Designing your virtual world

I thought I’d give you a quick update and take a moment to show you some of the things we’ve been working on here! I took these pics a couple weeks ago, take a look!

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The Post You've Been Waiting For!

Dear BittyFriends, I am so excited to share a very special announcement with all of you! Today is a momentous day that will forever mark our names in the BittyBooks of History, and I simply can not wait!

You see, since the moment I first set out on this incredible journey, I’ve had big dreams for BittyPets. I wanted to create a new world for you to laugh and play in - a place for you to connect with old friends and find new ones. A place where your imagination thrives, good times are abundant, and adventures are plentiful.

But making that dream become reality has been hard.. really hard. At times it’s felt like an insurmountable task, like I’d bitten off more than I could possibly chew. “Give up,” they said to me, “you’re just a hopeless dreamer, you’ll never make it!”

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Scrapbook Limits & Grandfathering

Effective as of 5/20/2015, we’ll need to begin limiting the amount of scrapbooks that a user can save to their account. This is due to the fact that we are now billed directly for the amount of cloud storage BittyPets uses.

If you created your account before 5/20/2015, then you will be “grandfathered in”, and your snapshot storage will continue to operate under the old limits.

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Server Migration

Attention BittyLand residents, we will be migrating to a new server infrastructure on 05/21/2015 (tomorrow), and BittyPets will be down for a few hours during this time.

We’ll be back to play as soon as possible though, thank you for your patience!

Estimated Maintenance Window :
9:00am PST ~ 12:00pm PST

Up, Up, Upward & Onward!

Hello BittyFriends, it’s time for a progress update! It’s been a little while, so I’m here to report on the good news. On the front end you haven’t been seeing very many changes, but under the hood soooo many gears have been furiously turning!

Quite a lot of things have been going on since we last spoke.

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Scheduled Maintenance

BittyPets will be down for maintenance tonight as we work to make improvements to our infrastructure.

We are making changes to our database design to improve performance and prepare the game to support features to come. Thanks for your patience during this down time, we’ll be back to play as soon as possible!

Estimated maintenance window: 8:00pm PST ~ 10:00pm PST

Woohoo, I'm Graduating Today!

Today is an important day.. I’m graduatung from the Founder Institute! It’s been a pretty tough journey, but I’ve learned a lot of great lessons. I’ve made some amazing connections, and I’ve gotten to know a lot of brilliant people. Our class began with 25 students, and we’re now down to 10 of the most dedicated, motivated and supportive people I’ve ever known.

I’m so grateful to have been a part of this program, it’s taught me skills that will be valuable for the rest of my life. I’ve learned to kill bad ideas, and put good ones through rigourous tests. I’ve learned how to structure a company for success, how to talk about my brand, and discovered many strategies for successful marketing. Today marks a small victory, but this is only the beginning.. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

A new BittyWorld is born!

Hold on to your hats people, things are about to get intense! I am excited to announce that we’re approaching an important new milestone in BittyPets history. We’re writing a whole new chapter in our story book, and turning the page on an old one..

Today, marks the beginning of the end for BittyPets “Beta” program. Hello, BittyPets 2.0! It’s been a wild ride, full of “surprises” and “adventure” (ahem, bugs and glitches) but that time will soon be coming to an end.

I recently joined a program called the Founder Institute, and by going through this program, I’ve found another developer who shares my passion for gaming and wants to be a part of making BittyPets a success! Until now, I have been building BittyPets entirely on my own.

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It's House Cleaning Time!

It’s been 4 months since we last purged accounts, and since BittyPets is currently in the beta testing phase, we are only interested in maintaining active accounts. This makes finding and resolving issues much easier and improves performance on the server.

Action Required: We will soon be purging inactive accounts from the system. If you have not logged in within the last 45 days you will need to login at least once before Nov. 15th, or your account will be deleted from the system.

Please be sure to spread the word with any players whom you think would like to retain their account but may not have logged in within the last 45 days. Thank you!

Kickstarter Prizes on the Horizon

Hey Kickstarter supporters and BittyLand friends! I am happy to let you know that we’ve officially put in the order for your physical Kickstarter prizes last week!

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