I know I am late to the game, but I want to wish Kitty and Mimmy White a very happy birthday. Normally I would go on Hello Kitty Online, but it has been reported that the service has ended and the servers been taken down. The slow decline of Hello Kitty Online deserves a separate blog post.
I went on Hello Kitty online on 1st Nov. I Unlike Kitty’s birthday event there no decorations in Sanrio Harbor, no birthday quest or piñatas.
Then I went to London, the site of last year events; the site was barren.
Even without the crowds, the celebration quest, and other players and seemingly the abandonment of the game by Sanrio Digital I took time to say Happy Birthday to Kitty and Mimmy.
Sadly, I feel this may be the last time on HKO; a clear sign there limited development at Hello Kitty Online. Thanks to the GMs to put on some type of birthday event even through it not what I expected and hope for. .
The cane and clothing from New York makes me looks older.
Actually, my get off my lawn moment is about how Hello Kitty Online had become an insult. It is sad; I just did a Google search and confirm go play hello kitty online has became and insult, very different from 2009 when there was an interest and buzz from the gamer community. The biggest error was braking up the servers to different regions and outsourcing distribution to outside companies like Aeria Games. The decision to outsource had lead to a delayed beta and loss of momentum. In addition, it broke up the international socialization of the game and unnecessarily segmented the market. Other issues are, as other seen, the lack of advertising and not promoting and linking to Sanrio stores and events. HKO should been promoted though the Sanrio 50th anniversary events especially the LA and Miami events. Getting celebrity and their kids endorsements would do wonders.
How I would save the game. First, consolidate all servers to language groups. Second link promotions to Sanrio stores, store purchases can lead to earning coins. Finally fix the social networking aspect. Make guild mean something.
There been a bug in the recent patch of Hello Kitty Online. It has to do how item are popping up in player’s accessory pants slot that causes the pants not to be rendered on to the payer charters leaving them naked from the waste down .
Well this picture leaves an opportunity for a little game. I am putting up this picture and you leave a caption in the comments.
1, 2, 3 Streak
Pants on the ground
Pants on the ground
Lookin’ like a fool with you pants on the ground
Relevance fail: Sanrio Digital attempt to appeal to the Hip Hop culture by introducing Sagging; unfortunately with disastrous results