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It's been a long time ... XAT is dying - question is ... WHEN?!

This post will be completed within 3 days Hello. I'm Aisha. I have been on xat since February 2009, known by many. I have helped peopl...

It's been a long time ... XAT is dying - question is ... WHEN?!

This post will be completed within 3 days
Hello. I'm Aisha. I have been on xat since February 2009, known by many. I have helped people, I have hurt people. I like to be seen as 'controversial' as I like my voice to be heard. Here - is my voice.

It has been almost 5 months since my last post (March 2016), and thought I would make my newest post the most detailed, and harshest, yet. If you will not like what I am going to say about xat and the community, I advice that you DO NOT READ THIS as I will state facts, not fiction. The community needs a reality check, as I have, and life hurts sometimes, so get over it. Hence that is now out the way, let's begin...

Xat Chats 
Especially during the 2010 - 2012 era, xat used to be extremely popular. With there being over 20 chats with 20+ people on the weekends, xat5 being overcrowded with 40-50 people when Admins were online, and people being excited to relax, many chat boxes were crowded and active. 

We are in 2016. On the most busy periods, there are only 2 chats with over 50+ people, one of them being Trade. There are still many chats with a population of around 15 - 20 consistent people, but those are loyal fanbases who are linked with other social media and RPG gaming. They use xat as another reliable source, but when they find something better, how many popular chats are there going to be now?

Many of us are aware that official chats get auto-promoted when there are no chats on promotion. Nowadays, Social gets around 20 - 25 people when put on auto promotion all day, and it already gets around 10 - 15 people on a basic day. There are hardly any chats on promotion nowadays, when even as recent as 2 years ago many people were seeking their chats to become promoted, as there was a huge competition and pride to get their chat put up across the xat network.

There is no doubt with the introduction to Twitch, Snapchat, Instagram, and a huge increase of YouTubers and Gamers, many people have decided to join these websites and leave chatting through a virtual chat box. Lets face it - in what ways are xat more interesting than gaming websites? Both require interaction and bonding, but gaming enables you to enter a completely different word - and a more life changing experience. 

In brief, xat chats are dying, less people are interested in them, and the only reason some of these chats are still popular are because of the loyal fanbase who stay there. A few people may have recently got rank promoted and want to 'show off' that rank and stay 'loyal', but as soon as they are either demoted, or university, etc. comes, they will leave. There is no such thing as loyalty, no matter how much you try.

Powers and Trade
Lets face it, 'powers' are the whole main reason why xat outshines all the other typical chatrooms out there. Each week, there is a new 'power' which gets released with a whole original feature and style, bringing desire across the whole of the site. This is the main source of revenue, and why users pay alot of $$ in order to purchase these - powers. They are just virtual smileys, but they bring alot to the economic status of xat, and without these, the website would have died, long ago.

As I am typing this, there are now over 400 powers on xat. Yes, 400. Each power releases every week, meaning this has occurred over 400 weeks. This is around 7 years and 6 months. The Admins are now forced to listen to the decreasing community each day due to them running out of originality. Who can blame them? But why isn't anybody getting bored of these? Because it makes profit.

That is the point. Powers do not make profit anymore, and with users being put off new 'pointless' powers getting released, what use do they have? Don't get me wrong, Admins have been releasing some great new powers lately, such as Nameflag, Namegrad, etc. They implemented a great new smiley maker, known as Juniour, and people are still spending $$. So, what's the problem?



The Xat Community
Xat, like all chat boxes, are a great way to interact with people all across the world. Many people have become friends there, have remained friends, and have brought their circle to other social media sites when moving on from xat. There have been rare cases of users meeting up in real and becoming closer friends, something alot of people find controversial, and put off. 

However, in 2016, and unfortunately making friends is difficult to do. The majority of 

XAT EPIC POWERS

Hello.

It's been awhile since our last post, which was introducing the newest epic power at the time (Namegrad, March 2016). However, 4 months from now there has been an ever big increase in new epic powers. There are now a total of 10 of them, and I will list the new ones, as well as the existing ones, below.

