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Title: The Center of the Galaxy - (OLD speculation thread)
Post by: strawberry on February 13, 2008, 11:26:12 am
As the Wired.com article says:

The goal of the space game - and the ultimate goal of Spore - is to reach the very center of the galaxy. What's there? Who knows - Wright isn't telling. But he said it'll be worth it: "We want people to complete it, but we also want it to feel meaningful once they have."

What are your speculations about this? What will we discover there?? It seems so interesting...! :o
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DarkDragon on February 13, 2008, 11:29:00 am
I bet it's gonna be a reference to the End of the Universe, probably a restaurant.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Cosmosis on February 13, 2008, 11:34:49 am
It will most likely be something philosofic and poetic, making us think about our own life on a larger scale. Followed by a reward of some kind - maybe an unlock of underwater creatures! :D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DarkDragon on February 13, 2008, 11:51:31 am
maybe an unlock of underwater creatures! :D

That would be what I call complete pwnage :D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: BioCat on February 13, 2008, 11:57:39 am
My guess is a video of your best moments through the evolution or something, most probably something that would make the whole experience feel complete. It will probably unlock some minor feature as well.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Enoch on February 13, 2008, 12:11:38 pm
You may say that I'm a dreamer, but... possibly something to do with Ascension?

That seems like the only place left to go from Space Stage.

Probably too good to be true, though. ::)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DarkDragon on February 13, 2008, 12:23:47 pm
Maybe to get the flora editor you have to go to the center of the galaxy, lol.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Sigma on February 13, 2008, 12:40:08 pm
That would suck if reaching the center of the galaxy ment the end of the game...  :'( I'd like to have my empire rule forever and try to colonize the enitre galaxy, or attempt to blow up every planet in-game :P

I'll like the center of the galaxy as long as I can still play my civilization after I reach it :D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: strawberry on February 13, 2008, 01:07:13 pm
That would suck if reaching the center of the galaxy ment the end of the game...  :'( I'd like to have my empire rule forever and try to colonize the enitre galaxy, or attempt to blow up every planet in-game :P

I'll like the center of the galaxy as long as I can still play my civilization after I reach it :D


I don't think reaching the center of the universe would mean the end of the game at all.

I see it as in Oblivion or games like that where you have the Main Quest, Little Quests, and your own Freedom to do what u want (exploring, taking photos, killing some monsters, trying to collect as many gems as you can...). Once you finish the Main Quest, you can still play the time you want to, doing more quests or simply enjoying the other aspects of the game itself, playing your own metagames.
The end of the main quest of Spore is reaching the center of the universe (what's waiting for us there is a mystery) but i doubt it will be the end of the game.
(Sorry for my English I am Spanish :-\)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Noflunk on February 13, 2008, 01:09:58 pm
I think it'd be funny pulling the ol "the universe is really just a single cell in a larger universe". Reach the center start over at the beginning  ;D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: emmet on February 13, 2008, 01:12:18 pm
I like the idea of having the option to begin a new creature in the same galaxy and still be able to go back to your old ones afterwards.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: rustybrazenfire on February 13, 2008, 01:41:22 pm
Strawberry, you're English is very good.  Better than many native speakers I know! :)

I would bet that they put our solar system at the center of the Universe.  I know that wouldn't technically be correct placement, but it would be a rewarding accomplishment.  And maybe Earth will be run by Maxis dev looking creatures or something. :P
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Petreak on February 13, 2008, 01:49:24 pm
I know what will be at the center of the Universe. When you get there, you meet the Creator and it will be Will Wright! Lol! That would be so freaking cool if they put Will into the game. Now that would be a great easter egg. Hey the Simpson's did it, right?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: strawberry on February 13, 2008, 01:53:53 pm
Strawberry, you're English is very good.  Better than many native speakers I know! :)

I would bet that they put our solar system at the center of the Universe.  I know that wouldn't technically be correct placement, but it would be a rewarding accomplishment.  And maybe Earth will be run by Maxis dev looking creatures or something. :P

Oh, thanks for the compliment! I try to do my best haha :D
And yes, that's a good speculation, and more since we know our solar system will be at some point of the Galaxy as Will himself showed us at the NASA demo.

But... It makes me think...Wouldn't it be quite disappointing to already know what's there?
I thought finding our little planet Earth was one of the challenges of the game, not the supposed "ultimate goal". And more now that we saw it with our own eyes in that video.  :-\ I don't know what to think.

Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Veraal on February 13, 2008, 01:54:16 pm
Maybe there will be gifts?!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultramarine on February 13, 2008, 02:06:29 pm
Well Strawberry if you see in the NASA Video they have the solar system located near the end of a spiral arm in the galaxy.

That would suck if reaching the center of the galaxy meant the end of the game...  :'( I'd like to have my empire rule forever and try to colonize the entire galaxy, or attempt to blow up every planet in-game :P

I'll like the center of the galaxy as long as I can still play my civilization after I reach it :D

(Sorry for my English I am Spanish :-\)

And don't worry about the English, if anything you started a great thread  :).

I think it'd be funny pulling the ol "the universe is really just a single cell in a larger universe". Reach the center start over at the beginning  ;D

I do have to say that the Universe inside of a universe theory is a good idea, almost too expected :-\.
Well whatever the suprise is I hope it's good like the true meaning of life or something...But then we would set ourselves up for something like "Spore is the meaning of life" or something a lot more funny.
But it would be really interesting is starting out in a new galaxy that is completely different like an elliptical galaxy or something.. Just pulling out some ideas, but we just have to wait till it comes out I guess. :)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on February 13, 2008, 02:09:08 pm
it might be when you finally unlock the galactic toplogy editor we saw at GDC 2006 on a poster
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultramarine on February 13, 2008, 02:14:11 pm
That's actually something we haven't talked about in a while. Anyone still think that will be in ???
And if it were the suprise than that would be great, I just hope you can form nebula and move entire star systems from place to place like how Will said. ;D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: popoman on February 13, 2008, 02:14:26 pm
Strawberry, you're English is very good.  Better than many native speakers I know! :)

I would bet that they put our solar system at the center of the Universe.  I know that wouldn't technically be correct placement, but it would be a rewarding accomplishment.  And maybe Earth will be run by Maxis dev looking creatures or something. :P

Oh, thanks for the compliment! I try to do my best haha :D
And yes, that's a good speculation, and more since we know our solar system will be at some point of the Galaxy as Will himself showed us at the NASA demo.

But... It makes me think...Wouldn't it be quite disappointing to already know what's there?
I thought finding our little planet Earth was one of the challenges of the game, not the supposed "ultimate goal". And more now that we saw it with our own eyes in that video.  :-\ I don't know what to think.





Yeah you are right Strawberry that most likely is not the surprise in the center of the universe, since he showed us where Earth was and it was more on the edge then the center plus he told us about it and it will probably be a planet full of Sims or a Sim city type planet. Or a planet with carebares Carealot world or Monkeys with guns or ETC. we wont know until we get there (and the game!).
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Veraal on February 13, 2008, 02:15:38 pm
I dont know if i want to go to the center.

i like to keep the mystery.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on February 13, 2008, 02:17:31 pm
well all the interviews such as on ign etc say that the space stage does have an overall goal and WIN, although no way to finish the game (if you get bored just make a new creature on a new planet, you can always go between them or start war between them and play against yourself :D) so id say its probably the galactic editor, which would be brilliant
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: popoman on February 13, 2008, 02:18:04 pm
I dont know if i want to go to the center.

i like to keep the mystery.

I can see why you say this but whats really funny is how long would it take to get there since there are virtually endless amounts of planets?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on February 13, 2008, 02:27:48 pm
This:
http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF111-Reset.jpg

No, seriously, I bet you come across Will Wright meditating on a mountain on the planet in the center.  Or maybe its more of a final judgement, where some super all pwerful being goes through all that you did and grades you on it. 

Oh wait, I know!  CAKE!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: KL0k on February 13, 2008, 02:33:30 pm
a video of the devs, where they point a finger at u saying "ha ha, man, u r really addicted to games, go do something useful" - just kidding ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Veraal on February 13, 2008, 02:33:59 pm
probably a mysterious artifact, or a hidden ancient civilization waiting to be awoken, only to crush your empire like a bug, and then you switch to third person, you and your ufo only, and you walk around your old cities that have now come under control of the evil race, and you gather citizens and fight the enemy for your independence or something.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Parkaboy on February 13, 2008, 03:08:15 pm
42!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: strawberry on February 13, 2008, 03:13:03 pm
42!

That would be so geeky!!!  The meaning of life!!! :D

But I hope to find something more than a 42 in bold letters hahaha
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultramarine on February 13, 2008, 03:15:04 pm
42!

Damn beat me too it  :).
I should have seen this coming, I am surprised I didn't... :P
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: The Time Traveller on February 13, 2008, 03:29:20 pm
I expect to find a gigantic supercomputer of ages past.  You plug your UFO into it and turn it on.   You now control the entire galaxy like a cell.  You need to crash into other galaxies to feed your galaxy, as your galaxy gets bigger and bigger, until finally your galaxy turns into what looks like a giant molecule.  You lead it into other galaxy-molecules to make a galaxy-cell, and then go through the game again.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on February 13, 2008, 03:38:00 pm
coming to think about it now, its probably a god device of some kind, you get to the middle and you either meet a god civ, or get a god device which is the end game device, perhaps the genesis device? or the super weapons? or  a set of 3 super powers, 1 for military,1 for religious, 1 for economical (so planet buster, genesis device and other respectively)

or some kind of one shot device which would take a while to recharge again which allows you to covert entire areas or something.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: SporeForSure on February 13, 2008, 03:39:31 pm
My guess: A supermassive black hole. Sucks in your spaceships and crushes it. Game over ;D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultramarine on February 13, 2008, 03:43:29 pm
(http://www.captainsmack.com/images/comic_book_guy.jpg)
Worst ending EVER!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: strawberry on February 13, 2008, 03:51:57 pm
My guess: A supermassive black hole. Sucks in your spaceships and crushes it. Game over ;D

That wont be an ending... more like a reason to destroy my PC with a bazooka ;D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on February 13, 2008, 03:54:14 pm
you will get to the middle....

and  a giant image will pop up saying "this is all just a dream.."

and youll wake up in a sporeless universe :O!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on February 13, 2008, 04:23:02 pm
42!

Either that, or a massive message written in fire saying:  "We apologize for the inconvenience."
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: xnodas on February 13, 2008, 05:48:22 pm
Well I don't see why it is so hard to get to the middle of the galaxy when all you have to do is get to the space stage and unlock the hyperdrive engine or whatever tehy call it to travel the galaxy. Doesn't seem like a huge task to me.

For unlocking things, I can only see them giving us the planet editor or something like, nothing as big as editing the galaxy though. It would be amazing if they let you go to another galaxy after getting to the middle. Talk about crazy big snadbox

Before I even get near the center, I am going to colonize every planet in my star system that I can. I am literally planning on having hundreds if not thousand of colonies, and they won't be scatered throughout the galaxy, but all in a clump around my homeworld.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: The Time Traveller on February 13, 2008, 05:53:15 pm
Maybe at the center of the galaxy is the black hole that shoots out the pollinated content and automatic updates.  When you get there, you get access to some special "Black Hole Users Only" updates.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Cobra on February 13, 2008, 05:56:48 pm
The Center of the Galaxy is where the final boss battle against Bowser takes place.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Aybraus on February 13, 2008, 06:18:19 pm
The center of the galaxy is a black hole I think?


