Pixel Woods has had a long run, and I’ve learnt a lot about how not to script whilst building it. In fact, I’m still paying a monthly fee for my bad scripting. So over the next week or two Pixel Woods will see a makeover. The goal is not to boost member numbers - admittedly it’s the opposite; my interests have moved on and I no longer have the time or will to make Pixel Woods...
Sorry for the lack of updates everyone! It seems that every significant event this year has fallen into the same few weeks. I can gladly say that I now have a slightly better job and a driver’s license. Unfortunately I also have a lot less time and energy now (although significantly less debt!) I will look again into converting, editing and uploading the ‘how I draw the PixelWoods...
Butterfly migration incoming!
A new batch of colorful pets are now available on the adopt page. Enjoy them!
Alpaca eggs are now available! I’ve also added the Stegosaurus to the promo store, so if you’re a fan of dinosaurs it might be worth resurrecting one for yourself.
The latest pets!
(I forgot to write a post last week - woops!) Last week’s pet was the hippo, and this week’s the kangaroo. I hope you like them! I’ve been very busy the last week, sorting out licenses, a job and organizing an overseas trip. I’ll try to keep up to date with the pets here, but please forgive me for the lack of content!
Another visitor from the ocean
The tides bring seahorse eggs today! Another wildly colorful pet is added to the adoption page, this time in place of the hedgehogs. I’ve recorded the process I went through creating these pets, and I’ll post again once I’ve edited it and shortened it down thoroughly. We’ll see how it turns out!
One of our more colorful pets..!
The chameleons have replaced the frogs today, marking our 23rd pet here at PixelWoods. The promo pet will be updated later this week, and will be equally as colorful!
Required clicks tweak
Due to much gentle reasoning and discussion (of which I am very grateful! Our forums seem to be an oasis in the harsh, dry internet) I’ve returned the required clicks to the previous 10>25>50 formula. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’m going to maintain this site once my life gets into the rhythm of work. Later this year I’ll be travelling to Canada (a long way...
This week's pet - the Shark!
Introducing the shark! Starting this week there will be two notable changes: Only one pet will be release per week Pet click requirements have been raised And while I’m throwing lists around, here is my reasoning behind this change: If I keep up 3 per week, we’re quickly going to run out of animals! Or at least the pet releases will be more like “New pet batch: the...
Another batch of pets!
The crocodile, eagle and goat are here! If you’re as confused as I am about which pets retire each week SimplyRei has made a useful list @ http://www.pixelwoods.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=248 I’m also starting to code the Pet Grouping script, so you will finally be able to organize your pets. Imagine that! Finally, if you didn’t already know, we have a new chat room...
Just a note:
Pet switch day has been moved to Monday, in part because the weekend is a good opportunity for people to pick up pets at the last second and part because I’ve been crook over the weekend. Expect an update tomorrow!
Another week, another pet pack
The (from left to right) rat, large cat and octopus! Most of the rats are based on fancy hooded rats, but the octopi and large cats feature several different species are their different outcomes. Hope you like them!
Hats! (And other fun stuff)
I’ve just activated the pet customization feature, and handed a Tall hat out to every existing user. This means there’s only 651 in existence, and I don’t plan on creating any more Tall hats! You can experiment with your new hats in the My Pets > Customize page, and please let me know what you think on the forums (also tell me if there are any bugs). I’ll be busy...
A few minutes ago I phased the whales out, and in their place came the Fennec Fox! I hear they squeak when you poke them.
I forgot to mention, but we’ve started phasing three pets out per week along with three new ones. That way there’ll always be 12 pets available, not including promotional ones. Hopefully this should give y’all a reason to be trading, and add a little scarcity and value to your collection! The pets that were phased out today were the wolf, deer and snake. Similar pets might...
3 new pets!
Three new pets today, just as promised! The images above are the most common variations of each, but I assure you there are a few rarer, more iconic variations. :) I also have a much requested, very cute promo pet that you’ll see tomorrow when the whales are phased out, so you donators out there will hopefully be very pleased! On that note, if you still plan on buying a whale(s) do it...
Squashed a few bugs Fixed a few faults Remade the homepage to be much more inviting! You can see it at pixelwoods.com It contains a teaser for the next major update, which I am just putting the finishing touches on now. There’s one last hurdle before it’s ready for release, but I hope to get it out before the weekend. :) Oh and if you haven’t already signed up on the forum,...
What is this madness??
A Tumblr blog, obviously. I’ve decided that the home page of PixelWoods.com is just too ugly with all the news smacked on it, it’s a darn pain to update AND I’d much rather make it a beautifully crafted landing page anyway (a quick introduction to PixelWoods, that sort of thing). So I blatantly mimicked Notch (owner of minecraft.net, if you live under a rock) and started a...