The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

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The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Viking Trevor » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:05 pm

Hey YoFans!

As some of you may have seen on various social media, we teased something titled the "YoWorld Update", and it's finally here!

Click here to listen to the very first episode!

So, What is YoWorld Update?
You may recall a recent survey that asked what it is that you liked about the YoWorld Podcast. Based on your super-helpful feedback, we've made changes to the Podcast format! Because the show has changed so much, we've decided to turn it into an entirely new show.... The YoWorld Update is born!

What Can I Expect?
More In-Depth Information!
We'll still be talking about Feature Updates, Art Updates, and other informative topics, but we'll be aiming to give you more in-depth details! We love our committed podcasters and want to continue making sure you are getting hints about new and exciting things coming to YoWorld.

Topic of the Week!
This is a new work-in-progress segment where Jess and I will be digging in deeper to topics that you want to hear about. For each topic, we will be your investigative journalists on the YoWorld team, going around looking into the answers to your topic-specific questions. Is there a part of the game you want to learn more about? Bring it up as a suggested topic!

Shorter Episodes!
Based on your survey feedback, most of you had felt like the episodes were just a bit too long. With the exception of this "slightly longer" first episode, we will be doing our best to keep each episode around the 20-25 minute mark.

More In-Game Integration!
Part of what you loved the most about the Podcast was being able to jump into the game, talk to our team, and get some sweet in-game prizes. Because of this, we'll be doing our best to visit your Listening Parties every other Thursday around 3pm (Eastern Time)! That means, we'll be around today (Thursday, September 29th) at 3pm EDT to drop by and share the hype!

Postcard Handhelds!
Because new YoWorld shirts are soon-to-be on their way (and because our BVG shirts are running low) we've decided to give out in-game Postcard Handheld items to monthly random Postcard Draw winners! Want to know where to send them? Right here!
    300-285 King St.
    London, Ontario, Canada
    N6B 3M6

As with any new YoWorld endeavours, we are always on the lookout for your feedback to help improve things. If you have any comments, concerns, queries, conundrums, congratulations or anything else alliterative, please make sure to let us know below.

Your Assignments This Week
• Let us know what you think of the new format!
• Tell us some topics of the week to investigate for future episodes!
• Send us your postcards!


Thank you so much for all your feedback and support to help make this happen, and we hope to see you around in the game for future episodes!

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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1 | E2: Account Security!

Postby Viking Jess » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:19 pm

EEEE I'm so excited! :heart:

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Hey Folks!

As part of our "Topic of The Week" segment on the YoWorld Update, we want to find out what you are looking to learn.

The YoWorld Update: Episode 2 will be coming out next Thursday around 3pm EDT / 7pm UTC, and the topic of the week will be:

Account Security!

We'll cover anything security-related, from how to protect your account, how malicious people might try to get at your Yo-belongings, and anything else that you may want to know more about.

Have some knowledge you think will help others? Hit us with it!
Have some questions you want us to address? Ask us here!
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Rawr (186765003) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:21 pm

Wow how amazing! :love:
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Starzy (179360295) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:27 pm

Yay
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Toink Toink (117686344) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:39 pm

Thought was something else :haha:. Are the freebies available in the store for purchase?
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Jelly Bean (10351152) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:44 pm

Sounds great! I'll have to give a listen in a bit. :D
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby NoOdLeZ 2hot (186279575) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:44 pm

listening now :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Jasper LaLaurie (130695460) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:45 pm

Cool! :)
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby kaia (144833581) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:49 pm

YoMo is a cute name for the app :cat:
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Brea (172986800) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:59 pm

Awesome!!!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby ROBYN cOOnie (109762752) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:07 pm

Awesome job guys, very informative! Looking forward to the next one :D

My postcard is on it's way!
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Jelly Bean (10351152) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:09 pm

I like the new format and the shorter episodes. :)

My idea for a topic to investigate is...... LAG! Lag seems to be a strange thing that effects some more than others and seems to be a real issue for the social players. Parties, sales, even just hanging out at altons can really be a pain if your lag is bad.

I would love to see some in depth information on what causes lag, and what BVG is planning for ways to combat it. :)



Thanks for asking this was a great episode. :hug:
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby CountryDude89 (11877186) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:47 pm

i would choose Lag. Are the servers hidden coding molasses.exe? is a hamster pressing buttons? Does Yo get a proper bedtime snack and story? Do they ach at Jacobs pun? what is the meaning of the cryptic, and mysterious nothingness known as... slow down?
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby x Milky x (6094472) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:15 pm

Most of all, I am looking forward to the more informative podcasts and interaction with the Vikings. I know first and foremost you all are a company, but thanks for always taking our feedback into consideration when making company decisions. I understand it's very hard to balance, but the effort shows. YO will continue to evolve because the member base is always looking to improve it to be the best, but also because the willingness of the Vikings to make these changes happen. Exciting times!! Cheers to my fellow Yos and the Vikings :drink:

Side note- both of you on the podcast are a great combo!!
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby LEgGitJaSSy (181510607) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:28 pm

Great!
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Queenie (108874167) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:39 pm

OMG I asked about a Maintenance Pop up for FS decorating ages ago, so hearing this makes me so happy. THANK YOU BVG .. This is FABULOUS news.. So excited :D :D :D :D

You spoke about the Buddy Lists. I just wondered why sometimes, regardless of your status, it changes to Do Not Disturb all by itself

Also, in themes, where we get more than one of the same item, ie. rugs. I wondered why is it, when they are all the same thing, except for the colour, they are different prices?

Thank you BVG for all you do :)
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Sheava (184662875) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:11 pm

Can we have a Halloween Design Contest?
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Kraze (175801908) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:26 pm

Sheava (184662875) wrote:Can we have a Halloween Design Contest?

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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby sNaPCraCkLeNPoP (12927062) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:31 pm

Great update. :thumbsup: My question is...When will you guys get around to fixing some of the bugs in game. Example the avenue/house attachments. I have seen many people complain they can not get them to attach right or stay attached. :)
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Re: The YoWorld Update: Episode 1!

Postby Thursday Soleil (136586881) » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:10 pm

Um. I am not so sure I like the truncated version. Jacob not being on is weird. But I do like information so we can see how it goes but it feels rushed.

Idk. Maybe I am just use to the podcast as it was since I never miss listening to them.
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