Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:38 AM
Good weather for both today so Clark's tree sprouted even more...
...and Lois tried again with a new Hapihapi seed.
Clark tried again with the prize redemption center and hit the jackpot this time around! He will try the rainbow watering can when it's not so cloudy.
Found this at a nearby TRU on my way to work. I was again tempted to just buy them all. I was happy to just look. It's nice to see Tamagotchis out in stores.
I know I mentioned that I would like to start my Tamagotchi Friends this weekend when I have more time but I actually work all weekend so it'll have to wait. I'm having a lot of fun with my +Cs anyway.
That's all for now. Thanks for reading!
Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:30 PM
Lois was just not having any luck with the weather. Her Hapihapi tree blew away again as another gale hit. No trips outside for her! Meanwhile, Clark's Hapihapi tree continued to bloom.
Last time, Clark had redeemed a prize ticket for the rainbow watering can but the weather was too cloudy for him to use it. Later on this day, the weather was perfect enough to try for another happy item.
This means that Clark is all caught up with Lois in terms of happy items - they both just need to eat a candy heart from the Hapihapi tree.
Later on in the day, the weather turned more wet and gray for Clark. I was very tempted to use the time cheat to just make the tree grow completely already but decided against it. It's more fun doing it the right way. Clark's a little more nervous about the whole thing though...
Lois took an early lead in earning her happy items but for the past few days, has not been successful in growing a Hapihapi tree due to weather. Clark only just caught up to Lois but will bad weather be an obstacle for him as well? Who do you think will reach the Gotchi King's castle first? Stay tuned...
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:43 AM
Poor Lois' Hapihapi tree.
Well, maybe you guessed it, but Clark was first to earn all happy signs and therefore gain access to the Gotchi King's castle! His Hapihapi tree survived the weather and bloomed to fullness. He was able to eat the candy heart from the tree and see Hapihapitchi herself.
Without much further ado, Clark hopped on the Gotchi-copter (for lack of better name ) and off he went to the Gotchi King's castle to meet the Gotchi King and play the "catch the coin" game for even more Gotchi Points. Catch all 50 coins to earn a max of 500 Gotchi Points!
To be continued...
Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:17 AM
Mametchi's character-specific item: the lab coat.
He is the smart, inquisitive one after all...even if there are lab accidents sometimes.
Hopefully Lois will get to go outside soon too. She's excited to visit the Gotchi King and possibly purchase/use her character-specific item (3-D glasses) too (if she doesn't evolve into an Oldie first!)
More to come soon. Thanks for stopping by!
Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:32 PM
Not many pictures of Lois and Clark these past few days, since I'm just waiting for Lois to earn her last happy sign and I was busy with work this past weekend. The weather finally brightened up for both - Lois planted another Hapihapi tree.
Not sure why I didn't use the 3D glasses with Lois (maybe I decided to just plant the tree and get to sleep for my shifts) but she and Clark had evolved into Oldies by the next time I took pictures of them so I didn't get a chance to use them.
I figured I may as well wait for Lois to get all her happy items before I connect them again (because I know they're going to get married once they're connected and I don't want that to happen yet).
In purchasing news, I finally received another special Asian design P1, the Philippines design. Just look at all those cows!
Thanks for stopping by, dear readers! I will update again soon.
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Posted 25 August 2014 - 01:35 PM
Hi, all! Sorry about the lack of updates. Life has been super busy and so I've had to put aside my +Cs at times. I've still been running them in the background, taking pictures here and there, and I've also still been making purchases. I've mentioned this before but my collection picture and video are over 2 years old and I'd like to have an updated picture and video up in the near future. I'm hoping to put something together by the end of the year. Anyway, here's what's been going on with Lois and Clark lately.
Lois finally saw her Hapihapi tree bloom and so she enjoyed a candy heart and got her last happy sign.
A visit to Gotchi King's castle followed shortly afterward, where she got to play the coin catch game and earn more Gotchi Points.
