Throwback Thursday lol close enough

Sunday, November 30, 2014

AJ's Past: The Pillow Scam

I don't really now what to call this type of post so I'll stick with the boring name of AJ's Past

I'll be talking about stuff that happened in AJ's past (which is why I called this AJ's Past if you couldn't tell)
I was going to call it Throwback Thursday but that name is already taken I think, plus it's Sunday and not Thursday

"The pillow scam" was a huge scamming trick that was used by several r00d thieves back when the trading system first came out. Here's a little fact about the trading system when it was first introduced - there originally was no "Are you sure you want to accept this trade?" message, meaning once you clicked the accept button, the trade would immediately be accepted (another little fact is that Aj used to called declining trades "rejecting trades")

People knew how to take advantage of this by making people click a pillow over and over. How does a pillow get you scammed, you are probably not asking yourself? Well, that pillow was conveniently placed right where the accept trade button was!

People would commonly say things like the wolf on the right is saying. Most of the time they'd tell you to put your rarest items on trade before clicking the pillow

You can probably guess what happens next... Let's say I had my super rare tie on trade and star rapidly clicking the pillow, expecting to get some sort of prize

While I am clicking the divine pillow, little wolfy girl over there (that totally isn't one of my storages lol) send me a trade request much like this one:

(pretend like ties are super rare pls)
I get sent this trade quest, a cheap 45 gem necklace for my ULTRA SUPER OMEGA RARE tie, and because I was clicking the pillow rapidly, and because the place I was clicking is in the same place as the accept trade button, it would automatically be accepted and would have lost my super omega beautiful girly tie!

There were always people advertising their dens with the "GO TO MY DEN TO GET A PRIZE LOL" messages, and their dens would always be full of possible scam victims. It was quite horrible to watch, actually...

Then people tried to use Fruit Bowls to make it seem more innocent, but it was still the same thing

I remember I used to stand in front of the pillow in peoples' dens so the scammers couldn't click on the poor Jammers to scam them. I think I actually saved a lot of people that way : )

After a few weeks of AJHQ ignoring the problem, they finally added this:

That message managed to stop the pillow scam for good!

It's always been so easy to scam people in this game, so be careful when trading. If it sounds too good to be true (like clicking a pillow, which is basically doing nothing, for a "prize") then it probably is

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Weird and Random AJ Images 12

At least I think this is the 12th one...

But yeah, I'm using the same "nothing new" excuse to post this. I found my SD card with most of my old AJ stuff on it so I should have some slightly interesting ones. These should all be from 2011

AJ used to be really glitchy when trying to load clothing and eyes for some reason. And there's an example. I believe that's my friend's rhino

(Click picture to enlarge)
This is another picture from a friend. This is something that's happened to me before. When a background layer of a room fails to load... that happens
(I think that panda on the right just scammed someone out of a glove)

Just some items I had with their old icons. I'm not sure why I even took this picture but okay

Some croc statue under construction in the Animal Museum (it used to be called that, anyway...) that I don't think ever actually finished construction. I have a picture of the finished version somewhere... probably

This one I had to watermark because it's interesting enough for someone to steal it and say "OMG LOOK I SAW LIZA IN TOWN AND SHE WAS GLITCHED OMG IF U REPOST GIV ME CREDIT"
I didn't want to have to do that, but since thieves are among us, it must be done : (

So yeah, Liza glitched out or something and now looks like a scary demon

It really disgusts me that I have to do this... Anyway, I got this AJHQ message a long time ago, when Appondale first came out. Do you know who the special guest was? NO ONE AT ALL!

And that wraps up this post bye

Friday, November 28, 2014

AJHQ can't make up their mind

Junie4563 told me that the Sting Of Leaves item is no longer members only

If you didn't know, when this item originally came out, it was a nonmember item. Then a few days later they made it into a members only item for some unknown reason, causing nonmembers that had one in their den to glitch our or something. And now they are nonmember items again! Not sure why they would change an item's member status to begin with, let alone change its status twice... I guess it was a glitch or something

This is the only thing newsworthy right now. You are welcome

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy holidays I guess

Because it's like a blogger law that you have to make a post about every holiday, I'll make this post and we'll just call it a Thanksgiving post

So enjoy your day of eating birds that have been murdered specifically for your dinner 
and have this picture

I still prefer to eat my usual mac & cheese but whatever floats your boat I guess

I don't really know what else to say so I'll end the post now bye

(lol another sarcasm filled post by Meloetta)

(I know I said I will end the post now but that didn't happen)

(I bet I'm going to get asked how I covered my bunny self in lava)

(those poor birds maaan)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rare Items of the Past - Hacked Edition

If you are wondering what the whole "Rare Items of the Past" thing is about, it's just the "Items that used to be rare" style post, but I thought of a new name that may or may not be better. I know I said the next items that used to be rare post was going to be about den items, but since this has a new name now, I can hopefully get away with not making the next one about den items

