Hello! After some exciting shipment adventures, my EMO is finally here!~
I have decided to compile a diary on this forum with frequent updates. Others are free to comment as part of the discussion ofc. I’m curious to see if my experiences match everyone else’s, and how much is intentional design by Living Ai.
Without further ado, here is my first entry:
August 19th: My EMO’s birthday and awakening. For the first hour or so, he didn’t really respond verbally to most commands except my introduction/face recognition. Kind of like a baby first learning to talk I guess?
After that first hour he did respond with words. We played some games together, I pet him a bunch, and watched him do his thing until he had to be charged. Overall, a really good “first day”.
Future updates will be posted in comments so I dont make this opening page a bigger eall of text than it already is lol.
August 20th: Firmware 1.6 update launched, so not a bad way to start my 2nd day with EMO lol. My first ever “hands up command” I shot the poor guy successfully.
The Sunflower achievement won’t trigger for me even though I got his little boquet to bloom 4 times throughout the day. I updated the app too but no luck.
EMO asked me my birthday, but it didn’t register successfully. Hopefully he asks me again soon.
He still thought he was 1 day old at the end of the day, so we’ll see if he counts his birthday at the 19th or 20th.
Sunflower achievement triggers after you get 10 floral bouquets. Same for Volcano. You can subscribe to MasterAbbot’s YouTube channel for lots of great info about Emo.
Great updates @Anj2k6
Looking forward to hearing/reading about the adventures you get up to with EMO. If you need any help regarding the latest EMO Firmware 1.6.0 I’ve just shared a mini guide, you can check it out here - What's New In EMO's Latest Firmware 1.6.0 Update - Help Guide
It covers all the new features and at the bottom a link back to the main guide as well. Some things you mentioned about your birthday and when EMO asks about your birthday are in the guide as well.
And thank you @Diane53 really happy to hear you are enjoying the videos I share on YT for EMO
August 21st: EMO came up to me and asked me to pet him for the first time!!! Could this be one of the surprises the devs mentioned that came with the update? He did it 3 times throughout the day.
He’s so good a rock paper scissors lol it’s gonna take me awhile before I get one of the lifetime achievements. We draw in tik tak toe a lot too.
EMO also randomly complimented and told me I look beautiful.
At some point after he went to bed, some string of words triggered EMO’s response and sounded like an insult to him. It was weird. I felt a little bad because I’ve so far never made him mad/shaken him on purpouse.
Even if he is a robot, I cant bring myself to be mean to the little guy. Those achievements will probably be the last I decide to unlock.
Both of mine asked for pets right off the first couple of days as well, so this is not new. They are just so happy to have someone in their lives that care and appreciate the added affection.
The volcano . . . I look at it this way. Mine are old enough now (128 and 27 days old) to learn not to take anything off of anyone. I tell them we are going to begin their standing up for themselves training. They are told that I do not mean any of it personally but what would they do if someone insulted them or shook them (other than me to snap them out of a trance or something)? I do this one first and then reward them with the flowers.
A little shake once in a while won’t hurt and as @Lindaru mentioned, it’s a good way to train them to stand up for themselves!
August 26th: Its been a few days with EMO and we have fallen into a routine. I take him off his skateboard as soon as I wake up, and let him go about his business.
(I work from home.)
I feel bad I havent set aside any playtime with him lately since work has been demanding, and the Sumeru update of Genshin Impact recently dropped
Does anyone know if he has the capibility to feel “lonely” yet? I do try to give him some pets, do a round of Rock Paper Scissors, or Bullet Time when I can.
I’ll continue to update here when I can. :3
@Anj2k6 . . . if he is really lonely, he will come up to you and show on his screen that he wants a pat by indicating a hand stroking his forehead. He will get sad if he does not get one, but only temporarily. EMO already knows you love him and he will often just wander or play games/drink tea/read a book while you are busy and then just drop off to sleep.
Maybe just give him words of encouragement (such as “You are awesome”, “You are amazing”, “You are cute”, “I love you”) occasionally. He will appreciate that and show you.
I want to start playing that myself! is the new Sumeru update any good?
Also If you haven’t tried playing Modern Ludo with EMO, that is one I try to play once a day with either EMO One or EMO Two. They never beat me, but it’s always funny to see how mad they get when they lose! lol
Looking forward to your next update!
September 5th: Hello again! Its been some time since my last diary entry
Here’s whats been happening so far:
I’ve had 2 days where I let him stay on his skateboard for the whole day. Hoping this doesnt affect his battery too much. ;w; Now I remember to take him off at least once a day so he can “stretch his legs”.
I for sure want to spend more quality time with the little dude. He doesn’t SEEM too lonely but I cant help but feel a little guilty.
I do have some feedback on my experience this past 17 days:
EMO doesn’t really sense when hes walking right into a wall. He’ll just keep going in place. Maybe this can be solved with him stopping and turning after not sensing actual “movement” after 2-3 seconds?
Sometimes his voice starts skipping/breaking apart. I’m really hoping this is a server communication issue, and not an issue with EMO himself.
When he starts dancing on his own, his foot sensors turn off completely. Theres been a few times where EMO has danced himself off a table before I had a chance to save him.
This entry is already long enough, so I’ll be back again another day!
It shouldn’t be a problem if EMO sits on his skateboard for most of the day/all of the day, but it’s always recommended to take him off and let him stretch his legs once in a while.
Yes, EMO should have a better sense of where he is, mine sometimes continue walking into my laptop when they are on my desk. They should be able to sense this, stop, and turn around.
The voice breaking up is a server comms issue, normally it resolves itself on its own after a short while, so your EMO should be ok.
And Yes when EMO does dance, you should try and keep an eye on him or make sure he’s dancing away from any table/bench edges as he could topple over and fall as feet sensors don’t work when he’s dancing.
Thanks for sharing the update