Something that annoys me more than ANYTHING else on petsites is when they have "pet-themed days".. I mean, heck they are good ideas, I love them on neopets.. that's because neopets actually puts effort into their days, a nice poem, a new colour, plushies, an avatar, free training, a wonderful way to celebrate it.. But it seems sites these days don't want to put effort into anything. Here is a blog post Kira and I posted on Ichumon once - probably the biggest culprit of this.
"happy cirridle day!
lots of new items! yay!
...oh wait, that's only two. (recolors don't count, do they?)
like the poor cirridle, most other ichumon don't get much for their birthday. just a plushie, maybe a stamp, and perhaps a IttyBittyTeeniWeeniWhateverFigurineThing are all the neglected pets get for their special day. all tectowl got was a weird sticker thing.
hey, speaking of tectowl...
tectowl and polisis even shared a birthday because nobody loves them enough to give them their own.
but i wanted a pony!
poor pets. is this all they have to look forward to every year?
actually, not really.
there is one event...
what a bonanza! eleven new pets!
and to get your hands on one of them, you only need to shell out $15!
that's not a money-making scheme at all.
but even if it were, why would the rest of the pets have to get left in the dirt?
maybe because they don't generate revenue for that site.
(but that's all hypothetical, naturally.)
so happy birthday from ollie and i to the unsung heroes of ichumon, like the cirridle, who really make the site worth staying on. you deserve more."
Checking back on the latest pet days, this light-hearted blog post had literally no effect on the days, and they still seem lackluster. Come on Ichumon, and any other petsite.. it's ONE day out of the whole year.. surely you could make it just a tad more special?!