Most of the letters were sent to us, a few of them are from the newsgroups. They are from both children and adults.We stripped the e-mail addresses and full names from the letters.
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 From: Robert To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: virtual pets dear person, im 11 and i have three virtual pets.I did have more but i took most of them back.I first got a gigga,and i lost it but it died even though i took it to the vr hospital.So dont recamend those.And my gigga wont turn off the sound and i got it when they first came out.But others you can.
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997 From: To: email@example.com Subject: ??? Hi! i'm Joy...i have a question for you. The Giga pets keep getting mad at me! i have a kitty, and it kept frowning and dying...and i kept everything at 100 percent. What on Earth?
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 From: To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Giga Pets Hi, I'm Julie, and I own a Compu Kitty Giga Pet. I have a question about it. See, on the score, there is one icon that is health and weight. It gives a score instead of actual amounts, and mine keeps going down. I try everything to try to help it, but it won't work. Can you please help me? If you can't can you give me the address of someone who will?
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 From: Eddy To: email@example.com Subject: GIGA PET Hello, My Wife and I wanted to know what the virtual pets are all about, so we bought a Giga Pet for each other. She has the Kitten and I have the pup. We have a problem all ready, we have had 1 die all ready on both of our giga pets and it was in a 24 hour period. The health seems to go very quickly to the downward side. Can you help us with any info on the Giga Pets? Eddy
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 From: Sam To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Help I just Got my Giga Kitty And His Health Keeps Getting below Zero and the instructions say to take care of it fast I don't Know How To raise the Health Quickly so can you E-Mail me And tell me How
Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 From: the fly To: email@example.com Subject: Digital Doggie My Digital Doggies are always very low on health and happiness. What should I do?
Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 From: BILL To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: gigapet problem hi i just got me a golden giga pet and it the cat keeps dieing on me i need some help
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 From: Bbal To: email@example.com Subject: help? My digital doggies health is dropping. When is take it to the vet, it drops even lower. My sister tells me that I'm not supposed to play, feed, train, or dicipline it while it is getting better. Is this true? If not what should I do?
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 From: Elle To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: gigapet question i have a microchimp and i keep an eye on it all the time, but i cant keep its health meter from dropping. i cant stop it so it always dies within an hour or two. what can i do to keep it healthy?
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 1997 From: To: email@example.com Subject: Giga-pet health. I don't know whether or not you can help me, but my Compu-kitty's health is decreasing rapidly, and I don't know what to do. Please e-mail as soon as possible! Thank you, Geneva
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 From: Michelle To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Help! Dear Sirs, I recently bought the Giga Pet named Compu Kitty, at first she was great but now she won't stop crying! We've tried every thing, food, games, tricks, sleep, vet, bath,everything is 100% except health which is 28%. I don't know haw to raise it and need help, soon. If you have any ideas please contact me. ThankYou! Michelle
Date: 18 Dec 1997 01:05:54 GMT From: astro Newsgroups: alt.toys.virtual-pets Subject: GigaPet Digital Doggie Health Problem I have a GigaPet Digital Doggie and its health keeps going down everytime I check up on it every couple of minutes. I can get everything else up to 100, but the health always falls. I take it to the doctor, but that doesn't help at all. What can I do to keep it healthy? Is it defective? Thanx.
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 From: To: email@example.com Subject: sorry one more question Sorry I have one more question. (Im used to Tamagotchis not Gigas.) My frogs health is dropping and is now a 49. HOW DO I GET IT BACK UP? IF I DONT KNOW HOW TO PLAY THE GAME, WHAT OTHER WAY IS THERE? Thank you SO VERY MUCH Dina
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 From: To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: AHHHH!! hi, i have a "Floppy Frog" Giga Pet. its health always drops for a reason i can't figure out! i tried taking it to the doctor, feeding it, playing with it, disciplining it, bathing it, and giving it naps!! none of them worked. :( do you have any advice for me? thank you, Lizzie P.S. thank you for your time:)
To : Cc : Subject : Re: Little Mermaid Giga Pet Sat, 27 Dec 1997 I have a question about the Little Mermaid Giga Pet ... in the 'heart icon' there's a place for hunger, learning, love, and happiness ... I just started my giga pet around 4 this afternoon, and it just died ... 6 hours later ... the love ran out and so did the happiness ... I was wondering if there's a way for me to increase the happiness, because apparently it didn't rise itself ... I read the directions also ... but it doesn't say how to increase love ... it just tells about hunger, happiness, and learning ... if you know anything about this ... could you PLEASE get back to me? It would be GREATLY appreciated! Thankyou! -Lindsey
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 From: Verlin To: email@example.com Subject: my giga pet cat I wanted to know how to get my giga pet cat's health higher because, the health on the giga pet cat keeps going down, and I try alot of different way to get it back up but it never works. It just keeps going down lower, and lower, to the point that it just dies. So I wanted to know how to get it back up? THANX
To : Cc : Subject : Re: CyberKitty Health On Sat, 27 Dec 1997, Carrie wrote: I've got a giga pet CyberKitty and its health is always like 50 when I put it to sleep then when I wake up around 7:30 (it wakes up around 7) its dead. Is this common Carrie
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 From: To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: trans/x alien Santa brought our daughter a TRANS/X alien and a gigapet Compu-kitty and we think that the alien is by far the better pet. It is easy to care for, has a pause button and just does more. Our daughter is almost 7 and has had no problem caring for her alien. On the other hand her giga pet is a nightmare. The "wake up calls" are very annoying and frankly we don't know what to do with it. I think we have had to restart it 4 or 5 times. It's health continues to decline no matter what we do. Our daughter was not amused the first time "Min" turned into an angel. Cast our vote for Trans/x Alien- Have to run compu-kitty's beeping...AGAIN!!
