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Platform Racing 2 - Classic Set (Epic)

The classic set with Epic Upgrades. The second color is indicated in red.

An Epic Upgrade is a feature in Platform Racing 2 that gives a player a second color to edit on a body part or hat they already own.

History

The upgrades were originally announced as the "Legendary Parts" as prizes for the epic campaign in a Motley Monday episode on 2013-05-20.[1] They were renamed to their current name by the time the campaign was finalized, and only featured select sets at the time. Upgrades the Classic set were released as random prizes two months later on 2013-07-15,[2] with the remaining default parts following soon after.

Contests

While contests that awarded the bubble parts to winners had been around for several months beforehand, an increasing number of them began popping up shortly after the Epic Upgrades were created. This rising amount only continued after Jiggmin made upgrades for the remaining parts/hats and directly gave members who've gone through a process the ability to award upgrades in August,[3][4] with over 30 contests running at its peak.

These contests stirred minor controversy among some members, as many of the contests had no relation whatsoever to Platform Racing 2 itself, thus appealing to mostly just members of Jiggmin's forum or those talented in specific areas, and were accused of only adding them to increase their membership turnout.

Epic Everything

Suddenly on 2014-06-20, in Platform Racing 2 's final update, Jiggmin added an option unannounced to purchase every Epic Upgrade in the Vault of Magics for 110 Kreds titled "Epic Everything". This caused a huge amount of backlash from contest owners, as many felt the new method rendered their contests useless and would greatly reduce the amount of participants. Jiggmin himself received some of the criticism due to poor communication, as he did not consult any contest owners or staff members for their input or inform them before releasing it.

Despite the dispute, the Epic Everything wasn't removed and still remains today. As a result, however, contests gradually began to fade away for the next year until they were ended entirely once jiggmin.com shut down.

References

  1. https://youtu.be/lgKTpXHQTgU?t=47s
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20130716083624/http://jiggmin.com/blogs/1-Jiggmin?blogcategoryid=279
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20130915123345/http://jiggmin.com/dev
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20141028005106/http://jiggmin.com/contests/contests.php

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