Posted 22 April 2007 - 05:05 AM
Now, with the V4 tamas, all of a sudden certain characters are male, while others are female. Thus far, I can still understand it, as some of the new characters look more female, so perhaps Bandai thought, it would be rare to receive these characters when having a male character.
What I don't understand in this is, why are the special characters you can receive restricted to one gender? Again, for the Makiko, which really looks quite female, this can be explained by the appearance. But what for the Tensaitchi and the Nonbiritchi?
I mean, those could be either male or female, so why can they only be received when you do have a male tamagotchi?
I hope, I could make my point clear and would like to know what you think about this one.
Posted 22 April 2007 - 07:10 AM
Posted 22 April 2007 - 08:02 AM
Posted 23 April 2007 - 05:34 AM
Posted 23 April 2007 - 07:14 AM
Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:19 AM
So, perhaps on the next generation, there are more special characters, or mametchis can again be both male and female (by the way, did you recognize, that the matchmaker can bring a female mametchi as a partner???) and then the special character Tensaitchi can be received independent of the gender...
Posted 23 April 2007 - 09:58 AM
Sometimes the matchmaker brings children or sometimes even a bunch of scrambled pixels!
(Can't remember exactly for I'm only 10.)
Posted 04 July 2007 - 09:48 AM
I mean, I LOVE Androthchi, but he's BOY ONLY?!? Androtchi doesn't specifically (sp?) look like either gender, so I would like that better...
Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:18 AM
Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:59 AM
I does sound LIke a very good point...But I guess Bandai Just wanted to make everything balanced. @___@
I don't really mind anyway though.
Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:14 AM
Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:01 PM
In some ways, it can also be bad. I cannot get certain characters I want beacuse I do not have the right gender.
Luckliy, there are no genders on the mini so it helps prevent gender confusion.
Posted 11 July 2007 - 08:21 AM
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 02:28 AM
A v4.5 has a Mimitchi as a high care level Ura-universal family character only. Matsuritchi is gotten from a boy Ura-mame family character with high Passion points.
Something I just realized is that Mimitchi is a girl!!!!!! And the whole time I was raising a boy, I thought I would get a Mimitchi... Instead, I got a Matsuritchi, which isn't half bad, he looks like a sushi chef.
On a v4 though, you can get Mimitchi from a Mame family female character with high Intelligence points.
Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:21 AM
i 100% agree. that bugged me alot 2.
I kinda like that feature. I mean, it was quite annoying when I had a male Tama and got a Violetchi. Now, I can only get Violetchi if I have a , which makes alot more sense (Violetchi is a pink character with flowers for ears; I don't think that would be a boy... ).
Posted 14 July 2007 - 08:30 AM
http://www.med.monas...xandgender.html - The Difference between Sex and Gender. If you get confused whenever I say sex or gender, just refer back to this page.
Basically, the way I look at it, is that no matter if the Tamagotchi says "Male" or "Female", you can have sometimes have a male that looks rather feminine. We should be thankful that the Tamagotchi covers reproduction in such a simple and whimsical way - thanks to the matchmaker and the "breeding" process, we don't have to worry about a Tamagotchi's anatomy. Which means, we don't have to worry about sex (the biological differences!)
While some users aren't too keen on the gender situation and subsequent odd character/gender pairings, I don't mind.
My very first gender-capable Tamagotchi gave me a male who blatantly looks feminine. Furthermore, he is now in the circus. He wears a butterfly mask and has a cute, cherub-like tuft of hair. His name is Tep, and he is a charming Celebtchi.
Read my blog entry regarding the topic - it's short.
I don't know how other users would interpret that, I don't know what Bandai meant by it, but I personally consider him to be feminine. If one would want to go so far to play the "straight or not" game, I'd say "he's not" and be fine with it. It is, after all, a game character that I have raised. This is how his growth path went and that's fine by me. I think he looks cute, but silly! He was a Daiyatchi before, by the way.
Everything is up to the interpretation of the individual, and personal morals and ethics are a key factor in how an individual handles situations, people, and concepts in life. This in itself can present a very long discussion which is constantly going on between various groups and would stray from the Tamagotchi discussion.
While I think that it's odd to have such combinations, I feel that it adds a new element to the game - it makes such characters seem even more special. This game, after all, is about caring for and raising a Tamagotchi.