Sadly, on a day when I was particularly busy, Lois decided to return back to Tamagotchi Planet.
I managed to save Clark though.
After this, I took out the batteries from my white EXILE +C for now. I wanted to re-hatch a Lois 2.0 but I ended up getting a boy and I didn't feel like completely resetting. All the items and Gotchi Points would reset and life is a little too hectic at the moment for me to start all over.
Ah, poor Clark, all by his lonesome. Presently, the weather outside is terrible, otherwise I would have taken him to the matchmaker. That will have to wait. In the meantime, I'll have him running in the background. Perhaps I'll think about starting up my Tamagotchi Friends.
That's all for now! More updates to come.
Posted 25 August 2014 - 11:09 PM
Well, as I mentioned in my last entry, Clark couldn't go anywhere because of the weather outside so he remained inside and took it easy. He hit the sack early and is sleeping well, despite the thunder and lightning. Maybe he can visit the matchmaker tomorrow, weather permitting.
I decided to start up both my Tamagotchi Friends today, since I have some days off to enjoy them.
I go in with an open mind and heart. On the whole, I was grateful for another opportunity to go out into stores and buy a Tamagotchi without having to wait for it to be shipped from a place far away. No matter what happens, I am happy to introduce these two as the newest members of my virtual pet collection.
The Tamagotchi Friends has a very Tama-Go feel to it. Admittedly, I didn't spend too much time playing with the TMGO but it was enough to where I had a pretty good handle on it.
So I placed new batteries in each unit (different way to put in batteries...interesting...more difficult, actually) and started them both up. As expected, the sound quality took me by surprise, and not necessarily in a good way. However, I looked past that because game play was what I was most interested in learning about.
Starting off, one may choose which egg to hatch: heart egg, spotted egg, and striped egg. On my stars TF, I chose the heart egg, which later hatched a boy, and on my blue gem TF, I chose the spotted egg, which hatched a girl. So far so good for marriage purposes.
The graphics are alright. Definitely more difficult to photograph than the color Tamagotchis but I can work with it. After adjusting the contrast, I can see things a little better. The TF features the same 4-scale black and white screen that the TMGO has.
The babies aren't too needy during this stage. It's the standard 1-hour baby stage before they evolve into toddlers. The boy evolved into Turtletchi and the girl evolved into Petithanatchi.
I do like it that the P's characters are featured on the TF.
I tried the bump feature also. Definitely interesting. Looks like one of the main objectives of the game play of the TF is to collect jewelry to unlock more games and such. One can do that either by purchasing the jewelry through the store or through bumping and thereby earning the jewelry pieces. There's a limit of 5 bumps per day.
Not sure how I feel about the lack of clothes, accessories, items, and other things that were featured on previous Tamagotchi versions. On the one hand, I find it refreshing because with my schedule, I usually don't have time to collect and use the multitude of items available. On the other hand, I'm a little disappointed that these features aren't available in general. So in sum, I guess I could say that I don't mind either way, that I'm indifferent? In any case, I'm going to keep an open mind, as I've mentioned before. It's always exciting to try out a new Tamagotchi.
I don't know how long I'll log my TF but I'll just go with the flow for now. Hope you'll continue to follow along with me. More updates to come!
Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:26 PM
Greetings, dear readers! Hope you all have been doing well.
The weather was beautiful and bright, so Clark took this opportunity to head on over to the matchmaker. You're never too old to find love! There was Lois 2.0 waiting for him. Don't they make a cute couple? They had a baby boy, who will bypass the toddler and teen stages altogether (this is what happens when two Oldies get married) and evolve into Oyajitchi. More on that later.
Since it's a clear day, Baby Boy wasted no time in getting all the happy signs to fill up the meter.
He also planted a tree out in the garden.
Nothing much going on with my guy and gal at the moment but I expect they'll evolve later on today. For now, they'll just wave "hi" and look cute.
Thanks for stopping by! Until we meet again.
Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:47 PM
The baby boy evolved into an adult, Oyajitchi, after an hour of care, as predicted.
