The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

General discussion about YoWorld. NOW INCLUDING feedback and suggestions!

The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby Viking Trevor » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:51 pm

Hey YoFans!

The gang is back in the saddle after the 50th Podcast celebrations! This week, Jacob and Trevor are joined by Viking Cameron to answer your player questions, talk about updates to the game, and learn a lot more about the BRAND NEW YoWorld Mobile Companion App!

Cameron fills us in about what it was like to work on the app, his experience with the community, and shares his excitement for what’s in store down the road!

Give it a listen by clicking HERE.

Past episodes!
Episode 50 | Episode 49 | Episode 48 | Episode 47 | Episode 46 | Episode 45.2 | Episode 45 | Episode 44 | Episode 43 | Episode 42 | Episode 41 | Episode 40 | Episode 39 | Episode 38 | Episode 37 | Episode 36 | Episode 35 | Episode 34 | Episode 33 | Episode 32 | Episode 31 | Episode 30 | Episode 29 | Episode 28 | Episode 27 | Episode 26 | Episode 25 | Episode 24 | Episode 23 | Episode 22 | Episode 21 | Episode 20 | Episode 19 | Episode 18 | Episode 17 | Episode 16 | Episode 15 | Episode 14 | Episode 13 | Episode 12 | Episode 11 | Episode 10 | Episode 9 | Episode 8 | Episode 7 | Episode 6 | Episode 5 | Episode 4 | Episode 3 | Episode 2 | Episode 1

Leave your reviews for BVG here:
Google | Facebook

Submit your trivia questions for our team here:
Click here

____________________
Today's topics...
- Features
- Art Updates
- Player Questions
- Better Know a Viking: Viking Cameron
- Bad Poetry Day Contest Winners!
- Question for YoFans!


Features
The Happy Birthday feature is on its way! We’re working out more of the details now, so stay tuned to hear more about what this means for you!

Also, we want to thank everyone for all their great VIP feedback! We've got new updates planned already and we can't wait to get them going.

Art Updates
We just wrapped up the Amusement Park theme, but we're waiting to reveal the final area, so keep your eyes peeled!

The YoUniversity theme has been launched, and lots of things are going on! If you haven’t heard yet, the CheerSquad is looking for some new talent, click here to find out!

Finally, the Team is getting ramped up for Halloween soon. Hype!

Postcards!
No new Postcards this week! If you’re looking for your chance to win a BVG t-shirt, signed by members of the YoWorld team, make sure you send your postcards to this address:

300-285 King St.
London, Ontario, Canada
N6B 3M6

Player Questions
    I was wondering why, when there are free items on offer with Yocash Packages, why around 99.9% of the time, the item is either a Yober or a handheld. I know there are many who like these things, but there are also many who do not. Are there any future plans to give decorating items instead of fashion ones to make the items equal between both fashion and decorating? - Queenie YDL
    If you’re asking about the “Bonus Offer” items that appear in the banners above the game, they’re actually pretty close to even! There have been a few more costume ones recently, but we’ll continue to look into this going forward!

    What makes a theme idea a good theme idea? - Anthony
    Lots of things! We’re looking for the entire team to be on-board (better themes end up being ones that we’re fans of too), and to see how many items that can support the theme. We love having inspiration, and lots of it helps a theme succeed.

    When you click on another player to view their badges...It still has:
    - LOL Shopping: Buy 100 items on Yoville.com
    - Gold Digger: Find 100 Pets on Yoville.com
    Will you be updating these?
    - ButterCup
    We do plan on updating them at some point! We’re aware that some of the badges are outdated, but seemingly small changes like this often end up being quite a big task!

    Will there ever be another infusion of CRAZY NUMBERS? Right now you can't find them anywhere. You can't purchase then in the Auction House and no one has them for sale in Events because they are using them to price their sales items. - Maid JenniAndronico
    Crazy Numbers specifically, maybe down the road! Most players often use Paint Boards to set prices at events, which are a bit easier to change on the fly, but worth investigating!

    I can not remember Jacob ever missing a podcast. Does he have perfect attendance? - DivCdrAmma YFD
    Believe it or not, Jacob has never been caught playing hooky on the podcast ;)

    Jacob, you ever tried Pumpkin Spice Bacon? (everything is better with bacon, right??). It's really, really delish! - HollyLuYah IMHI
    WHERE IS THIS AND HOW CAN WE GET IT.

    Will you be updating the shops and buildings around YoWorld? - WonderLand
    We really want to! This is a pretty big task that needs quite a bit of time, but it is something we have in our plans!

