The old Tootsville.com site (which we acquired at auction last month) is now on-line and redirects players who might see old blogs or reviews to Tootsville.org.
After a spirited auction process, the expired Tootsville.com domain name is now ours. Beginning in May, Tootsville.com will redirect players who might follow links on old reviews or blogs to Tootsville.org as well!
We’ve just completed sending out messages to former players (or parents of players) of Res Interactive’s Tootsville.
If you’re one of those legacy players — welcome back!
We have obtained a list of many of the e-mail addresses of parents who requested news and information e-mails from Tootsville.com. It’s uncertain exactly when this list was made, but it seems to date from around August or September of 2009.
This list has the e-mail addresses of parents who ticked the option “please send me news and updates by e-mail” when they logged in to Tootsville.com around that time.
Beginning now, and running through Friday, we’ll be reaching out to them with a message like the following.
Hopefully, this will let our legacy players reserve their Toot names now, and maybe find some old friends who haven’t heard about the new game yet.
Between 2010 and into 2012, Tootsville player “Otiekinz” wrote a blog about what was happening in Tootsville. You can read it here. Hundreds of users read Otie’s stories about games and special events in Tootsville at the time.
Calling all Legacy players!
If you used to have a Toot character in Res Interactive’s Tootsville game, reserve your old Toot name now!
We did recover a couple of thousand Toot names in various ways, but we do not have the Res Interactive databases. (We think that they were unintentionally destroyed when that company was shut down).
If you fill out this form, we’ll reserve your name for you.
If you aren’t 13 years or older, have your parent or guardian fill out the form with you. Thanks!Ready? Here’s the form:
That’s all there is to it!
— updated 14 November with the following frequently-asked questions:
What if I’m new?
That’s cool, too. Welcome to Tootsville!
If the Toot name you want hasn’t been reserved by anyone else, you can reserve it right now. You’ll be one of the first new players in the new game.
What if my old name isn’t available?
First, check out the rules of what is allowed in a Toot name. For example, you can use hyphens, but not spaces, and you can’t put numbers at the beginning. These rules may be a little bit different than they used to be.
If more than one person asks for the same name, one of our volunteers will contact you. We ask that new players, please allow the legacy players “first pick” of their old names.
In the end, our staff will work with you to pick a name you like. You can text or e-mail for assistance — text (in the US or Canada) 954-324-4739 or e-mail email@example.com and someone will usually respond fairly quickly.
(Text messages may be billed by your phone carrier at your usual rate. We can also answer voice mails, but that will take longer. We’re volunteers here … !)