Hoky

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    I got Sylveon!

    ....which would be a lot cooler if I wasn't trying to get the Team Rocket Eevee. XD

  2. Y'know, I'm really liking the umi. Yeah, it's demanding (very), but there's really no other tama that has animations quite like this. They're smooth, responsive, the little bubbles that travel up the screen are neat, and it's actually fun to watch them swim around the screen. Mine is, unfortunately, very quiet, but it's still been a lot of fun to raise. I did turn the TamaOtch off for the moment though, as that, plus my Genjintch, plus the Umi was a bit too much. XD

    1. Kuchipetchi

      Kuchipetchi

      that bone game music on the genjintch is forever burnt into my head. i never forgot it.

    2. Hoky

      Hoky

      lol, yeah... my Umi is quiet, but my genjintch is one of the loudest vintage tamas I've ever owned. I like that his attention call out is kinda like a digitized Tarzan call. XD

  3. So wait, does candy/pausing affect the Genjintch really adversely? Out of the blue, my Dotetchi--who was at full hearts and 75% evolution meter--got mad, hopped on a space ship, and flew away! I hadn't gotten many care mistakes, and he was nowhere near normal tama death, but he didn't even make it to adult! What happened??

    1. Kuchipetchi

      Kuchipetchi

      I don't remember because its been about 5 years since i sold mine. but i didnt run it too long because it was so cryptic. mine kept de-evolving. i would look for an extensive guide if available

    2. Hoky

      Hoky

      I've looked mostly at the wiki, and while it mentions the de-evolving, it doesn't say anything about candy or pausing, and where it's very similar to the Mothra, I figured it was just going off the same rules. I'll see what else I can scrounge up, though!

  4. So the TamaOtch is... super weird. It's discipline meter goes DOWN over time, and no, not the Training meter, but the discipline one, too! The game is a slot machine that's just random dumb luck (thank goodness for snacks), and the training is time consuming. It's super unique, and I'm glad I'm trying it, but so much is just left up to random chance! Ah well.  It's definitely not my favorite so far, but it's somehow both low maintence and yet time consuming... We'll see what it looks like when it hits adult!
    In the meantime, my Genjintch evolved into Dotetchi, and he's pretty fun to watch as well:
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    He sticks his tongue out when he's happy. XD

    1. Kuchipetchi

      Kuchipetchi

      i miss my genjintch. always de-evolving!!

       

    2. Hoky

      Hoky

      Haven't run into that yet, but it does worry me. XD Isn't the teen phase super long, too?

  5. Got my Genjintch and Umi! Decided to run the Genjintch... it's weird! A little demanding, and you have to praise it for making pottery instead of disciplining it. Game is the same as the Morino, and the baby and toddler stages feel kinda digimon-y to me. I guess growth works kinda like Mothra, so it's a lot of familiar factors...
    But I mean, look at this guy! The shell is gorgeous! The red and yellow really look great with the two-tone brown details. AND LOOK AT HOW HAPPY THE LITTLE KUROMARUTCHI IS! So far, the sprites have had a ton of personality, and they're a lot of fun to watch. Top factors in a good tama for me. XD
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    Meanwhile, I'll start up the Umi next weekend when I have 3 days off from work to baby it... wish me luck!

    1. Knighttchi's Ballad

      Knighttchi's Ballad

      Congrats, Hoky! The Kuromarutchi looks so cute ^_^ I hear the Genjintchi can get really needy in its old age, so I hope you don't have too much trouble with it. I looked into getting a Gejintchi a while back and eventually dropped it from my list because it was pricey on Ebay and also didn't seem any more appealing than other tamas. Now I think I might buy any tama just to try it out XD

    2. Hoky

      Hoky

      JYW had this one for $36. Looks like they still have another one, too: https://japanyouwant.com/product/new-genjintchi-no-tamagotchi-bandai-japan-1998-2-5
      It's definitely more needy than my other vintage tamas - the hearts drain in a bit over an hour. Care is easy though since you can just spam A and eventually win the game, and you don't have to worry about weight like you do on a Morino. That said, the sprites seem to have the digimon animation programming, because they march across the screen and make expressions in the corner. We'll see how I feel about it once I've run a few generations, but so far I really like it!

