There are probably repeats, but here are all the answers from Bees! from that post, including the funny ones or ones not related to the housing release directly.
So, from this I get that all our stuff in old and new test houses, including animals and stuff in SDBs and cabinets, will be packed into moving boxes. We can unpack them one at a time, as there are multiples for old home, each floor of the test house, and home street. And even more if there was a lot. Machines will be fully assembled inside the box.
Edit: Now with categories. I put a few of the repeats together too.
"Oh, one possible bug with moving boxes: a person with a slower computer could take their moving box into their house, unpack it and then completely bog down their system" - true. let's hope it all works out ok!
"Just one thing, what matches 'orage'" - hah! will fix
"www.glitch.com has a now-broken "Real estate listings" link" - fixing that, thanks
"I'm glad that he has the choice, but I'm not surprised that he hasn't chOOsen anything." - oops, that's my fault
If you do not see an SDB in your new furniture inventory, please tell us in a help case!
"go back to my house, I get another wall segment in my bag" - fixed now
"Is there still a bug when you drag items from the floor to the SDB that can cause you to lose items" - nope, that's been fixed
"Is there any solution for those of us who have a zillion things on the floor?" - not currently. some of you have SO MANY ITEMS. wow
If any of you did not receive your SDBs, we'll get them to you. Just might take a bit. Thanks for your patience!
"I can't get into my new house ?" - some houses seem to have broken doors. we're working on it. by which i mean, myles is working on it
"I am missing boxes" - report those in live-help. we're looking into it
"Does traded upgraded furniture retain all upgrades it had?" - yes
"There is a goodly amount of free furniture." - and we'll keep adding more, just like the wardrobe
"I'd argue that plain furniture needn't be soul-bound but anything that you've put credits into should be." - plain furniture is soulbound because it's worth quite a few currants and we don't want players creating multiple accounts to get (more) free furniture
"I do not understand what it means that plain furniture is "soulbound."" - only the furniture new players get given for free is this way. when you craft furniture, you can trade it
"can you trade subscriber-upgraded furniture to non-subscribers?" - yes
"can we get bigger images on that furniture overview pages in the encyclopedia" - look on individual item pages like this: www.glitch.com/items/bed/
"but that does mean the actual overview page sucks" - yeah. maybe we'll fix that :)
"Will we be able to customize/upgrade furniture by crafting" - upgrading is all done by the upgrading window. upgrades are either free, sub-only, cost credit or sub-only & cost credits. you can see prices here: http://www.glitch.com/items/table/
we'll keep adding new choices for both free and paid upgrades over time
"you forgot to add the Firebog-fish tank" - http://www.glitch.com/furniture/firebog-fishbowl/
" where do I find the "furniture that matches" thing? " - on any furniture upgrade page: www.glitch.com/furniture/fi...
"Rugs? When can we start making them? I assume same time as we can start making furniture, right?" - yes. they're a kind of furniture, even if you make them with the loomer :)
"the Firefly Jar Ceiling Lamp in the Encyclopedia needs its link fixed." - good catch!
soulbound - "from a quick google, it appears to be a WoW term, which puzzles me a bit - why not create a new, glitchy way of saying this?" - the term isn't used anywhere but this blog post yet. what's a good name for it?
"When you purchase a design with credits, will that design be available for (free) usage on other similar items in the future, or will you need to re-purchase?" - nope. upgrade purchases are per-item
"If I upgrade a chair to a Classic Green Chair, have I only upgraded that particular chair and I have to spend 15 credits to get a second Classic Green Chair" - yes, this
"Items and currants to craft furniture items" - just items really (though you can buy items for currants)
"Credits to upgrade furniture items" - yes
"I kind of wish that Glitch Subscribers got a little bit of a credit discount when it comes to upgrading the basic furniture" - there are lots of non-credit sub-only upgrades
"Once you give, sell, or trade a subscriber piece of furniture, does the non-subscriber have the actual ability to use this subscriber item...?" - yes
"will there be any changes to this soon are is it just like that for the time being?" - soon is relative. can't say for certain!