TIME TRAVEL
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Myshuno on February 13, 2008, 06:58:18 pm
After reading through all the posts I have some favorites that would nifty to find there. The one about it being a dream would be wierd, the time travel thing would be badass (you'd just travel back and see yourself creating yourself). But my geuss is that its going to be sort of like the universe theory thing with the universe expanding then colapsing on itself and it does that over and over. But in the middle theres just going to be a giant red button that says "do not push." of corse youd have to push it because it says dont push. So right after you push, the universe just colapses on itself and then the screen goes white. then it fades back into the begining of the game.

yea, big red button.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Brandonazz on February 13, 2008, 07:08:29 pm
There's a comic I want to put here but I seem to be unable to find it.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on February 13, 2008, 07:18:59 pm
Brandonazz, was it PBFcomics?  I already posted it some ways back.

In one of the recent articles, it said that the game ends when you reach the center of the game.  I'm guessing its a black hole or something. 
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Hectonkhyres on February 13, 2008, 07:19:19 pm
What will you find at the center of the galaxy? Quite simply, everything.

Thirteen billion years of gravity will have drawn the ruins of long fallen civilizations, ships and broken worlds and automated war machines built for stuggles long forgotten, will be drawn into the accretion disk. Ascendant civilizations, such as your own, will prowl these badlands for relics... things of godlike technology that will make whoever possesses them supreme in the galactic spiral. Wars will be fought and the dead will be added to the spinning graveyard, perhaps to have their own bones fought over in a billion years time.

But that is not the end of it. Between the dying and bloated stars on their way to the great eater hide dragons. Things from eras past that did not die. That ate their own to survive. Nightmares and elder gods astride a throne of cinders.

What will we find in the center of the galaxy in Spore, on the other hand, I have no idea. WW is too much of an optimist for me to guess.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: The Time Traveller on February 13, 2008, 07:24:14 pm
What will we find in the center of the galaxy in Spore, on the other hand, I have no idea. WW is too much of an optimist for me to guess.

...

Now that... was Twilightzoney.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Brandonazz on February 13, 2008, 07:26:05 pm
Brandonazz, was it PBFcomics?  I already posted it some ways back.

In one of the recent articles, it said that the game ends when you reach the center of the game.  I'm guessing its a black hole or something. 

That's the one, I didn't check the link.

And a nice bit of literature, Hectonkhyres.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Gungnir on February 13, 2008, 07:26:54 pm
We will all find Jesus, and those of us that are Jews will become "perfected" /sarcasm.

Seriously though I think it's gonna be a "Congratulations!" message, and the option to start over, or continue playing as your current civilization. Maybe you unlock infinite dna points or something.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on February 13, 2008, 07:39:20 pm
What will you find at the center of the galaxy? Quite simply, everything.

Thirteen billion years of gravity will have drawn the ruins of long fallen civilizations, ships and broken worlds and automated war machines built for stuggles long forgotten, will be drawn into the accretion disk. Ascendant civilizations, such as your own, will prowl these badlands for relics... things of godlike technology that will make whoever possesses them supreme in the galactic spiral. Wars will be fought and the dead will be added to the spinning graveyard, perhaps to have their own bones fought over in a billion years time.

But that is not the end of it. Between the dying and bloated stars on their way to the great eater hide dragons. Things from eras past that did not die. That ate their own to survive. Nightmares and elder gods astride a throne of cinders.

What will we find in the center of the galaxy in Spore, on the other hand, I have no idea. WW is too much of an optimist for me to guess.

Dang, that actually sounds pretty cool.  You should write a book about it.  Or maybe a short story.  Aw heck, make a game out of it (like an expansion of Spore!)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Hectonkhyres on February 13, 2008, 09:44:40 pm
Brandonazz, Notorious B.O.B: Is it a sign of mental illness when the only way you can properly express yourself is to switch over to a creepy narrator voice and unleash the melodrama? Probably.
...
God, I'm messed up.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: gec05 on February 13, 2008, 10:35:55 pm
It's a phone booth.

Pick it up and you will hear a message saying, "We're sorry, the number you have reached is no longer in service."
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Sub on February 13, 2008, 11:20:09 pm
I think it's pretty obvious that when you get to the center of the universe, you'll unlock a trailer for The Sims 3.  And Skate 2.  And Mass Effect 2.  And Battlefield 3.  And Red Alert 3.  And Will Wright's Pee (http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/27)......  I can't believe no one else figured it out yet, step up your game guys. :P

Seriously though, there are a lot of cool things they can do with this.  Some random thoughts here:
-  It has been stated that there will be a powerful race you encounter near the center of the universe.  We already know that you must defeat this powerful race either through diplomacy or military before you can travel to the center.  What would be extremely cool is if this race was the Willosoar from the first video.

-  When you reach the center of the Universe, there could be a powers of ten thing going on, where your camera zooms out, further and further, until eventually you reach what looks like the cell stage, and you start the game over.  This would be similar to huggkruka's avatar (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=3487;type=avatar)

-  When you reach the center of the universe, you're presented with a deep quote pertaining to the meaning of life

-  In the Sims 1, when you were in a house for 100 consecutive days, a message would appear thanking you for playing the game for so long, and you were presented with a new fact about the development of the game every day.  It was a cool idea, and I can picture them doing something like this with Spore.  Perhaps after reaching the center, every ten minutes you're presented with a new fact about the games development?

-  Like someone else said, you could be granted a new tool for your UFO which essentially lets you create new stars and planets effortlessly out of scratch.  Perhaps the device also gives you unlimited "money" and tools (Remember at the Nasa video where Wright said he ran out of volcanoes?  Maybe you'll be granted unlimited everything)

That's all I got for now, but i'll add more later if I think of anything.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Neoskel on February 13, 2008, 11:30:50 pm
At the center of the universe in Spore?

You'll find an image of yourself.




Word.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: BBsman5 on February 13, 2008, 11:34:08 pm
You'll reach the center but they'll tell you it's delayed and to come back next year.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DaMuncha on February 13, 2008, 11:42:18 pm
hahaha yeah that sounds about right.

I'll get you Nabojean!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DarkDragon on February 13, 2008, 11:44:32 pm
You'll reach the center and find a message saying "Sorry, black hole at work. The center is a lie."
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: plastik on February 14, 2008, 01:45:59 am
Well in the real universe, there is a supermassive black hole at the centre of most, if not all galaxies, thus why everything orbits around the centre of the galaxy. Could there be something within the black hole? Could it be a worm-hole of some kind to take you to another point in space and time, or another dimension? Whatever it is, I'll be hoping it stays secret until I get there myself.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Spore-addict on February 14, 2008, 01:49:06 am
Being able to make your creature be a starsign on the sky from your homeplanet!

Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Amazingchi on February 14, 2008, 02:14:00 am
We will all find Jesus, and those of us that are Jews will become "perfected" /sarcasm.

Seriously though I think it's gonna be a "Congratulations!" message, and the option to start over, or continue playing as your current civilization. Maybe you unlock infinite dna points or something.

Infinite DNA points sounds good :)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Neoskel on February 14, 2008, 02:39:31 am
We will all find Jesus, and those of us that are Jews will become "perfected" /sarcasm.

Seriously though I think it's gonna be a "Congratulations!" message, and the option to start over, or continue playing as your current civilization. Maybe you unlock infinite dna points or something.

Infinite DNA points sounds good :)

And thus the Hyper-Detailed-Mega-Ultra-Powerful Race is born!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Conflict on February 14, 2008, 02:43:03 am
Your race will ascend and you will be granted a new game mode.
SimUniverse, teleport to any planet at will and meddle with civilisations and (technological) evolution of anything including the planet and its fauna and flora.
In short; you would be able to control everything, cant get more sandbox then that. :P
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Amazingchi on February 14, 2008, 02:47:25 am
We will all find Jesus, and those of us that are Jews will become "perfected" /sarcasm.

Seriously though I think it's gonna be a "Congratulations!" message, and the option to start over, or continue playing as your current civilization. Maybe you unlock infinite dna points or something.

Infinite DNA points sounds good :)

And thus the Hyper-Detailed-Mega-Ultra-Powerful Race is born!

I'm now expecting a DNA points cheat (Like simoleons in sims had). Ah well. Btw if you remember the game pollinates even better content so you are always in the middle of the food chain as such.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Pinstar on February 14, 2008, 05:33:47 am
I think there will be cake.  ;)


I hope there will be a greater reward for those who do "Campaign mode" and play from cell through space, rather than those who just hop right into space.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Syao on February 14, 2008, 05:38:06 am
Maybe you'll release a portal to an evil dimension,and the evil version of your creature invades to your galaxy and you'll have to fight it.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Henqix on February 14, 2008, 05:57:40 am
TheRe WilL bE cakE.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultramarine on February 14, 2008, 06:00:08 am
cAkE= LIE  :)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on February 14, 2008, 06:24:02 am
Maybe you'll release a portal to an evil dimension,and the evil version of your creature invades to your galaxy and you'll have to fight it.

That would be pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: mrodgers on February 14, 2008, 09:22:08 am
Maybe you'll release a portal to an evil dimension,and the evil version of your creature invades to your galaxy and you'll have to fight it.

That would be pretty cool.

Maybe even better would be a new super race of Willosaurus's appear who try to wipe you out.  Now that could be the ultimate challenge.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Syao on February 14, 2008, 09:25:38 am
Maybe you'll release a portal to an evil dimension,and the evil version of your creature invades to your galaxy and you'll have to fight it.

That would be pretty cool.

Maybe even better would be a new super race of Willosaurus's appear who try to wipe you out.  Now that could be the ultimate challenge.
Or better..
A race of Will Wrights!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: mrodgers on February 14, 2008, 09:33:04 am
Maybe you'll release a portal to an evil dimension,and the evil version of your creature invades to your galaxy and you'll have to fight it.

That would be pretty cool.

Maybe even better would be a new super race of Willosaurus's appear who try to wipe you out.  Now that could be the ultimate challenge.
Or better..
A race of Will Wrights!

God can't show up in the universe.  I'd swear there is some rule that says when God shows up the universe blows up or implodes or something.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Veraal on February 14, 2008, 09:33:59 am
There would be a button.

There would be no signs or instructions.

Just a button.

Then you push it.

And then you see it.

*transmission lost*
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: KL0k on February 14, 2008, 09:35:21 am
i know it, i know it:

a flash video of will wright playing spore with humans, who play spore ;D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Areku on February 14, 2008, 09:37:41 am
Well for some reason the first thing that came to mind when they discussed some sort of planet or surprise in the center of the Galaxy, the first thing that came to mind were these old concept images (http://images.wikia.com/spore/images/d/d1/ScheurerConceptspore_sketch_11.jpg)

and...
(http://images.wikia.com/spore/images/1/14/ScheurerConceptUR_painting-2.jpg)

Perhaps it is some planet that holds a race as old as the universe. The most advance and perfect civilization there is. When you discover it you communicate with them only to learn that they were the ones who first put the cells on your own planet that led to your creation. Sort of brings thing full circle...

Of course they could also reward you for making it this far by giving you a powerful tool for your civilization, maybe the option to start over etc. etc. I just think it would be nice to get an explanation of your existence in-game  :D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: smurfslayer on February 14, 2008, 09:40:01 am
Care Bears.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: KL0k on February 14, 2008, 09:44:51 am
Well for some reason the first thing that came to mind when they discussed some sort of planet or surprise in the center of the Galaxy, the first thing that came to mind were these old concept images (http://images.wikia.com/spore/images/d/d1/ScheurerConceptspore_sketch_11.jpg)

and...
(http://images.wikia.com/spore/images/1/14/ScheurerConceptUR_painting-2.jpg)

Perhaps it is some planet that holds a race as old as the universe. The most advance and perfect civilization there is. When you discover it you communicate with them only to learn that they were the ones who first put the cells on your own planet that led to your creation. Sort of brings thing full circle...

