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Daily Alpha Update: An Unexpected "Thank-you!"

Posted by Sir Max on November 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Ah, Thanksgiving. Or, as some of you international toons may call it: "Thursday."

Thanksgiving is a pretty great holiday. We can all gather around the Picnic Tables in Acorn Acres, spend some time with our family, and best of all: the food! No one can pass up on the traditional buttered toast, popcorn, and jellybeans. Mmmm.

I don't want to talk to much about the update today, because there isn't much to talk about. Updates are starting to get smaller as we are closer to finishing up the Alpha testing, but that isn't the reason I'm not talking about it. Let's talk about Disney.

We all know that the community likes to pick on Disney, calling them greedy and "cogs" for closing Toontown. As much as I would love to take on the role as the savior of toons (And it would be a fitting role too, mind you.), that simply isn't the case.

It's absolutely wonderful that everyone is loving Toontown Rewritten, but please don't think of us as a Toontown replacement, nor that we are better than Disney. Disney did what they had to do as a company. Toontown needed work, and they didn't think that it was worth their money to improve it. They rather invest in something else, which is what companies do. They may not have done it in the best way, but they did what they had to.

There's also the efforts of Jesse Schell, who thought of the idea of Toontown, and also trying very hard to convince Disney to bring Toontown back. I don't know if he will ever succeed, but he certainly won't if no one follows his advice. Many people gave up on that advice when Toontown Rewritten was announced, but we shouldn't. I would take a new Toontown from Disney over Toontown Rewritten any day. We are only trying to properly finish what Disney started 10 years ago.

The point is, if you are thankful for anything about Toontown- be thankful for Disney, Jesse Schell, and the rest of VR Studio who created this toontastic game. I know that I am, as well as I'm thankful for all of you who have been supporting us so far. I just wanted to take this day to take our minds off of TTR for a little bit and think about all of those great years we had with the original Toontown.

Happy Thanksgiving- or Thursday- from all of us in the Toon Council!

November 28, 2013 [ttr-alpha-ge5d410a]

? More changes for upcoming event

? Actually fix banana peel crash (I hope!)
? Tickets now display the correct amount on the winnings panel

? Give everyone a Thanksgiving-themed Hat


Sorry! Comments are closed.

Duck Tape The Toon said on November 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!

Zowie O said on November 28, 2013 at 2:03 PM
I'm not as mad about them closing toontown as I am abut how they went about it. Bot replies everywhere. Ugh.

Melody (Purple Mouse, Laff 108) said on November 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM
Thank you everyone for keeping this game alive, this game is unique and fun. It encourages people to work as a team and many other things!

Marcy said on November 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM
Thank you for making a point about Disney. Just like any business they have to make tough decisions, and in the end they have to do what is best for the company. So, that being said, I am thankful for Disney who created this game and idea in the first place, and without the original idea there would be no TTR. Happy Turkey- er Thursday- everyone! :)

Master Loopy (107 Laff) said on November 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM
I agree 100% everyone should still believe in the advice jesse schell gave out to everyone. Cause someday toontown will return. :D

Punchy Mouse said on November 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM
....Your right. I used to hate Disney for these reasons but now I see the truth. Thank you max. And to Disney: The rest of the toons may not forgive you, but we do

Whipcream said on November 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM
I'm thankful to have such a wonderful community. We all managed to stick together with the help of some geniuses that created websites for the game. Not just that, they're recreating the actual game. Amazing. I love you guys.

Kittoodle said on November 28, 2013 at 2:18 PM
Exactly. If Disney hadn't thought of Toontown, we wouldn't have all those great memories in our childhood.

Rhubarb Fuzzyberry said on November 28, 2013 at 2:45 PM
I'm thankful that I got many years of enjoyment out of Toontown, and I hope that I will be able to have many more! Happy Thanksgiving all!

Shurui said on November 28, 2013 at 2:50 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! As a day full of thanks, I wanna say Thank you, to all of the TTRW staff, too, for taking time to work on this.

