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Hello all,

I like virtual pet stuff and there's an old one of those that really gels with me that I played when I could see better. I went back to it to see if I could still play it with Jaws and the anser is a definite "Yes."

The game is similar to many other virtual pet games set in a virtual universe, you adopt cute fantasy animals and creatures and keep them as pets, battling them, reading them books, collecting all manner of collectable items, and other things.

There are a few things on the system that are flash-based but they are not at all essential to playing the game. There are a couple games on the side that serve no real purpose that you would need flash for and that we couldn't effectively play. But stores, item management, quests, and to an extent, battle work out just fine. The one quirk in battle is you'll have to learn from experience what element your weapons and armor are as regardless of element, all Jaws reveals when it comes over the element icon is "element" and doesn't tell you which one.

Also a lot of the items have hilarious and very witty info bits in their descriptions, and I have been able to do everything I wanted to do with the game except for one thing.

They have a human avatar system and I have found this part of the game, which is big in community stuff is inaccessible, however it is not essential to gameplay, so the wardrobe isn't that big a deal. You also might have to guess about what some of the color schemes are for pets because they aren't called things like "green" or "pink" and you might also have to guess what one of the fake animals is supposed to represent. I'll put some translations down here for you.

harvester (my personal favorite): a little grim reaper
ghostly: a little ghost
fester: from what I remember it is either an eagle or a penguin
malarkey: a duck
ruffie: a dog of some sort
montre: I believe something like a griffon
tutani: a whale
bovine: cow or bull
draegorth: dragon thing
hekai: pony
Kerubi: Japanese monster fox style creature, very cute

of course that's all I can think of as there are well over 50 different species in all. I'll also give you a translation of color types.

spectrum: rainbow colors
voodoo: creepy voodoo stuff
forest: green and some parts of the pet might be vines, branches, or leaves.
sun: bright red or orange
dawn: pink
dusk: medium to pale blue
twilight: dark blues and blacks
graveyard: zombie-like
steamworks: steampunk pets
storm: lightning and stormcloud motif
arid: usually white, sometimes slight middle-eastern or desert reflavoring of parts of the creature
bloodred: dark reds and blacks, often far more macabre representation of the pet with cartoon gore. very evil looking
marsh: moldy browns and greens and slimy in appearance.
cream: creamy colored
angelic: self-explanatory
aqua: aqua in color
chibi: very baby-toy looking, often with large heads and small limbs looking sort of like a very cute drawing in a kids' book.
scribble: a cute pen and ink style drawing.
dark matter: black with halo of black spheres with lavender or pink aura, distinct evil appearance despite the pink color.
common: basic default coloration for a pet, varies widely from species to species.

I probably missed a color pattern or more and I didn't even scratch the surface of the actual pets, but that is the translation I am working with right now.

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Did you forget to post the link?

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yes I did. thanks for the reminder

the link is

subeta.net

sorry about that.

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Ok, today is tooo night to get in there, but I really love that tipe of thing.

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I will check this one when I have some time, I like the idea of pet battling.

it sounds though as if some of the inaccessible stuff are things that would be easy to fix, EG sticking alt tags on the element icons and at least some of the human avatars, and maybe even having a line or two description for the pet species, so it might be worth contacting the developers and asking if some VI fixes could be added, even if the flash minigames weren't doable.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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I was thinking about doing that once I played a little more. but yeah, they have forums and unlike a lot of virtual pet games, this one is still very much alive and active. so it is probably quite possible to get some of this stuff done.

As for guessing what pets are like, most pets have items based on them and reading the description often will give you a clue. Like tons of dawn items mention that they are pink or forest items bring up that the items smell like grass and are green.

also most pets have numerous beanbag and plushie items, as well as other interesting toys, stickers, and bobbleheads.

also, when you first register though, there's a nasty captia I had trouble with, but I got sighted help for that and didn't need any other help after that.

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Hmmm, again the capcha might be something to ask about since there are reasonable audio alternatives, or hay if the games admins would be willing to create accounts for blind/vi players by email that would work too.
Unfortunately not everyone has access to sighted assistance, and capcha solution programs like capcha begone aren't always efficient so again this is soemthing which probably ought to be enquired aboutt.

With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)

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dark.

The captia has the audio option attached to it. I couldn't get it to work and had to get sighted help, but I've found where that happens it isn't as much trouble for many other blind gamers so it is probably doable.

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i'll check this out now
the capche is going to be fun
i haven't done much brouser based stuff
sorry for spelling

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I did not have to enter that code, just checked the agree box and the next one for the code, I waited 2 seconds to be on and after I registered with no trouble.

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hi all i started this yesterday and am currently questing since that tends to be all the walkthrough teaches  which is sad  i agree about things needing descriptions and alt tags i had trubble feeding my pet  due to thins if you register through crome the capture will pop as an agree check  box and you cna just move on with the process how every find playing tiself easyer through fire fox and using nvda

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hello guys, wanted to give you guys an update.

Put down some of the stuff I mentioned above that was hard to do in the game with a screenreader and the staff was extremely quick and helpful in responding to my requests on the forums. Currently nothing has happened yet but  there have already been some promises made.

I was even thanked and praised for bringing it up. and it wasn't just a "thanks for bringing this to our attention" businesslike thing but actually a "that's a really great thing you did," sort of reaction so I have high hopes.

they think battling and descriptions of some stuff can be fixed relatively quickly, they're a little unsure about what can be done for the human avatar wardrobe thing, and of course, I told them not to bother about the flash games because changing them would be too difficult.

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