He visited TamaTama Market to buy some more items, such as omurice (reminds me of Rooftop Price...cookies for you if you know what I mean! ), a meal item that fills 2 hungry bowls instead of 1, and a yellow transit ticket so my character can travel to different locations.
Oyajitchi can't use the omurice right now because all the hunger bowls are filled. Guess that leaves the yellow transit ticket. Where will he go?
First stop, the amusement park, where he went on a ride that made him dizzy!
The yellow transit ticket also opens up another location, TamaDepa! Presently, Oyajitchi does not have enough Gotchi Points to purchase the many expensive items there, but maybe next time. If it's a clear night tonight, Oyajitchi can try for his final happy item, the shooting star, and thus be able to visit the Gotchi King for more Gotchi Points.
Friends visiting each other, having a meal and going to the park.
They should evolve into teens soon.
Thanks for checking in! Stay tuned...
Posted 29 August 2014 - 10:28 PM
Oyajitchi ended up getting the last happy item, the shooting star, and so he was granted access to Gotchi King's castle. Hooray for more Gotchi Points!
Just when I was wondering when they were going to evolve, they did just that! My guy evolved into Cosmotchi and my gal evolved into Neotchi.
Mail call! I received my purple Kimiko the Fosterling in the mail.
Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!
Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:06 PM
Oyajitchi gets an early start to the day and prepares for a visit to the matchmaker. However, the weather prevented him from making a trip to Tama Town. There goes his tree too. Next chance I get, I'm going to purchase the tree growth serum from Tama Depa. Gotta get more items from those trees!
Nothing much else going on with him for the rest of the day. Besides, I had another shift this night so I was asleep for the rest of the day until I went to work.
More bumping for Cosmotchi and Neotchi. The jackpot occurrence was new! Each character earned Gotchi Points rather than jewelry. Nice to mix it up every once in a while.
Later on, they evolved into adults: the boy into Knighttchi, and the girl into Pianitchi.
Also, I came home to this the next morning after my shift: a PC pack V4.5 and a peacock V4.5. Didn't have this version for my collection yet and they were good deals. Slowly filling in the gaps.
Thanks for stopping by! More to come soon.
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Posted 08 September 2014 - 09:26 PM
They're pictures of my +C. Most of the TF pictures I took were of the same thing so I just decided not to post them again.
Oyajitchi married Meidotchi and they had a baby girl, who eventually evolved into Sakuramotchi. Then my batteries in my +C ran out and so for the past few days, my +C's been effectively on pause.
I already posted these in the "Mail" topic but here's an update on some of the purchases I've made.
Crochet covers from Carleesi:
Entama designs I've wanted for ages:
The Crystal Snow Nano design:
Made a trip to my local TRU to check out the figurine situation. Ended up just buying the Dream School Classmates set with Mametchi (on the right).
A V4 design I've had before:
I've got a big batch coming from Yahoo Japan Auctions soon and I'm very excited about everything I'll be receiving.
More to come later. Thanks for reading!
Posted 09 September 2014 - 08:08 PM
Well, Sakuramotchi enjoyed her day. I helped her plant a new tree to get more free items. She used the tree-growing serum to make it grow faster. Lo and behold, an item we don't yet have - bows!
Just as I was wondering when she was going to evolve into a teen (since the batteries ran out and I had my +C on "pause" for the past few days...I lost track of evolution time) she evolved into Chamametchi.
That's all that's going on with my +C for now.
Mail call! Just received this V3. I love this design!
In other news, my big batch of items from Japan is on its way! Can't wait to show it off!
Thanks for reading! More to come later.
Posted 10 September 2014 - 05:05 AM
Chamametchi earned her last happy sign. Since it was fairly late, the visit to Gotchi King's Castle had to wait.
That's all for today. I work the next couple of nights but I'll have my +C running in the background and will take pictures when I can for my next updates. See you soon!
