As a special Christmas gift, webkinz introduced a line to log on!
I’m sure that sounds like I’m being sarcastic, but I’m actually not, surprisingly. I’m actually thrilled.
Why? Because it has been a royal pain to log on since about October or so.
Actually, it had been getting worse since they started selling them in walgreens in july and august… but since october, it’s been almost impossible outside of school hours.
Seriously… on all three of our accounts… it usually took at least 4 or 5 tries to get it to log in. And some nights we never got in. It would load the log in page, and then after you entered your info and clicked, you got the background and a W graphic while you waited. and waited. and waited.
After that, you eventually got a plain green screen, which would slowly load after about 3-5 minutes, and then you could actually play. Or, 3 out of 4 times, you never got past the W logo no matter how long you waited and had to refresh and try again.
But now… after the log in, most of the day it loads right away! During the heavy times, it tells you immediately that you are in line, gives you a wait length (i’ve yet to see it past “short”), and gives you a progress bar for your wait. 2-3 minutes later, your bar is filled and you go right in.
This literally happened all of the sudden yesterday, after I’d been fighting with it for more than half an hour to get kiddo logged in yesterday. Suddenly the lines started, and all was well the remaining times we logged back in yesterday and this morning.
Never thought I’d be glad to see a line.. but wow! If a line is going to make things actually useable again, bring the line on!