Playfish’s Pet Society Gets Extreme Makeover

Wow, lots of changes in Pet Society today. We won’t review all of them, but here are a few of the cooler features worth mentioning.

Chest Organization
Playfish calls this “better chest management.” Aside from the funny wording of this, we love the tabs on top of our storage chest that neatly separate the contents.

chest in pet society
 
Improved Camera
Yay! Playfish listened to our request for a camera that takes pictures of our pets in the house! This would have been really nice to have for the Movie Award competition. Before, it was impossible for our pets to be included in their own scenes, but better late than never.

improved camera in pet society

 
New Look for Village

 
Full Screen Mode has Bug
We did notice a little bug. When you choose Toggle Full Screen, you get the game in a larger format. However, when you try to go back to the normal mode, a section on the right-hand side gets squished out of the picture.

 
Verdict
Overall, we really like the new changes in Pet Society. We know it must be a challenge to make a visually rich game in a small format, and we’re consistently amazed by the level of details shown in the artwork of this game. Finally, thanks for the 3000 coins!

3000 coins in Pet Society

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52 Responses to “Playfish’s Pet Society Gets Extreme Makeover”


  1. 1 Sonya March 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I was surprised when i found those changes.Now the cleanliness level is measured by the number of flyes around the pet,and there is no Happyness bar.

    On a side note,i found this “開心寶貝” if you put it on the search bar,you’ll find a japanese pet society (Aparently called “Happy babe” or something like that)
    On that game you have not only the hurdles race,but also javeling throw and long jump.Crazy XD!!!(but the last two are very very hard)
    I hope this info is useful :3

    • 2 brisa March 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      Sonya, I tried that app and it’s crazy! It’s like a PS alternate universe, it’s like a mix between petville and pet society…crazy!!

      • 3 Lala March 6, 2010 at 2:59 am

        I agree! What did pet society do??
        I hate the way pet society copied the “all clean” thing
        and what’s the use of the brush now?
        It’s crazy!! I used to get 1,500 points everyday from playing.. but now?? not even 100. Pet society sent themselves to their own grave. Might as well start digging now…

    • 4 Jumby! March 6, 2010 at 12:31 am

      hey sonyaa!! is this made by playfish or something cuz even the music is alikee!! i like it…but i don¡t understand anything!!

    • 5 Passerby March 6, 2010 at 6:57 am

      Hey sonya, i checked out that game on google images. It’s actually from china, not japan. All the words are in chinese, even the “開心寶貝” that you wrote are in chinese.
      But it’s an exact copy of Pet Society! I wonder if they ignored the copyright or something.

      • 6 nutmeg March 6, 2010 at 7:19 am

        Copyright laws are weird. You should see some of the knock-offs that come from china. Personally, I find them hilarious and Happy baby is no exception.
        I do like some of the different things you can do on that game like buy new background music or decorate a friend’s tree. The item prices are insane, though but everything can be bought for CCs as well.

        Sorry, I play it quite a bit so I notice stuff about it. Kinda wish I could read it, though. lol

  2. 7 vamontebello March 5, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I love the new changes too! Especially the new village and the camera!

  3. 8 brisa March 5, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I don’t see why everyone is making such a big deal and whining about it! I agree with you, I Like it and think change is good. I mean, it’s a free game people! It’s not going to be perfect and they won’t be able to please EVERYBODY. Have you seen the posts on PS page? everybody is complaining and saying they are going to stop playing! geeeeezzz

  4. 9 FunnyGal March 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I didn’t get 3000 coins.I live in central Europe,will I get them late or something?

  5. 12 MissAujah March 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I also like the changes. Very nice.

  6. 13 Lychee March 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I like the changes too, but I don’t like how there’s no bar for cleanliness and happiness, it was useful to know how much I needed to wash/groom my pet. Also, now I have to leave where I am to go to another shop, instead of clicking on the globe-looking button and going straight there.

    Otherwise, I love the cute interface, and I’m gettting excited about the 3000 coins.

    • 14 Amber March 6, 2010 at 12:53 am

      I agree! I used to make a lot of money cleaning and brushing mine and other peoples pets…but now there are no coins for brushing and I have no idea if the pet is dirty unless there are flies.

      Does anyone else having a problem with brushing there pets? When I brush it makes the soap sound.

  7. 15 Edith March 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Yeah i don’t really like it
    just realised that because there is no happiness bar the brush is useless….
    but the 3000 coins makes up for it =D

  8. 16 Oporto March 5, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I like the new changes, but I didnt get 3000 coins awwww.

  9. 17 Mariee March 5, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    help mee!!! :S i decided not to play petsociety any more because i don’t understand it now :S

  10. 18 faby :) March 5, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    why did you get 300 coins? i dont have them yet :/

  11. 19 Ricely March 5, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    eh…its okay….u dont get coins for visiting people anymore though…..

    • 20 Ricely March 6, 2010 at 12:01 am

      oh wow…didn’t realise the day hadn’t started over yet, My bad!