    3. Knighttchi's Ballad

      Knighttchi's Ballad

      Thanks, Hoky! Since I got 6 Vpets on the way, I think I'll hold off on tamas for awhile XD

      I've heard about the Genjintchi's similarity to the Digimon animations and it's also the case for my Mothra. Just like the Mothra, the Genjintchi has a few secret characters, so you might see quite a few evolutions during your run :^)

  6. Got Gejitchi on my Morino! Man, I love all the characters on this thing. I managed to clean the speaker off a little more so it's loud enough to hear attacks coming, too!

  7. Man it's been just over a year since I truly got into Tamas and other V-pets, and it's been great. I'm never without one now, and there's so much I still have yet to try! Thanks to everyone here for being super kind and welcoming to this hobby. You've all been incredibly helpful and cool! :D

    1. Eggiweg

      Eggiweg

      happy tamanniversary duckplantman

  8. Itchin' to run my Osu/Mesu again...

  9. In my habit of revisiting things from my childhood, I have now also gotten into Dragon Dice. Oh man, such a fun game with so many dorky aspects.

  10. Well, I pulled my Meets out of my pocket and it was back on the clock set... looks like it somehow hard reset itself and I'm back to square one. =/ Bummer too, as  I had just bred a rightous duck-vampire with a wave pompadour. XD

    1. Penguin-keeper

      Penguin-keeper

      I've seen a thread on the forums reporting on this same problem. :( My Meets will be arriving soon, so it's a bit disappointing to hear multiple reports of this issue...

    2. Verklighet

      Verklighet

      Same here. :(

      Hopefully the March issued ones will not suffer from that issue.

    3. Hoky

      Hoky

      Eh, if it doesn't happen TOO often it won't bother me. :D

  11. I totally didn't know you could get twins on the Meets, but I did!

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    2. Hoky

      Hoky

      Super great. My favorite color tama, but that said, I haven't unlocked all the locations yet, nor have I gotten past gen 2. For some reason, it just feels more 'alive' to me.

    3. ~SkrillexGotchi~

      ~SkrillexGotchi~

      I might get the Meets and a Princess Spacey Ver. iD L and make a few JJBA logs involving them o:

    4. Verklighet

      Verklighet

      it sounds so exciting. i've luckily found my tamagotchis online to buy for a great price and will hopefully get them by christmas :)

  12. Got my meets! Pics up on the log. Had to stop mid-log to run to the store with my wife to buy lights for our Christmas tree, though. XD

    1. KidRetro64

      KidRetro64

      Yess! I can tell you I’m getting a purple magical version! I might do a log too!

  13. Just dawned on me that I've been back into tamas for just about a year now... man, I'm so happy I stumbled across a mini at a gamestop!

  14. Booting up the Uratama again... hopefully I don't get just Mame family this time. XD

  15. Starlink's pretty cool. Not sure if the toy ships are worth it, but they look great at least!

  16. Game season begins... passing up Soul Calibur VI for Starlink, though... we'll see how that goes.

    1. Knighttchi's Ballad

      Knighttchi's Ballad

      Ha ha, I recently learned serious gaming people get a little stressed over the holidays thinking of what to buy. Kinda funny that "near Halloween" immediately becomes "the Holidays" but I suppose it doesn't help I've been singing Christmas carols, snort.

    2. Hoky

      Hoky

      haha, it snowed her in MN on Sunday, and someone was blasting Christmas carols in the car behind me... man, I'm good on no Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving. XD

      And yeah, Oct-Nov is always game season. I might still get Soul Calibur since I sold a bunch of stuff to get Starlink, but Starlink's really fun so maybe I'll just play that until Red Dead Redemption II comes out.

