1. virtual pet mascot

    Virtual Pets

    Welcome to the Virtual Pet list forum!
    We're a virtual pets and sim games community and the largest forum in our industry. Game owners can use our forum to their advatange by promoting/advertising their games to our users and receive feedback/reviews from those members that try their games out. We support developers of all kinds from RPG developers, sim game developers to virtual pet site developers. We want to see more games in our industry come across more success and that's why we try our best to release as many guides/articles regarding online gaming development as we can.
    We're unlike other forums in our industry because we try our best to be there for our users no matter what and give them advice whenever they ask for it. Running an online game isn't an easy task, but with our many resources that we've built since 2011, you'll learn a lot from our online community. Please don't ever be afraid to ask a question on the forums because if you never ask, then you'll never receive an answer to your question and you can only improve by asking other users for help/advice.
    We have a lot of virtual pet sites' owners and sim game owners that are very frequent visitors on our online community. Along with artists, writers and programmers that come here looking for work and games to work for. Our members who are artists sell art in our art marketplace and programmers are allowed to sell their scripts in the programming marketplace. We also allow game owners to sell their game in our general marketplace
    In early 2011, we decided to make a comeback to the internet because in 2010, we had a minor setback and we had to re-launch without any content, but with a lot of time, patience, hardwork and effort, we've managed to rebuild the Virtual pet list community into something better than it was before. We actually registered our domain name on November 4th, 2004, but we were only a directory then and all we had was a basic comments system for users to post things on their favorite games..
    So, what are you waiting for, why don't you join today? If you have any problems figuring out our security code, then here's a hint, it has millions upon users and has been around since 1997.
    Our list of virtual pet sites and directory of sim games have a lot of different games listed, so we're pretty sure that you may find some games that suits your needs as a player of sim games or virtual pet sites.
    If you're still curious about a certain game that you'd like to play, then please check out some of our game reviews that were written by some of our great contributors and our interviews with respective virtual pet site owners, sim game owners, artists, writers and programmers that have worked in this industry.

  2. Check out our latest guide on how to grow your user base!
    Paladore - Boopets - Icepets - Corepets open beta
    Virtual Pet Directory
    Are you looking for new virtual pet sites or sim games to play?
    VPL is looking to hire 2-3 new moderators to help our flourishing community. If you're interested, then please see this thread VPL seeking moderators

Icepets - New Land Map

Discussion in 'Virtual Pets News' started by Lion, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Lion
    Offline

    Lion NICKI MINAJ! VPL Member Approved Artist

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    London, Uk
    Major thanks to those who contributed funding towards the making of Meteora land map art - Kirsty (four times!), Speedie, Wonderrabbit, Drew, Pikabox!!!

    The wonderful artist who made this art is Vermillion!

    [​IMG]
    Click to see full size actual land map.


    Locations in Meteora; World Map, Cube Grab, Golden Slots, Ice Breaker, Space Quest, Library, Combination, Plush-o-Matic, and more to come.
     
  2. Corleone
    Offline

    Corleone Member VPL Member Approved Artist

    Reputations:
    12
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,725
    Likes Received:
    317
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Corleone Manor
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2013
  3. cpvr
    Offline

    cpvr Owner and Founder Administrator

    Reputations:
    145
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    30,824
    Likes Received:
    1,494
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    Hold up...
    Why isn't Icepets supporting itself? It has a cash shop, correct? Why aren't these funds should be going into the development of the game, and not just users having to "pay" to get new things on the site.

    And also, in order to get new features on the site, users have to donate?

    When was the last time, @Claws or @Michael actually took money "made" from the "cash shop" to introduce new things, and such? Are items paid by users as well? How about new pets?

