You must be a little bit busy right now! Either school or getting the kids into costume, I'm sure. My OT is finally ending, I think. The my last unfinished schools that have been in the news are taken care of.
Wondering what you think of this crazy idea we've cooked up of trying to kick CODY out of the #1 spot. Not too mean spirited, I hope? Really just looking for a yea or a nay at this point. And maybe a 'Dislike' for 'Friend Code Zero' once we start.
The campaign is great. We'll see what happens. I already liked the Facebook post and disliked Cody (by the way I have always disliked him ). Hope all is well with you. I miss my wiki family. :-)
I went to San Antonio for the weekend plus Halloween. It's been a crazy week. I was out of data and my mom has no wifi. I never went by a place with wifi so I wasn't able to check in. Then upon returning I had to catch up at work. But I'm back.
You funny! 'I've always disliked CODY'. Ha! All good here - still a little bit busy in the schools, but I think this weekend is mine, finally.
As much as I Jones for it, prolly be a good idea for me to be without wifi for a bit. Even our cottage has cell reception now! And it's in the middle of nowhere. It looks like there were some nice Diamond surprises waiting for you as well.
Hi Cindy, how're you doing? Getting closer to back to work time, with no update in sight yet. I've seen no advertising around "Most Wanted" DVD coming out on Tuesday. Must be low-key, at least here. Lots of advertising for "Dr Who" or "Sharknado II", but no Muppets.
What would you think of me asking and answering a few new FAQs -
how to use the wiki navigational features.
how to edit (which will be mostly links to wiki community central)
what are the features under Options - changing player name, referrals, Max zoom, notifications etc
Those are great ideas. And you are right. I haven't seen a single advertisement for the Muppets DVD. I am still hopeful for this update but if it comes out next week or thereafter, during the day, it'll be up to you or whoever else to add in the new stage/character.
Awesome sauce. I'll do what I can. I'm pretty biz until labour day, but there are a lot of wiki-heads out there waiting for something to happen, I'm sure. All depends on the timing, and at this point, I'm not going to complain about any time they make an update.
It was a bit of a pipe-dream anyway - thinking there'd be a release on Aug 12 with the DVD - since at this point the App stores control the release times.
That's a head turner! Other BBB games have updates - ones that have nothing to do with the In-App purchases? But Muppets is stalled? Buddy that was on the wiki content page was talking about a backlog.
It seems that they did prepare something, and Ryan-Seacrest-ed out the hints about the release of it. Now we have what might as well be the old TV test pattern. Maintenance.
I'm still hoping for a big surprise one day. But not today. @8^(>
I don't mean to insert myself into your conversation but wanted to say the same as Cindy in regards to updates. The other game I play (Nemos Reef-and I have thru google and amazon) just had a pretty significant update a few weeks ago. A few of my apps to "kill time" also have been updating periodically as well. I haven't given up hope but also no longer rush to check every morning to see if an update was waiting. I am just going to continue pluging away with coins and food. I'm not dare doing the rest of my Scooter tasks. I just know the minute I complete what I have left an update will appear and I will miss out on all the XP. on second thought, maybe I should finish them up so everyone can finally continue with their game lol.
The XP is always in the last place that you look, isn't it? Finish Scooter's checklist! @8^)>. Could be my fault as well. I think that Scooter says I still have to digitize Sam Eagle on the ship. That and my uncollected "All Level 15" for the Big House may be the only other thing holding the update back.
You too! By the way I was on vacation all last week but I'm back. Just waiting to see what is new. We are still over 2,000 visits a day so we are higher than previous times. The lowest I've seen is 500-900 after hitting in the thousands. Unless they remove the game from the market they'll always be interest, even if minimum.
Good timing! Where'd you'd vacate? Weather's changeable here but good, and in our schools people are trickling back in with the dreaded question, "will you done by September?!"
Numbers plateaued (but at the bottom, not top) the last while. Not worried. It's summer north of the equator, as your vacation demonstrates, and there's nothing new to check for codes, how-tos etc. You've done an awesome job as it is promoting us and the game on the MMS FB page.
It does feel like something new is coming, just in a looong queue. I'm messing about when I get the chance and we heard from UB37 the other week. I trust that Quick is doing OK. Whenever this Muppet lull ends, we'll forget all about it. And only another few days until most wanted is out on DVD. Got to be some good special features on that. Ricky Gervais was played down hard in the final edit and I want to see more - just thinking about his "Celebrity Lullaby" with Elmo.
