Random Refreshes and a Possible FIX (March 31st, 2021)
We've been plagued with a random refresh bug on Chatlands. The details
seem to be that every once in a while your connection to a room will
RESET and you end up reloading the room. It's annoying, and there might
be a FIX.
Try this: when you enter a room type !patch. That will
show a message telling you that you ran the patch. It will play a very
low noise continuously that makes Chrome think that the tab is busy and
it doesn't put it to "sleep".
Chatlands 2020 Double Deltas (October 22nd, 2020)
Yesterday we sent emails to ALL of our Kickstarter supporters with
information on how to redeem the DOUBLE DELTAS pledge. If you think that
you should have received that email and you didn't, please contact me and
we'll get that fixed ASAP!
CHATLANDS SITE WIDE UPGRADES! (June 1st, 2020)
We're in the process of upgrading our Chatlands servers. This is going to
cause some downtime but the outcome should be better performing servers.
Sorry for the outages. Our provider assures us that this shold be a
relatively fast process.
The Chatlands 2020 Kickstarter completed successfully!
The Chatlands 2020 Kickstarter finished and we are busy working on the
fulfillment step. We sent out emails with links to the fulfillment page a
couple of weeks ago (and the reminder emails too). If you made a pledge
and haven't gotten any emails about fulfillment, please let underdog know
asap! Thank you.
We are setting up a CHATLANDS specific forum where you can learn the
details about what's coming to Chatlands 2020 later this year! We will
post a link to the forum here when things are ready to go.
I want to once again say THANK YOU to all of the Kickstarter backers AND
to the many people that contributed their art and their energy to make
this a campaign a success! It's good to have a community right now and I
really appreciate the strong show of support.
Sincere thanks to each of you,
The Chatlands 2020 Kickstarter is
We have officially launched the Chatlands 2020 Kickstarter
We worked furiously
to bring together what some people have
the biggest event in Chatlands history
and it's finally live!
to see the kickstarter
page" and learn the amazing details about what's coming to CHATLANDS
later this year!
Dear Chatlands Community,
First, I would like to thank you all for all of your support with the
launch of the Chatlands 2020 Kickstarter
. Within the first few days
of its launch we met our initial goal and we are already well on our way
to reaching our first stretch goal. None of this progress towards
Chatlands 2020 would have been possible without all of our gracious
contributors and backers.
With the launch of the Kickstarter, and the imminent revamp of
Chatlands, we will unfortunately be discontinuing the reassignment
program of dead/unused chat shells. Beginning immediately all abandoned
or inactive chat sites will be taken under review and removed in
preparation for relaunch. We apologize for this inconvenience, however we
have much in store for our projected October relaunch and we hope you
will join us for the momentous occasion.
HOODED RATS HAVE COME TO
January 23rd, 2020
A band of rats have decided to make CatsPawIsland their new home! Please
welcome the Hooded Rats drawn by our very own Beta, Howlagan in
celebration for the Year of the Rat!
Additionally, if you've ever wished to start a Noodlecat band to play
along with your fellow Noodlecat music lovers, now your dream can finally
come true! The artist of the pose set, Howlinkiro, has added three new
poses to the set so you can show off your musical talents! The new poses
are: Drummer, Guitar, and Singer to set you on your path to Noodlecat
musical fame and glory and eventually end up in the Rock & Roll Hall of
WOLFHOME 20TH ANNIVERSARY!
October 31st, 2019 was the 20th anniversary
of the Wolfhome 2D Avatar Chat
October 31st, 2019
We had a great time. I hope you were there for it! As we do every year,
the site was set to free subscriptions until after Halloween.
was a big hit. Folks got lost in the corn
maze, wandered around the haunted forest, checked out the spooky graveyard
and lots of other new rooms.
UNDERDOG, FOURPAWS and lots of old friends were there! Underdog even
talked a bit about the Chatlands 2020 Kickstarter. More details on that
will be posted here shortly!
P.S. Here's the list of contributors to Howloween Village
WOLFHOME HALLOWEEN // 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT CREDITS
Event Coordinator, Coder
Event Coordinator, Room Artist: Twilight Grotto
Object Artist: Ghosts, vampire coffin, pumpkins, alleyway items (trashcan, box)
Room Artist: Graveyard
Room Artist: Village Square, Corn maze
Room Artist: Creepy Alley
Room Artist: Haunted Forest
Room Artist: Pumpkin Patch
Room Artist: Haunted House
Room Artist: Fortune Teller
Please let me know if I missed anyone!
CONVERTING TO HTTPS
June 24th, 2018
For far too long, Chatlands and the related sites such as Wolfhome and
Cats Paw Island have been running on clear text connections. While our
sites don't send or receive any financial information (all of that is
handled via PayPal) we do process email addresses, passwords and other
things that might be indirectly useful to criminals. For instance, many
people use the same password on multiple sites. If a hacker learns your
email address and password here, and you're using the same login information
at your bank, that's just not a good idea in general
, but we can at
least try and keep that information from falling into the wrong hands on
Well, it turns out Google Chrome has the same idea. They've announced that
their new version of Chrome, coming out sometime in July, 2018, will warn
people about insecure connections. FireFox already does this. It's the
push we needed to switch over to HTTPS and we're doing that as soon as
However! That means that there's a very good chance the site will be
*offline* (or showing some problems) for the next several days while I
try getting SSL working correctly. Thanks in advance for your patience on
this. I've been at it for several hours already today, and I'm making
progress, but there's several hours (possibly days
) of programming
left to be done before we're finished.
July 23rd, 2017
We are changing the Chatlands™ registration
Some people have been using disposable email in order to "ban hop"
on Chatlands™. There's also "Hotmail" and other Microsoft email servers
what they consider spam, rather than putting it into a
"spam" or "junk" folder. This means that the user has no
that they received that email. This makes it impossible to
validate your Chatlands™ account. For these and other reasons, we have
decided to require that when registering for a new account
the following email domains will be accepted.
aol.com, gmail.com, icloud.com, me.com and yahoo.com (including yahoo's
We will update and expand this list from time to time. If you don't already
have an account with one of these email services, you will need to create
one first (it's free) before you create your Chatlands™ account.
Note: This only applies to new accounts.
If you registered with some
other email address, you can keep using that one. We apologize for this
inconvenience, but we feel that this will help us to provide a more pleasant
experience for all users on Chatlands™. Thank you for your understanding.
If you want to help Chatlands™ grow, please
tell your friends!
- Thanks! -