Of course they could also reward you for making it this far by giving you a powerful tool for your civilization, maybe the option to start over etc. etc. I just think it would be nice to get an explanation of your existence in-game  :D

good thought, and i like the idea pretty much ^^
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: mrodgers on February 14, 2008, 09:49:44 am
Along with that idea (^^) I'd like to see some sort of unique event happening.  I know its probably way to much to hope for but as the rest of the game is created as you play, so should the "ending".
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: 762 on February 14, 2008, 11:25:29 am
ANSWER: http://kotaku.com/356249/spore-creature-creation-preview

It may or may not be the answer, i'm just an attention whore.

If you watch the video, it looks like once you access the center of the galaxy, you can go back to any editor for free.

(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/5562/centerofuniverseandacceua7.png)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultramarine on February 14, 2008, 11:36:52 am
You might be right 762, but if I remember in one of Wills conferences he said eventually the creature editor can be used for free. Or was that the genetic creature editor that can be used for free ???

Well at least you caught my interest :P

And no you're not an attention whore, if you spam constantly than you're an attention whore. ;)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Beatnuki on February 14, 2008, 01:12:55 pm
Haha, it's not a serious answer but it did get me thinking......imagine if at the centre of the galaxy there was this guy in a room who, upon discovering him, manically reveals that he invented the multiverse simply so people would pay attention to him.  ;)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Spore-addict on February 14, 2008, 01:16:51 pm
would be more funny if you saw a picture of your own neck....see that would be scary..
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: svanne on February 14, 2008, 01:57:08 pm
I think it will be a new big bang that will destroy the whole universe. Or just a virus that destroys your computer.

P.S The cake is a lie.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 14, 2008, 09:20:58 pm
I think your creature can reach ascension at the center of the galaxy like the Nauceans did.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/Naucean/naucean_ascension.jpg)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: gec05 on February 14, 2008, 09:23:50 pm
Yes Hydro, we know how much you laud your Nauceans and they higher being. ::)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 14, 2008, 09:28:53 pm
Yes Hydro, we know how much you laud your Nauceans and they higher being. ::)

But seriously that would be fitting if you creatures just "poofed" out of existence into th other side and then say they were forever in the list of the acendeded species list on the server or something.

Or even better you get a Free Spore Figurine for reaching the center. :D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: gec05 on February 14, 2008, 09:31:05 pm
I was going to say that, but either case everyone will get to it. So it shouldn't be something that special. More than likely there will be a boolean cheat to get there no matter what.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Areku on February 14, 2008, 09:32:28 pm
Hmmm from the looks, you sure they didn't just find some good drugs and just believe they reached ascension...trippy.

Joking aside, I think that would be an interesting idea, but other than saying "Hey I'm ascendant, and you're not!" , what extra content could it bring, especially assuming by the time you can reach there you are already all powerful with your UFO tools?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 14, 2008, 09:34:55 pm
Well if they somehow made the center of the galaxy "cheat proof" then maybe they would.

Then again I am hoping you win the golden ticket to visit Will Wright's studio :P And see all the oompa loompas or chumbawambas or whatever he uses to run his magical Maxis factory.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/sporewonka.jpg)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: gec05 on February 14, 2008, 09:36:08 pm
*walks away from Hydro slowly*
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 14, 2008, 09:59:36 pm
Hey what if reaching the center of the galaxy brings you into a REAL mulitiplayer game on their Maxis server where things were done in real time and you really could get your planet blown up? And if you die in it then you get sent back to your single player universe.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: BBsman5 on February 14, 2008, 10:09:40 pm
What if nothing happens and Will is just trying to get us excited  ;D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: aligon on February 14, 2008, 10:59:05 pm
Maybe a thousand freak supernovae and a massive gama ray burst from the galaxy's central black hole completely wipe out your civilization. A ball of flame would then engulf your monitor and flashing letters flit across your screen: "What, you expected something significant? Well, this proves just how INsignificant YOU are!! HAR HAR HAR"

but seriously, maybe it does have something to do with a super massive black hole at the center. Maybe you get to use it to somehow warp to an entirely NEW galaxy?

Then again, maybe your species does go extinct. I think that would be pretty deep and meaningful and all that jazz: you play through their birth all the way through to their death. Kind of brings the whole thing together... (of course, your creature wouldn't be deleted or anything, because that would just piss people off...)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: huggkruka on February 15, 2008, 05:03:22 am
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/9100/marioee4.png)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Brutus on February 15, 2008, 05:10:12 am
a planet with some wonderful species on that gifts you all the technologies available.

you then make friends with them or go to war with them.

meh, i guessed.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Aybraus on February 15, 2008, 09:59:32 am
At the center there's a Maxis Llama.

OBVIOUSLY
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: strawberry on February 15, 2008, 10:01:43 am
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/9100/marioee4.png)

LOLed ;D

Nice pic.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: mrodgers on February 15, 2008, 10:03:15 am
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/9100/marioee4.png)

I think Maxis would get their collective butts handed to them for this one. :-)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultramarine on February 15, 2008, 10:06:51 am
At the center there's a Maxis Llama.

OBVIOUSLY

Lol'd so hard just now, at least someone didn't forget about the Maxis Llama ;).
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 15, 2008, 12:14:34 pm
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/9100/marioee4.png)

Actually that might be cool if going to the center of one galaxy allowed you to jump to a neighboring one. Then you could explore the whole universe and not just your own home galaxy.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Brutus on February 15, 2008, 01:21:30 pm
doubt it, good idea though.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: aligon on February 15, 2008, 01:47:35 pm
might be cool if going to the center of one galaxy allowed you to jump to a neighboring one. Then you could explore the whole universe and not just your own home galaxy.

but seriously, maybe it does have something to do with a super massive black hole at the center. Maybe you get to use it to somehow warp to an entirely NEW galaxy?

yeah, that's what I thought as well. Probably not though.
I still think my total extinction idea might be cool. Very....symbolic, sort of.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Brutus on February 15, 2008, 02:48:35 pm
total extinction? why would that be good?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: rob on February 15, 2008, 02:49:16 pm
"Maxis, however, assures that it does go deep, saying there's an ultimate goal in the Space phase that brings Spore to an end"

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=182260
 
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Brutus on February 15, 2008, 02:56:15 pm
what if you don't want it to end?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Martham112 on February 15, 2008, 02:57:55 pm
what if you don't want it to end?

Don't go there?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Cow on February 15, 2008, 03:00:54 pm
They don't mean a real end, but more like something that brings a sense of closure to entire experience. You would still be free to play afterward.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Brutus on February 15, 2008, 03:06:01 pm
ooooooooooh, mystery.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Myshuno on February 15, 2008, 03:40:06 pm
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/9100/marioee4.png)

Actually that might be cool if going to the center of one galaxy allowed you to jump to a neighboring one. Then you could explore the whole universe and not just your own home galaxy.


That would be nifty, but how many planets are in the one galaxy you have now, like a million or so i think it was. If you went all over the universe thats just like 3,483,579,085,672,450,967,309,467,204,563,409,685,896.5 planets. I dont think that you would be able to explore that all ever or there even be enough space on the disk to put that all.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Woulfe on February 15, 2008, 04:16:17 pm
At the center of the Galaxy.....

Giant Disembodied Head Of Will Wright !

GDHOWW : I will now tell you the secert of SPORE.....

You : So what is the secret of SPORE ?

GDHOWW : There is no spoon.....

- W -
* smirks *
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: scottyspore on February 15, 2008, 04:44:08 pm
If anyone has read the "Vacuum Diagrams" series of short stories (really good, i suggest them), I imagine it will be somewhat like that end of that, where there is two ultra race type dealys at war, with the 'good' one losing.  they give you one last chance to escape to a different galaxy/dimension/universe to save yourself before the inevitable doom of the galaxy, or you choose to stay behind and do the impossible (nearly literally I would hope) and save the galaxy.

after reading that book, i felt really insignificant (in a good way), I really do suggest it to any sci-fi fans out there.  and no, i didn't just ruuin it for everyone, there is so much more to the end of that book than what I said.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: SPOR3images on February 15, 2008, 04:49:11 pm
Will made this game to Educate, So i must be something symbolic or a video etc. and of course a reward that has to do with something in the game, maybe the ability to make "epic creature".

....,Sporegamer :D ( yes that is my other name ;) )
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: The Time Traveller on February 15, 2008, 05:14:53 pm
I don't think they'll cut anything that they've already mentioned from the main game and put it at the end of the game.  I think they'll make something new and unmentioned.  Perhaps you are added to a Myspore group entitled "People who got to the center of the galaxy?"  Neah, something cooler.  Maybe the supermassive black hole takes some of your creatures out of the game and lets them crawl around on your desktop, letting you see them whenever you go to the main menu of your computer?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: mrodgers on February 15, 2008, 05:17:04 pm
Maybe the supermassive black hole takes some of your creatures out of the game and lets them crawl around on your desktop, letting you see them whenever you go to the main menu of your computer?

Sounds like a funky virus.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 15, 2008, 05:46:59 pm
Zathura is at the center of the galaxy :P
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: mrodgers on February 15, 2008, 05:51:03 pm
Zathura is at the center of the galaxy :P

Naw, its a big toilet flushing those lesser creatures that my peoples destroyed into a parallel universe.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Hectonkhyres on February 15, 2008, 06:23:46 pm
Well if they somehow made the center of the galaxy "cheat proof" then maybe they would.

Then again I am hoping you win the golden ticket to visit Will Wright's studio :P And see all the oompa loompas or chumbawambas or whatever he uses to run his magical Maxis factory.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/sporewonka.jpg)
Sir: You. Are. A. GOD.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on February 15, 2008, 07:15:35 pm
Acending on to the next world...
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: gec05 on February 15, 2008, 07:24:46 pm
stuff
Sir: You. Are. A. GOD.

Don't encourage him. :-\
Title: It ends!?!
Post by: the_mitch28 on February 16, 2008, 05:31:24 am
I was watching some interview or something and they were saying how the game ends! how? they said it was like the huge secret of the game.. after I thought there would be none.

Speculation please....
Title: Re: It ends!?!
Post by: Dr . Nick on February 16, 2008, 05:37:34 am
Well u would need to provide us a source of ur info.
So we can hear it for ourselfes. Maybe u misunderstood. Or they were being cryptic.
Since its a sandbox game it has no end.
Maybe they were refering to the end of the final qeust. We know they added a mishion structure to give people a goal. They also insinuated there is some sort of ''story'' being told. Without a source link my best geuss is it refers to the end of the last qeust.
Title: Re: It ends!?!
Post by: ilikesanta on February 16, 2008, 05:49:52 am
It's from Part 2 of the 1up interview (http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/17521). My understanding of the "end", is that it happens when you reach the center of the universe. I don't think the game will end-end, you should beable to keep playing.
Title: Re: It ends!?!
Post by: Amazingchi on February 16, 2008, 05:58:05 am
It's from Part 2 of the 1up interview (http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/17521). My understanding of the "end", is that it happens when you reach the center of the universe. I don't think the game will end-end, you should beable to keep playing.

That's what i'm hoping for too.
Title: Re: It ends!?!
Post by: creiij on February 16, 2008, 06:00:33 am
I hope you can continue playing.

