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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:12 AM ( #86 )

I've decided to retire my P's for a bit. My V5 is still active but when I get whatever Tama I decide to order Friday I'll probably retire them too and concentrate on raising the new Tama. I've been thinking about moving my V5 on to the next generation but I'll probably keep them as is until their temporary retirement.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:21 PM ( #87 )

I'm sitting at my computer desk engrossed in reading stuff online when I hear a plop. My V5 had apparently dropped a steamer. Oh to be a Tamagotchi. You can poop wherever you want and someone else has to pick it up.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:27 AM ( #88 )

Last night I started missing having my P's active so I put batteries back in. He's doing well. Still a Kutchipatchi. Still demanding that I spend money for every meal rather than feed him the free stuff. But he's worth it.

 

My V5 Tamas are also doing well. They're still adults.

 

I borrowed my V5's battery temporarily to test Grimlock, my Reptile scale V3. He doesn't work.. I didn't figure he would. Still I consider him crippled, not dead and like any crippled being he should be allowed to have a full life. He will still travel with me and my other Tamas, watch TV and other activities.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:24 AM ( #89 )

I didn't update yesterday because I was sick. I went to lay down for an hour but I ended up sleeping too long and my poor P's had two notches missing from his hunger and happiness meters when I woke up. My V5 has been paused since yesterday. I need to unpause him. I'm hoping I can order a new Tama or two tomorrow.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:23 AM ( #90 )

When my P's woke up this morning he was filthy. He looked like he'd been rolling in poop. Into the tub he went and now he is clean. Strangely, his happiness meter dropped lower than it ever has today. I had to let him play with items three times before it was full again.

 

I just now unpaused my V5. Nothing has changed with them.

 

 

Last night I was thinking up ways a new version of Tamagotchi could be improved. I still think it is idiotic how handheld pets seem to have been replaced by things like Furby. There's still so much untapped potential. For example, what about a Tamagotchi that could learn your name and call you by it. What I mean is it would "speak" in a tonal language. Still beeping, but changing tones. It would have voice recoginition and you could tell it your name. It would repeat the name in it's own beeping, tonal language and that way you'd know what it sounds like when it said your name. From then on instead of beeping it would call you by name. Sony's Aibo robots could do this. Considering how much computing power is packed into pocket size cell phones I don't see why this couldn't be implemented in a Tamagotchi the size of a P's or a little bigger. The voice recognition would have other uses too. You could call it to you, causing the Tama to come right up to the screen. You could use it to praise the Tama or offer encouragement. You could tell the Tama to do certain things and it'd do so. Adding voice recognition wouldn't be a problem. Micropets had it and they were much smaller than a P's. Handheld pets are still viable. It just takes a little creativity.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:23 AM ( #91 )

I just bought two new Tamagotchis. A pink, clear V1 and a Zebra striped V3. I plan to activate the V1 as soon as it gets here. It's name will be Fizzgig. The Zebra Striped Tama's name will probably be Ludo.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:12 AM ( #92 )

I finally got around to moving my P's on to the next generation. His new form is now a her. A pink blobby thing. This is the first time I've gotten a female. I plan to raise her as I normally would and see what happens. I'm not aiming for any specific character.

 

My zebra striped V3 has already shipped. I retired my V5 for awhile so I could use the battery for my V3 when it arrives. I also have a fresh one waiting for my V1. I hope to have my P's, V1 and V3 all going at once.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:47 PM ( #93 )

My P's is now a plant? Why a plant? Only Bandai knows I suppose. I kind of feel like I should be feeding her plant food now. But no, she still eats people ( and Tama ) food. This may be the strangest form any virtual pet I've ever owned has taken.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 04:14 PM ( #94 )

My zebra striped V3 is already on it's way to me. I am unsure about my clear pink V1. The last time I ordered anything off Ebay Paypal didn't exist and money orders were pretty much the only way to pay. This is all new to me. I have heard that sometimes sellers send stuff out without notifying you. Either that or the seller may be waiting till after the weekend to ship. I'm not too worried. The seller has good feedback.

 

My P's is still a plant. I'm trying to raise her primarily with charisma points just to see what happens. This is my Tama's first female incarnation. Due to a lot of research I have a decent idea on how to get various male characters. I decided not to research the female characters so that I can be surprised. Basically I'm just experimenting to see what happens. Not cruel experimentation of course. I don't even use care misses to get different characters. I don't like the idea. I prefer to treat a Tamagotchi as a pet and companion rather than a video game and one does not withhold care to pets who need it. But that's just my way. There's really no wrong way to raise a Tama.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:17 AM ( #95 )

This morning my P's evolved into a thing. She kind of looks like a butterfly now but I can't tell if those things on the side of her head are wings or ears. When she was an infant I developed an uncanny knack for checking her just before she was about to poop. I was able to prevent her from pooping on the floor all throughout infancy. Unfortunately as she aged I seem to have lost this power and she now regularly leaves steaming piles for me to clean up once again.

 

I finally got the shipping notice for my clear pink V1 so now both the Tamas I ordered on Ebay are on their way to me. They'll probably arrive sometime next week along with a horror novel I ordered on Amazon.

