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It's time to go retro at the Blockblast VHS Rental Shop!

Before DVDs and online streaming, VHS was king!What sort of memories does VHS bring back for you?What sort of memories does VHS bring back for you?

Ahhhhh the 90s. It's a decade that is pretty easy for many of us to get nostalgic about. Friends, mobile phones the size of bricks, Pokemon and the last decade before the internet well and truly changed the world for good. Great times.

This week on Smeet sees the return of another awesome feature of the decade - VHS! Welcome to the Blockblast VHS Rental Shop!

These shops were familiar high-street staples long before people even thought about online streaming services! Almost everyone had a membership at a local VHS Rental Shop to borrow movies for home viewing! What's more, it wasn´t just new movies you had recently watched in the cinema that were available, you had the chance to rent out some golden oldies as well! If your favourite film hadn´t been on TV for a long time and you couldn´t afford to buy it outright, it was no problem! A short visit to the rental shop and it was yours, if only for a few days! At the end you just needed to rewind the tape and give it back. Did anyone else regularly forget the rewinding part?

Grab the new Smeet Rental Shop and dive back into the world of VHS tapes. Lend Horror, Romcom and Action movies to your customers, put up different old-school cardboard standups and fill your Rental Shop with Retro flair!

The new YouTube feature is here!

The sound of music returns to Smeet!DJ, get a record on!DJ, get a record on!

Dear Smeeters, the new YouTube feature is online!

To adapt to the recent changes on YouTube we’ve changed how YouTube is integrated in Smeet. The way the YouTube videos are played is now faster, the quality is better, you can watch your favourite videos in full screen mode and you can now watch them in every room, even in rooms which previously had no YouTube Screen.

If you don’t want to hear the videos being played, you can mute them with the mute button. The ‘–‘ button, in the top right corner, can be used if you just want to hear a video but not see it. If you mute Smeet completely, the video Screen will be muted as well. However, turning Smeet sound up or down will have no effect on the video window. So you can turn down the Smeet sound effects if you don’t want to hear interactions, steps, entering/leaving animations, and still listen to videos, which was not possible before.

There are some new commands for screen management that are going to help our volunteers manage the new YouTube windows. If you are a volunteer you can write the following commands in the YouTube URL bar:

- "cancel" - cancel the current video running in the room

- "cancelMaster" - cancel the current video in all instances of the room (only applicable if a public room becomes so full that a second 'instance' of the room is created)

- "get control" - only you can add a video. Volunteer users should only use this during events!

- "release" - needs to be done after your event is finished. It allows everybody to add YouTube videos again.

- "get masterControl" - the same as "get", but for all instances of the room.

- "releaseMaster" - the same as "release", but for all instances of the room. You have to use releaseMaster if you’ve taken control of the YouTube Windows with "get masterControl".

 

So what about the old screens? Can you use them? Well, all of the old screens in the Shop and in your inventories/rooms have been converted to offer webcam functionality. We are also going to open every screen in public rooms to be accessed by Entertainers. From this point on the old YouTube Screens will be webcam-only and will not play YouTube videos.

And what if you bought a new YouTube screen recently? If you bought a new YouTube screen in the last 3 months you will get your Coins back. Just let us know which screen you bought, when you bought it and which room we can currently find it in.

And there's more. In the next update the 15 minute video limit in private rooms will be lifted, so that you are able to play any videos you like. In your private rooms you will also have entertainer rights, so you are able to get control over the YouTube Window whenever you need it. We also want to implement the Playlist feature again.


We hope you like the new feature, and we thank you for your patience in waiting for return of the YouTube function to Smeet.

Happy Smeeting! :)

EN/INT May Tombola Results!

Who lucked out this time around?Grab your winnings and prepare yourself for summer!Grab your winnings and prepare yourself for summer!

Apologies for the lateness of this blog, but here is how the tombola ended waaaaay back in April! As per usual, a whopping NINE winners take home extra prizes this month, whilst the rest of you of course claim the participation prize.