Mister Fluffy Dynoteeth said on November 28, 2013 at 2:54 PM
Thanks, Sir Max, for opening the eyes of many angry Toons out there. Your words are right, we shouldn't be picking on Disney. They did what they felt was right for their game. It wasn't the best decisions, but companies do make mistakes, too, after all. I for one am grateful to them that they created such a wonderful game for us. I'm grateful that you guys are doing such a wonderful job to keep it alive a bit longer-- thank you! Happy Thanksgiving, TTR developers!

Popcorn Megazapper said on November 28, 2013 at 2:55 PM
Sir Max, you are right. We need to be thankful for Disney (not them shutting Toontown down) and all of the people who brought it together. If none of us were ever thankful for them, we would have not had Toontown Rewritten.

Ace said on November 28, 2013 at 2:56 PM
I can't quite forgive Disney yet for terminating my toons over and over, lol. But I understand the company closing TT and some others down to focus more on (what I heard was) Club Penguin. Let's hope now they'll make CP a less somewhat boring game. I don't have much hope in Disney bringing TT back, but if that Jesse guy and whoever supports keep bugging them, I just may believe. And maybe then Disney will see that Toontown does matter to us.

Colonel Bonzo said on November 28, 2013 at 3:04 PM
We have to totally agree with Max, if Toontown was a single-player game, it could run forever, but it costs a lot of money to run a game like that, with the technology Disney used. But think about the other things Disney has done, movies, video games, Disney World, yadayadayada. They are one of the largest companies in the world, their team was very small for Toontown. They have thousands if not hundreds of thousands of other things to run. We also have to thank them, for the things they've done, like the movie Pirates of the Caribbean, we all love it. And thank the TTR team for continuing what Disney started, a small group of people doing a big thing. And thank the Alpha testers, and thank the YouTubers advertising TTR. And thank me for ending this before it took up a mile of space.

Socks said on November 28, 2013 at 3:05 PM
"No one can pass up on the traditional buttered toast, popcorn, and jellybeans." Is that a Charlie Brown reference I see?

Dr. Bazinga said on November 28, 2013 at 3:22 PM
Thank you Sir Max for opening up all of our eyes.

Isabella said on November 28, 2013 at 3:39 PM
This passage was very heartfelt and strong, I couldn't have said it better. At this point I am just thankful for the great memories and hard work Disney has supplied us with. Even though I miss that game so very much, I am also thankful that you all working at TTR have taken time... Hours and hours of work each day to please us, the Toontown community. Thank you for your hard work and persevere.

Sheriff Sally Sparkle Splat said on November 28, 2013 at 3:44 PM
Happy thanksgiving! Thank you for all your work :)

Snow Kitten said on November 28, 2013 at 3:54 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! :)

Ladybug said on November 28, 2013 at 4:18 PM
That is the most thoughtful speech. Thank You :)

yellowtoad said on November 28, 2013 at 4:37 PM
Sir max you changed my look at Disney I thought they removed to on town to be mean but after that update I think that Disney is fine

Cake said on November 28, 2013 at 4:41 PM
"No one can pass up on the traditional buttered toast, popcorn, and jellybeans." Is that a Charlie Brown reference I see?

Cute said on November 28, 2013 at 5:31 PM
I'm thankful for both Toontown and Toontown Rewritten! Have a Happy Thanksgiving Sir Max and all the Alpha Testers!

Captain Awesome said on November 28, 2013 at 5:48 PM
I agree with everyone. We were all angry and disappointed at Disney for closing TT back then, and we should have known the truth back then. Thank you Sir Max for giving us the reason. We know as you said that they NEED to make decisions that others won't always agree with. Disney knows how we feel, and we know that they are trying hard to make it up for us, so we should be thankful. Lol, sorry if this comment was a little bit too ridiculously long.

