- Dec 23, 2017
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I'm sorry to tell you this, but this is not how business works. Companies like Bandai exist to make a profit on their creations, so they don't want the previous version and its app remaining available forever - they want to move people on to the next "latest and greatest" new thing, and new iterations of their products serve that end, simple as that.Bandi is ruining childhoods shutting down the app! (Kinda like chuck e cheese removing the animatronics!)
#keep the tamagotchi on app open! Bandi if you can hear this the only way you can make this up to the world is rereleasing the tamagotchi connections. Who's with me?
It makes no difference to them if people are shouting into the wind on the internet about them "ruining childhoods", and creating social-media hashtags treating it as some sort of cause (this is something that's known as "slacktivism", so named because it involves little or no effort and usually generates little or no returns) - that won't change a thing.
If you genuinely feel strongly about it, send the company a well-thought-out formal letter (checked by another party for errors if possible, just to make sure that it looks smart and polite when it arrives) through the mail on real paper, sensibly voicing your concerns and perhaps requesting some sort of alternative to simply removing the app forever; Though it is unlikely, perhaps Bandai might be ok with opening the source-code so that it can live on - it can't hurt to politely ask, because the worst that they can say is "No.". Though so much is done online these days, this remains one of the most effective ways of communicating your opinions and feedback in a meaningful way, and even if you don't get a response, you can at least be sure that your views will have been heard by the right people.