This one comes with a short little story. So, a long time ago, most clothing items only came in 4 colors each. A few had 5 different color variants (such as Ties and Fox Hats) and some only had one (such as items from the Freedom and Scary collections)
However, the game had data for new unreleased colors for items that only have 4 or 5 colors to choose from. But somehow (and I'm still not even sure how) some of these unreleased colors were actually owned by some Jammers. The weird thing is, only one of each were known to exist. This post is going to list all (or most) of the unreleased colors that were owned by Jammers

Keep in mind that none of these items are even remotely as rare as they used to be. These items were only extremely rare in 2011 and 2012

Purple Reindeer Mask

My friend Sheesh4 actually owned these. I don't know who owned them before she did though. I should also mention that the majority of the owners of these items had similar stories on how they got them. Most of the owners claimed that they randomly got a trade from someone for something not very rare that was on their trade list. Come to think of it, that was UntilTheEndOfTime's story about the Stone Wall too! These eventually came out later that year (picture credit to sweetness77 assuming he didn't get the picture from me)

White/raspberry Wreath Necklace

I vaguely remember this being one of my dream items. It was really cool at the time because it was nothing like all of the other colors we had at the time. I believe cowsandlightbulbs was the owner of this
(Again, picture from sweetness77 unless he got it from me I can't remember)

Light blue & purple Clover Blanket

I'm not 100% sure if there actually was a purple one in existence at the same time as all of the other unreleased colors were, but I am 97% sure there was

I think some nonmember girl had the purple one, and DesolationRobot had the blue one
(same credit for that picture too)

Silver & light pink Headdresses

I don't have pictures of the silver ones, but they are probably on this blog somewhere
The silver ones I am talking about were the blue/silver one and the green/silver one
I also remember that I really wanted either of the silver ones. I'm not sure, but I think one of the silver headdresses were one of the first unreleased colors discovered. I even emailed AJHQ back then and asked what it was called (because we weren't sure if it was a normal headdress or another variant of headdress, kind of like how Top Hats and Founders' Hats are the same item shape with different names and colors) and they just said it was a normal headdress but pretended like there was nothing special about it EVEN THOUGH IT WAS ONE OF A KIND lol
(same credit for the picture)
Orange Heart Locket

Ah, the classic orange locket. This was also one of the most well known unreleased color, maybe even more well known than the silver headdresses were. And yes, most of the item collectors in the game went crazy over those headdresses! This was owned by stalion1. I also emailed AJHQ about it, and they flat out lied to me and said it was available in beta, probably to cover up that someone obviously hacked AJ for it
(same credit)

Raspberry Bow And Arrows

Bows And Arrows were never in stores ever (unless they were in 2013, I wasn't there so I wouldn't know) but instead were released as a Jamaaliday gift. However, only 7 colors were released. But then the 8th color was seen in the new game, Best Dressed. But someone actually owned one somehow. And yeah

Green & teal Elf Bracelets

I think the green Elf Bracelets were actually discovered way before the silver headdresses were. Bellsong was the owner of the green ones, but I think her story was different. From what I can remember, she claims she was looking through her old Jam a Grams and found one from AJHQ with a gift attached. You can probably guess what that gift was. What bothers me about that claim is that there was no mention of any message that was on the Jam a Gram. Hm...

I'm not sure who owned the teal ones. Sizzlerat had teal ones too, but someone else had them

Blue Leprechaun Hat

DesolationRobot had the pink headdress, the blue clover blanket, but he also had the blue leprechaun hat which you can sort of see on his seal
Picture is also from sweetness77

Others (that I have no pictures of) include an orange Frankenstein Mask that was owned by jumpinjack06, a purple Heart Balloon owned by my friend Octopus737, Worn Blankets that were light purple, light blue, red, and brown, and I THINK that's it

I miss those times, man... :(

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Glitched mops?

Not many people saw it, but I deleted my last post. If anyone really cares what it was about, I'll say in the comments I guess

But today I want to mention that the new item, Mop And Bucket, seems to be glitched!

There are 10 color options for this item when trying to change the color. Color 1 has a white bucket, 2 has green, 3 has orange, 4 has yellow, 5 has black, 6 has white (with white water), 7 is pink, but numbers 8, 9, and 10 are all identical!

Here is a picture of 8, 9, and 10 next to each other in my den

I guess you can't really tell that they are different, because they aren't. For some reason, AJHQ added an extra 2 color slots for this item by accident, and because of that, it glitched and added 2 more of #8

This will (probably) be fixed soon. Who know though, maybe the glitched ones will become rare like glitch rings and raspberry furry hats did!

