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When you were younger, what stuff did you do to Tamas that you regret now?

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PoesRaven

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:17 PM ( #18 )

Hmm... I was a model tama caregiver until i hit the explorer point of my life [9-12], where I would take apart my virtual pets and tamagotchis to see the insides and switch around buttons and what not. Sadly I didn't know a thing about putting them back together so I still have some empty tama shells laying around. Also [even to this day] when I get a bad character [maskitchi, the ninja or any ugly characters I don't like] I purposelessly ignore it and mistreat it, of course I feel bad but... I just can't help it... especially when I take good care of them and they turn out hideous...

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:19 PM ( #19 )

sorry for the double... triple post... computer glitched.

Edited by PoesRaven, 08 December 2011 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:20 PM ( #20 )

ignore

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:24 PM ( #21 )

Oh gosh... well most of my tamas never die, but this past week has been all Pause Pause Pause (Hate you Finals <_<) I've had two deaths in the last month because of all the stress. One was by THINKING it was paused but not really, the other was by my mothers hand. :[ but I knew a girl who would just throw her tama around. if she got upset the poor tama got the full brunt of her rage. she'd get mad at me cuz I would always get Meme/Mimitch like characters and she'd get Gozaru/Masktchi. She'd always get upset and wonder why her stupid tama would never be good. I would tell her you have to be good back. and she'd just laugh. :{ sad. so sad... I remember I would have my lovely V4 on a lanyard and she'd have the "coolest" "newest" tama, she'd be disgusted seeing my "old" tama. she was just following the crowd y'know? but seriously, it's sad.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:04 AM ( #22 )

Oh, boy.
Let's see...debugging my V3 was one. When I was younger, I thought that it was cool. It's not. When I put a new battery in it about a week ago, just to see if it still worked, it was really painful to watch the hyperspeed mode and watch the Tamagotchi get sick and die. There were literally tears coming out of my eyes.
Then there was another time I tried to replace the screen-thingy in a V4, but messed up and half of the actual pixels on the screen were gone. Luckily, I have two V4s and I didn't dare mess with the other one. *hugs Togetchi*

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:02 PM ( #23 )

Hmm... I was a model tama caregiver until i hit the explorer point of my life [9-12], where I would take apart my virtual pets and tamagotchis to see the insides and switch around buttons and what not. Sadly I didn't know a thing about putting them back together so I still have some empty tama shells laying around. Also [even to this day] when I get a bad character [maskitchi, the ninja or any ugly characters I don't like] I purposelessly ignore it and mistreat it, of course I feel bad but... I just can't help it... especially when I take good care of them and they turn out hideous...


The explorer point of MY life was 8-9. It's definitely over now (I'm 10).

I've tried to debug 2 Tamas: my V3, and my V6. The V6 happened to be my fourth ever Tama and I can never forget Jack, the Tarakotchi I got on it, so his grave will be in a cardboard pyramid with his death story written in real hieroglyphics on the walls and his name in hieroglyphics in gold metallic pen on the floor.

Debugging doesn't really count as Tama cruelty. It's just, well, debugging. And anything accidental doesn't count either. What counts is what my brother does, like leaving his V5 at home unpaused on purpose when he goes to school (and coming back to find a dead Ninja Family :P ). My friend leaves hers unpaused at home by accident about once every three days, and that doesn't count because she's really busy in the morning so no wonder she forgets to pause her V5.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:52 PM ( #24 )

To tell the truth, every single cream or spray that's been put in my room has gone on Tamas and soft toys and it hasn't hurt any of them any more than a bowl of water. (When I got this one soft toy dolphin called Misty at a funfair when I was six, I gave it a long bath as soon as I got home and that permanently made it an un-soft toy. It feels more like a carpet). The only things that hurt my Tamas are plane rides (going on holiday tomorrow, 15 Tamas coming with me, in a sellotaped cardboard box with my pyjamas wrapped around it), debugging and most importantly, me (in the past of course).

As for your resetting V5, sakura-san, it has a glitch called the bump glitch. My Tamas have experienced this twice, and my friend's V5 did too and I saw it, and to be completely honest, all those three Tamas broke. 2 were brand new V5s and one was a very badly treated old V6. This glitch can be caused by very minor falls, since larger falls will break the Tama instantly. It may not break your Tama; if your V5 has survived a week with keeping resetting itself, it's got a really minor bump glitch that probably won't break it. (Note: I am quite sure this is true. It's happened to three of my Tamas.)