We always tought the game would never 'end' so I think it's good that they say that now. Going from no end to an end is a rather big think, not the kind of supprise you want to get while playing.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Amayirot Akago on February 16, 2008, 06:24:47 am
The planet Sha-Ka-Ree, where you get to meet "God" who then chases you around firing lightning from his eyes.
Title: Re: It ends!?!
Post by: Tonjevic on February 16, 2008, 06:39:17 am
It's a giant black-hole, into which your UFO gets sucked. The interaction between Hawking radiation, and the relativity drive matrix in the drive structure of your UFO causes a rippling cascade of dark energy, whos negative energy state reduces the surrounding matter to near-absolute-zero (around the vicinity of 10 nanokelvin). Anyway, the field's entropy eventually allows it to be converted into a 'slurry' of dark and anti-matter. The immense gravity caused overcomes the effects of time-space warping caused by the black hole and forms another black hole, out of dark anti-matter (termed a white hole). The white hole falls into the black hole, causing a super-energised explosion of pure energy and a gravity distortion explodes out at the speed of light. However, the surrounding mass of super-cool gaseous substrate disallows the transmission of energy (effectively beign an insulator) and actually reduces the speed of light to a negative speed by several mechanisms:

a) the gravity distortion itself forms a huge event horizon, super close to its origin, basically constricting all elapsation of time and spatial motion within the space, an compounding the effects of external forces upon whatever is inside
b) the resonant nature of supercooled materials forms a 'quantum' barrier, which actually forms a block to the propagation of probability waveforms outside of a certain space
c) the massive amount of energy trapped in a small space temporarily breaks causality - part of the enrgy goes back in time and causes itself to be made - and in any case, time is passing so slowly that even if the effect did wear off, relative to everything else, the universe would be over before it did.

So anyway, we have a massive spot of infinite energy and mass insulated from everything else in the middle of the galaxy. However, the afforementioned negative energy pulse has effectively killed all energy above minimum energy levels, and all matter that hasn't been destroyed freezes. Gravity gradually pulls it into the centre of the galaxy, and it eventually all falls into the singularity that has been created - kinda sorta. Time passes so differentially at minutely different points of the distortion that disparate areas of the quantum states of particles have actually decayed into nothingness (not proven by current physics, but this little bit of stuff is so messed up that classical thermodynaics don't apply) while some remain existant. This elicits a waveform collapse, however the probability that the particle will no longer exist once it actually becomes expressed as a particle is so high that most of the matter pops out of existance.

So, basically, the whole galaxy is destroyed. The only reason that other galaxies aren't destroyed is that the vacuum surrounding galaxies effectively acts like a vacuum flask and insulates other galaxies from the effects.

Then God decides that the galaxy has been completely buggered and reverts to a previous save. Now you know how the game ends.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Blarg on February 16, 2008, 06:43:36 am
stuff
Sir: You. Are. A. GOD.

Don't encourage him. :-\

Same.

Anyway, the center of the universe will be a restraunt. So will the "end" of the universe.
Title: Re: It ends!?!
Post by: Lippy on February 16, 2008, 06:44:08 am
It's like Oblivion.  You don't have to touch the missions and continue playing indefinitely.  Or you can run through the main storyline as soon as you start.   When the main storyline is done, the game doesn't end.  You still have a lot more you can do.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Tonjevic on February 16, 2008, 06:46:32 am
Quote from: Tonjevic
It's a giant black-hole, into which your UFO gets sucked. The interaction between Hawking radiation, and the relativity drive matrix in the drive structure of your UFO causes a rippling cascade of dark energy, whos negative energy state reduces the surrounding matter to near-absolute-zero (around the vicinity of 10 nanokelvin). Anyway, the field's entropy eventually allows it to be converted into a 'slurry' of dark and anti-matter. The immense gravity caused overcomes the effects of time-space warping caused by the black hole and forms another black hole, out of dark anti-matter (termed a white hole). The white hole falls into the black hole, causing a super-energised explosion of pure energy and a gravity distortion explodes out at the speed of light. However, the surrounding mass of super-cool gaseous substrate disallows the transmission of energy (effectively beign an insulator) and actually reduces the speed of light to a negative speed by several mechanisms:

a) the gravity distortion itself forms a huge event horizon, super close to its origin, basically constricting all elapsation of time and spatial motion within the space, an compounding the effects of external forces upon whatever is inside
b) the resonant nature of supercooled materials forms a 'quantum' barrier, which actually forms a block to the propagation of probability waveforms outside of a certain space
c) the massive amount of energy trapped in a small space temporarily breaks causality - part of the enrgy goes back in time and causes itself to be made - and in any case, time is passing so slowly that even if the effect did wear off, relative to everything else, the universe would be over before it did.

So anyway, we have a massive spot of infinite energy and mass insulated from everything else in the middle of the galaxy. However, the afforementioned negative energy pulse has effectively killed all energy above minimum energy levels, and all matter that hasn't been destroyed freezes. Gravity gradually pulls it into the centre of the galaxy, and it eventually all falls into the singularity that has been created - kinda sorta. Time passes so differentially at minutely different points of the distortion that disparate areas of the quantum states of particles have actually decayed into nothingness (not proven by current physics, but this little bit of stuff is so messed up that classical thermodynaics don't apply) while some remain existant. This elicits a waveform collapse, however the probability that the particle will no longer exist once it actually becomes expressed as a particle is so high that most of the matter pops out of existance.

So, basically, the whole galaxy is destroyed. The only reason that other galaxies aren't destroyed is that the vacuum surrounding galaxies effectively acts like a vacuum flask and insulates other galaxies from the effects.

Then God decides that the galaxy has been completely buggered and reverts to a previous save. Now you know how the game ends.


That's what I reckon happens. From here. (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=11493.msg488370#msg488370)

EDIT: Agh, merged topics. :(
Title: Re: It ends!?!
Post by: strawberry on February 16, 2008, 07:39:48 am
Well u would need to provide us a source of ur info.
So we can hear it for ourselfes. Maybe u misunderstood. Or they were being cryptic.
Since its a sandbox game it has no end.
Maybe they were refering to the end of the final qeust. We know they added a mishion structure to give people a goal. They also insinuated there is some sort of ''story'' being told. Without a source link my best geuss is it refers to the end of the last qeust.

There it is:

http://www.wired.com/gaming/gamingreviews/multimedia/2008/02/gallery_spore?slide=8&slideView=8

I think I did not misunderstood anything, because I only copypasted the text.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: the_mitch28 on February 16, 2008, 08:43:00 am
well it has to be something pretty cool if they're keeping it a big secret.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: mrodgers on February 16, 2008, 08:45:21 am
well it has to be something pretty cool if they're keeping it a big secret.

Or they just want some surprises. ;)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Netherflare on February 16, 2008, 09:14:45 am
The center of the Universe is this huge error that you can escape and Spore will never be playable again on the computer! AHHH
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultramarine on February 16, 2008, 09:21:22 am
The center of the Universe is this huge error that you can escape and Spore will never be playable again on the computer! AHHH
Hehe...Eh No.
Insert Sacrasm here.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Null on February 16, 2008, 09:39:06 am
I guess I will find out when i get there... and that those who had played and found it already don't spoil it
 ;)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Plasmodia on February 16, 2008, 04:10:55 pm
It obviously turns you into a microbe. Ill let you figure out what that implies.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: mrodgers on February 16, 2008, 04:29:33 pm
It obviously turns you into a microbe. Ill let you figure out what that implies.

Danged universe within a universe.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Tonjevic on February 16, 2008, 04:37:45 pm
Heh, it would be interesting to fly around the microbial stage with a UFO.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: mrodgers on February 16, 2008, 04:39:37 pm
Heh, it would be interesting to fly around the microbial stage with a UFO.

But not as the microbe......

"Captain, the big blobby thing is attacking us!"

"Deploy the planet buster and show this fool who its dealing with!"

"Aye Aye sir!"

<BOOOOOM>

... and the game fades to the white screen of death
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: I Have Corn on February 16, 2008, 04:45:18 pm
Heh, it would be interesting to fly around the microbial stage with a UFO.

But not as the microbe......

"Captain, the big blobby thing is attacking us!"

"Deploy the planet buster and show this fool who its dealing with!"

"Aye Aye sir!"

<BOOOOOM>

... and the game fades to the white screen of death

This reminds me of that movie where some man goes in a ship and gets injected into the man because he needs to cure him or something, can't remember the movie though. :-\
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: mrodgers on February 16, 2008, 04:47:33 pm
Heh, it would be interesting to fly around the microbial stage with a UFO.

But not as the microbe......

"Captain, the big blobby thing is attacking us!"

"Deploy the planet buster and show this fool who its dealing with!"

"Aye Aye sir!"

<BOOOOOM>

... and the game fades to the white screen of death

This reminds me of that movie where some man goes in a ship and gets injected into the man because he needs to cure him or something, can't remember the movie though. :-\

There was the original and a remake.  Inner space or something like it.  Disney has a ride based on that idea called Body Works too.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: GrapeFruit on February 17, 2008, 05:47:33 am
I'm the center of the universe.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Dr . Nick on February 17, 2008, 06:07:07 am
Hmm i sure wonder what the plot is.

Would u meet God? But how is that possible if u are God.
Cant be a micro/macro twist. Thats rather cheap and not to meaningful.

Surely it wont end the game. Its just the plot to the story arc.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093260/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093260/)
Was a pretty cool movie. Never saw the original. Didnt even know it was a remake
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Tonjevic on February 17, 2008, 02:41:11 pm
If you have a webcame operational, it projects your face onto the stars.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on February 17, 2008, 03:03:43 pm
im really curios as to how they will deliver the story in such a way that it still gives freedom, and the ability to pull away, while having a sense of purpose
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultramarine on February 17, 2008, 03:40:44 pm
I'm the center of the universe.

Self Centered much? ::)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Miclee on February 17, 2008, 03:46:34 pm
If someone gets to GDC(sneak in!), play the spore demo, if they have one, and go into space phase. Ask if there are cheats, yada yada, if there is for the UFO, make it so you can fly far. :P Then, fly to the center of the universe.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: SporeForSure on February 17, 2008, 03:51:31 pm
This just in:

One reviewer actually told what it was that you would meet at the centre of the universe (if this is true or not, we will see), but according to him/her, there is definitly something there and something before you get there.

Out of respect for other players that do NOT want to know, i will not post the link so you can continue this fun thread. The rest of you can do the searching yourselves, it should be easy to find, its one of those regular sporesites that pops up here now and then.

Me myself are going to stop reading (p)reviews now.. dont like too detailed info that spoil everything.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Miclee on February 17, 2008, 03:53:04 pm
Rofl.... yeah right.  :D

Actually, I think I know too.... It's been known for years....

Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Classeye on February 17, 2008, 03:57:55 pm
I'm the center of the universe.

Self Centered much? ::)


if the unverse is centered around Grapefruit,
and Grapefruit is self-centered,
that means that Grapfruit is the universe

does that mean we're inside Grapefruit's Microbes? ???
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Miclee on February 17, 2008, 04:01:02 pm
Here's the answer(maybe)

There is no center of the universe, as the universe is constantly expanding. If you go towards it, it will just move.

It's really small, so copy and paste.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Classeye on February 17, 2008, 04:05:51 pm
Here's the answer(maybe)

There is no center of the universe, as the universe is constantly expanding. If you go towards it, it will just move.

It's really small, so copy and paste.

that doens't mean there isn't a center of the universe, it just means that it will move around. that means that there is a slim possibility that the center of the universe will actually come to you
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Miclee on February 17, 2008, 04:08:27 pm
Here's the answer(maybe)

There is no center of the universe, as the universe is constantly expanding. If you go towards it, it will just move.