    3. Knighttchi's Ballad

      Knighttchi's Ballad

      We got a few sparing flakes of snow today! I'd prefer somebody blasting Christmas carols over somebody blasting rap music any day :^) My family only really uses the radio to hear Christmas carols, anyway. Using your logic, it is perfectly acceptable for the Christmasy-ness to start now since we Canadians get Thanksgiving in October XD

  17. Got my Galaxy P2 and Red Glitter P1! They're great!

  18. Looks like someone made a Dinkie Dino emulator for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=br.com.dinostalgia

    1. Knighttchi's Ballad

      Knighttchi's Ballad

      I was checking that out today since I took over my father's tablet and was scouting out Vpet apps. In the reviews for that one somebody said it was copyright infringement, but I doubt a approx. 20 year old company is going to rise out of the grave and take it down XD

    2. Hoky

      Hoky

      ha, yeah. That always makes me laugh when I think about emulating old games, too. What am I gonna do, go out and buy a copy of Illusion of Gaia and a Super Nintendo? There's no way the original makers are getting any money from that since it's all grey-market reselling anyhow!

  19. Oh cool, looks like my GigPet AR T-Rex arrives today!

    1. Penguin-keeper

      Penguin-keeper

      I'm looking forward to hearing your verdict on this. :D

    2. Hoky

      Hoky

      I'll put some stuff on my log for sure at some point. The animations are really good, and overall it's pretty fun. The sleep function is weird though, as it doesn't seem to have a set sleep schedule. The directions are kinda vague. That said, it'd be cool if tamagotchis did a more retro style like this with better animation. No reason the current color ones should have herky-jerky 2-frame stuff!!

    3. Hoky

      Hoky

      Sound's cool too, as it's more little roars and booms that beeps. An interesting change of pace.

       

  20. Got a Mushiking virtual pet! They're pretty simple but pretty fun, and the animations are really cool for a basic virtual pet.

    1. Eggiweg

      Eggiweg

      Nice, that one's got such a cool shell.

    2. Hoky

      Hoky

      Yeah, I've got a brown stag shell. I wish I could find a dynastid (or whatever the monohorn one is) for cheap, but they seem to be pretty pricey. I lucked out and found mine on ebay for $10!!

  21. Welp, I had 2 of the new P1/P2 tamas in my hands, but Gamestop couldn't sell 'em to me because of the street date. At least they're holding them for me until the date hits now! :D

    1. Knighttchi's Ballad
    2. Berryitchi

      Berryitchi

      Aw, we don't have Gamestop in the UK... *cries* The best I've got is The Entertainer selling mini's. xP

    3. Hoky

      Hoky

      From what the gamestop guys were saying it sounds like they're going to be getting a fair amount, so worst case scenario you get some off of ebay. Importing is a giant pain, tho. I get that. ><

  22. Anyone have any tips on how to clean out the screen on an idL? Finally booting up my 15th anniversary for the first time, and it was... uh... very used before I got it. XD

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    2. Hoky

      Hoky

      Word. Maybe I'll by a normal idL to try that on before I gut my 15th anniversary. Thankfully it's pretty easy to ignore when I'm playing.

    3. KidRetro64

      KidRetro64

      Well, get a cloth and clean it? Sorry I am not very sure.

    4. Hoky

      Hoky

      lol, yeah I did that, but some of it is between the LCD and the plastic pane.

  23. My buddy found me a random V2 at a garage sale! Some dead pixel lines on the edges, but it works great beyond that!

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    2. Nazotchi25

      Nazotchi25

      I'm unsure about how common it is, but I have one just like it! :D

    3. Hoky

      Hoky

      The white one with colored loops. I have a pic on my log. That's a pretty common one, right?

    4. kuchikid

      kuchikid

      I'm jeeeeeeeealous.

  24. Buckled and preordered a Trex Gigapet AR. I mean... they cheap. Why not?

    1. Eggiweg

      Eggiweg

      Pls do a log! ^^

    2. Hoky

      Hoky

      Oh yeah, I'll throw it in the one I have. No clue when I'll get it tho.

       

  25. Started up my Morino, but it's so quiet so I keep missing it getting stomped on... anyone have any tricks to make a tama louder/tell if a speaker is shot?

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    2. Berryitchi

      Berryitchi

      Or a microphone. xD Sorry.

    3. Knighttchi's Ballad

      Knighttchi's Ballad

      I've seen people put phones in cups to make them sound louder. Perhaps that will work for your morino. Tamas usually sound louder without the back cover, but on the vintages that isn't feasible.

    4. Hoky

      Hoky

      True. I thought I saw a post on here back in the day that had advice for how to clean and tune up the speakers... I might just get a morino because this one is SO QUIET.