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03-27-2008, 10:02 PM
I just want to say that I am hooked on VMK. My son and I love to play it together. I don't like to talk to the other players very much because I know it is generally a "kids" game. But I wonder...how many are really adults? I can't be the only adult hooked on the game. Can I? LOL.
03-28-2008, 09:33 AM
You are not alone... I find myself playing VMK at lease once a day and I don't even have kids. I find its a way to relax and give my mind a rest from work for at lease 30-45 mins
03-28-2008, 12:45 PM
Well if you are ever on and run into goofypixiegurl, say hello. :)
03-28-2008, 03:54 PM
I've just been on for the first time in a while, and I'm not really a kid:p
03-28-2008, 09:13 PM
I am on VMK at least once a day, I also have a few good friends and my sister that try to get on at least once a day. I have to agree it is a good way to relax and forget about the outside world. My title on VMK is Dwarvesfan feel free to say hi sometime.
03-30-2008, 03:25 PM
My VMK is RunAroundPug....
If I see any of you I'll say Hi!!
03-31-2008, 11:49 AM
Are any of you trying this new Pirate Quest? Woosh...it's a doozy! I can not complete it!
Are any of you trying this new Pirate Quest? Woosh...it's a doozy! I can not complete it!I tried it. Basically to get past quest #16, you need a team of 8 friendly players who will work with you to get through three rounds of Ship Battle in a specific manner, then you have to stick around and help them do it. It's a mess - the required score is impossible unless you work as a team. Worse, the game is so laggy right now that it's taking about an hour to get everyone in the same room and get a game started. (Then you just have to hope they don't dc during the game)
03-31-2008, 09:44 PM
Wow I actually passed #16. But now i do not know if I have time to finish the rest. LOL. I spent hours trying to pass that. I have a huge headache.
Wow I actually passed #16. But now i do not know if I have time to finish the rest. LOL. I spent hours trying to pass that. I have a huge headache.Sometime this morning they posted a note that the quest would end at Noon, instead of the end of the day as is the SOP for multi-day quests.
I didn't finish. There's a whole heck of a lot more I want to say about the matter, but adult women should not be so upset about the workings of an online game.
04-01-2008, 09:29 PM
Wow that quest was very difficult. I could not pass the pirates task. I am just not good a pirates, period. At first it made me sad:crying:, but than it realized at least I have my VMK friends. :)
04-02-2008, 04:43 AM
Sometime this morning they posted a note that the quest would end at Noon, instead of the end of the day as is the SOP for multi-day quests.
I know adults enjoy VMK - but isn't it aimed at kids? So those that were planning on completing the quest AFTER SCHOOL didn't even have a chance to try a couple more times, since they wouldn't have seen the note until after it had closed.
Are they TRYING to make everyone quit because it's taking too much bandwidth?
04-02-2008, 11:03 AM
There's a whole heck of a lot more I want to say about the matter, but adult women should not be so upset about the workings of an online game.
I SO feel your pain (as evidenced by my earlier VMK rant thread)! :p
I gave up on that quest pretty early. My daughter made it to ship battle, and gave up after trying and trying, then realizing it was pointless.
I'm sorry it was so frustrating for you, but for what it's worth, it made me feel better to read your post and know I'm not the only adult woman who gets SO annoyed at whoever it is making these random, inexplicable...er, I just ran out of appropriate adjectives to use here...decisions.
I've developed a theory that VMK is actually operated by a bunch of 20-somethings who don't have any kids or actual Disney-related training in guest satisfaction. And I'm stickin' to it. (No offense to any 20-somethings who don't work for VMK. I'm sure you rock.)
If what I've read on other boards is any indication, we're not the only adult women pulling their hair out over this.
04-03-2008, 02:43 AM
I understand the concept behind closing VMK down after a certain hour, however it doesn't work as well when you don't live on the west coast of the US. The time change means that it shuts down at 6 PM in New Zealand. I guess they're not really aiming at a global market though.
04-03-2008, 12:22 PM
I know adults enjoy VMK - but isn't it aimed at kids?
I'm a 35 year old male, Play it almost every day:D:eek:
04-03-2008, 03:43 PM
I'm a 35 year old male, Play it almost every day:D:eek:
Oh yes, I realize adults really do enjoy it - I was commenting on the timing of the announcement that wasn't really appropriate for their 'core' constituency.
04-07-2008, 05:53 PM
They just said on May 21st VMK will close
They just said on May 21st VMK will closeI thought you were kidding.
I am SHOCKED, but the promised new "Disney Fairies" and "Cars" games sound interesting.
04-07-2008, 09:32 PM
I will miss VMK. I enjoyed visiting with friends, and escaping the real world.
04-08-2008, 12:35 AM
I have been a huge fan of VMK, playing nearly every day for a year and a half and I am pretty bummed that they are shutting it down.....just thought I would share that.
04-08-2008, 05:52 AM
Bogus! Disgusted. This could have been a MONSTER hit if promoted correctly and even if they charged or tied ther VMK experience to a PLUSH...they could have whipped Webkinz butt. Toon Town is not near as well done as VMK...Pirates is all Fighting and Penquins is lame. This really sucks and is idiot driven.
The ridiculous reason given is an insult! As if the game could not have advanced from a Birthday PROMOTION to a Permanant Success is just dishonest.
Big loss Disney.
04-08-2008, 06:47 AM
I haven't been on VMK for a long time. I just decided to pop in on this thread and read around. Why is VMK closing?
I haven't been on VMK for a long time. I just decided to pop in on this thread and read around. Why is VMK closing?I wrote about it in my MousePlanet Blog:
04-08-2008, 08:15 AM
My complaints have been with the way VMK has been managed, but I think it's a great game with an incredible amount of untapped potential. As a parent, I can say that I would be willing to pay for this game for my family.
I am not only disappointed, but I'm MAD that they're apparently closing it, and I intend to write a letter to whoever I figure out is the highest authority. Here's why -- I have spent REAL dollars in the parks buying things for the virtual items that they are now taking away. I have wasted MANY Disney Movie Rewards codes on virtual items they are now taking away. Do I get those points back, since they're taking the rewards back??
Nobody ever said, "Don't waste a lot of your time buying things, earning credits and building tons of rooms, because we're going to yank it all away pretty soon." In fact, as recently as last month, Yavn's column said they would be releasing Magic Carpet magic in March. Clearly, this was NOT the plan from the beginning, and I'd be surprised if anybody buys into that.
I can't even imagine how I'm going to tell my kidlet, who has been playing since the first summer. We even timed our Disney World trip last fall so that we wouldn't miss the in-park quests before they went away. I can't begin to tell you how many thousands of items she has; how many rooms she's built -- and that's just her. And I know she's not the only kid with so much time and energy invested. Cancelling this game isn't going to make us pony up for their paid games -- we ALREADY subscribe to ToonTown (have for years!) and Pirates!
Okay, now that I've got my serious mad face on, tell me who to write to!