    • 21 Banana March 6, 2010 at 12:09 am

      You do, it just doesnt show the +30/20/10/5 coins. 😦
      I don’t really like the layout :\

      • 22 Passerby March 6, 2010 at 6:59 am

        It does, just that it shows and then disappears really fast. At first I also thought that I get no coins, but if you stare at the top left of your screen while visiting and clicking the buttons, you can see it. 🙂

  12. 23 joss March 6, 2010 at 12:27 am

    i think it looks a bit like pet vile

  13. 24 Jumby! March 6, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I like everuthing exceo the fact that there’s no speed arrows for the shops, so you move A LOT SLOWER!! 😦

  14. 25 Luna March 6, 2010 at 12:53 am

    I like it I think some people just need to make accommodate themselves! I love the wider screen 🙂 and my tree house is bigger now YAY! The friends street is soo suburban.. I think that’s very cute ❤
    I only have concerns with the Active and Inactive pet.. the pink ones are the ones I want and how do I know if my pets needs bathroom? lol
    Ewww!! I don't like that there's more flies now.. they look very uncomfortable. I guess I gotta take out the cork hat!!

  15. 26 Bubbles March 6, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I miss the tab that shows the number of friends visited per day.

  16. 28 MommyLisa March 6, 2010 at 2:25 am

    There are some things I like – the sorting of chest items for one. But I really do not like that there is no cleanliness meter any longer OR for health on pets you vist.

    It seems they are trying to take away some ways to earn coins.

    ESPECIALLY in the trees in the village. I bought a lucky coin to earn more coins that way. What good is it now? Will Playfish reimburse everyone who purchased that coin item?

    Doubtful.

    • 29 brisa March 6, 2010 at 3:07 am

      you can still walk through the trees in your beighborhood, you have to go to ‘friend street’

    • 30 zhee March 6, 2010 at 4:13 am

      I went thru the trees and coins were coming out… hope it stays
      cant say i am happy about all the changes -my level says 42 and my points are 18, 751… i had over 300k last night.. .so something is wrong… have no idea what.

      i hope it will just take some getting used to on my side and maybe some tweaking on their part and it might shake out ok.

  17. 31 Sarah March 6, 2010 at 3:07 am

    I like the new look, but they have done something with Paw Points. I used to have about 420,000 points. Now I have over 2 BILLION!! MY hubby went from 40,000 points to 14,000??? He has more coins than points. What gives with the points? And like LaLa said, you can’t earn many points anymore.

  18. 32 jess March 6, 2010 at 3:27 am

    i dislike the changes! My pawpoints come from a 100,000 plus to a mere 16 000 plus!!!! :((((((((((

  19. 34 zhee March 6, 2010 at 4:15 am

    hopefully they will fix the points thing… both my actual ones and make it so we can earn some again.. right the earning is not so good.

  20. 35 copogirl March 6, 2010 at 4:51 am

    i’m suprised with this makeover
    the map scene is new
    and now in pet society had an extra item section 😀

  21. 36 syairah March 6, 2010 at 4:53 am

    well , i was suprised to . i get my money already as i live in singapore . I was blank with all the new picture etc .
    But i was so happy to recieve the money as i really need it to buy more clothes and furniture !

  22. 37 syairah March 6, 2010 at 4:55 am

    um , another question , how do we know if our pet / pet’s friend is hungry ?

  23. 38 midnight March 6, 2010 at 6:54 am

    my 300K + paw points went to 3,000+ now. LMAO. how depressing xD

  24. 39 midnight March 6, 2010 at 6:55 am

    but now I have 4000+. ugg >_<

  25. 40 Edith March 6, 2010 at 10:10 am

    well they say you now get more coins from visiting and cleaning other people’s pet but really it can’t be much more then you used to get, just before you could brush other people’s pets as well as clean them…

  26. 41 Nom de Plume March 6, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I don’t care for Pet Society’s new layout at all…I love some of the features they’ve added (better camera, the noticeboard, etc.) but why they’ve done such things as take away the Cleanliness bar just baffles me!

    Also, has anybody else noticed that when your pet runs off to the side, the screen doesn’t scroll along with it, so you have to go looking for it? And why have they taken away the cursors in the shops that would allow you to scroll quicker? Now there’s only normal speed, and it’s painfully slow if you already had something in mind to buy.

    Personally, I think the bad features outweigh the good. It came across like PS was trying too hard to beat PetVille, but…it’s not PetVille. It’s Pet Society.

    (And, even though the 3000 coins were welcome, it just kinda felt as though Playfish was fobbing us off just so people wouldn’t complain…)

  27. 42 hanif March 6, 2010 at 11:07 am

    and we’ll get 35 coins every visit!
    🙂

  28. 43 Joshua March 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Now we get more coins for visiting friends or cleaning them.No extra for brushing now. The update ……..SUCKS!

  29. 45 petsocietylover March 6, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    today I just got my free 3000 coins!! and I won 1500 on the lottery!! I have soooo much money! I have 22,801!!!! 🙂

  30. 46 Mangaartist March 6, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I actually like almost all of the changes, except that npw it’s harder to naivgate your pet between shops (no globe and home buttons, which sucks =( )

  31. 47 Rattypole March 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    OMG THE CHINESE PET SOCIETY IS SOO FREAKY SIMILLER

  32. 48 Irene March 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I don’t think I’ll play any more, at least until they reinstall the paw points for cleaning and feeding others’ pets.

  33. 49 misguidedmommy March 11, 2010 at 3:53 am

    What really bugs me is there is no category for decorating. I have to be in all to find my floors and walls. That was frustrating when I wanted to redecorate.

  34. 51 gigi June 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I know it’s been a while since the last post on this, but my pet just got to level 38 with a new brush as the prize so it rubbed in that fact when I tried to use it just now… I really miss the brushing sound when we brush the pets… bummer… if we can pet them with that sound attached to it, why not for the brush?? and now it evokes water too… bah… I don’t even care about the making coins aspect of, it just seems illogical


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