Webkinz has disappointed countless players yet again. The game’s latest ‘blessing’ has become a curse. On April 3, 2008, a stadium was added to the Webkinz online world, where members would be able to gather to enter their pets in contests for large kinz cash prizes. The stadium events are usually held in the evenings, and users must pay a kinzcash entrance fee and register for an event two hours ahead of time. It sounds like a fun concept for the kids who play the game, right? Wrong. Instead of bringing joy, it brings up a new problem for users.
Each event is currently limited to 1,000 entrants. Today (April 7, 2008) there were two stadium beauty contest events scheduled. The entrance period for the first event was 5pm kinz time, and by 5:05 kinz time the event was already exceeding maximum capacity. So theoretically, to successfully participate a player must be at the stadium the instant the Webkinz clock turns and the registration period begins.
Its nice that Ganz wants to make up for the various glitches and problems across Webkinz world by adding in new features. But you have to wonder what good the changes are when most of the users are unable to participate. The Webkinz Creative Director issued a statement to the Webkinz Insider stating that coming events should hopefully allow more players to participate. Until then, anyone with a child or relative under the age of 13 will hear a litany of complaints and curses about Ganz’s latest feature.