Last year, I left the world of virtual breedables behind. It was too pricey for me at the time, and like most people I’d got caught up in the whirlwind of Wildwoods, Ozimals, Amarettos and Kittycats to the point of it becoming silly. It was costing me an arm and a leg too; so reluctantly I put the whole enterprise behind me and concentrated on real life for a change.
But here’s the thing; breedables are fun. They are engaging in a way that lovers of Tamagotchi will remember; that virtual pet craze that got millions hooked. And once they get under your skin they can be hard to leave behind..as I discovered recently when I perused the Kittycats website again.
They’ve become even more appealling than they were before, but it’s not just the cats themselves, even though there are more breeds, more traits to breed for and more interaction options for cat owners to enjoy. It’s the package as a whole, and the new facilities that have been created meaning that you actually get a lot more Kittycat for your Linden dollar!
Get this: You can actually keep your cats online now, rather than take up valuable space in-world, and still feed them and breed them! I know right? No more land cluttered with a clowder of cats and no room for anything else. you don’t have to be logged in-world either, you can check out how your cats are doing from the office or even on your I-pad while you sit on the loo! It’s a spectacular innovation and proves that the people behind Kittycats not only have the right approach to the breedable product, but it also shows genuine care and passion for it too.
Another brilliant idea is the Menagerie; where you can send your cats on a one-way trip (ahem!) and redeem them for Kitty dollars which can then be used towards purchasing special items. This function also serves as a way to keep the market fresh; meaning the grid is (in theory at least) not as flooded with cats as it could be, and this of course also enables breeders to still get fair prices for their Kittycats on the secondary market.
Last but not least there’s a pedigree function on the website, replete with visuals so that you can totally trace the heritage of your cat. It’s incredibly well laid out, lovely to look at and easy to understand, and you don’t pay any extra for it either.
So with all these new experiences to enjoy I relented to my inner urges and I treated myself to a couple of cats again, and I must confess, I’m really enjoying having them around:) Gone are the days when I would hatch loads of kitten crates though. I’ll be keeping to two (a boy and a girl) and hopefully I’ll breed something extra special from them. In the meantime, I’m trying to avoid the mainland store. I’ve seen the tigers there! Holy moly, they’re super cute and would look perfect with my decor, but cost oodles of Lindens so are a bit out of my price range. No matter-I’m busily enjoying Damon and Georgie’s company and am really glad I decided to become a Kittycatter again!