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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:12 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 14 May 2006 Posts: 26 Location: CA, USA
Hi all,

Recently received an email from someone asking if I was using my account anymore and it reminded me that I hadn't installed the game since my last computer died a horrible death. Well, not that horrible, but... They mentioned that I had a first generation pictogram, and I was wondering what changed from gen 1 to 2 to whatever generation it's at now?

Obviously not a pressing issue, but if anyone knows and is willing to educate me, I'd appreciate it!

Thanks!
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Scape
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:36 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 15 Feb 2008 Posts: 4154 Location: Sleeping Amongst the Dragonflies
The symbols that make up the pictograms is different. Each one is made up of 4 symbols, and after awhile, they ran out of unique combinations, so they had to come up with a new set of symbols.
The first set is first generation; the second set is second generation.
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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:44 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 14 May 2006 Posts: 26 Location: CA, USA
Just was wondering, since the email made it sound like first gen/set pictograms were more desirable for some reason. Do the second gen ones look uglier or something? Or is it just a status symbol for some people?
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Raz
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:02 am Reply with quote
Joined: 24 Mar 2008 Posts: 2866 Location: With the FuzzyRaptors
I think so XD. I know I prefer the 1st gen to the second. I know of a few others who think that way too.

Here's some second gens:
http://tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest/register/pictogram.php?username=010

http://tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest/register/pictogram.php?username=Control

http://tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest/register/pictogram.php?username=Counterfeit

http://tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest/register/pictogram.php?username=Qix

These aren't mine, they're randomly in my address bar when I pull up the link xD
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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:37 am Reply with quote
Joined: 14 May 2006 Posts: 26 Location: CA, USA
Control's doesn't look bad. Qix's looks like a pictogram that's saying "No people with unibrows."

I guess maybe some of the people I've seen on there with busier pictograms are second gen ones. I do like how mine's rather simple looking.
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Raz
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:50 am Reply with quote
Joined: 24 Mar 2008 Posts: 2866 Location: With the FuzzyRaptors
Laughing

Yeah, there are a few rare good ones in Gen 2, but I find they mostly seem to be "cluttered" messes D:
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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:35 am Reply with quote
Joined: 14 May 2006 Posts: 26 Location: CA, USA
When did they switch from gen 1 to gen 2, do you know?

I can't believe my account is over 5 years old!
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Raz
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:14 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 24 Mar 2008 Posts: 2866 Location: With the FuzzyRaptors
According to this forum, in the News I think it was December 31 2009 O_o...or July 10th 2010.

http://tale-of-tales.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7934
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kitfallen
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:53 am Reply with quote
Joined: 05 Apr 2007 Posts: 9 Location: in your shoes o_o
I keep getting these emails and messages as well.

It would be nice if people didn't continually make grabby hands for my pictogram... :(
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Raz
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:16 am Reply with quote
Joined: 24 Mar 2008 Posts: 2866 Location: With the FuzzyRaptors
Seriously?
People are putting in random names, or names of old accounts and then tracking the owner to contact them for "CAN I HAS?"
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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:11 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 14 May 2006 Posts: 26 Location: CA, USA
Probably? Must be, if they're randomly contacting people. Smile

I doubt it's random though. They probably got the forum members list, sorted it by date. Lopped off any accounts that were created after the switchover to gen 2 icons. Possibly looked for latest posts on the forums for signs of activity, or maybe there's another place that shows last login... Then just dig around for email addresses? And send out a form letter or something. Dunno.
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Drakani
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:06 am Reply with quote
Joined: 18 Jan 2007 Posts: 3
I just got a similar message asking for my (first gen) account. Honestly, I had forgotten about this game, but now I'm downloading it again. I remember I enjoyed it quite a bit back when I played, though that was years ago. I wonder what it's like now?
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Raz
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:35 am Reply with quote
Joined: 24 Mar 2008 Posts: 2866 Location: With the FuzzyRaptors
Geez Confused people are retorting to picto begging now?
They sure aren't getting any of mine. >_> mostly because they all have the same password |D;

@Drakani: Skullmasks, Skullmasks everywhere. And there's A LOT more players inforest nowdays. As in average 30 to 50.
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Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:33 am Reply with quote
Joined: 14 May 2006 Posts: 26 Location: CA, USA
Yeah, I didn't want to give mine away either. And the email reminded me to reinstall the game. But I assume that they must get some given back, since they're doing it.

It's interesting to come back and see my avatar have random pelts and masks on. I'm not very active and most of my time "online" in the forest is when the screensaver turns on.
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Raz
Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:41 am Reply with quote
Joined: 24 Mar 2008 Posts: 2866 Location: With the FuzzyRaptors
Lol XD it's like it's backfired on the beggars, their attempts are actually making the old users get back into the game. Nulling their chances of getting a Gen 1 picto.
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