Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:29 AM
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Subject: Tamatown Down
Category: Comments regarding our web sites
This is a Complaint
Please fix Tamatown!! It says "Username and Password do not match" on the login screen, and when I try to make a new account, it says im stuck on the print page. I want to redeem items from my Gotchi Figures. I'm unhappy.
I have a feeling that Bandai is updating the site! They wouldn't just crack it down for no reason, and we're not recieving any news from L.I.F.E either!
Sorry, I just have this feeling that they're updating the site. Maybe adding new servers!
I'm feelin' positive...
Edited by tamatown123, 30 September 2012 - 01:18 AM.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 01:15 PM
Think about it... There are plenty of other franchises for Bandai to milk now- such as Ben 10 and Thundercats, to name some of the most popular at this time. Logically a large business like Bandai will milk the cash cow that produces the most milk, and Tamagotchi probably isn't one of them anymore.
By now, we don't even know if Bandai America still has the data for the old versions of TamaTown, and it's unlikely that staff will want to go to the trouble of re-tweaking the newer TT if so little people will use it. It's not only a hassle for them, but I'm pretty sure running these sites costs money and Bandai America are probably not looking for a loss any time soon.
And, arguably, Tamagotchi's popularity has decreased significantly in recent years (new technology, fans "growing out of it", gimmicks putting old fans off) and, compared to the fanbase within Japan, fans in the US and in Europe are pretty low. You can tell me the people on this forum prove otherwise (hey, I'm still a fan), but the popularity today is nowhere near as high as it was in the day.
Alongside all of that, practically all of these emails people are getting are practically copypasta. Bandai either know we're upset and genuinely can't get the data back, are working on other things (hence, no time for TT) and/or don't care. Like SailorRosette already said, emailing is probably futile- and going to their headquarters will probably make us look like pests more than anything else.
Sorry for my negativitiy; I just think these things happen, and there had to be a day where the sites would come to an end. Shame it was so soon since I too am here because I couldn't log in.
Edited by 0Eshap0, 29 September 2012 - 01:46 PM.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:17 PM
TamaTown Music City might be done or down... but at least the others seem to work.
That would make so much sense to have taken too much memory for the volume of users on the website. Since both Music Stars and the Tama-Go seem good in their own way... The Music City (To me) never seemed that entertaining. I have tried each part multiple times, with multiple chances... I am not that big on what was Music City.
To put it simple... What is going on is unknown. I believe they are focusing on what we all hope to be the next "Big Tamagotchi"
Music City might come back, but it could be getting a great overhaul to the next big thing.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:38 AM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:09 AM
Edited by tamatown123, 30 September 2012 - 07:11 AM.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:25 AM
I have 2 friends here that were never able to get on before, and I thought it would be cool if we could all meet up there once.
Didn't someone say some site is working? Like an old one or European version? Is there any tama sites that work?
I find it funny that I am always a fan of the things that aren't so popular. I really get what 0Eshap0 said. I am really hoping one day tamagotchis can make a come back. The thing I miss most is seeing them in stores. Back when I could handle them and decide what color I want, pay for them at a reasonable price, ect.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:55 AM
and i saw that alot of people sended messages to bandai and they got same replay = automatic/same replay which i call it machine response,
so i see that we should keep sending messages to them and make/force them to give us useful response.and we have to be alot or they wont care and they already dont.
i think alot agree that tamagotchi device (any version) is useless without the town site
i hope it will be solved soon,god be with us.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:27 AM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:38 AM
For anyone that would like to try, here is a link to it if you can't find it: http://www.tamagotchieurope.com/
I would agree that not having the website may diminish the fun of Tamagotchis for those who have used it before, but I'd really disagree that it makes them useless. You can still earn most of the items through the shop and the built-in games are still relatively effective ways to earn money, albeit with a bit more patience.
What about Ver. 1 and 2 which didn't have the websites? As a kid, I remember them being almost as popular, if not just as popular as 3-5.
EDIT: Did this a few days ago, but is the distribution of the music in TamaTown allowed? I decided to record the music for personal use only (incase the European site also goes down- I love the music), though I'm happy to share the wav files if it's allowed at all.
Edited by 0Eshap0, 09 October 2012 - 09:13 AM.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:00 PM
I would really like to know what they have in plans. I am starving to know what tama life is and what is going on in tamatown. This long, I would hope its something nice and juicy.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:30 PM
Please let me know if any of the websites is working.
Thank you *****
Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:58 PM
Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:30 PM
some problems too:
1-tamagotchi is not cheap in my country to buy another version
2-some said European server work good in some versions if i want to use it in European server than i will have to try using proxy and people say its dangerous if for free because it might be hack
my point of view anyway that tamagotchi should be device and using site wiith it so one down(site) half of the fun down for me so i hope they will fix the site soon.
Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:14 PM
Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:35 PM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:48 AM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:58 PM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:39 PM
You know, servers and programming aren't free. Nobody would bother with this. Plus bandai would sue them.
Servers aren't free, but they can be rather affordable.
As for Bandai suing; That is a possibility, but if you look at all the private WoW servers out there, you can see that the likeliness of that might not be too high, it all depends on how serious Bandai is about keeping illegal private servers off the web. If they're anything like Disney, then no one should bother.
My boyfriend could probably host a private server if he got a hold of all the coding and what-not, but he probably wouldn't want to take the risk of being sued.
Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:22 AM