Celebrity Goo Game News
The following list shows all changes made within the last year. All entries are written by Scott Hardie.
September 2, 2019: Shiro's bonus is now 15 points per goo instead of 20. I made the change for three reasons: Shiro can become an overwhelming advantage if received too early or too often, it reduces the disadvantage against new players who join later in the season, and numerically it's better in line with the current scoring system (15 is half of a difficulty rank). Thanks for the suggestion, Chris!
July 5, 2019: I fixed a bug in the Player Achievements page that was giving away the answer to a current goo in the source code.
July 3, 2019: The Pagoda now shows seconds in the timestamp of each guess, and links to the player's profile at the bottom of each player's chart. (Thanks for the suggestion, Chris!)
June 28, 2019: The "Unsolved Goos" sidebar no longer prompts you to solve a goo that you created. Thanks for the suggestion, Erik!
June 17, 2019: I tweaked the code on the guess form to resolve a Firefox bug introduced with yesterday's fix. (Thanks for letting me know, Erik!) If you have any problems guessing with the regular goo guess form, please let me know.
June 16, 2019: I fixed a bug that was causing guesses to be cut off after an ampersand.
February 23, 2019: The 2019 inductee to the Hall of Fame is Erik Bates. Congrats, Erik!
December 1, 2018: I fixed a bug that made a lucky cat unavailable to anyone else after it had gone seven days unused with one owner. At different points in the fall season, Chairo, Ao, and Kuro became unavailable this way. I will keep an eye on the cats in the winter season to make sure that the problem does not reoccur.
November 30, 2018: The Pagoda will withhold the winner announcement on the last day of a season if there are pending guesses. I just tweaked it so that it only considers pending guesses made before midnight when the season ended. (At the end of the Summer 2018 season, a pending guess made an hour after the end of the season, and thus irrelevant to the outcome, caused the page to withhold the winner announcement for hours until I woke up in the morning and processed that guess.)
October 13, 2018: I added better error-handling in the image search in the Create a Goo page. The API that I use will upgrade in a couple of days, and I've done everything I can to prepare for it, but if you start seeing errors there on Monday or Tuesday, that's why.
October 6, 2018: I fixed a bug that would show you "Unsolved Goo" subscription data for a goo that you created and thus cannot solve. Thanks for letting me know, Erik!
September 28, 2018: Current goos once again show the points available per goo, not counting bonuses like Shiro. Thanks for the suggestion, Chris!
Changes to Celebrity Goo Game are sometimes mentioned on the Funeratic News page instead, when they're part of site-wide alterations.
Players sometimes talk about the game in Tragic Comedy, the discussion area of Funeratic. The following discussions about Celebrity Goo Game happened within the last six months:
Summer 2019 (last comment: August 31, 2019)
"Chris, congrats on another impressive win in Celebrity Goo Game! You only slightly edged out Matthew for the win (10,985 points vs 10,906), but eight players scored within ~2000 points of the top, so there was quite the race for victory." more…
Collectors and Swift Solutions (last comment: July 5, 2019)
"There are two new pages honoring player achievements in Celebrity Goo Game. Collectors are players who have solved a goo in every single category in Celebrity Goo Game." more…
Cryptographic Cataclysm (last comment: May 19, 2019)
"Erik's Italian goo from last week turned out to be a lot more difficult than "medium." Giovan Battista Bellaso is the correct answer, and was guessed by me, Samir, Russ, and Steve." more…
Is It Time to Get the Cats Fixed? (last comment: September 9, 2019)
"Would it improve or worsen Celebrity Goo Game if the point bonuses of the lucky cats were fixed in time at the moment when the lucky cat was assigned to its owner?" more…