympus Theme

Pet Society's official blog has posted the sneak peek for this week's Olympian theme!

Personally we've been waiting for a Greek theme for a very long time and the items are absolutely beautiful! Here are just a few:

In addition to the Greek items, Pet Society will release a special collection for the Duanwu Festival (in Chinese, 端午節), also known as Dragon Boat Festival. This festival takes place on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, and is also called Double Fifth. In 2010 on June 16. The activities of the celebrations include eating rice dumpling zongzi and racing dragon boats. Here are a few of the Dragon Boat Festival items:

Pet Society's official blog also reports some game updates this week and a new activity-- treasure hunting!

"Starting Monday, your pets will be able to Dig for Treasure! That’s right! After a long day of fishing at the pond, or running races at the Stadium.. if your pet still has an itch it can’t scratch, and continues to long for adventure you can head over to the Town Forest to start digging for rare treasures," or so reports the official blog.

To see the full collection of this weeks items to be released on Monday and read more about treasure hunting, visit Pet Society's official update.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Decorating: A Statement-Making Chandelier (for only 1600 coins!)

Aah, the Royal Chandelier. Few Pet Society players probably remember this one... we started playing long after Playfish removed the gorgeous chandelier from the Expensive Mystery Box without warning. Now, players who want a little romantic candlelight have to choose the Mansion Chandelier, for 800 coins at the D.I.Y. store.

Almost every pet in the village owns at least one of this popular item (Jean-Pierre owns seven, one in each room!). But for a creative pet owner who wants something a little more spectacular, some creativity with a few different items will get you a fabulous lighting fixture that can be a centerpiece to any classy room. Here's what you'll need:

By placing the Wedding Candlestand on a small shelf and moving it to just under the Mansion Chandelier, you can use layering to make the illusion of a new chandelier. Jean-Pierre arranged some hydrangeas over the small and easy-to-conceal Display Room Shelf to complete the illusion.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dollhouse Mystery Eggs

The latest vending machine in ?'s shop offers adorable Dollhouse Mystery Eggs. Jean-Pierre loves these latest collectibles, even if he thinks 600 coins is a little bit steep of a price. Pet Society's official blog says there are 21 dolls and rooms to collect. If your pet has gotten all of them, take a snapshot and submit it.

Gearing Up for World Cup

Goooooal! Playfish released a new set of celebratory FIFA World Cup items this week to get pets into the game. The soccer-themed set is available at the Market under Cool Stuff. Maybe Hideeni's up for a match!

Your pet can buy items individually or choose to purchase the entire set (at a considerable discount!)

Here are the items within the set (which also makes a great Pet Society gift for anyone excited about the World Cup!). Not shown are Grey Soccer Cleats and Referee's Cleats.

These items are World Cup Specials and are available until June 12th. Speaking of Hideeni, he's also dolled up for the World Cup, offering a set of flags for some of the 32 qualifying countries! Playfish says they'll watch matches and remove flags when countries are knocked out of the standing.

Many players on Pet Society's fanpage wish their country had gotten a flag, as not all 32 countries competing were included in the set.

Jean-Pierre is a big soccer fan and was excited to see the set of items released to celebrate. He's gotten his Italy flag and is set to cheer them on during their matches! The Bouncy Soccer Ball costs 1000 coins at the market and and is by far our favorite World Cup item--pets will kick it around and cheer for themselves, though they have to discover it on their own (you can't click on the ball to have them kick it.)

What country are you rooting for in the FIFA World Cup? Did your country get a flag in Hideeni's set?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Pet Society Wedding

With the release of this week's fabulous wedding themed items in Pet Society, Jean-Pierre and Daisy dove in to tie the knot after a long engagement. (Daisy was upset Jean didn't manage to snag the Diamond Ring before it left stores in a clearance sale in Fall 2009, but he has fondly sent her many Expensive Mystery boxes since.) Here's a peek at some of their wedding photos:

Jean-Pierre opted for the Classic Tux, a sophisticated (and cheaper!) option than this week's new Purple Wedding Tux. Daisy was indecisive and bought all three of this week's new gowns!

She finally decided on her favorite - the light blue gown. Jean-Pierre did eventually figure out that it was his pants he was missing (and luckily, before the ceremony.)

Jean-Pierre was drinking last week's Ristorante Box Grape Juice, of course. And it made him much less nervous about his big day!

Friends Rocky and Basil attended the ceremony, which was held in Jean-Pierre's front garden. Hideeni did the honor of serving as presider, and even changed into his old chicken suit for the occasion.

Did your pet get hitched this week? Tell us if your pet has a special someone!

Meet Daisy Adair

Meet Daisy Adair. After falling hard for the self proclaimed Prince of the Pet Society village, Jean-Pierre, she has been awaiting their marriage and has been buying dresses and clothes to pass the time. She enjoys dressing in the finest dresses and her favorite food is Pink Daifuku Mochi.

Meet Jean-Pierre

Meet Jean-Pierre, the (self-claimed) prince of the Pet Society village. He's been engaged to Daisy Adair since a few instances of running from Hideeni let them realize their affection for each other. He enjoys the finer side of life on Pet Society, visiting friends and spending the coins he earns to buy the most lavish furniture for his home. His favorite food is Victoria Sponge Cake.
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