As we are currently replacing a few hard drives in the server that hosts everybodyedits.com the primary game websites cannot currently be accessed. We expect to have normal operations back within the hour. The server is back up and running!
A lot of you will however be quite happy when the servers come back up, as we have decided to reenable the Christmas specials until the 1st of January. The simple reason for this is that most free players did simply not have time to get the offers using energy.
Official Everybody Edits Christmas Event 2010
The winner will be decided by public vote here on the blog. All the info you could ever want can be found on the fan forum.
As you might have noticed, I just lowered the energy for each world significantly.
The new setup is:
- 25*25 = 250 energy
- 50*50 = 500 energy
- 100*100 = 1000 energy
- 200*200 = 4000 energy
- 400*50 = 2000 energy
At the same time I would like to announce that from now and to the 25th 00:00 of december my time (GMT+1). The beta membership package can be had for only 50 gems (5$) instead of 100 from the shop!
Finally, 0.9.0.0 is now live!
- Free and Beta can now again play together
- The Energy shop is now live for everybody
- The Free website has been updated to support the chat bar.
- You can now get more saved worlds in the energy shop.
- The game now support worlds of any size.
- Fixed bug where spawn points would act strange in small worlds.
- Fixed bug where guests / none chatting members could see the chat.
Sometimes you have to make an unpopular decision…
This is one of those times. When we first introduced the Beta program Everybody Edits did not have a chat, and during this period a lot of people gave their children access to the beta program.
We’ve since added a chat, and while it is working very well, it’s not particularly child-friendly. Consquently, I have received a lot of emails from concerned parents wishing for the ability to turn off the chat for their child.
Since I consider it a great responsability that parents trusts their children to be safe in Everybody Edits, I’ve decided to add a simple Parental Control system to the game.
However, since most parental control systems are easily circumvented by a 10 year old in 5 minutes or less I have decided to implement it a bit differently in Everybody Edits.
In the very near future the game will be updated such that people wishing to chat must pay 0.01$ (1 cent) for the privilege using a Credit Card via PayPal.
The reason is that you must be 18 to have a credit card (or a PayPal account) and it is therefore reasonable to assume that only adults will buy the chat-feature and kids will have to ask their parents for chat access.
I’d like to point out that I am not making any money from this, as 1 cent is well below the fees charged by PayPal everytime somebody verifies chat. Additionally Player.IO charge me 0.03$ per transaction making the verification system something that costs me money.
To make up for the inconvenience everybody will be rewarded the smiley for free.
If anyone has a great idea for how else to securely enforce Parental Control I would be more than happy to hear about it! You can go here to discuss the subject openly.