Hey, all you people!
Hey, all you people!
Hey all you people, won’t you listen to meeeeeee…
We’ve just got an update, no ordinary update - an update filled with jellyfish jellyyyyyy!
It’s that time again, Mr. Krabs. Time for a brand new SBC version as our Easter present, and this time, we’re in the season of the jellyfish!
We’ve upgraded to the newest version of Invision Power Suite, 4.5, which is a lot more bolder and brasher. To get expectations in check off the bat, don’t go into this new version expecting a parade of new features, as that kind of backfired on us last time. One key theme of this version was “spring cleaning”, where we polished up on a lot of subtle details and cleaned out some unnecessary filler here, making the site more streamlined. Now, here’s what’s goodies we have for you...
Time to get out Ol’ Reliable for the V14 default skin, V14 Jellyfish! Bikini Bottom’s finest find themselves turned into jellyfish in this new skin, featuring a new SBC logo and new forum headers courtesy of Cha! What’s more, with the banner we have brought back the slick, rounded corners of yesteryear!
V14 Jellyfish Dark
Enjoy Jellyfish Fields at any time of the day! The dark version of V14 Jellyfish takes you into a nice quiet evening in Jellyfish Fields. But hold on, who’s in that jar over there…?
Steppin’ On The Beach!
Fancy a more summery look? Then try Steppin’ On The Beach, a new theme based on Goo Lagoon! With this skin, you’ll be livin’ like Larry in no time!
Return of turntable.fm - SBC Music 7: The legend returns. That’s right, the original music sharing site, turntable.fm is back from the dead, serving as our SBC Music room from here on out! This will be a nostalgia rush for 2012-2013 users, and new members will also finally get a chance to have fun here. The site is accessible for desktop and mobile. Our room is located here, and the password to access turntable is “speakeasy”. You will need to make an account there, which is a simple process.
To celebrate the new version and for everyone to see the room, we’ll be hosting an SBC Music party tonight at 8pm EST after Pictionary! Come on down!
.fmbot: A new bot related to music and last.fm data has been added to the Discord! Please read sbl's Google Doc for information and an all-in guide as to how it works and how to use it! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kjMa-2ZVtn_lmS54_HO7aAR8Yv9SP45Q-Jy1D7ERG-U/edit
Emojis: 21 brand new emojis have been added to the forums. 5 of them are imports from our Discord, thanks to our Loyal Customers who voted for their favorite emojis. 10 are new SpongeBob stickers made by Cha, and the other 6 are new default emojis also made by Cha.
Topic Summary: Any thread that reaches 10+ pages will now get a nifty statistics widget detailing cool facts about the topic, showing under the first post on every page!
New Store Items: Each store section has new goodies in stock, so here’s a run-down of what each section added.
Community Store: 2 new items: The first is Change Username Color (5,000 doubloons), which allows you an easier way to change your username color to any of our fancy groups. The second is Rock, Paper, Scissors, Spock (200 doubloons), a gambling item that takes the place of lottery. Note you can only use this item once every 12 hours.
Skin Store: 3 skins are now purchasable: Episode Explosion Extravaganza!, Sea Legs (LC only) and Midnight Sponge (LC only).
iFish: 23 brand new regular items have been added to celebrate the new version, 7 of them being Loyal Customer exclusives. The following items have been added for everyone: Ink Lemonade, Kelp Nougat Crunch, Bran Flakes, Hatty Patty, Scooter Pants, Baby Yoda Head, Baby Yoda Cloak, BLM Flag, Pansexual Flag, LGBTQA+ Flag, Bisexual Flag, Nonbinary Flag, Transgender Flag, Lesbian Flag, Wheelchair, and Hearing Aids. The following are Loyal Customer exclusives: Igor Wig and Glasses, Tyler the Creator Golf Hat, Classic John Lennon Wig, Classic George Harrison Wig, Classic Paul McCartney Wig, Taylor Swift Wig and The Weeknd Suit. Special thanks to Cha and sbl for creating these.
Collectable Pins: Our collectables category has been revamped with a fresh new slate to choose from. For those who aren’t aware, you can use these “pins” on your iFish characters now instead of them solely being collectables that gather dust in your inventory. These default pins are all reused Moods images; we like to recycle!
Revamped Rules Page: Our rules have received a major overhaul accompanied by neat category images created by sbl.
Forum Changes: The Kelp Forest section has now been renamed to Jellyfish Fields for V14 skins. Posts also now officially count in the Industrial Park and Ask Me for good starting today, as we did not see a point in this restriction anymore.
Skin Changes: V11 Starfish, V11 Starfish Dark and Battle for Bikini Bottom Community are all now Loyal Customer exclusives. The Stephen Hillenburg Community has also received a brand new banner in the V14 format. We have also fixed an issue mobile users may have had where the backgrounds on several skins were squashed and stretched too much.
Skins: The following skins have all been permanently retired: Orca 8.4, Attack on Bikini Bottom, Midnight in Bikini Bottom, Jellyfish Fields, Tropical Sandy, V11 Rose, and The Gay Brothers Community.
Emojis: We’ve done a major cleanout to our list of emotes, getting rid of outdated and unused ones.
Quizzes: Due to lack of interest, we’re discontinuing the Quizzes application. However, we are going to be replacing it with something even better in the future: Kahoot! That’s right, we’ll be hosting official Kahoot games for our trivias, streamed through Discord, coming soon!
We hope you enjoy the update. If you have any problems, please let us know and we’ll resolve them in a timely manner.