Went to San Antonio (my hometown). I was glad to see UB back and I haven't heard from Quick for quite awhile. I hope she is doing okay as she has several medical issues. I think that something is coming. I hope before the 18th as I go back to work that day. But we shall see. And I loved the Muppets Movie.
How are things down there? We've been roasting on and off the past while. At our fine mayor's non-campaign BBQ -- where there were By-Law officers out to make sure he didn't campaign (it is illegal in a public park on work time), one of his rivals rode in on a white horse.( which is also illegal without a permit). She's also the woman who the mayor "goosed" a few months ago, so she gets cut a little slack. I love Toronto politics!
Anyway - Just deleted pages created for the Circus and the Park, which buddy said are the two new stages. Does this ring a bell? A page for the same stage was posted at the end of May (I think my post about it was called, "History repetes") and not by our buddy Gurganus.
If there's anything to it, no one apologizes more profusely than me, but hey - no one else has heard of these stages. And when were the muppets in the circus?
Take it ease. I trust you're all having a good weekend.
Toronto is quite unusual huh. Sounds like a weird movie.
I'm doing well. It's around 103 down here and we've been in the news a lot due to the influx of underaged immigrants from Central America. I was at a workshop all last week for AP. I was playing hay day a lot this past month, but now I'm moving into lesson planning mode (I go back to work in 3 weeks).
I haven't heard of those stages, but maybe.
I was thinking of collecting food and making more. Yes I will lose the XP but I can get more later. Plus I only have 3 million food. Also, My Singing Monsters is capped at level 30 forever. So there may not be new levels. Just new difficult task and Muppets with a 1% chance of success.
If I could write anything as weird as T.O., I'd be rich. The summer is disappearing fast - three to four weeks is our 'deadline' for many of our school jobs, and as usual, we won't be done for the usual annoying reasons.
Anyone else and I'd recommend waiting on the Food Carts - but you've got the (soon-to-be) 10,000 Diamond fast forward button. Make sure that you get a screen-grab of it!
Akaelber is cleaning up this week. Three top ten! And there's a number of players upping their game -TS #6 and #10 are craze about the bubbles and the footlights - almost as if they're reading a certain strategy page. Time to up your game and renew your campaign!
As far as XP goes, I may try to tone it down on one of my devices, to draw out the game and to see if it makes any difference as our buddy has claimed.
MSM is fixed at Level 30? That doesn't bode well for MMS.
Another week, another wait on Muppets I guess.
I've thought about redoing my stages but haven't felt like it. Plus I have so many diamonds it's a little ridiculous. Wonder if there's a cap on diamonds? I still don't know how the top stages work. I haven't posted my code on Facebook for awhile so I'll see if that does the trick.
I'm sure that 10,000 diamonds are reasonable! And how are we going to find a cap on diamonds without someone hitting it? @8^)>
Hitting the cap on coins is hard enough. I don't think it will happen with diamonds n coins. V
"Start stockpiling". What a weird thing to say after months of promoting Muppet Man. All I took from their "3 screens" was to wear a dinner jacket and stop shaving my upper lip.
Just looking through top stages again and saw something weird - check out Cody and then check out #_9. Who's copying who? Or does Cody have two games on the go? We're just laughing here because we think they've looked st #1 and said "that's the best stage, so I'll make mine look like that" but you know what? They're there!
Hey, where are you going to put another Constantine? Crazy!
Thought it was funny. I mean, I could imitate Cody ( or anyone else) but who'd see it? And Cody is a pretty generic stage. No symmetry, no Muppet-alliteration, no nothing. Makes it even weirder and makes me more curious who's stage it is. Andy Warhol? Lichtenstein?? Some old-school pop-artist. To bad a copy of a copy of Cody is worth about as much as a comic book illustration of a Lichtenstein print of a comic book. (Homage to C & H) .
Still watching the Randoms and the Top Stages when I get the chance. No more familiar names in Random though. 8(
I despair for the next stage. They're behind schedule and only slow-moting (slow promotion) the "Muppet Man". I'm hoping that they're not leaving it until the one year anniversary in August. Or elseImight be one of the craze FB people in a while.
It'll be like Christmas. The stage will suddenly appear in the App Store only after we've burned out our anticipatory brain neurons. Lobotomy by Muppet. Mubotomy.
Ah well. Maybe the imi-Cody stage has a point. We can come up with games in the Friends sphere. Follow the leader? I put three fozzies here with three Sam E's. Can you do it? Who does it first?