All I can say to you guys is, ten and eleven year olds don't deserve such a bad reputation for Tama abuse. We're better nowadays :D

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To reply to your paragraph about V5's, i don't actually remember dropping it. I probably did though. It has survived all this time though, i have had this v5 since the time of release (can't remember what year that was)
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:40 PM ( #25 )

I was in my late teens when Tamas came out. I never tortured or experimented on them. Other VPets weren't so lucky.

I had that Creatures game on my computer and I used to torture those things all the time. Once one said it hated me when I was trying to be nice and cure it's illness, so I killed it on purpose.

Black and White was a computer God game where you had a giant creature as a helper. You could train it, but I mostly smacked it around and made it eat it's own poo.

I took apart a few robotic pets because I was curious about how they worked. I don't really feel bad about the Furby, but I feel terribly guilty about the two I-Cybie dogs, the Tekno puppy and the Poo-Chi. I still have the Poo-Chi's head and it still works amazingly enough. I'd love to have all these still intact now. Robotic dogs are my favorite type of VPet and it makes me sad to think I once took some apart.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:43 PM ( #26 )

Haha, lots of awesome stories here.
I bought my first Tama when I was 14, it was a Connection V1. I didn't mistreat it, but I'm pretty sure I got bored of it after and month, and it probably died sitting on my shelf. Oh well.
When I was younger, around 5 or 6, I LOVED the Nano Kitties and Nano Dogs. I mistreated them horribly. XD I used to scratch off the buttons, I'd let them die all the time, because they were only $5 and my mom would always just buy me a new one. Honestly, I can't even remember how many Nano Kitties I went through. I had green ones, purple ones, orange ones, everything. Why did I even need so many? XD XD

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:47 PM ( #27 )

If I had my way I'd have Nano and Giga Puppies in every color and variety available. Of course, I collect dog VPets obsessively.

As I said earlier I was never mean to my Tamas. My nano puppy however was downright spoiled. I miss that little guy so badly.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 04:25 PM ( #28 )

I understand what's so cute about VPet dogs, since I have Nintendogs. I could never mistreat them! And even if I did do a little experiment on some dog I wasn't attached to really, it would affect the dogs I DO like and I couldn't have that. I'm definitely away from my days of Tama abuse, whew.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:38 PM ( #29 )

Oh yes, Nintendogs. I loved Nintendogs. I wish my DS hadn't broken so I could still play it. As a general rule I don't think VPets that only exist on a computer game like the Creatures I mentioned above are true VPets which is why I can do horrible things to them, but I am simply incapable of harming any dog VPet no matter what form it takes and Nintendogs were no exception. I treated my Nintendogs like kings. They're so realistic you'd have to be a complete monster to abuse them.
If you like Nintendogs you may want to check out Wappy Dog. It's a similar concept to Nintendogs but it comes with an actual robot dog VPet that interacts with the game. I bought this despite not having a working DS. The dog is still interactive without the game but I'm thinking seriously of scrounging up the cash to buy another DS just so I can play with this dog.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:33 AM ( #30 )

I took my v3 into a hot tub with me. I thought putting it on the edge of the tub and leaving it there would be fine. Except it baked in the sun and thus the battery became useless so I had to get a new battery. And the little Tamatchi or whatever I had died because the tama went all dysfunctional before I got the new battery.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:47 PM ( #31 )

i debugged my first ever tama, wish i never had done that.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:33 AM ( #32 )

one of my best freinds said that he smashed two of them when he was little :[
he says he wished he haddent

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:50 AM ( #33 )

I got my first tamagotchi literally when I was 6 and it was the first ever tamagotchi in like 1997 I believe, I got two. I didn't mistreat them on purpose but I'd forget them and leave them completely surrounded by poop so it couldn't move and it got sick. I think I accidently killed so many but now I'm being super careful, when I wake up the first thing on my mind is feed my tama <3.

I stuck rhinestones all over my V5 and it looks so pretty <3. Waiting for my Tama -Go and figures to be shipped from America and also my Music star. I really regret leaving my tama V1's at home cos I can't play with them here....

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:48 PM ( #34 )

Haha, I'm the exact same way now. When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is check on my Tama and feed him. :3 You'll love the Tama-Go, it's a super fun version! And I love making custom faceplates, the one I have on now is so awesome. Sometimes when I'm out with my friends, I'll realize I have forgotten my Tama, and make up some excuse to go back home so I can feed it to make sure he doesn't die. XD It's actually hilarious, I'll be like "I need to run home and grab my... laptop... and charger.... yeah...." *desperately runs home to feed Tama* XD