    Thanks for the upscale apartment, I love it. However, I know there is a reason why sometimes we are able to change the walls and floors and sometimes we can't (just forget why) Anyhoo, when we get a room like the one in the apartment, where we have stairs and aren't able to change the floors and walls, we can't place tiles on the floors because of the stairs, they end up on top of them. I was wondering if there would be a chance in future homes, where there are stairs, that we can change the floors to prevent this? - Queenie YDL
    When you’re unable to change the Walls & Floors of a room, this means the room has specifically been designed by an Artist on our Team. Places like “Exteriors”, “Grand Entrances” or rooms with beautiful views can only be covered up by walls and floor tiles if you’re looking to make some changes.

    We know what you mean about the stairs, and we’ll try and see if there’s anything we can do to prevent this!

    Will we ever be able to trade/sell older free gifts? some work some don't......maybe even option to sell back to store clear up inventory. - April
    Sadly, “Free Gift” items are currently locked in their un-tradeable status. For more information as to why, have a listen.

    Are you planning on adding more characters to the game? Besides Bob and Vinny, and the other clerks, what other type of character would you add and what purpose would they serve? - Anthony
    Barbara has been added recently, as well as other NPCs that can be interactive (Yonksy, Valerie, etc.). Lots of ideas cookin’ up in our heads, but we can’t say!

    Is there a Yo Halloween design costume contest in our future? - April
    Maybe!

    Give the name YoWorld, it's safe to assume that Yo is on a planet separate from earth, on a planet of it's own. However, is it really? Is YoWorld supposed to be located on earth, or on a different planet? - Anthony
    I think we landed on the “Alternate Universe” concept, but we’d be interested to hear what you think!

    So I see you guys are releasing a lot of car or ride-based costumes, like motorcycles, etc. Why not just make actual ride-ables instead of m1aking costume pieces? I know that perhaps you guys probably haven't touched on ride-ables yet, but what would be the point of those if you just release clothing equivalents? - Anthony
    You might have answered your own question ;) We find that this is the easiest way to do rideables for now, but it’s not say we haven’t moved entirely away from the “rideable item” method.

    Approximately how has the YoWorld team grown? How many members are there now within the YoWorld team? - Anthony
    Quite a bit, actually! Although it fluctuates depending on who’s working on what.

    Please, please, PLEASE... can we sell back the newer free gifts??? I would be extremely grateful!!! - Desi
    Not quite our intention right now! The last Mystery Chest items that we allowed to be sold was because they have been in the game around for quite some time, but the newer ones will be changing around much more quickly than the last.

    I have a question for all vikings, do any of the vikings sell items in the auction house?
    I mean I know you don't need to since you have unlimited everything, just curious
    - Mojo
    As fun as it looks to us, you won’t ever see Vikings add things to the Auction House!

    Any chance of converting the casino into an actual building you can walk into and play poker against other players betting yocoins/yocash? - OUTLAW
    While this is something we would love to do, it’s a big task to make a walkable and interactive Casino starting from where it is now. We want to though!

    Aif a player was to take a holiday which meant travelling thousands of miles and just happened to be in your neck of the woods, would they be allowed to take a tour of your office :D Okay maybe not so hypothetical next February to be exact - Fermithekrog YBLA
    As much as we wish we could, we’re not able to host any tours of the office. We would love to have you (or other folks) visit, but because we have lots of things going on in BVG Headquarters, bringing people in to say ‘hi’ is not in the books at this point in time.

    May we please sell to and buy homes from other players in the future? Has it been discussed or considered by the team? - xo JoyceCHoice ox
    There are many different layers of complexity to this, but something that we hope to do in the future!

    What is your favourite wine? - Lainie
    We’re big fans of Jackson Triggs apparently! Merlot is our go-to!

Better Know a Viking: Viking Cameron!
The Team publicly welcomes Cameron to the YoWorld family to celebrate the launch of the YoWorld Mobile Companion App!

We ask him some questions about what he does as a Product Manager, what to expect when first starting up the app, and what it was like working with YoWorld for the first time.

Cameron also mentioned that if he has some time (with a bit of help from Trevor or Jess) he may jump in to answer a few of your questions!

Question for YoFans
In the spirit of the YoUniversity theme, we want to know what your YoUniversity dorm room look like? Let us know by commenting below!

Bad Poetry Contest!
We had a ton of fun reading off the Bad Poetry Day Contest winners! Let's be completely honest, this was exceptionally great poetry, you should all be very proud!

