Whiskerwick! : A Place to Buy and Sell Petz! Feb 2, 2015 4:51:56 GMT -5 Andi @ Cirrutopia, Kel, and 6 more like this
Post by rafa on Feb 2, 2015 4:51:56 GMT -5
I've been kind of hesitant to do this, as the PC has been very quiet lately, but I'm hoping it's just one of the usual lulls. I feel the PC is kind of missing a place where everyone can buy and sell petz. I know a lot of us use PUGS, which is a fantastic site, but I really like the idea of a community where anyone and everyone can very easily sell their petz and earn money to buy petz. The money system is actually one of my favorite features of Seeing Stars, but SS is obviously a bit restricted when it comes to buying and selling catz and dogz!
You earn money (bones on Whiskerwick) by posting on the forum. Different places offer different amounts; for example, the arcade (for forum games) only gives one bone, but every time you host a show, you receive 10 bones (the usual amount per post is 5). There's a section where you can open your own shop where you can sell services, toyz, playscenes, breedfiles, whatever you manage to come up with. And of course, you can always sell petz too. There's even an auction house if you're not quite sure what your pet is worth. My goal with Whiskerwick is to allow people who don't hex, breed, etc to earn enough bones to buy even the nicest hexies, just by being active participants of the forum.
Another aspect of Whiskerwick is to encourage gameplay and tap into the old PC. Those of us who have been in the PC for years are notoriously nostalgic for the way it used to be, so I've done what I can to get something of that back. Freebie adoptions are not allowed at Whiskerwick; there are plenty of other places where you can give petz away. Whiskerwick petz require an application (even if it's just a sentence!) or an exchange of bones. I'm sure oldies will remember how you used to have to write a paragraph for even the plainest bred pet back in the day. This extra effort most definitely made the pet feel much more important than if you had just said "I'll take #6, my email address is......"
There is a board for Gameplay Challenges, and for everyone you complete you earn 10 bones. There are 20 different ones for individual petz and these can be repeated with all of your petz if you want. See what I mean when I say I want Whiskerwick to be a place where everyone can earn money if they put the work in?
Members can also get their own "home" in Whiskerwick. This allows you to moderate your own sub-board where you can keep track of your petz. This is especially useful for keeping track of points, family trees, and misc projects you may have going on in your petz home.
Like I said, I was hesitant to create and post this because the PC has been so quiet (I actually hunted through tons of existing petz forums hoping one had a currency system!). I was planning to breed some litters and hex more petz to offer, but then I realized it's not ~my~ petz that will get people interested. Either this meets a need in the PC, or it doesn't. Either it's something y'all might want to join, or it isn't. I'm okay either way!
I created Whiskerwick 100% because I want to play Whiskerwick. I don't necessarily want to be a forum owner! SO, if Whiskerwick sounds interesting to you, and you're interested in helping out, join up and send me a PM over there. I'll definitely be looking for staff to help keep things tidy and up to date.