Quitting while I'm ahead.
Counted your stages and I think you have 3 in the Top Eleven. Your surprise theatre is the 11th stage and this does prove one part of our Top Ten Theory - one I'm just putting on a HOT-Day card. The surest way of being on the Top Stages this week is to have been on them last week.
Hmmm. Why do you speculate the weeks are dependant? In what way?
How do you see it relating to Friends, Randoms Stages, and the criteria by which Top Stages are determined?
How have you devised you'll test your theory and the conclusions drawn from the results of observations?
Hmmm. The scientific method. Hypothesis. Observa(yawn)tions. Conclusion.
New Top Stages are tabulated every Sunday.
Top Stages are based on the number of Likes (or dislikes from naysaying numpties) a stage gets from Sunday through Saturday.
Stages that get on the Top Stages tend to stay there longer than simple probability would allow.
Therefore a strong influence on a specific stage appearing in next week's Top Stages is the content of this week' stop stages.
A priori non sequitur.
BTW-been watching the 'Randoms' and I haven't seen stages jumping into the Top Stages from Random. It may not matter because I see high-level Randoms, and I can only assume that long time players aren't hitting Random like new players. New and lower level players have a different set of Randoms, which I think was the point you were making prev. And newer players surely outnumber long-time players if people are still joining the Muppet Show. So my observations that none of 'my' Randoms make it into the Top Stages may not matter.
So, yes, if players drag their heels and don't make money, they may have a better chance at getting into the Top Stages. But how much better? And I can only imagine that the boredom craziness on the MMS FB page would explode if people played the game any slower.
Were the Facebook reveals also based on weekly Likes and Shares?
What if the number of likes you received per level had an impact on getting to the Top Stages?
What if there was a particular action in the game that players could perform that would make it more likely for their stage to be seen?
What if the stages that appear week after week are there because the stage owners are actively doing something to be there?
What number, what action, what something?
Is it about the number of likes Sunday to Saturday, y or m?
And we both know number of likes had little to do with the schedule of the revealing the clues to- or indeed the thing itself- the next stage. It will be released the moment it's ready and not before. (And not after) They're placating some immupatient game players while the bugs in the new stage/ game feature are worked out.
So does this mean that I should have no faith in the 'rules' for the Top Stages, because I do. What I'm trying to do is work them out.
So once again, how does the top stage work?
Hey Captain you are spot on about my 3 stages in the top 11 (really top 10). I've had 2 in the top 10 stages 2 times, but never 3. That would be awesome just for the heck of it. I also broke a record for myself by reaching 8,000 diamonds today (8,000 +2 to be exact). Maybe if they take a few more weeks for the new stage (not that I want to wait another minute) I just might hit 10,000. :-) how many coins do you have now?
Hi hi !
Hey Club Penguin - liked your Kitchen especially. Good use of space!
Hi RZS, how's things? I'm in the dirtiest auditorium ceiling I've ever seen!
You're right - it is 3 in the top 'ten' once you take out Cody!
That's a craaaazay Diamond total. Nice! Prolly still much time before new stage out. I'm sure you'll reach 10,000.
The eleventh stage (really the tenth) was your theatre. I think you said last week was the first time your theatre was in Top Ten. Now it's in again. How many diamonds do you spend on a new stage? Sure, 8000 gives you free reign , but I can buy a few digitizer codes as well. Usually do for Special Editions, since I keep an eye on Notifications at work so see new Muppets before they're posted on the website.
How about the FB clues? Don't know if it came across but I was a little disapp'ed by the lack of 'cluiness' that was in last week's clues. At least you can hold your head up for calling Fozzie. @8^(> I I really thought they were being clever with their blurry greens and dotty reds. I forgot one of my first rules of conspiracy theories - and that is, "they might just be talking something-unpleasant".
So you've gone through a lot of Diamonds! But then everything on this game is here for spending. I'll remind myself about that when I spend myself back below the magical number 500 in Diamonds. But hey, this new "Wheel of Muppets" / Muppet Man thing with Fozzie may be run on Diamonds, the same way it takes Diamonds to buy the 'coolest' set designs. It may take 10 Diamonds to dress Fozzie up as First Mate Piggy.@8^)>
Always nice getting a little side work. And summer school ends at the beginning of summer? Niiice!
