Archive for December, 2012

Featured Player lot: The Artistary!

December 27th, 2012 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

This week we want to highlight a lot one of our players has made, using the new signs, custom content photo stencils and a lot of creativity!

Check out the ARTISTARY by our player RUDOLF (also known as ERIC, when it’s not Christmas time)!


The Artistary is an Art Gallery where player made art is auctioned off and sold to the highest bidder.
Displayed is also a growing collection of rare and antique TirNua objects that are no longer for sale, but have become collector’s items.
Rudolf accepts donations of any and all rare and unusual items to feature here.



The first auction of artwork in this new gallery has already taken place and ended on Christmas day. Lucky Auction winners walked off with masterpieces such as Mono Lisa, Oh Deer and Flaming Ruins to display in their own home.
We can’t wait to see what other events may be taking place here in the future!



If you would like your lot or player event to be featured, let us know and we might pick yours to showcase next.

Click here to go to the Artistary in TirNua! 

TirNua Anna and the Catroo team


Secret Cat Items Revealed, and more!

December 19th, 2012 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

An early Christmas gift for your furry little friends!

This week we have added three different cat care sets for you to choose from. We added Gold, Silver and Bronze cat food bowls, kitty litterboxes and beds.

These cat items are great if you want to go away for a few days - maybe for Christmas or New Year - and be confident that your cats will still have access to food and litter.

Every golden food bowl and litterbox holds 12 times more food and litter than a regular object!
The silver ones hold 5 times more than the regular, and the bronze ones hold twice as much as a regular. This makes them last that much longer before you have to refill! Caring for cats just got a lot easier in time for the holidays. :)





One player guessed this from the Facebook post - D-Lyte, your guess was spot on!
The clue was that the cats were “Gold, Silver and Bronze” colored and these were the new items. Tough nut to crack… The clue was difficult but it inspired some interesting suggestions. Thank you all for those. :)


The beds also come in Gold, Silver and Bronze to match your new sets.






If you have suggestions or ideas for other new items you can add them right here on the blog.



New objects for player made games and interesting lots

We added two items that are especially good for social gameplay. The first one is the writable sign.





Many players have suggested more items like this.





We also added another Drop on. This one is for tip jars and will also be used for other objects later on. We can think of a ton of uses for this one, can you?

Maybe a talent show, stand up comedy club, betting at the Goat Races, job payouts, random drawings or lotteries and so on. You can probably think of many more uses.





Let us know of your events

If you have been inspired to have an event, let us know time, place and what will be going on - every now and then we will have a featured player event on Facebook or here on the blog!


VIP store discounts

We have a few new items in the VIP store right now. First one is the Red Christmas tree that most players voted for when we asked which one you liked the most.
The second one is the Gift Drop on. It’s still not too late to get one and have a chance to get gifts delivered to your own house before Christmas!

The sign and Tip jar Drop on are also available in VIP store and in the Misc store for non-residents. The cat items can be found under the Pet category.


Happy holidays!

TirNua Anna and the Catroo team


Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty…

December 17th, 2012 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

We haven’t forgotten our TirNua cats this Christmas/New years! We are adding some cool objects to TirNua again - these will surely have all your cats purring happily for a long time to come! :)


Can you guess what objects are coming?





It’s something for the cats. There is a clue above… Can you figure it out?

There’s also a guessing post on our Facebook wall.

What do you think it might be?

Have fun guessing! :)


TirNua Anna and the Catroo team


Celebrate Christmas in Style

December 12th, 2012 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Celebrate Christmas in style! Last week you got the Gift Dropon and we know you’ve been having a lot of fun with those!
This week there are some more brand new Christmas items added.


Celebrate with our new HUGE, beautiful Christmas trees! Which is your favorite?





We love these trees! We hope you like them too. :)




These are available right now in the Christmas store, along with the new Holiday poles.
With those cheerful and colorful poles, Santa and his reindeers will be sure to find your house!







As you have noticed Santa has been sneaking around the game leaving gifts and wishing players a Merry Christmas. Yesterday there was a big Christmas Soul Train going around the game passing around gifts and spreading Christmas cheer. Many players caught on and followed Santa around and even gave gifts of their own.

Many TirNuans also found some gifts under their trees this morning. If you haven’t checked under your tree yet maybe you should. Christmas starts early in TirNua!

Here are some pictures!