Your assignments this week...
  • Download the YoWorld Mobile Companion App and give it a go! On iOS (Apple Devices) and Android!
  • Send us in a postcard! As always, you get a bit of YoCash, get a chance to win a BVG t-shirt, and have it read on the air!
  • Like us on Facebook, hit us up on the forums, and don’t be shy - say “hi” in the game if you see us!

If you have concerns or problems, let us know using the Help tab above the game!
User avatar
Viking Trevor
YoWorld Level: 274
 
Forum Posts: 1257
Forum Title: YoWorld Team
Location: Check out them Twitters: https://twitter.com/viking_trevor

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby XxSuperMarioxX (104376062) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:45 pm

Come on bring the last off the Amusement Park items out please can not wait to see it.
My Emergency Hospital Link Starts Off In The New Heroes entrance https://apps.facebook.com/playyoworld/?d=h69250528
User avatar

XxSuperMarioxX (104376062)
YoWorld Level: 319
YoWorld Start Date: Jun 03, 2009
 
Forum Posts: 12769
Forum Title: YoWild

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby Rawr (186765003) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:50 pm

How much do you get by sending in a postcard, jw :silly:
User avatar
Rawr (186765003)
YoWorld Level: 251
YoWorld Start Date: Apr 05, 2016
 
Forum Posts: 3469
Forum Title: YoAficionado

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby Crystal (144993945) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:53 pm

:thumbsup:

After listening to this podcast, I would like to hear from Jacob Questions & Answers for ones he said we'll look into it.....lol
I'm taking a bet he can't name half of what he said he'd look into..... :haha: :shh: :thumbsup: :D :heart:
Last edited by Crystal (144993945) on Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"La Vita e Bella"
User avatar
Crystal (144993945)
YoWorld Level: 275
YoWorld Start Date: Jan 10, 2010
 
Forum Posts: 3757
Forum Title: YoAficionado
Location: On My Cloud :)

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby pinguina (168384087) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:20 pm

When would you guys do a facebook live? Or do a podcast but like in a video?
User avatar
pinguina (168384087)
YoWorld Level: 271
YoWorld Start Date: Sep 05, 2010
 
Forum Posts: 3
Forum Title: YoNewbie

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby ViolaRae Latorio (177818762) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:35 pm

When I open up the auction house, I don't like how the default setting is "coin high to low"
I always change that to "coin low to high"
Is it possible that you could make it so that we can change our default settings on how the auction house is sorted, so players can open up the auction house and it remains how we want it to be sorted?
Image <--- Key
Wishlist | Pomegranate | Instagram
Stv | Froshty | Rafa | ♥ Aaron ♥ | Kraze | Adam | Milky | SE4N | GREG
I love all things Jumba.
User avatar
ViolaRae Latorio (177818762)
YoWorld Level: 272
YoWorld Start Date: May 16, 2011
 
Forum Posts: 7574
Forum Title: YoEnthusiast
Location: ♥ In Love With Pomegranates ♥ But I love Aaron too, I guess ♥

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby x Milky x (6094472) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:37 pm

I am confused about this statement Jacob said, "Players may notice there is still another area in the amusement park map that hasn't been unlocked.. It will unlock at a future date so keep your eyes out for that.." Does anyone know what map he is talking about?
The most awesome Vikings > All of them

I miss the olden YO days when people used to come and say hi, how are you? not hi, do you have?
User avatar
x Milky x (6094472)
YoWorld Level: 346
YoWorld Start Date: Dec 09, 2008
 
Forum Posts: 5384
Forum Title: YoDedicated
Location: Milkymilkycocoapuff

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby TRex (10740714) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:38 pm

x Milky x (6094472) wrote:I am confused about this statement Jacob said, "Players may notice there is still another area in the amusement park map that hasn't been unlocked.. It will unlock at a future date so keep your eyes out for that.." Does anyone know what map he is talking about?


world map :idea:
User avatar
TRex (10740714)
YoWorld Level: 232
YoWorld Start Date: Mar 04, 2009
 
Forum Posts: 710
Forum Title: YoSupporter

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby Mel Freeman (183484317) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:39 pm

^ Someone told me something similar, idk if it's related though..
Can you guys hint [/i]what new area of the Yoworld map is going to be added or refurbished ?
4/5/2017 Retiring from pictograms .
I think sense of beauty is the most culturally-bound thing in the world. People talk of color as depth, of color as beauty. . I could kick myself all day long.. all I see in it is.. plain garish. Not my fault .
User avatar

