Looks like Poupee Girl has finally taken the path of “free 2 play” MMORPG games that make me rage with the firey passion of 1000 suns. At an unknown date in the future, Poupee Girl will be implementing the “jewel system.” The jewel system is basically “cash only” currency. Ribbons will still be used, and you will still be able to obtain them for free, however I have no doubt in my mind that cute and limited items will now all be in jewel currency. Jewel currency is basically currency you can ONLY buy with cash – and not obtain it any other way. The problem is, most games that have turned to the “free 2 play, pay to get good items” in America have turned into crap. I dunno maybe it works for Japan since they are more vain than us, but I can see a lot of foreign customers being turned off by this move.
Kath also stated that rules regarding ribbon earning will be changed. Maybe she will be more strict regarding what you can upload. Maybe uploading items will only give you 1-2 ribbons instead of like 10-17 like now. All I know is, now is a really good time to upload all your items before this change takes place. Once it does, I have a feeling things will get difficult. If it gets too terrible and all the cute items really do end up being jewel currency only…I may be quitting Poupee Girl =/ I’ve never once paid for ribbons because to me it’s still a cute flash game. Those who want to buy ribbons so they can collect more outfits can do so, but I just enjoy the site by commenting and uploading my clothing. If the incentive to get ribbons is lost, the incentive to upload items and comment will be lost too…therefore killing any interest I have left in the site.
Sigh, I guess all good things eventually come to an end. 😐