PicoTalk mentioned that Benry had created a petition to bring back Ameba Pico:
To sign the petition, check out this link: https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/pico-world-staff-save-pico-world-2
I have a few of my own opinions and assumptions on this situation of CyberAgent closing down Ameba Pico. In the information (first picture), the Pico Staff said that they were closing Ameba Pico because of "limited developer resources". By that, I have a feeling that they meant they were low on money. The way that online games earn money to be able to keep up their websites is by having the players pay for certain things. The only way that Ameba Pico is making money is by us, the players, buying Ameba Gold. Before I quit Pico, I realized that many prices were raising, whether it be Gummies or Ameba Gold. CyberAgent was probably desperate for money, which is why they raised prices, in hopes of people buying Ameba Gold. Many people would rather earn than buy, or do neither. Because of this, CyberAgent doesn't have enough money to keep Ameba Pico going, so they have to shut it down. I'm not sure if this is true, but it's just what I'm assuming. Also, if this was the case, signing a petition wouldn't really do much honestly. 2,000 people are needed to sign the petition, but even if we do reach that goal, will that prevent CyberAgent from closing down Ameba Pico? They still won't have enough money to keep up the game.
I heard from my sister, who also plays Ameba Pico, that rumors were spreading around that this whole "Pico ending" is a prank. Since Halloween is coming up, the Pico Staff decided to pull a "trick-or-treat" prank. If that's true, that would be a pretty scary prank, but people would be grateful that Pico ending isn't true. Regardless of whether it's true or not, if Pico is really ending, we should all be prepared for it. We only have about two months left. PicoTalk suggested that if you made some really close friends on Ameba Pico, that you should create Facebook accounts and add each other to keep in touch. I've already exchanged phone numbers with some close friends of mine, and we talk on Facebook as well. Of course, if you don't want to because of privacy reasons, that's fine too, but if you really want to continue talking to your friends, you can always try Facebook, or other online worldwide games and social networking websites.
If Pico is really shutting down, I'll truly miss everyone for sure. I've been playing Ameba Pico since 2010. It would be a shame to lose everything I earned, both Gummies and Ameba Gold. This is probably a reason why I never bought Ameba Gold, because spending money on a game that I wouldn't play for the rest of my life would be a waste (this is probably what most people thought also, which is another reason as to why CyberAgent isn't getting enough money). I know I already quit, but I can't help but go on twice a month at least to just check things out. This time, not only will I never be able to see my Pico again, but neither will anybody else. It's really sad to say goodbye to Pico like this, especially for people who never thought about quitting, and those who just started the game. Imagine the people who just joined Ameba Pico yesterday, and then suddenly today, they get the news that it's already closing down. It's a shame really.
As for this blog...The reason it was created was because I wanted to share information about Ameba Pico. If it's closing down, there really isn't a need for this blog is there? It would be sad to abandon the blog. There isn't really anything else to write about, and who would read it then?
Until the day that we figure out if Ameba Pico is really quitting or not, we'll just have to wait and see.