Not Yet Ready For Prime Time. If it was tested at all, it was tested minimally, on top of the line PCs, with a 100GB ethernet connection to the servers, by someone who was a developer and came into this with all kinds of knowledge about what should and shouldn't be clicked on. It is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that it wasn't tested any other way.
Which we ought to get used to, given Gaia's lack of staff, lack of management, lack of funds, and lack of backbone.
As I wrote in my status: Hey, Gaia? The 90s called. They want their Tamagotchis back.
How I felt about Tamagotchis in the 90s: boring. Yeah, I had one. I played two games on it. The first one I was really diligent about playing. I got the rare pet who looked like a TV Anchorman. It died. The second time through I wasn't so diligent. I forgot what I got. I didn't care. It died sooner. The Tamagotchi - a rare white cased one - was never turned on again and was given away to Goodwill some years later.
How I feel about this event: see the above. I have REAL pets. These things aren't pets. They're computer programs designed to make you push certain buttons and click on certain areas of an electronic screen at a given time. It's more like a Skinner Box than interacting with a real, live pet.
Tic Tac Toe game: hasn't whoever thought this would be "fun" seen the end of "War Games"? (No spoiler. Go see it. Yeah, it's dated. So what.)
If this is that Gaia is going to turn into, I'm pretty sure I'm going to be looking elsewhere for my entertainment. Because this isn't entertainment.
· Sun Jun 23, 2013 @ 12:53am · 1 Comments