If you logged in today, you should've seen a pop-up message, informing you about a new currency. This is another big change to the website. A link should be provided, bringing you to this page:
It says there are more ways to earn Starcoins and that Stardollars will from now on be superstar-only. If this is all still confusing, this should clear things up:
(superstar and non-superstar exchange)
(exchange for previous superstars with 10% commission)
One Stardollar is now worth ten Starcoins. It's the same basic principle as euros and cents or dollars/pounds and pennies. Starcoins can be earned by rating, customizing and creating almost anything on Stardoll.
If you want to know your way around Stardoll with the new currency and all of their new tricks, you should read this:
- Notice the first catch? When exchanging Stardollars to Starcoins, you lose 10%. That means that superstars whose ss membership expires get their Stardollars converted to Starcoins and by that lose 10% of their money.
- Another down-side is that we can only earn 40 Starcoins per day - which is only 4 Stardollars.
- The list of activities we have to do to get the 40 Starcoins is long too - and some of the things can't be done on daily bases (like starting a club) and for doing some of the listed we would have to spend at least 11 Stardollars or 110 Starcoins;
Buy a gift - 10 Starcoins,
Broadcast - 50 StarCoins,
Starplaza purchase - 10 Starcoins,
Buy a StarDesign item - 40 Starcoins,
We'd have to spend at least 110 Starcoins to make 40 Starcoins. We'd basically have to spend almost thrice as much as we'd make.
I might do a tutorial later on how to get the 40 Starcoins and avoid spending more.
- If the collectibles will still be provided when making all of the money, they will be much harder to get.
- Once you do something from the list and earn a few Starcoins (for example accept a friend's request), the whole website becomes really slow and you can't do anything for 5 to 10 seconds (depending on the speed of your computer and internet connection).
- There are less ways for non-superstars to earn the Starcoins because they can't broadcast, use the StarBazaar or the StarDesign section etc.
- The only way to get stardollars (and thus superstar items) is now to buy them with real money.
- Non-superstars can no longer obtain superstar items through StarBazaars.
- Non-superstar-bought items can only be sold for 500 Starcoins or 50 Stardollars.
- We can make 1000 Starcoins per month.
- We can reserve items.
- Non-superstars can recycle.
The superstar items will stay in the old currency - Stardollars, while the non-superstar items will now be in Starcoins.
Does anyone see how bad this new currency is or is it just me? 'Cause I just don't see all the positive aspects Stardoll and Underneath Stardoll do. I'll keep researching and updating this post.
EDIT: We just recieved this fancy letter from Stardoll. I thought I should make their scammery clear so I added the red parts of the text next to each reason why we'll
EDIT: The final changes were made. The items that were bought as non-superstar will now only be able to be sold in Starcoins. The Starbazaar has been divided to Superstar and Non-superstar or Starcoins sections. This means non-superstars won't be able to obtain superstar items through StarBazaars any more. It also means that valuables (such as first season DKNY) that were bought when they were non-superstars will now only be able to be sold for 500 Starcoins - or 50 Stardollars, which is (as seen on the photo) the Starcoins limit. The only good thing I see here is the new "Reserved" function. They should have thought of that one before, it would prevent a lot of scams. I've added all of these to the Up-sides and Down-sides lists above.