Category Archives: Fun stuff

Xat: Easter 2012

Hey Everyone

We are just a few days away from Easter and I am just going to list a few fun things you can do on the chat with your friends.

Smilies:

If you have the powers Easter or KChick then why not add some cool smilies to your name or avatar. If you have more powers then why not really make them stand out by adding some extra affects.

Here is one that I did:   (chick#cycle#chick#matchban#magicfx) {The chick does loose its eyes but its really colourful and will certainly get you noticed in the chat (wink)}

If you are finding it hard to make a good smile then please use the power search generator. http://www.xatworld.com/powersearch/

Tip: Use the smile as your avatar for a bigger preview.

Gline: Get your chat visitors into the Easter spirit by using Easter smilies on your chat.

Here is what I picked for my Gline: pty,rolling,jolly,spin2,rofl,omg,eyes,look,smirk2,sinister,tipsy,goo

NameGlow/NameColour

You should pick an nameglow or namecolour that goes well with the smilies in your name.

Doodle:

See who can draw the best Easter Egg on the Doodle Application.

Gifts:

Send Easter themed gifts to your friends. When sending an Easter gift don’t forget to include a special message and not to just send a blank gift. :)

Background:

Have an Easter Themed background for your chat.

Anyway thats just a few ideas of what you can do this easter and you never know xat could have something speical coming up. (New kisses, Easter powers being released).

Other Information

I have been talking with joombly about the weekly update series that I have been doing and he liked it the old way where I posted the news as it happens instead of having the weekly update as its kind of old news.

I replied saying that the reason why I started it was just incase someone missed a tweet that they could always come to the blog and see the recent updates on xat.com.

I believe that all up to date news should be done by twitter feeds unless its a big release just like how xat support changed or a new feature was released.

I would really like your feedback on the weekly update series. If you would like to leave a comment to this post or you can talk to me at xat.com/xatworld.

Thanks

(Sam) SJBB

 

New Xatworld.com Stuff :) All in one post!

Okay, I’ve been MIA for a couple weeks now, only popping on Xat occasionally to gather intel, err, I mean info. Anyway, I’ve published quite a bit of new content for any interested users. Here’s a run down (apologies in advance if someone has already posted):

From oldest to newest:

1. Xat sigs/signatures, userbars, whatever you wanna call them:

2. Xat banners – put then anywhere, below your chat on your Xatspace, in your blog (maybe.. I have to check that). Pay particular attention to the one on the bottom of that page; I think it’s the coolest!

3. Nameglow generator – How cool is this thing? :)

4. Of course, having done Nameglow, we had to create a Hat generator as well ;)

5. Staff list generator – Inspired by Ziggy’s own staff lists, we just found a way to make it a bit easier.

6. xats to days + power converter – again, inspired by Ziggys own fair trade page this should help everyone when it comes to figuring out some pricing over at Trade.

7. Xat avatar codes – all in one place, no more “avatar lottery which-one-will-get”. Here we’ve listed every single avatar that Xat offers, along with their corresponding avatar code.

That’ it for now… I have some more stuff coming!

Don’t forget about the Xatworld idea factory where you can get free xats and days for simply submitting Xatworld ideas.

Thanks for reading!

Sequential pricing & Serializing powers

Things have been slow and that “slowness” tends to get my wheels turning. I’ve come up (don’t panic, this isn’t happening that I know of) with two new ideas relating to the pricing and distribution of new powers:

Stay with me!

Sequential pricing:

How it works: Xat releases a new power. Power is limited. Only 1 …continued

Xat Audies Previewer

In an effort to help draw more attention to this often overlooked, sometimes cryptic Xat feature, we present to you Xatworld’s “new” and slightly improved Xat audies page.

Using this page, you can now preview every Xat sound effect before using it in a chatbox.

For those unfamiliar with Xat audies, they are simply a way to add sound effects to your chatbox messages. You type in a code, hit enter, and the chat plays the corresponding sound byte.