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Tester Tim's Test Town Testimonial

Posted by Tester Tim on October 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Oh, hello... I um, well, I guess I'm Tester Tim, but you can call me Tim if you'd like. Sorry, I'm not one for the spotlight. You might know my brother, though: Tutorial Tom. I've been a Test Toon for a long, long time... Just about as long as Tom has been giving tutorials, I guess.

I'm normally behind the scenes, but, well, you see -- today is a special day, and Sir Max asked me if I could come tell you about it. Today is the anniversary of when we started testing Toontown.

Image: Tester Tim holds two photos, looking down at them fondly. The new Outstanding Outfit is shown to the right along with the code to redeem it, which is test dash of dash time.

Image: Two Polaroid images are shown. The left image depicts Tester Tim standing in Make A Toon. The right image depicts an early concept for accessing Friends, Chatting, Shticker Books, and Gags. Tester Tim is shown in the background as a duck.

You see, when Tom and I first came to Toontown, I was offered the wonderful opportunity to start the Toon Troopers' Test Town Division. We test everything in Toontown to make sure it's up to code. I, um, I brought some Toontown Test photos if you want to look at them.

Oh, yes, why was I blue? That was before I helped Doctor Surlee test Toon Rewrites. I kept getting confused for Flippy... And, uhhhh, there was a brief incident where The Rewritten Device turned me into a duck. Heh, those were the days...

I also thought it might be nice to, um, share some of the Toon Tips I've learned from my experiences. It's not much, really, but here you go...

  • Being kind is the best thing a Toon can do.
    My favorite part of the day is going through my checklist in Toontown Central, where new Toons show up after talking to Tom. Sometimes, experienced Toons will take a break from their ToonTasks and chat with the new Toons. That simple kindness means the world to them.

  • Toontown is always changing, so don't forget to enjoy today.
    Having been lucky enough to be with Toontown almost since the beginning -- no era of Toontown has been quite like the one before it. The funny thing is that you never quite realize when those eras change... One day, it's just different. While I love looking back fondly on my memories, I've learned to treasure every moment today before they become memories tomorrow.

  • Nothing can stop Toontown when we stick together.
    Whether it is fighting the Cogs, building new Playgrounds, or simply keeping Toontown running... The most important lesson I've learned is that Toons can do anything when they help one another. Without all of you creating this caring community, Toontown would be just another ordinary place.

I hope these things I've learned might help someone out there or spread a little bit of joy. Oh, and, if it's not too much trouble... I would love to hear about what you've learned from Toontown, too. I'm all ears.

Image: Image: Two Polaroid images are shown. The left image depicts Tim and Flippy doing the Happy Dance. The right image depicts Tim with no color, using a Seltzer Bottle on a Cog in Donald's Dock.

One last thing: I, um, you see, I really wanted to... I wanted to give you a gift. To thank you for, well, being you, and making my job so fun. 

My striped shirt and overalls were discontinued long ago, but I asked the Toon Tailors to make a special version for all of you in honor of the anniversary of the Test Town Division. If you joined Toontown before today, you can enter the code "test-of-time" in your Shticker Book for a special version of my outfit!

I, uh, also called in a favor to my friend Clarabelle. She agreed to bring the normal version back to her Cattlelog so that you never have to worry about it being discontinued again.

Thank you for all of the smiles and kindness. It is my honor to be a part of Test Town, and I hope that I've been able to bring some smiles and kindness to you too.

Have fun!

P.S. - If you want to help test Toontown, too, there will be an opportunity coming soon! We'll let you know more on the Toontown Blog.


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Jorb said on October 21, 2023 at 2:03 PM
"And, uhhhh, there was a brief incident where The Rewritten Device turned me into a duck. Heh, those were the days..." So.. I wonder if this line, plus the updates to toon DNA from the last update, means we may finally be getting species rewrites?

