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    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.

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Your life vs your site.

Discussion in 'Virtual Pet Information' started by BigThinker, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. BigThinker

    BigThinker Supporter VPL Supporter

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    Is your website your life?
    What have you done to make your website successful? Did you go to school to learn programming, advance your art skills, learn business management?
    Do you live, eat, breath, sleep your website?
    What have you sacrificed to make it more successful?

    I'm just wondering what others are doing while they are doing their website, where they are at in life and what kinds of things they've done to help themselves. I'm having a difficult time trying to figure out what to do with myself.

    I will not give up on my website, but the website isn't paying bills and it may never pay bills. :-/
     
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    Since I've started making Utasia I've have my car t-boned and totaled by a woman, screwed by the following lawyer and her insurance, been in the hospital twice without insurance, and had a friend not pay back money that I gave them out of a loan I took specifically out for Utasia. I could be paying off my large medical debt with the money I spend on Utasia, I spend hundreds per month of art on some months or I could spend that money on myself of course. I haven't slowed down a bit tho, not finishing Utasia isn't an option even though I need to get surgery. I just have to finish what I started, I can't let my team down and I know that when the site is up and running then it will have been worth all the money and time.
    That's my story anyways, life likes to come in an fuck you anytime you start a project it seems.
     
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  3. Alkali Regnant

    Alkali Regnant FeatheredCritter VPL Supporter Pet Game Owner Web Designer Approved VPL Artist VPL Member

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    Ekos has been nothing but wonderful for me. So far it's only brought in enough to keep itself hosted, but heck I don't care XD I paid a lot out of my own pocket in the start to get things going and gosh, I'm not going to stop working on it till I'm old and loosing my memory haha

    It actually was what ended up getting me my webdesign internship I have now (and possible a job there after I'm done with school).
     
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    I think those that focus on their site more than anything, usually have more success than those that don't.
     
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    Is your website your life? No, not really. With my daughter as young as she is, I work on it as I can!
    What have you done to make your website successful? It's still in the works, but it's coming!
    Did you go to school to learn programming, advance your art skills, learn business management? Nope.
    Do you live, eat, breath, sleep your website? Not at the moment. My daughter is my first priority for now!
    What have you sacrificed to make it more successful? Right now sleep! XD
     
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    I dedicate my self to my website, and I contribute to it with creating quality content, promoting, and updating it on a regular basis. So I do consider it my life.
     
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    Thanks for the responses.

    I just enrolled in school for business management. This will help with this business but I am using it to advance my career in the corporate world so i can make more money to invest in this site! :-D
     
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    I created VPL when I was only 15. It's been apart of my life for the past few years. I know a few owners that started running their site at a young age as well. It's amazing how some owners have grown over the past few years. Like, creating something out of nothin.
     

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