"Will there be a limit to the number of furniture items we can put in our house?" - nope
"what are all the items it takes to make the wood stands?" - you can see in-game when it opens up
"If I buy a subscription and then get subscriber-only furniture, does the furniture revert to the basic style when the subscription runs out or does the style keep until I change it to something else?" - you keep it
Granny Weatherwax is correct on those 2 points. (http://www.glitch.com/forum/general/20698/218243/)
"I'm really drunk and don't understand this question" - there are free options, credits options, sub-only + free options and sub-only + credits options
Old/Test Houses/Streets and Moving Boxes:
"What about the animals? Will they fade away too?" - they'll be in your moving boxes
"Will I lose my piggies and butterflies? and what about all my items in the cabinets? will they be lost? or are they packed also?" - no, nothing lost
"How are we being reimbursed for our old houses?" - currants (the amount you paid originally)
"Did our old houses get sold?" - yes
"oooo do we get the currants back that we spent on the old house?" - yes
"What about like..stuff we had put in our new house in the fancy storage boxes or cabinets?" - they'll be in your moving boxes
"Will we loose stuff in the test house?" - no
"I'm only worried that the items I placed in decoration mode vs the items I dropped in regular mode might be buggy." - don't worry, they'll be fine
"Oh, and what will happen to all the animals that you had?" - you get the animals
"Are there multiple moving boxes?" - one each for your old house, you test home street, your test backyard and each floor of your test house. and if you had *lots* of items, it'll be split into even more boxes
"if the garden isn't big enough to hold the plots and all that are we going to lose crops?" - crops and trees (and all cultivated items) are gone - you'll have to plant some more
"Can we keep the moving boxes after we've emptied them?" - you can keep them as long as you like, but you can only unpack each box in one go - no adhoc unpacking
"What about my crops that are ready for picking in both old and new houses. Have I lost my crops ?" - yes, they're gone
"Are these boxes going to be Tardis-blue and have a "Police-Box" sign on them" - damn, a missed opportunity
"when I open my moving box, I should be prepared to deal with everything in it." - yes, per moving box (as described above, you will have multiple boxes). i will update the top post
"I was in my old house when I last exited the world. Where will I be when I log on again?" - somewhere in the main world. probably groddle forest
"Can other people open our moving boxes" - nope
"Does it explode all over the floor?" - bingo. BOOM!
"if you put any machinery into your homes, will they be taken apart and put in the storage boxes" - they'll be fully assembled, in the moving box
"Wall segments" - uh, what?
"Does this mean that any changes we make to our houses now will be permanent?" - yes
"And does this mean that we'll be able to expand our houses infinitely now?" - not infinitely. but you can have 3 floors and everything can be a little bigger than during the testing phase
"To expand/craft our actual house and cultivate it, that is what will cost imagination?" - yes
"Will we be able to have multiple patches/rocks/gardens when the world comes back" - yes
"Will we be able to undo house expansions?" - not in this release (but your size has been reset, so just don't over-expand yet!)
"can we move cultivated items after they are placed?" - not yet, only removed. we'll be adding this though
"does adding a floor increase the cost of expanding horizontally and vice-versa, or are the costs done on a "per floor" and "per section of wall width" basis without concern for how wide each floor is and how many floors tall each wall section is?" - the cost of expanding is based on the number of floors and the cost of adding a floor is based on the current expansion size
"Imagination to expand your house and buy cultivated things for your yard" - yes
"Items for expanding your house" - yes
"will we be able to install anything on the 'sloped' expansion area to the left of our sign? Or at the very least, will left-leaning expansions be larger to compensate for this otherwise unusable space?" - no and no, for now
"In testing, you could plant any kind of tree on your street no matter what style the area was (egg plants in broad daylight, etc). Will that still be the case after the reset?" - yes
"I thought we could have many (i.e., more than 3) floors after this reset." - nope, 3. but "towers" might be coming soon
"has the spacing for cultivated resources been tweaked at all?" - i don't *think* so
"Does this mean that in order to add a floor, you are required to learn Furnituremaking I?" - I don't think so; you just need the tool
"Once we've spent iMG on a street style, can we switch back to it for free if we change up later? Or do we have to pay again to revert to a style we used before?" - pay again. the cost is to switch, not for the specific style. the cost does not go up, however.
"Is there any way to preview a street/yard style without paying a 450i fee?" - not currently. well, you could visit friends' houses ;)
"I'd like to be able to visit "model" streets that show off the different street styles, and/or preview before we buy." - we'll be making web pages to preview everything
"will we be able to make it so that we can decide whether or not we want anyone on our streets in the future?" - probably not. but inside your house (and any other places we add), for sure
"will egg beans be plant-able in normal patches?" - yes (already are)
Kittn: you don't buy them — you pay a fee in imagination to change between the styles.
"no basements?" - well, not yet!