Teal Cat said on October 21, 2023 at 2:10 PM
Thank you so much for testing rewrites Tester Tim!! I rewrote for the first time from black cat called Vendetta to a teal cat :] !! I wonder if Tester Tim will ever try a species rewrite

Minitt said on October 21, 2023 at 2:17 PM
Player since '09 here, this is so heartwarming to read. :)

Awesome Sauce McGee said on October 21, 2023 at 2:25 PM
Awesome Sauce

Murky Electrotooth said on October 21, 2023 at 2:29 PM
Thank you for your years of dedication, and the outfit! I love seeing the photos of how different things were long ago. I was 11 or 12 when I started Toontown, and I'm 31 now! Time flies!

Queen Penny said on October 21, 2023 at 2:40 PM
Wooooo, go Toontown

Aileex said on October 21, 2023 at 2:42 PM
Toontastic! =D

Vitor said on October 21, 2023 at 2:42 PM
Toontown Beta have characters from Disney. I loved it, I'll test it the code.

Silly Lily said on October 21, 2023 at 2:48 PM
Seeing this blog post made me smile when my 'IRL Laff Meter' wasn't feeling so full, so big thanks to Tester Tim and the TTR team for giving me that boost of joy! I've been playing Toontown since I was a little girl back in the TTO days, and I must say that I've learned quite a few things about life inside and outside Toontown through my experiences playing. Here's some of them: 1. Sometimes even a single laff point can be the difference between victory and defeat against the Cogs in Toontown, as well as our 'inner cogs' in our everyday life. Through tooning up my fellow toons in battle and showing kindness towards myself and others, I've learned that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a huge difference on someone's laff AND life! 2. The phrase, "Some Toontasks are too difficult to do alone!" holds true for both Toontown and challenges in our everyday life. Teamwork makes the dream work, and it's always okay to ask for help during tough times. 3. We've all had times where we've 'went sad', whether it's through the Cogs giving you a rough time or a difficult experience in life. Sometimes, the best thing you can do during those times is to go somewhere safe for a break to take care of yourself. Treat yourself with a tasty snack, spend some time outdoors, talk with someone you trust, or do anything else you enjoy! Once you're feeling calm and ready, you can jump back into the fray and tackle that tough challenge! Thank you once again to the TTR team for spreading some Tooniness into our lives! Also, I'm super stoked to hear about possible testing opportunities! ^^

Comet said on October 21, 2023 at 3:01 PM
I'd love to test the game out once the opportunity arises. And thanks for the gift, Tim! I actually have a character with your name in a story of mine, and he's the most powerful in the setting.

Knuckles Blubbernugget said on October 21, 2023 at 3:09 PM
If you wanna go far, go together. That's why we're here in the first place, aren't we?

Jake Lemonstink said on October 21, 2023 at 3:16 PM
I've always been fascinated with pre-release development stages of software and games, and Toontown has been one of my biggest interests in its entire lifespan. Nice of y'all to commemorate it with this new outfit!

King Paleseed said on October 21, 2023 at 3:29 PM
Happy Anniversary everyone!

Tooned said on October 21, 2023 at 3:33 PM
I can't believe it's been that long since Toontown has started testing. Please keep up the good work!

Mr. Kevin said on October 21, 2023 at 4:33 PM
I love being a TT beta player since 2014 and haven been playing it for 10+ years since i was a kid! Those were da days. Now that I'm 23, I still enjoying it now no matter what people say! I'm a Toontown Player for life! TTO might be dead and gone, but it dont mean we cant stop it however we want to. We can all enjoy playing with each other and be very kindness to all others even when we cant see em in real life! Toons of da world, UNITE!!

Parm E. Sean said on October 21, 2023 at 5:13 PM
Wow, it makes me cry (tears of joy, of course) to see how far Toontown Rewritten has gone.

Curly said on October 21, 2023 at 5:13 PM

Barget Wondersnout said on October 21, 2023 at 5:42 PM
One thing that I've learned from Toontown is that it's okay to fail sometimes. Because it means at least you're trying. The important thing is to not give up and keep on trying! There were times where I had some hard Toontasks, and I admit I felt like giving up at one point, but thanks to a few encouraging words and cheering up from my friends, I was able to have the confidence to try again and succeed! So Toons, don't stop trying! You're gonna make it! I'm gonna have to eremember this piece of advice when doing the 4-star field office... Thank you so much, Toontown!