It's really small, so copy and paste.

that doens't mean there isn't a center of the universe, it just means that it will move around. that means that there is a slim possibility that the center of the universe will actually come to you
Still... I have another answer, a better one!!!!

 Just thought of this... I'm sure I'm wrong, somewhere, or there'll be a flaw in my logic, but here we go.

Assuming the universe is infinite in size, then the edge of the universe is infinitely far away from me in all directions.

If the edges of the universe are the same distance away from me in all directions - an infinite distance - then all points on the edge of the universe are equidistant from me.

Surely this means that I (and everyone else) can logically claim to be the centre of the universe?


It's the opposite of what I said before...
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on February 17, 2008, 04:10:46 pm
Here's the answer(maybe)

There is no center of the universe, as the universe is constantly expanding. If you go towards it, it will just move.

It's really small, so copy and paste.

Of course, in Spore, there is no way to get to the center of the universe, but the center of the GALAXY.  Big difference.

Although, just to make sure, is it generally accepted that we live in an infinite or a finite universe these days?  I just can't keep up anymore.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Miclee on February 17, 2008, 04:12:57 pm
Infinite.   :P
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: SporeForSure on February 17, 2008, 05:07:15 pm
Rofl.... yeah right.  :D

Since someone is trying to be a funny at my expense, i will ruin it for you:

http://www.gamesradar.com/pc/spore/preview/the-never-ending-game/a-2008021217234558075/g-2006022417441549006

Dont want spoilers? Dont read it!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Tonjevic on February 17, 2008, 05:23:31 pm
Somehow, I don't think it's a quasar. You know, what with the entire rest of the galaxy being just so much radioactive slop from the emissions made by it. I suspect that it's merely a guess by the previewer. Either that, or it's a very small quasar.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on February 17, 2008, 06:50:46 pm
I Thought I read that somewheres!
Out of curiosity, what would happen if your ship went into a Quasar?  Would it act like a black hole?
I wonder what that powerful civ is going to be like!  Think it will be different in every game? (Of course, if what this article said is true)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Tantalus on February 17, 2008, 09:41:36 pm
I really hoping people make Lovecraftian creatures, there's something just so... about them.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: martyk on February 17, 2008, 09:48:59 pm
Infinite.   :P

Your theory is flawed as the most common belief of the scientific comunity is that the universe does have a definet size and as such, is not infinite.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkstar on February 17, 2008, 10:02:54 pm
hmm... I think, if it is a quasar (which it likely will be) there will be more to it than that, who knows what could be unlocked or what messages u might find when u reach said quasar, anyone could assume that there would be a quasar as it generally is the center of a galaxy, but what lies with the quasar is the true question...


... and I'm betting the answer is a message saying something like "Congratulations, you've reached the center of the galaxy! Thanks for playing - Will Wright" followed by some great cutscene (like ur creature in front of the spectactualar view of the quasar contemplating the meaning of life)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Tonjevic on February 17, 2008, 10:52:07 pm
but what lies with the quasar is the true question...

Certain Death.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: gec05 on February 17, 2008, 10:56:41 pm
Maybe it's the most prized, rarest, and most valuable spice in the galaxy.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on February 17, 2008, 11:00:32 pm
I would laugh it was an unreachable goal, and the game kept n giving you missions that would never help you.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Hydromancerx on February 17, 2008, 11:33:58 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/ba/Black_hole_quasar_NASA.jpg)

It would be cool if the center of galaxy looked like this.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Maglorian on February 18, 2008, 05:26:27 am
we'd have to go to THAT place?!? :o
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Miclee on February 18, 2008, 06:05:05 am
I wonder what that powerful civ is going to be like!  Think it will be different in every game? (Of course, if what this article said is true)
Heh.... I think I know atleast 1 race it might be... What happens if you give creatures in the civ phase a monolith?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Brutus on February 18, 2008, 06:08:52 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/ba/Black_hole_quasar_NASA.jpg)

It would be cool if the center of galaxy looked like this.

be kinda easy to find though.

again, whats the trouble with getting to the centre of the galaxy? just fly their as soon as you get the inerstellar drive a your their.

how is it going to be hard that can't be it.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Miclee on February 18, 2008, 06:10:07 am
You have a limit of how far you can go by where your conqueored planets are.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Brutus on February 18, 2008, 06:11:34 am
ooooh, so you are forced to conquer your way their then. . . . . . .
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Yossitaru on February 18, 2008, 06:13:36 am
I don't think it's finding it that it is a problem, it's actually getting to it. If I understand things right, the closer to the center you get to, the more powerful races you meet. On top of that, you probably can't just fly around as you please, either. You need to keep up on your technology to keep moving towards that center.

Conquering shouldn't be necessary, but rather playing similarly to the city/civ portion, make friends, make enemies and do as you please.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: SpaceOddity on February 18, 2008, 06:15:33 am
@Brutus: No, force is not always necessary, it appears that you can put colonies on friendly planets too. But you do need the colonies as a jumping point, to get "further out".  ;)
It makes sense when you think about it.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Veraal on February 18, 2008, 06:16:18 am
THis is in the center of the galaxy. (http://dresdencodak.com/cartoons/dc_027.htm)

Ignore the bear stuff.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Haseri on February 18, 2008, 06:54:23 am
I think, after guiding your creature through thousends of hardships, you'll be treated to the last part of 2001: A Space Odyssey. For anyone who has watched it, the part with the psychedelic colours and no talking. For anyone who hasn't seen it, the universe melts. And then stuff happens.

Then, in large flaming red letters, it says: We Are Sorry For The Inconvenience.

I could be wrong. It could be Will Wright on the toilet repeating the meaning of life from Monty Python's Meaning of Life in Chthulu's language while the credits are rolling. And the final, lasting credit is to the Gaming Steve Message Board Spore Forums, whose hope we fed on while you slept.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Brutus on February 18, 2008, 06:59:59 am
so the nearer to the centre iof the galaxy you get, the more hostile and powerful the races get?

logically then at the very centre shouldn't their be some superpowerful race that you can befriend like Magrathea.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Miclee on February 18, 2008, 09:31:26 am
so the nearer to the centre iof the galaxy you get, the more hostile and powerful the races get?

logically then at the very centre shouldn't their be some superpowerful race that you can befriend like Magrathea.
It's probably teh Grobb at the center.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Myshuno on February 18, 2008, 04:09:19 pm
so the nearer to the centre iof the galaxy you get, the more hostile and powerful the races get?

logically then at the very centre shouldn't their be some superpowerful race that you can befriend like Magrathea.

or he could kill you and send you back to the cell stage.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Classeye on February 18, 2008, 05:21:18 pm
so the nearer to the centre iof the galaxy you get, the more hostile and powerful the races get?

logically then at the very centre shouldn't their be some superpowerful race that you can befriend like Magrathea.

(remember that the growing difficulty is simply speculation)

not neccesarily more hostile, but harder to beat socially/technologically/economically. maybe some alliances that you have to completely beat before you can infringe on any one of their planets.



I could be wrong. It could be Will Wright on the toilet repeating the meaning of life from Monty Python's Meaning of Life in Chthulu's language while the credits are rolling.

I rarely laugh out loud to potty humor, but this got me giggling

Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on February 18, 2008, 08:31:37 pm
Well, that new article said you're going to be fighting a robotic race, maybe that has something to do with it http://www.gametap.com/home/read/article/3843 .

Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Classeye on February 18, 2008, 09:18:33 pm
Well, that new article said you're going to be fighting a robotic race, maybe that has something to do with it http://www.gametap.com/home/read/article/3843 .

well that's news (that I'm still questioning the validity of)

Maybe there's a giant red "off" button at the center of the universe
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Genusaus on February 18, 2008, 11:44:22 pm
Remember not to confuse the Center of the Galaxy with the Center of the Universe, Spore is... afterall based on a galaxy.

But what's my guess? You get to jump to a planet ruled by humans...Earth! And you have to fight for Kosovo independence, or no Kosovo independence, or wait til the UN decides. It's so genius that the scenario will be obsolete when the decision is made. Or you could just scratch out all the Kosovo stuff and have Earth.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Woulfe on February 19, 2008, 06:36:43 am
You reach the center of the galaxy and find.....

A totally white room ?
( if you've seen 2001 you'll know what I'm talking about )

In the room is a man sitting before a computer, you approach him, on his computer screen is you approaching him, he turns around it's YOURSELF only older, he looks some 75 years older then you are currently, he's duplicated on the computer screen in front of him, several times over, all turned around.

Looking at, NOTHING, the you that walked up behind yourself isn't there anymore, you're now the guy sitting at the computer, you get up and walk over to the bathroom, and hear a noise behind you, you turn around and there's you again eating some food, and your even older then you are now.

The you eating looks up at the doorway to the bathroom and sees NOTHING, you're now sitting at the table eating, still following this ? good. You bump the glass of drink on the table it drops and shatters on the floor. You look down at it and hear some breathing, you look up over at the bed and see.

Yourself even older still, by now you get what's happening here, you then become the guy on the bed, you are near the end of your life, you reach up, there's a huge black monolith in the room now, you try to touch it, but you can't get out of bed, suddenly your a STAR CHILD !

You then go into the Monolith and then, your orbiting the world you started on as the STAR CHILD !

THEN, the credits roll.

- W -
* Who's watched 2001 far too many times, yes ? *
 
P.S. If you are doing drugs there's a 99% chance upon seeing the STAR CHILD you'll run out of the theater screaming "It's God !"
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on February 19, 2008, 07:37:11 am
Remember not to confuse the Center of the Galaxy with the Center of the Universe, Spore is... afterall based on a galaxy.

But what's my guess? You get to jump to a planet ruled by humans...Earth! And you have to fight for Kosovo independence, or no Kosovo independence, or wait til the UN decides. It's so genius that the scenario will be obsolete when the decision is made. Or you could just scratch out all the Kosovo stuff and have Earth.
We already know that Earth is in Spore.  Its far out on one of the Spiral arms.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: PikMini on February 23, 2008, 02:25:43 pm
I am not going on the internet until i find out what is in the center for myself, for i know douche bags will tell other people via game blogs and stuff..>:( 
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on February 24, 2008, 03:26:20 am
nah ill find out on the net that way i dont have to have that to focus on in the back of my mind, and can just relax and enjoy spore at a more casual less goal oriented way
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: aligon on February 24, 2008, 05:55:49 pm
I was also wondering how the AI would deal with the fact that it has such a gigantic galaxy at its disposition. Will things just stay dormant until you get to them, or will other large empires grow in the other spiral arms as you play? It would be cool to get to the center of the galaxy and think you've finished everything, and then realize that the AI has been running the rest of your Universe this entire time, and there are empires just as vast, if not even MORE powerful than your own, still out there...

just posted this in another thread, and I thought it would be pretty cool even if only this happened once you got to the center: the ability to explore other spiral arms than the one you might have been stuck on up 'till now...
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Jagon on February 24, 2008, 06:00:16 pm
i think once you reach the center, it gives you a slide show of your most memorable moments with some sad music in the background.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Bona Fide Supraman on February 25, 2008, 01:59:15 pm
Maybe there's chocolate...
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Aybraus on February 25, 2008, 02:16:59 pm
Time manipulation
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: thorjarle on March 03, 2008, 03:34:01 am
I think that you become a god and can create solar systems at will.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: creiij on March 03, 2008, 03:36:38 am
Cake? No wait that was a lie...