"Maybe we'll get basements in the future?" - maybe!
"Do we get windows yet? I want some windows" - not yet. soooooooooon, maybe
"I would like a non-subscriber background that has darker colors" - that seems possible :)
"I am even willing to wait. And then pay. For a snow-globe table decoration. With a treehouse in it, like my very first home." - neat idea!
"Will we be able to make furniture and donate it to the giants?" - furniture is not (currently) donatable
"Are crafting bots coming with this release?" - nope. still working on those
"Any chance of a SDB/cabinet hybrid?" - perhaps, in the future
"Just remembered reading somewhere about a greeter for our street. Is that happening this release?" - nope, but very soon
"are group halls coming with this release?" - nope, and not for a while
"weather and daytime and nighttime" - we're planning some experiments about this, but not today!
"Will there be a page we can view all the available wallpapers and flooring without having to go into decorate mode?" - it's on the list, but wont be done today
"Can we build the upper floors out more than the bottom ones? Like an upside down pyramid?" - not *yet*!
"Will we be able to have a balcony that we can jump off of like those in the 50K houses?" - perhaps!
"will we have mailboxes on our street after this housing release?" - nope, but a replacement will be coming very soon
"I think we should able to have stairs to our roofs and HAVE roofs for that matter i think that would be a great addition in my opinion" - yeah, that'd be cool
"I'd like to have a ladder, instead of the steps, to get into bog style house." - yeah, that'll be cool
"I'd love to see a firehouse pole or circular stairs" - I KNOW, RIGHT???
"Are we going to have the option for something similarly Frank Lloyd Wright-ish / Mid-century stark?" - in the future
"can we have a rope to climb up and down like in the cheap firebog houses?" - cool idea
"a roof gallery and balcony to jump off would be nice too" - i know!
"where's our moustaches?" - check just under your nose
"will we be able to preview things before fully committing?" - not street styles, yet
"any chance of a toilet in the Housing reset" - not today. hold it in!
"Will this release include the planned ability to move our house and sign around on our front street?" - nope
"It would also be great if we could restrict access to some or all upper levels" - ooh, yeah
"When do we get some super cute bees to get honey from in the game ??" - good question!!!!
"Will the polar bear chair be available in future furniture options?" - i bet it will
"Could we have a webcam of the gnomes and things working in glitch whilst we wait? The bureau crocs filling out lots of paperwork and sending out deimaginators to trash the old streets.." - good idea for a new downtime page!
"Has a decision been made on sleeping in beds and sitting on chairs? If so when will it happen?" - we think it would be cool, it wont happen today
"Is the idea of recreating more diverse styles still on the table?" - yes
"are we going to be able to use the Furniture?" - not in this release
"will we be able to put stuff on the far left and right side of are walls?" - some day!
"All the Hobbits" - good idea! (http://www.glitch.com/forum/general/20698/219174/)
"Storage Display Box now says it holds 998" - 998 stacks, which is a lot more than 998 fibers!
To be clear, the SDBs haven't changed in size since yesterday - we're just telling you what it's always been
"Please can we have a firebog-style SDB" - good idea!
"Will we be able to obtain some SDBs before unpacking?" - yes
"I infer, only one kind of thing can be placed inside an SDB at a time" - yes, but there are regular cabinets too
If you do not see an SDB in your new furniture inventory, please tell us in a help case!
"Construction Tool - Available for purchase or do we have to craft it?" - available for purchase
"Where can I buy the construction tool and when?" - some store or other, once the game is open again
"Wait when have you added new free items to the wardrobe?" - many times! (although not lately, we've been drawing other things)
"Can people we've blocked so they cant get into our yard, get in that way?" - no, they can't
"I'm wondering if someone who is not my friend and has not already been to my street can get there from my profile/web page." - yes they will
"I like my pigs being able to roam in all the garden, & not be constrained to a small plot by pig sticks" - just don't use a pig stick and they'll wander around
"but then they can wander inside the house too! (& I don't want them inside the house)." - not sure what you're talking about!
"but in the new houses, if you aren't using a pig stick, they can wander in all of the garden + into the lower level of the house." - not after the reset :)
"Does that mean butterflys can't come into the house then?" - they wont wander in, but you could let them go inside i guess.
"So if we spawn a new piggy inside the house, on a shelf or countertop, they will still stay there?" - should do!