Rolling Crocodile said on October 21, 2023 at 5:43 PM
Thanks Tootnwon! (I'm such a great speller, aren't I?) Thanks for all the work you do testing everything to make sure it's perfect for us toons!

Cool Sammie WildDoodle said on October 21, 2023 at 6:07 PM
We came full circle

Jellyroll Petal Glow said on October 21, 2023 at 6:38 PM
I Learned That Even Though You Might Be Different Than Other Toons You Can Still Be Accepted For Being You. If The Cogs would understand free spirits like us Toons then maybe they'd be happy too instead of struggling with the daily grind of constant work. I've been with toontown since the very beginning so I'd LOVE the opportunity to do any kind of testing!

Noisy B.D. said on October 21, 2023 at 8:09 PM
Reading this article made me smile ear to ear. Thank you, Tester Tim, and the rest of the hardworking Toontown crew who tighten all the bolts and keep all the wires in order under the hood for the rest of us to partake and enjoy in all this lovely, toony world has to offer. :)

Kitty Mirmo said on October 21, 2023 at 8:47 PM
I created the 2 accounts in Toontown Rewritten for 12 toons (6 toons each). I was Silly Lloyd Rockenbumper (Since April 2008 - June 2009) next is Mirmo the Yellow Cat (Since June 2009 Until TTO it's closure / shutdown September 19, 2013). Now, I controlled 2 Toons at the same time. I'm so happy I can play Toontown Rewritten.

Cosmic Creepers said on October 21, 2023 at 9:52 PM
The thing I learned from Toontown, and this will sound dumb but is no joke, is how to type. I was sooo bad at typing as a kid (playing Paws in school was not helping enough). But because getting left behind in conversations on tt made me so sad, I just kept practicing and getting faster in game. It was an extra challenge because it's so hard to go back and fix mistakes since you can only backspace. And eventually I was able to hold a conversation. And now i can type almost as fast as I can think! Maybe I should work on my spelling next...

Red The Dog said on October 22, 2023 at 12:06 AM
Thought I recognised you from somewhere! Been playing Toontown since 2009. I’ve also seen you from the original desktop icon for the Toontown online launcher!

Aurora Hulaknees said on October 22, 2023 at 3:43 AM
This was so wholesome and beautiful. I learned to play Toontown again after my mother passed away in 2013 before TTO shut down and before the official TTR launch. Playing toontown was so hard without her in it. But I learn to look fondly on those memories. I remember the testing stage. It was so exciting to know Toontown would be free so that all could join. And even more exciting that it wouldn't end with TTO. Thank you Tester Tim and all the team for keeping this game alive and well. For keeping Toontown memories flowing much love and support for the continued success of TTR. Happy anniversary for the testing stage!

Candy Doodle said on October 22, 2023 at 6:57 AM
Toontown has a special place in my heart, for over 10 years. I love this amazing community. Thank you so much for all that you do to make us happy.

Jellybean said on October 22, 2023 at 7:36 AM
Tester Tim, you are such a sweetheart! I hope we can see some species rewrites in the future, keep doing what you’re doing! We appreciate you :)

Binhofa said on October 22, 2023 at 7:48 AM
That's good! I love new clothes. xD

Piper said on October 22, 2023 at 10:41 AM
I'm so happy to have been apart of the Toontown community since the beginning! Im so grateful that I am able to still be able to play it years after TTO shut down, thank you Toontown Rewritten team!

Bananasnooker said on October 22, 2023 at 12:06 PM
Thank you for all your hard work! And also for this nice, retro-ish outfit! And thank you so much, Silly Lily, for your words of wisdom and kindness!

Noodles said on October 22, 2023 at 4:14 PM
i love your shirt, tester tim!!! it looks really cool and im looking forward to wearing it, and testing for toontown (if i ever get in)!

Rusty said on October 23, 2023 at 2:13 PM
I look exactly like Tester Tim!

Kim said on October 23, 2023 at 5:50 PM
Wow! I saw the outfit and was like...that sure looks familiar. As soon as I saw the pics, I was taken back to the old days of Toontown =) Thank you for everything, Tester Tim and Tutorial Tom!

Tye said on October 25, 2023 at 5:09 AM
Happy Anniversary all, and Tim get looking into a species rewrite
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