After City Worker neutral's chat to us about WhyPasses on Friday,
January 28, and Saturday, January 29, I decided to report to you on the improvements
What we knew:
As I wrote this, it was still January. At that time, WhyPasses
were being sold at $20 for a Lifetime WhyPass. You could get several perks,
including unexpirable parts, the right to own animated parts, priority access
to the Face Factory and priority access to Whyville.
WhyPass owners will now receive 50 parts from Grandma. These
are parts that have been donated by Whyvillians to the donating bin.
Starting February 1, 2005, Lifetime WhyPasses will be offered
for $35. This could be your last chance to get a Lifetime WhyPass, actually.
After March 1, there will be no more Lifetime WhyPasses sold, and you will have
to buy a monthly WhyPass for $5 a month if you don't already have a Lifetime
If you buy 5 months worth of monthly WhyPasses ($25), though,
you will get an extra month-long WhyPass to make a total of 6 months. One month
There will also be on-the-grass seating during Media Hour and
Trivia Hour, a perk that CW Programmer Mark is working on as you read this.
Other perks are coming later in 2005, including a friend finder!
There were many other ideas suggested, such as WhyPass hats
and an online notebook to write stuff in, as well as multi-recipient mailing.
CW Neutral asked for the main reasons why people had bought
a WhyPass -- they said they wanted to make parts and have ones that were unexpirable.
He also told us the reason that we couldn't pay for WhyPasses
with clams is that you can't just get stuff this good for free. Programmers
have to program them, artists have to design them, and the servers that Whyville
exists on have to be paid for. The more money WhyPasses bring in to Whyville,
the more cool stuff we'll have, all of us.
Thank you for listening in to learn about the new installments