No worries about me on the job. I'm not superman or anything. I'm mr health and safety! Do you have the ladder bans our teachers here have? We're "trained" on ladders (ha) IN Maintenance, meaning we know enough not to work on them. We're more likely to burn ourselves on coffee break!
The theatre on the margins of the diamond notice. I don't have any other codes to look up, n the only Muppeteer on the friends list is one of our European comrades. So, one top ten list, or three top ten lists?
It's an old screenshot, I've redesigned since then. I also share the limelight; I don't aim for all 5 stages to be in the top every week - I've already upgraded everything and bought everything requiring diamonds a long time ago, I don't really need more. I have enough to upgrade a new stage when it comes out and buy a couple of special editions without spinning for them if they ever release new ones that I don't already have multiples of, and as you know I'm not into racing through speeding up things - so it would be selfish and pointless to hoard 5 of the coveted 9 paying places all the time.
I trust you're having a great Saturday!
I've stolen some work time and learned a few things from Quick, resulting in the 'For Smartphone users' messages I've left in a few places. It's BRIGHT but also hopefully only shows the top line of text until tapped. What do you think? Bright? Not bright enough? Hopefully it works across different platforms anyway.
PS been staring at the red LED screen and drawing graphs on it (4x4, 6x6 etc) and almost seeing letters. Unfortunately they don't make sense. I think on Monday we'll all realise that we were overthinking it and it's just pictures of transmission parts.
I was going to make some of the edits we discussed on the Wiki Content page. When I touched on Edit, I get a pop up that reads I need to log in first. The issue with this is that I am logged in (I even logged out and back in to be doubly sure). I cleared my browser cache, shut down, relaunched the wiki ... basically, I tried all the nice little tricks to no avail. My user name appears in the usual place. I'll see if my name appears after posting this as another check. Any thoughts?
Just for a head's up, some of the changes include: making all the dates uniform (e.g. March 5, 2014, vs 3/5/14, so the latter isn't read as May 3, 2014); word choice (there vs their); punctuation, etc. So, you see, nothing drastic :)
I thought it might be a warning so I attempted an edit as a test before sending you the message, and failed in publishing it. Ah well. Saves me a bit of eye strain tonight. I did have some goofy stuff happen before, and it fixed itself. I'll try later this morning as I'm so ready to get into it :)
Wow! I just noticed something ... I wrote a few relatively short messages in a row. Practice makes perfect lol.
I don't even get an Edit button anymore; it just says View Source. Bizarre.
Also, I've read on the boards about people needing diamonds for the digitizer codes. Is this true? I got all the codes up front with each new Stage. If you need diamonds for codes when this possible new one comes out, save them for more SEs and such; I'll give you the codes.
Thanks for letting me know. I knew you used an iOS device, which is why I said I'd give you the codes if it were true about needing diamonds for HarvE (do you have a device that uses Android, too?). If I can provide any shortcut that would help you with getting things together after the new release (whenever that might be), please let me know :) I can give you some of the Android side of things so you wouldn't have to double play. You certainly don't need anything to give you more aggravation :)
I believe Android has different capabilities for its' apps' programming (lol @ its' apps' ... say that 5 times fast). Maybe the code was too glitchy on the iOS's MMS app, so making HarvE codes available w/out diamonds wasn't put in (who knows?) ... not fair if you ask me :)
Here go again with getting logged out during text entry lol ... I was logged in when I started my previous message. It's Friday the 13th. Not that I'm superstitious, but I've been having goofy stuff happen all day :)
Your 'Temp' Slider somehow registers properly on IPhone. At least with two sliders so far. I've got to change my 'style' settings to yours and see what happens. Maybe this HOTD will be easier than I thought, without redrawing everything in a square-proportioned box that my HOTD slider shows on IPhone. Nice one!
Sorry to be so fragmentary in my comments - picking up the tablet each time I'm in and out of the house. The IPhone will let me write a post to your profile wall, but won't post it. I'm starting to feel that 'If' is the first word in 'IPhone'.@8^)>
Glad you like the FAQ. I've added some Q&A but it's not complete. I don't want to put too much either. So see if I left out something important.
The HOTD is taking more work than anticipated but if you can get it to work that'll be nice. The 'temp' slider was modeled after the info on the wiki community pages. IPhone is a funny gadget, but I don't think you'll be able to make it to where it looks great on every device. But many people are using iPhones. There is an option on the iPhone to view the wiki in desktop mode and that is what I select when I am having issues. (FYI: like when you are trying to post while at work- on your break of course!)
