Thursday 28 November 2013

Kings of Spun the 14th...

Hail Spunlings! Apologies for the delay in Uncle Spun's post; it has been a disconcerting week. Yes, for some unspun reason Uncle Spun could not pass through the great Spun Pipeline to Spunland NA on Tuesday evening. Most unsettling to find one's self frozen out of Spunland at such a critical time, but what can be done?

Congratulations to APPIE1615 - the 14th EU King Of Spun. APPIE1615 it seems is one of our more bashful majesties, as Uncle Uncle Spun did not get the honour of conversing with our latest EU monarch. Perhaps one was suffering from the invisibility affliction again (it happens), or maybe APPIE1615 was just too busy with regal appointments. Either way Uncle Spun wishes him well and hopes he enjoys his Spun Crown!

And so our 14th NA coronation occurred 24 hours after it was planned. Uncle Spun arrived in Spunland early to make sure that he could, consequently with his own outsized eyes he saw that Acker55, our 14th NA Spun Majesty was King then as well as 4 hours later!! Yes, Spun Congratulations to Acker55 - majesty of the incredibly large score, spuntastic persistence and no small amount of regal generosity! Uncle Spun was besides himself with joy to photograph our new majesty besides our previous majesty Akina8373 and his other exceptionally well dressed friend phatso! Big Spun thanks to you all!

All things being well next week the coronations will both take place on Tuesday the 3rd of December. Whoever has the Spun Crown at 4pm PST/ 7pm EST in NA and 8pm GMT in the EU will be our 15th Kings of Spun! Note the Spun Engineers are still looking for ways to improve the coronations, although nothing new on this will appear until after Spun'mas... Oh and to all of our Spunling Cousins on the far side of the Great Atlantic - have a truly Spun Thanksgiving!

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Kings of Spun the 13th & Spun news

Hail Spunlings! Before getting onto the latest Coronations Uncle Spun has a few pieces of news to relate. First off, today sees the launch of Spun Commerce Items #7 including the Spunny Farthing LMO – a high Spun , not exactly bicycle (it has only one wheel) for you to ride around on (complete with horn to honk), the Spunling Suit Bundle; Happy and Angry Spunling full body suits each with their own emote. These emotional fellows are like somewhat smaller versions of the mighty Dukes of Spun. Finally for your consideration is the Rabbit Hop LMO bundle containing rabbit ears and tail rendered in the 3 Spun Colours for you to Hop about with.

The Spunland Shop Maze has been updated to include the Spunny Farthing for you to try, and a few other new items have been added too – including (drum roll please!) the Spumpkin Broom Broom LMO reward from Spuno’ween! Yes, as promised it’s back for those who missed it and will remain in Spunland until the beginning of Spun’mas. Spuno'ween can also be visited once more from the Spunland Portal Reward and from The Relocator in the Spunland Apartment too.

Spun'mas. Yes, our festive version of Spunland will run from the 11th of December until the 31st, for now all that Uncle Sun can divulge is that Father Spun (or Spunta as the ever uncouth engineers call him) will be visiting, bringing gifts for all good Spunlings. More will be revealed shortly!

And so to the 13th Kings of Spun! Spun Congrats to Imhokh our EU Spun Majesty and Akina8373 Majesty of NA! In Europe it looked for the longest time as though the most alluringly (un)dressed Lady-Melanie was destined to win, when Imhokh swept in from nowhere to seize the crown! As you can see from the pictures erstwhile Majesty Gigizen was present in his Spun Crown, and so Uncle Spun got a pic of the 13th and the 1st EU Kings of Spun together! Calloo, callay, how Spun! Apologies to the disgruntled amedeo83 - it seemed he too was in the regal running but was beset by bugs. Our commiserations and apologies to you sir!

In North America all things Spun were busier and bigger. Indeed there was even a hint of unspun shenanigans, but our new majesty was steadfast and true and won by a large margin! Spun Congratulations to the gracious Akina8373 who even changed into a new costume for her coronation picture! Talking of things Unspun, Uncle Spun was accosted by another previous King of Spun last night, who asked that Uncle Spun remove all reference to him in these missives, your wish is our command, from henceforth you shall be referred to as  John Unspun, thus respecting your desired anonymity. We hope you are happy with that.

Next week, on Tuesday the 26th of November - whoever holds the Spun Crown at 8pm GMT in the EU and 7pm EST/4pm PST in NA will be our 14th Kings of Spun! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Kings of Spun the 12th and Spun Update

Hail Spunlings! And so we have our 12th King's of Spun – the spuntastically unpronounceable iLmlgLiOrE9r Spun Majesty of the EU and countrygirl5991 the indisputable Spun Majesty of North America! Unfortunately Uncle Spun has little time today to spend relating the Coronations, as his attentions are being called this way and that with preparations for Spun'mas. Yes, Spun'mas will be upon us sooner than you think!

