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What will you do ?

Auto-pollinate everything, without minding what is coming in (including naughty genitalia creatures)
31 (26.1%)
Auto-pollinate, but filtering the naughty content.
45 (37.8%)
Only selected Sporecast/High rated content.
28 (23.5%)
Not auto-pollinating anything, only manually picking content.
12 (10.1%)
Not even picking manually, just going with what's on the disc (Who would want to do that ?)
3 (2.5%)

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Offline DoggySpew

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The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« on: March 20, 2008, 10:53:01 am »
Personally, I would have it coming all, without censoring content. Yes, this means alot of crud, but that makes it exciting to find something special.



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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 11:03:51 am »
I personally have the feeling that if a creature got censored, it's prob not interesting anyway, so I would go for the second option.

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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 11:24:48 am »
I went with the fourth option, because I prefer to have some control over what makes it into my games and what doesn't. I do that with basically every game I have (I'm very picky about what mods I install for instance), so I'll go down the same road with Spore. It might take some of the surprise out perhaps, but I prefer quality over quantity at all costs..

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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 11:33:23 am »
I intend to try a bit of everything.
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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008, 11:38:17 am »
I will subscribe for Will Wright's personal content only  :P



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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008, 11:41:48 am »
I don't have faith in the masses to be able to generate anything of quality.  So in the end we will get floods and floods of totally uninspired 2 eyed 1 mouth quadrupeds of one color. 

I'll definitely be subscribing to Sporecasts that have been tagged as being realistic, or just high-quality/rated. 

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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008, 01:42:45 pm »
I really don't want to see a 3-year-old's make believe elf knock-off creature running around my galaxy. Highly-rated content only, end of story.

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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008, 01:47:58 pm »
But if everyone has high rated creatures only, how will you find good creatures to high rate?
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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2008, 02:04:23 pm »
How exactly can the game decide which is a censorable "creature" and what isnt? Surely they wont have staff looking over every creature to put a 18+ marker on it, and im sure the computer cant tell the difference between a penis and a true creature. Either way im going to let everything come at me.
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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2008, 02:06:30 pm »
They could put an unnaccessable penis creature in and the game checks how similar it is- but judging by what happened to Oblivion, they probably won't.
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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2008, 02:07:41 pm »
But if everyone has high rated creatures only, how will you find good creatures to high rate?

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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2008, 04:24:32 pm »
Let's say I chose to get everything not created by a 14 year old hormone fueled little boy, and then change in the future to only get Star Wars creatures.

Will the walking vaginas on my home planet still be there, or will the game delete them for only sporecasted content? If I don't block X creature specifically I mean, will the game replace whatever is already there, or is it always there unless you say, specifically, no more penises with eyes?

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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2008, 05:47:12 pm »
If there is an option to remove content (de-polinate) then I'd likely take the first or second options. Yeah i'm going to get a lot of garbage and knock-offs but I'll also be more likely to see somthing really good and unique land in my world, somthing that hasn't "hit it big" witht he main Spore crowed.

I felt that if I went with downloading just the flavors of the month, my world will start to look like everyone else's with my own creature being th eonly unique looking thing.
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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2008, 06:18:21 pm »
i second Pinstar on that.

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Re: The option to auto-pollinate Spore, or chosing not to.
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2008, 09:51:33 pm »
How exactly can the game decide which is a censorable "creature" and what isnt? Surely they wont have staff looking over every creature to put a 18+ marker on it, and im sure the computer cant tell the difference between a penis and a true creature. Either way im going to let everything come at me.
 
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  I will filter what I let in.  I don't want any of the thousands of idiotic looking creatures in my game.  I saw alot of stupid looking, even though creative, by the Maxis team.  I want realistic aliens.  By that I mean types of creatures that you would think could exist, like sci fi movie creatures/aliens.