"Are we going to be able to have the same background as the one Stoot has?" - not sure which he had, but we did add some new street styles today
"Will I be able to buy an unlimited amount of any type of item?" - yes
"Should other people be able to access our yards without permission?i think we should be able to decide if we want other people entering our yards because im kinda hesitant about planting herbs in my front yard!" - as designed currently, yes
"Will we be getting that "extra credits earned during beta" bonus so we can enjoy spending it on house stuff, or will that not come until beta is over?" - when beta is over (probably shortly after that, actually, just like last time)
"Any vague notion as to when beta will be over?" - weeks/months rather than years
"We will shortly be adding the ability to upgrade your subscription. Check back in a few days". - yeah, that's been a while :D
"if abandoned apartments are sticking around for a while will the alakol model homes as well? " - yup
-actually nope -
"Model Homes would stick around for a little bit" - i was wrong about that, sorry!
"can we please have a forum button that will take us to the last post in a thread?" - good idea, yes!
"If you're in the main forum (General) and click on "last post by" it will bring you to the last post in the thread." - woah! i forgot i did that
"can we send item ideas to you or on a form some were?" - the ideas forum
"how much time difference is there between Pacific and Eastern time" - 3 hours
"they have dedicated resources (namely Bees!) to help soothe our collective angst" - hah! i'm just here to learn about all the bugs you find ;)
"bugs ? i have one. world is still down" - oops, working on it!
"lol please please be safe" - everything will be fine :)
i'm liking these suggestions - keep em coming!
"perhaps you can tell me how long Glitch will be down?" - not entirely sure. the reset/migration is a long and tricky process. i am whipping myles as we speak, but it does not seem to be helping
"can we please have onion rings? im hungry and so are the otters." - sure
"When you said that it will be open in a few hours, is there an exact time *or so*?" - no exact time yet, sorry
"this is not World of Warcraft" - what???? I DEMAND A REFUND
"How come I can't smell my boogers?" - i can smell yours. they're terrible
"Beatles or Elvis?" neither, beetles. and millions of tiny spiders
"Can we have a special Glitch holiday to celebrate new houses?" - sure, right now!
"Still waiting on onion rings." - sorry sir, we misplaced your order. i'm cooking up a new batch right now
"Is there an ETA yet? Do you need help flogging Myles?!?" - no ETA yet, but myles is gtteing the message. or crying. it's unclear what he's trying to say
"I could be pushed up against the door and smothered!" - if we don't hear back after a few days, i'll send in the bandits to dig you out
"When is the game reopening?" - when we're done, which will be a while yet
"As a release manager/engineer, I'd be fascinated by your release process." - a lot of shouting, crying, general mayhem
keep the honey source suggestions coming!
"It's going to be after midnight (UK time) again isn't it??" - i suspect so, yes
"Yeah, it's been "four-ish" hours. Please let us in" - you can go in when it's done, and not a moment before!
The reset is taking longer than expected - the game will be closed until Thursday morning, pacific time. We are being EXTRA careful with the migration since no-one wants the movers to lose a single precious item.
"What do they need such good eyesight for anyway?" Bunnies! Bunnies! IT MUST BE BUNNIES!
"What happened to few hours?" - it's just a bigger value of "few" than most people are used to
UNDERLINE ALL THE THINGS!!!!
"morning as in 12:00 a.m or as 11:59 a.m." - between those two!
"5 AM pacific time, so I'm thinking it'll probably be a little later than that." - well i wont be awake. myles had better be, though
Aviatrix: nice :) (reply to this: www.glitch.com/forum/genera...
"Uhm, Bees!, you left your staff sign in your other pants." - oops!
"Is it Thursday morning yet?" - somewhere! (probably)
"can you tell us a bedtime story?" - maybe later
Teamouse(http://www.glitch.com/forum/general/20698/218472/): it doesn't impact your ability to play the game at all, and there are free options. /shrug
"Though I'd guess the later hours (if not early afternoon)." - it will be between 10am and 11am, unless something else goes wrong
"Bees!, do you ever sleep?" - i took a break to play my 50 games for murkimus ;)
I'm going to bed, and I highly doubt anyone will open it while I'm away :D
You'll see several of us poking around to make sure things are right before we can open the game, folks. We know people are anxious to get back, and we want you back in soon too.
wow, you guys are still here? o_O
we're running a tiiiiiiny bit late, but we're almost there
"Are we there yet? ARE WE?!" - I'll turn this car around!
GoNINzo: any minute now!
game is open! new thread for feedback is here: http://www.glitch.com/forum/general/20792/