The winning Smeeters are as follows!:

1st place: metalman (ID: 26591321) - 3,000 Coins, 500,000 Fame Points and the Gold Tombola Badge

2nd place: Mr SkyFalke :D (ID: 14262599) - 1500 Coins, 250,000 Fame Points and the Silver Tombola Badge

3rd place: •†.H¤ℓιdåy J¤y.†• (ID: 14887578) - 1000 Coins, 100,000 Fame Points and the Bronze Tombola Badge

4th place: Lauraaaa :D (ID: 23357238) - 250 Coins, 75,000 Fame Points and the Wooden Tombola Badge

5th place: .Rody.. (ID: 18535351), ••χXχ Đέέωα χXχ•• (ID: 26972549), INFO •´¯`•.Bℓση∂є Cσωgιяℓ.•´¯`• (ID: 22107316), Grace (ID: 24148171) and ◦●◦<<Tiger Eyes>>◦●◦ (ID: 4898223) - 100 Coins, 50,000 Fame Points, the Wooden Tombola Badge

Plus there's 10,000 Fame Points plus a Smeekie for the rest of the Smeeters who participated!

 

Hope you enjoyed it this month, and good luck for the next one!

Astrology Insight!

®†hєхєn_tαnz†® dives into the minds of Taurus.Are you a Taurus?Are you a Taurus?

Hello, my fellow Smeeter’s, no, I’m not the female avi in the pic she is just my good friend and astrologer from Italian Server! Today we are exploring the deep minds of Taurus’s. Who are they compatible with? Is it you? Well not all of you but many yes. Let’s take a look.

 

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Symbol of the Bull, Taurus people are known to be stubborn and that is their/our yes, our I’m a Taurus dammit and were STUBBORN! We are known to be stubborn because as we represent the Bull and we all know the Bull has hard horns as well as a strong chest making us almost impenetrable. Refusing to give up we will push our thoughts, values, and beliefs all the way until the end no matter what obstacles may lie in our way. There are many things we love and hate about Taurus. Let’s discuss these further.

We love that Taurus makes just about everything a better place including food, art, sensuality and beauty. Taurus will always stand up and hold their ground no matter what. No really, like even if there wrong they won’t ever give in or admit defeat. We love the finer things in life. Fine wine and dining are not just at the top of our list. We must also never forget to seek beauty beyond material possessions as well.

The ruling planet of Taurus is Venus. A very sensual alignment known as the Goddess of love. Venus empowers beauty, body, and sexuality. In Astrology and Roman Gods, Venus is known as the planet of love. Taurus is a luxurious sign  with a sensual nature of beauty and love.

Virgo and Pisces are said to be Taurus’s biggest compatibility. They both enjoy the fine things in life including art food and décor. If you Virgo’s and Pisces can tame your Taurus you will have a mate and lover for life. They will always remain faithful but will always hold their stubbornness. Eh, most of the time!

 

Ok so let’s sum up what we have learned today;

Positive Qualities of Taurus: Practicality, Artistic bent of mind, Stability, Trustworthiness, Generosity, Humanity and Loyalty among many other traits

Negative Qualities of Taurus: Self-Indulgence, Laziness at times but that goes for all signs! We are all lazy at times but we need our rest and energy us Taurus’s, Stubbornness, Limited Outlook, Possessiveness (oh yeah).

Want to know everything there is to know about your sign? Message me on smeet and I will personally give you a personalized Horoscope reading tailored to suite your needs and questions.

 

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New Public Room Launch!

The Oriental Chillout Area is here...What a luuuuurvely little spot!What a luuuuurvely little spot!

Oh, what's this? There is a new public room! Delve into the sort of beautiful scenery you might recognise from “Arabian Nights”, and come to chill out on the sand!

Take a break from working hard on your 3D Home, have a nice long chat with other Smeeters and enjoy the atmosphere of this mystical desert tent!

There's also something particularly special about this room! It's attached to your system time so you can see it change depending on the time of day you are there! If you are there in the daytime you can bask in the desert sun, whilst during the night the scenery will be bathed in a romantic moonlight!

We hope you enjoy this new addition to the public rooms!

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