Posted 23 September 2014 - 09:47 AM
Hello, fellow TamaTalkers, and happy autumn! My updates seem to be coming very sporadically, which makes me kind of sad, but my schedule has been pretty hectic (what's new? ) and so priorities need to be made. This past week was annual competencies (exams, if you will) at the hospital so I was hitting the books again to review for skills demonstrations. I passed with flying colors, of course. Work has been humming along quite steadily; we didn't see the typical summer slump with our census and I suspect it had to do with the hotter/drier weather than usual, which tends to aggravate most heart and lung conditions. The cooler weather and shorter days are definitely a welcome sight. It's always fun coming back here to catch up with you all, especially after long work weeks. Of course, I'm excited along with everyone else about the 4U release and so I figured I'd try and ease back into logging mode again in preparation for that.
For brevity's sake, I'm going to try and keep these updates short and sweet, just because I haven't updated in almost a couple of weeks now and I've got a bunch of pictures all over the place that, for some reason, don't have time stamps on them. Yikes! I'll do my best to remember what happened.
Well, with my patchy care in between work, it wasn't a surprise that Chamametchi evolved into Marotchi, the bad care character among the odd-generation female characters. The stormy weather prevented her from visiting the matchmaker as planned but she eventually made it there, and married Shimashimatchi. They had a baby girl, who evolved into the toddler, Memepetchi.
I thought I was on the right track when she later evolved into the good care teen, Chamametchi but I eventually got Makiko, the bad care character among the even-generation female characters. Better luck next time, I suppose. This is what I get for not pausing my Tamagotchis while I'm working.
When the time came, Makiko went to the matchmaker and married Kuromametchi. They had a baby girl, who evolved into Sakuramotchi, since we're on the odd generation now. I currently have Ichigotchi on my +C. I haven't a clue about what adult I'll get because I've lost track of care misses! We'll see who she evolves into soon enough.
In other news, I received, on September 13 (4 days after the package was posted...I love EMS shipping), my big batch of items from Japan that I mentioned. I'm happy to introduce the newest members of my virtual pet collection:
From left to right -
Top row: a Tamagotchi-themed box for my loose Tamagotchis, another Store Deka for my collection, My Sapling by Sega, two Chibis (I'll probably just keep the white one)
Middle row: a milk tea-styled Akai, another blue TMGC+C (a backup in case my current one stops working...I love it that much ), another EXILE TMGC+C (the more elusive red version) to join my white one, a milky blue/pink iD, a Ciao Uratama, the Swimming Entama
Bottom row: Tama Suku (probably won't keep this one), Watermelon Entama with its accessories, and a Famitama
Last, but not least, I received another present that day: my Hello Kitty pedometer
Also, I finally upgraded my phone to a Samsung Galaxy S5! Just in time for the 4U release. My old phone was NFC-equipped but it was on its last leg.
Thanks for stopping by, all you awesome people! See you next time!
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Posted 01 October 2014 - 08:36 AM
Before going any further, I'd like to give a warm shout-out to Carleesi, who has always been a kind and enthusiastic supporter (not to mention, a great crocheter...seriously, check out her work in her signature! I've bought from her on a couple of occasions and have always been satisfied with our transactions). I hope you continue to enjoy reading.
We were with Ichigotchi where we last left off. The weather had been stormy lately, so she couldn't go outside to play or go to the store. She eventually evolved into Marotchi, again (the trend of bad care characters continues...sorry, guys).
When the time came and weather permitted, she went to the matchmaker and Kuchipatchi was there waiting for her!
They had a baby girl.
After this, I was a little lax on pictures due to work and other things but the little girl evolved into the toddler, Memepetchi (since we were on the even generation). Then came Ichogotchi because I had care misses...then came Makiko (I promise I'll do better next time! ). The weather finally brightened up during the past few days so I took the opportunity to fill up the happy bar completely and make the trip to Gotchi King's castle to earn some extra Gotchi Points.
I'll stop here for now because I've got to hit the sack soon in preparation for my shift tonight.
