I do not know what happened, but for about a week every time I went to mimitchi.com or ffxicooking, it gave me a 403 error, "Access Forbidden"!
I do not know what happened, but it seems to be fixed for now!
Thank you, if there was someone who changed the settings to allow me back online! Life was depressing without Tamagotchi Social Sphere.
Extra thanks to TigerLily, for helping me catch up and get back online.
Without access to this thread, I kept my Tamagotchi logs in a Text file. I will copy them here:
12:01 PM 26/12/2007
Yesterday I received a Tamagotchi V4.5 PC Pack for Christmas! Today I followed the Christmas tradition of hurting myself on a Tamagotchi package, but I finally got the thing open.
It contained the Tamagotchi CD, the Tree microphone/Tama holder, four figurines that can attach to the tree, a Tamagotchi mousepad, and the Globe Tamagotchi Connection Version 4.5.
I pulled the tab and it took an abnormally long time (almost 2 seconds) to beep for the first time. I reset it to make sure it didn't glitch from the tab pulling, and it still took a long time to beep. I did notice that the beep sounds better than it did in previous versions though; it's all one beep, there's no slight break in the middle.
I entered my username, the time and date, and my birthday, and waited for the egg to hatch. When it did, I found I had a small, cone-headed baby girl. I named her 'Egg' and looked around the Tamagotchi's features. I noticed that the sounds are much different than on the first three versions. This will take some getting used to. The Hungry and Happy meters appear to have shifted by a few pixels, too.
I fed Egg four scones and three cones and then took a look at the game, Climb. I really like this game.
I installed the Tamagotchi software. It took longer to install things that weren't the Tamagotchi program, than the Tamagotchi program itself. It had to check Windows Installer, Macromedia Flash, some thing called SAPI, and Microsoft .NET before it took 5 seconds to install Tamagotchi.
I had to go through this Brain Age-like voice training to launch it, and then I found there wasn't much to do with this. I suppose when I get really bored I could train it all my programs and use my voice to launch things rather than clicking them when I'm feeling lazy.
I checked out TamaTown and it's grown since I last saw the V3 version! Multiple maps, and lots of new stores and places to go. I thought that the Logout password would include my Tama's status, as well as my Gotchi Points and new items, but the new items needed codes of their own. This took a long time to input.
Soon after my baby girl transformed into a Tamatchi, a character I recognize.
Currently, Egg has/is:
-1 training bar
-4 happy faces points
-10 sparkle points
-0 fist points
I briefly looked at the instructions, but not enough to remember what those Skill Points are called.
12:31 PM 26/12/2007
I just got my first letter. I opened it, and a little dude stole 100 of my Gotchi Points.
What the heck.
10:31 AM 27/12/2007
Yesterday I went to the dollar store. Egg came with me, she got some mail including a knapsack to attend Kindergarten with.
On the back wall of the dollar store, there was a single 'Electronic Pet', a 49-in-1 in a Dinky Dino case. I ran up to it and grabbed it, nyahaha.
I read the instructions, but they didn't make much sense and I found when I turned the pet on that they were the wrong instructions. Correct instructions did not come with this pet.
It was easy enough to figure out though. I pulled the tab and a rabbit icon appeared on screen. Using a select button, I scrolled through before deciding on a duck.
I don't know why, but I've always dreamed of having a Dinky-shaped duck pet.
It has 5 buttons, and in order from left to right they are 'Select1', 'Escape', 'Enter', 'Status', and 'Select2'. Despite the name and placings of the buttons, Select1, Select2, and Status all do the same thing: Scroll across the icons left-to-right. Enter and Escape do as their names would suggest.
The icons are ridiculously small and you can't really see the top row of them under the shadow of the plastic.
They are, in order:
-Food (three kinds: Meal, Snack, and Water)
-Reflex game (press either select or enter depending on where the face is)
-Music (Every time you press enter, it plays a different song, none of which I recognize)
-Walking? (It shows two feet moving on screen, and pressing enter plays the same songs as music)
The Status screen is a little bit cryptic. It shows food and happiness on the first screen, then if it needs sleep, but then some meter that appears to be an umbrella, that I can't seem to raise.
The next screen says:
I have /no clue/ what the number below means, and it keeps changing.
The screen after that has pictures of a guy with a mullet, and a cat. Underneath it says '8vs.1'. I /think/ this is who has won and who has lost at Rock-Paper-Scissors, but both numbers go down with time.
...but such is the fun of the Electronic Pet!
As for Egg, I have no clue what I'm doing but she's staying alive. Currently she has 3 training bars, 15 smileys, 23 sparkles and 17 fist points. She is 0yrs and 27 lbs, and has 1900 GP.
I just spent most of it on a clock, but I'm going to donate the rest to the King.
Gotchi Points are so easy to make with this version!
11:16 AM 30/12/2007
(This is now)
Well, according to BanDai's V4.5 growth chart, Egg has grown from a Shirotsubutchi to a Tamatchi to a Zouritchi, and now, a Horoyotchi. The king just gave me a present of flowers. Okay.
I found it strange that she managed to become an adult at 2 yrs old!
I've found that the mulletman vs. cat thing on the 49-in-1 is how well it's been played with. The umbrella stat is still a mystery. Went my duck died for the first time, it simply resets. I tried the bat that time, it also just shifted left and right a pixel. I suppose all pets will do this. The bat died quickly. I'm back with my duck now.