    And also, do the users pay the server bill every month as well?(no donations, server goes off???)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2013
  4. Lion
    Offline

    Lion NICKI MINAJ! VPL Member Approved Artist

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    London, Uk
    @cpvr, I dont actually know, I Think they use the money for coding and fixing the bugs and stuff? Lets wait for Claws or Michael to help us on that :p
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2013
  5. Joy
    Offline

    Joy Member VPL Member

    Reputations:
    12
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Messages:
    2,842
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    US
    @Vermillion really pulled out for the team. <3
    Thank you!​
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2013
  6. WikiJason
    Offline

    WikiJason Member VPL Member

    Reputations:
    4
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
    @cpvr I have always wondered the same thing. It seems that users need to pay for new pets, new pet colors, new maps, new avatars and new items. I find that very unattractive in a website. I understand custom items and such being an extra feature but when they become the main means of getting new content it is kind of a major turn off.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2013
  7. Jolly
    Offline

    Jolly Member VPL Member Pet Game Owner Approved Artist VPL Supporter

    Reputations:
    79
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,349
    Likes Received:
    448
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    California
    Users can request new pet colors which they fund and receive in return.
    Sometimes I make new pets when I have the time or when there is a special event. For items, there is a request a custom item but request pets are more popular. We are making items all the time without user funding.

    The monthly cost for the site is payed for by Claws and everything extra. Also we try to keep the site free of annoying off-site advertisements. Money also comes from Gold Accounts.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2013
  8. Claws
    Offline

    Claws Member VPL Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Wisconsin, USA
    IcePets is my business, and my business does make a profit as any healthy business should. There is a fundraiser section of the site that allows players to provide funds for things they want immediately developed, aside from that all developments are funded by gold account and virtual item sales.
     
  9. cpvr
    Offline

    cpvr Owner and Founder Administrator

    Reputations:
    145
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    30,824
    Likes Received:
    1,494
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    Besides that, so answer this, unless users "fund" new features, they're not coming out, right?
     
  10. Lion
    Offline

    Lion NICKI MINAJ! VPL Member Approved Artist

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    London, Uk
    @Claws, I think its a stange but clever idea of creating money in your business. Thanks for explaining this. :)
    I'm hoping to fund something meself too when I have the money. =D
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2013
  11. Joy
    Offline

    Joy Member VPL Member

    Reputations:
    12
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Messages:
    2,842
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    US
    I can answer that:
    and the answer is no, not all the time. There are events and special cases where the Icepets team will provide petwork and such that the users haven't funded.​
     
  12. Claws
    Offline

    Claws Member VPL Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Wisconsin, USA
    The answer is in my previous post. Aside from what users request and pay for in the fundraiser section of the site, all developments are paid for by gold account and virtual item sales.
     
  13. cpvr
    Offline

    cpvr Owner and Founder Administrator

    Reputations:
    145
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    30,824
    Likes Received:
    1,494
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    Right, so this new map, was funded strictly by the users(because the users wanted a new map), and not from the cash shop funds?


    Thanks for the answer.
     
  14. WikiJason
    Offline

    WikiJason Member VPL Member

    Reputations:
    4
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
    [​IMG]

    @cpvr Icepets has a thermometer that helps fund a specific map. For example it will say "We are now saving up for Dungville!" and once the thermometer reaches the goal point users get Dungville added.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2013
  15. WikiJason
    Offline

    WikiJason Member VPL Member

    Reputations:
    4
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
    Best to get it straight from the source.

     
    cpvr likes this.
  16. Claws
    Offline

    Claws Member VPL Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Wisconsin, USA
    Yea this new map is something the users wanted on the fundraiser page, unfortunately the amount wasn't enough to cover all costs associated with it but all costs over that was covered from the virtual item and gold account sales.
     
  17. Claws
    Offline

    Claws Member VPL Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Wisconsin, USA
    Users don't need to pay for new content to be developed, but we do make that option available. We're always developing new content, but when a player pays for something they specifically want to see on site we make it a priority to complete their request.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2013
  18. WikiJason
    Offline

    WikiJason Member VPL Member

    Reputations:
    4
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States

    Ahh thanks for clearing it up. =) I can't say I like this system too much, but it is your site and I shall respect that. Best of wishes to you and your site!
     
  19. cpvr
    Offline

    cpvr Owner and Founder Administrator

    Reputations:
    145
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    30,824
    Likes Received:
    1,494
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    That's quite an interesting concept though - a cash shop, and a funding page. I don't think I've ever seen a pet site do it like that.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2013
  20. Richy
    Offline

    Richy Member VPL Member Approved Artist VPL Supporter

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Australia
    I think it's a great idea. You always have users wishing this or that pet was released in some colour or another, and now they can actually have that happen through funding the process! Once a user has funded a certain project, let's says a pet colour, how long is the waiting period for it to be completed? A week?
     

Share This Page