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02-15-2021 at 06:44 AM
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How to track tomagotchi

First lets get the inevitable buzzkills out of the way, advice like "just don't" will be disregarded, this is looking for advice on "how" not "should".

I'm thinking the real issue is of course you're not gonna submit video of keeping you pet alive for a week straight, Thats' clearly absurd. at the same time though, is it even possible to cheat? Is anyone gonna hack it? and if they do, honestly, if it means that much to them to cheat at it I might feel more pity than rage. a photo is too easy to fake, but maybe just a video of the final score. I know that's arguably no different than a photo, but the real difference is just that its harder to fake.


i don't have one yet, but i plan on getting one and eventually making a track, I've also been around long enough to know the stuff the gatekeepers pounce on, so I wanted to get all that unpleasantness out of the way long ahead of time so when the time comes I can just jump straight into the fun.

constructive criticisms welcome.

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  1. sdwyer138's Avatar

    I don't really know anything about how Tamagotchi work. So forgive me if my comments are not accurate to the function of the device.

    Maybe the video requirements would be:

    -Show starting it up and showing it as a new life.

    -Record X minutes of activity per day. Ideally, if the device actively shows alive time, capture the roll over from day 1 to day 2, etc, or whatever is possible on the device that shows time is passing.

    -Record the device showing the thing is dead

    -All recorded segments should feature your computer date/time in the background with your computer settings showing date and time are set automatically from the internet.


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  2. Snowflake's Avatar

    good point about death so you're also suggesting not allowing partial submissin. you know, if the record is 5 days, and someone has 6 days but they're so awesome they plan to go a year, do they have to wait till death to submit the 6 day new record?

  3. sdwyer138's Avatar

    Why would someone who has a year of life submit for 6 days and not the year? Or am I not understanding your comment?

  4. Barthax's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by sdwyer138

    I don't really know anything about how Tamagotchi work. So forgive me if my comments are not accurate to the function of the device.

    Maybe the video requirements would be:

    -Show starting it up and showing it as a new life.

    -Record X minutes of activity per day. Ideally, if the device actively shows alive time, capture the roll over from day 1 to day 2, etc, or whatever is possible on the device that shows time is passing.

    -Record the device showing the thing is dead

    -All recorded segments should feature your computer date/time in the background with your computer settings showing date and time are set automatically from the internet.

    Yeah, the primary aim will be getting believable time lapse evidence. Information which pertain to date & time as well as progress of the game as a single set of information. I'm not sure "every day" is necessarily required given this is an ongoing effort of, potentially, many years but otherwise this is good basis.

    The player could make irregular submissions to increase their time & also set in stone their existing evidence of the ongoing effort, providing the rules don't require "death" - only ongoing care.

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  5. Snowflake's Avatar

    i mean if they're on their 6th day but their goal is a year. if their goal is high up there, but they got the record early on, i'm asking if they should have to wait until they lose before submitting their spot

  6. Snowflake's Avatar

    world's oldest person for example doesnt have to wait until they die to claim the record

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  7. sdwyer138's Avatar

    I see. I suppose you wouldn't have to wait until death. We already have submissions that don't include complete game play to the game over screen. For example in the event the camera cuts off, last displayed score is accepted.

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  8. Snowflake's Avatar

    i was keeping to myself one downside would be a person just submitting every single day the same score, where do you draw the line, but barthax comment makes me realize even that is a good thing as it helps establsih on going effort. i also think how speedrunners, thx to all their live streaming practice runs helps make their final run more believable. sure they could've faked the final run, but when the skillset matchines the increaesd skill from all the practice runs its unlikely. and it would be especailly abusrd to claim all the practice runs were faked.

  9. sdwyer138's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    world's oldest person for example doesnt have to wait until they die to claim the record

    While they are alive they can claim the record of "oldest living person". After they die they can claim the record of "longest lifespan"

  10. Snowflake's Avatar

    yes the analogy wasnt perfect. ok fine, what about longest running tv show, that can include a show still running. doesnt simpsons claim that one? i think they have to word it in such a way to not include soap operas, but simpsons i'm pretty sure is longest running something

  11. Barthax's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake

    yes the analogy wasnt perfect. ok fine, what about longest running tv show, that can include a show still running. doesnt simpsons claim that one? i think they have to word it in such a way to not include soap operas, but simpsons i'm pretty sure is longest running something


    ... and each of these is "dead" until the next release. Same with the Guinness style "longest running video game franchise". The release of a new game in the franchise"revives" the record but is also the death-nail in the franchise to-date. Just depends on outlook.

  12. Snowflake's Avatar

    i'm back out of the analogy now as the semantics are starting to be abit much for even me, it seems like the important point made by the analogy is now understood, and better yet, even agreed on

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