Wednesday Apr 01 2015
New Introductory Messages (posted 0:00)
Grophland has a perennial problem keeping new users. People sign up, but they don't stay, and we are constantly told that it is because the site is too confusing for new people. Although we have tried adding such things as the introductory quests, the opening animation, and more, the problem persists. From today we will be launching new annotated maps that we hope will make Grophland a lot easier to navigate, especially for new users.
Where you may be used to the maps having pop-up tooltips, we believe that these are not obvious to a new user, and don't help them understand the options available at a glance, so we are switching to always on notes that will make everything instantly obvious. In addition we have always tried to make things mysterious, in the hope of encouraging a spirit of exploration, but this is not helpful to people who just want to know what to do right away. For this reason the new notes do away with the mystery and give much more clear explanations of what is available.
We hope existing users don't find the change too jarring. Please feel free to comment on the forums if you have suggestions.
Monday Mar 30 2015
New Features and Changes (posted 3:50)
- The Binia Quest chain has been fixed again, so that part 2 can be completed
- The on-screen clock should show the same time as chat again
- The Hot Springs no longer damage Fire Grophs
- The Hot Springs are no longer broken
Wednesday Mar 25 2015
Lottery Results (posted 12:00)
A new Lottery has been drawn!
The Lottery draw for this week was 14-17-08-02-15
27 tickets were sold and 5 prizes were won!
Sadly no one won the Jackpot this week, so it will rollover to next week
5 tickets matched 3 numbers
Sunday Mar 22 2015
Groph of the Week (posted 0:01)
A new Groph of the Week has been added today.
Congratulations to Dauntless
,owned by Spiderlillie (Spiderlillie),
for being the Miss Leapus!
A fluffy white Leapus with a mischievous smile. Where are her eggs hidden? Do we even want to know?
Friday Mar 20 2015
Leaptide is here (posted 1:22)
Leaptide 1115 is here! The showground is open for the Leaptide egg hunt, and there are plenty of Leaptide items to find in the shops. As usual there are also a new set of special eggs. This year they are caricature themed.