I work the next couple of days but I'll be checking in when I can. You'll definitely hear it from me when all my 4U swag comes in the mail. It's all just sitting in a facility a mere 3 hours away from me! I'm anticipating the big arrival to be either while I'm at work on Thursday (which would actually be fine because they'll leave that blasted "We missed you!" slip and I can go pick it up on my day off this Friday) or on Friday, my day off. I'll be logging my two 4Us as soon as I am able!
I'm also thinking of hosting a Halloween hatch soon when it gets closer to Halloween. We'll see!
Also, I got this in the mail a few days ago. I'm interested in trying out the Aquapalz/Anipalz line, just because I've heard a lot of good things about a lot of the pets. First one I got is the tropical fish.
Thanks for checking in! Until next time!
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Posted 05 October 2014 - 09:05 AM
On my +C, we left off with Makiko. She went to the matchmaker and married Mametchi. They had a baby girl.
For a while, I was able to keep up pretty well with care and whatnot (I got Sakuramotchi for the toddler stage, and Chamametchi for the teen stage), but I must have gotten more care misses than I expected because I ended up with Marotchi again!
After this, I decided I'm either going to run my +C in the background or tab it up because I wanted to start up my 4Us, and there's no way I can handle 3 with my schedule!
Before I move along, I want to share that these came in the mail a little while back:
My package from HLJ with my 4U swag actually arrived to my home on October 2 (a mere 4 days after it was shipped) but as expected, I missed it because I was working. So on my day off this past Friday, after an unusually long 18-hour (usual is 12 hours) shift, I picked up the package from the post office but wasn't able to start up my 4Us until Saturday (needed to catch up on sleep!).
Even then, because of how busy I was this weekend, I wasn't able to fully explore the functions of the 4U, only taking pictures and watching insight videos when I could, mostly on the go. In short and in the interest of time, I would like to conclude with simply introducing the newest additions to my virtual pet family, and this Thursday (at the very earliest), I'll post more pictures/videos, and experiment with the NFC connection using my Samsung Galaxy S5.
Since I was on the go, I had them tucked safely in the crochet covers Carleesi made me. Gotta protect my investments!
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned...
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Posted 09 October 2014 - 10:26 PM
Hi, dear TamaTalkers! I'm back (finally!) for my Tamagotchi 4U update. I've got the next 4 nights off (a rare treat) so I'll slowly catch you up with all that's been going on. I figured I'd take more time and do a more lengthy update, considering this is my log's 500th post! What better way to celebrate than to post about the 4U? I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank you, awesome readers, for sticking by me these last few years I've had this log going. Hope you continue to enjoy it!
This post will cover the events occurring on Saturday, October 4. I was on the go this day so I didnt have the chance to get down into the nitty gritty of it all. These are just my first thoughts.
Last time, I started off with the introduction of the newest members of my virtual pet family. As you have already seen, I have the blue (of course ) and white shells. Interesting thing about the 4U is that no matter the color shell you get, all of the backs are white. Different design choice there. I also like the fact that they're about the same build as the TMGC+C.
Feeling super excited and handling everything with care, I opened the packaging (with my husband looking on amusingly) for the Tamagotchis and the face plates. The Tamagotchis themselves are pretty, especially the blue, since the shell is metallic. The face plates are stunning and vibrant with color. For a thin piece of plastic that pops off very easily, it's surprisingly sturdy. I had to try them on for size immediately. I'm debating whether or not I should change the way I edit the dimensions for my pictures. Usually, I zoom right in to where you just see the screen (so the shell isn't usually seen), but I can't deny how nice the face plates look on camera and can't resist showing them off! I'll play around with it. I guess it all depends on the situation and whether or not I have enough time for the extra editing.