I guess the center will be some sort of supermassive black hole which can take you to any black hole in the galaxy, Would be cool =)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Pixxel on March 03, 2008, 04:01:26 am
hm.. The citadel Station from mass effect?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: KL0k on March 03, 2008, 04:05:29 am
you enter the center.. and find.... a red button... it glows... nothing else is there... curious as you are, you hit it... and starts a format c: routine ;D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on March 03, 2008, 08:01:13 am
maybe itll end how it started, showing how everything is a cycle of life, so youll get to make a comet hit another planet and either play as that race or  watch them grow as your allies :)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: The Time Traveller on March 03, 2008, 02:01:52 pm
How about ascension?  When you get to the center of the galaxy, your creatures ascend out of your control.  They ascend into the main menu, onto your desktop, and finally into real life.  Then they take over the Earth and compete with other ascended races from other games of Spore.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Skyward on March 03, 2008, 03:40:44 pm
Cake? No wait that was a lie...

ARGH you took it from me... *silently plots creiij's downfall*
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Coolant on March 03, 2008, 05:26:10 pm
Has anyone mentioned a race of Gnomes yet? And all the buildings will be diamond shaped and green. Hah, and you'll be able to pick between a list of "cheats" for your game.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Spore-addict on March 03, 2008, 10:38:34 pm
a planet full of the most dangerous aninal ever lived. The KILLLERBUNNY.

(monty python fan, yep what can you do...)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Neoskel on March 03, 2008, 10:50:36 pm
a planet full of the most dangerous aninal ever lived. The KILLLERBUNNY.

(monty python fan, yep what can you do...)

Tsk tsk, you mean the Vorpal Bunny.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Axelgear on March 04, 2008, 06:11:07 am
Actually, my guess is that it has something to do with a wormhole of some sort, but that's just me. After all, the centre of our galaxy is a super-massive black hole, so...
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Dad on March 04, 2008, 08:10:10 am
Actually, my guess is that it has something to do with a wormhole of some sort, but that's just me. After all, the centre of our galaxy is a super-massive black hole, so...
That would be kind of cool, a worm hole that will instantly transport you anywhere in your universe.  Giving you the power to be anywhere instantly.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DoggySpew on March 04, 2008, 09:53:24 am
you enter the center.. and find.... a red button... it glows... nothing else is there... curious as you are, you hit it... and starts a format c: routine ;D

You mean something like this ? --> http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF111-Reset.jpg
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Axelgear on March 04, 2008, 11:36:39 am
That would be kind of cool, a worm hole that will instantly transport you anywhere in your universe.  Giving you the power to be anywhere instantly.

Well, wormholes only ever lead you one place. It's simply a matter of where that is; probably another galaxy. Perhaps it gives you some sort of greater control of world design and such? You create a world, throw a meteor at it, and as soon as it hits, you end up at the start of a new game?

Just one idea. There's infinite possibilities.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on March 04, 2008, 02:49:02 pm
willosaurs, which are a godlike race, and grant you a power or whatever etc
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Oshaberi on March 05, 2008, 02:53:50 pm
Maybe it will start a counter that slowly ticks down the billions of year until the quasar in the center of the galaxy expands enough to reach your planet. >D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Pixxel on March 05, 2008, 03:30:11 pm
Maybe they haven't made anything in the middle yet they just said so, so we would flood them with ideas.. after all the developers lurk on gamingsteve.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Sub on March 08, 2008, 08:29:54 pm
Maybe they haven't made anything in the middle yet they just said so, so we would flood them with ideas.. after all the developers lurk on gamingsteve.

Lmao.  That would have been clever
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: steelers5ty9 on March 09, 2008, 04:55:38 pm
you will get to the middle....

and  a giant image will pop up saying "this is all just a dream.."

and youll wake up in a sporeless universe :O!

that wouldnt bother me, we live in that dream universe now! lol
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on March 10, 2008, 01:33:47 am
Maybe they haven't made anything in the middle yet they just said so, so we would flood them with ideas.. after all the developers lurk on gamingsteve.

omg, quick, infest their minds!

MAKE THE CENTRE A TICKET TO GET ALL EXPANSIONS FREE!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Yuu on March 10, 2008, 04:37:26 am
You would probably gain the option to "ascend" if you reach the center of the galaxy. Or at least get StarWars/Dune-esque powers.

I will probably use "The Voice" on other races when playing as my galaxy's antagonists. 8)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: blitzonator on March 10, 2008, 11:26:50 am
Ohh! Unlock more galaxy's!!!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: SpaceOddity on March 10, 2008, 11:55:36 am
What about... you'll enter a parallel dimension where all the solar systems and nebulae are the same but inhabited by totally different lifeforms.  ;D
Easy to implement, given the way Spore works... (the only drawback is that you can't go back to were you where).

Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Yuu on March 10, 2008, 03:23:57 pm
Maybe you'll find the place where all the cells in the galaxy originated. :) That'll explain the PanSporea that occured in the galaxy. ;)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Neoskel on March 10, 2008, 04:34:44 pm
Ha! Find a 'Life Dispenser' at the center of the galaxy. I like it.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Com on March 10, 2008, 04:54:21 pm

When you enter the center of the galaxy the screen will go black and these words will appear.

"Go outside"
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: The Time Traveller on March 10, 2008, 05:08:21 pm
Perhaps you gain the ability to see from first-person from your creatures?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Yuu on March 10, 2008, 06:03:07 pm
Like fisheyes in the Sims?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on March 10, 2008, 09:19:04 pm
You will see Browser and finally get your princess back, unfortunately his planet will turn into a blackwhole, and suck up all the Lumas.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Branko on March 11, 2008, 06:18:26 am
Maybe you'll find the place where all the cells in the galaxy originated. :) That'll explain the PanSporea that occured in the galaxy. ;)

That is good idea. Maybe Grobs are sending cells all around.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DaMuncha on March 13, 2008, 01:08:10 am
Ya know that would be funny. At the center you find.. a big green  pipe, so you beam you're creature onto it and it gets sucked down the pipe and spat out in Mario World.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: slugfly on March 13, 2008, 02:21:32 pm
A giant message written on the side of a barren planet:  "We apologize for the inconvenience"
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Sadisticfaction on March 13, 2008, 03:10:27 pm
Cake :D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Myshuno on March 13, 2008, 03:34:07 pm
Cake :D

are...are you serius, there are like 4 whole pages starting on page five about it being cake at the center.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkstar on March 13, 2008, 03:49:02 pm
Cake :D
the cake is a lie...



besides we all know that in the center of the universe there is actually a tribal civilization equipped with UFO destroying sticks
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 13, 2008, 03:53:03 pm
I'll bet all of you that the center of the galaxy is......... the games credit's.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Yuu on March 13, 2008, 10:34:33 pm
We all know that the Center of the galaxy is where you will find the Galaxy's center. Or maybe...  :o It's Kingdom Hearts?!!!! [/jk]

Now seriously, I really think the center has something to do with panspermia. Why else would the galaxy's center be guarded by an ancient and powerful civilization of almost unbelievable power? It's logical to say that the oldest species are usually the strongest. Though, as there is still no info about it, no one can be sure of anything yet.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Tark on March 15, 2008, 08:52:19 pm
Like in the center of most galaxies, you will find a super-massive black hole...

...duh
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: martyk on March 15, 2008, 08:56:36 pm
Unlikely as it would be, a naucean cameo would be pretty epic.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Yuu on March 16, 2008, 10:59:51 pm
Truly Epic indeed.

There is a possibility of it happening, since it's one of the first fan-made Spore creatures. :)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: ARCosta on March 17, 2008, 01:35:02 am
Now seriously, I really think the center has something to do with panspermia. Why else would the galaxy's center be guarded by an ancient and powerful civilization of almost unbelievable power? It's logical to say that the oldest species are usually the strongest. Though, as there is still no info about it, no one can be sure of anything yet.

I like this idea, it's plausible and meaningfull enough to happen.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on March 17, 2008, 02:38:47 am
Now seriously, I really think the center has something to do with panspermia. Why else would the galaxy's center be guarded by an ancient and powerful civilization of almost unbelievable power? It's logical to say that the oldest species are usually the strongest. Though, as there is still no info about it, no one can be sure of anything yet.

I like this idea, it's plausible and meaningfull enough to happen.


dont be silly, its obviously a giant doughnout, duh?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: xnodas on March 17, 2008, 03:09:46 am
It unlocks the power of dark matter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Orly on March 17, 2008, 06:19:57 am
I think...

That when you get to the center of the galaxy, the screen will flash like the heavens opening, and a giant  message will be emblazoned on your screen...

REMEMBER TO BUY SIMS 3!!!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Clockwerk on March 17, 2008, 07:27:07 am
I think at the center of the Galaxy is a advance alien race who have be expertimenting with evoultion and your race and others were the result.  They then give you their advance technology (Planet/Galaxy editor) and then evole into greater beings and leave.  You then can contiune to fiddle around with the Galaxy or start over with a new race which when it gets to the center of the Galaxy encounters your previous race, gives them the technology and so on.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultimatum on March 17, 2008, 01:38:30 pm
When you get to the centre of the galixy,it zooms futher and futher out till you relise that spore is a game,played by the sims on their compter.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 17, 2008, 01:41:08 pm
When you get to the centre of the galixy,it zooms futher and futher out till you relise that spore is a game,played by the sims on their compter.

If the Spore Devs still read these forums, for the love of god put this in the credits!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Clockwerk on March 17, 2008, 03:11:30 pm
When you get to the centre of the galixy,it zooms futher and futher out till you relise that spore is a game,played by the sims on their compter.

If the Spore Devs still read these forums, for the love of god put this in the credits!

Seconded!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Sutternalt on March 17, 2008, 03:54:43 pm
When you get to the centre of the galixy,it zooms futher and futher out till you relise that spore is a game,played by the sims on their compter.

If the Spore Devs still read these forums, for the love of god put this in the credits!

Seconded!

Thirded!!

Seriously, I think that you'll get to the center and promptly a storyline will start.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: The Time Traveller on March 17, 2008, 03:57:48 pm
Or maybe you unlock Friendly Missiles?

(See above poster's sig)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Chaosdwarft on March 23, 2008, 03:51:19 am
When you get to the centre of the galixy,it zooms futher and futher out till you relise that spore is a game,played by the sims on their compter.

If the Spore Devs still read these forums, for the love of god put this in the credits!

Seconded!

Thirded!!

Seriously, I think that you'll get to the center and promptly a storyline will start.

Yeah that is a great idea and so hilarious I would crack myself up.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Yuu on March 23, 2008, 11:32:54 pm
When you get to the centre of the galixy,it zooms futher and futher out till you relise that spore is a game,played by the sims on their compter.

If the Spore Devs still read these forums, for the love of god put this in the credits!

Seconded!

Thirded!!

Fourthed!!!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Andrew Ryan on March 24, 2008, 12:04:29 am
Fithed!!!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DaMuncha on March 24, 2008, 04:37:25 am
Sixthed

...

Why are we counting?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Mighdas on March 24, 2008, 06:59:14 am
I'm pretty sure its the galactic editor artifact
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on March 24, 2008, 12:36:43 pm
Youll get to the centre...

