The indented section following is copied from the HIpihi forums English language forum, the Overseas Zone:
HiPiHi enters open public beta
We are very excited announce the debuting of HiPiHi’s open public beta test, beginning from April 18th,
2008. From now on, our HiPiHi world will welcome new residents from all
corners around the world and join our existing residents on this
magical land created by yourselves.
For our existing residents (who did not complete the name-change process during April 2nd -17th),
we will kept your virtual assets on our server but your username runs
the risk of being over-ridden by new residents as their “nickname”. You
can still use your old username and password to take back your assets.
Here are some examples for you to understand your situation:
“Happygirl” did not complete the name-change process during April 2nd
-17th. From April 18th, new residents may take this name as their
- If Resident “happygirl” trys to log in after
April 18th, she will be auto-directed to the name-change page, where
she may still use “Happygirl” as her username if it has not been taken
by new users, or to change her name (e.g. “happgirl_me”) if her old
name was occupied by a new resident.
We kindly remind you to enter our name-change page
as soon as possible to protect your old username.
Note: Please download our 50021 customer side for your usage in this new period.
The start page for Hipihi is hipihi.com .
The English information page is at http://www.hipihi.com/index_en.html .
The English registration page is at http://service.hipihi.com/member/register/en/register.jhtml .
For help in English with Hipihi you can use the Hipihi OverSeas Zone forum, once you’ve registered with Hipihi. Note that the forum software itself is in Chinese.
Another place to go for help in English with Hipihi is http://www.ideashape.cn . Note that the forum software at http://www.ideashape.cn is in English.
There’s also a Hipihi group in facebook.
The downloads from Hipihi have always been slow for me, and they might for you. So – be patient. It’s not like you have to just watch the download screen it’s downloading.
I’m still waiting for the download to complete, so I don’t know exactly what to expect yet.
This is a beta; it’s not the finished product. One can expect to have some rocky riding during a beta.
I’m not sure about the language requirements for this version, or the degree to which the interface is available in English.
So – why not give Hipihi a try?
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