 

Oh, I just remembered. Last night I watched the first Ninja Turtles movie for the first time in a good ten years. Grimlock, my reptile scale Tamagotchi watched it with me. The movie brings back a lot of good memories. I saw it four times when it was in Theatres and only God knows how many times once it hit video. It's kind of special to me and I wanted to share it with one of my Tamas. My P's was out cold so I thought I'd let Grimlock watch with me. He's crippled ( doesn't work ) but I still like to share experiences with him to let him know he hasn't been forgotten and that he's still loved.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:40 AM ( #96 )

I figured I'd try to post pics of the Tamas I bought on Ebay.

 

 

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My zebra striped V3. This one's name will be Ludo.

 

 

 

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My clear pink V1. This one will be named Fizzgig.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 10:45 AM ( #97 )

Today I received my zebra striped V3, Ludo.

 

I had a heck of a time getting him started. It's been a long time since I've raised a V3. I plopped the battery in and got an egg. The egg wasn't pulsating as they normally do and after about 5 minutes of waiting for him to hatch I realized I needed to reset him. After doing so Ludo was activated. Keeping him happy was a bit tricky. the last two Tamas I raised, the V5 and the P's, could be kept happy by playing with items. But with the V3 you have to play the game. So no instant happiness with this one. The note catch game is fun but time consuming. You have to get kind of far to fill a happiness heart. I spent about an hour watching him constantly. He finally entered the child stage and I was able to take a bit of a break. He is now a happy little blob thing.

 

My P's is still the same as she was during my last log. Still healthy and happy.



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Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:24 AM ( #98 )

I've retired my P's for a bit. The V3 is more of a handful than I remembered and I expect the V1 to be the same. I want to concentrate on raising those two.

 

The P's and V5 have spoiled me. They were much easier to care for because the happiness meter could be filled by using items and you didn't have to pump them full of snacks to get them to play games. With the V3 you have to play a fairly time consuming game in order to fill a happiness heart. Catching the notes is fun, but it's also easy to screw up if your attention drifts for even a second. And you have to get fairly far to fill a heart. It's not hard, but it isn't as convenient as using an item to fill a heart like the V5 and P's.

 

I'm getting reacquainted with older model Tamas. It's been years since I last played with a V3 or V1. I'm having fun even if they aren't as easy to care for as the models I'm more used to. I'm hoping to buy at least one new Tama a month. I have never experienced the V2 or V4. I plan to avoid the music star altogether since I've heard that one can be a pain. Though someday I may give in and try one.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 03:47 PM ( #99 )

Today I got a strong urge to run a TamaGo, so I put some batteries in my white one. I've started where I left off with him but I'm unsure if I have a toddler, teen or adult. Methinks I need to check a growth chart. EDIT: After checking a growth chart I found out he is a teen. His training and friendship meters are full and he is a Kilalatchi.

 

Ludo, my zebra striped V3 is still the same. I remember the V3s taking longer to evolve than later versions so this isn't surprising. His training bar is nearly full. Today I was reading Creepy Pastas online when Ludo beeped for training. I jumped a foot in the air! Other than that there's not much to report.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:30 AM ( #100 )

My clear pink V1 just came in a few minutes ago. I'm in the process of getting her through her needy infant stage. So far the V1 is every bit as cool as I remembered it. The first Tama I really fell in love with was a purple V1 named Mecha. Purple wouldn't have been my first choice of color but that was when Connections had first come out. Pickings were slim and I had to take what Amazon had in stock. But now, because of my fond memories of Mecha. the purple V1 is one of my most wanted colors.

 

Making her happy is much easier than my V3.  All you need is three jumps on the hurdle game to fill a happy heart. I do believe the V1 is right up there with the P's as my favorite Tama model. I like the simplicity.

 

Ludo, my V3 became a Teen last night. he looks sort of like the original Mametchi sprite.  Not exactly though. right now he and my TamaGo are paused so that I can concentrate on getting Fizzgig past her needy stage.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 03:18 PM ( #101 )

I put my TamaGo up. The urge to run one vanished as quickly as it came. It's size made handling it and playing games uncomfortable. It's a shame too because the shoot the bug game is my favorite Tama Game ever. But spending a lot of time playing with the TamaGo hurt my hands.

 

I'm raising a V1 and V3 now. I love these guys. The early Connections were a success for a reason. They're a lot of fun. But there's one aspect I don't like. Discipline. I dislike having to punish my Tamas for calling out to me. It seems cruel. I have no problem praising them to cheer them up. I think that's a neat feature. I just wish you didn't have to scold them for wanting your attention. It would be like my dog coming up to me to be petted only for me to smack her. You don't punish a pet for wanting you to spend time with them. The very idea hurts my heart.  I much prefer the way the V5 handled it. They called for training and you gave it. No punishment involved. And if you don't discipline the V1 and V3 they grow into unhealthy characters. So it's like saying "I'm beating you but it's for your own good"

 

My Tamas take it in stride. They're healthy and happy. But having to punish them is a feature I'm glad they took out in later versions.



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:08 AM ( #102 )

My Tamas spent all of yesterday on pause as I was too sick to take care of them. The day before that I spent a lot of time connecting them to make them become friends. It took awhile. Ludo was doing all the work. He kept giving Fizzgig gifts and Fizzy gave him nothing. But now they're both good friends. Their friend meters are full. I don't plan to breed them. Ludo is way older than Fizzgig. He's a teen and Fizzy's still a toddler. They won't reach maturity at the same time. Besides I'm thinking about trying to raise Fizzgig into an oldie. Fizzgig's training is coming along fine. She's at the halfway point now. Ludo's training meter is full.






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