Thank you everyone, stay tuned for more updates and let us know your opinions about the new items in the comments field! :)


TirNua Anna and the Catroo team


A Visit From Santa Claus

December 6th, 2012 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Just in time for Christmas we have added a small but very useful object to help everyone spread the holiday cheer! Yep it’s … the GIFT DROPON tile. :)




Buy yourself a few of these and place on your lots! They look awesome under the Christmas tree!


You can go around leaving gifts everywhere, or go around searching for gifts other players have hidden or placed. Be prepared that not all the gifts might go to the preferred recipient this way, maybe someone will be the Grinch who stole Christmas?


As we get closer to Christmas, Santa Claus himself will start doing rounds too, looking for places to drop gifts. If you want to give him a hint about where to find your lot, write it in our Facebook Page Post (Click HERE to go there) or here on the blog if you don’t have Facebook. It doesn’t matter if you lock those lots, as no doors can keep Santa out… Unless he has been eating too many gingerbread cookies to squeeze through the chimney. :)


The Gift Dropons are available both in the VIP store and under Miscellaneous in the regular TirNua store.






Note:

If you want to drop random gifts around the world for someone else to get, make sure to place the gift for sale for 0 tau first. You can only price them at your own home.

  1. Go to Recycle mode
  2. Click the gift and Set For Sale Price
  3. Place it into your inventory and go drop it somewhere!



Travel Around The World Searching for Gifts or Leaving Gifts!

There are also some Gift Dropons placed around the world. Check out the Community Center, TirNua Isla Spa, TirNua Farmer’s Market and the TirNua Bank. Maybe some of them have gifts? The elves drop some off regularly. If those are all gone, maybe you can make someone else happy by dropping some there!





Dropons Are Great for Contests

These new Gift Dropons can also be a lot of fun when you are having a contest. Just place a few Gift Dropons in your house, and players who win a gift in your lottery or contest, can place them on the drop-on and open them right there so everyone can see what they got. There’s no longer a need to go home and open every gift. :)


Other fixes and changes

We’ve been as busy as Santa’s little elves lately. Here are some of the things we’ve been working on.


Chat bubbles

We changed the chat bubbles - they will now stay on screen for more than twice as long as before, events should feel more chatty and you have a chance to read the bubbles on screen before they go away.

Inventory changes

To improve loading times, your inventory now loads after you already logged in, and is no longer a part of the login sequence. Many players will notice a faster login time. If you are a resident with several characters on the same account (resident accounts can have 3 personas) you will now have to relog if you want to change persona on the same account.

Changes to EMP

There will be several small changes to EMP over the upcoming weeks. We are changing this system to prepare for bigger changes and improvements in the overall game. Everything that has to do with plants and pets should also affect your Emotional instead of your Mental, while machinery affects your Mental, and physically strenuous actions affect your Physical.

Site Updates

Updates have been made to remove unnecessary links, and we have added a Like button and a button to go to our App page on Facebook.


Bug fixes

  • Fix for failing/colliding sprinklers. Sprinklers now correctly use emotional energy instead of mental. Using a sprinkler does not build up your capacity
  • Fix for failing/colliding boilers. Using a boiler does not build up your mental capacity
  • Combined some potted flower feeds - only mutants should now get their own feed instead of all the hybrids
  • Drinking coffee should once again update your EMP energies
  • Plant pots should leave less or none of the “ghostly” images behind when moved or recycled
  • The identity crisis for potted plants should now be averted - i.e. plants look like themselves and shouldn’t change their pictures
  • Taking full sized persona pictures is smoother
  • EMP values or capacity should no longer drop or reset when changing clothing
  • Fruit stands should show all freshly added fruit at once
  • Various behind the scenes improvements



We have more than this on the drawing board. Stay tuned for more goodies to come soon! :)


TirNua Anna and the Catroo team


Follow Our New Facebook Page!

December 1st, 2012 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

The time has come to launch a new page for TirNua on Facebook!





Make sure to LIKE the page to get all our regular updates, teasers, information, contests, and news!
We love to interact with our players and have a dialogue, and the new page will let us do just that and reach you easier.
We will also strive to make content that you might want to SHARE with others, so we can show everyone what a great game we have here! :)

Click here to go to the New Page!



Tip: If you would like to get a notification every time we post new things, you can click on “Get Notifications” after you have liked the page.
Hover your mouse over the “Liked” and you should get this option. Just liking a page will not show you all the updates, just a small number of them.





New items and features released in the future will be announced first on the new page, and it will also let you know whenever there is a new blog post to read.
Oh, and enjoy the extra content and pictures we have been posting there already - for example some never before shown pictures from the Halloween event. We’d love to hear your comments! :)


Cheers,

TirNua Anna and the Catroo team


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