...and wake up and realise it was all a dream and spore isnt out for another year  :P
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Glacies on March 25, 2008, 11:05:30 am
If you reach the center of the universe you'll get a fishystick!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Orly on March 25, 2008, 03:27:17 pm
(http://morrowind.bonusweb.cz/obrazek/til_fishystick.jpg)

congratulations, you've reached the center of the galaxy!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Chaosdwarft on March 30, 2008, 12:18:55 pm
You discover Loc-Nar and enter the world of Heavy Metal
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultimatum on March 30, 2008, 01:02:44 pm
You land at the centre of galaxy and find a planet,but this looks familer and the creatures look similer to yours.You relise that your planet IS the centre of galixy.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: woohoojiffylube on March 30, 2008, 02:07:19 pm
At the center of the galaxy there will be screen that allows you to unlock a cinematic of the pivotal events in your race's history, the flora editor, and underwater, flying, symbiotic, robotic, spineless, hive-mind, inorganic, fantasy, and energy-based creatures. You know how I know?

I DON'T.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultramarine on March 30, 2008, 02:09:47 pm
That whole post merits a WTF?! :P
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Sutternalt on March 30, 2008, 05:00:57 pm
Jiffy, you may watch a little too much South Park.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: woohoojiffylube on March 30, 2008, 06:45:18 pm
Jiffy, you may watch a little too much South Park.

Fixed to be understandable by those who don't watch a little too much South Park.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: HarvesteR on March 30, 2008, 09:40:22 pm
think about the hidden secret in simCity 2000

the info text for the launch arco building in SC2000 hinted that if you built enough of them you'd discover the true secret of simEarth
there was a saved city in the game that was called 249 arco, it was made to reveal that secret... once you placed that 250th arco, they would start launching themselves into space one by one (that took a while) then the game would display a message that read:

your arcos have departed into space to colonize other worlds... blah blah blah something something

it's not much of a stretch to imagine a similar thing happening once you get to the center of the galaxy... something to give you a sense of scope about the universe or something like that... kinda of like the ending sequence of men in black

Cheers
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Yuu on April 09, 2008, 06:38:24 pm
Do you guys think we can possibly outbuy the Center-of-teh-Galaxy-Creatures? Since they're the most advanced race in teh galaxy, they won't have any need for trading and stuff do they? :P They could just get what they want by force.

So will military be the only way?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 09, 2008, 06:43:43 pm
Do you guys think we can possibly outbuy the Center-of-teh-Galaxy-Creatures? Since they're the most advanced race in teh galaxy, they won't have any need for trading and stuff do they? :P They could just get what they want by force.

So will military be the only way?

I think not, unless Will Wright wants this game to end up like the ending of Black and White 2.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: PikMini on April 09, 2008, 06:54:47 pm
Uhh... How would you go about finding the center of the galaxy?

Nevermind, none of you have even played spore.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 09, 2008, 06:56:28 pm
Well as a consolation nether have you!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DarkDragon on April 09, 2008, 06:57:51 pm
I bet the game will try to divide by 0 when you get to the center  ;D
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 09, 2008, 07:04:50 pm
Yah, I bet it will t-

Argh...

Ahhhhhhhhhh...

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMUUUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHAHAHHAHHAHHAHAAHAHAAH!!!!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: IWANTHOTDOG on April 10, 2008, 04:09:47 am
I bet the game will try to divide by 0 when you get to the center  ;D

Then what'll happen?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Woulfe on April 10, 2008, 04:18:45 am
I bet the game will try to divide by 0 when you get to the center  ;D

Then what'll happen?

The Internet will crash as the Internet's computers aren't designed to devide by zero, heck most computers aren't designed to do that, well PC's aren't anyway, you'll get a big ol' Illeagel Funtion Call then a black screen o' death, much worse then a blue screen o' death, as it means your computer shut off.

Guess you never played any DOS games that would lock up computers from deviding by zero ;-)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DaMuncha on April 10, 2008, 07:49:47 am
Abort, Retry, Fail.
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Abort, Retry, Fail.


Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Axelgear on April 10, 2008, 08:00:16 am
(http://www.starkeith.net/coredump/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/divide-by-zero.gif)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on April 10, 2008, 08:13:19 am
I bet the game will try to divide by 0 when you get to the center  ;D

Then what'll happen?

The Internet will crash as the Internet's computers aren't designed to devide by zero, heck most computers aren't designed to do that, well PC's aren't anyway, you'll get a big ol' Illeagel Funtion Call then a black screen o' death, much worse then a blue screen o' death, as it means your computer shut off.

Guess you never played any DOS games that would lock up computers from deviding by zero ;-)


wow ive been learning programming and never knew this...

hmm might make a program that does that and try it out on my mates pc :P
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Woulfe on April 10, 2008, 08:42:28 am
I bet the game will try to divide by 0 when you get to the center  ;D

Then what'll happen?

The Internet will crash as the Internet's computers aren't designed to devide by zero, heck most computers aren't designed to do that, well PC's aren't anyway, you'll get a big ol' Illeagel Funtion Call then a black screen o' death, much worse then a blue screen o' death, as it means your computer shut off.

Guess you never played any DOS games that would lock up computers from deviding by zero ;-)


wow ive been learning programming and never knew this...

hmm might make a program that does that and try it out on my mates pc :P

It only works on old computers running DOS, all that happens on new computer is the command prompt window closes, still a pain in the butt none the less.

Windows 95 and up no longer suffers from this programing / hardware error of deviding by zero, that's why when Y2K rolled around not one computer went belly up.

;)

Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DaMuncha on April 10, 2008, 08:44:35 am
Yet some people were acting like the world was going to end, lol.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Myshuno on April 10, 2008, 10:33:52 am
Yet some people were acting like the world was going to end, lol.

i remember my neighbor down the street from me was like praying and whatnot thinking that armegedon was around the corner. He had all these jugs of water and like a whole room full of food to last for like a year. Then...nothing happened. Everyone luaghed at him, it was kind of funny.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: LadyM on April 10, 2008, 12:26:43 pm
Axelgear got busted hot linking.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Com on April 10, 2008, 12:48:52 pm

He's to be made an example of...the judge throw the book at him and now *sniff* he has had all his interwebs taken away. :-[
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Pinstar on April 10, 2008, 03:00:38 pm
Perhaps the center of the galaxy is the ideal internet, where you can hotlink without worry.

Either that or a puppy. My money is on a puppy, a really cute one.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on April 10, 2008, 03:25:15 pm
Perhaps the center of the galaxy is the ideal internet, where you can hotlink without worry.

Either that or a puppy. My money is on a puppy, a really cute one.

Lets not be silly now.

Its clearly going to be a loaf of intergalactic omniscient bread.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DarkDragon on April 11, 2008, 11:28:21 am
Perhaps the center of the galaxy is the ideal internet, where you can hotlink without worry.

Either that or a puppy. My money is on a puppy, a really cute one.

Lets not be silly now.

Its clearly going to be a loaf of intergalactic omniscient bread.

IT'S GONNA BE THE CAKE!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Mighdas on April 11, 2008, 12:04:29 pm
Perhaps the center of the galaxy is the ideal internet, where you can hotlink without worry.

Either that or a puppy. My money is on a puppy, a really cute one.

Lets not be silly now.

Its clearly going to be a loaf of intergalactic omniscient bread.

IT'S GONNA BE THE CAKE!

For the last time, the cake is a lie!
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DaMuncha on April 11, 2008, 09:23:56 pm
That joke is dead, buried, dug up, turned into a zombie, cleansed, then decomposed. Oh, and its not funny any more.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Classeye on April 11, 2008, 11:09:54 pm
That joke is dead, buried, dug up, turned into a zombie, cleansed, then decomposed. Oh, and its not funny any more.

what? no fire and salting of the earth
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DaMuncha on April 12, 2008, 12:18:52 am
That comes under "cleansed"
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Axelgear on April 12, 2008, 09:51:28 am
That joke is not funny anymore, but it doesn't make the cake any more truthful.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: IWANTHOTDOG on April 13, 2008, 09:13:53 am
Once you reach the center, a virus will be spread into all the creatures. Its a viral infection that will decimate everything in Spore.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on April 13, 2008, 09:45:41 am
Once you reach the center, a virus will be spread into all the creatures. Its a viral infection that will decimate everything in Spore.

I think you mean terminate.  Decimate just means 'get rid of 10%'

Methinks the center of the galaxy will be...a large message, bathed in fire and fireworks:  You Are Now Free To Go About Your Life.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Axelgear on April 14, 2008, 07:39:35 am
Does this mean that smallpox triminates? It has about a 30% fatality rate, after all...
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Seloth on April 18, 2008, 11:53:18 am
No one has talked about how you ge to the centre of the galaxy.Im sure once you get your interstellar drive you could go straight to there so theres not much of a mystery.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Lippy on April 18, 2008, 12:22:24 pm
In one of the many interviews they mentioned that you have to colonize planets (or make friends with other space faring races on the way) in order to have a jump point to go further.   So it's not just the simple thing of going to the center of the universe as soon as you get the interstellar drive.  The interstellar drive allows you to leave your star system and visit others in your neighborhood.  Upgrades might increase how far you can go, and cheats might let you go anywhere immediately, but there are limits.

Although decimate did at one time mean to kill off 10%, it's usage has changed and IWANTHOTDOG is correct.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DarkDragon on April 18, 2008, 12:24:37 pm
In one of the many interviews they mentioned that you have to colonize planets (or make friends with other space faring races on the way) in order to have a jump point to go further.   So it's not just the simple thing of going to the center of the universe as soon as you get the interstellar drive.  The interstellar drive allows you to leave your star system and visit others in your neighborhood.  Upgrades might increase how far you can go, and cheats might let you go anywhere immediately, but there are limits.

Although decimate did at one time mean to kill off 10%, it's usage has changed and IWANTHOTDOG is correct.

So decimate, terminate, annihilate, etc all mean the same thing now? :x
Title: What will be... at the center?
Post by: DarkDragon on April 18, 2008, 07:11:41 pm
Alright, Will says there will be "Something interesting" at the center of the galaxy, so I made a little poll with a few options (even though some are very unlikely).

So, what would you like to find there?

1. Water Creatures unlocked.
2. Flora editor unlocked.
3. Terrain editor unlocked.
4. Some kind of editor parts unlocked (any editor).
5. Some cool video showing you how important life and the universe are.
6. Cheat list. (lol)
7. Something else. (if so, say what)
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Orly on April 18, 2008, 07:15:44 pm
i roll video.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Gungnir on April 18, 2008, 07:28:30 pm
I heard something about a robotic evil race...forgot where though.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: tomasgaquino on April 18, 2008, 07:32:23 pm
I heard something about a robotic evil face...forgot where though.

Fixed.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: helio-G on April 18, 2008, 08:08:52 pm
A Black Hole that holds the entire galaxy together.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: riux1101 on April 18, 2008, 08:15:24 pm
A condom in the shape of a Lantern.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Gungnir on April 18, 2008, 08:22:27 pm
I heard something about a robotic evil face...forgot where though.

Fixed.
Hmm..andross?
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Chaosenigma on April 18, 2008, 08:39:54 pm
Wasnt there a mention of being able to find Sol, our solar system? (earth, mars, etc.) I'm thinking that thats at the centre
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Classeye on April 18, 2008, 08:59:56 pm
I vote other: a moderately interesting video that blows your mind to a minor degree

edit: andI highly doubt that they'd hide an editor in there
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: DaMuncha on April 18, 2008, 09:48:37 pm
I bet hes gonna do a "powers of ten" rip off, when you finaly get to the centre, the camera zooms out all the way, and you realise your whole universe is just a small part of another cell creature, and the game starts all over again.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: eropS on April 18, 2008, 10:01:53 pm
Come to think of it, a list of 'Godly commands' (cheats) does seem probable.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Andrew Ryan on April 18, 2008, 10:14:16 pm
Other: A portal to the EA's website.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Null on April 18, 2008, 10:44:29 pm
Yep, I think you become a god....