Spectre said on November 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM
I'm thankful that there are people in this world that care more about generosity than making money. I'm thankful for what Disney created, and only wish that they could compromise for us Toontown fanatics. --Spectre

Moon Berry said on November 28, 2013 at 7:10 PM
You really have a good point there, Sir Max. Money doesn't grow on trees, and Disney might not have had enough to run it much longer. Think about it. They have all these other games, shows, and movies going on, and sometimes you just can't have it all, so they had to remove some things. You might have been watching Disney movies and shows when you were younger but refuse to 'like' them anymore because they closed Toontown. Sometimes you have to give up things you like, but that's just how life is. So now that I've gotten that out of the way, I want to sum up what I think about this post here: --> :D <--

Chip said on November 28, 2013 at 7:12 PM
Thanks for making TTR! And thanks to Disney for creating Toontown! Happy Thanksgiving!

Silly said on November 28, 2013 at 7:21 PM
Happy Thanksgiving guys! I'm glad you brought up what Disney did in a very professional manner. Can't wait to play the game :)

Mystique said on November 28, 2013 at 8:46 PM
I understand why Disney closed Toontown, but like others, I do not approve so much of how they did it. You are right though, we shouldn't really be mad at them because any other company probably would have done the same thing if they did not have a choice.

Walter D. Duck said on November 28, 2013 at 8:52 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for today's comment. I couldn't agree more. Have a wonderful holiday and make sure you do enjoy some of that popcorn. Try the roasted marshmallows, they're great!

Cherry said on November 29, 2013 at 3:02 AM
I understand where you're coming from but I don't think you should discredit yourself and your team. After all, we can't deny that Disney still had the source of money from charging people. You guys on the other hand, are doing all this for free, and rather than a replacement of Toontown I see you as a continuation. This project is giving everyone the hope they needed, something which I doubt Disney could do after the way they closed Toontown. I stopped playing TT because I couldn't afford the subscription, so this project is a dream come true for me and other kids and parents who didn't want their wallets going into a game that wouldn't last!

Ji said on November 29, 2013 at 3:47 AM
I 100% agree with what you have said about Disney, they are a business and they will do what will benefit them the most. What I'm not interested in is how you say that Alpha testing is coming to a close, does this mean that open beta may start soon? Will the release of beta mean the explanation of the 'odd' update a few days ago? I'm incredibly excited! Can't wait to hear more! -Ji

Jeffrey said on November 29, 2013 at 6:26 AM
You're almost done with alpha testing? AWESOME! I'm so glad. And I'm thankful for you and the rest of the team. And Disney for creating Disneyworld/land

rose518 said on November 29, 2013 at 7:14 AM
Thank you everyone for keeping this game alive,i like toontown a lot and i it was Amazing,Thank you,just Thank you.

Lady Rainbow lemonburger said on November 29, 2013 at 7:48 AM
Although Toontown closing nearly put me into a big depression state, I am forever grateful that it was made. Disney may have closed down the game, but Toontown will live on forever in our hearts, no matter what. Toontown will one day, come back to us.

Anika said on November 29, 2013 at 8:46 AM
I'll thank Disney for Toontown, but I'll never ever forgive them for the way they shut the game down. Locking people out like that hours too early. Mistake or not -- and I'm not sure I believe it was -- I never got to say goodbye. It broke my heart and made my kid cry.

Fite said on November 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM
That was the most amazing thing I've ever heard :')

Louie said on November 29, 2013 at 9:18 AM
Happy Thanksgiving Sir Max!

Chantelle said on November 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Happy late Thanksgiving! Thanks Jesse Schell, cause if it weren't for you, I don't think ToonTown would be remade.It's a fantastic game with a great adventure. Hopefully, it comes out before Christmas.

BumberPop said on November 29, 2013 at 12:30 PM
I was mad at disney when they first closed it because this was my childhood, and i loved the game. I am no longer upset now that the shock is over. I have been silent on posting. But in spirit of the holidays i wish to thank toontown rewritten in keeping are memories alive and thank disney for everything that they have done on toontown and other games. Besides we could always hope for a toontown 2 in the future now that the first is gone.

