Thursday, December 2, 2010
*ksssh* *bzzzt* ... Pico... *kssh* ...friends, this is Pink *bzzzzt* ...erton... *DERP* ...if anyone else is receiving this transmission, please respond!
This is the end. The Pico Apocalypse (Apicolypse, as I like to call it) is upon us. We all know that Pico's servers have been a bit wonky lately, but today has proven that they definitely need to start fixing things. For the past few hours, if you've attempted to sign in, this lovely message has been there to greet you:
Every time I see it, I'm overcome with many different emotions.
Since the website seems to be down for the count until some emergency maintenance, I decided to make this update for the bored few who still wish to communicate. I'll probably remove the post once Pico is up and running again, but for now... let's all panic together! Wahhhhh!
Well, things have gotten even stranger. Apparently some people are able to log on, but there are still a few who are getting the "Timeout" message. I had chikemuri (who is able to log on to her account) attempt to log on to mine, yet she received that message while doing so. She couldn't even visit my room under her own account. I'm beginning to think this issue is only affecting a select few users who were on during a certain time earlier today. For those suffering like me, let's just hope nothing happens to our accounts.
---UPDATE 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO---
Alright, I have yet another update on this problem. Thanks to Steve194, I've come across a temporary fix for what's going on. When one of your buddies log on, quickly click on the popup at the bottom right of the screen in order to bring up your buddy list. From there you can follow whoever is on, and after that you should be able to travel to other areas as well. There's still no solution to unlock your room, though. You might not be able see it, but I am frowning so hard right now.
If you couldn't understand that explanation, here's a video showing exactly what to do. Again, credit for this goes to Steve194.
---UPDATE 3: WITH A VENGEANCE---
I'm glad to say that this will be the final update for this post, because all rooms have been fixed! For now, anyways. I thought about deleting the update, but I think I will keep it around to preserve it for posterity's sake. Thanks to everyone who chatted along with me and helped out! Until next time... ?