Mel Freeman (183484317)
YoWorld Level: 289
YoWorld Start Date: Aug 02, 2012
 
Forum Posts: 6811
Forum Title: YoDedicated

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby x Milky x (6094472) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:40 pm

Ace (10740714) wrote:
x Milky x (6094472) wrote:I am confused about this statement Jacob said, "Players may notice there is still another area in the amusement park map that hasn't been unlocked.. It will unlock at a future date so keep your eyes out for that.." Does anyone know what map he is talking about?


world map :idea:

I do not see an amusement park on the world map. He said, "players may noticed". Can you tell me where you see this on the map?
The most awesome Vikings > All of them

I miss the olden YO days when people used to come and say hi, how are you? not hi, do you have?
User avatar
x Milky x (6094472)
YoWorld Level: 346
YoWorld Start Date: Dec 09, 2008
 
Forum Posts: 5384
Forum Title: YoDedicated
Location: Milkymilkycocoapuff

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby Missy Angel (102623999) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:46 pm

Notes I made while listening ...
77 minnutes of podcast way too long to listen to all of it unless download it..spose I could have done that and listened in bed LoL
I listen to 50 minutes ..record !!
People do like 5 yobers ..they sell the rest in AH
themes that are harder should take longer , don't release till you have a few more items keep working on them
you don't have to release so fast slow down
oh swirls .. thought you said squirrels
Yes the other lot (Z) left a mess didn't they
Crazy numbers came from free gift boxes guys
make stairs a separate deco item
Why not release NEW free gifts similar to old ones that can be traded gifted
haha you spent that much :O LoL
Rabid Yo fans like a pile of Zombies turning up looking in the windows
a Yo Fest with Cosplays YES ! maybe players could organise ?
Current Default House - UK Apartment - Feel free to tour and look for hot dogs, one in every room! If you get stuck look for starfish on triangle
https://apps.facebook.com/playyoworld/?autologin=1&d=h64419265
User avatar
Missy Angel (102623999)
YoWorld Level: 302
YoWorld Start Date: May 15, 2009
 
Forum Posts: 2026
Forum Title: YoAdmirer
Location: off with the fairies...

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby ViolaRae Latorio (177818762) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:47 pm

Would you be able to make the companion app available in the Windows app store?
I want to be able to have it on my tablet, which is a Windows 8 tablet, and my phone is too old to handle it.
Image <--- Key
Wishlist | Pomegranate | Instagram
Stv | Froshty | Rafa | ♥ Aaron ♥ | Kraze | Adam | Milky | SE4N | GREG
I love all things Jumba.
User avatar
ViolaRae Latorio (177818762)
YoWorld Level: 272
YoWorld Start Date: May 16, 2011
 
Forum Posts: 7574
Forum Title: YoEnthusiast
Location: ♥ In Love With Pomegranates ♥ But I love Aaron too, I guess ♥

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby Missy Angel (102623999) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:48 pm

Rawr (186765003) wrote:How much do you get by sending in a postcard, jw :silly:

well yeah we (hubbie and I) got some but is it from sending a postcard or just us that are special :eh: :silly:
Current Default House - UK Apartment - Feel free to tour and look for hot dogs, one in every room! If you get stuck look for starfish on triangle
https://apps.facebook.com/playyoworld/?autologin=1&d=h64419265
User avatar
Missy Angel (102623999)
YoWorld Level: 302
YoWorld Start Date: May 15, 2009
 
Forum Posts: 2026
Forum Title: YoAdmirer
Location: off with the fairies...

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby ViolaRae Latorio (177818762) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:54 pm

Where is Jess? I was missing her voice throughout this podcast.
Image <--- Key
Wishlist | Pomegranate | Instagram
Stv | Froshty | Rafa | ♥ Aaron ♥ | Kraze | Adam | Milky | SE4N | GREG
I love all things Jumba.
User avatar
ViolaRae Latorio (177818762)
YoWorld Level: 272
YoWorld Start Date: May 16, 2011
 
Forum Posts: 7574
Forum Title: YoEnthusiast
Location: ♥ In Love With Pomegranates ♥ But I love Aaron too, I guess ♥

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby Viking Trevor » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:11 pm

x Milky x (6094472) wrote:
Ace (10740714) wrote:
x Milky x (6094472) wrote:I am confused about this statement Jacob said, "Players may notice there is still another area in the amusement park map that hasn't been unlocked.. It will unlock at a future date so keep your eyes out for that.." Does anyone know what map he is talking about?


world map :idea:

I do not see an amusement park on the world map. He said, "players may noticed". Can you tell me where you see this on the map?


