Thursday, November 04, 2004

Toontown (Part 2) and the ATG

So Toontown is great and all, but it started getting difficult and tedious because it is hard to do many of the tasks on your own, and it is difficult to find people to help you do them. Until I discovered the ATG that is.

See, you can't talk to other players in the game except by using a menu system called SpeedChat. This is so that parents can be free to let their kids play online and no one can ask them where they live or other such information. You are limited to saying things about the game. You can tell people what task you are working on, but it is very limited and difficult to communicate using this system.

There is a way that you can chat by typing to people, but only those who are your "Secret Friends" can understand what you type - everyone else just sees gibberish (actually it comes out as whatever animal you are like "woof woof arf rruff woof rruff") However to protect the kids you can't exchange these codes with someone directly in the game, only outside the game.

So finally I went to Toontown Central - a forum site about Toontown but independently run - and looked under the guild listings. Aha! There was a newly formed guild of 18+ Year Old people called the Adult Toon Guild or ATG. Perfect! I could have fun in the game, have intelligent coversation, and still have fun.

So now I have many "Secret Friends" who I can chat with in the game using typing, and there are usually people to help with these tasks. It is much more fun now. Also, if two toons in the game have a mutual "Secret Friend" then they can share an SF code through that friend so that they can become SFs too, it's great!


At 12:12 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

George-I think it's about time you and the Misses started having those children. These kiddy games you're playing are taking up a little too much of your time.....just in case no one else has mentioned it.....hee,hee -Vicky


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