I’ve just finished reblogging some of the older updates, sorry we’ve been behind! I decided to post something myself since I haven’t in a while and I feel bad for just leaving you guys hanging.
First thing that went through my mind when I logged on to Fantage after like 2 weeks of absence:
SO much has changed, and I’m overwhelmed by how nearly all the updates require gold.
Daily Attendance Update
Before the update, when you logged in, Max greeted you with your daily login check mark and the recent news on Fantage (took me forever to find a screenshot of this!)
I think they haven’t changed this since Fantage was first created, so I guess it’s cool that they updated it!
It matches well with the modern look of everything else on Fantage, and it’s a lot more… gold.
They kept the daily award thing, but made it even better! It’s on a range of 12 days now instead of 7, and the prizes are way better than stars:
I don’t think you have to log in consecutively, but if you miss too many days, you won’t be able to get to the super awesome gift at the very end because you won’t have enough stamps. It looks like the prizes are Cody’s Crazy Combos free draws, My Mall permissions, and Lucky Bot free draws.
My first impression:
My second impression:
My third impression:
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WITH THIS UPDATE??? I’m not sure whether I should rejoice (because there will be no more need for “wun tryouts”), laugh until my abs (flabs) hurt (because this is just ridiculous), or feel insulted (because Fantage apparently thinks we don’t have friends on Fantage).
This is even worse than the “wun tryouts.” I mean, at least there are “tryouts,” so you get to (sorta) know the person before “getting together”!! This is no different than buying a pet from the pet store.
On a more serious note, I feel that this update is absolutely degrading and puts the wrong message in kids’ minds, because it implies that:
1. A “bestie” has to be someone of the opposite gender for you to be considered “cool”
2. Friends can be bought with money
3. Friends can be customized to how you want them (e.g. race, appearance)
All of which are absolutely false. I may be taking this a little too seriously, but honestly, if Fantage is going to sell us a friend, at least make it a pet??
I’m obviously not going to buy it, but if you want to know what it does, just Google “Fantage bestie,” and you will find YouTube videos of people messing around with it. Apparently, it talks to you.
Personally, I think buying a “bestie” is no different from wearing this sign around your neck, except this sign is free ;D
Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this meme-filled post, in comparison to the normal ones! I probably won’t be able to reply, but it’s nice to have feedback 🙂