Hey everyone! Your friendly neighborhood mods, pinto & I, would like to introduce two new features to Whiskerwick!
First off are Breed Weeks (as first pitched by Amanda some time ago)! Throughout the year, there will be several special days to spotlight one of the 20 original breeds. Revisit old favorites or give an unpopular breed some extra love!
We'll be counting on community participation to really make the most of these breed weeks, so please consider them the perfect excuse to do anything centered around the breed of the week, including but not limited to:
- Show off threads for your favorite, oldest, newest, etc. pet of the breed of the week - Breed-specific pose shows and/or other contests - Hex something off of the breed of the week, or create a toy/clothing item tailored to its needs - Post litters & other adoptions - Whatever you can think of! Surprise your fellow forum members with your creativity!
The first will be Alley Cat Week, coming up in early August.
So... how will you know when all these breed weeks are going to be? Briefly put: there will be one a month, as long as there aren't any other big events going on that month. And that's where our second new feature comes in: the Official Whiskerwick Calendar. This is a designated thread listing all the yearly events/holidays. You can check it out here!
For now, we have marked each month that can have a breed week, depending on what else is going on. For example, if we hold a forum-wide Halloween swap, the October breed week would likely be skipped.
The calendar will be stickied in the Information Center so it'll always be easy to find. Make sure to have a look every now and then to see what's coming up!
This is such an awesome idea - what a great way to keep the game interesting and get us all out of our 'comfort zone' breeds and learn to appreciate some we maybe haven't interacted with much, and inspire others to love them as much as we do!