Now that the initial cosmetic thoughts are out of the way, let's get into some of the content! I caught the hatching sequence on camera for one of my 4Us (the one that hatched the female) just because I thought it would be fun and I haven't uploaded a video to my Youtube channel in a while (sorry about the background noise...I was watching a movie at the same time). On a side note, I want to thank my subscribers. I didn't think I'd have any, considering I only occasionally upload videos, and very amateur ones at that, so much appreciation to you.
The sequence is lengthier than on previous versions and more of a delightful celebration. I hatched a girl on my blue 4U, and a boy on my white 4U. I'm not familiar with the character names yet. I'm still learning my way around a lot with the 4U because I'm just now catching up on a lot of the threads, videos, translation guides, etc.
Though the letter/character entry process is admittedly tedious, I'm so glad that the Roman alphabet is available on the 4U. By the way, this is the male character that was hatched.
I also got a video of my gal misbehaving during meal time. It happens closer to the end of the video. I was still experimenting and didn't know what to expect.
Of course, when I was starting out, I was just doing everything for the pure discovery and fun of it all. I hadnt read up on the matters of training, nor was I familiar with all the menu options, so I didnt know to discipline. Im still learning, so bear with me! I do like it that the 4U has the option to train your character to use the potty, brush its teeth, clean up, etc.
Im loving the cute animations on the 4U!
So on the way to where I was going, I played around with the NFC connection on my Galaxy S5. Didnt quite get the hang of it then but I managed to get my 4U to register my phone, as evidenced by the following animation. Sorry about the shaky photos from here on out. Like I said, I was on the go. Another difference on the 4U is that the text in the speech bubbles now scrolls like a marquee. Wish I could read whats being said!
Managed to catch one training opportunity, though I didnt know how to correctly handle it at the time. I thought I simply had to send him to the bathroom before the poo dropped but I later learned that he also needed to be praised.
This is about all I had time for on October 4. Ill be back with more of my discoveries soon. Thanks for reading!
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 08:47 PM
Where did I leave off? Oh yes, I was derping around with my 4U because I was experimenting and that was before I had read up on translation guides, tips, tricks, and such for the 4U. As a result, my characters we not trained properly.
For example, I attempted potty-training but didn't praise nor catch them all so no wonder the skill wasn't earned! The animations are adorable nonetheless.
In the following days, I learned several things:
I thought that disciplining after your character misbehaves during mealtime was a skill but it looks like it's just a fun feature more than anything.
The appearance of the house and garden changes the more you connect via NFC. Here's a picture of how the house and garden looked starting out (again, I love the animations):
I obtained my first adult characters: Spaceytchi and Neenetchi. I have no idea where they stand on the growth chart but I take it they're bad-care characters because I don't feel like I did a particularly good job at taking care of them.
I also successfully transferred over some items and characters from the app.
The games are fun! The first game is a bowling game and you try to stop the arrow on the meter. The higher it is, the greater the power of the throw, and the more pins you knock down. The second game involves dodging asteroids.
To be continued...
Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:17 PM
Didn't know it at the time, but it appears I missed the training opportunities to get my characters to clean up after themselves too because this appeared on the screen and I had to prompt him to clean (when they're trained, they do it themselves).
Eventually, I also learned that when you go outside during the day, you get the opportunity to demonstrate your character-specific skill but you have to had gone to school and have the right items in order to succeed, otherwise you just earn the minimum 50 Gotchi Points.
It was Memetchi's birthday on October 10. There are a couple of animations (at least that I took note of), one at 8:30 am and again at 1:30 pm. I wish they showed the character whose birthday is being celebrated because I was confused for a second before the birthday card was shown, and it would be nice to know whose birthday it is without having to look it up.
Before I move along with more 4U updates, can't forget about my +C running in the background! I had a boy at this time, and he had evolved into Young Mametchi.
In other news, I received the prototype V5.5 I won! I love how pearly white the shell is and how, when it catches the light, it's also an iridescent purple all around. Very interesting!
I'll stop here for now. Thanks for reading! I'll be back soon!
P.S. Want to participate in a hatch? Join the A Spooktacular Tamagotchi Hatch (Version 2.0)!
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