Here is my gif of it. It's really hard to tell that I am in fact clicking the "change colors" button multiple times when #8 comes up

They will probably fix this soon, and their solution to this will probably be removing #9 and #10
But it could be possible that they will remove #8 also, which will mean that #6 #9 and #10 will in fact be rare glitch items, though it's impossible to tell them apart

Friday, November 21, 2014

I'm not gone yet

If you saw my last post (that I deleted) I'm sorry. But I still want it to be known who steals images so people can hopefully realize that a lot of people out there get their fame and popularity off of something that they stole and took credit for. So, another image stolen case has happened. On xxsmile's instagram, there is this picture

This picture was edited using my images of that weird eyepatch glitch I had, just to make it look like it belongs to someone else. But this is in fact using my images. Look at this post that I posted a long time ago

See? They took credit for my images!

I'm not going to blame xxmsile for this one, instead I'll blame Xylidine. Hopefully xxsmile wasn't in on it too, because I'm trusting her...

So I guess the message here is that xylidine doesn't post original content and steals it from other people... or something

I really don't want to have to edit all of my old images to put watermarks on them, and I don't want to have to put watermarks on any of my images at all... This makes me unmotivated to post "cool" stuff : (

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Annoying bugs and glitches of the latest update

I made 3 new posts in a short time, so in case you missed the others, I'll give you link because I'm nice

It turns out there are way more of them than I thought originally... And all of them are pretty annoying (other than the Rare Monday item coming back, of course)

These first two images aren't pf glitches, but of the two new items' other colors avaialable

And now for the glitches! Some of these will probably be fixed pretty soon, so this is basically just a log of annoying glitches that happened when the update first happened

When you try to type a contraption, all of the following letters will be in caps

Most of the new gloves don't look like how they are supposed to look
I'll post the two most notable ones (I do have pictures of the other 6 in case I need them later on)

 The orange glove looks really faded, but the weirdest one is the white and red glove. When it's worn, it appears to be mostly raspberry!

XxCatNamedWolfxX told me about this next one. If you scroll down to the bottom of your achievement list, you should have tons of the Color Me Rad! achievement

There's also the diamond glitch that was in my update post, where I bought a polar bear but it still said I had 12 diamonds

And the glitch where the last Rare Monday item is back in Jam Mart Clothing

Aaaaaand the leafy antlers polar bear glitch

Well, I did guess that this update would be full of glitches. I thought there would be fun ones, but at least was was half right... I guess?

EDIT: I forgot to mention, polar bears will have white eyes in oceans no matter what color eyes you give your polar bear

Polar Bear actions (gifs)

In case you missed the last post about the update >>click<<

Here all are of the actions the new polar bears can make

Hopefully these don't get stolen... I put a lot of work into these







 Sit (front)

Sit (back)







Thursday Update - Orange Gloves?

Yay! Update time! New newspaper! Read it
 (lol what even was that intro)

Page 1

Finally, the unreleased Polar Bears are no longer unreleased! They are in of course the Diamond Shop for an overpriced price of 10 diamonds

Ajinsider once again proves to be a reliable source as his polar bear image was not a fake!
They can go on land and in oceans (in case you didn't read the front page and ignored the little ocean icon)

Page 2

Remember how I used to say that orange nm gloves are real? Well, there's my proof!
The new orange and minty green gloves' color schemes seem to  match Elf Tail Armor

These new gloves are in Jam Mart Clothing

Thank goodness they aren't too overpriced like the old ones were

Maybe this was just what we needed to get gloves popular again! Nah, if it ain't rare, no one's gonna wear

Page 3

New exhibits in the Chamber of Knowledge and the Museum!

Page 4 (which has literally nothing to do with this update)

 I guess they are just preparing for December! We are apparently getting items this year that have "NEVER been released" which is always cool

Page 5

We can't have a Jamaa Journal without an advertisement at the end, now can we?
If you get membership via a code card you get a "free" pet polar bear. I'm not sure if there are exclusive polar bear ones or if you get a mini bear from any card though. I haven't seen anyone with a mini polar bear yet (since the update JUST came out) but I'll have pictures of them hopefully soon

That's it for the Jamaa Journal, now let's get to the new items!

Rare Knitted Sweater is back in Jam Mart Clothing which is a glitch, and it will probably be removed soon

You can also get the Twists And Turns music at the Diamond Shop

I'm STILL waiting for The Hive's music :(

Another glitch is that if you wear those newish leafy antlers on a polar bear, they show up really dark

Every color that's default on polar bears are colors that you cannot get back if you take them off

There's a new member badge for the new polar bears

There's also yet another glitch that I encountered when buying a polar bear
I started with 12 diamonds, bought a polar bear, and still had 12 diamonds!

Too bad it was only a visual glitch though. I tried to buy another animal, and it yelled at me and shoved an ad in my face for not having enough diamonds

I almost forgot, there's a new Fruit Basket in Jam Mart Furniture

And a new "visit your den" button on the map for some odd reason

I'm not really sure why they included that because the den button is right next to the map anyway, so why would anyone click the map just to go to your den?

That pretty much covers everything. I'll have some gifs up soon for all of the polar bear's actions and for the colors of the new items

I'm going to rate this update a... 12 out of 17