The EU Coronation was a quiet affair, and Uncle Spun could not help but notice sam_reynolds01 flitting in and out of Spunland – one just hopes that this was not due to unspun crashes! The North American coronation was particularly noteworthy, not just for the glamour and confidence of countrygirl5991, but for the presence of one VMP123456789 in a full body Robo suit – Uncle Spun was most impressed by how fitting he looked wearing the Spun Crown!

Majesty countrygirl5991's unseemly confidence in winning the Spun Crown brought once more to our attention the skewed nature of the contest, and so discussions have begun on how we might best change the coronations to make them more of a contest. Your suggestions are more than welcome.

Before signing off let me once more congratulate our new Kings of Spun and mention one or two small items of news; As of today Spunland Commerce Release 6 finally brings North America up to date with Europe, which is how matters will remain from this day on. Hopefully. Next Wednesday Spunland Commerce Release 7 (the Spunny Farthing!) will appear on both sides of the Atlantic simultaneously, and the Broom Broom LMO reward will once again appear in the Shop Maze, until the start of Spun'mas – about which Uncle Spun will have more to say next time!

Next week's coronation - whoever holds the Spun Crown at 8pm GMT in the EU and 4pm PST/7pm EST in NA on Tuesday the 19th of November will be the 13th Kings of Spun!

Until then, keep it Spun!

Thursday 7 November 2013

Kings of Spun the 11th and Spuno'ween follow up...

Spun Salutations! Uncle Spun is spuntastically happy to announce that for the first time in over 2 weeks he made it into Spunland to perform the King of Spun Coronations, and so finally we have two new Spun Majesties! Yes, the EU King of Spun is one argonxenon, and our NA King is the mysterious John Unspun! But more on this in a moment...

It has been a very trying and exciting few weeks for us here in Spunland Mansions, what with the horrendously unspun bugs in the last big release, then the excitement and drama of Spuno'ween itself. In case you missed the fuss; it seems that our Chief Spun Engineer had made something of a schoolboy error and consequently Spuno'ween finished more than a little prematurely - at 6pm EST on the 31st as it happens. So after much head scratching, debate and downright argument it has been decided that the Broom Broom LMO will reappear in the Spunland Shop Maze as a free reward on the 20th of November and remain there until at least the 4th of December. That should be plenty of time for any of our deprived American cousins to find this most Spun of rewards. For those who missed out on Spuno'ween itself - well, some round the clock endeavors from our frequently sorry engineers have produced an answer; also from the 20th November the Spunland Portal reward item and the Spunland Relocator in the Spunland Cottage will now provide their users with the option to travel to Spunland in it's Spuno'ween guise. Note that relocating to Spuno'ween from the Spunland Cottage will not provide the usual Daily Score Bonus.

Now to the Coronations. Both the EU and NA were a little quiet last night and devoid of the usual friendly faces that Uncle Spun loves to see so much. Perhaps this is due to the unspun way in which we keep swapping the time and day of these most important of regal occasions, or perhaps a Spunling can only be cast into the great crash void so many times before return becomes impossible... Uncle Spun does not know, but can say with honest confidence that even if things were a little quiet, they were also pleasingly stable.

So the 11th EU King of Spun is the greatly named argonxenon - spun congratulations to you! For a brief moment it looked as though she were going to be pipped to the post by the crazily cartwheeling diablillo_18_bcn, but Spun justice prevailed and she managed to retrieve the freshly harvest-spawned Spun Crown just in the nick of time.

In North America the majestic honour was taken by John Unspun. There were more than a few attempts to thwart his regal ambitions, but John Unspun it seems is an incredibly cool and collected individual. Never before has Uncle Spun seen the bearer of the Spun Crown simply sit down and wait for the Coronation time, and with such confidence! Then, as soon as he accepted the Crown - he vanished! Not a word was exchanged or picture taken! For this empty coronation photo Uncle Spun will not so much apologize as simply extend his heartfealt gratitude to all of our previous Spun Kings, who have always kindly posed for their picture if not conversed with Uncle Spun. As to the enigmatic John Unspun, sir; one hopes that it was some intended inscrutable machination and not mere bashfulness that prompted your sudden disappearance! Spun Congratulations to you!

From next week we will keep the coronations as regular as we can. On Tuesday the 12th of November whoever holds the Spun Crown at 8pm GMT in the EU and 7pm EST/4pmPST in North America will be the 12th Kings of Spun! Have a Spun Week!