 Nameflag
Store price: 12,000 xats
Status: NOT LIMITED
Trade price: 11800 - 11950 xats
Release date: 9th July 2016

Information:
Nameflag is currently the newest epic power to be released on xat, and the 3rd sequel to the 'Namecolor' power. This power enables you to have a namecolor based on your flag, which includes all different kinds of gradients, etc. With you not requiring Namewave or namegrad this makes the power more desirable than the others, as many users will find this cheaper, as well as better.

We are not sure if there will be anymore powers similar to these, one should hope not, but with the way Admins work nowadays, I'm sure this is a big certainty.

Namewave
Store price: 25,000 xats
Status: NOT LIMITED
Trade price: 24500 - 24700 xats
Release date: 21st May 2016

Information:
Namewave enables you to have a gradient glow which slides from one side to the other. Although a nice power, this is rather overpriced, especially as you must have the Namegrad power along with the other default powers (including Namecolor). This power is quite desirable, but overtime the price will drop quite significantly.


We'll keep you updated with new epic powers along the way!
-Aisha



Xat's 8th EPIC Power: "NAMEGRAD" (ID 378)

Hello!

Last night xat released the latest power , (seems to always be on Fridays again!) which caught many users by surprise when it turned out to be another EPIC power!

So, what is the 8th Epic power?

Well, let's just say that this was most likely influenced based on this suggestion a while ago, meaning the Admins are finally taking our view on board! -


The name of this new epic Power is called NAMEGRAD . It was announced on their @twitter that there was going to be a pre-release sale!


This power costs 10,000 xats. NOT LIMITED!

The price on Trade after the release increased greatly to around 13,000 - 14,000 xats. The demand was also quite significant.

Update: NAMEGRAD is now available in the Powers store to the public. The price still remains the same costing 10,000 xats.


IMPORTANT: In order to use this power , you must also purchase Namecolor and Nameglow + Allcolors. This means that to fully function this power you need to spend a total of 21,000 xats!

Now, what does this power do? Well, following up with (namecolor), you are able to add a 'gradient' to your name. Here are plenty of examples to show you:





So, what do you think?! Personally, my thought is mixed. On one hand it sounds really cool in theory, but realistically alot of these 'gradients' don't show up very well. I am in love with lemon and Jaydens one, though!

Also, because of this newest power, EVERYPOWER has increased to become a very expensive 310,000 - 320,000 xats. Man, how times change!

What colors would you try out? If you've bought this power, what were your thoughts on it? Be sure to leave a comment and share your views!
-Aisha   
 

Xat 'RICEBOWL' Power - Release Info!

Hello guys.

This morning, the new power known as 'Ricebowl' was released earlier than usual in stores! It was announced on xats Twitter . This is officially the 372nd Power.

 


1000 released costing 230 xats


The price on TRADE was 300 - 350 xats  , but will most likely drop within each power release.

Update (7:30pm GMT) - 3 releases so far!
The 3rd release , (which was around 15 minutes ago) occurred, 6 per user. The price on Trade now is between 260 - 280 xats.


We'll keep you posted on further updates!
-Aisha
    

SORRY!

Hello guys.

Of course , I just couldn't keep my promise , could I? I am very aware that my last post was in November , which was literally 2 months!

Well, I have been very busy over the last few months, and I will most likely just keep getting busier. This is indeed regarding my educational, work and social life. I also have lost more and more passion over xat unfortunately, and it seems to be best that I continue this way.

What has surprised me is the visitor stats which have stayed consistently high (umm) so I must try and reward those who have been loyal with more activity!

In a few weeks/months time I will also consider a new staff member who is committed in publishing posts for me. They will follow strict guidelines, but may be considered getting paid in xats (that's what the communitys like sooo) 

I will post further details with what I have in store in regards to this Blog eventually, but for now ...

  • The Blog is staying OPEN , and will do for at least the next 6 months.
  • A possible contest regarding Graphics for the Blog (2016 is here, we're outdated)
  • Staff applications 
  • A new Blog administrator? (I have already decided upon this should it come)

In the meantime, please be patient as there will be posts regarding xat powers, but as does everyone someday, we all grow out of it. 

If you have any questions feel free to find me on xat , as I am currently not accepting comments on this post.

Thank you for your understanding.
-Aisha  
    

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