... I don't really think that but it better be pretty damn big.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Neoskel on April 18, 2008, 11:03:33 pm
Lol. Theres 7 options and the poll says 'you may select up to 7 options'.

That'll really get you results.  :P (yeah, i voted all 7  ;D)
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Kcronos on April 18, 2008, 11:17:18 pm
Why, if you reach the center, you will be given instructions to enter the Spore universe and live inside it with your creations forever!


Forever and ever...
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Hydromancerx on April 18, 2008, 11:59:02 pm
You can already unlock parts at any time they said. Please remove that choice.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Zamaza on April 19, 2008, 03:18:58 am
Maybe a video men in black style keeping with the powers of ten theme...
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Yannick on April 19, 2008, 06:10:45 am
Water creatures be unlocked! (Yeah, right)

Maybe some superduper cool parts, a video and a cheat list (The one you get without looking on ze internet :-p)
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on April 19, 2008, 06:23:27 am
Wasnt there a mention of being able to find Sol, our solar system? (earth, mars, etc.) I'm thinking that thats at the centre

No, that's gonna be right where it normally is, on the outer 1/3 of a spiral arm of the galaxy (in the NASA video, that's where Will goes when he types in the cheat to get to Earth.)

I think there will be.....Nothing...nothing at all.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: DarkDragon on April 19, 2008, 06:34:07 am
You can already unlock parts at any time they said. Please remove that choice.

When I say "unlock parts", it means previously hidden parts that you couldn't even see in the editor (unlike those that you can see but have a darker tone because you can't use them yet).
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Ultramarine on April 19, 2008, 08:04:45 am
Don't we already have a thread like this?
We could've just added a poll...just thinking out loud again :P.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Pinstar on April 19, 2008, 01:04:35 pm
There is also a chance of seeing what might be in the first expansion pack. Maybe a glimpse into "another universe, one with X and Y and more Z than you could immagine"

At the very least, I think they'll unlock anything that is still locked down.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: LadyM on April 19, 2008, 01:22:47 pm
First one to get to the center wins a date with Will. The rest get plushy toys of a Willosaur.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: blitzonator on April 19, 2008, 01:28:06 pm
A rickroll.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 19, 2008, 01:56:58 pm
First one to get to the center wins a date with Will.

How do you know that it'll be female?  I suppose if they were male they could get Caryl Shaw.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: emmet on April 19, 2008, 02:11:55 pm
Or they could get a date with Will anyway.

When we get to the middle, a guy turns around on his cosmic chair and says, "I've been waiting for you, Mr. Bond."
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: nurizeko on April 19, 2008, 02:55:54 pm
The center of the galaxy will culminate in a sublimation event, your race will descover the secrets of ascension, and transcend this plane of existence to a higher one of pure energy, of course some will stay behind to fly about in the UFO and keep the colonies.


Eh, I dunno what will happen.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Kregaaron on April 19, 2008, 04:12:27 pm
Maybe it's the Grobb.

"While you could spend most of your time occupied with just exploration, there also is a narrative story line to this phase as well, which culminates in your planet facing off against the boss race, a crew of robots known as the Grobb."

http://www.gametap.com/articles/gamepreviews/spore_part_1_mac_pc-02132008
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Little on April 19, 2008, 04:39:06 pm
Maybe it's the Grobb.

"While you could spend most of your time occupied with just exploration, there also is a narrative story line to this phase as well, which culminates in your planet facing off against the boss race, a crew of robots known as the Grobb."

http://www.gametap.com/articles/gamepreviews/spore_part_1_mac_pc-02132008

NNNOOOOOOOO!!!!

I wanted to make my own story, not kill robots  :(
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DarkDragon on April 19, 2008, 05:01:50 pm
Maybe it's the Grobb.

"While you could spend most of your time occupied with just exploration, there also is a narrative story line to this phase as well, which culminates in your planet facing off against the boss race, a crew of robots known as the Grobb."

http://www.gametap.com/articles/gamepreviews/spore_part_1_mac_pc-02132008

NNNOOOOOOOO!!!!

I wanted to make my own story, not kill robots  :(

They gotta be kidding me... maybe it's like The Sims Stories series and The Sims, you can follow default stories or go on "free" mode where you make your own.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: 0goober0 on April 19, 2008, 05:05:44 pm
my guess is that they don't know what their going to put in the center yet. They're looking at this forum for ideas.  ;)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: darkwanderer on April 19, 2008, 05:22:34 pm
Maybe it's the Grobb.

"While you could spend most of your time occupied with just exploration, there also is a narrative story line to this phase as well, which culminates in your planet facing off against the boss race, a crew of robots known as the Grobb."

http://www.gametap.com/articles/gamepreviews/spore_part_1_mac_pc-02132008

NNNOOOOOOOO!!!!

I wanted to make my own story, not kill robots  :(

They gotta be kidding me... maybe it's like The Sims Stories series and The Sims, you can follow default stories or go on "free" mode where you make your own.

seeing as spore is all about freedom i doubt theyll design it in sucha  way to limit freedom. it morelikely just gives you a sense of purpose at the very least ;)
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: The Time Traveller on April 19, 2008, 05:25:46 pm
My guess: at the center of the galaxy, you hitch your spaceship to the blackhole and gain the ability to create them.  Additionally, there is a new editor called the WORLD editor.  This allows you to change physics or creatures allowed in universes you can access through your new Black Hole UFO.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Behumat on April 19, 2008, 06:04:31 pm
I think we'll see a dance montage, like the ewoks at the end of return of the jedi.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: Danzik on April 19, 2008, 06:24:12 pm
Just like the real galaxy, it'll have a tootsie roll center.
Title: Re: What will be... at the center?
Post by: nurizeko on April 19, 2008, 06:41:39 pm
Actually the center is a galaxy bar. Mmmmmm smooooooooth.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Qwwe on April 27, 2008, 05:56:40 pm
mm.. My guess would be:
A) Procedurally generated cheat codes unlocked :P
B) A way to link up your galaxy with a friends galaxy
C) More editors to control EVERYTHING, including animation, coloring, and sounds
D) A special code that allows you to go to an online store and download spore 2, the reason for all the delays
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: woohoojiffylube on April 27, 2008, 05:58:39 pm
I don't know what happens when you get there, but there's supposedly a quasar in the middle.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Mason11987 on May 03, 2008, 09:26:41 am
I don't know what happens when you get there, but there's supposedly a quasar in the middle.

In the center of the milky way there is actually a supermassive black hole.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Behumat on May 03, 2008, 02:07:43 pm
Which apparently is dormant, mostly.

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/04/15/1722254 (http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/04/15/1722254)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Ultramarine on May 03, 2008, 03:04:53 pm
Basically this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spore_(video_game)#Ending

But it's still a mystery to what "exactly" happens.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Full_Metal on May 03, 2008, 06:27:45 pm
I hope the Grobb are a red-herring... that's the kind of thing that would ruin the game.

Maybe you encounter Will Wright and the Maxis team, "We hope you enjoyed this game", maybe the supermassive black hole at the center becomes a gateway to other galaxies, other universes...
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: woohoojiffylube on May 03, 2008, 06:36:04 pm
Maybe it lets you start another galaxy, as well as keep your current galaxy (ie. a new save file). I don't think it would lead you to a new galaxy within the same saved game because Maxis has said that it would take several lifetimes (alright, maybe an exaggeration) to explore one galaxy.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Chaosenigma on May 03, 2008, 11:45:42 pm
other universe's eh?, wouldnt it be a blast if it unlocked a hidden spore mmorpg mode
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: The Time Traveller on May 04, 2008, 06:56:19 am
Maybe it could unlock an editor editor.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: leanbarton on May 04, 2008, 07:18:16 am
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f265/leanbarton/grobb.jpg)

Sure it may be the Grobb/robot willosaurus, but what happens if you win against them?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Mason11987 on May 04, 2008, 08:43:22 am
I hope the Grobb are a red-herring... that's the kind of thing that would ruin the game.

Maybe you encounter Will Wright and the Maxis team, "We hope you enjoyed this game", maybe the supermassive black hole at the center becomes a gateway to other galaxies, other universes...

I don't see it as ruining the game.  It's not like there won't be other species.  Sims 2 was made much better by having little goals to achieve and if this is a similar thing I think it would be great.  Some are buying this game for the sandbox and some are buying it for the fact that it's simply an awesome game but want a little more then that.  This way, everyone wins. 
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Beatnuki on May 04, 2008, 10:07:45 am
I'm looking forward to meeting the Grobb.  ;D

Maybe when you beat them and get to the middle it's a gateway to a Planescape-like multiverse that links all planes of existence together. What the purpose of going there would be, though, I don't know.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Doctor Z on May 04, 2008, 10:41:33 am
So that you can visit the Universe of Cheese. Thus, solve all hunger.

Yes.

It works.

Leave me alone.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Robertbobby91 on May 04, 2008, 02:28:10 pm
I'm going to bet Earth, Willosaurs, or beginning the game all over.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 04, 2008, 03:54:33 pm
I'm going to bet Earth, Willosaurs, or beginning the game all over.

Not Earth since we know its at the edge of the galaxy not the center.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Doomsday on May 04, 2008, 11:21:15 pm
A giant inescapable black hole that destroys your UFO. The Grobb tried to warn you but you were to busy blowing them up to notice. Silly you.

Seriously though? It's probably something cheesy. Like "the origin of the universe" or a greater powersource for your UFO (ie lets you move planets or at least perform more powerful tasks).
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Mason11987 on May 05, 2008, 04:45:57 am
I'm going to bet Earth, Willosaurs, or beginning the game all over.

Not Earth since we know its at the edge of the galaxy not the center.

In reality, yes, but do we know that in Spore?
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: SpaceOddity on May 05, 2008, 05:28:37 am
Yes, check out WW's speech at NASA (http://spaceoddityblog.planets.gamespy.com/?p=119). Roughly halfway in (12:45).
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Mason11987 on May 05, 2008, 07:15:30 am
Yes, check out WW's speech at NASA (http://spaceoddityblog.planets.gamespy.com/?p=119). Roughly halfway in (12:45).

oh, well alright then  :-X.

thanks :)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Behumat on May 05, 2008, 08:57:24 am
You find ...... the face of god.
(http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/images/will_wright.jpg)
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Beatnuki on May 06, 2008, 09:57:20 am
A giant Will Wright face would actually be pretty funny; even moreso if it was a huge Andross-from-Starfox-like boss battle, complete with the weak points to defeat him helpfully painted in bright glowy yellow and white flashy colours.

Defeat the giant Will Wright head and, um.....well, maybe it just floats there and you could start a colony on it or something.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DarkDragon on May 06, 2008, 10:09:06 am
You ascent to a higher plane of existence and become a true god, you will be able to control time and space, travel among Galaxies, move planets and stars, etc... in 3010 :P
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: DaMuncha on May 06, 2008, 10:53:41 pm
You will find ... EA, who will then start buying all your companies and then disolving them, becoming the largest organisation in the Spore universe.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: SouledOne on May 07, 2008, 06:59:47 am
Well, I was frankly thinking that at that point the game would generate a report of how your species has done. Maybe the current census data on your species, how many planets you control, how many other species you wiped out in various stages, etc.
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: Creature963 on May 07, 2008, 05:21:20 pm
If you reach the center of the universe they'll probably be a big sign reading: "You've been playing this game for too long."
Title: Re: The Center of the Galaxy
Post by: leanbarton on May 07, 2008, 09:11:44 pm
The center of the galaxy is the galactic editor :)