The letters in the section below were added 6 January 1998
Editors Note: this message is about one of the new "friends" pets. Perhaps they have similar problems? Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 From: To: email@example.com Subject: Giga Pet Problem Hello, I am 10 years old and I have a Virtual Alien, that's a Yoda. Now I like this Giga Pet, but it keeps on beeping all day, and it always drops my score by always wanting food or wanting to go to bed. This is a major problem, and it is driving me crazy. I'm sure that it is a Game Over now. Not to mention, I have been neglecting it every single hour of the day. I want to play with my Giga Pet, but it is always sleeping or it is always hungry. Now I just got it on Christmas day, and what I really asked for was a Buzz Lightyear GigaPet, but since I said I wanted an Alien they saw a Yoda and gave it to me. I think Yoda is king of wimpy the way he sleeps all day, and always wants to sleep. Is there a way that my Yoda can act better, and if there is please tell and quick so my GigaPet doesn't always have to die. Thank you for your time.
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 18:09:34 -0600 From: tammy To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'"
Subject: giga pets Hello, My name is Tammy.I am very upset as well as disappointed in your product .We have tried everything possible to keep our giga pet a live. If you can not find the problem then you need to pull it from the store shelves. Think of the harm your doing to young children when there pets die. I am a mother of 3 children ages 13-12-9 and was very upset to the point that I was in tears when our pet died .We have started it three times in 3 days and have lost it every time. We treat it just as if it were a real child. If you have any suggestions on how we can keep it healthy it would be appreciated .In the mean time until you fix the problem we will not be recommending your product to anyone
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 From: Deb To: email@example.com I have a 101 dalmation and I cant keep him healthy for more than five days What should I do?
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 From: To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Giga Pet MicroChimp problems I can't figure out the best way to keep my pets health up. I have heard that you aren't supposed to use your discipline button because it makes the health fail. Are you supposed to take your pet to the vet each day? What time does my Chimp go to bed? What time is it to wake up? What are the best ways to take care of them? I want all that you have! Thanx
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 From: To: "'email@example.com'"
Subject: Needed Help I'm using your insructions ,but my doggie's health still goes down
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 1998 From: andy To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: VP Dear Sir, I am very disappoited about the Giga Pets.I have a "first pet" recemendation:Tamagotchi.They are relitively easy to take care of they don't get sick much unless you don't clean up!
Date: Jan 2, 1998 To: Gary Polson
Subject: Re: Giga Pet Question: Gary Polson wrote: > > On Fri, 2 Jan 1998, Ronald wrote: > > > I just bought Floppy the frog Giga pet. I play with him all the time, so > > his happyness is 100.But all the sudden, his health dropped down to 1. > > what should i do? > > > see our giga pet health page > gary But.....But.... that dosn't tell me what to do with FLOPPY. & besides, I already tried those ones. & he just died. Please tell me some health stuff incase this happens again.
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 1998 From: Taylor To: email@example.com Subject: Giga Pets My name is Taylor, and I own a COMPU KITTY. It's health goes down no matter what I do! If you keep doing this, I'm going to throw my GP in the trash and never buy anything like it again!!! P.S. GIGA PETS, GAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 1998 From: Ronald To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Giga Pet problems Hi! my Giga pets always with bad health. I did every thing you'r page told me to. What should I do?
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 From: To: email@example.com Subject: My Giga Pet For my Birthday, I recieved a Giga Pet ( 101 Dalmations). I would like to advise everyone to NOT GET ONE. They are to hard to take care of.
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 21:44:23 -0500 From: Pat To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Floppy Frog Hi! We've got a Floppy Frog that we've had pretty good succes with. It is now 5 years old. We've just encountered a problem with it this afternoon. I'm not really sure what or how the kids did this, but now the discipline is up to 866 and SSLLOOWWLLYY going down every time I check it. The happiness (happy face sign ) is at 16, but I figure that is because the discipline is so high. Also, on the screen where the age shows , his weight is showing as FFFoz! I have no idea how this happened. I'll just pretty much leave him be, not teach him any tricks and maybe the discipline will be better in the morning. Any ideas? Thanks for listening! Pat
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 From: Kate To: "'email@example.com'"
Subject: Having same trouble with Komputer Koala as posted in your website Seeing my child cry her eyes out when her first Komputer Koala was more than I could take. We tried everything with the second one and followed each instruction. Now, I am taking the 10th one to work and trying to get one to live more than 36 hours!! I appreciate your help with this product. It really ticked me off that a sensitive child could get so heartbroken over this toy when everyone has this same problem. THANKS Happy 1998! Kate :-)
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 17:55:28 -0500 From: Jennifer To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: you say we've tried it (HELP!!!!!!!) I have a giga pet Compu kitty and my brother has a Baby T-rex giga. We've tried all of your helpful health tips and nothing seems to work!!!!!!!!!! it takes thehealth up about 2 percent but when i wake up in the morning Compu-Kittys dead. She wakes up at 6:30-7:00 am and goes to bed around 8:30-9:00pm. She gets 2 naps a day and gets played with whenever she needs it (not in scool). She dies even on the weekends when i watch her every move. Help Us!!!!!!!! Jennifer
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