Rainbow said on November 29, 2013 at 12:35 PM
I sure do miss toontown, id splat a pie on any one who would want to not play it.I am thankful for you toons, putting your effort in this to bring a game that kids, middle agers, teens, and some adults love.Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving, Love, Rainbow.

Isabella said on November 29, 2013 at 1:06 PM
I'm so glad you made Toontown Rewritten, because when Toontown closed I didn't know what to do. I was so bored! All I did was play on Wizard101 and Animal jam. I also was crying on my bed, But when Toontown Rewritten came out the first thing I went on was this website! I was so excited! Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Toonsis said on November 29, 2013 at 1:48 PM
I do see the problem they faced more clearly now; on the closing page, it said they needed to focus on other things. They teamed up with a big website, and that must take a lot of staff and time. I thought you guys were awesome, but now you are incredible. It takes a big effort to say that. :)

Doctor Curly said on November 29, 2013 at 4:42 PM
Well said, Sir, Happy Thanksgiving! I can not wait for the public release. Thanks a million to the team working on this project. You are all saints!

captinfeatherfish said on November 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM
GOLDEN ROODS!!!!!!!!!! FOR FREEE!!!!!!

Endercat said on November 29, 2013 at 7:39 PM
can the toons PLEASE have tails

Wheezy said on November 30, 2013 at 7:26 AM
Happy (late) thanksgiving! I am so thankful for all the work you guys have put into bringing back Toontown. Thanks for the hard work and I can't wait to see the final product!

Vulpix said on November 30, 2013 at 8:22 AM
Nice work! I hope nothing is going wrong!

Anon E. Mouse said on November 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM
I get the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving reference! :D

Daydream said on November 30, 2013 at 4:11 PM
You're right, I should be more thankful for the years Disney and Mr. Schell gave us a wonderful game, and also that, thanks to the TTR Staff, it can be continued even now. ^^ Thank you to everyone, and a happy thanksgiving. ^^

Huigberts said on November 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM
I thank Disney for the creation of the fantastic world of Disney and the amazing characters. But I also thank the TTR staff, because it's amazing what they do for us.

Zowie (from toonbook) said on November 30, 2013 at 7:58 PM
I've been like crying for the past week, just remembering memories and missing my character, Zowie the pink mouse. I can not wait for this to come out, so I get to remake my childhood best friend.

Skyler said on December 1, 2013 at 10:53 AM
Happy Thanksgiving I didn't see the post till know so it's a little late for me.

Mr Dogimon (112 Laff, Deceased) said on December 1, 2013 at 10:55 AM
Happy thanksgiving everyone! it really sucks that disney decided to close toontown, And all the bot replies... but Toontown rewritten will be better!

Fat Fireball McNerd said on December 1, 2013 at 1:31 PM
Yeah, I'm not really that upset about it closing as much as a few things: The memories and friendships we made unable to be returned to completely. And, like Zowie said, bot replies EVERYWHERE. I would've been fine if it were something else.

Shadow said on December 1, 2013 at 2:07 PM
I would probably prefer TTRW over the old one just because it's free, haha...

Trixie 69 said on December 2, 2013 at 8:40 AM
I totally love the way toontown is and looks its my cup O tea besides I would be playing it right now if toontown rewritten was released I love toontown and im so happy you brought back photo fun and trolley tracks ITS SOOOOOO FUN, thanks for bringing back toontown the parties and all of the trolley games you really helped us all out. I need to play toontown rewritten its my 1st favorite game you really are loylal to us I really appreciate it alot Ill love the new stuff in toontown rewritten.

Princess Lily said on December 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM
I'm very thankful for Toontown but I try not to think about it, or I'll cry again, like the day it closed, I miss it so much!!!
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