A bit like our Cruise theme, there was a map in the background of the pop-up windows that showed the Amusement Park layout. Some areas were "black out" to tease that they were coming later.
User avatar
Viking Trevor
YoWorld Level: 274
 
Forum Posts: 1257
Forum Title: YoWorld Team
Location: Check out them Twitters: https://twitter.com/viking_trevor

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby x Milky x (6094472) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:14 pm

Viking Trevor wrote:
x Milky x (6094472) wrote:
Ace (10740714) wrote:
x Milky x (6094472) wrote:I am confused about this statement Jacob said, "Players may notice there is still another area in the amusement park map that hasn't been unlocked.. It will unlock at a future date so keep your eyes out for that.." Does anyone know what map he is talking about?


world map :idea:

I do not see an amusement park on the world map. He said, "players may noticed". Can you tell me where you see this on the map?


A bit like our Cruise theme, there was a map in the background of the pop-up windows that showed the Amusement Park layout. Some areas were "black out" to tease that they were coming later.

Okay great. Thanks for the clarification Trevor.
The most awesome Vikings > All of them

I miss the olden YO days when people used to come and say hi, how are you? not hi, do you have?
User avatar
x Milky x (6094472)
YoWorld Level: 346
YoWorld Start Date: Dec 09, 2008
 
Forum Posts: 5384
Forum Title: YoDedicated
Location: Milkymilkycocoapuff

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby Liam YFR (182222533) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:21 pm

Are you planning on adding new places on the YoWorld map?
User avatar

Liam YFR (182222533)
YoWorld Level: 181
YoWorld Start Date: Mar 04, 2012
 
Forum Posts: 239
Forum Title: YoApprentice
Location: UK

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby x Milky x (6094472) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:59 pm

My back yard is going to look like a classic frat house pool party. It will have a keg that everyone can do keg stands on; a giant float slide that goes into a huge pool; NPCs playing chicken inside of the pool; over-sized floats; a foam machine maker that makes foam all over the back yard, inside the pool, or anywhere; a giant bubble machine that drops bubbles from the sky; a balcony that let's people spring off of it doing flips into the pool; and a multi-tiered drink stand that fits beers, liquor, and jello shots on ice. Of course, this will only be possible if BVG creates these items lool.
The most awesome Vikings > All of them

I miss the olden YO days when people used to come and say hi, how are you? not hi, do you have?
User avatar
x Milky x (6094472)
YoWorld Level: 346
YoWorld Start Date: Dec 09, 2008
 
Forum Posts: 5384
Forum Title: YoDedicated
Location: Milkymilkycocoapuff

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby Peace (126481382) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:27 pm

Can you please verify that BVG is NOT turning on free gifts for you if you request it by a ticket?
If we could look into each others hearts, and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.
User avatar
Peace (126481382)
YoWorld Level: 231
YoWorld Start Date: Oct 03, 2009
 
Forum Posts: 6133
Forum Title: YoDedicated

Re: The YoWorld Podcast: Episode 51!

Postby HollyLuYah IMHI (109849093) » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:15 pm

A friend served Pumpkin Spice Bacon last year for a Halloween Party. I got the recipe that she followed (from a blog) and made it at Thanksgiving. Here is the recipe:

Pumpkin Spice Candied Bacon

1 lb applewood smoked bacon, thick cut
½ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp pumpkin spice blend
⅓ cup + 1 tbsp Pumpkin Spiced Beer
maple syrup

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Using either a broiler pan with slats or wire rack atop a baking sheet, spread out a single layer of bacon. (You may need either two pans or two batches.) Place in oven for 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pumpkin spice and beer.

Remove bacon and using a pastry brush, brush one side with beer mixture. Return to oven for five minutes.

Remove from oven. Flip bacon with tongs and apply beer mixture to this side. Return to oven for five minutes.

Repeat four more times (using the five minute intervals). At this point, you should have used all of your mixture and bacon should be crispy. If the bacon needs a bit more time, return to oven for another five minutes.

Remove from oven for a few minutes. Shortly after it comes out of the oven, remove the bacon to parchment paper or foil. (If you don’t do it when it is warm, it will stick to the pan.)

Serve with a side of maple. syrup.
User avatar

HollyLuYah IMHI (109849093)
YoWorld Level: 284
YoWorld Start Date: Jul 24, 2009
 
Forum Posts: 223
Forum Title: YoApprentice

Next

Return to YoWorld Discussions