Although rumors had been flying around for the past few weeks, the news still took many of the city’s inhabitants by surprise. Smokey and Amiral Py have just announced they’re leaving Clint City to set off on a voyage around the world in a boat they did up together. From Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, these characters will no longer be available in the shop’s packs. However, players who already own them can continue to use them as normal. Sales of the two characters on the market will be blocked until the morning of Friday, December 18th.
While I'm not sure whether or not it's related, another update seems to have happened at a similar time; the portraits. I must say I preferred the monochrome to the "japanese pornography" filter. Now everything just looks naughty.
Oh Amiral Py Cr, I'm so glad I forked over the 300 clintz for you a week ago.