I am dying waiting for the stage. I am worried they will release it while I'm at work and I'll be rushing afterwards.
I can't believe they put a covered teaser (oxymoron). Doesn't make much sense to tease to the point of absurdity. They should at least give one clue at a time. But oh well. Soon enough my friend. Soon enough.
I am teaching Summer School and I was typing up contracts and stuff but I am getting more free time to work on the wiki but I am also spending time with my girls. It is quite a task to be a mother and a teacher. Oh and the cook. I was sick for 2 weeks but I am feeling better.
It's been awhile since we talked and I was missing our talks.
Things are alright. Work is work, but at least interesting for a bit.
It sounds like you're finding new ends of the candle to burn!
Just on my way out. Again. And I spent the last couple hours trying to make the desktop mode work on my IPhone. It's win and loose. Safari automatically chooses the mode for you, unless the phone is jail broken and you 'hack' safari. I'm guessing that you use Google Chrome, maybe. Chrome still has issues on my phone, but will show the full desktop version of the website. However, it's been "Loading Editor" to Reply to your post for the past ten minUtes. Urrrr. Any advice? Will try again at work. If I can make desktop work I can at least there's another little help section - either HOTD or FAQ.
Still watching for the update at work, but I would guess that we won't see it until the 'covered teaser' (ha!) is revealed. Maybe the extra features that Gurganus grassed on are taking them extra time to perfect and the 'three screens' are the holding pattern.
If they take too long I'll be at 2 billion coins. If I can stop hitting food carts by accident.
Good to hear from you! CV
I'm trying again. Logged in this time. Very finicky. Maybe when I get my new IPhone this fall it will work faster. Nice to see the pretty wiki colours here anyway. Buddy at work has never seen them before! Says wow! Chrome is being crazy!
Spent a while on image search and messed about on photoshop and the tv image doesn't look exactly like anyone. I see wide spaced - top mounted eyes, a fringe, and possibly horns. Bringing up details with contrast on PS this is the closest I get: Big Mean Carl from Muppets Tonight.
The proportions are a little different, but closer than any other Muppet I could see.
This is the new game I guess. We thought it was Wheel of Muppets, but it's just 'name that Muppet'.
It reminded me of a flip book with the lines there - they've matched hat and ears for top half Fozzie, bottom half looks like it's not a match, belonging to different characters (maybe a new mini game?). But then I zoomed in on Facebook at the original image and couldn't replicate the same pattern in the white noise on my own ipad, so I'm not sure if it's an artefact from the device/O.S. used to take the pic or supposed to be there. Could be a pig snout, and some kind of moustache?
My snout. The pixelated 'snout' only appeared after a few cycles of contrast, highlights and clarity on Photoshop, much like NA$A's 'snout' on Mars. To my eyes, the 'hat' became a ruff between a pair of white horns. I went into it without expectations and afterwards started looking through the Muppet library.
What I'm finding interesting is the concept that this may be an interlaced picture of two muppets rather than a blurry picture of one; a la HARV-E combos? If so, there's no clue to the identity of the lower Muppet without more detail.
And now that RZS has said that it's a pig, I'm seeing BMC with one eye and Strangepork with the other. I'm afraid that I don't see Fozzie, though, except for what could be a hat. Or a horn ruff. And what could that be if it's Strangepork?
This reminds me if the old joke where buddy goes to the Psychiatrist, sees the Rorchach ink blots, and declares the doctor a pervert because of the 'dirty pictures'! If every one of us sees something different, then the characters we choose to see say something about ourselves. I'm seeing Big Mean Carl, who pretends to be a part of the show in order to eat the rest of the cast. Oh boy. Imposter syndrome, anyone?
Alan Moore put it best: "The Horror is this: In the end, it is simply a picture of Empty Meaningless Blackness. We are Alone. There is nothing else.
By way of for instance:
Urrrrrrg. Now I am seeing Fozzie. Thanks for that. But why show us Fozzie? He's already on two stages. A Special Edition Fozzie? Wouldn't work because he's already on the ship and there's no room for SEs anywhere else.
I take it back. The genesis of the snouty bit is in the original from FB. I hadn't noticed it so prominently before. And the ears could be cropped for the game or hidden under the white line.
We all see something different. Eyes are ears. Horns are hats are who-know-whats. This makes me think that maybe buddy called it when he said there's diff Muppet pictures cut and 'flipbooked' together - is this why we're all seeing differently?